Just Perfect (Book 3 The Dashing Nobles Series) - , Summary
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress. Set against the seductive backdrop of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh’s latest novel sweeps us into the sensual, enthralling world of an elite academy for young ladies. Here, amid music lessons and garden parties, whispered confessions and secret yearnings, one of the school’s teachers—headmistress Claudia Martin—will find her well-ordered world jolted by love when she meets a man who would make the perfect husband…for somebody else. Tall, dark, and exquisitely sensual, he is the epitome of male perfection. Not that Claudia Martin is looking for a lover. Or a husband. As owner and headmistress of Miss Martin’s School for Girls in Bath, she long ago resigned herself to a life without love. Until Joseph, Marquess of Attingsborough, arrives unannounced and tempts her to toss away a lifetime of propriety for an affair that can only lead to ruin. Joseph has his own reasons for seeking Claudia out. Instantly, irresistibly attracted to the dedicated teacher, he embarks on a plan of seduction that leaves them both yearning for more. But as heir to a prestigious dukedom, Joseph is expected to carry on his family’s legacy. And Claudia knows she has no place in his world. Now that world is about to be rocked by scandal. An arranged marriage, a secret that will shock the ton, and a man from Claudia’s past conspire to drive the lovers apart. But Joseph is determined to make Claudia his at any cost. Even if that means defying convention and breaking every rule for a love that is everything he has ever wanted—a love that is perfection itself….
One Word Can Inspire Unending Gratitude There is power in words. The words we read and the words we speak. Power to build and power to destroy. One word—just one—is all it takes to turn a day around. Just one word is all it takes to set your mind on the never-ending power of God’s work in your life. In these delightful meditations, Susie Crosby draws out one unexpected word from a daily Scripture verse—words like “steep,” “roomy,” and “multiply.” As she explores each theme, she shows you a mighty God who is there for you, who calls you to live, and who you can invite into your day with just one word. Here you will find a simple and heartfelt recipe for keeping your eyes on Jesus throughout your week. Uncover a wealth of spiritual insight in just one word!.
_________________ ‘Thank goodness for Katie Fforde, the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times. She really is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance.’ AJ PEARCE _________________ Love, honour – and obey? A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Sophie Apperly has spent her whole life pleasing others – but when she realises her family see her less as indispensable treasure and more as general dogsbody, she decides she's had enough. So when an old friend offers her the chance of a lifetime, she decides to swap Little England for the Big Apple, and heads off to the land of opportunity. From the moment Sophie hits the bright lights of Manhattan she's determined to enjoy every minute of her big adventure. And when fate throws her together with Matilda, a spirited grande dame of New York society who invites her to Connecticut for Thanksgiving, she willingly accepts. English-born Matilda is delighted with her new friend – though her grandson Luke, undeniably attractive but infuriatingly arrogant, is anything but welcoming. When Luke arrives in England a few weeks later, Sophie hardly expects him to seek her out .But Matilda has hatched some complicated plans of her own – and so Luke has a proposal to make ....
To keep his practice alive, a desperate lawyer takes a case defending a battered wife Just seven years after he left law school, Sid Kaplan was one of New York’s top defense attorneys. With a glittering style and a hunger for competition, he was as fierce as they come. He was the go-to lawyer for Manhattan’s toughest, flashiest criminals—until his mother’s death wrecked his confidence. Suddenly, the only way to sustain his sixteen-hour days was a ceaseless stream of cocaine and scotch, a combination that ruined his life’s work in a matter of months. His only remaining employees are Caleb and Julia—a pair of ex-clients who don’t mind working for irregular pay. Sid’s latest bum case is Priscilla Sweet, a drug addict with priors, violent tendencies, and a dead husband whom she may or may not have killed in self-defense. She also has dangerous friends, which means that defending Prissy will make Sid famous again—either on the front page, or in the obituaries..
All young boys and girls want to be BIG. But when they realize that they are perfect right as they are, life begins!.
Dr. Timothy Harlan has counseled thousands of overweight patients searching for weight-loss answers. He noticed that patients were usually told what they could not eat, rather than all the wonderful foods they could eat. Now, physician-chef Harlan provides a solution: an exact prescription for what to eat, how to cook it, when to eat it, and, best of all, why eating great food is the best health decision you will make. Just Tell Me What to Eat! is a medically based weight-loss plan for the real world, for anyone tired of dubious fad diets, restricted meals, and unappetizing strategies. It emphasizes a Mediterranean diet with high-quality calories and home cooking whenever possible. Dr. Harlan offers a "food mantra" for each day, paired with a menu and easy recipes. By the time you incorporate all the lessons in your diet, you will have naturally slimmed down and changed your eating habits for the better With chapters like "What You Should Eat for Breakfast," "How to Arrange Your Dinner Plate," and "Carbs are Good for You Too!" this unique day-by-day plan will help even the most frustrated dieters achieve a slimmer, healthier, and happier lifestyle..
In a tough market, it pays to understand the hidden truths known only to recruitment specialists. This book reveals how the job market really works, and how to break the rules to find a great job. It offers deep insights, smart advice and pulls apart the dull, textbook advice that lets so many candidates down..
An unplanned stop in Willow Beach turns into an unexpected romance. Being a single mother was hard. But Stella Pierce did a good job, and now that her only child is off to college, she can sit back and relax. Except that these things never work out the way you’ve planned. Turns out that the empty nester life just makes her anxious. So when her friend Brenda suggests she take a vacation down to Boston, that’s exactly what Stella does. Too bad she never makes it that far. When her car breaks down in the small seaside town of Willow Beach, Stella finds herself stuck. And the sweet, handsome mechanic down at the car shop, Sam Warren, doesn’t seem to be in too much of a hurry to send Stella on her way. Fortunately, the Baldwin family at the Willow Beach Inn is there to welcome her with open arms. Maybe starting fresh is exactly what Stella has been looking for. Take off your shoes and stay awhile at the Willow Beach Inn in Book 2 of this heartwarming series. You’ll see Willow Beach through a newcomer’s eyes and fall in love all over again with the Baldwin family..
Lisa Vanderpump has become the breakout star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her unique mix of sparkling glamour and down-to-earth style has appealed to thousands of fans. On the show, viewers can see her hosting dinner parties and running her popular Beverly Hills restaurant Villa Blanca with what can best be termed “easy elegance.” Now Lisa shares her tips and tricks for creating the perfect gathering: whether you’re hosting a cozy winter dinner for six, throwing a poolside BBQ, or just hanging out with your closest friends, Lisa has just the menu and entertaining hints that will make it both simple AND divine. Lisa offers simple décor ideas and more than 50 recipes in mix-and-match menus for any kind of “Day”, including: • Cozy Days: Wintry days, rainy days, snuggle-in days• Sexy Days: Intimate Dinners for 2020 by the fireside or by candlelight• Days to Impress: Formal dinners fit for friends, heads of state..or when the boss comes to dine.• Holidays: Celebrations, English Christmas, New Year’s, Anniversaries• Sunny Days: Picnics, Pool Parties, and Barbecues• Lazy Days: Informal Get-togethers, lunches, having the girlfriends over• Darling Days: Tea parties, baby showers and kids’ parties• Frantic Days: 10-minute meals to whip up from pantry staples.
A few years ago the world was suddenly astounded by hearing of an experiment of a most novel and daring nature, altogether unprecedented in the annals of science. The BALTIMORE GUN CLUB, a society of artillerymen started in America during the great Civil War, had conceived the idea of nothing less than establishing direct communication with the Moon by means of a projectile! President Barbican, the originator of the enterprise, was strongly encouraged in its feasibility by the astronomers of Cambridge Observatory, and took upon himself to provide all the means necessary to secure its success..
It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens called Boov abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it "Smekland" (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod? In any case, Gratuity's story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity's mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion. Fully illustrated with "photos," drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel by a remarkable new talent..
Child Support and Other Guarantees is a romantic mystery set in modern day Alabama with the common denominator of child support binding the major characters in this novel. Jason Calliner, a tall, attractive man, with dreams of becoming the first Black CEO of Macheaux, Inc., is haunted by a childhood marred by brutal poverty that results in a deep-rooted insecurity. The devastating failure of his formula for success further compounds his inner fears and doubts. It is with this mindset, that Jason struggles to navigate the landscape of corporate America while maintaining his marriage to Olga. Olga is a Black, attractive accountant who remains steadfast in her love for Jason as she struggles to maintain a sense of balance in her professional and personal life. Unexpectedly, Olga finds herself in a vulnerable state when her relationship with Jason forces her to function without her familiar, childhood spiritual base. The couples life unfolds through North Carolina, scenic Egypt, the cool blue water of Africas Victoria Falls, and in their upscale home in Alabama. Throughout her life, Olga maintains the enduring support of her friends: India, Roger, Porsha, and Juan. Precious Rudd and Tamika Jefferson, as best friends, think they have crafted a perfect system to successfully manipulate lifes disadvantages to their material benefit, only to suffer from their failure to acknowledge the impact of individual shortcomings on circumstances. The characters journey through life converges as mysteries captivate the community in which they live. As an investigation looms over them, Olga and Jasons love for one another transcends their turbulent past and the uncertainty of their future..
Cam is forced to relocate when he receives menacing letters threatening those he loves, certain they’ll be safe: his Wolf Pack. He’s positive he can keep Chastity and his children from harm surrounded by his Wolves. But is he right? Or will the threat prove too great even for the mighty Cameron Sinclair? Will he lose something so precious that it will tear his very soul apart? Clayr faces her own demons when one of the children under her care is threatened. Forcing a side to her that nobody knew existed to come to the fore and bare its teeth to protect the scarred and broken girl, shocking those that know her. With a ghost from the past returning and sending her Wolf crazy, Clayr has too much to contend with, sending her into a spiral of emotions she can barely contain. Will the Highland Wolves survive all that is thrown at them…or buckle beneath the violence and insanity? Threats and Surprises, Book 8 in New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, A K Michaels’ hot Highland shifter series, full of alpha males and sassy lassies who know how to put them in their place. *Please note this book contains adult themes, and some intense scenes, and is not intended for children. It could be upsetting to those of a sensitive nature.*.
This is the second part of the authors autobiography, and it begins where the fi rst volume Where Is Happily Ever After? ended, at New Years 1980. This is a marriage in terrible trouble and there is very little time to heal it since the author is scheduled to leave soon to attend Air Force Offi cers Training School in Texas, nearly a thousand miles west of where his family is currently living. Several crises arise in a short period of months that change the course of their lives forever. The story expands to many different locales around the world and adds many characters as situations evolve. Faithful to his search, the author continues to seek the elusive happily ever after life that he has always wanted. You military buffs will love the aviation aspects of the story; the emotional side goes from ultimate highs to extreme lows and youll fi nd yourself deeply involved with this rollercoaster ride. Live this life as the author did through the fi rst six years of the 1980s; youll be glad you did as you work towards the conclusion in the next volume of this story, Paradise Found...at long last! Extensively illustrated with hundreds of photographs that take you around the world, you will watch this story develop over the next six years. If you lived through the 1980s, you will surely relate to this story. If you were too young to remember those times, the story will fascinate you and hold your interest as it is timeless in its energy and emotions. Will happily ever after and love that lasts ever become a reality? Come along on this journey and see for yourself..
This volume presents a ground-breaking collection of interdisciplinary chapters from international scholars which complicate, and offers new ways to make sense of, children's sexual cultures across complex political, social and cultural terrains..
Discover the Queen of Scandi-crime Camilla Lackberg with these three thrillers – books 4, 5 and 6 in her 12 million copy international bestselling detective series, featuring Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck..
So when general's daughter Darcy Stanton abruptly balked at marrying a macho military man, she shamelessly fled her wedding and hit the road running. But fickle fate delivered Darcy into the arms of irresistible air force sergeant Billy Hays, whose Southern charm and gentle embrace nearly hijacked her heart. Fortunately, this sergeant was a confirmed bachelor. Unfortunately, his beloved, ailing Alabama momma dearly wished to see him wed. So in a twinkling Darcy was back at the altar—conveniently pretending to be Billy's bride. Trouble was, his sweet kiss and tenderness made Darcy secretly long for a real happily-ever-after…as Sergeant Billy's wife!.
#1 CONTEMPORARY FICTION BESTSELLER As compelling and powerful as Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty, PIECES OF YOU is a heart-rending, but ultimately life-affirming novel about a love tested to its limits..
Tucker is a beautiful white, blue-eye beauty of a cat. After being adopted twice and returned twice to the Humane Society for being too lovable. Tucker finally found his true lasting home on his third adoption. The third time was a charm for Tucker as he charmed his way into Annas heart and the hearts of a home full of pets. Whether Tucker is being a super hero cat or the too lovable cat he is certain to charm his way into anyones heart..