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  • Mary Ann Winkowski

    Lights flicker on and off for no good reason. You feel drained and inexplicably irritable. Your four-year-old is scared to enter her bedroom. Tell these things to Mary Ann Winkowski, and she'll tell you that you have a ghost. A happily married, devout Catholic, suburban mother and full-time paranormal investigator, Mary Ann Winkowski has been able to see earthbound spirits, spirits that are trapped on earth and haven't 'crossed over,' since she was a little girl. Mary Ann works with these spirits to help them make peace with what keeps them here - whether it be people they can't let go of or homes they love. In When Ghosts Speak, Mary Ann will tell the amazing story of...read more

  • Mary-Ann Tirone Smith

    In Girls of Tender Age, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith fully articulates with great humor and tenderness the wild jubilance of an extended French-Italian family struggling to survive in a post-World War II housing project in Hartford, Connecticut. Smith seamlessly combines a memoir whose intimacy matches that of Angela's Ashes with the tale of a community plagued by a malevolent predator that holds the emotional and cultural resonance of The Lovely Bones. Smith's Hartford neighborhood is small-town America, where everyone’s door is unlocked and the school, church, library, drugstore, 5 & 10, grocery, and tavern are all within walking distance. Her family is peopled with memorable...read more

  • Mary-Ann Kirkby

    In 1969, Ann-Marie’s parents did the unthinkable. They left a Hutterite colony in Canada with seven children, and little else, to start a new life. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and which knew little of their unique culture. The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers.  Winner of the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-fiction. “Your mother and father are running away,' said a voice piercing the warm air. I froze and turned toward home. To a Hutterite, nothing is more...read more

  • Mary Ann Brussat

    Drawing on more than thirty years of experience, Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat offer useful guidelines and activities-a spiritual prescription to help contemporary pilgrims begin their...read more

  • Anne Snyder

    If you want to learn how to teach the Bible to children, then get 'How to Teach The Bible To Children' written by a person who has real life experience teaching kids about the Bible. Do you have a passion to teach the Bible to children but just don't know how to get started? If so, then this guide is for you. This guide is designed to help you fulfill your passion to teach God's word to children by supplying you with practical tips about how to go about teaching the Bible to children. - The guide walks you through the steps of how to prepare yourself so you will be able to teach the Bible, but it doesn't stop there. - It teaches you step-by-step how to prepare a Bible lesson, all...read more

  • Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Someone had to take the bank notes to Pittsburgh and take a statement from John Gilmore confirming that they were indeed forged. It was McKnight's turn to go, but he was bagging off because he wanted to spend the weekend visiting Alison West in Richmond. And so his law partner, Lawrence Blakeley, is left with no choice but to make the trip himself. All goes well at first, but on the train home, Blakeley wakes to find that the notes, along with his clothes, are missing from his sleeping berth. It was an eventful night. In addition to the theft, there's been a murder in the berth across, and when the weapon is found under Blakeley's pillow, he becomes one of the prime...read more

  • Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Published in 1914, this novel tells the story of Harmony Wells, an innocent and beautiful American in Austria to study violin. Harmony has talent and she dreams of a career in music. After her friends run out of money and return to the States, Harmony stays on in hopes of earning enough money to continue her lessons. Along the way, she meets Peter Byrne, an American doctor in Vienna following his dream to study surgery. Peter is already watching over an orphan boy in a local hospital and now he takes it upon himself to protect young Harmony from the unsavory side of life in the big city. With life pressing in, Peter and Harmony each must decide how much to sacrifice for the sake of their...read more

  • Mary Roberts Rinehart

    It is the early days of The Great War. As the curtain rises, Sara Lee is sitting by the fire in her aunt and uncle’s home, knitting a baby afghan. Her beau’s name is Harvey. He has his eye on a little house that is just perfect for two and he will soon propose to Sara Lee. But in this play, the mise en scène is about to change. A fairyland transformation will take place and Sara Lee will step into a new and different story, where she is the princess in a forest of adventure. There is a prince, too, whose name is Henri. He is as strange as the forest itself. And then just as suddenly, the scene changes back and Sara Lee is once again sitting alone by the fire, knitting socks for the...read more

  • Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Published in 1914, this novel tells the story of Harmony Wells, an innocent and beautiful American in Austria to study violin. Harmony has talent and she dreams of a career in music. After her friends run out of money and return to the States, Harmony stays on in hopes of earning enough money to continue her lessons. Along the way, she meets Peter Byrne, an American doctor in Vienna following his dream to study surgery. Peter is already watching over an orphan boy in a local hospital and now he takes it upon himself to protect young Harmony from the unsavory side of life in the big city. With life pressing in, Peter and Harmony each must decide how much to sacrifice for the sake of their...read more

  • Florence Louisa Barclay

    Ronald West has a brilliant idea for his next novel, but to do it right, he wants to spend the next six months tramping around central Africa to experience the setting first hand. His wife Helen fully supports his trip, but for the first time in their marriage, she refuses to go along herself. Ronnie is disappointed at her reticence, but plows ahead, planning to be back in England by Christmas. But when Ronnie returns, something is seriously the matter which threatens to make his reunion with Helen, and their Christmas together, anything but merry. (Introduction by...read more

  • R. Austin Freeman

    Humphrey Challoner is a solitary old man who spent a lifetime collecting for his private museum, primarily mammals exhibiting osteological abnormalities but also 24 articulated human skeletons without any apparent defect. His friend, Dr. Wharton, is puzzled by the collection, but he humors Challoner's eccentricities and tends to him in his final illness. When Wharton inherits the collection on Challoner's death, the dark mystery that ties the collection together is finally revealed. (Summary by...read more

  • Alexander Pushkin

    Eugene Oneguine is a classic of Russian literature, and its eponymous protagonist has served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes (so-called superfluous men). It was published in serial form between 1825 and 1832. The first complete edition was published in 1833, and the currently accepted version is based on the 1837 publication. Almost the entire work is made up of 389 stanzas of iambic tetrameter with the unusual rhyme scheme ""AbAbCCddEffEgg"", where the uppercase letters represent feminine rhymes while the lowercase letters represent masculine rhymes. This form has come to be known as the ""Onegin stanza"" or the ""Pushkin sonnet."" The rhythm, innovative rhyme...read more

  • J. S. Fletcher

    Bank manager John Hornbury is missing, as are securities and jewels from the bank’s vault. Gabriel Chestermarke and his nephew Joseph have unaccountably refused to call in the police to investigate the theft from their bank. When Betty Fosdyke shows up to visit her Uncle John, she finds it past belief that he would simply disappear – let alone that he would commit larceny. Unable to simply sit by and wait while a detective from Scotland Yard investigates, Betty elicits the help of the chief clerk at Chestermarke’s bank and launches into the middle of the mystery.(Summary by...read more

  • J. S. Fletcher

    Marshall Allerdyke is driving through the night from London to Hull in response to an urgent telegram from his cousin. As he nears Hull, a beautiful woman stops his car to ask for directions to Scotland. Odd time to be traveling so far and in such a hurry, but Allerdyke's mind is elsewhere. When he finally arrives in Hull, he finds his cousin dead in his hotel room and a valuable consignment of jewels missing. Allerdyke's only clue rests with that woman hurrying off to Scotland.(Summary by...read more

  • Anna Durand

    Calli Douglas has avoided romance for five years, bound by a promise she never should've made to a man she doesn't love. Now, he refuses to let her go. When she leaves her backwoods hideaway to attend her cousin's wedding, Calli has no intention of meeting a man. But fate has other plans—in the form of one scorching-hot Scotsman. Aidan 'Don Juan' MacTaggart is the living embodiment of carnal pleasure and seductive prowess, but he longs for love and commitment. The moment he sets eyes on Calli, the stunning American captivates him. Though she's sworn off sex and romance, unraveling the mystery of why tantalizes Aidan almost as much as her sensual curves. As their passion for each...read more

  • Anna Durand

    A pragmatic human thrown into a world of magic... Lindsey Porter fled from her traumatic past, determined to lay low, but now someone has framed her for murder. The quest for answers leads her into a parallel realm where magic reigns, and with a hostile sheriff and a shapeshifting assassin on her trail, she must place her life in the hands of a seductive, supernatural man who tempts her like no one else. An immortal sylph enslaved by magic... Nevan is trapped by a desperate bargain struck a century earlier, yet the beautiful, spirited Lindsey has enticed him to abandon his magically enforced duty. As forbidden passion flares between them, they'll risk everything to uncover the...read more

  • Anna Durand

    A free-spirited American. An uptight hot Scot. When passion ignites, no rules can survive the heat. An office drudge by day, a free spirit by night... For Emery Granger, getting laid off from her job as a computer programmer liberated her from imprisonment in an office cubicle. The problem? She has no career and almost no money. Desperate to forget her quandary for one weekend, she takes off on a spontaneous trip to New Orleans — where the unconventional American collides with a sizzling-hot Scot. Uptight lawyer by day, steamy seducer by night… After surviving three disastrous failed marriages, Rory MacTaggart has no desire to get entangled in another relationship. But with...read more

  • Anna Durand

    Cold days. Steamy nights. It must be the holidays in the Highlands. When an American ex-Marine falls for a Scottish lass, the sparks are explosive. But Gavin Douglas botches his proposal, leaving Jamie MacTaggart hurt and angry. So she makes a different offer: sizzling sex with no strings and no intimacy. He'll do anything to get her back, even accept her crazy proposition, because he hasn't traveled halfway around the world to give up without a fight. Five years ago, Jamie gave up her family and her beloved homeland to satisfy a man, only to wind up humiliated and alone. She vowed never to repeat that mistake. When Gavin offers her a credit card instead of a ring, after eighteen...read more

  • Anna Durand

    One sizzling night. A lifetime of consequences. In college, Rae Everhart had her future mapped out — until one night of forbidden passion with her much-older professor cost her everything. Iain MacTaggart abandoned Rae, never knowing he'd given her a daughter. Thirteen years later, he storms back into her life. His easy smile tempts her, but his sensual seduction may be her undoing. Iain MacTaggart knows he can't win Rae with sweet words and apologies. To earn back her trust, he'll rely on the one thing he does best — pleasuring a woman. He abandoned Rae once, but he won't repeat that mistake. Still, hot sex and secrets don't mix. And his darkest mistakes may be coming back to...read more

  • Anna Durand

    A pragmatic human gifted with powerful magic... Lindsey Porter may be a mere mortal, but six weeks ago she proved she's a force to be reckoned with after destroying the mad king of the sylphs. Now she's stuck with magical powers she doesn't understand and isn't sure she wants. Worse, someone has begun kidnapping and murdering young women, all of whom bear an eerie resemblance to Lindsey. An enemy fueled by stolen magic... Someone with immense power has set his sights on destroying her immortal lover, Nevan. Lindsey will risk everything to unmask the perpetrator, yet discovering the truth will test Nevan and Lindsey's powerful, passionate bond like never before. As dire events converge...read more