Loving Ashe (Celebrity Series Book 1) by Liz Durano

It’s been three years since Riley Eames’ last break-up and if there’s anything she’s learned about love, it’s that love hurts – and it leaves many questions unanswered. So when her ex-boyfriend calls her for a booty call, she jumps at the chance, if only to get the answers she needs. But when she ends up trapped in the hotel elevator with Hollywood’s latest heartthrob Ashe Hunter, the last thing Riley expects is to fall in love again, even if it means opening herself up to the painful answers she’s always wanted to know – answers that have been right in front of her all along.

Author: Liz Durano

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
134 reviews

The First Time I Said Goodbye by Claire Allan

Would you hold on tighter if you knew you were saying goodbye forever?In 1959, factory girl Stella Hegarty finds herself falling unexpectedly for the charms of a handsome US marine based in Derry.Caught up in a whirlwind of romance, Stella finds herself planning a new life in America with her beloved Ray.But when tragedy steps in, both their lives are thrown into turmoil and they come to realise they may have said their first, and last goodbye.In 2010, Annabel Jackson, reeling from the loss of her father, agrees to accompany her mother Stella back to Ireland to meet her family for the first time. In Derry they both start to realise that sometimes you have to say goodbye to what you thought you always wanted, in order to find what you have needed all along.Editorial Reviews“One of the most scrumptious books i think I’ve ever read”All Things Books“Like a hug in a book! … ideal book for those who doubts there’s such a thing as having it all” – Woman’s Way“An amazing story of first love and how, even years later, the feelings can still exist. Based on a true story, this was my favourite tale of true love in recent years. Sweet, warm and endearing, it stayed with me for weeks after I had finished it. For all of us that believe there is a soulmate out there for everyone.” Bleach House LibraryQuite simply, this is one of the nicest, warmest and moving love stories I have read in years and I found myself very emotional while reading it. It had some personal meaning to me, as it was a similar tale to a relative of mine, and I had to stop reading a few times in order to pull myself together. I didn’t want it to end and the lump in my throat remains with me, even as I write this review. Writing.ieI LOVED this book. I was completely absorbed in it …I really couldn’t put it down – At Home with Mrs M“A feel-good, touching and amusing tale which readers will find hard to put down” – Irish Independent

Author: Claire Allan

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
489 reviews

Tainted Kiss (Tainted Knights Book 1) by Terri Anne Browning and Shauna Kruse

With one kiss she was his. From USA Today bestselling author Terri Anne Browning, comes a new ROCKER series—Tainted Knights. All it took was one look, one kiss. The promises he made—I should have known better. He was a rock star and I had no time for a guy like him in my life. I fell anyway. I believed his promises. Held onto them and waited. But the thing about rockers is that their private lives are never truly private. Seeing him on the cover of a national tabloid shouldn’t have surprised me. Seeing him with two women all over him? That nearly broke me. Now the memory of that first magical kiss was TAINTED. *NEW SERIES*STANDALONE

Author: Terri Anne Browning and Shauna Kruse

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
102 reviews

When Love Comes (Diamond Creek, Alaska Novels Book 1) by J.H. Croix

Welcome to the bestselling Diamond Creek, Alaska Novels – a steamy contemporary romance series! A poignant, sexy and heartwarming love story set against the stark beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. After a few years away, Hannah Gray returns home to Diamond Creek, Alaska. Once wild and impulsive, she shut her heart off to love and adventure after her parents died. Hannah hopes to rebuild her life and find joy again.

Burned once before, Luke Winters has committed himself to nothing but casual dalliances with women. Rugged and sexy, Luke finds no shortage of women happy to oblige. When Hannah and Luke meet, their attraction is instant. Both fight the depth of their feelings—love is not part of the plan.

Hannah’s sense of identity is shaken when she unearths a surprising truth about her family. Meanwhile, Luke’s interfering family and complications from his past challenge Hannah and Luke to face their true feelings for each other.

Can two people who don’t believe love is worth the risk find the courage to face their fears and open their hearts?

*All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.

Author: J.H. Croix

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
238 reviews

The Solitude of Passion by Addison Moore

I loved Mitch with all my heart and then he was gone. It was his enemy, Max Shepherd, who helped me walk through that fire. And when the time came to move on, I married him as well. That’s usually where the story ends, where life continues at its own unsteady pace. But Mitch came back seemingly from the dead. He’s seen what I’ve done and who I’ve done it with. And now I have a choice to make–only I can’t seem to make it and life continues at its own unsteady pace. I had wished Mitch were alive again–and now I have one too many husbands and an impossibility to contend with. It will all work out in the end, as soon as I figure out how to slice my beating heart in two. From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore…Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books…easy, frothy fun!

Author: Addison Moore

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
307 reviews

The Valley of Fear (Wisehouse Classics Edition – with original illustrations by Frank Wiles) by Arthur Conan Doyle and Frank Wiles

The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915. The first book edition was copyrighted in 1914, and it was first published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915, and illustrated by Arthur I. Keller.The novel starts when Sherlock Holmes receives a mysterious book ciphered message from an agent to Professor Moriarty using the pseudonym Fred Porlock. Holmes deduces the book used for encryption to be a monthly almanac; however, he initially uses the latest publication, which leads him to decipher Porlock’s message as a statement that the “Maharata Government is pigs bristles” …This edition by Wisehouse Classics includes all of the stories with the original illustrations by Frank Wiles. (more on www.wisehouse-classics.com)

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle and Frank Wiles

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
292 reviews

Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

After 40 years of marriage, Olivia Glass thought she could handle the unexpected death of her husband, but when Ben’s will reveals a long-held, life-altering secret, she suffers a blow no widow should ever experience.Olivia learns that she gave birth to a baby who later died in the nursery. Instead of telling his wife what happened, Ben switched the child with another. And as if that’s not enough, Ben’s will doesn’t reveal which of their five sons is truly not hers.While an attorney searches for the answers, Olivia visits each of her sons to share a final connection before facing the truth that will change the dynamics of an already grief-stricken family. During the visits, Olivia learns that each of her sons has been harboring a painful secret, just like his father. Olivia challenges herself to re-assemble and save their relationships. But will the secrets destroy their family beyond repair?

Author: James J. Cudney

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
132 reviews

The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

The fates of two ill-matched couples intertwine in this poignant masterpiece from one of England’s greatest novelists Eustacia Vye is as wild and beautiful as the landscape that surrounds her grandfather’s house on Egdon Heath. Dark-haired, tempestuous, and haughty, she yearns to escape her rural corner of England, and believes that by marrying Clym Yeobright, a native of the heath just returned from Paris, she will find the romance and adventure her heart craves. But Clym’s interests run in the opposite direction—toward comfort, community, and tradition—and the young couple’s happy union soon turns miserable. When a former suitor pays a fateful visit, Eustacia must decide whether to break her vows to Clym or forego her exotic dreams forever.   One of Thomas Hardy’s most beloved novels, The Return of the Native brilliantly evokes the dangerous allure of romantic fantasies. Rich in mythological allusions yet grounded in the hard realities of nineteenth-century village life, it is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies ever told.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.  

Author: Thomas Hardy

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
211 reviews

Penrod by Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington’s humorous take on youth, imagination, and the seemingly endless font of adult foolishness Penrod Schofield is the epitome of a precocious twelve-year-old: crafty in his dealings developing a business and mischievous in his interactions at the local grammar school. He is neither a rascal nor a paragon of virtue, but rather an ordinary boy growing up in a rural early-nineteenth-century Indiana town. In these comic sketches by Booth Tarkington, it is up to Penrod, along with his dog, Duke, and friends Sam, Herman, and Verman, to rescue themselves from countless scrapes and humiliations—usually of the adults’ making.    Penrod is deliriously effective in its evocation both of an earlier era and of the unfettered joy of being a young man in a world of bikes, cap guns, and cranky authority figures. Tarkington’s heartwarming story highlights the naiveté of youth—and the hypocrisy of adulthood.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author: Booth Tarkington

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
200 reviews

O Pioneers! (The Prairie Trilogy Book 1) by Willa Cather

Willa Cather’s powerful story about a family of farmers—an instant American classic The first novel in Willa Cather’s Great Plains trilogy tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of immigrants eking out a hardscrabble life as farmers in Nebraska at the turn of the nineteenth century. Alexandra, the eldest child of Bergson patriarch John, inherits the family farm when her father dies. Left to raise her father’s three sons and somehow turn a struggling farm around, Alexandra is tasked with pulling her family up by its bootstraps.   Unfortunately, her brothers aren’t made of the same strong pioneer stock as she is. When drought, depression, and other agricultural disasters hit, it’s up to Alexandra to pull the family through. Along the way, the neighbor boy, Carl Linstrum, catches her eye. But when families begin lighting out for greener pastures in the West, the Bergsons’ fortunes take a turn. Can the family survive the brutal Midwest hardships, or worse—the Bergson brothers’ frivolous nature? Will Alexandra, emotional lodestone and embodiment of the American can-do spirit, ever find happiness—or love? Cather’s novel shows readers the story of the American frontier.    This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.  

Author: Willa Cather

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
1741 reviews