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Fierce and feared, 16th-century Highland laird Greylen MacGreggor has yet to meet his match—until Dr. Gwendolyn Reynolds falls through time and into his arms. Get spellbound by this time travel romance.
It is rare that a book transports you to another world so magical and enthralling that you hate to have to put down the book to go to work, but this book does just that. From the very first page, the reader is drawn into Gwen’s world where she is an accomplished surgeon and feels her ache and longing for…something…and then the reader is drawn into Greylen’s mind as he rages against what he is sure is to be his deepest betrayal and his conviction that he will always feel the emptiness he now knows. Once Gwen and Greylen find each other, the story unfolds and takes many turns as Greylen is forced to leave his newly found love to deal with troubles and daily responsibilities of running his clan in Medieval Scotland and Gwen has to come to terms with where and when she now finds herself. The characters and emotion and imagery are so well done in this story that the reader can’t help but laugh out loud at the humor and cry at the love and pain. While this is a romantic story, it’s not your typical romance novel. It’s filled with time travel, prophecies, and a view into what life is like for these two both in the now and in the past 500 years ago. But, what is most appealing is that no matter what time line the story is in, people and their basic needs, comforts and emotions are very much the same – which is what makes for a truly transcendent love story that passes through time no matter when it happens.
Double Down: Bet on Yourself and Succeed on Your Terms
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As African American women who have climbed their way to the highest ranks of the media world, Tricia and Antoinette have learned that to win when the deck is stacked against you, you need to ditch the old Status Quo rules. Whether you’re starting your career, wondering why you’re not further along, or looking to pivot,you’ve got to double down on yourself, and you’ve got to cultivate a tribe of people who will double down on you, too.
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JY 5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ September 11, 2019 An inspiring book full of tools to help you reach your next level of success! I especially loved how Tricia and Antoinette have specific examples of how and what they did as they moved forward in their careers, starting from their first jobs tying back to useful information and examples from their fellow "boss ladies". Each chapter inspires on how to find and cultivate your own talents, "Double Down" on your crew and really learn to recognize what you can contribute by finding that white space and opportunity to shine.
A definite must read and an important book for anyone who's starting their career or already in theirs and wants to learn to excel!
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Would your character change ... if you had all the money in the world? And all the time? Would you become a better person? Or worse?
Betsy 5.0 out of 5 stars Non stop excitement. You are in for a thrilling ride. Highly recommend this book. May 1, 2019 As we have come to expect with Tim Tigner novels, from the minute you start the story, you are hooked, following the twists and turns and non-stop action. This author’s stories are always roller coaster adventures that are difficult to put down. I welcome the introduction of two new characters, Zachary Chase and Skylar Fawkes. I enjoyed the Agatha Christie touch. You like these two and their interaction in pursuing the story to conclusion is both exciting and satisfying, in this case, the mystery of immortality. I look forward to more stories with these two characters.
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A deadly poisoning, a stolen painting and a criminal mastermind challenge the skills of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan as never before in their latest high-stakes case. New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers has crafted a gripping novel of international intrigue and suspense not to be missed.
Read all in the Sharp and Donovan series and this one was just as great!!!!!! The story was a good one but just love getting back into all the regular characters. Carla Neggers never disappoints when it comes to Sharp and Donovan and the entire family of characters. Can't wait for more!!!!!!
Last of the Redmen is a coming of age story about an underdog named Billy Mitaritonna from Rosedale, Queens in New York who perseveres to achieve his dream. This memoir chronicles the supportive relationship between Billy and his father Angelo, who used sports to teach life lessons. Starting in the 1980's, Billy went through personal setbacks as a teenager that he needed to overcome. He loved the game of basketball but he was cut from the Archbishop Molloy basketball team all 4 years in high school. With the guidance of his father Angelo, he did not quit despite the odds and played for Westbrook College in Portland, Maine and St.John's University in Queens, NY. Read Last of the Redmen to learn how Billy Mitaritonna overcame adversity to become a college basketball player and successful high school teacher and coach. Sometimes you only need one person to believe you can succeed. Billy was lucky to have several people in his life to guide him in the right direction. Last of the Redmen is a feel good story that will motivate you never to quit on your dream no matter what people say or do.
suzanne cochrane 5.0 out of 5 stars A required read ....for all ! Such an inspiring perspective into the life of a coach and the world of high school/college basketball. I could not help the flood of emotions that filled my being during many of the stories shared. Growing up In Queens, our family love of the Mets, and a current parent of Hills West children added to the emotions I felt. I enjoyed this book immensely. I have a new appreciation for the selflessness of a high school coach. That so many teens have and continue to be impacted by Coach Mitaritonna’s leadership and example is a blessing. The value of young people to know their passion, work hard, and to believe in themselves are only a few of the takeaways here. This book should be a required read for both students and parents ! Although not a coach I learned a few helpful concepts I can use in my leadership role at work- what an added bonus to a read I thoroughly enjoyed. At the end of each of our stories we leave a legacy-Coach Mitaritonna’s is creating one he can be extremely proud of.
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“Deep Within a Blueberry Sky” exemplifies the quintessential elements of what the selfless acts of giving and teaching, both profound offerings of love, really signify, and the tremendous good that comes, as a result.
“Deep Within a Blueberry Sky” celebrates all that is good in people and all that is good in all things. It also reveals to the reader by the use of deep, powerful prose, a full range of emotions spanning from the depths of one’s soul to the highest mountaintop.
Brilliant! I look forward to the day my baby boy is old enough for me to read this book aloud to him, so he may learn the valuable life lessons within. The bonus for me; I will get to read this heartfelt story again.
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“A novel that celebrates life and love the way only the best fantasy tales can.” -Kirkus Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Skye, a locksmith’s apprentice, loves to shapeshift into a sparrow using a windrider—a forbidden magical amulet. During one of her outings, she accidentally reveals herself to the Conjurer Lord Fellstone. The tyrant sends his knights after her, resulting in the murder of her father. Driven to reverse his fate, Tessa and her two companions embark on a perilous quest seeking love, revenge, and a cure for death.
"Those who enjoyed Harry Potter but who seek a feisty, determined female protagonist will find much to appreciate in the complexity and atmosphere of Dreadmarrow Thief." -Midwest Book Review
This book is a fun, witty, clever, and adventure-filled fantasy novel. Tessa Sky is a courageous, clever, and determined character that I found really easy to like. She is loyal, caring, and feisty and her relationships to her family and friends are well-built and interesting. I also loved that she is a strong female character that took charge of her own story. I love fantasy novels, and this one was a really fun adventure to undertake with unique and fun characters. I was also impressed by the magic system of the story as it held within it a lot of mystery and intrigue. I was quickly engaged within the story and couldn't put it down. If you like epic fantasy adventures with plenty of magic and strong characters, then this is a must read.
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In Dance with Honey, two couples' relationships are examined through thoughtful, provocative and oftentimes humorous dialogue. Helen and Walt have been married for almost thirty years. The spark has faded, and Walt finds himself looking elsewhere for romantic fulfillment. With enough holes in her marriage to rival a slice of Swiss cheese, Helen gives way to new possibilities to awaken the passion. The second couple, Brenner and Irving are a happy and successful gay couple with plans to wed. However, an encounter with a coworker forces Irving to confront some painful memories from his past. Brenner is left to wrestle with the question of how far he is willing to go to keep Irving happy.
In the spring of 2020, a very special class is graduating from high school. This class of students has just one thing in common. The class is comprised completely of 37 survivors – of children whose pregnant mothers were in and around the World Trade Center on 9/11, but whose mothers survived, and gave birth within the next few months. These 37 students are part of a longitudinal study known as “Operation Steel Survivors” and their very public commencement is now scheduled for Carnegie Hall in Manhattan.
Hope Campton is the Valedictorian and graduation speaker of Operation Steel Survivors Class of 2020, getting ready to deliver 5-7 minutes of inspiration to a class full of young adults who were born in the aftermath of the greatest tragedy of a generation. Press and public are awaiting the start of the ceremony, but it’s beginning to look like the only two people that Hope wants to see in the audience are not going to make it.
Meanwhile, Kate Monroe and Ian Campton are battling more than just New York City traffic to get to their destination. It seems a lifetime of choices are catching up with each of them, and the detours and traffic stops aren’t helping anything.
Enter Rory Garcia, a young and hungry journalist who gets detoured on her way to cover an immigration rights protest at City Hall. When her cab is involved in a collision outside Carnegie Hall, she decides instead to cover the commencement of Operation Steel Survivors, and the highly anticipated Valedictorian speech of the day.
Rory arrives at Carnegie Hall on the heels of a bitter argument with her Cuban-American husband. Frustrated and flustered, Rory unwittingly uncovers a story that threatens to dwarf Hope Campton’s graduation speech. While waiting for the commencement ceremony to start, a mysterious stranger tells Rory a time-bending story about epic love, loss, and sacrifice, and suddenly the story Rory thinks she is covering only as an outsider looking in - becomes so much more. It’s The Life of Pi meets Sliding Doors meets Sophie’s Choice. It’s neither a prequel, nor a sequel, but rather another chapter altogether of the award-winning novel, Lemongrass Hope.
Simon, just as he does with every Bailey Daily video, reaching out connecting with us human to human, and illuminating the best in each of us. "Be the SPARK" is a valuable hospitality and customer service action plan. Great service is much more than a please, thank you and have a nice day, and Simon will guide you towards achieving higher standards by delivering Platinum Service. He immerses you with interesting stories and testimonials of why making a connection is vital to the customer experience, making this book an enjoyable read. ~Lori Grimm
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In today's competitive business world, there's no place for lackluster performance, half-brilliant contributions, or low-burning customer service. When you find your SPARK you shine brilliantly against a backdrop of automation, algorithms, and autonomous cars. You realize you weren't just hired to do a job; your purpose is to surpass all expectations and create memorable moments that surprise and delight your customers.
You have the opportunity to BE THE SPARK for your company, customers, and employees, and this book will teach you how. Author Simon T. Bailey shares five proven methods to equip you with a simple framework that will help you infuse your culture with a mindset that captures the hearts and minds of employees so they will, in turn, capture the hearts and minds of customers. Through evidence-based research, stories, and examples, Be the SPARK will teach you how to attract and retain customers in a growing global market, turn customers into loyal fans, and create unforgettable moments that keep them coming back.
Best of all, this book will help you find and ignite your inner SPARK. It's time to light the fire in your belly, to kindle your passion, and Be The SPARK that creates the change you want to see in yourself, your company, and the world.