Things We Never Said

Author: Nick Alexander

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503904378

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 1323

All the love she ever gave. Every secret she never told. Catherine was the love of Sean's life. But now she is gone. All that's left is a box full of envelopes, each containing a snapshot and a cassette tape. Through a series of recordings, Catherine shares their long love story, but will Sean recognise the story she tells? Catherine's words have been chosen with love, but are painfully honest--and sometimes simply painful. She reveals every unspoken thought and every secret she kept from her husband--revelations that will shake everything Sean thought he knew about their life together. But as disconcerting as the tapes turn out to be, Sean prays that they will ultimately confirm the one thing he never dared question. Does destiny exist? And were his and Catherine's love and life together always meant to be? Revised edition: This edition of Things We Never Said includes editorial revisions.

Postcards from a Stranger

Author: Sally Stewart

Publisher: Magna Large Print Books

ISBN: 9780750514682

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 6797

Returning home, Oliver Hatton finds village life reassuringly unchanged -- except for the transformation of Jane Kingsley, once a gauche, unhappy teenager. Her uncle's priceless collection of ancient scientific instruments attracts study from a visiting researcher, Jules Legrand, but after a burglary and the death of Jane's uncle, Oliver distrusts both Jane and Jules. Torn between old and new loyalties, Jane goes in search of the missing collection, with Oliver at her heels, following clues that lead her across France to danger and despair...

All the Things We Never Knew

Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness

Author: Sheila Hamilton

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580055842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 7955

Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband Michael's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and hilarious partner was dead within six weeks of a formal diagnosis of bipolar disorder, leaving his nine-year-old daughter and wife without so much as a note to explain his actions, a plan to help them recover from their profound grief, or a solution for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that they would inherit from him. All the Things We Never Knew takes readers from Michael and Sheila's romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling descent from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, and examines the fragile line between reality and madness. Now, a decade after Michael's death, Sheila and her daughter, Sophie, have learned the power of choosing life over retreat; let themselves love and trust again; and understand the importance of forgiveness. Their story will resonate with all those who have loved someone who suffers from bipolar disease and mental illness.

The Memory Box

An Unputdownable Psychological Thriller

Author: Eva Lesko Natiello

Publisher: Eva Lesko Natiello

ISBN: 0692741348

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7018

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestseller A psychological thriller with twists & turns until the last page. What if you Googled yourself & discovered something shocking? In this gripping page turner suspense, Caroline Thompson Googles herself and discovers the shocking details of a past she doesn't remember. HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD Manuscript AWARD WINNER In this best seller suspense thriller, a group of privileged suburban moms amuses themselves by Googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She’s relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing her philanthropy. Despite being grateful that she has nothing to hide, a delayed pang of insecurity prods Caroline to Google her maiden name—which none of the others know. The hits cascade like a tsunami. Caroline’s terrified by what she reads. An obituary for her twin sister, JD? That’s absurd. With every click, the revelations grow more alarming. They can’t be right. She’d know. Caroline is hurled into a state of paranoia—upending her blissful family life and marriage—desperate to prove these allegations false before someone discovers they’re true. The disturbing underpinnings of The Memory Box expose a story of deceit, misconceptions, and an obsession for control. With its twists and taut pacing, Natiello's page turning suspense cautions: Be careful what you search for.

The Girl and the Sunbird

A beautiful, epic story of love, loss and hope

Author: Rebecca Stonehill

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810271

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5322

'A poignant, heart-wrenching story...it will make you smile. It will make you cry. And it will resonate with you long after the last page is finished.' What's Better Than Books A haunting, heartbreaking and unforgettable novel of a woman married to a man she can never love, and drawn to another who will capture her heart forever East Africa 1903:When eighteen year old Iris Johnson is forced to choose between marrying the frightful Lord Sidcup or a faceless stranger, Jeremy Lawrence, in a far-off land, she bravely decides on the latter. Accompanied by her chaperone, Miss Logan, Iris soon discovers a kindred spirit who shares her thirst for knowledge. As they journey from Cambridgeshire to East Africa, Iris's eyes are opened to a world she never knew existed beyond the comforts of her family home. But when Iris meets Jeremy, she realizes in a heartbeat that they will never be compatible. He is cold and cruel, spending long periods of time on hunting expeditions and leaving Iris alone. Determined to make the best of her new life, Iris begins to adjust to her surroundings; the windswept plains of Nairobi, and the delightful sunbirds that visit her window every day. And when she meets Kamau, a school teacher, Iris finds her calling, assisting him to teach the local children English. Kamau is everything Jeremy is not. He is passionate, kind and he occupies Iris's every thought. She must make a choice, but if she follows her heart, the price she must pay will be devastating. A beautifully written and mesmerizing story that will captivate fans of Dinah Jefferies, Victoria Hislop and Lucinda Riley. 'This is a gorgeous book, filled with descriptions of what sounds like one of the most beautiful places on earth. After I read it, I had to go purchase the author's other book, The Poet's Wife, which I can't wait to dive into.' For the Love of Books What readers are saying about The Poet's Wife: 'A heart-wrenching novel of love, loss and hope.' Daily Express 'A magnificent historical family saga beautifully written and offers an insight into a unique period of time. I urge you to read it.' The Sun 'I loved every minute of it. Dare I say this was just as good as a Victoria Hislop novel and up there with The Separation as my book of the year!' Shaz's Book Blog 'A compelling, beautifully rendered tale... steeped in historical fact, with a wonderful storyline. A book definitely worth reading.' Historical Novel Review 'A beautiful and powerful book. Nothing I say can do this book justice. Please read it. You will be glad you did.' Renita D'Silva 'This was a very moving portrayal of a family's struggles and survival during the Spanish revolution. From the author's words I felt the heartbreak of these atrocities, the fear surrounding them but I also felt the warmth from the love that had blossomed. A very well written historical family saga I can highly recommend.' Krafti Reader

The Half-Life Of Hannah

Author: Nick Alexander

Publisher: BIGfib Books

ISBN: 2919595342

Category:

Page: 300

View: 9302

A #1 ebook phenomenon: over 300,000 downloads! "5 Stars: a nuanced, well-written tale ... the surprises along the way make it unputdownable" - frothyreads.com "5 Stars: I loved this and cannot wait to read more of this author's books" - The Kindle Book Review Following his 2011 top ten hit The Case of The Missing Boyfriend, Nick Alexander returns with a fresh #1 bestseller: The Half-Life of Hannah. "If your first love came back to offer you everything you ever dreamed of, what would you do? " Hannah is thirty-eight and the happily married mother of eleven-year-old Luke, the diamond in her world. Her marriage is reassuringly stable, and after fifteen years she has managed to push the wild dreams of youth from her mind and concentrate on the everyday satisfactions of here and now. The first half of her life hasn’t been as exciting as she had hoped, but then, she reckons, whose has? When she succeeds in convincing husband Cliff to rent a villa in the south of France for a summer vacation with her sister Jill and gay friend Tristan, she’s expecting little more than a pleasant few weeks with her family. But they each have their own baggage – their own secrets – ready to explode on this not-so-relaxing holiday in France. When a phone call at the villa announces the imminent arrival of a ghost from her past, the ambiance is transformed into a raging sea of jealousy as Hannah is forced to question everything she thought she knew and believed. But is she brave enough to take the life-changing decisions her future happiness requires? The sequel to this novel, Other Halves, will be published on the 12th December, 2013.

The Wood

Author: Chelsea Bobulski

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250094275

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4387

Winter didn't ask to be the guardian of the wood, but when her dad inexplicably vanishes, she's the one who must protect travelers who accidentally slip through the wood's portals. The wood is poisoned, changing into something more sinister. Once brightly colored leaves are now bubbling inky black. Vicious creatures that live in the shadows are becoming bolder, torturing lost travelers. Winter must now put her trust in Henry--a young man from eighteenth century England who knows more than he should about the wood--in order to find the truth and those they've lost. Bobulski's eerie debut is filled with friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not.

The Beginning of Everything: The Year I Lost My Mind and Found Myself

Author: Andrea J. Buchanan

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681777290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1343

A real-life neurological mystery?and captivating story of reinvention?by the New York Times bestselling author of The Daring Book for Girls. Andrea Buchanan lost her mind while crossing the street one blustery March morning. The cold winter air triggered a coughing fit, and she began to choke. She was choking on a lot that day. A sick son. A pending divorce. The guilt of failing as a partner and as a mother. When the coughing finally stopped, she thought it was over. She could not have been more wrong. When she coughed that morning, a small tear ripped through her dura mater, the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord. But she didn’t know that yet. Instead, Andrea went on with her day, unaware that her cerebrospinal fluid was already beginning to leak out of that tiny opening. What followed was nine months of pain and confusion as her brain, no longer cushioned by a healthy waterbed of fluid, sank in her skull. At a time in her life when she needed to be as clear-thinking as possible?as a writer, as a mother, as a woman attempting to strike out on her own after two decades of marriage?she was plagued by cognitive impairment and constant pain, trapped by her own brain—all while mystifying doctors and pushing the limits of medical understanding. In this luminous and moving narrative, Andrea reveals the astonishing story of this tumultuous year—her fraught search for treatment; how patients, especially women, fight to be seen as reliable narrators of their own experiences; and how her life-altering recovery process affected both her and her family. The mind-brain connection is one of the greatest mysteries of the human condition. In some folklore, the cerebrospinal fluid around the brain is thought to be the place where consciousness actually begins. Here, in the pages of The Beginning of Everything, Andrea seeks to understand: Where was “I” when I wasn’t there?

The Photographer's Wife

Author: Nick Alexander

Publisher: BIGfib Books

ISBN: 2919595334

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1133

"From the author of the #1 bestsellers, The French House, The Half-Life of Hannah and The Case of The Missing Boyfriend, Alexander’s new novel, The Photographer's Wife is an epic tale set in two eras, a tale of the secrets one generation has, rightly or wrongly, chosen to hide from the next." Barbara – a child of the Blitz – has more secrets than she cares to admit. She has protected her children from many of the harsh realities of life and told them little of the poverty of her childhood, nor of the darker side of her marriage to one of Britain's most famous photographers. With such an incomplete picture of the past, her youngest, Sophie, has struggled to understand who her parents really are, and in turn, Barbara sometimes worries, to build her own identity. When Sophie decides to organise a vast retrospective exhibition of her adored father's work, old photos are pulled from dusty boxes. But with them tumble stories from the past, stories and secrets that will challenge every aspect of how Sophie sees her parents.

I Do Not Sleep

Author: Judy Finnigan

Publisher: Redhook

ISBN: 0316399604

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8904

From bestselling author, broadcaster, journalist and Book Club champion Judy Finnigan comes an unputdownable and wonderfully moving story of the enduring power of a mother's love. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. Five years ago, Molly Gabriel lost her 20-year-old son, Joey, to a terrible sailing accident. His empty boat was found washed ashore on the rocks -- but his body was never found. Now, Molly has returned to the sands of Cornwall haunted by his death, unable to accept he is gone. Joey was an experienced sailor and died on a calm sea -- things just don't add up and Molly cannot let it go. Desperate for answers she turns to Joey's best friend, Ben, to go back to what really happened that day . . .

Killing Love

Author: Rebecca Poulson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925310167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 4932

This powerful, unforgettable and uplifting story is one part wrenching family memoir, and one part inspirational journey towards healing and forgiveness – but most of all, it’s an unputdownable journey through one family’s tragedy and how they refused to let it define them. On the day of Rebecca Poulson’s 33rd birthday, her father, niece and nephew were murdered. The murderer had been part of her family; her brother-in-law, Neung, the father of the children. Killing Love is Rebecca’s journey through homicide; grief, the police investigations, the media interest, the court cases, the moments of great despair – and the healing. It is a story of individual tragedy and a family’s strength, but it is also a story of a community’s attitude to family violence. As a reluctant warrior for those who cannot speak for themselves, Rebecca talked to the NSW State Premier and politicians, on multiple TV shows and to print journalists in the hope that the mistakes made by the police force, DOCS, the legal system and solicitors will never be made again. Rebecca’s contact with policy makers has been nothing short of history-making, and her story has directly influenced domestic violence laws in the state. Neung left a note for Rebecca’s family; he hoped that he would destroy them. This is the story of how he didn’t.

The Book of Lost Things

A Novel

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743298853

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 2169

Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

Yesterday's Tomorrow

Author: Catherine West

Publisher: Catherine West

ISBN: 160290278X

Category: Christian fiction

Page: 336

View: 7212

2011 INSPY Award Winner (Romance); Finalist, 2012 Reader s Favorite Awards; ACFW Book Club Selection, August 2011. She's after the story that might get her the Pulitzer. He's determined to keep his secrets to himself. Vietnam, 1967. Independent, career-driven journalist Kristin Taylor wants two things: to honor her father's memory by becoming an award-winning overseas correspondent and to keep tabs on her only brother, Teddy, who signed up for the war against their mother's wishes. Brilliant photographer Luke Maddox, silent and brooding, exudes mystery. Kristin is convinced he's hiding something. Willing to risk it all for what they believe in, Kristin and Luke engage in their own tumultuous battle until, in an unexpected twist, they're forced to work together. Ambushed by love, they must decide whether or not to set aside their own private agendas for the hope of tomorrow that has captured their hearts. A poignant love story set amidst the tumultuous Vietnam War. Beautifully crafted and thoroughly engaging!-DEBORAH RANEY, best-selling author ofthe Clayburn Novels and Almost Forever. Filled with action, emotion, and splendid imagery that captivates the reader from the get-go.-DON BROWN, author of Zondervan's Navy Justice series Exquisitely captures the feel of that time and place. Speaks to the very depths of your heart.--KATHI MACIAS, award-winning author of more than 30 books, including the popular Extreme Devotion series Spans seas and generations to report on the Perfect Love Who will never let go. Don't miss this poignant debut novel.-PATTI LACY, author of The Rhythm of Secrets Shows how even the most painful history can bring a future of beauty and redemption.-MEREDITH EFKEN, author of Lucky Baby A beautifully crafted love story with poignantly flawed characters...a story of redemption, of finding Place when the known world is upheaved into the unknown. -KATHRYN MAGENDIE, author of Tender Graces, Secret Graces, Sweetie, Publishing Editor, Rose & Thorn Journal

Love & Justice

A Compelling True Story of Triumph Over Tragedy

Author: Diana Morgan-Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993092237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 4598

At the age of 29, Diana Hill fell under a London train. In 7 seconds the tall, glamorous businesswoman went from busy woman of the world with everything to live for to double-leg-amputee, her life in ruins. Then it got worse. A few days after her accident, as she lay in hospital, traumatised and heavily sedated, she learnt via a newspaper article that the railway's Transport Police were to interview "The Fall Girl," as the Press had labelled her, with a view to prosecution. She had boarded a moving train, they said, and trespassed onto their railway line. Her fight for justice took five years and was, she declares with no hesitation, a more harrowing experience than having both of her legs 'stolen' from her. As any young, single woman would be, Diana was shocked to the core by the sudden, catastrophic change in her body image. What man would ever love her now? The issues surrounding sexuality and disability are explored here with stark honesty as she recalls her complicated love life, the High Court dramas, and the rawness of her pain amidst a turmoil of emotion, all told with tremendous humour, charm and heart. For Diana loves to tell stories. Especially true ones. A brutally honest, heartwarming memoir that shocks and delights in equal measure - when you're not crying for her you're laughing with her

The Tryst

Author: Monique Roffey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993575860

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 198

View: 1741

"London, midsummer. Jane and Bill meet Lilah in a bar. Jane makes an impulsive decision to invite Lilah back to their home - a error of judgment, for Lilah is a ruthless predator, the likes of which few encounter in a lifetime. Isolated and cursed, Jane and Bill are forced to fight for each other, and, in doing so, discover their covert desires."--Publisher's description.

Here and Again

Author: Nicole R. Dickson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137868

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8305

Deep in the Shenandoah Valley, the present and the past are as restless as the river mists. And when they collide, the heart is the only compass pointing home. For nurse Ginger Martin, her late husband’s farm is both a treasured legacy and the harbinger of an uncertain future. Since he was recently killed in Iraq, every day is fraught with grief that won’t abate. Keeping the farm going and nourishing her children’s hopes without him seems as impossible as having dreams for the future—or going back into the past.... By a curious coincidence, a stranger appears in Ginger’s life, always showing up to help in unexpected and much-needed ways. He says he’s a soldier, lost and trying to make his way home, but Ginger understands that Samuel is a kindred spirit, longing to repair a life interrupted. The challenges of their hopes and longings will test who they really are in the most heartbreaking of ways. And only by coming to terms with their losses and the necessity of change will Ginger and Samuel be able to each make a future of their own—and discover at last where their true home lies....

Reign of the Fallen

Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0448494418

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 853

"This edgy fantasy doesn't just blur boundaries of genre, of gender, of past and present, life and death--it explodes them." --Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Realms and The Shattered Realms Without the dead, she'd be no one. Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their soul from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised: the Dead must remain shrouded. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, a grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into terrifying, bloodthirsty Shades. A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears around the kingdom. Soon, a crushing loss of one of her closest companions leaves Odessa shattered, and reveals a disturbing conspiracy in Karthia: Someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead--and training them to attack. Odessa is forced to contemplate a terrifying question: What if her magic is the weapon that brings the kingdom to its knees? Fighting alongside her fellow mages--and a powerful girl as enthralling as she is infuriating--Odessa must untangle the gruesome plot to destroy Karthia before the Shades take everything she loves. Perfect for fans of Three Dark Crowns and Red Queen, Reign of the Fallen is a gutsy, unpredictable read with a surprising and breathtaking LGBT romance at its core.

The French House

Author: Nick Alexander

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857896342

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7735

The sequel to The Case of the Missing Boyfriend finds C.C. making a drastic life change—but is it the right choice?C.C. is trapped by a job she no longer loves in an unfriendly city. So when her new boyfriend decides it's time to sell up and move to the South of France, she decides in seconds to change her life. After all, who wouldn't pick an azure sea, aperitifs, and sunshine over a dreary commute and a rainy climate? She hadn't expected a tumbledown farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, or a motley assortment of surly builders, eccentric farmers, and a resentful, terrifying neighbor—who also happens to be her boyfriend's aunt. Suddenly, C.C.'s dream of a place in the sun is looking more like a nightmare. Does she have the courage to stick it out and make a home of her French house?

The Atlas of Us

Author: Tracy Buchanan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007579358

Category: Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004

Page: 400

View: 4457

How far would you go for the one you love the most?A stormy love affair. A secret. A discovery that changes everything ...Louise Fenton flies to a devastated Thailand to search for her mother, missing following the Boxing Day tsunami. The only trace she can find is her mother's distinctive bag. Inside it is a beautifully crafted atlas belonging to a writer named Claire Shreve. But what is the connection between Claire and Louise's missing mum, and can the atlas help Louise find her?As Louise explores the notes and mementoes slipped between the pages of the atlas she learns the story of a life-changing revelation, a tragedy and a passionate love affair. And she uncovers a secret that nearly destroyed Claire and the man she loved - the same secret her mother has been guarding all these years ...

Life After

A Novel

Author: Katie Ganshert

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 1601429029

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6223

"An intense novel of loss, betrayal, and rising to face the ashes, Christy Award-winner Katie Ganshert's powerful contemporary fiction reminds readers that there's always a chance at new life and love...It could have been me. Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city's transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost. A year later, Autumn Manning can't remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief--by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest. Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to cause more pain for his loved ones. He wants normalcy for his twelve year-old daughter and young son, to see them move beyond the heartbreak. But when the Elliotts and Autumn are unexpectedly forced together, he fears she'll bring more wreckage in her wake. In Life After, Katie Ganshert's most complex and unforgettable novel yet, the stirring prose and authentic characters pose questions of truth, goodness, and ultimate purpose in this emotionally resonant tale"--