A 28-year-old recluse with a unique allergy to physical contact with other people is forced to reenter the world after her mother's death, finding friendship with a 10-year-old troubled boy and love with his adoptive father.
A sizzling fan-favorite from USA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Dahl, previously published in 2012. Grace Barrett never expected to find herself living with her aunt in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She figures she'll spend a little time in the sticks to figure out her life, and then move somewhere exciting to live out her dreams. But she wasn't counting on meeting Cole Rawlins. Cole is a rugged Wyoming cowboy born and bred. Yet he can't help but be drawn to the fascinating big-city girl who moves in across from him. But as they discover a sizzling attraction, it becomes harder for him to keep his demons at bay—and those fires from long ago may burn them both. They'll need more than scorching-hot passion to make this opposites-attract affair work. But if they can learn to trust one another enough to reveal their secrets, they just might have a chance at forever. Originally published in 2012.
Joanna Grey injects the deadly poison into the chamber of the syringe—time after time. She's murdered before and she'll do it again. She's intelligent, educated, and beautiful. At thhirty-five, Rylee Hayes is a respected homicide detective. Her best friends are her grandparents, her coonhound, and her partner—in that order. She's about ready to give up on the idea of a relationship. She hasn't seen the love of her life, Kenzie Bigham, since college. At thirty-four, Kenzie Bigham is the single mom of a thirteen-year-old, a church secretary, and a woman who's struggled much of her adult life with her own sexuality. Their paths will cross when Rylee's new investigation involves members of Kenzie's congregation. They'll discover that the passage of time may have offered them a second chance at love—just as Joanna sights her next target. Will Rylee have what it takes to meet the challenge of a serial killer who's proven herself to be a more than worthy opponent?
In Journey to the End of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight — whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam — wanders through Muslim countries, navigating between conflicting visions of his religion. Visiting holy sites in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and Ethiopia, Knight engages both the puritanical Islam promoted by Saudi globalization and the heretical strands of popular folk Islam: shrines, magic, music, and drugs. The conflict of “global” and “local” Islam speaks to Knight’s own experience approaching the Islamic world as a uniquely American Muslim with his own sources: the modern mythologies of the Nation of Islam and Five Percenters, as well as the arguments of Progressive Muslim thinkers for feminism and reform. Knight’s travels conclude at Islam’s spiritual center, the holy city of Mecca, where he performs the hajj required of every Muslim. During the rites of pilgrimage, he watches as all variations of Islam converge in one place, under the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s religious police. What results is a struggle to separate the spiritual from the political, Knight searching for a personal relationship to Islam in the context of how it's defined by the external world.
Single dad to her rescue! Dr. Alexandra Hudson's homecoming is bittersweet. She's still scarred by her family's rejection, and it's a comfort to find her childhood friend Will Kent. Except she's overwhelmed by her attraction to the handsome widower—feelings she never expected to have again! Will is shocked that the gorgeous new cardiologist is the girl from next door. He's also shocked by his desire to keep her safe in his arms! But now he has a toddler to protect, too. He'll gladly offer Alex a whole new life…if she'll risk being part of a brand-new family!
From the corner of a darkened room Joy Stone watches herself. As memories of the deaths of her lover and mother surface unbidden, life for Joy narrows – to negotiating each day, each encounter, each second; to finding the trick to keep living. Told with shattering clarity and wry wit, this is a Scottish classic fit for our time.
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""How You Can Talk To Anyone"" will change the life of any reader who finds themselves scared and shy in social situations - and it will have a pretty amazing effect on those who just need a bit of a confidence boost!
Mourning the loss of his wife, a man escapes to the refuge of the remote north. There he finds temporary peace. However, confusion sets in when he befriends an aboriginal and subsequently learns of a dark force in the forest. Tormented by a craving for vengeance, Brian Briteman enters the werewolf alliance. In time, he becomes a werewolf and wreaks havoc on those responsible for the death of his wife. Unexpectedly, he falls in love for the second time with one of the local residents. Then, life becomes very complicated and hard choices have to be made. Every choice has a consequence. Unanticipated twists and turns emerge. Brian struggles to escape from the mire that he finds himself in. But, the embedded powers are reluctant to release their grip.
The arch demon, Drakoor set, is furious: the Sword Bearer has escaped him again! KC and her family fl ee to Verai, to her uncle, Korin Beloruuis, the leader of the Alliance of Territories, the only opposition to Drakoors massive forces. Khyl desperately fi ghts another battle one of his brothers twisted mind while serving beside him in disguise. With all of Nvarda at stake, KC uses her considerable skills and talents to fi ght a war she hopes she can win, but the fury of the demon is a nightmare she faces every time she closes her eyes to sleep. He approaches!