In this charming YA series tailored for younger teens, Joanna Philbin explores what it's really like to grow up in the thick of the celebrity world. The novels center around three friends: Lizzie, the daughter of a world famous super model; Carina, whose father is an internationally recognized media magnate; and Hudson, daughter of an a-list pop star. As these three level-headed girls work to strike a balance between ordinary high school events--like finding dates to the homecoming dance--and glamorous family functions-- like walking the red carpet with mom and dad--they discover the pitfalls of fame and the importance of friendship.
In book one, we meet Lizzie--the awkward-looking daughter of Katya, supermodel extraordinaire. Lizzie's not sure she can ever conquer her fear of cameras, but when she's approached by a fashion photographer who believes that Lizzie is "the new face of beauty," our sweet and usually shy heroine is thrust into the media spotlight. Does Lizzie really want to follow in her mother's footsteps? Or, would she rather be a normal girl worried about homework and the surprise resurfacing of her childhood crush? Being a daughter of a celebrity isn't always easy... but at least Lizzie has her other "daughters-of" friends, and, ultimately, her mom, to help her through.
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SCOTLAND, 1272. Connor MacKiernan, a descendant of the Fae Prince, is a warrior who lives only for honor and duty. Though he's vowed never to marry, that's exactly what he must do to save his sister. Enter a little Faerie magic, and the search for a bride is on.
DENVER, 2007. Caitlyn Coryell is having a really bad day—she just discovered her... Read more »
Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution, she despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one... Read more »
The first book in an epic and romantic YA series following the fictionalized descendants of the only officially recognized empress regent of China.
Gemma Huang is a recent transplant to Los Angeles from Illinois, having abandoned plans for college to pursue a career in acting, much to the dismay of her parents. Now she's living with three... Read more »
In 1772 England, Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson and her sisters find themselves the heiresses of their father’s estates and know they have one option: Go to the West Indies to save what is left of their heritage.
Although it flies against all the conventions for women of the time, they’re determined to make their own way in the world. But once... Read more »
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole lives would change.”
Coming of age during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu survived the cruel years, but he did not emerge unscathed.
The Scavenger’s Daughters is the story of Benfu and his beloved wife Calli, chronicling their attempts to build a life in the... Read more »
Lillian Miller hopes the Plain life will offer her the peace of mind her heart desperately seeks.
Lillian’s first twenty-seven years have been challenging at best. Her decision to get reacquainted with her Amish grandparents in Lancaster County, PA, is an attempt at finding peace in a complicated world. But her plan has a flaw . . . Lillian is... Read more »
Could she ever love a gentleman as much as sheloved her magnificent home?
Isabella Beverley is blessed with unparalleledbeauty but, unfortunately, has been raised in the most snobbish and haughtiestof families. When her father gambles away their fortune—including Mannerling,the exquisite family mansion—Isabella discovers there is very little... Read more »
Daughters Rule Number Six: Never talk to the press about your parents.
After leaking a story about the family business, impetuous high school freshman Carina Jurgensen is cut off by her billionaire father. Always resourceful, she fibs her way into a job as a party planner for New York's annual Silver Snowflake Ball. But when Carina finds out... Read more »
Mannerling, the splendid family estate gambledaway by Sir Beverley, remains the passionate desire of his daughters. Beverleyhimself has died; the eldest daughter, Isabella—having failed in her bid toreclaim their home—is blissfully wed. The mantle of savior then falls to thenext eldest daughter, Jessica. How fortunate that the new owner of... Read more »
Sarah Douglas is a successful thirty-eight-year-old romance novelist with big problems. She's come to Scotland on a three-month working vacation hoping to recapture her muse—who's deserted her—and resolve the issue of her strange 'feelings'—the ones which allow her to sense the emotions of everyone she touches.
From the moment she arrives,... Read more »
Can a former privateer and a determined heiress find lost treasure in 1725?Pasts Collide in New Orleans When a Treasure Goes Missing
The last time New Orleans attorney Jean-Luc Valmont saw Maribel Cordoba, a Spanish nobleman's daughter, she was an eleven-year-old orphan perched in the riggings of his privateering vessel proving herself as the... Read more »
The pain of China’s Cultural Revolution well behind them, Benfu and his treasured Calla Lily are content in their old age surrounded by their family of adopted daughters. Once abandoned, the girls are now cherished members of the Zheng family. Yet there remains an emptiness in their hearts: their only biological daughter, Dahlia, was abducted as... Read more »
Carley has given up chasing her dreams. Now her dreams are chasing her.
Carley Marek experiences culture shock when she visits her friend Lillian’s family on their farm deep in Amish country. She’ll get an article out of the visit—and maybe some of Lillian’s newfound peace will somehow rub off on her.
Just when Carley is getting used to the quiet... Read more »
Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds. As an Israelite woman, she'll marry, have a family, and seek to teach her children about Adonai--and those tasks seem to be more than enough to occupy her time. But God has another plan for her. Israel has been under the near constant terror... Read more »
When famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab. For a while, it appears the Lord is blessing Elimelech's family, and his sons marry two lovely Moabite women. But calamities strike, one after another, leaving Naomi alone in a foreign land with only her childless... Read more »
Five well-bred sisters, one sensational scandal. Now the Duke of Marymount’s daughter Ida is about to find love in the most unconventional way . . .
It was easy for society to overlook Lady Ida Howlett; they found her bookish, opinionated, and off the marriage mart. But little did they know that behind a calm exterior beats the heart of an... Read more »
Sadie always believed in God’s promises. But can she really trust his heart?
Young Amish widow, Sadie Fisher, leads a simple life in the quiet countryside of Lancaster County selling Amish goods to a steady stream of tourists. Though it is a good life, lately she’s wondered if it is God’s will for her to remain without a husband and a... Read more »
It was an unfair decision—to be forced to choose between herhome and her heart …
When one of her sisters is attacked by Harry Devers, thelecherous son of Mannerling’s present owner, Abigail Beverley puts herobsession with reclaiming the mansion on hold. It is then that Abigail meetsthe dashing and extremely eligible Lord Burfield, fresh back from... Read more »
A War-Torn Countryside Is No Place for a Lady
Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause . . . to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her... Read more »
Nine years ago, Faerie magic saved Mairi MacKiernan at the cost of her dreams of happiness, snatching her from her life in 1272 and depositing her in the twenty-first century. Now, she must save the last Daughter of the MacKiernan family . . . who was murdered in 1295. Transported back in time at her request, Mairi finds herself captured by the... Read more »
Two Old Testament women want to be loved by their shared husband--and to bear children. To what lengths will they go to get what they want most, and will either find her heart's desire? Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the... Read more »
In the fourth book of the Tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters series, the fates of three people who’ve never met converge in profound and unexpected ways.
Mari, the daughter of the town scavenger, grew up knowing hardship, but she never could have anticipated the struggles that now face her as an adult. Feeling alone and isolated, she dreams of a... Read more »
In the fourth installment of the Daughters of Mannerlingseries, beautiful Rachel must choose which she wants more—true love orMannerling mansion.
The haughty Beverley family is obsessed with regainingMannerling, the exquisite seventeenth-century mansion gambled away by theirnow-deceased father, Sir Beverley. Three of the six Beverley... Read more »
Texas, present day. Ellie Denton's world has spiraled out of control. A strange new birthmark, animals talking to her, and her mother's ex-husband laying claim to the family ranch have her thinking that life can't get more complicated. But complicated takes on a whole new meaning with Ellie's innocent wish to find her true love.
Scotland, 1304.... Read more »
Miriam secretly vows to follow Saul no matter what the future holds. She never thought that future might take them away from their Amish community. Miriam Raber could have her pick of any of the eligible bachelors in Lancaster County. But she only has eyes for one . . . Saul Fisher. He captured her heart years ago, and she’s never looked back.... Read more »
Torn between her ancestral home and her heart, BelindaBeverley must make a difficult choice.
As one of the two remaining unmarried Beverley sisters,Belinda considers herself the last hope for Mannerling, the beloved estategambled away by their father. Each of her four elder sisters had hoped—evenschemed—to marry one of Mannerling’s successive... Read more »
Will the last Beverley daughter marry for Mannerling?
Lizzie is the sixth and youngest daughter of the late SirBeverley, the patriarch who gambled away their beloved estate, Mannerling. Eachof Lizzie’s sisters had been entrusted by their ambitious mother to cast luresfor the various owners of their former home. Instead, each one marriedfor... Read more »
Anna loves the grandfather who raised her, but his strict adherence to the Ordnung is scaring away any boy who might be interested in her — except newcomer Jacob.
In normal circumstances, Anna Byler would have her choice of any of the young men in her Amish community. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather, the bishop Read more »,...
Almost Home is the story of the pilgrims' journey to America and of God's providence and provision. Several of the characters in the story—Mary Chilton, Constance Hopkins, and Elizabeth Tilley—were actual passengers on the Mayflower. Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower... Read more »
A sheltered son from an intellectual family in Shanghai, Benfu spends 1966 anticipating a promising violinist career and an arranged marriage. On the other side of town lives Pony Boy, a member of a lower-class family—but Benfu’s best friend all the same. Their futures look different but guaranteed…until they’re faced with a perilous opportunity... Read more »
Based on a true story... Once upon a time there was an Algonquin princess named Pocahontas, a curious 10-year-old who loved exploring the tidewater lands of her people. One day she encounters strangers, a group of people who look different from her own. She befriends them, and when her people come into conflict with these new settlers,... Read more »
By:M.J. Rose Length: 11 hours 43 minutes Abridged: No
Nestled within Paris’s historic Palais Royal is a jewelry store unlike any other. La Fantasie Russie is owned by Pavel Orloff, protégé to the famous Faberge, and is known by the city’s fashion elite as the place to find the rarest of gemstones and the most unique designs. But war has transformed Paris from a city of style and romance to a place... Read more »
In this charming YA series tailored for younger teens, Joanna Philbin explores what it's really like to grow up in the thick of the celebrity world. The novels center around three friends: Lizzie, the daughter of a world famous super model; Carina, whose father is an internationally recognized media magnate; and Hudson, daughter of an a-list pop... Read more »
No-nonsense medical examiner, Kelly Richards, relies on the familiar comforts of science and scalpels to get her through the day. So when a not-so-dead guy who claims he's from the past lands on her autopsy table, she considers calling the men in white coats to escort him to a padded room. But Jarek’s old-world ways and hot gaze trick her heart... Read more »
John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, only mentioned one of his children in his memoirs: Mary. Born blind in 17th-century England, she held a special place in her Father's heart. When Mr. Bunyan was arrested for unlawful preaching, young Mary travels the streets of Bedford each day, bringing soup to the prison. She resolves to prove she is... Read more »
Young Anita Dittman's world crumbles as Hitler begins his rise to power in Germany, but because she's a Christian and only half-Jewish, Anita feels sure she and her family are safe from the "final solution." She couldn't have been more wrong. Shadow of His Hand is an inspirational young adult historical fiction book based on the real-life story... Read more »
Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother's Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it's dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young architect. Together... Read more »