Great Australian Escapes
The third book in a new contemporary romance series featuring billionaire brothers from bestselling author Katie Lane!
Jada Longbridge, the only daughter born to a teenaged peasant girl, Amelia, and the older but dashing Jake Longbridge, a married father of six and a member of the declining white Jamaican plantocracy. Jada grew up with a protective mother who kept her sheltered. Jada wore an air of superiority. At an early age, her mother instilled in her that she was special, different, and better than those in the peasant class community in which they lived. Privy to a tidy inheritance, left by Jake Longbridge for his illegitimate daughter, Amelia sent Jada away to charm school where she was taught singing, deportment, and fancy sewing. Jada was being prepared for her station in life; her mother had considered her 'middle class' and was set on marrying her off to the right man. On holidays, Jada would come home. It was on one of these trips home that Warren, a local village boy, had seduced the lovely Jada. Pregnant, for a poor village boy, while betrothed to Dr. Jordan Willoughby who lived in the prestigious Cumberland suburbs, many miles away, Jada's world had come crashing. For 69 years Jada's heart had throb for someone else, she was hurting deep inside but she had concealed the hurt. Now gravely ill and lying in a long-term care facility, she revealed it to her middle-aged children. But will they believe her - after all they had only known a loving father who was no longer around to defend himself. Had she risk losing her children at a time when she needed them most?
Seven decades of severe Soviet cultural-religious suppression and two world wars had isolated and demolished the once flourishing Jewish communities behind the Iron Curtain. When the era of Glasnost and Perestroika presented an opportunity for world Jewry to reestablish its lost ties with the three of four million Jews still living throughout the former Soviet Republics, it was unknown whether there was any hope for some kind of Jewish community renewal. The story of how the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a voluntary, humanitarian organization supported by American Jewry, made its entry into the isolated, poverty-stricken world, is a dramatic one. Beginning with only a few highly motivated and experienced workers, contact was made through music, literature, food packages, and religious holiday celebrations. Local Jewish leadership emerged and was encouraged. Plans for community development through social, religious, educational and welfare services were made and implemented. With the guidance of AJJDC and its dedicated community workers came rehabilitation and renewal.
Five hundred years from now, ex-corporate mercenary Koko Martstellar is swaggering through an easy early retirement as a brothel owner on The Sixty Islands, a manufactured tropical resort archipelago known for its sex and simulated violence. Surrounded by slang-drooling boywhores and synthetic komodo dragons, Koko finds the most challenging part of her day might be deciding on her next drink. That is, until her old comrade Portia Delacompte sends a squad of security personnel to murder her.
Sam has an ordinary life - but his mother used to be a pirate!One day at breakfast, they decide to go to sea and an amazing adventure begins.A brand new picture book edition of this timeless favourite.
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