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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?
It was a first class deception that would change her life forever.
1939, Europe on the brink of war. Lily Shepherd leaves England on an ocean liner for Australia, escaping her life of drudgery for new horizons. She is instantly seduced by the world onboard: cocktails, black-tie balls and beautiful sunsets. Suddenly, Lily finds herself mingling with people who would otherwise never give her the time of day. But soon she realizes her glamorous new friends are not what they seem. The rich and hedonistic Max and Eliza Campbell, mysterious and flirtatious Edward, and fascist George are all running away from tragedy and scandal even greater than her own.
By the time the ship docks, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and life will never be the same again.
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.
Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding series, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster.
Star D'Apliese is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father - the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world...
A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy and secure in her home in the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society's most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game - the rules of which are only known to others, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman unveils the answers that Flora has been searching for her whole life...
As Star learns more of Flora's incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.
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...
It is said that anyone who comes to stay at ‘Pandora’ for the first time will fall in love . . .
It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, ‘Pandora’, is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family.
Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. At the difficult age of thirteen, Alex is torn between protecting his beloved mother, and growing up. And equally, desperate to learn the truth about his real father…
When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora’s secrets have been revealed . . .
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.
Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother Duncan lose their mother to an asylum one night in 1960 and soon after, the twins are sent to their grandmother's country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices, to explore and to grow. That is until the day Duncan doesn't come home from the woods.
With their grandmother seeming to have little interest in her grandson's disappearance, and the police soon giving up hope, it is left to Maisy to discover the truth. And she will start with Grace Deville. A woman who lives alone in the wood, about whom rumours abound ...
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.
A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?
Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.
Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan's Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily's mother she'd keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.
When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily's legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he's been led to believe. Is she villain or victim?
Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he's ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte's heart.
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