Best Anne Allen books
Dangerous Waters: The Guernsey Novels - Book 1
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** Awarded Silver in the 2012 WishingShelfAwards **
Tragedy seems to follow Jeanne Le Page around . . .
Can she really go through it again and survive?
Jeanne is lucky to be alive … at sixteen she was almost killed in a boating accident which brought heart-breaking family tragedy. Now, fifteen years later, Jeanne returns reluctantly to the island of Guernsey following the death of her beloved grandmother. Struggling for breath as the ferry nears the island, she is overwhelmed by a dark foreboding as hazy memories of that terrible day resurface…
Only returning to sell her inheritance - her grandmother’s old cottage - she has no intention of picking up her old life. But the cottage holds a secret, dating back to World War II, and Jeanne becomes drawn into discovering more. Then, soon after her arrival, a chance meeting with an old teenage crush leads her to thoughts of love.
Jeanne is forced to face her demons, reliving the tragedy as her lost memory returns.
When the truth is finally revealed, her life is endangered for the second time…
The Betrayal (The Guernsey Novels) (Volume 6)
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Finding Mother: The Guernsey Novels Book 2
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Echoes of Time (The Guernsey Novels Book 5)
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Betrayal, injustice and revenge echo down the years…
1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla. The Germans occupy Guernsey.
All too soon Olive realises she has made a mistake. Her life changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer-
however there’s a price to pay. . .
2010. Natalie Ogier returns to Guernsey to escape an abusive relationship – only to be plagued by odd happenings in her beautiful cottage on the site of a derelict and secluded farm. Disturbing dreams, disembodied voices and uncanny visions from the past. She becomes increasingly ill at ease as someone else’s past catches up with her own…
Her only immediate neighbour, Stuart, is the grandson of the original owners, Bill and Olive.
Thrown together in a bid to find out what happened to Olive, can they each survive the repercussions of the past and move on?
‘A powerful family drama packed full of mystery and intrigue. A stunningly good read.’ A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review
For the last three days, I have been thoroughly immersed in Echoes of Time, a family saga set in Guernsey. Let me begin by saying how gripping this story is. Not only is the plot packed full of twists and turns, but the setting – and the characters – are lovingly described. There is, I think, nothing better than a novel written by an author who knows how to balance setting, speech and plot.
So, what did I like? Well, the opening chapter, albeit very short, is a real ‘grabber’. I’m very fond of books which open with a ‘BANG!' and not with endless paragraphs of flowery prose. Well, trust me, this opens BIG, hooking the reader in…
I also very much enjoyed the pacing of this novel. The chapters were surprisingly short for this genre and there’s often a cliffhanger at the end of the chapters. So, although it is a family saga of sorts it is also very much a thriller and a mystery, and the style of writing reflects that.
So, would I recommend this book? Yes, absolutely. And who to? Well, pretty much anybody and everybody. If you enjoy a good thriller, this is for you. If you enjoy a complex family saga, this is for you. Or, if you simply love Guernsey, this is for you.
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'Superbly written, Echoes of Time is captivating, exciting, sad, bittersweet and yet hopeful and full of happiness. Anne Allen lovingly depicts the place and people of Guernsey and seamlessly combines the past and present, telling almost parallel stories that come to a joint resolution.' Readers Favorite Review - Awarded Finalist in Readers' Favorite Awards 2017
So Much For Buckingham (The Camilla Randall Mysteries) (Volume 5)
Anne R. Allen
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The Queen of Staves: A Camilla Randall Mystery (The Camilla Randall Mysteries) (Volume 6)
Anne R. Allen
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He's forced to hide his blossoming relationship withbookstore owner Camilla Randall to keep her safe from the band's vengefulclutches. Not easy when they're together every day, as Ronzo's unexpectedtarot-reading skills keep Camilla's failing Morro Bay shop afloat.
When a mysterious Irish poet shows up dead on a tarot client'sbeach, it's up to secret lovers Camilla and Ronzo--and the tarot cards--to findthe killer. Hopefully before the homicidal Froggenhalls arrive in Morro Bay
Luckily Buckingham the cat is on the case, ready to fightthe bad guys, tooth and claw.
The Camilla Randall Mysteries are a laugh-out-loud mashup ofromantic comedy, crime fiction, and satire: Dorothy Parker meets Dorothy L.Sayers. Downwardly mobile bookstore owner and etiquette expert Camilla Randallis a magnet for murder, mayhem and Mr. Wrong. But she always solves the mysteryin her quirky, but oh-so-polite way.
- "There is adepth and freshness about Anne Allen's work that makes for a pleasingsurprise!" Poet Janice Konstantinidis
- "Tremendousfun, wittily satiric and highly recommended." Nigel J. Robinson
- "A perfectblend of wild and wacky characters spouting hilarious dialogue while findingthemselves in unpredictable and unexpected situations." Paul Alan Fahey,Rainbow award-winning author of The Mother I Imagined, The Mom I Knew.
- "Lots offun! Anne R. Allen is a hugely talented writer, and her Camilla Randall seriesnever fails to entertain." ClaudeForthomme, senior editor, Impakter magazine.
- "Highlyrecommended for anyone who enjoys romance, and crime suspense, with a lethallysatiric edge." Dr. John Yeoman, author of How Did the Author Do That?
My Mental Madness Memoir: The provocative TRUE journey through my struggles with mental illness
Stephanie Anne Allen
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The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats
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Ginsberg was seminal to the creation of a public perception of Beat writers and knew all of the major figures personally, making him uniquely qualified to be the historian of the movement. In The Best Minds of My Generation, Ginsberg shares anecdotes of meeting Kerouac, Burroughs, and other writers for the first time, explains his own poetics, elucidates the importance of music to Beat writing, discusses visual influences and the cut-up method, and paints a portrait of a group who were leading a literary revolution. For Beat aficionados and neophytes alike, The Best Minds of My Generation is a personal yet critical look at one of the most important literary movements of the twentieth century.
Growing Up Catholic: The Millennium Edition: An Infinitely Funny Guide for the Faithful, the Fallen and Everyone In-Between
Mary Jane Frances Cavolina
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The original edition of Growing Up Catholic, along with its sequels, struck a heavenly chord with a generation of Catholics of all persuasions. Now, to commemorate the Great Catholic Jubilee of the Year 2000, the authors bless us with an updated and expanded version of this beloved national bestseller. Filled with a witty, poignant, and downright hilarious potpourri of essays, lists, games, drawings, photos, and quizzes, it includes the best of all three Growing Up Catholic books, along with many all-new features, such as:
Jubilee 2000: Not Your Average Birthday Party
Father Phil: Confessor to the Sopranos
Who Will Be The Next Pope?: A Handicapper's Guide
Ansubstantiationtray: Can't Anybody Here Speak Latin Anymore?
For Catholics of all ages -- from those who lived through Vatican II to those who've never seen a nun's habit except in a movie -- Growing Up Catholic celebrates in a lighthearted way the funny and sublime side of day-to-day Catholic life.
Stories of the Rose: The Making of the Rosary in the Middle Ages
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