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Working as an amateur photographer in San Francisco's sordid Barbary Coast, Lilly Renfrew stumbled upon the grisly stabbing of a prostitute. Fleeing the murder scene with the killer fast in pursuit, she crashed into a man as handsome as sin who vowed to protect her!As a former con artist, Deegan Galloway knew every back alley of the Barbary Coast, but as a newly accepted member of the upper classes, he was stifled by his boring, respectable life. When a beautiful damsel in distress begged his help in unearthing a murderer, he couldn't resist joining in the search. But he never imagined he'd be in danger of losing his heart....
How Could He Love This Daughter Of Treason...?Yet with his heart so full, his passion so afire, how could he not? Nicholas Hawken had never found a woman so attuned to his touch, his taste, his very being, as Lady Maria Burton. Though if her father proved traitorous, he was duty bound to expose him...and so destroy their love!From household drudge to daughter of a duke, Maria Burton had been forever transformed. But nothing had been as soul-shattering as what she'd experienced with Nicholas Hawken, infamous scoundrel, intriguing rogue...and truebound mate-of-her-heart!
Learning to survive in the harsh interior of Southern Africa, a former slave seeks shelter in the hollow of a baobab tree. For the first time since she was a young girl her time is her own, her body is her own, her thoughts are her own. In solitude, she is finally able to reflect on her own existence and its meaning, bringing her a semblance of inner peace. Scenes from her former life shuttle through her mind: how owner after owner assaulted her, and how each of her babies were taken away as soon as they were weaned, their futures left to her imagination. We are the sole witnesses to her history: her capture as a child, her tortured days in a harbor city on the eastern coast as a servant, her journey with her last owner and protector, her flight, and the kaleidoscopic world of her baobab tree. Wilma Stockenström's profound work of narrative fiction, translated by Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee, is a rare, haunting exploration of enslavement and freedom. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include* customs, values, and traditions* historical, religious, and political background* life at home* leisure, social, and cultural life* eating and drinking* do's, don'ts, and taboos* business practices* communication, spoken and unspoken"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken "Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel "... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel "...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer "...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine "...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times From the Trade Paperback edition.
Simon Warleigh and his brothers-in-arms had sworn to avenge the murder of their beloved foster father, the Dragon. But upon Simon's return from the Holy Land, the brave knight was falsely accused of treason and stripped of his lands. His only chance to recover his beloved Avington was to marry the daughter of the very man he had vowed to bring to justice!Simon was quickly wed to the beautiful Lady Isabelle, with her mesmerizing violet eyes and a demeanor as cold as the chapel statues. Yet there were glimpses of the fire burning beneath Isabelle's cool exterior. And soon thoughts of revenge turned to thoughts of love as Simon yearned to melt the ice maiden into a woman of flesh and blood.
A Gunshot Wound Sent John Wolf Straight To Paradise.Paradise Valley, that is, where an Irish hellcat with the face of an angel had rescued five orphans...and offered him a life that was more than just duty and danger. But would the truth of his past make their future together impossible?More legend than lawman, more man than most, John Wolf was a U.S. Marshal who named himself Apache in his soul. And Tara Flannigan knew from the moment she rescued him that he'd bring trouble-and temptation-to her little patch of heaven on earth!
MY LADY'S TRUST: Laura Martin assured herself she would be safe among strangers. But would the cloak of anonymity she wore also protect her from the discerning gaze of the Earl of Beaulieu? Desire filled the Earl when looking upon the enigmatic Laura. Reclusive as she was, he saw the tender heart she'd hidden beneath the chilly facade. But could he teach her to trust him enough to let him into her life forever? MY LADY'S PLEASURE: Lady Valeria Arnold was shocked by the wanton impulses that drew her to Teagan Fitzwilliams. The stunning rake was nothing more than a squanderer. Orphaned as a young boy, Teagan despised the role that society had forced upon him. Yet until his stolen moment with the Lady Valeria, no woman had ever made him feel his own worth.
St. Bride Needed A WifeBut the latest candidate was much too pretty to live amid a bunch of sailors on his desolate island. Ever since he'd first set eyes on fragile beauty Dora Sutton, something had gone wrong with his careful plan. The women he'd found for his men weren't working out, his books were a mess and Miss Sutton wasn't paying any attention to his orders.Dora Needed A New BeginningBut the insufferable Grey St. Bride refused to make it easy for her! From the moment she'd staggered off the boat, it was clear the handsome brute wanted her gone. But much more was at stake for Dora than wounded pride.... If Mr. High-and-Mighty St. Bride didn't want her, she'd just have to find someone else on the island who did!
Victim of an abusive marriage, Iana vowed in her widowhood never again to put her fate in masculine hands. But one man, Henri Gillet, heir to the Trouville dynasty, had aroused her slumbering desires-and endangered her deepest resolve.Love, Henri Gillet pondered, was simple. Noble obligations were not. And now he faced a royal-size dilemma-for though the Lady Iana had saved him from certain death, her shadowed past, so full of the darkest secrets, stood between them and threatened a future together...!
His Whole Family Was Cursed!How else to explain this rash of marriages by the Brothers de Burgh? Robin de Burgh alone swore to remain unwed, despite ironic fate, which used foul murder to mate him with The One-spirited Sybil, a damsel in distress who insisted she needed him not!When convent walls became more prison than refuge, restless novice Sybil knew 'twas time to leave. But never did she expect to trade her wimple for a wedding veil, even when Sir Robin de Burgh, knight most impudent, demanded she put her life-and her heart-in his hands!
Destiny Wore Many Disguisesbut Lady Brenna, pledged as bride in a match more alliance than love affair, saw true when Caer Llion rode up to her castle gates. This valiant knight was surely her mysterious betrothed, for he was her past-and Fate decreed he be her future...!An elfin girl upon the high battlements had once given him her favor-and eased his aching soul. Now Leon FitzWarren, famed as Caer Llion-the Ironheart, had returned to Wales, to those very battlements, and faced again the bewitching Brenna-the elfin sprite become woman-and holder of his heart...!
Lady Helena Rathford was still deemed a plum matrimonial prize, one adventurous Adam Mannion was determined to pluck. He'd wed her, bed her, then hie to London, his prospects secure. But somehow in the wild north country that spawned her, Helena became his whole world-now and forever...!The walls of her family estate kept her safe-or so Helena thought. Though it had been more entombment than embrace, for Adam Mannion, a rogue with an open heart, made her see she must shake off the shadows of the past to hold on to a future-with him!
Mattie Ingram-the love of his life and the mother of his child-was the most stubborn, independent, contrary woman in Nevada. And in the lonely months since he'd seen her, he'd discovered he needed her more than breath itself. But Mattie was having nothing to do with him!A baby coming, her business failing... What else could possibly happen? Mattie wondered. Well, the father of her child could insist on becoming a permanent part of her life. But if Jared McQuaid thought that one night of passion gave him the right to a lifetime commitment, he had better think again!
The Son He Never Knew...When Cole McGuire learns that he had fathered a son, he returns to White Stone, Colorado, to claim what's rightfully his. But it's clear the town is hiding something, and he's got a feeling he knows exactly who's behind it all.The Widow's Secret...Rebecca's heart stops when Cole McGuire walks back into town, his green eyes blazing with passion. And the longer he stays, the more she wishes for the love she never had. But will Cole ever forgive her for hiding the truth-that the son she claimed as her own is the child he's been searching for?
Once known mainly for its beaches and bossa nova, football, Carnaval, and the finest coffee in the world, over the last decade Brazil has emerged as the colossus of South America. Brazil is the 'B' of the BRICS nations, the powerful bloc of emerging national economies whose influence is increasingly being felt in world affairs. Blessed with an abundance of arable land and natural resources, its economy today is the seventh largest in the world. From a country that went deeply into debt buying foreign oil, it is set to become a major oil producer and exporter, having recently discovered huge oil reserves offshore. Politically it a mature democracy, whose first woman president took office in 2011. In Brazil size matters. With nearly half the land mass of South America, it is the fifth largest country in the world. Its territory covers four time zones and consists of a variety of different landscapes, climates, flora, and fauna, including "the lung of the world," the Amazon rainforest with its incredible biodiversity. Because of its size and history there are marked regional differences, and the country is a melting pot of races and lifestyles, despite which Brazilians have a strong sense of national identity. It has a feeling of self-sufficiency and, partly due to its language, of almost being a separate continent within South America. International attention will focus on Brazil even more in the coming years as it hosts the World Cup and the Olympic Games, and this new, revised edition of Culture Smart! Brazil will be an invaluable guide for businessmen, journalists, and travelers alike. It describes the historical influences that have shaped Brazilian society. It introduces the Brazilian people, their values, customs and traditions; how they go about their daily life and spend their leisure time; and the way they think and do business. It will help you discover for yourself the creative, energetic, soulful, good-natured, and open-minded people of this important and fascinating country.
Parenting a toddler can be trying. Brilliantly Behaved Toddler is a handy guide to one of the most challenging periods of parenthood. With years of experience delivering practical parenting strategies through her parent-coaching business, in fifty easy-to-follow chapters, Lorraine Thomas provides the useful tips to handling the most exasperating situations that a parent and toddler are likely to meet, including mealtimes, sleeping, toilet training and supermarket tantrums. Informative narratives and quotes from childcare experts guide and explain techniques to help parents feel confident in their parenting skills. Whatever the challenge, experienced parenting coach Lorraine Thomas gives parents solutions that really works.
As Chancellor of Germany between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler exercised unrestricted power over his country's social, political, and economic life. From Hitler's belligerent re-armament programme to his imposition of anti-Semitic legislation and territorially aggressive policies, respected historian Robin Cross maps out the life of one of the most evil men ever to have lived. This succinct and powerful account, illustrated with rare and chillingly evocative photographs, is the essential companion for anyone with a fascination for the twentieth century, the Second World War or the age of dictators.
Penny wants an unforgettable wedding, perfect down to the last detail, so when her fiancé Mark finally pops the question, it's the best moment of her life. Until Penny checks her wedding fund and is horrified to discover that she's lost $10,000 of wedding savings playing online gambling--Operation "Don't Tell the Groom" rolls into action. This hilarious and uplifting read is the perfect feel-good read, whether you're single, a bride-to-be, or happily married!
When Penny tells her best friend Lou she's sure tonight is the night that her fiancé Mark will finally propose, Lou couldn't be more pleased for her. But during the course of a wild night out on the town, Lou can't help but wonder if marriage is really the thing on Mark's mind--and Penny hasn't noticed a thing! Could it fall on Lou to break the news gently, or will Mark bend his knee before it's just too late?
The Battle of Britain is the epic story of the fight for control of the skies over England in the bitterly long summer of 1940. Bestselling author Patrick Bishop's compelling day-to-day chronicle is enhanced with eye-witness accounts, diary extracts and pilot profiles, as the horrific reality of air combat is vividly portrayed in this account of the life and death struggle between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe. This is the story Britain's "finest hour," a fight for national survival that had a profound impact on servicemen and civilians alike, and ultimately proved to be a key a turning point in the course of the war.
In the chaos of a multiple pile-up just outside Parma, Italy, the burned body of a young woman is found at the side of the road whose death has no apparent link to the carnage. The dead woman is identified as Nina Iliescu, a Romanian immigrant whose beauty had enchanted a string of wealthy lovers. Temptress, muse, angel--she was all things to all men. Will Commisario Soneri be able to unravel the mystery behind the death of such an enigmatic beauty? From the tensions with the Roma population to the dark side to the Catholic church, Valerio Varesi shines a harsh light on the divisions in Italian society, in this, the third instalment of his thrilling crime saga.
How to have a super-smart baby in 50 bite-sized chapters. From pregnancy to toddlerhood, Super Bright Baby: 50 Things You Really Need to Know will help parents nurture their child's burgeoning mind. Expert author John Farndon recommends strategies - including ways to bond, intelligence-building play and teaching your child to read - that can be used throughout every stage of a baby's development. With a timeline covering learning and growing milestones, boxes outlining the scientific facts for each topic, and quotes from leading childcare experts, this book is the smart choice for parents who want a great future for their children.
Black Otter, Lenape chieftain, swore he'd return to his children, his land, his life. There was little to value in the white man's realm-except for one regal, openhearted woman of courage. Rowena alone gave him strength and hope-and awakened the possibility of love.Rowena Thornhill knew nothing of passion, her days being filled instead with study and family duty. But when she joined her fate with that of "her" captive, Black Otter, her proper English life became a whirlwind of danger and desire.
Darcy Lambert, newly emerged from her cocoon of grief, studied the stranger Gryf, and wondered where he truly came from. He was very like Gray Barton, her heart's first love-and yet he wasn't. For this was the man who had transformed her from the sweetnatured girl she'd been-into the passionate woman she was meant to be!Though his memory was dark and clouded, the sun suddenly rose for Gryf at the sight of Darcy Lambert. The brave and golden woman of the sea raised a tempest within him, drowning him in desire to discover his past-and claim their future!
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