The major modification to this edition has been in the attention to the commonality found within the materials field, in which structures and properties are considered generically for all materials rather than categorically by material classes--metals, polymers, ceramics, and semiconductors.
Sixty seconds. That’s how long it took for Elizabeth Jackson’s world to collapse. A normal day, a cold street – and all at once everything is gone. Twenty one years. That’s how long Alby Levin knows he’s been in love with his best friend, Elizabeth. So when she moves into his London apartment, lost, but full of life – he has to question: Is she back for truth about their past, or something else entirely? “Completely addictive.” – Ruth Buck. “Suspenseful romance that’s as easy to read as it is uplifting. A world I’d love to live in.” – Kylie Morrison “I feel like this story belongs to me. First you fall for Tessa and then you fall for Alby… and the two of them together? Magic.” – Cynthia House “Romance. Love. As it should be, worth a read.” – Jennifer Lee
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.
When a lost lady discovers that love is found far from home. After confessing her love for Lord Cunningham, Lady Rose Darby is whisked away by her father in the dead of night and locked in an old asylum. With no one but her paid companion, Miss Flint, for company, six months pass before Rose manages to escape. But her plans to return to London go awry when she finds herself at Everleigh, a sprawling mansion nestled in the heart of the forest. Mistaken for a newly appointed maid, Rose is sent to meet her new master, the sinfully handsome and brooding Lord Farleigh. But how can she tell him who she really is without ruining her reputation? And why does the thought of working for a living suddenly have appeal? Christian Knight, seventh Viscount Farleigh, leads a reclusive life in his country estate. Widowed at thirty and left to care for his two young children, love and marriage are not on his agenda. What respectable woman would want to move into a house in such a state of turmoil? The staff are sick, and he can’t keep a governess for more than a week. Is that why the new maid, Rose, proves too much of a distraction? As an honourable man, he knows he must fight the attraction.
Yet, crippled with loneliness, his conscience is soon at war with his feeble heart. Features: Regency historical romance Contains some descriptive sex scenes Approx 65,000 words
The people of Stourbridge have long since grown accustomed to the ways of Christina Compson, the beautiful woman who has been so successful in her running of Henzels glassworks. But the mistakes of her past life come to overshadow the lives of Christinas and Joes children. The two eldest, Emily and Paul, raised as brother and sister, were drawn together by the stigma that illegitimacy could bring and, as adults, only Pauls love of glass could have parted them. Christina now recognizes in Pauls talent as an engraver the opportunity to fake Henzels to the forefront of the industry. But first he must visit his grandfathers glasshouse in France, to learn the least techniques despite fierce opposition from Emily; She knew that if he went she would lose her dearest friend, the man she had grown to love as more than a brother.
Roselys vit désormais à Versailles. Malgré l'ambiance pesante de la Cour et son étiquette si rigide, la jeune fille mène une vie plutôt agréable parmi les intimes de la reine. Elle chante pour Marie-Antoinette, qui n'hésite pas à lui confier de petites missions secrètes. Un matin, en ville, Roselys est témoin d'un grave accident : le bé, mourant, lui confie un curieux médaillon d'argent, en ânonnant des mots énigmatiques : « clé... blanche...»... Une fois rentrée à son logis, la jeune fille découvre à l'intérieur du bijou les portraits miniatures d'un couple. Curieusement, ils lui semblent familiers. Roselys et son bien-aimé Valsens se promettent d'enquêter...
The author of City Unique takes us back to the wicked old Montreal of 1948 in this fine, funny novel, where an innocent seventeen-year-old McGill student falls for a famous stripper “Catcher in the Rye meets Guys and Dolls”? Maybe. Or how about “Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall comes to Mordecai Richler’s Montreal”? Close. But best of all is simply this: “William Weintraub — friend of Richler, Moore, and Gallant — has quietly produced a mature comic masterpiece.” Our hero, Richard Lippman, is about to enter McGill and is desperate for two things — a sense of direction in life and, much more important, sexual experience with a real, live girl. Unknown to his “refined” Westmount parents, he’s brought into the exciting Montreal world of burlesque and brothels by his Uncle Morty, who introduces him to Lili L’Amour, the star stripper of the day. Before you know it, he’s (a) head over heels in love with Lili and (b) using his poetic talents to write the text for her routine, and even giving her tips on how to move. Much follows, including his creation of “Freckles, The Girl Next Door,” a stripping sensation. By day a respectful McGill student courted by campus Communists, by night a free-spending night-club sampler and reviewer — well, it’s quite a year for Richard. And this is quite a novel for all of us. Watch for falling prizes.