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Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth by tales of Joan of Arc, a devout young woman who unified her people and led them to victory against foreign invaders. In 1474, when most women were almost powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a hostile brother and mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a twenty-four-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians, forcing Moorish invaders back over the Mediterranean Sea. She laid the foundation for a unified Spain. She sponsored Columbus's trip to the Indies and negotiated Spanish control over much of the New World with the help of Rodrigo Borgia, the infamous Pope Alexander VI. She also annihilated all who stood against her by establishing a bloody religious Inquisition that would darken Spain's reputation for centuries. Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, where millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored. Using new scholarship, Downey's luminous biography tells the story of this brilliant, fervent, forgotten woman, the faith that propelled her through life, and the land of ancient conflicts and intrigue she brought under her command.

In early nineteenth-century England, long before he's a professor at the Tulsa House of Night, Bryan Lankford is a troublesome yet talented human teen who thinks he can get away with anything...until his father, a wealthy nobleman, has finally had enough, and banishes him to America. When Bryan is Marked by a vampire on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon-prowed ship to America, he chooses the dragon- a new name and a brand new fate

A chilling exploration of a mother's unspeakable betrayal from the author of Little FaceSally Thorning is watching the news with her husband when she hears an unexpected name--Mark Bretherick. It's a name she shouldn't know, but last year Sally treated herself to a secret vacation--away from her hectic family life--and met a man. After their brief affair, the two planned to never meet again ...

It's senior year at St. Joan's Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can't. First it's the school's queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits...

Sheriff Archer Tobias has watched the Callahan family struggle to find peace and acceptance in the community--despite the murders that continue to haunt them. But his darkest suspicions grow worse when Anna Corbin, a member of one of the country's most influential families, becomes the next target. Anna knows she's in danger. She knows she's on a trail of secrets and lies that could lead to a dead end. But no matter what, she's determined to learn the identity of the killer-even if it's someone she loves. Torn between duty and desire, Sheriff Tobias cannot allow Anna to put herself in the path of a deranged murderer. But as the investigation pulls them closer together--and deeper into the nightmare--he realizes that he cannot save her from this legacy of blood and vengeance, without putting his own life on the line.

Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fictional, she'd magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of being a "hipster." She'd be able to take care of everyone when her dad has to spend time in the hospital. And she'd certainly be able to change her family's secret.Seventh grade is not turning out the way Mysti had planned. With the help of a hot-air balloon, her new friend Rama Khan, and a bright orange coat, can she find the courage to change?

Returning to Texas three years after a mission went disastrously wrong, leaving him a captive and his wife believing that he is dead, Navy SEAL Nathan Malone is forced to assume a new identity in order to woo the woman he had left behind, but danger threatens to tear them apart forever.

When Alix's charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee's room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swane's cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a mysterious contact, L. T. The most recent text reads: "Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you...

Cynthia Bauer dreads seeing Russ Shaw after their scandalous divorce years earlier. Yet Russ is returning to town for the first time in twenty-five years, determined to give his only daughter away at her wedding. There's no way they'll be able to avoid each other, but it soon becomes clear that staying away from one another is the last thing either of them wants.

A great journey... A new love.... A dark secret revealed. Evreux, France, 1788: Before she is Zoey's favorite professor and the House of Night's powerful horse mistress... Lenobia is just a normal 16-year-old girl - with enough problems to last a lifetime. As the illegitimate daughter of a powerful baron, she has never quite belonged, and instead has to watch her spoiled half-sister, Cecile, get anything she wants. As if that's not enough, her remarkable beauty draws unwanted attention wherever she goes. For once, she would like to just fit in. But when fate intervenes, Lenobia suddenly finds herself surrounded by other girls, on a ship bound for New Orleans, where they will be married off to the city's richest Frenchmen. And they're not alone... An evil bishop who is skilled in Dark magic makes the same journey. His appetite for lovely young women makes him dangerous - most of all to Lenobia, who caught his eye back in France. So she remains hidden, making secret visits to the ship's stables, where a handsome young man and his beautiful Percheron horses soon capture her attention. Will they make it to land before the bishop discovers her true identity and a powerful evil breaks loose? And will Lenobia follow her heart, even if it puts lives at risk?

Three men, bound by blood, will stop at nothing to protect the women who have stolen their hearts and who they have claimed as their own--no matter what the price.A FORBIDDEN LOVEEx-Marine Crowe Callahan has only had one obsession in life: Amelia Sorenson. She is the only one who has ever gotten under his skin. However, she is also the daughter of his family's sworn enemy: a man who has sought to destroy the Callahans for generations in order to further his own nefarious agenda...

This gem of a novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952. Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte's Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog's tail...

Mistaken identity...or the real thing? After undergoing plastic surgery and opening a shop with a friend, Lauren Stevenson was looking forward to starting afresh. Then some peculiar things began to happen. She was nearly run down by an out-of-control car. A few days later she was attacked by a wild dog. Several items in her home had somehow moved. Matt Kruger showed up soon after. He's handsome, passionate, and says he's a close friend of her brother's. But why has Matt appeared now? After all, her brother has been dead for more than a year...

With more than 12 million books in print, rights sold in almost forty countries, and more than three years on The New York Times bestseller list--reaching as high as #1--the House of Night series is an international publishing sensation. Now, the excitement continues as the Cast mother-daughter duo shares the back stories of a few of the House of Night's most important--and mysterious--characters. In KALONA'S FALL, the shadows in Kalona's past will finally come to light. ...

Diandra Casey and Gregory York are childhood rivals and longtime adversaries, both vying for the same powerful position at one of the country's most elite department stores. To determine who is best suited for the job, the two are confined together for a week in an elegant Boston town house, where they must catalog and store a priceless collection of antiques. But away from the pressures of corporate life, their feelings for each other suddenly seem less clear as attraction flares between them.

A thousand lives.A thousand possibilities.One fate.Marguerite Caine grew up surrounded by cutting-edge scientific theories, thanks to her brilliant physicist parents. Yet nothing is more astounding than her mother's latest invention--a device called the Firebird, which allows people to leap into alternate dimensions.When Marguerite's father is murdered, all the evidence points to one person--Paul, her parents' enigmatic star student...

Gideon Lowe has been hired to develop the once-majestic estate of Crosslyn Rise into an elegant condominium community. But he just can't work with Christine Gillette, one of the country's top interior designers. They mix like oil and water. But good old-fashioned lust can turn even the worst adversaries into lovers.

Hand in hand, the witch's children walked down the empty road. When Kara Westfall was six years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic . . . except, perhaps, the mysterious forest that covers nearly the entire island. It has many names, this place. Sometimes it is called the Dark Wood, or Sordyr's Realm...

Meet Captain Jordan Malone. For years he has been a silent warrior and guardian, operating independent of government protocol or oversight, leading his loyal team of Elite Ops agents to fight terror at all costs. A legend in the field, Jordan's true identity has remained a mystery even to his own men...until now. Tehya Talamosi, codename Enigma, is a force to be reckoned with. A woman this striking spells nothing but trouble for Jordan. Armed with killer secrets--and body to die for--she'll bring Jordan to his knees as they both take on the most deadly mission they have ever faced. Because this time, it's personal...

In her alternate England of 1851, while taking her friend Sidheag by train to her werewolf pack in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.

Young King Jaron has taken the throne of Carthya, but after enemies attempt to assassinate him, and a neighboring kingdom threatens invasion, he finds that he has no friends in the palace, not even his bride-to-be, princess Amarinda--and his regents think it would be better for Carthya if he just disappeared again.

His name is Rafer Callahan. He was a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who fought through life the only way he knew how: with his fists. But Rafer never meant to bring any harm to Cambria Flannigan, the girl--the lover--whose sister he'd been unable to save... Cami lost her sister in the brutal murders that rocked her hometown so many years ago. Some still believe that Rafe, along with his friends Logan and Crowe, were involved...

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear... Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem--one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian... Lily's other self in this alternate universe. In Josephine Angelini's Trial by Fire, what makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.

Witnesses to a shocking crime, three men must face the dangers of the past to unlock the passion in their hearts...Logan Callahan has fought hard to forget what happened that fateful day, so long ago. But every night he tries to sleep, he relives the nightmare. Every time he closes his eyes, he sees the woman whose life he could not save...A newcomer in town, Sky O'Brien is a mystery to Logan. Like him, she is a night owl. Like him, she is fighting her own demons. Like him, she hides a secret in her eyes--a fire that consumes him with every glance. Could she be the one to heal him? When Logan's ex-girlfriend is brutally murdered, his past implicates him as suspect--and his new neighbor Sky may be the only person he can turn to. Together, they share an attraction that can't be denied. But as he searches for the real killer, he discovers that Sky is tracking down a murderer too--and she intends to use him to do it...

From award-winning author Kami Garcia comes the heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Unbreakable. He is here--and he could be anyone. Kennedy Waters lives in a world in which vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us--a demon that she accidentally set free. Now Kennedy and the other Legion members--Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared--have to hunt him down...

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