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Island Affair

Author : Priscilla Oliveras
Publisher : Zebra Books
Release : 2020-04-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781420150186

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Goodreads, Bookish, & Glitter Guide Best Of & Most Anticipated Books of April Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage, Booktrib, & Smexy Books Most Anticipated Romances of 2020 Frolic Book of the Week “I finished Island Affair with a big smile on my face. I can’t decide what I adored more: Luis and Sara’s love story; their relationships with their complicated and difficult and loving families, or the setting of Key West, which sounded so beautiful I wanted to jump on a plane. I can't wait to read more by Priscilla Oliveras!” —New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory USA Today bestselling author Priscilla Oliveras launches a new romantic comedy series set in Key West, Florida and filled with humor, Latinx culture, and fun family dynamics perfect for summer beach reading… Sought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery from an eating disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a firefighter paramedic and dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé . . . Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, and his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he and Sara have memorized their “how we met” story and are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips . . . sharing secrets, and slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their fake relationship fade like the stunning sunset . . . or blossom into something beautiful? “A captivating love story.” —Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author “Priscilla Oliveras writes about families and love with warmth and charm. If you love nuanced characters and big emotions, read her books.” —HelenKay Dimon, author of The Secret She Keeps “Don’t miss this lovely beginning to Priscilla Oliveras’s new series. Can’t wait to take my next trip!” —Jamie Beck, USA Today bestselling author

The Island Affair

Author : Helena Halme
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-03-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1916062903

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Following a recent tragedy, Alicia is looking forward to a vacation to her native Åland Islands, but her British surgeon husband, Liam, isn't so sure. When secrets held by people close to her, and a handsome Swedish reporter Patrick, threaten to complicate her life even further, can Alicia find a reason to live - and love - again?

My Coney Island Baby

Author : Billy O'Callaghan
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-04-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062856586

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An exquisite, heart-breaking novel by an Irish discovery. Radiant with beauty, longing, and desire, and deeply touching, this literary novel, reminiscent of the works of William Trevor and Colm Tóibín, evokes the long love affair between a man and a woman, each married to another, who meet every month in a decaying hotel in Coney Island, Brooklyn. On a bitterly cold winter’s afternoon, Michael and Caitlin, two middle-aged lovers, escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit date. Once a month for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven, the place in which they have abandoned themselves to their love. These beautiful, carefully-rationed days have long sustained Michael and Caitlin’s love, and have helped help them survive the tedium of their lives separate from each other. But now, amid the howling winds whipping off the Atlantic, and a snow storm blackening the horizon, this nearly abandoned resort feels like the edge of the world. On this winter day, burrowed in their private cocoon, they will discover that their lives are on the brink of change. Michael’s wife is battling cancer, and Caitlin’s husband is about to receive a major promotion, which will involve relocating to the Midwest. After half a lifetime together in their most intimate moments, certain long-denied facts must be faced, decisions made, consequences weighed and, maybe, just maybe, chances finally taken. A quiet, intense depiction of love and intimacy, My Coney Island Baby reveals, within the course of a single day’s passing, the histories, landscapes, tragedies and occasional moments of wonder that constitute the lives of two people who, although living worlds apart, have been inexorably drawn together. But even in this most private of retreats, a place seemingly built for romance, the most heartbreaking of realities loom.

Edisto Island

Author : Amy S. Connor,Sheila L. Beardsley
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2004-11-01
Category : Travel
ISBN : 0738517674

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Great fortunes were once made on tiny Edisto Island, as nineteenth-century planters and their families farmed indigo and cotton. Although the ancient, oak-shaded path to Edisto is now a highway, the trees overhead remain draped with lush Spanish moss, luring travelers to another era. Proud of their preservation of the island, residents here strive to maintain a lifestyle that is close to nature and removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. This remarkable new photographic history features over 200 vintage images, many never before seen by the public. With photographs of the founding planters and their families, homes, landscapes and beach views, and intimate views of everyday life on Edisto plantations, this book gives us a glimpse of what the "island experience" was like through the years.

The Secret She Keeps

Author : HelenKay Dimon
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-12-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062892805

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No matter where you run to… Connor Rye seeks solace on remote Whitaker Island. When his first quiet evening ends with a blow to the head, it’s clear that nothing—and no one—is as it seems. Still haunted by his sister’s murder, he’s buried himself in work while trying to hold his family together. Now, when he has a minute to breathe, he knows better than to get involved with a stranger, but it might be too late to keep his distance. Desire will find you... For years she’s pretended to be someone else, but Maddie Rhine is done living in the shadows. Old habits are hard to kick however, and when her past follows her to Whitaker she’s forced to hide once more. Except with Connor. Effortlessly sexy Connor makes it difficult to ignore him. He sees right through her…and senses her fear. Someone is watching her. And waiting for the right moment to strike. This time Connor vows to be ready.

The Oak Island Affair

Author : Jane Bow
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1771800402

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Vanessa, a freelance writer who grew up in Spain, is fleeing the pain of an unravelling relationship when she goes to her grandmother's house on Canada's east coast, near Oak Island. Her discovery of a 400-year-old diary written by a failed Spanish Dominican monk rekindles her obsession with an international, multi-million dollar treasure hunt that has drawn investors, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, from Canada, the United States, and Europe for more than two hundred years. Vanessa's arrival at a new solution to the mystery, by learning how to see beyond the barriers of reason, plunges her into an underworld from which there is no turning back. The rules that run the surface world do not apply.

Honey Moon/Hot Shot

Author : Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2005
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781416507413

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Take off on an exhilarating journey into the heart of contemporary romance in two glorious novels from New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Honey Moon She has a crazy name, a heart full of hope, and a passion for making dreams come true…Honey Jane Moon was a South Carolina orphan discovered by Hollywood and made a child star. Now she’s all grown up, but her life is still a dramatic and passionate roller coaster. Two men—Dash Coogan, a cowboy legend, and bad boy actor Eric Dillon—know how fiercely she lives and loves. But what Honey wants most of all is the family she never had. And when she falls in love, she’ll do it the only way she knows how…with all her heart. Hot Shot Susannah Faulconer flees her society wedding on the back of a bad boy’s Harley and enters a world for which no etiquette book could ever prepare her. A world with men such as Mitch Blaine, a corporate genius who has no time for a rich California socialite, and Sam Gamble, a charismatic visionary. Electronics genius Yank Yankowski harbours an invention that could change all their lives—if they can survive the cutthroat business world. Now, the unforgettable woman called Hot Shot must find the courage to see her dreams through, on her own terms.

A Summer Affair

Author : Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2008-07-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0316032670

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She's the perfect wife and mother--and he's the perfect temptation in this "perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun, and scandal" (Kirkus Reviews). Claire has a problem with setting limits. All her life she has taken on every responsibility, assumed every burden, granted every request. Claire wants it all--and in the eyes of her friends, she has it: a devoted husband, four beautiful children, even a successful career as an artist. So when she agrees to chair the committe for Nantucket's social event of the year, she knows she can handle it. Claire can handle anything. But when planning the gala propels her into the orbit of billionaire Lock Dixon, unexpected sparks begin to fly. Lock insists on working closely with Claire--often over a bottle of wine--and before long she can't ignore the subtle touches and lingering looks. To her surprise, she can't ignore how they make her feel, either. Claire finds the gala, her life, and herself spinning out of control. A Summer Affair captures the love, loss, and limbo of an illicit romance and unchecked passion as it takes us on a brave and breathless journey into the heart of one modern woman.

An Island Affair

Author : Monica Richardson
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2015-04-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781460379608

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A passion for all seasons… Returning to the beloved Eleuthera Islands of her childhood is the best decision Jasmine Talbot ever made. She's determined to succeed in transforming her family's magnificent Caribbean property into a one-of-a-kind B and B. But she needs Jackson Conner's help. A brilliant visionary, the hunky contractor is proud, egotistical…and impossible to resist. Starting his own business was a huge gamble. And so is Jackson's powerful desire for his alluring new boss. But what kind of future can he offer Jasmine when he has just discovered his entire past is a lie? Will his quest to uncover the truth—and the secret he's keeping—jeopardize Jackson's budding romance with the dazzling Bahamian beauty? Or give him the love that could be his lasting legacy…

Penguin Island

Author : Anatole France
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release : 2015-10-26
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9781465604996

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Mael, a scion of a royal family of Cambria, was sent in his ninth year to the Abbey of Yvern so that he might there study both sacred and profane learning. At the age of fourteen he renounced his patrimony and took a vow to serve the Lord. His time was divided, according to the rule, between the singing of hymns, the study of grammar, and the meditation of eternal truths. A celestial perfume soon disclosed the virtues of the monk throughout the cloister, and when the blessed Gal, the Abbot of Yvern, departed from this world into the next, young Mael succeeded him in the government of the monastery. He established therein a school, an infirmary, a guest-house, a forge, work-shops of all kinds, and sheds for building ships, and he compelled the monks to till the lands in the neighbourhood. With his own hands he cultivated the garden of the Abbey, he worked in metals, he instructed the novices, and his life was gently gliding along like a stream that reflects the heaven and fertilizes the fields. At the close of the day this servant of God was accustomed to seat himself on the cliff, in the place that is to-day still called St. Mael's chair. At his feet the rocks bristling with green seaweed and tawny wrack seemed like black dragons as they faced the foam of the waves with their monstrous breasts. He watched the sun descending into the ocean like a red Host whose glorious blood gave a purple tone to the clouds and to the summits of the waves. And the holy man saw in this the image of the mystery of the Cross, by which the divine blood has clothed the earth with a royal purple. In the offing a line of dark blue marked the shores of the island of Gad, where St. Bridget, who had been given the veil by St. Malo, ruled over a convent of women. Now Bridget, knowing the merits of the venerable Mael, begged from him some work of his hands as a rich present. Mael cast a hand-bell of bronze for her and, when it was finished, he blessed it and threw it into the sea. And the bell went ringing towards the coast of Gad, where St. Bridget, warned by the sound of the bell upon the waves, received it piously, and carried it in solemn procession with singing of psalms into the chapel of the convent. Thus the holy Mael advanced from virtue to virtue. He had already passed through two-thirds of the way of life, and he hoped peacefully to reach his terrestrial end in the midst of his spiritual brethren, when he knew by a certain sign that the Divine wisdom had decided otherwise, and that the Lord was calling him to less peaceful but not less meritorious labours.

Flotsam and Jetsam: the Amelia Island Affair

Author : M. S. Spencer
Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
Release : 2018-12-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781509223350

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Who's littering the park with corpses? Simon Ribault and Ellie Ironstone are used to dealing with messy campers and ravaging raccoons, but when three bodies wash up on the beach, the two State Park Rangers must mobilize all their powers of deduction. Who are they and how did they get to the shore of Amelia Island? Are they connected to the secretive League of the Green Cross? Or linked to a mysterious Jamaican drug ring? Ellie, new to Amelia Island, must penetrate a close-knit community if she wants to find answers to the mystery, all while deciding between two rivals for her affection: Thad, the handsome local idol, and Simon, the clever, quirky bookworm. Simon, for his part, will have to call on his not-so-well-honed romantic prowess to lure Ellie away from Thad and at the same time use his wide-ranging research skills to solve the case.

A Nantucket Affair

Author : Pamela M. Kelley
Publisher : Piping Plover Press
Release :
Category : Fiction
ISBN :

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Everyone thought they had the perfect marriage. But things are sometimes not what they seem. An instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today best seller. Lisa Hodges has always thought her best friend Sue had a dream marriage. She'd married Curt, her high school sweetheart and current business partner. After thirty-five years of marriage, she never doubted him once--until Brandi Morgan joined their thriving insurance company. Brandi is thirty-five, blonde and beautiful and is also excellent at her account manager job. All the clients love her and business is up. Sue liked her quite a bit too--until the rumors started swirling. And it all began with A Nantucket Affair, the island's biggest charity gathering with a catered dinner and dancing on the beach. As usual, Curt is the chairman for the gala, and this year, he has a new second in command, Brandi. Sue didn't give it a second thought, until Curt suddenly dropped the fifteen pounds he'd been whining about wanting to lose and a few well meaning friends started asking her what was going on. Meanwhile, Kristen's boyfriend, Tyler is dealing with a devastating loss and Kristen wants to be there for him, but isn't sure how best to support him, especially when she discovers a secret he's been keeping, one that could have devastating consequences for both of them. Abby is busy learning how to be a new mother, and Lisa is madly in love with her first grandchild. And Chase and Beth have discovered a new passion project--flipping houses. Beth does the research to find the undervalued homes and Chase works his magic to renovate them. But then they get in over their heads when a project requires more than they could ever have imagined.

Winter in Paradise

Author : Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2018-10-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316435505

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A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with #1 New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Irene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, away on business, has been killed in a helicopter crash. Before Irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband's death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John. After Irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures. Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, and the exciting start to a new series.

Resort to Love

Author : Priscilla Oliveras
Publisher : Tule Publishing
Release : 2018-05-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781949068153

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Sometimes, going back to the beginning is the only answer. Paradise Key Resort holds the best and the worst of Sofía Vargas’s adolescent memories of love and heartbreak. Now, she hopes to wipe the slate clean and boost her career from resort manager to owner by winning a quirky town contest. But when an old flame throws his hat into the ring, Sofía realizes that protecting her heart will be the biggest challenge. Nathan Patrick Hamilton III has played the part of the good son all his life with one exception—indulging in a secret on again-off again relationship with Sofia in high school and college, knowing that family duty would eventually tear them apart. Years later, Nathan feels like he finally has a chance to win back the girl of his dreams and right the way he wronged her. But Sofía doesn’t trust or forgive easily and it’s going to take more than kooky town hall meetings, an emergency trip back to Key West, stolen kisses and a re-creation of their first date, for him to even be in the running. Is the ultimate prize the resort or winning back Sofía's heart?

The Paradise Affair

Author : Bill Pronzini
Publisher : Forge Books
Release : 2021-01-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250216519

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Book The Paradise Affair Description/Summary:

Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini’s next historical mystery The Paradise Affair, perfect for fans of Peaky Blinders and The Alienist. The latest Carpenter & Quincannon mystery: “Attractive characters, a finely tuned plot, and fascinating snippets of California history. Who could ask for more?”—Publishers Weekly on The Stolen Gold Affair Quincannon’s pursuit of two con men who have absconded to Hawaii with a considerable sum of his employer’s assets dovetails nicely with Sabina’s vision of a second honeymoon. But neither is wont to stay out of trouble, and Sabina inadvertently becomes involved in a locked room/dying message murder in Honolulu. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

An Italian Affair

Author : Laura Fraser
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2002
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780375724855

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Book An Italian Affair Description/Summary:

The author describes how, devastated by the breakup of her marriage, she embarked on a mind-healing journey to southern Italy, where she met an aesthetics professor from Paris with whom she shared a long-term love affair and who became a delightful traveling companion. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

My Love Affair With an Island

Author : Jefferson Caffery Glassie
Publisher : Peace Evolutions Llc
Release : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0975383752

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This book tells the history of the famous Jefferson Islands Club, called the "Playground of Presidents," which was the private island retreat for Presidents including Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman as well as many Senators and Congressmen. Stories about events at the Club are told by historian Jefferson Glassie, who grew up spending weekends at the Club on St. Catherine's Island in the Potomac River near Washington, DC, and later worked there as manager and has served on the Board for nearly thirty years. With many humorous anecdotes and comments, Glassie recounts the history of both Poplar Islands where the Club was initially located and St. Catherine's Island, mixing in tales of politicians and watermen, along with the hamr caused by erosion and the gradual degradation of the health of the Bay. With photographs.

Cannibal Island

Author : Nicolas Werth
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2007-04-29
Category : History
ISBN : 0691130833

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During the spring of 1933, Stalin's police rounded up nearly one hundred thousand people as part of the Soviet regime's "cleansing" of Moscow and Leningrad and deported them to Siberia. Many of the victims were sent to labor camps, but ten thousand of them were dumped in a remote wasteland and left to fend for themselves. Cannibal Island reveals the shocking, grisly truth about their fate. These people were abandoned on the island of Nazino without food or shelter. Left there to starve and to die, they eventually began to eat each other. Nicolas Werth, a French historian of the Soviet era, reconstructs their gruesome final days using rare archival material from deep inside the Stalinist vaults. Werth skillfully weaves this episode into a broader story about the Soviet frenzy in the 1930s to purge society of all those deemed to be unfit. For Stalin, these undesirables included criminals, opponents of forced collectivization, vagabonds, gypsies, even entire groups in Soviet society such as the "kulaks" and their families. Werth sets his story within the broader social and political context of the period, giving us for the first time a full picture of how Stalin's system of "special villages" worked, how hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens were moved about the country in wholesale mass transportations, and how this savage bureaucratic machinery functioned on the local, regional, and state levels. Cannibal Island challenges us to confront unpleasant facts not only about Stalin's punitive social controls and his failed Soviet utopia, but about every generation's capacity for brutality--including our own.

The Greek House

Author : Christian Brechneff
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-05-27
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1250050162

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A richly rewarding narrative about a young painter's love affair with the Greek island of SifnosWhen Christian Brechneff first set foot on the Greek island of Sifnos, it was the spring of 1972 and he was a twenty-one-year-old painter searching for artistic inspiration and a quiet place to work. There, this Swiss child of Russian émigrés, adrift and confused about his sexuality, found something extraordinary. In Sifnos, he found a muse, a subject he was to paint for years, and a sanctuary. In The Greek House, Brechneff tells a funny, touching narrative about his relationship to Sifnos, writing with warmth about its unforgettable residents and the house he bought in a hilltop farm village. This is the story of how he fell in love with Sifnos, and how it became a haven from the complexities of his life in Western Europe and New York. It is the story of his village and of the island during the thirty-odd years he owned the house-from a time when there were barely any roads, to the arrival of the modern world with its tourists and high-speed boats and the euro. And it is the story of the end of the love affair-how the island changed and he changed, how he discovered he had outgrown Sifnos, or couldn't grow there anymore. The Greek House  is a celebration of place and an honest narrative of self-discovery. In its pages, a naïve and inexperienced young man comes into his own. Weaving himself into the life of the island, painting it year after year, he finds a place he can call home.

Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters

Author : Louis Begley
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2009-01-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780300156454

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In December 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a brilliant French artillery officer and a Jew of Alsatian descent, was court-martialed for selling secrets to the German military attache in Paris based on perjured testimony and trumped-up evidence. The sentence was military degradation and life imprisonment on Devil's Island, a hellhole off the coast of French Guiana. Five years later, the case was overturned, and eventually Dreyfus was completely exonerated. Meanwhile, the Dreyfus Affair tore France apart, pitting Dreyfusards--committed to restoring freedom and honor to an innocent man convicted of a crime committed by another--against nationalists, anti-Semites, and militarists who preferred having an innocent man rot to exposing the crimes committed by ministers of war and the army's top brass in order to secure Dreyfus's conviction. Was the Dreyfus Affair merely another instance of the rise in France of a virulent form of anti-Semitism? In Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters, the acclaimed novelist draws upon his legal expertise to create a riveting account of the famously complex case, and to remind us of the interest each one of us has in the faithful execution of laws as the safeguard of our liberties and honor.