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Shy by nature, Emma Hathaway usually leaves the drama to her rebellious cousin, Marisol. But when Emma agrees to meet with her cousin's secret lover to end the affair, she is pulled into a dangerous game. Now Emma is convinced her involvement in the scandal has put her life in jeopardy. The trouble is none of Emma's confidantes believe anyone is trying to harm her. As whispers of madness begin, Emma turns to the only person who might be able to help. . . The very handsome, barely respectable Restell Gardner has gained a reputation for helping people out of compromising positions. Never one to turn away a lady in need, Restell agrees to help solve the intrigue. Sensing there is more to the green-eyed beauty than meets the eye, Restell feels himself falling for Emma. But he resists succumbing to his passion. . . at least until he learns the truth about the danger that is haunting her. For if he gives in to temptation too soon, he could lose Emma forever. . .
USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers the unforgettable story of a beautiful young woman who believes someone wants to kill her. Only one man can reveal if she's truly in peril--or if she's going mad. But will his forbidden kiss lead to a dangerous seduction? Shy by nature, Emma Hathaway usually leaves the drama to her rebellious cousin, Marisol. But when Emma agrees to meet with her cousin's secret lover to end the affair, she is pulled into a dangerous game. Now Emma is convinced her involvement in the scandal has put her life in jeopardy. The trouble is none of Emma's confidantes believe anyone is trying to harm her. As whispers of madness begin, Emma turns to the only person who might be able to help... The very handsome, barely respectable Restell Gardner has gained a reputation for helping people out of compromising positions. Never one to turn away a lady in need, Restell agrees to help solve the intrigue. Sensing there is more to the green-eyed beauty than meets the eye, Restell feels himself falling for Emma. But he resists succumbing to his passion...at least until he learns the truth about the danger that is haunting her. For if he gives in to temptation too soon, he could lose Emma forever...
New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison delivers a seductive, mesmerizing tale of "love" gone dangerously wrong. . .No matter how direct Loretta is, Granville doesn't get it. He was fine when it came to burning up the sheets, but that's where their connection ends--or so she thinks. When he begins stalking her, Loretta's gorgeous girlfriend, Madison, claims she can tame any man...so Loretta dares Madison to prove she can tame Granville. But sexing Granville while she's engaged to the most eligible bachelor in Houston may cost Madison more than Loretta's bet is worth. . .Praise for Mary B. Morrison's I'd Rather Be With You "Drenched in jealousy, cheating. . .will leave readers gasping in shock." --Library Journal "The sequel to If I Can't Have You has just as much drama, fighting and lying as its predecessor." --RT Book Reviews
Book Description If I Could Ask God Anything is a unique kid-friendly book jam-packed with clear, fresh answers to important questions about God, faith, prayer and Christianity in language that kids can understand. Established author and mom Kathryn Slattery tackles "toughies" such as: "If God is invisible, how can I know He is real?" "Does God stop loving me when I sin?" "Why should I go to church?" "When I die, is it true that I become an angel with a halo and wings?"... As well as fun, real-life questions from kids such as: "Does God ever sleep?" "Did Jesus live on Earth before or after the dinosaurs?" "Is it OK to pray for help on a test?" Written for children of all denominations, this biblically-based book includes fun illustrations and helps kids understand and articulate what they believe and why they believe it. It reassures young hearts that God cares for them and loves them very much! Most importantly, it encourages children to embrace a deep and lasting personal relationship with a living, loving God through faith in Jesus Christ. Nurture a child's mind and spirit with this well-rounded, comprehensive, Scripture-based guide. And who knows, maybe you'll answer some of your own stumpers along the way! Editorial Reviews: Rick Hamlin, Executive Editor, Guideposts magazine "The writer really knows her Bible... A great resource for all of us Sunday school teachers with classrooms of kids!" Rick Warren, Author of the best-selling The Purpose Driven Life "I'm pleased to have [this book] as part of our Library... it will be a great blessing for the children..." Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief, Guideposts magazine "...Answers to kids' questions about God are clear, thoughtful, and theologically right on." Elizabeth Sherrill, Author of the best-selling inspirational classic, The Hiding Place, and All the Way to Heaven "A treasure of a book! Answers are clear, reassuring... A copy is going to each of our grandchildren!" Dr. Hillary Bercovici, Scholar in Residence, Trinity Institute "... An enormous help and encouragement to Christian parents... It will help them with their children's most challenging questions about God." About the Author: Kathryn Slattery is a long-time Contributing Editor for Guideposts magazine, for which she has written hundreds of stories of faith and inspiration. She is the author of If I Could Ask God Anything, Grandma I'll Miss You, The Gospel for Kids, The Grace to Grow, and A Bright-Shining Place. Her writing has also appeared in numerous "best of" Guideposts anthologies, and Today's Christian Woman. She resides in Connecticut with her husband, Tom, where they are the parents of two adult children and happy owners of a roly-poly pug named Max. Meets national education standards.
The entire school's talking about the gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. After all, Kaylee's no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee-she screams when someone dies.But the next scream might be for Kaylee.Yeah-it's a shock to her, too. So to distract herself, Kaylee's going to save every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher is really an incubus who feeds on the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend's needy ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr. Beck...before he discovers they aren't quite human, either.But Kaylee's borrowed lifeline is nearing its end. And those who care about her will do anything to save her life.Anything.
Fiona comes from a large and loving family where she, her older sisters and her mother are all twins. But soon her loving family is torn apart as the Spanish flu is brought to Canada by soldiers returning from fighting overseas in World War I. Fiona turns to her diary, pouring out her fears as her sisters fall ill with the deadly disease. Will Fee lose those dear to her?
The conclusion to the Frightening Four miniseries! On a hill on the outskirts of Sweet Valley sits a beautiful old Victorian house. It stood empty until a few weeks ago, when a big family moved in ... the perfect clients for Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield's new baby-sitting service ... Identical twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield and their friends have learned one thing from baby-sitting for the Riccoli family: dreams can come true ... and so can nightmares! When the fire in Andrew Riccoli's dream turned to real flames, the twins took action. They killed the evil creature -- half girl, half monster -- in the kids' nightmares. Before she killed THEM.
Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully written and searingly heartfelt, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a masterwork of its genre.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sixth grade is over and Elyse Donaldson is ready for a perfect summer. She's going to read her favorite books and write her first novel. She's even determined to get along with her older sister, Jordyn. But her plans quickly unravel. Granny's Alzheimer's is getting worse. So she moves in with Elyse, Jordyn, and their mom, and the girls watch over her while their mother is at work. Sometimes she's fine, but sometimes she slides into the past and doesn't even recognize Elyse. It's frightening to realize that her beloved grandmother is slowly slipping away. Then Elyse gets involved in a neighborhood newspaper, and her mom starts dating for the first time since her father died. Elyse doesn't think she can stand any more changes, any more loss, but she's a lot stronger than she knows. This is the summer she'll learn to stand up for herself and to help the grandmother who has always helped her.
Lenore and Daniel have a comfortable cozy home and a wonderful son who happens to be a mirror image of his father. Lenore's life seems perfect except for one thing -- and she wants nothing to change-- except for that. Then their blissful existence suddenly unwinds leading to years of misery and soul-searching. How are things repaired? Only through time do they discover that it's through an absolute trusting in the one whose love never fails and who remains always faithful despite anything and everything.
Throughout his career as a pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Fred Epstein's young patients have been his most important teachers and trusted guides.
Alex wishes that his younger brother had never been born.
From bestselling author Deborah Bedford comes a moving tale of an estranged mother and daughter, and the child who forces their old conflicts back into the light. Nora Crabtree has long-since given up on her wayward daughter. When Tess turns up pregnant and begs for help, the last thing Nora wants is to get involved again. When Tess leaves, the Crabtrees have no choice but to bring this motherless baby into their home. Nora believes that God is giving her the chance she prayed for, to right mistakes from years before. She pours all the love that Tess had rejected into this new child. But when Tansy Crabtree vanishes on her walk from the bus stop, Nora and Tess must struggle with a relationship they thought had died years ago--and with the question of what is best for the little girl whom they both want to love. And Nora discovers that God may answer more prayers than she ever bargained for.
Have you ever thought... My daughter will take care of the dog... I can keep house like my mother-in-law... I'll never dothatagain... Not only has author Marsha Marks believed the lies many of us hear and tell on a daily basis-she's willing to talk about them! Tickling the funny bone to get to the heart, Marks shares the real truths she's discovered behind everyday lies. Here you'll enjoy heavenly advice woven into hilarious stories as Marks offers a good dose of reality in a way you've never heard it before.
A dramatic and powerful novel that explores the gray space between truth and perception.Cheater. Traitor. Slut. Quinn's done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Shunned by everyone she knows, Quinn loses her friends, her reputation, and her identity. Because Carey's not just any guy--he's a Marine who's serving overseas, and beloved by everyone in their small, military town. But Quinn didn't cheat. She could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets she's vowed to keep--secrets that aren't hers to share. So she stays silent, and waits for Carey to come home. Then Carey goes MIA, and Quinn must decide how far she'll go to protect her boyfriend...and her promise.
From the Publisher: Ahn E. Sook stood alone among thousands of kneeling people. Her bold defiance of the tyrannical demand to bow to pagan Japanese shrines condemned her to a living death in the filth and degradation of a Japanese prison. This brave woman remained faithful to Christ in the face of brutality, oppression, and ruthlessness of her captors. The story of how she won many of her fellow prisoners to Christ in the most deplorable conditions is an inspiration to all.
Faith is the most fundamentally important aspect of following Christ. Yet there are times in every believer's life when the inevitable question arises in the heart and works its way to the soul: If I really believe, why do I have these doubts? The question may have been planted by tragedy or trial. It may have been ignited by rejection or heartbreak. It may even be as simple as an intellectual burr that can't be shaken. If you or someone you know is asking this question, this book will bring help and hope to every heart in search of a deeper faith.
If I Should Die delivers a stunning, deeply satisfying conclusion to the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy by Amy Plum. Kate is devastated. Her boyfriend Vincent is a revenant who waited lifetimes to find her. But once he did their future together was shattered almost immediately. They were betrayed by their trusted ally, Violette. She killed Vincent and destroyed his body so that he could not be reanimated. Now Vincent is doomed to roam the earth as a spirit. But Kate isn't willing to accept life without her true love. She'll risk anything to save him, even as Violette, their friend-turned-enemy, begins to wage a war to rule over France's Immortals. Amy Plum created an intricate, original mythology for her YA paranormal series. The books, set in Paris, the City of Lights, introduce readers to revenants, undead beings who must sacrifice themselves again and again to save the lives of strangers.
An ex-cop's habits die hard.... Savvy, streetwise former cop Mali Anderson left the NYPD with a lawsuit and a lot of bitterness. Now she's on her way to a master's in sociology, living with her jazz musician father and mothering her orphaned nephew, Alvin. As Mali walks past the stylish town houses of Harlem's Strivers Row to meet Alvin at his rehearsal with the Uptown Children's Chorus, she hears a child's panicked screams--and witnesses a struggle. Mali thwarts the child's abduction, but as the car roars away, she finds a body in the street. The dead man is her friend Erskin Harding, tour director of the Chorus.The memory of her friend and the peril of her nephew drive Mali to track down the killer. It's a search that will take her from a gossip-filled beauty parlor to a dark, decaying crack house and--as anonymous warnings escalate into violence--could even lead her to her grave.From the Paperback edition.
Deanne doesn't want to spend her summer hanging out at the country club and flirting with the rich boys. She'd rather spend her time with the kids in the cancer wing of the local hospital. Will Deanne's compassion lead her to love--and a broken heart?
Hilary hates Jews. As part of a neo-Nazi gang in her town, she's finally found a sense of belonging. But when she's critically injured in an accident, everything changes. Somehow, in her mind, she has become Chana, a Jewish girl fighting for her own life in the ghettos and concentration camps of World War II. Han Nolan offers powerful insight into one young woman's survival through the Holocaust and another's journey out of hatred and self-loathing. Reader's guide and an interview with the author included.
Ryan Lucas would rather be anywhere but Ransom Creek, Connecticut. After losing his high-adrenaline career as a Hollywood stunt driver, he's had to tuck his tail between his legs and take up employment as a chauffeur for the Montgomerys, a wealthy hotelier family.Amy Sanders has returned home to Ransom Creek to take over her mother's former position as nanny to the Montgomerys-bringing her close to dashing Jake Montgomery once again. She grew up with a major crush on Jake, and it's not easy to leave those feelings behind, even though her friendship with the hard-edged family chauffeur, Ryan, has a sizzling undercurrent of undeniable attraction.Amy's determined to prove to Ryan that life at Montgomery Manor isn't all bad, but each time they draw closer Jake swoops in. Amy is torn between two men-and two worlds. And Ryan is rapidly coming to learn that if he wants to make Amy his, he'll have to prove to her that life downstairs can be everything they both want.90,000 words
"Whenever Sharyn McCrumb suits up her amateur detective, Elizabeth MacPherson, it's pretty certain that a trip is in the offing and that something deadly funny will happen on the road. " --The New York Times Book Review Now, the author of She Walks These Hills brings her storytelling gifts to a novel about crimes committed a century apart. For forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson, solving mysteries hardly seems the fun it used to be--even if she is the official private investigator for her brother Bill's fledgling Virginia law firm. Then Bill and his feminist firebrand partner, A. P. Hill, take on two complex cases that will require Elizabeth's special participation. Eleanor Royden, a perfect lawyer's wife for twenty years, has shot her ex-husband and his beautiful late-model wife in cold blood. And Donna Jean Morgan finds herself married to a Bible-thumping bigamist who has the nerve to die in circumstances that implicate his wife. A. P. does her damnedest for Eleanor, an abused wife in denial, and Bill gallantly defends Donna Jean. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's forensic expertise, including her special knowledge of poisons, gives her the most challenging case of her career. As questions of wife abuse and abandonment emerge in the court of public opinion, Elizabeth becomes a war correspondent in the battle of the sexes--a battle as old as the hills and unlikely to reach a truce any time soon. . . .
Based on surveys with more than 5,000 gifted young adults, If I m So Smart, Why Aren t the Answers Easy? sheds light on the day-to-day experiences of those growing up gifted. In their own enlightening words, teens share their experiences with giftedness, including friendships and fitting in with peers, school struggles and successes, and worries about the future. By allowing teens to share their real-life stories, the book gives readers a self-study guide to the successes and pitfalls of being gifted in a world not always open to their unique and diverse needs. Teens will be able to reflect on their own experiences through the engaging journal prompts included in the book, and their parents and teachers will enjoy hearing directly from other students about the topics gifted teens face daily.
If you want to find your soul mate, you first have to know yourself. If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? offers intelligent, practical, and engaging guidance to singles looking to improve their romantic relationships--by getting to know their own past patterns and relationship needs. Guided at every step by Page's 10 strategies for better self-knowledge, readers will find quizzes, case studies, and anecdotes from the author's decades of experience as a counselor to both couples and singles. Each aspect of the book is tailored to help readers figure out what they really want--and learn not to settle for less.If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? has been translated into 22 different languages, and this year celebrates the 25th anniversary of its debut. Offering advice that's positive, compassionate, and effective, this book will help readers understand their own romantic motivations and find the partner they're looking for.ABOUT THE AUTHORBest-selling relationship author Susan Page has been counseling both singles and couples on their romantic lives since 1980. She holds a Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Early in her career, she worked as Director of Women's Programs at the University of California at Berkeley, establishing the first university-based human sexuality program in the country.An in-demand international speaker, Susan Page has traveled to over 26 states as well as Canada, Korea, Mexico, and Australia to speak on relationship topics. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Montel Williams, Donahue, and dozens of other television and radio shows nationwide. Her work has been showcased in People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Glamour, New Woman, McCall's, and many other national publications.Page also served as a consultant to writer/director Gary Goldberg on the romantic comedy Must Love Dogs, released in 2005.