Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She's learned her lesson and has her mind set on success - until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy. When Meg gets sick at a party, she's mortified. Even worse, Theo Taylor, the guest of honor, discovers her secret. Theo, an Army medic wounded in the war, agrees not to reveal her condition, and the two forge a bond of friendship that blossoms into love. Theo is soon filling all of Meg's late-night cravings - and not just the pregnancy-induced ones. But can their love overcome all the obstacles that stand between them and creating a happy family? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Piper Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043234/bk_acx0_043234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deep within Animal Kingdom, there is a grove of overgrown mushrooms that are inhabited by magical, flying creatures. Pixie's Dust has a colony of humanlike beings that live in unison with the land and wildlife that surrounds their homes. Each fairy has a unique gift that makes them important to their existence. Some can grow fruits and vegetables and even cook better than the others. The story, although it fully involves the whole colony, focuses on the youngest fairy, who has a hard time proving that even at a young age, she is important, too. Willa, short for Willow, teams up with a near-extinct animal who is named Bloom. Bloom is a hutia, which is similar to a chipmunk but a little larger. The friendship blossoms, and after only a few hours together, they feel as though they have a bond that cannot be broken. Something destroys part of the kingdom, and the duo teams up with a "Giant Walker", which is a young boy who is part of a tribe. The Eye Stars are a protector of all wildlife, but they may have more than they can handle with the evil woman who thinks she should own all the flowers and beauty that Animal Kingdom holds. They have to find a way to convince her that she can enjoy the flowers and exotic plants without killing them. Sharing nature while preserving it is the important lesson she must learn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Janz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120292/bk_acx0_120292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tragic beginning... Isadora Nikitas understands what it means to be betrayed. That lesson was taught to her in the prime of her life, and when she is offered a chance to exact revenge, she finds it difficult to refuse. Instead she entrusts her survival to a mysterious vampire known only as Diomêdês, a male who wants nothing in return but to watch over her - in every way imaginable. Gifted with speed, strength, and immortality, she determines that her life will no longer be governed by the needs and wants of a mere man. She has cowered for the last time, and with her Ancient by her side, she thrives and blossoms into the most formidable female vampire in existence. But once upon a time, like all little girls, Isadora believed in love. She believed it because she once had it. So when it comes along a second time, she knows that it's possible - but when you love someone, they become your weakness. Unless, in fact, they become your enemy instead.... A mysterious past... Fulfilling your life's prophecy should be empowering. At least that's what Elias Fontana always believed. But as he stands guard over the beautiful vampire he's taken hostage, his convictions start to crumble. Made to believe by his creators that he and two others have been designed to destroy a dangerous race, he has difficulty connecting his current reality to the woman he once loved. A tangled tale to unravel... When friends become enemies and enemies become lovers, who can you trust in the webs of lies and despair? And when your life is at stake and blood has been shed, how much are you willing to sacrifice to fulfill your destiny? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026130/bk_adbl_026130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her name preceded her.... Lady Poppy Tidemore’s notorious family scandals assure her place in not-so-polite society. Of course, she didn’t help matters...with an infamous art lesson that left her name ruined. Now, Poppy’s only hope is to accept her sister’s invitation to live at the Paradise, the illustrious hotel owned by her brother-in-law. There she’ll be able to pursue her artistic studies without judgment. Except someone else at the Paradise knows Poppy, someone who used to occupy her girlish dreams: Lord Tristan. Thankfully, Poppy's no longer that naïve little girl, moonstruck by the charming rogue. In fact, over the years, she and Tristan have become unlikely friends. So, there should be no problem living under the same roof...or at least, that’s what she keeps telling herself....His reputation precluded him.... Scoundrel. Scapegrace. Soldier. That’s how he’s known...and not in that order. Tristan Poplar, now Baron Bolingbroke, has lost everything. Upon learning of his father’s dubious role in the disappearance of the rightful Maxwell heir he’s lost not only his title and wealth, but also his respectability. He’s determined to restore his honor at all costs. However, honor proves a tricky thing - as does self-restraint - the more time he spends with alluring Poppy Tidemore. His best course of action is to avoid her, but when Poppy presents Tristan with a legitimate offer he can’t refuse, both enter with clear heads and uninvolved hearts. Except, the more time they spend together, their arrangement blossoms into something more. And when an unexpected opportunity comes along for Tristan to restore his name, he’ll have to decide which matters most: fighting for honor or fighting for Poppy’s love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146440/bk_acx0_146440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"Terrific stories...Just about perfect" (Entertainment Weekly): Brownsville is the collection that established Oscar Casares as one of the leading voices in the literature of the modern Southwest. At the country's edge, on the Mexican border, Brownsville, Texas, is a town like many others. It is a place where people work hard to create better lives for their children, where people bear grudges against their neighbors, where love blossoms only to fade, and where the only real certainty is that life holds surprises. In his sparkling debut, Oscar Casares creates a cast of unforgettable characters confronting everyday possibilities and contradictions: Diego, an eleven-year-old whose job at a fireworks stand teaches him a lesson in defiance, Bony, a young man whose discovery of a monkey's head on his lawn drives a wedge between him and his parents, Lola, whose stolen bowling ball offers an unlikely chance for change. The achievement of Brownsville lies in its remarkably honest portrayal of these lives -- the lives of people whose dreams and yearnings and regrets are at once unique and universal. "Marvelous...Brownsville resembles early Steinbeck work more than anything else." --Carolyn See, Washington Post
PREFACE. THE publication of a work upon a subject so interesting and so important as Menlory, in its connection with Music and Musical Performance, and about which, as far as the author has been able to discover, absolutely no literature exists, seems to call for no apology. But, because it is the first attempt to deal with this subject, because the territory which the author has endeavoured to map out was largely an unexplored one, in the survey of which he has been obliged to make his own high roads, and erect his own sign posts, he Therefore wishes to claim the indulgence of his reader, if, in the investigation which he now presumes to offer to those interested in musical education, his foot has slipped, and he has taken, not perhaps one, but many wrong turnings. The purpose of this work is chiefly twofold. Pint, it is an inquiry into the various forms of memory employed in piano playing, and the presentation of a theory with regard to the relative extent of the employment of the various forms by different individuals, and whatever be the amount of light or darkness this inquiry inay shed upon the subject, the author feels that no earnest and intelligent teacher of the piano can feel altogether uninterested in an attempt, however imperfect and incomplete, to grapple with tile unsolved problels which thrust themselves before him at every lesson. Second, its purpose is to repeat once again, and if possible with stronger emphasis, that oft-told tale that Ear-training, which is largely a cultivation of the musical memory, is the fact of all true musical education. Until this is fully recognised and educational and examination schemes modified accordingly, so long will the musical present and future of this country be overshadowed by a dark cloud, which may not affect the flavour of its choicest fruits, but will surely diminish the wealth and richness of its foliage if it does not also mar the beauty and sweetness of its blossoms. The book is divided into two parts, each of which is complete in itself, and although it was necessary in the First Part to take some account of the Psychological aspect of the subject, yet the author has endeavoured, as far as possible, to make every Chapter of practical utility and value to the niusical student of moderate advancement.....
Grandmothers Bedtime Stories Book 5 of the series has many stories using different little animals such as Mikey the Mouse that began an adventure of climbing a tree. Two kittens became friends while exploring the dark woods with the help of Mr. Owl. Bunny Hoppity helped Mr. Opossum when he became ill from eating too many wild berries. Waddle-Waddle could not help tumbling over and over each time he shook his head. Butter the little yellow butterfly saved the large Monarch butterfly from an attack by a large bird. Oscar the Octopus rescues a young Octopus from a fishing line. Annie surprised her mother by growing the sweetest tasting apples on her little tree. The Ant and the Beetle became friends by helping each other. After tossing seeds to the Rabbit, the Rabbit family shows the Blue-Jay where the sweetest berries grow. Honey Bee and her family enjoy buzzing around the orange blossoms. Droopy the Pelican learns that constant complaining will only chase his friends away. Funny Bunny gave happiness to others with his clown acts. A Ladybug helps an old woman with her garden by eating the bad bugs. Lizzy the Lizard learns a lesson after she falls into the water and is saved by a fish hawk. The wise king of Elfville is able to retrieve the pot of magic dust. Piggely Wiggely and Muddy Ducky remain friends even though they donot enjoy eachothers play areas. The Playful Clouds and the Rumbling Rocks reach deep into ones imagination . Each of these stories are meant to show caring and helpfulness .
Have you ever become bored over the constant offering of common flowering plants in garden centers? They sell monotonous varieties of impatiens, geraniums, petunias, and marigolds to gardeners each year. New gardeners may believe there is nothing else to grow in a flower garden. But, there are many other colorful, and fascinating flowers you can enjoy. It's time to be an adventurous gardener and discover these botanical treasures! When first viewing these blossoms, they may not be too attractive, but they make observers stop and stare. Hey, that's what your gardens should do - give an observer a reason to stare instead of a passing glance. One way to engage surprises in a flower garden is to flaunt unusual floral colors. Expect the unexpected in flower petal coloration. Never underestimate what wild colorations can result from these unique flowers. The lesson here is for all gardeners to be daring in having and creating impressive, and fabulous floral displays. This ebook explores the unusual and exciting flower species and varieties you can grow and enjoy. Many of these long-blooming flowers can grow in containers and placed somewhere to highlight their outstanding beauty. Some plants have scented blossoms and offer alluring fragrances for most of the growing season. Admire their blossoms up close, and you will appreciate them even more. They are your must-find and must-grow-now garden flowers. Be the envy of your gardening friends by growing these stunning and unusual plants. You may hear them say, 'I must grow these flowers!'