The Ringmaster s Wife

The Ringmaster s Wife
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 9780718041540
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ringmaster s Wife Book Excerpt:

What is revealed when you pull back the curtain of the greatest show on earth? Rosamund Easling is no stranger to opulence. As the daughter of an earl, she's grown up with all the comforts money can buy. But when hard times befall the family's Yorkshire estate in the aftermath of the Great War, the stage is set for a series of events that change her world beyond even her wildest dreams. Though expected to marry for a title instead of love, Rosamund feels called to a different life--one of adventure outside the confines of a ladies' parlor. When her father sells her beloved horse, she abandons all she's known and follows in pursuit as her horse is shipped to the new owner--an American entertainer by the name of John Ringling. Knowing she has much to learn, Rosamund agrees to a bareback riding apprenticeship in the shadow of the Ringlings' home--the Ca'D'Zan. In what would become the last days of the enigmatic Mable Ringling's life, Rosamund finds a deeper sense of purpose in her new life and begins to experience the awakening of faith. With a mysterious and dazzling supporting cast of characters, Rosamund journeys far from the traditions of the English countryside to the last days of the Roaring Twenties--a journey that forever changes what her life might have been.

The Ringmaster s Wife

The Ringmaster s Wife
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 0718041909
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ringmaster s Wife Book Excerpt:

An ounce of courage. A leap of faith. Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life—one that’s reimagined from what they might have become. In turn-of-the-century America, a young girl dreams of a world that stretches beyond the confi nes of a quiet life on the family farm. With little more than her wit and a cigar box of treasures, Mable steps away from all she knows, seeking the limitless marvels of the Chicago World’s Fair. There, a chance encounter triggers her destiny—a life with a famed showman by the name of John Ringling. A quarter of a century later, Lady Rosamund Easling boards a ship to America as a last adventure before her arranged marriage. There, the twenties are roaring, and the rich and famous gather at opulent, Gatsby-esque parties. The Jazz Age has arrived, and with it, the golden era of the American circus, whose queen is none other than the enigmatic Mable Ringling. When Rosamund’s path crosses with Mable’s and the Ringlings’ glittering world, she makes the life-altering decision to leave behind a comfortable future of estates and propriety, choosing instead the nomadic life of a trick rider in the Ringling Brothers’ circus. A novel that is at once captivating, deeply poignant, and swirling with exquisite historical details of a bygone world, The Ringmaster’s Wife will escort readers into the center ring, with its bright lights, exotic animals, and a dazzling performance that can only be described as the Greatest Show on Earth! “Vibrant with the glamour and awe that flourished under the Big Top in the 1920s, The Ringmaster’s Wife invites the reader [into] the Greatest Show on Earth.” —Joanne Bischof, award-winning author of The Lady and the Lionheart

The Lost Castle

The Lost Castle
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 0718095472
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Castle Book Excerpt:

Bridging the past and present in three time periods—the French Revolution, World War II, and present day—The Lost Castle is an enchanting, interwoven story of three resilient women connected by a storybook castle that stands witness to their lives. 1789: Aveline Saint-Moreau is a wealthy and beautiful young aristocrat preparing for her betrothal to the Duc et Vivay’s heir Philippe, but the French Revolution looms as the Bastille is stormed in Paris. 1944: Viola Hart is a Resistance fighter in France during World War II, desperately trying to root out the evil taking hold in her country as the Nazis occupy France. Present day: Ellie Carver is in a race against time to deliver a decades-overdue message as her grandmother fades into the shadows of Alzheimer’s. Embarking on a journey to France’s Loire Valley, Ellie can only hope to unearth the secrets of the mysterious castle before time silences them forever. As Ellie’s journey unfolds, so too do the journeys of the two other women, each of their stories woven together through their connection with the forgotten French castle—a castle that plays a part in saving each one of them. With tales of loves won and lost, battles waged in the hearts of men, and a legacy of faith spanning generations, The Lost Castle is a sweeping story of three strong women making history. Praise for The Lost Castle: “Spanning the French Revolution, World War II and today, Cambron masterfully carries us into each period with all the romance and danger of the best fairy tale.” —Katherine Reay “It’s been a long time since I’ve been so thoroughly engrossed in a novel . . . The Lost Castle kept me spellbound!” —Tamera Alexander Full-length split-time historical fiction Includes discussion questions for book clubs Part of The Lost Castle Series Book 1: The Lost Castle Book 2: Castle on the Rise Book 3: The Painted Castle

The Ringmaster s Daughter

The Ringmaster s Daughter
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN: 0297864033
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ringmaster s Daughter Book Excerpt:

From the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, 'A masterful mixture of fantasy and reality...a simply wonderful read' SHE. Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the same trinket he had given his own lost child, who was swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. This tale is narrated by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist, and perhaps Jostein Gaarder's most intriguing character since Sophie. As an adult, Petter makes his living selling stories and ideas to professionals suffering from writer's block. But as Petter sits spinning his tales, he finds himself in a trap of his own making.

The Illusionist s Apprentice

The Illusionist s Apprentice
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 071804231X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illusionist s Apprentice Book Excerpt:

Set during one of the richest, most vibrant eras in American history, this Jazz Age novel of illusion, suspense, and forgotten pasts is perfect for fans of The Magician’s Lie. Wren Lockhart, apprentice to master illusionist Harry Houdini, uses life on a vaudeville stage to escape the pain of her past. She continues her career of illusion after her mentor’s death, intent on burying her true identity. But when a rival performer’s act goes tragically wrong, the newly formed FBI calls on Wren to speak the truth—and reveal her real name to the world. She transfers her skills for misdirection from the stage to the back halls of vaudeville, as she finds herself the unlikely partner in the FBI’s investigation. All the while Houdini’s words echo in her mind: Whatever occurs, the crowd must believe it’s what you meant to happen. She knows that if anyone digs too deep, secrets long kept hidden may find their way to the surface—and shatter her carefully controlled world. “Prepare to be amazed by The Illusionist's Apprentice. Wren Lockhart, the talented magician at the heart of Kristy Cambron’s spellbinding tale of Jazz Age Boston, is the fierce, brilliant, guarded headliner you’ve been waiting for. This novel will have your pulse pounding and your mind racing to keep up with reversals, betrayals, and surprises from the first page to the last. Like her characters, Cambron works magic so compelling and persuasive, she deserves a standing ovation.” —Greer Macallister, USA TODAY bestselling author Historical fiction with a dash of suspense Stand-alone novel Book length: 99,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Pillars of Society Rosmersholm Little Eyolf When We Dead Awaken

Pillars of Society  Rosmersholm  Little Eyolf  When We Dead Awaken
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publsiher: Plunkett Lake Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-08-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pillars of Society Rosmersholm Little Eyolf When We Dead Awaken Book Excerpt:

Pillars of Society, Ibsen’s first major prose play (1877), explores the boundless ambition fostered during the industrial revolution and exposes the smug self-righteousness and hypocrisy of the Victorian middle class. Karsten Bernick, a successful, shrewd and calculating shipbuilder, has made himself the benevolent benefactor of his community, while ruthlessly taking advantage of the cheap labor available in this small seacoast town. In order to maintain his credibility and develop the railroad he claims will be only for the public good, he needs to resort to further lies and even blackmail. Rosmersholm is a penetrating tale of guilt and desire, of politics and personal morality as two women fight to the death for the soul of John Rosmer, the spiritually, intellectually and emotionally bankrupt last of the line in the house of Rosmersholm. In what is also a ghost story, the house itself becomes a major character, a place where white horses announce impending death. With its depth of psychological analysis, the play seems ahead of its time — Ibsen explored the realm of modern psychiatry years before Freud’s major works. Little Eyolf fuses naturalistic style with supernatural elements. The dramatic death of their only child Eyolf triggers devastating confrontations of guilt and recrimination between Alfred Allmers, a self-absorbed man filled with grandiose ideas about his mission in life, and his wife, whose wealth has brought him security in a marriage of convenience. When We Dead Awaken, Ibsen’s last work (1899), completes the twelve major prose plays that assured his reputation as the father of modern drama. It is the final reckoning of the price an artist and those close to him pay for the artist’s dedication and devotion to his art. Rubek, a successful sculptor at the end of his career, desperately tries to rationalize his life and his work to his former model and muse.

Castle on the Rise

Castle on the Rise
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 0718095502
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Castle on the Rise Book Excerpt:

Spanning more than two centuries in Ireland, Castle on the Rise unites the legacy of three women who must risk mending their broken places for life, love, and the belief that even through the depths of our pain, a masterpiece of a story can emerge. When Laine Forrester travels overseas to attend her best friend’s vineyard wedding, she expects to find the bride on the brink of a fairy-tale life. But after a series of unforeseen setbacks, it seems the storybook lives they’d imagined are suddenly ripping apart. With hopes of resurrecting a happy ending, Laine agrees to accompany the newlyweds to the groom’s home in Ireland—never expecting she’d be the one drawn in by its wide-open moors, backroads bordering the Irish Sea, and a mysterious castle that dares to keep its secrets hidden. From the storied streets of Dublin to the shores of the Emerald Isle, Laine is drawn in to the land and its rich history. The castle ruins whisper stories of Issy—a photojournalist battling through the 1916 Easter Rising, and Maeve—the castle’s lady of legend, fighting for survival through the 1798 rebellion that started it all. Praise for Castle on the Rise: “Enchanting and mesmerizing!” —PATTI CALLAHAN, New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis “Castle on the Rise perfectly showcases rising star Kristy Cambron’s amazing talent! Perfect pacing, lovely prose, and an intricate plot blend together in a delightful novel I couldn’t put down. Highly recommended!” —Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author of Secrets at Cedar Cabin and the Rock Harbor series “Cambron’s latest is one of her best. Gripping and epic, this intricately woven tale of three generations seeking truth and justice will stay with you long after the last page.” —Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author Second in the Lost Castle series (The Lost Castle, Castle on the Rise, The Painted Castle) Can be read as a stand-alone, but best if read in order Sweet romance set in three time periods: present day, World War I/Easter Rising, and late 1700s Full-length novel (over 110,000 words)

The Painted Castle

The Painted Castle
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 0718095537
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Painted Castle Book Excerpt:

Set in three time periods—the rapid change of Victorian England, the peak of England’s home-front tensions at the end of WWII, and modern day—The Painted Castle unlocks secrets lost for generations just waiting to be found. A lost painting of Queen Victoria. A library bricked off from the world. And three women, separated by time, whose lives are irrevocably changed. In Victorian England, talented sketch artist Elizabeth Meade is engaged to Viscount Huxley, owner of Parham Hill. However, Elizabeth’s real motive for being at Parham Hill has nothing to do with art or marriage. She’s determined to avenge her father’s brutal murder—even if it means a betrothal to the very man she believes committed the crime. A century later, Amelia Woods—a World War II widow who has turned Parham Hill and its beloved library into a boarding school for refugee children—receives military orders to house a troop of American pilots. She is determined the children in her care will remain untouched by the war, but the task is proving difficult with officers taking up every square inch of their world . . . and one in particular vying for a space in Amelia’s long-shut up heart. When art historian Keira Foley is hired to authenticate a painting, she hopes this is just the thing to get her career and life back on track. But from the time she arrives at Parham Hill Estate and begins working alongside rumored art thief Emory Scott, she’s left with far more questions than answers. Could this lost painting of Queen Victoria be a duplicate of the original Winterhalter masterpiece, and if so, who is the artist? Praise for The Painted Castle: “A gripping tale of secrets hidden behind the walls of an ancient English castle.” —KATE BRESLIN, bestselling author of Far Side of the Sea A Sweet Historical Split-time Romance The third and final book in the Lost Castle series Books do not have to be read in order Full-length novel with three woman each finding her own happily ever after

The Uncollected Cases of Sherlock Holmes

The Uncollected Cases of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Geoff Finch
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2022-05-06
ISBN: 1787059502
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uncollected Cases of Sherlock Holmes Book Excerpt:

The Uncollected Cases of Sherlock Holmes presents eight new stories about Holmes which set the great detective against the background of Victorian England, an era of enormous progress, in science, transport, and medicine but which also witnessed a surge in urban poverty, prostitution and imperial adventurism. Each of the stories in this collection engages with an aspect of this background. In ‘The Sicilian Defence’, Holmes comes to the aid of a disgraced army veteran who has fallen in love with a Sudanese woman and incurred the wrath of her father, whilst in ‘The Archaeopterx’ Holmes has to recover an important fossil which has been stolen from the Natural History Museum. In ‘The Missing Heir’ Holmes is asked to find the heir to a great fortune, considered by his family to be mentally unstable, and in ‘The Dunwich Ghost’ he investigates the plight of an old army colleague of Watson’s who is haunted by the ghost of his dead wife. The Holmes who emerges from these stories justifies the description of him by Watson as the ‘best and wisest of men.’ Whether investigating a gang of forgers, securing justice for a murdered prostitute or facing a Russian spy we see his ferocious intelligence alongside a strong humanitarian bias. Despite his idiosyncracies, his solitary temperament, his melancholia and addiction to cocaine, he is both a man of his time and a man for our time. The author of this volume is Geoffrey Finch, an Associate Lecturer in English Language at the Open University. Geoffrey has taught at Universities in Africa, New Zealand and the UK. He lives in Greater London with his wife and their cat, Humphrey, who makes a guest appearance in the fifth story, ‘The Cathedral Cat’.

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXII

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories   Part XXII
Author: David Marcum
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2021-01-06
ISBN: 1787056589
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXII Book Excerpt:

64 new traditional Holmes adventures in three simultaneously published volumes In 2018, MX Publishing presented Parts XI and XII of this acclaimed and ongoing series, Some Untold Cases. Now that theme is revisited with 64 new Sherlock Holmes adventures that explore those many tantalizing references to some of Holmes’s other cases, as mentioned in The Canon. “Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes had at various times to examine . . . .” - Dr. John H. Watson So wrote Dr. Watson in “The Problem of Thor Bridge” - and ever since, Sherlockians have been seeking to know more about these tales from the legendary tin dispatch box. While Watson’s original Literary Agent only edited the pitifully few sixty stories that make up the original Canon, there have since been literally thousands of traditional adventures about the true Sherlock Holmes - and yet there will never be enough! Throughout the original Holmes Canon, there were hints and teases of other intriguing cases - The Giant Rat of Sumatra . . . The Abernetty Tragedy . . . The Manor House Case. Watson mentions well over one-hundred of these, which have collectively come to be known as The Untold Cases. Now, once again MX Publishing brings us sixty-four of these adventures in three simultaneously published volumes, with all royalties going to support the Stepping Stones School at Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former homes. Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by the estimable Dr. Watson as “the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known.” Each volume contains forwards by Otto Penzler, Roger Johnson, Stepping Stones School, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum, as well as stories by the following contributors: S.F. Bennett, William Todd, Geri Schear, Susan Knight, David Marcum, Bob Bishop, Tracy J. Revels, Chris Chan, Richard Paolinelli, Derrick Belanger, Stephen Mason, Leslie Charteris and Denis Green, Tim Symonds, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Ian Ableson, Chris Chan, Mark Mower, Robert Stapleton, Roger Riccard, Kevin P. Thornton, and Denis O. Smith, and a poem by Christopher James

In Kent with Charles Dickens

In Kent with Charles Dickens
Author: Thomas Frost
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Kent (England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Kent with Charles Dickens Book Excerpt:

Nancy Drew 31 The Ringmaster s Secret

Nancy Drew 31  The Ringmaster s Secret
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1954-01-01
ISBN: 1101077328
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nancy Drew 31 The Ringmaster s Secret Book Excerpt:

Nancy is given a beautiful gold bracelet and finds that one of the charms is missing. When she learns the unusual story behind the jewelry, she sets out to solve the fascinating mystery. The bracelet had been presented to a former circus performer by a queen who loved horses. For some reason the performer had to sell the bracelet but would not reveal her true identity. Clues lead Nancy to Sims’ Circus, where she meets Lolita, an unhappy young aerialist who has a horse charm wrought exactly like those on Nancy’s bracelet. Will Nancy be able to find the original owner of the bracelet?

The Paris Dressmaker

The Paris Dressmaker
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 0785232176
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paris Dressmaker Book Excerpt:

Based on true accounts of how Parisiennes resisted the Nazi occupation in World War II—from fashion houses to the city streets—comes a story of two courageous women who risked everything to fight an evil they couldn’t abide. Paris, 1939. Maison Chanel has closed, thrusting haute couture dressmaker Lila de Laurent out of the world of high fashion as Nazi soldiers invade the streets and the City of Lights slips into darkness. Lila’s life is now a series of rations, brutal restrictions, and carefully controlled propaganda while Paris is cut off from the rest of the world. Yet in hidden corners of the city, the faithful pledge to resist. Lila is drawn to La Resistance and is soon using her skills as a dressmaker to infiltrate the Nazi elite. She takes their measurements and designs masterpieces, all while collecting secrets in the glamorous Hôtel Ritz—the heart of the Nazis’ Parisian headquarters. But when dashing René Touliard suddenly reenters her world, Lila finds her heart tangled between determination to help save his Jewish family and bolstering the fight for liberation. Paris, 1943. Sandrine Paquet’s job is to catalog the priceless works of art bound for the Führer’s Berlin, masterpieces stolen from prominent Jewish families. But behind closed doors, she secretly forages for information from the underground resistance. Beneath her compliant façade lies a woman bent on uncovering the fate of her missing husband . . . but at what cost? As Hitler’s regime crumbles, Sandrine is drawn in deeper when she uncrates an exquisite blush Chanel gown concealing a cryptic message that may reveal the fate of a dressmaker who vanished from within the fashion elite. Told across the span of the Nazi occupation, The Paris Dressmaker highlights the brave women who used everything in their power to resist darkness and restore light to their world. Praise for The Paris Dressmaker: “Unimaginable heartache, unforgettable romance, and cheering defiance against the oppression the Nazis inflicted on Paris; readers will be swept away into a story where battle-scarred good at last rings victory over evil.” —J’nell Ciesielski, author of The Socialite “Stunning. With as much skill and care as the title’s namesake possesses, The Paris Dressmaker weaves together the stories of two heroines who boldly defy the darkness that descends on the City of Light.” —Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of Shadows of the White City “With real life historical details woven in with her fictional tale, the story popped off the page. Readers will be thinking of this book long after they've read the last word.” —Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author Stand-alone World War II historical fiction Full-length novel, approximately 115,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Dark Canticles of the Blood Witch Scroll One

Dark Canticles of the Blood Witch   Scroll One
Author: Chris Twain
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-05-09
ISBN: 1312746092
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Canticles of the Blood Witch Scroll One Book Excerpt:

Scroll One of the Dark Canticles of the Blood Witch. A tale of war, of magic, of deceit. A tale of the fine balance between the realms of spirit and the realms of flesh being disrupted. This is the beginning of the unravelling.

Dark Canticles of the Blood Witch Compendium Scrolls One to Three

Dark Canticles of the Blood Witch   Compendium   Scrolls One to Three
Author: Chris Twain
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 1391
Release: 2017-04-12
ISBN: 0244300763
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Canticles of the Blood Witch Compendium Scrolls One to Three Book Excerpt:

Dark Canticles of the Blood Witch. A tale of war, of magic, of deceit. A tale of the fine balance between the realms of spirit and the realms of flesh being disturbed. This is the beginning of the unravelling. Dark Canticles of the Blood Witch is a hexology spanning three continents and two different worlds – the Planum Materia, or physical world, and the Planum Astrali, the astral world of spirit, thought, dreams and nightmares. This is the Compendium Version, and includes Scrolls One, Two & Three.

Circus Girl

Circus Girl
Author: Elizabeth Carter Wellington
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 1480834696
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circus Girl Book Excerpt:

It is 1971 and seventeen-year-old Sarah Cunningham is consumed by wanderlust. When her passion for capturing interesting subjects through her camera lens leads Sarah to a grassy lot one day, she becomes immediately mesmerized by the fascinating circus life that surrounds her. Eager to fit in and in need of a passport into a world beyond her reach, Sarah escapes her scripted suburban life, makes the circus her family, and loses her virginity to West, a handsome performer with a gift for handling wild animals. While under the spell of circus mystique, Sarah falls in love with West and the nomadic way of life as she mingles with jailbirds and performers alike. As the tour nears its end, the gritty underbelly of the circus is revealed. Just before the show reaches winter quarters in Florida, Sarah makes two unwanted discoveries that place her prematurely into adulthood and lead her to face major life choices. In this coming-of-age story, a restless teenager embarks on a journey of self-discovery during the 1970s after she runs away with the circus and discovers that life under a tent is as unpredictable as she is.

Octopus Pirate

Octopus Pirate
Author: Jane Yates
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2016-01-23
ISBN: 1326542532
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Octopus Pirate Book Excerpt:

Octopus Pirate is a time-travelling steampunk tale set in the Victorian period. It's the story of a foundling who discovers he has unusual talents, such as camouflage, squishing into small spaces and the ability to communicate with octopuses! As a baby, the hero of this book is washed up on an island off the Scottish mainland. An eccentric former nun called Mary, who lives there alone with her cats, brings him up and names him after her favorite character, Pinocchio. Later she changes this to Coco for convenience. The teenage Coco joins a circus where he makes friends with Eric, an electronic magician who has an act where he makes a robot teleport across the tent. Coco, narrowly escaping plots against him, flees to Cornwall with Eric. Here they raise funds to build a replica pirate ship, which is also an airship and time machine.

A Son Of The Circus

A Son Of The Circus
Author: John Irving
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2012-05-10
ISBN: 1448111846
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Son Of The Circus Book Excerpt:

'The doctor was fated to go back to Bombay; he would keep returning again and again - if not forever, at least for as long as there were dwarves in the circus.' Born a Parsi in Bombay, sent to university and medical school in Vienna, Dr Farrokh Daruwalla is a Canadian citizen - a 59-year-old orthopaedic surgeon, living in Toronto. Once, twenty years ago, Dr Daruwalla was the examining physician of two murder victims in Goa. Now, two decades later, the doctor will be reacquainted with the murderer...

A Gushing Fountain

A Gushing Fountain
Author: Martin Walser
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN: 1628725443
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gushing Fountain Book Excerpt:

Appearing for the first time in English, this masterful novel by one of the foremost figures of postwar German literature is an indelible portrait of Nazism slowly overtaking and poisoning a small town. Semi-autobiographical, it is also a remarkably vivid account of a childhood fraught with troubles, yet full of remembered love and touched by miracle. In a provincial town on Lake Constance, Johann basks in the affection of the colorful staff and regulars at the Station Restaurant. Though his parents struggle to make ends meet, around him the world is rich in mystery: the attraction of girls; the power of words and his gift for music; his rivalry with his best friend, Adolf, son of the local Brownshirt leader; a circus that comes to town bringing Anita, whose love he and Adolf compete to win. But in these hard times, with businesses failing all around them and life savings gone in an instant, people whisper that only Hitler can save them. As the Nazis gradually infiltrate the churches, the school, the youth organizations—even the restaurant—and come to power, we see through Johann’s eyes how the voices of dissent are silenced one by one, until war begins the body count that will include his beloved older brother. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Running Wild Anthology of Stories Volume 3

Running Wild Anthology of Stories  Volume 3
Author: Cecile Sarruf
Publsiher: Running Wild, LLC
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN: 194704138X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running Wild Anthology of Stories Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

An eclectic collection of stories that will keep you turning the page. With stories that span styles, genres, and voices. Each one will keep you engaged.Edited by Cecile Sarruf, the authors include Hailey Piper, Dawn DeAnna Wilson, Magaly Garcia, Susan Breall, VT Dorchester, Susan Breall, Robert Allen Lupton, Paul Attmore, Anthony Peters, Andrew Adams, Monique Gagnon German, Jason Zeitler, Gemma L. Brook, Audra Supplee, Lorna Walsh, Debby Huvaere, Desiree Kannel, Molly Byrne, Jenn Powers, Gary Kidney, Sarah Kaminski, Ed Burke, Anastasia Jill, Abdullah Aljumah.The latest in our annual anthology options.