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Reader's Digest Condensed Books: Such Devoted Sisters, Rules of Encounter, The Love Child, American Gothic
Reader's Digest Condensed Books Such Devoted Sisters Rules of Encounter The Love Child American Gothic Author:William P. Kennedy, Eileen Goudge, Catherine Cookson, Gene Smith Such Devoted Sisters by Eileen Goudge — Daughters of a famous actress, Annie and Laurel grew up in a glamorous but troubled home. When the tensions became intolerable, they fled to New York City in quest of success and love. They had their talent, their determination, and their fierce loyalty to each other. But can that loyalty survive amid the p... more »ressures and temptations of the big city? Or will the sorrows and secrets of the past tear the sisters apart? A captivating journey through the worlds of Hollywood, Paris, and Manhattan from the best-selling author Eileen Goudge.
Rules of Encounter by William P. Kennedy
1914: As war rages in Europe, a young British naval hero, William Day, is secretly shipping American supplies to England on board neutral ships. Dedicated, fiercely patriotic, Day knows he is flouting all the rules of traditional warfare. But this, he believes, is a time when rules are made to be broken. Too late he realizes he's a pawn in a ruthless game and that he's jeopardized the life of the woman he loves. From the author of Toy Soldiers, a page-turner from the opening sentence.
The Love Child by Catherine Cookson
In the little Victorian village of Fellburn it wasn't enough that a family was loving and happy. Nathaniel Martell and Maria Dagshaw had never wed, and therefore their six children were gillyvors, born out of wedlock and objects of ridicule. And yet, despite the harassment and physical abuse, they were a family bound by love. But was love enough to hold the family together? A poignant, uplifting romance by one of the most beloved novelists of our time.
American Gothic: The Story of the Booth Tragedy by Gene Smith
They met regularly at Mrs. Surratt's boardinghouse in Washington, D.C. There were six or seven of them, the talk always dominated by the dark, intensely handsome John Wilkes Booth of the much acclaimed acting family. That talk was destined to erupt into one of the most tragic episodes in this nation's history. The author of When the Cheering Stopped recounts the harrowing story of the star-crossed Booths and the assassination of the sixteenth President of the United States.
THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUR STORIES. SUCH DEVOTED SISTERS BY EILEEN GOUDGE, RULES OF ENCOUNTER BY WILLIAM P. KENNEDY, THE LOVE CHILD BY CATHERINE COOKSON, AND AMERICAN GOTHIC- THE STORY OF THE BOOTH TRAGEDY BY GENE SMITH.