Can a spark of love, A spark of courage, A spark of faith, Change a family destined for destruction?All Lilly Noel ever dreamed and yearned for was a passionate, fiery love with a story to tell, such as her parents and her sister, LaBelle Boudreaux had. All Pastor William T. Gallagher ever wanted was a family and a simple, leisurely, small town life, such as his parents had in Lafayette, North Carolina. And he thought, once upon a time, he had it. Then his wife Clara Lynne deserted him and their daughter, Katie Marie. Will found himself on the run from the law and DSS, having to leave everything behind to save what was left of him, Katie Marie, and his love for her, as his heart is held captive in the charred chains of a fiery, bitter past. When Will and Katie Marie wash up at Lilly's family seaside motel, The Pearlesque Fountain, her heart began to fall for both of them. But the more she flirted with Will, the more he withdrew. Until...taking the bull by the horns to "snag" her man she received the most stunning and passionate kiss of her life.But a love as Lilly had longed for has a price. Lilly began to learn what that price could be as Will unveils his past.Will understood why he "existed," and worked to take care of Katie Marie. But Lilly... He couldn't stop falling for her, but had to push her away, making it clear they had no future. He didn't count on Lilly's fighting side.Then a strange woman appeared with secrets, a child, and a devious plan. Compelled by her faith to help this woman, Lilly knew she could lose Will and the passionate love she had waited on most of her life. Can love find a way through devastation, betrayal, to recovery and forgiveness as time weaves Lilly, Will, Katie Marie, and the strange woman together with his bitter past? Will Lilly be able to pay the price love is calling her into when the strange woman's secrets are revealed? Even fate can't stop the fires of passion sparked by a heart of uncommon faith, love, and courage, a fire that propels Will, Lilly, and Katie Marie's love story in an unforeseen direction. What will their end be? Come, dive in, and find out in, In Loving Katie Marie!
KATE SHERIDAN HAD A SECRET One that gurgled and cooed so sweetly, she could never doubt her baby was a God-given gift. Trouble was, the baby's father, Sean Flaherty, hadn't stuck around long enough to know it. Now he was back and still too charming for his—and her—own good…! Kate couldn't turn her back on the father of her child. But, even more important, Sean Flaherty prayed she wouldn't want to, for their long separation had only made him realize that in Kate Sheridan—and the tiny miracle of their daughter—he'd finally found his heart's desire.
Psychic phenomenon and holistic healing have been around since the beginning of time. For centuries, governments and religions have accepted it and vilified it, but never really understood it. Finally, in the twentieth century, scientific research allowed for the implantation of computer chips, called Nanites, into unsuspecting individuals in an effort to read the area of the brain known as the God Spot, which is thought to be the domain of all psychic ability. To that end, a government agency, Standards for Psychic Integration, was created to prove paranormal ability and license psychics for the public good. Michael Tipper, SPI Division Director, thought he had researched every known psychic gift; that was until he came across Marie Sands. Will he question SPI's proof of her psychic ability? Will her journal compromise or solidify his trust in science and religion? Follow Marie as she stands up to government agents and experience her journeys into the world of spirit. The one thing she brings to both worlds is her fearlessness. Although the agency SPI is fictional, inside this intriguing story you will find the author's actual psychic journal, 'Journey Through The Haze'. Explore her unusual psychic gift as she finds herself pulled from the physical world into a realm of spirit helping others make their final journey home.
A game-changing book for professional women on how to navigate love and career from relationship expert Charreah Jackson. Essence Senior Editor and international dating & career coach Charreah K. Jackson answers the never-ending question for women: Is it truly possible to have your dream career and be part of a fulfilling, satisfying, lasting romantic relationship? In this relatable, entertaining, and confessional guide, Charreah weaves through the complicated world of dating and career, showing YOU how to be a Boss Bride. With advice ranging from dating like a pro and how to go hard AND go home, Charreah gives you the insight and inspiration to become a Boss Bride – a powerful woman who manages the many roles in her life with pride and enthusiasm, demands her worth, lives in the moment, and prioritizes love. Packed with tips, tricks, strategies, and testimonies from women across America, Charreah shows you the path to getting the corner office and walking down the aisle – and how to stay a Boss Bride for life.
Johanna and Rafi are in a race against time to save their country before a power-mad Keeper destroys everything they hold dear in the “enthralling magical world” (Cinda Williams Chima, author of The Heir Chronicles) introduced in The Storyspinner. As the last of the royal line, Johanna is the only person who can heal a magical breach in the wall that separates her kingdom of Santarem from the land of the Keepers, legendary men and women who wield elemental magic. The barrier protects Santarem from those Keepers who might try to take power over mere humans…Keepers who are determined to stop Johanna and seize the wall’s power for themselves. And they’re not the only ones. As the duchys of Santarem descend into war over the throne, Johanna relies more than ever on the advice of her handsome companion, Lord Rafael DeSilva. But Rafi is a duke too, and his people come first. As their friendship progresses into the beginnings of a tender relationship, Johanna must wonder: is Rafi looking out for her happiness, or does he want the throne for himself? With war on the horizon, Johanna and Rafi dodge treacherous dukes and Keeper assassins as they race to through the countryside, determined to strengthen the wall before it’s too late…even if it means sacrificing their happiness for the sake of their world.
From Rags to Riches Til Death do us Part In a quaint town near lake Erie, the mild mannered Henry Thomas Belt settled into his role in life. For thirteen years he struggled to live and send enough money back home to support his family in Stamford Ontario. Not far away but in 1888 it was if you only had enough to live on. His work never allowed time enough for a visit. Now with Christmas upon him, he thought of his father and sister and how much he missed them. Early one morning he received terrible news. His boss was found murdered the night before right after he had left work. Now out of work and a prime suspect in a murder, his life seemed doomed. To prove his innocence he couldnt go to see them. Stuck in his tangled web, Henry soon discovers there are miracles along with tragedies. Thinking he was the luckiest man on earth until he hits head on with the hand of fate. Read the journal he leaves behind accounting from the time he loses his job. To being a fugitive in a strange world of twisted circumstance. Did he ever find his true love? After all! Can true love keep you alive? It is dark and eerie in this old abandoned room of the Palmer Boarding House. With some of the wallpaper that is torn off and hanging in strips. Along with old blistered paint, that is peeling away from the wood trim. It looks tired and run down now and I feel a bit sad because of its ill kept state. This was once my room and I never would have thought Id be forced to stay here against my will. It has only been a few short months since I had to move out. Now I am back and I do not know how long I have to stay hiding in this unpleasant prison. Earlier today I had to take refuge amongst the scattered debris that was left behind in my apartment. I had heard footsteps coming up the stairs. A constable looked through the opened doorway into the room, as I watched him from the pile of boxes and old news prints. My heart beat frantically, I thought he could see me or would hear me, but he did not. He seemed satisfied that the room contained nothing more than rubbish or the occasional rat or mouse. He closed the door and continued down the hallway to check the rest of the upstairs. The officer would only find the bathroom and the small linen closet. I watched the door carefully, waiting for it to open again. To my relief, I heard him go downstairs. A little later I was sure the constable had left the building. Still I remained hidden for about two long and arduous hours. With the greatest of caution, I crawled upon my hands and knees toward the window, on the opposite side of the room. Slowly I ventured to peek out of the window with my nose pressed against the sill. There was no one to be seen on the street below. The lace curtains now tattered and dusty, blew to and fro in the breeze coming through the broken window pane. The curtains will help hide my presence here, I hope. Feeling the stress upon myself and worried what I was to do, I sat on the floor beneath the window, with my back against the wall. My eyes focussed on the debris in the room. I was trying to sort out the thoughts that were dancing around in my head. What am I going to do now? Nearly crying out loud. Survival became my ultimate choice and I soon knew what to do. Going from one abandoned apartment to another on the first floor, with the results of a few canned goods, preserves and flour. In order to cook anything without being detected, I would have to use the wood stove in Mrs. Lawrences old apartment downstairs. The brick buildings were constructed so close together that they had to join into one chimney. They would think that the smoke was coming from the other apartment house. The water at first reeked with reddish brown rust from the old pipes. It was difficult to locate a decent cooking pot without a hole in the bottom. Miss. Palmers apartment yielded the greatest treasur
György Lukacs was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher, writer, and literary critic who shaped mainstream European Communist thought. Soul and Form was his first book, published in 1910, and it established his reputation, treating questions of linguistic expressivity and literary style in the works of Plato, Kierkegaard, Novalis, Sterne, and others. By isolating the formal techniques these thinkers developed, Lukács laid the groundwork for his later work in Marxist aesthetics, a field that introduced the historical and political implications of text. For this centennial edition, John T. Sanders and Katie Terezakis add a dialogue entitled "On Poverty of Spirit," which Lukács wrote at the time of Soul and Form, and an introduction by Judith Butler, which compares Lukács's key claims to his later work and subsequent movements in literary theory and criticism. In an afterword, Terezakis continues to trace the Lukácsian system within his writing and other fields. These essays explore problems of alienation and isolation and the curative quality of aesthetic form, which communicates both individuality and a shared human condition. They investigate the elements that give rise to form, the history that form implies, and the historicity that form embodies. Taken together, they showcase the breakdown, in modern times, of an objective aesthetics, and the rise of a new art born from lived experience.