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The Girl with the Blue Hair Ribbon

Author : G. W. Wallace
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A beautiful young teenage girl meets the boy of her dreams and after she says goodbye and returns home suddenly her life changes in a flash of an eye. Believing in destiny Rose McGinn is able to finally make her destiny years later and through fate she meets that boy again. But this time their simple teen years are gone and obstacales stand in their way of true love. Fighting horrific events from her past and those obstacales in front of her changes everything. This twisting story and the heartwrenching reality of discovering her own sadness is remarkable for anyone. Will Rose McGinn overcome the stumbling blocks that are keeping her from having true love in her life.

The Brass Cupcake

Author : John D. MacDonald
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One of the most beloved American thriller writers of the twentieth century kicks off a rip-roaring career with his exhilarating first novel, a hard-boiled classic full of twists and turns, good intentions and bad coincidences, the stench of corruption and the pursuit of justice at any cost. Introduction by Dean Koontz Ex-cop Cliff Bartells might be the last honest man in Florence City, Florida. After quitting the force over a crisis of conscience, he takes a job at an insurance company buying back stolen jewelry. Cliff is focused on keeping the bottom line down and staying out of the spotlight. But when an affluent tourist from Boston is murdered over a hefty collection of jewelry, Cliff finds himself wrapped up in a case that’s making national headlines. With the victim’s beautiful niece, Melody Chance, determined to help retrieve the goods, suddenly Cliff has the partner he never knew he wanted. Now all they need is a suspect: someone capable of cold-blooded murder in the name of profit. And that could mean anyone in this crooked town. Praise for John D. MacDonald “As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “John D. MacDonald was a writer way ahead of his time.”—John Saul

My Home is Far Away

Author : Dawn Powell
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My Home is Far Away is the most precisely autobiographical of Powell’s fifteen novels. In this family chronicle set in early twentieth century Ohio, young Marcia Willard’s family struggles to keep up with the rapidly changing times, and Marcia endures disillusionment, cruelty, and betrayal to forge a survivor’s sense of independence. John Updike has compared Powell with Theodore Dreiser, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, “and those other Midwestern writers who felt something epic in the national shift from rural to urban, from provincial sequestration to metropolitan liberation.” By 1941, when Powell set to work on My Home Is Far Away, she was better known for the smart, boozy, bawdy, hilarious send-ups of Manhattan high and low life. She had begun to attain a reputation for high sophistication and nothing could be less “sophisticated” – in the glittering, all-knowing, furiously present-tense, big-city manner Powell had perfected – than My Home Is Far Away. This was the month of cherries and peaches, of green apples beyond the grape arbor, of little dandelion ghosts in the grass, of sour grass and four-leaf clovers, of still dry heat holding the smell of nasturtiums and dying lilacs. This was the best month of all and the best day. It was not birthday, Easter, Christmas, or picnic, but all these things and something else, something wonderful, something utterly unknown. The two little girls in embroidered white Sunday dresses knew no way to express their secret joy but by whirling each other dizzily over the lawn crying, “We’re moving, we’re moving! We’re moving to London Junction!” My Home Is Far Away is one of the very few examples of a book written for adults, with an adult command of the language, that maintains the vantage point of a hungry, serious child throughout. It might be likened to a memoir that has been penned not with the usual tranquility of distance but rather with the sense that everything happening to the characters is happening right now, without any promise of eventual escape, without any assurance that childhood, too, shall pass away. My Home is Far Away had been out of print for sixty years when Steerforth reissued it in 1995. It received immediate widespread acclaim, and was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where Terry Teachout called it “one of the permanent masterpieces of childhood, comparable with David Copperfield, What Maisie Knew and the early reminiscences of Colette,” and where he proclaimed Powell to be “one of this country’s least recognized great novelists.”

Gateway Beyond Threshold

Author : T. Bowyer
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Join Jasylin and her crew as the get shanghaied into saving more than just some imaginary Princess. (First of the Road Series)

The Blue Between Sky and Water

Author : Susan Abulhawa
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It is 1947, and Beit Daras, a rural Palestinian village, is home to the Baraka family – oldest daughter Nazmiyeh, brother Mamdouh, beautiful, dreamy Mariam and their widowed mother. When Israeli forces descend, sending the village up in flames, the family must take the long road to Gaza, in a walk that will test them to their limits. Sixty years later, in America, Mamdouh's granddaughter Nur falls in love with a doctor. Following him to his work in Gaza, she meets Alwan, who will help Nur discover the ties of kinship that transcend distance – and even death. Told with raw humanity, The Blue Between Sky and Water is a lyrical, devastatingly beautiful story of a family's relocation, separation, survival and love.

The Ellis Island Collection Grace s Pictures Annie s Stories

Author : Cindy Thomson
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This Collection bundles two of Cindy Thomson’s Ellis Island historical novels into one e-book for a great value! Grace’s Pictures: Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her, Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness. Annie’s Stories: The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than entertainment—they’re a sweet reminder of her storyteller father. After his death, Annie fled Ireland for the land of dreams, finding work at Hawkins House. But when a fellow boarder with something to hide is accused of misconduct and authorities threaten to shut down the boardinghouse, Annie fears she may lose her new friends, her housekeeping job . . . and her means of funding her dream: a memorial library to honor her father. Furthermore, the friendly postman shows a little too much interest in Annie—and in her father’s unpublished stories. In fact, he suspects these tales may hold a grand secret. Though the postman’s intentions seem pure, Annie wants to share her father’s stories on her own terms. Determined to prove herself, Annie must forge her own path to aid her friend and create the future she’s always envisioned . . . where dreams really do come true.

An Eve Duncan Collection From Iris Johansen

Author : Iris Johansen
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New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen has captivated millions of readers with her fast-paced forensics thrillers featuring heroine Eve Duncan. Here together for the first time in a convenient eBook bundle are four of her popular Eve Duncan novels: Quicksand Do you still miss your little Bonnie? This one sentence, spoken by a male voice in anonymous phone call, is all it takes to drag Eve Duncan right back to that horrifying moment years ago when her only daughter vanished without a trace. Since then, Eve's life has become an obsession to find her daughter's remains. Only one man—a brilliant, ruthless killer—knows the truth about what happened to Bonnie. But taunting Eve might be his first and last mistake... Blood Game When a Georgia senator's daughter is found dead and drained of blood, Eve enters the world of a twisted psychopath—a man whose name appears on Eve's shortlist of killers connected to her own missing daughter, Bonnie. Eight Days to Live It all begins with a painting called Guilt. Eve Duncan's daughter, Jane, has no idea why she painted the portrait of the chilling face that now hangs in a Paris gallery. But those who belong to a powerful cult—one that dates back to the time of Christ—know both the face and the significance behind it... Chasing the Night A CIA agent's two-year-old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Nine years later, Catherine Ling's instincts—maternal and professional—tell her that her son is still alive. But she needs the help of someone as driven and obsessed as she is to find him. That person is Eve Duncan.

British Dolls of the 1950s

Author : Susan Brewer
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Photos, descriptions, and fascinating history for dedicated doll collectors. In the 1950s, a new material—plastic—revolutionized the doll trade and made dolls affordable for people of all classes. This book focuses specifically on British dolls of that decade, offering not only useful information for collectors but a glimpse into the history and culture that surrounded these cherished toys. Along with photos and descriptions, this unique guide covers: doll manufacturers must-buy dolls what to spot when buying dolls how to avoid buying fakes a where-to-buy directory doll hospitals specialist museums

Seven Little Australians

Author : Ethel Turner
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Seven Little Australians is a classic Australian children's literature novel by Ethel Turner, published in 1894.

Grace s Pictures

Author : Cindy Thomson
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Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her, Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness.

Quicksand

Author : Iris Johansen
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Returning from Johansen's New York Times bestselling thriller, Stalemate, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is still reeling from the disappearance of her daughter, Bonnie. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she enlists the clairvoyant skills of Dr. Megan Blair to help find her. No strangers to looking for clues where there seem to be none, the two women use their highly specialized talents to hunt down Bonnie's elusive kidnapper and return her to her mother's arms. But is Bonnie still alive? Will the two women find her in time? Iris Johansen strikes again with this non-stop, action packed thriller, keeping readers turning pages well into the night.

Close to Home

Author : Cynthia Baxter
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When Jessica MacAllister takes time off from her career to move to the suburbs and become a full time wife and mother, it’s not all Ozzie and Harriet. Then her cigar-chomping real-estate agent is murdered, and she can’t resist investigating. Jessica teams up with the victim’s charming – and surprisingly attentive – younger brother, meanwhile wrestling with her own ambivalence about her new role. Contemporary mystery by Cynthia Baxter writing as Cynthia Blair; originally published by Ballantine

My Mother Gets Married

Author : Moa Martinson
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Originally published in Sweden in 1936, this rare novel is the first volume in Martinson's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy. Told through the seven-year-old child Mia's eyes, the novel portrays a life of dreadful poverty, recording in detail Mia's beautiful mother's pregnancies by her handsome but hard-drinking and unfaithful husband; the succession of rented rooms infested with rats and lice, where Mia lives; the insiduous separateness and cruelty that the haves inflict on the have-nots. "A poignant, yet unsettling documentary story that transcends time and place in its depiction of the struggles of the working poor, deserving of a place alongside such notables as Sinclair Lewis, Ole Rolvaag, and John Steinbeck."-Booklist

The Grub and Stakers Pinch a Poke

Author : Charlotte MacLeod
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An amateur play turns serious when a prop gun is swapped for a real one. When Jenson Thorbisher-Freep announces an amateur theatrical contest, the women in the Grub-and-Stake gardening club race to join in. They enlist Osbert Monk as their playwright - not only is he married to their club leader Dittany Monk, but he's famous the world over as Lex Laramie, bestselling novelist of Westerns. Taking the legend of Dangerous Dan McGrew as his inspiration, Osbert delivers a rough draft faster than the Pony Express. Now all the Grub-and-Stakers have to do is cast it. To play McGrew, Dittany picks town cad Andrew McNaster, who has recently improved his manners in an attempt to woo Osbert's aunt, Arethusa. The gunslinger's performance gets a bit too real on opening night, though, when his prop bullets are replaced with real ones, and claim the toe of a fellow thespian. Is McNaster as nice as he pretends to be? Or has he taken his part too close to heart, and decided to become very dangerous indeed? Review Quote. "The screwball mystery is Charlotte MacLeod's cup of tea." - Chicago Tribune. "Charlotte MacLeod does what she does better than anybody else does it; and what she does is in the top rank of modern mystery fiction." - Elizabeth Peters, creator of the Amelia Peabody. series "The epitome of the 'cozy' mystery." - Mostly Murder. Biographical note. Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005) was an internationally bestselling author of cozy mysteries. Born in Canada, she moved to Boston as a child, and lived in New England most of her life. After graduating from college, she made a career in advertising, writing copy for the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company before moving on to Boston firm N. H. Miller & Co., where she rose to the rank of vice president. In her spare time, MacLeod wrote short stories, and in 1964 published her first novel, a children's book called "Mystery of the White Knight." In "Rest You Merry" (1978), MacLeod introduced Professor Peter Shandy, a horticulturist and amateur sleuth whose adventures she would chronicle for two decades. "The Family Vault" (1979) marked the first appearance of her other best-known characters: the husband and wife sleuthing team Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn, whom she followed until her last novel, "The Balloon Man," in 1998.

The First Kiss of Spring

Author : Emily March
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Spring has come to Eternity Springs in The First Kiss of Spring, the newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series by Emily March. Life could be a dream... Goal-oriented and gorgeous, Caitlin Timberlake's dreams took her to the top of the corporate ladder in New York City. Now years later, her goals have changed. She wants to come home to Eternity Springs and build a business and a family of her own—with the new man in town. So what if sexy mechanic Josh Tarkington wants nothing more than a fling? Caitlin is a patient woman who knows how to work hard and strategize to win what she desires. She desires Josh. Unfortunately, he has other plans. If only things were different... Josh craves Caitlin and all she has to offer. However, he is a man with secrets. He has worked hard to overcome his tragic past, but he's afraid to risk having a future because he knows trouble is never very far away. When a selfless act brings that trouble to his door, he stands to lose everything he cares about—including Caitlin. Will her love and the healing magic of Eternity Springs be enough to save him?

Wet Grave

Author : Barbara Hambly
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In such stunning novels of crime and character as Die Upon a Kiss, Sold Down the River, and A Free Man of Color, Benjamin January tracked down killers through the sensuous, atmospheric, dangerously beautiful world of Old New Orleans. Now, in this new novel by bestselling author Barbara Hambly, he follows a trail of murder from illicit back alleys to glittering mansions to a dark place where the oldest and deadliest secrets lie buried . . . Wet Grave It’s 1835 and the relentless glare of the late July sun has slowed New Orleans to a standstill. When Hesione LeGros--once a corsair’s jeweled mistress, now a raddled hag--is found slashed to death in a shanty on the fringe of New Orleans’s most lawless quarter, there are few to care. But one of them is Benjamin January, musician and teacher. He well recalls her blazing ebony beauty when she appeared, exquisitely gowned and handy with a stiletto, at a demimonde banquet years ago. Who would want to kill this woman now--Hessy, they said, would turn a trick for a bottle of rum--had some quarrelsome “customer” decided to do away with her? Or could it be one of the sexual predators who roamed the dark and seedy streets? Or--as Benjamin comes to suspect--was her killer someone she knew, someone whose careful search of her shack suggests a cold-blooded crime? Someone whose boot left a chillingly distinctive print . . . His inquiries at taverns, markets, and slave dances reveal little about “Hellfire Hessy” since her glory days in Barataria Bay, once the lair of gentlemen pirates. Then the murder is swept from his mind by the delivery of a crate filled with contraband rifles--and yet another telltale boot print left by its claimant. When a murder swiftly follows, Ben and Rose Vitrac, the woman he loves, fear the workings of a serpentine mind and a treacherous plot: one only they can hope to thwart in time. All too soon they are fugitives of color in the stormy bayous and marshes of slave-stealer country, headed for smugglers’ haunts and sinister plantations, where one false step could be their last toward a...Wet Grave.

Courtney Case and the Blue Thief

Author : Jeannie Meekins
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A number of items have gone missing from around the neighborhood. Courtney Case, Australian girl detective is on the case. First Mack cannot find his A-Man…AGAIN! Then it is Liesel's beads, a hair ribbon, and other items. None of the items has any real value. So who is stealing them, and why? What do the items have in common? Could that be the clue that leads to finding the thief? Read this seventh book in the exciting Courtney Case Mystery Series. Ages 7 to 10 Chapter book Reading level: 3.5

Childhood Essentials Library Carolyn Wells Edition 29 Novels 150 Poems Stories Fables Charades for Children Illustrated

Author : Carolyn Wells
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Childhood Essentials Library - Carolyn Wells Edition: 29 Novels & 150+ Poems, Stories, Fables & Charades for Children (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Patty Fairfield Series Patty Fairfield Patty at Home Patty's Summer Days Patty in Paris Patty's Friends Patty's Success Patty's Motor Car Patty's Butterfly Days Patty's Social Season Patty's Suitors Patty's Fortune Patty Blossom Patty-Bride Patty and Azalea Marjorie Maynard Series Marjorie's Vacation Marjorie's Busy Days Marjorie's New Friend Marjorie's Maytime Marjorie at Seacote Two Little Women Trilogy Two Little Women Two Little Women and Treasure House Two Little Women on a Holiday Other Novels The Dorrance Domain Betty's Happy Year Dick and Dolly The Staying Guest Ptomaine Street: A Tale of Warble Petticoat The Emily Emmins Papers The Lover's Baedeker and Guide to Arcady Poetry Mother Goose's Menagerie The Jingle Book A Phenomenal Fauna The Seven Ages of Childhood Children of Our Town Girls and Gayety Christmas Carollin' At the Sign of the Sphinx Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. She is known for her Patty Fairfield series of novels for young girls.

Two Little Women Complete Series

Author : Carolyn Wells
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When Dotty Rose moves into the house next door to Dolly Fayre, the two 14 year old girls quickly become friends. We follow them through many of their adventures as they finish 8th grade and start high school. Table of Contents: Two Little Women Two Little Women and Treasure House Two Little Women on a Holiday Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. She is known for her Patty Fairfield series of novels for young girls.

The Greatest Works of Carolyn Wells 70 Titles in One Volume Illustrated Edition

Author : Carolyn Wells
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Fleming Stone Mysteries The Clue The Gold Bag A Chain of Evidence The Maxwell Mystery Anybody But Anne The White Alley The Curved Blades The Mark of Cain Vicky Van The Diamond Pin Raspberry Jam The Mystery of the Sycamore The Mystery Girl Spooky Hollow Prillilgirl The Bronze Hand Where's Emily Pennington Wise Mysteries The Room with the Tassels The Man Who Fell Through the Earth In the Onyx Lobby The Come-Back The Luminous Face The Vanishing of Betty Varian Other Mysteries The Deep-Lake Mystery Face Cards The Adventure of the Mona Lisa The Adventure of the Clothes-Line Patty Fairfield Series Patty Fairfield Patty at Home Patty's Summer Days Patty in Paris Patty's Friends Patty's Success Patty's Motor Car Patty's Butterfly Days Patty's Social Season Patty's Suitors Patty's Fortune Patty Blossom Patty-Bride Patty and Azalea Marjorie Maynard Series Marjorie's Vacation Marjorie's Busy Days Marjorie's New Friend Marjorie's Maytime Marjorie at Seacote Two Little Women Trilogy Two Little Women Two Little Women and Treasure House Two Little Women on a Holiday Other Novels The Dorrance Domain Betty's Happy Year Dick and Dolly The Staying Guest Ptomaine Street The Emily Emmins Papers The Lover's Baedeker and Guide to Arcady Poetry Mother Goose's Menagerie The Jingle Book A Phenomenal Fauna The Seven Ages of Childhood Children of Our Town Girls and Gayety Christmas Carollin' The Re-Echo club At the Sign of the Sphinx Rubáiyát of a Motor Car The Rubáiyát of Bridge A Ballade of Old Loves Other Works The Eternal Feminine... Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American poet and writer of detective and mystery novels, as well as children's books, best known for her Fleming Stone Detective Stories.