Download and read online Echo Lake in PDF and EPUB While restoring a stately country home, Heather Sloan encounters a man from her past, Diplomatic Security Service agent Brody Hancock, who has taken a sudden interest in her, causing her to suspect that he is up to something.
Download and read online Carla Neggers Swift River Valley Series Volume 2 in PDF and EPUB Return to the charming New England town of Knights Bridge. Continue the stories in this box set from New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers, where second chances and unexpected romance are set against the beautiful backdrop of Swift River Valley. ECHO LAKE Heather Sloan has landed her dream job renovating a stately country home. For once, she’s in charge of a project for her family’s business. Brody Hancock never planned to return to town after his hasty exit at age eighteen, but a friend needs his help. Staying at the guest house makes it impossible for Brody to avoid running into Heather at every turn. Seeing her again has affected him more than he wants to admit. But Heather is wary of Brody’s sudden interest in her, and she suspects there’s more to his homecoming than he’s letting on… Originally published in 2015 A KNIGHTS BRIDGE CHRISTMAS Clare Morgan is ready for a fresh start with her young son, and is settling into her new job as the local librarian. Then she meets Logan Farrell, a Boston doctor in town to help his elderly grandmother settle into assisted living. He doesn’t plan to stay for long, but when his grandmother insists that he decorates her house on the village green one last time, Logan desperately looks to Clare for help. As they get the old house ready for the holidays, what neither of them expects to find is an attraction to each other…or the hope of new possibilities. Originally published in 2015 THE SPRING AT MOSS HILL Kylie Shaw carefully guards her privacy in the refurbished nineteenth-century hat factory loft where she lives and works as children’s author and illustrator. Then California private investigator Russ Colton moves in. Russ is trying to keep his friend, an eccentric Hollywood costume designer, out of trouble. Kylie’s opposition to converting part of the old factory into a theater makes it extra challenging. But his bigger task is getting Kylie to let loose a little. Still, they have more in common than anyone would ever expect; they’re both looking for a place to belong. Originally published in 2016
Download and read online Red Clover Inn in PDF and EPUB New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers delivers an irresistible story about love, family and finding a place to call home.. Marine archaeologist Charlotte Bennett is no stranger to risk, but her dives into sunken wreckage are always meticulously planned. However, being the maid of honor in her cousin Samantha's English wedding gives her a new perspective on her life as a nomad who's given up on romance altogether. Though an encounter with roguish wedding guest Greg Rawlings leaves her unsettled, the other people she meets make a trip to the tranquil town of Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, enticing. Acting on impulse, Charlotte offers to house-sit at Red Clover Inn while Sam and Justin Sloan are away on their honeymoon. The quaint inn isn't open to the public yet and Charlotte will have quiet time to plan her next project. It might also give her a chance to see how her cousin found love and a sense of family. But the peace is immediately disrupted when Greg shows up at the inn. The Diplomatic Security Service agent lives a dangerous life, and he, too, wants to clear his head before his next assignment. Juggling work, raising his two teenage children and nursing a wounded heart has left him jaded, and the last thing he expects is to find himself falling for the willful Charlotte. As the attraction between them flares, Charlotte realizes she might be in too deep. And each of them must decide if they can put love first before it's too late.
Download and read online A Knights Bridge Christmas in PDF and EPUB New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers celebrates the joy and romance of Christmas in New England Clare Morgan is ready for a fresh start when she moves to the small Massachusetts town of Knights Bridge with her young son, Owen. Widowed for six years, Clare settles into her job as the town's new librarian. She appreciates the warm welcome she and Owen receive and truly enjoys getting the library ready for its role in the annual holiday open house. Clare expects to take it slow with her new life. Then she meets Logan Farrell, a Boston ER doctor in town to help his elderly grandmother settle into assisted living. Slow isn't a word Logan seems to understand. Accustomed to his fast-paced city life, he doesn't plan to stay in Knights Bridge for long. But Daisy Farrell has other ideas and enlists her grandson to decorate her house on the village green one last time. Logan looks to Clare for help. She can go through Daisy's book collection and help him decorate while she's at it. As Clare and Logan get his grandmother's house ready for the holidays, what neither of them expects to find is an attraction to each other. Better than most, they know all the crazy things that can happen in life, but everything about Knights Bridge and this magical season invites them to open themselves to new possibilities…and new love.
Download and read online The Spring at Moss Hill in PDF and EPUB New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns to charming Swift River Valley, where spring is the time for fresh starts and new beginnings… Kylie Shaw has found a home and a quiet place to work as an illustrator of children's books in little Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. No one seems to know her here—and she likes it that way. She carefully guards her privacy in the refurbished nineteenth-century hat factory where she has a loft. And then California private investigator Russ Colton moves in. Russ is in Knights Bridge to keep his client and friend, eccentric Hollywood costume designer Daphne Stewart, out of trouble. Keeping tabs on Daphne while she considers starting a small children's theater in town doesn't seem like a tough job until he runs into Kylie. Her opposition to converting part of the old hat factory into a theater is a challenge. But his bigger challenge is getting Kylie to let loose a little…like the adventurous characters she depicts in her work. Kylie and Russ have more in common than they or anyone else would ever expect. They're both looking for a place to belong, and if they're able to let go of past mistakes and learn to trust again, they might just find what they need in Knights Bridge…and each other.
Download and read online Secrets of the Lost summer in PDF and EPUB Join New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers with the first book in her fan—favorite Swift River Valley series A wave of hope carries Olivia Frost back to her small New England hometown nestled in the beautiful Swift River Valley. She’s transforming a historic home into an idyllic getaway—picturesque and perfect, if only the absentee owner will fix up the eyesore next door… Dylan McCaffrey’s ramshackle house is an inheritance he never counted on. It also holds the key to a generations-old lost treasure he can’t resist any more than he can resist his new neighbor. Against this breathtaking landscape, Dylan and Olivia pursue long-buried secrets and discover a mystery wrapped in a love story…past and present.
Download and read online Christmas at Carriage Hill in PDF and EPUB Celebrate the holidays with this magical Swift River Valley novella from New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers When fashion designer Alexandra Rankin Hunt is asked to create the dresses for Olivia Frost's Christmas wedding in tiny Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, she jumps at the chance. She's certain she'll never get to design one for herself—not with her history of falling for the wrong men. Ian Mabry, the sexy fighter pilot whose bravery reminded her of her beloved great-grandfather, was the worst yet. To Alexandra's surprise, Ian is also at Carriage Hill, Olivia's picturesque country inn. And if anyone can charm his way into a wedding, it's him. Ian wants more than an invitation—he's determined to find a way back into Alexandra's life. Don't miss Echo Lake, the next novel in Carla Neggers' unforgettable Swift River Valley series.
Download and read online That Night on Thistle Lane in PDF and EPUB New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns with the second book in the Swift River Valley series, That Night on Thistle Lane, following Secrets of the Lost Summer. More than just make-believe Librarian Phoebe O'Dunn deals in stories, but her passion for history has taught her that happy endings are rare. Her life in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, is safe and uneventful…until she discovers the hidden room. Among its secrets is a cache of vintage clothing, including a spectacular gown-perfect for a gala masquerade in Boston. In the guise of a princess, Phoebe is captivated by a handsome swashbuckler who's also adopted a more daring persona. Noah Kendrick's wealth has made him wary, especially of women: everybody wants something. When Noah and Phoebe meet again in Knights Bridge, at first neither recognizes the other. And neither one is sure they can trust the magic of the night they shared—until an unexpected threat prompts them to unmask their truest selves. After all, it takes more than just the right costume to live out your personal fairy tale. It takes heart…and the courage to be more than you ever dreamed.
Download and read online Stonebrook Cottage in PDF and EPUB When everyone is keeping secrets, it's impossible to know who to trust To put her life back in perspective, Kara Galway has moved home to Texas after years in New England. The up-and-coming defense attorney intends to concentrate on her career and spend time with her Texas Ranger brother. But fate has something else in store. While Kara is devastated to learn her former mentor, Connecticut governor Mike Parisi, has died suddenly, she's pleased for her best friend, Allyson Stockwell, the new governor. Then Allyson's children show up at Kara's Texas home. They are terrified—and hiding something. Afraid for themselves and their mother, they are certain the circumstances of Mike's death are suspicious. Kara must return with the children to Allyson's home, Stonebrook Cottage, to unravel what exactly is going on. Are the children really in danger? What secret is Allyson hiding? And then there's Sam Temple, the Texas Ranger Kara has fallen head over heels in love with. Sam has followed her to Connecticut and has no intention of leaving without her. Kara must uncover the truth if she is going to protect the people she loves.
Download and read online Revolution on the Hudson New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence in PDF and EPUB The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War. No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River, and the surrounding counties. Political and military leaders on both sides viewed the Hudson River Valley as the American jugular, which, if cut, would quickly bleed the rebellion to death. So in 1776, King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a grand rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and every other patriot leader shared the king’s fixation with the Hudson. Generations of American and British historians have held the same view. In fact, one of the few things that scholars have agreed upon is that the British strategy, though disastrously executed, should have been swift and effective. Until now, no one has argued that this plan of action was lunacy from the beginning. Revolution on the Hudson makes the bold new argument that Britain’s attempt to cut off New England never would have worked, and that doggedly pursuing dominance of the Hudson ultimately cost the crown her colonies. It unpacks intricate military maneuvers on land and sea, introduces the personalities presiding over each side’s strategy, and reinterprets the vagaries of colonial politics to offer a thrilling response to one of our most vexing historical questions: How could a fledgling nation have defeated the most powerful war machine of the era? George C. Daughan—winner of the prestigious Samuel Eliot Morrison Award for Naval Literature—integrates the war’s naval elements with its political, military, economic, and social dimensions to create a major new study of the American Revolution. Revolution on the Hudson offers a much clearer understanding of our founding conflict, and how it transformed a rebellion that Britain should have crushed into a war they could never win.
Download and read online Carla Neggers Swift River Valley Series Volume 1 in PDF and EPUB Welcome to the charming New England town of Knights Bridge in the Swift River Valley! Discover the stories in this box set from New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers. Secrets of the Lost Summer Olivia Frost is back in her small hometown to transform a historic house into an idyllic getaway. Picturesque and perfect—if only the absentee owner will fix up the eyesore next door.… Dylan McCaffrey’s ramshackle house is an inheritance he never counted on. It also holds the key to a generations-old lost treasure he can’t resist…any more than he can resist his new neighbor. Originally published in 2012 That Night on Thistle Lane Librarian Phoebe O’Dunn’s life is safe and uneventful…until she discovers a secret cache of vintage clothing, including a spectacular gown perfect for a gala masquerade. In the guise of a princess, Phoebe is captivated by a handsome swashbuckler. When Noah and Phoebe meet again, neither one is sure they can trust the magic of the night they shared—until an unexpected threat prompts them to unmask their truest selves. Originally published in 2013 Cider Brook Samantha is a treasure hunter who has returned to Knights Bridge to solve a 300-year-old mystery and salvage her good name. And the good-looking, bad-boy firefighter who rescues her from an abandoned old New England cider mill just happens to be Justin Sloan, who knows a secret about Samantha’s past. But just because he doesn’t trust her doesn’t mean he can resist her. Originally published in 2014 Christmas at Carriage Hill Alexandra Rankin Hunt is in tiny Knights Bridge to create the dresses for Olivia Frost’s Christmas wedding. To Alexandra’s surprise, Ian Mabry, the sexy fighter pilot who was her worst heartbreak yet, is also at the country inn. If anyone can charm his way into a party, it’s him. Ian wants more than an invitation—he’s determined to find a way back into Alexandra’s life. Originally published in 2014
Download and read online Letting Swift River Go in PDF and EPUB Relates Sally Jane's experience of changing times in rural America, as she lives through the drowning of the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts to form the Quabbin Reservoir.
Download and read online Wicked River in PDF and EPUB A riveting narrative look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America's historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the 19th century. Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River brings to life a place where river pirates brushed elbows with future presidents and religious visionaries shared passage with thieves. Here is a minute-by-minute account of Natchez being flattened by a tornado; the St. Louis harbor being crushed by a massive ice floe; hidden, nefarious celebrations of Mardi Gras; and the sinking of the Sultana, the worst naval disaster in American history. Here, too, is the Mississippi itself: gorgeous, perilous, and unpredictable. Masterfully told, Wicked River is an exuberant work of Americana that portrays a forgotten society on the edge of revolutionary change.
Download and read online To The River in PDF and EPUB To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One idyllic, midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked Woolf's river from source to sea. The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love.
Download and read online Cold Ridge in PDF and EPUB A murderous plan is put in motion…with stakes higher than anyone can imagine. Award-winning photographer Carine Winter does whatever it takes to get the perfect shot. So she accepts the job of photographing Sterling Rancourt's historic Boston home knowing she's taking a risk—she could run into Tyler North, the pararescuer who all but left her at the altar a year ago. Then Carine finds a body in Rancourt's house—and the prime suspect in the murder is Tyler North's best friend. When Tyler hears about the murder, he rushes to see his friend Manny, expecting him to ask for help. Instead, Manny urges Tyler to protect Carine, to take her back to Cold Ridge and away from the temptation to meddle in a murder investigation. What Tyler learns is that Carine's at the center of a deadly game. And the only person she can trust is the person she vowed never to trust again: him. But they're running out of time—because a killer has followed them to Cold Ridge…