Adam Bede by George Eliot

George Eliot’s debut novel tells a story of love in rural eighteenth-century England Adam Bede is an upstanding, hardworking, intelligent young man, the kind of person who knows what he wants—and what he wants is the incredibly shallow Hetty Sorrel. Though Hetty is a milkmaid, she harbors dreams of becoming a dignified member of the upper class. To that end, she has set her sights on Captain Arthur Donnithorne, a squire and heir to much of the town’s wealth. Meanwhile, Dinah Morris, Hetty’s compassionate cousin, harbors irrepressible romantic feelings for Adam.   This love rectangle forms the character basis for one of the greatest English novels of all time. Upon its release in 1859, Adam Bede was immediately lauded as a seminal work for its depiction of English country life at the turn of the nineteenth century, garnering the praise of Charles Dickens. Eliot’s deft mixing of the fictional with the real has made Adam Bede a timeless classic.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author: George Eliot

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
241 reviews

Juliana:: Book 1 (Juliana Series) by Vanda

Alice “Al” Huffman comes from the potato fields of Long Island with her beau, her best girlfriend and her girlfriend’s beau to make it on the Broadway stage only to find she has no talent. On the kids’ first day in New York City, they meet Maxwell P. Hartwell III, a failed nightclub owner and Broadway producer, who, according to Al, looks a little like Clark Gable. He invites them to a nightclub where Al hears Juliana, the glamorous, perpetually-on-the-brink-of stardom nightclub singer, sing for the first time. Al is instantly drawn to her and seeks her out. Juliana, a sexual risk-taker, easily reels in the mesmerized Al.

Al is increasingly pulled into a secret gay underworld of men who wear dresses and women who smoke cigars, while her childhood friends continue in their “normal” lives. Al glides easily between the two worlds until these worlds begin to collide.

Author: Vanda

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
105 reviews

To Save a Sinner by Adele Clee

Historical Regency Romance

To Save a Sinner
Shunned by Society for causing the death of Lord Banbury, the charismatic Lucas Dempsey is disowned by his family and sent to live in Boston. When his brother pleads for his return, Lucas expects to be the topic of scandalous gossip. He did not expect to be woken from his bed by an intriguing young lady determined to save his wicked soul.

Winner of the 2015 Chicago-North RWA Fire & Ice Contest (historical category)

Author: Adele Clee

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
385 reviews

Shadowland by C.M. Gray

This is the story that came before, when Britain was just a Shadowland.We grow up with the Legend of King Arthur, but where did he come from? Who was Merlin? What part did the Druids play in bringing Arthur to his round table? On the night of Midwinter’s Eve, a storyteller takes his listeners back to the Dark Ages and a tale from his youth:`I have lived more years than I can remember, probably more than the sum of all your years combined. Kings have called me friend and brigands have sworn to burn the flesh from my bones, even if they have to search all seven halls of the shadowland to find me.’Deserted by its Roman masters, Britain has been invaded by the Saxons at the invitation of Vortigern, traitorous leader of the Britons. As the tribes unite to reclaim their land, one man must rise to lead them and become their only true king.

Author: C.M. Gray

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
278 reviews

Out of the Shoebox: An Autobiographic Mystery (Historical Nonfiction story) by Yaron Reshef

Did you ever get a phone call that changed your life?That is what happened to author of this book. A mysterious unexpected phone call hurls Yaron Reshef into an intensive two-year journey, during which he has to solve a mystery that took shape in the 1930s and gradually unfolded in the present. A mysterious lot, a forgotten bank account, a people long gone ”” along with their memory which were obliterated during the Holocaust. All of these rise to the surface, bearing with them memories and emotions previously hidden away in the shoebox.Out of the Shoebox is a fascinating journal that reads like a detective story, comes across as an imaginative quest into the past, yet is the true personal story of the writer, Yaron Reshef. “I had no intention of writing a book. I had no need to write a story in general nor a story about my family and the Holocaust in particular. But life being what it is, sometimes things happen in mysterious, even surprising ways. Stuff that used to take center stage moves to the background, and background stuff moves downstage and center. That’s what happened in my case.” Yaron Reshef *** I read this fascinating book as a “quest story” and couldn’t stop reading it even for one moment. It is the story of the children of holocaust victims”. Rose Finkelman “Together with its literary values, Yaron Reshef’s book,” Out of the Shoebox”, can be used as a textbook or a model for anyone who believes in Intuitive Methods of information search”. A. Panini “It’s a long time since I enjoyed so much reading a historical story. It is an optimistic novel that tells us about the nature of reconciliation and acceptance”. Moses Bari Out of the shoebox reads absolutely like a detective story. When I read Yaron’s book I felt like “hearing the author voice reading me the story”. It was a spiritual experience for me. Ruth Levine Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Author: Yaron Reshef

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
481 reviews

Modern Sorcery (Jonathan Shade Book 1) by Gary Jonas

A SAVAGE MURDERA husband armed with a sword hacks apart his wife in a Denver grocery store. There are dozens of witnesses, and the crime is captured on the security cameras. To the police, it’s an open-and-shut case.To Naomi, the daughter of the couple, it’s evidence of dark magic. She hires her ex-lover, a private investigator named Jonathan Shade to prove her father is innocent.Shade specializes in paranormal cases, but he isn’t buying it. Still, he takes the case, hoping to rekindle their relationship. Instead, Shade finds himself mixed up in supernatural intrigue with wizards, magically engineered assassins, and an ancient sorcerer returned to life who’s willing to kill anyone who stands in his way.Too bad Shade doesn’t have any magic. The Jonathan Shade series so far:Modern SorceryAcheron HighwayDragon GateAnubis Nights 

Author: Gary Jonas

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
175 reviews

The Forgotten Wife: A Regency Romance (A Forbidden Love Novella Series Book 3) by Bree Wolf

They married for love.Now, he does not remember her.William Everett, Earl of Harrington, cannot remember the past few years of his life.One moment of carelessness destroyed everything and tied him to a woman he does not recognise. Her sad eyes follow him wherever he goes, always hopeful, and every day, he does not remember her, the pain resting in those gentle eyes grows and grows.Guilt claims William’s heart. He knows he ought to love her. But how can he love someone he doesn’t even remember?Catherine Everett, Countess of Harrington, is devastated.After a riding accident, her husband looks at her and sees a stranger. Gone are the years they spent together. Gone is the love that always shone in his eyes.In its place, she sees doubt and uncertainty.Unwilling to share her life with a husband who once loved her but now only feels the ties of obligation, Catherine risks it all and agrees to her sister’s daring plan.Will Catherine find a way to reclaim her husband’s heart? Or is a love once lost gone forever?*Although each novella can be read as a stand-alone, 1 & 2 as well as 3 & 4 form a pair, following the search for love of two siblings. Therefore, I’d advise against reading them out of order.A Forbidden Love Novella Series#1 The Wrong Brother#2 A Brilliant Rose#3 The Forgotten Wife#4 An Unwelcome Proposal (coming February 28, 2017)More to follow! Love’s Second Chance Series#1 Forgotten & Remembered – The Duke’s Late Wife#2 Cursed & Cherished – The Duke’s Wilful Wife#3 Despised & Desired – The Marquess’ Passionate Wife#4 Abandoned & Protected – The Marquis’ Tenacious Wife#5 Ruined & Redeemed – The Earl’s Fallen Wife (coming June 22, 2017)#6 Betrayed & Blessed – The Viscount’s Shrewd Wife (coming fall 2017)More to follow!

Author: Bree Wolf

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
63 reviews

Blowing on Dandelions: A Novel (Love Blossoms in Oregon Series Book 1) by Miralee Ferrell

Do Dandelion Wishes Actually Come True?  Katherine Galloway knew this moment of calm wouldn’t last, blown away like the dandelion seeds she scattered as a girl. In 1880, three years after her husband’s death, she struggles to run an Oregon boardinghouse and raise two girls alone. Things don’t get easier when her critical, domineering mother moves in. Katherine must make the situation work, but standing up for herself and her family while honoring her mother isn’t easy. And with a daughter entering the teenage years, the pressure on Katherine becomes close to overwhelming. Then she crosses paths with Micah Jacobs, a widower who could reignite her heart, but she fears a relationship with him might send things over the edge. She must find the strength, wisdom, hope, and faith to remake her life, for everything is about to change.

Author: Miralee Ferrell

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
370 reviews