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The Sands of Time

Four women leave their Spanish convent and enter an alien world of uncertainty, romance, and suspense.
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Four women leave their Spanish convent and enter an alien world of uncertainty, romance, and suspense.
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FOUR WOMEN AND THE MEN THEY ARE FORBIDDEN TO LOVE
Four nuns find themselves suddenly thrust into a hostile world they long ago abandoned for the safety of the convent. Unwittingly they become pawns in a battle between the charismatic Jaime Miro, leader of the outlawed Basque nationalists, and the ruthless Colonel Ramon Acoca of the Spanish Army.
Megan
the orphan, who feels an overpowering attraction to Jaime Miro
Lucia
the fiery Sicilian beauty on the run for murder – and Rubio Arzano, the freedom fighter who risks his life to save her
Teresa
whose guilty conscience finally drives her to betray her friends
Graciela
who bears a terrible secret that almost destroys her – and the courageous Ricardo Mellado who loves her.
‘The Sands of Time’ is an unforgettable adventure and a heart-stopping romance, set against the timeless and dramatic landscape of Spain.

Sandman Slim

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Life sucks, then you die. Period. Unless you’re James Stark, a hitman in Hell for eleven years before escaping back up to Hell-on-earth L.A.—looking for revenge, absolution . . . love, maybe. But Hell’s not through with Stark.Heaven’s not either.

Sanctuary

SUMMARY: War with their archrival, the evil Ansara clan, is unavoidable. For Mercy Raintree, a war means she must assume her position as guardian of the Sanctuary—the sacred Raintree home place deep in the Smoky Mountains. But doing so threatens to disclose her most prized secret—one Mercy has kept to herself for six years. As the solstice looms and the battle heats up, Dranir Judah Ansara gathers his forces, intending to wipe every Raintree from the face of the land. Including Mercy, whom he’s claimed as his to kill. Then he comes face-to-face with her—and with her daughter, Eve. Will Mercy’s closely guarded secret change not only the outcome of the battle—but also Judah’s own bitter heart?

Samurai

SUMMARY: Dragons. They masquerade as their victims, unrecognizable to all but a select few. In the West, Simon St. George and his father are the last living descendants of a legendary clan of dragon hunters. In the Far East, fierce Samurai warriors are bound by an oath to defeat the dragons. Now, faced with an apocalyptic dragon plot, East and West must join forces to save mankind. Brimming with unforgettable dragon lore and exotic adventure, Jason Hightman’s riveting sequel to The Saint of Dragons delves deeper into the raging war between humans and dragons.

Salvation City

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** From the critically acclaimed author of *The Last of Her Kind*, a breakout novel that imagines the aftermath of pandemic flu, as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy uncertain of his destiny.**
His family’s sole survivor after a flu pandemic has killed large numbers of people worldwide, Cole Vining is lucky to have found refuge with the evangelical Pastor Wyatt and his wife in a small town in southern Indiana. As the world outside has grown increasingly anarchic, Salvation City has been spared much of the devastation, and its residents have renewed their preparations for the Rapture.
Grateful for the shelter and love of his foster family (and relieved to have been saved from the horrid, overrun orphanages that have sprung up around the country), Cole begins to form relationships within the larger community. But despite his affection for this place, he struggles with memories of the very different world in which he was reared. Is there room to love both Wyatt and his parents? Are they still his parents if they are no longer there? As others around him grow increasingly fixated on the hope of salvation and the new life to come through the imminent Rapture, Cole begins to conceive of a different future for himself, one in which his own dreams of heroism seem within reach.
Written in Sigrid Nunez’s deceptively simple style, *Salvation City* is a story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness, weaving the deeply affecting story of a young boy’s transformation with a profound meditation on the meaning of belief and heroism.
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Salaam, Paris

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Tanaya Shah longs for the wonderful world of Paris, the world that she fell in love with while watching Audrey Hepburn in *Sabrina*—so when a proposal comes along for an arranged marriage with a man who is living in Paris, Tanaya seizes the chance. But once she lands in the city, she shuns the match. A stroke of luck turns Tanaya into a supermodel, and soon the traditional girl is cavorting with rock stars and is disowned by her family. In her new whirlwind life, she is reintroduced to the man she was supposed to marry, the man she now realizes she should have never walked away from, the man who is her only connection to the family she longs to reconcile with, if only it’s not too late.

Sahm I Am

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **For the members of a stay-at-home-moms’ e-mail loop, lunch with friends is a sandwich in front of the computer. But where else could they discuss things like . . .** **S**uccess: Her workaholic husband is driving Dulcie Huckleberry around the bend. It’s hard to love someone in sickness and in health when *he’s never home!* **A**rt: Let the children express themselves, opines artistic Zelia Muzuwa, and then her son’s head gets stuck inside a kitty scratching post . . . **H**ealth: Surely aches and pains are normal in an active little boy, yet those of soccer-mom Jocelyn Millard’s son don’t seem to be going away. **M**otherhood: Teen-mom-turned-farmer’s-wife Brenna Lindberg can deal with the mud and the chickens, but what about her husband’s desire for a child of his own? **I**ndiscretions: However youthful, they can come back to haunt you, learns pastor’s wife Phyllis Lorimer. **Am**ends: These could stand to be made between officious list moderator Rosalyn Ebberly and her pampered sister, Veronica. Perhaps the other SAHM I AMers can teach these two something about sisterhood.

Sahara: A Dirk Pitt Adventure

Clive Cussler’s breathtaking thriller is now available in a premium edition in an exciting new package. Egypt, 1996. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist who’s investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all life in the world’s seas. Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state-of-the-art yacht, run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteriesthe fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln’s assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot. Now, amidst the blazing, shifting sands of the Sahara, Dirk Pitt will make a desperate standin a battle the world cannot afford to lose.

The Safe House

The Safe House is a scintillating psychological thriller by the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French ‘Nicci French’s sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition’ Sophie Hannah *** You open your home and your heart to a victim. But your house is anything but safe . . . Samantha Laschen is a doctor specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder. She’s moved to the coast to escape her problems and to be alone with her young daughter. But now the police want her to take in Fiona Mackenzie, a girl whose parents have been savagely murdered. Yet by allowing Fiona in, Sam is exposing herself – and her daughter – to risks she couldn’t possibly have imagined . . .***Praise for Nicci French: ‘French leads the field’ Sunday Express ‘Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense’ Daily Mirror ‘Tense, frightening, gripping’ Easy Living ‘Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive’ Daily Express’Gripping, chilling, moving’ Observer

Safe Haven

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
The #1 *New York Times *bestselling author tells the story of romance lost and rediscovered-and the wrenching decision one woman must make between loyalty and love.
Every person’s story has a beginning, middle and end, but the path that leads from one stage of life to the next is rarely predictable. Renee’s journey begins when she is a carefree college student, studying in Italy with her best friend, Audrey. During that idyllic summer abroad, Renee meets a handsome local, and falls deeply in love. But like all summer romances, the affair comes to an end when she returns to North Carolina. Back home, Renee fulfills everyone’s expectations – including her own – by marrying her longtime college boyfriend. Over the next two decades, she raises a family and lives a predictable, if in some ways unfulfilling life. When Audrey announces that she’s dying of cancer, Renee drops everything to spend Audrey’s last days by her side, unaware that her unconventional best friend still has a few surprises up her sleeve . . . surprises that will turn Renee’s world upside down, and offer her a chance to re-live the choices of her past in a way she never dreamed possible.

The Sacred Pool

The Sacred Pool by L. Warren Douglas
A lost little girl weeps in the high wilderness, and her cries are heard…Is her rescuer a crazy, lonely woodsman, or a timeworn Celtic god, and she his ownly believer? Does an ancient female deity live beside the pool, among the ancient trees of the cool beech grove, or is she little Pierrette’s “imaginary friend,” a poor substitue for a murdered mother?
Will the Black Time come, when dark, evil machines tower of the sunny little harbor of Citharista and all the goodness of the world is locked in an ebon box, or will young Ierrette indeed become the great sorceress of her dreams,with fire at her fingertips to stem the evil tide?
Journey with her across the ancient landscape, wander among the bleaching limestone bones of dragons that lie still atop the hills, and see for yourself whether the old gods yet endure…
*The Sacred Pond* stnads at the midpoint of a vast historic tapestry, looking both forward and back: from the sea-girt Paleolithic caves of of Sormiou and the enchanted forests of ancient Gaul, to the steamy swamps of Midicor IV, a million years hence; from old Polybius in his leather tent at the siege of Numantia, to Achibol the Charlatan in a cybernetic fortress buried beneath the Columbia Icefields of Alberta, L. Warren Douglas is there—and he takes his readers with him.

Sabriel (Adult)

Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him. She soon finds companions in Mogget, a cat whose aloof manner barely conceals its malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories. As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death — and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. With Sabriel, the first installment in the Abhorsen trilogy, Garth Nix exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star, in a novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn’t always clear — and sometimes disappears altogether.

Ryan’s Place

Abandoned by his parents and separated from his four brothers as a youngster, Ryan Devaney never let anyone get too close to him. Then spunky Maggie O’Brien marched into his Irish pub and declared war on the icy fortress around his heart.
Ryan claimed he didn’t believe in love, but Maggie’s bright smile and tender touch soon had him reconsidering. The beautiful redhead warmed his frozen spirit and awakened long-forgotten dreams — like the desire to search for his long-lost brothers. The ultimate question remained: Would Ryan accept the challenge to believe there was a place for him in happily-ever-after?

(source: Bol.com)

Ruthless

Ruthless (House of Rohan Series #1) by Anne Stuart
Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan.
Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won’t be swayed. And while his dark seduction appalls the pure and impoverished Elinor Harriman, she finds herself intrigued…and secretly drawn to the man behind the desire.

Russian Winter

EDITORIAL REVIEW: When Nina Revskaya, former star of the Bolshoi Ballet, decides to auction her remarkable jewelry, she hopes to draw a curtain on her past. Instead, she is overwhelmed by memories of glorious and heartbreaking events that changed her life’s course half a century before. In Russia, she discovered the theater, fell in love with a famed poet, and became—with her closest friends—a victim of Stalinist aggression. A terrible discovery led to a deadly act of betrayal—and to Nina’s escape to Boston. Now, an associate at the Boston auction house and a Russian professor are unraveling a mystery surrounding a love letter, a poem, and a necklace of unknown provenance, stirring up revelations that will have life-altering consequences for all.

Rusalka

Rusalka (Rusalka Series #1) by C. J. Cherryh
This is Hugo-Award-winning author C.J. Cherryh’s Del Rey debut—the story of Rusalka, the ghost of a murdered girl still seeking to exist by drawing the energy of life from all nearby living things, and the attempt to bring her back to life by her father Ulamets, and Pyetr, the young man who loved her.