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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. [4] 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.

Truth's testimony to her 30 years of bondage in upstate New York and the revelations that turned her into an abolitionist.

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.

"The bestselling author of Bowling Alone offers [an] ... examination of the American Dream in crisis--how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"-- Provided by publisher.

Dr. Liam Campbell, desperate to reach his wife Mikaela after an accident that has left her in a lingering coma, contacts her ex-husband, movie star Julian True, and then must deal with the consequences when she wakes up with retrograde amnesia, remembering nothing of the past fifteen years, including her marriage and children with Liam.

Thirty-eight year old Jeremy Pauling has never left home. He lives simply on the top floor of a Baltimore rowhouse, quietly creating collages of little people snipped from wrapping paper. His elderly mother putters in the rooms below. That is, until the fall of 1960, when she dies and leaves Jeremy alone. The following spring he takes in two boarders: a young woman and her child. Mary Tell is unaware of how much courage it takes Jeremy to look her in the eye. For Jeremy, like one of his paper creations, is fragile and easily torn -- especially when he's falling in love...

Inheriting her grandfather's fabulous California Impressionist paintings, art buyer and landscape artist Lacey Quinn uncovers a murderous plot when she investigates her grandfather's past.

Beatrice Poole is on a mission to discover one of the missing Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite and enlists the aid of an eccentric and reclusive monk.

"There are pivotal moments in the lives of all seekers when we realize that we've been traveling on our path of growth toward happiness and fulfillment, but, simply put, we want to go faster. How we have been living, working, and loving just isn't enough or even acceptable anymore. We know we're being called to something more significant and expanded--we can feel it. At these times what's needed is not simply more change or an adjustment in our outer life, but profound transformation. We don't just want to rearrange the pieces of ourselves so that they look better temporarily. We want nothing less than rebirth. We are ready for Soul Shifts. Soul Shifts is the groundbreaking new book from New York Times best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. Now, in her most powerful offering yet--and the culmination of her life's work--Dr. De Angelis offers a practical handbook for awakening, and a brilliant revisioning of the journey of personal and spiritual transformation that will inspire and enlighten longtime seekers as well as new arrivals to the path of growth. Soul Shifts are radical, vibrational internal shifts that spontaneously and inevitably transform the way you relate to yourself, to others, and to the world. For transformation to be real and lasting, it must originate from the inside out, so that instead of trying to constantly micromanage everything, you operate from true mastery at the deepest level of who you are--the soul level. When you learn how to make these "Soul Shifts" on the inside, everything on the outside of your life shifts. Places where you've felt stuck or confused become illuminated with new clarity and understanding. Obstacles turn into possibilities, dead ends transform into doorways, and challenges convert into astonishing maps leading you to exciting new territories. all because you have made a Soul Shift. A masterful and moving teacher, Dr. De Angelis will offer you illuminating guidance and invaluable techniques for living a life of practical spirituality and making your own personal Soul Shifts. Written with Barbara De Angelis's trademark eloquence, keen insight, and compassionate wisdom, Soul Shifts takes you on nothing less than a sacred inner journey to emotional and spiritual rebirth and lasting attainment. Reading it will leave you truly and authentically uplifted and transformed"-- Provided by publisher.

In one terrifying moment, Dynah Carey's perfect life is shattered by rape, her future irrevocably altered by an unwanted pregnancy, and her doting family torn apart. Her seemingly rock-solid faith is pushed to the limits as she faces the most momentous choice of her life--to embrace or to end the untimely life within her.

Lonnie grows up caught in the middle of his beloved grandfather Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman dedicated to the values of honesty and decency, and Hud, Homer's unscrupulous stepson.

"For many of us, our possessions and the lifestyle that goes along with them are causing more stress than happiness otherwise known as "keeping up with the Joneses" or what Alain de Botton calls "status anxiety." But James Wallman argues that we are approaching a tipping point with regard to materialism. People are turning away from the endless drive to consume in favor of a simpler, more streamlined way of living. The shift is already underway: influential millennials favor Zipcars over owning cars, share music on Spotify, and read e-books rather than accumulating a bulky physical library. Wallman blames our obsession with "stuff" on the original Mad Men who first "created desire" through advertising, with unintended consequences that ripple through our lives today. He interviews anthropologists studying the 21st century clutter crisis, consults with scientists who have linked "stuffocation" to rising cortisol levels and declining psychological wellbeing, and introduces us to the innovators who are already choosing "experience" over "stuff." A paradigm-shifting look at how and why we consume, and an inspiring manifesto for living more with less" -- Provided by publisher.

After the mysterious deaths of two women who bear an uncanny resemblance to Dr. Kacey Lambert, Detective Selena Alvarez suspects murder, and Kacey fears she may be the next victim when she starts to notice connections between herself and the dead women.

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