“Clear your schedule! The Third Son is your next obsessive read. Julie Wu’s book reads like an instant classic.” —Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine In the middle of a terrifying air raid in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, Saburo, the least-favored son of a Taiwanese politician, runs through a forest for cover. It’s there he stumbles on Yoshiko, whose descriptions of her loving family are to Saburo like a glimpse of paradise. Meeting her is a moment he will remember forever, and for years he will try to find her again. When he finally does, she is by the side of his oldest brother and greatest rival. In Saburo, author Julie Wu has created an extraordinary character, determined to fight for everything he needs and wants, from food to education to his first love. The Third Son is a sparkling and moving story about a young boy with his head in the clouds who, against all odds, finds himself on the frontier of America’s space program. “An appealing coming-of-age story packed with vivid historical detail.” —The Christian Science Monitor “A boy growing up in Japanese-occupied Taiwan in the 1940s will do anything to escape his tormenting family and reconnect with his first love in this compelling work of fiction.” —O: The Oprah Magazine “Deceptively simple, deeply compelling . . . An unusually awful sibling rivalry, a stunningly pure and inspiring love story.” —The Boston Globe “Wu presents an alluring story that hits all the right emotional buttons and maintains readers’ empathy from the first page to the last.” —Kirkus Reviews
When a war braks out between Heaven and Hell, God must look at his third mortal son, Ben, to lead a harrowing mission into the depths of Hell to fight a war that can destroy humanity and Christianity all at once.
Hugo must rise to the inherited task of destroying Denegrond, the evil King who is a threat to all he has conquered. How can this man who seemingly is no match for the treachery of the King now pose such a threat to his malevolent rule? A story of love, honor, courage and chivalry and the battle against evil in this first of five installments in the Third Son series.
Als Maxon Sunny zum ersten Mal traf, war er sieben Jahre, vier Monate und achtzehn Tage oder - in seinen Worten - 2693 Erdumdrehungen alt. Maxon war anders. Zusammen waren sie anders. Und auch heute noch, zwanzig Jahre später, führen die beiden keine gewöhnliche Ehe. Maxon ist Astronaut geworden. Während er zwischen Himmel und Erde schwebt, versucht Sunny in der idyllischen Kleinstadt in Virginia die Fäden der kleinen Familie zusammenzuhalten. Alles geht gut, bis zu dem Tag, als sie einen Autounfall hat. Obwohl harmlos, löst er eine Lawine in Sunnys Leben aus. Da ist ihr kleiner autistischer Sohn, um den sie sich sorgt. Da ist ihre schwerkranke Mutter, um die sie sich kümmert. Da sind ihre eigenen Wünsche, die sie bislang immer unterdrückt hat. Und wie immer ist Maxon nicht zur Stelle, um sie zu unterstützen. Schlimmer noch: Auf dem Weg ins All, passiert etwas Unvorhergesehenes ...
THE THIRD SON, a family novel, features Lieutenant Barry Kernahan’s promise to care for Sarah, the 6-year-old daughter of his commanding officer, Charlie Abercrombie, who is killed in a night raid in Afghanistan. Wounded in the same raid and discharged as a hero, 23-year-old Barry goes to Abercrombie’s home in Raleigh, N.C. to check his options as Abercrombie’s beneficiary, only to find the situation complicated and frustrating. Middle son in a family of five children, Barry left home in Queens, New York at the age of 18 to enlist in the Army. Due to service in Japan and Afghanistan he has not been home since enlisting. Now, he must live in Raleigh, find a nanny to care for Sarah, and marry in haste to adopt the young girl. Aware he knows nothing about women, and because his proposed bride is targeted by an obsessed killer, Barry asks each member of his Bayside family for their advice before he takes action. Everyone’s perspective is different. The final choice is his alone.
Born to one of England's most privileged families, Kellson Berkley yearns for the one thing his money can't buy: individual acceptance. With his mind on business, "Kells" returns from abroad only to be blindsided by the beautiful American woman his flat mate has moved into the house. It doesn't take him long to understand why Bryant has begged for her hand in marriage, or for Kells to realize he'd do anything to have her for his own. With values as deep as her Southern heritage, it's hard for Cydney Nash to accept a marriage proposal from a virtual stranger. However, when the opportunity arises to apprentice with one of London's most prestigious architectural agencies, she moves into her "fiancé's" flat, despite the warnings from her protective father. But, it's Bryant's friend, Kells, who stirs her heart and jeopardizes her agenda of becoming an architect, leaving Cydney fighting to free herself from a web of greed and deceit that she'll be lucky to escape from alive.
Rake. Rogue. Scoundrel. Each of these words has been used to describe Damien Largess, youngest prince of Cardenas. But when he steps into a glittering ballroom on the night of his twenty-fifth birthday, the roguish young prince’s life will be forever changed. Beautiful. Graceful. Sensual. When Esmeralda steps into king’s ballroom to perform for the prince’s twenty-fifth birthday, every eye in the room is upon her. One pair of eyes intrigues her most of all … those of Prince Damien, seeming to stare straight through to her soul. The two know nothing can ever come of their love; he is a prince, and she a Gypsy dancer. Yet, neither can seem to resist the passion that sparks when they are together, or the unmistakable call of destiny forcing their lives onto the same path. However, love is not the only thing destiny has in store … With a deadly plot against the royal family surrounding him in danger and intrigue, Damien will face a decision he never thought he would have to make. Will he step up to claim a responsibility that should never have fallen to the third son? Or will he abandon it to risk all for love?
"Shana Galen's deliciously brooding hero and delightfully quirky heroine turn this tale of adventure into an endearing love story that kept me up all hours reading....Wonderful!" — SABRINA JEFFRIES New York Times bestselling author Ewan Mostyn thinks a job as a duke's daughter's bodyguard will be easy—but Lady Lorraine has a few tricks up her sleeve that spark an undeniable passion Fiercely loyal to his friends and comrades, Ewan Mostyn is the toughest in a group of younger sons of nobility who met as soldiers and are now trying desperately to settle back into peaceful Society. Ewan trusts his brawn more than his brains, but when he's offered a job watching the Duke of Ridlington's stubbornly independent daughter, he finds both are challenged. Lady Lorraine wants none of her father's high-handed ways, and she'll do everything in her power to avoid her distressingly attractive bodyguard—until she lands herself in real trouble. Lorraine begins to see Ewan's protectiveness in a new light, and she can only hope that her stoic guardian will do for her what he's always done—fight for what he wants. The Survivors Series: Third Son's a Charm (Book 1) No Earls Allowed (Book 2) Affair With a Spare (Book 3) More Praise for Third Son's a Charm: "Shana Galen delivers again!...A sharp, poignant battle of wills between a wonderful wounded hero and the only heroine brave enough to get past his defenses. Don't miss it!" —Eileen Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author "Galen charms readers with poignant and unforgettable characters, humor, and a passionate page-turning tale that's impossible to put down"—Lorraine Heath, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author