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Louisiana men? Honey, talk about the Big Easy. . . JoAnn Ross Cajun Heat Bad boy bayou movie star Gabe Broussard has come back to his Louisiana hometown for some peace, but things only heat up the minute he reunites with Emma Quinlan. With her lush body and hearty appetite, she's no Hollywood matchstick, and oh cher, does he like that. Emma just has to stop thinking about her former Cajun crush, so she makes a list of all the things she wishes he would do to her and buries it in a graveyard at night. Except it's the wrong list--Gabe finds the right one, and he intends to fulfill every blissful one of them. . . Nancy Warren You Give Me Fever Acclaimed playwright Devon Burnett hasn't had a hit in five years. That's why he's rented a small bayou cottage, hoping to find his muse again. Maya Poe knows exactly who Devon is, and she understands all about running away. Since the accident that ended her modeling career, she's had nothing to do with men. . . until a chance midnight rendezvous with Devon leaves her hungry for more of his bad boy charms and has Devon eager for the story to continue. . . E. C. Sheedy In Good Hands How does Esme Shane let her sister talk her into these things? Sketching a zillionaire's Gulf Island hideaway in exchange for a free vacation is turning out to be no day at the beach. Dane McCoy is just too distracting--and just too sexy for his jeans. She's about to meet him for beignets and café au lait on the patio. But breakfast in bed is a whole lot more tempting. Dane has to be the hottest man under the Louisiana sun. . . There's a bad moon rising on the bayou. . . and the Bad Boys have never been better. . .
Nancy MacDonell Smith explores the origins, meaning, and remarkable staying power of the ten staples of feminine fashion: * the little black dress * the white shirt * the cashmere sweater * blue jeans * the suit * high heels * pearls * lipstick * sneakers * the trench coat Tracing the evolution of each item from inception to icon status, she reveals the history and social significance of each, from the black dress's associations with danger and death to the status implications of the classic white shirt. Incorporating sources from history, literature, magazines, and cinema, as well as her own witty anecdotes, Smith has created an engaging, informative guide to modern style. .
This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice
In this now-classic, straightforward approach to childraising, Nancy Samalin shows parents how to set clear, concise guidelines to ensure positive and constructive discipline. Based on her extensive work with parents and children, she offers the most recent and invaluable advice on:? Avoiding daily battles? Using alternatives to punishment ? Dealing with anger? Learning to let go? Diminishing sibling rivalries and much, much more. Filled with practical solutions to everyday problems and thoughtful, useful information on opening up communication between the generations, Loving Your Child Is Not Enough will help parents to truly enjoy their child?s growing years. ? Nancy Samalin is a contributing editor to Parents magazine with a regular column on discipline. ?Available on audiocassette from Penguin?HighBridge Audio .
New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush, and Rosalind Noonan unite their talents in this riveting novel of family secrets, obsession, and murder. . . A Killer's PatienceTwenty years ago, a fire ravaged the Dillinger family's old homestead, killing Judd Dillinger and crippling his girlfriend. Most people blamed a serial arsonist who'd been seen around town. But strange things are happening in Prairie Creek, Wyoming, again. Will Be RewardedIra Dillinger, the family's wealthy patriarch, has summoned his children home for his upcoming wedding. Eldest son, Colton, and his siblings don't approve of their father's gold-digging bride-to-be. But someone is making his displeasure felt in terrifying ways, setting fires just like in the past. Only this time, there will be no survivors. In BloodAs fear and distrust spread through Prairie Creek, soon all the Dillingers, and those closest to them, are targets--and suspects. A killer has been honing his skill, feeding his fury, and waiting for the moment when the Dillingers come home--to die. . .
YOU SENSE HIMSome refer to it as the Colony. To others, it's a cult. But few locals in the Oregon coastal hamlet of Deception Bay have ever been invited to the inner sanctum of Siren Song. Even the sisters who live here, far from strangers who might recoil at their unnerving psychic abilities, don't know all the terrors buried within its walls. . . YOU FEAR HIMEight months into a surrogate pregnancy for her sister, Kristina, Detective Savannah Dunbar just wants to wrap up paperwork before taking medical leave. But her department's investigation into a brutal double homicide has suddenly become much more complex -- and personal. And now there are disturbing rumors about the Colony, its matriarch, and a long history of bitter secrets. . . BUT YOU CAN NEVER STOP HIMDeath has come to Siren Song before. But this time there will be no refuge and no remorse. For everything born in wickedness must die that way -- and a killer will not rest until he has claimed them all. . .
The first day at a new school is always the hardest, right? No, not always as George finds out the hard way. On the second day at...Sugarman Elementary School, he is suddenly seized by uncontrollable burps, burps so loud they practically break the sound barrier, burps that make him do wild and crazy stuff and land him in trouble with a capital T. One thing is for sure: these are not normal burps, they are magic burps--and they must be stopped! But how? View the Teachers & Librarians study guide here. .
When Katie takes an interest in cheerleading, Suzanne becomes jealous and starts her own squad, but just for the girls from class 4B. Katie isn't the only one annoyed. The 4B boys are so sick of the girls making up cheers, it looks like a full-fledged spirit war is about to break out. Then the magic wind strikes at the worst possible time, turning Katie into who else?-a cheerleader at the top of a pyramid. .
The annual talent show at Shirley S. Sugarman Elementary School is in just a few weeks, and George signs up to be a stagehand. He is determined to do a good job because the new, improved George is responsible and helpful and glad to pitch in. So is comic mayhem coming? Oh yeah, absolutely! But leave it to Nancy Krulik to devise an unexpected way for disaster to strike and bring down the curtain. .
Something's in the air this holiday season, and it could be the beginning of a wonderful Christmas romance. . . "Candy Canes and Cupid" by Fern MichaelsAll private investigator Hannah Ray wants for Christmas is a quiet day at her Florida beachfront condo. When her biggest client insists she join him on a Colorado ski trip, she has little choice--but what she finds on her arrival could melt the coldest heart. . . "White Hot Christmas" by Nancy BushAspiring PI Jane Kelly likes to pretend she's a bah-humbug kind of girl, but she's had mistletoe on the brain ever since she shared a kiss with her boss, Dwayne. Before she can hope for a repeat performance, Jane must solve a kidnapping that's as twisted as a candy cane--and not nearly as sweet. "Seven Days of Christmas" by Rosanna ChiofaloFive years ago, Bianca Simone received a wonderful early Christmas gift from her boyfriend, Mark--a week amid the stunning Alpine scenery of Innsbruck, Austria. Now she's back under very different circumstances, but Mark has one more special gift in mind. . . "A Smoky Mountain Gift" by Lin Stepp Veda Trent is back in Townsend to fill in as temporary manager of the Crafts Co-op, but she's not planning to stay. Though the mountain town is small, it holds lots of unsettling memories. Yet the wind can change, bringing with it new opportunities--and the chance to create the kind of Christmas Veda has always longed for.
Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books-?like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life. .
As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did "fans" send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him. Here is an inspiring sports biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout. .
Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this easy-to-read biography will be published twenty years after Henson's untimely death. .
In 1775, Paul Revere of Boston made his now-famous horseback ride warning colonists of an impending attack by the British. This event went largely unnoticed in history until Longfellow celebrated it in a poem in 1861. So who was Paul Revere? In addition to being an American patriot, he was a skilled silversmith and made false teeth from hippo tusks! This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings to life Paul Revere's thrilling ride as well as the personal side of the man and the exciting times in which he lived. .
If At First You Don't SucceedFor two years, Justice Turnbull has paced his room at Halo Valley Security Hospital, planning to escape. Justice has a mission -- one that began with a vicious murder two decades ago. And there are so many others who must be sent back to the hell that spawned them& Kill&Laura Adderley didn't plan to get pregnant by her soon-to-be ex-husband, though she'll do anything to protect her baby. But now reporter Harrison Frost is asking questions about the mysterious group of women who live at Siren Song lodge. Harrison hasn't figured out Laura's connection to the story yet. But Justice knows. And he is coming& Then Kill Again&All her life, Laura has been able to sense approaching evil. But that won't stop a psychopath bent on destroying her. Justice has been unleashed, and this time, there will be no place safe to hide& Praise for Wicked Game:"Chilling& Swift pacing and an intriguing plot make this a first-rate supernatural thriller. " - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
In his continuingÑbut mainly disastrousÑefforts to be an upstanding, responsible ten-year-old, George Brown decides itÕs time to earn some money. (ThereÕs also an expensive remote-controlled toy that heÕs been coveting. ) But no matter what he triesÑwhether itÕs working at his motherÕs craft shop, opening a lemonade stand, or setting up a backyard circus for neighborhood kidsÑthe magic burps erupt at exactly the wrong times and wreak havoc on GeorgeÕs entrepreneurial plans. .
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