Stars of Fortune

Stars of Fortune
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0349407819
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Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Piatkus Books
Language: en

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Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by vivid dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Desperate to understand her visions, she finds herself drawn to the Greek island of Corfu. She has only just arrived when she encounters Bran Killian, an Irish magician with a warm charisma and secrets dancing in his eyes. Sasha has never met Bran before, but she knows him only too well - because this is the man from her dreams. The man she has painted over and over again. The man she seems fated to be with ... if she can find the courage to accept who she really is. Sasha soon discovers that four other strangers have been lured to the island. Like Bran, they are all desperately searching for a mysterious jewel known as the fire star - before it falls into the wrong hands. Together, they might just succeed. But first they must learn to trust one another, and reveal their deepest secrets. On the sun-drenched island of Corfu, love and magic are sparked into life. And for Sasha, nothing will ever be the same again.

Stars of Fortune

Stars of Fortune
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780425280102
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Release: 2015
Editor: Berkley
Language: en

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BOOK ONE OF THE GUARDIANS TRILOGY To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces… Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets. Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her. But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…

Bay of Sighs

Bay of Sighs
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780698190740
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The second novel in the Guardians Trilogy from the bestselling author of Stars of Fortune. Mermaid Annika is from the sea, and it is there she must return after her quest to find the stars. New to this world, her purity and beauty are nothing less than breathtaking, along with her graceful athleticism, as her five new friends discovered when they retrieved the fire star. Now, through space and time, traveler Sawyer King has brought the guardians to the island of Capri, where the water star is hidden. And as he watches Annika in her element, he finds himself drawn to her joyful spirit. But Sawyer knows that if he allows her into his heart, no compass could ever guide him back to solid ground... And in the darkness, their enemy broods. She lost one star to the guardians, but there is still time for blood to be spilled—the mermaid’s in the water and the traveler’s on the land. For she has forged a dangerous new weapon. Something deadly and unpredictable. Something human. Don't miss the other books in the Guardians Trilogy Stars of Fortune Island of Glass

Stars of Fortune

Stars of Fortune
Author: Cynthia Harnett
Pages: 223
ISBN: 1903252245
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Release: 2006-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Danger surrounds the Washington children of Sulgrave Manor when they become involved in a secret plot to free a royal prisoner. Discovery would mean death on the scaffold for the Washington boys - but they are willing to risk everything to help the beautiful Princess Elizabeth.

Stars of Fortune

Stars of Fortune
Author: Anonim
Pages: 256
ISBN: PSU:000024818360
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Release: 1956
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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In England in 1554 the four eldest Washington children (ancestors of George Washington) become involved in a secret plot to free the Princess Elizabeth who is imprisoned in a nearby castle.

Sons of Fortune

Sons of Fortune
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1429954183
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Release: 2003-01-08
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING author Jeffrey Archer-returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny. In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth-not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a millionaire and his society wife. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale University with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers.... In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men -and how they eventually discover the truth-and its tragic consequences.

Island of Glass

Island of Glass
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 531
ISBN: 1683310616
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Three stars--of fire, water, and ice--have fallen from the skies, and now three women and three men have come together to find them. But on the quest for the final star, they'll discover that possessing it won't be enough to stop the destruction of themselves--and of their world... As the hunt for the Ice Star leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there's no one more familiar with the wild than Riley--and the wolf within her. An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit that her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run toward love--and save them all.."--

Stars

Stars
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 536
ISBN: 0263890139
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Release: 2011-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Author: Leopard Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1540193934
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Fortune and Glory

Fortune and Glory
Author: Janet Evanovich
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781982154851
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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From “the most popular mystery writer alive” (The New York Times), the twenty-seventh entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series isn’t just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum’s career. It’s the adventure of a lifetime. When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur’s new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover that they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way—along with a new adversary who’s even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She’s also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts—and someone who’s about to give Stephanie a real run for her money. Stephanie may be in over her head, but she’s got two things that Gabriela doesn’t: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit. She’ll need both to survive because this search for “fortune and glory” will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested—as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger.

Captive Star

Captive Star
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780369700759
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Release: 2020-08-10
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

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Find out what happens next in the fan-favorite Stars of Mithra trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts! M.J. O’Leary is used to punching first and asking questions later. So when bounty hunter Jack Dakota tries to arrest her for bail jumping, she doesn’t go down easily. Little does Jack know, getting involved with M.J. will land him in a world of trouble. On the run from hired killers, M.J. refuses to talk about who’s after her...or why she has a massive blue diamond hidden in her purse. M.J. and Jack are drawn to each other, despite their better judgment, but can Jack learn to trust M.J. when she has so many secrets?

Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts Summary Analysis

Stars of Fortune  by Nora Roberts   Summary   Analysis
Author: Elite Summaries
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-07-19
Editor: Elite Summaries
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Author Nora Roberts has already written over 200 books in this genre, of fantasy/romance. She is a prolific writer and as this is the first of a trilogy, her fans will be eager for more. Her fans stay loyal because while the books are on the same themes, her characters are beguiling , her dialogue pacey, and of course there is plenty of love and sex. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 36.0px; text-indent: -36.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 36.0px; text-indent: -36.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} li.li1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font: 11.0px Symbol} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc} This book is yet another tale of the battle of good and evil, but it is fresh and vibrant. The three special Stars which will ensure a reign of peace in the world for seven hundred years, the Stars of Fire, Ice and Water, have not been hung onto the Moon securely enough! If they fall into the wrong hands (of the evil Goddess Nerezza) the light of the Moon wil go out and darkness will be absolute. Sasha, the heroine of this first novel of the trilogy, knows nothing of this. She only knows that her dreams and visions are leading her to the island of Crete. Here she meets the other five characters with whom she will go on the quest. She recognizes them, for they are the ones she has seen in her visions. They have each got special powers, and knowledge of the Star. She has a steep learning curve, to discover their natures and abilities, which are slowly revealed, and to hold the group together for what is ahead. Together this group must overcome fearful threats and terrors. They do this through their mutual trust and unity, and it is Sasha who keeps them together. The romance with Bran, the magician she has seen in her dreams, keeps the interest. There are three couples, each couple and their relationship will be featured in a different book of the trilogy. Doubtless, the Stars will be saved, the world will be saved, and all will be well. And we will have had a delightful read along the way. One of a trilogy, many books of this style by Nora Roberts, and more to come. Entertaining style of modern-day characters in paranormal situations. Battle of Good and Evil The Star of Fire must not fall into the hands of the Evil Goddess. The Star must be found by the group, who work with love and trust.

Daughter of Fortune

Daughter of Fortune
Author: Isabel Allende
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780063049635
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, Isabelle Allende, comes a passionate tale of one young woman's quest to save her lover set against the chaos of the 1849 California Gold Rush. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaíso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquín Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaquín takes off for San Francisco to seek his fortune, and Eliza, pregnant with his child, decides to follow him. As Eliza embarks on her perilous journey north in the hold of a ship and arrives in the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco, she must navigate a society dominated by greedy men. But Eliza soon catches on with the help of her natural spirit and a good friend, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi’en. What began as a search for love ends up as the conquest of personal freedom. A marvel of storytelling, Daughter of Fortune confirms once again Isabel Allende's extraordinary gift for fiction and her place as one of the world's leading writers.

A Change of Fortune Ladies of Distinction Book 1

A Change of Fortune  Ladies of Distinction Book  1
Author: Jen Turano
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781441260505
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Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. After losing her family, her fiance, and her faith, the disappearance of her fortune is the last straw. Now, masquerading as Miss Eliza Sumner, governess-at-large, she's determined to find the man who ran off with her fortune, reclaim the money, and head straight back to London. Much to Mr. Hamilton Beckett's chagrin, all the eyes of New York society--all the female ones, at least--are on him. Unfortunately for all the matchmaking mothers and eligible daughters, he has no plans to marry again, especially with his hands full keeping his business afloat and raising his two children alone. When Eliza's hapless attempts to regain her fortune put her right in Hamilton's path, sparks instantly begin to fly. The discovery of a common nemesis causes them to join forces, but with all their plans falling by the wayside and their enemies getting the better of them, it will take a riot of complications for Hamilton and Eliza to realize that God just might have had a better plan in mind all along. "Set in New York City circa 1880, Turano's historical romance has witty dialogue, a spunky heroine, a bounty of humor, and a fast-paced plot. There are wonderful secondary characters, too, including an ankle-biting boy, a relentlessly matchmaking mother, and a full cast of despicable villains. A Change of Fortune will make a delightful addition to any library." --Booklist (starred review) "Turano's charming story of losing and gaining both wealth and love in 1880s New York City will certainly please fans of witty and classic romance stories."--RT Book Review "[A] delightfully lighthearted debut novel."--Desert News

Born in Fire

Born in Fire
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 405
ISBN: 0515114693
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Release: 1994
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Attempting to hide from her past, reclusive glassmaker Maggie Concannon devotes her life to her art, until gallery owner Rogan Sweeney recognizes her talent and offers to help her build a lucrative career

Chance the Winds of Fortune

Chance the Winds of Fortune
Author: Laurie McBain
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781492631095
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved New York Times bestselling Dominick Trilogy Rhea blinked in disbelief. "What an insufferable man you are. And whether you are, as you would have me believe, a marquis, or whether you are a tinker, I would still find you the rudest, most vulgar individual I have ever had the misfortune to encounter." "Well done, my dear. I am impressed by this splendid show of ladylike disdain, feigned though it be, but well done nonetheless. But the light of truth has revealed you in my cabin. Now, how do you explain yourself out of that?" Lady Rhea Claire, kidnapped and shipped to the Colonies as an indentured servant, manages with wits and courage to escape...straight into the arms of a ruthless English pirate. For all his worldly ways, Dante Leighton, Marquis of Jacqobi and captain of the Sea Dragon, never expected to discover his redemption and his greatest treasure within the amethyst eyes of a beautiful English refugee. Praise for Laurie McBain: "Ms. McBain's flare for the romantic intermingled with suspense will keep the reader riveted to the story until the last page."-Affaire de Coeur "Vivid sense of description, colorful characters...I found myself happily lost in the magnificence of the storytelling."-Los Angeles Herald Examiner Dominick Trilogy: Moonstruck Madness Chance the Winds of Fortune Dark Before the Rising Storm

Natalie Tan s Book of Luck and Fortune

Natalie Tan s Book of Luck and Fortune
Author: Roselle Lim
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781984803269
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Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places. At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant. The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant’s fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother’s cookbook to aid her struggling neighbors before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around—she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbors really have been there for her all along.

Nora Roberts Three Sisters Island Trilogy

Nora Roberts  Three Sisters Island Trilogy
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9781101531297
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts masterfully evokes the quaint charm of New England in this collection that includes all three novels in the Three Sisters Island Trilogy—stories of friendships made and hearts lost, of legends, lovers, and longing... DANCE UPON THE AIR Careful to conceal her true identity, Nell Channing takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s so carefully created could shatter completely. HEAVEN AND EARTH Right from the start, researcher MacAllister Booke knows there’s something extraordinary about sheriff’s deputy Ripley Todd. Fascinated by her struggle with her amazing abilities, he becomes determined to help her accept who she is—and find the courage to open her heart. FACE THE FIRE Mia Devlin knows what it’s like to love with your whole heart—and then watch your love walk away. Angry, hurt and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for Sam Logan still burns up her heart. But she’ll need his help—and his powers—to face her greatest, most terrifying challenge.

Fortune s Rocks

Fortune s Rocks
Author: Anita Shreve
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780759522923
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Release: 2001-04-10
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This magnificent novel transports readers to the world of a prominent Boston family summering on the New Hampshire coast, and to the social orbit of a spirited young woman who falls into a passionate, illicit affair with an older man, with cataclysmic results. The Fortune Rock's Quartet collects four of Anita Shreve's most beloved novels-Fortune's Rocks, The Pilot's Wife, Sea Glass, and Body Surfing-for the first time. The novels highlight Shreve's ability to illuminate women's lives across different eras and share a delightful detail: they are all set in the same coastal New England home, one that has inspired Shreve for over a decade. Any house with age to it can tell a million stories about the families who have lived there, and Shreve has been quoted as saying, ''You could base an entire life's work on the people who come in and out of a house.'' Fortune's Rocks depicts a spirited young woman at the turn of the 20th century who falls into a passionate, illicit affair with an older man. In Sea Glass, a young couple's new marriage is rocked to the core by the 1929 stock market crash. The Pilot's Wife brings us to the present day, where Kathryn is unprepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has been killed in a plane crash. Sydney, the heroine of Body Surfing has already been once divorced and once widowed by the age of 29, and finds the fragile existence she has rebuilt for herself threatened when two brothers vie for her affections. "There's something addictive about Shreve's tales," according to USA Today, and this quality is on full display in the critically acclaimed novels of The Fortune Rock's Quartet. No one writes more compellingly than Anita Shreve about marriage, family, the depths of our strength and resolve, and the supreme courage that it takes to love.

The Golden Book of Fortune Telling

The Golden Book of Fortune Telling
Author: Carey Jones
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1452156913
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Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With a beautiful golden package and a broad range of fortune-telling, this brilliant little gift book is an eye-catching guide to understanding the future for anyone curious about what fate has in store for them. Behind the golden cover and gold page edges, it dives into the meaning of names, zodiac signs, and birthdays, unveils the significance behind friendships, color choices, and love interests, and provides fun and entertaining predictions for everything, from career to self-fulfillment, romance, and health. A companion to the bestselling Fortune-Telling series, The Golden Book of Fortune-Telling invites amateur astrologists, fortune-tellers, and mystics to uncover what is foretold and attract good fortune wherever they go.