Once Upon a Secret

Once Upon a Secret
Author: Mimi Alford
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-02-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780679603443

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “With the benefit of hindsight and good old-fashioned maturity, [Mimi Alford] writes not just about the secret, but the corrosive effect of keeping that secret. . . . You can’t help liking her, or her elegant and thoroughly good-natured book.”—The Spectator In the summer of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. After just three days on the job, the privileged but sheltered young woman was presented to the President himself. Almost immediately, the two began an affair that would continue for the next eighteen months. Emotionally unprepared to counter the President’s charisma and power, Mimi was also ill-equipped to handle the feelings of isolation that would follow as she fell into the double life of a college student who was also the secret lover of the most powerful man in the world. After the President’s assassination in Dallas, she grieved alone, locked her secret away, and tried to start a new life, only to be blindsided by her past. Now, no longer defined by silence or shame, Mimi Alford finally unburdens herself with this unflinchingly honest account of her life and her extremely private moments with a very public man. This paperback edition includes a special Q&A, in which the author reflects on the intense media attention surrounding the book’s initial release. Once Upon a Secret is a moving story of a woman emerging from the shadows to reclaim the truth. “What [Alford] sacrificed in lucre she has more than recovered in credibility and dignity.”—The Washington Times “Compelling . . . a polished voice telling a credible story you can take to the bank.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer “Explosive . . . searingly candid.”—New York Post

Once Upon a Story The Secret Garden

Once Upon a Story  The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publsiher: Silver Dolphin Books
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1684123267

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Join Mary Lennox as she uncovers the secrets surrounding a hidden garden in this classic tale When Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in the English countryside, she is a very unhappy little girl. But when she stumbles upon a locked hidden garden she begins to grow and bloom. The classic story of The Secret Garden is presented with stunning, modern, colorful illustrations throughout, perfect to introduce to a new generation. This canvas cover book includes a ribbon bookmark, and foil and embossing on the cover, making it a wonderful gift edition to be treasured.

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin
Author: Cyrus Bozorgmehr
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-07-11
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781250125286

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The untold story of the world's most controversial album---a surreal tale of secret recordings, the Wu-Tang Clan, baffled customs agents, the world's most hallowed art institutions, and a villain of comic book proportions: Martin Shkreli. In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products. Together they conceived a statement so radical that it would unleash a torrent of global debate---a sole copy of an album in physical form, encased in gleaming silver and sold through an auction house for millions as a work of contemporary art. The execution of this plan raised a number of complex questions: Would selling an album for millions be the ultimate betrayal of music? How would fans react to an album that's sold on the condition that it could not be commercialized? And could anyone ever justify the selling of the album to the infamous Martin Shkreli? As headlines flashed across the globe, the mystery only deepened. Opinions were sharply divided over whether this was high art or hucksterism---quixotic idealism or a cynical cash grab. Was it a noble act of protest, an act of cultural vandalism, an obscene symbol of greed, a subversive masterpiece, a profound mirror for our time, or a joker on capitalism's card table? As senior adviser to the project, Cyrus Bozorgmehr is uniquely placed to unlock the secrets behind the album and tell the full, unadulterated story. With explosive revelations about backroom plans made public for the first time, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin charts the album's journey from inception to disruption in vivid style. An extraordinary adventure that veers between outlandish caper and urgent cultural analysis. Once Upon a Time in Shaolin twists and turns through the mayhem and the mischief, while asking profound questions about our relationship with art, music, technology, and ultimately ourselves.

Once Upon a Marriage

Once Upon a Marriage
Author: Tara Taylor Quinn
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-10-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781460389409

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Anyone could be hiding a secret… Marie Bustamante does not trust or love easily. Growing up with a philandering father and an overprotective mother, she comes by her reservations honestly. So after only three months, how can she be falling for her best friend's bodyguard? This isn't like her at all. But Elliott Tanner is strong, gorgeous and…trustworthy. Honest. At least he seems to be. Of course, some things about him remain a mystery. Protecting the privacy of his clients is Elliott's job. That doesn't mean he's hiding anything from her. Does it?

The Night Dance

The Night Dance
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-11-25
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781416989462

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Under the stars, in a secret world... Rowena, the youngest of twelve sisters, loves to slip out of the castle at night and dance in a magical forest. Soon she convinces her sisters to join her. When Sir Ethan notices that his daughters' slippers look tattered every morning, he is certain they've been sneaking out. So he posts a challenge to all the suitors in the kingdom: The first man to discover where his daughters have been is free to marry the one he chooses. Meanwhile a handsome young knight named Bedivere is involved in a challenge of his own: to return the powerful sword, Excalibur, to a mysterious lake. While looking for the lake, Bedivere meets the beautiful Rowena and falls for her. Bedivere knows that accepting Sir Ethan's challenge is the only opportunity for him to be with Rowena forever. But this puts both Bedivere and Rowena in a dangerous situation...one in which they risk their lives for a chance at love.

The Sea Dragon Secret

The Sea Dragon Secret
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1368056237

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"Mermaid princess Lana races to connect the dots between secretive sorcerers, a mysterious shipwreck, and ancient sea dragon mythology in order to save her family-and her future crown!"--

A Very Private Woman

A Very Private Woman
Author: Nina Burleigh
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2009-10-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307574176

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“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil meets Camelot.”—Washington Post Book World In 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, the beautiful, rebellious, and intelligent ex-wife of a top CIA official, was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath near her home. Mary Meyer was a secret mistress of President John F. Kennedy, whom she had known since private school days, and after her death, reports that she had kept a diary set off a tense search by her brother-in-law, newsman Ben Bradlee, and CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. But the only suspect in her murder was acquitted, and today her life and death are still a source of intense speculation, as Nina Burleigh reveals in her widely praised book, the first to examine this haunting story. Praise for A Very Private Woman “Power is so utterly fascinating. Sometimes it’s used for evil purposes, like the kind of power that has silenced the telling of Mary Pinchot Meyer’s mysterious murder for over three decades. In A Very Private Woman, Nina Burleigh has finally told this tragic tale of a privileged beauty with friends in high places.”—Dominick Dunne “A superbly crafted, evocative glimpse of an adventurous spirit whose grisly murder remains a mystery.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review “Proves that every Washington sex scandal is juicy in its own way.”—Glamour “Nina Burleigh has dissected Washington’s most intriguing murder mystery and produced a captivating biography, a thriller, and an insightful portrait of Georgetown in its golden presidential age.”—Christopher Ogden, bestselling author of Life of the Party: The Life of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman “Provocative, erudite . . . pure Georgetown noir.”—New York Observer “A rich array of real-life characters.”—New York Times Book Review

Once Upon A Crime

Once Upon A Crime
Author: Nolon King
Publsiher: Sterling & Stone LLC
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2022-01-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Once upon a time, the Grimms’ fairy tales taught lessons. Now, the Grimm Reaper does. New detective Chelsea Sullivan is partnered with a maverick famous for closing cases and infamous for how he does it. He has a target on his back and a chip on his shoulder. Not exactly how she hoped to kick off her first homicide case. Jim McPherson doesn’t mind showing an up-and-comer the ropes, but he does mind when she keeps putting herself in harm’s way. Especially since her innocence is exactly the trait the serial killer seems to be targeting. Unless they’re missing a crucial detail. And he can’t help but think his new partner knows what it is. The body count is rising and the Grimm Reaper is after Chelsea. If they can’t catch him before he catches her, there will be no happily ever after. Once Upon A Crime is the first book in Nolon King’s new Once Upon A Crime Trilogy. Start reading your favorite new series today!

Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publsiher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-07-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780743298087

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From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “eerie and fascinating” (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a “swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful” (Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe) novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a universe that remains impenetrably mysterious. On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? And to whom does she belong? But answers proliferate nonetheless. Three families are keen to claim her. A wealthy young mother knows the girl is her kidnapped daughter, missing for two years. A farming family reeling from the discovery of their son’s secret liaison stand ready to welcome their granddaughter. The parson’s housekeeper, humble and isolated, sees in the child the image of her younger sister. But the return of a lost child is not without complications and no matter how heartbreaking the past losses, no matter how precious the child herself, this girl cannot be everyone’s. Each family has mysteries of its own, and many secrets must be revealed before the girl’s identity can be known. Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, this is “a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing” (M.L. Stedman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans).

Cinderella s Royal Secret

Cinderella s Royal Secret
Author: Lynne Graham
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-06-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781488059544

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USA TODAY bestselling author Lynne Graham delights with this sexy secret baby romance with a royal twist… His until midnight…bound by her nine-month surprise! Izzy Campbell has no time for love—she’s too busy cleaning houses to support her family. Accidentally interrupting her most exclusive client, Sheikh Rafiq, coming out of the shower is mortifying…yet their instantaneous attraction leads to the most amazing night of innocent Izzy’s life! But then she takes a pregnancy test… Crown Prince Rafiq’s world changes the instant Izzy arrives in his desert kingdom and reveals her royal secret. He always thought he could never have children, so he’s determined to make this pregnant Cinderella his queen! From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds. Read all of the Once Upon a Temptation books: Cinderella’s Royal Secret by Lynne Graham Beauty and Her One-Night Baby by Dani Collins Shy Queen in the Royal Spotlight by Natalie Anderson Claimed in the Italian’s Castle by Caitlin Crews Expecting His Billion-Dollar Scandal by Cathy Williams Taming the Big Bad Billionaire by Pippa Roscoe The Flaw in His Marriage Plan by Tara Pammi His Innocent’s Passionate Awakening by Melanie Milburne

Once Upon a Thriller

Once Upon a Thriller
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-09-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781442465725

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Nancy and her friends need more than book smarts to get to the bottom of a literary mystery in this fourth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a new take on the classic series. A rash of crimes in a neighboring town—a blazing fire at a bookstore, a boat that sinks in the harbor, and a valuable dog’s dognapping—are eerily similar to the plots from famous mystery writer Lacey O’Brien’s popular books. So who’s behind the crimes? Could it be Lacey looking for publicity? One of Lacey’s superfans? Or maybe it’s Paige Samuels, owner of the bookstore that burned. Nancy, Bess, and George will have to read between the lines as they dig deep into a dangerous mystery.

Once Upon a Seaside Murder

Once Upon a Seaside Murder
Author: Maggie Blackburn
Publsiher: Crooked Lane Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-10-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781643858333

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As the holidays approach, bookstore owner Summer Merriwether learns a dark secret in this second volume of Maggie Blackburn's Beach Reads mystery series. There's no place like home for the holidays, even if home is sleepy, beachside Brigid's Island, NC. During this season for giving, the town wakes up to a welcome throng of shoppers--and Beach Reads is no exception. But bookseller Summer Merriwether's Christmas cheer turns to cringing fear when she uncovers a deadly secret about her late mother--a secret someone will kill to keep. When the local library hosts a cozy mystery panel discussion, Summer learns that one of the authors on the panel based her book on an actual murder that shook Brigid's Island thirty-five years before. Worse, she soon learns that her dearly missed mother, Hildy, took a disturbingly deep interest in the case, going so far as to collect clippings and keep a journal of the dark doings. This doesn't jibe with Summer's memories of her usually cheery mother at all. Tidings get worse when Summer learns of her long-lost biological family's involvement in the crime...and still worse when the life of the book's author is threatened. With the help of Hildy's plucky book club, Summer puts her scholarly smarts to work on protecting the cozy author and solving the decades-old murder. But this ghost from Christmas past may still be deadly in the present, and if she can't find the killer, Summer's future will be brief.

Seven for a Secret

Seven for a Secret
Author: Lyndsay Faye
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-09-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101657485

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One of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Mysteries of the Year “Amazing...This is a series for the ages, it’s so spectacular.”—Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl 1846: In New York City, slave catching isn’t just legal—it’s law enforcement. Six months after the formation of the NYPD, its most reluctant and talented officer, Timothy Wilde, learns of the gruesome underworld of lies and corruption ruled by the “blackbirders,” who snatch free Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as slaves, and sell them South to toil as plantation property. When the beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothy’s office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her reply is, “My family.” Their search for her mixed-race sister and son will plunge Timothy and his feral brother, Valentine, into a world where police are complicit and politics savage, and where corpses appear in the most shocking of places…

Once Upon a Marigold

Once Upon a Marigold
Author: Jean Ferris
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0152050841

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A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

Can You Keep A Secret

Can You Keep A Secret
Author: J.M. Doe
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-05-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781950906499

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With no solace or alternative in sight, Leah makes the only choice she can: to return to the faraway country that now holds her daughter. The mystical fairy-tale land that once upon a time brought love and happiness has disappeared. Will Leah be prepared for what happens next? In her midtwenties, Leah Jones has moved to California to continue her education in advanced nursing. Upon completion of her studies, she comes across a newspaper ad that reads, "Nurses Wanted in Saudi Arabia." It sounds like a perfect match for her spirit of adventure and her love of travel. In sharp contrast to her conservative life spent in Kansas, this foreign land beckons her; and don't they always say that when you are least expecting it, love will find its way? In this bizarre land, Leah finally meets her prince, the man of her dreams, Abdul. Love blossoms. Abdul is not your typical Saudi man, and when he proposes Leah readily accepts. They marry in Cyprus, honeymoon around the world, and travel to California to set up their first home together. Back in the United States, their beautiful daughter, Aisha, is born, but Leah's blissful marriage soon unravels. Then her worst nightmare becomes a reality: Aisha does not return from her visit to Disneyland with her father. The man who had promised on the Quran that he would never take their child from her mother has abducted Aisha and taken her to Saudi Arabia. With no solace or alternative in sight, Leah makes the only choice she can: to return to the faraway country that now holds her daughter. The mystical fairy-tale land that once upon a time brought love and happiness has disappeared. Will Leah be prepared for what happens next?