The Island House

The Island House
Author: Mary Considine
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN: 1800960166
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Island House Book Excerpt:

'In the January dark, a young man walks slowly into the sea. He can't see where he is going, but he knows the island is calling...' Mary and Patrick's dream was to live in London, have 2.4 children, the nice house, the successful jobs. But life had other plans, and in one traumatic year that all came crashing down. Bruised and battered, Mary finds herself pulled towards Cornwall and dreams of St George's Island, where she spent halcyon childhood summers. So, when an opportunity arises to become tenants if they renovate the old Island House, they grab it with both hands. Life on the island is hard, especially in winter, the sea and weather, unforgiving. But the rugged natural beauty, the friendly ghosts of previous inhabitants, and the beautiful isolation of island life bring hope and purpose, as they discover a resilience they never knew they had.

The Island House

The Island House
Author: Posie Graeme-Evans
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN: 1451672020
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Island House Book Excerpt:

From the internationally bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes an unforgettable novel about a young archaeologist who unearths ancient secrets, a tragic romance, and Viking treasure on a remote Scottish island. One warm, rainy summer, Freya Dane, a PhD candidate in archaeology, arrives on the ancient Scottish island of Findnar. Estranged as a child from her recently dead father, himself an archaeologist, Freya yearns to understand more about the man, his work on the island, and why he left her mother so many years ago. It seems Michael Dane uncovered much of Findnar’s Viking and Christian past through his search for an illusive tomb, and Freya continues his work. The discoveries she is destined to make, far greater than her father’s, will teach her the true meaning of love and of loss. AD 800, and a wandering comet, an omen of evil, shines down on Findnar. The fears of the locals are justified. In a Viking raid, Signy, a Pictish girl, loses her entire family. Taken in by survivors of the island’s Christian community, she falls in love with an injured Viking youth left behind by the raiders and is cast out. Confused and bereft, eventually she becomes a nun, a decision that will unleash tragedy as she is plunged into the heart of a war between three religions. Forced to choose among her ancestors’ animist beliefs, her adopted faith, and the man she loves, Signy will call out to Freya across the centuries. Ancient wrongs must be laid to rest in the present and the mystery at the heart of Findnar’s violent past exposed. In time the comet will return, a link between past and present. But for these two women, time does not exist. For them, the past will never die. It has waited for them both.

The Island House

The Island House
Author: Nancy Thayer
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN: 1101967064
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Island House Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer evokes the shimmering seascape of Nantucket in a delightful novel that resonates with the heartache and hope of growing up, growing wise, and the bittersweet choices we must be brave enough to make. Courtney Hendricks will never forget the magical summers she spent on Nantucket with her college roommate, Robin Vickerey, and Robin’s charismatic, turbulent, larger-than-life family, in their gorgeous island house. Now a college English professor in Kansas City, Courtney is determined to experience one more summer in this sun-swept paradise. Her reason for going is personal: Courtney needs to know whether Robin’s brother James shares the feelings she’s secretly had for him. Time with the Vickerey family always involves love and laughter, and this season is no different. Vivacious matriarch Susanna Vickerey is celebrating her sixtieth birthday, but beneath the merriment, trouble is brewing. The family patriarch, Dr. Alastair Vickerey, is quiet and detached, while unspoken tension looms over oldest son Henry, a respected young surgeon. Warm and witty Robin, the most grounded of the siblings, is keeping a secret from her parents. Iris, the colorful baby of the brood, remains rudderless and in need of guidance. And the sexy, stunningly handsome, untouchable James—to Courtney’s dismay—may be in love with a beautiful and vibrant local artist. As the summer unfolds, a crisis escalates, surprising truths are revealed, and Courtney will at last find out where her heart and her future lie. Weaving the trials and uncertainty of real life into a tapestry of passion, hope, and courage, The Island House is a beautifully told story about the ties that bind us—and how the blessings of love and family heal us in ways we never dream possible. Praise for The Island House “Thayer’s latest should be filed under a Best Beach Reads of 2016 list. . . . The characters are complex and their struggles and concerns feel real. . . . Thayer has a really wonderful ability to showcase the meaning of family.”—RT Reviews “A perfect book to read while sticking your toes in the sand this summer!”—Bookish Devices “A touching story about friendship, family, and the uncertainty of love.”—Bustle Praise for Nancy Thayer The Guest Cottage “A sweet book with romance, laughter, and love after loss . . . Thayer knows her Nantucket history, and it shines in this book.”—RT Book Reviews “It’s a pleasant escape to a state of mind in which rebuilding a life is as simple as pitching an umbrella and spreading out a towel.”—Kirkus Reviews Nantucket Sisters “Thayer obviously knows her Nantucket, and the strong sense of place makes this the perfect escapist book for the summer, particularly for fans of Elin Hilderbrand.”—Booklist “Thayer keeps readers on the edge of their seats with her dramatic story spanning the girls’ childhood to adulthood. This wonderful beach read packs a punch.”—Library Journal Island Girls “A book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life.”—Susan Wiggs “Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful.”—Romance Reviews Today

The Island House

The Island House
Author: F.H Holmes
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2020-07-18
ISBN: 3752319690
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Island House Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: The Island House by F.H Holmes

The Island House

The Island House
Author: Elana Johnson
Publsiher: AEJ Creative Works
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-12-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Island House Book Excerpt:

Start this sweet romance series and escape to Getaway Bay today with USA Today bestselling author, Elana Johnson. Each heartwarming love story takes place in Hawaii and shows the power of women in their own lives and the lives of their friends. Start reading and binge the complete series today! Your next amazing beach read is right here. Charlotte Madsen's whole world came crashing down six months ago with the words, "I met someone else." Thirty-seven, recently divorced, and childless. That's Charlotte when she disembarks from the plane in Getaway Bay. She wants to get away, that's for sure. She thought the best way to do that was to buy a run-down house overlooking the bay, knowing she'll need all her fixer-upper skills to get it in shape. Which is just fine. She's hoping as she overhauls the house, she'll get a life makeover too. She was not expecting a tall, handsome man to be under the kitchen sink when she arrives at the supposedly abandoned house. She wasn't expecting to get drenched when the non-plumber twists something the wrong way. And she certainly wasn't expecting her heart to be well enough to feel anything for anyone. But former Air Force pilot, Dawson Dane, has a charming devil-may-care personality, and Charlotte could use some carefree laughter in her life. But everything with Dawson isn't sunshine and unicorns. He's estranged from his family, though he does speak to one of his brothers. And he's never committed to anything except his career, even choosing flying over an engagement years ago. Can Charlotte navigate the healing process as she renovates the island house? Can Dawson finally make a commitment to a woman? Or will he and Charlotte decide a relationship is just too hard? Find out in this later in life romance, which is a clean and wholesome romance story, with a helicopter pilot, the woman whose house he's squatting in, and their journey toward their own beach wedding! Also available in paperback and audiobook. Books in this sweet and swoony romance series: 1. The Island House - military, forced proximity, second chance at love, later in life 2. The Island Scandal - billionaire, friends to lovers, fake relationship 3. The Island Hideaway - enemies to lovers, prince, royalty romance, forced proximity 4. The Island Retreat - friends to lovers, medical romance, beach, tortured hero 5. The Island Escape - rockstar romance, billionaire, beach 6. The Island Storm - single dad, stranded romance, forced proximity, opposites attract 7. The Island Wedding - later in life, widower, second chance romance Read them all - and listen to them all in audiobook too! For fans of Nancy Thayer, Rachel Hanna, Pamela Kelley, Marie Force, Susan Wiggs, Elin Hilderbrand, Brenda Novak, Susan Mallery, RaeAnne Thayne, and reading beach romance!

Red Island House

Red Island House
Author: Andrea Lee
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-02-22
ISBN: 1982138181
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Island House Book Excerpt:

From National Book Award–nominated writer Andrea Lee comes Red Island House, a travel epic that opens a window on the mysterious African island of Madagascar, and on the dangers of life and love in paradise, as seen through the eyes of a Black American heroine. “People do mysterious things when they think they have found paradise,” reflects Shay, the heroine of Red Island House. When Shay, an intrepid Black American professor, marries Senna, a brash Italian businessman, she doesn’t imagine that her life’s greatest adventure will carry her far beyond their home in Milan: to an idyllic stretch of beach in Madagascar where Senna builds a flamboyant vacation villa. Before she knows it, she becomes the reluctant mistress of a sprawling household, caught between her privileged American upbringing and her connection to the continent of her ancestors. So begins Shay’s journey into the heart of a remote African country. Can she keep her identity and her marriage intact amid the wild beauty and the lingering colonial sins of this mysterious world that both captivates and destroys foreigners? A mesmerizing, powerful tale of travel and self-discovery that evokes Isabel Allende’s House of the Spirits and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, Red Island House showcases an extraordinary literary voice and gorgeously depicts a lush and unknown world.

More Than an Island

More Than an Island
Author: Sally Gibson
Publsiher: Irwin
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Toronto (Ont.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than an Island Book Excerpt:

Official Report of Debates House of Commons

Official Report of Debates  House of Commons
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1314
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canada
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Official Report of Debates House of Commons Book Excerpt:

Voices from the Past

Voices from the Past
Author: Solomon Bard
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 9622095747
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices from the Past Book Excerpt:

Through excerpts from the earliest English language newspapers in Hong Kong, accompanied by Solomon Bard's insightful comments, Voices From the Past provides unique glimpses into Hong Kong's history. Illustrated with interesting photographs, chiefly from the Hong Kong Museum of History's photographic library, the pages bring Hong Kong's colonial past vividly to life. The newspaper excerpts, in chronological order, are faithful to the original text, reproducing its quaint prose and spelling and even occasional errors. Focusing mainly on Hong Kong, the excerpts also touch on Macao, mainland China and the rest of the world. They reflect the changes over the years in language, style of writing, even in humour. Of special interest are the public responses to the many inventions which today we take for granted, such as electric lighting, the motor car, or the first attempts at flying. Most importantly, they reveal the gradual changes in Hong Kong's colonial attitudes as these slowly adjust to the new contemporary values and social and political changes.

Tourists Guide to Down the Harbor Hull and Nantasket Downer Landing Hingham Cohasset Marshfield Scituate Duxbury the Famous Jerusalem Road Historic Plymouth Cottage City Martha s Vineyard Nantucket Newport R I and the Summer Resorts of Cape Cod and the South Shore of Massachusetts

Tourists  Guide to Down the Harbor  Hull and Nantasket  Downer Landing  Hingham  Cohasset  Marshfield  Scituate  Duxbury  the Famous Jerusalem Road  Historic Plymouth  Cottage City  Martha s Vineyard  Nantucket  Newport  R I   and the Summer Resorts of Cape Cod and the South Shore of Massachusetts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Massachusetts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourists Guide to Down the Harbor Hull and Nantasket Downer Landing Hingham Cohasset Marshfield Scituate Duxbury the Famous Jerusalem Road Historic Plymouth Cottage City Martha s Vineyard Nantucket Newport R I and the Summer Resorts of Cape Cod and the South Shore of Massachusetts Book Excerpt:

Ghosts and Legends of Lake Erie s North Coast

Ghosts and Legends of Lake Erie s North Coast
Author: Victoria King Heinsen
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2010-08-20
ISBN: 1614231575
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts and Legends of Lake Erie s North Coast Book Excerpt:

Call it Lake Eerie, according to this book “filled with ghostly encounters of the friendly kind with a bit of local history mixed in” (Toledo Blade). The residents of Lake Erie’s North coast have trouble leaving—even after they die. The area is flooded with the spirits of locals, some friendly, some not. See the sorrowful eyes of the Hauntingly Beautiful High School Student, who floats the corridors looking for her lost boyfriend, and head to an old Port Clinton hotel to watch the ghost of a maintenance man wander haphazardly through the inn, making routine repairs. Read about the figure that lurks in the clock of the Port Clinton Courthouse every night, never moving, simply watching, until disappearing with the sun. Local ghost tour guide Victoria King Heinsen has a personal connection with every story, and her firsthand accounts will turn every paranormal skeptic into a believer. Includes photos!

Surfside Sisters

Surfside Sisters
Author: Nancy Thayer
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 1524798746
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surfside Sisters Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Nantucket woman returns home to find that reunions aren’t always simple, in this heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Nantucket Wedding and Secrets in Summer. “Fans of Elin Hilderbrand . . . should add Surfside Sisters to their beach bag.”—Booklist Keely Green always dreamed of leaving the beautiful shores of Nantucket to become a writer. Now she’s a bestselling novelist living in New York City, attending glamorous cocktail parties and mingling with the literary elite. Keely is also dating a charming, perfectly fine pediatric surgeon who looks good on paper but isn’t “the one.” She just can’t bear to break it off—until he declares his desire to settle down. Then Keely’s editor rejects her latest novel. With her personal and professional lives suddenly in shambles, Keely longs for the soothing island way of life. Growing up, Keely and her best friend, Isabelle, were inseparable. Nothing could come between them—except, as it turned out, Keely’s high school boyfriend, Tommy. Returning home would mean facing Isabelle’s bitter betrayal and seeing for herself the family Tommy and Isabelle have created, the life that might have been Keely’s. But when Keely’s mother falls into a deep depression, Keely knows what she must do, even though she is reluctant to face her estranged friend. And encountering Isabelle’s older brother, Sebastian—Keely’s longtime crush—only complicates things. In one incredible summer, Keely must confront the mistakes of the past if she has any chance of finding true happiness in the place she will always call home. Nancy Thayer shines yet again in this uplifting tale of forgiveness and self-discovery. Praise for Surfside Sisters “Readers who appreciate a busy, uplifting tale of friendship and romance will enjoy spending time on Thayer's Nantucket.”—Publishers Weekly “An engaging tale about how childhood expectations can be transformed on the journey through adulthood.”—Kirkus Reviews

House documents

House documents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House documents Book Excerpt:

Annual Report of the Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics for the State of Maine

Annual Report of the Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics for the State of Maine
Author: Maine. Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Factory inspection
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics for the State of Maine Book Excerpt:

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1044
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates Book Excerpt:

Quick Escapes from New York City

Quick Escapes from New York City
Author: Susan Farewell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (State)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quick Escapes from New York City Book Excerpt:

The Quick Escapes "TM" series offers guides with complete, preplanned itineraries for one- to three-night minivacations within driving distance of the base city.

Fool s Paradise

Fool s Paradise
Author: Paul Malo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fool s Paradise Book Excerpt:

A depiction of Thousand Islands life expands the author's Boldt Castle: In Search of the Lost Story. 250 historic illustrations accompany recollected conversations, evocative impressions, and decades of historical research to reconstruct the incredible, vanished international resort as it was a hundred years ago. Castles and cottages, grand hotels and splendid steam yachts, skiffs and powerboats, fishing and partying, scandals and high society are aspects of a community portrait.

The Chiefs of Colquhoun and Their Country

The Chiefs of Colquhoun and Their Country
Author: Sir William Fraser
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dunbartonshire (Scotland)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chiefs of Colquhoun and Their Country Book Excerpt:

Appleton s Illustrated Hand book of American Summer Resorts

Appleton s Illustrated Hand book of American Summer Resorts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 166
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canada
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appleton s Illustrated Hand book of American Summer Resorts Book Excerpt:

Illustrated Catalogue of Stereopticons Sciopticons Dissolving View Apparatus Microscopes Solar Microscope and Stereopticon Combination

Illustrated Catalogue of Stereopticons  Sciopticons  Dissolving View Apparatus  Microscopes  Solar Microscope and Stereopticon Combination
Author: McIntosh Battery & Optical Co
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Lantern slides
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illustrated Catalogue of Stereopticons Sciopticons Dissolving View Apparatus Microscopes Solar Microscope and Stereopticon Combination Book Excerpt: