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Based on a true story: A magnificent portrayal of chaos, darkness, and adventure in Asia's Golden Triangle as the war wages in VietnamAdrift at the end of the Vietnam War, Paul Roberts and his girlfriend, Fay, are arrested at the Burmese-Thai border for smuggling a couple of ounces of hashish. Stranded in a small Thai prison, they become part of a grisly contest played out by opium warlords, corrupt border patrol police, and two AWOL GIs. The war echoes through their intrigues and jailbreak attempts, especially when a regiment of North Vietnamese joins the skirmish.Transcending the adventure story, John Balaban's lyric prose conjures beautiful and frightening images, evoking the Golden Triangle's jungle as well as the complex hazards of the opium trade.
Never before have we read such jarring headlines, distressing news analyses, or dire predictions concerning the world's financial future. The American housing market -- or, more sentimentally, the American dream -- began to collapse in 2006, taking with it large chunks of the global financial system. Millions of jobs worldwide have vanished forever. Did Bible prophecy predict this catastrophe? Are there biblical clues to how soon, if ever, a viable, long-term recovery can be sustained? Is the financial collapse just one of several signs that we are living in the final days of Earth's history In THE COMING ECONOMIC ARMAGEDDON, David Jeremiah says we can know the meaning behind what we see in the daily news -- and understand and prepare for living in the New Global Economy.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award! A thrilling, page-turning piece of writing that describes the forces conspiring to tear apart the United States--with the disintegrating political processes and rising tempers finally erupting at Bull Run. " . . . a major work by a major writer, a superb recreation of the twelve crucial months that opened the Civil War." --The New York Times
The Coming Generational Storm has been revised and updated and includes a new foreword by the authors. In 2030, as 77 million baby boomers hobble into old age, walkers will outnumber strollers.
This book visualises the danger that mankind might face in the future from the drastic effects of global warming, in the form of disturbed global weather and a devastating global superstorm, which can give rise to an endless global flood situation.
Back Cover: "WHAT IF HER CHILDHOOD WASN'T THE WAY SHE REMEMBERED IT? Growing up in Palmer Lake, Colorado, Jessica Lehman and Andy McCormick were practically inseparable. But when tragedy struck, their childhood friendship was torn apart. Now, more than a decade later, Jessie's search for the truth about her family has brought the two again. With Andy's support, Jessie must summon the courage to face the specter that has haunted her dreams and tormented her waking hours. Yet she fears what her quest might uncover. Andy, however, fears something far different. As his feelings for Jessie begin to grow beyond friendship, how will he ever manage to protect her--not from her past... but from her future?"
Rock Bay: Book OneTallis Carrington ruled Rock Bay with his gang of jocks and an iron fist--until a scandal destroyed his family's name. Ten years later Tallis is dead broke, newly homeless, and on the walk of shame to end all walks of shame. He needs money and needs it fast, and Rock Bay is the only home he knows. But the people of Rock Bay haven't forgotten him--or the spoiled brat he used to be. The only person in town willing to overlook his past is Lex, the new coffee shop owner, who offers Tally a job even though he appears to despise Tally based on his reputation alone. When Tally discovers his gorgeous boss is the kid he tortured back in high school, Lex's hot and cold routine finally makes sense. Now Tally has to pull out all the stops to prove he was never really the jerk he seemed to be. After all, if he can win Lex's heart, the rest of the town should be a piece of coffee cake. Winner in the 2013 Rainbow Awards.Second: Best LGBT Cover - Design
Two sisters ... two very different lives. Alison's American dream is in tatters. Her highflying career is on the skids and her Upper East Side apartment is now way beyond her means. But pride prevents her from telling her family back home just how bad things are. Olivia is fraught trying to juggle family, career, preparations for Christmas and organize a surprise party for their mother's seventieth birthday. How she envies, and sometimes resents, her sister Alison and her life of excitement and affluence in New York. Coming home is the last thing Alison wants to do, especially now that she's met a rather attractive neighbour. But family ties are strong. Alison and Olivia must sort their differences, throw a party and Christmas might just bring changes for Alison that she could never have imagined ...
Reread Jean Brashear's fanfavourite Superromance Coming Home. A house filled to the rafters with love. That was all Cleo Channing ever wanted. And when Malcolm Channing walked into her life and swept her off her feet, she soon had it allthe house, an adoring husband, three beautiful children. But their firstborn was a troubled girl, who brought the family unimaginable pain. Finally there was nothing left for Cleo and Malcolm to do but dismantle the house built on love…and for them all to go their separate ways. Now their daughter has returned, forcing Cleo's and Malcolm's worlds to intersect once again. Making them wonder if their familyand their loveever truly died. Maybe sorting through the ashes of the past can usher in a new era of hope. Except, the treacherous issues that once drove them apart still remain…. Originally published in 2005
A house filled to the rafters with love. That was all Cleo Channing ever wanted. And when Malcolm Channing walked into her life and swept her off her feet, she soon had it all-the house, an adoring husband, three beautiful children.But their firstborn was a troubled girl, who brought the family unimaginable pain. Finally there was nothing left for Cleo and Malcolm to do but dismantle the house built on love...and for them all to go their separate ways.Now their daughter has returned, forcing Cleo's and Malcolm's worlds to intersect once again. Making them wonder if their family-and their love-ever truly died.Maybe sorting through the ashes of the past can usher in a new era of hope. Except, the treacherous issues that once drove them apart still remain....
After the revelation of a family secret shook his faith to the core, Keith Castle tried to run away from his pain. But time, work, and distance have not healed his emotional and spiritual wounds. Lonely and bitter, he returns home to Oregon, where his childhood friend Katie Brannigan has spent years trying to heal from the hurt of his abandonment. When Keith suddenly reappears, Katie finds herself struggling with strong feelings for him. . . and a deep fear that he will leave her again. Together, Keith and Katie could find healing and learn that in his own timing, God works all things to good. But can Katie bring herself to give love one more chance?
No woman ever really forgets her first love. Callie Sorenson is no exception. Hers was tall, tanned, and - as her older brother's best friend - completely off limits.Danny McCutcheon.It's a name that Callie hasn't spoken in years, even if the man to whom it belongs has never really been all that far from her thoughts. Or her heart. But now a twist of fate will bring her back to the childhood home she left behind years ago, and to the hometown boy for whom she secretly longed.When her mother takes a bad fall and breaks her hip, Callie leaves the bright lights of New York City to fly back west and help with the rehabilitation. It's a tense homecoming due to a long time estrangement between mother and daughter, and it drives Callie to confront both a painful personal loss and her unanswered questions about the father who abandoned her when she was just a child.It also brings her face to face with Danny again, and Callie quickly realizes that old feelings die hard.But for Danny, it's new feelings that are a problem. Callie is not the young girl he remembers but a woman now, and a very desirable one. They both have reasons to fight the growing attraction between them, but the temptation may just prove to be too much to resist, despite some very real risk to their hearts. The past casts a long shadow over the future, though, and Callie will have to overcome it or else face losing the one man who means the most to her.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
The conclusion of the savage, sensual Surrender trilogy in which betrayal, pain, and vengeance threaten to destroy a passion between two damaged souls#133; Evelyn #147;Scout” Keats thought she finally found her long-sought happiness in billionaire Lucian Patras. But even though Lucian has always treated her like a queen, she has discovered she is nothing more than a pawn in his own secret game. Worse, her long-time friend and supposed shining knight, Parker Hughes has also used her for his own interests by playing a part in Lucian’s game. Everyone’s honor is suspect, and no one can be trusted. It is Scout’s worst nightmare come to life. As she struggles to comprehend the cost of a broken heart and the value of love, she must choose, once and for all, how much her pride can endure#151;and how much she is willing to risk to be truly happy.
World-famous model Roxy Ballinger returns to her hometown longing for peace and quiet. But when she crosses paths with Deputy Sheriff Jeb Delaney, he's the one man she doesn't want to see--or desire.
But after years in seclusion, his sister's wedding draws him to St. Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay. Though he swears he isn't interested in finding love again, Grady can't ignore the mutual sparks that fly when he meets Vanessa Keaton. Although her past was marked by bad choices, Vanessa has found that coming to St. Dennis is the best decision she's ever made. Bling, her trendy boutique, is a success with tourists as well as with the townspeople. She's made friends, has a home she loves, and has established a life for herself far from the nightmare she left behind. The last thing she's looking for is romance, but the hot new man in town is hard to resist. And when Vanessa's past catches up with her, Grady finds that he's unwilling to let her become a victim again. As together they fight her demons, Grady and Vanessa discover that life still holds some surprises and that love doesn't always have to hurt.
TRUE LOVE IN HIS STOCKING? They say you can't go home again, but Keith O'Connell wasn't worried about staying. He was just back in town to sell his late mother's house and try to avoid old emotions. Of course, hiring estate sale specialist Kenzie Bradshaw meant the possibility of creating new memories before he left. Especially once the Matchmaking Mamas hatched a plan. Kenzie Bradshaw was used to the turmoil involved in estate sales, though she'd never had a client like Keith. He wanted everything gone. She knew, however, there were some things-some memories-he shouldn't lose. Convincing him to spend one last Christmas in his family's home could melt his hardened heart. But would it bring back the man she used to know and love?
Three stories salute the romance of holiday homecomings Christmas Angel by Lindsay McKenna When Navy SEAL Kyle Anderson gets a call saying Anna Campbell needs him, he doesn't think twice. On the Montana ranch where they grew up, holiday magic permeates every acre, kindling long-awaited love. But will duty trump desire? Unexpected Gift by Delores Fossen Tailed by a camera crew, Air Force Captain Gabe Brenner returns to Texas to deliver a Christmas message to his best friend's sister Kelly Coburn. But she's had her own delivery: beautiful baby Noel...Gabe's daughter. Navy Joy by Geri Krotow Chief Petty Officer Ian Cairne arrives stateside for Christmas with a four-legged friend: his late buddy's military service dog. Fortunately, the beautiful town vet Wendi Cooper is willing to take this odd couple into her home-and her heart.
No one captures the delights of the hoilday Season like #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels...Silver Bells For years, movie star Amy Lee wondered what it would be like to leave her shallow Hollywood life and go back home to Apple Valley, Pennsylvania. This Christmas, she plans to find out. And Hank Anders, her high school boyfriend, is now ready to give her a welcome she'll never forget . . . Snow AngelsThe only way irresistibly handsome Olympic skier Max Jorgenson wants to spend Christmas is . . . alone. But when social worker Grace Landry stumbles into his log cabin during a snowstorm, an unexpected magic rekindles his heart, his hopes, and the sweetest of Christmas dreams . . .Holiday Magic Ski shop manager Stephanie Marshall is counting on a holiday bonus so she can put a down payment on a home for herself and her daughters. But her handsome boss, Eddie O'Brien, has his own Christmas wish-one that could lead to a lifetime of loving . . .
Today in increasing numbers, terminally ill people are choosing to spend their last days at home in the warmth of familiar surroundings, rather than in an impersonal hospital or nursing home. Coming Home will provide you with information, inspiration and sensitive yet straightforward answers to questions such as: Can I handle a home death? How do I deal with my grief? Can we afford to stay at home? Can I give an injection? Can pain be controlled at home? How can I find meaning in the dying process? How do I prevent bedsores? What do I need to know about legal issues? First published in 1981, this groundbreaking step-by-step guide has been used to train hospice staff and volunteers for three decades. Like a supportive friend sitting with you at the kitchen table, Deborah Duda helps you to create an experience that makes your loved one's final weeks as comfortable and meaningful as possible.
The Secret That Tamed Him? Renowned horse trainer Kade Quinn has always been hard to pin down.<P><P>But when the wealthy drifter discovers he has a son, and that beautiful Bridget Wells is the child's mother, it's time for a major rethink of his priorities. This time, he's ready to be there for his found family and let himself fall for Bridget all over again. But Kade ran once. Can Bridget risk a replay? She's on the fence about trusting this still irresistible man, but boy, it feels good to come home to a cowboy, and a father for her child...
Are you as close to God as you would like to be? Few Christians would claim to have fallen into overt sin, but many of us have allowed busyness, materialism, and the pursuit of pleasure to erode our spiritual lives. If you have been sidetracked from your journey with God, there is a pathway that leads home. Coming Homeoffers step-by-step guidance and encouragement to lead you back to your waiting Father. “Spiritual rain for your heart’s desert. Robert Jeffress is a world-class storyteller. Offers an easy to read, conscience-pricking pathway back to the heavenly Father who loves us. ” --Bobb Biehl, President, Masterplanning Group International “For those who have strayed…Coming Homeis worthy of your reading. ” --Adrian Rogers, Host, “Love Worth Finding” “Robert Jeffress is right: living a God-honoring life is ‘no game for sissies. ’ Both the culture in which we live and our own natural bent toward sin pull us away from the God we mean to follow. Coming Homepoints wandering believers back to a Father who not only waits, but welcomes us home again with open arms. ” --Ed Young, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Houston
The no-holds-barred memoir from the beloved music superstar. From the heart of one of the most beloved performers in music comes a candid memoir of professional triumph, private heartbreak, and personal victory-a coming-of-age account of a very private search for harmony and a very public rise to fame. Coming Home to Myselfis the result of that emotional journey-a song of personal discovery that taught Wynonna Judd to love not just what she does, but who she is. From a truly exceptional woman comes an unexpected memoir of survival, strength, hope, and forgiveness, filled with an exultant and empowering message certain to resonate with those who have dreamed of finding themselves, and who only needed the courage and inspiration to begin their own journey.
Stories take us into other worlds so that we may experience our own more deeply. Master storyteller Geoff Mead brings the reader inside the experience of telling and listening to a story. He shows how stories and storytelling engage our imaginations, strengthen communities and bring adventure and joy into our lives. The narrative is interspersed with consummate retellings of traditional tales from all over the world.
Ellie and the Lawman Leaving behind her big city life, Ellie Buckton can't wait to return to Blue Thorn Ranch-the place she's always considered home, and the perfect place to mend her wounded heart. But she's unprepared for the instant sparks she feels with the town's new lawman, Nash Larson. Strong and steady Nash doesn't want any attachments in his temporary posting. Not with the troubled teens he and Ellie are drafted to work with. And especially not with Ellie or the undeniable feelings she inspires within him. Nash likes to play by the book. But law and order can't always rule when love is concerned...
Love, Marriage...Baby? Plus-size model Jodie Marsh knows she wants these things -- in the future. But when she becomes pregnant after a wild weekend with confirmed bachelor Travis Whitaker, she has to get married now to save her professional image as America's Girl Next Door. To her surprise, Travis agrees to marry her, but on one condition -- he doesn't want a marriage of convenience. He wants to make their relationship real. So Jodie's got the baby and she's got the man. But will she find the first part of the equation -- true love? It looks as if Jodie just may get what she wants -- albeit in the wrong order!
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