The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel

A follow-up to the best-selling The Weekend Novelist outlines a 52-weekend program that guides writers through the process of completing solid first drafts, in a guide that also provides lessons for developing plots and story structure.

Author: Robert J. Ray

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823084432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A follow-up to the best-selling The Weekend Novelist outlines a 52-weekend program that guides writers through the process of completing solid first drafts, in a guide that also provides lessons for developing plots and story structure. Original.

The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery

Each weekend you'll focus on a specific task--learning the basics of novel-writing, the special demands of mystery-writing, and the secrets professionals use to create stories one scene at a time, building to a shivery, satisfying climax.

Author: Robert J. Ray

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307490391

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, Sara Paretsky and Thomas Harris, you, too, can learn the trade secrets of quality detective fiction. It's true. Just one year from now, you can deliver a completed mystery novel to a publisher--by writing only on weekends. Authors Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick guide you through the entire mystery-writing process, from creating a killer to polishing off the final draft. Each weekend you'll focus on a specific task--learning the basics of novel-writing, the special demands of mystery-writing, and the secrets professionals use to create stories one scene at a time, building to a shivery, satisfying climax. Using Agatha Christie's The Body in the Library as a model for the classical mystery tale and Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park for the hard-boiled mystery, this unique step-by-step program gives you all the information you need to reach your ultimate goal: a finished book in just 52 weeks! Let two successful masters of the genre show you how... Discover: Why you must create your killer first The tricks to writing dialogue that does it all--moves your plot, involves your reader, and makes your style sizzle How to "bury" information (and corpses) for your reader to find Why you should NOT build your book around chapters Special techniques for clearing writer's block Plus: examples from Sue Grafton, Dashiell Hammett, Patricia Cornwell, Thomas Harris, Raymond Chandler, and more.

The Weekend Novelist

This new edition will help many more strive to realize their writing potential. • Offers a practical, structured approach to finishing a novel • Ray has taught more than 10,000 students over 25 years and continues to teach new classes ...

Author: Robert J. Ray

Publisher: Billboard Books

ISBN: 9780307875051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Who doesn't dream of writing a novel while holding on to a day job? Robert J. Ray and coauthor Bret Norris can help readers do just that, with this proven practical and accessible step-by-step guide to completing a novel in just a year's worth of weekends. The Weekend Novelist shows writers of all levels how to divide their writing time into weekend work sessions, and how to handle character, scene, and plot. This new, revised version is far more skills-based than its predecessor, and includes both classic and contemporary literature models, contains a sample "Novel in Progress," and at the end offers readers the choice to rewrite their novel, draft a memoir, or turn their rough draft into a screenplay. Readers for a decade have been instructed and inspired by The Weekend Novelist. This new edition will help many more strive to realize their writing potential. • Offers a practical, structured approach to finishing a novel • Ray has taught more than 10,000 students over 25 years and continues to teach new classes that attract new readers to his books

Sarah Dessen

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009. ... The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel: A Step-by-Step Guide to Perfecting Your Work.

Author: Gina Hagler

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477717684

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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With her millions of passionate fans, Sarah Dessen is known as one of the "rock stars" of young adult fiction today. Her best-selling coming-of-age tales have gripped readers, especially teen girls, who relate to her realistic depictions of young love and other milestones of growing up. This lively biography traces Dessen's path to becoming a successful author of YA fiction, with details on how she developed her craft, the themes she likes to explore in her work, and her influences as a writer. Anecdotes, quotes, and photographs reveal the author as a person, and fact sheets and a timeline provide highlights of her publishing career.

The Weekend Book Proposal

How to Write a Winning Proposal in 48 Hours and Sell Your Book Ryan G. Van ... From the author: “It's always an issue that my synopsis deviates from my ...

Author: Ryan G. Van Cleave

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: • Write a catchy title and book description. • Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. • Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. • Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. • Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.

The Bluebell Inn Romance Novels

She'd been a bit disappointed that he had company for the weekend. ... “Last I heard Claudia said the script was going through rewrites.

Author: Denise Hunter

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785244004

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

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Lake Season When her parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents’ dream of turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina, home back into an inn. Staying in town would be temporary, then they plan to sell the inn, and Molly can get back to chasing her own dreams. Adam Bradford (aka bestselling author Nathaniel Quinn) is a reclusive novelist. Desperate for inspiration as his deadline approaches, he travels to the setting of his next book, a North Carolina lake town. There, he meets his muse, a young innkeeper who fancies herself in love with his alter ego. Molly finds a long-lost letter in the walls of her inn, and she and Adam embark on a mission to find the star-crossed lovers and bring them closure. But Adam has secrets he isn’t ready to share. Past and present collide as truths surface, and Molly and Adam must decide if love is worth trusting. Carolina Breeze Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking for a safe place to land in the wake of a public breakup and scandal, and she finds it in the lake town of Bluebell--the location of her canceled honeymoon. Soon after her arrival, Mia meets Levi Bennett, who runs the inn along with his two younger sisters. Drawn to one another from the start, Mia trusts Levi to keep her location from the press, and Levi confides in Mia about the financial state of the inn—a secret he’s been keeping from his sisters. When Mia and Levi discover an old journal that hints at a rare diamond necklace hidden in the inn, they set off on a treasure hunt to find the long-lost heirloom. What they don’t expect to surface are feelings they thought were safely locked away. Autumn Skies When a mysterious man turns up at Grace’s family-run inn, it’s instant attraction. But she’s already got a lot on her plate: running the Bluebell Inn, getting Blue Ridge Outfitters off the ground, and coping with a childhood event she’d thought was long past. A gunshot wound has resurrected the past for secret service agent Wyatt Jennings, and a mandatory leave of absence lands him in Bluebell. There he must try and come to grips with the crisis that altered his life forever. Grace needs experience for her new outfitters business, so when Wyatt needs a mountain guide, she’s more than happy to step up to the plate. As their journey progresses, Grace soon has an elusive Wyatt opening up, and Wyatt is unwittingly drawn to Grace’s fresh outlook and sense of humor. There’s no doubt the two have formed a special bond, but will Wyatt’s secrets bring Grace’s world crashing down? “Nobody does summer romance better than Denise Hunter.” —JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author Three full-length romance novels Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Marvel classic novels Spider Man The Venom Factor Omnibus

Marvel classic novels Diane Duane. She laid out her plans briefly for him: “I'll go down some of the usual channels first. I should be able to make some ...

Author: Diane Duane

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781789094602

Category: Fiction

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Rediscover the classic Spider-Man Venom trilogy by Diane Duane, now as a brand-new omnibus collecting all three novels. THIS TRIPLE THREAT GIVES SPIDER-MAN THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE. Collecting all three of Diane Duane's fan-favorite Spider-Man novels in a brand-new omnibus, featuring The Venom Factor, The Lizard Sanction, and The Octopus Agenda. Venom is out of control, seemingly murdering one of the innocents he swore to protect. Has Venom lost his mind, or is there another suspect? The Lizard is rampaging through the Everglades in search of a cure. While Spider-Man tries to stop him causing any more destruction, Venom appears hell-bent on killing the Lizard. What do these two have in common, and does it have something to do with the mysterious group of mercenaries in the area? Doctor Octopus is stockpiling nuclear bombs and has masterminded a plan to rain havoc down across the globe. Spider-Man and Venom must put aside their differences and team up to defeat Doc Ock before he devastates the planet.

Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After

As the writer told McCaffery, “My fiction emerges out of that unfinished, ... and even though I basically know what will happen in the novel, ...

Author: M. Cornis-Pope

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403970039

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 318

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Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting undertakes a systematic study of postmodernism's responses to the polarized ideologies of the postwar period that have held cultures hostage to a confrontation between rival ideologies abroad and a clash between champions of uniformity and disruptive others at home. Considering a broad range of narrative projects and approaches (from polysystemic fiction to surfiction, postmodern feminism, and multicultural/postcolonial fiction), this book highlights their solutions to ontological division (real vs. imaginary, wordly and other-worldly), sociocultural oppositions (of race, class, gender) and narratological dualities (imitation vs. invention, realism vs. formalism). A thorough rereading of the best experimental work published in the US since the mid-1960s reveals the fact that innovative fiction has been from the beginning concerned with redefining the relationship between history and fiction, narrative and cultural articulation. Stepping back from traditional polarizations, innovative novelists have tried to envision an alternative history of irreducible particularities, excluded middles, and creative intercrossings.

Paratexts and Performance in the Novels of Junot D az and Sandra Cisneros

... a weekend after researching the novel's many allusions. Since its launch, over 100 readers have suggested corrections, some requesting several changes.

Author: Ellen McCracken

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137603609

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

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Part of a new phase of post-1960s U.S. Latino literature, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz and Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros both engage in unique networks of paratexts that center on the performance of latinidad. Here, Ellen McCracken re-envisions Gérard Genette's paratexts for the present day, arguing that the Internet increases the range, authorship, and reach of the paratextual portals and that they constitute a key element of the creative process of Latino literary production in 21st century America. This smart and useful book examines how both novelists interact with the interplay of populist and hegemonic multiculturalism and allows new points of entry into these novels.

The Patrick Melrose Novels

'Well, let's hope she changes her mind before she “saves” Erasmus,' said Patrick. 'He might not survive if she rugby tackles him on abridge, or leapson him ...

Author: Edward St Aubyn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447279853

Category: Fiction

Page: 700

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'Perhaps the most brilliant English novelist of his generation' Alan Hollinghurst 'The wit of Wilde, the lightness of Wodehouse, the waspishness of Waugh. A joy' Zadie Smith Acclaimed for their searing wit and their deep humanity, the Patrick Melrose novels are one of the major achievements in English fiction. They follow Patrick through his shattered, savage childhood, his drug-addicted and haunted twenties, and into the complexities of middle age. As he negotiates the death of his parents, the compromises of marriage, and the fraught tenderness of eventual fatherhood, Patrick battles at first to stay ahead of his past, and then to find release from it. Told with St Aubyn's astonishing precision, incomparable humour, and unnerving insight, Patrick's story - of a man who struggles to live a self-determined life, and who after many years begins to sense the possibility of liberation - takes on a universal resonance. The boxed set includes Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, and At Last.

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Whatever actually happened during a weekend critique of Great ... in his assessment of the attempts by other American novelists to rewrite their works, ...

Author: Peter Melville Logan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118723890

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1024

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Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.

Hear Us Out

Conversations with Gay Novelists Richard Canning ... PC Well, when I was writing it, I didn't consciously think of The Weekend as a book about AIDS.

Author: Richard Canning

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231516310

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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The author of the acclaimed Gay Fiction Speaks brings us new interviews with twelve prominent gay writers who have emerged in the last decade. Hear Us Out demonstrates how in recent decades the canon of gay fiction has developed, diversified, and expanded its audience into the mainstream. Readers will recognize names like Michael Cunningham, whose Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Hours inspired the hit movie; and others like Christopher Bram, Bernard Cooper, Stephen McCauley, and Matthew Stadler. These accounts explore the vicissitudes of writing on gay male themes in fiction over the last thirty years—prejudices of the literary marketplace; social and political questions; the impact of AIDS; commonalities between gay male and lesbian fiction... and even some delectable bits of gossip.

The Writer s Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition

For example, the workshop student could write: “This story focuses on a weekend visit by a woman's mother, who has always been very critical.

Author: Jack Heffron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633886

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Where do you get your ideas? It’s a question that plagues every writer. And once you’ve got an idea, what then? Ideas without a plan, without a purpose, are no more than pleasant thoughts. So how do you come up with those ideas, and how do you turn them into writing that will engage your reader? The Writer’s Idea Book is here to help you find the answers. Utilizing more than 400 prompts and exercises, you’ll generate intriguing ideas and plumb their possibilities to turn them into something amazing. This indispensable guide will help you: • Develop good writing habits that foster creativity • Explore your own life for writing material • Draw inspiration from the world around you • Find form for your ideas, develop them into a piece of writing, and make them better Let The Writer’s Idea Book give you the insight and self-awareness to create and refine ideas that demand to be transformed into greater works, the kind of compelling, absorbing writing that will have other writers asking "where do you get your ideas?"

So You Want to Be a Writer

A weekend? Ten years? Yes, yes, and yes. There's no telling how long it will take to write a really great book. Author Margaret Wise Brown wrote Goodnight ...

Author: Vicki Hambleton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781582703596

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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A comprehensive guide to becoming a published author outlines step-by-step guidelines for everything from generating ideas and improving technique to getting published and promoting one's work, in a reference complemented by tips from such famous writers as Michael Crichton and Amanda Hocking. Simultaneous.

The Beach Book Bundle 3 Novels for Summer Reading

“If the situation changes in either direction, you will be the first to know.” The weekend would be their last one before term began.

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345541185

Category: Fiction

Page: 1472

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The warmth of the summer touches three acclaimed novels full of romance, intrigue, and heart—from beloved authors Anne Tyler, Monica McInerney, and Maeve Binchy. This amazing eBook collection is the perfect companion, whether you’re spending the day at the beach or a quiet evening in your own backyard. BREATHING LESSONS Anne Tyler Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “A wonderful novel, glowing with the insight and compassion of an artist’s touch.”—The Boston Globe Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years—and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities. Maggie is a kooky, lovable optimist who wants nothing more than to fix her son’s broken marriage, while Ira is infuriatingly practical. When what begins as a day trip to a funeral becomes an adventure in the unexpected, Maggie and Ira must navigate the riotous twists and turns. Together they rediscover the magic of the road called life and the joy of having somebody to share the ride with, bumps and all. THE ALPHABET SISTERS Monica McInerney “Charm, laughter, and tears . . . a delightful story that shows how quarrels can be solved with love and loyalty.”—Woman’s Day As girls growing up in the Clare Valley, Australia, Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars known as the Alphabet Sisters. As adults, though, the women haven’t spoken in years—ever since Bett’s fiancé deserted her to marry the younger Carrie. But now their flamboyant grandmother Lola is turning eighty, and she is determined to reunite the girls for a blowout bash. And no one ever says no to Lola. The women’s short visit becomes a much longer commitment when an unexpected turn of events changes everything in ways none of them could ever have imagined. FIREFLY SUMMER Maeve Binchy “The best Binchy yet.”—The New York Times Book Review Kate Ryan and her husband, John, have a rollicking pub in the Irish village of Mountfern, four lovely children, and such wonderful dreams. Then American millionaire Patrick O’Neill comes to town to build a grand hotel, with its promise of wealth and change. As love and hate vie for a town’s quiet heart, loyalties are challenged, jealousies ignited, and old traditions begin to crumble away.

Your First Novel

An Author Agent Team Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream Ann Rittenberg, ... It wasn't until I was into the second month of rewriting my novel that I ...

Author: Ann Rittenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976952

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel and the savvy business know-how to get it published. In this all-in-one resource, you'll discover essential novel-writing techniques, such as: • How to best structure your research so that you can save time later • How to card your story before you start writing • What to consider when developing your cast of characters • How to adapt classic story structures to fit your own ideas …and insider information on what it takes to get published, including: • What agents do at those three-hour power lunches—and how it affects you • What makes an agent instantly reject a manuscript • How to correctly translate submission guidelines • What happens if you get multiple offers—or no offers at all Plus, learn about the publishing process from the firsthand accounts of such noted authors as Dennis Lehane, Kathryn Harrison, Jim Fusilli, Kathleen George, and others!

The Collected Novels Volume Two

The Missing Person, The Magician's Girl, and The Book of Knowledge Doris ... on the weekend, practicing their Australian crawl, their resting tread, ...

Author: Doris Grumbach

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504057080

Category: Fiction

Page: 712

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Three brilliant works of fiction from a feminist and lesbian literary icon who was “acutely sensitive to the quiet hum of everyday living” (Ms.). The Missing Person: Legendary movie star Franny Fuller captured the imaginations of audiences, men, and her biographer, Mary Maguire. But what does the glamour hide? This is the story of how a girl from Utica, New York, transformed into a Hollywood sensation—and the secret she had to keep if she wanted to hold onto her fairytale life . . . The Magician’s Girl: Minna Grant, Maud Noon, and Liz Becker met as roommates at Barnard College. After graduation, each woman pursues her own dreams, living out her own passions, tragedies, and destiny—all while maintaining their enduring friendship acros s decades. Grumbach tells a courageous, nuanced, and “engrossing” tale of female friendship, coming of age, and an ever-changing New York (Publishers Weekly). The Book of Knowledge: In the summer of 1929, four children forge a bond that will change their lives. Caleb and Kate Flowers live an isolated existence until Lionel Schwartz and Roslyn Hellman arrive in Far Rockaway. Over the years, their friendship brings profound realizations and undeniable passions for all four in this “grimly compelling,” truthful, and tragic tale of self-discovery (Booklist).

The Collected Novels Volume One

Lately, she had even begun to feel responsible for changes in the weather, for the falling tide, for storms which moved over the harbor, for rain.

Author: Alice Hoffman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504002011

Category: Fiction

Page: 661

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Four acclaimed novels by “a born storyteller,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Rules of Magic and The Dovekeepers (Entertainment Weekly). One of today’s most beloved authors of lyrical fiction with a touch of magic, Alice Hoffman boasts a body of work that has been praised by readers and critics from the very beginning. This collection includes her first novel, plus three more of her outstanding tales. Property Of: Hoffman’s debut about teenage girls in mascara and leather and their attraction to local toughs is “a remarkably envisioned novel, almost mythic in its cadences” (The New York Times). The Drowning Season intertwines the stories of two women named Esther: a granddaughter, who yearns to escape the Long Island shore and the coldness of the family matriarch; and her grandmother, who fled her abusive parents in Russia decades before. This novel “casts the spell of all great fairy tales. It takes daily life and transforms it into myth as we watch” (Chicago Sun-Times). Fortune’s Daughter: A New York Times Notable Book, this luminous novel of a restless young traveler and a fortune-teller with a secret is a tribute to the profound mysteries of motherhood and childbirth from a writer who, in the words of Amy Tan, “takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things.” At Risk is a New York Times bestseller that “will leave few dry eyes” (Library Journal). In 1980s America, a family copes with their daughter’s terrifying AIDS diagnosis.

The Guernsey Novels Books 1 3

But, on reflection, she decided to take time off at the weekend instead and ... The publishers had agreed to Sally's changes and Jeanne was happy to sign ...

Author: Anne Allen

Publisher: Sarnia Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1118

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THE GUERNSEY NOVELS, by award-winning author Anne Allen, are linked but standalone stories, and will appeal to fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. DANGEROUS WATERS - Tragedy seems to follow Jeanne Le Page around . . . Can she really go through it again and survive? She is lucky to be alive … at sixteen Jeanne was almost killed in a boating accident which brought heart-breaking family tragedy. Now, fifteen years later, Jeanne returns reluctantly to the island of Guernsey following the death of her beloved grandmother. Struggling for breath as the ferry nears the island; she is overwhelmed by a dark foreboding as hazy memories of that terrible day resurface… Only returning to sell her inheritance - her grandmother’s old cottage - Jeanne has no intention of picking up her old life. But the cottage holds a secret, dating back to World War II and the German Occupation, and Jeanne becomes drawn into discovering more. Then, soon after her arrival, a chance meeting with an old teenage crush leads her to thoughts of love. Jeanne is forced to face her demons, reliving the tragedy as her lost memory returns. When the truth is finally revealed, her life is endangered for the second time… FINDING MOTHER - Three women. Three generations. Sacrifices for love… Who is she really? Nicole is about to find out as she searches for her real mother; the woman who gave her away at birth. With her marriage in tatters, she sets out from England: travelling to Spain, Jersey and Guernsey before the extraordinary story of her real family is finally revealed. Nicole becomes an unwitting catalyst for change in that family. Two women are forced to reveal long-buried secrets. One going back as far as the Second World War. Lives are transformed as choices have to be made and the past laid to rest… GUERNSEY RETREAT - Two violent deaths. Separated by time, but with a fatal connection… A man loses his father. A young woman loses her mother. Both in tragic circumstances that lead, when they meet, to surprising revelations from the past. Louisa needs to find the father she has never known, to warn him of possible danger - for them both. Her search takes her from England to Guernsey. Malcolm's journey is more complicated: conceived in Guernsey, his bereaved mother emigrates with him to Canada. Many years later he arrives in India, and from here he is led back to Guernsey to open a health centre at La Folie. This was his father's home and where he was killed at the start of the Second World War. At the heart of the two deaths lie stolen jewels. Valuable enough to kill for. Twice. Finding her father brings Louisa more than she bargains for, and her life is transformed, while Malcolm learns that life is, after all, for sharing… REVIEWS "I regard Anne Allen's Guernsey novels as an indulgent treat: they're seriously easy to read, with some great characters and a brilliant island location which is used to full advantage: you really feel as though you're there. Allen has a subtle insight into the dynamics of dysfunctional families - the ones with quirks in their history - and the independent people they give birth to." Bookbag "The island of Guernsey is so vividly evoked, one feels as if one is walking its byways. An atmospheric and tantalising read." -- Elizabeth Bailey, author of The Gilded Shroud. "A sensitive, heartfelt novel about family relationships, identity, adoption, second chances at love… With romance, weddings, boat trips, lovely gardens and more, Finding Mother is a dazzle of a book, a perfect holiday read." Lindsay Townsend, author of The Snow Bride.

The Novels of Nora Roberts Volume 1

We've got a couple of changes in Monday's schedule. I'll just fax them to you. If you have any questions, you know where to reach me.

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101562000

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a collection that includes five thrilling romantic suspense novels. HONEST ILLUSIONS The daughter of a world-renowned magician, Roxy Nouvelle has inherited her father’s talents—and his penchant for jewel thievery. Into this colorful world comes Luke Callahan, an escape artist who captures her heart—and keeps secrets that could shatter all her illusions… PRIVATE SCANDALS Deanna Reynolds had it all planned: she’d start out in the newsroom of a small Chicago station, then move up to host her own talk show. The network’s sexiest journalist, Finn Riley, admires Deanna’s daring ambition. But soon they must unmask the hidden betrayals of Deanna’s fiercest rival by taking the biggest risk of all… HIDDEN RICHES When antiques dealer Dora Conroy purchases a few curiosities at an auction she unknowingly brings home a priceless cache that makes her the target of an international criminal. Entwined in a reckless chase, Dora turns to her new neighbor, Jed Skimmerhorn, an ex-cop whose desire for Dora puts him back in the line of fire… TRUE BETRAYALS Kelsey Byden is trying to sort out a lifetime of deception—and her feelings about the mother she once thought dead. As the two women rebuild their relationship, Kelsey finds herself swept into an unsettling new romance and must decide once and for all who she can trust, and who threatens to betray her… MONTANA SKY When Jack Mercy's three daughters gather to hear the reading of his will, they are shocked to learn that before any of them can inherit, they must live together on his ranch for one year. Now they face a challenge: put their bitterness aside and protect each other from danger—and unite against an enemy who threatens to destroy them all...