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A Passion Denied (The Daughters of Boston Book #3)
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1441204091
  • Reader Reviews : 157
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Young Elizabeth O'Connor is the little sister John Brady always longed for. But she wants much more than that from her spiritual mentor. As she blossoms into a beautiful young woman intent on loving John, he must push back the very real attraction he feels for her. His past just won't let him go there. Unfortunately, Lizzie won't let him go anywhere else--until she discovers he is not all that he seems. Can true love survive such revelations? Full of the romance and relationships Lessman readers have come to love, A Passion Denied is the final book in the popular Daughters of Boston series.

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    A Passion Redeemed (The Daughters of Boston Book #2)
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781441204325
  • Reader Reviews : 114
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Graced with physical beauty, though shallow of heart, Charity O'Connor is a woman who knows what she wants. She sets her sights on the cantankerous Mitch Dennehy, editor at the Irish Times, who has unwittingly stolen her heart. And although the sparks are there, Mitch refuses to fan the coals of a potential relationship with his ex-fiancée's sister. But Charity has a plan to turn up the heat and she always gets what she wants--one way or another. Is revenge so sweet after all? Or will Charity get burned? Full of intense passion, betrayal, and forgiveness, A Passion Redeemed will delight Lessman's fans and draw new ones.

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    A Heart Revealed (Winds of Change Book #2)
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781441234032
  • Reader Reviews : 83
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity's handsome and charming brother, Sean O'Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she's ever known? Filled with intense passion and longing, deception and revelation, A Heart Revealed will hold readers in its grip until the very last page.

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    A Love Surrendered (Winds of Change Book #3)
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781441239716
  • Reader Reviews : 58
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Orphaned in Iowa, Annie Kennedy moves to Boston to stay with her spinster aunt. She longs for romance to fill the void left by her parents' death. But when she falls hard for Steven O'Connor, the man who broke an engagement to her sister, Annie is worried. Will he break her heart too when he discovers who she really is? With heart-pounding romance, intense family drama, and emotional twists and turns, A Love Surrendered is everything Julie Lessman's many fans have been waiting for.

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    A Passion Most Pure (The Daughters of Boston Book #1)
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781441200945
  • Reader Reviews : 166
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Refusing to settle for anything less than a romantic relationship that pleases God, Faith O'Connor steels her heart against her desire for the roguish Collin McGuire. But when Collin tries to win her sister Charity's hand, Faith isn't sure she can handle the jealousy she feels. To further complicate matters, Faith finds herself the object of Collin's affections, even as he is courting her sister. The Great War is raging overseas, and a smaller war is brewing in the O'Connor household. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page. Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.

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    Witness to Passion
  • Author : Naima Simone
  • Publisher : Entangled: Ignite
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781633752788
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Under his protection and in his bed... For Fallon Wayland, birthdays are just another reminder of her looming spinsterhood. This year is shaping up to be no different. Fired from her job, dumped by her boyfriend, and oh yes, witnessing the murder of a high-ranking lieutenant in the local crime family... Yeah, birthdays suck. Ever since a disastrous, hot-as-hell kiss years ago, soldier-turned-security specialist Shane Roarke has avoided his baby sister's reckless—and gorgeous—best friend. Yet when her life is threatened after she witnesses a gang hit, he insists on protecting her. The two are forced to hole up in a safe house. Alone. Passion long denied erupts between them, burning away their inhibitions. But even as layers—and clothes—are peeled away, danger closes in. Shane and Fallon might finally have a chance at love...if they survive long enough to see it. Each book in the Guarding Her Body series is STANDALONE: *Witness to Passion *Killer Curves

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    When Reality Bites
  • Author : Holly Parker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9781616496975
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Learn how to use denial to help you when you are facing tragedy and how to recognize and move past denial when it becomes counterproductive. Denial is often seen as an inability or unwillingness to face unpleasant or difficult realities--from financial losses, to illnesses like alcoholism, to larger social issues like climate change. In some instances, denial can be detrimental because it can keep you stuck in a cycle of destructive behaviors. However, denial can also be very useful for helping you get through hard times, allowing you to tap into your resiliency for emotional survival.With great insight and originality, author Holly Parker shows you how to use denial as a buffer in the face of tragedy and how to know when your use of denial has become counterproductive or detrimental. Through a fresh, comforting, and clinically-based perspective, Parker takes the shame out of denial with practical and relatable solutions to uncovering, reframing, and harnessing this very normal coping technique. Hands-on exercises and compelling personal stories help you apply this information to your situation and come to accept your need for denial when it helps, and break through it to face life’s challenges with courage when it hurts.

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    Isle of Hope
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 1519377452
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  • Genre : Clergy
  • She stole his heart.He stole her peace.Can hope steal their pain?At the age of eighteen, Lacey Carmichael was a wild girl bent on fun, promised to Jack O'Bryen, a straight-and-narrow pastor's kid bent on the seminary. When her father kicks her out of the house, she runs away from Isle of Hope, turning her back on everything she loves. Now, eight years later, she's back as a woman of faith, hoping to make amends to the father she defied, the boyfriend she deserted, and the best friend she denied. Only the bridges she's burned are still smoldering, kindled by an adulterous affair by Jack's pastor father that damaged his son's faith. But can a turning of tables-and hearts-lead the way back to "hope" for them all?

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    A Hope Undaunted
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780800734152
  • Reader Reviews : 133
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As the 1920s draw to a close, smart and feisty Katie O'Connor is looking for a husband. But it won't be easy to choose between her good-looking, well-connected, and wealthy boyfriend Jake and the man she swore to despise forever. A highly charged romance.

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    Redeeming Love
  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780593193013
  • Reader Reviews : 4175
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • A favorite Christian romance classic—a tragically wounded soul, the man called to marry her, and the only love that heals all—now available in a beautiful keepsake, linen-bound edition! “A literary masterpiece, reminding us that God’s love is unconditional.”—Debbie Macomber California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does . . . the One who will never let her go. A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.

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    Denied
  • Author : Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1409155684
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : FICTION
  • The latest addictive installment of the year's hottest trilogy from international bestseller, Jodi Ellen Malpas. Jodi took the nation by storm with Jesse and Ava in her This Man novels. Christian Grey has just found a new wave of admirers in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Could there be a man to match these men? Meet Livy and her mysterious 'M'. Aloof, addictive and intriguing - ever since he offered her 24 hours of adoration and satisfaction, M has turned Livy's life upside down. It seems they both have secrets - and following their hearts will risk everything. Passionate, authentic and utterly gripping, this brand new novel will be a must-read for all of Jodi's devoted fans as well as readers of Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and anyone who needs to escape from the day-to-day with a love affair that will take your breath away.

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    From Passion to Peace, Or, The Pathway of the Pure
  • Author : James Allen
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590015016
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Christian life
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    Last Best Hope
  • Author : George Packer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780374603670
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Social Science
  • One of The New York Times's 100 notable books of 2021 "[George Packer's] account of America’s decline into destructive tribalism is always illuminating and often dazzling." —William Galston, The Washington Post Acclaimed National Book Award-winning author George Packer diagnoses America’s descent into a failed state, and envisions a path toward overcoming our injustices, paralyses, and divides In the year 2020, Americans suffered one rude blow after another to their health, livelihoods, and collective self-esteem. A ruthless pandemic, an inept and malign government response, polarizing protests, and an election marred by conspiracy theories left many citizens in despair about their country and its democratic experiment. With pitiless precision, the year exposed the nation’s underlying conditions—discredited elites, weakened institutions, blatant inequalities—and how difficult they are to remedy. In Last Best Hope, George Packer traces the shocks back to their sources. He explores the four narratives that now dominate American life: Free America, which imagines a nation of separate individuals and serves the interests of corporations and the wealthy; Smart America, the world view of Silicon Valley and the professional elite; Real America, the white Christian nationalism of the heartland; and Just America, which sees citizens as members of identity groups that inflict or suffer oppression. In lively and biting prose, Packer shows that none of these narratives can sustain a democracy. To point a more hopeful way forward, he looks for a common American identity and finds it in the passion for equality—the “hidden code”—that Americans of diverse persuasions have held for centuries. Today, we are challenged again to fight for equality and renew what Alexis de Tocqueville called “the art” of self-government. In its strong voice and trenchant analysis, Last Best Hope is an essential contribution to the literature of national renewal.

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    The Scarlet Letter
  • Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : OXFORD:503855242
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Adultery
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    The Dangerous Passion
  • Author : David M. Buss
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780684867861
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Why do men and women cheat on each other? How do men really feel when their partners have sex with other men? What worries women more -- men who turn to other women for love or men who simply want sexual variety in their lives? Can the jealousy husbands and wives experience over real or imagined infidelities be cured? Should it be? In this surprising and engaging exploration of men's and women's darker passions, David Buss, acclaimed author of The Evolution of Desire, reveals that both men and women are actually designed for jealousy. Drawing on experiments, surveys, and interviews conducted in thirty-seven countries on six continents, as well as insights from recent discoveries in biology, anthropology, and psychology, Buss discovers that the evolutionary origins of our sexual desires still shape our passions today. According to Buss, more men than women want to have sex with multiple partners. Furthermore, women who cheat on their husbands do so when they are most likely to conceive, but have sex with their spouses when they are least likely to conceive. These findings show that evolutionary tendencies to acquire better genes through different partners still lurk beneath modern sexual behavior. To counteract these desires to stray -- and to strengthen the bonds between partners -- jealousy evolved as an early detection system of infidelity in the ancient and mysterious ritual of mating. Buss takes us on a fascinating journey through many cultures, from pre-historic to the present, to show the profound evolutionary effect jealousy has had on all of us. Only with a healthy balance of jealousy and trust can we be certain of a mate's commitment, devotion, and true love.

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    The Cigar Song
  • Author : Emir Lopez
  • Publisher : Trilogy Christian Publishing
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 1637690681
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  • Genre : Books
  • "The Cigar Song is a must-read, inspiring and moving, to say the least!" -CARLOS FUENTE JR., President of the Fuente Companies "The tobacco plant comes from the ground, from the dust, and eventually, it returns back to the dust, but what happens in between is a complicated and fascinating process..." (A quote from the book) This book will change your life...! My hope and promise to you are that you will be a better person after reading it...! -EMIR LOPEZ, Author Are you ready to read a book that will push all your buttons? Well, here it is... The Cigar Song is the story of Jaime Colon, a retired baseball player who works as a representative of the Cuban national team. When he suddenly finds himself in a tough predicament after realizing he was living a lie his entire life, Jaime opens his eyes to the reality that he has denied the very core of his foundation as a man by never exercising his true passion, dreams, and aspirations in doing the job he suddenly hates. The role he plays for the team, an opportunistic position he only executes to enjoy the perks that come with the job, involves being a rat and a snitch for the Castro regime by ensuring that none of the players ever dare to defect while playing abroad. The position, however, also allows him a better life than that of most living in Cuba, so he copes with being a hypocrite against the foundation of who he truly is. Realizing he has a choice to make when he is abruptly faced with the most difficult decision and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, that is when Jaime's core values, beliefs, and even his faith are tested in the blink of an eye. What will Jaime do? Will he risk losing his job, damaging his pristine character and integrity in the eyes of his countrymen, and possibly his life, in pursuit of his own personal ambitions and self-fulfillment? Or will he choose love for country and family instead? Hero or zero?

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    The Purpose-driven Life
  • Author : Rick Warren
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780310210740
  • Reader Reviews : 2804
  • Genre : Religion
  • A Groundbreaking Manifesto on the Meaning of Life This book will help you understand why you are alive and God's amazing plan for you-both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal 40-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and, most importantly, prepare you for eternity. The Purpose-Driven Life is a blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century-a lifestyle based on God's eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using over 1,200 Scriptural quotes and references, it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chambers, Rick Warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about. This is a book of hope and challenge that you will read and re-read, and it will be a classic treasured by generations to come.

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    Vanguard
  • Author : Martha S. Jones
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781541618602
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  • Genre : History
  • The epic history of African American women's pursuit of political power -- and how it transformed America. In the standard story, the suffrage crusade began in Seneca Falls in 1848 and ended with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. But this overwhelmingly white women's movement did not win the vote for most black women. Securing their rights required a movement of their own. In Vanguard, acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women's political lives in America. She recounts how they defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons. From the earliest days of the republic to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and beyond, Jones excavates the lives and work of black women -- Maria Stewart, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Fannie Lou Hamer, and more -- who were the vanguard of women's rights, calling on America to realize its best ideals.

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    Taste of Passion
  • Author : Brenda Jackson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781429917605
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • SOME LONGINGS Attorney Mackenzie "Mac" Standfield swore off love when her heart was shattered into a million pieces. But there's one man who has managed to tempt her beyond reason-rodeo star Luke Madaris. Although five years have passed, Mac discovers when she runs into Luke again that the sexual tension is just as charged as ever... BURN MORE When Luke gets injured in a rodeo, he knows the only place where he can recuperate-without being smothered by his worried family-is at Mac's place. After all, like Mac, he has no interest in any romantic entanglements....until being in such close quarters with Mac forces Luke to confront a desire he can no longer fight... WITH TIME With each passing day, Mac and Luke come to realize that their smoldering attraction can be put out only if they surrender to it. But what Mac doesn't realize is that once you give yourself to a Madaris man, there's no turning back... "Romance that sizzles."-Lori Foster

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    The Final Case
  • Author : David Guterson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780525521334
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the award-winning, best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars—a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life. A girl dies one late, rainy night a few feet from the back door of her home. The girl, Abeba, was born in Ethiopia. Her adoptive parents, Delvin and Betsy Harvey—conservative, white fundamentalist Christians—are charged with her murder. Royal, a Seattle criminal attorney in the last days of his long career, takes Betsy Harvey’s case. An octogenarian without a driver’s license, he leans on his son—the novel’s narrator—as he prepares for trial. So begins The Final Case, a bracing, astute, and deeply affecting examination of justice and injustice—and familial love. David Guterson’s first courtroom drama since Snow Falling on Cedars, it is his most compelling and heartfelt novel to date.

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    The Shades: A Novel
  • Author : Evgenia Citkowitz
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780393254136
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Vanity Fair: This Season’s Ultimate Fiction Vogue: A Book to Thrill, Entertain, and Sustain You Spare and haunting, The Shades is a gripping mystery and a story of a family in crisis. A year has passed since Catherine and Michael Hall lost their teenage daughter in a car accident, leaving them and their sixteen-year-old son, Rowan, reeling in the aftermath of the tragedy. After Rowan escapes to boarding school, Catherine withdraws from her life as a successful London gallerist to Hamdean, an apartment in a Georgian country manor, where she and Michael had hoped to spend their retirement. When a beguiling young woman, Keira, appears at the house claiming to have once lived there, Catherine is reanimated by the promise of a meaningful connection. However, their relationship soon shifts to one of forbidding uncertainty as the mysteries of the past collide with the truth of the present. Emotionally complex and psychologically tense, The Shades raises questions about the inescapability of human nature and speaks to our deepest anxieties: the safety of those we love and the sanctuary of home.

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    All Passion Denied
  • Author : William Mitchell Ross
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 9781479702947
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • During a violent and powerful mid-summer thunderstorm that shook the city of Monroe, Wisconsin, Dr. George Andrew Buckle was waiting for his wife, Dr. Ingrid Lindquist, at the country club. He was highly agitated because the storm caused his wife to cancel their dinner date. After several drinks, he made his way unsteadily to his car in the parking lot. As he approached his car, an unknown person emerged from the hedge row and fired three shots killing him. The murder rocked the city. The violent death of a world renown heart surgeon put everyone on edge. Police and Fire Commissioner, Roger Nussbaum, instructed Police Chief Brandon Johns to solve the murder quickly and restore calm to the city. The police think they have a prime suspect identified, but Detective Samantha Gates has her doubts. In the meantime, a priest at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Father Bernard, is intrigued by the case and pursues his own line of inquiry. His curiosity and interest could lead to tragic consequences.

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    Vital Signs
  • Author : Gregg Levoy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781101608890
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Rediscover—or discover for the first time—the things that make you passionate in life Vital Signs is about what inspires passion and what defeats it. How we lose it and how we get it back. And ultimately it’s about the endless yet endlessly fruitful tug-of-war between freedom and domestication, the wild in us and the tame, our natural selves and our conditioned selves. Each chapter in Vital Signs will contain a core sample, an intimate biography of one of the strategies we employ to gain or regain our passion. The book also affirms the importance of courageous inquiry into dispassion—where we’re numb, depressed, stuck, bored—so the reader can recognize and change these tendencies in themselves.

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    Exposition of the Christian Faith
  • Author : Saint Ambrose,Aeterna Press
  • Publisher : Aeterna Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • The author praises Gratian’s zeal for instruction in the Faith, and speaks lowly of his own merits. Taught of God Himself, the Emperor stands in no need of human instruction; yet this his devoutness prepares the way to victory. The task appointed to the author is difficult: in the accomplishment whereof he will be guided not so much by reason and argument as by authority, especially that of the Nicene Council.

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    The Book of Longings
  • Author : Sue Monk Kidd
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780525429760
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

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    Areopagitica
  • Author : John Milton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101068573029
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Freedom of the press
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    The Self-Driven Child
  • Author : William Stixrud, PhD,Ned Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780735222526
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Education
  • “Instead of trusting kids with choices . . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop.” —NPR “This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” —Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling author of How Children Succeed A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. Many complained they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this doesn't mean giving up your authority as a parent. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, and ready to take on new challenges. The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination.

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    Timeless Passion
  • Author : Constance O'Day-Flannery
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Pages : 495
  • ISBN : 0821759590
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The last thing Brianne remembers is driving along the highway, outside of New Orleans. But when she wakes up after the accident, she finds herself sitting in the middle of a meadow, staring up at the most handsome man she'd ever seen--and he's telling her the year is 1856.

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    Queen Anne
  • Author : Anne Somerset
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9780307962898
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. She had a history of personal misfortune, overcoming ill health (she suffered from crippling arthritis; by the time she became Queen she was a virtual invalid) and living through seventeen miscarriages, stillbirths, and premature births in seventeen years. By the end of her comparatively short twelve-year reign, Britain had emerged as a great power; the succession of outstanding victories won by her general, John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, had humbled France and laid the foundations for Britain’s future naval and colonial supremacy. While the Queen’s military was performing dazzling exploits on the continent, her own attention—indeed her realm—rested on a more intimate conflict: the female friendship on which her happiness had for decades depended and which became for her a source of utter torment. At the core of Anne Somerset’s riveting new biography, published to great acclaim in England (“Definitive”—London Evening Standard; “Wonderfully pacy and absorbing”—Daily Mail), is a portrait of this deeply emotional, complex bond between two very different women: Queen Anne—reserved, stolid, shrewd; and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, wife of the Queen’s great general—beautiful, willful, outspoken, whose acerbic wit was equally matched by her fearsome temper. Against a fraught background—the revolution that deposed Anne’s father, James II, and brought her to power . . . religious differences (she was born Protestant—her parents’ conversion to Catholicism had grave implications—and she grew up so suspicious of the Roman church that she considered its doctrines “wicked and dangerous”) . . . violently partisan politics (Whigs versus Tories) . . . a war with France that lasted for almost her entire reign . . . the constant threat of foreign invasion and civil war—the much-admired historian, author of Elizabeth I (“Exhilarating”—The Spectator; “Ample, stylish, eloquent”—The Washington Post Book World), tells the extraordinary story of how Sarah goaded and provoked the Queen beyond endurance, and, after the withdrawal of Anne’s favor, how her replacement, Sarah’s cousin, the feline Abigail Masham, became the ubiquitous royal confidante and, so Sarah whispered to growing scandal, the object of the Queen's sexual infatuation. To write this remarkably rich and passionate biography, Somerset, winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, has made use of royal archives, parliamentary records, personal correspondence and previously unpublished material. Queen Anne is history on a large scale—a revelation of a centuries-overlooked monarch.

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    Everything and the Moon
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780061741869
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It was indisputably love at first sight. But Victoria Lyndon was merely the teenaged daughter of a vicar. . .while Robert Kemble was the dashing young earl of Macclesfield. Surely what their meddlesome fathers insisted must have been true-that he was a reckless seducer determined to destroy her innocence. . . and she was a shameless fortune hunter. So it most certainly was for the best when their plans to elope went hopelessly awry. Even after a seven-year separation, Victoria-now a governess-still leaves Robert breathless. But how could he ever again trust the raven-haired deceiver who had shattered his soul? And Victoria could never give her heart a second time to the cad who so callously trampled on it the first. But a passion fated will not be denied, and vows of love yearn to be kept. . . even when one promises the moon.

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    Religion and the Meaning of Life
  • Author : Clifford Williams
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9781108421560
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Explores life's meaning through the lens of belief in God and lived realities including boredom, denial of death, and suicide.

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    One Night: Unveiled
  • Author : Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781409155713
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Did you fall in love with Christian Grey in the books and the Fifty Shades of Grey film? Addicted to Jesse Ward in This Man? Then there was Miller Hart. And now the unmmissable final book in the ONE NIGHT series is here. They made their choice. And now Livy and Miller must fight for a life without secrets - and a passion without limits. . . Livy has never known pure desire like this. The gorgeous and mysterious Miller Hart captivates her, seduces her, and worships her in deliciously sinful ways. He knows her innermost thoughts, drawing her ever deeper into his dangerous world. Miller will do anything to keep Livy safe, even if it means risking his own life. But his dark history isn't the only thing that threatens their future together. As the truth of Livy's family legacy unravels, an unsettling parallel between past and present comes to light. With her world spinning out of control, Livy finds herself caught between the rapture of an all-consuming love - and a deadly obsession that could destroy them both. Breathtaking, intense and utterly gripping, this brand new novel is a must-read for all of Jodi's devoted fans as well as readers of Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and anyone who needs to escape with a love affair that will set your pulse racing...

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    Alice + Freda Forever
  • Author : Alexis Coe
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781541581678
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Alice + Freda Forever is a gut-wrenching story of love, death, and the dangers of intolerance."—Bustle In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiancée Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again. Freda adjusted to this fate with an ease that stunned a heartbroken Alice. Her desperation grew with each unanswered letter—and her father's razor soon went missing. On January 25, Alice publicly slashed her ex-fiancée's throat. Her same-sex love was deemed insane by her father that very night, and medical experts agreed: This was a dangerous and incurable perversion. As the courtroom was expanded to accommodate national interest, Alice spent months in jail—including the night that three of her fellow prisoners were lynched (an event which captured the attention of journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells). After a jury of "the finest men in Memphis" declared Alice insane, she was remanded to an asylum, where she died under mysterious circumstances just a few years later. Alice + Freda Forever recounts this tragic, real-life love story with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes.

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    A Farewell to Arms
  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781476764528
  • Reader Reviews : 92
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Featuring a previously published author introduction, a personal foreword by his son and a new introduction by his grandson, a definitive edition of the lauded World War I classic collects all 39 of the Nobel Prize-winning author's alternate endings to offer new insights into his creative process. Reprint.

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    Passions and Persuasion in Aristotle's Rhetoric
  • Author : Jamie Dow
  • Publisher : Oxford Aristotle Studies
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 9780198716266
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Jamie Dow presents an original treatment of Aristotle's views on rhetoric and the passions, and the first major study of Aristotle's 'Rhetoric' in recent years. He attributes to Aristotle a normative view of rhetoric and its role in the state, and ascribes to him a particular view of the kinds of cognitions involved in the passions.

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    One Night: Promised
  • Author : Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781455559329
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A breathtaking novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy. ONE NIGHT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH . . . Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He's heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she's almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she'll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M. All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He's obnoxious but well-mannered. He's a gentleman but aloof. He's passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can't deny him . . . or herself. M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed-and that she fears only he can satisfy. But she senses that behind the fast cars, fancy suits, and posh apartment, he's aching inside. To have him, body and soul, she'll have to brave his dark secrets. Delving into his world and breaking down his defenses become her obsession-an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair . .

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    The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas
  • Author : Anand Giridharadas
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780393239508
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Describes how a Bangladeshi immigrant, shot in the Dallas mini mart where he worked in the days after September 11 in a revenge crime, forgives his assailant and petitions the State of Texas to spare his attacker the death penalty. 20,000 first printing.

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    Wieland, Or the Transformation
  • Author : Charles Brockden Brown
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : RUTGERS:39030038385607
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  • Genre : Books
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    And The Band Played on
  • Author : Randy Shilts
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 666
  • ISBN : 0312241356
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • An examination of the AIDS crisis exposes the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic.

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    A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation
  • Author : John Matteson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780393247084
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Matteson illuminates three harrowing months of the Civil War and their enduring legacy for America. December 1862 drove the United States toward a breaking point. The Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and Northern confidence. As Abraham Lincoln’s government threatened to fracture, this critical moment also tested five extraordinary individuals whose lives reflect the soul of a nation. The changes they underwent led to profound repercussions in the country’s law, literature, politics, and popular mythology. Taken together, their stories offer a striking restatement of what it means to be American. Guided by patriotism, driven by desire, all five moved toward singular destinies. A young Harvard intellectual steeped in courageous ideals, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. confronted grave challenges to his concept of duty. The one-eyed army chaplain Arthur Fuller pitted his frail body against the evils of slavery. Walt Whitman, a gay Brooklyn poet condemned by the guardians of propriety, and Louisa May Alcott, a struggling writer seeking an authentic voice and her father’s admiration, tended soldiers’ wracked bodies as nurses. On the other side of the national schism, John Pelham, a West Point cadet from Alabama, achieved a unique excellence in artillery tactics as he served a doomed and misbegotten cause. A Worse Place Than Hell brings together the prodigious forces of war with the intimacy of individual lives. Matteson interweaves the historic and the personal in a work as beautiful as it is powerful.