Two interesting items: The author's article in New York ArchivesA letter regarding foundlings in The Riverdale PressIn the nineteenth century, foundlings-children abandoned by their desperately poor, typically unmarried mothers, usually shortly after birth-were commonplace in European society. There were asylums in every major city to house abandoned babies, and writers made them the heroes of their fiction, most notably Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist. In American cities before the Civil War the situation was different, with foundlings relegated to the poorhouse instead of institutions designed specifically for their care. By the eve of the Civil War, New York City in particular had an epidemic of foundlings on its hands due to the rapid and often interlinked phenomena of urban development, population growth, immigration, and mass poverty. Only then did the city's leaders begin to worry about the welfare and future of its abandoned children.In Abandoned, Julie Miller offers a fascinating, frustrating, and often heartbreaking history of a once devastating, now forgotten social problem that wracked America's biggest metropolis, New York City. Filled with anecdotes and personal stories, Miller traces the shift in attitudes toward foundlings from ignorance, apathy, and sometimes pity for the children and their mothers to that of recognition of the problem as a sign of urban moral decline and in need of systematic intervention. Assistance came from public officials and religious reformers who constructed four institutions: the Nursery and Child's Hospital's foundling asylum, the New York Infant Asylum, the New York Foundling Asylum, and the public Infant Hospital, located on Randall's Island in the East River.Ultimately, the foundling asylums were unable to significantly improve children's lives, and by the early twentieth century, three out of the four foundling asylums had closed, as adoption took the place of abandonment and foster care took the place of institutions. Today the word foundling has been largely forgotten. Fortunately, Abandoned rescues its history from obscurity.
When did plain, mousy personal assistant Brooke Hanford sprout miles of long, smooth, creamy legs? And more important, why did Detective Atticus Kincaid suddenly notice? Their relationship had always been the "good friend" variety. But now Brooke was in his thoughts and under his skin. The fact that she was receiving unwanted male attention in the form of some creep's anonymous psychological terror brought out all of Atticus's protective instincts. Now Brooke found herself virtually surrounded by the badge and broad shoulders of Atticus. Her awkward affection for him erupted into a raw need that she'd never known. But would the fuel of newfound passion ignite a killer's revenge. . . '
Kansas City HeroScarred inside and out by a past he can't remember, Jake Lonergan doesn't know if he's a heroic undercover DEA agent or the hit man who killed him and assumed his identity. While he is determined to remain in the shadows, it's Robin Carter and her baby girl who force him back into the light. When the gorgeous single mom is attacked, Jake comes to her rescue...and finds it impossible to walk away from this fragile little family. Now, with a dangerous stalker determined to get his hands on the only woman who got away, protecting Robin and her daughter becomes Jake's priority. But with his memories still in question, Jake fears what will happen when the bad guy comes calling. Can he prove he's the good guy Robin is convinced he must be?
The Few. The Proud. The Married. U. S. Marine Zachariah Clark spent his last furlough between the sheets with voluptuous socialite Becky Owens--a steamy week he never wanted to end. So he proposed. They secretly said their "I do's" and Zachariah shipped out on an eighteen-month tour. Stateside again--nursing serious war wounds--Zach begins a tough new mission: getting to know his bride. In the bedroom things are perfect, but outside, Zach has plenty to learn about Becky, a steely divorce attorney who's as fierce a warrior in her own way as he is. The question is: who's giving the orders now?
"I warned you this would be dangerous."Trouble has a way of finding me. This time I'm hunting it down-bartending at After Dark, Kansas City's most exclusive gentleman's club. It's a world I've tried hard to escape. But the plush interior and secluded booths are a front for an illegal sex ring, tied to my sister's disappearance. And before I can locate Megan, I have to get past big, sexy Josiah Kemp.The usual tricks-flirty smiles, subtle touches-don't seem to be working on Josiah. Something in his dark gaze says he knows my secrets...and has a few of his own. Learning he's an undercover cop posing as a bouncer complicates things, but he's the kind of man you want on your side-and everywhere else. With his help, I know I can get answers. Even if it takes a few rounds between the sheets to get them.If you love heart-stopping suspense and fearless romance, look for Julie Miller's Harlequin Intrigue title Crossfire Christmas available now!
When girl next door Beth Rogers pounded on Detective Kevin Grove's door in the middle of the night, she awakened not only the cop, but also the die-hard protector. His spunky neighbor had uncovered scandalous secrets about a murder and someone was threatening to silence her...permanently.After one heartbreak too many, Kevin was ready to call it quits. With his brawn and tough-guy looks, no woman had been able to see the caring soul that lurked beneath. But with one look into Beth's frightened eyes, the true-blue hero couldn't turn her away. Now, with every step leading them closer to danger, the safest place was in each other's arms.
An injured undercover agent must keep an innocent nurse from getting caught in the crossfire in the latest installment of The Precinct With his life bleeding out from bullet wounds and a car crash, Charles Nash's best option is to kidnap the innocent nurse who stops to help him. At gunpoint, the jaded DEA undercover agent offers Teresa Rodriguez a desperate deal: if she keeps him alive long enough to find out who's blown his cover and set him up to die, she'll be home for Christmas. As the two go on the run from an unknown killer, the Good Samaritan gives Nash a bad case of unprofessional desire. He's drawn to the sexy little spitfire for her bravery, boldness and attitude. But how can he count on kissing her under the mistletoe when so many enemies are working to ensure they don't make it to the holidays?
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Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful reads packed with edge-of-your-seat intrigue and fearless romance.KANSAS CITY SECRETSThe Precinct: Cold Caseby Julie MillerWith his potential key witness's life jeopardized, detective Max Krolikowski must keep Rosie March safe--and keep himself from falling for a woman who could be a true innocent...or a killer waiting to strike again.THE PREGNANCY PLOTBrothers in Arms: Retributionby Carol EricsonAssigned to protect Nina Moore and her unborn child, special ops agent Jase Bennett poses as her fiancÃ©. But when the charade begins to feel all too real, Jase will need to risk everything to keep them safe...COLORADO BODYGUARDThe Ranger Brigadeby Cindi MyersRanger Rand Knightbridge reluctantly offers to lead Sophie Montgomery on her search for her missing sister. As the mission brings them closer, ensuring a happy ending for Sophie is the only outcome he'll allow...
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For these two men of S.W.A.T., protecting these women is where their jobs start PRIVATE S.W.A.T. TAKEOVER Holden Kincaid is KCPD's number one sharpshooter, and he wants answers regarding his father's murder. He's denied access to their irresistible material witness...until her safety is compromised. The police are determined to keep her traumatic amnesia a secret, so there's only one solution: Holden takes Liza Parrish into his very personal custody. TAKEDOWN S.W.A.T. Captain Michael Cutler can't keep his mind off Jillian Masterson, who has come to him for protection from an obsessive stalker. Michael isn't looking for love, especially with someone younger. But their chemistry is undeniable. As the stalker's threats intensify, Michael knows he'll go to any lengths to bring him down...and keep Jillian safe.
Gone Cold by USA TODAY bestselling author B.J. Daniels Ice Lake is the ideal romantic getaway for Morgan Sinclair and her new husband, Tom Cooper-until Tom's past catches up with him. Snowed in with a man who isn't what he seems and a killer out for revenge, Morgan must unravel the truth before it's too late...but can she trust the man she married?Cold Heat by USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen Leah Gray has never forgotten Alex McCade, her ex-lover...and new supervisor. When a blizzard strands the wounded FBI agent and her boss together at a remote Montana lodge, their passion reignites-hotter than ever. But danger has stalked Leah to the resort, and now keeping her safe is Alex's only mission....Stone Cold by Julie Miller Wounded war hero Daniel Stone just wants to escape to the solitude of his Rocky Mountain home. But Deputy Sheriff Kylie Webber needs his help tracking down a killer at the snowed-in Ice Lake Resort. Secretly in love with Daniel since she was a girl, Kylie vows to heal his heart by turning stone-cold danger into red-hot love!
A detective with no badge, Edward Kincaid's brooding nature scared medical examiner Holly Masterson, but couldn't dim her holiday spirit. It was when she attracted a stalker that the most wonderful time of the year turned into the most frightening. Working together to reveal a conspiracy too many people had died covering up, Holly found Edward's protection--and powerful embrace--hard to resist. Now, as new clues surfaced, could she bust the case wide open and give her silent knight the Christmas miracle he deserved?
Political intrigue, an undercover investigation and a very mutual attraction As the Kansas City Police Department's archenemy, reporter Gabriel Knight never expected to need its help. But the sexy journalist suspects the death of a politician's aide will shed light on the long-unsolved murder of his fiancée. He demands to team up with tough, beautiful detective Olivia Watson. Sharing a mutual distrust-and a disturbingly mutual attraction-Gabe and Olivia discover that someone's working hard to keep old secrets buried and stop their investigation dead. But as they come closer to the truth they edge closer to each other. Until now, neither has had room in their lives-or hearts-for a relationship. Yet all that could change...if Gabe can prevent them from becoming tomorrow's headline.
For small-town sheriff Boone Harrison, the investigation into a serial rapist turned killer is painfully personal. Boone's priority is to find the coward who murdered his sister. But to accomplish that, he'll have to work with Dr. Kate Kilpatrick, a secretive woman whose striking beauty and kind heart just may be the lawman's undoing....Forensic psychologist Kate Kilpatrick was wrong about Sheriff Harrison. He's smarter and more resourceful than she'd given him credit for-and entirely too attractive. In their combined grief, Kate finds something she didn't even know she needed: protection. Because when the Rose Red Rapist sets his sights on Kate, she'll need more than the power of the badge to save her. She'll need her very own cowboy.
This was one cold case a hard-nosed detective had every intention of solving...with or without a beautiful victim's help... Six years ago Rosie March's fiancé was murdered. Now someone is stalking her, intent on stopping her memories of the murder from being revealed. And Detective Max Krolikowski, her protector, only wants her alive for the truth she might be hiding. But Max is hiding his own secrets, such as the acute PTSD the ex-solder lives with. As part of Kansas City's Cold Case Squad, the officer's work should have been simply investigative. But with his potential key witness's life jeopardized, he must keep her safe at any cost. And keep himself from falling for a woman who could be a true innocent...or a killer waiting to strike again.
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIE MILLER RETURNS TO THE PRECINCT WITH A TALE OF A KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND A TORNADO ABOUT TO HIT KANSAS CITYThere was no way Deputy Commissioner George Madigan was going to let his beautiful assistant fall prey to a stalker. Because Elise Brown wasn't just another employee. Her vulnerable blue eyes triggered all of George's protective instincts...and now her life was in jeopardy.Working together almost 24/7 to bring the perp to justice-and sharing kisses passionate enough to ignite a Kansas City heat wave-George and Elise had forged the kind of partnership that could keep her out of harm's way and potentially lead to happily ever alter.Until a deadly tornado struck and Elise was taken hostage....
Gayle WilsonHeart of the NightJudge Thorne Barrington had survived a mail bombing, but the relentless hounding of the press changed him from Atlanta's golden boy to a recluse. So when reporter Kate August tried to warn him the bomber was about to try again, he didn't trust her. Not until the killer targeted Kate, too.And a new novel by Julie MillerAccidental BodyguardFaith Monroe had been framed for murder and now the killer was after her. She fled into the Wyoming mountains...and found herself at Jonas Beck's remote cabin. Jonas's gruff honesty and raw passion touched her soul. But had Faith found refuge...or a man more dangerous than the one she was fleeing?
Maggie Wheeler never stopped looking over her shoulder. It was a habit she'd learned from being a cop...and from a devastating event in her past. So when John Murdock moved in next door, Maggie didn't know what to make of the sexy marine. But once her son formed a bond with the mysterious stranger, Maggie knew that past might not remain hidden much longer....With his unwavering sense of duty, John would never let a call for help go unanswered. Especially from the beautiful wounded warrior who refused to give up her secrets. Although she likely knew more about who was after her than she'd ever let on, John vowed to protect those in need. Only then could he find peace, maybe even a door away....
SWAT team member Miranda Murdock can't bake, or get a three-year-old to eat. But she can shoot the wings off a fl y. Which is why she's protecting millionaire Quinn Gallagher's daughter. But the little girl is soon tugging at Miranda's heartstrings. And Quinn is doing other things to her-exciting, forbidden, bedroom things-making her job riskier each day. ... Quinn is determined to find the killer threatening his daughter's life. Despite the danger, he wants Miranda with shocking intensity. The elite cop is a puzzle he can't figure out, and desire between them builds with each heartbeat. Yet with New Year's Eve and the killer's deadline approaching, even a single kiss could spell disaster. ...
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