Three-Time RITA Winner Invites Readers Back to the Captivating Coastal Town of Hope Harbor After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up--only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos--and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who's invaded the house with her motley crew. As for BJ, her client's son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn't high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves? Three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon takes readers back to Hope Harbor for a new season of charm, romance, and second chances.
A year ago, ex-Delta Force operator Steven Roark left the rigors of combat behind to run fishing charters in Hope Harbor, decompress, and talk some sense into his kid brother. Business is good--but making peace with his past is more challenging than he expected. First-grade teacher Holly Miller leads a quiet, low-profile existence--until she's recruited to advocate for a cause that's dear to her heart. When she solicits Steven's assistance, sparks fly--especially after they find themselves on opposite sides of an issue that disrupts their placid seaside community. As these two seemingly incompatible souls search for common ground, might they discover a deeper connection--and find that love can banish darkness and light the way to a future filled with promise? Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon invites you back to Hope Harbor--where hearts heal . . . and love blooms.
Author: Hope Ramsay Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette UK ISBN: 9781538712887 Book Pages: 416 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Jenna Fossey's life is about to change. An unexpected inheritance and the chance to meet relatives she never knew existed has her heading to the charming little town of Magnolia Harbor. But as soon as she arrives, long-buried family secrets lead to even more questions, and the only person who can help her find the answers is her sexy-as-sin sailing instructor. Nothing makes Jude St. Pierre feel more alive than racing on the open sea - at least, not until Jenna comes strolling down his dock asking for sailing lessons. But it feels wrong to be attracted to her - especially when he learns why she came to town. Jude knows she deserves the truth but can he help her discover it without losing her and the family he's come to think of as his own? Includes the bonus story "A Wedding on Lavender Hill" by Annie Rains! When an event planner is asked to create the perfect wedding in just three days, she must turn to the last person she wants to ask for help - the infuriating owner of the house on the hilltop.
Author: David Christopher Lane Genre: Publisher: ISBN: 1565437012 Book Pages: Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This little book explores the projective nature of consciousness by using various rides at Disneyland to explain how awareness works as a virtual simulator. See the following excerpt for a glimpse: Although it was initially billed as a scary ride, the Haunted Mansion turned out to be quite tame. However, there was one segment in the ride where a friend of mine got the creeps, since he assumed that the head (sans a body) within the crystal ball was a real person. He hadn't realized how far holographic technology had come at that point and couldn't imagine that it was merely a vaporous projection. I bring up these three examples because they underline something fundamental in our assessment of the consciousness of others. We can be easily duped. Not only can we impute conscious intentionality onto machine operated mannequins that lack it, we can even do it photographic film. Yet phenomenologically speaking, our own experience at the time of interacting with an audio-animatronics seems essentially the same as when we talk to certain humanoids. In other words, that which we believe is conscious turns out on closer inspection to be unconscious, at least in the commonsense ways that we use such terms in our day to day lives. But we don't need to go Disneyland to discover this, since we already have firsthand experience of innumerable conflations when we fall asleep and dream. In a strong dream, so many characters come alive and we interact as if each of them is real. Only when we wake up do we acknowledge that everything that occurred in the dream was simulated by us. We are, in sum, dreaming ourselves in various guises, even if we may be deceptively tricked to believe otherwise. Such is the confusing nature of our own self-awareness that we even objectify our own personas in various garbs and believe them to be ontologically apart from our own neural projections. Consciousness is a fantastic virtual simulator and because of its inclusivity and insular engineering it has an inherent tendency to believe its own machinations as exterior to itself and not as the byproduct of its own interiority.
Author: Anna Adams Genre: Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform ISBN: 1535243848 Book Pages: 338 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
I waited until the last two years of high school to take Spanish and am now one of only three seniors; Sam and Rob are the others. Every day we have to conjugate verbs and today, the teacher was in a rare mood. Amar: to love That's what I associated with Rob Holland, the newest student at Naylorville High who somehow has the power to make me blush, stammer and trip all at once. Molestar: to annoy That should be Sam Seeley's middle name. Since seventh grade he has annoyed me to the point where I should earn a gold medal for ignoring him. Matar: to kill This is what I want to do to the person putting black origami roses in my locker, writing hateful notes, rude emails and texts and throwing a rock at my bedroom window. Nadar: to swim My one talent. A college scholarship I desperately need. Something I never thought I wouldn't be able to do until an "accident" cuts my swim season short. Aprender: to learn I have a lot to learn. About Rob and how emotionally stunted a person can be. About Sam and how his life isn't better than anyone else's. About how one friend's mental illness can have lasting effects. About love. About myself...Lane Meyers.
Author: Charmas B. Lee Genre: Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform ISBN: 1548501751 Book Pages: 110 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
There are hundreds of books written on the X's and O's of leadership. However, few on how you, the leader, can create the "context or environment" for achieving unparalleled levels of success. Stay in your lane is a fresh new perspective on how leaders influence others to reach their true potential. The attitude of the leader affects the atmosphere of the office.
Author: Cecilia Lane Genre: Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform ISBN: 1973780003 Book Pages: 312 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Whoever said happy endings were easy was a fool or a liar. Cursed nearly a century ago by a demon he was hunting, Quinn Byrnes has waited impatiently to feel the sense of his mate in his head. After watching his brother settle down with a mate, a spark of hope ignites in Quinn when he finally feels the connection to his own woman. Following the instincts of his inner dragon, Quinn lands in London only to discover the woman destined to break his curse is working for his enemies. Lily Delaney would do anything to guarantee her sister's safety-including working as a bounty hunter for a powerful demon. When her latest hunt ends in failure, Lily finds herself face to face with a shifter who dumps equal amounts of desire and anger in her veins. Quinn is tall, tattooed, and his dazzling green eyes challenge her to take him as a mate even as he sets her life on fire. Quinn's presence unleashes unwanted demonic attention in the form of an ancient enemy that's now turned his sights on Lily. But with her target in the wind and her sister on the chopping block as punishment, time is running out for Lily to launch a daring rescue. As their foes circle, Quinn and Lily orbit around a truth neither wants to admit: happy endings come with a price.
A crumbling lighthouse is not part of the inheritance Army doctor Ben Garrison expects to claim when he journeys to Hope Harbor. Fresh out of the service, he wants only to unload the tower of bricks, decompress from years of treating battlefield trauma, and prepare to launch his civilian career. Hope Harbor Herald editor Marci Weber has other ideas. She may not be a Hope Harbor native, but the small Oregon seaside town has become home--and she's determined to save the Pelican Point landmark. Sparks fly as the two go head to head over the fate of the lighthouse. But when they start to cooperate, a different kind of fire ignites. And as they work together, might Hope Harbor heal the hearts of these two romance-wary souls? Bestselling author Irene Hannon invites readers back to their favorite town for a story that will light a beacon of hope within their hearts.
Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham has plenty on her plate raising her son alone and dealing with a sudden rash of petty theft and vandalism in her coastal Oregon hometown. As a result, she has zero time for extracurricular activities--including romance. Ex-con Adam Stone isn't looking for love either--but how ironic is it that the first woman to catch his eye is a police chief? Yet wishing for things that can never be is foolish. Nevertheless, when Lexie enlists Adam's help to keep a young man from falling into a life of crime, sparks begin to fly. And as they work together, it soon becomes apparent that God may have a different--and better--future planned for them than either could imagine. Lauded by Library Journal as "a master at character development," Irene Hannon welcomes readers back to this charming Oregon seaside village where hearts heal--and love blooms.