Finding Esme

Finding Esme
Author: Suzanne Crowley
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-08-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780062352484

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Twelve-year-old Esme’s life changes when she discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s peach farm in Texas. Fans of Wendy Maas and Lynda Mullaly Hunt will love this perfectly pitched story about friendship, family, and loss from Suzanne Crowley, the acclaimed author of The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous. After her grandfather died from a heart attack while driving his tractor on Solace Hill, twelve-year-old Esme's been inextricably drawn to that spot, although her grandmother warns her to stay away. But when she follows her little brother, Bo, and her dog, Old Jack, up the hill while chasing fireflies, she makes an incredible discovery—dinosaur bones peeking out from underneath the abandoned tractor. The bones must be a message from her grandfather, a connection from beyond the grave. But when word gets out that the farm is hiding something valuable, reporters, researchers, and neighbors arrive in droves. Esme struggles to understand who has her best interests at heart, especially as the memory of her grandfather begins to slip away. Full of friendship and adventure, and featuring a palpable Texas setting, Finding Esme is a moving and heartfelt story about family, friendship, and learning to deal with loss. From acclaimed author Suzanne Crowley, this engaging adventure set on a Texas peach farm is just right for fans of Rebecca Stead and Ann M. Martin.

Troubled Waters Montana Rescue Book 4

Troubled Waters  Montana Rescue Book  4
Author: Susan May Warren
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781493412556

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Billionaire Ian Shaw can have everything he wants--except a happy ending. Or at least that's what it feels like with his fortune recently liquidated, his niece, Esme, still missing, and the woman he loves refusing to speak to him. In fact, he doubts she would date him even if they were stranded on a deserted island. Despite her love for Ian, Sierra Rose knows he has no room in his life for her as long as the mystery of his missing niece goes unsolved. The only problem is, Sierra has solved it, but a promise to Esme to keep her whereabouts secret has made it impossible to be around Ian. When the PEAK chopper is damaged and Sierra lacks the funds to repair it, Ian offers a fundraising junket for large donors on his yacht in the Caribbean. But the three-day excursion turns into a nightmare when a rogue wave cripples the yacht and sends the passengers overboard. Shaken up and soaked to the bone, Ian finally has a chance to test his theory when he and Sierra do indeed find themselves washed up on a strange, empty shore. It will take guts and gumption for the PEAK team to rescue the duo. But it will take a miracle to rescue Ian and Sierra's relationship.

Amazing Esme and the Sweetshop Circus

Amazing Esme and the Sweetshop Circus
Author: Tamara Macfarlane
Publsiher: Hachette Children's
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-05-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781444905342

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Esme is seriously bored of all the work and practice her mother keeps insisting she does in order to perfect her circus performance. So when an idea forms in Esme's head of adding some fun animals to her performance, she knows just who to call ... her cousins at Maclinkey Castle who have all manner of odd pets. With little rehearsal Esme and her act perform on the high wire. But disaster strikes and her co-stars tumble to the ground. Donk won't wake up and now everyone in town thinks that Circus Miranda is cruel to animals. What can Esme do to stop the crowds from leaving the circus? The answer lies in her punishment of being made to run the lowly sweet treats stand and being banned from performing. With a little bit of maple syrup, chocolate, caramel and a dash of teamwork, surely the kids can tempt the crowds back...?

Wild Montana Skies Montana Rescue Book 1

Wild Montana Skies  Montana Rescue Book  1
Author: Susan May Warren
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-10-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781493405282

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Bestselling Author's New Series Delivers Romance and Adventure as an SAR Team Searches for Others--and Finds Themselves Search and rescue pilot Kacey Fairing is home on leave in Mercy Falls, Montana, twelve years after she joined the military to escape the mistakes of her past. With a job waiting for her as the new lead pilot of Peak Rescue in Glacier National Park, Kacey hopes to reconnect with the now-teenage daughter she sees only between deployments. What she doesn't realize is that someone else is also back in town. Ben King has been building his country music career since the day Kacey shut him out of her life. Now all of that's on hold when his injured father calls him home to help run Peak Rescue until he's fully recovered. It doesn't take long, though, to discover his father's ulterior motives as Kacey Fairing walks into the house and back into his heart. With Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben are forced to work together to save lives. But when floodwaters turn personal, can they put aside the past to save their future?

Death Plans a Perfect Trip

Death Plans a Perfect Trip
Author: Mary Jane Maffini
Publsiher: Beyond The Page
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-05-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781954717978

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When her mother disappears, professional organizer Charlotte Adams will have to take off on a very disorganized trip across Europe to save her life . . . It’s not unusual for Esme Adams to dash off overseas with no warning, but when weeks pass and Charlotte still hasn’t heard from her, she begins to worry that her mother’s in danger and has gone into hiding. Before she can even begin to guess where to start looking, though, Charlotte finds her own home ransacked and then set ablaze. Determined to escape a more serious attack while the police investigate, she sets off for Europe, hoping to track down her mother at one of her secluded getaway spots. As Charlotte follows a winding trail of clues through Paris, Lisbon, Milan and beyond—narrowly missing her mother in each city, and just as narrowly eluding her pursuers—secrets begin to emerge about her mother’s shadowy past. A history of ties to criminal organizations, an infamous bank heist, and a gentleman thief who may have been her one true love all raise questions about her mother’s true identity and the peril she faces. As Charlotte processes the dizzying implications about her mother, her own childhood memories, and the father she never knew, she’ll have to work fast to catch up with her mother, before her mother’s past catches up with them all . . . Travel Organizing Tips Included! Praise for the Books of Mary Jane Maffini: “Deserves top marks for creating an entertaining, fast-paced thriller filled with witty one-liners, snappy dialogue and crackling suspense.” —The Strand Magazine “A comedic, murderous romp . . . Maffini is a relaxed, accomplished, and wickedly funny writer.” —The Montreal Gazette “Mary Jane Maffini provides a first-rate, well-organized whodunit . . . A new series that is fun to read.” —Midwest Book Review “Maffini’s new series . . . is off to a brilliant start with this fast-paced mystery!” —Romantic Times “I’ll look forward to a long life for this series.” —Deadly Pleasures “Plenty of twists and turns that kept me turning the pages until the last sentence.” —Dru’s Book Musings

Death in Reel Time

Death in Reel Time
Author: Brynn Bonner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-03-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781451661873

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Hired to trace the family tree of Olivia Clement, two genealogists must delve into her family history to shed some light on the recent murder of Olivia's son-in-law, which has caused the residents of Morningside, North Carolina, to become suspicious of each other. Original.

The Echoes

The Echoes
Author: Jess Montgomery
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-03-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781250623430

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The fourth in Jess Montgomery's evocative Kinship series, The Echoes combines exquisite storytelling with extraordinary crime plotting. "A beautifully written tour de force." —Linda Castillo on The Stills As July 4, 1928 approaches, Sheriff Lily Ross and her family look forward to the opening of an amusement park in a nearby town, created by Chalmer Fitzpatrick—a veteran and lumber mill owner. When Lily is alerted to the possible drowning of a girl, she goes to investigate, and discovers schisms going back several generations, in an ongoing dispute over the land on which Fitzpatrick has built the park. Lily's family life is soon rattled, too, with the revelation that before he died, her brother had a daughter, Esme, with a woman in France, and arrangements have been made for Esme to immigrate to the U.S. to live with them. But Esme never makes it to Kinship, and soon Lily discovers that she has been kidnapped. Not only that, but a young woman is indeed found murdered in the fishing pond on Fitzpatrick's property, at the same time that a baby is left on his doorstep. As the two crimes interweave, Lily must confront the question of what makes family: can we trust those we love? And what do we share, and what do we keep secret?

Tainted Love A Nannies Novel

Tainted Love  A Nannies Novel
Author: Melody Mayer
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-12-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780307498175

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Smart girls. Things are heating up between Kiley and Jorge . . . but the fire isn't out between her and Tom either. Tom's used to hanging out with gorgeous models—how can a girl from Wisconsin compete with that? The only way to cool off is at scuba class, except Kiley keeps having panic attacks. Is it because of the ocean—or her Bermuda love triangle? Crazy boys. Getting drunk and hooking up with Luis was not smart. That's why Lydia's decided to pretend the whole fiasco never happened. Why ruin what she has with Billy over one stupid mistake? But Luis won't take no for an answer. Crazier girls. Life's pretty sweet right now for Esme. She and Jonathan are free to be together, her artist-to-the-stars tattoo biz is booming, and the Goldhagens just gave her a raise. So when Tarshea, the girl Esme vowed to help, arrives in L.A. and begins to steal her life, Esme's not about to let it happen.

Farewell to Dreams

Farewell to Dreams
Author: C. J. Lyons
Publsiher: EdgyReads
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2014-02-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781939038227

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An insomniac doctor and a handsome cop search for a missing child in this thriller by the New York Times–bestselling author of Critical Condition. In the chaos of the ER, functioning without sleep is a prized skill. But even Dr. Angela Rossi will admit that five months is far too long. Then a dead nun speaks to her while Angela is holding the nun’s heart in her hand. “Find the girl,” the nun commands—although no one else in the trauma room can hear, the words drilling directly into Angela’s brain. “Save the girl.” Aided by a police detective fallen from grace, Angela searches the midnight catacombs beneath the city, facing down a ruthless gang leader and stumbling onto a serial killer’s lair. Her desperate quest to save the girl leads her to the one thing she least expected to find: a last chance for love. As her symptoms escalate in bizarre and disturbing ways, Angie realizes exactly how serious her illness is. She might be dying, but she’s finally choosing how to live . . . Praise for Farewell to Dreams “CJ Lyons scores a major triumph with Farewell to Dreams. Totally absorbing and impossible to put down.” —Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times–bestselling author “Farewell to Dreams has it all: a heroine you’ll never forget and a story that whips by at bullet speed.” —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times–bestselling author

The Reincarnationist

The Reincarnationist
Author: M. J. Rose
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-06-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781460391587

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Book one of The Reincarnationist series. A bomb in Rome, a flash of bluish-white, and photojournalist Josh Ryder's world explodes. As Josh recovers, thoughts that have the emotion, the intensity, the intimacy of memories invade him. But they are not his. They are ancient…and violent with an urgency he cannot ignore—pulling him to save Sabina…and the treasures she protects. But who is Sabina? Desperate for answers, Josh turns to the Phoenix Foundation—a research facility that scientifically documents past-life experiences. He is led to an archaeological dig and to Professor Gabriella Chase, who has discovered an ancient, powerful secret that threatens to merge the past with the present. Here, the dead call out to the living, and murders of the past become murders of the present. Previously published.

Harlequin Medical Romance November 2021 Box Set 2 of 2

Harlequin Medical Romance November 2021   Box Set 2 of 2
Author: Emily Forbes,Traci Douglass,Sue MacKay
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-10-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780369712325

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Harlequin Medical Romance – November ’21 – Box Set 2 of 2 Harlequin Medical Romance brings you a collection of three new titles, available now! Enjoy these stories packed with pulse-racing romance and heart-racing medical drama. This Harlequin Medical Romance box set includes: A GIFT TO CHANGE HIS LIFE Bondi Beach Medics By Emily Forbes Lifeguard Jet’s heart skips a beat when paramedic Mei arrives – unexpectedly! Jet doesn’t want to let his ex go again. But it’s not just herself Mei must protect, it’s their daughter too! COSTA RICAN FLING WITH THE DOC By Traci Douglass Volunteering for a medical charity in Costa Rica, it’s finally nurse Sara’s chance to focus on her passions. Only her guarded new boss, Gabe sends all her senses into overdrive… FROM BEST FRIENDS TO I DO? By Sue MacKay Maisie and Zac have always been there for each other. But divorced Maisie is wary of risking her heart. So, it’s up to Zac to convince her that happiness is within reach – with him!

The Collected Novels Volume Two

The Collected Novels Volume Two
Author: Mary Wesley
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2018-11-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781504057226

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Three touching contemporary British novels of love, romance, and humor from the “high-spirited and inventive” international bestselling author (The Daily Telegraph). The Vacillations of Poppy Carew: Poppy embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery after inheriting her father’s fortune. Traveling from England to Africa and back again, she must choose her future from a band of eccentric suitors. Not That Sort of Girl: Rose falls in love with penniless Mylo but trades love for security by marrying wealthy Ned. Although Rose vows to never leave Ned, Mylo is never far from her thoughts. As time carries on she wonders what she’d risk to be with man she loves . . . Second Fiddle: Forty-ish and fiercely independent, Laura is used to manipulating artistic men, but things change when she meets Claud, a twenty-three-year-old struggling writer. Haunted by a secret that prevents her from committing to a man, Laura must soon confront the one thing she never expected: falling in love.

Costa Rican Fling with the Doc

Costa Rican Fling with the Doc
Author: Traci Douglass
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-10-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780369712288

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Sometimes the future… …is just a fling away! For single mom Sara, life has been all about raising her now adult son. But volunteering for a medical charity in Costa Rica is finally the nurse’s chance to focus on her passions. Only, her guarded new boss, Gabe, stirs something deep in her that she’d thought long forgotten… And as the devastatingly handsome doctor sends all her senses into overdrive, for once sensible Sara can’t help wondering—what if they didn’t resist temptation? “Traci Douglass does it again with yet another perfectly crafted medical romance. This book gave me ALL THE FEELS. The characters are well written, complex, flawed and well fleshed out. Highly recommend this fantastic romance from Traci Douglass.” -Goodreads on Neurosurgeon’s Christmas to Remember “Their Hot Hawaiian Fling by Traci Douglass is a fantastic romance.... I love this author's medical romance books and this is no exception. Both characters are well written, complex, flawed and well fleshed out. The story was perfectly paced. A great romance I highly recommend.” -Goodreads

Elmhurst Park

Elmhurst Park
Author: Robyn Doherty
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2015-07-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781503506930

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Kidnapped from her home, four-year-old Esme is terrified for her life. All she wants is to be returned to her parents and her beloved brother James. But she isn’t. Over subsequent years, her life is disrupted and unsettled. Medieval England is fraught with dangers and rebel warfare, and for Esme, tragedy sways her life more than once. But her family never gives up hope, especially her brother and his new friend, Edmund. Their search takes them far and wide but also sometimes tantalizingly close. Times are volatile, and everyone’s lives are challenged. Esme, armed with a sword and bow and arrows, bravely learns to defend herself but, being young and vulnerable, finds herself in the clutches of the jealous and dangerous Lord de Glanville. Will she be rescued and reunited with her family, or will she be forced to marry her captor?

Better with Books

Better with Books
Author: Melissa Hart
Publsiher: Sasquatch Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-04-23
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781632172280

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Needed now more than ever: a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends–such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia–characters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers’ lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books–all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around: Adoption and foster care Body image Immigration Learning challenges LGBTQIA+ youth Mental health Nature and environmentalism Physical disability Poverty and homelessness Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality