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This text presents the history of merry-go-rounds which had their beginning in Arabia more than nine hundred years ago.
Unto Us a Child. . . by CATHERINE PALMER Jeremiah Maddox agreed to let university administrator Lara Crane house international students in his guest cottage. But he never expected to host a married couple with three children--or babysit the family's infant at Christmastime. And what he least expected was to fall for the woman responsible for turning his life upside down! Christmas, Don't Be Late by Jillian Hart A misunderstanding caused millionaire Colton Nichols to be taken for Santa Claus by Amanda Richards's son. And the letter Jeremy sent broke his heart--Jeremy asked only that his sick sister be well and his mom's heart not be sad. Colton found himself praying for just that--and wishing this family were his own.
Bailey's Farmers' Market is this season's go-to holiday destination, but not all the vendors are feeling the Christmas spirit... Jam and preserve maker Becca Robins is excited about the extra business that the Ridgeway Christmas Tree Farm is bringing to the market this holiday season. But when a competing tree farmer, Reggie Stuckey, arrives with a truck full of trees, angrily barking that he has exclusive selling rights at the market, Becca finds herself pining for more goodwill toward men. After Reggie is found with a tree stake in his chest, she wonders when the Christmas tree business turned so deadly. Now Becca has to use the only clues she has to the killer's identity--mysterious ornaments that begin to show up in her stall--to hook a sinister Scrooge who will go to any lengths to drive home a point...
Previously Published in I'll Be Home For Christmas. The joyous season turns memorable in the hands of the incomparable #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels. . . Some people think owning buckets of money gives them the right of way. Well, if cosmetic king Peter King thinks he's going to buy struggling veterinarian Andi Evans's family property out from under her, he's got another thing coming. This Christmas, Andi is not in a giving mood. . . but is she ready to receive something her heart never expected? Praise for Fern Michaels and her novels"Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender. "--Booklist on Return to Sender"Fast-moving. . . entertaining. . . a roller-coaster ride of serendipitous fun. "--Publishers Weekly on Mr. and Miss Anonymous33,500 Words.
This new edition of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor focuses on a theatrical understanding of the play. While emphasising the liveliness of the play in stage terms, David Crane also claims that this citizen comedy needs to be taken much more seriously than in the past, as an expression of Shakespeare's fundamental understanding of human life, conveyed centrally in the character of Falstaff. In the process he also examines Shakespeare's free and vigorous use of different linguistic worlds within the play. The revision of this edition includes a response to some current arguments about the dating of Merry Wives, and also considers how recent productions bear upon the critical and theatrical account Crane gives of the play.
Devlin Carlton, the unmarried Earl of Barrisford, has only one responsibility: his own pleasure. That is, until he becomes guardian to the high-spirited Melville children. Devlin is shocked to learn that he is expected to make his home with them at Merton Park, where their lovely older sister, Meredith Melville, is equally resolved to prove that she has no need of his help. . . and no interest in his charms. . . until he persuades her that love is rarely sensible and the best gifts are often the most unexpected ones.
Stage driver uint Burgess had returned from the East with a half Indian bride. She was Laurel Fox, who had left her tribal home and, against all odds, had become a physician trained in the white man's medicine. Quint and Laurel were determined to bring these healing practices to her people, the proud Southern Cites. But they would have to face down four determined hard cases, each with a personal score to settle with Quint. And they would have to conquer the fear and suspicion of the Cites themselves. A desperate showdown loomed among the haunted stone dwellings of Mesa Verde--home to the troubled spirits of an ancient people and refuge for a revered medicine man, Laurel's grandfather, whose powers were greater than any the white man had ever known.
All her life, Olivia Moreland has denied her clairvoyant abilities, working instead to disprove the mediums that flock to London. But when Stephen, Lord St. Leger, requests her help in investigating an alleged psychic, she can't ignore the ominous presence she feels within the walls of his ancient estate. Nor can she ignore the intimate connection she feels to Stephen, as if she has somehow known him before....The last time he'd lived in Blackhope Hall, Stephen had watched as his elder brother claimed both the family title and the woman he loved. Now, following his brother's death, Stephen reluctantly returns home and finds his family ensconced in scandal. Who is behind his brother's murder-a dark spirit or the psychic who claims to have channeled it? And what is it about psychic investigator Olivia Moreland that awakens his long-dormant passion?As they search for answers, Stephen and Olivia discover that the only way to fight a powerful evil is with a powerful love....
Andrei Solace delivers death on silent feet as an assassin for the Phantom Corps. Mercenary Piper Roundtree thought she was over him. But against the backdrop of an impending war, their passion is rekindled. Now the lovers must join forces- in more ways than one-to save the Known Universe before the Imperialist enemy hurls it into irreversible chaos.
Hilarious and poignant, a glimpse into the mind of someone who is both a sufferer from and an investigator of clutter. Millions of Americans struggle with severe clutter and hoarding. New York writer and bohemian Barry Yourgrau is one of them. Behind the door of his Queens apartment, Yourgrau's life is, quite literally, chaos. Confronted by his exasperated girlfriend, a globe-trotting food critic, he embarks on a heartfelt, wide-ranging, and too often uproarious project--part Larry David, part Janet Malcolm--to take control of his crammed, disorderly apartment and life, and to explore the wider world of collecting, clutter, and extreme hoarding. Encounters with a professional declutterer, a Lacanian shrink, and Clutterers Anonymous--not to mention England's most excessive hoarder--as well as explorations of the bewildering universe of new therapies and brain science, help Yourgrau navigate uncharted territory: clearing shelves, boxes, and bags; throwing out a nostalgic cracked pasta bowl; and sorting through a lifetime of messy relationships. Mess is the story of one man's efforts to learn to let go, to clean up his space (physical and emotional), and to save his relationship.
The Animorphs head out to sea to find an alien ship with the help of amazing dolphin morphs.
With a true interpretation of Spanish life, the people and the culture the tale begins set in a café's patio in Malaga. Ian Ferrier is on holiday visiting his friend Jeff Reid - who is more than just a wine merchant. Ian discovers that he is a member of the CIA, illegally smuggling Cubans into Spain. A high powered refugee arrives and Ferrier soon realizes he is also mixed up in the happenings of Jeff Reid's life having been given full responsibility for the new arrivals safety.
From national bestselling author Niobia Bryant comes a sexy, unforgettable novel about love, infidelity, and the importance of keeping your friends close--and your enemies closer. . . Through good times and bad, longtime friends Jaime, Renee, Aria, and Jessa have shared just about everything. But all hell breaks loose when Jessa texts them a shocking revelation: she's been sharing her bed--with one of their husbands. Worse, she refuses to name which husband. And all three wives believe they have reason to worry. . . The betrayed trio vow to stick together. But before the identity of Jessa's lover is revealed, each woman's deepest secrets will be exposed for all to see--and they'll need each other more than ever. A fast-paced, sexy romp. --APOOO Book Club Grabs your attention from the first page. --The RAWSISTAZ ReviewersThis novel is packed with unbelievable drama that will capture readers from page one. --Books 2 Mention Magazine
As a journalist, Paxton Andrews would experience Vietnam firsthand. We follow her from high school in Savannah to college in Berkeley and then to work in Saigon.For the soldiers she knew and met there, Viet Nam would change their lives in ways they could never have imagined. For the men in her life, Viet Nam would change their lives in ways hey could not escape or deny. Peter Wilson, fresh from law school, was a new recruit who would confont his fate in Da Nang. Ralph Johnson, a seasoned AP correspondent, had been in Saigon since the beginning. He knew Vietnam and the war inside out. Bill Quinn, captain of the Cu Chi tunnel rats, was on his fourth tour of duty and it seemed nothing could touch him. Sergeant Tony Campobello had come to Vietnam from the streets of New York to vent a rage that had followed him all the way to Saigon. For seven years Paxton Andrews would write an acclaimed newspaper column from the front before finally returning to the States and then attending the Paris peace talks. But for her and the men who fought in Viet Nam, life would never be the same again.From the Paperback edition.
Profound and passionate essays from one of America's greatest literary voicesBefore winning the National Book Award for fiction in 1962, Walker Percy was an established scholar of science, philosophy, and language. Presented here are his strongest essays in those subjects, offering what he called a "theory of man for a new age." Ambitious yet readable, The Message in the Bottle encapsulates the philosophical foundations of his groundbreaking novels, perfect for Percy fans and new readers alike. From discussions on the dislocation of man in the twentieth century to theories on why humans talk while other animals do not, thisis an enlightening collection from one of the South's most celebrated writers.
A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle the mystery that they have failed to solve: find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois. While searching the woods for the ancient tree, Nancy and her friends live with a group of young archaeologists who are excavating Indian burial mounds on a nearby farm. A shadowy enemy stalks Nancy and harasses everyone at the dig. The young investigator pursues her dangerous adversary to an outlaws' cave, and is threatened when she discovers an unusual treasure. How Nancy, with few clues to go on, solves this complex mystery will thrill all readers. Picture captions present.
STRANGE SECRETS. The hurricane tore into the beach before Kay could get indoors. Lightning was striking everywhere. Then it hit the little cottage that belonged to the two old Crowley sisters and the place burst into flames. Kay tried to help them save their things but the sisters panicked. Why? Did their odd behavior have any connection with the robberies in the area ... including the break-in at Kay's own beach cottage? What were the Crowley sisters hiding?
This book opens to us the early days of the church as recorded by Luke in the book of Acts. What can Acts tell us about tongues and other extraordinary manifestations of the Spirit? How should churches structure themselves? What should a normal Christian conversion look like? And, how should the church reach out into the world with the message of salvation? These and many other topics are handled with a commitment to the authority of God's Word in our lives.
In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the secrets of the Pyramids from the world, The Message of the Sphinx is also a modern-day detective story. of photos.
The plays in this book specially emphasize the important 'teaching stories' from five of the world's religions: Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
This tale of a soldier's self-reliance during the Spanish American War is history's greatest motivational lesson, now collected with Elbert Hubbard's most treasured inspirational works.<P><P> A Message to Garcia touched so profound a chord in readers that, after its publication in 1899, it became one of the most widely read works in human history. A Message to Garcia tells the story of an American soldier charged with delivering a critical message to a leader of Cuban rebel forces during the Spanish American War.<P> In Hubbard's account, he delivered the urgent missive with no questions asked, no complaining, and no hedging. The enduring and almost unbelievably simple message of the essay is this: When asked to perform a task, don't ask How...? or Why...? or Wouldn't it be better if,/I> . . . ? Just do it--and you will become more valued and respected than you ever imagined possible.
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