A Christmas gift straight from the heart of Susan Mallery, one of today's most beloved writers—a brand new Fool's Gold romance! Cupcake baker Nancee Smith is stunned when search-and-rescue pilot Jesse “Shep” Sheppard strides into her kitchen. The last time she saw the Ghost of Heartbreaks Past was the night before he left her at the altar. He said he loved her, then didn't even say goodbye. Now Shep claims he's done dashing away at the first sign of forever. The romance of Fool's Gold at Christmas tempts her to have faith—snow glistening on rooftops like great swirls of frosting, twinkle lights in every window—but this time around, she's the one with cold feet. If promises alone aren't enough to sway her, Shep will have to show her the love in his heart. “Susan Mallery never disappoints.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
Treachery, Torture, Murder and Massacre - France 1944
Author: Douglas Boyd
Pubpsher: The History Press
Nearing D-Day, Allied intelligence used thousands of young men hiding in France's forests and hill country to avoid compulsory labour service in Germany as bait to draw German forces away from the Normandy beaches. There are two principles of guerilla warfare: never to concentrate your forces or rish a pitched battle. But with RAF airdrops of pistols and Sten guns came British, American and French liaison officers who concentrated these untrained civilians in remote areas of France. They thought Allied airborne foreces would land and help them drive the Germans out of their country, but instead were hunted down by collaborationist French paramilitaries, Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS troops. They died in the snows of winter through high midsummer. Those taken prisoner were raped, tortured and shot or deported to death camps in Germany. Many of their killers were themselves murdered after the liberation, when thousands of French women were also publicly humiliated as sexual traitors.
Six years ago tragedy struck and Caroline Rogers had to make tough decisions to sell the family farm and put her life on hold to raise her younger siblings. Now that they're entering adulthood and her long-delayed photography career is taking off, she can almost taste the freedom. Shaken by self-doubt, Dr. Mick Larsen turns his back on his big-city psychiatric practice and settles for the small-town quiet of Redbud Mill, where he can hide his past successes and failures. To Caroline, he shows only a man who wants to put down roots and start a family--good reasons for her to stay away. Then someone starts vandalizing local landmarks she has photographed. Now Caroline must convince a man with little faith in his own abilities that he can help her find the disturbed mind in their midst. But even as she teaches him to trust himself, she must fight the temptation to trust him with her future and her heart.
Vienna in the early 20th century was, in the words of our protagonist and narrator, a soulless, syphilitic whore of a city; a turbulent and bubbling melting pot of races, creeds and politics, rapidly expanding as it strained to contain the ever-increasing multitudes. In such places the nightmare moments of modern history are conceived. This novel is a fictionalised account of those who were to change the very collective psyche of mankind. It is a vivid and poignant portrayal of the sometimes thin dividing line between becoming good or evil. D.M. Thomas is a British novelist and poet, born and living in Cornwall. His novel The White Hotel was an international bestseller and shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It is rightly considered a modern classic, translated into more than 30 languages. John Updike said of the book: ‘Astonishing … A forthright sensuality mixed with a fine historical feeling for the nightmare moments in modern history, a dreamlike fluidity and quickness’; the statement could equally be applied to Hunters in the Snow.
Release on 2009-09-21 | by Henrietta Isler,Paula Gold Chalef
Author: Henrietta Isler,Paula Gold Chalef
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
In 1972, a young Japanese mother inadvertently discovers she is married to a member of an outcast class called the burakumin. As a result she is forced to abandon her husband and nine-month old baby and is sent to the United States. Once there she confronts many other types of prejudice. Her story concerns learning and growing in new ways.
The gripping second novel in M. J. McGrath's Edie Kiglatuk Arctic crime series. When Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk stumbles across a body abandoned in the Alaskan forest, she little imagines what her discovery will lead her to. With the local police convinced the death is linked to the Dark Believers, a sinister Russian sect, Edie's friends insist she leave the investigation to the proper authorities. But remaining in the area as part of the support team for her ex-husband Sammy's bid to win the famous Iditarod dog sled race, Edie cannot get the image of the frozen corpse out of her mind. While Sammy travels across some of world's toughest and most deadly terrain, Edie sets off on an investigation which will take her into a dark world of politics, corruption and greed - as a painful secret in her past finally catches up with her . . .
A worldly rancher seeks shelter with a small-town woman—and gets snowed in! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig! When a blizzard strands rancher Josh Calhoun at a tiny Texas inn, it's not boredom that makes him notice innocent Abby Donovan. There's something about the B & B's owner, with her ponytail and sweet smile. Now Josh can't stop wanting her…or kissing her. He refuses to say goodbye… When the roads clear, Abby lets herself be whisked away—to New York City, to Josh's vast Texas ranch, to a wealthy world she's never known. Will she stay with the tempting cowboy? Or return to the life she left behind?
Rancher Hank Rose loses his parents in a freak lightning storm on the Nevada desert three weeks before his Iroquois wife, Susan Sun, gives birth to their only child. Just as their daughter, Sunny, returns some joy to their lives, she is kidnapped at age four. Sunny suffers numbing mind-control and physical abuse for eight years before she is found, barely educated and terrified of a world she has never known, her only friend a German shepherd, named Paraso. After she is rescued from a locked car during a California heat wave, Sunny reunites with her parents, who are naturally ecstatic to see her again. But as happy as they are, Sunny struggles to find her place in a life she barely remembers and Hank wrestles with a past he would rather forget. After Sunny finally chooses an austere path of religious service, her parents fear they have lost her again, but in the end, Sunnywithout conscious intentlays to rest old grievances of her father and her grandparents, and surprisingly, her kidnappers pain as well. Dancing in the Red Snow is the compelling tale of a girls incredible journey through childhood with a vengeful abductor and the years after as she embarks on a daring path to healing.
Dee Disheau is the recipient of Top Teacher, Outstanding Educator, Achievement Award for her contributions to the intellectual growth of North York. She is the author of several short stories and educational publications. She is also a mom, a granny, and a great grandmother. Dee believes that if we are going to make a difference, we must start with the children. She has worked with thousands of them.
Can a pup with a nose for trouble collar two lovers who need a miracle? Lydia Keane figured she’d be heading for heaven after finding her best friend, Amy, the perfect husband. But instead the reluctant angel’s still stuck here on earth, trapped in the chubby body of a corgi named Piggy — and blackmailed into another matchmaking mission! This time the job means manufacturing a little mischief before any marital vows are exchanged — an assignment that lets her hound every human within sniffing distance.... Wedding consultant Joey DeMato knows firsthand how hard it is to find true love. So when it comes to romance, Joey is all business — until Alicia, an old friend from college, becomes Joey’s latest client. Alicia is rushing into a marriage with a hero cop who saved her life. But as Joey tries to stay on the sidelines, the gorgeous groom gets under her skin — with more than a little help from a conniving canine! Piggy’s scheme includes nixing the planned nuptials in favor of Joey and the handsome lawman — but Piggy’s not the only one who wants the bride out of the way. Now, with just days until the wedding, can one devilish dog put the bite on a mysterious stalker and still find time to play canine Cupid?