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A passionate, rich, and wonderfully moving romance from RITA Award-winning author Laura Lee Guhrke.
"Tell me what you want, Allie. Tell me what you want me to do." She was breathing hard, panting. "Touch me," she whispered. "Where?" His voice was rough. "Everywhere." Allie Campbell is determined to take care of her family, no matter the cost. But when her father loses their home to British tycoon Trevor Blake, Allie finds herself forced to plead for more time to pay off the loan...and if she has to use her own body as collateral, then so be it. Trevor isn't moved by Allie's story. But when Allie impulsively offers to do anything to keep the house, he's intrigued enough to raise the stakes: for the next two months, she must cater to his every need, no matter how depraved. To his amazement, she agrees. Allie has no intention of enjoying her time with the arrogant, domineering Brit, but it doesn't take long before he's got her aching for his touch-and he'll do whatever it takes to make her beg...
To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George Washington as a military and political leader and a man whose statue-like solidity concealed volcanic energies and emotions. Here is the impetuous young officer whose miraculous survival in combat half-convinced him that he could not be killed. Here is the free-spending landowner whose debts to English merchants instilled him with a prickly resentment of imperial power. We see the general who lost more battles than he won and the reluctant president who tried to float above the partisan feuding of his cabinet. His Excellency is a magnificent work, indispensable to an understanding not only of its subject but also of the nation he brought into being.
1918 Pulitzer Prize Winner. At sixty, Roger Gale looks at how his family -- his three daughters in particular -- respond to the changing times. He sees a little bit of himself in each of them.
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!
From the moment Summer O'Connor laid eyes on him, she knew she was in trouble. Everything about Cameron Lassiter screamed success-from his perfect suit to his perfect smile. Summer knew all about guys like him. What she didn't know was that the high-powered attorney had a soft spot for people in trouble. Cam was more than happy to work with the beautiful social worker on a difficult case. Unfortunately Summer had a strict rule: Never mix business with pleasure. But the drop-dead gorgeous Lassiter with a heart of gold had a way of charming a woman once he got her in his arms....
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. . .
You Can Go Home Again A stint as ranch manager on the Circle P may be the perfect way for Hank Judd to reconnect with his ten-year-old daughter. And selling his former girlfriend's family ranch will provide the cash he needs to restart his failed real-estate business. He just has to resist falling for the girl next door all over again. Kelly Tompkins needs to sell her grandfather's ranch quickly to pay for his medical expenses and get back to Texas before she loses her chance at a promotion. Hank is the last person she wants to see, but she can't deny she needs his help. But spending time with the boy who let her down twelve years ago may unearth a heartache that has never truly healed....
More romantic mischief among the gentlemen and ladies of Regency England is in store in the concluding novel of Warrens sprightly new trilogy. Original.
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!
"This is all a big chess game to you, and I the convenient pawn..." Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis was never able to forget beautiful heiress Mattie Whitaker. And now, ten years of delicious tension later, Nic finally has her right where he wants her. Mattie's once powerful family dynasty now lies in ruin, and only Nic can offer them a solution-a solution with vows! She might not have a choice, but Mattie refuses to be the sacrificial queen to his king. But Nic's slow, deliberate seduction wears down his new bride, and the word "checkmate" lies on his lips like a promise.
"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)
The marriage game... Walking down the aisle toward striking but cold CEO Chase Whitaker was never meant to be Zara Elliot's fate. But to safeguard the family business, she'll have to play along... Chase is only interested in one thing-his own dark game of revenge against Zara's father. The one thing he hadn't counted on? Zara's charm and natural beauty unsettling his rock-hard defenses. But their wedding night proves to be a game changer, and they both realize they're in over their heads. Losing is never an option for Chase...but winning suddenly takes on a very different meaning!
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.
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. . . .
This forever is off to a rocky start! Meeting Tess Ullo is definitely a sign life's improving for Graham Naquin. After their spectacular night together, he knows there's a lot more to explore between them! Good thing he's aced the interview that will bring him home to New Orleans, his young daughter and Tess. Too bad things don't go the way Graham hoped. That job he lands running a float-building company? Tess thought it was hers so she quits to work for the competition. As they face off in business, he admires her talent...and keeps thinking she's the one for him. Now he has to persuade her!
For evangelical Christians, the experiences that bring them to accept Jesus as their personal Savior are among the most significant of their spiritual lives. In sharing these stories with one another they have become the touchstone of the Christian social experience. In His Forever, the first collection of such testimonials, ordinary men and women describe the extraordinary stories of their coming to Christ. This moving and inspiring anthology gives voice to the transforming power of the conversion experience for Christians everywhere--and the lasting effect of Jesus on their lives.
Of course I pray, but. . . I don't think God wants to speak to me. Many women today feel that troubling uncertainty about their relationship with God. In His Gentle Voice, best-selling author Judith Couchman helps women recognize the still, small voice of the One who loves us and speaks to us in everyday life. Combining personal stories and practical teaching, Couchman guides women in recognizing the many subtle but important ways-conversations with friends, Scripture reading, life's circumstances, prayer, and even silence-we can hear God's gentle, unmistakable voice.
Under the guidance of the Almighty, Gracie has forgiven former fiance, Dillian, and her best friend Kendra for their past betrayals. Gracie's husband, Marcus, has been a blessing by understanding the relationships and accepting the friendship of the now married Dillian and Kendra. When tragedy strikes one of the young couples, past hurts resurface that need to be resolved, and Gracie's desire to help the other couple threatens her own marriage. Only relationships based on unconditional love and faith will give them the strength to believe in God's will.
Matthew MacEwen finds the Blue Ridge Mountains a peaceful perfect home for an artist. . .until the day a plane crash destroys his calm. While pulling a young girl from the blazing wreckage, he irreparably scars his hands-and his future. When she is pronounced dead, can Matthew find a reason to go on? Sixteen-year-old Christine Norwood nearly died in the burning wreckage. . .even after a courageous young man intervened. She, too, is left with emotional scars and longs to find the man who gave her a second chance. When she does find him, six years later, Christine sees not a victorious hero but a man as turbulent as the waters ' ' of the Nantahala River. Does she dare identify herself to this broken artist, whose life was shattered by his brave deed? If Christine reveals her past to Matthew, how will he respond? Will he reject her? Or might the two find hope to overcome their fiery trials together? The Veteran novelist lives in the heart of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. The founder of the Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference, she is the recipient of numerous /awards, including The Dwight L Moody Award for Excellence in Christian Literature as well as The National Reader's Choice and Booksellers' Best awards from the Romance Writers of America.
This book strives to enter an often mirky world, of fathers and their lesbian daughters. Throughout this book of stories and poems, one can easily glimpse the love these talented young women have for their fathers, even if the fathers do not aprove of the daughters' lifestyles.
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?
Olivia and Jason's wedding never took place. . . . Seven years later, Olivia returns to the homestead she inherited to discover Jason is the estate manager-and his daughter has the run of the house! Should she send them packing? Or can Jason soften her with his love?
Making Annalise smile...Cruise ship doctor Annalise Walcott travels from port to port with no ties to anyone-relationships cause nothing but heartache. So when Greek god Niko Christopoulos catches her eye she's determined to steer clear!Dynamic doc Niko is on board for some R & R. The R might not stand for romance, but a summer fling could be the perfect distraction. Annalise plays it cool on the surface, but Niko will enjoy discovering her hidden depths and awakening the beautiful woman hidden beneath....
What no one would ever know and what Hoyt Donovan would never suspect, was that she'd fallen in love with him that night five years ago. Completely and irrevocably.