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Falling for the Hometown Girl

Falling for the Hometown Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Tule Publishing
ISBN: 1946772429
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Katie Marshall is known for her 'girl next door' reputation and for always playing it safe. So, when she books a bachelor party from Seattle at the Marshall Ranch, she isn't sure what to expect until trouble strolls in–Hunter Richardson, local rebel turned successful software tycoon...and Katie's job gets a lot more interesting. Hunter has always struggled to find his place in Marietta. Now, somewhat reluctantly, he's back in his hometown and not looking forward to a week on a cattle ranch... but that all changes when he sees Katie, the girl he could never forget from high school. A girl he shouldn't want anything to do with. Soon, he realizes he wants much more from her than just a guided tour of the Montana landscape. Hunter’s plan had been to get through the week, before returning to Seattle and his million dollar gaming company. Instead, he finds himself falling for the hometown girl...

Hometown Girl

Hometown Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mariah Stewart
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345531469
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New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart presents a captivating contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, and Barbara Freethy. Life was always just about perfect for Brooke Madison Bowers. She was the prettiest, most popular girl in small-town St. Dennis, Maryland, a prom queen, local pageant star, and the pride and joy of her loving parents. She even married the man of her dreams. But the promise of happily ever after fell to pieces when her husband was killed while serving in Iraq. Brokenhearted and longing for the solace of better days, she returns to the idyllic world of St. Dennis, and the familiar comfort of the family farm. Surrounded by her loving family and friends, she’s determined to build a new life, complete with her own cupcake bakery. She’s equally determined never to fall in love again. For Jesse Enright, life has been a challenge. A fourth-generation attorney, he’s spent his life fighting to escape the shadow of his irresponsible father. Now he’s moved to St. Dennis to run the family law practice, and he’s ready to find the right girl, get married, and settle down. But his carefully laid plans go out the window when he meets Brooke and finds himself caught between the unbreakable law of attraction and Brooke’s resolve to go her way alone—despite the undeniable feelings Jesse stirs in her. But just like catching lightning in a bottle, is it possible to fall head-over-heels, heart-and-soul in love all over again? BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Mariah Stewart's Long Way Home.

Hometown Girl

Hometown Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret Watson
Editor: Dragonfly Press
ISBN: 1944422692
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Claire Kendall ran away from her small town after high school and never looked back, leaving her sister behind. Now Janice’s sudden death forces Claire to go home. She’s responsible for her sullen nephew, a teen who blames Claire for saving herself and not his mother. Complicating everything is Tucker Hall, the high school football coach who takes Nick under his wing. All Claire wants is to see Monroe in her rearview mirror. But Nick refuses to leave. And Tucker wants to give her a reason to stay. But can Claire get past the pain of her childhood and give Monroe, and Tucker, a chance?

His Hometown Girl

His Hometown Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jillian Hart
Editor: Steeple Hill
ISBN: 9781426885662
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His Hometown Girl by Jillian Hart Summary

Small-town mechanic Zachary Drake had no illusions about his longtime friendship with winsome, wholesome Karen McKaslin—even after she called off her wedding to the local pastor. Zach simply intended to lend a grease-stained hand and a sympathetic ear to a pal in need, and keep his secret longing to himself.... Having narrowly escaped a loveless marriage, Karen was counting her blessings. Now she could transform herself into a woman worthy of being loved for all eternity. She never dreamed Mr. Right was waiting for her on the wrong side of the tracks, praying she'd see in his eyes what he didn't dare say....

Heaven Sent and His Hometown Girl

Heaven Sent and His Hometown Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jillian Hart
Editor: Steeple Hill
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Heaven Sent Hometown Montana was full of memories and matchmakers, but Hope Ashton wasn't interested. Neither was widowed cowboy Matthew Sheridan, busy with triplets. He understood how love could hurt. Yet all they needed was a little faith—and love's promise could be heaven sent. His Hometown Girl Keeping his love a secret was easier when the woman of Zachary Drake's dreams was engaged to another. But now Karen McKaslin was single and looking for happiness...with a small-town mechanic who needed to start believing in his own happily ever after.

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Banet-Weiser
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520922600
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The Most Beautiful Girl in the World by Sarah Banet-Weiser Summary

Sarah Banet-Weiser complicates the standard feminist take on beauty pageants in this intriguing look at a hotly contested but enduringly popular American ritual. She focuses on the Miss America pageant in particular, considering its claim to be an accurate representation of the diversity of contemporary American women. Exploring the cultural constructions and legitimations that go on during the long process of the pageant, Banet-Weiser depicts the beauty pageant stage as a place where concerns about national identity, cultural hopes and desires, and anxieties about race and gender are crystallized and condensed. The beauty pageant, she convincingly demonstrates, is a profoundly political arena deserving of serious study. Drawing on cultural criticism, ethnographic research, and interviews with pageant participants and officials, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World illustrates how contestants invent and reinvent themselves while articulating the female body as a national body. Banet-Weiser finds that most pageants are characterized by the ambivalence of contemporary "liberal" feminism, which encourages individual achievement, self-determination, and civic responsibility, while simultaneously promoting very conventional notions of beauty. The book explores the many different aspects of the Miss America pageant, including the swimsuit, the interview, and the talent competitions. It also takes a closer look at some extraordinary Miss Americas, such as Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America; Vanessa Williams, the first African American Miss America; and Heather Whitestone, the first Miss America with a disability.

The McKettricks: Meg and Lizzie

The McKettricks: Meg and Lizzie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Lael Miller
Editor: HQN Books
ISBN: 1459291360
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The McKettricks: Meg and Lizzie by Linda Lael Miller Summary

Let #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller—the First Lady of the West!—introduce you to Meg and Lizzie McKettrick. The McKettrick Way. For Meg, the Circle M ranch in Indian Rock, Arizona, is home. And cowboy Brad O’Ballivan is the man she once loved. The man she still loves. Now they’re picking up where they left off, and Brad wants it all. Marriage, babies, a lifetime together. But Meg’s as stubborn as any of her McKettrick ancestors and she refuses to give up her name or the ranch. It’s the McKettrick way. And so begins a battle of wills Brad intends to win—the O’Ballivan way! The McKettrick Christmas. It’s 1896, and Lizzie McKettrick, Indian Rock’s new schoolteacher, is coming home for Christmas. She has a surprise for her family; she’s engaged to Whitley Carson. But fate has a surprise for Lizzie in the form of Dr. Morgan Shane. When their homebound train is halted by a massive avalanche and passengers are injured, the doctor takes charge—with Lizzie by his side. This Christmas Eve changes everything. For both of them…

The Stone Loves the World

The Stone Loves the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Hall
Editor: Penguin
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A warm, inventive, and multilayered novel about two families - one made up largely of scientists, and the other of artists and mystics - whose worlds collide in pursuit of a lost daughter Mette, a twenty-year old programmer of visual effects for video games, lives with her mother, Saskia, an aspiring playwright, in Brooklyn. Mette is a private and socially awkward young woman, who finds something consoling in repetitive mathematical calculations. But she has been recently rejected in love, and feels stuck in an endless loop, no longer certain of her place in the world. As Brian Hall's new novel opens, Mette has gone missing. Her disappearance forces Saskia to reunite with Mette's father, Mark, an emotionally distant astronomy professor in Ithaca, to embark on a journey together to find her. Mette's path will take her across America and then to a fateful visit with her charismatic grandfather, Thomas, who formerly ran the commune north of Ithaca where Saskia was raised, and who now lives as a hermit in a windmill on a remote Danish island. Playing out over nine decades and three generations, and stitching together a dazzling array of subjects—from cosmology and classical music to number theory and medieval mystery plays—The Stone Loves the World is a story of love, longing, and scientific wonder. It offers a moving reflection on the human search for truth, meaning, and connection in an often incomprehensible universe, and on the genuine surprises that the real world, and human society, can offer.

Audrey Wood and the Playwrights

Audrey Wood and the Playwrights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Barranger
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137270608
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Audrey Wood and the Playwrights by M. Barranger Summary

From Tennessee Williams and Carson McCullers to Arthur Kopit and Brian Friel, agent Audrey Wood encouraged and guided the unique talents of playwrights in the Broadway theatre of her day. Her quiet determination and burning enthusiasm brought America's finest mid-century playwrights to prominence and altered stage history.

From Paris to Peoria

From Paris to Peoria Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Allen Lott
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195348893
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From Paris to Peoria by R. Allen Lott Summary

It's difficult to imagine Franz Liszt performing in Peoria, but his contemporary and foremost rival, Sigismund Thalberg, did just that. During the mid-nineteenth century, Americans in more than a hundred cities--from Portland, Maine to Dubuque, Iowa to Mobile, Alabama--were treated to performances by some of Europe's most celebrated pianists. From Paris to Peoria deftly chronicles the visits of five of these pianists to the America of Mark Twain. Whether performing in small railroad towns throughout the Midwest or in gold-rush era California, these five charismatic pianists--Leopold de Meyer, Henri Herz, Sigismund Thalberg, Anton Rubinstein, and Hans von B?low--introduced many Americans to the delights of the concert hall. With humor and insight, R. Allen Lott describes the glamour and the drudgery of the touring life, the transformation of American audiences from boisterous to reverent, and the establishment of the piano recital as a viable artistic and financial enterprise. Lott also explores the creative and sometimes outlandish publicity techniques of managers seeking to capitalize on prosperous but uncharted American markets. The result of extensive archival research, From Paris to Peoria is richly illustrated with concert programs, handbills, caricatures, and maps. A companion website, www.rallenlott.info, includes a comprehensive list of repertoires and itineraries, audio music examples, and transcriptions of selected primary sources. Certain to delight pianists, musicologists, and historians, From Paris to Peoria is an engaging, thoroughly researched, and often funny account of music and culture in nineteenth-century America.

Jane Dolinger

Jane Dolinger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. Abbott
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230111831
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For almost forty years, Jane Dolinger traveled the world and wrote about her adventures, from the Amazon jungle to the sands of the Sahara. She produced eight books and more than a thousand articles between 1955 and 1995, and she also earned a reputation as a glamorous celebrity and model. Jane Dolinger was an anomaly in her time, a dynamic and attractive woman with an impressive literary talent, a woman who lived and documented a most unconventional and inspirational life. Sometimes controversial but always outstanding, Jane was a pioneer among women and writers. Here for the first time, her life and work are studied in a thoroughly researched yet entertaining literary biography.

The Adventure Guide to the Chesapeake Bay - Including Maryland and Washington DC

The Adventure Guide to the Chesapeake Bay - Including Maryland and Washington DC Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Radcliffe Rogers,Stillman Rogers
Editor: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781556508899
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The Adventure Guide to the Chesapeake Bay - Including Maryland and Washington DC by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers,Stillman Rogers Summary

We travel to grow our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Travel Adventure Guides unique. The author is fascinated with these islands and her passion comes across in the text, which is lively, revealing and a pleasure to read. Detailed town and regional maps make planning day-trips or city tours easy. Adventures covered range from town sightseeing tours and nature watching to sea kayaking and mountain climbing excursions. Travelers looking for a more relaxed vacation may want to sign up for dance lessons and take part in the local Carnaval or join a local cycling club and tackle some of the most scenic areas - these cultural adventures will introduce you to the people and afford you a truly unique travel experience. This guide focuses on Curaçao primarily and is based on material found in our larger book, Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Pocket Adventures.

Queen of Bebop

Queen of Bebop Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elaine M. Hayes
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062364707
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Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century and a pioneer of women’s and civil rights Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of bebop, influenced a broad array of singers who followed in her wake, yet the breadth and depth of her impact—not just as an artist, but also as an African-American woman—remain overlooked. Drawing from a wealth of sources as well as on exclusive interviews with Vaughan’s friends and former colleagues, Queen of Bebop unravels the many myths and misunderstandings that have surrounded Vaughan while offering insights into this notoriously private woman, her creative process, and, ultimately, her genius. Hayes deftly traces the influence that Vaughan’s singing had on the perception and appreciation of vocalists—not to mention women—in jazz. She reveals how, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Vaughan helped desegregate American airwaves, opening doors for future African-American artists seeking mainstream success, while also setting the stage for the civil rights activism of the 1960s and 1970s. She follows Vaughan from her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, and her first performances at the Apollo, to the Waldorf Astoria and on to the world stage, breathing life into a thrilling time in American music nearly lost to us today. Equal parts biography, criticism, and good old-fashioned American success story, Queen of Bebop is the definitive biography of a hugely influential artist. This absorbing and sensitive treatment of a singular personality updates and corrects the historical record on Vaughan and elevates her status as a jazz great.

Big Girl, Small Town

Big Girl, Small Town Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Gallen
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1643751166
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“Darkly hilarious . . . Wildly entertaining.” —The Guardian Meet Majella O’Neill, a heroine like no other, in this captivating Irish debut that has been called Milkman meets Derry Girls Majella is happiest out of the spotlight, away from her neighbors’ stares and the gossips of the small town in Northern Ireland where she grew up just after the Troubles. She lives a quiet life caring for her alcoholic mother, working in the local chip shop, watching the regular customers come and go. She wears the same clothes each day (overalls, too small), has the same dinner each night (fish and chips, microwaved at home after her shift ends), and binge-watches old DVDs of the same show (Dallas, best show on TV) from the comfort of her bed. But underneath Majella’s seemingly ordinary life are the facts that she doesn’t know where her father is and that every person in her town has been changed by the lingering divide between Protestants and Catholics. When Majella’s predictable existence is upended by the death of her granny, she comes to realize there may be more to life than the gossips of Aghybogey, the pub, and the chip shop. In fact, there just may be a whole big world outside her small town. Told in a highly original voice, with a captivating heroine readers will love and root for, Big Girl, Small Town will appeal to fans of Sally Rooney, Ottessa Moshfegh, and accessible literary fiction with an edge.

Just Kiss Me

Just Kiss Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachel Gibson
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062247433
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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns with this dazzling love story filled with sizzle, sass, and just a bit of southern charm . . . "Hello, Ms. Vivian . . . it's been a long time." And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her. Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry. She got what she wanted—and more—but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial? Harrison got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cufflinks for a good set of hand tools. Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he's come face-to-face with the one who got away. He's not looking for love. He's not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he's ever done?

The First Love Cookie Club

The First Love Cookie Club Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lori Wilde
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062018458
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“Lori Wilde has created a rich and wonderful story about the charm of small town life combined with the power and passion of first love. Delicious!” —New York Times Bestselling author Robyn Carr Come back to Twilight, Texas with award-winning author Lori Wilde. The First Love Cookie Club is heartwarming contemporary romance fiction, the story of a famous writer’s return to the hometown she once fled in humiliation—only to discover that the boy she foolishly gave her heart to those many years ago might just be her Christmas miracle. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs, Susan Mallery, and Sherryl Woods will delight over The First Love Cookie Club, a wonderfully poignant tale of small town second chances.

A Troubled Peace

A Troubled Peace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. M. Elliott
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061920207
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March 1945 World War II may be ending, but for nineteen-year-old pilot Henry Forester the conflict still rages. Shot down behind enemy lines in France, Henry endured a dangerous trek to freedom, relying on the heroism of civilians and Resistance fighters to stay alive. But back home in Virginia, Henry is still reliving air battles with Hitler's Luftwaffe and his torture by the Gestapo. Mostly, Henry can't stop worrying about the safety of those who helped him escape—especially one French boy, Pierre, who, because of Henry, may have lost everything. When Henry returns to France to find Pierre, he is stunned by the brutal after-math of combat: starvation, cities shattered by Allied bombing, and the shocking return of concentration camp survivors. Amid the rubble of war, Henry must begin a daring search for a lost boy—plus a fight to regain his own internal peace and the trust of the girl he loves. L. M. Elliott's sequel to Under a War-Torn Sky is an astonishing account of surviving the fallout from war.

Wild Thing: A good girl. A bad boy. A magic song.

Wild Thing: A good girl. A bad boy. A magic song. Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judith Arnold
Editor: Judith Arnold
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Wild Thing: A good girl. A bad boy. A magic song. by Judith Arnold Summary

The Magic Jukebox sits in the Faulk Street Tavern in the quiet seaside town of Brogan’s Point, Massachusetts. No one knows what classic rock songs will come out of the jukebox when a coin is inserted, but every now and then, the jukebox will play a song that casts a spell on two bar patrons—a song that will change their lives and open their hearts to love. Monica Reinhart is a good girl. A hometown girl. After college, she returned to Brogan’s Point to help run the family business, an oceanfront inn. She’s never done a wild thing in her life. When Ty Cronin sails into town, his wildness intrigues her. When the jukebox plays “Wild Thing,” that wildness infects her, and soon she finds herself doing things she never would have imagined. But Ty could be big trouble. She hardly knows him. She mustn’t trust him. Yet once she’s taken a walk on the wild side with him, how can she go back to being a good hometown girl?

Summer in the City

Summer in the City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Chandler
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061958980
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Summer in the City by Elizabeth Chandler Summary

Athletic Jamie isn't sure about spending the summer in the city with her romance–novel–writing mum. But when she meets irresistible Josh, Jamie realizes she could probably use all the romance advice she can get! Lacrosse camp 9 a.m.–noon (can't be late! "Coach" Josh will freak out) Basketball camp 1:00–4:00 (so many screaming kids. . . ) Shopping with Mona 4:30 (finally a break) Date with Andrew 7:30 (he's so perfect. . . isn't he?)

The Pearl Diver

The Pearl Diver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sujata Massey
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062218913
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The seventh book in Sujata Massey's Agatha and Macavity Award–winning mystery series is a witty, suspenseful story that takes its young sleuth into the Washington DC restaurant world. A dazzling engagement ring and the promise of a fresh start bring antiques dealer and sometime sleuth Rei Shimura to Washington, DC. But just as she's starting to settle down –catching up with a long–lost cousin and undertaking a lucrative commission furnishing a trendy Japanese restaurant nearby – things begin to go haywire. First, her cousin vanishes from the restaurant's opening–night party, and then Rei is drafted to help find a Japanese war bride who disappeared 30 years earlier. The search for both missing women becomes suspiciously linked, and along the way, Rei faces truths about herself that may change her destiny – if she lives long enough.