Born into Edwardian England, Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, who, when he gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography, unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her future.A spell at boarding school ends abruptly and Amory begins an apprenticeship with Greville in London, photographing socialites for the magazine Beau Monde. But Amory is hungry for more and her search for life, love, and artistic expression will take her to the demi monde of Berlin of the late '20s, to New York of the '30s, to the blackshirt riots in London, and to France in the Second World War where she becomes one of the first women war photographers. Her desire for experience will lead Amory to further wars, to lovers, husbands, and children as she continues to pursue her dreams and battle her demons. In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, illustrated with "found†? period photographs, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman, Amory Clay. It is his greatest achievement to date.
My name is Jeff Stultz. I was born in Washington, DC, on September 12, 1964. I grew up in Riverdale, Maryland. Graduated high school (Parkdale) in 1982. I have three childrenJason, age twenty-six; Joshua, twenty-one; and Justin, fifteen. I have two grandchildrenZachary, age five, and Colby, one. I have been divorced since December 2009. I now make my home in Athens, Alabama. I would hope in some way that my poetry inspires all who reads it. I want my poetry to make people think and incorporate the poems into their own lives.
Brief encounter…or forever love? Then… Being chosen to design luxury hotels in Charleston is a career coup for privileged Crystal Eaton. Meeting charismatic corporate attorney Joseph Cole-Wilson is an unexpected bonus. Until one passion-filled night in Joseph's penthouse changes her life forever. Now… Haunted by sensual memories, Joseph can't accept their short-lived liaison as a onetime fling. And when a chance encounter reunites him with the Florida beauty, the Cole heir vows she won't get away a second time. Even after discovering Crystal's secret, Joseph knows nothing can dim his desire. He'll prove it with sweet words of love that could make this a Christmas to remember. If she'll just say yes…
For the special baby in your life, why not crochet a beautiful blanket with lots of color? These four darling designs by Becky Stevens use plenty of pleasing pastels. Choose diagonal stripes, horizontal bands of color alternating with white lace, radiating squares of varying hues, or aran sampler panels. The afghan you make will delight the little one with its softness. "And really," says Becky, "what can be more rewarding than to relax with crochet and see the final result--a very thoughtful gift for a sweet baby?" The four crochet baby afghans in Colorful Cuddlers are all made using light weight yarn: Snuggled in Softness, Sweet Caress, Embraced in Love, and Soft Snuggles.
an unlikely romance between a Washington rancher and an illegal Mexican immigrant whom she rescues one snowy night. When a saddled horse shows up riderless at Alice Anderson’s snowed-in ranch, she knows someone’s in danger—no one could survive long in the bitter Washington cold. Bundled up atop her best horse, Alice sets out to find the rider, preparing herself for the worst. But when Alice comes across a hunched figure in a snow bank and brings the man back to Standfast, she realizes she wasn’t prepared for Domingo Rolodan. The Mexican raquero is on the run from immigration services—and harboring a deep secret. He and Alice slowly develop an abiding friendship that gradually blossoms into romance. Now, facing threats that include deportation, cultural misunderstandings, and the looming presence of a drug addict with claim to the ranch, can Alice and Domingo find a way to hold firm to their new love? Through her warm and engaging prose Foster skillfully brings to life the pastoral landscape of Washington state, transporting readers into her breathtaking world.
"The Beast" Within is an honest and often uninhibited autobiography of a man's search for truth.We travel with Ron as he painstakingly explores the tortuous paths of his past and faces theunfulfilled expectations of the present to discover who he really is, and we are provided with an insightful look into the heart and soul of a man's desire for peace of mind. The creation of a web site and pen name that allows him to fulfill his passion to write unfortunately leads him to the discovery of his own weaknesses as well, and leads him to fall prey to the mesmerizing influence of his own creation! His battle to recover hissoul and the woman whose love helped bring him back makes this a "must read" for anyone who has ever considered dabbling in the realm of Internet chat rooms. Filled with individualized poetry, spiritual revelation and personal insight, "The Beast" Within will truly open your mind and heart to the wisdom, truth, and enlightenment this simple man offers!