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Two classic Kappa Psi Kappa novels from Essence bestselling author ADRIANNE BYRD TWO GROOMS AND A WEDDING Ambitious Washington, D.C., attorney Isabella Kane has big dreams that include marriage to equally ambitious Randall Jarrett. But on the way to the altar, she meets a luscious hunk, and for just one forbidden night she chooses to indulge her deepest passions.... His mystery lady was gone by dawn, but political strategist Derrick Knight can't stop thinking about her. So when she shows up as his fraternity brother's fiancée, he's stunned-but determined to stake his claim. He wants Bella for his own bride! SINFUL CHOCOLATE Charlie Masters has no plans to change his heartbreaker ways. Then some troubling news from his doctor gives him pause for regret...and six months to make things right with all the women he's wronged. Most of the women don't believe him, but one has a knockout sister offering him a taste of heaven. Gisella Jacobs is busy launching her new chocolate shop when delectable Charlie comes knocking at her door. Her friends warn that he's trouble, but his touch is as velvety-smooth as her lightest truffle. And when something so wrong feels this right...how can a woman resist?
It could happen to you! AN IRRESISTIBLE PROPOSAL- FROM A VERY SEXY STRANGER! Amber Lawrence is an ordinary woman; she works hard, spends time with her family-and doesn't expect to be offered money to marry! Trouble is, Steve Rockwell's proposal has come at a time when Amber's family needs money. Amber would never normally even consider such an offer-but when she can save her family and get married to a man as sexy as Steve, even the most normal, cool-headed of women would be really, really tempted! Wouldn't she ...?
Amber Lawrence is an ordinary woman; she works hard, spends time with her family-and doesn't expect to be offered money to marry! Trouble is, Steve Rockwell's proposal has come at a time when Amber's family needs money. Amber would never normally even consider such an offer-but when she can save her family and get married to a man as sexy as Steve, even the most normal, cool-headed of women would be really, really tempted! Wouldn't she...?
Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift . . . and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can't she find the perfect dress...or feel certain she should marry Tim? Then Charlotte discovers a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new--shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been "redeemed." Charlotte's search for the gown's history--and its new bride--begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte's heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the timeless beauty of finding true love.
In this dazzling finale to the latest trilogy fromNew York Timesbestselling author Jane Feather, the inimitable, anonymous Duncan sisters continue to earn a living--and a reputation--with their clandestine matchmaking service. But a handsome new client has thrown youngest sister Chastity into a professional, and quite personal, quandary. From behind her opaque veil, Chastity listened to Dr. Douglas Farrell's distressingly unromantic requirements for a wife: wealth and social status. Her instinct was t...
On September 3, 1971, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in the first legal same-sex wedding in the United States. Their remarkable story is told here for the first time--a unique account of the passion and energy of the gay liberation movement in the sixties and seventies. At the dawn of the modern gay movement (while New York's Stonewall riots and San Francisco's emerging political activism bloomed), these two young men insisted on making their commitment a legal reality. They were already crusaders for gay rights: Jack had twice been elected the University of Minnesota's student president--the first openly gay university student president in the country, an election reported by Walter Cronkite on network TV news. They were featured in Look magazine's special issue about the American family and received letters of support from around the world. The couple navigated complex procedures to obtain a state-issued marriage license. Their ceremony was conducted by a Methodist minister in a friend's tiny Minneapolis apartment. Wearing matching white pantsuits, exchanging custom-designed rings, and sharing a tiered wedding cake, Michael and Jack celebrated their historic marriage. After reciting their vows, they sealed their promise to love and honor each other with a kiss and a signed marriage certificate. Repercussions were immediate: Michael's job offer at the University of Minnesota was rescinded, leading him to wage a battle against job discrimination with the help of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union. The couple eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court with two precedent-setting cases. Michael and Jack have retired from the public spotlight, but after four decades their marriage is still their joy and comfort. Living quietly in a Minneapolis bungalow, they exemplify a contemporary version of the American dream. Only now, with marriage equality in the headlines and the Supreme Court decision to make love the law of the land, are they willing to tell the entire story of their groundbreaking experiences. TIME magazine listed the twenty-five most influential marriages of all time and included Michael and Jack, and they were recently profiled in a cover story in the Sunday New York Times. Their long campaign for marriage equality and insistence on equal rights for all citizens is a model for advocates of social justice and an inspiration for everyone who struggles for acceptance in a less-than-equal world.
In Massachusetts, seven former schoolmates gather for a wedding. Nora, the owner of the inn, has recently had to reinvent her life following the death of her husband. Avery, who still hears echoes from a horrific event at Kidd Academy twenty-six years ago, has made a life for himself in Toronto with his wife and two sons. Agnes, now a history teacher at Kidd is a still-single woman who longs to tell a secret she cannot reveal to the others, a secret that would stun them all. Bridget, the mother of a 15-year-old boy, has agreed to marry Bill, an old high school lover whom she has recently re-met, despite uncertainties about her health and future. Indeed, it is Bill who passionately wants this wedding and who has brought everyone together for an astonishing weekend of revelation and recrimination, forgiveness and redemption. This is Anita Shreves most ambitious and moving novel to date, probing into human motivation with the grace and skill that have made her one of the finest novelists of her time (Boston Herald).
The doctor's longed-for-bride When Dr Megan Marshall returns home to head up the Riverside Practice she's not expecting a blast from her past! Her new colleague is gorgeous Luke Anderson--her tutor at university. Megan still blushes remembering the Valentine's card she sent him! Megan always stood out for Luke, but as his student she was out of bounds. Now they're working together, can Luke forget his painful past and capture Megan's heart? Because the longer Luke spends with Megan, the more determined he is to make her his bride! Previously Published.
"Charm, humor, loyalty, and love" --Cindy Myers, author of The View From HereWelcome to Truhart . . . Welcome to Truhart, Michigan, population 1300 and dropping. Where everyone knows everyone else and garage sales are front page news. Not exactly where you'd expect to find the celebrity wedding of the year. As Maid of Honor, and the famous bride's big sister, Annie has to plan a wedding suitable for America's newest sweetheart reporter on The Morning Show. But what she didn't plan on was seeing Nick Conrad again. Her older brother's best friend who left Truhart for the big city, Nick just happens to be Annie's embarrassing childhood crush. He's also the Best Man. As Atlanta's High Society descends on the tiny Midwest town, Annie has the impossible task of controlling her eccentric family and nutty neighbors, while hosting a wedding fit for a princess at her family's rundown Amble Inn. But what she can't control is the spark reigniting between her and Nick. Between snowstorms, an A.W.O.L. gown, and the broadcast of the wedding on The Morning Show, Annie is just hoping to survive the big day without losing her mind. And to survive being around Nick again without losing her heart.Praise for A Wedding in Truhart "Cynthia Tennent has captured the charm, humor, loyalty, and love of small towns, close families, and long-time friends. Annie, Nick, and the rest of the people of Truhart will find a place in your heart." --Cindy Myers, author of The View From Here "An A.W.O.L. wedding dress, family feuds, and kinky characters! What's not to love? A Wedding in Truhart is a wedding to remember." --Lois Greiman, award winning author of the Hope Springs series
Sugared violets, buttercream...but he craves her kiss most of all... Orphaned as a boy, Ewan Hales is proud to make his living as secretary to the manager at Redcake's Tea Shop. But the startling news that he's heir to the Earl of Fitzwalter changes everything. While tendering his resignation to lovely Matilda Redcake, however, Ewan is struck by her spirit, the luscious bow of her lips--and a realization. Matilda might not marry a working man--but will she wed a future nobleman? Ewan's unruly hair and roguish kisses are tempting, but Matilda has far too many problems to consider romance. With sabotage at a cake factory threatening the family empire, she must focus her considerable willpower on keeping Redcake's from ruin--until she learns that her young son has been kidnapped. Together, she and Ewan must uncover the truth before they can savor the sweet freedom of love... "One Taste of Scandal is a delicious, multi-layered Victorian treat." --Gina Robinson, author of The Last Honest Seamstress and the Agent Ex series
She'd hired him as an escort...The wedding was to be a major social event-Georgina just couldn't face it on her own. How could she sit there and watch her ex-fiancé marry her beautiful, shallow cousin? A desperate solution was needed: a male escort!But he'd become the father of her child!Callum Stewart was perfect. Gorgeous, dynamic-he certainly made heads turn at the wedding! And he made Georgina's heart turn over on the wedding night. But it was supposed to be a temporary arrangement. How could she tell Callum that their wedding-night affair had resulted in a baby?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert continues her smoking-hot series about the O'Malleys-wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets.Carrigan O'Malley has always known her arranged marriage would be more about power and prestige than passion. But after one taste of the hard-bodied, whiskey-voiced James Halloran, she's ruined for anyone else. Too bad James and his family are enemy number 1. Hallorans vs. O'Malleys-that's how it's always been. James should be thinking more about how to expand his family's empire instead of how silky Carrigan's skin is against his and how he can next get her into his bed. Those are dangerous thoughts. But not nearly as dangerous as he'll be if he can't get what he wants: Carrigan by his side for the rest of their lives.
For generations, couples have been coming to Eternity, Massachusetts, to exchange wedding vows. Legend has it that those married in Eternity's chapel are destined for a lifetime of happiness. And the townsfolk are more than willing to help keep the legend intact.Singer Kerry Muldoon knew she was made of bigger stuff than doing wedding gigs in Eternity. With a boost from sexy recording exec Judd Roarke, she was quickly on the road to stardom. Kerry was grateful for Judd's helping hand...but it was lonely at the top. Suddenly fame and fortune were not enough-she wanted Judd, too!
It's Silver Valley's biggest social event of the year-and the deadliest Florist Kayla Paruso has been hired to decorate the mayor's daughter's wedding, but when she witnesses the murder of the mayor's top aide, rumors of corruption-even a cult connection-swirl through the town. Could the mayor really be involved? Luckily the SVPD offers Kayla the very best protection: Detective Rio Ortego. Who just happens to be the last guy Kayla dated. With the wedding fast approaching, Kayla's the perfect person to pry into the mayor's dangerous secrets, but Rio won't hear of it. And as their old attraction reignites, Rio's cop instincts clash with his need to safeguard the woman he's falling in love with all over again...
From ugly duckling to beautiful swan Eliza Hammond has always been quiet and reserved-hardly the best qualities for finding the man of her dreams and living happily ever after. A new heiress, Eliza is financially secure, courtesy of her aunt's fortune, but even great wealth has its drawbacks since every greedy, fortune-hunting bachelor suddenly finds Eliza irresistible. To help her best friend, Violet takes Eliza's romantic dilemma into her own hands, enlisting the social skills of her brother-in-law, Lord Christopher "Kit" Winter. Kit helps transform Eliza into a stunning belle, certain to attract a worthy beau. There's just one problem: Eliza has always been head over heels in love with Kit, the very man who is trying to find her a husband! But during Eliza's sometimes-comic extreme makeover, and with a few secret love lessons from Kit on the side, sparks-and passionate kisses-begin to fly. Kit soon finds himself completely overcome by an all-consuming desire for Eliza. But if he fails to realize his true love for her, he may lose this fair lady forever.
Three complete novels that demonstrate the power of love in all its purity. Callaghan's Bride, brings back the Heart brothers. Kag Heart is about to meet his match in feisty Tess. The Princess Bride, brings together a man and a woman who shoot sparks from each other from page one. The Unlikely Lover, a matchmaking housekeeper has plans to bring together a man who doesn't like women and a woman who plans to set him straight.
Three brides for three cowboysSomething Borrowed, Something True by Lisa PlumleyWhen Everett Bannon's ranch hands order him a mail-order bride, he plans to send her on the first train back home. Until he sees his beautiful bride-to-be and his wits go walkin'! But Nellie Trent isn't in Morrow Creek for veils and vows-she's an undercover journalist with an exposé to write!The Hand-Me-Down Bride by Elizabeth LaneArabella Spencer's trip west was supposed to end in marriage to her longtime sweetheart-not with the discovery that he'd made someone else his wife! Can rancher Stewart McIntyre convince Arabella that Montana can still be her dream come true, with a new groom for this hand-me-down bride?The Bride Wore Britches by Kate WelshJust for one night rancher Rhiannon Oliver longs to feel like a lady, so she ditches her britches for a ball gown! Cowboy Dylan Varga hardly recognizes the girl he used to tease-but then a tragedy throws them together in a way neither could have imagined....
Wedge: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11: How the Secret War Between the FBI and CIA Has Endangered National Securityby Mark Riebling
Prophetic when first published, even more relevant now, Wedge is the classic, definitive story of the secret war America has waged against itself. Based on scores of interviews with former spies and thousands of declassified documents, Wedge reveals and re-creates -- battle by battle, bungle by bungle -- the epic clash that has made America uniquely vulnerable to its enemies. For more than six decades, the opposed and overlapping missions of the FBI and CIA -- and the rival personalities of cops and spies -- have caused fistfights and turf tangles, breakdowns and cover-ups, public scandals and tragic deaths. A grand panorama of dramatic episodes, peopled by picaresque secret agents from Ian Fleming to Oliver North, Wedge is both a journey and a warning. From Pearl Harbor, McCarthyism, and the plots to kill Castro through the JFK assassination, Watergate, and Iran Contra down to the Aldrich Ames affair, Robert Hanssen's treachery, and the hunt for Al Qaeda -- Wedge shows the price America has paid for its failure to resolve the conflict between law enforcement and intelligence. Gripping and authoritative -- and updated with an important new epilogue, carrying the action through to September 11, 2001 -- Wedge is the only book about the schism that has informed nearly every major blunder in American espionage.
Friendship, loyalty, and love lie at the heart of Meg Waite Clayton's beautifully written, poignant, and sweeping novel of five women who, over the course of four decades, come to redefine what it means to be family.For thirty-five years, Frankie, Linda, Kath, Brett, and Ally have met every Wednesday at the park near their homes in Palo Alto, California. Defined when they first meet by what their husbands do, the young homemakers and mothers are far removed from the Summer of Love that has enveloped most of the Bay Area in 1967. These "Wednesday Sisters" seem to have little in common: Frankie is a timid transplant from Chicago, brutally blunt Linda is a remarkable athlete, Kath is a Kentucky debutante, quiet Ally has a secret, and quirky, ultra-intelligent Brett wears little white gloves with her miniskirts. But they are bonded by a shared love of both literature-Fitzgerald, Eliot, Austen, du Maurier, Plath, and Dickens-and the Miss America Pageant, which they watch together every year.As the years roll on and their children grow, the quintet forms a writers circle to express their hopes and dreams through poems, stories, and, eventually, books. Along the way, they experience history in the making: Vietnam, the race for the moon, and a women's movement that challenges everything they have ever thought about themselves, while at the same time supporting one another through changes in their personal lives brought on by infidelity, longing, illness, failure, and success.Humorous and moving, The Wednesday Sisters is a literary feast for book lovers that earns a place among those popular works that honor the joyful, mysterious, unbreakable bonds between friends.From the Hardcover edition.
Shane Dunphy was involved in social care for fifteen years. This book is a distilling of the cases he encountered in that time to make a single, year-long narrative. Apart from that compression, and some necessary changes of identifying details, everything in this book is true. And what the truth reveals! Here are the cases of three dysfunctional families, struggling at the margins of scoiety that barely acknowledges the existence of such people. This is a portrait of fatalistic despair, of families so sunk into chronic poverty and neglect that they are beyond saving themselves or their children. All the elements of social dysfunction are present: the unkempt houses, truant children, endless television, anorexia, alcoholism, suicidal depression. Yet out of this mess there is hope as well as tragedy. Most of Wednesday's children don't make it, but some do. Some survive the most appalling childhood horrors to make it through to the normal adult world. But more are doomed. Despite the heroism of child protection workers and the best efforts of well-intentioned people, we still face a hidden mountain of avoidable human misery. Wednesday's Child is shocking and disturbing. And most of all, true. In three amazing stories childcare worker Shane Dunphy reveals a world of hidden heartbreak and survival against the odds. When Shane meets her, Gillian is starving herself to death and in thrall to a mother more interested in abusing and manipulating her daughter than cherishing and protecting her. Though he tries to help, it seems Shane is just another adult destined to fail Gillian . . . For the daughter of disturbed violent parents, Connie is an amazingly well-adjusted A-grade student. But when Shane finally gets behind the facade, he unearths a shattering truth behind her apparent normality. . . Cordelia, Victor and Ibar are three loving siblings left with a hopelessly alcoholic neglectful father. It's a race against time to see if their father can ever become the kind of Dad he wants to be, or if they are destined to be split up and sucked into the childcare merry-go-round. . .
The first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. . . .Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle--aka the Wee Free Men--a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .
The United States is in the midst of a new Golden Age of legal weed. Recreational marijuana is now legal in four states--Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska--and Washington, DC, while medical marijuana is legal in 25 states and counting. This definitive, hands-on, and experienced guide to the new world of decriminalized recreational marijuana, written by the lovingly blunt and unfailingly witty David Schmader, will educate and entertain the novice and experienced user alike. Complete with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this witty guide is perfect for gift giving.
Trying to put her wild past behind her, a young woman struggles to be the perfect wife--and teaches her husband the pleasures of being bad Andrea Kleinman is getting married, and her life is going to change. It has to, because for Mrs. Benstock to be perfect, she's going to have to forget all about Miss Kleinman--the wild young girl who rushed straight from Bryn Mawr to the West Village, where easy love and free-flowing liquor sent her on a downward spiral, and life became so bleak that she was left with a choice between death and a return to Buffalo, a return to her parents, a return to normal life. Now she's marrying Mark the lawyer, and it appears things will be very normal. But even in Buffalo, bad girls can't stay perfect forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
When Weekend Knitting was first published in hardcover in 2003, a modern generation of knitters was just starting to discover this "hot new hobby." Since then, knitting has grown wildly popular and Melanie Falick's book has gone on to become a knitting classic and a huge bestseller.Weekend Knitting brings together unique, innovative, and still-fresh projects for beginning and more-experienced knitters, many of which can be completed in a weekend or less. Every project is presented with clear instructions and in beautiful photographs that celebrate idyllic weekend settings.Quotes from diverse sources about knitting, creativity, and balanced living--along with favorite recipes, lists of books and movies with knitting scenes, and other extras--complete the weekend knitting experience.
Available together for the first time, the cookbooks in this essential Woman's Day series undertake one type of food for every night of the week, so you can enjoy the benefits of a varied diet and never get bored with dinner. From chicken and pasta to meat, vegetarian and seafood, all of the recipes are easy and fast to make and include cooking time, serving size, nutritional information, and handy tips and facts that every cook should know.Perfect for the cook who's short on time, many of the dishes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, on the stovetop, oven, grill and slow cooker, with a wide variety of cuisines and styles to choose from.Monday Night is Chicken Night contains dozens of mouthwatering poultry recipes for the whole family, including Easy Pot Pies, Buffalo Chicken Pizzas and Best-Ever Fried Chicken.Tuesday Night is Pasta Night includes salads, vegetarian and meat dishes, oven-baked favorites and many more comforting pasta recipes, such as Lasagna Rolls, Baked Rigatoni with Mini Turkey Meatballs and even Grilled Southwestern Pasta Salad.Wednesday Night is Vegetarian is divided into three sections "Tarts, Pizzas and Sandwiches," "Salads, Soups & Sides and "Main Dishes" with wholesome dishes, like Rustic Summer Squash Tart, Tuscan Tomato Soup & Parmesan Toasts and Bean, Spinach & Corn Quesadillas.Thursday Night is Hearty Meat features a variety of cuisines and tasty recipes using beef, pork, lamb, veal, chicken and turkey, including Beef, Barley and Mushroom Soup, Cumin Roast Pork with Dried Fruit and Moroccan Lamb Shanks.Friday Night is Seafood Night brings the health benefits of fish to your family dinners. A huge variety of fish and seafood dishes will please even the pickiest eaters, from Walnut Crusted Halibut with Orange Salsa to Ginger-Soy Salmon & Bok Choy and Lemon & Mint Seafood Skewers with Tabbouleh.Trust the experts at Woman's Day to offer you hundreds of tasty, healthy recipes that are also time and budget conscious and will bring your family to the dinner table every night of the week!
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