This is the story of the author's struggle with multiple sclerosis and how a healer's unusual prescription of mindful altruism ignited her energy, her happiness, and invited more abundance into her life.
Meredith Hunt is content with her solo life. But when she's mugged and the handsome Ace Vance comes to her rescue, she doesn't know how to accept his help or how to stop staring into his chocolate-brown eyes. Thrown together by a careless criminal, Meredith and Ace can't deny their attraction. But can they open their hearts and their lives or make room for love?
An American Childhood is a vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s. Dillard's luminous prose painlessly captures the pain of growing up in this wonderful evocation of childhood. Her memoir is partly a hymn to Pittsburgh, where orange streetcars ran on Penn Avenue in 1953 when she was eight, and where the Pirates were always in the cellar...
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though she's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown and she'll need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself from a fate worse than the grave.
When her sister is trapped in a parallel realm, Ivy turns to Adrian, the only person who believes her, and together they search for a powerful relic that can save her sister and stop a war that could doom the world--but little does Ivy know that Adrian is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
When veterinarian Rachel Goddard and Deputy Sheriff Tom Bridger take teenagers on an outing to clean up roadside trash in rural Mason County, Virginia, they make a grisly discovery: the plastic-wrapped body of a young woman. One girl peers at the face through the plastic and screams. The corpse is her sister. During Tom's investigation, questions arise. Was it random, or was she killed because she was working to prove that a Mason County man was wrongly convicted of murder?
When Pru Marlowe gets the call that there's been a cat shooting, she's furious. Animal brutality is the one that this tough animal psychic won't stand for, and in her role as a behaviorist, she's determined to care for the traumatized pet. But when Pru finds out that it was the cat who did the shooting--accidentally setting off a rare dueling pistol--she realizes something else is going on. Could the white Persian really have killed her owner, or did the whole bloody mess have something to do with one pricey collectible?
When Beverly Overholt's beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she's shaken to her core. As she puts the inn back together with the help of it's owner, Eric Wagler, and prepares for Christmas, the trust between them grows. Will Christmas bring a second chance at love for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?
It's mid-September of 1893, and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa is living with a dark secret. Several months ago, she endured a horrible assault at the hands of Douglass Sloane, heir to one of Chicago's wealthiest families. Fearing the loss of her reputation, Eloisa has confided in only one friend. That is, until she meets Detective Sean Ryan at a high-society ball. Sean is on the outskirts of the wealthy Chicago lifestyle. Born into a poor Irish family, becoming a policeman was his best opportunity to ensure his future security. Despite society's restrictions, he is enamored with Eloisa Carstairs. Sean seethes inside at what he knows happened to her, and he will do anything to keep her safe -- even if he can never earn her affections. Eloisa longs to feel normal again in the midst of the danger surrounding the Chicago World's Fair, but a killer is on the loose. In the last month, three debutants have been accosted in the city by an assailant wielding a stiletto. As the danger in the city increases, and as Eloisa and Sean's romance blossoms, they both realize they want to be seen as more than how the world views them. But will they catch the killer before all their hopes come tumbling down?
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones have fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced.
The first victim is found in a snow-covered field. Detective Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Nothing prepares her for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision and the victims buried there haunt her. But the killer isn’t done yet. He will not stop. One more empty grave must be filled...
"This is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer." The Dirty Life is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season--complete with their wedding in the loft of the barn. Kimball and her husband had a plan: to grow everything needed to feed a community. It was an ambitious idea, a bit romantic, and it worked.
Tom Bridger left his small mountain community to escape the lingering prejudice against his mixed race group. Now, in the face of family tragedy, he has returned and taken on his father's job as a county sheriff's deputy. The bones of a Melungeon woman have surfaced and all evidence points to murder.
How does smell work? Specifically, how do olfactory sensory neurons project to their targets in the olfactory bulb, where smell is processed? Justin McKinnon has hired fresh-faced graduate student Emily to study that question. What Justin hasn't told Emily is that two other scientists in the lab, Aeden and Allegra, are working on a very similar topic, and their findings may compete with her research. And to Emily's great surprise, her rational mind is unsettled by Aeden.
Pru Marlowe isn't your ordinary animal psychic. A tough girl on the run from her own gift, she returns to her hometown looking for a little peace. Too bad that her training as an animal behaviorist got her mixed up with Lily, a rescue dog, and Charles, her person. Now Charles is dead, and Lily looks good for it. After all, Lily is a pitbull, a fighting-ring dropout, and way too traumatized to give Pru a clear picture of what she has witnessed. But Pru knows something about bad girls trying to clean up, and she takes the case.
Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's. Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. According to her son, Luca Dotti, 'The war made my mother who she was.' Audrey Hepburn's war included participation in the Dutch Resistance, working as a doctor's assistant during the 'Bridge Too Far' battle of Arnhem, the brutal execution of her uncle, and the ordeal of the Hunger Winter of 1944. She also had to contend with the fact that her father was a Nazi agent and her mother was pro-Nazi for the first two years of the occupation. But the war years also brought triumphs as Audrey became Arnhem's most famous young ballerina.
It has been years since Casey Maldonado visited her hometown, and the only reason she's returning now is to get her brother Ricky out of jail, where he sits after being arrested for the brutal murder of Alicia McManus, his girlfriend of several months. Casey believes in her brother's innocence, but proving that to the cops is a different matter altogether.
Casey’s life is over in one brief moment of fire and searing metal. Everything important is gone and no financial gain or courtroom retribution will bring it back so she packs up and leaves. She stops in Clymer where a beloved mother just committed suicide. Casey soon realizes that many don’t believe the verdict of suicide at all. Was the death a cover-up?
September 1911. On Ellis Island in the New York harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries ... and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she's made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? September 2011. On Manhattan's Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers ... the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn's eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?