Ruby's Palace

Author: Kerry Barnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848978010

Category:

Page: 292

View: 9901

The Vincents' nightclubs are popping up all over London. The O'Connells, a gypsy family, plan to get their hands on the Palaces, but gypsies have no place in business... not the Vincents' business. Their hunger for revenge is driven by jealousy and greed. Disregarding the warnings and the rumours of the disappearance of the entire McManners family, the O'Connells plot a scam so cruel even their own kind shuns them. Ruby Vincent is now fifteen, and she may look like her aunt Francesca, but she still has Jesse Right's blood running through her veins. Turning her back on the family, she goes in search of the truth. What she finds will haunt her... She should have left the boogie man to rot in hell. 'When you've made your bed, you must lie in it.'
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Tea for Ruby

Author: Sarah Ferguson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442426330

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3810

Ruby gets a princess-worthy primer on manners in this charming picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser and author Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York. Ruby does her best to have good manners—yet no matter her efforts, she just can’t seem to succeed. But when Ruby receives a mysterious surprise invitation to tea with the Queen, she is especially determined to polish her poise. She goes from the postman to her brother to the playground to her parents, trying her hardest to have manners befitting a princess. Will she ever manage to be proper in time for tea at the palace? In this New York Times bestseller, cheerful, elegant text from Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, pairs with Robin Preiss Glasser’s “exuberant illustrations, rendered in her unmistakable Fancy Nancy style (Publishers Weekly)” to create an endearing and gently instructive story about manners.
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Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace

Author: Nan Marino

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1596438592

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8377

In Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace by Nan Marino, eleven-year-old musical prodigy, Elvis Ruby, was supposed to win the most coveted reality show on television, Tween Star. None of the other contestants even came close to his talents. But in the middle of the biggest night, with millions of people watching, Elvis panicked. He forgot the words to the song. He forgot the tune. He forgot how to play every single instrument he'd ever known and froze on national TV. So Elvis must run from the paparazzi camped outside his door and spend the summer working with his aunt and cousin at Piney Pete's Pancake Palace in the remote wilds of New Jersey. It's the perfect place to be anonymous, that is until Elvis meets Cecilia, a girl who can't seem to help blurting out whatever's on her mind. An NPR Best Book of 2013
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Ruthless

Author: Kerry Barnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848974975

Category:

Page: 350

View: 9447

1964 - London Dolly Vincent is born to an East End gangster but is sent away for her own protection. Mad Mick is hell bent on his revenge and will stop at nothing to kill her. Estranged from her family, she becomes a successful barrister, but after defending a young Italian man she finds herself caught up in a secret held by a high court judge. Tortured and left for dead she flees London and heads to New York. Only the Vincents know where she is, but even they don't know the truth. 1990 Francesca is back to face her demons but this time she is not alone. One woman three names
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Escaping Peril (Wings of Fire, Book 8)

Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054568546X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6089

"The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series soars to even greater heights with a new prophecy and five new dragonets ready to claim their destiny! Peril has been loyal to Queen Scarlet, who used her fatal firescales to kill countless dragons in the SkyWing arena. Now, Peril is loyal to Clay, the only dragonet who has ever been her friend. So when Scarlet threatens Jade Mountain Academy, Peril sets off to find her former queen, stop her, and save the day, no matter what it takes. There's just one problem: a strangely persistent SeaWing, Turtle, insists on coming along, too. Turtle is worried about his friends, who left to search for Scarlet and haven't returned. Peril is worried that she might accidentally burn Turtle -- or burn him on purpose, for being so annoying -- and frustrated that she keeps saying and doing the wrong things. She can't escape her firescales, and she can't escape her reputation as the deadliest dragon in Pyrrhia. So when she's offered a chance to trade everything for a second chance, Peril has to decide who she's really loyal to . . . and whether her own scales might actually be worth saving."
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Ruby Lu, Star of the Show

Author: Lenore Look

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442420405

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8729

Ruby Lu returns—in paperback! Can this spunky middle-grader solve her family’s money troubles? Ruby is starting third grade, and she can’t wait! She’ll get to join fun clubs, learn cursive, and play in the orchestra. But there’s one big change Ruby Lu isn’t expecting: Her father loses his job. Now he’s taking care of her and Oscar while her mother works, and it’s definitely not all fun and games, especially with money so tight. So Ruby, determined and resourceful as ever, sets out to make a million dollars! And though she soon learns that making money isn’t easy, she also discovers that having a loving family is the most valuable thing of all.
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The Princess and the Presents

Author: Caryl Hart

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763673986

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8488

Spoiled princess Ruby can't get enough presents for her birthday, but when disaster strikes, she realizes that all those gifts are not the most important things in her life.
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Rogue Rapids

Author: Shirleen Davies

Publisher: Avalanche Ranch Press LLC

ISBN: 1941786782

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8043

A painful betrayal and a past he chooses to forget. The dream of love and a future she desperately desires. Rogue Rapids, Book Eleven, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series Adam “Mack” Mackey vowed to never return to the family who betrayed him. Needing to forget and start over, the ex-Union officer accepted a deputy job in the Montana Territory. The new start offered satisfaction, purpose, and much needed peace. His nights with the women in Splendor saloons provided companionship. He required nothing else—including love, a notion he firmly rejected. At least that was what he thought until his gaze landed on a newly arrived mail order bride. Sylvia Lucero escaped an arranged marriage certain to add to her family’s riches while committing her to a lifetime devoid of love. Stepping from the stage onto the muddy street of Splendor, Montana, her gaze swept the area, halting on a handsome, and she’d soon learn, arrogant lawman—the last person she’d consider marrying. Supper. That’s all Mack wants, but the obstinate woman refuses all his invitations—until one evening when he wouldn’t take no for an answer. Their first supper together changes everything. Unfortunately, their tentative steps at a relationship face challenges neither anticipate. Threats to local ranchers, the town, and Sylvia strain their fragile connection. Will the danger prove too much for two people with different goals? Or will the perils bring them together, forcing a shared strength greater than either imagine? Rogue Rapids, book eleven in the Redemption Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger. Book 1: Redemption’s Edge Book 2: Wildfire Creek Book 3: Sunrise Ridge Book 4: Dixie Moon Book 5: Survivor Pass Book 6: Promise Trail Book 7: Deep River Book 8: Courage Canyon Book 9: Forsaken Falls Book 10: Solitude Gorge Book 11: Rogue Rapids
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Paradise

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804169888

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 6542

This story set in Ruby, Oklahoma is about an African American community.
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The Body in the Library

A Miss Marple Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061739529

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 594

The iconic Miss Marple must investigate the case of a girl found dead in Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, The Body in the Library It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple into their home to investigate. Amid rumors of scandal, she baits a clever trap to catch a ruthless killer.
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Why's (poignant) Guide to Ruby

Author: Why the Lucky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781320132503

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2970

why's (poignant) Guide to Ruby, sometimes called w(p)GtR or just "the poignant guide", is an introductory book to the Ruby programming language, written by why the lucky stiff. The book is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.The book is unusual among programming books in that it includes quite a lot of strange humour and narrative side tracks which are sometimes completely unrelated to the topic. Many motifs have become inside jokes in the Ruby community, such as references to the words "chunky bacon". The book includes many characters which have become popular as well, particularly the cartoon foxes and Trady Blix, a large black feline friend of why's, who acts as a guide to the foxes (and occasionally teaches them some Ruby).
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Solitude Gorge

Author: Shirleen Davies

Publisher: Avalanche Ranch Press LLC

ISBN: 1941786731

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 4579

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Serpent's Eye

Author: Stacey Dahmen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438956703

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

View: 5664

In time of darkness, Aura and her brother Donny go on a journey to rescue the princess from a horrible sea serpent. Accompanying them is Hawk's rather shady son, Falcon. Hawk, who was the queen's servant, now rules the throne with his battle sawyr, Gualdon. They are both wizards. This journey soon comes to a halt as a new wizard and a rival of Falcon's comes into the picture, Ryson. Soon, Aura finds out that much more is at stake than their lives, and that she herself is changing. She gains new powers from an anonymous wizard, and gets a strange telepathy message. Falcon gets more suspicious and trouble brews between the two. In the final battle, she is suddenly thrust into a hero position that against her nature. Find out if Aura succeeds in saving her life and untimely all of Encharta's.
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Mourning Ruby

Author: Helen Dunmore

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014190156X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 721

Mourning Ruby explores identity and maternal ties and is bestselling author Helen Dunmore's eighth novel. Rebecca was abandoned by her mother in a shoebox in the backyard of an Italian restaurant when she was two days old. Her life begins without history, in the dark outdoors. Who is she, where has she come from and what can she become? Thirty years later, married to Adam, she gives birth to Ruby, and to a new life for herself. But when sudden tragedy changed the course of that life for ever, and all the lives that touch hers, Rebecca is out in the world again, searching . . . 'Moments that bring the reader to tears . . . a fascinating - often brilliant - novel' The Times 'Bold and unusual . . . miraculously written, Dunmore's drama of loss and regeneration pieces together shattered lives' Daily Mail 'Emotionally restrained, beautifully observed' Daily Telegraph Helen Dunmore has published eleven novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness , which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead ; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby; House of Orphan; Counting the Stars and The Betrayal, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer.
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The Dragonet Prophecy

Author: Tui Sutherland

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 9780545349239

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4669

Determined to end a generations-long war among the seven dragon tribes, a secret movement called the Talons of Peace draws on a prophecy that calls for a great sacrifice, compelling five appointed dragonets to fulfill a painful destiny against their will.
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Love, Ruby Lavender

Author: Deborah Wiles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547351926

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9721

Ruby Lavender used to have a good life. She and her grandmother, Miss Eula, were inseparable--they even drove the getaway car together for chickens rescued from the slaughterhouse! But this summer, Miss Eula will be in Hawaii, and Ruby's sure it'll be a lonely, empty, horrible season without her. What happens instead? Ruby makes a new friend, saves the school play, writes plenty of letters to her favorite (and only) grandmother . . . and finally stops blaming herself for her grandfather's death.
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Tea for Ruby

Author: Sarah Duchess Of York

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857073869

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9046

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and Robin Preiss Glasser have created the most adorable picture book about a little girl called Ruby who, try as she might, can't be as well-mannered as she wishes she could. But this doesn't stop her from trying. So when Ruby receives a surprise invitation to tea with the Queen, she tries hard to practise princess-like manners. Can she do it? Will Ruby ever manage to be proper in time for tea at the palace?
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Christmas at the Palace

Author: Jeevani Charika

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1499861982

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

View: 3229

A sparkling, festive read full of love, joy and a little Christmas magic. Snuggle up with the perfect Christmas romance that readers have fallen in love with this year, as one ordinary girl learns what it means to love a prince. Not even in her wildest imaginings did Kumari ever think she'd become a princess. But having fallen for Ben - or rather Prince Benedict, sixth in line to the throne - it looks like nothing will ever go as planned again. And as Christmas rapidly approaches the distinction between family festivities and Royalty becomes ever more apparent. With the paparazzi hounding her, her job on the line and some rather frustrating royal training, Kumari feels panic set in. Does loving Prince Charming mean she'll get her fairy tale ending - and on her own terms? PLEASE NOTE: This is the expanded, special Christmas edition of Jeevani Charika's novel, A Royal Wedding. For readers who have already purchased A Royal Wedding, you can read the expanded edition for free; just sync your ereader and the new file will download to your device. Praise for Jeevani Charika: 'She writes heroes and heroines who jump from the pages to carry me along to their happy endings' Sue Moorcroft 'A gentle, cosy romance' Milly Johnson 'Witty in places and utterly emotional at other times, and it deals with some deeper issues too' Rachel's Random Reads 'Beautifully observed heart-warming tale' Reader Review 'Smart and sassy' Reader Review 'A fab page-turner' Reader Review
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Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

Author: Ruby Lal

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393635406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1517

Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire. When it came to hunting, she was a master shot. As a dress designer, few could compare. An ingenious architect, she innovated the use of marble in her parents’ mausoleum on the banks of the Yamuna River that inspired her stepson’s Taj Mahal. And she was both celebrated and reviled for her political acumen and diplomatic skill, which rivaled those of her female counterparts in Europe and beyond. In 1611, thirty-four-year-old Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the twentieth and most cherished wife of the Emperor Jahangir. While other wives were secluded behind walls, Nur ruled the vast Mughal Empire alongside her husband, and governed in his stead as his health failed and his attentions wandered from matters of state. An astute politician and devoted partner, Nur led troops into battle to free Jahangir when he was imprisoned by one of his own officers. She signed and issued imperial orders, and coins of the realm bore her name. Acclaimed historian Ruby Lal uncovers the rich life and world of Nur Jahan, rescuing this dazzling figure from patriarchal and Orientalist clichés of romance and intrigue, and giving new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal Empire, even where scholars claim there are no sources. Nur’s confident assertion of authority and talent is revelatory. In Empress, she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.
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Ruby Under a Microscope

Learning Ruby Internals Through Experiment

Author: Pat Shaughnessy

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593275277

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 7106

"An under-the-hood look at how the Ruby programming language runs code. Extensively illustrated with complete explanations and hands-on experiments. Covers Ruby 2.x"--
Posted in Computers