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The Sheep Queen is a Western epic in miniature, the story of Emma Russell Sweringen, known as the Sheep Queen of Idaho; the daughter who disappointed her; the grandson who adored her; and the granddaughter, given up for adoption, who spent nearly half her life finding her way back to her family.
It's almost Christmas, and Mandy and James have just rescued a wounded sheepdog. But when local farmers accuse the dog of attacking their sheep, Mandy and James must prove the dog's innocence.
What do you do when you love your farm . . . but it doesn't love you? After fifteen years of farming, Catherine Friend is tired. After all, while shepherding is one of the oldest professions, it's not getting any easier. The number of sheep in America has fallen by 90 percent in the last ninety years. But just as Catherine thinks it's time to hang up her shepherd's crook, she discovers that sheep might be too valuable to give up. What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us--and the planet--would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.
It was bad enough being hauled out of bed by palace guards. Now Victoria McCallan had just offered to pay off her father's gambling debts--with herself as the prize! So the palace secretary was shocked when sexy Prince Kateb made her a counteroffer. . . . When Kateb whisked Victoria off to the desert to be his mistress for six months, the widowed ruler had no intention of falling in love. But the outspoken Texas transplant was soon tempting him to change his royal ways. Duty decreed the El Deharia sheik should wed a proper mate, but Kateb's heart was telling him something else: to claim Victoria as his woman--now and forever.
EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PALACE HAD ALWAYS INTRIGUED HER. . . Including the incredibly handsome crown prince himself. There was no denying that Murat was a man of mystery, power and many talents. But for a husband, Daphne Snowden wanted more. Sure, future "queen" sounded lovely, but she wanted someone who saw her as more than a woman to bear the next heir to the throne. Someone who respected her. Someone who loved her. Still, there was that niggling burning desire and unfinished business between them. . . . And though time had changed him, it had not erased her interest in the only man she ever loved. But obey his demands and marry him? Never!
"YOU'D BETTER GET MOVING, BIG GUY. " Prince Jefri of Bahania had just been bested. . . by a woman! And not just any female, but Billie Van Horn, his gorgeous, take-no-prisoners flight instructor who was more than a match for this ultramasculine male. Well, she might be an ace in the air, but when it came to romance Billie was determined to keep both feet on the ground. So why did the sexy sheik make her feel as if she were soaring high above the clouds? She knew that when royal honor called, her high-born lover would fly from her side forever. . . unless Jefri defied his destiny and chose love. . . .
"I'M WHAT. . . '" No, not pregnant, thank heavens. Emma would have known that. But married? Well, if the man standing before her--the very love of her college life--was to be believed, she was. And suddenly he was claiming to be a desert prince, too. Sure, they'd had a "pretend" ceremony and honeymoon in the Caribbean. But it was pretend, wasn't it? Prince Reyhan claimed his father, the king, had decided it was time for him to marry. There was just one little glitch--Reyhan was already married. So, the king ordered Reyhan's wife--Emma--to a two-week trip to paradise before he would grant a royal annulment. But wasn't paradise the perfect place for love?
When half-American Princess Sabra (aka Sabrina Johnson) is kidnapped by Prince Kardal Khan while searching for the legendary City of Thieves, she soon realizes that his heated touch makes her body betray her recklessly. She doesn't want to feel cared for in her captor's tender embrace. After living a lonely life, rejected by her father--King Hassan--and treated dismissively by her mother, all she's ever wanted was someone to love her. But falling for the sexy Sheik, otherwise known as the Prince of the City of Thieves, was simply out of the question! The virile Sheik didn't consider kidnapping Sabrina an act of theft; he was claiming what was rightfully his. Unbeknownst to the fiery beauty, she had been betrothed to be his wife!
When prim professor Zara Paxton ventures to distant Bahania, she wants only to find the father she'd never known. But her father turns out to be King Hassan of Bahania. The desert king promptly put his princess under the protection of a muscular, mesmerizing Sheik, who sets Zara's sense aflame, yet he refuses to quench the fire!Steely security liaison Rafe Stryker scorns lasting love. But before he knows it, the bespectacled brunette sneaks into his heart, making him throb with the urge to taste her sweetness. Clearly, innocent Princess Zara wanted to be his woman, but taking her was tantamount to treason. Rafe knows the consequences, but even he can stand so much temptation.
The wedding of my dreams was only days away. . . until I discovered my fiancé had a nasty habit of unfaithfulness. So to mend my wounded pride, I turned to the most eligible man I knew: my boss, Prince Rafiq of Lucia-Serrat! Although the dashingly handsome prince had enticed dozens of women, I had just one thing in my mind when I proposed becoming Rafiq's mistress: revenge on the man who'd humiliated me before. It was easier than I'd expected to go from Rafiq's chaste secretary to his lustful lover. What I didn't expect was to fall head over heels for a man who could give me anything I wanted, except his heart. . . .
Proud, imperious and leery of pretenders to the throne, Sheik Karim Abdullah saw Julia Gardner as just another gold digger. The American claimed to be carrying his dead twin's child, so the Dark Sheik decreed she remain his palace "guest" until paternity was established. But the rebellious Julia proved as dangerous to Karim as the assassins stalking him. Her fi erce need to safeguard her baby turned the sheik into a protective lover. And the wounded warrior vowed to savor the moment. . . then walk away before he jeopardized her safety. . . .
Swept away by her boss! Ambitious orthopedic surgeon Lily Langley is delighted to be working with the prestigious Razak Khan. However, Lily is not prepared for the rush of sensual heat that sparks between them every time their fingers brush or their eyes meet. Razak is attracted to Lily, but he has duties and responsibilities that will take him back to his desert kingdom and away from his English beauty. Duties and responsibilities he has never really wanted and would gladly relinquish in favor of his passion for saving lives and for the woman he loves.
Andrea Hamilton couldn't forget lying under the stars with the man she loved. Now Sam was back-as sexy as ever-and he'd just won her horse-training services at an auction. Andrea was even more stunned to discover that her long-ago lover was a prince-and he wanted to see his son!Though seven years had passed, Samir still ached for the woman he'd had to leave when royal duty called. Now that he knew they shared a child, he vowed never to leave Andrea's side again. And he'd risk much more than his noble heritage for the chance to lose himself in her arms again. . . ;.
When Amber's betrothed was killed and the future of two desert nations hung in the balance, she had no choice-she had to marry her fiancé's brother and heir, brooding Sheikh Harun El-Kanar. For three years, Amber has struggled to make her marriage work. Harun may be devastatingly sexy, but he's closed-off-burdened with grief and the responsibilities of ruling a troubled nation.Now they've both been kidnapped. Is this Amber's last chance to show Harun that she could be more than just his paper wife-perhaps even the jewel in his crown...?
The flaw in his jewelWhen Sheikh Zahir Ra'if Quarishi took a Western woman as his wife, it caused outrage among his people. And marrying Sapphire Marshall turned out to be the biggest mistake of Zahir's life.As cold and untouchable as her jeweled namesake, Sapphire fled the kingdom before sharing the marriage bed, leaving Zahir to face the shame alone-and his bank account five million dollars lighter.Now his ex-wife has been spotted in his desert and before she can run again, Zahir plans to banish her from his mind once and for all, beginning with reclaiming his wedding night!
SHEIKH IN DISGUISE, When his country's priceless heirloom jewel is stolen, darkly aristocratic Prince Karim vows to recover it-by kidnapping socialite Caroline Langley. In disguise, he lures her to his palace. But he doesn't anticipate the urgent, primitive stirrings the beautiful foreigner arouses. Now he must have Caroline...body and soul.A WILLING CAPTIVECaroline cannot resist Prince Karim's arrogant, potent masculinity. Letting him introduce her to the pleasures of womanhood is an opportunity for unimaginable fulfillment. But betrayal and deceit mar her fairy tale. What if his ardor is just an act? And if the prince's ransom isn't met, will Caroline become the sheikh's most precious gem?Powerful sheikhs born to rule and destined to find love as eternal as the sands...SONS OF THE DESERT
Twin royal heirs! Prince Jaul of Marwan's royal duty is to marry a suitable bride. But first he must divorce the woman who betrayed him. Locating his estranged wife? Easy. The intense passion still burning between them? Manageable. Discovering he has two royal heirs? Impossible! Devastated when her handsome prince deserted her, Chrissie Whitaker's beautiful twin babies were the only balm to her broken heart. Now Jaul will stop at nothing to claim his legitimate heirs, but can Chrissie forget their painful past and recognize him as her husband in every sense of the word?
She's about to have the sheikh's baby! Tasked with entertaining a mysterious billionaire, Bajul diplomat Kira Darzin never expects her assignment to extend to the bedroom. But one look into Tarek Azzmar's smoldering eyes and she's helpless to resist. Now her unplanned pregnancy-and Tarek's secret identity-threaten the royal family she holds dear... The illegitimate son of Bajul's former king, Tarek vows revenge on the father who rejected him. And Kira is a complication he can't afford-no matter how the sultry beauty challenges him. But when the truth about his past is revealed, will Tarek lose Kira and his unborn child for good?
She' d awakened in a hospital, confused, to discover she was mother to a newborn...and wife to a steely- eyed stranger. Mere hours after gazing on Ishaq Ahmadi in London, Anna found herself at their desert home, which seemed both hauntingly familiar and oddly foreign. No evidence of a happy marriage existed in the palatial residence. No photographs. No clothes that fit Anna' s slender build. No trust, given Ishaq' s endless questions. There was simply the primal, passionate connection between them...and, of course, the baby.But Anna soon learned that nothing about her marriage was to be believed....
Man-shy American Heidi McKinley winces when the king himself insists she marry--and make heirs with--his sinfully sexy royal son! For Prince Jamal was a legendary lover, an expert on erotic intrigue. Whatever would he see in serious-minded Heidi?Plenty! Up to his crown in gold-digging bubbleheads, Jamal is secretly enchanted with the sweet and studious virgin. So why was homespun Heidi donning silken disguises and posing as siren Honey Martin to seduce him? And how could Jamal hope to choose between a bold, brazen mistress and a bashful, blushing bride?
Swept away by the passionate Prince Khalil Khan, Dora Nelson reveled in her new fairy-tale life as princess of El Bahar. But once she learned that the love and affection Khalil had showered her with were a sham, she refused to bend to his will. For he'd tricked her, and she couldn't forgive him. . . . But she also couldn't stop loving him. More than anything else, Dora wanted a happy home and an adoring husband. Still, when Dora's feistiness met Khalil's arrogance, sparks flew. And unless Dora and Khalil agreed to meet halfway, this fiery marriage threatened to consume them both!
Faith Sinclair never missed a shot-or a kill. But when the mysterious man she knew only as Santiago was in her sniper's sights, the game changed. It had to. She couldn't kill him in cold blood. Not the father of her unborn baby.Sheik Omair Al Arif's mind was on one thing: revenge. The undercover king didn't bargain on an intoxicating enemy bent on foiling his plans. And when the two would-be foes joined forces, they discovered nothing was as it seemed-their identities, their missions and especially the flames burning between them.
In this book, noted sex experts Jennifer and Dan reveal 101 salacious secrets for delightful encounters between the sheets. You have sex; and sure, it's okay, maybe occasionally even good. But with this new guide they help you kick it up a notch to have the best sex every time. Featuring plenty of tips guaranteed to make you blush, you'll learn to get in touch with your inner seductress for orgasmic results. Among the secrets revealed--why you should . . .Have sex in front of a mirrorLearn to use all four phases of the female orgasmWatch porn with your manTry some new positions--like the deck chairUse household items (hello spatula and rolling pin!) during foreplayIf you're tired of bland, predictable sex, this insider's roadmap to a more satisfying ride will have you screaming, squirting, and spending the day (or week . . . or month!) in bed.
Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen has long been an ardent supporter of books, reading, and literacy programs. To further the cause of ProLiteracy Worldwide, he asked 10 prominent authors to write an original story; the only restriction was that each story was to include mention of a book. The result is this collection, Shelf Life: Stories by the Book. From Jennifer L. Holm's story of a girl on Mars trying desperately to return to Earth to Gregory Maguire's domestic intrigue; from Kathleen Karr's story of a thief in turn-of-the-century Chicago to M. T. Anderson's mysterious shipboard adventure; from A. LaFaye's tale of magical wonderment to Marion Dane Bauer's story of doing good, this volume provides a full range of reading for every taste. Other authors featured here are Joan Bauer, Ellen Conford, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Ellen Wittlinger.
This is a guide to for making many realistic flowers by gluing shells and adding paint and stems. It also illustrates the art of making mosaics, jewelry, and ornaments, using shells.
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