Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker

By Frank Baker

Whilst, at the spur of the instant, Norman Huntley and his pal Henry invent an eighty-three-year-old lady referred to as leave out Hargreaves, they're encouraged to publish a letter to their new fictional buddy. it is just intended to be a foolish, risk free game—until pass over Hargreaves arrives on their doorstep. She is, to Norman’s utter disbelief, precisely as he had imagined her: enthralling, eccentric, and perpetually marvelous. He hadn’t imagined, notwithstanding, how a lot havoc an imaginary octogenarian might wreak on his sleepy Buckinghamshire fatherland.

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Temptation and Surrender: A Cynster Novel by Stephanie Laurens

By Stephanie Laurens

Good-looking, filthy rich, and well-born, Jonas Tallent has every little thing a gentleman must get pleasure from London society to the fullest—and he has. he is performed playing cards till sunrise, flirted with eligible younger women, and made like to a few ineligible ones. yet now he is stressed and tired of the senseless frivolity and careless excitement, so it is with a feeling of reduction that he's taking up the reins of his family's property in rural Devon. His such a lot urgent desire is to rent a brand new supervisor for the inn—the heart of village existence. the sort of small activity, but he discovers few respectable candidates are keen to dwell in a quiet state backwater. Then genteel yet impoverished omit Emily Beauregard applies for the placement. Jonas's preliminary reaction is an emphatic "no!" girls, particularly one as beautiful as Emily, belong within the ballroom or the bed room, no longer operating an hotel. yet with out possible choices, he grudgingly permits Emily to attempt, and he or she quickly proves herself worthwhile, resurrecting the lodge with tact and talent. yet Emily has a mystery. it is not in basic terms the necessity to offer for herself and her orphaned siblings that has introduced her to Devon. She's surreptitiously looking for a relations treasure hidden within the village, the single clues to its situation a cryptic rhyme passed down throughout the generations. Emily is decided to resolve the puzzle, locate the treasure, and reinstate her relations to its rightful position in society. yet Em hasn't bargained on Jonas. His event is temptation, his attentions impossible to resist, and he is decided to assist her in her quest. He ultimately persuades her to belief him, and jointly they resolve the clues. yet another individual is looking at, ready, and as soon as the kin legacy is unearthed, the villain moves, threatening Em, her kinfolk, and the affection she and Jonas have chanced on in every one other's palms.

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Achilles by Madeline Miller

By Madeline Miller

“At as soon as a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly unique murals by way of an exceptionally gifted new novelist….A publication i couldn't placed down.”
—Ann Patchett

“Mary Renault lives again!” announces Emma Donoghue, writer of Room, concerning The tune of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s exciting, profoundly relocating, and totally designated retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan warfare. A story of gods, kings, immortal popularity, and the human center, The track of Achilles is a stunning literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed experience, an epic love tale, a marvelously conceived and done page-turner, Miller’s huge debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from a few of modern fiction’s brightest lights—and fanatics of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome sequence will relish this unforgettable trip again to historical Greece within the Age of Heroes.

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Under the Burning Sun by H.A. DeRosso

By H.A. DeRosso

WesternDescribed by means of invoice Pronzini as a poet of the Western shadowland, DeRossos characters are typically gunslicks, bounty hunters, drifters, hard-scrabble ranchers, and outlaws who're lonely and disappointed neither all solid nor all undesirable. within the Bounty Hunter, Spurr is duped by means of scalp hunters into believing that he has killed his personal son. Fifteen years later, while he learns the reality, he turns into keen about revenge. This and different tales by means of H. A. DeRosso, every one of them robust and spellbinding were amassed for the 1st time by way of invoice Pronzini.*First version Western

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A Terrible Beauty by D. W. St. John

By D. W. St. John

After anguish the best of private tragedies, Dai O’Connel is not any longerwilling to lie. A headstrong Welshman 20 years in an Oregon school room, herefuses both to reduce criteria or to enforce the feel-good nonsense of OutcomeBased Curriculum, and therefore is concentrated for dismissal.Sent to record his failings is Solange Gonsalvás, Oregon’s youngest assistantsuperintendent. identified either for breathtaking acceptance and her commitment tothe task, she is relentless in pursuit of incompetent academics. Deeply believing she will be able to make the district’s colleges higher, whereas suffering from her personal proposal of what tuition can be, Solange reveals O’Connel certainly not as she anticipated. Principled, convinced, excellent at what he does, Dai isn't the form of instructor Solange forces from the classroom—but greater than competence is at stake.District politicos call for O'Connel's ouster, and if Solange wishes the head job,she needs to take his. Bewildered through the serious allure she feels for the fellow, Solange needs to make a choice from ruining a superb teacher's profession and furthering her personal, a occupation for which she's sacrificed every little thing.

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The Maid: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter

By Kimberly Cutter

“Was she a saint or a witch? A visionary or a madwoman? Or a rare peasant woman who, at God’s bidding, led a military, stored France, and paid the associated fee via burning alive? . . . Kimberly Cutter’s portrait of ‘Jehanne’ as an odd, gritty teenage tomboy and real believer is compelling.” —USA Today

It is the 15th century, and the tumultuous Hundred Years’ battle rages on. France is less than siege, English squaddies tear during the nation-state destroying all who go their paths, and Charles VII, the uncrowned king, has neither the energy nor the desire to rally his military. And within the quiet of her mom and dad’ backyard in Domrémy, a peasant lady sees a spangle of sunshine and hears a strong voice communicate her identify: Jehanne.

The tale of Jehanne d’Arc, the visionary and saint who believed she have been selected by means of God, who led a military and stored her nation, has captivated our imaginations for hundreds of years. however the tale of Jehanne—the woman whose sister used to be murdered through the English, who sought an get away from a violent father and a compelled marriage, who taught herself to experience and to struggle, and who by some means came upon the braveness and tenacity to cajole first one, then , then millions to persist with her—is without delay exciting, unforeseen, and heartbreaking. wealthy with unstated love and battlefield valor, The Maid is a unique concerning the energy and uncertainty of religion and the exhilarating and devastating effects of repute.

“Impressive . . . Cutter inspires the novel’s medieval international with notable details.” —New York occasions e-book Review

“Joan of Arc, the teenage peasant woman who commanded a French military, was once burned on the stake, and at last declared a saint, exists in our collective mind's eye as extra fantasy than individual . . . Cutter strips away the romanticism in prefer of a extra complicated portrayal that increases a few provocative questions.” —O Magazine

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