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Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale

HarperCollins e-books, 2011

“Dottie Frank’s books are sexy and hilarious. She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.” —Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad The incomparable Dorothea Benton Frank is back with her latest Lowcountry Novel, Folly Beach . As she has with Lowcountry Summer , Return to Sullivans Island , Land of Mango Sunsets , and so many other delightful literal excursions to ...


Follies of a Navy Chaplain

Chi Chi Press, 2010

Connell J. Maguire came to America with his large Irish family from Glenties, County Donegal, when he was 11 years old. He grew up in Philadelphia, attended LaSalle University, aspired to be an actor or a playwright, became a priest, joined the Navy, served as a chaplain in Vietnam and, at the age of 92, still ministers part time to a congregation in Indiantown, Fla. "Follies of a Navy Chaplain" is a collection of charming anecdotes about his ...


Iron Shoes (Tales from Hawk's Folly Farm), 2011

(Tales from Hawk's Folly Farm #1) Imogen Hawkes is running out of time. She must come up with enough money to prevent the bank from foreclosing on her farm. All her hopes are pinned on her horse winning the Special Stakes. But things keep going wrong, and it's soon clear someone is determined to stop her. As race day draws closer, Imogen finds unexpected sources of help...including the new stallion she's purchased from Boston, who's not at all ...


One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood
Julia Reed

Rizzoli, 2014

When it comes to interiors style, antiques, and Southern vernacular architecture, Furlow Gatewood is a one-of-a-kind classic-this book presents his magical private enclave for the first time. Antiques expert Furlow Gatewood's highly personal property in bucolic Americus, Georgia, where he has meticulously restored his family's carriage house and added intimate dwellings and outbuildings-several rescued from demolition-has evolved over decades ...


Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

Witness Impulse, 2013

Never before published—the lost classic, unseen for sixty years! A party game goes dead wrong in this ingenious mystery from the most beloved novelist of all time. Hercule Poirot, the world's favorite detective, has agreed to take part in a mock murder mystery in a charming English village—but when tragedy strikes, a different sort of game begins ... In 1954, Agatha Christie wrote this novella with the intention of donating the proceeds to ...


Friendship and Folly: The Merriweather Chronicles Book I

Meredith Allady, 2013

Avoid Buyer Remorse! Are you thinking of purchasing this book, or (if it happens to be free at the moment) spending some of your precious leisure time reading it? If so, please spare a moment to take the following short quiz: 1. Does the cover of your preferred historical reading matter traditionally feature either a woman in danger of a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ or a man who has misplaced his shirt (or at least his buttons), or ...


This Mutant Life: Bad Company, ...

Kalamity Press, 2013

This world is full of rotten and spiteful souls, but instead of hiding from the darkness, you'd best be embracing it, son. Mark me words, I come from a position of experience in these things. There are those who work their superhuman magic in the open, flying through the air or dressed in patriotic stars and stripes. But the more interesting stories happen just to the left of this stage, and just a little out of focus. - Grimm, Supervillain ...



Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc., 2012

2014 EPIC eBook Award Finalist 2013 Passionate Plume Finalist! Widowed and threatened with penury by her heartless in-laws, Eleanor--Lady Ulster--hatches a plot to save herself. Determined to produce the Ulster "heir", she seduces a stranger at a tawdry masquerade. Little does she know, this magnificent masked lover is none other than her husband's greatest nemesis. And God knows Ulster had plenty. Ethan Pennington is mortified to arrive at a ...


Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Doubleday, 2013

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY New York Times • Christian Science Monitor • NPR • Seattle Times • St. Louis Dispatch National Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable Book A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history – the Arab Revolt and the secret “great game” to control the Middle East        The Arab ...


Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

Rising Star Visionary Press, 2010

Lady Molly of Scotland Yard — the lady detective who out-Sherlocks Sherlock Holmes! Following twelve Lady Molly adventures and narrated by Lady Molly's assistant Mary Granard, “Lady Molly of Scotland Yard” was first published in 1910. Orczy's female detective was a precursor of the lay sleuth who relies on brains rather than brawn, and she most often succeeded because she recognized domestic clues foreign to male experience. The book soon ...


One time too folly,,,, 2014

Welcome to One time too folly, a story about Ram and his struggle with relationships. Gopi hates women, Abhay cons them and Ram is stuck in between his contradictory friends while he is smitten by Nivedha and is madly in love with her. All is well until they have to leave for college and part directions. Wouldn't you feel happy if your friend succeeded in life and you didn't? Wouldn't you be ...


On Folly Beach

NAL, 2010

Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own... To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book store, ...


Striding Folly: A Collection of Mysteries (The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, 15)

Open Road Media, 2012

In his final three stories, Lord Peter confronts the greatest mystery of all—fatherhood For decades, Lord Peter Wimsey has made life tough for England’s criminal class. In town and country he solved some of the most baffling mysteries of the Jazz Age, facing down killers armed only with wit, charm, and a keen nose for deception. His work brought him one great reward: the love of beautiful mystery novelist Harriet Vane. After years of ...


Retreat To Folly (Jesus on Folly #1), 2014

Retreat to Folly (Jesus on Folly Book 1) What if you met Jesus on the beach? Susan, an exhausted mother of three, wonders if sleep deprivation has finally made her crazy after a beach walk turns into an encounter with Jesus. She thought coming on this retreat on Folly Beach, South Carolina would give her some rest and renewal from her hectic life and maybe an attitude adjustment which she badly needs. The retreat and a series of life-changing ...


The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2011

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government.   Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma’s senseless surrender of his empire in 1520 to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Barbara W. Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit ...


Jessamine's Folly

Idunn Court Publishing, 2013

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise . - Samuel Johnson After her estate is entailed away, Jessamine Foster has no choice but to live with relatives who detest her. When her aunt gives her an ultimatum to leave, Jessamine accepts a position as companion to Lord Kirkendale's sister--even though she's been warned her predecessors can't seem to resist the earl's exceptional good looks. Can she manage to hold onto her job ...


A Lone Palm Stands (Lone Palm Series)

Booksurge, 2010

Seventeen-year-old Angela Jenkins is surrounded by people who want to be stars. Her best friend dreams of becoming a famous actress, her boyfriend yearns to be a rock idol, and the little boy she befriends can't wait to become country music’s next heartthrob. Angela, on the other hand, has no desire for stardom. Instead, she chooses to hide her extraordinary talent for singing and songwriting from everyone, including her closest relatives. ...


The Praise of Folly, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Dead Man's Folly: Hercule Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2005

Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the village fete hosted by Sir George and Lady Stubbs, a feeling of dread settles on the famous crime novelist Adriane Oliver. Call it instinct, but it's a feeling she just can't explain...or get away from. In desperation she summons her old friend, Hercule Poirot -- and her instincts are soon proved correct when the 'pretend' murder victim is discovered playing the scene for real, a rope wrapped ...


This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff

Princeton University Press, 2011

Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. With this breakthrough study, leading economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff ...



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