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from inside the book cover: When horses first appeared to the Blackfeet people, they thought the strange animals were large dogs sent as a gift from the sky - from Old Man, creator of all things. Splendid, sweeping watercolors and a poetic story that draws on both historical and legendary materials combine to remind us of the dignity, grace, and wonder of life on the American plains - long ago, but unforgettable.
17-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends most of her time tucked safely in the shadow of her outgoing sister, Bailey. Their mother left when Lennie was one, and their sisterhood - and the support of their wacky and loving Gran and perfectly Northern Californian hippie uncle - has pulled them through. So when Bailey suddenly dies, Lennie crumples. At first, it seems the only person who truly understands the depth of her loss is Bailey's ex-boyfriend, Toby. Their mutual grief turns into something that seems confusingly like romance. Then there's the nearly magical allure of Joe Fontaine, new boy in town and thrillingly talented musician, who is falling for Lennie as fast as she's falling for him. One boy is like the sun, the other the moon; one takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But Joe's been hurt before, and when he walks in on Lennie and Toby, Lennie is forced to take responsibility for her actions. What she discovers is not just love, but the strength to admit to her dreams of Julliard, confront her anger towards her mother, and ultimately, claim her rightful position as first clarinet - not just in the band, but in the crazy cacophony of her life.
THE MURDEROUS MONEY MACHINE. It was hotter than sex. It packed a bigger punch than the H-bomb. And best of all, it was worth a sky-high pile of blue chips for the company that could make and market the machine that could tap the full energy of the sun. Chemical Concepts was the lucky firm, and its gorgeous VP Kathleen O'Donnell wasn't going to let a few glitches like maybe burning the earth to cinders or sparking a thermonuclear war keep her from milking the machine for all the billions of bucks she thought it was worth. Only Remo and Chiun could stop this sexplosive lady executive from making the ultimate corporate killing-unless the dynamite O'Donnell used the burning power of the sun and the heavenly heat of her body to stop them first. ...
Filled with action, adventure, mystery, and historical detail, the Sackett series is a remarkable contribution by one of America's greatest storytellers.The Sky-linersFlagan and Galloway Sackett had made a deal to escort Judith Costello, the granddaughter of a wealthy Irish horse trader, to her father's home in Colorado. Flagan saw nothing but trouble in the pretty, fiery young woman, but they needed the horses. Unfortunately, Flagan was right, for Judith had fallen for James Black Fetchen, a charismatic gunman whose courtship hid the darkest of intentions. Flagan and Galloway could only guess why Judith was so important to Fetchen and what awaited them at her father's ranch. One thing Flagan knew for sure: the tough and spirited woman had won his heart. But could he trust her with his life?GallowayTrouble was following Flagan Sackett with a vengeance. Captured and tortured by a band of Apaches, he had escaped into the rugged San Juan country, where he would try to stay alive until his brother, Galloway, could find him. But the brothers were about to find worse trouble ahead. Their plan to establish a ranch had angered the Dunn clan, who had decided that the vast range would be theirs alone. Now Galloway and Flagan would face an enemy who killed for sport--but as long as other Sacketts lived, they would not fight alone....From the Paperback edition.
Dale Brown's powerful tale of America's greatest challenge since the Gulf War: a crisis on the oil-rich islands near China.
While vacationing in the Midwest with her friends, Nancy Drew investigates a mysterious magnetic cloud, searches for a hijacked plane, and hunts a horse thief. Weave in a little boy-girl getaway friendships and things get interesting when the hometown boyfriends show up.
Everything changes when a handsome stranger rides off into the night on Dusty's horse There's no way around it: Dusty's horse Tazz needs to be put down. Once a champion jumper, Tazz can barely walk now due to hoof pain. And that's not the only thing that's wrong in Dusty's life. Since her mother's death, Dusty's dad hasn't stopped drinking--even after his drunk driving put Dusty in the hospital with a now-chronic back injury. Why don't they just put me down too? she wonders. While Dusty is giving Tazz one last grooming, his ears suddenly prick up as a stranger approaches: a young boy with an otherworldly beauty. He offers to take Tazz with him, and the two race off into the distance as though Tazz were in perfect health, with the boy perched on his back. Who could this person be? And what is he doing here? It's only when Dusty returns to school the next day that she hears about the boy who was killed. When she sees his photo in the newspaper, she knows that he's the mysterious guy who rode off on Tazz. What she doesn't know is that he will soon return.
A starved, beaten, terrified little horse, headed for the slaughter house, is temporarily left at the riding stables of a Junior Cavalry unit by his dealer-owner. Impressed by his indomitable spirit and his "look of eagles," Colonel Brewster, Commandant of the riding unit, turns the pitiable animal over to his fifteen-year-old son, Tom, to try to rehabilitate the abused animal. Surprisingly, teen-age Pamela, who is nervous and uncertain, too, takes a significant part in the crucial weeks of patient, understanding effort that follow in trying to make the little bay live up to his name, Sky Rocket. Every bit of action in this moving story "might have happened" because the author has not only trained many thousands of boys and girls and hundreds of horses through her Mounted Troop riding classes, but the real Sky Rocket was her own horse, whose rehabilitation she skillfully and lovingly guided.
A tree stands on a hill by a river. As the sky changes, so does the tree, its branches filling with clouds, stars, snow, birds, mists, and the golden spring sun. One tree can mean many things. Thomas Locker's lyrical text records the changes in the tree's world just as simply as a child might observe them, and his magnificent paintings crystallize the natural phenomena that embellish the tree on each page. Questions at the bottom of each page lead to a unique discussion in the back of the book, where art and science are intertwined, and further depth is added to the wonder of Sky Tree.
As a world crumbles, beset by devastating natural catastrophes, three royal sisters must reclaim a lost magic to rescue their shattered home world from a plague of ancient malevolence, in this continuation of the magnificent Saga of the Trillium The story that began with Black Trillium--the brainchild of Julian May, Andre Norton, and Marion Zimmer Bradley, three of fantasy fiction's greats--takes glorious flight in Sky Trillium as author May carries the magnificent saga of magic, sisterhood, and destiny to breathtaking new heights. The Petals of the Living Trillium--Anigel the Queen, Kadiya the Warrior, and Haramis the Archimage--have defeated great evil to keep their realm safe, thanks in part to three magical talismans dating back to the War of Enchantment that nearly destroyed the world in the time of the Vanished Ones. Now, with one relic missing and another rendered powerless, the World of the Three Moons is vulnerable--and a devastating outbreak of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other natural disasters suggests that a dark and terrible magic is descending once again. The last hope for the planet's salvation lies in the fabled Sky Trillium, but its creation depends on the three sisters being able to recover what was stolen from them and escape the poisonous intrigues of the royal court, banding together one more time to forge a Scepter of Power. But the old wounds of an ancient war continue to fester--and the Star Men are waiting to see the Petals wither and fall.
Three sister-princesses... three magical talismans... one chance to save a world from utter annihilation: SKY TRILLIUM!<P> In the World of the Three Moons, an unknown evil stirs... and severe earthquakes, widespread volcanic eruptions, and disastrous weather rock the land...<P> Only the legendary Sky Trillium--made from the three talismans of the princesses Kadiya, Anigel, and Haramis--can heal the ancient wounds of the world. But Anigel's is missing, and Kadiya's talisman has lost its potency. Yet even if the sisters are able to regain all three of the talismans, will they be strong enough to control the awesome magic of the Sky Trillium? <P> Encounter the wondrous world of the Black Trillium, originally created by three of fantasy's stellar talents: Julian May, André Norton, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.
At two, Ian Maguire is both a beautiful and very gifted little boy, a child that his parents, Monica and Forrest, are justifiably proud of. But Ian is special in other ways. Increasingly unresponsive to the world around him, he is content only when alone, rocking in his crib or playing obsessively with his favorite toy, a pocket mirror of his mother's. Forrest, preoccupied with his high- pressure job, refuses to see anything unusual about his son's behavior, and retreats ever further into his work. Monica, more anxious than even she will admit, finally takes Ian to be tested. The results are shattering. Her son, the doctors tell her, is probably autistic, certainly psychotic, and there is little hope of improvement. Confirming her deepest fears, the diagnosis plunges Monica into an agony of uncertainty and guilt. Is Ian's sickness the consequence of Forrest's remoteness, or must she now reveal a secret about Ian's birth she has kept even from her husband? Confused, her marriage coming apart, Monica sets out to find her own answers. She takes Ian to Galveston Bay, to a place she knew as a child, and, in a startling climax, she discovers the love and understanding they have both needed so badly.
Taken into her uncle Robert's New Orleans household, Skye Cameron finds her own future is just one of many lives he expects to manipulate. There is even a good-looking and compliant young man on hand for her to marry. But there is another man in town whose presence is as inescapable as his reputation. It is said he has been in prison for murder and worse out West. He is a great sardonic brute of a man and the minute Skye looks into his intensely blue eyes she knows her destiny-whether to love or to hate-is irrevocably linked with his. No woman could ever be indifferent to such a man as Justin Law ...
They are the women of Primrose Creek, and their strength and passion is a match for the Nevada frontier they call home. Linda Lael Miller masterfully captures the hardships and dangers of a country swept by the winds of war -- and the daring and determination, the hopes and dreams of four unforgettable women -- in a thrilling new series. Skye McQuarry's heart belongs to one man -- Primrose Creek's lumber baron, Jake Vigil. After a shattering heartbreak in his past, Jake vowed to never again take a chance on love -- until he came to know beautiful Skye. But their delicate bond faces the ultimate test when a business deal threatens to tear them apart -- and battle lines are drawn between two passionate hearts. Skye is determined to stand her ground. Then a surprise from Jake's past unexpectedly comes to her -- a discovery that may be just the key to unlocking the true, deep, and trusting love that she knows lives deep within Jake Vigil. Be sure to read all of Linda Lael Miller's splendid Primrose Creek novels!
For Skye Delano, the hunt and the kill are sometimes inexorably tied together. Her origins shrouded behind an impenetrable wall of mental pain, Skye has survived and evolved into a tracker, a hunter who metes out justice to those who prey on the helpless. Alone but not lonely, she's been content with her life. But now her body is changing and there's an underlying craving that's left her restless. She needs to take a mate--or rather, two mates...Detective Rico Santana wants and needs Skye for himself, and to track a couple of kids who have gone missing. In all the centuries that Giovanni Banderali has been alive, he's never desired any woman enough to bind her to him as a companion. That changed the moment he saw Skye. She's a threat to the fledgling vampires he's searching for, but nothing will stop him from claiming her-not even the Angelini blood that flows through her veins. Adversaries, natural enemies-dangerous allies--the bond that links them is stronger than lust, more powerful than love. When an Angelini chooses a mate, no man can resist.
When an important space mission is sabotaged at Cape Canaveral, the Hardy boys are called in to investigate.
Nance delivers another sturdy volume in a subgenre he has established almost singlehandedly, the aviation thriller. His latest (and 10th) adventure lacks the race-against-the-clock pulse of previous bestsellers Medusa's Child and Pandora's Clock, but offers parallel puzzles that gradually interlock as layers of deception are peeled away. The title refers to a new high-tech computer program, the brainchild of handsome nerd Dr. Ben Cole, designed to save planes having flight trouble. A test run over the Gulf of Alaska goes horribly awry, with nearly fatal consequences, shaking Cole's confidence and sending him back to the drawing board. Not far away, on the same day, veteran pilot Arlie Rosen inexplicably goes down in his private plane with his wife, Rachel, the only passenger. Daughter April and her best friend, Gracie, are relieved when Arlie and Rachel escape with their lives, until federal aviation officials begin probing the crash and threaten to take away Arlie's pilot's license. Jeopardizing her own new job as vice-president of Empress Cruise Lines, perky April doggedly investigates, determined to save her father from a fate he considers little worse than death. Both Ben's and April's probes lead them to Washington, but the merging of the plot threads doesn't occur until deep into the novel. Nance has removed the proverbial ticking bomb, but hasn't developed his characters fully enough to fill the resulting void. A pleasant surprise is the lack of romance between Ben and April (a near-inevitability in the genre). Instead, Gracie steps up to aid April in sleuthing to save dad. Their sister act provides some additional breezy energy in the last half. Nance offers his usual abundance of authentic aviation detail as well as a few final twists.
When Ben finds mysterious footprints in the grass next to the pool, he knows someone is living in the woods. But Ben's not at all sure he wants to investigate: it's dark and creepy in there and the thought of it makes him all trembly. Then, early one morning, while watching from the safety of his bedroom, he spots her. She looks normal enough but who is she and why is she living out there? Ben knows now that he must explore. And so begins his secret and magical friendship with Elf the mystery girl.
Sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall. When a drought tests the commitment of a mail-order bride from Maine to her new home on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family.
She'd risk everything to save her son. He'd risk everything for a second chance... Not a day has gone by without Stephen Ball thinking of the alluring girl who stole his heart and then married another. Now that Lady Laura Skylark needs his help, he plans to protect her son-and then seize the fiery passion that still burns between them. As Laura and Stephen embark on a daring quest, they will find themselves on a dangerous journey into their most secret and sensual desires. . . .
Skylar, the youngest Belle daughter, is known as the rebellious sister. But her days of sowing wild oats are over--now her life's about running the family ranch and keeping her four-year-old daughter safe. And Skylar doesn't feel very safe around Cooper Yates, High Five's foreman...and a former criminal.Cooper can't shake his reputation as an outlaw. Being framed for a crime he didn't commit is one thing. A stubborn boss lady making him feel he doesn't belong on the ranch--the only home he's known in years--is another.But when danger threatens her child, Cooper has a chance to show Skylar what really separates the good guys from the bad.
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Loner Sky Buchanan was sure that his encounter with beguiling Meredith Warner was just a beautiful memory -- until the day she returned to town, expecting his child! <P> Sky had never planned on kids -- nor wanted a wife. Still, the thought of his baby cradled in Meredith's gentle embrace -- and Meredith in his own -- spurred him to propose. But how dare she refuse -- didn't she know how many others had longed to hear those words? <P> Yet Meredith insisted on more than "I do" -- she wanted the other words. Was there a chance she'd ever get them?
Most corporations hand out bonus checks or gift certificates for Christmas, but Wolfe Industries hands out drama. Skyscraper chronicles the week before the annual Christmas party at Wolfe Industries, an African American-owned automobile manufacturer. Chico, a nineteen-year-old mail-room clerk who still lives with his overprotective mother, is the typical young man when it comes to sex. He doesn't turn it down. So, when Zetta Wolfe, the wife of CEO Tomalis Wolfe, attempts to seduce him, he jumps at the opportunity. Meanwhile, Anastasia, a twenty-five-year-old secretary, along with her best friend and coworker, Shakia, spends her nights in the secret penthouse maintained by Wolfe executives for partying and wild sex. She has higher aspirations though -- she wants to be the next wife of the CEO. Tomalis has never actually participated in the in-office sexual activities, but Anastasia plans to seduce him by the end of the year. Diana, a thirty-five-year-old single mother is frustrated with her current position as an executive assistant. Every time she approaches her boss, Bradford, about the possibility of a promotion, he makes her promises that he never keeps. Meanwhile, Edmund, a parking-garage attendant, has the hots for her, but she won't give him the time of day. That is until two of her girlfriends drag her to a holiday cabaret and she discovers another sexier side to this blue-collar man. The week leading up to the Wolfe Industries annual Christmas party is unforgettable, as the lives of four people who have barely interacted with one another in the past begin to cross paths in the most disturbing ways. By the time the party is over, they will be lucky if the skyscraper is still standing.
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