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The Hawk and the Jewel

By Lori Wick
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  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Isbn : 0736931511
  • Pages : 348
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 752
  • File Pdf: the-hawk-and-the-jewel.pdf

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The first in the newly repackaged Kensington Chronicles series, The Hawk and the Jewel sweeps readers from the tapestried halls of Victorian England to the alabaster courts of Arabia. Everyone thought little Sunny had perished with Lady Gallagher in storm-tossed seas off the Arabian coast, but the beautiful toddler had been found, taken to the palace of Darhabar, and raised as the ruler's own child. Now the emir, Ahmad Khan, is sending her home, and Sunny's uncertain, new life is completely in God's hands. This classic series, which has sold more than 375,000 copies, has a fresh, new look sure to please Lori Wick's longtime fans and readers just discovering the treasure of a great story.

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  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
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  • Pages : 1226
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  • Pages : 384
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Isbn : 0345809882
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • File Pdf: lab-girl.pdf

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  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
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  • Pages : 288
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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  • Pages : 352
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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061737313
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 174
  • File Pdf: jewel.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Isbn : 1536211923
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 652
  • File Pdf: trowbridge-road.pdf

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In a stunning novel set in the 1980s, a girl with heavy secrets awakens her sleepy street to the complexities of love and courage. It’s the summer of ’83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father’s death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending an imaginative boy who is living with his Nana Jean after experiencing troubles of his own. But as June Bug’s connection to the world grows stronger, her mother’s grows more distant — even dangerous — pushing June Bug to choose between truth and healing and the only home she has ever known. Trowbridge Road paints an unwavering portrait of a girl and her family touched by mental illness and grief. Set in the Boston suburbs during the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the novel explores how a seemingly perfect neighborhood can contain restless ghosts and unspoken secrets. Written with deep insight and subtle lyricism by acclaimed author Marcella Pixley, Trowbridge Road demonstrates our power to rescue one another even when our hearts are broken.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451687613
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: love-story.pdf

Book Summary:

The instant New York Times bestseller featuring everyone’s favorite family—the Baxters—in a deeply emotional novel “faithful fans will no doubt relish” (Publishers Weekly). When John Baxter is asked to relive his long-ago love story with his wife Elizabeth for his grandson Cole’s heritage school project, he’s not sure he can do it. The sadness might simply be too great—after a storybook romance that lasted almost thirty years, beginning when the two were in college, Elizabeth tragically died of cancer. But John can’t say no to his grandson and in the process of telling his love story, he finally allows his heart and soul to go places they haven’t gone in decades. Back to the breathless first moments, but also to the secret heartbreak that brought John and Elizabeth together… Cole’s report on his grandparents touches the hearts of the entire family—and causes Cole to better understand his own beginning. Whether you’re meeting the Baxter family for the first time or finding them all over again, Love Story will stir your heart and remind you of the generational impact of love and the eternal bond of family.

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

By Nizrana Farook
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Peachtree Publishers
  • Isbn : 168263356X
  • Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 638
  • File Pdf: the-girl-who-stole-an-elephant.pdf

Book Summary:

An action-packed, instant best-seller in the UK! Hitch a ride on this global adventure from Own Voices debut author Nizrana Farook. Chaya, a nobleman’s rebellious, outspoken, no-nonsense daughter, just can’t resist the shiny temptations the king’s palace has to offer. But playing Robin Hood for her impoverished community doesn’t come without risks, and when Chaya steals the queen’s jewels from a bedside table—a messy getaway jeopardizes the life of a close friend. After an equally haphazard prison break, Chaya barely escapes on the king’s prized elephant! With leeches and revolution lurking in the jungle, Chaya leads her companions on a thrilling adventure. After leaving her village as a thief, can she return as a hero? Or will Chaya’s sticky fingers be the beginning—or the end—of everything for the intrepid gang? Own Voices debut author Nizrana Farook spins an exciting, page-turning tale in a lush, vibrant, fictional Sri Lankan setting and featuring themes of friendship and loyalty, risk and reward, and heroism. A great middle grade escapist novel and readaloud! Discussion guide available.

The Long Road Home

By Connie Monk
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Piatkus
  • Isbn : 034941274X
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 645
  • File Pdf: the-long-road-home.pdf

Book Summary:

Sophie and Lydia Westlake have always been close, and think of each other as sisters, despite the fact that they are really cousins. Sophie has always been the prettier, more light-hearted younger sister, whilst Lydia has grown up in her shadow, and is more serious and reserved. But until dashing young architect Christian Mellor arrives in town on the day of the annual summer fete, their differences had never mattered. Both girls immediately fall for Christian's charms as he becomes a regular visitor to the family home, having been commissioned to do some building work for their father. Sophie marries Christian, blissfully unaware of her sister's secret passion for her husband. Lydia is devastated and tells no-one how she really feels. But cannot let go of her feelings for Christian, especially when Sophie confides that she is unhappy in the marriage.

Seduced

By Virginia Henley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Island Books
  • Isbn : 0307568202
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 614
  • File Pdf: seduced.pdf

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Shorn of her glorious raven tresses and dressed as a man, Lady Antonia Lamb became Lord Anthony Lamb, desperate to keep the property entailed to her twin brother, who is missing at sea. Trapped—and liberated—by her masquerade, Tony meets her new guardian, the devastatingly dangerous Adam Savage, who has returned from his plantation in Ceylon, determined to turn the innocent “boy” into a worldly man. A rake whose scarred face and ice-blue eyes made strong women weak, Adam Savage, legendary adventurer, vowed to take young Tony to the fleshpots of London; to teach him everything a young heir should know. But not even Savage guesses Tony's deepest secret, a masquerade destined to erupt in passionate abandon on one scorching, unforgettable night.

The Writing of the Gods

By Edward Dolnick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1501198955
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 346
  • File Pdf: the-writing-of-the-gods.pdf

Book Summary:

The surprising and compelling story of two rival geniuses in an all-out race to decode one of the world’s most famous documents—the Rosetta Stone—and their twenty-year-long battle to solve the mystery of ancient Egypt’s hieroglyphs. The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the world, attracting millions of visitors to the British museum ever year, and yet most people don’t really know what it is. Discovered in a pile of rubble in 1799, this slab of stone proved to be the key to unlocking a lost language that baffled scholars for centuries. Carved in ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone carried the same message in different languages—in Greek using Greek letters, and in Egyptian using picture-writing called hieroglyphs. Until its discovery, no one in the world knew how to read the hieroglyphs that covered every temple and text and statue in Egypt. Dominating the world for thirty centuries, ancient Egypt was the mightiest empire the world had ever known, yet everything about it—the pyramids, mummies, the Sphinx—was shrouded in mystery. Whoever was able to decipher the Rosetta Stone, and learn how to read hieroglyphs, would solve that mystery and fling open a door that had been locked for two thousand years. Two brilliant rivals set out to win that prize. One was English, the other French, at a time when England and France were enemies and the world’s two great superpowers. The Writing of the Gods chronicles this high-stakes intellectual race in which the winner would win glory for both himself and his nation. A riveting portrait of empires both ancient and modern, this is an unparalleled look at the culture and history of ancient Egypt and a fascinating, fast-paced story of human folly and discovery unlike any other.

Lori Wick Short Stories, Christmas Special

By Lori Wick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Isbn : 073696844X
  • Pages : 85
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 934
  • File Pdf: lori-wick-short-stories-christmas-special.pdf

Book Summary:

Bestselling author Lori Wick's novels have warmed the hearts of millions of fans! Now for the first time ever, Lori's short stories are released to her ebook readers in this new Lori Wick Short Stories collection, with a personal note from Lori after each story. Lori Wick's Christmas Special features two uplifting holiday stories. In "Christmas for Two," Stan and Ellen face their first Christmas as empty-nesters. They must decide whether to spend it with their daughter or to fulfill Ellen's lifelong wish to celebrate in Disneyland. In "The Christmas Gift," Brenda has been in foster care with the Hartmans just long enough for the entire family to adore her. Will Brenda's first Christmas in a real home show her God's love, and will the family's surprise gift to Brenda fulfill all her hopes? BONUS! Several chapters from The Hawk and the Jewel, the first book in Lori Wick's famous Kensington Chronicles, are included.

The Hawk and the Dove

By Virginia Henley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Isbn : 0307567656
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 476
  • File Pdf: the-hawk-and-the-dove.pdf

Book Summary:

The Dove... She'd been bought for a strip of land, then abandoned: a bartered bride, married by proxy, determined to wreak revenge. As innocent Sara Bishop she'd paid dearly for freedom from her cruel, mocking family. As flame-haired, jade-eyed Sabre Wilde, she would scandalize Queen Elizabeth's court as she set out to seduce her unknown husband, become his mistress--and make him her slave. The Hawk... The Queen's favorite, called The Sea God, his white teeth flashed in his bronze face as his deep, virile voice boomed orders to his men. He branded Sabre with his searing kiss and his masterful touch, not even aware she was already his wife. Captain Shane Hawkhurst knew how to command, how to subdue and ravage an enemy, but was he prepared to be caught in passion's merciless snare by a fiery beauty who ruled his heart and inflamed his senses?

The Wicked Day

By Christopher Bunn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christopher Bunn
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 781
  • File Pdf: the-wicked-day.pdf

Book Summary:

The third and final volume of the epic fantasy saga that began with The Hawk and His Boy, and continued with The Shadow at the Gate, The Wicked Day tells the conclusion of the story of Jute. Tracking the kidnappers of Giverny Farrow, Jute and his friends discover the Dark is on the march. Tormay teeters on the brink of war, and the duchies look to Jute as their last and best hope. But there is an ancient evil waking that even all the power of the wind cannot hope to defeat.

The Sparrow and the Hawk

By Lynda Miller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bell Bridge Books
  • Isbn : 1610260996
  • Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 175
  • File Pdf: the-sparrow-and-the-hawk.pdf

Book Summary:

Jillie Harte (code name--the Sparrow) a documentary film maker is an agent for the NAS (Normal, Abnormal, Strange) Agency. Her assignment--find The Carmaletta Choker before it falls into the wrong hands and destroys the world. Franklin Doherty and associates are suspected of having the choker, and they are definitely the wrong hands! To get close to Franklin, Jillie is producing a film on "Decoration, Fashion, and Accessories Throughout History," featuring his antique collection. Her assignment is complicated by Griff Ryland, her new, hot cameraman, who is also looking for the necklace. Griff is an enigma. Is he friend or foe? And why is she so distracted by his "pure sex on a stick" appeal? Like the Sparrow, Griff, aka the Hawk, needs to retrieve the choker. It disappeared from his dimension years before, and his job is to bring it back. Since he can shapeshift into a hawk or a mountain lion at a moment's notice, Griff feels certain of success. But he doesn't bargain for a sassy, sexy redhead--and for his overwhelming urge to settle their differences in bed. Now Griff and Jillie must not only overcome the deadly dark forces who want the choker, but they must also face their developing relationship. And they thought saving the world from evil and chaos was hard.

The Dragon and the Jewel

By Virginia Henley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Isbn : 0307567419
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 380
  • File Pdf: the-dragon-and-the-jewel.pdf

Book Summary:

With her sapphire eyes and silken dark hair, Princess Eleanor was a bewitching beauty made for a man's pleasure. Once a child bride, but widowed at a tender age, she swore never to marry again and took a vow of eternal chastity...until Simon de Montfort marched into England and set his smoldering dark gaze upon her, King Henry's youngest sister, the royal family's most precious jewel. Bold, arrogant, and invincible, the towering Norman knight inspired awe in the bravest of men...and a reckless desire in Eleanor's untried heart.

And the Sun Pursued the Moon

By Thomas Gibson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Isbn : 0824874579
  • Pages : 278
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 822
  • File Pdf: and-the-sun-pursued-the-moon.pdf

Book Summary:

Over the course of a thousand years, from 600 to 1600 CE, the Java Sea was dominated by a ring of maritime kingdoms whose rulers engaged in long-distance raiding, trading, and marriage alliances with one another. And the Sun Pursued the Moon explores the economic, political, and symbolic processes by which early Makassar communities were incorporated into this regional system. As successive empires like Srivijaya, Kediri, Majapahit, and Melaka gained hegemony over the region; they introduced different models of kingship in peripheral areas like the Makassar coast of South Sulawesi. As each successive model of royal power gained currency, it became embedded in local myth and ritual. To better understand the relationship between symbolic knowledge and traditional royal authority in Makassar society, Thomas Gibson draws on a wide range of sources and academic disciplines. He shows how myth and ritual link practical forms of knowledge (boat-building, navigation, agriculture, warfare) to basic social categories such as gender and hereditary rank, as well as to environmental, celestial, and cosmological phenomena. He also shows how concrete historical agents have used this symbolic infrastructure to advance their own political and ideological purposes. Gibson concludes by situating this material in relation to Islam and to life-cycle rituals.