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Moments of Impact is a book on a mission: to eradicate time-sucking, energy-depleting workshops and meetings. In our fast-changing world, organizations have important challenges and opportunities to address--and no time to waste. Moments of Impact delivers the single most useful resource for managers and leaders who need better strategic conversation--now--to shape the future of their organizations.Moments of Impact is an essential guide for ambitious leaders who get assigned the hardest and most vexing strategic issues in their organizations, for entrepreneurs trying to manage board expectations, for social change agents pioneering new business models for community impact, for hopeful educators and healthcare practitioners trying to transform slow-to-change industries, and for enterprising students committed to tackling global challenges.Drawing on decades of combined experience as innovation strategists, Ertel and Solomon articulate the purpose, principles, and practices of well-designed strategic conversations. They weave together a lively and compelling mix of social science theories and research, interviews with more than 100 thought leaders, organization leaders, and practitioners, as well as dozens of anecdotes and practical cases from diverse organizations. The book also includes a sixty-page Starter Kit with diagnostic questions, best practices, tips and suggestions, and recommended readings to enable you to put the ideas to work immediately.
Professor David Ullman is among the world's leading authorities on demonic literature. Not that he's a believer. He sees what he teaches as a branch of the imagination and nothing more. So when offered a luxury trip to Venice to consult on a 'phenomenon', he accepts, taking his 11-year-old daughter Tess with him. Amidst the decadent splendour of the city, David makes his way to the address he's been asked to visit. What he witnesses in the tiny attic room shakes him to the core: a man restrained in a chair, clearly insane. But what David hears the man say is worse. The voice of his father, dead for 30 years, repeating the last words he ever spoke to his son. Words that have left scars - and a mystery - behind. Terrified, David is determined to leave with Tess as quickly as possible. But he can't shake the feeling that something is following him. And then, before his eyes on the roof of their hotel, Tess disappears. But before she falls into the Grand Canal's waters, she utters a plea: Find me. At once frightening and deeply moving, Andrew Pyper's page-turning thriller explores the lengths a father will go to find his daughter, and the darkness he is prepared to confront along the way.
Roman Holiday: The Complete Adventure (2-Book Bundle: The Adventure Begins and The Adventure Continues)by Ruthie Knox
The wait is over with this eBook bundle that includes all ten episodes of Ruthie Knox's steamy, irresistible serial, Roman Holiday. Like all the greatest road trips, Ashley and Roman's journey is full of unforgettable twists and turns. But what's their final destination? EPISODE 1: CHAINED EPISODE 2: HITCHED EPISODE 3: BLINDSIDED EPISODE 4: RAVAGED EPISODE 5: IGNITED EPISODE 6: MISTAKEN EPISODE 7: RENOUNCED EPISODE 8: STRIPPED EPISODE 9: TRANSFORMED EPISODE 10: CLAIMED Ashley Bowman has always been impetuous, but even she is a little shocked when she chains herself to a palm tree in the Florida Keys hours before a hurricane is due to blow in. It's all with the hope of saving her childhood home from a heartless Miami developer. But the moment she meets Roman Díaz she realizes he does have a heart--it's just encased in ice. Ashley's determined to get Roman to crack . . . even if she has to drag him all over the eastern seaboard to do it. Roman can hardly believe he's been talked into driving across the country with this brazen wild child in a skimpy bikini. He tells himself he had no choice--Ashley insists he meets the elderly snowbirds whose community will be displaced by his career-making development deal. But in truth he knows that there's something about Ashley that makes him want to get a little wild himself . . . and the closer they get, the more tempted he becomes. Praise for Ruthie Knox "A great new voice in contemporary romance . . . hilarious, heartfelt, and hot."--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins "Knox writes incredible romance."--RT Book Reviews "I'll read anything by Ruthie Knox--her books are always sexy, funny, beautifully poignant, and honest."--Molly O'Keefe, bestselling author of Crazy Thing Called Love "One of the reasons I so like [Ruthie Knox's] work is because [her] heroines are women I personally can relate to."--Dear Author
Nebula and Hugo Award nominees Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck--writing as James S. A. Corey--make their Star Wars debut in this brand-new epic adventure featuring Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia Organa. The action begins after the destruction of the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. When the Empire threatens the galaxy's new hope, will Han, Luke, and Leia become its last chance? When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo--something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough. But when Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she's determined to stay behind enemy lines. A pirate plans to sell a cache of stolen secrets that the Empire would destroy entire worlds to protect--including the planet where Leia is currently meeting with rebel sympathizers. Scarlet wants to track down the thief and steal the bounty herself, and Han has no choice but to go along if he's to keep everyone involved from getting themselves killed. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands. But even with the crack support of Luke Skywalker's x-wing squadron, the Alliance heroes may be hopelessly outgunned in their final battle for the highest of stakes: the power to liberate the galaxy from tyranny or ensure the Empire's reign of darkness forever.Praise for Honor Among Thieves "A brilliant blend between the world of Firefly and the whirlwind destruction of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom . . . breathtakingly paced . . . a great jumping off point for people only familiar with the movies to dive into some books set in the universe."--Big Shiny Robot "Honor Among Thieves felt very 'vintage.' . . . It nailed the classic Star Wars vibe in a way I haven't experienced in a long time."--Making Star Wars "The Han in this book is a natural fit with the Han we all know and love. Best of all, they toss him into a series of fun adventures with equally great characters."--Roqoo Depot "One of the best Star Wars novels I've ever read."--Knights' Archive "Absolutely [captures] the magic of Star Wars and the era it's aiming for."--Jedi News (UK) "[The] most pleasurable 'Classic Trilogy' Star Wars reading in a long time . . . With masterful pacing and witty, descriptive dialogue, [Honor Among Thieves is] fun to read from start to finish. Adding a complexity of thought and action to a classic character like Han will satisfy those looking to indulge a deeper side."--TheForce.net "James S. A. Corey manages to tell a delightful tale filled with a fun plot, entertaining characters, and great descriptions that draw you in and bring the world to life. Fans of all sorts are sure to enjoy Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves."--EUCantina.netFrom the Hardcover edition.
Acclaimed author Lynn Flewelling brings her beloved Nightrunners series to a close--at least for now--with a thrilling novel of murder, mystery, and magic. The governor of the sacred island of Korous and his mistress have been killed inside a locked and guarded room. The sole witnesses to the crime--guards who broke down the doors, hearing the screams from within--have gone mad with terror, babbling about ghosts . . . and things worse than ghosts. Dispatched to Korous by the queen, master spies Alec and Seregil find all the excitement and danger they could want--and more. For an ancient evil has been awakened there, a great power that will not rest until it has escaped its otherworldly prison and taken revenge on all that lives. And only those like Alec--who have died and returned to life--can step between the worlds and confront the killer . . . even if it means a second and all too permanent death. Praise for Lynn Flewelling's Casket of Souls "Full of intrigue and plots upon plots."--RT Book Reviews
Ashley and Roman's passionate tug of war continues in this second eBook bundle of Ruthie Knox's original serial, Roman Holiday, featuring five more scintillating episodes. EPISODE 6: MISTAKEN EPISODE 7: RENOUNCED EPISODE 8: STRIPPED EPISODE 9: TRANSFORMED EPISODE 10: CLAIMED Ashley Bowman thought she had a lot at stake when she chained herself to a palm tree in front of her late grandmother's vacation resort. But that was before she met real-estate developer Roman Díaz. With one hot kiss from his perfect lips, everything changes between them. Suddenly, saving her happy memories seems less appealing then making some new memories . . . the kind you don't want to share with your grandmother. Until now, Roman's whole life has been about climbing the corporate ladder. But after one week with Ashley, his ladder seems to be missing a few really important rungs. Like love. And desire. And really, really great sex. How could one woman make him feel so wild and so reckless in such a short amount of time? Now Roman must find a way to reconcile the freedom he feels in Ashley's orbit with the dream he's worked so hard for--a dream that, if fulfilled, might just break Ashley's heart. Praise for Ruthie Knox "A great new voice in contemporary romance . . . hilarious, heartfelt, and hot."--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins "Knox writes incredible romance."--RT Book Reviews "I'll read anything by Ruthie Knox--her books are always sexy, funny, beautifully poignant, and honest."--Molly O'Keefe, bestselling author of Crazy Thing Called Love "One of the reasons I so like [Ruthie Knox's] work is because [her] heroines are women I personally can relate to."--Dear Author
Together at last! This rollicking eBook bundle includes the first five episodes of Ruthie Knox's sexy, seductive serial, Roman Holiday. EPISODE 1: CHAINED EPISODE 2: HITCHED EPISODE 3: BLINDSIDED EPISODE 4: RAVAGED EPISODE 5: IGNITED Ashley Bowman is having a bad week. Reeling from the death of her beloved grandmother, she returns to the Florida Keys only to learn that a heartless Miami developer has gotten hold of the crappy vacation rentals she calls home. Ashley has one day to clear out before Roman Díaz destroys the only place in the world that matters to her. Chaining herself to a palm tree in the bulldozers' path seems like a good way to stop him . . . until she realizes she should've brought food and water. And pants. Also, it would help if the evil developer wasn't so ridiculously hot. The last thing Roman Díaz needs is some sun-kissed blond protester getting her picture in the newspaper and messing up his plans. He bought the property fair and square, and the resort he wants to build on the site is the key to realizing his highest ambitions. But when a hurricane blows through, Roman has to hustle Ashley to safety if he wants to protect his reputation--and that means giving in to some pretty scandalous demands. Praise for Ruthie Knox "A great new voice in contemporary romance . . . hilarious, heartfelt, and hot."--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins "Knox writes incredible romance."--RT Book Reviews "I'll read anything by Ruthie Knox--her books are always sexy, funny, beautifully poignant, and honest."--Molly O'Keefe, bestselling author of Crazy Thing Called Love "One of the reasons I so like [Ruthie Knox's] work is because [her] heroines are women I personally can relate to."--Dear Author
New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen has written a sizzling historical tale of a prince, his new princess, and the happily-ever-after that will not come without a fight. While Silver Delaney is thrilled to have found her magnificent Russian prince halfway across the world, she can't help feeling lonely and isolated in her new husband's crystal palace, a shimmering estate built on a private island just outside of St. Petersburg. She has come to Tsar Alexander's court with nothing but good intentions, but the intrigue and deceit that surround her are nearly more than she can bear. What's more, her prince keeps disappearing. Has he lost his passion for her? Having rejoined the Tsar's court, Nicholas Savron has many responsibilities that carry him away from his bride. He knows that Silver must sense a distance between them. But when she is betrayed by someone he thought she could trust, Silver needs him more than ever. And Nicholas won't hesitate to show her just how far he is willing to go to protect her--and to feed the sensuous fire that burns between them.
'Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. Digging deep into Finn's past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she even expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart. Filled with all the comforts and joys of Christmastime, Starry Night is a delightful novel of finding happiness in the most surprising places.
One of cherished author Debbie Macomber's classic novels, an enchanting tale of a love that is challenged at every turn, is available for the first time in decades--and exclusively as an eBook. At a magical Christmas fete, Karen McAlister meets a man she cannot ignore--the first man to interest her in a long while. Before she laid eyes on Rand Prescott, Karen would have said her life was complete and content . . . much to the dismay of her widowed father, who would love to see her married and settled. But everything changed that enchanted night: The stars, the moonlight, the music, and the champagne all conspired to throw two people together. But the fates are determined to pull them apart. Long ago, Rand Prescott erected a steel façade around his heart. He never had any intention of maintaining any kind of relationship with a woman. Independent, proud, and nearly blind, Rand felt he had no capacity to return a woman's love. But that was before he met Karen. In one night, she shattered all of his preconceived ideas about romance and threatened to break through his walls. Rand is convinced that Karen deserves better than the love of a blind man. Can he ever accept this beguiling woman into his life--and into his soul? "It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPage
Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from coast to coast. <P> Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During the summer and fall of 2011, at the age of fifty-seven, Bruce Weber, an obituary writer for The New York Times, made the trip, alone, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile, a vivid and immediate report of the self-powered life on the road. <P> Now, expanding upon the articles and blog posts that quickly became a must-read adventure story, Weber gives us Life Is a Wheel, a witty, inspiring, and reflective diary of his journey, in which the challenges and rewards of self-reliance and strenuous physical effort yield wry and incisive observations about cycling and America, not to mention the pleasures of a three-thousand-calorie breakfast. <P> The story begins on the Oregon coast, with Weber wondering what he's gotten himself into, and ends in triumph on New York City's George Washington Bridge. From Going-to-the-Sun Road in the northern Rockies to the headwaters of the Mississippi and through the cityscapes of Chicago and Pittsburgh, his encounters with people and places provide us with an intimate, two-wheeled perspective of America. And with thousands of miles to travel, Weber considers-- when he's not dealing with tractor-trailers, lightning storms, dehydration, headwinds, and loneliness--his past, his family, and the echo that a well-lived life leaves behind. <P> Part travelogue, part memoir, part romance, part paean to the bicycle as a simple mode of both mobility and self-expression--and part bemused and panicky account of a middle-aged man's attempt to stave off, well, you know--Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and beguiling escape for biking enthusiasts, armchair travelers, and any readers who are older than they were yesterday.
A compelling tale of two Scotlands--one modern, one ancient--and the woman who parts the veil between them. The medication that treats Maggie's seizures leaves her in a haze, but it can't dull her grief at losing her daughter to the same condition. With her marriage dissolved and her son away at school, Maggie retreats to a cottage below the ruins of Dunadd, once the royal seat of Scotland. But is it fantasy or reality when she awakens in a bustling village within the massive walls of eighth-century Dunadd? In a time and place so strange yet somehow familiar, Maggie is drawn to the striking, somber Fergus, brother of the king and father of Illa, who bears a keen resemblance to Maggie's late daughter. With each dreamlike journey to the past, Maggie grows closer to Fergus and embraces the possibility of staying in this Dunadd. But with present-day demands calling her back, can Maggie leave behind the Scottish prince who dubs her mo chridhe, my heart?eems more real than the witches Maggie is writing about in her thesis. Fergus, the handsome brother of the king, certainly seems more than an illusion when he reaches for her. And his daughter Illa could be Ellie's double returned to life over a millennium before her birth. As Maggie keeps returning to Fergus's world, her surgery approaches, and soon she'll be forced to make an impossible choice: return to her son in the present or make a new life with Fergus and Illa in the past.
Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century. Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father's "museum," alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a one-hundred-year-old turtle. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River. The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father's Lower East Side Orthodox community and his job as a tailor's apprentice. When Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman's disappearance and ignites the heart of Coralie. With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is Alice Hoffman at her most spellbinding.
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR SABRINA JEFFRIES SHINES BRIGHTLY WITH THIS SPLENDID NEW SERIES! They are the Duke's Men: an investigative agency born from family pride and irresistible passion, risking their lives--and sometimes their hearts--as they unravel shocking deceptions and scandalous transgressions! Victor Cale never imagined that his sweet, shy bride, Isabella, would use her talent for creating exquisite imitation jewels in a criminal way. But there's no denying that Isa's handiwork was used in the brazen heist of the Dutch royal family's diamonds--after she disappeared into the night. Ten years later, still reeling from her betrayal and enraged that her duplicitous side was so undetectable, Victor is sent to Edinburgh to investigate a wealthy baron's mysterious brideto- be. Simple enough--until the "fiancée" proves to be Isa, masquerading as an alluring young widow. No longer the meek and mild girl he once knew, the bold woman vehemently asserts that it was Victor who abandoned her after he helped steal the royal diamonds! Piecing together the truth of the past reawakens their volatile passion, which burns hotter than ever. But with a decade of secrets between them, Victor and Isa must trust each other in order to bring the real thieves to justice--without getting burned themselves.
From the New York Times bestselling author who "delivers lively lovers" and "entertaining, sensual historical romance" (Booklist) comes the first in her new Regency The Dukes Men series, featuring the Duke of Lyons and the illegitimate daughter of a viscount. Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped. When a mysterious note arrives from investigator Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister. Soon he and Lisette are traveling to Paris posing as husband and wife, in search of Tristan, who has disappeared. And the longer he spends with Lisette, the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and desire is easier to cross than he imagined...
In The Hard Way on Purpose, David Giffels takes us on an insider's journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America's Rust Belt. A native who never knew the good times, yet never abandoned his hometown of Akron, Giffels plumbs the touchstones and idiosyncrasies of a region where industry has fallen, bowling is a legitimate profession, bizarre weather is the norm, rock 'n' roll is desperate, thrift store culture thrives, and sports is heartbreak. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels's linked essays are about coming of age in the Midwest and about the stubborn, optimistic, and resourceful people who prevail there.ose is the story from the inside, written by someone who never left, about the life that goes on there and what it means. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels's collection of linked essays is about coming of age in the Midwest, and the stubborn, optimistic, proud, and resourceful people who thrive there.
In this fresh and engaging thriller, an American antique dealer-turned-reluctant-private eye must use his knowledge of Japanese culture to unravel a major murder in San Francisco, even as he and his daughter become targets for the same mysterious killer.Jim Brodie, a San Francisco antique dealer with ties to a Tokyo-based private investigation firm, receives a call one night from a friend at the SFPD: an entire family has been senselessly gunned down in the Japantown neighborhood of the bustling city. As an American born and raised in Japan, Brodie has advised the local police in the past, but when he arrives at the crime scene, the near-perfect murder offers only one clue--an unreadable scrap of paper that has devastating personal consequences not only for the victims but for Brodie himself. With his array of Asian contacts and fluency in Japanese, Brodie follows leads gathered from a shadow powerbroker, a renegade Japanese detective, and the elusive tycoon at the center of the Japantown murders along a trail that takes him from the crime scene in California to terrorized citizens and informants in Japan. Step by step, he unravels a web of intrigue stretching back centuries and unearths a deadly secret that threatens not only his life but also those of his entire circle of family and friends. Drawing on a wealth of insider information on Japanese culture, Japantown offers a riveting read and a terrific new series character in Jim Brodie.
Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson's searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency--from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon--is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson "the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism" (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written.c process better than any other book ever written.
One of beloved author Debbie Macomber's classic novels, a heartwarming story of hope and possibility, is available for the first time in decades--and exclusively as an eBook. Skye Garvin treasures her work as a volunteer in the pediatric ward of the local hospital. Bringing even a small amount of joy to a suffering child--whether through her playful attitude or her gift for music--is a blessing that Skye cherishes. But due to overcrowding, her favorite young patient's new roommate is an adult--a man who catches Skye completely off guard. Despite his gruff exterior, Skye is compelled to help the unnerving man. But the old scars of personal tragedy--and a fundamental difference of faith--might undermine Skye's chances at a happy ending. Jordan Kiley can't imagine anything more frustrating than his current situation. A car accident has left him confined to a hospital bed, his arm painfully pinned in traction. He can't even feed himself. But when he first lays eyes on the beautiful volunteer, he knows there are far greater challenges awaiting him. Astutely, he senses that Skye's sparkling wit hides a heart that has been unbearably broken. And Jordan has deep secrets of his own. Can he convince Skye that she is worthy of love--and earn her heart in the process? "It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPage
Karen Leabo brews a steamy cauldron of romance and suspense as a spirited couple battles an ancient curse with the power to destroy their love. Following up on a tip, freelance reporter Nate Wagner tracks down a real-life witch, who as a child shocked all of Boston with her extraordinary psychic skills. But petite, blond Tess DeWitt seems like more of a lost soul than a sorceress. Nate's skeptical of all that hocus-pocus, anyway--until Tess's life is threatened by black magic. Can he gain her trust and help defeat her demons, real and imagined, before she disappears forever? Unable to control her ability to read minds, Tess hasn't let any man touch her in years. And yet brushing up against Nate is different . . . very different. But then the hex that's plagued her family for centuries comes roaring back to life, putting everyone and everything she cares about--including Nate--in grave danger. Now Tess's only hope lies in harnessing the supernatural powers she's spent her life pretending were nothing more than fantasy.
Hailed as "the reigning queen of women's fiction" (The Sacramento Bee), #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is renowned for her novels of love, friendship, and the promise of fresh starts. Now Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view. Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it's springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden for the property and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don't always see eye-to-eye--and at times he seems far removed--yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. And while she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests, who are on their own healing journeys. Annie Newton arrives in town to orchestrate her grandparents' fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration. While Annie is excited for the festivities, she's struggling to move on from her broken engagement, and her grandparents themselves seem to be having trouble getting along. Worse, Annie is forced to see Oliver Sutton, with whom she grew up and who has always mercilessly teased her. But the best parties end with a surprise, and Annie is in for the biggest one of all. High-powered businesswoman Mary Smith, another Rose Harbor Inn guest, has achieved incredible success in her field, yet serious illness has led her to face her sole, lingering regret. Almost nineteen years ago, she ended her relationship with her true love, George Hudson, and now she's returned to Cedar Cove to make amends. Compassion and joy await Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary as they make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures. Rose Harbor in Bloom is Debbie Macomber at her heartwarming best.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Debbie Macomber's Starry Night.
For fans of Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall, Rosalind Lauer's moving Lancaster Crossroads novel A Simple Hope reveals the ways that faith, love, and charity bring people together in a devoted Amish community. HOPE SHINES THROUGH LIGHTING A PATH IN THE DARKNESS Ever since the accident that confined him to a wheelchair, James Lapp has fought relentlessly to regain his strength. He knows he must be whole and healthy to run his family's orchard and provide for Rachel King, the young woman he plans to marry. But when he defies his father's wishes and seeks treatment outside their close-knit Amish community, James discovers just how long and treacherous the road to recovery will be. Unwilling to saddle a wife with his troubles, James decides he must part with the woman he loves. Rachel won't give up her dream of being a devoted wife to James, and it breaks her heart to watch him shut her out. Then their lives change forever when a runaway Englisher girl hides in the Lapp orchard. Rachel and James feel they must risk the disapproval of their friends and neighbors to help her. Will the young stranger bring them closer--or will the consequences of a shared secret tear them apart once and for all? Revealing the wonder of plain, everyday blessings, A Simple Hope burns bright with the power of love to heal even the deepest wounds.Praise for Rosalind Lauer and A Simple Hope "A sweet story of two young people trying to overcome tragedy and obstacles to make a new path in their life."--The Parkersburg News and Sentinel "The Lancaster Crossroads series continues with a tale that weaves an enduring love story with Amish family dynamic elements that feel true to the culture. . . . A truly enjoyable read that will remind readers of God's promises and how love can sustain through the difficult times."--RT Book Reviews "Lauer's new Amish series launch is sure to be a hit with fans of her 'Seasons of Lancaster County' series."--Library Journal, on A Simple Faith "[Lauer] definitely sets the bar high for Amish romance stories."--Fresh Fiction, on A Simple WinterFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJanet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, bestselling authors of The Heist, return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O'Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line. Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Together they'll go undercover to swindle and catch the world's most wanted--and untouchable--criminals. Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar--and against the clock--to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove's elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate's dad. A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it'll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty's priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O'Hare.Praise for The Chase "Fast and entertaining . . . new thrills and adventure on every page."--Examiner.com "The action never stops . . . and a humorous tone keeps everything moving at a fun clip."--Associated Press "Great fun, with plenty of twists."--The Sacramento BeeFrom the Hardcover edition.
From Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new series featuring an FBI agent who always gets her man, and a fearless con artist who lives for the chase. FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world's most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she's cared about is Nicolas Fox--an international crook she wants in more ways than one. Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail--particularly Kate O'Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there's no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman . . . even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: He convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who's hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O'Hare's patience and Fox's skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate's dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day's work . . . if O'Hare and Fox don't kill each other first.The eBook edition of The Heist contains a sneak peek from the next Stephanie Plum novel!
Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Virna DePaul's new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist--and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex-gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own. When Ty claims to have information about Ana's missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both. Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?Advance praise for Turned "If you're looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!"--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner"A captivating start to a fascinating new series with a hero that's to die for."--Bestselling author Rhyannon Byrd "Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes."--New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom"With Turned, Virna DePaul delivers a sexy and exciting new take on the vampire novel, one that comes complete with a kick-ass heroine and a to-die-for hero. I can't wait for the sequel!"--Tracy Wolff, bestselling author of Ruined"Turned is intense, intricate, and insomnia inducing (plan to stay up way too late!). Virna DePaul puts the awesome in the awesomesauce of paranormal romance."--Joyce Lamb, curator, USA Today's Happy Ever After"The chemistry between the two was great and made for some very sexy scenes."--Fresh Fiction"This book has everything you could want and so, so much more!"--Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews"Turned is an intriguing story with flawed characters who I connected with immediately. Fans of paranormal romance rejoice, here's a compelling new series to sink your teeth into."--Harlequin Junkie"I loved Ana and Ty. . . . The attraction for both is instant."--From the TBR Pile"The world DePaul created is unique, suspenseful, sensual, and leaves a reader begging for book two."--Dark Horse Romance ReviewsFrom the Paperback edition.
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