The year is
1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in
charge of their family's three plantations in rural South Carolina
and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his
military ambitions. Tensions with the British, and with the Spanish
in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves
are starting to become restless. Her mother wants nothing more than
for their South Carolina endeavor to fail so they can go back to
England. Soon her family is in danger of losing everything.
this latest installment in the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective
Agency series, Grace Makutsi encounters a pair of quandaries that
will require all of her and Mma Ramotswe’s cleverness and generosity
Grace Makutsi’s husband, Phuti, is in a bind. An international firm
is attempting to undercut his prices in the office furniture market.
Phuti has always been concerned with quality and comfort, but this
new firm seems interested only in profits. To make matters worse,
they have a slick new advertising campaign that seems hard to beat.
Nonetheless with Mma Ramotswe’s help, Phtui comes up with a campaign
that may just do the trick.
bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable
World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s
deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.
In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and
bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around
her library job and her young son—but Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine
and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to
join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly
sniper—a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of
her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds
herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and
sent to America on a goodwill tour.
coming of spring usually means renewal, but for Linnea Rutledge,
this spring is a season of challenge. Linnea faces another layoff,
this time from the aquarium she adores, and her family’s finances,
emotions, and health teeter on the brink. To complicate matters, her
new love interest, Gordon, struggles to return to the Isle of Palms
from England. Meanwhile, her old flame, John, turns up from
California and is quarantining next door. She tries to ignore him,
but when he sends her plaintive notes in the form of paper
airplanes, old sparks ignite. When Gordon at last reaches the
island, Linnea wonders—is it possible to love two men at the same
the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a
daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like
her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the
world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does
possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals
into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones
her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of
the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur,
Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of
course, wily Odysseus.