Twenty-something, single mom Bianca yearns for more. The cosmetology license she worked so hard to get is collecting dust while she waitresses for her mother's catering business, but she has no clue how to turn her dreams of being a makeup artist into reality. Adding to her unhappiness is her dead-end relationship with her immature, video game-obsessed baby daddy, Max. Although he runs a successful business and Bianca still gets a thrill whenever she sees him play the drums in his cover band, Chain, she can't deny that he's starting to feel like her big, tattooed second child.
In desperate need of a life makeover, her fortune takes a positive turn when she crosses paths with an impulsive, runaway bride who has the connections to help Bianca achieve her goals. Suddenly, doors are being opened for her and she has a fabulous, new job that's reigniting her zest for life. Too bad Max isn't on board with these changes, and he starts acting like a jealous jerk, which brings their faltering ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 254 Pages (1,086 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
In continuation with the "The Diary of a Provincial Lady" this autographical work traces the further humorous account of the protagonist after receiving a large royalty check from her former book.
"June 9th.--Life takes on entirely new aspect, owing to astonishing and unprecedented success of minute and unpretentious literary effort, published last December, and--incredibly--written by myself. Reactions of family and friends to this unforeseen state of affairs most interesting and varied." (The Provincial Lady Goes Further)
E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 147 Pages (1,500 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
Reginald Washington, a lonely, politically correct, rich and highly esteemed English civil servant, nearing retirement age, meets by chance a strangely attractive Asian lady in an English pub. She is young enough to be his daughter and comes from the poorest region of Thailand, the Isaan. They begin a passionate love affair and despite many differences and family conflict, they fall deeply in love. She has a well buried past which she does not want him to know anything about. A holiday in Thailand which takes them to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and a small village near Buriram begins happily enough but a series of events leads to a completely unforeseen conclusion. Even before they can struggle to come to terms with their changing relationship and attempt to gain insight and resilience, bad luck - or karma - takes control and seems intent on ruining their love. Separated and traumatised, Reginald finds himself journeying alone to Pattaya, Thailand's notorious, red-light city, ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 182 Pages (1,797 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
**Same story- new look!!**
Sexy fashionista Gabrielle Russell has been challenging Nick Ross most of his life and now is no exception. A top financial analyst, Nick has been dating his boss's daughter and he's on the fast track to turning his five-year marathon into a three-year sprint. But life throws him a curve when he finds his perfect girlfriend curled up in a very un-zen like position with her yoga instructor. Faced with this awkward downward dog, Nick heads to the only place he can think of - his brother Steve's place - only to be stuck face to hips, thighs, lips, just about everything with his roommate, Gabby. She's the habit Nick just can't shake. The one that got away and she won't let him forget it.
Gabrielle is frustrated. She's been banging it out for years as a curvy girl trying to make her creative mark on the exclusive world of New York fashion and she's hit a brick wall both personally and professionally. Now stuck in a dead end job designing jersey pantsuits for ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 246 Pages (1,004 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
A missing fifty-thousand-dollar wedding dress. A clingy Yorkie. And a dead Maid of Honor.
It's the first wedding Valerie Masters has ever planned and the start of her new business.
There's money flowing in Buckingham Downs, California, a small coastal town largely taken over by the rich, where weddings are a billion-dollar business. Val works tirelessly to make sure this one- the very first that she's been hired to plan- is perfect, juggling a temperamental florist, a diva cake baker, and a self-obsessed DJ who's threatened to walk off the job if the Chicken Dance is requested.
Not to mention the biggest Bridezilla Val has ever seen, the bride's "unique" family and snooty Maid of Honor.
Starting a new business is hard, and this first wedding is turning out to be more than Val bargained for. Right before the wedding, Val finds the Maid of Honor dead and the expensive, one-of-a-kind wedding dress missing!
Now, on top of getting a hitch-filled wedding to go off without a... well... ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 154 Pages (1,961 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
'Excellent thriller! Very disturbing and suspenseful!... Highly recommend!' 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer
When your date turns into a snuff film, surviving is only the beginning... When Andy and Mel's double date turns into a snuff film, Andy fights back, killing one of her attackers, leading to an unwanted aftermath of attention and threats.
Detective Daniel Connor links the attack to the recent discovery of six female bodies found buried in bushland on Sydney's Northern Beaches - three double homicides now thought to be part of an organised snuff-film ring.
When video of the attack is leaked online, the threats against the women escalate. Determined to find answers, Andy is caught in the middle of a deadly investigation.
Connor vows to protect Andy and Mel, but as more suspects are uncovered, the more he fears for their lives.
Book 1, Andy Knight Series
Australian English spelling
THIS BOOK CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE OR PART OF SERIES
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 450 Pages (5,423 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
"This author takes her characters and her readers through so many emotions! This book is a must read!" - Amazon reader
He shouldn't have expected his best friend to stay single forever...
Katie's had a secret crush on her best friend Johnny Church since high school, but he's never looked at her the same way. He leaves home to become a famous rock star and she stays behind, eventually becoming engaged.
But when Johnny comes home to visit this time, things seem a little different. He's still her friend -- but there's something else there. And Katie realizes she maybe should have told Johnny she had a fiancé, because maybe the attraction was mutual after all...
THE TANGLED WEB SERIES
Seal All Exits
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 142 Pages (986 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
"When you said you could love me Grace, did you mean it? Could you love me enough to trust me? Could you love me enough to give up everything you've ever known, to take my hand and just step off this world, if it was the only way we could be together? Think carefully Grace. Could you?"
Of course she'd said yes. How could she not? Waiting for him at her favourite cafe in Paris in 1912, she doesn't regret a thing, but she doesn't know if he'll be able to come back for her. It's a gamble, but it's all she's got.
Jack was only supposed to be observing, but he meddled and saved Grace's life, thereby changing his future - or was it his past? He knows that they are not meant to be together; it breaks all the rules.
The problem is, they never seem to have enough time. But there again, there is someone who thinks they've already had too much of it. They're not sure who they can trust and they're starting to think that time is a funny thing. While they can't count on it waiting for them, can ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 365 Pages (2,061 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
When the editor of Time and Tide wanted some light "middles", preferably in serial form, E. M. Delafield promised to think of something to submit'. It was thus, in 1930, that her most popular and enduring work Diary of a Provincial Lady was written. This largely autobiographical novel which took the form of a journal of the life of an upper-middle class Englishwoman living mostly in a Devon village of the 1930s is a humorous account of a house-wife and a mother who juggles her life at home and yet goes on to successfully publish her first book.
"November 7th. -- Plant the indoor bulbs. Just as I am in the middle of them, Lady Boxe calls. I say, untruthfully, how nice to see her, and beg her to sit down while I just finish the bulbs. Lady B. makes determined attempt to sit down in armchair where I have already placed two bulb-bowls and the bag of charcoal, is headed off just in time, and takes the sofa." (The Diary of a Provincial Lady)
E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 170 Pages (1,266 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
A simple shopping trip gone wrong! Hope Trenton found herself bound and gagged in the trunk of her own car. How had this happened? Why would she of all people be kidnapped? She and her husband lived paycheck to paycheck in a nice quiet town where nothing much happened -- until now!Would her family think she abandoned them? Would she live to see tomorrow?Elaine Littau weaves a story of hope in the midst of deepest darkness. She invites the reader to take a journey with Hope as she navigates the insanity of her captor and manages to touch the heart of a man who allowed darkness to envelope him. Elaine Littau is the author of eighteen published books and many magazine and newspaper articles. She enjoys speaking for groups. Many enjoy listening to her humorous take on life. Elaine and Terry, her husband of forty-four years, reside on a small acreage in Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 150 Pages (231 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
The villa in Espinola reveals many of Jeremy's secrets... the long forgotten... centuries old paintings are only the beginning...
Family Unbroken is the second book in The Delahass Legacy series, the continuing saga of one family's search for answers to questions rooted in events that took place generations ago.
Ann Delahass has always wanted to visit the place that her ancestor, Jeremy Delahass, had been inspired by when he built Nolbeloir House. She and one of her cousins, David Delahass, have decided to finally make the trip to Espinola in the hope of visiting the old school and learning what they can from it.
At the last minute they invite Keegan O'Briaen to join them on their trip. It had never been a secret that Keegan was descended from a man who'd written about Jeremy Delahass during his time in the limelight. What none of them knew was that the two men had known each other long before that.
Keegan has questions of his own that need answers and not all of them involve his ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 174 Pages (3,481 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
Will the demands of her position override the desires of her heart?
As a crown princess, Desi can handle other royals, dignitaries, and celebrities without batting an eyelash. But Astin Gold, the suave heir to a hotel empire? No amount of diplomatic training prepared Desi for him.
Or the whirlwind media scandal she's about to ignite with him.
Rumors swirl, and the pressure is on to deflect the attention. But Desi's feelings for Astin only blossom, despite allegations that he's using her for his own gain. As she dares to date him under the radar, it becomes clear someone close to her is behind the scandal. And their secret won't stay secret forever.
As tensions rise, Desi must decide if Astin deserves her trust. And, more important, her heart.
Also in this series:
A Royal Arrangement (Book 2)
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 252 Pages (2,735 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Original Version of Alice's Adventures Under Ground + Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This is the original version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Carroll's own original illustrations and John Tenniel's original illustrations. It was hand-written by Lewis Carroll for Alice Liddell between 1862 and 1864. The tale was first told by Carroll on 4 July 1862 to the three young daughters of Henry Liddell, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, on a river boat trip. At Christmas 1886, the manuscript was published in a facsimile edition. This edition is certainly well worth reading, although it is shorter than the final form of the story-the later "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" being about twice the length of the original "Alice's Adventures under Ground". Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898), was an English author, ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 206 Pages (5,172 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
How far would you go to save the one you love?
Fran Stewart has fallen in love with the little boy she is set to adopt from the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. Just as she enters the final stage of the adoption process, a sinister coalition of politicians, bureaucrats and cynics begin working to halt international adoptions. Fran's fight get her son home, based on the real life six year drama over international adoption in Kyrgyzstan, is the subject of "Kyrgyzstan 2008-2009: A Love Story."
Fran is too seasoned, too plain, and too practical. In short, she is no one's ingénue heroine. Nevertheless, she rises to the circumstance into which she is thrown. She works to get her boy home while struggling to determine how far ethically she can and should go to try and save her child from a horrific future. Should she sacrifice a budding romance, her body, her freedom?
"Kyrgyzstan 2008-2009: A Love Story" is a novel about devotion, faith, and action. It is a race against time ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 209 Pages (977 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
Is there ever a justification for deception?
Elaina is a successful yacht broker with a wonderful husband, two charming young daughters and a close-knit extended family. Selling yachts allows her to travel the country enjoying a glamorous lifestyle, very different than the life she knew growing up in a small Georgia town.
After high school, Elaina had been accepted into Georgetown University in Washington D.C. to begin law school, and her father had arranged a position for her as a part-time law clerk with a prestigious firm. She felt as if she was the luckiest girl in the world. As classes began, a handsome foreign man named Karim entered her life, and she'd found herself unable to resist his charm and good looks.
Karim, the son of an important sheik, was attending law school after finishing his undergraduate degree at Oxford. When Karim met Elaina, he knew he couldn't fulfill his prearranged destiny, no matter what consequences resulted from his choice.
Now, everything is ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 256 Pages (1,125 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
Beautiful young women attract attention.
Sometimes, it's unwelcome.
Emmaline Patterson Clarke is a beautiful young bride with a heart only for her husband, but one night, at a BDSM club in San Antonio, Texas, acting the part of a submissive in the arms of her sexy husband, she attracted an admirer of the worst kind - a stalker, who'd stop at nothing to possess her. She represented everything he wanted - young, stunningly beautiful, blonde, submissive, and married to a member of the military reserves, who, with a little strategy, he could easily have shipped overseas, leaving him alone with the woman of his dreams.
But Emmaline wasn't a submissive at all. She was a practicing dominatrix who stood six-foot-three in her six-inch chrome stilettos, and what's more, she was far more intelligent than he suspected.
There wasn't much Emmaline loved better than a sting, and there was nothing at all she loved better than all-out war.
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 390 Pages (2,290 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
The magic mirrors were becoming a legend. Three antique mirrors that sometimes showed a girl her true love. While some were skeptical about their powers, those who experienced the magic first hand knew it was real. Skeptical or not, every woman who heard about it had to give it a try.
Will thought he had a pretty good life. Pursuing a college degree, he had a good roommate, a loving family, and a great girlfriend, until the day she learned about the Denton magic mirror at the art gallery. What if the stories were true? What if she made good with her teasing and actually went to look in its reflective surface? What if he wasn't the man she saw staring back at her?
Pushed by fear into a terrible choice, Will must learn if predictions from the mirror can be wrong. Is the magic real, or is it all a hoax? And if the mirror is magical, how will it respond to his interference. Can Will make things right, or will love's retaliation be permanent?
Betty's note: each book in the Love's Magic ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 190 Pages (2,112 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
Piper turned the key in the ignition of the sporty blue BMW convertible that Ricardo had given her, an "I'm sorry" gift he'd bought her after she received her first black eye and bloody nose from his hand. She backed out of the garage and pressed the button of the automatic garage door opener to shut the door.
With her finger on the driver's side window button, she lowered the window, tossed out the garage door opener and poured the remaining contents of Ricardo's precious bottle of Bacardi, as well as all of Ricardo's hydrocodone tablets, out of the window and onto the driveway. She then dropped the glass bottle, shattering it in the driveway, and rolled her window up again.
As she didn't intend to park her car in that garage, or anywhere else in Kansas City ever again, she sure didn't need the remote for the door. And dumping out Ricardo's pain medications and bottle of rum on the ground was simply done out of spite.
She felt justified, telling herself that he deserved to hurt ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 421 Pages (833 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
Amary Manning has been unwillingly forced out into the world completely alone and on her own for the first time. She's in her mid forties and newly divorced for a second and decidedly last time. Betrayal of epic proportion, mental abuse on every level, and manipulation created the inner turmoil and issues that plague Amary.
Fate decides to test Amary once again. Only this time fate introduces her to everything she has ever dreamed of, Dean. A fleeting moment that Amary can't forget. Fate steps in a second time and their paths cross.
Amary considers the possibility of a happy life with Dean. She fights fierce battles with her heart and her mind. When she thinks she finally found happiness, her past comes back threatening her future with Dean.
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 300 Pages (2,253 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020