If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text.
A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long.
Praise for If the Oceans Were Ink
“A vibrant tale of a friendship.... If the Oceans Were Ink is a welcome and nuanced look at Islam [and] goes a long way toward combating the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims that are all too common.... If the Oceans Were Ink should be mandatory reading for the 52 percent of Americans who admit to not knowing enough about Muslims.”—The Washington Post
“For all those who wonder what Islam says about war and peace, men and women, Jews and gentiles, this is the book to read. It is a conversation among well-meaning friends—intelligent, compassionate, and revealing—the kind that needs to be taking place around the world.”—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World
“Carla Power’s intimate portrait of the Quran, told with nuance and great elegance, captures the extraordinary, living debate over the Muslim holy book’s very essence. A spirited, compelling read.”—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad
“Unique, masterful, and deeply engaging. Carla Power takes the reader on an extraordinary journey in interfaith understanding as she debates and discovers the Quran’s message, meaning, and values on peace and violence, gender and veiling, religious pluralism and tolerance.”—John L. Esposito, University Professor and Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, and author of The Future of Islam
“A thoughtful, provocative, intelligent book.”—Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds Of Paradise and The Language of Baklava
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Twelve years ago, Eve Lattimore’s life changed forever. Her two-year-old son Tyler on her lap, her husband’s hand in hers, she waited for the child’s devastating diagnosis: XP, a rare genetic disease, a fatal sensitivity to sunlight. Eve remembers that day every morning as she hustles Tyler up the stairs from breakfast before the sun rises, locking her son in his room, curtains drawn, computer glowing, as he faces another day of virtual schooling, of virtual friendships. But every moment of vigilance is worth it. This is Eve’s job, to safeguard her boy against the light, to protect his fragile life each day, to keep him alive—maybe even long enough for a cure to be found.
Tonight, Eve’s life is about to change again, forever. It’s only an instant on a rainy road—just a quick text as she sits behind the wheel—and another mother’s child lies dead in Eve’s headlights. The choice she faces is impossible: confess and be taken from Tyler, or drive away and start to lie like she’s never lied before.
Praise for The Deepest Secret
“A taut family drama . . . smart and thrilling.”—People
“Elegant, poignant, and utterly riveting . . . a suspenseful tale of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice that will leave you asking how far a mother really should go to protect her family and wondering about the cost of the secrets we all keep, even from ourselves.”—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia
“Exceptionally moving and unrelentingly suspenseful . . . everything a great novel, and thriller, should be.”—Providence Journal
“Superb . . . The story offers the intricate suspense and surprise of a thriller, along with rich characterizations and nuanced writing. . . . A gripping read and a memorable reflection on the conflicting imperatives of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Carla Buckley masterfully portrays an ordinary family trapped in a heart-wrenching crisis.”—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
“Fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy this compelling blend of ripped-from-the-headlines suspense and close-to-your-heart characters.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fear Nothing
From the Trade Paperback edition.
April must put the pieces of her life story together before it is too late to take down a mad billionaire and his lust for power but will the target on her back prove to be deadly?
***Due to sexually graphic content and language that some may find offensive, this book is intended for mature readers only***
With Spencer’s daughter, Aria, missing and Kevin hot on their trail, April feels as if things have flown completely off the rails. After Kevin lies and tells Bennett that April was kissing Anderson, she finds herself struggling to plan out her next move.
As work and life go on, April knows that she has to help her sister find her daughter and make sure Kevin can no longer hurt anyone.
Navigating through Kevin’s history, April might just find enough of the puzzle pieces to solve the mystery of what Kevin could be hiding and how to take him down. Will Bennett help her work against his own father or will he be more concerned about the company?
In the conclusion to April’s story, she must put the pieces together before it is too late to take down a mad billionaire and his lust for power. In doing so though, will the target on her back prove to be deadly?
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“Penned by an exceptionally bright woman whose ideas will enlighten you, brighten and brilliantly ignite vision in all who read it. Out of the matrix of her wisdom emerges a book that will revolutionize your life and may very well alter your thinking as we go into a new era of time. A must-read!”—Bishop T.D. Jakes, New York Times bestselling author of Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits
Carla Harris, one of the most successful and respected women in business, shares advice, tips, and strategies for surviving in any workplace environment. While climbing the corporate ladder, Harris had her own missteps and celebrated numerous victories. She vowed that when she reached senior management, and people came to her for advice, she would provide them with the tools and strategies honed by her experience.
“Carla’s Pearls” have become the centerpiece for her many speeches and television appearances. Now, Carla shares these valuable lessons, including:
· Authenticity: The Power is You
· The Ninety-Day Rule
· Perception is the Copilot to Reality
· The Mentor, the Sponsor, the Adviser: Having Them All
· Leverage Your Voice
· Balance is a Necessity: Use Your Passions to Achieve It
· Expect to Win: Show Up with Your Best Self Every Day
Expect to Win is an inspirational must-read for anyone seeking battle-tested tools for fulfilling their true potential.
Into The Dark
Rowan Harper's world has been wrenched apart. The man she thought she loved—the man she does love—is a vampire, and not the kind that glitters.
Running away isn't an option. Gabriel isn't just her lover. She's bound to him in ways she can't comprehend, ways that put both of them in desperate danger even as Rowan's desire for him blazes anew.
The rules of her life before are gone. But she has a power of her own, a power she is remembering in fits and starts even as time races against her. With her life and Gabriel's very soul on the line, Rowan has to choose who to believe—and who to trust. . .
"Rowan's wry commentary about her predicament is priceless, and this romance sizzles. The revelations about the complex nature of Gabriel's existence and his connection to Rowan are the backdrop in which their wild passion and love run rampant. By striking a "deal with the devil," Rowan gains much but also loses her former humanity. This series is highly recommended." — Library Journal
The first thing you should know is that everyone lies. The second thing is that it matters.
How well do we know our children? Natalie Falcone would say she knows her daughter, Arden, very well. Despite the challenges of running a restaurant and raising six-year-old twin boys, she’s not too worried as she sends her daughter off to college—until she gets the call that Arden’s been in a terrible fire, along with her best friend and cousin, Rory. Both girls are critically injured and another student has died. The police suspect arson.
Arden and Rory have always been close, but they have secrets they’ve never shared, secrets that reel all the way back to their childhoods, and which led them to that tragic night. Who set the fire, and why? As the police dig deep into both the present and the past, Natalie realizes that in order to protect her daughter, she’ll first have to find out who Arden really is, even if it means risking everything—and everyone—she loves most.
Praise for The Good Goodbye
“A fluid, suspenseful story that keeps you turning the pages to find out what happened—and what will happen next. I devoured this novel.”—Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
“[Carla] Buckley’s writing is totally addictive. . . . Equal parts Judith Guest’s Ordinary People and Lisa Gardner at her best, this is a stupendous effort by a major talent.”—The Providence Journal
“Offers plenty of thematic richness to accompany its suspenseful plot . . . [Readers] will find their thoughts returning to the story, especially its affecting final scenes, long after it comes to a close.”—Bookreporter
“Each chapter reveals a tantalizing new detail that further complicates the cousins’ bond. . . . Buckley’s characters are well-developed and interesting.”—Publishers Weekly
“A journey through two marriages and a lifelong competitive friendship . . . The mystery of the fire runs through it all. . . . For readers who enjoy Jodi Picoult’s family dramas.”—Booklist
“A tender portrait of an ordinary family torn by rivalry and disaster . . . a rich and satisfying family drama.”—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
“Evocative and poignant, this story will curl around you like a glowing flame and suck the air out of your lungs with its power.”—Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Those Girls
“Terrific . . . a deep dive into the mysteries of long friendships, parenthood, and the stories we build our lives on . . . Carla Buckley has written a book that grabs you on the first page, breaks your heart, and leaves you hopeful.”—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Fixer
“Elegant and emotional, deeply affecting . . . an exquisitely troubling, psychologically complex novel that grabs the reader on page 1 and never lets go.”—Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Language of Sisters
“Twisty and beguiling, an emotionally rich novel about the formidable and fraught bonds of family, The Good Goodbye shudders with revelations from its first page, ensnaring you with its suspense.”—Megan Abbott, author of The Fever
From the Hardcover edition.
Shannon gets picked on a lot; his dad and teachers think he should just “fit in” more, but that doesn’t help. So Shannon escapes into a super-powered alter-ego whenever he’s in a bad situation. But will the power within be enough to save him?
In addition to the main story, the book contains bonus pages by a collection of comics industry heavyweights, including Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey), Phil Jimenez (New X-Men, Wonder Woman), Greg Rucka (Detective Comics, Gotham Central), Matthew Clark (Outsiders, Wonder Woman), Stephen Sadowski (JSA, Warlord of Mars), Dan Parent (Archie, Kevin Keller), Donna Barr (The Desert Peach), Andy Mangels (Gay Comics, Iron Man: Beneath the Armor) and Carla Speed McNeil (FINDER).
Copies of The Power Within are available free of charge to youth services organizations and teachers’ groups. Please contact Northwest Press by email to request copies. The book contains discussion questions so that the book can be used as a tool to start a conversation about issues of bullying and harassment.
Released digitally by Northwest Press, which has been publishing quality LGBT-inclusive comics and graphic novels since 2010.
Do you believe that God has turned his back on you?
Don’t believe the lie.
You can experience a life of happiness, abundance and miracles.
The Power of Your Faith in a Loving God will inspire you. You will have faith in God’s love and protection.
This book was written by two sisters who now live wonderful and happy lives. Bronwyn Winters and Carla Teasdale want you to experience the happiness they have derived from being on this journey. They have created messages of guidance and inspiration to help you let go of any deep resistance you have to God’s love, and help you manage many the day to day issues that may separate you from your faith. You will quickly come to understand that God is only a loving energy and He fully understands what you want and need. You can trust Him.
When you let go and surrender to His love, you will create the life you were meant to live and overcome any problems or obstacles in your way.
You will experience miracles – big and small, and you will even come to expect them.
Are unresolved emotional issues keeping you from living a life you love? Are you ready to discover your purpose and achieve your full potential? Heal Your Power Heal Your Life: Essential Healing Practices for Women on the Rise is a must read for women who want to pursue their passions, embrace their gifts, and live their truest and most authentic life. Within these pages is a step-by-step guide for living a life of joy, freedom, enthusiasm, and authentic self-expression. Get ready! It’s time for you to Heal, Grow, and Thrive!
“An eye-opener. This book made me see where I was giving my power away to other people and taught me how to take it back for good!”– Carla DuPree, M.Ed.
“On point. Lane is a stand for women to be who they really are – powerful!” – Pamela Armstrong, Ph.D., Author “Depth Finder” and “Go Early Into the Unknown”
“This book got me off the couch and back into the world. Lane Cobb is a miracle worker!” – DJ Watts, M.D., J.D.
“Lane has inspired me to thrive in the valleys and soar over the mountain tops of my life with a new appreciation for who I AM and what I am here to accomplish!” – Reverend Dr. Lameteria D. Hall, Ph.D.
Everything she's been told about her past is a lie ...
Julie De Marco is planning a perfect San Francisco wedding when she comes face-to-face with a famous photograph, the startling inage of a little girl behind the iron gate of a foreign orphanage -- a girl who looks exactly like her. But Julia isn't an orphan. She isn't adopted. And she's never been out of the country. She knows who she is -- or does she?
Haunted by uncertainty, Julia sets off on a dangerous search for her true identity -- her only clues a swan necklace and an old Russian doll, her only ally daring, sexy photographer Alex Manning. Suddenly nothing is as it seems. The people Julia loved and trusted become suspicious strangers. The relationships she believed in -- with her mother, her sister, and her fiance -- are shaken by new revelations. The only person she can trust is Alex, but he has secrets of his own.
Each step brings her closer to a mysterious past that began a world away -- a past that still has the power to threaten her life ... and change her future forever.
"Powerful and absorbing ... Sheer hold-your-breath suspense." -- Karen Robards
"An absorbing story of two people determined to unravel the secrets, betrayals, and questions about their past. The story builds to an explosive conclusion that will leave readers eagerly awaiting Barbara Freethy's next book." -- Carla Neggars
"A page-turner that engages your mind while it tugs at your heartstrings ... DON'T SAY A WORD had made me a Barbara Freethy fan for life!" --Diane Chamberlain
"Dark, hidden secrets and stunning betrayal boil together in a potent and moving suspense. Freethy's story-telling ability is top-notch." -- Romantic Times Magazine -- 4 1/2 Stars - Top Pick of the Month!
* * * Don't miss the beginning of Barbara's new Lightning Strikes Trilogy with BEAUTIFUL STORM!
Most advice centers on what to do, or how to do it, and ignores the when of success. But exciting new research proves there is a right time to do just about everything, based on our biology and hormones. As Dr. Michael Breus proves in THE POWER OF WHEN, working with your body's inner clock for maximum health, happiness, and productivity is easy, exciting, and fun. THE POWER OF WHEN presents a groundbreaking new program for getting back in sync with your natural rhythm by making minor changes to your daily routine. After you've taken Dr. Breus's comprehensive Bio-Time Quiz to figure out your chronotype (are you a Bear, Lion, Dolphin or Wolf?), you'll find out the best time to do over 50 different activities. Featuring a foreword by Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and packed with fascinating facts, fun personality quizzes, and easy-to-follow guidelines, THE POWER OF WHEN is the ultimate "lifehack" to help you achieve your goals.
Dr. Antonia Winter has a feeling she's being stalked. Thinking that someone sees her as a means of derailing the senatorial hopes of her boyfriend, Hank Callahan, Antonia leaves Boston for a secluded wildlife sanctuary off the Cape. What better place to hide from threatening emails and mysterious whispers than a ramshackle cottage on a desolate coastal island? But she has unwittingly placed herself in more danger: she's been followed. With a powerful hurricane looming, Hank decides to go after Antonia to bring her back. With no power and no way to return to the mainland, either the hurricane will get them—or an obsessed madman will.
In a twenty-four-hour period, FBI negotiator Chelsie Russell's life changed. She was a promising negotiator for the Bureau, but then she failed to talk down a crazed gunman. A year later the killer has escaped, and sniper Scott Delacorte has stepped up to protect Chelsie. Scott is the FBI's most infamous playboy—and the guy Chelsie had a one-night fling with just before the shooting. She'd dismissed him as the love 'em and leave 'em type, but now he stands between her and a killer. When the investigation takes an unexpected turn, powerful people become desperate to keep Scott and Chelsie silent—dead silent. Chelsie knows it's time to put aside their past and trust this man who has the power to break her heart. Again.
So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel by Gregory David Roberts, set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear.
Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.
As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power.
Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas---this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature.
"I never make promises I can't keep."
A little girl is missing, and Detective Kaitlyn Two Feathers has promised the child will be back in her mother's arms by Christmas. Her own troubled childhood still shadowing her, Kaitlyn is determined not to fail. When the kidnapper's trail takes her to Aurora, she must work with the local cops. Specifically, the frustratingly appealing Detective Thomas Cavelli.
Cavelli's own life is in chaos, the revelation of an unexpected family connection upending his world. But he puts it all aside to help Kaitlyn, the urgency of their investigation matched by the electricity that crackles between them. Together, they might have a chance to defeat their respective demons…and give in to the redeeming power of love.
Being a parent is stressful, and when your child has a meltdown, it can be difficult to keep cool—let alone help your child to calm down. Ready, Set, Breathe offers real solutions to help you both deal with stress using everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits. Designed for children ages 2-10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective.
As any parent knows, children aren’t always receptive to what you say. Parental advice is often ignored or perceived as intrusive; and trying to get your kid to calm down and breathe can turn into an unpleasant power struggle in which you feel powerless and frustrated; and your child can feel nagged or bullied. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. In this book, you’ll learn to teach mindfulness to your child in the most enjoyable and realistic way possible. You’ll also learn skills to help yourself stay calm when your child does act up—especially in public.
This is a must-read for all parents!
FBI Special Agent Lara Grant thought that she’d put her past behind her—finally—with her last case. But now a serial bomber is targeting Manhattan’s elite power players, offering them a choice between saving hundreds of lives or seeing their darkest secrets exposed. Lara is working with the Crisis Management Unit to stop the bomber, but how will she react when she’s the one who has to choose between truth…or death?
As the clock ticks down, Lara braces for another confrontation with evil. And no matter what, she’ll make sure her enemy’s first mistake is also his last…
This box set comprises:
Tough Justice: Countdown (Part 1 of 8)
by New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy
Tough Justice: Countdown (Part 2 of 8)
by New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy
Tough Justice: Countdown (Part 3 of 8) by Tyler Anne Snell
Tough Justice: Countdown (Part 4 of 8) by Emmy Curtis
Tough Justice: Countdown (Part 5 of 8) by Janie Crouch
Tough Justice: Countdown (Part 6 of 8) by Emmy Curtis
Tough Justice: Countdown (Part 7 of 8) by Tyler Anne Snell
Tough Justice: Countdown (Part 8 of 8) by Janie Crouch
Explained is why it is necessary for your individual consciousness to be clean from the inside and how you can do it.
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In a chaotic world, The Minute Method is a solution to what ails you and the environment. It could make the difference to your health and in your life. Choose The Minute method. It’s a minor investment with major returns.
LUKE – Barbara Freethy
Luke Brannigan lives for the adrenaline rush, which makes his job as a filmmaker of extreme sporting adventures the perfect career choice. He loves to travel the world, risking life and limb to capture the most amazing shot. Some might say he's running away from something…or someone.
When Luke's billionaire father James Brannigan dies unexpectedly, Luke is shocked to receive title to the mountain and lakeside lodge where his parents first met. Having been estranged from his father for years, Luke has no idea why his dad picked him to inherit this very personal piece of property…until he realizes the pretty blonde manager is Lizzie Parker, his former high school girlfriend.
Luke and Lizzie have an emotional and heartbreaking past, but will they have a future? Will love be Luke's greatest adventure yet?
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Luke – Barbara Freethy
Gabe – Ruth Cardello
Hunter – Melody Anne
Knox – Christie Ridgway
Max – Lynn Raye Harris
James – Roxanne St. Claire
Finn – JoAnn Ross
PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS
“Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all– romance, adventure, and mystery.” ~ Booklist for Summer Secrets
“A warm, moving story of the power of love.” Debbie Macomber on Daniel's Gift
“Freethy is at the top of her form. Fans of Nora Roberts will find a similar tone here, framed in Freethy’s own spare, elegant style.” — Contra Costa Times
"Master storyteller Barbara Freethy draws readers into the characters’ lives on the first page and keeps them engrossed and enthralled to the end. This riveting tale of love and forgiveness, of letting go and beginning anew will resonate in readers’ hearts long after the last page is turned.” — Romance Reviews Today
“In the tradition of Lavyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart-touching romance.” — Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets
Hooked me from the start and kept me turning pages throughout all the twists and turns. Silent Run is powerful romantic intrigue at its best.” — JoAnn Ross
“Freethy’s star continues to gain luster with another stellar romantic thriller. Hang on!” Romantic Time”Freethy hits the ground running as she kicks off another winning romantic suspense series…Freethy is at her prime with a superb combo of engaging characters and gripping plot.” — Publishers’ Weekly on Silent Run
“Powerful and absorbing … Sheer hold-your-breath suspense.” — Karen Robards on Don't Say A Word
“An absorbing story of two people determined to unravel the secrets, betrayals, and questions about their past. The story builds to an explosive conclusion that will leave readers eagerly awaiting Barbara Freethy’s next book.” — Carla Neggars on Don't Say A Word
“A page-turner that engages your mind while it tugs at your heartstrings. DON’T SAY A WORD had made me a Barbara Freethy fan for life!” — Diane Chamberlain
After traveling down this road herself, Sierra Bender experienced a hard-won spiritual breakthrough and discovered that the answers to her questions couldn't be found in traditional healing systems or in our spiritually disconnected society-they were found, quite simply, within.
In Goddess to the Core, Sierra offers a new way of living with true power and purpose by redefining fitness, beauty, and power for the twenty-first-century woman. Her unique method of healing from the inside out breaks the cycle of stress and disempowerment by developing all four bodies-spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical-to help women reclaim, restore, and rejoice in their core feminine essence.Cultivate inner knowing to understand one's true nature Learn silence so the mind and heart can evaluate and reflect Work with the breath to deepen emotional intelligence Gain a stronger, leaner, more stable muscular foundation
Using an innovative mix of yoga techniques and indigenous spiritual tools such as smudging, prayer, ritual, and meditation, Sierra offers women practical guidance and inspiration for taking back vital energy while rediscovering happiness, health and wellness, inside and out.
"Her unique integrative program offers women a blend of ancient and modern, spiritual and physical tools for strengthening themselves from the inside out. When women leave her workshop at Omega, their transformation is absolutely visible!" —Carla Goldstein, Director of the Women's Leadership Center at the Omega Institute
". . . a force of nature, an inspired teacher who has through direct experience created an astonishing technique of transformation certain to reveal the goddess within." —Wade Davis, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society and bestselling author of One River and The Serpent and the Rainbow
"She has seemingly interminable knowledge about how to help women 'be women.' She herself is challenging, compassionate, and radiantly confident, a model of how to balance the warrior and goddess energies women have." —Sharon M., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School executive coach for women
"Sierra Bender is not an academic who was dying to teach because she was afraid of living; she is a "Warrior of Life" who can teach because she allowed nearly dying to release her to discover living." —Warren Farrell, Ph.D., author of Why Men Are the Way They Are and Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say
Harlequin® Romantic Suspense brings you all that and more with four new full-length titles in one collection!
COLTON BABY RESCUE
The Coltons of Red Ridge
by Marie Ferrarella
A murder, a family feud, a missing suspect—and a couple who can’t deny their attraction. Despite having exact opposite life goals, Carson Gage and Serena Colton can’t resist each other. And when a murderer comes after Serena and her baby, Carson is the only one who can save them!
IN THE BODYGUARD’s ARMS
by Lisa Childs
Jordan “Manny” Mannes would rather risk his life than his heart anytime. So finding out that his new assignment—Teddie Plummer—is a supermodel puts quite a wrench in his plans to avoid relationships. But as the danger to Teddie ratchets up, so does the desire, and they might not have a chance to prove their love before a stalker takes them both out—forever!
by Beverly Long
When Trey Riker’s old college roommate asks him to check on his little sister, Trey agrees, thinking it’s the least he can do for the man who once saved his life. Kelly McGarry says everything is fine and promises to call her brother. When she suddenly goes missing and her apartment has been trashed, Trey has to earn her trust before he can save her life.
SECRET BABY, SECOND CHANCE
Sons of Stillwater
by Jane Godman
Beth Wade walked out on Vincente Delaney sixteen months ago. Now he discovers she has been hiding his baby daughter from him. When Beth is in danger after witnessing a murder, Vincente must save the woman he has always loved to claim the family he never knew he wanted.
After more than twenty years of marriage, Chloe Sinclair comes home one night to find that her husband, Nate, is gone. All he has left behind is a cryptic note explaining that he’s returned to their childhood town of Redbridge, California—a place Chloe never wants to see again.
Tending to their small bookstore while trying to reach Nate, Chloe stumbles upon a notebook tucked inside his antique copy of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Written in a code that Nate and his sisters created as kids, the pages contain long-buried secrets from her and Nate’s past, and clues to why he went back to Redbridge after all these years. As Chloe struggles to decipher the notebook’s hidden messages, she revisits the seminal moments of their youth: the day she met the enigmatic Sinclair children, their increasingly dangerous games a magical escape from their troubled childhoods; the first time Nate kissed her, camped out on the beach like Robinson Crusoe; the elaborate plan she and Nate devised, inspired by Romeo and Juliet, to break away from from his oppressive father, and how the thwarted attempt upended their lives forever. As the reason for Nate’s absence comes to light, the truth will shatter everything Chloe knows—about her husband, his family, and herself.
Praise for The Book of Secrets
“An exquisite novel . . . The Book of Secrets is one of those reasons some of us live to read.”—The Star-Ledger
“Tender and transcendent, The Book of Secrets is about the truths we hide, the consequences we face, and the particular comfort we can only find in a good book. Elizabeth Joy Arnold has written a beautiful and haunting ode to the power of words, and how they shape our lives.”—Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of The Peach Keeper
“The Book of Secrets plunges the reader into the strange and intense world of the Sinclairs, a family bound and pulled apart by the forces of imagination and religious belief. Through the eyes of Chloe Tyler, trapped in this world since childhood, Arnold paints a fascinating picture of obsession and loss. The Book of Secrets offers a complex meditation on the elusive nature of truth and on the power of secrets.”—Henriette Lazaridis Power, author of The Clover House
“This is the beautiful and heart-wrenching story about the secrets that can both hold a marriage together, and drive two people apart. Reading The Book of Secrets is like walking through a dark labyrinth: just when all hope is lost, you step out into sunshine.”—Carla Buckley, author of Invisible
This eBook edition includes two complete classic works of literature that are referenced in The Book of Secrets: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe!
Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.
It is not our intention to dive into the extremely technical details of every product or to tell you specific solutions for specific problems, but rather, to advise you about how to look at these problems from a business context perspective and then to provide you with a concise deployment using the IBM WebSphere® Connectivity portfolio of products to easily address them.
This book will be a reference for IT Specialists and IT Architects working on implementing Smart SOA solutions using the IBM WebSphere Connectivity portfolio of products at client sites, as well as for decision makers, IBM employees, IBM Business Partners, and IT Managers.
Each year, the Harlequin More Than Words award is given to three women who have worked hard to change people's lives for the better. Inspired by their accomplishments, three bestselling authors have written stories to honor these real-life heroines.
In Good Neighbors, Meredith Lange hopes that she and her son can start over in Icicle Falls, Washington. Her family's cabin is the only thing she's got left after settling her late husband's gambling debts. But on the first night in her new home, Jed Banks shows up, claiming to be the cabin's rightful owner. Then her son, Leo, starts getting into trouble at school.
Jed offers to help Leo adjust to life in Icicle Falls. His charitable organization, Youth Power, pairs up troubled kids with a responsible teen mentor. But how can Meredith accept Jed's help? He may be a devoted advocate for young people and a very attractive man, but he's also trying to take away her home…
Look for all three ebooks inspired by real-life heroines: Good Neighbors by Sheila Roberts, Just Joe by Carla Cassidy and Light This Candle by Cindy Dees.
This book addresses a subject rarely discussed by Christians -- the Spiritual Heart Center. Why the Spiritual Heart Center? It is the innermost sanctuary of your being. It is the Holy of Holies easily overlooked yet so near. It is where the teachings of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ emanate. It is an almighty God-powerhouse of energizing, illuminating, and vibrating energy.
This book's intent is to make known a sacred silent prayer revealed for this generation, and for all future generations' edification. The Christ Centered Prayer supports, strengthens, and deepens an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ through the Power of His Holy Spirit. "For through him we both have access by one spirit unto the Father" (Ephesians 2:18).
Social Work: An Empowering Profession, 8/e introduces the social work profession and interweaves contemporary themes of strength, human rights, and social justices. In addition, this title details the empowerment-oriented roles of the social worker as consultant, resource manager, and educator.
Connecting Core Competencies series -- Each chapter highlights the core competencies and practice behavior examples found in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Critical thinking questions throughout reinforces these connections.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:Understand the Social Work Profession. Apply principles of empowerment to various fields of social work practice. Apply critical thinking skills to case scenarios presented throughout the text. Analyze issues faced by clients using a human right and social frame. Examine personal perspectives and biases.
Nelle Thompson lives a life of privilege during the turn of the century New York City. When her parents are killed in a terrible accident, she’s forced to live with her aunt’s family in a small town in Connecticut, and treated as a poor relation with no financial independence. Broken hearted and riddled with insomnia, Nelle’s health begins a downward spiral. When a locked part of her heart blossoms around her cousin’s fiancé Mathew Janson, Nelle doesn’t know if she can endure one more heartbreak. Miss Pearl, owner of the local apothecary shop, becomes a mother figure to Nelle, but a fateful summer day has Nelle questioning everything she's ever believed and wondering if she’ll ever love again.
So who was the man behind the phenomenal success of the Kevin07 campaign? This Mandarin-speaking professional diplomat, committed Christian and self-described policy wonk, who grew up as the son of a dairy farmer in rural Queensland to become the 26th prime minister of Australia?
While journalists, the professional commentariat and Rudd's political foes have together felled forests writing about the 'real' Kevin Rudd, until now he has refused to provide any written response to his many critics. That changes with this volume, which takes us to his election as prime minister in 2007. This is the first time we hear from the man himself, in his own words, about what makes him tick.
With a level of self-reflection, and a capacity for sending himself up that is rarely seen in political autobiography, Rudd chronicles a childhood shaped by the love of his mother and tragically disrupted by the death of his father when he was eleven - an event that left the family without a home or an income, and which would foster in him a visceral passion for social justice, and the foundations of his own political vision.
He tells of his years as a budding China scholar, his many misadventures as a young diplomat in Stockholm and Beijing, his marriage to the remarkable Thérèse Rein and the centrality of his tight-knit family to both his private and public lives. He takes us through his years as Queensland's most powerful public servant during the days of the Goss government, and the soul-destroying moment of losing his first election to Federal Parliament in 1996, before finally prevailing through the maze of Labor factional politics to win his seat in 1998.
Rudd's account of the next nine long years in Opposition lays bare the inner workings of our national politics, including the absurdities of the factional system, the essential nature of Australian conservatism, and the arrogance of the Howard government, culminating in Howard's two greatest follies: the decision to take Australia to war in Iraq, and the introduction of WorkChoices. He also describes the monumental task of wresting office from a conservative prime minister who tried every trick in the book to hold on to power.
Rudd also carefully chronicles the evolution of his own deepest beliefs, values and political convictions over many decades, long before his entry to Parliament. He describes his book as 'an essay in encouragement' for those considering a public life who are committed to changing the world for the many, not the few, but are uncertain if they have the stomach for it.
This is an optimistic book, written with passion, conviction and insight. It is the first in a two-volume autobiography. It covers the unlikely rise of the 'boy from Eumundi' to the most powerful office in the land.
Kristie is finally moving on with her life but Gray has returned to claim what is his.
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Kristie has finally graduated from college. With a new boyfriend in tow, Gray’s rival, Armand, and moving back into her mother’s house, it feels as if life might finally fall back into place. But Gray, the love of her life, happens to return after hiding out of town. He’s been freed of being suspected of a murder he didn’t commit and is now looking to reclaim glory in his gang, the Devil’s Advocates, once again.
But both Kristie and Gray are in for surprises. People aren’t always what they seem. Kristie struggles to work through her relationship problems with Armand while Gray struggles to fall back into a position of power in the life he left behind. As the two of them are drawn closer together, both must choose the life they want – with each other, or alone. No matter what they end up picking, the risks in their lives can end up costing the two of them everything.
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FBI Special Agent Lara Grant had thought that she’d put her past behind her—finally—with her last case. But now a serial bomber is targeting Manhattan’s elite power players, offering them a choice between saving hundreds of lives or seeing their darkest secrets exposed. Lara is working with the Crisis Management Unit to stop the bomber, but how will she react when she’s the one who has to choose between truth...or death?
Part 1 of 8: an explosive new installment in the thrilling FBI serial from New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy and Tyler Anne Snell, Emmy Curtis and Janie Crouch.
Praise for Tough Justice: Exposed (Part 1 of Series 1) by Carla Cassidy:
“This story charges from the gate right away, dropping the reader into a tense, boiling hot crime drama that will suck readers into its vortex from page one.”
–Night Owl Reviews
“A wonderful start to this chilling, pulse-pounding series with a storyline that not only entertained through strong dialogue and engaging characters, but left me wanting more.”
Back in Washington, TJ set out to find out who did it. Undaunted, she maneuvered through corridors of power, exposing the secrets hidden behind every door on Capitol Hill…only to smack right into the broad, familiar chest of Sean McNeal—in the flesh. And she could have, would have decked him if she had the opportunity to get a good shot!
Inexplicably Sean had survived and was now undercover. He needed TJ's silence, her help and her kisses more than he wanted to admit. The last thing he wanted to do was draw TJ into a web of high-stakes corruption. But there was no shaking her off and there was no way she was going to let him get killed—again.
Block analyzes the legal, social, and cultural implications of more than nine hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and hundreds more extralegal commentaries found in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and other print and manuscript sources. Highlighting the gap between reports of coerced sex and incidents that were publicly classified as rape, Block demonstrates that public definitions of rape were based less on what actually happened than on who was involved. She challenges conventional narratives that claim sexual relations between white women and black men became racially charged only in the late nineteenth century. Her analysis extends racial ties to rape back into the colonial period and beyond the boundaries of the southern slave-labor system. Early Americans' treatment of rape, Block argues, both enacted and helped to sustain the social, racial, gender, and political hierarchies of a New World and a new nation.
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<b>Powerful writing can change your life!</b>
You may be <i>the best candidate</i> for a competitive opportunity—hands down—but if the competition is better at telling a story, <u>you lose.</u><b> Powerful writing correlates directly to success,</b> personal and professional.
Opportunity knocking? Choose <i>Write to Influence!</i><b> when powerful writing is paramount to your goals.</b> With this book you will:
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Accurate, clear, and concise writing is the <b>lifeblood for effective operations</b> … in private business, corporations, NGOs, government agencies and the military, in particular.
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<b> <i> “Write to Influence! </i> is a gem</b> … Anyone interested in not just adequate but powerful, super-charged writing will appreciate this clear discussion of how to produce effective, attention-grabbing pieces in all kinds of business and real-world scenarios … <i>where standout writing means the difference between success and failure. </i>” —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
<b> “<i>Write to Influence! </i> is an essential guide for anyone seeking to improve their writing skills and inform or influence others with the written word. </b> I write daily and constantly seek ways to improve my writing skills. <b>Write to Influence will be on my desk to help me on that journey.” </b> —Mark Amtower, Managing Partner, Amtower & Company
“Carla brilliantly captured in one entertaining, easily read document the nuances of writing that infuse products with clarity, focus, and direction. <b>If effective writing is your goal, put this book in your tool kit!” </b> —Dr. Lani Kass, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Advisor, CACI
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<b>About the author: </b> Carla D. Bass retired as an Air Force colonel after 30 years active duty. Throughout her career, she:
• <ul> <li> Worked directly with general officers, ambassadors, congressional delegations, and foreign dignitaries</li>
• <li> Wrote hundreds of personnel appraisals, award nominations, and other competitive packages; letters for executive-level signature; and elevator speeches and executive memoranda, much of which was sent to Congress </li>
• <li>Composed and delivered briefings to individuals for whom five minutes was significant</li>
• <li>Taught writing to thousands of Air Force members for 15 years – to rave reviews that her techniques work!</li>
<i><b>Write to Influence</b>!</i> is based on the acclaimed class Carla taught to thousands of Air Force personnel for 15 years. Students confirmed time and again that these techniques opened doors and changed their lives.
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women factory workers.
In the two decades since its original
publication, Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline has become
a classic in the fields of anthropology, labor, gender and globalization
studies. Based on intensive fieldwork, the book captures a moment of profound
transformation for rural Muslim women even as their labor helped launch
Malaysia’s rise as a tiger economy. Aihwa Ong’s analysis of the disruptions,
conflicts, and ambivalences that roiled the lives of working women has inspired
later generations of feminist ethnographers in their study of power, resistance,
religious upheavals, and subject formation in the industrial periphery. With a
critical introduction by anthropologist Carla Freeman, this new edition upholds
an exemplary model of anthropological inquiry into cultural modes of resistance
to the ideology, discipline, and workings of global capitalism.
work … remains powerful for its refusal to over-simplify the complexities of
export industrialization as a model for economic development, and for its
demonstration of the intimate dialectics of culture, economy, gender, religion,
and class, and the meaningfulness of place amid the swirling forces of global
capitalism … [It] opened up many of the questions that should continue to
inspire our analyses of globalization today. Indeed, these questions are equally
compelling for the reader returning to this work after twenty years and for the
reader new to this text and to the intriguing and complex puzzles of
globalization.” — from the Introduction by Carla Freeman