May 25 - All libraries will be closed for Memorial Day
"From the New York Times bestselling author of the Survivor's Club novels comes "an epic love story" (Publishers Weekly) of intrigue and deception and the promises that can break a heart... "I will love you all my life and even beyond that." Even at fifteen, Jeanne, the privileged daughter of a royalist émigré knew what she liked: Englishman Robert Blake, bastard son of a marquess. Yet his questionable birth rendered him forbidden. Forced to part, they were still young enough to believe in tomorrow. But as time passed, that brief ephemeral flirtation at Haddington Hall faded into memory. Eleven years later in Portugal, during the Peninsular Wars, they meet again, both of them spies, and destined to be working on opposing sides. He is now a captain with the British army. She is the widowed Marquesa das Minas-sometimes going by the name Joana da Fonte. However for only one of them does the flicker of recognition still burn. Amid the fury of war and in the shadow of secrets, passion flares once again. But for Joana and Robert, each entrusted to a dangerous mission that demands deception, falling in love could be the most dangerous risk of all."-- Provided by publisher.
The new president of Russia is trying to create a democracy but there are strong elements trying to stop him.
"A call to arms for the growing movement of "Conservatarians"--members of the right who are fiscally conservative but socially liberal--and a fascinating look at conservatism's past and future. There is an underserved movement budding among conservatives, in which fiscal responsibility, constitutional obedience, and controlled government spending remain crucial tenets, but issues like gay marriage and drug control are approached with a libertarian bent. In The Conservatarian Manifesto, Charles C.W. Cooke engages with the data and the philosophy behind this movement, applauding conservatarianism as a force that can help Republicans mend the many ills that have plagued their party in recent years. Conservatarians are vexed by Republicans' failure to cut the size and scope of Washington D.C., but they are critical of some libertarians for their unacceptable positions on abortion, national defense, and immigration. They applaud conservatives' efforts to protect Second Amendment rights--efforts that have recently been wildly successful--but they see the War on Drugs as an unmitigated disaster that goes against everything conservatives ought to value. All movements run the risk of stagnation, and of losing touch with the principles and values that made them successful in the first place. In this book, Charles Cooke shows the way back to a better and more honest conservatism that champions limited government, reality-based policy, and favor for the smallest minority of all: the individual"--Provided by publisher.
A Vietnam veteran and trained killer, Vincent Majestyk finds peace as a farmer, growing melons, until the Mob, seeing him as an easy mark, tries to make him a victim in an extortion plot.
Erin had found her brother's San Francisco address and stood on the doorstep - not knowing she was about to walk into a heart-wrenching drama of shocking family ties and lies, and an intriguing, infuriating man whom she suddenly needed to love.
The creators of the seriously scientific YouTube channel, AsapSCIENCE, take readers on a rollicking ride through biology, chemistry, physics and other hard sciences to answer the questions they never got to ask in science class and apply them to everyday life.
Dickey's fans will be delighted by this fast-paced, deadly, and sensual novel that gives them the chance to catch up with some of their favorite characters while introducing a great new bad-boy narrator: a hit man who goes by the name of Gideon.
Dave Robicheaux, a New Orleans detective, discovers that someone wants him dead and becomes involved with drug dealers, Mafia chieftains, an ex-general with shady dealings in Central America, and a beautiful woman.
The UFO enigma has been part of our culture since the 1940s and building to a worldwide explosion of acceptance today. Now, as governments around the world open their files and records on internal UFO investigations, the US remains steadfast in its denial of interest in the UFO issue. As more of the world's population accepts the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence, the demand is building for disclosure from the United States. Using newly declassified and Freedom of Information Act documents, eyewitness accounts, interviews, and leaked documents being authenticated, THE Presidents and UFOs details the secret history of UFOs and the corresponding presidential administration. Starting in 1941 with the Roosevelt administration, author Larry Holcombe examines the startling discoveries facing a president preoccupied by WWII, the explosion of UFO sightings during the Truman years, first contact during the Eisenhower administration, and the possibility of a UFO connection to the Kennedy assassination. In 1975, the Nixon administration came very close to admitting that UFOs exist by funding a documentary by Robert Emenegger. Almost 40 years later, this book will examine Emenegger's findings. For the first time, the involvement of all of the modern presidents up to and including President Obama, and the rise and then fall of their influence on UFO issues, are told in one story that is an integral part of the fascinating UFO tapestry.
"The year is 1918. The issue is American women's right to vote. Kate Brennan, a sheltered, upper-class college graduate, is arrested when she goes to the aid of suffragists being attacked in front of the White House during a peaceful rally. Galvanized by her fourteen-day sentence in the Occoquan workhouse, she becomes a passionate supporter of the National Woman's Party." "Kate learns how to survive the dangerous world of hardball politics from Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, actual historical leaders of the Party. She falls in love with a man who may or may not sympathize with her cause. When the fight takes her to Colorado, she joins forces with Mary. Daly, an intrepid union leader, and puts her life on the line for the vote."--BOOK JACKET.
Mail-order-bride, Hope Kallahan is not amused when her stagecoach is waylaid by a bunch of bumbling outlaws. The feisty beauty is puzzled by the oddball in the group--the disarmingly kind Grunt Lawson. She doesn't know that Grunt is really Dan Sullivan, the government agent sent to infiltrate the gang on what was supposed to be his last assignment. Together, Hope and Dan learn that no matter what happens, God works everything together into a plan that's bigger and better than all their hopes and dreams.
"Tim Gunn, America?s favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach in providing wisdom, guidance, and support to the scores of design hopefuls on Project Runway. Having begun his fashion career as a teacher at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim knows more than a thing or two about mentorship and how to convey invaluable pearls of wisdom in an approachable, accessible manner. While Gunn?s Golden Rules showcased Tim ?as life coach,? imparting lessons based on his personal experiences, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor will focus on Tim ?as teacher.? Divided into sections on common themes?leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, empathy?this practical, timely book takes us on a journey through life lessons and uses Tim?s own personal experiences, from the classroom to the therapist?s office, to illustrate larger concepts. Each chapter will end with a ?life assignment,? where Tim challenges you to apply the lessons you?ve learned in practical mentoring or teaching situation."-- Publisher.
The continuing story of mail-order brides in the successful Brides of the West series. Spunky, young Ruth Priggish is on the run from an 80-year-old suitor. Her only hope of eluding him is to seek help from an unwilling protector, U.S. Marshall Dylan McCall. Copeland's readers will delight in this rollicking story of romance and danger.
"Jack Bannister and his team of investigators take on the most high-profile criminal case in the country - the assassination attempt of popular presidential candidate John Taylor in Downtown Denver. The Taylor family, fifth-generation ranchers in South Park, Colorado hire Bannister when the investigation stalls. As the shooting brings the family together, family matriarch Lora Rose Taylor begins to share a few secrets of her own. The investigation leads them through the secretive world of high finance and power politics. A reclusive billionaire investor has been quietly buying up old uranium claims throughout Western Colorado in anticipation of gaining a corner on the American market. Before the investigation can uncover the shooter, the investors private security team of ex-commandos is exposed and the search takes a dramatic turn into violence and kidnapping. The trail ultimately uncovers a legacy of government deceit and a battle between the landowners and the mining industry."--[Page] 4 of cover.
"The former Biggest Loser star and celebrity trainer presents a high intensity workout and eating plan that delivers big results in just 20 minutes a day. From his days as a trainer on The Biggest Loser, Bret Hoebel knows that when people log hours on a treadmill, they'll lose weight. But he also knows that most of his clients don't have the schedule or the desire to spend that much time at the gym. And the truth is--the number of minutes you spend working out isn't the key to weight loss: intensity is.Time and again, Brett meets clients who've been making the same mistakes--not only are they focused on the clock, but they're also concentrating on fat burn and pounds lost as markers of success. And with a fat-first focus on losing weight, plateaus come quickly and often. But it's not about fat, it's about muscle.In The 20-Minute Body, Brett explains why the key to long-term weight loss is building muscle. The more lean muscle your body has, the more calories your body will burn at rest. Metabolic muscle is the secret to fast metabolism. And all you need is 20 minutes a day to create it.Additionally, when you focus on inches, not pounds, you'll find that you fit into your clothes better and love the shape of your body. Weight is misleading--muscle weighs more than fat, but it takes up far less room. So throw away the scale and invest in a tape measure to track your success. The 20-Minute Body will help you lose 20 inches--from around your stomach, hips, thighs, and arms--in just 20 days. All it takes is 20 minutes of exercise, paired with 20-minute meals that are focused on nutrient quality, not calorie counts. Brett offers readers sample meal plans and recipes for meals, snacks, and desserts the whole family will love--all of which can be thrown together in 20 minutes or less"-- Provided by publisher.
"A wealthy socialite has been murdered. Now the killer must tie up a few loose ends. One is the witness. The other is Lucas Davenport. And of all the criminals Davenport has hunted, none has been as efficient or as ferociously intelligent as the woman who's hunting him." -- Page 4 of cover.
"It is clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister is going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq; something associated with the presence of 'Lovely Louise,' wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr. Leidner. In a few days' time Hercule Poirot is due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late..."--P.  of cover.
Caroline Cashion, a professor of French literature at Georgetown University, is stunned when an MRI reveals that she has a bullet lodged near the base of her skull. It makes no sense. She has never been shot. When she confronts her parents, they initially profess bewilderment. Then, over the course of one awful evening, she learns the truth. She was adopted when she was three years old, after her real parents were murdered in cold blood. That was thirty-four years ago. Now, Caroline returns to her hometown to learn whatever she can about who her parents were and why they died.
The Big Book of Paleo Recipes shows you how to create hundreds of flavorful paleo meals that keep you feeling full throughout the day. From hearty breakfast staples to satisfying entrees to mouthwatering desserts, each recipe uses fresh, paleo-approved ingredients, so you never have to worry about what's on your plate. With more than 500 paleo dishes to choose from, you will keep your family happy and healthy with easy-to-make recipes.
A legal thriller featuring a battered San Francisco wife accused of shooting both her husband and her seven-year-old son. When the trial opens she refuses to allow a defense of spousal abuse because of its implication of guilt. Which presents her lawyer, the narrator, with a major problem as the prosecution claims she killed the husband for the insurance.
Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his nickname "Satanas," flourishes as well. Then, in a dark Parisian back alley, he encounters Léon, an urchin with strangely familiar looks, fleeing his cruel brother. The Duke buys him, intending to use the youth in a scheme of revenge against an old enemy, the Comte de St. Vire--especially when Léon turns out to be the girl Léonie. Set in the mid-1700s, amid the splendours of Versailles and the dignified mansions of England, romance between the two blossoms, along with nerve-wracking suspense as the Comte and the Duke vie for the future of the girl.
Truth's testimony to her 30 years of bondage in upstate New York and the revelations that turned her into an abolitionist.
"Enjoy more than 60 inventive, easy-to-prepare vegan paleo recipes that use a wide range of unprocessed and natural ingredients including seeds, sprouted grains, fruits and vegetables"--Back cover.
Michael Havelock watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karats, double agent, was efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There was nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock saw his Jenna alive.