A second chance—with her Texas tycoon husband—sets one woman’s heart ablaze in this irresistible historical romance from the author of Bride Fire. It’s not just the corset pulled tightly around her waist that makes Jessica Parnell breathless. Of all the Texas oil men, Jessica desires only one: her estranged husband, Travis. Jessica is one of the few in town to own a bathtub—a privilege in remote Parker County. When Travis begins to beg for the use of it, Jessica doesn’t suspect that they will both end up in a lather . . .
Bill Trevillian is as ruggedly handsome as he is bold and brave. Kip Lee is as strikingly beautiful as she is fiery and fearless. And they've got something in common. They're both test pilots ... for rival aviation companies. Put them together and sparks are bound to fly.The Second World War is raging in Europe, and England and France are looking to America for a fighter plane to match up with the superior Nazi Messerschmitt. The competition between Bill and Kip is fierce, and the stakes are stratospheric. Because there's an added element in the mix: a deadly saboteur.People say all's fair in love and war, but when there's Sabotage in the Sky, the flight path from heated rivalry to heated romance could lead Bill and Kip to crash and burn.
Loren D. Estleman has garnered heaps of praise for his stylish novels, which are charged with razor-sharp wit and sparkling dialogue. The Rocky Mountain Moving Picture Association, reminiscent of the author's Mister St. John and The Stranglers, is an engrossing story of California's colorful past.
In 1913, Dmitri Pulski wants to be the next Jack London. He spends countless hours at his father's ice company in a shed, writing short stories. When sent to Los Angeles to investigate an unusual order, Dmitri changes his name to Tom Boston and immediately begins scripting movie scenarios for a rogue film company. In the days to follow, the company will find itself fighting Thomas Edison and his cronies for control of the burgeoning film industry.
This is an extraordinarily clever tale set against the boom of America's movie capital -- Hollywood. Estleman's magical lyricism and masterful storytelling are at their usual high standards, matched here by the incomparable skills of veteran narrator George Guidall.
In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop—the only bookshop—in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one.
Riding shotgun, Red Ryan leads a doomed stagecoach of the damned on the longest, deadliest journey of his life . . . FIVE PASSENGERS. 400 MILES. 1,000 WAYS TO DIE.According to local legend, the stagecoach known as the Gray Ghost is either haunted, cursed, or just plain unlucky. Each of its last three drivers and three more riding shotgun came to a violent, bloody end. And now it's Red Ryan's turn to guard five foolhardy passengers on the stage's next—and possibly last—trip. The travelers are a small troupe of performers with dark histories of their own: a song-and-dance man with a drinking problem, a juggler with a secret, a knife thrower with a past, and a beautiful fan dancer who's on the run from a one-eyed, vengeance-seeking outlaw . . . Red's not the superstitious type. But with Apaches on the warpath with bloodlust—and a one-eyed cutthroat killer on his trail—this 400 mile journey is like something straight out of his worst nightmare. And all the roads lead straight to hell . . .
Set in classical Athens, this “fast-paced, enjoyable, murder mystery . . . will make readers laugh and think in equal measure” (The Sydney Morning Herald). Nicolaos, ancient Athens’s favorite sleuth, and his partner in investigation, the clever priestess Diotima, have taken time off to come home and get married. But hoping to get hitched without a hitch proves overly optimistic: A skull discovered in a cave near the Sanctuary of Artemis, the ancient world’s most famous school for girls, is revealed to be the remains of the Hippias, the reviled last tyrant to rule Athens. The Athenians fought the Battle of Marathon to keep this man out of power; he was supposed to have died thirty years ago, in faraway Persia. What are his remains doing outside the city walls? Nico’s boss, the great Athenian statesman Pericles, wants answers, and he orders Nico to find them. Worst of all, one of the two Sanctuary students who discovered the skull has been killed, and the other is missing. Can the sleuths solve the interlocked crimes before their wedding?
Summary of Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls is a World War II-era novel based on real people and events. The novel tells the intertwined stories of three women: Caroline Ferriday, a New York socialite and philanthropist; Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish prisoner at the Ravensbrück concentration camp for women; and Herta Oberheuser, a Nazi doctor at Ravensbrück.
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