Discover an island of buried secrets ... A captivating coming-of-age story from the Carnegie-nominated author of The Ethan I Was Before Miranda misses her mum. The mum who used to laugh at her jokes and take her to Disneyworld. But something happened that stopped all that - now Miranda's mum is always hurrying away on another work trip and can barely look Miranda in the eye. So when Miranda is sent to spend the summer on August Isle, where her mum grew up, she is determined to unlock the secrets that are breaking her family apart.
In the perfect family, there's a thin line between love and hate, especially when there's so much to hide... The Keelers are one of those families that seem to have everything. Glamorous, wealthy and privileged, life has always been easy for them, on the outside at least. But even the happiest of families have their secrets. Maddie, the scatty American actress, is swept off her fee by Rafe Keeler. A brilliantly talented surgeon, Rafe is handsome, steady and dependable - everything Maddie has sought in a man. So why does she feel so dangerously adrift? Julia loathed Aaron Keeler on sight when they met at Oxford. She was a working-class girl, he was the privileged posh boy handed everything on a plate. But a lethal attraction has set them on a collision course. Niela has been running all her life. Betrayed and abandoned by her own family, her whirlwind marriage to Josh Keeler has given her a place to call 'home'. But Niela knows how easily the past can come back to ruin your life...
It’s the perfect summer: sun, surf, sand and a secret fling! It’s just fun and games… Until someone falls in love. Officer Dante Santangelo doesn’t “do” relationships, but the busy single dad happily agrees to a secret summer fling with younger, free-spirited Gracie Bravo. It’s the perfect arrangement. Until Gracie falls for Dante, his adorable twins and their ever-present fur baby. Gracie wants a life with Dante. Either she can say goodbye at the end of the summer…or risk everything to make this family happen. New York Times Bestselling Author
"The summer started out like any other in the Raskin home. But suddenly Mr. Raskin announces a two-month business trip to Israel. And when, late one night, Nosson Raskin accidentally overhears a strange conversation between his parents, fear starts to grip him. Then Mrs. Raskin also has to go away, and she asks an elderly aunt and uncle to stay with the children while she's gone. Things at home get super crazy after that. Aunt Chassi cleans the house into a frenzy as she uses up what the Raskin children are sure are their last pennies on all kinds of cleaning supplies, while Uncle Shmulik breaks more things than he fixes. It's up to the Raskin kids to come up with a plan to save their family by spending a little and saving a lot. What's the real reason their father is going overseas? Is the Raskin family about to say goodbye to the comfortable life they know and love? And above all, how are they going to survive this totally insane summer? Join Nosson, Yehoshua, and Leora on their zany, creative shopping adventures as they attempt to budget, save cash, and keep their aunt from super shining all their CDs...right up until the unexpected ending."--Page  of cover.
Join the Secret Summer gang on an unforgettable magical adventure, full of humour and heart - for fans of The Famous Five and Roald Dahl. Jack has been dreading the summer holidays - his dad works long hours, and so all he has to look forward to is an empty house. But when his boisterous neighbours, Bruno and Rocco, make it their mission to pull him into an adventure, his life will never be the same again. Together they decide to explore the strange old house at the top of the hill, long abandoned and overgrown with ivy. But they soon discover the ivy hides more than just walls... the house is full of magical secrets, including a strange girl with no memory, who may hold the key to it all, if only she can remember... Imaginative and fun-filled, Jack Ryder's first story is inspired by the summer holidays of his childhood and brought to life with glorious black-and-white illustrations by Alice McKinley. Young readers will be spellbound by this heartfelt adventure.
It is 1909 and Tom Jupe knows that his strict parents disapprove of the new 'moving pictures' but he can't resist joining the South Seas Film Company when they come to his town to film. Pretending to be Daniel Lyons, Tom has a blissful summer working on the film, but for how long can he keep up his double life? A funny adventure story full of excitment that describes the very early days of the British film industry.
Holly Meredith has the perfect summer planned. Her dad has asked her to stay with him in California for a few weeks, and Holly is super excited. She's looking forward to getting to know her dad better, and she knows this is the perfect opportunity to witness to him about God's love. Besides, this will be a great way to try to forget about Jared, her two-timing first crush. The problem is that no one wants Holly to go-not her mom or her younger sister or her best friend, Andie. Holly's summer dreams seem to be disappearing, and she's really bummed that she'll be stuck in boring Dressel Hills for another summer, putting up with her mom's bossy new boyfriend and his constantly sick kid. But when a family emergency sends Holly's mom to Denver, Holly feels worse than ever. What will become of the summer now?
This is an Authors Guild/BIP title. Please use Authors Guild/BIP specs. Text for author bio box: Please use the author's bio Text for book description Box: Belonging to the V.I.G.'s and B.'s梩he Very Important Girls and Boys梚s the ultimate achievement in Lizabeth's sixth-grade class. Of course, being a V.I.G. or B. has a price. It often means being something she isn't or saying things she doesn't mean. But the price doesn't seem too high梪ntil she comes to know a boy who for no accountable reason has become a class outcast. When Lizabeth's friendship with him grows, she finds her loyalties torn, trying to keep the secret friendship from the V.I.G.'s and B.'s. NLAPW Children's Book Award.
Barely our of his teens, Simeon is homesick for his beloved Derbyshire. Now living in Detroit, he falls in love with a mysterious tough guy called Ahmed. Narvel Annable's heartrending story follows their relationship as they desperately try to make it work in the homophobic landscape of 1966 Detroit. A transatlantic love story that also involves a cracking whodunnit, Secret Summer is an immensely readable addition to gay interest fiction.
She's only ever wanted one thing...Lady Isabella Resenfeld thought she'd found happiness with Lord Wistenberry, but when she's abandoned two days after their wedding, her hopes are crushed, her youthful fantasies destroyed. She tries to find a way to come back to the surface, refusing to become a jaded bride, but on the journey to rediscovering herself, she never expected to be drawn to a man who is completely wrong for her. As the horror of the man she married finally comes to light, is it even possible to truly entrust her love to another?He yearns to fulfill the longings of her heart.Ridge Claymoore was born a common bastard. Raised in a brothel, he's always craved something...more. The life of a spy runs through his veins, but even that has started to become stale and unfulfilling. When he's tasked with securing Isabella's welfare, he faces not only his immediate attraction to the copper-haired beauty, but his own growing restlessness. As intrigue and danger surround them, he has to decide if what he feels is strong enough to call love-or something even deeper.
Billionaire playboy Wyatt DeSalme is playing corporate spy games-infiltrating tiny Bella Notte, an innovative family business, and using his highly developed senses of taste and smell to learn company secrets. But his most intoxicating discovery is the woman in charge.... Workaholic Kiara Romano lives for her family's island company, and she's always been antiromance...but she's positively drunk on Wyatt's soulful eyes and electrifying touch. Their steamy trysts around Idyll Island are pure magic. But lust can't outweigh trust...and Kiara's about to learn the sobering truth that Wyatt is not who he seems.
THIS IS A SHORT STORY SET IN THE AGENCY UNIVERSEThe Agency series is based in London and set in the exciting world of advertising. Following the intertwined lives of a group of kickass career women, the series is a heartwarming mix of angsty romance and laugh-out-loud humour.She wished summer would never end.Violet Archer can't believe her luck. Her gorgeous new boyfriend is whisking her off on a romantic sun-drenched getaway!Well, not quite. There'll definitely be sun. But there'll also be a advertising shoot, a film crew, their eccentric best friend, Max, and one of the senior partners of their new ad agency. Oh, and of course, the teeny tiny issue that Violet's boyfriend is her best friend and soon-to-be boss, Ethan Fraser, and if anyone finds out they're together, he'll be fired.In the Santorini sunshine, can Ethan and Violet pull off a successful shoot, keep their secret hidden, and still find time for a little bit of summer sizzle?FRIENDLY NOTE: All of Elizabeth's books feature realistic characters who do things real people do (like have sex) and say things real people say (like drop f-bombs).
In the Mysteries of Middlefield series, readers will be immersed into exciting mysteries and authentic Amish culture. With a twin brother and five younger brothers, Mary Beth Mullet’s house is in constant chaos. Her parents don’t seem to mind the noise, but she needs a break from all the pestering and babysitting. It’s the summer before eighth grade, and Mary Beth plans to escape to her secret place as much as possible. The old barn in the neighboring field is dangerous, and her parents have forbidden her to go there, but she escapes to it as often as she can. Mary Beth soon discovers she is not alone in the barn. Someone is living there; someone who needs help. Can Mary Beth help the stranger without losing her secret place? And what if the barn is as dangerous as her parents say it is? Readers will identify with Mary Beth’s struggles for peace and independence and be engrossed in the excitement and danger of A Summer Secret.
A piece of the past is revived when three friends discover a series of encrypted messages along with a decoder badge from the 1940's radio show, Captain Midnight and the Secret Squadron. But after deciphering the codes, the boys realize the mystery is just beginning. Their discovery will lead them on a treasure hunt throughout the historic town of Batesville, and to investigate who might have left these prized possessions for three boys to find sixty years later.
Flora, Ruby, Olivia, and Nikki start their own summer book club when well-loved books start appearing on their doorsteps in the fifth of Ann Martin's wonderful Main Street books. Flora and Ruby are about to start their second summer in Camden Falls. An element of mystery is instantly added when someone -- the girls don't know who -- leaves copies of a very special book on their doorstop, with instructions to read and discuss it. Olivia and Nikki also get books, and soon the girls are starting their own book club -- with some very interesting ties between the books they're reading and the things they're facing over the summer. But who's their literary benefactor? The girls don't need to read Nancy Drew to track down the answer....
Maria Rodale shares her top organic gardening secrets season-by-season in a guide that offers straight-forward, easy-to-follow gardening basics so that youcan enjoy a beautiful, bountiful, organic garden all year long! In Summer, you will find the best chemical-free bug solutions, easy organic weeding strategies, sustainable watering techniques, and simple, effective ways to boost your yield organically.
Their Secret Summer Family - Christine Rimmer Officer Dante Santangelo doesn’t ‘do’ relationships, but the busy single dad happily agrees to a secret summer fling with younger, free-spirited Gracie Bravo. It’s the perfect arrangement. Until Gracie falls for Dante, his adorable twins and their ever-present fur baby! Starting Over In Wickham Falls - Rochelle Alers Georgina Powell is finally moving out of her parents’ house after years of carrying her mother’s grief. At thirty-two years old, she’s ready for a fresh start. She just didn’t expect it to come in the form of Langston Cooper, the famed war correspondent who recently returned to buy Wickham Falls’s local paper. But as she opens her own business, his role as editor in chief may steer him in a different direction — away from their future together. The Nanny’s Family Wish - Helen Lacey Annie Jamison has dreamed of capturing the heart of David Culhane McCall. But she knows the workaholic widower sees her only as a caregiver to his children. Until her resignation lands on his desk and forces him to acknowledge that she’s more than just the nanny to him. Is he ready to risk his heart and build a new family? The Reluctant Fiancée - Lynne Marshall When Brynne Taylor breaks off her engagement to Paul Capriati, she knows her life is going to change. But when two women who claim to be triplets to her show up in her small Utah town, it’s a lot more change than she ever expected. Now she’s digging up long-buried family secrets and navigating her relationship with her ex-fiancé. Does she actually want to get married? Her Second Forever - Joanna Sims The car accident that left her permanently injured made Lee Macbeth only more determined to help others with disabilities. Now there’s a charming cowboy doing a stint of community service at her therapeutic riding facility and he wants more from the self-sufficient widow. Despite their powerful mutual attraction, Lee won’t risk falling for Mr Totally Wrong...will she? His Brother’s Bride - Amy Vastine Sadie Chapman had one plan — live life to the fullest. Falling in love with her fiancé’s brother, Jonathan Bradley, isn’t what she expected. Could following her heart give everyone a happy ending? Mills & Boon Cherish — Stories of love, compassion and happiness.