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Dr. Glen Griffin knows that parents want their children to make good choices so that they will be happy and successful. But in a world where values have been put aside, this has become increasingly difficult. Besides the challenges parents have always had, children and teenagers today are coached daily to defy parents and society. Children are taught to want instant gratification, and the media convey this message through distorted portrayals of life in television shows and videos. Most parents try very hard. Many do an amazing job even though they struggle along, often making the same mistakes their parents made.
Bad boy Jack Stillman loves a challenge--and sexy workaholic Alexandria Tremont is turning out to be a big one! Still, he's sure that one dose of the Stillman charm will have Alex out of the office--and into his bed! Alex Tremont has never met anybody so infuriating, so stubborn--so outrageously irresistible--as Jack Stillman. But with her career on the line, not to mention a fiance pushing to set the date, Alex really shouldn't be appreciating Jack's antics, in the boardroom or in the bedroom. Then again, she'd had no idea how closely they'd be working...But could she trust her sexy rebel not to sweet-talk his way out of her life as easily as he'd charmed his way into it?
Dane Prescott was charming, gallant, a man of mystery and shadows whose smile could make a woman forget her name! Jennifer Chantry was terrified when he caught her with a pilfered diamond bracelet, stunned when he kissed her breathless, and delighted when he helped her escape with her prize! But when her dashing hero turned out to be a professional gambler, she had to resist him. Her father had lost 'Belle Retour, their beautiful old home, in a poker game--how could she risk loving another man who might cost her everything? Until now she'd never been tempted to stray from safe byways...but the promises in Dane's eyes filled her with wild yearning for passion and danger. Dane knew the odds were against Jenny loving him, but he'd dare hell to risk heaven in his lady's arms. He'd never bet everything before, but the, stakes were so high. Could he make her believe that man of honor would never gamble with her heart?
Amanda Lemmon and Alyssa Callaway don't know each other. But when they meet, they are in for the weirdest surprise! They look exactly alike! But that's not all they have in common! Each girl has a really big wish. Amanda is an orphan. She wishes more than anything that she had a mom and a dad. Alyssa is a rich girl. She has a dad. but she wishes he would spend more time with her. Can Amanda and Alyssa come up with the perfect plan to make their wishes come true?
He barely survived the war, but he's ready to throw himself back into the ballroom's line of fire Though he lost the use of an arm in the Napoleonic Wars, Henry Middlebrook returns to London society and begins an ambitious courtship with the ton's reigning beauty. When he experiences limited success, he decides to ask for assistance from the beauty's companion, Frances Whittier. A soldier's widow with a murky past, Frances admires Henry's courage and sends him a secret letter. But he thinks the letter is from her mistress, and Frances must correct his mistake if she wants to engage his heart.
It Was Good builds on the foundation laid in other books that have explored the validity of a Christian's calling to and involvement in the arts. This collection of essays takes the next step in discussing the artist's calling. Understanding that faith in God impacts every area of life, It Was Good explores various issues related to making art from the unique perspective of a believer in Christ.
In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths. Now, picking up where he left off, Fulghum turns our eyes to show-and-tell, weddings, his own ten commandments, and more insightful and unique observations on what our world is and was. . . . From the Paperback edition.
The most distracting boss of all...For driven businessman Luke Savage success is the only option. So when gorgeous marketing intern Jess Sherwood waltzes into his office and casually informs him that his newly inherited vineyard has an image problem he's outraged! She's naive, overly ambitious, a know-it-all... And all Luke can do to stop her talking is kiss her senseless.Eight years later the vineyard needs a boost-and Luke needs a hip new marketing strategy to save it. Jess may drive him crazy but she's the right woman for the job. Their only problem is how to keep their minds on work and off that kiss!
From the book: On March 20, 1994, the day Lewis Grizzard died-America lost an important and opinionated and angry and loving and controversial voice. Worst of all, it lost a funny voice, a voice that saw the absurd and hilarious side of everyday life-from the battle between the sexes to the hypocrisy of political blather to the all important differences between good ol' Georgia bulldog-rooting Southerners and Harvard-attending Yankees. If Lewis Grizzard fought for anything, he fought for Americans to keep their sence of humor. He railed against political correctness-largely because it is nearly impossible to smile and to be politically correct. He ranted and raved against what he called the Thought Police-because it is surely not possible to laugh when someone is telling you what to think and how to act. There have been few writers whose points of biew were as personal and as direct as Lewis's.. Yet, there are few writers who have been as misunderstood as Lewis was. Yes, he was fierce in his beliefs, but Lewis didn't care if you shared his opinions. He was more interested in making his readers think. Or shaking them up. Or just plain getting them teed off. If he had to express an outrageous opinion to do so, so be it. It Wasn't Always Easy, but I Sure Had Fun, is a book of outrageous opinions, in fact it's full of Lewis Grizzard's most outrageous opinions. It is the book Lewis was working on when he died. It contains what he thought represented the best of the last decade of his writing. Over the years, there was nothing that Lewis shied away from talking-sex, Politics, culture, men, women, mothers, fathers, dogs, honor, racism, the past, the present, or the future. And rarely has there been a writer whose own presence so dominated his writing. So when you're reading this book, you're not just reading what Lewis Grizzard thought, you're reading what Lewis Grizzard was. As Lewis final word, It Wasn't Always Easy but I sure Had Fun is a fitting tribute. And yes, Lewis, we do promise that even without you to remind us, we will somehow manage to ignore the Thought Police and keep on laughing. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available from Bookshare.
It Worked for Me is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary public service career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. At its heart are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"--notes he gathered over the years and that now form the basis of his leadership presentations given throughout the world. Powell's short but sweet rules--among them, "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit"--are illustrated by revealing personal stories that introduce and expand upon his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others. In work and in life, Powell writes, "it's about how we touch and are touched by the people we meet. It's all about the people." A natural storyteller, Powell offers warm and engaging parables with wise advice on succeeding in the workplace and beyond. "Trust your people," he counsels as he delegates presidential briefing responsibilities to two junior State Department desk officers. "Do your best--someone is watching," he advises those just starting out, recalling his own teenage summer job mopping floors in a soda-bottling factory. Powell combines the insights he has gained serving in the top ranks of the military and in four presidential administrations with the lessons he's learned from his immigrant-family upbringing in the Bronx, his training in the ROTC, and his growth as an Army officer. The result is a powerful portrait of a leader who is reflective, self-effacing, and grateful for the contributions of everyone he works with. Colin Powell's It Worked for Me is bound to inspire, move, and surprise readers. Thoughtful and revealing, it is a brilliant and original blueprint for leadership.
Who can resist bruschetta rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, almond-studded biscotti dipped in coffee or wine, and, of course, a thin-crusted pizza with fresh, sweet tomatoes and tangy mozzarella? These Italian classics that Americans know and love are just the beginning; there are a wealth of other equally delicious breads and sweets waiting to be discovered. In this groundbreaking classic--now thoroughly updated for today's modern kitchen--Carol Field introduces artisanal doughs and techniques used by generations of Italian bakers. Every city and hill town has its own unique baking traditions, and Field spent more than two years traversing Italy to capture the regional and local specialties, adapting them through rigorous testing in her own kitchen. Field's authentic recipes are a revelation for anyone seeking the true Italian experience. Here's a chance to make golden Altamura bread from Puglia, chewy porous loaves from Como, rosemary bread sprinkled with coarse sea salt, dark ryes from the north, simple breads studded with toasted walnuts, succulent fig bread, and Sicilian loaves topped with sesame seeds. The Italian Baker is the only comprehensive book, in English or Italian, to cover the entire range of Italian baking, from breadsticks and cornetti to focaccia, tarts, cakes, and pastries. There is even a chapter on using leftover bread--with recipes ranging from hearty Tuscan bread soup to a cinnamon and lemon-scented bread pudding. Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for best baking book, The Italian Baker was also named to the James Beard Baker's Dozen list of thirteen indispensable baking books of all time. It has inspired countless professionals and home cooks alike. This latest edition, updated for a new generation of home bakers, has added four-color photography throughout, plus new recipes, ingredients and equipment sections, source guides, and weights. One of the most revered baking books of all time, The Italian Baker is a landmark work that continues to be a must for every serious baker.
Ruthless and passionate! Guido Barberi hasn't set eyes on his ex-wife since she left him--taking with her a quarter of a million dollars! But he's determined to have his revenge by bedding her once more. Innocent and alluring! Sara is shocked that Guido is even more attractive and dangerous than ever. Despite her hatred of him, she desires him twice as much. But if she surrenders to his skillful seduction, she'll be at his mercy night and day. . . .
After Charlie was seduced by gorgeous Riccardo di Napoli, she was shocked to find he was from an elite Italian family and was one of the country's wealthiest businessmen. Knowing the powerful tycoon could never love an ordinary English girl, Charlie fled, taking her precious secret with her. Now Riccardo wanted Charlie in his bed once more! But Charlie was wary. She knew that once Riccardo discovered the truth, he would claim her child as his own. . . and Charlie as his convenient wife!
The Blackshirt legions were raised under army control from 1928, and were employed in 1933 in Libya in counterinsurgency operations against the Senussi tribes; from 1935 in Italy's war against Ethiopia; and during the Spanish Civil War. Following the outbreak of World War II, the Blackshirts fought in North Africa, Greece, Croatia, on the Eastern Front and finally in Italy itself following the Allied invasion.This book documents the experiences of the Italian armed Fascist militia, the Camicie Nere (Blackshirts), from the Italian-Ethiopian war (1935-1936), through the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) to the end of World War II (1939-1945). It explores their origins, development, recruitment, training, conditions of service, uniforms and equipment, battle experience, political and ideological motivation.
Katie Bannister is prim, perky and petite. Worlds apart from her boss, the dangerous, daring and devilishly handsome Rigo Ruggiero. When she steps into his jet-set world, Katie's sensible brown shoes suddenly seem very out of place. And as Rigo's assistant there's no desk to hide behind. . . . When she accompanies the magnificent Italian to his newly inherited Tuscan palazzo, Katie witnesses the wolf entering his lair. Finally Rigo has come home--and he's ready to undo Miss Prim's buttons!
Her first assignment is. . . to sleep with her boss! A misunderstanding leads Pippa Stevenson into Andreo D'Alessio's bed. He is a fabulous lover, but all the same, Pippa is overcome with shame because he's her boss! However,now Andreo has decided that he wants Pippa all to himself, in the boardroom and the bedroom! But business and pleasure are a tricky mix, and soon Andreo needs to find a way to persuade Pippa to accept his new proposition--to promote her from mistress to wife!
At his company's masked ball, Italian tycoon Damien DeLuca entices a veiled beauty into the boardroom - and their evening culminates in an explosive encounter! Marketing executive Philly Summers can't believe she's just shared a night of passion with her gorgeous boss! But she's determined to keep her real identity a secret.... ...until she discovers she's carrying Damien's child.
Lawrence Bennett provides a comprehensive study of the rich repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. The cantata became a form of elite entertainment composed to amuse listeners during banquets or pay homage to members of the royal family during special occasions. Concentrating on Baroque cantatas composed in the Habsburg court, Bennett draws extensively on primary source material to explore the stylistic changes that occurred within the genre in the generations before Haydn and Mozart.
From the book: you dream of Italy-and who does not?-be prepared to fall in love with this extraordinary cookbook. Written by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, author of The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia- Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food (winner of both the James Beard and Julia Child/ IACP Cookbook-of-the-Year Awards), [also available from Bookshare] it is every bit the equal of its celebrated predecessor. Read its exuberant pages, eat its lusty dishes, and you enter a landscape vibrant with rural life. You are one with the terrain. In some sense, you are home. That, of course, is the miracle of Italy-no matter where we come from, we want to be a part of it. And the miracle of The Italian Country Table is its ability to take us there. And what a journey! You will never be as impatient to get into your kitchen as when you are planning a meal from this book. Two hundred recipes, personally collected from home cooks throughout the length and breadth of Italy, will keep calling you back. Who could resist the"Gatto"di Patate, a mashed- potato "lasagne" from the Neapolitan countryside? Or a Tuscan Mountain Supper of warm beans tossed with an herbed tomato sauce and eaten with tart greens? Or Pasta of the Grape Harvest, a Sicilian dish of grapes, red wine, orange zest, spices, pistachios and linguine? Or Chocolate Polenta Pudding Cake? Kasper, host of Public Radio's The Splendid Table, is a master teacher who thinks about cooking in a way that is radically distinctive. Her chapter on tomatoes and tomato sauces, a treasure by itself, will change the way you think about them-and cook them-forever. Her guide to buying and saucing pasta contains more useful facts than many books that devote themselves to pasta exclusively. Kasper, the grandchild of Italian immigrants, describes herself as someone with a love of lingering "in places where life changes slowly." This personal book abounds with stories of artisans, farmers and family. It is a portrait of Italian country life. Whether you read The Italian Country Table, cook from it or use it to plan a trip (there is an appendix that lists guest farms, country hotels, restaurants and museums), you have only to turn its pages to be transported to a rustic Italy that few of us know, but all of us long for.
Italy, the country with a hundred cities and a thousand bell towers, is also the country with a hundred cuisines and a thousand recipes. Its great variety of culinary practices reflects a history long dominated by regionalism and political division, and has led to the common conception of Italian food as a mosaic of regional customs rather than a single tradition. Nonetheless, this magnificent new book demonstrates the development of a distinctive, unified culinary tradition throughout the Italian peninsula. Alberto Capatti and Massimo Montanari uncover a network of culinary customs, food lore, and cooking practices, dating back as far as the Middle Ages, that are identifiably Italian: o Italians used forks 300 years before other Europeans, possibly because they were needed to handle pasta, which is slippery and dangerously hot. o Italians invented the practice of chilling drinks and may have invented ice cream. o Italian culinary practice influenced the rest of Europe to place more emphasis on vegetables and less on meat. o Salad was a distinctive aspect of the Italian meal as early as the sixteenth century. The authors focus on culinary developments in the late medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, aided by a wealth of cookbooks produced throughout the early modern period. They show how Italy's culinary identities emerged over the course of the centuries through an exchange of information and techniques among geographical regions and social classes. Though temporally, spatially, and socially diverse, these cuisines refer to a common experience that can be described as Italian. Thematically organized around key issues in culinary history and beautifully illustrated, Italian Cuisine is a rich history of the ingredients, dishes, techniques, and social customs behind the Italian food we know and love today.
"Italian Days" is one of the richest and most absorbing travel books written--a journey that traverses the Italian peninsula and immerses readers in a culture which provides the reader with a definition of the good life. "Harrison's wonderful journal will make you update your passport and dream of subletting your job, home, etc. . . . "
Dare Sydney dream of saying I do ? The attraction between A&E doctors Marco Ranieri and Sydney Collins is instantaneous and becomes a magical whirlwind affair, sweeping from London to sun-drenched Italy. It was supposed to be a strictly no-strings-attached affair but one tiny unexpected consequence has changed all the rules. They ve got nine months and counting! but will Marco ever be ready to get down on one knee ?
Anne Casale invites you into her kitchen to share the special secrets behind hundreds of home-style recipes that have been part of her family's heritage for years and years.A second-generation Italian American and the head of her own cooking school, she takes you by the hand and shows you how to make her father's succulent veal roast, her Nonna Louisa's very own homemade pasta, savory soups based on her mother's perfect broth, sumptuous desserts from her pastry-chef father-in-law, and scores of her own wonderful originals. Best of all, she explains the recipes so carefully and clearly that you are sure to start your own new tradition of deliciousItalian Family Cooking-- Clam-Stuffed Mushrooms-- Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fried Mozzarella-- Linguine with Tomato-Garlic Sauce-- Penne with Mushrooms and Prosciutto-- Delectable Five Layer Pasta Pie-- Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Lemon Juice-- Chicken Legs Stuffed with Sausage and Scallions-- Fillets of Sole Florentine-- Mussels with Hot Tomato Sauce-- Zucchini with Roasted Peppers-- Fluffy Potato Pie-- Ricotta Mousse with Raspberry Sauce-- Espresso Cream Tart-- Sicilian Cassata with Chocolate Frosting ...and many more!For beginners and experts alike, here's a cookbook full of old-fashioned warmth, wisdom, and goodness -- updated for you and your kitchen.
"Acutely observed...charmingly old-fashioned."--Los Angeles TimesIn Italian Fever, Valerie Martin redefines the Gothic novel in a compelling tale of one woman's headlong tumble into a mystery, art, and eros.Part romance, part gothic suspense story and wholly entertaining, Italian Fever is the story of the awakening of Lucy Stark, an American pragmatist. Lucy leads a quiet, solitary life working for a best-selling (but remarkably untalented) writer. When he dies at his villa in Tuscany, Lucy flies to Tuscany to settle his affairs. What begins as a grim chore soon threatens Stark's Emersonian self-reliance--and her very sense of what is real. The villa harbors secrets: a missing manuscript, neighbors whose Byzantine arrogance veils their dark past, a phantom whose nocturnal visits tear a gaping hole in Lucy's well-honed skepticism. And to complicate matters: Massimo, a married man whose tender attentions render Lucy breathless. Smart, sophisticated, achingly beautiful, Italian Fever is one of the most original and compelling novels of the year.
Princess Regina Vittorio must soon leave her beloved kingdom of Castelmare and become queen of another realm. Gina has devoted her life to royal duty, but as the day of her arranged wedding approaches, she wants just one moment with the man she loves.... Royal gardener Dizo Fornese has watched Princess Regina blossom like the roses he tends at the palace. He knows she is untouchable, but he has one chance to risk all-and claim his princess bride!
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