Scarred

A Mountain Man Romance
Author: J. R. Ryder
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986356114
Category:
Page: 358
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Fierce. Protective...and Broken. Tortured by a past that torments my mind. My demons swinging from the ceilings. I was her dark, mysterious savior. Defenseless. Her fate in my hands. I saved her. Claimed her. Owned her. And she is a godsend. Teasing lips. Curves to die for. Everything I need... everything I want... and then some. Obsession? No doubt. Our perfect little universe seemed all too perfect. And I was right... Taken. That f*cker. Back from the dead and ready to kill. An empty shell of a man out for the ultimate revenge. I'll track down that animal. He's taken his shot. But I've cheated death before. The only question, when I fire back, who'll get shot down?

The Mountain Between Us


Author: Charles Martin
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307592491
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. An atmospheric, suspenseful and gripping story of two people finding love while fighting to survive. When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City, two strangers agree to charter a plane together, hoping to return home; Ben Payne is a gifted surgeon returning from a conference, and Ashley Knox, a magazine writer, is en route to her wedding. But when unthinkable tragedy strikes, the pair find themselves stranded in Utah’s most remote wilderness in the dead of winter, badly injured and miles from civilization. Without food or shelter, and only Ben’s mountain climbing gear to protect themselves, Ashley and Ben’s chances for survival look bleak, but their reliance on each other sparks an immediate connection, which soon evolves into something more. Days in the mountains become weeks, as their hope for rescue dwindles. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever? Heart-wrenching and unputdownable, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us.

Misery

A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501143107
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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After an almost fatal car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon finds himself being nursed by a deranged fan who holds him captive.

Deep Into the Darkness

A Dark Romance
Author: Lucy Wild
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1641868309
Category: Fiction
Page: 137
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I’m nothing but a wild animal. The world is scared of me. That’s why I’m in here, locked away. All I do is fight, eat, and sleep. But there’s one thing I’ve never stopped wanting. A woman. Not just any woman either, I want the only one I can remember. Now she’s locked in here with me and there’s no way out. She wants to escape. I want her. Time to make a deal. Time to take her deep into the darkness. ***This is a dark romance with scenes that may shock. You have been warned!***

Truth Or Dare

A Mountain Man's Second Chance Romance
Author: Amy Brent
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986866484
Category:
Page: 438
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Eleven years ago, I lost my innocence to a complete stranger. He had everything - dominance, thirst, power, control... It was perfect! Except... That he left me scarred, damaged, flawed (and pregnant). I meet him today, only to discover that he's gotten HOTTER with the years. And that big, rugged body? That's made for sin. Those icy blue eyes scorch me with feelings so intense that make me want to forget my imperfect past. Suddenly, getting lost in the mountains seems like the most beautiful thing ever. And when we play the game of truth or dare, I choose dare. And guess what? He dares me not to fall for him again! Just that he doesn't know my deepest, darkest secret. A secret that could destroy both of us - forever!

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain


Author: Adrianne Harun
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101609850
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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“Harun is heir apparent to Louise Erdrich and Harry Crews.... Readers will be swept away by this breathless, absorbing novel.” —Claire Vaye Watkins, The New York Times Book Review In this mysterious and chilling novel, girls, mostly Native, are vanishing from the sides of a notorious highway in the isolated Pacific Northwest. Leo Kreutzer and his friends are barely touched by these disappearances—until a series of enigmatic strangers arrive in their remote mountain town, beguiling and bewitching them. It seems as if the devil himself has appeared among them. The intoxicatingly lush debut novel by the acclaimed author of The King of Limbo, A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain is an unsettling portrait of life in a dead-end town, as seductive and beautifully written as the devil’s dark arts are wielded. WINNER OF THE 2015 PINCKLEY PRIZE FOR DEBUT CRIME NOVEL From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cabin Heat


Author: Bella Love-Wins
Publisher: Bella Love-Wins Books
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 180
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A Gentleman in Moscow


Author: Amor Towles
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670026190
Category: Fiction
Page: 462
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A New York Times bestseller "The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles' debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow]" - Entertainment Weekly "Elegant... as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg" - O, the Oprah Magazine He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel "Towles's greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia." -The New York Times Book Review In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. "And the intrigue! ... [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery... a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama." - The San Francisco Chronicle

Rescued by the Woodsman


Author: M. S. Parker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983783982
Category: Man-woman relationships
Page: 318
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This is a huge mistake. Not only flying in a tiny airplane over the Rockies in a storm, but also making this move to Denver in the first place. To work a job that would make my boyfriend my new boss. Definitely a mistake. But not as big a mistake as living with my pretentious parents who want to control everything about my life. Stella Best is relocating from New York to live with her boyfriend, Aaron McMann, in Denver. En route, however, a sudden storm causes the small propeller plane to crash, stranding her in the Rocky Mountains. Surviving the crash, Stella now faces the blistering cold, as well as wild animals who see her as easy prey. But Stella is not the only person on the mountain. Rescued by Lukas, a brawny woodsman of few words, she must now share a small cabin with the scruffy, but handsome, man until the storm clears. Will Lukas get Stella safely to Denver, and if he does, will she be able to forget the rugged woodsman who saved her life? Don't miss Rescued by the Woodsman, a new stand-alone romance from USA Today Bestselling Author, M. S. Parker.

If I Stay

A Novel
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525421030
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 199
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With no memory of the car accident itself, 17-year-old Mia must come to terms with never really knowing what happened one horrific winter's day that changed her life forever.

The Journey to the West, Revised Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226971414
Category: Fiction
Page: 424
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Anthony C. Yu’s translation of The Journey to the West,initially published in 1983, introduced English-speaking audiences to the classic Chinese novel in its entirety for the first time. Written in the sixteenth century, The Journey to the West tells the story of the fourteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Xuanzang, one of China’s most famous religious heroes, and his three supernatural disciples, in search of Buddhist scriptures. Throughout his journey, Xuanzang fights demons who wish to eat him, communes with spirits, and traverses a land riddled with a multitude of obstacles, both real and fantastical. An adventure rich with danger and excitement, this seminal work of the Chinese literary canonis by turns allegory, satire, and fantasy. With over a hundred chapters written in both prose and poetry, The Journey to the West has always been a complicated and difficult text to render in English while preserving the lyricism of its language and the content of its plot. But Yu has successfully taken on the task, and in this new edition he has made his translations even more accurate and accessible. The explanatory notes are updated and augmented, and Yu has added new material to his introduction, based on his original research as well as on the newest literary criticism and scholarship on Chinese religious traditions. He has also modernized the transliterations included in each volume, using the now-standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization system. Perhaps most important, Yu has made changes to the translation itself in order to make it as precise as possible. One of the great works of Chinese literature, The Journey to the West is not only invaluable to scholars of Eastern religion and literature, but, in Yu’s elegant rendering, also a delight for any reader.

A Virgin River Christmas


Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1488038392
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Return to Virgin River for the holidays in this uplifting tale from the beloved series by New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr. Last Christmas Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband, Bobby. This Christmas she’s come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life and gave her three more years to love him. Fellow marine Ian Buchanan dragged Bobby’s shattered body onto a medical transport in Fallujah four years ago, then disappeared as soon as their unit arrived stateside. Since then, Marcie’s letters to Ian have gone unanswered. Marcie tracks Ian to the tiny mountain town of Virgin River and finds a man as wounded emotionally as Bobby was physically. But she is not easily scared off. As Marcie pushes her way into his rugged and reclusive life, she discovers a sweet but damaged soul beneath a rough exterior. Ian doesn’t know what to make of the determined young widow who forces him to look into the painful past and, what’s worse, the uncertain future. But it is, after all, a season of miracles and maybe, just maybe, it’s time to banish the ghosts and open his heart. Originally published in 2008

Trapped

The Story of the Cherry Mine Disaster
Author: Karen Tintori
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743428048
Category: History
Page: 288
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A gripping account of the worst coal mine fire in US history—the 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster that claimed the lives of 259 men. "Drawing on diaries, letters, written accounts of survivors and testimony from the coroner's inquest...Tintori's engaging prose keeps readers on the edge" (Publishers Weekly). Inspired by a refrain of her girlhood—"Your grandfather survived the Cherry Mine disaster"—Karen Tintori began a search for her family's role in the harrowing tragedy of 1909. She uncovered the stories of victims, survivors, widows, orphans, townspeople, firefighters, reporters, and mine owners, and wove them together to pen Trapped, a riveting account of the tragic day that would inspire America's first worker's compensation laws and hasten much-needed child labor reform. On a Saturday morning in November of 1909, four hundred and eighty men went down into the mines as they had countless times before. But a fire erupted in the mineshaft that day and soon burned out of control. By nightfall, more than half the men would either be dead or trapped as officials sealed the mine in an attempt to contain the blaze. Miraculously, twenty men would emerge one week later, but not before the Cherry Mine disaster went down in history as the worst ever coal mine fire in the US—and not before all the treachery and heroism of mankind were revealed.

The 33

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Author: Héctor Tobar
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250088933
Category: History
Page: 336
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Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Antonio Banderas Includes New Material Exclusive to the Paperback A Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award A Finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Selected for NPR's Morning Edition Book Club When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. After the disaster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in The 33, he brings them to haunting, visceral life. We learn what it was like to be imprisoned inside a mountain, understand the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and experience the awe of working in such a place-underground passages filled with danger and that often felt alive. A masterwork of narrative journalism and a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit, The 33 captures the profound ways in which the lives of the Chilean miners and everyone involved in the catastrophe were forever changed.

Da Vinci's Tiger


Author: L. M. Elliott
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062231715
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
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For fans of rich and complex historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring or Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces. The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship—and to find love.