The Heart of the Night

An epic wartime novel of passion, betrayal and danger

Author: Judith Lennox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 075538587X

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

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Across continents, through times of war and peace, love lives on... Judith Lennox delves into the world of the Russian aristocracy in her gripping wartime novel, The Heart of the Night. Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore and Kate Morton. 'I have fallen completely in love with Judith Lennox's writing - she's a fantastic storyteller!' Jill Mansell '[A] wonderfully creative tale of how ordinary people across Britain and Europe lived through an extraordinary time... The characters are in many ways so normal, yet in other ways so unbelievably wonderful, in this gripping and heartfelt story' - Newcastle Herald In the spring of 1936, Kay Garland embraces an exciting new life of glamour when she becomes companion to Russian Konstantin Denisov's daughter, Miranda. The two girls become firm friends, and when Miranda falls in love with a young Parisian, Kay helps her keep the relationship secret. But Konstantin learns of the affair and promptly dismisses Kay, leaving her penniless and stranded in Nazi Berlin. By chance she meets Tom Blacklock, who pays for her ticket home, and is destined to play an important part in her life. As for Miranda, she makes a decision that will put her in the path of disaster. With the outbreak of war come death and destruction and, for both women, consuming passion, along with the fear of losing all that they hold dear. After Hitler's defeat, there are new dangers - and opportunities to find love where least expected. What readers are saying about The Heart of the Night: 'Ms Lennox's writing is truly amazing, and creates characters that remain with me after the last page is turned. This is a book to lose yourself in' 'The book is beautifully written - the author evokes an atmosphere so that you feel as if you are actually there' 'The best Lennox novel'
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The Moscow Trilogy

Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559723

Category: Fiction

Page: 2912

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Bestselling author and master storyteller Simon Sebag Montefiore's gripping, moving and highly acclaimed novels of love and war, betrayal, espionage and terror - gathered here for the first time in one compelling volume. Sashenka It is winter 1916 in the tsar’s wartime capital St Petersburg and the beautiful and headstrong Sashenka Zeitlin plays a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction. Twenty years on, she is a perfect Communist wife and mother who risks everything for a forbidden love affair with a pleasure loving writer which will have devastating consequences. Sashenka's story lies hidden for half a century until a young historian goes deep into Stalin's private archives and uncovers a heartbreaking story of passion, betrayal, and unexpected heroism. Red Sky at Noon Imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion to fight the invading Nazis and enrols in a cavalry unit of criminals and Cossacks sent on a desperate ride across the sweltering grasslands of southern Russia. Switching between the cruel war and Stalin's secrets in the Kremlin, Benya’s affair with an Italian nurse is the heart of this epic story of passion, bravery and survival where betrayal and death are constant companions, – and love, however fleeting and doomed, offers a glimmer of redemption. One Night in Winter As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, the teenage children of two of Russia's top leaders are found dead. An investigation begins in their elite school, teenagers and children are arrested and forced to testify against their friends and their parents. The terrifying inquiry soon unveils illicit love affairs and family secrets in a world where the smallest mistakes can be punished by death.
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One Last Dance

A mesmerising tale of love, betrayal and shocking secrets

Author: Judith Lennox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384156

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The world is changing, but can a family change with it? Spanning the twentieth century, One Last Dance is a story of sibling rivalry, heartbreak, betrayal and forgiveness from acclaimed writer Judith Lennox. Perfect for fans of Tracy Rees, Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Downton Abbey. 'I have fallen completely in love with Judith Lennox's writing - she's a fantastic storyteller!' Jill Mansell 'Completely unputdownable... a lovely, entrancing book' - New Books Magazine As the twentieth century draws to a close, Esme Reddaway knows that she must uncover the truth. A truth that began during the First World War when Devlin Reddaway fell passionately in love with Esme's elder sister, Camilla, and promised to rebuild his ancestral home, Rosindell, for her. But the war changes everything and Devlin returns to England to find that Camilla is engaged to someone else. Angry and vengeful, he marries Esme, who has been secretly in love with him for years. Esme tries to win Devlin's heart by reviving the annual summer dance. But as the years pass she fears that Rosindell has a malign influence on those who live there, and the revelation of a shocking secret on the night of the dance at Rosindell tears her life apart. Decades later, it is she who must lay the ghosts of Rosindell to rest. What readers are saying about One Last Dance: 'A book you can lose yourself in' 'This is a gentle, nostalgic story with enough action to keep the reader engaged with fantastic descriptions of both time and place that add to the richness of this read' 'A story of sibling rivalry, jealousy and betrayal, of families and the ties that bind, of forgiveness and mostly of love; One Last Dance is a wonderfully nostalgic and romantic read'
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A View Across the Rooftops

An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel

Author: Suzanne Kelman

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 183888033X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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‘Heart wrenching… I really struggled to put this book down, particularly the end of the book which I sat up until 2am reading and trying hard not to wake my husband with my crying!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1941, Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. An unforgettable story of love, hope and betrayal, and a testament to the courage of humanity in history’s darkest days. As Nazis occupy his beloved city, Professor Josef Held feels helpless. So when he discovers his former pupil Michael Blum is trying to escape the Gestapo, he offers Michael a place to hide in his attic. In the quiet gloom of the secret room, Michael talks of his beautiful, fearless girlfriend, Elke. Michael insists that not even the Nazis will come between them. But Elke is a non-Jewish Dutch girl, and their relationship is strictly forbidden. Josef sees the passionate determination in his young friend’s eyes. Furious with the rules of the cruel German soldiers and remembering his own heartbreak, Josef feels desperate to give Michael and Elke’s love a chance. But then tragedy strikes, and Josef is faced with an impossible choice. In the dark days of war, with danger and betrayal at every turn, no-one can be trusted. If Michael is to survive and get back to the woman he loves, it will be down to Josef – to find the hero inside himself, and do whatever it takes to keep Michael alive. Even if it means putting his own life in mortal danger. A heartbreakingly beautiful story about courage against the odds, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, All The Light We Cannot See, and The Nightingale. Readers are loving A View Across the Rooftops: ‘Oh my goodness... Hauntingly beautiful… Incredibly powerful… I cried, I grieved and I hoped… I was left both heartbroken and satisfied.’ Robin Loves Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Heart-wrenching… It is an emotional journey of heartache and love that will leave you in tears. One of the finest books I have ever read.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I’ve read many books on WW2… but I’ve never read one like this before. Mesmerising, emotional and beautifully written.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The rollercoaster of emotions I went through while reading this book is amazing… For an author to make me literally cry… The story is just incredible.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. From the first moment I started reading the story, I could not stop. I was captured… Made me feel like I was right there.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my Goodness! What a wonderful book! There is so much love, hope, and fear as well. This is a book I will put back to read again, I enjoyed it so much. It is a book you can't put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It brought me to tears… impossible for me to put it down. One of my best reads of 2019.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Took me on a rollercoaster of emotions – happiness, sadness, anger. This story made me cry and the writing style is amazing. An amazing book.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A beautifully written story of love, courage, self-sacrifice and determination… Such an emotional story and so different to others that I have read in this subject… [A] big fat 5 stars from me.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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The Winter King

Author: C. L. Wilson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062096664

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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An epic new fantasy romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author C. L. Wilson After three long years of war, starkly handsome Wynter Atrialan will have his vengeance on Summerlea's king by taking one of the man's beautiful, beloved daughters as his bride. But though peace is finally at hand, Wynter's battle with the Ice Heart, the dread power he embraced to avenge his brother's death, rages on. Khamsin Coruscate, Princess of Summerlea and summoner of Storms, has spent her life exiled to the shadows of her father's palace. Reviled by her father, marriage to Wintercraig's icy king was supposed to be a terrible punishment, but instead offers Kham her first taste of freedom—and her first taste of overwhelming passion. As fierce, indomitable Wynter weathers even Khamsin's wildest storms, surprising her with a tenderness she never expected, Kham wants more than Wynter's passion—she yearns for his love. But the power of the Ice Heart is growing, dangerous forces are gathering, and a devastating betrayal puts Khamsin and Wynter to the ultimate test.
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Phantasy of the Gods

Author: Vincent-Michael K. Ampadu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514421771

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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In an epic clash of the higher beings marshaled by the power-drunk alpha archangel, Vincelas with the Anthros led by eighteen year old Iula and the half-breed Karina, destiny unfolds in an intricate collage of passion, pride, greed, jealousy, blood and betrayal.On one of her regular evening walks through the enthralling forests of Amazonia, Athena, the beautiful queen of the Amazons, accompanied by her maidservants is lured by a magical and colorful vanishing creature into the presence of an old hag who prophesies about the destiny of the child she conceived that fateful night in which she broke the most sacred of Amazonian customs. Eighteen years afterwards, Iula, the son of the legendary Archeropian King, during the final rite of passage to warriorhood is captured by the Amazons amongst whom is Karina, the prophesied daughter of Athena and taken to Ambrosia, the land of the fairies. As he is brutally questioned to reveal the location of their sister fairies that had been systematically kidnapped for over a decade by his clan, a group of Archeropian warriors led by his father charge into Ambrosia and precipitate an intense and bloody battle during which his father, Leon is killed and Iula moved to Amazonia as a prisoner of war. Meanwhile, Vincelas, the alpha-archangel has built a massive army composed of the higher beings; archangels and elementals and has succeeded in uniting them behind the sole aim of decimating the Anthro population for recondite reasons which will not until the very end be revealed, but especially to hunt down and kill a then unknown half-breed who is also the daughter of his general, Juno. Juno manages to slip to Amazonia to warn Athena and bids her to follow his lead to a special place where she should be safe from the upcoming destruction but she refuses, choosing to stay with her clans people and instead attempts to forge an alliance with the Archeropians in order to organize an effective counter-offensive to the attack by the higher beings. Exasperated, Juno unsuccessfully attempts an anonymous coup to strike at Vincelas coalition from the heart.Kazan, Iulas uncle is very much against the unification of the two clans as he is aware that his own ambitions for power will be thwarted with their union and cunningly draws up an elaborate manipulative scheme to keep this from happening. After his clan reconciles with the Amazons, Iula and Karina lead an integration campaign as they adventure all over the world to enchanted lands inhabited by mystical creatures and the various Anthro races to recruit their own warriors in joining the largest army ever assembled in the history of the world. Intense drama ensues on their exciting but dangerous journey even as they struggle with the dynamics of their own growing attraction toward each other. Finally, in an epic clash of the Anthros with the higher beings, notwithstanding the loss of several valiant lives, the Anthro race emerges victorious and Vincelas is magically turned into a halfarchangel, half-anthro creature; the perfect cure for his hubris. Kazan, in a final desperate attempt at claiming the throne over the newly unified Anthro race attempts to poison Iula but is outsmarted by Iulas mother and ends up drinking the poison himself.
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