October Kiss

Based on the Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie

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Author: Kristen Ethridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947892361

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Page: 264

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Poppy's tried a lot of things. Yoga instruction. Pizza making. But none of them have seemed like her thing. She may not know where her life is headed, but she lives it with enthusiasm. Ever since his wife's death, Ryan's thrown himself into his work. He's only thinking of his kids. Really. While he doesn't see them a lot in the short term, launching a successful new app will secure their future. As a short-term nanny for Ryan's children, Poppy brings some much-needed fun and laughter. She's never been one to commit, so why is she feeling so attached to these children...and even more, to their dad? Could it be she's found her place at last?

Saving Gracie

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Author: Kristen Ethridge

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373877986

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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When Jake Peoples threatens Gracie Garcia's ESL school, a lesson in love is the last thing either of them expect after he attends a class.

How the Dukes Stole Christmas

A Holiday Romance Anthology

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Author: Sarah MacLean,Tessa Dare,Sophie Jordan,Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999192337

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Page: 416

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Christmas magic is in the air... From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, bestselling romance authors Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan and Joanna Shupe whip up some unforgettable romance...with a little help from some enchanted shortbread.

When the Snow Falls

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Author: Fern Michaels,Nancy Bush,Rosanna Chiofalo,Lin Stepp

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420131079

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Something's in the air this holiday season, and it could be the beginning of a wonderful Christmas romance. . . "Candy Canes and Cupid" by Fern Michaels All private investigator Hannah Ray wants for Christmas is a quiet day at her Florida beachfront condo. When her biggest client insists she join him on a Colorado ski trip, she has little choice—but what she finds on her arrival could melt the coldest heart. . . "White Hot Christmas" by Nancy Bush Aspiring PI Jane Kelly likes to pretend she's a bah-humbug kind of girl, but she's had mistletoe on the brain ever since she shared a kiss with her boss, Dwayne. Before she can hope for a repeat performance, Jane must solve a kidnapping that's as twisted as a candy cane—and not nearly as sweet. "Seven Days of Christmas" by Rosanna Chiofalo Five years ago, Bianca Simone received a wonderful early Christmas gift from her boyfriend, Mark—a week amid the stunning Alpine scenery of Innsbruck, Austria. Now she's back under very different circumstances, but Mark has one more special gift in mind. . . "A Smoky Mountain Gift" by Lin Stepp Veda Trent is back in Townsend to fill in as temporary manager of the Crafts Co-op, but she's not planning to stay. Though the mountain town is small, it holds lots of unsettling memories. Yet the wind can change, bringing with it new opportunities—and the chance to create the kind of Christmas Veda has always longed for.

Cherish Me, Cowboy

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Author: Alissa Callen

Publisher: Tule Publishing

ISBN: 1940296811

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Working cowgirl, Payton Hollis, has no time for hairdryers, heels and helplessness. She must save her home, Beargrass Hills Ranch. She also has no time for men. She already is boot-deep in blue-eyed cowboy trouble. City-boy, Cordell Morgan, isn’t who he seems. His fancy suit and slow smile hide dark secrets. Secrets as to why his hands are callused, why he never stays around and why he has really come to Marietta, Montana. Between a shrewd old rancher, a cantankerous rodeo horse and a stud bull called Trouble, Payton and Cordell have no chance to lead separate lives. No matter how much their futures may depend upon them doing so. Can a sassy cowgirl lower her guard for a man who will soon be gone? And can a man who believes emotions are nothing but a liability take the ultimate risk?

A Historical Christmas Present

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Author: Lisa Kleypas,Leigh Greenwood,Lynsay Sands

Publisher: Love Spell

ISBN: 9780505527882

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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Includes stories "I Will " by Lisa Kleypas, "Three French Hens" by Lynsay Sands, and "Father Christmas" by Leigh Greenwood.

An Almost Perfect Christmas

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Author: Donna Fasano

Publisher: Donna Fasano

ISBN: 1939000289

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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***USA Today Bestselling Author*** When it comes to business, Aaron Chase knows how to succeed. But when his daughter, Izzie, asks him for the perfect family Christmas, the handsome widower feels at a loss about how to make his little girl’s dream come true. Pediatric Nurse Christy Cooper has dedicated her life to taking care of children. She agrees to act as Izzie’s stand-in mom for this special holiday and throws herself into making the child’s Christmas wish a reality. Maybe this selfless act will somehow alleviate her secret regrets and failures of the past. The holiday is filled with fun and laughter, and it’s amazing how three short days can be so life-changing. When the impish eight-year-old talks the adults into acting out a silly, make-believe wedding, young Izzie is certain the magic of the season will turn the pretend vows into the real thing. The little girl wants her daddy to have Christmas in his life—every single day.

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols

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Author: Michael Ferber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131678097X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.

Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life

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Author: Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465519343

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Page: N.A

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First Timers and Old Timers

The Texas Folklore Society Fire Burns on

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Author: Kenneth L. Untiedt

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574414712

Category: History

Page: 353

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“The Texas Folklore Society has been alive and kicking for over one hundred years now, and I don't really think there's any mystery as to what keeps the organization going strong. The secret to our longevity is simply the constant replenishment of our body of contributors. We are especially fortunate in recent years to have had papers given at our annual meetings by new members—young members, many of whom are college or even high school students. “These presentations are oftentimes given during sessions right alongside some of our oldest members. We've also had long-time members who've been around for years but had never yet given papers; thankfully, they finally took the opportunity to present their research, fulfilling the mission of the TFS: to collect, preserve, and present the lore of Texas and the Southwest. “You'll find in this book some of the best articles from those presentations. The first fruits of our youngest or newest members include Acayla Haile on the folklore of plants. Familiar and well-respected names like J. Rhett Rushing and Kenneth W. Davis discuss folklore about monsters and the classic 'widow's revenge' tale. These works—and the people who produced them—represent the secret behind the history of the Texas Folklore Society, as well as its future.”—Kenneth L. Untiedt

Pinned

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Author: Sharon Flake

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545469848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Award-winning author, Sharon G. Flake, presents a powerful novel about a teen boy and girl, each tackling disabilities. Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends. Adonis is shy and not so eager to connect with people. But even with their differences, the two have one thing in common--they're each dealing with a handicap. For Autumn, who has a learning disability, reading is a painful struggle that makes it hard to focus in class. But as her school’s most aggressive team wrestler, Autumn can take down any problem. Adonis is confined to a wheelchair. He has no legs. He can't walk or dance. But he’s a strong reader who loves books. Even so, Adonis has a secret he knows someone like Autumn can heal. In time, Autumn and Adonis are forced to see that our greatest weaknesses can turn into the assets that forever change us and those we love. Told in alternating voices, Pinned explores issues of self-discovery, friendship, and what it means to be different.

When Snow Falls

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Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459244400

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She's grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she's troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn't her mother. Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren't talking. Cheyenne is set on finding answers, but without so much as a birth certificate, it won't be easy. Things get even more complicated when her closest friend is attracted to the man Cheyenne has secretly loved for years. For Eve's sake, she decides to step aside—which lands her right in the arms of Dylan Amos, oldest and baddest of the hell-raising Amos brothers. He's the kind of guy she's sworn to avoid. She can't afford to make a mistake, not when she finally has a chance to learn who she really is and change her life for the better. But…maybe there's more to Dylan than she thought. Maybe letting him go would be a bigger mistake.

Marx's General

The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels

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Author: Tristram Hunt

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429983556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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"Written with brio, warmth, and historical understanding, this is the best biography of one of the most attractive inhabitants of Victorian England, Marx's friend, partner, and political heir."—Eric Hobsbawm Friedrich Engels is one of the most intriguing and contradictory figures of the nineteenth century. Born to a prosperous mercantile family, he spent his life enjoying the comfortable existence of a Victorian gentleman; yet he was at the same time the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, a ruthless political tactician, and the man who sacrificed his best years so that Karl Marx could have the freedom to write. Although his contributions are frequently overlooked, Engels's grasp of global capital provided an indispensable foundation for communist doctrine, and his account of the Industrial Revolution, The Condition of the Working Class in England, remains one of the most haunting and brutal indictments of capitalism's human cost. Drawing on a wealth of letters and archives, acclaimed historian Tristram Hunt plumbs Engels's intellectual legacy and shows us how one of the great bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his exuberant personal life with his radical political philosophy. This epic story of devoted friendship, class compromise, ideological struggle, and family betrayal at last brings Engels out from the shadow of his famous friend and collaborator.

Entwined with You

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Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101604921

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires in the third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Crossfire series. From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside—so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become. Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession...

Storytelling

An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore

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Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317459377

Category: History

Page: 910

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Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.

Reflected in You

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Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425263916

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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A sequel to Bared to You continues the story of Eva and Gideon, whose violent backgrounds compel them to avoid each other in spite of a passionate, obsessive attraction that threatens to destroy them both. Original.

His Outback Cowgirl

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Author: Alissa Callen

Publisher: Tule Publishing

ISBN: 1942240422

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Australian cowgirl Bridie Willis travels to Montana to escape the pain of losing her father. Headstrong and determined, she plans to spend the summer alone photographing wild animals. Instead she finds herself saddled with a stubborn cowboy as a back-country guide. Ethan Morgan has been shaped by a childhood spent on the run. Cautious, steady and conservative, he is tasked with ensuring the beautiful, risk taking cowgirl doesn't ditch him or come to any harm. But the biggest challenge Ethan must face is to accept how Bridie makes him feel. And the biggest risk Bridie must take is to trust in her heart. Wildflower Ranch series Book 1: Cherish Me, Cowboy Book 2: Her Mistletoe Cowboy Book 3: Her Big Sky Cowboy Book 4: His Outback Cowgirl Book 5: Hold Me, Cowboy (coming soon)

Captivated By You

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Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698153464

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear. At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream…

The Sweetest Thing

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Author: Judith McNaught

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982100869

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In a sweeping and enchanting tale of romance and second chances, Judith McNaught shows us yet again that love is the greatest gift of all and that she truly “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY). From the sensational #1 New York Times bestselling author of Every Breath You Take and Paradise comes her first new novel in over a decade. Corey Foster is the young creative genius and vision behind Foster’s Beautiful Living magazine and the enormous Foster lifestyle empire. While her stepsister Diana handles the business side of things, Corey is responsible for the distinctive look of the magazine. She is just beginning work on the pilot episode of their first wedding-based reality TV show when Diana lands the rights for them to film one of the most glamorous weddings of the year. But there’s a pretty big catch—the weekend will reunite Corey with an old flame. The one who got away. The one who incinerated her heart several years before.