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Download Lover, Stranger (A Memory Away ..., Book 2) (Harlequin by Amanda Stevens PDF

By Amanda Stevens

A Lover's Hands…Grace Donovan had sworn off males endlessly, yet she needed to get with regards to the single guy who may establish her sister's killer…the mysterious Dr. Ethan Hunter. a guy whose contact ignited in Grace a burning fever of forbidden hope. a guy who claimed to have amnesia…A Stranger's FaceAttacked and left for lifeless, Ethan woke up to no reminiscence and a wierd face within the replicate. All that appeared common was once the candy style of Grace's lips. anything in Ethan prompt him to guard Grace from the killer she sought—but as clues unraveled, he started to worry he may be saving her from himself….A reminiscence AWAY…from ardour, danger—and love!

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Download The Burglar in the Closet by Lawrence Block PDF

By Lawrence Block

It's tough to disregard somebody along with his palms on your mouth. Bernie Rhodenbarr's all ears whilst Dr. Sheldrake, his dentist, starts off complaining approximately his detestable, soon-to-be-ex spouse, and occurs to say the dear diamonds she retains mendacity round the residence. seeing that Bernie's been identified to complement his source of revenue as a bookshop proprietor with the not-so-occasional bout of high-rise housebreaking, a number of nights later he is within the Sheldrake condominium with larceny on his brain -- and has to duck right into a closet while the girl of the home makes an unforeseen front. regrettably he is nonetheless there whilst an unseen assailant does Mrs. Sheldrake in . . . after which vanishes with the jewels.

Bernie's obtained to return out of the closet a while. but if he does, he will be dealing with a rap for a homicide he did not dedicate -- and for a housebreaking he definitely tried -- except he can seek out the killer who left him hanging.

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Download Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory: A Novel by Emma Pérez PDF

By Emma Pérez

This literary event occurs in nineteenth-century Texas and follows the tale of a Tejana lesbian cowgirl after the autumn of the Alamo. Micaela Campos, the primary personality, witnesses the violence opposed to Mexicans, African american citizens, and indigenous peoples after the notorious battles of the Alamo and of San Jacinto, either in 1836. Resisting a simple competition among sturdy as opposed to evil and brown as opposed to white characters, the unconventional additionally beneficial properties Micaela's Mexican-Anglo cousin who assists and hinders her growth. Micaela's travels supply us a brand new portrayal of the yankee West, populated by way of humans of combined races who're vexed through the collision of cultures and politics. finally, Micaela's trip and her romance with a black/American Indian girl educate her that there are not any effortless recommendations to the injustices that birthed the Texas Republic.

This novel is an intervention in queer background and fiction with its love tale among girls of colour in mid-nineteenth-century Texas. Pérez additionally indicates how a colonial prior nonetheless haunts our nation's mind's eye. The battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto provided freedom and liberty to Texans, yet what's frequently erased from the tale is that universal those that have been Mexican, Indian, and Black didn't unavoidably enjoy the inflow of such a lot of Anglo immigrants to Texas. The social issues and id matters that Pérez explores--political weather, debates over immigration, and historic revision of the yank West--are present today.


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Download The story of Sapho by Scudéry, Madeleine de; Newman, Karen PDF

By Scudéry, Madeleine de; Newman, Karen

Ridiculed for her Saturday salon, her lengthy romance novels, and her protofeminist rules, Madeleine de Scudéry (1607-1701) has now not been handled kindly through the literary institution. but her multivolume novels have been well known bestsellers in her time, translated presently into English, German, Italian, Spanish, or even Arabic.

The tale of Sapho makes to be had for the 1st time in smooth English a self-contained part from Scudéry's novel Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus, most sensible recognized at the present time because the preferred examining fabric of the would-be salonnières that Molière satirized in Les précieuses ridicules. The tale tells of Sapho, a lady author modeled at the Greek Sappho, who deems marriage slavery. Interspersed within the love tale of Sapho and Phaon are a chain of conversations like those who came about in Scudéry's personal salon during which Sapho and her circle speak about the character of affection, the schooling of girls, writing, and correct behavior. This version additionally encompasses a translation of an oration, or harangue, of Scudéry's within which Sapho extols the abilities and skills of ladies for you to convince them to write.

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Download By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens PDF

By James Gould Cozzens

In the course of forty-nine hours within the lifetime of Arthur Winner, the best attorney in a small Pennsylvania city within the 1950's, through Love Possessed portrays the entire myriad points of affection. Over the 1st days, Cozzens masterfully lays out this community's many interlinked relationships. there's the affection among dad or mum and baby, brother and sister; there's the cohesion one of the legislations companions in Winner's enterprise; and there's love in marriage and out of doors. all through, Arthur Winner is the guy of the instant, however the revelations of the novel's ultimate hour strength him to confront the deeper which means of his international and of himself.

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Download The Chosen (Rogue Angel Series #4)   by Alex Archer PDF

By Alex Archer

Archaeologist Annja Creed believes there is extra to the apparitions of Santo Niao--the Holy Child--luring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Santa Fe. different sightings of wierd and anomalous creatures within the quarter point out a secret extra profane than sacred--with hyperlinks, possibly, to Annja's personal destiny. yet she isn't by myself in her quest to split reliquaries from unholy minds who dare to harness sinister strength. a deadly but enigmatic Jesuit, sworn to guard the Vatican at any price, a super younger artist whose genius portrays a fact too effective for phrases and a famed monster hunter with a terrifying time table are the keys to the secrets and techniques that lie within the center of Los Alamos--and unlocking the door to the very textile of time itself.

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Download Risky Pleasures by Brenda Jackson PDF

By Brenda Jackson

Although pissed off in his try to gather Steele company, smug millionaire Cameron Cody aren't denied the firm's most fascinating asset, Vanessa Steele. So whilst Cameron learns that Vanessa is house-sitting for her sister in Jamaica, he buys the adjacent estate and makes her a suggestion she cannot refuse….

Cameron is decided to turn out to Vanessa that he's the only temptation she can't withstand, yet she is both made up our minds to turn out him unsuitable. What Vanessa does not suspect is that Cameron intends to model her so deeply along with his island ardour, that when they're again within the States, she'll be the only in scorching pursuit.

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