The Accidental Empress: A Novel
In 1853, the Habsburgs are europe’s most
powerful ruling family. elisabeth, “sisi,” Duchess
of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court
with her sister, who is betrothed to emperor
Franz Joseph. soon, sisi finds she has fallen
for and won the heart of her sister’s groom.
Franz Joseph reneges on his proposal and
marries sisi instead. sisi upsets political and
familial loyalties in her quest to win and keep,
the love of her emperor, people, and world.
Best Kept Secrets
A fall-out from his father’s shady business
dealings and his wife Clarisse’s alcoholism
and scandalous affair pushes evan Murdoch
to the edge. Leila, divorced, penniless, and
desperate to do anything to save her mother’s
home from foreclosure, turns to evan, her
former best friend. Instead of friendship, evan
makes Leila a shocking indecent proposal.
Revolutions Without Borders: The Call To Liberty In The Atlantic World
A radical interchange of ideas around the
Atlantic world took place during the years
from 1776 to 1804. This history explores
how the revolutionary ideas of universal
freedom spurred the American and French
revolutions, connecting european, North
American, African, and Caribbean peoples
more closely than ever before.
All American Boys
In an unforgettable new novel from awardwinning
authors reynolds and Kiely, two
teens—one black, one white—grapple with
the repercussions of a single violent act
that leaves their school, their community,
and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided
by racial tension.
Don’t Ever Change
Eva wants to write a modern classic that
appeals to her generation. But first she
must get a life worth writing about. Before
heading to college, eva’s life encounters unexpected
twists. From being an unqualified
camp counselor, to growing apart from her
best friends, to falling for the last guy she
would have imagined, eva must figure out
how she wants this chapter to end.
ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon
to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt
and crew. But ember can’t forget the sacrifice
made for her by the human boy who could
have killed her, Garret Xavier sebastian, a
soldier of the dragonslaying Order of st.
George, who saved her from a Talon assassin,
knowing that he’d signed his own death
warrant. Determined to save Garret, ember
must convince Cobalt to help her. The rogues
find an ally in Garret and a new perspective
on the battle between Talon and st. George.
Albie has never been the smartest
kid in his class. He has never been
the tallest, the best at gym, the
greatest artist or the most musical.
In fact, Albie has a long list of the
things he’s not very good at. But
then Albie gets a new babysitter,
Calista, who helps him figure out all
of the things he is good at and how
he can take pride in himself.
Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide To Planet Girl
It appears that everyone at eastport
Middle school has a boyfriend or girlfriend
except…Charlie Joe Jackson?!
He’s the only single guy out of all his
friends. Well, Charlie Joe refuses to
be left out. He goes looking for help
in the last place anyone would think
to find him—the library. What he
finds is the guidebook of all guidebooks,
the key to finally getting a
girl! Now, everyone is coming to him for love advice. But
Charlie Joe’s world is swiftly turned upside down when he
realizes the girl he actually likes…might not actually be the
girl he likes.
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
The first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully
illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. Harry Potter
has never been the star of a Quidditch team, knows no
spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has
never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a
miserable life with his horrible aunt and uncle. Harry’s
room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he
hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. All that is
about to change when a mysterious letter arrives with
an invitation to an incredible place that Harry will find
100 Things That Make Me Happy
In the grand tradition of “raindrops
on roses and whiskers on kittens”
comes an uplifting tribute to 100
everyday things worth celebrating.
The list, in rhyming couplets, draws
directly from a preschooler’s
world—from slippery floors to
dinosaurs, from goldfish to a birthday wish.
A father and daughter walk through
their neighborhood, brimming with
questions as they explore their
world. With so many things to
enjoy, and so many ways to ask—
and talk—about them, it’s a snapshot
of an ordinary day in a world
that’s anything but.
Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey To The Ballot Box
Life on the farm with Granddaddy
is hard work, but Granddaddy always
makes time for play, especially
fishing trips. When there isn’t a
bite to catch, he reminds Michael
that it takes patience to get what’s
coming to you. When Granddaddy
heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that
something special must be happening. For the first time,
Granddaddy is allowed to vote, and he couldn’t be more
proud. But can Michael be patient when it seems that
justice just can’t come soon enough?
Through a stroke of bad luck, eden Anderson’s
childhood tormentor, Jansen McKnight, is
now her temporary roommate. He’s also a
badass, gun-toting cop who relishes a steak
dinner. As a peace-loving vegetarian, eden
hates guns—and meat. When Jansen bets
eden that he can seduce her within two
weeks, she can’t wait for him to lose. But as
eden learns more about Jansen, she starts
to believe that opposites may attract.
Summer Of Snow
After dropping out of college, Julia Desmit
is taking fumbling steps down a challenging
yet hope-filled road. But all falls to pieces
when her mother, Janice, appears on the
porch one night. They have not seen or talked
in ten years, and a decade of anger and resentment
follows, along with a surprise Julia
never anticipated. When she faces the very
decision her mother did years before, she begins
to realize what it means to accept grace.
Undead And Unforgiven
The latest hurdle in Betsy Taylor’s post-dead
life is so big she can’t even see it until it’s on
CNN. Betsy’s father and half-sister Laura (a
former Anti-Christ with a grudge) have outed
Betsy to the world. The story becomes headline
news. soon the mansion is swarming with
reporters, vampire/zombie killers, and emos
begging to be turned. Betsy is forced into
the role as the face of the vampire nation.
New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but
after two high-tech attacks, NYC is on edge.
Detective Michael Bennett and the FBI’s
emily Parker have to catch the criminals who
claim responsibility—but they’re as good at
concealing their identities as they are at
wreaking havoc. Following a shocking assassination,
Bennett suspects that these events
are just a prelude to the biggest threat of all.
Hell Or High Water (The Deep Six)
A capsule of chemical weapons lost in the
ocean and a plea for assistance from CIA
Agent Olivia Mortier, the one woman he
can’t forget, make former Navy seAL Leo
Anderson return to the world of weapons
and warfare. racing against the clock and a
deadly terrorist faction, Leo and Olivia must
find the missing capsule, all the while battling
the intense desire burning between them.
The Marriage Of Opposites
Growing up on st. Thomas in the early 1800s,
rachel dreams of life in Paris. rachel, part of
a refugee community of Jews who escaped the
Inquisition, is married off to a widower. When
her husband dies suddenly and his nephew
arrives from France to settle the estate, rachel
begins a love affair that sparks a scandal,
affecting her favorite son, who will become
one of the greatest artists of France.