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An anthology of romantic stories set in Scotland.
When she receives a valentine signed "your secret admirer," Claire tries a variety of schemes to discover his identity.
Feeling obliged to keep up with her friends' stories of summer romance, Jordan Starling must keep up with her own lies after she creates a tale of her own.
Fantasy come to life... All I wanted was to escape the media frenzy I left behind in L.A. and open a cute little shop on the Sonoma Coast. Simple, right? But Damien Fraser-the hunky property owner-isn't exactly thrilled about my reality-TV-star status. Still, I'm pretty sure that all he needs is a little creative convincing...and I've learned I can be very creative. I started writing a naughty novel, and with every sexy scene I write, things between me and Damien get really hot. Now the hero in my book is starting to look more and more like Damien, and I'm well on my way to becoming my brazen sexpot heroine. But when my real life and my fictional life collide, my fantasies just might cost me all of my dreams....
Katie is worried about Valentine's Day. Things are not going as expected. She has trouble at school and at home. But it's the thought that counts.
Dr. Gabe Deveraux hated to see any woman cry-especially his good friend Maggie Calloway. So when the feisty designer turned to him with tears in her eyes, needing a strong shoulder to cry on, there was no way the good doctor would turn her away. The cause of her distress: Maggie wanted to have a baby before it was too late! Ever the knight in shining armor, Gabe agreed to help Maggie get pregnant. Only, he had one stipulation-they marry in secret. . . and conceive the old-fashioned way. But soon toe-curling kisses and long nights spent in each other's arms forced Gabe to admit the truth-he'd secretly loved Maggie for years. Was it too late to make their in-name- only agreement oh-so-real?
There's an old saying: "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." A few years ago, Senator Ted Kennedy decided to do just that. Now his dog, Champion Amigo's Seventh Wave (also known as Splash), is the most famous canine on Capitol Hill. Come follow Senator Kennedy and Splash through one whirlwind day in D.C.-from a press conference to a lunchtime game of fetch to a meeting with a school group to a vote on the Senate floor-as they work to pass an important law that will help schools across the United States. The warm, witty illustrations by Caldecott Medalist David Small offer a wonderful tour of the sights of Washington as well as an endearing portrait of the affection between man and dog. The result is a unique behind-the- scenes look at the life of one of the most energetic figures in American politics--and, of course, his very important owner.
A fresh, new volume by one of the premier living American poets Readers have found Robert Bly's ghazals startling and new; they merge wildness with a beautiful formality. The ghazal form is well known in Islamic culture but is only now making its way into the literary culture of the West. Each stanza of three lines amounts to a finished poem. "God crouches at night over a single pistachio. / The vastness of the Wind River Range in Wyoming / Has no more grandeur than the waist of a child." The ghazal's compacted energy is astounding. In a period when much American poetry is retreating into prosaic recordings of daily events, these poems do the opposite. My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy is Robert Bly's second book of ghazals. The poems have become more intricate and personal than they were in The Night Abraham Called to the Stars, and the leaps even more bold. This book includes the already famous poem against the Iraq War "Call and Answer": "Tell me why it is we don't lift our voices these days / And cry over what is happening. Have you noticed / The plans are made for Iraq and the ice cap is melting?" The poems are intimate and yet reach out toward the world: the paintings of Robert Motherwell, the intensity of flamenco singers, the sadness of the gnostics, the delight of high spirits and wit. Robert Bly is writing the best poems of his life, and this book reestablishes his position as one of the greatest poets of our era.
Thrown together as children by the Soviet regime and told to skate for the good of the state, Sergei Grinkov and Katia Gordeeva became the most celebrated pairs skaters in the world--falling madly in love, marrying, and having a beautiful baby daughter. But after winning two Olympic gold medals and four World Championships, Katia's world collapsed when Sergei suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 28. A deeply moving, heartfelt memoir of their remarkable lives, this is Katia's final love letter to her beloved Sergei. This edition will contain an epilogue written by Ekaterina Gordeeva.
Acclaimed author Jen Holling presents the stunning final novel in her sensual trilogy, set against the windswept hills of Scotland, about a trio of sisters with witchcraft -- and passion -- in their blood. Rose, the youngest of the MacDonell sisters, is more concerned with her father's mysterious illness than with her impending marriage to her childhood sweetheart. A gifted but frustrated healer, she decides to beg help from William MacKay -- a reclusive laird who is renowned not only for his ferocity, but also for his healing powers. Denied entry to his fortress in the cold, harsh mountains of the far northwestern highlands, Rose uses cunning to force her way in, and William is duly intrigued with this bold slip of a girl. But securing his help may not be enough to save Rose's father. For there is something darker at work in the glen, something more powerful than William's and Rose's magic combined, and only the soul-deep passion that shadows their mutual desire can help their love prevail.
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will welcome this collection of thirteen stories. Included in this collection: THE INCIDENT OF THE IMPECUNIOUS CHEVALIER, THE DOLLMAKER OF MARIGOLD, THE ADVENTURE OF THE FORGOTTEN UMBRELLA, CALL ME WIGGINS, mycroft's great game, THE WITCH OF GREENWICH, YEARS AGO AND IN A DIFFERENT PLACE, MRS. HUDSON REMINISCES, CABARET AUX ASSASSINS, A STUDY IN ORANGE, THE RIDDLE OF THE YOUNG PROTESTOR, THE ADVENTURE OF THE CELESTIAL SNOWS, AND THE OTHERS. Each story is written by an author other than Arthur Conan Doyle.
Amid this collective of passionate speculation and kind remembrance, this book holds a special place.
The story of a girl who is struggling to live a normal life with her dysfunctional family and her sister who is insane, and at the same time trying to discover her talents.
Carlo struggles with his positive and negative feelings about his mentally handicapped sister.
The story is told from the perspective of Katie's older sister, Meg, as she follows Katie through a day made special by a visit from her friend, Sam, and his dog, Bowler. She describes how Katie performs daily tasks as a visually impaired child. God is a part of the daily activities for both girls. Some questions are at the back of the book for parents and Sunday School teachers. This book was also published as My Sister Katie: How She Sees God's World. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
When Maria Flook's fourteen-year-old sister Karen disappeared from their suburban home, the author was changed forever. My Sister Life maps the story of two castaways from American suburbia who, while apart from each other, live mysteriously parallel lives. With unrelenting realism and beguiling wit, Flook gives us an intimate account of her sister's life as a child prostitute, and of their coming of age in the 1960s--that surreal and wrenching moment of baby-boomer disenfranchisement, when the sexual revolution collided with the domestic fallout from the Vietnam War. From the ocean liners and Paris vacations of their refined upbringing to the gritty peepshows and adult theaters where they find jobs, the girls flee from a beautiful and tormented matriarch with secrets of her own. Her missing sister becomes Flook's secret heroine--the sole example to follow in her journey into womanhood. The sisters live in trailer parks. They are faced with sexual assault, car thefts, and petty crimes with unpredictable men. Escaping from an abusive Vietnam vet, Karen takes her toddler to join her sister, who is herself raising a baby on her own; it is the first time they are under the same roof since their childhood. Their unorthodox reunion allows the sisters to forge a life-saving bond. My Sister Life moves beyond biography or memoir to give us an astonishing vision of an American family--an authentic testimony to the defiant, undaunted faith between two sisters who connect after years apart.
My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well, some of her does. A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe. To ten-year-old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a ten-year-old girl. To Rose's surviving fifteen year old twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose's ever present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone. Told with warmth and humor, this powerful novel is a sophisticated take on one family's struggle to make sense of the loss that's torn them apart... and their discovery of what it means to stay together.
THE SISTER SHE NEVER KNEW...BUT WOULD STOP AT NOTHING TO SAVEIt wasn't like Tess Mays to fall apart in front of strangers, but she was having a rough day. Detective Ryan Hill just informed her that her long-lost father was dead, and that the woman lying helplessly in a coma in the ICU was her identical twin. Unbelievable! Somehow Tess had to unravel her father's secret past and fi nd the thugs who intended to kill her sister. For that she needed Ryan's help...if only she could resist succumbing to his protective arms. Her bold plan: to live another woman's life...and possibly risk her own in the process.
An abused and unwanted daughter of the First Men Tribe, young Kiin knows the harsh realities of life in a frozen land at the top of the world. In an age of ice nine millenia past, her destiny is tied to the brave sons of orphaned Chagak and her chieftain mate Kayugh -- one to whom, Kiin is promised, the other for whom she yearns. But the evil that her own family spawned drags the tormented young woman far from her people -- where savage cruelties, love and fate will strengthen and change her... and give her the courage to fight for the future of her own helpless progeny.
Katie Barker's little sister, Jen, is the brattiest little sister in the world! Jen tells everyone that Katie baked worms in her chocolate chip cookies. And she puts flour in Katie's bath powder. But the worst, the absolute worst, is when Jen parades around the neighborhood in Katie's bra. To Katie it seems like a nightmare to have a sister like Jen. Katie thinks that it's bad enough having Jen as a sister. When Jen moves into Katie's room, things really get lively. Watch out! The disasters are just beginning in My Sister the Nightmare.
Reel Teen magazine is coming to Ashley's school to pick their model of the month, and she just knows they're going to pick her. But when the big day comes, the winner is Mary-Kate. She doesn't want to give up her dream.
The secret is out--cheerleader Olivia and vampire Ivy are twins! ow that Ivy and Olivia have told their friends that they're twins, they have to come clean to their adoptive parents. But Ivy's dad doesn't even want to meet Olivia! When the vampire officials realize Olivia knows the truth about vampires, they demand that she pass three tests to prove she's worthy of sharing the secret. Yikes! One thing's for sure--if the sisters can get through this, they can get through anything!
Ivy and Olivia can't lose each other again! Even though twin sisters Ivy and Olivia, separated at birth, have only been reunited for a few months, they can't imagine life without each other. But Mr. Vega has decided to move to Europe-and he's taking Ivy with him! Oh, no! With Olivia's cheerleader optimism and Ivy's vampire craftiness, they're determined to come up with a plan that will keep Ivy and her dad in Franklin Grove. But what?
Ivy and Olivia can't lose each other again! Even though twin sisters Ivy and Olivia, separated at birth, have only been reunited for a few months, they can't imagine life without each other. But Mr. Vega has decided to move to Europe--and he's taking Ivy with him! Oh, no! With Olivia's cheerleader optimism and Ivy's vampire craftiness, they're determined to come up with a plan that will keep Ivy and her dad in Franklin Grove. But what?
Upon moving to Franklin Grove, eighth-grader Olivia Abbott, a pink-loving cheerleader, learns that she has a twin sister, Ivy Vega, whose "goth" appearance hides a weird secret.
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