On a beautiful May morning at New York’s JFK Airport, a routine plane departs for San Francisco. Security agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous message. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean Her supervisor dismisses her concerns but she is compelled to contact Homeland Security. As the flight takes off each of the passengers is looking forward to reaching San Francisco, whether it’s for a family reunion, a wedding, or a new way of life. But as it emerges, there’s someone on the flight planning something terrible and these strangers’ lives entwine as they come together to help to avert a tragedy at the eleventh hour. Danielle Steel combines intense action with stories of emotionally rich, intertwined lives. As the plane bears down on its destination of San Francisco, the futures of these strangers will be changed forever by a handful of accidental heroes.
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‘Nobody writes about family tensions better than Joanna Trollope’ GoodHousekeepingAn Unsuitable Match, by number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope, is an auplifting story of love, family and second chances.‘Why on earth, after all you’ve been through, all you’ve survived, all you’veachieved, why do you want to get married?’Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitiveman who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t thefirst time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strongopinions on the matter . . .Like Rose’s daughter, Laura, who remembers her parents’ painful divorce anddoesn’t want to see her mother hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, whosimply don’t trust the man their mother has fallen for. Then there’s Tyler’schildren: Seth, too busy with his San Francisco sourdough bakery to get toknow his father’s new partner; and Mallory, the aspiring actress, who is stillwrestling with the issues of her own childhood.Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it rightthis time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happythemselves?
Softcover, 336 pages, 234 x 153 mm
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Two new novels from Amanda Prowse, that tell the storyof one couple from both sides… This is Annas story.There are two sides to every love story…Anna Cole may have grown up poor, but her mothers lovemade her feel rich every day. When she died, Annas worldshattered.Then she met Theo: a shy man with kind eyes, who rebuilther faith in love. But Theo has a past of his own. Can hereally be Annas knight in shining armour if he has his ownbattles to fightFrom bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is the grippingromance of Anna and Theo: One love, two stories.
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Dit is Desember 1840 en Rudolf Dreyer en sy gesin is besig om aan ’n nuwe lewe te bou in die Republiek van Natal. Die Trekkers glo dat hulle uiteindelik hulle vrye, onafhanklike staat gevind het. Toenemende inmenging van die Britse regering en konflik tussen die Boere en die Zoeloes in die gebied laat egter die vrees ontstaan dat dit ’n tweede Oosgrens gaan word. Is Natal werklik die bedoelde land waarna hulle al so lank streef
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Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but theresulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter butultimately of her marriage, family, and friends, and thanks to the nonstopmedia coverage, even her privacy.Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats anddog. Shes thankful for the new friends shes made though she cant risk telling them toomuch. And she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at the luxurious local spa,helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries.C overing up scars is a skill she has mastered.Her only goal is to stay under the radar and make it through her remaining probation. Butshe isnt the only one in this peaceful town with secrets. When a friends teenage son isthrust into the national spotlight, accused of hacking a powerful mans Twitter account,Maggie is torn between pulling away and protecting herself or stepping into the glare to beat their side. As the stunning truth behind their case is slowly revealed, Maggies owncarefully constructed story begins to unravel as well. She knows all too well that what weneed from each other in this difficult world is comfort. But to provide it, sometimes weneed to travel far outside our comfort zones.From a multimillion-selling master of womens fiction, Before and Again is astory of the relationships we find ourselves in – mothers and daughters,spouses and siblings, true companions and fair-weather friends – and whatkind of sacrifices we are or arent willing to make to sustain them throughgood times and bad.
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Jan Wentzel, verhaleredakteur van Die voorpunt, kry te make met Marié Hurter, ’naspirant-skrywer wat maar net nie wl aanvaar dat haar liefdesverhaal afgekeur isnie. Jan het hoë ideale en neem sy werk ernstig op, maar ’n probleem ontstaan.Hoe gemaak as hy nou ook ’n ogie op Marié het Of voer dié ondeunde rooikopiets in die mouIn Die rooikop en die redakteur en ander stories bring H&R vroeë verhale deureen van Afrikaans se belangrikste skrywers in een band byeen. Vóór dieSestiger-beweging, etlike literêre pryse en internasionale aansien het André Brinksy loopbaan begin as skrywer van humoristiese stories en spannings- enliefdesverhale in gesinstydskrifte. Die vermaaklike stories in dié bundel hetgedurende die 50s in die tydskrifte Die huisgenoot en Die brandwag verskyn. Diébundel kombineer Brink se eiesoortige sin vir humor met ’n tikkie nostalgie –perfek vir ’n ouer én nuwe geslag lesers. Saamgestel deur Cecilia van Zyl,voormalige verhaleredakteur van Die huisgenoot.
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In die loop van 1876 kom verskeie groepe Transvalers by die samevloei van dieKrokodil- en Maricoriviere aan met die idee om na Damaraland te trek. ’n Landwat hulle net uit die stories van jagters ken. Om daar te kom, moet hulle ’n stukwaterlose Kalahari, bekend as die Dors, oorsteek. Maar die magstryd tussen dievoormanne van elke groep om die hoofleier van die trek te wees laat die trek op’n ramp afstuur, lank voor hulle die Dorsland binnegaan. Anderkant die dors wagdaar nie ’n land van melk en heuning nie, maar koors, tsetsevlieë, olifante enleeus. ’n Land vir mense wat uit hardekool se hout gesny is. ’n Land vir mensewat die dood kan vat en kan doodmaak sonder om ’n oog te knip.
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Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully time tabled life. Except,sometimes, everything.One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than fine An astonishing story that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness
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Cilla kan van kleins af met diere kommunikeer in Van altyd af. Reynecke Retiefvertrou egter nie haar intuïtiewe benadering nie; hy beskuldig haar daarvan dat sysy perd wil toor. Cilla krap terselfdertyd al Reynecke se vooropgestelde idees oorverhoudings en die lewe om.Aileen se pâtisserie sal vir Stellenbossers wys hoe fyngebak moet lyk in Teeenders, te anders. Ongelukkig is die eienaar van die perseel heeltemalonmoontlik. Na ’n lesing oor persoonlikheidstipes, weet sy: Sy en Allen Muir salnooit om dieselfde vuur kan sit nie. Hoekom laat sy nabyheid haar dan soverskriklik opgewonde voelKalinda worstel met verskeie uitdagings in Tydlose liefde . Soos die spook wat inhaar kar geklim het én haar kantsakdoekie agtergelaat het. Sy ontmoet ook diewildewragtag van ’n Zach met sy arrogante drie-date-reël. Daar is dadelik ’nonverklaarbare drif wat tussen hulle posvat, terwyl sy die geskiedenis en haarspook se spore volg.
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Fluke is the moving story of a dog with the memories of a human, with the signature twisting plot James Herbert is famed for. A dog wanders the streets, compelled by a ravenous hunger. Hunting a prey he cannot not define, driven by a primal instinct he cannot ignore. He is more than he thinks, more than he can remember and in the depths
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The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over half a millioncopies worldwide – soon to be a major film coming in April 2018, starring Lily James,Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope WiltonIt’s 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer’s block. But when she receives aletter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across theChannel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she entersinto a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinaryGuernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books –and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into theirirresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.
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Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life. But her world is about to be shattered. Almost 30 years ago Andee’s sister, 14-year-old Penny, disappeared. It is the missing-child case that has haunted Andee her whole life. And now Penny is back. But the question is: why?
Softcover, 400 pages, 234 x 153 mm
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In the tradition of The Nightingale, Sarah’s Key, and Lilac Girls, comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s quest to return to Poland and fulfill a promise, from Ronald H. Balson, author of the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers. Lena Woodward, elegant and poised, has lived a comfortable life among Chicago Society since she immigrated to the US and began a new life at the end of World War II. But now something has resurfaced that Lena cannot ignore: an unfulfilled promise she made long ago that can no longer stay buried. Driven to renew the quest that still keeps her awake at night, Lena enlists the help of lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart. Behind Lena’s stoic facade are memories that will no longer be contained. She begins to recount a tale, harkening back to her harrowing past in Nazi-occupied Poland, of the bond she shared with her childhood friend Karolina. Karolina was vivacious and beautiful, athletic and charismatic, and Lena has cherished the memory of their friendship her whole life. But there is something about the story that is unfinished, questions that must be answered about what is true and what is not, and what Lena is willing to risk to uncover the past. Has the real story been hidden these many years And if so, why Two girls, coming of age in a dangerous time, bearers of secrets that only they could share.Just when you think there could not be anything new to ferret out from World War II comes Karolina’s Twins, a spellbinding new novel by the bestselling author of Once We Were Brothers and Saving Sophie. In this richly woven tale of love, survival and resilience during some of the darkest hours, the unbreakable bond between girlhood friends will have consequences into the future and beyond. Readers who crave more books like Balson’s Once We Were Brothers and Kristin Hannah’s bestselling The Nightingale will be enthralled by Karolina’s Twins. —Booklist (starred review)A heart-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story. —Chicago Tribune
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Iris was once everything to her granddaughter.But now shes losing her grip on her preciousmemories, and its too late for Tess to ask for the advice she needs now more than ever.Tess is stunned to discover shes pregnant – but inspite of her relationship breakdown she knows she wants the surprise baby. Alone and uncertain, she turns to Gigi, a kindly stranger at Iriss nursing home. Gigi is bearing her own secret sadness. Whilst her family thrives, she hasnt been happy for years.Should she leave her husband and find a new life just for herThen Tess discovers a case filled with Iriss secret letters. The missing pieces of her life could hold the answers she and Gigi need
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Some books are guaranteed to break your heart – and lift you up. Letters to my Daughters is one of those wonderful books.If you loved Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly or Orange Blossom Days by Patricia Scanlan, this novel is for you.Throughout their lives, the three Brady sisters have always been closer to their nanny May than to their own mother, Martha a busy midwife. May always thought of them as her daughters so when she dies suddenly, the sisters are left devastated — especially when they learn that letters intended for them from May with final words of advice and love have gone missing.But what words of advice could the sisters needBeatrice, owner of exclusive wedding boutiques, is busy and fulfilled. Rose has a beautiful daughter, a luxurious home and a thriving interiors company. And Jeannie, married to a wealthy plastic surgeon in L.A., wants for nothing.Except that each of the sisters carries a secret …As they gather for the reading of Mays will in Dublin, they must face some life-changing decisions. Will they ever learn the words of advice May had for them and discover who took the lettersLetters to my Daughters is the spell-binding story about the complicated bonds between women — daughters, mothers, sisters — and how love and happiness comes in many guises
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Liefdestango – Dirna AckermannDane se jeugliefde het agtien jaar gelede net padgegee nadat haar ma hulle verhouding verbied het. Nou is hy terug en hy en Dane moet weet wat die beletsel op hulle liefde dan is.Die Nuwe Vennoot – Dina BothaMilan verseg om haar aandeel in die maatskappy te verkoop aan Evan, wat sy glad nie ken nie. Sy verdink ho, buitendien van knoeiery. Maar sy vind die arrogante vent onweeerstaanbaar.Papierpo – Marietjie WelgensTien jaar gelede was Nicolaas die liefde van Shauna se lewe. Toe het sy gevlug van sy oordele en die vernedering. Maar noudat hey terug is in haar lewe, sal sy haar op him wreek.
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Ten-year-old Zac has never met his dad, who allegedly did a runner before he was born. But when his mum lets slip that he’s the only man she’s ever loved, Zac turns detective and, roping in his best friend, hatches a plan to find his father and give his mum the happy-ever-after she deserves. What he doesn’t realize, though, is that sometimes people have good reasons for disappearing . . . Little Big Man is a story about family secrets and fierce, familial love. Its about growing up and being accepted; grief and lies, and the damage they can do. Most of all though, it’s about a little boy determined to hunt down the truth; a boy who wants to give the Dad he’s never met a second chance to be a father – and his mum a second chance at love.
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A brilliant and immersive, allconsuming read about one fourteenyearold girls heartstopping fight for her own soul.‘You think you’re invincible. You think you won’t ever miss. We need to put the fear on you. You need to surrender yourself to death before you ever begin, and accept your lifeas a state of grace, and then and only then will you be good enough.’ At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; That chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; That her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her with him. She doesn’t know why she feels so different from the other girls at school; Why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see; Why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done. And what her daddy will do when he finds out Sometimes strength is not the same as courage. Sometimes leaving is not the only way to escape. Sometimes surviving isnt enough.
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Everyones favourite octogenarian is back and – together with the Old-But-Not-Dead Club – is more determined than ever to wreak havoc.After a year mourning the death of his beloved friend Eefje, Hendrik picks up his pen once again to chronicle the goings on both inside his care home and in the increasingly confusing world outside. He may be older and a little more wobbly but his appetite for mischief hasnt diminished. When fears arise that the home is set for demolition its up to Hendrik and the Old-But-Not-Dead Club to intervene.Both heart-breaking and hilarious, we see Hendrik make new friends whilst losing old ones and embarking on new adventures while confronting the realities of old age. Written with his characteristic charm and candour Hendrik is determined to enjoy his autumnal years and turn a twinkly eye on the brighter side of life.
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