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Textures Of Renaissance Knowledge

Author : Philippa Berry
ISBN : 0719064651
Genre : History
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This text addresses the multiple, complex and overlapping, sometimes contradictory and frequently strange forms of knowledge in circulation during a period recognized as a turning point in the intellectual history of Western Europe, and which is described as 'early modern' or 'Renaissance'.
Category: History

Knowing Their Place

Author : Lucy Delap
ISBN : 9780199572946
Genre : History
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Knowing Their Place offers a fascinating look at the relationships of antagonism and friendship, disgust and desire, that marked domestic service in twentieth century Britain.
Category: History

Mom S Saga

Author : Heather Randell
ISBN : 9781469171845
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is a subjective account of stories my mother told me. It is not written for historical accuracy. Rather, it is a celebration of my heritage. The book is a sharing of stories that Mom told me of her life from her arrival in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada. Mom was born in rural Newfoundland in the early 1900s. During the first fourteen years of her life, she and her family lived a very isolated lifestyle. Things changed one day when she got on a sled. The journey from dog sled, to ship, to train was an introduction to a change of lifestyle. There would be no going back to a winter house. If you are interested in what her life was like prior to this, please read the previous book entitled: Moms Stories. As you read, I hope you will visualize the life of a single woman in-service, grasp her desire for independence, travel with her in your mind back to an isolated community and experience her reaction to the physical environment of that time and how it impacted her world view. I compiled these memories so that future generations would know something of the heritage and the struggle that she faced as life in town changed her. Allow me to reiterate that I do not promise a factual account of any of the events. I cling to the personal accounts of our Mom as she told them to me.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Darkest Flame

Author : Donna Grant
ISBN : 9781466837652
Genre : Fiction
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In Darkest Flame by Donna Grant, the Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But one of the most powerful warriors of his kind will be put to the ultimate test. Is he strong enough to resist his greatest temptations? Or will he be forced to surrender—body and soul? HER BEAUTY IS A WEAPON. Denae Lacroix is a beautiful MI5 agent on a deadly mission. Sent to the Scottish Highlands to spy on the mysterious Dreagan Industries, she discovers too late that she's been set up—as human bait. She is an irresistible lure for a man who has not seen or touched a woman for centuries. He is a man with a destiny—and a desire—that could destroy them both... HIS PASSION IS A CURSE... It's been twelve hundred years since Kellan has walked among humans—and there's no denying the erotically charged attraction he feels for Denae. But as a Dragon King, he is sworn to protect his secrets. Yet the closer he gets to this smart, ravishing woman, the more her life is in danger. All it takes is one reckless kiss to unleash a flood of desire, the fury of dragons...and the fiercest enemy of all. "Time travel, ancient legends, and seductive romance are seamlessly interwoven into one captivating package."—Publishers Weekly on the Dark Warrior series"Once again, Donna Grant has given the readers a great story." —Night Owl Reviews Top Pick on MIDNIGHT'S PROMISE
Category: Fiction

Losing Hope

Author : Colleen Hoover
ISBN : 9781471131189
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes in life, in order to move forward you must face the past… In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared and no memory forgotten, but Holder's past remains a mystery. He is haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and he has spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped that he would finally gain closure and be able to rid himself of his guilt the moment they were reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the exact opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him. Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward we must first dig deep into our past and make amends with it. In Losing Hope, readers will learn what was going on inside Holder's head during all those moments that left him feeling hopeless and see whether he can perhaps gain the peace he desperately needs. Praise for Colleen Hoover: 'Brilliant and entertaining' - JAMIE MCGUIRE, New York Times bestselling author ofBeautiful Disaster 'This book will consume you - rip out your heart and piece it back together. I absolutely loved it!' - Paige Toon, author of One Perfect Summer 'Unique, unlike anything out there... Go out and read it already!' - TAMARA WEBBER, New York Times bestselling author of Easy
Category: Fiction

The Shadow Of Life

Author : Anne Douglas Sedgwick
ISBN : 9781776590933
Genre : Fiction
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Is it possible to love a person so much that you refuse to remain together with him or her -- because you know that your union is destined to bring unhappiness? Is this choice selfless or selfish? That's the philosophical question at the heart of this rather dark romance from Anne Douglas Sedgwick. Despite sharing a passionate affinity that has persisted for decades, a couple's chance at lasting togetherness is dashed because one partner is fearful that he is not worthy of the love he has been given.
Category: Fiction

Scraps Of Paper

Author : Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Genre : Fiction
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Abigail Sutton’s beloved husband walks out one night, doesn’t return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It’s made her sympathetic to the missing and their families. Starting her new life, Abigail moves to small town and buys a fixer-upper house left empty when old Edna Summers died. Once it was also home to Edna’s younger sister, Emily, and her two children, Jenny and Christopher, who, people believe, drove away one night, thirty years ago, and just never came back. But in renovating the house Abigail finds scraps of paper hidden behind baseboards and tucked beneath the porch that hint the three could have been victims of foul play. Then she finds their graves hidden in the woods behind the house and with the help of eccentric townspeople and ex-homicide detective, Frank Lester, she discovers the three were murdered. Then she and Frank try to uncover who killed them and why…but in the process awaken the ire of the murderer. *** murder, murder mystery, thriller, suspense, ghosts, romance, homicide, Kathryn Meyer Griffith, investigation,small town, cozy mystery, mystery
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Author : Judy McDonough
ISBN : 9780991193011
Genre : Fiction
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Caroline’s life is on track. She’s about to get her nursing degree and she’s engaged to rich, handsome Trevor. But, before they get married, Trevor wants Caroline to spend the summer in Louisiana, getting to know her father, who’s never been in her life. She reluctantly agrees and heads south, deep into bayou country where she meets Cade. Hot and handsome, he’s pulling out all the stops to convince her that he’s the man for her, not Trevor. As she becomes frightened by a series of strange accidents that began after her arrival, she learns that the woman haunting her dreams is actually a long-dead family member come to warn her about the men in her life. Caroline soon realizes that if she doesn’t solve the mysteries from the past, they could permanently alter her future.
Category: Fiction

Within The Shadows

Author : Robert Christopher Lutman
ISBN : 9780595265022
Genre : Poetry
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These poems come from a clear personal awareness of the darkness in us all. The poetry arises from his close connection with the shadows that we all have, but few admit to. Uncovering the spirits and goblins in all of our closets we find it possible to touch the darkness with our awakening hands and to take it back with us into the realms of our own existence and drag it back kicking and screaming to our habitational realm. Robert proclaims himself a real Bard of wonder in a marvelous world of imagination.
Category: Poetry