Burdened by the pressing weight of survivor’s guilt, Sean McPherson, an ex-cop, is desperate for redemption. At Pines & Quill, a writer’s retreat in the Pacific Northwest, he and his fiancée, Emma Benton, are planning their lives together. He wants to go back into law enforcement. She plans to walk again.
But that’s before the Seattle-based crime family get involved…
The Desert Rose series has a special meaning to me. It’s about relationships. Father and daughter. Girlfriend and boyfriend. Coworkers. But most of all, it explores the relationships of five women who have nothing in common, yet become best friends. Who we have as close friends says a lot about who we are.
In my own life, it’s my friends who have pulled me through my toughest challenges, raised me from my deepest plunges, and cast their light on my darkest hours. Without my friends, I would truly be lost, and I would not be where I am today. The Desert Rose gave me the perfect opportunity to explore, in my fiction, these types of relationships. How they form and what they do.
This book for younger readers is about two men who marched in different lands, but who evidenced the power of the idea of freedom and equality for all.
Mahatma Gandhi began his nonviolent movement in 1915. Dr. Martin Luther King’s struggles became visible in the 1950s. But both men knew how essential it is to continue to instill the values of peace, equality, and respect for our fellow human beings — today, and in the generations to come.
My name is Mita Pandya-Sandil. I’m a wife, mother, teacher and artist. I was born in India and raised in America. My family shares the same story as many immigrant families who came to America for a better life. My parents valued education and wanted their six daughters to have all the opportunities possible. Every experience and opportunity I have in my life is owed to the sacrifices made by my parents. In the face of hardship, my mom’s motto was always “Yes, we can!” My father instilled the love of literature and always remaining curious in life. I love my heritage and Indian values and will always be grateful to the country I’m proud to call my home. If we all looked at the world in terms of the values we receive rather than the borders we cross, we would see that our visions for the world and its future are shared. I want to make the book available on the shelves of our local libraries, schools, and bookstores. I’ve always believed that where schools fall short, or parents don’t have the answers, books often bridge that gap. Let’s fill the holes in history together!
Timothy David Mack is the pen name for Kevin McNeill, David McNeill, and Timothy Wendland. Long-term Boise, Idaho residents, they’ve expressed how indebted they are to Kevin’s wife, Sheila McNeill, for suggesting they write a novel about the orchid hunters after a visit to the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina. A source of inspiration, Sheila’s influence persists even after her untimely departure from this life. A third of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to breast cancer research.
William Gunn wants nothing more than a quiet life. After returning home from the Napoleonic wars, he accepts a position on the Duke of Devonshire’s idyllic estate. Destiny, however, intervenes when his young daughter Sarah falls prey to a mysterious sickness, and Gunn must strike out once more into the unknown and search for an unusual cure—the black orchid, a plant found only in the forbidding Amazon rainforest, where the last man who saw it went insane.
Across the Atlantic, American frontiersman Nathanial Yankee has left his country and his past behind to join a new revolution, fought by General Simón Bolívar to free South America from the Spanish. Nate, however, is no hero—he fights for land, and a chance at a fresh start.
Pursued by a cruel enemy in a race against time, William and Nate must survive the battlefields of the Spanish Main, cross the snow-covered peaks of the Andes, and finally reckon with the rulers of a dying Amazonian empire. For one man, the goal is a chance to save his daughter’s life; for the other, a priceless treasure beckons. If they cannot learn to work together, one of a thousand enemies will kill them (that is, if they don’t kill each other first).
Unbeknownst to them, both men are pawns in a far larger game, and some secrets cannot be hidden forever …
Glida Bothwell’s debut novel is a sumptuous journey, following Abbey from contemporary Seattle, where her life can’t seem to get much worse, to — initially — an extended stay with a widowed mother suffering mental decline.
Sorting through an attic of forgotten keepsakes, she finds herself transported to a westward-traveling wagon train in 1852.
How did she get there? How will a young woman from the twenty-first century survive the hardships and tragedies — and will she eventually find a long trail home?
A dig in a remote site uncovers demonic killings and buried secrets that shatter archeologist Michael Rempart’s world in this sweeping supernatural thriller that crosses time and space from the present to the last days of the Russian Tsars.
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