"[A] delightful and eccentric new tale"(The Boston Globe) from the author of the runaway bestseller The Jane Austen Book Club In Karen Joy Fowler's newest novel, the bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club once again delivers top-notch storytelling, creating characters both oddball and endearing in a voice that is utterly and memorably her own. Wit's End is a clever, playful novel about finally allowing oneself to grow up-with a dash of mystery thrown in. At loose ends and weary from her recent losses-the deaths of an inventive if at times irritating father and her beloved brother-Rima Lansill comes to Wit's End, the home of her legendary godmother, bestselling mystery writer Addison Early, to regroup...and in search of answers. For starters, why did Addison name one of her characters-a murderer-after Rima's father? But Addison is secretive and feisty, so consumed with protecting her famous fictional detective, Maxwell Lane, from the vagaries of the Internet that-rumor has it- she has writer's block. As one woman searches for truth, the other struggles to control the reality of her fiction. Rima soon becomes enmeshed in Addison's household of eccentrics: a formerly alcoholic cook and her irksome son, two quirky dog-walkers, a mysterious stalker, the tiny characters that populate Addison's dollhouse crime-scene replicas, and even Maxwell Lane himself. But, wrapped up in a mystery that may or may not be of her own creation, Rima discovers to her surprise that the ultimate solution to this puzzle is the new family she has found at the house called Wit's End. Playfully exploring the blurred boundaries between reality and virtual reality, fiction and fact, Karen Joy Fowler subverts the whodunit and gives us a thoroughly modern meta-mystery with wit, warmth, and heart.
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The award-winning author releases a 2-for-1 bundle for the holiday season. Naughty Before Christmas Can their marriage be saved in time for Christmas? It¿s Christmas time and Berlin Dupree Hodges has everything¿a happy marriage, a beautiful home and their first child on the way. However, this holiday it¿s all about to come crashing down when she begins to suspect her handsome husband general contractor Reggie Hodges is having an affair. And just when she thinks it¿s all in her head, everything changes and she must make a choice that no woman in love should ever face. Coming For My Baby Guess who¿s coming to town this Christmas? Shannon Shaw¿s grandmother is coming for a visit so she better get her fiancé back in a hurry. Otherwise the feisty old lady will never allow her only grandchild to live alone in Sheraton Beach. Shannon begs her cheating ex-fiancé Laz Lewis to pretend for just one evening that the couple¿s still together. Only the gorgeous police officer wants a favor in return¿dinner at his house on Friday night. After sealing their agreement with a heart-throbbing kiss, Shannon has a sneaking suspicion the terms may end up being more than she can handle. Especially since now that she¿s back in his life, Laz has every intention of making sure this time he and the head-strong beauty make it to the altar. ¿¿ The love scenes are explosive and enticing¿¿ RT Book Reviews for A Delight Before Christmas ¿Daniels delivers a wickedly sexy tale.¿ National Bestselling Author, Maureen Smith for Show Me
¿Dottie Frank¿s books are sexy and hilarious. She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.¿¿Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and South of BroadThe incomparable Dorothea Benton Frank is back with her latest Lowcountry Novel, Folly Beach. As she has with Lowcountry Summer, Return to Sullivans Island, Land of Mango Sunsets, and so many other delightful literal excursions to this magical Southern locale, the perennial New York Times bestselling author enchants readers with a heart-warming tale of loss, acceptance, family, and love¿as a woman returns to the past to find her future. Folly Beach is a constant delight from ¿a masterful storyteller¿ (Booklist) who has already secured her place alongside Anne Rivers Siddons, Sue Monk Kidd, Rebecca Wells, Barbara Delinsky and other contemporary queens of bestselling women¿s fiction.
New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank continues her scorching and sensual new series set in the world of the Nightwalkers, where alluring entities known as Bodywalkers are the vanguards against the raging forces of darkness. As a mercenary, Leo Alvarez has signed on for a lot¿but he never signed on for his best friend becoming host to the soul of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Jackson is now inhabited by a Bodywalker, and Leo is forced to grapple with a realm of supernatural beings far more dangerous than anything he¿s ever encountered. But when Jackson is wounded by an attack from a demon god, Leo must team up with another supernatural creature¿a Night Angel¿to save his friend from utter destruction. With skin as black as midnight, hair as white as snow, and a body of pure perfection, the Night Angel arouses a burning desire in Leo, even as he refuses to be intimidated by her power¿or the power of those who would destroy his friend. An unusual alliance is forged, electrified by sexual temptation, and together the two must unite their strengths to bring down a supreme evil.Praise for Forsaken ¿If you loved the original Nightwalker books, you¿ll enjoy this.¿¿USA Today ¿There¿s sizzle, steam and enough action to satisfy even the most ravenous appetite.¿¿RT Book Reviews ¿As always, Frank excels in highlighting the lovers¿ delight in exploring the strangeness of each other¿s bodies, and the heartbreaking tentativeness between Faith and Leo is a delightful break from the grand passions of the Egyptians.¿¿Publishers Weekly ¿There¿s something to be said when you finish a book and immediately want the next book in the series. [The World of Nightwalkers] is just that kind of series.¿¿Badass Book Reviews ¿Only Jacquelyn Frank could take legendary Egyptians, intermix them with evil Templars, add gargoyles and weave it all into an incredible new world that exists right in the middle of unknowing humans.¿¿Fresh Fiction
Written by leading children's authors and compiled by leading experts in the field, DK Readers are one of the most delightful ways to capture children's interest and help children learn. Follow the dramatic story of Muhammad Ali -- both in and out of the ring. These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and glossary, readers will find archival photographs and paintings. Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length, Level 4 books are 40 percent pictures and 40 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
Everybody loves Doris Day and it's no wonder. Her popularity made her one of the biggest Hollywood stars of all time. Her long movie career showcased her sunny personality in romantic musical comedies, but she was adept at dramatic roles, too. More than a film star, her inimitable singing voice brought her world-wide, lasting acclaim. Doris Day has been a beloved star for decades and this year she is celebrating her 90th birthday! Paper Studio Press is honoring her with a special paper doll book, spotlighting not only Doris Day, the star, but also her passionate devotion to animals. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every book will be donated to the Doris Day Animal Foundation. This brand new celebration book by David Wolfe features a delightful cover with Doris surrounded by her canine pals. The back cover presents two dolls to dress in the dozens of outfits in the eight page book. Costumes from many famous films include April in Paris, Tea for Two, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Lover, Come Back and Calamity Jane, among others. Also included are some glamorous costumes from her TV Specials. This new book (the second Doris Day paper doll book published by Paper Studio Press) will delight collectors and fans alike.Authorized by Doris Day, this special edition includes a personal message from Doris Day herself!
A houseful of people he loathes is not Sir Arthur's worst problem¿It should have been a lovely English country-house weekend. But the unfortunate guest-list is enough to exasperate a saint, and the host, Sir Arthur Billington-Smith, is an abusive wretch hated by everyone from his disinherited son to his wife's stoic would-be lover. When Sir Arthur is found stabbed to death, no one is particularly grieved¿and no one has an alibi. The unhappy guests fi nd themselves under the scrutiny of Scotland Yard's cool-headed Inspector Harding, who has solved tough cases before¿but this time, the talented young inspector discovers much more than he's bargained for.PRAISE FOR GEORGETTE HEYER:"Miss Heyer has the delightful talent of blending humor with mystery."Boston Evening Transcript"Heyer is an author to read¿this means you!"New York Herald Tribune"Miss Heyer's characters and dialogue are an abiding delight to me... I have seldom met people to whom I have taken so violent a fancy from the word 'Go.'"Dorothy L. Sayers
Homer Hickam, author of the memoir Rocket Boys (made into the movie October Sky), recalls his first years as a NASA engineer while also telling the story of his fluffy black and white cat Paco who had the magic ability to make people smile and give them hope. But when Paco was struck down by a disease that left him unable to walk, Hickam was faced with a terrible decision, let his beloved cat live in misery or put him to sleep. Before that decision could be made, the space mission Hickam was working on needed to be rescued and there was only one sure way to save it: Paco's magic meow! This is a true story of the space age that is also a delightful tale of the love between an engineer and his cat. "Homer Hickam is a national treasure. America's most beloved Rocket Boy tells the touching story of a space-crazy man and his cat. Paco will delight pet-lovers and wanna-be astronauts alike." - Dr. Marty Becker "America's Veterinarian" on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz Show. Author of 20 books on pets. To watch folks at NASA do their thing during a mission, you'd think they were all "steely-eyed missile men (and women)." But if you've worked there, you know this is only part of the story. In this memoir, Homer gives you a slice of what it's like to join NASA and become part of the family - and how your real family (including 4 legged members) participate as a team. I know. My cat Biner also meowed in space. Read it (preferably) with a cat curled up on your lap. - Keith Cowing, author of New Moon Rising: The Making of America's New Space Vision and the Remaking of NASA. "They say in space that no one can hear you meow. But is that true? Homer Hickam's story about his time at NASA - and his cat - hits all the right notes. A little humor, a little history, a few tears, and a lot about yours truly! A wonderful read." - Dr. Wernher von Braun (aka DrvonBraun on Twitter)
One day when Marcella goes in search of her favorite doll, Raggedy Ann, she finds a tiny puppy dog asleep in the rag doll's lap. She names the little dog "Rags" and takes him home to live with her. Raggedy Ann and the other dolls of the nursery are thrilled to have Rags around, but it isn't until one night when Marcella leaves the dolls outside on the beach that Rags has his first Raggedy Ann adventure. Under the moonlit sky Raggedy Ann and a doll named Squeakie take a ride out on the water and float too far away. It's up to Rags to save the day, but puppies can only do so much. Luckily, Cleety the Clown sails his steamboat out and tugs Raggedy Ann and Squeakie back to shore -- but not without a little help from Rags. In this wonderfully wet seaside adventure, adapted from Johnny Gruelle's classic tale, readers will once again delight in the humor and good nature of everyone's favorite rag doll and her nursery friends. Jan Palmer's energetic paintings capture the exuberance of this delightful nighttime story.
"A perfectly haunting combination."¿Jon Scieszka, bestselling author and Caldecott Honor winner "I loved Picture the Dead. Eerie, romantic, moody, and immersive. A beautifully illustrated gothic delight!"¿Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Black Cat "A tour de force, a remarkable feat of visual and verbal storytelling, as playful as it is serious, as haunting as it is delightful." ¿Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Jennie feels the tingling presence of something unnatural in the house now that Will is dead.Her heart aches without him, and she still doesn't know how he really died. It seems that everywhere she turns, someone is hiding yet another clue. As Jennie seeks the truth, she finds herself drawn ever deeper into a series of tricks and lies, secrets and betrayals, and begins to wonder if she had every really known Will at all.
"With wonderfully drawn characters, intrigue, and tantalizing passion, Rodale is certain to delight readers and keep them waiting, with baited breath, for more.¿Publishers WeeklyOne of the freshest and most exciting voices in the new generation of historical romance writers, the delightful Maya Rodale concludes her Writing Girls quartet with Seducing Mr. Knightly. This witty and wonderful Regency romp features a plucky young heroine¿the advice columnist Dear Annabelle, writing for The London Weekly¿who, following the advice of her own readers, sets out to capture the heart of her handsome employer by any means necessary. Do you love the charming and captivating romance novels of Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Suzanne Enoch? Then Seducing Mr. Knightly should be most definitely on your agenda!
Blue Springs, a town with a dark secret. For decades, the whispers of local children have carried tales that Blue Springs is home to all manner of beasts, blood-drinkers, and ancient evils. Dark, fun, and fast paced, this first Horrid Delights collection explores a world of frightful fantasy. A world where monsters stalk, only ever one wrong choice, or thought away. Worst nightmares can be realized, but hope might still be found. Visit Blue Springs. We promise you'll make it out alive. Everyone does. Almost.
What more could a girl ask for? When Amalie Ansett visits her elderly cousin on the small Caribbean island of St. Clements, the last thing she¿s looking for is romance. Just out of a disastrous marriage, she¿s ready to swear off men forever. That is until she meets local plantation owner, Jonathan Evans. He's tall, good looking, intelligent and incredibly sexy. What more could a girl ask for? An unsolved murder ¿ Then Amalie discovers the man she loves is a ghost. Only she can see and hear him. Perhaps he's real to her because Amalie is the image of her distant ancestor, Jonathan¿s bride from an earlier time. Jonathan was murdered two hundred years ago and has no knowledge of who killed him or why. A perilous trip to the past¿ When Jonathan asks her to help him by returning with him to his past, Amalie is torn. If she helps him solve the mystery surrounding his death, she could lose him forever. If she doesn¿t, she'll be stuck with a ghost for a lover. And a love that crosses the boundaries of time. To save Jonathan, Amalie agrees to travel with him back in time to the Caribbean of the 1800¿s, when sugar reigned supreme and the slave trade was making fortunes for wealthy planters and ship owners. Her adventures there include a slave uprising, murder, deceit and an enduring love that crosses the boundaries of time.
Jon David Conningham's debut novel is a "Coming of Age, Family Saga"Hold on and enjoy as Jon David instantly takes you on an entertaining trip back through the 1970's. Enjoy as you settle into a small east coast town, where you meet the Mancini family. As the 'Delilah' series unfolds, we learn about Delilah's sons Tony and Nic. Tony has two major loves, his boyfriends, and being center stage. Then there's Nic, who for all his smarts, doesn't have a clue about life.Several five star reviews make the same statement. "Once the characters are laid out the story takes off. I couldn't wait to find out what happens next.""I loved Delilah's Shear Delights, once it got going I couldn't put it down. Felt like I was part of Ghent in the 70's with the Mancini Family. Can't wait for the sequel!!!
She's a lactose-intolerant cow. Really. Elsa's got a secret unrequited crush...a big one. Lil, meanwhile, has a curiously fascinating love life of her own. Their world is populated with a mean little dog, a virtuoso cat, a yummy dish (of course), a chorus of lusty kitchen implements, a grumpy wishing star, and an aging silver spoon with a consuming desire of its own. Therein lies the funniest, most fanciful, over-the-top tale of sex and obsession you will ever have the pleasure of hearing.
Tommy and Margery, were left orphans.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the PublisherForgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org
The Right Invitation At the last minute Reginald Hodges is asked to play Santa at the clinic's holiday party. Mistaking him for their resident pediatrician, Berlin Dupree hops onto his lap and gives him the hottest kiss of his life. Realizing the mix-up, she quickly retreats. However, Reggie is now determined to get the bougie beauty in his bed for a brief fling. But the more time he¿s with her the more he wants until she has this bachelor thinking about keeping her in his bed forever. Delivered to the Wrong Man For office manager, Berlin Dupree, the fine brotha from the hood is the last thing she needs. Reggie represents a past that painful experience has taught her to fear. She has dreams of marrying a doctor and living the good life, and refuses to settle for less no matter how good he makes her feel. Yet ever since that kiss she¿s been on an emotional roller coaster ride. And the more Reggie pushes, the hotter and more complicated things get. Turns into the Greatest Gift of All When her parents announce they¿re spending Christmas with her, Berlin realizes she better get her fixer-upper ready quick, fast, and in a hurry. She has no choice but to ask the sexy contractor for help. Reggie is willing but only after she agrees to three dates where he makes all the rules. Berlin embarks on the challenge of a lifetime as Reginald stops at nothing to claim her as his.
In this beloved tale, Rapunzel can only see her true love if she lets down her long, golden hair. Children will eagerly continue reading to see what will happen when the evil witch discovers a man has been climbing Rapunzel's hair! --Between the pages of the Brighter Child(R) Keepsake Stories books are the classic tales of magic, imagination, and inspiration that will delight children again and again. From the hard-working Red Hen to the foolish Gingerbread Man, these stories will capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading. Each book includes 32 pages of fresh, captivating illustrations, and measures 8" x 8".
'Step, step, step up mountain, steep. Where, oh where, is that lost sheep?' The faithful shepherd counts his 100 sheep and realizes that one of them is missing! Under brambles, behind rocks, the shepherd looks until he finds it again. Children will delight in this fun and engaging tale as they learn that God, like the faithful shepherd, will never let them stray.