Her Mother's Grave

An absolutely gripping crime thriller with unputdownable mystery and suspense

Author: Lisa Regan

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814447

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Walk Two Moons

Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061972517

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

Girl at the Grave

Author: Teri Bailey Black

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 0765399504

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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A mother hanged for murder. A daughter left to pick up the pieces of their crumbling estate. Can she clear her family’s name if it means facing her own dark past? Debut author Teri Bailey Black unearths the long-buried secrets of a small New England town in this richly atmospheric Gothic tale of murder, guilt, redemption, and finding love where least expected. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Love Trap

On My Mother's Grave

Author: Vera Steppeler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478707967

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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Bianca seems to have it all: She marries Jeff, the American soldier she met and fell in love with in postwar Germany, moves to the U.S. and builds an ideal family. Once the kids are grown, Bianca enters the business world and soon finds herself caught up in a torrid, May-December romance with Frederick, a younger man at the office. The three are pitched headlong into The Love Trap all the anguish, upheaval, hope and heartbreak three people can endure in the shadow of an affair. Will Bianca come to a realization about who, truly, is the love of her life? Or will she reach her epiphany too late to find happiness with anyone? The Love Trap is a thought-provoking novel for anyone considering leaving a marriage for a more exciting life with someone else. Packed with deep, emotionally resonant characters and brought to life in breezy, compelling style, the novel is a gut-wrenching story that also serves as a cautionary tale to the tempted to weigh the pros and cons before making the leap into infidelity.

Romantic Outlaws

The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley

Author: Charlotte Gordon

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812980476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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"Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) and her daughter Mary Shelley (1797-1851) have each been the subject of numerous biographies by top tier writers, yet no author has ever examined their lives in tandem. Perhaps this is because these two amazing women never knew each other--Wollstonecraft died of infection at the age of 38, a week after giving birth to her daughter. Nevertheless their lives were closely intertwined, their choices, dreams and tragedies so eerily similar, it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became famous writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible authors; both were single mothers and had children out of wedlock (a shocking and self-destructive act in their day); both broke out of the rigid conventions of their era and lived in exile; and both played important roles in the Romantic era during which they lived. The lives of both Marys were nothing less than extraordinary, providing fabulous material for Charlotte Gordon, a gifted story teller. She seamlessly weaves their lives together in back and forth narratives, taking readers on a vivid journey across Revolutionary France and Victorian England, from the Italian seaports to the highlands of Scotland, in a book that reads like a richly textured historical novel"--

Dancing on Her Grave

The Murder of a Las Vegas Showgirl

Author: Diana Montane,Carolina Sarassa

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698191927

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

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From the co-author of I Would Find a Girl Walking and an award-winning true-crime television reporter comes the shocking story of Debbie Flores, a Las Vegas showgirl whose dreams of a dazzling career ended in a nightmare… Vivacious Debbie Flores was a college educated Washington Redskins cheerleader when she headed for “Sin City.” It was a smart move for the aspiring showgirl who’d soon be making her star-making solo debut at the legendary Luxor. But after the morning rehearsals of December 12, 2010, no one saw Debbie alive again. A cryptic text message she left for her mother led authorities to Debbie’s charismatic boyfriend, Jason “Blu” Griffith. A fellow Vegas dancer, Blu was hiding a terrible secret. It involved a rental van, bags of cement, two plastic tubs, and a handsaw. When the details of the crime unfolded, everyone asked: how could a girl with such passion and promise come to an end so violent and unexpected? In time, the truth would reveal a life more tumultuous than believed—and what exactly transpired on Debbie’s tragic final day would stun the nation. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Halfway to the Grave

Author: Jeaniene Frost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780575093775

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of those deadbeats is her father - the guy responsible for ruining her mother's life. But when she's captured by Bones, a bounty hunter and a vampire, she finds herself forced into an unholy partnership. In exchange for his help in finding her father, and still astonished she hasn't ended up as his dinner, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. But that's not all Bones has to show her - Cat's starting to believe maybe vampires aren't all evil after all, especially ones as cute as Bones. She's half-convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as confident kick-ass demon hunter Cat finds herself, and Bones, hotly pursued by a band of killers. She's is going to have to pick a side - and fast . . . 'Halfway to the Grave has breathless action, a roller-coaster plot, flashes of dark humour, and a love story that will leave you screaming for more. I devoured it in a single sitting and I can't wait for the sequel!' Ilona Andrews, New York Times Bestseller

Her Final Confession

An absolutely addictive crime fiction novel

Author: Lisa Regan

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786816431

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had killed that poor boy. Confession or not, someone else was involved. She would find out who… When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a dedicated member of Josie’s team, missing for the last twenty-four hours. Working around the clock, Josie is stopped in her tracks when Gretchen hands herself in to the police. She knows that there’s no way Gretchen could ever be a killer, so why would she confess to a murder she didn’t commit? Digging deep into Gretchen’s secretive life, Josie uncovers a link between the boy, the photograph and a devastating case in Gretchen’s past. But just when Josie thinks she has it all figured out, the bodies of a young couple surface on the other side of town. Can Josie get to the truth in time to save her friend from a life in prison or certain death? Absolutely gripping, this unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Todayand Wall Street Journal bestselling author will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect read for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. What readers are saying about Lisa Regan: ‘Wowzer, what an incredible read!...Totally captivating from beginning to end… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘OMG, they said it was an absolutely gripping crime fiction and they weren't kidding. It reels you in from start to finish. There's plenty of shocks, twists and turns to keep you hooked… I can't praise it enough and itdeserves a lot more than five stars.’ Dawn Clifford, 5 stars ‘Wow wow wow. This is the book that wow was meant for. So manywonderful twists.’ Rachel Garner, 5 stars ‘A rollercoaster of a crime thriller. Stayed up till 3am to finish it. If I could I would award this book six stars. One of my favourite reads of this year so far.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I read this in three days… I was so engrossed in the story and flipping pages like a mad woman. I immediately turned back to page one to read it again when I was finished… An emotional powerhouse… Best. Book. Ever. An absolute 5-star read! Don’t start this unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you won’t be able to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘MEGA BIG FAN of Lisa Regan's JOSIE QUINN!!! There is nothing that this book does not offer from suspense, crime, love, and characters that become a part of your life.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow, I loved this book… A must read. A wonderful book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow this book was amazing I loved it. Right from the start it was fast paced and full of action and suspense… That ending, oh wow! This is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it and don’t hesitate in giving 5 stars it was brilliant, there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this book, I loved it.'Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘I could not put this book down! Read it in one day... I just had to keep going... WOW... I loved the twists and turns... If you can't tell, I loved this book!’ Annette Hartman, 5 stars

Red High Heels on My Mama's Grave

Author: Jackie Strickland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589097643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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A memoir of madness and murder, set in the Deep South in 1952, in which the author, chronicles the traumatic events, including her mother's murder, that shaped her childhood and early adult years, her battle with emotional pain that threatened to consume her, and how she persevered and transformed all of it into a life filled with hope and beauty.

Letters to the Lost

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681190087

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Secret letters spark true love in this emotionally compelling romance perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Stephanie Perkins.

The Memory Weaver

A Novel

Author: Jane Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441228209

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother's grave--and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter's captivity. When Eliza is finally given her mother's diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage? Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick's latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman's heart. Readers will find themselves swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past.

The Warden's Daughter

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553494635

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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From Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee, Stargirl) comes the "moving and memorable" (Kirkus Reviews, starred) story of a girl searching for happiness inside the walls of a prison. Cammie O'Reilly lives at the Hancock County Prison--not as a prisoner, she's the warden's daughter. She spends the mornings hanging out with shoplifters and reformed arsonists in the women's excercise yard, which gives Cammie a certain cache with her school friends. But even though Cammie's free to leave the prison, she's still stuck. And sad, and really mad. Her mother died saving her from harm when she was just a baby. You wouldn't think you could miss something you never had, but on the eve of her thirteenth birthday, the thing Cammie most wants is a mom. A prison might not be the best place to search for a mother, but Cammie is determined and she's willing to work with what she's got. "Jerry Spinelli again proves why he's the king of storytellers" (Shelf Awarenss, starred) in this tale of a girl who learns that heroes can come in surprising disguises, and that even if we don't always get what we want, sometimes we really do get what we need. "This book is never boring and never predictable. Fame, good and bad fortune, friendship and mental illness all make their way into [Cammie's] narrative."—The New York Times Book Review Praise for the works of Jerry Spinelli: “Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times “It's almost unreal how much the children's book still resonates.” —Bustle.com on Maniac Magee

Grave Mercy

Author: Robin LaFevers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054762834X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 549

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In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and aviolent destiny.

The Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s

Overseas Grave Visitations by Mothers and Widows of Fallen U.S. World War I Soldiers

Author: John W. Graham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078642138X

Category: History

Page: 239

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"During the first World War, a flag with a gold star identified families who had lost soldiers. Grieving women were "Gold Star" mothers and widows. This work covers the Gold Star pilgrimages from their launch to the present day, beginning with an introduction to the war and wartime burial"--Provided by publisher.

Lucky Strikes

Author: Louis Bayard

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627793917

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

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With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, fourteen-year-old Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister--and of the family gas station. Harley Blevins, local king and emperor of Standard Oil, is in hot pursuit to clinch his fuel monopoly. To keep him at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father--and fast. And so when a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she hold off the hounds till she comes of age?

Finding Claire Fletcher

Author: Lisa Regan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781542046107

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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In the first book in bestselling author Lisa Regan's new series, a one-night stand sets a detective on the trail of a terrifying unsolved crime. With his career on thin ice and fresh ink on his divorce papers, Sacramento PD Detective Connor Parks goes searching for solace at the bottom of a bottle...and winds up in the arms of a beautiful woman. By morning she's gone, and the one clue she left behind sends Connor on a desperate mission to unravel a decade-old mystery--her abduction. Presumed dead for the last ten years, Claire Fletcher has been living her life as "Lynn," a woman in the terrifying grip of her captor. After her unforgettable night with Connor, Claire clings to the hope that she'll see him again, that he'll follow her into the dark. But anyone who gets close to Claire has a way of turning up dead...and she's unwittingly made Connor next on the list. Before long, it becomes disturbingly clear: finding Claire Fletcher isn't just going to be dangerous--it could be deadly. Revised edition: This edition of Finding Claire Fletcher includes editorial revisions.

Veronica's Grave

A Daughter's Memoir

Author: Barbara Donsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631520747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 261

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A loss and coming-of-age story that follows young Barbara Bracht as she struggles to comprehend the sudden disappearance and death of her mother and cope with a blue-collar father intent upon erasing her mother s memory."