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Condensed Books: The Island Harp, the Pelican Brief, Treasures, Eye of the Storm
Condensed Books The Island Harp the Pelican Brief Treasures Eye of the Storm Author:Jeanne Williams, John Grisham, Belva Plain, Jack Higgins Reader's Digest Condensed best selling books into one compilation book. — This book contains the following books: — The Island Harp: Set in the mid-19th-century Scottish Hebrides, Williams's ( Home Mountain ) touching romance chronicles a spirited people living during a harsh time. When young Mairi's grandfather dies, her family is driven off the ... more »land on which their ancestors dwelled for centuries. Some take the opportunity to find a new life in America, but Mairi stubbornly refuses to leave. With the help of handsome and kind Captain Iain MacDonald, the remaining family members form a new community that must eke out an existence on the barren rocks by the sea. Through difficult circumstances, including potato blight, near-starvation and rough storms, Mairi keeps the new community together, preserving her people's heritage through the magical tales she unfolds with the help of her harp, Cridhe. Her achievements win her many suitors, but Mairi anxiously awaits Iain's rare visits, though their disparate social standings--he is a gentleman--means they can never marry. When she has his child, the community stands by her, and soon a change in circumstance improves her lot. Packed full of Scottish lore, Williams' narrative is sometimes sloppy and often overwrought, but ultimately moving.
The Pelican Brief:
Darby Shaw, a promising law student, produces a speculative brief which penetrates to the highest levels of power in Washington and puts her life in danger. Originally published in 1992, this novel was adapted in a film starring Julia Roberts
A story of family... the Osbornes ? two sisters and a brother ? united by family ties but split apart by different dreams. Lara, the happy young wife, longs for the family that will make her life whole. Connie, wild and lovely, is more like her brother Eddy ? bright, ambitious, and ready to seize all that life has to offer. A story of choices... Connie is looking for wealth ? to make or to marry. Lara, staying behind in a small Ohio town, finds everything she cherishes threatened by fate and by her own blind commitment. And Eddy, as Wall Street's "wonder boy," can make millions... if he ruthlessly uses his family and friends. A story of marriages... Lara's held together by devotion, Connie's shattered by infidelity and betrayal, and Eddy's rocked by shame and prison. Torn by conflicting loyalties, they are a family caught in the tides of scandal... and swept toward a fate where dreams may end or be born again...
Eye of the Storm:
Former allies in the IRA, Sean Dillon and Martin Brosnan have chosen different paths. Now Dillon is a terrorist for hire, a master of disguise employed by Saddam Hussein. Brosnan is the one man who knows Dillon?s strengths and weaknesses?and brilliant mastery of espionage. Once friends, now enemies, they are playing the deadliest game of their careers. A game that culminates in a frightening ? and true ? event: Iraq?s attempted mortar attack on the British war cabinet at 10 Downing Street in February 1991?
Blending fact and fiction, Eye of the Storm is pure excitement. Jack Higgins at his best.« less