The Angels’ Share
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|Author||: Ellen Crosby|
|Editor||: Minotaur Books|
Ellen Crosby pours up another corking mystery with The Angels' Share, an intriguing blend of secret societies, Prohibition bootleg wine, and potentially scandalous documents hidden by the Founding Fathers, all of which yield a vintage murder. When Lucie Montgomery attends a Thanksgiving weekend party for friends and neighbors at Hawthorne Castle, an honest-to-goodness castle owned by the Avery family, the last great newspaper dynasty in America and owner of the Washington Tribune, she doesn’t expect the festive occasion to end in death. During the party, Prescott Avery, the 95-year old family patriarch, invites Lucie to his fabulous wine cellar where he offers to pay any price for a cache of 200-year-old Madeira that her great-great-uncle, a Prohibition bootlegger, discovered hidden in the US Capitol in the 1920s. Lucie knows nothing about the valuable wine, believing her late father, a notorious gambler and spendthrift, probably sold or drank it. By the end of the party Lucie and her fiancé, winemaker Quinn Santori, discover Prescott’s body lying in his wine cellar. Is one of the guests a murderer? As Lucie searches for the lost Madeira, which she believes links Prescott’s death to a cryptic letter her father owned, she learns about Prescott’s affiliation with the Freemasons. More investigating hints at a mysterious vault supposedly containing documents hidden by the Founding Fathers and a possible tie to William Shakespeare. If Lucie finds the long-lost documents, the explosive revelations could change history. But will she uncover a three hundred-year-old secret before a determined killer finds her?
|Author||: J.R. Ward|
#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series—a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity, while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation… In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder… No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle—as well as with his former horse trainer’s daughter. Meanwhile, the family’s financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself. Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family’s demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior...or the worst of all the sinners?
|Author||: J. R. Ward|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
"When Edward Baldwine is arrested for his father's murder, life for the Baldwine family is thrown into disarray. Tensions at Easterly, the family estate, are already high--the family's bourbon business is hanging on by a thread and Miss Aurora, head of Easterly's kitchen and surrogate mother of the Baldwine children, is in the ICU. Lane Baldwine, the younger and more successful of the Baldwine siblings, has taken control of the Bradford Bourbon Company with Lizzie, head of staff at Easterly, by his side. The two struggle to keep spirits up at the estate. But when a shocking family secret is revealed, Lane begins to uncover the truth about their father's death and makes a discovery that could irrevocably alter their family's fate" --
|Author||: James Markert|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
“Folksy charm, an undercurrent of menace, and an aura of hope permeate this ultimately inspirational tale.” —Booklist From award-winning author James Markert comes a Southern tale of fathers and sons, young romance, revenge and redemption, and the mystery of miracles. Now that Prohibition has ended, what the townspeople of Twisted Tree, Kentucky, need most is the revival of the Old Sam Bourbon distillery. But William McFee knows it’ll take a miracle to convince his father, Barley, to once more fill his family’s aging house with barrels full of bourbon. When a drifter recently buried near the distillery begins to draw crowds of pilgrims, the McFees are dubious. Yet miracles seem to come to those who once interacted with the deceased and to those now praying at his grave. As people descend on the town to visit the “Potter’s Field Christ,” William seeks to find the connection between the tragic death of his younger brother and the mysterious drifter. But as news spreads about the miracles at the potter’s field, the publicity threatens to bring the depth of Barley’s secret past to light and put the entire McFee family in jeopardy. “Distinguished by complex ideas and a foreboding tone, Markert’s (A White Wind Blew) enthralling novel captures a dark time and a people desperate for hope.” —Library Journal “Mysterious, gritty and a bit mystical, Markert’s entertaining new novel inspires the question of ‘What if?’ Many characters are nicely multilayered, providing a good balance of intrigue and realism. The fascinating glimpse into the process of distilling bourbon—and the effect of the Prohibition on Kentucky and its bourbon families—adds another layer to the story.” —RT Book Reviews
|Author||: Kayte Nunn|
|Editor||: Black Inc.|
When something is taken away, it can make what’s left all the sweeter – in winemaking, they call it the ‘angels’ share’. Mattie Cameron thinks she’s got it all figured out: an impressive career in London, a gorgeous boyfriend and brilliant friends. But after a freak skiing accident leaves her with serious injuries, a broken heart and a job she can no longer do, moving back to Australia to recuperate at her brother Mark’s winery in the Shingle Valley seems like the only option. Meanwhile, Mark is preoccupied with a catastrophic threat to the future of the valley, and his partner, Rose, is juggling the demands of her burgeoning restaurant and being a stepmother, all the while secretly longing for a child of her own. As Mattie’s injuries heal, she begins to wonder where her future might lie, especially when she finds herself struggling with her growing feelings for winemaker Charlie Drummond – who happens to be engaged to someone. Featuring the cherished cast of characters from Rose’s Vintage, this new tale of life and love in the spectacular Shingle Valley is set to charm and delight.
|Author||: Paul Laverty,Ken Loach|
|Editor||: Route Publishing|
A bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. On community service Robbie meets Rhino, Albert and Mo for whom work is little more than a distant dream. Little did Robbie imagine that turning to drink might change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world.
|Author||: James Markert|
Some believed he was the second coming of Christ. William wasn t so sure. But when that drifter was buried next to the family distillery, everything changed. Now that Prohibition has ended, what the townspeople of Twisted Tree, Kentucky, need most is the revival of the Old Sam Bourbon distillery. But William McFee knows it ll take a miracle to convince his father, Barley, to once more fill his family s aging house with barrels full of bourbon. When a drifter recently buried near the distillery begins to draw crowds of pilgrims, the McFees are dubious, but miracles seem to come to those who once interacted with the deceased and to those now praying at his grave. As people descend on the town to visit the Potter s Field Christ, William seeks to find the connection between the tragic death of his younger brother and the mysterious drifter. But as news spreads about the miracles at the Potter s Field, the publicity threatens to bring the depth of Barley s secret past to light and put the entire McFee family in jeopardy. The Angels Shareis a story of fathers and sons, of young romance, of revenge and redemption, and the mystery of miracles."
|Author||: Satyajit Sarna|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
'They called what they had lost the angel's share. They believed that an angel would take a little of their drink and, in exchange, bless the rest of it with a celestial flavour.' Zorawar Chauhan lives two lives. In one, he has the big-money corporate law job he used to dream of. To the young lawyer, the world tenders an endless promise of wealth and privilege. In the other life - the one in his head - he is haunted by the ghosts of a past from which he is not yet free. He relives his life on the colourful campus of the National Law School, Bangalore, playing football, getting stoned, getting into trouble and falling in and out of love. And above all, he remembers the loss of his friend, the charismatic Sasha Kapur. The Angel's Share is a story of loss and wisdom - dark, funny and relentlessly honest about youth and ambition.
|Author||: Aura D’Amato|
|Editor||: Balboa Press|
Angels are with you in every moment of your life! The angelic messages in this book reveal the powerful meaning of “I love me” and how it can bring victorious and joyful living to your life and to the world. Angels are with you in every moment and have God’s authority to assist you in all areas of your life. They bring God’s power to uplift your spirit and heal your body. They inspire wisdom and light the path before you. Angels can do mighty things, for God is their source of power and love. The angelic messages in this book are intended for people from all walks of life. This book can help you to understand the power of God’s love that is within you to realize your dreams for an abundant, prosperous, peaceful, and joyful way of living. Open this inspirational book and learn from the angels the power that comes from saying “I love me.” Learn how truly loved and magnificent you are. It can bring forth Divine love into your life and into the world.
|Author||: Jo Goodman|
|Editor||: Kensington Publishing Corp.|
USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a deliciously wicked tale of forbidden desire that knows no limits. . . Olivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne'er-do-well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts. Olivia accepts her fate--even if it means that her reputation will suffer from living among rogues and gamblers. But when she meets the sexy and mysterious Griffin Wright-Jones, Viscount Breckenridge, Olivia has more than just her good name to worry about--for he rouses in her wanton thoughts she's never dared entertain--until now. . . Griffin wears the scars of his life on his striking face. Although he wants Olivia like no other woman before, he doesn't force her to share his bed--a difficult task considering how beautiful she is. But with each passing night, Griffin and Olivia's resolve weakens until finally they take their greatest gamble on one night of reckless pleasure. . . Praise for Jo Goodman's If His Kiss Is Wicked. . . "Authentic characters and a thrilling story line will keep readers smiling and guessing."--Publishers Weekly
|Author||: Ellen Crosby|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Returning to her Virginia vineyard home after the unexpected death of her father, Lucie Montgomery is dismayed by her father's gambling debts, which are complicated by the discovery that someone had a lot to gain from her father's death and the sale of his winery. Reprint.
|Author||: Shawn Smucker|
It was the summer of storms and strays and strangers. The summer that lightning struck the big oak tree in the front yard. The summer his mother died in a tragic accident. As he recalls the tumultuous events that launched a surprising journey, Samuel can still hardly believe it all happened. After his mother's death, twelve-year-old Samuel Chambers would do anything to bring her back. Prompted by three strange carnival fortune-tellers and the surfacing of his mysterious and reclusive neighbor, Sam begins his search for the Tree of Life--the only thing that could possibly bring his mother back. His quest to defeat death entangles him and his best friend Abra in an ancient conflict and forces Sam to grapple with an unwelcome question: could it be possible that death is a gift? Haunting and hypnotic, The Day the Angels Fell explores the difficult questions of life in a voice that is fresh, friendly, and unafraid. With this powerful story, Shawn Smucker has carved out a spot for himself in the tradition of authors Madeleine L'Engle and Lois Lowry.
|Author||: H. A. Baker|
|Editor||: Trumpet Press|
What happens after you die? What is Heaven like? What do angels do? This book describes the visions of many believers including General William Booth the founder of the Salvation Army.
|Author||: Kenny Kemp,Graham Lironi,Peter Shakeshaft|
The remarkable inside story of Archangels, the oldest and one of the biggest business angel syndicates in the world. In 1992, angel investment was unheard of in the business community in Scotland... yet just a quarter of a century later, Archangels has led investment of over £220m into more than 80 early-stage companies, helping many of them grow into flourishing enterprises. This book uncovers the unique business relationship between Archangels' founders Barry Sealey and Mike Rutterford, and follows their groundbreaking journey to the present day. Providing invaluable advice for would-be investors, The Archangels' Share tells of successes and failures along the way, explores just how they formed such a successful business angel syndicate, and explains why Scotland has emerged as a global leader in angel investing. And it reveals the energy, passion and skill of two extraordinary men who created an international phenomenon. Praise for Kenny Kemp: Scottish Business Writer of the Year 2001, 2003, 2010. "One of the business reads of the year." Sunday Times "A must-read for business managers." The Scotsman Praise for Graham Lironi: "Intelligent, original" AL Kennedy "A slick, unfussy writer who keeps things moving." Sunday Herald
|Author||: Rayme Waters|
"Born into a tumultuous world of neglectful bohemian parents and an overbearing grandmother, Cinnamon Monday lives through an imagination inspired by the nineteenth-century heroines she admires. As she grows older, and her make-believe worlds are not enough to protect her, she descends into drug addiction and eventual resignation. When this finally leads her to be physically beaten near the point of death, she is saved by a compassionate neighbor named Sam who gives Cinnamon the opportunity to reclaim her life. Now, working at Sam's vineyard in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley, Cinnamon Monday attempts to put her life in order, find the will to overcome past demons, and utilize her strengths to live a positive, successful life on her own terms."--P.  of cover.
|Author||: Trish McCallan|
|Editor||: Montlake Romance|
Faith Ansell could never be mistaken for an action hero. The scientist is content in her lab, working with her team on life-changing discoveries. But when a mysterious organization captures her colleagues, she s forced to flee for her life with SEAL Team 7. Lieutenant Seth Rawls Rawlings, ST7 s corpsman, hasn t been himself since a near-death experience in the Sierra Nevadas. He s tense and distracted, and the team caught him arguing with himself loudly. Despite his erratic behavior, Rawls is the only one Faith feels comfortable confiding her life-threatening secret in. But Rawls has a secret of his own: his wasn t the only spirit to return to the physical plane when he was resuscitated. At first, Rawls assumed the ghost he saw and heard meant he was having a complete mental breakdown. But the apparition soon becomes convincingly real, and what s more, he may be the key to the conspiracy looming over them. Rawls had better act quickly because ST7 s race to save their reputations and Faith s life is on."
|Author||: Laurence Shames|
Three love stories. Two worlds. Six characters trying bravely, if not always wisely, to make their romantic destinies come out right—if not in this lifetime, well, maybe in the next.Set partly in Santa Barbara, CA and its nearby wine country, and partly in a mysterious yet strangely believable version of the Afterlife, this big-hearted and redemptive novel employs a light touch in treating serious themes of family damage, second chances, and forgiveness.Darcy Barnett—a gifted chef on the brink of thirty, with issues when it comes to trusting men—meets Paul DeFiore, a 34-year old winemaker with family burdens of his own. They are so right for each other that it terrifies them both. Hugh Barnett—Darcy's father, a charming philanderer whose wandering ways created Darcy's mistrust in the first place—is determined to help them get together. Inconveniently, he's no longer among the living; no matter, he has two compelling reasons to find a way. He needs to be reconciled with his daughter before he can rest easy, and he's hoping, in the Afterlife, for a rapprochement with Sheila, the wife he cheated on and failed to appreciate, and who divorced him back on Earth. Along the way, he also meets Manny Klein, whose tragedy was meeting the love of his life too soon, and who for half a century has been hoping to see his soul-mate Emma again—somehow, somewhere, anywhere.Powerfully romantic, often funny, THE ANGELS' SHARE interweaves the stories of these three sets of lovers. It taps into the universal yearning to believe that those who were most important in our lives are never altogether gone; that death is not oblivion, but a state in which people can finally tell the truth because the truth no longer hurts; and that love will conquer all--given enough time.
|Author||: Dilruba Ahmed|
|Editor||: University of Pittsburgh Press|
This collection juxtaposes text from Google Search autocomplete with the intimate language of prayer. Corporate jargon co-exists with the incantatory and ancient ghazal form. Ahmed’s second book of poetry explores the terrain of loss—of a beloved family member, of human dignity & potential, of the earth as it stands, of hope. Her poems weave mourning with the erratic process of healing, skepticism with an unsteady attempt to regain faith. With poems that are by turns elegiac, biting, and tender, Bring Now the Angels conveys a desire to move toward transformation and rebirth, even among seemingly insurmountable obstacles: chronic disease, corporate greed, environmental harm, and a general atmosphere of anxiety and violence. BRING NOW THE ANGELS To test your pulse as you sleep. Bring the healer the howler the listening ear— Bring an apothecary to mix the tincture— We need the salve the tablet the capsule of the hour— Bring sword-eaters and those who will swallow fire— Fetch the guardian to flatten the wheelchair, to hoist it toward heaven: the public shuttle awaits the ceaseless trips to the clinic. To the bedside manner summon witness: this medic’s disdain toward patients the physician’s dismissal of pain— And call the druggist, again, to drug us senseless— Bring a nomad to index our debts tuck each invoice into broken walls of regret— Call the cleric the clerk the messengers divine—
|Author||: Patricia A Lather|
Based on an interview study of 25 Ohio women in HIV/AIDS support groups, this is a study of how the women make sense of the disease in their lives. The book combines data, method, analysis and interpretation.