5 englische gratis eBooks für den Kindle (10.3.2012)
Here, Have a Husband von Heather Gean
Here, Have a Husband tells a story of the prospect of marriage in a society plagued by a strict, government matchmaking program that pairs and binds applicants to the perfect partner from a simple questionnaire. Told from the sarcastic point-of-view of strong-willed Rainy Clarke, the story begins when the fresh-out-of-college heroine receives the news of her government-assigned engagement to one of the most eligible bachelors in the country. Caught up in a high-profile engagement turned government publicity stunt, Rainy begins to realize that love and marriage are not always the same things, especially in the eyes of the government. The fight to reverse the strict marriage matchmaking system, that seems to be a thorn in the lives of not only her but those around her, falls on Rainy’s shoulders. Filled with relationships that shape every part of existence, Here, Have a Husband triumphantly proves that the right to happiness is something worth fighting even the most formidable opponent for.
Here, Have a Husband advanced as a quarter-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. ABNA Expert Reviewers wrote that “the premise of the story is original. This is a traditional fiction romance novel, yet with a twist” and that “fans of chick-lit will undoubtedly snap up this novel and cry for more.”
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Telling Lies von Cathi Stoler
How many lies does it take to get away with murder? Magazine Editor Laurel Imperiole is vacationing in Florence, Italy, with Aaron Gerrard, Chief of Detectives of New York City’s 13th Precinct Identity Theft Squad. A chance encounter brings Laurel to a startling realization: she’s just bumped into a dead man: Jeff Sargasso, an art dealer and husband of a close friend who supposedly died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. When he vanished, Sargasso had been brokering the sale of a priceless masterpiece that was lost during World War II to CEO Alfred Hammersmith and billionaire Miayamu Moto. Hammersmith perished along with Sargasso on 9/11, and it is believed that the access codes to the $15 million deposit–ten percent of the asking price–died with them. Could Sargasso have faked his own death to steal the money? The painting’s whereabouts are unknown. Laurel enlists the help of private detective Helen McCorkendale, and together they follow the threads that lead from Florence, Italy, to New York. On the way, the women tangle with Israeli Mossad agent Lior Stern and several stop-at-nothing collectors. All are determined to have the painting for themselves. Ignoring Aaron’s advice, Laurel puts their volatile relationship in jeopardy. As Helen and Laurel search for Sargasso, the painting and the money, they find themselves enmeshed in a sinister skein of lies that could end in death.
Shtetl – the story of a life no more (as told from the hereafter) (Jewish Historical Fiction) von Othniel J. Seiden
If you were a Jew you needed no last name … we were all one big family … and we all had the same tsuris, excuse me, I mean troubles…
Shtetl is the story only about what life was like in my shtetl, a small Jewish village in Eastern Europe. At one time, there were many shtetls in Eastern Europe, but they and the lives led in them are no more. And I am the last remembered patriarch of the family in this story. I began my physical life on earth in the year 1820. The shtetl … the little village, in Poland, where I lived my entire life, came into existence, maybe three centuries earlier. In all that time, little changed for either of us, except maybe the misery got worse. We both, the shtetl, and I, ended our time on earth together. So you might ask how it is, if I am no more that my story will get told? Well, when you are here … here in what you call the “hereafter” or “the afterlife”… but God forbid, it shouldn’t happen to you ’till you’re a hundred and twenty … you’ll understand it all…
The Suicide Effect (A Medical Thriller) von L.J. Sellers
When Sula overhears a shocking revelation about a drug being developed by her employer, she’s paralyzed with indecision. She desperately needs her job to gain the judge’s favor in a custody hearing for her son. Yet hundreds of patient lives could be at stake. Two days later when the drug’s lead scientist disappears, Sula is compelled to search for the incriminating data. But Prolabs’ CEO is a desperate man determined to stop her. Can Sula get the proof and expose the drug’s fatal flaw before the CEO risks everything to silence her?
Ruggles Street: The Life of an American Artist von Craig und Robert O. Caulfield
American Impressionist Robert O. Caulfield tells the story of his journey from poverty to international success as one of the best-selling landscape artists in the world—an emotional journey that begins on Ruggles Street.
Abandoned at birth to the neglectful care of an alcoholic grandmother, Robert spent the first ten years of his life on the inner-city streets of Roxbury, Massachusetts. He began drawing on those streets–literally, with chalk–at age six, marking the beginnings of an artistic drive that would shape his life. His mother’s elusive presence haunts these pages. Robert spent years trying to understand why she had deserted him as a child, but the reasons behind her abandonment and her subsequent disappearance would remain a mystery until six decades later. Adopted by his paternal grandparents at the age of ten, Robert left the violence and poverty of his childhood behind for middle class security of Boston’s North Shore. There, in the seaside city of Lynn, he excelled as an all-scholastic athlete. Robert’s spectacular performance on the football field earned him offers of Ivy League scholarships, which he turned down when his reserve unit was called up for a two-year stint in the U.S. Marines. Upon his return, Robert eloped with Marilyn Le Blanc, his high school sweetheart. They settled into a suburban lifestyle, raising five children together from the 1950s to to the 1980s. For Robert, the responsibility of supporting his family came first. Art would have to wait. During a thirty-five-year career in which he worked his way up from laborer to upper management in a utility company, Robert never lost sight of his dream of becoming a professional artist. Grabbing time to paint whenever he could, he exhibited and sold his work in the Boston area, gathering an occasional award. Through the minor successes and the setbacks Marilyn never stopped encouraging him to pursue his passion. At the age of fifty-five Robert and Marilyn took early retirement. They sold their home, trading their comfortable suburban life in Lynnfield, Massachusetts to face the challenge of opening an art gallery showcasing Robert’s paintings in Woodstock, Vermont. In the last twenty-seven years Robert has sold almost 3,000 of his original paintings and watercolors. His vivid oils and watercolors now hang in private collections the world over.
“Ruggles Street” is the inspiring and forthright portrait of a man who did the best he could with the circumstances life gave him, succeeding on his own terms and proving that if you work hard and never give up, dreams really do come true.
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