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Unlikely partners bound by circumstance...or by fate? Being rescued by a good-looking, bad-boy firefighter isn't how Samantha Bennett expected to start her stay in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. Now she has everyone's attention-especially that of Justin Sloan, her rescuer, who wants to know why she was camped out in an abandoned old New England cider mill. Samantha is a treasure hunter who has returned to Knights Bridge to solve a 300-year-old mystery and salvage her good name. Justin remembers her well. He's the one who alerted her late mentor to her iffy past and got her fired. But just because he doesn't trust her doesn't mean he can resist her. Samantha is daring, determined, seized by wanderlust-everything that strong, stoic Justin never knew he wanted. Until now...
In this richly informative and entertaining book, Ben Watson explores the cultural and historical roots of cider. He introduces us to its different styles--draft, farmhouse, French, New England, and sparkling--and also covers other apple products, like apple wine, apple juice, cider vinegar, and Calvados. Cider is the new thing in today's drinking world, even though it's been around for centuries. In spite of its long and colorful history, cider has remained relatively underappreciated by the American public. The purchase in 2012 of a Vermont-based cidermaker for over $300 million signaled that this is all likely to change very soon. Richly informative and entertaining, Cider, Hard and Sweet is your go-to source for everything related to apples, cider, and ciderm aking. It includes great information on apple varieties, cidermaking basics, barrel fermentation, and recipes for cooking with cider--with instructions for making boiled cider and cider jelly, and recipes for dishes with cider braises and marinades. It also teaches readers how to recognize a good cider and takes you from buying store-bought to making the genuine article at home.
'The reason Homer Wells kept his name was that he came back to St Cloud's so many times, after so many failed foster homes, that the orphanage was forced to acknowledge Homer's intention to make St Cloud's his home. ' Homer Wells' odyssey begins among the apple orchards of rural Maine. As the oldest unadopted child at St Cloud's orphanage, he strikes up a profound and unusual friendship with Wilbur Larch, the orphanage's founder - a man of rare compassion and an addiction to ether. What he learns from Wilbur takes him from his early apprenticeship in the orphanage surgery, to an adult life running a cider-making factory and a strange relationship with the wife of his closest friend. . .
The beloved bestselling autobiography of an English boyhood Three years old and wrapped in a Union Jack to protect him from the sun, Laurie Lee arrived in the village of Slad in the final summer of the First World War. The cottage his mother had rented for three and sixpence a week had neither running water nor electricity, but it was surrounded by a lovely half-acre garden and, most importantly, it was big enough for the seven children in her care. It was here, in a verdant valley tucked into the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, that Laurie Lee learned to look at life with a painter's eye and a poet's heart--qualities of vision that, decades later, would make him one of England's most cherished authors.In this vivid recollection of a magical time and place, water falls from the scullery pump "sparkling like liquid sky." Autumn is more than a season--it is a land eternally aflame, like Moses's burning bush. Every midnight, on a forlorn stretch of heath, a phantom carriage reenacts its final, wild ride. And, best of all, the first secret sip of cider, "juice of those valleys and of that time," leads to a boy's first kiss, "so dry and shy, it was like two leaves colliding in air."An instant classic when it was first published in 1959, Cider with Rosie is one of the most endearing and evocative portraits of youth in all of literature. The first installment in an autobiographical trilogy that includes As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War, it is also a heartfelt and lyrical ode to England, and to a way of life that may belong to the past, but will never be forgotten.
¡Disponible por primera vez en eBook!"Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo". Con estas palabras empieza una novela ya legendaria en los anales de la literatura universal, una de las aventuras literarias más fascinantes del siglo xx. Millones de ejemplares de Cien años de soledad leídos en todas las lenguas y el Premio Nobel de Literatura coronando una obra que se había abierto paso a "boca a boca" --como gusta decir el escritor-- son la más palpable demostración de que la aventura fabulosa de la familia Buendía-Iguarán, con sus milagros, fantasías, obsesiones, tragedias, incestos, adulterios, rebeldías, descubrimientos y condenas, representaba al mismo tiempo el mito y la historia, la tragedia y el amor del mundo entero.
Handy references no true aficionado should be without! This compact primer, revised and now in hardcover, includes information on tobacco production, cigar etiquette, humidor maintenance, and which drinks best complement a fine smoke. Features an up-to-date list of major premium cigar brands, comparative strength ratings, and a glossary of cigar terms.
From A is for Aardvark--"We're not allowed to tell you anything about Winston cigarettes, so here's a stuffed aardvark"--to Z is for Zippo, the iconic American lighter, The Cigarette Book is the ultimate souvenir and celebration of the dying art of smoking. Encyclopedic in both layout and range, this is an ideal consolation gift for those who have stopped, an ideal aide de memoire for those who might, and a defiant puff of libertarian brilliance for those who won't. Celebrate the Hollywood age of smoking when film stars lit up with glamorous abandon. Witty, illustrated, collectible, and up-to-date. "... All smokers know that cigarettes are dangerous. Each one is a dance with death--and the defiant smoker will say that therein lies its charm. So each puff is an existential gesture, an assertion of choice and life in the face of death." One day the last cigarette on earth will be smoked. One final puff will be sent heaven-bound, leaving a lingering, evanescent smoke ring. And the wise of this world will rejoice. Because logic demands that mankind is rid of this pernicious poison. And wasn't that well-known logician Adolf Hitler the most virulent opponent of cigarette smoking in the last century? Until then, read this book.
From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives--and deaths.
From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives-and deaths.
Carol Wolper's witty bestselling novel The Cigarette Girl, now available as an eBook for the first time ever, is the hilarious and refreshing story of a Hollywood screenwriter's search for Mr. Right in a city where men traffic in bimbos.
Drawing on Grant's writings and life experiences during his meteoric rise from tannery clerk to commanding general of over one million men, "Cigars, Whiskey & Winning" presents 250 concise, practical lessons for getting superior performance from the troops, whether military or corporate. An inspiring management treatise torn from the pages of Civil War history, this unique book goes beyond mere 'how-to's' to reveal the character traits, core beliefs, and fundamental values that turn a manager into a leader, whether on the battlefield or in the boardroom. "Cigars, Whiskey & Winning" is a savvy blend of biography, history, and leadership wisdom that will appeal to aspiring business leaders and Civil War buffs alike.
Marshal Elmer Stone's problems started when a stage coach was robbed north of town. Then the tireless deputy US Marshal Mason arrived. Elmer was a relaxed, persistent individual, and the two made an odd pair, but they were united in their dedicated pursuit of the outlaws. The trail was long and hazardous and, at the end, the indomitable pair would face a bevy of hostile guns. With all the odds stacked against them, they would be lucky to survive.
The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges of settling an untamed frontier. Staking claim to their new home in Osage, Yancey Cravat, a spellbinding criminal lawyer, and his wife, well-bred Sabra, work against seemingly overwhelming odds to create a prosperous life for themselves. And as they establish themselves in this lawless land, Sabra displays a brilliant business sense and makes a success of their local newspaper, the Oklahoma Wigwam, all amidst border and land disputes, outlaws, and the discovery of oil.Originally published in 1929, and twice made into a motion picture, Cimarron brings history alive, capturing the settling of the American West in vivid detail.With a new foreword by Julie Gilbert.Vintage Movie Classics spotlights classic films that have stood the test of time, now rediscovered through the publication of the novels on which they were based.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Impulsive, spirited Jessie Clare had been looking for adventure when she journeyed to Cimarron, New Mexico. But the spunky schoolmarm got a lot more than she bargained for when marauding Apaches captured her--and would release her only to the man who claimed he owned her. The one thing that alarmed the beautiful innocent even more was when Cimarron rancher Ben Chandler showed up swearing he was her betrothed--and that he'd make her his woman in an Apache ceremony that very night! Terrified to be an Indian slave, Jessie had no choice but to submit... and become a victim of the brash frontiersman's wicked, bold loving. UNTAMED AS A WILDCAT Virile widower Ben Chandler wanted nothing to do with troublemaking ladies, but when the town elected him to rescue the outpost's schoolmistress, he had to say yes. At the redskins' camp, he was shocked to discover Jessie would be freed only if he "married" her--and even more surprised to see how young and desirable she really was! His passions ruled his head, and Ben possessed the golden-haired gal every way imaginable. Between his unrestrained kisses and her ineffective struggles, the hot-blooded male taught the teacher the facts: Fight and end up a very dead and heavenly spirit, or obey and become his breathing, willing Cimarron Bride.
He understands angry teen boys-he'd been one himselfAs the local high school principal, Peter Stone knows troubled student Sean Williams needs someone to talk to, and Peter wants to help. Then he meets the boy's beautiful mother and he starts yearning to be the one she can rely on.Laura, a widow caring for her four children and ailing aunt, has no time for romance. She's determined to start over in Cimarron City, and she doesn't need Peter to do it. Yet somehow, despite her protests, Laura finds herself and her brood frequent visitors to Peter's ranch, a refuge for abandoned animals. As Peter tries to show Laura she can still be strong and accept his help, he hopes she'll accept his love...and unite them all as a family.
Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on skin, resulting in acne, eczema, dry patches, rosacea, loss of elasticity, and premature aging. But before opting for Botox injections, laser treatments, and harsh chemical peels, try a healthier approach. Susan Ciminelli, skin-care expert to the stars and owner of the New York City day spa that bears her name, believes that the skin is a mirror of one's internal environment. The right lotions and creams are just one piece of the puzzle: What you put into your body, and, most important, the foods you eat play vital roles in your skin's health and appearance. The Ciminelli Solution approaches skin care from the inside out, combining recipes, exercise tips, and treatment suggestions in a seven-day program that brings the mind, body, and soul into balance, resulting in flawless skin. Susan's step-by-step, day-by-day cleansing program is designed to jump start a healthier way of living and eating, without deprivation. This isn't a strict, clinical regimen. Instead, Susan takes the spa approach, focusing on what you should give to your body, not what you think you should take away. Susan shows how eating certain foods gives skin renewed vitality, beauty, and longevity, and explains what to eat -- and what foods to avoid -- to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. In addition to flavorful recipes for dishes such as Wild Salmon Burgers, Herb-Roasted Chicken, and her famous Adzuki Bean Soup, Susan includes recipes for facial masks, scrubs, and peels using all-natural ingredients, like honey, pineapple, and olive oil. The Ciminelli Solution will improve your quality of life by detoxifying your system, increasing energy, and ultimately giving you a radiant, glowing complexion.
Henry knows Rachel's secret. Henry Lankford survives the biggest flood Cincinnati has seen. Then, as he and his cousin Rachel Farley spend time with Dr. Daniel Drake, they learn that the dreaded disease cholera is headed toward the city. Many people who get the illness will die. When cholera finally strikes, Father sends the rest of the family to stay on the Farleys' farm. While in the country, Henry learns Rachel's biggest secret and promises not to tell. Will he be able to keep his word? And what will the two cousins do when news comes that Henry's father has cholera?
THE BIG DEAD MACHINEIt's 1921, and journeyman infielder Mickey Rawlings finds himself on yet another team, the Cincinnati Reds, who everyone remembers for "winning" the 1919 World Series against the infamous Chicago Black Sox. In an effort to refurbish their image, Oliver Perrimen, a die-hard Reds fan cooks up a memorabilia exhibit of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, who went undefeated in a historic coast-to-coast romp. But before the tour can reach first base, someone strikes Ollie out with a well-placed bullet. Since murder seems to follow Mickey around like a hitting slump he can't quite quit, he starts snagging clues. Soon enough he finds his hands full with a forgotten murder, breaking and entering, and an angry girlfriend. But when the game of his own life is on the line, Mickey Rawlings is a born survivor. At least he hopes. . . Praise for the Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries"Full of life. "--The New York Times Book Review on Hanging Curve "A perfect book for the rain delay. . . a winner!"--USA Today on Murder at Fenway Park "Delightful. . . mixing suspense, period detail that will leave readers eager for subsequent innings. "--Publishers Weekly on Murder at Fenway Park
As part of every Reds game broadcast on the Reds Radio Network, Greg Rhodes, noted baseball historian and director of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, presents a brief, colorful account of a memorable moment in the history of America's longest-running baseball team. These pieces have become a favorite feature for Reds fans, who love to celebrate the Big Red Machine's long and storied history and traditions. This collection brings together every single one of Rhodes' pieces in a single book for both Reds fans and baseball aficionados. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Highlights chronicles more than 130 years of history and five world series championships and includes over 300 short accounts of the team's greatest, saddest, wildest, and weirdest players and moments. Packed with over 100 photos furnished by the Reds and their museum, the book pays tribute to a team that remains one of America's favorites.
Opening day, September 18, 1875, dawned sunless and chilly, a shaky start for the second zoological garden in the United States. Exhibits were unfinished, and animals remained crated. The polar bear had not arrived, and the collection on display included a feeble tiger, a blind hyena, an elephant rescued from a bankrupt circus, a talking crow, eight small monkeys, and 400 birds. Despite the rough start, the venture by bird-lover Andrew Erkenbrecher and friends blossomed into a top-tier zoo inspiring a passion for nature-a champion of endangered species with its own college-preparatory high school and an unrivaled commitment to education, research, and innovative breeding programs. It has survived The Perils of Pauline economics as stubborn Cincinnatians came to its rescue time after time, charmed by animals and events found here: chimps Mr. and Mrs. Rooney, Susie the Gorilla who took tea and smoked Chesterfields, Rodney the boxing kangaroo, Martha the last passenger pigeon on earth, outdoor operas, and dancing under the stars.
On a cold, drizzly fall afternoon in 1958, a trio of duck hunters stumbled on the charred remains of Cincinnati resident Louise Bergen. When investigators learned that her estranged husband was living with an older divorcee, Edythe Klumpp, they wasted no time in questioning her. When she failed a lie detector test, Edythe spilled out a confession. Although it did not fit the physical evidence, she was found guilty and sentenced to death in the electric chair. Governor Michael V. DiSalle put his political career on the line to save Edythe from the death penalty, personally interviewing the prisoner while she was under the influence of "truth serum." But was it the truth? Richard O Jones separates the facts from the fiction in this comprehensive book about the Klumpp murder.
Viva Mexico! Piñatas, floats, and tasty food all play a role in the holiday that remembers Mexican independence. Kids learn the historical significance behind the festivities and gain an appreciation for the exciting traditions and rich cultural celebrations.
MAYDAY!When Christine Bennett is invited on a sightseeing trip to Arizona, she jumps at the chance for a little adventure. But the excursion reminds her of a former high school classmate, Heinz Gruner, who died twenty years earlier on Cinco de Mayo while hiking Picacho Peak near Tucson. Chris decides to contact Heinz's mother, who has been wondering all these years how her beloved son, an experienced hiker, plunged to his death. Her one wish is to find out the truth-whether it was an accident, as the police report claimed, or murder. So Chris begins sleuthing-tracking down anyone and everyone connected to her old classmate. Determined to unravel a mystery, if there is indeed one to unravel, Chris will stop at nothing to uncover the dire secrets that exist about that fateful day in May.From the Paperback edition.
MAYDAY! When Christine Bennett is invited on a sightseeing trip to Arizona, she jumps at the chance for a little adventure. But the excursion reminds her of a former high school classmate, Heinz Gruner, who died twenty years earlier on Cinco de Mayo while hiking Picacho Peak near Tucson. Chris decides to contact Heinz's mother, who has been wondering all these years how her beloved son, an experienced hiker, plunged to his death. Her one wish is to find out the truth-whether it was an accident, as the police report claimed, or murder. So Chris begins sleuthing-tracking down anyone and everyone connected to her old classmate. Determined to unravel a mystery, if there is indeed one to unravel, Chris will stop at nothing to uncover the dire secrets that exist about that fateful day in May.
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