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Off The Page

Jodi Picoult PART ONE Just because you’ve picked up this book, you know, doesn’t mean it belongs to you. Quite a lot went on before you even arrived. There was a spark of an idea one day, which ignited into a fire of imagination. Each lick of flame burned a line of text, spreading from…

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Between The Lines

Jodi Picoult The Beginning  Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a brave king and a beautiful queen, who were so much in love that wherever they went, people stopped what they were doing just to watch them pass. Peasant wives who were fighting with their husbands suddenly forgot the…

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The Italian’s Revenge

Michelle Reid CHAPTER ONE STEPPING out of her son’s bedroom, Catherine closed the door just as quietly as she could, then wilted wearily back against it. Santo had gone to sleep at last, but she could still hear the heart-wrenching little sniffles that were shaking his five-year-old frame. It really could not go on, she…

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House Of Glass

Michelle Reid CHAPTER ONE Sitting with her hands twisted tightly together on her lap, Lily stared blank-eyed at her stark utilitarian surroundings. Grey painted walls. A pair of nondescript blue and grey curtains covering the window. Blue vinyl-covered chairs placed neatly around a small teak coffee-table scattered with old, well fingered magazines and a cup…

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Match Me If You Can

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Book donated by a fellow reader ❤ Thank You J! Chapter One If Annabelle hadn’t found a body lying under “Sherman,” she wouldn’t have been late for her appointment with the Python. But dirty bare feet stuck out from beneath her nana’s ancient Crown Victoria. One extremely cautious glance under the car…

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This Heart Of Mine

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Book donated by a fellow reader ❤ Thank You J! ❤ Chapter One Daphne the Bunny was admiring her sparkly violet nail polish when Benny the Badger zoomed past on his red mountain bike and knocked her off her paws. “Oh, you pesky badger!” she exclaimed. “Somebody needs to squeeze the air…

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The Stephanides Pregnancy

Lynne Graham Chapter One CHRISTOS STEPHANIDES had never been into women in uniform. Had he been, the world would certainly have known about it for the tabloid press reported his every move. A startlingly handsome Greek tycoon with a legendary appetite for super fast cars, luxury homes and dazzlingly beautiful women, Cristos was hotter than…

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The Marriage Arrangement

Helen Bianchin  CHAPTER ONE  The grey skies held a heavy electric potency that threatened to unleash cacophonous fury at any moment.  Hannah turned on the car’s lights, and flinched as a fork of lightning rent the skyline, followed seconds later by a roll of thunder.  She could almost smell the imminent onset of rain, and…

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A Hidden Witch

Debora Geary Chapter 1 It wasn’t the first time in her life Elorie had wished for magic of her own, and it likely wouldn’t be the last. “Sean James O’Reilly, you’ll be walking the plank, matey.” The illusion spell that had just turned her into a pirate came complete with growly voice and glinting teeth,…

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A Modern Witch

Debora Geary Chapter 1 “I like the lingerie, Nell. Can I meet the woman it fits?” “What?” Nell was trying to debug a couple of uncooperative lines of code, and her brother Jamie wasn’t making any sense. “I’m standing beside a giant bra, available in eggplant, chocolate, and ruby. Says it’s size 34D, but either…

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To Love A Witch

Debora Geary Chapter 1 Jake stood in front of the sign for the Franklin County Youth Detention Center and sighed. How come he got all the juvenile delinquent witches? Being a monitor for the Witch Sentinel System was supposed to be a life of excitement and reward. At least that’s what his recruiter Duncan had…

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Fancy Pants

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Prologue “Sable sucks,” Francesca Serritella Day muttered under her breath as a series of strobes flashed in her face. She ducked her head deeper into the high collar of her Russian fur and wished it were daytime so she could slip on her dark glasses. “That’s not exactly a popularly held opinion,…

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The Unclaimed Baby

Melanie Milburne CHAPTER ONE BRONTE was doing a hamstring stretch at the barre when she heard the studio door open. She looked in the wall-to-ceiling mirror, her heart screeching to a halt when she saw a tall dark figure come in behind her. Her eyes flared in shock, her hands instantly dampening where they clung…

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His Poor Little Rich Girl

Melanie Milburne CHAPTER ONE RACHEL had waited for over an hour to meet with the proposed financial backer of her fashion label. She still hadn’t quite got in front of the jet lag and had to fight to keep her eyes open on the magazine she was leafing through as she waited in the plush…

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Caroline

Anne Mather CHAPTER ONE ADAM STEINBECK strode swiftly through the swing glass doors of the Steinbeck Corporation Building in Park Lane. A big man with broad shoulders, dressed in a dark suit and a sheepskin overcoat, he looked powerful and assured. As he paused for a moment to light a cigar, his keen eyes surveyed…

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The Trophy Husband

Lynne Graham CHAPTER ONE SARA paid off the taxi in a breathless rush and raced up the stairs to the flat she shared with Antonia. Had they been burgled? Had someone in the family had an accident? Worse still, had something happened to Brian? Her imagination had gone into overdrive since she had received Antonia’s…

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The Marriage Betrayal

Lynne Graham PROLOGUE ‘I DON’T do English country weekends,’ Sander Volakis informed his father without hesitation. With difficulty, Petros Volakis mustered a diplomatic smile, wishing for the hundredth time since the death of his eldest son that he had devoted a little more time and attention to his awkward relationship with his younger one. After…

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