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His father wanted him to find a bride. Prince Maxim preferred bachelorhood and planned to thwart the king by romancing Francesca Charming-a commoner he could never marry! However, Max found his seduction had gone awry. . . and his own heart was getting in the way!Practical veterinarian Francesca didn't believe in fairy tales, but Prince Maxim's fire-filled kisses were making her reconsider. Still, Fran knew that her royal romance couldn't last. . . unless she could figure out a way to rewrite the ending and win her own happily-ever-after with Max!
In this first major English-language interpretation of Charreria, Kathleen Mullen Sands describes the evolution of this equestrian tradition, highlighting the role of horsemen and women throughout Mexico's history. For those who believe cowboy culture and rodeo represent historic horsemanship in the United States, Charreria Mexicana reveals a festival of equal complexity and distinction.
Joe Nathan draws from nationwide surveys, research, and visits to dozens of charter schools to address key questions about the same. Who starts these schools? What kinds of students attend? Are these schools actually helping students?
Balzac considered it the most important French novel of his time. André Gide later deemed it the greatest of all French novels, and Henry James judged it to be a masterpiece. Now, in a major literary event, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and distinguished translator Richard Howard presents a new rendition of Stendhal's epic tale of romance, adventure, and court intrigue set in early nineteenth-century Italy. The Charterhouse of Parma chronicles the exploits of Fabrizio del Dongo, an ardent young aristocrat who joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo. Yet perhaps the novel's most unforgettable characters are the hero's beautiful aunt, the alluring Duchess of Sanseverina, and her lover, Count Mosca, who plot to further Fabrizio's political career at the treacherous court of Parma in a sweeping story that illuminates an entire epoch of European history. "Stendhal has written The Prince up to date, the novel that Machiavelli would write if he were living banished from Italy in the nineteenth century," noted Balzac in his famous review of The Charterhouse of Parma. "Never before have the hearts of princes, ministers, courtiers, and women been depicted like this. . . . One sees perfection in every detail. . . . [It] has the magnitude of a canvas fifty feet by thirty, and at the same time the manner, the execution, is Dutch in its minuteness. . . . The Charterhouse of Parma often contains a whole book in a single page. . . . It is a masterpiece." This edition includes original illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker and Notes and a Translator's Afterword by Richard Howard.From the Hardcover edition.
Headstrong and naive, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy his ultra-conservative father and go to fight for Napoleon. He stumbles on the battle of Waterloo, ill-prepared, yet filled with enthusiasm for war and glory. Following Napoleon's defeat, Fabrizio returns secretly to Italy, to pursue a series of amorous adventures under the protection of his aunt and her ministerial lover at the ducal court in Parma.
A story in the manner of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigating a murder in the countryside.
In dealing with the history of translation, the book seeks to explore issues related to methodology as well as a variety of discourses on history with a view to laying the groundwork for new avenues, new models, new methods. It aspires to challenge existing theoretical and ideological frameworks. It looks toward the future of history. It is an attempt to address shortcomings that have prevented translation history from reaching its full disciplinary potential.
The Day You Were Born CanEmpower the Rest of Your LifeFrom acclaimed astrologer Gary Goldschneider -- the coauthor ofThe Secret Language of Birthdaysand the creator of "personology" -- comes a groundbreaking exploration of the stars, the seasons of the year, and how time itself characterizes events just as birthdays characterize people. In this fascinating and revealing book, you will find how to tap into your own well of power, happiness, and harmony by facing each day, week, month, and season with the ...
Although this is a textbook written for young people, its applications are much broader: the person thinking about career change; the young parent; the new grandparent; the spiritual leader/planner. "Charting Your Course is based on Seven Health Principles. Each principle identifies a vital area of life and presents a healthy orientation toward that area. The seven areas are attitude, personal values, holistic health, relationships, community, the natural world, and service to others."
Book 2 in the Christian Heritage Series, The Chicago Years. In trouble although it's just the first day of school, Rudy and Hildy Helen are kidnapped by a mobster and have to brave danger to find their friend.
Ryan Mansfield wishes he could turn back time and save his marriage. But there was no going back once his wife, Shelly, found out about the affair. He's since turned his life around and found God, but Shelly has moved on. There's a new man in her life, a successful dentist who attends her church. Then the unthinkable happens-a parent's worst nightmare: Sean, Shelly and Ryan's young son, is kidnapped and taken from his own house. Their shared grief, fear, and love for Sean have drawn Ryan and Shelly together again-and now the chase is on as they set out to find their helpless child and bring him home safely. But can Ryan and Shelly also find the forgiveness they will need to start all over again as a family?
If Tatiana's my evil stepsister,And Natasha's my wicked stepmother,Then what does that make Loki-- Some kind of knight in shining armor?Yeah, right.
Let the chase begin! Fleeing to an abbey isn't really Seonaid Dunbar's first choice. She'd been trained alongside her brother as a Scottish warrior at her father's knee. But running was preferable to wedding Blake Sherwell, a man the English court calls "the Angel." Seonaid knows there are no English angels, only English devils-and more than one way to elude a devilish suitor, even if King Henry himself has ordered her to marry him. Blake believed the next countess of Sherwell would be sitting at home-embroidering perhaps-as she eagerly awaited his arrival. Instead, she is hiding behind the walls of a new stronghold and readying her defenses. To win this battle of wills, Blake will need every weapon at his disposal: swords, sleeping drafts, claymores, sweet words, and passionate kisses. But he has to catch her first . . .
The Hardy Boys head to Oklahoma, where crime is spinning out of control in the wide-open spaces of tornado alley. Frank and Joe encounter a bizarre phenomenon: the aftermath of a fierce twister that defies scientific explanation. To get at the truth, the Hardys will have to put themselves in the path of destruction--and face the explosive fury of a criminal mastermind.
Two classic Westmoreland novels from a "New York Times"-bestselling author are collected in this volume. Includes "Jared's Counterfeit Fiance" and "The Chase Is On. " Reissue.
On a school trip to Germany in 1937 a 14-year-old Danish schoolboy becomes involved in the activities of the anti-Nazi underground.
Fleeing a fiery inferno, beautiful, artisocratic Bryony Paget falls unconscious into the arms of a handsome stranger. She awakens with no memory of her proud aristocratic past--only the stirrings of desire kindled by her mysterious rescuer. American patriot Ben Clare has no time for romance--or for the dark-haired beauty who interfered with his midnight raids for liberty. But he cannot resist Bryony's innocent passion -- and together they steal joy amid the strife of bitter war. Too soon the cruel discovery of Bryony's true identity forces her to choose between the Loyalist father she adores and the rebellious man she could never live without. Publication of Chase The Dawn debuts our program to reissue select backlist favorites of Jane Feather's classic historical romances as we continue to publish her new novels.
Running to her cousin's Colorado homestead in the hopes of finding romance, Renata Parkhurst is amazed when she immediately meets wounded rancher Jake Wolfe, a determined man who is reputed to be a cold-blooded murderer.
Elijah Moon, his sons, his beautiful daughter Gracie and their families are trying to dwell simply in this modern world. Living off the land in rural Kentucky, they adhere closely to the words of the Bible. But there is more going on at their compound than either Elijah or Gracie realises. In fact, a man has been killed for knowing too much. When the victim's twin, Jake Baretta, arrives at the compound to search for his twin's killer, he struggles to keep his heart and attraction to Gracie to himself, and his mind on the job. Everyone knows the first rule of undercover work: Never fall in love with enemy.
From the bestselling author of Never Enough, a novel about two young lovers who will stop at nothing to succeed. Chaser is set in the gritty, urban world of "wreck-chasing," where even ex-cons can earn doctors' salaries, as long as they have a truck, a police scanner, and the heart of a lion. Distraught after her boyfriend dumps her over her cell phone, Leah crashes her car and ends up in the hospital. The car is towed by M.P., the head of the Five Brothers' Towing Co., the largest towing business in Philadelphia. She soon meets his son, Nasir--he's nowhere near as ambitious as his father but Leah knows that with the right guidance and the right woman he can be so much more. They quickly become lovers and soon business partners. She helps him discover his inner hustler and he shows her the way to independence. Together they work every angle and scheme of the wreck-chasing business, regardless of the law, until they find themselves at the top. But they've angered many on their way up and there are many who want to see them fall. Hard. As they say, be careful what you wish for... Smart, steamy, and filled with jaw-dropping plot twists, Chaser is exactly what Miasha's legions of fans have been waiting for.
From the bestselling author of Sleepers and former writer/producer of Law & Order comes another high-octane New York City crime drama pulsing with energy. In Lorenzo Carcaterra's Chasers, the street-smart and highly specialized cadre of renegade NYPD cops last depicted in his acclaimed novel Apaches returns in a new tale of action and suspense. It's 1985, and the city that never sleeps is about to wish it had stayed in bed. The heinous machine-gun murder of innocent bystanders in a Manhattan restaurant shocks all five boroughs. The brutal slaying propels the surviving members of the Apaches-controversial, take-'em-down, outside-the-law ex-cops-into investigating a Colombian drug cartel responsible for distributing millions of kilos of cocaine on American shores. Along for the harrowing ride with Boomer, Dead-Eye, and Reverend Jim are three new Apaches: Ash, a wounded female Hispanic cop who specializes in arson investigations; Quincy, an HIV-positive recruit who's a forensics expert; and a retired police dog named Buttercup, a Neapolitan bullmastiff who is no ordinary animal but a gold-shield detective, highly decorated for his skills at sniffing out illegal drugs. Now this dedicated team will become Chasers, working multiple cases that will converge into one explosive, all-out street war. They will face a gallery of formidable enemies: Quinones, a mysterious and deadly assassin; the Boiler Man, a killer as ruthless as he is cunning; Angel, a former priest turned cartel boss, determined to end his career as the richest drug baron in the world; and the G-Men, a band of dealers and doers determined to maintain their iron grip on the cocaine trade-no matter how much blood is spilled. Fueled by Lorenzo Carcaterra's adrenaline-rush prose and peopled with uncommon heroes and merciless crime lords tearing through city streets, Chasers proves to be this acclaimed author's most intense novel to date. From the Hardcover edition.
The trip of a lifetime just turned into the end of the world. When Jesse crawls out of the wreckage of a subway car and emerges into daylight, he's greeted by a living nightmare. An unexplained force has destroyed New York City, turning skyscrapers into ash, cutting off all power and communication. Jesse and his new friends, Dave, Anna and Mini are dazed but unhurt. The other survivors are not so lucky. Every human being they encounter is infected, gripped by an unquenchable thirst that drives them to monstrous acts of violence. Somehow, Jesse has to escape. But first, he has to stay alive.
This book explores Mississippi blues: who created it and performed it, how it influenced other blues.
Always elusive, constantly moving, incessantly changing, John Coltrane stood astride the jazz world of the late '50s and '60s. He was a giant of the saxophone and a major composer. His music influenced both rock stars and classical musicians. There was a mystical quality, a profound melancholy emanating from this quiet, self-contained man that moved listeners--some of whom knew little about music but heard something beyond music's boundaries in the sounds his saxophone created. J. C. Thomas traces John Coltrane's life and career from his North Carolina childhood through his apprenticeship with Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, to its culmination in the saxophonist's classic quartet that played to steadily increasing audiences throughout America, Europe, and Japan. The author has drawn on the recollections of the people who knew Coltrane best--boyhood friends, band members like Elvin Jones, spiritual mentors like Ravi Shankar, and the women who loved him. Chasin' the Trane is the story of a man who struggled against drug addiction, studied African and Eastern music and philosophy, admired both Einstein's expanding universe and the shimmering sounds a harp makes, and left behind the enduring legacy of a master musician who was also a beautiful man.
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