318 pages, 76 of 101 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Meanwhile, two Iraqi women who are fleeing honor killings find Beau barely alive in the middle of the desert, his body ravaged by the crash. Suha, a doctor, and Samira, a widow and mother of three young children, nurse him back to health in a makeshift tent. Beau bonds with the women and children, and together, with the help of an underground organization, they continue their dangerous escape.
What happens next is a test of loyalties, strength, and love.
280 pages, 59 of 69 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
When Lee Tucker’s husband commits suicide, he leaves her pregnant and one million dollars in debt to a loan shark. Out of options, she escapes to her deceased mother’s dilapidated house located in a small Oregon town that, like her, is financially ruined, heartbroken and in desperate need of a fresh start. Lee’s resilience leads to a plan for a destination restaurant named Riversong, to new chances for passion and love, and to danger from her dead husband’s debt as her business blooms.
Author Tess Hardwick assembles a colorful cast of endearing small-town characters and takes you on a journey that will make you believe in the possibilities of life – even in the face of overwhelming adversity and unimaginable grief. Lee Tucker is the kind of woman you find yourself rooting for long after the last page is read.
A surprising mix of romance, humor, friendship, intrigue and gourmet food – Riversong entertains while reminding you of life’s greatest gifts.
257 pages, 6 of 6 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
In the summer of 1956, a twelve year-old African-American boy named Lincoln South makes a Greyhound bus trip from Little Rock to Atlanta to visit his grandmother. During the journey, he befriends two fellow passengers: a big-talking black teenager named Jeff Twilley and an old Austrian émigré named Franz Jabing. Lincoln is not sure he likes or trusts Twilley, but Jabing is friendly and easygoing, and they soon become friends. However, Jabing has a secret. He is on a mission to return stolen items to a young woman whose family perished in the Holocaust. He is also being chased by a hired killer out to stop him at all costs. Lincoln eventually learns of this, and finds himself caught up in a dangerous game of hide and seek. With the unlikely help of the teenager Twilley, and his own unusual courage, the boy becomes the old Austrian’s messenger and the only chance the young woman has to recover what is rightfully hers.
227 pages, 23 of 24 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life — until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side. Pursued for a secret he does not possess and with the fleet at his heels, he has but one thought: to stay alive. His pursuers aren’t inclined to sit down and talk, although that’s not the end of Elei’s troubles. The two powerful parasites inhabiting his body, at a balance until now, choose this moment to bring him down, leaving Elei with no choice but to trust in people he hardly knows. It won’t be long before he realizes he must find out this deadly secret – a secret that might change the fate of his world and everything he has ever known – or die trying. YA Science Fiction novel Warning: Some profanity and nudity. Older YA/adult
322 pages, 24 of 29 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
When an earthquake plunges the world into darkness, Alexandra Contreras struggles for survival and seeks answers. Guided by a mysterious, scarred man, she braves the wasteland in search of humanity’s mythical birthplace: Eden. Once confronted with her tragic destiny, she must make a decision which will alter the fate of the world.
448 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Ireland in 1919 is seething with violence, tension and divided loyalties – and so is the heart of the beautiful, wilful heiress Catherine O’Connell-Gort. For Catherine, by heritage, is a glittering symbol of British rule and oppression – yet by inclination she is a traitor to her class. A fervent supporter of Sinn Fein, she is also the secret lover of Sean Brennan, an IRA volunteer who is being hunted by the police for terrorism and murder.
When the British government decides to meet terror with terror, Catherine finds herself in a position of even greater conflict. Her father, a colonel in British Military Intelligence, recruits Major Andrew Butler, battle-scarred war hero and Irish landlord, to assassinate IRA leader Michael Collins. He also decides that the dashing major would make the perfect husband for his headstrong daughter …
In a violent climax of passion, guilt and betrayal, while her country hurtles towards civil war, Catherine faces and a agonising choice as she makes her final, fateful decision.
228 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is harder.
Jill and Rob are happily married and still very much in love. Then everything changes when they discover that Rob is infertile. Having children has never been the be all and end all for Jill. Yet, admittedly, a tiny part of her now wants what she can’t have. But more than craving the impossible, Jill just wants her marriage back to the way it was. But Rob has taken the news badly. He won’t touch her. They never have sex anymore. And worse still, he won’t talk about it.
Frustrated and unsure what to do, Jill is drawn into being an unwitting ‘ear’ for her best friend Leigh who is having a steamy extra-marital affair. Married to a man who is eager to please but fails to satisfy, Leigh has decided that life is too short to put her own happiness last. She has given her affair an expiry date: six weeks and then she will end it.
Then there is Wendy, who is married to handsome Neil, a top policeman. Wendy is one of those friends who never lets her guard drop – a content mother and a wife whose trust and faith in her husband seems to know no limits.
But are things ever what they seem? Does life ever go according to plan? How well do we ever know our husbands, our best friends, or even ourselves? Jill is about to find out when she faces infidelity and the truth head on…
55 pages, 3 of 4 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
As the only woman on the first contact team, xenolinguist Toni Donato expected her assignment on Christmas would be to analyze the secret women’s language — but then the chief linguist begins to sabotage her work. What is behind it? Why do the men and women have separate languages in the first place? What Toni learns turns everything she thought they knew on its head.
Originally published in Asimov’s in 2003, “Looking Through Lace” was a finalist for the Tiptree and Sturgeon awards. The Italian translation won the Premio Italia for best work of speculative fiction in translation in 2007.
157 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 4-star, Lending Enabled
This historical novel based on the tradition of a remote village in the Western part of Nigeria during the early 19th Century. It is a true life story of the journey of an ordinary woman. Its a tale of love and willpower playing together to force a Kingdom and its culture to standstill.
A sharp and agonizing thin deep shriek went through the dark night. “Please help me,” she cried. “Don’t sleep in heaven, my mother, come to my aid.”
pages, of reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
319 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
God sees that much of his creation has withered and died. His last hope is that Earth can be saved and is perhaps all that can be salvaged. He sets upon a desperate plan in which he sends seeds to Earth that are mankind’s hope for survival. He sends an archangel to assist the four seeds, the three generations of the Lancaster family.
The Lancaster’s are unaware of their celestial powers or that they are “seeds” with a godly mission. They go about their lives believing they are ordinary American citizens in a modern day world. Each Lancaster experiences life quite differently and it is only with age that each begins to understand their unique relation with a higher power. The stories of self-discovery show the struggles that each encounters as they make their way in a world that is challenging them at every turn.
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