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The Abbots: A Dynasty in the MakingShe's No Abbott...When China Grant believed that maddeningly opinionated, very stubborn and terribly handsome Campbell Abbott of the wealthy Abbott clan was her long-lost brother, the two of them fought the way siblings do. But once DNA tests prove he isn't, she's fighting something new-an irresistible attraction!Not Yet!Campbell is the family maverick-when everyone else rushed to adopt the lovely interloper, he held back. But now that she's determined to leave the Abbotts and continue the search for her birth parents, he won't let her go.Because the same tests that ruled China out of the family meant some seriously intimate relations with Campbell were suddenly ruled in!
Steve Nye's quiet life takes an unexpected turn when he receives a call from his mother. His father attacked her and has been committed to an asylum. The doctor says he's suffering from dementia. But Steve's father seems so calm, clear-eyed, and lucid when he whispers, "I killed her". Is it simply symptom of his father's delusion and madness? If only Steve were so lucky. . .
His Favorite Wife-Trapped in Polygamy details my experiences as a young girl raised in a fundamentalist, polygamist sect, an offshoot of the Mormon Church. My story begins in 1968 in Colonia LeBaron, a small settlement in Chihuahua, Mexico. At fourteen I am considered of marriageable age and sought after by several of the brethren as a plural wife. I narrowly escape marriage to Ervil LeBaron, the charismatic patriarch of the church, whose revelations from God? pressure several of the women to become his wives, and ultimately, soldiers in his army. This story will appeal to a wide audience. Filled with rich, well-developed characters, it will grab the heart and imagination of the reader. His Favorite Wife will show how intelligent, educated people, in pursuit of the highest degree of glory, can be swept into a controversial lifestyle. With many tears and even with wide brush-strokes of humor, my book will lead the reader on a journey into a lifestyle that people wonder about and shudder about. It answers the question that I've heard countless times: How could you stand to share a husband? I couldn't do it!
"Sweep-you-off-your-feet historical romance! Jennifer Haymore sparkles!"--- New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle Sweet, shy Lady Esme has a little-known pastime-penning scandalous stories! But society must never find out or she'll be ruined! Fortunately, her dear friend, bestselling author Jennifer Haymore, is happy to share Esme's sensual tale of lost love and second chances . . .HIS FOR CHRISTMASLady Amelia Witherspoon simply must get home to her beloved family on Christmas Eve. So when a terrible storm threatens to leave her snowbound, she refuses to admit defeat-even if that means sharing a carriage with Evan Cameron, the last man she ever hoped to see . . . Evan can't fathom why his oldest friend is as icy to him as the winter wind. All he does know is that Amelia is still the loveliest, most tempting woman he's ever laid eyes on. Their only option is to take refuge together at a nearby inn, sharing the one remaining room. Evan promises to be a gentleman . . . but it's a promise neither of them wants him to keep.(30,000 words)
Spicing Up the Season: Hope brightens a bleak Edinburgh December. A man gets a second chance with his high school crush. A decade-long game of cat and mouse comes to a passionate conclusion. And Santa Claus drives a red muscle car. Heat up your holidays with this collection of four festive tales from some of the top talent in the male/male genre. Anthology includes: Mistletoe at Midnight by LB Gregg; Nine Lights Over Edinburgh by Harper Fox; I Heard Him Exclaim by Z.A. Maxfield; Icecapade by Josh Lanyon.
A Bad Girl's SecretsYears ago, when Maddie Gray ran away from Yella, Texas, pregnant and alone, she left behind an undeserved reputation-and her young lover, rancher and oil heir John Coleman. Now she's on the edges of his sophisticated world once again, determined to keep all her secrets.With Maddie back in his life, Cole finally has a chance to forget her for good-if he can. The single mother is more beautiful, passionate and mystifying than ever, and John will stop at nothing to get at the truth. Even if that means making her his wife.
The only woman he can't have... Former soldier and diamond dynasty heir Tyr Skavanga has finally returned to the cold north. Haunted by the terrors of war, heâ TMs cut himself off and hardened his heart. But now one person has managed to defy his defenses, and sheâ TMs the last person he expected....is the only woman he wants! The exotically beautiful, innocent Princess Jasmina of Kareshi is strictly off-limits. Like Tyr, she has a reputation to protect, but denying their electrifying connection could prove to be the toughest challenge they have ever faced....
In the years since his identical twin had stolen the family company, Luke had devoted himself to two things: success and revenge. Suddenly, his brother's fiancé, Lauren Conover, appeared and offered Luke the opportunity to achieve both. A simple case of mistaken identity had made Lauren believe Luke was his twin. But in Luke's simple plan for payback, he hadn't counted on wanting to keep Lauren for himself. . . .
Dominic Montoya was darkly handsome and oh, so dangerous to know. Cleo knew he was strictly off-limits. But she couldn't turn her back on him altogether; he had information that could change her whole life.Cleo was torn as to which path she should choose, but reluctantly agreed to follow Dominic to his home on the sultry Caribbean island of San Clemente. Soon they were caught in the tangled web of their new family connections-and their forbidden attraction was too hot to handle...but too strong to deny....
Found: one baby...and the boss's future bride? Tiny and helpless-the abandoned newborn that venture capitalist Marcus Warren finds during a morning run takes him by surprise. So does the sudden longing for his capable assistant, Liberty Reese, who reveals her tender side with the baby. But Liberty must resist her gorgeous boss's advances. Her secrets could destroy his trust, her career and the chance to care for the foster child they are both coming to love. Even so, she can't deny the heat between them-or the fear that her past will end their chance to create a forever family.
In Magnolia, Georgia, local legend says that a couple who holds hands around the "forever" tree will have an unending love. Even so, Bill Wellington held Lindsay Jones's hands around that tree years ago. . . and then left her behind. He chose the big city, and now he wants to bring his grandmother there. But to his amazement, he finds that Granny has a boyfriend--and a vibrant life. A life that includes Lindsay, Granny's caregiver. Bill never thought he'd want to come home, yet Magnolia clearly has its charms. As does Lindsay, who makes him long for a second chance at forever love.
A Real Cowboy. A Real Home? Rafe Rodriguez never reckoned on playing hero to a beautiful, big-city stranger. But when he saves Valentine Jones from a charging bull, this Rodriguez brother's fate is all but sealed. The Hollywood photographer is on location in Forever to scout out an authentic dude ranch. And nothing could feel more real-or right-than the fiery feelings Val's awakening in Rafe. And he knows just how their real-life romance should end! Haunted by tragedy, Val knows life isn't like the movies. Still, a girl could get used to having a sexy protector like Rafe around. The Texas rancher is wreaking havoc with her credo of never settling in one place. Is Val headed for heartbreak again? Or has she finally found a place to belong with this cowboy who's starting to make her believe in forever?
American Bladesmith Society master smith Rick Dunkerley lights the mosaic-damascus fire, recommending steels and explaining the forge welding process, as well as steel stacking, pattern making, finishing and much more. Dunkerley includes diagrams and how-to sidebars on mosaic damascus patterns.
Charlene Groome begins a spirited new series with this riveting introduction to the Warriors, a hockey team whose star player has game both on and off the ice--until their new skating coach changes everything...Ty Caldwell is one of the Warriors' most valuable players--and one of Vancouver's most eligible bachelors. His moves are part of his charm, so he's surprised by how strongly he's drawn to the team's new skating coach--and even more surprised when she cross-checks his advances. But Ty loves a challenge, and the same persistence he flaunts in the rink may help him off the ice...Eileen Francis is a world-class skater with a gold medal to prove it. But professional hockey is still a man's world--so when she lands the job as the interim coach for The Warriors, her curves are way bigger news than her turns. To take control of this bunch of alpha males, Eileen is going to have to play cold as ice and twice as hard. But she'll have to break her own rules to get the team's MVP to play up to his fullest potential...96,036 Words
"I can't tell you..."Equine therapist Trisha Bolton has a secret. One she's not allowed to tell anyone. Finally given the chance to start over, she just needs the backing of local ultragorgeous neurosurgeon Mike Dunning!No stranger to betrayal, Mike has every reason to be wary of Trisha. Yet each touch sparks long-extinguished flames in Mike, and soon their sessions in the barn become more steamy than either of them bargained for! Mike's had enough of secrets in his life. But can he convince Trisha that she can trust him with hers?
Life hurts. There's no getting around it. But surely there's a way through it? Thankfully, God meets us in the broken places. This isn't just something we can hope for but something we can expect! This study leads women to find God in broken places by examining the life of Christ, the true Healer. Each of the twelve chapters will highlight a moment in which Jesus brought healing and restoration to an individual or situation. Through this study we will find that those areas of life where we experience pain and loss can become emblems of His glory as God transforms and heals us. Features include: 12 sessions of interactive Bible study Perfect for individual or group study Tips for leading a great group included
When a dedicated doctor falls for a vivacious young woman and is forced to confront his past, he realizes the power of faith and forgiveness. First of the two-book series Turning Points, about a single event that changes the course of several lives.
Kingston, Jamaica, 1752Robert Hughes, a lieutenant-and rogue-in the British Royal Navy, is in love with his gorgeous fellow officer, Hal Morgan. Hal only has eyes for their captain-a man who'll never share their inclinations. Night after night aboard the Swiftsure, it kills Robert to listen to Hal's erotic dreams of a man he can't possibly have. Determined to protect his friend, Robert stages a seduction.But Hal demands proof of love before he will submit to the rakish Robert.Mission accepted. After all, how hard could it be to show what's inside his heart? Yet Robert's move to claim Hal's love leads to the threat of exposure, and mortal danger from the French. Will a heart obsessed ever accept defeat?21,000 words
There was no way he had fathered her baby! Carlos Medina knew he couldn't have children. But Lilah Anderson insisted their night together had resulted in her pregnancy. And when she refused to back down, his princely honor demanded he acknowledge his heir. Doctor, dignitary. . . ;Lilah didn't give a hoot about Carlos's royal pedigree! The mom-to-be had never cheated on her lover; she had given him her heart, asking nothing in return. Now, he wanted to marry her-for the sake of their child. Was she asking too much by insisting he give her his love and his ring?
With romantic suggestions to accommodate any budget, this book's clever man/woman angle comes in a gifty flip-book design for those who want to keep romance fresh or to renew love and commitment.
Small-town mechanic Zachary Drake had no illusions about his longtime friendship with winsome, wholesome Karen McKaslin-even after she called off her wedding To The local pastor. Zach simply intended to lend a grease-stained hand and a sympathetic ear to a pal in need, and keep his secret longing to himself. . . . Having narrowly escaped a loveless marriage, Karen was counting her blessings. Now she could transform herself into a woman worthy of being loved for all eternity. She never dreamed Mr. Right was waiting for her on the wrong side of the tracks, praying she'd see in his eyes what he didn't dare say. . . .
Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey's His Illegal Self crackles with passionate, electrifying prose and characters that leap off the page and into your psyche. Utterly captivating. It is 1972 and Ché, a precocious seven-almost-eight-year-old boy, leads a rather bourgeois life on Park Avenue with his eccentric grandmother. His parents are young radicals in hiding from the FBI - he has never even met his father and he last saw his mother at the age of two. Ché is ecstatic when a woman called Dial - who he believes is his mother - appears at his front door to take him out for lunch. They skip the meal and Dial whisks Ché off on a serpentine adventure, luring him with the promise of a big "surprise" and the idea that he has finally found someone to love. Eventually they find themselves stranded on a turbulent hippie commune in Australia, a lonely boy and a reluctant kidnapper with no one to rely on but each other.His Illegal Self is a love story like no other. Simultaneously sinister and endearing, the incomparable perspectives and vividness of the characters' voices are mesmerizing. It is impossible not to be moved by the openness and innocence of this young boy, and by his willingness and inherent need to love and to trust anyone and everyone as he seeks out his parents.From the Hardcover edition.
"A strong and positive self-image is intensely desired in today's self-centered world. But is such an image an important or even legitimate quest for the Christian, who is commanded to forget self in order to glorify God and serve others? In His Image ... My Image, Josh McDowell turns to the Bible to show that Christians actually serve God and others in the best manner possible once they have realized and experienced the high worth they possess in the mind and heart of God. But, are being made in the image of God (His Image) and consistently living that reality (My Image) two different things? Relating both personal experiences and those of others, Josh examines how a poor view of self is often molded in early childhood. Then he shows how the heavenly viewpoint of who we are -- our only basis for a true self-image -- can take root in a Christian's heart and mind."
The God revealed in the Bible loves us and has a wonderful plan for us. For us to experience God's nearness, we must have a right understanding of who He is. Today's world offers many alternative "gods" to whom we can pray: Allah, Buddha, a Higher Power, and even our "higher self"! There is only one true God and He exists as Three Persons in One, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We accept by faith what the Bible tells us about God and that He sent His Son to die for us on the cross so we may have an intimate and right relationship with God.The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He possesses all of the attributes of God.
The bodyguardThe last person Austin Smith wanted to guard was a pregnant woman. Especially one he'd been in love with. But he was duty bound to watch over Tarini Schaskylavitch; he'd promised his buddy-and Tarini's ambassador fiancé-that he'd protect her and her royal heir as his own. No matter what the cost.The bewitching beautyWith a price on her head, Tarini had no choice but to turn to Austin-a man she'd loved and once betrayed-for safety. Not only was her life at stake, so was her unborn child's. But while supposedly devoted to one man, Tarini was deceiving another. What would Austin do if he discovered the precious secret she was carrying?
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