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Living with her family in India, young Bess Crawford's curiosity about this exotic country sometimes leads her into trouble.One day she slips away from the cantonment to visit the famous seer in a nearby village. Before this woman can finish telling her fortune, Bess is summoned back for an afternoon tea with the Maharani, a close friend of her parents'. The seer's last words are a warning about forthcoming danger that Bess takes as the usual patter. But this visit by the Maharani has ominous overtones that mark it as more than a social call. Her husband has political enemies, and she has come to ask Bess's father, Major Crawford, for help.As the Maharani is leaving, Bess notices that there is something amiss with the royal entourage. Major Crawford must set out after them--but will he be in time?And what will happen to Bess, and the household left behind, when a vicious assassin circles back to take hostages?Here is an extraordinary glimpse into the childhood of the Bess Crawford we know from her service in the Great War.
Biography of the famous Indian leader who preached non-violence. Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people, this biography series focuses on the leaders, scientists, and icons who shaped our world. Each biography includes a glossary, timeline, and illustrations.
The In World History series is a unique combination of biography and history. <BR>Each title in the series depicts a significant, fascinating historical event or era in dramatic detail while featuring a person of that event or era.
First published in 1993, Dennis Dalton's iconoclastic account of Gandhi's political and intellectual development gained prominence for its balance and extensive research, as well as its portrayal of Gandhi as a deeply human and complex force. Focusing on the leader's two signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement (or salt satyagraha) of 1930 and the Calcutta fast of 1947, Dalton makes clear that Gandhi's lifelong career in national politics gave him the opportunity to develop and refine his ideals. He controversially concludes with a comparison of Gandhi's methods and the strategies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, proposing a fascinating juxtaposition that not only enriches the biography of all three figures but also proves Gandhi's relevance to the study of race and political leadership in America. A new afterword situates Gandhi within the "clash of civilizations" debate, identifying the implications for continuing nonviolent protests. Dalton also conducts an extensive overview of Gandhian studies and includes a detailed chronology of events in Gandhi's life and leadership.
A glimpse into the life and consciousness of women of three generation and of the men around them, in a North Indian middle-class family.
Anna Nowell loves her job-living rent-free in a fabulous mansion for an absentee landlord has perks she'd never imagined. But when her boss returns, her dream job is in jeopardy-unless Anna can convince him she's indispensable! Wealthy, cultured Donovan Barrett was a renowned physician until the tragic death of his son. Grief-stricken, he craves solitude. Consorting with the help isn't on his agenda, but Anna, with her compassion and laughter, has a way of changing all his plans and bringing him back to life when he thought he'd never love again.
In New Orleans's historic Garden District, life is all about attending the right parties, impressing the right people, and making the right amount of money (a lot!). It's an attitude fifty-nine-year-old Charlotte LaRue has never really understood. She leads a quiet, simple, practical life. Business is booming at her housecleaning service, Maid-for-a-Day. Everything's perfect. Well, almost everything. . . Charlotte doesn't mind polishing silver, scrubbing toilets, or dusting bookcases--but she can't stand dealing with her rich clients' dirty laundry. And when it comes to the much-talked-about Dubuisson family, there's an awful lot of it--especially since Jackson Dubuisson was found murdered in his study. Surrounded by possible suspects and hounded by a tenacious police detective, Charlotte wishes she could stick to her own policy of staying out of clients' personal business. Problem is, she's never been able to walk away from a mess. And this is the biggest one she's ever seen. . .
For single mom Sophie Penazzi, accepting a housekeeping job at handsome Jeb Washington's ranch is a fresh start for her and six-month-old Brady. More comfortable with a baby on her hip, dough on her apron and flour in her hair, Sophie knows she is nothing like the glamerous women who inhabit Jeb's world. Her welcome from the taciturn rancher is far from warm. . . but that doesn't stop Sophie wishing she could be more than a maid in Montana!
Mary Anne agrees to do some housework for Mrs. Towne, an elderly neighbor who had been giving her sewing lessons, but Mary Anne soon realizes that she has become a maid.
When she's very, very bad... Gina Carrington knows exactly how to have fun! But when she sleeps with her friend's brother, the off-limits Carter, she quickly discovers she's overstepped the mark. ...life is so much more fun! Years later, Gina sees Carter again to prepare for her friend's wedding, and she can't help but wonder what the harm would be in one more night.... He's available, gorgeous and behind that laid-back Southern charm there's a wild side even she can't tame! But Gina has secrets which she can't hide forever-will their chemistry be strong enough to keep Carter by her side when her secrets come to light?
In the fresh spring of Elizabeth I's reign...Against the pageantry of the Virgin Queen's coronation, an ambitious young courtier and a quietly determined maid of honor struggle for life...and love!As a maid of honor to the Queen, Penelope Jermaine must avoid the pitfalls of Court life-unwary speech and unguarded emotions could prove fatal. A young woman's reputation must be above suspicion, so she has to tread carefully when Oliver Woodville promises more than mere friendship. Then a shadowy threat menaces Penelope and Oliver...and even the Queen herself.The Elizabethan SeasonGlory and tragedy, love and betrayal in the Age of Elizabeth
She will not surrender. . . . As heiress to the MacDougall clan, Lara, Maid of Lorne, knows that when she marries it will not be for love-but never dreams it will be used as punishment. When Robert the Bruce takes control of her castle home, Lara is forced to wed the Bruce's man, Sebastien of Cleish. Loyal to her clan, she vows she will not surrender to this bold warrior. But beneath his chain mail and armor lies the heart of a chivalrous, brave knight willing to entice, to woo, to make Lara his true wife-in every way. Could the man who stole her virtue, her home and her family give her a future in his arms?
[from the back cover] "India Hayes is a lot of things--starving artist, college librarian, daughter of liberal activists, sister of an emotionally fragile mathematician--but she's about to step into the most challenging role of her life: amateur sleuth. Childhood friend Olivia Blocken is in town to wed her bodybuilder fiance with India as a reluctant attendant. India's brother, Mark, still carries a torch for the bride, who once broke his heart and sent his life into a tailspin. And when Olivia turns up dead at Martin College, all evidence points to him."
All work and no play keeps Tori Stewart out of trouble. She's had enough of hot men leaving her burned. But with a young son to raise and a new house in need of serious organization, she'll take help from anyone with talent. Even infuriatingly sexy Seth Lewis whose "talents" are a lot more exotic than dusting and sweeping!From tidying houses to dancing in the hottest strip club in town, former military hero Seth will do anything to pay his brother's medical bills. Even take a job with the one woman who seems immune to his charms. Can he handle being Tori's employee-and being just friends, too-when all he can think about is getting dirty with her?For love-'em-and-leave-'em Seth, pursuing a woman who's made for marriage is a game-changer. But when it comes to the role of husband he's the only man for the job!
Yorkshire Coast, 1344After paying a hefty bride-price for Lady Matilda of Glen Rising, Simon of Longford is furious when her father reneges on the agreement. Prepared to fight for what is rightfully his, Simon journeys to the earl's stronghold-and stumbles upon the lady herself alone in the forest. He had been seeking only a suitable mother for his daughter and a dowry to reinforce his keep-he never expected his betrothed to be such a bold beauty. Now, he intends to hold Matilda captive until her father honors the wedding contract. But he cannot guarantee she will still be a maid come morning...
Pies! Cakes! Turnovers! Truffles! And more! Delicious recipes which are easy to make thanks to the author's desire to bring yummy and beautiful desserts into our homes.
A motherless girl with very wealthy dad struggles to recover from surgery. Her depression finds relief as she makes new and unlikely friends and shares new adventures with them.
He was wise, strong, and brave. His destiny was to be king. She was young, beautiful, a warrior princess. Her destiny was to love him. But when first they met, it was not as princess and king -- it was as man and woman only, consumed by a passion so sudden, so deep that the very world exploded with one kiss. Only later, with his touch still burning on her lips, did Jura discover that the knight of her secret tryst had been none other than the hated Prince Rowan! Rowan, who had returned from far-away England to usurp her brother's throne...Rowan, who vowed to unite the wild clans under his rule. Furious, Jura swore her enmity to the golden-haired prince whose glorious visage tormented her days and haunted her nights. But nothing would stop Rowan from ruling over the warring tribes...and nothing would stop him from winning the fierce and lovely Jura as his bride, his Queen, his love....
Gillian Haxham Soon Learned Her New Lord Was More Wedded To Revenge Than To HerFor Nicholas de Laci had sworn to exact payment for the sins of her uncle. Why, then, did his eyes belie his words, speaking naught of retribution-but promising nights of love?Fate had sent Nicholas de Laci the perfect bride to fill the aching need in his soul. With her tainted blood, Gillian Hexham would at last satisfy the raw hunger that near consumed him...but only in way he could never imagine!
Third in a new series of standalone adventures about the clerics of the Forgotten Realms world. Maiden of Pain is the third title in a new Forgotten Realms novel series focusing specifically on priests, the popular D&D® game iconic class also known as clerics. Each title will chronicle priests loyal to a different deity in the Forgotten Realms pantheon. Like the preceding series The Rogues, each novel in The Priests series is written as a stand-alone adventure, allowing new readers an easy entry point into the Forgotten Realms world.AUTHOR BIO: KAMERON FRANKLIN was picked to write this novel as a result of an open call for proposals that resulted in 500 submissions. Franklin's was determined to be the best submission, and he was offered a contract for the novel. This is his first novel.
Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins is back, in this tragic, personal follow up to Poison Heart. After an all-night high school Halloween party, a young girl was found dead of an apparent suicide at the foot of Maiden Rock. Now Claire is faced with a growing trend in her rural town'meth labs, doped-up teenagers, and young girls just looking for a way to escape their small-town lives.
In Ireland, a young, thoroughly modern American woman has inherited a charming eighteenth-century townhouse, and an unforeseen destiny. Maura Finnegan is utterly taken with the quaint, romantic nature of her new home on Merrion Square...as well as the dashing, elegant ghost who lives there. Lingering to solve the mystery surrounding his death, the apparition appeals to Maura for help in his desperate quest, and unknowingly leads her to Donal Byrne, the extraordinarily handsome man who holds the long-buried secret. Maura's about to discover the compelling history behind her own Irish roots...and a love that transcends the barriers of time.
FEUDING FAMILIESThe Medwins and the La Vallons were longtime enemies. After Silas La Vallon's sister was taken by the Medwins, the wealthy merchant had no choice but to retaliate and abduct Medwin's daughter Isolde. Held captive in his house, then taken abroad to Belgium, the beautiful hellion softened to Silas's sweet words and gentle kisses during the long days and longer nights. But Isolde could not forget he was a La Vallon and she was a Medwin. Theirs was a love that could never be....
A hellish setting... a hijacked busload of schoolgirls ... a brilliantly conceived, utterly amoral and unpredictable killer named Lou Handy... plus a rapist with a taste for young girls ... and Arthur Potter, head of the FBI rescue team who must negotiate with Handy while fending off ravenous reporters, gung-ho local militia, and a spy in the house.
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