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Time heals all wounds--Tori Amhearst knows this firsthand. Ever since that awful event all those years ago, she's made the most of her life, her career. But the moment she discovers that the man she put behind bars is innocent, she knows she has to make it right. And how could she not? Thanks to her, Lincoln Crusoe has nothing. Not even his memory.Now memory controls both their lives. Tori can't forget and Lincoln can't remember. While she knows she's got to tell him the truth, every part of her resists. She never expected to love him and doesn't want to lose him. Because the truth won't set her free--it'll just send him running.
Nothing can prepare criminal attorney Bennie Rosato for her new client, Alice Connolly, who bears an uncanny physical resemblance to her and tells her, "Pleased to meet you. I'm your twin." But Bennie grew up an only child. She doesn't have a twin. Or does she? Bennie takes on the woman's defense in a murder case and plunges into the mystery of the murder--as well as the secret of her own identity. Not until the verdict is in will she finally learn the truth.
One tragic traffic accident. Five university students killed. One survivor. A shocking case of mistaken identity that thrust two families into a bond of grief and joy beyond imagining. This is the story of two students from Indiana's Taylor University, Lauren Vand Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one critically injured and in a coma being cared for by the wrong family, and the heart-wrenching discovery five weeks later that they had been mistaken for one another. The Van Ryns and Ceraks now come together, two years later, to recount the amazing drama as it unfolded. Not only do they reveal the inspiring healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak as she comes to terms with her own identity -- now altered by the injuries she suffered -- but also the recovery of two traumatized families as they describe the bond of faith that sustains and unites them, as they each came to terms with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found.
The trouble began the day Alex got angry, accidentally unleashing her telekinetic powers. When Robyn's backpack dropped, she ran into the street to pick up her papers and was nearly hit by a speeding humvee driven by Vince and Dave. Suddenly the- vehicle was mysteriously steered away from Robyn-thanks to Alex's powers. But now Vince and Dave are certain they've found the girl with the secret powers-Robyn! And they'll stop at nothing to get her.... Now, wherever Robyn, Alex --- .,. and their friends go, those company goons are close behind--even at the school dance! But how can Alex save Robyn without leading the chemical company straight to her own door?
This true story is a shocking case of mistaken identity that stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family? Shatter their faith? Push two families into bitterness, resentment, and guilt? This is an unprecedented account of two traumatized families who describe their ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found. And join Whitney Cerak, the sole surviving student, as she comes to terms with her new identity, forever altered, yet on the brink of new beginnings.
10th ANNIVERSARYI'm Not Who You Think I Am!Sarah Thorton wanted to shout, but revealing her true identity could only bring disaster on herself and her infant son. Still, sorrowful circumstance had turned a mistake into a miracle. She suddenly had a home, a family-and Nicholas Halliday, a man as dangerous to her as he was desirable...!His newly widowed sister-in-law wore mystery as elegantly as an evening wrap, rousing more than suspicions in Nicholas Halliday-for this beautiful stranger had a claim not only to the family fortune, but also to his heart and soul...!
Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell?Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception-how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.
For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed "tribesmen," and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions genocide, AIDS, malaria, or civil war in Africa, the collective American consciousness still carries strong mental images of Africa that are reflected in advertising, movies, amusement parks, cartoons, and many other corners of society. Few think to question these perceptions or how they came to be so deeply lodged in American minds. Curtis Keim's Mistaking Africa looks at the historical evolution of this mind-set and examines the role that popular media plays in its creation. Keim addresses the most prevalent myths and preconceptions and demonstrates how these prevent a true understanding of the enormously diverse peoples and cultures of Africa. Updated throughout, the third edition includes a new chapter, "Where Is the Real Africa," discussing the multifaceted nature of the question and the importance of not grasping onto stereotypes of Africa's mythical past. Keim also includes new examples and new images to expand the visual narrative of western views about Africa. Mistaking Africa is an important book for African studies courses and for anyone interested in unraveling American misperceptions about the continent.
For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed "tribesmen," and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline alerts us to genocide, AIDS, malaria, or civil war in Africa, most of us know very little about the continent. However we still carry strong mental images of Africa, which are reflected in American advertising, movies, amusement parks, cartoons, and many other corners of our society.Few think to question these perceptions or how they came to be so deeply lodged in the collective American consciousness. Curtis Keim's Mistaking Africa looks at the historical evolution of this mindset and examines the role that popular media play in the creation of our mental images of Africa. Keim addresses the most prevalent myths and preconceptions and demonstrates how these prevent a true understanding of the enormously diverse peoples and cultures of Africa. Updated throughout, the second edition includes an entirely revised chapter on Africa in images, which analyzes portrayals of Africa in popular media, including print advertising by corporations such as Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, IBM, Vogue magazine, Honda, and Snapple. New to the second edition as well is an appendix on learning more about Africa.ContentsPart One: Introduction1. Changing Our Mind about Africa2. How We LearnPart Two: Evolutionism3. The Origins of "Darkest Africa"4. "Our Living Ancestors": Twentieth-Century Evolutionism5. Real Africa, Wise Africa6. We Should Help ThemPart Three: Further Misperceptions7. Cannibalism: No Accounting for Taste8. Africans Live in Tribes, Don't They?9. Safari: Beyond Our Wildest Dreams10. Africa in ImagesPart Four: New Directions11. Race and Culture: The Same and the Other12. From Imagination to DialogueAppendix: Learning More
Leroy bowed low. 'Just call me Leroy, Jolene. That'll suit me fine." I didn't want to call him anything. "Hello, Mister," I said. It seemed like the best thing to say. If I called him Leroy, he might think he had a chance of being special to me. Momma didn't hear me call him Mister, but Grandpa did. He frowned, lowering his thick gray eyebrows. I was afraid Grandpa was about to order me to apologize. Leroy tilted his head back and laughed so loud I thought the walls would tumble down. His whole body shook, and he slapped his hat against his knee. "Jolene, I've been called a lot of things in my life, but I ain't never heard nobody call me plain Mister."
You hold in your hands not a book at all, but a terrifying embodiment of purest evil. Can you feel the electric tingle in your fingers as you are absorbed by the demon Jakabok's tale of his unintentional ascent from the depths of the Inferno? Do you sense the cold dread worming its way into your bloodstream, your sinews, the marrow of your bones as you read more deeply into his earthly education and unspeakable acts? The filth you now grasp has been waiting patiently for you for nearly six hundred years. And now, before you are completely in its thrall, you would do well to follow the foul creature's admonition and destroy this abomination of ink and paper before you turn a single leaf and are lost forever. You have been warned.
Mister Boots is a 190 page fantasy novel for children written by the award-winning author Carol Emshwiller and first published in 2005. The summary by Viking reads as follows: Bobby has some important secrets-but it's not as if anyone's paying attention. It's the middle of the Depression, and while Bobby's mother and older sister knit all day to make money, Bobby explores the California desert around their home. That's how Bobby finds Boots. He's under their one half-dead tree, half-dead himself. Right away he's a secret, too-a secret to be fed and clothed and taken care of, and even more of a secret because of what he can do. Sometimes Boots is a man. Sometimes he's (really, truly) a horse. Me and Bobby both know something about magic-and readers will, too, after reading Carol Emshwillers acclaimed first novel for Viking.
In Act III of Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt's Mister Max trilogy, the solutioneer sets off to rescue his missing parents! Ever since Max's parents were spirited away on a mysterious ship, he has longed to find them. He's solved case after case for other people in his business as "solutioneer." And he's puzzled out the coded messages sent by his father. He doesn't know exactly what's happened, but he knows his parents are in danger--and it's up to Max to save them. Max and his friends (and a few old foes) don disguises and set sail on a rescue mission. It will take all of Max's cleverness and daring to outmaneuver the villains that lie in wait: power-hungry aristocrats, snake-handling assassins, and bombardier pastry chefs. And behind the scenes, a master solutioneer is pulling all the strings.... Has Max finally met his match? "Immensely appealing." --The New York Times Book Review "A perfect read-aloud, the story will appeal to fans of fantasy, adventure, mystery, and humor." --The Christian Science MonitorFrom the Hardcover edition.
Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did theyintend to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped? Until he can figure it out, Max feels it's safer to keep a low profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons.Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it's more. Max finds a way to solve people's problems--he engineers better outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max, Solutioneer. Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . .
Fear Leaves A MarkHe mutilates his victims. Slices their throats. And carves an X into their flesh. Five years ago, he claimed the lives of six women. Then the killings abruptly stopped--no one knows why. Ex-homicide detective Frank Quinn remembers. Which is why he's shocked to see one of the dead women in his office. Actually, she's the identical twin of the last victim, and she wants Quinn to find her sister's murderer. But when the cold case heats up, it attracts the media spotlight--and suddenly the killings start again. . ."A Heart-Pounding Roller Coaster Of A Tale."--Jeffery Deaver on Night Victims"Lutz Is Among The Best."--San Diego Union"Lutz Is In Rare Form."--The New York Times Book Review on Chill of Night "Lutz knows how to make you shiver."--Harlan Coben
The Silk Sisters-longtime friends Janelle, Sandra and Vicki-have turned their business savvy into a top-tier event agency. In the wealthy enclave of Wintersage, Massachusetts, there's an abundance of lavish parties, society drama and longing hearts to keep them busy. Floral designer Vicki Ahlfors is a shy, hopeless romantic. The dutiful daughter of a banking dynasty, she has always done what was expected of her-until she falls for her best friend's divorced brother. Attorney turned political strategist Jordan Woolcott has always defined himself by his work. Now at a crossroads, Jordan's not sure who he is, other than a dad to his young son, Mason. It's a rewarding job, but being a single father is so much harder than he'd ever imagined. Vicki has a magical touch when it comes to Mason, and her heart goes out to the overwhelmed Jordan. As feelings grow tender, will an explosive political scandal end their dream of forever before it even begins?
In Katie Rose's delightful eBook original novella set in Victorian New York City, a remarkable woman with the gift of second sight must learn to trust her visions while following her heart. Blond, angelic Penelope Appleton possesses breathtaking looks--and a troublesome secret. She and her two charming--and newly married--sisters have inspired quite a following posing as spiritualists. However, unlike her clever sisters, Penelope actually does glimpse the future. On the eve of her coming out at a Christmas ball, Penelope sees a vision of a rakishly handsome dark-haired man who she knows is her destiny. But her premonition comes with a terrible price: She also foretells his death. Jared Marton takes one look at Penelope and his fate is sealed. He must possess her, heart and soul, even if his efforts to get close to this ethereal beauty are thwarted by her determination to deny the magic between them . . . until a perfect kiss dissolves all barriers to sweet surrender. But when Jared discovers the burden she carries, a perfect love is challenged by the cold winds of fate.Praise for Mistletoe and Magic "A lovely bit of Christmas romance with love at first sight."--La Deetda Reads Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from the Loveswept title A Hint of Mischief.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSJINGLE BELLS, WEDDING BELLSOn Christmas Eve single dad Ryan Givens and his newfound son were stranded in a small Colorado town without a dime to their name. But just when Ryan saw his plans for their first Christmas crumpling faster than his son's smile, a miracle came their way....No matter how hazardous good-looking cowboys were to her heart, Danielle Sellica couldn't let Ryan and his adorable son spend the holiday in a hotel room. Everything would be fine, as long as they stood clear of the mistletoe....But they didn't....Celebrate the joy and love of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's with three very special couples.
Computer programmer Chloe Malcolm doesn't know how she let her best friend talk her into attending her ten-year high school reunion. But when Dylan Echols--her former crush turned major league baseball player--mistakes her for a popular cheerleader, she decides to make the most of the Cinderella moment. Dylan can't believe it when the gorgeous woman he just kissed runs away. He's even more stunned to discover she's not the person he thought she was. . . . Chloe knows she can't deceive the sexy sports star forever. But once she tells Dylan the truth, will she turn back into her tongue-tied former self? Or will he love her for who she is and give her the happily-ever-after she's always dreamed of?
Even after all these years, whispers of scandal still follow brooding Mistletoe loner Gabe Sloan. But when did Arianne Waide ever listen to rumors? She's always been a vital part of her small-town Georgia community, and it's time Gabe felt that way, too. All he needs is a chance. The last thing Gabe wants is a pint-size beauty championing his cause. Yet Arianne's starting to make him feel less of an outsider. . . and more as if he's home. With the town cheering him on after he performs a daring rescue, the resident bad boy just might be starting to believe it himself. Gabe may have shown their town what he's made of, but is it enough to keep him here in Mistletoe where he belongs. . . with Arianne?
Mistletoe & Mayhem All she wants for Christmas... Librarian Jodie Freemont's New Year's resolution is to get a life! Plain, predictable Jodie is going to turn into a daring, free-spirited femme fatale. And she gets her chance when rugged bounty hunter Shane Sullivan comes to town. Shane's got a reputation for always getting his man. But he doesn't stand a chance when Jodie decides to catch hers-under the mistletoe! Santa's Sexy Secret There are a few surprises under that suit... Working undercover as a jolly department-store Santa is no holiday for Detective Sam Stevenson! He's supposed to be investigating a large-scale theft ring, but instead he's spending more time checking out his gorgeous assistant elf, Edie Preston. The cute little pixie is one giant-size distraction. And thanks to a little mistletoe, Santa Sam is suddenly hearing wedding bells instead of jingle bells!
It's always the season of hope and romance in Eternity Springs, a special town where lost souls and lonely hearts find an angel's touch. Now New York Times bestselling author Emily March has written a wonderful eBook original novella, in which Christmas brings a family reunion and a family wedding. Newly engaged to her college sweetheart, Molly Stapleton has one wish for her holiday wedding: get her estranged parents back together. Three years ago, a family tragedy drove Emma Stapleton away from her husband, Jared, and their sprawling Texas ranch. Time, false pride, and unhealed hurts have only widened the divide. But Molly, with the help of some very special people in Eternity Springs, has a plan. As Emma and Jared arrive in this magical town to share Molly's happiness, they meet face-to-face, heart to heart. Will they accept this last chance to renew their promises of love--and cherish the gift from the daughter who loves them both? Includes a special preview of Emily March's forthcoming Eternity Springs novel, Lover's Leap!
MAIL-ORDER MURDERAs if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband's gift, and making her daughter's angel costume for the church pageant weren't enough things for Lucy Stone's busy Christmas schedule, she's also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn't smell right. Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa's Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she's about to receive a present from Santa she didn't ask for--a killer who won't be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself..."Lucy Stone is an endearing sleuth."--Dorothy Cannell
THE BODINE FAMILY CHRISTMASBy Marta PerryLeft at the altar on Christmas Eve, Annabel Bodine has lost her holiday spirit. When her big brother brings home handsome Coast Guard buddy Travis McCall, can she summon the courage to open her heart to love for the holidays-and maybe for a lifetime?THE GINGERBREAD SEASONBy Betsy St. AmantAllie James returns to her hometown in need of a holiday job. Never did she expect old boyfriend Jordan Walker to hire her as his secretary! Years ago Jordan shredded her heart like wrapping paper. Now he must convince Allie that all he wants for Christmas is her love.
A love story for Christmas from the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk.Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful. Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks--until the evening of December 24--he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules: 1. No deep, probing personal questions2. No drama3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship 4. The contract is void on Christmas Day The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.
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