The Lost Book of the White

The Lost Book of the White
Author: Cassandra Clare,Wesley Chu
Publsiher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1481495127
ISBN 13: 9781481495127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of the White Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series and a thrilling new adventure for High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, for whom a death-defying mission into the heart of evil is not just a job, it’s also a romantic getaway. The Lost Book of the White is a Shadowhunters novel. Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway. Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus’s apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter. Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical weapon and the wound is glowing, so they have that to worry about too. Fortunately, their backup consists of Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and newly minted Shadowhunter Simon. In Shanghai, they learn that a much darker threat awaits them. Magnus’s magic is growing unstable, and if they can’t stop the demons flooding into the city, they might have to follow them all the way back to the source—the realm of the dead. Can they stop the threat to the world? Will they make it back home before their kid completely wears out Alec’s mom?

The Lost Book of the White

The Lost Book of the White
Author: Cassandra Clare,Wesley Chu
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1481495143
ISBN 13: 9781481495141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of the White Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series and a thrilling adventure for High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, for whom a death-defying mission into the heart of evil is not just a job, it’s also a romantic getaway. The Lost Book of the White is a Shadowhunters novel. Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway. Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus’s apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter. Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical weapon that is changing the very nature of his powers. Fortunately, their backup consists of Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and newly minted Shadowhunter Simon. In Shanghai, they learn that a much darker threat awaits them. Magnus’s magic is growing unstable, and if they can’t stop the demons flooding into the city, they might have to follow them all the way back to the source—to the very realm of the dead.

The Lost Book of the White

The Lost Book of the White
Author: Cassandra Clare,Wesley Chu
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1471162117
ISBN 13: 9781471162114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of the White Book Review:

From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare and award-winning author Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series, which continues the love story between Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. The Lost Book of the White is a Shadowhunters novel. Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood are settling into domestic life with their son Max when the warlocks Ragnor Fell and Shinyun Jung break into their loft and steal a powerful spell book. Realizing that Ragnor and Shinyun are being controlled by a more sinister force, Magnus and Alec set out to stop them and recover the book before they can cause any more harm. With the help of Clary Fairchild, Jace Herondale, Isabelle Lightwood, and Simon Lovelace (who is fresh from the Shadowhunter Academy), they track the warlocks to Shanghai. But nothing is as it seems. Ragnor and Shinyun are working at the behest of a Greater Demon. Their goal is to open a Portal from the demon realms to Earth, flooding the city of Shanghai with dangerous demons. When a violent encounter causes Magnus’s magic to grow increasingly unstable, Alec and Magnus rally their friends to strike at the heart of the demon’s power. But what they find there is far stranger and more nefarious than they ever could have expected… Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas. Also by Cassandra Clare: The Dark Artifices: Lady Midnight Lord of Shadows Queen of Air and Darkness The Eldest Curses: The Red Scrolls of Magic

The Lost Book of Adventure

The Lost Book of Adventure
Author: Teddy Keen
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 1786032724
ISBN 13: 9781786032720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of Adventure Book Review:

A facsimile edition of the tattered notebooks of the Unknown Adventurer, this love letter to the wild details everything you need to know about how to live and thrive in nature, from the principles of treehouse building to wilderness first aid. If you are reading this, it means my notebooks have been found. I am leaving them here at camp for safekeeping along with a few other belongings that I won’t be taking with me. The notebooks are a lifetime’s worth of knowledge, which I’m passing on the you. So reads an excerpt from the weatherworn letter discovered by nature enthusiast Teddy Keen on a recent trip to the Amazon, along with sketchbooks filled with details of extraordinary adventures and escapades, expedition advice, and survival methods, annotated with captivating colored-pencil drawings. It is thought that the sketchbooks were created for two young relatives of the author. Drawing on Teddy’s knowledge of the outdoors, the pages of the sketchbooks have been carefully transcribed for young readers, as they were originally intended. You’ll be transported by riveting adventure tales from around the globe, like being dragged off by a hyena in Botswana, surviving a Saharan dust storm, being woken by an intrepid emperor penguin in Antarctica, and coming face-to-face with a venomous bushmaster (one of the most dangerous snakes on the planet)—all told in lyrical prose and illustrations that wonder at the mysterious beauty of the wild. Having inspired the adventurous spirit in you, the Unknown Adventurer encourages you to set out on your own adventure with information on wild camping, rafting, exploration, and shelters and dens, plus tips on first aid and tying knots. Expert instructions on wilderness basics, like building a fire, what to do if you get lost, and how to build various types of shelters are accompanied by more specific skills culled from many years of experience, like baking campfire bread, creating a toothbrush from a twig, making a suture from soldier ants, and even how to pan for gold. Find your way back to your primal self with the immersive text and glorious color artwork of this one-of-a-kind adventure book. REMEMBER: be good, be adventurous…and look after your parents.

The Lost Book of Adana Moreau

The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
Author: Michael Zapata
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1488055734
ISBN 13: 9781488055737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of Adana Moreau Book Review:

*Winner of the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction* A Heartland Booksellers Award Nominee An NPR Best Book of the Year A BookPage Best Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Winter/Spring Debut of 2020 A Most Anticipated Book of 2020 from the Boston Globe and The Millions A Best Book of February 2020 at Salon, The Millions, LitHub and Vol 1. Brooklyn “A stunner—equal parts epic and intimate, thrilling and elegiac.”—Laura Van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel The mesmerizing story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel. The novel earns rave reviews, and Adana begins a sequel. Then she falls gravely ill. Just before she dies, she destroys the only copy of the manuscript. Decades later in Chicago, Saul Drower is cleaning out his dead grandfather’s home when he discovers a mysterious manuscript written by none other than Adana Moreau. With the help of his friend Javier, Saul tracks down an address for Adana’s son in New Orleans, but as Hurricane Katrina strikes they must head to the storm-ravaged city for answers. What results is a brilliantly layered masterpiece—an ode to home, storytelling and the possibility of parallel worlds.

The Lost Book of Moses

The Lost Book of Moses
Author: Chanan Tigay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 0062206435
ISBN 13: 9780062206435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of Moses Book Review:

One man’s quest to find the oldest Bible scrolls in the world and uncover the story of the brilliant, doomed antiquarian accused of forging them. In the summer of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira—archaeological treasure hunter and inveterate social climber—showed up unannounced in London claiming to have discovered the oldest copy of the Bible in the world. But before the museum could pony up his £1 million asking price for the scrolls—which discovery called into question the divine authorship of the scriptures—Shapira’s nemesis, the French archaeologist Charles Clermont-Ganneau, denounced the manuscripts, turning the public against him. Distraught over this humiliating public rebuke, Shapira fled to the Netherlands and committed suicide. Then, in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Noting the similarities between these and Shapira’s scrolls, scholars made efforts to re-examine Shapira’s case, but it was too late: the primary piece of evidence, the parchment scrolls themselves had mysteriously vanished. Tigay, journalist and son of a renowned Biblical scholar, was galvanized by this peculiar story and this indecipherable man, and became determined to find the scrolls. He sets out on a quest that takes him to Australia, England, Holland, Germany where he meets Shapira’s still aggrieved descendants and Jerusalem where Shapira is still referred to in the present tense as a “Naughty boy”. He wades into museum storerooms, musty English attics, and even the Jordanian gorge where the scrolls were said to have been found all in a tireless effort to uncover the truth about the scrolls and about Shapira, himself. At once historical drama and modern-day mystery, The Lost Book of Moses explores the nineteenth-century disappearance of Shapira’s scrolls and Tigay's globetrotting hunt for the ancient manuscript. As it follows Tigay’s trail to the truth, the book brings to light a flamboyant, romantic, devious, and ultimately tragic personality in a story that vibrates with the suspense of a classic detective tale.

Shadowhunters and Downworlders

Shadowhunters and Downworlders
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 1937856291
ISBN 13: 9781937856298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadowhunters and Downworlders Book Review:

Explore the world of the Mortal Instruments with Cassandra Clare and more Join Cassandra Clare and a Circle of more than a dozen top YA writers, including New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Rachel Caine, and Kami Garcia, as they write about the Mortal Instruments series, its characters, and its world. Inside you'll read: • A cinematic tutorial on why the best friend (Simon) always loses out to the bad boy (Jace) • The unexpected benefits of the incest taboo • What we can read between the lines of Alec and Magnus' European vacation • The importance of friendship, art, humor, and rebellion • And more, from the virtues of Downworlders to the naughty side of Shadowhunting

The Red Scrolls of Magic

The Red Scrolls of Magic
Author: Cassandra Clare,Wesley Chu
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster Children's
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN 10: 9781471195112
ISBN 13: 1471195112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Scrolls of Magic Book Review:

The Eldest Curses dives even deeper into Magnus Banes's exciting and mysterious life in this sequel series to the internationally bestselling Moral Instruments from Cassandra Clare.

The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare

The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare
Author: Kimberly Brock
Publsiher: Harper Muse
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2022-04-12
ISBN 10: 1400234239
ISBN 13: 9781400234233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare Book Review:

The fate of the world is often driven by the curiosity of a girl. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke remains a mystery, but the women who descended from Eleanor Dare have long known that the truth lies in what she left behind: a message carved onto a large stone and the contents of her treasured commonplace book. Brought from England on Eleanor’s fateful voyage to the New World, her book was passed down through the fifteen generations of daughters who followed as they came of age. Thirteen-year-old Alice had been next in line to receive it, but her mother’s tragic death fractured the unbroken legacy and the Dare Stone and the shadowy history recorded in the book faded into memory. Or so Alice hoped. In the waning days of World War II, Alice is a young widow and a mother herself when she is unexpectedly presented with her birthright: the deed to Evertell, her abandoned family home and the history she thought forgotten. Determined to sell the property and step into a future free of the past, Alice returns to Savannah with her own thirteen-year-old daughter, Penn, in tow. But when Penn’s curiosity over the lineage she never knew begins to unveil secrets from beneath every stone and bone and shell of the old house and Eleanor’s book is finally found, Alice is forced to reckon with the sacrifices made for love and the realities of their true inheritance as daughters of Eleanor Dare. In this sweeping tale from award-winning author Kimberly Brock, the answers to a real-life mystery may be found in the pages of a story that was always waiting to be written. Praise for The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare: “From the haunting first line, The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare transports the reader to a mysterious land, time and family . . . the captivating women of the Dare legacy must find their true inheritance hiding behind the untold secrets.” —Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author Historical women’s fiction Stand-alone novel Book length: approximately 135,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost Things
Author: John Connolly
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2006-11-07
ISBN 10: 0743298853
ISBN 13: 9780743298858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lost Things Book Review:

Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

The Lost Books of the Odyssey

The Lost Books of the Odyssey
Author: Zachary Mason
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429952491
ISBN 13: 1429952490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Books of the Odyssey Book Review:

A BRILLIANT AND BEGUILING REIMAGINING OF ONE OF OUR GREATEST MYTHS BY A GIFTED YOUNG WRITER Zachary Mason's brilliant and beguiling debut novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, reimagines Homer's classic story of the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. With brilliant prose, terrific imagination, and dazzling literary skill, Mason creates alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer's original that taken together open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations. The Lost Books of the Odyssey is punctuated with great wit, beauty, and playfulness; it is a daring literary page-turner that marks the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.

The Lives of Tao

The Lives of Tao
Author: Wesley Chu
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 0857663305
ISBN 13: 9780857663306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives of Tao Book Review:

Goodreads Choice Finalist for Science Fiction A pizza-loving slacker becomes the host of an ancient alien—and a pawn in an ongoing alien war—in this “science fiction romp” full of wit and humor (Huffington Post) When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it. He wasn’t. He now has a passenger in his brain—an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions—the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix—the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes. Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that’s going to end up well.

The Infernal Devices the Complete Collection

The Infernal Devices  the Complete Collection
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publsiher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Total Pages: 1760
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781481456609
ISBN 13: 1481456601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Infernal Devices the Complete Collection Book Review:

All three books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy, are now available together in a collectible paperback boxed set. The books have gorgeous new covers, maps, forewords, and bonus content. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this handsomely packaged boxed set that includes Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess. The villainous Mortmain and his terrifying clockwork army are on the move to destroy the Shadowhunters. Can Tessa, Jem, and Will stop his infernal plot? This complete collectible set of three paperback volumes is a perfect gift for newcomers to the series and for loyal fans alike.

The Lost Book of Mormon

The Lost Book of Mormon
Author: Avi Steinberg
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN 10: 0385535708
ISBN 13: 9780385535700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of Mormon Book Review:

Is the Book of Mormon the Great American Novel? Decades before Melville and Twain composed their great works, a farmhand and child seer named Joseph Smith unearthed a long-buried book from a haunted hill in western New York State that told of an epic history of ancient America, a story about a family that fled biblical Jerusalem and took a boat to the New World. Using his prophetic gift, Joseph translated the mysterious book into English and published it under the title The Book of Mormon. The book caused an immediate sensation, sparking anger and violence, boycotts and jealousy, curiosity and wonder, and launched Joseph on a wild, decades-long adventure across the American West. Today The Book of Mormon, one of the most widely circulating works of American literature, continues to cause controversy—which is why most of us know very little about the story it tells. Avi Steinberg wants to change that. A fascinated nonbeliever, Steinberg spent a year and a half on a personal quest, traveling the path laid out by Joseph’s epic. Starting in Jerusalem, where The Book of Mormon opens with a bloody murder, Steinberg continued to the ruined Maya cities of Central America—the setting for most of the The Book of Mormon’s ancient story—where he gallivanted with a boisterous bus tour of believers exploring Maya archaeological sites for evidence. From there the journey took him to upstate New York, where he participated in the true Book of Mormon musical, the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant. And finally Steinberg arrived at the center of the American continent, Jackson County, Missouri, the spot Smith identified as none other than the site of the Garden of Eden. Threaded through this quirky travelogue is an argument for taking The Book of Mormon seriously as a work of American imagination. Literate and funny, personal and provocative, the genre-bending The Lost Book of Mormon boldly explores our deeply human impulse to write bibles and discovers the abiding power of story.

The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies

The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies
Author: Nicole Apelian,Claude Davis, Sr.
Publsiher: Claude Davis
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-07-07
ISBN 10: 9781735481555
ISBN 13: 1735481556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies Book Review:

304 color pages, paperback, improved print quality, and a lot more plant identification detailsThis unique book is written by Dr. Nicole Apelian, an herbalist with over 20 years of experience working with plants, and Claude Davis, a wild west expert passionate about the lost remedies and wild edibles that kept previous generations alive.The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies has color pictures of over 181 healing plants, lichens, and mushrooms of North America (2-4 pictures/plant for easy identification). Inside, you'll also discover 550 powerful natural remedies made from them for every one of your daily needs. Many of these remedies had been used by our forefathers for hundreds of years, while others come from Dr. Nicole's extensive natural practice.This book was made for people with no prior plant knowledge who are looking for alternative ways to help themselves or their families.This lost knowledge goes against the grain of mainstream medicine and avoids just dealing with symptoms. Instead, it targets the underlying root cause and strengthens your body's natural ability to repair itself. With the medicinal herbal reference guide included, it's very easy to look up your own condition and see exactly which herbs and remedies can help.Let me just offer you a small glimpse of what you'll find inside:On page 145 learn how to make a powerful "relieving" extract using a common backyard weed. This plant acts directly on the central nervous system to help with all kinds of pain and discomfort.You'll also discover the most effective natural antibiotic that still grows in most American backyards (page 150).Turn to page 43 for the natural protocol Dr. Nicole is recommending for a wide range of auto-immune conditions, after falling prey to MS herself at age 29.I could go on and on because this book contains no less than 800+ other medicinal plants and natural remedies.

The Lost Book of Enki

The Lost Book of Enki
Author: Zecharia Sitchin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2004-08-16
ISBN 10: 1591439469
ISBN 13: 9781591439462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of Enki Book Review:

The companion volume to The Earth Chronicles series that reveals the identity of mankind’s ancient gods • Explains why these “gods” from Nibiru, the Anunnaki, genetically engineered Homo sapiens, gave Earthlings civilization, and promised to return • 30,000 sold in hardcover Zecharia Sitchin’s bestselling series The Earth Chronicles provided humanity’s side of the story concerning our origins at the hands of the Anunnaki, “those who from heaven to earth came.” In The Lost Book of Enki we now view this saga from the perspective of Lord Enki, an Anunnaki leader revered in antiquity as a god, who tells the story of these extraterrestrials’ arrival on Earth from the planet Nibiru. In his previous works Sitchin compiled the complete story of the Anunnaki’s impact on human civilization from fragments scattered throughout Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Hittite, Egyptian, Canaanite, and Hebrew sources. Missing from these accounts, however, was the perspective of the Anunnaki themselves. What was life like on their own planet? What motives propelled them to settle on Earth--and what drove them from their new home? Convinced of the existence of a lost book that held the answers to these questions, the author began his search for evidence. Through exhaustive research of primary sources, he has here re-created tales as the memoirs of Enki, the leader of these first “astronauts.” What takes shape is the story of a world of mounting tensions, deep rivalries, and sophisticated scientific knowledge that is only today being confirmed. An epic tale of gods and men unfolds, challenging every assumption we hold about our past and our future.

RWBY Official Manga Anthology Vol 4

RWBY  Official Manga Anthology  Vol  4
Author: Various Edited by Haikasoru,Monty Oum
Publsiher: VIZ Media LLC
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 1974709906
ISBN 13: 9781974709908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RWBY Official Manga Anthology Vol 4 Book Review:

These stories, ranging from silly to serious, all star Yang, Ruby's fiercly loyal big sister with a stern but sensitive personality and tough-as-nails battle skills (with attitude to match)! From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the fourth volume in a series of short story collections showcasing Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang! -- VIZ Media

The Lost Book of the Grail

The Lost Book of the Grail
Author: Charlie Lovett
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-20
ISBN 10: 1925410595
ISBN 13: 9781925410594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of the Grail Book Review:

Arthur Prescott finds respite from the drudgery of his professorship in the Barchester Cathedral Library, where he researches the Holy Grail and his long-delayed guidebook for the medieval cathedral. His tranquility is shattered by Bethany Davis, a young American academic who has come to digitise the library’s ancient manuscripts. But hostility turns to affection when Arthur discovers Bethany is a kindred spirit, a Grail fanatic. They begin a quest for the lost Book of Ewolda, which could reveal secrets about the cathedral and the Grail, and their connections to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. As Arthur and Bethany delve into the past, the secret history of England—from the Norman invasion to the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution and the Blitz—is revealed. A thrilling adventure for history lovers, The Lost Book of the Grail is also an ode to the joys of reading. Charlie Lovett is a writer, teacher and playwright whose books include the New York Times bestseller The Bookman’s Tale and First Impressions. He is a bibliophile and a former antiquarian bookseller. He and his wife split their time between North Carolina and the Cotswolds. ‘In his latest literary mystery, Lovett supplements his trademark meld of books, romance, and adventure with an element of (fairly English) humor and some nods in the direction of P.G. Wodehouse...There's lots of research too...but it's underpinned by a pleasing treasure hunt mixed with the romantic involvement of two genially mismatched figures. A solidly built, innocently bookish diversion with a distinct Masterpiece Theater flavor.’ Kirkus Reviews ‘Former antiquarian bookseller Lovett here does what he did so well in his debut, The Bookman’s Tale.’ Library Journal ‘The Lost Book of the Grail is for every book addict. Full of suspense, delightful twists and turns, this is a tale about friendship, love, and the purpose of life.’ Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop ‘Vivid, engaging...A love story and a detective story filled with wonderful historic detail.’ Kate Alcott ‘A mystery, a history, a pleasure—and a treasure.’ Gregory Maguire ‘Lovett considers topics both contemporary and timeless: the relevance and future of physical libraries; the advantages and drawbacks of electronic documents; love, devotion and friendship; recollection and truth; setting priorities for life; and faith and belief...Lovett’s expertise in, respect for and love of old books is apparent on every page...Not only bibliophiles will be charmed by this thoroughly enjoyable tale.’ BookMooch ‘Merging medievalist erudition, literary sleuthing and romantic comedy, Charlie Lovett’s The Lost Book of the Grail is an entertaining romp the well-read will enjoy.’ Age ‘Lovett explores the nature of faith and doubt while unravelling the long history of the cathedral and its treasures...For bibliophiles, Grail enthusiasts and anyone who loves a good quest, Arthur’s story is a rich, erudite and entertaining adventure.’ Shelf Awareness ‘Charlie Lovett’s charming novel combines Arthurian legend, Christian beliefs, history and a love of books to produce a grown-up’s version of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code...An engaging concoction of mystery, ancient manuscripts, secret codes, literary sleuthing, the real meaning of faith and mild romance. It will enthral those readers who love books and history.’ Canberra Weekly ‘What a fascinating book by Charlie Lovett, author of The Bookman’s Tale. Its denouement sends tingles through the body...The plot meanders through a then-and-now of glorious old books and manuscripts, the thrills of discovery and agony of obstacles. It is eminently engaging.’ SA Weekend

The Lost Hours

The Lost Hours
Author: Karen White
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-04-07
ISBN 10: 1101028823
ISBN 13: 9781101028827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Hours Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels delivers a gripping tale of family, fate, and forgiveness. When Piper Mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained untouched. Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper’s dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather’s death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn’t exist—or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace—and a newspaper article from 1939 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace’s charms tell the story of three friends during the 1930s— each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook. Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong.

The Book of Lost Friends

The Book of Lost Friends
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1984819895
ISBN 13: 9781984819895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lost Friends Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. “An absorbing historical . . . enthralling.”—Library Journal Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.