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Secret desires bloom and love awakens in Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling Fool's Gold series.To Jack McGarry, Larissa Owens is just another one of the guys--he discovers her secret feelings for him. Will it be friendship or true love for this former football hero? When Sam Ridge--who's had notoriously bad breaks with women--meets Dellina Hopkins, he thinks his luck is about to change. But this time, will Dellina be the one to run? Even in four-inch heels, high-powered PR woman Taryn Crawford never backs down. Unless, of course, brooding Angel Whittaker can convince her that surrender feels even better than victory...Collected here for the first time, the fifth volume of Fool's Gold romances brings you back to the enchanting California town where passion flourishes. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume FiveWhen We MetBefore We KissUntil We Touch
Book One of the Golden Spurs series. From the cradle, Lizzy Kemble had the powerful sense that she didn't belong in her family's notorious Texas empire. Her desire for land-grabbing Cole Knight, embittered son of the neighboring rancher, proved her right. Her daddy had done everything possible to turn her into a proper Kemble--all the way to leaving his vast Golden Spurs Ranch in her hands after he fell victim to a stroke. But when her father's death turns out to be murder, Lizzy knows someone is willing to kill to claim the Kemble wealth…and she's next on the hit list. With the Golden Spurs at risk, she';s fighting back…but who is the enemy? The enigmatic Cole? Her cutthroat family? Caught in a high-stakes game of win, lose or die, Lizzy is forced to gamble her ranch, her heart, her very life for the truth behind the Golden Spurs. Previously Published.
Recapture the mystery and magic of Lady Julia Gray with book 4 in Deanna Raybourn's fan-favorite series After eight idyllic months in the Mediterranean, Lady Julia Grey and her detective husband are ready to put their investigative talents to work once more. At the urging of Julia's eccentric family, they hurry to India to aid an old friend, the newly widowed Jane Cavendish. Living on the Cavendish tea plantation with the remnants of her husband's family, Jane is consumed with the impending birth of her child--and with discovering the truth about her husband's death. Was he murdered for his estate? And if he was, could Jane and her unborn child be next? Amid the lush foothills of the Himalayas, dark deeds are buried and malicious thoughts flourish. The Brisbanes uncover secrets and scandal, illicit affairs and twisted legacies. In this remote and exotic place, exploration is perilous and discovery, deadly. The danger is palpable and, if they are not careful, Julia and Nicholas will not live to celebrate their first anniversary.
'Tis the season for an investigation in this fan-favorite Lady Julia Grey Christmas novellaAfter a year of marriage--and numerous adventures--Lady Julia and Brisbane hope for a quiet, intimate Christmas together--until they find themselves at her father's ancestral estate, Bellmont Abbey, with her eccentric family and a menagerie of animals. Nevertheless, Julia looks forward to a lively family gathering--but amongst the celebrations, a mystery stirs. There are missing jewels, new faces at the Abbey, and a prowling ghost that brings back unwelcome memories from a previous holiday--one that turned deadly. Is a new culprit recreating crimes of the past? And will Brisbane let Julia investigate--? Don't miss a single tale in the Lady Julia series--read the book that started it all, Silent in the Grave, available now.
Recapture the mystery and magic of Lady Julia Gray with book 5 in Deanna Raybourn's fan-favorite seriesPartners now in marriage and in trade, Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have finally returned from abroad to set up housekeeping in London. But merging their respective collections of gadgets, pets and servants leaves little room for the harried newlyweds themselves, let alone Brisbane's private enquiry business. Among the more unlikely clients: Julia's very proper brother, Lord Bellmont, who swears Brisbane to secrecy about his case. Not about to be left out of anything concerning her beloved--if eccentric--family, spirited Julia soon picks up the trail of the investigation. It leads to the exclusive Ghost Club, where the alluring Madame Séraphine holds evening séances...and not a few powerful gentlemen in thrall. From this eerie enclave unfolds a lurid tangle of dark deeds, whose tendrils crush reputations and throttle trust. Shocked to find their investigation spun into salacious newspaper headlines, bristling at the tension it causes between them, the Brisbanes find they must unite or fall. For Bellmont's sake--and more--they'll face myriad dangers born of dark secrets, the kind men kill to keep....
Book 7 in Maggie Shayne's Bestselling Wings in the Night Series In Pursuit of a Legend They call him Edge, and he's determined to kill vampire hunter Frank Stiles, the obsessed vampire-hunter who murdered Edge's immortal companions, leaving him alone and possessed by his need for vengeance. But it's a vengeance he can carry out only with the help of the one they call the Golden Child. Amber Lily is alone among the undead. Known as the Golden Child, she's half human and half vampire, the only one of her kind and immensely valuable to her vampire kin--but none moreso than Edge. The moment they meet she finds him exciting, irresistible, and despite herself she's drawn into his hunt. But Amber Lily has a secret. Though she, too, has vowed to track down Stiles and confront him, she needs him alive, a desire Edge will see only as a betrayal. Will he be able to forgive her, or will their growing love be doomed for the long eternity of their lives? Don't miss a single title in Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night series: Twilight Phantasies Twilight Memories Twilight Illusions, with bonus novella "Beyond Twilight" Born in Twilight, with bonus novella "Twilight Vows" Twilight Hunger Embrace the Twilight, with bonus novella "Run from Twilight" Edge of Twilight Blue Twilight, with bonus novella" Before Blue Twilight" Prince of Twilight Demon's Kiss Lover's Bite Twilight Hunger Bloodline, with bonus novella "Vampires in Paradise" Twilight Prophecy Twilight Fulfilled
E.R. nurse Ella Majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a frightened five-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes. But Ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home than the little girl's illness can account for. Harris Henderson, a single father, seems better able to deal with the wild birds he rehabilitates in his birds-of-prey sanctuary than with his own daughter. Then something magical begins to happen: the timeless beauty of the South Carolina coast and the majestic grace of the wild birds weave a healing spell on the injured hearts at the sanctuary. But a troubled mother's unexpected return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love, and reveal the inherent risks and exhilarating beauty of flying free. Previously published.
Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass--named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area--is in trouble. Taxes are skyrocketing. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties. And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. In this poignant novel of hope, acceptance and the powerful gift of forgiveness, Mary Alice Monroe paints an intimate portrait of a family that must learn to unravel old patterns and weave together a new future. Previously published.
As girls they had rejoiced in a world where dreams are born. Until the fateful day that changed their lives forever. Now grown women, the Season sisters--Jillian, Beatrice and Rose-have lost the ability to believe in life and in themselves. As they gather for the funeral of their youngest sister, Merry, they are reminded of a painful event from long ago, one that inspires a cross-country journey to find a stranger who might have the power to mend their shattered dreams. Previously published.
What do women want? Jonathan Templar and his poker buddies can't figure it out. Take Jonathan, for instance. He's been in love with Lissa Castle since they were kids but, geek that he is, she's never seen him as her Mr. Perfect. He has one last shot--their high school reunion. Kyle Long is equally discouraged. The pretty receptionist at his office keeps passing him over for other guys who may be taller but are definitely not superior. And Adam Edwards might be the most successful of Jonathan's friends, but he isn't having any success on the home front. His wife's kicked him out. When Jonathan stumbles on a romance novel at the Icicle Falls library sale, he knows he's found the love expert he's been seeking--Vanessa Valentine, top-selling romance author. At first his buddies laugh at him for reading romance novels, but soon they, too, realize that these stories are the world's best textbooks on love. Poker night becomes book club night...and when all is read and done, they're going to be the kind of men women want! Previously published as What She Wants.
Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they're about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank--and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it? Previously published as Better Than Chocolate.
The South comes alive in Book three of New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler's fan-favorite Blossoms of the South series. Magnolia Dawn All his life, Rush Cousins has been troubled by the mystery of his shadowed past. His search for his roots leads him to Ashland Plantation, an elegant, decaying estate deep in the Mississippi Delta, where he presents himself as nothing more than a handyman in need of work. The disguise brings him closer to Ashland's long-buried secrets…but also forces him to distance himself from his sudden passion for the plantation's beautiful mistress, Annabelle Ames, a woman whose lonely obsession with the past strangely mirrors his own…
The South comes alive in Book three of New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler's fan-favorite Blossoms of the South series. Night Jasmine Hunter Powell's no family man, though Aimee Bourdeaux once tried to convince him otherwise. The heat between them was undeniable, but Hunter's haunted past kept him from truly giving his heart. Now, years later, the connection between Aimee and Hunter is even stronger…especially considering the son between them Hunter never knew he had. It isn't long before their passion begins to reignite, but can Hunter finally find the courage to let go of his demons and reach for the love of a lifetime?
The South comes alive in Book three of New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler's fan-favorite Blossoms of the South series. A Winter's Rose Rugged Jackson Reese has a heartful of scars to prove you shouldn't trust a society princess. So his troubled daughter's latest "sitter" is worse than merely a thorn in his side--pampered, privileged Bentley Cunningham is the whole damn rose…complete with perfumed petals and a darkly rooted determination to succeed where others have failed. She might work magic on a pouty preteen, but can she convince Jackson she's the right woman for him?
She'd pushed beyond her family's traditions because Isabella Torres, intel analyst and soldier, had been driven to succeed--especially as part of the first all-female Special Ops unit, the Medusas. She'd survived training on sheer guts. Now her gut was telling her she belonged at the winter games, guarding a controversial young ice skater from terrorists--and from a larger, more sinister plot that could turn an athletic neutral zone into a battlefield. Her gut also said her sexy new boss would eventually realize an all-female detail could handle this operation. For this mission, her gut instinct was pitted against enemies from East and West.... Let the games begin.Previously published.
Is it always true that decentralization reforms put more power in the hands of governors and mayors? In postdevelopmental Latin America, the surprising answer to this question is no. In fact, a variety of outcomes are possible, depending largely on who initiates the reforms, how they are initiated, and in what order they are introduced. Tulia G. Falleti draws on extensive fieldwork, in-depth interviews, archival records, and quantitative data to explain the trajectories of decentralization processes and their markedly different outcomes in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. In her analysis, she develops a sequential theory and method that are successful in explaining this counterintuitive result. Her research contributes to the literature on path dependence and institutional evolution and will be of interest to scholars of decentralization, federalism, subnational politics, intergovernmental relations, and Latin American politics.
How are humorous meanings generated and interpreted? Understanding a joke involves knowledge of the language code (a matter mostly of semantics) and background knowledge necessary for making the inferences to get the joke (a matter of pragmatics). This book introduces and critiques a wide range of semantic and pragmatic theories in relation to humour, such as systemic functional linguistics, speech acts, politeness and relevance theory, emphasising not only conceptual but also interpersonal and textual meanings. Exploiting recent corpus-based research, it suggests that much humour can be accounted for by the overriding of lexical priming. Each chapter's discussion topics and suggestions for further reading encourage a critical approach to semantic and pragmatic theory. Written by an experienced lecturer on the linguistics of the English language, this is an entertaining and user-friendly textbook for advanced students of semantics, pragmatics and humour studies.
How many different kinds of crabs are there? What do crabs eat? Do all crabs live in the ocean? How big are giant spider crabs? Find the answers to these questions, and learn much more about the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and lives of crabs.
This true story of Christian martyrdom takes place in feudal Japan.The Christian world will always marvel how in less than two generations the Gospel seed struck such deep roots in Japan that thousands of coverts were ready to lay down their lives for Christ. True it is that many Japanese martyrs died for their faith are now canonized and beatified. Among many who did not obtain the crown of martyrdom there are not a few, both men and women, who, by their heroic virtue, were an inspiration to their contemporaries. Among the most outstanding are Justo Takayama Ukon and Gracia Hosokawa Tamako, to whom these pages are devoted.Father Laures describes vividly and accurately in these stories of Two Japanese Christian Heroes the trials and hardships of the early Catholic fathers and of their converts, their deep faith and the great spiritual strength that fortified their amazing endurance. In addition, he depicts with great insight the background of the old feudal days, the personal relationship of samurai to their lords, to their wives and to their families, as well as the political and social conditions of those days.
[from inside flaps] The Highlands of Scotland are rich in folk-tales, a legacy from an earlier time and an earlier culture which did not rely on the written word to preserve its history. Gerald Warner has collected and re-told 59 of these stories, a number now appearing in print for the first time. This is history and folklore as it has been preserved in the memories of ordinary people--great events that have fundamentally changed the life of the Scottish nation, local catastrophes, clan feuds, ghostly visitations--all told and retold around the peat fires in lonely crofts. Inevitably in the re-telling the stories have become embroidered and modified, yet they still provide valuable insight into a culture and way of life' only vestiges of which remain within the Scottish Highlands. Now the tradition is almost of the past, and in collecting and editing an important part of the remaining stories Gerald Warner has helped to preserve the Highlands' unique oral inheritance. His work has been complemented by the pupils of Lochgilphead High School whose imaginative drawings bring vividly to life the essential qualities of the region and demonstrate the link of a new generation of Highlanders with the ancient Celtic tradition. Gerald Warner was born in Stirlingshire and is a history graduate of Glasgow University. He spent three years in historical research before becoming a writer and broadcaster. Scottish history is one of his main interests; in an earlier book, Homelands of the Clans, he dealt with the thirty most important clans. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Design, code, and build exciting wearable projects using Arduino tools About This Book * Develop an interactive program using sensors and actuators suitable with wearables * Understand wearable programming with the help of hands-on projects * Explore different wearable design processes in the Arduino platform and customize them to fit your individual needs Who This Book Is For This book is intended for readers who are familiar with the Arduino platform and want to learn more about creating wearable projects. No previous experience in wearables is expected, although a basic knowledge of Arduino programming will help. What You Will Learn * Develop a basic understanding of wearable computing * Learn about Arduino and its compatible prototyping platforms suitable for creating wearables * Understand the design process surrounding the creation of wearable objects * Gain insight into the materials suitable for developing wearable projects * Design and create projects including interactive bike gloves, GPRS locator watch, and more using various kinds of electronic components * Discover programming for interactivity * Learn how to connect and interface wearables' with Bluetooth and WiFi * Get your hands dirty with your own personalized designs In Detail The demand for smart wearable technologies is becoming more popular day by day. The Arduino platform was developed keeping wearables, such as watches that track your location or shoes that count the miles you've run, in mind. It is basically an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board and a development environment in which you create the software for the board. If you're interested in designing and creating your own wearables, this is an excellent platform for you. This book provides you with the skills and understanding to create your own wearable projects. The book covers different prototyping boards which are compatible with the Arduino platform and are suitable for creating wearable projects. Each chapter of the book covers a project in which knowledge and skills are introduced gradually, making the book suitable for all kinds of readers. You begin your journey with understanding electronic components, including LEDs and sensors, to get yourself up to scratch and comfortable with different components. You will then gain hands-on experience by creating your very first wearable project, a pair of interactive bike gloves that help you cycle at night. This is followed by a project making your own funky LED glasses and a cool GPS watch. You'll also delve into other projects including creating your own keyless doorlock, wearable NFC tags, a fitness-tracking device, and a WiFi-enabled spark board. The final project is a compilation of the previous concepts used where you make your own smart watch with fitness tracking, internet-based notifications, GPS, and of course time telling. Style and approach This is a project-based book that introduces each project to the reader step-by-step. Each project starts out by covering all the components individually, and then explains how to combine them into interactive objects. Each project contains an easy-to-follow guide to design and implement the electronics into wearable objects.
As the highest office in the American political system, the presidency has throughout its history been subject to the most intense scrutiny of scholars, pundits, and the public alike. Our expectations of our leaders have only added to the burdens of a position that Thomas Jefferson considered "a splendid misery" and Andrew Jackson called "a situation of dreadful slavery," to the point that the job has threatened to become an unmanageable institution that inevitably invites failure. Yet while some presidents have in fact proven to be unfit for the rigors of the Oval Office and have either been vilified or managed to slip into a comfortable obscurity, others have risen to the occasion and left a legacy of remarkable accomplishments. For every faceless chief executive like Millard Fillmore or Warren Harding we have been fortunate to have as leaders such consummate statesmen as Washington, Lincoln, and FDR. What, finally, accounts for success or failure in the presidency, and how have our greatest leaders shrewdly used the office as the most powerful instrument of political practice? In Hail to the Chief, Robert Dallek, award-winning historian and acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson, offers an unprecedented and engaging examination of presidential excellence--and its less distinguished counterpart. Dallek addresses five themes that have been typically manifested in successful administrations--vision, pragmatism, consensus, charisma, and trust--and traces how they have been played out by the forty-one men who have attained the highest rank of public service. From James Madison's facing the War of 1812 to Lincoln's leadership through the greatest crisis of the nation's history; from Hoover's inability to overcome the challenges of the Great Depression to LBJ's tragic miscalculations in Vietnam and his achievements in advancing civil rights; from the beneficent paternalism of FDR to the ruthless cynicism of Richard Nixon, Dallek offers a penetrating analysis of the presidency, the personalities who have defined it, and the strategies that led to their triumphs or defeats. An illuminating and provocative work of history, Hail to the Chief is valuable both as an astute reading of the past and as a set of guidelines for enlightened leadership for the future. Robert Dallek has taught history at several universities including Columbia, UCLA, and Oxford. He is currently a professor at Boston University. He is the author of several books including the New York Times Notable Book Lone Star Rising: Lyndon B. Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960, and Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945, the winner of the Bancroft Prize and a nominee for the American Book Award in History. He lives in Washington, D.C.
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award-winning phenomenon, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie's life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters--beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets--and for Lizzie's viewers. Suddenly Lizzie--who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman--was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet provides more character introspection as only a book can, with revelatory details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie's special relationship with her father, untold stories from Netherfield, Lizzie's thoughts and fears about life after grad school and becoming an instant web celebrity.Written by Bernie Su, the series' executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director, along with Kate Rorick, the novelist, TV writer, and consulting producer on the series, the novel features a journal-entry format and design, complementing the existing web series, while including plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like it's never been done before.
The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence is highlighted much more, there is more on the origin of Chancery English, and internal and external change are discussed in much greater detail. The philosophy of the revised book remains the same with an emphasis on the linguistic history and on using authentic texts. My audience remains undergraduates (and beginning graduates). The goals of the class and the book are to come to recognize English from various time periods, to be able to read each stage with a glossary, to get an understanding of typical language change, internal and external, and to understand something about language typology through the emphasis on the change from synthetic to analytic. This book has a companion website: http://dx. doi. org/10. 1075/z. 183. website
The Biology Laboratory Manual by Vodopich and Moore was designed for an introductory biology course with a broad survey of basic laboratory techniques. The experiments and procedures are simple, safe, easy to perform, and especially appropriate for large classes. Few experiments require more than one class meeting to complete the procedure. Each exercise includes many photographs, traditional topics, and experiments that help students learn about life. Procedures within each exercise are numerous and discrete so that an exercise can be tailored to the needs of the students, the style of the instructor, and the facilities available.