With her thirtieth birthday fast-approaching, Paige Taylor knows she must get more than her toes wet in the dating pool. After all, she’s spent way too long pining over Alec Wright, who’s perpetually unavailable.
Now, with some encouragement from her best friend, Paige is ready to take the plunge and find Mr. Right. But when a catalogue of catastrophic dates ensue, Paige questions what she’s always wondered.
Ruth Uzrad is a Jewish teenager whose life was turned upside down by the Nazi regime. After her father was arrested in their Berlin apartment by the Gestapo, Ruth’s mother sends 13 year-old Ruth and her two younger sisters on their escape route across Europe by train, heading for the safety of Belgium. Unfortunately, the chaos follows them to their new home.
When the Nazis conquer Belgium, Ruth and one of her sisters escape to France, leaving the youngest sister behind to be taken in by a Belgian foster family. Later, Ruth joins the Jewish underground movement in France and takes on a false identity. With her new name, Renee, she does everything she can to save as many Jews as possible, knowing that it could cost her life.
Called to live in the world, but not to be of it, Christians must maintain a balancing act that becomes more precarious the further our culture departs from its Judeo-Christian roots. How should members of the church interact with such a culture, especially as deeply enmeshed as most of us have become?
D. A. Carson applies his masterful touch to this problem. He begins by exploring the classic typology of H. Richard Niebuhr with its five Christ-culture options. Carson proposes that these disparate options are in reality one still larger vision…
At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex Delaware encounters a face from his own past–Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that she desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day she is dead, an apparent suicide.
Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of Sharon’s life–a journey that will take him through the pleasure palaces of California’s ultrarich, into the alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway.
He’s a Duke. She’s an elemental of the earth.
Can a man who believes in nothing but war and destruction accept the exotic fae girl who honors all life instead of death? Or will she have to give up the ways of her nearly extinct kind in order to be with the man who ends up stealing her heart? Passion and fury rage in an epic adventure as two headstrong people find themselves faced with a dilemma that could either kill them or bring them closer together in the end. Check out the complete Elemental Magick Series!
The Mezzogiorno (Southern Italy). Up to 85 per cent of Italian Americans have their roots in this region. The story of the Coriello family begins in the fictional fishing village of Punto Roccioso along the Amalfi Coast. Alta Italia (Northern Italy) looks down on their southern countrymen as uneducated peasants. With limited opportunities available, many southern Italians dream of escaping poverty by leaving the land they love for a better life in America. But like all dreams, hardships, sacrifices, and realities intrude.
Having lived through World War I, the Spanish Flu, the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini, and racial laws, Raffaela must raise and feed her ten children without any help from her estranged abusive husband Giuseppe, who refuses to give her money. With the support of her two oldest children, Geno, and Luisa, she struggles to survive…
Faith Day’s condition curses her to recall her mother’s fiery murder like it was yesterday. And when the forensic photographer’s convicted stepbrother is somehow cleared 12 years later and released from prison, Faith wonders if he’ll put an end to her tortured memories. But after a string of eerily familiar fires tear through her small town, Faith starts to question every detail of her traumatic past.
Luke Justice won’t rest until he catches a notorious serial killer masking his murders in arson. Following a trail of deadly blazes to Faith’s doorstep, the FBI agent senses she holds the key to the case. But if he can’t convince her to open up, Luke fears he’ll miss his best chance to put a psychopath behind bars.
Chew on this. As humans, we have a deep need to believe…a need to relate to something greater and more ideal than ourselves. Perhaps that’s why so many millions believe in Dog. Man’s devotion to Dog has come to rival the great -isms and -ologies of the world. This thing has gone way beyond a hobby.
We may not literally worship dogs, but we come pawfully close. This rabid reverence for Rover has a name: Dogtology. In this sacred dogtrine, the case is made that Dogtology has become a bone-a-fide belief system on par with the world’s great philosophies and religions.
In The Black Calhouns, Gail Lumet Buckley–daughter of actress Lena Horne–delves deep into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African American family from Civil War to Civil Rights.
Beginning with her great-great grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave who used the rare advantage of his education to become a successful businessman in post-war Atlanta, Buckley follows her family’s two branches: one that stayed in the South, and the other that settled in Brooklyn. Through the lens of her relatives’ momentous lives, Buckley examines major events throughout American history.
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach…
When the beautiful Clementine McClean saw her family dissolved by greed and illness at a young age, a retired US Marshal took her under his wing. Turning all her passion to administer justice and to save as many lives as possible, she became a bounty hunter. Can she save herself when she meets the only man who can challenge her identity?
When the brash and emotionally wounded Maverick Snow, returned from the Civil War, he only wanted to lose himself and forget his painful past. Participating in the largest Treasure Hunt Tournament in the Old West, he couldn’t predict that she would be the reason to find himself. But is he ready to face all his fears and replace them with love?
Randy Wayne White’s Doc Ford novels have been praised as “witty” (San Diego Union-Tribune), “must-reads” (Chicago Tribune) and “superb.” (Denver Post) Now, White’s newest thriller takes Doc Ford to Havana, where his friend is being held by the Cuban government.
Still haunted by his suspected involvement in a plot against Castro, Ford ventures to Cuba–where he finds himself entangled in a web of murder, revenge, and assassination.
Rylie has it all – great friends, dream boy, loving family. But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, her perfect little world shatters. A stranger claiming to be her real mother appears with a secret: Rylie is a faery whose powers will be unleashed on her birthday.
Captured and forced into a new life, Rylie struggles to keep everything she loves and discovers a terrifying truth: some promises cannot be broken.
Maria Mitchell was an American astronomer, librarian, naturalist, and educator. In 1847, she discovered a comet named 1847 VI that was later known as “Miss Mitchell’s Comet” in her honor. She won a gold medal prize for her discovery, which was presented to her by King Christian VIII of Denmark in 1848.
Mitchell was the first internationally known woman to work as both a professional astronomer and a professor of astronomy after accepting a position at Vassar College in 1865. She was also the first woman elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Experience Batman(TM) and Superman(TM) like you’ve never seen them before–LEGO(R) style!Join the World’s Greatest Detective and the Man of Steel: Batman and Superman–like you’ve never seen them before.
LEGO(R) Batman and Superman team up with Robin and Wonder Woman to battle the Joker, Lex Luthor, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, and more!
For more than sixteen hundred years, Nick Medea has followed and guarded the Gate that keeps the mortal realm and that of Feirie separate, seeking in vain absolution for the fatal errors he made when he slew the dragon. All that while, he has tried and failed to keep the woman he loves from dying over and over.
Yet in the fifty years since the Night the Dragon Breathed over the city of Chicago, the Gate has not only remained fixed, but open to the trespasses of the Wyld, the darkest of the Feiriefolk…
Small-town pastor Peter Andrews has a secret. His real name is Tony Stratton, and he is in the Witness Protection Program in Oak Valley in rural Oklahoma. Waiting to testify against a ruthless drug lord in Detroit, he is learning to adapt to his new life and solving crimes with the help of the church secretary, Stephanie.
Across five connected stories, they encounter reclusive authors, mob debt collectors, Confederate treasure hunters, and Soviet sleeper agents, all leading to an explosive showdown with Tony’s past. Mystery, murder, and romance – Oak Valley has it all!
While stranded in Kyoto during a viral pandemic the Rowling family is making the best of things. Rick is working at the local division of USCAB while Mandy and Sophie spend their days binge-watching the jewelry shopping network, so when the case of a hexed necklace crosses Rick’s desk, Mandy is ready to tackle it.
An emerald necklace on loan from a dance troop in Louisiana is playing hide and seek in its temporary home with the Kyoto Ballet Company. Worn by the deceased premier performer, the costume piece isn’t valuable, and according to Jackie and Allegra the violin fairy, it’s not even haunted, so what keeps making the beautiful bauble disappear?