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This is the heart-rending memoir of a family's journey with autism - from the dark lonely days of despair and ignorance to joy and liberation. This is a powerful plea for respecting and celebrating difference.
856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart?Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird's daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe - Irish or Viking. However, the Laird's feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent?With the blame for a rival laird's death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Stunning and easy projects for less than $50 each! With The $50 Home Makeover, you can finally turn your living space into your home! This inspiring book offers 75 fun and creative ideas that will help give your place the stylish, modern look that you've always wanted--without having to spend a fortune. Each of these imaginative ideas cost less than $50 to bring to life and will beautify your space in unexpected ways. From an Antique Door Table to Reclaimed Wood Wall Art, each crafty home makeover project includes: Step-by-step instructions with full-color photographs. A key to denote how long a project takes, how much it costs, and the level of difficulty. Before-and-after photos of the finished product. With the trendy yet inexpensive projects in The $50 Home Makeover, you'll finally get to make those big improvements that you've been dreaming of--all while saving hundreds of dollars!
Meet Ashley, the fifth of five unforgettable characters in the Emerald Springs Legacy.Life in the small town of Emerald Springs, Washington, is anything but slow and peaceful. An old feud between former business partners Whitman and Sanders keeps competition on a high burner, fueling resentment, renewing rivalries . . . and love. Now someone is trying to bring down Emerald Tea Farm, and it's up to both families to protect their future while still wrangling over the past.The last five months have been nothing short of exciting for the Whitmans and Sanders. Adam, Chad, and Daniel Whitman have all begun to carve out their niche in the family dynasty. Now it's Ashley Whitman's turn. She's ready to step up with her marketing ideas, talent, and drive to prove she has just as much to contribute to the family tea legacy as her successful cousins.Deputy Sheriff Jacob Sanders is closing in on who is responsible for the suspicious activities plaguing Emerald Tea Farm and Split Acres. When a questionable encounter outside the local bar forces him to tag along to San Diego and play bodyguard to Ashley Whitman, any other man would jump at the chance to be in close quarters with the beautiful, blonde Whitman. Too bad they hate each other. Forced to spend time together, they discover their mutual dislike might be something else entirely. But can a Whitman and a Sanders really be happy together?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Meet Daniel, the fourth of five unforgettable characters in the Emerald Springs Legacy.Life in the small town of Emerald Springs, Washington, is anything but slow and peaceful. An old feud between former business partners Whitman and Sanders keeps competition on a high burner, fueling resentment, renewing rivalries . . . and love. Now someone is trying to bring down Emerald Tea Farm, and it's up to both families to protect their future while still wrangling over the past.Daniel Whitman has a plan to turn the family resort into an exclusive eco-friendly resort, but his family thinks the timing is wrong. Undaunted, he heads off to Australia to investigate an award-winning spa. He's immediately attracted to marketing manager Rochelle Harris but pushes it aside to concentrate on business.After growing up with a mother who frittered away every penny her father earned, Rochelle's only goal is to become financially secure without relying on anyone. Her innovative ideas put her resort at the top of its field, and she doesn't need a sexy, attractive American distracting her from her plans.The more time they spend together, the more the attraction grows. Then a disaster back home has consequences even Daniel's not prepared for. Rochelle is left to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams. Can either of them start their lives over, or will circumstances beyond their control force them both to take a risk and trust again?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Meet Chad, the third of five unforgettable characters in the Emerald Springs Legacy.Life in the small town of Emerald Springs, Washington, is anything but slow and peaceful. An old feud between former business partners Whitman and Sanders keeps competition on a high burner, fueling resentment, renewing rivalries . . . and love. Now someone is trying to bring down Emerald Tea Farm, and it's up to both families to protect their future while still wrangling over the past.Chad Whitman loves his family, but he's not entirely sure he shares their responsible, deliberate outlook on life. Where's the excitement and passion in that?After being unfairly fired from her dream job, Jen Chavez picks up her worst nightmare in the parking lot - a rich guy, whom she thought was just another pretty face. She has no intention of turning out like her mother, latching on to wealthy men for self-worth and survival, so she bolts. Too bad the pretty face with the hefty bankroll tracks her down. She doesn't need a man. She needs a job. She has no idea what to do when he offers both.Hiring Jen as a consultant to help him launch a microbrewery has its drawbacks. Chad has a reputation for messing around with the wrong women, and his family is watching his every move. As days pass, his desire to open a top-notch microbrewery is matched only by his desire for Jen. Can he overcome her raging independence and mistrust of men to prove to her this microbrewery could be dream enough for both of them?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Meet Colleen, the second of five unforgettable characters in the Emerald Springs Legacy.Life in the small town of Emerald Springs, Washington, is anything but slow and peaceful. An old feud between former business partners Whitman and Sanders keeps competition on a high burner, fueling resentment, renewing rivalries...and love. Now someone is trying to bring down Emerald Tea Farm, and it's up to both families to protect their future while still wrangling over the past.Colleen Sanders watched her father, Joe, fritter away the family farm for twenty years. Now that she's in charge of Split Acres operations, she plans to turn the outfit around, with or without his help. Unfortunately, with the farm finances in a mess and an unusual uptick of suspicious disasters to contend with, her savings aren't enough to keep the business afloat.So she marries a stranger to get it.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Meet Adam, the first of five unforgettable characters in the Emerald Springs Legacy.Life in the small town of Emerald Springs, Washington, is anything but slow and peaceful. An old feud between former business partners Whitman and Sanders keeps competition on a high burner, fueling resentment, renewing rivalries . . . and love. Now someone is trying to bring down Emerald Tea Farm, and it's up to both families to protect their future while still wrangling over the past.Oldest son Adam Whitman never planned to take his place at the helm of the family business, and he's living the life he always wanted. When his father asks him to come home to consider his options, he reluctantly leaves his high-powered job in Los Angeles and heads to Emerald Springs, determined to help his father make the transition to retirement and quickly get back to his own life. What he didn't count on was the pull of the one person he'd left behind to chase his dreams.Getting over Adam was the hardest thing Zoe Miller ever had to do, and she's in no hurry to do it again. She's focused on her new life running Emerald Springs's finest bakery, and she's finally put the heartache of losing Adam behind her. When he rolls back into town, she knows it would be wiser to keep her distance from her high school sweetheart, but some things are easier said than done. A broken heart would be more devastating the second time around, but can she resist the lure of the man he's become?Now everything Adam took for granted is suddenly threatened, and he's caught between his newly awakened attachment to Emerald Springs and the career he built with his hands. He wants it all - the girl, the farm, the corner office - but first Zoe has to find it her heart to give him a second chance at all.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Trish DeVign knows what she needs to be single, successful, and satisfied. She needs a baby. With recent relationships falling short of her expectations, she's single by choice. With a thriving interior design company, she's got successful covered. It's the satisfied part that eludes her, and that's her mother's fault - not her adopted mother, but the mother who gave her away, sentencing her to a privileged life with two good people who don't share with her a single drop of DNA.Tony Corcarelli has spent his adult life as the black sheep of his large Italian-American family ever since he turned his back on running the family carpentry business so he could live a more laidback life, forcing his sister to take the reins. Now, Tony's grandmother has cancer, and he's expected to join the family in making her wishes come true. Unfortunately, the two things Nonna wants most for Tony are two things he can't fathom: a wife and kids or the priesthood. There has to be another way.When Trish asks her best friend's brother, Tony, to escort her to a wedding, a night of fun and flirtation turns serious, with Trish confessing she wants a baby. Could a calculated conception be the answer they've both been looking for?Sensuality Level: Sensual
The tools you need to overcome everyday stress! Between trying to make the grade and finding a job in a market that continues to stagnate, there's more pressure than ever before to succeed. But the stress that comes from this pressure can also keep you from achieving your goals. College Stress Solutions teaches you how to use simple exercises to overcome your anxiety and find success while at school. From completing assignments on a tight deadline to dealing with classmates to thinking about your future, this book gives you the tools and advice you need to feel more calm, relaxed, and motivated each and every day. With these easy yet effective solutions, you'll conquer any social or academic demand that comes your way as you work toward your degree. Whether you're cramming for an exam or fighting with your roommate, you'll be able to move past your worries--and score the grades to prove it!
The science behind, "But, why?" Don't get caught off guard by your kids' science questions! You and your family can learn all about the ins and outs of chemistry, biology, physics, the human body, and our planet with Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments. From Rock Candy Crystals to Magnetic Fields, each of these fun science projects features easy-to-understand instructions that can be carried out by even the youngest of lab partners, as well as awesome, full-color photographs that guide you through each step. Complete with 30 interactive experiments and explanations for how and why they work, this book will inspire your family to explore the science behind: Chemistry, with Soap Clouds Biology, with Hole-y Walls Physics, with Straw Balloon Rocket Blasters Planet Earth, with Acid Rain The Human Body, with Marshmallow Pulse Keepers Best of all, every single one of these projects can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the grocery store. Whether your kid wants to create his or her own Mount Vesuvius or discover why leaves change colors in the fall, Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments will bring out the mad scientists in your family--in no time!
Work affects most of us at some point in our lives. Work can be a source of growth, connection, and purpose, but too often it is a source of feeling aimless, bullied or manipulated. Sometimes it comes through overarching ambition, striving to climb up the corporate ladder only to find it is leaning in the wrong direction. There are degrees of emotional and physical suffering when we feel anger, misery and unhappiness with unenlightened work. The Enlightenment of Work is about ending that suffering. This book is essential for anyone wishing to: Transform your suffering at work: Suffering can come in many ways. It can come through feeling aimless and bored where the only reason for being there is to collect a salary each month. It can come through stress, overwork and burnout. This book offers a simple philosophy: suffering happens - but we can transform that suffering. Realise their innate gifts, talents and purpose: Most work disconnects us from knowing our authentic self - our essence or soul. Trust your courage, ideas, intuition, and discover your true self. Reclaim their time: Time is your most precious resource and one you cannot afford to waste. However, many of us work in busy environments that leave little time for real thinking or reflection, or for doing anything very new or interesting. Busy and idle minds can get locked into different forms of anxiety about the past and the future. The changing world of work demands emotional and spiritual intelligence. No one has to stay with work that oppresses the spirit. This new world is about choice.
An utterly compelling biblical detective story that exposes the truth behind the delays in the translation and publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Once the seer, the priestess and the sage were revered by their community. Their roles were considered sacred - the practising of an art, requiring training and experience like any other art. All these individuals tuned into their 'psycho-spiritual' powers on our behalf. But each of us has always had the ability to draw upon these powers directly, inside ourselves. This book shows us not only how to exploit our psycho-spiritual potential, it also shows us how to navigate the different realms of inner experience that are our birthright. Psycho-spiritual powers can take time and expertise to discern, especially for the novice. How do we know what we are dealing with? Does the 'information' made available to us derive from the subtle energies around the body or does it come from some discarnate being? Or perhaps from an alter ego, the personification of hopes and fears from aspects of our projected selves? This book is drawn from research and first-hand experience from thousands of consultations and teaching sessions over many years. In addition, the author, at the end of each chapter, uses anecdotes to illustrate and enlighten the reader, and these are sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, sometimes philosophical, and always true. Well-implemented psychic and intuitive guidance can help to move the individual towards wholeness - a new dawn based on working with the heart and the energy of unconditional love. This in turn radiates out to affect the whole of our society. Psycho-spiritual powers enlarge our lives beyond measure. 'Julie is preparing those who choose to raise their consciousness and see beyond the immediate. ' - The late Eileen Caddy, author and co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation
Neuro-Linguistic Programming--or NLP--is a popular and effective approach to therapy and self-realization. Now a leading practitioner reveals the spiritual dimension that makes NLP an even more powerful tool for freeing ourselves from egoism and unlocking our full potential. With practical exercises based on the author's many years of coaching, Transformational NLP can help readers access their wise inner self, attain freedom from self-limiting negative beliefs, and experience extraordinary new levels of awareness.
Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-Help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength and Well-Beingby Miriam Akhtar
The stresses of modern life have led to an unprecedented rise in depression. But there is new hope, as psychologist Miriam Akhtar explains in this reassuring self-help manual extolling the benefits of Positive Psychology. Drawing upon inspiring real-life case studies, Akhtar shows how Positive Psychology can teach us how to savor positive events, express gratitude for everyday experiences we may take for granted, develop optimism, and cultivate resilience in the face of difficulties.
The ancient practice of numerology offers us insight and guidance for dealing with the modern world. Internationally recognized numerology expert Sonia Ducie Dip explains how each of us has numbers that dramatically impact our lives. By breaking down the numbers in our birthdates and our names, we can determine our key numbers. Dip provides simple strategies for turning these numbers to our advantage in our careers, at home, and in our relationships with loved ones. Further, she explains how numerology can help us become more intuitive, aware of our subconscious, and in tune with our place in the world.
The previous edition of this practical guide sold more than 100,000 copies--and it still provides the best hands-on introduction to numerology available. Based on your birth date, this age-old science can reveal essential information about your work, relationships, health, life, even your looks. Discover the essential significance of the Personality Numbers 1 to 31 (rather than the 1 to 9 of most books), and the strengths, challenges, physical traits, and childhood influences associated with each number. Do simple calculations to figure out Master, Collective, and Personal Year numbers, which enhance intuition and self-understanding. And of course, examine the numbers of friends and family to gain extraordinary insight into their personalities and propensities, too! Starting with a simple formula for determining your personality number (based on the date on which you were born), this book reveals the keys to career, relationships, and health. Among the fascinating information you will learn is the significance of the personality numbers; the influence of numerology on health, romance, and childhood issues; and personality profiles of famous people through the ages.
This lively and humorous book focuses attention on the fact that science is a human enterprise. The reader learns about the foibles and quirks as well as the admirable ingenuity and impressive accomplishments of famous scientists who made some of the greatest discoveries of the past and present. Examples abound: James Watson and Francis Crick formed a legendary partnership that led to the discovery of DNA, but they essentially ignored the contribution of female colleague Rosalind Franklin. Later, in the race to sequence the human genome, Watson criticized J. Craig Venter's technique as a process that "could be run by monkeys." Nikola Tesla once worked for Thomas Edison, but then quit after a dispute about a bonus. Robert Hooke accused Isaac Newton of stealing his ideas about optics. Plato declared that the works of Democritus should be burned. With tongue-in-cheek illustrations by renowned science cartoonist Sidney Harris, this book takes the reader behind the scenes of scientific research to shine new light on the all-too-human people who "do" science.From the Hardcover edition.
Eighteen-year-old Monroe (named for Marilyn) is smart, but she's outsmarted herself. She's got a full-ride scholarship...and now, an arrest record. One more black mark and she'll be waiting tables for life. The fact that she's grown up with crime memorabilia in her very molecules doesn't help. Her special fascination has always been with outlaw lovers Bonnie and Clyde, whom Monroe romanticizes as something other than the cold-blooded killers they were. Monroe, however, is full of good intentions, until her dad hands her some relics--poetry written by Bonnie Parker and bullets taken from the bodies of the outlaws after they died in a shootout. That's when things get really strange. Those murderous slugs prove pretty dangerous to Monroe and her new friend, Jack, as well, who suddenly begin to feel that the spirits Bonnie and Clyde are actually taking over their personalities. But that's impossible. Or is it? The two outlaws--beautiful, ruthless Bonnie and her awkward sweetheart--seem more than willing to seize another chance at their loco life. Is it just Monroe's overactive imagination? Or can this actually be happening? If Monroe's just hallucinating, what about Jack? Then it becomes clear that Monroe and Jack have only days to get the outlaws back to hell, where they belong, or the two modern-day teens could end up just like Bonnie and Clyde did, together...and dead.
A famous case. A missing girl. If they find her, will they be heroes? Or dead? Bored out of her mind during a summer with her police detective father in Las Vegas, Jessica (aka "Jex") Malone starts doing what she does best--snooping. When she meets three new friends who share her passion for crime, from the geek to the fashionista, suddenly, the stifling desert days don't seem so long. Her dad is never around, just like when her parents were married. But Jex's crew, the Drew-Ids, take the pledge of eternal secrecy and then get down to the good stuff--digging through the cold-case files in Dad's home office. One of them, the thirteen-year-old case of Patty Matthews, is still a mystery. Finding Patty, who vanished into thin air, became such an obsession for Jex's father that it destroyed the Malones' marriage. So not only is this a big deal, it's personal. Jex is determined to find out what really happened, and her excitement is contagious. Soon her friends are all on board and so is the missing girl's brother, the hunky Cooper Matthews. But as they dig up more and more troubling information--more than the cops ever did--they also get the clear message that someone out there wants to prevent the truth from coming out. That somebody is also prepared to do anything, absolutely anything, to prevent it. Jex isn't afraid; after all, she's a cop's daughter. But maybe she should be. Laced with humor, toughness, and real CSI investigation techniques, Jex Malone could be the Nancy Drew for a new generation--but with a chilling twist. These wannabe detectives are on the brink of finding out the fate of poor missing Patty. But will they disappear without a trace, too?
Insecure, shy, and way overweight, Colby hates the limelight as much as her pageant-pretty mom and sisters love it. It's her life: Dad's a superstar, running for office on a family values platform. Then suddenly, he ditches his marriage for a younger woman and gets caught stealing money from the campaign. Everyone hates Colby for finding out and blowing the whistle on him. From a mansion, they end up in a poor relative's trailer, where her mom's contempt swells right along with Colby's supersized jeans. Then, a cruel video of Colby half-dressed, made by her cousin Ryan, finds its way onto the internet. Colby plans her own death. A tragic family accident intervenes, and Colby's role in it seems to paint her as a hero, but she's only a fraud. Finally, threatened with exposure, Colby must face facts about her selfish mother and her own shame. Harrowing and hopeful, proof that the truth that saves us can come with a fierce and terrible price, Big Fat Disaster is that rare thing, a story that is authentically new.
With a business to grow and a teenaged son to raise, Catherine Bennett doesn't have time for a social life. Besides, after her husband left her for another woman, she's not exactly thrilled at the prospect of opening up her heart again. But when she leases office space in Dominic Russo's building, she can't keep her mind - or her eyes - off her new landlord. Only problem is he happens to be a known womanizer . . . and her professional rival.Unfortunately for Dominic, Philadelphia's most eligible bachelor is definitely in a dry spell. He hasn't dated in months, contrary to the rumors, but convincing career-minded Catherine that there's more to him than his reputation will be a challenge. Since she's determined to focus on work, he offers her an irresistible chance at winning a huge contract if she partners with his company.But will mixing business and pleasure make for a happy New Year's Eve?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Getting a life do-over in the small theater town of Ashland, Oregon, has suited lawyer Julie Payne to a T. After ten years in the Portland prosecutor's office, she's enjoying her new, easy lifestyle, and she's not looking for any complications.Trace Watkins comes to town seeking the same refuge from life as a big city banker. A new job might make Ashland his permanent address, and he likes what he sees of the place, especially when he meets Julie one hot Halloween night.The sparks fly instantly between the costumed couple, and Julie and Trace waste no time connecting beneath the sheets while literally hiding behind their masks. But when the holiday hook-up ends, their real identities present a serious snag: Trace manages the bank Julie happens to be suing. The only way they can turn this trick into a treat is if both of them are willing to face their pasts and finally bury the skeletons in their closets.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Margaret Hale's life changes dramatically when her father quits his living as a parson in the idyllic New Forest in the South of England and moves the family to the northern industrial town of Milton, intending to become a private tutor. There, she is appalled at the poverty surrounding her and at first finds the local mill workers too rough, but soon she can't help sympathizing with their plight.John Thornton is a magistrate and owner of a prosperous cotton mill. Forced to become the head of the household at a young age and driven to keep his family from becoming impoverished again, he's had no time for love. He certainly has no time for a lady who looks down on both him and the industry in which he earns his livelihood. Their beliefs lead them to inevitably clash, but their arguments over his treatment of his workers mask a deep attraction neither wants, and eventually, one that neither can deny.Although it is labeled as a social novel, North and South simmers with sexual tension. Through the backdrop of a labor strike and a riot, through a possible murder and its fallout, through the deaths of loved ones, and the rise and fall of fortunes, the romance between John Thornton and Margaret Hale still entrances readers as it did when first published in 1855. In this updated version, read the steamy scenes that Ms. Gaskell, a minister's wife, could not include in the original work, from John and Margaret's first desperate, yet tender, lovemaking to their sizzling reunion in London.Sensuality Level: Sensual
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