Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger

Name - Blind Tiger

Reviews - 4.2/5

Pages - 71

By - Sandra Brown



 

About Book Blind Tiger


With a “knack for romantic tension and page-turning suspense, {this one|that one|this 1} {is a|is just a|is really a} winner.” {The year|The entire year|The season} 1920 {comes in|is available in|will come in} with a roar in this rousing and suspenseful New York Times bestselling novel by Sandra Brown. Prohibition is {the new|the brand new|the newest} law of the land, but murder, mayhem, lust, and greed {are already|happen to be|already are|are actually} institutions in the Moonshine Capitol of Texas (Booklist, starred review).

Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier {on the way|on the road|in route|along the way|on your way} {back to|back once again to|back again to} his cowboy life, jumps {from a|from the} moving freight train {to avoid|to prevent|in order to avoid} trouble...and lands in {more than|significantly more than|a lot more than} he bargained for. On {the day|your day|the afternoon} he arrives in Foley, Texas, {a local|an area|a nearby} woman goes missing. Thatcher, {the only|the only real|the sole} stranger {in town|around}, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are {a corrupt|a damaged|an infected} mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners...and {a young|a|a new} widow whose soft features conceal {an iron|a metal} will.
 
{What was|That which was|The thing that was} {supposed to be|said to be|allowed to be} {a fresh|a brand new|a new} start for Laurel Plummer turns to tragedy. Left destitute but determined to dictate {her own|her very own} future, Laurel plunges {into the|in to the|to the} lucrative regional industry, much to the dislike of {the good|the great|the nice} ol'boys, {who have|who've} ruled supreme. Her success quickly makes her a target for cutthroat competitors, whose only code of law is reprisal. As violence erupts, Laurel and—now deputy—Thatcher {find themselves|end up} on opposite sides of a moonshine war, where blood flows as freely as whiskey.



 Editorial Reviews 


Set in 1920, this superior thriller from bestseller Brown (Thick as Thieves) firmly anchors all the action in the plot. Laurel Plummer, the mother of an infant, is stuck in a remote shack with her father-in-law near the little town of Foley, Tex., after the sudden death of her WWI vet husband. Thatcher Hutton, a discharged soldier who’s just leapt off a boxcar, turns up at the Plummer place, asking for water and directions to the nearest town. His first night in a Foley boarding house, Thatcher is awakened “by a gun barrel jammed against his cheekbone” and an accusation that he kidnapped and possibly murdered Mila Driscoll, the local doctor’s missing wife. After Thatcher is released from jail for lack of evidence, the sheriff makes him a part-time deputy and he sets out to find the truth behind Mila’s disappearance. Meanwhile, Laurel, who’s in dire financial straits, helps her father-in-law expand his moonshining business. Conflict ensues as the two wind up on opposite sides of the law. Laurel and Thatcher are strong and inventive characters, and their surprising decisions and evolving relationship will keep readers engaged. Brown shows why she remains in the top rank of her field. Agent: Maria Carvainis, Maria Carvainis Agency. (Aug.)

Publishers Weekly

Set in 1920, this superior thriller from bestseller Brown firmly anchors all the action in the plot . . . Laurel and Thatcher are strong and inventive characters, and their surprising decisions and evolving relationship will keep readers engaged. Brown shows why she remains in the top rank of her field.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Brown doesn’t often delve into historical fiction territory, but she does here with gusto, and readers will practically taste the dusty streets of Foley and feel every rickety bump of the moonshiners’ trucks. There are shoot-outs and reformed prostitutes and a no-good hillbilly family, but none of it feels like an empty stereotype—it’s just all a lot of fun. Combined with Brown’s knack for romantic tension and page-turning suspense, this one is a winner.”—Booklist, Starred Review

"[Brown's] career masterwork and a genuine masterpiece that’s rich in detail woven into a sprawling tapestry."—Providence Journal

"A thrill ride . . . The historical nature of the story regarding the west Texas setting, the Texas Rangers, and how Prohibition made criminals out of those just wanting a beer is intriguing."—BookReporter.com

"Creative, wild, and genius . . . Through the talent of this author we enter a world that is ripe with corruption, greed, envy, avarice, violence. And yet Sandra Brown reminds us that . . . there are still those that rise up, believe in love, and have faith."—Fresh Fiction

"A winner."—AARP

"A masterful storyteller."—USA Today

"Brown deserves her own genre."—Dallas Morning News

"A novelist who can't write them fast enough."—San Antonio Express-News

"One of the best thriller writers around, period."—Providence Journal



About the Author


Sandra Brown is the author of seventy-two New York Times bestsellers. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. She lives in Texas. For more information you can visit www.SandraBrown.net.

Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife

Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife


Name - Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife

Reviews - 3.8/5

Pages - 528

By - Linda Berdoll



 

About Book Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife


Mr. Darcy {Takes a|Requires a|Has a} Wife: The sexiest Austen-inspired novel {that has|that's} readers talking


You thought Bridgerton was steamy? Well {hold on to|keep|retain} your bonnets! This sexy, epic, hilarious, and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice goes far beyond Jane Austen fanfiction {to give|to provide|to offer} the curious reader a titillating taste of how {it would|it'd} feel to be Mrs. Darcy.

Every woman {wants to|really wants to|desires to} be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy—beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring, and outspoken—a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines.

And every woman will fall madly {in love with|in deep love with|deeply in love with} Mr. Darcy—tall, dark, and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife.

Their passion is consuming and idyllic—essentially, they can't keep their hands off each other—{through a|via a|by way of a} sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly, and numerous mysteries of parentage.

Keep your smelling salts handy: this steamy bonnet-ripper is Austen like never before.

What Readers Are Saying:
"{I found|I came across|I discovered} myself {up until|up to|until} 3AM because I couldn't stop and have read it again and again."
"Who says Jane Austen can't be literate AND sexy... {I just|I simply|I recently} kept envisioning Colin Firth all hot and sweaty."
"{A lady|A girl|A female} {needs to have|will need|needs} {a fan|a lover|a supporter} and her smelling salts {at hand|available|accessible} {to read|to see|to learn} this {modern day|present day|contemporary|current day} sequel to Pride and Prejudice."
"{This is|This really is|That is} probably {my favorite|my personal favorite|the best} feel-good book; I {end up|wind up|find yourself} giggling in {almost every|nearly every|virtually every} chapter"
"{I am|I'm} reading it for the 8th time since I {bought it|purchased|got it} four years ago."
"I laughed, I cried, and I blushed!"
"It's the love story we {hoped for|wished for|expected} Lizzy and Darcy. The writing is witty, the language superb and {I have|I've} gone back {to this|to the} book many {times when|instances when|occasions when} {I simply|I merely|I just} didn't have {anything else|other things|whatever else} {on hand|available|readily available}!"
"If {you want to|you wish to|you intend to} know {what happens|what goes on|what are the results} to Darcy and Elizabeth after {they are|they're} married and uncensored, {this is the|this is actually the|here is the} book {for you|for you personally}!"



 Editorial Reviews 


"In short, with this book, Linda Berdoll proves herself to be a worthy novelist, and her continuation of Austen's evergreen tale will live long in readers' memories, perhaps even as long as the original." - CurledUp.com

" If you want to see what a romance writer can do with Austen's characters, then Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife is an overheated potboiler of a bodice ripper that can't fail to elicit a strong opinion one way or the other." - This Gaudy Gilded Stage

"I loved Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, and I want more! And being the lucky girl I am, there's more, because Berdoll has written a sequel to this sequel. I will be continuing the exciting story of Darcy and Elizabeth in Darcy & Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberley. I can't wait!" - blogcritics.org

"This is such a treat for Pride and Prejudice fans. There is the perfect balance between the continuation of a wonderful story with visits from lovable characters (or characters that you love to hate). The story ends on a cliffhanger, but as I have mentioned, there is a sequel to this sequel.

I highly recommend Mr. Darcy Take a Wife. It's not too often that we get to find out what happens next, and Berdoll does an admirable job of continuing a wonderful story." - Epinions.com



About the Author


Researching her bestselling novels Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife and Darcy & Elizabeth, author Linda Berdoll was surprised and delighted by the euphemisms she turned up—most of them of an insulting nature. Berdoll compiled them here to entertain and enlighten. She lives on a pecan farm in Del Valle, Texas, with her husband.


The Light after the War

The Light after the War




Name - The Light after the War

Reviews - 3.7/5

Pages - 320

By - Anita Abriel



 

About Book The Light after the War


Inspired by {an incredible|an amazing|an unbelievable} true story of two Jewish friends who survived the Holocaust, this “heartfelt and memorable tale of family, love, resilience, and the triumph of human spirit” (Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author) spans World War II from Budapest to Austria and the postwar years from Naples to Caracas, {perfect for|ideal for|great for} fans of The German Girl and We Were the Lucky Ones.

Spring 1946: {Best friends|Close friends} Vera Frankel and Edith Ban {arrive in|get to} Naples. Refugees from Hungary, they managed {to escape|to flee} {from a|from the} train headed for Auschwitz and spent the {rest of the|remaining|remaining portion of the} war hiding on an Austrian farm. Now, {the two|both|the 2} {young women|ladies|women} are starting new lives abroad.

Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American officer, Vera finds {work at|work on|just work at} the United States embassy where she falls {in love with|in deep love with|deeply in love with} Captain Anton Wight. But as Vera and Edith grapple with the aftermath of the war, so too does Anton, and when he suddenly disappears, Vera is forced {to change|to alter|to improve} course. Their {quest for|pursuit of|search for} {a better|a much better|an improved} life takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Caracas {as they|because they|while they} start careers, reunite with old friends, and rebuild their lives after terrible loss.

Moving, evocative, and compelling, The Light {After the|Following the} War {is a|is just a|is really a} timely and “unforgettable story of strength, love, and survival” (Jillian Cantor, USA TODAY bestselling author).

 Editorial Reviews 


 "Fans of Georgia Hunter’s We Were The Lucky Ones should race to grab Anita Abriel’s The Light After The War, spanning continents and set against a vividly drawn canvas of World War II and the post-war period. Based on Abriel’s own family history, The Light After The War is a heartfelt and memorable tale of family, love, resilience and the triumph of human spirit."
Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

"I was utterly moved and transfixed by The Light After the War, a beautiful novel that spans a decade across four continents in the wake of World War II. You'll be swept away by this fast-paced, heartbreaking, and hopeful tale of friendship, family, second chances, and the enduring power of love, based on the true story of author Anita Abriel's mother and her fascinating journey away from war-torn Europe in the 1940s. A must-read for anyone interested in the emotional toll of the Second World War."
Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amelie

"Inspired by her own mother’s remarkable life, Anita Abriel takes readers to four continents as she celebrates the power of hope, optimism and female friendship in The Light After the War. If you are a reader who believes in embracing life and love—even after unspeakable loss—you will treasure this book."
Sally Koslow, author of Another Side of Paradise

"Based on a true, untold story, Anita Abriel's The Light After the War paints a wonderful portrait of two young women, both Holocaust survivors, trying to find love and meaning in the aftermath of WWII. From Italy to New York to South America, Abriel brings the friends and the times to life in real, moving, and unexpected ways."
Mark Sullivan, bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky

"Anita Abriel’s heartfelt novel of love and friendship in the years after the Second World War is based on her mother’s own experience, and her intimate connection to the story and characters infuses every word. The Light After the War charts an unforgettable journey to a world struggling to rebuild after the horrors of war, and a pair of extraordinary women who must discover anew how to love and live. Fans of historical fiction won’t want to miss this evocative, heartbreaking story.”
Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Hour

“Set against the vividly drawn backdrops of Naples, Caracas and Sydney in the aftermath of WWII, The Light After the War by Anita Abriel is a beautifully written and heartfelt novel. I was completely swept up in Vera’s and Edith’s lives, their friendship, their heartbreaks and their triumphs. An unforgettable story of strength, love, and survival.”
Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of The Lost Letter and In Another Time

"There is so much in The Light After the War that truly shines: Unforgettable love, family, faith—and the courageous resolve of two young women to mend their lives and seek new beginnings in a world tragically changed. Fans of historical fiction are sure to devour this tale of hope, reinvention and the power of friendship to heal the heart’s deepest wounds."
Roxanne Veletzos, author of The Girl They Left Behind

"Anita Abriel sweeps the reader around the world in this true tale of survival, endurance, and triumph. The Light After the War is a feast for the mind and the heart, not soon to be forgotten."
Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Mrs. Poe and The Sisters of Summit Avenue

“A finely-woven story of post-war romance, second chances, and resolve that refuses to give in or give up. The setting details are evocative and inviting. Well done!”
Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War





About the Author


Anita Abriel was born in Sydney, Australia. She received a BA in English literature with a minor in creative writing from Bard College. She is the internationally bestselling author of The Light After the War, Lana’s War, and A Girl During the War. She lives in California with her family.

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles


Name - The Song of Achilles

Reviews - 4.5/5

Pages - 416

By - Madeline Miller



 

About Book The Song of Achilles


“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House

A thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War from the bestselling author of Circe

A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

“Mary Renault lives again!”  —Emma Donoghue, author of Room



 Editorial Reviews 

Fast, true and incredibly rewarding…A remarkable achievement.

USA Today

I loved this book. The language was timeless, the historical details were slipped in perfectly. I hope SONG OF ACHILLES becomes part of the high school summer reading lists alongside PENELOPIAD.

Helen Simonson

Although the details of the story are Miller’s own, the world is one that all who love the Iliad and its epigones will recognize. Reading this book recalled me to the breathless sense of the ancient-yet-present that I felt when I first fell in love with the classics.

Catherine Conybeare

You don’t need to be familiar with Homer’s The Iliad (or Brad Pitt’s Troy, for that matter) to find Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles spellbinding....her explorations of ego, grief, and love’s many permutations are both familiar and new....[A] timeless love story.

O magazine

Mary Renault lives again! A ravishingly vivid and convincing version of one of the most legendary of love stories.

Emma Donoghue

One of the best novelistic adaptations of Homer in recent memory, and it offers strikingly well-rounded and compassionate portrait of Achilles....[Miller] injects a newfound sense of suspense into a story with an ending that has already been determined.

Wall Street Journal

In the tradition of Mary Renault... Miller draws on her knowledge of classical sources wisely… Well-paced, engaging and tasteful.

London Times Literary Supplement
THE ILIAD turns on Achilles’ pride and his relationship with Patroclus, but Homer is sparing with the personal—so much so that, though we believe in their friendship, we do not understand it. THE SONG OF ACHILLES brings light to their love. This is a beautiful book.

Zachary Mason

Wildly romantic [and] surprisingly suspenseful....[B]ringing those dark figures back to life, making them men again, and while she’s at it, us[ing] her passionate companion piece to The Iliad as a subtle swipe at today’s ongoing debate over gay marriage. Talk about updating the classics.

Time magazine

A captivating retelling of THE ILIAD and events leading up to it through the point of view of Patroclus: it’s a hard book to put down, and any classicist will be enthralled by her characterisation of the goddess Thetis, which carries the true savagery and chill of antiquity.

Donna Tartt

At once a scholar’s homage to THE ILIAD and a startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist. Madeline Miller has given us her own fresh take on the Trojan war and its heroes. The result is a book I could not put down.

Ann Patchett

Powerful, inventive, passionate, and beautifully written.

Boston Globe


About the Author

Madeline Miller grew up in Philadelphia, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Latin and Ancient Greek from Brown University, and has been teaching both languages for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for a modern audience. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Song of Achilles is her first novel.

At the Wolf's Table

At the Wolf's Table




Name - At the Wolf's Table

Reviews - 3.5/5

Pages - 288

By - Rosella Postorino, Leah Janeczko



 

About Book At the Wolf's Table


They {called it|named it} the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf's Lair. “Wolf” was his nickname. As hapless as Little Red Riding Hood, {I had|I'd} {ended up|wound up|finished up} in his belly. A legion of hunters was out {looking for|searching for|trying to find} him, and {to get|to obtain|to have} him {in their|within their|inside their} grips {they would|they'd} gladly slay me as well.

Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is {far away|a long way away|far}, fighting on {the front|the leading|leading} lines of World War II. Impoverished and alone, she makes the fateful decision to leave war-torn Berlin {to live|to reside|to call home} with her in-laws in the countryside, thinking she'll find refuge there. But one morning, the SS come {to tell|to inform|to share with} her {she has|she's} been conscripted to be {one of|among|certainly one of} Hitler's tasters: {three times|3 times|3 x} {a day|each day|per day}, she and nine other women {go to|visit|head to} his secret headquarters, the Wolf's Lair, {to eat|to consume} his meals before he does.

Forced {to eat|to consume} what might kill them, the tasters {begin to|start to|commence to} divide into The Fanatics, those loyal to Hitler, and {the women|the ladies} like Rosa who insist they aren't Nazis, {even as|even while|whilst} they risk their lives {every day|every single day|each day|everyday|each and every day} for Hitler's. As secrets and resentments grow, this unlikely sisterhood reaches {its own|its|a unique} dramatic climax, as everyone begins to wonder {if they are|if they're} on {the wrong|the incorrect} side of history.

 Editorial Reviews 


“Engrossing…At the Wolf’s Table is Postorino’s first novel to be translated into English from her native Italian. Her ability to beautifully convey feelings of guilt, shame, love and remorse in a single gesture is a sign that we will be hearing more from her.”

The New York Times Book Review

“This book—which speaks of love, hunger, survival and remorse—will end up engraved on your heart.”

Marie Claire (Italy)

“As engaging as a great film.”

Vanity Fair (Italy)

“Extraordinary…A touching, unusual novel.”

The Sunday Times (UK)

“A superb retelling…Unputdownable.”

The Herald (Scotland)

“Unsettling and compelling… At the Wolf’s Table stays with you, and for a long time.”

La Repubblica

“Masterful…A unique story in which every reader will see themselves reflected.”

L’Unione Sarda

“You’ll fly into this novel with your heart in your throat and a constant feeling of identification all the way through to the final, magnificent chapter.”

Io Donna

“Compelling and truly well written.”

Huffington Post (Italy)

“A necessary book of great power that brings to mind Primo Levi’s The Drowned and the Saved and the finest Italian fiction.”

La Riviera


About the Author

Rosella Postorino is an internationally bestselling author and an editor. She speaks fluent English, Italian, French, and German. At the Wolf’s Table is her first novel to be translated into English.