Tied to Home

Author: Silvia Violet

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981964468

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Page: 222

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Luke Sumner has spent his whole life being coddled, after nearly dying as an infant. At twenty-one, he is more than ready to break free from his restricted world. He hasn't told anyone he's gay, and he's only just admitted his kinkier needs to himself, but he hopes to work up the courage to say something to the older man who has captured his attention. Since moving back to Ames Bridge, Jack Lawrence has been consumed with running a successful bed-and-breakfast. He hasn't considered making time for relationships until he starts flirting with Luke each week at the farmers' market. By the end of the summer, Jack is wondering where the spark between them could go. When Luke finally ventures into a club where he can fulfill his desires, he unexpectedly runs into Jack, and they discover they're a perfect match in the bedroom. With each hot encounter, more tender feelings surface, but between the age gap, not being out in Ames Bridge, and Luke's need to come into his own, do they dare be more to each other?

Down on the Farm

Author: Silvia Violet

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548226824

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Page: 246

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After quitting his teaching job on the heels of a scandal, Beck Davis moves to the house his grandmother left him in Ames Bridge. He finds the town stifling, but it's a quiet place to hide while he regroups. Or so he thought. His neighbor Cal McMurtry shows up, demanding to buy Beck's land. Cal is as infuriatingly sexy as he was ten years ago when he and his jock friends spent their summers taunting Beck. Beck expects to hate Cal as he did back then, but Cal isn't who Beck thought he was: he's hardworking, passionate about revamping and diversifying his family's farm, and-far more shocking-he's gay, and interested in Beck. But as much as they want each other, Beck has no intention of staying in Ames Bridge, and while Cal is technically out, he refuses to date openly. A real relationship seems doomed from the beginning, but love can be a powerful motivator for those willing to take a chance.

The Past Comes Home

Author: Silvia Violet

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975949297

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Page: 228

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Can a high school crush become a happily ever after? Twenty years ago, Paxton Marshall realized he liked boys, in particular his brother's best friend, Brad. Pax now runs a successful art gallery, but he's never found anyone who stirs his heart the way Brad did. Brad Watson is back in town for his twentieth high school reunion. However, the celebration of long-ago days is the last thing on his mind. He's there for one reason: to finally tell Pax how he feels. Pax is shocked to learn Brad is not only gay but also interested in him. Dating a man in Ames Bridge isn't as simple as it sound, though. In order to make a relationship work, both men are going to have to bolster their courage and alter their expectations. *This book is an expansion of a previously published short story titled Open to the Past. Over 35,000 words have been added.*

Fitting In

Author: Silvia Violet

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482696851

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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Two cops walk into a bar. Mason, the bartender, waits for the punch line, because no way in hell are these ridiculously hot men real cops. They're straight out of a cop-fetish fantasy. But he quickly learns that Jack and Gray are the real deal, and they want him in the worst way.What starts as a night of hot, three-way sex becomes a lot more. The two cops fulfill Mason's submissive fantasies, but they also meet a more basic need, comfort. They want to take care of Mason, to offer him unconditional friendship, but their concern for him unnerves Mason more than even the kinkiest sex.To find happiness with his new partners, Mason must change his belief that love is as much a fantasy as a pair of gorgeous, handcuff-wielding cops landing in his bed.

Personal Entanglement

Author: Silvia Violet

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530890088

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Page: 254

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Several months ago Thorne hired Riley as an escort. They fell hard for each other and ultimately made their relationship personal rather than professional. Every moment they spend in bed is pure bliss, but good sex can't solve all their problems as they struggle to make things work between them. Thorne convinces Riley to move in with him, but their differences in age and income weigh more heavily on Riley once they share a home. If that weren't enough, culinary school is turning out to be a disappointment for Riley rather than a dream come true, and he's considering the daunting prospect of starting his own business. Thorne wants to swoop in and fix everything, but Riley keeps refusing Thorne's money or advice, feeling like he's losing control over his own life. Thorne and Riley will have to rely on their love for each other to help them find the balance between independence and entanglement.

Housekeeping

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571314724

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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From the Orange Prize winning author of Home Acclaimed on publication as a contemporary classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphansgrowing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sisters' struggle towards adulthood is powerfully portrayed in a novel about loss, loneliness and transience. 'I love and have lived with this book . . . it holds a unique and quiet place among the masterpieces of 20th century American fiction.' Paul Bailey 'I found myself reading slowly, than more slowly--this is not a novel to be hurried through, for every sentence is a delight.' Doris Lessing

Almost Like Being in Love

A Novel

Author: Steve Kluger

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061982849

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A high school jock and nerd fall in love senior year, only to part after an amazing summer of discovery to attend their respective colleges. They keep in touch at first, but then slowly drift apart. Flash forward twenty years. Travis and Craig both have great lives, careers, and loves. But something is missing .... Travis is the first to figure it out. He's still in love with Craig, and come what may, he's going after the boy who captured his heart, even if it means forsaking his job, making a fool of himself, and entering the great unknown. Told in narrative, letters, checklists, and more, this is the must-read novel for anyone who's wondered what ever happened to that first great love.

Domesday England

Author: H. C. Darby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521310260

Category: History

Page: 432

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Domesday Book is the most famous English public record, and it is probably the most remarkable statistical document in the history of Europe. It calls itself merely a descriptio and it acquired its name in the following century because its authority seemed comparable to that of the Book by which one day all will be judged (Revelation 20:12). It is not surprising that so many scholars have felt its fascination, and have discussed again and again what it says about economic, social and legal matters. But it also tells us much about the countryside of the eleventh century, and the present volume is the seventh of a series concerned with this geographical information. As the final volume, it seeks to sum up the main features of the Domesday geography of England as a whole, and to reconstruct, as far as the materials allow, the scene which King William's clerks saw as they made their great inquest.

March: Book One

Author: John Lewis,Andrew Aydin

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

ISBN: 1603093028

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 126

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Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

A Carnal Agreement

Author: Silvia Violet

Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781599982946

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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How far would you go for revenge? Cassandra Braxton's husband, Viscount Reddington, is evil incarnate. When he is murdered, she cannot mourn him, especially when he continues to plague her from beyond the grave. His will stipulates that she cannot claim her inheritance unless she has a child. The clause is a cruel joke. Reddington never consummated the marriage. Refusing to be defeated, Cassandra conspires to keep Reddington's death a secret. She goes to the home of Mark Foxwood, a handsome rake she has admired from afar, and makes an outrageous proposition. After being mocked by the woman he loved, Mark Foxwood retires to the country to spend the winter months alone. When Cassandra breezes into his study and asks him to get her with child, he is aroused and provoked by her determination. He agrees to her offer, but as he teaches her about fleshly delights, her open, honest passion pulls at his heart. Her love may be the only thing that can save him from despair.

Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures

The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More...

Author: Lee J. Ames

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823086046

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Demonstrates each of the basic steps for drawing fifty of the world's most famous buildings and structures, including the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Empire State Building.

Taylor Maid

Author: Tara Lain

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1634768140

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Taylor, a gay son of a billionaire, must marry a woman or lose his inheritance, but his bride Ally is really Alessandro.

The Analects

Author: Confucius

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393522903

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Angels Walking

A Novel

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451687478

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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When the career that cost him his relationships with loved ones is ended by an injury, former national baseball star Tyler befriends an Alzheimer's patient and hopes for a miracle when he learns the woman he still loves has moved on with someone else. 250,000 first printing.

The Weight of Life

Author: Whitney Barbetti

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548351250

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Page: 274

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Mila "Don't let go." Those were my first words to him, as I hung over the side of a London bridge. The words I would soon say again, in a moment that didn't involve bridges, but something much more fragile: my heart. He held onto me for three weeks, in a time when I needed to be held. Needed to connect to someone who understood how loss tunneled unrepentantly through the fabric of your soul. Although he said he'd stay, we both knew he wouldn't. I had already survived one loss-I didn't know if I'd survive another. Ames She spun into my life like a tornado of smiles and chatter and everything else I'd long avoided, with a persistence that I admired, albeit begrudgingly. She broke down each neat wall I'd constructed without even trying. Her presence alone caused me to remember what it felt like to smile, to look forward to what the day would bring. But it was only supposed to last three weeks. "Don't let go," she'd pleaded. I'd promised her I wouldn't-but I would. I didn't have a choice.

The Bridge at the Edge of the World

Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

Author: James Gustave Speth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300151152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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Presents an analysis of modern capitalism and its impact on the global environmental crises, and discusses how the transformation of current economic and political systems can lead to environmental sustainability.

Lila

A Novel

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709084

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award National Book Award Finalist A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Home, a National Book Award finalist, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence that is destined to become an American classic.

Gilead

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 9781594131240

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames s life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowa preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition. Reverend Ames tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his best friend s wayward son. Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by one of our finest writers, a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part."

The Children of Men

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307367711

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Children of Men begins in England in 2021, in a world where all human males have become sterile and no child will be born again. The final generation has turned twenty-five, and civilization is giving way to strange faiths and cruelties, mass suicides and despair. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and cousin to the omnipotent Warden of England, a dictator of great subtlety, has resigned himself to apathy. Then he meets Julian, a bright, attractive woman, who wants Theo to join her circle of unlikely revolutionaries, a move that may shatter his shell of passivity.… And maybe, just maybe, hold the key to survival for the human race. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue

Author: Angeli Perrow

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 146174380X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

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Pauline, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, is proud of her pet spaniel because he is helpful and clever and a friend to all. But even Pauline does not realize just how brave and loyal Spot is until the night a terrible blizzard hits and a boat is missing out in the storm. Based on a true story from Maine's maritime history.