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"YOU'RE JOEL'S FATHER."For Sam Winton, Haley Glen's revelation was a sword through the heart. Sure, he and the pudgy bundle shared the same ebony hair, the same blue eyes, but Sam knew better than this mistress of deception that his bloodlines would course through no woman's baby....Haley had infiltrated Sam's exclusive residence to make The Beast pay for rejecting her pregnant sister. She'd expected to meet a man of ice, but unexpectedly discovered a man of passion...and honor. Was it possible her sister had been mistaken, that Sam's denials were truth? Or had she not only fallen for the enemy, but for his lies...?
This is a warm funny novel with a shocking end - like a field of honeysuckle with copperheads underneath.
Cyrus Winchester's last attempt at helping a damsel in distress led to a coma and a stay in the Whitehorse hospital. But the Montana private investigator can't seem to shake his protective instincts, especially when it comes to local shop owner Kate Landon. While unconscious, he had dreamed of her brutal murder-or was it a dream?With her girl-next-door good looks and adventurous spirit, Kate doesn't see herself as a victim-but Cyrus is sure that she's in danger. And this cowboy at heart isn't about to take a risk with her life. All he knows is that his investigation is bringing old secrets to life, secrets that point to Kate being a target of a merciless killer. Driven to keep her safe, he'd give his all to protect the woman he loves... but will it be enough?
Parish Dunford lived in his cowboy boots--no one was going to change his independent, masculine ways. Gina, Parish's newest employee, had no intention of trying to do so--she preferred a soft bed to a sleeping bag on the prairie. Yet somehow she couldn't stop thinking of how those boots would look in her bedroom with Parish still in them.
This is the full-blooded story of a sheep dog and his master, Bob Mcleod who work together on a Wyoming ranch. Through raging blizzards and biting cold, through good weather and bad, the two keep the flock intact and also manage to outsmart rustlers. And young Mcleod realizes that someday Boots will be a champion among sheep dogs.
From four acclaimed authors come four all-new novellas featuring the rugged men of the West and the women who want them... From Jodi Thomas...Callie has done a lot of crazy things, but it'll take one more to prove she isn't nuts: find a husband, fast! Her only requirement: he has to be taller than she is and swear not to have her committed during their ruse of a marriage. From Jo Goodman...Felicity Ravenwood was raised to be independent-minded, but when this runaway bride opposes her father's choices, it is up to Nat Church to bring her around. But he doesn't count on springing her from jail, holding her hostage, or falling head over boot-heels in love. From Kaki Warner...Two strangers on a train have more in common than they know--both have hidden purposes and ties to a Nebraska bank robbery. But when their schemes unravel, they find a bigger surprise awaiting them than either could have imagined. From Alison Kent...When runaway New York socialite Maeve Daugherty joins her father's bodyguard Zeb Crow on his personal mission of revenge, what was a slightly scandalous new life as a bookkeeper for an infamous San Antonio brothel becomes downright dangerous. But that's not stopping Maeve from having the time of her life.
Lisa asks her friend Bernie to come to ballet class. She is afraid to go alone. Bootsie Barker might be there! Bernie figures ballet can't be that bad--it might even help him improve his jump shot. Besides, Lisa is his friend. Sure enough--Bootsie Barker turns up at ballet class, yelling, "I hate ballet. I hate boys even more." And she means it! Will she make Lisa and Bernie wish they knew how to outsmart her? You bet, you bet, you double bet! Ballet class will never be the same after Bootsie Barker, ballerina.
Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most. It's the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link's dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. She and her husband of nineteen years have just called it quits, leaving her with serious cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. More broke than ever, Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and continue to raise her three boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year's supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride in order to preserve the life she wants. With an infectious optimism that would put Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm to shame and a deep appreciation of the natural world, Link tells the story of how, over the course of one long year, she holds on to her sons, saves the farm from foreclosure, and finds her way back to a life of richness and meaning on the land she loves. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
Taking urban erotica to dizzying heights and culminating in an earth-shattering climax, Erick Gray spins a sexually charged, coming of age tale. The drama in Booty Call *69 revolves around a promiscuous young woman, Shana, who is so seductive she easily captures any man she glances at. After breaking up with the equally self-indulgent boy-toy, Jakim who is too busy hunting for additional sexual pleasures, Shana finds she's rapidly falling for his best friend, Tyrone and ignores Jakim's attempts at reconciliation. A man will do anything when he loves a woman and will try his best to hold on to what he thinks he needs. But does that mean he has to keep going down the road of mistrust? If you love someone set them free and if the love's meant to be then... In a hot remix of his Booty Call debut, Erick Gray shows how unconditional love can be and how grimy trusted friends can get in Booty Call *69.
Booze for Free: The Definitive Guide to Making Beer, Wines, Cocktail Bases, Ciders, and Other Drinks at Homeby Andy Hamilton
Your bar tab doesn't have to break the bank. Learn how to grow, forage, and brew your way to good spirits! A single cocktail can cost you $15 in a bar or restaurant. But home brewer and self-sufficiency expert Andy Hamilton can show you how easy and economical it can be to make simple hop brews, exquisite wines, and delicious infused spirits-all from easily grown or foraged ingredients. Booze for Free shares a wealth of valuable information, including: Home-brewing 101 How to turn your garden into a drinker's paradise Where and how to forage with success How to make more than 100 delicious drinks to your preferred taste and strength--quickly, cheaply and with minimum fuss And more! For readers who love THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST, a guide to making delicious (and inexpensive!) beverages at home. .
The Boozy Bakeris a fun collection of recipes for cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, and more, all of which contain a healthy dose of alcohol. Home bakers will recognize classic treats such as profiteroles, peach cobbler, and spiced Bundt cake, and be delighted by the ways they are reinvented with chocolate stout, almond liqueur, and even Jägermeister. Featuring more than 30 full-color photographs, the book also includes sidebars throughout with instructions for preparing funky cocktails that add a punchy compliment to many of the recipes. Whether you are a pastry perfectionist or a one-bowl beginner, a bonafide mixologist or just looking for a way to polish off a few dusty bottles, this cookbook is sure to become a favorite, its pages splattered with chocolate, sprinkled with sugar, and garnished with a twist.
The Boozy Baker is a fun collection of recipes for cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, and more, all of which contain a healthy dose of alcohol. Home bakers will recognize classic treats such as profiteroles, peach cobbler, and spiced Bundt cake, and be delighted by the ways they are reinvented with chocolate stout, almond liqueur, and even Jägermeister. Featuring more than 30 full-color photographs, the book also includes sidebars throughout with instructions for preparing funky cocktails that add a punchy compliment to many of the recipes.Whether you are a pastry perfectionist or a one-bowl beginner, a bonafide mixologist or just looking for a way to polish off a few dusty bottles, this cookbook is sure to become a favorite, its pages splattered with chocolate, sprinkled with sugar, and garnished with a twist.
Ellen Crosby's third tale of suspense set amid the vines of Virginia wine country involves a two-hundred-year-old bottle of Bordeaux that Thomas Jefferson may have purchased for George Washington and is turning out to be a wine to die for. It has been a year since Lucie Montgomery took over running her family vineyard at the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The Bordeaux Betrayal now sweeps her into a mystery that began more than two centuries ago in France and ends in murder not far from Montgomery Estate Vineyard. When author and historian Valerie Beauvais turns up dead the night after a verbal brawl with a noted wine critic on the grounds of Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, Lucie is certain Valerie's death is related to something she knew concerning the authenticity of the priceless Washington Bordeaux. As Lucie and her eccentric winemaker Quinn Santori bring in the last grapes of the season, Quinn's controversial past becomes intertwined with the murder and the rare wine, testing the bonds of their increasingly close relationship. New neighbors challenge Lucie for allowing a century-old hunting club to use her land for foxhunting; Mick Dunne, Lucie's ex-lover, comes back into her life; and her beloved French grandfather makes an unexpected visit that will rekindle painful memories some would prefer to forget. As Lucie investigates the shadowy history of the Washington wine, she uncovers a web of deceit and betrayal and a long-forgotten scandal that affects not only the international wine world but her own as well
Seeking to penetrate the mysteries of two great wine regions--"two opposite civilizations, two distinct ways of feeling"--Jean-Robert Pitte embarks upon an evocative and fascinating exploration of the land, people, and wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. His account is a rich tapestry of terroir, history, culture, and economics from Roman to modern times. The unique qualities of the wines of each region, Pitte believes, cannot be entirely explained by the differences in their physical environments: they have social origins as well. Beginning with an entertaining look at the remarkable variety of insults exchanged by partisans of the two regions, Pitte delves into the key role played by medieval monks, dukes, and peasant vignerons in building their respective reputations and in creating the rivalry between bourgeois Bordeaux and earthy Burgundy that we know today. His sparkling, fair-minded narrative, engaging the senses and the mind alike, conveys a deep appreciation of two incomparable wine growing cultures, united despite their differences by a common ambition to produce the best wines in the world.
Supernatural erotica. For adults only. The Bordeaux sisters find that their destinies are intertwined with men as accursed as they are infinitely sensual.
The marshal's name was Borden Chantry. Young, lean, rugged, he's buried a few men in this two-bit cow town--every single one killed in a fair fight. Then, one dark, grim day a mysterious gunman shot a man in cold blood. Five grisly murders later, Chantey was faced with the roughest assignment of his life--find that savage, trigger-happy hard case before he blasts apart every man in town... one by bloody one.From the Paperback edition.
On the Irish border, Inspector Celcius Daly investigates human trafficking and a scorched corpseThe border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is a rugged place: cold, windswept, and dark. For the girls brought here from Eastern Europe, it may as well be a war zone. Put to work in a farmhouse brothel near Dunmore, the women are forced into a living hell. One night, a pimp takes one of them for a ride. She is just planning her escape when the car explodes. The next morning, there is nothing left but the pimp's charred body and the woman's footprints in the snow.As his forensics specialists turn their attention to the burned corpse, Police Inspector Celcius Daly obsesses over the footprints. Where exactly did the woman come from, and where did she go? It is the sort of question asked only in the borderlands--between North and South, between life and death.
Celebrating the world's most intelligent purebred dog, the Border Collie--the star of every canine competition, from agility and obedience to herding and flyball-- this Smart Owner's Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.Each Smart Owner's Guide offers a description of the breed's character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy's homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call "It's a Fact," "Smart Tip," "Notable & Quotable," and "Did You Know?" Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called "Pop Pups" and "True Tails." Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the "Try This" feature pages.The Smart Owner's Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Border, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there's a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner's Guide is fully indexed.
Authentic home cooking of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.
At the dawn of the last century a shift in direction emerged among education policy-makers in Saskatchewan. Prior to 1905, the territories that would become Saskatchewan and Alberta maintained a school system largely modelled after Ontario's British-inspired system. Between 1905 and 1937 however, the shared geography and culture of the continental plains that span the border between the United States and Canada became the primary influence on education in the Canadian prairies. In Border Crossings, Kerry Alcorn examines Saskatchewan's embrace of the culture of farmer revolt and populist and progressive democratic thought that originated south of the border. He argues that as a consequence Saskatchewan education developed in resistance to eastern Canadian forms, with education policy makers - some brought in from the United States - consciously looking to their southern neighbours for direction in developing educational models. Alcorn's detailed portrait of University of Saskatchewan president Walter C. Murray and his "Wisconsin Idea," further highlight the influence of the north-south axis. A challenge to standard histories of Canadian education, Border Crossings encapsulates the development of the meaning, practice, and language of Saskatchewan education in the early twentieth century.
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack allies himself with revenge-driven bank robber Willis Durant against an army of ruthless outlaws who kidnapped Sam's partner Maria. .
During a raid, Ranger Oak M'Candliss's brothers were massacred. His wife was murdered by outlaws. Yet he was determined to justice and the law. Now two diplomats have been kidnapped by Mexican bandits. Their future is in his hands.
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