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Beth Davis's fairy-tale days were over. Or so the single mother of two thought! Then her matchmaking friends sent her on a date with her very own Prince Charming. Millionaire bachelor Todd Graham was sexy, eligible--everything a woman could want in a man. But Beth was a nearly-forty suburban mom. Not exactly Cinderella material ... But somehow Todd saw the Sleeping Beauty within. Why else would the Texas tycoon be wooing her with kisses that left her trembling with longing? But Todd hadn't promised forever, and a fairy tale like hers needed a happy ending. So Beth set out to turn her handsome prince into a loving husband!
Beth March would do just about anything to help someone in need. She's kind-hearted, loyal, and caring. So when she catches Sean O'Neill stealing apples from Aunt March's garden, Beth listens to the hungry boy's sad story. She's moved to hear that Sean's widowed mother and younger siblings are immigrants from poverty-stricken Ireland. But times are hard in Massachusetts too. Sean's mother has been ill and out of work, and with sisters and brothers to care for, Sean has had to scrape up food for them any way he can. Promising to help, Beth gives him whatever food and old clothes her family can spare. It's not enough. Beth's big plan: stealing from wealthy Aunt March. But Sean's own thieving forces Beth to question what being a true friend really means -- and together they discover generosity in someone who seems the most cold-hearted.
Since she was a young girl in Hawaii, Bethany Hamilton dreamed of becoming a professional surfer. Yet those dreams nearly vanished when a shark tore off her left arm. In Bethany Hamilton: Follow Your Dreams!, young readers will follow Bethany's recovery from the devastating shark attack as she retakes the surf and waves. Full-color photographs, timeline, and a compelling biographical narrative will engage readers as they learn how Bethany overcame the greatest challenges of her young life. Bethany Hamilton is part of Bearport's Defining Moments: Overcoming Challenges series.
Beautiful ballets everywhere are turning into a total mess! Can Bethany the Ballet Fairy find her magic ribbon? Or will the goblins dance away with it?
This is the 10th in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery series.
Painfully shy Beth March is excited to be visiting New York City with her parents. The theater, opera, symphony, museums -- Beth loves every minute of her adventure. She even meets Abraham Lincoln, and has the courage to tell him that women deserve the right to vote. But once she's back home in Massachusetts, none of Beth's schoolmates believe that she really spoke to Mr. Lincoln or that she even met him. They know Beth is shy -- too shy to speak to a man running for President of the United States. Even Beth's younger sister, Amy, thinks she's lying. Now Beth wishes she'd never been to New York... until she's surprised by an unexpected visitor.
The plan had been simple. To ensure the safety of her mother and young brother, Crystal had agreed to play the damsel in distress. She had no idea how dangerous the stranger would be-- nor how quickly she would fall in love with him. And when the stranger discovers Crystal's ruse, she vows to make him see that her deception had been an error of the heart and not a ruthless manipulation.
As the American patriots prepare for the most important battle in their passionate fight for freedom, young Susannah Sutherland falls desperately in love with James Morely a young, handsome entrepreneur in the service of the cunning Bradford Cullen. James Morely is unsure of his own true affections. But there is no question of his ambitions. If he marries Susannah, he could merge Cullens trading firm with the Sutherlands' and become one of the most powerful merchants in the Northwest. But the Sutherlands and the Cullens are bitter enemies, plunged in a ruthless competition tainted with blood and jealousy. In the throes of a revolution, they fight*their own private war--a battle of love and mistrust, of passion...and betrayal.
"Simply put, the leftist labor unions have the Democrats in their pockets. And we're all paying the price. " Linda Chavez, President George W. Bush's original choice for Secretary of Labor and a former union official, is one of the foremost authorities on America's labor unions. Now, in the explosive new bookBetrayal, she and fellow union expert Daniel Gray expose the corrupt bargain between the labor movement and the Democratic Party. Committed to a far-left political agenda--and to enhancing their own power--union bosses funnel at least half a billion dollars into Democratic coffers every year. And they do it, illegally, by using dues money that workers are forced to pay as a condition of their employment--dues money that each year brings the unions $17 billion, all of it tax-free. What do labor bosses get in return? The power to call the shots in Democratic campaigns and on party policy, extraordinary influence at all levels of government, billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded federal grants, and special legal privileges that leave them free to act as they please, no matter the consequences for the American people. The cycle of corruption is seemingly endless. Chavez and Gray name names, exposing the many politicians who are in Big Labor's pocket--including the leading lights of the Democratic Party. Betrayal also reveals: * Big Labor's all-out efforts in the 2004 election, including how just one local union has launched a $35-million campaign to unseat President Bush * How corrupt union officials use members' hard-earned money to fund lavish lifestyles--and how their Democratic supporters let them get away with it * How unions flout the law by failing to report any of their political spending to the IRS * How a government report uncovered the Democrats' sellout to Big Labor--but how the unions and the Democrats sued to keep the report from going public * How the U. S. government lets unions practice legalized terrorism against American citizens * How public-employee unions extort concessions from the government and put Americans at risk by refusing to provide vital services like policing and firefighting * How Americans now live under a system of legal apartheid--one set of rules for labor bosses, another for the rest of us All of us foot the bill for this corrupt system. Now it's up to us to do something about it.
high profile American pastor serving in Stockholm, Sweden mysteriously disappears. Who can his wife, Rachel, and her three young children turn to for help? Her Swedish friends? Her home church in the United States? Her mission board? Her relatives? Rachel's eventual outreach of trust, alongside a shocking discovery, sets off an unexpected and explosive avalanche of betrayal that turns her world, her family, and her faith upside down. This novel, poignant in its emotion and international in its setting, illustrates dramatically the hideousness of the betrayal syndrome that is sweeping through the body of Christ -personally and institutionally-assaulting and devastating families, friends, churches, and associations. This is a story that touches us all. It may even be your story.
Ensnared in a religion she increasingly questions, Bronwyn faces an impossible choice. When recently widowed Bronwyn becomes the second wife to Gabriel MacKay, she promises her new sister wife and best friend, Mary Rose, that the marriage will remain platonic. But she finds herself falling in love with the man who has promised to keep her safe--even as her heart struggles with her promise to her friend. When Gabriel marries a third wife, and as the practice of polygamy increases and the age of brides decreases, Bronwyn begins to question the righteousness of this new religion. Even as the Saints journey to Salt Lake Valley, their new promised land, Bronwyn and Mary Rose plot their escape. But when they are suspected of treachery by Brigham Young's secret army-whose mission it is to punish apostates-the two sister wives face the most difficult decision of their lives, one that can mean life or death for those they love.
Award-winning journalist Simon Benson exposes the betrayal by those at the very top of Australian politics in their brutal pursuit of power. Betrayal is no ordinary insiders' book on politics. A fast-paced ride through the treacherous terrain of Australia's political landscape, it is based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with key players, giving readers disturbing insights into the character of some of Australia's leaders. Covering the most significant upheaval in the recent history of the Australian Labor Party, and charting the political demise of a leader.
Asian American women have long dealt with charges of betrayal within and beyond their communities. Images of their "disloyalty" pervade American culture, from the daughter who is branded a traitor to family for adopting American ways, to the war bride who immigrates in defiance of her countrymen, to a figure such as Yoko Ono, accused of breaking up the Beatles with her "seduction" of John Lennon. Leslie Bow here explores how representations of females transgressing the social order play out in literature by Asian American women. Questions of ethnic belonging, sexuality, identification, and political allegiance are among the issues raised by such writers as Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Bharati Mukherjee, Jade Snow Wong, Amy Tan, Sky Lee, Le Ly Hayslip, Wendy Law-Yone, Fiona Cheong, and Nellie Wong. Beginning with the notion that feminist and Asian American identity are mutually exclusive, Bow analyzes how women serve as boundary markers between ethnic or national collectives in order to reveal the male-based nature of social cohesion. In exploring the relationship between femininity and citizenship, liberal feminism and American racial discourse, and women's domestic abuse and human rights, the author suggests that Asian American women not only mediate sexuality's construction as a determiner of loyalty but also manipulate that construction as a tool of political persuasion in their writing. The language of betrayal, she argues, offers a potent rhetorical means of signaling how belonging is policed by individuals and by the state. Bow's bold analysis exposes the stakes behind maintaining ethnic, feminist, and national alliances, particularly for women who claim multiple loyalties.
Orphaned 12-year-old Elspeth Monro lives with her Scottish immigrant grandparents in North Carolina. The brewing American Revolution feels very far away to Elspeth and her Scottish neighbors -- until someone tries to force them to join the Revolutionary War.
It was the Boston Globe in January 2002 that broke the story of how the Boston archdiocese coddled pedophile priest John Geoghan, triggering the scandal within the Catholic Church, and throughout the crisis the Globe has continued to lead the media in reporting on major developments. Betrayal adds new, never-before-disclosed details. It shows exactly how and to where abusive priests were shuffled, as well as who knew about the problem and did nothing to stop it. Betrayal also explores the nature of sexual abuse and whether a disproportionate number of abusers are found in the priesthood - and, if so, why. And the book paints a vivid picture of the struggle ahead, as Catholics confront their Church and call for sweeping change.
When Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it'll be easy, but one of the cases is far from small-time.
How much is an act of betrayal worth? Worth the price of a soul? Dhamon Grimwulf and his band of mercenaries greedily eye a long-forgotten treasure concealed beneath a grassy plain. Legends promise riches too numerous to count, wealth too grand to be believed. But in a shifting world of secrets and deception, such fortune comes at a high price, higher even than the searing agony Dhamon suffers under the curse of a dragon's scale. High enough to cost Dhamon his life. The paperback version of the sequel to Downfall, the first book of the Dhamon Saga. Betrayal continues the adventures of characters featured in the USA Today bestselling Dragons of a New Age trilogy.
Set during the Cuban missile crisis of 1961, this what-if thriller forces readers to question what "could have" happened--maybe even what "should have" happened--in the weeks before the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Houston A. Baker Jr. condemns those black intellectuals who, he believes, have turned their backs on the tradition of racial activism in America. These individuals choose personal gain over the interests of the black majority, whether they are espousing neoconservative positions that distort the contours of contemporary social and political dynamics or abandoning race as an important issue in the study of American literature and culture. Most important, they do a disservice to the legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and others who have fought for black rights. In the literature, speeches, and academic and public behavior of some black intellectuals in the past quarter century, Baker identifies a "hungry generation" eager for power, respect, and money. Baker critiques his own impoverished childhood in the "Little Africa" section of Louisville, Kentucky, to understand the shaping of this new public figure. He also revisits classical sites of African American literary and historical criticism and critique. Baker devotes chapters to the writing and thought of such black academic superstars as Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele; Yale law professor Stephen Carter; and Manhattan Institute fellow John McWhorter. His provocative investigation into their disingenuous posturing exposes what Baker deems a tragic betrayal of King's legacy. Baker concludes with a discussion of American myth and the role of the U.S. prison-industrial complex in the "disappearing" of blacks. Baker claims King would have criticized these black intellectuals for not persistently raising their voices against a private prison system that incarcerates so many men and women of color. To remedy this situation, Baker urges black intellectuals to forge both sacred and secular connections with local communities and rededicate themselves to social responsibility. As he sees it, the mission of the black intellectual today is not to do great things but to do specific, racially based work that is in the interest of the black majority.
Europe is slowly dying. Looters and vandals have overtaken the streets of the once-great cities. And Bruno Bottger, the neo-Nazi monster, has brought forth a new Reich.
Isabel Ling returned to the barren Badlands of South Dakota to bury her sister- but she stayed to find answers no one wants to give. Cassie's death was no accident, and Isabelwillfind the killer, no matter what she has to do. And no matter who stands in her way. The one thing former pararescue soldier Logan Price wants is to avoid the kind of trouble Isabel brings. Yet he can't deny his attraction to her. In this desolate, treacherous land, Isabel needs all the protection she can get- and all the love that Logan can give.
Daniel Abraham delighted fantasy readers with his brilliant, original, and engaging first novel,A Shadow in Summer. Now he has produced an even more powerful sequel, a tragedy as darkly personal and violent as Shakespeare'sMacbeth. As a boy, Otah Machi was exiled from his family, Machi's ruling house. Decades later, he has witnessed and been part of world-changing events. Yet he has never returned to Machi. Now his father--the Khai, or ruler, of Machi--is dying and his eldest brother Biitrah has been assassinated, Otah realizes that he must return to Machi, for reasons not even he understands. Tradition dictates that the sons of a dying Khai fall upon each other until only one remains to succeed his father. But something even worse is occurring in Machi. The Galts, an expansive empire, has allied with someone in Machi to bring down the ruling house. Otah is accused, the long-missing brother with an all-too-obvious motive for murder. With the subtlety and wonderful storytelling skill of his first novel, Abraham has created a masterful drama filled with a unique magic, a suspenseful thriller of sexual betrayal, and Machiavellian politics.
Now that Lady Grace is the Queen's secret "Lady Pursuivant"--a title normally reserved for those who pursue wrongdoers of the Crown--she can hardly believe that a new mystery has fallen in her lap. But what else can it be when Lady Sarah, a fellow lady-in-waiting known for her fancy clothes and hoity-toity attitude, is missing and feared kidnapped by the dashing Captain Drake. Despite her hard feelings, Grace must help rescue Sarah . . . or Sarah's sullied reputation will ruin her life. But was Sarah really kidnapped? It's up to Lady Pursuivant to find out!
In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment--or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door. Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king's men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process. Originally published in the UK, this book has a powerful blend of heart-stopping action and thought-provoking themes.
South Carolina high school senior Nat has worked hard to put her trailer-park past behind her, and when she and her boyfriend are crowned Palmetto Prince and Princess, everything would be perfect, except that a prank they played went horribly awry.
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