In Cross Cultural Doctoring you will read about my career as a successful obstetrician and gynecologist in academic medicine at a major university.
The book is written as a series of loosely connected anecdotes, some medical, some non-medical. Some are funny and some are not so funny. When appropriate I have added some reflections about our experiences. I hope that you will enjoy reading the book as much as I have enjoyed writing it.
Sixteen years ago I barely survived my old man’s murder, and I promised myself that never again would I surrender my heart. I ran away from our hometown in South Dakota and never looked back. I didn’t want any kind of second chance. I didn’t want anything. I didn’t deserve anything. But that all changed in one night.
Forced to return home, I crashed into Lock, a sexy, brooding stranger. I indulged. No risk. No harm. Wrong. Wrong. Oh, so wrong. He was no stranger. And the past and present blew up in both our faces…
200 Tips Techniques and Recipes for Natural Beauty
by Shannon Buck
Crafts & Hobbies
Many of today’s beauty products contain harmful chemicals and other additives that most of us don’t even know about – and if we did, we wouldn’t use them–no more.
With 200 Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Natural Beauty you’ll learn all that you need to know to make your own organic beauty products. Create delightful lotions and potions in your own kitchen, using all-natural, holistic ingredients like herbs and flowers…
Never invoke the gods when you’re really pissed off. I’m Magpie Turnley, a wickedly powerful Calypso goddess. But no one knows that yet. It seems my snappish temper landed me right in the middle of some old Celestial prophecy about one last Creation Dreamer rising up to save the Earth from destroying herself and everyone on it. The gods say it’s me.
Seriously?! Now, I’m forced to make one hell of a choice. I can stay in my disintegrating, dystopian world with the rugged, scorching love of my life and face the inevitable battle that lies ahead against the soulless government regime. Or, I can travel through a veil to an unknown Earth reality, light some freaking Dream Lodge fire, unify all sentient beings and dream awake a new reality. Probably stopping a full-on calamitous Celestial War. Seems simple enough…
Hollywood ghostwriter Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag has chronicled the rise, fall, and triumphant return of many a celebrity. At last he’s enjoying his own, very welcome second act.
When the police call to ask if he knows the whereabouts of a man named R.J. Romero, Hoagy learns of a dark secret from his ex-wife’s past. It’s already a stressful time for Merilee, who’s directing a gala benefit production of Private Lives to rescue the famed but dilapidated Sherbourne Playhouse… The cast features three of Merilee’s equally famous Oscar-winning classmates from the Yale School of Drama. But it turns out that there’s more linking them to each other…
Kerry Cordon’s on her own. She’s an English girl searching for her long-lost fiancé in the war-torn Highlands. She needs help, but there’s no one she can trust… Until she met the Highland warrior – Roark. Roark has been ousted from the clan that raised him, torn away from everything he knows and everything he loves. He’s a man with nothing… until he meets Kerry.
Kerry sees Roark as a means to an end. But … as they travel together, hoping to find her missing betrothed with other English prisoners of war, she realizes that he has the strength to defend those who cannot defend themselves. Roark thinks Kerry is a spoiled noblewoman. But … he soon learns that she is a creature of wit, beauty, and passion…
Amanda Bryant has been a spy for five long years, but when aliens suddenly appear claiming a deadly enemy threatens Earth’s very survival, Amanda is asked by her superiors to accept the most dangerous mission of her life…volunteer to be an alien’s bride, to share the strange warrior’s bed and then betray him.
Accepting the assignment, Amanda is processed as the first Interstellar Bride and transported halfway across the galaxy to her new mate’s battleship where she awakens to discover she has been matched to not just one huge Prillon warrior, but two.
A Dance In the Desert, The Story of Leah, Jacob, and Rachel is a tale of yearning, heartbreak, and sibling rivalry that still evokes across the centuries the drama of a family torn apart, yet whose legacy is one of the great dynasties of history.
Can they overcome the bitter jealousy that threatens to destroy them and thus receive their inheritance? Or will they only succeed in destroying each other?
Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost–a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave…
Mal learns from her mother, Maleficent, that the key to true darkness, the Dragon’s Eye, is located inside her scepter in the forbidden fortress on the far side of the island. The eye is cursed, and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years…
When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood’s most vivid chronicler.
Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century.
Anne Hillerman, the talented daughter of bestselling author Tony Hillerman, continues his popular Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman’s Daughter, a Navajo Country mystery, filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich Southwestern atmosphere.
Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. With the victim fighting for his life, the entire squad and the local FBI office are hell-bent on catching the gunman…
What makes a man fall in love? The Book of Love holds the answer, or so Poppy Farthingale believes…
Poppy Farthingale has made a pact with her two best friends to use The Book of Love to find true love. How else will Nathaniel Sherbourne, Earl of Welles, ever notice her? With a small dowry and no prominent lineage, Nathaniel will never consider her a suitable wife, especially when her competition is a beautiful duke’s daughter who has already been declared an Incomparable. Poppy has four days to win his heart, but with time running out and her rival about to attend a weekend party at Nathaniel’s country home, is all hope lost?
Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders?
Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? He has often lied to her in the past, so how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time?
What was your Senior Superlative? Most likely to succeed, Most likely to snag a billionaire? Me? If the administration at Westerly High would have allowed the student body free rein, full creative control, I would have been voted: Most likely to–hopefully–die a slow and painful death.
In the weeks leading up to graduation, I was the single-most hated member of my senior class. I was the girl who had driven the school’s golden boy to his demise. I was the girl who’d done something sordid and shameful. Exposed in a cruel and very public way, I was the girl who got what she deserved…
In Love Life Again, Tracie reminds readers they each get only one life to live and inspires them not to take it for granted. Through compelling personal stories and powerful insights from Scripture, she helps women identify the stumbling blocks to their joy and offers tools and insights to take back control of their happiness.
Every chapter ends with a practical call to action to motivate readers to begin loving their lives again. She also offers reflection questions, prayers, and creative ideas to help readers smile…
Lily Heathrow, head of marketing for the Georgia Patriots, has one goal: talk the enigmatic Preston Steele into being her poster child for a social media blast that will not only sell out the stadium, but help those who are suffering as well. She lures Preston into a deserted garden to explain her idea when they’re kidnapped.
Can Preston protect her from snakes and criminals? Can she protect her heart from the most impressive man she’s ever encountered?
Lily was last seen being tucked into bed by her adoring mother, Nova. But the next morning, the bed is empty except for a creepy toy rabbit. Has Nova’s abusive ex stolen his “little bunny” back for good?
At first, Officer Ellie James assumes this is a clear custody battle. Until she discovers that there are no pictures of the girl and her drawers are full of unused toys and brand new clothes that have never been worn… Is Ellie searching for a missing child who doesn’t actually exist?
It’s 1954, and twenty-two-year-old Lucia Lafleur has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. While sock hops and poodle skirts occupy her classmates, she dreams of bacteria and broken bones–and the day she’ll finally fix them.
After graduation, a letter arrives, and Lucia reads the words she’s labored a lifetime to earn–“we are pleased to offer you a position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.” But in the midst of her triumph, her fiancé delivers a crushing ultimatum: forego medical school, or forego marriage…