Afternoons with Emily

A Novel

Author: Rose MacMurray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316077127

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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In mid-19th-century Amherst, Emily Dickinson is famous both for her notable family and for her reclusive ways, and only Miranda Chase, a smart girl with big plans for her own life, is allowed to enter the budding poet's very private world. At first, their Monday afternoon visits involve discussing books over piping hot cups of tea, but when Miranda begins exploring her own yearnings--for love, for an education, even for a career--she discovers that being a friend of Emily's is not without its dangers. The very charisma that has inspired her becomes a web of intrigue, and to escape it, Miranda will imperil her reputation, her independence, and even her dreams. Drawing on letters, poems, and everything that is known about Dickinson's life, AFTERNOONS WITH EMILY is a vivid portrait of America's most famous poet, a coming-ofage story that spans the Civil War, and a tale of two brilliant women who each chose to break with convention and live life on their own terms.

Emily's Quest

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373867

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 232

View: 3732


‘Emily’s Quest’ is the final tale in The Emily Starr Series, and tells the story of Emily being separated from her childhood sweetheart and agreeing to marry another man. This early work by L. M. Montgomery was originally published in 1927 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30th November 1874, New London, in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Her mother, Clara Woolner (Macneil), died before Lucy reached the age of two and so she was raised by her maternal grandparents in a family of wealthy Scottish immigrants. In 1908 Montgomery produced her first full-length novel, titled 'Anne of Green Gables'. It was an instant success, and following it up with several sequels, Montgomery became a regular on the best-seller list and an international household name. Montgomery died in Toronto on 24th April 1942.

Emily's Vow (A More Perfect Union Series, Book 1)

Author: Betty Bolte

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 161417654X

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 385


"Beautifully descriptive passages paint vivid images making the reader experience the times." ~Laura S. Reading, Amazon Verified Reviewer A Nation's Secrets Forestall Marriage Amid Scandal and Lies in EMILY'S VOW, a Historical American Romance by Betty Bolte Charleston, South Carolina, October 1782 Emily Sullivan's greatest fear is dying in childbirth, as did her twin sister and their mother. Then she's thrown in a loyalist prison for her privateering father's raids on the British, and her accuser--a former beau--promises to recant if she will marry him. Frank Thomson always loved Emily despite her refusal to return his affections. A patriot spy posing as a loyalist officer, when Frank learns of Emily's plight, he challenges her accuser to a duel. Freed from prison, Emily ponders returning the affections of her rescuer--the only man she's ever loved and who married her twin to save the Sullivan family's reputation. But Frank cannot afford to be discovered. For the sake of young America, he must deliver his secrets. AWARDS: International Book Awards, Finalist PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Betty Bolte is known for her detailed research and true-to-period imagery. Her work delights readers who appreciate a historical experience. This story does NOT contain vulgar language and DOES include mildly explicit sexual situations. We hope you enjoy it! REVIEWS: "Truly a marvel to read and I loved every minute of the story." ~Lynelle, Touring Host Reviewer "I recommend to all that want to learn more about the process of the American Revolution and the experiences of the women in the 18th century." ~Deniza Futuro, eBook Discovery Reviewer A MORE PERFECT UNION SERIES, in order: Emily's Vow Amy's Choice Samantha's Secret Evelyn's Promise

The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Author: Liz Kessler,Sarah Gibb

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763628115

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6872


After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world.

All We Ever Wanted

Author: Emily Giffin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473566045

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2370


Could one bad decision tear two families apart? Everyone’s seen the compromising photo of Lyla, a scholarship kid in a prestigious private school. Everyone knows that Nina’s son, expensively prepared for success since childhood, took the photo. And everyone thinks they know who to blame. As events spiral out of control, Nina and Lyla – both outsiders in the elite social circle they inhabit – are drawn together in an unlikely bond of friendship. Because this photograph is forcing them to question who they really are – and who they are becoming. Already a New York Times bestseller and one of the most talked-about books of the year, this is a gripping novel about second chances, dark family secrets and how it’s never too late to be the person you want to be. ______________________________ What Emily's readers are saying: ‘I could not put this book down [...] gorgeously written, and moving’ – real 5-star reader review ‘this truly affected me on so many levels [...] [I] finished this book in one day’ – real 5-star reader review ‘I love Lyla. Everything about her rings true to today's high school girl’ – real 5-star reader review ‘I love Emily Giffin’s books, but this one has to be my favourite [...] I’m sad it’s over’ – real 5-star reader review ‘This latest novel by Emily Giffin is quite the page turner! This was a one day read for me [...] timely and thought provoking’ – real 5-star reader review ‘I absolutely love the characters that Emily creates and her stories are so true-to-life. A must read!’ – real 5-star reader review ‘Finished in two days! Really loved it and it kept me hooked throughout’ – real 5-star reader review ‘I read it in two days because I couldn’t put it down. Thought provoking, timely [...] this book is a gem!’ – real 5-star reader review ‘masterfully addresses the influence of social media and exposure on teens, family, and community, class [...] smooth, believable, and never heavy-handed [...] and a perfect book club read’ – real 5-star reader review ______________________________ 'Irresistible... All We Ever Wanted will sink its teeth into you immediately and refuse to let go until the novel's thrilling conclusion' – PopSugar 'If you’re looking for a book about romance, single parenthood, race, gender injustice, lost love, or high-class privilege, this novel is for you... All We Ever Wanted is an emotional journey that forces readers to think' – Associated Press 'All We Ever Wanted is a summer read with substance that will seriously make you think' – HelloGiggles 'Stellar... Giffin’s plot touches on social class and misogyny while delivering an excellent page-turning story' – Publishers Weekly 'Emily Giffin is the ultimate smart-girl beach read goddess' – Well+Good 'All We Ever Wanted is the book everyone will be talking about this summer.' – PopSugar

Poison in the Blood

Author: Robyn Bachar

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781725562318


Page: 280

View: 9765


She is honey to his throat...but one sweet taste could part them forever... Banished from home while her husband adjusts to life as an immortal, blood-drinking chronicler, Emily Black is homesick, heartsick and struggling under the constant sensory barrage of a city drenched in ancient magic. When an old friend asks for her aid in solving a string of murders, she welcomes the distraction, despite the danger. Justine Dubois is grateful for a seer's help, and more understanding than anyone of Emily's plight. As a guardian, Justine commands respect; as a woman, her magic is considered inferior. Together, they are determined to prove their worth to London's magicians, starting with solving these murders-with maybe a bit of matchmaking on the side. Long before he met his soul mate, Michael Black made a commitment to join the Order of St. Jerome. He will live forever, forced to watch the woman he loves age and die. As Emily hunts the murderer, Michael struggles to protect her. But if he loses control of his hunger, the greatest threat to her safety could be Michael himself. Note: This edition also contains the novella The Importance of Being Emily. "This is a wonderfully imaginative tale that begs a re-read just so that every detail and nuance can be savored." -RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Star review for The Importance of Being Emily "The second installment of the Emily Chronicles brings fans right back into the dark, imaginative world of a London filled with magic and the fascinating characters who control it. ... Bachar keeps the plot moving along nicely, and her inventiveness makes the world of this story come to life." -RT Book Reviews, 4 Star review for Poison in the Blood

Model Student

A Tale of Co-eds and Cover Girls

Author: Robin Hazelwood

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307347109

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6507


It’s the late 1980s—hair is big, Lycra is rampant, and supermodels rule the earth. Every girl in America dreams of becoming the next Cindy, Claudia, or Naomi, and seventeen-year-old Emily Woods is no different. She looks different, though—striking enough to start a career. Despite the protestations of her hippie parents, she plunges into the glamorous but grueling world of professional modeling. But Emily is more than just a small-town beauty with stars in her eyes: She’s been accepted to Columbia University, and she’s not about to let couture and klieg lights get in the way of an Ivy League education. Thus begins Emily’s double life: cramming for a final at an exotic swimsuit shoot in the Caribbean; fighting the freshman fifteen to avoid the wrath of her agent; owning a closet full of Versace but nothing to wear to a frat party; sitting in a women’s studies class while ads featuring girls she knows are picked apart; juggling the attention of both college guys and the sought-after fashion photographer of the moment. But as Emily pursues her chic fantasy of Vogue covers and prestigious cosmetic campaigns, her priorities start to shift. In the ultra-competitive quest for supermodel fame and fortune, strutting off the runway to study Shakespeare might mean letting another pretty face snag her stilettos, and Emily’s thisclose to getting a leg up on her dreams. Before long, the seamier side of the fashion industry—cocaine and cads, collagen and implants, fad diets and eating disorders—becomes close up and personal. All of a sudden, Emily realizes how far she’s strayed from her dream of having it all. With sliding grades that threaten her future at Columbia and spotty bookings that put her career as a model in question, Emily is finally forced to make a choice between style and substance. Dazzling, dramatic, and as real as it gets, Model Student shines a spotlight behind the scenes and reminds us why you can’t judge a book by its cover girl. From the Hardcover edition.

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A New Start Series Boxed Set: Books 1-5

The Complete Series

Author: Charlene Carr

Publisher: Coastal Lines

ISBN: 1988232090

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Life is messy. Love is hard. Friendship will carry you through … Wounded and flawed, four friends struggle to fight their inner demons, overcome the scars from their pasts, and find the strength to let love in. If you like complex characters, true-to-life story-lines, and raw emotion, then you’ll love Charlene Carr’s A New Start Series. "Heart wrenching and unpredictable," this complete five book series takes the reader on a journey through the hearts of headstrong, independent women as they navigate the moments in life that make us or break us. Order today and you’ll also get access to Before I Knew You, a spin-off novella, plus an exclusive bonus chapter connecting the stories. Over 1000 pages and over 650 five star reviews for the series on Goodreads and the major retailers. Click 'Buy Now' to start reading the books thousands have loved. Have a tissue handy, but expect some laughs as well. SKINNY ME Whirling from a life that seems entirely out of her control, will Jennifer Carpenter succeed in fulfilling her dream to become the ideal version of herself—a thinner version—no matter the cost? A fascinating and at times disturbing look at the lies we tell ourselves about what it means to be happy. WHERE THERE IS LIFE Autumn’s blissful newlywed life is abruptly shattered when she wakes up in a hospital unable to remember her accident or why her husband’s not there. As she starts to regain her memory, will she be able to confront the truth? A riveting story about love, loss, and finding one’s way. BY WHAT WE LOVE Eloise Grant has worked her whole life to ensure she never has to depend on anyone but herself. Determined to have it all, can she to keep the life she’s sure she deserves while battling with memories of a past she’d rather forget? Smart, entertaining, complex, and satisfying. FOREVER IN MY HEART After years of heartbreak and disappointment, Tracey Sampson has finally met a man she can trust. Will delving into her past propel her toward a better future or will fear continue to hold her back? A deep and passionate read about coming to terms with your imperfections and insecurities. WHISPERS OF HOPE After some devastating news, Tracey is forced to acknowledge that not everyone gets their happily ever after. Sick of being tormented by the fear she’s a broken woman, will Tracey succeed in taking matters into her own hands? A tale of heartbreak and desperation, perfect for any woman who has struggled to make her dreams come true.