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Rocky Mtn. RESCUE ALONE IN A MOUNTAIN BLIZZARD, with her son in the hands of kidnappers, Susan Richardson needed rescuing. But why did her ex-husband, Grant, have to be her rescuer? If only Susan had been more careful, Grant thought. If only Grant hadn't made so many enemies, Susan thought. But the only words they dared to speak were, "It's up to us to save our son." If their instincts were right, the disastrous fire that years ago had raged through Grant's Colorado resort--destroying their dreams and their marriage--was back to haunt them in the form of a kidnapper bent on revenge. Years ago events in these Rocky Mountains had pulled Grant and Susan apart. Now could the mountains bring them--and their family--back together? An icy blizzard rages...and heated passions burn....
From the author of Take Me There, a fast-paced novel in verse about a girl caught between life and death--and the boy who will do anything to save her.Ally is devastated when a scandalous photo of her is texted around school. With her reputation in shambles and her life essentially over, she hides out in a back hallway, trying to figure out where everything went wrong. Elijah has spent time in that hallway too. He landed there after taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills. Now he can see ghosts, and he knows what Ally has yet to suspect--that she's already half dead, and one choice away from never coming back. Elijah has loved Ally for years and would do anything to save her from the in-between place. But if she's going to live, Ally must face her inner demons and find the will to save herself. Told in interwoven verse narratives, this crushingly honest and poetic exploration of pain and redemption will appeal to fans of Ellen Hopkins.
The terrible tragedy Alana Reeves suffered on Wyoming's Broken Mountain has vanished from her memory. Now nothing remains of those six lost days that cost her everything she held dear. But a man has appeared from the shadows of Alana's past -- a rugged outdoorsman who once dwelt in a wounded heart he is now sworn to heal. Like an answered prayer, Rate Winter has come to lead Alana out of the darkness -- and back to the scene of the nightmare she has erased from her mind. Alana must follow him -- for in Rate's powerful arms her fears can be conquered, and through his love hers can be reborn.
It's a race against time for two lovers--star-crossed and desperate--in Shannon K. Butcher's astonishing new romance of electrifying danger and desire.... The last thing Adria expects to find when she arrives at her vacation rental is a man in her front yard--unconscious and stark-naked. But something else sets him apart from most strangers. He is no ordinary man. Toren is new to Earth, framed for a crime he didn't commit, and banished to this planet to serve his sentence. He's desperate to return to his planet, because the magic that is part of him will soon disappear and, along with it, all of his memories. Adria is his only hope to help make his escape for home--and as fate would have it, his reason to stay. Includes a special preview of Shannon K. Butcher's Edge of Sanity.
Extreme Wisdom for Some of Life's Most Extraordinary RelationshipsIf you've ever had a crush on someone, or if you've ever gone on a date, you know that the guy-girl relationship is one of the most exciting, complicated, and distracting relationships there are in life. When you've got your eye on someone special, it's easy to lose sight of other things that really matter to you-friends, family, schoolwork, goals and dreams... even God. But God doesn't want to be kept on the outside. He cares about you and your relationships. In this 31-day devotional--complete with stories about teens like you, questions to make you think, key Scriptures, and room to journal--you'll learn how to make God an important part of your dating experiences and keep him first place in your life, no matter who turns your head or captures your heart.
Young readers are given an emotionally powerful yet accessible introduction to what it is like having a close family member with Alzheimer's disease in this deeply resonant story about the relationship between a girl and her grandmother. Grandma's whole family is concerned as they start to notice that she is becoming more and more forgetful. After they find her wandering the neighborhood, they need to make an important decision on her behalf--that the time has come for her to move out of her house and into an assisted living community where she can have the best care possible.
Gabe Renault doesn't know why he was in a prison camp. He has no memory of the past three years or of the Navy SEAL mission that went wrong. Only two things kept him going: thoughts of his wife and the certainty that he must escape. After Gabe is presumed dead, Helen Renault pulls the tattered pieces of her and her daughter's lives back together. Married young and for all the wrong reasons, she's standing on her own two feet at last;and proud of it. Then comes the biggest shock of all; Gabe returns home. Gone is the distant, secretive husband he once was. This new Gabe is a man she could easily--finally--lose her heart to. But his memory is slowly returning, exposing a trail of government treachery; and jeopardizing his and Helen's second chance at love.
When Far Hills Junior High becomes the subject of a documentary, everyone is star struck--except MadisonMaddie's friends all think her mom has a glamorous job, but Maddie has mixed feelings. She thinks it's neat that her mom makes important movies about things like gorillas and travels to exciting places. But ever since the Big D, her mother works more than ever.When her mom's film crew shows up at Far Hills to document middle school life, everyone wants a piece of the limelight--everyone but Maddie. It's hard having Mom at school--especially when she never has time for Madison at home. Can Maddie remind her mom to make time for her, too?
A cattle drive is no place for a lady in bows and buttons...unless she's in love with a rancher in denim and rawhide. Love sizzles in this Western romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Stef Ann Holm.Newly independent city girl Josephine Whittaker succeeded in heading West, all on her own. But once she set foot in the crude cow town of Sienna, Wyoming, her first inclination was to board the next train back out--and she would have, if she hadn't lost everything she owned. Suddenly, a job as a ranch cook seemed a good idea--at least it was better than making money as a dance-hall girl. It didn't seem that important if she neglected to tell her new boss that she'd never so much as boiled an egg... J.D. McCall knew from the get-go that a pretty lady in the chuck wagon with a bunch of cowboys meant trouble. But he faced mutiny among his ranch hands if he didn't bring home a cook--and she said fried beef was her specialty. How could he know he'd never want to let her go? J.D.'s own mother had abandoned his father and the harsh frontier life to go back East. Loving Josephine was sure to break his heart...unless this lady proved she had grit, gumption, and what it took to be a cattle rancher's wife--his wife.
Willa returns in this new stand-alone novel in the WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER series. Willa returns in this new adventure for the tween set! It is summer on Cape Cod, where Willa Havisham and Joey Kennelly are enjoying their status as most compatible couple. What does the summer hold? New friends, more books, lazy afternoons, and of course Willa will be busy planning more weddings with her mother, Stella Havisham, the Cape's most famous wedding planner to date!
THEIR ELUSIVE ENEMIES TOOK EVERYTHING. NOW THEY WANT MORE. Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man-in his faith, his work, and his family. Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away. His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith. Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends and torment, his hope is dying too. Why had he survived? He'd failed to protect his family. Now, a mysterious woman appears at Crossroads seeking answers and help-a victim who eerily resembles Ben's deceased wife, Susan. A woman robbed of her identity, her life, of everything except her faith-and Susan's necklace. The connections between the two women mount, exceeding coincidence, and to keep the truth hidden, someone is willing to kill. Finding out who and why turns Ben and the mystery woman's situation from dangerous to deadly. Their only hope for survival is to work together, trust each other, and face whatever they discover head on, no matter how painful. But will that be enough to save their lives and heal their tattered hearts?
Radical, creative, often extreme, and incredibly successful management techniques from a leading global entrepreneurWritten from the point of view of someone achieving business success in today's turbulent economy, Forget Strategy. Get Results offers you a fresh way of thinking about successfully managing any sort of business, under any conditions. Controversial, thought-provoking, and entertaining, it delivers TelecityGroup founder and CEO, Michael Tobin's, OBE unconventional approach to management and shares the lessons he's learned on his path to building one of the world's largest data center provider companies. Radical, creative, often extreme, the techniques it describes are the same ones Michael uses every day at TelecityGroup, and with which he has achieved nothing short of awe-inspiring results.Inspiration and practical tips for managers or business leaders who are stuck in a rut and in search of new ways to motivate their teams, make bolder decisions and handle change with more agilityMakes managers at all levels rethink and reassess the way they plan, manage, and deliver vision in their organizationsIdentifies eleven fundamental rules that any manager or leader can adopt at any level in any organizationIdentifies the core characteristics that underpin Michael Tobin's, OBE controversial management philosophy and illustrates how they have been applied with fascinating, often hilarious stories and vignettes
In Forget the Facelift, Dr. Doris J. Day brings her full-service dermatology practice to you. Not only does she provide a skin-care regimen for beautiful, glowing skin and detailed descriptions of all the latest wrinkle erasers and rejuvenating skin treatments, Dr. Day takes caring for your skin a step further. In this book, you'll find recipes for making homemade facial cleansers, masks, and scrubs, as well as menus, recipes, and fitness tips to get you on the road to eating right and exercising for your skin's health. Rounding out Dr. Day's program for ageless skin is a list of skin saboteurs that readers must avoid at all costs in order to keep their skin healthy, as well as tips for improving their overall appearance-including, dress, hair, and makeup suggestions, which will make their skin look even better.
She was NOT married to Joseph Rockwell!Caitlin hadn't even seen him in almost twenty years. He was now a successful Seattle contractor, who happened to be renovating the office where Cait worked as a stockbroker. But one thing hadn't changed-Joe Rockwell was still a terrible tease, telling everyone he an Cait were husband and wife.On, sure, they'd been "married" in a pretend ceremony when she was eight. She wished Joe would stop bringing that up. Couldn't he see he was embarrassing her-especially in front of her boss, Paul? She was in love with Paul.No, Joe insisted, she was in love with him. And on Christmas Day, he proved it....
Georgie's new heart saved her life...but now she's losing her mind. "An eerie mystery wrapped in a heart-wrenching romance--will leave you breathless!" -- Gretchen McNeil, author of TEN and the Don't Get Mad seriesWhen Georgie Kendrick wakes up after a heart transplant she feels...different. The organ beating in her chest isn't in tune with the rest of her body. Like it still belongs to someone else. Someone with terrible memories...memories that are slowly replacing her own. A dark room, a man in the shadows, the sharp taste of adrenaline - these are her donor's final memories. Pieces of a deadly puzzle. And if Georgie doesn't want them to be the last thing she remembers, she has to find out the truth behind her donor's death...before she loses herself completely.Fans of Lisa McMann and April Henry will devour this edgy, gripping thriller with a twist readers won't see coming!
The unexpected and moving story of an American journalist who works to uncover her family's long-buried Jewish ancestry in Spain. Raised a Catholic in California, New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal is shocked when she discovers that her background may actually be connected to conversos in Inquisition-era Spain , Jews who were forced to renounce their faith and convert to Christianity or face torture and death. With vivid childhood memories of Sunday sermons, catechism, and the rosary, Carvajal travels to the south of Spain, to the centuries-old Andalucian town of Arcos de la Frontera, to investigate her lineage and recover her family's original religious heritage. In Arcos, Carvajal is struck by the white pueblo's ancient beauty and the difficulty she encounters in probing the town's own secret history of the Inquisition. She comes to realize that fear remains a legacy of the Inquisition along with the cryptic messages left by its victims. Back at her childhood home in California, Carvajal uncovers papers documenting a family of Carvajals who were burned at the stake in the 16th-century territory of Mexico. Could the author's family history be linked to the hidden history of Arcos? And could the unfortunate Carvajals have been her ancestors?As she strives to find proof that her family had been forced to convert to Christianity six-hundred years ago, Carvajal comes to understand that the past flows like a river through time -and that while the truth might be submerged, it is never truly lost. .
The unexpected and moving story of an American journalist who works to uncover her family's long-buried Jewish ancestry in Spain.Raised a Catholic in California, New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal is shocked when she discovers that her background may actually be connected to conversos in Inquisition-era Spain , Jews who were forced to renounce their faith and convert to Christianity or face torture and death. With vivid childhood memories of Sunday sermons, catechism, and the rosary, Carvajal travels to the south of Spain, to the centuries-old Andalucian town of Arcos de la Frontera, to investigate her lineage and recover her family's original religious heritage.In Arcos, Carvajal is struck by the white pueblo's ancient beauty and the difficulty she encounters in probing the town's own secret history of the Inquisition. She comes to realize that fear remains a legacy of the Inquisition along with the cryptic messages left by its victims. Back at her childhood home in California, Carvajal uncovers papers documenting a family of Carvajals who were burned at the stake in the 16th-century territory of Mexico. Could the author's family history be linked to the hidden history of Arcos? And could the unfortunate Carvajals have been her ancestors?As she strives to find proof that her family had been forced to convert to Christianity six-hundred years ago, Carvajal comes to understand that the past flows like a river through time -and that while the truth might be submerged, it is never truly lost.
Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to contribute to the family finances. By the time she was nineteen, she was living in a trailer park with a baby daughter and holding down two jobs. But rather than succumb to the cycle of poverty that threatened to overwhelm her, Davis managed to attend community college and Texas Christian University, graduate from Harvard Law School, and go on to serve nine years on the Fort Worth City Council. She set her sights on the Texas state senate--and in 2008 defeated a longtime GOP incumbent in a race widely considered one of the biggest recent upsets in Texas politics. But it wasn't until June 2013 that the rest of America was acquainted with the spirited Texas state senator. Davis became an overnight political sensation and a hero to women's rights supporters across the country when she single-handedly filibustered Governor Rick Perry's sweeping bill that aimed to close all but five abortion clinics in her state. During her historic nearly thirteen hours on the floor of the state legislature, Davis wasn't allowed to eat, drink, sit, use the bathroom, speak off topic, or lean against any furniture. When it was over, President Obama tweeted support to his millions of Twitter followers, and Wendy Davis--with her pink sneakers--was suddenly a household name. She is now the first Democrat to make a serious run for governor of Texas in two decades, and her personal story is a testament to the enduring power of the American dream and an inspiration to countless women looking for a way out of desperate circumstances. Told in her own refreshingly forthright voice, Forgetting to be Afraid is the exhilarating and deeply moving story behind one of the nation's brightest young political stars.
Poisoning is a far more serious health problem in the U.S. than has generally been recognized. It is estimated that more than 4 million poisoning episodes occur annually, with approximately 300,000 cases leading to hospitalization. The field of poison prevention provides some of the most celebrated examples of successful public health interventions, yet surprisingly the current poison control “system” is little more than a loose network of poison control centers, poorly integrated into the larger spheres of public health. To increase their effectiveness, efforts to reduce poisoning need to be linked to a national agenda for public health promotion and injury prevention. Forging a Poison Prevention and Control System recommends a future poison control system with a strong public health infrastructure, a national system of regional poison control centers, federal funding to support core poison control activities, and a national poison information system to track major poisoning epidemics and possible acts of bioterrorism. This framework provides a complete “system” that could offer the best poison prevention and patient care services to meet the needs of the nation in the 21st century.
Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus's Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial affairs in the nineteenth century were conducted not only by gentlemen as a noble pursuit but also by connivers, thieves, swindlers, and frauds who believed that no risk was too great and no scheme too outrageous if the monetary reward was substantial enough. Taken together, the grand deceptions of the ambitious schemers and the determined efforts to guard against them have been instrumental in creating the financial establishments of today. In a story teeming with playboys and scoundrels and rich in colorful and amazing events, Klaus chronicles the evolution of trust through three distinct epochs: the age of values, the age of networks and reputations, and, ultimately, in a world of increased technology and wealth, the age of skepticism and verification. In today's world, where the questionable dealings of large international financial institutions are continually in the spotlight, this extraordinary history has great relevance, offering essential lessons in both the importance and the limitations of trust.
Written for young fantasy lovers who can't yet tackle Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain or Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising series on their own, The Forging of the Blade introduces Kenric, who stumbles into danger when he goes in search of his missing father. The evil Lord Mordig has been capturing blacksmiths--including Kenric's father--to forge the legendary sword that will ensure his dominion. Kenric's courage takes him to Mordig's fortress to challenge the dark lord himself. Reassuringly concise and brimming with spine-tingling adventure, the Lowthar's Blade Trilogy leads young readers straight to the heart of high fantasy, preparing them for the classic works of the genre.
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman In the enchanted realm of Merilon, magic is life. Born without magical abilities, Joram is left for dead but grows to manhood with the help of his constant vigilance and sleight-of-hand skills. When he meets the scholarly catalyst Saryon, the two join forces, attempting to forge the powerful magic-absorbing Darksword and ov.
Finding the love of your life and holding onto that relationship is more difficult than ever. The problem hasn't gone unnoticed. From relationship therapists to speed-dating, self-help books to online matchmaking, an entire industry has developed to help us navigate the bumpy road of relationships. Yet in spite of the availability of all these resources, many of us still struggle to discover and keep the love of our lives. That is, until now. This groundbreaking book from the frontiers of psychology offers startling new research about the one missing factor that is vital to relationships--forgiveness. A national bestselling author and leading expert on forgiveness, Dr. Fred Luskin shows that no matter how much two people may love each other, their relationship will not succeed unless they practice forgiveness--an approach that most relationship experts continue to ignore. Why is forgiveness an essential tool for relationships? Studies reveal that 70 percent for what we argue about at the beginning of our relationships will never be fully resolved. In other words, our basic needs and behaviors don't change over time. The issues are endless: the socks that always end up on the floor, how often to have sex, the ESPN obsession, working hours, and, of course, friends and family. Without forgiveness, these issues, however big or small, too easily turn into relationship-eroding grudges. Forgive for Love is the solution for your relationship woes, providing the tools you need to find and hold onto the love of your life. Dr. Luskin delivers a proven seven-step program for creating and maintaining loving and lasting relationships, teaching easy-to-learn forgiveness skills that will not only resolve immediate conflicts but improve the overall happiness and longevity of your relationships. Simply put: people in healthy relationships figure out how to forgive their partners for being themselves. They do so because it is nearly impossible to change other people and because none of us are perfect. Forgiveness is the key, and Forgive for Love has the answers.
After her father's death, a girl adjusts to life away from the river she loves The river is where Lily's father taught her to fish; it is where she played all summer; it is what sang her to sleep at night in their cabin. But when her father dies while fishing, it is the river that Lily blames. Unable to make ends meet, she and her mother sell their cabin and move into town to live above the family hardware store. Even though she's angry, the river keeps calling her home. With a pair of wire cutters she borrowed from the store, Lily snips the fence that's keeping her out of their old property. Living in their cabin is a mysterious man named T. R. Tracy, a veteran who lost his legs in the war. Together they bond over the river, and together they will learn to forgive.
Dinny was born to hatred: born in savage revolt against the world that had caught and crushed his too-trusting young mother. By the time he was twenty-five he had been successively typesetter, reporter, football star, and columnist. He had rocked a small mid-Western college to its foundations by blacking the eyes of its Y.M.C.A. Secretary in defense of his college president. For this he had been expelled. But expulsion had only given him the chance to use his biting pen to better advantage.
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