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Haunted (A Hannah Smith Novel)
Randy Wayne White

Putnam Adult, 2014

Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the New York Times –bestselling series from the author of the Doc Ford novels.   The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She’s been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house’s seller didn’t disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, ...


April of Enchantment (Sweetly Contemporary Collection)

Steel Magnolia Press, 2012

Room for Love... Laura Nichols is no amateur at historical preservation, and the elegant 19th-century Louisiana mansion, Crapemyrtle, promises to be the perfect showcase for her talent. After her first infuriating meeting with its handsome new owner, Justin Roman, she's determined to prove the house can be both breathtaking and ready in time for his wedding. But if he doesn't trust her abilities, why does he give her the final say on any ...


In Search Of Love: The Story of A Mail Order Bride (Mail Order Bride Series Book 7)

Susan Leigh Carlton, 2014

In Search of Love: The Story Of A Mail Order Bride, is a story of a young couple looking for love. Katerina Hauser, the daughter of German immigrants, lives in Columbus, Ohio. Katerina is pushed hard by her mother to study for the teaching profession. She finishes Columbus Teaching College, which will later be absorbed into the Ohio State University system, with the highest grades in the history of the school. She accepted a teaching ...


The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)

Vintage, 1990

Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.


30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller (The Betrayed Series Book 1)

Off Our Meds Multimedia, 2010

30 Pieces of Silver... Did you know James Rollins recommends, 30 Pieces of Silver , the #1 Kindle Bestseller in Men's Adventure, Techno-thriller & War genres? ***Warning*** Before you purchase this book please be aware that 30 Pieces of Silver is an extremely controversial religious/historical thriller. Too controversial to be published in hardback. Please do NOT purchase this book if you were at all disturbed by the DaVinci Code ...


Truce (Neighbor from Hell Book 4)

R.L. Mathewson, 2013

Elizabeth knows what’s expected of her, perfection. She’s the daughter of an Earl and expected to marry well, say and do the right things with a smile on her face when inside she’s dying for a chance to escape. Thanks to an inheritance her godmother left her years ago, her chance will come with her next birthday. Her hopes of escape abruptly end when Robert, her childhood nemesis that she hasn’t seen in over fourteen years, comes back ...


New York: The Novel
Edward Rutherfurd

Ballantine Books, 2010

Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr., Prize in American Historical Fiction   Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and “Required Reading” by the New York Post Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America’s greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant—a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the ...


The Whip

Hansen Publishing Group, 2012

Best Western, 2013 International Book Awards 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards winner, Western fiction category Award-Winner in the 'Fiction: Historical' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards Gold Prize in Historical Fiction & Best Western Fiction - 2013 Global Ebook Awards. The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old ...


Route 66: EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers - 3RD EDITION
Jerry McClanahan

National Historic Route 66 Federation, 2013

This third edition updates almost every page. The EZ66 GUIDE was developed by award-winning Route 66 historian Jerry McClanahan and The National Historic Route 66 Federation to make it as EZ as possible for travelers to find and follow the various alignments of Route 66. The guides have been used by thousands from around the world since 2005. The 200 page, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 guide is spiral bound, to make it EZ to use while traveling. It includes EZ ...


Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics)

RosettaBooks, 2012

Ball Four: The Final Pitch is the original book plus all the updates, unlike the 20th Anniversary Edition paperback. When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t ...


A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic ...
Virginia Savage McAlester

Knopf, 2013

Here at last: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture—in print since its publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential reference to American houses. Focusing on dwellings in urban and suburban neighborhoods and rural locations all across the continental United States—houses built over the past three hundred ...


Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress
Phyllis G. Tortora, Keith Eubank

Fairchild Books, 2009

Survey of Historic Costume , 5th Edition, which now includes a free student Study Guide, presents a thorough overview of Western dress from the ancient world to the trends of today. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a ...


When Sparks Fly

Pocket Star, 2014

When an intrepid heiress finds herself away from home for the holidays—in the manor of a dark and handsome baron, no less—romance sizzles in this holiday enovella, originally published in Snowy Night with a Stranger , from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries. Plain, bookish Elinor Bancroft is traveling with her aunt and young cousins to spend the holidays with her father, when a carriage mishap leaves the party stranded at ...


Tree in the Trail
Holling C. Holling

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1990

The history of the Great Plains and the Santa Fe Trail is told in text and pictures by focusing on a cottonwood tree and the events that happen around it.


The Witch's Cauldron: A Novel, 2013

The Harz Mountains in the late Middle Ages. Young Dorith is found raped and badly beaten in the forest. To protect her from a church exorcism, her mother hides her in a distant cloister. There, she slowly regains her strength and her mental state improves. To secure her future, Dorith trains to be a cook and soon learns she has other abilities too. She is given secret scrolls to study, writings from Hildegard von Bingen and Paracelsus who ...



A TOWN LIKE ALICE tells of a young woman who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her,even at the cost of his own life.


Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice (Second Edition)
Norman Tyler, Ted J. Ligibel, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2009

Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability. This is the only book to cover the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation and designation of historic properties, sensitive architectural designs and planning, ...


Jedadiah's Mail Order Bride (Mail Order Brides Book 2)

Susan Leigh Carlton, 2014

Mail Order Brides came into being after The War Between The States saw thousands of young men killed, leaving the eastern part of the United States with a severe shortage of eligible young bachelors. In 1874, gold was discovered in the Dakota Territory. News of the discovery caused thousands of people to leave their homes for the gold fields in hopes of striking it rich. Some did, most didn’t. The discouraged prospectors drifted into ...


A Land Remembered
Patrick D. Smith

Pineapple Press, 1996

In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes ...


Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series
Jim Ross, Jerry McClanahan

Ghost Town Press, 2005

Newly updated! Includes reverse driving directions (west-to-east). This is the 2006 Edition of the original, acclaimed Route 66 Map Series by Mother Road historians Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross. In print continuously since 1994, the Route 66 Map Series remains the #1 choice for roadies worldwide when it comes to functionality and precise, accurate, turn-by-turn driving directions. Designed for today’s tourists, this packaged set of eight ...



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