• Fiction

For My Brother's Sins


Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591207
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 1273
The second in the bestselling Feeney Family sagas. How one treacherous act can turn a brother’s love into murderous rage... Summer, 1867: a sudden change in fortune promises to save the Feeneys from their life of poverty. But what will save the Feeney family from itself? Patrick and Thomasin Feeney and their children, Erin, Richard and Sonny, each have different dreams – and as these dreams grow the old bonds between them begin to break. Husband and wife, father and son, brother and brother are all in conflict. But it is Richard, as dishonest and selfish as he is handsome and charming, whose final betrayal threatens everything... An unputdownable and emotionally moving saga for fans of Annie Murray, Maggie Ford and Anna Jacobs.

    • Fiction

A Long Way From Heaven


Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591193
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 7108
The first in the unputdownable and heartbreaking Feeney Family sagas, perfect for readers of Val Wood, Nadine Dorries or Rosie Goodwin One fateful morning in August 1846, Patrick Feeney surveys his ruined potato crop and despairs. With a delicate wife and their unborn child, he has no choice but to leave Ireland and set out for England in search of work. But from the moment Patrick and Mary set foot in Liverpool, they are beset by new trials. After moving to York, they are forced to settle in the nightmarish slums of Walmgate. Yet the very poverty and hopelessness of their surroundings binds the small community together. Only stubborn determination survive tragedy can win them hopes of a better life.... Peopled with rich and colourful characters, A Long Way From Heaven is a fresh, unpredictable saga of passion, struggle and humour. ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent

    • Fiction

Erin's Child


Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591215
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 8073
Family ties have united the Feeneys through famine and poverty, but can they withstand success? It is 1875 and the Feeneys have left the squalor of York’s slums behind them. Yet all is not well. Patrick remains a man of simple tastes, increasingly out of touch with Thomasin’s ambition to expand her business empire still further across Yorkshire. After losing their son, the Feeneys’ hopes for the family’s future now lie with their grandchildren. There is Rosanne, set to follow a rebel lover down a star-crossed road, and Erin’s daughter Belle, gifted and headstrong but born with a disability. But what happens next will test them all. Erin’s Child is the third book in the Feeney Family Sagas. Packed with humour, life and drama, it is an unputdownable account of one family’s struggle to survive. ‘A fine romance in Sheelagh Kelly’s popular series’ Yorkshire Evening Post

    • Fiction

A Sense of Duty


Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591959
Category: Fiction
Page: 600
View: 5569
There’s a high price to pay for happiness... The first in an extraordinary saga trilogy from bestseller Sheelagh Kelly While her brothers and sisters resign themselves to a life of drudgery, Katherine ‘Kit’ Kilmaster yearns for better things. When she is tempted into dangerous situations with young men above her station, the family are scandalized. Kit revels in London Society, until an unexpected consequence of her free-and-easy lifestyle stops her in her tracks. Thrust back into village life, Kit falls prey to malicious gossip. Overwhelmed, she finally heeds her family’s advice and is almost destroyed. But then a chance encounter promises to deliver the husband and children she has always wanted – provided her shameful secret is not revealed... Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin, Anne Baker and Elizabeth Gill, this is an unforgettably moving saga of love, tragedy and hope.

    • Fiction

Dickie


Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591223
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 7301
The family can’t escape their past in the unforgettable conclusion of the Feeney sagas Richard Feeney’s family believed him dead. Instead, in 1874, Dickie secretly fled to America, where he prospered for 26 years. But now he’s back. Recriminations are soon forgotten as the family reunites. But the past has a way of catching up with you, and of catching you out. Dickie has left a trail of chaos, and his long-suffering wife and family are burdened by the consequences. When the Yorkshire Insurance Company learn that Dickie has resurfaced, he must face trial and possible imprisonment. Meanwhile, the police reopen their files on an unsolved double murder... From the author of A Long Way from Heaven this is an enthralling read for fans of Anna Jacobs and Kitty Neale. ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo

    • Fiction

My Father, My Son

The Epic and Emotional Saga
Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591940
Category: Fiction
Page: 580
View: 4321
A magnificent story of love and war for all who enjoy Catherine Cookson He survived the carnage of war. But it was bitter conflict on the home front that tore his life apart... After a year of fighting in the Boer War, Corporal Russ Hazelwood – missing his wife and tired of long, passionless nights – seeks solace in the arms of an African woman. Only his friend Jack Daw knows of the relationship and the son born of it. Returning to York, he builds a successful career in business and raises six daughters and a son with his wife Rachel. But when his former comrade branches into local politics, rivalry breeds betrayal. Suddenly the past comes back to haunt Russ, shattering bonds between husband and wife, father and son. Then comes the most dreadful war of all. But when it is over, the greatest battle has still to be won...

    • Fiction

A Different Kind of Love


Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591975
Category: Fiction
Page: 600
View: 2105
A soldier’s love of regiment; a nurse’s devotion to humanity... the final instalment of Sheelagh Kelly’s unforgettable Kilmaster trilogy The Great War is at its height, and while Probyn Kilmaster is proud to pass on his expertise to the raw recruits bound for France, he is unprepared for the carnage which he must lead them into. Meanwhile in the Yorkshire pit village of Denaby Main, his wife, Grace, contends with bringing up their children alone. Armistice comes, but so does fresh tragedy, and for the young Kilmasters their father’s well-meaning attempt to keep the family together leads instead to cruelty and oppression... Can they find redemption? Perfect for readers of Rosie Goodwin, Emma Hornby and Lesley Pearse, A Different Kind of Love is an emotional and unputdownable finale to the Kilmaster trilogy.

    • Fiction

A Complicated Woman


Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1788630769
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 1836
The warm-hearted and much-loved sequel to Shoddy Prince After twenty-two years’ estrangement, Bright Maguire and Nat Prince are joyously reunited and plan to start a new life in Australia. Their daughter Oriel isn’t thrilled by the return of her long-absent father, but can she put aside her feelings and accompany them? After the horrors of the Great War, Oriel is one of the ‘Bright Young Things’ eager to cast aside restrictions of the bygone era. Her charitable traits act as a magnet for those who would take advantage, propelling her to the brink of tragedy... From the bestselling author of the Feeney sagas, A Complicated Woman will enchant fans of Rosie Goodwin, Maggie Hope and Val Wood. Praise for Sheelagh Kelly: ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent ‘The tough, sparky characters of Catherine Cookson, and the same sharp sense of destiny, place and time’ Reay Tannahill ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo

    • Biography & Autobiography

Unto the Sons


Author: Gay Talese
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307765415
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 592
View: 336
"An Italian ROOTS." The Washington Post Book World At long last, Gay Talese, one of America's greatest living authors, employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family's emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding World War II. Ultimately it is the story of all immigrant families and the hope and sacrifice that took them from the familiarity of the old world into the mysteries and challenges of the new.

    • Fiction

Shoddy Prince


Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1788630750
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 2548
A captivating tale of love that cannot be denied set in the tumultuous lead-up to the First World War Bright Maguire – poor, beautiful and kind – is the youngest member of a large Irish clan. Nat Prince is the illegitimate son of a prostitute, growing up on poverty-stricken streets. When Bright brings Nat into the bosom of her loving family, things look better for the young man. But Nat will risk anything to make his fortune. Ever the opportunist, his colourful adventures take him across the world, while Bright struggles to survive the suffering he has left behind. Although their love is destined never to die, it seems there is a conspiracy to keep Nat and Bright apart... Rich in atmosphere and full of highly memorable characters, Shoddy Prince is a heart-warming saga of love, ruthlessness and courage, perfect for fans of Anna Jacobs, Rosie Goodwin and Kitty Neale. Praise for Sheelagh Kelly: ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent ‘The tough, sparky characters of Catherine Cookson, and the same sharp sense of destiny, place and time’ Reay Tannahill ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo

    • Fiction

An Unsuitable Mother


Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007287291
Category: Fiction
Page: 672
View: 2252
A memorable saga from one of the best-loved writers of the genre. Sheelagh Kelly gives us the pain and determination of the people of York during the Second World War.

    • Fiction

The Girls of Ennismore


Author: Patricia Falvey
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496709969
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 7881
Set in Ireland during the turbulent early 20th century, Patricia Falvey's sweeping novel explores an unlikely friendship between two girls of vastly different backgrounds, as each tries to overcome the barriers set by class and birthright... On a June morning in 1900, Rosie Killeen crosses the road that divides her family's County Mayo farm from the estate of Lord and Lady Ennis, and makes her way to the "big house" for the first time. Barely eight years old, Rosie joins the throng of servants preparing for the arrival of Queen Victoria. But while the royal visit is a coup for Ennismore, a chance meeting on the grounds proves even more momentous for Rosie. Victoria Bell, Lord and Lady Ennis's young daughter, is desperately lonely. Though the children of the gentry seldom fraternize with locals, Lord Ennis arranges for Rosie to join in Victoria's school lessons. For Rosie, the opportunity is exhilarating yet isolating. Victoria's governess and aunt, Lady Louisa, objects to teaching a peasant girl. The other servants resent Rosie's escape from the drudgery of life below stairs. Bright, strong-willed Rosie finds herself caught between her own people and the rarefied air of Ennismore--especially as she grows closer to Victoria's older brother, Valentine. As they near womanhood, the girls' friendship is interrupted. Victoria is bound for a coming out season in Dublin, and Rosie must find a way to support her family. But Ireland is changing too. The country's struggle for Home Rule, the outbreak of the Great War, and a looming Easter rebellion in Dublin all herald a new era. Not even Ennismore can escape unscathed. And for Rosie, family loyalty, love, friendship and patriotism will collide in life-changing ways, leading her through heartbreak and loss in search of her own triumphant independence. Advance praise for The Girls of Ennismore “An evocative, heartfelt story of how the bond of female friendship can survive and thrive through adversity. Beautifully drawn, full of rich historical detail, and with a truest Irish sense of place, I was seduced from page one.” —Kate Kerrigan, New York Times bestselling author of Ellis Island “Two friends, born of vastly different worlds, dare to defy convention and the strict bindings of societal class in Falvey’s latest novel. Rich in authentic historical and Irish detail, The Girls of Ennismore is a compelling story of love, duty, and reinvention, highlighting the vast rewards—or grave consequences—of following one’s heart. Fans of Downton Abbey will devour this sweeping tale.” —Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost “A captivating portrayal of life in Ireland—above and below stairs—during the years leading up to the Great War and the Irish rebellion. Engaging, atmospheric and packed with rich historical detail. I thoroughly enjoyed The Girls of Ennismore.” —Hazel Gaynor, author of The Girl from The Savoy

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Girl Who Could Fly


Author: Victoria Forester
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9781429986366
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 2973
You just can't keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods. Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Sure, she hasn't mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she's real good at loop-the-loops. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma's at her wit's end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities. School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. At turns exhilarating and terrifying, Victoria Forester's debut novel has been praised by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga, as "the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men...Prepare to have your heart warmed." The Girl Who Could Fly is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage about an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly. This title has Common Core connections. Praise for Victoria Forester and The Girl Who Could Fly: "It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men. I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and I'm reading it to my kids—it's absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed." Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga "In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the book's strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good."--Booklist, Starred Review "Forester's disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction... any child who has felt different will take strength from Piper's fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society."--The Horn Book Review The Girl Who Could Fly is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

    • Fiction

To Sin With a Stranger


Author: Kathryn Caskie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061980145
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 4086
Meet the "Seven Deadly Sins" The seven Sinclair brothers and sisters live for scandal and delight in disgrace . . . until their father decrees that they must reform. Propriety has never come easily, but now they have no choice. Marry in haste . . . or regret in poverty! The Sinclairs of Scotland are known throughout society as the Seven Deadly Sins. Cast out by their father and denied their inheritance unless they mend their wild ways, they travel to London to seek respectability. No member of the clan is more scandalous than Sterling Sinclair, the Marquess of Blackburn. The ladies of the ton are powerless to withstand his rakish charms . . . until Miss Isobel Carington comes along. Ten thousand pounds if she marries Sinclair! Isobel is horrified to learn that's the amount wagered at White's Club—and now all of London is eagerly betting on her future! She's already publicly spurned the marquess, a man she hardly knows, but she's sure he is up to something, as he launches a bold campaign of seduction anyway. But soon she is surprised to learn there is much more to this man than reckless adventure and bad behavior . . . and, against her will, she begins to relish the thrill of sinning with this stranger . . .

    • Fiction

Season of the Sun


Author: Catherine Coulter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101209578
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 6573
A viking romance IS ALWAY S IN SEASON First published in 1991, Season of the Sun is the glorious story of a Viking man whose love for one woman is nearly destroyed by her stubborn stepfather.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Benny and Omar


Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 1847175538
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 9053
The hilarious debut novel from one of the world's favourite children's authors. Benny Shaw, a young sporting fanatic, is forced to leave his beloved Wexford, home of all his heroes, and move with his family to Tunisia! How will he survive in a place like this? Then he teams up with Omar, and a madcap friendship between the two boys leads to trouble, crazy escapades, a unique way of communicating, and heartbreaking challenges.

    • Fiction

Trilby


Author: George Du Maurier
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191611077
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 6505
'You shall see nothing, hear nothing, think of nothing but Svengali, Svengali, Svengali!' First published in 1894, the story of the diva Trilby O'Ferrall and her mesmeric mentor, Svengali, has entered the mythology of the time alongside Dracula and Sherlock Holmes. Immensely popular for a number of years, the novel led to a hit play, a series of popular films, and the trilby hat. The setting of the story reflects the author's bohemian years as an art student in Paris; indeed James McNeill Whistler was to recognize himself in one of the early serialized instalments. George Du Maurier was a celebrated caricaturist for Punch magazine and his drawings for the novel form part of its appeal - this edition includes his most significant illustrations. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

    • Fiction

The Servant Girl


Author: Maggie Hope
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448148715
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 9806
A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner's Daughter She is the downstairs maid; he is the Master’s son... Forced to become a kitchen maid at Fortune Hall, Hetty Pearson strikes up an unlikely friendship with the younger son of the house, Richard. But Hetty is just a poor servant girl: what hope does she have of either winning Richard’s heart or escaping his older brother’s more base attentions? Note: previously published as THE JEWEL STREETS by Una Horne

    • Fiction

Surrender My Love


Author: Johanna Lindsey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062106694
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 5676
A Lady's Scorn Wrongly branded a spy, the dark and handsome Viking lord Selig Haardrad suffered greatly in the dungeons of Lady Erika of Gronwood. And as he hung in chains, his magnificent body wracked with pain and fever, one thought sustained him: revenge! A Viking's Vengence Now Destiny's great wheel has turned--and Selig's exquisite, hone-haired tormentor has been delivered into the Norseman's hands. Now it is Selig who is the master, bound and determined to break the proud spirit of his captive "ice queen" and to conquer her with passion's sword -- never dreaming that his own heart will be vanquished by sensuous desire. . .and victorious love.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Talon


Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373212151
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 464
View: 1976
THE DRAGONS OF TALON: Once hunted nearly to extinction, they are now poised to take over the world. THE ORDER OF ST. GEORGE: The legendary dragonslayers will stop at nothing to wipe dragons from the face of the earth. These mortal enemies are locked in secret and deadly combat, with humanity none the wiser. To take her rightful place in the Talon organization, young dragon Ember Hill must prove she can hide her true nature and blend in with humans. Her delight at the prospect of a summer of "normal" teen experiences is short-lived, however, once she discovers that she's also expected to train for her destined career in Talon. But a chance meeting with a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, St. George soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian is tasked with hunting her down. But when faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything the Order has ingrained in him--and what he might be willing to give up to uncover the truth about dragons.