Husband for Hire! Taylor Daniels wanted to be the vice president of her father's firm. She'd do anything to get there. Even hire a fiance. Kuckily fate arrived in the form of J.T. Richmond.The man was perfect - tall, dark, attractive - and it seemed he was prepared to do anything for money. J.T. Richmond knew that the notorious Daniels Corporation meant trouble. Well he was going to stick pretty close to Taylor .. and she'd offered him the ideal way to do it. But had J.T. said "I do" to a perfect stranger only to find he wanted more than a make believe bride?
The Marrying MacAllister (Silhouette Special Edition No. 1579)(The Baby Bet: MacAllister Gifts series)
Caitlin Cunningham was about to make the most heart-wrenching decision of her life. Thanks to a bureaucratic mix-up at the Chinese orphanage, this fiercely independent single mom had to choose between two orphaned sisters. The situation seemed hopeless. Until another solution presented itself -- marrying fellow traveler Matt MacAllister!
The temporary marriage was supposed to solve her dilemma, but it left Caitlin more conflicted than ever. A man as driven by his work as Matt MacAllister could never be a family man. And yet his kisses and quiet strength told Caitlin that Matt was a man worth fighting for. Could she now make Matt see that he'd never find fulfillment...without her by his side?
Mixing business with pleasure has never been more fun! When a drop dead gorgeous mystery man comes to PR exec Phoebe Jackson's rescue at a party she's hosting, she can't help but be tempted by the sparks of desire igniting between them...and soon both their attraction and the party go up in flames... But her rescuer is Alex Gilbert and he has her career in his hands! Now Alex has a daring proposition for her: she must prove her worth by staging a prestigious charity event on an island paradise or she'll be fired! It would normally be a walk in the park for Phoebe but with the oh so sexy Alex by her side 24/7 can she keep her mind on the job....?
Rachel sparhawk Lindsey came from a long line of survivors.
She would not fail her heritage. But the snows were deep and the nights lonely --- until Jamie Ryder arrived, bringing strength and joy into the hidden places of her heart.
The warmth of hearth and home had long been denied Jamie Ryder. Now Rachel Lindsey offered him refuge from the storms without --- and the war within. But he knew this dream of love and family could not withstand the nightmare of his past.
" Boule de Suif, le conte de mon disciple dont j'ai lu ce matin les épreuves, est un chef-d'œuvre, je maintiens le mot, un chef-d'œuvre de composition, de comique d'observation. " Paul Morand n'est pas moins enthousiaste que Flaubert : " une grande nouveauté, une parfaite réussite ", souligne-t-il, tout en comparant la nouvelle à l'Olympia de Manet. Issue, seule de son espèce, d'une sorte de concours littéraire lancé lors d'une des soirées de Médan, Boule de Suif fait figure non de manifeste, mais d'accomplissement. Le bonheur d'un titre, la virtuosité d'un conteur qui joue sur tous les registres - y compris le comique - servis par une plume souple et ferme à la fois, employée à peindre la cupidité aussi bien que l'amour, les préjugés ou le bonheur n'y sont pas étrangers. Mais quelle recette mystérieuse et efficace est ici à l'œuvre ? Qui oubliera, héroïne déchue de La parure, cette Mathilde Loisel dont la sensualité brûle le papier ? Maupassant à son meilleur saisit " dans leurs côtés cruels les réalités de la vie ", non sans dégager de cet amalgame soigneux de bourgeois avides et d'humiliés perdus une poésie âcre et forte.
What money can't buy...Lucas Vieira needs a translator to seal a high-profile business deal, and also a woman to pose as his girlfriend to fend off a colleague's over-eager wife - so why not kill two birds with one stone? Translator Caroline Hamilton jumps at the chance to earn some decent money. But when she meets her client she realises she may be out of her depth. The powerful Brazilian seems to be interested in more than her brains...But is the price of passion just too high?
Broken vows don't necessarily mean a broken marriage...Angie de Calvhos meant every word of the vows she shared with husband Roque at the altar. Pity he didn't return her sincerity...Expecting happy-ever-after, instead Angie found herself going through a mortifyingly public separation! Now, divorce papers in hand, Angie has finally built up the courage to put an end to her time as a de Calvhos wife once and for all. But she's forgotten the magnetic pull that devilish Roque possesses. And that broken vows don't necessarily mean a broken marriage...
One of Willard Price's adventure stories featuring Hal and Roger Hunt. The boys are in India to investigate rare, beautiful and dangerous creatures for their zoologist father. As well as facing tigers, cobras, bears and elephants, they take on an idle sponger who thinks animals are for shooting.
The Mystery of the Strange Bundle (Five Find-outers & Dog)
When Fatty learns a new skill -- ventriloquism -- he uses it at first just to amuse the rest of the Five Find-Outers, and to confuse poor Mr Goon, the policeman. But when the Five find themselves involved in a mystery, Fatty's new skill proves invaluable in solving it -- helped by Buster the dog.
A peaceful lake, a cabin in the country, and each other... It looked as though it was going to be an idyllic holiday for Phil Colby and his fiancee Anne. But then Anne disappears from her motel room, and Phil finds a red-haired hooker in her place.
In this new edition of the book, Chapman Pincher has added much fascinating new material that has come to light as a result of his revelations. He now names several important figures who had perforce to remain unidentified in the first edition. Chapman Pincher has secured the most authentic, first-hand accounts of the workings of espionage and counter-espionage ever published.
An outlaw's legacy... In a remote corner of Utah lies the secret outlaw kingdom of Ben Curry. For fifteen years Curry has ruled supreme, as his men have pulled jobs from Canada to Mexico. But the king is getting old... he wants to turn his legacy over to someone younger, tougher. Mike Bastian is Ben's adopted son, a young man who can handle a knife, a gun, his fists, but a man who's never broken the law. Now, as treachery explodes among Ben's riders, and two honest lawmen Tyrel Sackett and Borden Chantry begin to zero in on the gang, Mike must choose...between his loyalty to Ben and his yearning for a different life. Yet when the guns start echoing off the Vermilion Cliffs, the time for choosing is over and the time for battle has begun.
The authors in this anthology acquired a bit of grit early in life which became lodged deep within. At first it was very painful. Over time they worked to polish, round, and cover it with layer upon layer of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Much as an oyster works a grain of sand into a pearl, these authors have transformed their grit into valuable pearls of wisdom. They now bravely open themselves to share that beauty with you.
Liza McCullen will never escape her past. But the unspoilt beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. Until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunts hotel, and the peace of Silver Bay is shattered. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and disturbing gaze could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbours her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love never deserve to love again.
Love, passion and the road trip of a lifetime in this breathtaking new novel, perfect for all fans of Jodi Picoult Two girls, an open road and a shiny yellow Mustang; it could have been the trip of a lifetime. But when Shelby and Gina pick up hitchhiker Candy Cane, their troubles have only just started. Inked with flowers and covered in piercings, they soon find out pink-haired Candy is on the run - for reasons so appalling they're almost unspeakable. They should have stuck to their no hitchhiker rule, but it's too late - and Gina and Shelby are drawn into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with no way out. As everything familiar is stripped away and morals are turned upside down, the question is this: how far will they go for a stranger?
Stella Martin has come back home to the Lake District for Christmas. But is she brave enough to face the man who proposed, then immediately dumped her two Christmas Eve's before? Daniel Buchannan is not looking forward to Christmas - and even less when Stella reappears in the village. But this year will be different!
A heartbreaking, yet hilarious, novel from the author of the best-selling, prize-winning What Was Lost. The News Where You Are tells the funny, touching story of Frank, a local TV news presenter in England. Beneath his awkwardly corny screen persona, Frank is haunted by disappearances: the mysterious hit-and-run that killed his predecessor Phil Smethway; the demolition of his father's post-war brutalist architecture; and the unmarked passing of those who die alone in the city. Frank struggles to make sense of these absences whilst having to report endless local news stories and trying to cope with his resolutely miserable mother. The result is that rare thing: a page-turning novel that asks the big questions in an accessible way, and is laugh-out-loud funny, genuinely moving and ultimately uplifting.
The new kick-start fat loss programme from This Morning's Diet and Fitness presenter. How to lose fat quickly and, more importantly, how to keep it off using Joanna's own starch curfew plan and special exercises
Carr’s The Easy Way to Stop Smoking sold nine million copies worldwide; his method succeeds because it helps smokers eliminate the psychological craving for a cigarette even before they throw away that last pack. Filled with inspiring stories and quotes from real women who have battled nicotine addiction, this follow-up addresses the unique difficulties females face when they decide to quit. Carr and Francesca Cesati focus on those issues of special concern to women, such as weight gain, increased stress, and smoking during pregnancy?making this the perfect gift for any woman who lights up?and wants to stop.
Jane O'Sullivan is a dreamer. She dreams of white sands, blue skies and one true love, the man who will turn all her dreams into reality. Then Jane gets married. And she finds that real life isn't like any of her other dreams. That sometimes real life can be a nightmare. So Jane has to take control of her own destiny. And she does. Because sometimes life can be more satisfying than any dream. And dreams don't come true. Do they?
On 27 August 1979, Paul Burns's life changed for ever. Travelling through Warren Point in Northern Ireland when the IRA detonated two massive bombs, he was involved in a devastating explosion - eighteen soldiers were killed that day; Paul was one of only two who survived.Newly recruited to the Parachute Regiment, Paul was performing a tour of duty in Northern Ireland when a four-tonne truck in which he was travelling was destroyed by a massive IRA bomb. Eighteen of his friends and colleagues were killed in the Warrenpoint blast ' the biggest single loss of life for the British Army during the Troubles.Paul barely survived. His body was broken. His left leg was amputated below the knee. His skin was burned down to the bone. Those who saw him wondered if it might not be kinder to let him die.At just eighteen, Paul thought his life was over. But he refused to be beaten. He had made a promise to himself that he would make up for the loss of his friends' lives by living his own life to the full.And just over five years later he was a member of the elite parachute display team, The Red Devils. In 1996 he entered the record books as a member of 'Time and Tide': the first ever disabled crew to sail around the world. Today he works as a disabled extra in tv and film ' amongst his accolades he can count a role in Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator. His story is a remarkable tale of one man's determination to make the most of his life against the odds.
When the Odds Were Even: Vosges Mountains Campaign, October 1944-January 1945
In three months of savage fighting, the U.S. Seventh Army did what no army in the history of modern warfare had ever done before–conquer an enemy defending the Vosges Mountains. With the toughest terrain on the Western Front, the Vosges mountain range was seemingly an impregnable fortress, mannedby German troops determined to hold the last barrier between the Allies and the Rhine. Yet despite nearly constant rain, snow, ice, and mud, soldiers of the U.S. Seventh Army tore through thousands of pillboxes, acres of barbed wire, hundreds of roadblocks, and miles of other enemy obstacles, ripping the tenacious German defenders out of their fortifications in fierce fighting–and then held on to their gains by crushing Operation Nordwind, the German offensive launched in a hail of steel at an hour before midnight on the last New Year’s Eve of the war. Keith Bonn’s fascinating study of this little-known World War II campaign offers a rare opportunity to compare German and American fighting formations in a situation where both sides were fairly evenly matched in numbers of troops, weapons, supplies, and support. This gripping battle-by-battle account shatters the myth that German formations were, division for division, superior to their American counterparts. From the Paperback edition.
A collection of travel essays by a distinguished travel writer. Other books by Eric Newby include "The Last Grain Race", "Slowly Down the Ganges", "Love and War in the Appennines" and "On the Shores of the Mediterranean".
Rabbi Steinberg identifies seven strands that weave together to make up Judaism: God, morality, rite and custom, law, sacred literature, institutions, and the people. A classic work directed to both the Jewish and the non-Jewish reader.
Philip Gray was the captain of a WWII Lancaster bomber, operating with the 186 Squadron right as the RAF took the war into the heart of German. Both Gray and his crew felt that they were in charge of the skies, but danger lurked around every corner and was present on every mission. This is the story of those men who served with Gray and their relationships. Written in a brutally frank and honest assessment of war and the men it affected, this may be one of the most personal accounts of war ever written.
It's a summer of record-breaking heat in Charlotte, North Carolina and Dr Temperance Brennan is looking forward to her first vacation in years. She's almost out the door when the bones start appearing. First there's the newborn skeleton found in a wood stove. Who put the baby there? The mother, hardly more than a child herself, has disappeared. Next, a small plane flies into a rock face on a sunny afternoon. Both pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition, their bodies covered with a strange black substance. What could it be? What sinister mission might the two have been on? Most puzzling is a cache of bones unearthed in a remote corner of the county. Some animal, some human, the bones are enough to keep Tempe busy for a long time. All the pieces of the mystery seem to lead back to an isolated farm. But what happened there and who will be the next victim? Tempe must find the answers by teasing secrets from the bones - if only she can decipher them in time...A superb new thriller from the number one bestselling author of Grave Secrets.
Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the shocking news comes that his brother Peter has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. Jack knows his brother and knows this couldn't be an accident. Someone must have wanted his brother dead. But the powers that be say otherwise. As Jack tries to uncover details of his brother's last night, he confronts a barricade of lawyers, police, and paid protectors who separate the multibillionaire summer residents from local workers like Peter. And he learns that his brother wasn't just parking cars at the summer parties of the rich. He was making serious money satisfying the sexual needs of the richest women and men in town. "The Beach House" reveals the secret lives of celebrities in a breathtaking drama of revenge -- with a finale so shocking it could only have come from the mind of James Patterson.
A passionate witness to the colossal upheaval that has transformed her native South Africa, Gillian Slovo has written a memoir that is far more than a story of her own life. For she is the daughter of Joe Slovo and Ruth First, South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid white activists, a daughter who always had to come second to political commitment. Whilst recalling the extraordinary events which surrounded her family's persecution and exile, and reconstructing the truth of her parents' relationship and her own turbulent childhood, Gillian Slovo has also created an astonishing portrait of a courageous mother and a father of integrity and stoicism.
After a heavy night of tequila comedian Dave Gorman embarks on a quest to find all the other people in the world with same name as him. Sounds simple, but it wasn't. In this wonderful book, flatmates Dave and Danny set off on what turns out to be a 24,000-mile journey. Along the way they meet many Dave Gormans. They visit Scotland, Israel, America, France. They even hold a party in London where 50 Dave Gormans attend. Including two women who have kindly changed their name via deed-poll. Silly, but engrossing, fascinating and strangely addictive. If you think about it, it's about our fundamental desire to be connected to other human beings.
A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food – and each other.
Rose was born into the world facing north, and as a north child, superstition says that she will be a wanderer, travelling far from home. This prophecy is fulfilled when she is taken on the back of a white bear to a mysterious empty castle, where a silent stranger appears to her night after night. When her curiosity overcomes her, she loses her heart, and must journey to a land east of the sun and west of the moon to reclaim it.
Kate Cameron's mother never loved her and treats her like a skivvy and childminder. Kate's only friend is Robbie, whom she loves like a brother. Finding a job as a tracer allows Kate to enrol in evening art classes. But when she becomes pregnant by another man marrying Robbie is the only answer.
The Art of War/The Book Of Lord Shang (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)
The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli's The Prince by nearly 2000 years. The Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured. The Book of Lord Shang is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.
In this autobiography, Tony Hadley, lead singer of 80s band Spandau Ballet and winner of the ITV1 series Reborn in the USA, reveals the highs and lows of his twenty year career in music. At the height of New Romantic fever, classic songs such as "True", "Through the Barricades" and "Gold" earned Tony Hadley, with his good looks and stage presence, a legion of teenage fans around the world. With his unique vocals, Tony appeared to have it all - then he lost it. After a series of bitter rows, Spandau Ballet split. Along with former bandmates John Keeble and Steve Norman, Tony launched a legal battle against Gary Kemp over royalties - and lost. Professionally his life was in disarray. Personally he was beset by tragedy. His father died. His wife suffered miscarriages. Yet Tony has emerged intact. Tony's fanbase has remained loyal to him through the years as evidenced by his popularity on Reborn in the USA, where he was clearly earmarked as a potential winner early on in the series. His autobiography is a great slice of 80s nostalgia which enjoyed enormous success in hardback.
A secret pact made long ago between four best friends resurfaces when a ten-year-old murder is uncovered. Chief Rick Summers knows they are hiding something and turns to one of them--his former flame, Lacy--for help. Includes bonus features. Original.
THE IT GIRL is the first in a sassy, sophisticated, completely addictive new series. Jenny has left her Manhattan school to attend Waverly Academy, an elite boarding school where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time. Jenny sets off to Waverly with big plans of reinventing herself. She'll be a goddess -" she's a sophisticated city girl, after all! -" and will find a boy who can properly worship her. But that's going to be a little tricky since her self-absorbed new roommates, Callie Vernon and Brett Messerschmidt, aren't exactly there to help -" unless there's something in it for them. But if getting caught with boys and going up against the Disciplinary Committee is what it takes, Jenny's ready -" she'll do all that and more to become The It Girl.
How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position
Funny and sad, satirical and humane, How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position tells the interlinked stories of three unforgettable men –the flamboyant Ravi, the fundamentalist Karim and the unnamed and pragmatic Pakistani narrator –whose trajectories cross in Denmark. As the unnamed narrator copes with his divorce, and Ravi, despite his exterior of sceptical flamboyance falls deeply in love with a beautiful woman who is incapable of responding in kind, Karim–their landlord–goes on with his job as a cab-driver and his regular Friday Quran sessions. But is he going on with something else? Who is Karim? Why does he disappear suddenly at times or receive mysterious phone calls? When a 'terrorist attack' takes place in town, all three men find themselves embroiled in doubt, suspicion and, perhaps, danger. An acerbic commentary on the times, How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position is also a bittersweet, spell-binding novel about love and life today.
Book Summary of Revolution 2020 Once upon a time, in small-town India, there lived two intelligent boys. One wanted to use his intelligence to make money. One wanted to use his intelligence to create a revolution. The problem was, they both loved the same girl. Welcome to Revolution 2020. A story about childhood friends Gopal, Raghav and Aarti who struggle to find success and love in Varanasi. However, it isn't easy to achieve this in an unfair society that rewards the corrupt. As Gopal gives in to the system, and Raghav fights it, who will win? From the bestselling author of Five Point Someone, one night @ the call center, The Three Mistakes of My Life and 2 States, comes another gripping tale from the heartland of India. Are you ready for the revolution?
One of the giants of Hindi literature, Jainendra introduced the psychological in Hindi fiction. Questions of love, marriage and relationships occupy much of Jainendra s works, taking them into the realm of the internal and the intimate. In The Resignation, Jainendra tells the story of Mrinal, a young woman whose uncompromising idealism results in her family and society rejecting her completely. Almost seventy-five years after it was written, the story of Mrinal s struggle against stultifying social norms and her fierce individualism remain startlingly relevant.
Some people can kiss ass naturally, some can t do it to save their lives, and many just don t know how! Kissing Ass: The Art of Office Politics is a no-bulls**t, jargon-free, non-sloppy guide that breaks own typical workplace situations and offers you not textbook advice but real sucking-up solutions to them. From nervous first days to elated farewell mails, Kissing Ass gives you tips and tricks on how to act, react, or play dumb as per the scenario. Learn different types of ego massage techniques, what to say to the CEO in the loo, how to reply to work emails over weekends, and, yes, even how to deal with sex at work! So polish your corporate lips, pucker up, and get ready to kiss your way to success.
Despite the seemingly unbridgeable social divides of Culcutta, a city where pleasure and indolence coexist with extreme poverty, three young people are inextricably connected, by family, by proximity, by accident. Political power play and corruption,petty local gangsterism, the smell and colour of Indian city life, all combine with a delicate vein of humour in this fluent first novel.
A fun novel about love, starting a company, and leaving it all to follow your heart.
On a fateful winter day, Amol Sabharwal, co-founder of one of the most ambitious start- up ventures in the country, yourquote.in, decides to quit. What makes Amol quit his own business venture just when it is on the brink of raising its first round of funding?
Harsh Snehanshu, bestselling author of Oops! I Fell in Love! gives us an insiders peek into the big, bad entrepreneurial world of fame, betrayal, lust for power, greed, and unethical business practices. Based on the real-life story of the start-up that the author co-founded in 2010, Because Shit Happened will tell you what NOT to do in a start up.
This is one of those children's books with a magical, tender quality that seizes the imagination. It is the first children's book, and the first in a cycle of novels, by the distinguished novelist Louise Erdrich, who draws on her own family history to evoke the lives of Native Americans forced from their ancestral lands. It is the story of a little girl, Omakayas, who lives with her family on an island in Lake Superior in the 1840s. It is the story of a loving family of adults and children, and the tribulations and joys they experience, in the course of a year that sees the decimation of the tribe by the white man's disease, smallpox. Omakayas herself, with her affinity for animals - she has a pet crow, and makes friends with the bears - is a wonderful character who learns only at the end who she really is, and what her role in the tribe will be. The detail of daily life among the Ojibwa, so close to the land and to animals, is beautifully described and the characters are realized with a delightful warmth - not just Omakayas but the new baby she adores, her annoying little brother Pinch, the strange, tough, masculine Auntie, and the grandmother with her healing powers. It is an immensely charming and moving book on a subject that is always fascinating to young readers.
A mystery weekend has been planned at Pine Hollow Stables - the perfect adventure. But they learn that there is a tack thief in their town, and they find themselves uncovering clues that might not be part of the mystery weekend.
Chloë—fun, single, and hip—is a features writer for Babe with ambitions to launch a magazine of her own. Then she meets James who, if Chloë’s magazine goes ahead, will be her new boss. She knows never to mix business with pleasure, but it's not so easy. Maggie appears to have it all—she’s beautiful, chic, and a talented food writer with a gorgeous husband. But these days there’s something not quite right. Work no longer inspires her and she feels her husband is moving away from her. The alternating voices of Chloë and Maggie—each knowing more or less than the other at any one time—give this love triangle tale a new and different edge. In writing that is lively, sexy and sharp, Sarah Rayner explores modern-day relationships and age-old moral dilemmas.
Not only is Houdini Lydia Fawcett's prize goat, Houdini is a great escape artist - just like his namesake. Sam Western is fed up with Houdini eating all his garden plants, and is threatening to deal with the problem once and for all. Will Mandy and James's plan protect Houdini and save his home, High Cross Farm?
Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. And the death of a sixteen-year-old tennis star will usher in a string of murders more bafflingand terrifyingthan any that have come before.