Cunning Women

Cunning Women

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee

ONE OF GRAZIA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2021 '[A] powerful story of forbidden love ... a tense and atmospheric ride' Daily Mail 'With a painfully unexpected ending, this is a story about loneliness, connection and female rage that fans of intensely atmospheric historical fiction will love.' Stylist 'Witches and the dread they inspired are captured here with chilling deftness.' Woman and Home 'Timely in its depiction of hysteria and persecution, and beautifully evokes a historical period poised between dark ignorance and long-overdue enlightenment.' Observer 'A thrilling read. But, beyond the thrill, is the beauty of the language . . . A pleasure to read - with an undercurrent of genuine fear' Annie Garthwaite, author of Cecily__________________When it is no longer safe to be a witch, they call themselves cunning. Seventeenth-century Lancashire is a dark and mistrustful place. Ten years after the notorious Pendle witch trials saw ten accused witches hanged, young Sarah Haworth and her family live as outcasts in a ruined hamlet. The inhabitants of the nearby village despise 'cunning folk' like them, but their services - healing balms, herbal remedies - will always be in demand, and they have a way of coming to know all the village's secrets. A chance meeting sees Sarah become acquainted with Daniel, a young man from the village. In him, she sees a clever, caring man; in her, he sees not the strange, dirty outcast he knows he should, but rather the strong young woman coming into her own. As they are drawn closer together, a new magistrate arrives in the area to investigate a spate of strange deaths befalling the villagers. Inevitably, his eye falls on Sarah's family, and his hand carries a burning torch. In the face of persecution, something as fragile as love seems impossible...'Wonderfully original . . . devastating . . . and fabulously atmospheric' Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf Den 'A haunting tale with a brutal twist' Emily Brand, author of The Fall of the House of Byron 'An impressive debut . . . beautifully relevant' Kate Mascarenhas 'Beautiful, tense (at points breathless!)' Kate Sawyer, author of The Stranding 'I'm delighted that there's already been a lot of buzz about this debut' Marian Keyes
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City of Dark Corners

City of Dark Corners

Jon Talton

Mystery & Thrillers

Phoenix, 1933: A young city with big dreams and dark cornersGreat War veteran and rising star Gene Hammons lost his job as a homicide detective when he tried to prove that a woman was wrongly convicted of murder to protect a well-connected man. Now a private investigator, Hammons makes his living looking for missing persons—a plentiful caseload during the Great Depression, when people seem to disappear all the time.But his routine is disrupted when his brother—another homicide detective, still on the force—enlists his help looking into the death of a young woman whose dismembered body is found beside the railroad tracks. The sheriff rules it an accident, but the carnage is too neat, and the staging of the body parts too ritual. Hammons suspects it's the work of a "lust murderer"—similar to the serial strangler whose killing spree he had ended a few years earlier. But who was the poor girl, dressed demurely in pink? And why was his business card...
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Prince Charming

Prince Charming

K. Webster

Romance / Suspense / Thriller

Winston Constantine is no prince charming... I crave him so badly I think I might be losing my mind. He's right in front of me, but he's just as remote as my dreams of getting away from my stepbrothers. I keep playing his twisted games, and I want to stay just as distant as he is. But I can't. I never could. I've fallen for him. Hopelessly. Irrevocably. But Winston isn't a lover, he's a business venture. A way for me to pay for college. A ticket out. He's never pretended to be anything other than that. I can't blame him for making me fall in love. There can be no happily ever after between a maid and a prince, no matter what the stories say.
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Paladin's Strength

Paladin's Strength

T. Kingfisher

T. Kingfisher

He's a paladin of a dead god, tracking a supernatural killer across a continent. She's a nun from a secretive order, on the trail of the raiders who burned her convent and kidnapped her sisters. When their paths cross at the point of a sword, Istvhan and Clara will be pitched headlong into each other's quests, facing off against enemies both living and dead. But Clara has a secret that could jeopardize the growing trust between them, a secret that will lead them to the gladiatorial pits of a corrupt city, and beyond...
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Summer At Lakeside

Summer At Lakeside

Leeanna Morgan

Romance / Mystery / Ebooks

Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this small town, feel-good romance! Diana Terry's life has been turned upside down by a bitter divorce. When her beautiful, eccentric grandmother dies, she's devastated. Taking nothing but a battered suitcase and her canine buddy, Charlie, she leaves her old life behind to comfort her family and find a new kind of normal. Connor Preston is a former Navy SEAL and a counsellor at the tiny home village in Sapphire Bay. For him, the best thing about living in the small Montana town is the way the community embraces people who come here seeking refuge, compassion, and support. When he meets Diana, her quiet reserve centers him like nothing else has managed to do. The weight of what he has seen and done during his military career lifts from his shoulders and he begins to see a brighter future for both of them. But when a treasured family heirloom disappears from the Lakeside Inn, the Terry...
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Reading, Writing, and Racism

Reading, Writing, and Racism

Bree Picower

Bree Picower

An examination of how curriculum choices can perpetuate White supremacy, and radical strategies for how schools and teacher education programs can disrupt and transform racism in educationWhen racist curriculum "goes viral" on social media, it is typically dismissed as an isolated incident from a "bad" teacher. Educator Bree Picower, however, holds that racist curriculum isn't an anomaly. It's a systemic problem that reflects how Whiteness is embedded and reproduced in education. In Reading, Writing, and Racism, Picower argues that White teachers must reframe their understanding about race in order to advance racial justice and that this must begin in teacher education programs.Drawing on her experience teaching and developing a program that prepares teachers to focus on social justice and antiracism, Picower demonstrates how teachers' ideology of race, consciously or unconsciously, shapes how they teach race in the classroom. She also examines current...
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The Rancher's Courtship & Lone Wolf's Lady

The Rancher's Courtship & Lone Wolf's Lady

Laurie Kingery

Laurie Kingery

Forging a new futureThe Rancher's Courtship by Laurie KingeryFor Caroline Wallace, becoming Simpson Creek's new schoolmarm helps heal the heartache of losing Pete, her fiancé, to influenza. Then Pete's brother Jack Collier arrives, trailing a herd of cattle and twin six-year-old girls. It's little wonder Caroline grows fond of Abby and Amelia. But could such a refined, warmhearted woman fall for a gruff rancher...before the time comes for him to leave again?Lone Wolf's Lady by Judy DuarteBounty hunter Tom McCain couldn't save his childhood friend, but he'll deliver her six-year-old daughter, Sarah Jane, to the only family she has left in Texas. But that means tangling with Katie O'Malley, the fiery schoolteacher who wants to adopt her. Then a secret from Sarah Jane's past threatens the young girl's life, and Katie and Tom must join forces. They'll need all their courage to turn a perilous future into a dream come trueUSA TODAY Bestselling...
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Fallout

Fallout

Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin

New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents a follow up to his award-winning book Bomb: The Race to Build?and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, taking readers on a terrifying journey into the Cold War and our mutual assured destruction.As World War II comes to a close, the United States and the Soviet Union emerge as the two greatest world powers on extreme opposites of the political spectrum. After the United States showed its hand with the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, the Soviets refuse to be left behind. With communism sweeping the globe, the two nations begin a neck-and-neck competition to build even more destructive bombs and conquer the Space Race. In their battle for dominance, spy planes fly above, armed submarines swim deep below, and undercover agents meet in the dead of night.The Cold War game grows more precarious as weapons are pointed towards each other, with fingers literally on the...
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