In "The Winning Hand," casino manager Robert MacGregor Blade falls for jackpot winner Darcy Wallace, while brooding loner Preston McQuinn longs for his bright, bubbly neighbor in "The Perfect Neighbor."
Nora Roberts delights with two more classic tales about the beloved MacGregor clan and the risks they will take…all in the name of love! The Winning Hand When Darcy Wallace spends her last three dollars at the hotel casino and wins the jackpot, all casino manager Robert MacGregor Blade wants to do is protect her. But something about the lovely young woman is getting under Mac's skin and playing havoc with his big brotherly intentions. He knows that if he wants to win her over, he'll have to take the biggest gamble of his life…. The Perfect Neighbor Brooding loner Preston McQuinn's new apartment, like his life, is just the way he prefers it—dark and empty. But when sunny Cybil Campbell comes barging into his well-ordered gloom, he can't deny a grudging fascination with his bright, bubbly neighbor. Preston thought he'd closed the door on love for good, so why is he suddenly longing to open up his heart to his incredibly perfect neighbor?
The Beekeeper's Daughter, Prophecy, Another Life, Extreme Whether
Author: Karen Malpede
Publisher: Intellect Books
Category: Performing Arts
This is an anthology of four plays set during seminal events from the late 20th Century to the present: the Bosnian war and rape camps; the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Israel’s 2006 bombardment of Lebanon; 9/11 and the US torture program; and the heroism of climate scientists facing attack from well-funded climate change deniers. In each play, nature, poetry, ritual and empathy create a rich countervailence to the abuse of persons and world. For all their seriousness, the plays are full of humour and the characters are distinctive personalities. Each play has been developed by Theater Three Collaborative for production in New York and internationally, in Italy, Australia, London, Berlin, Paris.
Sybil, or The Two Nations is one of the finest novels to depict the social problems of class-ridden Victorian England. The book's publication in 1845 created a sensation, for its immediacy and readability brought the plight of the working classes sharply to the attention of the reading public. The "two nations" of the alternative title are the rich and poor, so disparate in their opportunities and living conditions, and so hostile to each other, that they seem almost to belong to different countries. The gulf between them is given a poignant focus by the central romantic plot concerning the love of Charles Egremont, a member of the landlord class, for Sybil, the poor daughter of a militant Chartist leader.
Charming, romantic, and painted with gorgeous Regency detail, Karla Hocker’s romances will delight readers from the very first page. Weary of playing the game of love, the sixth Earl of Fenchmore had a rather jaundiced view of the marriage-minded maidens who surrounded him. They all were simpering, manipulative featherbrains and he'd have nothing todo with them—or their ambitious mothers. So jaded was the arrogant lord that the forthright intelligence of Miss Deanna St. Cloud seemed nothing less than a miracle. But he was not about to surrender his hard-kept independence simply because her lovely grey eyes shone with wit and her riotous red curls spoke of inner passion and fire.
Knife of truth Road to Megara starts out where Cynthia Willerth's historical science fiction novel leaves off. Lance's inattention to details leave Betren struggling to reach Megara. Trac meets the Merkan council and witness a confession to the truth. Metrox's ex-son uncovers proof of the villain's plan to assault Delmarath.