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Her Last Promise

Author : Kathryn Hughes
ISBN : 9781472265944
Genre : Fiction
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*** Winner Book of the Year in Prima magazine Big Book Awards 2019 **** 'A gripping read' Woman & Home 'Storytelling at its finest with characters that come alive and a plot that dances with intrigue. An absolutely first-class read that does not disappoint' Prima Curl up this autumn with Her Last Promise, a page-turning, heartwrenching story of how hope can rise from the ashes of tragedy and of the overcoming power of love. From No. 1 bestselling author of The Letter Kathryn Hughes. Tara Richards was just a girl when she lost her mother. Years later when Tara receives a letter from a London solicitor its contents shake her to the core. Someone has left her a key to a safe deposit box. In the box lies an object that will change everything Tara thought she knew and lead her on a journey to deepest Spain in search of the answers that have haunted her for forty years. Violet Skye regrets her decision to travel abroad leaving her young daughter behind. As the sun dips below the mountains, she reminds herself she is doing this for their future. Tonight, 4th June 1978, will be the start of a new life for them. This night will indeed change Violet's destiny, in the most unexpected of ways... Just some of the five-star reviews from real readers for Her Last Promise... 'Hope rises from despair and new beginnings are forged in the most extraordinary and unexpected way. Kathryn Hughes delves deeply into the heart and soul of her characters, making them totally relatable...like friends you really care for. My addiction to this novel was total and uncompromising *****' 'Wonderful! First book I have read by Kathryn Hughes and will now read her previous stories. I loved it *****' 'Another great story from Kathryn Hughes *****' 'As always, a lovely story by Kathryn Hughes *****' 'I really enjoyed this book, especially the nostalgic 1970's descriptions *****''
Category: Fiction

Every Last Promise

Author : Kristin Halbrook
ISBN : 9780062121295
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson and Gayle Forman, Every Last Promise is a provocative and emotional novel about a girl who must decide between keeping quiet and speaking up after witnessing a classmate's sexual assault. Kayla saw something at the party that she wasn't supposed to. But she hasn't told anyone. No one knows the real story about what happened that night—about why Kayla was driving the car that ran into a ditch after the party, about what she saw in the hours leading up to the accident, and about the promise she made to her friend Bean before she left for the summer. Now Kayla's coming home for her senior year. If Kayla keeps quiet, she might be able to get her old life back. If she tells the truth, she risks losing everything—and everyone—she ever cared about.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Last Promise

Author : Scarlett Dunn
ISBN : 9781420138948
Genre : Fiction
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The heart always finds a home... For British heiress Mary Ann Hardwicke, the Wild West is the perfect place to make her own life and escape the stifling privilege of an arranged marriage. Hard at work proving her independence, it's little wonder she has no time for handsome cowboy Luke McBride. No matter that he somehow understands the freedom she so badly needs—how could she trust such a wild spirit, much less find a way to love him? Like the broncs he busts, Luke doesn’t see himself settling down in one place, let alone with one woman. So at first, Mary Ann is just an intriguing challenge. But her determination and bravery are sparking a longing to prove he can be the truly good man she deserves. Now as their enemies work to separate them, they will take a dangerous gamble on faith to claim an enduring love...
Category: Fiction

One Last Promise

Author : Tina Wainscott
ISBN : 9781945143816
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes danger—and love—crash into your life when you least expect it… When Clare Decker sees a plane go down in the desert behind her remote home and goes to assist, the sexy pilot, Quade Bonahan, kidnaps her. Since the men who downed his plane are shooting at them, she has no choice but to go along with Quade, at least until she can escape. Clare has been punishing herself with her solitary life, her only friend is a sassy character from her books: Roxy. Now it’s as if she’s been thrust into one of her own books. Quade might embody the elusive mystery man in her current manuscript, but she doesn’t know if he’s one of the good guys. As she learns more about why they’re on the run, she realizes that the maddening man may be her only way to stay alive…and to keep dangerous information from the wrong people. Quade is a man at war with himself. He hates dragging Clare into danger, but he can’t leave her behind. His enemies will think she’s involved and kill her. Quade knows from his days in the Special Forces that letting himself care about Clare is foolish for them both. Clare is a woman who needs to be loved, and he is a man who cannot let himself love. As Clare and Quade piece together evidence about an espionage ring, and manage dangerous twists and turns, he finds his “nothing personal” policy crumbling. Because the more he knows her, and helps her to embrace life again, the more he wants to be part of that life. What readers are saying about Tina Wainscott’s books: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wainscott delivers unusual and satisfying romance with a supernatural twist.” Publishers Weekly ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Tina Wainscott has her finger firmly on the pulse of the romance genre.” — Kathee Card, Under the Covers ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Tina has unforgettable female protagonists and action-packed, almost haunting plotlines.” – Janet Evanovich New York Times bestselling author ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Tina Wainscott always delivers … I love to curl up with anything she writes.” – New York Times Bestselling author Heather Graham
Category: Fiction

The Last Promise

Author : Douglas Browning
ISBN : 9781450008549
Genre : Fiction
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Walter Waner, former university professor and present novelist, is lured by the petite but captivating Promise Moss into investigating threats to her and her coterie of sexual companions. Barely having begun, he is confronted with the murder of one of her companions. Untrained in detection, he finds himself groping and stumbling in his effort to find answers. Promise and two of her close friends, gloriously attractive women, draw Walter into byways of temptation and frustration. He bumbles on as his very life becomes entangled and transformed.
Category: Fiction

Darcy S Last Promise

Author : Medea Lena Yorba
ISBN : 9781493574865
Genre : Fiction
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Description of Darcy's Last Promise In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet's beloved characters and deliciously romantic love story have captured imaginations for roughly the last two hundred years. But the story did not end there. Elizabeth receives Darcy's Last Promise in his final moments in that lifetime. He vows that somehow he will find Elizabeth and that they will be together again. This promise is not as simple as it sounds and the journey takes them through misunderstanding, desperation, and perseverance. The story is full of humor, hope, frustration, pain and joy. As an added twist, they are not the only original Pride and Prejudice characters who show up in the 21st century. Watch for the sequel Darcy's Last Promise Tested.
Category: Fiction

The Last Promise

Author : Richard Evans
ISBN : 1101143967
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's most beloved storytellers comes a rich and all-too-human novel about the tragedy and triumph of love... Years ago, a sweet girl from Utah was swept off her feet by a handsome Italian. Today, the sweet girl from Utah is a wife and mother living in Italy. And she's about to be swept off her feet all over again...
Category: Fiction


Author : George Sand
ISBN : 9780897338677
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A drama of loyalty and passion set against a Gothic background. This novel is said to have inspired Wuthering Heights.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Lullaby Of Polish Girls

Author : Dagmara Dominczyk
ISBN : 9780679645993
Genre : Fiction
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Includes an interview featuring Dagmara Dominczyk and Adriana Trigiani A vibrant, engaging debut novel that follows the friendship of three women from their youthful days in Poland to their complicated, not-quite-successful adult lives Because of her father’s role in the Solidarity movement, Anna and her parents immigrate to the United States in the 1980s as political refugees from Poland. They settle in Brooklyn among immigrants of every stripe, yet Anna never quite feels that she belongs. But then, the summer she turns twelve, she is sent back to Poland to visit her grandmother, and suddenly she experiences the shock of recognition. In her family’s hometown of Kielce, Anna develops intense friendships with two local girls—brash and beautiful Justyna and desperately awkward Kamila—and their bond is renewed every summer when Anna returns. The Lullaby of Polish Girls follows these three best friends from their early teenage years on the lookout for boys in Kielce—a town so rough its citizens are called “the switchblades”—to the loss of innocence that wrecks them, and the stunning murder that reaches across oceans to bring them back together after they’ve grown and long since left home. Dagmara Dominczyk’s assured narrative flashes from the wild summers of the girls’ youth to their years of self-discovery in New York and Europe. Her writing is full of grit and guts, and her descriptions of the emotional experiences of her characters resonate with honesty. The Lullaby of Polish Girls captures the passion and drama of friendship, the immigrant’s yearning to be known, and the exquisite and wistful transformation of young women coming of age. Praise for The Lullaby of Polish Girls “A coming-of-age tale of three young Polish women [that is] brimming with teary epiphanies, betrayal and love, as well as the grit of both New York and Kielce. [It’s] Girls with a Polish accent.”—The New York Times “The Lullaby of Polish Girls will make you swoon. Dagmara Dominczyk has written a glorious debut novel inspired by her own emigration from Poland to Brooklyn with depth, intensity, humor, and grace.”—Adriana Trigiani “An ennui-stricken actress returns to the old country—and to the friends of her youth—in Dagmara Dominczyk’s The Lullaby of Polish Girls, in which solidarity is all about summer evenings under the stars with a vodka bottle and a radio playing ‘Forever Young.’ ”—Vogue “Compelling . . . an original portrait of friendship and identity . . . Dominczyk uses a fresh, confident style.”—People “In this arresting debut novel, Polish American film and TV actress Dominczyk pays homage to her native city of Kielce while capturing the joys, insecurities, and struggles of three girlfriends coming of age. Spanning thirteen years, Dominczyk’s absorbing story is a triptych of tsknota (Polish for a kind of yearning) and a profound desire for acceptance, freedom, and home.”—Booklist (starred review) “The Lullaby of Polish Girls is sexy and sensitive, with a raw, openhearted center. Dominczyk’s love for her complicated characters is apparent from the first page to the last, and by the novel’s end the reader cares for them just as deeply.”—Emma Straub Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.
Category: Fiction

To Tempt A Gentleman

Author : Kate Huntington
ISBN : 9781420140514
Genre : Fiction
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Simply Irresistible When an elderly relative passes away, the last thing Sir Michael Stewart expects is a bequest--especially a lushly attractive young woman determined to move into his home! The old lady's former companion and housekeeper, Catriona Grant has promised to take care of him now, but Michael doesn't need her help: The stubborn lass has far too many ideas about letting the sunshine in and chasing the doldrums out. Widowed and content at his remote and admittedly rather bleak estate on Scotland's coast, Michael has only one solution--finding Miss Grant a husband of her own. But letting her go isn't as easy as he imagined--especially when he discovers that what passed for contentment before has been shattered by fantasies of the sweet tilt of Catriona's lips, and the soft curves of her body. . . Praise for the Novels of Kate Huntington "Kate Huntington's reputation for frothy, fun-filled frolics is well earned with this charming tale of an amazingly stubborn family that doesn't realize just how much they care for each other. Fast-paced and fun."--Romantic Times on Town Bronze "Ms. Huntington has a flare for character and dialogue that puts her in the upper echelon of regency writers."--Rendezvous on Lady Diana's Darlings
Category: Fiction

For A Life Taken

Author : Lazar J. Trubman
ISBN : 9781469118819
Genre : Fiction
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Passion S Last Promise

Author : Christie Adams
ISBN : 9781910791363
Genre : Fiction
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Assigned to protect the genius behind a project of national importance, a former Royal Military Police officer must keep him safe while battling her attraction to him. During her temporary transfer to other duties, he goes missing—when she returns, she must put her life on the line to save him. Hers to protect… His to serve… Sparks fly when CEO Dr. Simon Northwood meets his new bodyguard. He isn’t prepared for close protection specialist Ros Edwards, a former captain in the Royal Military Police. Experienced submissive though he is, having a woman stand between him and any further threat is completely untenable. Assigned to protect the genius behind a project of national importance, Ros unexpectedly encounters the most delicious man she’s met in a long time. As a Domme, she’d love to play with him, but even if he weren’t in need of her professional skills, there’s no way he’s submissive. A determined man. A stubborn woman. When passion flirts with danger, the last promise is the toughest one of all…
Category: Fiction

The Last Promise

Author : Kazam Butur
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Richard Paul Evans is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. Here, in his latest novel, he tells a love story about facing the greatest decision of all...choosing between the love for a child and romantic love. When Eliana, still called Ellen by her close friends back in America, moved to Italy the future was bright with promise. Tuscany held magic in its sprawling vineyards, great food, and centuries of art. It was a life of the senses, perfect for a blossoming, talented young artist such as Eliana. Her family and friends back home all thought she had made the right choice in following her heart, and the man she fell in love with and married, back to his native country. In America, Eliana's story was that of a fairy tale. But in Italy, in the small, rustic village nestled in the Chianti countryside, Eliana found her husband to be a very different man. Over time he distances himself from her, leaving Eliana to care for their young son, struggling with the asthma that threatens to take his life. Although she longs for the romance she'd known in America, Eliana is happy as a mother and with the time she spends with her child; yet when fellow American Ross Story, a deeply thoughtful man with a mysterious passion for art, arrives at the same villa, a chance encounter causes Eliana and Ross to look at their lives anew. And with their discovery that individuals may change and grow, they can never forget that the bonds of family last forever. In The Last Promise Richard Paul Evans spins a passionate, bittersweet tale about the fantastic joy and great sorrow life can throw our way. Rich and complex as a vintage Chianti wine, The Last Promise is in the end an uplifting, all-too-human tale about the magnificent power of true love. From Publishers Weekly The Tuscan setting of this new novel by the bestselling author of The Christmas Box is as beguiling as its heroine. Ellen, now called Eliana, has been living in Italy for several years. She's a talented artist in her 30s, originally from a small town in Utah. She came to Italy to study art and soon met and married Maurizio Fernini, the head of a large family agricultural enterprise. What seemed like a fairy tale quickly soured-Maurizio now spends much of his time traveling and philandering, leaving her to care for their severely asthmatic son, Alessio. Eliana knows that in her adopted country she's expected to shrug philosophically at her husband's cheating, but she remains furious and desperately lonely, and even considers illegally fleeing back to America with Alessio. Then she meets American Ross Story, an art lover and tour guide who knows everything about everything in the Uffizi Gallery. Eliana asks Ross to sit for a portrait, and soon she's not nearly as lonely as she used to be. But as the two fall for each other, she faces a tormenting choice between romantic love and her love for her son. Evans paces his story skillfully and plays up the Tuscan landscape to maximum effect. His literary devices can be a bit stale (the first paragraph of the book's first chapter has Eliana studying her reflection in a mirror), but he does offer a gender-bending twist on the age-old story of romance between artist and subject. Those who enjoyed The Christmas Box are in for another treat. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Evans is billed by his publisher as a brand name, and you know the brand. An American wife in Italy, ignored by her Italian husband and caring for a sick child, risks bittersweet romance with the new man in town. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

Author : Thomas De Quincey
ISBN : 9781460400753
Genre : Fiction
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains its author’s most famous and frequently-read work and one of the period’s central statements about both the power and terror of imagination. De Quincey describes the intense “pleasures” and harrowing “pains” of his opium use in lyrical and dramatic prose. A notorious success since its 1821 publication, the work has been an important influence on philosophers, theorists, and psychologists, as well as literary writers, of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But Confessions is only one part of a larger confessional project conceived by De Quincey over the course of his writing career. Gathered together in this edition, these texts provide a fascinating glimpse of early nineteenth-century British aesthetic, medical, psychological, political, philosophical, social, racial, national, and imperialist attitudes. This edition includes the 1821 text of Confessions, its important sequel Suspiria de Profundis (1845), and its sequel, The English Mail-Coach (1849), as well as extensive appendices.
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The Works Of Thomas Jefferson

Author : Thomas Jefferson
ISBN : 9781616402082
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Few men stand with as towering a stature in the annals of American legend as THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826). Author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, he ranks as one of the most significant of the United States' Founding Fathers, his political philosophies continuing to impact the nation to this day. In the late 19th century American biographer PAUL LEICESTER FORD (1865-1902) assembled this collection of Jefferson's most important, most influential, and most revealing writings. This replica of the 12-volume "Federal Edition" of 1904 is considered a masterpiece of historical scholarship, praised for its attention to detail as well as its objective dispassion toward its subject. Here, in Volume VIII, discover: [ Jefferson's itinerary and chronology, 1793-1798 [ letters from 1793-1798 to such persons as Eli Whitney, Archibald Stuart, Edmond Charles Genet, Henry Tazewell, Edward Rutledge, and others [ papers including "Opinion on Neutral Trade," "Drafts of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798," and others.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tinsley S Magazine

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172131974480
Genre : English fiction
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Category: English fiction