Author: Corina Bomann
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
GlĂ€serne Weihnachtsengel, eine Einladung von der Queen und die VerheiĂung einer groĂen Liebe Die kleinen Glasengel fertigt Anna HĂ€rtel nur an, um das Einkommen ihrer Familie aufzubessern. Bis sie unerwarteten Besuch im schwĂ€bischen Spiegelberg bekommt. Ein Gesandter von Queen Victoria bittet sie an den englischen Hof. Die KĂ¶nigin liebt deutsche Weihnachtstraditionen und ist von Annas Engeln begeistert. Gemeinsam mit dem Diener John und einer Kiste ihrer schĂ¶nsten Glasengel macht Anna sich auf die Reise. Ihr Leben verĂ€ndert sich fĂŒr immer. Schimmernde TrĂ€ume und zerbrechliches GlĂŒck. Ein neuer WinterschmĂ¶ker von Bestsellerautorin Corina Bomann.
Best Books of Summer 2018 Selection by Southern Living* Philadelphia Inquirer* Bustle* HelloGiggles* Library Journal* âPart mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness.â âAssociated Press A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billyâs bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Mirandaâs twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Mirandaâs life. She doesnât hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcyâand one final scavenger hunt. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Booksânow as its ownerâshe finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the storeâs shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billyâs last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billyâs past, people whose stories reveal a history that Mirandaâs mother has kept hiddenâand the terrible secret that tore her family apart. Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. Itâs a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.
Author: Petra Durst-Benning
In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager. But it is dreamy, quiet Marie who has always been the most captivated by the magicâand sparkling possibilitiesâof the craft of glassblowing. As the spirited sisters work together to forge a brighter future for themselves on their own terms, they learn not only how to thrive in a man's world, but how to remain true to themselvesâand their heartsâin the process.
Author: Corina Bomann
When newly single Annabel Hansen moves to the coastal town of Binz, all she wants is to leave her former life behind. Soon after settling into a beautiful home overlooking the Baltic Sea, she stumbles upon an old fishing boat in a nearby harbor and discovers another purpose: to convert the bullet-riddled "Storm Rose" into a floating cafe. Yet there s more to this project than peeling paint and a bad engine. When Annabel finds an old letter from an East German defector who was smuggled to safety aboard the vessel, she and Christian her handsome new business partner set out to find its author. Together they ll unravel the "Storm Rose" s hidden past and a shocking mystery that will change Annabel s life forever."
âFull of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sittingâ â Sunday Expressâ S Magazine The brand new book from bestselling author Debbie Johnson will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you raid the pantry in the middle of the night...
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan heats up the season with the O'Neil brothers in a brand-new holiday series! Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green's favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be overâas fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year. Jackson O'Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family's resortâit's in his blood, and he can't let it fail. Now that he's got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus. Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she's out of her depth with Jacksonâhe makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it's terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn't believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?
The Moonlit Garden
Author: Corina Bomann
Author: Corina Bomann
From the bestselling author of The Moonlit Garden comes the sweeping, romantic tale of one woman's quest across two continents and one hundred years of history to unearth her family's deepest secret. Diana Wagenbach is the sole survivor in a withering family tree fraught with secrets. When the first in a trail of clues is handed down to Diana by her great-aunt on her deathbed, along with a plea to assuage their family's guilt by revealing all, Diana obliges. She follows the clues--a picture here, a letter there, a pressed frangipani flower in a book--that carry her away from her philandering husband in Berlin to a charming manor in England and all the way to a tea plantation in Sri Lanka. Diana unravels the dramatic tale of her great-great-grandmother, Grace Tremayne, with the aid of Jonathan Singh, a local historian and writer--and someone with whom she feels a deep bond that sparks into romance. As Grace's tragic past in exotic colonial Ceylon is revealed and the family's sins come to light, Diana finds inspiration in her ancestor's courage and begins to rethink what happiness--and love--is worth, and how the surest route to peace is in setting the truth free.
Author: John Williams
Publisher: New York Review of Books
In his National Book Awardâwinning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcherâs Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America. It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, ïŹred up by Emerson to seek âan original relation to nature,â drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcherâs Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere. Butcherâs Crossing is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. Next spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcherâs Crossing to ïŹnd a world as irremediably changed as they have been.
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
In Cecelia Ahern's thrilling sequel to Flawed, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or risk her own life to save all Flawed people. Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured--all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick--the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret--one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing. Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?
Christmas on Primrose Hill is a spellbinding, emotional and romantic tale from the best-selling author of Christmas at Tiffany's, Karen Swan. On Primrose Hill . . . Twinkling lights brighten London's Primrose Hill as Christmas nears - but for Nettie Watson, it's not parties and presents that she wants. Promises are made For Nettie, Christmas only serves as a stark reminder of the life she used to have . . . One day she made a promise to never leave home, and so far she's stayed true to her word. Promises are broken Under the glaring spotlight of the world's media, Nettie is unexpectedly caught up in a 21st century storm . . . Her exploits have made her a global name and attracted the attention of one of the world's most eligible men - famous front man, Jamie Westlake. But now she has his attention, does she want to keep it?
Unter mysteriĂ¶sen UmstĂ€nden verschwindet in der lĂ€ndlichen Idylle von Cambridgeshire die 15-jĂ€hrige Nell Ryder. Zwei Jahre spĂ€ter fehlt von ihr und ihrem wertvollen Rennpferd noch immer jede Spur, doch ihr Vater Roger ist davon ĂŒberzeugt, dass seine Tochter noch am Leben ist. Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Melrose Plant nimmt Inspektor Jury die hoch angesehene Familie Ryder unter die Lupe und stĂ¶Ăt schon bald auf Ungereimtheiten. Doch welche AbgrĂŒnde dort wirklich lauern, wird ihm erst klar, als man auf dem Ryderschen Anwesen die Leiche einer unbekannten Frau entdeckt ...
Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: HQN Books
This Buckhorn man will have to prove his worth to the woman of his dreamsâdon't miss this fan-favorite novella from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster, available as a standalone ebook for the first timeâŠ Originally published as Buckhorn Ever After in 2013 Ranger Shohn Hudson can't help but notice a few things about Nadine Moest. She's gorgeous, she's smart, she's driven, andâŠ she's apparently not into him. At all. Shohn's used to being chased, so having the one woman who matters resist his charms is not what he signed up for. The last thing Nadine wants is to be the latest notch on gorgeous Shohn's bedpost. But Shohn is determined to win her trustând her heart. Once Nadine learns more about the man underneath his cocky exterior, will she start to crack? Let the battle of wills beginâŠ
Author: Tracy Rees
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
'Possibly the most wonderful book I've ever read. A complete joy' Amazon reviewer. Florrie Buckley is an orphan, living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence but Florrie is content. But when she is fourteen, she inherits a never-imagined secret: she is related to a wealthy and notorious London family, the Graces. Overnight, Florrie's life changes and she moves from country to city, from poverty to wealth. Cut off from everyone she has ever known, Florrie struggles to learn the rules of this strange new world. And then she must try to fathom her destructive pull towards the enigmatic and troubled Turlington Grace, a man with many dark secrets of his own. What readers are saying about Tracy Rees: "Tracy Rees writes from the heart" Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter "Tracy Rees is the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction" Lucinda Riley "A beautifully crafted story with added romance" Isabelle Broom "Tracy's writing is so fresh, original and authentic" Rosanna Ley