"A country fighting to stay free. A woman with an impossible decision. In November of 1939, Sini Toivola is sure of two things: she loves Marko Linna, and she has a comfortable life in Helsinki. But when the massive Soviet army invades her beloved homeland and Marko spurns her affections, her life is turned upside down. Needing a fresh start, Sini decides to join the female volunteer corps--the Lotta Svärd--and is sent to serve near the front lines. Service at a field hospital proves a good distraction--until Sini discovers a Russian soldier lost behind their camp. Duty requires her to turn him in, but her heart begs to keep him safe and help him escape. Torn between love for her country and love for her enemy, Sini must choose--but no matter what choice she makes, heart-wrenching consequences await them all."--Back cover.
One hot rugby player. One dangerous game. International rugby star Leighton Gray is lonely. He might be "Big L" to his fans and appear to be living the dream, but he has no one to share his fabulous life with. He doesn't like the desperate groupies that hang around the team, hoping to hook up with a player—what Leighton needs is the girl next door. So when his best friend and fellow player, Damon, decides to set up a blind date for his sister, Leighton quickly steps in. He's been crushing hard on Damon’s sister for years—if anyone is taking her out, it’s him. Frankie Cross is fed up with men. After finding her fiancé buried balls deep in a blonde bimbo, she vows to stay away from the opposite sex for a good long time. When her brother wants to set her up on a blind date with the skinny little runt he befriended years ago, she's not interested. But one look at the tall, muscular Adonis standing in her doorway changes her mind. Little Leighton is all grown up, and Frankie is having some very naughty thoughts about the man he has become. Maybe it's time to play Leighton's game, even if it is a bit dangerous...
This account traces the childhood of an Australian woman whose life was impacted by "The Aboriginal Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act, 1897." Her journey encounters circumstances and events in North Queensland from the 1890s to the 1930s. The story is told by her daughter with the intention of its preservation and so enable present and future generations to know and appreciate this aspect of their diverse heritage.
2014 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award Winner!2014 Eric Hoffer e-book fiction Winner!It's 1982 and Cadet Jan Wishart has been falsely accused of an honor violation at West Point. She believes her accuser is also the predator who raped her friend. At the honor trial, Jan must defend herself and try to reveal his guilt. Yet, two hundred years of fraternal brotherhood stand in the way. The worst is yet to come when Jan and her roommate sneak out after Taps one night. Their discovery in an unauthorized area is more likely to get them kicked out—or killed. Jan realizes the grayness of West Point is not only in its buildings and uniforms. Even honor isn't always black and white. Relying on her wits and a few friends in the hostile environment of the U.S. Military Academy, Jan discovers the value of friendship, the genuine marks of leadership and her own inner warrior.
Poetry. Megan D. Henson's second poetry collection explores the fluid identity of a ghost who calls herself Little Girl Gray and begins appearing to Henson at her bedside during a stay in a psychiatric hospital. Through this exploration in the form of sestinas, it becomes apparent that Little Girl Gray--a ghost who is both ageless and ensconced in pop culture--is Henson's alter ego, helping her cope with the complex roles of feminist, witch, writer, and teacher. It's through writing LITTLE GIRL GRAY that Henson begins to gain the confidence to believe in the things she already knows to be true.
Camille, Jade, and Shy are best friends and have always had each other's backs. Jade and Shy's boyfriends, Roscoe and James, are partners in a lucrative drug business, but one night they get caught up in a shoot-out that goes horribly wrong. Shy's man, Roscoe, ends up in prison while James walks away clean, and things begin to fall apart between the girls. Jealousy, greed, revenge, and betrayal test the true bonds of friendship. Get ready, because these girls are about to take "nasty" to a whole new level.
This book is about a little girl who always wants something, and she is sad until she gets it. When she gets each item she is temporarily happy until the new wears off then she's sad again. After being given four different items by the Marvelous Mystical Magical Man he decides that in order for her to be happy she is going to have to go on a giving away spree. The book teaches the moral that it is better to give than to receive. Each time she gives away one of her gifts she becomes a little bit happier until at last she is a Giggly Gurgley Girl who is happy giving. The illustrations are multi media including water colors, collage, and magic markers. The script includes rhyming words, nonsense words, counting words, onomatopoeia, and repetition of words all of which promote emerging reading skills.
Join Will and Maddie on their extraordinary gallery adventure. Follow their pictorial detective trail as they discover surprises in McCubbin's painting, 'Lost'. 'The Lost Girl' provides a delightful introduction to the Australian Impressionists, some of Australia's best-known and best-loved artists.