A Mother s Secret

Author: Renita D'Silva
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1910751936
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What if you discovered that everything you knew about yourself was a lie? When pregnant Jaya loses her mother, then her baby son Arun in a tragic cot death, her world crashes down. Overcome by grief and guilt, she begins to search for answers – to the enigma of her lonely, distant mother, and her mysterious past in India. Looking through her mother’s belongings, she finds two diaries and old photographs, carrying the smoky aroma of fire. A young boy smiles out at Jaya from every photograph – and in one, a family stand proudly in front of a sprawling mansion. Who is this child? And why did her mother treasure this memento of a regal family lost to the past? As Jaya starts to read the diaries, their secrets lead her back to India, to the ruin of a once grand house on a hill. There, Kali, a mad old lady, will unlock the story of a devastating lie and a fire that tore a family apart. Nothing though will prepare Jaya for the house’s final revelation, which will change everything Jaya knew about herself. If you enjoy Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Santa Montefiore, you will love this unforgettable journey through the lush landscape of India to the heart of what it means to be a mother and daughter. What everyone is saying about A Mother’s Secret: ‘5 out of 5 stars…I read it in one shot because I couldn’t bear to stop…what I can promise you is that it is a great read…A book that was an absolute pleasure to read.’ Any Excuse to Read ‘I loved this book, the descriptions of India, the mansion, the food and the people are swoon worthy. And the characters are so real, so believable, so frail and fraught with their own mistakes, I felt like I was an observer, watching real people as I read this book.’ For the Love of Books ‘I was hooked...I absolutely adored this book…This won my heart…5*.’ Laura’s Book Blog Corner ‘From the very beginning A Mother’s Secret by Renita D’Silva has rightfully bagged its place in my list of favourite books…The character development is phenomenal and these are characters that will remain etched in my memory for a long time…D’Silva weaves magic with her words…To say that D’Silva is a brilliant writer would not be an exaggeration…There were times during the course of the story that I became aware of goosebumps on my skin because of the very raw emotions…wonderful’ Indian Fiction for You ‘Love, loss, deceit, envy, pride, heartache …well-written, entertaining and satisfying.’ Janni B’s Books ‘Renita’s wonderful writing…radiates from the pages…an absorbing story…a story that unfolded layer by layer into what proved to be a beautifully crafted piece of writing where the author laid bare her heart and soul on every page…had me hooked throughout…a remarkable book…a feast for the senses and your imagination. I really was transported…once it caught me in its hold it didn’t let go until that jaw dropping moment near the very end that had me gasping out loud. I was beginning to wonder how all the dots as such could by joined together but the author did it with a mixture of sensitivity and flair that leaves the reader satisfied and very impressed.’ Shaz’s Book Blog ‘Beautifully written . . . Renita D’Silva skilfully weaves an enthralling tale . . . In so doing, she manages to seamlessly incorporate love, betrayal, disappointment, heartbreak, deceit and victory. This is a wonderful, evocative story that readers will easily embrace and enjoy.’ Jan’s Book Buzz

The Sugar Planter s Daughter

Author: Sharon Maas
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786810336
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A breathtaking and unforgettable story of a woman torn between her family and the man she loves. 1912, British Guiana, South America: Winnie Cox is about to marry George Quint, the love of her life. Born into a life of luxury and privilege on her father's sugar plantation, Winnie has turned against her family by choosing to be with George, a poor black postman from the slums. Winnie may be living in poverty, but she's got what sister Johanna doesn't have: a loving husband and a beautiful family. And despite Johanna running her family's sugar plantation, Winnie will always be their mother's favourite daughter, a bitter pill for Johanna to swallow. Then Winnie's son falls ill and she must travel to Venezuela desperate for a cure. With her sister away, Johanna finds herself increasingly drawn to George. But he only has eyes for Winnie. Johanna, stung by the rejection and the fragile state of her own marriage, is out for revenge, no matter how devastating the consequences. A compelling and evocative story of betrayal, temptation and buried secrets that will captivate fans of Dinah Jefferies and Kate Furnivall. What readers are saying about Sharon Maas: 'A beautifully written story of love against all the odds.' Portobello Book Blog 'A wonderful and heartrending book' Sean's Book Reviews 'A beautiful mesmerising work ... I was completely transported' Krafti Reader 'A terrific writer' Barbara Erskine 'A page-turning story, full of humanity, crossing cultures and continents, reminiscent of Andrea Levy.' Katie Fforde 'A beautiful story about tragic love and ultimately about forgiveness with powerful messages about love, life and learning to let things go in order to be happy.' Life With Joy 'Rich in detail and emotion and has the most beautiful and real description of loss I have ever read.' Shaz's Book Blog

Author: Χάνια Γιαναγκιχάρα
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180309663
Format: PDF, Docs
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Τέσσερις φίλοι και συμφοιτητές μετακομίζουν, μετά την αποφοίτησή τους, στη Νέα Υόρκη για να φτιάξουν τη ζωή τους – άφραγκοι, χαμένοι, με μόνο τους στήριγμα τη φιλία τους και τις φιλοδοξίες τους: Ο ευγενής, ωραίος Γουίλεμ, επίδοξος ηθοποιός· ο Τζέι Μπι, ζωγράφος από το Μπρούκλιν, που προσπαθεί να κατακτήσει τον καλλιτεχνικό κόσμο∙ ο Μάλκολμ, αρχιτέκτονας σε μια σημαντική εταιρεία∙ και ο Τζουντ – ο ιδιοφυής, αινιγματικός Τζουντ. Όπως περνούν οι δεκαετίες, οι σχέσεις τους βαθαίνουν, αλλά και σκοτεινιάζουν, καθώς τις χρωματίζουν ο εθισμός, η επιτυχία, η περηφάνια. Ωστόσο η σπουδαιότερη πρόκληση, συνειδητοποιούν όλοι, είναι ο ίδιος ο Τζουντ, πλέον ένας απίστευτα χαρισματικός δικηγόρος μα και ένας άνθρωπος ολοένα και πιο διαλυμένος, με το σώμα του και τον νου του σημαδεμένα από τους ανείπωτους τρόμους της παιδικής του ηλικίας – κυνηγημένος από τραύματα που φοβάται ότι όχι μόνο δεν θα ξεπεράσει ποτέ, αλλά και θα τον ορίζουν για πάντα. Με πρόζα πλούσια και λαμπρή, η Γιαναγκιχάρα γράφει έναν τραγικό, υπερβατικό ύμνο στην αγάπη, μια αριστοτεχνική απεικόνιση του σπαραγμού, της τυραννίας της μνήμης και των ορίων της ανθρώπινης αντοχής.

Author: William P. Young
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789600439281
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180311315
Format: PDF
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Το Μαγικό βουνό είναι ένα αριστούργημα της ευρωπαϊκής λογοτεχνίας από έναν νομπελίστα συγγραφέα που διερευνά τη γοητεία και τον εκφυλισμό των ιδεών σε μια εσωστρεφή κοινότητα τις παραμονές του Μεγάλου Πολέμου. Η υπόθεση είναι φαινομενικά απλή. Ο νεαρός μηχανικός από το Αμβούργο Χανς Κάστορπ επισκέπτεται το σανατόριο Μπέργκχοφ της Ελβετίας για να δει τον ξάδερφό του. Μια μικρή αδιαθεσία και ένας παρατεταμένος πυρετός οδηγούν το γιατρό του σανατορίου, αυλικό σύμβουλο Μπέρενς, να του προτείνει να παρατείνει την παραμονή του. Τελικά ο Χανς Κάστορπ αποφασίζει να μείνει στο σανατόριο για τρεις βδομάδες. Μόνο που οι τρεις βδομάδες, χωρίς να το καταλάβει, μετατρέπονται σε επτά χρόνια, καθώς ο Χανς ερωτεύεται και μεθά από τις ιδέες που ακούει να συζητιούνται εκεί.

Secrets of My Heart

Author: Imania Margria
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483452522
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The deepest desires hidden in the depth of my eyes, These are just a few secrets taking refuge in my heart ... Everyone has secrets hidden somewhere deep inside of them. Not everyone has the courage to reveal the secrets hidden deep inside them because they are afraid they might negatively affect their lives. But when the risk is worth taking, releasing the burden of secrets can provide rewards greater than our fears. In her collection of poetry and prose, Imania Margria shares long-hidden secrets of her heart with the hope that she will inspire others to do the same. Within verse that explores secrets of love, forbidden desire, hope, loss, and passion offered in English, Italian, and Spanish, Margria candidly reflects on her emotions as she searches for answers, her purpose, and her true love. Included in her poignant collection is an excerpt of Margria's soon-to-be-released romance novel, Eyes.

The Visible World

Author: Mark Slouka
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547525214
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“A vibrantly told love story” with tragic roots in WWII Czechoslovakia (The Washington Post). An American-born son of Czech immigrants grows up in postwar New York, part of a boisterous community of the displaced where he learns fragments of European history, Czech fairy tales, and family secrets gleaned from overheard conversations. Central in his young imagination is the heroic account of the seven Czech parachutists who, in 1942, assassinated a high-ranking Nazi. Yet one essential story has always evaded him: his mother’s. He suspects she had a great wartime love, the loss of which bred a sadness that slowly engulfed her. As an adult, he travels to Prague, hoping to piece together her hidden past—leading to the compelling story at the heart of The Visible World—an “almost unbearably poignant work . . . a penetrating, beautifully composed novel from a writer with a tangible sense of place and period,” the acclaimed author of Brewster and God’s Fool, named a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle (Booklist). “The sheer beauty of Mark Slouka’s prose will draw comparisons to The English Patient.” —Gary Shteyngart, New York Times–bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story “A book that will last.” —Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author of Let the Great World Spin