Abraham, an ex-slave, tries his best to prepare himself and the little girl in his charge for the Confederate soldiers who have begun filing into Gettysburg. When he comes face-to-face with a young Southern soldier, he's suspicious - Lamar is, after all, the enemy. Once they begin discussing the war and the general state of events, though, the two find some common ground. They might be friends - if Lamar wasn't from Georgia, and in Gettysburg to fight. When Lamar falls in battle, it is Abraham that comes to his rescue, one friend helping another. Abraham's deed does not go unnoticed or unrewarded.
Beauty columnist Rebecca Fine longs for love while her father and grandmother are getting dates or searching the web for them. Meanwhile, there is a scandal brewing in the cosmetics world. This is a novel about falling in love, hating your job and getting what you want out of life-without ever mussing your lipstick!
From the back cover: Christmastide 1363 - and, at an abbey in York, two pilgrims lie mysteriously dead of an herbal remedy. Suspicious, the Archbishop sends for Owen Archer, a Welshman with the charm of the devil, who's lost one eye to the wars in France and must make a new career as an honest spy.
David Reimer started life as a boy but due to a medical accident at the age of eight months (one very good reason NOT to circumsize boys!)he was surgically refashioned into a girl. He grew up feeling like there was something wrong with him since he felt like a boy trapped in a girl's body. In raising David female his parents followed the advice of a famous sex researcher, Dr. Money, who believed that gender was acquired through nurture, not nature. The child was finally told of his true sex when he reached 14 years of age and immediately abandoned any pretense of femaleness, from long hair to dresses to hormone replacement therapy. The story also details how destructive this tissue of lies became over the years to the parents, David's brother Brian, the other relatives, and even his school teachers and therapists. This story, unfortunately, is not an isolated incident. A certain number of babies are born each year with ambiguous genitalia and are subjected to this "sex reasignment" program. The author details how many researchers are coming to another view, that of letting the child determine its sex (leaving the child intact) until old enough to decide if any surgeries are necessary. Though the subject of homosexuality was not addressed in this book, it does leave one to question the long held belief that sexual orientation is a choice.
A short introduction of cake baking is followed by dozens of beautiful and delicious cakes, all with lovely colored pictures. A few of my favorites: Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake, White Buttermilk Cake, Elegant Chocolate Log, Black Forest Cake, and Blueberry Cake. There is also a selection of cupcake and cheesecake recipes. Enjoy!
Chloe Underwood, living in Paris as a children's book translator, is looking for some excitement. She gets more than she bargains for after accepting a job of translator for a group of mysterious business men and women. One man in particular invades Chloe's every thought.
If you like soft porn and callous murder/intrigue you will like this book.
I love this series of books so much I went out and bought hardcovers so I could read them over and over. The main character, Hannah, is a resourceful woman of the revolutionary era. If you like historical novels, you will like these. Other titles include 'Hearts and Bones' and 'The Burning Bride'. From the back cover of Blood Red Roses: It is 1780, and summer has come to Rufford, Maine. As the hay ripens and roses perfume the air, the horrors of the recent war of Revolution seem to be fading. Then a series of murders rocks the town, and it is up to Hannah Trevor to employ every bit of her intelligence and passion to unravel the dark truth from the deadly lies.
This room is where babies are born into the waiting hands of midwives. The book is set in Ohio, and the borning room is witness to decades of economic and scientific development, but babies are born the same nevertheless.
From the back cover: "It is muster day in Rufford, Maine, when the local militia is massed to drill in ainticipation of new conflicts that may threaten the newborn American nation. In this chilly Autumn, violent passins and tempers inflamed in the wake of the recent war of independence still burn white hot. Now two men have been murdered, shattering a small town's fragile peace. It falls to Hannah Trevor, midwife, to piece together a patchwork of suspects and motivations that will ultimately reveal a killer. For she alone can save another who is being held responsible for the crimes...If you like historical fiction well written, you will love Margaret Lawrence's work.
Was Aaron Burr a traitor or a patriot? Did he kill Alexander Hamilton in that historic duel in self-defense? Did he deserve his infamy or was he a political scapegoat? Read this narrative of the tumultuous career of the nation's third Vice President - a man of immense charm, wit and intelligence, anaccomplished scamp whom women found irresistible.
Murder must be investigated by Lord Peter and his new bride, Harriet Vane. Dorothy Sayers mysteries are situated in post WW1 England -half the fun of reading them is making sense of obscure literary allusions. Sayers was a contemporary of Agatha Christie. Look through my list for other Sayers books.
Along with this 110 page guide to the Catholic Catechism, you will receive a workbook and testing materials that can be sent in for review. This is not the full version of the catechism, but a user-friendly guide.
Fifteen characters, including Christ himself, are detailed as players before or at the crucifixion of Jesus. Among these we find Peter, the high priests, Pontius Pilate, Roman soldiers, the women of Jerusalem, the mother of the Zebedee brothers, Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus. This is not the complete list. Each entry ends was a reflection-prayer. Excellent reading for Lent.