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Meg Talbot and her husband Eddie adopted a baby boy two years ago from Tiny Blessings. But Eddie's constant womanizing and infidelity ends the marriage and Meg becomes a single mother, balancing being a mother to Luke and an advertising executive. She used to be a woman of strong faith, but her husband's cheating year after year broke her spirit. She'd prayed so hard to make her marriage work and yet God had not heard her. She has turned her back on Him. Jared Kierney's wife, Vanessa, died from a brain anneurysm soon after they adopted baby Chance two years ago from Tiny Blessings. His faith in God got him through the tragedy and has made him a loving father. When Jared and Meg meet at Tiny Blessings' 35th Anniversary party, they make a shocking discovery. Not only has it been two years since they last saw each other (at their ten-year high school reunion), and their mutual attraction/dislike for each other hasn't diminished, but their sons are identical! Really identical! It becomes painfully obvious that the boys were twins separated at birth. Neither Jared nor Meg wants to give up their child, so they agree to marry so that the twins can grow up as the brothers, in one household. But can they learn to move beyond their pasts and regain their faith in God and love?
A provocative and exhilarating tale of teen rebellion against global corporations from the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, a a call to arms for a new generation. Not far in the future, in the twenty-first century, it's not just capital that's globalized: labour is too. Workers in special economic zones are trapped in lives of poverty with no trade unions to represent their rights. But a group of teenagers from across the world are set to fight this injustice using the most surprising of tools - their online video games. In Industrial South China Matthew and his friends labour day and night as gold-farmers, amassing virtual wealth that's sold on to rich Western players, while in the slums of Mumbai 'General Robotwallah Mala Marshalls and her team of online thugs on behalf of the local gang-boss, who in turn works for the game-owners. They're all being exploited, as their friend Wei-Dong, all the way over in LA, knows, but can do little about. Until they begin to realize that their similarities outweigh their differences, and agree to work together to claim their rights to fair working conditions. Under the noses of the ruling elites in China and the rest of Asia, they fight their bosses, the owners of the games and rich speculators, outsmarting them all with their unbeatable gaming skills. But soon the battle will spill over from the virtual world to the real one, leaving Mala, Matthew and even Wei-Dong fighting not just for their rights, but for their lives.
This book helps to answer three significant questions: 1. Have you discovered the reason why you were born? 2. Have you determined your motivation for living? and 3. Have you decided what you would be prepared to die for?
Meg's family is reunited on the prairie. Their new life is soon jeopardized by not only the struggle against slavery and those who would have Kansas be a slave state, but also a devastating fire that threatens to destroy their home.
The Confederacy of Sentient Beings is threatened by the bug-like Ramanthians' development of faster than light communications. The Legion is sent to Savas to capture the device.
Isn't there some sort of limit on thrills? Clay Granger thrived on life in the fast lane. He wasn't afraid to take on his friend Izzy's "problem." Besides, a temporary wife was just what he needed; matchmakers were making his life miserable. Izzy Fabrioni was pregnant and alone, except for her best friend, Clay, who just happened to be the most eligible bachelor in the world. The most eligible and the riskiest. He'd do anything just for the thrill of it--including marrying her! The roller-coaster ride begins...
For Want of a Nail is an alternate history classic. The outcome of one battle in the American Revolution diverges from reality, and sparks an unstoppable chain of events which affects the history of the whole North American continent.
Whodoesn'twant to think and talk about guys? You've got lots to think about when it comes to the guys in your life-or the guy you hope will one day be part of your life. This companion journal to the best-selling bookFor Young Women Onlyis the perfect place to jot down your hopes, affirm your commitments, and think through how to apply your newfound insights in your encounters with the opposite sex. In sections that parallel the chapters ofFor Young Women Only,you'll discover journal pages that include questions for thought, new and eye-opening comments straight from teenage guys, and places to record your prayers-along with God's answers. You'll also find places to share your questions and discoveries in a small group or with a few trusted friends. With lots of room to write what's on your heart, you'll be able to think more deeply on what you've learned about how teenage guys think, and you'll gain confidence in the truth that you have all you need to grow into the woman God created you to be.
More for Women Only! What's going on in a man's mind? You don't have to scratch your head any longer. After Shaunti Feldhahn'sFor Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Menbroached the subject, women everywhere responded with an overwhelming desire to dig deeper. Now this all-new discussion guide will help you and your friends explore the complex terrain beneath a man's confident exterior. Personal stories, fascinating case studies, and pointed questions will launch the conversations you need to open your eyes to what the man in your life-a boyfriend, brother, husband, or son-is really thinking and feeling. Men want to be understood, but they're afraid to "freak out" the women they love by confessing what is happening inside their heads. For women who really do want to understand, this group or one-on-one discussion guide is a must for helping you apply all those "ah ha" revelations to your relationships with the men in your life! More for Women Only Readers of the bestsellingFor Women Onlyexperienced many eye-opening, "I didn't know that!" moments as they discovered the fascinating truth about the inner lives of men. But after turning the last page, many have wondered, "Sohellip;what do Idowith this information?" This newly expanded study guide will help you answer that question. Discussion questions, personal stories, and situational case studies will equip you to apply truths from the book to the relationships in your life. Additional content includes: Feedback fromFor Women Onlyreaders Space to pen your thoughts after each chapter Quotes to remember Tips for starting your own discussion group Ideal for book clubs, small groups, or one-on-one dialogue with the man in your life, this is an invaluable resource and companion to the acclaimed book. Story Behind the Book About five minutes after For Women Only hit the shelves, women started talking about it in small groups, book clubs, and coffee houses-and with their men. And about five days after that, Shaunti started getting e-mails saying, "We could really use something to help us work through these subjects. " For Women Only has opened the eyes of women to things they never understood about men before. Now, the For Women Only Discussion Guide will help them talk through and apply those truths to their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
So that's what she means! So that's what he's thinking! · Discover surprising little things that have big impact in any relationship. · See what the latest research reveals about differences between men and women.· Master what is most important to the most important person in your life. Whether married or single, with a group or on your own, this all-in-one participant's guide offers you eye-opening insights and practical tips for understanding the opposite sex. Use this participant's guide as a companion with any, or all of, the following: · For Women Only (book and/or DVD study), · For Men Only (book and/or DVD study), and · For Couples Only (using both For Men Only and For Women Only books and/or the For Couples Only DVD) For years, men and women have seen great life change as they used these groundbreaking books in small groups, Bible studies, Sunday school classes, and premarital or marriage counseling. Now this participant's guide makes the content even more illuminating. Get ready to know "the other half" in a whole new way!
Do You Know the Unwritten Rules of the Workplace? As a veteran of Wall Street and Capitol Hill, Shaunti Feldhahn knows that even the most experienced Christian businesswoman can inadvertently sabotage her career simply because she doesn't know how her male supervisors, colleagues, and employees think. For Women Only in the Workplace gives you startling insights into the expectations and perceptions of men at work. Whether you work in a corporate setting, a small business, or a ministry, you'll find Shaunti's research invaluable as you discover: · What you need to know about a man's hidden insecurity· What "it's not personal, it's just business" actually means to men· How men view emotion in the workplace--and what they consider to be emotion· How what you wear can significantly hinder your effectiveness at work· The secrets to being strong and competent--without being viewed as difficult Based on eight years of intense research, extensive interviews, and national surveys of more than 3,000 men--from CEOs to assistants, from factory workers to lawyers--For Women Only in the Workplace gives you the keys you need to be who you are and be respected and successful wherever you work with men.Includes a group discussion guide.From the Hardcover edition.
Research shows that most teenage girls believe that their apparently random emotional patterns make perfect sense and think guys should care enough to figure them out. Thankfully, "For Young Men Only" arrives with humor, insight, and practical solutions for the beleaguered youth.
Unlock the Male Mystery Guys will be guys. And now girls can know what that means! For Young Women Only dives into the mysterious inner-workings of the teenage male mind so that you can begin to understand why guys say and do what they do. Exploring critical topics including respect, insecurity, appearance, physical affection, and the "tough and tender"-ness of guys, this book is also packed with "ask the expert" sections, quotes, and fun personal stories from guys in all walks of life. Why is he so visually stimulated? You may wish it weren't so, but that won't make it so. I don't want to put on a front for him to like me. Actually, he wants your genuineness, too! This book will help you grasp how God wired the opposite sex so you can enjoy your relationships with them. Why Are Guys So Weird? Unravel the mystery. A national scientific survey and in-depth personal interviews give you an unprecedented look inside the teenage male mind. Discover how: He'd be perfectly fine if he was loved by few and hated by many...as long as he was respected by all His ego is the size of Africa (but so are his insecurities) He hides his real feelings under a tough exterior He's magnetized by pretty girls-but also wants to find a diamond in the rough He actually does want to marry a virgin He just wants you to be yourself It's the inside scoop you've been waiting for! You'll come to not only understand him, but also know what he might really be thinking about you. "This is a phenomenal book that I wish I'd had as a teenager!" -Shannon Ethridge, Bestselling author, Every Young Woman's Battle "Girls, this book is a MUST-read!" -Candace Cameron Bure, Actress, speaker Story Behind the Book"My teenage daughter really needs to hear this!" Such was the typical reaction from countless men and women who read Shaunti Feldhahn 's bestselling For Women Only. "If forty-year-old women are surprised by the truth about how men think, we realized the value in helping teenagers discover these realities as well," says Shaunti. Teaming with her best friend Lisa Rice , a mother of teen girls and the coauthor of For Women Only Discussion Guide, they launched a major national survey of guys fifteen to twenty. Their surprising findings are revealed here to help girls improve their relationships with the opposite sex, now and into the future.From the Hardcover edition.
His eyes saw all... Jenny Larkin. Ever since the accident that blinded her, she existed only in Ben Brisco's midnight memories. But now she was his best lead to find a killer. Ben only hoped she wouldn't remember him--or discover that he, too, knew the truth about her guilty secrets.... Her eyes saw nothing... No one could stop Jenny from searching for her friend's murderer. But all too soon she could feel someone watching her...hear footsteps stalking her...taste fear enveloping her.... There was only one man who could help her--but Jenny would never let Ben Brisco back into her life, no matter what the cost...
Back cover: [Handwritten text: Monday, February 5 I didn't know writing a poem was so hard. I'm sorry, Mr. M., but mine are so STUPID I can't show them to you. If I try to make a beautiful rhyme like that poem on the chalkboard, I end up with the wrong poem. I begin with a mountain and end up with a fountain. I end up with cars when I started with stars. Maybe it's because I don't have a haven of privacy . . .]
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Kelly (Anthropology, U. of Wyoming) describes the remarkably complex structures and practices of foraging cultures, such as those in which members store up good will to tide them over the times they cannot hunt or gather. After a solid introduction to the place of foraging societies in anthropology and anthropological theories about environment and evolution from an point of view, Kelly considers a range of aspects of foraging societies, describing studies on mobility, sharing and exchange, land tenure, group size and reproduction, the roles of men and women, egalitarian and non-egalitarian hunter-gatherers, and of the probable systems of foraging in prehistory. Percheron Press is the reprint imprint of Eliot Werner Publications. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann comes a thrilling tale of romance and suspense, filled with all the surprise, passion, and mystery of a new love. When Kayla Grey travels from Boston to Montana, the last place she expects to end up is huddled beneath a blanket of dirt in the middle of a fierce snowstorm. And the last person she expects to rescue her is the very man she' d come to find. Cal Bartlett was a true-blue cowboy, complete with a horse, and the most amazing eyes Kayla had ever seen. He was also the brother of the man who' d wanted to marry her. But she didn' t discover that until it was too late- after they' d kissed by a roaring fire and Kayla felt a desire she' d never known. Cal could handle Mother Nature, but could he handle the news Kayla brought with her? That his dead brother might not be dead after all? Cal couldn' t imagine why he was being tested in this way- irresistibly drawn to the woman his brother had loved. Now she was insisting he might be alive, asking Cal to join her on a dangerous search based on a rumor from a stranger. . . . And torn between guilt and longing, Cal would do just that, hoping against hope that wanting this woman wouldn' t mean losing his brother once again.
Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives--and the way they understand each other so completely--has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.
Dana Morgan has said to hell with security, her ex-lover and her old life. Now she's out for adventure, eager for the unpredictable and determined to prove she doesn't need a man. Just as well, as her instincts warn her that it's dangerous to need anything at all from the ill-tempered leader of this expedition. Or his thirteen-year-old sidekick.Nick Petrie enjoys his difficult reputation. It keeps people at bay. So why isn't it working with Dana or even that young kid, Daniel, his faithful, if unwanted, assistant?While Dana tells Nick to his face that he's a "royal pain," privately she has to admit he's the most exciting man she's ever met. Unfortunately, Nick swears tehre's no room in his life for love. And that goes double for Daniel.Dana's taking the chance that they're wrong.
From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers--an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them. The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia's savior doesn't turn out to be a crazed kidnapper. When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden--this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.
The hidden history of the human race, a remarkably complete review of the scientific evidence concerning human origins.
NASCAR driver Justin Murphy is content to go through life flying by the seat of his pants. Why bother with commitment--to racing, his girlfriend, or even living responsibly--when he can just have fun and occasionally finish in the top ten? But when an irate fan injures Justin, nurse Sophia Grosso makes him forget all about family obligations, his former love and even partying hard. . . . But any thoughts of a happily-ever-after are quickly extinguished by a reminder of the decades-long grudge between the Grossos and Murphys. Justin and Sophia come from families intent on tearing them apart. They whisper things that hurt. Secrets meant to drive a wedge between the lovers. . . for good. Can Justin afford to ignore the misdeeds of the past. . . and marry the enemy's daughter?
Sebastian Hawk is a master in business and in the bedroom. There is no place for emotion in his world. Lina is a headstrong and reckless princess in need of protection and Sebastian is called in to provide round-the-clock security. Her provocative innocence is too enticing, and Sebastian loses his legendary self-control and beds her...only to discover she's still a virgin....
Set in the world of the House of Comarré, Kristen Painter gives us a new novella about the price of freedom.Maris's life as a comarré has come down to three options: escape her patron and spend the rest of her days looking over her shoulder, fight him for her freedom with the understanding it could mean her death or undergo dangerous experimentation to transform her blood into something even more powerful.Before she can make a decision, she discovers the vampire who's been charged with sunproofing her blood isn't so fond of her patron either. In fact, Dominic is unlike any vampire she's ever met, but is she desperate enough to put her trust in another noble? Her heart says yes...Word Count: ~ 21,700
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