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Book The Guardian of Secrets

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  • Author : Jana Petken
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2013-09
  • ISBN : 9781481775748
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Guardian of Secrets written by Jana Petken and published by . This book was released on 2013-09 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A historical family saga spanning four generations, from 1912, Kent, England, to Spain and its 1936 39 civil war. Celia and Ernesto's two sons march under opposing banners, whilst their daughters take different paths, one to the Catholic Church and the other to the battlefields, and in the shadow of war, an evil ghost from the past watches and waits for an opportunity to destroy the entire family. In exile, Celia and Ernesto can only wait and pray for their children and their safe return home..

Book The Guardian of Secrets

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jana Petken
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2014-11-08
  • ISBN : 9781503155978
  • Pages : 680 pages

Download or read book The Guardian of Secrets written by Jana Petken and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2014-11-08 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a must-read for historical fiction fans A historical family saga spanning four generations, from 1912, Kent, England, to Spain and its 1936-39 civil war. Celia and Ernesto's two sons march under opposing banners, whilst their daughters take different paths, one to the Catholic Church and the other to the battlefields, and in the shadow of war, an evil ghost from the past watches and waits for an opportunity to destroy the entire family. In exile, Celia and Ernesto can only wait and pray for their children and their safe return home.. Also by Jana Petken The Guardian of Secrets The Mercy Carver Series: Dark Shadows - Book 1 Blood Moon - Book 2 - coming December 2014 Review "Debut novelist Jana Petken delivers a powerful family epic that chronicles the travails of a British woman and her family during the Spanish Civil War.Recently wedded, Celia Merrill Dobbs' initial expectations of marital bliss quickly dissolve in 1912, when her husband Joseph reveals he has married her only to inherit her wealthy father's prosperous farm in the English countryside. After Celia discovers that Joseph is her father's killer, she and their newborn son Peter escape to Spain. In Spain, she lives with the Martinéz family, aristocratic landholders in Valencia. Celia becomes enamored with widower Ernesto Martinéz. They soon marry and raise their four children amid rising political tensions gripping the country. Petken masterfully moves the gripping action along by creating credible characters and suspenseful plot twists. Writing in a straightforward manner and infusing scenes with details that inform but don't overwhelm, she portrays each of the characters' efforts to survive while coming to terms both with the horrors of wartime and personal bouts with excessive pride and passion. Though the action is grounded in a particular time and place, the novel's concerns are universal, as typified when Celia's daughter ruminates on whether Spain would eventually "look back and feel proud of a war that had killed hundreds of thousands...or would it feel as she did now, betrayed by men with selfish political ambitions and lust for power." Despite its length, the captivating story succeeds brilliantly and becomes an unforgettable page-turner. This is a must-read for historical fiction fans." Kirkus Review

Book The Secret Pact

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  • Author : Mildred Augustine Wirt
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2021-04-02
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 164 pages

Download or read book The Secret Pact written by Mildred Augustine Wirt and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2021-04-02 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Book Excerpt: ways Penny had felt an intimate connection with the river, for her home overlooked the Big Bear. Not many miles away flowed the Kobalt, so closely associated with Mud-Cat Joe and the Vanishing Houseboat. It was the Kobalt which very nearly had claimed Jerry's life, yet had brought the Star one of its greatest news stories.Ever since she was a little girl, Penny had loved newspaper work. Her entire life seemed bound up with printer's ink and all that it connoted. She had learned to write well and Mrs. Weems, who had served as the Parker housekeeper for many years, predicted that one day the girl would become a celebrated journalist.The taxi came to a sudden halt and with a start Penny emerged from her reverie. Jerry leaned forward to ask the driver why they had stopped."I can't see the road very well," the man replied. "And there's a bridge ahead."As the car crept forward again, Penny peered from the window. Through the swirling gray mist the indistinct lights which marRead More

Book The Pope and Mussolini

Download or read book The Pope and Mussolini written by David I. Kertzer and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page 587 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The compelling story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Benito Mussolini. A ground-breaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives by US National Book Award-finalist David Kertzer, it will forever change our understanding of the Vatican's role in the rise of Fascism in Europe.

Book The Devils  Alliance

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  • Author : Roger Moorhouse
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2014-10-14
  • ISBN : 0465054927
  • Pages : 440 pages

Download or read book The Devils Alliance written by Roger Moorhouse and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 2014-10-14 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: antly, the pact laid the groundwork for Soviet control of Eastern Europe, a power grab that would define the post-war order. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, and official records from newly opened Soviet archives, The Devils' Alliance is the authoritative work on one of the seminal episodes of World War II. In his characteristically rich and detailed prose, Moorhouse paints a vivid picture of the pact's origins and its enduring influence as a crucial turning point, in both the war and in modern history.

Book Deadly Little Scandals

Download or read book Deadly Little Scandals written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2019-11-04 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No one is quite who they seem to be in the twisty, soapy, gasp-inducing world of the Debutantes by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, #1 bestselling author of The Inheritance Games. Think of the White Gloves like the Junior League— by way of Skull and Bones. Reluctant debutante Sawyer Taft joined Southern high society for one reason and one reason alone: to identify and locate her biological father. But the answers Sawyer found during her debutante year only left her with more questions and one potentially life-ruining secret. When her cousin Lily ropes her into pledging a mysterious, elite, and all-female secret society called the White Gloves, Sawyer soon discovers that someone in the group's ranks may have the answers she's looking for. Things are looking up . . . until Sawyer and the White Gloves make a disturbing discovery near the family's summer home—and uncover a twisted secret, decades in the making. ** Check out Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s bestselling The Naturals and Inheritance Games series!!

Book Lady of the Eternal City

Download or read book Lady of the Eternal City written by Kate Quinn and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-03-03 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Diamond Eye comes a historical saga about obsession, betrayal, and destiny. Sabina may be Empress of Rome, but she still stands poised on a knife’s edge. She must keep the peace between two deadly enemies: her husband Hadrian, Rome’s brilliant and sinister Emperor; and battered warrior Vix, her first love. But Sabina is guardian of a deadly secret: Vix’s beautiful son Antinous has become the Emperor’s latest obsession. Empress and Emperor, father and son will spin in a deadly dance of passion, betrayal, conspiracy, and war. As tragedy sends Hadrian spiraling into madness, Vix and Sabina form a last desperate pact to save the Empire. But ultimately, the fate of Rome lies with an untried girl, a spirited redhead who may just be the next Lady of the Eternal City....

Book The Pepsi Cola Addict

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  • Author : June-Alison Gibbons
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2023-05-30
  • ISBN : 1913689727
  • Pages : 146 pages

Download or read book The Pepsi Cola Addict written by June-Alison Gibbons and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2023-05-30 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The legendary lost novel in which fourteen-year-old Preston Wildey-King must choose between his all-consuming passion for Pepsi Cola and his love for schoolmate Peggy. "He walked into the turbulent super market. There were people everywhere. His eyes swept over the shelves and stabilised on a large stack of Pepsi-colas. He could almost experience the cool fizzy liquid descending his parched throat." Written by June-Alison Gibbons when she was only 16, The Pepsi Cola Addict is considered one of the great works of twentieth-century outsider literature. More than just a literary curiosity, however, this tale of a teenager whose passion for a well-known cola drink threatens to ruin his life is the uniquely vivid expression of a young woman trying to make sense of the confusing, often brutal world she in which found herself. Published in 1982 by a vanity press who took £800 from its young author and gave her only a single book in return, it's thought that fewer than ten original copies still exist in the world. Shortly after its publication, June-Alison and her sister Jennifer would become infamous as "The Silent Twins" and find themselves cruelly incarcerated for over a decade in Broadmoor Hospital. This author-approved edition makes June-Alison Gibbon's remarkable vision widely available for the first time.

Book Lies Like Wildfire

Download or read book Lies Like Wildfire written by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez and published by Ember. This book was released on 2022-06-07 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An intense high-stakes story about five friends and the deadly secret that could send their lives up in flames, perfect for fans of Karen McManus and E. Lockhart. “Five fiery stars for this bingeable, edge-of-your-seat, twisty thriller.”—NATASHA PRESTON, New York Times bestselling author of The Lake In Gap Mountain, California, everyone knows about fire season. And no one is more vigilant than 18-year-old Hannah Warner, the sheriff's daughter and aspiring FBI agent. That is until this summer. When Hannah and her best friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire, their instinct is to lie to the police and the fire investigators. But as the blaze roars through their rural town and towards Yosemite National Park, Hannah's friends begin to crack and she finds herself going to extreme lengths to protect their secret. Because sometimes good people do bad things. And if there’s one thing people hate, it’s liars.

Book Baxter s Explore the Book

Download or read book Baxter s Explore the Book written by J. Sidlow Baxter and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2010-09-21 with total page 1846 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore the Book is not a commentary with verse-by-verse annotations. Neither is it just a series of analyses and outlines. Rather, it is a complete Bible survey course. No one can finish this series of studies and remain unchanged. The reader will receive lifelong benefit and be enriched by these practical and understandable studies. Exposition, commentary, and practical application of the meaning and message of the Bible will be found throughout this giant volume. Bible students without any background in Bible study will find this book of immense help as will those who have spent much time studying the Scriptures, including pastors and teachers. Explore the Book is the result and culmination of a lifetime of dedicated Bible study and exposition on the part of Dr. Baxter. It shows throughout a deep awareness and appreciation of the grand themes of the gospel, as found from the opening book of the Bible through Revelation.

Book Untraceable

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  • Author : Sergei Lebedev
  • Publisher : New Vessel Press
  • Release : 2021-02-02
  • ISBN : 1939931916
  • Pages : 169 pages

Download or read book Untraceable written by Sergei Lebedev and published by New Vessel Press. This book was released on 2021-02-02 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A thriller dipped in poison ... shares some of le Carré’s fascination with secret worlds and the nature of evil." —The New York Times The terrifying, lengthening list of Russia’s use of lethal poisons against its critics has inspired acclaimed author Sergei Lebedev’s latest novel. With uncanny timing, he examines how and why Russia and the Soviet Union have developed horrendous neurotoxins. At its center is a ruthless chemist named Professor Kalitin, obsessed with developing an absolutely deadly, undetectable and untraceable poison for which there is no antidote. But Kalitin becomes consumed by guilt over countless deaths from his Faustian pact to create the ultimate venom. When the Soviet Union collapses, the chemist defects and is given a new identity in Western Europe. After another Russian is murdered with Kalitin's poison, his cover is blown and he's drawn into an investigation of the death by Western agents. Two special forces killers are sent to silence him―using his own undetectable poison. In this fast-paced, genre-bending tale, Lebedev weaves suspenseful pages of stunningly beautiful prose exploring the historical trajectories of evil. From Nazi labs, Stalinist plots and the Chechen Wars, to present-day Russia, Lebedev probes the ethical responsibilities of scientists supplying modern tyrants and autocrats with ever newer instruments of retribution, destruction and control.

Book The Pact

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  • Author : Sharon Bolton
  • Publisher : Trapeze
  • Release : 2021-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781409198321
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read book The Pact written by Sharon Bolton and published by Trapeze. This book was released on 2021-10-14 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Current Opinion

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  • Author : Edward Jewitt Wheeler
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1919
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 426 pages

Download or read book Current Opinion written by Edward Jewitt Wheeler and published by . This book was released on 1919 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Mistress of Rome

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  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2010-04-06
  • ISBN : 1101186631
  • Pages : 482 pages

Download or read book Mistress of Rome written by Kate Quinn and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-04-06 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first in an unforgettable historical saga from the New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Diamond Eye. “So gripping, your hands are glued to the book, and so vivid it burns itself into your mind’s eye and stays with you long after you turn the final page.”—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author First-century Rome: One young woman will hold the fate of an empire in her hands. Thea, a captive from Judaea, is a clever and determined survivor hiding behind a slave’s docile mask. Purchased as a toy for the spoiled heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea evades her mistress’s spite and hones a secret passion for music. But when Thea wins the love of Rome’s newest and most savage gladiator and dares to dream of a better life, the jealous Lepida tears the lovers apart and casts Thea out. Rome offers many ways for the resourceful to survive, and Thea remakes herself as a singer for the Eternal ’City’s glittering aristocrats. As she struggles for success and independence, her nightingale voice attracts a dangerous new admirer: the Emperor himself. But the passions of an all-powerful man come with a heavy price, and Thea finds herself fighting for both her soul and her destiny. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of Rome’s most powerful man lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor’s mistress.

Book Eric Hobsbawm

Download or read book Eric Hobsbawm written by Richard J. Evans and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-03-29 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eric Hobsbawm's works have had a nearly incalculable effect across generations of readers and students, influencing more than the practice of history but also the perception of it. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of second-generation British parents, Hobsbawm was orphaned at age fourteen in 1931. Living with an uncle in Berlin, he experienced the full force of world economic depression, and in the charged reaction to it in Germany was forced to choose between Nazism and Communism, which was no choice at all. Hobsbawm's lifelong allegiance to Communism inspired his pioneering work in social history, particularly the trilogy for which he is most famous--The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, and The Age of Empire--covering what he termed "the long nineteenth century" in Europe. Selling in the millions of copies, these held sway among generations of readers, some of whom went on to have prominent careers in politics and business. In this comprehensive biography of Hobsbawm, acclaimed historian Richard Evans (author of The Third Reich Trilogy, among other works) offers both a living portrait and vital insight into one of the most influential intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Using exclusive and unrestricted access to the unpublished material, Evans places Hobsbawm's writings within their historical and political context. Hobsbawm's Marxism made him a controversial figure but also, uniquely and universally, someone who commanded respect even among those who did not share-or who even outright rejected-his political beliefs. Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History gives us one of the 20th century's most colorful and intellectually compelling figures. It is an intellectual life of the century itself.

Book The Reader

Download or read book The Reader written by Traci Chee and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An instant New York Times Bestseller, this is a stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of. Perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone Finalist for the Kirkus Prize and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award! Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible. "I was spellbound from the first page. An utterly transportive tale of swashbucklers and sharpshooters, masterfully written."—Renée Ahdieh, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn "Traci Chee's The Reader Could Be The Next Big YA Fantasy Series"—Bustle.com

Book The Dragon s Apprentice

Download or read book The Dragon s Apprentice written by Dugald Steer and published by Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vicious attack; a mysterious kidnapping; an ancient society shrouded in mystery… In the third title in the Dragonology Chronicles, young dragonologists Daniel and Beatrice must save their dragon chick, Torcher, from the clutches of the sinister organisation Dragonsbane. With help from the Guardian's Apprentice, they must find the spy in the Secret and Ancient Society of Dragonologists, rescue Torcher and defeat Dragonsbane once and for all.