Description : For Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris, every day brings new dangers. So when Odette's father is thrown into a work camp and the Nazis suspect her mother of helping the Resistance, Odette is sent to the French countryside until it is safe to return. On the surface, Odette leads the life of a regular girl, going to school, doing chores, even attending Catholic masses with other children. But inside, she is burning with secrets for the life she left behind, and the identity she must hide at all costs. Yet when the war ends, the cost of keeping secrets takes an unexpected toll: can Odette return to Paris as a Jew, or has she changed too much? Inspired by the life of the real Odette Meyer, this moving free-verse novel is a story of triumph over adversity.
Description : Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens. Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it. And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia. Maybe. If she survives. The Library Jumpers series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Thief of Lies Book #2 Guardian of Secrets Book #3 Assassin of Truths
Description : A Richard and Judy recommendation for the 2012 Summer Book Club, this is a brilliant Gothic novel in the vein of Daphne du Maurier. A chance encounter: When Sarah meets dark, brooding Alex, she grasps his offer of a new life miles away from her own. They've both recently escaped broken relationships, and need to start again. Why not do it together? A perfect life: But when Sarah gets to the tiny village of Burrington Stoke, something doesn't add up. Alex's beautiful wife Genevieve was charming, talented, and adored by all who knew her. And apparently, she and Alex had a successful marriage complete with a gorgeous son, Jamie. Why would Genevieve walk out on her perfect life? And why has no one heard from her since she did so? A web of lies: Genevieve's family and all her friends think that Alex knows more about her disappearance than he's letting on. But Sarah's fallen in love with him and just knows he couldn't have anything to hide. Or could he?
Description : From the popular Tumblr of the same name comes a collection of heart-warming, tear-jerking, and gut-wrenching anonymous letters that people never intended—or didn’t have the courage—to send. The Tumblr Dear My Blank—created by 16-year-old Emily Trunko and followed by over 35,000 people—is now a carefully curated gift book with more than 160 anonymous letters covering a range of topics from heartbreak, unrequited love, and loss, to inspiration, self-awareness, and gratitude. Featuring exclusive content not available on Tumblr, these unsent letters are addressed to secret crushes, lost loved ones, boyfriends, siblings, parents, grandparents, and many more. Art and design by Lisa Congdon enhance these messages, making the book a beautiful keepsake for all readers. "A visceral and voyeuristic offering that covers the spectrum from fleeting angst to gut-wrenching grief." —Kirkus Reviews "Stirring and soulful." —Booklist Praise for the Tumblr Dear My Blank “An addictive site full of strangers’ secrets.” —Cosmopolitan “A safe haven for hundreds of letters that will never be sent.” —Distractify “Tumblr’s newest obsession.” —Hello Giggles From the Hardcover edition.
Description : Scientists have colluded in the most successful cover-up of modern times. They present themselves as cool, logical, and levelheaded, relying exclusively on facts and passionless interpretations of painstakingly researched results. But the truth is scientists will do anything--take drugs, follow mystical visions, lie, and even cheat--to make a discovery. In Free Radicals, physicist and journalist Michael Brooks seamlessly weaves together true stories of the "mad, bad and dangerous" (The Times) men and women who have revolutionized the scientific world into a fast-paced and thrilling exploration of the real process behind discovery. Brooks also traces the cover-up back to its source: the scientific establishment's reaction to the public fear of science after World War II. He argues that it its high time for science to come clean about just how bold and daring scientists really are.
Description : Explores every facet of water and examines the issues surrounding water scarcity and what can be done to ensure that humans have plenty of clean water in the future. By the best-selling author of The Wal-Mart Effect. Reprint.
Description : Running scared, I’m forced to start completely over. I escape to Tennessee where no one knows who I am. I try to blend in and decide that a huge University will be the easiest way. Tainted, scared and alone, will he find me? Will he hurt me again? I have a secret you see. I need a savior, someone who can help me be free. I never expected to meet Tate Masterson. Strong, sexy and stubborn; with his alluring hazel eyes, tattoos and Russian accent. I never had a chance; he took one look at me and decided I was his. Tate has a secret too; the Russkaya Mafiya is in his blood. His secret could help save me, but will Tate embrace it or destroy us? This book has been updated and re-edited as of September 26, 2015
Description : USA Today Bestselling Author, Lexy Timms, brings you a billionaire with a past he pretends didn’t exist and a private life he doesn’t want to share with anyone—except with one girl from his past that doesn’t remember him. The SECRET of happiness is FREEDOM. The secret of freedom is COURAGE. The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past as better than what is was and the present worse than it actually is. Billionaire CEO, SIMON DIESEL, owns one of the largest companies in the U.S. Little is known about him—he keeps his personal life out of the media despite their efforts to try to find out who the single, handsome billionaire is. He graduated out of Stanford with top honors, and while there invested in an online company that turned into a fortune. No one knows he was just a regular kid growing up and got into Stanford on a scholarship. He’s determined to prove to himself that he can do it. He never expected that the girl he lost his virginity to would show up in his office, looking for a job. He also never anticipated that she wouldn’t remember him. Now he has to hire her, just to prove he’s the same kid from high school—just a whole lot richer. Search Terms: bad boy obsession, romance billionaire series, bbw, new, melody anne billionaire bachelors series, billionaire romance, billionaire romance, true love, drugs, women's fiction, overcoming, coming of age, true l, happily ever after, famous actor, hot and steamy, hot romance, hot doctors, bad boy, Alpha Bad Boy, Alpha male romance, billionaire, romance, new adult, contemporary romance, love and life, cancer, fiction, big beautiful women, big beautiful woman, fake boss, fake girlfriend, pepper winters, romantic comedy, action romance, suspense, sw, billionaire romanc, famos actor, hot doctores, fictio, fake, sexy, sexy hero, sweet romance, hot steamy, love, Managing the Bosses, billionaire obession
Description : For years Lydia Ivanova believed her father was killed by the Bolsheviks and when she learns he is captive in Stalin's Russia goes searching for him with her half-brother Alexei. When Alexei disappears, Lydia is stranded in Russia but he lover Chang An Lo races to protect her as she risks the consequences to discover the truth.
Description : Although it was illegal, secret, and against the express commands of his famously mad father, King George IV of England married twice--once for duty and once for love. While Caroline of Brunswick eventually became his lawful queen, it was the beautiful Maria Fitzherbert, recognized as his wife by the Catholic Church but not by the laws of England, who claimed his heart. In the hands of author Diane Haeger, their relationship becomes a mesmerizing love story, filled with intrigue and passion. The characters and drawing rooms of 18th Century England come alive to create a portrait of the age that is colorful and resonant with historical detail.