Love Against Odds

Author: Mandy Harbin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519743206
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Against Company Policy: When desire is faced with physical boundaries, it's time to get a little creative...and a little kinky. Cassie Tucker, a hard-working project leader at a software design company, can't believe her luck when she's assigned towork with the hottest guy at the firm. Too bad his office is hundreds of miles away. Technology will get them through-both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Ian Cope has had the hots for Cassie for two years. Landing this project with her is a dream come true. Until he discovers he's expected to use Cassie to aid in a consolidation plan that will shut down her office. He really should keep things professional, all things considered. But she's a temptation he can't refuse...and he'll go against company policy to have her. Against The Wall: When Sasha gets transferred to the west coast office, she welcomes the added distance between her and her abusive ex-boyfriend. He left her feeling vulnerable toward men, and rather than free herself from the corner she'd been pushed into, she found she liked being walled in it instead. Aaron is a dominant man, in the both his professional and personal lives. Only, he hasn't been finding the pleasure he'd so easily come by with submissive women. He's in a rut with no clear way of getting out of it. Maybe he'd just pushed his boundaries one too many times ... or maybe he needs a greater challenge. But when Aaron and Sasha meet, sparks fly, though she is too jaded to do anything about it. With a little tough love from her best friend, she finds herself unable to avoid the hot enigma that is Aaron and testing the walls she'd carefully erected around her heart. Aaron wants Sasha, but can he break through her walls without being pushed against one himself?

Maxwell s Curse

Author: M J Trow
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
ISBN: 9781909869349
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Maxwell's Millennium is not quite like other people's - for a start, it is a year later. After much quibbling with the maths department, everyone calls it an honourable draw and he celebrates as only he can: with his cat, his model soldiers, and his Southern Comfort. A knock on the door could be Jacquie Carpenter, released from night shift earlier than expected, but instead of a warm girl Maxwell opens his door to find a very cold old lady, dead, and naked to the frosty sky. As a historian, Maxwell always keeps an open mind, but it needs to be even more open than usual as he faces satanic abuse allegations, rituals, and the classic witch's cottage in the woods. The Devil is loose in Leighford - or at least, someone is trying to make it look as though he is. The answer, though more prosaic, is still enough to chill Maxwell's spine. 'Trow's teacher with a taste for history and Southern Comfort cries out for TV treatment. Trow's touch has never been surer. Refreshing as ever, the characters simply leap off the page.' Yorkshire Evening Post

An Amish Christmas Love

Author: Beth Wiseman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0529119005
Format: PDF
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Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons—a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany. The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don’t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma’s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry’s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn’t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide. Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin As a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn’t give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He’s found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discovery: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly’s prayers for a Christmas love be answered? Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid When a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man, Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?

Cobra Strike

Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554695945
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After discovering tainted water in the creek near his grandmother's cabin in the Kentucky hills, senior Roy Linden slowly uncovers a connection between his high school team's new star quarterback, his own football future, and the source of the pollution. Roy Linden should be thrilled. His high school football team, the Johnstown Striking Cobras, just got a new quarterback, and that means a chance at a winning season and a college scholarship for Linden, the team's senior receiver. But then he stumbles onto a deadly secret in the small coal-mining town. Revealing this toxic threat may cost him his best friend and his football career. But remaining silent could cost him much more.

Fight with Me

Author: Kristen Proby
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482332575
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The following story contains mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations"--Title page verso.

Shatter Me Enhanced Edition

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062184784
Format: PDF
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The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill. No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon. Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had. This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus this exclusive content: Juliette’s police case file Juliette’s medical file Reestablishment “persons of interest” profiles An entry from Warner’s log Reestablishment propaganda posters

Thirty Days with My Father

Author: Christal Presley, PhD
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757316476
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When Christal Presley's father was eighteen, he was drafted to Vietnam. Like many men of that era who returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he was never the same. Christal's father spent much of her childhood locked in his room, gravitating between the deepest depression and unspeakable rage, unable to participate in holidays or birthdays. At a very young age, Christal learned to walk on eggshells, doing anything and everything not to provoke him, but this dance caused her to become a profoundly disturbed little girl. She acted out at school, engaged in self-mutilation, and couldn't make friends. At the age of eighteen, Christal left home and didn't look back. She barely spoke to her father for the next thirteen years. To any outsider, Christal appeared to be doing well: she earned a BA and a master's, got married, and traveled to India. But despite all these accomplishments, Christal still hadn't faced her biggest challenge—her relationship with her father. In 2009, something changed. Christal decided it was time to begin the healing process, and she extended an olive branch. She came up with what she called "The Thirty Day Project," a month's worth of conversations during which she would finally ask her father difficult questions about Vietnam. Thirty Days with My Father is a gritty yet heartwarming story of those thirty days of a daughter and father reconnecting in a way that will inspire us all to seek the truth, even from life's most difficult relationships. This beautifully realized memoir shares how one woman and her father discovered profound lessons about their own strength and will to survive, shedding an inspiring light on generational PTSD.

Wisdom Distilled from the Daily

Author: Joan Chittister
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062284509
Format: PDF
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Wise and enduring spiritual guidelines for everyday living –– as relevant today as when The Rule was originally conceived by St. Benedict in fifth century Rome.

Ship Breaker

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316081689
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or by chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.... In this powerful novel, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a fast-paced adventure set in the vivid and raw, uncertain future of his companion novels The Drowned Cities and Tool of War. "Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with The Hunger Games...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times A New York Times Bestseller A Michael L. Printz Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers Book A Rolling Stone 40 Best YA Novels Book

The Other Side of Alzheimer s

Author: Martha-Lee B. Ellis
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452545707
Format: PDF
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Alzheimer’s and marriage is a complex combination of emotions. You change, too, when your spouse has Alzheimer’s. This is a poignant collection of personal experiences, moving from confusion, loneliness, and fear to understanding and peace. Knowledge of resources and connecting with others who are, or have been, faced with this consuming task help you find your way through the maze of many unanticipated challenges. Finding the support of others is critical to achieving acceptance of this life-changing event. With a sprinkling of humor, this becomes a story of the power of love, allowing you to survive it. “The Other Side of Alzheimer’s is written with honesty, sensitivity, and love. Every experience describes the physical, mental, and emotional challenges, while alluding to humor and hope. There are few published resources that deal with feelings of a spouse faced with a partner’s Alzheimer’s disease, and none I have read as good as this one. I found it to be a beautiful love story that any reader can appreciate.” —Carol Long, RN-BC Board Certified Gerontological Nurse Sozo Senior Wellness, Raleigh, North Carolina “Ms. Ellis has written a beautiful, insightful account of the journey through Alzheimer’s. It reveals how love, understanding and the acceptance of change can overcome any adversity. It applies to us all as we navigate through the ebb and flow of a significant relationship.” —Karen Brisendine Retired Electronics Industry Business Manager Caregiver “Martha-Lee Ellis has written a touching memoir that approaches Alzheimer’s from a wife’s perspective of a scary and unpredictable course. The Other Side of Alzheimer’s offers a lifeline to others going through this experience, enabling them to see that they are not alone. This story has something to benefit anyone facing this disease with their spouse.” —Michelle S. Brovitz, MS PA American Society of Clinical Pathologists Former Pathologist’s Assistant for hospitals nationwide