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This is the deal with Chloe Leiberman (sometimes Wong): · She lives, breathes, sleeps, eats and drinks fashion. · She's half Jewish (father) and half Chinese (mother). · She has one bow-tie(like Tucker Carlson)-wearing brother. · She's stuck in the OC. · She always knows the right thing to wear. And whatyoushould be wearing, too. · She is a senior in high school. · She didn't apply to college, even though her parents think she did. · She has two best friends-Spring, 100% WASP, and Sue, 100% NOT. · She's talented but doesn't know it yet. · She dreams about going to design school in London. This is her application.
This deck's 50 decadent recipes showcase the world's favorite guilty pleasure and illustrate basic tips for cooking with different types of that rich, dark, delicious treatchocolate! Who could resist whipping up Individual Molten Chocolate Cakes, a Black Velvet Chocolate Mousse, a devilish Chocolate Martini, or an irresistible Bittersweet Chocolate Gelato? Each card offers the means to a quick, luscious fix of this ultimate indulgence.
Chocolate-shop manager Lee McKinney has had enough of party planner Julie Singletree's cutesy e-mails. Then somebody actually kills the woman, putting everyone on her mailing list on edge. As their connections to the murder emerge, so do more attacks. Lee smells a rat-and it's not made of chocolate. And if she doesn't want to be permanently deleted, it's up to her to trap it. .
Corny E-MAILS ARE MADDENING... BUT CAN THEY LEAD TO MURDER? Chocolate shop manager Lee McKinney is so tired of "inspirational" e-mails from party planner Julie Singletree that she's ready to strangle her with the cord of her own computer mouse. But she's shocked when somebody actually kills the woman-and steals her computer. After all, the e-mail list Julie set up was for professionals in the party food business-people more interested in hors d'oeuvres than in homicides. Julie's grandmother, a Michigan philanthropist, recently ordered thousands of chocolate mice from Lee's aunt's shop, TenHuis Chocolade, located in the resort town of Warner Pier, Michigan. But Lee's not the only one on the e-mail list with a tie to Julie's family. As the tangled connections emerge, so do more attacks. Lee smells a rat-and it's not made of chocolate. If she doesn't want to be permanently deleted, Lee will have to trap it....
The message of this book is very simple: Right now, you can be happier! More ?things? won?t do it. Even a great relationship may not save you. In Choosing Happiness the focus is on the only place where real change can happen: in how you see yourself and relate to other people. The book uses practical guidance and warm, realistic inspiration to show clearly that while you can?t always choose what happens in your life, you can choose your responses, values and behaviors ? and the results are life changing. Choosing Happiness offers skills and insights across all areas, from your most intimate relationships to your friendships, extended family, work, and community. Psychologically positive and astute, it also looks at the big spiritual questions that let you value your life rather than just ?spending? it. Small changes bring big results. Beautifully packaged, with a flexibind spine and a red ribbon placeholder, this book is like the wise, kind friend you can?t wait to return to again and again. .
Told in the alternating voices of two thirteen-year-old girls who learn real lessons about faith while competing against one another in a worship music contest offering a four-hundred-dollar prize.
CHLOE KING MAY BE THE ONE. Despite a rocky few weeks, Chloe King is starting to get it. She's figured out who she is (a girl with catlike superpowers), where she belongs (at home with Mom), and what she wants to do (chill with her friends). Yes, she's got funky superpowers, and yes, two rival groups think she's some "chosen" leader. But no, she's not buying all that ancient-warrior crap. And she's definitely not developing a superhero alter ego like in those old comic books. For Chloe, being the One means she can have whatever she wants -- i.e., more goof-off time and fewer "cat people" conventions. Then she finds her friend bleeding in an alley. All at once Chloe realizes that the years of bloodshed are not over. In fact, they never will be. The Mai and the Tenth Blade are going to persist in their dangerous rivalry. Unless Chloe accepts her destiny -- and takes control.
Respected Washington, D. C. , journalist January DeLena is positive the threads of each victim's disappearance are intertwined. But who's behind these horrific crimes? All signs point to the man who calls himself The Sinner--a disturbed homeless man trawling the streets of the nation's capital luring victims into his fanatical world of salvation and redemption. January can't keep her suspicions private. And soon she's got the ear--and the interest--of homicide detective Benjamin North. But January has a secret. One that places her directly in the path of the twisted, self-proclaimed messiah's rage. Suddenly, getting this story has January and Benjamin headed to hell and back.
With more than 740,000 visitors a month, Chowhound.com has become a favorite source of information for those who want to take their dining experiences off the beaten path. So why should San Francisco eaters limit their choices to the same old locales found in most restaurant guides? As fun to read as it is comprehensive, The Chowhound's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area is all about finding the perfect bite for every occasion, focusing on the undiscovered gems that will generate tomorrow's buzz. From the best Chinatown noodle shops and secret tamale ladies to sumptuous sushi meccas and sensational stock-up stops for a romantic Sonoma picnic, this is the richest treasure trove of San Francisco restaurants, cafes, take-out counters, delis, farmer's markets, and food carts ever compiled. On the web: http://www.chowhound.com
In a strongly personal, interactive, and prayer-focused adventure, Ruth Myers gives us a comprehensive look at our identity in Christ, which helps us build up our self-image in truly godly way. Christlife contains wide margins to provide plenty of room to respond to the rich and reflective text, which keeps bringing us face-to-face with the realities of who we really are in Christ. This is the gracious way God has allowed each of us to become fully and freely the people He created and redeemed us to be. It means taking "all of Christ for all of me," letting Christ become the full answer to our deepest question: "Who am I?" It's the Real You! You don't just belong to Christ, your life is Christ! That's the simple, astounding fact that leads to victory over anxiety, fear, guilt, depression, and other damaging emotions--all of which result from a false self-perception. The truth, revealed through the miracle of being joined with Jesus Christ, is liberating! Ruth Myers guides you on a healing journey, empowering you to: Understand who you really are--it will take your breath away! Discard false perceptions and embrace your newness in Christ Revel in the freedom of unity with your Lord and Creator Make self-acceptance and joy your daily companions Now you can answer "Who are you?" with resounding confidence--and delight in your answer forever. Story Behind the Book "This book goes back to my late teens. I longed to please the Lord, but was deeply frustrated by more failure than success, especially in how I related to my younger sister. Then God used a statement in a book to flood my heart with truth: 'It's not only true that our life is Christ's, but our life is Christ.' He is my life, so I can please Him and bring Him joy! Throughout the years the Lord has repeatedly fleshed out this truth through many Scriptures and people and experiences. I love to write about who God is, and my favorite topics are His love and His indwelling sufficiency. 'Not that we are adequate in ourselves...but our adequacy is from God'--and especially from our inner union with Him."
"Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places" reunites spirituality and theology in a cultural context where these two vital facets of Christian faith have been rent asunder.
Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most thoughtful and powerful book, a novel about the childhood of Christ the Lord based on the gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.The book's power derives from the passion its author brings to the writing, and the way in which she summons up the voice, the presence, the words of the young Jesus who tells the story.From the Hardcover edition.
God doesn't call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine--that is, the church's teaching--that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you're a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you're a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem's award-winning book on systematic theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion. These truly are twenty basic beliefs that every Christian should know.
Gibbon's subversive and iconoclastic description of the rise of Christianity inspired outrage upon publication, and remains one of the most eloquent and damning indictments of the delusory nature of faith.
Includes: <P> Magic in the Wind: "Sarah Drake has come home." Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he's heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name--a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah's clifftop home, and seeks to shelter him there.<P> Oceans of Fire: The third daughter of seven in a magical bloodline, Abigail Drake was born with an affinity for water and a strong bond with dolphins. After she witnesses a murder, she flees right into the arms of Alexsandr Volstov. On the trail of stolen Russian antiquities, he's a relentless Interpol agent--and the man who once broke Abby's heart. But he isn't going to let the only woman he's ever loved slip away again.<P> Dangerous Tides: Dr. Libby Drake is sensible and practical. To her more adventurous sisters, she's always been the "good girl." Certainly not the kind to attract the attention of a genius like Ty Derrick--until a tragic accident leaves the handsome biochemist at her mercy.<P> Safe Harbor: One of seven daughters in a line of extraordinary women, Hannah Drake has been the elusive object of affection for Jonas Harrington for as long at the young man can remember. If only the stunning supermodel was driven by a passion other than her career.<P> Turbulent Sea: Bewitching rock superstar Joley Drake can have any lover she wants. But when her life is threatened, her dangerously sexy bodyguard is the only man she needs. There's just one problem: his shadowy reputation as a secret Russian hit man may put Joley in even greater peril...<P> Hidden Currents: From afar, Sheriff Jackson Deveau has always loved Elle Drake, the youngest telepath of seven magically gifted sisters. After a long time away she's finally returning home to the small coastal village of Sea Haven. But someone has been following Elle, someone who doesn't want her to make it back.
Meet the elementally gifted sisters of Sea Haven--and discover why #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan is known as the "reigning queen of paranormal romance" (Publishers Weekly)--in this collection of five full-length novels plus a novella.Includes:Magic in the Wind Oceans of Fire Dangerous Tides Safe Harbor Turbulent Sea Hidden Currents
As the spirit of the season spreads through the seaside hamlet of Cape Light, town mayor Emily receives an unexpected and precious Christmas gift: a baby girl tucked away in a decorative cradle set up outside the church, with a note begging whoever discovers the child to take care of her. Now, in the midst of the year's most joyous season, Emily must come to terms with her duty to her family, her own feelings of regret and loss-and what her heart truly desires.
He's discovered he's a father... Happy with his life as a wealthy bachelor, Hugh Strickland is stunned to discover he has a daughter! And-although he wants to bring his daughter, Ivy, home-he's absolutely terrified. Hugh hardly knows Jo Berry, but he pleads with her to help him become the father that his motherless child deserves... Now he needs to find the courage to be a family... Now, as father and daughter become even closer, Jo realizes that she'll soon no longer be needed. But surely the ideal solution would be if they could give each other the perfect Christmas gift: a family...
Anne Perry has dazzled readers for decades with her gripping Victorian novels and has won new fans with her acclaimed World War I series. Perry's thrilling Christmas novels, recent additions to her unique repertoire, are set in the most joyous season of the year. In A Christmas Guest, Mariah Ellison, better known as the vinegar-tongued Grandmama from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, makes a stunning appearance in a bracing story full of devious delight . . . and certain death. For Grandmama Ellison, Christmas is no reason to celebrate. And when her daughter and son-in-law plan a Christmas vacation to Paris sans hers truly, the cantankerous Grandmama is forced to stay elsewhere-and travels to the chilly, windswept Romney Marshes to spend the holiday with Charlotte Pitt's parents, Caroline and Joshua Fielding. Grandmama is immediately miserable. For starters, Christmas with the Fieldings is nothing like the cultured life to which she's accustomed, and the Romney Marshes are unbearably provincial. When Joshua's cousin Maude Barrington arrives, Grandmama is at her wit's end. Although Maude is well traveled and friendly, Grandmama thinks she's improper and strange. But when Maude is found lifeless in bed, Grandmama senses foul play and takes it upon herself to assume the role of amateur detective-uncovering not only the truth about Maude Barrington but some startling truths about herself as well. Enlivened with bold characters and vivid, witty writing, A Christmas Guest is yet another holiday novella with the perfect combination of mystery and murder mixed with a generous helping of yuletide cheer. From the Hardcover edition.
From the Front Flap: "Patricia and Mark Addison have long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas. But this year, Patricia's job as a social worker will lead her to a very special five-year-old, Emily. Against her better judgment, Patricia bends the rules and takes the little girl into her home. Through the presence of Emily in their house, and her penetrating questions about heaven, the Addisons will learn that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through. And Christmas will once more be a time of warmth in their home. The Christmas Hope is a story of love in the face of loss, joy when all seems hopeless, and how light can shine into the darkest places."
In 1934, twenty-two-year-old George Skinner was stricken with polio and confined to an iron lung in the polio ward of Los Angeles County General Hospital. Regular visits from his father, Albert, and the outpouring of support from his neighbors and community kept him going as he struggled to heal. Determined to walk again and recover from this horrible disease, he vowed that when he left the hospital he would create something to thank his community and to repay their kindness; he would create something called the Christmas House. In the midst of the Great Depression, in 1936, those dreams came true. George left the hospital and began building an elaborate outdoor display with his father. Newspapers sent photographers; the local American Legion Post donated time and supplies; churches provided choirs and contributed food; but most of all, children and adults came to experience the first house ever decorated with elaborate outdoor holiday displays and to bask in the true spirit of Christmas.
Why was Hope chosen to receive the money? Where had it come from? Was she to save, spend it or pass it on to someone else? Certainly there were others more needy than she was. Her reporter's intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page. Newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the remarkable secret behind the "Christmas Jars", glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need. But along the way, she discovers much more than the origin of the jars. When some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness, her greatest Christmas Eve wish comes true.
Not only is Julian Dare dashing and wealthy, but he's the heir to an earldom. So what do you get a man who has everything? Innocent and comely Verity Ewing plans on giving Julian her heart--the most precious gift of all.
Who doesn't love to open the mailbox during the holidays and find a newsletter? Whether it's a juicy missive from a college roommate inadvertently revealing her husband's wandering eye, a self-congratulatory account of a cousin's rise to power at the local fast-food joint, or a mind-numbingly detailed account of a year's medical ailments (including photos) from a coworker, they're always entertaining. Christmas Letters from Hell skewers holiday letters of all shapes and sizes, from the ones that come crammed with cheesy graphics or written from the perspective of the recently neutered family dog to those filled with stories of "perfect" family vacations that were clearly anything but. Here Santa uses his holiday letter to let the elves know that he'll be outsourcing to China effective immediately; a bipolar mom tells two very different versions of the year's events; and Osama bin Laden touches base with his high school host family in Minneapolis. Christmas Letters from Hell serves up a steaming, savory blend of the holiday cheer, humor, and twisted truth in our well-intended attempts to stay in touch gone horribly, horribly wrong.
The seventh title in the lively Ballerina Dreams series, written by trained dancer and successful author, Ann Bryant. The Central School of Ballet has been involved in the creation of these realistic stories capturing the dreams and dramas of three budding ballerinas.
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