Dutiful wife Nola Stevens slices open the afternoon mail and rips apart her secure, but tedious, life in Seattle. Twenty-three years ago, she moved from her father’s house to her husband’s house, never pausing long enough to get to know the woman she saw in the mirror every morning. But now her marriage is over. Her ex-husband has moved on, leaving Nola parked on her friend Malia’s sofa bed until further notice. When Malia is summoned home to Maui for her father’s seventy-fifth birthday luau, she persuades Nola to come along. Hawaii astounds her—non-stop sunshine, aloha spirit, and a brawny sculptor who challenges her see it all, do it all, and love it all.
A northerner by birth, Willow moves south when she inherits her grandfather’s ice cream shop. From the slow southern dialect to the crazy drivers, Willow finds herself at odds with what most call “southern charm.” She becomes obsessed with cook-offs and bake-offs, wanting those trophies for her mantle. With the chili cook-off just around the corner, Willow manages to provoke one of the judges to a fit of road rage. When that judge ends up face down, dead, in a bowl of Willow’s chili, police chief Grice looks to the newest town resident as his number one suspect. Willow must find out who wanted Ms. Delonda Posey dead before the good citizens of Turtle, OK run her Yankee bottom out of town.
Honest Abe: The Man Who Led America Through its Greatest Moral, Political, and Constitutional Crisis
“Honest Abe” was written to act as your easy-to-read reference point that contains from cover to cover everything you need to know about the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. “Honest Abe” isn’t just a book of reference, though. Throughout the book, I have sought to paint the picture of the scenes I describe, so that this is more than an academic treatise that collects dust on your desk. This book is meant to be more of a movie, a movie that plays out in your head as you read its vivid details, so that you can feel that you were there as it was happening.
Twenty-nine-year-old Stevie Sinclair has just lost everything: her boyfriend, her apartment, even her ugly bird named Free. (Yeah, she knows it’s a stupid name, so don’t start.) But most importantly, Stevie’s lost herself.
As she shuffles through her days in worn-out Hello Kitty PJs—eating ice cream, sipping wine, and contemplating her next move—a magazine article catches her attention. Blaring black letters read: “How to Get Your Sexy Back in Six Easy Steps.”
Stevie studies the article in the trashy magazine like the good student she is and immediately knows what she has to do. With the magazine article in hand, and a bottle of red in her bag, Stevie embarks on a journey to reclaim her life and win back her ex.
Big data has more disruptive potential than any information technology developed in the past 40 years. As author Jeffrey Needham points out in this revealing book, big data can provide unprecedented visibility into the operational efficiency of enterprises and agencies.Disruptive Possibilities provides an historically-informed overview through a wide range of topics, from the evolution of commodity supercomputing and the simplicity of big data technology, to the ways conventional clouds differ from Hadoop analytics clouds. This relentlessly innovative form of computing will soon become standard practice for organizations of any size attempting to derive insight from the tsunami of data engulfing them.
Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who’s had a bad year. Her mom left, her dad is depressed, she’s graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.
Then she meets Caleb.
She saves his life and instantly knows there’s something about him that’s intriguing but she is supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally. They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes.
After five centuries, Rafe Alexander knows what to expect from life–boredom broken by the occasional call from Shifter Affairs. No matter how mundane the job, he always accepts their plea for help. He knows what it’s like to lose loved ones to the shifter trafficking rings decimating their species.
But the task that takes him to West Virginia changes everything. A human is dead. A shifter child is missing. And the human female connected to both tragedies is hiding a secret.
He needs to discover the mystery surrounding her. But the felines he houses–lion, tiger and jaguar–want him to get close to her for another reason.
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Indulge your inner vixen. You asked for naughtier lovers, with the same fierce loyalty as The Bradens – Meet the Wild Boys… Four sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. The WILD BOYS AFTER DARK series is loosely tied to the Love in Bloom series. If raw emotions, cursing, dirty-talk, or intense, passionate sex that sometimes includes a silk tie, turn you off, then the After Dark books are not for you. These are NOT BDSM books, but they’re hot, hot, hot.
Everything’s naughtier after dark…
No last names. No strings. No ties. Except of the silk variety.
FATALLY BOUND… by one mystery with deadly results.
A suspenseful and nerve-fraying murder mystery with an ingenious plot. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Roger Stelljes has crafted another addictive pulse-pounding thriller filled with his trademark twists and turns. Vince Flynn described Roger Stelljes as “A powerful new thriller voice.”
Agathe von Trapp, the oldest daughter in the Trapp Family Singers, offers readers the real story behind an American classic in her poignant and fascinating autobiography Memories Before and After The Sound of Music. The courageous family and events immortalized in the beloved Broadway musical and hit Hollywood film come vibrantly alive in these pages, and Agathe’s post-Sound of Music life is equally compelling.
Shiori Hirano and Knox Lofgren are left to run the martial arts program at Black Arts while Ronin Black travels. On the surface, the two highest ranked belts appear to cooperate—but in private, they butt heads constantly, despite the undeniable attraction between them. Soon their power exchanges start to make for a sweltering dynamic in the bedroom…
At first Knox is shocked to be living out his submissive desires, but Shiori sets out to prove that embracing his true sexual nature doesn’t make him a weak man. But even while their sexual relationship grants him a power and fulfillment he finds surprising, there’s no training regimen for the fight that comes with loving a strong woman…
Ana Belle never wanted anything more than to hang up her apron, jump on her Vespa and ride off into the sunset, leaving Sugartown in the dust.
Elijah Cade never wanted anything more than a hot meal, a side of hot arse and a soft place to lay his head at night where he could forget about his past.
But you know what they say about wanting: you always want what you can’t have.
Nineteen year-old virgin Ana is about to discover that’s not quite true because a six foot three, hotter than hell, tattooed, Aussie sex god just rode into town.
Once upon a time, if you owned a local bakery, you didn’t need a website. Now every bakery, car wash, dentist’s office, and nail salon has a website—and they need one in order to survive.
If you already understand your primary business, then your hard work is done. WordPress for Small Business will show you the rest. With step-by-step instructions and full-color screenshots, WordPress for Small Business helps you understand the WordPress options that are best for you, and shows you how to quickly build a dynamic web site that will improve your business.
Carter Pierce is a man who believes in signs. He just doesn’t know what to do with this one.
In the small town of Blue Moon Bend, where everybody is a matchmaker, Carter wants to be left alone to tend the family farm. After returning from Afghanistan with scars, his only goal is recovery. He doesn’t need any distractions, and definitely not one with silver-blonde hair and lips that beg to be kissed.
Summer Lentz is a journalist from the city sent to interview Carter and his family. She’s out of place in the small town, with her designer wardrobe and workaholic lifestyle. She asks too many questions and doesn’t take no for an answer, threatening to destroy the peace and balance that Carter has been working towards. She thwarts every attempt Carter makes to retreat back inside himself, somehow bringing him closer to being whole again.
The Burkett & Blue Definitive Guide to Securing Wealth to Last: Money Essentials for the Second Half of Life
With combined sales over the past twenty years of almost twelve million books, the two most revered and trusted names in Christian finance have teamed up to create THE book for building your solid financial future. Wealth to Last will equip readers with the knowledge, financial tools, and wisdom needed to ensure their fiscal well-being in the second half of life. In doing so, they will be better positioned to bless those generations that follow them with a legacy of stewardship and resources. Larry Burkett and Ron Blue, the primary trailblazers and leaders in Christian financial teaching, provide definitive direction and empowered confidence in building a financial portfolio that will provide for your family and help you to honor God.
Dating just got deadly…
Three years after the demise of her seventeen year marriage, Mandy Russell decides it’s time to jump back into the choppy waters of the dating world. Except there’s one problem—the small town she lives in offers few options. Persuaded by her best friend, Mandy reluctantly joins an online dating site.
Almost instantly, Mandy meets someone. Someone she connects with. Someone that makes her comfortable. Someone that has dark, sinister plans and desires for her. Unaware of what she’s about to encounter, Mandy is off to meet the possible man of her dreams.