Mills & Boon Intrigue series brings you stories filled with secrets & seduction... HER HUSBAND HAD VANISHED He left no trace except a pregnant bride. A year later, Fritzi Fitzgerald's search for him leads to a remote Alaskan village, and when a man carrying his ID is murdered, Fritzi stands accused. A STRANGER APPEARED He came from the snow-swept tundra a swarthy denim-clad dream man with raven hair and eyes like the coats of white wolves shining in darkness. He claimed he was Fritzi's husband and alibi. A STALKER WAS WATCHING Sharing a snowed-in cabin with her closemouthed rescuer, Fritzi sensed he was connected to her missing spouse. But when the lights went out and eyes followed her in the dark would Nathan Lafarge protect her and her son? HIDDEN IDENTITY
The Birdwisher is a novella about a girl, a pigeon-detective and a murderous mystery. Written after Dashiell Hammet's "Dead Yellow Woman," this debut book from Anna Joy Springer (Blatz, Cypher in the Snow, The Gr'ups, Sister Spit) is beautifully illustrated throughout by Sam McWilliams. Strange, grotesque, noir and rendered in gorgeous inventive prose, The Birdwisher is the first book from Birds of Lace.
May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when she is put on one of the last UN evacuation buses fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Her twenty-one-year-old sister, Atka, staying behind to look after their five younger siblings, is there to say goodbye. Thinking that they will be apart for only a few weeks, they make a promise to each other to be brave. But as the Bosnian war escalates and months go by without contact, their promise to each other becomes deeply significant. Hana is forced to cope as a refugee in Croatia, far away from home and family, while Atka battles for survival in a city where snipers, mortar attacks and desperate food shortages are a part of everyday life. Their mother, working for a humanitarian aid organisation, is unable to reach them and their father retreats inside himself, shocked at what is happening to his city. In Sarajevo, death lurks in every corner and shakes the foundation of their existence. One day their beloved uncle is killed while queuing up for bread in the market square, in a massacre similar to the one three months earlier which prompted a cellist to make a lone musical protest in the deserted streets.
But when Atka finds work as a translator in an old, smoky radio station, and then with a photojournalist from New Zealand, life takes an unexpected turn, and the remarkable events that follow change her life, and those of her family, forever. Set in the middle of the bloodiest European conflict since the Second World War, Goodbye Sarajevo is a moving and compelling true story of courage, hope and extraordinary human kindness.
Irlanda del Norte, años ochenta. Un torso aparece en una maleta abandonada. Ha estado congelado, lo que impide saber con precisión cuándo murió la víctima. Un tatuaje incompleto y una vieja cicatriz de metralla son lo único que lo pueden identificar. Se hace cargo del caso Sean Duffy que no pasa por su mejor momento: su relación sentimental hace aguas. La víctima murió envenenada, no es el método que emplean los paramilitares, ni del IRA ni los unionistas. El veneno es casero y procede de una planta tropical desconocida en Irlanda. Parece el crimen perfecto, pero Duffy sabe que eso nunca pasa. Todo va a cambiar cuando descubre unas señas en la maleta: las de un oficial de las fuerzas de seguridad recientemente asesinado.
Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice… Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all.
A loving daughter to her father, a US senator, with her own ambitious career as a lawyer and a handsome fiancé waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived a charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she’s never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery’s decision to learn more about May’s life will take her on a journey through a hidden history of stolen children and illegal adoption. A journey that will reveal a secret that could lead to devastation…or redemption. ‘This heartbreaking story is also heart-mending—a powerful tale of family, of sisters, of secrets kept and secrets shared.’Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author Praise for BEFORE WE WERE YOURS: 'Lisa Wingate’s heart-racing, heart-wrenching tale of a family ripped apart by the Tennessee Children’s Home Society scandal, rang so true I couldn’t sleep until I knew their fate. Days later, I’m still haunted by the diabolical plot to steal and sell the most vulnerable children to high bidders, sanctioned by high-ranking officials who looked the other way.' — Julie Kibler, International Bestselling Author of CALLING ME HOME 'Wingate is a compelling storyteller, steeping her narrative with a forward momentum that keeps the reader as engaged and curious.' — Publisher’s Weekly 'The society seems too Dickensian to be true, except that it was, and its black-market adoption practices caused a stir in the mid-twentieth century. Wingate (The Sea Keeper’s Daughters, 2015) writes with flair, and her distinctly drawn characters and adept use of the adoption scandal will keep readers turning the pages.' — Booklist 'This was a delightful book and I loved the family themes throughout, especially the strength of love shown between sisters. If this book is in any way indicative of the quality of Lisa Wingate's previous works it's clear I've been missing out on something very special.' — Sharon Metcalf, NetGalley 'Utterly brilliant!! This is the first book I've read by this USA author - and it won't be the last.' — Janine Kimberley, NetGalley
'With one night in a cheap motel over the bridge and I knew it then in New Jersey Hoboken, having splashed our last few dollars on beer but I wasn't drunk, looking out at all the worn faces just like mine, the charity in desperation, only the poor give, only the poor can truly love. The lost kiddies who walk that path with down slanted looks, their sloping walk, oh every child under this sun should be able to sing to his heart's content, to lament his overbearing freedom, the disintegration of it all is all just a misinterpreted dream, everyone in their secret sadness wants nothing more than to just get along, simply, uncomplicated...compassion and joy and love in all their heart's heaviness...
how unbearable be the weight of an unfulfilled love. In the red morning mist of New Jersey, we awoke in the airport ready to board our flight, dreaming of England and her distant white shores'
A 37,000 Word Novella of the Soul-Linked Saga: When she was just twenty years old, Berta Simms had her life stolen from her. Kidnapped, stashed away in a lonely desert prison without even her reptilian captors for company, and forced because of her unique genetic heritage to bear a grotesque alien child, she is now in her eighties and bears deep and seemingly indelible scars on her body and on her heart. Then, miraculously, Berta is rescued from her desolate exile and brought to the idyllic planet of Jasan. There, she begins to find healing and a productive purpose to occupy her few remaining years, and is content, but not happy. Suddenly, Berta’s life is turned upside down once again when she discovers that, despite her advanced age, she is the Arima, destined soul mate, of the Falcoran brothers, a set of strikingly handsome and oh, so very sexy, triplets who shape-shift into enormous birds of prey. Joining with the Falcorans brings the promise of fulfilling her scarcely acknowledged dreams of love, restored youth, and incandescent passion, but also seems to embody her deepest fears of intimacy, being under the control of males, and having to face her long denied sexuality.
Which will she pick? What will be Berta’s Choice? Berta’s Choice is a 37,000 word novella from Laura Jo Phillips, the Amazon best-selling author of the “Soul-Linked Saga” which now extends to five full-length novels, and the “Orbs of Rathira” Trilogy, the first volume of which is now in print. While a continuation of the “Soul-Linked” story for its many thousands of fans, Berta’s Choice is also enjoyable as a stand-alone story for those who are new to Ms. Phillips’ work. Even presented in this shorter form, Berta’s Choice fully manifests the imagination, creativity, emotional insight, and soul-fired passion that has marked her earlier works. It is a treat for established fans and a delightful entre for new readers.