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        Adam by Chris Keniston | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®



        On a barren road in the pre-dawn hours, Adam Farraday, the oldest of seven siblings, happens upon a disabled sports car and an angel in white searching for a disappearing dog. What is it about this secretive redheaded beauty that intrigues him as no woman has before?


        After learning her fiancé's true nature minutes before her wedding, Meg O'Brien drives as fast and as far away from her world as she can. Stranded with no money, and nowhere to go, the city girl must learn to fit in to small town life and all its quirky trappings. Too bad falling in love with her handsome rescuer is not an option.

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          Leave No Trace

          Leave No Trace by Tanya Anne Crosby | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


          Less than 48 hours. That's how long Florence W. Aldridge has to live.


          Every event in a person's life is connected. The state of our lives, at any given time, is the sum of everything we have done and everywhere we have been. Our next decision determines, not merely where our lives end, but who we become along the way. How far can one lost woman go to redeem herself by the time the clock stops ticking?


          These are the final moments of Florence W. Aldridge...


          Note: This is not a short story. It is a vignette, a snippet of time, meant to be used as a companion to SPEAK NO EVIL and Tell NO LIES. This book does not contain spoilers, so it can be read in advance of the books, but it does not stand alone

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            Sweat, Blood, and Tears: What God Uses to Make a Man


            Sweat, Blood, and Tears: What God Uses to Make a Man by Xan Hood | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


            By the time he graduated college, Xan Hood appeared to have everything a young, privileged modern male needed for success and adulthood.

            But like so many others his age, he was afraid to take that next step. So he took a slight detour and headed west, surrounding himself wtih a class of men he had been raised to avoid. Follow Xan as he learns lessons that can only be taught by God's grace, hard work, and the presence of older men.

            Sweat, Blood, and Tears is a searingly honest coming-of-age story. It is a look at how God raises a man--a story for young men and those who love them.

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              Power in the Blood (John Jordan Mysteries, #1)

              Power in the Blood (John Jordan Mysteries, #1) by Michael Lister | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


              The first novel in the popular, award-winning, and critically-acclaimed John Jordan mystery series.

              In POWER IN THE BLOOD, ex-cop John Jordan, now a prison chaplain in the Florida Panhandle, witnesses the bloody death of Potter Correctional Institution inmate Ike Johnson. But what exactly did he witness? Murder, accident, or suicide? Jordan discovers that in the closed society of captives and captors no act goes unseen, and no one takes kindly to a cop in a collar. He soon finds his reputation, his career, and even his life are at stake.

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                My Ántonia

                My Ántonia by Willa Cather | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


                In the breathtaking final volume of her acclaimed Prairie Trilogy, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Willa Cather brings to life one of the most remarkable heroines in American literature.


                The eldest daughter of Bohemian emigrants, fourteen-year-old Ántonia Shimerda arrives in Black Hawk, Nebraska, blissfully unaware of the poverty and heartbreak that lie in store for her family. But as one calamity after another befalls the Shimerdas, Ántonia finds the strength not merely to survive, but to thrive. Under the watchful eye of Jim Burden, her neighbor and childhood friend, Ántonia blossoms into a woman as beautiful, captivating, and resilient as the Great Plains.

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                  The Battle of Dorking

                  The Battle of Dorking by George Tomkyns Chesney | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®



                  It is the late nineteenth century, and a country much like Germany is on the move in Europe. It has already beaten its rivals on the continent and mobilized to the Netherlands, provoking the fear of British citizens. Then the nation strikes. Its powerful weapons destroy the Royal Navy, and invasion cannot be far behind.


                  Written as a hypothetical exercise to raise awareness among average British citizens about the potential danger that a resurgent Germany could pose, The Battle of Dorking earned its place in literary history as the forerunner to the invasion-novel genre, predating The War of the Worlds by almost twenty years. The novel’s drama, which culminates in a fight that will change the course of history forever, thrilled audiences when it was originally released as a serial, and it maintains its power today.

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                    The Next Target: A Novel

                    The Next Target: A Novel by Nikki Arana | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


                    It only took one bullet. Austia's friend and student fell dead. And with a glimpse of a newspaper headline, the young and recently widowed Austia knows more about what happened than the police. From that fatal night, Austia’s secret outreach to the U.S. Muslim community—in the guise of English language classes—becomes a target. Local Muslim extremists set their sights on ending her ministry and even her life. And the women she ministers to will be next.A thick web of deceit closes in around Austia, and her circle of friends becomes smaller by the day, even as she finally opens herself to the idea of falling in love again. But who can she trust? Facing a spiritual battle that proves more treacherous than it at first seemed, Austia’s convictions are tested to their limits and her heart becomes primed for breaking. She must ask herself: how much she will risk to stay true to her herself, her faith, and to the lives of the women she serves?

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                      Ghost Stories of an Antiquary


                      Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®

                      This collection features some of M. R. James’s greatest tales of the supernatural world crossing over into our own. In “Number 13,” an inn that previously belonged to an alchemist changes dimensions in the night. “The Mezzotint” features a painting of a house reenacting a gruesome scene from the house’s history. In “The Treasure of Abbot Thomas,” an antiquary who has discovered the location of a treasure gets far more than he bargained for.


                      James’s tales of the terror that hides beneath the prosaic continue to stun more than a century after they were written.

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                        Desperate Measures

                        Desperate Measures by Elle Casey | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®

                        Drawn together over a love of books, three women strike up an unlikely friendship, and end up forming bonds that move well beyond what any of them ever imagined possible. Desperate Measures serves up laughter, romance, cookies, tea - and a whole lot of love.


                        Aimee: A housewife left in the dust by her philandering husband, with an outdated high school education but a serious talent when it comes to confections...


                        Elizabeth: An accountant tired of crunching numbers for hundreds of clients with more money than they know what to do with...


                        Kiki: An exotic dancer who wants nothing more than to get out of the game...


                        Content warning: Due to sexy situations and content, this book is definitely not appropriate for younger readers.


                        A message from Elle about this book: Being a huge bookworm myself, the idea of writing a story about friends finding one another through books was really appealing to me. One thing I've learned about people who love books is that they come in all shapes and sizes and from all backgrounds and places, but the common ground of literature somehow makes everything work. When I was younger, I was the only bookworm I knew. Now that I'm an adult, I've found the joy of seeking others out and spending time with them. It's like a whole new world has opened up to me, and so of course I wanted to write about it! Not that I have a former stripper in my book club or anything...

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                          Title: The Innocence of Father Brown, Author: G. K. Chesterton

                          The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


                          Shortly after the publication of ORTHODOXY, G. K. Chesterton moved from London to Beaconsfield, where he met Father O'Connor. It was the combination of Father O'Connor's shrewd insights to the darker side of man's nature together with his mild appearance that suggested to Chesterton a character that became the unassuming, pudding-faced Father Brown.

                          Numerous short stories followed. All of them featuring this priest who appeared to know nothing yet in fact knew more about criminals than they knew about themselves. THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN is the first collection of these stories.

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                            Title: The Man of Property, Author: John Galsworthy

                            The Man of Property by John Galsworthy | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


                            The classic tale of a wealthy English family—and a jealous husband who will stop at nothing to gain dominion over his bride.


                            The first installment of the critically acclaimed Forsyte Saga introduces the Forsyte clan and their endlessly fascinating intrigues. Author John Galsworthy’s take on the constricted roles of women within the confines of marriage casts an unforgiving light on traditional courtship while rendering otherwise common domestic dramas in the luscious, indelible prose that would establish him as one of English literature’s brightest luminaries.


                            Upon acquainting the reader with the sprawling Forsyte dynasty, Galsworthy narrows his focus to the relationship between Soames Forsyte, a wealthy solicitor, and his stunning wife, Irene. Determined to keep Irene for himself, Soames slowly narrows his wife’s social circle before convincing her to move to a countryside home. And when Irene begins to take a romantic interest in architect Philip Bosinney, Soames will stop at nothing to ensure that Irene understands her place within their marriage.


                            Widely regarded as the finest novel in an exemplary series, The Man of Property is a groundbreaking work of Victorian literature and a delightful read from first page to last.

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                              Title: A Sicilian Romance, Author: Ann Radcliffe

                              A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


                              Ruined castles, secret passages, perpetually fainting heroines, the vile conniving schemes of the local gentry -- and, of course, things that go bump in the night: Radcliffe's A Sicilian Romance has all of that, and if Radcliffe didn't invent the form, certainly she brought it into full flower. If you haven't read Radcliffe, this first novel is a fine place to start . . .

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                                The Recipe


                                The Recipe by Candace Calvert | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


                                In this heartwarming romance novella by Candace Calvert, hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients—the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer—Aimee begins to question where she belongs.

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                                  Pocketful of Promises - Women


                                  Pocketful of Promises - Women by David C. Cook | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®


                                  Experience the Joy of God's Love and the Peace of His Presence!

                                  God loves you! He promises you a hope and a future! A Pocketful of Promises for Women is packed with powerful promises and personal love letters from God to you. In it's pages you will find inspiration, encouragement, comfort, peace, and guidance that will enable you to know God better and experience His goodness and provision in your life. you will discover constant reminders that He is with you, that He loves you, and is faithful to provide what you need for any and every situation you might face.

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