Sometimes survival isn¿t just about staying alive¿ Widowed and alone on the frontier, Elspeth Stewart will do whatever it takes to protect herself and her unborn child from the dangers of the wilderness and of men. Though her youthful beauty doesn¿t show it, she is broken and scarred from the way men have treated her. So when a stranger wanders onto Bethie¿s land, wounded and needing her aid, she takes no risks, tying him to the bed and hiding his weapons before ministering to his injuries. But Bethie¿s defenses cannot keep Nicholas Kenleigh from breaking down her emotional walls. The scars on his body speak of a violent past, but his gentleness, warmth, and piercing eyes arouse longings in her that she never imagined she had. As Nicholas and Bethie reveal to each other both their hidden desires and their tortured secrets, they discover that riding the flames of their passion might be the key to burning away the nightmares of their pasts.
In "Beauty and the Brute" by Virginia Henley, it's been three years since Lady Sarah Caversham set eyes on arrogant Charles Lennox - the husband her father chose for her to settle a gambling debt. Now Charles has returned, unaware that the innocent ingenue he wed is determined to turn their marriage of convenience into a passionate affair. In "How to Seduce a Wife" by Kate Pearce, Louisa March's new husband, Nicholas, is a perfect gentleman in bed - much to her disappointment. But when she dares him to seduce her properly, she discovers Nicholas is more than ready to meet her challenge. Maggie Robinson's "Not Quite a Courtesan" introduces Prudence Thorn, who has been too busy keeping her cousin Sophy out of trouble to experience any adventures of her own. But when Sophy begs for Prudence's help in saving her marriage, Pru encounters handsome, worldly Darius Shaw. Under Darius' skilled tutelage, Pru learns just how delightful a little scandal can be.
¿5 Little Monkeys Jumpin¿ on the Bed,¿ the classic children¿s story and song features Oboe the monkey and DJ the dinosaur. Oboe¿s mama discovers that Oboe and his brothers and sisters are jumpin¿ on their bed. One-by-one they each fall off and bump their head. When Mama calls the Doctor (Dr. DJ), the doctor says, ¿No more monkeys jumpin¿ on the bed.¿ But when Dr. DJ gets home to his own family, guess what his children are doing? This classic children¿s song/story will bring joy, laughter, and smiles to tots and parents alike. Children will learn how to count the monkeys on their fingers and gain an entertaining introduction to subtraction ¿ every time a monkey falls off the bed.
This 25th anniversary edition of an award winning children's book will win over yet another generation of children and parents with its perennial subject, its tongue in cheek humor and in your face bug-eyed illustrations. Walter, like most kids, can't resist jumping on his bed although his father has warned him against it. Walter lives in an apartment on the top floor, no less, so as Walter jumps higher and higher-you guessed it-Walter and his bed not only fall but go through the floor into Miss Hattie's spaghetti and meatballs, on down into Mr. Matty's aquarium, Aunt Batty's stamp collection, Patty and Natty's block creations, Mr. Hanratty's and together, they all fall into Maestro Ferlingatti's string quartet. Just then Walter opens his eyes. Readers can find out what happens as they peruse the scene stealing illustrations complete with appearances from the original edition of the book. The suspense building text and outrageous illustrations combine to create a winner, again. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
Love blooms in the second novel in Nora Roberts's celebrated Bride Quartet series. As little girls MacKensie, Emma, Laurel, and Parker spent hours acting out their perfect make believe "I do" moments. Years later their fantasies become reality when they start their own wedding planning company to make every woman's dream day come true. With perfect flowers, delicious desserts, and joyful moments captured on film, Nora Roberts's Bride Quartet shares each woman's emotionally magical journey to romance. In Bed of Roses, florist Emma Grant is finding career success with her friends at Vows wedding planning company, and her love life appears to be thriving. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn't found Mr. Right. And the last place she's looking is right under her nose. But that's just where Jack Cooke is. He's so close to the women of Vows that he's practically family, but the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. When Emma returns his passion¿kiss for blistering kiss¿they must trust in their history¿and in their hearts.
Highland warrior Ewan McCabe, ready to take back what is his, finds his battle plans thwarted by Mairin, the illegitimate daughter of the king who he is forced to marry--and who could be the salvation of his clan. Original.Title: In Bed With a HighlanderAuthor: Banks, MayaPublisher: Random HousePublication Date: 2011/08/30Number of Pages: 359Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: bl2011023962
¿Daheim writes with wit, wisdom, and a big heart."¿Carolyn Hart, bestselling author of the Death on Demand seriesThe Wurst is Yet to Come: The wacky title alone tells you that you are once again in the uproarious realm of ¿the reigning queen of the cozies¿ (Portland Oregonian), the inimitable Mary Daheim! In this, the twenty-seventh glorious installment of Daheim¿s Bed-and-Breakfast mystery series, harried hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn and her irrepressible Cousin Renie find themselves in Little Bavaria, where the inconvenient discovery of a nonagenarian corpse threatens to put the kibosh on the local Oktoberfest. No one does cozy mystery better than the delightful Daheim¿and if you¿re a fan of Lillian Jackson Braun, Diane Mott Davidson, or Jill Churchill, you¿ll definitely want to take a big bite out of this mouth-watering Wurst.
She can finally have the one thing she wants. All she has to do is play the happy wife¿and not fall in love with her husband. It's been three years since Annie Baracas left her husband, Vegas casino owner Nathan Reed, and he still hasn't signed the divorce papers. So when Nate finally offers to set her free, Annie will agree to any terms. Even if that means temporarily resuming her role as his wife to help him catch a thief. But what starts as a public display quickly turns very private. And Annie can't help wondering what it might be like to stay in Nate's bed¿for as long as they both shall live.
urious at his grandmother's ultimatum to marry or lose his inheritance, Lord Jarret Sharpe wagers his luck-and his heart-at the card table against a most unlikely opponent. Mired in scandal after his parents' mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him can't resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family's foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans . . . and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another one-and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.
Furious at his grandmother¿s ultimatum to marry or lose his inheritance, Lord Jarret Sharpe wagers his luck¿and his heart¿at the card table against a most unlikely opponent. Mired in scandal after his parents¿ mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him can¿t resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family¿s foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans . . . and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another one¿and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.
In this humorous and touching debut, Sarah Bilston examines what happens to a first-time mother who becomes imprisoned in her flat due to prenatal complications. Q is a young English lawyer married to an American and living in New York. She's ticked off most of the boxes on her list of Things To Do Before I'm Thirty and her life so far has been relatively painless. But when her doctor tells her she must spend the last three months of her pregnancy lying in bed, Q is thrown into a tailspin - her social life must stop and the inertia that follows plunges her relationship with her friends, family and husband into chaos.
Goodbye Bed-Stuy tells the fictional story of a twenty-two year old man in New York City. He struggles to find his purpose in life, and he quickly spirals out of control. Can the beauty of Brooklyn and the weight of an artist's calling save him? Written to be an inspiration and an anchor for young men in America today.
Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed? started out as an exercise in keeping a personal comic journal of the finer points of a relationship, but quickly evolved to become Liz Prince's first solo full length comic. Described as a mix between Jeffrey Brown and James Kochalka, Liz's comic is made up of short vignettes that capture all the cute, gross, and endearing aspects of relationships.
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist¿s disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age. When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.
Sing along with this silly children's song complete with a CD recording and musical notation!Sing along and count down the ten adorable puppies taking up space on one very small bed! This well-known children's song will have all readers singing out loud.A CD featuring There Were Ten in the Bed and two other songs in the series, The Ants Go Marching and This Little Light of Mine, is included in this irresistible and reasonably priced package.
Fall has fallen upon Judith McMonigle Flynn, leaving her Hillside Manor nearly devoid of guests. And what better cure for the off-season blahs than a brief bout of B&B sifting for a friend amid the quiet rustic splendor of secluded Chavez Island? Judith and cousin Renie both are more than ready for some relaxation. But their peace goes to pieces when Renie conks an odious interloping blowhard on the noggin with a heavy china dish-and, moments later, the woozy lout takes a fatal tumble down an inconvenient staircase. Judith suspects that death by dinnerware was not the real cause of this fellow's demise. But to prove her cantankerous cuz innocent, she'll have to uncover the real killer from among the motley island crew. And that could pile a lot more nastiness on Judith's plate than the harried bed-and-breakfast hostess can consume in one sitting!
In Gone with the Win, another charming entry in Mary Daheim¿s beloved Bed-and-Breakfast series, someone from Judith McMonigle Flynn¿s past comes knocking, and the reluctant amateur sleuth finds herself working a case so cold it's practically frozen. Ruby Tooms drops her bags and a mystery on the lovely Persian carpet of Hillside Manor, Judith¿s bed-and-breakfast in Seattle. Ruby¿s mother was strangled years before, soon after her divorce from Ruby¿s father¿and the killer is still at large. Undaunted, Judith agrees to help Ruby. Cousin Renie grudgingly pitches in, and even Judith¿s husband, Joe, gets involved. The game¿s afoot and ahoof with Judith discovering that the hand she's been dealt includes not only a joker but that deadly card, the Ace of Spades. And, she¿s off¿in pursuit of a killer.
Highland warrior Gordon Lachlan has spent his life fiercely battling the English. Now, to claim victory for his clan, he must retrieve the legendary Sword of the MacKenna from the hands of his mortal enemies. His plan: to kidnap Constance Cameron from her remote boarding school and force her wellborn relatives to surrender the sword as her ransom.But Lachlan is surprised that the woman he's snatched from her bed is no malleable miss. Constance longs for adventure. She's tantalized by Lachlan and his passionate cause . . . and tempted enough by his seductive ways to wonder what it would be like to find herself in the Highlander's bed . . .
Bed-and-breakfast owner and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn has to deal with a case of insurance fraud¿and mystery meat gone bad¿in this delightful entry to the beloved series by USA Today bestselling author Mary Daheim All the Pretty Hearses There¿s no ¿fun¿ in ¿fund-raiser¿ for Judith McMonigle Flynn when she donates an overnight stay at Hillside Manor for the parish school¿s annual auction¿not when the pricey winning bid goes to the persnickety Paine family. Dinner is included¿if Judith can sort through the endless allergies and aversions of the painfully picky Paines. The last thing she needs is another B&B guest who checks out permanently. Thankfully, her husband, Joe, is home early. His latest surveillance job has just ended abruptly with a .38 Smith & Wesson blowing away the insurance fraud suspect. Unfortunately, the gun belongs to Joe, who finds himself in a jail cell as a murder suspect while Judith tries to find what¿s left of her mind¿and the real killer. But Joe¿s dilemma and the unbearable Paines aren¿t Judith¿s only problems. Her cantankerous mother, Gertrude, has agreed to let a wealthy parishioner stable a horse in her toolshed apartment; cousin Renie is trying to force-feed her loathsome Shrimp Dump recipe to the parish cookbook fundraising committee; and neighbor Arlene Rankers wants to know why some parish schoolkids, including her grandson, are sick after the weekly hamburger lunch. Judith figures she¿s already got way too much on her plate, so what else could possibly go wrong? On the other hand, at Hillside Manor, what can possibly go right?
Twenty-five writers divulge the special books-all 250 of them-occupying the prime real estate next to their beds: how they got there, what makes them stand out, what longings they fulfill. Along the way, the wordsmiths offer insights into their own literary pursuits and why reading is such a critical element of their craft. Many of the lists are humorously written, some including books not allowed by the owner's bed because of their unseemly influence on the author's own writing. All contain humility, and admiration for masters of the word game. Appendices of publications by contributors, as well as all the volumes they write about, round out this voyeuristic book lovers' fest.