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Charlestonfollows the lives, loves, and shifting fortunes of the Bells -- saints and evil-doers mingled in one unforgettable family -- from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the Civil War and the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Delving into our country's history as only he can, Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guarded their privilege and position, harboring dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all. Sweeping from the bitterly divided Carolina frontier of the 1770s through the tragic destruction of the city during the Civil War,Charlestonrepresents America's premier storyteller at his very best.
Fiercely independent Olivia Ormhill hasn't trusted a man since her former fianc betrayed her. She meets Lord Edmund Debham and believes him to be nothing more than a rakish opportunist. However, she is overwhelmed by his disarming honesty. When her former fianc returns, Olivia and Edmund must decide how much their unspoken passion is worth.
Together for the first time, two of Amanda McCabe's most captivating regency classics. . . Lady Rogue and The Star of India In Lady Rogue, Georgina Beaumont is a fiery spirit who believes that she doesn't need a man to make her happy. For Alexander Kenton, the Duke of Wayland, this is startling news since he's fallen for Georgina, and needs her hand to regain his place in society, if she'll take it. . . The Star of India is a jewel that's been kept with Lady Emily Kenton since her childhood friend, the Earl of Darlinghurst, left for India at age eight. Will the longing they've harbored for all these years fall to ruin when he learns of the terrible secret she bears regarding the jewels? .
Actress and amateur sleuth Alice Nestleton thinks up the perfect anniversary gift for her elderly actor friends, Alex and Lila. She has a chef whip up a replica of the meal the couple shared on their first date. For better or worse, they eat every bite. The next day, they're dead - from food poisoning. Of course, the only witnesses are the couple's two little kittens. Definitely cute, but certainly not viable on the witness stand. To say that Alice is the prime suspect would be an extreme understatement. And while the actor in Alice may love the spotlight, this is not the kind of attention she needs ...
It is America 1861 and North and South have never seemed further apart: the threat of civil war hangs heavy in the air. . . For Lon Price, the issue is simple. He has inherited from his Methodist father both a burning sense of right and wrong, and a desire to see an end to slavery. So much so that he is prepared to resign from the Pinkerton police agency to fight for the North. But his departure is not necessary, for the federal government is well aware of the agency's work, and in Lon they see a primie candidate for secret service. . . Margaret Miller is part of a family that prides itself on supporting the South: her father Calhoun is owner of the secession supporting Baltimore Independent; her brother Cicero has similar views, though the circles he moves in are considerably less law-abiding. When Calhoun is killed by a Yankee bullet, Margaret becomes as determined as Lon to uphold the ideals of her father. . . www. johnjakes. com
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When an unpopular local cook is found poisoned to death by a bad batch of crepes, Magdalena is eager to bring the killer to justice-but she's shocked to discover that the trail of clues leads straight to her own PennDutch Inn.
As a child, Elizabeth White was sent from her war-torn London home to a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret. It was there, in the crowded, chaotic O'Connor household, that she met Aisling-who would become her very best friend, sharing her pet kitten and secretly teaching her the intricacies of Catholicism. Aisling's boldness brought Elizabeth out of her proper shell; later, her support carried Elizabeth through the painful end of her parents' chilly marriage. In return, Elizabeth's friendship helped Aisling endure her own unsatisfying marriage to a raging alcoholic. <P> Through the years, they always believed they could overcome any conflict, conquer any hardship. They believed they could survive anything, as long as they had each other. Now they're about to find out if they were right. . .
Her novels have been praised as "stunning" by Publishers Weekly and "exquisitely sensual" by Library Journal. Now, New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley delivers another spellbinder...an intriguing tale of daring deception-and breathless desire. The Prey She is called the Devil's Heiress. Burdened with the wealth of a man she despised, Clarissa Greystone is a fortune-hunter's dream. The Hawk No one needs a fortune more than Major George Hawkinville. Fresh from the battlefields of Waterloo, he embarks on a campaign to win Clarissa's money. The Hunt To protect his family's good name, Hawk must ignore the hunger in his heart. But nothing can prepare him for the truths that come to light-or the passion that ignites-when Clarissa boldly steps into his trap.... .
In Life on The Other Side, Sylvia Browne, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Side and Back, explores and explains the afterlife in this revealing and inspiring account. You will find out: What happens when we die; What The Other Side looks like; Who's waiting for us on The Other Side; How we spend out time on The Other Side; Why and how we return from The Other Side. With her trademark warm and down-to-earth style, Sylvia Browne's insights into the afterlife are utterly compelling yet wonderfully reassuring. Sylvia looks over her lifelong career as a psychic, using past experiences, readings, hypnosis sessions and research to illustrate her findings about The Other Side. For the very first time, we are shown an unprecedented view of a peaceful place where our departed loved ones are patiently awaiting us - and where the next leg of our eternal journey will begin. This book is absolutely unforgettable!
Chandra de Avenell was a girl raised as a boy and thus, in the 13th century, a warrior. All she knows is freedom and independence. But when her father forces her to marry Jerval de Vernon, her notions of who she is and what her life should be come in conflict with Jerval's understanding of how a proper wife might best serve her husband. <P> First published in 1984 as Chandra, this novel was extensively rewritten in 2001 and became the prequel to the medieval Song series by the #1 New York Times bestselling author .
"Psychic, Medium, Clairvoyant, Channel-these are all words to describe Sylvia Browne''s unique powers. I''ve personally witnessed her bring closure to distraught families, help the police close cases, and'open people''s hearts to help them see the good within themselves. "-Montel WilliamsFor anyone who has felt an angel''s presence, experienced a premonition, feared death, or wished for one more moment with a deceased loved one comes THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK: A Psychic''s Guide to Our World and Beyond. Renowned psychic and spiritual teacher Sylvia Browne has made believers out of millions. Now, in THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK, the New York Times bestselling author reveals the ways in which psychic energy works in our world, how it affects our everyday lives, and how anyone can tap into its power. Inspired by the most frequently asked questions during her thousands of readings and public appearances, THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK offers and unprecedented and comprehensive look at how the afterlife affects this life. Browne has produced a guidebook for those who want to deepen their spiritual and religious beliefs by understanding psychic energy and how it works in our world. Determined to help her readers understand how the soul survives death and why it is reborn many times, she offers a deeply personal account of how each of us can develop an understanding of "The Other Side" and how we can put it to work in our lives. As a child, Browne realized she had been provided with the psychic gift of being able to perceive a different "vibrational frequency," allowing her to communicate with angels and spirits that inhabit "The Other Side," which she describes as a place of tremendous beauty and limitless knowledge. Contrary to most peoples'' concept of "heaven," this spirit world is not an imaginary place far off somewhere beyond the stars, Browne explains. Rather, it is a very real place -- another dimension superimposed on our own world. In THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK, Browne provides the comforting knowledge that we are never truly alone because we each have spirit guides -- loved ones from "The Other Side" -- who protect us. She offers advice on how to pray and how to ask our spirit guides for advice, and shows us that we must look inside ourselves and examine our relationships with others in order to interpret signs from the beyond that are evident in our everyday lives. Rather than relying on faith alone, Browne encourages us to understand the psychic world''s influence on our lives and use knowledge and reason to better understand our earthly mission and individual calling. Having spent 47 years as a spiritual teacher, Browne shares her many experiences giving spiritual readings for individuals struggling with their marriages, family relationships, grievances and illnesses in THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK. Stating that she is not psychic when it comes to her personal life, Browne also shares painful memories of her own failed marriages and abusive relationships. She offers advice on how to better understand the spiritual path we have led in our current and past lives in order to help overcome feelings of self-pity, rejection, abandonment and powerlessness that often result in disappointment and frustration. In THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK, Browne also provides detailed accounts of her investigations into paranormal activities that have brought her in close contact with souls from "The Other Side" -- in addition to making her the feature of television news reports on CBS and on "Evening Magazine" in Los Angeles. Explaining the difference between ghosts, spirits and angels, Browne also discusses why some souls seem to be trapped between our world and "The Other Side," and she explores the reasons why some choose to follow a path toward darkness and evil. Browne also illuminates the relevance of dreams and other experiences such as coincidence, deja vu and synchronicity as being possible glimpses into our past lives and into what we subconsciously know about "The Other Side. "With THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK, Sylvia Browne provides us wi...
America's master storyteller first introduced readers to the Crown family in Homeland. As the second generation comes of age, the Crowns strive to find their place in a turbulent America at the dawn of a new century. From the speedways of Detroit to the glamour of young Hollywood to the daring heights of early aviation, theirs is a story of passion and adventure, glory and ambition.
Cheaters is the book that broke new ground for Eric Jerome Dickey, following the skyrocketing success of his first three #1 Blackboard bestsellers, Sister, Sister, Friends and Lovers, and Milk in My Coffee. Cheaters takes on a larger canvas and cast of characters, and fearlessly explores how bad even good people can sometimes behave in the game of love. It has earned Dickey even more loyal readers, and was chosen as Blackboard's Best Book of the Year. In Cheaters, Stephan loves em and leaves em, just like his daddy. Chanté thinks she's found her dream man--until his wife and kids come banging on her door. Jake is a player--left with bad dreams he just can't shake. Darnell is true to his wife. . . but the temptation's getting tougher every day. Tammy is caught between the man she loves, and the woman he's promised to. And while Karen lectures her friends about fooling around, she may not live up to her own high standards. . . This is the world of Eric Jerome Dickey. It's heart-wrenching and hilarious, smart and soulful, and as honest and recognizable as your own--and that of everyone who never loved you back. .
Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy- and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the laundry and bringing home the bacon. She does it all well, too, if her chic house, personal trainer, BMW, and her loving son are any indication. So what if there's been no one to share her bed with lately, let alone rock her world? Stella doesn't mind it too much; she probably wouldn't have the energy for love - and all of love's nasty fallout - anyway. But when Stella takes a spur-of-the-moment vacation to Jamaica, her world gets rocked to the core - not just by the relaxing effects of the sun and sea and an island full of attractive men, but by one man in particular. He's tall, lean, soft-spoken, Jamaican, smells of citrus and the ocean - and is half her age. The tropics have cast their spell and Stella soon realizes she has come to a cataclysmic juncture: not only must she confront her hopes and fears about love, she must question all of her expectations, passions, and ideas about life and the way she has lived it. Told in Stella's own exuberant, dead-on, dead honest voice, How Stella Got Her Groove Back is full of Terry McMillan's signature humor, heart, and insight. More than a love story, it is ultimately a novel about how a woman saves her own life - and what she must risk to do it. .
In the midst of his most challenging and dangerous case, clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory's wife-associate district attorney, Lauren Crowder-is arrested on suspicion of murder. Alan's desperate investigation will bring him face-to-face with true evil: a conspiracy fueled by human greed and bound by a deadly secret that someone will kill to keep. .
Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm. New York City is thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. The cops go to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting as his eyes and ears young police officer Amelia Sachs. Rhyme digs deep into the only world he has left - his astonishing mind - and slowly begins to narrow the noose around the Bone Collector. But the kidnapper is narrowing his own noose - around Lincoln Rhyme.
By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E. R. O. S. , an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele. <P> But now someone has penetrated E. R. O. S. 's state-of-the-art security... someone who has brutally murdered six celebrated women. Each time, the weapon and the city are different. And each time, the killer has claimed the same horrifying trophy. For Harper Cole, who has suddenly become the prime suspect, there is only one way to lure the elusive madman into the open. But Harper Cole has dangerous sexual secrets of his own. His daring plan will place everything and everyone he loves in the path of a brilliant, unstoppable killer...
A fiftieth-anniversary edition of Ken Kesey's searing American classic. Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the story through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. Hailed upon its publication as "a glittering parable of good and evil" (The New York Times Book Review) and "a roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them" (Time), Kesey's powerful book went on to sell millions of copies and remains as bracing and insightful today as when it was first released. This new deluxe hardcover edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication of the novel on February 1, 1962, and will be a must have for any literature lover. .
ATF agent Alex Duarte is in New Orleans on the trail of a gun runner-only to find himself embroiled in a conspiracy involving people linked to some of the highest offices of the United States government.
Sunny Randall comes to the aid of three very different women, with deadly consequences. Hired by prominent feminist Mary Lou Goddard to protect her from threatening phone calls and shadowy pursuers, Sunny must contend with Goddard's reluctance to reveal all she knows about the unwelcome attention bestowed upon her. When a member of Goddard's staff is gunned down, it's called a case of mistaken identity. And when the murder suspect is found to have eaten his own gun, two cases are settled, neither to Sunny's satisfaction.
Now available in paperback-a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior "as disturbing [as it is] fascinating" (Publishers Weekly). Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female? Why aren't there more women on death row? Why do so many male politicians ruin their careers with sex scandals? Why and how do we really fall in love? This engaging book uses the latest research from the field of evolutionary psychology to shed light on why we do the things we do-from life plans to everyday decisions. With a healthy disregard for political correctness, Miller and Kanazawa reexamine the fact that our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission- an inescapable human nature that actually stopped evolving about 10,000 years ago.
From the creators of the #1 New York Timesbestseller The Book of Useless Informationcomes another enlightening, entertaining, and ultimately useless assortment of trivia. If you find yourself transfixed by the most trivial of trivia, or mesmerized by the most minor of minutiae, The Useless Information Society's latest findings can satisfy your every need. This wide-ranging collection will fill every nook and cranny of your brain with information you'll surely never need, but will enjoy learning anyway! Did you know. . . - that penguins can jump six feet out of the water? - that everyone is color-blind at birth? Would you care to know. . . - what the first meal eaten on the moon was? - what country drinks the most Coca-Cola? (Hint: It's not the United States. ) In 1995, a secret society was formed comprising Britain's foremost thinkers, writers, and artists to trade and share in useless information (or, as founding member Keith Waterhouse, playwright and journalist, would have it, "totally bloody useless").
The streets of New York are full of characters-eccentrics, tourists, and residents-who don't care who's around to hear them. This collection offers some of the most bizarre, hysterical, and mysterious conversations overheard on the sidewalk, in the subway, or from the next table. The website overheardinnewyork. com has been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, Time Out New York, the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and the New York Post. Now site creators S. Morgan Friedman and Michael Malice have compiled the greatest moments caught in passing, to create a hilarious panorama of the unique people who populate the city. The book features an introduction by Marc Shaiman, the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer of Hairspray, as well as a foreword by bestselling author Lawrence Block.
An intimate, engaging, and insightful guide to coping with Asperger's-from one of the condition's most passionate advocates. Michael John Carley was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at thirty-six-when his young son received the same diagnosis. This fascinating book reveals his personal experience with the confusion and trauma associated with this condition-and offers insights into living an independent and productive life. Now the Executive Director of the world's largest Asperger's oranization, Carley helps readers in such areas as: - Social interactions - Nurturing interests - Whom to confide in-and how - Dealing with family and loved ones - Finding work that suits your strengths and talents .
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