Rishi Madhav, a twelve year old trouble maker, yearns for a brother but is disappointed with the arrival of his baby sister Lara. However Lara shows some strange symptoms which forces Rishi to give up his trouble making days and eventually find a true friend in his sister.
This is the story of a woman who goes to a dance class and falls in love with the dance class teacher. It isn't a conventional romance. He's cold, emotionally immature, distant, and worst of all he wears green jeans and green shoes...There is no way she wants this to be happening! She ends up tied to his bed-post asking how on earth did this happen? Then he leaves her telling he needs to 'go for the real gold.' He thinks he can find someone better for him, less demanding of his efforts, and tries to find his ideal. She's gotten under his skin, he can't get her out of his heart, and the ideal is proving elusive to find. The story follows her reflections on how she came to meet this man, how her life has played out, and what she is learning from this journey. It is a more real version of Hollywood romance. Neither of them would have chosen one another, but they seem to be drawn to one another and neither of them can escape the pull of their hearts' desire. There are quirky insights into the human psyche, and it looks at the expectations that people have when they enter into a relationship.... He returns but this is just the start of their journey into learning how to be with each in their very different ways...
As a family holiday fails to revive Helen's relationship with domineering husband, Robert, she meets the charismatic but unstable Marion, who takes over her life with disturbing results. Helen's only child, Lydia is about to leave home to go to university. Robert disappears leaving Helen to cope alone until Marion arrives, ostensibly to provide emotional support, although her real motives are more sinister. Helen takes in lodgers to aid her finances but finds these strangers in her home difficult to manage. As Helen begins to discover disquieting facts about Marion she realises that her erstwhile 'friend' is anything but. Tensions build until Helen is forced to oust Marion from her home and her life, at which point Robert reappears, wanting to rebuild their relationship.
The pier remembered so many stories. Sometimes it enjoyed great entertainment: some merry companies would choose it to host the party and shoot colourful bouquets of fireworks from it. The pier was truly happy then, for it experienced double pleasure: the spectacle in the sky and its reflection in the sea. It even had an agreement with the indefatigable water. The pier told it to stay quiet in nights like these and the water obeyed. The pier had also witnessed a lot of sad stories but gradually got used to them: the sea would take its toll and the people would reciprocate. The pier itself stood right in between. It often wondered why people left it like that. It felt incomplete and wished they’d built it much further. The pier wanted to cross the bay, reach further in the deep and meet the sun up close. However, it found out over the years that it all depended on itself. The only thing left was to wait.
Joshua Frost age 16, is paid by British Intelligence to do what he believes is one of the easiest jobs ever. Every weekend he even gets free flights to countries all around the globe. All he has to do is steal the information his fellow passengers have stored in their brief cases, take photos of it and send it to the agency. All Mafia members and crime lords are weaponless on planes, and besides, who would suspect a teenager anyway. But Josh soon realises that the work may be more dangerous than he thought when the young criminal mastermind he stole from on his last flight from Paris, ends up enrolling at his Oxford Boarding school.
A woman’s disappearance unlocks dark secrets in Mark Allen’s brisk new detective novel, Six Months of September. As the suspects pile up, it falls on one unemployed reporter to figure out what the police cannot. Duncan Walsh has recently been fired from his job at Channel 8 news after an intense encounter with a local news icon. While contemplating his next move, he spends his days at the Chicago Museum of Natural History where he quickly befriends a beautiful tour guide named Agnes. A local university student, Agnes reveals that she is soon heading off on a paleontology dig. But when Agnes never shows up for the assignment, her disappearance becomes headline news. Unable to sit back while Agnes’s life may be in danger, Duncan launches his own investigation with the assistance of his best friend. Along the way, they enlist help from the last person Duncan ever wants to meet: James, Agnes’s boyfriend! The danger heats up and more secrets are revealed as their investigation brings them closer to the university where Agnes studied. When one of them is attacked by an unknown assailant, Duncan begins to suspect that they may have gotten themselves in over their heads. Readers will find Six Months of September a compulsively readable page turner, right down to the right down to the shocking final confrontation.
After eight months of surviving her introduction into motherhood DANA excitedly joins a netball team where she immediately forms a close friendship with devoted sisters LIZ and KATE. that only strengthened and prospered as all too quickly ten years passed. Surrounded by loving friends and family Dana cannot believe how fortunate and blessed her idyllic life is. So one day when Liz desperately asked for Dana's help, she unquestionably obliged with a faithful promise not to breathe a word to no-one. Little was Dana to know or at the time could have in any way envisaged the turbulent and challenging time that was to follow and painfully torture each and every one of them forever.
Davy is a young boy who disappears from his parents farm. The kidnappers have escaped undetected and are fleeing with the boy to deliver him to the person who hired them to find a young boy to take the place of his departed grandchild.
Chapter 1 It's been a year since my dad died and, I've changed a lot since then.I never really play with my friends anymore. I never had a mother because, she died while giving birth. My dad never really liked to talk about her.I'm staying with my Aunt Julie, and it's been tough on both of us.She'll never get me like my dad did, no one will. Life goes on just the same I guess. I still go to school, and play outside, but there's still something missing." Marie, come down here for a second please," call Aunt Julie. "Coming," I reply. I go downstairs to see what's going on."Marie, meet our new neighbor, Mr. Adams," said Aunt Julie. " Hello," I say, just know noticing the man standing by my aunt. Mr. Adams was a tall, tan, and thin man. He had brown hair grey eyes. He did not look like a kind man, but he seemed polite."He moved here from Kentucky," said Aunt Julie. "It's a small state but, still my home," says Mr. Adams. He talked with a deep voice and didn't talk alot. Something about him didn't seem right, I didn't know what it was quite yet, but I wasn't about to stop trying to figure it out.