A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Written for Learners of English by Tim Vicary. All they could hear was the wind, and the waves crashing on to the rocks. All they could see was the night. They could not see the ship, broken in two. They could not see the people holding on to the dark wet rock, slowly dying of cold. And they could not hear the cries for help – only the wind. How could they save the people on the rock? Was their wooden boat stronger than the iron ship? Were a man and his daughter stronger than the great waves that broke the ship in two? The Forfarshire was wrecked off the north-east coast of England in 1838. This is the true story of Grace Darling – a girl who became a famous heroine on that stormy night.
By the Year 2000: CELEBRATE!What have you resolved to do by the year 2000?Talk! Pillow talk. Small talk.Double talk. Baby talk. Can we talk?Kara Taylor has a few questions when it comes to men. Why won't they talk about their feelings? Why can't they admit they're wrong? And what is it about The Three Stooges?Travis Malloy has some things he'd like to know, too. Why do women go on about emotions? Can't they see that actions speak louder than words? And since when is shopping a sport?Maybe if they'd had some answers nine years ago, their marriage wouldn't have ended in disaster on their first anniversary. Sure, Kara and Travis were crazy about each other, but that wasn't enough. They were mismatched from the start.They still are. But now it's time for Kara and Travis to start talking–because everything's at stake if they don't….
Suddenly single TV presenter Polly Anna Adams enters a celebrity dance competition.Her partner? None other than gorgeous but wary professional dancer Liam Flynn! As the competition heats up, so does their attraction. If only they could convince themselves their hot tango passion is ‘just for the cameras’…
A marriage of convenience is the perfect plan for New York museum curator Sydney Wainsbrook and Texas rancher Cole Erickson. It's a business transaction that will save her career and safeguard his family's traditions.After all, how hard can it be for Sydney to pretend to be in love with a sexy and charismatic cowboy? And Cole sure won't mind sharing his time–and maybe his bed?–with a fiery redhead from the city. So what if they're complete strangers? So what if she's only interested in borrowing his family's heirloom jewel, the Thunderbolt of Texas? So what if they discover a secret that could blow the whole scheme apart?And what would happen if they actually managed to inconveniently fall for one another?
One unexpected night…Emergency nurse Tamara Washington had everything—until her life was publically destroyed by her ex. She’s hidden herself away ever since, focusing only on her patients. Then one hot night with her boss, Dr Conor Maguire, upends her world again.With consequences!Now Tamara is pregnant and Conor faces being a father, something he never anticipated. But if they face their fears together, maybe they could become a family, because with Tamara in his arms, anything seems possible…
From playboy…to father and husband?Hunter Torrance, ex-Demons ice hockey star, is back—now as the team physiotherapist! And while team doctor Charlotte Michaels doesn’t believe he’s changed his playboy ways, the attraction between them is undeniable!Hunter has worked hard at becoming a father to little Alfie, his newly-found son. With Charlotte’s help, he knows he can be—though she guards her heart as fiercely as he does his. He’s sure they could be a family—if only they can take the risk!
COULD A HOTHOUSE FLOWER BLOOM UNDER BURNING TEXAS SKIES?Riley Holt didn’t think so. Susannah Phelps was fair, fragile…and wholly unsuited for frontier life. And being pregnant didn’t help matters. What she needed was a ticket back east – or at least someone to protect her. And damned if fate didn’t keep volunteering him for the job!Susannah was determined to show Riley that she could make a place for herself and her unborn child in the Wild West, away from scandal. Now, if only she could stop wishing that place were at Riley’s side!
At her best friend's wedding, Angie Wendham met the groom's half brother, Bernardo, and fell instantly in love with this gorgeous, brooding Sicilian! Only, he wasn't planning to walk up the aisle himself, events in his past having left Bernardo unwilling to give his heart….In spite of himself, he became close to Angie–and now she was expecting his baby! They needed to marry before Angie's pregnancy showed. Bernardo would be more than a husband by necessity–if only Angie could convince this proud man to trust in love!
Hope Logan wanted only two things for Christmas–her husband, Drake, and the child he refused to give her. Drake had made it plain he had no desire to be a father…and it seemed his desire for Hope had disappeared as well.Drake Logan didn't mind taking risks–but not with his wife. Their one shot at being parents had ended in disaster. He'd almost lost Hope then…and now it looked as if he was going to lose her anyway.Then came Stevie…. When Drake's young nephew arrived for the holidays, everything changed. Suddenly they seemed like a family–and they acted like it, too! Only, Stevie couldn't stay forever. And Hope and Drake had to decide if they loved each other enough to try again…or if their happiness would be Just for Christmas.
LITTLE GIRL LOST…The tragic loss of their beloved daughter had been shattering for Doug and Barbara Logan. Even now, years later, grief shadowed their every waking moment, and it threatened to destroy the marriage they had been certain would last a lifetime….LITTLE GIRL FOUND…Now another child–with no one to care for her–needed them desperately. But could they overcome their anguish and reach out to her, and to each other? Could love and faith–and the healing power of a little girl's smile–make them truly a family again…?
For her daughterLaura Jessup is used to being the talk of the town. She can handle the home-wrecking rumours if it means protecting her daughter. Only gorgeous EMT Tanner Hudson seems immune to the small town gossip. The solution he proposes – a marriage in name only – might just be crazy enough to work…Tanner is thrilled when Laura accepts his platonic proposal. Maybe now he can finally get his family off his back! But as the wedding draws closer, Tanner realises he’s falling for Laura. They knew they were ready for marriage,but are Tanner and Laura ready for love?
IF ONLY SHE COULD REMEMBERLaura Marshall woke up in a stranger's cabin, with a colossal headache…and absolutely no idea how she got there. All she knew was that there was a handsome doctor at her service. A girl could get used to this! Besides, with Sean by her side, perhaps the past could settle itself. It was the future she wanted to focus on.IF ONLY HE COULD FORGETFor Sean Reagan, M.D., that dark day four years ago was the one he wished he could forget. It had made him decide, once and for all, that love was not worth the risk. And then came Laura…and he realized that where the risk was great, the reward was even greater…
KIDNAPPED HEARTSTess Smith was bolder than the broncs Virgil Connor tamed as a boy at the Double B Ranch, where he'd been sent for breaking the law one too many times. Heck, the FBI agent still couldn't believe the sassy tabloid reporter had kidnapped him at gunpoint. She claimed she was protecting runaway child witness, Joey Begand, who swore someone in the Bureau wanted him dead. And when two goons posing as agents tried to mow them down, Connor had to admit they might be right. He knew there was only one place where they could buy time so he could sort out this mess–the Double B. But first he had to earn his captor's trust, even if it meant seducing Tess into submission…and losing his desperado heart forever.