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Sins of Innocence

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Jean Stone
In Jean Stone's moving novel of what might have been, four very different women with one very powerful thing in common are reunitedwith one another, and with the children they gave up for adoption. Jess has led a charmed life, but now that her beautiful teenage daughter is pregnant, all she can think of is the baby she gave away. Susan lost one child years ago, and now, as a divorced college professor, she's terrified of losing another. P.J. overcame an unwanted pregnancy to become a high-powered art director, but her whirlwind life is halted by an unsettling discovery. Ginny makes an unlikely Hollywood wife, but men, money, and four marriages can't erase the horrors of her pastor satisfy her need for love. Twenty-five years ago, they met in a home for unwed mothers. At the time, all they had to hold on to was one another. Now Jess, Susan, P.J., and Ginny must find the courage to face the past: The date is set for a reunion with the children they have never known. And no matter what happens, their lives will never be the same.Jess's story continues in Jean Stone's Tides of the Heart! Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Trying to Score, Long Simmering Spring, and Scarlet Lady.

Hint of Mischief

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Katie Rose
In Katie Rose's utterly irresistible tale of New York City in the ';Age of Innocence,' a lady who talks to the dead discovers that earthly pleasures can be downright heavenly. For the bewitching Jennifer Appleton and her charming sisters, there is nothing the least bit wicked about holding a seance. They conjure up spirits who happen to offer the matrons of Victorian Manhattan a great deal of comfort. Besides, young ladies have to make a living somehow. So it's something of a shock when a handsome, furious stranger shows up at their door, lobbing accusations of fraudand his remarkably compelling gazeat lovely, wide-eyed Jennifer. Convinced that Jennifer has swindled his grieving mother out of a sizable sum, Gabriel Forester is prepared to put her out of business for good. But the lady he confronts is a total revelationand a surprising temptation. As passion flares unexpectedly, the fiery opponents are drawn into a devilish game of seduction. Now Gabriel and Jennifer must learn to forget the ghostly voices of the past . . . and listen to their beating hearts. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Trying to Score, Long Simmering Spring, and Scarlet Lady.

Quiet Place in a Crazy World

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni shares sensitive reflections on the wonder of God's presence and encourages us, in practical ways, to commune with Him regularly and catch heaven's quiet fragrance in the midst of our crazy, bustling world.

Antony and Cleopatra

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: William Shakespeare
A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one of Shakespeare's greatest female charactersthe seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The Roman leader Mark Antony, a virtual prisoner of his passion for her, is a man torn between pleasure and virtue, between sensual indolence and duty . . . between an empire and love. Bold, rich, and splendid in its setting and emotions, Antony And Cleopatra ranks among Shakespeare's supreme achievements.

Othello

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: David Scott Kastan
Though this great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor, its story of the doomed marriage of a Venetian senators daughter, Desdemona, to a Moorish general, Othello, is especially relevant to modern audiences. The differences in race and background create an initial tension that allows the horrifyingly envious villain Iago methodically to promote the green-eyed monster jealousy, until, in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history, the noble Moor destroys the woman he lovesonly to discover too late that she was innocent.Each Edition Includes: Comprehensive explanatory notes Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

And Babies Make Four

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Ruth Owen
Ruth Owen weaves an irresistible story of unexpected passion in the steamy heat of an island paradise. Dr. Noel Revere knows she's asking for trouble when she volunteers to shepherd two very preciousand very secretpieces of cargo through the heart of an unspoiled rainforest. The mission is vital to her employer, and there are more than a few superstitious natives who would rather keep her out of their sacred lands. What she doesn't count on is her guide: a rude, rugged, and yes, ripped former soldier who intends to make her life difficultsomething that seems to come to him quite easily. So how can a man this dangerous make her feel so safe? Sam Donovan is hiding here on this isolated islandavoiding the past, avoiding the rules, maybe even avoiding life altogether. Then he's thrown for a loop: Why on earth is Noelsorry, Dr. Revereso damn irresistible to him? Proper, sophisticated, stubborn, she represents every area where he went wrong before. And yet for this woman, he'll do anything to make things right, even if it means risking life and limb to win her trust . . . and possibly, her heart. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Trying to Score, Flirting with Disaster, and Long Simmering Spring.

Spoiled Rotten

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Fred G. Gosman
It starts with designer diapers. It extends to extravagant birthday parties, leads to boorish behavior and plummeting grades. What is the problem here? It's what we are doing to our children by not having the smarts to set boundaries, impose rules, and give them the firm, unwavering guidance they really need.Finally, someone has written a book to help beleaguered parents take back their homes and their children. With specific tactics, unforgettable one-liners, and dead-on-target advice, Fred Gosman shows you how to manage your children.

Вариант решения

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Дмитрий Федотов
– Во что же ты вляпался на этот раз, Сэм?..»

Ио, мой Ио

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Татьяна Томах
Но Агата как будто чувствовала ветер, играющий с рыжей мерцающей пылью – губами, лёгкими, кожей…»

3SqMeals – Food for Thought – Volume 1

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Olarewaju Oladipo
3SqMeals started as a one person's quest - Dr. O', to spread original messages of hope,optimism, wisdom, and encouragement all over the world. Filled with a desire to reach asmany people as possible, the thought of tweeting the messages came to mind. The goal was simple - to offer original quotes and messages up to three times daily allover the world using the platform of social media. The messages and quotes areapplicable to daily living. Over a thousand quotes and messages have been written sinceit started. To this day, the quotes and messages continue to be posted daily viaTwitter @3SqMeals. Our mission at 3SqMeals is 'Improving the World with Words

Племенной скот

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Наталья Лебедева
Большинство же людей или погибает во время катастрофы, или переселяется в деревни. Им приходится забыть о благах цивилизации, и всего за какую-то сотню лет жизнь в деревнях откатывается на уровень былинно-сказочной Руси. В городе назревает острая проблема: перестают рождаться здоровые дети, женщин поражает бесплодие. И тогда, пользуясь новейшей техникой, цивилизованные горожане начинают совершать набеги на села и похищать младенцев. В таких непростых условиях завязывается история любви деревенской девушки Алены и горожанина Андрея…

Разделяющий нож: В пути

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: А. Александрова
Теперь им предстоит совершить практически невозможное – прекратить давнюю вражду между обитателями лесов и приречий и родным народом Дага – тысячелетиями сдерживавшим демонов силой могущественных и жестоких магов, способных управлять Силой самой земли…

Час быка

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Иван Ефремов
В советское время эта книга была изъята из магазинов и библиотек практически сразу после своего выхода в свет. О ней молчали критики, а после смерти автора у него на квартире был произведен обыск с целью найти доказательства связи Ивана Ефремова с тайным антисоветским обществом. Ведь под маской фантастики писатель отважился изобразить советское общество во всей его уродливости и показать, каким трагическим может стать его финал. Если, конечно, не найдутся в космосе люди, которые ценою собственной жизни помогут сломить тоталитарный режим.

Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Nicole Faires
Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a solar oven? Store food without electricity? Raise a water buffalo? Make fine linen from stinging nettle? Make your own shampoo? Deliver a baby? Is it possible to be totally self-sufficient? This massive, full-color book answers all these questions and thousands more and includes checklists, diagrams, and instructions on how to buy a sheep. All of the information included meets these criteria: It is something that anyone can do, without special training. It can be done with relatively few supplies or with stuff you can make yourself. It has been tried and testedeither by the author, the military, doctors, or other homesteaders. The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading is not a storybook or a cookbook. It is a practical guide with nitty-gritty details on everything a homesteader can do, step-by-step with hundreds of color illustrations and pen and ink sketches. You can do it! This book can help.

Watch

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: F. J. Britten
Widely regarded as one of the most famous and useful encyclopedias on watch- and clock-making, this eleventh edition of the regularly updated guide was first published in 1907. This is the final edition Britten completed before his death in 1913, and it is full of classic information on tools, repairs, terms, and definitions. Brittens book is the only place to get invaluable information on watch- and clock-making techniques and technology of the early-twentieth century and be-fore. The Watch and Clock Makers Handbook, Dictionary, and Guide is an important resource for hobbyists, artists, antique dealers, history buffs, students, and horologistsamateur and professional alike.

Tent Life in Siberia

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: George Kennan
This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

Sailing Ships of New England 1606-1907

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: John Robinson
Gathered from museums and private collections, the hundreds of images here are a reminder of a time when sailing was central to the life and growth of New England. Including paintings and photographs of vessels built, owned, or commanded by New England men, these illustrations will fascinate anyone who imagines harbors filled with tall ships. Some of the pieces reproduced were completed in the ports of Marseilles, Genoa, Leghorn, Trieste, Smyrna, and Hong Kong; also included is the oldest known painting of a New England vessel, the ship Bethe, of Boston, painted in 1748. An extensive introduction discusses a wide range of vessels, and there are sailors histories, adventure stories, and tales of maritime disaster. With more than 300 illustrations, this book will appeal to both historians and casual lovers of nautical life.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Mets by the Numbers

Жанр: sf_social
Автор: Jon Springer
This is the first team history of the New York Metsor any other teamto be told through a lighthearted analysis of uniform numbers. Ordinary club histories proceed year by year to give the big picture. Mets by the Numbers uses jersey numbers to tell the little storiesthe ones the fans loveof the team and its players. This is a catalog of the more than 700 Mets who have played since 1962, but it is far from just a list of No. 18s and 41s. Mets by the Numbers celebrates the team's greatest players, critiques numbers that have failed to attract talent, and singles out particularly productive numbers, and numbers that had really big nights. With coverage of superstitions, prolific jersey-wearers, the ever-changing Mets uniform, and significant Mets numbers not associated with uniforms, this book is a fascinating alternative history of the Amazin's. 75 b/w photographs.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


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