The View from Rainshadow Bay

I could not put this book down." —Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered Full length romantic suspense Includes discussion questions for book clubs Part of the Lavender Tides series Book One: The View from ...

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718085773

Category: Fiction

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Filled with the enticing blend of suspense and romance Coble is known for, “devotees of Dani Pettrey, Brenda Novak, and Allison Brennan will find a new favorite here.”* After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has. When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son. Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack’s death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden. *Library Journal "Prepare to stay up all night with Colleen Coble. Coble's beautiful, emotional prose coupled with her keen sense of pacing, escalating danger, and very real characters place her firmly at the top of the suspense genre. I could not put this book down." —Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered Full length romantic suspense Includes discussion questions for book clubs Part of the Lavender Tides series Book One: The View from Rainshadow Bay Book 1.5: Leaving Lavender Tides Book Two: The House at Saltwater Point Book Three: Secrets at Cedar Cabin
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The Lavender Tides Collection

USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble’s Lavender Tides novels, with her custom blend of suspense and romance, are now available in one e-collection. “Prepare to stay up all night .

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785229254

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USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble’s Lavender Tides novels, with her custom blend of suspense and romance, are now available in one e-collection. “Prepare to stay up all night . . . Coble’s beautiful, emotional prose coupled with her keen sense of pacing, escalating danger, and very real characters place her firmly at the top of the suspense genre. I could not put [The View from Rainshadow Bay] down.” —Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author The View from Rainshadow Bay After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has. When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son. Zach is only too happy to help Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person prefer to keep hidden. Leaving Lavender Tides Having narrowly avoided tragedy in their hometown of Lavender Tides, Washington, Shauna and Zach Bannister are finally on a honeymoon cruise through the Hawaiian islands. Lost in the glow of their newfound love, they eagerly anticipate basking in the warmth of the lush tropics. But soon the newlyweds begin receiving mysterious threats. After Zach survives two attempts on his life—staged as freak accidents—Shauna ominously receives flowers from a stranger. The lovers become unwitting detectives in an urgent pursuit to discover the identity of their murderous stalker. The House at Saltwater Point Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he? Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy. Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears. Secrets at Cedar Cabin Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally uncover the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down.
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Strands of Truth

The View from Rainshadow Bay opens with a heart- pounding, runfor- your- life chase. This book will stay with you for a long time, long after you flip to ...

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718085896

Category: Fiction

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Suspense, romance, and generational secrets meld when a DNA test helps Harper Taylor locate the family she’s always longed for . . . but has it also put her in the crosshairs of a killer? Harper Taylor is used to being alone—after all, she grew up in one foster home after another. Oliver Jackson finally took her under his wing when she was a runaway teenager, and now Harper pours her marine biology knowledge into Oliver’s pen shell research. But she’s never stopped wishing for a family of her own. So when a DNA test reveals a half-sister living just two hours away, Harper is both hopeful and nervous. Over warm cinnamon rolls, Harper and Annabelle find striking similarities in their stories. Is it just a coincidence that both their mothers died tragically, without revealing Harper and Annabelle’s father’s name? Oliver’s son Ridge still sees Harper as a troubled teen even all these years later. But when Oliver is attacked, Ridge and Harper find themselves working together to uncover dangerous secrets that threaten to destroy them all. They must unravel her past before they can have any hope for the future. Strands of Harper Taylor’s childhood are resurfacing—but will the truth save her . . . or pull her under? Suspense, romance, and generational secrets meld in this engrossing new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble. “Free-dive into a romantic suspense that will leave you breathless and craving for more.” --DiAnn Mills, bestselling author "As always, Colleen Coble never disappoints. Strands of Truth is no exception. I was hooked from the first page. Trying to read this story slowly is impossible. Don't be surprised when you find yourself flipping the pages in a hurry to find out what happens next! This one is for your keeper shelf." --Lynette Eason, bestselling, award-winning author of the Blue Justice Series “Colleen Coble's latest book, Strands of Truth, grips you on page one with a heart-pounding opening and doesn't let go until the last satisfying word. I love her skill in pulling the reader in with believable, likable characters, interesting locations, and a mystery just waiting to be untangled. Highly recommended.” --Carrie Stuart Parks, bestselling author of Formula of Deception “Once again, Colleen Coble delivers an intriguing, suspenseful tale in Strands of Truth. The mystery and tension mount toward an explosive and satisfying finish. Well done.” --Creston Mapes, bestselling author “Just when I think Colleen Coble’s stories can’t get any better, she proves me wrong. In Strands of Truth, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. The characterization of Ridge and Harper and their relationship pulled me immediately into the story. Fast paced, with so many unexpected twists and turns, I read this book in one sitting. Coble has pushed the bar higher than I’d imagined. This book is one not to be missed.” --Robin Caroll, best-selling author of the Darkwater Inn series “It’s in her blood! Colleen Coble once again shows her suspense prowess with a thriller as intricate and beautiful as a strand of DNA. Strands of Truth dives into an unusual profession involving mollusks and shell beds that weaves a unique, silky thread throughout the story. So fascinating I couldn’t stop reading!” --Ronie Kendig, bestselling author of The Tox Files Standalone romantic suspense Book length: approximately 95,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs Also by Colleen Coble: One Little Lie, The View from Rainshadow Bay, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, and Without a Trace
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Two Reasons to Run

The View from Rainshadow Bay opens with a heart- pounding, run- foryour- life chase. This book will stay with you for a long time, long after you flip to ...

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785228493

Category: Fiction

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Gripping romantic suspense from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble. A lie changed her world. Police Chief Jane Hardy is still reeling from the scandal that rocked her small-town department just as she took over for her retired father—the man who wrecked her life with one little lie. Now she’s finally been reunited with her presumed-dead fifteen-year-old son, Will, and his father, documentarian Reid Bechtol. A crisis looms. When a murder aboard the oil platform Zeus exposes an environmental terrorist’s plot to flood Mobile Bay with crude oil, Jane and Reid must put their feelings for each other behind them and work together to prevent the rig from being sabotaged. A killer targets her son. Then the terrorist puts her son Will’s life on the line. Protecting him could be the common ground they need . . . but then ghosts from the past threaten to ruin Jane and Reid for good. She’s got plenty of reasons to run. But what if she stays? “Colleen Coble’s super power is transporting her readers into beautiful settings in vivid detail. One Little Lie is no exception. Add to that the suspense that keeps you wanting to know more, and characters that pull at your heart.” —Terri Blackstock, USA TODAY bestselling author of If I Run “Colleen Coble’s latest has it all: characters to root for, a sinister villain, and a story that just won’t stop.” —Siri Mitchell, author of State of Lies Full length romantic suspense Includes discussion questions for book clubs Perfect for fans of Allison Brennan, Terri Blackstock, and Dani Pettrey Part of the Pelican Harbor series Book One: One Little Lie Book Two: Two Reasons to Run Book Three: Three Missing Days (available April 2021)
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Freedom s Light

—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on THE VIEW FROM RAINSHADOW BAY “. . . The View from Rainshadow Bay, opens with a heart-pounding, runfor-your-life chase.

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785219392

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USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble explores the mystery and the romance of the Revolutionary War. A young lighthouse keeper must navigate the dangerous waters of revolution and one man’s obsession with her to find safe harbor with the sea captain she loves. Hannah Thomas believes she’s escaped Galen Wright’s evil intentions by marrying an older lighthouse keeper. Seemingly safe in faraway Massachusetts, her world is upended when John is killed in one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Hannah is allowed to continue the difficult task of tending the twin lighthouses in John’s place, though she faces daily disapproval from John’s family. She thinks her loneliness will subside when her younger sister arrives, but she finds Lydia’s obsession with Galen only escalates the dangerous tides swirling around her. A stormy night brings a shipwrecked sea captain to Hannah’s door, and though he is a Tory, her heart is as traitorous as the dark-eyed captain. Even though she discovers Birch Meredith isn’t the enemy he seemed at first, Hannah isn’t sure their love will ever see the light of freedom.
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Secrets at Cedar Cabin

—library Journal on tHe view From rainsHaDow bay “Coble (Twilight at Blueberry Barrens) keeps the tension tight and the action moving in this gripping tale, ...

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718085858

Category: Fiction

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Her mother lied about her identity and her husband wasn’t who she thought he was. Can Bailey even trust herself anymore? Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down. Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey—with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister’s case—is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava. Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington’s coast where nothing is quite as it seems. “Secrets at Cedar Cabin is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers turning the pages as they plunge into the horrific world of sex trafficking where they come face to face with evil. Colleen Coble delivers a fast- paced story with a strong, lovable ensemble cast and a sweet heaping helping of romance.” —Kelly Irvin, bestselling author of Tell Her No Lies “Once again Colleen Coble has delivered a page-turning, can't-put-down suspense thriller with Secrets at Cedar Cabin! I vowed I'd read it slowly over several nights before going to bed. The story wouldn't wait—I HAD to finish it!” —Carrie Stuart Parks, award-winning, bestselling author of Portrait of Vengeance and Formula of Deception Full length romantic suspense Includes discussion questions for book clubs Part of the Lavender Tides series Book One: The View from Rainshadow Bay Book Two: The House at Saltwater Point Book Three: Secrets at Cedar Cabin
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One Little Lie

—Library Journal on The View from Rainshadow Bay “Coble (Twilight at Blueberry Barrens) keeps the tension tight and the action moving in this gripping tale, ...

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785228455

Category: Fiction

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It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense. Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there's no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she's facing someone out to destroy the only family she has. After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them? Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane's career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity. Jane finds herself depending on Reid's calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him. “Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author Full length romantic suspense Includes discussion questions for book clubs Part of the Pelican Harbor series Book One: One Little Lie Book Two: Two Reasons to Run (available September 2020) Book Three: Three Missing Days (available June 2021)
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Leaving Lavender Tides

—Publishers Weekly on Freedom's light “This follow-up to The View from Rainshadow Bay features delightful characters and an evocative, atmospheric setting.

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785222866

Category: Fiction

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Shauna and Zach’s dream honeymoon—turned nightmare. Having narrowly avoided tragedy in their hometown of Lavender Tides, Washington, Shauna and Zach Bannister are finally on a honeymoon cruise through the Hawaiian islands. Lost in the glow of their newfound love, they eagerly anticipate basking in the warmth of the lush tropics. But soon the newlyweds begin receiving mysterious threats. After Zach survives two attempts on his life – staged as freak accidents – Shauna ominously receives flowers from a stranger. The lovers become unwitting detectives in an urgent pursuit to discover the identity of their murderous stalker. Set against the spectacular Hawaiian landscape, Colleen Coble’s lightning-paced novella is a haunting journey into a world as remote and hidden as it is beautiful, as spellbinding as it is wondrous.
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The House at Saltwater Point

I could not put this book down.”—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered, on The View from Rainshadow Bay “Once again Colleen Coble has delivered a page-turning, can’t-put-down suspense thriller with Secrets ...

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718085810

Category: Fiction

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Now a USA TODAY bestseller "Taking place on Washington State's Puget Sound, this follow-up to The View from Rainshadow Bay features delightful characters and an evocative, atmospheric setting. Ideal for fans of romantic suspense." --Library Journal The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world. Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he? Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy. Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it’s too late.
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Three Missing Days

Publishers Weekly on The View from Rainshadow Bay “Filled with the suspense for which Coble is known, the novel is rich in detail with a healthy dose of ...

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785228530

Category: Fiction

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Book Three in the gripping romantic suspense series from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble. A chilling murder. Chief of Police Jane Hardy plunges into the investigation of a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman as well as one of the firefighters. It’s clear the woman was murdered. But why? The unraveling of Jane’s personal life only makes the answers in the case more difficult to find. Her son’s arrest. Then Jane’s fifteen-year-old son is accused of a horrific crime, and she has to decide whether or not she can trust her ex, Reid, in the attempt to prove Will’s innocence—and whether she can trust Reid with her heart. Her stolen memories. Three days of Jane’s past are missing from her memory, and that’s not all that has been stolen from her. As she works to find the woman’s murdered and clear her son’s name, finding out what happened in those three days could change everything. It all started with one little lie. But the gripping truth is finally coming out. Praise for Three Missing Days: "Colleen Coble is my go-to author for the best romantic suspense today . . . a stay-up-all-night page turning story!" – Carrie Stuart Parks, bestselling and award-winning author of Relative Silence Full length romantic suspense Includes discussion questions for book clubs Perfect for fans of Allison Brennan, Terri Blackstock, and Dani Pettrey Part of the Pelican Harbor series Book One: One Little Lie Book Two: Two Reasons to Run Book Three: Three Missing Days
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We Hope for Better Things

This book will change how you look at the world we live in. ... Harbor series and The View from Rainshadow Bay “A timely exploration of race in America, ...

Author: Erin Bartels

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493416431

Category: Fiction

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"In this powerful first novel . . . Bartels successfully weaves American history into a deeply moving story of heartbreak, long-held secrets, and the bonds of family."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "A forbidden interracial marriage, an escaped slave, an expectant mother waiting for her Union soldier to return--all of these stories are deftly told by Bartels, as she explores the hard realities of racism and its many faces during various eras of American history. . . .Compelling characters make this winning debut also appealing for fans of general historical fiction."--Library Journal "Bartels' debut tells the story of three Balsam women, each of a different era, told against the backdrop of racism and violence in America. . . .will appeal to fans of faith-based women's fiction authors like Colleen Coble."--Booklist ***** When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request--that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos--seems like it isn't worth her time. But when she loses her job after a botched investigation, she suddenly finds herself with nothing but time. At her great-aunt's 150-year-old farmhouse north of Detroit, Elizabeth uncovers a series of mysterious items, locked doors, and hidden graves. As she searches for answers to the riddles around her, the remarkable stories of two women who lived in this very house emerge as testaments to love, resilience, and courage in the face of war, racism, and misunderstanding. And as Elizabeth soon discovers, the past is never as past as we might like to think. Debut novelist Erin Bartels takes readers on an emotional journey through time--from the volatile streets of 1960s Detroit to the Michigan's Underground Railroad during the Civil War--to uncover the past, confront the seeds of hatred, and discover where love goes to hide. ***** "We Hope for Better Things has it all: fabulous storytelling, an emotional impact that lingers long after you turn the last page, and a setting that immerses you. I haven't read such a powerful, moving story since I read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. This book will change how you look at the world we live in. Highly recommended!"--Colleen Coble, USAToday bestselling author of the Rock Harbor series and The View from Rainshadow Bay "A timely exploration of race in America, We Hope for Better Things is an exercise of empathy that will shape many a soul."--Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Perennials "I applaud [Erin's] courage, her authenticity, her beautiful turn of phrase, the freshness of her imagery, and the depth of her story that speaks to a contemporary world where understanding is often absent. We Hope for Better Things is a remarkable debut novel."--Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of Everything She Didn't Say "Erin Bartels's We Hope for Better Things shares the joys and sorrows of three women from different generations. A roller coaster of emotions awaits as you share the lives of these women and hope along with them for better things."--Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of River to Redemption "Storytelling at its finest. Erin Bartels delivers a riveting story of forbidden love, family bonds, racial injustice, and the power of forgiveness. We Hope for Better Things is a timely, sobering, moving account of how far we've come . . . and how much distance remains to be covered. A compulsively readable, incredibly powerful novel."--Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Life List "There is the Detroit we think we know, and there is the Detroit full of stories that are never brought to the forefront. With We Hope for Better Things, Erin Bartels brings full circle an understanding of contemporary Detroit firmly rooted in the past, with enthralling characters and acute attention to detail. It's a must not just for Detroit lovers but also for those who need to understand that Detroit history is also American history."--Aaron Foley, city of Detroit's chief storyteller and editor of The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook
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The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

—Colleen Coble, author of The View from Rainshadow Bay and the ROCK HARBOR series “Brilliantly atmospheric and underscored by a harrowing romance, ...

Author: Jaime Jo Wright

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493414734

Category: Fiction

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For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant fa ade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she's wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she'll uncover. A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father's newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon's son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town--but it isn't until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they've waded into. Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it's too late and they lose their future--or their very souls.
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Where Shadows Meet

—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered on The View from Rainshadow Bay “Bestselling author Colleen Coble elevates her already ...

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785219972

Category: Fiction

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Hannah is distraught when her parents are murdered—but what makes it worse is that she should have been at home with them . . . not meeting her forbidden love, Reece. Unable to face the community and her guilt, she runs away and marries him. But Reece isn’t the man she thought he was. He controls her completely, and when she gets pregnant—against his wishes—he pushes her down the stairs as she approaches her due date. When she wakes in the hospital and he tells her the baby died, she knows she’s had enough. She runs again. Years later, Hannah has become an expert on Amish quilts, and her visibility allows Reece to track her down. He begs her to come back, saying he’s changed—and sends her a picture of their daughter. This couldn’t be real, could it? Hannah is certain this is just another way he’s trying to manipulate her, but the chance, no matter how slight, of seeing her daughter won’t leave her mind. When another member of her old community is found murdered—by the same poison that killed her parents—old fears surface. Was Reece the one who killed her parents in order to get her away? And is he killing again to get her back? *This novel was originally published as Anathema.
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Rainshadow Road

“You should have seen it when I bought it. ... They went into a long rectangular bedroom paralleling the bay, the walls paneled with wide beadboard, ...

Author: Lisa Kleypas

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429938372

Category: Fiction

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Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy's own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful. Rainshadow Road is the second book in Lisa Kleypas's Friday Harbor series.
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Glastonbury

And who has not seen there also the cow - goddess Hathor with the moon between ... with the far hills of Devon to the south across Bridgwater Bay , and , in ...

Author: Dion Fortune

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578631572

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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A description of Glastonbury that remains one of the most evocative and poignant accounts of this wild yet holy place; a power center polarizing with distant Jerusalem and linking and harmonizing the Christian way with the primeval and pagan past of England.
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Creators

I want to look at the view,” Sierra said as she gazed down at the badlands, the narrow canyons twisting amongst the ancient mud hills, and the Rain Shadow ...

Author: Dino Fanara

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595422937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Creators: Cracking New Worlds follows the budding romance of Yohan and Sierra as she mysteriously disappears from their peaceful native village of Suchima. Yohan's adventure starts shortly after his harrowing experience with the giant Sisiutl eel on Gathering Day.Yohan obtains a companion at the start of his quest to find Sierra from the ever jolly and curious Mistaapew. His companion is a robotic ringtail named Keiko who scampers to Yohan and Sierra's aid more than once during their perilous adventures in new worlds and moons far from home.The trio's journey throws them into the deadly battle between the Moki of the planet Nefar and Yietso of the planet Hadar.Creators is a fast paced science fiction adventure with a unique twist. Characters and places have been derived from Native American folklore, myths and legends.
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One Night Wilderness San Francisco Bay Area

The canyon slopes exist on a rain shadow's edge and provide habitat for a wide ... views, Mt. Diablo (3,849') towers over the surrounding East Bay landscape ...

Author: Matt Heid

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899976235

Category: Travel

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Hundreds of parks, preserves, and protected open spaces infuse the San Francisco Bay Area with a world of unparalleled natural wonder. Straddling a remarkable range of geographic and ecological diversity, it provides avenues for adventure in all terrains, seasons, and environments. An overnight journey deepens this outdoor experience. One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area presents the 28 best overnight backcountry opportunities in the greater Bay Area, from the deep valleys of the Coast Range to the old-growth redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, from the shores of Point Reyes National Seashore to the remote corners of the Diablo Range in Henry Coe State Park. And all of them are accessible within a two-hour drive from any point in the Bay Area. Discovering all of these adventures without help would be a formidable challenge. Nearly a dozen different governing agencies manage the parks of the Bay Area. Regulations, sources of information, and reservation systems vary widely by park district. Plus, the proximity of millions of people means that hikers usually must make reservations at least a few weeks before their trip. But this comprehensive guide tells hikers what they need to know to get away from the city hubbub for a night or two. Within these pages you'll find detailed information on regulations, agency contact information, crowds, and reservations for every overnight destination?plus human history, natural history, trail descriptions, fun activities, maps, and more.
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Report on Forestry in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

... figures mean nothing from an agriculture - forestry point of view . ... The Pago Pago Station is situated in the Pago Pago Bay rainshadow in the lee of ...

Author: T. Colin Marshall

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924002939753

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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The Winemaker s Dance

The relatively aaordable suburbs of the Bay Area swarm along the eastern ... a more di‹cult and dangerous task, but the view would have been impressive.

Author: Jonathan Swinchatt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520929203

Category: Cooking

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There is a saying among winemakers that "great wine begins with dirt." Beginning from this intriguing premise, The Winemaker's Dance embarks on an eye-opening exploration of "terroir" in one of the greatest places on earth to grow wine—California's Napa Valley. Jonathan Swinchatt and David G. Howell weave a tale that begins millions of years ago with the clash of continental plates that created the Napa Valley and go on to show how this small region, with its myriad microclimates, complex geologic history, and dedicated winemakers, came to produce world-class wines. A fascinating look at the art and science of winemaking and the only comprehensive book that covers Napa's geology, history, and environment, The Winemaker's Dance will help wine enthusiasts better understand wine talk and wine writing and, most importantly, wine itself. The Winemaker's Dance is animated by the voices of Napa's winemakers talking about their craft. The book also contains two driving tours through the valley that highlight the landscapes and wineries discussed. An array of unique illustrations—including shaded relief maps overlaid with color aerial photographs—provide a new and illuminating look at the region: its bedrock, sediments, soils, sun, wind, and rain. The expansive narrative considers how these elements influence wines from particular vineyards and how specific winemaking practices can bring out or mask aspects of terroir. It concludes with a discussion of the state of the winemaking industry today. Unraveling the complex relationship between the people, the earth, and the vines of Napa Valley, The Winemaker's Dance brings the elusive concept of terroir to a broad audience, adding a vibrant dimension to the experience of the valley's wines. It also provides insights that enhance our understanding of wines and winegrowing regions the world over.
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Top Trails San Francisco Bay Area

In their wakes these storms usually leave a few exceptionally cold but clear days, perfect for bundling up and visiting a vantage point with great views, ...

Author: David Weintraub

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899975712

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Longtime San Francisco residents and intrepid hikers David Weintraub and Ben Pease have selected 44 "must-do" trips for hiking, running, and bicycling. Trails range from easy strolls to all-day treks, from 2 to 12 miles, covering the most scenic parks and preserves between Santa Rosa and San Jose. The second edition features new hikes in Muir Woods and the Presidio, more elevation profiles, and at-a-glance information helps you find the best wildflowers, fall color, bird-watching, camping, historic sites, and cool hikes for hot days.
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