Three of Nicholas Sparks's beloved bestselling novels are now available as a boxed set. TRUE BELIEVER: A skeptical science journalist travels to a small town to investigate ghostly apparitions. When he hopelessly falls in love with a local woman, he must take a giant leap of faith. AT FIRST SIGHT: In this sequel to True Believer, an engaged young couple face their greatest fears-and discover that the emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it. A BEND IN THE ROAD: A widowed deputy sheriff becomes drawn to a young divorcée. But they are bound by a shocking secret that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in-including their love.
The warmest, funniest, cosiest romantic comedy of the year
Author: Rosie Blake
Publisher: Hachette UK
The perfect recipe for hygge: make a hot chocolate, draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and read your way to happiness! It's autumn in Yulethorpe and everyone is gloomy. It's cold, drizzly and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street - an adorable little toy shop - has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives. Clara is on holiday but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother's shop. Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no one would work this hard just for the fun of it? Can a man who answers emails at 3 a. m. learn to appreciate the slower, happier, hygge things in life - naps, candles, good friends and maybe even falling in love? Rosie Blake is Brilliantly fun - Heat Just brilliant - Fabulous magazine Hilarious - Hello **** Reviewers love The Hygge Holiday 'Feel-good fiction at its absolute finest' - Isabelle Broom, Heat 'The most gorgeous read' - Sun 'What a wonderful book! Rosie Blake's best novel yet - I had such a gorgeous time reading this story that I couldn't put it down. It was genuinely funny, warm-hearted, and full of unforgettable characters. A pure heartwarming pleasure of a read.' - bestselling author Kirsty Greenwood Light the scented candles and hunker down on the sofa with a hot choc... this funny, warm hug of a book is the ideal companion. - Fabulous magazine 'The Hygge Holiday is hilarious, cosy, heart-warming, fulfilling; pretty much everything you would want from a book... An absolutely phenomenal tale from the incredibly talented Rosie Blake... Be prepared to devour The Hygge Holiday in one sitting. Be prepared to love this book, because yes, it truly is THAT fabulous. Five stars for sure.' - The Writing Garnet 'I loved it' - Heidi Swain, author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market
In January 2014, 550 college students embarked on a 112 day voyage around the world. Of these, only the most elite were enrolled under the tutelage of the extraordinary Maria Adelmann. Despite seasickness, doxy dream hallucinations, and a strict diet of pasta and potatoes, these proteges churned out an impressive collection of funny, creative, and insightful pieces about their journeys. From ship to shore, these 18 students used travel writing to share their experiences: what they learned, smelled, tasted, spit out, slept on, and discovered about the world around them. Includes the very best essays and vignettes from a semester of traveling through Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Ghana, and more.
America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times
Author: Daniel S. Burt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Literary Criticism
Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone steamy romance novels that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. They feature fiercely loyal, alpha male heroes and smart, sexy women. They’re funny, flawed, deeply emotional, and easy to relate to for readers of contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and women's fiction. In BAYSIDE PASSIONS... When Emery Andrews's best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who's as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean. After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean's ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he'll have to bide his time. When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she's there, Dean doesn't hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what's right before her eyes--although that guy she's got a date with might be a problem. ** Binge read more of the Love in Bloom series! Filled with heat, humor, heart, and always a happily ever after, these steamy romances are perfect summer or winter reads! Characters from each series books appear in other Love in Bloom books. Topics vary: Small town, big city, vacation love, workplace love, family romance, billionaire romances, friends to lovers, second change love, forbidden love, out of the blue, firefighters, and more! LOVE IN BLOOM BIG-FAMILY ROMANCE COLLECTION: Snow Sisters The Bradens The Bradens & Montgomerys The Remingtons Seaside Summers Bayside Summers The Ryders Billionaires After Dark Wild Boys After Dark Bad Boys After Dark Harborside Nights Tru Blue and The Whiskeys WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: “If you love the small town romances written by Donna Alward, Kristan Higgins and Laura Trentham--you will adore Melissa Foster's The Real Thing!" Lady Celeste Reads Romance "Melissa Foster truly is the Nicholas Sparks of steamy adult romance." MammieBabbie "I love family-oriented stories, or series that focus on a family...it reminded me of Bella Andre's Sullivans series." Joy, Goodreads "When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" The Romance Reviews "I highly recommend this book to fans of Nora Roberts (one of my personal faves) and fans of a sweet story filled with heat and heart." Tia Bach, author "With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" NYT Bestseller J. Kenner "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely "I highly recommend the Snow Sisters all the Braden and Remington books...They remind me of the McCarthy of Gansett series and The Green Mountain series. I am a huge fan of Marie Force. And now Melissa Foster has joined her ranks." I Love NY, Reviewer NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.