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A Chill In The Air

Author : Iris Origo
ISBN : 9781681372655
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1939 it was not a foregone conclusion that Mussolini would enter World War II on the side of Hitler. In this previously unpublished and only recently discovered diary, Iris Origo, author of the classic War in Val d’Orcia, provides a vivid account of how Mussolini decided on a course of action that would devastate his country and ultimately destroy his regime. Though the British-born Origo lived with her Italian husband on an estate in a remote part of Tuscany, she was supremely well-connected and regularly in touch with intellectual and diplomatic circles in Rome, where her godfather, William Phillips, was the American ambassador. Her diary describes the Fascist government’s growing infatuation with Nazi Germany as Hitler’s armies marched triumphantly across Europe and the campaign of propaganda and intimidation that was mounted in support of its new aims. The book ends with the birth of Origo’s daughter and Origo’s decision to go to Rome to work with prisoners of war at the Italian Red Cross. Together with War in Val d’Orcia, A Chill in the Air offers an indispensable record of Italy at war as well as a thrilling story of a formidable woman’s transformation from observer to actor at a great historical turning point.

The Guardian S Dilemma

Author : Gail Whitiker
ISBN : 9781460361382
Genre : Fiction
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A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood. In an effort to save his young stepsister from a fortune hunter's grasp, Oliver Brandon places her in a genteel ladies' academy. His shock is considerable when he realizes that one of the respectable schoolmistresses is a woman he last saw at a house party—in a highly compromising situation! It's obvious to Helen de Coverdale that Oliver Brandon has serious misgivings about handing his ward into her charge. But will he listen if she tries to tell him her side of the story…? Regency Drama Intrigue, mischief…and marriage The Steepwood Scandal

Once Upon A Family Time

Author : Gary Prestipino
ISBN : 9781483409801
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The story is of two brothers journey back in time to right the wrongs within their family history. Through out their journey the two brothers are always mindful not to create the butterfly effect that could alter the future dramatically. During their time travels they interact with family members and are there to help and guide them through certain situations in their life at specific times. Richie and Gary the main characters of the story begin to form a new found relationship with each other as time jumps takes them from one era to another. It is apparent early on that the time travel is related to their family and they have no choice but to go where they're sent.


Author : Courtney Cooperman
ISBN : 145203169X
Genre : Poetry
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"Words are a key to the world. The way each one sounds and means something unique, How words are blocks to build a writing tower, A poem is written, The door is open." Inspired: My Life (so far) In Poems shows my viewpoints on the world - what I value and what I admire. Words are my key to the world - they open up doors for me to convey my thoughts and make a difference. My poems show how, by what and by who I am inspired. They really introduce you to my life and who I am. In this book, you can see how I have grown not only as a writer but as a person. I hope I can inspire you too. -Courtney Cooperman

Guns Of The Heart

Author : Kermit L. Krueger
ISBN : 9781469784830
Genre : Fiction
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Gunslinger Bruno Turnbull has always lived by his wits. A man driven by the dream of owning a ranch, Bruno is led to the boomtowns of the West, where he quickly learns that he must either stay tough or die. But just as he saves enough money to buy a ranch, his dream is stolen. Now he needs a new plan. Unfortunately, it comes with a hefty price. With a reputation as the fastest gun in town, Bruno has gained the respect of the lawless element in the gold camp. When those skills bring him the chance for quick but not quite legal money, Bruno initially turns it down. But with the temptation of easy money dangling in front of his nose, Bruno must decide if is willing to trade honesty for his dream just as he meets the spirited Kitty Duncan. He secretly wonders if she's the one for him; before he has a chance to answer his own question, however, Bruno is led down a dangerous path where he soon discovers his destiny has been changed forever. In this inspirational western tale, only time will tell if both Bruno and Kitty will embrace the faith-filled journey offered to them by several strangers and transform their lives for good.

Periwinkle Lies

Author : B. Eugene Ellison
ISBN : 9781469725239
Genre : Fiction
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In Periwinkle Lies, a young executive on assignment at an exclusive resort is drawn into a lethal game of deception when he helps a beautiful and mysterious woman who claims to be in search of her past. Periwinkle Lies is a tale of secrets, lies, murder and intrigue as Jim Kirkwood, a self-indulgent, self-confident executive is unwittingly drawn into a search for truth. Influenced by his infatuation for a beautiful young woman a psychotic forgotten silent film star, Jim pieces together a story of misery, money and unsolved murders. An act of cold-blooded murder marks the beginning of the finale of a diabolical conspiracy, a clandestine plot that could be derailed by a thirty-one year old letter. Jim stays one step ahead of the conspiracy until time runs out, placing all parties at deaths door.

The Devil S Armour

Author : John Marco
ISBN : 9780575100886
Genre : Fiction
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A year after the events of THE EYES OF GOD, Lukien, Baron Glass and Gilwyn are all living in Grimhold. But the history of Liiria has not done with them yet. Jazana Carr, the Diamond Queen, has secured power in Norvor and is now set to unleash her mercenary army against Liiria. Convinced he can stop the woman he once jilted, the Baron steals the cursed Devil's Armour and rides to stop her. But the armour corrupts him and he falls in love with his former lover. Somehow Lukien must stop a man he once trusted, a man wearing armour that makes him invulnerable. This is another massive, action-driven fantasy novel full of magic, betrayal and battle, from one of the most exciting new talents in world fantasy.

Walter And The Resurrection Of G

Author : T J Armstrong
ISBN : 9781861515391
Genre : Fiction
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Walter is a gifted young singer who leaves his home in the forests of Germany in a quest for fame and love; he embarks on a series of adventures which leads him through the haunting landscapes of twelfth-century Europe. His encounter with the mysterious Brotherhood of Watchers drives him to the crusades, into a clash with the Doge in Venice and on to the disaster of Constantinople. But there is more to Walter than he dares imagine? What are the dark forces controlling him and those he loves? The story is wrenched into the present where a sinister Oxford don dies in mysterious circumstances leaving an occult manuscript based on Walter to his assistant Ian with certain instructions. As Ian seeks to unravel these and his own life and love begin to weave into Walter’s – to whom he bears a striking resemblance – the novel’s secrets deepen. This is a powerful and compelling tale about personal and political catastrophe and the individual’s resilience in a time of uncertainty and danger. It is also a daring and brilliant contemplation of the Middle Ages and its continuing importance. Walter’s work, it appears, is not finished, nor what he learnt, nor is his music lost forever.


Author : Nick Coote
ISBN : 9781409285168
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The Brooklyn Heights Murder Case

Author : Nick Adams
ISBN : 9781436383981
Genre : Fiction
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Because his dog, Lady, has been shot to death, Dr. Luke Riley sinks into depression. He wonders who could have had such a terrible grudge against him and visits his ex-wife, Nora, and his ex-girl friend Julie to confront them. Anyone could have hired a hopped-up punk to do the job. Three days later, Helen, his estranged wife, (They live together but lead separate live) is shot to death in their Brooklyn Heights townhouse. At this point Inspector Harry Franks becomes involved the case. And Luke, who found her body, is the prime suspect. A few weeks later Luke's ex-girlfriend, Julie, is wounded as she returns home late at night from her bartending job. Luke, who has just spoken to her at the bar, is again the prime suspect. Harry Franks thinks Riley has all the motives in the world. Will Luke be arrested? Witness the fine work of the police and Riley, himself, to clear his name in this riveting thriller, what was the real motive? Will the Brooklyn Heights Murder Case be solved?

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