Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Find a safe place

Selling at RM25
Retails at RM33.95
Condition NEW

Photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she'd escaped the house called Sanctuary long ago. She'd spent her loneliest years there, after the sudden, unexplained disappearance of her mother. But now someone is sending her pictures; strange, candid close-ups, culminating in the most shocking portrait of all - a photo of her mother, naked, beautiful and dead. Jo decides she must return to face her bitterly estranged family: her father, who has never recovered from the loss of his wife, and her brother and sister. But while her presence stirs up old resentments, Jo finds solace with architect Nathan Delaney - who is also facing his own demons. But while Jo and Nathan look for a way to lay the past to rest, a more sinister presence is watching the Hathaway family with interest. It seems Sanctuary may be the most dangerous place of all...

Ooh the nutter
Good Omens
(inclusive of postage)
Retails at RM35.90

According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter - the world's only totally reliable guide to the future - the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea.

Yes, milady..
The Duke & I
Bridgerton series, Book 1
Retails at RM34.90
Condition NEW

Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry-though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster.

And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that is seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!

Crying for Constance
Buy both and have your postage FOC!
Selling at RM25
Retails at RM38.90
Condition Used (AS NEW)

Beyond Ugly
at RM30
Retails at RM62.90
Condition Used (AS NEW)

My thoughts
Ugly and Beyond Ugly follows the story of Constance, who suffered abuse at the hands of someone who was supposed to give unconditional love - her mother.

It's heartbreaking, this story. At the same time, I found myself completely in awe of her determination to succeed in life, despite the many lemons life handed her. Read and be captivated by Constance.. who against all odds, have made herself a lady to be reckoned with.

She later filed a lawsuit against her mom and won. Read all about it here... http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/article5275784.ece
'I would like some cosmetic surgery.'
'For what reason?'

'Because I'm ugly, ugly, ugly.'

It was Constance's mother who told her she was ugly. Over and over again. And that was just one strand of a childhood blighted by physical and emotional abuse. But the young girl had a strength and resilience beyond her years.

She put herself through university, financing her studies with several jobs-including one caring for the terminally ill in a hospice – and then fulfilled a lifelong ambition by joining a prestigious set of legal chambers. But Constance's troubles were not over...

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