A correspondence between a 14-year-old Texas girl and a convict leads to love. A woman lawyer arranges a secret wedding and when the pregnant girl is banished from home, takes her in. The convict is a psychopath and tragedy follows when he escapes.
Endeavoring to build a life for herself in a dying early nineteenth-century New England town, Judy Rhines struggles with feelings of profound loneliness and impacts the lives of others, including Black Ruth, a freed slave.
"A central player in every major church-state-separation battle for decades, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn understands the complexities of this divisive issue like few others. As a long-time activist, a civil rights lawyer, and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he offers a unique perspective and a wealth of experience on church-state controversies. In this lively book, he has compiled his writings from various sources to explore in depth the many ways religious extremists have attempted to erode individual liberties. The topics range from publicly-promoted prayer to efforts to undermine public education and replace it with taxpayer-subsidized vouchers for religious schools, interfering with end-of-life and reproductive rights, censorship, and belligerence directed against nonbelievers and minorities. Lynn concludes that the ultimate goal of these extremist forces--consisting mainly of the Protestant Religious Right and the Roman Catholic hierarchy--is the creation of a corporate theocracy, a decidedly undemocratic system of government in which nonconservative Christians, along with humanist, feminists, and the LGBTQ community, are relegated to second-class status in America"-- Provided by publisher.
For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it's looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can't bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan knows something must be done. And his only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments.
"Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind was inspired by Barajas' conviction that healthy eating doesn't have to equate to self-deprivation and guilty pleasures shouldn't have to be riddled with remorse. Complete with a perfect combination of over 150 sweet and savory recipes, Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind breaks the mold (and all the rules) - with the core principle- just because your food is healthy doesn't mean it has to taste that way. Through years of experimentation and honing her skills, this self-proclaimed "dessertavore" delivers nothing short of excellence with mix of recipes sure to satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth--all gluten, grain free and guilt free--and you got it--Paleo friendly! Whether you're gluten-free, Paleo, love awesome food or simply want to "Bake the World a better place"--Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind will surpass all expectation and cater to your every indulgence--leaving you with a whole lot less to confess and a whole lot more to enjoy!"--Amazon.com.
In this third book in the sexy, suspenseful The Secret Life of Amy Benseny series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, we meet Amys brother Chadand the woman who either loves him or wants him dead. Six years ago, Chads hunt for a dangerous treasure turned deadly when his family home was set on fire, his parents killed. Faking his and his sister Amys death to protect her from further retaliation, he set her up in a new life with a friends help, letting her believe hed died. But now the men who hired Chad to find the treasure have found him, imprisoning and torturing him to learn where its hidden. A dark-haired beauty named Gia helps him escape, promising him access to his worst enemy. And as he tries to unravel the deep secrets of the past, he starts falling for heronly to discover shes not what she seems. Unable to trust anyone, Chad focuses on only two things: protecting his sister Amy and getting revenge. Is love even possible in the midst of heartache?
A celebrity chef shows her friends and family the joy of fulfillment--and manages to spice up her own life at the same time.
Caterer Goldy Schulz, temporarily shut down while her kitchen is remodeled, must cook up a quick crime-solving recipe when she makes arrangements to sell an item from her husband's collection of war memorabilia, only to have her buyer turn up suspiciously dead on the ski slopes.
Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the United States home. Dogs alone produce enough waste to fill more than 1,127 football fields 10 feet deep in a single year. Add billions of plastic pick-up bags to the mix and season well with tons of litter box waste. Scoop a hefty portion into local landfills and seal it tightly to ensure optimal methane production. Clearly, this is a recipe for disaster.Dog and cat owners who trash their pets' offerings daily are in denial about how much waste is produced and what happens to it. Those who want to make the responsible choice often turn to the internet, only to find misleading, confusing, and contradictory information. The Pet Poo Pocket Guide will help you reduce your pet's environmental paw print with: Best practices for cycling pet waste back to natureSuggestions on how to tailor your approach based on location, situation, weather, needs, or available timeInstructions for using your composted pet waste safely to enrich your soil and nourish ornamental plantsWith recycling tactics clearly indicated as easy, moderate, or demanding, The Pet Poo Pocket Guide offers something for everyone. This no-nonsense guide is a must-read for any pet owner who is concerned about the environmental impact of their best friend, and is seeking a safe and practical solution.Rose Seemann is the owner and operator of EnviroWagg, a company dedicated to collecting and composting canine waste into safe, nutrient-rich garden soil.
"It started as nothing more than a one-night stand. Justine is an A-list fashion model on a photo shoot in Europe. Adored by half the world, she can have whomever she wants, but she's never met anyone like the strange English girl whose bed she wakes up in one morning. Vienna is an autistic savant, adrift in a world of overwhelming patterns and connections only she can see. Socially awkward and inexperienced, she's never been with anyone before, let alone a glamorous supermodel enmeshed in a web of secrets and intrigue. When Justine's current beau is murdered in the bathroom of her hotel room, she suddenly finds herself thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy focusing on a set of antique wooden mannikins-the same ones that are the centerpieces of the photo shoot. What secret do the mannikins hide, and why is it worth killing over? Drawn together by an attraction neither of them can explain, Justine and Vienna are pursued across Europe by paparazzi, tabloid headlines. and the mystery of Vienna's own shadowy past, which holds the key to everything. Inspired by a classic Sherlock Holmes story, William S. Kirby's Vienna reimagines Holmes and Watson for the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.
"Why eat crap food when you don't have to? Better yet, why eat health food that doesn't taste good? There's no need to do that again with Juli Bauer's Paleo Cookbook. New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Kitchen and creator of the popular website PaleOMG, Juli is a well-known paleo cook who creates meals that are sure to please the whole family. Absolutely no one will complain when you serve them delicious dishes like Breakfast Tacos, Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Chops, Moo Shu Pork, Shredded Beef Tostadas, and Layered Flourless Chocolate Cake"--Provided from publisher.
Forced to take a false identity to escape her parents' killers, Amy Bensen hopes she has found her savior in powerful, wealthy Liam Stone, but as their affair becomes more intense, she realizes he might be the last man she should trust.
A novel of small-town life in the high plains region around Holt, Colorado, follows the challenges, emotional upheaval, tragedies, and intertwined destinies of the local inhabitants as they cope with the changes they encounter.
A pre-Civil War romance whose heroine is Abigail, a Boston blueblood. She marries a Southern rice planter and when he dies Abigail inherits a property with a hundred slaves. Abigail is against slavery, as is the overseer, Thad, which brings them together.
America's Sagebrush Sea is one of its most extensive natural landscapes, yet this sensitive ecosystem is unprotected and being fragmented by development. Located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains and stretching from Greater Yellowstone to Telluride, Colorado, the region known as the Sagebrush Sea is a unique wildlife habitat with an abundance of natural resources. For this reason it is treasured by conservationists, private land owners, and energy developers alike. In the eyes of organizations such as Audubon and the World Wildlife Fund, the loss of this habitat would be catastrophic for important species like the Greater and Gunnison's Sage-grouse. Greater Sage-grouse were once found across thirteen western states, but due to energy development and conversion of land for agriculture, they now inhabit only half of their historic range. In addition, the gradual disappearance of sagebrush habitat in the West is having a profound effect on other wildlife species such as Brewer's sparrow, sage sparrow, sage thrasher, pygmy rabbit, mule deer, pronghorn, and more. Sage Spirit features each of these species and the threats they face. Photographer and writer Dave Showalter has documented the seasonal changes, animal behaviors, and migrations within the Sagebrush Sea. He is working with conservation leaders, government agencies, Native communities, and private landowners to tell the complete story of the ecosystem and the way humans are using the landscape. hrough images and essays, Sage Spirit explains why responsible management of this fragile habitat is so vital.
Outlines a fresh interpretation of the linked origins of World War I and the Russian Revolution, demonstrating how contemporary issues were already crucial elements in the prewar era.
"At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, shes finally dared to believe she is forgotten, even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run. On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take "no" as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?"
"Based on Zero Belly Diet, the revolutionary bestselling weight-loss plan from ABC News nutrition and wellness correspondent David Zinczenko, creator of Eat This, Not That!, Zero Belly Cookbook is a groundbreaking collection of recipes that will teach anyone how to cook beautifully, lose weight fast, and get healthier in just minutes a day. SEE THE DELICIOUS DIFFERENCE IN JUST FOURTEEN DAYS! Strip away up to 16 pounds in two weeks with the weight-loss power of gourmet superfoods. Ever since the arrival of Zero Belly Diet--with its proven formula to rev up metabolism, melt away fat, and turn "off" the genes that cause weight gain--fans have been clamoring for more scrumptious, waist-slimming recipes to add to their weekly menus. David Zinczenko answers the call in Zero Belly Cookbook--a collection of more than 150 quick, simple, restaurant-quality meals that will change how you eat, feel, and live. Breakfast: Set your metabolism racing with the all-day fat-burning protein power of Spinach and Onion Strata and the superfood-packed Apple Pie Muffins. Lunch: Quell hunger with low-calorie, belly-flattening takes on such indulgent favorites as Turkey Meatball Heroes with Onion and Peppers Dinner: Celebrate easy, automatic weight loss in gourmet style with fast, simple meals you can make in minutes--including Green Tea Poached Salmon with Bok Choy or Steak Frites with Arugula Chimichurri and Asparagus."--Provided by publisher.
The tale of six people who belong to a reading group in California.
"People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that country's population lives north of the US border, the decision to migrate is rarely voluntary. Free trade agreements and economic policies that exacerbate and reinforce extreme wealth disparities make it impossible for Mexicans to make a living at home. And yet when they migrate to the United States, they must grapple with criminalization, low wages, and exploitation. In The Right to Stay Home, journalist David Bacon tells the story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities. Bacon shows how immigrant communities are fighting back--envisioning a world in which migration isn't forced by poverty or environmental destruction and people are guaranteed the "right to stay home." This richly detailed and comprehensive portrait of immigration reveals how the interconnected web of labor, migration, and the global economy unites farmers, migrant workers, and union organizers across borders. In addition to incisive reporting, eleven narratives are included, giving readers the chance to hear the voices of activists themselves as they reflect on their experiences, analyze the complexities of their realities, and affirm their vision for a better world" -- Publisher website.
Steppes--semi-arid biomes dominated by forbs, grasses, and grass-like species, and characterized by extremes of cold and heat--occupy enormous areas on four continents. Yet these ecosystems are among the least studied on our planet. Given that the birth and evolution of human beings have been so intimately interwoven with steppe regions, it is amazing that so few attempts have been made to compare and quantify the features of these regions. In this ground-breaking volume, five leading voices in horticulture--all staff members of Denver Botanic Gardens--examine the plants, climate, geology, and geography of the world?s steppes: central Asia, central and intermountain North America, Patagonia, and South Africa. Drawing upon their first-hand experience, the writers illuminate the distinctive features of each region, with a particular emphasis on the striking similarities between their floras. Each chapter includes a primer of species of horticultural interest--a rich resource for readers with an interest in steppe plants.
Presents more than one hundred stories and essays that highlight the relationship between literature and leadership and creativity and strategic thinking, featuring works from a variety of writers.
To stop the King of Silences from declaring war on the Mists, October Daye and her friends must travel to another Kingdom where old enemies and new will be waiting to ensure that their efforts will come to naught.
A former Olympic athlete and high-end escort reveals her struggles with manic depression, exploring how mental illness both drove her competitively and painfully challenged her personal life.