It was once an unforgettable summer....
When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle strikes along with her kinfolk to Cape condo at the coast of Normandy, she's instantly taken by means of the wonderful thing about the place--its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets an area boy named Ishmael, and the 2 quickly fall in love. yet a depressing secret is ready to spread, related to a reclusive toymaker who lives in a big mansion jam-packed with mechanical beings and shadows of the past.
As unusual lighting fixtures shine in the course of the fog surrounding a small, barren island, Irene's more youthful brother goals of a gloomy creature hidden deep within the woodland. And whilst a tender woman is located murdered, her physique on the finish of a course torn throughout the woods by means of a immense, inhuman strength, Irene and Ishmael wonder--has a demonic presence been unleashed at the population of Cape condo? jointly, they will need to continue to exist the main terrifying summer season in their lives, as they struggle to piece jointly the numerous mysteries and secrets and techniques hidden in a city torn aside by way of tragedy, amidst a labyrinth of lighting fixtures and shadows.
Joseph M. Schuster’s soaking up debut novel resonates with the pull of lifelong desires, the edge of remorse, and the methods we outline ourselves opposed to doubtful twists of fate—perfect for lovers of Chad Harbach’s The paintings of Fielding.
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For Edward Everett Yates, break up seconds subject: definitely the right timing of hitting a low open air pitch, of stealing a base, of working down a fly ball. After a decade taking part in within the minor leagues—years after so much of his friends have given up—he’s nonetheless patiently watching for his probability on the majors. Then at some point he will get referred to as as much as the St. Louis Cardinals, and eventually the long run he sought after unfolds earlier than him.
yet yet one more cut up moment alterations every thing: In what must have been the sport of his lifestyles, he sustains a devastating knee harm, which destroys his specialist career.
Thirty years later, after sacrificing such a lot of opportunities—a profitable activity, relationships with ladies who enjoyed him, even the opportunity for a family—Edward Everett is just putting on because the supervisor of a minor league baseball workforce, nonetheless grappling with remorse over the alternatives he made and the lifestyles he nearly had. Then he encounters players—one tremendous yet undisciplined, the opposite keen yet unremarkable—who convey him that his maximum contribution may possibly are available the final position he ever expected.
jam-packed with ardour, ambition, and probability, The may need Been maps the profound and unpredictable moments that modify our lives without end, and the impossible to resist strength of a moment chance.
Praise for The may need Been
“The attempt to maintain the culture of the nice American baseball novel gets an honorable enhance with this meticulously peopled story of possibilities lost.”—The long island instances ebook Review
“Eventually, we all need to grapple our might-have-beens. this is often the relocating tale of a guy whose probability for baseball stardom led to a split-second twist of fate, and it resonates a ways past the baseball field.”—Reader’s Digest
“A wonderful debut . . . a beautiful, poignant, heartbreaker of a baseball novel, pretty much as good as final year’s hyped The paintings of Fielding and extra literary than Grisham’s Calico Joe.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“A grand slam!”—San Antonio Express-News
“The may have Been is ready the carry baseball could have on those that play it, yet it’s additionally approximately reputation, and persistence, and the fight to understand whilst to fold ’em, and whilst to run.”—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“A remarkable tale that is going past the game and offers with promise and aspirations, goals and disappointments . . . by no means brain even if you're a baseball fan. it is a rattling fantastic read.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred evaluation)
By Maya Banks
The Kelly workforce overseas (KGI): A super-elite, best mystery, family-run business.
Qualifications: excessive intelligence, rock-hard physique, army background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap sufferer restoration. Intelligence amassing. dealing with jobs the U.S. govt can’t…
Over the years, Donovan Kelly has fought relentlessly for justice, ladies and kids constantly maintaining a different position in his center. operating part by way of facet together with his brothers, Donovan has witnessed firsthand the toll it’s taken—physically, mentally, and emotionally—on his household, and the blameless lives stuck within the crossfire. What he by no means expects is for his subsequent venture to ensue correct on his domestic turf—or for it to take a really own turn.
Picturesque Kentucky Lake is the best position for a soul looking for secure harbor. a gorgeous stranger has arrived—desperate, breathless, and at the run from a dismal previous ultimate in on her and the more youthful siblings she has vowed to guard. Donovan needs to now draw on each source at his disposal—if he desires to retailer a girl and the kids who may perhaps end up to be his future.
By Nalini Singh
A Psy-Changeling novel from the New York Times bestselling writer of Shards of Hope,Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian..."the alpha writer of paranormal romance" (Booklist).
Though DarkRiver sentinel Mercy is feeling the strain to mate, she savagely resists while Riley Kincaid, a lieutenant from the SnowDancer pack, attempts to own her. the matter isn't really easily that he pushes her buttons; the matter is that he is a wolf, she's a cat, and they are either used to being on top.
But whilst a super changeling researcher is abducted from DarkRiver territory, Mercy and Riley needs to interact to trace the younger guy - prior to his shadowy captors make a decision he is not helpful. alongside the way in which, the 2 dominants may possibly locate that filing to each other uncovers not only a dangerous conspiracy, yet a keenness so uncooked that it will go away them either branded via fire...
From the number one New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance,”* a wounded warrior and a lady at the run locate salvation, ardour and unbelievable probability within the ghostly darkness of the Carpathian Mountains…
Monk. Bounty hunter. Vampire slayer. Andre Boroi has spent centuries fighting the undead, maintaining out opposed to the darkish with honor. yet now, gravely wounded via grasp vampire Costin Popescu, Andre might be effortless to trace. His merely likelihood is to vanish into the grey mist of the Carpathians. to attend. To hope.
within the mountains looking for a helpful crystal, geologist Teagan Joanes unexpectedly reveals herself hunted via these she as soon as relied on. Then she comes around the warrior—wounded, short of and impossible to resist. Andre has been yearning her for an eternity: his lifemate. Her heat envelops him. Her odor pulsates. And with each beat of her middle, Teagan surrenders to a keenness she can’t in all probability understand…
*J. R. Ward
By Susan Mallery
Locked in an unforeseen land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped within the one position he vowed by no means to come back to—the fort Ranch in Fool's Gold, California. He made thousands dealing with ruthless adversaries within the boardroom, yet not anything could've ready him to head head-to-head opposed to obdurate, appealing Heidi Simpson. not anyone is extra stunned than Rafe to find that he is discovering Heidi—and existence as a cowboy—much extra compelling than he desires to admit.
For Heidi, the fortress Ranch is the house she's continuously sought after. After a lifestyles at the highway, the vivacious blonde has ultimately positioned down roots. She will not supply that up and not using a struggle, no longer even for a guy whose late-night kisses make her yearn to be a bit less…wholesome.
As the 2 flip from passionate adversaries to passionate, interval, they are going to become aware of that summer season love can final a lifetime.
By Jennifer Lewis
A guess so much Wild
With companies to beat in Singapore and a centuries-old relatives heirloom to discover in Scotland, investor James Drummond is not any stranger to a problem. yet making the mysterious Fiona Lam his represents his riskiest energy play but. while he bargains her the moon and stars, Fiona counters with a suggestion of her own—a wager, to be exact.
Winning a high-stakes horse race opposed to James is Fiona's most sensible probability at reclaiming her family's factory…and her father's honor. Seducing James is simply a method to that end…until they turn out in mattress jointly! Then all bets are off….
By Denise A. Agnew
Trapped among merciless mom and dad and the necessity to cover her present of moment sight from suspicious villagers, Adrenia Tertia Brigomalla walks a line as skinny because the threads she weaves. the necessity for independence burns fierce in her center, yet now not as sizzling as her unforeseen allure to a Roman soldier who involves the village looking for a deserter.
By Catherine Coulter
In April 1831, her grace Corinne Monroe desires her widowed son, Lord Julian, to marry her top friend’s daughter, omit Sophie Wilkie. Julian final observed Sophie whilst she was once twelve years previous, silent, thin, and consistently observing him. although, his mom is not anything if now not persuasive, and Julian reluctantly accompanies her to London to fulfill the younger woman. And he is aware that no matter what occurs isn’t going to be strong. Lord Devlin Monroe, Julian’s nephew, is particularly keen on his fascinating acceptance in society: he delights, he frightens, he brings on scrumptious shudders. He’s having fun with a very friendly bachelor existence till omit Roxanne Radcliffe and her niece, omit Sophie Wilkie, seem in London society, and he without notice unearths himself brooding about how he can have loved nighttime on my own. Julian and Devlin needs to detect what quite occurred 3 years past while Julian’s first spouse, Lily, used to be came upon lifeless. in the event that they don’t discover the reality, their lives may be ruined. and there's one other, much more perfidious, probability that lurks within the shadows, ready.