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  • Zomerliefde

    Lenthe Leeuwenberg

    Familie Floor is he-le-maal klaar met haar leventje in Nederland. Al haar vriendinnen hebben hun leven op orde. Als Floor geen contractverlenging krijgt op haar werk, besluit ze om haar leven om te gooien. Na het overlijden van haar oudtante heeft Floor een huis in Frankrijk geërfd. Dit is haar kans!  Gewapend met de sleutel van de woning en de Franstalige eigendomspapieren vertrekt Floor in haar autootje naar het zuiden. Ze heeft haar appartementje opgezegd – ze heeft immers woonruimte in Frankrijk, en bovendien heeft ze er geen geld meer voor.  Floors teleurstelling is groot wanneer het huis niet de gedroomde villa is, maar een onbewoonbare bouwval. Ook de dorpsbewoners zijn niet blij met Floor. Lukt het Floor om zonder kennis van de Franse taal, maar met hulp van haar vriendinnen, het huis op te knappen, of kan ze het beter verkopen?
  • Finding Cinderella

    Colleen Hoover

    Fictie en literatuur #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends With Us writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after. A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe. When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales. One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. But Daniel soon realizes that fairytales don’t exist, and unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.
  • Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Fictie en literatuur An Apple Books Classic edition. Jane Austen’s beloved classic opens with this witty and very memorable line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” With all the twists and turns of a soap opera, Pride and Prejudice chronicles the drama that ensues when the wealthy bachelor Mr. Darcy moves close to the Bennet family home in the English countryside. The news of his arrival sends the socially ambitious Mrs. Bennet-whose main concern is finding suitable matches for her five daughters-into overdrive. The book’s main character, the high-spirited Elizabeth Bennet, is a strikingly modern heroine: a woman who refuses to lower her expectations or transform herself to suit society’s norms. Austen’s novel achieves a remarkable balance, serving up barbed criticism of the obsession with money, status, and matrimony even as it draws us into a swoon-worthy love story. At its heart, Pride and Prejudice is a ro
  • The Vampire Debt

    Ali Winters

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single Vampire in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a mortal snack. Dracula and Beauty and the Beast , meet Pride and Prejudice in THE VAMPIRE DEBT, a new adult, gothic fantasy paranormal, slow burn, romance. His kiss could mean her undoing. Every year the vampire court visits human cities for the Claiming. And any human claimed will live a half-life as a food source to one of those demon-cursed monsters. Vampires tore her life apart thirteen years ago. Since then, her father's squandering has cast them into financial ruin, forcing Clara to steal, cheat, and kill to survive. Now, her father's debts will cost Clara her life. To settle her father's debts, she finds herself under the guardianship of the unearthly handsome Lord, Alaric Devereaux. Not only is he a vampire—he knows what she did, and he's determined to make her pay for the crime. She refuses to sit idly by and wait for death, provoking Alaric at every turn… Unt
  • Desperation

    C.B. Stone

    Fictie en literatuur She's an accused rebel, he's her enigmatic savior. Together, they ignite a revolution on an island where nothing is as it seems. Will they choose love or liberation—or can they have both? In a world governed by oppression, some will dare to rebel against the system. Reagan never meant to start a revolution. All she wanted was justice for a crime she didn't commit. But when she escapes to the secretive island community of Halcyon, she discovers a paradise hiding a sinister secret. Beneath the peaceful facade lies a cult-like regime enforcing strict control. Seeking refuge, Reagan finds an unexpected ally in Connor, the brooding and mysterious leader of an underground resistance. Their attraction is forbidden, yet undeniable. As Reagan learns the shocking truth about Halcyon, she must choose a side in the growing conflict. But will joining the rebels put her heart in just as much danger as her life? In a world where love is the greatest rebellion, sometimes starting a revolution begin
  • Switched

    Cassie Mae

    Fictie en literatuur Everyone knows love triangles, but ever heard of a love square? I love Talon. Wesley loves Reagan. Reagan and Talon are in love with each other… or so they think. I'm not saying I'm a genius or anything, but I do have a GENIUS plan. After hatching it up with Talon's best friend, Wesley, we've got a step-by-step way to get everyone with who they really belong with. Now to do it without ruining friendships… or, you know, falling for the wrong guy.
  • Wuthering Heights

    Emily Brontë

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. If you’ve only ever seen Wuthering Heights on screen, you may have an image of Catherine and Heathcliff as the ultimate star-crossed lovers. But that’s just scratching the surface of this iconic Gothic romance. Emily Brontë’s only novel is an unabashedly dark tale of passion and revenge that created shockwaves upon its publication in 1847. Without spoiling too much, the original Heathcliff is breathtakingly vengeful, cruel, and possessive, not the deeply misunderstood romantic hero of some adaptations. And Brontë’s story does not end happily ever after. After tragedy strikes, Heathcliff haunts the swirling mists of the Yorkshire moors, consumed with possessing a ghost. A must-read for fans of Gothic literature, this novel will appeal to anyone who loves a creepy story.
  • Half-Blood Dragon

    K.N. Lee

    Fictie en literatuur Rowen had a mission; travel far away to the dragon kingdom, make the crown prince fall in love with her, and take the throne. But, the dragon prince has plans of his own for her... Dragons rule in Draconia, and young half-blood Rowan was sent to serve the princess by her ruthless step-father with a devious plan. While the two princes of the dragon court vie for her affection, Rowen desperately attempts to hide her mystical abilities. But, when a twist of fate leaves her a wanted fugitive, her only chance at survival comes in the form of an infamous soul-stealing pirate. It will take Rowan and Elian and his crew to team up to discover the truth of their paths, and the power that can shift time, life, and the fate of the world. A new world of mythical creatures and epic adventures await. Embark on a coming of age journey that will leave you breathless.Grab your copy of this action-packed sword and sorcery adventure perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, House of the D
  • De Wraak van de Zwarte Mokum

    Edward Hendriks

    Fictie en literatuur 30 oktober 2017 Tijdens het loshalen van de planken in het historische grachtenpand aan de Leliegracht in Amsterdam, viel hem het schitterende voorwerp tussen het vermolmde hout op. Hij tastte tussen de halfvergane vloerdelen en pakte het op. Hij opende zijn vuist en daar lag hij: een glimmende, zwarte kastanje. Daar leek het althans op. Zijn mond viel open van verbazing. Terwijl hij in de donkere fonkeling staarde, herinnerde hij zich het bordje bij de deur. Hier woonde ooit Manus Elmas, de beroemde diamantslijper die in 1731 de grootste zwarte diamant ooit sleep. Klaas voelde de adrenaline door zijn aderen pompen. Vlug sloot hij zijn vingers om het juweel. Een gratis e-book van thrillerschrijver Edward Hendriks ter gelegenheid van Halloween 2017.
  • Ellie's Fate

    Aisha Urooj

    Fictie en literatuur What would you do if Fate gave you a second chance? Would you learn from your past mistakes and take it as an opportunity to correct all wrongs? Fate has given Ellie another chance at life. The question remains... would it be worthwhile? My whole life shifted when Ellie died. Eleanor James. Ellie. My best friend. She was someone I knew better than even myself... or so I thought. Ellie's life was cut short. Ravaged by her addiction to drugs, and perhaps, also by her addiction to fame. Her death felt like a waking nightmare. I wish it was something I could wake up from, but I couldn't escape it. Not even when I tried. Lachesis, one of the three fates, said there was a way to save Ellie. Out of the three conditions she set, I am only one part of that puzzle. For her tragic life to turn around, Ellie would need my support. But she would also need to feel her parent's love, and be reunited with her true love. I don't even know who that person is. Ellie has one last chance at life. How coul
  • Captive Bride

    M. James

    Fictie en literatuur All I want is my freedom. But the Bratva leader won't take no for an answer… My first husband is dead and buried. I’m left a widowed mafia princess—a dangerous title to hold, especially when one man already has his eye on me. Viktor Andreyev. His own men call him  Ussuri . The Bear. Older than me, with a reputation for violence and a cruel exterior to match, he’s no one I would ever choose for a husband. In fact, I’d hoped that I’d never have to marry again at all. But he’s made the price for peace my hand in marriage. And it’s clear that I can’t refuse. I’ve survived marriage to one cruel man already. I’m no fragile princess. I know I can survive this. But the secrets of the Bratva are darker than even I realized, and the more I learn, the more desperate I am to escape. Only one man, and the temptations he poses, stand in the way. He holds my body captive. But he’ll never hold my heart. Captive Bride is book one in the Mafia Bride Trilogy. The trilogy is
  • A Lot Like Love

    Jennifer Snow

    Fictie en literatuur They have different ideas about the fate of an old inn…until it brings them together. When Sarah Lewis inherits a run-down B&B from her late grandmother in coastal Blue Moon Bay, common sense tells her to sell it and return to her life in L.A. But when the new owners decide to tear down the old place, Sarah’s plan changes in an instant. Now she’s determined to return the charming-but-run-down property to its former glory…even if it means hiring her old high school crush to help. Wes Sharrun’s life feels like it’s unraveling. After losing his wife three years ago, he can’t seem to balance his struggling construction company afloat and be a great dad to his nine-year-old daughter. Working on Sarah’s B&B might be the perfect opportunity to get back on his feet. But keeping his distance is tough when even his daughter can’t resist Sarah’s warmth and charm… As Sarah and Wes work together to transform the old place—and discover some of its secrets—the spark
  • Anna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Thus begins what many consider the world’s greatest novel. Leo Tolstoy originally published this sweeping saga in serial form beginning in 1875, portraying a vast swath of Russian life, from the fields worked by starving peasant farmers to the sitting rooms (and bedrooms) of privileged aristocrats. Despite its epic nature, Anna Karenina is an intricate, intimate study of one woman’s downward spiral into tragedy. As Anna’s husband becomes increasingly absorbed in philosophical and political introspection, Tolstoy’s heroine grows weary of her life as a mother and wealthy man’s wife. Increasingly unsettled by the stark class differences she observes, Anna finds passion again in a forbidden affair with Count Vronsky. But can she overcome her obsessive concern with societal norms to find a measure of happiness? Passion. Betrayal. Love. Revenge. Tolstoy’s classic h
  • Professor Daddy

    Nora Phoenix

    Homo Hagen didn't want to be Baxter's Dom. He wanted to be his Daddy. College professor Hagen St. Croix is done with his life as a Dom ever since two previous boys left him. When his former club organizes an event, he wants to go...but not alone. He finds a date-for-hire, but he's shocked when it turns out to be his sexy student Baxter Lafelle, and even more surprised by the feelings Baxter evokes in him. When tragedy strikes for Baxter, Hagen realizes that he doesn't want to be his Dom. He wants to be his Daddy... But will Baxter let him? And what happens when their contract is up? Professor Daddy is a full-sized (73k words), sexy and sweet MM romance with daddy kink, an age gap, and a very happily ever after. 
  • Alice the Dagger

    Ashley McLeo

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels A fae young adult Alice in Wonderland fairytale retelling for fans of Brigid Kemmerer, Sarah J. Maas, and Marissa Meyer. They call me the dagger. I'm an assassin and that's all I've ever known. So when a white rabbit tells me that loved ones are waiting for me in the Wonderland Court of Faerie, it's surprising. And then, I learn something even more shocking. The Red Queen stole the Crown of Wonderland from my mother. Murdered her too. The queen singlehandedly created my reality of death and blood and murder. While that's devastating, I can handle those emotions. Its what I have been trained to do. What I don't know how to handle is rebel leader Henri Hatter. He's loved by everyone. A man who sings in the streets because people ask for aether's sake. A faerie who knows more about my past than anyone—including me. A good man who could crush my heart if I let him in. Despite my claims that I work alone, Hatter and two nosey little pixies insist on sticking with me. Only one thing
  • The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classics edition. The Roaring Twenties are in full effect in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s riveting classic. Man-about-town Jay Gatsby seems to have it all, including loads of money and a massive mansion where he hosts wild, extravagant parties every Saturday. But Gatsby’s missing one thing: Daisy Buchanan, the love of his life, the one who got away. The Great Gatsby explores the impossible, but uniquely human, longing to return to the past and the costs associated with chasing the American Dream. It’s a beautifully written, entertaining read with timeless emotional appeal.
  • Blossom and Bone

    Mary Jung

    Fictie en literatuur Experience true love, and discover hidden heart desires, but beware of the allure of illusion. Amé is a vegetation witch with a knack for soil cultivation and plant genetics. She develops flower mates that mimic true love. Amé is a dreamer and finds it difficult to say no, even when common sense dictates she should. After her life's work is stolen, she must go on a quest to recover her magic seeds. Xephriel is a bone witch with a magic condition that causes empathic dissonance. It's torture because one touch might mean his death. Now, he's been forced into proximity with his crush to clear her name of murder. Xephriel is put through the ultimate test of valor. Can he overcome his affliction, or is he doomed to lurk in the shadows forever?
  • Animal Farm

    George Orwell

    Klassiekers Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed, and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon.
  • Death on the Nile

    Agatha Christie

    Klassiekers Agatha Christie's most daring travel mystery. The tranquility of a lovely cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Who's also on board? Christie's great detective Hercule Poirot. He recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Despite the exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems… Librarian's note: This Hercule Poirot novel should not be confused with the short story of the same name. Also by Christie. But it starred Parker Pyne. It came out several years earlier. The title and locale are the same, but the contents are quite different. It is not a precursor of this story.
  • Five Island Cove Boxed Set

    Jessie Newton

    Fictie en literatuur Take a vacation any time of year in the seaside town of Five Island Cove! Meet five best friends as they reunite after years apart and rekindle their strong bond with one another, weather storms, and uncover secrets that have been lying dormant for decades... This set includes the first 3 novels in the series from USA Today bestselling and Kindle All-Star Author Jessie Newton. 1. The Lighthouse: After the death of a childhood loved one, 5 best friends reunite in the small coastal town of Five Island Cove. One doesn't expect to find love with a high school crush. Another isn't prepared to find the strength she needs to take control of her life. And none of them are ready for the secrets they'll uncover at the lighthouse... As the truth comes to light, these five best friends will learn what really matters: friendship, family, and faith. 2. The Summer Sand Pact: These five best friends made a Summer Sand Pact as teens and have only kept it once or twice—until they reunite decades late
  • Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

    Horror An Apple Books Classic edition. Mary Shelley was just 18 when she had a nightmare vision: “I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life.” Despite her lack of writing experience, Shelley converted her dream into what is often referred to as the world’s first horror novel, a timeless tale of science gone bad. Frankenstein follows the story of Swiss scientist Victor Frankenstein, who manages to animate a hulking creature referred to as a “monster,” “wretch,” or “fiend.” Shelley’s 1818 classic has become one of the most frequently taught works of fiction, a cultural touchstone for conversations about the dark side of innovation. (Made-up words like Frankenscience and Frankenfood have become shorthand for the products of technological tampering.) More than 200 years after it was published, this novel remains
  • Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Brontë

    Literair An Apple Books Classic edition. Charlotte Brontë’s classic is like three novels in one. Above all, it’s a haunting Gothic tale set in an ancient and remote manor house, a story full of suspense, terror, supernatural encounters, and twisted family secrets. But Jane Eyre is also a dark romance in which the road to true love is rife with potholes, as well as a coming-of-age story, tracing a heroine’s development from a shy, isolated teen into a confident woman. When we first meet Jane, she’s just been sent by her cruel aunt to a boarding school with an even crueler headmaster. But circumstances quickly improve for Jane, whose headstrong nature bucks the social norms of the time. She becomes a teacher and starts working for the brooding, mysterious Mr. Rochester. Jane eventually falls for her employer, but he’s hiding a secret - and it’s a doozy. Brontë’s novel is, quite simply, a page-turner.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde

    Fictie en literatuur The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. Wilde later revised the story for book publication, making substantial alterations, deleting controversial passages, adding new chapters and including an aphoristic Preface which has since become famous in its own right. The amended version was published by Ward, Lock and Company in April 1891. Some scholars believe that Wilde would today have wanted us to read the version he originally submitted to Lippincott's
  • Enchanted by the Earl

    Amanda Mariel

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels Rose Woodcourt, a poor seamstress, is too proud to accept help, even when her home and freedom are threatened. Especially not from Hunter Thorne, a titled gentleman far above her station. Earl's only court common misses for one reason, and Rose has no interest in being a wealthy man's mistress—however handsome and charming he may be. Hunter is an honorable man; he refuses to turn his back on the spirited beauty regardless of how hard she pushes him away. As Rose's situation becomes more dire, Hunter's heart becomes involved. Now he must choose between protecting his heart or the damsel in distress.   Is there a way forward for an Earl and a seamstress in love?
  • Queen of Curacao

    Solsiré E. Felida

    Fictie en literatuur Waking up from a coma—without her memory intact—is not something Cassandra anticipated when she says her goodbyes to her best friend, promising to find her daughter, along with the other children who went missing since the arrival of an unknown criminal organization in Curaçao. ABOUT THE QUEENS OF THE CASTLE SERIES Each Queen book is a standalone, NO cliffhangers USA TODAY , and National Bestselling Authors have created a world where women can—and will have it all—love, family, career, and leave a legacy while overcoming generational challenges. These powerful women, brought together for a higher purpose, change lives by providing safety for those who cannot protect themselves; care for those from tragic backgrounds, and make an impact on their families, communities, and the world at large. The Kings laid the foundation; the Knights created a bridge of hope between continents; but the Queens will change the world. Book 1–Queen of Lahaina Book 2–Queen of Shadow Bay Book 3
  • Screw Driver

    Madelynne Ellis

    Homo Hooking up with my BF and his girlfriend is just looking for trouble. My acting career is balanced on a knife's edge after my ex-girlfriend's damning kiss 'n' tell interview leaves me a laughing stock. No one wants a leading man with a reputation for being bad in bed. Work offers have all dried up, and my agent's about to drop me unless I can turn the tide of public opinion. So, I dive on Seth's proposal for a threesome. Except his lass just happens to be mega-hot pop-sensation, Nixie Owen, my ideal woman. Awkward or what? Plus, it turns out that Seth's not being entirely straight with me. He has his own reason for getting us together, one that's about to upend everything, and cause an entirely different sort of tabloid scandal. One-click now to dive into this sexy spin-off novella from the Stirred Passions series. If menage where the guys get involved is your poison, sup this one right down. Chronologically, Screwdriver falls between Cherry Bomb and Black Velvet, but can also be read
  • Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. Meet the Marches! Louisa May Alcott’s classic introduces us to four unforgettable sisters: beautiful Meg, tomboyish Jo, delicate Beth, and Amy, the indulged youngest of the lot. With their father serving as a Union chaplain, the Marches help their devoted mother, Marmee, make ends meet as their fortunes dwindle. The book starts with the family performing a small act of kindness for a family even less fortunate than they are and expands from there, drawing us in as the March girls grow up-and experience joy, hardship, failure, heartbreak, success, and love. Alcott’s novel draws from her own life story. She herself was one of four sisters who all struck out on different paths. Open the pages of >Little Women and fall into a world of innocence and generosity-one that you’ll want to return to again and again.
  • Zo moet het

    Anna Enquist

    Literair In deze zeer afwisselende bundel gaat het over Kunnen en Durven op het veld, over de implicaties van het in het voetbal te pas en te onpas gebruikte woord ‘beleving’, over Willem van Hanegem (en Truus), over Giovanni van Bronckhorst (aan zee), over de verlammende leegte van een voetballoze zondagmiddag en de kampioenskansen van Feyenoord, over wasvrouwen en 1974, Ove Kindvall en John Guidetti, Grieks voetbal, Franse campings, Hollandse voetbalmeiden en pupillen op hard gras.  Anna Enquist publiceert al sinds eind jaren negentig met grote regelmaat over voetbal in met name Hard gras. Ze heeft een vaste plaats in de bus van Hard gras die jaarlijks door Nederland toert langs literaire voetbalavonden.
  • Het Braakland

    Maarten 't Hart

    Korte verhalen Maarten ’t Hart is ongetwijfeld een van de meest beminde en meest gelezen verhalenschrijvers van de hedendaagse Nederlandse literatuur. Vanaf het begin van zijn schrijverscarrière heeft hij een omvangrijk lezerspubliek weten te boeien, juist ook met zijn verhalen. De Arbeiderspers zal de verzamelde verhalen in twee fraaie, gebonden delen uitbrengen, te beginnen met De vroege verhalen.  De sterk autobiografische verhalen in dit deel bestrijken de eerste levenshelft van de auteur, vanaf de leeftijd van een jaar of zes tot voor in de dertig. ‘Vroeg’ heeft hier dus geen betrekking op het tijdstip van het ontstaan der verhalen, maar op het tijdstip waarop de verhalen zich afspelen. Achter elkaar gelezen geven ze een onopgesmukt beeld van de jeugdjaren van Maarten ’t Hart in Maassluis en van zijn eerste jaren in Leiden.
  • The Wind in the Willows

    Kenneth Grahame

    Klassiekers This amazing novel focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames. Read this ebook now! You will not regret!
  • Accidentally Yours

    Alexa Rivers

    Fictie en literatuur A disgraced reporter. A CEO who hates the press. One night of passion with lasting consequences. When journalist Aria Simons's career went up in flames, she retreated to her lakeside hometown. Now, she's determined to redeem herself by getting the scoop on Eli Lockwood's new property development, but the arrogant millionaire seems hellbent on stopping her. That is, until he realizes she's the only one who can connect with his troubled sister. They strike a deal, but they didn't anticipate the explosive chemistry between them, or that their truce would end with a positive pregnancy test. Eli never wanted to be a parent, and Aria is scrambling to get her life together. Can this ready-made family pull through…or will they fall apart? If you loved the charm of Virgin River and the dysfunctional dynamic of Schitts Creek, then ACCIDENTALLY YOURS is for you. Scroll up to download your copy of this swoony small town romance today!
  • By the Sword

    Alison Stuart

    Historisch The award-winning* first book in the GUARDIANS OF THE CROWN trilogy covering the turbulent years of the Interregnum… Three stories of men who would die for their King and honour,  and the women who will do whatever it takes to protect those that they love. England 1650: In the aftermath of the execution of the King, England totters once more on the brink of civil war. The country will be divided and lives lost as Charles II makes a last bid to regain his throne. Kate Ashley finds her loyalty to the Parliamentary cause tested when she inherits responsibility for the estate of the Royalist Thornton family. To protect the people she cares about, she will need all her wits to restore its fortunes and fend off the ever-present threat of greedy neighbours. Jonathan Thornton, exiled and hunted for his loyalty to the King's cause, now returns to England to garner support for the young King. Haunted by the demons of his past, Jonathan risks death at every turn and brings danger to those
  • The Girl from Silent Lake

    Leslie Wolfe

    Fictie en literatuur “Wow!!!! It simply took my breath away so much that I finished this book in one go! Literally took my breath away! I simply couldn’t put the book down. Unputdownable.”  Tropical Girl Reads Books , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Her daughter, with emerald eyes and the sweetest smile, is everything to her. Her whole world. “Mommy,” the little girl says, touching her mother’s face with trembling fingers before she’s torn away. “Don’t cry.” Will she ever see her again? When single mother  Alison Nolan  sets off with her six-year-old daughter,  Hazel , she can’t wait to spend precious time with her girl. A vacation in Silent Lake, where snow-topped mountains are surrounded by the colors of fall, is just what they need. But hours later, Alison and Hazel vanish into thin air. Detective Kay Sharp  rushes to the scene. The only evidence that they were ever there is an abandoned rental car with a suitcase in the back, gummy bears in the open glove compartment and
  • Little women. Dutch

    Louisa May Alcott

    Fictie en literatuur Het verhaal speelt zich af in Orchard House, het huis van het gezin Alcott in Concord (Massachusetts). De roman volgt het leven van de vier zusters — Meg, Jo, Beth en Amy March — en is losjes gebaseerd op de kindertijdervaringen van de schrijfster en haar drie zussen. Het eerste deel van het boek werd onmiddellijk een commercieel succes en het werd ook door de critici goed onthaald.
  • Faking a Husband

    Rosa Swann

    Homo When you ask the cute Omega frequenting your cafe to be your pretend-husband for the weekend… Clay I have my pride as an Alpha and I don't want to be the only unmated Alpha at my younger sister's wedding. What's an Alpha to do? Well, maybe ask the cute Omega who seems to be in need of some cheering up after his Alpha leaves him. Nothing should go wrong if I invite him to be my fake husband for the weekend, right? Aiden After my sister leaves me her three-month-old to look after, I want to be the parent that she can't be for him. Life as a single Omega parent won't be easy, but I'm sure I can manage. Although, even I can't resist the looks from the handsome Alpha who runs the cafe I frequent, or the way that he makes me smile during this crappy week. What could go wrong in accepting to be his fake husband for a weekend? This is the first novella about Alpha Clay and Omega Aiden in  Making a Family , which takes place in the non-shifter Omegaverse Mates World and contains mpreg (
  • Horror Stories

    James Flynn

    Horror Horror Stories is a collection of tales that will chill, terrify, and disturb all those who dare read them. Slip into these pages and you’ll be sleeping with the lights on for months. Are you ready to be disturbed? What are you waiting for?
  • The Odyssey


    Poëzie An Apple Books Classic edition. Homer’s eighth-century epic poem is a companion to The Iliad . It tells the story of Odysseus, who journeys by ship for 10 years after the Trojan War, trying to make his way back home to Ithaca. Homer’s work was intended to be performed out loud, so it’s a masterful example of poetic meter and rhythm. But above all, ;The Odyssey is a story of adventure-and true love. Odysseus has been gone for 20 years, and he longs to reclaim his role as king and reunite with his beloved, faithful Queen Penelope. During his absence, hundreds of suitors have eaten his food, lived in his home, and even plotted to kill his son. But before he can confront his enemies at home, Odysseus must fight a cyclops, escape after being imprisoned by a lovesick nymph, and confront the twin terrors of Scylla and Charybdis. As if that wasn’t enough, the gods take their grudges out on him, adding obstacles to suit their whims. Will Odysseus ever get home? And what will he find on
  • Seeds of Sorrow

    Elle Beaumont & Christis Christie

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels Life for Eden is simple—until she's given to the nightmare king. Wishing for more adventure in her life, and hoping to escape from under her overprotective mother's thumb even for just a night, Eden accepts an invitation to a ball in another king's court. Despite her mother's ire, it all seems worth it as their travels take Eden away from home for the first time and into the middle realm. Draven, known as the king of nightmares and ruler of the dark realm, Andhera, desires only to remain in his kingdom and maintain control and order over the ravenous creatures that lurk in the shadows. However, he finds himself drawn away by the mysterious summons of his brother, who appears to need his aid desperately. In one evening, thrust unwittingly together, Lady Eden and King Draven find themselves beguiled, betrayed, and betrothed. Neither is prepared for what it means for them, or for the immortal realms. As politics and death intermingle, can two entirely different fae learn to rely on one
  • Dracula

    Bram Stoker

    Horror An Apple Books Classic edition. Few characters have seized readers’ imaginations quite like Count Dracula of Transylvania, the hero of Bram Stoker’s classic. The 1897 novel put vampires front and center on the cultural map, providing direct inspiration for an entire subgenre of bloodsucker fiction - including blockbusters like the Twilight series and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles - and spawning hundreds of movie adaptations! Stoker’s novel is a thrill ride, following Dracula as he moves from Transylvania to England in search of fresh blood, while a small but dedicated group attempts to thwart him. Want more Stoker? Check out his great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker’s 2018 novel, Dracul .
  • De Verborgen Vlinder

    Jack Raven

    Korte verhalen De stad Deverton heeft weer een slachtoffer opgeëist. Het ontblote levenloze lichaam van een jonge vrouw wordt aangetroffen langs de waterkant. Getuigen die het lichaam vonden hebben te kennen gegeven dat de dader een herkenbaar kledingstuk droeg met een donkerblauwe vlinder. Nader onderzoek moet volgen, maar het hooggerechtshof zit boven op deze en andere lopende zaken. Zal het ooit goed komen met deze verdorven stad?
  • Our First Holiday

    Megan Matthews

    Fictie en literatuur A relaxed Pelican Bay holiday romance from USA TODAY Bestselling author Megan Matthews. Holston Taking over the family farm couldn't have happened soon enough. The place is crumbling around us. There's no time to focus on anything but rehabbing Oceanview Orchards. We're not ready for visitors yet, but I can't turn away the money when Pearl asks for her great niece to become our first guest. Ember recognizes the farm's potential and I delight in watching her love the place. Unfortunately, we're not the only ones who see the possibilities in the family farm, and one man will go to great lengths to make the place his own.   Ember I suggested the holiday trip to Pelican Bay, but it's aunt Pearl who demanded I stay at Oceanview Orchards. The struggling cider mill captures my heart along with the dedicated owner and his Alaskan Malamute puppy. Holston has big plans for the small farm in Maine, and I want to be along for the ride. He believes I'm only a guest, but I hold a secret to sav
  • Moby Dick

    Herman Melville

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. Herman Melville’s classic begins with one of the most famous opening lines in world literature: “Call me Ishmael.” Moby Dick was a commercial failure when it was first published in 1851, but during the 20th century, the book’s reputation grew and grew. The novel features a memorable cast of characters, in particular the ivory-legged Captain Ahab, who lost a limb to the gargantuan white whale named Moby Dick. Now, Ahab’s sole obsession is hunting down the sea creature to exact his revenge. Heedless of warnings, Ahab risks ship and crew in his maniacal pursuit, bearing out Melville’s observation that ”there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.”
  • Kijken naar jou

    Lenthe Leeuwenberg

    Fictie en literatuur Evi heeft het allemaal voor elkaar. Ze is bijna klaar met haar studie, woont met haar vriend in een mooi appartement en heeft een leuke vriendinnengroep. Ze verwacht binnenkort een huwelijksaanzoek en heeft ook de rest van haar leven al helemaal uitgestippeld. Maar wat nu als alles ineens tegenzit?
  • Zusje

    Edward Hendriks

    Spookverhalen Tweelingen zijn geen gewone zussen. Ze zijn onafscheidelijk en hebben een band voor het leven. Dat weet iedereen die zelf als tweeling geboren is. Als je niet de helft van een tweeling bent, dan zul je het nooit helemaal kunnen begrijpen.
  • Treasure Island

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    Actie en avontuur An Apple Books Classic edition. When Billy Bones first walks into Jim Hawkins’ family-run inn, the prevailing sentiments are fear…and curiosity about what’s in his oversized chest. After a band of rogue pirates comes looking for him, Billy dies, leaving Jim and his mother in possession of his belongings, which contain a map leading to the treasure of the dreaded Captain Flint. Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling adventure story plays out on the high seas-and it’s packed to the gills with heart-pounding suspense, double crosses, mutiny, mayhem, and even murder. First published as a magazine serial in the 1880s, Treasure Island set the standard for action-adventure thrillers. Hop in and prepare for a wild ride, complete with peg-legged pirates and their trusted parrots, casks of rum, tropical islands, and X marks the spot!
  • Middlemarch

    George Eliot

    Literaire kritiek Making masterful use of a counter pointed plot, Eliot presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832. The main characters, Dorothea Brooke and Tertius Lydgate, each long for exceptional lives but are powerfully constrained by their own unrealistic expectations as well as conservative society. The novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits.
  • Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Klassiekers The Author There was nothing of the literary woman in the external affairs of her life and its conduct. Born on 16 December, 1775, at Steventon in Hampshire, of which her father was rector, and dying at Winchester on 18 July, 1817, she passed the intervening years almost entirely in the country. She lived with her family in Bath from 1801 to 1806, and at Southampton from 1806 to 1809. Later, she paid occasional visits to London where she went not a little to the play; but she never moved in “literary circles,” was never “lionised” and never drew much advantage from personal contact with other people of intellect. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion , both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon . The Novel Pride and Preju
  • The Scarlet Letter

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. Hester Prynne lives in infamy. After committing adultery and bearing a child with a man whose name she refuses to divulge, the heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel is forced to wear a scarlet A to mark her shame for all to see. Hawthorne’s American classic reflects the Puritan mindset of Boston in the 1600s, where public humiliation was acceptable punishment for a woman who bucked the norms. Never mind that Hester’s husband was widely believed to have died at sea and that Hester and her daughter are living a quiet life of good deeds in their little cottage outside town. Someone wants revenge-and will stop at nothing to get it. The Scarlet Letter incorporates supernatural elements with historical fiction. It’s a dark tale of sin and redemption with an unforgettable heroine whose story continues to fascinate readers and inspire film adaptations.
  • Wired Rogue

    Toby Neal

    Actie en avontuur "Neal's writing is persistently riveting... Masterly." ~KIRKUS REVIEWS I f Jack Reacher and Lisbeth Salander had a black/Thai love child, she would be SOPHIE. ✅ Domestic abuse survivor, MMA fighter, brilliant hacker, chronic depressive, Sophie is a complicated woman ✅ Likes kids and animals better than people ✅ Brilliant, sexy cyber vigilante plays mind and crime games with Sophie. Is he friend, foe, or…? ✅ Big, bad, rude, loud ex-Special Forces partner Jake Dunn gets in Sophie's space—and under her skin ✅ Sophie hides and assumes a new identity—but her best friend Agent Marcella Scott can always find her ✅ Sophie's yellow lab Ginger is the only companion in her bed—for now. ***Award Finalist in Thriller/Adventure, Best Book Awards*** 'Wired in' to her computers, tech agent Sophie Ang has been content in her clean, cool tech lab, where she chases criminals online, continuing a dance in the dark with the enigmatic vigilante known as the Ghost. Tu
  • Catch-22

    Joseph Heller

    Klassiekers Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.
  • Like the Taste of Summer

    Kaje Harper

    Homo When Jack ended up at college in a small town in the middle of the Iowa cornfields, September 1981, he figured it would at least be better than being home. He had no idea. Sean was on the opposite side of the town-and-gown divide, but attraction knows no boundaries. And when personal tragedy brought them together, it was the beginning of something extraordinary. This story was written for the Goodreads M/M Romance Hot Summer Days event and appears in the second volume of the group anthology.
  • Out of the Frying Pan

    Elouise East

    Homo One night doesn't seem to be enough… Dean has finally found a workplace where he's welcomed with open arms. Starting fresh in a new city was the only downside, and he refused to become a burden to his new colleagues by accepting too many dinner invites. Oliver's restaurant is finally making a profit, and his loss of social life is no concern for him. Anyway, an overweight workaholic is hardly considered a catch from what he's been told. But when the new firefighter sends heated glances his way, he can't help but react. One night won't hurt. But one night becomes more, and Oliver and Dean become inseparable. Until Oliver's restaurant is burnt down.  Their relationship is tested to the limits during the investigation, but Oliver took a chance with Dean and he refuses to take it back. This is an MM romance, featuring a firefighter who wants to believe in love, a chef who learns that a work/life balance is essential, and the reminder that when someone finds "the one," it doesn't ma
  • Love You Senseless

    Susan Mac Nicol

    Homo THE MEN OF LONDON From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love. A TASTE OF FOREVER An award-winning chef with his own restaurant and an inexhaustible passion, Gideon Kent once had everything. Then came tragedy. It stole more than Gideon’s home. He hasn’t cooked since. Until Eddie Tripp. Fun-loving and vivacious, the Norfolk redhead’s a real up-and-comer in Gideon’s kitchen—and other places. Slim where Gideon’s broad, easy-going where Gideon is growly, he and Gideon seem polar opposites, and yet Eddie conjures flavors that would tempt anyone with a taste for perfection. The sauce of love is already simmering, and this pair is about to dine on the most delicious dish they’ve ever prepared. Because Eddie’s been Gideon’s missing ingredient all along.
  • Ready for Whatever

    Kathryn R. Biel

    Fictie en literatuur "Don’t think for one minute that this book is full of heavy, tearful drama. The author approaches Millie’s dilemma with humor, including some moments of madcap hilarity. This book is an inspirational tribute to the brave women who have taken control of their own destiny by taking a preemptive strike against cancer." -InD'tale Magazine From a very young age, Millie Dwyer knew that her life would be short. After all, cancer claimed both her grandmother and mother. Surely she too would follow in those footsteps, her genetic destiny giving her the ultimate middle finger. Turns out the joke was on her. Sure Millie has the same genetic mutation that makes the Big C almost a given, but now there are scientific advances to detect it—and surgeries to prevent it. Now Millie has to figure out a plan for life she never planned on having. It also probably means she should stop dating losers who dump her the minute she gets out of surgery. True story. Navigating the dating scene before h
  • Jongens

    Anna Enquist

    Literair In deze zeer afwisselende bundel gaat het over Kunnen en Durven op het veld, over de implicaties van het in het voetbal te pas en te onpas gebruikte woord ‘beleving’, over Willem van Hanegem (en Truus), over Giovanni van Bronckhorst (aan zee), over de verlammende leegte van een voetballoze zondagmiddag en de kampioenskansen van Feyenoord, over wasvrouwen en 1974, Ove Kindvall en John Guidetti, Grieks voetbal, Franse campings, Hollandse voetbalmeiden en pupillen op hard gras.  Anna Enquist publiceert al sinds eind jaren negentig met grote regelmaat over voetbal in met name Hard gras. Ze heeft een vaste plaats in de bus van Hard gras die jaarlijks door Nederland toert langs literaire voetbalavonden.
  • The Stolen Twin

    Michele PW (Pariza Wacek)

    Fictie en literatuur The Stolen Twin is a standalone psychological thriller in The Riverview Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling author Michele PW (Pariza Wacek). Ideal for fans who love twisty mystery and suspense novels with a touch of romance. On the surface, Kit Caldwell has it all. A senior in college with her future ahead of her, lots of friends, lots of parties…not to mention also having the eye of Tommy, the star quarterback of the football team. But underneath, Kit's life is a charade, built on a foundation of secrets and lies, including one so dark it threatens to tear her world apart: her twin sister, Cat, was kidnapped when they were both seven, never to be heard from again. That is, until one dark Halloween night. But is it really Cat? Or is it someone else, someone who is playing a sinister and deadly game? "What an AMAZING book. I was hooked from beginning to the end." Sofia Danokaras Tsotrou. Goodreads reviewer "All in all an excellent story, and a really great read. There wer
  • Dance For Me

    Erin Trejo

    Fictie en literatuur She was a job. Nothing more. Nothing less.  I followed my father's orders like usual until I was tired of being used.  Whisper was a casuality of our world. One that I decided I wanted to keep more than I wanted to ruin.  She was a challenge that I liked. Even though I still wanted to break her, I wanted more. Yet I knew the punishment I would face if I chose to keep her around.  Is she worth it?
  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

    Literaire kritiek Het verhaal begint op een "koude, gure, snijdende" kerstavond precies zeven jaar na de dood van Scrooge's zakenpartner Jacob Marley. Scrooge, een oude vrek, wordt binnen de eerste notenbalk als gevestigde "een knijpen, hartverscheurende, grijpen, schrapen, geklemd, gierigaards, oude zondaar!" Hij heeft een hekel aan kerst, noemde het "humbug"; hij zijn neef Fred's kerstdiner uitnodiging weigert, grof en zich afwendt twee heren die een donatie willen van hem naar een kerstdiner voor de armen te voorzien. Zijn enige "kerstcadeau" is waardoor hij overwerkte, onderbetaalde klerk Bob Cratchit Kerstdag af met behoud van loon - dat hij niet alleen met de sociale gewoonte houden, Scrooge overweegt het "een slecht excuus voor het kiezen van een iemand ieder 25 december!"
  • Leaves of Grass

    Walt Whitman

    Poëzie The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected and each represents Auhtor's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll

    Fictie en literatuur Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
  • Oorlogsvisoenen

    Cyriël Buysse

    Fictie en literatuur Dit boek is onderdeel van de TREDITION CLASSICS serie. De makers van deze serie zijn verbonden door hun passie voor literatuur en gedreven met de bedoeling om alle publieke domein boeken weer gedrukte vorm beschikbaar te maken - wereldwijd. De meeste geprinte TREDITION CLASSICS titels zijn al decennia verdwenen uit de boekenkasten. Bij tredition geloven wij dat een goed boek nooit uit de mode is en dat zijn waarde voor eeuwig is. Deze boeken serie helpt bij het behouden van de literatuur schatten. Het draagt bij in het behouden van prachtige wereldliteratuur werken.
  • Naughty Girls Do

    Jodi Redford

    Fictie en literatuur Lexie Winters is on a mission—to lose her good girl image and tempt resident bad boy and professional tattoo artist, Ash Bodry, into her bed. Tired of being treated like his kid sister, it’s past time for her to play dirty. She has her work cut out for her though when it comes to the sinfully sexy yet incredibly frustrating man. As far as Ash is concerned, Lexie is strictly off limits. Not only are they friends, her dad just happens to be the sheriff, and years ago the man steered Ash away from a life of crime. No way is he repaying that favor by giving into his wicked fantasies of Lexie. But when the little vixen strolls into his tattoo parlor and requests a very naughty piercing, Ash’s honorable intentions are tested to their limits. Now that Lexie’s hammered the first chink in Ash’s defenses, and he’s sweating bullets, there’s no chance in hell she’s settling for his hands off policy. Even if it means some flirty strip tease action and late night skinny dipping to c
  • Mansfield Park

    Jane Austen

    Klassiekers The Author There was nothing of the literary woman in the external affairs of her life and its conduct. Born on 16 December, 1775, at Steventon in Hampshire, of which her father was rector, and dying at Winchester on 18 July, 1817, she passed the intervening years almost entirely in the country. She lived with her family in Bath from 1801 to 1806, and at Southampton from 1806 to 1809. Later, she paid occasional visits to London where she went not a little to the play; but she never moved in “literary circles,” was never “lionised” and never drew much advantage from personal contact with other people of intellect. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote three additional novels, Lady Susan , Northanger Abbey and Persuasion , all published posthumously, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon . The Novel Jane Aust
  • Faust; a Tragedy, Translated from the German of Goethe

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Fictie en literatuur A classic of world literature, Goethe’s Faust is a philosophical and poetic drama full of satire, irony, humor, and tragedy.
  • A Lady of Esteem

    Kristi Ann Hunter

    Religieus Miss Amelia Stalwood may live in London at her absent guardian's townhouse, but she's never actually met any nobility, and instead of aristocrats, her closest friends are servants. Quite by happenstance, she's introduced to the Hawthorne family and their close family friend, Anthony, the reformed Marquis of Raebourne . They welcome her into their world, but just as she's beginning to gain some confidence and even suspect she may have caught Anthony's eye, she's blindsided by an unexpected twist in her situation accompanied by nasty rumors. Will she lose her reputation when the world that has only just accepted her turns its back on her, or will she rest in the support of the friends who've become like family and the man who's shared his faith and captured her heart? A Lady of Esteem is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Kristi Ann Hunter's new Regency romance series about the aristocratic Hawthorne family! Includes an extended excerpt of Kristi's debut full-lengt
  • Grizzly

    Chris Hantzen

    Actie en avontuur Een jongen staart zwetend naar de gapende muil van een beer. Een dubbelloops jachtgeweer trilt in zijn handen. Maar dan begint de beer tegen hem te spreken.
  • The Divine Comedy

    Dante Alighieri

    Poëzie The Divine Comedy is a long narrative poem by Dante Alighieri. It is completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. The Book is divided into three parts: Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise).
  • The Adventures of the Monkey and the Cat

    KinderPris-Pasir Ridge International School, YIS-KP--Yokahama International School, Zoe Page & Ben Sheridan

    Actie en avontuur This book is a result of a collaboration between Zoe Page's kindergarten class at Yokohama International School (YIS-KP) and Ben Sheridan's kindergarten class at Pasir Ridge International School(KinderPris).
  • Mail Order Bride: Hannah's Dilemma

    Mary L. Briggs

    Fictie en literatuur If Hannah doesn't get out of Henson, Missouri fairly soon, she will find herself married to the local banker. A man that sends shudders down her spine at the very sight of him. So, when she reads Inez Pollard's advertisement for The Mail Order Bride Express, she promptly applies and is accepted. On her way to Silver Ridge, Colorado, she is confident that she has left her troubles behind. But has she? Ross Pollard is a man with a lot on his mind. And his mother's crazy scheme to bring brides to Silver Ridge is just another problem for him to deal with. The last thing he needs to complicate his life is romance, but when he sets his eyes on Hannah Stillman, all of his resistance is bound to melt. Hannah’s Dilemma is the first in a four book Mail Order Bride Series from Mary L. Briggs, author of the popular novella The Stagecoach Bride and The Chance Creek Brides Series.
  • The Fall of Troy

    Smyrnaeus Quintus

    Poëzie This epic poem, probably written in the mid-fourth century AD, picks up right where Homer's Iliad ends (the funeral of Hector). The poet, Quintus of Smyrna, weaves together strands of the story from other sources (e.g. various plays, a surviving summary of the lost Epic Cycle, and possibly the Aenied), and comes up with a coherent account of the remainder of the Trojan War and its immediate aftermath.
  • Stolen Princess

    Nikki Jefford

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels A supernatural Cinderella meets Mr. Darcy… With her family on the verge of losing everything, Aerith Heiris competes in an elven tournament to become a princess of Faerie. More like a bodyguard! The royal family is full of wicked siblings and plotters. Prince Liri is the worst of all with his relentless obsession and ambition. Then there's Jhaeros, the most arrogant, stuffy, insufferable elf she's ever known. He's the last male whose attention she expected to attract. Falling for him is a risk that could doom them both. It will take more than Aerith's skill with a bow and arrows to play the new game set out before her and save her loved ones. *** Humorous coming of age fantasy romance for mature audiences. Contains steamy adult scenes. If you enjoy royal intrigue, cunning, rivalries, humor, plot twists, and romance then portal over to the Royal Conquest Saga. Not every fairy tale ends with a prince. A supernatural Cinderella meets Mr. Darcy… With her family on the verge of losing
  • دمعة وابتسامة

    جبران خليل جبران

    Fictie en literatuur مجموعة من المقالات والقصص الوعظية والرمزية، وبعض القصائد النثرية، التي كتبها خليل جبران لجريدة "المهاجر"، بنيويورك، وقد خالفت تراكيبه ودقة بيانه المألوف آنذاك في الكتابة الأدبية العربية، وجاء الكتاب كتمهيد لحركة عربية رومانسية جديدة، ابتدعها جبران.
  • Maroessia

    Marko Vovchok

    Fictie en literatuur Dit boek is onderdeel van de TREDITION CLASSICS serie. De makers van deze serie zijn verbonden door hun passie voor literatuur en gedreven met de bedoeling om alle publieke domein boeken weer gedrukte vorm beschikbaar te maken - wereldwijd. De meeste geprinte TREDITION CLASSICS titels zijn al decennia verdwenen uit de boekenkasten. Bij tredition geloven wij dat een goed boek nooit uit de mode is en dat zijn waarde voor eeuwig is. Deze boeken serie helpt bij het behouden van de literatuur schatten. Het draagt bij in het behouden van prachtige wereldliteratuur werken.  .
  • Politics and the English Language

    George Orwell

    Klassiekers George Orwell's article "Politics and the English Language" (1946) criticises the "ugly and incorrect" written English of his period and investigates the link between political orthodoxies and linguistic debasement. The article focuses on political language, which is "intended to make falsehoods sound true and murder acceptable, and to give the illusion of solidity to pure wind," according to Orwell. Because the language was intended to obscure rather than reveal the reality, Orwell argued that it had to be imprecise or meaningless. This hazy prose had spread to individuals who had no intention of concealing the truth, and it had hidden a writer's thoughts from himself and others. Instead of vagueness, Orwell promotes concreteness and clarity.
  • I Want To Kiss You In Public

    Zelda French

    Homo With over 550 positive reviews on Amazon (and over 750 on Goodreads), Zelda French's debut novel is now available on Apple Books! ———— Louis thought he had it all figured out; he couldn’t have been more wrong. ———— If you ask Louis, he’s a rock star. Just the right amount of sarcastic, cute, and only slightly delusional. He attends the best high school — in Paris no less — has the coolest best friend and the fiercest girlfriend, and he’s absolutely, a hundred per cent straight. So no, Michael, the new British student, with his dark curls and sweet smiles, doesn’t interest him whatsoever. And when a teacher pairs the two to write an essay together and Louis gets all worked up about it, he can always tell himself he doesn’t have a choice. Slowly and inevitably, the two of them become friends, and perhaps a little more. Soon, they’re close enough that Louis grows increasingly confused. Michael's presence in his life makes him question everything: his lifes
  • The Widow, or a Picture of Modern Times

    Mary Robinson-Darby

    Klassiekers The Novel The Widow; or, A Picture of Modern Times was published in 1794: Julia, a beautiful and accomplished girl, the daughter of an American merchant, marries an English officer, who shortly afterwards quits Philadelphia with his regiment. Julia, supposing he has departed for England, leaves her family to follow him. On her passage the ship is wrecked, and only a few passengers survive; amongst others, Julia and a Mr Morton escape. Sidney, her husband, returns to Philadelphia, and, finding Julia gone, obtains leave to return home. He arrives in England, hears of the shipwreck, and concludes that she has perished. In a few months after he marries a second wife, rich, but of the most vulgar and detestable mind… Contemporary Reviews The British Critic, 1794 — If this be a picture of modern times, the times are bad indeed! - Mrs Robinson's is a sprightly, entertaining, and interesting pen. - We can commend this novel for its good writing and real merit. The Monthly Review, 1794 —
  • Die ersten Tiger: Zweiter Weltkrieg, Ostfront 1942 - Der schwere Panzer Tiger I greift zum ersten Mal an

    Jill Marc Münstermann

    Historisch Tom Zola ist zurück! Mit seinem Kurzroman »Die ersten Tiger« liefert er einen packenden Erlebnisbericht vom ersten Fronteinsatz des berüchtigten deutschen Kampfpanzers Tiger I »57 Tonnen pure Kraft, 8,8-cm-Kampfwagenkanone 36, bis zu 110 mm Panzerstahl. Diese Dame verspeist T-34 auf 2.000 Meter zum Frühstück.« Mit diesen Worten stellt Dr. Dieter Schirmann, Ingenieur bei Henschel & Sohn, im Sommer 1942 den schweren deutschen Tiger I den staunenden Panzermännern vor. Der Krieg gegen die Sowjetunion läuft nun schon seit fast einem Jahr; und die russischen T-34 haben die deutsche Panzerwaffe in Schock versetzt. Abhilfe soll der neue Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger schaffen. Das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht befiehlt aufgrund der prekären Kriegslage, die ordentliche Erprobung zu überspringen und den Tiger gleich an die Front zu entsenden. Der Auftrag geht an Major Ulrich Mahler, seines Zeichens gefeierter Kriegsheld und mit allen Wassern gewaschener Panzeroffizier. Ihm werden vier T
  • Goodbye, Magnolia

    Krista Noorman

    Religieus Her biggest rival set up his photography studio blocks from hers. Will she make it through wedding season without losing her shop ... or her heart? Wedding photography is Maggie's passion. The art of capturing a moment forever in time is magical to her, and she's worked hard to become the best of the best. Week after week, she works with couples as they plan their happily ever afters, but she hasn't been so lucky in love. Behind the camera, it's easy to hide from the pain and rejection of her past. The life she has made for herself is safe and predictable until the owner of a rival photography studio sets up shop in her small town and comes to her with an unexpected proposal. Suddenly, everything she has worked so hard to build is threatened and her simple, controlled life is thrown into chaos. As she travels the state of Michigan photographing weddings, she struggles to keep her business afloat and the wall around her heart intact. But along the way, she could learn more about loyalt
  • Return to Sandpiper Cottage

    W. M. Andrews

    Fictie en literatuur She had to lose everything to figure out what truly mattered… Rachel Whitney is lost. Alone. She needs a place to heal and figure out where her life went wrong. Where she went wrong. But the emotional—and financial—scars her late husband inflicted on her complicate everything . Now, her only sanctuary is the last place she ever wanted to see again. Sandpiper Cottage. She’s not surprised to find the house her aunt left her in disrepair. It’s also just her luck that the only available handyman was once the boy who let his friends torment her in high school. She can now confidently say her misery is complete. But the good thing about rock bottom is that there’s only one place left to go. And it’s not long before she realizes it is possible to build a beautiful life for herself—maybe even a life that includes a second chance at love. The only real question now is if that life will be at Sandpiper Cottage, or somewhere else? Return to Sandpiper Cottage is an angsty but whol
  • Marrying Mandy

    Melanie D. Snitker

    Religieus A marriage of convenience might be crazy... or an answer to both of their prayers. Mandy Hudson swore she'd never marry. Abandoned by her parents and raised by her grandparents, she has a hard time trusting that real love will last. When her grandmother dies, Mandy's shocked to discover a stipulation in the will. Considering marriage to her best friend may be the only way to keep her family's beloved bed-and-breakfast.  The loss of his job threatens Preston Yarrow's shaky financial stability. Besides, he can't watch his best friend give up the only real home she's ever known. Frustrated by Mandy's stubborn refusal to let him help, he's certain they are stronger together than they are apart.  ~*~ This is the first title in the Brides of Clearwater series. Each book can stand on its own. However, updates about previous characters will appear in later books, so reading them in order is encouraged. Come to Clearwater, Texas: The perfect place to discover friends, renew your fait
  • King of Nothing: a dark RH Peter Pan Retelling

    Mona Black

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels A Dark RH Romance Peter Pan retelling - the series is now complete! No man has ever managed to satisfy me—until Peter Pan carries me away to Neverland and now all bets are off… I never thought that there is another reality beyond this one. My life is normal—work, routine, a few disappointing flings—when a man grabs me from the street and carries me off the Neverland. A madman. Granted, he probably saved my life, and the island he has brought me to is beautiful, the sights including three more hunks like him. He says his name is Peter Pan and this is Neverland, he says they have been waiting for me and I may be the one… Yeah, he sounds like a madman, all right. A pity. He's so pretty. And so are his friends. Peter and the Lost Boys, living on an island where the mermaids sing in the sea and creatures named Reds roam the land. It sounds like a fairytale. But if Peter is mad, the rest aren't much better. Dark forces seem to be at work here, and I'm caught in a web of fear and d
  • Louder Than Love

    Jessica Topper

    Fictie en literatuur In this powerful novel, a young librarian grieves the loss of her husband...and discovers a love that defies classification. It's been over three years since a train accident made a widow of Katrina Lewis, sending her and her young daughter Abbey back to the suburban town of her youth...the only place that still makes sense. Lauder Lake is the perfect place to hide and heal. Recluse rockstar Adrian "Digger" Graves survived the implosion of his music career, but his muse has long lain dormant. Until Kat hires him to play at her library-not on the basis of his hard rock credentials but rather, because of the obscure kids' TV jingle he wrote years ago. In a case of mistaken identity, Adrian stumbles into the lives of Kat and her comically lovable daughter. Using tattoos as a timeline, Adrian unfurls his life for Kat. But as the courtship intensifies, it's unclear whose past looms larger: the widow's or the rocker's. Will their demons ever rest, or will they break these soul mates ap
  • 1984

    George Orwell

    Klassiekers Experience a world of totalitarian control and government surveillance in George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984. Follow the story of Winston Smith, a man struggling against the oppressive rules of the Party, as he embarks on a forbidden love affair and becomes caught in the crosshairs of a revolution. With its powerful themes of rebellion and totalitarianism, 1984 is a must-read for fans of thought-provoking fiction. Don't miss out on this timeless classic.
  • Vampires Don't Give Hickeys

    Holly Ryan

    Fictie en literatuur "Marry the devil…or die." That's the ultimatum Belle Harrison, vampire slayer, just received from a demon. Belle has only one response: To hell with him. Turns out it's not that easy, though—apparently the devil doesn't know the meaning of the word no. Lucky for Belle, three panty-melting vampires come to her aid. Three hot vampires she can't resist. Hey, we all have our vices. Hers just happen to have fangs. And she's going to need these three to help her thwart the devil's marriage proposal and defeat the terrifying dark force that wants her dead.
  • Love For Granted

    Christine Pauls

    Korte verhalen Deion and Adina are young and in love. Their bond is unbreakable. That is until an opportunity arises for Adina that will boost her passion to sing intoanother atmosphere. Deion, a police officer for the NYPD doesn't feel the same and what happens next will test the strength of their relationship to its breaking point. Will they fight through it together or live life apart? Who is taking love for granted.
  • Merry Christmas, Kitten

    Karen Drew

    Fictie en literatuur It's beginning to look a lot like kittens. Rosie has given up on love after a failed engagement left her shattered. But she can't face the festive period alone, which is how she came to be at Forever Paws Animal Shelter just before Christmas. She's determined to help the unloved and find some Christmas cheer of her own. Archer is working to get back on his feet and discover joy again after losing his business and his fiancee. Working long hours as a delivery driver doesn't give him a chance to find love, but this time of year tugs at his heart. Surrounded by happy couples and families, he sure would like love in his life. And there's a certain beautiful, funny woman he'd love to spend Christmas with. But will she want a guy with so much baggage and a bruised heart? A grumpy cat, two lonely hearts, and a sprinkle of Christmas magic make this heartwarming festive story a real delight. Please note - you get to see the inner thoughts of the fabulous, and very grumpy, Gremlin the cat, in t
  • Faithful

    Eliza Renton

    Actie en avontuur Guard your heart - Trust no one Until his last mission, British military medic Luke McLaren kept his oath, 'Do No Harm.' When he fails to save his best friend, Mike, Luke's life implodes. Mike's sister, midwife Kate Gibson, doesn't believe in happy endings not since her father deserted her when she was a child, and her brother got killed on a mission. One night of make-me-forget sex and Luke knows Kate is the only woman he will ever want but can never have. Life goes on. He joins Sentinel Security, and Kate focuses on her clinical work in Africa. When Kate asks for Luke's help to expose a bomb threat, he agrees. He has no choice thanks to his deathbed promise to protect her. With their hotter than hell connection reignited, Luke and Kate must face their demons and the enemy if they are to survive and claim a future together.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    Alexandre Dumas

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. Alexandre Dumas’ classic paints a portrait of Edmond Dantès, a dark and calculating man who is willing to wait years to exact his perfect plan for revenge. After his so-called friends frame him for treason, Dantès is sentenced to life imprisonment in a grim island fortress on what was supposed to be his wedding day. After 14 years, he manages to escape prison, but he is unable to free himself from an all-consuming fury. Instead, Dantès spends a decade carrying out the plan for revenge he conceived while behind bars, bringing nightmarish ruination to those who once betrayed him-and second chances to those who tried to save him. When it was first published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo quickly became the best-selling book in all of Europe. Dumas’ novel was ahead of its time, an exciting tale of adventure, treasure, secret identities, and daring escapes. It also reads like an early psychological thriller, leaving readers uneasy as they cheer Da
  • Kendali & Khai: A Red Ink Rendezvous

    Butterfly Brooks

    Afro-Amerikaans An affair inside an affair inside an affair. Kendali Grace the best selling, number one author of Dominion Publishing is preparing to launch her tenth and final installment of the wildly successful The Vixen Notebook series, a collection of stories that showcases her experiences as a video vixen in the hip hop and R&B music industry. Her star power is responsible for more than a third of Dominion's revenue, the most powerful publisher of Black urban books. Kendali and a very married Hiram Rivers, her boss and chief of the literary empire, indulge a decadent affair, but what happens when he introduces her to his frat brother Khai Draper? She adores Khai and he immediately has a thing for her, but how far will they let this thing go? Red Ink Rendezvous is the steamy journey of two souls discovering their sensuous truths, one erotic encounter at a time. The Red Ink Rendezvous Collection is inspired by The Red Ink Saga.
  • Poll Dancer

    Laura Heffernan

    Fictie en literatuur Enjoy this witty romantic comedy series starring strong women by award-winning author Laura Heffernan. When politics meets pole fitness, Mel's life flips upside-down. After Mel’s disastrous promotional video goes viral,  a “family values” group launches a protest against her dance studio. Their leader isn’t just trying to stop her from teaching—he’s using Mel as a moral scapegoat for his own senate campaign. If he wins the upcoming election, he threatens to change the laws to keep all pole dancing out of their community.  Mel’s no politician, but she's not not going down without a fight. Since running for office beats unemployment, she decides to face off against him. She hires campaign manager Daniel and tosses her hat in the ring. There’s just one problem: voters don’t understand pole. Mel needs to change her image, fast. If she can’t get the people on her side, she won’t have a business to save. She hires a campaign manager to get the community on he
  • Cutie and the Beast

    E.J. Russell

    Homo One cursed fae warrior turned psychologist. One determined office temp. Hello, immovable object? Meet irresistible force. Temp worker David Evans has been dreaming of Dr. Alun Kendrick ever since that one transcription job for him, because holy cats, that voice. Swoon . So when his agency offers him a position as Dr. Kendrick's temporary office manager, David neglects to mention that he's been permanently banished from offices. Because forgiveness? Way easier than permission. Alun Kendrick, former Queen's Champion of Faerie's Seelie Court, takes his job as a psychologist for Portland's supernatural population extremely seriously. Secrecy is paramount: no non-supe can know of their existence. So when a gods-bedamned human shows up to replace his office manager, he intends to send the man packing. It shouldn't be difficult — in the two hundred years since he was cursed, no human has ever failed to run screaming from his hideous face. But cheeky David isn't intimidated, and despite him
  • The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint Exupery & Mohsen Safari

    Literair The Little Prince is an ideal book for children and readers of all ages. Children will adore the lovely fairy tale that the story is beautifully told by Antoine de Saint-Exupery in while adult readers appreciate it for what they truly understand with their hearts.
  • Wolves and Daggers: A Red Riding Hood Retelling

    Melanie Karsak

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels Who's afraid of the big, bad werewolf? On the fog-shrouded cobblestone streets of gaslamp London, Agent Clemeny Louvel is the most feared werewolf hunter. Every supernatural creature in Her Majesty's realm knows the Red Cape Society's relentless operative dubbed "Little Red." When the city's most illustrious alchemists mysteriously disappear, Clemeny is assigned to the case. To help her get the problem in hand, Queen Victoria appoints Clemeny a temporary partner, Sir Richard Lionheart, a werewolf with a knightly history and a tendency to be far too flirtatious for either of their good. Can Clemeny trust him to help her chase down the monsters they're hunting? Wolves and Daggers  is a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale set in Victorian England with a dark academia, gothic, and steampunk aesthetic.
  • The Richest Man in Babylon

    George S. Clason

    Klassiekers Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth. Countless readers have been helped by the famous "Babylonian parables," hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of — and a solution to — your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money — and making more. The Richest Man in Babylon: Read it and recommend it to loved ones—and get on the road to riches. George S. Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7, 1874. He attended the University of
  • De Leeuw van Vlaanderen

    Hendrik Conscience

    Fictie en literatuur Vlaanderen 1300. Onder Frans bewind verdrukken Fransgezinde Leiaarts de Vlaamsgezinde Klauwaarts. In de Guldensporenslag (1302) triomferen de Klauwaarts: gildebroeders en edelen, vooral Robrecht van Bethume, de 'Leeuw van Vlaanderen'. Zijn dochter Machteld vertegenwoordigt het liefdeselement. Verscheen het boek voor het eerst, het zou worden weggehoond als onwezenlijk, langdradig, slecht geschreven. Maar het is een relikwie: de roman waarmee 'Vlaanderen heeft leren lezen'. Je leest hem om Vlaanderen te begrijpen, maar ook om de hartstochtelijke schildering uit het sprookjesland der verbeelding. Normale druk. Blauw kunstleren omslag met belettering en een afbeelding van een boek en lauwerkrans in goud.
  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    Jules Verne

    Actie en avontuur Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (roughly £1,511,978 today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.
  • Cuffed To A Savage

    Mia Black

    Afro-Amerikaans Taela “Tae” Mathis grew up on a healthy diet of crime shows and bad behavior by those around her. Determined not to follow in her father’s and uncles’ footsteps, she set her sights on becoming a cop. As soon as she was old enough, she did what was necessary to make that dream a reality. Straight out of the academy, she’s anxious to learn all she can and do her part to keep the streets safe, but no sooner does her training begin before she locks eyes with the most wanted man in the city. Eric “Young” Mayfield is sexy and dangerous, and now Tae finds him difficult to resist. Knowing she and he can never be, she tries to focus her attention elsewhere, but she find herself caught up in a dangerous game. Find out what happens in Cuffed To A Savage!
  • Savage Royals

    Ana West

    Fictie en literatuur A mafia princess and a mafia prince walk into a bar… It should be the beginning of a joke. To me, my father setting me up with Dante Scarano is a joke—just not a particularly funny one. But when the night ends with me up against a wall and Dante's hands on my body, I know I've underestimated him—and the power he and his father wield. I might be forced to marry him, but nothing about this relationship is real. Not our vows, our marriage, or the way my body responds to his. At least—that's what I tell myself, every time Dante sets me on fire. Dante isn't my husband, he's my enemy. A man who I plan to take down, just as soon as I get the chance. Isn't that what the vows say, anyway? Til death do us part. Here in this city, the Rosarias rule. But it's about to get savage.
  • A Time To Mourn A Time To Dance - A SciFi Paranormal Romantic Suspense Novella

    Lisa Shea

    Fictie en literatuur Phuong Nguyen grew up a foster child; she knew the true meaning of Hell on Earth. In her teens, she'd desperately sought refuge in the online virtual world. Within those computer-based communities she could be anyone. Do anything. She became known around the world as Ratridevi, co-founder of the Hive Collective. With the Hive's assistance she'd taken down dictators. Brought child pornographers to justice. She'd at long last found love. But now her research into consciousness, meditation, and virtual reality had unearthed a stunning breakthrough - she could view any time in history before 1966 and create an exact video recording of what occurred. These revelations could help viewers track down long-lost gold mines, reveal the truth behind religious systems, and destroy corrupt empires. Now she just has to stay alive long enough to share the news. * * * A Time to Mourn A Time to Dance is book one in this series. In general, my novellas are written without explicit intimacy or violence.
  • Fresh Starts & Small Town Hearts

    KC Hart

    Religieus A lawyer trying to prove her worth... A handyman who thinks she's worth everything... Vivian Bradford is a woman on the run from her past. When her estranged grandmother dies and leaves Vivian the family home, she finally thinks her life might be heading in the right direction. After the people of Carson's Bayou realize who she is, will they welcome her into their small-town community? Or will she be forced to run again? Lucas Wade recognizes the black-haired spitfire from his childhood the minute he sees her breaking into her grandmother's house across the street. Can his easy-going manner and their growing attraction blossom into a love strong enough to help Vivian Bradford overcome her fears from long ago? This clean small town contemporary inspirational romance set in the fictional town of Carson's Bayou, Louisiana, is a funny, heartwarming story of how love can find a way, even among opposites who are not looking for romance. What readers are saying about Fresh Starts and Sm