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Like a modern-day Scarlett O'Hara, Millicent was born into a Southern world of privilege -- a moneyed environment of homesteads, servants, family tradition, and pride. The halcyon days of her childhood left Millicent ill-prepared for the tragedy that would stalk her family and almost destroy it. Like dark cloak, her father's manic depression shrouds her family in shame, forcing them to leave the home they love and journey into a world of poverty, fear, and danger. Millicent becomes a pawn in her family's struggle for survival, nourished only by her dream of restoring her family's honor. But the journey home is a long one. Millicent must overcome sexual and physical abuse, failed relationships, and a perfectionism that leads to bulimia. As if that were not enough, a freak accident leads her to question her sanity and eventually results in her blindness. And so she must learn to live in a world without light... but, in the end, not without live.
Millie has never seen rural Ontario and is enthralled by the beauty of the lakes. She learns about the country way of living-- which, for a child, includes work as well as play.
The long arm of the law couldn't stretch far enough to catch Sam Winter. But a pair of shapely legs attached to a Texas heiress had stopped him in his tracks. And the last thing he needed was sassy Millie Lively with outrageous notions about "helping" him escape! But the participants in this escapade soon realized they had been captured....LOVE ON THE RUN!
From the Book jacket: First Dog Millie Bush's memoir is a heartwarming look at one dog's life as Presidential best friend. Told with the characteristic modesty associated with Ms. Millie Bush, Millie's Book chronicles a very popular administration from the dog days of the August 19 8 8 Presidential campaign to the dog's heaven of a Camp David hiatus. For the first time, Millie recounts her occasionally circuitous path to the White House, from her arrival in Washington in 1987, through the sometimes lonely days of the campaign, to her establishment of residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and the birth of her six offspring in March 1989 on its second floor. Millie also takes readers through a typically busy day with the President that begins at 6:00 A.M. and includes morning briefings, deliberations in the Oval Office, with occasional short breaks for squirrel hunting. Shunning hounding media attentionshe's a spaniel -Millie also accompanies the First Lady on a tour of the White House from the Rose Garden to the Lincoln Bed room; from the East Room-to the Blue Room. And subtly enlisting her broadening social pedigree, Mille talks about her many friends, who include Gerald Ford, the Jordanian Royal Family, Margaret Thatcher, Clark Clifford, Bjorn Borg, Audrey Hepburn, Sam Donaldson, Billy Graham, and Helen Thomas. Celebrated on the cover of Life, kidded in the pages of Washingtonian magazine, Millie Bush has continued to gain the attention of the nation. Now Millie's Book presents an authorized account not only of the Bushes' White House but also of their home. It was, by the way, helped enormously by the hard work and patience of Barbara Bush. Mildred Kerr Bush lives at the White House, Camp David, and Kennebunkport, Maine.
Millie and her family have a challenging first year on the frontier ? where life and death can be a heartbeat apart, and faith is the only certainty. Millie learns that God always answers prayers, but not always the way we want.
Even a loving husband cannot provide the true security that only comes through faith in God. Not even the frontier has prepared Millie for the rough life of a mining town. When her beloved husband is kidnapped, will her faith falter?
A story of the exciting life and times of Millie Keith, a girl of strong Christian faith growing up on the Indiana frontier in the mid-1800s.
Long Synopsis: Taken from the Back Cover: "Millie Keith, a bright and energetic twelve-year-old living in the charming town of Lansdale, Ohio, in 1833. Her world is about to be turned upside down when her Pappa announces that he is moving the family west to an undeveloped town on the frontier. The eldest daughter of eight lively children, Millie must shoulder responsibility for her mischievous brothers and sisters on the perilous journey and learn to trust God for her uncertain future....Millie's Unsettled Season is the first book in the A Life of Faith: Millie Keith Series, which follows the exciting life and times of Millie Keith. Based on and adapted from Martha Finley's 1876 sequel to the popular Elsie Dinsmore novels, this revised and updated, modern-language edition introduces readers to yet another delightful Christian heroine." The language of this novel is updated and modernized by Kersten Hamilton.
As A Million and One Gods shows, polytheism is considered a scandalous presence in societies oriented to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim beliefs. Yet it persists, even in the West, perhaps because polytheism corresponds to unconscious needs and deeply held values of tolerance, diversity, and equality that are central to civilized societies.
At twenty-two, Alan Corey left his mom's basement in Atlanta and moved to New York City with one goal in mind: to become a millionaire by the time he was thirty. His parents and friends laughed, but six years later they were all celebrating his prosperous accomplishment-at a bar Corey owned in one of Brooklyn's hippest neighborhoods.No, Corey didn't climb the corporate ladder to build his fortune. In fact, he worked the same entry-level 9-to-5 job for six years straight. But by pinching his pennies and making sound investments, he watched a pittance blossom into a seven-digit bank account. In A Million Bucks by 30, Corey recounts his rags-to-riches journey and shares his secrets to success. WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO BECOME FILTHY RICH."What a steal . . . For any entrepreneur the advice in these pages is worth more than a million bucks."-Barbara Corcoran, founder, The Corcoran Group"This is the best personal finance book I've ever read. Part self-help, part brass-tacks money guide; Corey's confessional tales of making it to the million dollar mark are as hilarious as they are helpful."-John Reynolds, writer, The Late Late Show with Craig FergusonFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes a wickedly erotic new novel of innocence, desire, and unbridled pleasure. Delaine Talbot has a secret. When a matter of life and death threatens to tear apart her family, Delaine makes the ultimate sacrifice. She auctions herself off at Chicago's most exclusive erotic club. Now she belongs to Noah Crawford, a wealthy mogul who introduces her to a seductive feast of the senses, awakening desires she only dreamed about. Noah doesn't know why Delaine sold her body for a cool two mil. But it's the perfect business arrangement. The inexperienced beauty will learn to satisfy his every sensual need, yet never touch his heart. Almost immediately their relationship generates heat--in more ways than one. When they fight, they take no prisoners. When they love, they show no mercy. When they're together, they never want to leave each other's arms. But soon, their intense, physical bond will take an unexpected turn--evolving into something neither has bargained for: the promise of a lasting love. Advance praise for A Million Dirty Secrets"Smoldering sex scenes and a cliffhanger ending will have erotica fans panting for more."--Publishers Weekly A Million Dirty Secrets is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?Not Him!Since he'd left the Air Force, Dean Kettering had been living the life of a lone wolf. Then one simple act put him in the middle of a media frenzy, earned him the title of "hero" and a million dollars in his pocket. He didn't want the money-didn't feel he deserved it-but he knew someone who did....Not Her!Laura Sweeney hadn't seen Dean since they'd given in to the simmering passion they'd shared throughout college. He'd walked out of her life then-forever, she'd thought. If she took his money now, she'd have to let him back in...and tell him the truth about her little girl's father.
"In this remarkable collection . . . the spirit of Hemingway lives on." --The Wall Street Journal F. X. Toole knew boxing. Between bouts, he wrote, and two years before his death he published this collection of stories, giving readers an unprecedented look at the gritty life around the ring. He tells of a cutman with a sweet tooth, young fighters with dreams of celebrity, and a talented boxer who goes to Atlantic City for his biggest bout, only to be humiliated by the prejudices of a callous promoter. In "Million $$$ Baby," the inspiration for the Oscar-winning Clint Eastwood film, an aged trainer takes on a female fighter, guiding her through disappointment, pain, and tragedy. And in "Rope Burns," Toole realizes his epic vision, showing that even the purest fighter can succumb to the pressures of the world outside the sport. Throughout these stories, boxing's violence is redeemed by the respect these men and women share, as they strap on gloves and prepare their bodies for the ultimate test. This ebook features an illustrated biography of F. X. Toole including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
A young banker is suspected of stealing one million dollars in Liberty Bonds on a transatlantic journey to New York, and appeals to Hercule Poirot to clear his name. Poirot learns the identities of the three people who hold keys to the locked trunk, but it won't be as easy to identify the true thief...
The Nelson sisters are in a quandry. Their long-lost grandma has offered them each a million bucks if one of them marries her great-nephew. The girls assume he must be a real loser if grandma's going to such lengths to get him hitched. But to humor her, they play a round of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" and the loser goes on a date with him. And so begins a journey of misjudgments, misunderstandings, mistaken identity. . . and unexpected love that leads all three sisters to the altar with their own millionaires in tow. Get all three books inUSA TODAYbestseller Susan Mallery's captivating series for one low price. Bundle includesThe Substitute Millionare, The Unexpected MillionaireandThe Ultimate Millionaire.
Always read the fine print! Tycoon Vincenzo Tomasi needs a new nanny for his niece and nephew by Christmas. And the million-dollar salary on offer will be more tempting than anything in Santa's sack! Audrey Miller already works for Enzo and loves children, and stepping into his family would dramatically help her own. What Audrey doesn't know is that Enzo expects the right candidate to become his wife-and high on the requirements list is sexual compatibility. While she's lusted after her enigmatic boss for years, will innocent Audrey risk everything to explore her irresistible attraction in the most unlikely interview process ever?
LASSOING LOVE!For Josie Quinn, the Alpine Angels were more than a girl-power charity team-they were her family. One she feared losing. On her mission to keep them together and raise money for an ailing orphan girl, Josie fell for a hard-bodied cowboy with a sexy smile, and a hint of sadness in his bedroom eyes.Tommy Ray Bartel wasn't looking for romance-he had to make $1 million for his son and couldn't allow desire and affection to distract him. Love had betrayed him before. But Josie wouldn't give up her first love without a fight-even if she lost her heart in the battle....
Picking up where The Million Dollar Deception left off, Freddy Ford knocks on Nate Kenny's door, storms into the house, and shoots both Nate and his ex-wife Monica. But he doesn't stop there--Freddy manages to escape with little Nathaniel, Nate and Monica's adopted son. Though Nate is expected to survive the brutal attack, Monica is left in a coma. When Lewis Waters--Freddy's best friend and Layla's actual father--visits the hospital to see Monica, Nate bargains with him: if Lewis can get Freddy arrested, Nate will give him back his little girl. Meanwhile, Daphanie Coleman, the woman Nate had planned to marry before he sought revenge on Monica, rushes to Nate's side. By chance, she meets Lewis while visiting Monica's bedside, and the two devise a plan to both get what they want.
R. M. Johnson, the Essence bestselling author of Dating Games and The Harris Family, delivers an absorbing and provocative new novel about the lowdown schemes and broken dreams that follow a fractured marriage. Successful business entrepreneur Nate Kenny is thrilled to get married to the beautiful and intelligent Monica, chiefly because it means he can at last fulfill his lifelong dream of having a family. While he isn't happy about it, he agrees with Monica to wait three years before trying for pregnancy. Once those three years are up, the couple discovers that she is unable to bear children. Any love he once felt for Monica is gone, and Nate wants out of the marriage. But he's worried about losing half of his sixty-million-dollar fortune in a divorce settlement. Desperate for an out, he searches for a way to exploit the infidelity clause in the couple's prenuptial agreement. Enter Lewis Waters. With his baby's mother addicted to drugs, Lewis is already seriously down on his luck when he accidentally smashes his car into Nate's Bentley. Without auto insurance or any way to pay for the repairs, Lewis is at the end of his financial rope. But the scheming and conniving Nate sees another way for the attractive young man to repay his debt: as sexual bait for Monica. And so Nate sets up Lewis with all of the accessories he believes Lewis will need to earn Monica's love, or at the very least her lust: a big house, a fancy car, expensive clothes, and a full bank account. But as is often the case when it comes to matters of the heart, things don't unfold according to plan. When Monica falls hard for Lewis, Nate panics -- was protecting his fortune more important than trying to save his marriage? As he finds himself overwhelmed by second thoughts, Nate is willing to do anything to get Monica back. An inspired fusion of realism and romance, The Million Dollar Divorce is an unpredictable caper of lust, betrayal, and family ties.
The Million-Dollar Financial Services Practice: A Proven System for Becoming a Top Producer, 2nd Editionby David J. Mullen
Other books have claimed to help readers build a lucrative financial services practice...but it was "The Million-Dollar Financial Services Practice" that provided ambitious financial advisors with a step-by-step, tactical process proven to work. The second edition is updated throughout and contains new strategies for acquiring affluent clients and assets by providing Wealth Management services, using social media and "Alumni Marketing," targeting successful realtors as clients, and much more. Using the method he has taught at Merrill Lynch and is famous for in the industry, author David J. Mullen, Jr. shows how anyone - no matter where they are in their career - can get the appointment, convert prospects to clients, build relationships, retain clients, use niche marketing successfully, and increase the products and services each client uses. Packed with templates, scripts, letters, and tried-and-true Market Action Plans, the book provides readers with the tools and guidance they need to take their financial services practice to the million-dollar level and beyond.
Tools for translating recruiting and hiring decisions into financial returns Even in a down economy, U. S. business and government make millions of hiring decisions every year. Every decision carries risk. Every hire is an investment. Ideally, every one pays a return. In today's demanding environment, companies no longer have room to get it wrong. Million-Dollar Hire shows how leading companies have re-invented themselves, beat their competition, and added millions to their bottom lines with re-engineered recruiting and hiring practices. Using practical, real world illustrations, it shows that there are tools to treat every hiring decision with the same focus a business applies in acquiring other high-value assets. Shows how new technologies and social networking tools are being used to spider the Internet and find the best candidates before the competition Explains how different approaches to candidate screening translate to different levels of financial return to a business Reveals how to estimate the financial payoff for every hire and how to avoid legal challenges This is an invaluable tool for CEOs, CFOs, COOs and HR professionals who want to revamp what is often one of the least sophisticated parts of a business-the ways it finds talent.
Honey-Pie the new horse is a sweet old mare. Now Honey-Pie is a millionaire! Mrs. Fredricks left a million dollars to her and nephew Paul. But Paul wants Honey-Pie's money. It's up to Saddle Club to save Honey-Pie.