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The daughter of a powerful desert cheiftain, beautiful raven-haired Zenobia, a descendent of Cleopatra, witnesses at an early age the shocking brutality of renegade Roman soldiers and vows to hate all of the blue-eyed strangers forever. Despite that pledge, she falls hopelessly and passionately in love with Marcus Alexander Britanus, a Roman. And it will take all her cunning and skill in war to keep the precious erotic rapture she can find only in his arms...."Bertrice Small creates cover-to-cover passion, a keen sense of history and suspense."PUBLISHERS WEEKLYFrom the Paperback edition.
Simon Hart had sworn off romantic entanglements forever. But every man had a weakness, and his was the beautiful, beguiling Tira Beck. He'd angrily labelled the flamboyant socialite a shameless flirt with a cavalier attitude to marriage -- until he learned she'd secretly saved all her love for him. Against his will, Simon became entranced by her, her every gesture igniting his passion. Still, he knew the virtuous virgin wasn't about to surrender her nights to him . . . unless he became her beloved!
As England tears herself apart in the War of the Roses, Anne de Bohun lives far away from the intrigues of cities and courts. Once King Edward 1V's mistress, Anne has now found safety with their son on a small farm in Flanders. Now Edward himself is an exiled fugitive while Anne's real father, King Henry V1, rules England again. Summoned by an enigmatic message from her lover, Anne is drawn once more to the passion, the excitement and the deadly danger that Edward Plantagenet brings into her life. But now, the girl who was once a penniless servant has a child and an inheritance to defend. An old friend and old enemy return - one is rival to Edward and will risk everything to see her happy at last while the other wants her dead. Can Anne let her love for Edward threaten everything she has? Or will she need his help to protect her from the powerful enemies who mean to destroy her.
Exquisite writings on love, marriage, and the spiritual union of souls add a fresh dimension to our understanding of the philosophy of love and the transformation of one's life through its all-encompassing power.
Exquisite writings on love, marriage, and the spiritual union of souls add a fresh dimension to our understanding of the philosophy of love and the transformation of one's life through its all-encompassing power.
Beloved Bride: He called her "my beloved esposa" because Anna was his dearest love on this earth. Ironically, while the great military exploits of General Stonewall Jackson are studied in military schools the world over and his iron will and stern self-discipline has become legendary, little is said about his remarkable marriage. Even in the midst of the most arduous military campaigns, Stonewall took the time to send home extensive letters of love and devotion.
Speaking to his supporters at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956, Martin Luther King, Jr. , declared that their common goal was not simply the end of segregation as an institution. Rather, "the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption, the end is the creation of the beloved community. " King's words reflect the strong religious convictions that motivated the civil rights movement in the South in its early days. Standing courageously on the Judeo-Christian foundations of their moral commitments, civil rights leaders sought to transform the social and political realities of twentieth-century America. In The Beloved Community, Charles Marsh shows that the same spiritual vision that animated the civil rights movement remains a vital source of moral energy today. The Beloved Community lays out an exuberant new vision for progressive Christianity and reclaims the centrality of faith in the quest for social justice and authentic community.
Marsh (religion, U. of Virginia) offers a portrait of the Christian faith as a set of social disciplines shaped by gratitude, forgiveness, and reconciliation. As well as immediate pep talks and consolations, he says, Biblical religion offers peacemakers and activists a potent arsenal for imaging freedom, energizing social reform, and forging solidarity with the poor. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Speaking to his supporters at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956, Martin Luther King, Jr., declared that their common goal was not simply the end of segregation as an institution. Rather, "the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption, the end is the creation of the beloved community." King's words reflect the strong religious convictions that motivated the civil rights movement in the South in its early days. Standing courageously on the Judeo-Christian foundations of their moral commitments, civil rights leaders sought to transform the social and political realities of twentieth-century America. In The Beloved Community, Charles Marsh shows that the same spiritual vision that animated the civil rights movement remains a vital source of moral energy today. The Beloved Community lays out an exuberant new vision for progressive Christianity and reclaims the centrality of faith in the quest for social justice and authentic community.
Ernie is a twelve-year-old tycoon, always on the lookout for a fast buck. This time he stumbles onto a money-making bonanza: pet funerals. He hires Dusty to decorate the burial boxes and Tony to dig the holes, but his prize find is Swimming Pool, a tomboy who delivers a crying jag not to be missed. Business goes through the roof -- until Ernie loses Swimming Pool over a raise and the whole venture unravels. Here is a rollicking, fun-spirited novel about friendship, loss, business -- and how we learn to express our feelings. As a stage play,The Beloved Dearly was toured by the Lincoln Center Institute in a production directed by Elizabeth Swados. The play has also been produced at TADA!, where it was awarded the First Look Prize; South Coast Repertory; Florida Stage; and Riverside Children's Theatre; and it has been published by Dramatic Publishing.
Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel provide a path to abiding with God. We were formed from the dust, but we were made for life with God. We often accept less. We make promises and set goals to try and grow, but holiness seems impossible. But the Christian life is not about looking or feeling like a Christian. It's about abiding in God. If communion with God is your goal, self-help strategies and personal resolutions will fail you. But Jesus Christ will not. Drawing deeply from Scripture and narrating their own experiences, Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel wrote this book to be a companion for your journey with Jesus in the truth of yourself - as his beloved dust. This is not weighing tasks and rewards, but is a process of patience, prayer, and openheartedness. Prayerfully read this book. Prepare your heart for the gifts God has for you. Beloved Dust invites readers to discover the fundamental simplicity and radical transformation of being with God. "BelovedDust is an intelligent vision for life with God through prayer, and many of itsrich images have stayed with me long after I put down the pages." -Shauna Niequist, author of Bread &Wine "InBELOVED DUST, Kyle and Jamin tell us the truth about who we are and why we'rehere in a way that will draw you closer to God. Here is great wisdom onspiritual growth and friendship with God; written by two people whosefriendship for each is evident--and who will become your friends before the endof the book." - John Ortberg, author of Soul Keeping "Thisis a important look at the most important aspect of life--what a genuinerelationship with God really looks like. Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel addressour expectations and frustrations about spiritual growth in a hopeful,empowering way. BelovedDust strikes the rare balance of being rich and deep while remaining practicaland engaging. This book delivers on what it means, and doesn't mean, togrow in a relationship with God." - Jud Wilhite, author of Pursued, sr. pastorof Central Christian Church In a culture of pop Christianity that serves a fast foodgospel for consumers wanting drive-by spirituality, Goggin and Strobel defyexpectations. Their book leads the reader on a slow, inward journey to discoverthe deeper hunger in their souls--a hunger for God himself. It is a beautifuland gracious exploration of prayer that everyone seeking a truer, deeper, andmore authentic life with Christ should read. This book will draw you into a richer communion with Godas it did for me, and that is the highest compliment I can possibly offer. -Skye Jethani, author of WITH and FUTUREVILLE. "This book in your hands willremind you to stop, to revel in God's fatherly presence, and to just be. That God is God and you areyou, and that you are his, and that our dustiness is a beautiful thing. I amthankful for Jamin and Kyle's gift to us within these pages." -TshOxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionallyin a Chaotic World
Set against the turbulent backdrop of twelfth-century Europe, as two countries compete for world dominion, one woman will take her destiny, and the future of a nation, into her own hands"Aquitaine is mine. It will never belong to anyone else." With these words, fifteen-year-old Eleanor seals her fate. Aquitaine is under the French king's safekeeping, and Eleanor, the Duke of Aquitaine's eldest daughter, knows she must wed Prince Louis in order to insure the future of her beloved duchy. Fiercely independent, filled with untapped desire, the woman who would be queen must provide Louis VII, her monkish husband, with heirs. But it is young Henry of Anjou who catches Eleanor's eye--and sets fire to her heart. Ruled by a raging drive to succeed, Henry vows that he will not be cheated of his rightful place on the English throne. Yet the newly christened Duke of Normandy is thoroughly enraptured by the French queen. In Eleanor, Henry knows he has found a woman whose hunger for life and glory matches his own. So begins a passionate love that will span decades and change the course of history.
From New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather, a moving, unforgettable romance of defiance and desire. . .England's disastrous Civil War has robbed Lady Virginia Courtney of everything she holds dear--everything but her home, perched on the cliffs of the Isle of Wight. Left alone to defend it, she is powerless when the enemy forces arrive--but even more defenseless when she meets their leader, a fiercely commanding man whose eyes seem to see through to her very soul.Colonel Alexander Marshall is no less affected by his prisoner of war, the bewitching, capable woman who has seen so much loss in her young life. Though he would be justified to send her to the mainland--and to her certain death as a traitor--his hand is stayed by compassion. . .and undeniable desire. But even the most passionate love affair may not be enough to hold two sworn enemies together in the midst of war. . .
FROM THE DESK OF JULIET BLANCHARDI thought working in our family firm would finally make my father show some interest in me. He's always been distant toward me--possibly because I might not be his child? (I found an incriminating photo of my long-presumed-dead mother with a man I resemble. ) Then I found he gave Brandon De Witte my job! I know this handsome newcomer is keeping secrets--hopefully not dangerous ones. Because not only is my faith shaken right now, but someone seems to want me out of the picture, permanently.
HOW COULD SHE FALL IN LOVE WITH A YANKEE?Julia Chandler was a true daughter of the Confederacy, believing any man who wore Union blue was no man at all. But the magic of a costume ball transformed her, and she looked beyond his mask and saw in the eyes of Major Robert Montgomery the mirror of her very soul!Major Rob Montgomery had good reason to hate Southerners. Hadn't Rebel gunfire shattered his dreams along with his hand? And yet he yearned for even a moonlit glimpse of Miss Julia, a sheltered Virginia belle, forbidden him by war and politics, but destined for him by heart's true love!
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Jason Bourne SeriesNew from Eric Van Lustbader, the author of The Bourne Legacy and The Bourne Betrayal, comes Beloved Enemy, the thrilling fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Jack McClure series. In the stunning follow up to Father Night, Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is. Shortly after McClure leaves a late night meeting with Dennis Paull, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Paull is found-shot dead. The President is furious but equally frightened of a scandal, since Jack McClure is one of their own-an operative and Paull's friend. Who will protect the country if even McClure cannot be trusted? With top officials in the CIA and FBI after him, McClure, still devastated over his friend's death, goes on the run. Someone framed him for Paull's murder, possibly to prevent him from accomplishing Paull's last request-a task vital to U. S. National Security. Someone in the intelligence community has gone rogue and is reporting to The Syrian, one of the most cruel, aggressive terrorists McClure and Paull have ever come across. McClure has been charged with securing the name of themole, but when Paull's informant goes missing, McClure realizes his mission has only begun. Jack may be setting off after a mole, but he knows that ultimately he will have to confront The Syrian. Which also means confronting The Syrian's lover, Annika Dementieva, the woman Jack once loved and lost. On a quest to find the mole before cloaked agents around the world are exposed and murdered, Jack will soon find himself facing his own beloved enemy. . .
Gregor Grant was to have been the Laird of Glen Dhui. But defeat at the hands of the English had cost him the home that had been with his family for generations. Bitter and betrayed, the Highlander vowed never to return . . . . . . until a lady pleads for his help. Margaret Mackintosh cannot believe that the wild and scowling warrior in the tavern is the man she seeks. This is Gregor Grant, the proud laird her people have been whispering longingly for? But the new lady of Glen Dhui has no choice. Forced into a betrothal to a duke determined to unite their lands, Meg needs a champion. And who better than Gregor Grant, the clan's rightful leader? So the fiery lass makes him an offer he'd be a fool to refuse...and the sweetness of her kisses awakens a desire Gregor had thought long buried. Will Meg be able to resist its heat, or the raging power of his love?
A Highland lass dares to fall in love with her clan's most hated enemy in the first book of Patricia Potter's spellbinding Scottish Highland Series, set in the sixteenth century Felicia Campbell has just received a death sentence from her uncle and the king. In a fortnight, she is to wed the Earl of Morneith. Vowing to escape her fate as the bride of the lecherous, decades-older nobleman, she devises a daring scheme. But the plan goes horribly awry when she is abducted. Now the only way to survive is to continue her deception and yield to Rory Maclean, her clan's most hated enemy--and the handsomest man she has ever seen. After tragedy claimed his first two wives, Rory took to the sea. Ten years later he returns home, vowing never to marry or give his heart again. But then his clansmen steal a bride for him: a fearless, spirited beauty who can wield a sword as well as any man. As bitter strife continues to divide his homeland, Rory will move heaven and earth for the woman who has healed his soul--a woman who isn't what she seems.
Peopled with unforgettable characters, Beloved is a feast of a novel that sweeps the reader away to the opulent world of 18th century France where Christina DiClementi, daughter of an Italian silk merchant plans to marry her childhood sweetheart Richard Magniet, son of the Baron de Beauvu. But a lifetime of expectations is shattered by a violent murder that sets them both on an uncharted course of heary rending loss, erotic obsession and new allaiances. From the houses of the nobility and the great abbey of Montmajour to the brothels of a bustling city, and from a simple island cottage to the canals of Venice, these two people struggle to mold their lives around the memory of love that will ultimately reshape itself into something far beyond themselves.
From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a magnificent historical romance set in Texas. "Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity." -Romantic Times Molly Wade has loved Ben Cantrell since the moment he defended her honor in the schoolroom. Now that she's a young woman, her feelings for the handsome rancher have grown deeper--and more urgent. But something always stood between them--a dark heritage that made him an outcast in Texas. Now the ghost of that heritage returns to turn Ben Cantrell from a loner into a wanted man. Molly is the only person who can prove Ben's innocence, but if she speaks out, will she too be outcast? And is it possible for two people in love to make peace with their pasts?
Dane and Tharyn Logan, back from their honeymoon, take over a medical practice in Central City and join the church there. It's not long before Dane establishes a name for himself. After he risks his life to rescue the mayor of Central City, who has been shot by an angry gunman, the townspeople officially dub Dane the "beloved physician of Central City." Nurse Tharyn faces a challenge of her own when her dear friend Melinda is captured by the local band of renegade Utes. Melinda's friends and fiance don't know any better than to give her up for dead...THE FRONTIER DOCTOR TRILOGY Countless perils menaced the settlers of the vast wilderness, and one of the most severe was the scarcity of medical care. Risking his own life by day or by night, in all kinds of weather, the frontier doctor was a rare, unsung hero of the West. A New Life in a Rugged Land They say, "I do," and only death shall part them. Back from their honeymoon, Dr. Dane and Tharyn Logan eagerly assume the reins of the medical practice in a small Colorado mining community. Dane's selfless heroism quickly earns him a fine reputation among the townsfolk. But the hardship and danger of the West strike home when a band of renegade Utes captures Thayrn's dear friend Melinda. Will hope survive after Melinda's friends and fiancé have given her up for dead?
Five years earlier Saber, the Earl of Avenall, had won her young fancy, then mysteriously vanished. Now fate reunites them and Ella stands before him: grown, beautiful, seductive. Even as Saber swears never to taint her with his own dark demons, he cannot resist her. Nor can he stand idle while vicious ton gossips set out to ruin her. As their passion grows, so does his inner torment. Yet Ella knows that together they must face society--and each other's secrets--if they are to realize the full bliss of their love.
Now, from nationally best-selling Iris Johansen comes a thrilling tale of abduction, seduction, and surrender that sweeps from the shimmering halls of Regency England to the decadent haunts of a notorious rogue. . . She was a hostage torn between passion and loyalty. . . Marianna Sanders realized she could not trust this dark and savagely seductive stranger who had come to spirit her away across the sea. She possessed a secret that could topple an empire, a secret that Jordan Draken, the duke of Cambaron, was determined to wrest from her. In the eyes of the world the arrogant duke was her guardian, but they both knew she was to be a prisoner in his sinister plot--and a slave to his exquisite pleasure. He was the fabulous rake they called the Duke of Diamonds. . . For years, brilliant, deadly Jordan Draken had schemed to destroy the emperor who threatened everything he valued most in the world. Now that he held this defiant woman who was the key to his final triumph, he felt a fierce sense of satisfaction. . . and the first stirring of desire. She was only supposed to be a pawn in his plans, but once alone with his captive, Jordan realized she was a prize he could never surrender.
Jay Quinn's Lambda-nominated novels transcend the traditional gay novel, exploring universal issues of marriage, aging parents, addiction, and attraction, all while presenting unique characters and page-turning drama.<P> In THE BELOVED SON, one family must cope with life's ever-changing moments, as two sons are faced with issue of their aging parents. Karl Preston lives an ideal American life with his wife and daughter in an affluent North Carolina suburb. At his father's request, Karl travels to Florida for a weekend visit that starts a roller coaster of family drama and heartache. Not only does Karl have to deal with his gay brother, Sven, who is the primary caretaker of their parents, but his mother's growing dementia. Richly told, lyrically written, this is a poignant portrait of the modern-day family and how responsibility trumps resentment.
A wounded warrior and a beautiful English border thief battle treachery, betrayal, and their own warring hearts to satisfy a dangerous, passionate love As the battle at Flodden Field rages, Lachlan Maclean rides with King James IV of Scotland, sworn to vanquish their English enemies and find redemption for the past that haunts him. But as the battlefield runs red with blood, Lachlan realizes they're fighting a losing battle. Thrown from his horse, he awakens to find a lovely angel of mercy tending him . . . and no memory of who he is. Once, Kimbra Charlton rode alongside her husband on daring border raids that targeted English and Scottish alike. Now the desperate widow combs battlefields for anything of value to make sure she and her young daughter survive. When she stumbles on a wounded soldier, she recognizes the armor and helmet of her people's sworn enemy. A Scotsman killed her husband, yet she can't let this man die--nor can the world know his true heritage. It is a secret on which both their lives depend. But as passion ignites between them, they must face the consequences of their impossible love.
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