Die Australierin

Author: Ulrike Renk
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841206778
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Von Hamburg nach Sydney. Als Tochter eines Werftbesitzers wächst Emilia in Hamburg auf. Sie soll eine gute Partie heiraten, aber nicht den Mann, in den sie sich verliebt hat. Carl Gotthold Lessing ist der Großneffe des berühmten Dichters. Er hat ein Kapitänspatent erworben und sich Geld geliehen, um ein Schiff zu bauen. Er will Emilia heiraten, doch ihre Familie ist strikt gegen diese Verbindung. Die beiden beginnen, nachdem Lessing von seiner ersten großen Fahrt zurückgekehrt ist, eine Affäre. Als ein Hausmädchen sie verrät, kommt es zum Bruch. Emilia beschließt, mit ihm zu reisen. In Südamerika kommt ihr erstes Kind zur Welt, in Hamburg das zweite. Doch sie haben ein anderes Ziel: Australien. Die spannende Geschichte einer Auswanderung, die auf wahren Begebenheiten beruht.

The State Counsellor

Author: Boris Akunin
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802189083
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Since the publication of The Winter Queen, a New York Times Notable Book and the first mystery featuring Erast Fandorin, Boris Akunin's historical mystery series has become a worldwide sensation, selling millions of copies and propelling Akunin into the ranks of Russia's most widely read contemporary novelists. The first new Fandorin novel available to an American audience in a decade, The State Counsellor tests the handsome diplomat-detective's guile and integrity like no mystery before. Moscow, 1891. The new Governor General of Siberia has been secreted away on a train from St. Petersburg to the former Russian capital. A blizzard rages outside as a mustachioed official climbs aboard just outside the city; with his trademark stutter, he introduces himself as State Counsellor Erast Fandorin. He then thrusts a dagger inscribed with the initials CG into the general's heart, and tearing off his mustache, escapes out the carriage window. The head of the Department of Security soon shows up at the real Fandorin's door and arrests him for murder. The only way to save his reputation is to find CG—and the mole within the government who is feeding the dangerous group information. Can Fandorin survive corruption among his fellow officials, the fearlessness of an unknown enemy, and the advances of a sultry young nihilist with his morals intact? The State Counsellor is a colorful entertainer from a master of the sly historical romp.

This Was A Man

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466867515
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer The sweeping saga of the Cliftons—across generations, from Europe to America, through heartache and rivalry and triumph—is about to reach its stunning conclusion. Harry Clifton’s story began in 1920, as a dock worker in England, and now he is set to write his magnum opus. As he reflects on his days, the lives of his family continue to unfold, unravel, and intertwine in ways no one could have imagined . . . Harry’s wife Emma, who just completed her time at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, receives a surprise call from Margaret Thatcher. Meanwhile, Giles Barrington discovers a shocking truth about his wife, Karin. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara’s abrupt resignation. Sebastian’s daughter Jessica is expelled from school, but her aunt Grace comes to the rescue. And Lady Virginia, who is set to flee the country to avoid her creditors, finds an opportunity to clear her debts after the Duchess of Hertford dies—and a way to finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons.

Staircase To The Moon

Author: Elizabeth Haran
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 373252020X
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Perth, Western Australia, 1913: When her conservative family tries to force Emily into an arranged marriage with a much older, wealthy man, she takes destiny into her own hands and escapes her strict father and overbearing brothers. She embarks on a ship to North-Western Australia to take up employment as a private seamstress for a rich farming family, who welcome her with open arms. Surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful and remote landscapes of the Kimberly region, Emily starts to believe that happiness and love really are possible in her new life. But storm clouds are gathering, and as the men of Kimberley march off to war in Europe, Emily must step up to prove herself against all the odds. And that's when things start to turn out much more differently than she ever could have imagined..."Staircase to the Moon," follows Emily's fantastic odyssey to true love, featuring a cast of unforgettable characters along the way. With an eye for detail, Elizabeth Haran is the author of numerous other romantic adventures including "Island of Whispering Winds," "Under a Flaming Sky," "Flight of the Jabiru," and "River of Fortune," available as eBooks. For fans of sagas set against a backdrop of beautiful landscapes, like Sarah Lark's, "Island of a Thousand Springs" or Kate Morton's, "The Forgotten Garden." About the author: Elizabeth Haran was born in Bulawayo, Rhodes ia and migrated to Australia as a child. She lives with her family in Adelaide and has written fourteen novels set in Australia. Her heart-warming and carefully crafted books have been published in ten countries and are bestsellers in Germany.

The Sins Of The Father

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429949031
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On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles.... Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity. But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

Somewhere In Germany

Author: Stefanie Zweig
Publisher: Terrace Books
ISBN: 0299210103
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Somewhere in Germany is the sequel to the acclaimed Nowhere in Africa, which was turned into the Oscar-winning film of the same name. This novel traces the return of the Redlich family to Germany after their nine-year exile in Kenya during World War II. In Africa, Walter had longed for his homeland and dreamed of rebuilding his life as a lawyer, yet ultimately he and his family—wife Jettel, daughter Regina, and baby Max—realize that Germany seems as exotic and unwelcoming to them in 1947 as Kenya had seemed in 1938. Hunger and desperation are omnipresent in bombed-out Frankfurt, and this Jewish family—especially Regina, who misses Africa the most—has a hard time adjusting to their new circumstances. Yet slowly the family adapts to their new home amidst the ruins. In Frankfurt, Regina matures into a woman and, though her parents want her to marry an upstanding Jewish man, her love life progresses in its own idiosyncratic fashion. She develops a passion for art and journalism and begins her professional career at a Frankfurt newspaper. Walter at last finds professional success as a lawyer, but never quite adjusts to life in Frankfurt, recalling with nostalgia his childhood in Upper Silesia and his years in Africa. Only his son Max truly finds what Walter had hoped for: a new homeland in Germany. Although the Redlichs receive kindness from strangers, they also learn anti-Semitism still prevails in post-Nazi Germany. They partake in the West German “economic miracle” with their own home, a second-hand car, and the discovery of television, but young Max’s discovery of the Holocaust revives long-buried memories. Rich in memorable moments and characters, this novel portrays the reality of postwar German society in vivid and candid detail.

Hades

Author: Candice Fox
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 161773442X
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“Compelling . . . A chilling read.” —Sydney Morning Herald Twenty years ago, two children were kidnapped and left for dead. Raised by a master criminal, they grew up to become cops. Very unusual cops . . . Homicide detective Frank Bennett has an intriguing new partner. Dark, beautiful, coldly efficient, Eden Archer is one of the most enigmatic colleagues Frank has ever worked with—that includes her brother Eric, who’s also on the Sydney Metro police force. All of them are tested to the core when a local man discovers a graveyard of large steel toolboxes lying at the bottom of the harbor. Each box contains a grisly trove of human body parts. For Frank, the madman’s clues are a tantalizing puzzle. For Eden and Eric, the case holds chilling links to a scarred childhood—and a murderous mentor named Hades. But the true evil goes beyond the bloody handiwork of a serial killer…

Die Australierin Die Australischen Schwestern

Author: Ulrike Renk
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841214460
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Die ersten beiden Romane der Bestseller-Trilogie von Ulrike Renk. Die Australierin - Als Tochter eines Werftbesitzers wächst Emilia in Hamburg auf. Sie soll eine gute Partie heiraten, aber nicht den Mann, in den sie sich verliebt hat. Carl Gotthold Lessing ist der Großneffe des berühmten Dichters. Er hat ein Kapitänspatent erworben und sich Geld geliehen, um ein Schiff zu bauen. Er will Emilia heiraten, doch ihre Familie ist strikt gegen diese Verbindung. Die beiden beginnen, nachdem Lessing von seiner ersten großen Fahrt zurückgekehrt ist, eine Affäre. Als ein Hausmädchen sie verrät, kommt es zum Bruch. Emilia beschließt, mit ihm zu reisen. In Südamerika kommt ihr erstes Kind zur Welt, in Hamburg das zweite. Doch sie haben ein anderes Ziel: Australien. Die spannende Geschichte einer Auswanderung, die auf wahren Begebenheiten beruht. Die australischen Schwestern - Australien, 1891. Das Leben von Carola, Mina und Elsa verändert sich schlagartig, als ihre Mutter kurz nach der Geburt des jüngsten Kindes stirbt. Während Carola, die Älteste, ins ferne Deutschland geschickt wird, bleiben Mina und Elsa in Australien. So unterschiedlich sich die Lebenswege der drei jungen Frauen auch entwickeln, eines haben sie jedoch gemeinsam: Sie geben nicht auf, wenn es darum geht, für ihre Träume zu kämpfen. Eine hochemotionale Saga um das Leben dreier außergewöhnlicher Schwestern – nach einer wahren Geschichte.

Valley Of Lagoons

Author: Patricia Shaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147220266X
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In 1825 the square-rigger Emma Jane sets sail from England, carrying on board convicts bound for the penal colonies and a handful of paying passengers determined to brave the perilous journey to a new land of opportunity - Australia. The settlers discover that the quickest road to wealth lies in laying claim to vast tracts of cattle-grazing land - though this soon brings them into conflict with fierce Aborigine tribes. Aristocratic Jasin Heselwood, forced to flee England to avoid gambling debts, will stop at nothing to join the elite ranks of cattle kings. Double-crossing friend and foe alike, he starts a feud with the Irish squatter Pace MacNamara that has tragic consequences for both their families. But it is the women who are the true pioneers: Jasin's spoilt wife, Georgina, who refuses to be crushed by his ruthlessness or by his infidelities; and the convict girl Dolour, who is to be his Nemesis...

Thornwood House

Author: Anna Romer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1922052418
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When you’re all that stands between the murderous past and the fate of those you love, how far would you go to save them? When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War Two medic – Samuel Riordan, the homestead’s former occupant – and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him. But as Audrey digs deeper into Samuel’s story, she discovers he was accused of bashing to death a young woman on his return from the war in 1946. When she learns about other unexplained deaths in recent years – one of them a young woman with injuries echoing those of the first victim – she begins to suspect that the killer is still very much alive. And now Audrey, thanks to her need to uncover the past, has provided him with good reason to want to kill again. An enthralling, haunting tale of obsession, love and courage