Troubles in Paradise

Troubles in Paradise
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0316435619
ISBN 13: 9780316435611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Troubles in Paradise Book Review:

Travel to the bright Caribbean for love, romance, and passion in this sizzling summer read from a nationally bestselling author and "Queen of the Summer Novel" (People). After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene once again learns just how little she knew about the man she loved. With help from their friends, Irene and her sons set up their lives while evidence mounts that the helicopter crash that killed Russ may not have been an accident. Meanwhile, the island watches this drama unfold—including the driver of a Jeep with tinted windows who seems to be shadowing the Steele family. As a storm gathers strength in the Atlantic, surprises are in store for the Steeles: help from a mysterious source, and a new beginning in the paradise that has become their home. At last all will be revealed about the secrets and lies that brought Irene and her sons to St. John—and the truth that transformed them all.

What Happens in Paradise

What Happens in Paradise
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0316435562
ISBN 13: 9780316435567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Happens in Paradise Book Review:

Spend your winter on sunlit shores in the New York Times bestselling follow-up to Winter in Paradise, as secret lives and new loves emerge under the bright Caribbean sky. A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life—and death—of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures. Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of America's most beloved and engaging storytellers.

The Paradise Trilogy

The Paradise Trilogy
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 9780316334839
ISBN 13: 0316334839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paradise Trilogy Book Review:

Three bestselling novels from "the beach-book queen" (People)--now available in an attractive and gift-worthy boxed set. Elin Hilderbrand's Paradise novels--Winter in Paradise, What Happens in Paradise, and Troubles in Paradise--tell the story of a woman who must start anew after her idyllic life is shattered by her husband's death in a plane crash in the Caribbean. When Irene Steele and her two sons arrive on St. John days after the tragedy, they make a shocking discovery: the man they knew as a loving husband and father was in fact living a double life. As the Steeles slowly untangle his web of lies, they face the truth about their family and their own futures. Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics, the Paradise trilogy transports us to an island paradise and unfolds a mesmerizing tale of drama, romance, and intrigue that only Elin Hilderbrand could deliver.

Winter in Paradise

Winter in Paradise
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 0316435503
ISBN 13: 9780316435505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winter in Paradise Book Review:

A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with #1 New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Irene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, away on business, has been killed in a helicopter crash. Before Irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband's death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John. After Irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures. Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, and the exciting start to a new series. "I will just say that, 24 hours after I started this book, I purchased its sequel, What Happens in Paradise, and I did not leave either book to be enjoyed by strangers at the end of my vacation." —Elisabeth Egan, New York Times

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-11-27
ISBN 10: 0141979550
ISBN 13: 9780141979557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble in Paradise Book Review:

In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we're in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town. Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj Žižek explores the possibilities - and the traps - of new emancipatory struggles. Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as Gangnam Style to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come. 'The most dangerous philosopher in the West' - Adam Kirsch, New Republic 'The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades' - Terry Eagleton 'Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation' - New Yorker Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books on dialectical materialism, critique of ideology and art, including Less Than Nothing, Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce and, most recently, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously.

Paradise on Fire

Paradise on Fire
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 0316493848
ISBN 13: 9780316493840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradise on Fire Book Review:

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program. There, Addy joins five other Black city kids—each with their own troubles—to spend a summer out west. Deep in the forest, the kids learn new (and to them) strange skills: camping, hiking, rock climbing, and how to start and safely put out campfires. Most important, they learn to depend upon each other for companionship and survival. But then comes a devastating forest fire… Addy is face-to-face with her destiny and haunting past. Developing her courage and resiliency against the raging fire, it’s up to Addy to lead her friends to safety. Not all are saved. But remembering her origins and grandmother’s teachings, she’s able to use street smarts, wilderness skills, and her spiritual intuition to survive.

Secrets of Our House

Secrets of Our House
Author: Rea Frey
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN 10: 1250241618
ISBN 13: 9781250241610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of Our House Book Review:

A thrilling domestic drama set against the power of the wilderness, Rea Frey's Secrets of Our House is a deeply-felt novel of long-held secrets and the strength of family. Desi is the mastermind behind her dream getaway house. Nestled high into the mountains of North Carolina, it is a sleek place, a luxurious place, a dark place. A place full of secrets. Secrets about the man she longs for, a man who is not her husband. Secrets about the roots of her family that must never, ever, see the light of day. When Desi and her family arrive from Chicago to spend the summer in the mountains, the seeds for the tumultuous months to follow are planted—her marriage on the rocks, not knowing which way they’ll go. Her seventeen year-old daughter Jules, falling in love for the first time with a local boy—and forging a new path that will take her to uncharted places. And Carter—a man Desi knew long ago, before she expunged him from her life for good. All hurtling toward events none of them can undo. Engaging, propulsive, and with a dramatic, heart-pounding final act, Secrets of Our House is a dazzling novel, richly-drawn, that shows no matter how hard outside forces may shake you, the bonds of family are stronger than the harshest winds.

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise
Author: Robert B. Parker
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1999-10-01
ISBN 10: 1101546328
ISBN 13: 9781101546321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble in Paradise Book Review:

Jesse Stone returns in this New York Times bestselling novel of death and deception from Robert B. Parker. Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise. James Macklin sees the Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade it, blow the bridge, and loot the island. To realize his scheme, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons—all experts in their fields—including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache. James Macklin is a bad man, a very bad man. And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse. As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise police chief Jesse Stone has his hands full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife, Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault, he’s begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell, and he’s still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin’s attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy. As the casualties mount, it’s up to Jesse to keep both women from harm.

Turtle in Paradise

Turtle in Paradise
Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 037583690X
ISBN 13: 9780375836909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turtle in Paradise Book Review:

From a two-time Newbery Honor author. In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, 11-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

Lost Paradise

Lost Paradise
Author: Kathy Marks
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN 10: 1416597840
ISBN 13: 9781416597841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Paradise Book Review:

Pitcairn Island -- remote and wild in the South Pacific, a place of towering cliffs and lashing surf -- is home to descendants of Fletcher Christian and the Mutiny on the Bounty crew, who fled there with a group of Tahitian maidens after deposing their captain, William Bligh, and seizing his ship in 1789. Shrouded in myth, the island was idealized by outsiders, who considered it a tropical Shangri-La. But as the world was to discover two centuries after the mutiny, it was also a place of sinister secrets. In this riveting account, Kathy Marks tells the disturbing saga and asks profound questions about human behavior. In 2000, police descended on the British territory -- a lump of volcanic rock hundreds of miles from the nearest inhabited land -- to investigate an allegation of rape of a fifteen-year-old girl. They found themselves speaking to dozens of women and uncovering a trail of child abuse dating back at least three generations. Scarcely a Pitcairn man was untainted by the allegations, it seemed, and barely a girl growing up on the island, home to just forty-seven people, had escaped. Yet most islanders, including the victims' mothers, feigned ignorance or claimed it was South Pacific "culture" -- the Pitcairn "way of life." The ensuing trials would tear the close-knit, interrelated community apart, for every family contained an offender or a victim -- often both. The very future of the island, dependent on its men and their prowess in the longboats, appeared at risk. The islanders were resentful toward British authorities, whom they regarded as colonialists, and the newly arrived newspeople, who asked nettlesome questions and whose daily dispatches were closely scrutinized on the Internet. The court case commanded worldwide attention. And as a succession of men passed through Pitcairn's makeshift courtroom, disturbing questions surfaced. How had the abuse remained hidden so long? Was it inevitable in such a place? Was Pitcairn a real-life Lord of the Flies? One of only six journalists to cover the trials, Marks lived on Pitcairn for six weeks, with the accused men as her neighbors. She depicts, vividly, the attractions and everyday difficulties of living on a remote tropical island. Moreover, outside court, she had daily encounters with the islanders, not all of them civil, and observed firsthand how the tiny, claustrophobic community ticked: the gossip, the feuding, the claustrophobic intimacy -- and the power dynamics that had allowed the abuse to flourish. Marks followed the legal and human saga through to its recent conclusion. She uncovers a society gone badly astray, leaving lives shattered and codes broken: a paradise truly lost.

Christmas in Paradise

Christmas in Paradise
Author: Deborah Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN 10: 9780998440439
ISBN 13: 0998440434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas in Paradise Book Review:

My name is Madison Westin. Unless it¿s Christmas, in which case my official title is ¿Holiday Cheermistress.¿ Nothing stops me from getting my ho-ho-ho on, not even my friends¿ Grinch-worthy attitude toward sparkling tinsel, twinkling lights, and tinkling bells.Hey, if Creole, Fab, and Didier wind up with coal in their stockings, it won¿t be my fault.When some bah-humbug bandit makes the rounds of Tarpon Cove, Fab and I are on the case. It¿s the least we can do for our loyal friends. Seasonal crime-victim disorder seems to be on the rise.Some guy in a Santa suit¿well, the top half of one anyway¿is robbing local banks. The cops are fingering the wrong guy. And you can bet your light-up Rudolph boxers that if we can¿t track the real thief down, one of my merry band of miscreants could be spending the holidays behind bars.

The Island of Missing Trees

The Island of Missing Trees
Author: Elif Shafak
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN 10: 1635578604
ISBN 13: 9781635578607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Island of Missing Trees Book Review:

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.

Trouble on Paradise

Trouble on Paradise
Author: Craig Alanson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN 10: 9781973182801
ISBN 13: 1973182807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble on Paradise Book Review:

Book '3.5' in the ExForce series: While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise...

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost
Author: John Milton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 378
Release: 1711
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N11678720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradise Lost Book Review:

The Other Side of Paradise

The Other Side of Paradise
Author: Staceyann Chin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-04-14
ISBN 10: 9781439159378
ISBN 13: 1439159378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Side of Paradise Book Review:

No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Lottery, Jamaica, on Christmas Day. Staceyann's mother did not want her, and her father was not present. No one, except her grandmother, thought Staceyann would survive. It was her grandmother who nurtured and protected and provided for Staceyann and her older brother in the early years. But when the three were separated, Staceyann was thrust, alone, into an unfamiliar and dysfunctional home in Paradise, Jamaica. There, she faced far greater troubles than absent parents. So, armed with a fierce determination and uncommon intelligence, she discovered a way to break out of this harshly unforgiving world. Staceyann Chin, acclaimed and iconic performance artist, now brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a brave, lyrical, and fiercely candid memoir about growing up in Jamaica. She plumbs tender and unsettling memories as she writes about drifting from one home to the next, coming out as a lesbian, and finding the man she believes to be her father and ultimately her voice. Hers is an unforgettable story told with grace, humor, and courage.

Paradise Rot

Paradise Rot
Author: Jenny Hval
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1786633841
ISBN 13: 9781786633842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradise Rot Book Review:

A lyrical debut novel from a musician and artist renowned for her sharp sexual and political imagery Jo is in a strange new country for university and having a more peculiar time than most. In a house with no walls, shared with a woman who has no boundaries, she finds her strange home coming to life in unimaginable ways. Jo’s sensitivity and all her senses become increasingly heightened and fraught, as the lines between bodies and plants, dreaming and wakefulness, blur and mesh. This debut novel from critically acclaimed artist and musician Jenny Hval presents a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire.

The Island of the White Cow

The Island of the White Cow
Author: Deborah Tall
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1987-09-25
ISBN 10: 0689707223
ISBN 13: 9780689707223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Island of the White Cow Book Review:

The author describes her experiences while living on an island off the coast of Ireland and portrays the way of life of the islanders

Road to Paradise

Road to Paradise
Author: Paullina Simons
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0007283431
ISBN 13: 9780007283439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Road to Paradise Book Review:

Love, passion and the road trip of a lifetime in this breathtaking novel, perfect for all fans of Jodi Picoult, from the internationally bestselling author of The Bronze Horseman

The Rumor

The Rumor
Author: Lesley Kara
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1984820540
ISBN 13: 9781984820549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumor Book Review:

Hearing a rumor that a dangerous ex-con has moved into town under an assumed name, a single mother becomes obsessed with the case, but her curiosity exposes her son and his father to a heartless psychopath who has killed--and may kill again.

Skye Falling

Skye Falling
Author: Mia McKenzie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 1984801619
ISBN 13: 9781984801616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skye Falling Book Review:

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • A woman who’s used to going solo discovers that there’s one relationship she can’t run away from in this “hilarious, electric” (The New York Times) novel, a probing examination of the complexities of family, queerness, race, and community LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER• ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Boston Globe, Autostraddle, Shondaland • “A new kind of love story, the best kind.”—Ashley C. Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Somebody’s Daughter When she was twenty-six and broke, Skye didn’t think twice before selling her eggs and happily pocketing the cash. Now approaching forty, Skye still moves through life entirely—and unrepentantly—on her own terms, living out of a suitcase and avoiding all manner of serious relationships. Maybe her junior high classmates weren’t wrong when they voted her “Most Likely to Be Single” instead of “Most Ride-or-Die Homie,” but at least she’s always been free to do as she pleases. Then a twelve-year-old girl tracks Skye down during one of her brief visits to her hometown of Philadelphia and informs Skye that she’s “her egg.” Skye’s life is thrown into sharp relief and she decides that it might be time to actually try to have a meaningful relationship with another human being. Spoiler alert: It’s not easy. Things get even more complicated when Skye realizes that the woman she tried and failed to pick up the other day is the girl’s aunt, and now it’s awkward. All the while, her brother is trying to get in touch, her mother is being bewilderingly kind, and the West Philly pool halls and hoagie shops of her youth have been replaced by hipster cafés. With its endearingly prickly narrator and a cast of characters willing to both challenge her and catch her when she falls, this novel is a clever, moving portrait of a woman and the relationships she thought she could live without.