One for Sorrow, Two for Joy By Elise Juska

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One for Sorrow, Two for Joy By Elise Juska
For two quietly unhappy years, linguist Claire Gallagher has been living deep in the New Hampshire woods, enduring a polite but strained marriage to a highly respected scientist. Once a determined overachiever and academic star in her own right, she now spends her days avoiding her stalled dissertation and creating EZ crossword puzZles. But for all Claire's knowledge of words and their meanings, the meaning in her own life eludes her. One bleak morning in winter, she announces that she's leaving. By nightfall, at the urging of her younger sister Noelle, Claire finds herself heading to the last place she thought she would ever go: Ireland -- the birthplace of her abrasive, chronically ill mother and the country Noelle, a college dropout, now calls home. In a small town on the Irish coast, Claire's struggle to move ahead with her life takes her deep into the puzzles of her past -- in a world in which there are no simple answers, and…

Sacrifice the Wicked By Karina Cooper

Sacrifice the Wicked By Karina Cooper
Sacrifice the Wicked By Karina Cooper

Parker Adams has always done what?s expected of her . . . until a double agent with nothing to lose ignites a passion she doesn?t dare give in to.Mission Agent Simon Wells is everything Parker Adams has been trained to fight: manipulator, murderer, spy . . . witch. But for her, what makes S

Imon most dangerous is his mesmerizing sexual magnetism, powerful enough to tempt even the famed ice queen of the Mission. Though she knows better, each encounter with the deceptive agent leaves her craving more.Simon isn?t a man to let go of what?s his, and his pursuit forces Parker, a woman he can?t get out from under his skin, to make a stand that could destroy her. If they can work together, they might survive the politics that has enslaved their devastated world?or fall victim to the pitfalls of desperation, bone-deep mistrust, and a hunger that threatens to consume them


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