Twist of Fate
Author: Lucy Lennox,Sloane Kennedy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
He promised to never leave me. But when I needed him the most, that was exactly what he did... Wilderness guide Xander Reed has spent fifteen years trying to forget the night he turned to his best friend in his darkest hour, only to find the young man who'd sworn to always have his back was turning his on Xander instead. Two thousand miles and fifteen years of building a new life in the quiet backcountry of the Rocky Mountains should have been enough to put the memory of Bennett Crawford out of his mind forever, but old wounds run deep and when Bennett suddenly reappears in his life as part of a wilderness expedition Xander is guiding, the scars he thought long healed break wide open. I'd only ever wanted to protect Xander from getting hurt again. I never considered the one he needed protection from was me... Bennett Crawford was faced with an impossible choice the night his best friend needed him. He chose wrong. As the only son of one of the wealthiest families in New England, he should have had the world at his feet, but losing his best friend at the tender age of fourteen changed everything. And even though Bennett's managed to hide behind a mask of contentment as he takes his place at his father's side in the family business, inside he's searching for the piece of himself that's been missing ever since Xander Reed walked out of his life. Bennett's only saving grace is his work with a group of inner city kids, and when he's given the chance to show the troubled teens that there's a bigger world out there waiting for them if they just have the courage to reach for it, he takes it. But when he steps off that bus for what was supposed to be a week of fun and adventure, he's instantly returned to the past when he discovers their expedition guide is none other than the boy he let go so long ago. Only, the soft-hearted, insecure little boy Bennett once knew is gone, and in his place is a brooding, bitter man who isn't interested in second chances. People leave. I know that now and nothing Bennett has to say to me will change anything... All Bennett wants is another chance to show Xander that friendship was only the beginning. But when a stubborn Xander refuses to even hear him out, Bennett realizes he's going to need to fight dirty. Because now that he's found Xander again, he's not letting him go a second time...
Author: Roseanna M. White
Publisher: Baker Books
Roseanna White Debuts Sparkling British Historical Romance Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she's British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook's friend Justin uncovers the fact that Brook is likely a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea to the estate of her supposed family. The mystery of her mother's death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook's life is threatened do they draw close--but their loyalty may come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother. As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far from Brook, the distance between them reveals that what began as friendship has grown into something much more. But how can their very different loyalties and responsibilities ever come together? And then, for a second time, the heiress of Whitby Park is stolen away because of the very rare treasure in her possession--and this time only the servants of Whitby can save her.
Author: Sabrina Flynn
Publisher: Sabrina Flynn
A complete epic fantasy trilogy for fans of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss who love compelling characters and outstanding world-building. Over 1500 pages described as "...captivating and unique!" A land broken. A realm shattered. A race enslaved. Two thousand years have passed since the Shattering. Humans rule and the once powerful faerie have no more rights than a dog. Isiilde, a coveted nymph, is destined to be sold when she comes of age, but her formidable guardian, Oenghus Saevaldr, has other ideas. Unfortunately, even he - the Bloody Berserker of Nuthaan - can't single-handedly protect a nymph from men and gods alike. Desperate, he carries her away to the Isle of the Wise Ones to beseech a mad seer for refuge. A secret sways the ancient, but his choice comes at a cost. A thousand wars have been fought over possession of a single nymph, and this one's mere presence proves disastrous. Isiilde's strange affinity with fire, stemming from Chaos itself, makes her every waking moment fraught with danger. As Oenghus strives to carve a future for the nymph, Isiilde trembles on a precipice, caught between the lust of men, the greed of kings, and an eternal struggle for dominance. As three powerful kingdoms vie to own her, the fire in her blood awakens, sparking a cataclysm that spirals into disaster. Includes books 1-3: A Thread in the Tangle, King's Folly, and The Broken God. "Riveting and epic!" "An extremely original tale." "Storytelling at its finest." "I can easily see the 'Legends of Fyrsta' becoming equivalent to the fantasy books that we all know and love from J. K. Rowling and J. R. R. Tolkien."
Publisher: Government Printing Office
A Three-Book Mystery Thriller Anthology
Author: A. D. Davies
Publisher: Crater of the North via PublishDrive
Meet Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend. She’s nice. Too nice to be a police officer, if she’s honest… And now the first three novels of this popular series are gathered in a bumper box set! His First His Second Now assigned to DI Donald Murphy’s team, the annoyingly-perky detective finds herself in the grip of a northern British winter, investigating the kidnap-murders of two young women - both strikingly similar in appearance. When a third is taken, they have less than a week to chip away the secrets of a high-society family, and uncover the killer’s objective But Richard - the father of the latest victim - believes the police are not moving quickly enough, so launches a parallel investigation, utilising skills honed in a dark past that is about to catch up with him. As Richard’s secret actions hinder the police, Alicia remains in contact, and even starts to fall for his charms, forcing her into choices that will impact the rest of her life. For a chilling serial killer thriller with a quirky main character, pick up His First His Second, In Black In White, AND With Courage With Fear today! In Black In White Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend: cop, analyst, cutie-pie. Obsessed. While on sabbatical in America, investigating loose ends from her previous case, Alicia Friend is called upon to observe the FBI’s investigation into the murder of a British diplomat. Soon, the murders expand to encompass a wider victim profile, each confessing their politically motivated lies on camera, and Alicia shows why her superiors overlook her quirks, and consider her one of the best minds in her field. Drafting in her old partner, Alicia imposes her uniqueness on the investigation, and shifts the focus from a politically charged arena to the madness of a psychopath who cannot seem to stop. With Courage With Fear Since returning from America, Alicia Friend has been grounded at a desk. That is, until the newly promoted DCI Murphy requests Alicia’s input. It only involves interviewing a young terror suspect. What can go wrong? Alicia backs Murphy’s suspicion and links the crime to a seemingly unconnected incident. Then a third attack occurs, and there is no denying it: someone is coordinating these vicious incidents, and the endgame is building. With Courage With Fear sees DS Alicia Friend face her most devious serial killer yet – one who may be even smarter than her. ________________________________________ The Alicia Friend Series Each novel is its own self-contained story, but there are background elements that continue through the series. So while it is not 100% necessary to read them in order, it will be more rewarding that way. 1 His First His Second 2 In Black In White 3 With Courage With Fear 4 A Friend in Spirit 5 To Hide To Seek (novella for summer 2018)
Teaching American History Through Place-Based Learning
Author: James A. Percoco
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Category: Place-based education
In Take the Journey, author, historian, and educator James Percoco invites you and your students to the places where many events in American history happened. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a 180-mile National Heritage area encompassing such historic sites as the Gettysburg battlefield and Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello. Though it might prove difficult to visit these particular sites with your students, Percoco argues that every community has a story that can be connected to larger themes in American history and that placed-based history education can be made a part of every classroom, from Nevada to Washington to Pennsylvania. Filled with students' voices and an enthusiasm for American history, Take the Journey offers the following: Practical and easy-to-implement lessons Classroom-tested materials Specific directions for employing place-based best practices in the classroom Ways to meet state standards without sacrificing teacher creativity or hands-on learning Lists of resources and primary source materials So bring your students along and let them discover the twists and turns offered by history and the Journey Through Hallowed Ground.
Author: Ellie Masters
Publisher: JEM Publishing
An intense, page-turning, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller. What happens when a hero, a victim & a psychopath's lives collide? Grab your copy of Twist of Fate to find out. “From the opening pages this story had me on the edge of my seat! The premise of this story could have been torn from a dozen different headlines yet the author found new spins at every corner." ~ Nerdy Dirty and Flirty "Twist of Fate is an intriguing mix of love story, action heroes, and whacked out freaks high on Girl Scout cookies - exactly my kind of book and highly recommended!" ~ Author Elise Noble Description: Melissa is closing a chapter of her life, one cloaked in horror and guilt, and wants to move on. All CJ wants is to see the man who butchered his baby sister put down for good. As Melissa and CJ rebuild the pieces of their lives, a man with the blackest of hearts and an endless capacity to inflict pain changes everything. Prince Charming seeks to expand his collection of princesses by adding his most treasured Queen. Prince Charming? Pierce is so crazy, he thinks he's perfectly normal, and he might just convince you of it too. As tornados tear through town, three lives will be uprooted, twisted, and tangled beyond what any of them can foresee. Melissa and CJ will struggle to come together as horrific events rip them apart, while Prince Charming claims Melissa as his Queen. What reviewers are saying: "Embodying the worst, and the best, of the human spirit, this author used a steady hand to produce a story that was, in the end, a testament to love and enduring strength. This was a ‘stay up until 4 in the morning read’ that was worth every minute of lost sleep…" ~ Nerdy Dirty and Flirty reviews. "From the first page to the last I was totally captivated. This fast-paced romantic suspense would not let me put it down. I had to know what would happen next." ~ Tamye from Books, Coffee and Crafts News "Who doesn't love a good fairy tale? Especially when it involves a serial killer whose victims are named after fairy tale princesses?? This book is an awesome romantic psychological thriller... There is action, lots of suspense, romance, and of course, not one but TWO psychopathic obsessive villains. If you are in the mood for a Cinderella meets Silence of the Lambs tale, this is your book!!!" ~ Amazon Reviewer
Author: Jeff Pearce
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The poor boy who made his fortune . . . not just once but twice Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags from the rich, which he sold down the markets. Leaving school at the age of fourteen, he embarked on an extraordinary journey, and found himself, before the age of thirty, a millionaire. Then, after a cruel twist of fate left him penniless, he, his wife and children were forced out of their beautiful home. With nothing but holes in his pockets, Jeff had no alternative but to go back down the markets and start all over again. Did he still have what it took? Could he really get back everything he had lost? A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams is the heartwarming true story of a little boy who had nothing but gained everything and proof that, sometimes, rags can be turned into riches . . .
Author: Dean Scaros
What happens when our lives are suddenly disrupted by chronic or terminal illness? Of course, science, family, faith and friends are there to help. But as author Dean Scaros demonstrates in this elegantly written and affecting book all the issues we face as a result of illness have been expressed through human artistic sensibility. We have been seeking meaning and solace -- and have often found it - ever since we painted figures on the walls of our caves. This book considers - through the lens of great literature and art- issues that are important to us as we struggle to come to terms with progressive, debilitating illness: issues such as, personal dignity, courage, fear, hope, love, time, chance, fate and friendship, to name just a few. These issues are not physical or clinical. Rather they concern the ways in which we think and feel about our experience. Reflecting on them affords us an opportunity to better understand our experience and even gain a measure of wisdom from it.