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Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 338

Book Title: Les chevaliers d'Antarès - La prophétie (book 12/12)

Author: Anne Robillard

Summary: The final battle is now happening bewteen gods, human and, scopions. 

 

I feel empty now that I am done with this serie of 36 books (3 series of 12 each in the same universe) and the follow up wont be published before a few more years as the author is working on another serie before writting it 😭

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Book Number: 5

Number of Pages: 199

Book Title: Akin to Anne

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Summary: A collection of short stories of orphans and lonely people yearning for family connections, by the author of Anne of Green Gables.

 

Book Number: 6

Number of Pages: 559

Book Title: Loyalties

Author: Julie Ellis

Summary: Naomi Sachs lied, cheated, and stole to build her West Coast lumber empire, leading to estrangement from her sister Rae. Decades later, Naomi's will left control of her company jointly to the two relatives she believed intelligent enough to eventually take over, her profit-oriented granddaughter Felicia and Rae's ecology-minded granddaughter Anne - with the proviso that they serve a 20-year apprenticeship learning to run the huge business, but if either girl failed or quit, they'd both lose everything.

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Book Number: 1

Number of Pages: 178

Book Title: The Clue of the Broken Locket

Author: Carolyn Keene

Summary: Nancy's father asks her to go to Misty Lake to investigate strange occurences on the lake that has the locals frightened. One man, Henry Winch who cares for the cottages out of season is refusing to remain on the Lake any longer because of phantom sightings and Nancy and her friends rent a cottage to get to the bottom of it.

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Book Number: 7

Number of Pages: 372

Book Title: The Atonement Child

Author: Francine Rivers

Summary: Raised to believe abortion is never acceptable, Dynah finds herself pregnant from a brutal rape. Worse still in her mind, the people she counted on for support - her fiance, parents, and even the head of the Christian college she attends - are pressuring her to abort.

 

Book Number: 8

Number of Pages: 300

Book Title: Engineering a Life

Author: Krishan K. Bedi

Summary: An entertaining memoir from an Indian immigrant to the US. 20-year-old Punjab native Krishan first arrived in New York in 1961 with $300 and the determination to get an education. With quite a few adventures along the way, he earned a masters in industrial engineering and eventually, a career as a healthcare executive.

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Book Number: 9

Number of Pages: 718

Book Title: The Velvet Jungle

Author: Julie Ellis

Summary: Aspiring fashion designer Vanessa and movie-star hopeful Tina move to New York City to pursue their dreams during WWII. They meet Pat, daughter of a wealthy political family from Houston whose friendship creates opportunities they might otherwise have missed. The three women remain close over the next 30 years, supporting one another through the ups and downs of their lives.

 

Book Number: 10

Number of Pages: 779 (large-print edition)

Book Title: Commitment

Author: Julie Ellis

Summary: From the depths of the Depression to the postwar era, Carol battles years of poverty, despair, and hard work to achieve her dream of becoming an architect, without sacrificing her family or her true love.

 

Book Number: 11

Number of Pages: 163

Book Title: The Thoroughbred

Author: Joanna Campbell

Summary: Maura is determined to win first prize in the annual horse show even though she must compete against the first boy she has ever loved.

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Book Number:4

Number Of Pages: 482

Book Title: Juste un regard (french translation of: Just One Look)

Author: Harlan Coben

 Summary: After she found an old photography hidden in a pile of photos she just got from the printer, Grace Lawson's life colapsed while her husband desapeared. She tried to understand what happened 

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Book Number: 12

Number Of Pages: 442

Book Title: Joust

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Summary: When Ari, Jouster of Tia… a dragon rider… paused at Vetch's master’s holding for a drink and witnessed the man beating him, Jouster Ari carried the Altan serf Vetch off to train him as a dragon-boy, charged with the care of his dragon Kashet. Vetch quickly realized that Kashet was different, the only one who didn’t need to be drugged into docility. He became determined to tame a dragon of his own and escape back to his own people.

 

Book Number: 13

Number Of Pages: 402

Book Title: Alta

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Summary: Vetch, now using his true name Kiron, tamed a dragon, and escaped back to Alta. The leader of Alta’s few Jousters welcomed him and his dragon but not everyone was as welcoming. Kiron and the men he taught to be tamers of dragons discovered some of the secrets of the Magi… a group who supposedly wielded their powers for the good of Alta, but who worked to rule from the shadows… and quickly found themselves in danger from an unexpected enemy.

 

Book Number: 14

Number Of Pages: 448

Book Title: Sanctuary

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Summary: Having fled Alta and the Magi with several nobles and a handful of Jousters with tamed dragons, Kiron now faced the problems that came with establishing a new settlement. Once known as the Lost City of the Desert, Sanctuary quickly became the destination of people from both Alta and Tia, fleeing the horrors perpetrated by the Magi.

 

Book Number: 15

Number Of Pages: 291

Book Title: Aerie

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Summary: With the expansion of Sanctuary, daily life became difficult in the overcrowded city. Then Kiron found another city, this one thought to be a mere legend, the city of the ancient cliff-dwellers. Despite easing the problem of overpopulation, they still dealt with the difficulties of combining two peoples into one, especially when those two peoples had been at war for most of the last three hundred years.

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Book Number: 16

Number Of Pages: 453

Book Title: The Stork Club

Author: Iris Rainer Dart

Summary: Judith never had a steady boyfriend, so she had two children by donor insemination. 50-year-old commitment-phobe Rick gained his son through open adoption. Lanie and Mitch had their baby via surrogate after Lanie's hysterectomy. And Ruthie and Sheldon, best friends and writing partners, had their baby via artificial insemination, only to discover not long afterwards that the gay Sheldon was HIV-positive. They all bond over their children in a parental support group especially put together for unconventional families.

 

Book Number: 17

Number Of Pages: 216

Book Title: The Dalai Lama’s Cat

Author: David Michie

Summary: A tiny starving kitten, rescued from the slums, grows to health and maturity in the Dalai Lama’s household in Dharamshala. A cat of many names, His Holiness’ Cat observes life in the monastery, meetings with celebrities, and explores the town, while offering her own insights about Tibetan Bhuddism.

 

Book Number: 18

Number Of Pages: 208

Book Title: The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Art of Purring

Author: David Michie

Summary: His Holiness’ Cat, now full grown, continues to observe people both within the monastery and in the city of Dharamshala. Her mission as posed by the Dalai Lama just before he leaves on an extended trip: discover the true cause of happiness.

 

Book Number: 19

Number Of Pages: 164

Book Title: A House for Jonnie O.

Author: Blossom Elfman

Summary: Sixteen year old Jonnie and her friends at the “pregnant school” dream of being left alone by well-meaning friends, family, and teachers. They want a place where they can have happily-ever-after with their boyfriends and babies. But when Jonnie and her friends try to turn their dreams into reality, she discovers that being grown up means making hard choices.

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Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 511

Book Title: Da Vinci Code (french version of The Da Vinci Code)

Author: Dan Brown

Summary: One night Robert Langdon is called to the Louvre museum after they found the curator's body. They unknowinglt begin their journey of the quest to find the Graal. 

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Book Number: 20

Number Of Pages: 198

Book Title: The Bear Tribe's Self-Reliance Book

Author: Sun Bear, Wabun, and Nimimosha

Summary: A book giving some broad information about back-to-nature living: obtaining land, building shelters, gathering and preserving food, etc. Based on the early experiences of the Bear Tribe, it mostly focuses on commune-type living, but contains practical ideas that can be adapted to individual homesteads, and even to the needs of suburbanites who want to live a "greener" life.

 

Book Number: 21

Number Of Pages: 303

Book Title: Tiny House Designing, Building, and Living (an Idiot's Guides book)

Author: Gabriella and Andrew Morrison

Summary: A handy guide for anyone considering joining the tiny home movement. Covers all sorts of practicalities including insurance for mobile tiny houses, design and building, plumbing and electrical systems, and more.

 

Book Number: 22

Number Of Pages: 223

Book Title: Meet the Austins

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Summary: When a family friend dies in a plane crash, the Austin family takes in the newly-orphaned Maggy Hamilton until her legal guardian is in a position to take custody. 12-year-old Vicky wants to be sympathetic, but the spoiled Maggy makes it hard with her disruptive behavior. Vicky hopes life will return to normal soon.

 

Book Number: 23

Number Of Pages: 270

Book Title: The Moon By Night

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Summary: Change is coming to the Austins. Maggy is leaving to live with her guardian, and the family is moving to New York City so their doctor father can take a year to do the medical research for which his busy small-town practice leaves little time. As a transition between their old life and new, the family takes an extended camping trip across the US. Vicky, now 14, has to deal with the usual awkwardness of adolescence, as well as two very different boys vying for her attention.

 

Book Number: 24

Number Of Pages: 332

Book Title: A Ring of Endless Light

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Summary: After their year in New York, the Austins are spending the summer on the island with their ill and dying grandfather. Vicky must deal with that as well as three boys: troubled Zachary who wants all her attention, local boy Leo who wants to progress from friendship to romance, and her brother's co-worker Adam who wants her help with his dolphin research project yet tries to keep her at arm's length for reasons of his own.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 295

Book Title: Apex

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Summary: The conclusion in the Hunter series, Joy finds herself with what's left of the Hunter corps fighting the Othersiders and the city politics that threaten to tear what's left of humanity apart.

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Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 321

Book Title: Cobayes: Olivier (would translate as Test Subjects: Olivier) no english version (for mature readers only)

Author: Yvan Godbout

Summary: Olivier Monarque, 18 years old suffer from anxiety and psychotic crisis since his twin brother died in a fire seven years earlier. One day, he found an ad in the newspaper about a medical lab looking for people to test a new drug for anxiety. He decided to aply.

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Book Number: 25

Number Of Pages: 200

Book Title: Triumph Clear

Author: Lorraine Beim

Summary: When a severe case of polio leaves her crippled, Marsh Evans ends up at The Georgia Warm Springs Foundation as a patient rather than attending Wheaton College as she had planned. At first Marsh rebels against her fate but gradually she begins to develop a better understanding of the real values of life.

 

Book Number: 26

Number Of Pages: 443

Book Title: The Brides of the Big Valley

Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, and Richelle Brunstetter

Summary: Three novellas set in a region populated by a trio of Amish sects. In one, a widow with a child thinks she's found a new love, only for an accident to jeopardize her hopes. In the next, an Amish girl befriends a non-Amish pilot who crash-lands on her family's farm. And in the third, a young Amish woman, bullied during her childhood, tries to overcome her fear of social situations enough to get to know a friendly young man.

 

Book Number: 27

Number Of Pages: 290

Book Title: Carrie

Author: Stephen King

Summary: The story of bullied high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge when the bullying goes too far.

 

Book Number: 28

Number Of Pages: 449

Book Title: The Love Slave

Author: Bertrice Small

Summary: Sold from her convent by a corrupt abbess, Regan finds herself in a world of luxury she didn't know existed. She is trained as a Love Slave, destined to be a gift to the Caliph of Cordoba. He quickly falls in love with her, but while she grows fond of him, she still yearns for the first man to touch her heart, the Passion Master who trained her.

 

Book Number: 29

Number Of Pages: 284

Book Title: Green Egg Omelette

Author: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart (editor)

Summary: An anthology of articles, artwork, and more, selected from four decades of the Pagan magazine Green Egg.

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Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages:369

Book Title: Meurtre à la Carte (french of Monday Mourning)

Author: Kathy Reichs

Summary: In Montréal, three Skeletons were found in the basement of a pizza restaurant. They have to find out if they are recent, who they are and what happened to them. 

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 174

Book Title: The Clue in the Diary

Author: Carolyn Keene

Summary: Nancy and her friends witness a fire at a mansion of a known cheat and she finds a diary dropped by someone who ran away from the scene of the crime. She uses her detective skills to figure out who caused the fire, and who this mysterious man is.

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Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 204

Book Title: Collection Les Contes Interdits : Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (would translate as "The Forbiden Tales : The Little Red Ridding Hood" no english version) (For mature readers only)

Author: Sonia Alain

Summary: Angelika is on a personal quest to avenge her mother and grand-mother who were killed by a group of people. 

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Book Number: 30

Number Of Pages: 376

Book Title: Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Summary: The story of four sisters growing up during and after the Civil War. While not materially wealthy, the family is rich in love. They make friends and have adventures despite worry for their absent father, away as a chaplain in the Union Army, and over the years, mature into young women who find loves and homes of their own.

 

Book Number: 31

Number Of Pages: 384

Book Title: Little Men

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Summary: With two sons of her own, and twelve boys from ten to sixteen filling the small school at Plumfield, Jo March Bhaer couldn't be happier. But despite the warm and affectionate help of the whole March family, boys have a habit of getting into scrapes, and there are plenty of troubles and adventures in store for the extended March family.

 

Book Number: 32

Number Of Pages: 317

Book Title: Jo's Boys

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Summary: Beginning ten years after Little Men, Jo’s Boys revisits Plumfield, the New England school - now a college - still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo remains at the center of the tale, surrounded by her boys - including rebellious Dan, sailor Emil, and promising musician Nat - as they experience shipwreck and storm, disappointment and even murder.

 

Book Number: 33

Number Of Pages: 284

Book Title: Patriot Games

Author: Tom Clancy

Summary: Historian and ex-Marine Jack Ryan is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter, when a terrorist attack takes place before his eyes. Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot. When he wakes up in the hospital he learns that he saved the Prince and Princess of Wales and their baby son, and earned the enmity of the Ulster Liberation Army, an ultra-left-wing splinter of the IRA. And the ULA, unlike the IRA, won't hesitate to come to America to enact their revenge.

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 486

Book Title: The Feast

Author: Erin Gitchell

Summary: An illegitimate king holds sway over a land by tyranny. It'll take a magically enchanted girl in the shape of a horse, an assassin, a seer, and a knight to bring peace to the land, working together and separately.

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Book Number: 9

Number Of Pages: 229

Book Title: Amos Daragon: Le Sanctuaire des braves I

Author: Bryan Perro

Summary: The follow up of Amos Daragon's adventure. After his mission to bring back the balance of the universe, he now has to keep it safe until it finishing to settle down. He got a new mission to built a sanctuary to all heroes who died and are now in danger to desapear as retaliation from the gods toward Amos. 

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Book Number: 34

Number Of Pages: 432

Book Title: The Hunt for Red October

Author: Tom Clancy

Summary: Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius has decided to defect - and bring his new submarine with its nearly silent propulsion system with him. The Soviets want to prevent this at any cost and send their fleet to intercept him. CIA analyst Jack Ryan gets pressed into duty as a field agent, sent out to a joint British-American task force to try to find the Red October before the Soviets can sink her.

 

Book Number: 35

Number Of Pages: 288

Book Title: Eight Cousins

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Summary: Orphaned Rose Campbell is put into the care of her Uncle Alec after her father's death. Alec, a free-thinking physician, encourages the delicate and ladylike 13-year-old to exercise and play with her seven boisterous male cousins. Over the next year, Rose grows in health and spirit.

 

Book Number: 36

Number Of Pages: 344

Book Title: Rose in Bloom

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Summary: In this sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose Campbell returns home after two years of traveling around the world. Suddenly, she is surrounded by male admirers, all hoping she'll marry them. But before she marries anyone, Rose is determined to establish herself as an independent young woman. 

 

Book Number: 37

Number Of Pages: 260

Book Title: Murder at the War

Author: Mary Monica Pulver

Summary: Illinois police detective Peter Brichter (known in the SCA as Stefan von Helle) and his wife, Kori (known as Katherine of Tretower) go to the Pennsic War for the fun. But the revelry turns deadly serious when known troublemaker Thorstane Shieldbreaker is actually murdered. The local police turn their attention to Peter and Kori as suspects once they find the two have quarreled with Thorstane. It is up to Lord Stefan and Lady Katherine, with their inside knowledge of the SCA, to clear their names and solve the crime.

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Book Number: 10

Number Of Pages: 226

Book Title: Amos Daragon: Le santuaires des braves 2

Author: Bryan Perro

 Summary: Amos got kidnapped by Leviathan and Behemoth who want to bring him to Hell's prison. Meanwhile, his friends try to save him. 

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Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 174

Book Title: Nancy's Mysterious Letter

Author: Carolyn Keene

Summary: Nancy receives a letter addressed to her that she has an inheritance waiting for her in England. When the letter is stolen from the mailman's bag, she tries to track it down and learns of another Nancy Drew. Now she must find this woman and inform her of her inheritance before it's too late.

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2 hours ago, water_angel said:

Are the badges going to be updated? I just realized that they are no longer working.

What badges ? I guess the answer is no if I'm not even sure what you are talking about 

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there were banners advertising the book challenge and I had one in my sig (the Tinypic one). but with the closing I guess no one saved the images.

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