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        TarHeelGirl00

        Title: At Your Request (Apart From the Crowd): An Apart From the Crowd Novella, Author: Jen Turano

        At Your Request (Apart From the Crowd): An Apart From the Crowd Novella by Jen Turano | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Nob…

         

        After her father lost the family fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section. She is mortified when her friend Edgar returns to society for the first time since she rejected his proposal. Ashamed of her fall from grace, she tries to avoid him, but is there still hope for their friendship--or something more?

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          TarHeelGirl00

          Title: Culture and Anarchy, Author: Matthew Arnold

          Culture and Anarchy by Matthew Arnold | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

           

          Matthew Arnold’s acclaimed collection of essays tackles difficult questions about humanity, culture, society, and the ultimate value of government

           

          In this critical masterwork, Matthew Arnold contrasts culture, which seeks to utilize the best of human thought, with anarchy, which derives from the impulse toward nonconformity and the dissolution of the church. In the context of these two opposed concepts, Arnold explores the nature of goodness, morality, self-improvement, and progress.

           

          Written in response to upheaval and reactionary tumult in nineteenth-century Great Britain, Culture and Anarchy is a timeless treatise on society by a great philosophical mind.

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            Fated by Rebecca Zanetti | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

            Overview

            MARRY ME

             

            Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she's used to fighting for what she wants, keeping a cool head, and doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter Janie. But "whatever it takes" has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous-looking stranger with an attitude problem. . .

             

            OR ELSE

             

            Sure, the mysterious Talen says that he's there to protect Cara and Janie. He also says that he's a three-hundred-year-old vampire. Of course, the way he touches her, Cara might actually believe he's had that long to practice. . .

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              http://www.barnesandnoble.com/readouts/nefertitis-heart-the-artifact-hunters-1/
              Nefertiti's Heart (The Artifact Hunters, #1)

               

               

              FREE FRIDAYS SELECTION: Nefertiti's Heart (The Artifact Hunters, #1) by A. W. Exley | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

              Overview

               

              Cara Devon has always suffered curiosity and impetuousness, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently.

              1861. Cara has a simple mission in London – finalise her father's estate and sell off his damned collection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when a killer stalks the nobility, searching for an ancient Egyptian relic rumoured to hold the key to immortality.

              Nathaniel Trent, known as the villainous viscount, is relentless in his desire to lay his hands on both Cara and the priceless artifacts. His icy exterior and fiery touch stirs Cara's demons, or could he lay them to rest?

              Self-preservation fuels Cara's search for the gem known as Nefertiti's Heart. In a society where everyone wears a mask to hide their true intent, she needs to figure out who to trust, before she sacrifices her own heart and life.

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                The Decision (Prairie State Friends Series #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                 

                Overview

                Jonah Miller thought he left heartbreak behind when he moved from Pennsylvania to Illinois, settling into a new Amish community as a buggy maker. But his heart is about to be broken again as Elaine Schrock ignores her love and rejects his courtship in order to care for her only living relative, a grandmother with dementia. Jonah is sure he won’t find love a third time until he starts dating Sarah, a widow with a son. Now Elaine is feeling the heartbreak as it appears Jonah has finally found the happiness he has long sought.

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                Editorial Reviews

                Publishers Weekly

                01/12/2015

                Brunstetter, an Amish-fiction specialist who has sold more than 8 million books, begins her new Prairie State Friends series with a novel that moves as slowly as a Amish buggy. Jonah Miller has been courting Elaine Schrock for nearly a year, but the unexpected death of her grandfather puts marriage plans on hold. Further delays occur when Elaine’s grandmother is diagnosed with both diabetes and dementia. When Elaine ends up refusing Jonah’s marriage proposal in order to devote herself fully to caring for her grandmother, he begins seeing Sara Stutzman, a widow with her own dramatic health issues. The plot plods; the language trudges; the ending jerks to a stop with obvious hints at Book 2. While Brunstetter’s serviceable story speaks to caregiving, duty, and friendship, readers may cringe at sentences such as “Immediately, Elaine’s two special friends gathered her into their arms, and they wept bitterly.” Fans of Amish fiction and Brunstetter will want to read her latest, but this one isn’t her best. (Mar.)

                RT Book Reviews - Patsy Higgason

                 

                The first book in a new contemporary series has amazing characters who are kind and willing to help those they love any way they can. Brunstetter is a talented author.

                CBA Retailers and Resources - Kim Trivilino

                 

                Readers of Amish fiction will enjoy this story, but I believe its deeper layers with caregiving are worth exploring. After this read, Brunstetter fans, new and old, will be clamoring for more.

                Library Journal

                02/01/2015

                After his wedding is unexpectedly called off, Jonah Miller begins his life and buggy-making business anew with an Amish community in Illinois. When he meets Elaine Schrock, John believes that God has given him a second chance at love. However, his answered prayers turn into a cruel twist of fate when Elaine's grandfather dies and her grandmother is diagnosed with dementia. His soon-to-be bride calls off the engagement to abide by her grandfather's dying wish to care for her grandmother. A heartbroken Jonah feels that he will never again know love. But God has a plan for his children. VERDICT Drawing on the themes of the power of faith and prayer, best-selling author Brunstetter launches a new series with this wonderful yet angst-filled tale of love won and lost. The plot-driven story line and feel-good tone make up for the sometimes bittersweet situations in which the characters find themselves. Brunstetter's engaging prose style and appealing, well-drawn characters will not disappoint her fans and may garner new ones. A solid choice for readers of Beverly Lewis, Tracie Peterson, and Melody Carlson.

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                  The Stone of Destiny: A Novel by Jim Ware | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                  Overview

                   

                  Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the legendary Philosopher’s Stone; he’s even got a little alchemy lab set up in the church tower next door. And when Morgan and his best friend, Eny, find out about another mysterious stone that may be hidden in their own town—the Irish Stone of Destiny, called Lia Fail—he’s determined to find it because he thinks it’s the last hope for someone he holds dear. But Morgan’s not the only one looking for the Stone, and by the time the two middle schoolers realize there’s trouble afoot, Morgan has betrayed their friendship, strange creatures are loose in the land, and the Stone is lost … perhaps forever. Can Morgan find a way to help those he loves?

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                    Double Trouble Book 1: What a Pair! by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Colleen Madden | | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                    Double Trouble Book 1: What a Pair!

                     

                    Overview

                     

                    Welcome to Holmes County, Ohio, where twins Mattie and Mark Miller can’t seem to agree on anything. When their disagreements start to cause big trouble in their Amish community, will these energetic nine-year-olds call a truce and acknowledge that their differences are what make them so special? You’ll fall in love with the first release in the Double Trouble series from bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter.

                     

                    Double Trouble Series:
                    Book 1 - What a Pair!
                    Book 2 - Bumpy Ride Ahead
                    Book 3 - Bubble Troubles
                    Book 4 - Green Fever

                     

                     

                    Editorial Reviews

                    Publishers Weekly

                    Novelist Brunstetter, who specializes in Amish fiction, kicks off a series for younger readers. The two Millers of the title are soon-to-be nine-year-old twins, part of a large Amish family in Holmes County, Ohio. They play, bicker a bit, eat often, go to school, regularly get in very minor trouble (for example, Mark falls off the roof of the chicken coop into animal manure and Mattie loses track of her baby sister). When the twins, whose temperaments are very different, get a bicycle built for two for their ninth birthday, they also learn about working together. It’s very safe and edifying, even instructive, given the glossary and brief introduction to the Amish culture in the book’s front matter. Compared to much other middle-grade fiction, though, it’s slow-moving. Ages 8–12. (June)

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                      Against the Wild (Brodies Of Alaska Series #1) by Kat Martin | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                      Overview

                      "I love her books." --Linda Lael Miller

                       

                      "Gloriously suspenseful. . .magnificent reading. . .Martin is superb." --RT Book Reviews

                       

                      Alaska
                      Where the men are as bold and untamed as America's last wilderness

                       

                      It's been three years since Lane Bishop tragically lost her fiancé, and she's finally ready to risk her heart on someone else. The hot look in Dylan Brodie's eyes says he's going to be that man.

                       

                      But when Lane flies to the remote 1930's fishing lodge to help him renovate, she discovers a little girl who won't speak, eerie legends and strange sounds in the night. And when she investigates the history of the lodge, she uncovers a legacy of injustice and murder.

                       

                      As danger stalks his daughter and the woman he is coming to love, Dylan must risk everything to uncover the shocking truth.

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                        Loving a Lost Lord (Lost Lords Series #1) by Mary Jo Putney | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                        Loving a Lost Lord (Lost Lords Series #1)

                        Editorial Reviews

                        Publishers Weekly

                        The enchanting first Lost Lords novel confirms bestseller Putney (The Marriage Spell) as a major force in historical romance. In early 19th-century northern England, Mariah Clarke inherits beautiful Hartley Manor. George Burke, Hartley's former owner, claims that Mariah's father won the estate by cheating at cards and attempts to regain it by courting Mariah, who recklessly claims she's already married. When she rescues an amnesiac man from the sea, she sees her chance to make the lie true, naming him Adam and convincing him she's his wife. Sensual romance heats up between the couple until Mariah reluctantly reveals the truth. When she learns of Adam's real history, Mariah must make a terrible choice. Entrancing characters and a superb plot line catapult this tale into stand-alone status. (July)

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                        Library Journal

                        Newly orphaned and determined to avoid the advances of an unsavory, persistent suitor, Mariah Clarke impulsively invents a husband, never imagining that one will miraculously be washed up on the beach of her northern Cumberland estate. But Adam Lawford, the Duke of Ashton, has lost his memory in a steam yacht explosion, so when the lovely angel who rescues him says she is his wife, he is more than willing to believe it. VERDICT Gentle humor, exotic elements (courtesy of Adam's half-Hindi heritage), compelling, flawless prose, and irresistible characters caught in a sweet, sensual dilemma will leave readers smiling, breathless, and anxiously awaiting the next adventure in Putney's new "Lost Lords" series. Readers who loved Putney's "Fallen Angels" books are in for a rare treat; fortunately, there are more delicacies to come! Putney (A Distant Magic) writes some of the most sensitive, exquisite historicals in the field; she lives in the Baltimore area.

                         

                        —Kristin Ramsdell

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                          TarHeelGirl00

                          Title: The Wind in the Willows, Author: Kenneth Grahame

                          The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                           

                          The classic story of Mole, Rat, Toad, Badger and the wonderful adventures they share

                           

                          As spring begins to bloom across the countryside, so too does Mole’s desire to leave his underground home and venture into the wilds above. His journey delivers him to the banks of a river—the first Mole has ever seen—and to the blue-and-white boat captained by Rat. Their camaraderie sparked, Mole and Rat continue into the Wild Wood, meeting up with the cantankerous Badger and the impulsive Toad. No stranger to calamity, Toad and his reckless habits—including a tendency toward spectacular car crashes—will get the four friends into heaps of trouble, but their steadfast loyalty to one another always sees them through.

                           

                          The Wind in the Willows is a charming, unforgettable ode to friendship and one of the most cherished children’s stories of all time.

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                            Survival: An epic historical adventure novel by Andrew Frediani | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                             

                             

                            by Andrew Frediani

                             

                            Overview

                             

                            Caesar is dead. Revenge has armed his hand. His name is Octavian. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane.

                             

                            Though little more than a boy, Cesar's heir is determined to avenge his adoptive father, despite the imposing figures from Rome's long political history who stand in his way: Mark Antony, Cicero, Lepidus, Brutus and Cassius. Despite some initial failures, Octavian does not give in, and gathers about him a group of allies who are just as determined as he himself: Maecenas, Agrippa and Rufus. With them and a few others on his side, he forms a sect dedicated to vengeance, with the aim of punishing, one by one, all those who have Caesar's blood on their hands.

                             

                            Octavian has resolved to overturn the established order, and to finish what Caesar had begun...

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                              The Alchemist's Code: A gripping conspiracy thriller by Martin Rua | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                              The first in a gripping conspiracy thriller series for fans Scott Mariani and Dan Brown.

                               

                              A dark figure. A secret code. A battle between good and evil...

                               

                              Years ago the Knights Templar developed a secret code. A code so secret that only one man could remember it.

                               

                              The code lies in the hidden recesses of Lorenzo Aragona's memory. The alchemist has always known it, but, until he crosses paths with a beautiful but brutal Russian spy, he does not realise its significance.

                               

                              In a race against the clock from Naples to Kiev, Lorenzo uncovers an ancient history involving Nazis and Freemasons, secrets and spies. He must remember the code, unlock the Baphomet and take control of The Guardian of the Threshold. The lives of the Pope, his dying wife and all of mankind are at stake and only Lorenzo has the power to save them...

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                                Finding You: A feel-good love story set in Milan by Danielle Ryan | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

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                                feel good love story where sometimes first impressions can be very wrong ... Perfect for the fans of Miranda Dickenson and Paige Toon.

                                 

                                Valentina Harrison is a PA at an international advertising agency but when her boss disappears, James Spencer is flown in from the New York office to take over the helm.

                                 

                                James is handsome, successful and arrogant, Valentina is intelligent but, compared to the other fashionistas in her Milan office, rather plain and different. Because of this James treats her with contempt; needless to say Valentina can't stand him.

                                 

                                As their work brings them closer together, James and Valentina discover that first impressions can be wrong, so very wrong...

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                                  TarHeelGirl00

                                  Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

                                  Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                                   

                                  A critically acclaimed autobiography by one of America’s greatest philanthropists

                                   

                                  Scottish immigrant Andrew Carnegie worked his way up from bobbin boy to telegraph operator to railroad man, learning key lessons along the way that would eventually lead to his unparalleled success in the steel business. Documenting a world of tariffs, insider deals, and Wall Street sharks, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie opens a window into the great industrialist’s decision-making process. His insights on education, business, and the necessity of giving back for the common good set an inspirational example for aspiring executives and provide a fitting testament to the power of the American dream.

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                                    TarHeelGirl00

                                    Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market

                                    Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market by Walter Bagehot | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                                     

                                    Financial observer and journalist Walter Bagehot sheds light on the world of banking in his influential tract

                                     

                                    Written in response to a nineteenth-century banking crisis in England, Walter Bagehot’s influential treatise was one of the first to clearly explain complex financial systems like international banking, currency, and corporate finance in clear and easy-to-understand language. Credit, Bagehot suggests, is based primarily on trust. When the banks lose the public’s trust, the entire system can collapse.

                                     

                                    In Lombard Street, Bagehot—who was the editor in chief of the Economist—sets forth a series of proposals for the strengthening and survival of struggling financial institutions, such as allowing irresponsible banks to collapse and creating strong central banks to combat inflation. His insights are as relevant in today’s economic climate as they were when the book was first published in 1873.

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