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She is a contradiction, one woman with two lives. She is Shannon, one of the world's great beauties, her face and figure gracing the fashion pages of the world's most elegant magazines. She is also Holly, a fragile innocent, haunted by painful memories of her past-and by dreams of the man who once shared her secrets. She is assured yet vulnerable, irresistible yet untouched. Destiny has brought Holly Shannon North back to Hidden Springs, where she can be one person, where romance once touched her tender young heart. Here Lincoln McKenzie waits-the proud California rancher, long since hardened by his life's tragedies. Now, in the icy chill of a desert storm, together they must somehow find the way back to love . . . and rekindle a fire whose healing warmth will truly draw them home. A classic story of love and redemption from the incomparable New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell
Victoria Shaw To the jaded eyes of adventurer Jed Kincaid, Victoria seemed nothing more than a pampered English rose. But in the heat of the desert sun, she was beginning to blossom into a vibrant woman with an untutored passion for life. Jed Kincaid Rogue. Maverick. Loner. Jed Kincaid was certainly no gentleman. Yet the daring American had rescued Victoria from the slave pens of Kartoum, only to capture her heart. A heart she'd long since promised to another man....
Susan Mallery's Desert Rogues. Watch how passions flare under the hot sun for these rogue sheiks! Part 1 includes The Sheik's Kidnapped Bride, The Sheik's Arranged Marriage, The Sheik's Secret Bride, The Sheik and the Runaway Princess, and The Sheik and the Virgin Princess.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry writes novels set in the American heartland, but his real territory is the heart itself. His gift for writing about women -- their love for reckless, hopeless men; their ability to see the good in losers; and their peculiar combination of emotional strength and sudden weakness -- makes The Desert Rose the bittersweet, funny, and touching book that it is. Harmony is a Las Vegas showgirl. At night she's a lead dancer in a gambling casino; during the day she raises peacocks. She's one of a dying breed of dancers, faced with fewer and fewer jobs and an even bleaker future. Yet she maintains a calm cheerfulness in that arid neon landscape of supermarkets, drive-in wedding chapels, and all-night casinos. While Harmony's star is fading, her beautiful, cynical daughter Pepper's is on the rise. But Harmony remains wistful and optimistic through it all. She is the unexpected blossom in the wasteland, the tough and tender desert rose. Hers is a loving portrait that only Larry McMurtry could render.
After Scottsdale publisher Gloriana Allerton is poisoned at the annual Southwestern Publishers' Convention and a Pima Indian friend is accused of the murder, Lena Jones begins to investigate the seldom talked about side of the business--racist publishing. To her horror, Lena finds herself rubbing elbows with extremist politicians and members of local fascist groups. Though she becomes a target for murder because of her investigations, an attempt against Lena Jones' life pales in comparison to what happens when she is granted a meeting with the Aryan Brotherhood leader at the Arizona State Prison complex. On her way to the Death Row visiting room, a Black trustee nicknamed "Green," because of his startling green eyes, looks into Lena's face. And calls her by her mother's name. Found shot in the head at the age of four, her memory gone, the green-eyed Lena Jones had been raised in a series of abusive foster homes which left her emotionally--and physically--scarred. For years, Lena had searched for her biological parents with the same intensity with which she searched for killers. But now, with a possible answer to her identity right in front of her, Lena begins to realize that the truth may come at a very high price... Her own life.
Tilda was regretting her short-lived romance with Rashad, the crown prince of Bakhar. Now, with her impoverished family indebted to him, Rashad was blackmailing Tilda by insisting she pay up. . . as his concubine! Soon Tilda was the arrogant sheikh's captive in his faraway desert kingdom. Then Rashad publicly acknowledged her as his woman. . . and under the law of Bakhar they were now bound together forever. . . as husband and wife!
At age 31, having left a stifling decade-long marriage, Debi Holmes-Binney set off alone into the harsh Utah desert to find direction and spiritual renewal. Armed with only basic supplies and her writing journals, she planned to spend forty days and nights alone; what followed was an extended sojourn in a place by turns physically terrifying, psychologically invigorating, and gloriously beautiful. Desert Sojourn is a wonderfully fresh, perceptive, and moving account of self-discovery that will appeal to both physical and spiritual adventurers.
Evil has descended upon the sleepy desert town of Sena Pueblo, but is it supernatural or all too human? Three prodigal sons return to their native roots to protect the women they love and the mystical heritage they belong to....DESERT SONSLuke Cordova: Unjustly jailed for a crime he didn't commit, the Pueblo loner trusted no one except his kind uncle, only to lose him in a grisly murder. But to unlock the mystery, he must reveal his dark past to a beautiful stranger before she becomes the next victim.Tom Lahi: After his childhood friend was railroaded by the police, Tom became a warrior in the courtroom. To protect his community, the no-nonsense lawman must trust an outsider and embrace the mystical power within him.Rico Tafoya: Though he makes a mint selling Pueblo art, Rico abandoned his heritage as mystical fluff. But proud local artist Charlotte Reyna won't let him give up
Married off to a Texas landowner, a young woman fights temptation when her husband's son moves homeHer whole life, Angie Webster has been raised to heed her father. Since her mother died--a fallen woman, and a disgrace to the family name--Jeremiah has kept Angie away from friends, from society, and, most of all, from boys. But as Jeremiah nears death, he realizes it is time for her to settle down. He chooses Barrett McClain, a wealthy rancher whose isolated mansion might provide Angie with a haven from the temptations of the world. But for this frightened young bride, temptation is just the beginning. Although her new husband seems to be a kindly old widower, his smile hides inconceivable viciousness. And then there is his son, Pecos, who appears to hate his father's new bride, but secretly lusts for her. Alone on the ranch, Angie will learn that to become a woman, she must learn to fight like a man.
Beautiful and strong willed, she traveled west to leave her past behind, and called upon a brave stranger to lead her across the perilous Arizona Territory. How could she know this man of secrets was destined to be her lover-or that his hardened heart would unleash a furious passion? DELANEY An Apache shaman foretold he would find love in a woman's eyes of deepest turquoise-and with one look, he knew Faith Ann Becket was fated to be his. But betrayed by love in the past, Delaney Carmichael had made his heart as dangerous and unpredictable as the land that shaped him. ISBN 1-55773-702-9
The Sheikh's new-found son<P> Seven years ago sheikh and surgeon Ghaleb Aal Omraan chose duty over love and left Viv LaSalle with a broken heart and -unknowingly - a baby. Now their little boy Sam is desperate to meet his father, but is Ghaleb ready to be a dad?<P> Stunned that his new Director of Surgery is Viv, Ghaleb finds his passion for her is as strong as ever. But his impending marriage of state convinces Viv that she must escape with Sam before Ghaleb discovers he is the boy's father. Except now Ghaleb knows he wants Viv and Sam more than anything. More even, then his throne.
Return to the world of Melissa Marrs bestselling series and discover how the events of Wicked Lovely set a different faery tale in motion. . . . Originally presented as a manga series and now available for the first time as a stand-alone novel, Desert Tales combines tentative romance, outward strength, and inner resolve in a faery story of desert and destiny. The Mojave Desert was a million miles away from the plots and schemes of the Faerie Courts--and thats exactly why Rika chose it as her home. The once-mortal faery retreated to the deserts isolation after decades of carrying winters curse inside her body. But her seclusion--and the freedom of the desert fey--is threatened by the Summer Kings newfound strength. And when the manipulations of her trickster friend, Sionnach, thrust Rika into a new romance, she finds new power within herself--and a new desire to help Sionnach protect the desert fey and mortals alike. The time for hiding is over.
Why does food taste better when you know where it comes from? Because history-ecological, cultural, even personal-flavors every bite we eat. Whether it's the volatile chemical compounds that a plant absorbs from the soil or the stories and memories of places that are evoked by taste, layers of flavor await those willing to delve into the roots of real food. In this landmark book, Gary Paul Nabhan takes us on a personal trip into the southwestern borderlands to discover the terroir-the "taste of the place"-that makes this desert so delicious. To savor the terroir of the borderlands, Nabhan presents a cornucopia of local foods-Mexican oregano, mesquite-flour tortillas, grass-fed beef, the popular Mexican dessert capirotada, and corvina (croaker or drum fish) among them-as well as food experiences that range from the foraging of Cabeza de Vaca and his shipwrecked companions to a modern-day camping expedition on the Rio Grande. Nabhan explores everything from the biochemical agents that create taste in these foods to their history and dispersion around the world. Through his field adventures and humorous stories, we learn why Mexican oregano is most potent when gathered at the most arid margins of its range-and why foods found in the remote regions of the borderlands have surprising connections to foods found by his ancestors in the deserts of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. By the end of his movable feast, Nabhan convinces us that the roots of this fascinating terroir must be anchored in our imaginations as well as in our shifting soils.
Marriage...or mirage? She'd gone to the desert to escape from the past. And in Nathan Trehearn's arms, Georgia Maitland thought she'd found her future. The honeymoon wasn't even over when reality intruded in the shape of Nathan's past: a glamorous woman who claimed to be "Mrs. Trehearn." Had their desert wedding been merely a mirage?
When P.I. Lena Jones' Pima Indian partner Jimmy Sisiwan is arrested in the remote northern Arizona town of Walapai Flats, Lena closes the Desert Investigations office and rushes to his aid. What she finds is a town up in arms over a new uranium mine located only ten miles from the magnificent Grand Canyon. Jimmy's sister-in-law, founder of Victims of Uranium Mining, has been murdered, but the opposing side is taken hits, too. Ike Donohue, the mine's public relations flak, is found shot to death, casting suspicion on Jimmy and his entire family. During Lena's investigation, she finds not only a community decimated by dangerous mining practices, but a connection to actor John Wayne and the mysterious deaths resulting from the 1953 filming of "The Conqueror." Gabe Boone, a wrangler on that doomed film, is still alive, but the only person the aged man will confide in is John Wayne's ghost. It's up to Lena to penetrate Gabe's defenses and find out the decades-old tragedy no one in Walapai Flats wants to talk about. By delving into the area's history, Lena learns that old sins never die; they're still taking lives. As with "Desert Wives: Polygamy Can Be Murder," this seventh book in the Lena Jones series exposes real life crimes, and the reason why high-ranking government officials want those crimes to remain under wraps.
From the back of the book: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather and are helping to save an old library that's about to be torn down. The children find several mysteries at the library. Someone is breaking in and stealing their food. Someone, long ago, hid pieces of an old Civil War sword. And after all the children's hard work, someone is trying to destroy the library. Who?
Homer and his wife fight to restore the besmirched legacy of a long-dead relativeHomer and Mary Kelly have wandered through Harvard University's Memorial Hall dozens of times, but never have they lingered over the long list of alumni who died for the Union during the Civil War. One afternoon, the setting sun casts its light on the name of Seth Morgan, Mary's disgraced great-great-grandfather. She knows little of her ancestor's life, for family lore holds that he was a deserter, and a blight on the Morgan name. But as she and her husband dig into the dead man's story, they find something astonishing. The mystery deepens as the story shifts from past to present. Even in 1863 it was difficult to know just what happened on the blood-soaked fields of Gettysburg, but no matter what it takes, Homer and Mary will find truth, and restore the honor of a man who died fighting for his country.
A search for her lost friend leads the female space warrior into a galactic hellhole with no way out.
"Powerful and often startling...The Deserters offers a provokingly fresh angle on this most studied of conflicts." --The Boston Globe A groundbreaking history of ordinary soldiers struggling on the front lines, The Deserters offers a completely new perspective on the Second World War. Charles Glass--renowned journalist and author of the critically acclaimed Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation--delves deep into army archives, personal diaries, court-martial records, and self-published memoirs to produce this dramatic and heartbreaking portrait of men overlooked by their commanders and ignored by history. Surveying the 150,000 American and British soldiers known to have deserted in the European Theater, The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II tells the life stories of three soldiers who abandoned their posts in France, Italy, and Africa. Their deeds form the backbone of Glass's arresting portrait of soldiers pushed to the breaking point, a sweeping reexamination of the conditions for ordinary soldiers. With the grace and pace of a novel, The Deserters moves beyond the false extremes of courage and cowardice to reveal the true experience of the frontline soldier. Glass shares the story of men like Private Alfred Whitehead, a Tennessee farm boy who earned Silver and Bronze Stars for bravery in Normandy--yet became a gangster in liberated Paris, robbing Allied supply depots along with ordinary citizens. Here also is the story of British men like Private John Bain, who deserted three times but never fled from combat--and who endured battles in North Africa and northern France before German machine guns cut his legs from under him. The heart of The Deserters resides with men like Private Steve Weiss, an idealistic teenage volunteer from Brooklyn who forced his father--a disillusioned First World War veteran--to sign his enlistment papers because he was not yet eighteen. On the Anzio beachhead and in the Ardennes forest, as an infantryman with the 36th Division and as an accidental partisan in the French Resistance, Weiss lost his illusions about the nobility of conflict and the infallibility of American commanders. Far from the bright picture found in propaganda and nostalgia, the Second World War was a grim and brutal affair, a long and lonely effort that has never been fully reported--to the detriment of those who served and the danger of those nurtured on false tales today. Revealing the true costs of conflict on those forced to fight, The Deserters is an elegant and unforgettable story of ordinary men desperately struggling in extraordinary times.
Investigating the planet's biomes and examining the modern threats to each ecosystem, this interactive series challenges young readers to look at how their own actions influence the planet's health. With compare-and-contrast facts and vocabulary-building sidebars, each engaging guide reveals how environmental threats-both human and natural-affect plants and animals. Examining this growing biome, this guide shows that the desert is more than just a giant sandbox. Discussing desertification and how environmental change-such as ranching, overdevelopment, and cactus collection-in this area can threaten life outside the desert, this resource instructs students on the need to treat the desert with care.
Presents a general description of deserts and describes specific desert plants, animals, people, and activities.
In this book, an Easterner buys up a lot of property near Shirley's ranch. He sets out to clear the scrub and ruin the land, to everyone's dismay. When he shows up dead, Shirley is arrested. There are many possible suspects. Shirley and J. Q. try to solve the mystery. Light reading.
Emilio Andreoni's goal is perfection. A corporate king and Italy's most eligible bachelor, he craves only one more thing to complete his phenomenally successful life-the perfect woman!Once he thought that woman was shy Gisele Carter, until her scandalous goings-on became headline news and he called off their seemingly perfect engagement.But now Emilio is faced with proof of Gisele's innocence. He's determined to win back the only woman who ever truly satisfied him, but first he must persuade Gisele she's worthy of wearing his diamonds again....
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