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From ancient Greek lore to vampire movies and modern medicine, what other herb invokes such strong feelings in people as allium sativum - better known as garlic? Most people know garlic can season food and may even protect from evil spirits but they may not know it can cure colds, attract lovers, and sweeten luck - until now. "A Miscellany of Garlic" reveals all of the splendors of this amazing plant, including: to keep them safe and strong, Egyptian slaves chewed on garlic while building the pyramids; eating garlic can help repair lung damage caused by smoking; Tibetan monks were banned from eating garlic - due to its reputation as an aphrodisiac; large quantities of raw garlic can prevent roundworm and other parasites; and a mixture of crushed garlic and water can rid roses of aphids. Packed with hundreds of aromatic facts, trivia, and quick-to-table recipes, "A Miscellany of Garlic" is an homage to the savory herb no garlic lover can resist. Show More Show Less
Imogen Waterstone has always prided herself on being a thoroughly independent young woman, but now she needs a man of implacable will and nerves of iron. That's why she invited Matthias Marshall, infamous Earl of Colchester, to her home in Upper Strickland. Who better than the legendary explorer to help her lay the perfect trap? Her scheme is simple, really: She plans to let it be known that when she inherited her uncle's collection of antiquities, she also inherited a map to a fabulous ancient treasure. She's sure that her enemy would risk financial ruin in pursuit of the mythical artifact. And to make doubly sure the scoundrel took the bait, she wants Colchester to pretend that he's out to seduce Imogene so that he, too, could get his hands on her map. Yet in all of her plotting, Imogene never anticipates Colchester's violent reaction to her request or her own electrifying reaction to him. Neither does she expect that a malevolent threat would emerge from the labyrinth of London--sinister enough to endanger her and Colchester's lives.From the Paperback edition.
When Ashley met Harry...Mischief was what Harry Clifton intended when he traveled to Australia in search of an heir.Marriage was the last thing on Ashley Harcourt's mind when she met Harry.But William, Ashley's enterprising young son, had other ideas! He saw Harry and decided he'd make a perfect father. To his surprise, Harry found he liked the idea of an instant family, But he'd need more than young William's help to persuade Ashley to trust in love again....
In this sparkling holiday collection, eight acclaimed authors unwrap the most daring of Regency delights. . . Christmastime in England--a time for passionate secrets, delicious whispers, and wicked-sweet gifts by the fire. From a spirited lady who sets out to save her rakish best friend from an unsuitable engagement, to a bold spy who gets the unexpected chance to win the woman he's always loved, to a vicar's daughter who pretends to be a saucy wench, these holiday tales will make you curl up in front of the fire for a memorable season of mischief and mistletoe. . . "No one writes historical romance better. " --Cathy Maxwell on Mary Jo Putney"Breaks just about every rule in the book and makes us beg for more. " --Romantic Times on Jo BeverleyJo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Susan Fraser King, Anne Gracie, Joanna Bourne, and Cara Elliott are the ladies otherwise known as the Word Wenches. These eight authors have written a combined 231 novels and 74 novellas. They've won awards such as the RITAS, RT Lifetime Achievement award, RT Living Legend, and RT Reviewers Choice award. Several of them are regulars on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Learn more at
With the night so full of romance... Colin Pearce, the Earl of Ivorwood, never dreamed he'd desire another man's fiancée, but when his best friend goes off to war and asks Colin to look after the bewitching Josie Cardworthy, he falls under her sparkling spell. Who can resist mischief? Josie can't wait for the return of her long-absent fiancé. If only her beloved sister might find someone, too...someone like the handsome, reserved Colin. A gypsy's love potion gives Josie the chance to matchmake, but the wild results reveal her own growing passion for the earl. And though fate offers them a chance, a steely honor may force him to reject what her reckless heart is offering... Praise for A Little Night Mischief: "Fun, lighthearted, engaging, and will grab you from the first page. A must-read!" --My Book Addiction Reviews "Ms. Greenwood delights...Great entertainment!" --Long and Short Reviews
Despite her dear friend Jane Austen's warning against teaching, Arabella Dempsey accepts a position at a girls' school in Bath, just before Christmas. She hardly imagines coming face-to-face with French aristocrats and international spies.Reginald "Turnip" Fitzhugh-often mistaken for the elusive spy known as the Pink Carnation-has blundered into danger before. When Turnip and Arabella find their Christmas pudding yielding a cryptic message, they are launched on a Yuletide adventure. Will they find poinsettias-or peril?
Story of Monkey God Hanuman and his deep attachment to Lord Sri Ramma
The memoirs of a German girl who became a leader among the Hitler Youth while her Social Democratic family kept from her the secret of her partial Jewish heritage.
"Berger movingly details her journey to healing. Her indefatigable quest...underscores the fact that there is no such thing as one size fits all in medicine."--Gayatri Devi, MD, clinical associate professor, NYU School of Medicine, and author of A Calm BrainTaking charge of your health has never been so important as it is today.Jody Berger has discovered this first hand: at forty-three, the award-winning journalist and marathoner sees a doctor about a minor tingling sensation in her hands and feet. One MRI later, she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told to pick a drug and accept her fate. Instead Jody starts asking questions--only to receive a different diagnosis from each specialist she turns to, from vitamin deficiencies to metal toxicity to depression. In this powerful, witty, and eye-opening account of her misadventures from misdiagnosis to miraculous recovery, Jody offers insightful tips on how to ask doctors the right questions to get the answers and treatment you need, listen to your body, and choose health over illness. After all, while we can't always heal, we can always take control of our health and ourselves--starting now."In this compelling, beautifully written book, Jody Berger offers an empowering look at the importance of finding the strength and confidence to take charge of your health."--Mary Shomon, New York Times bestselling author and patient advocate
Describes how to guard against misdiagnosing gifted children and adults, and how to treat gifted persons with and without dual diagnoses.
John Gibbs is lecturer in film and television studies at the London College of Printing, the London Institute.
When Cameron Post's parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they'll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl. But that relief doesn't last, and Cam is soon forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone (as her grandmother might say), and Cam becomes an expert at both. Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship-one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to "fix" her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self-even if she's not exactly sure who that is. The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.
Old Vandeveer is an odd client for the famous Jesse Falkenstein; dressed head to toe in shabby clothes it seems like he can hardly afford Jesse's standard fee to draw up a will. But when he and his wife are murdered a few weeks later, Falkenstein is launched on an intricate search for a fortune the old man has hidden away. The miser's long-suffering daughter is the immediate suspect, but in an effort to clear her name, Jesse discovers a tale of sharp business deals, blackmail, pornography, a questionable legal marriage and murder.
ALEX MCKNIGHT IS BACK in the long-awaited return of one of crime fiction's most critically acclaimed series. On a frozen January night, a young man loops one end of a long rope over the branch of a tree. The other end he ties around his neck. A snowmobiler will find him thirty-six hours later, his lifeless eyes staring out at the endless cold water of Lake Superior. It happens in a lonely corner of the Upper Peninsula, in a place they call Misery Bay. Alex McKnight does not know this young man, and he won't even hear about the suicide until another cold night, two months later and 250 miles away, when the door to the Glasgow Inn opens and the last person Alex would ever expect to see comes walking in to ask for his help. What seems like a simple quest to find a few answers will turn into a nightmare of sudden violence and bloody revenge, and a race against time to catch a ruthless killer. McKnight knows all about evil, of course, having faced down a madman who killed his partner and left a bullet next to his heart. Mobsters, drug dealers, hit men--he's seen them all, and they've taken away almost everything he's ever loved. But none of them could have ever prepared him for the darkness he's about to face.
The adventures of twelve-year-old Keith as he tries to cheer up his parents in many different ways include painting their shop in bright colors and convincing them to move from gloomy England to a place called Paradise.
Filled with grief, Jules Bellano rarely leaves the house since her husband's death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world. One day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules is bumped into by a fellow customer who apologizes profusely. She recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Jules gushes and thoroughly embarrasses herself before Regan graciously talks with her. And that's the last thing she remembers--until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. She's been kidnapped. And what she discovers will change everything she believed about her husband's death ... her career ... and her faith.
A MOST UNORTHODOX DEBUTLady Mary Hope, known as Maidie, refuses to allow herself to be pushed into marriage with a man she dislikes. So she presents herself to Laurie, Viscount Delagarde, and asks him to sponsor her for a Season. Laurie is flabbergasted-as a bachelor he is the least suitable person for such a task. But his aunt Hester has other ideas.... When his household is suddenly inundated with women, Laurie knows he has to make a stand-but will all be for naught when he spies the transformation of Maidie from a dowdy maid to a sparkling diamond?
Seth Cohen has grown up among the beautiful rich kids, but he's never been one of them. Suddenly Seth's got a friend who's got his back. And he's got not one but two girls on the line.
In more than ninety novels and novellas, Honor de Balzac (1799-1850) created a universe teeming with over two thousand characters. The Misfit of the Family reveals how Balzac, in imagining the dense, vividly rendered social world of his novels, used his writing as a powerful means to understand and analyze--as well as represent--a range of forms of sexuality. Moving away from the many psychoanalytic approaches to the novelist's work, Michael Lucey contends that in order to grasp the full complexity with which sexuality was understood by Balzac, it is necessary to appreciate how he conceived of its relation to family, history, economics, law, and all the many structures within which sexualities take form. The Misfit of the Family is a compelling argument that Balzac must be taken seriously as a major inventor and purveyor of new tools for analyzing connections between the sexual and the social. Lucey's account of the novelist's deployment of "sexual misfits" to impel a wide range of his most canonical works--Cousin Pons, Cousin Bette, Eugenie Grandet, Lost Illusions, The Girl with the Golden Eyes--demonstrates how even the flexible umbrella term "queer" barely covers the enormous diversity of erotic and social behaviors of his characters. Lucey draws on the thinking of Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu and engages the work of critics of nineteenth-century French fiction, including Naomi Schor, D. A. Miller, Franco Moretti, and others. His reflections on Proust as Balzac's most cannily attentive reader suggest how the lines of social and erotic force he locates in Balzac's work continued to manifest themselves in twentieth-century writing and society.
Feminist readings of horror television and movies from the past decade, including "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," exploring the links to fairy tales.
Being amisfit does not disqualify you from a dynamic life--it prepares you for it.Matthew Barnett knows a thing or two about misfits.As founder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, a twenty-four-hourchurch that ministers to thirty-five thousand hurting people a week, Barnett hasseen a little of everything. Gangsters, addicts, orphans, taggers, cutters, thesick, the suffering, the hopeless--all the misfits of the world come through theDream Center's doors in search of hope.But when Barnett first arrived in LA, it was he who felt like the misfit. In Misfits Welcome, he shares the simple, life-changinglesson he has learned from twenty years of ministering to the forgotten: Beinga misfit prepares you to do the work of the Lord.Have you found yourself ina jarring new era of life? Have your circumstances deviated drastically fromyour plans? Maybe you've felt like a misfit all your life, or maybe you're stillhaunted by yesterday's mistakes. Whatever the case, rejoice! It is at your mostbroken that you are most ready for what God has in store.Misfits Welcome is not just about embracingthe misfits around us--it is about embracing the misfits within us and using them for the glory of God.
After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence--with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods. As the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to a terrifying crossroads--and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires.
FIRST COMES DECEPTION...THEN COMES MARRIAGE When Captain Zack Fitzgerald sails into Santamaria with his rugged, dangerous appeal, for Shona McKenzie he's a ticket to freedom. And then her sister-in-law's scheming places them in a highly compromising situation. Although Zack is mesmerized by Shona, marriage would destroy his plans to obtain guardianship over his child, so he devises a plan to make sure the forced wedding stays a sham. But weeks later Shona shows up on his London doorstep, and Zack must learn to deal with a very unexpected, very defiant wife.... "A fun, entertaining read." -RT Book Reviews on Beauty in Breeches
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