A collection of stories by the author who describes things that happened to him while living in the southern United States
It's been there for years, but this is her last chance to make him understand her feelings! When Nina said goodbye to Mike, she thought he knew the man who was leaving. But now Mike is back from Army boot camp for short two weeks, and their feelings for each other threaten to boil over. As soon as Nina sees Mike at the door again, she knows nothing can ever be the same.
A couple short months away have transformed Mike into a hot military hunk. Nina tries to hide the deluge of desire, but Mike insists they need to talk. The welcome home party rages on while they finally expose the taboo love that has been simmering below the surface all this time, and the results are explosive. Will she let him take her, hard and without protection for the first time? Even if it means risking a taboo pregnancy? **Short, standalone taboo romance, no cliffhanger. Explicit language, not intended for readers under18**
On the eve of World War II, a divided nation faces an uncertain future. Only one American in four favors becoming involved in world affairs. Labor strikes have slowed production, and the Japanese threaten stability in the Pacific. Against this backdrop of uncertainty Reverend James Dunn must somehow offer comfort to those near to him, yet at the same time try to deal with his own personal struggles. As war draws nearer, Reverend Dunn becomes aware this war will change everything.
Not so very long ago it seemed reasonable to assert that the influence of religion on global politics was on the wane.
As the Western world became increasingly secular and the process of globalisation deepened, it seemed inevitable - on the surface at least - that the voice of religion was to be heard softly if it was to be heard at all. This has now changed, and changed perhaps irrevocably. As Jeff Haynes argues in this thought-provoking and important new book, various religious 'actors' are now significantly involved in international relations and have become a crucial influence on policy in a post-Westphalian world.
International Relations and Religion guides the reader through the complex issues at the heart of this topic with clarity and insight. The book starts with a close reading of the many theoretical and analytical concepts - notably Huntington and the clash of civilisations - that have grown up around this area and then concludes with a summary of the issues under discussion and attempts to put into context what it means to live in a world that is increasingly shaped by a whole host of diverse religious groups.
Lisa Manning is just out of prison, and her main goal is to regain her daughter from her overbearing aunt and rebuild her life.
Having learned how to forgive while incarcerated, Lisa soon learns how to love again when she meets banker Ethan Vance.
Adrift on the Ark is a collection of personal essays by Margaret Thompson that offers a straightforward study of the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world. The essays look at a wide range of beings-from spiders to peacocks-and cover issues such as our irrational phobias, our fascination with zoos, and the myths and stories we have created around the other occupants of this earth. They also observe the joy animals bring to us as our pets and the altruistic relationship between caregivers and companions. With lively anecdotes and engaging portraits of the animals who have enriched Margaret's life, these entertaining and personal essays serve a double purpose: as a reminder of our place in the natural order and our intricate connections with animals; and as a warning about how much we stand to lose by ignoring our responsibilities for all life on earth.
Meant to inspire and motivate, Adrift on the Ark is an enchanting reflection on the beneficial relationship between humans and other animals.
In this richly illustrated book, Oleg Grabar shares a veteran art historian's love for the sheer sensuality of ornamentation. Grabar analyzes early and medieval Islamic objects and uses this art to show how ornament in general enables a direct, immediate encounter between viewers and art objects from any culture and time period.In this richly illustrated book, Oleg Grabar shares a veteran art historian's love for the sheer sensuality of ornamentation. Grabar analyzes early and medieval Islamic objects and uses this art to show how ornament in general enables a direct, immediate encounter between viewers and art objects from any culture and time period.