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A powerful blend of historical accuracy, romance, and spiritual journeys set during the time of the American Civil War. A young Quaker woman travels to Washington from Pennsylvania to help nurse the wounded soldiers and falls in love with an army engineer who has lost his memory.
Ever since twelve-year-old Julie Marchen helped defeat the fairy-tale world of the Wild, life's been about as normal as it can be, for a girl whose brother is Puss-in-Boots and whose mom is Rapunzel. After nearly taking over her hometown, the Wild is safely back where it belongs: right under Julie's bed. Then it suddenly spits out Julie's dad--Rapunzel's prince--and things take a seriously enchanted turn. He's gallant, he's handsome, and he's totally clueless about life in the 21st century! (You try teaching a five-hundred year old prince how to text message.) When Julie's daring dad dashes off to save a kidnapped Sleeping Beauty, she must embark on a magical cross-country adventure to bring him home, protect the family secret, and while she's at it, save the world! Because if she fails, everyone will spend eternity in a fairy tale.
I SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN BED<P> Um, so get this: Three weeks ago I, Rachel Bond, inherited a bed-and-breakfast. In Alaska. Just this morning I was in my warm bed in LA but now here I am, up north--and this is way north, like nosebleed north--sorting it all out. So:<P> PROS:<P> 1. Bears and wolves and moose and whatever else can't be any worse than LA guys.<P> 2. You know how people talk about "starving artists?" I'm gonna faint. So it's probably time for a change.<P> 3. My good friend Kellan--you'll like him, unlike moi he's calm and cool under pressure--suddenly has this animalistic sexiness I've never even seen before.<P> 4. Give me a minute. I think the "Cons" are going to be a lot easier.<P> CONS:<P> 1. ALASKA. Did I already mention this? Which means:<P> a. Snow--lots<P> b. Cold--very<P> c. Coffee shops, movie theaters, or what I like to think of as "culture"--not a chance<P> 2. I can't even manage my checkbook--so a B&B is probably going to be a disaster.<P> 3. The house chef can't cook, and the guide can't read a map.<P> 4. Kellan's sudden hotness is getting very hard to ignore.<P> 5. I just got hit by lightning.<P> And I'm not sure if this is a pro or a con just yet, but since that lightning bolt, I can see through everything. As in completely transparent. That was before things started to get really weird...
ONE LAST MISSION. When crisis looms and politics and red tape conspire against effective measures, the International Intelligence Agency plays its hidden hand. Now the spymasters of Room 59--dedicated, dangerous and willing to push the limit--get the green light to eradicate the threat. ONE LAST CHANCE. Room 59 agent Alex Tempest has a secret: a degenerative illness that may end his career as a field operative. But first he accepts one final mission. And ... it's personal. A research facility in China has built the ultimate biological weapon. Alex's job: infiltrate and destroy. His wife works at the biotech company's stateside lab, and Alex fears danger is poised to hit home. But when Alex is captured, his personal and professional worlds collide in a last, desperate gamble to stop ruthless masterminds from unleashing virulent, unstoppable death.
Annie Lockwood exists; everyone admits it. Everyone has seen her. But only Strat insists that Miss Lockwood traveled one hundred years back in time to be with them in 1895. Now Strat is paying an enormous price: His father has declared him insane and had him locked away in an asylum. When Time calls Annie back to save Strat, she does not hesitate, even though her family is falling apart and desperately needs her. Can Annie save the boy she loves, or will her choice keep her a trespasser out of time?
Ethan, Ashley, Todd, Elena, Jack, and Toni finally figure out how to time-travel back into the past. Their mission: find the scientist whose genetic experiment led to the creation of the evil Omegas... and convince her to destroy her research and save the Earth.
Injured marine Rick Wyatt didn't need a nursemaid, especially not his estranged wife, Kate. Having her so close, tending his wounds, only brought back long- buried memories of everything they'd done together between the sheets--and everywhere else in the house. She had come home to help Rick get back in uniform, so why was he thinking about how fun it was to stay out of it? Kate had never stopped loving Rick, but she couldn't stay with a man whose walls were harder to scale than Kilimanjaro. He needed her only until he recovered--falling for him again was not an option. For once this wounded soldier was back in action, he wouldn't want her around ... or would he? Passionate, powerful and provocative.
Through nine intimate first-person narratives, Out of War tells the story of the Children's Movement for Peace, a network of organizations struggling against the forty-year civil war in Colombia. Readers will meet young people like Juan Elias, who decided he could best avenge his father's murder by fighting to end the war; Maritza, who found refuge in the peace movement after her family and friends abandoned her in the communas of Medellin; and Beto, who works for the peace he never had in his abusive home. The voices of these children are raw and real, and their stories are nothing short of inspirational. In 1996, the Children's Movement for Peace helped organize the Children's Mandate, a referendum on children's rights in Colombia. Two million children turned out to vote for their right to peace, sending the Colombian government a powerful message about its inability to control the violence within its borders. Since then, the Movement has worked to help children cope with loss, displacement, poverty, and other effects of the war. It has also taught children how to resolve conflict without fighting. The movement's work is impressive, yet Out of War is really about the individual children who lead the group. Through them, readers will learn not only about the tenuous life of children in Colombia, but about what it means to give back to your community and face adversity with true courage and hope.
What is so wrong with being nice? Nothing. But the God of the Bible is not nice. This book will bring us back to the God of the Bible. Not the God we like or the way we wish He were. But the very God of the Bible-unembellished, unvarnished-as He really is. This does not mean we will like Him.
In a far-future city where happiness and stability are law, a group of rebels will fight for what it means to be humanThe Compassionate Society was designed as a utopia, where people's genetic predispositions and aptitudes--rather than random choice--guide their lives, and pain of any kind is illegal. In the self-contained city, happiness is the most cherished value, and the Ministry of Pain swiftly prosecutes anyone who interferes with the contentment of another. For many of its citizens--who were matched to their jobs, spouses, and friends--the Compassionate Society is perfect. But to Courtney Hall, a political cartoonist, it is a place of stifling mediocrity. When her satirical work makes her a target of the government, Courtney goes on the run, only to discover an entire underground network of dissidents, each fighting against the stagnation imposed by the Compassionate Society--a struggle that could stand as humanity's last chance for growth, innovation, and ultimately, survival.Thrilling and inventive, Out on Blue Six is Ian McDonald's engrossing story of free will and self-determination, and of the true value of a life ruled not by fear, but by hope.
It's been a few weeks since Katie turned into the class hamster and then back into herself, but now more trouble is on the way as she becomes Lucille, the cafeteria lunch lady.
It's been a couple of weeks since Katie turned into the class hamster, and she's beginning to hope that maybe her transforming days are through. But more excitement lies ahead for Katie as she becomes Lucille, the cafeteria lunch lady! Unfortunately, the principal isn't too happy with a lunch lady who throws egg salad and starts food fights. . . so it's up to Katie (back in her own body) and her classmates to save the day. .
This charming novel stars Hattie McNair, an inveterate journal-keeper and eavesdropper extraordinaire. Hattie's humor and indomitable spirit make Out to Pasture an amusing and heartwarming look at the often-avoided topic of aging. Hattie lives in FairAcres Home, a retirement community in South Carolina. Over dinner one night, Hattie overhears a fellow resident planning her own funeral-- complete with a caterer so her daughter-in-law's potted meat pate doesn't make the funeral goers sorry they came! Hattie begins her journal the same evening to capture the whole absurd scene--and so begins the story of Hattie's experiences "out to pasture."
[from the back cover] "I've never felt so alone in all my life. "Lord," I prayed, "please help me find a way out of this mess!" How did Jennifer end up at an unchaperoned beer party with a bunch of girls she really doesn't know, and boys who've already been drinking? And now, how is she going to get out of this situation?
Reunited-down under. Natasha Beale was horrified when her tour guide turned out to be Tom Scanlon-the man who'd jilted her. She would be spending the next two weeks alone with him, in the wilds of the Australian Outback. She still felt hurt and betrayed, yet she would need him to protect her, day and night. It was too intimate a situation for estranged lovers-Tom had set it all up. Tom had also changed: he was fitter, more muscular-ten times sexier! He wanted her back. And he had a secret to tell: the real reason why he'd left her.
Billionaire Johnny Ellis inherits a share of Gundamurra, the beloved Outback station of his youth, and all of Megan Maguire's hostility.
Meredith West Likes: coffee shops, nice shoes, London Dislikes: spiders, the Outback, Hal Granger! Hal Granger Dislikes: cool, unflappable, distracting city girls Likes: one city girl in particular. . . Meredith's been forced to take a job on a remote cattle station, with a boss she can't stand! It should be easy to keep things professional -- except their office is under the blistering Outback sun, and Hal's work attire is a bare chest and thigh-hugging jeans! Although they're worlds apart, it's getting harder to keep things strictly business. . .
Locum doctor James Remington never stays in one place for long. But the warmth of the people in this welcoming Outback community is starting to make it feel like home--and so is nurse Helen Franklin. James has found it easy to win over the locals in Skye, but Helen proves to be much more of a challenge. Helen's protected her heart for so long that she doesn't know if she's ready to open it up to this charming but temporary doctor. All James knows is that Helen makes him want something he's never wanted before--a home and family.
Erotic slang words from Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Australia, and other English-speaking nations number well into the tens of thousands. But the history of terms used to describe the sexual activities of gays and lesbians have opposing sources: one, the discreet networks of gay men and lesbians who sought to come up with a new terminology for the pleasures of their secret lives; and the other, those who found gay sexuality repellent, and created phrases that denigrated and insulted its proponents. The result? A coded language, for better or worse, that celebrates sexuality in all its queerness.<P> A. D. Peterkin shows how euphemism, camp humor, rhyme, acronym, and secret code have all been recruited imaginatively by gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals to name what was thought to be unnamable. A. D. Peterkin is a Toronto psychiatrist and journalist.
She Had Been Waiting...For months clairvoyant Elizabeth Mallory had been tormented by visions of a desperate stranger. Now that man was here, on her isolated Georgia mountain. Wounded and on the run, he needed refuge. And Elizabeth needed him. Reece Landry, she sensed, was the answer to her lonely prayers.Why, Reece wondered, wasn't this woman frightened by him-a hunted fugitive? Hell, he was afraid-of her, of how she made him feel.Reece's hard-knocks life had taught him not to trust anyone. He knew he would be a fool to take a chance on Elizabeth-but a bigger fool if he didn't.
When a Roman ship is wrecked off the coast of Britain, an infant, Beric, is the only survivor. He is rescued by a British tribe who raise him as their own until they can no longer ignore his Roman ancestry.
Ninth book in Catherine Levendeur mystery series set in 12-century France and Spain. This time Solomon has his own mystery to solve.
Haunted By His Past, hunted by the Pure Ones, Nyroc flies alone. He yearns to go to the great tree, where good and learned owls do noble deeds, but he cannot. He is son of Kludd and Nyra, sworn enemies of all Ga'Hoole stands for, feared and despised everywhere.
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