Description : From internationally bestselling author Harriet Evans comes an intriguing and fresh new novel about a famous modern-day actress whose fate becomes intertwined with a glamorous movie star from the 1950s who vanished many years earlier. HOW CAN THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW YOU WHEN YOU HARDLY KNOW YOURSELF? Sophie Leigh’s real name is Sophie Sykes. But she hasn’t been called that for years, not since she became an A-list movie star. Living in Los Angeles, she can forget all about the life she left behind in England. But she’s lost something of herself in the process, too. Glamorous 1950s starlet Eve Noel had none of Sophie’s modern self-confidence. She didn’t choose her name. A Hollywood producer did. In fact, he made all her decisions—what to wear, when to smile, who to love. Right up until the day she simply vanished from the spotlight. No one knows where she went, or why. As Sophie’s perfect-on-the-outside world begins to crumble, her present collides with Eve’s past. She must unravel the mystery around her idol’s disappearance before it’s too late for them both.
Description : SOMETIMES, WHAT THE MIND CAN'T REMEMBER. . . Awakening in a hospital, Jarred Bryant has no recollection of the plane crash that nearly killed him. At first, all that remains familiar is the beautiful woman at his bedside: Kelsey-his soon to be ex-wife. Then come the fleeting, fragmented visions-terrifying visions that hint at a conspiracy involving those closest to Jarred. Are they shards of a paranoid imagination. . .or true memories of a hunted man? . . .THE HEART REFUSES TO FORGET Struggling to grasp the shadowy images that flutter just beyond his consciousness, Jared clings to a marriage that feels hopelessly shattered. Yet, mingling with the anger and regret in Kelsey's eyes, he glimpses a faint glimmer of passion that even the looming divorce hasn't extinguished. When a harrowing near-miss convinces Jarred that both their lives really are in danger, he knows he must somehow win back the trust of the woman he loved so passionately-and seems to have betrayed-in his still-elusive past. . .
Description : 'That night I lay in my new bed and the pain came. I thought about Irene. I would find her again. I had to.'Alan and Irene first met in a cold, regimented children's home when he was seven and she was nine. Both had lost their mothers when they were very young. When a car drew up outside the Home, Alan was staring out of the window, and when he saw the little girl step out onto the pavement, he knew, in that instant, that she was someone special.Over the next year the children were inseparable. But close friendships weren't encouraged and when theirs was discovered Alan was sent away without any explanation and no goodbye. He disappeared abruptly from Irene's life.Not Without You contains painful memories of loneliness, cruelty and a total lack of empathy with what it means to be young. But in this astonishing story, two children demonstrate the ultimate truth: that love will always find a way.
Description : Collects two stories about law and love, including "The Law is a Lady," where filmmaker Phillip, after being pulled over by sheriff Victoria in Friendly, New Mexico, decides that the town is the perfect locale for his new film, and Victoria is the perfect woman for him.
Description : Grad student, Lisa Richardson, scours the high country in search of her beloved boreal toad. The amphibian is in danger of extinction, a fate she is determined to change. Single-minded in her focus, Lisa doesn’t realize that she’s being followed by a mysterious stranger. Enter McIntyre Walsh. Ex-marine with a heart of gold, this man lives and breathes duty. Protection. Content with his self-exile on a mountaintop in Colorado, he inadvertently witnesses a female hiker in danger, a situation he cannot ignore yet is unable to rectify. When their paths cross, Lisa and Walsh refuse to stray from their avowed goals and carry on—despite the other. It isn’t until a killer ramps up his game that both are forced to relent. Battling the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains and an undeniable attraction between them, Lisa and Walsh must work together against the odds if they intend to get off the mountain alive.
Description : Falling in love while you are prisoners in side-by-side cells, unable to so much as glimpse each other, is highly unlikely. But that is just what TV correspondent Kate Groen and army Lieutenant Efrem Chaudoir find themselves doing when they are held in a small jail deep within Iraq during the Gulf War.Not Without You is a sweeping, exciting romance as fresh as today's headlines--the story of a man and woman whose love is tested by time, sacrifice and endurance.
Description : A haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields—except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki has gone undercover as a missionary and a teacher. Over the next six months, she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them English, all under the watchful eye of the regime. Life at PUST is lonely and claustrophobic, especially for Suki, whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but from her colleagues—evangelical Christian missionaries who don't know or choose to ignore that Suki doesn't share their faith. As the weeks pass, she is mystified by how easily her students lie, unnerved by their obedience to the regime. At the same time, they offer Suki tantalizing glimpses of their private selves—their boyish enthusiasm, their eagerness to please, the flashes of curiosity that have not yet been extinguished. She in turn begins to hint at the existence of a world beyond their own—at such exotic activities as surfing the Internet or traveling freely and, more dangerously, at electoral democracy and other ideas forbidden in a country where defectors risk torture and execution. But when Kim Jong-il dies, and the boys she has come to love appear devastated, she wonders whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged. Without You, There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world's most unknowable country, and at the privileged young men she calls "soldiers and slaves."
Description : Not without you...The Beginning...is a book of poetry written for married couples. It tells of the moments you share whether in the company of others; moments spent with each other or the lonely nights curled up in a corner all alone. It reveals the memories of the past, the passions of today and the hope of tomorrow. These are poems that reveal the thoughts that are so deep in your mind, that never get the chance to form words out of the mouth because of the former hurt from a possible first love who you thought was your only love. These are the poems that will cause you to turn back to God and give Him the glory that He deserves. These are poems of everyday life, that when you desire giving up, they will remind you the real reason you have each other. Every aspect of marriage in the beginning is shared, as you read, allow it to hit home; go ahead and shed the tears, laugh, rejoice and live again.... Vickie Rutledge
Description : Darr Xenobe is an officer with the Alliance and he crash-landed in a field in the state of Nebraska and was rescued by Shannon Taber. As Darr and Shannon finds love with each other Darr is rescued from Earth by his long time friend and fellow officers Dage and Leslie. Danger is also lurking behind the Rescues.
Description : One girl. Two brothers. Which one will she choose? Isabel's lazy, long hot summers at her family friends' beach house are over. Conrad - sexy and unavailable - is the only boy she's ever loved. He's left for college, taking her heart with him. Jeremiah, his gorgeous brother, is still Isabel's best friend - but maybe friendship isn't enough for him anymore . . . Isabel just wants everything to stay the same, because change means moving on. But if she stops looking back, will she find a future she never knew she wanted?
Description : The story of the actor who portrayed Mark Cohen in "Rent" covers such topics as his Broadway successes, his grief at the death of the production's creator, and his struggles with his mother's life-threatening illness.
Description : Two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene puts a human face on the African AIDS crisis with this powerful story of one woman working to save her country's children. After losing her husband and daughter, Haregewoin Teferra, an Ethiopian woman of modest means, opened her home to some of the thousands of children in Addis Ababa who have been left as orphans. There Is No Me Without You is the story of how Haregewoin transformed her home into an orphanage and day-care center and began facilitating adoptions to homes all over the world, written by a star of literary nonfiction who is herself an adoptive parent. At heart, it is a book about children and parents, wherever they may be, however they may find each other.
Description : This smile-inducing book features countless color illustrations of scenarios that are simply incomplete without the whole family. "We without you? What would we do? Like crafts without glue. Yodelay without hee hoo." From famed cartoonists and authors of Me Without You Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, the book celebrates family love without being too sappy or sweet. An oh-so-cute baby shower, mom-to-mom, or mom-to-kid gift for Valentine's Day or just because, We Without You will be shared and enjoyed by the entire family again and again.
Description : When are you too far in to get out? Eighteen-year-old Evan and his best friend, Davis, get beaten up for being loners. For being gay. For just being themselves. But as rough as things often seem, at least Evan can take comfort in his sweet, sexy boyfriend Erik —whom he’s kept secret from everyone for almost a year. Then Evan and Davis are recruited to join the Chasers, a fringe crowd that promises them protection and status. Davis is swept up in the excitement, but Evan is caught between his loyalty to Davis and his love for Erik. Evan has lied to keep his two worlds separate. Now his lies are about to implode…and destroy the very relationships he’s been trying to protect.
Description : 'Now you will never step out of Iran. You will have to live here for the rest of your life, understood?' Betty Mahmoody and her husband Dr. Sayyad Bozorg Mahmoody (a real moody person) who were residing in America came to Iran to visit his relatives there. Their four-year old daughter Mahtob was also with them. Betty could not tolerate the hideous life-style of the Iranis. She was terribly upset with the thought of staying in a country where women were considered to be less than the slaves. She was very much eager to go back to America. But, Moody and his family members were busy cooking something else for her. Very soon, the mother and her daughter were prisoners in the foreign land and foreign culture. They were puppets in the hands of a very cruel and despotic person. After a while, Betty came across a name of a person, who could help her to elope from Iran. The way was full of dangers, it was very fearful. No woman had ever tried to run away in such a manner and that to with a daughter at her side. The attempt to reach America was started with a snow storm which sounded like a bad dream.