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Christian romance set in the New Mexico Territory in the late 1890's.
"As you read my story, there is something I want you to understand. That in spite of all the pain--past, present and that still to come--I wouldn't have done anything differently. Nor would I trade the time I had with him for anything--except for what, in the end, I traded it for." Beth Cardall has a secret. For eighteen years, she has had no choice but to keep it to herself, but on Christmas Eve 2008, all that is about to change. For Beth, 1989 was a year marked by tragedy. Her life was falling apart: her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was suffering from an unidentifiable illness; her marriage transformed from a seemingly happy and loving relationship to one full of betrayal and pain; her job at the dry cleaners was increasingly at risk; and she had lost any ability to trust, to hope, or to believe in herself. Then, on Christmas Day, as she rushed through a blizzard to the nearest 7-Eleven, Beth encountered Matthew, a strikingly handsome, mysterious stranger, who would single-handedly change the course of her life. Who is this man, and how does he seem to know so much about her? He pursues her relentlessly, and only after she's fallen deeply in love with him does she learn his incredible secret, changing the world as she knows it, as well as her own destiny. From the New York Times bestselling author of the beloved classics The Christmas Box and The Christmas List comes a breathtaking story of the transcendent power of love.
Romance between a man paralyzed in an accident and his physical therapist.
It Was One Proposal She Should Have RefusedBeth Thomas needed a job and a place to live. David Kane offered her both. But she didn't need to get married. Yet David was making marriage part of his offer, stating matter-of-factly that it would solve both of their problems.And, on the surface, it seemed as if their arrangement was succeeding. They worked well together. They even lived well together. But that was where the balance ended. David knew of Beth's past, but he'd revealed almost nothing about his own. And if he could cut his own brother out of his life, how could Beth-his wife in name only-tell David that their relationship was becoming extremely important to her?
As if starting high school weren't bad enough, Reyna Fey has to do so at a new school without her best friends. Reyna's plan is to keep her head down, help her father recover from the car accident that almost took his life, and maybe even make some friends. And then Olive Barton notices her. Olive is not exactly the kind of new friend Reyna has in mind. The boys make fun of her, the girls want to fight her, and Olive seems to welcome the challenge. There's something about Olive that Reyna can't help but like. But when Reyna learns Olive's secret, she must decide whether it's better to be good friends with an outcast or fake friends with the popular kids . . . before she loses Olive forever.
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas returns to Texas for an unpredictable adventure in romance that sets two unlikely hearts on fire... <P><P>Promise Me Texas On a midnight train, four hours away from her wedding, Beth McMurray discovers the devastating truth about the powerful senator she's about to marry. Convinced nothing could make this stormy night worse, the train wrecks, and she tumbles straight into the arms of an outlaw. Andrew McLaughlin doesn't believe in loving except between the pages of his writings. He loved deeply once and thinks he'll never survive another loss. <P>To save a friend, he climbs aboard a train heading toward Dallas. In the moment before the train crashes, he saves a beautiful woman and is injured in the fall. He wakes up to find she's claimed him as her fiancé--and now they're both on the run, and destined to do everything it takes to make an unexpected promise of love come true.
A psychologist is framed for murder by a diabolical patient in this superbly-paced, Hitchcockian thriller from the author of The Up and Comer. Dr. David Remler is a brilliant Manhattan psychologist and bestselling author. One afternoon he takes on a new patient, Samantha Kent, a beautiful woman trapped in a relationship with an abusive husband. During their sessions Remler develops more than professional feelings for Samantha--which he never acts upon. Late one night, she calls to say she has killed her husband, and intimates she may kill herself. Remler rushes to her home to find a dead man, but no one else. To skeptical police who believe he is the killer, his story doesn't add up. For starters, Samantha Kent is alive and well and looks nothing like his patient. Remler has been set up, but why--and by whom?This is the story of the ultimate frame, pitting a master manipulator against a genius of the mind--and the game has just begun.
The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.<P> Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, "A pencil." This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world's most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world.<P> The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun's journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn your biggest ambitions into reality, even if you start with as little as $25. His story takes readers behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling.
For fans of Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Maureen Johnson comes a sexy, poignant, funny, and authentic debut novel by Robin Constantine about the journeys of two New Jersey teens as they discover who they really are--and find their way to each other.Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she's not popular, not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet good girl who's always done what she's supposed to--only now, in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change but doesn't know how.Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe's: star of the lacrosse team, at the top of his class, and on the fast track to a brilliant future--until he was expelled for being a "term-paper pimp." Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change but doesn't know how.One fateful night, their paths cross at Wren's family's Arthurian-themed catering hall. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are--and falling in love.
Interrupting the ordered routine of the Mecosta County Amish settlement, an angelic visitor awakens Judith to a new faith. All Judith Fischer ever wanted is to marry within her community and raise a family. She longs for the day when her parents will allow Levi Plank to officially court her. But on the day Judith suspects Levi will ask her parent's permission, her younger brother Samuel has an accident under her charge. Rushing to Samuel's aid, Judith spies a strange man helping him; a man she later believes was an angel. When she shares her conviction with her family and close friends, she is shocked to find that no one believes her, including Levi. In the days following the accident, the angel visits Judith with information that may guide her down the path of faith, should she choose to follow. As her community slowly distances themselves, only one person is willing to stand up for her?the bishop's son, Andrew Lapp. But can he convince the settlement to listen to her? With a show of faith that flies in the face of her conservative upbringing, can Judith hold strong to the promise that there are even greater things in store for those who believe in God's miracles?
The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it.It's a bloody business overthrowing a king...Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. It's up to a few...Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail.But when gods are involved...Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should...
Where is God present in the world? What hope does the church offer to folks who are struggling with death and despair in their many forms, from broken relationships to lost jobs to the seeming lack of meaning in our late-modern context? Some answer these questions by pointing to churches that have had success in growing their worship services and ministries. But Andrew Root invites us to answer the questions from a different angle. Rather than place primary focus on creating a successful church, he asks the church to open its eyes to the suffering and hopelessness of the world, to identify with and embrace it, because it is precisely in the world's suffering that God is found. Using Luther's theology of the cross as a lens, Root shows how the church's willingness to become weak for the world's sake results in a refocusing of Christian living and ministry, which he examines through the categories of discipleship, authentic hope, community, justice, and resurrection. Thus, as with the other books in the Living Theology series, this book brings theology to bear on life in suggestive and provocative ways, encouraging readers to think theologically about their specific contexts.
This groundbreaking book explains how to tap into your body's energy not only to change your health, but to change your behaviors and thought patterns as well. Your body is comprised of energy pathways and energy centers that are in constant motion, a dynamic interplay with other energies and with your cells, organs, immune system, mood, and thoughts. If you can shift these energies, you can influence your physical health, your emotional patterns, and your state of mind. The Promise of Energy Psychology gives simple step-by-step instructions that will help you to: - overcome fear, guilt, shame, jealousy, or anger - change unwanted habits and behaviors - enhance your ability to love, succeed, and enjoy life The energy approach presented in this book can help bring about significant change in your life. With this strategy, stubborn phobias often fade in minutes; the lifelong effects of an early trauma can frequently be reduced or completely eliminated; uncontrollable anger can rapidly become manageable; even elusive physical problems may respond where other treatments have failed. The Promise of Energy Psychology is an amazing tool that puts the ability to effect change directly into your hands, and finally gives you control over your fears, pain, and destructive behaviors. .
The Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: "I just want you to be happy"; "I'm happy if you're happy. " Combining philosophy and feminist cultural studies, Sara Ahmed reveals the affective and moral work performed by the "happiness duty," the expectation that we will be made happy by taking part in that which is deemed good, and that by being happy ourselves, we will make others happy. Ahmed maintains that happiness is a promise that directs us toward certain life choices and away from others. Happiness is promised to those willing to live their lives in the right way. Ahmed draws on the intellectual history of happiness, from classical accounts of ethics as the good life, through seventeenth-century writings on affect and the passions, eighteenth-century debates on virtue and education, and nineteenth-century utilitarianism. She engages with feminist, antiracist, and queer critics who have shown how happiness is used to justify social oppression, and how challenging oppression causes unhappiness. Reading novels and films including Mrs. Dalloway, The Well of Loneliness, Bend It Like Beckham, and Children of Men, Ahmed considers the plight of the figures who challenge and are challenged by the attribution of happiness to particular objects or social ideals: the feminist killjoy, the unhappy queer, the angry black woman, and the melancholic migrant. Through her readings she raises critical questions about the moral order imposed by the injunction to be happy.
As temporary guardian of her sister's two children, big-city magazine columnist Jenna Gardner is forced to face her past. She isn't in Mirror Lake for long before she realizes that everything has changed. And it's not her past throwing her off-kilter now-it's handsome next-door neighbor, Dev McGuire. Though Dev gets under her skin, he quickly proves himself an excellent father figure for the children. Soon he's encouraging Jenna to believe in second chances. But it'll take a leap of faith to believe that her future just might be in Mirror Lake after all.
Hidden in the foothills of a bucolic landscape lies the charming village of Lumby and its quirky inhabitants. <P><P> The town mascot, Hank, a pink flamingo who thinks he's a bald eagle, came to Lumby long ago because of its mountains, while others still come for the promise of a brand new start. But what happens when the town's warm welcome turns cool? At Montis Inn, the success of Pam Walker's on-location restaurant is leaving her overworked and frazzled, while her husband Mark's fascination with Internet auctions leads to some outlandish purchases, one of which requires military clearance. Meanwhile, Lumby's only veterinarian, Dr. Ellen Campbell, has decided to sell her business, and the townsfolk are in full panic mode. Who will tell blind Jeremiah that his old horse Isabella is eating rabbit feed, and who will help little Timmy convince his parents that a puppy is the perfect pet? When animal doctor Tom Candor arrives in Lumby, he seems the answer to everyone's prayers. But some residents are not so trusting of the shy, pensive vet, especially newspaper owner Dennis Beezer, who is determined to expose Tom's secrets. The repercussions lead to an unpredictable, over-the-top adventure, and a heartfelt lesson the people of Lumby won't soon forget. . . .
In the second novel in USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans's sexy new Disgraced Lords series, two very independent souls find themselves fighting to resist a deepening passion. When Beatrice Hennessey sets out to confront Lord Coldhurst, the notorious rogue who killed her brother in a duel, her intent is to save her family from destitution. She's determined to blackmail the man into a loveless marriage. She'll make the wealthy Lord Coldhurst pay for the rest of his life. But while greeting his ship, Beatrice takes a tumble into the Thames--only to be fished out by a pair of strong masculine arms that tempt her to stay locked in their heated embrace forever. That is, until she realizes those arms belong to Sebastian Hawkestone, Lord Coldhurst himself. The little drowned mermaid has an interesting proposition indeed; one that Sebastian is surprised to find quite agreeable. Although he's had women more beautiful, she is pleasing to the eye, and besides, it's time he fathered an heir. Beatrice promises to be the ideal wife; a woman who hates him with an all-consuming passion is far too sensible to expect romance. However, it isn't long before Sebastian's plan for a marriage of convenience unravels, and he's caught up in the exhilarating undertow of seduction.Praise for A Promise of More "Bronwen's historical romances always make the top of my reading list!"--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jen McLaughlin"A page-turning, sensual adventure."--New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle"Evans pulls the reader into the story and holds them there long after the last page. I can hardly wait to see what's next in this fast-paced, drama-filled [series]. . . . A must read!"--My Book Addiction Reviews"Five out of five stars . . . I just loved this second book in The Disgraced Lords series. I was hooked from the first chapter."--Laura Tague"There is immense power in loving and forgiving someone. Ms. Evans demonstrates that more than once in Sebastian and Beatrice's relationship."--Written Love "This historical has a great setup."--Red Hot Books Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
In the second novel in Bronwen Evans's sexy new Disgraced Lords series, two very independent souls find themselves fighting to resist a deepening passion. When Beatrice Hennessey sets out to confront Lord Coldhurst, the notorious rogue who killed her brother in a duel, her intent is to save her family from destitution. She's determined to blackmail the man into a loveless marriage. She'll make the wealthy Lord Coldhurst pay for the rest of his life. But while greeting his ship, Beatrice takes a tumble into the Thames--only to be fished out by a pair of strong masculine arms that tempt her to stay locked in their heated embrace forever. That is, until she realizes those arms belong to Sebastian Hawkestone, Lord Coldhurst himself. The little drowned mermaid has an interesting proposition indeed; one that Sebastian is surprised to find quite agreeable. Although he's had women more beautiful, she is pleasing to the eye, and besides, it's time he fathered an heir. Beatrice promises to be the ideal wife; a woman who hates him with an all-consuming passion is far too sensible to expect romance. However, it isn't long before Sebastian's plan for a marriage of convenience unravels, and he's caught up in the exhilarating undertow of seduction.Advance praise for A Promise of More "Bronwen's historical romances always make the top of my reading list!"--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jen McLaughlin"A page-turning, sensual adventure."--New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle"Evans pulls the reader into the story and holds them there long after the last page. I can hardly wait to see what's next in this fast-paced, drama-filled [series]. . . . A must read!"--My Book Addiction Reviews"Five out of five stars . . . I just loved this second book in The Disgraced Lords series. I was hooked from the first chapter."--Laura Tague Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
A teen who is half-god, half-human must own her power whether she likes it or not in this snappy, snarky novel with a serving of smoldering romance.Zephyr Mourning has never been very good at being a Harpy. She'd rather watch reality TV than learn forty-seven ways to kill a man, and she pretty much sucks at wielding magic. Zephyr was ready for a future pretending to be a normal human instead of a half-god assassin. But all that changed when her sister was murdered--and Zephyr used a forbidden dark power to save herself from the same fate. On the run from a punishment worse than death, an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend upends Zephyr's world--and not only because her old friend has grown surprisingly, extremely hot. It seems that Zephyr might just be the Nyx, a dark goddess that is prophesied to shift the power balance: for hundreds of years the half-gods have lived in fear, and Zephyr is supposed to change that. But how is she supposed to save everyone else when she can barely take care of herself?
Elle is brain dead, and shattered husband Matt is about to pull the plug when he learns that she is pregnant. But Matts own mother is ready to take him to court to assure that Elle is removed from life support, which she insists Elle would have wanted. Great book club choice; with a 100,000-copy first printing.
Following his remarkable exegesis on the first and second periods of Jesus' genealogy, the best-selling author Rev. Abraham Park, in the fifth installment of the History of Redemption series, covers the third and final period, which spans the fourteen generations from then Babylonian exile to Jesus Christ. With some amazing charts and historical insights, this book sheds light upon the labyrinth-like history of the 600 years before Jesus' birth. Throughout the book, the author's underlying thesis is quite evident; world history does not flow autonomously apart from God's redemptive history. God is sovereign over all history; the rise and fall of nations, kingdoms, and empires occur all according to God's eternal decrees and providence. This is why we can be assured that The Promise of the Eternal Covenant will certainly be fulfilled.
Storm Kennedy couldn't believe her bad luck! With six million fertile acres open to settlers in the Oklahoma Territory, she lost her claim to the Sioux she held responsible for her young husband's death. And the only way Storm could ever win it back was by marrying virile Grady Stryker and raising his motherless son. No spineless Sooner, Storm agreed to Stryker's terms, then denied him access to her last asset--the lush body Grady thought was his for the taking, But the more Storm fought him, the harder Grady worked to sow the seeds of a desire that promised a bountiful love.
Addie's father promised that she would learn to read and write her name. But when he doesn't return from the Civil War, it seems as if Addie's dreams might be lost with him. The war has been hard on the whole country, but it has devastated the South. It is a struggle for Addie's mother to find food for her children. Finding the money for desks and books for their education seems impossible, and she tells them that they'll have to wait. But Addie doesn't want to wait. She pleads with her mother to help find a way to make good on her father's promise. So Addie's mother uses her skill to craft a beautiful quilt which, with the help of a friend in the North who can auction it for them, will pay for the new school supplies. But not before Addie must decide to sacrifice something she treasures for something she so longs for. A poignant Civil War tale told from the Southern perspective, Addie's story is sure to make its mark on the hearts and minds of all who understand and share her thirst for knowledge and self-realization.
New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer offers a story about falling in love, and finding the courage to follow your dreams... <P> Lee Walker knows it won't be easy to start a new life in a new city. But she is on a mission: to prove to everyone, and to herself, that she can make it here, working in the masculine world of the construction industry. When contracting rival Sam Brown offers her a job, Lee is stunned and a little wary. Sam's motives seem honorable enough, even if he doesn't see her in a strictly professional light. In fact, Sam sees her as the woman she's always hoped to be--smart, capable, warm, funny and sexy. Before she knows it, Lee is falling head over heels for her boss. But part of her is sure that telling Sam about her past would have him backing away, fast. Now she must choose between protecting her bruised and battered heart--or trusting it to a man whose quiet strength just might heal it...
After the pioneers described in The National Dream, The Last Spike and Klondike came the settlers -- a million people who filled a thousand miles of prairie in a single generation.