Download or read book I Was Anastasia written by Ariel Lawhon and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2018-03-27 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An enthralling feat of historical suspense that unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson's fifty-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the Russian Grand Duchess or the thief of another woman's legacy? Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn. Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia, where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed. Germany, February 17, 1920: A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water or even acknowledge her rescuers, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious young woman claims to be the Russian grand duchess. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre at Ekaterinburg, old enemies and new threats are awakened. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov spans fifty years and touches three continents. This thrilling saga is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted.
Download or read book Daisies written by P Nelson and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-11 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The woman I approached looked very different than my twin sister did the last time I saw her. Could this be a ruse; somebody pretending to be my long-lost identical twin sister? But what would be the object of such an action? Our family didn't have any money and we certainly couldn't have come into the view of some gangster or national embezzler. We are an average farming family who had to give up farming and resort to becoming employees of small local businesses. Surely nobody would target us for a scam. If it really is Anastasia, why all the cloak and dagger moves? Surely, she wouldn't lie to me and make up some impossible story about her life and why she had been lost from us for so many years! When she removed her sun glasses, I knew it was Anastasia, my identical twin sister who had gone to a lot of trouble to hide her identity from her new world. My heart dropped to the ground as I sat down across from her. Where had she been all these years and what happened to make her deny her family and who could hate her enough to want to kill her? I had hundreds of questions I wanted to ask, but she had given me a script that I had to abide with, because we were both in danger for our lives just sitting here talking.
Download or read book Clay Mask written by Kate Valery and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2022-04-21 with total page 713 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the young psychiatrist, Dr. Aaron Dispenmore, during his evening walk with his daughter, Laurie, helped a stranger girl on the street to find a bus stop, he couldn't have known that this ordinary event would turn his life upside down, and lead him to the a scientific discovery worthy of a Nobel Prize. But, this discovery could end up potentially deathly ... Which way had Fate chosen for him then – triumph or death? Or maybe both? Clay Mask is a deeply psychological story of love, and the tragedy of mental illness; the story that is searching for the meaning and goals of humans' existence, but is also full of dangerous adventure. It's a novel. However, it is based on a true research study of the secrets of a human brain - its connections to the holographic universe, three-dimensional time, and the endless, mysterious, unbelievable possibilities hidden in 90 percent of its unopened part.
Download or read book The Good Policeman written by Jerome Charyn and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2012-04-10 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Police commissioner Isaac Sidel struggles to keep the New York Police Department from shatteringWhen he was the police commissioner’s first deputy, Isaac Sidel was one of the most powerful men in New York. But now that he’s been promoted to the top job, there’s nothing for Sidel to do but stare at his desk and feed the tapeworm that’s attached to his stomach. The Justice Department sends him on a lecture tour of the country, but after one too many lunches with small-town mayors, Sidel goes AWOL and comes back to New York, getting in touch with the Ivanhoes, his illegal network of secret informants. A missing mob lawyer, a baseball-obsessed orphan genius, and a mysterious Romanian princess point towards a mystery that only he can tackle. Justice wants him back on tour, but something is rumbling beneath the city, and Sidel needs to be there to see it explode.
Download or read book Way of Escape: Fragmented to Survive written by Dr. B.J. Ellington and published by BookLocker.com, Inc.. This book was released on 2019-05-01 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Way of Escape is a true life-long story that starts with the rape of a four-year-old girl. The very people she should have been able to trust and run to for help, betrayed her and introduced her to a realm of repeated sexual violation and other forms of ritual abuse. The incidents of her early life defined her self-concept and dictated her life course. It portrays some of the abusive and ritualistic events in her life; some are described quite graphically; all are demonically inspired and represent the potential for evil in the hearts and minds of mankind. The book's purpose is not to place blame on any group or individual, but to give credibility to survivors of abuse, and through the life of this little girl, offer reassurance that God is real. He is faithful and will always provide a way of escape - even when it is physically impossible to break free. God lovingly separates our consciousness and physical perceptions from the inescapable abuse. He allows us to “leave” while still being physically held captive – to dissociate ourselves from the painful situation. In the realm of psychiatry, dissociation is labeled as a “disorder” – Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder). When there is no power or means to physically flee from a situation, how can being able to mentally and emotionally “leave” and preserve one’s self be called a disorder? In an inescapable abusive situation, fear and physical pain are the most horrific aspects of the victimization. How then, can it not be a blessing of God to escape to a place of psychological refuge where there is no pain, no fear? If someone being assaulted were able to run away to safety, would they not be considered resourceful, heroic, and extremely fortunate? Why then is this inward escape viewed with skepticism, or condemnation? The victim desperately strives to neutralize the terror and prevent the physical and emotional pain. Any method by which this is achieved must be applauded as inventive, and courageous. In cases of childhood sexual, satanic, or repetitive trauma, dissociation is an effective method of survival. Just as the abusive events are sequestered away from the conscious memory, non-traumatic segments of one’s life are also hidden away - inaccessible. There may be limited memory of milestone events: early childhood, school years, significant relationships, weddings, childbirth, professional experiences, emotional losses, or joyous events. Looking back on life seems like the replay of a video from which segments have been removed and the remaining scenes re-attached in non-sequential, random order. There are parts of the plot that don’t make sense because there is nothing connecting them to the original story. God promises to give back the lost scenes, the experiences that were stolen from us for the gratification of others. He splices back together the soul that was fragmented so events can be remembered and reprocessed in their entirety, without re-experiencing the emotional and physical trauma. Above all, Way of Escape is a story of redemption. From the sexual betrayal, disillusionment and ritualistic abuse of a small child, through her fragmented, emotionally volatile youth and early adulthood, God is faithful to bring about reclamation of innocence once lost, and restoration of a shattered soul. The journey is laborious and emotionally challenging, but through the counselor’s skilled and compassionate dedication, God’s unconditional love and wisdom, and the willingness of the broken human spirit to be healed, the chains of bondage are broken and wholeness is restored. The author’s hope is that the shame, guilt and destructive life path that often result from emotional trauma be resolved and replaced with a positive self-concept, absence of self-persecution, and a future of hope and freedom from the past.
Download or read book Kissing Strangers written by Neha Singh and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2019-05-20 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Strawberries and cigarettes still taste like you.” Arya, a voguish overachiever gets into IIT and finds herself in a whirlwind of reckless antics and youthful highs. She is a misfit at the prestigious engineering college as she resolves to pursue art. As life happens on campus that seems estranged to her, she keeps chasing highs with her friends until she stumbles upon an art instructor. The irrevocable collision of their worlds turns out to be an aesthetic awakening for Arya. She is caught up in an exquisite affair of love and pain as she encounters strangers on the way who make her world tragical and magical in their own ways.
Download or read book Crashlanded written by Sarah Moody and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2012 with total page 35 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book It's Wrong for Me to Love You, Part 3 written by Krystal Armstead and published by Urban Renaissance. This book was released on 2018-02-27 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With so many lies and secrets, will Ne'Vaeh ever have her happily ever after, or will she decide it's time to leave everything and everyone behind in search of a new start? Charlene and Ne'Vaeh have been rivals ever since they were students at Howard University, both vying for the love of the same man. When the dust finally settled, Ne'Vaeh was brokenhearted, and Charlene was pregnant by Aaron--or so she said. In spite of Charlene's attempts to make her life miserable, Ne'Vaeh managed to move on and rekindle a relationship with Jamie, her first love. Unfortunately, that was not the end of her problems. The tension continues to build as Jamie struggles to tell Ne'Vaeh the truth about him and Charlene and their night in Miami. He has just gotten Ne'Vaeh back after four long years. How can he reveal his truth without losing her? Ne'Vaeh knows something isn't right when Jamie starts acting weird. She already has her guard up with Jamie, afraid that he will hurt her again. As usual, Charlene's attempts to keep everyone on edge are not making Ne'Vaeh's life any easier.
Download or read book London Society written by James Hogg and published by . This book was released on 1874 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book River of Dreams written by Robert E Ferguson and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2012-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When you have achieved the greatest treasure discovery of your life, so notably told in Fool's Paradise, Bobby McAllister discovers that one of his many collections could be a fake. This greatly disturbs him and sets into motion one of the most daring search efforts that is steeped in art, history, mystery and greed. With a passion to find the truth, he calls upon his friend Granger Lawton, and launches a most daring effort to find the ones responsible for this forgery. This now takes them from the shores of the Savannah River, to Paris; London and St. Petersburg, where he learns about the history of the Faberge' Eggs; the Romanov Dynasty; the involvement of KGB agents to flood the art world with fake treasures of art history. Tragedy strikes close to home as the search for truth reveals colossal fraud perpetrated by members of the nobility; elements of government; privateers and enemies of McAllister. An incredible discovery reveals the location of lost treasures at the mouth of the River of Dreams. A violent confrontation eliminates those responsible for this fake scheme and the recovery of the real Faberge' Eggs. This set into motion this incredible adventure, and finding the truth is now fulfilled.
Download or read book Facades written by Alex Marcoux and published by Bella Books. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She’s a singing sensation. She has a secret. When rumors about her private life send her CD sales plummeting, Anastasia is trapped with few options. Desperate, manager Sidney Marcum helps her star client concoct a façades to distract fans and media—and it seems to work…for a while. Sidney has skeletons of her own, life-threatening ones. She won’t tell, even though the compelling connection she feels to Anastasia makes her long for a happiness she can’t have. Instead, she puts on a brave front and hides her feelings to preserve her secrets. Outside forces create cracks in their façades until only Anastasia and Sidney can tell what’s real by what’s in their hearts. But some secrets come at immeasurable expense. Originally published by Alice Street Editions 2000.
Download or read book Adorned written by Gary Truslow and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2016-06-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Archon Of Boston sends Adorned necromancer Anastasia and Samuel's Chamberlain Rachel to catacombs beneath France to recover a hidden grimoire. An implacable hidden adversary stands ready to stop them at any cost.
Download or read book Siberian Treasure: A Marina Alexander Adventure written by C. M. Gleason and published by AVID PRESS. This book was released on 2015-03-05 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Gleason mixes historical mysteries with current events and exciting technology—creating a fast-paced story that takes you on an action-packed ride!” --New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon In the tradition of Clive Cussler comes the first novel in an exciting series of thrilling adventure, high-stakes international threats, and lost treasures.... Moscow, 1560: A lost Byzantine library...last seen in the possession of Russia's Ivan the Terrible... Siberia, 1942: A World War II female fighter pilot crashes in the mountains of Siberia and is taken away by a small, mysterious tribe... United States, 2007: Four simultaneous earthquakes erupt across the United States in areas without fault lines.... Marina Alexander lives for adventure. She pilots small planes in order to participate in search and rescue missions with her dog, deep in the most dangerous caves on earth. She also studies antiquities at the University of Michigan, and is just about to depart on the most important trip of her career when she is swept into an adventure of high-stakes, international intrigue--for little does she know, she has a connection to a dangerous group of eco-terrorists that will bring her face to face with them--and leave her with a terrible choice. From the deep, dangerous caves of mid-Pennsylvania to the southern shore of Lake Superior, to the desolate mountains of Siberia and the slick urban oil center of Riyadh, Siberian Treasure will take readers on a fast-paced, thrilling ride. "...there's nothing better than a book by [C.M.] Gleason!" --Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Download or read book To the Edge of Sorrow written by Aharon Appelfeld and published by Schocken. This book was released on 2020-01-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From "fiction's foremost chronicler of the Holocaust" (Philip Roth), here is a haunting novel about an unforgettable group of Jewish partisans fighting the Nazis during World War II. Battling numbing cold, ever-present hunger, and German soldiers determined to hunt them down, four dozen resistance fighters—escapees from a nearby ghetto—hide in a Ukrainian forest, determined to survive the war, sabotage the German war effort, and rescue as many Jews as they can from the trains taking them to concentration camps. Their leader is relentless in his efforts to turn his ragtag band of men and boys into a disciplined force that accomplishes its goals without losing its moral compass. And so when they're not raiding peasants' homes for food and supplies, or training with the weapons taken from the soldiers they have ambushed and killed, the partisans read books of faith and philosophy that they have rescued from abandoned Jewish homes, and they draw strength from the women, the elderly, and the remarkably resilient orphaned children they are protecting. When they hear about the advances being made by the Soviet Army, the partisans prepare for what they know will be a furious attack on their compound by the retreating Germans. In the heartbreaking aftermath, the survivors emerge from the forest to bury their dead, care for their wounded, and grimly confront a world that is surprised by their existence—and profoundly unwelcoming. Narrated by seventeen-year-old Edmund—a member of the group who maintains his own inner resolve with memories of his parents and their life before the war—this powerful story of Jews who fought back is suffused with the riveting detail that Aharon Appelfeld was uniquely able to bring to his award-winning novels.
Download or read book Haunted written by Joy Preble and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anne Michaelson is trying to forget everything that happened last year. But it's hard to do when her heart aches for Ethan and there's a wild-haired woman stalking her... Ethan Kosinsky is embracing his newfound mortality. But something is drawing him back to the girl he left behind—back to Anne and back to the magic... A mysterious stranger is hunting Anne wherever she goes. No one sees her but Anne. When she searches for the woman's identity, Anne exposes secrets about her own life— things that will change her life forever. And when the gorgeous Ethan returns, her life gets a lot more complicated. Anne thought her journey with the Romanov family had ended, but it was just the beginning... Praise for Dreaming Anastasia: "A ride of paranormal fantasy, contemporary and historical fiction, with a little bit of romance. It's the perfect blend."—Examiner.com "Dreaming Anastasia is a story of love and loss on many different levels. It was a wild, fun, and sweetly romantic ride."—Galleysmith.com "An intriguing tale of magic, tragedy, love, and betrayal...Be prepared to fall into this story...Lovers of fantasy and romance will not be disappointed..."—YABooksCentral.com
Download or read book Storm Keeper written by J. Henry Warren and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2001-07-23 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * * * * * 5 STAR REVIEW * * * * * STORM KEEPER "A MYSTERY THRILLER" By: J. Henry Warren Reviewed by: Molly Martin of Scribesworld 7/30/2001 Jake Turner is a tad nonplussed to discover his business bank account is down to zero. "If hes stolen from me again, Ill kill him." This Philly merger and acquisition man has been hard at work putting his personal and his professional life back together. Following Jakes divorce as well as the failure of his Wall Street career, Jake thought everything was at last beginning to come together. Due to a new alliance, he is again making money, more than he thought he might, and he has an odd but deliciously wealthy client. Things are looking up, Jake has not only gotten both his house and airplane back but his bank account has been filled with lots of money. Now Jakes partnership account is down to zero and Jake means to find out why. His search begins in Philadelphia, but ends up on the North Carolina coastal island of Ocracoke. Jake soon finds himself battling both the peculiarities inherent to violence and greed along with a Hurricane tracking straight for him. In STORM KEEPER J. Henry Warren has produced a riveting work filled with complicity, adventure, conflict, treachery and greed. This first novel page-turner will hold your interest from the opening lines right down to the last paragraph. STORM KEEPER is a novel filled with powerful, well-developed characters, absorbing plot twists that keep you breathless and clever, and credible dialogue. Writer Warrens Jake Turner character is a delight. Take a little of Steven Kings taut fear producing writing in tandem with Erle Stanley Gardner artifice and you will have an idea of the treat in store for you on the pages of STORM KEEPER. Those of us who particularly enjoy thrillers can only hope writer Warren is hard at work on another Jake Turner mystery/thriller for us. Delightful work, highly recommended. Reviewed by: Molly Martin http://www.scribesworld.com/reviews/ J. Henry Warren