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This trio of irresistible stories from Maggie Shayne, Linda Winstead Jones and Day Leclaire touch the heart of who we are and what we desire. . . ;. Melinda Terwilliger is a mild-mannered teacher-until she accidentally becomesThe Toughest Girl in Town. But she meets her match in an undercover cop determined to get to know the real Melinda. . . ;with kisses hot enough to melt any woman's heart!When law secretary Nell Rose is snowbound with a handsome stranger, keeping her New Year'sResolutionbecomes nearly impossible. Why swear off men when a romantic weekend with a reclusive writer seems to be the ideal way to ring in the new year?Plain Jayne Myleston seduced her office crush at a masked ball-and then found she'd turned up the heat with the wrong man! Even after the ball, she can't say no to herMystery Lover. That is, until Jayne finds out who he really is!
Woman HaterEveryone in the office described the boss's mysterious older brother as wary of the female of the species-a real woman hater. He'd been burned in the past, and now was twice shy, to say the least. So when Nicole White had to travel with her ailing employer to his brother's home in Montana, she was prepared for the worst. What she found was a man more roughly masculine than any she'd ever met. But Winthrop Christopher's distrust of women ran straight to the bone. Nicki knew she should avoid him, but she couldn't hide from the feelings he stirred in her. Could she ever teach this woman hater to love again?If Winter ComesCharismatic Phoenix mayor Bryan Moreland had already won the devotion of his constituents and was well on his way to getting reporter Carla Maxwell's vote. . . ;until she found out that the hunky leader wasn't all he claimed to be. Rumor had it the popular politician was an embezzler. It was just a rumor, Carla told herself. As a reporter she'd have to get to the bottom of it; as a woman, she wanted nothing more than to lose herself in sexy Mayor Moreland's arms. Or was that exactly where he wanted her, for reasons other than love and seduction?
"A genuinely Catholic life should feed the soul as well as the mind; should offer a vision of men and women made whole by the love of God, the knowledge of creation, and the reality of things unseen; should enable us to see the beauty of the world in the light of eternity; and should help us recapture the nobility of the human story and the dignity of the human person. This is the kind of witness that sets fire to the human heart."--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput In this eBook original, Charles J. Chaput, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, offers a powerful manifesto on the need for Americans to protect religious freedom. As he notes, principles that Americans find self-evident--the dignity of the human person, the sanctity of conscience, the separation of political and sacred authority, the distinction between secular and religious law, the idea of a civil society pre-existing and distinct from the state--are not widely shared elsewhere in the world, and in recent years seem to be in jeopardy on our own shores. Archbishop Chaput offers a call to action for leadership both here and abroad to challenge this damaging trend. By thoughtfully interpreting and applying Catholic values to this confusing moment in history, he provides hope for an American audience hungry for courage and counsel.
Told entirely via email, instant messages, letters, and postcards, this novel tells of two teens' long-distance relationship after they meet at a college visit during senior year of high school."I'm not picking Cartwright just because I met Julian there. For all I know he'll change his mind and not even go! Although that would be a shame because I want him to be the father of my firstborn child. KIDDING! :-}" While on a college visit, Chloe meets Julian, another prospective freshman, and infatuated, the two high school seniors begin a long-distance relationship. Chloe is thrilled that she'll have a boyfriend at college, although she doesn't know how to break the news to Eli, her best friend whom she's sort of dating. As Chloe and Julian prepare to meet again, they must face the question of whether their relationship is based on who they really are or who they imagine each other to be.
You know your heart beats, but did you know it beats over two billion times in a lifetime? You know you have veins, but did you know that the upper vena cava is as wide as a pencil and brings blood from your brain and upper body back to your heart? You know blood flows, but did you know your veins have valves like parachutes that open and close to keep blood from flowing backwards? You know you have red blood cells, but did you know that if they were stacked on top of each other they'd make a column thirty thousand miles high? Blood flows through arteries and veins. Do you know the difference between them? Discover what jobs the white and red blood cells do to keep you alive. Learn the parts of your heart and the blood vessels that let your blood flow to every part of your body. You'll learn new, big words like: septum, hemoglobin, atria, valve, ventricles, plasma, cells, pulmonary, veins, arteries, marrow, venules, alveoli, neutrophils, capillaries, sinoatrial node, and upper and lower vena cava. Find how a muscle the size of a large sweet potato keeps you alive. You'll be interested and learning as you read and you'll become smart about your heart. Read other books by this author from Bookshare including The Brain, Mars, Muscles and Bones.
Heart readers were trained to read the qualities and intentions of people. Could they choose wisely between two twins and enable a kingdom to survive?
Once upon a time, sensible Maggie Fitzgerald was a starry-eyed romantic. She'd loved Jake West from their first trembling teenage kiss, when he'd vowed to make her his wife. And she'd built her future on Jake's broad shoulders, never imagining another ending. . . ;. But Jake had left town, and Maggie had made a life for herself and two orphaned nieces without him. Until Jake miraculously happened upon her remote inn, ardent to make amends. . . ;and finally claim Maggie as his. Forgiveness came easy, for she'd never forgotten Jake. But did Maggie dare to believe, at long last, in happily-ever-after?
This final book in the Frontier Doctor trilogy continues the story of Dane and Tharyn Logan, husband and wife medical team serving a mining community west of Denver. While caring for the physical ailments of the residents of this frontier town, the Logans also minister to their spiritual needs. And Dane has the joy of leading a Ute Indian chief and his family to faith in Christ. Dane's biggest challenge comes, however, when the stagecoach he's riding crashes down a ravine. Dane survives, but loses his memory. Who is he? Does he have a family somewhere? And will his trust in God help him find his way back home?THE FRONTIER DOCTOR TRILOGY Countless perils menaced the settlers of the vast wilderness, and one of the most severe was the scarcity of medical care. Risking his own life by day or by night, in all kinds of weather, the frontier doctor was a rare, unsung hero of the West. Strong Heart, Able Hands Dr. Dane Logan and his wife, Tharyn, are happily settled in Central City and considering the right time to start a family. Their medical practice in the little mining town keeps them busy with everything from new babies and appendicitis to gunshot wounds and a rancher gored by a bull. It's almost more than one doctor can keep up with. Then when the stagecoach he's riding in crashes down a ravine, Dane awakens with a head injury-and no idea who he is. Will his trust in God help him find his way back home? Story Behind the Book Of all the perils confronting the settlers of the Wild West, serious illness, injuries from mishaps of countless number, and wounds from battles with Indians and outlaws were the most dreaded. The lack of proper medical care resulted in thousands of deaths. It is our desire that the reader will be deeply impressed with the courage of those frontier doctors who helped settle the West. We think you'll find this final book in this trilogy filled with our faith-gained from so many years of serving the Lord and trusting His written Word. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals . . . a used hangman's noose . . . a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is as widely known to his legions of fans as the notorious excesses of his youth. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, an item for sale on the Internet, a thing so terribly strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. I will "sell" my stepfather's ghost to the highest bidder. . . . For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn't afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts-of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What's one more? But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost, no benign conversation piece. It's the real thing. And suddenly the suit's previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door . . . seated in Jude's restored vintage Mustang . . . standing outside his window . . . staring out from his widescreen TV. Waiting-with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one bony hand. . . . A multiple-award winner for his short fiction, author Joe Hill immediately vaults into the top echelon of dark fantasists with a blood-chilling roller-coaster ride of a novel, a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror.
A gripping cold weather, true-life adventure, Heart So Hungry tells the story of a race across Labrador and one woman's determination -- inspired by grief and fed by outrage -- to set the record straight. A remarkable adventure, a love story and a thrilling race are all front and centre in this account of how one woman's devotion to her late husband's memory transformed Mina Hubbard from a rural Ontario nurse into the most celebrated female explorer of her time. In 1903, following an ambitious expedition to map the interior of Labrador, Mina's husband, Leonidas, dies of starvation in a cold, boggy, wind-scoured landscape. Allegations surface that the expedition failed because of Hubbard's incompetence, so Dillon Wallace, Leonidas' partner on the failed expedition, decides to honour a promise that he made to Hubbard to complete the route that they had been supposed to take. When Mina Hubbard discovers what Wallace has planned, she doubts his motives and decides to mount her own Labrador expedition and to beat Wallace to the finish line. Driven by her devotion, Mina wins the race, beating Wallace by a month and a half, and becomes in the process the first white woman to make contact with the elusive Naskapis Indians. Using original, unpublished source material, as well as books written by the main actors in the drama, novelist Randall Silvis pieces together a narrative of the race between Wallace and Mina Hubbard, as well as the fateful first expedition of Wallace and Leonidas Hubbard.
Before she wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx was already producing some of the finest short fiction in the country. Here are her collected stories, including two new works never before anthologized. These stories reverberate with rural tradition, the rites of nature, and the rituals of small-town life. The country is blue-collar New England; the characters are native families and the dispossessed working class, whose heritage is challenged by the neorural bourgeoisie from the city; and the themes are as elemental as the landscape: revenge, malice, greed, passion. Told with skill and profundity and crafted by a master storyteller, these are lean, tough tales of an extraordinary place and its people.
WEAVING MEDICAL NARRATIVE AND CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE, DR. MIMI GUARNERI EXPLORES THE FRONTIERS BEYOND THE PHYSICAL HEART. Every day, 2,600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease -- one person every thirty-three seconds. Ten times more women die of heart disease than breast cancer. Despite remarkable interventional and surgical procedures, over 650,000 new heart attacks occur annually. With groundbreaking new research, Dr. Guarneri skillfully blends the science and drama of the heart's unfolding. She reveals the heart as a multilayered, complex organ and explores the new science that indicates the heart acts as a powerhouse of its own, possessing intelligence, memory, and decision-making abilities that are separate from the mind. When Dr. Guarneri was only eight, her vivacious forty-year-old mother died of a heart attack. To overcome the powerlessness she felt that night in Brooklyn when her mother was taken from her, she became a cardiologist -- healing her own heart by healing the hearts of her patients. Dr. Guarneri spent her early years as an overworked, sleep-deprived medical student, trained to view the heart as a simple mechanical pump. She came to realize through the lives of her patients, her own medical journeys, and breakthroughs in heart research that medicine is not just about stitching up patients and sending them on their way. The heart may be "broken" as much by loneliness and depression as high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. The lessons of the heart are as much about forgiveness and gratefulness as they are about genetics and nutrition. And healing the heart can have much more to do with healing a mind and soul than we ever knew. From the racing heartbeats of cardiac emergencies to the gentle rhythms of healing touch, Dr. Guarneri draws us into the intimate moments of life and death. She leads us on a riveting exploration of the heart's mysteries, such as why heart transplant recipients may suddenly display unique characteristics of their donor or why someone who has normal coronary arteries may experience a heart attack. For it is only by knowing the whole heart -- the mental heart, affected by hostility, stress, and depression; the emotional heart, able to be crushed by loss; the intelligent heart, with a nervous system all its own; the spiritual heart, which yearns for a higher purpose; and the universal heart, which communicates with others -- that we can truly heal.
Set in Quebec at the turn of the 19th to 20th century, The Heart Specialist is the epic story of Agnes White, a lonely orphaned girl fascinated by the "wrong" things--microscopes, dissections, and anatomy instead of more ladylike interests--who rises to the status of one of the world's most celebrated pioneering women doctors. Not only does she break through patriarchal academic barriers; she masters the science of the human heart, becoming a scholar of international fame, all in a place and time inimical to intelligent women.When Agnes is small, her father, a French-Canadian doctor living in Montreal, is charged with the murder of his handicapped sister. Although he is eventually acquitted, his reputation is ruined, and he flees, abandoning Agnes and her pregnant mother. Less than a year later, her mother dies of consumption, leaving Agnes and her baby sister Laure on their own. Agnes's sparse memories of her father have an abiding impact on her, and she is determined to find him, as well as to follow in his footsteps as a doctor, even though medical schools in Canada are closed to women at the time. She eventually gets her degree and finds a niche for herself as the curator of the McGill University pathology museum. But even as her professional star rises, her life is solitary and her happiness remains incomplete because of her missing father. One of the only clues in her quest to find him is a strange, misshapen heart that teaches her an invaluable lesson about love. Agnes ultimately must recognize that though she's a world-reknowned expert on the human heart, she still doesn't understand the her own.Inspired by the career of Maude Abbott, one of Canada's first female physicians, The Heart Specialist is a novel about the mysterious, painful journey into selfhood.
Discovering that her tiny son desperately needs a new heart terrifies Hannah Quinn-especially when she realizes ex-flame Scott McIntyre is the skilled surgeon in charge of the transplant. Entrusting her baby to Scott's miracle-working hands is one thing, but whether Hannah's own heart will survive Scott's devastating charm intact is quite another...
When she first saw the stranger, he was holding her precious son in his arms, out of the danger of the road. Then the man's touch set her body on fire. She sensed she knew him--but how could she? She'd never met him before. . . . Since losing her memory in an accident ten years ago, the only reminder Lauren Henderson has of her previous life is of her young son, Joe. She doesn't remember who Joe's father is--or why her mind has blocked him out. But Jean-Luc Fournier, the darkly handsome new pediatric cardiologist at Jimmie's Children's Unit, is about to turn her world upside down. . . .
An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Shayla Monroe fled her hometown of Helena, South Carolina, after a shocking situation broke the heart of the only guy she'd ever loved. Years later, after losing her job in Atlanta with her name once again shrouded in scandal, she has nowhere to go but home.Now a devastatingly handsome and well-respected man, Devin Jones became a successful doctor as a way to forget Shayla's betrayal. When she returns as infamously as she left, he plans to put aside old feelings and treat her as any other person in town. But after looking into her soft brown eyes, the feelings he thought long dead quickly rush to the surface.Ignoring rumors, disapproval from family and friends, and promises to avoid each other, the two become friends . . . then lovers. Devin wants all or nothing, but Shayla, haunted by her past, is afraid their relationship will damage what's left of her reputation. Can two broken hearts survive the fight against past and present demons to heal and find love?Sensuality Level: Sensual
With her recording career on the slide, Deanna Hart heads home to Cleveland to search for new inspiration. What she finds is a man who has never stopped thinking about her. Eric Bell is now the principal at their former school, and he's never been shy about trying to get her attention. Down-to-earth and downright sexy, Eric is about to open Deanna up to new possibilities.But just as soon as they find each other, a crushing Hart family secret could end Deanna's dream of starting over. Will she be able to capture the kind of love she has never believed in, the kind that lasts forever?
From Lurlene McDaniel, the bestselling author of young adult inspirational fiction, comesHeart to Heart. This emotionally charged novel explores loss, love, renewal, and the ways in which these complex bonds within families and between friends are tested at life's most challenging moments. Elowyn Eden and Kassey Messechek are best friends. They share every aspect of their lives. But one thing Elowyn has not yet shared with Kassey is that she checked the organ donor box on her newly acquired driver'...
For five years in a row, the East High Wildcats have lost out to their rivals at West High in raising money for the United Heart Association's annual Valentine's Day fund-raiser, Heart to Heart. But this year, Sharpay is determined that East High will reign supreme! Each club gets to work figuring out what they can do to bring in the most cash. The Drama Club will sell flowers, and Taylor and Gabriella will organize a cupcake sale with the Scholastic Decathlon team. With Gabriella baking nonstop and Troy practicing for the upcoming basketball game against West High, can they find a moment to celebrate Valentine's Day? And will Sharpay's dreams of victory be fulfilled?
Information meets inspiration for today's busy spouse, parent, caregiver, provider... and everything else you're expected to be. You worry about your father's bad habits. Your mother's refusal to listen to her doctor. Your spouse's cholesterol. Your children's diet. For better or worse, you're the center of your family's universe and the person trying desperately to keep them all healthy. As if you weren't busy enough! Dr. Lori Mosca is not only one of America's top doctors; she is also a wife, a mother and a daughter. She's been where you're standing, and her message is simple: To improve your family's health, you have to start with yourself. And there are three steps to do it. Know It. Knowledge is power. This goes beyond diet and fitness to stress management, personal fulfillment, daily attitude and spiritual practice. Happiness and health are not mutually exclusive. Nurture It. Take care of your heart, but also your soul. Don't deprive yourself of what makes your life enjoyable. Nurture the better, healthier parts of your routine. Gradually incorporate changes that make you healthy, happy and vital. Share It. Lead by example and your family will follow. Have healthy fun together and share not just your knowledge but your time. A healthy heart isn't another item on your to do list, but a new attitude that will make life easier-and give you more time and energy to share with those you love. Dr. Lori Mosca has helped thousands take control of their lives and their health. Her proven program for family heart health is transforming the practice of medicine in hospitals and doctors' offices across the nation. Now let it transform you and your family--for life!
After a lonely time in the fifth grade, Tess Thomas dreads the beginning of the next school year. Then the exclusive Coronado Club invites her to join. She thinks she'll do anything to belong -- until she finds out just how much is required. How far is too far to keep a friend? When does belonging cost more than you should pay? How can there be a God when bad things happen? In the end, Tess develops an unexpected friendship that results in a pact between the two to become "Secret Sisters".
He Said the Law Couldn't Afford a Heart...Attorney Brett Merlin-alias the Magician-was certain he'd squashed one senior citizen's Christmas crusade against his Scrooge of a client. Until he met opposing counsel, the fiery, flame-haired Octavia Osborne...and his open-and-shut civil suit escalated to murder in the first degree.Suddenly, the magician of law found himself up against a mistress of legal abracadabra, who pulled more countersuits out of her attorney's brief than Santa did presents out of his sleigh.What Brett saw as a matter of law, Octavia saw as a matter of heart. Either way, he was out to set some surprising new precedents-both legal and personal.
You believe in God. You're trying to serve Him. But do you know how to truly love Him--and let Him love you? As a Bible-believing churchgoer, author Shellie Tomlinson harbored a secret in her good-girl heart. She longed for something more than routine faith; she wanted to love God with a genuine, all-consuming passion. So she got honest with Him: "I admit it. I don't love you like I should, but I want to love you. Help me!" In Heart Wide Open, Shellie invites you to answer the call of your restless heart and refuse to settle for anything less than the intimate friendship of God. Through her heartfelt and honest words, you'll find practical inspiration to help you...· exchange your "just enough Jesus" mindset for an all-out pursuit of Him· put sizzle in your Bible study by asking God to show you the wonder of His Word· trade formulaic devotions for a devoted life Are you ready to stop struggling to make time for God and instead live every moment with God? Discover how to live with your heart wide open.
Just get up and ride... Much to his family's displeasure, Michael Hartford pens popular Western paperbacks. But despite his cowboy image, he's more Central Park West than Wild West. With a major photo shoot coming up, he'll need to be a cowboy-not just look like one! And Michael has only a week at the Last Chance Ranch to get the giddy-up in his game.... After a girl-fight scandal, socialite-turned-housekeeper Keri Fitzpatrick is cheerily unrepentant as she waits for the dust to settle. It's not long before she discovers Michael's secret and a whole lot of similarities...including an irresistible temptation to play Naughty Naked Cowboy! But does this scrappy socialite have what it takes to ensure her would-be cowboy is both saddle sore and satisfied?
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