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The Lord of the Rings: One Volume
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

1209

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them<br /><br />In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.<br /><br />From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.<br /><br />When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.<br /><br />The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.<br /><br />This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.<br /><br />J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.<br />
Home Truths
by Tina Seskis

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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<p><b>A strong marriage can cope with the unexpected. But can it survive the unimaginable?</b></p><p>American nanny Eleanor was never meant to meet Alex. But when she walks into his London police station to report a stalker, everything changes for them both. He鈥檚 convinced he can protect her from anything and anyone. She hopes her darkest days are behind her.</p><p>As they settle into their life together, two hundred miles away another young couple faces an uncertain future. Christie knows Paul is a decent man, but she can鈥檛 shake a clairvoyant鈥檚 warning: 鈥楴ever trust your husband . . .鈥?When a work trip tests their bond, will she overcome her fears for the sake of her family?</p><p>Ten years later, both couples are still together, for better or worse. But as doubts and resentments begin bubbling steadily to the surface, all four of them start to question the choices they鈥檝e made.</p><p>At least the secrets they all brought into their marriages are still well hidden.</p><p>For now.</p>
A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella
by Mimi Matthews

Language

English

Pages

174

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>"Readers will easily fall for Sophie and Ned in their gaslit surroundings." -<i>Library Journal</i>, starred review</b><br /><br /><i>A Courtship of Convenience</i><br /><br />Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He's grim and silent. A man of little emotion--or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she's ready to put an end to things.<br /><br /><i>A Last Chance for Love</i><br /><br />But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn't as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there's Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What's a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there'll be no false formality. This time they'll get to know each other for who they really are.
1984
by George Orwell

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

October 17, 1983

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<b>A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</b><br /><br /> With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell鈥檚 <i>1984</i> takes on new life in this edition.<br /><br /> 鈥淥rwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.鈥濃€擳he New Yorker<br /> 聽<br /> In <i>1984</i>, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.<br /><br /> Lionel Trilling said of Orwell鈥檚 masterpiece, 鈥?lt;i>1984</i> is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.鈥?Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell鈥檚 novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

July 27, 1959

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<b><b>Golding鈥檚 iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.</b><br /> 聽<br /> </b>This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.<b><br /></b><br />At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
As Long As I Have You (London Sullivans 1)
by Bella Andre

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 16, 2019

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<b><i> "This is Bella Andre at her finest! I love Elderflower Island, the bookshop, and Mari and Owen!" ~ 5 stars</i></b><br /><br />All Mari Everett's life, she's had two secret dreams: To own a bookstore, and to reunite with her long lost father. But when he passes away unexpectedly and she inherits his home and business, the only way she can learn about his life--especially why he abandoned her when she was three and never came back--is by leaving California to take over his bookstore in London.<br /><br />Owen Sullivan lives and works on Elderflower Island, a close knit community in London where it's impossible to keep a secret. It turns out, however, that Charlie Forsythe kept his daughter a secret from everyone for nearly thirty years. When Mari comes to London, Owen immediately falls for her. He's never met a woman so intelligent, determined and honest. Not to mention so beautiful that she takes his breath away.<br /><br />Soon, everyone on the island--including Owen's four siblings, parents and grandmother--is pitching in to help give the bookstore a fresh start. But as insatiable passion develops into love, will Mari and Owen be able to grab hold of their fresh start? Or will their pasts continue to cast a dark shadow over their chance at a brilliant future together in London?<br /><br /><i>"I loved Elderflower Island and couldn't put this book down! Mari and Owen's story is exactly what you hope for in a Sullivan romance." ~ Sarah, 5 stars<br /><br />鈥?quot;I loved how Bella Andre wrote about London! She brought everything to life so I could visit there without leaving home. Such a heartwarming story!" ~ Becky, 5 stars<br /><br />"I adore the Sullivans! They love hard, laugh uproariously and live in the moment." ~ Isha, 5 stars</i><br /><br />LONDON SULLIVANS<br />As Long As I Have You<br />More London Sullivans are coming soon!<br /><br />SAN FRANCISCO SULLIVANS<br />The Look of Love<br />From This Moment On<br />Can't Help Falling In Love<br />I Only Have Eyes For You<br />If You Were Mine<br />Let Me Be The One<br />Come A Little Bit Closer<br />Always On My Mind<br />Kissing Under The Mistletoe<br /><br />SEATTLE SULLIVANS<br />One Perfect Night<br />The Way You Look Tonight<br />It Must Be Your Love<br />Just To Be With You<br />I Love How You Love Me<br />All I Ever Need Is You<br /><br />NEW YORK SULLIVANS<br />Every Beat Of My Heart<br />Now That I've Found You<br />Since I Fell For You<br />Sweeter Than Ever<br />The Best Is Yet To Come<br />Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You<br />You Do Something To Me<br />Every Time We Fall In Love<br /><br />THE MAINE SULLIVANS<br />Falling In Love All Over Again<br />Your Love Is Mine<br />There Goes My Heart<br />More Maine Sullivans are coming soon!<br /><br />THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES<br />Breathless In Love<br />Reckless In Love<br />Fearless In Love<br />Irresistible In Love<br />Wild In Love<br />More Maverick Billionaires are coming soon!<br /><br />THE MORRISONS<br />Kiss Me Like This<br />Tempt Me Like This<br />Love Me Like This<br /><br />ABOUT THE AUTHOR<br />Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes "sweet" contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!
A Mersey Killing: When Liverpool Rocked, And The Music Died (Mers...
by Brian L. Porter

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

July 07, 2015

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<p><i><strong>Over 100,000 copies sold in the series.</strong></i></p><p><strong>A skeleton and a missing woman. A doomed romance. A mystery spanning two generations.</strong></p><p>Liverpool, 1961. A group of young men come together seeking fame and fortune, as the fledgling sounds of the Swinging Sixties take root in the city. Soon, Liverpool becomes synonymous with the music that shapes a generation.</p><p>Liverpool, 1999. Skeletal remains found in the docklands lead Detective Inspector Andy Ross and Sergeant Izzie Drake into a journey through time, as the investigation takes them back to early days of the Mersey Beat.</p><p>Whose bones laid beneath the mud of the River Mersey for over thirty years, and what links them to a young woman, missing for the entire time?</p><p>Praise:</p><p><i><strong>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?- "Had me hooked from the beginning."</strong></i></p><p><i><strong>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?- "Brilliant plot... mystery writing at its best."</strong></i></p><p><i><strong>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?- "A trip across time... well done, Mr. Porter."</strong></i></p><p><i><strong>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?- "Solid crime series with likable protagonists and a great story."</strong></i></p>
A Governess for the Brooding Duke: A Historical Regency Romance B...
by Bridget Barton

Language

English

Pages

515

Publication Date

May 10, 2017

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Georgette Darrington cannot believe how her life took a turn for the worst in a single day. When her attorney informs her that she has to sell her home to pay for her late father's debts, she's suddenly left with no other choice than to become a governess. Without second thoughts, she enters the grand mansion of the Duke of Draycott where she is to teach his lovely young nieces, a task that many will try to sabotage. Will she convince the unbearably handsome Duke to take an interest in the girls' lives while trying to tame her growing feelings towards him?<br /><br />Hamilton Whitehall has still not found the right governess for his lovely nieces, ever since he became their guardian. His cold demeanour, as well as the behaviour of his staff, have led a succession of governesses to quit. All that will change when the stunning and very determined Georgette takes up the position. While she seems to get closer and closer to the girls, as well as himself, a secret event from his past will cause chaos between them. Will the beautiful governess open his eyes and help him overcome what breaks his heart?<br /><br />A heartwarming tale of a lady's efforts to put a splintered family back together, even as she battles her own feelings of love for the handsome, taciturn Duke. Will obstacles such as status clash, spiteful schemes, and past secrets keep Georgette from following her heart?<br /><br /><b>"A Governess for the Brooding Duke" is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.</b>
Postcards From a Stranger
by Imogen Clark

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<p><b>A secret lies buried at the heart of her family鈥攂ut it can鈥檛 stay hidden forever.</b></p><p>When Cara stumbles across a stash of old postcards in the attic, their contents make her question everything she thought she knew.</p><p>The story she pieces together is confusing and unsettling, and appears to have been patched over with lies. But who can tell her the truth? With her father sinking into Alzheimer鈥檚 and her brother reluctant to help, it seems Cara will never find the answers to her questions. One thing is clear, though: someone knows more than they鈥檙e letting on.</p><p>Torn between loyalty to her family and dread of what she might find, Cara digs into the early years of her parents鈥?troubled marriage, hunting down long-lost relatives who might help unravel the mystery. But the picture that begins to emerge is not at all the one she鈥檇 expected鈥攂ecause as she soon discovers, lies have a habit of multiplying . . .</p><p><b>Revised edition: This edition of <i>Postcards from a Stranger</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>
A Convenient Fiction (Parish Orphans of Devon Book 3)
by Mimi Matthews

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>The mysterious Alex Archer returns to England in Book 3 of Mimi Matthews' <i>USA Today</i> bestselling Parish Orphans of Devon series.</b><br /> <br /> <i>She Needed A Husband...</i><br /> <br /> It's been three years since Laura Hayes's father died, leaving her and her invalid brother to subsist on the income from the family's failing perfume business. But time is swiftly running out. What she needs is a husband, and fast. A noble gentleman who can rescue them all from penury. When a mysterious stranger arrives in the village, he seems a perfect candidate. But Alex Archer is no hero. In fact, he just might be the opposite.<br /> <br /> <i>He Wanted a Fortune...</i><br /> <br /> Alex has no tolerance for sentiment. He's returned to England for one reason only: to find a wealthy wife. A country-bred heiress in Surrey seems the perfect target. But somewhere between the village railway station and the manor house his mercenary plan begins to unravel. And it's all the fault of Laura Hayes--a lady as unsuitable as she is enchanting.<br /> <br /> From the beaches of Margate to the lavender fields of Provence, a grudging friendship slowly blossoms into something more. But when scandal threatens, can a man who has spent his entire life playing the villain, finally become a hero? Or will the lure of easy riches once again outweigh the demands of his heart?

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