segunda-feira, 29 de agosto de 2011

Lançamentos de Ficções - Agosto/2011 (EUA)

Olá, pessoal.

Estou num período de transição em minha vida e por isso não estou tendo muito tempo para ler ou escrever. Mas não temam. Não vou abandonar esse meu xodó que é o FE.
Trago nesse momento alguns lançamentos de agosto nos EUA. Sinopse em inglês.
Abraço a todos.

Out of Control by Mary Connealy

Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural worldaround her. She particularly enjoys her outings to the cavern near herfather's homestead, where she explores for fossils and formations, andplans to write a book about her discoveries. The cave seems plenty safe--until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses tofind her way out. Rafe Kincaid has spent years keeping his family's cattle ranch going, all without help from his two younger brothers, who fled the ranch--and Rafe's controlling ways--as soon as they were able. He's haunted by one terrible day at the cave on a far-flung corner of the Kincaid property,a day that changed his life forever. Ready to put the past behind him,he plans to visit the cave one final time. He sure doesn't expect tofind a young woman trapped in one of the tunnels--or to be forced tokiss her! Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he's everknown, but how can he overlook her fascination with the cave he despises? And when his developing relationship with Julia threatens hischance at reconciliation with his brothers, will he be forced to choose between the family bonds that could restore his trust and the love thatcould heal his heart?

A River to Cross by Yvonne Harris

Texas Ranger Jake Nelson patrols the U.S.-Mexico border, protectingthe settlers from cattle rustlers, outlaws, and bandits. Sparks flywhen Manuel Diego stirs up a revolt against the government, which leadsto the murder of a newspaperman, who is the son of a U.S. senator, andthe kidnapping of his sister, Elizabeth Madison, a journalist in themaking.With Elizabeth's photograph in hand--a dark-haired beauty with smilingeyes--Jake rides over the border to find her. After the Rangers defeatthe marauders and rescue Elizabeth, Jake is surprised to learn she'snot the spoiled daughter of a senator that he was expecting. In fact,he finds himself taken by her. And she by him.But the Mexicans won't give up that easily, as Elizabeth becomes thetarget of an all-out hunt. Leaving Elizabeth back at Fort Williams,Jake and his men set off again, this time to go after Diego himself--toapprehend him and his renegades and bring them all to justice.Meanwhile, Jake knows what's begun between him and Elizabeth isundeniable. Amid all the turmoil, Jake finally admits how much he lovesher. She tells him the same. Until now, they've lived in differentworlds, yet it is those differences that drew them together.

The Hardest Thing to Do by Penelope Wilcock

This latest in Wilcock's The Hawk and the Dove series takes readersinto the world of a fourteenth-century monastery struggling to forgivean old enemy seeking refuge. The first of three sequels to the celebrated The Hawk and the Dove trilogy takes place one year after theend of the third book, in the early fourteenth century. A peaceful monastery is enjoying its new abbot, who is taking the place of Father Peregrine, when an old enemy arrives seeking refuge. Reluctantly takingin Prior William, the upended community must address old fears and bitterness while warily seeking reconciliation. But can they reallytrust Prior William? In her fourth book in the series, Penelope Wilcock wrestles with the difficulties of forgiveness and the cautions ofbuilding trust. Taking the form of journal entries, her story willdelight the imaginations of readers captivated by a time and place fardistant from our current world. Her timeless themes, however, will challenge our prejudices today as we, along with her characters, areforced to ask ourselves, "What is the hardest thing to do?"

A Most Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson

An unlikely attraction occurs between two passengers on a steamboat journey up the Missouri River to Montana... She is a self-centered young woman from a privileged family who fears the outdoors and avoids anything rustic. He is a preacher living under a sense of duty and obligation to love the unlovable people in the world. She isn't letting anything deter her from solving a family mystery that surfaced after her mother's death. He is on a mission to reach the rejects of society in the remote wilderness regions of Montana. Miss Fannie Rousseau and Reverend Samuel Beck are opposites in every way... except in how they both keep wondering if their paths will ever cross again.

Dancing on Glass by Pamela Ewen

In the steamy city of New Orleans in 1974, Amalise Catoir sees Phillip Sharp as a charming, magnetic artist, unlike any man she has known. A young lawyer herself, raised in a small town and on the brink of a career with a large firm, she is strong and successful, yet sometimes too trusting and whimsical. Ama's rash decision to marry Phillip proves to be a mistake as he becomes overly possessive, drawing his wife away from family, friends, and her faith. His insidious, dangerous behavior becomes her dark, inescapable secret. In this lawyer's unraveling world, can grace survive Ama's fatal choice? What would you do when prayers seem to go unanswered, faith has slipped away, evil stalks, and you feel yourself forever dancing on shattered glass?

Ransome's Quest by Kaye Dacus

The pirate El Salvador has haunted the waters of the Caribbean for almost ten years. When he snatched Charlotte Ransome, it was a case of mistaken identity. Now Charlotte's brother, whose reputation in battle is the stuff of legend, is searching for him with a dogged determination. But another rumor has reached El Salvador's ears: Julia Ransome has been kidnapped by the man feared by all other pirates--the pirate known only as Shaw. The violent and blood-thirsty savage from whom El Salvador was trying to protect her. When word reaches William of Julia's disappearance, his heart is torn--he cannot abandon the search for his sister, yet he must also rescue Julia. Ned Cochrane offers a solution: Ned will continue the search for Charlotte while William goes after Julia. William's quest will lead him to a greater understanding of faith and love as he must accept help from sworn enemy and have faith that Julia's life is in God's hands.

Thunder in the Morning Calm by Don Brown

Lieutenant Commander 'Gunner' McCormick is assigned as an intelligence officer to Carrier Strike Force 10, being deployed to the Yellow Sea at the invitation of South Korea for joint exercises with the US Navy. During his pre-deployment briefing, he discovers a TOP-SECRET MEMO revealing rumors that the North Koreans may still be holding a handful of elderly Americans from the Korean War in secret prison camps. As it happens, Gunner's grandfather, who was a young marine officer in the Korean War, disappeared at Chosin Reservoir over 60 years ago and is still listed as MIA in North Korea. Sworn to silence about what he has read, the top-secret memo eats at him. Gunner decides to spend all his inheritance and break every military regulation in the book to finance his own three-man commando squad on a suicide mission north of the DMZ to search for clues about the fate of his grandfather. Risking his career, his fortune, and his life, Gunner will get his answers, or he will die trying. Don Brown is building a loyal fan base by writing what he knows best: thrillers with heart. A former Navy JAG officer and action officer in the Pentagon, Brown pens action-packed plots and finely-drawn characters that are credible and compelling. Thunder in the Morning Calm is a novel of bravery, duty, and family love that will keep readers of all ages reading straight through to the last page.

The Survivor by Shelley Shepard Gray

One of today's most beloved authors of inspirational Christian fiction, Shelley Shepard Gray completes her acclaimed Families of Honor series with The Survivor—a poignant and beautiful story of love and faith in a small Amish community. Delving once more into the lives of these devout and fascinating folk, as she did in her popular Sisters of the Heart and Seasons of Sugarcreek novels, Gray tells the story of a young Amish woman who has survived the ravages of cancer, but now longs for the love of the one man who can heal her lonely heart. Like Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall, Shelley Shepard Gray introduces readers to characters they will never forget as she masterfully depicts a world of simple living, abiding faith, and honest emotions.

2 comentários:

Cíntia Mara disse...

Mais livros para minha lista de desejados. Em agosto também foi lançado To Die For, da Sandra Byrd. Estou lendo agora e gostando muito, assim como o outro livro da autora que li, Let Them Eat Cake. Só acho uma pena que ela não seja muito conhecida por aqui.

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