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In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. Electrocuted. With another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn't going to "do it anymore." But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process. Millions of men (and no doubt many women) have watched famed black porn queen Debbie Dare--she of the blond wig and blue contacts-"do it" on television and computer screens every which way with every combination of partners the mind of man can imagine. But one day an unexpected and thunderous on-set orgasm catches Debbie unawares, and when she returns to the mansion she shares with her husband, insatiable former porn star and "film producer" Theon Pinkney, she discovers that he's died in a case of hot tub electrocution, "auditioning" an aspiring "starlet." Burdened with massive debts that her husband incurred, and which various L.A. heavies want to collect on, Debbie must reckon with a life spent in the peculiar subculture of the pornography industry and her estrangement from her family and the child she had to give up. She's done with porn, but her options for what might come next include the possibility of suicide. Debbie . . . is a portrait of a ransacked but resilient soul in search of salvation and a cure for grief.
Come back to Seattle's Blossom Street with #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber! These are the next four stories (after The Shop on Blossom Street, A Good Yarn and Susannah's Garden) in one of the most popular series around... Christmas Letters Katherine O'Connor (known as K.O.) adores her five--year--old twin nieces--and strongly objects to her sister Zelda's plans to dispense with Christmas. Zelda is following the theories of child psychologist Wynn Jeffries, author of The Free Child (and also K.O.'s neighbor on Blossom Street). K.O. is particularly horrified by his edict to "bury Santa under the sleigh," and she's out to prove that Wynn and his ideas are full of...snow. He's not going to ruin her nieces' Christmas! Too bad the guy's so darned attractive... Back on Blossom Street Susannah Nelson, owner of Susannah's Garden, has just hired an assistant named Colette Blake, a young widow who's obviously hiding a secret--or two! When Susannah and Colette both join Lydia Goetz's new knitting class, they discover that Lydia and her sister, Margaret, have worries of their own. Margaret's daughter, Julia, is the victim of a random carjacking, and the entire family is thrown into emotional chaos. Then there's Alix Townsend, whose wedding is only months away. She's not sure she can go through with it, though. But, like everyone in Lydia's knitting class, Alix knows there's a solution to every problem...and another woman can usually help you find it! Twenty Wishes What Anne Marie Roche, owner of Blossom Street Books, wants is to find happiness again. At thirty--eight, she's childless, a recent widow and alone. On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate...a sense of hope. They each begin a list of twenty wishes--including things they'd always wanted to do but never done. When she volunteers at a local school, an eight--year--old girl named Ellen enters her life. As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list, they both learn that wishes can come true...but not necessarily in the way you expect! The Twenty--First Wish Anne Marie and her adopted daughter, Ellen, have each written a list of twenty wishes--on which they included learning to knit. Like many of their wishes, it's come true and now they knit practically every day. But Ellen has quietly added a twenty--first wish: that her mom will fall in love with Ellen's birth father, Tim, who's recently entered their lives...
#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber will take you on a journey with three heartwarming Blossom Street stories of love, family and second chances. SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET Knitting and life are both about beginnings--and endings. That's why Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, offers a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something--or someone!--and start a new phase of their lives. But when your life--and your stitches--get snarled, your friends can always help! HANNAH'S LIST On the anniversary of his beloved wife's death, Dr. Michael Everett receives a letter Hannah wrote him. In it she reminds him of her love and makes one final request. An impossible request. I want you to marry again. She tells him he shouldn't spend the years he has left grieving--and she's chosen three women she asks him to consider. During the months that follow, he spends time with these three women, learning more about each of them...and about himself. Learning what Hannah already knew. He's a man who needs the completeness only love can offer. And Hannah's list leads him to the woman who can help him find it. A TURN IN THE ROAD In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth. So, there they are, three women driving across America. They have their maps and their directions--but even the best-planned journey can take you to a turn in the road. Or lead to an unexpected encounter, like the day Bethanne meets a man named Max...
Three popular books from Debbie Macomber! Three memorable heroes and the women who love them.Meet the Manning brothers and their brides...Rich Manning enters into a marriage of convenience with his best friend because she wants a baby...Paul is a widowed dad who turns to his sister-in-law, Leah, for help and comfort-and discovers he wants more than that from her.Jason, an unrepentant bachelor, meets Charlotte...when her daughter decides to play matchmaker!Three fascinating and completely different brothers. Three romances that will warm your heart. This bundle includes:Marriage of InconvenienceStand-In WifeBride on the Loose
With Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook, you can relish the same superb meals found in Cedar Cove's households. Charlotte Rhodes, one of the series' most beloved characters, invites all fans of Cedar Cove, as well as anyone who enjoys classic home cooking, to join her in touring the town's kitchens as she shares more than 130 of her treasured family recipes. (And she's got plenty to tell you about the people of Cedar Cove, too!)You'll find such mouthwatering dishes as:-- Justine Gunderson's Grilled Salmon with Lime-Jalapeno Butter -- Teri Polger's Macaroni & Cheese -- Charlotte Rhodes's Cinnamon Rolls -- Olivia Griffin's Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad -- The Pot Belly Deli's Broccoli & Cheese Soup in a Bread Bowl -- And many moreWhether you've just discovered the world of Cedar Cove or have devoured all the books, you can now partake of the town's culinary traditions and cook just like Charlotte, her family and friends!
Dear Reader, for the first time enjoy all of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series books gathered together in one collection, for one low price!
Welcome to Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove! This is small-town life at its best-and its most interesting...Meet some of the people living here: 16 Lighthouse Road. This is Olivia Lockhart's home. She's a family court judge known for her controversial judgments-like the divorce petition she denied. Thanks to an article by Jack Griffin, editor of the local paper, everyone's talking about it! And then she and Jack start seeing each other outside of the courtroom....204 Rosewood Lane is where Olivia's lifelong best friend, Grace Sherman, lives. Grace is the local librarian and her life has been uneventful-until now. Her husband disappeared 6 months ago. She and her daughters have no idea where Dan is, what happened to him, who he might be with. Will they ever find out?311 Pelican Court is the residence belonging to the Cox family-Zach, Rosie and their kids. Zach and Rosie are divorced, but they have an unusual custody arrangement. It's another one of Judge Lockhart's controversial judgments: the kids get to stay in the house while Zach and Rosie go back and forth!44 Cranberry Point is a B and B owned by Bob and Peggy Beldon; it's also their home. They've had a shocking incident recently-a man died while he was staying there! They don't know why he came to Cedar Cove, who killed him or why....These are the first four stories set in Cedar Cove, Washington. Read the books and watch the Hallmark Channel original series based on them. This is your chance to get introduced to the town and the people. Once you've visited, you'll definitely come back!
Enjoy the first six novels of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series in one collection, for one low price! Bundle includes 16 Lighthouse Road, 204 Rosewood Lane, 311 Pelican Court, 44 Cranberry Point, 50 Harbor Street, and 6 Rainier Drive.
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Series Vol 3: 92 Pacific Boulevard\1022 Evergreen Place\1105 Yakima Street\1225 Christmas Tree Laneby Debbie Macomber
Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber in Cedar Cove, where you' ll discover small-town life at its most appealing! Meet some of the people living here: 92 Pacific Boulevard. This is Sheriff Troy Davis's home. Troy, a widower, has recently suffered a disappointment in love. He was hoping to marry his onetime girlfriend, Faith Beckwith, who's returned to their hometown of Cedar Cove. But Faith ended the relationship. It seems there were a few misunderstandings between them--some inadvertently caused by his daughter, Megan? 1022 Evergreen Place is the house Mary Jo Wyse has been renting--right next door to her landlord, Mack AcAfee. And...they're falling in love! They also have a shared interest in some letters Mary Jo found in her attic, letters dating back to the World War II. Both she and Mack are trying to find out what happened to the soldier who wrote them and the woman he loved. 1105 Yakima Street. This is Bruce Peyton's house. His wife, Rachel, has just left him. Rachel's pregnant, and she says she can't handle the stress in their household anymore--stress caused by the fact that his thirteen-year-old daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. And now a frantic Bruce has no idea where Rachel is! 1225 Christmas Tree Lane is where Beth Morehouse lives and runs her prospering Christmas tree farm. Her life is going well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing romantic promise. But...someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, and her daughters have invited their dad, Beth's long-divorced husband, to Cedar Cove for Christmas. So the holiday's turning out to be lot more complicated than she thought! These are the final four stories set in Cedar Cove, Washington. But we're sure you'll want to visit the town again and again!
Debbie Macomber's bestselling and beloved Cedar Cove series continues with these four novels! Reconnect with your favorite characters and meet some new friends from this tight-knit community where love and friendship are just around the corner....Bundle contains books 7-10 of the Cedar Cove Series: 74 Seaside Avenue, 8 Sandpiper Way, 92 Pacific Boulevard and 1022 Evergreen Place.
We call her the "Official Storyteller of Christmas"-but Debbie Macomber is more than that. She's someone who loves the holiday and all its traditions. Now she shares more than one hundred of her favorite recipes to help you enjoy this most joyous of seasons. You'll also find easy-to-follow instructions for crafts, decorations and gift wrapping-everything you need to create a beautiful and festive holiday.What makes this cookbook unique is Debbie's personal memories and observations. Join her as she reminisces about traditions past and present, and discover the craft ideas she herself uses. As she says, "The holidays are about being with others. They're about celebrating and sustaining our personal community of family and friends." In this beautifully illustrated book, she shows you how to serve a memorable meal, whether it's a sit-down Christmas dinner for a crowd, entertaining a group of friends at an open house or tea, or spending time with your children or grandchildren baking cookies and making gifts.
Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber as she visits the Heart of Texas!Welcome to Promise, Texas. It's a ranching town in the Texas hill country-and it's a place with a mysterious past. But Promise has a heart of goodness, and everyone here knows what really matters in life. Love, family, community...Now meet the people of Promise.They call her Dr. Texas. She's Jane Dickinson, a newly graduated physician from California who's working at the Promise clinic. They call him Mr. Grouch. Cal Patterson was left at the altar by his out-of-state fiancée, and he's not over it yet. Too bad Jane reminds him so much of the woman he's trying to forget! Dr. TexasNell Bishop, widowed mother of two children, is turning Twin Canyons into a dude ranch. One of her first guests is Travis Grant, a wannabe cowboy, an Easterner known for his books about the West. Nell's kids are crazy about him, and Nell-she could fall for him herself. Except that it's too soon... Nell's CowboyWade McMillen might be a minister, but he's also a man. Is it as a man that he responds to the lovely young woman who shows up in Promise, pregnant and alone? Or as a man of God? Maybe it's both. Amy Thornton hopes to make a new life for herself and her baby, and she needs Reverend McMillen's help. What she wants is the love of a man named Wade. Lone Star BabyThe Heart of Texas. There's no place like it!
Fall in love with the Navy! And with Debbie Macomber's series of Navy romances... These popular stories, most of them published in the 1990s, are still relevant in today's world. Maybe even more relevant. They salute the men and women in the U.S. Navy, and the families and friends who support them. Each is an emotional story, a dramatic romance featuring Debbie Macomber's always-believable characters, as well as her trademark touches of humor. Each is highly enjoyable on its own, but together they create a memorable reading experience!The six books, in chronological order, are:NAVY WIFENAVY BLUESNAVY BRATNAVY WOMANNAVY BABYand NAVY HUSBAND.Life and Love in the Navy. There's nothing like it!
How did Debby Ryan go from being a shy child to a star? Where did she live for a few years while her father was in the Army? What language is she fluent in? Who is her best friend? Find out these answers and so much more!
A step-by-step, example-based guide to learning how to install and administer the Debian Linux distribution.Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices is for users and administrators who are new to Debian, or for seasoned administrators who are switching to Debian from another Linux distribution. A basic knowledge of Linux or UNIX systems is useful, but not strictly required. Since the book is a high level guide, the reader should be willing to go to the referenced material for further details and practical examples.
When Miss Hannah Pym meets the tomboyish Lady Deborah Western on the coach to Dover, she is certain that, with a little guidance, Deb will attract many suitors--perhaps even her handsome neighbor the Earl of Ashton. Marion Chesney has won the Romantic Times Award for Outstanding Regency Series Writer.
From the book: She said to Barak, "Go to war! No longer quake with fear! If you can't fight him on your own, You will have me near." Other Arch books are available in this library.
9 MONTHS LATER She's pregnant--and she has to tell him Deborah Solomon is deeply in love with Ted Taylor, and he gave her every reason to believe he loved her, too. But he broke off their engagement for reasons she doesn't understand, reasons he won't explain. Now, hard as it is on her pride and her heart, she has to see him again. She has to tell him she's pregnant with his son. And then what?
A terrifying excursion into the ambiguous world of deceit, illusion, and treachery that is espionage by best-selling master-of-the genre, Robert Littell. With the publication of his New York Times bestseller The Company, Robert Littell reestablished his position as one of the top writers of intelligent, ironic, and always entertaining espionage thrillers. After many years The Debriefing is finally available again as Overlook brings back Littell's classics. From the secret meeting rooms of Washington to the interrogation chambers of the KGB, The Debriefing is a novel of exquisite suspense and dazzlingly tense drama. Stone is the Head of an elite arm of the Joint Chiefs of Staff--and a master of the sophisticated art of debriefing. When Oleg Kulakov defects from Russia, handcuffed to a sealed diplomatic pouch, it's Stone's job to find out if he's genuine. He uncovers Kulakov's every secret, probes the darkest reaches of Kulakov's heart, and penetrates Russia itself to learn the chilling truth--a truth that tears his own world apart.
Reminiscent of Donald Ray Pollock's Knockemstiff and Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone, Kevin Hardcastle's debut Debris introduces a powerful new voice into the country-noir tradition: these are stories about rural, working-class characters at the fringes of society. <P><P>Brimming with violence, this collection explores the struggle against poverty, loneliness, mental illness, and marginalization. Written in a lean, muscular style, Hardcastle's debut collection unveils the blood and guts and beauty of life in our flyover regions.
The national bestseller by the author of Defending the Spirit.In this powerful and controversial book, distinguished African-American political leader and thinker Randall Robinson argues for the restoration of the rich history that slavery and segregation severed. Drawing from research and personal experience, he shows that only by reclaiming their lost past and proud heritage can blacks lay the foundation for their future. And white Americans can make reparations for slavery and the century of racial discrimination that followed with monetary restitution, educational programs, and the kinds of equal opportunities that will ensure the social and economic success of all its citizens.In a book that is both an unflinching indictment of past wrongs and an impassioned call to our nation to educate all Americans about the history of Africa and its people, Robinson makes a persuasive case for the debt white America owes blacks, and the debt blacks owe themselves.
Two months after Mitch Jenkins had the rug pulled out from under him when his two-year relationship came to an abrupt end, he is still hurting. A colleague's attempt to cheer him up brings Mitch to a secret "club." Mitch isn't remotely interested in the twinks parading like peacocks, until he spies the young man at the back of the room, nose firmly in a book and oblivious to his surroundings. Now Mitch is interested. Nikko Kurokawa wants to pay his debt and get the hell out of the Black Lounge--where he is forced to not only have sex, but sometimes suffer abuse to please clients. Earning his freedom isn't proving easy, especially when he starts attracting interest. Life becomes that little bit easier to bear when he meets Mitch, who is nothing like the other men who frequent the club. And when Mitch crawls under his skin and into his heart, Nikko figures he can put up with anything. Before long he'll be out of there, and he and Mitch can figure out if they have a future together. Neither of them counted on those who don't want Nikko to leave....
When Emma first met Abel Howard, she was a woman with a past, a woman who had not always made all the right choices. But after twenty-five years of marriage to Abel and with his world-renowned ministry career at is peak, she doesn't often have a reason to dwell on things of the past. Until Christopher Lewis--the son she gave up for adoption years before--arrives on her doorstep. This young man's entry into her life rocks Emma to the very core of her being--challenging everything she's every believed about God and His purposes for her. This book is a tender, bittersweet story of redemption and forgiveness.