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The Queen of the Big Time: A Novel

The Queen of the Big Time: A Novel

Known and loved around the world for her sweeping Big Stone Gap trilogy and the instant New York Times bestseller Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani returns to the charm and drama of small-town life with Queens of the Big Time. This heartfelt story of the limits and power of love chronicles the remarkable lives of the Castellucas, an Italian-American family, over the course of three generations.

In the late 1800s, the residents of a small village in the Bari region of Italy, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, made a mass migration to the promised land of America. They settled in Roseto, Pennsylvania, and re-created their former lives in their new home–down to the very last detail of who lived next door to whom. The village’s annual c

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The Last Queen: A Novel

The Last Queen: A Novel

In this stunning novel, C. W. Gortner brings to life Juana of Castile, the third child of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, who would become the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country’s throne. Along the way, Gortner takes the reader from the somber majesty of Spain to the glittering and lethal courts of Flanders, France, and Tudor England.

Born amid her parents’ ruthless struggle to unify and strengthen their kingdom, Juana, at the age of sixteen, is sent to wed Philip, heir to the Habsburg Empire. Juana finds unexpected love and passion with her dashing young husband, and at first she is content with her children and her married life. But when tragedy strikes and she becomes heir to the Spanish throne, Juana

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LIFE Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee: 60 Years on the Throne

In April of 2011 LIFE ventured to London for our bestselling book The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. This June we return to capture all the pomp and circumstance as England celebrates its queen’s 60th year on the throne. All of the best photography from the festivities will be in these pages-as will so much else.

Directly descended from Victoria, Elizabeth is now on the verge of supplanting that great queen as Britain’s longest serving monarch ever-and LIFE has had its cameras trained on her since she was a little girl. We were there to record her precocious courage during World War II, her splendiferous marriage to Prince Philip, her glittery coronation, her travails and dramas in the modern age. The other chara

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Tijuana Straits: A Novel

Tijuana Straits: A Novel

From National Book Award-nominated Kem Nunn comes an exquisitely written tale of loss and redemption along California’s untamed borderland, confirming his reputation as a master of suspense and a novelist of the first rank. When Fahey, once a great surfer, now a reclusive ex-con, meets Magdalena, she is running from a pack of wild dogs along the ragged wasteland where California and Mexico meet the Pacific Ocean — a spot once known to the men who rode its giant waves as the Tijuana Straits. Magdalena has barely survived an attack on her life and Fahey, against his every instinct, takes her in. An environmental activist, Magdalena is engaged in the struggle for the rights of the thousands of peasants streaming from Mexico’s impoverished h

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The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile Reviews

The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile

No one believed I was destined for greatness.
 
So begins Isabella’s story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queens—the warrior who united a fractured country, the champion of the faith whose reign gave rise to the Inquisition, and the visionary who sent Columbus to discover a New World. Acclaimed author C. W. Gortner envisages the turbulent early years of a woman whose mythic rise to power would go on to transform a monarchy, a nation, and the world.
 
Young Isabella is barely a teenager when she and her brother are taken from their mother’s home to live under the watchful eye of their half-brother, King Enrique, and his sultry, conniving queen. There,

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The White Queen: A Novel (Cousins’ War (Touchstone Paperback))

The White Queen: A Novel (Cousins’ War (Touchstone Paperback))

Presenting a new series set amid the deadly feuds in England known as the Wars of the RosesBrother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They ruled before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.The White Queen tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, who secretly marries the newly crowned boy king. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lo

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Moscow Sting: A Novel

Moscow Sting: A Novel

When Finn, a former British spy, is poisoned by a Russian assassin, his ex-boss Adrian, the chief of MI6, wants vengeance. He also wants answers—information that only Finn’s widow knows. But Anna, a former KGB colonel who betrayed her country for love, vanished with her child shortly after Finn’s death. Adrian isn’t the only one eager to find Anna. Finn accessed intelligence so sensitive that the KGB killed to protect it—and now Anna is in the KGB’s crosshairs, as the only person who knows the true identity of the Kremlin insider, superspy, and double agent called Mikhail. The CIA and Cougar, a giant American private intelligence company, are also hunting her. With the Kremlin still in the grasp of all-powerful Vladimir Putin, Mikhai

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The Red Queen: A Novel (The Cousin’s War)

The Red Queen: A Novel (The Cousin’s War)

Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness. Her mother mocks her plans, revealing that Margaret will always be burdened with the reputation of her father, one of the most famously incompetent English commanders in France. But worst of all for Margaret is when she discovers that her mother is sending her to a loveless marriage in remote Wales. Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn

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Heresy – The Scorpion’s Sting (A Micki Walker Novel)

Heresy – The Scorpion’s Sting (A Micki Walker Novel)

Book 3 in the Heresy Series.

Tricked onto an island, Micki comes face to face with her worst nightmare.

Except he’s gentle, caring, with a body to rival Grant’s. Everything she believed is ruptured. The truth frays the fabric of her reality.

She finds the Scorpion’s heart on the ceiling of his temple, and while captivated by him, the deadly sting is aimed at her husband.

Caught in a love triangle, a cousin with a deadly vendetta joins the bid to own her.

The chosen one finds out who she is, what she can do, and this time… it goes too far.Book 3 in the Heresy Series.

Tricked onto an island, Micki comes face to face with her worst nightmare.

Except he’s gentle, caring, wit

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The Scorpion Stings

The Scorpion Stings relates a family’s exploits while living in Iran whre they witnessed war, earthquakes, riots and assassination. A U.S. Army captain takes his pregnant wife and three year old son with him on their first overseas assignment. Shah Mohammad Reza Palavi is in power and is dragging his country into the 20th Century. He mandates that women should give up the veil and get an education; that the mullahs and wealthy families give their lands to the peasants; that the tribal nomads give up their weapons and take up farming. It is 1963 and he called the decree the White Revolution because it was intended to be bloodless. It was not! It only caused the rise of a charisamatic mullah named Ruhollah Khomeini. Against this chaotic backg

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The White Queen: A Novel (The Cousins’ War) Reviews

The White Queen: A Novel (The Cousins’ War)

Brother turns on brother. The throne of England is at stake. The deadly Wars of the Roses have begun. . . . They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women. Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intelle

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FAME: Taylor Swift Graphic Novel

FAME: Taylor Swift Graphic Novel

Millions of fans, numerous Grammys, and a load of good press, Taylor Swift’s meteoric rise has given her the sweet taste of fame at a very young age. Her fans love her, radio and television adore her, and young men everywhere wish they could date her. Join us for a look at her life, from the very beginning all the way through today.

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