Garden of Lies Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Garden of Lies


  • Author : Eileen Goudge
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453222966

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Garden of Lies Excerpt :

A blockbuster New York Times bestseller: A wife takes a shocking step to protect her marriage from the consequences of her own infidelity . . . Sylvie wants to be a good wife to Gerald, who offers the privileged life she could only dream of, growing up. When they wed eight years ago, the country was in the throes of the Depression, and she thought she’d made the right choice. She wants to please her new husband, and bear his children. But no matter how hard she tries, she cannot give him her whole heart. She thinks something is wrong with her until Nikos, the earthy Greek handyman, shows her what real passion is—and gives her a child. Sylvie knows Gerald will never accept the newborn, with her black eyes and dark hair, and she despairs until a fire in the hospital gives her a way out. In the confusion she switches her daughter for another’s, a bold act that resonates through the decades and culminates in one of the most passionate love stories portrayed in contemporary fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Eileen Goudge including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Garden of Lies Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Garden of Lies


  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101621042

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Garden of Lies Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling author of The Other Lady Vanishes presents a gripping novel of intrigue, murder, and unexpected romance set against the backdrop of Victorian London. The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest young women in Ursula Kern’s employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end—and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes. Bent on justice, Ursula hatches a plan: take Anne’s place as stenographer to the reclusive poet Valerie, Lady Fulbrook. There are dark rumors about Lord Fulbrook, and his gloomy mansion in Mapstone Square seems the logical starting point for an undercover investigation. Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. But if this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the darker side of polite society and a den of iniquity called the Olympus Club. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer—and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well...

Thorns of Truth Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Thorns of Truth


  • Author : Eileen Goudge
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453223048

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Thorns of Truth Excerpt :

Nearly five decades after they were swapped at birth, two women change each other’s lives Sylvie Rosenthal is dying, and one great mistake still weighs on her soul. In 1943, as a new mother in a Bronx maternity ward, she feared for her life. What would happen when her husband saw their new daughter, whose dark hair and black eyes proved she wasn’t his own? Sylvie couldn’t bear to find out, and during a terrifying hospital fire fled the building with another woman’s child in her arms. Decades later, she told her real daughter the truth, but asked Rose to keep her secret, lest it destroy Rachel, the girl Sylvie raised as her own. Then, after years of silence, the two women’s lives, intertwined in more ways than one, are once more turned upside down. In this sequel to the blockbuster Garden of Lies, Rose and Rachel, bound forever by a secret that only one of them understands, must both find the courage to face the truth. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Eileen Goudge including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Garden of Lies Book

The Garden of Lies


  • Author : Zachary Pieper
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 505
  • ISBN 10 : 9798719164748

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The Garden of Lies Excerpt :

Some lives are defined by a single choice. Selected at a young age to be trained as a warrior for an Empire he detests, Dalj, a wolf shifter, must rally his pack against heavy odds in the Festival of the Hunt. As Dalj plans his path to victory, he must navigate an unsteady alliance with a rival pack led by Amnis Lupine, the eldest daughter of a noble house; while also seeking to expose the foul play of his lifelong enemy, Aryan Anathema. To win the hunt, Dalj must take down the Behemoth of the plains, the Mighty Kerrapane before either of the other packs, or else he will never be awarded entry into the legendary Trial of War. However... Little does Dalj know, that while he hunts for glory, a rebellion plots in the shadows to overthrow the Shaman Empire; and they want Dalj's help to do it. Approached for help by a mysterious girl named Angel, Dalj is asked to join The Forgotten, a rebellion of people immune to the mental manipulation of the shaman, who seek to expose the grand conspiracy the shaman have fed to the populace. They must find a way to awaken the brain washed masses, and overcome the shaman's godlike powers, before they are eradicated. Will Dalj join them? Or will he succumb to darkness and mindlessly serve evil?

The Garden of Promises and Lies Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Garden of Promises and Lies


  • Author : Paula Brackston
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 1643589431

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The Garden of Promises and Lies Excerpt :

As the bustle of the winter holidays in the Little Shop of Found Things gives way to spring, Xanthe is left to reflect on the strange events of the past year. While she's tried to keep her time-traveling talents a secret from those close to her, she is forced to take responsibility for having inadvertently transported the dangerous Benedict Fairfax to her own time. Xanthe comes to see that she must use her skills as a Spinner if she and Flora are ever to be safe, and turns to the Spinners book for help.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book
Score: 3.5
From 165 Ratings

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


  • Author : John Berendt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-05-12
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307538376

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Elegant and wicked.... [This] might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times Book Review Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

The Book of Lies Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Book of Lies


  • Author : Aleister Crowley
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781387539567

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The Book of Lies Excerpt :

Aleister CrowleyÕs The Book of Lies is an important and complex work of occultism. Deciphering its many layers of hidden meaning requires a little patience and more than a beginnerÕs knowledge of Thelema. For those interested in passing beyond the initiate stage, the reward offered by a deeper understanding of this challenging text is well worth the effort. This new 2018 edition of The Book of Lies from Kismet Publishing restores all of CrowleyÕs original text, including the important keys, sigils and diagrams often omitted from reprints.

Half Shell Propheces Book

Half Shell Propheces


  • Author : Ruthanne Reid
  • Publisher : Ruthanne Reid
  • Release Date : 2016-02-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780985260088

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Half Shell Propheces Excerpt :

FRIGHTENED MONSTERS. STOLEN TIME. AND ONE SERIOUSLY UNDERESTIMATED DAMSEL. Katie ran from the magical world years ago. She never planned on being dragged back in by a prophesying clamshell. The seers believe she alone can prevent an apocalypse of ruined time and broken worlds. Bran the Crow King believes she can save him from his cannibalistic grandfather. Katie believes they're all nuts. One thing is for certain: she's not waiting around for help. Operation Katie Saves her Own Damn Self is officially on.

Garden of Sins Book

Garden of Sins


  • Author : Maria O'Hara
  • Publisher : Garden of Sins
  • Release Date : 2021-05-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 3961157529

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Garden of Sins Excerpt :

I will manipulate your head and he will manipulate your body - until there is nothing left of you. Until you are completely addicted - until you can only think of us and nothing else matters to you. Until you are completely obsessed with us.There is no good and evil with us. No dark or light. With us, there is only the abyss. If you are ready to fall, let us push you off.Do not say we did not warn you - and do not expect us to catch you.Nevertheless, the fall will be unforgettable, baby girl.Are you ready?Caden and Carter Rush

World of Lies Book

World of Lies


  • Author : Carl R. Dillenback
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 1600474535

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World of Lies Excerpt :

World of Lies is a simplified, easy to read and readily understandable, study, of how and why the great civilizations of the past rose, grew in prominence, declined, and were destroyed. It explores the conditions and causation that have brought us down the very same perilous road to destruction, and exposes both the prevaricates, and the prevaricator. It is not politically correct; nor does it mince words, spare feelings, or cherished concepts and beliefs. It does give us what we need to know and understand if we are to survive. The author asserts that avoiding the fate of our predecessors is easily recognizable and completely doable. Yet, if history is any indicator of the future, we will continue to follow our beloved "guru's" of confusion, and not heed the warning voices the past and present. Inevitably, we will suffer the fate of our ancestors. It is simple cause and effect. History demands it, and without serious change in our personal and national character very soon, we cannot avoid it. Carl R. Dillenback is an author with over 30 years of practical and academic experience as an historian, student of the Bible, law enforcement officer, investigator, and teacher. He is an historian who accepts the Bible as factual, and asserts that it is the pivotal key to understanding who we are, where we have been, and hence, where we are going. World of Lies is a look at history, politics and religion from a unique, penetrating, and sometimes, soberly disturbing, perspective.

Silhouette Book

Silhouette


  • Author : S. E. Cooper
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-01-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 1542345898

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Silhouette Excerpt :

"Daddy, what is a white lie?" My father put down his spoon and looked at me thoughtfully. "Why'd you ask, Princess?" "I heard you talking yesterday and you said 'one more white lie isn't going to make a difference.' I just want to know what you meant." "You heard that, huh?" My father tilted his head to study me. "It's just a small lie you tell when you don't want to hurt someone's feelings. It's nothing for you to worry about." My eyes grew wide. "Like when you told Aunt Rena that her pie was good even though it tasted icky?" "Exactly." He smiled. "Or when you told the man last week that you hadn't seen Uncle Bruno and you had?" The Smile fell from his face and he straightened in his chair. "No, Princess, that was a different kind of lie." Scrunching up my nose, I asked, "What kind of lie was that?" My father swallowed hard before replying. "That's the kind of lie where you have to have a real good memory." As an inquisitive child, the woman known as Clarissa Solano, could never have imagined how significant those words would become. That she would spend years twisting the truth: hoping and praying that she would not contradict herself and expose the secrets she keeps locked inside. Most of the people in her life don't really know her at all. She forces them to swallow her lies, but she is the one who feels the bitter aftertaste of deception. When Lane Hunter sweeps into her life, she finds herself opening up in ways she never thought possible. He sees beyond the facade to the woman beneath and knows instantly that he wants her. However, all is not as it seems and when secrets and lies are exposed, it threatens to destroy them all. This is the first book in a series of standalone HEAs"

Web Games Book

Web Games


  • Author : Lior Samson
  • Publisher : Homeland Connection
  • Release Date : 2020-08-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 1732609179

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Web Games Excerpt :

Destiny Allen, a Web designer for software giant Scenaria Security Systems, finds herself involved in a deadly puzzle that blurs the boundaries between the virtual and the real. At stake: the infrastructure of modern America. Her resources: Dina Gustafson, a college friend, and Karl Lustig, an Israeli technology journalist with friends in dark places. The challenge: sort the good guys from the bad before the lights go out. A fast-paced technology thriller, Web Games is about real risks and virtual worlds, about Internet threats as close as tomorrow's nightly news, and about the ever-escalating warfare between black-hat hackers and modern society.

Her Happy Ever After Book

Her Happy Ever After


  • Author : Lucy Evanson
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 1512277711

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Her Happy Ever After Excerpt :

It was only supposed to be a short visit. It turned into a love affair. Melanie White is in trouble. Young, unmarried, with no resources to speak of, she's forced to flee home and hide out with her aunt on a ranch in a western mining town. She's just passing through on her way farther West, and it's a good thing, too: she can't stand the ranch owner. He's rowdy, immature...and undeniably attractive. David Tanner has his life just the way he likes it: he does what he wants, when he wants, and nobody can tell him any different--least of all, his former nanny's niece Melanie, who likes books more than people. But when a family emergency forces Melanie and David to work together, she discovers that there's more to him than meets the eye. And he finds out that life as a bachelor may not be what he likes after all. Contains mild language and sensual content within marriage.

The Love Labyrinth Book

The Love Labyrinth


  • Author : Pamela D. Beverly
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Adultery
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 099867320X

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The Love Labyrinth Excerpt :

Noelle Harrison is a hardworking wife and mother, who resents her husband Waye's constant forays out of town for work. Unhappy with the direction her life has taken, she literally bumps into a man who winds up becoming the other man.

Eight Days in October Book

Eight Days in October


  • Author : DM Schwartz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-02-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0692821015

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Eight Days in October Excerpt :

A teenage boy uncovers a horrific family secret. A widower seeks vengeance on the creatures that killed his wife. A drug addled writer stalks the woman of his dreams, a woman much more sinister than she appears. A federal agent races to find the cursed relic powering this city full of spooks, spirits, and serial killers. The lives of these and others will collide in the dark and dangerous streets of Adderlass. A seed of evil was planted under Adderlass, a city where monsters hide behind masks of humanity and ordinary people shuffle anesthetized and addicted by the sickly supernatural power wafting up from below. The city was built over the crystalline skull of a bloodthirsty beast. Now, the hunt is on for this lost treasure and whoever finds it first will control the fate not only of Adderlass but of the entire world. Sixteen-year-old Simon Cubbins, young and naive, may be the key to unlocking the mystery buried in this twisted labyrinth of hidden agendas. He also unknowingly harbors a secret that could destroy the Cubbins bloodline. As different characters fight for control over Simon, he will have to decide whether or not to carry on his family's legacy.