Reach For Tomorrow


Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 075537584X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Reach for Tomorrow is a heartwarming tale of Rosie Ferry's indomitable spirit and determination to survive no matter what.

Alone Beneath the Heaven

A gripping saga of escapism, love and belonging
Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755375831
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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One young woman dares to dream of a better life... Alone Beneath the Heaven from Rita Bradshaw is a powerful and absorbing saga, set in Sunderland and London in the 1940s. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Sheila Newberry. One freezing night in the 1930s, a baby is left to die in a public lavatory in Sunderland. But she doesn't die. Sarah Brown is from sturdy stock, and she needs to be, for the orphanage where she grows up is run with brutal efficiency by child-hating Matron Cox. Only Sarah dares to defy her - with horrific consequences. Sarah survives, emerging from the Home as a beautiful and determined young woman, with a post in London as a housekeeper. She's more than capable of dealing with her employer's son, who has a penchant for young servants. And when she meets again Rodney Mallard, the young doctor who tended her after a beating in the Home, Sarah begins to dream of a different kind of future. But serpents lie in every paradise. And, whatever personal battles she wins or loses, Sarah won't be completely happy 'til she knows why she was abandoned by her mother, the one person who should have loved her more than life itself... What readers are saying about Alone Beneath the Heaven: 'Gripping from beginning to end. Definitely one of my favourite authors. This book has kept me up past my bed time because I couldn't put it down' 'I really enjoyed Alone Beneath the Heaven. As with her other books, I found it so readable and hard to put down. She's an excellent writer. Her stories are gritty and real and I love that her heroines are always very moral' 'It is a heart-warming story of perseverance and determination and has all the right ingredients'

Candles in the Storm


Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755375882
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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The storm that's raging when fisherman's daughter Daisy Appleby is born in a village just north of Sunderland could be taken as a warning of a turbulent life ahead. It's during another storm fifteen years later that her father and brothers are lost and Daisy rescues William, heir of a wealthy Southwick family, with whom she falls in love. Soon, as her reward for saving him, Daisy is working for William's irascible aunt, while local lad Alf continues to court her. Warned off by Daisy's grandmother, William denies his own feelings and so it will be many years later, after much hardship and turmoil, that Daisy finds the happiness she deserves, amidst the drama of the Great War.

The Stony Path

A gripping saga of love, family secrets and tragedy
Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755375866
Category: Fiction
Page: 346
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A terrible family secret threatens to shatter one young woman's dreams for ever... In The Stony Path, Rita Bradshaw writes a heartrending saga of lost love, dark secrets and the rocky road to happiness. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Dilly Court. 'Gritty and touching' - Newcastle Evening Chronicle Growing up on a small, struggling farm on the outskirts of Sunderland in the early 1900s, Polly Farrow has a tough life, but she has gifts money can't buy - a joyful disposition and a loving heart. And her heart belongs to her beloved cousin, Michael. Polly knows that one day they'll be man and wife. But a terrible secret is to change everything: Michael is her half-brother, the fruit of an incestuous relationship between her father and his own sister - Michael's mother. The lovers are rent apart and Polly is left to bear the responsibility of the farm alone - for her father kills himself, unable to live with his shame. Life is now a battle for survival, and Polly wonders if she will ever find happiness. But the answer to her prayers is closer than she thinks... What readers are saying about The Stony Path: 'This book was unputdownable once I started reading it. The plot was wonderful and believable, the characters are a mixed lot in that some are feisty, some rotten and a few really, really good. It makes for a wonderful story that left me wanting more' 'Really gripping and an interesting read. I thought the characters were well developed and the story kept me on the edge of my seat!' 'Gripping from start to finish. A truly wonderful love story that has to ride the test of time, heartache and treachery'

Tomorrow War

The Chronicles of Max [Redacted]
Author: J. L. Bourne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145162915X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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J.L. Bourne’s apocalyptic novel Day by Day Armageddon was praised by #1 bestseller Brad Thor as “so real, so terrifying…that I slept with two loaded Glocks under my pillow.” In this ultrarealistic military thriller, the collapse of America’s power grid threatens the world’s fate—and only those prepared for the ultimate catastrophe will survive. On an unacknowledged mission inside the Syrian border, a government operative unwittingly triggers an incredible event that unleashes a weapon with the power to destroy the moral fabric of humanity. As the crisis unfolds, hyperinflation cripples the US economy. Families struggle to find food, water, and electricity. Post-war armored military vehicles patrol the streets as martial law is imposed. The US government appears to offer salvation, but there is a sinister catch... One man stands up to push back against a high tech, tyrannical enemy hell-bent on ripping liberty from the pages of future history. But as vital supplies and makeshift weaponry are running out, so is time…and he will have to use every resource and survival tactic to fight for survival: for himself and his home.

The Rainbow Years

A wartime saga that will move you to tears
Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755375912
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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As soon as she finds happiness, her past threatens to snatch it away... Rita Bradshaw writes a heart-warming saga in The Rainbow Years, the story of a young woman finding happiness and independence during the dark days of war. Perfect for fans of Kate Thompson and Nadine Dorries. 'Expect the unexpected in this enthralling story with a wealth of colourful characters' - Coventry Evening Telegraph Born during World War One, Amy Shawe gets off to a bad start as her unmarried mother dies in the 1919 flu epidemic and Amy is only spared the workhouse because her uncle grudgingly takes her in. Her cousin torments her as she grows up and when she gets the chance to marry a rather older and apparently loving man she seizes the chance to escape what is becoming a dangerous situation. Tragically she's gone from the frying pan into the fire and endures some difficult years with a violent husband, made bearable only by the arrival of a baby. When tragedy strikes, she joins the WAAF at the start of WWII; in her new life she keeps her marriage a secret and eventually falls in love with a Spitfire pilot, Nick. Her chance of happiness with him seems to be blighted, though, when fate compels her to care for her now ailing husband: but her suffering has not, in the end, been in vain, and Nick will be waiting when the time is right. What readers are saying about The Rainbow Years: 'I could not bear to put it down. What a wonderful book full of love, hope, sadness and triumph over adversity' 'Rita Bradshaw has written a captivating book which kept me enthralled' 'A beautiful story with a magical ending'

One with You

A Crossfire Novel
Author: Sylvia Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250109310
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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The instant number one bestseller FROM #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SYLVIA DAY The final chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire quintet Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably. Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one. We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws ... and all the beauty I couldn’t see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us. But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free ... or break us apart. Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant, One with You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide.

Next Year in Havana


Author: Chanel Cleeton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399586695
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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THE JULY PICK FOR REESE WITHERSPOON'S HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB "A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice."--Reese Witherspoon After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution... Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary... Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

Kingdom's Hope


Author: Chuck Black
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307562689
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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A Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible Good and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory! In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king’s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley . But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdom’s Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation! Fierce castle lords hold the kingdom hostage. But a champion is coming… Fairos thought he had sentenced Leinad to death in the Banteen desert. But he was wrong. Leinad survived. Now, trained by the King himself, Leinad returns—a true Knight of the King. His skill with the sword is unmatched this side of the Great Sea ; his resolve is unshakeable. He is determined to fulfill the mission given him by the King and to free the people from their bondage to Lord Fairos. Leinad’s quest takes him from the chains of slavery, near the jaws of dragons, and close to the arms of love. And when the rest of the kingdom turns away from the King and the Code, Leinad turns to his most faithful ally, Tess. With her help, Leinad struggles to conquer his own doubt. But he must do so soon, for the King’s archenemy, the Dark Knight, is about to unleash his entire evil force, and only Leinad can stop them… Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil; where the future of the kingdom is at the threshold of either victory or defeat—and one man holds the key. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS INCLUDED Story Behind the Book “When my six kids’ eyes glossed over during a reading from the Bible, I paused to explain the significance of redemption to a sin-sick soul. I was rewarded with patronizing elephant nods and more blank stares. Shortly thereafter, I awoke in the middle of the night with a medieval story enveloping my mind. I wrote it down and later read it to my children. Their waning attention transformed into complete anticipation. I was amazed and disappointed. Why did it take a fictional story, not a Bible passage, to get that response? Then I realized—that is how Jesus taught! Parables are powerful! I penned the Kingdom series to help young people get excited about the supremely significant story of Jesus Christ and His mission to save mankind.” —Chuck Black From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wait for You


Author: J. Lynn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062294768
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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The #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling phenomenon Some things are worth waiting for . . . Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at that fateful Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. What she never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she's building for herself. Some things are worth experiencing . . . Cameron Hamilton is six feet, three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, com-plete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make Avery want things she believed had been irrevocably stolen from her. Getting involved with him is dangerous. Yet ignoring the simmering tension that sparks between them—and brings out a side of her she never knew existed—is impossible. Some things shouldn't be kept quiet . . . But when Avery starts receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls, she's forced to face a past she wants to keep buried and acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. If the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface with one less scar? And will Cam be there to help her? And some things are worth fighting for . . .

American Star


Author: Jackie Collins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 184983640X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Nick and Lauren can never forget each other. Teenage small-town lovers – he from the wrong side of the tracks, she the prettiest girl in town – their love was the town scandal, forbidden, sizzling and unforgettable, ending abruptly in a tragedy that sent them into separate orbits. Nick pursues his dream of acting, and after a series of wild adventures begins the slow rise that will make him one of Hollywood's biggest stars. Lauren goes to New York and enters the modeling world, surprising everyone with a career that takes off in a direction she never expected. American Star follows them both on their trips to fame, as Nick and Lauren, haunted by the secret they share, try to live without each other - only to find they can't. American Star is a compelling story of love, sex and murder, set against the glamorous backgrounds of New York and Hollywood.

Solaris Seethes


Author: Janet McNulty
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1941488323
Category:
Page: 274
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Every myth has a beginning. After escaping the destruction of her home planet, Lanyr, with the help of the mysterious Solaris, Rynah must put her faith in an ancient legend. Never one to believe in stories and legends, she is forced to follow the ancient tales of her people: tales that also seem to predict her current situation. Forced to unite with four unlikely heroes from an unknown planet (the philosopher, the warrior, the lover, the inventor) in order to save the Lanyran people, Rynah and Solaris embark on an adventure that will shatter everything Rynah once believed.

Dancing in the Moonlight


Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230766234
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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As her mother lies dying, twelve-year-old Lucy Fallow promises to look after her younger siblings and keep house for her father and two older brothers. Over the following years the Depression tightens its grip. Times are hard and Lucy's situation is made more difficult by the ominous presence of Tom Crawford, who lives next door, the eldest son of her mother's lifelong friend. Lucy's growing friendship with Tom's younger brother Jacob, only fuels Tom's obsession with her. He persuades Lucy's father and brothers to work for him on the wrong side of the law as part of his plan to force Lucy to marry him. Tom sees Lucy and Jacob dancing together one night, and a chain of heartbreaking events are set in motion. Torn apart from the boy she loves, Lucy wonders if she and Jacob will ever dance in the moonlight again . . .

A Winter Love Song


Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509829229
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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A Winter Love Song is a heartwarming and moving story of survival and love from bestselling author Rita Bradshaw. Bonnie Lindsay is born into a travelling fair community in the north-east in 1918, and when her mother dies just months later, Bonnie’s beloved father becomes everything to her. Then at the tender age of ten years old, disaster strikes. Heartbroken, Bonnie’s left at the mercy of her embittered grandmother and her lecherous step-grandfather. Five years later, the events of one terrible night cause Bonnie to flee to London where she starts to earn her living as a singer. She changes her name and cuts all links with the past. Time passes. Bonnie falls in love, but just when she dares to hope for a rosy future, WW2 is declared. She does her bit for the war effort, singing for the troops and travelling to Burma to boost morale, but heartache and pain are just around the corner, and she begins to ask herself if she will ever find happiness again?

Capture Me


Author: Geneva Lee
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
ISBN: 9781635765281
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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In the sixth book in the bestselling Royals Saga, Belle and Smith return to her childhood home to confront their pasts so they can face their future together.

A Fall of Marigolds


Author: Susan Meissner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101625546
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War. September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

Beyond the Veil of Tears


Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230766226
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Beyond the Veil of Tears is an inspiring and heartfelt novel of a young woman's struggle to escape a life of exploitation and hardship, by Rita Bradshaw, author of Dancing in the Moonlight. An only child, fifteen-year-old Angeline Stewart is heartbroken when her beloved parents are killed in a coaching accident and she is given into the care of her uncle. Naive and innocent, Angeline is easy prey for the handsome and ruthless Oswald Golding who is looking for a rich heiress to solve the money troubles his gambling and womanizing has caused. On her wedding night, Angeline enters a nightmare from which there is no awakening. Oswald proves to be more sadistic and violent than she could ever have imagined. On learning she is expecting a child, Angeline makes plans to run away and take her chances fending for herself and her baby. But then tragedy takes over . . .

The White Darkness


Author: David Grann
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385544588
Category: History
Page: 160
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By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.

Take Me Tomorrow


Author: Shannon Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781940820200
Category:
Page: 252
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Two years after the massacre, the State enforces stricter rules and harsher punishments on anyone rumored to support tomo - the clairvoyant drug that caused a regional uprising. But sixteen-year-old Sophia Gray has other problems. Between her father's illegal forgery and her friend's troubling history, the last thing Sophia needs is an unexpected encounter with a boy. He's wild, determined, and one step ahead of her. But when his involvement with tomo threatens her friends and family, Sophia has to make a decision: fight for a future she cannot see or sacrifice her loved ones to the world of tomorrow.

Diary of a Young Girl


Author: Anne Frank
Publisher: ENRICH CULTURE GROUP LIMITED
ISBN: 9887739537
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Published in 1947, the diary received widespread critical and popular attention. The book is included in several lists of the top books of the 20th century.