Captive!

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307804267

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 68

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Something loud crashed over their heads, and they could hear gravel and dirt hitting the top of the truck. It happened again and again. The last sound they heard was the scrape of a shovel picking up more dirt. Then it was quiet. “Where do you think we are?” Woody asked. “It’s getting really cold in here.” Roman hit the back door with his fist. “I’ll tell you where we are. We’re buried alive!” Roman Sanchez’s life has become a nightmare. His father, a SWAT officer, has been killed in the line of duty. Then masked gunmen storm Roman’s classroom and hold him and three other boys hostage in a remote mountain cabin. There’s not much time before the kidnappers’ deadly threats are carried out. Can Roman overcome his fear—and the memory of his father’s death—to lead the boys’ desperate fight for freedom?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Captive Innocence

Author: Fern Michaels

Publisher: eKensington

ISBN: 1601830815

Category: Fiction

Page: 405

View: 3560

International bestselling author Fern Michaels takes us on a riveting journey, where a young woman finds her destiny opening new vistas of promise and hope. . . Marilyn Bannon ventured into a lush new unknown world to claim her family's heritage. There, far from the reaches of civilization, she became entranced with the exotic, enigmatic Sebastian Rivera. As excitement with her new life consumed her, Marilyn found herself in the midst of a strange and troubling culture where stunning opulence mirrored terrible bondage. In the center of it all stood the Baron, who controlled the land and everyone on it--and who meant to have Marilyn for his own. Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender "A big, rich book in every way. . .I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." --Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich 110,000 Words
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Summer School and After School

Author: Jurgen von Stuka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937831554

Category:

Page: N.A

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Summer School & After School: A Ponygirl Omnibus by Jurgen von StukaThis two-book volume presents the trials and misfortunes of Dori Hammond and Lucy von Holt. Both are young, well educated and in trouble.
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The Little Captive

Author: Lise Kristensen

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447286278

Category: History

Page: N.A

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'I took hold of the fence and pressed my face into the wire, asking myself what I had done to be made a prisoner?' On the Indonesian island of Java, eight-year-old Lise enjoys a happy childhood, thousands of miles away from the war raging in Europe. Then, one day in 1942, her friends and neighbours start to disappear. For two years, Lise and her family were imprisoned in POW camps, surviving starvation, illness and brutal treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors - but they never gave up hope. This is the remarkable true story of a little girl who, even in the darkest depths of war, was able to look beyond the barbed wire, to a time when she would be free. First published in hardback as The Blue Door.
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Angelo's Captive Virgin

Author: India Grey

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426821670

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6895

Italian tycoon Angelo Emiliani wants to buy Anna's French chteau, but it seems she'll do anything to stop him. So he'll take Anna captive on his yacht, and show her he's not to be toyed with. But as cabin fever sets in, passions erupt, and Anna realizes the price of stopping Angelo has just gotten higher. Now there's more at stake than saving the chteau—Anna's at risk of losing her virginity, and more!
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Captive Prince

Author: C. S. Pacat

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698155084

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 9696

From global phenomenon C. S. Pacat comes the first novel in her critically acclaimed Captive Prince trilogy. Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country. For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else...
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Captive of the Labyrinth

Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune

Author: Mary Jo Ignoffo

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826272317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 7022

Media Kit Since her death in 1922, Sarah Winchester has been perceived as a mysterious, haunted figure. After inheriting a vast fortune upon the death of her husband in 1881, Sarah purchased a simple farmhouse in San José, California. She began building additions to the house and continued construction on it for the next twenty years. A hostile press cast Sarah as the conscience of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company—a widow shouldering responsibility for the many deaths caused by the rifle that brought her riches. She was accused of being a ghost-obsessed spiritualist, and to this day it is largely believed that the extensive construction she executed on her San José house was done to appease the ghouls around her. But was she really as guilt-ridden and superstitious as history remembers her? When Winchester’s home was purchased after her death, it was transformed into a tourist attraction. The bizarre, sprawling mansion and the enigmatic nature of Winchester’s life were exaggerated by the new owners to generate publicity for their business. But as the mansion has become more widely known, the person of Winchester has receded from reality, and she is only remembered for squandering her riches to ward off disturbed spirits. Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune demystifies the life of this unique American. In the first full-length biography of Winchester, author and historian Mary Jo Ignoffo unearths the truth about this notorious eccentric, revealing that she was not a maddened spiritualist driven by remorse but an intelligent, articulate woman who sought to protect her private life amidst the chaos of her public existence. The author takes readers through Winchester’s several homes, explores her private life, and, by excerpting from personal correspondence, gives the heiress a voice for the first time since her death. Ignoffo’s research reveals that Winchester’s true financial priority was not dissipating her fortune on the mansion in San José but investing it for a philanthropic legacy. For too long Sarah Winchester has existed as a ghost herself—a woman whose existence lies somewhere between the facts of her life and a set of sensationalized recollections of who she may have been. Captive of the Labyrinth finally puts to rest the myths about this remarkable woman, and, in the process, uncovers the legacy she intended to leave behind.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Proof Through the Night

A B-29 Pilot Captive in Japan : the Ernest Pickett Story

Author: Ernest Pickett,K. P. Burke

Publisher: Opal Creek PressLlc

ISBN: 9781931105040

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 6751

A gripping addition to WWII literature. Little-known history of the B-29 in India and China and a pilot's thirteen months of captivity in Japan.
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Cheyenne Captive

Author: Georgina Gentry

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420138251

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1053

SCANDALOUS THOUGHTS When headstrong, golden-haired Summer ran away from home, all she could think of was leaving her strict father behind. But after a vengeance-seeking Indian attacked her stage, threatening her with a fate worse than death, the tempestuous girl yarned for her parents' overbearing rules. . . until the savage's cruel grip changed to a tantalizing touch! His sensuous caress banished all ties to the past, the exciting things he did with his lips made her yearn for an unknown fulfillment. From that moment the spirited innocent knew that her future was bound to his—and she'd cherish whatever relationship the uncivilized brave decided to have with her. FORBIDDEN DESIRES From the years he was forced to live in Texas, the handsome half-breed Iron Knife knew how deceptive palefaces could be. Surely this creamy-skinned, blue-eyed beauty was no different. But even as he tried to brutally punish her for her heritage, he was ensnared by the hip-length strands of wheat-hued tresses, enchanted by the firm curves of her nubile white body. Before the ruthless warrior could control himself, he was whispering of love, swearing there'd be no others. He could never marry this ignoble slave, but he'd sooner slay her than ever give up his bewitching CHEYENNE CAPTIVE.
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Misery

A Novel

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143107

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7857

After an almost fatal car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon finds himself being nursed by a deranged fan who holds him captive.
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The Captive Prince

Author: Scott Chantler

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554537762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 116

View: 1887

On the run from the Queen's Dragons and struggling to track down Dessa's missing twin brother, Dessa, Topper and Fisk inadvertently rescue a prince and find that their actions have placed royal kingdoms and a romance at risk. Simultaneous.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

My Private War

Liberated Body, Captive Mind : a World War II POW's Journey

Author: Norman Bussel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 4318

Documents the World War II veteran's experiences as a nineteen-year-old prisoner of war, a tortuous process that left him struggling with PTSD and rage at the way his fellow captives and he were treated and compromised his ability to peacefully reacclimate when he was returned home.
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Exquisite Captive

Author: Heather Demetrios

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062318586

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6995

For fans of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy comes the first book in the Dark Caravan Cycle, a modern fantasy-adventure trilogy about a gorgeous, fierce eighteen-year-old jinni who is pitted against two magnetic adversaries, both of whom want her—and need her—to make their wishes come true. Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Now in hiding on the dark caravan—the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command—she’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle. Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to release Nalia from her master so she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle . . . and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Adventure According to Humphrey

Author: Betty G. Birney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440699344

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 407

The students in Room 26 are learning about boats and building their own for a race on Potter's Pond. Humphrey the hamster loves dreaming about being a pirate and watching his friends build ships. But when he mistakenly ends up at sea on the day of the boat race, he finds himself in the middle of more adventure than he bargained for! Humphrey is back in this charming story of a hamster on the high seas of hilarity.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

Author: Kim Fu

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544227328

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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From the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy, a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp—and the night that changes everything and will shape their lives for decades to come A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore traces these five girls—Nita, Andee, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan—through and beyond this fateful trip. We see them through successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks; we see what it means to find, and define, oneself, and the ways in which the same experience is refracted through different people. In diamond-sharp prose, Kim Fu gives us a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves—and the pasts we can't escape.
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A Gift from Darkness

Author: Andrea Claudia Hoffmann,Patience Ibrahim

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590518500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3507

The inspirational story of a pregnant young Nigerian woman and the horrors she endured to save her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram. When she was nineteen, Patience Ibrahim's first husband was murdered by Boko Haram. She fled to the safety of her village and remarried several months later. Having prayed for a child for years, Patience is overjoyed when she discovers she is pregnant. But her joy is short-lived: Boko Haram soldiers are at her door. Brutally abducted and forced to convert to Islam, she lives in constant terror of what her kidnappers have in store for her. She finds herself alone in the world and fears her life is over. For two months, Patience hides her pregnancy while facing the brutalities meted out by Boko Haram. By the sheer force of her determination to protect her baby, she and her child are able to survive. Now, she has entrusted journalist Andrea C. Hoffmann with her story, a powerful first-person account of Boko Haram's atrocities in Nigeria and Cameroon. One of the first testimonies on the terrorist group's war crimes in Western Africa, A Gift from Darkness poignantly shows the human toll of a crisis that demands attention.
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The Captive

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402278799

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A USA Today bestseller He'll never be free... Captured and tortured by the French, Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, survives by vowing to take revenge on his tormentors. Before the duke can pursue his version of justice, Gillian, Countess of Greendale, reminds him that his small daughter has suffered much in his absence, and needs her papa desperately. Until he surrenders his heart... Gilly endured her difficult marriage by avoiding confrontation and keeping peace at any cost. Christian's devotion to his daughter and his kindness toward Gilly give her hope that she could enjoy a future with him, for surely he of all men shares her loathing for violence in any form. Little does Gilly know, the battle for Christian's heart is only beginning. Captive Hearts series: The Captive (Book 1) The Traitor (Book 2) The Laird (Book 3)
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The Captive Maiden

Author: Melanie Dickerson

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310724422

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1779

Happily Ever After ... Or Happily Nevermore? Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke’s son, Valten—the boy she has daydreamed about for years—is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.
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The Natural Way of Things

Author: Charlotte Wood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1609453638

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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“Contemporary feminism may have found its masterpiece of horror (The Guardian),” as the stories of Verla and Yolanda seem ripped from the headlines about today's institutionalized misogyny and violence against women. The Natural Way of Things is at once lucid and illusory, a brilliantly plotted novel of ideas that reminds us of mankind's own vast contradictions—the capacity for savagery, selfishness, resilience, and redemption all contained by a single, vulnerable body. Drugged, dressed in old-fashioned rags, and fiending for a cigarette, Yolanda wakes up in a barren room. Verla, a young woman who seems vaguely familiar, sits nearby. Down a hallway echoing loudly with the voices of mysterious men, in a stark compound deep in the Australian outback, other captive women are just coming to. Starved, sedated, the girls can't be sure of anything—except the painful episodes in their pasts that link them. Drawing strength from the animal instincts they're forced to rely on, the women go from hunted to hunters, along the way becoming unforgettable and boldly original literary heroines that readers will both relate to and root for. Winner 2016 Stella Prize 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award in Fiction An Australian Indie Best Fiction Book & Overall Book of the Year Winner Finalist 2017 International Dublin Literary Award 2016 Voss Literary Prize 2016 Victorian Premier's Award 2016 The Miles Franklin Award
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The Oatman Massacre

A Tale of Desert Captivity and Survival

Author: Brian McGinty

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806180242

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5316

The Oatman massacre is among the most famous and dramatic captivity stories in the history of the Southwest. In this riveting account, Brian McGinty explores the background, development, and aftermath of the tragedy. Roys Oatman, a dissident Mormon, led his family of nine and a few other families from their homes in Illinois on a journey west, believing a prophecy that they would find the fertile “Land of Bashan” at the confluence of the Gila and Colorado Rivers. On February 18, 1851, a band of southwestern Indians attacked the family on a cliff overlooking the Gila River in present-day Arizona. All but three members of the family were killed. The attackers took thirteen-year-old Olive and eight-year-old Mary Ann captive and left their wounded fourteen-year-old brother Lorenzo for dead. Although Mary Ann did not survive, Olive lived to be rescued and reunited with her brother at Fort Yuma. On Olive’s return to white society in 1857, Royal B. Stratton published a book that sensationalized the story, and Olive herself went on lecture tours, telling of her experiences and thrilling audiences with her Mohave chin tattoos. Ridding the legendary tale of its anti-Indian bias and questioning the historic notion that the Oatmans’ attackers were Apaches, McGinty explores the extent to which Mary Ann and Olive may have adapted to life among the Mohaves and charts Olive’s eight years of touring and talking about her ordeal.
Posted in History