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Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the international bestselling author of the “epic and heart-wrenching World War II tale” (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author) The Winemaker’s Wife.
Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.
The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin’s Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don’t know where it came from—or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer—but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?
Enter for a chance to win one of 100 free eBook copies of my new book, "Let Them Be Kids: Adventure, Boredom, Innocence, and Other Gifts Children Need"!
Bullying. Social media. Anxiety and depression. Graphic video games. Elite sports teams. Whatever happened to just being a kid? We all feel the weight of wanting to ensure that we prepare our kids for age-appropriate realities, and we especially hope to raise them to be vigilant when faced with pressures and influences of the world. But how do we balance the two?
"Let Them Be Kids" is Jessica Smartt's offering of grace and confidence to moms, giving them practical ideas to meet these challenges, and her well-researched, tested methods deliver wisdom on tough topics such as:
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Part story, part guidebook, every chapter includes doable strategies and encouragement for the journey, and helps moms like you feel confident and equipped with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ-centered childhood for your children. "Let Them Be Kids" can help you conquer fear and find truth that transforms entire families as it reminds you to enjoy special moments of building family values together.
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I would like to tell you that this novel is the work of my life. I have spent time and energy in writing it. I have poured my knowledge, my soul, and my heart in it. I have written all the time being inspired by the muse of love.
Writing, editing, and publishing a book is like fulfilling a contract with the readers. I have already fulfilled my obligations to this contract, and I am sure you will remain satisfied with my job.
I am doing the extra mile giving 100 books away, trying to reach out to my first readers. A book not read by some people is like not existing at all. Please, bring this novel in existence. Bring it in life by making it part of your bookshelves. You will be fully satisfied.
This love story will stimulate your mind, inspire your soul, and satisfy your longings, reminding you of your first love. You will weep all the time the same way as its author and characters do. You will feel the truthfulness of their heartbreak, and your mind will start to think of your life and your love stories, finding yourself in between the fiction and the reality of this novel.
They say: “Readers make or break an author’s success,” and for that reason I invite you all for an ongoing dialogue between us, welcoming all your comments, thoughts, and opinions.
It is your turn now. Read it. Enjoy it. Be inspired by it and spread the word of your enjoyment.
Always your friend,
Arben Nestur Prifti
New York City
Enter for a chance to win a signed paperback of Empire High Untouchables by international bestselling author, Ivy Smoak!
Empire High Untouchables is a high school bully romance between a small-town girl and Manhattan’s most elite son.
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The Untouchables. That’s what everyone calls the Hunter and Caldwell brothers. At least, it’s my best friend’s nickname for them. And since she’s the only one that talks to me at my new school, I’ll take her word for it.
The nickname probably comes from the fact that they’re exorbitantly wealthy. Old wealth. The kind that isn’t flaunted around. But you can tell by the way they carry themselves. Or maybe the name just refers to the fact that they’re so beautiful it’s almost hard to look at them.
No matter the reason for their nickname, it’s an ironic one. Because I’ve only been going to this school for a week and I already want to touch.
A sudden departure. A story decades in the making.
The chaotic but happy equilibrium of the Nightingale family is thrown into disarray when Cecily—whose children can’t remember her ever being remotely spontaneous—disappears to a Greek island with no warning or explanation.
Her reasons for doing something so out of character are a total mystery to her three daughters, high-powered executive Felicity, unfulfilled GP Julia and organised mother-of-five Lily. What connection could she possibly have with Kefalonia?
But Cecily has gone to continue a story she thought ended decades ago—one that could have a huge impact on her family. And when she returns, she’ll have to tell them the truth.
Will Cecily be able to hold her family together once she reveals her big secret? And might she discover that she’s not the only one with a story to tell?
Enter for a chance to win a hardcover copy of BURN OUR BODIES DOWN. From the author of the New York Times bestseller WILDER GIRLS comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother's hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.
Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot's questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.
But that's not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it's not what she bargained for.
Margot's mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what's still there?
The only thing Margot knows for sure is there's poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she's there, she might never escape.
“Burn Our Bodies Down is a masterpiece.” —Holly Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
“I will keep a candle lit after this one.” —Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin
“Deliriously creepy.” —Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
Enter to win a copy of BORROWING LIFE, the nonfiction story of one of the most valuable contributions to humankind in the 20th century. When three men took on the task of saving the life of a burned pilot in WWII, the idea for "borrowing" organs to save other lives took wing. Grit, talent, determination over 18 years resulted in the first successful organ transplant which impacts thousands of our lives each day with this man-made miracle. The science unveiling the exquisite power of the immune system has been distilled for the lay reader, allowing us all to understand modern treatments for cancer as well as the search for a Covid vaccine.
A grieving widow and a disenchanted writer form an unexpected bond in a novel about second chances and finding the courage to let go of the past.
It’s been three years since Claire Kite lost her husband, David, an aspiring novelist, in a tragic car accident. Claire finally finds the courage to move on; then she discovers among the remnants of her shattered world her husband’s last manuscript. It’s intimate, stirring—and unfinished. An idea comes to her…What if she can find someone to give David’s novel the ending it deserves?
Whitaker Grant is famous for his one and only bestselling novel—a masterpiece that became a hit film. But after being crippled by the pressure of success and his failed marriage, Whitaker retreated from the public eye in his native St. Petersburg, Florida. Years later, he’s struggling through a deep midlife crisis. Until he receives an intriguing request from a lonely widow. To honor David’s story, Whitaker must understand, heart and soul, the man who wrote it and the woman he left behind.
There’s more to the novel than anyone dreamed. Something personal. Something true. Maybe, in bringing a chapter of David’s life to a close, Claire and Whitaker can find hope for a new beginning.
An extraordinary historical novel of hope and heartbreak, this is a story about a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other.
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A bittersweet reunion becomes a time for looking back and starting over in a heartwarming new novel from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.
Miss Janie is at the end of a long and full life, but she has no intention of crossing that finish line until she’s found her girls…
It’s been ten years since Teresa and Kayla shook off the dust of Birthright, Texas, went their separate ways, and never looked back. Apart from their foster mom, Miss Janie, they don’t have many fond memories of their hometown. Or of each other. Still, neither can forget the kind woman who opened her home and heart to two teenagers in need.
When a private investigator—who just happens to be Miss Janie’s handsome nephew—tracks them both down and tells them Miss Janie is dying, Teresa and Kayla know deep down that they’ve got to be there for her as she had been there for them.
With Teresa and Kayla together again under the same roof, old tensions may flare, but with Miss Janie’s help, they might rediscover that home is the perfect place for new beginnings.
Enter for a chance to win one of 100 eBook copies of "Say Yes to What's Next", the debut book from "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" star, breast cancer survivor, and business owner, Lori Allen!
In “Say Yes to What’s Next”, Lori shares her life experiences with confidence, wisdom, and her signature humor to model how today’s women—especially those of us approaching age fifty and beyond—can live out the coming years as the best of our lives.
Whether you’re feeling invisible, ignored, or like your voice doesn’t matter, Lori offers advice on what to do, what not do, and how to see your way through the unexpected.
In “Say Yes to What’s Next”, Lori addresses crucial issues such as:
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A prize-winning Dutch journalist’s unsparing memoir of growing up amid the excesses, triumphs, and devastation of post–World War II Europe.
What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to symbolize not only his father’s tragically misguided allegiance but also a shattered marriage and ultimately the unconscionable separation of a mother and son.
In this revelatory memoir, the author confronts his parents’ complex past as he reconstructs the fortunes and disillusions of an entire family upheaved during the changes of twentieth-century Europe. The Münninghoffs were driven by greed, rebellion, and rage. An embattled dynasty, they were torn between the right and the wrong side of history. Their saga haunted Alexander’s life for the next seventy years.
Only in reconciling with them can this man find the courage to move forward as son and heir to the startling legacy of a flawed yet grand tradition.