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Par Betty Neels. 1990
Lucy wasn't a bright career girl like her two sisters. All she wanted was to find a man she loved…and settle down with him. But Mr Right seemed to be peculiarly elusive. Until the day she encountered paediatrician William Thurloe. Not that she had the faintest hope of ever attracting his interest with the glamorous Fiona as direct competition! 1990.
Par Louise Penny. 2010
On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On…his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
Par Barbara Cartland. 1994
Lady Cordelia and her brother, the Earl of Hunstanton, had sailed with Captain Mark Stanton to Valetta where the Earl…was to become a Knight of the Order of St John. Afterwards he wanted his sister to enter the Convent of St Romanica. As Cordelia remembered and felt again the strange wonder that Stanton's kisses had aroused in her, she realised she could never contemplate becoming a nun. 1994.
Par Betty Neels. 1997
Leonora Crosby was irritated to be always caught out in awkward moments by the new village GP, James Galbraith. She…was engaged to Tony, but James's stalwart support as Leonora tried to keep her parents' decrepit manor house running smoothly made her doubt the wisdom of her engagement. Even so, there was little point in admitting she loved James, when he showed so little sign of caring for her. 1997.
Par Betty Neels. 1990
"You have no family, no home and no prospect of marrying". Professor Duert ter Laan-Luitinga's solution to Venetia's problems was…for her to marry him; a marriage of convenience for both partners. Foolishly she agreed, and found herself wishing with all her heart that the stranger whom she had married would one day grow to care for her as much as she loved him. 1990.
Par Betty Neels. 1989
Suzannah Lightfoot was alone in the world, when Guy Bowers-Bentinck came to her rescue. "He's so tiresome and ill-tempered and…impatient and he must hate the sight of me", Suzannah reflected as fate kept throwing them together. It was because of this she wasn't prepared to join the queue of females wanting to marry him, wasn't it? 1989.
Par Betty Neels. 1995
Araminta Smith had first met Professor Jason Lister when she was hired to look after his niece and nephew. Knowing…that her plain but honest looks weren't about to catch her a husband, she was intrigued by the distinguished surgeon's interest in her. Since he was also a confirmed bachelor, the professor's proposal had come as an even greater surprise. A marriage between them, as he pointed out to her, would be infinitely practical - and Araminta was nothing if not practical. But then... what about love? 1995.
Par Cathy Marie Hake. 2010
Woman physician Taylor Bestman receives a cold welcome from the citizens of Gooding, Texas, and especially from Karl Van der…Vort, the town blacksmith, who becomes her first patient ... against his will. Though hesitant to believe in Taylor's doctoring skills, Karl finds himself oddly protective of this surprising and determined woman. 2010.
Par Claudia Jameson. 1989
Diane's heart went out to vulnerable, ten year old Kirsty, but warning bells sounded in her head when she met…Kirsty's dynamic, outspoken uncle, Nik Channing. He was determined to make her think twice about her life and her father's remarriage, and there was definitely a disturbing magnetism about him which she found hard to handle. 1989.
Par Richardo Keens-Douglas. 2004
Three magical tales retold for middle readers: enter the richly magical world of Tales from the Isle of Spice and…visit a bottomless lake where an enchanted princess lives; try your luck against the sinister woman who walks in moonlight stalking souls; catch a glimpse of the mysterious boy with an angelic face whose scarred body hides beneath the waves. Grades 3-6. Winner of the 2005 Golden Oak Award. 2004.
Sun and candlelight: Alethea Thomas is more than grateful when Dr Sarre van Diederijk saves her pride from being crushed…by another man. So when Sarre asks her to marry him and become a mother to his children, Alethea accepts. Only when she gets to Holland does she realise the enormity of the task. A star looks down: Professor Alexander van Zeust's four young nieces and nephews need someone to care for them temporarily. As soon as he meets Beth, the professor knows she's the one to help him. Beth is kind, loving and gets on well with the children, so everyone's happy. Except Beth - who's fallen in love with her employer! 2003.
Par Maureen Jennings. 2010
1873, Nova Scotia. A storm has wrecked a ship on the shores of a fishing village, and people work bravely…to rescue the crew - but many die. When young Will Murdoch and the local priest examine the bodies, they discover gold and diamonds. They suspect that the shipwreck was not responsible for all the deaths. Some descriptions of violence. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. 2010.
Par Eric Walters. 2009
Slacker Edward fakes a learning disability to gain a special-education designation in school. But instead of lowering his parents' expectations,…Edward ends up working harder than ever. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. Grades 5-8. 2009.
Par Kim Vogel Sawyer. 2012
When Thad McKane, the new sheriff of Goldtree, Kansas, uncovers a connection between the crime he's investigating and singer Sadie…Wagner, the woman he's courting, he wonders if she's as innocent as she seems. 2012.
Par Essie Summers. 1995
Brodie Nicol returns to New Zealand to visit her friend Una. While driving to Una's home, Brodie is caught in…a snowstorm and seeks refuge at a nearby farmhouse - only to find that the farm is being looked after by her ex-fiance, Guthrie. Clearly Una had planned a little matchmaking. But what Una doesn't know is why Brodie had ended her engagement to Guthrie two years ago. 1995.
Par Cathy Marie Hake. 2011
When Todd travels to Virginia to bring his widowed mother to his Texas farm, illness alters his plan. Maggie makes…a living by selling soaps and perfumes, using old family recipes. Marriage is the farthest thing from her mind - until Todd shows up on her porch, seeking help for his ailing mother. Maggie's heart skips a beat. And when the handsome Texan proposes to her, life suddenly begins to change for the dark-haired beauty. 2011.
Par David Lewis. 2005
Stephen Whittaker has his whole life planned, but when he loses his true love - Alice - a gradual undetected…spiral begins. When everything starts unraveling, who will Stephen turn to? 2005.
From the age of eight, Roberta Bondar knew she wanted to be an astronaut. In January 1992 she made Canadian…history when she became the first Canadian woman, and first neurologist, to go into space on board Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of dedication, commitment, and courage. Grades 4-7. 2004.
Par Barbara Cartland. 1982
Par Robin Lee Hatcher. 2003
Shortly after Karola and Jakob were betrothed, Jakob emigrated from Germany to America, promising to send for Karola as soon…as he had a home for her. "Promised to Me" is a story of love renewed as Karola and Jakob build a life together out of the rubble of broken promises and shattered dreams. c2003.