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Home For A Hero

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Welcome to Home, Colorado, theme-wedding capital of the world, where secrets, lies, and hidden identities are included at no extra cost. Veteran Callan O’Shea wants nothing more than to drop off the grid and manage his PTSD the only way he knows how—away from crowds and family demands. When a friend asks for help, Callan can’t refuse, and the quirky small town provides the perfect cover—even if it means building the mayor’s wish list of themed wedding props. Journalist Vicky Alexander needs a place to lie low and plan a career comeback. Her mom's plea to investigate who's harassing the locals is just the opportunity she needs, but meeting a mysterious, sexy stranger with as many scars as secrets tempts Vicky’s bruised heart. Working together to expose a powerful developer’s dirty tactics ignites a desire neither wants to ignore. Falling for each other is against the rules. Until it isn’t. When Home’s enemy targets Vicky, can Callan wage war with his inner demons and be the hero Vicky needs? Come to Home and meet a sexy hero with a secret, the woman he can’t ignore, and a small town ready to make your wedding fantasies come true.

Home for a Hero

Home for a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heatherly Bell,Soraya Lane
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 0369703251
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Home for a Hero by Heatherly Bell,Soraya Lane Summary

Best friends in need Reluctant Hometown Hero by Heatherly Bell Former army officer Ryan Davis doesn’t relish the high-profile role of town sheriff, but when duty calls, he responds. Even if it means helping animal rescuer Zoey Castillo find her missing dog. When Ryan asks her out, Zoey is wary of a relationship in the spotlight—especially given her past. If the sheriff wants to date her, he’ll have to prove that he’s as good a bet as man’s best friend. The Returning Hero by Soraya Lane Six months after her husband’s death, Jamie knows she has to start living again. And when fellow soldier Brett Palmer turns up, Jamie knows it’s fate. Brett does everything he can to fight their connection. Until the words slip out—he’s always loved her. With a second chance staring them both in the face, there’s no going back…

Home on the Ranch: Trusting a Hero

Home on the Ranch: Trusting a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Angel Smits,Kathleen Eagle
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488037256
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Home on the Ranch: Trusting a Hero by Angel Smits,Kathleen Eagle Summary

A strong cowboy is good to find! A Family for Tyler When Wyatt Hawkins discovers he has a nephew, he vows to be there for Tyler until his father returns. Too bad the judge in their custody case is interfering with Wyatt’s plan. She has strong feelings about a single rancher raising a child and Wyatt can’t help wondering why. Is it the attraction between them? Or maybe his nephew’s heart isn’t the only one that needs healing… The Prodigal Cowboy A political scandal in her South Dakota hometown could make reporter Bella Primeaux’s career. Then she uncovers a possible connection between her story and her high school crush, Ethan Wolf Track. Ethan’s reformed his wild ways, but he’s as irresistible as ever! Still, he’s hiding something. Will digging up the past cost Bella a future with the man she’s falling for?

A Hero to Come Home To

A Hero to Come Home To Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marilyn Pappano
Editor: Forever
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Publisher's Weekly named this stunning novel one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2013! First he fought for his country. Now he'll fight for her. Two years after losing her husband in Afghanistan, Carly Lowry has rebuilt her life in Tallgrass, Oklahoma. She has a job she loves teaching third grade and the best friends in the world: fellow military wives who understand what it means to love a man in uniform. She's comfortable and content...until she meets a ruggedly handsome stranger who rekindles desires Carly isn't quite sure she's ready to feel. Staff Sergeant Dane Clark wanted to have a loving family, a twenty-year Army stint, and then a low-key civilian career. But the paratrooper's plans were derailed by a mission gone wrong. Struggling to adjust to his new life, he finds comfort in the wide open spaces of Tallgrass--and in the unexpected attention of sweet, lovely Carly. She is the one person who makes him believe life is worth living. But when Carly discovers he's been hiding the real reason he's come to Tallgrass, will Dane be able to convince her he is the hero she needs?

You Can't Predict a Hero

You Can't Predict a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph J. Grano,Mark Levine
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470529113
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You Can't Predict a Hero by Joseph J. Grano,Mark Levine Summary

The unique story of Wall Street legend Joe Grano—six defining moments in courage, leadership, and determination that will inspire readers of every age, and at every stage in life From Vietnam to 9/11, from the market crash of '87 to today's financial crisis, Wall Street legend Joe Grano has weathered the most defining crises of the last forty years. Whether leading draftees through combat as a Green Beret in Vietnam, regrouping a team of brokers during the market crash of 1987, or working tirelessly to reopen Wall Street after the attacks on 9/11, Joe has served at the front lines of our nation's most defining moments, leading and even inspiring others when things seem at their darkest. Structured around six specific crises he faced in his life and career, You Can't Predict a Hero will describe how Grano was able to triumph over challenges both personal and professional. Whether teaching himself to walk again after sustaining crippling battle wounds, rising from his hardscrabble beginnings to become a top broker at Merrill Lynch, or shepherding the merger of PaineWebber and UBS, his experience has been hard-won and his perspective like no one else's. Through it all, Grano has learned to find the opportunity in any crisis, how to calm and inspire those he leads, and how to find the real solution to what can appear as an insurmountable problem. This dynamic book will inspire anyone looking to make sense of our rapidly changing world, and how to grow and even thrive through any challenge. Problems require solutions, and crisis creates true leaders. Joseph J. Grano, Jr. is Chairman and CEO of Centurion Holdings LLC, a company that advises private and public companies. From 2001-2004, Grano was Chairman of UBS Financial Services Inc. (formerly UBS PaineWebber). Having joined the company in 1988, Grano is credited for turning PaineWebber around and shepherding its merger with Swiss banking giant UBS. Grano began his career as a stock broker at Merrill Lynch, where he rose to various senior management positions over 16 years. A decorated war hero, Grano was chosen by the White House to be chairman of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council after 9/11, a position he held from 2002-2005. The recipient of countless awards for leadership, civic contributions, as well as honorary degrees, he is involved in a wide range of educational and philanthropic endeavors. He and his wife, Kathy, live in New Jersey. Mark Levine has written and collaborated on more than 30 books, including the best sellers Second Acts, Die Broke, and Lifescripts, as well as hundreds of magazine articles. He lives Ithaca, New York, and is a member of the Authors Guild.

The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film

The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Mackey-Kallis
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film by Susan Mackey-Kallis Summary

In contemporary America, myths find expression primarily in film. What's more, many of the highest-grossing American movies of the past several decades have been rooted in one of the most fundamental mythic narratives, the hero quest. Why is the hero quest so persistently renewed and retold? In what ways does this universal myth manifest itself in American cinema? And what is the significance of the popularity of these modern myths? The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film by Susan Mackey-Kallis is an exploration of the appeal of films that recreate and reinterpret this mythic structure. She closely analyzes such films as E.T., the Star Wars trilogy, It's a Wonderful Life, The Wizard of Oz, The Lion King, Field of Dreams, The Piano, Thelma and Louise, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Elements of the quest mythology made popular by Joseph Campbell, Homer's Odyssey, the perennial philosophy of Aldous Huxley, and Jungian psychology all contribute to the compelling interpretive framework in which Mackey-Kallis crafts her study. She argues that the purpose of the hero quest is not limited to the discovery of some boon or Holy Grail, but also involves finding oneself and finding a home in the universe. The home that is sought is simultaneously the literal home from which the hero sets out and the terminus of the personal growth he or she undergoes during the journey back. Thus the quest, Mackey-Kallis asserts, is an outward journey into the world of action and events which eventually requires a journey inward if the hero is to grow, and ultimately necessitates a journey homeward if the hero is to understand the grail and share it with the culture at large. Finally, she examines the value of mythic criticism and addresses questions about myth currently being debated in the field of communication studies.

The Military Wife

The Military Wife Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Trentham
Editor: St. Martin\'s Griffin
ISBN: 1250145546
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A young widow embraces a second chance at life when she reconnects with those who understand the sacrifices made by American soldiers and their families in award-winning author Laura Trentham’s The Military Wife. Harper Lee Wilcox has been marking time in her hometown of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina since her husband, Noah Wilcox’s death, nearly five years earlier. With her son Ben turning five and living at home with her mother, Harper fights a growing restlessness, worried that moving on means leaving the memory of her husband behind. Her best friend, Allison Teague, is dealing with struggles of her own. Her husband, a former SEAL that served with Noah, was injured while deployed and has come home physically healed but fighting PTSD. With three children underfoot and unable to help her husband, Allison is at her wit’s end. In an effort to reenergize her own life, Harper sees an opportunity to help not only Allison but a network of other military wives eager to support her idea of starting a string of coffee houses close to military bases around the country. In her pursuit of her dream, Harper crosses paths with Bennett Caldwell, Noah’s best friend and SEAL brother. A man who has a promise to keep, entangling their lives in ways neither of them can foresee. As her business grows so does an unexpected relationship with Bennett. Can Harper let go of her grief and build a future with Bennett even as the man they both loved haunts their pasts?

It Doesn't Take a Hero

It Doesn't Take a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Norman Schwarzkopf
Editor: Bantam
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It Doesn't Take a Hero by Norman Schwarzkopf Summary

He set his star by a simple motto: duty, honor, country. Only rarely does history grant a single individual the ability, personal charisma, moral force, and intelligence to command the respect, admiration, and affection of an entire nation. But such a man is General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the Allied Forces in the Gulf War. Now, in this refreshingly candid and typically outspoken autobiography, General Schwarzkopf reviews his remarkable life and career: the events, the adventures, and the emotions that molded the character and shaped the beliefs of this uniquely distinguished American leader. Note: The photo insert is not included in this edition.

A Hero’S Journey

A Hero’S Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mose M. Kinsey
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
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Whats a hero? Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and can be either male or female. They are everyday people in our communities and society. The label hero is given to someone for many reasons. The first thing that comes to mind are acts of bravery on the battlefielda police officer in the line of duty or a firefighter pulling someone from a burning building. The word hero is a very complex term, and it has evolved overtime. A hero can be someone who inspires others to do something good for themselves and others in their community. A hero is one who sets high standards for himself or herself, someone whose deeds and accomplishments are worthy of praise by others. A hero is one who overcomes tremendous odds against him and inspires others to do the same. He is a person who is not afraid to stand up for what he believes is right, someone who helps when the benefit and praise is knowingly going to someone else. They are soldiers who choose to defend our country while knowing and understanding that they may not survive their journey of service to their country. This book is by Mose M. Kinsey.

Trinity

Trinity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joe Gonzalez
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524528625
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Trinity is the story about Jason Skarr, lead singer for the band Trinity. As a high school kid, he was a musical genius. He learned how to play and mastered all the musical instruments in his high school band. He also sang with his mother in the church choir. He soon started writing gospel and inspirational songs for the church. His dad is a deacon in their church in St. Louis. Jason Skarr is the stage name for Franklin Jay Scarborough. His best friend, Marty, convinces Franklin to change his name to Jason Skarr in order to keep his parents from finding out he is a singer in a band. Franklins father wants him to be a deacon in the church and teach music in high school or in a college. Franklin wears his mothers rosary around his neck all the time. Before finishing school, both friends form the band with help from other kids in the school band, and the bands backup singers are discovered in a karaoke bar. They are hoping to be discovered by somebody and start a singing career.

Be a Hero!

Be a Hero! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Evelyn Cross
Editor: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1665724897
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Most men have the ability to become biological fathers. But parenting takes time, hard work, money, and love. It takes a real hero to be a real dad. Even if you’re divorced or abandoned your child, it is never too late to make amends. While teenagers and young adults may not be overjoyed to have dad back in their life—or to meet him for the first time—they still need a hero. In this book, Evelyn Cross examines what it takes for men to be heroes. She considers questions such as: How can you exercise your rights and fulfill your obligations as a dad? If you don’t have children, how can you be a hero? Can prayer help you hone your skills as a hero? What are the main characteristics of a hero? The author also explores how to build a strong marriage, which she says is a vocation that requires a lifetime of devotion. A marriage is like a career and family business rolled into one— and you must always work on it. Take steps to be a hero to the ones you care about the most with the insights and lessons in this handbook for men.

Looking for a Hero

Looking for a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Maslowski,Don Winslow
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496228030
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Looking for a Hero by Peter Maslowski,Don Winslow Summary

Widely acclaimed as the Vietnam War's most highly decorated soldier, Joe Ronnie Hooper in many ways serves as a symbol for that conflict. His troubled, tempestuous life paralleled the upheavals in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, and his desperate quest to prove his manhood was uncomfortably akin to the macho image projected by three successive presidents in their "tough" policy in Southeast Asia. Looking for a Hero extracts the real Joe Hooper from the welter of lies and myths that swirl around his story; in doing so, the book uncovers not only the complicated truth about an American hero but also the story of how Hooper's war was lost in Vietnam, not at home. Extensive interviews with friends, fellow soldiers, and family members reveal Hooper as a complex, gifted, and disturbed man. They also expose the flaws in his most famous and treasured accomplishment: earning the Medal of Honor. In the distortions, half-truths, and outright lies that mar Hooper's medal of honor file, authors Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow find a painful reflection of the army's inability to be honest with itself and the American public, with all the dire consequences that this dishonesty ultimately entailed. In the inextricably linked stories of Hooper and the Vietnam War, the nature of that deceit, and of America's defeat, becomes clear.

A Hero Comes Home

A Hero Comes Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandra Hill
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062854119
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New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill returns with love and laughter with the third book in the Bell Sound series. Welcome to Bell Cove, North Carolina. The famous bells in this small Outer Banks town are ringing a hero’s welcome when a former army captain returns home... After being held prisoner for three years in an Afghan prison, Jake Dawson is finally going home--except everyone, including his wife and young sons, believed he was dead. Jake has changed since he left for war, and now he isn’t sure where he belongs. Sally has changed, too. Her marriage to Jacob was on shaky ground even before his last deployment, but he’s still every inch the hot, headstrong man she loves, despite his wounds, both visible and invisible. Seeing him with their three boys makes her want to fight for this unexpected second chance. As summer winds down, all of the wacky folks in Bell Cove, which is awash with yellow ribbons and American flags, are aiming for a Labor Day Love Re-Connection. In fact, they’re pulling out all the stops, in their usual outrageous style, to get Jake and Sally together again…

A Hero's Homecoming (Heroes of the Flint Hills)

A Hero's Homecoming (Heroes of the Flint Hills) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tessa Layne
Editor: Shady Layne Media
ISBN: 099832759X
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Sometimes it takes more than water to put out a fire Daredevil Cassidy Grace tried for years to get Parker Hansen’s attention. It finally happened- the night before she left for basic training. Parker has always wondered what would have happened if he’d made a move sooner. Caught up in the ins and outs of fighting fires and working a ranch with his cousins, he didn’t have much time to think about it. But now that Cassidy’s back, a messed up combat veteran and the newest member of Prairie’s fire brigade, he’s thinking about it. A lot. But Cassidy is fighting more than just fires. Her nights are tortured with visions from her experience as a combat helicopter pilot in Afghanistan. Her days are haunted by Parker offering something she thinks she’s not worthy to have. Only love can quench this fire When Cassidy volunteers for a dangerous hotshot mission in the wilds of Colorado, Parker insists on going with her. As they travel together into a life-threatening situation, will their love combust like the trees that surround them? And in the battlefield of a forest fire, will Cassidy be brave enough to fight for the one thing that will snuff out the fires that rage within her?

Heart of A Hero

Heart of A Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Jamison
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462813437
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A Hero's Promise

A Hero's Promise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lee Tobin McClain,Kathryn Springer
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 0369723015
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A complicated homecoming The Soldier's Secret Child by Lee Tobin McClain Former soldier Vito D’Angelo has come home with a foster son—and a secret that could devastate his comrade’s widow Lacey McPherson. Lacey’s trying to renovate her guesthouse and build a peaceful life. Letting Vito and young Charlie stay on her property awakens a longing for the family she’s sure she’ll never have. And as their friendship turns to more, the truth grows harder for Vito to reveal. The Soldier's Newfound Family by Kathryn Springer Returning to Texas from overseas, US marine Carter Wallace makes good on a promise to tell a fallen soldier's wife that her husband loved her. But pregnant widow Savannah Blackmore shares a story with Carter that tests everything he believes. He brings Savannah back to the Triple C ranch, where family secrets—and siblings he hadn't known about—await him. Now the marine who never needed anyone suddenly needs Savannah… New York Times Bestselling Author Lee Tobin McClain USA TODAY Bestselling Author Kathryn Springer 2 Uplifting Stories The Soldier's Secret Child and The Soldier's Newfound Family

Be a Hero

Be a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wesley Campbell,Stephen Court
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768422302
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Be a Hero by Wesley Campbell,Stephen Court Summary

Be a Hero challenges the Body of Christ to be enlisted in the battle for mercy and social justice. It opens with God's interaction in the affairs of men and His plan to redeem the 'invisible' people through justice, mercy and compassion. Setting the stage theologically, the authors then unveils the great exploits of those who have gone before us and the impact that they made in their own times and on their own culture. Practical steps are offered to the reader to empower them to make a difference in their world.

A Hero's Homecoming

A Hero's Homecoming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurie Paige
Editor: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426853726
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He was a loner, a drifter...and the only man who could save a little girl's life. But to do that J. D. Cade would have to reveal a secret he'd kept for over twenty-five years--the secret that he was still alive. J.D. certainly hadn't planned on staying in Whitehorn. But soon he was renewing old friendships--and forging a tempting new one. Vibrant and tender, Dr. Carey Hall didn't know who J.D. was, but she seemed ready to care for him. What would happen when she discovered J.D. was really Whitehorn's nearly forgotten golden boy--and she'd fallen prey to another Kincaid?

A Hero's Tale

A Hero's Tale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jiu YueWenTian
Editor: Funstory
ISBN: 1649205813
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A Hero's Tale by Jiu YueWenTian Summary

Carrying a adorable pet, stepping on a green mountain, and daring to venture into the world by himself. For the sake of a beauty, he dared to ascend to the ninth heaven to pluck the stars; for the sake of the common people, he dared to enter the netherworld to burn the blood. The world was in chaos as the mountains and rivers changed. His cultivation could pierce through the heavens; he charged into the demon realm, entered the demonic path, and directly called upon the heaven and earth to change his appearance. The code word is not easy, I hope that everyone will support me! Welcome to the "Traveler's Fellow" 294786038. Close]

Marc Blitzstein

Marc Blitzstein Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard Pollack
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199791678
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A composer and lyricist of enormous innovation and influence, Marc Blitzstein remains one of the most versatile and fascinating figures in the history of American music, his creative output running the gamut from films scores and Broadway operas to art songs and chamber pieces. A prominent leftist and social maverick, Blitzstein constantly pushed the boundaries of convention in mid-century America in both his work and his life. Award-winning music historian Howard Pollack's new biography covers Blitzstein's life in full, from his childhood in Philadelphia to his violent death in Martinique at age 58. The author describes how this student of contemporary luminaries Nadia Boulanger and Arnold Schoenberg became swept up in the stormy political atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s and throughout his career walked the fine line between his formal training and his populist principles. Indeed, Blitzstein developed a unique sound that drew on everything contemporary, from the high modernism of Stravinsky and Hindemith to jazz and Broadway show tunes. Pollack captures the astonishing breadth of Blitzstein's work--from provocative operas like The Cradle Will Rock, No for an Answer, and Regina, to the wartime Airborne Symphony composed during his years in service, to lesser known ballets, film scores, and stage works. A courageous artist, Blitzstein translated Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera during the heyday of McCarthyism and the red scare, and turned it into an off-Broadway sensation, its "Mack the Knife" becoming one of the era's biggest hits. Beautifully written, drawing on new interviews with friends and family of the composer, and making extensive use of new archival and secondary sources, Marc Blitzstein presents the most complete biography of this important American artist.

An Introduction to Film Analysis

An Introduction to Film Analysis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Ryan,Melissa Lenos
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 150131856X
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An Introduction to Film Analysis by Michael Ryan,Melissa Lenos Summary

An Introduction to Film Analysis is designed to introduce students to filmmaking techniques while also providing an invaluable guide to film interpretation. It takes readers step by step through: -the basic technical terms -shot-by-shot analyses of film sequences -set design, composition, editing, camera work, post-production, art direction and more -each chapter provides clear examples and full colour images from classic as well as contemporary films Ryan and Lenos's updated edition introduces students to the different kinds of lenses and their effects, the multiple possibilities of lighting, and the way post-production modifies images through such processes as saturation and desaturation. Students will learn to ask why the camera is placed where it is, why an edit occurs where it does, or why the set is designed in a certain way. The second section of the book focuses on critical analysis, introducing students to the various approaches to film, from psychology to history, with new analysis on postcolonial, transnational and Affect Theory. New to this edition is a third section featuring several in-depth analyses of films to put into practice what comes before: The Birds, The Shining, Vagabond, In the Mood for Love, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

A Hero's Homecoming

A Hero's Homecoming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carlene Havel
Editor: Pelican Ventures Book Group
ISBN: 0985894105
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Colonel Rich Martino returns home from overseas to find everything has changed and nothing makes sense. His wife Rita has disappeared. His credit cards are invalid. A stranger is living in his house and he keeps running into people who are convinced he was killed in action months ago. Worst of all, his wealthy father has suffered a stroke. Psychologist Charlotte Phillips claims to be his comatose father's legal guardian. Rich is determined to learn what has happened, gain control of his father's money, and unmask Charlotte as the gold-digging schemer he's certain she is. He is shocked to find his father's crusty old attorney has been taken in by her along with everyone else. Can Rich straighten out the mess his life has become?

A Hero's Guide to Love

A Hero's Guide to Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kaitlin O'Riley,Vanessa Kelly,Jo Beverley,Sally MacKenzie
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1420122479
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A Hero's Guide to Love by Kaitlin O'Riley,Vanessa Kelly,Jo Beverley,Sally MacKenzie Summary

The game of love is filled with scandals and secrets in this quartet of Regency tales featuring New York Times– and USA Today–bestselling authors. Romance can blossom with little provocation and even less consideration for what’s good and proper. But when a spark ignites, it can be far too tempting to ignore—no matter how shocking the pairing may be . . . “Forbidden Attractions” by Jo Beverley When the notorious Earl of Carne moves into the mansion adjoining Anna Featherstone’s London townhouse, they’re separated by a single wall—and a gulf of social disdain. But sometimes the strangest neighbors can make the most intriguing of friends . . . “The Naked Prince” by Sally MacKenzie Josephine Atworthy is a proper and studious lady, and, as such, has no time for debauched goings on. But when she winds up on the guest list of one of her rich neighbor’s parties, she’s too intrigued to turn down the invitation—and far too attracted to the mysterious nobleman who seems desperate for just one kiss . . . “The Pleasure of a Younger Lover” by Vanessa Kelly After youthful friendship turns into ardent, grown-up passion, Clarissa Middleton and Captain Christian Archer find it difficult to keep their thoughts—or kisses—to themselves. But the differences between them might be too great for London society to overcome . . . “A Summer Love Affair” by Kaitlin O’Riley Nothing is quite so intoxicating as a holiday abroad in the sultry sun of Spain. That is, until Miss Charlotte Wilson discovers the irresistible charm of Mr. Gavin Ellsworth and embarks on a most enjoyable—and revealing—fling.

Me Father Was a Hero and Me Mother Is a Saint

Me Father Was a Hero and Me Mother Is a Saint Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eamonn Sheridan
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
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Me Father Was a Hero and Me Mother Is a Saint by Eamonn Sheridan Summary

A history of an Irish family from the early 20th century up to WWII. Their father fought the Germans and their mother had 23 children.

The Book of Esther

The Book of Esther Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Angela G. Kruse
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1467801445
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Through diaries and letters, Esther Kruse, a woman who settles into life on a small farm on the South Dakota prairie, provides insight into what it means to be a wife, mother, homemaker, and one-room school teacher during much of the 20th century on the isolated prairie of central South Dakota. Her life is explored in the narration of her granddaughter, who studies the diaries after their discovery in her grandmother’s attic. As the author pieces together her grandmother’s life from the previously unknown diaries, a story evolves, illustrating the value of family and small town community, through great events and small, and is an example of the human struggle to bring some small bit of civilization to a vast and wild landscape. The Book of Esther follows nearly 50 years in the life of Esther Kruse. It begins with her first diary written in her late 20s, as a single woman finding life on her own as a one-room school teacher in the Great Depression, and continues as she marries the captain of the local baseball team, raises two children, struggles with all the daily tasks of a farm, the wild South Dakota weather, illness, and finally, cancer. Through it all, she shines as an example of Midwestern strength and faith and the character that has shaped the heartland of America.

Healing Memories

Healing Memories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dick Hattan
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
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A Hero's Second Chance

A Hero's Second Chance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melissa Klein
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1509238395
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After losing her husband in the line of duty, Riley Logan looks for a fresh start in Magnolia Springs. However, a fear of rejection makes relationships difficult. Lieutenant Colonel Brian Stone returns home from the Middle East after losing his legs to an IED. The last thing he wants is to be treated like a hero—or pitied for his injuries. While working on a charity event benefiting injured veterans, they find they have more in common than a talent for snarky comments. But when Brian is offered an opportunity too good to refuse, Riley must decide if she can risk losing another man to a dangerous job.

A Hero in the Making

A Hero in the Making Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurie Kingery
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460335406
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Man on a Mission… Nate Bohannan won't let anything stand in the way of his grand plans in California. Even if it means traveling there with unreliable huckster Robert Salali. But after a destructive bender in Simpson Creek, Texas, the unscrupulous Salali runs out, leaving Nate to carry the blame—and the debt. He can fix broken furniture…but can anything fix the despair in café owner Ella Justiss's eyes? When her café was destroyed, Ella felt sure she'd lost her dreams along with it. Yet somehow Nate's cheerful care and optimism fill her with hope again. Painful secrets from her childhood make Ella wary of men. When danger threatens, will Nate be the hero Ella can finally trust—and love? Brides of Simpson Creek: Small-town Texas spinsters find love with mail-order grooms!

A Hero's Child

A Hero's Child Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diana Whitney
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459273419
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SOMEBODY'S HERO…SOMEBODY'S CHILD Rae Hooper had loved only one man: Martin Manning. But her clean-cut warrior had marched off to glory a decade ago, never to return home. Luckily, he'd given her a child. But, sadly, little Martina would never know her daddy. But at ten, scrappy, freckle-faced Martina suddenly found a father figure. The mysterious drifter couldn't resemble Martin less, yet he stirred an eerily familiar hunger in Rae. He drew her like a bee to clover. They'd told her Martin was dead. But was her long-lost hero alive and well…and home to stay? The ups, the downs, the laughter and the tears…it's all a part of PARENTHOOD.

Building a Hero

Building a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tasha Black
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Some heroes aren't born...they're built. Grab the bundle and save. All three, full-length novels in the Building a Hero trilogy from USA Today Bestseller Tasha Black. From Book 1 - Reconstructed: Westley Worthington has it all. Piles of money, good looks, a head for business, and a seemingly limitless supply of women who want to please him. And that's just the way he likes it. Until a brush with death causes him to rethink his priorities, and consider someone besides himself for the first time in his privileged life. Cordelia Cross has never had it easy. Her duty to her family has her working as an assistant to a man she hates just to pay her sister's medical bills. When her arrogant boss alienates his last true friend, she finds herself promoted from schedule-managing coffee grabber, to the newest member of West’s inner circle. Tempers, and passions, ignite as the two start spending time together, until a shocking accident puts their newfound attraction on ice. When West is faced with the toughest trial of his life, Cordelia helps him realize that he has all the tools he needs to be a force for justice. Together, they must turn West into the hero no one ever thought he could be. Follow the story though Reconstructed and Augmented, to the exciting conclusion in Upgraded! Don't miss your your chance to grab all three books for one low price! Keywords: Superhero Romance, BBW, Billionaire, Science Fiction, Military, Shifter, Genetic Engineering. For fans of J.A. Huss

Scapegoating a Hero

Scapegoating a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mel Dunay
Editor: Jaglion Press
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Journey to the country of Jaiya, in a world not quite like ours. Here the humans wield magical powers and fight against an Empire which seeks to enslave them, but they share their world with insect people and trollfolk, and stranger things lurk in the shadows… Anora doesn’t like having the ability to steal other people’s memories, but sometimes she has to use her power in her work as a spy. But when the sleazy Imperial businessman blackmailing her is killed, Anora’s husband Rijal is imprisoned. What started as a marriage of convenience will turn into true love, as Anora uses all her skills to free her husband from prison…but she has powerful enemies, and not all of them are human. Note: Hero is meant as a standalone with a “happily ever after” ending. However, the heroes in the later books in this series are descended from Anora and Rijal, who are also the ancestors of some of the characters in the original Jaiya series. The romance is on the sweet side, but due to the situations the characters find themselves in, there is some gun violence and hand-to-hand violence, and there are also passing references to bullet wounds, etc. political thriller evil judge undead monster vamp freedom friends to lovers nephelim psychic prison murder mystery romance navy trial precognition foresight spy angel india killer espionage cypher cipher secret code codebreaker military hero clean sweet precog adventure exile tabloid press smear unrequited love letters blackmail lies secrets gun

Home For The Holidays

Home For The Holidays Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Plumley
Editor: Lisa Plumley
ISBN: 131129600X
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"A delightful secondary romance adds to the fun in this upbeat romp that is touching, hilarious, and lightly dusted with seasonal charm." —Library Journal When Rachel loses her Hollywood dream job, a trip home for Christmas seems like a good idea. But she never expects to find a hunk from her past waiting under the mistletoe... About the book Red-hot stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Porter has it all. Well, sort of. Her luxury beach house is actually a loaner from her #1 client. And her cute Tesla Roadster? Well, that's just another job perk...hers to keep, right? But when Rachel catches her #1 client in bed with her boyfriend, she exacts her revenge by tricking her turncoat "frenemy" into committing fashion suicide on the red carpet—and promptly finds herself out of a job. And her house. Her car. Her life. With nowhere to turn, Rachel does the unthinkable: she goes home to Kismet, Michigan. For Reno Wright, picking up his neighbor's daughter from the airport for a holiday visit sounds like no big deal. But from the moment he spies Rachel in the airport, Reno knows he's in over his head. The girl Reno remembers from high school looks nothing like the glammed-out man-killer who walks off the plane. But for all her attitude, Rachel is really just a small-town girl with a heart too big for Hollywood. The temperature may be freezing, but the heat between Rachel and Reno is burning hot. Reno is falling hard fast...but will his holiday romance survive once the calendar turns? What people are saying... "Lisa Plumley once again gifts readers with a Yuletide story sure to put you in a holiday mood. This is vintage Plumley. She's created a cast of characters that are a bit eccentric, quirky and likeable and spun a story that will make you smile." —Lezlie Patterson, McClatchy-Tribune News Service "Home for the Holidays is a fun holiday romance—who doesn't love a good love story delivered by Santa? Plumley hits all of the right marks in telling a love story, sharing passion and inspiring us to be our best!" —Romance Reader at Heart (Four-Rose Read!) "Home For The Holidays is a bit of a modern day It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s romantic and fun and full of heartwarming moments!" —Joyfully Reviewed "Home for the Holidays has charm and warmth. Lisa Plumley captures much of the fun of the season, some of the heartache, but also all of the love that makes Christmas so wonderful. Sure, it has a holiday themed title, but this story is guaranteed to make you smile any time of the year." —Romance Junkies (4 blue ribbons rating) "Plenty of chuckles are on hand in this entertaining romp by Lisa Plumley. Get ready for the holidays and grab yourself a fun read you won’t want to miss!" —Romance Reviews Today "If you're in the mood for a fun-filled contemporary romance oozing with seasonal charm, appealing characters, and amusing moments, then Home for the Holidays is just what Santa ordered." —Bookloons "Home For The Holidays is a perfect way to get your holiday reading underway. Readers will definitely enjoy the tone and pace of this book, in addition to the funny, romantic and light-hearted spirit of the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and suggest that you pick-up a copy too." —The Romance Readers Connection

A Hero's Heart (Heroes of the Flint Hills)

A Hero's Heart (Heroes of the Flint Hills) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tessa Layne
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He’s looking for a second chance Reeling from his best friend’s suicide, former Army Ranger Sterling Walker returns home to Prairie to be foreman at the brand-new Resolution Ranch. His focus should be on putting his life back together—not on the high school frenemy he used to love to hate. But the gorgeous and glaring Emma Sinclaire is just as sassy and smart as he remembers—and Sterling can’t resist a challenge. Especially when it involves Emma. This time, he won’t give up until she says “Yes” Sterling is the last person Emma wants to see when she returns to Prairie. Once upon a time, she might have crushed on the town golden boy, but she can’t forget the night her nemesis took things too far. And while Sterling is as handsome and cocky as ever, she’s not falling for his charms a second time. Their old rivalry rears its ugly head when Emma & Sterling are forced to team up on a fundraiser for the ranch. Only this time, hot kisses and even hotter nights make things much, much more complicated. But there’s no way Sterling’s backing down, not when the stakes are so high - even though he’ll have to face down and slay his worst demons in order to win Emma’s heart for good.

A Hero's Christmas Hope

A Hero's Christmas Hope Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vivian Arend
Editor: Arend Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1941456944
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This hero needs a holiday miracle or two—and she’s just the one to deliver. A standalone holiday story from New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend. Single father Ryan Zhao didn’t expect a ghost from his past to literally slide back into his life. His long-time friendship with Madison Joy is a pure, sweet memory, and with the holidays fast approaching, her surprise visit is perfect. Maddy’s a breath of fresh air, full of ideas and enthusiasm—and far too attractive to a lonely man like him. Best friends to lovers might be tempting, but it’s also dangerous since she’s leaving after Christmas. Madison thrives on fixing things. If Ryan insists she stick around and bother him and his adorable daughter for all of December, she’ll do what she can to make his life brighter. Which means reviving their ugly sweater tradition, organizing a not-so-traditional Nutcracker—and fighting to keep from falling in love with her former best friend and his motherless child. She’s already given up her dreams once to help take care of her family. No matter how much he wants her to stay, Ryan refuses to ask her to do it again for him and his little girl. Can holiday magic find a way to take these two lonely hearts from friends to forever? Keywords: Canadian Author, cowboy, western, contemporary, small town, holiday romance For readers who enjoy: Jennifer Ryan, Joan Johnston, Kate Pearce, Linda Lael Miller, Lindsay McKenna, Diana Palmer, Maisey Yates, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Lorelei James.

Homer’s Traditional Art

Homer’s Traditional Art Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Miles Foley
Editor: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271072393
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In recent decades, the evidence for an oral epic tradition in ancient Greece has grown enormously along with our ever-increasing awareness of worldwide oral traditions. John Foley here examines the artistic implications that oral tradition holds for the understanding of the Iliad and Odyssey in order to establish a context for their original performance and modern-day reception. In Homer's Traditional Art, Foley addresses three crucially interlocking areas that lead us to a fuller appreciation of the Homeric poems. He first explores the reality of Homer as their actual author, examining historical and comparative evidence to propose that "Homer" is a legendary and anthropomorphic figure rather than a real-life author. He next presents the poetic tradition as a specialized and highly resonant language bristling with idiomatic implication. Finally, he looks at Homer's overall artistic achievement, showing that it is best evaluated via a poetics aimed specifically at works that emerge from oral tradition. Along the way, Foley offers new perspectives on such topics as characterization and personal interaction in the epics, the nature of Penelope's heroism, the implications of feasting and lament, and the problematic ending of the Odyssey. His comparative references to the South Slavic oral epic open up new vistas on Homer's language, narrative patterning, and identity. Homer's Traditional Art represents a disentangling of the interwoven strands of orality, textuality, and verbal art. It shows how we can learn to appreciate how Homer's art succeeds not in spite of the oral tradition in which it was composed but rather through its unique agency.

The Hero of Budapest

The Hero of Budapest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bengt Jangfeldt
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857723324
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The story of Raoul Wallenberg - the Swedish businessman who, at immense personal risk, rescued many of Budapest's Jews from the Holocaust and subsequently disappeared into the Soviet prison system - is one of the most fascinating episodes of World War II. Yet the complete story of his life and fate can only be told now - and for the first time in this book - following access to the Russian and Swedish archival sources, previously not used. Born into a wealthy Swedish family, Wallenberg was a moderately successful businessman when he was recruited by the War Refugee Board to manage the rescue mission of thousands of Hungarian Jews. Once in Budapest, he created and distributed so called 'protective passports' (or Schutz-Pass) among the Jewish population, thus managing to save up to 8,000 people. Through the 'safe houses' and clandestine networks that he established around the city, many thousands more were saved from the concentration camps. Yet, when Budapest was liberated by the Red Army in January 1945, Wallenberg was arrested and taken to Moscow. One of the reasons for his arrest was that the Soviets could not understand the nature of his mission: formally he was a Swedish diplomat but he worked for an American agency. On the basis of previously unseen Soviet sources, Jangfeldt has been able to reconstruct the events surrounding Wallenberg's arrest almost hour by hour and, for the first time, he presents a highly plausible theory about the reasons why Wallenberg was arrested and what happened to him after he disappeared. With access to previously unpublished material, Bengt Jangfeldt provides the first complete account of Wallenberg's life - from his childhood in Sweden to his disappearance in a Russian jail - and sheds important new light on one of the greatest heroes of World War II. This is a thrilling tale of intrigue, espionage and heroism which will captivate all readers of modern European history.

A Hero's Redemption

A Hero's Redemption Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolyne Aarsen,Belle Calhoune
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 0369723058
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Healing the cowboy soldier A Family for the Soldier by Carolyne Aarsen Grady Stillwater’s Texas ranch needs his attention—and so does his brother's abandoned baby. But the injuries the former special ops soldier sustained in Afghanistan have skewered his confidence. Physical therapist Chloe Miner offers hope and guidance, but she’s also hiding a secret. Chloe has a baby on the way, and she may need Grady every bit as much as he does her… Heart of a Soldier by Belle Calhoune When returning soldier Dylan Hart arrives in Texas to meet pen pal Holly Lynch, he's shocked to discover the woman he fell in love with has kept a very big secret. Dylan is hurt that Holly didn't confide in him, but he's committed to staying in town when her family hires him to help on their ranch. And as Dylan reconnects with Holly, he'll have to decide what matters most… 2 Uplifting Stories A Family for the Soldier and Heart of a Soldier

The Last Chronicle of Barset

The Last Chronicle of Barset Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Trollope
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191663468
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'All Hogglestock believed their parson to be innocent; but then all Hogglestock believed him to be mad.' Josiah Crawley lives with his family in the parish of Hogglestock, East Barsetshire, where he is perpetual curate. Impoverished like his parishioners, Crawley is hard-working and respected but he is an unhappy, disappointed man, ill-suited to cope when calamity strikes. He is accused of stealing a cheque to pay off his debts; too proud to defend himself, he risks ruin and disgrace unless the truth can be brought to light. Crawley's predicament divides the community into those who seek to help him despite himself, and those who, like Mrs Proudie, are convinced of his guilt. When the Archbishop's son, Major Grantly, falls in love with Crawley's daughter Grace, battle lines are drawn. The final volume in the Barsetshire series, The Last Chronicle draws to a close the stories of many beloved characters, including the old Warden, Mr Harding, Johnny Eames, and Lily Dale. Panoramic in scale, elegiac and moving, it is perhaps Trollope's greatest novel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

I'll be Home for Christmas Cookbook

I'll be Home for Christmas Cookbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gooseberry Patch
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1620933799
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Snowflakes are swirling, carolers are singing and shoppers are crowding into shops...Christmas is coming! If you're like us, you'd love to recreate the holiday magic you remember from homes growing up, but don't have all day to spend in the kitchen. I'll be Home for Christmas Cookbook is filled with simple-to-make recipes for every festive occasion. For Christmas morning breakfast, serve Christmas Sausage Soufflé and Overnight Sticky Buns. After sledding or cutting down the tree, warm everyone up with mugs of Yellow Pea Soup. An open-house buffet with Ambrosia Cheese Dip and Grandma's Cocktail Nibbles is perfect for merrymaking with friends. Busy-day dinners are a snap with Granny's Baked Macaroni & Cheese or Mom's One-Pot Chicken Supper. Make the big day special with Nonna's Christmas Eve Spaghetti, Mama's Baked Brown Sugar Ham or Tangy Glazed Chicken. Ginger-Orange Cranberries and Corn & Broccoli Casserole round out a festive menu. What we all remember most about holidays with family is the desserts, right? Try favorites like Cranberry Cream Pie and Apple Spice Cake...yum! Cookies are a must, so we've rounded up Sugar Doodle Drops and Chocolate Gingerbread Men. They're so much fun to make and eat! You'll also find sweet memories of holidays gone by, plus clever tips for sharing Christmas with your kids, grandkids and those young at heart!

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