The Promise of Stardust

  • Filename: the-promise-of-stardust.
  • ISBN: 9780062194183
  • Release Date: 2013-02-05
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Priscille Sibley
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

Priscille Sibley’s The Promise of Stardust is a haunting and unforgettable debut novel about life and death and love, set against a moral dilemma that may leave you questioning your own beliefs. Matt Beaulieu has loved Elle McClure since he was two years old. Now married and expecting their first child, Elle suffers a fatal accident. To keep the baby alive, Matt goes against his wife’s wishes and keeps his wife on life support. But Matt’s mother thinks that Elle should be euthanized, and she’s ready to fight for what she believes is the right thing. A stunning, compassionate examination of one of the most intricate ethical issues of our time, The Promise of Stardust, will stay with you, long after the last page has been read.

The Promise of Stardust

  • Filename: the-promise-of-stardust.
  • ISBN: 0062269909
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 402
  • Author: Priscille Sibley
  • Publisher:

When a tragic accident leaves Elle brain-dead, Matt is devastated. Though he cannot bear losing her, he knows his wife, a thoughtful and adventurous scientist, feared only one thing: a slow death. Just before Matt agrees to remove Elle from life support, the doctors discover that she is pregnant. Matt knows how much this child would have meant to Elle. Linney, Matt's mother, believes her son is blind with denial. She insists that Elle would never want to be kept alive by artificial means, no matter what the situation.


  • Filename: stardust.
  • ISBN: 006256434X
  • Release Date: 2016-09-27
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher: William Morrow

Now a major motion picture—this charming fairy tale by the #1 New York Times bestselling author, weaves a magical story set long ago in the tiny English village of Wall, a place where things are not quite what they seem. Go and catch a falling star . . . Tristran Thorn promises to bring back a fallen star for his beloved, the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester—and crosses the wall that divides his English country town from another, more dangerous world of lords and witches, all of them in search of the star. Rich with adventure and magic, Stardust is one of master storyteller Neil Gaiman's most beloved tales. “Eminently readable—a charming piece of work.” —Washington Post Book World “Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Of Scars and Stardust

  • Filename: of-scars-and-stardust.
  • ISBN: 9780738743783
  • Release Date: 2014-10-08
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Andrea Hannah
  • Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

After the attack that leaves her little sister, Ella, close to death in a snowy cornfield, Claire Graham is sent to live with her aunt in Manhattan to cope. But the guilt of letting Ella walk home alone that night still torments Claire, and she senses the violence that preyed on her sister hiding around every corner. Her shrink calls it a phobia. Claire calls it the truth. When Ella vanishes two years later, Claire has no choice but to return to Amble, Ohio, and face her shattered family. Her one comfort is Ella’s diary, left in a place where only Claire could find it. Drawing on a series of cryptic entries, Claire tries to uncover the truth behind Ella’s attack and disappearance. But she soon realizes that not all lost things are meant to be found.

Art of Falling

  • Filename: art-of-falling.
  • ISBN: 1402285191
  • Release Date: 2014-01-28
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Kathryn Craft
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Now that her dreams are in tatters, Penny must find a way to rebuild what is broken Penelope Sparrow, a 28-year-old dancer, has spent her entire life focusing on the perfection of her body. But when she wakes up in a Philadelphia hospital unable to move after a near-fatal accident, she can't remember the events leading up to her crushing 14-story fall. Now, with a second chance at life, Penny must find a way to reconnect with her past and come to terms with the limitations of her body. This is a masterful portrayal of a young woman trying to understand her own past and begin again, beautifully expressing the language of dance and broken dreams.

You Are Stardust

  • Filename: you-are-stardust.
  • ISBN: 0750296577
  • Release Date: 2016-04-21
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Elin Kelsey
  • Publisher: Wayland

People are nature. From the water we drink to the trees we climb, we are connected to the natural world in big and surprising ways. With simple, poetic text, and exquisite artwork, You Are Stardust introduces kids to these connections - sparking their imaginations and starting conversations. Combining the ideas of environmental author and educator Elin Kelsey with inventive, three-dimensional dioramas by artist Soyeon Kim, this remarkable picture book reveals ties that are often sensed, yet seldom explained. Children will learn that the salt in their body is the same as the salt in the ocean, that they learned to speak in the same way that baby birds do - by copying their parents, and that elephants, bats and whales make friends, just like they do. In a world dominated by technology, never have these connections between people and nature been more worth exploring.

Riding Lessons

  • Filename: riding-lessons.
  • ISBN: 9781743433430
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Sara Gruen
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Once a world-class equestrienne with dreams of Olympic glory, a tragic accident changed Annemarie's life forever. Twenty years later she returns home with a troubled teenager in tow and glimpses a white striped gelding that sparks an obsession that could shatter her fragile world. A beautifully moving and hopeful novel of second chances from the best selling Author of Water For Elephants.

Dreams Of Stardust

  • Filename: dreams-of-stardust.
  • ISBN: 9781440627934
  • Release Date: 2005-03-29
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Publisher: Penguin

At last, USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland delivers her newest time travel romance. In the 1200s, Amanda of Artane has one summer to choose from her suitors--and find love forever.

A Sliver of Stardust

  • Filename: a-sliver-of-stardust.
  • ISBN: 9780062291578
  • Release Date: 2015-10-20
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Marissa Burt
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

From Marissa Burt, author of Storybound, comes a richly imagined middle grade fantasy loosely inspired by the rhymes of Mother Goose. Full of magic and mystery, A Sliver of Stardust is the perfect adventure for fans of A Wrinkle in Time or The Emerald Atlas. Wren Matthews thought she’d outgrown nursery rhymes a long time ago. But that was before she knew that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds were the key to an ancient, hidden magic. Wren’s discovery catapults her into a world of buried secrets, strange dreams, and a mountain fortress under an aurora-filled sky. But just as she starts to master her unique abilities, her new world begins to crumble around her . . . and only she can save it.

Dangerous Promises

  • Filename: dangerous-promises.
  • ISBN: 9780751553802
  • Release Date: 2015-09-10
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Roberta Kray
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

When Sadie Wise strikes up a seemingly innocent conversation with a stranger on a train, the only thing on her mind is finding her husband Eddie and making him sign their divorce papers. She tells Mona that Eddie has been avoiding her for years but now Sadie knows where he is, she can finally be free from him. In Sadie's mind, it's a throwaway moment. In Mona's mind, Sadie is asking Mona to do something very dangerous for her. That one chance encounter sets off a chain of events involving murder, deception and danger and Sadie soon realises that Mona has taken their meeting very seriously. Because now Mona is everywhere and she won't leave Sadie alone until she's fulfilled her side of their 'deal' . . .

The Good Dream

  • Filename: the-good-dream.
  • ISBN: 9781250011503
  • Release Date: 2012-07-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Donna VanLiere
  • Publisher: Macmillan

In this full-length novel from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series Donna VanLiere has written a beautifully rendered and poignant story about one woman's unlikely path to motherhood and the healing power of love. Tennessee, 1950: Still single and in her early thirties, Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid; a label she takes with good humor and a grain of salt. But when her mother dies, leaving her to live alone in the house she grew up in, to work the farm she was raised to take care of, she finds herself lost in a kind of loneliness she hadn't expected. After years of rebuffing the advances of imperfect, yet eligible bachelors from her small town, Ivorie is without companionship with more love in her heart and time on her hands than she knows what to do with. But her life soon changes when a feral, dirty-faced boy who has been sneaking onto her land to steal from her garden comes into her life. Even though he runs back into the hills as quickly as he arrives, she's determined to find out who he is because something about the young boy haunts her. What would make him desperate enough to steal and eat from her garden? But what she can't imagine is what the boy faces, each day and night, in the filthy lean-to hut miles up in the hills. Who is he? How did he come to live in the hills? Where did he come from? And, more importantly, can she save him? As Ivorie steps out of her comfort zone to uncover the answers, she unleashes a firestorm in the town-a community that would rather let secrets stay that way. This pitch perfect story of redemption and the true meaning of familial love is Donna VanLiere at her very best.

Love of the Game

  • Filename: love-of-the-game.
  • ISBN: 9780062311443
  • Release Date: 2016-04-26
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Lori Wilde
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

A sexy sports superstar discovers his body isn’t the only thing that needs healing in this newest Stardust, Texas novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde. With major league good looks and talent, Dallas Gunslingers relief pitcher Axel Richmond was living the good life. Even if the roar of the crowd could never distract him from the loss of his young son. But now with an injured shoulder and his career on the line, Axel is stuck recuperating at a ranch in Stardust, Texas . . . striking out only with his gorgeous physical therapist. Kasha Carlyle has one week to get Axel back in action or she can kiss her much-needed job with the Gunslingers goodbye. And any chance to seek custody of the orphaned half-sister she never knew existed. She quickly learns that Axel’s guarded heart also needs healing . . . requiring all kinds of sneaky plays and sexy moves in extra innings. Praise for Lori Wilde’s Stardust, Texas Series and Love Of The Game “Amusing, passionate, and rampant with sexual tension, this magic dusted escapade is just plain fun and a wonderful harbinger of things to come. Wilde is an expert at developing endearing Texas communities and here gives fans another one to savor.”—Library Journal “[A] sweet and sexy story of first love, small towns, and family.”—Booklist “Wilde brings readers to Stardust, Texas, where baseball and romance are the name of the game . . . Wilde has another winner.”—RT Book Reviews

Leaving Berlin

  • Filename: leaving-berlin.
  • ISBN: 9781471137075
  • Release Date: 2014-11-06
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Joseph Kanon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Berlin 1949. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment - to spy on the woman he left behind, the only woman he has ever loved. Changing sides in Berlin is as easy as crossing a sector border. But where do we draw the lines of our moral boundaries? Betrayal? Survival? Murder? Filled with intrigue and the moral ambiguity of conflicted loyalties, Leaving Berlinis a compelling thriller and a love story that brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life.

Three Hens and a Peacock

  • Filename: three-hens-and-a-peacock.
  • ISBN: 1561455644
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Lester L. Laminack
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

When life on the Tucker farm is disrupted by the arrival of a peacock, whose shrieking and strutting bring many welcome visitors, the hens complain that they are doing all of the work until the hound suggests a trade.

The Star Touched Queen

  • Filename: the-star-touched-queen.
  • ISBN: 9781489219565
  • Release Date: 2016-11-21
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Roshani Chokshi
  • Publisher: Harlequin Enterpises AU

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen? Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire... But Akaran has its own secrets – thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most ... including herself.

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