The Duel

John Lukacs - March 11, 2001

The Duel Book CoverSpesial access to download The Duel - John Lukacs eBooks (PDF, ePub, Mobi), This day-by-day account of the maneuvering between Britain and Germany in 1940 is “a wonderful story wonderfully told” (George F. Will, New York Times -bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner). During the late spring and early summer of 1940, Hitler was poised on the edge of absolute victory, having advanced rapidly through a large part of Europe—and Britain was threatened by imminent invasion and defeat. From the acclaimed author of Five Days in London, May 1940 , this book tells the story of two leaders facing off against each other, and the decisions they made that shaped the eventual outcome of the Second World War. “Powerful…An impressive study [written] with elegance and panache.”— The New York Times “A master of narrative history on a par with Barbara Tuchman and Garrett Mattingly.”— Kirkus Reviews   “An often witty and always fascinating—even entertaining—writer.”— The Washington Post

Body & Soul

Frank Conroy - September 29, 1993

Body & Soul Book CoverSpesial access to download Body & Soul - Frank Conroy eBooks (PDF, ePub, Mobi), This saga of a son of the working class who grows into a piano prodigy is “hypnotically readable . . . The best story I know of in a long, long time” ( Vanity Fair ).   As a boy, Claude Rawlings looks up through the grated window of his basement apartment to watch the world go by. Poor, lonely, supported by a taxi-driver mother whose eccentricities spin more and more out of control, he faces the terrible task of growing up on the margins of life, destined to be a spectator of that great world always hurrying out of reach. But there is an out-of-tune piano in the small apartment, and in unlocking the secrets of its keys, as if by magic, Claude discovers himself. He is a musical prodigy.   Body & Soul is the story of a young man whose life is transformed by a gift. The gift is not without price—the work is relentless, the teachers exacting—but the reward is a journey that takes him to the drawing rooms of the rich and powerful, private schools, a gilt-edged marriage, and Carnegie Hall. Claude moves through this life as if he were playing a difficult composition, swept up in its drama and tension, surprised by its grace notes. Music, here, becomes a character in its own right, equaled in strength only by the music of Frank Conroy’s own unmistakable and true voice.   Bristling with character and invention, Body & Soul is Dickensian in its range and richness. This is a novel with all the emotional appeal and moral gravity of a classic bildungsroman, but with a tone as contemporary as a jazz riff—an unforgettable achievement by one of the great writers of our time.

The Other Husband

Kathryn Croft - October 14, 2021

The Other Husband Book CoverSpesial access to download The Other Husband - Kathryn Croft eBooks (PDF, ePub, Mobi), One dinner party will destroy everything. The night that throws a wrecking ball into Abby’s life starts out perfectly at first. There’s still a hint of summer sun in the purple-streaked sky. Abby and her best friend, Sienna, look on fondly as their two husbands laugh under the garden gazebo.  None of them know it’s the last time they will be together again. What starts out as just a little fun, has devastating consequences for the couples. Alone with Sienna’s husband, Greg, Abby finds him unexpectedly charming.  And something happens that night that neither she nor Greg can take back . Abby is desperate to tell her husband and Sienna the truth, but can’t risk Greg sharing what he knows about her. She has no choice but to keep quiet.  Then Greg suddenly disappears. Is her best friend’s husband simply running from his secrets? Or has someone decided they can’t risk that he may share theirs? The most gripping and twisty psychological thriller you’ll read this year from #1 bestseller Kathryn Croft. Perfect for readers who loved  Gone Girl  or  The Girl on the Train . ‘I loved the story-telling voice behind this intriguing domestic drama which takes you to the heart of its characters. Intelligently written.' Jane Corry, author of  The Lies We Tell What everyone is saying about Kathryn Croft: ‘ OMG Kathryn Croft has done it again!!! I devoured this book in two days!!!  I absolutely loved it along with all the other books I’ve read of hers. From the beginning to end kept in suspense and shock . I really didn’t see any of it coming. ’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘ I proudly hand over 5 twisty messed-up stars to this book!!!  I loved this and all the WTF moments… It was  so freakin’ cool to read!  Very interesting plot(s) going on here!! Twisted, twisty, dark, sad,  awesome!!!  Oh let’s just say... THAT ending!...  5 Stars from me!!! ’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Oh,  what a great ride this book was …  her best book yet!  She writes a great story… keeps you guessing right to the very end!  I absolutely loved this book … can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘My 1st book from this author and  I loved it … a page-turner…  the twist is explosive …  Read it in two days … very  gripping and emotional … will be reading more from this author… if you like twists look no further for your next read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘ Kept me on the edge of my seat … A story of secrets and lies with many twists and turns. A very enjoyable read that I  read in one day as I couldn't put it down .’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘A great psychological thriller that  had me guessing until the very end … Family secrets, lies and twists made this  a page turner that I didn't want to put down .  5 twisty stars from me! ’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘A  very gripping read  and I was shocked at the end.  Unputdownable .’ NetGalley review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘So many twists and turns! … Hard to put down and  worth every moment .’ NetGalley review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘This book had me guessing right up until the very last chapter … I couldn’t put it down.  A perfect thriller! ’ NetGalley review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘The ending I didn’t see coming at all – such a surprise.  Really brilliant ’ NetGalley review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Wow! Wow! Wow!  Kathryn Croft at her best ’ NetGalley review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘ I read it in one day  … The ending is also fantastic and is a real gut punch for the reader. Highly recommended,  a must-read novel! ’ NetGalley review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘A captivating, gripping read, very very highly recommended and definitely going to be  one of my favourite reads of this year .’ NetGalley review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Frank Herbert's Dune Saga Collection: Books 1 - 6

Frank Herbert - June 2, 2020

Frank Herbert's Dune Saga Collection: Books 1 - 6 Book CoverSpesial access to download Frank Herbert's Dune Saga Collection: Books 1 - 6 - Frank Herbert eBooks (PDF, ePub, Mobi), Perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike—this eBook collection includes all six original novels in the Dune Saga written by Frank Herbert. DUNE IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Chang Chen, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem. In the far future, on a remote planet, an epic adventure awaits. Here are the first six novels of Frank Herbert’s magnificent Dune saga—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction series of all time. The Dune Saga begins on the desert planet Arrakis with the story of the boy Paul Atreides—who would become known as Muad’Dib—and of a great family’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.... Includes Books 1 - 6: DUNE • DUNE MESSIAH • CHILDREN OF DUNE • GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE • HERETICS OF DUNE • CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE

Looking for Rachel Wallace

Robert B. Parker - August 1, 1987

Looking for Rachel Wallace Book CoverSpesial access to download Looking for Rachel Wallace - Robert B. Parker eBooks (PDF, ePub, Mobi), “Crackling dialogue, plenty of action, and expert writing.”— The New York Times Rachel Wallace is a tough young woman with a lot of enemies.  Spenser is a tough guy with a macho code of honor, hired to protect a woman who thinks that kind of code is obsolete. Privately, they will never see eye to eye. But when Rachel vanishes. Spenser is ready to lay his life on the line—to find Rachel Wallace. “A rare kind of book.”— Chicago Sun-Times

The Fall Bride

Alexa Riley - October 20, 2021

The Fall Bride Book CoverSpesial access to download The Fall Bride - Alexa Riley eBooks (PDF, ePub, Mobi), Valerie runs a wedding dress boutique. Love is her business, and that's where she'd like it to stay. But love isn't so easily contained. It doesn't help that the hot jerk next door won't stop getting under her skin. She's frustrated--and not only because he refuses to give her space.  Tidas has always had his eyes on Valerie and seeing her temper only makes him want her more. What's he to do when she won't give in? Trick her into marrying him.  Warning: Did we do an enemies to lovers surprise wedding with a fall theme? Find out for yourself!