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The island by M. J. Trow

The island

M. J. Trow

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"1873. Matthew Grand and James Batchelor have arrived at Matthew's grand family home in Maine for the wedding of his sister Martha. But preparations are thrown into chaos when a body is discovered in an upstairs bedroom. And that's not the only skeleton...

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Beignets and broomsticks by J. R. Ripley

Beignets and broomsticks

J. R. Ripley

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"During the traditional Halloween festivities, one of Maggie Miller's customers comes to a sticky end in this entertaining cozy mystery. It's Halloween, and cafe owner Maggie Miller's special pumpkin spice beignet promotion is proving popular. But the...

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The long silence by Gerard O'Donovan

The long silence

Gerard O'Donovan

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"February, 1922. Hollywood is young but already mired in scandal. When a leading movie director is murdered, Irish-American investigator Tom Collins is called in by studio boss Mack Sennett, whose troubled star, Mabel Normand, is rumoured to be involved....

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False fire by Veronica Heley

False fire

Veronica Heley

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"A dinner party descends into chaos - and death - in the latest gripping Abbot Agency mystery. Attending a birthday celebration for two young girls, Bea Abbot tries not to let superstition get the better of her when she realizes they are thirteen at ...

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Man on ice by Humphrey Hawksley

Man on ice

Humphrey Hawksley

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"When Rake Ozenna of the elite Eskimo Scouts brings his fiancee, trauma surgeon Carrie Walker, to his remote home island in the Bering Strait, they are faced immediately with a medical crisis. Then Russian helicopters swarm in. America is on the eve of...

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Into the thinnest of air by Simon R. Green

Into the thinnest of air

Simon R. Green

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"Ishmael Jones is attending the re-opening of Tyrone's Castle, an ancient Cornish inn originally built by smugglers. Over dinner, the guests entertain one another with ghost stories inspired by local legends. But it would appear the curse of Tyrone's...

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Tagged for murder by Jack Fredrickson

Tagged for murder

Jack Fredrickson

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"The dead man is found spread-eagled on the top of a box car on an abandoned rail siding. He's dressed in a $2000 suit, yet half his teeth are rotten and his skin is bad. Who was he ... and how did he end up there? When he's offered an exorbitant fee...

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The Rufus spy by Alys Clare

The Rufus spy

Alys Clare

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"October, 1093. Two young men have been brutally beaten to death; a third viciously attacked. All three men are of similar appearance. But could there be another connection? Lassair meanwhile has agreed to accompany her former lover Rollo on a peril...

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Whisper the dead by Stella Cameron

Whisper the dead

Stella Cameron

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"When Alex Duggins comes across a terrifying scene at the site of a new housing development, once again she is drawn into a case of brutal murder. A new year arrives and winter holds Britain's Cotswold Hills in its icy grip once more. But it's the co...

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The kill fee by Fiona Veitch Smith

The kill fee

Fiona Veitch Smith

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"A Faberge Egg is stolen and a trail of dead bodies follow - Poppy Denby must unearth the secrets that it contains."--Publisher's description.

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The runaway children by Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

The runaway children

Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

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"London, 1942. 13-year-old Nell and five-year-old Olive are being sent away from the devastation of the East End. They are leaving the terror of the Blitz and nights spent shivering in air raid shelters behind them, but will the strangers they are placed...

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An orphan in the snow by Molly Green

An orphan in the snow

Molly Green

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"Liverpool, 1941. Haunted by the death of her sister, June Lavender takes a job at a Dr Barnardo’s orphanage. June couldn’t save Clara from their father’s violence, but perhaps she can help children whose lives have been torn apart by war. When June...

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The palace of lost dreams by Charlotte Betts

The palace of lost dreams

Charlotte Betts

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"Hyderabad, India. 1798. Beatrice Sinclair, a grieving young widow facing financial destitution, has travelled from Hampshire to Hyderabad to visit her brother, an employee of the British East India Company. There, she is astonished to discover that he...

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The songbirds of Colliers Row by Jennifer Hart

The songbirds of Colliers Row

Jennifer Hart

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"A village without a voice. That's what the locals are saying about Llandegwen, deep in the Welsh valleys. The village choir, once a source of pride for the small mining community, has been forced to disband; the elderly choirmaster heartbroken by the...

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Prague Spring by Simon Mawer

Prague Spring

Simon Mawer

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"It's the summer of 1968, the year of love and hate, of Prague Spring and Cold War winter. Two English students, Ellie and James, set off to hitch-hike across Europe. Somewhere in southern Germany they decide, on a whim, to visit Czechoslovakia where...

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The returning tide by Liz Fenwick

The returning tide

Liz Fenwick

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"In the midst of the war, as Cornwall prepares for potential invasion, two sisters, Amelia and Adele, find the influx of American GIs a welcome distraction from the grim realities of life. But on a heady night of celebration, a betrayal is committed that...

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Five years from now by Paige Toon

Five years from now

Paige Toon

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"Vian and Nell are thrown together at the age of five when Vian's mother and Nell's father fall in love. At first wary of each other, they soon become the best of friends. But five years later, they are torn apart and Vian moves to the other side of the...

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The honey farm on the hill by Jo Thomas

The honey farm on the hill

Jo Thomas

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"One magical summer Nell fell in love in the mountains of Crete and her life changed for ever. 18 years later, Nell is ready for a new beginning. When she sees a honey farm in the same hilltop town has lost its bees, the opportunity is impossible to ...

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The great unexpected by Dan Mooney

The great unexpected

Dan Mooney

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"Joel lives in a nursing home and he's not one bit happy about it. He doesn't like being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. In fact, he doesn't like living at all, and he's decided he's going to end his life on his terms. When he...

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Believe in me by Susan Lewis

Believe in me

Susan Lewis

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"Leanne and her teenage daughter Abby have recently been forced to move from London back to Kesterley-on-Sea, to Ash Morley Farm where Leanne grew up. Leanne's husband Jack, Abby's father, killed himself over a year ago, and the pair are still reeling...

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Darien by Conn Iggulden

Darien

Conn Iggulden

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"The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst...

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Conveniently wed to the prince by Nina Milne

Conveniently wed to the prince

Nina Milne

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When exiled Prince Stefan learns that he might inherit land in his principality, he sees a chance to honour his late mother. However, beguiling Holly Romano, whose family work the estate, is also named in the will - and the land goes to whomever marr...

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The Italian's runaway princess by Andrea Bolter

The Italian's runaway princess

Andrea Bolter

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Is life outside the palace walls... everything she's dreamed of? When billionaire Gio Grassi rescues a beautiful stranger on the streets of Florence he never imagines she'll be royalty! Princess Luciana's innocence compels Gio to protect her, and her...

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Renegade protector by Nico Rosso

Renegade protector

Nico Rosso

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If ruthless developers want Mariana Balducci's land, they'll have to kill her for it. And they nearly succeed - until Ty Morrison foils her attacker. The sexy San Francisco cop is part of a secret organization called Frontier Justice. Mariana is tough,...

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Abby and the bachelor cop by Marion Lennox

Abby and the bachelor cop

Marion Lennox

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Lawyer and bride-to-be Abigail had her life mapped out. Good job, wealthy fiance - it was perfect... too perfect. Then gorgeous bad-boy-turned-cop Raff re-entered Abby's life, landing her with an adorable homeless dog and a whole lot of trouble...

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Road trip with the eligible bachelor by Michelle Douglas

Road trip with the eligible bachelor

Michelle Douglas

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The beginning of a very long journey... together? Quinn Laverty and her young sons are planning to start a new life on the other side of the country! With her family abandoning her and her ex choosing wealth and privilege over fatherhood, her boys are...

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Sheikh's pregnant Cinderella by Maya Blake

Sheikh's pregnant Cinderella

Maya Blake

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From making the royal bed... To carrying the royal heir! It's the day of the royal wedding, and everyone who's anyone is in attendance - except the bride! Refusing to let being jilted disrupt his kingdom, duty-bound, cold-hearted Sheikh Zufar commands...

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Bound by their scandalous baby by Heidi Rice

Bound by their scandalous baby

Heidi Rice

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He's the billionaire she should resist... but he's the billionaire she's bound to! Hotel tycoon Lukas Blackstone is shocked to learn he has an orphaned nephew - and he's infuriated by the electricity sizzling between him and his nephew's guardian, B...

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The King's captive virgin by Natalie Anderson

The King's captive virgin

Natalie Anderson

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Kassie's scandalous family has left her craving a life in the shadows - not the spotlight. And then King Giorgos Nicolaides kidnaps her, demanding information about his missing sister! She knows nothing - but their potent attraction unlocks a desire ...

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Claiming his wedding night consequence by Abby Green

Claiming his wedding night consequence

Abby Green

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Nicolo Santo Domenico's marriage to heiress Chiara is purely for convenience - until their explosively passionate wedding night! But when Chiara realises that Nico's reasons for seducing her are as cold as his heart, she flees their fledgling marriage....

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Princess's nine-month secret by Kate Hewitt

Princess's nine-month secret

Kate Hewitt

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For a stolen night of freedom, ever-dutiful Princess Halina throws caution to the wind and succumbs to the seduction of notorious Rico Falcone. Yet the consequences of their insatiable passion lands Lina in royal disgrace. When she's hidden away to conceal...

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Lady Olivia and the infamous rake by Janice Preston

Lady Olivia and the infamous rake

Janice Preston

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After being plucked from peril by resolute bachelor Lord Hugo Alastair, Lady Olivia Beauchamp is secretly outraged that he doesn't even try to steal a kiss! He's a notorious rake amongst the ton, and as a result utterly forbidden to an innocent debutante...

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Seduced by the prince's kiss by Bronwyn Scott

Seduced by the prince's kiss

Bronwyn Scott

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Adventure awaits! And it starts with his kiss... Part of Russian Royals of Kuban: Princess Anna-Maria Petrova has known stoic, upstanding Prince Stepan Shevchenko all her life. Or at least she thought she knew him. Because he's never before looked at...

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The Greek's blackmailed mistress by Lynne Graham

The Greek's blackmailed mistress

Lynne Graham

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'I do have an option to offer you.' Three months between the Greek's sheets! Blackmailed into the billionaire's bed? Elvi can't believe her attempt to appeal to heartless Xan's benevolent side has gone so wrong! But to save her stepmother's job she n...

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The doctor's Cinderella by Susanne Hampton

The doctor's Cinderella

Susanne Hampton

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One magical night... could change their lives for ever! After her ex leaves her penniless, Nurse Molly Murphy takes an admin job in Dr Ryan McFetridge's practice. When Ryan needs a date for a charity ball Molly finds herself wearing a gorgeous gown and...

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A lady in need of an heir by Louise Allen

A lady in need of an heir

Louise Allen

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She needs an heir... But not a husband! Gabrielle Frost knows that marrying any man would mean handing over control of her beloved family vineyard in Portugal to her new husband. She won't take that risk. But she needs an heir! So when Nathaniel Gray...

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Back in Dr Xenakis' arms by Amalie Berlin

Back in Dr Xenakis' arms

Amalie Berlin

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She can't resist the doc from her past! But do they have a future? In this Hot Greek Docs story, obstetrician Erianthe Nikolaides is returning home to Mythelios - and dreading seeing her sinfully hot ex Dr Ares Xenakis! She's still haunted by the dev...

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A date with Dr Moustakas by A. C. Ruttan

A date with Dr Moustakas

A. C. Ruttan

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A date with her former flame... brings the past flooding back! Doctor Naomi always thought her ex didn't want kids. So she's shocked to find Dr Christos Moustakas at her new workplace - and he's now a single dad! Chris has dropped his playboy ways, but...

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The shepherd's hut by Tim Winton

The shepherd's hut

Tim Winton

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For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. And so Jaxie runs....

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Locked down with the army doc by Scarlet Wilson

Locked down with the army doc

Scarlet Wilson

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There's a crisis in paradise! But is her heart at risk? When Dr Amber Berkeley meets ruggedly handsome Jack at a conference in Hawaii, she never imagines they'll end up locked down together in the middle of a hurricane! Army doc Jack's take-charge at...

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The brooding surgeon's baby bombshell by Susan Carlisle

The brooding surgeon's baby bombshell

Susan Carlisle

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One night, unexpected consequences... But can they be a family? When sparks fly with Dr Gabriel Marks at a conference, Nurse Zoe Avery's left with a permanent reminder of their night together. Knowing Gabe doesn't want kids, she decides she'll have the...

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Kitty McKenzie by AnneMarie Brear

Kitty McKenzie

AnneMarie Brear

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1864: Suddenly left as the head of the family, Kitty McKenzie must find her inner strength to keep her family together against the odds. Evicted from their resplendent home in the fashionable part of York after her parents' deaths, Kitty must fight the...

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Two steps forward by Graeme C. Simsion

Two steps forward

Graeme C. Simsion

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Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin,...

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The cotton lass and other stories by Anna Jacobs

The cotton lass and other stories

Anna Jacobs

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This collection of stand-alone short stories is a treat for new readers and dedicated fans alike. In each of these seventeen stories, an ordinary person takes on an extraordinary journey to a new life, discovering facets and strengths they never knew...

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Outback treasure by Noelene Jenkinson

Outback treasure

Noelene Jenkinson

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Wrongly disgraced and her career left in tatters, palaeontologist Darcy Manning embarks on a mission to expose the fossil smuggling syndicate responsible, to clear her name and reputation. But how will she resist alluring country boy and fellow foss...

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The restorer by Michael Sala

The restorer

Michael Sala

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After a year apart, Maryanne returns to her husband, Roy, bringing their eight-year-old son Daniel and his teenage sister Freya with her. The family move from Sydney to Newcastle, where Roy has bought a derelict house on the coast. As Roy painstakingly...

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Some tests by Wayne Macauley

Some tests

Wayne Macauley

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It begins with the normally healthy Beth - aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and Gem - feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. 'There are a few things here that aren't quite right,' says Dr Yi, 'and sometimes...

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A man called Crow by Chris Adam Smith

A man called Crow

Chris Adam Smith

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Old-time lawman Charlie Crow finds peace in Wyoming; but before he can settle down permanently, he must face a distant and dangerous past. Old ghosts, graves and range wars, greed and double-cross mark the long trail back to his youth in the Texas bo...

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Long ride to serenity by Harry Jay Thorn

Long ride to serenity

Harry Jay Thorn

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This is a story of murder, greed and corruption littering the long dark trail from the East Coast of America, to south Texas. It is the story of Louise Kettle, a frontier woman, and her love for an ageing gunfighter, a man with a voice in the White House....

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The necessary angel by C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

The necessary angel

C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

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Max Jackson, a New Zealander living and lecturing in Paris, has a complicated arrangement with his estranged French wife, Louise. In love with his younger Sorbonne colleague Sylvie, he finds himself entangled with Helen, a troubled young English student....

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LeRoy, US Marshal by Neil Hunter

LeRoy, US Marshal

Neil Hunter

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No matter what the odds, US Marshal Alvin LeRoy always completes his assignments. That's why he's been sent after the Reno gang. His pursuit takes him across southwest Texas, where he faces up to bushwhackers and the aftermath of a massacre as he rel...

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No fire without smoke by Mark P. Lynch

No fire without smoke

Mark P. Lynch

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Danny Roden's Travelling Medicine and Jamboree Show pulls into Bradbury, hoping for a peaceful trip. But trouble quickly finds them in the shape of Jack Donovan. After a failed robbery attempt, Donovan disrupts the lady sharpshooter Smoke Winters' act....

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Hard trail to Breakneck Pass by Terrell L. Bowers

Hard trail to Breakneck Pass

Terrell L. Bowers

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Bolt, the general foreman for Tug Mackintosh's railroad line, is charged with the simple task of meeting and bringing Mack's young bride-to-be to the end of the tracks. Arriving just in time to fend off would-be abductors, Bolt is smitten by the ench...

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Hangman's Reach by Dale Graham

Hangman's Reach

Dale Graham

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When Crado Bluestone buys some cattle to start his own ranch, it comes as a brutal shock when he is accused of being a rustler and is strung up from a tree. The real cattle thieves, led by a killer named Monk Purvis, leave him for dead. Help is close...

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More murder in a nunnery by Eric Shepherd

More murder in a nunnery

Eric Shepherd

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Two years after the murder of a wealthy Baroness inside Harrington Convent, the orderly everyday affairs of the nuns and students are disrupted anew with unmitigated misfortune. When a body neatly wrapped in brown paper is found by the gardener, Mr. Turtle,...

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Wraith of vengeance & other stories by Edmund Glasby

Wraith of vengeance & other stories

Edmund Glasby

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Contemplating a scheme to plunder a sinister Venetian island of a rumoured hoard, a tour company advisor finds more there than he bargained for... The group gathered for the reading of a will get the shock of their lives... A distant oil-drilling pla...

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Sherlock Holmes  by N. (Nigel) Scott

Sherlock Holmes

N. (Nigel) Scott

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In this collection of twelve brand-new cases, Sherlock Holmes and his long-serving biographer and companion Doctor Watson face a wide-ranging criminal fraternity. Adventures include a one-time Baker Street Irregular jailed for violent robbery, a devious...

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Joy in the morning by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Joy in the morning

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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Steeple Bumpleigh is a rural idyll. But for Bertie Wooster, it might as well be marked with a warning that Here Be Dragons, being the domicile of his Aunt Agatha (the one who eats broken bottles and conducts human sacrifices by the light of the full ...

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Colin's ghost by Norman Firth

Colin's ghost

Norman Firth

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Colin's ghost: In the uncharted jungle of Peru, explorers Colin Davis and Arthur Birnes find the lost city of Kosan, overflowing with gold and gems. Davis intends to share their discovery with the world, but Birnes has more avaricious aims - and he's...

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Lone star silver by Jackson Cole

Lone star silver

Jackson Cole

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A wave of lawlessness hits the silver-rich Tamarra Hills of Texas, and Texas Ranger "Lone Wolf" Jim Hatfield must face down deadly foes in order to restore peace.

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The happy return by C. S. (Cecil Scott) Forester

The happy return

C. S. (Cecil Scott) Forester

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1808: In the South Sea sails H.M.S. Lydia, a thirty-six-gun frigate under the command of Captain Horatio Hornblower. Having received orders to spark a rebellion in the Spanish American colonies, he must form an alliance with Don Julian Alvarado and help...

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A ship of the line by C. S. (Cecil Scott) Forester

A ship of the line

C. S. (Cecil Scott) Forester

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1810: Captain Horatio Hornblower has been handed H.M.S. SUTHERLAND, the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy List. Half his crew consists of raw landsmen; he is so short of funds he has been obliged to pawn his best sword; and he must serve...

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Conversations with friends by Sally Rooney

Conversations with friends

Sally Rooney

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Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind - and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers...

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Gringo by L. L. (Leonard London) Foreman

Gringo

L. L. (Leonard London) Foreman

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Watt Coxon arrives in Santa Fe to take up duties as a U.S. Attorney. But he is young and green, and residents reckon he'll be lucky to last a week...

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Cold steal by Quentin Bates

Cold steal

Quentin Bates

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A successful housebreaker who leaves no traces and no clues as he strips Reykjavik homes of their valuables has been a thorn in the police's side for months. But when one night the thief breaks into the wrong house, he finds himself caught in a trap,...

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Finding Alison by Deirdre Eustace

Finding Alison

Deirdre Eustace

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No one in Carniskey has ever truly understood what led Sean Delaney, a seasoned local fisherman, to risk his life in a high storm in the dead of night. Now, three years on from those tragic events, his wife Alison is still struggling with her unresolved...

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Soot by Andrew Martin

Soot

Andrew Martin

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York, 1798: An artist is found murdered in his home, stabbed with the tools of his trade: a pair of scissors. The people depicted in the final six shades, or silhouettes, made by him become the key suspects - but who are they, and where are they to be...

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When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi

When breath becomes air

Paul Kalanithi

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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. This is the...

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The ferry girls by Rosie Archer

The ferry girls

Rosie Archer

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1941. Violetta 'Vee' Smith has a secret. Her real name is Schmidt, and she is half German. Vee and her mother May risk being interned as enemy aliens... if their neighbours don't find out and torch their smallholding near Southampton first. Vee and May...

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The orphans of Ardwick by Emma Hornby

The orphans of Ardwick

Emma Hornby

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After a cold, hard winter on the streets, three orphan children are about to give up hope when unexpected events bring them to the doorstep of a grand house in Ardwick, Manchester. Taken in by the firm but kind-hearted cook, the young friends can har...

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A thousand paper birds by Tor Udall

A thousand paper birds

Tor Udall

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Jonah sits on a bench in Kew Gardens, trying to reassemble the shattered pieces of his life following the sudden death of his wife, Audrey. Chloe, shaven-headed and abrasive, sits by the lake, finding solace in the origami she meticulously folds. But...

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The Empire girls by Sue Wilsher

The Empire girls

Sue Wilsher

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A moving story of heartbreak and friendship in 1950s BritainTilbury, 1950s. The Empire is a pub run by Vi, Doris's mother, but when Doris falls pregnant out of marriage, she is kicked out of the house and forced to fend for herself. Desperate to look...

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The river maid by Dilly Court

The river maid

Dilly Court

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Hardworking Essie Chapman lives with her boatman father on the banks of the Thames. When an accident leaves him bedridden with only ale to ease his pain, it is Essie who takes up the oars for the family's survival, risking her life to ferry passengers...

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A respectable woman by Susanna Bavin

A respectable woman

Susanna Bavin

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After losing her family in the Great War, Nell is grateful to marry Stan Hibbert, believing she can recapture a sense of family with him. But five years on, she is just another back-street housewife, performing miracles with scrag-end. When she discovers...

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The black silk purse by Margaret Kaine

The black silk purse

Margaret Kaine

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Sent to the workhouse as a child, all Ella Hathaway can remember is a voice whispering, 'Dearie, promise you will never forget what you saw. Your Ma was killed deliberate... and someone oughter pay for it.' When young, wealthy spinster Letitia Fairch...

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Spook Street by Mick Herron

Spook Street

Mick Herron

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What happens when an old spook loses his mind? Does the Service have a retirement home for those who know too many secrets but don't remember they're secret? Or does someone take care of the senile spy for good? These are the questions River Cartwright...

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A necessary murder by M. J. Tjia

A necessary murder

M. J. Tjia

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Stoke Newington, 1863: Little Margaret Lovejoy is found brutally murdered in the outhouse at her family's estate. A few days later, a man is cut down in a similar manner on the doorstep of courtesan and professional detective Heloise Chancey's presti...

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Look what you made me do by Helen Walmsley-Johnson

Look what you made me do

Helen Walmsley-Johnson

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Helen Walmsley-Johnson's first husband controlled her life, from the people she saw to what was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends and family and even their three daughters. Eventually he threw her out, and she painfully began to rebuild...

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Date with malice by Julia Chapman

Date with malice

Julia Chapman

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When Mrs Shepherd arrives at the Dales Detective Agency on a December morning, quite convinced that someone is trying to kill her, Samson O'Brien dismisses her fears as the ramblings of a confused elderly lady. But after a series of disturbing incidents...

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Meet me at the museum by Anne Youngson

Meet me at the museum

Anne Youngson

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When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, she doesn't expect a reply. And when Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator, answers it, neither does he. They're both searching for something - they just don't know it yet. Anders...

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Escape to Sunrise Cottage by Zara Thorne

Escape to Sunrise Cottage

Zara Thorne

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When artist Violet Brooke runs away from her London life and apartment, she heads for Sunrise Cottage. Safe in her rural retreat, she can forget about ex-fiance Jayden Fox. The last thing she needs is romance - until she meets handsome Max Finch... As...

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Choked off by Andrea Frazer

Choked off

Andrea Frazer

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The villagers of Stoney Cross are preparing for their "Great Event", the first Stoney Cross Arts Festival, and the enlisting of a local radio presenter to advertise and review their efforts has added an extra frisson of excitement. But delight soon turns...

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Lexie's unforeseen benefactor by Eileen Knowles

Lexie's unforeseen benefactor

Eileen Knowles

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Twenty-year-old Lexie fears their family-run hotel may be heading for bankruptcy due to her mismanagement. She doesn't know which way to turn when, out of the blue, her father and his stepson Jake get in touch. Lexie had always thought her father was...

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Lovers of Janine by Denise Robins

Lovers of Janine

Denise Robins

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Janine is a professional dancer - admired, adored, envied. Her life in Monte Carlo should be glamourous and exciting, but she is desperately unhappy. She suspects her lover, the fascinating Nikko, of cheating on her with rich society women. Nevertheless,...

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Moonbeams in a jar by Christine Stovell

Moonbeams in a jar

Christine Stovell

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When Chloe Potter wishes on a star that she'll find a man who'll accept her and her noisy dachshund, Wilma, almost immediately she meets Ryan Green and his boisterous basset hound, Fred. But Ryan's job as a photographer means that when he's not in the...

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The legacy of Blackthorn by June Davies

The legacy of Blackthorn

June Davies

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During a stormy winter's night, Meirian Penlan travels by stagecoach to take up a mysterious post at Blackthorn Manor. Wild and remote, Blackthorn lies amongst the great meres of Lancashire, surrounded by long-held superstitions, tales of witchcraft ...

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The baronet's wedding engagement by Jessica Hart

The baronet's wedding engagement

Jessica Hart

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With his sister Hope about to marry a real-life prince, Max must find a suitable woman to partner with for the official engagement ball in San Michele. Flora Deare, Hope's friend and bridesmaid, is in charge of catering the royal wedding, and has quickly...

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The death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

The death of Mrs Westaway

Ruth Ware

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When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she's inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark, and the threats are getting increasingly aggr...

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The invisible crowd by Ellen Wiles

The invisible crowd

Ellen Wiles

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2 March, 1975: In Asmara, Eritrea, Yonas Kelati is born into a world of turmoil. At the same time, on the same day, Jude Munroe takes her first breath in London, England. Thirty years later, blacklisted in his war-ravaged country, Yonas has no option...

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The man who didn't call by Rosie Walsh

The man who didn't call

Rosie Walsh

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Imagine you meet a man, spend seven glorious days together, and fall in love. And it's mutual: you've never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him....

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The road to California by Louise Walters

The road to California

Louise Walters

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Proud single parent Joanna is accustomed to receiving phone calls from her fourteen-year-old son Ryan's school telling her that he's in trouble. When he hits a girl and is excluded, Joanna knows she must take drastic action to help him. Ryan's dad Lex...

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Dear Mrs Bird by A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

Dear Mrs Bird

A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

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Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper, she seizes...

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Stand by me by S. D. Robertson

Stand by me

S. D. Robertson

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Lisa and Elliot have been best friends since the day they met as children. Twenty years later, life has pulled the pair apart, and Lisa is struggling. Her marriage is floundering, her teenage kids are being secretive, and she's so tired she can't thi...

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Malice by Hugh Fraser

Malice

Hugh Fraser

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1964: Rina Walker returns for another adventure with deadly consequences, as George Preston defends his turf from rival crime boss Tony Viner's murderous ambitions. London swings while Rina becomes entangled in a web of visceral deceit and double-cross...

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Our kind of cruelty by Araminta Hall

Our kind of cruelty

Araminta Hall

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Mike knows that most of us go through life searching for that missing person, someone who will make us feel complete. But he and Verity are different. They have found each other, and nothing and no one will tear them apart. It doesn't matter that Verity...

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Two kinds of truth by Michael Connelly

Two kinds of truth

Michael Connelly

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Harry Bosch works cold cases, helping out the under-funded San Fernando Police Department. When a double murder at a local pharmacy is called in, Bosch is the most seasoned detective on the scene. But with experience come the ghosts of long-forgotten...

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A high mortality of doves by Kate Ellis

A high mortality of doves

Kate Ellis

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1919: The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still reeling from four years of war. Just when the village has begun to regain its tranquillity, a young woman, Myrtle Bligh, is found stabbed and left in a woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove...

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The women of Baker Street by Michelle Birkby

The women of Baker Street

Michelle Birkby

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1889: Mrs Hudson, long-suffering landlady of 221b Baker Street, falls ill and collapses in her home, and is whisked off by Dr Watson to St Bartholomew's Hospital. Perhaps she has developed an overactive imagination thanks to her eccentric lodgers, but...

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Being David Archer by Tim Bentinck

Being David Archer

Tim Bentinck

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Tim Bentinck has played the part of David Archer in BBC Radio 4's THE ARCHERS since 1982. He is also the Earl of Portland - without an estate or riches - and the voice of 'Mind the Gap' on the Piccadilly Line. Timothy takes the reader behind the scenes...

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Brightest and best by Olivia Newport

Brightest and best

Olivia Newport

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"The collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and their long-held educational values. Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children. In a whirling clash of values, Ella seeks the solid ground that...

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