Mark Bailey returns to Annapolis as a wealthy businessman. He also has a tragic past, which he wants to reconcile. His journey of redemption takes him from his air-conditioned offices to the sewers of the city. Instead of riches, he finds a mysterious banking enterprise executing illegal foreclosures. Eventually, he sells his business in pursuit of the redemption he so badly wants and is aided by an attorney he meets in Chincoteague, Virginia. Together they set out to expose the bank and force its executives into a class action suit. At the moment, he is about to spring his trap; however, he is greeted with disillusionment he never thought possible. Mark achieves redemption not by letting go of the past, but by having it let go of him. Redemption in Annapolis, by Bruce Green, is available at Hard Bean.
Patric LeClerc is surrounded by darkness. Blinded in a tragic accident years before, he does nothing but drive everyone away with his resentment over the life he's been cursed with. Everyone, that is, except Callie Carpenter. Desperate for a home and a job after the break-up of her dreadful marriage, she tries to restore Dark Gardens Plantation to its former glory. Patric lets his guard down and shows her that deep within, a spark of warmth and humanity still glows. Soon, she finds herself more interested in him as a man than a patient. When her ex threatens to take away her son, Callie and Patric join forces to try to save the boy. But can Patric's past ever allow him to see Callie's love for him, or will he drive her away as well, for having come too close to the true Patric LeClerc? Dark Shines My Love, by Alexis Hart is available at EchelonPress.com
Bright and inquisitive, Hannah Powers was raised by a father who treated her as if she were his son. While her beautiful sister, May, pushes the limits of propriety in their small English town, Hannah harbors her own secret: their father has given her an education forbidden to women. But Hannah's secret serves her well when she journeys to colonial Maryland to reunite with May, who has been married off to a distant cousin. As Hannah searches for May, who has disappeared, she finds herself falling in love with her brother-in-law. Alone in a wild land where the old rules no longer apply, Hannah is plagued by doubt as her quest for answers grows more disturbing and tangled. The Vanishing Point, by Mary Sharratt, is available at Amazon.com and at all major booksellers.
Readers will find this book informative and fascinating reading about French doll history of the 19th century up to 1925. This time period encompasses the pre-industrial era, the Industrial Revolution, the dawning of the 20th century, and post-WWI. Thousands of references to doll firms, inventors, stores, and actual dolls are arranged alphabetically within the 650 pages of this work, enabling collectors for the first time to research their antique doll treasures. Contains superb photographs of existing examples of actual dolls, many previously undocumented. More than 4000 illustrations and color photographs. The Encyclopedia of French Dolls, Volume II is edited in English by Florence Theriault and is available wherever fine books are sold.