As a Korean student in a Japanese high school, Sugihara has had to defend himself against all kinds of bullies. But nothing could have prepared him for the heartache he feels when he falls hopelessly in love with a Japanese girl named Sakurai.
Immersed in their shared love for classical music and foreign movies, the two gradually grow closer and closer. One night, after being hit by personal tragedy, Sugihara reveals to Sakurai that he is not Japanese–as his name might indicate.
McCall Richter works as a skip tracer, tracking down criminals, con men, and people who stop making payments on their fancy new spaceships.
Her job description says nothing about locating vast quantities of stolen maple syrup, but thanks to her helpful new android employee, she finds herself tramping through a “sugar house” on a frosty moon full of suspicious characters. The only witness to the crime? The junkyard dog next door.
When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight. And much to the horror of Alice Grenville–the indomitable family matriarch–he marries her.
Ann wants desperately to be accepted by high society and become the well-bred woman of her fantasies. But a gunshot one rainy night propels Ann into a notorious spotlight–as the two Mrs. Grenvilles enter into a conspiracy of silence that will bind them together for as long as they live…
“[A] riveting novel with a vivid sense of place… Anyone who enjoys a well-written, fast-paced, noirish thriller with a great aha! moment shouldn’t miss The Forgotten Man.” -The Boston Globe
In an alleyway in Los Angeles, an old man, clutching faded newspaper clippings and gasping his last words to a cop, lies dying of a gunshot wound. The victim claims to be P.I. Elvis Cole’s long-lost father–a stranger who has always haunted his son. As a teenager, Cole searched desperately for his father. As a man, he faces the frightening possibility that this murder victim was himself a killer…
The moment billionaire Beckett Van de Kamp meets his daughter, Becka, love blows him over with the force of a hurricane. But is he willing to let a child into his orderly–and solitary–life? Especially when it comes to Becka’s primary caregiver, her aunt Madi. Stubborn and fiercely loyal, she isn’t like any woman he’s ever met.
Soon, both Becka and Madi are breaking down the firm barriers Beckett had in his life–and around his heart. Can they have a future despite the issues from his past? Will the one secret he kept be too much for Madi to forgive?
The Unbelievably Funny and Smart Story of How Randomness Improves Your Brain
Our brains adapt so readily to training regimens, that such routines lose their benefits over time. This book explores ways to get past these obstacles by setting aside order and routine and seeking what many tend to think of as anathema to normal living – chaos.
This chaos which is achieved by mixing up the brain in a figurative blender, can improve its neuron connections and by doing so, help develop greater creativity and open up new ways to enhance life and living.
Lucy tracks down killers to deliver vigilante justice. But a missing child will pull her into a case that’s darker and more complicated than anything she’s ever faced.
Lucy quickly discovers the link to a predator she’s faced before–a man the state of Pennsylvania decided to turn loose on the streets. Determined to find the little girl and put a criminal behind bars for good, Lucy forces her way onto the case.
Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French descent who had left her husband for another man.
As an illegitimate child, Hamilton could not be educated in the local church school, so businessmen, impressed by his remarkable intelligence, sent him to America for his schooling. The American Revolution would interrupt his vacation but accelerate his promotion to the national stage…
A dreamer, a romantic, and a magnificent horseman, Arthur sets off to fight Philip II of Spain. Meanwhile, the lifelong love affair of Elizabeth and Leicester has only been strengthened by the presumed loss of their child.
The two narratives collide when Arthur learns who his true parents are. Religion, sex, and the sixteenth century’s most fascinating personalities are woven into a rich tapestry of betrayal, the quest for power, and love.
Accompanying the Dying describes the human skill and art of companioning someone through dying. There is a wide gap in this knowing (of how to accompany the dying), which is why this book is timely and needed at this juncture of the “death positive” movement.
The book is overflowing with wisdom that only someone with years of experience can impart, offers historical context and present-day initiatives and describes how end-of-life doulas and health-care advocates can change the face of dying wherever they choose to serve.
Tori, a young widow, doesn’t plan on marrying again. But when Zee Terrence digs her son out of a snow bank, she can’t deny her insane attraction to him. Could this be her second chance at love?
Zee Terrence, an executive film producer visiting Park City for a film festival, has always wanted to marry and have kids, but that wasn’t in his ex-girlfriend’s plans. He’s never gotten over her, not until he meets Tori, a widow who wants nothing to do with him. Can he convince her to love again? Or will he miss his second chance at love?
** AMAZON Top 100 Best Selling Author ** You never mess with a young girl around James Brownstone. It doesn’t matter what crime syndicate you belong to, that just doesn’t sit well with him.
The world has changed since the news of Oriceran came out twenty years before. Now, countries all over the world have agreed to using a bounty system for dangerous criminals using advanced magic or advanced technology. People too powerful for the cops to deal with. Magical criminals, thugs and bounty hunters, in the future we revert to what worked in the past.
Thirty-four year old, Mimi Finnegan, is the third of four daughters and in her eyes, by far, the most unremarkable. She has no singular accomplishment that can stand up to any of her sisters. And if that isn’t enough, she is the only single sibling in her family.
Mimi’s sisters decide that it’s time she gets serious about husband hunting, so they begin a campaign to find Mr. Right. Considering her most recent dating encounters include a night club owner who stuffs bratwurst in his pants and a WASPy trust fund baby, living happily under his mother’s thumb, Mimi is more than ready to meet THE ONE…
For Chadwick Harlow, a peaceful, easy-going Englishman, after-dinner drinks with his business partner–a ruthless, hard-edged hunter–is a weekly affair.
But when casual conversation takes a mysterious and menacing turn into the supernatural, his wits are put to the test in a deadly challenge. Clinging to life but praying for death, Chadwick must summon the will to survive, before all is lost in a terrifying descent into madness.
While this is a compelling story about the emotional complexity of the chimpanzees she rescued and befriended, it is also Dr. Speede’s story. Major events in her personal life, including love affairs, dangerous run-ins with criminals, and the birth of her daughter, unfold as the development of her primate rescue center runs parallel to her own development.
Ultimately, Kindred Beings is a story of profound resilience, of both the apes and the woman who loved them.
When her estranged husband is murdered, Stacie Maroni Noth is quickly identified as the main suspect. With divorce papers not yet signed, she may get a substantial inheritance – a clear motive in the eyes of both Noth’s family and the police. His family and law firm strive to keep up the pretense that all is above reproach and idyllic.
In her quest to prove her innocence, however, Stacie discovers she’s not the only one with a motive for murder. Could it be a colleague at the prestigious law firm where he worked? Or is it tied to the victim’s stance on domestic violence?
Cowboy Tyler Hall never thought he’d be a contestant on a reality dating TV show, but after his latest breakup, he decides to audition. At best, he finds the woman of his dreams. At worst, he spends some time away from his ranch and meets some new people. But what he hadn’t bargained on was falling for the one woman he can’t have.
Laney Swann has been trying to re-invent herself for years. But now, as a fabulous makeup artist, she can use her talents on the hot new reality show in town. What she doesn’t expect from her new job is to get hit by a thunderbolt of desire when she sees Tyler for the first time…
Determined to uncover the secrets of a mysterious artifact, fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his teacher, Cornelius, journey to the birthplace of alchemy to seek the advice of a wise, ancient alchemist named Quintus.
With the help of a witty archer, Audrey Clife, they trek across dangerous lands, compete in a cutthroat tournament, and reunite with old friends. They soon find out the artifact is more powerful than anticipated, and they aren’t the only ones seeking to discover its secrets….