Saving Sophie

Saving Sophie
Author: Ronald H. Balson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1466872861
ISBN 13: 9781466872868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Sophie Book Review:

From Ronald H. Balson, author of Once We Were Brothers, Saving Sophie is the powerful story of the lengths a father will go through to protect his daughter and an action-packed thriller that will take you on an unforgettable journey of murder and deception, testing the bonds of family and love. Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago. That is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case. Now, Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine. With the help of the investigative team who first appeared in Once We Were Brothers, Liam and Catherine, and a new CIA operative, a secret mission is launched to not only rescue Sophie, but also to thwart a major terrorist attack in Hebron. But will being caught in the crossfires of the Palestine-Israeli conflict keep their team from accomplishing the task at hand, or can they overcome the odds and save countless lives, including their own?

Saving Sophie: The number one bestselling ebook that will keep you hooked to the very last page

Saving Sophie: The number one bestselling ebook that will keep you hooked to the very last page
Author: Sam Carrington
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN 10: 0008191867
ISBN 13: 9780008191863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Sophie: The number one bestselling ebook that will keep you hooked to the very last page Book Review:

***THE NO.1 EBOOK BESTSELLER*** ‘This book is not only gripping, but it explores the mother/daughter relationship perfectly, and ends with a gasp-out-loud twist’ Closer ‘I devoured this story in one sitting’ Louise Jensen, author of The Sister A teenage girl is missing. Is your daughter involved, or is she next?

Once We Were Brothers

Once We Were Brothers
Author: Ronald H. Balson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 1466846704
ISBN 13: 9781466846708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once We Were Brothers Book Review:

The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust. "A novel of survival, justice and redemption...riveting." —Chicago Tribune, on Once We Were Brothers Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man? Once We Were Brothers is Ronald H. Balson's compelling tale of two boys and a family who struggle to survive in war-torn Poland, and a young love that struggles to endure the unspeakable cruelty of the Holocaust. Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.

Saving Sophie

Saving Sophie
Author: Cate Beauman
Publsiher: Cate Beauman
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN 10: 0989569667
ISBN 13: 9780989569668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Sophie Book Review:

*READERS CROWN AWARD WINNER *Readers' Favorite International Book Award Silver Medalist *National Excellence In Romance Fiction Award Finalist Jewelry designer Sophie Burke has fled Maine for the anonymity of the big city. She’s starting over with a job she tolerates and a grungy motel room she calls home on the wrong side of town, but anything is better than the nightmare she left behind. Stone McCabe is Ethan Cooke Security’s brooding bad boy more interested in keeping to himself than anything else—until the gorgeous blond with haunted violet eyes catches his attention late one rainy night. Stone reluctantly gives Sophie a hand only to quickly realize that the shy beauty with the soft voice and pretty smile has something to hide. Tangled up in her secrets, Stone offers Sophie a solution that has the potential to free her from her problems once and for all—or jeopardize both of their lives. *NOTE: While reading the series in order is recommended, it is not necessary. Each story is a stand-alone title featuring new primary characters with limited overlapping secondary characters.

Karolina's Twins

Karolina's Twins
Author: Ronald H. Balson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 1250089050
ISBN 13: 9781250089052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Karolina's Twins Book Review:

In the tradition of The Nightingale, Sarah's Key, and Lilac Girls, comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s quest to return to Poland and fulfill a promise, from Ronald H. Balson, author of the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers. ~~ “Readers who crave more books like Balson’s Once We Were Brothers and Kristin Hannah’s bestselling The Nightingale will be enthralled by Karolina’s Twins.” —Booklist (starred review) "A heart-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story." —Chicago Tribune ~~ She made a promise in desperation Now it's time to keep it Lena Woodward, elegant and poised, has lived a comfortable life among Chicago Society since she immigrated to the US and began a new life at the end of World War II. But now something has resurfaced that Lena cannot ignore: an unfulfilled promise she made long ago that can no longer stay buried. Driven to renew the quest that still keeps her awake at night, Lena enlists the help of lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart. Behind Lena’s stoic facade are memories that will no longer be contained. She begins to recount a tale, harkening back to her harrowing past in Nazi-occupied Poland, of the bond she shared with her childhood friend Karolina. Karolina was vivacious and beautiful, athletic and charismatic, and Lena has cherished the memory of their friendship her whole life. But there is something about the story that is unfinished, questions that must be answered about what is true and what is not, and what Lena is willing to risk to uncover the past. Has the real story been hidden these many years? And if so, why? Two girls, coming of age in a dangerous time, bearers of secrets that only they could share. Just when you think there could not be anything new to ferret out from World War II comes Karolina's Twins, a spellbinding new novel by the bestselling author of Once We Were Brothers and Saving Sophie. In this richly woven tale of love, survival and resilience during some of the darkest hours, the unbreakable bond between girlhood friends will have consequences into the future and beyond.

The Girl from Berlin

The Girl from Berlin
Author: Ronald H. Balson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 1250195268
ISBN 13: 9781250195265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Berlin Book Review:

In the newest novel from internationally-bestselling author Ronald. H. Balson, Liam and Catherine come to the aid of an old friend and are drawn into a property dispute in Tuscany that unearths long-buried secrets An old friend calls Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart to his famous Italian restaurant to enlist their help. His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds, even though she can produce her own set of deeds to her land. Catherine and Liam’s only clue is a bound handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a story long-forgotten... Ada Baumgarten was born in Berlin in 1918, at the end of the war. The daughter of an accomplished first-chair violinist in the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, and herself a violin prodigy, Ada’s life was full of the rich culture of Berlin’s interwar society. She formed a deep attachment to her childhood friend Kurt, but they were torn apart by the growing unrest as her Jewish family came under suspicion. As the tides of history turned, it was her extraordinary talent that would carry her through an unraveling society turned to war, and make her a target even as it saved her, allowing her to move to Bologna—though Italy was not the haven her family had hoped, and further heartache awaited. What became of Ada? How is she connected to the conflicting land deeds of a small Italian villa? As they dig through the layers of lies, corruption, and human evil, Catherine and Liam uncover an unfinished story of heart, redemption, and hope—the ending of which is yet to be written. Don't miss Liam and Catherine's lastest adventures in The Girl from Berlin!

Saving Sophia

Saving Sophia
Author: Fleur Hitchcock
Publsiher: Nosy Crow
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-07-03
ISBN 10: 0857631756
ISBN 13: 9780857631756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Sophia Book Review:

If Lottie's parents were normal instead of weirdos, she'd never have met Sophia. And she'd never have made that promise. Or run away in a kayak, stolen some beetroot and pretended to be a Star Wars fan. None of the scarier stuff would have happened either. Lottie just wanted to be a hero. She had no idea it would be so dangerous.

The Trust

The Trust
Author: Ronald H. Balson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 1250127467
ISBN 13: 9781250127464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trust Book Review:

“A thrilling, action-filled suspense novel.... Those who loved Balson’s other books like Once We Were Brothers and Karolina’s Twins will love this latest entry.” —The Huffington Post The Trust, from Ronald H. Balson, the international bestselling author of Once We Were Brothers, finds private investigator Liam Taggart returning to his childhood home for an uncle's funeral, only to discover his death might not have been natural. When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral—a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back. But when he arrives, Liam learns that not only was his uncle shot to death, but that he’d anticipated his own murder: In an astonishing last will and testament, Uncle Fergus has left his entire estate to a secret trust, directing that no distributions be made to any person until the killer is found. Did Fergus know, but refuse to name, his killer? Was this a crime of revenge, a vendetta leftover from Northern Ireland’s bloody sectarian war? After all, the Taggarts were deeply involved in the IRA. Or is it possible that the killer is a family member seeking Fergus’s estate? Otherwise, why postpone distributions to the heirs? Most menacingly, does the killer now have his sights on other family members? As his investigation draws Liam farther and farther into the past he has abandoned, he realizes he is forced to reopen doors long ago shut and locked. Now, accepting the appointment as sole trustee of the Fergus Taggart Trust, Liam realizes he has stepped into the center of a firestorm.

Sophie the Hero

Sophie the Hero
Author: Lara Bergen
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0545146054
ISBN 13: 9780545146050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie the Hero Book Review:

When she saves a little girl from running out into the street in front of a car, Sophie changes her name to Sophie the Hero, but being a hero turns out to be harder than she imagined.

I Owe You One

I Owe You One
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publsiher: Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 1524799033
ISBN 13: 9781524799038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Owe You One Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "A gem of a novel."--Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things From the author of Surprise Me comes an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be "the one," and an IOU that changes everything. Fixie Farr has always lived by her father's motto: "Family first." And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn't take care of her father's legacy, who will? It's simply not in Fixie's nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees--she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer's owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off--she'd never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she? But then Fixie's childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie's buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself--but she'd love Seb to give Ryan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed than the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie--from small favors to life-changing moments--ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants? Praise for I Owe You One "This book is a shot of pure joy!"--Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Corner "A humorous exploration of family life, finding love and the difficulties of coming into one's own as a young professional woman . . . The entertaining cast of characters . . . will certainly remind readers why nineteen years after her first hit Kinsella remains one of the reigning queens of women's fiction."--The Washington Post "I Owe You One is another impossibly delightful story by Sophie Kinsella, a must-read for her die-hard fans and new readers alike."--PopSugar

Bad Sister

Bad Sister
Author: Sam Carrington
Publsiher: Avon Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780008200213
ISBN 13: 0008200211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Sister Book Review:

'How do you support victims of crime when you live with unresolved mysteries of your own? Psychologist Connie Summers is a fascinatingly flesh-and-blood guide through this twisty thriller.' Louise Candlish 'Keeps you guessing right to the end' Sue Fortin 'A gripping exploration of twisted family secrets' Cass Green Then When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price. Now Psychologist Connie Summers wants to help Stephanie rebuild her life. She has a new name, a young son and everything to live for. But when Stephanie receives a letter from someone she'd hoped would never find her, Connie is forced to question what really happened that night. But some truths are better left alone . . . Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Bad Sister will have fans of Sue Fortin, B A Paris and Linda Green hooked till the final page. Praise for SAM CARRINGTON 'LOVED Bad Sister by Sam Carrington. Tense, convincing and complex, kept me guessing (wrongly!)' Caz Frear, author of SWEET LITTLE LIES 'This book is not only gripping, but it explores the mother/daughter relationship perfectly, and ends with a gasp-out-loud twist' Closer 'I DEVOURED THIS STORY IN ONE SITTING' Louise Jensen, author of THE SISTER

Eli's Promise

Eli's Promise
Author: Ronald H. Balson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1250271479
ISBN 13: 9781250271471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eli's Promise Book Review:

"National Jewish Book Award winter Ron Balson returns triumphantly with Eli’s Promise, a captivating saga of the Holocaust and its aftermath spanning decades and continents. Readers will not be able to put this book down, but will turn the pages compulsively with heart in throat, eager to learn the fate of the Rosen family. Balson’s meticulous historical detail, vivid prose and unforgettable characters further solidify his place among the most esteemed writers of historical fiction today." --Pam Jenoff, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Lost Girls of Paris A "fixer" in a Polish town during World War II, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later—by the winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Eli's Promise is a masterful work of historical fiction spanning three eras—Nazi-occupied Poland, the American Zone of post-war Germany, and Chicago at the height of the Vietnam War. Award-winning author Ronald H. Balson explores the human cost of war, the mixed blessings of survival, and the enduring strength of family bonds. 1939: Eli Rosen lives with his wife Esther and their young son in the Polish town of Lublin, where his family owns a construction company. As a consequence of the Nazi occupation, Eli’s company is Aryanized, appropriated and transferred to Maximilian Poleski—an unprincipled profiteer who peddles favors to Lublin’s subjugated residents. An uneasy alliance is formed; Poleski will keep the Rosen family safe if Eli will manage the business. Will Poleski honor his promise or will their relationship end in betrayal and tragedy? 1946: Eli resides with his son in a displaced persons camp in Allied-occupied Germany hoping for a visa to America. His wife has been missing since the war. One man is sneaking around the camps selling illegal visas; might he know what has happened to her? 1965: Eli rents a room in Albany Park, Chicago. He is on a mission. With patience, cunning, and relentless focus, he navigates unfamiliar streets and dangerous political backrooms, searching for the truth. Powerful and emotional, Ronald H. Balson's Eli's Promise is a rich, rewarding novel of World War II and a husband’s quest for justice.

Sophie's World

Sophie's World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 1466804270
ISBN 13: 9781466804272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie's World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Endangered

Endangered
Author: Eliot Schrefer
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 0545470013
ISBN 13: 9780545470018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endangered Book Review:

From National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer comes the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos -- and herself -- from a violent coup. Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good. When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she’s not thrilled to be there. Then Otto, an infant bonobo, comes into her life, and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature. But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. When an armed revolution breaks out in the country, the sanctuary is attacked, and the two of them must escape unprepared into the jungle. Caught in the crosshairs of a lethal conflict, they must struggle to keep safe, to eat, and to live. In ENDANGERED, Eliot Schrefer plunges us into a heart-stopping exploration of the things we do to survive, the sacrifices we make to help others, and the tangled geography that ties us all, human and animal, together.

Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert

Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert
Author: Morag Hood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 1534431624
ISBN 13: 9781534431621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert Book Review:

Meet the master of magical creatures: Sophie Johnson! She’s an expert on unicorns…or so she thinks! Sophie is a unicorn expert. She dresses up her toys, stuffed animals, and even her baby brother as unicorns! But living with enchanted animals can be tricky business. And Sophie is so caught up in teaching others that she fails to notice the magic right under her nose. This funny and fresh picture book tells the story of a unicorn hiding in plain sight and a little girl who is totally oblivious to his presence!

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Keeper of the Lost Cities
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1442445947
ISBN 13: 9781442445949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeper of the Lost Cities Book Review:

At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.

Sophie

Sophie
Author: Rick E. Thompson
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-08-15
ISBN 10: 1460296990
ISBN 13: 9781460296998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie Book Review:

Leaving his position in the king's army, Michael settled down with his wife in a small farmhouse in the woods, raising two children, and assuming his life of violence was behind him. When he wasn't helping his wife with the garden or doing chores, he would be in the woods with his 16-year-old son, Benny, teaching him everything he knew about woodcraft and hunting. Sophie, Benny's 12-year-old sister, would often tag along, watching from the shadows. A very small and quiet girl, Sophie always seemed happy to amuse herself. So often overlooked by her family, never noticing just how special she was—that was about to change. One day, when the two kids are out playing in the woods, Sophie inexplicably panics and runs for home. Confused, Benny follows and the two arrive just in time to witness a band of mercenaries attacking their farm, looting their possessions and taking their parents captive. There is no one they can call on for help―no one who can save their parents from whatever horrible fate awaits them. And so, that responsibility falls squarely on their own small shoulders ... assuming they can avoid capture themselves.

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard
Author: Jonathan Auxier
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 0143196170
ISBN 13: 9780143196174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard Book Review:

You've met Peter Nimble. Now meet Sophie Quire in a new, unforgettable quest. It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have travelled far and wide in search of adventure. Now Peter and Sir Tode have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.

One Little Lie: The unputdownable gripping crime thriller full of twists that you need to read in summer 2018

One Little Lie: The unputdownable gripping crime thriller full of twists that you need to read in summer 2018
Author: Sam Carrington
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-07-23
ISBN 10: 0008259828
ISBN 13: 9780008259822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Little Lie: The unputdownable gripping crime thriller full of twists that you need to read in summer 2018 Book Review:

‘Sam Carrington has done it again. One Little Lie is a twisty, gripping read. I loved it.’ Cass Green ‘Expertly written ... with plentiful twists and unforgettable characters, it's an insightful and unnerving read.’ Caroline Mitchell

Gorgeous for Good

Gorgeous for Good
Author: Sophie Uliano
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1401947719
ISBN 13: 9781401947712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gorgeous for Good Book Review:

Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and see someone you barely recognize? Do you delete nearly every selfie you take because . . . well . . . you’re not glowing as you should be these days? Have you tried and failed to change something about your physical appearance? Do you sometimes feel as if you are fighting a losing battle in your quest to look more radiant? If you’ve answered "yes" to at least one of these questions, then join the club! Clean beauty guru and New York Times best-selling author, Sophie Uliano offers a solution to a never-ending beauty dilemma: how can you look rested and radiant without hours of painful and expensive surgery? How can your skin glow throughout your life, without using harmful chemicals or spending more than you can afford in the dermatologist’s office? In her new book, Gorgeous for Good, Sophie puts forth a revolutionary, holistic program that covers everything from nutrition to self-care to spiritual connection. She reveals which beauty options work the best, and provides well-researched, myth-busting information about commercial and natural beauty products. In her fun, girl-next-door voice, Sophie brings all of this together in an innovative 30-day Gorgeous for Good program, offering readers tools for a body-and-soul beauty regimen that will help them stay gorgeous – not for six months or a year – but for good! Gorgeous for Good also features: • Simple guidelines for buying the best skin care products • Easy beauty treatments you can make at home – for a fraction of the cost! • Healthy, delicious recipes to kick start the new you • Different forms of exercise to get spiritually connected Gorgeous for Good doesn’t just look at the outside – it takes you inside – where true beauty begins.