Bryn Brodrick has all she ever dreamt of. Orphaned as a young teen, she finally finds happiness when she meets the perfect man and lands the perfect job.
She truly believes that everything really is perfect until she meets Callum Reid and her world is turned upside down. A visiting historian to the museum where Bryn works, Callum finds himself immediately and passionately attracted to his new co-worker. Despite declaring that the married Bryn is off-limits to him, he can not resist the strange connection he feels for her. He is drawn to her physically and emotionally, intrigued by her tale of tragedy which has affected each generation of her family since the turn of the century. Researching her story secretly, he is stunned to discover that they share a history. Callum and Bryn grow closer as they try to discover if the legend of a curse on her family, placed by his ancestors, is genuine and whether or not it can be ended.
Telling the story of two women, Bryn and her great-grandmother Josephine, The Curse of Elspeth Armstrong explores the dark side of temptation, guilt, infidelity, and loss.
Today's burgeoning class of retirees is discovering that financial needs change significantly after retirement.
Retire Sooner, Retire Richer addresses the very real concerns of not only planning for retirement but also where to invest assets both prior to and during retirement. 15 illustrations.
A Whales and Tails cozy mystery series is set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate Coffee Cat Books, a coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge. Like all Kathi Daley Cozies, this series will include close friendships, a romance element, and recipes. This series differs from the others in that there is a ‘light’ paranormal element as Caitlin is helped in her investigation by Bella and Tansy, two very intuitive women who sell herbs and tell fortunes, and a series of extremely helpful cats who seem to show up and point her in the right direction at just the right time. In book 2 of the series, a beautiful white cat named Alice comes into Caitlin’s life. Although Cait is expecting Alice’s arrival, she is unprepared for the fact that the fury feline is about to lead her down a rabbit hole in which nothing is quite what it seems. Not only does Cait find out that a very unlikely person is behind her Aunt Maggie’s illness, but when a body is found in the church, the only real suspect is someone Cait’s heart tells her couldn’t possibly be a killer.
Included in Speaking Freely are, as Nat Hentoff writes: "My lives as a radical (according to the FBI); an 'enslaver of women' (according to pro-choicers); a suspiciously unpredictable civil-libertarian (according to the ACLU); a dangerous defender of alleged pornography (according to my friend Catherine MacKinnon); an irrelevant, anachronistic integrationist (according to assorted black nationalists); and, as an editor at the Washington Post once said, not unkindly--'a general pain in the ass.' " Continuing the story that began in his widely praised Boston Boy, Nat Hentoff in Speaking Freely guides us through more than forty years of his life in journalism, a career as various as his passions, and follows our social history from the civil rights and antiwar movements to the most incendiary battles (such as abortion) of the present day. Hentoff first evokes New York in the fifties, when he wrote for the jazz magazine Down Beat and came to know some of the most talented jazzmen of all time--Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Dizzy Gillespie, to name only a few. He looks back to his apprenticeship under George Seldes and I. F. Stone, two unyieldingly independent journalists whom he credits with charting his direction in the field. And he recounts his associations with a wide array of Americans, from Malcolm X, who was a friend, to Louis Farrakhan, who has labeled Hentoff "the Antichrist" ; from Adlai Stevenson to John Cardinal O'Connor; and from the "utterly singular" editor of The New Yorker, William Shawn, to uncelebrated heroes far afield from Manhattan and Washington. As a staff writer for the Village Voice and a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, Hentoff has gained a reputation as one of the nation's most respected, uncompromising, and controversial writers on civil liberties and on the difficult issues and wide-ranging forms of injustice manifest in our age. Written with deep honesty and affection, and rooted in music, politics, and the press, Speaking Freely is a memoir as candid, opinionated, and provocative as any American journalist has ever offered.
Shortly after the Revolution, new waves of settlers came from the Hudson Valley and New England to the hills and woodlands of Central New York. This charming book contains extensive boyhood reminiscences from the out-of-print autobiographies of two men who grew up in the Cooper Country during the frontier period. Levi Beardsley came to Otsego County in 1790; Henry Wright came ten years later. These men give us memorable descriptions of bear hunts, clearing the forests and building log houses, eccentric clergymen and a drunken schoolmaster, cruelties and kindnesses, bees and dances, witches and Indians, and politics and religion.
In Our Southern Breeze, Daphene Jones tells the story about her life as the twin sister of Deborah Hall of "Same Kind of Different as Me".
She knew Deborah like no one else could. And the story she tells is like no other story. At the Anaheim Vineyard conference in 1990, God promised to send a southern breeze over Deborah and Daphene. Neither of them could have imagined what that would look like or how many other people would eventually be touched by the promised breeze. This is their story of overcoming even the darkest times of life through redemption, forgiveness, and second chances. As she shares her heart through this story, her prayer is that God will heal the deep hurts that many are carrying. What she kept hearing as she worked on this book is that God is a God of Second Chances.