The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Notion Press

ISBN:1638325529

Total Pages:134

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Have you felt that kiss of cozy warm sunshine whilst still enjoying the first rains? We might revel in those mesmerizing new showers albeit those comforting rays of sun shining radiantly beside them cast renewed beacons of hope, promise, and light, nevertheless. Rekha’s poems here are exactly that and much much more. A hot cup of coffee with baskets full of comfort, a small little tote of thoughtful emotions, a nook hidden In time casting life lessons of inspirational life morals and values. Her poems are non-conventional and stylish, exploring a myriad of emotions from hope, love, optimism, success to more sombre ones such as despair, heartbreak, depression, etc. Simultaneously, she has put soul to many of the everyday commonplace concepts which one might dwell or like to harp upon at leisure. This is her first creative attempt at poetry, her maiden step towards literary paths. From addressing sensitive issues in ‘And she departed’, or ‘Depression’, or ‘Thankless and vain’, to ballads of positivity and strivance in ‘Silent striver‘, ‘He sees all’, to an imaginative plethora of ‘What if?’, ‘The parallel universe‘, her writing comes across as original, uncharted territory. Her love poems like ’Then, Now, and Always,’ ‘To this day,’ etc. shall serenade the heartstrings of the reader compelling them to go back and hear the beats of their heart strum.

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Perilous Prophecy

Author:Leanna Renee Hieber

Publisher:Tor Books

ISBN:1466855886

Total Pages:368

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Winner of the Prism Award for Best Fantasy Novel “Tells a love story with exquisite detail.”—TrueBlood.net Cairo in the 1860s is a bustling metropolis where people from all walks of life mix and mingle, mostly in complex harmony. When evil ghosts and unquiet spirits stalk the city’s streets, the Guard are summoned—six young men and women of different cultures, backgrounds, and faiths, gifted by their Goddess with great powers. While others of the Guard embrace their duties, their leader, British-born Beatrice, is gripped by doubt. What right has she, a bookish, sheltered, eighteen-year-old, to lead others into battle? Why isn’t dark-eyed, compelling Ibrahim, who is stronger of will than Beatrice, the one in charge? Ghosts maraud through Cairo’s streets, heralding a terrible darkness. Beatrice and her Guard have little time to master their powers; a great battle looms as an ancient prophecy roars toward its final, deadly conclusion. This enchanting prequel to Leanna Renee Hieber's gaslamp fantasy, Strangely Beautiful, returns to print after more than a decade, edited and revised for Tor's publication. Strangely Beautiful series Strangely Beautiful Perilous Prophecy Miss Violet and the Great War The Eterna Files series The Eterna Files Eterna and Omega The Eterna Solution At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Love

Author:Elizabeth von Arnim

Publisher:Virago

ISBN:0349005184

Total Pages:416

Viewed:1950

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A gentle romance begins innocently enough in the stalls of a London theatre where Catherine is enjoying her ninth and Christopher his thirty-sixth visit to the same play. He is a magnificent young man with flame-coloured hair. She is the sweetest little thing in a hat. There is just one complication: Christopher is twenty-five, while Catherine is just a little bit older. Flattered by the passionate attentions of youth, Catherine, with marriage and motherhood behind her, is at first circumspect, but finally succumbs to her lover's charms. The engaging humour of this autobiographical novel blunts the bitter edge of irony in the hypocrisy of 1920s society.

Delphi Complete Works of Elizabeth von Arnim (Illustrated)

Author:Elizabeth von Arnim

Publisher:Delphi Classics

ISBN:1786560860

Total Pages:4311

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The Australian-born British novelist Elizabeth von Arnim was a member of the literary glitterati, her cousin being Katherine Mansfield, her children tutored by both E. M. Forster and Hugh Walpole and she was also a lover of H. G. Wells. Celebrated novels such as ‘The Enchanted April’ are notable for their mordant wit, ironic style and their unsentimental treatment of the relationship between men and women. This comprehensive eBook presents von Arnim’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to von Arnim’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major novels and other texts * All 18 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including INTRODUCTION TO SALLY, EXPIATION, FATHER and JASMINE FARM * Also features the apocryphal novel THE ORDEAL OF ELIZABETH * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as ELIZABETH AND HER GERMAN GARDEN are fully illustrated with their original images * Includes von Arnim’s rare children’s book, fully illustrated – available in no other collection * Features von Arnim’s travelogue * Also includes the author’s semi-autobiography, ALL THE DOGS OF MY LIFE * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels ELIZABETH AND HER GERMAN GARDEN THE SOLITARY SUMMER THE BENEFACTRESS PRINCESS PRISCILLA’S FORTNIGHT FRÄULEIN SCHMIDT AND MR ANSTRUTHER THE CARAVANERS THE PASTOR’S WIFE CHRISTINE CHRISTOPHER AND COLUMBUS IN THE MOUNTAINS VERA THE ENCHANTED APRIL LOVE INTRODUCTION TO SALLY EXPIATION FATHER THE JASMINE FARM MR. SKEFFINGTON THE ORDEAL OF ELIZABETH (Apocryphal) The Children’s Book THE APRIL BABY’S BOOK OF TUNES The Travel Writing THE ADVENTURES OF ELIZABETH IN RÜGEN The Autobiography ALL THE DOGS OF MY LIFE Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Master of Illusion

Author:Anne Rouen

Publisher:StoneHut Publishing

ISBN:099240360X

Total Pages:487

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Secrets, Tragedy, Courage, Love. Master of Illusion Book II continues the story of the tormented genius, Angel, and his childhood friend, Elise, the prima ballerina who once graced the stage as La Belle and now directs their own opera house, the Opéra Magique. Their lives ensue in an entanglement of secrets, subterfuge, tragedy and love through which they battle their fated hand. Though the skeletons of the past continue to haunt, the veil concealing the truth begins to fall. It is Paris,1892, and the Opéra Magique is riding a wave of unparalleled success, with the help of Sprite, the Master's popular, fairy-like assistant. Walking the fine line required to keep in abeyance the mutual passions of her star, the volatile magician known as the Master of Illusion, and her goddaughter, the beautiful comtesse de Villefontaine, Madame Dupont needs all her ingenuity to divert the jealous rage of the comte and the suspicions of Police Chief Captain Moreau. Few people know the truth behind the Master's identity, yet one of them is, all unwittingly, about to give him away. But as their opera house and lives are plunged, yet again, into unthinkable tragedy, fate thrusts Angel and Elise—the Master and Madame—onto a new path of discovery: a path that holds both alluring revelations and nightmares of untold suffering. Angel and Elise battle choices of life and death, of courage and sacrifice, as they finally discover the answers they've so longed for. But, in discovering the truth of the past, the truth about Angel and the truth about love, do they find the solace they so crave? Can Angel and Elise overcome the barriers of fate, or will they be destroyed in their determination to do so?

The diary of a black & white soul

Author:Shubham

Publisher:True Dreamster

ISBN:9390817056

Total Pages:298

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This book is for those who have befriended silence and sacrificed their freedom. It's here to stay forever with those who feel incomplete and lonely. It's for those who have given up on hope and martyred their true feelings. This book is for those who lay wide awake at 3 am, and the ones who feel trapped within themselves. It's for people who have lost more than they have gained. This book is for individuals who wear a fake mask every day and feel handicapped due to the deep-rooted conventionality. This book is your companion, best friend, a shoulder to lean on and everything you deserve. This book is for you.

Cora Fry's Pillow Book

Author:Rosellen Brown

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:1466884134

Total Pages:179

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Through the persona of Cora Fry, a wife and mother living in a small New Hampshire town, Rosellen Brown explores the ambivalent ties of love, loyalty, marriage, and family in a series of related poems. This volume includes the entire text of Cora Fry (1977), a kind of dramatic monologue, written in spare, simple lines, which describes the young woman's daily life and troubled marriage. A sequel of newer poems, Cora Fry's Pillow Book (1994), confronts the challenges that come with a woman's growth toward middle age, reflecting an older Cora's place in her family, community, and the larger world.

Three Broken Promises

Author:Monica Murphy

Publisher:Bantam

ISBN:0804176817

Total Pages:304

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Breakout sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption. Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life. I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me. . . . Praise for Three Broken Promises “The heat between these two is explosive. . . . It is the emotion and the shared tragedy between Jen and Colin . . . that takes this book to another level.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers “Filled with emotion, drama, red-hot sex, intensity, and a love that may as well have been written in the stars, Three Broken Promises is another must read from Monica Murphy.”—Holly’s Hot Reads “Three Broken Promises is an absolutely out-of-this-world perfect romantic story that swept me off my feet. Once again, I fell in love with [Monica] Murphy’s easy style of writing, great sense of humor and ideal characters. . . . I felt glued to the pages and there wasn’t a single thing that could make me stop reading.”—Smokin Hot Book Blog “I fell in love with this series the moment I opened One Week Girlfriend and Three Broken Promises didn’t disappoint. . . . I can say without a doubt that I enjoyed every minute of this book.”—Book Blogger Paradise “Murphy has done it again. . . . This story will make you smile, it will warm your heart and soul, and it may even have you pulling your hair out as these two amazing people navigate the rollercoaster that is love. I loved everything about it.”—Roxy’s Reviews “Such a delicious book . . . Monica’s writing is addictive as always, and I’m really looking forward to the next book.”—City of Books

Of Princes and Promises

Author:Sandhya Menon

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1534417591

Total Pages:320

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From the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi comes the second installment in a brand-new series set an elite boarding school that’s a contemporary spin on fairy tales, this one a delightful, romantic twist on The Frog Prince. Caterina LaValle is determined to show she’s still the queen of St. Rosetta’s Academy. Sure, her crown may be slightly askew after her ex-boyfriend, Alaric, cheated on her, but she’s a LaValle. She’ll find a way to march right back in there, her hands clutching the strings to the whole puppet show. This time, she’s going to be untouchable. Rahul Chopra knows that moment he shared with Caterina LaValle at the winter formal meant something. Surely she feels it, too. He’s a little uncertain how someone like him (socially inept to a point way past “adorkable”) could fit into her world, but he’s loved Caterina for years. He knows they’ll find a way. When Caterina finds out Alaric is taking a supermodel to the upcoming gala, she knows she cannot arrive without the perfect date. But the thought of taking another superficial St. R’s boy exhausts her. The solution? Sweet-but-clueless Rahul Chopra and a mysterious pot of hair gel with the power to alter the wearer into whatever his heart desires. When Rahul tries it, he transforms instantly into RC—debonair, handsome, and charming. But transformation comes with a price: As Rahul enjoys his new social standing, the line between his two personas begins to blur. Will he give up everything, including Caterina, to remain RC? Or will this unlikely pair find their way back to each other?

The Promises She Keeps

Author:Erin Healy

Publisher:Thomas Nelson

ISBN:1401685374

Total Pages:352

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It's her destiny to die young. The man who loves her can't live with that. Promise, a talented young singer with a terminal illness, is counting on fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging sorceress and art collector in search of immortality. When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes that she may hold the key to eternal life. Enter Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and fascinates her with his mysterious visions and drawings. Soon, all are plunged into a confrontation over the mystery and the cost of something even greater than eternal life . . . eternal love.

Dawn's Promise

Author:A.W. Exley

Publisher:A W Exley

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Total Pages:370

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A heart prepared to die that has never lived or loved... Born with fragile health, Dawn Uxbridge has lived a sheltered existence. Her lonely days are filled by drawing fanciful landscapes and nurturing plants. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself alone and penniless with only one talent - a green thumb. Jasper, the Earl of Seton, is in need of a gardener to reclaim his derelict estate in the remote west of England. He expected a robust commoner, not a fragile young woman. With the next train a week away, Dawn has one chance to change the earl's mind and earn her place. But all is not as it seems at the ancestral manor. The estate is full of secrets, ravens cluster on the parapets, and a ghostly young woman cries out at night. This garden conceals a rotten heart, and it plans to squeeze the last beat from Dawn's... Keywords: gaslamp, fantasy, historical fantasy, fantasy series, speculative fiction, dark fantasy, paranormal, shifters, paranormal romance, gargoyles, female protagonist, historical romance, historical paranormal romance, victorian, victorian era, victorian romance, gothic, gothic fiction, gothic romance.

100 Promises to My Baby

Author:Mallika Chopra

Publisher:Rodale Books

ISBN:1605296015

Total Pages:272

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"The world was never changed or transformed by politicians, or for that matter, by scientists. The mothers of the world hold the keys." As she eagerly awaited the birth of her first child, Mallika Chopra began to craft a unique gift that would express her profound loving commitment to the baby growing inside of her. 100 Promises to My Baby is that gift--one that reflects her deep awareness of the sacred responsibilities of parenthood. Here the author shares the vows she made to help her child--and all children--grow up feeling cherished and secure, look at the world with wonder and curiosity, and learn spiritual values that enrich life and contribute to making the world a better place. Accompanying the 100 promises are short essays, reflections, poems, and stories that have inspired the author throughout her life--and that will inspire readers to think about their own lives, values, and beliefs, and what they would like to pass on to their children.

The Promises She Keeps

Author:Erin Healy

Publisher:Thomas Nelson

ISBN:1401685374

Total Pages:352

Viewed:368

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It's her destiny to die young. The man who loves her can't live with that. Promise, a talented young singer with a terminal illness, is counting on fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging sorceress and art collector in search of immortality. When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes that she may hold the key to eternal life. Enter Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and fascinates her with his mysterious visions and drawings. Soon, all are plunged into a confrontation over the mystery and the cost of something even greater than eternal life . . . eternal love.

Promise of Shadows

Author:Justina Ireland

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1442453575

Total Pages:384

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“A healthy dose of action, a strong thread of humor and just a touch of romance” (VOYA, starred review). A teen who is half-god, half-human must own her power whether she likes it or not in this snappy, snarky novel with a serving of smoldering romance that Kirkus Reviews calls “a dark, slyly funny read.” Zephyr Mourning has never been very good at being a Harpy. She’d rather watch reality TV than learn forty-seven ways to kill a man, and she pretty much sucks at wielding magic. Zephyr was ready for a future pretending to be a normal human instead of a half-god assassin. But all that changed when her sister was murdered—and Zephyr used a forbidden dark power to save herself from the same fate. On the run from a punishment worse than death, an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend upends Zephyr’s world—and not only because her old friend has grown surprisingly, extremely hot. It seems that Zephyr might just be the Nyx, a dark goddess that is prophesied to shift the power balance: for hundreds of years the half-gods have lived in fear, and Zephyr is supposed to change that. But how is she supposed to save everyone else when she can barely take care of herself?

Promise to Return

Author:Elizabeth Byler Younts

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476735026

Total Pages:320

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When World War II breaks out, Miriam’s fiancé, Henry, is drafted and sent to a conscientious objector camp. But when Henry feels called to fight on the front lines, he goes against the Amish church to follow God’s will—forcing Miriam to choose between the rules of her religion and the leading of her heart. When World War II breaks out, Miriam Coblentz’s peaceful Amish world is turned upside down... It’s 1943, and Miriam Coblentz and Henry Mast are nearing their wed­ding day when the unthinkable happens—Henry is drafted. However, since he is a part of the pacifist Amish tradition, Henry is sent to a conscientious objector Civilian Public Service camp. When he leaves for the work camp, his gaping absence turns Miriam’s life upside down. Little does she know it’s only the beginning... When Henry returns home, he brings news that shakes Miriam and their Amish community to the core. Henry believes God has called him to enlist in the army and fight for his country, leaving her to make an impor­tant decision: whether to choose loyalty to the peaceful life she’s always known or her love for Henry. Two worlds collide in this unforgettable debut novel, providing a fasci­nating and rare look into Amish culture during World War II. While Henry is battling enemies across the ocean, Miriam struggles between her devotion to Henry and her love of the Amish way of life. One question is at the bottom of it all: will she follow the rules of her religion or the leading of her heart?

I Promise

Author:,

Publisher:arsenal pulp press

ISBN:1551527804

Total Pages:N.A

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Catherine Hernandez’s debut novel Scarborough was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award, the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, and the Trillium Prize, Ontario’s richest literary award. Her latest, I Promise, is a beautiful tribute to the resiliency of diverse families. Featuring tender-hearted illustrations by renowned artist Syrus Marcus Ware, I Promise captures with love and honesty the intimate moments of parenting in all their messy glory -- from dealing with a kid who doesn’t want to brush their teeth to looking under the bed for monsters to cuddling after a long day. This charming picture book showcases the many shapes, sizes, and colors that families come in, emphasizing that every queer family starts with the sacred promise to love a child.

The A to Z of Arts Management

Author:Ann Tonks

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1000032639

Total Pages:458

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The A to Z of Arts Management, Second Edition covers 97 topics about the management of arts and cultural organisations. Each section offers a theoretical and conceptual introduction to the topic, as well as storytelling and reflections about the meaning and application of such theories in the real world. Drawing on the author’s past as a manager running media and performing arts companies and her present as a consultant helping Boards and managers, this book covers a wide range of topics, from leadership, motivation and cultural policy to passion, coffee and laughter. This second edition includes even more coverage and stories about the challenges of arts management, and new topics such as harassment, philanthropy and venues. Written for arts managers, students and Board members anywhere in the world, The A to Z of Arts Management provides information about research and academic best practice in arts management alongside stories about the reality of working in the arts and cultural industries.

Pride and Promises

Author:Karen Lingefelt

Publisher:Siren-BookStrand

ISBN:1622415930

Total Pages:N.A

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[BookStrand Regency Romance, HEA] When Malcolm Hayward, Earl of Whitbourne, promised widow Elizabeth Townsend he'd do her any favor she asked, he hoped it would lead to an affair—and maybe marriage. Instead she wants him to pretend to court her beloved stepdaughter to make a reluctant beau jealous, while Elizabeth acts as chaperone. Soon he's caught in a dangerous balancing act between falsely flirting with a young debutante while plotting to seduce her wonderfully wicked stepmother. Years earlier, when Malcolm and Elizabeth shared a first kiss, he lit a fire that sputtered when she learned he was three years her junior. Despite her subsequent brief marriage of convenience, that flame has never died, and she sees her madcap scheme as a chance to get close to him again and rekindle the blaze. But when Elizabeth worries that Malcolm is playing his part too well, she risks scandal and her own heart to ensure she and her stepdaughter both get the men they love. ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

The Persistence of God's Endangered Promises

Author:Allan J. McNicol

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:0567677591

Total Pages:248

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Using a thorough, integrated biblical theology to make sense of the 'master story' of Scripture, Allan J. McNicol explores the nature and importance of the Bible's abiding narrative of the persistence of God's promises to his people, and their hope of final triumph. Special attention is given to the often contentious claim that these early followers of Jesus presumed that they stood in full continuity with Israel, the historic people of God, and were claiming that many of God's promises were coming to fulfilment among them. McNicol presents a closer analysis of the texts as he shows how the theme of the people of God fits into the wider literary productions of these major New Testament writers.

The Garden of Promises and Lies

Author:Paula Brackston

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1466884126

Total Pages:320

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The third installment of a bewitching series "brimming with charm and charisma" that will make "fans of Outlander rejoice!" (Woman's World Magazine). New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston's second novel in the Found Things series, Secrets of the Chocolate House, was called a "time-swapping romance [that] will please fans of Alice Hoffman" (Publishers Weekly). Now, Brackston returns to the Found Things series with a third book, The Garden of Promises and Lies. As the bustle of the winter holidays in the Little Shop of Found Things gives way to spring, Xanthe is left to reflect on the strange events of the past year. While she's tried to keep her time-traveling talents a secret from those close to her, she is forced to take responsibility for having inadvertently transported the dangerous Benedict Fairfax to her own time. Xanthe comes to see that she must use her skills as a Spinner if she and Flora are ever to be safe, and turns to the Spinners book for help. It is then that a beautiful antique wedding dress sings to her. Realizing the dress and her adversary are connected in some way, she answers the call. She finds herself in Bradford-on-Avon in 1815, as if she has stepped into a Jane Austen story. Now in Xanthe's time, Fairfax is threatening Xanthe into helping him with his evil doings, and demonstrates all too clearly how much damage he is capable of causing. With Fairfax growing ever more powerful, Xanthe enlists the help of her boyfriend Liam, taking him back in time with her. It is a decision that might just ensure she prevails over her foe, but only by putting her life—and his—on the line.