Island Affair

Island Affair
A Fun Summer Love Story

by Priscilla Oliveras

  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release : 2020-04-28
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1420150189
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Goodreads, Bookish, & Glitter Guide Best Of & Most Anticipated Books of April Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage, Booktrib, & Smexy Books Most Anticipated Romances of 2020 Frolic Book of the Week “I finished Island Affair with a big smile on my face. I can’t decide what I adored more: Luis and Sara’s love story; their relationships with their complicated and difficult and loving families, or the setting of Key West, which sounded so beautiful I wanted to jump on a plane. I can't wait to read more by Priscilla Oliveras!” —New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory USA Today bestselling author Priscilla Oliveras launches a new romantic comedy series set in Key West, Florida and filled with humor, Latinx culture, and fun family dynamics perfect for summer beach reading… Sought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery from an eating disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a firefighter paramedic and dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé . . . Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, and his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he and Sara have memorized their “how we met” story and are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips . . . sharing secrets, and slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their fake relationship fade like the stunning sunset . . . or blossom into something beautiful? “A captivating love story.” —Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author “Priscilla Oliveras writes about families and love with warmth and charm. If you love nuanced characters and big emotions, read her books.” —HelenKay Dimon, author of The Secret She Keeps “Don’t miss this lovely beginning to Priscilla Oliveras’s new series. Can’t wait to take my next trip!” —Jamie Beck, USA Today bestselling author

The Island Affair

The Island Affair
Can One Summer Mend a Broken Heart?

by Helena Halme

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-03-21
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781916062900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Following a recent tragedy, Alicia is looking forward to a vacation to her native Åland Islands, but her British surgeon husband, Liam, isn't so sure. When secrets held by people close to her, and a handsome Swedish reporter Patrick, threaten to complicate her life even further, can Alicia find a reason to live - and love - again?

An Island Affair

An Island Affair
A Book

by Monica Richardson

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2015-04-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1460379608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A passion for all seasons… Returning to the beloved Eleuthera Islands of her childhood is the best decision Jasmine Talbot ever made. She's determined to succeed in transforming her family's magnificent Caribbean property into a one-of-a-kind B and B. But she needs Jackson Conner's help. A brilliant visionary, the hunky contractor is proud, egotistical…and impossible to resist. Starting his own business was a huge gamble. And so is Jackson's powerful desire for his alluring new boss. But what kind of future can he offer Jasmine when he has just discovered his entire past is a lie? Will his quest to uncover the truth—and the secret he's keeping—jeopardize Jackson's budding romance with the dazzling Bahamian beauty? Or give him the love that could be his lasting legacy…

Flotsam and Jetsam: the Amelia Island Affair

Flotsam and Jetsam: the Amelia Island Affair
A Book

by M. S. Spencer

  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Release : 2018-12-17
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 1509223355
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Who's littering the park with corpses? Simon Ribault and Ellie Ironstone are used to dealing with messy campers and ravaging raccoons, but when three bodies wash up on the beach, the two State Park Rangers must mobilize all their powers of deduction. Who are they and how did they get to the shore of Amelia Island? Are they connected to the secretive League of the Green Cross? Or linked to a mysterious Jamaican drug ring? Ellie, new to Amelia Island, must penetrate a close-knit community if she wants to find answers to the mystery, all while deciding between two rivals for her affection: Thad, the handsome local idol, and Simon, the clever, quirky bookworm. Simon, for his part, will have to call on his not-so-well-honed romantic prowess to lure Ellie away from Thad and at the same time use his wide-ranging research skills to solve the case.

Cuba's Car Culture

Cuba's Car Culture
Celebrating the Island's Automotive Love Affair

by Tom Cotter

  • Publisher : Motorbooks
  • Release : 2016-10-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1627888810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cuba's Car Culture drives through Cuba's love of American cars of the '40s and '50s, and the ingenuity that keeps them running despite the U.S. embargo. 2017 Silver Medal Winner of the International Automotive Media Competition! The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as: -Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts -Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts -Drag racing with no drag strip In many ways, Cuba is an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas. Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history, up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. Cuba's Car Culture is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, whether they're old Chevy Bel-Airs, Studebakers, or Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.

My Coney Island Baby

My Coney Island Baby
A Book

by Billy O'Callaghan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-01-17
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1473558484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A poignant, piercing meditation on middle age and the passing of time... will linger with you long after the book is closed' Guardian On a bitterly cold winter’s afternoon, Michael and Caitlin escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit rendezvous. Once a month, for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven; these precious, hidden hours their only nourishment. But now, amid the howling of an angry snowstorm, the shut-down, out-of-season resort feels like the edge of the world. And their lives, suddenly, are on the brink – with news of serious illness on one side, and a move to the Midwest on the other.

Military Operations of the Civil War

Military Operations of the Civil War
A Guide-index to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865

by United States. National Archives and Records Service

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Her Perfect Affair

Her Perfect Affair
A Book

by Priscilla Oliveras

  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release : 2018-03-27
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1420144324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A ZEBRA SHOUT FRESH NEW ROMANCE The Fernandez sisters have always had big dreams, and the talent and drive to pursue them. And in this sunny, spicy new series, each one will discover that success is that much sweeter when love follows . . . Rosa Fernandez doesn’t act on impulse—she’s the responsible one, planning her career with precision, finally landing a job as the librarian at conservative Queen of Peace Academy, confining her strongest emotions to her secret poetry journal. But she’s been harboring a secret crush on dreamy Jeremy Taylor, and after one dance with him at her sister’s wedding, Rosa longs to let loose for the first time. She deserves some fun, after all. So what if she doesn’t have a shot with Jeremy, not with his wealthy pedigree and high profile lifestyle. But one dance leads to one kiss, and soon Rosa is head-over-heels . . . The adopted son of a prominent Chicago lawyer, Jeremy has a lot to live up to—especially with his birth father in prison—the perfect example of a bad example. With a big promotion and a move to Japan in the works, Jeremy is worlds away from settling down. But sweet, steady Rosa is a temptation he doesn’t want to deny himself, at least for now. Yet when their simple fling turns complicated, everything they’ve both worked for is threatened—except the red-hot intimacy they’ve found together. Can forever really grow from just-for-now? Praise for Priscilla Oliveras’ His Perfect Partner “Moving familial relationships and splashes of Puerto Rican culture round out this splendid contemporary.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW “Oliveras takes all the right steps in this sweet romance . . . Packed with emotion, humor, and memorable characters.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW “Well written and full of fun, welcoming characters. Readers will laugh and cry and be uplifted.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

The Secret She Keeps

The Secret She Keeps
A Book

by HelenKay Dimon

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2019-12-30
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0062892800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No matter where you run to… Connor Rye seeks solace on remote Whitaker Island. When his first quiet evening ends with a blow to the head, it’s clear that nothing—and no one—is as it seems. Still haunted by his sister’s murder, he’s buried himself in work while trying to hold his family together. Now, when he has a minute to breathe, he knows better than to get involved with a stranger, but it might be too late to keep his distance. Desire will find you... For years she’s pretended to be someone else, but Maddie Rhine is done living in the shadows. Old habits are hard to kick however, and when her past follows her to Whitaker she’s forced to hide once more. Except with Connor. Effortlessly sexy Connor makes it difficult to ignore him. He sees right through her…and senses her fear. Someone is watching her. And waiting for the right moment to strike. This time Connor vows to be ready.

Penguin Island

Penguin Island

by Anatole France

  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release : 2015-10-26
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1465604995
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mael, a scion of a royal family of Cambria, was sent in his ninth year to the Abbey of Yvern so that he might there study both sacred and profane learning. At the age of fourteen he renounced his patrimony and took a vow to serve the Lord. His time was divided, according to the rule, between the singing of hymns, the study of grammar, and the meditation of eternal truths. A celestial perfume soon disclosed the virtues of the monk throughout the cloister, and when the blessed Gal, the Abbot of Yvern, departed from this world into the next, young Mael succeeded him in the government of the monastery. He established therein a school, an infirmary, a guest-house, a forge, work-shops of all kinds, and sheds for building ships, and he compelled the monks to till the lands in the neighbourhood. With his own hands he cultivated the garden of the Abbey, he worked in metals, he instructed the novices, and his life was gently gliding along like a stream that reflects the heaven and fertilizes the fields. At the close of the day this servant of God was accustomed to seat himself on the cliff, in the place that is to-day still called St. Mael's chair. At his feet the rocks bristling with green seaweed and tawny wrack seemed like black dragons as they faced the foam of the waves with their monstrous breasts. He watched the sun descending into the ocean like a red Host whose glorious blood gave a purple tone to the clouds and to the summits of the waves. And the holy man saw in this the image of the mystery of the Cross, by which the divine blood has clothed the earth with a royal purple. In the offing a line of dark blue marked the shores of the island of Gad, where St. Bridget, who had been given the veil by St. Malo, ruled over a convent of women. Now Bridget, knowing the merits of the venerable Mael, begged from him some work of his hands as a rich present. Mael cast a hand-bell of bronze for her and, when it was finished, he blessed it and threw it into the sea. And the bell went ringing towards the coast of Gad, where St. Bridget, warned by the sound of the bell upon the waves, received it piously, and carried it in solemn procession with singing of psalms into the chapel of the convent. Thus the holy Mael advanced from virtue to virtue. He had already passed through two-thirds of the way of life, and he hoped peacefully to reach his terrestrial end in the midst of his spiritual brethren, when he knew by a certain sign that the Divine wisdom had decided otherwise, and that the Lord was calling him to less peaceful but not less meritorious labours.

The Greek House

The Greek House
The Story of a Painter's Love Affair with the Island of Sifnos

by Christian Brechneff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-05-27
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781250050168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A richly rewarding narrative about a young painter's love affair with the Greek island of SifnosWhen Christian Brechneff first set foot on the Greek island of Sifnos, it was the spring of 1972 and he was a twenty-one-year-old painter searching for artistic inspiration and a quiet place to work. There, this Swiss child of Russian émigrés, adrift and confused about his sexuality, found something extraordinary. In Sifnos, he found a muse, a subject he was to paint for years, and a sanctuary. In The Greek House, Brechneff tells a funny, touching narrative about his relationship to Sifnos, writing with warmth about its unforgettable residents and the house he bought in a hilltop farm village. This is the story of how he fell in love with Sifnos, and how it became a haven from the complexities of his life in Western Europe and New York. It is the story of his village and of the island during the thirty-odd years he owned the house-from a time when there were barely any roads, to the arrival of the modern world with its tourists and high-speed boats and the euro. And it is the story of the end of the love affair-how the island changed and he changed, how he discovered he had outgrown Sifnos, or couldn't grow there anymore. The Greek House  is a celebration of place and an honest narrative of self-discovery. In its pages, a naïve and inexperienced young man comes into his own. Weaving himself into the life of the island, painting it year after year, he finds a place he can call home.

Parker, W. H.; The Confederate States navy. Jones, J. W.; The morale of the Confederate armies. Evans, C. A.; An outline of Confederate military history. Lee, S. D.; The South since the war. Documental and statistical appendix

Parker, W. H.; The Confederate States navy. Jones, J. W.; The morale of the Confederate armies. Evans, C. A.; An outline of Confederate military history. Lee, S. D.; The South since the war. Documental and statistical appendix
A Book

by Clement Anselm Evans

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1899
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Confederate Military History

Confederate Military History
A Library of Confederate States History

by Clement Anselm Evans

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1899
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Meeting of the Waters

The Meeting of the Waters
The Hindmarsh Island Affair

by Margaret Simons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780733613487
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Account and analysis of the fight between developers and local Australian Aborigines over the construction of a bridge between the mainland and Hindmarsh Island in South Australia in the 1990s. Looks at how the battle divided the indigenous and white communities, embroiled the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, and prompted a Royal Commission. Includes endnotes, references, and index.

Edisto Island

Edisto Island
A Family Affair

by Amy S. Connor,Sheila L. Beardsley

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2004-11-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780738517674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Great fortunes were once made on tiny Edisto Island, as nineteenth-century planters and their families farmed indigo and cotton. Although the ancient, oak-shaded path to Edisto is now a highway, the trees overhead remain draped with lush Spanish moss, luring travelers to another era. Proud of their preservation of the island, residents here strive to maintain a lifestyle that is close to nature and removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. This remarkable new photographic history features over 200 vintage images, many never before seen by the public. With photographs of the founding planters and their families, homes, landscapes and beach views, and intimate views of everyday life on Edisto plantations, this book gives us a glimpse of what the "island experience" was like through the years.

The Galapagos Affair

The Galapagos Affair
A Book

by John E Treherne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-06-30
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1446467880
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over half-a-century ago fanciful and exotic stories began to appear in the world's press about settlers on the remote Galapagos island of Floreana. The tales were of nudism, free love communes, stainless steel dentures - a latter-day Garden of Eden. But the truth was even stranger. Friedrich Ritter, an eccentric German intellectual, and his long-suffering companion Dora Strauch, were the first arrivals. Once established, they were soon joined by others. Most bizarre and dangerous was the self-styled Baroness Wagner-Bosquet. She ruled her three young male lovers with a riding crop, a pearl-handled revolver and insatiable sexual demands - terrorising other settlers. Her mysterious disappearance and the discovery of unidentified bodies on a nearby island perplexed the world. Now The Galapagos Affair unravels the whole incredible story.

Holiday Home Run

Holiday Home Run
A Book

by Priscilla Oliveras

  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release : 2020-10-27
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 1420152920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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HOLIDAY HOME RUN Event planner Julia Louisa Fernandez dreams of a life in Chicago. But her family in Puerto Rico expects her to take over the catering business. Former pro baseball player Ben Thomas knows what that’s like—and when they meet, he might be the one to inspire a winning strategy, just in time for the holidays . . . Previously published in A Season to Celebrate.

An Italian Affair

An Italian Affair
A Book

by Laura Fraser

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0375724850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author describes how, devastated by the breakup of her marriage, she embarked on a mind-healing journey to southern Italy, where she met an aesthetics professor from Paris with whom she shared a long-term love affair and who became a delightful traveling companion. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Burqa Affair Across Europe

The Burqa Affair Across Europe
Between Public and Private Space

by Alessandro Ferrari,Sabrina Pastorelli

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-03-23
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1317039661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In recent years, the wearing of the full-face veil or burqa/niqab has proved a controversial issue in many multi-cultural European societies. Focussing on the socio-legal and human rights angle, this volume provides a useful comparative perspective on how the issue has been dealt with across a range of European states as well as at European institutional level. In so doing, the work draws a theoretical framework for the place of religion between public and private space. With contributions from leading experts from law, sociology and politics, the book presents a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to one of the most contentious and symbolic issues of recent times.

The Bishop's Man

The Bishop's Man
A Book

by Linden MacIntyre

  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release : 2009-07-28
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780307372857
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Something about the boat, perhaps its name, and the posture of that boy caused me to defer my anxieties for the moment. It was so rare to see someone that age stationary, somber. I was more accustomed to a rowdy adolescent enthusiasm. This young man, I realized, was exceptional only because of time and place. Maybe any one of them in those circumstances would have been the same. Quiet. But he caught my attention nevertheless and linked the moment to tender places in the memory. Doomed boys and men: in retrospect they all have that stillness. --from The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre The year is 1993 and Father Duncan MacAskill stands at a small Cape Breton fishing harbour a few miles from where he grew up. Enjoying the timeless sight of a father and son piloting a boat, Duncan takes a moment’s rest from his worries. But he does not yet know that his already strained faith is about to be tested by his interactions with a troubled boy, 18-year-old Danny MacKay. Known to fellow priests as the “Exorcist” because of his special role as clean-up man for the Bishop of Antigonish, Duncan has a talent for coolly reassigning deviant priests while ensuring minimal fuss from victims and their families. It has been a lonely vocation, but Duncan is generally satisfied that his work is a necessary defense of the church. All this changes when lawyers and a policeman snoop too close for the bishop’s comfort. Duncan is assigned a parish in the remote Cape Breton community of Creignish and told to wait it out. This is not the first time Duncan has been sent away for knowing too much: decades ago, the displeased bishop sent a more idealistic Duncan to Honduras for voicing suspicions about a revered priest. It was there that Duncan first tasted forbidden love, with the beautiful Jacinta. It was also there that he met the courageous Father Alfonso, who taught him more about spiritual devotion than he had ever known back home. But when an act of violence in Honduras shook Duncan to his core, he returned home a changed man, willing to quietly execute the bishop’s commands. Now, decades later in Cape Breton, Duncan claims to his concerned sister Effie that isolation is his preference. But when several women seek to befriend him, along with some long-estranged friends, Duncan is alternately tempted and unnerved by their attentions. Drink becomes his only solace. Attempting to distract himself with parish work, Duncan takes an interest in troubled young Danny, whose good-hearted father sells Duncan a boat he names The Jacinta. To Duncan’s alarm, he discovers that the boy once spent time with an errant priest who had been dispatched by Duncan himself to Port Hood. Duncan begins to ask questions, dreading the answers. When tragedy strikes, he knows that he must act. But will his actions be those of a good priest, or an all too flawed man? Winner of the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Linden MacIntyre’s searing The Bishop’s Man is an unforgettable and complex character study of a deeply conflicted man at the precipice of his life. Can we ever be certain of an individual’s guilt or innocence? Is violence ever justified? Can any act of contrition redeem our own complicity?