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A Fine Passion

Author : Stephanie Laurens
ISBN : 0061743623
Genre : Fiction
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The men of the Bastion Club are powerful, loyal, and not averse to overcoming danger if they must. Now, after years of loyal service to the Crown, they each -- one by one -- must face that greatest danger of all ...love. The last of his line, Jack, Baron Warnefleet, has fled London after nearly being compromised into marrying a dreadful female. Turning his back on the entire notion of marriage, he rides home to the estate he has not seen for years, determined to set in motion an alternative course of action. But then in the lane before his gate, Jack rescues a startlingly beautiful lady from a menacing, unmanageable horse. However, while he begins by taking command, the lady continues by taking it back. Lady Clarice Altwood is no meek and mild miss. She is the very antithesis of thewoolly-headed young ladies Jack has rejected as not for him. Clarice is delectably attractive, beyond eligible, undeniably capable, and completely unforgettable. Why on earth is she rusticating in the country? That enigma is compounded by mystery, and it's quickly clear thatClarice is in danger. Jack must use every ounce of his cunning and wit to protect this highly independent and richly passionate woman ... who has so quickly stolen his heart.
Category: Fiction

Passion And Order

Author : Carol Lansing
ISBN : 0801440629
Genre : History
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The way in which a society expresses grief can reveal how it views both intense emotions and public order. In thirteenth-century Italian communes, a conscious effort to change appropriate public reaction to death threw into sharp relief connections among urban politics, gender expectations, and understandings of emotionality. In Passion and Order, Carol Lansing explores a dramatic change in thinking and practice about emotional restraint. This shift was driven by politics and understood in terms of gender. Thirteenth-century court cases reveal that male elites were accustomed to mourning loudly and demonstratively at funerals. As many as a hundred men might gather in a town's streets and squares to weep and cry out, even tear at their beards and clothing. Yet these elites enacted laws against such emotional display and proceeded to pay the fines levied against themselves for violating their own legislation. Political theorists used gender norms to urge men to restrain their passions; histrionic grieving, like lust, was now considered "womanish." Lawmakers drew on a complex of gendered ideas about grief and public order to characterize governance in ways that linked the self and the state. They articulated their beliefs in terms of rules of decorum, how men and women need to behave in order to live together in society. Lansing demonstrates this change through a rich combination of sources: archival records from Orvieto, Bologna, and Perugia; political treatises; literary works, notably Petrarch's letters; and representations of grief in painting and sculpture.
Category: History

Sharing A Lifetime Passion For Europe

Author : Yvonne
ISBN : 9781469755045
Genre : Travel
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The book is part memoir, adventure, travel book, multi-cultural manual and window into a marriage and family. It records experiences that made Yvonne and Victors lives unique by describing happenings that were poignant and rewarding. It starts with Yvonnes early trips to Italy as a teenager, and then her return to live there, as a mother with three small children while Victor was off working in remote eastern Turkey. Escaping for three weeks allowed him to write about discovering with Yvonne the charms of Western Europe. Ten years later, Victors part-time assignment to explore the Italian aerospace industry led to other travel adventures, and a six-week family odyssey that wandered through Italy, Switzerland, France and England. Years later, he became a frequent traveler to NATO countries, and his air mile awards allowed Yvonne and he to share many pleasing adventures. His career path next led to being appointed to a four-nation consortium, and they moved and lived in Munich for four years. Their lives were then filled with many exciting activities, as they learned to live and enjoy life as Europeans.
Category: Travel

A Passion For Truth

Author : John Huntington
ISBN : 9781643500799
Genre : Fiction
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A Passion for Truth is an intimate account of John Huntington’s interior life as a physical scientist and as a priest. In mid-career as a scientist he experienced a sudden and undeniable call to the priesthood. It became imperative to work to reconcile his two vocations within a single worldview. This plunged him into an intense reflection on the authority of physical science and the trustworthiness of religious experience. He could not turn away from the question. This book is the result. The author uncovered a number of fallacies embedded in our Western culture that serve to impede spiritual formation and to discourage the faithful. At the root of them all is the idea that it is acceptable to be careless with the truth. In liberal academic circles this is called postmodernism; in theology it is called relativism; in physical science it is called scientism. He concluded that, if striving for clear thinking is our loving response to our Creator who endowed us with intellect, then loose thinking, permissive thinking, untruth, relativism, could not be from God. It cannot be condoned. Huntington wants to awaken in us a passion for truth, and in doing so he wants to comfort us and bring us hope.
Category: Fiction

Gardens And The Passion For The Infinite

Author : Fine Arts International Society for Phenomenology, and Aesthetics. Conference (6th : 2000 : Harvard Divinity School)
ISBN : 1402008589
Genre : Gardening
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What essentially is a garden? Is it a small plot of land that we put aside to cultivate our favorite vegetables or to grow flowers for our personal enjoyment? Or is it a symbol, a mirror, a reflection of our human passions? The topic of the present volume is the mysterious ways in which Imaginatio Creatix plays within the human ingrowness in natural life, transposing dreams, nostalgias, and enchantments.
Category: Gardening

A Passion For Baking

Author : Marcy Goldman
ISBN : 9781927936146
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Over 185 original recipes for Biscotti, Scones, Brownies, Pastries, Pies, Cheesecakes, Pizzas, Breads and more from Master Baker and Cookbook author, Marcy Goldman of famed BetterBaking Website. Over 150,000 books sold, in print, now in digital format, this book also includes blue-ribbon, chef’s best kept secret tips. FREE BONUS of 4 months of Betterbaking.com Recipe Archive Access with Purchase.

A Summer Of Passion Love Pain And Happiness

Author : LaTonya W. Moore
ISBN : 9781453583395
Genre : Fiction
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A Summer of Passion, Love, Pain, and Happiness offers a vivid account of the trials and tribulations that three successful single women endure in their quest for their soul mate. Experience a summer in the lives of these women as they embark upon their journey in search of true love. Jasmine Whitfield is a chemist at a local pharmaceutical company. She has yet to find that special man to start a family with as well as one who is worthy of all she has to offer. After years of dating, she discovers that her suitors are intimidated by her financial independence because she is able to provide herself with all of the luxuries that money can buy. Will she find a real man who can handle her success? Lela Johnston has had a hard life growing up without her father. She overcame that obstacle to become one the most successful beauticians in Huntsville. In addition to running her own salon, she does her best to nurture her on-again-off-again relationship with her boyfriend Mark Harrington. The black cloud that has tainted their relationship is his ex-wife, Valerie. She has been dead set on ruining Lela’s life since day one. She has a defined role in Mark’s life because they have two daughters together. Now that Mark is back in Lela’s life for good, how will his ex-wife handle living without him? Monica Van Adams is a single mother who was madly in love with her high school sweetheart and child’s father, José Alvarez. He left Monica to raise their son alone when he ran off to be with another woman. Monica’s naïve demeanor quickly becomes one of wisdom as she learns more and more about the opposite sex. She runs into a man from her past, experiences a whirlwind courtship, and then lets him get away. Will he ever return? Join the ladies as a night on the town brings them closer together to help one another deal with the hardships of life, love, and accepting Mr. Right Now. Will they ever find the man of their dreams in only a few months’ time? Can they go through each phase of the rigorous process of a relationship and still maintain their dignity? Discover every aspect of Jasmine, Lela, and Monica as they experience a summer of passion, love, pain, and happiness.
Category: Fiction

Passion Of A Foodie An International Kitchen Companion

Author : Heidemarie Vos
ISBN : 9781934925638
Genre : Cooking
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With the influx of cookbooks, cooking shows, and chefs in today's world, it's difficult to find something out of the ordinary that defines cooking in a whole new way. Passion of a Foodie is that something. Best-selling author Heidemarie Vos recounts a fascinating story and her journey of putting together the world's first cross-referenced book regarding food-using more than five languages. This cookbook will become an invaluable resource for your kitchen, cooking school, culinary vacations, professional chef training institute/academy or restaurant as its contents provide endless information about ingredients-what they are and where to find them-cooking terms, and what they mean, as well as exotic recipes from all over the globe. It also helps the food import/export industry with language. From the new bride/novice cook to the professional chef, Passion of a Foodie is a must have, must read guidebook that provides a detailed classification of foods and their ingredients. As a cook/chef, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it.Heidemarie Vos is a writer with a best selling cookbook to her credit, Chili South Africa, as well as commissioned recipe books for the South African Company Fruit and Veg City. Mrs. Vos has traveled to over 40 countries and has lived on three continents. She is currently writing a nonfiction book about her recently deceased South African husband, and although she herself is an American citizen, she lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa at this time. Publisher's website: www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/PassionOfAFoodie.html
Category: Cooking

Measures Of Passion

Author : Elaine Doll
ISBN : 9781458213730
Genre : Fiction
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Kristina Soderlund is the daughter of an Oklahoma cotton farmer with a passion for music. Although her parents have mapped out a traditional life for her, she has bigger dreams-dreams of music, art, and beauty; of a university education; and of leaving the farm far behind to open a music studio in Oklahoma City. But for a single woman in 1905, those dreams are unlikely to come true. Even so, she is determined that nothing will get in her way. But when she befriends Pilan' Rousseau, a handsome French-Indian traveler, her resolve weakens. Despite the warnings of her parents and friends, Kristina soon loses her heart to the charming stranger. But fate is not on her side: Pilan' has no plans of staying in Oklahoma City. He's simply passing through on his own journey across America. An accomplished violinist with an intense passion for dance, he dreams of returning to Paris to open his own ballroom dance studio. Kristina's life has never been easy, but now she faces more challenges than ever. Her hopes of love with Pilan' are crushed when he leaves town. Heartbroken, she leaves Oklahoma and all of its pain behind her and heads to Boston. Against seemingly impossible circumstances, both Kristina and Pilan' discover that their passions for music and dance are too great to ignore. But fate has torn them apart. Each will pursue their dreams, but will they be satisfied by ambition-or love?
Category: Fiction