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Altes Land: Roman by Dörte Hansen

By Dörte Hansen

Zwei Frauen, ein altes Haus und eine artwork von Familie

Das „Polackenkind“ ist die fünfjährige Vera auf dem Hof im Alten Land, wohin sie 1945 aus Ostpreußen mit ihrer Mutter geflohen ist. Ihr Leben lang fühlt sie sich fremd in dem großen, kalten Bauernhaus und kann trotzdem nicht davon lassen. Bis sechzig Jahre später plötzlich ihre Nichte Anne vor der Tür steht. Sie ist mit ihrem kleinen Sohn aus Hamburg-Ottensen geflüchtet, wo ehrgeizige Vollwert-Eltern ihre Kinder wie Preispokale durch die Straßen tragen – und wo Annes Mann eine Andere liebt. Vera und Anne sind einander fremd und haben doch viel mehr gemeinsam, als sie ahnen.

Mit scharfem Blick und trockenem Witz erzählt Dörte Hansen von zwei Einzelgängerinnen, die überraschend finden, used to be sie nie gesucht haben: eine Familie.

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The Gauguin Connection (Genevieve Lenard, Book 1) (2nd by Estelle Ryan

By Estelle Ryan

Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries.
Art crime at its worst.

A common homicide research speedy becomes a quagmire of stolen Eurocorps guns, a money-laundering charity, solid paintings and high-ranking ecu officers abusing their power.

As an coverage investigator and international well known professional in nonverbal conversation, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the day-by-day problem of residing a profitable, self sufficient lifestyles. really simply because she has to accommodate her excessive functioning Autism. not anything - no longer her reports, her excessive IQ or her fantastic analytical talents - ready her for the adjustments approximately to ensue in her life.

It began as a favour to assist her boss' acerbic pal check out the homicide of a tender artist, yet quickly it proves to be way more advanced. compelled out of her predictable exercises, secure surroundings and constrained social interplay, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the which means of friendship, increasing her social definitions, and for the 1st time in her existence join a crew in a race to prevent extra artists from being murdered.

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Revolver by Simone Buchholz

By Simone Buchholz

È primavera advert Amburgo, ma los angeles giornata comincia male consistent with l. a. giovane PM Chas Riley. los angeles ballerina di un evening è stata trovata morta vicino al fiume, con una parrucca celeste e senza scalpo. E non è l’unica vittima. Nel quartiere di St. Pauli, patria di marinai, puttane e alternativi, si aggira un killer spietato. Il primo caso del procuratore Chas Riley.

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An Ocean Apart by Robin Pilcher

By Robin Pilcher

For 6 dreadful months, David Corstorphine has attempted to come back to phrases along with his younger wife's dying, whereas taking care of his 3 motherless little ones. test as he could, David is not able to come to paintings, and his in simple terms kind of solace comes from operating within the backyard of his parents' property within the Scottish countryside.

Dispatched all at once to ny, David's relatives hopes that the impromptu business journey may help him come again on his toes. however the trip proves either disastrous and heartening. David unearths himself settling in conveniently one of the strangers of a beach ny city, and takes a role as a gardener. however it is the folks he meets, the discomfort he confronts, and the enjoyment he's capable of once more adventure that turn out to be magically transformative-- and as David learns to simply accept his huge, immense loss, he's capable of open his middle to like once more.

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The Trustworthy Redhead (Sedikhan, Book 3) by Iris Johansen

By Iris Johansen

Billionaire Alex Ben Raschid can't take into account the final time he heard the observe "no." As Houston's financial powerhouse and inheritor to an unlimited, oil-rich center jap sheikdom, Alex is used to getting what he wishes. And whilst he lays eyes on Sabrina, the sensuous redhead employed to abdominal dance for his celebration, he desires her . . . and instantly units out to own her-heart and soul. however it is apparent that his virile and smug demeanour won't ever win him Sabrina's center. may Alex ever be humble sufficient to sway her?

From an early age, Sabrina Courtney has needed to fend for herself. And ever because the guy who has continually been like a brother to her suffered a clinical tragedy, she's been taking care of him, too. Paying the accounts along with her NoveltyGram task, holding them either afloat-that's what concerns to the reliable redhead. So while Alex starts off to ferociously pursue her, Sabrina is unimpressed. She's convinced that the mansion, the Italian activities motor vehicle, and the smoldering eyes get him every little thing he desires and extra from different ladies, yet Sabrina isn't really like different ladies. She can't even think falling for the billionaire-until she does.

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The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case by Alexander McCall Smith

By Alexander McCall Smith

A no 1 Ladies' Detective organization e-book for younger Readers

Have you ever acknowledged to your self, Wouldn’t or not it's great to be a detective?

This is the tale of an African lady who says simply that. Her identify is Precious.

When a section of cake is going lacking from her lecture room, a historically equipped younger boy is tagged because the perpetrator. priceless, even though, isn't confident. She units out to discover the true thief. alongside the best way she learns that your first bet isn’t constantly correct. She additionally learns the right way to be a detective.

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Can't Take My Eyes Off You (D & S Security, Book 1) by Kasey Michaels

By Kasey Michaels

Shelby Taite, stressed and uninterested in her excessive society existence, comes to a decision to head on an experience and notice how the opposite part lives. She hops a bus (dragging at least 5 suitcases) and results in her chauffeur's place of birth of East Wapaneken. Quinn Delaney (ex-cop grew to become bodyguard) is distributed to observe over and defend Shelby, yet no longer intrude along with her nice experience. What ensues is a laugh-a-minute solid time.

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The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story by Theodora Goss

By Theodora Goss

One enthralling romance. fanatics retaining secrets and techniques. And a uniquely crafted booklet that binds their tales forever.

When Evelyn Morgan walked into the village book shop, she didn’t understand she may meet the affection of her existence. while Brendan Thorne passed her a medieval romance, he didn’t understand it could switch the process his destiny. It was once virtually as though they have been the cursed fans within the previous e-book itself . . .

The Thorn and the Blossom
 is a amazing literary artifact: you could open the e-book in both course to make your mind up no matter if you’ll first learn Brendan’s, or Evelyn’s account of the mysterious love affair. decide on a facet, learn it like a standard novel—and if you get to the tip, you’ll end up at a complete new starting.

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She Belongs To Me (Southern Suspense, Book 1) by Carmen DeSousa

By Carmen DeSousa

A passionate romantic-suspense of affection, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me will have you ever falling in love and thinking about in the event you can belief a person correct as much as the final page.  Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being up to speed. Ever on account that his father died, he has supplied for his mom and sisters or even employed his brothers-in-law to aid run his winning building corporation. On an opportunity work trip, even though, he meets the only one that throws his existence right into a whirlwind--Jaynee. <span><span>Jaynee</span></span> has lived a sad lifestyles and has sworn off all males. that's until eventually a rugged southern gentleman lands in her seating quarter, refusing to take no for a solution. From the instant they meet, Jordan sweeps her off her toes, assuring her that happiness exists. yet can she rather break out her past? Five years later, Jordan reveals Jaynee on their again porch with a gunshot wound to the top. whereas Jaynee lies in a coma, Jordan has to return to their starting and determine what went improper. Did he push his spouse to the sting, or has her earlier get back to hang-out them? She Belongs to Me is ebook one of many Southern Suspense sequence. From there, the entire tales have a mild connection to one another, so that you can proceed the adventure and meet diverse protagonists with varied concerns and tragedies to beat. each tale has a secret, there's regularly a gradual message, and notably, there's consistently romance and suspense.

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American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

By Curtis Sittenfeld

On what may perhaps turn into some of the most major days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the unusual and not likely course that has led her to the White House–and the repercussions of a existence lived, as she places it, “almost towards itself.”

A sort, bookish merely baby born within the Nineteen Forties, Alice realized the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid mom and dad and small Wisconsin native land. yet a sad coincidence while she used to be seventeen shattered her identification and made her comprehend the fragility of existence and the tenuousness of good fortune. So greater than a decade later, whilst she met boisterous, charismatic Charlie Blackwell, she not often gave him a re-evaluation: She was once critical and considerate, and he could fairly crack a comic story than supply a true perception; he was once the rich son of a bastion relatives of the Republican social gathering, and she or he was once a college librarian and registered Democrat. cozy in her quiet and unassuming existence, she felt inured to his charms. after which, a lot to her shock, Alice fell for Charlie.

As Alice learns to make her manner amid the clannish strength and boastful self assurance of the Blackwell kinfolk, navigating the unusual rituals in their nation membership and summer time property, she continues to be uneasy together with her newfound success. And whilst Charlie ultimately turns into President, Alice is thrust right into a place she didn't seek–one of energy and effect, privilege and accountability. As Charlie’s tumultuous and debatable moment time period within the White condominium wears on, Alice needs to face contradictions years within the making: How can she either love and essentially disagree along with her husband? How complicit has she been within the trajectory of her personal lifestyles? What may still she do while her deepest ideals run opposed to her public persona?

In Alice Blackwell, long island instances bestselling writer Curtis Sittenfeld has created her such a lot dynamic and intricate heroine but. American spouse is a gorgeously written novel that weaves classification, wealth, race, and the exigencies of destiny right into a awesome tapestry–a novel during which the unforeseen turns into inevitable, and the pleasures and ache of intimacy and love are laid naked.

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