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A Passion Most Pure
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780800732110
  • Reader Reviews : 154
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As the Great War rages overseas, a smaller war brews in the O'Connor household as Faith O'Connor struggles to handle the jealousy she feels when the roguish Collin McGuire tries to win her sister Charity's hand. Original.

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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
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 080073212X
  • Reader Reviews : 108
  • 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
  • Author : Julie Lessman
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780800734169
  • Reader Reviews : 85
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A young woman healing from a broken past catches the eye of a confirmed bachelor in this sizzling historical romance set in New England in 1931.

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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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    Grit
  • Author : Angela Duckworth
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781501111129
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People). The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. “Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (The New York Times Book Review). Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (The Wall Street Journal).

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    Passion and Purity
  • Author : Elisabeth Elliot
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781493434558
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Religion
  • In her classic book, Elisabeth Elliot candidly shares her love story with Jim Elliot through letters, diary entries, and memories. She is honest about the temptations, difficulties, victories, and sacrifices of two young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other. These revealing personal glimpses, combined with relevant biblical teaching, will remind readers that only by putting their human passion and desire through His fire can God purify their love. In a culture obsessed with dating, sex, and intimacy, the need for Elliot's freeing message is greater than ever. This beautifully repackaged edition will appeal to today's young people.

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    Dating with Pure Passion
  • Author : Rob Eagar
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780736934237
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Religion
  • For Christian singles, spiritual union with Christ must be the foundation of all of their relationships—including dating relationships. Rather than looking to people to meet needs only God can fulfill, readers will learn how to let Christ's sacrificial love ignite within them a passionate desire to share His love with a special person. This practical guide includes plenty of suggestions for establishing successful dating relationships and dealing with the pressure to get married experiencing healing for past hurts finding and attracting mature singles to date choosing whom to marry resisting sexual temptation Each chapter concludes with a personal Bible study as well as group discussion questions, making this a valuable resource for private devotions, small groups, or premarital counseling.

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    Season of Passion
  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780307566799
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Kate is only eighteen when she meets Tom Harper, one of America's biggest pro-football stars. They share an idyllic and glamorous first love. But the bullet that suddenly ends Tom's career also ends their life together. A failed suicide attempt will leave him mentally and physically disabled forever. Kate will be left alone, heartbroken, and pregnant with their son. Soon she will have another chance at love, but it will mean learning to let go of the past and learning to trust again.

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    Leading on Empty
  • Author : Dr. Wayne Cordeiro
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781441207425
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Religion
  • Wayne Cordeiro found himself paralyzed by burnout. He had been in ministry for 30 years, and 10 years after founding what is now the largest church in Hawaii, he found himself depleted. Wayne took a season out of his growing ministry to recharge and refocus on the truly important. He was able to get back in touch with his life, get back in proper balance, and re-energize his spirit through Christ in a way that propelled him forward to greater levels of service. Wayne first gave this message at a recent Willow Creek Leadership Summit, where it was the highest-rated presentation by those in attendance. Pulling no punches, Wayne talks about the walls leaders must break through and how to move on with integrity. Included are ways to care for oneself physically and emotionally as well as spiritually.

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    Power, Passion, & Prayer
  • Author : Charles G. Finney,Robert A. Engelhardt
  • Publisher : Bridge Logos Foundation
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0882709615
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • In this sensitively updated classic work Finney teaches the reader how we know when revival is needed, how to prevail in prayer for revival and much more.

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    A Passion for God
  • Author : Raymond C. Orland
  • Publisher : Good News Publishers
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0891077650
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • While devotional works rarely tie in closely to the biblical text, and formal commentaries rarely apply the truths being taught in the Bible, this book uniquely does both at once. Included with each sub-section in Paul's letter are prayers that translate the truths of God's Word into personal worship.

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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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    Tobacco Sticks
  • Author : William Hazelgrove
  • Publisher : The eBook Sale
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781906806927
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fathers and sons
  • In the South, a white community turns against a lawyer who decides to defend a black maid accused of stealing a silver tea service from her mistress. The story, which is set in Virginia in the final year of World War II, is narrated by the lawyer's 12-year-old daughter.

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    Passion
  • Author : Lisa Valdez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101099629
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Young widow Passion Dare thought she'd never love again. But a handsome earl has been pursuing her—and after a lifetime of propriety, Passion ponders throwing caution to the wind. After several heady encounters, the pair must face blackmail, learn a shocking truth-and choose between duty and desire.

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    A Prime's Passion
  • Author : Shiloh Walker
  • Publisher : Shiloh Walker
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 9781495639678
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Eyes down, little wolf. In her world, the strong were broken young or they didn’t survive. Eyes down, little wolf, Zee’s father would say. You aren’t strong enough yet. Zennia Day kept her eyes down and stayed quiet, knowing that one day, she’d escape. When her chance comes, she finds herself on a road that takes her far from Massachusetts, all the way to North Carolina. She has her eyes on the future…until she meets Niko, a dominant Therian male and future Prime. When she looks at him, instead of a challenge for dominance, Zee sees a promise of forever. Niko charmed her, teased her…and stole her heart. Mere days later, after making a public, permanent claim, he crushed that same heart in his fist, tossing her aside in front of the entire world and casting her out of pack lands. Ten years later, she's an outcast, living far from her own when she gets word her father is dying. She can do nothing—she was banned. Violating Niko’s order was to court punishment, even if it was just to tell her father good-bye. “Day is dying.” The blunt words almost had him on his knees until Niko realized his second-in-command wasn’t talking about Zee, but her father. No Therian is ever left to die alone, so Niko sent orders the Day family to come home. Niko is unprepared for Zee’s message. I have no pack. I have no home. The words leave him shattered. Realizing what he’d done in his rage, Niko pushes harder for answers. It doesn’t take long to discover that what he’d heard a decade earlier had been based on lies. Because of those lies, he’d thrown away the love of his life. Zee’s been paying the price ever since. Now he must mend a heart he’d broken...and convince her to give him one more chance.

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    A Passion for Ignorance
  • Author : Renata Salecl
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780691195605
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : PHILOSOPHY
  • "Drawing on philosophy, social and psychoanalytic theory, popular culture, and her own experience, Salecl explores how the passion for ignorance plays out in many different aspects of life today, from love, illness, trauma, and the fear of failure to genetics, forensic science, big data, and the Incel movement--and she concludes that ignorance is a complex phenomenon that can, on occasion, benefit individuals and society as a whole"--

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    So Good They Can't Ignore You
  • Author : Cal Newport
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9781455509102
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • In an unorthodox approach, Georgetown University professor Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving their careers. Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a focus on passion over skill can be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Cal reveals that matching your job to a pre-existing passion does not matter. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love, and will change the way you think about careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.

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    Perpetua
  • Author : Amy Rachel Peterson
  • Publisher : Relevant Media Group
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 0972927646
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Perpetua, a wealthy noblemwoman just coming of age in Carthage, discovers Jesus at a time when Christians are being thrown to the beasts in city amphitheaters for sport. Rejecting the gods of the ancient Roman Empire, she embraces a passionate relationship with Jesus and falls in love with a man who shares her faith. Together they navigate the treacherous, bloodthirsty waters of the social culture, but every step seems to take them closer to the ultimate sacrifice."--Provided by publisher.

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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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    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
  • Read and download full book From Passion to Peace, Or, The Pathway of the Pure

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    Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition)
  • Author : Gabriel García Márquez
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780593310854
  • Reader Reviews : 195
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A beautifully packaged edition of one of García Márquez's most beloved novels, with never-before-seen color illustrations by the Chilean artist Luisa Rivera and an interior design created by the author's son, Gonzalo García Barcha. In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs—yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

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    The Psychology of Passion
  • Author : Robert J. Vallerand
  • Publisher : Series in Positive Psychology
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9780199777600
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Winner of the 2017 APA William James Book Award The concept of passion is one we regularly use to describe our interests, and yet there is no broad theory that can explain the development and consequences of passion for activities across people's lives. In The Psychology of Passion, Robert J. Vallerand presents the first such theory, providing a complete presentation of the Dualistic Model of Passion and the empirical evidence that supports it. Vallerand conceives of two types of passion: harmonious passion, which remains under the person's control, and obsessive passion, which controls the person. While the first typically leads to adaptive behaviors, the obsessive form of passion leads to less adaptive and, at times, maladaptive behaviors. Vallerand highlights the effects of these two types of passion on a number of psychological phenomena, such as cognition, emotions, performance, relationships, aggression, and violence. He also discusses the development of passion and reviews a range of literature on passion for activities.

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    A Light in the Window
  • Author : Jan Karon
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0140254544
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this beautifully crafted second novel in the Mitford series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon delivers a love story that's both heartwarming and hilarious. Father Tim—Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor—is in need of divine intervention. His attractive neighbor is tugging at his heartstrings. A wealthy widow is pursuing him with hot casseroles. And his red-haired Cousin Meg has moved into the rectory, uninvited. Only time will tell if the village parson can practice what he preaches. Filled with the miracles and mysteries of everyday life, A Light in the Window is an affirmation of what some of us already know: Life in a small town is rarely quiet. And absolutely never boring.

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    The Bad Side of Books
  • Author : D.H. Lawrence
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781681373645
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • You could describe D.H. Lawrence as the great multi-instrumentalist among the great writers of the twentieth century. He was a brilliant, endlessly controversial novelist who transformed, for better and for worse, the way we write about sex and emotions; he was a wonderful poet; he was an essayist of burning curiosity, expansive lyricism, odd humor, and radical intelligence, equaled, perhaps, only by Virginia Woolf. Here Geoff Dyer, one of the finest essayists of our day, draws on the whole range of Lawrence’s published essays to reintroduce him to a new generation of readers for whom the essay has become an important genre. We get Lawrence the book reviewer, writing about Death in Venice and welcoming Ernest Hemingway; Lawrence the travel writer, in Mexico and New Mexico and Italy; Lawrence the memoirist, depicting his strange sometime-friend Maurice Magnus; Lawrence the restless inquirer into the possibilities of the novel, writing about the novel and morality and addressing the question of why the novel matters; and, finally, the Lawrence who meditates on birdsong or the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains. Dyer’s selection of Lawrence’s essays is a wonderful introduction to a fundamental, dazzling writer.

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    Perfectly Arranged
  • Author : Liana George
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1649171552
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Professional organizer Nicki Mayfield is on her way to becoming the next Marie Kondo-if only she could find clients and make ends meet! While looking for new professional opportunities, Nicki's also determined to sort out her personal life. Despite dealing with a mother who's a prime candidate for Hoarders and battling her own doubts about marriage and parenting, Nicki is certain she can transform the chaos around her into order.When all hope seems lost, the eccentric socialite Katherine O'Connor enters Nicki's world. Boosted by Ms. O'Connor's desperate need for organizing help, Nicki pushes out of her comfort zone-in work, love, and life. Together they discover an unknown Chinese address on a business card. Determined to uncover the identity of the address and how it connected with the father her client hardly knew, Ms. O'Connor and Nicki embark on an adventure that takes them across the world. There, both women must break down the walls surrounding their hearts to help those who can't help themselves. In doing so, Nicki and Ms. O'Connor learn that things and people aren't always what they seem, that hidden treasures lead to new beginnings, and that sometimes-surprisingly-God has things perfectly arranged.

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    A Soldier Finds Grace
  • Author : Katherine St. Clair
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1530532396
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • A touching military Christian romance story set during World War II Matthew Finley and William Sawyer have become fast friends as they face the realities of being US soldiers in 1944 Germany. One dark, cloudy night, with everything to lose, they face an enemy-populated Hürtgen Forest. But Matthew has brought a weapon more powerful than any gun could ever be. He has brought his faith. Matthew's sister, Grace, is a combat nurse working in a fast-paced field hospital along the front lines. Her body is tired and bruised, and her mind is exhausted from the non-stop barrage of new patients, but her spirit has held steady. She finds herself constantly saying small prayers for the men in her care. She always feels that her prayers are heard, until one day when she gets two letters with life-changing news. As William and Matthew plot out coordinates for a special mission, the two men are walking ever closer to a moment that can never be changed. Under the cover of trees, William's life is about to change forever. But, as William will soon find out, one ending is only the spark to a new beginning. Grace has lived to see the end of the war in Europe, but the war in her heart is still going on... Scroll back up and grab your copy today!

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    Life
  • Author : Keith Richards
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0316128562
  • Reader Reviews : 3646
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards. With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life. Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones's first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever. With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.

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    Big Magic
  • Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780698408319
  • Reader Reviews : 3843
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

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    Dancing Is the Best Medicine
  • Author : Julia F. Christensen,Dong-Seon Chang
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9781771646352
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • An illuminating gift for the dancer in your life, this entertaining book reveals the mental and physical benefits of dance—and the scientific reasons behind why humans are designed for it. Dancing is one of the best things we can do for our health. In this groundbreaking and fun-to-read book, two neuroscientists (who are also dancers) draw on their cutting-edge research to reveal why humans are hardwired for dance show how to achieve optimal health through dancing Taking readers on an in-depth exploration of movement and music, from early humans up until today, the authors show the proven benefits of dance for our heart, lungs, bones, nervous system, and brain. Readers will come away with a wide range of dances to try and a scientific understanding of how dance benefits almost every aspect of our lives. Dance prevents and manages illness and pain: such as Diabetes, arthritis, back pain, and Parkinson’s. Dance can be as effective as high intensity interval training: but without the strain on your joints and heart. Dance boosts immunity and lowers stress: it also helps reduce inflammation. Dance positively impacts the microbiome: and aids in digestion, weight loss, and digestive issues such as IBS. Dance bolsters the mind-body connection: helping us get in tune with our bodies for better overall health. We’re lucky that one of the best things we can do for our health is also one of the most fun. And the best part: dance is something anyone can do. Old or young, injured or experiencing chronic pain, dance is for everyone, everywhere. So, let’s dance! Types of dance featured in the book: Partner dance (salsa, swing dancing, waltz) Ballet Hip hop Modern Jazz Line dancing Tap dancing And more!

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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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    Pure Passion
  • Author : Cheryl Holt
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 9781250258113
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pure Passion is a collection of two sensational regency romance novels from The Queen of Romance, bestselling author Cheryl Holt. In Love Lessons, Abigail Weston is a resolute spinster at twenty-five, but is nonetheless determined to see her cherished younger sister wed to a man of Quality. But Abigail's lack of experience with the opposite sex means that she cannot allay her sister's fears about the marriage bed—unless she takes bold steps to learn what the intimacy between a man and woman entails. Yet the one man in London qualified to teach her awakens temptation Abigail never anticipated. James Stevens is wealthy, dissolute, and wholeheartedly bored by London society. But Abigail's request for a verbal explanation of the pleasures of the flesh is mildly surprising, and he experiences a powerful reaction to her innocence and beauty. A sexual dalliance between them may bring untold carnal bliss, but anything more would ruin Abigail forever. For the first time in his life, James suspects that mere physical intimacy pales in the face of true love... In Total Surrender, Lady Sarah Compton has traveled to a country house gala for one last moment of grace and beauty after the last of her family possessions have been gambled away by her brother. But she is unaware that the occasion is actually a notorious trysting event, where members of the aristocracy can indulge in their every sensual fantasy and erotic whim. Nor does she realize that the striking man who has stolen into her bedroom is none other than Michael Stevens—a rake and the bastard son of an earl who gives and takes his pleasures boldly. Michael Stevens relishes his reputation as London's most notorious seducer. But he has no idea what to make of the auburn-haired beauty he's nearly mistaken for a new conquest. When the lady refuses to heed Michael's warning to leave the house for her own protection, a powerful attraction grows, and soon, he longs to tutor the very proper Lady Sarah Compton in the art of passion.

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    The Untouchable
  • Author : John Banville
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780307560926
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of the most dazzling and adventurous writers now working in English takes on the enigma of the Cambridge spies in a novel of exquisite menace, biting social comedy, and vertiginous moral complexity. The narrator is the elderly Victor Maskell, formerly of British intelligence, for many years art expert to the Queen. Now he has been unmasked as a Russian agent and subjected to a disgrace that is almost a kind of death. But at whose instigation? As Maskell retraces his tortuous path from his recruitment at Cambridge to the airless upper regions of the establishment, we discover a figure of manifold doubleness: Irishman and Englishman; husband, father, and lover of men; betrayer and dupe. Beautifully written, filled with convincing fictional portraits of Maskell's co-conspirators, and vibrant with the mysteries of loyalty and identity, The Untouchable places John Banville in the select company of both Conrad and le Carre. Winner of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction "Contemporary fiction gets no better than this... Banville's books teem with life and humor." - Patrick McGrath, The New York Times Book Review "Victor Maskell is one of the great characters in recent fiction... The Untouchable is the best work of art in any medium on [its] subject." -Washington Post Book World "As remarkable a literary voice as any to come out of Ireland; Joyce and Beckett notwithstanding." -San Francisco Chronicle

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    Sandstorm
  • Author : James Rollins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 9780061792731
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • More heart-stopping action and suspense from the bestselling author of Amazonia and Subterranean. . . . “Rollins writes with intelligence, clarity, and a refreshing sense of humor.”—Kirkus Reviews In his five previous thrillers, James Rollins, the king of speculative adventure writing, has taken readers on mind-expanding journeys spanning from the top of the world to deep within the earth’s surface. In this latest voyage of imagination combining hard science with explosive page-turning excitement—his most breathtaking yet—he explores the mysterious sands of the Arabian peninsula. Twenty years ago, a wealthy British financier disappeared near Ubar, the fabled lost city buried beneath the sands of Oman. Now, an expedition of scientists, led by the financier’s daughter, is finally setting off for the legendary metropolist to unlock the desert’s secrets. What they find, however, is more beautiful than they ever dreamed—and far deadlier. Within Ubar is a powerful energy source that could fuel the entire earth above—if it can be harnessed. But before they can resurface, the explorers become trapped. For the same life-giving force that can save the world is about to set off a giant, sweeping storm awesome enough to annihilate everything in its wake . . .

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    The Jungle
  • Author : Upton Sinclair
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780191624919
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A searing novel of social realism, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle follows the fortunes of Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant who finds in the stockyards of turn-of-the-century Chicago a ruthless system that degrades and impoverishes him, and an industry whose filthy practices contaminate the meat it processes. From the stench of the killing-beds to the horrors of the fertilizer-works, the appalling conditions in which Jurgis works are described in intense detail by an author bent on social reform. So powerful was the book's message that it caught the eye of President Theodore Roosevelt and led to changes to the food hygiene laws. In his Introduction to this new edition, Russ Castronovo highlights the aesthetic concerns that were central to Sinclair's aspirations, examining the relationship between history and historical fiction, and between the documentary impulse and literary narrative. As he examines the book's disputed status as novel (it is propaganda or literature?), he reveals why Sinclair's message-driven fiction has relevance to literary and historical matters today, now more than a hundred years after the novel first appeared in print.

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    In Other Words
  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781101875568
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention.

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    The Adventist home
  • Author : Ellen Gould Harmon White
  • Publisher : Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • Pages : 583
  • ISBN : 0828015937
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Families
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