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A Single Swallow

The eagerly awaited English translation of award-winning author Zhang Ling’s epic and intimate novel about the devastation of war, forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of love.On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast—in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II—three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. It’s where they had fought—and survived—a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunner’s mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu.All that’s missing is Ah Yan—also known as Swallow—the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way.As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yan’s life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities, and yet found the grace and dignity to survive, she’d been the one to bring them together. And it is her spark of humanity, still burning brightly, that gives these ghosts of the past the courage to look back on everything they endured and remember the woman they lost.

You, Me, and the Colors of Life

Faced with challenges from an early age, Janica has learned to celebrate and enjoy every day as a gift. Her life-affirming attitude fascinates Thomas, a shy young man who begins to see the rich colors of life in a whole new light. As she reveals a world he never could have imagined for himself, Thomas falls head over heels for the strong young woman and becomes part of her quirky circle of friends and her loving family.Their generosity of spirit draws Thomas out of his shell. He finds strength in their visits to the children’s hospital where Janica volunteers, captivating the kids’ attention with her imaginative stories. But all too soon fate deals them a harsh blow. Can their love survive life’s obstacles?You, Me, and the Colors of Life is a moving, hopeful story about the power of love and the power of living a life filled with joy.

Compromising Agreements: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romance (Callaghan Green Series Book 3)

She’s feisty. He’s fiery. Compromising is going to be a problem…Irritating: tick. Arrogant: tick. Unfortunately gorgeous and quality me time material: big hot tick. Maxwell Callaghan demanding my teaching room for his law seminars means only one thing: war.The fact he’s a successful lawyer, earns more money in a week than I probably do in a year and has a house with a front door that actually shuts is completely irrelevant. I don’t care when his emails get a little flirty, or how our arguments somehow turn into something else, or that he has a growing obsession with collecting my underwear. I’m focused on finishing my PhD and carrying out the ambition I’ve had since I was a child.Neither of us can compromise. He has his own demons. I have my own dreams.But for the sake of our own hearts, we need to come to an agreement…COMPROMISING AGREEMENTS is a feisty, fiery enemies to lovers romance with no cheating and a happily ever after. Only read if you like your stories steamy hot! It’s part of the CALLAGHAN GREEN SERIES but can be read as a standalone.#MaxIsMine

Reckless Memories (The Wrecked Series Book 1)

I loved him before I knew what the word meant. From skinned knees to first dates and everything in between. But he was never mine to love. I settled for friendship, even though I always wanted more. That was before. Before he ripped my world apart and didn’t bother sticking around to help me pick up the pieces. I knit every last shred back together all on my own. And I’ve all but forgotten his name.Now, he’s back, and everything is torn apart once more. But he’s not the only one doing the tearing this time. And there might be no stopping the person who has it out for us both.

O'Mara's (The Guesthouse on the Green Book 1)

'If you like Irish humor this is the book for you!' Reader Review'A lovely warm, family orientated story with endearing characters.' Reader ReviewEvery guest who comes to stay at O’Mara’s Guesthouse in Dublin has a story to tell. The little red fox who visits the bins in the courtyard has a tale of his own as do the long serving staff, and the O’Mara family themselves have had their fair share of ups and downs too…Aisling O’Mara. Her heart was broken once and she won’t let it happen twice. Besides, she’s far too busy managing the guesthouse, shopping for designer shoes and learning to salsa dance for love. She’s built a fortress as impenetrable as the Berlin Wall around her heart.Now her former fiancé has reappeared in Dublin, and he’s determined to knock that wall down. Can she trust him or, has love been stepping on her toes all along?Una Brennan’s booked into the guesthouse she used to walk past each morning when she was a young girl, full of hopes and dreams. She left Dublin more than fifty years ago vowing she’d never set foot in the city again. What devastating event caused her to leave, and what’s brought her back now?Other people's problems are easy to solve, and when these two very different women share a late night pot of tea they might just open each other's eyes to the possibility of learning to love again.

Sadie, Doctor Accident: (Book 1, Iron Badges)

Broken Heart Learns to Love AgainI’m no damsel in distress.As a motorcycle deputy, I’ve seen it all, not to mention I’ve faced my own fears.I’m not looking for a hero; I’m used to saving myself.But, when a set of piercing blue eyes lock on mine, I stumble.When strong arms wrap around me, I fall.Now Ryan Montgomery has me questioning everything I thought I wanted.He’s a single dad, a widower, and a successful doctor.When Ryan realizes the dangers of my job, it has him pulling back into the world of grief he barely survived the first time.Can I prove to him that love is a chance worth taking?

Good Girl: A Rockstar Romance (Wicked Book 1)

Haley’s job is to keep rockstar Jax Jamieson out of trouble…Not to fall for him.I was hired to work for a legend. Instead, I’m being seduced by a man.When I took an internship on rock god Jax Jamieson’s tour, I never thought he’d look twice at me. He’s older, cocky, jaded and nothing like the college guys I’m used to.  He’s gorgeous, rich, talented, and the biggest rockstar in the world.Too bad I rubbed him the wrong way on day one. Now he takes divine pleasure in making my life hell. During soundcheck. On the road. At the hotel after shows.I need this job for reasons he can never know. That’s why I have to be cool under that smoldering gaze and arrogant grin. The bigger problem is when the cynicism slips away, exposing the cracks beneath. When he lets his guard down to tell me things he hasn’t told a soul.Because a million women might scream his name...But he whispers mine.GOOD GIRL is book 1 in the enthralling, emotional bestselling rockstar romance series WICKED. Start reading now--you'll be desperate to binge Jax and Haley's epic completed story!★★★★★ "Hot damn, this series is amazing. Funny, sweet, raw, emotional and freaking hot!" -Debbie★★★★★ "Piper Lawson takes the rock star trope to a whole new level." -Dawn★★★★★ "An all consuming love story that is sure to leave you a little dazed and crazed." -Catherine★★★★★ "One word to describe this series: HOOKED." -Danielle, Short and Sassy★★★★★ "If you love rock star romances...this series is a must!!" -KaraLee★★★★★ "I'm an emotional wreck." -Pam★★★★★ "Binge reading at its finest." -Always Write★★★★★ "There aren't enough words to describe this series: amazing, romantic, emotional, enthralling. All I know is that I couldn't stop reading." -Helen

99 Nightingale Lane: Enthralling historical fiction set in the drawing rooms of Georgian London and the colourful streets of India. (The Nightingale Lane Book 1)

London, Christmas 1914Nineteen-year-old Carrie Dobbs has a secret. When her parents discover her condition, Carrie's mother, Florrie takes matters into her own hands and arranges a marriage with Arnold Bateman to get Carrie out of Whitechapel and away from the gossips. He is a man Carrie could never love, the opposite of Johan, the young man she adores. Arnold has been posted to India and expects her to go with him and be the wife he needs to further his promotion and position in the army. India is a country she only knows from an atlas and she is terrified she will never see her family and her beloved best friend, Pearl again. Feeling she has no choice, she travels to India with a heavy heart, wondering if she will ever return to the place she calls home. India is a mystery to her, but this strange and vibrant country gets under her skin, and when someone she admires from afar is kind to her, Carrie wonders if she will find love again. Read Carrie's heart-rending story in the first part of 99 Nightingale Lane and fall in love!Join Carrie as she continues her spell-binding journey into love and independence, and discover what happens when she makes a decision that will change all their lives!What readers are saying about 99 Nightingale Lane...What a gorgeous story. The writing is beautiful and the storytelling is lyrical. I was captured from page one.When I read a book - it's all about the characters, and 99 Nightingale Lane has multi-dimensional characters that will stay with you long after you've read the last page. I rooted for them and I cried with them.I was absolutely captivated by the heroine. She's strong and brave despite every reason not to be.The author takes you from the drawing rooms in London to the teeming streets of Bombay. The writing is so deliciously descriptive I was transported.If you love stories about women who overcome odds, and if you're looking for the next book to take you away - this is the one. Amazon ReviewerI loved the Dickensian tone to this page-turning story of romance and tragedy in India, an historical novel depicting class, race, and betrayal. Carrie Dobbs is a heroine from whom the reader can learn about resilience, grit and forgiveness. Highly recommend! Amazon Reviewer99 Nightingale Lane…historical fiction and historical romance to capture your heart!

Ariel, Always Enough (Iron Orchids Book 1)

It all started while I was off duty and a scream for help echoed through the night; my cop instincts kicked in.I raced toward the sound and found a woman lying in a parking lot. Among the broken glass and blood were vibrant red hair and piercing green eyes. For the first time, my heart skipped a beat.As a deputy, I see horrid things and then go on with my life. But this time, I couldn’t. I couldn’t get that woman out of my mind.For three months, I thought of her and wondered how she was doing.Then one night, while at an LEO fundraiser, I see her, and she was staring back at me.Ariel has had a tough life, and she has never had a man she could count on—until me. I want to be that man. But first, I have to convince her that I’m worth a chance at love.

Pengarron Land (The Pengarron Sagas Book 1)

Amidst the rugged beauty of eighteenth-century Cornwall, a sweeping novel of hope and heartbreak.Kerensa Trelynne is overjoyed to be marrying her childhood sweetheart, Clem Trenchard, even though it will be a wrench to leave the idyllic cove and tumbledown cottage she shares with her grandfather, Old Tom.But when local landowner Sir Oliver Pengarron sets his sights on their home, everything changes. Old Tom dashes all of Kerensa’s hopes when he agrees to sell Trelynne Cove on one fateful condition – Sir Oliver must marry his granddaughter.As her life is turned upside down and her future thrown into turmoil, Kerensa comes to realise that true love is far more complex than childhood romance.The first instalment of the Pengarron Sagas, perfect for fans of Poldark.

Texas Twosome (Romance Across State Lines Book 1)

Big city meets country in this opposites-attract sweet romance.When Rebecca Parsons’s new assignment brings her to Steam, Texas, to cover the anniversary of an unsolved missing person’s story, she’s more than up to the task. What she wasn’t expecting was the handsome man in a uniform to occupy her mind so much, making it difficult to remember why she was there in the first place.Kyle is carrying on the family tradition of law enforcement as the local sheriff. When he’s asked to show the reporter around, he’s happy to do it. They don’t get many out-of-town visitors, and something about this big-city girl intrigues him.An unlikely pair, Becca and Kyle find themselves enthralled in a slow-burning connection neither of them could have predicted in a million years.Book 1 – Texas TwosomeBook 2 – Kansas KissedBook 3 – California CrushBook 4 – Oregon ObsessionBook 5 – Florida FlingBook 6 – Montana MiracleBook 7 – Pennsylvania Passion

No Home Like Nantucket (A Sweet Island Inn Book 1)

Nantucket was her paradise—until reality came barging in.Mae Benson was happy—a beloved wife, beloved mother, beloved neighbor. But even she wasn’t ready for the tragedy looming around the corner.The accident that claims her husband’s life rocks the whole family. And it’s not the only thing stirring up trouble.Mae’s oldest, Eliza, is facing an unexpected pregnancy with a fiancé she no longer wants to be with.Her daughter Holly is caught in a marriage on the rocks.Headstrong daughter Sara is reeling in the throes of a forbidden workplace romance.And her youngest son, Brent, is drowning in sorrow and guilt after his father’s passing.Take a trip to Nantucket’s Sweet Island Inn and follow along as Mae Benson and her children face the hardest summer of their lives.Love, loss, heartbreak, hope—it’s all here and more. Can Mae find a way to bring herself and her family to the light at the end of the tunnel? Or will her grief be too much to overcome?Find out in NO HOME LIKE NANTUCKET.

Finding You (The Holt Family Book 1)

Finding You is a heart-wrenching, suspenseful story about one woman and her faith in true love. Due to adult themes, this book is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.Heat level: 3.5Tissue consumption level: 1 boxShe didn't see this one coming. Samantha Holt had the perfect relationship--until one day she didn't. For a woman with psychic abilities, she definitely missed the important signs leading to her boyfriend's tragic accident. One day she is blissfully happy; the next, her world is turned upside down.It takes two interminable years to rebuild her life, and despite a new love interest, she can't rest until she learns the truth. Her persistent inner voice won't stop until she takes a trip to the city where all her romantic dreams were so ruthlessly crushed Could a stranger be the key to discovering the answers she needs to move forward? A chance encounter makes Samantha question what really happened that day so long ago. Forced to delve into the mystery of her soulmate's disappearance or accept the new love that life has offered her, Samantha faces a difficult decision.

The School Mistress (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 1)

An untested teacher. A wealthy benefactor. When their attraction becomes undeniable, will they open their hearts to each other?Colorado, 1910. Quinn Cooper can’t help feeling uneasy. But securing a job as a schoolmarm in a tiny frontier town was the only way to save her family from starvation back in Boston. And her nerves aren’t eased by a stray gunshot that spooks the sleigh horses, casting her into the snow… until she’s rescued by a handsome stranger.Lord Alexander Barnes knows better than to believe any pretty young woman would willingly become a mother to five children. But the lonely widower finds himself charmed by the lovely newcomer and her easy rapport with his offspring. And after his disgruntled nanny quits, his heart melts at the sight of her joyfully taking over the role.Determined to prove herself in the schoolhouse and as a governess, Quinn fears her near-poverty will prevent any possible courtship with the affluent Englishman. And between their age difference and prejudicial violence in the town, Lord Barnes is certain this second chance at happiness just cannot be.Will their love go unspoken, or will their persistence reward them with a lasting passion?The School Mistress is the delightful first book in the Emerson Pass Historicals sweet romance series. If you like gallant nobles, resilient heroines, and hints of mystery, then you’ll adore Tess Thompson’s Edwardian adventure in the Old West.Buy The School Mistress to study reading, writing, and happily ever after today!

The Blight and the Blarney - Part 1 - The Story (Tales of Flynn and Reilly)

Whatever it takes to stop your family from starvingIs it time for the great Michael Flynn to take his family in search of a better life?The opening to The Tales of Flynn and Reilly - if you like historical fiction, then this is for youIreland has suffered from potato blight since 1845. Friends and neighbours have died, been evicted or given up what little land they have in search of alms. Michael Flynn is one of the lucky ones. His landlord has offered support. Michael and his family have done all they can to help their immediate household, but as the famine and its aftermath continue, have their efforts been enough?With the weakening brought about by hunger, there are some things he is powerless to protect his family from. Is it time for the great Michael Flynn to take his family in search of a better life?Download now to find out

Daffodils (The Katherine Wheel series Book 1)

Daffodils is essentially a love story, whose tender heart is almost torn apart through the tumultuous challenge of World War One. "A profound meditation on love and loss and the perils of war": Bookbub. Daffodils is the Winner of the New Apple Literary Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing 2019 Medallist Winner E-Book."Absorbing, involving, unputdownable, honest, great characterisation". Indie Book Bargains Featured Author Book of the day June 25th 2013 and was chosen to be in the first edition of the Fussy Librarian's selection.COMPLETELY REVISED EDITIONKaty, a maidservant at Cheadle Manor, longs to escape her narrow life but events unfold slowly in her rural village in Wiltshire. Jem Phipps has always loved Katy. His proposal of marriage rescues her from scandal but after tragedy strikes Jem becomes a reluctant soldier on the battlefields of The First World War, leaving Katy behind, restless and alone. Lionel White, the local curate, has just returned from India bringing a dash of colour to the small village and offers Katy a window on the wider world. Only when Katy joins up as a WAAC girl does she finally break free from the stifling class-ridden hierarchies that bind her but the brutality of 20th-century global war brings home the price she has paid for her search. Through the horrors of WW1, Katy discovers only love brings freedom. For fans of historical fiction, DAFFODILS is Book One of The Katherine Wheel Saga. Find out how these characters fared after the Armistice when they entered a new, modern age in its sequel, PEACE LILY. They have to carve out new lives in a changed world, having survived the war only to face new, unexpected challenges when they return home.A third book, SPEEDWELL, takes the characters into the daring arena of motor racing in the 1920s and Katy's defiant bid for independence. Book Four, WILLOW, (novella-sized) bridges the gap between the generations as the children of Cassandra and Douglas, Jem and Katy embark on a summer adventure that goes disastrously wrong, with dire consequences. The four children, Lottie and Isobel, Al and Lily, are on the brink of adulthood and the outbreak of the Second World War in Book Five, WOODBINE. Their lives separate as they are each forced to follow different paths through the war. Lottie is stranded in occupied France and gets drawn into the French Resistance; Al faces many dangers as he flies planes for the ATA, and Isobel, torn between duty and love, becomes a Land Girl. Can they come back together in Book Six, IVY? You must read the final book in The Katherine Wheel Series to find out how the whole saga reaches its dramatic and satisfying conclusion.

Merciless

*** Now a USA Today bestselling series! ***USA Today Best Selling Author, Willow Winters, brings you an EPIC anti-hero brought to his knees in a heart-wrenching, binge-worthy series.I should’ve known she would ruin me the moment I saw her. Women like her are made to destroy men like me. I couldn’t resist her though. Given to me to start a war; I was too eager to accept. But I didn’t know what she’d do to me. That she would change everything. She sees through me in a way no one else ever has. Her innocence and vulnerability make me weak for her and I hate it.I know better than to give in to temptation.A ruthless man doesn’t let a soul close to him.A cold-hearted man doesn’t risk anything for anyone.A powerful man with a beautiful woman at his mercy … he doesn’t fall for her.