Born to Trouble

All she wanted was a better life...

Author: Rita Bradshaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755375963

Category: Fiction

Page: 297

View: 9022

A young woman struggles to escape her past, in order to find the happiness she so desperately craves... Born to Trouble by Rita Bradshaw is a compelling saga guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Kitty Neale. Born into the worst of families in Sunderland's filthy, crime-ridden East End, Pearl Croft's childhood is miserable. Shortly after her violent, drunken father is killed in a fight, Pearl's elder brothers are sent to prison leaving her, still a child herself, to care for her baby brothers. Pearl's mother brings her 'clients' to the house, one of whom has a penchant for little girls... Terrified and hurt, Pearl runs away from home and is found, feverish and near death, by Romany gypsies. But this is far from the end of Pearl's struggles. Years pass, and as Pearl reaches womanhood she begins to wonder if she is simply born to trouble or will she find happiness one day? What readers are saying about Born to Trouble: 'Love, loss, poverty, family and success - even touched on WW1' 'Loved it from beginning to end. Lovely, romantic story of rags to riches' 'I loved this book, it kept me enthralled right to the end. I couldn't put it down'

Cold Cruel Winter

Author: Chris Nickson

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780100817

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2399

Second in the highly-acclaimed Richard Nottingham historical mystery series 1732. Richard Nottingham, Constable of the City of Leeds, is grieving the death of his daughter, but he must rouse himself from his lethargy when the body of wealthy wool merchant Samuel Graves is discovered, his throat slit, the skin razed from his back. Why would the killer want Graves' skin? When Nottingham receives a slim, bound volume entitled The Journal of a Wronged Man he discovers the shocking answer - and it hurls him into a desperate battle for survival against a ruthless killer with old scores to settle.

Life's Tales

A Book of Short Stories

Author: Joy Burkey,Dave Burkey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465320490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 514

View: 6912

Life. Thats what this book is about. This book is a compilation of several different stories about several different things, written over several years. They are about different peoples lives. From a Time Traveler saving his world, to a group of Freedom Fighters returning the US government to how its supposed to be; also the history several different civilizations. It includes the life of Anne, who searches for her brothers plans for a renewable energy machine; also the life and romance of a few couples as they grow in friendship, then love. Finally, it tells the lifes tales of two young ladies who can change peoples lives for the better. We hope you enjoy reading these tales.

Pair of Jacks

A Novel

Author: Michael Batdorf

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440144818

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 332

View: 8850

When thirteen-year-old, poker-playing psychic Jack Holden, Jr. is kidnapped, he begins a cross-country road trip like no other. He is soon leading a mission to find and rescue his missing poker pro father, Jack "Texas" Holden, from captors who force him to use his own "Poker Power" to make them rich. During his journey, young Jack makes friends, finds love, wins fortunes from the superstars of professional poker, and dodges bounty hunters who are out to stop him. In the end, Jack must choose his fate as his psychic powers and love for his family and friends are put to the test at the secret gambling den in the Nevada desert where his father is imprisoned. Full of suspense, twists, humor and action, Pair of Jacks is fantastic fiction, high adventure, filled with unforgettable characters and events. Michael Batdorf's writing has an amazing, fresh, unique voice. Katrina Kittle, Author, The Kindness of Strangers (William Morrow publishers) Michael Batdorf has a dark and dangerous mind, and I mean that in a good way. Pair of Jacks is a terrific book - it has a novel story line, interesting characters, humor, drama, and the plot is well-constructed and full of surprises. Anne Greenberg, Former Editor, Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books

Born to Fight - The True Story of Richy 'Crazy Horse' Horsley

Author: Richy Horsley,Stephen Richards

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1782192565

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

View: 6073

I took some good shots from him and then I opened up my arsenal and we traded toe to toe. I had a burning desire in me to win and started to get him on the back foot, when I put him down with my right hand. He got up and took the count and the ref waved us to continue. I went after him like a predator, and was all over him, lefts and rights smashing into his head. The crowd loved it...To the unsuspecting, Richy Horsley could just be an unassuming thirty-something character. Yet in reality, Crazy Horse, as he is better known, is part of the underbelly of the hardman scene. Boxer, street fighter and bouncer, there are few men tougher. So tough is he that he has even accepted a challenge from Britain's most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson, to be his first boxing opponent on Bronson's eventual release.Richy did not become one of the staunchest fighters in the land without his fair share of turmoil. Having lost his father at an early age, he channelled his anger through his fists as he became embroiled in run-ins with the law. It was boxing that saw him turn his rage into something more positive and his anger was used on his opponents in the ring.A true warrior in heart and mind, Richy's name is one to be feared and respected. His story shows that even in the face of overwhelming odds, it is possible to become a real champion.

Riches of the Heart

A gritty and utterly compelling 1920s docklands saga

Author: June Tate

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755389395

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1406

Abandoned and alone, this is the unforgettable tale of one woman's search for happiness. Riches of the Heart by June Tate is a moving saga of one woman's encounters with poverty, tragedy and her chance for happiness. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Kitty Neale. '[Lily's] struggle to find happiness again makes this gritty saga compulsive reading' - Woman's Weekly Lily Pickford is just sixteen when her violent father throws her out of the house. Her first few nights are spent sleeping rough in Southampton's sleazy docklands, but her luck turns when stallholder Rachel Cohen gives her work and a place to stay where she regularly encounters Vittorio Teglia, a local villain who desires her. Her happiness is complete when she meets Tom McCann, a wild Irishman who only has eyes for Lily. When Lily is tragically forced to walk away from her new life, she is driven to the streets and prostitution, dreading the day that Tom discovers what she's become. A day that dawns all too soon... What readers are saying about Riches of the Heart: 'I love this storyline, the details of the old days, and the interesting characters' 'One of the best books l have ever read' 'Absolutely wonderful - five stars' Don't miss the heart-stopping sequel: No One Promised Me Tomorrow

Harlequin Nocturne April 2015 Box Set

Moonlight and Diamonds\Possessing the Witch

Author: Michele Hauf,Elle James

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460390636

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9120

Do you harbor passionate otherworldly desires where the normal and paranormal collide? Let Harlequin® Nocturne bring you into dark and dangerous territory where your senses will be awakened. This Nocturne box set includes Moonlight and Diamonds by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Michele Hauf and Possessing the Witch by Elle James. Harlequin® Nocturne features 2 new full-length paranormal romances for one great price every month!

Panning for Gold

Author: Doneareum S. Winston

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467059714

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 4468

Panning for Gold isthe remarkable and memorable journey of a youngman who has to come to terms with the adversities he had tostruggle againstas a child and teenager growing up in foster care from the ages of 6-19 years. His mother was a paranoid schizophrenic and he never knew his real father. All he had was his two younger brothers and his belief in a higher power to help him endure and overcome the pain. As his faith was constantly tested, he observed howmany people feel that the past should be left behind but his past constantly resurfaces as he bounces from home to home and shelter to shelter. The young childwas gifted in the literary arts but never accepted his talent because he wasalways too busy tryingto fit in with his surroundings to maintain a placement.It is a heartwrenching, yet funnytale of what many children today have toendurewhile coming from a broken home, but gives insight to what you can attain and achieve if only youstop to sift through the dirt of lifeand learn tobelieve in yourself; for who knows what you may find when you finally begin to look within.

Born to Run

A Novel of the Serrated Edge

Author: Mercedes Lackey,Larry Dixon

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0671721100

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

View: 5029

Three runaways become unwitting pawns in a deadly war between the good elves, whose interests lie in stock car racing, and the bad elves, who have gotten into kiddie porno rings and snuff films

Judgement Day is Over

Author: Robert Haynie

Publisher: eBooks2go, Inc

ISBN: 1425790739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

View: 2733

The title is about my Travels Through this country dealing with this Problem and the People who tell these lies on Purpose and the way people Response to lies and Gossip.

Drawn to Light

Author: James D. Hand

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477283189

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 4692

Eugene Pritchard is an overweight bully. A high school dropout, he has no plans for his future and spends his days walking around town, eating candy bars, and pinching himself out of a nervous habit. His low self-esteem is fueled by his dad's contempt for him and his mom's inability to stand up for him. He is content to be mired down in an aimless life. Things begin to turn around for him when he lands a job at a corner grocery store as a stock boy. He is surprised to discover that he enjoys working and begins to find some self-respect for the first time in his life. He now pinches himself to make sure he is awake. Little does he realize, however, that there are forces working against him, secrets from his past that must be revealed and that will steer his life in a different direction. Set in the southern Indiana town of Vincennes, this story portrays how a person's genetics and upbringing drive his future. When Eugene finally learns of his true heritage, he can finally begin to plan for the rest of his life.

Talk Softly

A Memoir

Author: Cynthia O'Neal

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 9940

Actress and model Cynthia O'Neal was living her dream life—married to the famous stage and screen actor Patrick O’Neal, the mother of two young sons, resident of the Dakota downstairs from John Lennon, owner of the successful Ginger Man restaurant, and frequent guest at dinner parties with Leonard Bernstein and Rudolf Nureyev. And then she changed course suddenly, surprisingly, and completely. The AIDS epidemic hit the arts community hard, and after seeing the multitude of people facing an unfamiliar and stigmatized disease completely alone, Cynthia walked into the fray. With the support of longtime friend Mike Nichols, she founded Friends in Deed and soon found herself spending her days in hospitals, cramped rooms, and dirty apartments, anywhere a patient needed a hug, a hand held, or confidence boosted. And when Patrick became ill and passed away in 1994, Cynthia had to work through her own grief instead of someone else’s and found her life transformed again. Talk Softly is the story of a life well-lived—with passion and compassion, in celebration of the joy of each moment, and with the ability to surprise yourself when you least expect to.

Five Hours Before Midnight: A Story of Fear, Faith, and Survival

Author: Mary Adams

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 1620203731

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4389

Pitch black velvety eerie sky that night, not a sound anywhere. I was rejected, betrayed, abused, and left for dead. Three days from nowhere, I thought my life was over, but the Lord rescued me. I ran twenty-five hundred miles away from one nightmare and wound up in another far worse. The man followed me for years. Despite my attempts to rid myself of this fearful specter, he was always there. Deep in my fear, God saved me once again. Up on that high, rigid Verdes Cliff with the raging water beneath me, death was all around. On the verge of insanity, the Lord stepped in and rescued me. He gave me back my life. This is my story of how, despite fearful circumstances, God is always there. No matter where you are, no matter what midnight hour you face, remember you are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus.

On the Field with ... Terrell Davis

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316094129

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 300

View: 2245

Superstar running back Terrell Davis helped his team, the Denver Broncos, to two consecutive Super Bowl titles, first in 1998, then again in 1999. He holds multiple records, including those for postseason rushing average, consecutive 100-yard rushing games in the postseason, and best per-game rushing average. A unanimous Pro Bowl selection for 1999 -- his third straight year of playing in that game -- Davis was also named MVP and Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press for 1999.

Catholic School Girls Rule

Author: Jess C. Scott

Publisher: jessINK

ISBN: 1458111334

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7566

DESCRIPTION: Summary: When BFFs Chantal and Aisyah meet a Catholic school boy and his androgynous best friend, the two couples collectively discover how much they really have in common. This story features in the short story collections, AFF (Asian Factual Fiction), and Primal Scream (full anthology). LENGTH: 16,000 words

Harvesting for Eternity

A Common Man with an Uncommon Faith

Author: Jerry Crane

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441549994

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 3176

God makes us free to accept. Why does God let us do the things we do? Do you want freedom and be told how to live at the same time? Do you agree that most people mess up their lives because they feel they are no good? God's grace helps us become real. It's a friendship between God and me (or you). As this friendship becomes more real, we can begin to see that we are built created by God for something infinite. This means we are built to last forever and to be forgiven when we do wrong. When someone loves us this much, we swallow our pride, we make a commitment and something happens that affects our whole life and those we come in contact with. - Jerry Crane [email protected]

White Lines

Author: Tracy Brown

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429915946

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2965

Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother's boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn't save her from a crack addiction. Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top. And her stormy romance with one of the fiercest hustlers on the streets makes White Lines one of the most unforgettable urban loves stories of the year.

Life Tree

Author: Anthony King


ISBN: 1409265277


Page: N.A

View: 3992


The Evil Legacy of Dr. Jürgen

Author: A.E Garcia ,Nico Sanchez

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622878191

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3120

It is 2007. The real estate bubble has burst and there are massive lay-offs across the country. Families are losing their homes. A California family dealing with layoffs and the impending repossession of their home has to depend on their faith in God to help them. In an answer to their prayers, the mother, Anne finds that she has inherited some acreage and a farm house from a mysterious Great-Uncle Carl. The family, which includes their three grown children and their families, leave behind their home in Los Angeles and move into this rural one. Their Grandfather, Tony, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, must come live with them. Surprisingly, he informs the family that he had once lived at the house, when it had been a Juvenile work-farm run by Anne's Great Uncle, Dr. Carl. He tells them his long-hid secret of being arrested and sent there. Upon their moving in, unusual things start happening. Family members feel uneasy. Items move by themselves. Shadows are seen moving about. Scratching noises are heard coming from a particular closet. With the help of a local photographer, who also dabbles in a 'Ghost Finders Club' they find evidence of a haunting. A psychic comes to investigate and identifies numerous spirits that are present, including a stronger, evil spirit. By reading hidden journals that were found in the barn, they discover that Great-Uncle Carl was a psychiatrist who ran the work farm for juvenile delinquents in the late 30's and early 40's. The doctor was friends with a powerful Los Angeles County judge. A deal was arranged between them for Dr. Carl to take in teens to treat them for various perceived mental illnesses. The doctor tries to perfect his new methods of orbital lobotomy and electro-shock therapy by using the boys as guinea pigs. With the help of a priest and a psychic the family attempts to remove the spirit of the dead doctor from the house. The culmination of the thrills occurs when a huge storm hits, leaving the occupants at the mercy of what remains in the house with them with nothing but each other. Keywords: Evil, Haunting, Lobotomy, Electro-Shock Therapy, Work Farms, Inheritance, Nuevo, California, Westchester, Los Angeles, Psychiatrist, Mental Hospital, Committed, Orbital Lobotomy, Mental Illness, Alzheimer's Disease, God, Faith, Courage, Belief, Abortion, Ghosts, Spirits, Religion, Priest, Séance, Psychic, Poltergeist, Legacy, Juvenile Delinquent.