📒 The Island House by Posie Graeme-Evans

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781451672022
Copyright Year : 2012-06-26
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes an unforgettable novel about a young archaeologist who unearths ancient secrets, a tragic romance, and Viking treasure on a remote Scottish island. One warm, rainy summer, Freya Dane, a PhD candidate in archaeology, arrives on the ancient Scottish island of Findnar. Estranged as a child from her recently dead father, himself an archaeologist, Freya yearns to understand more about the man, his work on the island, and why he left her mother so many years ago. It seems Michael Dane uncovered much of Findnar’s Viking and Christian past through his search for an illusive tomb, and Freya continues his work. The discoveries she is destined to make, far greater than her father’s, will teach her the true meaning of love and of loss. AD 800, and a wandering comet, an omen of evil, shines down on Findnar. The fears of the locals are justified. In a Viking raid, Signy, a Pictish girl, loses her entire family. Taken in by survivors of the island’s Christian community, she falls in love with an injured Viking youth left behind by the raiders and is cast out. Confused and bereft, eventually she becomes a nun, a decision that will unleash tragedy as she is plunged into the heart of a war between three religions. Forced to choose among her ancestors’ animist beliefs, her adopted faith, and the man she loves, Signy will call out to Freya across the centuries. Ancient wrongs must be laid to rest in the present and the mystery at the heart of Findnar’s violent past exposed. In time the comet will return, a link between past and present. But for these two women, time does not exist. For them, the past will never die. It has waited for them both.

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📒 The Island House by Nancy Thayer

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Ballantine Books
ISBN_10 : 9781101967058
Copyright Year : 2017-05-23
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Courtney Hendricks will never forget the magical summers she spent on Nantucket with her college roommate, Robin Vickerey, and Robin's larger-than-life family, in their gorgeous island house. Now a college English professor in Kansas City, Courtney wants one more summer in this sun-swept paradise. She needs to know whether Robin's brother James shares the feelings she's secretly had for him. But while the Vickereys celebrate a milestone birthday, trouble is brewing. Unspoken tension looms over oldest son Henry, a respected young surgeon.

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📒 Island House by Bru Baker

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press LLC
ISBN_10 : 1627983147
Copyright Year : 2013-11
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Niall moves to Tortola and finds that the island's beauty can't fix the hole in his heart. Ethan gives Niall hope, but love may be stalled.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Orion
ISBN_10 : 9781409159629
Copyright Year : 2018-01-11
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* A Sunday Times top 10 bestseller * An enchanting tale of one family coming together and finding their way from the Sunday Times bestselling author. It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments and come together. With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can the habits of a lifetime be changed in one week? And can Romily, a woman who thrives on adventure, cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her? Praise for Erica James: 'A beautifully crafted and hugely uplifting tale of friendship, history and love. A real gem' - Isabelle Broom, Heat 'A captivating tale of love and loss' - Sunday Express Magazine 'Delightful...a blend of emotion and wry social observation' - Daily Mail 'A captivating read: beautifully written and heartrendingly sad' - Daily Telegraph Fans of Santa Montefiore, Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell and Rosamunde Pilcher will love the warm characters and storytelling in this wonderful new bestseller from Erica James. ************ Readers love Erica James: 'Coming Home to Island House is Erica James at her very best' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'A terrific, captivating book, it's another absolute must-read by Erica James' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'I didn't want Coming Home to Island House to end...A fabulous five star read' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This book felt like a luxurious treat...an utter pleasure to read' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

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📒 Roosevelt Island by Judith Berdy

Genre : History
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
ISBN_10 : 0738512389
Copyright Year : 2003
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Roosevelt Island captures the fascinating and sometimes curious history of an island located halfway between Manhattan and Queens in the East River. In 1824, the city of New York purchased Blackwell's Island, later Welfare Island, as a site for its lunatic asylum, penitentiary, workhouses, and almshouses. In the years that followed, the island was a temporary home for several of New York City's famous and infamous. William Marcy Tweed, better known as "Boss Tweed," was imprisoned at the penitentiary in the 1870s. Mae West was incarcerated in 1927 at the Workhouse for Women after her appearance in a play called Sex. After many institutions were closed or relocated, Welfare Island was virtually ignored until 1973, when it was reborn as Roosevelt Island, which is now a model planned community and thriving home to almost ten thousand people.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Courier Corporation
ISBN_10 : 9780486110608
Copyright Year : 2012-02-29
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DIVMad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature. /div

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Brindle and Glass
ISBN_10 : 9781897142608
Copyright Year : 2011-02-01
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Jack Tartarus, a photographer, has returned to his family’s house on Crab, an island off the east coast of Vancouver Island. After mulling it over for ten years, Jack has decided to tear his family’s house down, board-by-board, just as his father built it up. He purchases a wrecking bar. Struggling with the first piece of siding, his wrecking bar jammed between ancient planks, it seems the house is determined to remain. The people on Crab Island are also angrily opposed to his plan—including his responsible sister, his self-centered niece, a beautiful woman he knew intimately long ago, and Turtle, the hardware store clerk and the island’s self-proclaimed guardian. In a story about families and family history, Jack’s calculated plans for demolition are fired by the memory of his parents and the other losses he has felt. Like the others who have retreated to Crab Island, Jack has come to a place where he must make peace with the house, in order to construct his future.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 9781108079389
Copyright Year : 2015-04-02
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A two-volume version of an 1897 publication containing abridged and edited journals relating to exploration of America's Northwest.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 9780975374641
Copyright Year : 2012-03-01
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Quirks of fate highlight this debut short story collection whose characters are women of dazzling ironies and introspections, always in motion and trusting in love—even when it remains out of reach. Two friends plan a visit to Nantucket, but find themselves on a different island completely, where the men they have loved are lined up on the beach in chronological order; a grieving mother and daughter encounter naked strangers in unexpected places en route to the Dordogne River; a restless New York artist travels to Madrid to find a European lover, only to fall for another persnickety New Yorker. From the mysterious island in the Atlantic to the crowded highways of Los Angeles and from the Charles Bridge in Prague to the temples of Luxor and the most remote regions of the Myanmar peninsula, the worlds invented here are inspiring and unique, original in the manner through which the physical landscape never fails to inform the emotional one.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN_10 : 0395616239
Copyright Year : 1984
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During World War II a Jewish boy is left on his own for months in a ruined house in the Warsaw Ghetto, where he must learn all the tricks of survival under constantly life-threatening conditions.

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