The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Delacorte Press

ISBN:0525708022

Total Pages:336

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You'll never feel the same about family again. Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised . . . and curious. Their parents are all clear on one point--not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother's good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it's immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious--and dark--their family's past is. The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn't over--and this summer, the cousins will learn everything. Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!

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When the Cousins Came

Author:Katie Yamasaki

Publisher:Holiday House

ISBN:0823439305

Total Pages:32

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year! A multicultural family story that celebrates kindness and differences Lila is excited for her cousins Takeo and Rosie to visit. They're going to ride bikes, paint, and camp together! But when the cousins arrive, everything's wrong: Rosie and Takeo are better painters than Lila, have skateboards instead of bikes, and don't want to camp outside. Lila is terribly disappointed until the cousins make her a surprise: a big banner for their "best cousin" Lila! Inspired by the author's own large, diverse family, When the Cousins Came is a sensitive story about insecurity, hosting, and friendship. Katie Yamasaki's tale, paired with bright mixed-media art, reminds children that negative thoughts and anxiety over exclusion don't always translate to reality, and that even when plans go wrong you can still have a good time together.

The Women of the Cousins' War

Author:Philippa Gregory,David Baldwin,Michael Jones

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1451629567

Total Pages:352

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty. In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology, and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established authority on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love. And Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor. Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins’ War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period.

The Cousins

Author:Amethyst E. Manual

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:150357184X

Total Pages:238

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In this supernatural tale of 'The Cousins', One of the young guards, his two nephews are in the air force and end up being captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Cousin Eve and her angels come to the rescue to save the soldiers who were captured, but in a very supernatural way, which then leads the agents of hell in human bodies to give credit for the rescue to Aliens. This diabolical manipulation angers Cousin Eve and she is determined to give credit to the real hero's, the guardian angels.. who during a concert by 'The Cousins' for the soldiers on base. Introduce the soldiers who rescued the soldiers held captive. As they come out beside Cousin Eve, she begins to sing and they begin to march, on a moving floor, to her song. The Cousins, Thompson brothers and bodyguards are quite excited seeing their own guardian angels dressed as soldiers. They are over joyed to the point of tears. When suddenly the Base commander seeing the soldiers who rescued the boys, he becomes angry that these soldiers didn't get his permission to go on a rescue mission and demands to see each and every one of those soldiers after the concert. The Thompson's, 'The Cousins and the bodyguards all know who those soldiers are and they all look at the base commander, and become worried what will happen after the concert. Wait until you read what happens after this concert.

The Cousins

Author:Rona Jaffe

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698150929

Total Pages:312

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From the “master storyteller”* of The Best of Everything comes a wise and wonderful novel of family loyalties (and disloyalties). Olivia is a twice-divorced New Yorker from a large extended family who grew up together on a magnificent summer estate, Mandelay. Although the cousins have scattered across the country, following sharply divergent paths, memories of their shared childhood continue to resonate, shaping their lives and decisions. When they’re together, they long for a vanished past, but alone Olivia must face a family legacy of lies, infidelity and tragedy. The Cousins is a sweeping saga that richly portrays the secrets we keep from family and from ourselves, from an author who voiced the experience of a generation. PRAISE FOR RONA JAFFE “Reading Rona Jaffe is like being presented with a Cartier watch: you know exactly what you’re getting and it’s exactly what you want.”—*Cosmopolitan “Vivid and trenchant… Wry and very readable… A minor genius.”—New York Times Book Review “Jaffe has not lost her wit, her keen eye for human frailties and her ear for the small but telling remark.”—Publishers Weekly

The Cousins Six

Author:James Saine

Publisher:WestBow Press

ISBN:1664233652

Total Pages:130

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Six cousins from Kansas, Texas, and North Carolina spend part of their summer together with their grandparents in Aiken, South Carolina, and share some unexpected high adventure—from solving some mysterious local ghost legends to helping bring some bumbling criminals to justice. On the journey, they learn a lot about the local area, a charming Southern town packed with history; make new friends; meet some unforgettable characters; learn valuable life lessons; and build their Christian faith. Oh, and they have a lot of fun along the way! Many of their discoveries occur in Aiken’s Hitchcock Woods, the largest privately owned urban forest in the United States. It’s in the Woods, with its over 2100 acres of forestland and greater than seventy miles of sandy equestrian trails, that one day, they overhear a trio of thieves, who are hiding out from the authorities and planning their next crime. They realize the thieves are targeting an elderly lady who has become a friend of theirs, and when the local police don’t believe their story, they hatch their own plan to catch the “Banditos.” The cousins, who really don’t believe in ghosts—at least at first—learn of more than one ghost story stemming from The Battle of Aiken during the Civil War and Aiken’s “Winter Colony” days in the 19th century. What will they find out about these bumps and thumps in the night? Hang on to the edge of your seat!

Meet the Cousins

Author:Gloreen Hephizibah Burke

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:1546237844

Total Pages:54

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He who finds love find a good thing but true friend is better than money in your pocket. Thats what these five Cousins have between them. Not only are they related but they shared a love and a friendship so true it makes them inseparable and unique. As children they made a pack between them not to ever be apart. As they get older they were separated and went to different countries but even then they were united in heart, mind and spirit and when they were once again united they take their friendship and their lifes goal ambition and passion propelled them forward in a world of opportunity. When war broke out in Chemsie between the most feared rebels of Am See these five Cousins spring into action and used their skills in the careers they most loved and enjoy leaving the comfort of their country and venture out into the unknown a war torn country and fight for the safety of the less privileged and the poor giving hope to a community as well as to humanity.

The Cousins and the Cave of Fire

Author:Eileen Parrigin Young

Publisher:PublishAmerica

ISBN:9781448948581

Total Pages:204

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The Cousins and the Cave of Fire is about a group of cousins who discover a cave which quickly becomes their "special place." They become embroiled in efforts to keep this a secret, going so far as to lie by omission to their parents. When the time warp inside the cave reveals itself to them, they double their efforts to safeguard its knowledge. For even though they have some moments of guilt, they can't resist being able to watch the comings and goings of a young Indian and his family that they see through the time warp. The cousins enjoy watching this clan of Indians living in what they soon decide is this very same cave, only as it might have looked in a much earlier time frame. Eventually there is a confrontation between the elements of these two sets of different people, just as in time the cousins inevitable become found out by their parents. There is a lot of history in The Cousins and the Cave of Fire, and wherever possible to the plot of the story, a great deal of Christian Faith.

The Cousins' Courtship -

Author:John R. Wise

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1473344352

Total Pages:274

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This is volume II of John R. Wise's 1859 novel "The Cousins' Courtship". His first novel, this charming, classic tale of traditional English life will appeal to all true lovers of the English language, and it would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. John Richard de Capel Wise (1883 - 1890) was an English writer, journalist, and editor. Other notable works by this author include: "The First of May: A Fairy Masque" (1881), "The New Forest: its History and its Scenery" (1862), and "Shakespeare: his Birthplace and its Neighbourhood" (1861). Contents include: "Ride on an Engine", "Skating and Dancing", "The Quarrel and Reconciliation", "The Meet at Medley Gorge", "The Search", "College Life", "The Queen of the May", "Plough of St. Mark's", "The Great Boat-race", "Commemoration at Oxford", "Mrs. Neville's Schools", "A Narrow Escape", "The Valley of the Shadow of Death", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Cousins of the Aristocracy: Boxed Set

Author:Linda Rae Sande

Publisher:Twisted Teacup Publishing

ISBN:1946271349

Total Pages:1100

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Two sensual tales of mismatchmaking, marriage, and mayhem! When it comes to matchmaking, will the third time be the charm? In 1802 London, Emma Fitzsimmons is determined to fend for herself in life as well as love in THE PROMISE OF A GENTLEMAN. Her banker has other plans for her future, though — marriage — as does her best friend, Christiana. Given the options, should Emma consider Todd, the tall broker who desperately wants a wife? Or the rake, Gregory, who isn't quite what he seems but seems to know what he wants? What of her best friend's brother, Thomas, who has hired her as an auditor for his import business but may have a different position in mind for her? With six characters looking for love — whether they know it or not — Emma's not the only target of matchmakers in this epic sensual tale of mismatchmaking at its finest. Their story continues later in 1802, when London throbs with great expectations and unlimited potential. Newlyweds embark on a wedding trip. An import business grows faster than its owner can manage. A friend accepts a new position when he learns his wife is expecting a child. And a man who has spent his life in service to others faces a new responsibility he'd determined to manage—the promise of an heir. As these four couples—made up of friends and family—face their futures, they'll discover romance and marriage are not always compatible when life interferes. But the adventures that await them make life worth living in THE PRIDE OF A GENTLEMAN.

Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War 3-Book Boxed Set

Author:Philippa Gregory

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1451682956

Total Pages:1360

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The Red Queen In a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory has brought to life the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history. In The Red Queen, Gregory illuminates the fascinating woman who founded England’s most powerful ruling line, the Tudors: Margaret Beaufort. The White Queen Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series. The Lady of the Rivers The Lady of the Rivers is #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.

You'll Be the Death of Me

Author:Karen M. McManus

Publisher:Delacorte Press

ISBN:0593175875

Total Pages:336

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From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly—and fatally—wrong. Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out from working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up . . . again. So when the three unexpectedly run into each other, they decide to avoid their problems by ditching. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say. . . . . . until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school—and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse. It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common...like a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something. Could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all? Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!

Dark Witch

Author:Nora Roberts

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101626364

Total Pages:368

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love… Book One of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Dark Witch With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits. Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives. When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package. Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive… Don’t miss the other books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Shadow Spell Blood Magick

Eight Cousins

Author:Louisa May Alcott

Publisher:Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN:3849659127

Total Pages:336

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The story tells how Rose, who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden great aunts, one of the most winning heroines in juvenile fiction, and her seven boy cousins, get into scrapes, mischief and all kinds of fun. Like many of Alcott's books for young people, this story sometimes takes a high moral tone, too.

Cousins

Author:Virginia Hamilton

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1453213821

Total Pages:128

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Cammy’s only trouble in life is a cousin named Patty Ann who overshadows her in every way—until suddenly, Patty Ann is no longer around Cammy has a happy life and a great family, except for one little problem: a cousin who thinks she’s better than everyone else. It’s true that Patty Ann is beautiful, talented, and bright, but to Cammy she’s also vain, conceited, and mean-spirited. Sometimes Cammy wishes that Patty Ann would disappear, just vanish in a puff of smoke. But when the unthinkable happens and Patty Ann is lost forever, Cammy struggles to atone for her bad feelings toward someone so close.

Shadow Spell

Author:Nora Roberts

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698140273

Total Pages:352

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the second novel in a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love… Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Shadow Spell With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle. Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves… Don’t miss the other books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Dark Witch Blood Magick

Hissing Cousins

Author:Marc Peyser,Timothy Dwyer

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:038553602X

Total Pages:352

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A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the twentieth century. When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice," arguably the century's first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. Born eight months and twenty blocks apart from each other in New York City, Eleanor and Alice spent a large part of their childhoods together and were far more alike than most historians acknowledge. But their politics and temperaments couldn't have been more distinct. Do-gooder Eleanor was committed to social justice but hated the limelight; acid-tongued Alice, who became the wife of philandering Republican congressman Nicholas Longworth, was an opponent of big government who gained notoriety for her cutting remarks (she famously quipped that dour President Coolidge “looked like he was weaned on a pickle”). While Eleanor revolutionized the role of First Lady with her outspoken passion for human rights, Alice made the most of her insider connections to influence politics, including doing as much to defeat the League of Nations as anyone in elective office. The cousins themselves liked to play up their oil-and-water relationship. “When I think of Frank and Eleanor in the White House I could grind my teeth to powder and blow them out my nose,” Alice once said. In the 1930s they even wrote opposing syndicated newspaper columns and embarked on competing nationwide speaking tours. Blood may be thicker than water, but when the family business is politics, winning trumps everything. Vivid, intimate, and stylishly written, Hissing Cousins finally sets this relationship center stage, revealing the contentious bond between two political trailblazers who short-circuited the rules of gender and power, each in her own way.

Cousins

Author:Athol Fugard

Publisher:Theatre Communications Group

ISBN:1559367342

Total Pages:144

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A remarkable memoir of the author's coming of age as a writer.

The White Queen

Author:Philippa Gregory

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1416563911

Total Pages:416

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The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the course of history forever. Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition. Her mother is Jacquetta, also known as the mystical lady of the rivers, and she is even more determined to bring power and wealth to the family line. While riding in the woods one day, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly crowned King Edward IV and, despite her common upbringing, marries him in secret. When she is raised up to be his queen, the English court is outraged, but Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her family’s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her mother’s powers, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.

The Lost Cousins

Author:B. B. Cronin

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0451479106

Total Pages:40

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From the wildly original creator of The Lost House comes an around-the-world seek-and-find adventure! Grandad and his grandchildren are looking at an old photo album when Grandad realizes the children have never met their cousins who are scattered across the globe. It's time to head off on an adventure to go visit them--but finding the long-lost cousins is harder than it sounds! From icy landscapes to bustling cities to vivid jungles, it seems Grandad's got relatives everywhere, and these dazzling spreads are full of both cousins and objects for readers to find. With a dizzying array of dazzling spreads, this is the most global and adventurous LOST book yet and will keep kids (and their adults) entertained for hours on end!