One of Diana Palmer's aka susan kyle's best - a backdrop of oceanside homes, wealth, tragic loss & starting a new life, political intrigue, corporate intrigue & a fabulous love story to weave it all together.
Every wonder why the French approach life as they do? This book gives comparisons of Anglo vs French thought processes - ingrained from childhood. Even Americans fluent in French do not thoroughly understand the nuances of the language, hospitality, friendship, professional relationships.
Becoming a francophile can be a lieflong pursuit or contained in 305 pages of Au Contraire! with added suggestions for further research if you are so inclined.
Planning to do business w/a French firm....planning a trip to France...planning to host a French exchange student...ease the process with Au Contraire!
Based on the DC Universe Animated Movie from Warner Premiere. From the heart of Gotham City, Bruce Wayne continues his war o ncrime as the costumed vigilante known as Batman. thti the unlimited resources of Wayne Enterprises at his disposal, Batman has access to the advanced tools and technology that have become his weapons in his battle against the underworld.
New allies, enemies, and challenges await Batman, but he must also deal with old dangers and loose threads. Not everyone is thrilled that there is a Batman to protect Gotham City and there are many who want to take down the mysterious masked crime fighter. A Batman fights his never-ending battle to protect those he loves and clean up his great city, he will grow closer to becoming a legend and fulfilling a destiny he never imagined.
Georgie Kennedy is so mad made she could just spit. Just weeks after she sold one of her Arizona gold claims to Cougar Barnes, some Chicago lawyer tells her the mine wasn't her to sell. Her rascal grandpa is behind this mess & she goes to Chicago to set him straight. She finds the old coot can outmaneuver her & he's bent on turning her into a petticoat-wearing, tea-drinking society girl. If she'll give him & Chicago a year, he'll give her the claims. She finds that heiress girls get proposals, some welcome & some not but she wants what she thinks ain't quite suitable for a Chicago society girl so where does her heart belong - in Chicago with a gorgeous hunk of a rich fellow or back in Arizona Territory where she's her own woman & nobody tells her when, how when it comes to working her gold claim. She's a steel magnolia of the first order. And it's a truly fun read.
The intricacies of Italian life, art history & the licit & illicit trade in masterworks is all offered in this great read. The author is an art historian so his asides & knowledge of the art world make it a wonderful adventure.
I made lists from this book for shopping.
I learned new avenues of shopping, styles, minor revisions to a basic.
Dave everything, then re-shop in your existing wardrobe.
never buy....always buy...well, loads of info packed into this book
Elfin, green eyed Joyous MacQuarrie is aptly named, with her bubbling laughter & spirit of merriment. But her charming facade hides a secret - she is an enchanted witch w/uncontrollable powers. When she meets handsome but conventional Alec, Duke of Belmore he is - quite literally - swept off his feet by the enigmatic beauty who falls unashamedly into his arms.
When they marry, despite her mysterious past & the questions of his society friends, he is unaware of her gift or her powers. But the man who turned to fire when he tasted her lips turns to ice when he finds out her secret.
Can Joy use her fledgling white magic to divert the scandal that threatens to destroy her & win back the passion that had held their two enchanted hearts spellbound?
This is one of Hall's best.
Incredible plot, storyline. I couldn't put it down. I am hesitant to let it go but know I can always borrow it back in a year or two to re-read.
James Lee Burke - No one has written more lyrically of the Gulf Sream since Ernest Hemingway. JH's lovely descriptions of the Florida Keys & Grand Bahama, his detailed knowledge of the sea & the hunt for giant blue marlin, his creation of fascinating characters & his obvious love of the natural world make this book a wonderful reading experience.
This book is a firsthand account of one girl's adventures in Manhattan that lead to a movie role in Rome = it reads like a Fellini film - the incredible characters, some sleaze, some kind, all colorful above & beyond anything fiction could concoct.
Alexandra Rafferty is aforensic photographer for the Miami PD. she is about to get caught up in a gruesome series of rape-murders that seem to speak to her past. Before she can understand the killer's message, her life spins out of control, sending her on the run - from her estranged husband, from the crooks after him, from a surprisingly persistent boyfriend & from a killer who's bent on making sure Alexandra won't live long enough to translate his words. JW Hall is the author of 10 novels.
"Body Language seduces you then it grabs you & it never lets you go. This is a first rate thriller by a masterful writer." J.Patterson