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An adopted girl receives an inheritance that makes her one of the richest women in america.
You loved the Maitlands-now discover a new branch of the family!Independent rancher Rafe Maitland had never met his wealthy relatives-and planned to keep it that way. But when matriarch Megan Maitland's lovely personal assistant arrived on his doorstep, determined to ensure his presence at the family reunion, Rafe showed he could be as demanding and crafty as any other Maitland. Because the price for his company was a marriage of convenience-and all to keep custody of the little girl he'd inherited. . . .
A disk. A simple disk that named names. That was Isabella Joubert's inheritance from her father, a man she loved but could not trust. To right his wrongs, she was determined to turn the incriminating list over to the authorities. But danger was stalking her. Her home was ransacked, threats were made, and people were turning up dead. Someone wanted the disk even more than Isabella. And she was forced to turn to Sandro Marchese, the man she'd left years earlier because of his willingness to sell his soul to the highest bidder--her father. Sandro possessed secrets that could save her, save them both from a traitor willing to forfeit innocent lives. But no matter where the disk landed, Isabella feared Sandro was doomed, for his name was on the list.
A treasure trove of tales from a master storyteller-the first to feature works written under both her pseudonyms, Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm . . . The Inheritance Before she became an acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, Robin Hobb received resounding critical praise for work written under the name Megan Lindholm. Though they spring from the same imagination, Hobb and Lindholm are separate, diverse identities, each with her own unique style and perspective. The Inheritance celebrates the boundless vision of Hobb and Lindholm, bringing together for the first time classic and new short works from both names. The collection is comprised of three generous offerings from Robin Hobb, including the title story, which makes its U.S. debut here, and a brand-new tale, "Cat's Meat." Megan Lindholm contributes her Hugo and Nebula Award finalist "A Touch of Lavender" and Nebula finalist "Silver Lady and the Fortyish Man," as well as several classic and new gems. Each piece is prefaced by a brief yet informative author's note, offering insight into each story's genesis. Fascinating, compelling, and wonderfully entertaining, The Inheritance reveals the full spectrum of skill and talent of one of the world's finest fantasy writers.
In the borderland between the kingdom of the elves and the land of the dwarves, outlaws seize an elf princess. Sustained by faith in her husband and her god, she waits patiently for the rescue that is sure to come. But waiting is a dangerous game--one that can cause a princess and an outlaw to look beyond themselves. To dare to trust the enemy. In a place where suspicions run high and bloody battles are the order of the day, trust can be the most dangerous game of all.
Daisy knew that someday, somehow, she would pay for wanting what no proper woman wanted...The ravishing Duchess Daisy vowed to save Severn Manor by marrying Nicholas Calloway, a Texas bounty hunter come to claim his family's ancestral lands. But the moment they met, the slate eyed barbarian took Daisy's breath away. She proposed a marriage of convenience. But she hadn't reckoned on flash-fire passion with the savage new duke...Nicholas Calloway came to England to discover the truth about his bastard birth, then sell his inherited estate--with Duchess Daisy's help. Her price was marriage. He agreed, determined to have her on his own terms-only to find himself hostage to the fiery redhead he couldn't leave behind...The highly acclaimed bestselling author of Outlaw's Bride, Joan Johnston brings to life two extraordinary characters--an outrageous duchess and an unlikely duke--in a love story that enchants and enthralls to the very last page.From the Paperback edition.
In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the |1 Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another. Kiran Desai's brilliant novel, published to huge acclaim, is a story of joy and despair. Her characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world.
Shunned & Shamed: One-Night with a Corretti was all it took... Angelo Corretti has one mistress-revenge. Heartless, empty and darkly sexy, he's gone from pawn to king with one objective...destroy the Corretti dynasty: the family who cruelly rejected him for his illegitimacy. But once, long ago, there was a wide-eyed girl with an innocent heart. For one night, Lucia gave him everything when he needed it most, before he walked away at dawn. Now, on the cusp of absolute power, Angelo will look into those eyes again and learn of the consequences he left behind.
Princess Isabella was certain of three things... She desperately didn't want to marry the sheikh to whom she was betrothed... There was more to the darkly handsome, dark-hearted desert stranger escorting her back to the altar than met the eye... And, having kissed that stranger once, she was never going to be the same again...
The explosion of insights in the field of metabolic disease has shed new light on diagnostic as well as treatment options. 'Inherited Metabolic Disease - A Clinical Approach' is written with a reader-friendly consistent structure. It helps the reader to find the information in an easily accessible and rapid way when needed. Starting with an overview of the major groups of metabolic disorders it includes algorithms with questions and answers as well as numerous graphs, metabolic pathways, and an expanded index. Clinical and diagnostic details with a system and symptom based are given to facilitate an efficient and yet complete diagnostic work-up of individual patients.
Detective Deb Ralston has promised her husband, Harry, that she'll happily forget work for three weeks and concentrate on relaxing, sightseeing, picnicking-they'll have a real family vacation (although taking a teenager, his girlfriend, a toddler, and a pit bull by van from Fort Worth, Texas, to Salt Lake City, Utah, can't be all that relaxing). The Ralstons settle into Georgina Grafton's bed-and-breakfast in Salt Lake City. But while sightseeing in Gilgal Sculpture Garden on the trip's second day, they find the body of Georgina's sister, Alexandra, who has been killed by a fist-sized rock aimed at the back of her head. Georgina tells them that Alexandra, a victim of multiple personality disorder, was a handful, but she was certainly not dangerous enough to murder. Or was she? While Deb may be out of her jurisdiction, she's not out of her league: Because their grieving hostess trusts them, she and Harry volunteer to help Salt Lake City Police Detective Charlie Sosa with the case. Promising not to get too involved, because she wouldn't want to put her family in jeopardy and, anyway, she is supposed to be on vacation.
NANNY WANTEDTo my heir, Beau Prescott, I leave my Sydney estate and place into his good care my dedicated staff: housekeeper, gardener and nanny.Nanny? Beau Prescott was highly suspicious of this interloper in the family home. A fit man until his sudden death, what did his grandfather need with a nanny? Maybe he'd taken her in out of pity-Margaret Stowe did sound as if she'd be the starchy, spinster sort.But the vision that greeted him on his arrival home called out to every male hormone Beau had. Margaret Stowe was a stunningly beautiful young woman. Just what situation had he inherited?
They're Her Family Now. . . Claire Olander is determined to create a loving, stable home for her newly orphaned niece and nephew. That means holding on to the sprawling Texas spread that's been in her family for generations. Which is where Heath McPherson comes in. The tall, dark and gorgeous banker has all sorts of ideas for getting Red Sage Ranch out of the red. But the more he hangs around this instant family, the less he can resist the spirited twins. And that goes double for their new single mother. Can Heath help Claire work a miracle--one that will save her home and create a real home on the ranch for all of them?
Jews, Christians, and Muslims supposedly share a common religious heritage in the patriarch Abraham, and the idea that he should serve only as a source of unity among the three traditions has become widespread in both scholarly and popular circles. Inheriting Abraham boldly challenges this view, demonstrating Abraham's distinctive role in each tradition, while delineating the points of connection as well. In this sweeping and provocative book, Jon Levenson subjects the powerful story in Genesis of Abraham's calling, his experience in Canaan and Egypt, and his near-sacrifice of his beloved son Isaac to a careful literary and theological analysis. But Levenson also explores how Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have given unique distinctive interpretations to these narratives, often reimagining Abraham and his life in mutually exclusive ways. Historically, the three traditions have differed sharply over what Abraham's life foreshadows, how the Abrahamic community is constituted and sustained, and what practices the patriarch's example authorizes. In these disputes, Levenson finds illuminating signs of profound and enduring theological divergences alongside the commonalities. A stunning achievement that is certain to provoke debate, Inheriting Abraham traces how each community has come to revere Abraham as an exemplar of its own distinctive spiritual teachings and practices. This probing and compelling book also reveals how the increasingly conventional notion of the three equally "Abrahamic" religions derives from a dangerous misunderstanding of key biblical and Qur'anic texts, fails to do full justice to any of the traditions, and is often biased against Judaism in subtle and pernicious ways.
The purpose of this book is to review our state of knowledge about the neurobehavioral and psychosocial processes involved in behavioral inhibitory processes and to provide an insight into how these basic research findings may be translated into the practice of drug abuse prevention interventions. Over the last decade, there has been a wealth of information indicating that substance use disorders do not simply reflect an exaggeration of reward seeking behavior, but that they also represent a dysfunction of behavioral inhibitory processes that are critical in exercising self-control. A number of studies have determined that individuals with substance use disorders have poor inhibitory control compared to non-abusing individuals. In addition, the fact that the adolescent period is often characterized by a lack of inhibitory control may be one important reason for the heightened vulnerability for the initiation of drug use during this time. Controlled experiments utilizing neuroscience techniques in laboratory animals or neuroimaging techniques in humans have revealed that individual differences in prefrontal cortical regions may underlie, at least in part, these differences in inhibitory control. Although a few excellent journal reviews have been published on the role of inhibitory deficits in drug abuse, there has been relatively little attention paid to the potential applications of this work for drug abuse prevention. The current book will provide both basic and applied researchers with an overview of this important health-relevant topic. Since translational research cuts across multiple disciplines and most readers are not familiar with all of these disciplines, the reading level will be geared to be accessible to graduate students, as well as to faculty and researchers in the field. The book will be organized around three general themes, encased within introductory and concluding chapters. The first theme will review basic neurobehavioral research findings on inhibition and drug abuse. Chapters in this theme will emphasize laboratory studies using human volunteers or laboratory animals that document the latest research implicating a relation between inhibition and drug abuse at both the neural and behavioral levels of analysis. The second theme will move the topic to at-risk populations that have impulse control problems, including children, adolescents and young adults. The third theme will concentrate on prevention science as it relates to inhibitory control. Chapters in this theme will be written by experts attempting to develop and improve prevention interventions by integrating evidence-based knowledge about inhibitory control processes. In all of the chapters, writers will be asked to speculate about innovative approaches that may be useful for the practice of prevention.
Inhumanities is an unprecedented account of the ways Nazi Germany manipulated and mobilized European literature, philosophy, painting, sculpture and music in support of its ideological ends. David B. Dennis shows how, based on belief that the Third Reich represented the culmination of Western civilization, culture became a key propaganda tool in the regime's program of national renewal and its campaign against political, national and racial enemies. Focusing on the daily output of the Völkischer Beobachter, the party's official organ and the most widely circulating German newspaper of the day, he reveals how activists twisted history, biography and aesthetics to fit Nazism's authoritarian, militaristic and anti-Semitic world views. Ranging from National Socialist coverage of Germans such as Luther, Dürer, Goethe, Beethoven, Wagner and Nietzsche to 'great men of the Nordic West' such as Socrates, Leonardo and Michelangelo, Dennis reveals the true extent of the regime's ambitious attempt to reshape the 'German mind'.
Bertie becomes involved with his friend Bingo's pursuit of a waitress, flirting with the Communists, and "the Great Sermon Handicap." Musical commedy, without music.
It's time: The new girls are taking the spotlight at Canterwood Crest!Lauren has moved around enough to have the "new girl" code down:1. Lay low.2. But not too low.3. Don't amubush the in crowd.But Canterwood isn't just any school. And Lauren is about to face an initiation unlike any she's ever encountered. Bon chance, Lauren--you're going to need it!
Tonight you take the last step on Your journey of a year and a day. Welcome home, o new-made witch, And in our circle rest and stay. The joyful culmination of a year and a day's dedication -- Kate, Annie, and Cooper's Wiccan initiation -- brings celebration, an exhilarating ritual, and unexpected choices for the new witches.
"The Initiation of Ms. Holly is so hot, I am still tingling a day after I finished reading this novel."-Coffee Time Romance & More The Stranger on the Train He came to her in the dark. She couldn't see him, but she could feel every inch of his body against hers in the most erotic encounter Rita Holly ever had. And now he's promising more...if she'll just follow him to an exclusive club where opulence and sex rule. She can have anything she's ever dreamed of-and more-but first she'll have to pass the club's initiation. What readers are saying: "After Fifty Shades of Grey, I didn't think I would find another book as well written, but then I read the Initiation of Ms. Holly, and I was immediately taken in. This book is sexy, erotic, and explosive. I didn't want to put it down."-Dani "Very, very erotic and sizzling!!! Wow, I could not put it down."-Theresa "Everything you want in a romantic, erotic, sexual novel."-Jean "For a fast-paced read with enough twists and turns to keep the story fresh and entertaining, you couldn't have for a better book."-Christine
This practical guide is ideal for healthcare professionals, including family medicine and sports medicine physicians, who wish to integrate peripheral joint and soft tissue injection procedures into their practices. Emphasis is placed on helping clinicians perform injections with accuracy and efficiency. Procedures are presented in a step-by-step fashion. A wealth of illustrations adds clarity, and fluoroscopic images are featured where applicable. Billing and coding are covered in order to aid readers in obtaining reimbursement. Chart documentation designed to improve patient management and medical-legal protection is presented via ready-to-use templates that can be inserted into office notes. Key information on needle gauge sizes and medication dosages is summarized in an easily accessible table. A useful discussion on conducting clinical trials is outlined as well.
A J.P. Beaumont mystery. It was like a scene from a movie: the beautiful blond screaming on a Washington beach, a dead man lying at her feet; the dashing detective arriving to offer kindness and solace to the distressed lady.
Ink is in their blood.On the heels of a family tragedy, Katie Greene must move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn't know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks and she can't seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.When Katie meets aloof but gorgeous Tomohiro, the star of the school's kendo team, she is intrigued by him...and a little scared. His tough attitude seems meant to keep her at a distance, and when they're near each other, strange things happen. Pens explode. Ink drips from nowhere. And unless Katie is seeing things, drawings come to life.Somehow Tomo is connected to the kami, powerful ancient beings who once ruled Japan-and as feelings develop between Katie and Tomo, things begin to spiral out of control. The wrong people are starting to ask questions, and if they discover the truth, no one will be safe.
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