The Waterway Girls

Author: Milly Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473538793

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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THE FIRST NOVEL IN MILLY ADAMS' BRAND NEW SAGA SERIES. Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Nancy Revell. War lands them in the same boat. Can they pull together? October 1943, West London Nineteen-year-old Polly Holmes is leaving poor bombed London behind to join the war effort on Britain’s canals. Stepping aboard the Marigold amid pouring rain, there’s lots for Polly to get to grips with. Not least her fellow crew: strong and impetuous Verity, whose bark is worse than her bite, and seasoned skipper Bet. With her sweetheart away fighting in the RAF and her beloved brother killed in action, there’s plenty of heartache to be healed on the waterway. And as Polly rolls up her sleeves and gets stuck into life on board the narrowboat – making the gruelling journey London up to Birmingham – she will soon discover that a world of new beginnings awaits amid the anguish of the war. Praise for Milly Adams: 'Well researched, with an engaging heroine and a delightful ending.' Anna Jacobs 'Milly Adams' readers will find the story and its rich cast of characters very appealing.' Lizzie Lane
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Hope on the Waterways

Author: Milly Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473538815

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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When all seems lost, they find strength in each other. THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE UPLIFTING WATERWAY GIRLS SERIES. Perfect for fans of Donna Douglas and Nancy Revell. 'The description and characterisation is so finely wrought that I was frequently stunned when I stopped reading to find myself on my sofa' - Tracy Baines ___________________________________________ January 1945, West London: Sylvia Simpson is flourishing in her role aboard the Marigold and has quickly become an invaluable member of the crew. But as the V-I and V-2 rockets draw closer, someone from her past is about to burst into their lives. Now Sylvia must choose between keeping the promises she has made, and remaining loyal to the people she loves the most. Polly and Verity are still waiting for their sweethearts’ safe return, and soon find they have their own battles to fight on the home front. It will take all their resolve to keep their heads above water, but as long as they stick together there will always be hope.
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Love on the Waterways

Author: Milly Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473538807

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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THE SECOND NOVEL IN MILLY ADAMS' BRAND NEW SAGA SERIES. Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Nancy Revell. 'I raced through it and loved every word.' - Frost Magazine March 1944, West London: it’s been five months since Verity Clement fled home for a life on Britain’s canals, and she could never have imagined how tough it would get. Yet hauling cargo between London and Birmingham is far easier to face than the turbulence she’s left behind. When Verity’s sweetheart returns unexpectedly from the front line, she dares to dream of a brighter future. But life aboard the Marigold is never smooth sailing. New recruit Sylvia is struggling with demons from her past, while crewmate Polly must carry on in the wake of devastating news. Verity does her best to help, but a shocking discovery is about to turn her own life upside-down. As the realities of war begin to take their toll, the waterway girls will have to pull together if they are to survive the uncertain times ahead... Praise for Milly Adams: 'Well researched, with an engaging heroine and a delightful ending.' Anna Jacobs 'Milly Adams' readers will find the story and its rich cast of characters very appealing.' Lizzie Lane
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Into the Water - Traue keinem. Auch nicht dir selbst.

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Author: Paula Hawkins

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641209323

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Der neue Spannungsroman von Paula Hawkins nach dem internationalen Nr.-1-Bestseller Girl on the Train. »Julia, ich bin’s. Du musst mich anrufen. Bitte, Julia. Es ist wichtig ...« In den letzten Tagen vor ihrem Tod rief Nel Abbott ihre Schwester an. Julia nahm nicht ab, ignorierte den Hilferuf. Jetzt ist Nel tot. Sie sei gesprungen, heißt es. Julia kehrt nach Beckford zurück, um sich um ihre Nichte zu kümmern. Doch sie hat Angst. Angst vor diesem Ort, an den sie niemals zurückkehren wollte. Vor lang begrabenen Erinnerungen, vor dem alten Haus am Fluss, vor der Gewissheit, dass Nel niemals gesprungen wäre. Und am meisten fürchtet Julia das Wasser und den Ort, den sie Drowning Pool nennen ...
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Solange der Fluss uns trägt

Author: Joe Monninger

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717613

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Cobb und Mary begegnen sich beim Kajakfahren auf dem Allagash River in der rauen Wildnis von Maine. Während sie die reißenden Stromschnellen des Flusses gemeinsam bezwingen, verlieben sich die beiden ineinander. Sie spüren, dass sie zusammengehören, doch das Leben stellt ihre Liebe auf eine harte Probe. Denn Mary leidet an einer schweren Krankheit, mit der sie Cobb nicht belasten will. Doch Cobb schwört, sie auf ihrem Weg ins Ungewisse zu begleiten ...
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Die Entbehrlichen

Roman

Author: Ninni Holmqvist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596183319

Category:

Page: 262

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Eternal on the Water

Author: Joseph Moninnger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0731815416

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1389

From the day Cobb and Mary meet kayaking on Maine's Allagash River and fall deeply in love, the two approach life with the same sense of adventure they use to conquer the river's treacherous rapids. But rivers do not let go so easily...and neither does their love. So when Mary's life takes the cruelest turn, she vows to face those rough waters on her own terms and asks Cobb to promise, when the time comes, to help her return to their beloved river for one final journey. Set against the rugged wilderness of Maine, the exotic islands of Indonesia, the sweeping panoramas of Yellowstone National Park, and the tranquil villages of rural New England, Eternal on the Wateris at once heartbreaking and uplifting -- a timeless, beautifully rendered story of true love's power.
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Eine Geschichte der Wölfe

Roman

Author: Emily Fridlund

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827079705

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2277

In den dunklen Wäldern von Minnesota wächst Linda in den kläglichen Überresten einer Kommune auf. Ihre Eltern sind über das Scheitern ihrer Hippie-Ideale zu Eigenbrötlern geworden, in der High-School kommt sie sich vor wie eine Außerirdische. In ihrer Isolation fühlt sich Linda wie magisch hingezogen zu ihrer Klassenkameradin Lily und zu ihrem Geschichtslehrer, Mr. Grierson. Es ist ein Schock, als der wegen des Besitzes von Kinderpornographie verhaftet wird und dann auch noch Lily von der Schule verschwindet. Linda hat niemand, mit dem sie über all das reden könnte. Da zieht eine Familie neu an den See. Alles bei ihnen scheint Linda gut und schön. Sie wird die Babysitterin des kleinen Paul und sehnt sich danach zu dieser heilen Familie zu gehören. Doch als Paul schwer krank wird, bleiben seine Eltern seltsam inaktiv. Soll Linda trotzdem einen Arzt rufen und damit das gute Verhältnis zu ihren "neuen Freunden" riskieren? Eine vielleicht unmögliche Entscheidung für eine Vierzehnjährige, die ihr ganzes weiteres Leben beeinflussen wird....
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Das Wunder von Berlin

1936: Wie neun Ruderer die Nazis in die Knie zwangen

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641093309

Category: History

Page: 496

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Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.
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Don't You Cry - Falsche Tränen

Author: Mary Kubica

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676662

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Mitbewohnerin. Freundin. Mörderin? Eines Nachts verschwindet die junge Studentin Esther Vaughan spurlos aus ihrem Apartment in Chicago. Ihre Mitbewohnerin Quinn findet nur einen mysteriösen Brief, der sie vor die Frage stellt, wie gut sie die vermeintlich brave Frau wirklich kennt. Als sie dann noch erfährt, dass schon längst per Anzeige nach einer Nachmieterin für ihr Zimmer gesucht wird, bekommt sie langsam Angst. Quinn beginnt zu recherchieren: Was ist eigentlich aus dem Mädchen geworden, das vorher mit Esther zusammengewohnt hat? Je mehr sie erfährt, desto mehr bringt Quinn sich in tödliche Gefahr. "Verursacht Gänsehaut!” Entertainment Weekly "Nervenaufreibend und außergewöhnlich.” LA Times "Ein fesselnder psychologischer Thriller!” New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Lisa Scott "Dieses Buch geht unter die Haut und lässt einen nicht mehr los. Großartig!" The Sun
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Boat Girl

A Memoir of Youth, Love, and Fiberglass

Author: Melanie Neale

Publisher: Beating Windward Press

ISBN: 098382522X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the author's family lived aboard a 47-foot sailboat, spending their summers along the U.S. East Coast and their winters in the Bahamas. As an adult, she lived aboard her own 28-foot sailboat and had several relationships trying to find someone who wasn't intimidated by her stubborn independence and free-spirited lifestyle.
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A Runaway Witness

Author: Dolores Strandberg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469119307

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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After witnessing a murder involving her boss, a secretary turns to a Federal Marshall for help. She testifies at her bosss trial and then has to run for her life with the assistance of a number of law enforcement officials including the FBI. No one seems to be able to protect her as she begins traveling to numerous places across the USA in an attempt to avoid being killed. Even the people sent to protect her are suspect. Changing her name and using various disguises fail to keep her enemies from locating her. During her moves to various places she befriends two young run-away girls and later a young boy who become part of her life, along with the Federal Marshall who proves to be more than he seems. She finds help and friendship in unexpected places and eventually her problems come to a happy, though unexpected conclusion, when more than one person she trusts have become her enemies. This is a fictional story though most of the places mentioned are actual communities in and around the USA. My Father was in law enforcement and several characters are similar to some of his friends that I knew during his lifetime, though their names and places they lived are not as portrayed in my story.
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Great Girls in Michigan History

Author: Patricia Majher

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814340741

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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A deep-sea diver, a dancer, an activist, an aviator, a singer, and a soldier—Great Girls in Michigan History highlights some of the girls from Michigan’s past who did amazing things before they turned twenty years old. Author Patricia Majher presents easy-to-read mini-biographies of twenty girls with ties to Michigan, representing a variety of personal backgrounds and interests, locations across the state, and historical time periods. Majher introduces little-known stories, like those of female aviator Nancy Harkness (Love), pioneer Anna Howard Shaw, escaped slave Dorothy Butler, professional baseball player Marilyn Jenkins, union leader Myra Komaroff (Wolfgang), and Native American writer Jane Johnston (Schoolcraft). She also includes figures that many readers will recognize—including First Lady Betty Bloomer (Ford), jockey Julie Krone, Motown star Diana Ross, and tennis champion Serena Williams. Majher shows that while life wasn’t always easy for these girls, they were able to overcome any number of obstacles to achieve their goals. Great Girls in Michigan History includes a brief section on each girl’s life after the age of twenty and a glossary of selected vocabulary words at the end of the book. With its depictions of young women who have not typically been represented in history texts, this book will be inspirational reading for upper elementary school students (ages 8 to 12) and welcomed by Michigan schools, bookstores, and public libraries.
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Black Wood

A deliciously dark thriller with a shocking secret at its heart

Author: SJI Holliday

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845029690

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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He spots the two girls through the cracked screen of beech, sycamore and leg-scratching gorse: a flash of red skirt and a unison of giggles . . . The smaller girl sees him first and she lets out a strange little squeak and jumps back, grabbing onto the other girl’s T-shirt, revealing a flash of milky white shoulder. He grins. Something happened to Claire and Jo in Black Wood: something that left Claire paralysed and Jo with deep mental scars. But with Claire suffering memory loss and no evidence to be found, nobody believes Jo’s story. Twenty-three years later, a familiar face walks into the bookshop where Jo works, dredging up painful memories and rekindling her desire for vengeance. And at the same time, Sergeant David Gray is investigating a balaclava-clad man who is attacking women on a disused railway, shocking the sleepy village of Banktoun. But what is the connection between Jo’s visitor and the masked man? To catch the assailant, and to give Jo her long-awaited justice, Gray must unravel a tangled web of past secrets, broken friendship and tainted love. But can he crack the case before Jo finds herself with blood on her hands? REVIEWS ‘A deliciously dark thriller with a shocking secret at its heart’ Fergus McNeill, author ofEye Contact ‘A dark, chilling read that moves fast and builds to a brilliant climax. Superb.’ Steve Cavanagh, author ofThe Defence ‘In her atmospheric debut, Holliday effectively and spookily evokes small-town claustrophobia and backbiting. An edgy and authentic new voice in crime fiction.’ Anya Lipska, author ofWhere the Devil Can’t Go ‘A fast-paced and chilling psychological thriller from an exciting new talent. If you liked Broadchurch, you’ll love this.’ Mark Edwards and Louise Voss, authors ofFrom The Cradle ‘Darkly atmospheric and utterly absorbing.’ Jane Isaac, author ofThe Truth Will Out ‘A plot which weaves and twists its way around a tight-knit community... [where] old sins return to haunt some damaged people and the atmosphere is thick with unspoken dread... You won’t read a more shocking, or satisfying, thriller this year.’ James Benmore, author ofDodger ‘A deeply unsettling story of bad deeds, complex loyalties and secrets better left buried,Black Woodis a thrilling debut which grips from the very first page and doesn’t let go.’ Eva Dolan, author ofLong Way Home ‘Holliday has a knack for creating fascinating, well-observed, and sometimes quirky characters.Black Woodis dark and twisty with a creepy atmosphere that pervades this compelling tale from first page to last. I was gripped. A fantastic new voice on the block.’ Amanda Jennings, author ofThe Judas Scar ‘Hugely satisfying twists and great characterisation, creepy and astute.’ Sarah Hilary, author ofSomeone Else’s Skin ‘A chilling exploration of the darkness that can hide in even the smallest of communities. A superb debut.’ David Jackson, author ofThe Helper ‘I was drawn intoBlack Wood- drip-fed with intrigue, mystery and menace. It has an absorbing storyline with interesting and engaging characters. An exciting debut novel.’ Mel Sherratt, author ofWatching Over You
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The Harbour Girl

Author: Val Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446438821

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Scarborough, 1880 Jeannie spends her days watching the harbour girls and waiting for Ethan Wharton to come in on his father's fishing smack. Jeannie had always expected to marry the loyal and dependable Ethan. But then she meets Harry, a stranger who has come to visit from Hull for the day, and she falls for him. When Jeannie finds herself pregnant and Harry breaks his promise to come back for her, she is left isolated. She and her child move to Hull where her life is touched by illness, tragedy and poverty. She longs for the simpler times of her past, and wonders if she will ever find someone who will truly love her - and if Ethan will ever forgive her . . . If you enjoy books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.
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On the Look-out

A Partial Autobiography

Author: Charles Hubert Sisson

Publisher: Carcanet Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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C.H.Sisson was many things: poet, soldier, civil servant, critic and novelist. This is his autobiography of the first fifty years of his life.
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Sarah Boone

A Lowcountry Girl

Author: Adams, Michelle

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455611621

Category:

Page: N.A

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Indians and Emigrants

Encounters on the Overland Trails

Author: Michael L. Tate

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806147342

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 8694

In the first book to focus on relations between Indians and emigrants on the overland trails, Michael L. Tate shows that such encounters were far more often characterized by cooperation than by conflict. Having combed hundreds of unpublished sources and Indian oral traditions, Tate finds Indians and Anglo-Americans continuously trading goods and news with each other, and Indians providing various forms of assistance to overlanders. Tate admits that both sides normally followed their own best interests and ethical standards, which sometimes created distrust. But many acts of kindness by emigrants and by Indians can be attributed to simple human compassion. Not until the mid-1850s did Plains tribes begin to see their independence and cultural traditions threatened by the flood of white travelers. As buffalo herds dwindled and more Indians died from diseases brought by emigrants, violent clashes between wagon trains and Indians became more frequent, and the first Anglo-Indian wars erupted on the plains. Yet, even in the 1860s, Tate finds, friendly encounters were still the rule. Despite thousands of mutually beneficial exchanges between whites and Indians between 1840 and 1870, the image of Plains Indians as the overland pioneers’ worst enemies prevailed in American popular culture. In explaining the persistence of that stereotype, Tate seeks to dispel one of the West’s oldest cultural misunderstandings.
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