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There is nothing better than opening a new e-reader and instantly filling it with books upon book upon books before the battery is even fully charged. But sometimes it is hard to know what is worth your time and what is not, especially when it comes to picking free books or new authors to try. The great thing about ebooks is that you can try almost any genre out before committing to something you may not want. Like take a step back in time with some favorite classics, discover a new romance, or even sample bestsellers before your friends--all for the price of 'free'.
In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters
For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her "own darling child." Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best- loved and most enduring classics in English literature.
Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household at Longbourn in Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these -- the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy -- irks the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry.
The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen's radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle.
It's elementary, dear readers: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the greatest collection of detective stories ever written. Penned by Arthur Conan Doyle, they first introduced the magical and eccentric Holmes to the readers of The Strand Magazine. In his consulting room at 221B Baker Street, the master sleuth receives a stream of desperate clients all with baffling and bizarre puzzles for him to solve--and thanks to his intuition and logic, he never fails to crack the case. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequaled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.
A vengeful woman who aches for her place in paradise...
In Iraq an aid worker who lost husband and child in a brutal attack saves the life of an American contractor. Believing he can help her avenge her family's deaths, she follows him back home to the United States.
An anguished mother desperate to find her child...
In California a soccer mom arrives to pick up her son from school, only to discover that her husband has taken their child and vanished without a trace.
A detective who needs to redeem himself...
In the Rocky Mountains an off-duty cop rescues a little girl from a raging river moments before she utters her final words in his arms. Haunted by failure, he launches an investigation that leads him to a Montana school where time is ticking down on an event that will rewrite history...
Three strangers entangled in a plot to change the world in only six seconds...
Alex Cross gets married ... and Kyle Craig is back!
Wedding bells ring
Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?
A murderer returns
The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation. As Alex and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, the murders continue. It becomes clear that they are the work of a professional who has detailed knowledge of his victims' movements--information that only a Washington insider could possess.
Caught in a lethal cross fire
As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good. With a supercharged blend of action, deception, and suspense, Cross Fire is James Patterson's most visceral and exciting Alex Cross novel ever.
My name is Addison Holmes, and I teach history at James Madison High School in Whiskey Bayou, Georgia. You might be under the assumption that my life went to the dogs when my fiance left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got notice that my apartment building was going to be condemned, or even when I was desperate enough to strip to my unmentionables to earn some extra cash so I could buy a house. The truth is that I'm pretty much used to disasters following me around on a daily basis, but I could have gone without finding my principal dead in the parking lot of a seedy gentlemen's club.
After the initial shock of finding my first dead body, which included throwing back shots of Jack Daniels like it was water, I decided to take stock of my life. I was in a desperate situation and if the school board ever found out I'd been a stripper, even a bad stripper, I'd be jobless as well as fiance-less and homeless. Fortunately, I had a friend who felt sorry enough for me to give me a job doing some surveillance work at her detective agency. And it didn't bother me one bit that it was the equivalent of a pity f**k. Money is money, and I was about to be homeless. Not to mention the fact that I was now able to stick my nose into other people's business for a good cause, find a murderer and pick up helpful tips from an incredibly attractive detective.
Come check out my story and be thankful your life is relatively normal.
As the first and only woman police officer in the fading blue-collar town of Bridgeborough, Karen McCarthy knows she has a lot to prove – to her fellow cops and, even more dauntingly, to herself.
So when she bungles a chance to arrest the number-one suspect in a cop-killing incident, Karen throws herself into the investigation in any way she can manage. Trouble is, the more she learns about the case, the less clear-cut everything seems to be. There is also a cabal of corrupt officers within the force to reckon with, and when Karen comes face-to-face with the killer himself, an already difficult case turns into a threat to her life as well as her police career.
Author and journalist Steven Hart is the author of The Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder, and the Construction of America’s First Superhighway (The New Press, 2007), a widely praised work of narrative history. Now he turns his hand to crime fiction for his first novel.
Already praised by top-notch novelists as a bold new thriller, Steven Hart’s We All Fall Down offers a realistically drawn woman cop who’s neither an adorable ditz nor a fantasy superheroine. Karen McCarthy is a very tough, highly vulnerable woman who is still learning to deal with her demons. For her, every victory is hard-won, and carries a personal cost.
One title to change his life...
A disgraced son with a dark reputation, William "Ferguson" Avenel is content to live in exile – until his father dies in the scandal of the Season. With rumors of insanity swirling around them, his sisters desperately need a chaperone. Ferguson thinks he's found the most proper woman in England – and he won't ruin her, even if he secretly desires the passionate woman trapped beneath a spinster's cap.
One chance to break the rules...
Lady Madeleine Vaillant can't face her blighted future without making one glorious memory for herself. In disguise, on a London stage, she finds all the adoration she never felt from the ton. But when she's nearly recognized, she will do anything to hide her identity – even setting up her actress persona as Ferguson's mistress. She'll take the pleasure he offers, but Madeleine won't lose her heart in the bargain.
One season to fall in love...
Every stolen kiss could lead to discovery, and Ferguson's old enemies are determined to ruin them both. But as their dangerous passion ignites their hearts and threatens their futures, how can an heiress who dreams of freedom deny the duke who demands her love?
First rule of matchmaking: Don't fall in love with your client.
Second rule of matchmaking: Don't fall in love with your client!
Valentine Jones has never been good at following rules, especially the one that matters most: following the family tradition of being a matchmaker. She's tried, but she happens to suck at it. So when her mother swoops in to help, Valentine is determined to prove she doesn't need a babysitter.
Enter Ethan "The Predator" Hunter, ex-fighter and all-around hunk. Career on hold because of injury, his sole focus is to get back in the ring. He has no interest in the people--until Valentine sets her matchmaking sights on him. Suddenly Ethan's world is filled with nonstop commotion and lessons on attracting women. Only Ethan doesn't want a random woman. He wants his matchmaker--rules be damned.
Downton Abbey returns on Sunday, January 5th on Masterpiece Theatre and as a hit with all ages we're ready to help you prepare. It doesn't matter if you're a child ready to uncover the mystery of a missing diamond, or a history buff who wants the "real" stories behind the camera, we've got a book or two for you. Join us this morning as we go from screen to page with Downton Abbey.
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Best-selling Books for Christmas
The best of the best make the lists this month as must-buy books before the year is over and done. From the fun and fanciful, to a new addition in a popular series. This year's Noble Prize winning author's collection of heartwrenching stories compliments the country's most revered thriller writer as he tackles a classic tale. These bestsellers represent a rainbow of talent and compelling storytelling.
Cooling weather means curling up under a blanket and losing yourself in a book. Winter is the season of emotions and the right story can enrapture you for hours. Be it a haunting tale about a young girl slowly losing her grip on reality, or a new couple trying to navigate their passionate romance. Or how about a mystery that harkens back to the tales of your kooky southern grandma, or even venturing into worlds that look nothing like our own. This week try out some reads that are guaranteed to pull your heartstrings and leave you wanting more.
With kids back in school that means moms (and dads) can now be found parked in the carpool lane before afternoon classes end. As a captive audience why not spend the time in the front seat reading some hot new books. Slip into the story of a young woman whose perfect-seeming life is anything but, or a novel with a husband whose secrets are bursting at the seams. Read about a time traveling dragon determined to end humanity, or question if your neighbors are really who they make themselves out to be. You can find all these novels in bookstores or in e-format for your favorite reader.
School is starting back up and book clubs are coming back from the summer break. But what to pick as a selection to stir interest and rev up the reading? We've got an assortment of every type of book to appeal to even the most jaded reader: dive into the background of today’s suspense authors with an anthology of the women suspense writers who came before, or get ready for the fall television season with a book a new series is based on, or a contemporary novel of relationships surviving through changes, and even a modern gothic. You’ll find something in our bag to discuss at your book club.
Summer is heating up, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Stay cool with some reads you might have missed, or get ahead of the trends that all your friends will be talking about come August. Whether you’re looking for a chilling thriller, a mystery with a furry friend, a romantic getaway on the run, or something spicy to keep you up all night, these five books might just be the next big thing.
July Fourth is just a few days away and families are packing up for a weekend at the beach, or maybe preparing for the neighborhood block party or friendly get together. But you can beat the heat with more than just an icy treat. From stories about women trying to piece their families back together, to one struggling to understand her young son's cruelty, staying cool has never been more suspenseful. You can honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg or you can just sit back and watch young love unfold at a beach resort. Enjoy a vacation in your mind, no sunscreen required!
Summer love is in the air and even if you're happily settled, or still looking, you can find wedded romance in a good book. Look through the eyes of a dressmaker trying to find love, a group of gossipy friends, a runaway bride unsure of her choices, or even a werewolf searching for Mrs. Right. Whether you're the blushing bride or an eager daydreamer, there's no denying the pull and excitement of a summer wedding.
As stylish as you are in your appearance sometimes the perfect accessory is a hot book, but what to pick? For the woman who enjoys crafts we have the perfect book full of southern charm. Stay ahead of trends with a haunting story for the younger reader or a sexy update to a classic story. Embrace the glamour and stardom of early Hollywood or hop on a spaceship in search of a free world. If you’re the kind of person who likes the latest and greatest here are six books, perfect to your style.
Sometimes it's fun to escape from the real world through a great book. In the real world you can't follow a serial killer, or have dinner with a vampire, or even find yourself wrapped up in a spicy office romance. But a good book entices and excites, and there is nothing better than losing yourself in a suspenseful thriller. This week the Mystery Writers of America announce their winners of the 2013 Edgars at a banquet held in New York. Widely acclaimed to be the crowning of the best in suspense and mystery, the Edgars (named after Edgar Rice Burroughs) celebrate the best writing in everything from television scripts to novels.
Spring is officially here and the timing is perfect to discover new and uncharted fantastical lands. Whether you're taking a trip to a newly re imagined Wonderland, or fighting demons with a grumpy reluctant angel or watching the sunset from a hundred year old beach house, these books are sure to delight and engage any reader--no matter their age.
Spring is right around the corner, and families are planning their trips to the beach or taking advantage of one last good week of snow for skiing. But what do you do when you've tucked the kids in for the night, or you need something to keep them occupied during the drive home? Reading is the best activity for any spring break down time. Escape to the glamor of old Hollywood, or time travel with some tough demon hunters. You can also expand your mind with a stellar debut novel, or watch a young romance flourish through mix tapes. And don't forget about something spicy to read when everyone else is asleep. Even if you aren't going anywhere for spring break, or your holiday is over, picking up a book is the perfect excuse for adventure.
Glamour, excitement, red carpets popping up EVERY WHERE! It's the annual biggest party for movies and every one is talking about film! So why not change the subject just a bit and talk about some of the books that either inspired the films or are reading to continue to keep you in the mood? We've got everything from a suspense set in New Orleans after Katrina to the story of Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker, to the real life adventures of Tony Mendez and a little something in between.
Hearts are everywhere you look...in the stores, on line, and it's time to think about Valentine's Day! So let's look at some books that reflect our feelings about Valentine's Day. From a classic love tale to the emotional angst of young love, we've got the spectrum covered for your Valentine Day reading!
New year, new resolutions. If a book club is one of your resolutions, we've got a few suggestions to help you pick some "hot" new books to read in 2013. Everything from Young Adult to serial killers...with a twist! Whether your book club loves to read mysteries and thriller, or perhaps you want more like FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. Or you love history. You're sure to find one book in our selection today.
New Year, new resolutions, and that includes a few books! Looking ahead to a new slate of books we've picked some you'll want to include in your book club reading, some for the Young Adult. Can't get enough of FIFTY SHADES, we've got a couple of new ones that promise heat and a great story. But don't forget the books to keep you reading way past your bed time and then at least one (or two) just because they are guaranteed FUN reads!