Keywords: war stories
Year of publication: 2005
A mothers love, a daughters courage and their unwavering faithECHOES PRAISE FORDANIELLE STEELSteel pulls out all the emotional stops. She delivers.Publishers WeeklySteel is one of the bestLos Angeles TimesThe worlds most popular author tells a good, well-paced story and explores some important issues. Steel affirms life while admitting its turbulence, melodramas, and misfiring passions.BooklistDanielle Steel writes boldly and with practiced vividness about tragedyboth national and personal with ...
Keywords: 1939-1945 1939-1945 - Underground movements 1939-1945 - Women 1940-1945 American Catholics Christian converts from Judaism Concentration camp escapes Concentration camp inmates Contemporary Fiction France France - History - German occupation General Historical Historical fiction Jewish Love stories Mothers and daughters Nuns Romance War & Military War stories Women Women - Europe World War
Philip K Dick
Year of publication: 1953
TONY and the BEETLES by Philip K. Dick Reddish-yellow sunlight filtered through the thick quartz windows into the sleep-compartment. Tony Rossi yawned, stirred a little, then opened his black eyes and sat up quickly. With one motion he tossed the covers back and slid to the warm metal floor. He clicked off his alarm clock and hurried to the closet. It looked like a nice day. The landscape outside was motionless, undisturbed by winds or dust-shift. The boys heart pounded excitedly. He pulled his ...
Keywords: Boys -- Fiction Racism -- Fiction Science fiction Short Stories Space colonies -- Fiction War stories
Sir Walter Scott
Year of publication: 2004
OLD MORTALITY by Sir Walter Scott EDITORS INTRODUCTION TO OLD MORTALITY. The origin of Old Mortality, perhaps the best of Scotts historical romances, is well known. In May, 1816, Mr. Joseph Train, the gauger from Galloway, breakfasted with Scott in Castle Street. He brought gifts in his hand,a relic of Rob Roy, and a parcel of traditions. Among these was a letter from Mr. Broadfoot, schoolmaster in Pennington, who facetiously signed himself Clashbottom. To cleish, or clash, is to flog, in Scots. ...
Keywords: 1679 -- Fiction Battle of Bothwell Bridge Historical fiction Scotland Scotland -- History -- 1660-1688 -- Fiction War stories
Year of publication: 1998
MISTRESS WILDING By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. POT-VALIANCE Then drink it thus, cried the rash young fool, and splashed the contents of his cup full into the face of Mr. Wilding even as that gentleman, on his feet, was proposing to drink to the eyes of the young fools sister. The moments that followed were full of interest. A stillness, a brooding, expectant stillness, fell upon the companyand it numbered a round dozenabout Lord Gervases richly appointed board. In the soft candlelight the oval ...
Keywords: Adventure stories Historical fiction Love stories War stories