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McManus, Shannon

Works: 97 works in 308 publications in 1 language and 8,946 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  History  Young adult works  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  Steampunk fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3573.O6418, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shannon McManus
The obsession by Nora Roberts( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up, especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she's always secretly craved. But as she's learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away
Shiver by Karen Robards( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If driving a piece-of-crap tow truck through the seediest part of town with a Smith & Wesson beside her means putting a roof over her son's head, then Samantha Jones is going to be the best damn repo woman on the books. The streetwalkers, the drug pushers, the bands of looking-for-trouble punks haunting the mean streets at midnight don't intimidate her. These are her people. The guy she finds bound and bloodied in the trunk of her latest conquest, a flashy new BMW, is a different breed entirely. Daniel Panterro was certain he was going to die. Instead, by a stroke of luck, he was beaten to within an inch of his life and left for dead. But if he's having a bad day, Sam's day is about to get way worse. Danny knows he hasn't seen the last of the vicious drug runners who kidnapped him from protective custody. His only recourse is to take his pretty savior hostage and force her to help him. There's no going back for Sam and her four-year-old son, Tyler. They're in way too deep. With ruthless killers stalking their trail, Sam's only choice is to trust this handsome, menacing stranger. But as she relinquishes control, Sam feels an unmistakable desire. Could she be tempted by Danny, who seems intent on protecting her and Tyler from even his own darkest secrets? And what is the price of falling in love with a man who operates on the edge of danger--her heart, her life--or both?"--Publisher's web site
Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a trade-off she's lived to regret, Emily Castle left home years ago to become an interior designer. The youngest of the three sisters, Emily desperately wanted to prove herself. Success, though, came at the cost of leaving behind the man she loved. For Boone Dorsett, losing Emily left his heart shattered, but another woman was waiting in the wings. Now a widower with a young son, Boone has a second chance with Emily when a storm brings her home. But with his former in-laws threatening a custody suit, the stakes of loving her are higher than ever. Will fate once again separate them--or is the time finally right for these two star-crossed lovers?"--Container
Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods( Recording )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under summer skies, New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods evokes family, friendship and heartfelt emotion with her two younger sisters heading for the altar, will Samantha Castle exchange old dreams for new ones? Lately she'd rather be on the North Carolina coast with family than in New York with agents and actors. Though she vows not to let her teenage crush on Ethan Cole influence her decision, it's hard to ignore her feelings for the local war hero. Ethan lost more than his leg in Afghanistan. He lost his belief in love. Even being surrounded by couples intent on capturing happily-ever-after won't open this jaded doctor's heart. It's going to take a sexy, determined woman, one who won't take no for an answer
Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing a personal crisis, ambitious and driven Gabriella Castle retreats to the welcoming arms of her family. Everything she's worked for has been yanked out from under her, and she seeks the serenity of her grandmother's home on the North Carolina coast. With difficult decisions to make about her future, the last thing she wants is an unexpected love. Wade Johnson fell for Gabi the first time he saw her. It's not the only time he's found himself in the role of knight in shining armor, but Gabi isn't looking for a rescuer. To get her to stay, Wade will need a whole lot of patience and gentle persuasion...and maybe the soothing sound of wind chimes on a summer breeze
The ballad of Tom Dooley a ballad novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Recording )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story inspired by a true crime made famous by the Kingston Trio's folk song recording reimagines the events surrounding the murder of North Carolina mountain girl Laura Foster and the hanging of her lover, Tom Dula, in a meticulously researched account that reveals additional information that may prove Dula's innocence
Lola and the boy next door by Stephanie Perkins( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budding costume designer Lola lives an extraordinary life in San Francisco with her two dads and beloved dog, dating a punk rocker, but when the Bell twins return to the house next door Lola recalls both the friendship-ending fight with Calliope, a figure skater, and the childhood crush she had on Cricket
The summer I learned to fly by Dana Reinhardt( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Drew starts the summer of 1986 helping in her mother's cheese shop and dreaming about co-worker Nick, but when her widowed mother begins dating, Drew's father's book of lists, her pet rat, and Emmett, a boy on a quest, help her cope
The dragonet prophecy by Tui Sutherland( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy -- a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice. Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war
A killing in the hills a novel by Julia Keller( Recording )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A triple homicide launches a page turning ride to a twisting conclusion, peopled with wonderfully nuanced characters that reveal so much about human nature and what motivates us all, and along the way Keller illuminates the social realities faced by such communities, as Bell uncovers a bigger, more violent crime ring than anyone could have imagined
The weight of blood by Laura McHugh( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dane family's roots tangle deep in the Ozark Mountain town of Henbane, but that doesn't keep sixteen-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. Folks still whisper about her mother, a bewitching young stranger who inspired local myths when she vanished years ago. When one of Lucy's few friends, slow-minded Cheri, is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost girls--the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn't protect. Everything changes when Lucy stumbles across Cheri's necklace in an abandoned trailer and finds herself drawn into a search for answers. What Lucy discovers makes it impossible to ignore the suspicion cast on her own kin. More alarming, she suspects Cheri's death could be linked to her mother's disappearance, and the connection between the two puts Lucy at risk of losing everything. In a place where the bonds of blood weigh heavy, Lucy must decide where her allegiances lie
Love is murder( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original collection of thirty stories by prominent members of the ITW (International Thriller Writers, Inc.)
Bitter river by Julia Keller( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bell Elkins is the county prosecuting attorney and her latest case is a bad one: pregnant sixteen-year-old Lucinda Trimble₂s body has been found at the bottom of Bitter River. She was dead before her body ever hit the water. Searching for the truth, both behind Lucinda₂s murder and behind her own complicated relationships, will lead Bell down a path that might put her very life at risk
Steampunk! an anthology of fantastically rich and strange stories( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed
City of a thousand dolls by Miriam Forster( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nisha lives in the City of a Thousand Dolls, a remote estate where orphan girls in the Empire become apprentices as musicians, healers, and courtesans, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. When girls begin to die, Nisha begins to uncover the secrets that surround the deathers--jeopardizing not only her own future within the City but her own life"--Provided by publisher
And then I found you a novel by Patti Callahan Henry( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices. She's made them before. Now it's time to do it again. Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she's getting on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. But she wants more than the perfect-on-paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love. That's why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics. It always happens this way. Just when Kate thinks she can love, just when she believes she can conquer her fear, she's filled with dread. And she wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. But how? When the mistakes have been made and the running is over, it's time to face the truth. Kate knows this. She understands that a woman can never undo what can never be undone. Yet for the first time in her life she also knows that she won't fully love until she confronts those from her past. It's time to act. Can she do it? Can she travel to the place where it all began, to the one who shares her secret? Can the lost ever become found? And Then I Found You gives new life to the phrase "inspired by a true story." By traveling back to a painful time in her own family's history, the author explores the limits of courage, and the price of a selfless act
Summer of the dead : a novel by Julia Keller( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins₂s sister has been living with her since she got out of jail three months ago. When Bell gets a call in the middle of the night to pick Shirley up from a bar fight, she's livid. But on arriving at the bar, Bell discovers a man has been killed. Nineteen-year-old Lindy Odell₂s father₂s health is declining, and her job at the gas station is boring. But the rash of violent crimes in Acker's Gap has her worried, as someone seems to be paying her too much attention
When summer comes by Brenda Novak( Recording )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After learning that she needs a liver transplant and that her time may be limited, Callie Vanetta decides to move out to her late grandparents' farm, which hasn't worked in years. Callie fears that making the farm operational may be too much work; but things look up when a handsome, mysterious stranger offers to trade work for shelter. What initially seemed like an ideal temporary situation begins to look more permanent, and Callie has to try and keep from losing her heart to her housemate
Last ragged breath by Julia Keller( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosecutor Bell Elkins faces her toughest challenge yet in this haunting story of vengeance, greed, and the fierce struggle for social justice
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The ballad of Tom Dooley a ballad novel
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The summer I learned to flySteampunk! an anthology of fantastically rich and strange stories