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The third instalment of the engrossing Jersey Scene series. Event planners Izzy and Jess are badly let down when a Jersey socialite hires them for the busiest weeks of the season and then cancels at the last minute, leaving the girls with no bookings and no money. Feeling despondent, they try a night out to cheer themselves up, and meet the captivating and aristocratic Ed, who invites the two on a luxury yacht cruise to Nice, together with his two brothers. Romance builds through heady days of blue skies and warm seas, but when a last-minute wedding booking is offered, the girls must return to Jersey, and real life has to begin again ... or has it?
When shoe designer Paige Bingham is jilted she decides to enjoy her honeymoon-for-one in Sorrento. What she doesn't expect is to meet a mysterious entrepreneur, Sebastian Fielding, when she gets there. He helps ease the sting of rejection as he introduces her to the ancient sites he knows and loves. Unfortunately, soon after Paige returns to her island home in Jersey, she discovers that not only is Sebastian's company taking over the struggling store where her business is based, but that her concession is probably surplus to his requirements. How can Paige stop her fledgling business from going under? And what can she do to fight the gossip now that the paparazzi have published their untruths about 'A Jersey Affair'?
Fast-paced and populated with a cast of rogues, actors and playwrights this murder mystery offers an enthralling read and the true flavour of Elizabethan London. Elizabethan playwright Dekker lives a fast, furious, and exciting existence in London, skirting poverty, danger, and the love of a good woman. He finds work as an adapter at Philip Henslowe's theatrical company and as a book-holder at Essex House - before being watched by Christopher Marlowe and others as politics intrude. Theft of a hidden cipher and murder of a local constable keep him in trouble. Able plotting and namedropping will appeal to fans of Elizabethan theater and Simon Hawke's Shakespearean mysteries.
Helen Powers was once a scene of crimes officer for the West Midlands Police. It's four years since the case, involving the death of a young teenage girl, shattered her career. In an attempt to rebuild her life, she now works as a portrait photographer. But the past is not so easily left behind... After a series of inexplicable and vicious attacks on her, Helen fears that someone is out to take revenge. For Helen, however, it's only the start of something more personal and sinister. Desperate to confront her demons and redeem herself in the face of a formidable adversary, Helen swiftly finds that neither time nor the elements are on her side...
When her tycoon father suddenly dies, Corinne Marchand throws herself into running his couture empire based in Paris. Having been abandoned by her playboy lover Philippe de Rochmort three years earlier, she's also mistrustful of men and convinced that she is better off alone - so when she meets attractive merchant banker Miles Corsley, she refuses to give him the time of day, let alone a date. Corinne's younger sister, model Yolande, has loved Philippe's brother Yves all her life, and they are to be married - but after meeting bad boy film star Patrick Dubuisson she breaks off her engagement and embarks on a passionate affair in Hollywood. When Philippe finally returns to France and shocking secrets are revealed, Corinne has to decide if she will trust Miles with more than her money as they battle to save her company from a hostile takeover - while Yolande learns the hard way that Hollywood glamour doesn't always bring happiness. Paris is the city of love, but will it ever be in vogue for the Marchand girls again?
All that lab technician Daniel Dreghorn wants is a better job, more money, a new flat - oh, and perhaps to meet a few more girls. It's not much to ask of life, is it? All his dreams are answered with one visit to a faulty cash machine, but is it too good to be true? Yes, Daniel, it is... Daniel's life goes from bad to mad as a series of deaths are attributed to him and some very shady characters start to believe he is more than he seems. As Daniel's colleagues at the university become suspicious of his actions, madcap Professor Farquharson sees him as a way of achieving a long-held desire... Can Daniel avoid being drawn into his boss's crazy schemes? Can he avoid the attentions of a bent copper? Are Dr Bernini's doughnuts all they seem to be? A Clear Solution is a hilarious look at what happens when you're in the wrong place at the wrong time - complete with homicidal bank managers.
Dr Emily Lovegrove, an expert on the psychology of bullying, has written this book to help both the children who are being bullied, and their parents. It is based on her research and work with many hundreds of young people and their families. Whilst there are books aimed at teachers on this topic, this is the first book on the subject written especially for the parents of bullied children. It features a new approach to bullies and bullying that has been enormously successful largely due to the fact that it was developed in collaboration with teenagers. Written with alternate chapters for adults and children, the book provides a valuable self-help guide for families to understand the reasons why their children are being subjected to bullying - and the resources to help them stop it. A unique set of symbols represent each strategy and are printed on a 'cut out and keep' card.
Divorced, fifty-plus and a reporter on a small-town newspaper, Carol has just one grumble - the way friends and family will try to fix her up with a Mr Wonderful. No thanks! She's perfectly content on her own. Then life shifts into the kick-ass mode. Steve, a tyrannical new editor, arrives: her elderly father morphs into a babe magnet: her daughter and granddaughter land on her doorstep, and black hairs sprout from Carol's chin. Jenny, Carol's meek plump housewife friend, is eager to find herself a job, but her husband disapproves. Tina, a glamorous recently-widowed gold-digger, has one major problem - she hates getting older. When the three women workout together with Max, an erotic personal trainer, all their lives are changed.
Cabbage has been heralded as a cancer inhibitor in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, is loaded with vitamin C, only has 11 calories per serving, and may be added to enhance almost any recipe. It can be fried, boiled, baked, frozen, canned, or dried, and then ground in a food mill and used to thicken soup. Making it into sauerkraut is an added bonus because it is ready to us--as you will find in You Put What In My Dessert?. Sauerkraut got its start more than 2,000 years ago when the laborers building the Great Wall of China pickled cabbage in wine to supplement their diet. Genghis Khan came along and liked it so much he took it back to fortify his Tartars as they plundered their way through Europe. The Germans enjoyed the pickled cabbage and named it sauerkraut, meaning sour cabbage. Captain Cook knew of its importance when he carried sauerkraut on his ships to ward off scurvy. Sauerkraut is a mainstay in the Loveland household. Alicia keeps it rinsed, drained, chopped (in a food chopper or snipped with scissors), and sauerkraut in the refrigerator. Alicia says, It's as important to me as sourdough starter is to an Alaskan homesteader."After judging a World Federation of Competitive Eaters cabbage eating contest in Palmer a few years ago, Alicia decided You Put What In My Dessert? needed to be written. She felt sorry for contestants eating plates of plain, boiled cabbage. "I wish I could have spiced it up for them with a little caraway seed, dill, mint, mustard seed, savory, or tarragon." And topped off with a piece of cabbage Hooch Cake. "
Locked Up Abroad is a true story of a young drug dealer and his friend turned smugglers. His shoe-string caper covered 6,000 miles from Europe to Afghanistan to Greece. The high of quick money morphed into capture. A Corrupt judicial system introduced them to a hellish 200-year-old island prison fortress. The only way out of the this devil's den was escape. Locked Up Abroad is a convincing statement of the perils of illegal drugs and unlawful activity. Only the author escaped. His companions either died in prison or are still doing time.
Live life in the Alaska and the Yukon more than one hundred years ago through my father's diary, which details the hard work, frustrations and horseplay in the development of Guggenheim's mammoth gold dredge mining operation. Ponder his decision to quit a comfortable job as a mining engineer to venture 60 miles east of Dawson City with the King of the Klondike to endure, without fear, the coldest winter on record averaging minus 50 degrees. Question through his words the unsuccessful digging of a mine shaft through frozen ground ending with the comment, "April Fool's Day. We're down 160 feet in the shaft and no gold. April Fools proper-that is what we are. We are up against the fact we can remain no longer. We have no grub." Experience his comical adventures as a bear hunter finally giving up to seek employment at the Kennecott Copper Mine; electing to cross the largest ice fields in North America alone, guided by instinct, with only a woman's robe and a tarp for warmth.
Joe Redington Sr. was an ordinary man with extraordinary dreams--and buckets of determination! His vision was as vast as the majestic Alaska landscape he loved to explore. This firsthand account is of the man whose love for the Alaskan husky and the Iditarod Trail evolved into the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Joe's adventurous spirit, fierce perseverance, and creative heart burned strong within his character and enabled the impossible to become a reality. His spell-binding stories and genuine love of Alaska drew people into his dreams. This is the story of those unique feats that defined Joe's life, and built the foundation for the most demanding and famous sled dog race in the world.
Call Us OLYMPIANS is more than just more wrestling stories. It' wonderfully entertaining stories of life in Homer, Alaska. Sure, many of the stories center on wrestling, but Call Us Olympians overflows with short, poignant stories of life in a small town in Alaska. The reader is drawn in as Wolfe tells the stories from building a high school wrestling program to a 30-year coaching career, and finally, coaching at the Olympics--all told with spirit and humor --Steve finds humor and fun in just about every situation. Like Steve's other two books, Call Me Coach and Call Us Champions, these tales will warm your heart, make you laugh, and have you asking for more. You don't have to be a wrestling fan, know anything about Alaska, or even enjoy sports to absolutely love the Call Us Olympians stories.
Cold Climates Clips: An Alaskan Traveling Trainer's Essays, Observations, Anecdotes, and Childhood Storiesby Sharon Lattery
Cold Climate Clips is a book for folks who are keen on adventure; appreciate diversity, travel and enjoy humor! Readers will gain a valuable vision of Alaska's rural villages and small communities through the eyes of a person infatuated with her job and the people she worked with for more than 30 years. The stories in Cold Climate Clips take place prior to the technology we have today--before an issue could be settled with a facsimile, email or a call on a cellular phone. Enjoy the humorous and joyful adventures of the author's childhood as a precocious girl, growing up free in small, but busy Skagway. Alaska during the 40s and 50s. Cold Climate Clips is an adventure book. Be prepared for more than a chuckle! From beginning to end Cold Climate Clips speaks to the reader about a woman who worked affably and good naturedly with a blend of people and learned her best social skills growing up in small town Skagway, Alaska! It demonstrates strongly her love of Alaska and its people.
Tragedy met two Seattle bankers kayaking in Prince William Sound in Southcentral Alaska. One of the men was killed by falling ice while the other video-taped the event. The banker was the one charged with managing the Alaska Account at SeaFirst Bank in Seattle. Aliana Pedersen, Assistant Director of Finance for the State of Alaska, must now find a replacement. Shortly after the change-over a clerk in the bank discovered irregularities in the account. Trooper Reuben Hayes had become acquainted with all the parties when the first banker was accidentally killed. His investigation leads him to a personal affair with the Deputy Director of Finance and embroils him in a case of bank fraud. Reminiscent of Alaska's Last Bridge to Nowhere politics, the suspected perpetrators are the bank president, the head of the Alaska Account at SeaFirst, and even the Governor of the State of Alaska. Many others become entangled in the case: a local drug dealer, a Mexican Mafia Don, and the FBI. An Alaska who-done-it that lasts through the final page.
The daughter has remarkable vision, indefatigable drive and Down Syndrome. The mother has the refinement of an Oxford tutor and the focused passion of a she-bear. Both are writers. Together they possess the raw courage to take a long, unblinking look at their journey through adoption, disability, chronic illness, education, divorce, relocation, and the transition of an intellectually disabled child into adulthood.A masterful story, The Road Going is a resource and a co-navigator for every family member, friend or professional who seeks to help a person with disabilities to achieve greater self-sufficiency. You will weep. You will laugh. You will cheer. You will hold your breath as mother and daughter take you on the ride of a lifetime.
Steve Wolfe, fresh out of college, comes to the little town of Homer, Alaska and begins his wrestling coach career. Homer, Alaska is at the end of the road. Coach soon finds that Alaska is full of unbelievable characters--kids and adults alike--students, teachers, and neighbors. Coach's interactions with these characters make for nonstop humor and inspiration. Call Me Coach is a story of rare experiences of struggle, failure, but ultimately triumph. Alaskans and wrestlers have a common spirit--the spirit of adventure and overcoming all adversity. Call Me Coach is a humorous story of motivation and the spirit of Alaska and wrestling.
Steve Wolfe knows his stuff when it comes to coaching and wrestling. Call Us Champions would entertain the most avid wrestler all the way to a beginner. This is not only a excellent and fun book for those interested in wrestling but those interested in how it is to raise a family in Alaska. Wolfe writes about his young family in a way that makes you want to read more. Thanks for a wonderful book. Rainbow Saupe, San Jose, CA Steve Wolfe does a wonderful job of captivating not only the idiosyncrasies of the sport of wrestling, but the essence of the human spirit. I found myself laughing out loud of some of the humorous events within the book and appreciate having this coach share his experience with up and coming coaches like myself. Mike Illg, Lowell, MA
Cariad means love... discover the new Cariad Singles collection of spicy romances. Let go from her sales job, Summer Kerrigan finds new employment at her local bar. It's nothing like her old routine, but there's welcome compensation in the shape of her cute boss, Eddie Quinn. When Eddie's sister, businesswoman Heather, turns up at the bar selling tickets for the fundraising Masquerade Ball, he claims Summer's his new love. But if Heather's going to buy the lie they're really a couple, they have to attend the ball as a couple - and with champagne flowing, passions run high, and Eddie and Summer find themselves in bed together. The sex is mindblowing, but is it simply the result of taking part in a charade? Can their sham love affair turn into the real thing, or is it all just a masquerade?
Claudia Anthony, the overachieving owner of a successful hotel chain, is recruited to take part in the reality TV show Secret CEO. Disguised as Jane Ennis, she takes on a job at The Anthony in Aberpentre, a Welsh seaside town that has seen better days. She finds herself working under young, headstrong Rhodri Wynn-Jones, who has no clue of her real identity. Soon, passion flares between them, and although Claudia knows there are lines she can't cross, she just can't keep away. Rhodri is falling in love with Jane - but what will happen if he learns he's actually having an affair with his boss?
Fans of Beautiful Creatures and The Mortal Instruments will love this brand new gripping, thrilling, fantasy novel that traces one girl's quest to uncover her past and discover the powers inside herself. Robin is having a pretty rough time of things. Her family, the St Jameses, are labelled 'weird' by the other townsfolk, school is hell, the guy she fancies is way out of her league, and her beloved grandfather has gone missing. Searching for clues to where her grandfather has gone, Robin stumbles upon the truth: she is the key to a prophecy that could lead to the world being saved or destroyed. With lives at risk and a sinister group called The Collective shadowing her every move, will Robin be able to confront her fears, harness her new-found powers, and defeat evil?
An attraction that can't be ignored. A spoilt little rich girl. A rough ex-soldier. When Callie Frobisher and Paul Mason are stranded after their plane crashes, the mismatched couple are forced into battling each other and their feelings... Callie has it all - rich parents, a private education, and a great job, whilst Paul is harbouring a dark and destructive secret.The trauma of the crash and the harsh media spotlight proves to be challenging for them both. Can their attraction survive when they return to reality?
Jess is nearly forty when she meets Dan Harris at a party. She is single, sorted, happy - with a great job and a buzzy social and sex life. All of this is threatened when she falls deeply in love with Dan, who is only twenty-three. Jess, being older, recognises this as the real, precious thing - but in his immaturity, Dan does not. Unable to cope with the stigma of being with an older woman, he eventually leaves her. Ten years pass... Jess, who is still gorgeous at fifty, is married now, with a child of her own. They meet again. The years fall away. This time, Dan understands - but is it too late?
Amy Anderson has a plan: to find her 'soul mate' by dating her way through the twelve signs of the zodiac. Tired of looking for love, the dreamy Piscean decides than an astrological dating agency is the only way to meet the man of her dreams. Who will finally win Amy's love? Will it be Ted the Arian photographer with a passion for ice skating, or Laurence, the Libran IT whizz kid who likes to get behind the wheel of a fast car? Or how about Capricorn Chris, the owner of Starr & Son, the dating agency?
The Consul's Daughter is the first in Jane Jackson's epic new historical series, The Captain's Honour. Caseley is the 21-year-old daughter of Teuder Bonython, successful shipyard owner and consul for Mexico. When Teuder falls ill, Caseley takes responsibility for the shipyard, the consulate, and her father's health - but as a young woman in Victorian England, she must hide her talents in a world dominated by men. Not being conventionally beautiful, Caseley also resigns herself to a life without love ... until she encounters Jago Barata, half-Spanish captain of a Bonython ship. Jago is fearless and determined, a brilliant sailor - he's also impudent, arrogant, and unnaturally perceptive. Love is the last thing on Caseley's mind as their every encounter sets her and Jago at each other's throats. Then, just when she thinks Jago is out of her life for good, fate intervenes. Caseley must deliver a letter to Spain on behalf of her father - a letter containing information that could seal the fate of Spain one way or another. It will be a journey filled with doubt, intrigue and danger - and the only ship leaving in time is Jago's...