The Lost Girls of Devon

The Lost Girls of Devon
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 9781542020725
ISBN 13: 1542020727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Girls of Devon Book Review:

From the Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids comes a story of four generations of women grappling with family betrayals and long-buried secrets. It's been years since Zoe Fairchild has been to the small Devon village of her birth, but the wounds she suffered there still ache. When she learns that her old friend and grandmother's caretaker has gone missing, Zoe and her fifteen-year-old daughter return to England to help. Zoe dreads seeing her estranged mother, who left when Zoe was seven to travel the world. As the four generations of women reunite, the emotional pain of the past is awakened. And to complicate matters further, Zoe must also confront the ex-boyfriend she betrayed many years before. Anxieties spike when tragedy befalls another woman in the village. As the mystery turns more sinister, new grief melds with old betrayal. Now the four Fairchild women will be tested in ways they couldn't imagine as they contend with dangers within and without, desperate to heal themselves and their relationships with each other.

When We Believed in Mermaids

When We Believed in Mermaids
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-07
ISBN 10: 9781542004527
ISBN 13: 1542004527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When We Believed in Mermaids Book Review:

From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth. Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news... Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It's what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit's world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions--grief, loss, and anger--that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who's been living a lie. After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who'd become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives. Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.

Benevolent

Benevolent
Author: Devon Trevarrow Flaherty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2013-02
ISBN 10: 9780988965102
ISBN 13: 0988965100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benevolent Book Review:

Gaby LeFevre is a suburban, Midwestern firecracker, growing up in the 80s and 90s and saving the world one homeless person, centenarian, and orphan at a time. With her crew of twin sister, Annie, smitten Mikhail, and frenemy Mel, she's a pamphlet-wielding humanitarian, tackling a broken world full of heroes and heroines, villains and magical seeds, and Northwyth stories. Beginning with a roadkill-burying nine-year-old and a gas-leak explosion, it follows Gaby as she traverses childhood and young adulthood with characteristic intensity and a penchant for disaster. Meanwhile, the large cast of compelling characters entertains and the Northwyth legends draw you into their magic.

The Art of Inheriting Secrets

The Art of Inheriting Secrets
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 9781503901391
ISBN 13: 1503901394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Inheriting Secrets Book Review:

When Olivia Shaw's mother dies, the sophisticated food editor is astonished to learn she's inherited a centuries-old English estate--and a title to go with it. Raw with grief and reeling from the knowledge that her reserved mother hid something so momentous, Olivia leaves San Francisco and crosses the pond to unravel the mystery of a lifetime. One glance at the breathtaking Rosemere Priory and Olivia understands why the manor, magnificent even in disrepair, was the subject of her mother's exquisite paintings. What she doesn't understand is why her mother never mentioned it to her. As Olivia begins digging into her mother's past, she discovers that the peeling wallpaper, debris-laden halls, and ceiling-high Elizabethan windows covered in lush green vines hide unimaginable secrets. Although personal problems and her life back home beckon, Olivia finds herself falling for the charming English village and its residents. But before she can decide what Rosemere's and her own future hold, Olivia must first untangle the secrets of her past.

Lost Girl

Lost Girl
Author: Adam Nevill
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN 10: 0230772129
ISBN 13: 9780230772120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Girl Book Review:

Set amidst the devastation of climate change and global pandemics, Lost Girl is a dystopian nightmare from the master of horror Adam Nevill. How far will he go to save his daughter? How far will he go to get revenge? It's 2053 and climate change has left billions homeless and starving - easy prey for the pandemics that sweep across the globe, scything through the refugee populations. Easy prey, too, for the violent gangs and people-smugglers who thrive in the crumbling world where 'King Death' reigns supreme. The father's world went to hell two years ago. His four-year-old daughter was snatched from his garden when he should have been watching. The moments before her disappearance play in a perpetual loop in his mind. But the police aren't interested; amidst floods, hurricanes and global chaos, who cares about one more missing child? Now it's all down to him to find her, him alone . . .

Dagger Hill

Dagger Hill
Author: Devon Taylor
Publsiher: Swoon Reads
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN 10: 1250763363
ISBN 13: 9781250763365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dagger Hill Book Review:

Stranger Things meets One of Us Is Lying in Devon Taylor's creepy paranormal mystery about four friends who find themselves hunted by a malevolent presence in their sleepy hometown. It knows your fear... Summer, 1989. Four best friends—Gabe, Kimberly, Charlie, and Sonya—are preparing for their last summer together before senior year, after which they’ll all be splitting up to start college in different parts of the country. They make a promise to always find their way back to each other, no matter how far away from their sleepy Pennsylvania hometown they get. But their plans are destroyed when a plane crashes right on top of their favorite hangout outside of town—and right on top of them. In the catastrophic aftermath of the incident, Gabe, Sonya and Charlie are plagued by eerie visions and messages from an unknown watcher. They soon realize that the plane crash was no accident, and now they are being hunted by a sinister presence. And everyone is still searching for Kimberly, who has been missing ever since Gabe saw somebody wearing a gas mask carry her out of the woods the day the sky fell down on them... Praise for Dagger Hill: "A wild and satisfying romp through small town friendships, government conspiracies, bloody histories, long-kept secrets—and all of your deepest, darkest fears." —Katrina Leno, author of Horrid "Visceral ... a jolting read in the style of Stephen King—one with plenty of 1980s nostalgia and a tender LGBTQ romance." —Publishers Weekly

Meet You in the Middle

Meet You in the Middle
Author: Devon Daniels
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 0593199227
ISBN 13: 9780593199220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meet You in the Middle Book Review:

What happens when the person you find most impossible becomes impossible to resist? The Hating Game meets The West Wing in this hilarious across-the-aisle romantic comedy debut about America’s least likely couple. There's just one thing standing between liberal Senate staffer Kate Adams and passage of the landmark legislation she's been fighting for all year: Ben Mackenzie, intimidating gatekeeper for one of DC's most powerful conservative senators. After Kate and Ben lock horns in a meet-not-so-cute, they vow to take each other down—by any means necessary. Their ensuing power struggle gives new meaning to the term office politics: prank mail, spying, bets gone awry—nothing’s off limits in their battle of wills. She thinks he’s arrogant (and doesn't deserve those gorgeous green eyes). He thinks she's too quick to judge (and irresistibly distracting). But as their endless game of one-upmanship becomes Kate's favorite part of the day, she starts to wonder if her feelings for Ben are closer to attraction than animosity...and maybe their sparring is flirting. When Kate realizes there's more to Ben than meets the eye, she's forced to confront her biggest fear: In her sworn enemy, she may have found her perfect match. Perfect for fans of Sally Thorne and Jasmine Guillory, Meet You in the Middle is a modern, heartfelt and hopeful romance that hilariously explores what happens when you fall in love with your political polar opposite.

One Night That Changes Everything

One Night That Changes Everything
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 9781416994800
ISBN 13: 1416994807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Night That Changes Everything Book Review:

Two years ago, when Eliza Sellman was in ninth grade, her dad found out he was being transfered and the family was going to move. Having always been shy and not so confident about her body, Eliza took that opportunity to start a list in her private notebook of all the things she planned on doing when she moved but had always been afraid to--like wearing a miniskirt and asking guys to dance; singing karaoke in front of strangers; posting a photo of herself on her Facebook wall in a bikini...you get the idea. New town, new Eliza, right? Well, she'll never know because the transfer fell through and they didn't move. But Eliza kept adding her goals and secret fears to the list in the notebook. Now it's two years later, and in that time Eliza has had and lost her first boyfriend. But this was more than your average breakup...turns out the sweet and cute Cooper was only dating her as a hazing stunt by a secret society. Eliza got her revenge by posting some pretty nasty (and only sort-of true) stuff about Cooper online. That posting has had major consequences and now Cooper and his buddies have stolen her private notebook and won't give it back until she performs all the things on her list in one night. It's torture...until Eliza steals something from the boys she knows they'll want to trade her notebook for. What starts out as a night of humiliation turns into a night of revelations as Eliza learns what Cooper was really thinking when they dated, the real reason he's stolen her notebook, and how freeing--and life-changing--it can be to do the things you fear the most.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird
Author: Kathryn Erskine
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN 10: 1409541673
ISBN 13: 9781409541677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mockingbird Book Review:

Caitlin misses her brother every day. Since his death in a school shooting, she has no one to explain the world to her. And for Caitlin, the world is a confusing place. She hates it when colours get mixed up, prefers everything to be black-and-white, and needs to check her Facial Expressions Chart to understand emotions. So when Caitlin reads the definition of “closure”, she decides that’s what she needs. And as she struggles to find it, a world of colour begins to enter her black-and-white life...

The Lost Garden A Novel

The Lost Garden  A Novel
Author: Helen Humphreys
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003-10-17
ISBN 10: 0393340937
ISBN 13: 9780393340938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Garden A Novel Book Review:

Leaving London to grow food for the war effort, Gwen discovers a mysterious lost garden and the story of a love that becomes her own. This word-perfect, heartbreaking novel is set in early 1941 in Britain when the war seems endless and, perhaps, hopeless. London is on fire from the Blitz, and a young woman gardener named Gwen Davis flees from the burning city for the Devon countryside. She has volunteered for the Land Army, and is to be in charge of a group of young girls who will be trained to plant food crops on an old country estate where the gardens have fallen into ruin. Also on the estate, waiting to be posted, is a regiment of Canadian soldiers. For three months, the young women and men will form attachments, living in a temporary rural escape. No one will be more changed by the stay than Gwen. She will inspire the girls to restore the estate gardens, fall in love with a soldier, find her first deep friendship, and bring a lost garden, created for a great love, back to life. While doing so, she will finally come to know herself and a life worth living. Reading group guide included.

The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls
Author: Heather Young
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 006245661X
ISBN 13: 9780062456618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Girls Book Review:

“The delicacy of [Young’s] writing elevates the drama and gives her two central characters depth and backbone… For all the beauty of Young’s writing, her novel is a dark one...And the murder mystery that drives it is as shocking as anything you’re likely to read for a good long while.” — New York Times Book Review A stunning novel that examines the price of loyalty, the burden of regret, the meaning of salvation, and the sacrifices we make for those we love, told in the voices of two unforgettable women linked by a decades-old family mystery at a picturesque lake house. In 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanishes from her family’s vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Her disappearance destroys the family—her father commits suicide, and her mother and two older sisters spend the rest of their lives at the lake house, keeping a decades-long vigil for the lost child. Sixty years later, Lucy, the quiet and watchful middle sister, lives in the lake house alone. Before her death, she writes the story of that devastating summer in a notebook that she leaves, along with the house, to the only person who might care: her grandniece, Justine. For Justine, the lake house offers freedom and stability—a way to escape her manipulative boyfriend and give her daughters the home she never had. But the long Minnesota winter is just beginning. The house is cold and dilapidated. The dark, silent lake is isolated and eerie. Her only neighbor is a strange old man who seems to know more about the summer of 1935 than he’s telling. Soon Justine’s troubled oldest daughter becomes obsessed with Emily’s disappearance, her mother arrives to steal her inheritance, and the man she left launches a dangerous plan to get her back. In a house haunted by the sorrows of the women who came before her, Justine must overcome their tragic legacy if she hopes to save herself and her children.

The Marriage Pass

The Marriage Pass
Author: Briana Cole
Publsiher: Dafina
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 1496729560
ISBN 13: 9781496729569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marriage Pass Book Review:

Can you really have the best of both worlds? He’s rich, successful—and has been faithfully married to his longtime girlfriend for nearly one gruelingyear. Because for Dr. Dorian Graham, too many women is never too much—no matter how loyal his wife, Shantae, has been since their college days. So when she proposes they celebrate their first anniversary by each spending a no-questions-asked, no-consequences night with their greatest temptation, Dorian is shocked, but can’t resist. Especially since Shantae’s wild-card younger sister, Reagan, is gorgeous, uninhibited—and the one who got away . . . It turns out one sizzling night with Reagan isn’t enough. Yet the more Dorian takes, the more she demands—and the more he suddenly has to lose. Soon, with his mind games being used against him and his every move checkmated, Dorian will be forced to go all-in on one last desperate play to win. But winning might just be another way to crash and burn . . . Praise for The Wives We Play “Drama, drama, drama!” —Cydney Rax “Thrilling, unique, and so addicting! Briana Cole brings a spin to a taboo lifestyle that had me hooked from the first page. . . . A fantastic, enthralling novel that should not be missed!” —Shanora Williams, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Mr. Black “Tempestuous, gripping, and downright salacious! Briana Cole explores the complexities of love while twirling on the razor’s edge of twisted betrayals. A phenomenal, cinematically written debut!” —N’TYSE

Lost Girl Found

Lost Girl Found
Author: Leah Bassoff,Laura DeLuca
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN 10: 1554984181
ISBN 13: 9781554984183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Girl Found Book Review:

In war-torn Sudan, a girl must make heart-rending choices as she fights for survival and a chance at a future. “This short, quickly paced narrative will stay with readers for the rest of their lives.” School Library Journali, STARRED REVIEW “Moving and necessary.” Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW For Poni, life in her small village in southern Sudan is simple and complicated at the same time. Stay in school. Beat up any boy who tries to show attention. Watch out for the dangers in the river. But then the war comes. And when soldiers arrive in her village and bombs begin to rain from the sky, there is only one thing for Poni to do. Run. Poni runs for her life, and alongside thousands of refugees, she must then make a long, dusty trek across the east African countryside. Driven by the sheer will to survive, Poni finds her way to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where she hopes to be reunited with her family. And if she is lucky, she will one day be able to convince the authorities that she is worthy to go to the land of opportunity. But the misery in Kakuma is almost overwhelming, and sooner than Poni could have imagined, she is on the run again. With single-minded determination, Poni survives hell and back, but she cannot escape the war’s devastating psychological effects or her survivor’s guilt. In a heartbreaking final twist, Poni finds her mother just as she is about to leave for America—forcing her to make the hardest decision of all. Key Text Features map historical note timeline glossary references Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

A Life for a Life

A Life for a Life
Author: Carol Wyer
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN 10: 9781542021074
ISBN 13: 1542021073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life for a Life Book Review:

Nobody can get into the mind of an erratic killer--except an unpredictable detective. When a young man is found lying on a station platform with a hole in his head, DI Kate Young is called in to investigate the grisly murder. But the killing is no one-off. As bodies start to pile up, she is faced with what might be an impossible task--to hunt down a ruthless killer on a seemingly random rampage. Meanwhile, Kate has her own demons to battle as she struggles to come to terms with her husband's death. And she is hell-bent on exposing corruption within the force and bringing Superintendent John Dickson to justice. But with the trail of deception running deeper--and closer to home--than she could ever have imagined, she no longer knows who she can trust. With her grip on reality slipping, Kate realises that maybe she and the killer are not so different after all. But time is running out and Kate is low on options. Can she catch the killer before she loses everything?

Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades
Author: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 125080082X
ISBN 13: 9781250800824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ace of Spades Book Review:

Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully. All you need to know is . . . I’m here to divide and conquer. Like all great tyrants do. —Aces When two Niveus Private Academy students, Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo, are selected to be part of the elite school’s senior class prefects, it looks like their year is off to an amazing start. After all, not only does it look great on college applications, but it officially puts each of them in the running for valedictorian, too. Shortly after the announcement is made, though, someone who goes by Aces begins using anonymous text messages to reveal secrets about the two of them that turn their lives upside down and threaten every aspect of their carefully planned futures. As Aces shows no sign of stopping, what seemed like a sick prank quickly turns into a dangerous game, with all the cards stacked against them. Can Devon and Chiamaka stop Aces before things become incredibly deadly? With heart-pounding suspense and relevant social commentary comes a high-octane thriller from debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.

The Dinosaur who lost his roar

The Dinosaur who lost his roar
Author: Russell Punter
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN 10: 1474900259
ISBN 13: 9781474900256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dinosaur who lost his roar Book Review:

Sid likes scaring his friends with his mighty roar, but when Sid loses his voice, will his friends wish he hadn’t? Specially written for children beginning to read alone, with delightful audio narration. "Irresistible for children learning to read. " - Child Education Plus

The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls
Author: Jessica Chiarella
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 0593191102
ISBN 13: 9780593191101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Girls Book Review:

One of PopSugar's Best Books of 2021 When her true-crime podcast becomes an overnight sensation, a young woman is pulled into the web of a case that may offer a surprising connection to her own sister's disappearance years earlier. It's been more than twenty years since Marti Reese's sister, Maggie, disappeared. Only eight-years-old at the time, Marti can't remember what happened, just that Maggie got into a car and never returned. After years of grief and countless false leads, Marti is coping as best she can: abandoning her marriage, drinking to forget, and documenting her never-ending search via a true-crime podcast. But when the podcast becomes an unexpected hit and Marti thinks she's finally ready to put it all behind her, a mysterious woman calls with new information that could lead her down a dangerous path. For years, Ava Vreeland has been fighting to overturn her brother's murder conviction. After finding strange similarities between the two cases, Ava is certain there's a connection between the murder and Maggie's disappearance, one that could prove her brother's innocence. Together, Marti and Ava embark on a quest for the truth, but the more Marti digs, the more she's shaken by the answers she might find, and what it is she's even searching for...

The Forgotten Orphan

The Forgotten Orphan
Author: Glynis Peters
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0008410755
ISBN 13: 9780008410759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Orphan Book Review:

The USA Today Bestseller! A world at war A secret from her past A chance to be together...

The Seven Day Switch

The Seven Day Switch
Author: Kelly Harms
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-07
ISBN 10: 9781542028899
ISBN 13: 1542028892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Day Switch Book Review:

Two moms as opposite as a Happy Meal and a quinoa bowl. What a difference a week makes in a heartfelt, laugh-out-loud novel by the Washington Post bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler. Celeste Mason is the Pinterest stay-at-home supermom of other mothers' nightmares. Despite her all-organic, SunButter-loving, free-range kids, her immaculate home, and her volunteering awards, she still has time to relax with a nice glass of pinot at the end of the day. The only thing that ruins it all is her workaholic, career-obsessed neighbor, who makes no secret of what she thinks of Celeste's life choices every chance she gets. Wendy Charles is a celebrated productivity consultant, columnist, and speaker. On a minute-by-minute schedule, she makes the working-mom hustle look easy. She even spends at least one waking hour a day with her kids. She's not apologizing for a thing. Especially to Celeste, who plays her superior parenting against Wendy whenever she can. Who do Celeste and Wendy think they are? They're about to find out thanks to one freaky week. After a neighborhood potluck and too much sangria, they wake up--um, what?--in each other's bodies. Everything Celeste and Wendy thought they knew about the "other kind of mom" is flipped upside down--along with their messy, complicated, maybe not so different lives.

The Heron s Cry

The Heron s Cry
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 1250204496
ISBN 13: 9781250204493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heron s Cry Book Review:

New York Times bestseller Ann Cleeves returns with The Heron's Cry, the extraordinary follow-up to The Long Call, soon to be a major TV series, alongside her two hit TV shows Shetland and Vera. AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “In Matthew Venn, Ann has created a complex, daring, subtle character.” —Louise Penny "A complex mystery full of surprises . . . this character-driven exploration of people's darkest flaws is a sterling example of Cleeves' formidable talents." —Kirkus Reviews North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder--Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter's broken vases. Dr. Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He's a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved, though, to find that she is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband. Then another body is found--killed in a similar way. Matthew soon finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home. DI Matthew Venn returns in The Heron's Cry, in Ann Cleeves powerful next novel, proving once again that she is a master of her craft.