Monday, July 30, 2012
Exciting New Titles in Large Print
From the internationally bestselling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph.
The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words “I was told that my father was killed in the war.” A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he’s left school. But then an unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys’ school, and his life will never be the same again.
As he enters into adulthood, Harry finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question, was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line?
This introductory novel in Archer’s ambitious series The Clifton Chronicles includes a cast of colorful characters and takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford or join the navy and go to war with Hitler’s Germany. From the docks of working-class England to the bustling streets of 1940 New York City, Only Time Will Tell takes readers on a journey through to future volumes, which will bring to life one hundred years of recent history to reveal a family story that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined.
(Oregon Files Series #8)
Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.
A devastating new weapon unleashed in thirteenth-century China...a daring rescue in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border...a woman gone missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar...for Cabrillo and his crew, all of these events will come together-leading to the greatest threat against U.S. security that the world has ever known.
(Robert Langdon Series #3)
WHAT IS LOSE...
WILL BE FOUND.
In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling - a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths...all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.
As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object - artfully encoded with five symbols - is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation...one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.
When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon - a prominent Mason and philanthropist - is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations - all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.
(Lonestar Series #4)
Eden's hope is rekindled when Clay delivers astounding news: their daughter has been found. Five years ago Eden and Clay Larson’s baby was stolen and never found. Eden blamed herself, Clay lost himself in work. Their young and rocky marriage ended. Or so Eden thought. Now Eden’s moved to a new town. She’s found faith and is trying to rebuild her life. She’s even dating again—a sweet guy who plans to marry her someday. But then Clay arrives out of the blue and delivers shocking news: they’re still married. What’s more, Clay has been searching for Brianna all this time. And he believes he’s found her: their daughter is in Bluebird, Texas, at a youth ranch.
To uncover the truth, Eden and Clay sign on as counselors at Bluebird Ranch. Working together, they rediscover their love for each other. But danger is closing in—Eden, Clay, and their young charges are in jeopardy. As they fight to save their family, Eden realizes that God has been fighting for them all along. And His plans are for a more abundant life than they’ve dared to hope.
(Lonestar Series #1)
In the quiet safety of the Bluebird Ranch, old promises resurface and unexpected love brings new hope. Though tragedy has wrecked her life, Allie Siders holds on to the hope that her five-year-old daughter, Betsy, will speak again.
But with a stalker out for revenge, all Allie can think about now is their safety. She must sever all ties and abandon life as she knows it. She heads to the peaceful Bluebird Ranch, nestled deep in Texas hill country, and to the only person who can help them. The ranch is a sanctuary for abused horses, and also for troubled youths: the perfect place for Betsy to grow and recover. Ranch owner Elijah DeAngelo eagerly welcomes the duo. But Rick Bailey—the ranch foreman and DeAngelo’s right hand man—hasn’t decided to let his guard down... yet.
Promises made long ago soon force Rick and Allie to work together to escape danger. Will they discover love along the way?
(Lonestar Series #2)
Picking up where Lonestar Sanctuary left off, this stirring novel follows Shannon Astor on her return to southwest Texas’ majestic Big Bend. Set to serve as the town’s veterinarian and to care and train a group of wild mustang horses, Shannon believes she’s finally found the space to get her life back on track.
Then she catches a glimpse of Jack MacGowan, the man who ruined her life years before. But even more shocking is the sight of Jack’s 5-year-old daughter Faith, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Shannon’s own 5-year-old girl Kylie. Is it possible that their similarities could be more than just coincidence? Could Faith be Kylie’s twin sister, the daughter that Shannon has believed to be dead for all these years?
As the truth emerges that Faith is indeed Shannon’s daughter, Shannon finds herself in a dangerous and growing confrontation with Mary Beth, the woman she thought was her best friend. Soon everyone is forced to take sides resulting in an unlikely arrangement between Shannon and Jack to protect their daughters and themselves.
(Jake Grafton Series #7)
Stephen Coonts' bestelling novels takes readers into the heart of harrowing, pulse-pounding action, whether on land, on sea, or in the air. Now, this master of full-tilt, blockbuster suspense turns into a lush setting 90 miles from U.S. soil. In Cuba, Fidel Castro lies dying. Human sharks are circling. And one man has his finger on the trigger of a weapon that will change everything...
Admiral Jake Grafton is overseeing a shipment of nerve gas being transferred for a top-secret U.S. stockpile at Guantanamo Bay. But a power struggle inside Cuba has ignited an explosive plot and turned a horrific new weapon on the U.S. Now, Jake must strap himself into the cockpit of a new generation of American aircraft and fly blind into the heart of an island that is about to blow--and take the whole world with it...
Horse trader Will Summers wasn’t looking to be anybody’s hero, let alone stop a bank robbery led by the son of Gunn Point’s most powerful man. He’d rather hit the trail than try to take on the rest of the robbers, who are hell-bent on skinning his hide. But when the local sheriff is injured and his deputy outmatched, Will knows that things are only going to get worse. With an enigmatic gunhand as his only ally, Will is going to have to outshoot—and outwit—a gang of vengeful cutthroats if he wants to make it out of Gunn Point alive...
Farmer John Sexton's big fist bulged tight around fifteen silver dollars -- a lethal weight that was sure to do the job. When Sexton hit him, Irv Stalcup went down with the blow like a poleaxed steer. "That does it", thought Sexton, as he quietly dropped the coins in his pocket. But, suddenly, the crowd gasped. Stalcup was getting up Sexton watched in horror as Irv started to move forward. The man was built like a stud horse and had a disposition that was twice as mean. "My God", choked Sexton. "Now he's coming to kill me."
Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a rising member of Parliament, a man who has everything . . . except a wife. So he begins a search for his ideal bride -- a malleable, gently bred young lady -- and thinks he has met his perfect match. However, he finds an obstacle in his path, the young lady's beautiful, strong-minded aunt, Caroline Sutcliffe.
Once one of London's foremost diplomatic hostesses, Caro has style and status -- and she realizes her young niece is all wrong for Michael. This handsome, aristocratic man needs someone of strength, wit, and sensuality by his side. Someone more like . . . her.
Suddenly, Michael senses that he has found his ideal bride -- Caro! Persuading her to accept his hand in marriage will take every ounce of his seductive charm. He tempts and tantalizes Caro beyond all reason -- but can he convince her that becoming his wife will bring her all that her heart desires . . . and more?