It's 1943 and Jack Devine, a farmer's son, is finally called up to the RAF. Jack dreams of becoming a pilot, breaking hearts, and returning home a hero. The realities of training are very different, with boredom, bullying, and casual violence the norm. Drawn together by a love of jazz music, Jack makes friends with Terry, a worldly Welshman dabbling in the black market; Joe, an active Communist, as well as Yorkshire poet Doug. Jack, Joe and Terry form a jazz band to surprising acclaim and for a while an alternative future to that preordained for each seems possible. But the initial camaraderie soon gives way to simmering resentment as age-old tensions resurface, ultimately resulting in tragedy. 'I was captivated by Jack's coming of age amid the personal and political dramas of the Second World War. Finely-crafted, hugely compassionate and often very funny, First Time Solo is an assured debut flight by an author to watch.' Zoe Strachan, author of Negative Space, Spin Cycle and Ever Fallen in Love. 'This is an assured debut in which Maloney uses a confident and authentic grasp of era and setting to create a compelling set of characters facing issues of friendship, loyalty, ambition and revenge. An engrossing read.' J David Simons, author of The Credit Draper, The Liberation of Celia Khan and An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful. Shortlisted for The Guardian Not The Booker prize 2014
Join New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon as she revisits three tales of spine-tingling suspense!The Reckoning In a tiny bayou town with far too many wicked secrets, the sudden disappearance of a six-year-old girl is a mystery Sheriff Holt Chamberlain is determined to solve. But teaming up with Alexandria Bastin is a complication he didn't expect.
Nor is he prepared to collide with the dark side of Cajun culture. And his own troubled past.The Vanishing Certain death awaits any outsider who enters Cache, a mythical city said to disappear when intruders threaten. But P.I.
Max Duhon won't let the Cajun superstition stop him from going there. He'll do anything to help sexy Colette Guidry and close this missing person's case--even admit how attracted he is to his client. The AwakeningIt could be a mythical creature wreaking havoc on a Mystere hotel...or a malicious vandal. It's detective Tanner LeDoux's first case and--much to his chagrin--the hotel belongs to Josie Bettencourt, once the most popular girl in town and his unrequited love. A woman who now doesn't even recognize him...
Rule One: Don't let yourself start thinking about his eyes ... or you'll be in trouble. Rule Two: Definitely don't let him catch you moaning his name. Rule Three: And whatever you do -- absolutely DO NOT fall in love. #ThisIsNotARomanceNovel Vanessa’s a shy librarian working for Chase Castor’s megacorporation. But when Mr. Castor pays her an unexpected visit, suddenly all bets are off. Chase Castor’s looking for a good time, and the curvy girl’s his number one choice. But what happens when she turns up again two years later ... and the baby's got his blue eyes? Hey Readers -- This is a re-release of The Black Book with a 20k never-published bonus novella for your reading enjoyment. 60k full-length romance filled with emotional ups and downs, a secret baby, and of course, a happily ever after! You’ll love this one, I promise :) xoxo Cassie and Katie
Captive du viking, de Michelle Styles 793 après J.-C., Scandinavie. Plutôt mourir que se soumettre à l’emprise de Haakon Haroldson, le chef arrogant des barbares qui ont saccagé son existence ! Si Annis a dû renoncer à sa liberté lorsque Haakon a fait d’elle sa prisonnière, elle n’ira pas jusqu’à lui abandonner sa dignité : jamais elle ne sera son esclave ! Mais alors que, dans un élan de désespoir, elle envisage une impossible tentative d’évasion, le ténébreux Viking lui propose un marché qu’elle n’attendait pas : si elle accepte de devenir sa maîtresse, il l’affranchira de sa condition de captive pour l’élever au rang de concubine. Une offre scandaleuse… qui laisse Annis face à son destin. L’épouse insoumise, Juliet Landon Angleterre, 1220. Lorsque Oriane est accusée par son cousin d’usurpation d’héritage, elle se réfugie chez une riche châtelaine, sans se douter que celle-ci nourrit le dessein de la donner en mariage à son fils chevalier. Un projet fort audacieux, car entre la fière demoiselle et le superbe conquérant, la joute s’annonce farouche !
Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid’s little book is perhaps one of the most widely-circulated among Muslims today. This is because the topic touches worshippers where it hurts—we know that we often lapse into an automatic sort of prayer when we lose concentration. The Shaykh points out that this loss of concentration really stems from a lack of humility and devotion—in Arabic, khushoo‘. His aim in writing this book is to help us to get back that khushoo‘. His step-by-step approach makes it simple. He gives practical advice and uses the excellent example of the prayer of the Messenger of Allah (bings and peace be upon him) to guide us, so that as worshippers, we can truly return to a state of humility and devotion before the Lord.
Get this perfect book for beginners who want to try mushrooming but don't know how to start. It's a unique approach that focuses on six of the most unmistakable edible mushrooms in North America. The content is organized in an easy-to-use layout.