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Danielle Steel tears down the walls of power at the heart of the White House in the thrilling Dangerous Games.
Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world. With her daughter in college, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, an ex-Navy Seal, Alix exhilarates in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark.
Alix starts with a nationally revered woman who may be the key to exposing frightening secrets. Olympia Foster is the fragile, reclusive widow of America's most admired senator, who had been destined for the presidency before an assassin's bullet felled him. Since then, Olympia has found emotional support in Clark, who once wanted her as his wife and now stands as her protector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, federal agents pick up the trail. Then the threats begin.
As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben's help as never before. Soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than they had imagined . . .
Natasha Leonova's beauty saved her life.
Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimir's ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. Until she meets Theo Luca. The son of a famous and difficult artist, Theo and his mother own a restaurant filled with his late father's artwork. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca's artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin.
Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha's image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that the paintings are not for sale, is determined to secure one at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimir's mistress...
Danielle Steel is famous for her inspirational stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.
A seashell and a sealed letter form a tenuous connection to a forbidden wartime romance...
1937. Simon's Town is a vibrant and diverse community in a picturesque part of the Union of South Africa. At the heart of the town is the Royal Navy port, and Louise Ahrendts, daughter of a shipbuilder, nurtures the idea that through hard work she could step beyond a destiny of domestic service. She dreams of becoming a nurse and she has the tenacity to make this dream a reality. When the Second World War breaks out and the port becomes a hub of activity, Louise's path crosses with that of Lieutenant David Horrocks. Despite the gulf in their backgrounds and the expectations facing them from family on both sides, Louise and David are determined to be together.
But as the end of the war approaches and a new troubled moment of history dawns, will they find their way back to each other?
Willem Prins wanders the streets of Paris, disillusioned and glum. Once, he showed great promise as a South African writer of distinction, but years of disappointment have left their mark. Drowning himself in the Seine may well be the only option left to drive up his book sales. His reason for being in Paris - the French translation of an erotic novel he wrote under a pseudonym - is not exactly something to be proud of. He is no stranger to Paris. An ex-wife of his (one of three) lives in the city with his eldest son, a young man who barely knows his father. Willem finds an unlikely companion in Jackie, a young South African working as an au pair in the city, a woman old enough to be his daughter. Together, the two of them will face the chaos of the terror attacks on Friday the thirteenth in Paris. You Lost Me is bestselling author Marita van der Vyver's thirteenth novel, a story about life's thunder clouds and the bonds between us that offer shelter. It is a tale of disillusionment and loss, told with warmth and wicked humour.
Op ’n winterdag in 1945 ontferm ’n kinderlose wit egpaar, Sara en Erik de Graaff, hulle oor ’n driejarige halwe weeskind – Mina Afrika. Hulle wil haar graag ’n kans in die lewe gee.
Maar dadelik begin die gegis, die geskinder in die Hexvallei Want Mina se vel lyk soos koffie vol Jerseyroom. Soos die jare kom en gaan, bly sy hul “aanneemkind”. Dit is die wyse, bejaarde Tietser Meraai wat meer soos ’n ma vir haar is. Sy waarsku die pragtige, intelligente kind: Net een misstap en die witmense sal vinger wys en sê: Daar het die De Graaffs nou hulle loon.
Dan, terwyl Mina nog vol ambisie haar toekoms beplan en haar drome met die bewonderende Boeta Bantjies deel, gebeur dié “misstap”. Die verraderlike daad van ’n ryk jong wit man dryf Mina weg uit die Vallei, laat haar beland in ’n eindelose spiraal van bedrog. ’n Lewe van vernedering in Groenpunt en tussen die bendes van Distrik Ses.
Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget, with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated, however, by a crucial but terribly awkward question – who is the father? Mark Darcy: honourable, decent, notable human rights lawyer? Or Daniel Cleaver: charming, witty, notable halfwit?
In this gloriously funny, touching story of baby-deadline panic, maternal bliss, and social, professional, technological, culinary and childbirth chaos, Bridget Jones – global phenomenon and the world’s favourite Singleton – is back with a bump.
As Hurricane Ophelia bears down on New York City, millions are caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes.
Successful interior designer Ellen Wharton flies into New York from London, heedless of the hurricane warnings. She is intent on seeing her mother, Grace. But when the storm hits, the women are forced to wade through freezing waters to the police boats outside. British investment banker Charles Williams is travelling on business but is also eager to see his young daughters, who live with his beautiful, estranged ex-wife. As the hurricane rages, he desperately checks the shelters where thousands have taken refuge to find them, and runs into Ellen and her mother. Meanwhile Juliette Dubois, a dedicated ER doctor, fights to save lives when the generators at the hospital fail.
The day of chaos takes its toll as New Yorkers struggle to face a natural disaster of epic proportions. But as lives are shattered, heroes are revealed – and then the real challenge begins, when the survivors face their futures...
Die privaat ondersoeker Renata Malan worstel steeds met die feit dat haar oupa en pa moordenaars is. Te meer omdat haar stiefpa, ’n sielkundige, in sy ondersoek na hierdie geval byna bo twyfel bewys het kinders erf hulle voorgeslagte se bose gene.
Renata bevind haar in ’n benouende posisie toe haar pa al hoe sterker verdink word van die reeksmoorde wat sy en haar kollega ondersoek. Hoewel die doodstraf destyds oor haar pa uitgespreek is, het hy op pad na sy teregstelling ontsnap en nou lyk dit of hy veel nader aan Renata woon en leef as wat sy gedink het. Eers wanneer hy agter tralies is, sal sy met haar lewe kan aangaan. Wel, in die sin dat sy dan sal kan bewys sy wil hom uit die samelewing verwyder.
Maar is die reeksmoordenaar inderdaad haar pa? En as dit nie is nie, hoekom kry Renata telkens ’n boodskap daaroor en waarom word die slagoffers op sulke strategiese plekke gevind?
Stellenbosch se studente is opstandig. Die dorp brand, en in Sophia se klein dog veilige huisie droom sy van Pompeii en wegloop, weg van elke dag se sleur by BoekWeb en haar man se speurderwerk. Wanneer haar klein Magriet wegraak en Sophia ontvoer word, moet sy egter spartel om uit die web te kom – haar kind moet van die spinnekop gered word. In Naomi Meyer se debuutroman word die Boland, SA en ons almal se brandpunte helder verlig.
"Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably. Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one. We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws...and all the beauty I couldn't see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us. But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength.
Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free...or break us apart."
Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant, One With You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide.
James Patterson's BookShots is a new line of short and propulsive novels.
Chelsea O'Kane escapes to Maine with fresh bruises. She's ready to begin anew - until she runs into her old flame, Jeremy Holland. As he helps fix up her inn, her heart heals and they rediscover what they once loved about each other.
But as the two play house, it starts to seem too good to last...
Luna, ’n jong speurdersersant, moet die saak oplos van ’n meisie wie se lyk in ’n riviertjie gekry word. Maar wie is die meisie, met wie het sy kontak gehad en waar het sy vandaan gekom? Aanvanklik lyk dit nie of Luna eens hierop antwoorde gaan kry nie, tot ’n verwaarloosde meisietjie van haar afhanklik raak en haar onwetend op ’n spoor plaas. Dit bring egter net nuwe probleme. Luna raak bewus van ’n motorfietsryer wat net te dikwels agter haar op ’n openbare pad verskyn, later voor haar woonplek, en hy probeer nie juis onopsigtelik wees nie. Die dwelmwereld wat voor haar oopmaak, is ook nie ’n verwikkeling waarop sy gereken het nie. Luna word terselfdertyd gekonfronteer met kennis uit haar persoonlike verlede wat al net ’n vae herinnering geword het. Is luitenant Johan Botha wie sy dink hy is?
’n Omnibus met Dis ek, Anna en Die staat teen Anna Bruwer in om met die film gebaseer op die boeke saam te val. Die omnibus bevat albei boeke.
Sy het haarself Stom Anna genoem. Omdat sy aan niemand kon vertel van dit wat tussen haar en haar stiefpa plaasgevind het nie.
Hierdie is die verhaal oor hoe sy uiteindelik die stilte verbreek het en haar verhaal aan die wêreld en ook in die hof gaan vertel het. Dis ek, Anna is gebaseer op ’n ware verhaal.
In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of reader around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty – until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him – past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she's feared for the last three years: Amelia Quentin is being released from prison.
Jules' life is very different now to the one she'd known before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back, she needs to decide what to do. Friends and family gather round, fearing for Jules' safety. They know that justice was never served; every one of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay.
The question is, what will Jules do; and which of them - her or Amelia - has the most to fear?
Alexander Strachan se Brandwaterkom is ’n dubbelloop-roman: Dit is enersyds ’n aangrypende, bloedstollende verhaal oor die lewe van een van die berugste Boereoffisiere, andersyds is dit ’n boeiende ondersoek na die verleidelike, soms selfs verraderlike manier waarop verhale van ons besit neem en ons verbeelding op loop jaag.
Met verbluffende vernuf trek Strachan albei snellers van die roman gelyk af.
Vida se beste vriend staan uiteindelik op trou. Maar as hy hom lewenslank wil opsaal met ’n meisie wat in alle opsigte die Barbie-model ’n treetjie voor is, is dit sy saak. Dit is wel hinderlik dat sy as “best woman” ’n tuxedo-aandrok moet dra en alles wat daarmee saamgaan om die verloofde gelukkig te hou. Ook die feit dat hulle haar met die verloofde se broer wil afpaar. Maar net vir die troue en net vir haar beste vriend is dit ook seker nie te veel gevra nie. En die man is regtig ’n vangs, as sy eerlik wil wees. Terwyl haar beroepslewe as argitek ook ’n onverwagte trap of twee styg en sy daarmee probeer tred hou, doem ander komplikasies op: haar ewig onvergenoegde ma, haar immer swerwende pa, ongeoorloofde affairs begin aan die orde van die dag lyk, ’n ramparty haak ampertjies uit en ’n naweek in die Bosveld het rampspoedige gevolge. As daar ooit ’n moontlikheid was dat Vida se beste vriend eintlik die liefde van haar lewe is, is dit nou te laat. Die strykkwartet speel al die troumars, letterlik. En Vida se sin vir humor is meestal al wat haar staande hou.
Isa glo sy het die trauma van Deon se dood verwerk. Haar ma stem nie saam nie. Die res van haar familie ook nie. Toe sy haar onverwags by die werk vasloop in die man wat haar daardie rampdag gered het, begin sy self twyfel. Ettienne se verskyning gooi haar lewe opnuut omver. Sy herleef die ontsetting van destyds in nagmerries en onverwagse terugflitse wat herinneringe oproep wat sy onbewustelik onderdruk het. Wat het alles op Phuket gebeur? Watter rol het Ettienne gespeel? Sal dit genesing bring as sy die verlede gaan konfronteer? Of sal sy terugval in depressie en ontkenning?
From New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh comes the next contemporary romance in the Rock Kiss series…
Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.
Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.
When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.
The compelling and heart-breaking new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors.
Jenna and Jack Moore have moved their family to Wales for a fresh start. For vivacious, happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Paige the future is full of promise. But suddenly everything changes. Paige becomes more and more withdrawn. The closeness she once shared with her mother a distant memory. It then becomes clear that Jack has secrets too.
Preoccupied with her younger children, her husband's fidelity and their fledgling publishing company, Jenna doesn't realise the extent of her eldest daughter's unhappiness until the unthinkable happens. And the nightmare is only just beginning.
"You come from a long line of mistakes", Guy Caulder tells his daughter Alice. "My mother married the wrong man. Her mother did the same".
At the end of a love affair, Alice journeys to Normandy to meet Guy's mother, the grandmother she has never known. She tells her that there was one true love story in the family.
In the summer of 1942, Kitty is an ATS driver stationed in Sussex. She meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Mountbatten mounts a raid on the beaches at Dieppe.
One of the worst disasters of the war, it sealed the fates of both Larry and Ed, and its repercussions will echo through the generations to come.
Mortified after her semester abroad is cut short, Amelia Christiansen returns to Deep Haven, certain she isn’t brave enough for the adventures she’s dreamed of. The last thing she expects is for the man who broke her heart to cross the Atlantic and beg forgiveness. ,p>
Heir to a European hotel dynasty, Roark St. John has trekked from one exotic locale to another, haunted by tragedy and the expectations that accompany his last name. Amelia is the first woman to give him a reason to stop running. He’ll do anything for a second chance―even contend with Amelia’s old flame, who is intent on sending Roark packing.
While one surprise after another leaves Amelia reeling, Roark’s continued presence only highlights the questions pursuing her. Like him, is she running from the life God has called her to? Could finding her new place mean leaving home behind?
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.
Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.
But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view...
Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.
The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows.
At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached, threatening everything. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we'd had before or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...
The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author…
Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself...be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it’s very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O’Neal, a.k.a. the Dhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.
And that’s before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated--and left wondering whether she’s strong enough to claim her own power...on the field, and off.
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