Ceremony of the Innocent: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - But when tragedy rips her life apart, her family, Ellen will be forced to confront some terrible truths about her marriage, and herself. Hired as a housemaid in the palatial home of the village mayor, Jeremy Porter, Ellen soon catches the attention of his son, who captures her heart in turn. The wife of the scion of a powerful political family, she has everything she could ever desire: security, children, and a successful, adoring husband.

New york times bestseller: the quest for the American Dream soars to new heights in this coming-of-age story of a young woman and her country. Played out against the backdrop of early twentieth-century America, Ceremony of the Innocent intertwines Ellen’s personal journey with America’s emergence from the devastation of World War I.

Ceremony of the Innocent: A Novel #ad - It raises vital questions, such as: are we as good as we believe we are? And is faith enough to keep us moving forward even in the face of unimaginable loss? As the years pass, ellen’s life parallels the hopes, dreams, and fears of a no-longer innocent nation. But her extraordinary looks arouse envy and malice in the female townspeople—and lust in the males.

As america’s enemies gather, Ellen must face her own demons. Living with her aunt in poor, pennsylvania, rural Preston, thirteen-year-old Ellen Watson loves books and music and is completely oblivious to her own beauty. He offers to send her to school, and four years later he proposes marriage.

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Answer as a Man: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - He marries beautiful, wealthy patricia Mulligan, unaware that their union is built on a deception that will have far-reaching consequences not only in his life but in the lives of his three children. Filled with unforgettable characters, this masterful retelling of the Book of Job depicts one man’s will to succeed amidst the slings and arrows of fortune.

Yet jason possesses the passion and principles that will lift him out of the abject poverty surrounding his widowed mother, fanatically religious younger brother, and manipulative crippled sister. Fourteen-year-old jason aloysius Garrity is now of age to work full-time in a Pennsylvania coal factory, earning four dollars a week.

Answer as a Man: A Novel #ad - With world war i looming on the horizon, Jason begins to make his way in Belleville’s burgeoning business world. But their shanty-like home on a street filled with outhouses, horse manure, and the ever-present odor of noxious gas is a hell all its own.  . New york times bestseller: in early 1900s Pennsylvania, the ambitious son of Irish immigrants pursues the American Dream in the face of injustice and intolerance.

His family left their hardscrabble life in Ireland to create a better one in America.

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The Sound of Thunder: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Until she moved away. The son of a socialist german shopkeeper, Edward Enger has one dream: to turn his father’s modest delicatessen into an empire. A man does not become powerful without making enemies, and as his family life begins to unravel, a day of reckoning is nearing. Fourteen-year-old edward believed he would love ten-year-old Margaret Proster all the days of his life.

 .  . From the new york times–bestselling author of Captains and the Kings: A self-made man sacrifices everything for his family in turn-of-the-century New York. Now, she has returned and is planning to marry another man, someone very close to Edward. Yet something is keeping him from enjoying his extraordinary good fortune.

The Sound of Thunder: A Novel #ad - Soon edward will have to confront a painful event from his boyhood—a secret buried deep inside that he has never told another living soul. A man in the right place at the right time, edward’s meteoric ascent coincides with the rise of America’s middle class as the nation transforms from an agricultural and industrial force to a financial world leader.

His need to succeed at all costs drives him to take on this latest challenge, more debt, along with more mortgages, and speculative investments on Manhattan’s burgeoning Wall Street. With an astute head for business and talent for making money, he achieves success beyond his wildest imagination. But his success comes at a great cost in this towering novel of love and sacrifice by one of our most gifted storytellers.

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Time No Longer: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - But can she rescue her husband, unknowingly thrusting herself into harm’s way, who is rapidly becoming like their beleaguered Rhineland—inconsolable, Therese will discover the powerful ties that bind German to Jew, frightened, and thirsting for revenge? As she seeks answers, and come to realize that the only one way to save Karl is to save Germany.

Karl erlich loves his country. Karl and kurt’s younger sister, Gerda, is engaged to Eric Rheinhardt, a German Jew. Set in the years of the nazis’ ascent to power, time No Longer is at once a universal and intensely personal novel about the struggle against hate and fear that can elevate an ordinary man to extraordinary heights and the unassailable bond between two brothers.

Time No Longer: A Novel #ad - Then the unthinkable happens, and in the wake of searing tragedy, Karl cuts all ties with his brother. His wife, Therese, fears for his sanity. On the eve of world war ii, twin brothers are divided by the murder of a German Jew, in this epic tale from New York Times–bestselling author Taylor Caldwell. Before gerda and eric can escape to America, Eric is arrested by the Gestapo.

A onetime candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, he is no longer able to write, eat, or sleep. But these are dangerous times for Germany, whose poor and downtrodden have been seduced by an Austrian sign painter named Adolf Hitler. She knows she must get her husband away from the madness that is now Germany.

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Let Love Come Last: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Born into the humblest of circumstances, William Prescott is determined to amass a fortune large enough to ensure that his four children will never want for anything. A riveting drama with a powerful message, Let Love Come Last is a masterwork from an author who “never falters when it comes to storytelling” Publishers Weekly.

Only when two of his spoiled children plot against him does William realize that the ties that bind the Prescott family have become warped beyond recognition. He’ll do whatever it takes to achieve his goal, even if it means plundering Pennsylvania’s forests of every last tree and destroying anyone who stands in his way.

Let Love Come Last: A Novel #ad - William’s wife, tries to fill their ostentatious home with warmth and common sense, Ursula, but her efforts are destined to backfire. The children resent her for trying to discipline them, and William’s ambition blinds him to any point of view but his own.    . As william’s business empire grows, so too does his insatiable need to be loved and admired.

The “deeply engrossing” saga of a 19th-century lumber baron’s twisted love for his family—from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Captains and the Kings The New York Times.

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A Prologue To Love

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eNet Press Inc. #ad - In a prologue to love taylor caldwell has written a profoundly moving novel of a woman, rich beyond imagining, whose inability to give or accept love, whose fear of poverty and hostility towards the world brings in its wake tragedy and unhappiness for almost all whose lives she touches. Caroline ames was detested by the father she worshipped.

An unscrupulous businessman, john ames denied caroline not only of his love, but instilled in her a horror of poverty and a faith in the power of money which was to make her the richest woman in the world - and one of the loneliest. Miss caldwell writes of three generations of the Ames family with great insight and compassion.

A Prologue To Love #ad - . And she has peopled her novel with characters of unusual depth - all of whom come under the shadow of the strange recluse, Caroline Ames, and the power of her millions. Perhaps miss caldwell's most impressive achievement in a prologue to love is her ability to evoke the reader's sympathy for Caroline - why it was that she so desperately needed to amass so much money at the expense of family love and community respect, in the end, and how, she comes to realize that her father's teachings were so wrong.

It is an inspiring story of the power of love and faith in overcoming evil. Set in and around boston during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, she has evoked the period of the great American fortunes through the intricate pattern of a family's destiny.

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Bright Flows the River: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - But a visitor from his distant past will open the floodgates. He is on suicide watch, barely able to recognize his wife and two adult children. New york times bestseller: a man who gained the world but lost his soul faces a critical midlife crisis in this suspenseful and inspiring novel about love and forgiveness.

Now, the fifty-five-year-old pennsylvania powerbroker and business titan—a living example of the American Dream—lies in a bed in a psychiatric hospital. Shifting between the past and the present, and the road not taken, friendship, Bright Flows the River is a story of faith, in which a powerful, successful man may finally get the chance to become the person he long ago dreamed he could be.

Bright Flows the River: A Novel #ad - Now, james is a celebrated British psychiatrist determined to repay the favor and bring his old friend back from the brink. During one of the most harrowing battles of World War II, Guy saved the life of fellow soldier James Meyer.  . On a stormy, windswept night, Guy Jerald tried to kill himself. But he did not die.

As the source of guy’s pain emerges, James must come to terms with his own unfulfilled goals and a mounting crisis that will test him in ways he never could have imagined.

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Testimony of Two Men: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Is he a cold-blooded killer who murdered his wife and their unborn child? Or a man unjustly accused and wrongly maligned?  Testimony of Two Men explores the evolution of modern medicine and the tireless physicians who are its unsung heroes. But haunted by his wife’s death, Jonathan still strives to heal the judgmental people of his divided town.

When he was acquitted, many believed he had bought his freedom. The scion of a powerful old eastern family, Jonathan hired the best attorneys money could buy. As jonathan continues to be pilloried by the town, a new series of accusations are leveled at him. Now, he has returned home to sell his practice and move on.

Testimony of Two Men: A Novel #ad - Jonathan ferrier was accused of killing his beautiful young wife after she died following a botched abortion. Dr. He is also a man who feels abandoned by God, his family, his church, and his friends. Of one thing he is certain: Jonathan is a good doctor, perhaps even a great one. Hambledon, pennsylvania, is still reeling from the sensational murder trial that shattered the peace of the bucolic hamlet less than a year ago.

A small-town doctor acquitted of murdering his pregnant wife faces new charges in this New York Times bestseller set in the early days of modern medicine. Robert morgan, a young, idealistic doctor, is determined to make up his own mind about the accused’s innocence or guilt.

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The Eagles Gather: A Novel The Barbours and Bouchards Series Book 2

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Open Road Media #ad - But are his intentions as honorable as they seem? But the inheritance comes with a warning: Armand’s ruthless brothers, Emile and Christopher, will be gunning for him. New york times bestseller: in the “undeniably powerful” sequel to Dynasty of Death, a new generation of Bouchards battles over the family empire The New York Times Book Review.

The Eagles Gather: A Novel The Barbours and Bouchards Series Book 2 #ad - In the decade after world war I, Jules Bouchard prepares to leave controlling interest in his global munitions enterprise to his son Armand. Worse, celeste, he hatches a plot involving his sister, whose innocence he had vowed to always protect. While christopher’s machinations and Armand’s countermoves threaten to tear the family apart, hope emerges from a distant relative who seems to possess the noble character of his ancestors.

It’s not long before Christopher commits financial treachery in an effort to unseat his brother.

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Melissa: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - The #1 new york times–bestselling author’s “magnificent” tale of romantic intrigue in the gothic tradition of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre The New York Times. To win melissa’s heart, he must destroy everything she believes about her father—and herself. Where others see a minor novelist whose ego far outweighs his talent, Melissa sees a brilliant artist deserving of a wider audience.

In the eyes of his daughter Melissa, Charles Upjohn can do no wrong.    . Dunham, however, refuses accept a wife in name only. Dunham also has the means to provide for Melissa and her family, and the desire to do so. Melissa knows her life with dunham will be grim and passionless, but she’s willing to sacrifice her own happiness in order to fulfill her father’s wishes.

Melissa: A Novel #ad - A darkly riveting portrait of the thin line between love and hate, Melissa confirms author Taylor Caldwell’s reputation as one of the twentieth century’s greatest storytellers. On his deathbed, Charles puts his eldest daughter in charge of her mother and siblings. As charles upjohn’s publisher, Geoffrey Dunham holds the keys to the writer’s legacy.

Where her sister and brother see a cold and inattentive parent who can’t provide for his family, Melissa sees a doting father whose intentions are beyond reproach. Melissa will do anything she can to please him—even if it means marrying a man she hates.

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Dynasty of Death: A Novel The Barbours and Bouchards Series Book 1

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Open Road Media #ad - Their shy and sensitive younger son, Martin, but what troubles him most is the cruelty and violence he sees in his older brother, is also homesick, Ernest. As the years pass, Ernest proves himself invaluable to Barbour & Bouchard. In 1837, an upper servant in an english village, Joseph Barbour, immigrates with his family to America so he can make his fortune in the nascent artillery business.

Ruthless and ambitious, he takes what he wants. Two families grow a small munitions factory into a global empire in this saga by a New York Times–bestselling author spanning from 1837 to the eve of World War I. Martin’s fears come to fruition when Joseph forms a gunpowder firm with Armand Bouchard, who lives with his wife and three sons down the road from the Barbours.

Joseph and his family settle in a rural Pennsylvania village, Hilda, but his wife, is unhappy and longs to return to England. Dynasty of death is a moving saga of two families, the epic struggle between two brothers, and the legacy their guns will leave the world as mighty enemy nations gear up for battle.

Dynasty of Death: A Novel The Barbours and Bouchards Series Book 1 #ad - A man of vision, joseph foresees a time when wars will not be won with courage and brave hearts but rather by the nations with superior firearms. But beautiful amy drumhill continues to elude him and becomes the catalyst in a war that will estrange the two brothers and leave Ernest haunted by the blood that will be forever on his hands.

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