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Author : Eva Glyn
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2022-05-25
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0008579342
Description :

For fans of Dinah Jefferies, Victoria Hislop, Lucinda Riley and Rosanna Ley, this is a stunning and sweeping WW2 novel that shows a side to the war not often seen before.

Author : Patricia Wilson
Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Release : 2017-03-09
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1785762796
Description :

If you love Karen Swan and Elizabeth Edmondson, you will love this perfect escapist read. 'The story started at dawn on the fourteenth of September, 1943 . . .' All her life, London-born Angelika has been intrigued by her mother's secret past. Now planning her wedding, she feels she must visit the remote Crete village her mother grew up in. Angie's estranged elderly grandmother, Maria, is dying. She welcomes Angie with open arms - it's time to unburden herself, and tell the story she'll otherwise take to her grave. It's the story of the Nazi occupation of Crete during the Second World War, of horror, of courage and of the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her children. And it's the story of bitter secrets that broke a family apart, and of three enchanting women who come together to heal wounds that have damaged two generations. What readers are saying about Island of Secrets: 'Island of Secrets is a book full of raw emotions, family vendettas, hidden secrets and three very strong women. It's a book I enjoyed very much and one which fans of Victoria Hislop and Debbie Rix are sure to enjoy' (NetGalley Reviewer) 'So well written and utterly heartbreaking . . . a story that needs to be told' (NetGalley Reviewer) 'Page-turning, enthralling and heartbreaking by turns' 'Made me laugh and cry, just couldn't put this book down'

Author : Robyn Donald
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2013-03-01
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1460306651
Description :

A temptation too far… The only way Luc MacAllister can get his hands on his inheritance is to spend six months on a Pacific island with his stepfather's alleged mistress. Joanna Forman could tempt a saint, but if Luc wants to keep his sanity, and his secrets, he should keep her at arm's length. Taking her inheritance would confirm Luc's belief that she's a gold digger, but turning it down would cost Joanna everything. So she must stand toe-to-toe with the powerful tycoon and hope that until the end of the long, hot summer she can fight the attraction that burns between them…. Plus a Robyn Donald reader-favorite story: The Billionaire's Passion

Author : Enid Blyton
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2019-07-15
Page : 126
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8027303524
Description :

Peggy Arnold, and younger twin siblings Mike and Nora, are living with a harsh aunt and uncle after their parents are thought to have been killed in a plane crash. Aided by Jack, an orphan boy they have befriended, they run away to an island on a nearby lake, and together they make a new home constructed with the branches of a willow tree, this much-loved "living house" being one of the highlights of the story. However, living on one's own turns out to be far more difficult than they thought, and, along with a lot of fun and happiness, they also suffer a lot of hardship – especially when winter sets in.

Author : Rachel Rhys
Publisher : Black Swan
Release : 2020-06-11
Page : 368
Category : Family secrets
ISBN 13 : 9781784164898
Description :

"London 1957: Iris Bailey is bored to death of working in the typing pool and living with her parents in Hemel Hempstead. A gifted portraitist with a talent for sketching party guests, she dreams of becoming an artist. So she can't believe her luck when socialite Nell Hardman invites her to Havana to draw at the wedding of her Hollywood director father. Far from home, she quickly realizes the cocktails, tropical scents and azure skies mask a darker reality. As Cuba teeters on the edge of revolution and Iris's heart melts for troubled photographer Joe, she discovers someone in the charismatic Hardman family is hiding a terrible secret. Can she uncover the ugly truth behind the glamour and the dazzle before all their lives are torn apart?"--Publisher description.

Author : Carolyn Keene
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-11-11
Page : 160
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 148144008X
Description :

There is danger in the wind and scandal in the sand—and now Nancy’s about to discover where the bodies are buried! Behind the rustic charm of beautiful Block Island lurks an ugly secret...a secret worth killing for. The mystery begins when Nancy joins grad student Barb Sommers on her summer fieldwork—and makes a deadly discovery. Nancy may be able to help Barb, but there’s nothing she can do for fisherman Tom Haines, who has been murdered! Haines was not a nice guy. An operator and a hustler, he was always on the lookout for a big score. But he got in too deep and paid with his life, leaving behind an island full of suspects. Now it’s Nancy turn to stir up the waters...and she’s sure to stir up trouble. A killer’s on the loose, and Nancy’s swimming with the sharks!

Author : Tammie Clarke Gibbs
Publisher : Tammie Clarke Gibbs
Release : 2010-11-28
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1452358354
Description :

What if you received a note of warning dated hundreds of years before you were born? What if it was addressed to you?A Time Travel-A Love Story filled with Suspense-A Mystery that will keep you guessing til the end...On An Island of SecretsOne woman, two men and a love that transcends time get a second chance to prevent history from repeating itself. But will love be enough to win the battle against time and stop the force that "s kept them apart for centuries?Shane Alexander has realized he should never have allowed his ex-girlfriend to spend her honeymoon on his island, but he never dreamed she "d run to the tabloids and blab about seeing ghosts. With the future of Leigh Island in danger, he devises a plan to dispel her claims and unknowingly sets in motion events that bring him face to face with a past that not only threatens his future but his life.After breaking off her engagement, Lila Fitzpatrick wants a new beginning, but when she agrees to help her roommate by pretending to be a reporter, the last thing she expects to find is the man of her dreams. The question is what will he do when he finds out who she really is?

Author : T.A. Williams
Publisher : Canelo
Release : 2021-07-08
Page : 304
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1800320841
Description :

Her work has got in the way of relationships before – but never like this Anna’s job as a geologist takes her all over the world, including to the beautiful island of Elba, where she’s sent to look for precious metals. And the island isn’t the only thing that’s gorgeous – she can’t believe her luck when she meets windsurfer Marco and sparks fly. But Anna must keep her role on Elba a secret to avoid upsetting the locals, which means lying to Marco even as they grow closer. When her old friend Toby visits, Anna suddenly finds herself torn between the attentions of the two men. However, Anna’s not the only one keeping secrets. Is Marco being entirely honest with her? And why did Toby really come to visit? A fun and escapist romance, perfect for fans of Lucy Coleman and Alex Brown.

Author : Elif Shafak
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2021-11-02
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1635578604
Description :

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction "A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times." -David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue A rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he's searching for lost love. Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family's troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world. A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak's best work yet.

Author : Diane Demetre
Publisher : Luminosity Publishing
Release : 2018-10-14
Page : 243
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1999306600
Description :

Two love stories separated in time. Two women following their dreams. In a paradise littered with painful secrets, will love turn the tide? 1973. Cecilia “CiCi” Freemont has a restless soul and the voice of an angel. Leaving her privileged upbringing behind, she chases her dreams to the sandy beaches of an unspoiled Hawaiian paradise, Harbor Island. But life takes an unexpected turn when she falls for the island’s young heir-apparent and her newfound adventure becomes too much to bear . . . 2017. Investigative journalist Tina Templeton has dedicated herself to the pursuit of truth. But when she inherits Harbor Island, her career plans take a confusing twist. Managing the sprawling island estate is tough business even with the help of aging cabaret singer, CiCi Freemont. Especially when a massive ecological disaster threatens to destroy her beautiful beaches — and the responding coast guard captain steals her heart. As the investigation into the disaster reveals a 40-year-old mystery that could change their lives forever, will Tina find love among the secrets, or will CiCi’s painful past dash her dreams on the rocks? Island of Secrets is an epic love story. If you like generations-spanning drama, characters with hidden pasts, heart-warming romance and intrigue, then you’ll love Diane Demetre’s powerful novel in paradise. Buy Island of Secrets to fall in love with a tropical romantic mystery today!

Author : Emma Davies
Publisher : Bookouture
Release : 2021-07-21
Page : 330
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1800194293
Description :

I catch sight of a familiar face across the street, and my breath stops. I’m not sure any answers he can give me will mend my shattered heart – but I need them anyway. This island has kept its secrets long enough. When Abby steps off the ferry and onto the isle of Kinlossay, she squeezes her daughter’s hand and prays this trip was not a mistake. For the last year she has been receiving letters from a mysterious stranger detailing every moment of his life on this rugged little island. Swept away by descriptions of buttercups dancing on rolling fields, his words were a lifeline to Abby, filling her grey life with colour. But then, one day, the messages stopped. Perhaps Abby should have forgotten about the man who gave her hope again, but she’s learned the hard way that she needs to make her own luck in life. She knows what she felt as she read those letters and she owes it to herself and her daughter to find out the truth. But what if the truth means discovering that nothing about the man you thought you knew is real? When the secret of the island is revealed, will Abby run home to safety, or stay and fight for the life her daughter deserves? Lose yourself on the wild shores of a remote island in this absolutely gripping and heart-wrenching story about holding on to hope and the incredible things we do for love. Filled with secrets and surprises, fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan will adore this stunning and totally uplifting page-turner. Everyone is talking about Emma Davies: ‘Wow, this was such an amazing, gripping, emotional and heartbreaking read… I absolutely loved this story.’ Page Turners – Book Reviews by Caroline, 5 stars ‘Absolutely fantastic… a beautiful, addictive and heart-warming book that will stay with you for a long time.’ Book Worm 86, 5 stars ‘So emotionally intense that at times you are gripping the sides of your comfy chair… will also pull at your heartstrings… one powerful book that needs to be put on your must-read list… filled with emotional rollercoasters… My heart was pounding fast!’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Will stay in your mind long after you’ve read the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Puts tears in your eyes and hope in your heart… I absolutely loved the story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A brilliantly addictive read… a very worthy five+ stars from me.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘I lost myself in the story… I could almost smell the sea air… powerful… thought provoking and emotional.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘What. A. Book… perfect… kept me glued from beginning to end. Even when I had to do my chores… filled to the brim with suspense and emotions… I had to know how the book ended. Addictive and captivating.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Author : Sally Nicholls
Publisher : Scholastic Fiction
Release : 2015-04-02
Page : 240
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1407145312
Description :

From one of the brightest talents in teen fiction and the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel about family and friendship.

Author : Jeffrey Siger
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2020-04-07
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1464214840
Description :

"A perfect setting and first-rate storytelling." —Ragnar Jónasson, bestselling author of The Dark Iceland series From international bestselling author, Jeffrey Siger, comes another heart-stopping story of corruption and intrigue. The case begins for Athens' Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis with a literal bang when a corrupt former police colonel who runs a protection racket on Mykonos is gunned down. Suddenly, Kaldis is face-to-face with Greece's top crime bosses on an island whose natural beauty and reputation as an international playground belies the corruption lurking just beneath the surface. While Kaldis and his Special Crimes unit wrestle for answers, his wife, Lila, meets an American expat named Toni, a finder of stolen goods and a piano player in a gender-bending bar who has a zest for life and no apparent regard for rules. As Lila and Toni bond over a common desire to mentor young island girls trapped in an exploitative and patriarchal culture, they soon find that their efforts intersect with Kaldis' investigation in ways that prove to be dangerous for all involved... (Previously published as The Mykonos Mob)

Author : Robyn Donald
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2013-02-19
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0373131348
Description :

Billionaire's passion: "Billionaire Slade Hawkings is certain that Alli Pierce is a seductress and a gold digger! He travels to confront her. But their instant sexual attraction gives him another idea.... Innocent Alli has never met anyone like the arrogant Mr. hawkings. He may be the new owner of Valanu's hotel resort, but he doesn't own her....yet! Slade offers Alli a deal: he'll give her information regarding her background in return for a night of unbridled passion. He doesn't realize that Alli is a virgin!"--publisher.

Author : Umberto Eco
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006-06-05
Page : 530
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0547563892
Description :

A 17th century Italian nobleman is marooned on an empty ship in this “astonishing intellectual journey" by the author of Foucault’s Pendulum (San Francisco Chronicle). In the year 1643, a violent storm in the South Pacific leaves Roberto della Griva shipwrecked—on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing. As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he looks back on various episodes from his life: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy. In this “intellectually stimulating and dramatically intriguing” novel, Umberto Eco conjures a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and an old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood (Chicago Tribune).

Author : J. A. Ritenour
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2010-07-29
Page : 102
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 145354254X
Description :

Have you ever been stranded?My name is Alex, or Alexandra Robinson fully. Nothing would get me out of bed in the morning other than just knowing the perfect guy is out there. Since my parents are divorced, I am forced to fly across the Atlantic Ocean from Paris to Florida every year. When my plane crashes, I get more than I ever dreamed. Adventure has a new name as I uncover secrets of this strange land that no one ever knew existed. My new found friends and I are now castaways on an Island that itself is alive. I mean everything is alive here--everything! With danger around every corner, will I ever see my family again?How on earth can we escape when there are mythical creatures that need us for food?Get ready for the action-packed story of Alex, her dreams and much, much more than just an island.Island of Secrets

Author : Lisa See
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2020-03-10
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501154869
Description :

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A mesmerizing new historical novel” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Lisa See, the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility—but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook find it impossible to ignore their differences. The Island of Sea Women takes place over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. “This vivid…thoughtful and empathetic” novel (The New York Times Book Review) illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge and the men take care of the children. “A wonderful ode to a truly singular group of women” (Publishers Weekly), The Island of Sea Women is a “beautiful story…about the endurance of friendship when it’s pushed to its limits, and you…will love it” (Cosmopolitan).

Author : Nadia Aguiar
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-01-01
Page : 448
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0141908971
Description :

Three children. Alone on the ocean waves, after a fierce storm throws their parents from the Pamela Jane into the icy waters below. Maya, Simon and Penny now face a wild rescue adventure that will lead them to a truly magical place . . . Imagine an island with green mountains looming over pink sandy beaches and tide pools lit by the moon. An island with the darkest of secrets, where pirates lurk and jaguars roam – and a precious stone holds a power that is both wondrous and terrifying. This is where the children must go. No one from the Outside has escaped the island before. Danger is everywhere. But they can’t turn back now. Could you?

Author : Jules Verne
Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
Release : 2021-02-16
Page : 174
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 151327628X
Description :

After escaping from their captors in a giant air balloon, five prisoners of the Civil War find themselves stranded on a deserted island. Despite their different backgrounds, they decide to band together and combine their talents to live on the island, which they named Lincoln Island. Cyrus is a railroad engineer, Gideon is a journalist, Neb is a man who escaped slavery, Pencroff is a sailor, and Harbert is Pencroff’s protégé and son. Each man uses their skills in a different way, building houses, making inventions, and finding creative ways to live off of the island. One day, Gideon, the reporter desperate for human contact, decided to send a message via a bird. After a long period of isolation with no contact from the outside world, the men accept that they will likely spend the rest of their life on the island. Now, two and a half years later, the group finally spot a ship sailing nearby—a fantasy sight. Hopeful that it is the way off their island, the group of survivors work to gain the attention of the ship, fighting off pirates and braving the rough environment to finally escape. However, as they fight to leave Lincoln Island, the survivors discover that it had been harboring a shocking secret all along. The Secret of the Island is the third and final installation of Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island adventure series. Following The Mysterious Island and Abandoned, this exciting and mysterious adventure novel concludes the popular trilogy. The Secret of the Island is full of shocking twists and even features a surprise appearance of a popular character from another famous Verne novel. With detailed prose and memorable characters, The Secret of the Island depicts the satisfying reveal of mysteries present throughout the trilogy. This edition of The Secret of the Island by Jules Verne features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in a modern, easy-to-read font, crafting an accessible and enjoyable experience for modern readers.

Author : John A. Torres
Publisher : Mitchell Lane
Release : 2020-02-04
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1545749531
Description :

To some, Easter Island is just a tiny bit of volcanic rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To others, it is the source of one of mankind's greatest mysteries. Easter Island is home to hundreds of giant statues that people built centuries ago, but no one knows why. The statues are amazing. Some of them wear headdresses made from red stone. Others have large pieces of coral for eyes. Almost as mysterious as the statues themselves is the fact that so many of them were never finished. In fact, tools used to make the huge stone structures were left right near the unfinished works. What happened on Easter Island? And why does it continue to captivate us?