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Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe
A fictional portrait of Mary, the eldest daughter of the Catholic Duke of York, describes her politically advantageous marriage to her Protestant first cousin, William, the Prince of Orange, the rise of her father to the throne after the death of Charles II, and the choice Mary must make between her father and her husband in the midst of palace intrigue.
Life's tough for Dexter Morgan. It's not easy being the world's only serial killer with a conscience, especially when you work for the Miami police. To avoid suspicion, Dexter's had to slip deep into his disguise: spending time with his girlfriend and her kids, slowly becoming the world's first serial killing couch potato. Then a particularly nasty psychopath starts cutting a trail through Miami -- a killer whose twisted techniques leave even Dexter speechless. When his sister Deborah, a tough-as-nails cop, is drawn into the case, it becomes clear that Dexter will have to do come out of hiding and hunt the monster down. Unless, of course, the killer finds him first ...
When Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith met in a creative writing class in graduate school, they both confessed to writing about God. They bonded one night while reading the Book of Ruth and came to truly understand the unlikely friendship of Ruth and Naomi. In these two Old Testament women, they witnessed a beautiful spiritual friendship and a way of walking with one another toward God. But how could they travel this path together when they would be separated by distance and time and leading busy lives as they established marriages and careers? They decided to write letters to each other-- at first, for each day of Lent, but those days extended into years. Their letters became a memoir in real time and reveal deeply personal and profound accounts of conversion, motherhood, and crushing tragedy; through it all, their faith and friendship sustained them. Told through their letters, it conveys the emotional struggle of how one spiritual friendship is formed and tested in tragedy, tempered and proven in hope.
When Melanie D'Angelo arrived at Rose Cottage, she was only looking to mend her shattered heart and restore the beautiful house her grandmother once called home. The last thing she wanted was to become involved with her landscape designer!
"Brought to you by your favorite knitwear designers, here are 101 playful patterns, each requiring only a single ball of yarn. So choose an orphan skein from your secret stash and start stitching lively scarves, bags, hats, shawls, and dozens of other fun little projects. Bet you can't knit just one!" -- back cover.
Former FBI Special Agent Sloane Burbank survived a life-threatening injury sustained in the line of duty, only to face leaving a job she loves in order to recuperate. As an independent consultant, she now uses her specialized skills to train law enforcement and private organizations in crisis resolution. But when one of her closest childhood friends mysteriously disappears, and the woman's parents beg for her help, Sloane takes the case--even though her ex-lover Derek Parker is the FBI agent in charge.
The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.
Two sisters look upon a beach vacation with their father, his woman friend, and her son, as two weeks in the wrong place with the wrong people.
A modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores. The story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions of a woman and her family touched by war, tragedy, and the devastating secrets of one forbidden love ... bittersweet and evergreen.
When Jagger plan to open a new club, goth-girl Raven and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, must figure out what the nefarious vampire has in store for the Dullsville's vampire population.
A conference of specialists on the occult is convened to analyze two 19th century ghost hauntings, one in Tennessee, the other in Connecticut. Attended by such experts as Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the conference attempts to arrive at an explanation. By the author of The Dancing Floor.
In 1934, a thirteen-year-old with a gift for numbers is offered the chance to leave her family's dairy farm to spend one term at an exclusive Philadelphia girls' school preparing for a scholarship exam.
In this semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel, thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, after losing his mother, is sent from New Orleans to live with the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at Skully's Landing, the decaying mansion in rural Alabama, his father is nowhere to be found.
All Lady Prudence wants for Christmas is to keep her family out of the poorhouse. Easily done if her father would stop gambling away what little is left of their fortune. But when Pru arrives at London's most notorious gaming hell to haul her father home, she marches right into its wickedly handsome and utterly infuriating proprietor, Lord Stockton--who has no intention of letting a lady into his establishment. With that wicked man in her way, Pru knows she's going to need nothing short of a miracle to make her Christmas wish come true.
Emma's search for her twin sister's killer becomes complicated by the return of the twin's birth mother.
Everywhere she turns, Linda Randolph hears voices: from empty dark corners and lonely rooms. But it is the house itself that speaks the loudest, telling Linda to run for her life. Her husband, Gordon, the noted statesman and scholar, suggests she's losing her mind. Linda almost hopes it's true, because the alternate explanation is too terrible to contemplate: that Gordon is intimately involved with dark, diabolical forces beyond the scope of the natural and rational. Either Linda Randolph is half-mad ... or her husband is pure evil.
In a castle in Yorkshire a baronet with a dark secret has become obsessed with the idea of leaving his castle in a state of perfection for his handsome heir. From London comes an ambitious architect with grandiose ideas, and Olivia, his beautiful and impulsive daughter. In this tale of passion, mystery and tragedy set at the time of the Seven Years' War (1756-63) these prove an explosive mixture. When her father and the baronet fall out is Olivia to be thwarted in love as well as in her hopes of ever unravelling the castle's secret? Is young Gerard Kirby worthy of her love and in the end who truly is the heir to Castle Kirby?
"When Gracie MacDougal returns to Seagull Point, Virginia, seeking to reform her workaholic ways, she discovers more than relaxation. The picturesque town calls to her, as does the waterfront Victorian house she envisions as the perfect bed-and-breakfast. But one person stands between Gracie and her new goal...and he isn't budging. Southern charmer Kevin Daniels isn't interested in selling Gracie's dream house, but he's definitely interested in something else...her. Enticing the uptight businesswoman into letting down her hair becomes his new mission in life, but beyond that? He already has way too many people depending on him, and has no intention of adding one more. Gracie's not looking for a home. Kevin's not looking for a wife. But sometimes even the best intentions can wind up going wonderfully awry."--p. of cover.
A top county prosecutor from Oregon is accused of murdering her estranged husband, Justice Robert Griffen, soon after the mysterious death of Griffen's female law clerk.
This the story of a Bahamian Out Island girl who dared to reach beyond her circumstances and persisted in moving forward, against all odds and the prejudices of mankind, to experiences and successes never imagined. This is the story of how my life unfolded based on three key factors: a difficult personal decision early in life, two important blessings, and my love for my island country. These factors continue to influence my life daily. At age sixteen, I made an unconditional sacrifice by not completing my high school education in favor of supporting Mama and five of my younger brothers until they were able to support themselves.