Castle of Water

Castle of Water
Author: Dane Huckelbridge
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250098238
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A unique, inventive exploration of love, loss, and survival." —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale "A moving, harrowing, and downright literary novel." —Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment "Brilliant, clever, riveting—pick your adjective, they all apply." —Thomas Christopher Greene, bestselling author of The Headmaster's Wife Two very different people, one very small island. For Sophie Ducel, her honeymoon in French Polynesia was intended as a celebration of life. The proud owner of a thriving Parisian architecture firm, co-founded with her brilliant new husband, Sophie had much to look forward to—including a visit to the island home of her favorite singer, Jacques Brel. For Barry Bleecker, the same trip was meant to mark a new beginning. Turning away from his dreary existence in Manhattan finance, Barry had set his sights on fine art, seeking creative inspiration on the other side of the world—just like his idol, Paul Gauguin. But when their small plane is downed in the middle of the South Pacific, the sole survivors of the wreck are left with one common goal: to survive. Stranded hundreds of miles from civilization, on an island the size of a large city block, the two castaways must reconcile their differences and learn to draw on one another's strengths if they are to have any hope of making it home. Told in mesmerizing prose, with charm and rhythm entirely its own, Dane Huckelbridge's Castle of Water is more than just a reimagining of the classic castaway story. It is a stirring reflection on love’s restorative potential, as well as a poignant reminder that home—be it a flat in Paris, a New York apartment, or a desolate atoll a world away—is where the heart is.

The Water Castle

The Water Castle
Author: Megan Frazer Blakemore
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780802734655
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Release: 2013-01-08
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ephraim Appledore-Smith is an ordinary boy, and up until his father's stroke he lived an ordinary life. But all that changes when his family moves to the Water Castle--their ancestral home in the small town of Crystal Springs. Mallory Green's family has always been the caretakers of the Water Castle--and the guardians of the legendary Fountain of Youth, hidden on the estate grounds. Will Wylie's family has been at war with the Applegates for generations, all because of the Water Castle's powerful secrets. When Ephraim learns of the Fountain, he's sure finding it can cure his dad. With Mallory and Will's help, he embarks on a quest that will blur the lines of magic and science, creativity and discovery, leaving readers left to wonder: Do you believe in the unbelievable?

The Castle of Water and Woe

The Castle of Water and Woe
Author: Steffanie Holmes
Pages: 378
ISBN: 099512227X
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Release: 2019-04-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Severed hands, moving paintings and an erotic encounter in a priest hole, just another typical day for Maeve Crawford at Briarwood Castle. With Maeve's sister Kelly on her way from America and the fae threat looming ever closer, things at Briarwood are more desperate than ever. When the coven discover an old portrait of Maeve's mother might hold a valuable clue to help them defeat the fae host, they travel to London to uncover its secrets. Under the bright city lights. Maeve discovers more about the mysterious origins of her powers, and one by one her guys open up about the dark parts of themselves they've kept hidden. In this most desperate of times, every member of the Briarwood coven must confront their own demons in order to unleash the full potential of their magic. The Castle of Water and Woe is the third in a brand new steamy reverse harem romance series by USA Today bestselling author Steffanie Holmes. This full-length book glitters with love, heartache, hope, grief, dark magic, fairy trickery, steamy scenes, British slang, meat pies, second chances, and the healing powers of a good cup of tea. Read on only if you believe one just isn't enough.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781416544661
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Release: 2006-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

A Paris Apartment

A Paris Apartment
Author: Michelle Gable
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781466849624
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Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times Best Seller! Now with an excerpt of Michelle's new book, I'll See You in Paris! Bienvenue à Paris! When April Vogt's boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "decrepit." She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine, and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there's a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque, Giovanni Boldini. And then there are letters and journals written by the very woman in the painting, Marthe de Florian. These documents reveal that she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly April's quest is no longer about the bureaux plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It's about discovering the story behind this charismatic woman. It's about discovering two women, actually. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private diaries, April tries to uncover the many secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into Marthe's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own. Having left behind in the States a cheating husband, a family crisis about to erupt, and a career she's been using as the crutch to simply get by, she feels compelled to sort out her own life too. When the things she left bubbling back home begin to boil over, and Parisian delicacies beyond flaky pâtisseries tempt her better judgment, April knows that both she and Marthe deserve happy finales. Whether accompanied by croissants or champagne, this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the present day with vibrant and stunning allure. Based on historical events, Michelle Gable's A Paris Apartment will entertain and inspire, as readers embrace the struggles and successes of two very unforgettable women.

Our Castle by the Sea

Our Castle by the Sea
Author: Lucy Strange
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781911490524
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Release: 2019-01-03
Editor: Chicken House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, eleven-year old Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart ...

Deadman s Castle

Deadman s Castle
Author: Iain Lawrence
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780823448814
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Holiday House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For most of his life, Igor and his family have been on the run. Danger lurks around every corner--or so he's always been told. . . . When Igor was five, his father witnessed a terrible crime--and ever since, his whole family has been hunted by a foreboding figure bent on revenge, known only as the Lizard Man. They've lived in so many places, with so many identities, that Igor can't even remember his real name. But now he's twelve years old, and he longs for a normal life. He wants to go to school. Make friends. Stop worrying about how long it will be before his father hears someone prowling around their new house and uproots everything yet again. He's even starting to wonder--what if the Lizard Man only exists in his father's frightened mind? Slowly, Igor starts bending the rules he's lived by all his life--making friends for the first time, testing the boundaries of where he's allowed to go in town. But soon, he begins noticing strange things around them--is it in his imagination? Or could the Lizard Man be real after all? Iain Lawrence is a winner of Canada's Governor General's Children's Literature Prize and the California Young Reader Medal. In Deadman's Castle, he brings readers a mystery filled with intrigue and moments of heart-stopping danger. A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

New Moon on the Water 2018 Trade Paperback Edition

New Moon on the Water  2018 Trade Paperback Edition
Author: Mort Castle
Pages: 286
ISBN: 1725806355
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Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a smoky, after hours jazz joint where almost nobody ever dies, or the ranch house next door owned by a monster, or a high rise elevator in which raging terror awaits the next passenger, these brilliant stories discover a world you thought you knew--and a darker one you will never forget. With 13 stories never before collected, NEW MOON ON THE WATER is Mort Castle's first new collection in a decade, presenting the best short fiction of the writer deemed a "horror doyen," "the Charles Dickens of horror," and "the master of contemporary horror." ..". funny, moving, surprising and dark. Mort Castle is a writer who loves word play, but like every writer worth his salt remembers that even for kids, play is a serious business." - Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door and Off Season

The Headmaster s Wife

The Headmaster s Wife
Author: Thomas Christopher Greene
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781466834248
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Release: 2014-02-25
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An immensely talented writer whose work has been described as "incandescent" (Kirkus) and "poetic" (Booklist), Thomas Christopher Greene pens a haunting and deeply affecting portrait of one couple at their best and worst. Inspired by a personal loss, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man's memories of his life and loves. Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont's elite Lancaster School. It is the place he feels has given him his life, but is also the site of his undoing as events spiral out of his control. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police, but his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things, a narrative of love, of marriage, of family and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address emerges. Luminous and atmospheric, bringing to life the tight-knit enclave of a quintessential New England boarding school, the novel is part mystery, part love story and an exploration of the ties of place and family. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, The Headmaster's Wife stands as a moving elegy to the power of love as an antidote to grief. "A truly remarkable novel, I read the second half of The Headmaster's Wife with my mouth open, my jaw having dropped at the end of the first half. Thomas Christopher Greene knows how to hook a reader and land him." --Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Empire Falls "An accomplished and artful storyteller, Greene has surprises in store as he unspools a plot that becomes as poignant as it is unpredictable." --Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed "Greene's genre-bending novel of madness and despair evokes both the predatory lasciviousness of Nabokov's classic, Lolita, and the anxious ambiguity of Gillian Flynn's contemporary thriller, Gone Girl (2012)." --Booklist

The LEGO Castle Book

The LEGO Castle Book
Author: Jeff Friesen
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781718500174
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: No Starch Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Filled with stunning photos, step-by-step instructions, and creative ideas for customization—The LEGO Castle Book shows you how to build six mini castles complete with moats, drawbridges, gatehouses, and more! Travel through the history of castle architecture and learn how to build basic castle components like walls, towers, gates, and keeps. Whether your goal is to add realistic details like crenellations, turrets, and parapets to your designs or to create a believable medieval setting, you’ll find endless inspiration in The LEGO Castle Book. Includes complete parts list and building instructions for 6 castles: • Sleeping Dragon • Land’s End • River Gate • Winter Palace • Eight Arches • Mountain Kingdom

The Castle of the Shadows

The Castle of the Shadows
Author: Alice Muriel Williamson
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9798684134784
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Release: 2021-02-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book Excerptghtness it had. Once beautiful, the old battlemented house had an air of proud desolation, as if scorning pity, since it could no longer win admiration."You would have to spend thousands of pounds in restoring this old ruin if you should really buy it, Virginia," said Lady Gardiner."Well, wouldn't it be worth while to spend them?" asked the girl. "I certainly----" She stopped in the midst of her sentence, a bright flush springing to her face; for turning a corner of the avenue which brought them close to the château, they came suddenly upon a young woman, dressed in black, who must have heard their last words.Instantly George Trent had his hat in his hand, and before Virginia could speak he had dismounted and plunged into explanations. He begged pardon for the intrusion, and said that, as they had seen the announcement that the château was for sale, they had ventured to ride up in the hope of being allowed to see the house. As he spoke, in fairly good though rather laboured

I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
Author: Dodie Smith
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781466842120
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Release: 2003-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the 20th Century's most beloved novels is still winning hearts! I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"-- and the heart of the reader-- in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments. “This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met.” -- J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

Easy to Make Castle

Easy to Make Castle
Author: A. G. Smith
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9780486254692
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Release: 1987-09-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here's a sturdy, easy-to-assemble paper toy that will provide hours of fun and imaginative adventure for any child. Step-by-step instructions and simple exploded diagrams explain how to cut, fold and glue each part, enabling youngsters to assemble their very own castle.

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
Author: Charles de Lint
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316215510
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Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this whimsical, original folktale, written and illustrated throughout in vibrant full color by two celebrated masters of modern fantasy, a young girl's journey becomes an enchanting coming-of-age story about magic, friendship, and the courage to shape one's own destiny. Lillian Kindred spends her days exploring the Tanglewood Forest, a magical, rolling wilderness that she imagines to be full of fairies. The trouble is, Lillian has never seen a wisp of magic in her hills--until the day the cats of the forest save her life by transforming her into a kitten. Now she must set out on a perilous adventure that will lead her through untamed lands of fabled creates--from Old Mother Possum to the fearsome Bear People--to find a way to make things right.

Moon on the Water

Moon on the Water
Author: Mort Castle
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0843950323
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of disturbing horror tales shows our world in a new, darker light, revealing the many terrifying things that await us in the shadows, around the corner, and in our very own homes. Original.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Author: Shirley Jackson
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781551999524
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Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The final novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third remaining Blackwood, Merricat, and even she keeps her visits to town to a minimum. The townsfolk don’t like the Blackwoods; understandable, when one of them could be a mass murderer. Constance, Merricat, and Julian maintain a semblance of a normal, if highly reclusive, life, aided – if Merricat is to be believed – by several magical wards and charm. But when one of these charms is disrupted, her estranged cousin Charles turns up for a visit, and threatens to throw the Blackwoods’ fragile peace into chaos. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Ghost

Ghost
Author: Jason Reynolds
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781481450164
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Release: 2017-08-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.

The Castle of Earth and Embers

The Castle of Earth and Embers
Author: Steffanie Holmes
Pages: 356
ISBN: 0995111138
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dear Fae, Don't even THINK about attacking my castle. This science geek witch and her four magic-wielding men are about to get medieval on your ass.

The Castle of Adventure

The Castle of Adventure
Author: Enid Blyton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781479451692
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Castle of Adventure is the second exciting instalment in the Adventure series by Enid Blyton, one of the best-loved children's writers of all time. Why is everyone so afraid of the castle on the hill, and what dark secrets lurk inside its walls? Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot are on holiday in the countryside, staying on the side of Castle Hill. When flashing lights are seen in a distant tower, they decide to investigate - and discover a very sinister plot concealed within its hidden rooms and gloomy underground passages.

The Water Castle

The Water Castle
Author: Brenda Chamberlain
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1908069791
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Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Parthian
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new edition of a classic originally published in 1964, this is a journal of love, romance, and discord in 1950s postwar Germany. As Welsh artist and poet Elizabeth Greatorex travels with her French husband to meet her former lover Klaus, a German count, she maps a snow-bound landscape of desire against the hardening borders of a newly divided Germany. In her revealing diary, she records her struggle to bridge the distance between Wales and Germany while considering her own mythologized past and real, diminished present. This fascinating story pits creative idealism, emotional hunger, and sexual longing against the brutal displacements of postwar Europe.