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Dreaming Of Spain A Free Prequel

Dreaming Of Spain  A Free Prequel Author Alli Sinclair
ISBN-10 9781489205575
Release 2015-12-26
Pages 58
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Dreaming of Spain: A free prequel to the upcoming Under the Spanish Stars by Alli Sinclair, February 2015 Charlotte Kavanagh is averse to risk and researches every decision she makes. Although it hasn't helped her recently with her failed romance, a job she despises and a strong feeling there is a better life out there–somewhere. When her grandmother takes ill and requests Charlotte travels to Spain to solve a mystery, Charlotte faces a huge decision–stay with the status quo or face her fears and take the biggest risk of her life…

Dreaming of Spain

Dreaming of Spain Author Alli Sinclair
ISBN-10 9781516104741
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 78
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As the long, mysterious life of a family matriarch begins to wind down, will she take her secrets with her? Or will her past adventures lead to new ones for the next generation? From a bustling Australian city to the beauty and promise of Granada and a captivating culture, one young woman may dare to find out . . . Charlotte Kavanagh’s beloved grandmother may have made peace with her mortality, but Charlotte isn’t yet ready to do the same. There is still so much she wants to know about her abuela—like the truth about her youth in Spain, her days dancing flamenco—all subjects Katarina has refused to speak of. And when she becomes ill, Charlotte fears losing her forever—along with any chance to know the history that is also part of her own legacy . . . Yet despite her fragile condition, Katarina rallies, and Charlotte hopes she may have had a change of heart about revealing her secrets. It’s a wish that will challenge Charlotte to break out of her perfectly ordered life in ways she never expected. Does she have the courage to step out of her routine—to leave the country and discover the woman her grandmother once was—and perhaps even find herself along the way? . . .

Under the Spanish Stars

Under the Spanish Stars Author Alli Sinclair
ISBN-10 9781601838940
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 320
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Previously published by Mira in Australia and New Zealand Amid the vivid beauty of Granada, a woman entrusted with unraveling a family secret will discover the truth about her heritage—and the alluring promise of love… When her beloved grandmother falls ill, Charlotte Kavanagh will do whatever she asks of her—even if it means traveling to a country that broke her abuela’s heart. Can an unsigned painting of a flamenco dancer unlock the secrets of her grandmother’s youth in Spain? To find the answers she needs, Charlotte must convince the charismatic and gifted musician, Mateo Vives to introduce her to a secluded gypsy clan. The enigmatic Mateo speaks the true language of flamenco, a culture Charlotte must learn to appreciate if she wants to understand her grandmother’s past—and the flamenco legend that has moved souls to beauty, and bodies to the heights of passion. As Mateo leads her into the captivating world of the music and the dance, Charlotte embraces her own long-denied creative gift and the possibility of a future rich with joy…

Under the Parisian Sky

Under the Parisian Sky Author Alli Sinclair
ISBN-10 9781601838964
Release 2017-07-25
Pages 320
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In the City of Light, one dancer must confront her fears about love and loss before she can step into a brighter future . . . Lily Johannson has returned to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, with two goals in mind: to overcome the grief surrounding her fiancé’s death, and to make amends with her estranged sister, Natalie, also a ballerina. But when Lily meets charming composer Yves Rousseau, he is convinced she has a third mission—as his muse . . . Struggling to finish a score about an infamous Ballets Russes dancer from 1917, Yves believes Lily is meant to help him. Despite her resistance, she is swept once more into the exhilarating arms of the dance—and into Yves’ passionate embrace. But when her sister is cast as the infamous dancer and begins to imitate her tragic life, she soon goes missing. Now Lily and Yves must set out to find her—and along the way face their own demons, while also discovering that art, like love, should not be abandoned so easily . . .

Honor in the Dust

Honor in the Dust Author Gregg Jones
ISBN-10 9780451239181
Release 2013
Pages 430
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Describes the political events leading to and during the war in the Philippines, highlighting Theodore Roosevelt's role in initiating the war in order to claim an American empire in the Pacific.

Parisian Dreams

Parisian Dreams Author Alli Sinclair
ISBN-10 9781489247001
Release 2017-04-24
Pages 50
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When Australian Lily Johansson earns the opportunity to dance for the prestigious Bohème Ballet in Paris, she fulfils a lifelong dream and continues a family legacy – but it comes at a cost. While Lily falls in love with the City of Light and her professional life catapults her into fame, her personal life suffers as the relationship with her fiancé deteriorates. On a stormy night, an argument sends Lily racing across the road and a speeding car tragically changes her life forever. Lily's heart, once full of love and hope, is smashed to pieces and her career crumbles into a hopeless mess. Stumbling into a solitary future she'd never planned, Lily must learn to live with the grief of losing the man she loved and find her way in an unfamiliar world.

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum Author Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN-10 9781614308874
Release 2018-03-22
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Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 18097 October 1849) was an American writer best known for stories of mystery and horror.Poe also wrote poetry, including the well known poem The Raven.Not much is known about Poes untimely death, but it cannot be debated that he has had a great influence on American literature.

Josefina s Sin

Josefina s Sin Author Claudia H. Long
ISBN-10 9781451610680
Release 2011-08-09
Pages 352
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A thrilling and passionate debut about a sheltered landowner’s wife whose life is turned upside down when she visits the royal court in seventeenth-century Mexico. When Josefina accepts an invitation from the Marquessa to come stay and socialize with the intellectual and cultural elite in her royal court, she is overwhelmed by the Court’s complicated world. She finds herself having to fight off aggressive advances from the Marquessa’s husband, but is ultimately unable to stay true to her marriage vows when she becomes involved in a secret affair with the local bishop that leaves her pregnant. Amidst this drama, Josefina finds herself unexpectedly drawn to the intellectual nuns who study and write poetry at the risk of persecution by the Spanish Inquisition that is overtaking Mexico. One nun in particular, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, teaches Josefina about poetry, writing, critical thinking, the nature and consequences of love, and the threats of the Holy Office. She is Josefina’s mentor and lynchpin for her tumultuous passage from grounded wife and mother to woman of this treacherous, confusing, and ultimately physically and intellectually fulfilling world.

The Perfume Garden

The Perfume Garden Author Kate Lord Brown
ISBN-10 9781466848931
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 336
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An acclaimed international bestseller, The Perfume Garden is a sensuously written story of lost love, family secrets—and the art of creating a perfect scent. High in the hills of Valencia, a forgotten house guards its secrets. Untouched since Franco's forces tore through Spain in 1936, the whitewashed walls have crumbled, and the garden, laden with orange blossom, grows wild. Emma Temple is the first to unlock its doors in seventy years. Emma is London's leading perfumier, but her blessed life has taken a difficult turn. Her free-spirited mother, Liberty, who taught her the art of fragrance making, has just passed away. At the same time, she broke up with her long-time lover and business partner, Joe, whose baby she happens to be carrying. While Joe is in New York trying to sell his majority share in their company, Emma, guided by a series of letters and a key bequeathed to her in Liberty's will, decides to leave her job and travel to Valencia, where she will give birth in the house her mother mysteriously purchased just before her death. The villa is a perfect retreat: redolent with the exotic scents of orange blossom and neroli, dappled with light and with the rich colors of a forgotten time. Emma makes it her mission to restore the place to its former glory. But for her aging grandmother, Freya, a British nurse who stayed in Valencia during Spain's devastating civil war, Emma's new home evokes memories of a terrible secret, a part of her family's past that until now has managed to stay hidden. With two beautifully interwoven narratives and a lush, atmospheric setting, Kate Lord Brown's The Perfume Garden is a dramatic, emotional debut that readers won't soon forget.

The Fairest Portion of the Globe

The Fairest Portion of the Globe Author Frances Hunter
ISBN-10 9780977763603
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 421
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La Louisiane, 1793¿¿a land of riches beyond imagining. Whoever controls the vast domain along the Mississippi River will decide the fate of North America. When young French diplomat Citizen Genet arrives on Jefferson¿s doorstep from the blood-soaked streets of revolutionary Paris, he¿s determined to wrest Louisiana away from Spain and win it back for France¿even if it means global war. But Genet doesn¿t count on General ¿Mad Anthony¿ Wayne, whose true-life band of heroes and lunatics are fortifying the raw edges of the American frontier. As Mad Anthony hunts for a traitor in his ranks, washed-up hero George Rogers Clark prepares to take command of Genet¿s renegade forces in seething, secessionist Kentucky. It's winner take all¿and the losers might include Clark¿s beautiful sister Fanny, who gambles her own sanity to save her brother¿s soul, and two reckless young soldiers named Lewis and Clark¿whose dreams of adventure in the West will end in death or glory.

American Gods

American Gods Author Neil Gaiman
ISBN-10 9780380789030
Release 2002-04-30
Pages 624
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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls Author Martha Hall Kelly
ISBN-10 9781101883082
Release 2017-02
Pages 512
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Includes Random House Reader's Circle reader's guide (pages 489-502).

The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits Author Isabel Allende
ISBN-10 9781501117015
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 496
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The unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted and imaginative storytellers. The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife, Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future. One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

Belle Sauvage

Belle Sauvage Author Philip Pullman
ISBN-10 9780375815300
Release 2017
Pages 464
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Shares the story of how Lyra Belacqua and her daemon Pantalaimon came to be living at Jordan College.

Ginger the Gangster Cat

Ginger the Gangster Cat Author Frank Kusy
ISBN-10 9780957585157
Release 2013-12-30
Pages 125
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The “funny, wicked, and heart-warming” story of one fat cat’s devotion to Spanish cuisine...and how far he will go to get his paws on it. “A fantastically fun story for kids – and adults too!” Wishing Shelf 5★ review “An entertaining and enjoyable little story, with a great plot and endearing well-drawn characters!” Awesome Indies 5★ review Prawn-loving Ginger is a fat, scruffy street cat. Innocent little Sparky is his new best friend – and unsuspecting accomplice. When the chance comes, the two London cats travel to Spain to carry out Ginger’s ‘cunning plan’. Will they pull off the cat crime of the century...or will Ginger’s greed prove his downfall? If you like Simon’s Cat, Alice in Wonderland and A Street Cat named Bob, you’ll love Ginger the Gangster Cat! A modern day feline fable, this middle grade book is a comic romp full of action and adventure for any reader - children, tweens, teens... and beyond! Read the reviews from real readers! “What a delightfully funny book. And I'm not even much of a cat lover. 2 paws up!” “I loved that Ginger, although tough, had a soft side too. Kids can learn from this!” “This is a super funny book. I liked Sparky best.” “My kids (6 and 8) were literally roaring with laughter as I read this to them at bed time.” “A cat addicted to Spanish food. What a fantastic idea!”

The Merciless Travis Wilde

The Merciless Travis Wilde Author Sandra Marton
ISBN-10 9781460309971
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 192
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The wild before the storm Travis Wilde doesn't do love or commitment—but he'd never turn down a willing woman and a king-size bed. Normally innocence like Jennie Cooper's would have the same effect as a cold shower, yet her determination and mouth-watering curves have him burning up all over! The clock is ticking; forced to confront her life, Jennie is determined to cross some major things off her to-do list. Some might be risky—like taking on the renowned Travis Wilde—but Jennie has nothing to lose, except the one thing she thought was untouchable…her heart.

A Study in Silks

A Study in Silks Author Emma Jane Holloway
ISBN-10 9780345545640
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 560
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Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse. In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines—something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty’s secret laboratories. What’s a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she’s never found out? But then there’s that murder. As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster, or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask. Praise for A Study in Silks “This book has just about everything: magic, machines, mystery, mayhem, and all the danger one expects when people’s loves and fears collide. I can’t wait to return to the world of Evelina Cooper!”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles “As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, investigating murder while navigating the complicated shoals of Society—and romance—in an alternate Victorian England, Evelina Cooper is a charming addition to the canon.”—Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel’s Legacy series “Holloway takes us for quite a ride, as her plot snakes through an alternate Victorian England full of intrigue, romance, murder, and tiny sandwiches. Full of both thrills and frills.”—Nicole Peeler, author of the Jane True series “A Study in Silks is a charming, adventurous ride with a heroine who is both clever and talented. The brushes with the Sherlock Holmes mythos only add to the fun of this tale, and readers are bound to fall in love with Evelina and the London she inhabits.”—Philippa Ballantine, author of Geist “In A Study in Silks, Emma Jane Holloway has created a wonderful reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes mythos set in a late-Victorian Britain ruled by nefarious industrial titans called steam barons. Holloway’s clever writing, attention to detail, and sublime characters forge a fascinating world that combines brass-plated steampunk technology with magic. By turns a coming-of-age story, a gas-lamp thriller, and a whimsical magical fantasy, A Study in Silks is the premiere novel of an author to watch.”—Susan Griffith, author of the Vampire Empire series “Holloway stuffs her adventure with an abundance of characters and ideas and fills her heroine with talents and graces, all within a fun, brisk narrative.”—Publishers Weekly “Splendid . . . The characters are thoroughly charming and the worldbuilding is first-rate.”—RT Book Reviews (four stars) From the Paperback edition.