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Sweep In Peace

Author : Ilona Andrews
ISBN : 1518741282
Genre : Bed and breakfast accommodations
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Dina DeMille isn't your typical Bed and Breakfast owner. Her inn defies laws of physics, her dog is secretly a monster, and the only permanent guest of the inn is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. The inn needs guests to thrive and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina's door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance. Unfortunately, for Dina, bridging the gap between space vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. To make the summit a success, she must find a chef, remodel the inn, keep her guests from murdering each other, and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it's all in the day's work for an Innkeeper...
Category: Bed and breakfast accommodations

On Borrowed Time

Author : Jenn McKinlay
ISBN : 9781101637609
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times bestselling Library Lover's mysteries continue with a hot new case... Loving a good cup of coffee runs in the family for Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris. But when her brother, Jack, a consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, her favorite beverage becomes a key clue in a dangerous mystery. Between preparing the library for the holidays and juggling the affections of ex-boyfriend, Captain Mike Sullivan, and her new crush, actor Robbie Vine, Lindsey has her hands full. But the mysterious disappearance of her world-traveling playboy brother takes precedence over all. Afraid that involving the police could brew trouble for Jack, Lindsey takes matters into her own hands. But as her quest for her brother embroils her in a strange case involving South American business dealings and an enigmatic and exotic woman, it’ll take the help of both her library book club—the crafternooners—and her eager-to-please suitors to keep Jack from ending up in hot water… INCLUDES READING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Rest In Peace

Author : Isabela Hart
ISBN : 9781490736723
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Great War in my opinion had ended prematurely and also deprived me of any opportunity of becoming a war hero. Seeking some compensation for this injustice I unfortunately applied myself a little too enthusiastically this then encouraged me to spiral out of control. By the age of twenty I was still a cocky little bugger leading to my saga in France and Spain which saw me imprisoned in San Sebastian for insulting Genera Franco. Later after being deported back to London I witnessed the dregs of society killing each other for alcohol. My last penny finally dropped, I had no choice, "rot in a rut or change." I chose the latter.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Chimney Sweep Charm

Author : Marcia Lynn McClure
ISBN : 9780985274016
Genre : Fiction
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There was the muffled sound of audience members standing up, and Baylee and Candice turned to look behind them. "Holy smokes!" Baylee breathed. "It's like a Navy SEAL convention or something," Candice added. And it was! Baylee couldn't believe that over twenty-five of the people in the orientation audience were tall, dark, handsome, buff guys dressed all in black. Each man stood with his feet apart and hands held at his back-similar if not exactly like a military "at ease" stance. "They're all packing heat too," Baylee whispered to Candice as she noted all the holstered sidearms. "I guess Mr. O'Sullivan wants to be prepared," Candice said. "I suppose you girls are all wowed now, right?" Tate said from the front row. "Let's see," Candice began, looking to Tate and feigning an expression of thoughtfulness. "Let's say I'm being assaulted by some weirdo in the street...and who am I going to look to for protection? One of these guys?" she said, nodding toward the security staff. "Or you, Tate? You...who freaked out in June when we were in New York and you thought some guy was looking at you funny. You freaked out and slammed Megan's finger in the door and cut it off! Who do you think I'm going to trust?" "It was an accident, and you know it," Tate grumbled. Baylee did know it. Still, she found her eyes glancing down the row of chairs in front of her to Megan-to the missing first joint and fingertip on her right hand. "Yeah, it was," Candice admitted. "But you still cared more about yourself than Megan. The guy was stalking Megan...not you. Real heroic, Tate. Way to go to instilling a sense of confidence in me that you would have my back." "Whatever," Tate grumbled, turning around in his seat to pout. "Thank you," Brian said to his men. Baylee watched as the security staff sat down in unison. "So there you have it...our extra security staff for the next two months. As I said, if you need assistance...just grab a chimney sweep." Baylee giggled. "Grab a cab, grab a snack...grab a chimney sweep." Candice giggled too. "And you know what? I just figured out what I want for Christmas." "Absolutely," Baylee agreed. "I'll never ring 'Chim Chim Cher-ee' with the same mental pictures again."
Category: Fiction

The Shroud Of Peace

Author : Nathaniel Szymkowicz
ISBN : 9781543413885
Genre : Fiction
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The year is 2585. The galaxy is only just beginning to recover from the most destructive war in history between the now-defunct Sanhaeli Empire and the human United Interstellar Alliance. In the power vacuum left by the fallen empire, a private security corporation known as Blackout has risen to fill the void and challenge the UIA. At the center of this new cold war, a man awakes in a hospital on the edge of civilization. He has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Hunted by Blackout and a highly lethal but untested Alliance Special Forces team, he will uncover a conspiracy that threatens the balance of power and brew a rivalry that may well sow the seeds of war again.
Category: Fiction

African Peace Militaries

Author : David J. Francis
ISBN : 9781134819720
Genre : Political Science
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This book provides a critical understanding of the emerging role of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa. This book departs from the dominant perspective which simply presents the military as an ‘enemy’ of democracy because of the history and legacy of unending military coup d’états and interventions in civilian politics. In the context of Africa, the military has been blamed or largely held responsible for instigating wars, armed conflicts, political violence, poverty and underdevelopment due to bad governance and mismanagement of the state. Drawing from diverse case studies across Africa, including Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Egypt, this volume presents the argument that though the military has played a negative, and sometimes, destructive role in undermining constitutional rule and the overthrow of democratic civilian governments, the same military, now operating in a changed global environment, is making effort to support the development of democracy and democratic consolidation as well as remain subjected to civilian democratic oversight and control. Notwithstanding, the real challenge for this emerging trend of African peace militaries is the extent to which they are able to fulfil, on a predictable and consistent basis, their constitutional mandate to defend the people against ‘elected autocrats’ in Africa who try to use the military to perpetuate themselves in power. This work fills a critical gap in the literature and will be of much interest to students of African security and politics, peace and conflict studies, security studies and IR in general.
Category: Political Science

An Uneasy Peace

Author : Gloria Anne Barrett
ISBN : 9781493149612
Genre : Fiction
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A board of trustees under the direction of King George offers debtors a choice, prison, or freedom. The selected group travels to Georgia to claim their promised land, and find a wilderness inhabited by native Indians. Strong passions, personality disorders and addictions drive the characters, Chief Justice Charles; Sheriff Hamilton; Katheryne, Mother, and Anna; Glomeister, the Director of Indian Affairs; and Bright Sun, the Medicine Man; as they actively work against each other while experiencing life in a small agricultural village. They share cultural and religious differences; love and death, a power struggle leads to conspiracy and murder. A killer turns serial and they temporarily set aside their differences to find the killer. Bonded by oppression and deception, they fight for their independence from the British Crown.
Category: Fiction

In Pursuit Of Peace

Author : Mordechai Bar-On
ISBN : 1878379534
Genre : History
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When the Israeli prime minister and the PLO chairman shook hands on the White House lawn in 1993, Israeli peace activists had good reason to celebrate this major step on the long road to peace. This book tells the story of the Israeli peace movement and the role it played in that pursuit of peace. It is an eloquent, fascinating account of a remarkably diverse and determined cast of activists: from war-weary soldiers to hard-headed politicians, careful scholars to impassioned artists. Drawing on his experience in the peace movement, Bar-On provides intimate portraits of groups like Peace Now, Yesh Gvul, and the Women in Black, he also provides a sweeping historical synthesis of the course of the Israeli-Arab conflict, especially between 1967 and 1993.
Category: History

The Peace Egg And Other Tales

Author : Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
ISBN : 9783734053405
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: The Peace Egg and Other Tales by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Category: Fiction