The Crown of Thorns

Author:Elin Hilderbrand

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316435562

Total Pages:336

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Spend your winter on sunlit shores in the New York Times bestselling follow-up to Winter in Paradise, where secret lives and new loves emerge under the bright Caribbean sky. A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -- and death -- of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures. Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of America's most beloved and engaging storytellers.

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Winter in Paradise

Author:Elin Hilderbrand

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316435503

Total Pages:320

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A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with #1 New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Irene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, away on business, has been killed in a helicopter crash. Before Irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband's death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John. After Irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures. Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, and the exciting start to a new series.

Trouble in Paradise

Author:Robert B. Parker

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101546328

Total Pages:320

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Jesse Stone returns in this New York Times bestselling novel of death and deception from Robert B. Parker. Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise. James Macklin sees the Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade it, blow the bridge, and loot the island. To realize his scheme, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons—all experts in their fields—including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache. James Macklin is a bad man, a very bad man. And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse. As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise police chief Jesse Stone has his hands full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife, Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault, he’s begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell, and he’s still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin’s attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy. As the casualties mount, it’s up to Jesse to keep both women from harm.

Trouble in Paradise

Author:Slavoj Žižek

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0141979550

Total Pages:288

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In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we're in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town. Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj Žižek explores the possibilities - and the traps - of new emancipatory struggles. Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as Gangnam Style to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come. 'The most dangerous philosopher in the West' - Adam Kirsch, New Republic 'The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades' - Terry Eagleton 'Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation' - New Yorker Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books on dialectical materialism, critique of ideology and art, including Less Than Nothing, Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce and, most recently, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously.

Turtle in Paradise

Author:Jennifer L. Holm

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0375893164

Total Pages:208

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In Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935 and jobs and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to live with relatives she's never met. Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before though. It's hot and strange, full of rag tag boy cousins, family secrets, scams, and even buried pirate treasure! Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she's spent her life building, and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways. Filled with adventure, humor and heart, Turtle in Paradise is an instant classic both boys and girls with love. Includes an Author's Note with photographs and further background on the Great Depression, as well as additional resources and websites. Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews: "Sweet, funny and superb." Starred Review, Booklist: "Just the right mixture of knowingness and hope . . . a hilarious blend of family drama seasoned with a dollop of adventure."

28 Summers

Author:Elin Hilderbrand

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316420050

Total Pages:432

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A "captivating and bittersweet" novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades—but this could be the summer that changes everything (People). When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election. There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other? Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere—through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise—until Mallory learns she's dying. Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.

The Island

Author:Elin Hilderbrand

Publisher:Back Bay Books

ISBN:0316087920

Total Pages:496

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A summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell: a family in upheaval after a cancelled wedding fill an island summer with heartache, laughter, and surprises. Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known.

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

Author:Cherie Jones

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:1443460427

Total Pages:288

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In the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, a debut novel, set in Barbados, about four people confronting violence and love in a beachfront “paradise” In Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, Lala’s grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers and go into the Baxter’s Tunnels. When she’s grown-up, Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men, driven into the Tunnels by desperation and greed, who attempt a crime that may cost them their freedom—and their lives. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is an intimate and visceral portrayal of interconnected lives across race and class in a rapidly changing resort town, told by an astonishing new author of literary fiction.

A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939

Author:Jonathan Wagner

Publisher:UBC Press

ISBN:0774841540

Total Pages:296

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Jonathan Wagner considers why Germans left their home country, why they chose to settle in Canada, who assisted their passage, and how they crossed the ocean to their new home, as well as how the Canadian government perceived and solicited them as immigrants. He examines the German context as closely as developments in Canada, offering a new, more complete approach to German-Canadian immigration.

Trouble in Paradise

Author:J. Timmons Roberts

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136745505

Total Pages:304

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Environmental degradation in Latin America has become one of the most pressing issues on the international agenda. The volume began to crescendo when space shuttle astronauts photographed five thousand fires on a single night in the Brazilian Amazon state of Rondonia in 1985, and grew shrill when rubbertapper Chico Mendes was shot in 1988 trying to

Trouble in Paradise

Author:Robert B. Parker

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101546328

Total Pages:320

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Jesse Stone returns in this New York Times bestselling novel of death and deception from Robert B. Parker. Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise. James Macklin sees the Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade it, blow the bridge, and loot the island. To realize his scheme, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons—all experts in their fields—including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache. James Macklin is a bad man, a very bad man. And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse. As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise police chief Jesse Stone has his hands full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife, Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault, he’s begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell, and he’s still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin’s attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy. As the casualties mount, it’s up to Jesse to keep both women from harm.

Bury Me in Paradise

Author:Sara M. Barton

Publisher:Sara Barton

ISBN:

Total Pages:430

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Book #3 in the three-book saga of a woman on the run. (This ongoing story begins in “Who Hates Marigold Flowers”, Book #1, and continues in “In the Shadows of a Lie”, Book #2.) In Book #1, the former Marigold Flowers was booted out of WitSec when she was suspected of orchestrating the attempted murder of a US Marshal. Luckily, she found sanctuary with the two younger Cornwall brothers. Jackson and Lincoln kept her out of the hands of determined contract killers with the help of family and friends. In Book #2, the reborn Olivia Michaud was forced to flee yet again, this time with a new team of protectors, while best-selling thriller author and TV producer Jefferson Cornwall investigated her case. He had his doubts about her innocence, even as he found himself falling for her. Now, just as Olivia Michaud settles down in Atlanta, she and Jeff find out that she's still on someone's hit list. Unwilling to take any chances with her safety, he sends her away for safekeeping, guarded by retired FBI agents. But trouble quickly follows. Brazenly kidnapped in broad daylight by a couple of hired thugs, she's tossed into the back of a van for a harrowing trip down to Florida. The villain of this twisted scheme needs to keep her alive long enough to retrieve a fortune in laundered money down in Curaçao. Jefferson Cornwall and his security team work feverishly to rescue the damsel in distress, but they're running out of time. The minute that boat hits international waters, Olivia may be lost forever. Luckily, the plucky heroine keeps her wits about her and she's willing to do just about anything to stay alive, even if it means she has to die another death in the conclusion of this exciting three-book saga.

Kingdoms of Faith

Author:Brian A. Catlos

Publisher:Basic Books

ISBN:0465093167

Total Pages:496

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A magisterial, myth-dispelling history of Islamic Spain spanning the millennium between the founding of Islam in the seventh century and the final expulsion of Spain's Muslims in the seventeenth In Kingdoms of Faith, award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos rewrites the history of Islamic Spain from the ground up, evoking the cultural splendor of al-Andalus, while offering an authoritative new interpretation of the forces that shaped it. Prior accounts have portrayed Islamic Spain as a paradise of enlightened tolerance or the site where civilizations clashed. Catlos taps a wide array of primary sources to paint a more complex portrait, showing how Muslims, Christians, and Jews together built a sophisticated civilization that transformed the Western world, even as they waged relentless war against each other and their coreligionists. Religion was often the language of conflict, but seldom its cause -- a lesson we would do well to learn in our own time.

Trouble in Paradise

Author:Elise Noble

Publisher:Undercover Publishing Limited

ISBN:1910954012

Total Pages:333

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When Callie Shawcross's fiancé jilts her days before the wedding, her best friend insists a relaxing break in the sleepy Egyptian town of Fidda Hilal is just what she needs to escape her disastrous love life. The sun is shining and the locals seem friendly, even if the hotel staff do seem intent on playing matchmaker. But what better way to get over a broken heart than with a holiday fling? A sexy stranger who even makes a wetsuit look hot provides the answer, but is he all that he seems? A series of mysterious disappearances leave Callie hunting for answers, and during her frantic search she finds it’s not only the town that has secrets. Will she end up wishing she’d stayed at home on the sofa? Trouble in Paradise is a standalone romantic comedy novel in the Trouble series. No cliffhanger!

Trouble in Rooster Paradise

Author:T.W. Emory

Publisher:Epicenter Press

ISBN:1603819975

Total Pages:256

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Oldster PI Gunnar Nilson tells the story of a case he handled in Seattle, 1950. A client hires him to find the killer of a young beauty who worked at Fasciné Expressions, a "rooster paradise" where pretty girls charm male customers into spending big. The heady fragrance of perfumed female can make it tough for a guy to think clearly, especially when the killer is breathing down his neck.

Trouble in Paradise

Author:Susan Connell

Publisher:ePublishing Works!

ISBN:1614171556

Total Pages:244

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When a beautiful, buttoned-down blonde turns up in a Central American rain forest looking for her brother in law (Tony), Reilly Anderson must stop her. He wants Tony to complete secret research for his pharmaceutical company. If Allison tells Tony he's about to be a daddy Reilly fears his researcher might bolt before the research is complete. Forget that Reilly and Allison are like nitro and glycerin, Reilly will do anything to keep her from her goal - including playing to her childhood (and, soon, adult) Tarzan fantasies! With the aid of a breast obsessed monkey, a recalcitrant ten year old boy and a jungle tree house Reilly soon captures Allison's heart. Body and soul, she is his as she lets down her hair - and her guard. But what about Reilly, the pharmaceutical executive who is just trying to save a bit of the rain forest and maybe the world? Hey, it's a jungle out there where anything can happen - and it does.

The Grim Reaper

Author:Stephen Wesley

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9780595902835

Total Pages:126

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One bite from a forbidden fruit transforms Adam (from the Garden of Eden) into the Grim Reaper. Stripped of his humanity and consciousness, he is eternally burdened with the task of collecting and delivering all the souls from earth to their afterlife. Unbeknownst to the Grim Reaper, there are higher powers in conflict for where the human souls are to forever exist. God had been absent from heaven, creating new worlds and a new species which he created in his image. The angel named Lucifer corrupted with sinister power and feelings of abandonment, challenged God. Lucifer and his small band of rebel angels were exiled from heaven and forced to live in the new realm of hell which has tainted them. Lucifer out of jealousy inflicts God's new creation with sin, his way of not being forgotten. The ruler of hell discovers a way he can rejoin God in heaven. Every human on earth must perish. But Lucifer is not powerful enough to destroy all the life on the planet himself. Through his sinful manipulation Lucifer plots to unleash Armageddon on earth, and take back his rightful place in heaven.

Superboy Book One: Trouble in Paradise

Author:Karl Kesel,Eddie Berganza

Publisher:DC Comics

ISBN:1401283748

Total Pages:272

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Spinning out of the classic graphic novels DEATH OF SUPERMAN and REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN, Superman's clone is flying solo in his own series, SUPERBOY BOOK ONE: TROUBLE IN PARADISE! Collected for the first time ever, Superman writer and artists Karl Kesel, Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood and others introduce the new Superboy to the world, and if you ask the Boy of Steel, the world couldn't be luckier. Wanting to be his own hero, Superboy embarks on a world tour only to settle in the state of Hawaii. Along with his companions Roxy, Rex and Dubbilex, Superboy settles down in the island paradise, declares himself the Hero of Hawaii and looks forward to basking in his superhero fame. Like many well laid plans, Superboy's life quickly becomes more complicated than he could ever image. Stricken by the clone plague ravaging Metropolis, Superboy must fight his own rogues gallery, including the likes of Knockout, Sidearm, Scavenger, the Silicon Dragons and King Shark. Features SUPERBOY #0-10.

Wilde Nights in Paradise

Author:Tonya Burrows

Publisher:Entangled: Ignite

ISBN:1622662245

Total Pages:250

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Former Marine Jude Wilde's motto has always been "burn bridges and never look back," so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they're forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can't ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker's threats escalate to attempted murder, he's left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend's safe house in Key West, FL. Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby's resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body's demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt? Each book in the Wilde Security series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Wilde Nights in Paradise Book #2 Wilde for Her Book #3 Wilde at Heart Book #4 Running Wilde Book #5 Too Wilde to Tame

The Consultant's Scorecard, Second Edition: Tracking ROI and Bottom-Line Impact of Consulting Projects

Author:Jack Phillips,Patti Phillips

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071759204

Total Pages:256

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Whether yours is a small one-person hop or a large mega-consulting powerhouse, the revised edition of The Consultant's Scorecard helps you move past the same old promises and provide cold, hard proof of success--which you must offer if you want to compete in today's fiercely competitive and fast-growing consulting industry. Jack and Patti Phillips have fully updated their authoritative work to put you in the best possible position to sell your services to clients who demand proof of unmistakable financial value. On the flipside, this book helps clients determine the validity of prospective consultants' promises and track progress after hiring. The Consultant’s Scorecard offers simple data collection techniques for measuring the value of a project in six key areas: Client satisfaction New knowledge and skills acquired by the client Successful project implementation Business unit impact Return on investment Intangible benefits In addition to enabling you to measure your contribution, this process provides a framework you can use to focus on results throughout the consulting intervention. The key concept in any consulting project today is "accountability." Senior managers are being held more and more accountable for the consulting fees they pay out--so they're requiring more accountability from consultants. The Consultant's Scorecard helps both parties involved in the process form rocksolid measurements of the value of any project. PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION OF THE CONSULTANT’S SCORECARD: "Jack Phillips's unique approach to measuring the return on investment of consulting makes The Consultant's Scorecard a must-read for anyone involved in the consulting process." -- Stephen R. Covey, author of the bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Consulting clients are demanding more and more assurance that the large fees they pay will bring measurable results to their organizations. The Consultant's Scorecard is the tool you need to create effective impact and ROI statements for every project proposal you submit. Consultants and ROI experts Jack and Patti Phillips show how to measure and report value, results, and impact to dramatically expand your business. The Consultant's Scorecard includes: Examples of successful projects Important trends and timely issues Downloadable tools provided online Expansive self-assessment checklist Templates for easy use