Hazel Gaynor

1 The Girl Who Came Home

Author : Hazel Gaynor
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Romance 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-04-01
Description :  Inspired by true events, the New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanic—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.<br /><br />Ireland, 1912. Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the lucky few passengers in steerage who survives. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again.<br /><br />Chicago, 1982. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her Great Nana Maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.

2 A Memory of Violets

Author : Hazel Gaynor
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-02-03
Description :  From the author of the USA Today bestseller The Girl Who Came Home comes an unforgettable historical novel that tells the story of two long-lost sisters—orphaned flower sellers—and a young woman who is transformed by their experiences<br /><br />"For little sister. . . . I will never stop looking for you."<br /><br />1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths.<br /><br />1912. Twenty-one-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London to become assistant housemother at one of Mr. Shaw's Training Homes for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the homes have cared for London's orphaned and crippled flower girls, getting them off the streets. For Tilly, the appointment is a fresh start, a chance to leave her troubled past behind.<br /><br />Soon after she arrives at the home, Tilly finds a notebook belonging to Flora Flynn. Hidden between the pages she finds dried flowers and a heartbreaking tale of loss and separation as Flora's entries reveal how she never stopped looking for her lost sister. Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie—but the search will not be easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart.

3 The Cottingley Secret

Author : Hazel Gaynor
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-08-01
Description :  “The Cottingley Secret tells the tale of two girls who somehow convince the world that magic exists. An artful weaving of old legends with new realities, this tale invites the reader to wonder: could it be true?” — Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker<br /><br />One of BookBub's&#xa0;Most-Anticipated Books of Summer 2017!&#xa0;<br /><br />The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley, Yorkshire, convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies in their garden. Now, in her newest novel, international bestseller Hazel Gaynor reimagines their story.<br /><br />1917… It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true—didn’t it? When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. But when one of the great novelists of the time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, becomes convinced of the photographs’ authenticity, the girls become a national sensation, their discovery offering hope to those longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war. Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many decades. But Frances longs for the truth to be told.<br /><br />One hundred years later… When Olivia Kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather’s bookshop she becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls who mystified the world. But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realize how the fairy girls’ lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined. As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in herself?

4 The Girl from the Savoy

Author : Hazel Gaynor
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2016-06-07
Description :  Presenting a dazzling new historical novel … The Girl From The Savoy is as sparkling as champagne and as thrilling as the era itself.<br /><br />‘Sometimes life gives you cotton stockings. Sometimes it gives you a Chanel gown …’<br /><br />Dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War. Memories of the soldier she loved, of secret shame and profound loss, by turns pull her back and spur her on to make a better life.<br /><br />When she finds employment as a chambermaid at London’s grandest hotel, The Savoy, Dolly takes a step closer to the glittering lives of the Bright Young Things who thrive on champagne, jazz and rebellion. Right now, she must exist on the fringes of power, wealth and glamor—she must remain invisible and unimportant.<br /><br />But her&#xa0;fortunes take an unexpected turn when she responds to a struggling songwriter’s advertisement for a ‘muse’ and finds herself thrust into London’s exhilarating theatre scene and into the lives of celebrated actress, Loretta May, and her brother, Perry. Loretta and Perry may have the life Dolly aspires to, but they too are searching for something.<br /><br />Now, at the precipice of the life she has and the one she longs for, the girl from The Savoy must make difficult choices: between two men; between two classes, between everything she knows and everything she dreams of. A brighter future is tantalizingly close—but can a girl like Dolly ever truly leave her past behind?

5 The New Voices in Fiction Sampler

Author : Joshilyn Jackson, Hazel Gaynor, Mary McNear, Nadia Hashimi, Emmi Itäranta, CJ Hauser, Katherine Harbour, Rebecca Rotert, Holly Brown, M. P. Cooley, Carrie La Seur & Sarah Creech
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-02-11
Description :  New York Times bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson presents The New Voices in Fiction Sampler: Summer Selection. This free e-book sampler is a curated volume of excerpts from new and upcoming titles by debut fiction authors you'll want to get familiar with early on.<br /><br />The New Voices in Fiction Sampler: Summer Selection includes:<br /><br />An Introduction from Joshilyn Jackson and an excerpt from her latest novel, Someone Else's Love Story, on sale now.<br /><br />And excerpts from:<br /><br />The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor<br />Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear<br />The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi<br />Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta<br />The From-Aways by CJ Hauser<br />Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour<br />Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert<br />Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown<br />Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley<br />The Home Place by Carrie La Seur<br />Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech<br />Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

6 Fall of Poppies

Author : Heather Webb, Hazel Gaynor, Beatriz Williams, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Lauren Willig & Marci Jefferson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-03-01
Description :  Top voices in historical fiction deliver an unforgettable collection of short stories set in the aftermath of World War I—featuring bestselling authors such as Hazel Gaynor, Jennifer Robson, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig and edited by Heather Webb.<br /><br />On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month...<br /><br />November 11, 1918. After four long, dark years of fighting, the Great War ends at last, and the world is forever changed. For soldiers, loved ones, and survivors the years ahead stretch with new promise, even as their hearts are marked by all those who have been lost.<br /><br />As families come back together, lovers reunite, and strangers take solace in each other, everyone has a story to tell.<br /><br />In this moving anthology, nine authors share stories of love, strength, and renewal as hope takes root in a fall of poppies.<br /><br />Featuring:<br /><br />Jessica Brockmole<br /><br />Hazel Gaynor<br /><br />Evangeline Holland<br /><br />Marci Jefferson<br /><br />Kate Kerrigan<br /><br />Jennifer Robson<br /><br />Beatriz Williams<br /><br />Lauren Willig<br /><br />Heather Webb&#xa0;

7 Hush

Author : Hazel Gaynor
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2016-05-17
Description :  New York Times&#xa0;bestselling author Hazel Gaynor captivates with a beautifully rendered short story about the strength of a mother’s love as the Great War comes to an end at last . . .<br /><br />As the final moments tick down to the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, signaling the end of fighting, midwife Annie Rawlins is doing everything she can to save an infant’s life. Too many have lost too much and Annie prays that the time for sorrow has passed. Meanwhile across the fields of France her son, Will, is on patrol one last time, clinging to thoughts of home and doing all he can to make it there. As the Armistice bells ring out, Annie and Will must fight one last time to grasp the hope&#xa0;of a new life and a new day.<br /><br />Originally published in the moving collection&#xa0;Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, this e-book also includes an excerpt from Gaynor’s new novel,&#xa0;The Girl from The Savoy,&#xa0;coming in June 2016.

8 Last Christmas in Paris

Author : Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-10-03
Description :  New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War.<br /><br />August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris.<br /><br />But as history tells us, it all happened so differently… <br /><br />Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble&#xa0;at his father’s newspaper business.&#xa0;Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?<br /><br />Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him…

9 The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

Author : Hazel Gaynor
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Release Date :  2018-10-09
Description :  From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a&#xa0;historical novel&#xa0;inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years.<br /><br />“They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.”<br /><br />1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart.<br /><br />1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.

10 Hullámok tengerén

Author : Hazel Gaynor
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2016-06-01
Description :  Az óceánt átszelő utazás és a Titanic tragédiája végleg megváltoztatja egy fiatal nő életét... Írország, 1912... Egy apró falu tizennégy szülötte a jobb élet reményében Amerikába indul a Titanic óceánjáró fedélzetén. A tizenhét éves Maggie Murphy számára azonban az utazás hatalmas lemondással jár, mert hátra kell hagynia kedvesét, Séamust. Maggie egyike azon keveseknek, akiknek a harmadosztály utasai közül sikerül túlélnie a katasztrófát. Egy New York-i kórházban egyedül felébredve a lány megesküszik, hogy soha nem beszél a rettegéssel és pánikkal teli végzetes éjszakáról. Chicago, 1982... Az édesapja halála óta céltalanul sodródó Grace Butler nem találja a helyét a világban. Mikor a dédnagymamája, Maggie megosztja vele egész életében őrzött, fájdalmas emlékét a Titanicról, története magával ragadja Grace-t - így végül mindketten rálelhetnek azokra, akiket rég elveszettnek hittek. A megtörtént eseményeken alapuló regény az "addergoole-i tizennégyek"-nek emléket állítva feltárja, milyen hatással volt a Titanic tragédiája nemcsak a túlélők, hanem leszármazottaik sorsára is. A Könyvjelző magazin 2015. novemberi számában megjelent cikk: Szerelem és halál a Titanicon Olvasson bele: Részlet a könyvből

11 Dievča z Titanicu

Author : Hazel Gaynor
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-11-25
Description :  Najzaujímavejšie príbehy píše sám život! Príbeh Dievčaťa z Titanicu inšpirovaný skutočnou udalosťou. Písal sa rok 1912, keď sa vtedy ešte len sedemnásťročná Maggie rozhodla odísť z Írska do Ameriky. Odchod bol pre ňu obzvlášť ťažký, pretože v Írsku nechala svoju veľkú lásku, Séamusa. Spolu s ňou vycestovalo z malej farnosti celkovo štrnásť ľudí. Všetci sa nalodili na Titanic v očakávaní nezabudnuteľnej cesty na najúžasnejšej lodi tých čias. V tej chvíli ešte netušili, že čoskoro sa táto plavba premení na tragédiu, ktorá si vyžiada stovky obetí a tých, čo prežijú, poznačí na zvyšok ich života. Trvalo ďalších sedemdesiat rokov, kým bola Maggie schopná znova o tejto katastrofe hovoriť. Keď však videla, že jej pravnučka potrebuje pomoc a inšpiráciu pre svoju ďalšiu žurnalistickú ­kariéru, rozhodla sa vyrozprávať jej svoj príbeh z Titanicu. ­Grace ho poslala do novín a nechtiac tým spustila lavínu udalostí, ktoré nakoniec viedli k odhaleniu jedného z najromantickejších a zároveň najtragickejších príbehov našich čias.

12 Das Mädchen aus dem Savoy

Author : Hazel Gaynor
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-12-18
Description :  Den größten Mut braucht man, um seinen eigenen Träumen zu folgen ...<br /><br />England 1923. Dorothy Lane ist eine Träumerin, deren größtes Ziel es ist, eines Tages auf den Bühnen Londons zu tanzen. Ihr altes Leben ist während des ersten Weltkriegs zerbrochen; ihr neues beginnt als Zimmermädchen im glamourösesten Hotel der Stadt, dem Savoy. Perry, ein Komponist auf der Suche nach einer Muse, und seine Schwester Loretta May, eine gefeierte Schauspielerin, scheinen alles zu haben, wovon Dorothy träumt. Als sich ihre Wege kreuzen, hat dies für alle drei ungeahnte Konsequenzen.

13 Noch bevor das Jahr zu Ende ist

Author : Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
Genre :  Romance  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Release Date :  2018-11-19
Description :  Der Krieg riss sie auseinander – doch manchmal ist die Liebe stärker als das Schicksal … <br /><br />August 1914. Als Evie Elliott sich von ihrem Bruder Will und dessen bestem Freund Thomas Harding verabschiedet, die von London zur Front aufbrechen, ahnt niemand, dass die Schrecken des Krieges Jahre andauern werden. Während all dieser Zeit teilen Evie und Thomas ihre größten Ängste und Hoffnungen miteinander und kommen sich so immer näher. Das Schicksal scheint jedoch andere Pläne für sie zu haben … <br /><br />Weihnachten 1968. Im Gepäck ein Bündel Briefe, die für ihn sehr wertvoll sind, reist Thomas Harding nach Paris, um die Geister der Vergangenheit endlich zur Ruhe zu betten. Doch ein letzter Brief wartet noch auf ihn.<br />



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