Taken from her conquered Californio family during the 1846 Mexican-American War to be forced into marriage with a Yankee she despises, proud Spanish beauty, Maria Vasquez, draws a knife, and begins her journey to the far side of the sea. She will flee to Valparaiso, Boston, and finally San Francisco trying to forget the blood on her hands, only to find it is blood that will save her.
Dashing American ship captain, Dominic Mason, will win Maria’s heart, but shatter it when he rejects her for another, setting her on a journey back to San Francisco. There she discovers her heart can never be conquered, it must only be surrendered, not just to the man she loves, but to the God who will never let her go.
Captain Dominic Mason knows how to fulfill his duties. He’s living for God and country, determined to obey the Almighty and help bring California into the Union. Yet death and the devil’s deception will rob him of all he holds dear in San Francisco.
As California rises to statehood amid the madness of the gold rush, men will die for gold and for Maria. Will she ever escape the darkness that enslaves her in San Francisco and discover the everlasting light and love she so longs for? Far Side of the Sea is the second book in the California Rising trilogy.
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Sparks fly from a Christmastime reunion of motocross racer Jesse Brewster and his ex-girlfriend Lauren Cooper. Being thrown together to plan the race team’s Christmas party reignites a flame Lauren thought she’d extinguished when she broke up with Jesse six months earlier. But will Jesse’s well-meaning secret Christmas gift—meant to help win her back—compromise the independence Lauren is fighting to establish? Is it, as she maintains, the wrong time for their love?
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As a senior at Kodaline High, Arden Summers enjoys a low-key lifestyle until an unfamiliar girl catches his eye. Learning that the new student is Lux Madden, one of the most touted gymnasts in the country, he falls madly in love with her, only to realize that she’s holding onto many secrets. A mysterious acquaintance then appears, leaving him to question Lux’s past. Three of them are involved. Two are deeply in love, but only one lives to remember.
JAY KALAN HAS DIED BEFORE, and this time,
he’s hellbent on getting it right.
Remembering his past life isn’t a perk for this jatismar. Actually, it’s one of Jay’s curses–as he’s in constant battle fighting to remember which lifetime he is living. But one thing is for certain, no matter what life he’s in: Jay Kalan will stop at nothing until he gets revenge for the deaths of his wife and daughter.
When ten-year-old Hannah enters his life, there’s a familiarity in her that Jay’s determined to uncover. But Hannah will do everything she can to help Jay– while still protecting her new family. As the secrets begin to unfold, revenge and forgiveness blur. Suddenly, Jay’s circle of friends and enemies becomes skewed, and he’s unsure of who he can trust. With the help of Hannah and a strong father-figure, will he let go of his desire for revenge or will his past destroy any future happiness he may have?
Continue the journey with your favorite Doveland characters as their Karass grows and their unique gifts evolve. It’s a quest for community and togetherness that you won’t want to miss.
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Seven years ago, Grace Grafton died in a boating accident. Her body was never recovered.
Years later, a woman reads in a note addressed to her: “Hello Grace, did you think we wouldn’t find you?” Those nine chilling words end Grafton’s self-imposed sanctuary of witness protection. Now she and the lives of everyone she loves are in danger. She has a secret — one that will change the fortunes of America. Grace knows the man running for president is guilty of a double murder, but who will believe her?
When a killer moves into the White House no one is safe—not even the dead.
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Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature. Similar suspense novels in this genre may be categorized as: suspense, thrillers, suspense thrillers, Christian suspense and Mystery & Suspense.
If you liked The Martian and Interstellar then this book is
a must for your Sci-Fi collection!
Dr David Archer unwitingly makes a huge scientific discovery which leads to a story of mystery and adventure. Follow David on his journey which eventually brings a very important decision for Earth. The question is, do we act or not?
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People die, but legends live on.
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New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury recently lost her best friend to murder. The killer’s identity may be linked to her friend’s expensive missing bracelet—a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family.
Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece, but her pleas fall on deaf ears—despite the unnatural death that occurs during the opening. With two victims linked to the jewelry, Annalisse is certain she must act.
Desperate, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner’s son to help—even though she’s afraid he’ll break her heart. Wealthy and devastatingly handsome, with a string of bereft women in his wake, Greek playboy Alec Zavos dismisses Annalisse’s concerns—until his parents are ripped from the Zavos family yacht during their ocean voyage near Crete.
Annalisse and Alec race across two oceans to save his mother, feared dead or kidnapped. When the killer changes tactics and goes after Alec behind Annalisse’s back, can her plan to rescue Alec’s mother save them all?
When a child is born they’re a blank canvas. A canvas that is later molded by the influences of the world around them. Those influences determine that child’s future, but they are not always kind. Some of those children will enter adulthood easily, unscathed by the harshness of life, but for others, that journey is not an easy path to follow.
And then there are those, whose journeys are cut short.
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He only ever wanted ….. to fit in.
He only ever wanted ….. to be included.
He only ever wanted ….. to have friends.
Alec never wanted for anything.
His parents made sure of that.
But, what Alec desperately wanted, they couldn’t buy.
He just wanted to be normal……..
He could never see what the rest of us could.
Smart. Funny. Goodlooking. Sensitive.
Alec only saw what his mind wanted him to see.
And believed the false truths it told him.
BUT, I won’t allow him to become one of the lost, and when the clouds clear after the rain, I WILL make him see that he is everything WE believe him to be, and so much more……..
“Carole P. Roman has a fantastic way of blending a fun little read together with positive messages, that can’t be shared with a young girl often enough. The illustrations are paired perfectly with the story to make this a book that will become a favorite. This book should be in every library.” – WV Stitcher Blog
“The lesson you can learn is that if you use your imagination, sometimes things that you don’t think will work out, might. I think this is a really good life lesson.” – Literary Litter
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Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter’s fascination with all things ‘princess,’ Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.
Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? – Awards:
Back to Homeschool Resource Award winner!
2017 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorites – Children’s Inspirational
2017 International Book Awards Finalist – Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction
2017 Gold Medal Reader’s Favorite Children Concept
2017 Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars Award
2017 New York City Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite!
The village of Kilbane in County Cork, Ireland, has a new garda—and her first case is a grave matter indeed . . .
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It’s official! Siobhán is now Garda O’Sullivan, and her five siblings couldn’t be prouder. While brother James runs Naomi’s Bistro, Siobhán is doing her part to keep the village safe. Of course, Kilbane is pretty quiet compared to a place like Dublin, where Macdara Flannery has gone to be a detective sergeant.
Then one night the local priest summons Siobhán to the church cemetery. There’s a dead man in the graveyard—aboveground. He lies shot on a blanket of freshly fallen snow, hand stretched out toward a nearby headstone. He’s a stranger, but the priest has heard talk of an American tourist in town, searching for his Irish ancestor.
A detective sergeant is dispatched from Dublin to assist with the case, and as fate would have it, it’s Macdara. After his parting, things are awkward between them, but they have to work together. They learn the victim was from Dublin—Dublin, Ohio, that is. And when his family members are located and told of his murder, the plot thickens. Siobhán begins to dig for a motive among the gnarled roots of the family tree. But as long-buried secrets are unearthed, she and Macdara will need to stay two steps ahead of the killer or end up with more than one foot in the grave.