You think you know him. Until he's dead... When Cameron Swift is gunned down outside his family home, DC Beth Chamberlain is appointed Family Liaison Officer: a dual role that requires her to support the family, and also investigate them. As the case unfolds and the body count climbs, Beth discovers that nothing is quite as it appears and everyone, it seems, has secrets. Even the dead.
Piper Manning's about as tough as they come. She raised her siblings and they've thankfully flown the coop. When a storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark, and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. When the secretsácome out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself, and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons?
Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy.
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NVD c.1 11/17
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New York : HarperCollins ; Ashland, Oregon : Blackstone Publishing, 2017
It's 1940 and war has broken out. It is midnight at the turn of the year, and Walter Gabriel speaks the same line that opened the very first radio episode - 'And a Happy New Year to you all!' For Ambridge, a village in the heart of the English countryside, this year will bring change in ways no one was expecting. From the Pargetters at Lower Loxley Manor to the loving, hard-working Archer family at Brookfield Farm, the war will be hard for all of them. And the New Year brings the arrival of evacuees to Ambridge. As the villagers embrace wartime spirit, the families that listeners have loved for generations face an uphill battle to keep their secrets hidden.
Over the course of the twentieth century, three generations of the Lamontagnes will weather love, passion, jealousy, revenge, and death. Their complicated family dynamic will propel their rise, and fall, and take them around the world, until they finally confront the secrets of their complicated pasts.
Kara Newell has a big-city life that needs a major shake-up. Her dedication as a social worker is unwavering, yet her heart tells her that there is more to life than just work. Kara gets the push she needs when, shockingly, she inherits a large estate on an island off the South Carolina coast. Now the charming town of Angels Landing awaits her -- along with a secret family she never knew she had.
Journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom when she covers a sensational murder trial for the news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. And when Delaney's friends offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret... On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has Alzheimer's. When her lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. As the trial unfolds, Delaney is convinced Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence - before it's too late.
Aurora Pettigrew has a loving family, a nice home, a comfortable life. She's waiting for the right man to offer marriage and the man for her is Reid Sinclair, heir to the Sinclair fortune. But, Reid's mother is against the match and unearths a secret that will tear Aurora's world apart. Unwilling to bring shame on her family and needing answers, Aurora moves to York. By chance, she reconnects with a man from her past and before he leaves with the army to war in South Africa, he offers her security through marriage. Aurora knows she should be happy, but the memory of her love for Reid threatens her future. When tragedy strikes, can Aurora find the strength to accept her life and forget the past?
The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind the notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event -- but in reality, things are far from perfect.
Embarking on a shared family life, Harry, Emma, Sebastian, and Jessica find their happiness challenged by Emma's brother's engagement to a fortune-seeker, Sebastian's hedonist pursuits,
and a grudge-bearing enemy from the past who would destroy their careers.
Siem Sigerius is a beloved, brilliant professor of mathematics with a promising future in politics. His family -- including a loving wife, two gorgeous, intelligent stepdaughters, and a successful future son-in-law -- and carefully appointed home in the bucolic countryside complete the portrait of a comfortable, morally upright household. But there are elements of Siem's past that threaten to upend the peace and stability that he has achieved, and when he stumbles upon a deception that's painfully close to home, things begin to fall apart. A cataclysmic explosion in a fireworks factory, the advent of internet pornography, and the reappearance of a discarded, dangerous son all play a terrible role in the spectacular fragmentation of the Sigerius clan.
When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen--a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows. No one except Paris. In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire.
For the residents of Ragley, the war is finally starting to feel like a distant memory. But Lily Feather can't quite forget the events of the war and the years that followed. Buried in her past remains a terrible secret from which she cannot escape but that still threatens her fragile family. After the death of their mother, her brother, Freddie, has come to depend on her and her husband. On the cusp of adulthood, Freddie's life is simple: all he really has to worry about is school, girls and a spot of rugby. But when he stumbles across his family's secret past it is his life that is changed forever.
Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. Driving an ambulance for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets -- secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she'd left behind.
Mukta is a ten-year-old lower-caste girl who is to become a temple prostitute. Attempting to escape her fate, she becomes a house servant for an upper-middle-class family in Mumbai. There she discovers a friend in the family's high spirited daughter, eight-year-old Tara -- until Mukta is kidnapped and disappears.
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BPL c.1 09/17
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SPL c.2 09/17
Ashland, Or.: Blackstone; New York, N.Y. : HarperAudio, 2017
Heiress Tara Nankervis is beautiful, yet pained. She is forced to share a devastating secret with her much older and destructive husband Joshua. So she plans to leave Meryen once and for all, taking her daughter with her...But for Sarah Kivell, who had thought that the death of her evil, tyrannical husband Titus would set her free, she never anticipated that Titus would reach beyond the grave in the form of his belligerent son Kit, who's determined to wreak havoc in the lives of all those in Meryen
The market town of Everham is full of rumours and counter-rumours. Dr Leigh McDowall, medical registrar, is taking a refresher course in obstetrics. He is immediately attracted to Dr Shelagh Hammond, obstetric surgeon, but she is deeply involved with another doctor, Paul Sykes and is caring for her terminally ill mother, who has a secret of her own. Meanwhile Reverend Derek Bolt is troubled by the unwanted attentions of a female parishioner and he confides in headmaster Jeremy North. Set against the back-drop of the Profumo affair that rocked Britain, Everham's own politics reach a dramatic scandalous crescendo.
Thea and Drew have been married for a year and are settled in the village of Broad Campden, but Thea is chafing at the domestic routines she is expected to devote herself to, missing the novelty and adventure that house-sitting used to bring. When a routine burial exposes the secrets of the deceased, Drew finds himself caught in the middle of a family feud, in which he feels he is on the wrong side, and Thea's inquisitiveness and penchant for solving crimes draws her in too. With another crisis at Drew's other business leaving him with a profound dilemma and Thea struggling against the charismatic charms of a new man, can their marriage survive this latest Cotswold drama?
Vienna, 1948. The war is over and the citizens of Vienna struggle to rebuild their lives amid the rubble. Anna Beer returns to the city she fled 9 years earlier after discovering her husband's infidelity. Traveling on the same train is an 18 year old schoolboy summoned home to his stepfather's sickbed. As he and Anna navigate an unrecognizable city, they cross paths with an American journalist, a young servant girl, and a former POW.