A selfless act of bravery had propelled Seattle schoolteacher Claire Grant into the center of a terrorist manhunt. Now, catching him depends on her--and her ability to play the deadly revenge game the terrorist is plotting. One wrong move, and she'll die. And so will an innocent.
Her best chance for staying alive is charismatic FBI agent Luke Krueger--a man with his own agenda. Separate, Claire and Luke are pawns.But together, can they uncover the terrorist's weakness and stop the madman once and for all?
In the WORDSWORTH CHILDREN'S CLASSICS series, a historical story and a case of mistaken identity. Tom Canty and Edward Tudor could have been identical twins. Edward is heir to the throne, whilst Tom is a miserable pauper. When fate brings them together the prince suddenly becomes the pauper and the ignorant Tom, heir to the throne of England.
Her Very Own Family (That Special Woman/Family Found: Sons & Daughters) (Silhouette Special Edition, 1243)
For Brynn Larkin, marriage and babies seemed like a wish upon a star. Until fate landed her in the strong arms of Dr. Joe D'Alessandro. Too long, Brynn had hungered for happiness... and Joe's tender touch almost had her believing in the power of love. Yet was the dashing M.D.'s promise of forever enough to fill the emptiness of her orphaned heart? Could Brynn leave her lonely past behind and embrace the image of Joe by her side, and their baby in her arms?A new generation finds its way home and discovers the unbreakable bonds of family and love.
For Brynn Larkin, marriage and babies seemed like a wish upon a star.Until fate landed her in the strong arms of Dr. Joe Allesandro. Too long, Brynn had hungered for happiness…and Joe's tender touch almost had her believing in the power of love. Yet was the dashing M.D.'s promise of forever enough to fill the emptiness of her orphaned heart? Could Brynn leave her lonely past behind and embrace the image of Joe by her side, and their baby in her arms?
Marriage by Necessity (Conveniently Yours, Bravo Family (Silhouette Special Edition No. 1161)
A ring and a baby . . . To fulfill her father's will and keep her precious ranch, Megan Kane needed to marry and bear a child. Since she'd always loved handsome neighbor Nate Brave -- a rogue she couldn't tie down -- her solution was simple. She'd beg Nate to wed her and bed her . . . And then she'd set him free Meggie vowed she wouldn't cling. Wouldn't linger. She'd cherish her marriage until she got pregnant. Then she'd raise Nate's baby lovingly . . . along. But all too soon Meggie swelled with child. And she learned some promises were hell to keep . . .
The fake fiancee... Harriet had been pursuaded to impersonate her friend Rosa. But wealthy Italian Leo Fortinari appeared fooled by Harriet's pretense, and a powerful attraction soon simmered between them. Now he was proposing an engagement of convenience to please his frail grandmother! Harriet didn't dare confess she was visiting Tuscany in her friend's place - and she had no intention of deceiving an old lady...An engagement to Leo would be disastrous. Such desire was dangerous: Leo was bound to realize Harriet was a fake, once he discovered she was a virgin!
They met at the airport. He wore a suit and carried a briefcase. He seemed quiet, a little shy. Definitely not the type to flirt with a fellow passenger-even if she was famous actress Rosalind Marlow!
His name, Roz discovered, was Luke James. She was determined to discover more about him...such as why he appeared to be following her. And was he as innocent as he seemed? What he really needed was a lesson in flirtation-and, on impulse, Roz decided to be his teacher! Luke was a fast learner. In fact, Roz soon discovered that he didn't need lessons at all. He could teach her plenty about the art of seduction!
Joshua Wade was convinced that Regan Frances was plotting to disrupt his wedding. Why else would she have agreed to organize the big day -- when she clearly had a grudge against him? Regan had to admit there was unfinished business between them: a reckless one-night stand....
Regan wasn't out for revenge, though she did have a hidden reason for getting close to Joshua's family. Only she could never reveal her secret plans -- not even when Joshua confessed his engagement was a sham and he wanted his ring on Regan's finger!
Ross Craig wished she'd never let her stepsister persuade her into accepting a blind date! Meeting Sam Hunter had turned her life upside down. It could have been the perfect match - if only she hadn't been pretending to be someone else... How could she admit to this sexy stranger that she'd lied? Sam Hunter was an investigative journalist. Arranging a blind date was simply a professional assignment, and once the evening was over he'd never have to see the mystery woman again! Except he wanted to - but now could he tell this beautiful woman that he'd deceived her?
Nicholas Kendall is a playboy tycoon who, until recently, had no idea he was a father--because Leigh Walker has spent months agonizing over whether to reveal that his affair with her sister resulted in a beautiful baby girl ....
Now Leigh has custody of little Amy, but Nicholas adores his secret daughter and wants her for keeps-with Leigh as nanny! In fact, he wants the three of them to become a real family ...by Christmas. Leigh is in turmoil: having the irresistible Nicholas Kendall as her boss is one thing-- but marrying him?
Looking after her sister's baby for the weekend, Gemini soon fell for little Jessica, but her marriage to Nick Drummond was made even more vulnerable by family obligations. Gemini desired Nick so much, but as theirs was only a marriage in name, she could only look, not touch. Until they were forced to care for this baby together.
Single mom Lindsey Richards had given up on men for good. Take her pal Alex Trent. He was kind, rich, gorgeous and the best godfather her little boy could have. But love-'em-and-leave-'em Alex was a career heartbreaker. Not that it mattered. After all, she and Alex were just friends. So why was Alex suddenly acting like a jealous lover? Lindsey knew she wasn't attracted to him in that way. Or was she...?
Memories of a long-ago summer night still taunt Laura Neill. With all the provocative innocence of youth, she stole into her stepbrother Oliver's bedroom, and discovered love and fleeting happiness in his arms.
Driven away by his apparent betrayal, it's been eight long years since Laura last visited home. Can she now face Oliver without confessing the aching love she still feels for him -- or the secrets she's held all this time?
Mac Schofield was a devoted single father, but when his family circumstances threatened to stand in the way of business, he had to find a woman to pose as his partner -- fast.
Melissa Barnes found herself charmed into the role of a corporate fiancee. She succeeded in deceiving everyone on Mac's behalf; she also succeeded in deceiving herself. After spending several days with baby Lucy, and several nights sharing Mac's bed, she wished that their deception would turn into reality...
MISSION: Bust an organized crime syndicate that's kidnapping women and selling them into the sex trade. And nab Manhattan's most wanted and elusive criminal mastermind....
Royal protocol flew out the window when real-life princess Chloe St. John went undercover to stop a sex slave ring. She'd do anything for the Gotham Rose spies--their leader was like a second mother to Chloe, boosting her self-esteem when all Chloe's real mom did was hassle her about regal etiquette while favoring her ne'er-do-well brother. But evidence suggested Chloe was up against the Roses' archrival, the Duke, this time. It was time to trade in her tiara for a semiautomatic and a
The Surprise Baby (That's My Baby!) (Special Edition #1189)
Maybe that was all Jane Elliot's maddeningly attractive boss, Maxwell Hamilton, had to offer her, but blinded by love, Jane accepted nonetheless. And she hoped to have all the time in the world to change his mind about his no-love -- and certainly no babies! -- policy. But then she learned that their one night of honeymoon bliss had left her in extreme violation of the rules. And a positive pregnancy test.
He was a man of immense wealth and privilege, but no amount of money could release Paul Spencer from his impending loveless marriage. His grandfather's will had left Paul little choice: Marry a woman he despised or lose the family business. And with Paul, family always came first. Until he laid eyes on innocent beauty Cassidy Penno.
The businessman knew their future was one he could never claim, though Cassidy swore she needed no promises to become his in every way. But this man of honor vowed never to possess his sweet virgin unless he could find a way to make her his one, his only bride!
Triss Alexander faced the hardest task of her life. Cormack Casey had turned her life upside down, hurt her deeply, and the only thing that had kept her going was the need to hurt him in return. They hadn't seen each other since the New Year's Eve when Simon had been conceived, and her son was now six months old--it was time! She would see Cormack, tell him he was a father, that he would never see his child ...and then she'd leave ....
Frankie though she'd seen the last of her husband Santino - till he breezed back on the scene. Their marriage wasn't annulled, he'd come to claim the wedding night they never had. Within 3 weeks Frankie would have paid her dues.But Santino hadn't reckoned on falling for Frankie again - ot that now she might be expecting his baby.
Clare was the latest tabloid gossip: the girl who'd had an affair with Jack Straker, the notorious tycoon. When Clare found herself pregnant, she knew it must remain a secret. Only now the papers knew - and so did Jack! And the eligible bachelor wanted his son.
And Russ Brandon didn't think he liked the big-city girl she'd become. The handsome lawyer didn't think she had it in her to fulfill the terms of her uncle's will. He didn't think Laurie could spend three months living in the rustic cabin her parents had built on the shore of a remote Canadian lake.
Laurie knew that she had to do it--that she needed to find the roots she'd so long denied. But would she also rediscover the love that she had felt for Russ all those summers ago?
A new baby's arrival raises feelings of anxiety as well as of love. There is the uncertainty of what to do if something goes wrong and perhaps even some anxiety that one's previously untried parenting skills are on show. This book is designed to allay some of that anxiety. It contains simple and sensible advice about the normal maternal feelings (both physical and emotional) which follow birth, the newborn's appearance and behaviour, wise advice about feeding and childhood illnesses, and practical tips for clothing and other childcare equipment.
Ellie Hopes to buy the bookshop where she worked, so she moonlighted as a cleaner at Alexiakis International. Until Dio Elexiakis insisted that Ellie was too beautiful to be a Mrs Mop; she had to be an industrial spy! Ellie found herself on her way to Dio's island villa, and two days and nights of the most unexpected passion...followed by an equally unexpected pregnancy. Dio then insisted they should marry for the sake of their unborn child. By now, Ellie was irreversibly in love with Dio. Was it too much to hope that he could learn to love his expectant bride?
A Royal Wedding? Reporter Leigh Donovan couldn't believe her luck! the Handsome prince she'd been searching for had just run her car off the road, and now he was proposing the deal of a lifetime: one juicy interview in exchange for her hand in a never-to-take-place marriage. Surely Leigh could handle being the prince's pretend fiancee, helping him ward off pesky would-be brides while he was in the States. After he returned home, they would go their separate ways - Leigh with her story, and Prince Max with his precious bachelorhood intact. Unless she could convince him that she would make the perfect princess...
In no other house, thought Clare could you open an old trunk and be confronted with a large bundle of bows and arrows. And a wierd looking slab of wood with some kind of picture on it - perhaps it was just a pattern, a pattern of swooping lines and jagged decoration.
Five year old Laura Ingalls and her family, Pa, Ma, Mary and Baby Carrie, live in a snug log cabin in the woods of Wisconsin, a full days walk from the nearest town, Pepin. Lauraleads a traditional farm life: spending time churning butter and making cheese and maple syrup. Laura goes to town for the first time, and plays with her sister. Each night, while the wind blows, and the wolves howl, the happy sound of Pa's fiddle, brought vividly to life on this recording, keeps the family safe and warm. Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the Laura Years series.
It was the vacation or a lifetime and shy Melissa was determined to make the most of it. That meant throwing off her inhibitions once and for all and, like some modern-day Cinderella, transforming herself completely! But it seemed that famous author Miles Thatcher thoroughly disapproved of her innocent attempts to enjoy herself for once -- although that didn't mean he was above stealing a kiss in the moonlight. He had absolutely no right to tell her what she could and couldn't do. Miles was no Prince Charming and after the end of their vacation they'd never see each other again, surely?
Just for once allow your heart to rule your prudent common sense... Tempting advice - dared Eugenie take it? A country upbringing had taught her to be practical...not to cherish romantic dreams about tall, handsome strangers! But a chance encounter one misty day in spring changed all that. Eminent surgeon Aderik Rijnma ter Salis was a very special man - with one teasing smile he made Eugenie's life seem brighter, full of exciting possibilities! But with the gorgeous Saphira at his side, could Aderik's feeling for Eugenie ever be more than strictly professional?
In a world where the two classes are divided by colour and never treated as equals, Sephy - a Cross and daughter of a top politician - is six months pregnant. The child's father, Callum, is a Nought, but worse, he is dead and Callum's brother is out for revenge. Can two wrongs make a right?
Paloma is an enchanting creature who revels in her knowledge of the sea and its inhabitants, and whose adventures guide us into the beauties and mysteries of her underwater garden of Eden. This is threatened by a force of destructive ignorance - the attitude that says fish are either good to eat and so are killed for the pot, or dangerous in which case they are just killed.
The imaginative new novel from the author ofMorvern Callar, soon to be released in film. After the scandalous theft of a pub’s World Cup cash kitty, a homeless drifter pursues his eccentric uncle, “The Man Who Walks”, into the Highlands to recover the money. The nephew’s frantic progress and other bizarre diversions form Alan Warner’s fourth, wickedly hilarious novel. But who is The Man Who Walks? Is he simply a water-carrying madman with one glass eye and a fondness for whisky, who collects old Christmas trees for money and old newspapers to make his home? Or is he a savant, touched by the hand of God, wandering the back roads along ancient, ancestral tracks?
Henrietta Green has toured the country, visiting thousands of food manufacturers and shops to select only the very best for her guide. She gives full details of the entire range of their produce, as well as recipes and tips on how to use the food. For the traveller, there is guidance on how to get there and the best time to visit; while the armchair shopper gets full information for mail ordering.
Bernard Shaw V 2 : The Pursuit of Power (1898-1918) (Bernard Shaw)
Product Description The second in a three-volume biography of Bernard Shaw which looks at the man in his prime. In this period, Shaw begins the "terrible adventure" of marriage; and with Granville Barker he revolutionizes the British stage, becoming a great idol of the young. Believing that an author's business is to mind everyone's business, Shaw takes an active role in influencing socialism. The resulting great middle plays are concerned with everything from disarmament to medical ethics.
Sounds like easy money: collecting an antique for a rich stranger. Alan Allen, freshly unemployed, short of cash, and caught up in a bizarre case of mistaken identity, is about to find out otherwise. But not before being swept on a European wild-goose chase.
Three girls, a boat, a long vacation. Trouble? Sort of, but also memories, fun and friendship. Nina, Lou and Beth have just finished A levels and a life at school together. They set off, singularly lacking in nautical skills, on Nina's family barge, only reasonably shipshape itself.
Taking a unique approach to self-help, this guide demonstrates how conveying love and compassion to otherswhether communicated through a simple smile or by holding a dying soulcan act as antidotes to the often painful human condition. Revealing the small steps that can be taken to improve the attitudes of others and therefore create happiness for the self, this handbook presents a collection of encouraging stories illustrating the strength of the human spirit. Emphasizing that all people have within them the ability to make a difference, this emboldened exploration argues for this power to be acted upon, thereby ensuring a dependable sense of well-being amidst the turmoil of today.
This is the first volume of the authorized three-volume life of George Bernard Shaw, the playwright, wit, socialist, vegetarian and polemicist. It covers the first 41 years of his life, from his birth and childhood in Dublin to his marriage in 1898 to the Irish heiress and fellow socialist, Charlotte Payne-Townshend. Having followed his mother to London, tried his hand as a novelist, become a controversial theatre critic and a founder member of the Fabian Society, won fame as an outspoken music critic and struck up friendships and rivalries with the Webbs, William Morris, Frank Harris, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Eleanor Marx, he begins to establish his reputation as one of the best-known dramatists in English since Shakespeare. The biographer, Michael Holroyd has also written "Hugh Kingsmill", "Lytton Strachey" and "Augustus John".
Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct which brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay of Naples. And now, there is a crisis on the Augusta's sixty-mile main line. This title recreates one of the famous natural disasters of all time.
Opening at the Hay Festival, and ending with the prospect of a spring wedding, Sue Gee's new novel is a lively story of tangled relationships and the sustaining powers of good books, loyal friends and conversation. Friends since university, with busy working lives behind them, Dido and Georgia have long been looking forward to carefree days of books and conversation, when each finds herself caught up in unexpected domestic drama. Dido, for the first time, has cause to question her marriage; widowed Georgia feels certain her husband will return to her. Meanwhile, an eccentric country cousin goes wildly off the rails, children are unhappy in love, and perfect health is all at once in question.
This is a history of the first fifty years of the Parachute Regiment, by an author who has served with both the Paras and the SAS. The Regiment began as a response to the German "blitzkrieg" in 1940, with the aim of supplementing the actions of the British Army and Airforce.
With his trademark bow-tie, his distinctive rich, plummy voice and his vividly eccentric observations Henry Blofeld is one of Britain's prized exports. He has been close to the heart of the game for over forty years. As a leading commentator on Test Match Special and cricket writer, at home and abroad, he has informed and entertained wide audiences with his extensive knowledge and perception of cricket at the very highest level. Last year Henry Blofeld was forced by major heart surgery to take stock of his life. And here it is in this fine and illuminating autobiography, full of sharp pictures and vivid memories, a few sad, and many hilariously funny.
An overview of the adventures of Eric Newby during his time as a commercial traveller working in the world of haute couture for the family firm of Lane and Newby, from his repatriation as a prisoner-of-war in 1945 until he embarked on his walk in the Hindu Kush in 1956. Last published in 1985.