Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes a brutal arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of assassins--for a price. Packed with love, magic, and deadly games of courtly intrigue and treason, book one of a fast-paced trilogy set in 15th-century France combines romance with captivating action.
The secrets of happy families : improve your mornings, rethink family dinner, fight smarter, go out and play, and much more
Feiler, Bruce S.
Jun 1, 2014 - Jun 4, 2014
Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families -- a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military.The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies.
Everything you need to know about dinosaurs : and other prehistoric creatures
May 30, 2014 - Jun 2, 2014
From the earliest fossils to the death of the dinosaurs and everything in between (early man! mammoths! dinosaur poo!) Everything You Need to Know about Dinosaurs will intrigue readers and provide an experience that will redefine natural history for kids.
The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the bride's late mother, who left behind specific instructions for every detail. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event--but in reality, loved ones find their own lives crumbling amid scandal and broken hearts.
"At 60, Rebecca Winter, once famous for a series of black-and-white photos that captured quotidian domesticity, is facing a stark reversal of fortune. She is now divorced, with a negligible bank account balance, while still supporting an aging mother. She sublets her sprawling pre-war Manhattan apartment and rents a run-down cabin in the country. When she calls local roofer Jim Bates with an emergency, she becomes drawn into the town and its characters, and the stage for romance is set." (Shelf Awareness) "Charming . . . a hot cup of tea of a story, smooth and comforting about the vulnerabilities of growing older . . . a pleasure." (USA Today)
Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad have been on the move--four towns in two years. Each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, McLean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself, whoever that is.
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy white man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he dies, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake Brigance, his lawyer, into conflict. "All the author's strengths are in evidence his capturing the rhythms of small-town life in Clanton, Miss., his skill at making legal minutiae comprehensible, and his gift at getting readers to care about his characters." (Publishers Weekly)
Bugs of all shapes, colors, and sizes, including bed bugs, cute bugs, live bugs, and dead bugs, are presented in illustrations and rhyme."With bouncing rhyme and illustrations that demand multiple viewings, Bugs Galore is a rollicking celebration of all things creepy-crawly." (School Library Journal)
In Jeni s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts, ice creams deliciously melt into hot brown Bettys, berry cobblers, sweet empanadas, and corn fritters. Her one-of-a-kind cakes and cookies are not only served with ice cream, they get crumbled on top and incorporated into the ice cream base itself. Sundae combinations dazzle with bold and inspired sauces, such as Whiskey Caramel and Honey Spiked with Chilies. And Jeni s crunchy gravels (crumbly sundae toppings) such as Salty Graham Gravel and Everything Bagel Gravel are unlike toppings anyone has ever seen before!
The grilling book : the definitive guide from Bon Appétit
May 25, 2014 - May 27, 2014
The ultimate summertime grilling companion, featuring more than 300 recipes."Not only are basic meats and fish presented, but there are also myriad sauces, salsas, compotes, marinades, compound butters, and other garnishes that add visual allure and harmonizing flavors" (Booklist)
Feeling less than enthusiastic when her eccentric family buys an electric car, avid reader Frances endures taunts by owners of gas-fueled vehicles before driving an injured neighbor to the hospital, an adventure that changes her mind about automobile travel. "Not to mention the benefits of being both green and smart. A fine joke, well-delivered, and as clever as it is timely." (Kirkus Reviews)
Blossom Street Brides gives Macomber fans sympathetic characters who strive to make the right choices as they cope with issues that face many of today's women. Readers will thoroughly enjoy spending time on Blossom Street once again and watching as Lydia, Bethanne and Lauren struggle to solve their problems, deal with family crises, fall in love and reach their own happy endings." (Bookpage)
An adrenaline-fueled thriller debut from the famed creator of TV's "Law & Order," featuring NYPD Special Agent Jeremy Fisk, who is New York City's last hope against an ingenious, multi-pronged terrorist attack. "Dick Wolf's The Intercept is nail-biting, page-turning, twisty suspense. Warning: If you value sleep, don't start this one late at night."--Harlan Coben
Micah freely admits that she's a compulsive liar. Over the years she's duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents. But when her boyfriend, Zach, dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not.
While most bartenders are discrete and know how to mix drinks, Lizzies the exception. No sooner has the first cork been popped at a wedding catered by her best friend than the bride is furious, the groom is in disgrace, and the Chateau Mirac is in trouble.