Along the Infinite Sea

Along the Infinite Sea
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 0698164970
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Along the Infinite Sea Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Flight comes another riveting novel of the Schuyler sisters—where the epic story of star-crossed lovers in pre-war Europe collides with a woman on the run in the swinging '60s... In the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler's problems are in a class of their own. To find a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries—the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician—she fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction. But the car's new owner, the glamorous Annabelle Dommerich, has her own secrets: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades. As the many threads of Annabelle's life before the Second World War stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960s America, and the father of her unborn baby tracks her down to a remote town in coastal Georgia, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts. AN INDIE NEXT AND LIBRARY READS PICK A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR THE BEST OF SKIMMREADS 2016

Our Woman in Moscow

Our Woman in Moscow
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN: 9780063020795
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Woman in Moscow Book Excerpt:

A captivating Cold War page-turner. -- Real Simple The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives returns with a gripping and profoundly human story of Cold War espionage and family devotion. In the autumn of 1948, Iris Digby vanishes from her London home with her American diplomat husband and their two children. The world is shocked by the family's sensational disappearance. Were they eliminated by the Soviet intelligence service? Or have the Digbys defected to Moscow with a trove of the West's most vital secrets? Four years later, Ruth Macallister receives a postcard from the twin sister she hasn't seen since their catastrophic parting in Rome in the summer of 1940, as war engulfed the continent and Iris fell desperately in love with an enigmatic United States Embassy official named Sasha Digby. Within days, Ruth is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of counterintelligence agent Sumner Fox in a precarious plot to extract the Digbys from behind the Iron Curtain. But the complex truth behind Iris's marriage defies Ruth's understanding, and as the sisters race toward safety, a dogged Soviet KGB officer forces them to make a heartbreaking choice between two irreconcilable loyalties.

The Secret Life of Violet Grant

The Secret Life of Violet Grant
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN: 1101596562
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Violet Grant Book Excerpt:

A story of love and intrigue that travels from Kennedy-era Manhattan to World War I Europe from the New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Flight and The Golden Hour. Fresh from college, irrepressible Vivian Schuyler defies her wealthy Fifth Avenue family to work at cutthroat Metropolitan magazine. But this is 1964, and the editor dismisses her…until a parcel lands on Vivian’s Greenwich Village doorstep that starts a journey into the life of an aunt she never knew, who might give her just the story she’s been waiting for. In 1912, Violet Schuyler Grant moved to Europe to study physics, and made a disastrous marriage to a philandering fellow scientist. As the continent edges closer to the brink of war, a charismatic British army captain enters her life, drawing her into an audacious gamble that could lead to happiness…or disaster. Fifty years later, Violet’s ultimate fate remains shrouded in mystery. But the more obsessively Vivian investigates her disappearing aunt, the more she realizes all they have in common—and that Violet’s secret life is about to collide with hers. A People StyleWatch “Must Read Book” One of Reader’s Digest’s Top Summer Thrillers of the Year

A Strange Scottish Shore

A Strange Scottish Shore
Author: Juliana Gray
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 0698176499
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Strange Scottish Shore Book Excerpt:

The acclaimed author of A Most Extraordinary Pursuit brings a dazzling voice and extraordinary plot twists to this captivating Scottish adventure... Scotland, 1906. A mysterious object discovered inside an ancient castle calls Maximilian Haywood, the new Duke of Olympia, and his fellow researcher Emmeline Truelove north to the remote Orkney Islands. No stranger to the study of anachronisms in archeological digs, Haywood is nevertheless puzzled by the artifact: a suit of clothing that, according to family legend, once belonged to a selkie who rose from the sea and married the castle’s first laird. But Haywood and Truelove soon realize they’re not the only ones interested in the selkie’s strange hide. When their mutual friend Lord Silverton vanishes in the night from an Edinburgh street, their quest takes a dangerous turn through time, which puts Haywood’s extraordinary talents—and Truelove’s courage—to their most breathtaking test yet.

The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 9780062834768
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Hour Book Excerpt:

Beatriz Williams, the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives, is back with another hot summer read; a dazzling epic of World War II in which a beautiful young "society reporter" is sent to the Bahamas, a haven of spies, traitors, and the infamous Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora "Lulu" Randolph arrives in the Bahamas to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires? Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess's social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands' political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward's marriage lies an ugly--and even treasonous--reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love. Then Nassau's wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe's complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen. The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime . . . and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.

A Most Extraordinary Pursuit

A Most Extraordinary Pursuit
Author: Juliana Gray
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 0698176480
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Most Extraordinary Pursuit Book Excerpt:

Known for her original plots, deft characterization, and lyrical voice, Juliana Gray presents an extraordinary novel of an uncommon pursuit… February, 1906. As the personal secretary of the recently departed Duke of Olympia—and a woman of scrupulous character—Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove never expected her duties to involve steaming through the Mediterranean on a private yacht, under the prodigal eye of one Lord Silverton, the most charmingly corrupt bachelor in London. But here they are, improperly bound on a quest to find the duke’s enigmatic heir, current whereabouts unknown. An expert on anachronisms, Maximilian Haywood was last seen at an archaeological dig on the island of Crete. And from the moment Truelove and Silverton disembark, they are met with incidents of a suspicious nature: a ransacked flat, a murdered government employee, an assassination attempt. As they travel from port to port on Max’s trail, piecing together the strange events of the days before his disappearance, Truelove will discover the folly of her misconceptions—about the whims of the heart, the motives of men, and the nature of time itself…

Tiny Little Thing

Tiny Little Thing
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0425278867
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tiny Little Thing Book Excerpt:

Christina "Tiny" Hardcastle, the wife of a politician with aspirations to national office, struggles to keep up her perfect life despite the unwelcome arrival of her unpredictable sister, Pepper, and an incriminating photograph.

Her Last Flight

Her Last Flight
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 9780062834799
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Last Flight Book Excerpt:

One of Summer's Most Anticipated Reads, according to Goodreads, SheReads, and Bookish "I think Beatriz Williams is writing the best historical fiction out there. It's lush with period detail but feels immediate."--Elin Hilderbrand The beloved author returns with a remarkable novel of both raw suspense and lyric beauty-- the story of a lost pilot and a wartime photographer that will leave its mark on your soul. In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives at a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to research a planned biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. Obsessed with Sam's fate, Janey has tracked down Irene Lindquist, the owner of a local island-hopping airline, whom she believes might actually be the legendary Irene Foster, Mallory's onetime student and flying partner. Foster's disappearance during a round-the-world flight in 1937 remains one of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries. At first, the flinty Mrs. Lindquist denies any connection to Foster. But Janey informs her that the wreck of Sam Mallory's airplane has recently been discovered in a Spanish desert, and piece by piece, the details of Foster's extraordinary life emerge: from the beginnings of her flying career in Southern California, to her complicated, passionate relationship with Mallory, to the collapse of her marriage to her aggressive career manager, the publishing scion George Morrow. As Irene spins her tale to its searing conclusion, Janey's past gathers its own power. The duel between the two women takes a heartstopping turn. To whom does Mallory rightfully belong? Can we ever come to terms with the loss of those we love, and the lives we might have lived?

The Forgotten Room

The Forgotten Room
Author: Karen White,Beatriz Williams,Lauren Willig
Publsiher: Center Point
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 9781628998849
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Room Book Excerpt:

"A multi-generational novel of love and loss that spans over half a century"--

The Duke of Olympia Meets His Match

The Duke of Olympia Meets His Match
Author: Juliana Gray
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN: 0698176472
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duke of Olympia Meets His Match Book Excerpt:

From Juliana Gray comes an all-new historical romance novella featuring the famous—and often infamous—Duke of Olympia. Aboard the luxuriously appointed SS Majestic, the duke is on a mission to retrieve a most important portfolio of papers and thwart a known anarchist. As the ship steams across the Atlantic, the duke’s search for the notorious master of disguise forces him into close quarters with an American heiress and her widowed governess, Mrs. Penelope Schuyler. While Olympia has known his fair share of intriguing women, Mrs. Schuyler seems to have a way of challenging his expectations at every turn. But as their clandestine meetings lead them down an unexpected path, the duke must determine if Penelope is a woman to be trusted... Includes an exclusive preview of Juliana Gray’s latest novel, An Extraordinary Pursuit Praise for the novels of Juliana Gray “Exquisite characterizations, clever dialogue, and addictive prose.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Juliana Gray has a stupendously lyrical voice.”—Meredith Duran, New York Times bestselling author “Juliana Gray is on my autobuy list.”—Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author “A literary force to be reckoned with.”—Booklist (starred review)

Summerly

Summerly
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
ISBN: 9780063020849
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summerly Book Excerpt:

"New York Times bestseller Beatriz Williams is back with another enthralling summer read"--

Overseas

Overseas
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: Berkley
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0425261263
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overseas Book Excerpt:

A Wall Street analyst falls in love with a billionaire with a mysterious past in a romance with mystical ties to a relationship between a World War I British officer and an American who held vital information about a reconnaissance mission.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar
Author: Shariq Ali Khan
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-10-29
ISBN: 1481785648
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gibraltar Book Excerpt:

Gibraltar, the Conquest of Iberia is the story of the Moorish conquest of Spain around 711 AD. By the early 8th century AD Islam has spread out of Arabia into parts of China, India, Central- Asia and Africa. It rules much of the known world. In Hispania Roderick and his Visigoth hoards have burnt the land and violently seized power from the legitimate and just King Wittiza, who writes to his friend the Sultan of Damascus. A delegation of monks also arrives at the Sultan's palace after being turned away by Rome and Byzantine. The Sultan sends his best men under the General Tariq ibn Ziyad, the Conqueror of Iberia, a gifted leader and warrior, Hafiz-Scholar of the Koran and expert in mystical martial arts that he has learned at the palace from the riders of the silk-route. Along with him goes Imam Bilal Al-Din, a Malian scholar who has grown up as an orphan at the palace in Damascus alongside Tariq. They take with them the most skilled men from Arabian, African and Mediterranean tribes, the multi-racial foundation of the Moorish-Iberian community under Islam, that sail into Iberia numbering 5000 souls.

Beatriz Williams Recontract Book 1

Beatriz Williams Recontract Book 1
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 9780008218997
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beatriz Williams Recontract Book 1 Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling author: a dazzling WWII epic spanning London, New York and the Bahamas and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor010The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Lulu Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine whose readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. But beneath the glitter of Wallis and Edward's marriage lies an ugly - and even treasonous - reality. In the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a handsome scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. When Nassau's wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, Lulu embarks on a journey to discover the truth behind the crime. The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of sacrifice, human love and human courage, set against a shocking true crime... and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.

The Infinite Sea

The Infinite Sea
Author: Jeffrey A. Carver
Publsiher: Starstream Publications / Book View Cafe
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 1611384648
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Infinite Sea Book Excerpt:

Beneath an alien sea! Flung to an alien ocean world, John Bandicut and his companions find themselves plunged into the deep-sea realm of the Neri. What will they find in the Neri’s failing undersea city, or in the terrifying object of the deep abyss? Book 3 of The Chaos Chronicles continues the hard-SF saga inspired by chaos theory–with an all-new Afterword by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End. Print publication by Tor Books. REVIEWS: “Another splendid adventure, with intriguing puzzles, first-rate problem-solving, and an impressive array of alien characters, motives, and methods.” —Kirkus Reviews “An absolutely terrific book. Carver is heir apparent to Larry Niven as the king of hard SF: his stories revolve around ideas that are every bit as big as Niven’s, and his aliens are every bit as fascinating. Chaos theory says outcomes are unpredictable, but here’s one that’s a sure thing: if you start reading The Infinite Sea, you won’t be able to put it down until the very last page.” —Robert J. Sawyer Carver scores again. Gives us mystery, high adventure, and the sense of wonder in the grand old tradition. —Jack McDevitt, author of Seeker and Chindi

The Lost Summers of Newport

The Lost Summers of Newport
Author: Beatriz Williams,Lauren Willig,Karen White
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780063040748
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Summers of Newport Book Excerpt:

"Historical fiction novel set in Newport, Rhode Island across multiple decades, from bestselling author trio"--

The Wicked City

The Wicked City
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN: 9780008132644
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked City Book Excerpt:

The Jazz Age comes alive with a love story for the ages: a rugged Prohibition agent and a saucy flapper from one of Appalachia's most notorious bootlegging families... Manhattan, present day: stuck in a new and unusual apartment after discovering her boyfriend's infidelity, Ella Hawthorne thinks she's going crazy when she hears strange noises coming from the walls late at night. When the handsome piano player across the hall tells her that the place used to be home to a speakeasy during the Jazz Age, Ella is determined to discover the building's secrets... Manhattan, 1924: Geneva 'Gin' Kelly, a smart-mouthed, red-haired flapper from the hills of western Maryland, reluctantly agrees to help rugged Prohibition enforcement agent Oliver Anson catch her stepfather, a notorious bootlegger. But Gin's adventures will shake Manhattan society to its foundations... and reveal secrets that shock even our irrepressible red-headed heroine.

All the Ways We Said Goodbye

All the Ways We Said Goodbye
Author: Beatriz Williams,Lauren Willig,Karen White
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 9780062931108
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Ways We Said Goodbye Book Excerpt:

The New York Times bestselling authors of The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room return with a glorious historical adventure that moves from the dark days of two World Wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris' legendary Ritz hotel. The heiress . . . The Resistance fighter . . . The widow . . . Three women whose fates are joined by one splendid hotel France, 1914. As war breaks out, Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front with her father, Comte Sigismund de Courcelles. When the Germans move into their family's ancestral estate, using it as their headquarters, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major's aide de camp, Maximilian Von Sternburg. She and the dashing young officer first met during Aurelie's debutante days in Paris. Despite their conflicting loyalties, Aurelie and Max's friendship soon deepens into love, but betrayal will shatter them both, driving Aurelie back to Paris and the Ritz-- the home of her estranged American heiress mother, with unexpected consequences. France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable, free-spirited American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Marguerite "Daisy" Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. At first reluctant to put herself and her family at risk to assist her grandmother's Resistance efforts, Daisy agrees to act as a courier for a skilled English forger known only as Legrand, who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees. But as Daisy is drawn ever deeper into Legrand's underground network, committing increasingly audacious acts of resistance for the sake of the country--and the man--she holds dear, she uncovers a devastating secret . . . one that will force her to commit the ultimate betrayal, and to confront at last the shocking circumstances of her own family history. France, 1964. For Barbara "Babs" Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet their marriage was haunted by a mysterious woman known only as La Fleur. On Kit's death, American lawyer Andrew "Drew" Bowdoin appears at her door. Hired to find a Resistance fighter turned traitor known as "La Fleur," the investigation has led to Kit Langford. Curious to know more about the enigmatic La Fleur, Babs joins Drew in his search, a journey of discovery that that takes them to Paris and the Ritz--and to unexpected places of the heart. . . .

The Wicked Widow

The Wicked Widow
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 9780063144736
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked Widow Book Excerpt:

Gin Kelly, the wicked redhead, is back! Readers will delight in next installment of the Wicked City series by New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams. June 1925. Audacious Appalachian flapper Geneva "Gin" Kelly prepares to trade her high-flying ways for respectable marriage to Oliver Anson Marshall, a steadfast Prohibition agent who happens to hail from one of New York's most distinguished families. But just as wedding bells chime, the head of the notorious East Coast rum-running racket--and Anson's mortal enemy--turns up murdered at a society funeral, and their short-lived honeymoon bliss goes up in a spectacular blaze that sends Anson back undercover...and into the jaws of a trap from which not even Gin can rescue him. As violence explodes around her, Gin must summon all her considerable moxie to trace the tentacles of this sinister organization back to their shocking source, and face down a legendary American family at a rigged game it has no intention of losing. June 1998. When Ella Dommerich's ninetysomething society queen aunt Julie ropes her into digging up dirt on Senator (and Presidential candidate) Franklin Hardcastle in order to settle old family scores, she couldn't be less enthusiastic. Pregnant Ella's recently ditched her unfaithful husband and settled into cozy--if complicated--domesticity with her almost-too-good-to-be-true musician boyfriend, Hector. But then the Hardcastle secrets lead to a web of shady dealings Ella's uncovered in her job as a financial analyst, and the bodies start to tumble out of the venerable woodwork. With the help of her ex-husband and her mysterious connection to a certain redheaded flapper, Ella digs up more than mere dirt...only to discover herself standing alone between a legendarily ruthless family and the prize it's sought for generations. What ugly secrets lurk in the opulent enclaves--and bank accounts--of America's richest families? And can two determined women from two different generations thwart the murderous legacy of the demon liquor?

Temperature Salinity Analysis of World Ocean Waters

Temperature Salinity Analysis of World Ocean Waters
Author: O.I. Mamayev
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2010-05-22
ISBN: 9780080870472
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temperature Salinity Analysis of World Ocean Waters Book Excerpt:

Temperature-Salinity Analysis of World Ocean Waters