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Challenging traditional histories of abolition, this book shifts the focus away from the East to show how the women of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin helped build a vibrant antislavery movement in the Old Northwest. Stacey Robertson argues that the environment of the Old Northwest--with its own complicated history of slavery and racism--created a uniquely collaborative and flexible approach to abolitionism. Western women helped build this local focus through their unusual and occasionally transgressive activities. They plunged into Liberty Party politics, vociferously supported a Quaker-led boycott of slave goods, and tirelessly aided fugitives and free blacks in their communities. Western women worked closely with male abolitionists, belying the notion of separate spheres that characterized abolitionism in the East. The contested history of race relations in the West also affected the development of abolitionism in the region, necessitating a pragmatic bent in their activities. Female antislavery societies focused on eliminating racist laws, aiding fugitive slaves, and building and sustaining schools for blacks. This approach required that abolitionists of all stripes work together, and women proved especially adept at such cooperation.
Jakkin risks everything--his freedom, his dragon, even his life--to rescue his beloved in this stirring sequel to Dragon's Blood.
The product of many foster homes, Tavia McRae feels as if nothing in her life has gone right--until she meets Beck Brewer. Brought together by a tragedy, Tavia and Beck manage to find peace and love together. Original.
A fascinating synthesis of ancient wisdom, modern medicine, scientific research, and personal experience that proves that the human heart, not the brain, holds the secrets that link body, mind, and spirit. You know that the heart loves and feels, but did you know that the heart also thinks, remembers, communicates with other hearts, helps regulate immunity, and contains stored information that continually pulses through your body? InThe Heart's Code,Dr. Paul Pearsall explains the theory and science behind energy cardiology, the newly emerging field that is uncovering one of the most significant medical, social, and spiritual discoveries of our time. The heart is not just a pump; it conducts the cellular symphony that is the very essence of our being. Ten years ago, Pearsall, who was then running a clinical and research center at a major hospital, knew he had cancer long before his doctors confirmed his self-diagnosis. His heart was crying out that something was seriously wrong, but his doctors and colleagues dismissed his misgivings and said he was overstressed. Months later, Pearsall was diagnosed with Stage IV lymphoma with a small chance of survival. But he did survive, and his experience led him to enter research and make discoveries that are nothing short of revolutionary. Pearsall, the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersSuperimmunityandThe Pleasure Prescription,explains how we live in a society that is run by our brains, not our hearts, and why this is damaging to us on a personal and sociological level. Pearsall shows that by listening to the subtle energy and wisdom each of us has within our hearts, we can learn valuable lessons for loving, working, playing, praying, and healing. Full of amazing stories of transplant recipients who experienced profound changes in their lifestyles and cancer patients who recognized their illness before diagnosis, as well as data from scientists and sources on cellular memory and the power of subtle energy, Pearsall explores what these breakthroughs mean for the rest of us. By unlocking the heart's code we can discover new ways of understanding human healing and consciousness, even as we create a new model for living that leads to better health, happiness, and self-knowledge.
LOVE'S REVENGE It was seven years since Travis Braggette had abandoned Suzanne Forteaux at the altar. Now the sight of him on the dusty street of Virginia City, Nevada, stole Suzanne's breath away. He was taller and even more handsome than she remembered, his skin a sun- burnished bronze. But she was the one who had really changed...from an awkward New Orleans schoolgirl into a sultry singer. No one suspected she was actually a Confederate spy...and innocent of a man's intimate touch. Seeing Suzanne sashay into his Mountain Queen saloon filled Travis with tantalizing memories of what might have been. But he wasn't the marrying kind...although that didn't stop him from desiring her now. Little did Travis know that Suzanne's secret would soon sweep them both into a dangerous world of unbounded passion where hearts could be broken ... yet where there was no turning back from love!
The essays vary in subject matter from "nature" essays to "city" essays.
Grandmothers know best...especially these three grandmothers, all soldiers' brides. Their generation lived through war and peace, good times and bad, love and loss.5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie MacomberAll her life, Ruth Shelton has loved visiting her grandmother in Cedar Cove, Washington. Now Ruth comes to ask advice about her own romance with a soldier-and discovers a secret in her grandmother's past.The Apple Orchard by Katherine StoneClara MacKenzie's granddaughter Elizabeth arrives at Clara's Oregon farm needing comfort. That's exactly what Clara offers-and so does a childhood friend named Nick Lawton. But Nick wants to offer Elizabeth more than comfort. More than friendship...Liberty Hall by Lois Faye DyerWhen Professor Chloe Abbott finds herself caught up in a troublesome mystery, she turns to her grandmother. She needs Winifred's expertise as a wartime code breaker. She doesn't need suggestions about her love life-all of which involve ex-marine Jake Morrissey!
Hearts Divided is the fifth in the new series, The Making of America. Many of the absorbing characters from The Forty-Niners reappear in this romantic saga that sets lover against lover. Danny O'Lee, the young prospector of The Forty-Niners goes in search of his missing brother, and becomes deeply involved in the raging Civil War, and with a mysterious girl who may have been his brother's lover, and with a beautiful black abolitionist. Finally, after many hair-raising adventures, Dan O'Lee finds his beloved brother--fighting on the other side--at the' bloody Battle of Shiloh, a turning point in the little-known Civil War in the West. There, a hero is born, a villain is unmasked and a love is renewed, while the Union finds a general in an obscure, cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking sphinx of a man named U.S. Grant. Here is another compelling novel in the acclaimed series, The Making of America.
A man looking for answersWidower Alan Ridge has to believe that Laurel Ashline, a weaver who's just arrived in Ridge City, Kentucky, can do what no doctor has: help his daughter, Louemma. He's skeptical about weaving as therapy, but he'll do anything for his little girl, especially after the accident that injured Louemma and took her mother's life.A woman looking for a homeLaurel Ashline's grandmother was from this small town, and Laurel has come here to claim her inheritance-a cabin, plus forty acres-and to start a new life. And maybe...to find a place to belong.A child looking for a motherLouemma Ridge wants three things: to get better, to unburden herself of a secret and, most of all, to have a new mother....
A CLOUD MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS by Robin Lee HatcherTake one lonely divorcée at Christmastime. Send her on business to the romantic Cloud Mountain Lodge. Add a complication: handsome innkeeper Tony Anderson. And mix!A MATCH MADE FOR CHRISTMAS by Kathryn SpringerCynical reporter Connor Lawe discovers that getting youth leader Sarah Kendle to agree to a story about her merry band of carolers is easier said than done--but well worth the effort.
A CLOUD MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS by Robin Lee Hatcher Take one divorcée at Christmastime. Send her to the romantic Cloud Mountain Lodge. Add a complication: handsome innkeeper Tony Anderson. And mix! A MATCH MADE FOR CHRISTMAS by Kathryn Springer Cynical reporter Connor Lawe discovers getting youth leader Sarah Kendle to agree to a story about her merry band of carolers is easier said than done-but well worth the effort.
Handsome Boss Otherwise how would chef Cassidy Preston ever quit her job? Cooking at The Haven, a new outreach mission in Chicago, was temporary--payback for a huge favor. But the shelter was Tyson St. John's life. And it provided him a place to raise his orphaned nephew, a boy sorely in need of a mother figure and Ty's love. But something was holding Ty back from opening that hardened heart of his. Something Cassidy found herself working overtime to uncover. And, once she did, she'd have to prove to Ty that she should have a very permanent position. . . as his wife!
Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war -- and the protests against it -- had flooded America's living rooms for a decade. Hearts in Atlantis, King's newest fiction, is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War. In Part One, "Low Men in Yellow Coats," eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood. He also discovers that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror. In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protest...and confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast. In "Blind Willie" and "Why We're in Vietnam," two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post-Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow -- and as haunted -- as their own lives. And in "Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling," this remarkable book's denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart's desire may await him. Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Stephen King's new book will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.
PASSION WITH A BITE Private Investigator Nikki James has a lot to contend with. Her lover, Michael Kelly, walked out without so much as a goodbye, and what seemed like a simple case of stopping a runaway teen brought her face-to-face with another clutch of deadly vampires. But if that seemed bad, it is about to get a lot worse, because when Michael returns, it is not for her, but for the case. Wealthy men are starting to vanish from a resort in Jackson Hole--which is exactly where Nikki's runaway teen seems to be as well. Something nefarious is going on at the luxury spa, but what? The last thing Michael needs is a confrontation with Nikki--especially when his control over his bloodlust is still so tenuous. But posing as a newlywed couple at the swanky resort may be the best way for both of them to solve their respective cases. This time, Nikki is determined to make Michael see that life apart is worse than death. Yet before she can make him see the light, a specter from Michael's past rises that could destroy any hope she has of a future with him. Because this time the threat isn't physical. It's a matter of the heart.Includes an excerpt of the next novel in Keri Arthur's Nikki and Michael series, Chasing the ShadowsFrom the Paperback edition.
Serving her country as one of the Women's Army Special Pilots is Maggie Daniels's dearest wish. But there are obstacles to overcome above and beyond the enemies in the Pacific, including her overprotective family, skeptical fellow pilots-and handsome, distant squadron leader Wesley Hicks. Whatever it takes, Maggie will prove herself to Wesley, until she succeeds in winning his admiration...and love. Wesley can see that Maggie's a first-class pilot. She's also too fearless by half. The war has cost Wesley so much already. Can he let go of his guilt for a chance at happiness-and can he learn to trust in God...and Maggie...enough to believe in love for a lifetime?
In this uplifting novel--the first in the author's new Men of Praise miniseries--a broken-down car becomes the catalyst for a new relationship of faith and love between Celeste Hackett and Adrian Braithwaite. Original.
Engineer Edie Michaels loves her life-she has a good job, close friends, even a chance at romance with former soldier Beau Daniels. But she could lose everything if her secret comes out...that she's the German daughter of a devoted Nazi.And when her father sends spies to force her loyalty, everything Edie values is at risk.Time in a Nazi POW camp changed army medic Beau Daniels. When he discovers a letter of Edie's written in German, he can't help his suspicions. Is she truly the woman he's started to love? Or has she been the enemy all along? With Nazis on Edie's trail, the pair must fight for truth, for survival-and for love.
She came for her inaugural address--and found herself dodging bullets, instead. Newly elected Maine governor Jillian Goff doesn't know why someone wants to kill her. But she knows they came close. Too close. Enter Dave Hutchins. A member of the state's Executive Protection Unit, Dave's mission is to protect the governor and find the would-be assassin. Without getting emotionally involved. Yet the more time Dave spends with Jillian, the less he can imagine ever leaving her side. Not with her life--and his heart--caught in the crosshairs.
Maddie Norton had long since resigned herself to her spinster's lot. Her life was devoted to her simple yet enduring faith, to good works and to the elderly lady whose companion she was. She believed herself content. But that was before her mistress's handsome nephew returned to London, after many years spent abroad as an archaeologist. The shadows in Reid Gallagher's memory-haunted eyes touched Maddie's heart. When he asked her to travel with his family, to help with his work, she could scarcely refuse. And as she came to know this man better, amid the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Highlands, she began to wonder if two solitary souls might yet find new life--and love--as one.
Stories of persecuted Christian women compiled by the Voice of the Martyrs.
In the winter of 1917, nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen saddles her horses and heads for a remote county in eastern Oregon, looking for work "gentling" wild horses. She chances on a rancher, George Bliss, who is willing to hire her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses.So begins the irresistible tale of a young but determined woman trying to make a go of it in a man's world. Over the course of several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk witness Martha talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair -- and getting miraculous, almost immediate results. Ultimately, her gifts will earn her a place of respect in the community.With an elegant sweetness like that found in Plainsong, and a winning energy as in Water for Elephants, The Hearts of Horses delivers a heartwarming, greatly satisfying story about the unexpected and profound connections between people and animals.
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