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A Christmas Gathering
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A cold case adds an extra chill to the holiday season as bestselling author Anne Perry whisks readers to an elegant home in the English countryside for a Christmas of secrets, soul-searching, and forgiveness. As beautiful as it may be, their friends´ country house is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She´d have preferred a relaxing holiday at home with him-especially as Victor, former head of the London Special Branch, seems to be hiding undercover dealings with the other guests who have gathered at the spacious estate. As tensions grow, the young and beautiful Iris Watson-Watt becomes the center of several men´s focus. Unbeknownst to Vespasia, Iris carries a sensitive package that she must pass to Victor in the hope of unmasking a British traitor. While Victor plots his moves, he is reminded of a similar case from twenty years before, when a young Frenchwoman also carried a clandestine message-one that resulted in her murder, unsolved to this day. Victor has always been tormented by his failure to protect her, and now, with all eyes on Iris, Victor must act fast before history repeats itself. With the joy of Christmas at risk of being forgotten and Vespasia feeling alone with a distracted husband, Victor must ultimately learn to forgive himself in order to save both his country and the spirit of the holiday.

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A Christmas Gathering (eBook, ePUB)
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A cold case adds an extra chill to the holiday season as bestselling author Anne Perry whisks readers to an elegant home in the English countryside for a Christmas of secrets, soul-searching, and forgiveness. As beautiful as it may be, their friends´ country house is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She´d have preferred a relaxing holiday at home with him-especially as Victor, former head of the London Special Branch, seems to be hiding undercover dealings with the other guests who have gathered at the spacious estate. As tensions grow, the young and beautiful Iris Watson-Watt becomes the center of several men´s focus. Unbeknownst to Vespasia, Iris carries a sensitive package that she must pass to Victor in the hope of unmasking a British traitor. While Victor plots his moves, he is reminded of a similar case from twenty years before, when a young Frenchwoman also carried a clandestine message-one that resulted in her murder, unsolved to this day. Victor has always been tormented by his failure to protect her, and now, with all eyes on Iris, Victor must act fast before history repeats itself. With the joy of Christmas at risk of being forgotten and Vespasia feeling alone with a distracted husband, Victor must ultimately learn to forgive himself in order to save both his country and the spirit of the holiday.

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The Christmas Courtship (eBook, ePUB)
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An unexpected perfect match... An Amish single mother with a secret past...Searching for a fresh start at Christmastime. Caught up in a scandal in her Amish community, Phoebe Miller moves to her cousin´s farm in Delaware hoping for forgiveness and a second chance. The last thing Phoebe expects is to slowly fall for bachelor Joshua Miller. But Joshua doesn´t know the secret that made her leave her old life behind. Can their blossoming love survive the truth?

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The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street (eBook, e...
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The Christmas spirit is overtaking Tradd Street with a vengeance in this festive new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Karen White. Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy--after all, it´s the first Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin babies. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts connected to the cistern that have suddenly invaded her life and her house--and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer.... And these relics aren´t the only precious artifacts for which people are searching. A past adversary is convinced that there is a long-lost Revolutionary War treasure buried somewhere on the property that Melanie inherited--untold riches rumored to be brought over from France by the Marquis de Lafayette himself and intended to help the Colonial war effort. It´s a treasure literally fit for a king, and there have been whispers throughout history that many have already killed--and died--for it. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it--even if it means destroying everything Melanie holds dear.

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Angela´s Ashes
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Imbued with Frank McCourt´s astounding humor and compassion, Angela´s Ashes is a glorious Pulitzer Prize-winner that bears all the marks of a classic. ´´When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.´´ So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank´s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank´s father Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Perhaps it is a story that accounts for Frank´s survival. Wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging a pig´s head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation, and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors-yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness.

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Harlequin Romance October 2019 Box Set (eBook, ...
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Harlequin® Romance brings you a collection of four new titles, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin® Romance box set includes: #4683 CINDERELLA´S PRINCE UNDER THE MISTLETOE A Crown by Christmas by Cara Colter Reeling from the revelation he´s not the rightful heir to his country´s throne, Crown Prince Luca Valenti heads to the mountains to find his long-lost sister. But snowbound with enchanting, down-to-earth housekeeper Imogen, Luca´s learning there´s more to life than royal duty... #4684 HOW TO PROPOSE TO A PRINCESS The Princess Brides by Rebecca Winters It´s love at first sight for Princess Fausta of Domodossola and Dr. Nico Barsotti! Fausta´s always longed for a life away from the royal court...so their future´s uncertain when orphaned Nico uncovers the secrets of his birth—he´s a crown prince! #4685 CHRISTMAS BABY FOR THE BILLIONAIRE South Shore Billionaires by Donna Alward Tycoon Jeremy´s world is upended upon discovering his summer romance with resort manager Tori Sharpe left her pregnant! He´s better suited to brokering deals than bringing up babies, but their magical New York Christmas awakens a fierce longing for the family he never had... #4686 FALLING AGAIN FOR HER ISLAND FLING by Ellie Darkins Years ago marine biologist Meena shared a whirlwind fling with tycoon Guy Williams...but afterward an accident stole her memories—and much more. She´s been searching for answers ever since. Now, reunited and working together, could Guy hold the key to her past...and her future?

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Darwin´s Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK ´´[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people.´´-The Sunday Telegraph (London) Christmas, 1859. Just one month after the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin received an unsettling letter. He had expected criticism; in fact, letters were arriving daily, most expressing outrage and accusations of heresy. But this letter was different. It accused him of failing to acknowledge his predecessors, of taking credit for a theory that had already been discovered by others. Darwin realized that he had made an error in omitting from Origin of Species any mention of his intellectual forebears. Yet when he tried to trace all of the natural philosophers who had laid the groundwork for his theory, he found that history had already forgotten many of them. Darwin´s Ghosts tells the story of the collective discovery of evolution, from Aristotle, walking the shores of Lesbos with his pupils, to Al-Jahiz, an Arab writer in the first century, from Leonardo da Vinci, searching for fossils in the mine shafts of the Tuscan hills, to Denis Diderot in Paris, exploring the origins of species while under the surveillance of the secret police, and the brilliant naturalists of the Jardin de Plantes, finding evidence for evolutionary change in the natural history collections stolen during the Napoleonic wars. Evolution was not discovered single-handedly, Rebecca Stott argues, contrary to what has become standard lore, but is an idea that emerged over many centuries, advanced by daring individuals across the globe who had the imagination to speculate on nature´s extraordinary ways, and who had the courage to articulate such speculations at a time when to do so was often considered heresy. With each chapter focusing on an early evolutionary thinker, Darwin´s Ghosts is a fascinating account of a diverse group of individuals who, despite the very real dangers of challenging a system in which everything was presumed to have been created perfectly by God, felt compelled to understand where we came from. Ultimately, Stott demonstrates, ideas-including evolution itself-evolve just as animals and plants do, by intermingling, toppling weaker notions, and developing over stretches of time. Darwin´s Ghosts presents a groundbreaking new theory of an idea that has changed our very understanding of who we are. Praise for Darwin´s Ghosts ´´Absorbing . . . Stott captures the breathless excitement of an investigation on the cusp of the unknown. . . . A lively, original book.´´-The New York Times Book Review ´´Stott´s research is broad and unerring; her book is wonderful. . . . An exhilarating romp through 2,000 years of fascinating scientific history.´´-Nature ´´Stott brings Darwin himself to life. . . . [She] writes with a novelist´s flair. . . . Darwin and the ´ghosts´ so richly described in Ms. Stott´s enjoyable book are the descendants of Aristotle and Bacon and the ancestors of today´s scientists.´´-The Wall Street Journal ´´Riveting . . . Stott has done a wonderful job in showing just how many extraordinary people had speculated on where we came from before the great theorist dispelled all doubts.´´-The Guardian (U.K.)

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