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Although encouraged to apply to colleges, Brianna Pelletier, a mathematically-gifted high school senior with cystic fibrosis, dwells on her mortality and the unfairness of life.
Sarah Radcliffe's quiet Christmas back in her hometown will be lost if she agrees to direct the church's Christmas pageant. But when she meets two little boys determined to gain their father's attention, Sarah agrees to help. Then she discovers that the dad in question is Gregory Jones, the man she loved and lost. The single dad is working himself to the bone to give his boys the Christmas of their dreams, when all they want is some family time. Time that includes a new mommy. If Sarah can learn to open her heart, she may receive the most wonderful present of all--a family of her own.
Kristianna Harrington always dreamed of a Christmas wedding. After two broken engagements, she's content to forget romance and run her Christmas shop in Jingle Bells, Arkansas. She thinks her biggest fear is making it down the aisle as maid of honor in her best friend's Christmas wedding. When her beloved Jingle Bells is threatened, she struggles to sort through her jumbled feelings concerning the handsome lawyer hired to change the town name and her childhood sweetheart who has returned just in time to come to her aid. Will her heart discover the truth before both her town and her Christmas spirit is extinguished?
When Gabe Rodriguez took the job of deputy sheriff in the small town of Forever, Texas, he thought he'd be bored. So he's shocked the morning he discovers a car teetering on the edge of a deep ravine with an unconscious woman at the wheel. Gabe makes a daring rescue, but when the woman awakes, her memory is wiped clean.Gabe may call her his Christmas "Angel," but in her eyes, he's the one who is truly heaven-sent. Gabe's given her a whole new life, and she is haunted by the feeling that this is the happiest she's ever been. Though Gabe is trying to help Angel recover her memory, she's willing to leave it all behind her and start fresh with him at her side. But when her past finally catches up to her, Angel could lose everything, including Gabe.
This Christmas will change Andrew Farmer's life forever.Andrew can't remember the last time he spent Christmas away from work. The end of the year is crunch time for literary agents. But when your career is your life, your life starts to suffer . . . beginning with your marriage.When a heart-wrenching accident in a Christmas Eve snowstorm jars this high-powered agent from his obsession with success, a Christmas miracle will give him a second chance at love, life, and gratitude, but only if he can put aside his own ambition and learn to appreciate each moment.Sometimes it takes a tragedy to change a man's life--and to teach him to treat every day as if it were his last.
Since the death of his claimed mate, the only thing that's kept Luc St. Just's heart beating is his quest for vengeance. His contempt for rogue vampires runs deep. So when a mysterious woman is brutally attacked, Luc's protective instincts-and his will to live-are suddenly reawakened....As a werewolf who can't shape-shift, Dani Makar wants only to lead a "normal" life. But when the magnetically seductive Luc risks his life to save hers, Dani is torn between everything she believes...and an unstoppable, soul-deep desire.Fiercely drawn to each other, these two sworn enemies fall into a passionate alliance. But evil's wrath cannot be underestimated, nor its ability to destroy....
Whether by birth, by chance, or even by default, the people in these two full-length novels find their path to parenthood in unexpected ways. Reissue.
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen's The Forever Dream, a novel that Johanna Lindsey calls "a dynamite love story," an extraordinary man promises nothing less than love without end. Jared Ryker is a gifted genetic scientist. But the brilliant recluse has never found anyone he can share his life with--until he meets Tania Orlinov, the incomparable prima ballerina and Soviet defector who expresses the exquisite beauty of love in a way that only dance can reveal. But Tania has no interest in love, which only fuels Jared's attraction, one that grows into an obsession. As Jared gets closer to Tania, he is torn between compassion and overpowering desire. When their passion flares, they both are stunned by its depth and intensity. But their private fantasy is shattered by powerful forces that are determined to seize control of Jared's research, which holds the key to an astonishing secret. As a deadly confrontation looms, Jared and Tania prepare to fight for their lives--and for the freedom to build a future in each other's arms. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Flirting with Disaster, Taking Shots, and Long Simmering Spring.
Morning Star knew it was her duty as an Oglala princess to join with a warrior of her tribe. After all, she was the granddaughter of the revered Gray Eagle, and her father was the great Chief Sun Cloud. But the moment she gazed into the sky-blue eyes if Joseph Lawrence, she realized he was fated to be in her life-circle. For he was the man of legend, the white man who would lead her tribe to peace. He was also the lover who would stir her soul with forbidden desires. Together they would know a great destiny... and an everlasting love!
Seeking a fresh start, widow Rachel Walker headed west. She never expected a freak Nevada storm--or the rugged Sam Thorne to rescue her. With a broken arm and a young son to care for, Rachel is depending on the kindness of the handsome stranger. The gruff small-town vet isn't thrilled Rachel and Danny have invaded his well-ordered life. But with Rachel's strong spirit and gentle faith, the walls around Sam's barren heart soon come tumbling down. Can they both put their painful pasts behind them and join together as a forever family?Previously Published.
Seeking a fresh start, widow Rachel Walker headed west. She never expected a freak Nevada storm--or the rugged Sam Thorne to rescue her. With a broken arm and a young son to care for, Rachel is depending on the kindness of the handsome stranger. The gruff small-town vet isn't thrilled Rachel and Danny have invaded his well-ordered life. But with Rachel's strong spirit and gentle faith, the walls around Sam's barren heart soon come tumbling down. Can they both put their painful pasts behind them and join together as a forever family?
A charming book of poetry about getting older in this modern age. Viorst's humor is the deft answer to the stress of becoming "over fifty".
Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children's books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller Necessary Losses; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year. Now Judith Viorst looks at what it's like to be (gulp) fifty. Writing with the warmth and authenticity that have become her trademarks, Viorst once again demonstrates her uncanny ability to transform our daily realities into poems that make us laugh with recognition. Whether her subject is the decline of the body ("It's hard to be devil-may-care/When there are pleats in your derrière") or future aspirations ("Before I go, I'd like to have high cheekbones./I'd like to talk less like New Jersey, and more like Claire Bloom"), she always speaks directly to our condition. Her funny, compassionate poems shed a reassuring light on the fine art of aging, and will delight anyone who is now (or forever) fifty.
Tuan examines the salience and meaning of ethnicity for later generation Chinese and Japanese Americans, and asks how the racialized ethnic experience differs from the white ethnic experience. She interviewed 95 middle-class Chinese and Japanese Californians and analyzed the importance of ethnic and racial identities, and the concept of becoming a "real" American for both Asian and white ethnics. She asked her subjects about their early memories and experiences with Chinese/Japanese culture, their current lifestyles and emerging cultural practices, their experiences with racism and discrimination, and their attitudes toward current Asian immigration.
4 girls creating 1 voice . . . will anyone be heard? Paulina, Miko, Tally, and Ivy are four extraordinarily different seventh-graders. Paulina is 100% Type A. Miko is a fashionista. Tally is a theater queen. And Ivy - well, Ivy's the new girl at school. The four girls get tossed together to create a school magazine - by girls, for girls - in a competition to get funding for a new school program. But it seems like they'll never agree on anything. And just when they begin to make headway, their biggest rival - the athletes - threatens their progress. As the four girls try to complete the first issue of their magazine, and create a corresponding blog, they start to wonder if they can get past their labels and give all the girls in school a way to speak up. .
When the Forever War was published in the early 1980s it took the science fiction field by storm and won both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. Twenty years later Haldeman published Forever Peace which won the same two awards. Now in Forever Free, Haldeman continues his exploration of the nature of war, the meaning of life and the value of freedom. this is a remarkable series and a remarkable book.
From one of our most distinguished historians, a new examination of the vitally important years of Emancipation and Reconstruction during and immediately following the Civil War-a necessary reconsideration that emphasizes the era's political and cultural meaning for today's America. In Forever Free, Eric Foner overturns numerous assumptions growing out of the traditional understanding of the period, which is based almost exclusively on white sources and shaped by (often unconscious) racism. He presents the period as a time of determination, especially on the part of recently emancipated black Americans, to put into effect the principles of equal rights and citizenship for all.Drawing on a wide range of long-neglected documents, he places a new emphasis on the centrality of the black experience to an understanding of the era. We see African Americans as active agents in overthrowing slavery, in helping win the Civil War, and-even more actively-in shaping Reconstruction and creating a legacy long obscured and misunderstood. Foner makes clear how, by war's end, freed slaves in the South built on networks of church and family in order to exercise their right of suffrage as well as gain access to education, land, and employment.He shows us that the birth of the Ku Klux Klan and renewed acts of racial violence were retaliation for the progress made by blacks soon after the war. He refutes lingering misconceptions about Reconstruction, including the attribution of its ills to corrupt African American politicians and "carpetbaggers," and connects it to the movements for civil rights and racial justice.Joshua Brown's illustrated commentary on the era's graphic art and photographs complements the narrative. He offers a unique portrait of how Americans envisioned their world and time.Forever Free is an essential contribution to our understanding of the events that fundamentally reshaped American life after the Civil War-a persuasive reading of history that transforms our sense of the era from a time of failure and despair to a threshold of hope and achievement.
Come Back to Hope Springs, Where Friendships Last a Lifetime The women of Hope Springs Community Church have weathered some pretty fierce storms. Now their friendships are tested again when one of their own is leaving. Join Louise, Jessie, Charlotte, Beatrice, and Margaret for a farewell that Hope Springs will never forget.
The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one's heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us. Amanda and her husband, David, feel fortunate to be raising their son and daughter in the close-knit community of ex-pats on Grand Cayman Island, an idyllic place for children to grow up. Their firstborn, Sally, has always listened to her heart, deciding at age four that she would rather be called Clover and then, a few years later, falling in love with her best friend, James. But the comforting embrace of island life can become claustrophobic for adults, especially when they are faced with difficult situations. At the same time that Clover falls in love with James, Amanda realizes that she has fallen out of love with David . . . and that she is interested in someone else. While Amanda tries to navigate the new path her heart is leading her down, Clover finds, much to her dismay, that James seems to be growing away from her. And when they leave the island for boarding school--James to England and Clover to Scotland--she feels she may have lost him for good. As Clover moves on to university, seldom seeing James but always carrying him in her heart, she finds herself torn between a desire to go forward with her life and the old feelings that she just can't shed. Through the lives of Clover and James, and Amanda and David, acclaimed storyteller Alexander McCall Smith tells a tale full of love and heartbreak, humor and melancholy, that beautifully demonstrates the myriad ways in which love shapes our lives.From the Hardcover edition. in Scotland.From the Hardcover edition.
Omnibus containing a trilogy: Dawn of a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight.
Brenna Kelly just took that fateful walk down the aisle. . . as maid of honor at her best friend's wedding. But when the bride's a no-show, Brenna suddenly has to cope with a runaway wedding. . . and her own runaway feelings for the jilted groom. Dr. Josh Towers is sexy, gorgeous and strictly off-limits. And that includes his adorable twin boys. Being dumped by his fiancÉe could be the best thing that's ever happened to Josh. Especially when he's so attracted to the curvaceous maid of honor. Brenna is the woman Josh wants, to have and to hold for a lifetime. With all of Cloverville watching, will the single father meet his bride at the altar after all?
With unraveled embroidery and fraying hems, the Traveling Pants are back for one last, glorious summer.Lena: Immerses herself in her painting and an intoxicating summer fling, fearing that the moment she forgets about Kostos will be the moment she sees him again.Carmen: Falls under the spell of a sophisticated college friend for whom a theatrical role means everything and the heritage of the Pants means nothing.Bridget: Joins a dig for an ancient city on the coast of Turkey and discovers that her archaeology professor is available in every way except one.Tibby: Leaves behind someone she loves, wrongly believing he will stay where she has left him.Join Ann Brashares's beloved sisterhood once again in a dazzling, fearless novel. It's a summer that will forever change the lives of Lena, Carmen, Bee, and Tibby, here and now, past and future, together and apart.From the Hardcover edition.
Bare Naked Designs, #1 How far would you go to hold on to forever? Martina Jackson spent the last two years running from her past. Through the practice of Holistic Medicine she has meticulously transformed into a self-fulfilled woman, with one tiny exception...hot, steamy sex with no strings. While she waits for the job offer of a lifetime, why not quench her sexual desires with an eager man willing to push her to the limit? What she doesn't plan for is, the fling is exactly what she's been running from. Rob Taylor has been waiting his whole life to find the woman he can call forever. He didn't expect to find her in his parents' living room wearing nothing but white lace and stockings. When he overhears her discussing her secret sexual fantasies, Rob decides to give her what she's been missing. As they play out each fantasy he connects with Martina on a deeper level, confirming what he knew the very first moment he heard her voice...that she is the one he's been waiting for. WARNING: Explicit sex, ménage and the use of Holistic Medicine as foreplay. 34,119 Words