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Reinos de Cristal: La comitiva del milagro (Spanish Edition)

by Encarna Abad

SINOPSIS: 
Una comitiva se dirige al reino de Portugal con una misión: Traer una nueva esposa para el príncipe Enrique de Castilla.
Su padre, el rey Juan II, quiere zanjar el fracaso de un primer matrimonio baldío.
En el camino de vuelta se cruzan con la voluntad inquebrantable de un muchacho portugués que busca el saber de la ciencia� y con la mano de Dios, en forma de Milagro�
Muere Juan II y el nuevo rey, Enrique IV necesita un heredero al trono de Castilla.
Las dificultades continúan y las intrigas se apoderan de la corte� ¿Cómo hacer que Enrique y Juana engendren un hijo?

LA AUTORA:

Encarna Abad, nacida en Madrid y Licenciada en Historia, es miembro del Comité de Expertos del Patrimonio Histórico y Cultural del Proyecto Europeo de las Universidades Andaluzas.

Desarrolla su profesión dedicada a la docencia en diversas instituciones: Cátedra de Elio Berhanyer de Moda, de la Universidad de Córdoba y el Centro de Innovación Tecnológica del Textil de Andalucía, donde como vicepresidenta realiza diversos proyectos. Ha dirigido el Centro de Enseñanzas Técnicas Superiores en Diseño de Málaga y desempeñado cargos en diversas asociaciones profesionales y empresariales, siendo miembro de la Junta Directiva de la Confederación de Empresarios de Málaga y miembro de varias comisiones de la Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Navegación.

Ha publicado diversas obras de carácter metodológico y científico relacionados con el Diseño, la Historia del Traje, la Sociología de la Moda y la Historia de la Moda del siglo XX, entre otros.

Es autora de guiones para programas de televisión en distintos formatos. Ha realizado artículos para diversas publicaciones en papel, como La Guía del Ocio de la Costa del Sol, en la que dirigió la sección Moda y, también en formato digital sobre temas de Historia y de Moda en el magazine Suite 101.

Como obra literaria podemos destacar: “Poemarios” (1980) “Espiral” (1985) “Crónicas de mi viaje” o “La periodista novata que descubrió un mito” (1992) “El Congreso” (1995) “Relatos cortos (1996-2012) “Microrrelatos” (2013)



In the City by the Lake

by Taylor Saracen

When Viktor Mikhailov follows in his father’s footsteps and joins the relatively insignificant Russian mob, he is given an assignment none of his comrades want, yet Viktor cannot help but be secretly pleased. The city is a cesspool of organized crime, with several outfits fighting for a piece of the Prohibition pie, and Viktor’s slice is the openly gay Towertown. Tasked with providing whiskey to the queer clubs he covertly frequents, Viktor gains monetary wealth while finding himself in an unconventional relationship with his top client’s muse, an enigmatic redhead named Calvin Connolly.

Calvinâ??along with throngs of idealists who pack the pansy parlorsâ??believes they stand on the precipice of a revolution, but Viktor is not convinced. A skeptic by both nature and lack of nurture, Viktor questions the conservative culture’s capacity for true change while hoping that broad acceptance is imminent. Perhaps then he could accept the parts of himself he hides.

While the repeal of Prohibition leads to financial issues for Viktor, a Depression-era disapproval of the liberal lifestyles of the 1920s initiates a slew of deeper problems. Sensationalized news stories regarding a rash of sex crimes paint homosexuals as depraved monsters and precipitate numerous laws against the queer community. The government’s intent is not only to eradicate pansy parlorsâ??but homosexuality entirely. When an unexpected arrest forces Viktor to arrive at a decision he feels unprepared to make, he struggles with the ramifications.

IN THE CITY BY THE LAKE is a work of historical fiction focused on the emotional journey of a twenty-one-year-old closeted mobster living in Chicago during the LGBT emergence of the late 1920s to early 1930s, a period deemed the “Pansy Craze.”



The Five Destinies of Carlos Moreno

by George Weinstein

During the Great Depression, the U.S. government illegally deported more than a million Mexican-American citizens to make room on the welfare rolls and alleviate unemployment for white Americans. Carlos Moreno is a young man who has known only hardship and poverty, chasing rumors of work across Texas during the 1920s. Pursued by a renegade Texas ranger who thinks he holds the key to a secret, Carlos takes refuge in “Little Mexico,” Houston’s colorful, boisterous barrio. He picks the worst possible time to fall in love.

As the U.S. launches its repatriation campaign, the ranger joins forces with Immigration agents to step up his personal manhunt. Now Carlos and his wife will have to rely on their courage and ingenuity to avoid a dragnet that will ensnare an entire population.

“Tense, tender, and ultimately hopeful, Weinstein offers a vivid picture of the Great Depression from an entirely fresh angle, wrapped in a beautiful love story that will touch your heart.”
â??JOSHILYN JACKSON, New York Times bestselling novelist

“Told through memorable characters splendidly created by a skilled and gifted writer, this achieves what important literature ought to achieveâ??a sense of awe from the discovery of a grand experience. Few books shadow me after the reading; this one does.”
â??TERRY KAY, author of To Dance with the White Dog and The Book of Marie

“A love story wrapped inside a classic game of cat-and-mouse, this book is both a pleasurable and a highly relevant read.”
â??SUSAN REBECCA WHITE, author of A Place at the Table and Bound South

“Echoing themes from Les Misérables and The Grapes of Wrathâ?¦ Carlos Moreno finds his destiny in a tale that will keep readers up late at night.”
â??ABRAHAM HOFFMAN, author of Unwanted Mexican Americans in the Great



Mail Order Bride – Westward Visions: Historical Cowboy Romance Novel (Montana Mail Order Brides Book 12)

by Linda Bridey

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Reckless, a Lakota brave and Whispering Brook, a Lakota maiden meet and quickly fall in love. Their romance is torn asunder by crushing disaster. Will their love survive or will their visions of a future together fade into darkness forever?



A Ghost From The Past

by Peter Halaka

On a cold November day in 1944, a frightened young woman of Jewish faith arrives at the door of a convent in Italy, seeking help. She is carrying a Star of David coin in her hand and an unborn child in her belly. The nuns take her in and learn her name: Hilda. They assist her in delivering a baby boy she plans to call Davide. But when Hilda passes away due to delivery complications, the child is instead baptized, named Paul, and placed in the care of a German couple. Gunter, a Nazi, & his wife Eva Hermann accept the boy as their own, completely unaware of their son’s Hebrew heritage.

Approximately one year later the Hermann family relocates to Switzerland and, for their safety, Gunter secures new identities for each of them. The child, now known as Mark Hodler, follows his parents as they move once again – this time all the way to New York – where Mark’s father becomes a successful landowner and builder. Mark completes his education, especially drawn to study Nazi Germany’s effect on religion. Still unaware of his own personal history or his father’s connection to the Nazi party, Mark chooses to go to Rome, hoping to join the priesthood. It is only after a tragic accident claims his parents’ lives that Mark’s secret lineage begins to reveal itself.

Freshly ordained, and now a man of the cloth, Mark’s life is about to undergo its most dramatic and dangerous transformation yet.



El Agujero Verde (Spanish Edition)

by Benjamín Pulido Navas

«es una lectura diferente y entretenida que te hacen reflexionar sobre el abuso de poder y de lo importante que fue la liberación sexual.»

“Entre Libros y Flores”

 

 

SINOPSIS: ¿Cómo vivían los adictos al sexo en la España mojigata y dictatorial de 1951? ¿Podían dar rienda suelta a sus necesidades mientras sufrían rechazo social y acoso por parte de las autoridades? ¿Es siempre posible pasar inadvertido? ¿Qué elegir cuando ocultarse resulta tan peligroso como estar expuesto?
El agujero verde, la primera novela de Benjamín Pulido Navas, se desarrolla en una de las épocas más oscura de la historia reciente del país. El protagonista, un maestro de Madrid, comete el error involuntario de acostarse con la amante de un importante jerarca del Franquismo, y tras recibir varias palizas y amenazas directas por parte de la policía secreta, decide poner tierra de por medio pidiendo el traslado a la escuela rural de una aldea perdida en la provincia de Zamora. Cree que la soledad y la lejanía actuarán como bálsamo de olvido para los que le persiguen y, también, como penitencia propia. Pero se equivoca.
Lo que esta novela contiene son espejismos de amor desacompasado sin coordinación ni equilibrio, sexo desaforado, torpe y peligroso, historias de maquis y guardias civiles, fuerzas vivas que pueden traer la muerte, cuernos tal como se entendían a mitad del siglo XX y todo el agobio opresivo que puede caber en el interior de un agujero verde sin apenas vías de escape.

EL AUTOR: Benjamín Pulido Navas nació castellano en Talavera de la Reina en 1970.

Aunque ha ganado algún concurso literario, como el XIX Certamen de Relatos Breves “Tierra de Monegros” con el cuento “Mencey”. Pulido se define a sí mismo como un subcampeón, pues el resto de sus “gestas literarias” han sido en forma de accésit, como el que obtuvo en el XLVI Concurso Internacional de Cuentos “Miguel de Unamuno” de Salamanca por el relato “El hombre deshidratado”.

Ha publicado cuentos en revistas como “Hermes”, de Toledo (1997-98) y “El Cobaya”, de Ávila (2005). También colaboró en la sección de opinión en Eldiario.es, edición de Castilla-La Mancha.

Licenciado en Ciencias Políticas y Sociología, y en Geografía e Historia, “El agujero verde” es la primera novela que publica.



Pájaros dormidos: Novela histórica basada en hechos reales â?? Posguerra â?? Valencia (Spanish Edition)

by Gloria Pastor

SINOPSIS: 

Emilia es hija de una familia de emigrantes valencianos que decide regresar a su ciudad natal en los años 30. Su vida estará marcada por los acontecimientos del país y también por todo aquello que conforma la trayectoria vital de una mujer, la amistad, el amor, la maternidad…Pero su historia no quedará completa hasta que aflore la verdad muchos años después merced a la información revelada en ciertos documentos.
La autora ha recreado un episodio familiar para escribir esta novela que habla de la complejidad de la existencia humana, sometida a los condicionamientos de su tiempo.

LA AUTORA: Gloria Pastor Arándiga

(Valencia, 1960)

Es licenciada en Filología Hispánica, especialidad de Literatura, por la Universidad de su ciudad natal.

Aunque escribe desde muy joven se ha dedicado a la labor docente y a la formación hasta que en el año 2011 se presentó al Premio Hontanar de narrativa breve, quedando como finalista con su novela Marea baja,que ha sido publicada.

En la actualidad ejerce como profesora de Secundaria en un Instituto de Valencia y compagina dicha actividad con la literatura. Tiene en proyecto la publicación de otras obras literarias.



Brokken Arrow: A Novella (Brokken Road Romances Book 3)

by Abagail Eldan

Chance Hale wants to find solitude. Forgiveness is beyond reach. Deborah Brokken yearns for the family she has lost.

When Chance and Deborah meet on the Brokken Road does healing or more heartache await?



House Divided: The Chronicles of Madoc, Americaâ??s first Welshman (The Prince Madoc Trilogy Book 1)

by Dai Pryce

Familyâ?¦Blood that binds also Divides
1170, and the death of a great ruler leaves a power vacuum in the North Wales kingdom of Gwynedd.
Unearthing a sinister plot to thwart his dying father’s wishes, Prince Madoc faces fraternal treachery and duplicity; while the loss of what he holds most dear tests his courage and resolve to breaking point as he strives to see justice done.
From the ruggedly beautiful mountains of Snowdonia to the Norse city of Dublin, where a stunning Irish princess proves to be a fatal attraction for Madoc’s half-brother; the story reaches its dramatic climax on the Isle of Anglesey, the ancient Druidic capital of Wales.



End Times: A Perfect Hatred Book One

by P. A. Duncan

“The end times are here.”

A chance encounter with a skinhead carjacker leads U.N. spies Mai Fisher and Alexei Bukharin to research America’s extreme right wing, a bleak world of militias, paramilitary compounds, and racist religion.

Then, the U.S. government requests The Directorate’s assistance for a standoff with a religious cult in Killeen, Texas. There, Mai and Alexei not only make an enemy of the FBI’s special agent in charge, but Mai also spots a young man among the protestors at the site, a man whose vacant expression reminds her too much of herself.

After the FBI reject their plan for a peaceful resolution, Mai and Alexei hunt the young man at gun shows around the country. To encounter him, Mai revives a persona from a mission that almost killed her, and Alexei searches for a paramilitary compound to infiltrate. They soon realize these homegrown extremists are serious–and dangerous. They want to dismantle the U.S. government and replace it with an autocracy straight out of their favorite dystopian novel.

Meanwhile, John Thomas Carroll, the man Mai spotted at Killeen, is at the end of his proverbial rope. No job, no prospects for the future, helpless to save the life of a child he loved, he wants to end his life–until he remembers a woman he met at a gun show.

Has Mai Fisher unknowingly given a terrorist a reason to live?



Coming Of Age

by Wendy Evans

Based in the early days of colonial Australia, this is a story of a young white boy who is adopted into an Aboriginal tribe and undergoes their rites of passage to become a man.



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