The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly´s popular Charlie Parker series. It is spring, and the semi-preserved body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie Castin to shadow the police investigation and find the infant, but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in more than a missing child, someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake. And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring. For a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman . . .
New York Times Best Seller A Skimm Reads Pick An NPR Best Book of 2017 From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie´s letter of response. Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions--compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive--for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can ´´allow´´ women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
She´s all work and no play. He´s an expert at fun. Their romance could be the biggest game of all. Paul Monroe thinks the best way to a woman´s heart is through her funny bone. But not everyone in his antique toy business appreciates his playful attitude. After his assistant leaves, he hopes a temp agency can find the perfect replacement. But when he meets the agency´s beautiful straight-laced boss, he makes it his personal mission to flip her frown upside down. Bette Wharton can´t afford to lose a client. So when she notices the high turnover rate for assistants sent to a toy shop masquerading as an office, she rolls up her suit sleeves to get to the heart of the problem. But the no-nonsense businesswoman may have finally met her match when she squares off against Paul´s office shenanigans. Working side-by-side, Bette starts to let her hair down? and let love in. With both businesses on the line, can Paul and Bette learn to fuse their leadership styles and their hearts? Prelude to a Wedding is the first book in a charming contemporary romantic comedy series. If you like quirky characters, magnetic chemistry and light-hearted antics, then you´ll love Patricia McLinn´s irresistible love story. Readers react to Prelude to a Wedding: ´´Excellent´´ ... ´´Cute´´ ... ´´I recommend this one´´ - Amazon reviews ´´Another lovely story well up to Patricia McLinn´s high standards´´ ? ´´Opposites attract and both bring special gifts´´ ? ´´Funny yet romantic ... Enjoyed every page.´´ - 5-star reviews More 5-star reviews for The Wedding Series: ´´A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!´´ ´´Perfect. The characters were multi-dimensional and played off each other in warm, thoughtful, loving ways. Each couple faced a different situation and overcame their obstacles together and with the insightful comments of their friends. ... Heart-warming.´´ ´´Fun and serious all at the same time. Love how the friends intertwine and add new along the way. It was refreshing to read the different stories and having them all come together. Really enjoyed this series!´´ ´´Full of warmth, understanding of human nature, and great characters. They are connected, following the lives of college friends, and by the time you are finished, you feel as if you are a part of their extended circle. A dash of sex here, but not to the point that it overshadows the well thought out storylines. Definitely a feel good experience.´´ ? ´´Great love stories! ? Must read all books in the series! ? I laughed and cried!´´ Get all the books in Patricia McLinn´s Wedding Series today! Prelude to a Wedding Wedding Party Grady´s Wedding The Runaway Bride The Christmas Princess -- Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess) The Surprise Princess -- Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince) The Forgotten Prince If you like Patricia´s wedding romance stories, try her Marry Me series now! Wedding of the Century The Unexpected Wedding Guest A Most Unlikely Wedding Baby Blues and Wedding Bells