May the leprechauns be near you, To spread luck along your way. And may all the Irish angels, Smile upon you St. Patrick's Day.- Irish Saying.
by Lambert Nagle
(Lambert Nagle is in fact the pen name for co-authors Alison Ripley Cubitt and Sean Cubitt) Stephen Connor, trainee Metropolitan Police detective is first on the scene when a cyclist is killed in a seemingly ordinary hit-and-run. Just another tragedy on a London street? Nothing seems to trouble the killer, Big Oil PR guru Greg Palmer - who treats the incident as a minor inconvenience. He is confronted by the dead girl's soulmate, Cara, whose heart breaks as she witnesses the injustice of a system that allows the killer to walk free. When she flees halfway across the world to…View this book
by Orna Ross
CAN WE EVER ESCAPE THE PAST THAT MADE US? When Jo Devereux returns to Ireland after an absence of 20 years, the last thing she expects is to end up writing a family history. Growing up in Mucknamore in the 1970s, with her village riven by the divides of a previous time, Jo found family pride brought her nothing but heartbreak and loss. Now, unearthing seventy-year old secrets of love and revenge in a time of war, and a killing that has haunted three generations, she begins to understand why. In revealing astonishing truths about her mother and grandmother, Jo…View this book
by Mary Ellen Gavin
A five-year-old boy, the last child of an Irish Immigrant family, is left alone in 1933 New York. When he is discovered hiding in the kitchen cupboard of a Brooklyn walk-up by a policeman called to check on the father laying dead, the boy is shaking with fear. The officer does not want to see the lad go to an orphanage. Tim O'Shea has a idea. When Francis nods his red head to the plan and jumps into the canvas bag, the sergeant smuggles him out of the building and takes him to The Apple Tree Tavern. Although Mae Morrissey…View this book
by Jeffrey K. Walker
Fiery Deirdre Brannigan had opinions on everything. She certainly hated the very idea of war in 1914. Childhood pals Jack Oakley and Will Parsons thought it a grand adventure with their friends. But the crushing weight of her guilty conscience pushes Deirdre to leave Ireland and land directly in the fray. Meanwhile the five friends from Newfoundland blithely enlist. After all, the war couldn’t possibly last very long… They learn quickly how wrong they are and each is torn apart by the carnage in France. What began with enthusiastic dreams of parades and dances with handsome young soldiers turned into…View this book
by Vicky Adin
Like making lace, she pieced together a new life from a single thread of hope. Brigid, the talented eighteen-year-old lacemaker, flees starvation and poverty in 19th century Ireland to seek a better life in Australia. As captivating as she is skilful, she must conquer her innate fears if she is to fulfill her dream. Life doesn’t always run smoothly in this harsh new landscape and Brigid must learn to overcome bias, bigotry and tradition. She looks to one man for inspiration and protection. Once her champion, he becomes her adversary. She gathers those who matter most to her and sets…View this book
by Pam Lecky
Romance and Intrigue in late Victorian England Dublin 1882: When determined but impoverished Louisa Campbell inherits a large estate in the north of England, from an uncle she didn't even know existed, it appears to be the answer to her prayers. Her younger sister, Eleanor, is gravely ill, and believing that the country air will benefit her, they decide to take up residence at Bowes Farm, situated on the Cumberland coast. However, they soon realise that all they have inherited is trouble. Their uncle had managed to alienate almost everyone in the area and worst of all, was suspected of…View this book
by Martin Crosbie
A beautiful girl is missing, and may or may not want to be found, a soldier on his last and most dangerous mission, and a vow made to a dying friend. Northern Ireland, in 1996, is one of the most dangerous places in the world. The government called it a state of unrest, the people who lived through it called it the time of "The Troubles". Gerald "Hardly" McDougall is a forgotten man. He's abused, bullied, and left behind. The only escape left is to join the British Army. At first, he's a reluctant soldier. Everything changes when tensions in Northern Ireland escalate and the Army…View this book
by Valerie Biel
"Since I was a little girl I've been labeled a freak in my small town. There's no blending in when your mom practices an ancient pagan religion and everyone believes she's a witch. On my 15th birthday my secret wish is the same as always - to just be normal. But that's not what I get. Not even close." - Brigit Quinn Instead, Brigit is shocked to learn she's descended from a legendary Celtic tribe - powerful people who serve as guardians of the stone circles of Ireland. A spellbound book of family history reveals the magical powers of her…View this book
by Val Collins
Office Jobs Can Be Stressful. Aoife's May Be Lethal Aoife's life is finally on track. She's happily married, pregnant with her first child and has the world's best mother-in-law. But when Aoife accepts a job as an office temp, her entire life begins to unravel. Is one of Aoife's colleagues a murderer? Is Aoife the next target? Why is her husband unconcerned? Can office politics lead to murder? Girl Targeted is a perfect read for fans of Behind Closed Doors, Girl on a Train and The Silent Wife.View this book
by Orna Ross
Will you identify with mother or with daughter? When Mercy Mulcahy was 40 years old, she was accused of killing her elderly and tyrannical father. Now, at the end of her life, she has written a book about what really happened on that fateful night of Christmas Eve, 1989. The tragic and beautiful Mercy has devoted her life to protecting Star, especially from the father whose behavior so blighted her own life. Yet Star vehemently resists reading her manuscript. Why? What is Mercy hiding? Was her father's death, as many believe, an assisted suicide? Or something even more sinister? In…View this book
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by L. Christian Bussler
A truly unforgettable autobiographical account of war from a brand new perspective, one of a Marine Reservist assigned to recover our fallen service members off of the battlefield and send them home with honor. This superbly written and gripping story begins a few months before the Iraq war in 2002 where Christian Bussler worked as an everyday postal letter carrier in Springfield, Ohio. With a single phone call, his life is thrust onto the world…View this book
by Yael Manor
This story aims to shed light on discrimination faced by disabled children in the playground. This is a story about caring, true friendship and a willingness to contribute to each other's wellbeing. This is a story about compassion, persistence, and originality. This is a story about a real consideration for those who are less physically able and a non-discrimination of his or her rights. Let us teach our children to be all of these things…View this book
by Jennifer S. Alderson
A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War Two, in this captivating historical art thriller set in 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American…View this book
by Lisa Anne Novelline
In Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops (ages 4-8), the third installment in the “Piccadilly and her Magical World” Picture Book Series, delight with Piccadilly as she learns to reframe her gloomy and rainy afternoon into one of the most fantastic days of her life! Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops is a tale of joy and wonder wrapped around what is perhaps one of the mightiest messages of all… children possess the power to choose a…View this book
by Joyce A Lefler
What would you do if you were accused of murdering your child? It seems unfathomable, but that happened to Joyce. Raised in a misogynistic religion, Joyce was shunned by her family when her abusive husband abandoned her and their two children. She became a single mom to Anne, her nine-year-old daughter, and Adam, her six-year-old severely disabled son. Adam required constant care, and Joyce was on welfare. She wanted more for herself and her children…View this book
by David Wienir
Amsterdam Exposed tells the true one-of-a-kind story of an innocent exchange student who moves to Amsterdam hoping to write a book about the red light district and everything that follows. It’s an American abroad story, and also a love story; it’s an uplifting tragedy, full of humor from beginning to end; it’s an Amsterdam survival guide; a sympathetic look at a societal problem; a little piece of policy; a sweet farewell to a world just…View this book
by Andrew Levy
There are many brief histories - ‘of Time’, ‘of Nearly Everything’, ‘of Humankind’. The Dweller’s Guide is a brief geography - an accessible guide to the most important information on any country or place in the world, from the point of view of someone who might consider living there. It starts off with 219 identifiable places to live in the world - 195 countries and various other states, non-states, dependencies and ‘overseas territories’. Each chapter…View this book
by William Timothy Murray
For centuries, the Great Bell was silent... It remained undisturbed, nearly forgotten by history, hidden away in the ruins of an abandoned fortress. The enchantments within its iron slumbered, its secrets protected by silence. Until someone discovered how to ring the Bell, other secrets would remain safe. One day, while running an errand, a young store clerk took a wrong turn, then another, until he found himself deep within the old fortress where the Great…View this book
by Samantha St.Claire
Alena's been warned to leave the mountain before winter wraps its icy fingers around the land, closing the passes until spring, but something beyond reason holds her there, something more than the warmth of the fire at her hearth. In the fall of 1886, Alena Sommer leaves behind a life fraught with disappointments and loss only to arrive in Sawtooth City and find the man she’d pledged to marry has been killed. To return east…View this book
by Suzan Johnson
“Learn how an eight-year-old girl finds her inner strength. Sofie at Bat will capture the attention of young readers. Prepare to be motivated to try hard, no matter what the outcome may be. Sofie is not able to hit the softball without a T. With the love and encouragement of her friends and family will Sofie make a hit?”View this book