A Painted House

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307576040
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The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a "good crop." Thus begins the new novel from John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. A Painted House is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

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In the aftermath of a war that almost destroyed Earth, the Alliance now rules, but not everyone chooses to live by their laws. Alayna is a rebel living by her own rules in the harsh badlands, outside the Alliance's control. She is a thief, stealing from the wealthy to provide for those who cannot survive on their own, all while hiding the tattoo that marks her as one of the few remaining fertile women on Earth...making her a target. Alliance Elites Nikolai Grekov and Colin Nielson are stationed at a neglected base on the edge of the badlands after years spent in space. Their orders are to track down an elusive thief that's been plaguing the area's outposts, but they also have their own agenda. Both men want to find and claim a fertile woman to call their own and fulfill their dreams of becoming a family. When the men catch the sexy, headstrong, thief breaking into their home, they claim Alayna for their own. Nikolai and Colin may have claimed their chosen, but the battle for her heart has just begun. Can they find a way to win her trust or will their beautiful renegade's need for freedom destroy their chance of happiness?

Proving Paul s Promise

Author: Tammy Falkner
Publisher: Night Shift Publishing
ISBN: 0988742993
Format: PDF, Kindle
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He has watched her from afar...Paul Reed has been raising children since he was a child himself, but he wouldn't change his life, even if given an opportunity. That is, until one of his brothers says four little words that shake the foundation of his world. "She's not a lesbian," shouldn't be quite so earth shattering, but suddenly the woman he loves is available, and he'll do whatever it takes to win her over.They call her Friday, and she's hiding more than just her name...Friday has worked in the Reeds' tattoo parlor for four years. She's become more than just an employee, and she loves being in the middle of something so wonderful. She treasures the way the Reeds live for one another, and she adores the way they take care of their family. She would do just about anything to be part of it, if not for the fact that she doesn't deserve a family of her own. Or does she? Friday is punishing herself for her past, and by doing so, she pushes away the one man who could truly love...

Love s Not Terrifying

Author: Elizabeth Lennox
Publisher: Elizabeth Lennox Books (www.ElizabethLennox.com)
ISBN: 1940134323
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We can't be ruled by our past - but Alana's present and future are too scary to let the extravagant and overwhelming Gus Attracelli too close. Unfortunately, Gus isn't one to take no for an answer. Several brief views, near misses and alluring side stepping cause Gus to think he's losing his mind over an elusive woman that can't possibly measure up to his expectations. But her perfume haunts him, a glimpse of her hair intrigues him and a view of just her legs and derriere taunt him until he's obsessed with finding out who this mysterious woman is. With her past history, Alana can't imagine why any man would come near her, much less pursue her with such blinding ferocity as Gus does. She's terrified of the things he can make her feel and runs away from him whenever he comes too close. But Gus never gives up. Can Alana take another chance on love? Can she trust her heart and her future to Gus? Or should she just hide away from him, protecting herself from the crushing pain of heartache if it doesn't work out?

Beautiful Bride

Author: Tammy Falkner
Publisher: Night Shift Publishing
ISBN: 163455003X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Visit with: Logan, Emily, and Kit Pete and Reagan Matt, Sky, Seth, Joey, Mellie, Hoppy and Matty Paul, Friday, Hayley, and PJ and Sam The whole family is hanging out at the beach for a special event, and would love for you to come and join them. There might even be a wedding!

Cursed

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1444781480
Format: PDF
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A compelling novel from Jennifer L. Armentrout, the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series. Dying sucks - and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows. Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things - including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children with abilities even weirder than hers. But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not have been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

A Grim Holiday

Author: M.K. Eidem
Publisher: Turtle Point Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1310280347
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It's the Holidays on Luda or at least the Tornian version of the Holidays. When Lisa learned about the Festival of the Goddess she was initially excited, that was before she learned just how Tornians celebrated. The blending of families and traditions was never easy but Lisa and the girls were determined to bring their version of the Holidays to Luanda and the people they had come to love.

Purely Professional

Author: Elia Winters
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 1426897863
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Columnist Bridget Hartwell agrees to write about BDSM to impress her new executive editor at Sultry, the "sex-positive magazine for sex-positive women." Unfortunately, it's a topic she knows absolutely nothing about…but if she ever wants that promotion, she'll need to learn the ropes, fast. English professor Max Harlow is active in the Dom/sub scene, but only for casual play. He's never found his ideal partner: a woman who is his equal, but sexually submissive. When he's asked to explain the lifestyle to his cute but obviously inexperienced neighbor, Max is certain it's best to approach it academically—to keep things purely professional. Until Bridget's first article is a huge hit, giving her the perfect excuse to delve deeper into the naturally submissive side of her sexuality. As their encounters intensify and each of her boundaries is skillfully pushed, Bridget must decide what this all means…for her identity, her career and, most importantly, her future with Max. 60,000 words

Casey s Warriors

Author: Ann Mayburn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523409716
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Lorn Adar has searched more than a lifetime to find his bondmate--the one woman he was born to love and the only woman who can save him from the approaching madness that threatens all unbonded males of his race. When a wormhole opens from his galaxy to Earth and the women who could hold their future, Lorn will do all in his power to not only find his mate, but show her a Universe she never knew existed. Casey Westfall's normal life changed forever when she finds the sexy leather clad man on her doorstep. One innocent kiss leads to an adventure that will span worlds and Casey will have to choose between the man who is the other half of her soul and never seeing her family or her world again. To complicate matters Kadothians live in polyamerous family units and Lorn will have to convince his Earth bride to accept not only his love, but the love of his best friend and brothers in arms or risk the chance of losing them to either the madness or the Hive--the race of sociopathic women bent on destroying and enslaving everything in their path, but Casey can't see loving more than one man as being anything other than a sin. Lorn will have to teach his bride that she was created for both of them just as they were created only for her. In a Universe where all is possible, the battle to protect not only his people, but his heart rests on the soul of a human woman who must face the unknown and take a leap of faith that could save or destroy them all.