In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, a failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child.
After a suspicious fire, Amaranth gathers her children and flees from the cult where her children were born and raised. Now she is on the run with no one but her daughters, Amity and Sorrow, neither of whom have ever seen the outside world, to help her. After four days of driving without sleep, Amaranth crashes the car, leaving the family stranded at a gas station, unsure of what to do next. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of a downtrodden farmer, a man who offers sanctuary when the women need it most. --FantasticFiction.com
Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America will haunt Helen for the rest of her life.
In Nov. 1942 a U.S. cargo plane crashed into the Greenland ice cap, the B-17 sent on the search-and-rescue mission got caught in a storm and also crashed, miraculously all nine men aboard surrived. A second rescue operation was launched, but the plane, the Grumman Duck, flew into a storm and vanished. The survivors of the B-17 spent 148 days fighting to stay alive while waiting for rescue by famed explorer Bernt Balchen. Then in 2012 the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar mount an expedition to solve the mystery of the vanished plane and recover the remains of the lost plane's crew.
Roger, an accomplished headhunter by day and art thief when opportunity knocks, decides to risk it all to get his hands on an extremely valuable painting, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man
Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis. He befriends the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood further ostracizes Ava and her son. Lewis never recovers from the disappearance of his childhood friend. Rose is now a schoolteacher in another city, watching over children as she was never able to watch over her own brother. Ava is building a new life for herself in a new decade. When the mystery of Jimmy s disappearance is unexpectedly solved, all three must try to reclaim what they have lost.
Paroled after doing time in prison, Blake Bookchester attempts to reconnect with single mother Danielle Workhouse, who works for Buck and Amy Roebuck at their mansion while her son, Ivan, explores the woods with a precocious friend.
Charles Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to a terrifying playground of amusements he calls "Christmasland." Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx's unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget but Manx is on the road again and he's picked up a new passenger: Vic's own son.
This book was beyond delightful! I adored it. I have three backyard hens myself but you do not need to be a chicken keeper to enjoy this darling book. It only took me a day to read; I could not put it down. It has illustrations and photos. Good for any age. This is my absolute new favorite book!
Embarking on a search through northwestern China for his kidnapped son, a missionary is lost in a countryside of opium dens, warlords, and traveling circuses and subjected to a spiritual journey to reunite with his wife.
Working as a birdwatching guide to scrape together enough money to survive, Nathan Lochmueller performs nature research in backwater Indiana, where he falls in love with a heartbreaking free spirit named Lola and confronts the accidental turns of his life.
Determined to put his past behind him and start a new life, hitman Ray Lamar, agreeing to one last heist, discovers that the road to redemption is much harder than he thought when things start to go very wrong.
During World War II, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man and not one of us. The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fall deeply in love. The author reveals the exhilarating, terrifying mystery inherent in all relationships: No matter how deeply we love someone, and no matter how much we will sacrifice for them, we can only know them so well
When their parents die an untimely death, a blind, naïve younger sister becomes wholly dependent on her bitter and conniving older sister, who over-protectively imparts stories of a brutal and dangerous world until the younger sister makes a surprising choice.
This is a quirky book about a little old lady and her murderous plot against Dr. Wilson Spriggs. Marylou Ahern was part of a research project in the 1950s where she was given a radioactive drink during pregnancy without her consent. Her life goal then revolves around exacting revenge for this act. In her quest to murder the doctor who administered the deadly substance, Marylou becomes entangled in the lives of the eccentric members of Dr. Wilson Spriggs' family and mayhem ensues. This book is both comical and touching, with a surprise ending.
Waking up in a modern London hospital 200 years after meeting his death on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott is indoctrinated into a time-traveling society and returned to the side of a woman he loves to reclaim a vital talisman, a mission that places the fate of the future in his hands.
Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.
A tale inspired by the marriage of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald follows their union in defiance of her father's opposition and her abandonment of the provincial finery of her upbringing in favor of a scandalous flapper identity that gains her entry into the literary party scenes of New York, Paris and the French Riviera.