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Dr. Abby Curtis starts her new job in a busy A&E department with trepidation. Her consultant boss is notorious for his critical nature and she's had enough of overbearing men Her fears are borne out as Dr. Jordan Blakesley seems intent on faulting everything she does-but he's just so attractive that she cannot keep her eyes off him! And when dramatic events in Abby's life result in Jordan paying her very personal attention, she has to decide whether his protection is something she wants to depend upon for ever...
This revised and expanded edition of an award-winning book not only explores British Columbia's stunning ecology but also features an increased focus on climate change. With expanded sections on the province's geological history, updated information on the mountain pine beetle and the future of B.C.'s biodiversity, and fresh information on many other topics, this edition includes new illustrations, photos, sidebars, and new and revised maps.Both an authoritative reference and an easy-to-read guide, this revised edition is a must for anyone who wants detailed and up-to-date information about British Columbia's dazzling natural world.
Hot Damn & Hell Yeah is a cookbook opting for a casual, layperson's terms approach to vegan cooking by ensuring the recipes are straightforward and the majority of ingredients are familiar and easy enough to find in the standard grocery store. The priority is placed on taste and providing delicious vegan incarnations of typical Southwestern (and a little Southern) food rather than prioritizing health and nutrition value at the expense of flavor. Hot Damn favors a light-hearted, thematic design and layout, opting for custom illustrations of skeletal characters in the old southwest over stock-standard recipe and photo layouts.
Seventeen-year-old Jimmy faces the archetypal Canadian dilemma: stay home in Canada, with all its obvious flaws, or go south (young man) to the Land of Opportunity. Should he stay with his mother at the Bordertown Café or haul off with his trucker father? Family history is the border's story writ large. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.
Anna and Sam Kearney's marriage was blissful-until the baby they longed for never came along. Anna pushed her beloved Sam away, believing that he should find someone who could give him the family he'd always wanted. Now Sam is back, convinced that he and Anna belong together. Working alongside Sam, Anna is reminded how deeply he cares-not only for his tiny patients, but also about her. As they are brought together in the aftermath of a Christmas Eve emergency Anna finally realizes they are meant to be together after all-having conceived their very own little Christmas miracle.
As she escapes the African plains for a luxury cruise liner, romance couldn't be further from Dr Tara McWilliams' emotionally scarred mind...even if gorgeous cocktail waiter Nick Fender leaves her shaken and stirred!<P> Nick's the ultimate goodtime guy, but he's hiding demons (and a certificate in medicine!) of his own. And soon neither is sure how their holiday fling has spun so out of control...
From top-notch doc to daddy!Dr Tess Dalton couldn't wait to give her two closest friends the greatest gift-a baby of their own. But when tragedy strikes, Tess finds herself alone, carrying her friends' baby... Enter the baby's uncle, Callum Halroyd, leading surgeon and dedicated bachelor.Returning to the Outback for the sake of his family, he's shocked to meet Tess...and to discover she's about to give birth to his nephew! Becoming an adoptive dad certainly wasn't in Cal's plan! But newborn Oscar and beautiful, vibrant Tess make Cal reassess everything... Soon he realises just how much he wants to give Tess and the baby the love and care they so very much deserve...
A nurse worth waiting for Nurse Mia Latham thinks she's found the perfect solution to get her life in order-a new job on an idyllic tropical island. But, thanks to her arrogant, teasing and devastatingly handsome new boss Dr Flynn Harrington, life isn't quite as simple as she might have hoped! Flynn can see Mia is hiding secrets, but the one thing she can't disguise is her passion for him! Flynn knows a thing or two about running away, but something about this beautiful nurse makes him want to unpack his suitcases and settle down-with Mia!
Brooding surgeon Dr Rafe Corbett intends to find his little ward Molly the loving parents he never had-then leave town for good. Lilly Lake Hospital's Edie Parker intends to make Rafe realise he is the father Molly needs. But can she convince him to stay? Because Edie is losing her heart to them both...
Penniless and jobless, Dr. Della Riordan is really in need of some luck. And unless she can get her life back on track, she could lose custody of her daughter too. The offer of a house and practice on remote Radcliffe Island seems too good to be true-and when she arrives that certainly seems the case! With gorgeous Dr. Sam Montgomery on hand to help, Della begins to find her feet... and soon she's in danger of losing her heart. But there is something Della doesn't know about the reason behind Sam's island visits-and the truth could bring about the end of all her dreams.
Dr. Fabian Drumm and Dr. Clare Westwood are happily planning their wedding. Until Fabian's mother tells him his real father isn't the man he called "Dad" and that Fabian has half-siblings in America! When Fabian visits his new family, they have another secret to reveal-a secret which jeopardises Fabian's future with Clare and forces him to change his mind about marriage and children. Only Fabian finds it impossible to tell Clare the wedding is off-for one thing, he still wants to marry her, and for another, Clare refuses to give him up!
The surgeon's secret love-child It was love at first sight for Dr. Hannah Campbell and surgeon Jack Douglas. Then al ltoo soon Hannah learned that Jack had been keeping a crucial secret from her. Now Jack is working on her paediatric ward and Hannah wants nothing to do with him. She can't risk Jack seeing her daughter...his daughter! But as Hannah learns the truth about what happened five years ago, the passion that has never died begins to flare between them once more...
Dr. Aaron Lewis is captivated by the new paediatric surgeon Dr. Annabel Swain-especially since she's saved his daughter's life! Aaron senses that Annabel, like him, has lost a loved one and is longing for a family. He's determined to help her overcome her past-but first he has to convince Annabel to share her secrets with him...
Someone to hold on to...<P> Helicopter pilot Reese Jarvis is drawn to Dr. Samantha Kearn from the moment he first sees her in action with the Lifeline Medical Air Transport team. And when he learns that the cool, calm and conscientious flight doctor is having trouble with her ex-husband, he immediately wants to protect her.<P> He becomes her lifeline, her support. But ever since his fiancee died in a helicopter accident he has been reluctant to put his feelings on the line. Can Samantha show him that she's worth the risk? And prove to him that their love can last forever?
What do you do when someone you care about wants you to follow him to a really dark place? Do you pull away? Do you help plan the trip? Or do you put your own life on the line in the hope that love will coax your friend away from the precipice? When Mel meets Jeremy, she thinks she has finally found someone who understands her, someone who will listen to her, someone who cares. But Jeremy has secrets that torment him, and Mel isn't sure she can save him from his demons. All she knows is that she has to save herself. Set in Florida, against a backdrop of anti-death-penalty activism, The World Without Us examines one girl's choices in a world where the stakes are very high and one misstep can hurt--or even kill--you.
Gulliver Dowd is finally on the verge of unraveling the mystery behind his sister's murder when the man who is supposed to give him the scoop, NYPD Detective Sam Patrick, is gunned down on the Coney Island Boardwalk. As Dowd delves into Patrick's accidental shooting, he uncovers a pattern of corruption and deceit involving organized crime and the police. But there are tough choices to be made. Just how much is Gulliver willing to sacrifice in order to find out why his sister was murdered and to unmask the killer? The answers aren't found in the moon or the stars, but on the boardwalk. The Boardwalk is third in the Gulliver Dowd Mystery series, featuring a New York private investigator. In award-winning author Louise Penny's words: "A little man with a huge heart and a huge chip on his shoulder, Gulliver Dowd swaggers into the crime fiction world and takes his place with the great investigators. Smart, vulnerable, wounded, heartbreakingly hopeful, I just adore his company."
Why it matters who's stirring the pot Soup offers an inspirational business fable that explainsthe "recipe" you can use to create a winning culture and boostemployee morale and engagement. The story follows Nancy, the newlyanointed CEO of America's Favorite Soup Company. She has beenbrought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to acompany that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hardtimes. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancydiscovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire herteam and create a culture of greatness.From the bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The NoComplaining Rule, and Training CampFind out how culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits,and habits deliver resultsCreate relationships that are the foundation upon whichsuccessful careers and winning teams are builtFeatures quick takeaways you can use to invest in your people,build trust, create unity, and enhance engagementA turnaround tale like few others, Soup will inspire youto work in your own company to unleash the passion that deliverssuperior results.
Explains sound, what our ears do, and what frequency sounds good. Other books in this series are available in this library.
Katie Wiebe's husband died of a rare disease, only two months after they moved to a new community, far from relatives. Katie was thirty-eight. She had to support her four children and her business skills were rusty. She was alone. This book is the story of how Katie Wiebe found strength to survive her loneliness and loss of identity, moving beyond widowhood into a new life, a new profession, and a new assurance that God wanted her to make a contribution to life.
A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothesWhen journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization--the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life--Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between global producers and consumers. New content includes: a visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoe factory that is changing lives one job at time; updates on how workers worldwide have been squeezed by rising food costs and declining orders in the wake of the global financial crisis; and the author's search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspired the first edition of the bookKelsey Timmerman speaks and universities around the country and maintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. His writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Condé Nast Portfolio, and has aired on NPR.Enlightening and thought-provoking at once, Where Am I Wearing? puts a human face on globalization.
Negativity in the workplace costs businesses billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. "In The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, Jon Gordon, a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, shares an enlightening story that demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude." Based on one company's successful No Complaining Rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone interested in generating positive energy.
In Brand from the Inside, Libby Sartain and Mark Schumann, branding experts who helped to build employer brands at Southwest Airlines and Yahoo!, describe this secret weapon for a business. The book gives leaders across an organization step-by-step instruction on how to motivate employees to consistently deliver the experience the customer brand promises. By building the employer brand from inside the business--ensuring consistent authenticity, substance, and voice throughout the business--any organization can unleash a powerful tool to emotionally engage employees and recruit and retain the best people.
A woman determined to uncover the truth. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried. When rebellious seventeen-year-old Katherine McCall awakened one morning to find her sister, Sara, viciously murdered, her whole life changed in the blink of an eye. Kat was named the prime suspect, charged and tried--and found innocent. But not everyone agreed with the verdict, and Kat's only choice was to go into hiding. She left her hometown behind, but she carried a dark secret with her, one that made her worry she might actually have had something to do with Sara's death. Although Kat has tried to move on with her life, she is still haunted by her sister's unsolved murder. On the tenth anniversary of Sara's death, she receives an anonymous letter that makes the past impossible to ignore: "What about justice for Sara?" What about justice for Sara? And for herself? Kat realizes that going back to Liberty, Louisiana, is the only way to move her life forward. There's a whole town that still thinks she's a killer--but the true culprit is out there somewhere, never found. As she digs into the past, investigating the days surrounding her sister's death, Kat begins to learn that the cost of justice may be too high. Her search for the truth has put her in the murderer's sights--a murderer who seems never to have left Liberty. In a town filled with suspicion and secrets, Kat has one ally: Sergeant Luke Tanner, son of Liberty's former police chief, the very man who led the rush to judgment against her. With no one to trust and a killer determined to keep a dark secret from coming to light, Kat must decide if justice is worth fighting--and dying--for.
Reclaim Inner Strength, Courage, and Faith Joan of Arc, the fourteenth-century teenager who led the armies of France before facing the Inquisition, stands as the quintessential icon of feminine courage and faith. These are the attributes most needed by women facing a diagnosis of cancer or any life-threatening disease. Drawing directly from the words Joan spoke at her trial, author Janet Lynn Roseman presents thirty-one Flames of Courage and thirty-one Gateways to be used over the course of a month or a year to resurrect inner fortitude and create an environment for healing. Her approach encompasses body, mind, and spirit and will help you access and reclaim your personal power to find healing and peace in your journey.
Suave, sensual and utterly scandalous...Leo Valente is as notorious as the tabloids make him out to be. But feisty wedding planner Dara Devlin isn't deterred; she needs his family estate for her top client, so boldly accepts Leo's outrageous challenge to be his fake girlfriend!If Dara thinks her sensible suit and unwavering professionalism will discourage him she's mistaken. They only make Leo want to get beneath her buttoned up exterior all the more!Surrounded by the imposing walls and haunting memories of his opulent Sicilian castello, seducing Dara is the perfect diversion and claiming her will be this playboy's ultimate prize.