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.
Item Code: BF01080
‘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
Item Code: BF01130
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.
Item Code: BF01010
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.
Item Code: BA00530
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.
Item Code: BA00630
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.
Item Code: BA00640
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.
Item Code: BF00840
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
Product Code: 112550
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
Item Code: BF00190
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
Item Code: BF00540
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.
Item Code: BA02730
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.
Item Code: BF00280
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.
Product Code: BF00290
The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust.A novel of survival, justice and redemption…riveting. Chicago Tribune, on Once We Were BrothersElliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomons own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right manOnce We Were Brothers is Ronald H. Balsons compelling tale of two boys and a family who struggle to survive in war-torn Poland, and a young love that struggles to endure the unspeakable cruelty of the Holocaust. Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.
Item Code: BF00200
Tertius de Klerk is an academic. When a drunken one night stand with a student turns into an embarrassment, Tertius is convinced that the time has come to leave.
Softcover, 384 pages, 210 x 134 mm
Item Code: BF00790
Wanneer Tertius de Klerk se nag van skande op die lappe kom, moet hyvlug: Weg van die drukkende universiteitsdorp waar hy geskiedenis aanverveelde studente doseer; weg van sy loopbaan wat bly taan; weg van syvrou Alta wat hom gaan verbrysel as sy hom in die hande kry.Hy kies die hasepad Patagonië toe – nes sy oupagrootjie Basjan jaretevore. Hierdie dorre streek aan die suidelikste punt van Suid-Amerika hetvir Basjan en honderde boere soos hy ná die Boereoorlog uitkoms gebied.Dit is hier waar Basjan ná sy omswerwinge in dié vreemde land ’n plaaskon vestig.Maar die geskiedenis herhaal homself: Tertius raak nie só maklik vansy vurige vrou ontslae nie. Alta sit haar lamsakkige man agterna, nesSalome – Tertius se oumagrootjie – met Basjan gemaak het. Per skip en opdie rug van ’n muil deur die woestyn kon Salome al hoe nader kom aan dieman waarmee sy uiteindelik sou trou.Met ’n skeut avontuur en empatie en so wyd soos die landskap vanPatagonië ontvou Maya Fowler se roman in vier stemme in ’n hinterlandwaar Afrikaans tot vandag toe steeds gepraat word.
Item Code: BA00720
Perfekte Formule – Elsa WincklerElena is vasberande om nie op n aantreklike wynboer se kerfstok te belan nie. Sy sal buitendien nooit op n plaas aard nie.Liefdesdroom – Mari RobertsTascha verloor tydens n werkvakansie op n idilliese Griekse eilandjie haar hart en besluit om by die man te bly.Droomseisoon – Alexa SteynSandra herstel nog van haar egskeiding to die onweerstaanbare skrywer met die wind in sy hre haar op Elsiesbaai se strand vind.
Item Code: BA02720
Young Pip Tyler doesn’t know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she’s saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she’s squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother – her only family – is hazardous. But she doesn’t have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name, or how she’ll ever have a normal life. Enter the Germans. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with the Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world – including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now on the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons shedoesn’t understand, and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong. Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined a world of vividly original characters – Californians and East Germans, good parents and bad parents,journalists and leakers – and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes. Purity is the most daring and penetrating book yet by one of the major writers of our time
Item Code: BF00230
From Ronald H. Balson, author of Once We Were Brothers, Saving Sophie is the powerful story of the lengths a father will go through to protect his daughter and an action-packed thriller that will take you on an unforgettable journey of murder and deception, testing the bonds of family and love.Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago-that is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case. Now Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine.With the help of investigative team Liam and Catherine, and a new CIA operative, a secret mission is launched to not only rescue Sophie but also to thwart a major terrorist attack in Hebron. But will being caught in the crossfires of the Palestine-Israeli conflict keep their team from accomplishing the task at hand, or can they overcome the odds and save countless lives, including their own
Item Code: BF00210
Jana is net drie jaar oud toe haar ma tydens ’n besoek aan Ierland spoorloos verdwyn. Op die Bolandse wynplaas Stormkloof treur KleinStorm oor sy pragtige vrou wat hom met haar fluitmusiek betower het. Jana verlang ook na haar ma. Snags roep die wind haar buitentoe, dieselfde wind wat ’n hele huis kan optel en anderkant die berge kan neersit. Maar Jana is nie bang vir die storm nie. As sy mooi na die wind luister, hoor sy die soet, hoë note van haar ma se fluit. Een so ’n stormnag ontmoet Jana vir !X’uri ’n klein dogtertjie, bruin soos klip, met net ’n velletjie om haar heupe en ’n wit stringetjie krale om haar nek. !X’uri kom uit ’n gat in die grond waar die groot olienhoutboom se wortels eens was. !X’uri het gekom omdat dit tyd is om Jana se ma te soek. Stormkind is ’n betowerende, liriese verhaal oor verlies, vergifnis en die kulturele erfenis van die Boesmans.
Item Code: BA00390
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