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LURE By Stephanie Jenkins
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Seventeen-year-old Charlotte Brewer is sure she’s crazy when she hears singing drifting from the ocean—normal people don’t have arias playing on repeat in their head. When she gets... More > wasted at a party and investigates the ethereal tune, she almost drowns. Charlotte comes to with an overwhelming fetish for salt water and a heartbeat of only seven beats a minute. She wakes up by the sea almost every day and dead men wash up hours later. Then Charlotte meets Lorelei, a siren. Lorelei reveals she saved her from drowning with the “Siren’s Kiss”—a curse that made Charlotte a soulless immortal. Her role as a siren is simple: guide the souls of the dead at sea. But taking care of the dead is difficult after Charlotte discovers she’s stuck in the middle of a war between a fertility goddess and the sirens. If Charlotte wants to regain her mortality, she must find true love. And if she fails to secure it, she faces losing her existence to the gods.< Less
The Lure of the Mask By Harold MacGrath
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The Lure of the Mask is a 1908 novel by Harold MacGrath that was the fourth-best selling book in the United States for that year.In 1906-07, MacGrath made visits to Italy, and his impressions from... More > those trips inspired the novel.A 1908 review of the book summarizes the light plot of the story in overenthusiastic fashion:The story opens with a jump--literally. A young New Yorker, rich, of course, hears from his window on a night of fog and mist a woman's voice singing divinely. He falls in love with it head over heels and he falls downstairs in about the same way, he is such a hurry to see the singer. But by the time her reaches the street, lo! she has vanished, and only a policeman remains. Late on, this young, adventurous Mr. Hillard again meets the young, adventurous singer under most mystifying circumstances. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lure_of_the_Mask Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Red Lure By Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell
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The Lure of Shapinsay By Krista Holle
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Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters,... More > shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant. Kait is unexpectedly awoken by a beautiful, naked selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure. Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?< Less
The Lure of Mexico By Salena Brown
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Set in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, two young adventuresome American couples united by kinship move to a remote sugar hacienda in southern Mexico lured by cheap land, leisure and the... More > prospect of untold wealth. In addition to family discord, fate throws them more than one cruel twist; a locust plague, immovable squatters, malaria and the ever-encroaching factions of war. The plot thickens when the family leader, Jerome Mahoney, abandons his family in their dangerous surroundings by contacting and selling guns to the very revolutionary factions that threaten their lives. The family must decide to wait for his return or escape the tyranny without him. This fictionalized story is based on one hundred letters sent home to the family matriarch in Haverhill, Massachusetts where they were saved and passed down to the next generation of readers. Once the letters divulged the lure of Mexico from the yellowed envelopes with broken seals, the story begged to be told.< Less
Lure of the Assassin By Jerry Hobbs
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What does a seemingly casual meeting of two people in a Philadelphia bar have to do with an assassination that occurred inside a dark alley in New York City almost a year earlier? Is it retribution... More > or simply a well planned murder? You decide after reading this suspense-filled, emotion-packed story. Lure of the Assassin is a book of both courage and conviction, yet touched by self-doubt. After the last page is read, you’ll find yourself asking, “Would I have done the same thing?” You may be surprised at your answer.< Less
Lure of Blood By Elaine Markowicz
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She came to London to sell her stories to the papers and stayed at Mrs. Wicksham's Boarding House. Amelia found there more to the residents of the boarding house. Her stay ends in terror.
The Lure of the City By Lester Roy Zipris
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The Lure of the Sea By Julia Smith
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A reluctant sailor, banished from her comfort zone in central Illinois by her newly retired husband, chronicles her brave voyage into retirement on a houseboat to Key West, Florida.