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Hiring a hot blonde to do the cooking? Probably not the smartest decision Texas rancher Ryan Delaney has ever made. But Jessica Upton is more than qualified…and currently the only candidate. Ryan just needs to keep a professional distance.
Except Jessica's vulnerability gets to him, and temptation proves irresistible. Even so, she claims their affair can't last. Jessica has her reasons for staying at the ranch—and reasons she'll soon have to leave. But she's about to discover to what lengths one determined Texan will go to lasso his heart's desire.
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THE SECRET AFFAIR (The Westmorelands)
By New York Times bestseller Brenda Jackson
Facing her family's disapproval, Jillian ended her affair with Dr. Aidan Westmoreland. But heknows their passion won't be denied—not for secrets or mistakes. And he'll follow her around the world to prove it…
PREGNANT BY THE TEXAN (Texas Cattleman's Club: After the Storm)
By USA TODAY bestseller Sara Orwig
When Stella discovers she's pregnant from one passionate night with Aaron, she declines his dutiful marriage proposal. But the Dallas mogul lost one family already; he doesn't intend to lose this child—or Stella!
CHRISTMAS IN THE BILLIONAIRE'S BED (The Kavanaghs of Silver Glen)
By USA TODAY bestseller Janice Maynard
English beauty Emma broke Aidan Kavanagh's heart a decade ago. Now she's back—as a guest at his brother's Christmas wedding! Will the truth about her betrayal heal old wounds, or will she lose Aidan all over again?
THE TYCOON'S SECRET CHILD Texas Cattleman's Club: Blackmail by Maureen Child
When CEO Wesley Jackson's Twitter account is hacked, it's to reveal that he has a secret daughter! Amidst scandal, he tracks down his old fling, but can he convince her he's truly ready to be a father—and a husband?
THE RANCHER'S NANNY BARGAIN Callahan's Clan by Sara Orwig
Millionaire Cade Callahan needs a nanny for his baby girl, but hiring his best friend's gorgeous, untouchable sister might have been a mistake! Especially once he can no longer deny the heat between them…
SINGLE MOM, BILLIONAIRE BOSS Billionaire Brothers Club by Sheri WhiteFeather
Single mother Meagan Quinn has paid a price for her past mistakes, but when her sexy billionaire boss gives her a second chance, is she walking into a trap…or into a new life—with him?
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As a card-carrying member of the Texas Cattleman's Club, Sam Gordon is conservative to the core. Discovering Lila Hacket—the woman he'd shared a passionate night with—is carrying his baby? Heck yeah, he means to marry her! Never mind that marriage is not what she wants.
With a budding career, Lila has no intention of changing her life to become Sam's idea of the perfect wife. So if he wants their baby to wear the Gordon name, he needs to change his ideas about what he really needs from Lila…and just what he's willing to give her in return.
Olivia Brennan let the arrogant, infuriating Texan drag her off to his sprawling ranch, on condition that he marry her—in name only—to give her child a father. But the wildfire heat that blazed between them made her wonder if she could keep her own bargain….
Billionaire Zach Delaney needs a live-in assistant while he recuperates from an injury. But when Emma Hillman arrives at his Texas ranch with her suitcase, he knows he'll have to work hard to resist her. She's sexy and efficient, but way too family-oriented for a risk-taking globe-trotter like him.
Emma is supposed to type, file and sort through centuries-old Delaney family letters—not be seduced by her gorgeous boss into a can't-last affair. But as she tries to transform Zach into a man who values family, she ends up expecting a Delaney of her own. Will Zach head for his jet…or welcome his Christmas heir?
BANE (The Westmorelands)
Rancher and military hero Bane Westmoreland is on a mission to reconnect with the one who got away—his estranged wife. And when the beautiful chemist's discovery puts her in danger, Bane vows to protect her at all costs…
THE RANCHER'S SECRET SON (Lone Star Legends)
For wealthy rancher Nick Milan, hearing the woman he loved and lost tell him he's a daddy is the shock of a lifetime. The revelation could derail his political career…or put the real prize back within tantalizing reach…
TAKNG THE BOSS TO BED
After producer Ryan Jackson kisses a stranger to save her from his client's unwanted attentions, he realizes she's actually his newest employee! Faking a relationship is now essential for business, but soon real passion becomes the bottom line…
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It began as an anonymous flirtation. Storm raging, lights flickering, two stranded travelers decided to share uninhibited conversation—but no names—during a stolen encounter. Talking turned into kissing…and the need to know each other's names. In an instant, Boone Devlin and Erin Frye discovered they weren't exactly strangers.
And Boone discovered that Erin was a virgin.Only fate could have seen fit to land bachelorhoodlovin' Boone in bed with the marriage-minded manager of the Texas ranch he'd inherited and intended to sell. Suddenly, his best-laid plans promised to be the ultimate betrayal. Because Boone was starting to suspect that he and Erin had created a lot more than sparks….
After a century-long family feud, Madison Milan doesn't trust any Calhoun—especially Jake, the man who ditched her on the night of their elopement. But when he shows up claiming an heirloom map leads to gold on her ranch, she's swamped by steamy memories. She may not trust Jake, but she just might want him….
Jake will do anything to get what he wants—Madison's ranch. Consider it payback to the Milans. And Madison? She's collateral damage in their family feud. The confident cowboy has nothing to worry about…except falling for the forbidden beauty all over again….
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A TEXAN IN HER BED (Lone Star Legends)
By USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig
When Texas billionaire Wyatt Milan learns that stunning TV personality Destiny Jones intends to stir up a century-long family feud, his plan to stop her leads to a seduction that threatens his guarded heart.
REUNITED WITH THE LASSITER BRIDE (Dynasties: The Lassiters)
By USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Dunlop
Angelica Lassiter thought she'd lost Evan forever after her grandfather's will wrecked their engagement. But when their best friends' wedding forces them to walk down the aisle—as best man and maid of honor—sparks fly!
NOT THE BOSS'S BABY (The Beaumont Heirs)
By Sarah M. Anderson
Chadwick Beaumont is tired of doing what everyone wants him to do. It's time he did what he wanted. And he wants his secretary, Serena Chase—pregnant or not!
Rodeo champion and rancher Jeb Stuart was determined to claim the son his ex-wife had given away, but he hadn't counted on the little boy's love for his charming adoptive mother, Amanda Crockett.
Jeb proposed a marriage of convenience for his son's sake, but Amanda soon found that what suited the rugged cowboy's own convenience was to coax her into his bed. Although Amanda knew she should guard her heart, she couldn't resist Jeb's passionate pursuit. During the hot Texas days and the long, sultry nights, her handsome husband taught Amanda to enjoy her own sensuality, but could she teach him to love again?
Maid Lara Hunter knew a one-night stand with a stranger was uncharacteristic of her. Her mysterious lover seemed like an ancient prince, sensual and primitive, come to take her away from her humdrum life. Away from the memories of her employer's humiliation and toward the kind of desire she'd only read about….But Eli Ashton was no prince—he was her hated employer's estranged son! Lara had had enough of the Ashtons and their arrogant ways. But when Eli claimed her, her body obeyed his command. Yet her independent streak forbade her to give him her heart: she would come to Eli Ashton on her own terms—or not at all!
Katherine vowed never to succumb to Cade's passionate enticements. Being betrayed by Cade once had nearly destroyed her. If she gave him her heart again and lost it, she knew she wouldn't survive.
A cool million to help a withdrawn child in time for kindergarten? Widowed teacher Ava Barton is touched that the girl's guardian, Texas billionaire Will Delaney, cares so deeply. But the job includes moving into Will's mansion for the summer. And suddenly, Ava is working nights and weekends trying—unsuccessfully—to resist the gorgeous tycoon down the hall. Will wants her in his bed for June, July and August. But come fall, he'll move on. Unless she can teach him a thing or two about opening his guarded heart to love.
Emilio hadn't expected the takeover—business and body—of Brittany Garrison to be so easy. But he also didn't count on Brittany owning a part of him.
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The ruthless Texas multimillionaire was her most bitter business rival, and Abby Taylor knew she should hate everything about him. But no matter how hard she tried to forget him, Nick Colton still haunted her most intimate dreams.
She suspected there was a dark side to his slow, sensuous seduction. Yet she was powerless to control her desires when he was near. And she feared that Nick's betrayal, when it came, would shatter her forever.…
Pregnant, abandoned and stranded in a Texas blizzard, nurse Savannah Grayson is grateful when billionaire rancher Mike Calhoun rescues her. The widowed father offers shelter—and only shelter—at his vast ranch.
Determined to never love another woman again, Mike tries to do the right thing and resist his attraction to his vulnerable guest. As they spend cold days building snowmen with his son and long nights talking and kissing by the fire, Mike fights the thaw of his heart…a battle he just might lose.
A BABY FOR THE BOSS (Pregnant by the Boss)
Is his one-time fling and current employee guilty of corporate espionage? Billionaire boss Mike Ryan believes so, but he'll need to reevaluate everything when he learns she's carrying his child…
PREGNANT BY THE RIVAL CEO
Anna Langford wants the deal—even though it means working with the guy she's never forgotten. But what starts as business turns into romance—until Anna learns of Jacob's ruthless motives and her unplanned pregnancy!
THAT NIGHT WITH THE RICH RANCHER (Lone Star Legends)
Tony can't believe the vision in red who won him at the bachelor auction. One night with Lindsay—his stubborn next-door neighbor—is all he'd signed up for. But her makeover has him forgetting all about their family feud!
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"Gabe, you have a daughter."
Six years ago, Gabe Benton left Texas to seek his fortune. The woman he loved and left behind was heartbroken—and fled the state with a secret. She was pregnant with his child.
Now, Gabe is a millionaire ranch owner. And beautiful Maddie Halliday is back— temporarily. The passion between them is still hotter than the Texas sun. But when Gabe proposes for their daughter's sake, Maddie's flat-out no stuns him. Can the man who always gets his way learn to compromise—for the sake of cherished family days and wild Western nights?
Mattie Ryan had no illusions about her temporary husband. Long, lean, darkly compelling—Josh Brand was every woman's fantasy. And everyone in Texas cattle country was gonna wonder why in blue blazes he'd marry his gawky cowpoke neighbor! Well, Josh needed a mom for his baby, and Mattie needed—well, Mattie needed a man!
The arrangement had seemed simple: a one-year, no-love-involved commitment. But Mattie, in all her experience, did the unthinkable: She'd fallen for her husband. Worse, she welcomed Josh's steamy stares, sizzling caresses and words of seduction. And now the last thing Mattie wanted was for her torrid temporary marriage to end….
How on earth had Texas Cattleman's Club member David Sorrenson been roped into protecting a tiny baby girl? The ex-military man knew everything about security and danger, not infants! Marissa Wilder was the perfect solution. This down-to-earth family gal knew all about children, and agreed to be a live-in nanny at his ranch. David yearned to show Marissa a steamy night or two, even though his high-risk lifestyle had taught him to avoid long-term attachments and his sexy houseguest deserved someone permanent. Living with Marissa was tangling up his emotions something awful, and if he didn't know better he'd swear he was falling for her….
Josh was a confirmed bachelor; he knew better than to get involved with his lovelyand temporaryhouseguest. Still, the sizzling passion they shared was undeniable, and it threatened to burn down the walls around this cowboy's guarded heart. But once Laurie remembered her past, would she still desire a future with Josh?
Isabelle Smith isn't surprised—or insulted—that her new boss, Texas tycoon Tony Ryder, doesn't remember her. Their night of passion was so long ago…. And when he takes over her company, she vows to stay only as long as he never uncovers the truth.
But then he does.
The man who always gets his way makes her an offer she can't refuse. Still, Isabelle won't mix business and pleasure without a wedding ring—and Tony isn't a marrying man. Which means they're both in for the most passionate negotiation of their lives!
Gabriel Brant was breaking a generations-long feud by proposing to the lovely Ashley Ryder. He offered a deal that would benefit both—he'd get land to expand his cattle ranch and seven-months-pregnant Ashley would get a father for her baby. But he hadn't planned on Ashley's searing kisses shattering the walls around his heart!
MARRY A BRANT?Ashley might have fantasized about Gabe when she was a girl, but she didn't trust the ambitious cowboy to keep his word once he grabbed the Ryder land. The way Gabe made her pulse race and her knees weak didn't mean a thing. Except that she found herself wishing their paper marriage would catch fire.…
#2456 EXPECTING THE RANCHER'S CHILD
by Sara Orwig
A millionaire rancher bent on revenge clashes with his beautiful employee, who is determined to do the right thing. Their intense attraction complicates everything…and then she becomes pregnant with his baby!
#2458 SAYING YES TO THE BOSS
Dynasties: The Newports
by Andrea Laurence
With CEO Carson Newport and his top employee, PR director Georgia Adams, spending long hours together at the office, the line between business and pleasure blurs. But his family's scandals may challenge everything he knows and unravel the affair they've begun…
#2460 THE RENEGADE RETURNS
Mill Town Millionaires
by Dani Wade
An injury has forced rebel heir Luke Blackstone back home for rehabilitation…with the woman he scorned years ago. Determined to apologize, and then to seduce the straitlaced nurse, will the man who's made running away a profession stay?
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SEDUCE ME, COWBOY Copper Ridge by Maisey Yates
Desperate to escape her sheltered life, Hayley Thompson quits her job as church secretary to become personal assistant to bad-tempered, reclusive, way-too-sexy Jonathan Bear. But his kiss is more temptation than she bargained for!
REUNITED WITH THE RANCHER Texas Cattleman's Club: Blackmail by Sara Orwig
Emily Knox's life turns upside down when a blackmailer sends her a picture—of her estranged husband's alleged second family! Former Texas Ranger Tom Knox knows he's being framed, but why? Determined to protect Emily, he moves back in with the woman he still can't resist…
REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL Red Dirt Royaltyby Silver James
Everything Cash does is for family—including catching a con artist by moving in with a woman he can't trust. Roxanne wants nothing to do with her family's illegal plans, but when she's entangled in Cash's lies—and his bed—the truth may not be enough…
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The last obstacle entrepreneur Jared Dalton needed between him and a fifteen-million-dollar bet was a woman with a grudge. He knew their long-ended affair was the reason Megan Sorenson refused to sell him her ranch. Determined to get back into her good graces, Jared sought Megan out…and discovered her son. Their son.
Now Jared would need more than his surefire charm and seductive smile. For this woman and their son were priceless. And this Dakota daddy would stop at nothing to make them his own.
He'd bought her fair and square. The charity auction gave millionaire Noah Brand the perfect opportunity to sweep Faith Cabrera off her feet. Now the cool beauty could no longer avoid him. For one day…and night…he had his competitor at his mercy. And it was both their pleasures.
But Faith knew one evening could not lead to a lifetime of happiness. For Noah was hell-bent on dominating his industry, and her family's company was next….
Just two years of her time. That's all handsome billionaire Matt Rome needed. His proposal seemed perfect on paper, and the promise of passion sizzled between them. But becoming a wife for hire? To a man with a cash register for a heart?
Pregnant waitress Brianna Costin had no intention of falling for the workaholic financier—her golden ticket to help her struggling family. Yet beneath his heated kisses, the line between business and pleasure started to blur….
RANCHER TO THE RESCUE
Rough-edged cowboy Matt Whitewolf knew that being a husband—or a father—just wasn't his style. But when he came across a little girl and her very pregnant mother stranded in the midst of a raging storm, instincts took over, and before he knew it, this self-declared lone wolf had three new guests staying at his ranch.
Beautiful single mom Vivian Ashland was running from something, and Matt vowed to do anything to keep her and her children safe. But he didn't anticipate the desire Vivian would stir in him—or the longing he felt to be part of a family he'd never dreamed he needed….
Because there's nothing like a cowboy.
Juliana Aldrich wouldn't think of it! But that's exactly what her benefactor's will was asking her to do. Worse, her would-be groom, Caleb Duncan, actually wanted to go through with it! Think of the money, he insisted. All Juliana could think about was sharing the marriage bed with this dangerously sexy man!
Caleb couldn't have made a better proposal himself. Marry for one year, and he'd walk away with his bachelorhood intact. But he soon realized his pretty bride was sure to foul up his plans, because Juliana had him wishing that her hotheaded refusals would turn to passion on the wedding night….
Being stranded with a beautiful woman should have had Micah Drake thinking of all the things they could do to pass the long nights together. Only, this woman couldn't remember if she was single and available…or her twin sister, married and the proud mother of two little girls.
OR FOREVER PASSION?
With one little girl calling her Aunt and the other calling her Mommy, Rachel—or was she Raffaela?—didn't dare give in to the pleasure Micah offered. Even though her body cried out for him, her heart demanded she wait until she discovered who she was…and if she was free. But would their passion withstand a return for civilization?
In one blazing moment, rugged rodeo man Jared Whitewolf had tempted straitlaced Faith Kolanko to do something reckless. With a nod of her head, she could have it all—a home, a baby and a long-legged heartbreaker in a ten-gallon hat.
Faith was pushing thirty, and this gorgeous, exasperating man was pushing all her buttons. The determined daddy saw Faith as perfect mommy material, but to her he was trouble in blue jeans. She was far too smart to consider his outrageous marriage of convenience.
And far too tempted to say "I do!"
When folks think of Stella Daniels they think unassuming, even plain. But after a devastating tornado hits Royal, Texas, Stella steps up and leads the recovery effort. That's when she attracts the attention of construction magnate Aaron Nichols—and a surprising night of passion ensues.
Aaron sees something special in the no-nonsense admin, and he's more than happy to bring her out of her shell. But when he discovers Stella's expecting his child, can he overcome his demons to be the hero this hometown heroine really needs?
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STRANDED WITH THE RANCHER by USA TODAY bestseller Janice Maynard
SHELTERED BY THE MILLIONAIRE by USA TODAY bestseller Catherine Mann
BECAUSE OF THE BABY... by Cat Schield
HIS LOST AND FOUND FAMILY by Sarah M. Anderson
MORE THAN A CONVENIENT BRIDE by USA TODAY Michelle Celmer
FOR HIS BROTHER'S WIFE by USA TODAY bestseller Kathie DeNosky
Pregnant after their one unforgettable night together, Ashley Smith knew she must tell Ryan Warner she was carrying his child. And when he insisted upon marriage, she reluctantly agreed. But it was for the baby's sake…she could care less about his wealth, his power, his position.
Ryan was used to being pursued for his money…yet his new bride claimed to have no ulterior motives. With the passion so intense between them, dare Ryan take a chance on the woman about to give him his billion-dollar heir?
A Santerre—a sexy one—dared trespass on oil magnate Jake Benton's ranch? The Santerre and Benton families had been feuding for generations. Yet here was Caitlin Santerre, standing inches away, asking nicely for the land that Jake had bought out from under her. Just how far would she go to get what she wanted?
Illegitimate daughter of a billionaire, Caitlin had never been accepted by her family. But now, she was determined to hang on to the land that meant so much to her—even if she had to bargain with a Benton. Even if she ended up in his bed.
It had been a night of heart-pounding seduction…. In the morning it became their little secret. Jared Weston could never see his best friend's little sister again. But that didn't mean he'd stop wanting her….
Years later, when the billionaire tycoon hires her, Allison Tyler is all grown up and hotter than ever. But the new Allison is cautious, pragmatic—everything the daredevil thrill seeker is not. She wants forever; he wants right now. And she's still off-limits. But can a hot-blooded Texan like Jared choose propriety over passion?
Tony Milan can't believe the stunning vision in red who's placed the highest bid at the bachelor auction! One night of dinner and dancing with Lindsay Calhoun—his stubborn next-door neighbor—is all he's signed up for. But Lindsay's makeover has him forgetting all about their long-standing family feud.
Bidding on the sexy cowboy is Lindsay's plan for creating a truce. Until Tony sweeps her into a night of blissful passion—and a surprise pregnancy ensues. Can two rivals work together to build a future—one that includes marriage and family?
When a blizzard strands rancher Josh Calhoun at a tiny Texas inn, it's not boredom that makes him notice innocent Abby Donovan. There's something about the B & B's owner, with her ponytail and sweet smile. Now Josh can't stop wanting her…or kissing her. He refuses to say goodbye…
When the roads clear, Abby lets herself be whisked away—to New York City, to Josh's vast Texas ranch, to a wealthy world she's never known. Will she stay with the tempting cowboy? Or return to the life she left behind?
Wealthy rancher Nick Milan's future was all planned: he'd marry the woman he adored and have a dazzling political career. Instead, their affair ended in bitter breakup. So he isn't prepared for the surge of desire when he sees Claire Prentiss again. Then he learns her shocking secret.
Losing Nick once was hard enough, but now Claire's faced with telling him about his son. The scandal could destroy everything he's worked for. But their child needs his father. Could a happy ending still be theirs?
A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution.
From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . .
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Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier—and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.
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Tell Sackett and his bride, Ange, came to Arizona to build a home and start a family. But on Black Mesa something goes terribly wrong. Tell is ambushed and badly injured. When he finally manages to drag himself back to where he left Ange, she is gone. Desperate, cold, hungry, and with no way to defend himself, Tell is stalked like a wounded animal. Hiding from his attackers, his rage and frustration mounting, he tries to figure out who the men are, why they are trying to kill him, and what has happened to his wife. Discovering the truth will be risky. And when he finally does, it will be their turn to run.
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
“[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”—Booklist (starred review)
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.
With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.
Praise for Small Great Things
“Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.”—The Washington Post
“A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down.”—San Francisco Book Review
“A gripping courtroom drama . . . Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile. . . . This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out.”—Roxane Gay, The New York Times Book Review
“I couldn’t put it down. Her best yet!”—New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman
“A compelling, can’t-put-it-down drama with a trademark [Jodi] Picoult twist.”—Good Housekeeping
“It’s Jodi Picoult, the prime provider of literary soul food. This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice.”—Redbook
“Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs.”—Popsugar
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
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A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass
The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.