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Dating Dr. Dil : a novel
Sharma, Nisha, 1985- author.
Kareena dreams of having a perfect love story like her parents did. That’s why on the morning of her thirtieth birthday, she’s decided to suit up and enter the dating arena. When her widowed father announces he’s retiring and selling their home after her sister’s engagement party, Kareena makes a deal with him. If she can find her soulmate by the date of the party, he’ll gift her the house, and she’ll be able to keep her mother’s legacy alive. Prem doesn’t have time for romance, which is why it’s no surprise when his first meeting with Kareena goes awry. Their second encounter is worse when their on-air debate about love goes viral. Now Prem’s largest community center donor is backing out because Prem's reputation as a heart-health expert is at risk. To get back in his donor’s good graces, he needs to fix his image fast, and dating Kareena is his only option. Even though they have warring interests, the more time Prem spends with Kareena, the more he thinks she’s might actually be the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. In this Taming of the Shrew re-imagination, for Prem and Kareena to find their happily ever after, they must admit that hate has turned into fate.....View in Catalog
Turn to me
Wade, Becky, author.
Guilt has defined Luke Dempsey's life, but it was self-destructiveness that landed him in prison. When his friend and fellow inmate lay dying shortly before Luke's release, the older man revealed he left a string of clues for his daughter, Finley, that will lead her to the treasure he's hidden. Worried that she won't be the only one pursuing the treasure, he gains Luke's promise to protect her until the end of her search. Spunky and idealistic, Finley Sutherland is the owner of an animal rescue center and a defender of lost causes. She accepts Luke's help on the treasure hunt while secretly planning to help him in return--by coaxing him to embrace the forgiveness he's long denied himself. As they draw closer to the final clue, their reasons for resisting each other begin to crumble, and Luke realizes his promise will push him to the limit in more ways than one. He'll do his best to shield Finley from unseen threats, but who's going to shield him from losing his heart?....View in Catalog
Come as you are : a novel
Haupt, Jennifer (Journalist), author.
"Zane and Skye are two misfit teens drawn together by their love of music and their loneliness. They dream of moving to L.A. together: Zane's music career following the trajectory of Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder, and Skye drawing Picasso-esque portraits on the Venice Beach boardwalk. When a tragedy violently catapults them from best friends to lovers, their bond is forever strengthened and their relationship destroyed. Ten years later, they must come together as parents, putting aside abandoned dreams and broken promises. The question is: can they face the truth of who they are, and become the parents their daughter needs them to be?"--from Amazon.com.....View in Catalog
Lucas, K., author.
Thirty years after surviving a landslide that killed his entire community, Tim is a geologist with the US Geological Survey. When he realizes that Mt. Rainier is about to erupt, he is determined to warn everyone about the imminent danger, only to have his words fall on deaf ears. Jordan is one of the few who takes the warning to heart. Worried for the safety of his elderly parents, he urges them to evacuate. However, they seem unconcerned – Mt. Rainier hasn’t erupted in hundreds of years after all, and it’s too far away to be dangerous. After dropping her son off at school, 911 dispatcher Teresa goes to work, only to start receiving distressing calls about the eruption. Terrified and torn between helping many and running to save her only child, she soon finds that the decision has been made for her. As deadly as lava, landslides, and constant ash raining down are, they're not the only threats. Opportunists are another... and millions of people driven insane by fear might be the biggest danger of all.....View in Catalog
The Mozart code : a novel
McMillan, Rachel, 1981- author.
No matter how you might try to hide in a war to escape your past, it is always close at hand. Lady Sophia Huntington Villiers is no stranger to intrigue, as her work with Alan Turing’s Bombe Machines at Bletchley Park during the war attests. Now, as part of Simon Barre’s covert team in post-war Vienna, she uses her inimitable charm and code name Starling to infiltrate the world of relics: uncovering vital information that could tilt the stakes of the mounting Cold War. When several influential men charge her with finding the death mask of Mozart, Sophie wonders if there is more than the composer’s legacy at stake and finds herself drawn to potential answers in Prague. Simon Barrington, the illegitimate heir of one of Sussex’s oldest estates, used the previous war to hide his insecurities about his past. Now, he uses his high breeding to gain access to all four allied quarters of the ruined city in an attempt to slow the fall of the Iron Curtain. He has been in love with Sophie Villiers since the moment he met her, and a marriage of convenience to save Simon’s estate has always kept her close. Until now, when Sophie’s mysterious client in Prague forces him to wonder if her allegiance to him—and their cause—is in question. Torn between his loyalty to his cause and his heart, Simon seeks answers about Sophie only to learn that everything he thought he knew about his involvement in both wars is based on a lie. ....View in Catalog
My little girl
Boland, Shalini, author.
"Seven-year-old Beatrice has gone missing. Her mother Claire's whole world has been turned upside down in just one moment and she can't stop shaking. She's desperate to find her precious daughter, but nothing about the day she disappeared makes sense ... The mother-in-law: Jill was meant to be looking after Beatrice. She says she didn't take her eyes off the little girl but her version of events doesn't add up ... Claire has never got on with her, so why should she trust her now? The husband: He should have been with their only child. Instead, he changed the plans without telling Claire. She didn't think there were any secrets between them, but maybe she was wrong? The first wife: Laurel has always been jealous of Claire's family. Has her husband's ex-wife taken her daughter? Which one of them is lying? And who really knows where Beatrice is?"--Page 4 of cover....View in Catalog
The lighthouse on Moonglow Bay : a novel
Wilde, Lori, author.
It was an inheritance neither sister expected—a lighthouse in Moonglow Cove, left to them by a grandmother they never knew! Harper and Flannery weren’t exactly best friends either. For years, Flannery had held down the home front, taking care of their sick mother and raising a daughter, while Harper sent nothing but checks. And after their mother’s funeral the two sisters had an argument that left them not speaking for six years—why, Harper didn’t even know she has a niece! But life has a way of changing when you least expect it. And the sisters discover their grandmother’s will has a stipulation: the two of them must live there, work out their issues... and compete in baking challenges with a hundred-year-old sourdough starter. If either of them gives up, or fails to keep the starter alive, they lose the lighthouse. Will they be able to come together and see their grandmother’s wish come true? Or will these two sisters forever be estranged?....View in Catalog
The great passion : a novel
Runcie, James, 1959- author.
"In 1727, Stefan Silbermann is a grief-stricken thirteen-year-old, struggling with the death of his mother and his removal to a school in distant Leipzig. Despite his father's insistence that he try not to think of his mother too much, Stefan is haunted by her absence, and, to make matters worse, he's bullied by his new classmates. But when the school's cantor, Johann Sebastian Bach, takes notice of his new pupil's beautiful singing voice and draws him from the choir to be a soloist, Stefan's life is permanently changed. Over the course of the next several months, and under Bach's careful tutelage, Stefan's musical skill progresses, and he is allowed to work as a copyist for Bach's many musical compositions. But mainly, drawn into Bach's family life and away from the cruelty in the dorms and the lonely hours of his mourning, Stefan begins to feel at home. When another tragedy strikes, this time in the Bach family, Stefan bears witness to the depths of grief, the horrors of death, the solace of religion, and the beauty that can spring from even the most profound losses"--Dust jacket flap.....View in Catalog