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      by Published on 07-31-2012 02:36 PM
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      In the scope of fewer than 24 hours, Clare Morehouse, wife of a British diplomat in Paris, endures more life-altering situations than most experience in a decade. From flower shop to police station, encountering aristocrats and terrorists, Clare plays her role as dutiful helpmate and patriot with dignity and grace. In the course of preparing for a last-minute, but very important dinner party that could lead to a new and prestigious posting in Ireland for her husband, Clare selects the menu, cajoles a petulant chef, supervises housekeeping tasks, reassures insecure staff, agonizes over ...
      by Published on 07-17-2012 12:08 PM
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      Texas Ranger Tyler Steele never realized that literally bumping into Samantha and her daughter, Hope, on a foggy highway would change all of their lives. With no gas, no money, a broken-down car and a sick daughter, Sam’s predicament is not one that the honorable cowboy can ignore. Fierce independence and her desire to protect her child from strangers, makes Sam resist his assistance initially, but an attack by a deranged and violent ex-boyfriend leaves her no choice but to go with him. With a strong sense of right and wrong, Tyler has always been a man to aid the innocent and the unprotected, so helping Sam is not out of character for him. His own life in chaos, he’s at least able to rescue ...
      by Published on 06-17-2012 12:01 AM
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      An indefinite stay in a French prison is not the expected culmination of any girls’ getaway weekend, no matter how “Gone Wild” the girls are, and it is certainly not something these privileged women anticipated. Four beautiful and well to do women are on a four day holiday in Monaco, compliments of the wealthiest woman, Serena, whose husband Simon is a billionaire. The other friends are Winnie, an English woman, Bryah, a copper-skinned South African and Abby, an American. All are on this trip without their husbands and plan to spend the four days partying and enjoying every moment of their holiday. To ensure that everyone experiences the thrill of high ...
      by Published on 06-16-2012 12:03 AM
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      "Grief is the price we pay for love." It may seem out of character for these words to have come from the lips of Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning monarch who is seen by the world as reserved and formal, but Sally Bedell Smith’s impressive biography offers new insight that presents Her Majesty as being kind, warm, witty and loving. Told as a chronological narrative, the book re-counts intimate details in the life of Elizabeth from her childhood upbringing to her present situation as she prepares to ...
      by Published on 06-13-2012 12:14 AM
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      "Being dead takes the fun out of living." This is just one of the dozens of humorous truisms spoken by the unforgettable characters in this unique story set in a bottomland region of East Texas in the 1930’s. The storyteller is 16-year old Sue Ellen, who with her two best friends, Terry and Jinx, embarks on an adventure that is at times terrifying, at times humorous, but always entertaining. Terry is a “pretty” boy who is called a sissy by the ignorant rural townspeople and Jinx is a “colored” girl with a quick wit and sharp tongue. While fishing in the river, Terry and Sue Ellen, discover a body which ...
      by Published on 06-11-2012 12:02 AM
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      When the dreaded number "311.6" appears on a beeper's screen, doctors in the neurosurgery department at Chelsea General know that one of their colleagues is about to have a very bad day. As ER doctor George Villanueva explains to a curious intern at the teaching hospital, “Those numbers represent an invitation to the most secret and best-guarded meetings that ever take place in a hospital. Morbidity and Mortality, some call it. Others call it Death and Complications. I call it the Someone Effed Up Conference. " Monday morning at 6 am in room 311 is the traditional setting for the meeting, and the book Monday Mornings chronicles the lives and careers of 5 doctors at Chelsea General who find themselves reluctant participants in the ...
      by Published on 05-02-2012 12:26 AM
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      Marcus Mansfield never expected to be a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's first graduating class in 1868. Only a few years earlier, as a Union solder, he'd endured daily torture in a Confederate prison camp. At the war's end he returns to New England to a job in an iron works where he is recruited by William Barton Rogers, the founder of MIT. In addition to students with traditional educational backgrounds, Rogers is looking for students with innate abilities to apply scientific principles to practical arts. He finds this in Marcus, whose mechanical modifications and inventions cause him to stand out among his factory peers. MIT's motto is the Latin Mens et Manus or "Mind and Hands" and Rogers can see that Marcus embodies this principle. When a series of calamities rocks the peaceful ...


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