Chocolate is better than men, and so are dogs.
At least, that’s what Dakota Parker tells herself as she mends her broken heart and finds forever homes for rescue animals. So far, so good. She can indulge her love of chocolate where she works while her foster dogs provide her with the unconditional love she craves. What more does she need? Seattle architect Bryce Grayson is counting the days until he can return home to the big city with his father in tow. That is if he can convince his dad to leave Montana. Bryce’s escape plan, however, goes astray when he meets Dakota. Her sweet kisses put the chocolate she sells to shame. Maybe he should be the one to move to Marietta, but could he be happy living in such a small town? He has until Thanksgiving to decide.
Edinburgh, Scotland: On a rainy night in 1479, twelve expectant mothers gave their lives so their unborn daughters could live. Falsely accused of murder, the twelve coven-sisters cast a spell to send their girls to a time when they would not be prosecuted for their blood heritage as Earth Witches. Unknown to the mothers, an ancient evil followed the daughters to rid them of their powers and take them for his own. O'Neill, Nebraska: In present day 2015, betrayal is something Heather has never had to deal with before. She’s learned the man chosen for her by Fate is nothing more than a mirage. How can Heather trust him ever again? Except now that she’s turned him away, Heather finds out that her powers have also vanished. Is forgiving him for his deception worth getting back everything she’s losing? Is the man she fell in love with still alive?
Plus forte que l’éternité - Un jeune couple aux prises au pire des tourments - La perspective d'une nouvelle vie pour conjurer le sort macabre - Un lieu chargé d'histoire Quel terrible secret va découvrir la jeune femme? La découverte de la vérité fera-t-elle écho à la vie du jeune couple? Faut-il réveiller les fantômes du passé? Dans ce nouveau livre de D-F Novel, vous retrouvez les ingrédients d'une histoire fantastique et d'une enquête mystérieuse aux portes de l'au-delà. Un livre pour les amateurs d'histoires surnaturelles et de frissons... —————————————————————————————————————— Extrait du livre : "Le couple commença à visiter les lieux qui étaient restés en l’état depuis de nombreuses années. Chaque pièce de la grande demeure semblait raconter une histoire. Les murs de la maison étaient imprégnés de la présence des différents propriétaires qui s’étaient succédé depuis la fin du XIXe siècle. Laura arrêta son regard sur un immense portrait du premier propriétaire des lieux situé au-dessus de l’impressionnante cheminée en marbre à l’extrémité de la pièce au fond du grand salon.
Ce tableau de l’ancien maître de la maison fascina Laura, de part sa taille mais aussi par le regard puissant et inquiétant de cet homme mort depuis plus d’un siècle. Le visage froid et dur, il était assis sur une chaise, vêtu de vêtements noirs de jais. Le fond de la scène était composé de drapés sombres, la peinture ne respirait pas la gaieté.
La jeune femme ressentit un frisson courir le long de sa colonne vertébrale.
Les yeux du vieil homme semblaient la fixer et Laura sentit un grand malaise naître en elle, une inquiétude..." —————————————————————————————————————— AVIS RECENTS : "Une belle petite histoire de fantôme avec une fin positive, j'ai beaucoup aimé..." Pauline.P - FACEBOOK "Le style d'écriture est efficace, l'ambiance est bien retranscrite, les personnages attachantes, je valide !!" Jacqueline - FACEBOOK "Fan d'histoire de fantôme, ce petit livre m'a beaucoup plu.
Une intrigue sympa et une fin de livre poétique..." GhostAddict - FACEBOOK "Premier petit livre que j'achète de cet auteur, excellent pas déçue ! je le recommande !" Magali.B - FACEBOOK "Je n'attendais pas grand chose du livre, je l'ai prix en abonnement il ne m'a rien coûté mais j'ai été agréablement surprise. pendant une petite heure l'histoire de ce couple et surtout de cette jeune femme à remplie mon temps. Très belle histoire. Frédérique - FACEBOOK
From volunteers ready to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border to the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children who have marched in support of immigrant rights, the United States has witnessed a surge of involvement in immigration activism. In The Latino Threat, Leo R.
Chavez critically investigates the media stories about and recent experiences of immigrants to show how prejudices and stereotypes have been used to malign an entire immigrant population—and to define what it means to be an American.
Pundits—and the media at large—nurture and perpetuate the notion that Latinos, particularly Mexicans, are an invading force bent on reconquering land once considered their own. Through a perceived refusal to learn English and an "out of control" birthrate, many say that Latinos are destroying the American way of life. But Chavez questions these assumptions and offers facts to counter the myth that Latinos are a threat to the security and prosperity of our nation. His breakdown of the "Latino threat" contests this myth's basic tenets, challenging such well-known authors as Samuel Huntington, Pat Buchanan, and Peter Brimelow. Chavez concludes that citizenship is not just about legal definitions, but about participation in society. Deeply resonant in today's atmosphere of exclusion, Chavez's insights offer an alternative and optimistic view of the vitality and future of our country.
On 15 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist, was killed by British Army troops in Iraq. He had been arrested the previous day in Basra and was taken to a military base for questioning. For forty-eight hours he and nine other innocent civilians had their heads encased in sandbags and their wrists bound by plastic handcuffs and had been kicked and punched with sustained cruelty. A succession of guards and casual army visitors took pleasure in beating the Iraqis, humiliating them, forcing them into stress positions in temperatures up to 50 degrees Centigrade, and watching them suffer in the dirty concrete building where they were held. Other soldiers, officers, medics, the padre, did not take part in the violence but they saw what was happening and did nothing to stop it. Some knew it was wrong. Some weren't sure. Some were too scared to intervene.
But none said anything or enough until it was far too late and Baha Mousa had been beaten to death. This book tells the inside story of these crimes and their aftermath. It examines the institutional brutality, the bureaucratic apathy, the flawed military police inquiry and the farcical court martial that attempted to hold people criminally responsible. Even though a full public inquiry reported its findings into the crimes in September 2011, its mandate restricted what it could say.
The full story, told with the power of a true-crime expose or court-room drama, shows how this was not simply about a few bad men or 'rotten apples'. It shines a light on all those involved in the crime and its investigation, from the lowest squaddie to the elite of the army and politicians in Cabinet.
What it reveals is devastating.
One hundred years ago, a Russian physician named Nicholas Russel (alias Nikolai Konstantinovich Sudzilovskii) stormed the Golden State from San Francisco to Soapweed and penned an unvarnished account of campers and cranks, country dances and cutthroat capitalism. Russel's testy travelogue - entertaining, outspoken, often outraged, sometimes outrageous - was unearthed a century later in a Moscow archive by Stanford historian Terence Emmons, who oversaw its translation. Emmons's further inquiry into Russel's bizarre background yields the portrait of a man whose cantankerous spirit eventually led him into a dogfight with the Russian Orthodox Church, election to the presidency of the Hawaiian Senate, paternity at age 68, and a plan to incite an invasion of pre-Revolutionary Russia by Mongolian partisans.
The result? Around California in 1891 - a feisty slice of California history the Chamber of Commerce may have forgotten to mention.
In the summer of 2004, I traveled around the perimeter of the country by train - an 8,000 mile journey which included stops in New Orleans, Tucson, Oxnard, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Chicago. This book is a photo collection featuring over 100 of my best images taken on the trip along with the text of my 16,000-word travelogue. This book will delight readers who enjoy trains, travel, history, baseball, architecture, and stunning black and white photography. Read about my travels along some of Amtrak's most famous routes: Empire Builder, Sunset Limited, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Cascades, and Lakeshore Limited. Learn about the history and see the sights of each city through the lens of my camera. Other highlights of the book include my encounters with rattlesnakes outside of Tucson, a visit to Channel Islands National Park, a tour of New Orleans' French Quarter, a descent into underground Seattle, and my experiences at four major league ballparks in Chicago, Seattle, and Minneapolis.