The Cottage at Firefly Lake
By Jen Gilroy
Some mistakes can never be fixed and some secrets never forgiven . . . but some loves can never be forgotten.Charlotte Gibbs wants nothing more than to put the past behind her, once and for all. But now that she's back at Firefly Lake to sell her mother's cottage, the overwhelming flood of memories reminds her of what she's been missing. Sun-drenched days. Late-night kisses that still shake her to the core. The gentle breeze off the lake, the scent of pine in the air, and the promise of Sean's touch on her skin . . . True, she got her dream job traveling the world. But at what cost? Sean Carmichael still doesn't know why Charlie disappeared that summer, but after eighteen years, a divorce, and a teenage son he loves more than anything in the world, he's still not over her. All this time and her body still fits against his like a glove. She walked away once when he needed her the most. How can he convince her to stay now?
Cold Barrel Zero
By Matthew Quirk
A code hidden in plain sight. An American black Ops team that went too far. John Hayes, a disgraced elite soldier, returns from exile and risks everything to get back to his wife and daughter, and to take revenge on his accusers with a series of escalating attacks inside the United States.Thomas Byrne is the only man who can stop him. Byrne once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun. Now a surgeon, he moves from town to town, trying to forget his past, until he is called upon by a high-ranking government official to help capture the man he once called a friend.Hayes and Byrne were once closer than brothers. But with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance, both must decide whom to trust-and whom to betray. In a final, explosive battle for justice, they face off along a rifle's cold barrel.Cold Barrel Zero brings together the blistering pace of Lee Child, the nonstop action of Vince Flynn, and the richly drawn characters and moral stakes of Daniel Silva. An experienced reporter armed with deep behind-the-scenes research into America's Special Operations forces, Quirk takes the military thriller to a new level of suspense.
By Lucinda Rosenfeld
For idealistic forty-something Karen Kipple, it isn't enough that she works full-time in the non-profit sector, aiding an organization that helps hungry children from disadvantaged homes. She's also determined to live her personal life in accordance with her ideals. This means sending her daughter, Ruby, to an integrated public school in their Brooklyn neighborhood.But when a troubled student from a nearby housing project begins bullying children in Ruby's class, the distant social and economic issues Karen has always claimed to care about so passionately feel uncomfortably close to home. As the situation at school escalates, Karen can't help but wonder whether her do-gooder husband takes himself and his causes more seriously than her work and Ruby's wellbeing.A daring, discussable satire about gentrification and liberal hypocrisy and a candid take on rich and poor, white and black, CLASS is also a smartly written story that reveals how life as we live it--not as we like to imagine it--often unfolds in grey areas.
By Sara Frankl, Mary Carver
"Sara's story only grew louder, braver, bolder with her death. It's a story that we all need to keep hearing." --Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Surprised by MotherhoodSara Frankl knew she had a terminal disease, but she didn't let it stop her from living. In the face of immeasurable pain, Sara chose joy--again and again. Her unforgettable message of hope and purpose lives on, even after her death, in her words.CHOOSE JOY is a compilation of the lessons Sara learned while she was dying, written in her own words and sewn together by her close friend Mary Carver. It is a reminder to see the beauty in life, even when it looks nothing like you hoped or planned.In a world full of tragedy, choosing joy is no small task--but, as Sara knew, the importance lies in the choosing. Once you learn to make that choice, every day, no matter what happens, joy will come.
By Leila Meacham
A tender, classic love story about letting go of the past and finding the courage to embrace love from the New York Times bestselling author of Roses.Deborah Standridge has done everything her parents have ever asked of her with a smile on her face. That's what southern belles do. But when a renowned architect offers her a job at his firm across the country only days before her wedding, she faces a dilemma. Should she become the dutiful wife of a man she doesn't love to please her parents or finally make her own dream come true? Leaving her fiancée at the altar, she flies to Denver, setting in motion a tragedy that will haunt her for the rest of her life.Now, as one of Denver's most successful architects, Deborah manages to avoid love at all costs...until Dan Parker walks into her firm-and her heart. Magnetic and irresistible, Dan commissions her to design a building for him and gives her the courage to believe in love again. But he has a secret that may be her undoing. Will his love and the family they could create become her crowning design? Or will he break her heart and cost her everything she's worked so hard to build?
The Curious History of Dating
By Nichi Hodgson
A book for anyone who's ever dated or been wooed, successfully or otherwise - the young and lovestruck, the single and lovelorn, the older and love-worn, the simply curious and a beautiful hardback, to boot, for the amorous gift-giver. A brief and very readable but nevertheless informative history of dating that covers pretty much everything from the rules of Regency courtship - including the surprisingly early advent of personal ads, not touched on by Jane Austen - to swiping right.
By Graeme Thomson
'The truest measure of the man we have thus far' - Mojo'Affectionate, impeccably researched biography' - Mail on Sunday'Head and shoulders above the usual rock hagiography' - Sunday TelegraphThe first biography to be written with the cooperation of the Lynott Estate, Cowboy Song is the definitive authorised account of the extraordinary life and career of Thin Lizzy guiding spirit, Philip Lynott.Leading music writer Graeme Thomson explores the fascinating contradictions between Lynott's unbridled rock star excesses and the shy, sensitive 'orphan' raised in working class Dublin. The mixed-race child of a Catholic teenager and a Guyanese stowaway, Lynott rose above daunting obstacles and wounding abandonments to become Ireland's first rock star. Cowboy Song examines his key musical alliances as well as the unique blend of cultural influences which informed Lynott's writing, connecting Ireland's rich reserves of music, myth and poetry to hard rock, progressive folk, punk, soul and New Wave.Published on the thirtieth anniversary of Lynott's death in January 1986, Thomson draws on scores of exclusive interviews with family, friends, band mates and collaborators. Cowboy Song is both the ultimate depiction of a multi-faceted rock icon, and an intimate portrait of a much-loved father, son and husband.
Country Wisdom & Know-How
By The Editors of Storey Books
Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind.This new edition, with a smaller trim, includes all the must-have information from the original edition including topics like animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.
By B. A. Frade
Kaitlyn and Noah are arch-enemies at their summer camp, and with good reason. They are rivals in everything, and both are determined to come out on top. But when they suddenly start to see double and it turns out that their camp counselors have doppelgangers running amok, they have to work together to get to the bottom of the strangely replicating counselors and save their camp from the Scaremaster--who seems to be pulling the strings from inside the pages of his creepy book. Will Kaitlyn and Noah learn that it takes two to outwit the Scaremaster and save their campmates, or will the clones win this round? For fans of Goosebumps, Eerie Elementary, and the Haunted Library series, B.A. Frade brings frightfully funny tales to life in this thrilling new series.
A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 8 (Manga)
By Kazuma Kamachi, Chuya Kogino
Kazakiri has only begun to see what her terrible secret is. Meanwhile, Sherry Cromwell's plan to tear apart the worlds of Magic and Science by is coming to a head--unless Kamijou Touma can do something about it first!
By Kristin McGee
Everyone knows that sitting down for long periods of time increases the risk of disability, diabetes and heart disease. Now you can do something about it with the help of Chair Yoga!With over 100 seated yoga poses Chair Yoga is the perfect handbook for office workers and older people who want to practice yoga. These simple exercises will help to strengthen and stretch your body whilst relaxing your mind and regulating your breathing.Divided into chapters organised by body part, celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee will guide you through each pose with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photosFeel the mental and physical effects of chair yoga every day and embrace the calmer, healthier, happier you.
City of the Lost
By Kelley Armstrong
Welcome to Rockton: a secret town cut off from the rest of the world. If you need a place to hide, this is the perfect place to start again. There's just one catch. You can't leave. Even if there's a killer on the loose. Detective Casey Duncan has a dark past, and it's about to catch up with her. When her best friend Diana is attacked by an abusive ex, the two women realise they have to disappear, fast. Diana's heard of a hidden town that's so remote it's almost impossible to reach. A town that desperately needs a new detective.Casey has barely arrived in Rockton when a body is discovered. A man's been murdered and there's no time to waste. Casey's job won't be easy: everyone in town has a secret. Meanwhile her boss, Sheriff Eric Dalton, is a brooding, troubled man who's hard to read and even harder to please. With no chance of help from the outside world, Casey must rely on her wits and experience to solve the case. But she's running out of time. Rockton's killer is on the hunt, and this deep in the wilderness, no one is safe.Gripping, fast-paced and atmospheric, City of the Lost is the brilliant new thriller from international bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.
By Erin Nicholas
Kiera Connolly is a graphic designer for an advertising agency by day and a kick-ass warrior princess in a video game by night. She's a geeky girl who prefers to stay behind the scenes in virtual worlds and relationships. Until she meets hot, heroic EMT Zach Ashley.Zach is all about in-person, hands-on relationships. As an EMT, he prides himself on his listening skills and bedside manner. After daring to date him, Kiera looks at herself, and the world, differently, finding a new, more confident, and radiant self when she steps out from behind the computer.
The Case Study of Vanitas, Vol. 1
By Jun Mochizuki
Step once more into the imagination of Jun Mochizuki, creator of New York Times-bestselling PandoraHearts! A tale of vampires and curses set in a whimsical and dark steampunk Paris unfolds! On the streets, rumors abound of a clockwork grimoire said to sow curses among the vampires. Now, guided by the Book of Vanitas, the gears begin to turn, and the story of two men, Noe and Vanitas, takes shape...
By Kelly Elliott
While on a trip to Colorado, Meagan Atwood meets Grayson Bennet and is instantly taken by him. Not only is he smoking hot, but also one of the kindest guys she's ever known. A friendship develops but, as they give in to their mutual attraction, their relationship takes a very different turn.After moving to his home state after college, Meagan finds herself spending all her time with Grayson, and no matter how hard they fight it, this is more than just friends with benefits - are they destined to be together?In a relationship where nothing is as easy as it seems, will Gray and Meg get their longed-for happy ending...Book Five in the Love Wanted in Texas series
Cat Paradise: Vol 5
By Yuji Iwahara
As Kaen and his minions prepare to release all manner of evil creatures into the human world, the members of the student council must prepare for the final battle against the demon cat. Only a supreme power the likes of which no one has ever seen can set things right. But that power will also call into question the truths each and every player in this saga has held about the conflict between the world of humans and the realm of magic. The final battle begins to rage in the heart of Futakago . . . and humankind hangs in the balance!
The Corporation Wars: Insurgence
By Ken MacLeod
DIE FOR THE COMPANY, LIVE FOR THE PAYAnd the ultimate pay-off is DH-17, an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years from human habitation.Ruthless corporations vie over the prize remotely, and war is in full swing. But soldiers recruited to fight in the extremities of deep space come with their own problems: from A.I. minds in full rebellion, to Carlos 'the Terrorist' and his team of dead mercenaries, reincarnated from a bloodier period in earth's history for one purpose only - to kill.But as old rivalries emerge and new ones form, Carlos must decide whether he's willing for fight for the company or die for himself.Ken MacLeod continues the Corporation Wars trilogy in this action-packed science fiction adventure told against a backdrop of interstellar drone warfare, virtual reality, and an A.I. revolution.
The Chorister at the Abbey
By Lis Howell
Christmas is coming to Norbridge, but so is The Chorister, a killer with a liking for brutal quotes from the Psalms of David.When a body is discovered with smashed teeth, the harmony of the ancient Cumbrian market town is threatened and members of the Abbey Chorus start to panic. Suzy Spencer, single mum and media producer, and Robert Clark, teacher and traditionalist, find themselves drawn in to help their friends. But they already have enough troubles of their own, coping with teenagers and the trials of sharing a home - all made worse by the musical menace of The Chorister at the Abbey.
The Changi Brownlow
By Roland Perry
'This book is a must'COURIER-MAILAfter Singapore falls to the Japanese early in 1942, 70,000 prisoners including 15,000 Australians, are held as POWs at the notorious Changi prison, Singapore. To amuse themselves and fellow inmates, a group of sportsmen led by the indefatigable and popular 'Chicken' Smallhorn, created an Australian Football League, complete with tribunal, selection panel, umpires and coaches. The final game of the one and only season attracted 10,000 spectators, and a unique Brownlow Medal was awarded. Meet the main characters behind this spectacle: Peter Chitty, the farm hand from Snowy River country with unfathomable physical and mental fortitude, and one of eight in his immediate family who volunteered to fight and serve in WW2; 'Chicken' Smallhorn, the Brownlow Medal-winning little man with the huge heart; and 'Weary' Dunlop, the courageous doctor, who cares for the POWs as they endure malnutrition, disease and often inhuman treatment. This is a story of courage and the invincibility of the human spirit, and the Australian love of sport. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.
Christmas Quiet: Receiving the Gift of His Presence
By Maisie Sparks, Lauren Younis
In the 25 days leading up to Christmas you will deepen your awareness of God's loving presence and rejoice in the gift of your Savior by pausing daily to immerse yourself in these uplifting devotions, faith-building exercises, and peaceful coloring pages. Enjoy the true essence of the holiday as never before as you draw closer to God with this book.Includes:25 powerful devotions that can be read in five minutes and provide lasting inspiration,25 reflective questions and thoughtful activities that deepen the experience of each devotion, and25 gorgeous holiday coloring pages to enjoy whenever you like.