Le destin tumultueux de Marie-Hermine, jeune orpheline canadienne au temps de Maria Chapdelaine. À demeure dans la maison de sa mère, Marie-Hermine, surnommée le Rossignol de Val-Jalbert, coule des jours heureux auprès de Toshan, son époux métis, avec l’enfant né de leur union. Elle a fait le deuil de sa passion pour le chant et s’est résolue à devenir une épouse et une mère de famille fidèle aux traditions québécoises. Mais peut-on empêcher bien longtemps un oiseau de fredonner des airs enchanteurs? Les événements se chargent de tout remettre en question. Marie-Hermine retrouve son véritable père alors qu’elle chante pour les tuberculeux du sanatorium du lac Édouard. Sa mère voit sa vie bouleversée quand son mari que l’on croyait mort réapparaît. Quant à Toshan, il éprouve bien des difficultés à s’adapter à la vie policée de Val-Jalbert, préférant vivre dans sa cabane au milieu des bois auprès de sa mère...
Fortysomething mother of two Josephine Cortes is at a crossroads. She has just moved to a posh new apartment in Paris after the success of the historical novel she ghost-wrote for her sister, Iris. Still struggling with her divorce she is now entangled too in a messy lie orchestrated by her sister. And just when things seem they can t get any more complicated, people start turning up dead in her neighbourhood. As Josephine struggles to find her voice and her confidence amidst a messy web of relationships and a string of murders, she and those around her must learn to find strength.
City of Ghosts
Author: Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn't like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they're about to get much stranger. When Cass's parents start hosting a TV show about the world's most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her "gift," she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil -- and herself. And she'll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined. NYT bestselling author Victoria Schwab delivers a thrillingly spooky and action-packed tale of hauntings, history, mystery, and the bond between friends (even if that friend is a ghost . . .).
The railway brings new ideas as well as new profits and the Vialhe family is torn apart by the clash of the old and the new as the younger generation rebels against old autocratic ways. then the Great War of 1914 erupts. Can the viahle family survive and safeguard their beloved land against the madness of the decade?
Author: Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Open Road Media
Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver must follow a trail of poison-pen letters to save an heiress from murder. Rachel Treherne has always had a steady head on her shoulders; it’s why her late father named her the sole trustee of his considerable fortune. But the decision galled a number of Rachel’s relatives, including her married older sister, her socialist nephew, and her father’s ambitious young cousin. Rachel fears she may be overreacting to the anonymous letters she’s received threatening her life, but then someone tampers with the chocolates she bought herself. If her cousin hadn’t partaken first and noticed an unwholesome taste, who knows what may have happened? Miss Silver suspects someone in Rachel’s inner circle has grown tired of being a poor relation, and she travels incognito to the Treherne country home to unmask the culprit—before it’s too late—in this intriguing entry in the beloved series featuring a contemporary of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Lonesome Road is the 3rd book in the Miss Silver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
The Argentine's Price
Author: Maisey Yates
Enjoy this re-release of The Argentine's Price by USA TODAY Bestselling author Maisey Yates. All of her most exotic fantasies are about to bubble over into reality! Lazaro Marino will stop at nothing to reach the top. He's climbed his way out of poverty, but there's still one thing that's been denied him: entry into the highest echelons of society. And blue-blooded heiress Vanessa Pickett is the key to unlocking the door to all that he desires… With her business in crisis, Vanessa is desperate. A marriage proposal of the utmost convenience will give both Lazaro and Vanessa everything they need… But for Vanessa, this deal with the devil comes with a startling price… If you enjoy The Argentine's Price, look out for Girl on a Diamond Pedestal and One Night in Paradise!
Author: John Norman
Publisher: Open Road Media
The creator of Gor delivers a wide-ranging story collection, all previously unpublished, with a handful of directly Gor-related pieces and several more stories that involve Gor-like female slavery and submission. Many of the stories are philosophical monologues which play with existential and phenomenal ideas by discussing their philosophical underpinnings and their relation to the real world as observed with a philosophical mind-set. They are often without dialogue or even characters, merely thoughts, descriptions and speculations. Some could almost be lectures given narrative form. Some stories are SF, some are horror, some have “mainstream” settings. Among the characters in the various stories are a couple of talking frogs, a couple of independently-thinking computers, a fair number of philosophers and a number of clinical psychologists or psychiatrists, often analyzing or counseling computers or intelligent alien lifeforms.
The Color of Destiny
Author: Julianne MacLean
Publisher: Julianne MacLean
From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a suspenseful and emotionally gripping tale about destiny and love... Years ago, a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington's life forever, but she chose to follow her heart and embrace the future with the father of her baby--and her devoted first love. At the same time, in another part of the world, Ryan Hamilton made some far-reaching mistakes as a young man, but learned important lessons along the way. Twenty years later, Kate's and Ryan's paths cross in a way they never could have dreamed, which makes them question the possibility of destiny. Could it be that everything happens for a reason, and we end up exactly where we are meant to be? Includes Bonus Content: A Bookclub Discussion Guide While each novel in the series can be read as a standalone, there are many more books to love in this series. Book One: THE COLOR OF HEAVEN Book Two: THE COLOR OF DESTINY Book Three: THE COLOR OF HOPE Book Four: THE COLOR OF A DREAM Book Five: THE COLOR OF A MEMORY Book Six: THE COLOR OF LOVE Book Seven: THE COLOR OF THE SEASON Book Eight: THE COLOR OF JOY Book Nine: THE COLOR OF TIME
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Bond Street Books
The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?
The Real Rio D'Aquila
Author: Sandra Marton
Italian by birth, this street urchin lived a life of extreme poverty until he escaped to Brazil—where he cast off his roots, took a new name and pulled himself up from the streets. Now Rio D'Aquila is beyond wealthy, with a reputation for being uncompromising in business…and incomparable in bed! But on meeting vulnerable Isabella Orsini, he feels something deep within him stir, and he finds himself pretending to be that long-forgotten man. Passion flares and their affair spirals, but Isabella still doesn't know that her lover has lied to her. Who is the real Rio D'Aquila?
Author: Kerry S. Walters, Lisa Portmess
Publisher: SUNY Press
An anthology of writings on vegetarianism from a wide range of religious traditions.
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Delacorte Press
In this heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family. A chubby little girl with ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father’s belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City. Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her younger sister, Grace. Though they couldn’t be more different in looks, they love each other unconditionally. So when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister’s future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, a deeply upsetting betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point. Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.
The Elusive Wife
Author: Callie Hutton
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Jason Cavendish, the Earl of Coventry, needs to discreetly locate his unwanted and abandoned bride among London society to request an annulment. Too bad he can't remember what she looks like because he was blind drunk at his arranged wedding and hasn't seen her since. And there's the lovely Lady Olivia that he can't seem to get off his mind... Newly arrived from the country for the Season, Lady Olivia is appalled to discover that her own husband, Lord Coventry, doesn't even recognize her. She's not about to tell the arrogant arse she's his wife. Instead, she flirts with him by night and has her modiste send her mounting bills to him by day. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned... too bad this woman finds her husband nearly irresistible. The Marriage Mart Mayhem series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Elusive Wife Book #2 The Duke's Quandary Book #3 The Lady's Disgrace Book #4 The Baron's Betrayal Book #5 The Highlander's Choice Book #6 The Highlander's Accidental Marriage Book #7 The Earl's Return
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Nash Kirkland doesn't believe in magic. But when he hires self-proclaimed witch Morgana Donovan as a great 'resource' for his new supernatural film, he suddenly finds himself falling under her spell. Nash has never trusted his feelings, but the alluring Morgana has released an irresistible passion in the usually cool-headed screenwriter. The question is - are those feelings real, or are they just some conjurer's trick? Morgana has her own doubts - despite her strong feelings for Nash. She can understand his scepticism about her powers. But can an ordinary man really handle falling in love with a rather extraordinary woman? Captivated can be read as a spellbinding standalone novel. It is also the first book in The Donovan Legacy, which features cousins Morgana, Sebastian, Anastasia and Liam. The series continues with Entranced, Charmed and Enchanted - all now available as eBooks for the first time. Includes a preview of Entranced.