Our latest batch of NOOK First titles offers a truly interesting range of books - from a fantastical tale of a teenage girl who learns that she is the heir to a highly-coveted magical throne, to a captivating reimagining of the adult lives of Mark Twain's classic adventurers Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Start with the four books below, and make sure to check out the entire NOOK First collection here.
Caroline Ellis' sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn’t until Caroline begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth of her heritage is revealed.
Devilyn is the only Fae who is both of the Light and of the Dark, and struggles to maintain that precarious balance to avoid succumbing to the power of the Dark within him. He is the only one who can save Caroline from those who would destroy her and destroy all hope for unity among the Fae. He promises Caroline that he will protect her at all costs, even when it means protecting her from himself.
Burdened with a devastating secret, the former mistress of an American president chooses a young woman named Reebie Mahoney as her confessor. There is only one condition: Reebie has to come meet with her immediately – tonight.
Standing outside the woman's apartment building in the swanky Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, Reebie hears a scream followed by a gunshot. When the door is finally opened, Reebie is horrified to realize that the woman lying dead on the floor is not a stranger.
Within hours, the building is swarming with police and Reebie is their murder suspect. As she is dragged into a terrifying world where past and present collide, someone – a mobster, a television star, maybe Reebie herself – is going to die.
Three men come together in the town of Redemption Colorado, each for his own purpose. Huck Finn is a famous lawman not afraid to use his gun to protect the weak. He has come to right a terrible wrong. After his wife’s death, Tom Sawyer does not want to live anymore; he has come to die. The third man, the Laramie Kid, a killer Huck and Tom befriended years earlier, has come to kill a man.
For these three men, Death is a constant companion. For these three men, it is their last chance for redemption.
In 1928, Rose Wilder Lane—world traveler, journalist, highly-paid magazine writer—returned from an Albanian sojourn to her parents’ Ozark farm. Almanzo Wilder was 71 and Laura 61, and Rose felt obligated to stay and help. Then came the Crash. Rose’s investments vanished and the magazine market dried up. That’s when Laura wrote “Pioneer Girl,” her story of growing up in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, on the Kansas prairie, and by the shores of Silver Lake. The rest is literary history. But it isn’t the history we thought we knew.
Based on the unpublished diaries of Rose Wilder Lane and other documentary evidence, A Wilder Rose tells the surprising true story of the often strained collaboration that produced the Little House books—a collaboration that Rose and her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, concealed from their agent, editors, reviewers, and readers. Acclaimed author Susan Wittig Albert follows the clues that take us straight to the heart of this fascinating literary mystery.
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