ALEX AWARD WINNER FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD ´´Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely.´´-Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant Esther Ann Hicks-Essie-is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She´s grown up in the spotlight, idolized and despised for her family´s fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. So when Essie´s mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she immediately arranges an emergency meeting with the show´s producers. Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Pass the child off as Celia´s? Or do they try to arrange a marriage-and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their love story to the media through exclusive interviews with the infamously conservative reporter Liberty Bell, Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?
Finalist for the 2018 New England Book Award ´´Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely.´´ (Chris Bohjalian, New York Times best-selling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant) A captivating novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the story of the 17-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family´s hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart. Esther Ann Hicks - Essie - is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She´s grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family´s fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie´s mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show´s producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia´s? Or do they try to arrange a marriage - and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media - through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell - Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Whom can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robbie Daymond, Tara Sands, Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006168/bk_rand_006168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trouble on the Books:A Castle Bookshop Mystery Crooked Lane Books Essie Lang
When sassy heiress, Tari Essien, needs a place to escape the pressures of the hounding press, she turns to Kola Banks, a deeply scarred ex-soldier who´s also the Essien chief of security. Kola can´t offer Tari anything more than his protection. She´s family for goodness sake, even if they share no blood ties. It´s a weekend of lessons for both of them. Together they can´t avoid the explosive heat that sizzles between them, nor help pushing each other´s boundaries physically as well as emotionally. But when the weekend ends and Tari´s life is in danger, will Kola put his body as well as his heart in the line of fire to keep her safe? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Carlos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075842/bk_acx0_075842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Essie Lang?s series debut is perfect for fans of Lorna Barrett, Vicki Delany, and book lovers everywhere.Rookie bookstore owner Shelby Cox must hit the books to learn the ropes before she loses a killer in the stacks.Shelby Cox never intended to become a bookseller, so when the former editor returns to her hometown of Alexandria Bay, nestled in upstate New York?s breathtaking Thousand Islands region, to take over her aunt?s bookstore, she has no idea what to expect. To her amazement, she discovers that she now owns a fifty-percent share in Bayside Books, and will also run the store?s second location in the majestic castle on nearby Blye Island.But just as Shelby is gearing up for the start of the tourist season, the Castle volunteer coordinator is found murdered in the nearby Grotto. Castle caretaker Matthew Kessler is suspect number one, but Shelby thinks the killing may be connected to an earlier era, when violence among Prohibition-era smugglers was rampant in the region. As Shelby launches her own investigation, handsome and unnerving Special Agent Zack Griffin of the Coast Guard Investigative Services tries to quell her smuggling theory and keep her safe. But Shelby is determined to summon all her savvy as a book editor to plot the murder?and find the killer before he strikes again?in Trouble on the Books, Essie Lang?s clever and captivating series debut.
Essie´s Roses:A Novel Michelle Muriel
STORIES FROM THEIR FORMER LIVES Louise Williams fights for a career in Shepherd´s Bush, London, only to stumble into the man of her dreams. Alicia Brennan explores Phunphin, Thailand, escaping her past, escaping into another world . . . but will love ever truly leave her alone? In searing temperatures, Lan Niu patrols Buñol; Spain, running security during the annual Tomatina festival. But can she stay focused, professional when thrown together with a dashing colleague? From New Delhi, India, Kyra Singh files reports for an array of respected media outlets. However, a routine assignment takes a sudden twist when the new photographer arrives . . . In Sydney, Australia, Mackenzie Angliss comes to terms with her parents´ death. But as her world collapses a perfect stranger awakens her passion once more. Before The Moon: The Lunar Lovescape Prologues
The Ruination of Essie Sparks:Wild Western Rogues Series, Book 2 Barbara Ankrum
Dear Senator:A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond HarperCollins e-books Essie Mae Washington-Williams, William Stadiem