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Three novellas--including Obsession, Platinum, and Cadena de Amor--examine the Philippine experience through the lives of three female characters, a prostitute, a student activist, and a politician.
One thing is certain to distract Nero Wolfe from his culinary and horticultural pursuits: murder. This time Wolfe and his able assistant, Archie Goodwin, are put in the hot seat when they are called upon to investigate three different murders.
When her father loses his job and plunges her family into a financial crisis, eleven-year-old Lindsey enlists the help of her faithful friends in several moneymaking schemes so she can afford the costume for their upcoming ballet recital.
This book is about the misguided obsession with the management of sin that cripples too many Christians. It's about the view that religion is all about sin...about how to hide side sin or how to stop sinning all together.In the Introduction, the author toys good-naturedly with an agitated caller on his radio program, teasing him in a segment where he offers three free sins. The offer is real. Not that Steve has the power to forgive sins, but he wants to make the point that Jesus has made the offer to cover all of our sins - not just three.Chapter one, titled "Teaching Frogs to Fly," is even better. The gist of this chapter is that you can't teach frogs to fly, just like you can't teach people not to sin. Steve tells a story about a guy who has a frog, and he's convinced he can teach the frog how to fly. The man keeps throwing the frog up in the air or up against walls - all to the poor frog's demise. The message is that even though people can be better, they can never not sin--just like a frog can never learn to fly, no matter how much pressure is put on it.Steve continues through the book to show readers that while they can never manage sin, they can relax in knowing that they are completely forgiven--not just of three, but of all.
Another task, even more dangerous than the previous ones, befalls Erec in the fourth book in the series. He must literally face his worst nightmares to succeed, but he isn't sure if he can overcome his fears. On top of a contest he must win to continue his rise to King, he must also save Bethany, who has been entranced by Baskania, and deal with his inevitable transformation into a dragon.
A bone-chilling trio of supernatural tales by fiction master Charles Dickens In "The Haunted House," a new homeowner discovers he is sharing his bed with the skeleton of the house's former master. In "The Trial for Murder," a revengeful ghost haunts a juror serving at his killer's trial. In "The Signal-Man," an apparition warns a man of impending disaster. These strange and frightening occurrences unfold in grim and gripping detail in this collection of 3 Victorian ghost stories that puts Charles Dickens's first-rate storytelling on display. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
"Thérèse has been such a presence in my adult life--it is as if I have known her personally; she is as real and alive to me as my lifelong friends... I've identified three gifts that Thérèse has given me, which I would like to offer in this book to everyone seeking to find more meaning in their faith and their journey to find God." --Patrick Ahern Transformation in our lives happens when we live with the confidence that "God is nothing but mercy and love." In this inspiring book, beloved author Patrick Ahern looks at the teachings of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, through the lens of his own personal experiences in which this "saint for our times" played such an important role for more than seventy years. With honesty and humility, he delves into the transformational love that infused her faith, led her to be named one of only four female Doctors of the Catholic Church, and gave Ahern's own journey direction and meaning. Ahern focuses on what he calls the three gifts of Thérèse: her universal appeal, her conviction, and her little way. Echoing Therese's recognition that bureaucracy, penances, rules and commandments miss the message of love that she knew to be true, he says, "She convinced me that someone as ordinary as I could aspire to the love of God, which filled her heart to overflowing." He hopes the same for his readers.
Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man" in 1930s England, Woolf challenges liberal orthodoxies and marshals vast research to make discomforting and still-challenging arguments about the relationship between gender and violence, and about the pieties of those who fail to see their complicity in war-making. This pacifist-feminist essay is a classic whose message resonates loudly in our contemporary global situation.Annotated and with an introduction by Jane Marcus
ANDRE NORTON, the celebrated author of Witch World and many other fantasy adventures, offers a new novel unique among her works, set in a realm not dissimilar to northern England in the sixteenth century. DRUCILLA, SABINA, and TAMARA, identical sisters born to Desmond, Earl of Skorpys, understand the price of being princesses in a domain bordered by fractious neighbors. For generations their land has been plagued by incursions, raiding parties, and more serious conflicts with Gurlyon, the land to their north. But when these three plucky young ladies are kidnapped as part of a plot to undermine their father's realm, they are taken to a mysterious region where they experience terrors unlike anything they could imagine. Their captors, fearing pursuit, thrust the princesses into a deep recess in a bizarre underworld called the Dismals. Once there, they must fend off hideous creatures and a young man who claims to be lord of this dark, forbidding place. Not sure whether he is friend or foe, they must depend on their wits, on one another, and on the mind-link that binds them together. Only thus can they escape the bizarre nether-realm they must traverse in search of a way home. Their travails test them in ways they cannot foresee, both physically and magically. Powerful forces work against them, but together they may yet escape and help right the wrong that brought them to the strange land in the first place.
From a New York Times bestselling favorite comes two beloved novels and one extraordinary novella, brought together for the first time in this special trade edition...
Teddy bears love having breakfast parties, and the more bears you knit, the bigger the party will be! Knit these bears in the softest alpaca yarn you can find. Whether you're making the bears for small or big children, the luxurious feel of the yarn will offer warmth and comfort with every cuddle.
Includes these three favorites: Interlude In Death, Midnight In Death, Haunted In Death Number-one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb delivers a potent combination of futuristic suspense, thrills, and passion in three stories featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
SECOND CHANCE AT MARRIAGE SECOND CHANCE AT MARRIAGE Three little orphans had one big, brawny cowboy wrapped around their fingers! Miranda Sykes was so happy that her estranged husband's dreams to be a daddy had finally come true. But her own dream to be a mother-and Brodie's beloved wife-was only temporarily hers.... Miranda knew Brodie had only welcomed her home to his Texas ranch so that they'd look like one big happy family to social services. But one big happy family they were! And now all she needed was for Brodie to welcome her home in his heart for a bright, new beginning....
In the old city of Peking, China there once lived three little girls whose names were Jade, Pearl and Jasmine. Play and learn with them.
Can first love turn into the real deal? Anything can happen in a sizzling new Fool's Gold story from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery. Isabel Beebe thinks she's cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another...man. So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then she'll pursue her real dreams. At least, that's the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling fourteen all over again..... Seeing Isabel all grown-up hits bodyguard trainer Ford like a sucker punch. Back when heartbreak made him join the military, her sweet letters kept him sane. Now he can't take his eyes-or his lips-off her. The man who gave up on love has a reason to stay in Fool's Gold forever-if three little words can convince Isabel to do the same.n Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook, along with her favorite recipes from the land of happy endings.
Sometimes real life is better than fictionSmall-town librarian Tess Bucek can't help it if her imagination runs wild. Fiction is simply more fun than reality. So when the mysterious Connor Reed wanders into her library she's sure he's up to no good. But it doesn't take long before she discovers Connor has come north to escape the notoriety that accompanied his involvement in a sensational trial.Now that he's here, Connor sees that Tess will be the perfect person to help him in a matter he prefers to keep quiet-not easy to do in a town where everyone knows your business.
It's never too late to make the best impulsive decision of your life. Jo Masters isn't the party girl she used to be, but now that she's a woman without obligations, she's ready to recapture a little of her misspent youth. Her niece's wedding, with its open bar and dark dance floor, proves to be the perfect opportunity to let loose. Gregory Stark is just trying to make it through his son's wedding day... and make some time with the gorgeous brunette on the bride's side of the aisle. His kid's wedding probably isn't the best occasion to put the moves on the sexy woman, who introduces herself only as 'Josie', but his best friend is closing in on her too and he has to act fast. With a couple of tequila shots under his belt, Greg propositions Josie -- and neither wants to refuse.
Nero Wolfe and sidekick Archie Goodwin attempt to solve three puzzling cases of murder: in one, a person's questions lead to his death; another finds a man killed in a soundproof office; and in the last, a baseball rookie is removed from the lineup through murder.
As readers, we respond to writing that is clear, direct, and coherent. As writers, we need to learn how to produce these qualities in our own work. Sometimes we lack the vocabulary for talking about writing especially about matters of style with our peers, editors, and collaborators. Learning new ways to talk about good writing simpli es the composition, editing and review processes. LRS provides writers with the tools to see and solve common problems.
Did you ever wonder why your dog sleeps so much? Perhaps your dog is bored. Maybe it's raining and your dog can't go outside. On days like this, you can always read a book. But most dogs can't read, even the smart ones. There is something really nice you can do for your dog, however. Sara Swan Miller and True Kelley have joined forces to create three new and funny dog adventures. Read your dog the stories in this book-and always remember to pet your dog while you read!
It's "one for all and all for one!" as D'Artagnan and his three pals follow a course of swashbuckling intrigue and adventure in 17th-centry France. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Three Musketeers, by French writer Alexandre Dumas, was first released in serial form in 1844, a year before Dumas' publication of The Count of Monte Cristo. The story was an instant success, largely due to Dumas' transformation of the historical fiction genre. In The Three Musketeers, contrary to popular practice at the time, history acted as a backdrop for the story rather than the primary element, making it a fun and accessible read. The story follows young d'Artagnan and his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis as they defend honor amidst the power struggles of 17th century France. Still popular with readers today, this classic is now available in a chic and affordable edition as part of the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics.
Three Negro Classics: Up from Slavery; The Souls of Black Folk; The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Manby Booker T. Washington James Weldon Johnson William E. B. Dubois
The book presents three Negro Classics: 1. "Up From Slavery"-The autobiography of Booker T Washington is a startling portrait of one of the great Americans of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. 2. "The Souls of Black Folk"- is a major sociological document and one of the momentous books in the mosaic of American literature, and 3. "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man"-is a remarkable human account of the life of black Americans in the early twentieth century.
For the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton's birth: her three greatest novels in a couture-inspired deluxe edition featuring a new introduction by Jonathan Franzen. Born into a distinguished New York family, Edith Wharton chronicled the lives of the wealthy, the well born, and the nouveau riches in fiction that often hinges on the collision of personal passion and social convention. This volume brings together her best-loved novels, all set in New York.The House of Mirth is the story of Lily Bart, who needs a rich husband but refuses to marry without both love and money. The Custom of the Country follows the marriages and affairs of Undine Spragg, who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating. The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence concerns the passionate bond that develops between the newly engaged Newland Archer and his finacée's cousin, the Countess Olenska, new to New York and newly divorced.
"Edith Wharton made the world of Old New York her own, the wealthy high society so powerfully depicted in these three elegantly ironic novels. " "Revolving around the marriage question, they explore the dilemma of women and men held within the rigid bounds of social convention. Thus in The House of Mirth, the novel that first brought Edith Wharton to fame, the complex, poignant heroine Lily Bart must either break away and find a more meaningful existence, or become a part of the superficial values of the nouveaux riches; in The Custom of the Country, the energetic and ambitious Undine Spragg works her way to wealth anti power through a succession of marriages; while Newland Archer in The Age of Innocence is caught in an agony of indecision: whether he should choose the duty of a socially approved marriage, or the love of a woman frowned upon by 'decent' society. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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