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Argues that the good intentions of extremists and government reforms paved the path to national financial problems and lobbies for a free, open market as the path to prosperity.
"Hampshire 1850. Beth Langton has been running her large family estate for nine months now, after the death of her father. Under the watchful eyes of her godfather and guardian, Lord Edward Sharland, and an excellent estate manager, Henry Greenway, she is loving the work. After a week away with Henry buying cattle, terrible news is waiting for her on her return. The father of her best friend, Lady Helen Denton, has shot himself after running up gambling debts, leaving Helen destitute. Beth persuades Helen to come and live with her, although Helen is too proud to take charity and insists she work as a paid companion. The girls soon settle happily together, but further tragedy awaits. Beth is informed by a stranger that her beloved guardian, away on business, has died. The stranger claims to be Edward's heir, making him her legal guardian -- and he has the paperwork to prove it. But can they trust him? And should they?"--From publisher description.
Chronicles the re-opening of the investigation into the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, detailing how detectives identified new witnesses and unearthed lost evidence.
"Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family?s business--until she discovered her true legacy--a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family?s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis. But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear. With Stanis gone, Lexi?s efforts to master Spellmasonry--even with the help of her dedicated friends--are faltering. Hidden forces both watch her and threaten her, and she finds herself suddenly under the mysterious wing of a secret religious society determined to keep magic hidden from the world. But the question of Stanis? fate haunts her--and as the storm around her grows, so does the fear that she won?t be able to save him in her turn"--P.  of cover.
A noted research psychiatrist uses stories from his own life and career to explore how adversity can provide opportunities for growth and to demonstrate how to engage with personal failures to pursue an authentic and meaningful life.
In this book, Dr. Stanley Cohen, a pediatric gastroenterologist and nutritionist with longstanding interest in infant nutrition, provides a practical and pragmatic approach to a major concern for new mothers. The author's innovative, cost-sensitive methods can save both new and seasoned parents hundreds to thousands of dollars yearly and improve their families' nutrition at the same time.
"Political consultant Dev Conrad had the feeling that his very married client Senator Robert Logan was a lot more involved with the beautiful and mysterious Tracy Cabot than he wanted to admit. But he leanred too late that Cabot was a spy working for a shadowy right-wing organization---too late beacuse by then she'd been found murdered in Senator's Logan's fishing cabin, and the police are certain that he killed her. But Conrad finds numerous suspects in the senator's mansion and in the some what comic but dangerous figure of political saboteur Howie Ruskin. With the campaign hotting up and the battle for votes becoming increasingly brutal, can Dev find the real killer and win the election for his client?"--From publisher description.
Encounter the defining commitments of the Religious Society of Friends and how those ideals can be incorporated in personal and public life to bring renewal and eliminate the clutter that is keeping us from deeper spirituality.
Dr. Earley and counselor Bonnie Weiss present a self-therapy approach for uncovering the psychological roots of our self-sabotaging inner voices and restoring our sense of self-worth.
Bridesmaid veterans Sarah Stein and Lucy Talbot are here with a manual that will prepare you for one of the greatest tests of female friendship. From dress shopping (for hers and yours) to budgeting for and planning the out-of-town bachelorette weekend (it?s her only request!) to delicately declining other bridesmaids? bad ideas, you?ll learn how to accomplish all your duties without an ounce of bitterness and with total grace. With the advice, tips, timetables, and lists provided here, you?ll confidently slip into your new role and look forward to creating amazing memories of this exciting time in both of your lives.
Cairo, 1912. The Pasha receives an unexpected gift. When opened, however, the box contains an unwelcome jolt from the past-one which connects with practices long thought dead. At the same time, a little girl is discovered riding under a train from Luxor--and the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Khedive's Secret Police, is called in to investigate.
After Ellis Garrett turns her life around by dumping her critical boyfriend and opening a plus-size clothing store, she gets another chance at love when Detective Mike Edwards, her sister's ex-boyfriend, comes back into her life.
In 1930, a great ocean wave blots out a Bengali village, leaving only one survivor, a young girl. As a maidservant in a British boarding school, Pom is renamed Sarah and discovers her gift for languages. Her private dreams almost die when she arrives in Kharagpur and is recruited into a secretive, decadent world. Eventually, she lands in Calcutta, renames herself Kamala, and creates a new life rich in books and friends. But although success and even love seem within reach, she remains trapped by what she is . . . and is not. As India struggles to throw off imperial rule, Kamala uses her hard-won skills?for secrecy, languages, and reading the unspoken gestures of those around her?to fight for her country?s freedom and her own happiness.
Everyone has secrets. Some are buried so deep, their existence is forgotten. But a secret never told can turn into a lie. And in love, a lie is one thing: Poison. Reid's in love with Dori, though she hasn't told her parents that she's fallen hard for the guy they'd forbidden her to see. Now she's leaving for college, and Reid's promise not to push her to go public is wearing thin, especially when she can't, or won't, return those three important words he wants to hear.
Sadie Hoffmiller expects the weekend in St. George, Utah, to be uneventful, but when a local doctor disappears she becomes involved in a murder investigation.