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The quaint resort town of Warner Pier, Michigan, is abuzz with preparations for the Fourth of July. Things are going swimmingly for Lee McKinney and her aunt Nettie as they debut their latest confections at TenHuis Chocolade: chocolate frogs, fish, and lizards of all sizes. The first customer to buy a chocolate croaker is the town crank, Hershel Perkins-only minutes after having a public altercation in the post office with Lee's boyfriend, Joe Woodyard. Lee and Joe are planning a romantic cruise up the Warner River in an antique wooden boat, but their plans are smashed when Hershel's canoe, The Toadfrog, is found half submerged near Joe's boat shop. Hershel has disappeared- and the police presume foul play. Joe seems the most likely suspect, but Lee thinks he's being framed. And it's a chocolate clue that leads her to the killer....
Coco Stanley can't believe the way her high-end chocolate specialty shop has taken off. But herownexotic appetite is aroused when the most mouth-watering confection she's ever seen walks through the door. He's Ransom Winters, self-made millionaire and compassionate youth counselor To The troubled kids in their L. A. neighborhood. Ransom's proud of his program for at-risk teens. And once he meets the owner of Coco's Chocolat, The Grammy-winning songwriter gets another brainstorm. But jobs for his boys aren't the only thing Ransom wants from Coco. Now if only he can get the relationship-wary chocolatier to say yes to a lifetime of sweet bliss. . . starting on Valentine's Day! Because chocolate can be fleeting, but love is forever.
"Vive la Laura Florand!"--Cassandra KingMille-Feuilles can't buy you love. . . No one hates Paris--except Summer Corey. The moody winters. The artists and their ennui. The inescapable shadow of the Tour Eiffel. But things go from bad to worse when Summer stumbles into brooding, gorgeous chef pâtissier Luc Leroi and indecently propositions the hero of French cuisine. . . Luc has scrambled up from a childhood panhandling in the Paris Métro to become the king of his city, and he has no patience for this spoiled princess, even if she does now own his restaurant. Who cares if she smiles with all the warmth of July? She doesn't eat dessert! There is only one way to tempt her. A perfect, impossibly sweet seduction. . . Praise for Laura Florand and her novels "I adored this story. . . Paris, chocolate, and romance, all in one hilarious package. " --New York Times bestelling author Eloisa James "Both sensual and sweet. . . a story that melts in your mouth!" --USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway
For as long as Carole and Lisa have known their best friend, Stevie, she's been at war with one, or all, of her three brothers. But all that changes when Stevie's twin, Alex, contracts meningitis. This time Stevie is looking for a way to show one of her brothers just how much she cares.
Chocolate in Health and Nutrition represents the first comprehensive compilation of the newest data on the actions of the flavonoids and microorganisms associated with the beneficial effects of chocolate. This unique text provides practical, data-driven resources based upon the totality of the evidence to help the reader understand the basics, treatments and preventive strategies that are involved in the understanding of the role chocolate may play in healthy individuals as well as those with cardiovascular disease, diabetes or neurocognitive declines. Of equal importance, critical issues that involve patient concerns, such as dental caries and food preferences in children, potential effects on weight gain, addiction and withdrawal are included in well-referenced, informative chapters. The latest research on the role of chocolate in normal health areas including mood, pain and weight management, cardiovascular disease and related conditions are presented. Chocolate in Health and Nutrition provides health professionals in many areas of research and practice with the most up-to-date, well referenced and comprehensive volume on the current state of the science and medical uses of chocolate.
In her rare free time, newlywed Lee McKinney Woodyard works on TenHuis Chocolade's newest offerings, chocolate jewels. But soon the town of Warner Pier has its very own jewel heist, and then a body is found in the lake. Lee can't help but wonder if the crimes are related. Maybe if she digs up some dirt, she'll hit the mother lode.
With gigantic vats of churning chocolate, desserts like their famous chocolate pizza, and 12 varieties of hot chocolate served in custom mugs, Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man has turned their line of hip, colorful themed restaurants into an international sensation.. Â Chocolate: A Love Storyis a vibrant new cookbook that includes 65 original recipes narrated in the quirky, captivating voice of Max Brenner, the restaurant's visionary founder and "bald man." Bold original illustrations inspired by Art Deco poster graphics, full-color photographs, easy-to-follow, delicious recipes,Â and a serving of Max's unique vision for spreading "chocolate culture" around the world make this book a must for every chocolate lover.
Sophie and Sam Shattenberg are two Jewish sisters from Queens, New York. Both love knishes and kosher pickles. Both have said I'm walkin' here! to cab drivers -- and meant it. When the unthinkable happens and their father dies, the girls are devastated. Desperate to get away from their greedy stepmother, they withdraw their father's money from the bank, pick up fake IDs, and hit the road. All is well until their car breaks down outside of Venice, Indiana, a town so isolated that the mechanic tells them, "You could get lost here forever". Which is exactly what they decide to do.... When Sophie starts school, she notices a flyer for a lecture featuring Professor Leo Shattenberg. Could this be their grandfather's missing cousin, believed to be dead since World War II? At the lecture, Sam and Sophie discover that Professor Shattenberg has a missing person of his own -- a childhood sweetheart who, like him, had a love of chocolate. Seeing their chance, the girls offer to help the professor find his missing sweetheart -- all the time running their own investigation of him.
Corny E-MAILS ARE MADDENING... BUT CAN THEY LEAD TO MURDER? Chocolate shop manager Lee McKinney is so tired of "inspirational" e-mails from party planner Julie Singletree that she's ready to strangle her with the cord of her own computer mouse. But she's shocked when somebody actually kills the woman-and steals her computer. After all, the e-mail list Julie set up was for professionals in the party food business-people more interested in hors d'oeuvres than in homicides. Julie's grandmother, a Michigan philanthropist, recently ordered thousands of chocolate mice from Lee's aunt's shop, TenHuis Chocolade, located in the resort town of Warner Pier, Michigan. But Lee's not the only one on the e-mail list with a tie to Julie's family. As the tangled connections emerge, so do more attacks. Lee smells a rat-and it's not made of chocolate. If she doesn't want to be permanently deleted, Lee will have to trap it....
BARKS AND Bites The lakeside town of Warner Pier, Michigan, is tickled pinker than a strawberry truffle. Flashy Aubrey Andrews Armstrong has just swept into town, dropping celebrity names and claiming he's a Hollywood producer. For his next project, he says, he'll make a movie based on a local author's romance novel- right there "on location," as they say in Tinsel Town. Armstrong makes older ladies blush and giggle like schoolgirls. He's promised the members of the high school drama club bit parts in the movie. And Monte, his chocolate Lab and constant companion, is quite the charmer. But sensible Lee McKinney, business manager of TenHuis Chocolade, would bet her last chocolate coin that Mr. Armstrong is a doggone phony. Even though it's the shop's busy season, Lee's always up for some sleuthing. But when her detecting leads her to a dead body, dogging the killer could fetch a whole lot of danger....
Juanita Lucas is a young woman living in a housing project in Brooklyn. Although she has a very light complexion, she is proud of her blackness, even as she takes a beating from the very sistahs she tries so hard to emulate. Her only friend, Scooter Morrison, is an upwardly mobile brother who also happens to be young, gifted, and gay. Then a chance encounter with two fine Puerto Rican men changes Juanita's and Scooter's lives in ways they could never have imagined. There is Conan, a hardworking man who wrestles with both his love for Juanita and his guilt over his brother's death; and Jorge, an unscrupulous bad-boy thug who has no problem using what he's got to get what he wants, until he comes dangerously close to getting scorched by his own flames. Fast-paced, suspenseful, and unpredictable, Chocolate Sangria explores the hearts of two lovers who get caught in the great cultural divide-- and the devastating consequences of keeping secrets, telling lies, and betraying those you love.
HE'S SWEET... Chef Kristoffer "Kit" Rex is hot, pure and simple. But for Sabrina Bliss, he's off-limits. Thanks to a bet with her sister, Sabrina can't sleep with a man for one year...unless she falls in love. With the help of a regular diet of chocolate, though, Sabrina manages to "simulate" the effects of sex without actually having it. Unfortunately, Kit doesn't want to play by the rules....BUT THE SEX IS SWEETER! It's agonizing for Kit to see Sabrina every day and not have her. For some reason, she keeps him at arm's length, and he's not ready to settle for that. She obviously loves chocolate-she eats it every time he comes near her!-so what better way to seduce her than with the velvety smooth concoction? Although she has incredible willpower, Kit knows Sabrina's ready-and willing-for one sweet seduction....
With the Warner Pier Winter Arts Festival just days away, everyone in the West Michigan town is looking forward to the big art show--and, of course, the unveiling of TenHuis Chocolade's special holiday chocolates. As treasurer of WinterFest, Lee is up to her elbows in the arguments, egos, and last-minute mix-ups that happen behind the scenes. But she's coping, even when the guest juror of the arts festival shows up drunk. Lee leaves him to sleep it off, but she is stunned the next day when her husband, Joe, discovers that someone has put the visiting dignitary into a permanent state of repose. As the last people spotted near the crime scene, Lee and Joe are in a sticky situation. But after another murder and a run-in with a deadly snowman, they're more determined than ever to find the real killer before someone else comes to a bitter end.
Courtney Farrell is a disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. She splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is a still-beautiful Hollywood actress. After a boarding-school crush on a female teacher ends badly, Courtney sets out to learn everything fast. Her first drink is a very dry martini, and her first kiss the beginning of a full-blown love affair with an older man. A riveting coming-of-age story, Chocolates for Breakfast became an international sensation upon its initial publication in 1956, and it still stands out as a shocking and moving account of the way teenagers collide, often disastrously, against love and sex for the first time.
A fearless warrior worthy of his name, RENNO, descendant of the legendary White Indian of the Iroquois, welcomes the stunning new alliance between the noble Senecas, the vast Cherokee nation, and General Washington's triumphant patriots. A fearless warrior worthy of his name, RENNO, descendant of the legendary White Indian of the Iroquois, welcomes the stunning new alliance between the noble Senecas, the vast Cherokee nation, and General Washington's triumphant patriots. But inflamed to grisly hatred by a half-breed named Rattlesnake, the renegade Choctaws have donned fearsome black and white warpaint to strike a blow against freedom's defenders with swift arrows and blood lust. And like a viper hiding in the grass, a sensuous woman will use her beauty to blind the impetuous young Renno to the deadly betrayal in sultry, enticing eyes. A PROMISE OF GREATNESS--Chosen for a special destiny, Renno looks to his father Ghonkaba, mighty Sachem of the rebellious Seneca, for wisdom and to the celebrated heroism of his famous namesake, Renno, the White Indian, for courage in battle. But held spellbound by an obsessive passion, he fails to see the path chosen for him by the Manitou, sacred spirits of the Indian, until the sun-gold hair of a fighting man's daughter gives him a new vision of desire ...and drives him toward a decisive battle for honor and liberty in this glorious new land.
Choice! The key is Choice. You have options. You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame, and self-pity. But, hold on! If this is true then why have so many among us apparently elected to live in that manner? The answer is obvious. Those who live in unhappy failure have never exercised their options for a better way of life because they have never been aware that they had any Choices !From the Paperback edition.
Lady Of Beauty . . . And Mystery A lovely young woman whose ethereal beauty has enchanted the London ton, Miss Gillian Giles can combat a suitor's unwanted embrace with deadly efficiency. But her talent for self-protection can't help her stave off the most proper advances of one Damon Ryder, the Season's most eligible bachelor. Caught in a compromising position with him--one that could irreparably ruin her reputation--Gilly is dismayed when Damon unhesitatingly offers marriage. Most young ladies would be thrilled to land such a handsome, wealthy husband. Gilly, however, has a mind of her own--and more than a few secrets to hide. She believes marriage to Damon to be impossible, but Damon is equally determined to convince her otherwise. And if he isn't enough trouble, two other suitors, both charmingly irresistible, have now set their sights on winning her, too. Pursued by three devilishly persuasive men, how can the headstrong Gilly possibly resist falling in love?
American power and a pervasive globalization are the central realities of today's world, and the source of its thorniest dilemmas. Yet while America's unprecedented might should be the source of global security, Americans today feel less secure than ever. Globalization promotes American dominance even as it breeds anti-American resentment. In The Choice, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski addresses the historic choice facing America at this very moment: Will it strive to dominate the world, or lead it? Reminding us that American dominance should not be confused with omnipotence, Brzezinski shows how America's well-being and the world's are entwined, and that America must find a way to be both guarantor of global security and promoter of the global common good. "When it comes to what might be called the 'philosophy' of foreign policy-the relationship of U. S. power and policy to broader historical and cultural trends-no statesman of Brzezinski's generation is in his league. . . . A tour d'horizon of U. S. foreign policy [that] discusses the inevitable contradictions and tensions that enmesh a democratic society that is also a global hegemon, criticizes the Bush administration, and articulates his own vision of the way forward-all in a little over 200 pages. Even those who do not accept Brzezinski's critique of the Bush administration will admire the sagacity of his views; for Democrats attempting to assemble a serious and thoughtful alternative to Bush's foreign policy, The Choice is indispensable. "-Walter Russell Mead, Foreign Affairs
Frank Galvin, a smart Irishman from the tough side of town, is the star litigator at a blue-chip Boston law firm. But the irresistible lure of a beautiful woman with a devastating secret threatens his hard-won acceptance by "the establishment." Suddenly, Frank finds himself on the wrong side of a ferocious legal war--hired to destroy the people he trusts, loyal to those he doesn't. He's facing the biggest choice of his career-and the ultimate battle between duty and honor. Caught in the crossfire of sexual temptation and murder, he'll call on the same unorthodox methods that made things sizzle in The Verdict. But this time, Galvin's got a lot more at stake, because winning the case could mean losing everything.
To the uninitiated, the words "choice" and "astrology" may seem like contradictory terms, but modern understanding of astrological influence has moved away from the fatalistic outlook. Fairfield shows how astrology can be used to understand the nature of a situation, an individual's contribution to the situation, and the available options and resources to deal with it responsibly. She introduces everything you need to know to understand astrological charts, including the foundations of astrology, the houses, signs, planets, points, and aspects. She shows you how to utilize astrology- including how to read your natal chart- to make the very most of your life. Fairfield enables you to organize personal information and gives clear examples of in-depth interpretations, so you can make your own choice centered interpretations.
In a reckless attempt to change the future, Catty drops Jimena into her troubled past-and into dangerous territory for the ex-gang members. As Jimena runs for her life, she is caught by the police and put in jail. There she is further threatened by a new type of Follower with a shape-changing power she is unable to resist. Her only choice is to break out of jail and hide out with a most unlikely ally-her old gang rival, Payasa. Together they have to save the other Daughters of the Moon before Jimena's most terrifying premonition comes true.
A Cold War leader looks at our new situation.
The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants, and decision making in the midst of electoral uncertainty. President Bill Clinton is examined in full in the contest with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, the Republican presidential nominee. The intimacy and detail of Woodward's account of the candidates and their wives show the epic human struggle in this race for the White House.
An alternative history of the world with ancient empires still holding power.
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