Ash Mistry, a 13-year-old British school boy, and his sister Lucky are on vacation, visiting their aunt and uncle in India. His uncle is offered 2 million dollars to take a job translating writing found in an archeological dig, by Alexander Savage, the wealthy European sponsoring the dig. Ash goes with his uncle to Savage’s home – once the palace of the maharajah, and now called the Savage Fortress. While there, Ash finds a golden arrowhead, and has an out-of-body experience during which he is Rama, the great king/god/warrior who defeated Ravana, the Demon King
Known as the Killer Duke, Temple was accused of murdering Mara Lowe, his father's bride-to-be, on the night before the wedding. Isolating himself from the life he knew, he has spent the last 12 years as a boxer in an exclusive gaming club. When Mara appears and offers to clear his name, Temple feels relief because he has no memory of what happened that night. Also wanting to enact revenge on Mara, he strikes a deal that will reveal more about Mara's past and the decisions of that fateful night. Humor, passion, and great character development make this a Regency Romance not be missed.
Lana Granger is psychologically wounded from a childhood trauma. With great gaps in her memory, she has taken refuge at a small college in upstate New York, losing herself in her studies. Nearing graduation, she takes a job babysitting for a troubled boy who has recently moved to the community. As her relationship with the boy escalates, her best friend goes missing and Lana embarks on a quest to find her. In the process she uncovers many secrets about her own past. The riveted reader will discover that nothing is as it seems.
For one day, in a small town in rural Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. These “revivers” are the people they were in life, though some have come back changed. Inside the quarantined town’s borders, Officer Dana Cypress and others in the town deal with the aftermath of “Revival Day.” In addition to setting up the larger mysteries of how and why this happened, this first volume delves into a few other mysteries, including a main character’s murder. Billed as a “rural noir,” the art evokes the dark, claustrophobic, isolated town while the character driven plots slowly unfold.
In Unremarried Widow---official military terminology for the widow of a man killed in service--Artis Henderson recounts the unlikely love story between her and husband, Miles, an Apache helicopter pilot for the United States Army. In this memoir, Henderson offers a visceral look into enduring after Miles is killed in Iraq, and eventually, reconciling herself to the hard work of recovery and reimagining her dreams. ~ Suzy Miller
Call number: 956.70443 HEN
On his 13th birthday, Clem is forced to quit school and start working in the local coal mines alongside his father. His younger sister has epilepsy and his income is needed to help with medical bills. His grandfather lives with them and suffers from minor’s consumption. He checks the mailbox every day, hoping for a compensation check. And then a deadly tornado tears through the town while Clem is in the mines.
Dad is in charge when Mom goes to a conference to present a paper on lizards. When he goes to the corner store to get milk for breakfast, he is gone for a very long time. His children idle away their time, wondering what has caused his seemingly endless absence and pondering whether to use orange juice on their cereal.
Unhappy living with his new stepfather,Travis runs off to his grandmother’s home in small town Minnesota, where his late dad grew up. His dad, who died before Travis was born, was a local legend, suspected of robbing a bank and then never heard from again. When Travis shows up everyone believes he has come to retrieve the lost money, especially when some of the marked bills show up in local stores. Travis has no knowledge of his dad’s history or any idea where the loot is stashed.
In this delightful memoir Rebecca Eaton shares the story of her twenty-five years as executive producer of Masterpiece Theater. She has overseen the program from its golden age of elaborate British costume drama to more contemporary gritty fare with the addition of the popular offshoot Mystery. Iconic names such as Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, Colin Firth and Judi Dench spill off the pages. Little know facts about colorful hosts including Alistair Cook and Diana Rigg are revealed. The author also tells of how she almost turned down the now wild
As a struggling writer in Michigan, Paterniti comes across an article about a cave-aged Spanish cheese, Paramo de Guzman, which changes his life forever. Made in a small village by Ambrosio Molinos it has been enjoyed by kings, celebrities and even the Pope. Paterniti travels to Guzman to meet the larger-than-life cheese maker and his family. It is here that he is drawn into the story of love that inspired the creation of the cheese and the betrayal that caused its demise.