Up to the Challenge

Author: Terri Osburn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781477809686
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"When the Dempsey patriarch suffers a heart attack, Lucas Dempsey steps up to keep the doors of the family restaurant open. The proverbial prodigal son returns home to Anchor Island?putting family first and his quest to make partner at his high-powered law firm on hold. Sporting a bruised ego after losing his fianc?e to his older brother, Lucas would rather walk on glass than spend six weeks within spitting distance of the happy couple. But family duty calls. And that duty includes working side-by-side with a tantalizing spitfire intent on driving him mad. Tough-as-nails boat mechanic Sid Navarro is happy to trade her tools for an apron to help the Dempseys in their time of need. That is, until she realizes she?ll be working alongside Lucas, the man she?s loved from afar since she first laid eyes on him in high school. Lucas could charm the paint off a schooner, but Sid knows she doesn?t fit his girl-next-door type. To show her true feelings would mean certain heartbreak, but the temptation of Lucas in her bed might be more than she can resist. After a rocky start punctuated by verbal barbs and exasperating arguments, things heat up between them?big-time?but their steamy affair turns more than casual in a matter of weeks. Sid?s life has become the dream she?s always wanted, and Lucas has fallen hard for the last woman he ever expected to love." -- from publisher's website.

More to Give

Author: Terri Osburn
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 9781477826041
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Callie Henderson had to fight to put her tragic past behind her, but now the up-and-coming player in the hospitality industry is well on her way to happiness. She has her sights set on the lead renovation position at the Sunset Harbor Inn--an inn that just happens to be owned by Sam Edwards, the man who comforted her in her grief and gave her one night of passion before walking away. Sam is searching for someone who can turn his quaint inn into a premier boutique hotel. He just never expected that someone to be the one woman who knows his deepest secrets. But he needs Callie, and Callie needs the job. Throw in a talking parrot with a cracker addiction, some uncooperative islanders, and enough sexual sparks to light a beachside bonfire, and they've got their work cut out for them.... More to Give is a story of heartbreak and healing, of facing the past...and having the courage to believe in a future.

Shipwreck

Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439519752
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Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.

Home to Stay

Author: Terri Osburn
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 9781477818367
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Willow Parsons's two new best friends are getting married, putting her squarely on the sidelines of romance--which suits her just fine. After the nightmarish situation she escaped from, featuring the ultimate Mr. Wrong, she is more than happy to spend her days slinging drinks in Dempsey's Bar & Grill, and her nights alone. But her Anchor Island refuge has just one catch: muscle-bound charmer Randy Navarro. Everyone in town knows that Randy, owner of the local fitness club, is a giant teddy bear. Everyone, it seems, except for Willow. He's convinced that her avoidance is more than just playing hard to get, and is determined to uncover the secrets that shadow her lovely eyes. But when old fears are dragged into the light, can Randy get Willow to stay and fight for their love...or will she take flight, leaving him and Anchor Island behind? Home to Stay is a charming, romantic tale about following your heart to find where you belong.

Meant to Be

Author: Terri Osburn
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 9781612183084
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Sometimes the next best thing is what you've been looking for all along.... Beth Chandler has spent her whole life pleasing others. She went to law school to make her grandparents happy. She agreed to marry her workaholic boyfriend, Lucas, to make him happy. And, despite her fear of boats, she took a ferry to see Lucas's parents just to make them happy. While suffering through a panic attack on the ferry, Beth meets a tall, sexy stranger who talks her down from her fear--and makes her heart flutter in the process. Soon, she has a new reason to panic: her gorgeous, blue-eyed rescuer is Lucas's brother, Joe. But could she ever leave her fiancé for his own brother...even if Lucas is more focused on making partner than on making their relationship work...and even if Joe turns out to be everything she never knew she wanted?

Desolation Island Vol Book 5 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393088529
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"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy—and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...

Gould s Book of Fish

Author: Richard Flanagan
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802191991
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Winner of the Commonwealth Prize New York Times Book Review—Notable Fiction 2002 Entertainment Weekly—Best Fiction of 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Review—Best of the Best 2002 Washington Post Book World—Raves 2002 Chicago Tribune—Favorite Books of 2002 Christian Science Monitor—Best Books 2002 Publishers Weekly—Best Books of 2002 The Cleveland Plain Dealer—Year’s Best Books Minneapolis Star Tribune—Standout Books of 2002 Once upon a time, when the earth was still young, before the fish in the sea and all the living things on land began to be destroyed, a man named William Buelow Gould was sentenced to life imprisonment at the most feared penal colony in the British Empire, and there ordered to paint a book of fish. He fell in love with the black mistress of the warder and discovered too late that to love is not safe; he attempted to keep a record of the strange reality he saw in prison, only to realize that history is not written by those who are ruled. Acclaimed as a masterpiece around the world, Gould’s Book of Fish is at once a marvelously imagined epic of nineteenth-century Australia and a contemporary fable, a tale of horror, and a celebration of love, all transformed by a convict painter into pictures of fish.

Anchor

Author: Nicole Blanchard
Publisher: Bolero Books, LLC (new account)
ISBN: 1941665810
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These U.S. Marines are always the first to fight when it comes to their country…or the women they love. Former Marine turned Coast Guard Gabriel Rossi, traded the brutal desert for the unforgiving sea to be closer to his family. When a woman risks her life to save his young daughter, Gabe will stop at nothing to bring her home safe. Chloe McKinney would be the first to say she isn’t a hero. But when a man draws a gun and threatens the passengers on a ferry, she’s the only one who steps in the line of fire to protect a little girl, even if it means sacrificing herself. As the clock ticks down to an explosive confrontation, Gabe and Chloe must trust one another if they’re going to make it to morning alive. Anchor is the thrilling prequel to the pulse-pounding First to Fight Series by Nicole Blanchard.

The Island of the Day Before

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547563892
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After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing. As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he remembers chapters from his youth: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy. In this fascinating, lyrical tale, Umberto Eco tells of a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and of a most amazing old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood.

The Last in Love

Author: Terri Osburn
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 9781477848517
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Abby Williams lost her husband--and the future she envisioned--to a roadside bomb in a foreign land, so a kitchen fire is no big deal. When the local firemen show up to put out the blaze, the army widow finds herself attracted to one hot volunteer firefighter...until she realizes it's Justin Donovan, a man five years her junior. Justin has long carried a torch for Abby. But after she got married ten years ago, he put her out of his mind, left Ardent Springs for Chicago, and got a job as a real estate developer. Now he's back--for reasons he'd rather not share--and he wants to prove to Abby that age is nothing but a number. Will Abby's reluctance and Justin's secrets extinguish any attempts at romance? Or will the sparks between them ignite a second chance at love?