Alexandra Gaither kehrt nach Jahren als erfolgreiche Anwältin in ihre Heimatstadt zurück, um den Tod ihrer Mutter aufzuklären. Keine einfache Aufgabe: Drei Männer kommen als Täter infrage, und alle drei sind reich, mächtig und überaus charmant. Doch Alexandra riskiert alles, um das Geheimnis zu lüften ...
England 1945: Der Zweite Weltkrieg ist beendet. Harry Clifton, der sich aus den Hafendocks Bristols hochgearbeitet hat, und sein treuer Jugendfreund Giles Barrington, Sprößling der Schifffahrt-Dynastie Barrington, haben überlebt. Endlich hat Harry zu seiner großen Liebe gefunden, zu Giles' Schwester Emma Barrington. Doch ein langer Schatten droht auf die jungen Menschen zu fallen. In einer dramatischen Verhandlung obliegt es dem Haus der Lords festzulegen, wer das Vermögen der Barringtons rechtmäßig erben wird: Harry oder Giles. Harry weiß, dass die Entscheidung seine Verbindung mit Emma für immer zerstören könnte. Für die Familien Clifton und Barrington beginnt eine neue Epoche voller Intrigen und Verrat.
Night Sounds in the Key of Love is a collection of feelings, experiences, and emotions pertaining to love. The words in this book are to be savored, and shared between lovers, whatever the state of their relationship. A book of this nature must be generalized yet specific, simplistic yet sophisticated in order to appeal to the varied appetites of the many who will read it. Duke Thomas Low seems to have captured that essence in this, his third collection of romantic poetry. You will find yourself caught up in the imagery the author creates with his words and phrases. For example, the poem Umbrella, says simply: "If it rains on your head, you can cover it - If it rains on your heart, I'll cover it for you." And a verse from Imagine, asks you to: "Imagine, if you will, two glasses of wine, a plate of cheese, and conversation spoken in love-soft tones. . ." Whatever your situation at the moment, you should find something within these pages to which you can relate. Love is not always easy or kind. Love is, however, always nearby. Sometimes all you need are the right words to make love a reality in your life. Perhaps those words are waiting in this book.
The Gleanings Miracle: a Miraculous Story of Justice and Mercy for the Hungry
Author: Steve Witmer,Douglas Hagey
Publisher: Harmon Press
This story chronicles the faith and obedience of Wally and Norma Wenge and the faithfulness of God during the early days of Gleanings for the Hungry. Gleanings, a Ministry of YWAM, provides millions of servings of dehydrated food (fruit, soup mix, etc.) each week! All this nutritious food is shipped overseas, distributed to the hungry poor by missionary and ministry partners. This story was too good not to be shared!
The United States is not a middle class society. Michael Zweig shows that the majority of Americans are actually working class and argues that recognizing this fact is essential if that majority is to achieve political influence and social strength. "Class," Zweig writes, "is primarily a matter of power, not income." He goes beyond old formulations of class to explore ways in which class interacts with race and gender.Defining "working class" as those who have little control over the pace and content of their work and who do not supervise others, Zweig warns that by allowing this class to disappear into categories of middle class or consumers, we also allow those with the dominant power, capitalists, to vanish among the rich. Economic relations then appear as comparisons of income or lifestyle rather than as what they truly are—contests of power, at work and in the larger society.Using personal interviews, solid research, and down-to-earth examples, Zweig looks at a number of important contemporary social problems: the growing inequality of income and wealth, welfare reform, globalization, the role of government, and the family values debate. He shows how, with class in mind, our understanding of these issues undergoes a radical shift.Believing that we must limit the power of capitalists to abuse workers, communities, and the environment, Zweig offers concrete ideas for the creation of a new working class politics in the United States.
#10 in a series of 13 Cleveland-based mysteries by Les Roberts. First time in trade paperback. Entire series now back in print, in a uniform edition with new covers. In this book, private detective Milan Jacovich takes the case of a college student falsely accused of rape by campus feminists, angering police and university officials. His investigation raises questions that stir up the real culprit and cast a harsh light on campus political correctness.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown delivers a thrilling tale about one woman and the crime that turned her life into a hunt for answers . . . Alexandra Gaither is a state prosecutor who has the authority to reopen an unsolved homicide case. Twenty-five years ago Alex's mother was murdered and no one was ever tried for the crime. Now armed with new evidence that could lead to an arrest and a conviction, Alex visits the remote Texas town where her mother died. There she confronts the three powerful men who were with her mother on that fateful night: her former lover, his best friend, and the father figure to them both. Each is charming, each is a suspect, and each has secrets to hide. But not one of them can stop Alex's determined search for the truth. Her relentless investigation creates controversy and excitement in this small community. And as Alex uncovers decades-old intrigues, someone capable of clever lies and remorseless acts decides she must be stopped. Now, with a one-month deadline from the attorney general to either wrap up the case or drop it for good, Alex must work diligently to catch a killer...and find a way to stay alive.
Women Corporate Lobbyists, Policy, and Power in the United States
Author: Denise Benoit
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
From lobbyists such as Jack Abramoff, to corporate executives, like Enron's Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, recent scandals dealing with politics and government have focused only on men at the top. But do these high-profile men accurately represent the gendered make up of corporate-government in the United States? In this first in-depth look at the changing face of corporate lobbying, Denise Benoit shows how women who have historically worked mostly in policy areas relating to "women's issues" such as welfare, family, and health have become increasingly influential as corporate lobbyists, specializing in what used to be considered "masculine" policy, such as taxes and defense. Benoit finds that this new crop of female lobbyists mobilize both masculinity and femininity in ways that create and maintain trusting, open, and strong relations with those in government, and at the same time help corporations to save and earn billions of dollars. While the media focuses on the dubious behaviors of men at the top of business and government, this book shows that female corporate lobbyists are indeed one of the best kept secrets in Washington.
In an open and refreshing style author and Minister of the Lord Jesus Christ shares God's Kingdom Living Plan for mankind. Straightforward teaching on how we may obtain citizenship in the Kingdom, while here on Earth, is presented in an exciting and easy to follow format. Jesus primary message remains the Good News that the Kingdom of Heaven has been reestablished, "as in Heaven, here on Earth." By following the simple, easy to understand guidelines, God's children can experience the promised abundant life right now. Jack and his wife Marie are the founders of King of Kings Helps Ministry and have served as Children Pastors, Radio and Jail Ministers, Missionaries, and Evangelists for over twenty years. Their work for the Kingdom is centered upon the Ministry of Jesus, the Ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the Ministry of the Word of God. Jack has written and published two books prior to this one. "The Adventures of Janisha and Gabrielle; Angels and the Mighty Rushing Wind," a historically account of America's Second Great Awaking in the 1800 depicting Angelic involvement in the affairs that led to the Civil War. "Miracles in the Manager," is the story of the eight angel 'girls' and the animals they select to be present in the manager the night Jesus is born. The Angel Girls Adventure children series are planned for release soon.
The Key To Increase Profits Without Costing You a Dime
Author: Jacques Vincent
Category: Business & Economics
The Best Kept Secret: The Key To Increase Profits Without Costing You A Dime unveils a proven strategy which will enlighten you and result in an increase in profits without costing you a dime. This proven system is truly the best kept secret! The goal of this book is to benefit everyone involved in your company.
Healing Clays: History, Science and Uses of the Earth's Best Kept Secret takes the reader on a documented journey through the history, uses and scientific studies on this most fascinating subject of healing clay. Contemporary society is embarking on yet another learning curve when it comes to natural elements and their benefits for general health and well-being. Using clay as an instrument for improving the health seems like an unbelievable concept to most in modern societies, but history teaches us clay was once an integral part of many culture's health practices. From Cleopatra’s beauty mask to Pliny the Elder's detailed records to clay's uses and benefits there is no doubt that we have under our feet one of earth's best kept secrets.
Describes the creation of an underwater ship called the American Turtle by Yale graduate David Bushnell in 1776, and its use in an attempt to sink the British navy's flagship, the HMS Eagle, in New York harbor.
The Best Kept Secret studies the often-overlooked group of single, African American custodial fathers. While the media focuses on the increase of single mothers and the decline in marriage in the black community, Roberta Coles paints a nuanced picture of single black dads. Based on qualitative research, the author looks at the parenting experience of these fathers, who may have become single parents through nonmarital births, divorce, widowhood and adoption. The fathers, ranging in age from 20 to 76, discuss their motivations for taking custody of their children, what roles they enact as parents, what they hope for their children, how they socialize their children in a diverse society, how parenting daughters differs from sons, and what parenting has done for them personally. Coles then recommends policy changes to improve the situations for children and single parents-particularly often-unseen fathers. Filled with dynamic interviews and intriguing case studies, The Best Kept Secret shows that single black custodial fathers do exist and looks at the ways raising children has shaped their lives.
This book comes out of years of reflection, failures, and some successes in the task of reaching out to others with the gospel. Many Christians think of the task of mission as an entirely verbal activity, when perhaps the best kept secret of New Testament teaching about mission is that it involves a whole range of activities that explicitly promote Christ to the world and draw others to him, and only a few of them involve speaking. Without diminishing or downplaying the importance of speaking the gospel, John Dickson shows that, on the other hand, downplaying the range of activities that promote Christ to the world has its own set of problems. It can make those who are not confident about speaking—of anything, let alone Jesus—feel inadequate and self-conscious in the task of reaching out to others. Equally, it can make those who do have a flair for speaking feel as though they are fulfilling Christ’s mission just by talking. But the reality is that the Lord wants our whole life, not just our lips, in the task of bringing the gospel to the world. Every facet of our lives can be used by God to promote the news of his power and mercy. In this practical guide to the biblical art of sharing your faith, John Dickson offers refreshing insight into the ways that all Christians can and should be involved in spreading the good news of Jesus. While not all Christians are called and gifted to become evangelists, we are all called to promote the gospel through a wide range of activities—prayer, financial partnership, good deeds, godly lives, public worship, daily conversation, etc.—with and without our lips. As readers engage with this book, grapple with its arguments and hear the stories of people coming to faith, they will be inspired to see the whole of life as significant for bringing the gospel to the world, and they will be liberated out of guilt and self-consciousness in evangelism into becoming perfectly natural promoters of Jesus Christ.
How many souls have you won to Christ? How many are still walking with the Lord? All, some, a few? The facts are: Evangelical success is at an all-time low. We’re producing more backsliders than true converts. The fall-away rate—from large crusades to local churches—is between 80 to 90 percent. Why are so many unbelievers turning away from the message of the gospel? Doesn’t the Bible tell us how to bring sinners to true repentance? If so, where have we missed it? The answer may surprise you. One hundred years ago, Satan buried the crucial key needed to unlock the unbeliever’s heart. Now Ray Comfort boldly breaks away from modern tradition and calls for a return to biblical evangelism. If you’re experiencing evangelical frustration over lost souls, unrepentant sinners, and backslidden “believers,” then look no further. This radical approach could be the missing dimension needed to win our generation to Christ.
At the request of her readers, Kimberla Lawson Roby is giving another airing to one of her most popular characters, Curtis Black, who was introduced in Casting the First Stone and who continued his escapades in Too Much of a Good Thing. Kimberla Lawson Roby's readers can't get enough of the Reverend Curtis Black, that self–justifying, greedy, womanizing flimflam man who is one of the biggest rascals ever to step into a church. In this outing, Curtis is starting over. He has a new job and a new wife, and of course he's convinced himself that this time he'll be good. But Curtis hasn't ever made a promise he could keep, and before long, he's up to his old tricks. The difference now is his third wife. She's unlike any woman Curtis has met before. And for the first time in his life, Curtis just might have met his match. Watch the sparks fly!