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In 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided to stay on in neighboring Rwanda, as the manager of a flower plantation. Land of a Thousand Hills is Carr's thrilling memoir of her life in Rwanda--a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. During those years, she has experienced everything from stalking leopards to rampaging elephants, drought, the mysterious murder of her friend Dian Fossey, and near-bankruptcy. She has chugged up the Congo River on a paddle-wheel steamboat, been serenaded by pygmies, and witnessed firsthand the collapse of colonialism. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, Carr turned her plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children-work she continues to this day, at the age of eighty-seven.
When Lancelot is accused of murdering Queen Guenevere's father, she begs Merlin to prove his innocence. Though inclined to leave the faithless knight to his fate, Merlin risks his very life to find the truth at King Arthur's bidding.
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The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the key elements of the research process, giving specific attention to each approach. The Fourth Edition includes extensively revised mixed methods coverage, increased coverage of ethical issues in research, and an expanded emphasis on worldview perspectives.
Celebrated as an aquatic form of divinity for thousands of years, the Yamuna is one of India's most sacred rivers. A prominent feature of north Indian culture, the Yamuna is conceptualized as a goddess flowing with liquid love -- yet today it is severely polluted, the victim of fast-paced industrial development. <P> This fascinating and beautifully written book investigates the stories, theology, and religious practices connected with this river goddess collected from texts written over several millennia, as well as from talks with pilgrims, priests, and worshippers who frequent the pilgrimage sites and temples located on her banks. <P> David L. Haberman offers a detailed analysis of the environmental condition of the river and examines how religious practices are affected by its current pollution. He introduces Indian river environmentalism, a form of activism that is different in many ways from its western counterpart. River of Love in an Age of Pollution concludes with a consideration of the broader implications of the Yamuna's plight and its effect on worldwide efforts to preserve our environment.
What's better than a man who's good with his hands? Try a trio of hard-bodied hunks who'll be happy to flip your house, your heart. . .and anything else you have in mind. . . This Old House Architect Cole Carruthers's mission is simple--visit his company's latest rehab project and cajole the sweet old lady who once owned it into vacating the premises. But the sultry, sledge-hammer-wielding woman he finds is far from old, nor particularly sweet. For reasons she won't reveal, Aubrey Matheson refuses to leave the house she claims is her birthright. As far as Cole's concerned, there's only one thing to do with this squatter: hunker down with her and discover every single one of her sexy secrets. . . All About AdamThe last meeting tough-as-nails Becky Carter took with sharp-witted, wicked sexy lawyer and real estate rehabber Adam Thomas culminated in a scorching-hot game of kiss-and-run. Becky was the one running, and she's regretted it ever since. Now Adam's back to do some actual business. . .or so he says. If Becky has her way, this weekend of negotiation will speed from boardroom to bedroom--and stay there. . . Man at the DoorAfter finding herself famous for all the wrong reasons, artist Erin McHugh just wants to fix up her house, open her art studio, and settle down out of the spotlight. Then job foreman Ray Hammond walks through her door and Erin recognizes broad-shouldered trouble. Hot, young, and always in the news, Ray is everything Erin wanted to avoid. The challenge is how to resist a guy who can build anything, fix anything--and make Erin feel everything. . .
Tuesday, 9:35 a.m. To do list: 1.Try to smile when people mention my backstabbing, lying, ex-boyfriend, Daniel.2.Ply my ugly cat, Dexter, with some catnip--the good stuff--to keep him away from my last fur-free Hugo Boss suit.3.Decide whether or not having a baby with my best friend Gretchen is the craziest, stupidest, most insane, incredible thing I will ever do.At thirtysomething, Blaine Dunhill has a great career in fashion advertising, a fab NYC apartment, and some loyal friends that he's trying to share amicably with his ex, a famous soap star. Working in the big-time cosmetics world is all about glamour and artifice ("Like Barbies that can talk"), but what the self-professed nice guy from Wisconsin really wants is something and someone real to come home to. And then his best friend Gretchen makes him a really tempting offer: Since neither one of them has found the real thing yet, why don't they start a family together? Suddenly, as life becomes a whirl of ultrasounds, online baby registries, baby names (Civil Liberty, anyone?), and other adjustments, Blaine discovers something surprising: No one is more attractive than an expectant father. Now, in the wacky, gossipy world of fashion and celebrity, where coming out has never been more "in," and the words "gay dad" are synonymous with "way hot," Blaine is in for the wildest ride of his life...and a shock that will change everything...
At the Mall of the Universe, you can get anything you want. Marc Jacobs shoes. Hugo Boss suits. Food. Drinks. Dry cleaning. A room at the five-star hotel or a lane at the bowling alley. Of course, some things are harder to come by. Just ask. . .Vienna. She's one beautiful sister who is not going to be dependent on any man ever again, thanks to her cheating, should-be-dead ex. When she's not selling overpriced mascara to rich snobs, Vienna's checking out the scenery. Not that she wants another man. Much. Good thing she can tell it all to. . .Davii. The top hairdresser at CosmicTology is fast with a wickedly funny quip and with his shears. Nobody puts one over on Davii. But what he really craves is a nice guy to come home to. A guy who makes him want to be a better person. A guy who looks an awful lot like. . .Derek. He never planned to become a kept man, but it's hard to give up Belgian waffles delivered by room service. But no more. It's time for New Derek--new life, new friends, new job. And who better to help him take those baby steps toward independence than. . .Christian. Cool and savvy, he's cornered the market on charm. His sales skills have won him a fawning clientele. There's nothing he can't do, no point he can't score, no woman he can't woo. But there's a first time for everything. . .Meeting for coffee, dishing over drinks, dealing with heinous bosses, scheming backstabbers, clueless customers, and the occasional object of desire, four new friends are about to discover the joys of shopping for love in a place where what you need most might just be where you least expect to find it.
Set in Victorian London, a unique choose-your-own sexual adventure from the author of Passion. Go as far as you dare . . . what happens is up to you . . . In the London of the 1880s, genteel young women are strictly governed and taught to obey without question. But not Pamela Kingston. Her guardian--the handsome and masterful Peter Rennard--indulges her every whim. When Pamela confides her most intimate fantasies to him, he promises to initiate her into a hidden world of desire . . . and teach her the infinite pleasure of pure sin. . .Warning! This Is A Really Hot Book (Sexually Explicit)
Welcome aboard the Aphrodite, Fantasy Cruise Line's adults-only adventure in the Caribbean. . .where anything you desire can be yours. . .for a price. . .It was supposed to be Lola Wright's dream trip--a "safe" erotic cruise with her fiancé culminating in a sweet marriage at sea. Now it's a nightmare. Not only has her jerk fiancé jilted her at the last minute, he's also wiped her out, leaving her with no way to pay the charges he's run up on board. Unless. . .The ship's hotter-than-hot Greek captain, Captain Skandalis, has a unique solution. Lola can work off her debt by giving herself to him in service for the duration of the trip. She will relinquish all control, shedding every inhibition as he presents her with fantasy after sensual fantasy. Losing herself to forbidden desire wasn't in Lola's carefully drawn-up game plan, but once she discovers how sweet it can be to have a man sail her beyond all boundaries of pleasure, there's no turning back. . . A REALLY HOT book!
"I will not turn into one of those Wedding Girls. . ."This is Emily Briggs' mantra from the minute her boyfriend, Henry, proposes. Although she's crazy in love and has waited for this moment since she was a little girl, she is dead-set against becoming the Bride from Hell. She is not going to wallpaper her kitchen with wedding magazine tear sheets. She is not going to obsess over the date, tracking weather patterns for the slightest hint of rain. But as her Town & Country mother tries to pick out her wedding night lingerie, and Henry grows obsessed with "let's-do-lunch" work meetings, Emily is turning into a bridezilla, leaving no part of Manhattan--from Bergdorf's dressing rooms to Tiffany's sparkling cases--unscorched. The only person who seems to understand is J3 Hopper. Easy-going and easy-on-the-eyes, with a love of art and a habit of turning Emily's crazed tirades into delirious laugh-fests, J3 is the sort of man every manic bride needs--and wants. J3 listens to her woes, laughs at her jokes, and even compliments her clothes. In fact, he's making her feel just the way Henry made her feel when they first met--and that just may be the biggest problem of all! But is this just a jittery bride-to-be's nerves or could this be something more? "DeMontravel's style is smart and sassy. . .her wit is as sharp as her characters. This is a fun romp." --Romantic Times
Hold on for a rollicking, wickedly fun new mystery series from USA Today Bestselling Author Rhonda Pollero. Shopping, murder and romance all in one book? What a steal!Meet Finley Anderson Tanner. FAT to her enemies. A West Palm Beach paralegal who hates the gym, still rents her condo, and loves two-hour lunches with her friends. But what really gets Finley hot is hunting down deeply discounted designer goods she can wear at her upscale law firm.Too bad work isn't all about fashion. Especially when a grieving widow is sitting in your office, convinced that her husband's accidental death wasn't. Investigating murder isn't really Finley's bag (that would be Prada, 75% off), but the deeper Finley digs, the stranger things get, and this discount shopper knows slightly irregular when she sees it. Kind of like sexy Liam McGarrity. Everything about the hot, hunky P.I. screams, "Get out while you still have your underwear!" For a girl whose biggest ambition is take-out Moo Shu at 5:01, life is taking some exciting, unpredictable, and decidedly dangerous turns. Someone doesn't like Finley's new work ethic. And if this paralegal wants to bring home the real goods, she'll have to keep from becoming a killer's total knock off. . . "A great read with plenty of attitude!"--Janet EvanovichTop-Dollar Praise For Bestselling Author Rhonda Pollero: "Rhonda Pollero delivers a snappy heroine who pops off the page and a clever mystery. Don't miss this great story!" --Leanne Banks"Rhonda Pollero's humor and compelling mystery will keep you turning the pages!" --Tess Gerritsen "Rhonda Pollero is an amazing talent. . .murder has never been this much fun!"--Cherry Adair"A stylishly entertaining new amateur sleuth series. . .certain to be a runway hit."--Booklist
For a taste of sheer, sensual bliss, the adventurous women in these sizzling stories are willing to do anything, risk everything, and break all the rules. . ."Checkmate" Courtesan Cora Durand longs to find a man to satisfy her own hidden desires. Rupert Roland has dreamed of having beautiful, defiant Elsa at his carnal mercy, and when each gets their wish, the outcome is pure ecstasy. . . "Lust's Vow" Hannah Rosworth's late husband claimed that she was too sexually inexperienced for his tastes. But Kenneth Walker, an infamous rake, can see the fire beneath her sedate exterior. And at the season's most decadent orgy he'll show her how to give--and receive--the ultimate pleasure. . . "Night of the Taking" At the Festival of Catus in a small English village, local virgins take part in a mysterious, erotic ritual. Jessica can hardly believe she's been chosen, but the irresistible green-eyed male who claims her will use any wickedly seductive means to prove that she is his mate--and his queen. . .
Breaking horses in Arizona Territory, Colter Farrow is forced to kill a soldier in self-defense, sending him on a wild ride to Mexico where he helps the wild Bethel Strange find her missing father. But there's an outlaw on their trail, and the next ones to go missing just might be them...
The return of U.S. Marshal Jack Slade, a hell-raising cowboy who'll stop at nothing for revenge.Hell does indeed exist- U.S. Deputy Marshal Slade can attest to that-and it's in Gehenna, Oklahoma Territory. On any given day there, someone's liable to break the law. Now, two heartless honchos are fighting over the place. And all the decent townspeople have to pray for their lives. The thing is, both tycoons want Slade as their pawn against the other-but the lawdog works for no one. In this battle, it's impossible to know whose side anyone's on. And Slade must be at the ready-or else lose the war.
U.S. Deputy Marshal Jack Slade must stop cross-country carnage. The homestead killers have been cutting a bloody swath across Oklahoma Territory, leaving behind a trail of corpses, slaughtering whole families on isolated farms and stealing their livestock. Slade follows the trail of bloodshed to the town of Paradise, where he aims to stop the butchers-- before Paradise becomes a hell on earth.
Leader Effectiveness Training: L.E.T. (Revised): Proven Skills for Leading Today's Business into Tomorrowby Thomas Gordon
L.E.T. has changed countless corporations and private businesses-including many Fortune 500 companies-with its down-to-earth communication and conflict resolution skills. Now, this indispensable source has been newly revised with updated research and timely case studies.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to the world of the Breeds where animal instincts can bring a feral pleasure to every man and his willing female mate.
It's Not You, It's Me. . .For Gabby Pearson, being dumped in public before the dessert course has to be the lowest of the low--especially when it's the old, "It's not you, it's me" speech. Honestly, how about something original: "I have five minutes to live" (very possible); "It's not you, it's the voices in my head" (thanks for the warning); or "I am such a powerful sexual being I could put you into a coma with one kiss" (wishful thinking). Not that Gabby would ever know since Reed Larkin never bothered to take her to bed. Why does a girl bother (to shave)? The only thing left to do is offer the guy a goodbye-forever drink. . .on his head. It's Me Wanting You Completely. . .Damn. Reed did his job--he walked away from Gabby rather than drag her into his unstable life and danger. Now he's wearing her full glass of wine instead of throwing her onto his sheets. It doesn't help that the woman is smart as hell and could stop a man's breath with that wide smile and those shapely curves. Gabby has it all, and Reed wants every inch of her. And now the joke's on him, because new intel says Gabby has just become his assignment: He has one day to win her back, get information from her she may not know she has, and somehow protect her at the same time. Right Here, Right Now. Problem? The stakes are high. The odds are impossible. And the mutual attraction is as hot and strong as Gabby's anger. And Reed can only hope his next speech--"It's you, baby, it's definitely you. . ."--will be the start of something wild, something crazy, something dangerous, something wonderful. . .
They are men with a fierce, feral power and a sensuality that seduces all who come near. No woman can resist their primal urges for wild and wanton sex. . ."Chanku Destiny" by Kate DouglasMystical and sensual shapeshifters, the Chanku welcome newcomers Adam and Eve to their forgotten legacy. Together with Oliver the three will revel in a sexual exploration like no other. . . "Abundance" by Deanna LeeFor nearly 35 years Jude Aroca and his people have been free from human contact. Now, a human female has arrived on their small jungle moon arousing the feline beast inside of Jude with the exotic smell of her sex. . . "Passion of the Cat" by Dawn ThompsonCaptain Lyle Clarridge can never forget his erotic interlude in the Hindu Kush when the seductive Ihita healed him from a snow leopard attack. For with every full moon the creature within him awakens seeking the ultimate in sexual surrender. . .
These are the sexy bad boys no woman in her right mind would mess with. Except that they're wickedly irresistible, and will do anything to protect the woman they love--even if it means risking everything. . . Anytime, Anywhere Shannon McKenna For years, Robin MacNamara has been secretly in love with her big brother's friend Jon Amendola, but the sexy cop has never seen her as anything but a kid. Until Robin follows him to an isolated cabin to prove she's all grown up. Unfortunately, Jon's last case isn't quite closed--and someone wants payback. . . After The Lovin' E.C. Sheedy In need of a place to hide, Tommi Smith finds herself on the doorstep of a high school classmate's remote fishing lodge. Though Mac Fleming never trusted this knockout's reputation for breaking hearts, nothing's going to stop him from seducing her into his bed now. Until Tommi's past comes back to haunt them. . . Deal With The Devil Cate Noble All Ellie McMann DeLuca wants is one night with the only man she's ever truly loved--Max DeLuca, dubbed the Devil by the Italian paparazzi. Max agrees on one condition: they extend it to seven nights of sensual pleasure on a private island. But after a whole week of fulfilling each other's deepest desires, how will they go back to the way things were?
Lucky for Chloe Flynt, everyone knows it's easier to get out of a bad relationship than it is to get in one. But when it comes to hot, steamy, long-lasting passion, even Chloe is at a loss--until this British playgirl comes face to face with a true-blue Texas cowboy who tempts her to toss away her commitment-phobic habits once and for all to join him for a walk down the aisle. . . Falling in love is much harder than breaking up. . . With three broken engagements under her oh so fashionable belt, it's high time London party girl Chloe Flynt gets a job. Unfortunately, Chloe isn't exactly qualified for anything, except dumping a Mr. Wrong or two (or three!) with a little dignity. Realizing she needs a new beginning, she lands in Austin, Texas, and opens a company helping other people do the dirty work of breaking up. . . Too bad Chloe's tall, tough-talking, and take-charge landlord, Matthew Tanner, isn't interested in her expertise. Because anyone can see that his girlfriend is clearly all wrong for him. Not that Chloe cares. She and Matthew have nothing in common--other than that mind-blowing attraction, that is. But when his girlfriend requests Chloe's services, all hell breaks loose. If there's one thing Chloe knows for sure, it's that just because she's good at breaking up bad relationships doesn't mean she has a talent for putting together good ones. Maybe it's finally time she gives it a try. . .
In the exclusive cul de sac known as Maple Court, luxurious mansions nestle among sweeping, landscaped gardens. But beyond the tree-lined driveways lies a secret, sensual world. In the first in a two-book series, Joan Elizabeth Lloyd escorts readers on a journey into the heart of desire, as one woman learns the joy of reinventing herself--and of giving and receiving pure, delicious pleasure. . . When Pam DePalma's husband, Dom, dies, she's left with a huge mortgage on the house she adores, and a job that barely pays the bills. One of Dom's business associates offers an astonishing solution: hosting lavish parties that feature beautiful women willing to provide special services for out-of-town guests. Shocked at first, Pam gradually becomes intrigued and then amazed as her decadent parties unleash her own hidden passions... Now Pam is discovering a seductive world of illicit delights--from the wanton thrills of Manhattan's sizzling sex scene to exotic, erotic vacations all over the globe. And as she embraces her wild new side, Pam has an encounter with one man who will lead her to face a few hard truths about herself--and the new life she's chosen. . .
Perry Skky Jr. is at the point in his life where he has to decide if he is truly willing to keep his word to God. . . Between managing his short time during the Christmas holidays, the pressure to win the college National Championship football game, and the demands of having a steady girl, Perry is feeling the burden of being torn in more directions than he can handle. And when a night out clubbing ends with his teammate, Saxon, in the hospital, the New Year is not starting off on the right track. Unfortunately, the challenges are just beginning. From a run-in with a violent gang, to Perry's beloved grandmother falling ill, to a flirtation that turns into a temptation, Perry finds himself tested like never before. Stressed out and frustrated, Perry can't help wondering how he can put God first when so many forces seem to be working against him. Though deep down, Perry knows that his glory only lies with God on his side, he feels drawn to let his flesh lead. Can he get past his weaknesses, learn how to truly embrace God's love, and be an example that will make others want to know God...or will he screw up his life for good? Includes a guide on how to start your own book club!
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