Chrissie Kahan and Aaron Kahan flee to the beach after their latest fertility setback. The trials and tribulations they have undergone to become parents have worn them down. At the shore, they reflect on their harrowing journey and the harsh realities they faced.
Their story begins much earlier, when the couple fall in love. Both work in the educational system and both want to share their hearts and home with children. It doesn’t take long to realize that they are having trouble conceiving. Visits to the doctor confirm their fears: both Chrissie and Aaron have medical problems that affect their fertility. Both try surgery to correct their problems, but conception still doesn’t happen.
Chrissie and Aaron turn their sights to a different way to raise a child: the foster-care and adoption system. They are matched with two beautiful little girls, but their struggle isn’t over. As the two begin to process the change from fostering to adoption, they will face a foster-care system that doesn’t seem to care about their dreams or determination. The story that follows will show the love, hope, and perseverance of two people who never gave up on their goals.
Adelaide has it all. Youth, a loving family, an unconventional personality and a serious misconception about true love that makes her betrothed, the Duke of Bradford, a very dangerous man. However, shortly after her betrothal, she discovers she is in love with her friend since childhood, Jasper Fitzwilliam.
Jasper, the handsome Viscount Gillet, tries to warn Adelaide about the Duke but his efforts are fruitless: it’s too late now to call off the engagement. The evil Duke knows a well-kept secret — the financial ruination of Adelaide’s family — and threatens to destroy everyone she loves if they don’t comply with his sadistic wishes.
In this quest for salvation, where the stakes are high and time is his enemy, Jasper is the only one who can save her family…by offering his own sacrifice.
Twenty-four hours ago, Brielle stood helpless while an intruder murdered her mother. Her struggle to stay ahead of the psychopathic stalker seeking her DNA and birthright necessitates she flee her glass and concrete jungle.
Tiago, an immortal challenged with protecting the rainforest, faces a genius scientist who has created genetically specific bacteria and needs only the crystal worn by a foreigner to create hell on Earth.
Two strangers must learn to trust and work together in order to save the ones they love.
An exciting blend of action, adventure, and romance between a man not looking for love and a woman desperate to survive.
The last time I saw her, she was marked with blood.
Now she’s returned, along with my temptation.
Our touch is blasphemous.
They say she’s tainted, but they will not speak against me.
His holy blood is in my veins and my word is truth.
I’m the f*cking Prophet.
In 1865 Louisiana, Captain Robert Cooper from the Freedman’s Bureau is sent to investigate a rash of strange murders and disappearances. His unexpected arrival in Williamstown is met with a mix of anger and suspicion. With gangs of demobilized Confederate soldiers roaming the woods, Cooper is quick to realize that his job may be harder than first expected. Yet, the terror that plagues the farms and plantations around Williamstown cannot be easily explained away. Something is in the woods waiting for night to fall and the truth may be more terrifying than can be imagined.
Anthony Cochran is an internal auditor working for Goldman’s Investment Corp.
Or at least he used to. That was until he was wrongfully terminated.
Now Anthony is jobless with no prospects.
The economy is in “The Greatest Depression”. Jobs are scarce. Welfare is unavailable. And all hope is lost.
Anthony is left with only one option to survive: CRIME.
Unfortunately, Anthony is a straight-shooter whose biggest crime to date was driving too slowly.
Internal auditing is all he knows.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America’s most treasured writers.
Ryder Creed and his dogs have been making national headlines. They’ve intercepted several major drug stashes smuggled through Atlanta’s airport. But their newfound celebrity has also garnered some unwanted attention.
When Creed and one of his dogs are called in to search a commercial fishing vessel off the coast of Pensacola Beach, they discover a secret compartment. But the Colombian cartel’s latest shipment isn’t drugs. It’s human…
Meanwhile, FBI agent Maggie O’Dell is investigating a series of murders she suspects to be the work of a brutal assassin. By the time she uncovers a hit list with Creed’s name on it, it might be too late to help him. For someone is already on the way…
For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive.
Everyone tells him it’s time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible—that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive.
Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn’t. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope.
Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham. If anything happened to Phillip, Robert would look after his beloved wife, Miranda. She was his life, his world, his everything.
After the war, Robert is left to pick up the pieces and fulfill his pact. When he arrives at Miranda’s home in Galveston, Texas, things are worse than he imagined. Phillip’s name has been dragged through the mud, everyone in town believes him to be a traitor, and his widow is treated as an outcast. Even more disturbing is her emotional well-being. Miranda seems hopeless, lost, and so very alone.
Robert had thought his duty would be simple. He would help Miranda as quickly as possible in order to honor a promise. But the moment Robert laid eyes on her, his plans changed. He’s mesmerized by her beauty and yearns to help her in any way he can.
For Gabby Darwin, working as a paralegal for one of the most famous criminal lawyers in Chicago was a full-time job. J.D. was demanding, and never gave Gabby a thought—until the unforeseen happened and they were on a secret mission to Central America to track down terrorist kidnappers.
There, Gabby saw J. D.’s wildest, most dangerous side. She found out about his mercenary past, and saw real hunger for her growing in his dark, indulgent eyes. And she’d thought he was such a civilized man! Already J. D. had taken Gabby’s heart, leaving her helpless with fear and breathless with desire….
Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. So Naomi isn’t surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around “The Stump”-a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists-to protest a popular professor’s denial of tenure. A former student radical herself, Naomi admires the protestors’ passion, especially when her own daughter, Hannah, joins their ranks.
Then Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group’s leader, and the demonstration begins to consume Naomi’s life, destabilizing Webster College from the inside out. As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi must take increasingly desperate measures to protect her friends, colleagues, and family from an unknowable adversary.
Featuring a carefully curated reading treasury of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe, as well as practical parenting suggestions and inspiration, Give Your Child the World helps moms and dads raise insightful, compassionate kids who fall in love with the world and are prepared to change it for good.
Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul?
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When the supergiant star Antares exploded in 2512, the human colony on Alta found their pathway to the stars gone, isolating them from the rest of human space for more than a century.
When a powerful warship materializes in the system without warning, the commanders of the Altan Space Navy are alarmed. They dispatch one of Alta’s most powerful ships to investigate, only to discover the unknown behemoth is battered and helmed by a dead crew.
This is disturbing news for the Altans as the defeated battleship would have easily defeated the whole of the Altan navy on it’s own. And if that ship was able to stumble into the Altan system, so too could the force responsible for its destruction. Something must be done.
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