A thrilling, dramatic and completely engaging tale of love, hope, intrigue and revenge on the island of Crete, as grandmother, mother and daughter unlock the secrets of tragic events during the Nazi occupation.
Wonderful characterization and very well reseasrched' 'A captivating and fascinating read' 'Recommended for anyone who loves historical fiction with a bit of mystery and a dash of romance' 'Oh my goodness, I absolutely adored this book!'
Author: Rachel Rhys
Publisher: Random House
'Rachel Rhys should be on everyone's summer reading lists' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'Iris is a heroine you’ll absolutely root for in this escapist tale of murder, intrigue and romance' Red 'Rachel Rhys has once again transported us to another time and place!’ Prima Set in the exotic city of Havana on the cusp of revolution, an English woman discovers mystery, romance and scandal in the atmospheric new novel by Rachel Rhys for fans of DINAH JEFFRIES, LUCINDA RILEY and SANTA MONTEFIORE 1957: Iris Bailey is bored to death of working in the typing pool and living with her parents in Hemel Hempstead. A gifted portraitist with a talent for sketching party guests, she dreams of becoming an artist. So she can’t believe her luck when socialite Nell Hardman invites her to Havana to draw at the wedding of her Hollywood director father. Far from home, she quickly realizes the cocktails, tropical scents and azure skies mask a darker reality. As Cuba teeters on the edge of revolution and Iris’s heart melts for troubled photographer Joe, she discovers someone in the charismatic Hardman family is hiding a terrible secret. Can she uncover the ugly truth behind the glamour and the dazzle before all their lives are torn apart? OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR RACHEL RHYS: 'Intoxicating' SANTA MONTEFIORE 'Transporting' SUNDAY TIMES 'A fabulous summer read' DAILY EXPRESS 'Escapist fun' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Delicious' SARRA MANNING
Island of Secrets is an epic love story. If you like generations-spanning drama, characters with hidden pasts, heart-warming romance and intrigue, then you’ll love Diane Demetre’s powerful novel in paradise.
Author: Diane Demetre
Publisher: Luminosity Publishing
Two love stories separated in time. Two women following their dreams. In a paradise littered with painful secrets, will love turn the tide? 1973. Cecilia “CiCi” Freemont has a restless soul and the voice of an angel. Leaving her privileged upbringing behind, she chases her dreams to the sandy beaches of an unspoiled Hawaiian paradise, Harbor Island. But life takes an unexpected turn when she falls for the island’s young heir-apparent and her newfound adventure becomes too much to bear . . . 2017. Investigative journalist Tina Templeton has dedicated herself to the pursuit of truth. But when she inherits Harbor Island, her career plans take a confusing twist. Managing the sprawling island estate is tough business even with the help of aging cabaret singer, CiCi Freemont. Especially when a massive ecological disaster threatens to destroy her beautiful beaches — and the responding coast guard captain steals her heart. As the investigation into the disaster reveals a 40-year-old mystery that could change their lives forever, will Tina find love among the secrets, or will CiCi’s painful past dash her dreams on the rocks? Island of Secrets is an epic love story. If you like generations-spanning drama, characters with hidden pasts, heart-warming romance and intrigue, then you’ll love Diane Demetre’s powerful novel in paradise. Buy Island of Secrets to fall in love with a tropical romantic mystery today!
conclusion that Polynesian seamen's migrations were made in three phases : in
the first they went from Asia through Micronesia towards the Solomon Islands and
the New Hebrides to the islands of Tonga and Samoa and to New Zealand ...
"A perfect setting and first-rate storytelling." —Ragnar Jónasson, bestselling author of The Dark Iceland series From international bestselling author, Jeffrey Siger, comes another heart-stopping story of corruption and intrigue.
Author: Jeffrey Siger
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"A perfect setting and first-rate storytelling." —Ragnar Jónasson, bestselling author of The Dark Iceland series From international bestselling author, Jeffrey Siger, comes another heart-stopping story of corruption and intrigue. The case begins for Athens' Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis with a literal bang when a corrupt former police colonel who runs a protection racket on Mykonos is gunned down. Suddenly, Kaldis is face-to-face with Greece's top crime bosses on an island whose natural beauty and reputation as an international playground belies the corruption lurking just beneath the surface. While Kaldis and his Special Crimes unit wrestle for answers, his wife, Lila, meets an American expat named Toni, a finder of stolen goods and a piano player in a gender-bending bar who has a zest for life and no apparent regard for rules. As Lila and Toni bond over a common desire to mentor young island girls trapped in an exploitative and patriarchal culture, they soon find that their efforts intersect with Kaldis' investigation in ways that prove to be dangerous for all involved... (Previously published as The Mykonos Mob)
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CONTENTS ISLAND OF SECRETS 7 THE BILLIONAIRE'S PASSION 201 Robyn.
Author: Robyn Donald
Billionaire's passion: "Billionaire Slade Hawkings is certain that Alli Pierce is a seductress and a gold digger! He travels to confront her. But their instant sexual attraction gives him another idea.... Innocent Alli has never met anyone like the arrogant Mr. hawkings. He may be the new owner of Valanu's hotel resort, but he doesn't own her....yet! Slade offers Alli a deal: he'll give her information regarding her background in return for a night of unbridled passion. He doesn't realize that Alli is a virgin!"--publisher.
A World of Secrets that No One Else Will Ever Know J. A. Ritenour. Chapter 3
JacHe For the next couple of weeks, I was on the island that David called
Annadiania for the mysteries that were still there, it was a usual schedule. In the
Author: J. A. Ritenour
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Have you ever been stranded?My name is Alex, or Alexandra Robinson fully. Nothing would get me out of bed in the morning other than just knowing the perfect guy is out there. Since my parents are divorced, I am forced to fly across the Atlantic Ocean from Paris to Florida every year. When my plane crashes, I get more than I ever dreamed. Adventure has a new name as I uncover secrets of this strange land that no one ever knew existed. My new found friends and I are now castaways on an Island that itself is alive. I mean everything is alive here--everything! With danger around every corner, will I ever see my family again?How on earth can we escape when there are mythical creatures that need us for food?Get ready for the action-packed story of Alex, her dreams and much, much more than just an island.Island of Secrets
I fear that if I do not win this wager he will break her heart. We set sail on the
morrow for an Island far away her father calls Leigh. If all goes well I shall make
Leigh Island our home... Chapter 17 The night was still and dark. Shane stood.
Author: Tammie Clarke Gibbs
Publisher: Tammie Clarke Gibbs
What if you received a note of warning dated hundreds of years before you were born? What if it was addressed to you?A Time Travel-A Love Story filled with Suspense-A Mystery that will keep you guessing til the end...On An Island of SecretsOne woman, two men and a love that transcends time get a second chance to prevent history from repeating itself. But will love be enough to win the battle against time and stop the force that "s kept them apart for centuries?Shane Alexander has realized he should never have allowed his ex-girlfriend to spend her honeymoon on his island, but he never dreamed she "d run to the tabloids and blab about seeing ghosts. With the future of Leigh Island in danger, he devises a plan to dispel her claims and unknowingly sets in motion events that bring him face to face with a past that not only threatens his future but his life.After breaking off her engagement, Lila Fitzpatrick wants a new beginning, but when she agrees to help her roommate by pretending to be a reporter, the last thing she expects to find is the man of her dreams. The question is what will he do when he finds out who she really is?
“Lots of people must have the same initials,” Barb argued. “The police are just
grasping at straws. Half the business owners on the island were down at the
station this morning, demanding action. They're afraid the tourists. Chapter ...
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
There is danger in the wind and scandal in the sand—and now Nancy’s about to discover where the bodies are buried! Behind the rustic charm of beautiful Block Island lurks an ugly secret...a secret worth killing for. The mystery begins when Nancy joins grad student Barb Sommers on her summer fieldwork—and makes a deadly discovery. Nancy may be able to help Barb, but there’s nothing she can do for fisherman Tom Haines, who has been murdered! Haines was not a nice guy. An operator and a hustler, he was always on the lookout for a big score. But he got in too deep and paid with his life, leaving behind an island full of suspects. Now it’s Nancy turn to stir up the waters...and she’s sure to stir up trouble. A killer’s on the loose, and Nancy’s swimming with the sharks!
Author: Neville J. Anderson-BuddPublish On: 2012-07-27
Four children are evacuated from London during World War II to live with their Grand Parents in the country Side near Bletchley Park where their parents work.
Author: Neville J. Anderson-Budd
Four children are evacuated from London during World War II to live with their Grand Parents in the country Side near Bletchley Park where their parents work. Near the house is a lake with an Island and when they explore it they find a cave with four tunnels leading from it. When they go down tunnel one they find they are looking into the future of London's Regent Street, a young girl from 2080 got lost and finds one of the boys and manages to get back with him to 1940. They find tunnel two goes to the past and 3 and 4 have the control machine so they can set the dates to the time they want to travel to, the girl Zara manages to go back to 2080 but finds destruction and devastation all around and realises her parents are dead, so she returns with the four others to live with them.
Not all find the bliss and peace they hope for. Island Secrets is a collection of stories about lives fraught with scandal, conflict, heartache and despair.
Author: Alwin Blum
Publisher: Monsoon Books
Beyond the Bali known from idyllic images of Hollywood movies and five-star resort holidays are the secret lives of men and women who flock to the island from around the world in search of new beginnings. Not all find the bliss and peace they hope for. Island Secrets is a collection of stories about lives fraught with scandal, conflict, heartache and despair. A western wife of a Balinese man enjoys a happy marriage and all the trappings of island wealth but the arrival of a man from home throws her life into turmoil as she surrenders to his seduction. A successful middle-aged ad exec leaves his family to become an artist; he lives an enviable life with a beautiful woman half his age but he soon finds himself weary of paradise. A recently divorced woman goes on a solo holiday and is irresistibly drawn to an attractive young man of dubious intentions. Bali-resident Alwin Blum offers up vignettes of Bali with characters who navigate their new lives in the sunshine and tropical splendour of the island while harbouring darkness within. Some stay for a season, others for the rest of their days. Some come to forget through sensual escapades, while others re-invent themselves to fit with the brand-new lives they have created.
A golden doubloon lands on Ginger's feet while walking up the beach of Virginia's Chincoteague's Island.Ginger and her husband, curious about the medallion, visit a local museum seeking artifacts.A chance encounter with a wharf, a local ...
Author: Jacqueline Terrill
A golden doubloon lands on Ginger's feet while walking up the beach of Virginia's Chincoteague's Island.Ginger and her husband, curious about the medallion, visit a local museum seeking artifacts.A chance encounter with a wharf, a local historian, and a coin collector, brings them to uncover the historical significance of the medallion.But soon enough the couple discovers a trove of secrets about the island since the seventh century.What are the haunting details about the coin that brings back a curse from the mystic sea?
But mysterious threats emerge, and she has no way of knowing their source. Did her grandfather die a natural death? Is someone stalking her? Who? Could it be the man she fears she still loves? Read Island secrets to find out.
Author: Louise Titchener
A Lake Erie island harbors mystery and rekindles desire. When Katie Conroy returns to the island where she had a disastrous teenage romance, she is there to attend her grandfather's funeral. Katie is facing disaster again. She's lost her job and has no prospects for another. When she inherits the "Castle," her grandfather's crumbling mansion, she stays on the island. But that means coming to terms with her teenage passion. Her first love is still living on the island. Meeting her old love reawakens feelings she thought she'd long outgrown. But mysterious threats emerge, and she has no way of knowing their source. Did her grandfather die a natural death? Is someone stalking her? Who? Could it be the man she fears she still loves? Read Island secrets to find out.
Within this Patricia Wilson omnibus, you'll find the perfect, sun-drenched romantic escape, with her novels Villa of Secrets and Secrets of Santorini. **VILLA OF SECRETS** Rebecca Neumanner's marriage is on the brink of collapse, as her ...
Author: Patricia Wilson
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Within this Patricia Wilson omnibus, you'll find the perfect escape, with her novels Villa of Secrets and Secrets of Santorini. **VILLA OF SECRETS** Rebecca Neumanner's marriage is on the brink of collapse, as her desire to be a mother becomes an obsession. Then she receives news from her estranged family in Rhodes. Called back to the beautiful Greek island of her birth, she realises how little she knows of the grandmother she has eluded for over a decade. Bubba has never spoken of the Nazi occupation during her youth, but there have always been whispers. What desperate measures did she take that terrible day in 1944 when her family was ripped apart? Can the rumour she had blood on her own hands really be true? But Bubba intends to take her secrets to the grave. However, as Rebecca arrives on Rhodes, bringing the promise of new life, this broken family must come together. The time has come to tell the truth about the darkest of days . . . **SECRETS OF SANTORINI** Sent away to a convent school in Dublin at the age of five, Irini McGuire has always had a strained and distant relationship with her mother, Bridget, a celebrated archaeologist who lives on the paradise island of Santorini. So, when Irini receives news that Bridget has been injured at a dig and is in a coma, she knows it is finally time to return to the island of her birth. Reading through her mother's notes at her bedside, Irini starts to realise how little she knows about Bridget's life. Now, driven by rumours that her mother's injury was no accident, Irini must uncover the dark secrets behind her family's separation. Will she discover the truth about her parents and her past before it is too late?
in the National Archives and Turnbull Library and interviewed many people who
had been on the island . Somes Island was often a subject of conversation
between us , given his research and my writing several articles about the island .
Author: David McGill
New Zealand is an island nation with many island stories, none more plentiful than those of Matiu/Somes in the center of the harbor capital. From hitherto secret government files, unpublished diaries, reminiscences, interviews and other records David McGill tells the complete story for the first time.The new millennium marks a fresh start with the restoration of the name Kupe gave the island, the tuatara returned to its ancient habitat, and many zealously guarded secrets at last revealed.
The Secrets of North Brother Island is about the unsolved disaster in 1904 of the
burning and sinking of the pleasure boat General Slocum, the worst nonmilitary
disaster in American history before September 11, 2001. It is often called “the ...
Author: John Kenny Crane
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Secrets of North Brother Island is about the unsolved disaster in 1904 of the burning and sinking of the pleasure boat General Slocum, the worst nonmilitary disaster in American history before September 11, 2001. It is often called the forgotten disaster because of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and the outbreak of World War I in 1914. However, nearly 1100 perished on the Slocum, half of them children, in what was to have been a church picnic. The captain ran it aground on North Brother Island despite the fact that the fi re broke out beside Rikers Island, equipped with a full fi re-fi ghting brigade. Crane relates it to the Civil War forty years earlier and revenge against General Slocum by one man he caused to be imprisoned in Andersonville. These pyromaniacs are also related to the record-setting fi res between 1900 and 1911, such as The Triangle Shirtwaist fi re.
Explorers are using the latest in technology in their attempts to force Oak Island to
yield its secrets. Rival treasure hunters carry out historical research and
painstaking investigation on the ground. New information continues to come to
light, but ...
Author: Mark Finnan
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company
Updated with information on the results of recent high-tech underwater scans, Oak Island Secrets offers a complete and up-to-date account of Canada's most puzzling and intriguing historical and archaeological mystery. Since 1795, treasure hunters have pursued something they believe to be of immense value buried more than a hundred feet below the surface of Nova Scotia's Oak Island. Explorations and excavations have revealed an elaborately constructed system of shafts and water traps, underlining the amazing engineering skill apparently employed to protect the treasure. Mark Finnan interviewed all the key participants in the current search for the buried treasure, uncovering information that points to new directions and approaches that might finally reveal Oak Island's secrets.