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ICING IVYOnce Jane Stuart and Ivy Benson were best friends-until Ivys daughter Marlene took a job as nanny to Janes son and was later murdered. Now its time for Jane and Ivy to heal past wounds and catch up on old times. The perfect opportunity presents itself at a week at the off-season mountain lodge where Jane has scheduled a fiction writers retreat. So much for best intentions. Ivys brought Johnny, the new man in her life, who has eyes for one of Janes students. The handsome lothario is also a man on the run, and the Mt. Munsee Lodge is his perfect hideaway. But what Johnnys running from is soon catching up with all of them-and with a blizzard leaving them snowbound, theres little chance for escape. Especially for Ivy. Janes discovered her old pal dead-stabbed with an ice pick. As the melting ice gives way to startling clues, Jane and Winkys investigation leads them into Ivys complicated past-and the deadly secrets of a writer who has the clever manipulations of the murder mystery down cold. . .
When Liz Talbot's husband left her for a woman half her age, Liz put all her passions into her bakery. The problem is that fad diets and fitness crazes are ruining sales and she's barely staying afloat. Liz's luck seems to be changing when her ex dies without changing his will, leaving her the main beneficiary. Unfortunately one of the things she inherits is the advertising agency she left behind to pursue her dream of baking. Her partner? The newly widowed husband stealer-Brandi, with a heart over the i. As the new co-owner of Talbot Advertising, in the toilet since the death of her ex (that's right, she's now the proprietor of two failing businesses), Liz is more determined than ever to break out and make a name for herself as an artisan baker extraordinaire, providing her products can catch the eye of the Nabisco Food scout who is as elusive as he is mysterious.
Welcome to the world of baking and decorating! Whether you've never picked up a cookie cutter or a piping nozzle before or you're an experienced baker, this book will show you how easy it is to transform a humble cake, cupcake, biscuit, cake pop, macaron or other baked treat into a stunning creation. Juliet Stallwood runs a bakery specialising in decorated goodies and is renowned for her unique and imaginative designs. For the first time she is sharing her secrets in a book. In Chapter One of The Icing on the Cake, 'Decorate to Indulge', you'll find recipes for sweet comforts such as Chocolate Swirl Cupcakes and Raspberry Dust Macarons. Chapter Two, 'Decorate for Love', revels in the art of romance, including wonderful wedding favours like Kissing Birds Biscuits and a Heart Chocolate Box Cake for your Valentine. Chapter Three, 'Decorate to Celebrate', gives you recipes for birthday parties, baby showers and festive occasions, including teddy bear and rabbit cupcakes and a Gingerbread House. The book finishes with a flourish in Chapter Four, 'Decorate to Impress', which is full of extravagant show-off pieces like the Ivory Corsage Wedding Cake and Magnificent Mini Cakes.There are over 50 gorgeous recipes that are completely do-able, all with practical information and clear instructions. Plus, in Chapter Five you'll find all of Juliet's 'Best-Kept Secrets', from tools and equipment to techniques and downloadable templates, making this a must-have book.
ICING ON THE LAKE Beach reads for snow bunnies-our wildly popular beach reads expand to winter! The author of Maine Squeeze is back with another funny, romantic novel, this time in the snow.
The creator of Goodnight Goon and The Runaway Mummy pulls from his mad-scientist brain a kid so attracted to slime, muck, dirt, and yuck he could only be called Icky Ricky.Uh-oh! Icky Ricky is in trouble and has a lot of explaining to do. Why? Well, you see . . .He did his homework on cheese slices, but got hungry and ate them.He had his friends over for a sleepover . . . on the bedroom ceiling.Senor Pinata Dude, Icky Ricky's hot dog with a mustache, just landed in his dad's toolbox.The town bully, Mean Dean, is looking to pound whoever lost his remote-controlled car. Was is Icky Ricky?Icky Ricky is up to his eyebrows in mayhem--and in ick!
The creator of Goodnight Goon and The Runaway Mummy pulls from his mad-scientist brain a kid so attracted to slime, muck, dirt, and yuck he could only be called Icky Ricky.Uh-oh! Icky Ricky is in trouble and has a lot of explaining to do. Why? Well, you see . . .Someone spotted Bigfoot in Icky Ricky's neighborhood!Icky Ricky and his friends had a teary funeral . . . for a pepperoni pizza.A crazy one-eyed squirrel stole Icky Ricky's Palooka Pops.Icky Ricky's trashbag hazmat suit might not be enough to protect him from mutants while he's cleaning up trash around town. Is it the end of the world for Icky Ricky?Icky Ricky is up to his eyebrows in mayhem--and in ick!
FOAM AT THE MOUTH ABOUT SCIENCE! Have you ever wondered why your breath smells bad or how far you can spit? Have you ever wanted to blow up marshmallows or catapult them across a room? Are you inquisitive enough to pet a worm but too queasy to eat one? You may be surprised what this book will get you to do in the name of science. Each experiment is clearly outlined and explained so that you'll not only know how to do something neat like shoot water without a squirt gun, but you'll know why it happens, too. So clear off your kitchen counter, gather a few sample materials, and get ready to roll up your sleeves, pinch your nose, and plunge into some of the slimiest science experiments around!
It is summer 1999 in Russia, a country on the threshold of anarchy. An interim president sits powerless in Moscow as his nation is wracked by famine and inflation, crime and corruption, and seething hordes of the unemployed roam the streets. For the West, Russia is a basket case. But for Igor Komarov, onetime army sergeant who has risen to leadership of the right-wing UPF party, the chaos is made to order. As he waits in the wings for the presidential election of January 2000, his striking voice rings out over the airwaves offering the roiling masses hope at last-not only for law, order, and prosperity, but for restoring the lost greatness of their land. Who is this man with the golden tongue who is so quickly becoming the promise of a Russia reborn? A document stolen from party headquarters and smuggled to Washington and London sends nightmare chills through those who remember the past, for this Black Manifesto is pure Mein Kampf in a country with frightening parallels to the Germany of the Weimar Republic. Officially the West can do nothing, but in secret a group of elder statesmen sends the only person who can expose the truth about Komarov into the heart of the inferno. Jason Monk, ex-CIA and "the best damn agent-runner we ever had," had sworn he would never return to Moscow, but one name changes his mind. Colonel Anatoli Grishin, the KGB officer who tortured and murdered four of Monk's agents after they had been betrayed by Aldrich Ames, is now Komarov's head of security. Monk has a dual mission: to stop Komarov, whatever it takes, and to prepare the way for an icon worthy of the Russian people. But he has a personal mission as well: to settle the final score with Grishin.To do this he must stay alive-and the forces allied against him are ruthless, the time frighteningly short....
No organization can survive without iconoclasts -- innovators who single-handedly upturn conventional wisdom and manage to achieve what so many others deem impossible.Though indispensable, true iconoclasts are few and far between. In Iconoclast, neuroscientist Gregory Berns explains why. He explores the constraints the human brain places on innovative thinking, including fear of failure, the urge to conform, and the tendency to interpret sensory information in familiar ways.Through vivid accounts of successful innovators ranging from glass artist Dale Chihuly to physicist Richard Feynman to country/rock trio the Dixie Chicks, Berns reveals the inner workings of the iconoclast's mind with remarkable clarity. Each engaging chapter goes on to describe practical actions we can each take to understand and unleash our own potential to think differently -- such as seeking out new environments, novel experiences, and first-time acquaintances.Packed with engaging stories, science-based insights, potent practices, and examples from a startling array of disciplines, this engaging book will help you understand how iconoclasts think and equip you to begin thinking more like an iconoclast yourself.
This book offers an overview of iconographic methods and their application to archaeological analysis. It offers a truly interdisciplinary approach that draws equally from art history and anthropology. Vernon James Knight, Jr begins with an historiographical overview, addressing the methodologies and theories that underpin both archaeology and art history. He then demonstrates how iconographic methods can be integrated with the scientific methods that are at the core of much archaeological inquiry. Focusing on artifacts from the pre-Columbian civilizations of North and Meso-American sites, Knight shows how the use of iconographic analysis yields new insights into these objects and civilizations.
Your heart beats only with their permission.Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid. She's different. She survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy. Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths. Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts -- in order to save the future.
This two-volume encyclopedia of "iconic" examples of American architecture, part of the Greenwood Icons series, discusses 24 of the most memorable structures such as Alcatraz Prison, the Empire State Building and the Washington Monument. Langmead (architecture and design, U. of South Australia) explains the historical significance of each icon by exploring the reasons why it was built and how it became an icon. He provides an architect's view of the unique features of each structure and even provides details on the costs and challenges of construction. He provides plenty of illustrations and photographs of these icons-the images of the Golden Gate Bridge while under construction are particularly striking-and he includes a glossary that makes this reference equally accessible to architectural students and general readers. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Intended as a reference for students in high school and up, this two-volume set considers 24 important inventions and their inventors over the past 600 years. Each chapter reviews the background of an inventor (or group of inventors) and describes the origin and early development of the invention, introductory marketing, and subsequent activities of the inventors. The inventors' competitors are also profiled, and the sometimes controversial routes that the inventors took to their most famous creations are detailed. Volume I begins with the printing press, the steam engine, and food preservation, and concludes with electric power and vaccination. Volume II begins with Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and the radio, and ends with satellite communications, Bill Gates, and the Internet. B&w historical and contemporary photos are included. Klooster is a retired attorney who specializes in intellectual property law. The series introduces a new reference format and approach to popular culture, focusing on icons that embody a group of values, elicit strong reactions, reflect the essence of a time and place, and link different traditions and periods. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets Study Guide: ICTS Exam Review for the Illinois Certification Testingby Icts Exam Secrets Test Prep Staff
If you want to ace the ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400), without spending weeks or even months of long nights on boring, tedious study, then ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets is the resource you need. Our comprehensive ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets study guide was developed and compiled by educational testing experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to do well on the exam. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses of the ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400), which you can take advantage of to earn an exam score higher than you thought possible, and start on the education career of your dreams. ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets covers: Mathematics: Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, Geometry, Functions and their Graphs, Probability and Statistics, Analytical Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Computer Science, Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling, Standard Units of Measurement, Visual Displays of Quantitative Information Reading Comprehension: Figurative Language and other Literary Elements, Literary Forms and Genres, Interpreting Texts in Historical and Cultural Contexts, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature Language Arts: Principles of Language Development, History and Development of the English Language, History and Development of American English, Elements of Grammar, Elements of Semantics, Elements of Rhetoric and much more. . .
from the back cover ... Icy is an orphan who is raised by her grandparents. Life becomes even more difficult for Icy when violent tics and uncontrollable cursing begin-symptoms brought on by a troubling affliction that goes undiagnosed until her adulthood, Icy's adolescence is marred by the humiliation of her illness, and its all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around her offers an opinion about what's troubling the girl. Eventually, Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, an obese woman who knows what it's like to be an outcast in this tightly knit community. Narrated by a now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humor as it recounts a young girl's painful and poignant journey to womanhood-and the many lives she touches and enriches along the way.
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author returns with a new stand-alone novel-a powerful and utterly riveting tale that skillfully moves between past and present to explore the lasting effects of crime on a victim's life....I'd Know You Anywhere Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albie. But her tranquillity is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects-or wants-to hear from: Walter Bowman. There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere. In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored. Desperate to shelter her children from this undisclosed trauma in her past, she cautiously makes contact with Walter. She's always wondered why Walter let her live, and perhaps now he'll tell her-and share the truth about his other victims. Yet as Walter presses her for more and deeper contact, it becomes clear that he is after something greater than forgiveness. He wants Eliza to remember what really happened that long-ago summer. He wants her to save his life. And Eliza, who has worked hard for her comfortable, cocooned life, will do anything to protect it-even if it means finally facing the events of that horrifying summer and the terrible truth she's kept buried inside. An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation that will leave readers racing to the final page, I'd Know You Anywhere is a virtuoso performance from acclaimed, award-winning author Laura Lippman that is sure to be her biggest hit yet.
"Why do you always have to be at me about stuff when I'm in the middle of doing something?" "You don't have to yell at me! Everything has to be exactly when you want it! I hate this house!" Is there any aspect of parenting more frustrating than when even the simplest conversation with your teenager quickly deteriorates into a take-no-prisoners war? Bestselling author Anthony E. Wolf sympathizes, and in his new book he provides hope, humor, and practical tips for dealing with the everyday challenges of raising teens in the twenty-first century. I'd Listen to My Parents if They'd Just Shut Up will help you understand who your teenagers really are under all the attitude, and what new rules apply to successfully communicating with them in today's constantly evolving world of the Internet, electronics, and social media. A book designed to make life with your teenage child a significantly more enjoyable experience, I'd Listen to My Parents if They'd Just Shut Up offers specific scenarios to illustrate which responses will work and which ones are doomed to failure the next time your thirteen-to-nineteen-year-old refuses to listen or won't take "no" for an answer.
This bundle gives you three books for the price of two and includes: I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids, I'd Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper, and Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms. Best-selling authors Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile tackle the tough issues of modern-day parenthood and marriage with a frank, yet encouraging tone. Interviewing hundreds of mothers (and fathers too), they extend a loving hand in the middle of the madness and help readers see their marriages and families in new lights.
Twenty-five-year-old Brenda Carver is a writer and a welfare mother of four. Rosa Rivera is an aspiring actress who will let nothing get in the way of her career. Sharif Goldsby is a political activist determined to change the world -- starting with Harlem. . .
Ida Early is as tall as the tales she tells, a gangly scarecrow who comes to the rural Georgia home of widower Mr. Sutton during the Depression years. Her offer to help out for a spell delights the four Sutton children and their father ... and life becomes a three-ring circus for the kids.
The Idaho Adventure is a multi-media textbook program for 4th grade Idaho studies. The program is based on Idaho's Content Standards for social studies and teaches civics, history, geography, and economics. The student edition places the state's historical events in the larger context of our nation's history.
Two battalions of brave cavalry troops escort the new governor of Idaho Territory, Toby Holt, across nearly impassable mountains, as a desperate United States government seeks to bring law and order to this untamed territory. Criminals have already staked their claims in the saloons and bordellos of Boise. Marauding Indian bands are spreading murder and mayhem among terror-stricken settlers. To Toby Holt, son of legendary wagonmaster Whip Holt, and his friend Rob Martin falls the penilous task of turning a wilderness into a homeland for the generations to come. But shadowy figures in the past plot at deadly revenge for Toby and his beautiful wife Clarissa.
There is perhaps no leadership challenge more daunting than managing creativity-and more urgent than delivering breakthrough innovation. How do you harness some of the most passionate, intelligent people in your organization without stifling them? How do you simultaneously unleash their energy and channel it into something tangible? Lina Echeverria offers seven proven principles through which new ideas come to fruition, from unleashing passion and drive, and embracing productive conflict, to emphasizing excellence and structure while living values that liberate creativity. As team catalyst, the leader delivers results while nurturing intuition and growing talent. These principles apply well beyond traditional creative domains, propelling innovation across entire organizations. Drawing on the author's considerable experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge teams at Corning Inc., "Idea Agent" shows readers how to juxtapose creative freedom with management rigor and lead dedicated professionals as they generate and execute one great innovation after another.
This revised edition of a classic text provides a concise case for the role of the Christian college and its distinctive mission and contribution. Holmes has extensively revised several chapters and included two new chapters: "Liberal Arts as Career Preparation" and "The Marks of an Educated Person.
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