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A Diamond for the Single Mom

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From billionaire bachelor To doting daddy? In this Manhattan Babies story, Seth McCallan is committed to being a bachelor until his best friend’s widow H ...

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  • Editeur: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1488043523
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From billionaire bachelor To doting daddy? In this Manhattan Babies story, Seth McCallan is committed to being a bachelor until his best friend’s widow Harper crashes into his world. Discovering Harper’s been left with nothing, Seth resolves to put things right. Even if that means Harper — and her baby daughter — moving in. Even if that means a pram in his penthouse. Even if that means awakening a dangerous longing to stand by her side, now and always… Manhattan Babies trilogy Book 1 — Carrying the Billionaire’s Baby Book 2 — A Diamond for the Single Mom Look out for the next book, coming soon! “I love a book that makes your heart happy, and that is just what Carrying the Billionaire’s Baby does. Susan Meier has once again delivered characters you can not only relate too but can fall in love with. From New York to Paris, to a small town in PA Avery and Jake’s story will keep you turning the pages.” Goodreads on Carrying the Billionaire’s Baby “I have never read a Susan Meier book I haven’t loved and this is no exception.” Goodreads on The Spanish Millionaire’s Runaway Bride


A Diamond for Kate

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A DIAMOND IS A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND! Dr. Marsh Diamond had just offered Kate Turner almost everything she'd ever wanted. And although the nurse's memories of ...

  • L'auteur : Moyra Tarling
  • Editeur: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1459259882
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A DIAMOND IS A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND! Dr. Marsh Diamond had just offered Kate Turner almost everything she'd ever wanted. And although the nurse's memories of one fateful summer urged her to act otherwise, Kate couldn't deny her heart's desire. So she agreed to move out to his ranch temporarily and help him raise his motherless daughter. But not even her teenage daydreams of becoming Marsh's wife prepared her for the white-picketed world in which she was blissfully cocooned. Or the very womanly desires his touch now aroused. Still, this assignment would end—unless Kate could convince this reluctant bachelor that her diamond was forever!


A Diamond for the Sheikh's Mistress

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Scandalous mistress…or desert queen? Sheikh Zafir Al-Noury cannot forgive model Kat Winters for breaking off their engagement, but he cannot forget their ...

  • L'auteur : Abby Green
  • Editeur: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1459293363
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Scandalous mistress…or desert queen? Sheikh Zafir Al-Noury cannot forgive model Kat Winters for breaking off their engagement, but he cannot forget their burning-hot nights together. Hiring her to promote his kingdom’s most famous jewel creates an opportunity for renewed seduction… Walking away from Zafir devastated Kat. The pain has made her strong, but the fire he ignites is stronger yet—Zafir tempts her to complete sensual surrender! Even if that means exposing every part of herself to the man who once ruled her soul…


A Diamond in the Desert

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Twelve-year-old Tetsu eats, sleeps and breathes baseball. It’s all he ever thinks about. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tetsu and his family are ...

  • L'auteur : Kathryn Fitzmaurice
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101560215
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Twelve-year-old Tetsu eats, sleeps and breathes baseball. It’s all he ever thinks about. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tetsu and his family are forced from their home into an internment camp in the Arizona desert with other Japanese Americans, and baseball becomes the last thing on his mind. The camp isn’t technically a prison, but it sure feels like one when there’s nothing to do and no place to go. So when a man starts up a boys’ baseball team, Tetsu is only too eager to play again. But with his sister suddenly falling ill, and his father taken away for questioning, Tetsu is forced to choose between his family and his love of the game.


A Diamond for Del Rio's Housekeeper

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The housekeeper's proposition… When half his inheritance is left to his aunt's housekeeper, English orphan Rosie Clifton, Spanish aristocrat Don Xavier D ...

  • L'auteur : Susan Stephens
  • Editeur: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1488001332
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The housekeeper's proposition… When half his inheritance is left to his aunt's housekeeper, English orphan Rosie Clifton, Spanish aristocrat Don Xavier Del Rio is determined to claim what's rightfully his. So when Rosie surprises him with a marriage proposal, Xavier sees a way to get everything he wants…including Rosie in his bed! Rosie will do anything to protect her home on the Isla Del Rey—even marry Xavier! She'll provide him with an heir, in exchange for him leaving the untouched beauty of the island intact. But can she trust her charming new husband—or his devastating kiss?


My Life as a Diamond

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Ten-year-old Caspar "Caz" Cadman loves baseball and has a great arm. He loves the sounds, the smells, the stats. When his family moves from Toronto to a su ...

  • L'auteur : Jenny Manzer
  • Editeur: Orca Book Publishers
  • ISBN: 1459818334
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Ten-year-old Caspar "Caz" Cadman loves baseball and has a great arm. He loves the sounds, the smells, the stats. When his family moves from Toronto to a suburb of Seattle, the first thing he does is try out for the local summer team, the Redburn Ravens. Even though Caz is thrilled when he makes the team, he worries because he has a big secret. No one knows that back in Toronto, Caz used to live life as a girl named Cassandra. And it's nobody's business. Caz will tell his new friends when he's ready. But when a player on a rival team starts snooping around, Caz's past is revealed, and Caz worries it will be Toronto all over again. Will Caz's teammates rally behind their star pitcher? Or will Caz be betrayed once more? A heartwarming, funny, fast-paced story about the bravery it takes to live as your true self, no matter the cost.


Cuts of a Diamond

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In Cuts of a Diamond, Sandra Bicknell shows women how to turn even their most heartbreaking experiences into a thing of beauty by honoring their victories ...

  • L'auteur : Sandra Rodriguez Bicknell
  • Editeur: Morgan James Publishing
  • ISBN: 1642792071
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Nombre de pages: 135
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In Cuts of a Diamond, Sandra Bicknell shows women how to turn even their most heartbreaking experiences into a thing of beauty by honoring their victories with a beautiful piece of jewelry that will remind them of their triumphs. Relationships can be hard. Sometimes women feel disillusioned, like the tides have turned against them and there is no one on their side who understands what they’re going through. Or maybe they ask themselves, “Why me?” or “What did I do wrong?” Women need to know that there is more to it than circumstance. In Cuts of a Diamond, Sandra Bicknell sets down her raw emotions and honest experiences in order to make a difference in readers’ lives. She calls for women to take back authority over their life. People cannot dictate what will or will not happen to them as their life unfolds, but they can change how they look at their experiences and how they let them affect their life. In her guide, Bicknell shows women how to change their outlook on life and then invites them to honor their victory with a beautiful piece of jewelry that will continue to remind them of their triumphs.


The Diamond in Your Pocket

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A master thief waited his whole life to acquire the most beautiful diamond in the world. When he heard it had been purchased, he spent three days trying to ...

  • L'auteur : Gangaji
  • Editeur: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 1591798736
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A master thief waited his whole life to acquire the most beautiful diamond in the world. When he heard it had been purchased, he spent three days trying to steal the rare jewel. He failed. Finally, the thief walked right up to the owner and asked, "How did you hide this precious jewel from me?" To which the owner replied, "I placed it where I knew you would never look—in your own pocket!" This insightful tale opens the first major book release from Gangaji—an American-born teacher who has influenced the lives of thousands of people through her public events. In The Diamond in Your Pocket, Gangaji describes our never-ending search as human beings to find fulfillment—which, paradoxically, already exists if only we will stop long enough to experience it. Readers join Gangaji to learn more about: How to let go of your need to control, and activate instead the choice of where you put your mind's attention Cultivating the courage to be vulnerable, so you can meet—and deeply merge with—the unknown How to unearth the roots of suffering—learn to stop replaying your life's dramatic stories over and over, and much more As long as you are searching for it, it cannot be found, " teaches Gangaji. Written as a series of short contemplations, The Diamond in Your Pocket shows you thought-by-thought how to stop the endless activity of your mind, and experience the brilliance and radiance of who you really are.


Old Mortality

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Set in Southern Scotland among a time of religious turmoil in the 17th century, Old Morality depicts a young soldier, Henry Morton, as he becomes involved ...

  • L'auteur : Sir Walter Scott
  • Editeur: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513285416
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 430
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Set in Southern Scotland among a time of religious turmoil in the 17th century, Old Morality depicts a young soldier, Henry Morton, as he becomes involved with the armed struggle between two religious groups—the Covenanters and the Cavaliers. While the Cavaliers supported the church of England, Covenanters wished for Scotland to convert to pure Presbyterianism. With neither group accepting their differences, social tensions ran high in Scotland. This all comes to head at a competitive event hosted by Lady Margaret Bellenden, who is a loyal Covenanter. Described as a wapenshaw, a group of soldiers from varying backgrounds assembled to compete against each other. When Henry, the son of a Covenanter, defeats a Cavalier favorite, trouble follows. Though Henry is soon introduced to Lady Margaret Bellenden and her lovely daughter, Edith, his victory is short-lived as the competition arouses unhealthy and aggressive feelings among the opposing groups. After Henry stands up for a man being bullied by the Cavaliers, the two become friends. However, when Henry discovers a secret about his new friend, he is forced to become an outlaw, fleeing from the vindictive Cavalier patrols. Centered around true events of an uprising in 1679, Old Morality is praised as one of Sir Walter Scott’s best novels. Written in with a whimsical fashion, fascinating Scottish dialect, and flowing prose, critics appreciated the characters and descriptions featured in Old Morality, along with its delightful elements of romance, action, and adventure. Though published over two-hundred years ago, Old Morality depicts a serious struggle between religions, portraying themes and ideology that remains to be relevant to modern society, while simultaneously offering invaluable insight on the intriguing social and religious history of Scotland. This edition of Old Morality by Sir Walter Scott now features a striking new cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition of Old Morality crafts an accessible and pleasant reading experience for modern audiences while restoring the original mastery and drama of Sir Walter Scott’s literature.


Diamonds in the Rough

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A DARK MAFIA ROMANCE Girls like me, we know how to survive. We each have our own little ways, but we acquire those skills at the same tender age. If you as ...

  • L'auteur : Charmaine Pauls
  • Editeur: Charmaine Pauls
  • ISBN: 2491833026
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 210
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A DARK MAFIA ROMANCE Girls like me, we know how to survive. We each have our own little ways, but we acquire those skills at the same tender age. If you ask me how many times a person can die, I'll tell you many times. As many times as a man stabs you in the stomach with betrayal and wrings out your heart with lies. Girls like me, we live. We don't get a choice. We step over the cliff and fall. Eat, sleep, die, and repeat. * Diamonds in the Rough is Book 2 of the Diamonds are Forever trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1) must be read first to follow the story. Diamonds are Forever (Book 3) concludes the story. Other novels in the Diamond Magnate collection: Standalone Novel Beauty in the Broken Diamonds are Forever Trilogy Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1) Diamonds in the Rough (Book 2) Diamonds are Forever (Book 3)


Old Mortality

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Old Mortality (1816), which many consider the finest of Scott's Waverley novels, is a swift-moving historical romance that places an anachronistically libe ...

  • L'auteur : Walter Scott
  • Editeur: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191610933
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 624
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Old Mortality (1816), which many consider the finest of Scott's Waverley novels, is a swift-moving historical romance that places an anachronistically liberal hero against the forces of fanaticism in seventeenth-century Scotland, in the period infamous as the `killing time'. Its central character, Henry Morton, joins the rebels in order to fight Scotland's royalist oppressors, little as he shares the Covenanters' extreme religious beliefs. He is torn between his love for a royalist's granddaughter and his loyalty to his downtrodden countrymen. As well as being a tale of divided loyalties, the novel is a crucial document in the cultural history of modern Scotland. Scott, himself a supporter of the union between Scotland and England, was trying to exorcise the violent past of a country uncomfortably coming to terms with its status as part of a modern United Kingdom. This novel is in itself a significant political document, in which Scott can be seen to be attempting to create a new centralist Scottish historiography, which is not the political consensus of his own time, the seventeenth century, or today. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


The Waverly Novels: 26 Books in One Volume - Complete Collection

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Waverly Novels: 26 Books in One Volume - Complete Collection" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detail ...

  • L'auteur : Walter Scott
  • Editeur: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026838106
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 2858
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Waverly Novels: 26 Books in One Volume - Complete Collection" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: Famous Authors on Scott SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.


A Diamond in the Rough

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A Diamond in the Rough is Marilyn Lands third and most passionate novel set against the glamorous world of the Diamond Industry. When Jake Lyons finds hims ...

  • L'auteur : Marilyn Land
  • Editeur: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1532021410
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 438
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A Diamond in the Rough is Marilyn Lands third and most passionate novel set against the glamorous world of the Diamond Industry. When Jake Lyons finds himself the sole survivor of his family, he emerges from the ashes of destruction a complex and compelling Hero whose tragic loss during the Blitz leads him to join the Royal Air Force to fight for Britain. At Wars end, he returns to England a highly decorated RAF Ace Pilot only to face a series of life shattering decisions, as he tries to pick up the pieces of his young life without the woman he loves more than life itself. Upon his Uncle Benjamins death in South Africa, and as sole heir to his estate, he becomes the recipient of an intricately carved chest containing thousands of cut and polished diamonds, no mention of which was made in his Will. Left with doubts that the cache was perhaps sent to him in error or the spoils of a heist during the War, he sets out to determine to whom it belongs. From London to New York, South Africa to Israel, from his old world of diamonds to his new world of aviation, the twists, turns, and surprises her readers have learned to expect uniquely define the profound personal story of a true Diamond in the Rough.


The Year of Taking Chances

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From the bestselling author of Summer at Shell Cottage comes The Year of Taking Chances, a novel full of warmth, humour and romance. Because love is always ...

  • L'auteur : Lucy Diamond
  • Editeur: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447257790
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the bestselling author of Summer at Shell Cottage comes The Year of Taking Chances, a novel full of warmth, humour and romance. Because love is always worth the risk . . . It's New Year's Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. There's music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. It's going to be a night to remember. Also at the party is Caitlin, who has returned to the village to pack up her much-missed mum's house and to figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR executive who's keeping a secret which no amount of spin can change. The three women bond over Gemma's dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet. But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits by shocking new developments. Family, love, work, home - all the things they've taken for granted are thrown into disarray. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives and start over. But dare they take a chance on something new?


False Colors

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1762, The Georgian Age of Sail: For his first command, John Cavendish is given a ship—the HMS Meteor—and a crew, both in need of repair and discipline. ...

  • L'auteur : Alex Beecroft
  • Editeur: Running Press Adult
  • ISBN: 0786748915
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 1762, The Georgian Age of Sail: For his first command, John Cavendish is given a ship—the HMS Meteor—and a crew, both in need of repair and discipline. He's determined to make a success of their first mission, and hopes the well-liked lieutenant Alfred Donwell will stand by his side as he leads his new crew into battle: stopping the slave trade off the coast of Algiers. Alfie knows their mission is futile, and that their superiors back in England will use the demise of this crew as impetus for war with the Ottoman Empire. But the darker secret he keeps is his growing attraction for his commanding officer—a secret punishable by death. With the arrival of his former captain—and lover—on the scene of the disastrous mission, Alfie is torn between the security of his past and the uncertain promise of a future with the straight-laced John. Against a backdrop of war, intrigue, and personal betrayal, the high seas will carry these men through dangerous waters from England to Africa to the West Indies in search of a safe harbor.


The Diamond Queen of Singapore

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In the latest thrilling novel in the Ava Lee series, Ava launches an investigation into a fraudulent investment scheme that sends her around the globe on t ...

  • L'auteur : Ian Hamilton
  • Editeur: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 1487002076
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In the latest thrilling novel in the Ava Lee series, Ava launches an investigation into a fraudulent investment scheme that sends her around the globe on the trail of illegal diamonds, drug smuggling, and offshore banking. Ava and Pang Fai are in Toronto to attend a party at the home of Ava’s mother, Jennie Lee. When Ava’s best friend, Mimi, fails to appear, Ava goes looking for her. She finds Mimi at home, distraught over the death of her father, who has taken his own life after losing the family’s savings in a fraudulent investment scheme. Moved to avenge this tragedy and recover the stolen money, Ava launches an investigation that takes her to cities on three continents. As she tracks the money, Ava is thrust into the underworld of illegal diamond trading, international drug smuggling, and the world’s most secretive offshore banking haven. Along the way, a number of Ava’s old friends offer their assistance—from her business partner, May Ling Wong, to her ge ge, the Mountain Master of Shanghai, Xu. Most poignant of all, Ava is visited in her dreams by Uncle, who offers her much-needed guidance as she confronts a new face of power and corruption.


Diamond in the Rough (American Heiresses Book #2)

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To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her ...

  • L'auteur : Jen Turano
  • Editeur: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1493420291
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill-equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become. Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald himself has no interest in finding an heiress to marry, but when Poppy's grandmother asks him to give etiquette lessons to Poppy, he swiftly discovers he may be in for much more than he bargained for.


The Cloak Society

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The first in a thrilling, action-packed middle grade trilogy, which School Library Journal declared "will likely find the same wide appeal as Rick Riordan' ...

  • L'auteur : Jeramey Kraatz
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062095498
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The first in a thrilling, action-packed middle grade trilogy, which School Library Journal declared "will likely find the same wide appeal as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books. The Cloak Society: An elite organization of supervillains graced with extraordinary powers. Ten years ago the Cloak Society was defeated by Sterling City's superheroes, the Rangers of Justice, and vanished without a trace. But the villains have been waiting for the perfect moment to resurface. . . . Twelve-year-old Alex Knight is a dedicated junior member of Cloak who has spent years mastering his telekinetic superpowers and preparing for the day when Cloak will rise to power again. Cloak is everything he believes in. But during his debut mission, Alex does the unthinkable: He saves the life of a Junior Ranger of Justice. Even worse . . . she becomes his friend. And the more time he spends with her, the more Alex wonders what, exactly, he's been fighting for.


Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New Yo ...

  • L'auteur : Jared Diamond
  • Editeur: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393609294
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 528
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.


All the Light We Cannot See

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*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award finalist * From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multip ...

  • L'auteur : Anthony Doerr
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476746605
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 544
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award finalist * From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).