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A Quiet Belief in Angels

Author : R.J. Ellory
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 343 pages
File Size : 14,17 MB
Release : 2010-08-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1590203496

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In this acclaimed psychological thriller, a man is haunted by a killer who terrorized his rural Southern hometown: “a tour de force” (Michael Connelly). Georgia, 1939. In the small community of Augusta Falls, twelve-year-old Joseph Vaughn is devastated to learn of a female classmate’s brutal murder. She had been his friend—someone Joseph loved—and she was far from the killer’s last victim. A few years later, Joseph is determined to protect his town, but he is powerless in preventing more murders—and no one is ever caught. Ten years later, a neighbor is found hanging from a rope, surrounded by belongings of the dead girls. The killings cease. The nightmare appears to be over. Plagued by everything he has witnessed, Joseph sets out to forge a new life in New York. But even there the past won’t leave him alone—for it seems that the murderer still lives and is killing again, and that the secret to his identity lies in Joseph’s own history.

A Quiet Belief In Angels

Author : R.J. Ellory
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 46,38 MB
Release : 2009-07-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1409115208

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A superb, atmospheric thriller from 'one of crime fiction's new stars' [Sunday Telegraph] Joseph Vaughan's life has been dogged by tragedy. Growing up in the 1950s, he was at the centre of series of killings of young girls in his small rural community. The girls were taken, assaulted and left horribly mutilated. Barely a teenager himself, Joseph becomes determined to try to protect his community and classmates from the predations of the killer. Despite banding together with his friends as ' The Guardians', he was powerless to prevent more murders - and no one was ever caught. Only after a full ten years did the nightmare end when the one of his neighbours is found hanging from a rope, with articles from the dead girls around him. Thankfully, the killings finally ceased. But the past won't stay buried - for it seems that the real murderer still lives and is killing again. And the secret of his identity lies in Joseph's own history...

A Quiet Vendetta

Author : R.J. Ellory
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 445 pages
File Size : 47,91 MB
Release : 2013-03-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1468300237

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In pre-Katrina New Orleans, a detective spars with a mafia hitman to find the governor’s daughter in “the best Mafia novel since The Godfather” (Booklist, starred review). When Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the cops react fast—she is the Governor’s daughter, after all. But the case quickly grows very strange. Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and when the kidnapper calls, he doesn’t want money: he wants time alone with a minor government functionary. By the time the pieces fall into place, it’s already too late . . . A Quiet Vendetta is both the epic story of one mobster’s life—following him from Cuba to Chicago—and a powerful thriller of rage, love, and loss.

New England White

Author : Stephen L. Carter
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 576 pages
File Size : 12,2 MB
Release : 2007-06-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0307266966

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Lemaster Carlyle, the president of the country's most prestigious university, and his wife, Julie, the divinity school's deputy dean, are America's most prominent and powerful African American couple. Driving home through a swirling blizzard late one night, the couple skids off the road. Near the sight of their accident they discover a dead body. To her horror, Julia recognizes the body as a prominent academic and one of her former lovers. In the wake of the death, the icy veneer of their town Elm Harbor, a place Julie calls "the heart of whiteness," begins to crack, having devastating consequences for a prominent local family and sending shock waves all the way to the White House.

Lifted by Angels

Author : Joel J. Miller
Publisher : HarperChristian + ORM
Page : 209 pages
File Size : 11,41 MB
Release : 2012-10-08
Category : Religion
ISBN : 1400204232

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Explores the relationship between people and angels, through the eyes of the early church. Heaven is closer than we realize. Its boundaries overlap our own, and angels move in and out of our porous present, this moment that seems to us so solid and concrete. If that reality seems dim to us now, it beamed for the early Christians. Through their writings, sermons, songs, and art, the ancient faithful confessed a powerful and vivid belief that angels help carry us on our journey to God. Rooted in the Scripture and following this ancient understanding, Lifted by Angels reveals: the role that angels play in the lives of people and in God’s plan of salvation the different ranks and functions of angels how Satan and his demons fell from grace and plagued humans the functions of guardian angels and how God assigns them to fit our personal needs how guardian angels help us resist evil, temptation, and the devil the way angels join with us in our prayers, even adding their own to ours the service angels provide in worship Featuring examples of angels in ancient icons and frescoes and supported by extensive research on the early church and its pastors, poets, theologians, and artists, Lifted by Angels answers universal curiosity about angels and the unseen world, leaving readers inspired and hopeful about the nearness of God.

King of Angels

Author : Perry Brass
Publisher : Perry Brass
Page : 378 pages
File Size : 11,32 MB
Release : 2019-08-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1892149141

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1963. John F. Kennedy is president. Civl rights is catching fire, as another community -- of bachelor men -- is emerging as one to be despised or acknowelged. Ann twevl-year-old Benjamin Rotheberg who lives in a marshy suburb of Savannah, Georgia, with "the most ravishing name in the world," the Isle of Hope, with his mother Caroline, a classically beautiful Southern WASP and his magnetic father Robby, a smark dark Sephardic-Jewish salemsan, is trying to figure out who he is ... Benjamin must change idetities from beign a smart, precocious self-aware kid to masquerading and passing as a regular guy from growing into a sexually curious (and possibly gay) young man to expereince a fragile adolescent innocence and attraction to a pretty girl. King of Angels is about many communties coming together in an explosive time -- Southern Jews, African-Americans, Southern Catholics, an emerging gay one, and the secret underground world of boys, their crushes and conflicts, their attachments and hates. It is also about the seductive attractions of self knowledge and the men and women who open our hearts to it, amidst the struggles of the soul itself to bloom in life and even after death. This is Perry Brass's most stirring and emotionally charged novel, set in the hunting coastal South. -- Publisher's description.

Love, Theodosia

Author : Lori Anne Goldstein
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 37,51 MB
Release : 2021-11-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1951627989

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A Romeo & Juliet tale for Hamilton! fans. In post-American Revolution New York City, Theodosia Burr, a scholar with the skills of a socialite, is all about charming the right people on behalf of her father—Senator Aaron Burr, who is determined to win the office of president in the pivotal election of 1800. Meanwhile, Philip Hamilton, the rakish son of Alexander Hamilton, is all about being charming on behalf of his libido. When the two first meet, it seems the ongoing feud between their politically opposed fathers may be hereditary. But soon, Theodosia and Philip must choose between love and family, desire and loyalty, and preserving the legacy their flawed fathers fought for or creating their own. Love, Theodosia is a smart, funny, swoony take on a fiercely intelligent woman with feminist ideas ahead of her time who has long-deserved center stage. A refreshing spin on the Hamiltonian era and the characters we have grown to know and love. It’s also a heartbreaking romance of two star-crossed lovers, an achingly bittersweet “what if.” Despite their fathers’ bitter rivalry, Theodosia and Philip are drawn to each other and, in what unrolls like a Jane Austen novel of manners, we find ourselves entangled in the world of Hamilton and Burr once again as these heirs of famous enemies are driven together despite every reason not to be.

A Temptation of Angels

Author : Michelle Zink
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 17,84 MB
Release : 2012-03-20
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 1101574879

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When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself town between one of the brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Angels All Around Us

Author : Anthony DeStefano
Publisher : Image
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 37,87 MB
Release : 2012-10-16
Category : Religion
ISBN : 0385522223

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In Angels All Around Us (previously titled The Invisible World in hardcover), the international bestselling author of A Travel Guide to Heaven and Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To explains the awesome and mysterious reality of the spiritual dimension that surrounds and permeates our very existence. All aspects of the spiritual realm are discussed, including the existence of angels and demons, the whereabouts of loved ones who have passed, the gift of grace, heaven, hell, and even the presence and activity of God in our lives. Completely consistent with traditional Christian teaching, Angels All Around Us will help readers embrace a certitude that makes it easier to act according to their moral beliefs, give them a greater sense of the richness of life, and show them that no amount of suffering-physical, mental, or emotional-will ever be able to destroy the profound sense of inner peace that they can experience on a daily basis.

Ghostheart

Author : R.J. Ellory
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 21,38 MB
Release : 2015-06-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1468312251

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From a “master of the genre,” a psychological thriller about a woman lured by curiosity about her dead father into her family’s dark past. (New York Times bestselling authorClive Cussler) Annie O’Neill has it all: a cozy Manhattan apartment, a beautiful bookshop, and a network of supportive friends?but her father died in her childhood, leaving a hole she has yet to fill. When a mysterious man named Forrester enters the shop and claims to be her father’s oldest friend, she jumps at the chance to discover more. But Forrester seems much more interested in telling her a story about a ruthless ganglord and a decades-old betrayal. A betrayal that, she will realize far too slowly, has something very much to do with her. Praised by Alan Furst as a “uniquely gifted, passionate, and powerful writer,” R.J. Ellory, the bestselling author of A Quiet Belief in Angels and City of Lies, is back with a novel packed with mystery, betrayal, and shocking family history. “It’s a bravura performance for readers of literary suspense from a writer whose prose often sings.” —Booklist “This compelling novel, with its shock denouement, is both beautifully written and skillfully crafted and confirms Ellory as one of crime fiction’s new stars.” —The Sunday Telegraph