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Hope Logan wanted only two things for Christmas-her husband, Drake, And The child he refused to give her. Drake had made it plain he had no desire to be a father. . . and it seemed his desire for Hope had disappeared as well. Drake Logan didn't mind taking risks-but not with his wife. Their one shot at being parents had ended in disaster. He'd almost lost Hope then. . . and now it looked as if he was going to lose her anyway. Then came Stevie . . . . When Drake's young nephew arrived For The holidays, everything changed. Suddenly they seemed like a family-and they acted like it, too! Only, Stevie couldn't stay forever. And Hope and Drake had to decide if they loved each other enough to try again. . . or if their happiness would be Just for Christmas.
When Lily Sanderson decided to remain Crown Princess Waterlily of the mer kingdom of Thalassinia, she knew she couldn't just coast along in the current. But since she's spent the last couple of years on land, Lily's not sure she has the fins to lead a kingdom. Even her maddeningly pretentious cousin Dosinia seems to know more about ruling than she does. But Lily has to dive in deep to keep her promise to Tellin, her mer bond in name only, who tells her his kingdom is suffering in the changing ocean climate. Lily knows this is a seven seas-sized problem. They'll need to create some serious waves to make the mer community aware and get it to join together to make things right. Lily has to lead the way, even if that means facing one of the iciest queens in the mer kingdoms. Just when Lily thinks her double life on land and sea can't get any more complicated, an ancient mer law might separate Lily and her human boyfriend, Quince, after all. It feels as if the pair is up against a solid tsunami wave! In this third installment in the series that began with Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever, Lily will have to find a way to balance safety and justice for the mer people and for the humans she loves.
In a narrative that zips along with the speed of e-mail, Torvalds gives a history of his renegade software while candidly revealing the quirky mind of a genius.
The secrets they keep are priceless. Under cover of darkness, they will steal something more precious... Beneath the sparkling façade of wealth and elegance, Jules Habsburg is living a nightmare--blackmailed into marriage by the unscrupulous robber baron Dominic DeRohan, the same man who gunned down her lover. Until the night she awakens to find a stranger in her bedroom--the notorious cat burglar known to Cote d'Azur as the Panther. Her blood pounding, she recognizes in him the one man strong enough to free her from the sadistic shackles of her husband... But the Panther is not one to be manipulated, even by a woman whose provocative beauty is matched only by her determination. Now, in the hedonistic playground of artists, actors, and aristocrats, Jules is losing her closely guarded heart to a man without identity. As forbidden passion deepens to love, is there even more danger for her in an alliance with a seductive man whose secrets could destroy them both?
An insatiable attraction heats to the boiling point in this steamy book set in the shore town of Sea Breeze from the author of the white-hot The Vincent Boys.Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harbored a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can't resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too. No one wants wants them to be together. Not Amanda's brother Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston's buddies. They know way too much about Preston's dark side. Even Preston realizes he's not good enough for someone like her. But Amanda believes there is more to Preston than his bad boy persona, and she is determined to unearth what he's hiding behind his seductive blue eyes--secrets that could explain his actions. Secrets Amanda might not be able to forgive. Yet the dangerous attraction persists...and neither Preston nor Amanda is going to deny it.
An insatiable attraction heats to the boiling point in this brand-new book set in the shore town of Sea Breeze, from bestselling author Abbi Glines.Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harbored a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can't resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too. No one wants wants them to be be together. Not Amanda's brother Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston's buddies. They know way too much about Preston's dark side. Yet the dangerous attraction is there...and neither Preston nor Amanda are going to deny it.
This artistic 4-color book will speak to the heart by combining the incredible images of The Visual Bible and the dynamic text of He Chose the Nails. Welcome the unmistakable power of the cross into your home as a witnessing tool, a conversation starter or simply a reminder of Christ's eternal sacrifice.
In this hilarious picture book, which includes picture descriptions, Little Critter plans to help his Mom. He meant to fix breakfast ... He tried to mop the floor ... and he might have gotten his bath had the storm not come! Little Critter ends his day perfectly, though. Other books by Mercer Mayer are available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
An esteemed philosopher offers a vision for the central role of one of our most cherished--and controversial--ideas. In this rigorous distillation of his political philosophy, Philip Pettit, author of the landmark work Republicanism, champions a simple standard for our most complex political judgments, offering a challenging ideal that nevertheless holds out a real prospect for social and democratic progress. Whereas many thinkers define freedom as the absence of interference--we are left alone to do as we please--Pettit demands that in their basic life choices free persons should not even be subject to a power of interference on the part of others. This notion of freedom as non-domination offers a yardstick for gauging social and democratic progress and provides a simple, unifying standard for analyzing our most entangled political quandaries. Pettit reaffirms the ideal, already present in the Roman Republic, of a free citizenry who enjoy equal status with one another, being individually protected by a law that they together control. After sketching a fresh history of freedom, he turns to the implications of the ideal for social, democratic, and international justice. Should the state erect systems for delivering mandatory healthcare coverage to its citizens? Should voting be a citizen's only means of influencing political leaders? Are the demands of the United Nations to be heeded when they betray the sovereignty of the state? Pettit shows how these and other questions should be resolved within a civic republican perspective. Concise and elegant in its rhetoric and ultimately radical in its reimagining of our social arrangements, Just Freedom is neither a theoretical treatise nor a practical manifesto, but rather an ardent attempt to elaborate the demands of freedom and justice in our time.
Bonfires, pep assemblies, and football: Spirit week has kicked into high gear at Clearwater Crossing High! All Nicole can think about is getting Jesse to take her to the homecoming dance, but he's not in a partying mood. Nothing matters now that he's off the Wildcats.... Everything matters to Jenna these days. Dealing with her sisters, earning good grades, getting over Miguel...more than ever, Jenna needs a friend she can count on. She needs Peter. But has her best friend in the world found someone he likes better? Ben is on a mission--to fit in! He thought being part of Eight Prime would solve all his problems, but he's still invisible at school, and his new friends don't really seem to accept him. Then Ben hits on a plan. If everything goes right, he'll be the toast of CCHS....
After two pressure-filled, life-changing years of professional exhaustion and personal turmoil, Anne Graham Lotz found herself with only one heart-cry, "Please, just give me Jesus." In this faith-inspiring book, she stares intently at the realities of life with her Savior. To those needing a fresh start, to those still searching for happiness, to those in need of forgiveness, to the suffering and the self-righteous alike, Jesus was, is, and will always be the answer.
When Little Critter goes to the dentist, he has some unusual experiences. He sees a girl with wires all over her teeth; he sits in a chair that reminds him of a spaceship; and a grown-up asks him to spit! An excellent book for parents and children to read together before a first trip to the dentist.
In this seventh installment in the Just Grace series, any day now Grace's best friend in the whole world, Mimi, is going to be getting a brand-new sister. Grace is really excited, plus nervous, plus worried, plus happy all mixed together. But both Grace and Mimi are in for a surprise when they find out that Mimi's family is not adopting a brand-new sister--and instead she is getting a brand-new brother. (Oh, brother!) And to heighten the excitement even further, Grace is in for another big surprise!
Fresh, innovative, and loaded with laugh-out-loud wit and humor, Just Grace is a seriesthat stands out from the pack, just like Grace herself. Author Charise Harper weavestogether distinctive, quirky illustrations and vibrant characters in fast-paced stories thatcapture familiar school and family situations that every young girl can relate to in a trulyauthentic voice. Artist, comedian, animal-lover, environmentalist, cook, sister, good friend--Grace is the quintessential 3rd grader... just a little bit... different.In this eighth addition to the series--Grace has major problems. Her neighbor isgetting married and she has to get over her disappointment at not being chosen for aflower girl, not to mention figure out what to give as a wedding present! But with a touchof girl power, Grace musters up a fantastic idea that takes a lot of planning and a littlehelp from all of her friends; her dog, Mr. Scruffers; and Crinkles the cat. Will her plan gooff without a hitch on wedding day?
After reading this new book about Just Grace you will know how to . . . 1. turn your favorite potato chips into a tasty chipwich.2. draw and fold up your very own zine, which is a cool little book made from only one piece of paper.3. look for and use the special powers of the wish chip. This book will not help you know how to . . . 1. do fancy hairstyles for your cat.2. make a flower garden in your room.3. bake a four- or even five-layer cake. But this book might make you feel a little bit hungry, and if it does, then you will know you are having a "snack attack" just like Grace! Move over Judy Moody, Amber Brown and Clementine, there's a new spunky third grader on the block! Learn more about Just Grace at www.justgracebooks.com This book features a teaser chapter from Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power.
Put on your pajamas and bring your sleeping bag--it's time for Just Grace to go to a super sleepover! Birthdays and sleepovers are always super fun, but there's just one thing that keeps Just Grace from getting super excited about this sleepover. Book eleven in the Just Grace series continues the illustrated adventures of the beloved third-grader Just Grace, who has been praised by the Horn Book for having a voice that is "consistently funny, frank, and believable." The familiar school, friendship, and family situations in these books resonate with Grace's audience and keep them "speed[ing] through this latest and look[ing] forward eagerly to the next."
In this sixth installment in the Just Grace series, Grace and Mimi have a secret . . . Mimi is going to be a big sister. Then when Lily, a visiting four year old, turns into the Terrible Tutu, Grace can't escape her, and Mimi can't wait to be with her. Using all her empathy powers Grace shows Lily and Mimi the creative path towards a new friendship.
It's time for the school fair, and Just Grace's class has chosen a cupcake theme. But the fair's highlight, a cupcake competition, causes quite a stir when Grace gets paired with dreadful Owen 1 and not with her best pal, Mimi. Grace is devastated. And just when she thinks things can't get worse, her team votes down her idea to build a cupcake Eiffel Tower in favor of building Spiderman. It's a challenging time for Grace. Will she be able to overcome her disappointment and lead her team onward? Will Grace's team ever figure out how to make a Spiderman out of cupcakes? Visit Just Grace's website at www.justgracebooks.com to find all sorts of fun things, including videos, quizzes, and information about all the Just Grace books.
In a starred review, Booklist called the Just Grace series "hilarious" and said, "Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book." Grace is a curious and well-meaning third-grader who occasionally gets into a little bit of trouble. This time, her class is putting on a play, and Grace is determined to be the star! But things don't work out quite like she planned, and Marta gets the role. Grace is jealous at first, but soon realizes there's more than one way to shine on stage. This is an act that fans of Judy Moody and Clementine surely won't want to miss!
A timeless children's classic by best-selling author, Max Lucado, that reinforces the love of a parent. There are certain words that every child longs to hear . . . affirmation of unconditional love, promises of support, and words of encouragement. Just in Case You Ever Wonder wraps your children in its tender message of love, comfort, and protection, showing them that as they grow and change, you'll always be there for them--whether it's "monsters in the closet" or hard times when other kids are mean. Beloved author, Max Lucado, helps express unconditional love for a child--simply, powerfully, and forever.
Everything about going to visit the Harpers Ferry Civil War Museum is mysterious: the war-torn uniforms, the guns, the battlefield photographs. Then Michael and Derek are invited by the strange museum director to "play a game," and before they know it, they're walking through a door straight into 1862. It's only the beginning as they are whisked by carriage to the battlefields at nearby Antietam only days after the battle. There, assisting a Civil War photographer, they see for themselves battlefield after battlefield, finally coming face-to-face with Abraham Lincoln himself. And they begin to wonder--is this a game after all? Once again, beloved storyteller Patricia Polacco brings history to vibrant life, this time a pivotal moment of the entire Civil War. Readers will be intrigued by the time-travel mystery and the idea that museums just might be a doorway into actual history.
Sometimes your past is the only link to your future. After a rejuvenating trip to Ireland, Avery Marks can't help her frustration with the pace of her life in Alaska. Back in the small town of Indigo--where everyone knows everyone else's business--Avery dreams of a bigger life. But with her ex-boyfriend back in town, it's hard to get the past out of her head. Drafted by the NHL right out of high school, Roman Forsyth left behind the love of his life to follow his pro career. With an injury sidelining him, Roman isn't sure how much longer he'll be at the top of his game. He is sure that he wants Avery just as much as he ever did. While Roman wants a chance to make things right, Avery isn't sure she can just forgive and forget. But when their long-buried passion sizzles back to life, they need to escape the watchful eyes of the rest of the town long enough to figure out if it's any harder to stay together than it's been to stay apart ...
Offering prayer is one of the most important parts of a pastor's hospital ministry. These prayers connect persons with the power of God, remind persons who they are as children of God, and sometimes put into words deep experiences of suffering, grief, and pain. These prayers are offered especially for difficult times when you may not be sure how to pray or what to pray for. Also related Bible verses are printed in full.The Just in Time! Series offers brief, practical resources of immediate help for pastors at an affordable price.Included are prayers related to illness or surgery.Prayers for persons facing surgery, post surgery that was successful, post surgery that was not successful, anticipating bad news, diagnosed with a serious progressive illness, recovering from heart surgery, suffering from a stroke, dealing with cancer, coping with breast cancer, undergoing chemotherapy, suffering from addiction, unable to be diagnosed with the source of illness, needing a transplant and waiting for an organ, in chronic painPrayers related to children and youth: Celebrating the birth of a child, mourning a miscarriage, grieving the loss of a baby near birth, mother choosing adoption for her newborn, adoptive parents receiving their child, pre-mature infant, baby who is hospitalized, child who is hospitalized, youth hospitalized for drug treatment afraid to face parents, youth who most likely will not recoverPrayers related to dying and death: For someone longing to die, prognosis that is not positive, does not have long to live, when death is imminent, prayer over a stillborn infant, for family members who were unable to say goodbye to loved, one before death, for surviving family who lost loved ones in the same accident, for family whose loss was due to suicidePrayers related to accident or violence: Injured due to street violence, injured due to natural disaster, rape victim, victim of domestic violence, injury due to warPrayers related to: New immigrant who has fallen ill, recent refugee, college student, suffering depression, patient who also has Alzheimer's, enduring painful rehabilitation, facing a long recovery, farmer anxious about crops and/or animals, hospitalized while incarcerated, someone unconscious, developmentally disabled patient, attempted suicide (prayer with family present), psychotic patient, worrying over child deployed in the military, worried about paying for the hospital bill, wanting to go home but cannot, wanting prayer for family members, feels guilty about surviving an accident, grieving friends who died in the same accidentSara Webb Phillips is a United Methodist Pastor and Editor of Homily Service. She currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.
Part of a pastor's role in the community is to pray publicly. The pastor is often the official "pray-er" at all kinds of community events--the high school football game, the opening of the new grocery store, the county school board meeting, kindergarten graduation--to name a few. But the pastor must also pray knowing that there are believers (of many persuasions) and non-believers present. This book will contain sample prayers for many civic functions that can be used with little modification. Belton Joyner is a retired United Methodist pastor and author of Being Methodist in the Bible Belt: A Theological Survival Guide for Youth, Parents, and Other Confused Methodists
At what price does independence come? Lady Jane Prentice, orphaned daughter of an English earl, arrives in Charlestown, South Carolina, in 1776, and finds herself plunged into the middle of a heated war--a war not only between her former country and her new home, but also between the members of her own family, whose loyalties are strongly divided in America's fight for freedom. Torn by family responsibilities, the brutality of war, a secret romance, and her own growing need for independence, Jane is forced to adopt many roles, until she finds the courage to become the person she wants to be: just Jane.
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