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New Orleans, 1838. When Benjamin January suddenly finds that his services playing piano at extravagant balls held by the citys wealthy are no longer required, he ends up agreeing to accompany sugar planter Henri Viellard and his young wife, Chl?o, on a mission to Washington to find a missing friend.
At first, beautiful chef Skye Maxwell thinks her new employer, restaurant owner Logan Blaise, is just as shallow as the other guys, but soon things begin to heat up in this Brooklyn bad boy's kitchen.
Family storytelling offers many of the same advantages as book reading - and some new ones - for childrens language and emotional development, coping skills, and sense of belonging. This book shows parents how telling and sharing stories about family experiences can help children grow into healthy, happy adolescents and adults.
"Dr. Quinn Cantrell made a life for himself in Seattle when he left behind his picturesque hometown-and the unhappy memories of a relationship that ended tragically. His grandmother's death is an unexpected blow, but there are even more surprises waiting-including a mischievous puppy, a reunion with his far-flung siblings, and an old acquaintance who's grown into a gorgeous and capable woman. Nikki Brockington was proud of the work she'd done at The Silver Spoon, and when the Cantrells leave its management in her care, she's happy to take on the responsibility. But keeping the inn and its restaurant profitable isn't her only challenge-not when she can't stop thinking about Quinn, who reminds her that home is more than a place. It's who you love"--P.  of cover.
An irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny parenting guide from The Honest Toddler, the Internet's most infamous tot, whose unchecked sense of entitlement and undeniable charm have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans online. The result is a parenting book like no other, one that will leave moms and dads laughing, and maybe crying, as they recognize their own child in the ongoing shenanigans of one bravely honest toddler.
Dr. Robert Fulford, the healer introduced to readers in Dr. Andrew Weil's bestseller Spontaneous Healing, has spent more than fifty years successfully treating patients failed by conventional medicine. In this volume, he explains the function of the life force, or vital energy, that is the foundation of good health, delineates the healing principles of osteopathy, shares compelling case studies of patients he has treated, provides strategies to attain and sustain optimum good health, and offers advice on integrating natural healing methods with modern health care.
During the summer of 1987, from their tree house fort in the woods, neighborhood boys Tim, Scott, and Luke spot a man holding a gun to missing sixteen-year-old Molly Peterson's back. The problem is, nobody believes their story, not even the police. As the search efforts to find Molly dwindle, the boys know that she, and the man with the gun, are nearby--and that they must now find and save Molly themselves. A growing sense of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action--to find Molly, to protect themselves, and to stand guard for the last long days of summer.
July, 1840. Did young Jack Picton, a known rebel and political agitator, kill governess Mary Marsh? Private investigator Liberty Lane has left London for Cheltenham to find out, sharing the magistrate's doubts. Picton is, however, hiding something, but what? As Liberty is about to discover, behind Cheltenham's genteel facçade lies a hotbed of vice. It is a place where the poor are driven to desperate lengths to escape the horror of the workhouse, a place which is harbouring a ruthless killer. Can Liberty uncover the truth in time?
"Deep beneath the streets of England lies another realm...one few in our modern world know exists. Daniel and Freya, however, know it all too well. Eight years ago, these friends first journeyed through portals into the hidden land of Niðergeard--discovering a city filled with stones, secrets, and sleeping knights that serve to protect the world they call home. Having served for centuries as the first and last outpost at the borders to other worlds, Niðergeard must be reclaimed and the mystery of its fall discovered. Daniel and Freya, along with an ancient knight and a Scottish police officer, must return to the legendary city, rally the surviving citizens, and awaken the sleeping knights--knights who are being killed, one by one, as they sleep"--From publisher description.
When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders?good, bad, and ugly?who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses ? which can make or break companies in the real world.
When Hannah Gregory must take a job as a switchboard operator to take care of her two younger sisters, she rebels against the strict rules of the job, especially the rule forbidding consorting with gentlemen while in training.
"Raised by a single mother, Adam Collins resolved to take no chances with a girl's future--or his own. That's why, as hard as it was, he resisted everything he felt for Marissa Brooks. Then one night a reckless challenge left a fellow student dead and changed both their lives forever. As penance, Adam took the boy's place in the Marines, where he could disappear into discipline and duty, and left Marissa behind to struggle with her dreams. Twelve years later, Adam is back in Walkers Ford to serve as the best man in his friend's wedding. The years haven't diminished the electric connection he has with Marissa. But Adam's mistake continues to haunt him, and Marissa is stumbling under the weight of her family's legacy. Together they wrestle with demons and dreams, but if there's any hope for a future together Adam has to not only find a way to forgive himself, but also ask others for forgiveness--especially from the woman whose heart he broke."--P.  of cover.
Explores the evolution of curiosity from stigma to scientific stimulus through a look at the inventions and discoveries made between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, and details how curiosity functions in science today.
From saving for a first car to putting kids through college to planning for retirement and preserving an estate for loved ones, a person's financial goals change from one stage of life to the next. While those goals and the challenges faced in achieving them may differ, all of them have certain things in common. Saving, budgeting, managing debt, taxes, and living within one's means-these are some of the Ten Key Wealth Management Issues that come into play, to varying degrees, when working toward specific financial goals. But as top New York City wealth manager and financial advisor John Vento clearly shows in this one-of-a-kind guide, there is one goal for success that relies on all Ten Keys coming together in perfect harmony: financial independence, or what he calls "Point X." Why "Point X"? Because, as everybody knows, "X" always marks the spot on old treasure maps where the treasure is buried. And because, as John explains, each of us, regardless of our stage in life or income level, has our own buried treasure-our potential for achieving the financial independence we want and deserve. In this book, the author supplies you with the knowledge and tools you need to find your own Point X and unlock your potential for financial independence-no matter if you define financial independence as a guaranteed retirement income of $25,000 a year, or an estate worth $250 million. Packed with need-to-know facts and proven financial planning, investment, and tax strategies, along with valuable checklists, sample financial plans, financial self-evaluations, and other valuable tools, this book supplies you with a complete road map for arriving at Point X, with key milestones and all the important twists and turns along the way clearly defined. It also identifies the Ten Key Wealth Management Issues and offers priceless advice and guidance on negotiating each on the road to financial independence, It explains how the Ten Key Issues are interrelated and why the way you deal with any one can have a big impact on how you'll have to deal with the others. Also featured are fascinating, real-life stories of success and failure that offer an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others of all walks of life and tax brackets. Tax planning facts and strategies that demonstrate how to minimize your number-one most significant, ongoing expense, while maximizing savings are also presented. Written by an expert with decades of experience helping people of all walks of life realize their dreams of financial independence, this book arms you with the knowledge and tools you need to get to your Point X-the point at which you no longer have to work for your money but where your money works for you. -- Publisher description.
"When Meg inherits her father's thoroughbred Texas farm, she's determined to shut it down, despite Bo, the handsome manager. Can he--and love--change her mind?"--Provided by publisher.