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Lucky, a tall Swede with Viking blood running through his veins, and Julie, who grew up as his neighbor, find themselves tested first by the Great Depression and World War II, and then by the temptations life throws their way. Follow Lucky as he goes on a dangerous mission to the North Pacific. He’s there only one day before being wounded and making a discovery – a wooden box filled with cut rubies from Burma. He returns home and marries Julie, but he can't stop thinking about the rubies. - March 30, 2011
Danny Gardner was happily living his life with his young family, fulfilled in his job and deeply in love with his wife, Stephanie, when he received the call that would change his life forever. Dorothy Connolly, the mother of his best friend from childhood and like a second mother to Danny himself, summoned him back to his hometown. Upon arrival, his dark suspicions were confirmed. Michael had committed suicide, and the entire town was in shock. - March 30, 2011
An individual’s perception of the world governs his behavior, and the outcomes of that behavior can have lasting effects – good and bad. The author offers foundational truths and passages from the Bible to help people develop “life-enhancing strategies for correcting thinking errors and behaviors that hinder spiritual growth,” as he writes. The book combines social science disciplines and Christian principles to help individuals recognize the majesty of something greater than themselves. - March 30, 2011
Knowing how to get your credit score above 700 and keeping it there can save you thousands of dollars throughout your life, the author writes. Readers will discover why their credit score is so important and can explore myths and misunderstandings about credit scores. The book chronicles important consumer lessons: how to create a good credit score, use credit wisely and resolve financial problems. - March 30, 2011
Project managers and other professionals get a leg up on the competition with this practical guide to passing the new Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) certification exam. The Project Management Institute introduced the Risk Management Professional credential in 2008 to promote a specialist role in project risk management, recognizing the growth and complexity of the industry. This book guides professionals so they will know what to expect and pass the certification exam the first time. - March 30, 2011
Sometimes life brings big opportunities in small packages. That’s what happens to David Fletcher, a bright and ambitious man awaiting his destiny, when a battered manila envelope appears on his desk. Fletcher escapes from his father’s disapproval in his chosen career and travels to Japan... - March 20, 2011
When private detective Tom Logan sat down to enjoy a sandwich at a Hollywood deli, he had no inkling that he would soon find himself embroiled in a hair-raising adventure that could possibly take his life. A “slinky blonde” straight out of a pulp detective novel kicks off the story, offering Logan $50 in exchange for discovering the identity of the person leaving frightening threats against her life. The book is a charming page-turner, full of colorful characters and set in 1930s Hollywood. - March 18, 2011
Dogs can teach humans something about accountability, leading by example to show their reliability, caring and loyalty. That’s the premise of this intriguing book, which follows the author’s exploration of this subject with his four dogs, touching on seven areas of accountability that provide the key to a successful career and life. The book helps readers learn more about leveraging accountability to power maximum performance, forge deeper relationships and boost careers. - March 13, 2011
Timothy Brompton is a typical upper-class Victorian man, busy managing the business left to him after his father’s untimely death. Thames Pharmaceuticals has prospered under Brompton’s direction and it is well on the way to becoming one of the pre-eminent pharmaceutical companies in the land. But his success triggers a game of cat and mouse, with deadly results. - March 13, 2011
Many people are busy: busy in their careers, with their families, busy making it from day to day. As we become absorbed in the minutiae of making a living and raising children, we forget to take time to, as Socrates suggested, “live the examined life.” Fortunately, author and educator Karen... - March 13, 2011
“Confessions of a Born-Again Catholic” is well-documented without being overwhelming, scholarly without being difficult, and honest and down to earth rather than high and mighty. If you are interested in the Bible, spirituality or the Catholic faith and its scriptural basis, read the author's story about lacking a personal relationship with Christ. After studying the Bible, he received that relationship. - March 13, 2011
Fryda and Natek, two young Polish Jews, met and fell in love at a sports resort in 1938. Their plans for marriage and family-building were postponed as Hitler began to systematically overtake Eastern Europe, crushing the Jewish population in his wake. Fearful for their future, the couple fled their troubled... - March 13, 2011
Dyan is a typical middle-class American girl in the early 1960’s. She lives with her parents and her brother and sister, and she’s looking forward to her upcoming summer vacation. It’s her hope that this will be the best summer yet, and she can’t wait to spend time with her friends. Unfortunately, one bad choice changes the course of Dyan’s summer as well as the course of the rest of her life and the lives of her loved ones. She and her friends are forced to deal with tragedy and heartbreak. - March 13, 2011
Irish Lit is a rip-roaring adventure with a likeable hero in Al Santorini, who's captured a dangerous criminal. He’s in line for a big commendation and his career is going well when he falls victim to a sniper’s rifle. He’s injured, but most of all he’s eager to find the shooter that nearly killed him. In his search, he’s taken on wild chase across two continents to find a former IRA member with a grudge against Santorini. - March 13, 2011
Meet Judy, a 32-year-old law-school graduate who is struggling to pass the bar exam. This twice-divorced woman has no children and works at a large law firm as a paralegal. She’s trying to make her way in a world that hasn’t yet heard of iPods or social networking (except in a singles bar). This modern-day soap opera follows Judy and her Baby Boomer friends. This humorous read with a dark side offers insights into the generation that began and corrupted the sexual revolution. - March 13, 2011
Life can take unexpected turns sometimes, and that’s when hearing the right word can make all the difference. Words that inspire, instruct and encourage people help them through times of transition, crisis or uncertainty, whether in body or soul. This collection of inspirational writings pairs... - March 13, 2011
This group of short tales aims featuring children and animals provides a moral lesson for all: Love one another and all living things. For instance, consider the story of an orphaned field mouse who is desperately lonely, watching other mice run and play. His kind deed of helping a frightened, chained... - March 13, 2011
Marilyn Monroe lives on in the public’s imagination, a Hollywood starlet who committed suicide. But what if history could be changed? That’s the provocative idea behind this novel. Marilyn, who is in love with President John Kennedy, dreams of tracking Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara in his Amazon hideout and bring him with her to meet Kennedy. Her goal is to help Kennedy make up for the political disaster known as the Bay of Pigs. - March 08, 2011
As this thriller begins, two German immigrants are discussing Hitler’s plan to take over the United States from the inside – by establishing and continuing his Third Reich in California. Although the fuehrer is dead, his dream will live on. One group would bring U.S. residents around to the... - March 08, 2011
Sometimes going against conventional wisdom pays off. That’s certainly the case for Gary Chartrand, who transformed a company and an industry by becoming an “unreasonable leader.” This is the story of how he led a food brokerage firm from a regional operation to an international sales and marketing agency powerhouse employing more than 16,000 people in the United States and Canada. In a 12-year span, Acosta’s sales exploded from $3 billion to $60 billion. - March 08, 2011
When a high-ranking U.S. diplomat is subjected to an attack by air in Iraq, the military personnel in charge decide the time has come to ensure American lives are not again put at risk. So the U.S. government awards a contract to a defense consortium. Their mission: build a state-of-the-art defensive system that uses nanotechnology. Over the next 18 months, these men and women work tirelessly, but first the device will be used on a strategic mission -- destroying a nuclear weapons facility. - March 08, 2011
When Jonathan was born, his mother declared him to be the handsomest apple on the tree. His father bragged about how strong and healthy his little blossom was. As spring becomes summer and summer becomes fall, Jonathan learns how to be a big apple and fall from his parents’ branch. Applesauce charmingly relates the story of how apples grow in orchards and introduces young readers to Jonathan’s friends: Alexander, Mac and Allington Pippin, a beautiful green apple. - March 08, 2011
Final Drive, published by Dog Ear Publishing, follows the story of a Midwestern family’s great loss when, out of the blue, Hess’ husband tells her he wants a divorce. He says he’s no longer in love with her and wants to shed his family responsibilities. Seemingly overnight, he goes from being a devoted husband and father to someone who acts as if his family and 20-year marriage meant nothing. Tragedy strikes again a few months later when Bill dies after a terrible motorcycle accident. - March 06, 2011
So What If, published by Dog Ear Publishing, provides a starting point of discussion for seekers who want to find the right road to start their journey or for skeptics who are still open minded. It explores evil done in the name of God and by dictators who reject the God of the Bible. The book also explores what the author calls “living evidence for the God of the Bible” in the form of people who believed in that God and who changed the lives of other for the better. - March 06, 2011
Think of a journey that begins on a spiritual plane beyond imagining, pair it with poetic verse and add striking illustrations – a combination that tells the story of a baby’s creation and birth. This story, told through Caleb’s eyes, follows his experience from before conception, through... - March 06, 2011
Two adventure seekers set off for the motorcycle ride of a lifetime, exploring more than 100,000 miles through 63 countries on 6 continents around the globe. Along the way, they encounter a charging elephant, near drowning, thieves, an active volcano and heatstroke. Energized by exploring the wonders... - March 06, 2011
An undiscovered painting by Vincent Van Gogh and the fascinating world of fine art auctions star in this riveting story, based on true accounts and experiences the author had during more than 40 years of attending, bidding and selling at auctions in the United States and Europe. - March 06, 2011
Christopher Lynch was one of the long-term unemployed in Kalamazoo, Michigan, when he saw a small want ad for a job with the FBI. Months later, he started in the mailroom at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; 30 years later, he left the CIA as a senior counterintelligence officer. The years that passed... - March 06, 2011
Georgia and Bentley fall in love in the spring of 1908 in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Neither has an inkling of how their relationship, tinged with betrayal, will ripple through lives for generations. Women of Summer follows the spellbinding story of a courageous sheriff determined to solve these senseless crimes, set against the backdrop of the blue-misted mountains. - March 06, 2011
Moments: A Novella and Short Stories prove that good things come in small packages. Convenient Access Road, the sole novella in the collection, is the story of the sea change that a man's life undergoes as he is confronted with feelings from his past and changes in the town’s landscape. Other stories include a student's thoughts on his recently deceased professor and a tale about a cancer survivor’s photo session with her beloved husband. - March 06, 2011
Looking for Sheville is a personal look at the early formation of the now thriving lesbian community in Asheville, North Carolina. When Matty comes out in the 1970s, gay liberation is a young movement, which Matty begins to explore, experiencing the first Southeastern Gay Conference, early women’s music festivals, the first National March for Lesbian and Gay Right - March 06, 2011
Morgan Feeney is a young Midwestern man who finds himself in the midst of a terrifying, confusing war on foreign soil. His friends and comrades are falling around him, and he is in constant danger of injury or death. He, too, is wounded. He eventually meets a beautiful woman, but she has scars of her own. Men With Broken Faces is a sympathetic portrait of an average man attempting to overcome the horrible trials of wartime and live a normal life. - March 06, 2011
Children of all ages get a thrill when they meet Dancer, a polar bear who lives in Canada in the Arctic. But he needs help because temperatures at his home aren't as cold as they used to be, and the ice is melting. Dancer Under the Lights puts the issue of global warming in terms even young children can understand and provides tips for people to help. - March 06, 2011
This aid to college chemistry students offers a different approach to the study of chemistry. Instead of trying to inspire interest in this sometimes-challenging subject and to turn students into budding scientists, it provides information students can use to pass basic chemistry classes. Students learn... - March 06, 2011
The arts, when executed well, are more than a simple celebration of life and a reflection of experience. Art helps civilize people, and changes not only how we view ourselves but also our attitudes toward others. The author urges people to rally to take back their culture to become real citizens, fully... - March 06, 2011
Scotland, a land ripe for fairy tales and fanciful thoughts, now is home to another creature from the depths: the Loch Lomond monster, known fondly as Lommie. He has a best friend, Becky, who brings him his favorite lunch – a peanut butter sandwich with honey. They swim to their favorite rock and play in the water for hours. Little do they know someone is about to capture Lommie to perform in a traveling circus. Can Becky and her cousin, Sir Aaron, rescue the sea serpent before it's too late? - March 05, 2011
Explore the physics of motion through the eyes of an electrical engineer with a passion for the subject and its historical development. The author explains the work of illustrious scientists such as Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein as they struggled to decipher the concept of motion. - March 05, 2011
Research has shown that it takes approximately 21 days to break a bad habit. It’s a simple fact: It’s almost impossible for people to lose weight without breaking their bad habits. Through humor, easy-to-understand tips and “lazy lifestyle lessons,” the author aims to help anyone who wants to succeed in dropping pounds, without a gym pass or turning their lives upside down. - March 05, 2011
Drew Baxter is suspected of having PTSD when injured in Fallujah. After many months of agonizing recovery at VA hospitals, he moves to Las Vegas, loses his money and becomes a vagrant. Drew’s life seems to be back on track, with the help of a psychiatrist, who diagnoses Drew’s compulsive disorder, while he lives alone on the Jersey shore. He meets Angie, a coworker, who supports him. COMPELLED is a gripping story of a man who endures OCD and confrontations, and wins the heart of his love. - February 01, 2011
Diversity Lane puts the author’s views of the liberal Left on center stage, told in a series of single-panel cartoons. At the Lane household, even choosing a babysitter and what toys the children play with take on political overtones. No topic is safe from Rawsthorne’s biting humor, whether it’s the president, mainstream media, protesters, global warming, biracial adoption or the education system. - February 01, 2011
Toni Apicelli was raised in a quiet north side Chicago neighborhood and was a popular high school cheerleader in the early 1960s. As the 1960s ushered in the civil rights movement, she found herself questioning the status quo around her and becoming more involved in the burgeoning protests. She, like... - January 25, 2011
Randi Marshall is, on the surface, an ordinary 25-year-old woman. She finds fulfillment in her nursing job, and is surrounded by loving friends and family. But deep down, Randi is scarred by her past. Five years ago, the love of Randi’s life disappeared without a trace, leaving nothing behind but... - January 25, 2011
A Son of Kentucky, published by Dog Ear Publishing, tells the story of Josiah’s return to his home after fighting in the Civil War, bearing not only his Medal of Honor but also the pain of an injured leg and feelings of guilt about leaving his farm, which is now in a shambles. Told in a series of flashbacks, Josiah’s compelling story ranges from his boyhood to meeting his passionate wife and enduring the horrors of the war. - January 25, 2011
“Why isn’t everybody happy? Why do so many people go through life feeling unfulfilled, incomplete? What is necessary to achieve happiness?” These questions form the basis of Thomas Gilgut’s exploration of the basic components of spiritual happiness and fulfillment. According to... - January 25, 2011
Millions of adults across the country take cholesterol-lowering medication, prescribed to help them fight the “silent killer” of cholesterol. The author says the drugs, one of the most profitable medications in the history of U.S. medication, will not protect them from the ravages of heart... - January 25, 2011
Alan is a writer, and he has been a writer for as long as he can remember. He finds himself making up stories about the mundane things he sees around him every day, and to his amazement his stories begin to come to life. There are limits to his powers; for example, he’s unable to summon objects,... - January 25, 2011
Robert R. Maldonado spent his childhood traveling the world with his family. He entered the Marine Corps and later embarked on a full career of flying helicopters with the elite Air Commandos of the Air Force Special Operations Command. In 1999, he retired from the military and sought a new career. He chose to become a public school teacher to fulfill his call to help others. In 2005, he felt led to take a leave of absence to pursue his spiritual growth. That decision changed his life. - January 25, 2011
The Six, published by Dog Ear Publishing, offers an up-close and personal glimpse into the world of male buddies, featuring both hilarious stories of raucous parties and antics, and heartbreaking anecdotes of regrets and rough times in the 1980s. Relive the days of high school hi jinx, young love and heart-thumping adventures, as seen through Frank’s eyes. - January 25, 2011
The author has a simple message, calling for all Christians to dare to be more like Jesus: to stop judging others and to start living a life of love. Christians, whether practicing their faith or not, should release God from the restrictions or preconceived notions of what He is and can do for them. Although making a leap of faith is not easy, someday, the author writes, we will be enlightened beyond imagining, and we should be ready to make the jump to paradise. - January 08, 2011
Jump Ball, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a touching coming-of-age story, and a sensitive portrayal of a girl on the edge - an average girl who could easily become a sad statistic but for the intervention of family and caring teachers and coaches. - January 07, 2011
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