What a fantastic story this is touching just about every emotion there is.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This story just swept me away… I was left speechless… just wow!
Author: Catherine Hokin
‘The best historical fiction book I’ve read this year! I was awake until the early morning hours finishing it, because I could not put it down! The story was heartbreaking… It held me riveted from the first page to the last.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars When Karen Cartwright is unexpectedly called home to nurse her ailing father, she goes with a heavy heart. The house she grew up in feels haunted by the memory of her father’s closely guarded secrets about her beautiful mother Elizabeth’s tragic death years before. As she packs up the house, Karen discovers an old photograph and a stranger’s tattered love letter to her mother postmarked from Germany after the war. During her life, Karen struggled to understand her shy, fearful mother, but now she is realising there was so much more to Elizabeth than she knew. For one thing, her name wasn’t even Elizabeth, and her harrowing story begins long before Karen was born. It’s 1941 in Nazi-occupied Berlin, and a young Jewish woman called Liese is being forced to wear a yellow star… A beautiful and gripping wartime story about family secrets and impossible choices in the face of terrible hardship. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Were the Lucky Ones and The Alice Network. What readers are saying about Catherine Hokin: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an amazing read, well written emotional and very compelling… I was totally absorbed in the story and I would love to give it 10 stars. One of my best reads this year. I can't begin to say how much I loved this book, I couldn't put it down, absolutely brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a wonderfully heart-breaking story of life, love and above all survival. A truly emotional book and very hard to put down. 5*.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The more I read of this book, the more I had to read! What a fantastic story this is touching just about every emotion there is.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This story just swept me away… I was left speechless… just wow!!... I do recommend a box of tissues… This book will have you turning the pages.’ Red Headed Book Lady blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This bittersweet story will grab you from the first page and will keep you up late at night reading chapter after chapter. The characters will stay with you long after you finish the last page. In a bookstore full of World War II novels, this one is a must-read!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Contained within a richly detailed narrative was a story that spoke of prevalence of the human spirit, both resilient and beatific, bowed but never broken by the unfathomable horrors of war. Captivating. Sobering. Unflinching. 5+ stars.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an extraordinary, engaging story. It moved me to undiscovered heights of understanding and compassion. A novel that will stay in my mind forever.’ Goodreads reviewer
A Cosmopolitan Best Young Adult Book of 2019 A BuzzFeed Pick for "YA Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring" Sparks fly between a K-pop starlet and a tabloid reporter in Somewhere Only We Know, a heartwarming rom-com from Maurene Goo. ...
Author: Maurene Goo
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A Cosmopolitan Best Young Adult Book of 2019 A Buzzfeed Pick for "YA Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring" Sparks fly between a K pop starlet and a tabloid reporter in this heartwarming rom-com from Maurene Goo. 10:00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she’s just performed her hit song “Heartbeat” in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She’s about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger. 11:00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. She looks kind of familiar. She’s very cute. He’s maybe curious. 12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same. With her trademark humor and voice, Maurene Goo delivers a sparkling story of taking a chance on love—and finding yourself along the way.
Rich with case studies, concrete examples, and revealing anecdotes from companies including Texas Instruments, Amoco, Buckman, Chevron, Sequent Computer, the World Bank, and USAA, this valuable guide reveals how knowledge treasure chests ...
Author: C. Jackson Grayson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
While companies search the world over to benchmark best practices, vast treasure troves of knowledge and know-how remain hidden right under their noses: in the minds of their own employees, in the often unique structure of their operations, and in the written history of their organizations. Now, acclaimed productivity and quality experts Carla O'Dell and Jack Grayson explain for the first time how applying the ideas of Knowledge Management can help employers identify their own internal best practices and share this intellectual capital throughout their organizations. Knowledge Management (KM) is a conscious strategy of getting the right information to the right people at the right time so they can take action and create value. Basing KM on three major studies of best practices at one hundred companies, the authors demonstrate how managers can utilize a visual process model to actually transfer best practices from one business unit of the organization to another. Rich with case studies, concrete examples, and revealing anecdotes from companies including Texas Instruments, Amoco, Buckman, Chevron, Sequent Computer, the World Bank, and USAA, this valuable guide reveals how knowledge treasure chests can be unlocked to reduce product development cycle time, implement more cost-efficient operations, or create a loyal customer base. Finally, O'Dell and Grayson present three "value propositions" built around customers, products, and operations that could result in staggering payoffs as they did at the companies cited above. No amount of knowledge or insight can keep a company ahead if it is not properly distributed where it's needed. Entirely accessible and immensely readable, If Only We Knew What We Know is a much-needed companion for business leaders everywhere.
Praise for Only We Know: 'Only We Know builds handsomely on the promise of The Boy That Never Was, plausibly and hauntingly exploring the extent to which guilt, shame and secrecy can shape, define and eventually destroy lives' Declan Burke, ...
Author: Karen Perry
Publisher: Penguin UK
From the bestselling author of The Boy That Never Was and Girl Unknown, Only We Know is a gripping novel that shows just how dangerous our childhood secrets can be. In 1982, on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday beneath the stifling heat of the midday sun, three children start a game that ends in tragedy. Now, thirty years later, Nick, Luke and Katie are estranged, yet still bound together by the dark truth of what happened at the river that day. Except some secrets won't stay buried. And when Luke suddenly vanishes and the threatening messages begin, it seems that the strings of the past are tightening around them all. Because someone else knows what they did and is intent on seeking justice, at any cost . . . Praise for Only We Know: 'Only We Know builds handsomely on the promise of The Boy That Never Was, plausibly and hauntingly exploring the extent to which guilt, shame and secrecy can shape, define and eventually destroy lives' Declan Burke, The Irish Times 'This is an intense and subtle story with some wonderfully poetic passages and a character driven plot which becomes more compelling as the sense of momentum gathers and the true version of events is slowly revealed. Gripping stuff' Sunday Mirror 'The power of Only We Know lies in the slow illumination of how, under their flimsy cloaks of adulthood, Katie and Nick and Luke are still the traumatised children of a long-ago day by a river, frozen in time by one event. It raises fascinating questions about who we are at heart, about the degree to which damage and guilt can shape our natures, and about whether - and how - we can be redeemed' Tana French 'Don't be surprised if you devour Only We Know in one sitting' Crime Fiction Lovers
Somewhere Only We Know ....... is Caroline's story.
Author: Leanne Burn
Publisher: Sweet Serendipity Media
Somewhere Only We Know ....... is Caroline's story. To the outside world she is everything she should be; daughter, mother, friend. But her life is full of secrets and lies, always has been. When we meet Caroline she is running away from her old life; from her children, parents, friends, but mainly she is running away from Ben. But why?? What could compel a 46 year old women to jump into her car and make off into the night? The answer is simple - her secret is out! As she makes her journey south from Newcastle we also travel a journey with her.... right back to the very beginning. Caroline talks about her loneliness, her relationships with family members, friends and men, especially her ill-fated marriage and her relationship with Ben, who unfortunately turns out to be the love of her life. There is a lot of sex - there's violence and there's depression so it isn't a read for the faint-hearted. But there's also lots of love and joy and loyalty between family and friends. I hope that you enjoy the trip you take with Caroline ..... on the Soundtrack of her life. Leanne xx
“I think we've done enough damage. But I truly hope you forgive us, Nai. And I
hope you're able to come to terms with this. We'll process it on your terms, but I
need you to know I'm still family and I still care about you just as much as I cared
Author: Nicole Bea
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Naiomi's heart has broken twice in her life—once when her mother drowned, and again when her best friend Keane moved away in ninth grade. Only Keane understood Naiomi's grief at losing her mom, and when he left, he took a piece of her heart. When Keane unexpectedly returns after twelfth grade ends, Naiomi's anxiety and overwhelming emotions about their history spill over. If she can just admit her feelings for him, they could be her ticket out of her past memories. Yet as Keane becomes increasingly attentive, making Naiomi more nervous than ever, he puts cracks in her determination to leave their small seaside town. Will she overcome her fears by the end of the summer?
And do you know what she said? She said she wouldn't because it would make you angry and she didn't have the energy to fight you any longer.' 'That's
ridiculous. It's a front. She was always going to take off sooner or later, she was only ever ...
Author: Kate Long
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Sometimes a secret is too big to hide... Jen is a trainee journalist working on Chester's local paper, dreaming of something bigger. Her sister, Helen, is beautiful but damaged, and hides a secret that has affected the whole family, one they cannot escape but one she is trying to move on from. As Helen learns to become a whole person once again, her family struggles with the past, and how they will move forward together. And Jen realises that the one person she needs to help her through is the one person she cannot have - Helen's boyfriend, Ned… Praise for Kate Long: 'A storyteller in the Joanna Trollope league, Long writes astutely and comically about the complexities of motherhood' Independent 'Warm, witty and wise' Red 'One of the authors that I rush out to buy straight away. I find her work challenging, witty, fresh and real' Adele Parks
"Then you were due," she said lightly. "I was," he agreed. She looked out at the
sea. "I feel like we're in our own private world, a place only we know." "Well, us
and our friend," he said, tipping his head to Derek, who'd moved a few feet away
Author: Barbara Freethy
Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC
Firefighter Burke Callaway has been living in the shadows since the tragic death of his fiancée. He had no interest in coming out of the dark, until the beautiful and unpredictable Maddie came back to town. Maddie Heller is the ultimate free spirit, her love of life and cooking taking her all over the globe, and only a few people know that her easy smile covers a personal tragedy. With a new job offer in San Francisco, Maddie thinks it might be time to stay in one place, especially when she runs into Burke again. Burke was the handsome, sexy hero of her youth who could do no wrong. Maddie was the pretty, fun-loving girl of his youth who loved to break the rules. They were opposites in every way, but there was always a connection. It was just never the right time or the right place—until maybe now. But their budding love story suddenly takes a dangerous turn, and a series of escalating incidents makes them realize that falling in love might not just be terrifying but also deadly. What the readers are saying… "SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW was a thrill-seeker for me—full of mystery, drama, and love. Like most Callaway novels, Barbara keeps you reading until the end. 5 STARS!" Ashley "Opposites attract in SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW! Compelling story, believable characters, enjoyable dialogue and easy to follow story line." Bookzilla "Loved the characters, the suspense, and the emotions coming through the pages. Five stars for Burke and Maddy." Jennifer "The perfect blend blend of romance, a bit of mystery with suspense and of course the rest of the Callaway clan makes for a great read in SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW. This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone." Shari "This is by far the best Callaway book yet. Burke is amazing. And Maddie is a hysterically funny free spirit that you can't help but fall in love with. From start to finish it held my interest." Yvonne Also Available: The Callaways On A Night Like This #1 So This Is Love #2 Falling For a Stranger #3 Between Now and Forever #4 Nobody But You #5 – (Novella) All A Heart Needs #6 That Summer Night #7 When Shadows Fall #8 Somewhere Only We Know #9 The Callaway Cousins If I Didn't Know Better #1 Tender Is The Night #2 Take Me Home #3 (Novella) Closer To You #4 Once You're Mine #5 Can't Let Go #6 Secrets We Keep #7 Whisper Lake Spin-Off Series Always With Me #1 My Wildest Dream #2 Can't Fight The Moonlight #3 Just One Kiss #4
Jude is about to lose a twin brother. Jayden is about to lose her father. They are about to find each other. Most things come to an end in this unit of the hospital for cancer patients without any more options for treatment. For Jude and Jayden, something else is being born and it will help them deal with the grief if they can face it together.
What is the secret of Lauren's past? Lauren's family have moved house very suddenly, and she and her sister Tilda have to go to a new school. Lauren's determined to reinvent herself, but she's panic-stricken when she sees Harry, who she knew a few years ago. Luckily Harry doesn't recognise her, and she knows she has to make sure it stays like that. Lauren, unlike Tilda, settles in well. She makes friends, is helping to organise the school fashion show, and has boys asking her out. But just as her life finally seems to be looking up she starts receiving macabre packages. When she gets a message: 'Isn't it time your new friends knew all about you?' she has to admit that someone knows her secret. But who - and what should she do?
Strong characters make this such a gripping read.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘From the first to the very last page this story was a sheer joy to read. One of hope, despair, love and loss and history combined this book has it all.
Author: Catherine Hokin
A story to break your heart – if you read only one book this year, make it The Fortunate Ones. Germany, 1941. When Inge – all blonde curls and good manners – first locks eyes with Felix, she knows instinctively that he’s off limits. Her staunchly proper parents will never approve of a working-class Jewish boy for their precious only daughter. But that doesn’t make their first, shy kiss less significant, or the moment they’re torn apart less shocking. The next time they see each other, it will be across the packed courtyard of a Nazi concentration camp – Felix in the prisoners’ ranks and Inge on the arm of her new, Nazi husband. Inge never knew that her father’s ‘party loyalty’ would extend to marrying her off to a cruel Nazi officer twice her age, who sees his new wife as just another thing to control. She has always been a good girl – a silent wife – but when Inge sees Felix that day – beaten, bloody and brave – she knows she can’t stay silent any longer. She must save him, whatever the cost, whatever her husband or even her country might do to her later… What readers are saying about The Fortunate Ones: ***** ‘What an amazing read, well written emotional and very compelling… I was totally absorbed in the story and I would love to give it 10 stars. One of my best reads this year. I can't begin to say how much I loved this book, I couldn't put it down, absolutely brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer ***** ‘Heartbreaking... I cried many, many times…This story showed just how important hope can be.... The historical detail Hokin poured into this book through her research was simply phenomenal. The Fortunate Ones is a must-read.’ Goodreads reviews ***** ‘This was a wonderful story about romance, life, and survival. I could not put it down… heartbreaking.’ Crossroad Reviews ***** ‘This story just swept me away… I was left speechless… just wow!!... I do recommend a box of tissues… This book will have you turning the pages.’ Red Headed Book Lady blog ***** ‘I stayed up all hours to finish this book. There were moments I could barely breathe. A fantastic and compelling read if you like suspense, WWII, and stories that aren’t always tied neatly with a bow.’ Goodreads reviewer ***** ‘What an extraordinary, engaging story. It moved me to undiscovered heights of understanding and compassion. A novel that will stay in my mind forever.’ Goodreads reviewer ***** ‘Contained within a richly detailed narrative was a story that spoke of prevalence of the human spirit, both resilient and beatific, bowed but never broken by the unfathomable horrors of war. Captivating. Sobering. Unflinching. 5+ stars.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘The writing is deeply moving, so much detail is cleverly woven throughout to make this a vivid and entrancing read. Strong characters make this such a gripping read.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘From the first to the very last page this story was a sheer joy to read. One of hope, despair, love and loss and history combined this book has it all. Thoroughly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer
What do you do when your world falls apart? Do you give up? Stop existing? Or do you pick up the pieces and start over? Kate and Callum Greyson had the perfect life with everything to live for. Until one stupid argument set into motion, an event that would destroy their perfect little world. As they struggle to pick up the pieces and put their life back together, they discover that the cracks have become too big and neither can take any more. Finn Morgan, is a happy, laid back guy and everything Callum isn't. He is also the last thing Kate needs in her life. Still, he somehow manages to get past her walls and Kate finds him harder and harder to resist. Will Kate find happiness once again with this charming stranger, or can Callum find a way to win back his "Katie". Does the answer lie, Somewhere Only They Know?
A rugged island. Two people. Family secrets. When Calla Maloney steps on the boat to Kangaroo Island, she's filled with dread. Part of it is simple seasickness but the other part is pure trepidation. She's not on a holiday but a mission: to track down her estranged brother, who she hasn't seen since her family splintered two years before. Firefighter Sam Hunter left the island twenty years ago and has made a habit out of staying as far away as he can get. But when his father's illness forces him home, he finds himself playing bad cop to his dad and reluctant tour guide to a redhead with no sense of direction. As Sam and Calla dig deeper into their long-buried family secrets, they discover that no one is an island and that opening up their hearts to love again might be the most dangerous thing they will ever do.
In this novel that explores emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, Frankie struggles to make sense of the violence in her life and struggles to get her friends to open up about their abuse so that they can try to once again find that place ...
Bri Marino's somewhere only we know explores emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in the lives of four young girls. The novel shows Frankie's struggle to make sense of the violence in her life, and her struggle to get her friends to open up about their abuse so that they can try to once again find that place of peace in their lives.
The Only Worlds We Know is a nuanced and tactile look at both addiction, and what comes after.
Author: Michael Lee
Publisher: SCB Distributors
The Only Worlds We Know is a nuanced and tactile look at both addiction, and what comes after. Patient meditations on loss and the land where the people we love live and are also buried. Includes poems such as "Waking Up Naked", "The Addict, a Magician", "The Pill", and "Just Yesterday" that have been watched by millions online.
We see that these researches deal with material objects , to vivify them and make
them speak , as the geologist has the power of making stones speak . Nature is
communicative when we know how to interrogate her ; only we must not ask from
Highly recommended' Jo Spain 'Truly remarkable...Grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go' Jeffery Deaver 'If you're a fan of menacing psychological thrillers that chill to the bone, this book is for you' Sunday Times
Author: Karen Perry
Publisher: Penguin UK
Under the hot summer sun, she's working her way into your family... Pre-order the gripping new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Girl Unknown *** Abi Holland considers herself lucky. She's happily married, and her oldest daughter, Eva, is all set for a place at a top university. She just can't help but worry about Beth. So when foreign exchange student Corinne comes to stay, it's a relief her lonely younger daughter finally has someone to talk to. It's only when Beth starts to misbehave, that Abi begins to wonder how much they really know about their guest. Because the Holland family have lots of secrets, and Corinne is quietly listening to them all. And once they come out, there's no going back... Praise for Karen Perry 'Slick, engrossing, twisted and addictive. Domestic crime drama at its best. Highly recommended' Jo Spain 'Truly remarkable...Grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go' Jeffery Deaver 'If you're a fan of menacing psychological thrillers that chill to the bone, this book is for you' Sunday Times
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