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But Cecile is not completely convinced he's the right man for her -- even though the rest of her family approves. And when she meets Raul Montalvan -- a mysterious Argentinian -- she knows she has to break the engagement. Not that she really expects anything to happen with Raul. . . Because as attractive as he is -- and as attracted as they are to each other -- she senses his reasons for being in the Outback are not at all good. . . .
Part of Prometheus books' "Concepts in Human Sexuality" series, this book is an autobiography of a man who is sexually attracted to horses.
When Larry McMurtry's classic novel of the post-World War II era was originally published in 1961, it created a sensation in Texas literary circles. Never before had a writer portrayed the contemporary West in conflict with the Old West in such stark, realistic, unsentimental ways. "Horseman, Pass By," on which the film "Hud" is based, tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson, Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather's strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism. Memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make "Horseman, Pass By" vintage McMurtry.
Heartbreak CanyonTHEIR LOVE KNEW NO BOUNDS....He'd adored her from afar, quietly, desperately, until he swept her off her feet and took her away just before she wed the wrong man. But their guilt followed them until it wrenched them apart....Yet beautiful Shay Stephens never could get Easy Rafferty out of her mind-or her heart. So when the half-Cherokee ex-rodeo star returned to Heartbreak broken, bitter and hell-bent on living in merciless solitude, Shay vowed to help Easy reclaim his life and his pride-and prove to him that home was right there in her arms.The men of Heartbreak live by their own rules-protect the land, honor the family...and never let a good woman go!
The Cowboy Meets His Match Everything Gideon Thornton has worked for is in jeopardy, all because of one stubborn woman. Evelyn Montgomery insists that Gideon's new claim from the Oklahoma Land Rush legally belongs to her. Both refuse to budge-even when the law says that until their dispute is settled, they must share the land. Their family feud has taught Evelyn that Thortons can't be trusted. Yet day by day Gideon's thoughtfulness to Evelyn, and especially to her young son, shows the real truth. A truth that may mean the end of her claim...and the start of a future big enough to encompass both their dreams. Bridegroom Brothers: True love awaits three siblings in the Oklahoma Land Rush
From the moment he first saw his son, ranchman Dylan Greer knew the baby he'd adopted was his in every way that mattered. And no one--not even the beautiful, strong-willed cop who claimed she was the child's mother--was going to change that. Collena Drake swore a criminal ring had stolen her baby and that someone was crossing every line to keep the illegal adoption secret. Now, in order to protect one innocent child, Collena made him a tempting offer: get married and share custody. As a businessman, Dylan thought the plan brilliant. But as a man. . . resisting his "bride," especially as the danger mounted, would be damn near impossible.
After the Civil War devastates their home, the Ballous, a Tennessee horsebreeding family, relocate and start anew in the West where their new neighbors could become lasting friends or tomahawk-toting enemies.
With a deadly judgment from God, Judd's life changes forever. Lionel and the others in Israel try to help, but Judd must endure this trial alone. Vicki and the others at the schoolhouse witness a powerful answer to prayer. Then their worst fears are realized as the Global Community sets a plan in motion to trap believers. Will the kids be forced underground? Follow the Young Trib Force as they struggle to survive and tell others the truth.
When Judy Van Brunt finally decides to leave her cheating husband, she makes immediate plans to quit her teaching job, take the money she inherited from her mother, and run off, leaving a note on her husband's pillow. There is only one problem: Where is she going? During her weekly riding lesson, her instructor makes a suggestion just crazy enough to work--and before she knows it, Judy has a position as a groom at an exclusive North Carolina horse farm. There, she shares an apartment with three remarkable women who also work at the farm, and she puts in long hours caring for the horses in addition to learning the demanding sport of dressage from the farm's owner, a former Olympic champion. Exhausted but fulfilled, she learns for herself that a horse in the barn is worth far more than a husband at home. Her housemates gladly supplement her education with lessons not found in the riding ring, such as how to avoid the farm's snootier patrons and weed out unsavory suitors. Her devotion to horses is far more rewarding than her marriage ever was--after all, horses never lie or cheat, and even the most hot-blooded stallion won't kick her when she's down. Nevertheless, her new life doesn't keep her away from men entirely. She finds her early vow of chastity and cheeseburgers weakening as she is drawn to one especially eligible bachelor. But after a few escapades with studs of the two-legged variety, is she really ready to be with someone? Set against the alternately glamorous and grimy world of competitive horse shows, Horseplay is a jubilant ride.
On a trip to Scotland, the psychotherapist family team of Adele, Deborah, and Thomas McCormick -- pioneers in the psychotherapeutic use of horses -- discovered that early Celtic mysticism held important insights into an equestrian-partnered spirituality. The McCormicks show how to integrate this spirituality with psychology, forming a new, powerful form of healing. Horses and the Mystical Path recounts their memorable journey and the lessons they learned from their amazing equine guides.
Train, care for, and have fun with your horse. If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions
Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions
Beautiful Brisa, with her sunset-pink coat and blonde mane and tail, happily sets out to make the world--and everything in it, including her fellow Wind Dancers--as lovely as she is. Sounds like a plan--that only one horse can love!
Alice Walker has always turned to poetry to express some of her most personal and deeply felt concerns. She has said that her poems--even the happy ones--emerge from an accumulation of sadness, when she stands again "in the sunlight."
In Alice Walker's fourth collection of poetry, simple observations from a life well lived balance an unflinching examination of critical global worries The title of this collection comes from a Native American shaman who, reflecting on the terrible problems brought by white colonizers, nearly forgave them all because with the settlers came horses to the North American Plains. And, indeed, in these poems we find Alice Walker seeking a saving grace even in the most difficult circumstances, and in the hearts of the most brutal oppressors. Here Walker's attention turns toward the small moments and subliminal exchanges between lovers and enemies, even as her verse addresses concerns as vast as the choking of the planet by war and pollution.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
The uproarious tale of the incomparable Gulley Jimson - artist, genius, con man, and aging lover.
Describes the history, breeds, colors, markings, uses and care of the domestic horse.
Meet the Wind Dancers® Four tiny horses with shiny manes and shimmering wings burst from a puff of dandelion seeds! Four magical horses who can fly. BOOK 4: Horses' Night Out What's it like to be out in the dark of night? The three magical fillies and the one colt, who is sure he's going to love the adventure, are about to find out.
Five stories from five different countries and cultures pay homage to the noble animal that has carried humans through history. In lively tales that vary in tone to reflect different cultures, the Hausmans introduce the brave Arabian, the hardy American mustang, a magic humpbacked horse from Russia, a ghostchasing horse from Tahiti, and the heroic Karabair of ancient Armenia. Robert Florczak also uses a variety of styles to capture each country and breed in his arresting paintings. Together, authors and artist have created a distinguished, highly entertaining tribute to those racers and jumpers, warriors and carriers, healers and stealers of the human heart.
There is no denying that the emotional bond between horses and the humans who love them can reach mystical proportions, and nowhere is that relationship more evident than in these twenty-four true-life accounts of horses rescuing people. Many of the stories recount incidents where death or physical injury was imminent and only because a horse intervened are the narrators alive to tell the tale. Other chapters describe that other plane of salvation where contact with a horse through ownership, employment, or a variety of therapeutic programs has restored mental health, peace of mind, and self-esteem. Narrators include a seventeen-year-old Apache youth whom a horse-rescue project retrieved from drug abuse; a mother whose young son was about to be dragged to his death before the horse recognized the child's plight; a Vietnam veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder whose work with horses keeps him on an even keel; and the owner of a Miniature Horse that serves as a "seeing eye" guide animal. As varied as the stories are, all share the same conclusion: "My horse saved my life."
With twenty-one dramatic true stories of courageous, loyal, and loving horses who found their life's purpose, this book reveals the wonders possible when both humans and horses are encouraged and allowed to follow their best instincts. The heroic equines you will meet include: Molly, a pony who survived Hurricane Katrina and the loss of a leg, who spreads her message of hope to disabled children. Her story went viral with coverage on the Internet, in the New York Times, and on the CBS Evening News. Sankofa, an Arabian stallion, who made it possible for social studies teacher Miles J. Dean to complete a cross-country journey in tribute to African American ancestors. Millions of adults and schoolchildren followed their odyssey as Miles and Sankofa made history come alive. Diana, a wild horse of the rare Gila herd, who proved to be a proud and resourceful lead mare who protected her herd and taught the great lesson of forgiveness. Butch, a retired gelding, who showed such an unswerving belief in a profoundly mentally retarded girl that he restored a mother's hopes for her child's future.
The Horse Wise Pony Club riders have been working hard on a precision horseback drill. They'll perform it on Founders' Day to raise money for the needy animals at a nearby shelter. But Lisa, Stevie, and Carole want to do even more.Then Lisa gets the bright idea to set up a tent and read people's fortunes before the drill. The Saddle Club's wildest dreams are fulfilled when nasty Veronica diAngelo enters the tent to learn whether there's romance in her cards. But someone else wants to know the future too--what can the girls predict for a lonely junior rider?
From one of the world's leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life's history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, throughout time. Evolution, it seems, has not completely obliterated its tracks as more advanced organisms have evolved; the history of life on earth is far older--and odder--than many of us realize. Scattered across the globe, these remarkable plants and animals continue to mark seminal events in geological time. From a moonlit beach in Delaware, where the hardy horseshoe crab shuffles its way to a frenzy of mass mating just as it did 450 million years ago, to the dense rainforests of New Zealand, where the elusive, unprepossessing velvet worm has burrowed deep into rotting timber since before the breakup of the ancient supercontinent, to a stretch of Australian coastline with stromatolite formations that bear witness to the Precambrian dawn, the existence of these survivors offers us a tantalizing glimpse of pivotal points in evolutionary history. These are not "living fossils" but rather a handful of tenacious creatures of days long gone. Written in buoyant, sparkling prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously captivating exploration of the world's old-timers combining the very best of science writing with an explorer's sense of adventure and wonder.