Isabel's Daughter by Judith Ryan Hendricks

By Judith Ryan Hendricks

The youth of twenty-five-year-old, Avery James has been a chain of disappointments. on the establishment the place her mom deserted her, and later in foster houses, she develops the difficult shell that might shield her from taking good care of those that consistently appear to disappear simply whilst she starts off to want they'd remain. After a stab at school in Albuquerque, she leads to Santa Fe, operating for a wise caterer. At a celebration in the house of a filthy rich paintings broker, she stumbles upon the portrait of a girl who's the replicate photo of herself, down to her so much distinguishing characteristic - her different-coloured eyes. Avery has chanced on her mom, Isabel Colinas, an artist who died 8 years past in a sad twist of fate. trying to find Isabel - in her paintings, within the tales of associates, competitors and fans, in Isabel's personal magazine, and what is left of Querencia, the previous miner's cabin that used to be her haven - Avery is drawn into complicated relationships with the folks who knew her mom. And the unforeseen reappearance of the boy Avery enjoyed at school extra complicates issues. As she explores her mother's inventive background, her grandmother's talents as a curandera or healer, and her personal expertise for cooking, Avery unearths that her discoveries approximately Isabel demonstrate not just the secrets and techniques of the previous, however the form of her personal destiny.

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Firefly by P. T. Deutermann

By P. T. Deutermann

In accordance with the DC police officers, the fiery destruction of an upscale cosmetic surgery medical institution and its employees is simply enterprise as ordinary. With the total urban on excessive alert as a result of the upcoming presidential inauguration, the key provider can have enough money to permit it pass. Retired agent Swamp Morgan pulls what seems to be a "firefly" case-until he digs deeper.Facts do not upload up. A German guy, the clinic's final customer, has vanished. the one surviving nurse is nearly killed. And a mysterious tape indicating an approaching risk opposed to the govt. places Morgan on complete alert, yet his handlers refuse to hear his warnings.Morgan's in a race opposed to time because the lethal items fall into position. battling the percentages, he is acquired to close down the intense plan to assassinate the incoming and outgoing presidents prior to the United States falls into overall chaos-or die attempting!

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Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen

By Sara Gruen

As a world-class equestrian and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the fun of flight atop a robust, sleek animal. Then, at eighteen, a sad coincidence destroyed her driving occupation and Harry, the attractive horse she loved. Now, two decades later, Annemarie is coming domestic to her loss of life father's New Hampshire horse farm. Jobless and deserted, she is bringing her teenage daughter to this position of ache and reminiscence, the place ghosts of an unresolved adolescence nonetheless hang-out the fields and stables—and the place desire lives within the eyes of the good-looking, light veterinarian Annemarie enjoyed as a woman . . . and within the seductive attract of a coach with a magic contact. yet every little thing will swap once more with one glimpse of a white striped gelding startlingly just like the only Annemarie misplaced in one other lifetime. And an obsession is born which may shatter her fragile international.

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Das geheime Vermächtnis: Roman by Katherine Webb

By Katherine Webb

Zwei Schwestern, ein brennendes Geheimnis und eine düstere Vergangenheit …

Nach dem Tod ihrer Großmutter erben die Schwestern Erica und Beth das intestine Storton Manor im englischen Wiltshire. Jahre sind vergangen, seit sie den herrschaftlichen Landsitz zuletzt betraten, zu schmerzhaft sind die Erinnerungen an ihre Kindheit, als ihr Cousin Henry mit zwölf Jahren spurlos verschwand. Doch die Vergangenheit lässt Erica nicht los. Sie liest alte Briefe ihrer Großmutter und gerät immer tiefer in den Bann eines Familiengeheimnisses, das offenbar seit Generationen auf Storton Manor gehütet wird …

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The Artist Is a Thief by Stephen Gray

By Stephen Gray

Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2000.

Margaret Thatcher Gandarrwuy is an the world over well known Aboriginal artist from the distant project gap neighborhood within the Northern Territory. Her works command excessive costs - until eventually a brand new portray is unveiled. it's stumbled on slashed, with the phrases rapidly scrawled throughout it, 'The artist is a thief'. Is the artist a thief? Is she guilty, or is she the sufferer of someone else's fraud?

This is a philosophical detective novel with a distinction, set in a global the place all people however the 'detective' is familiar with the foundations. Jean-Loup Wild, a Melbourne monetary advisor despatched via ATSIC to project gap, is stuck among the paintings global, with its wealth, models, heroes and complicated deepest language, and the Aboriginal group with its poverty, social difficulties, kinship ties and unchanging conventional legislations. If Jean-Loup can locate the artist he can start to locate the key of what has been taking place at undertaking gap. He can start, additionally, to appreciate how the layers of that secret lie deep within the bedrock of Australian society.

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A Silken Thread by Brenda Jackson

By Brenda Jackson

For Erica Sanders, discovering a soul mate used to be the straightforward half. Brian Lawson is the guy she wishes, and everybody consents they're the appropriate couple. Almost every person. the single exception is Erica's mom, Karen, who prefers her daughter marry one other guy. Karen even hires a personal detective to enquire Brian, however the fact he uncovers is the very last thing she expected—a devastating betrayal that rips either households apart.

Convinced that her courting cannot be salvaged, Erica ends her engagement. but she has lingering doubts over her determination, particularly as soon as Brian's appealing unmarried neighbor starts off pursuing him. an opportunity assembly proves that the fervour among Brian and Erica hasn't dimmed—but neither has the decision of others to maintain them aside, or the stunning lengths Karen will visit which will undermine her daughter's relationship.

As secrets and techniques outdated and new are printed, Erica and Brian locate themselves stuck among the bonds of the prior and an doubtful destiny, each one making painful discoveries approximately who to think and belief. Masterfully advised and laced with the sensuality and drama that Brenda Jackson does top, this can be an unforgettable tale of relationships at their most intricate, and the way challenging it may be to choose from residing separate lives—or conserving quickly whilst love hangs by means of a silken thread….

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Power Play by Jeanette Snyder

By Jeanette Snyder

Ryan Talonovich is the megastar of his university hockey staff till an twist of fate in the course of perform leaves him limited to a wheelchair. The medical professionals say he will stroll back yet a brand new season is already underway and he is been changed at the workforce, which leaves him feeling by myself and betrayed. what is the use of combating to come back at the ice now?Then he meets Dante Espinosa, a brief tune skater at the city's pace skating membership. notwithstanding he has to paintings time beyond regulation to come up with the money for his recreation, Dante is hell on ice. The crowds scream his identify as he skates circles round the festival an analogous manner the enthusiasts used to shout for Ryan each time he scored.It's their love of the ice that brings them jointly. Dante offers Ryan a cause to heal, whereas Ryan is simply what Dante wishes cheer him directly to qualify-and win-the nation championships. yet too many stumbling blocks stand of their approach: Ryan's fight with treatment. The reminiscence of Dante's first boyfriend. loss of investment to hide Dante's cost for the development, his harassing boss, a chum with a schoolgirl weigh down on him, and Wil Dietrich, who will do something see him fall.

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Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas

By Jodi Thomas

Never-before-published-from the New York Times bestselling writer of Rewriting Monday

Sixteen-year-old runaway Reagan has consistently sought after a spot to belong. She's by no means had a true domestic of her personal, yet maybe she may perhaps borrow an individual else's. less than an assumed identify and id, she strikes to concord, Texas, yet retains her distance from the welcoming townsfolk. until eventually prairie fires threaten Harmony-and Reagan learns the real which means of kinfolk, buddies, and residential.

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