Finding their holiday homeWith Christmas in His Heart by Gail Gaymer MartinCaring for her grandmother was a labor of love, but Christine Powers worried about the paper piling up in her office. And as soon as she arrived on Mackinac Island, she was challenged by Will Lambert, her grandmother's boarder. His laid-back style and faith in this season of joy grew on her. But an ultimatum to return to work or lose her job forces Christine to make a difficult choice...The Forest Ranger's Christmas by Leigh BaleJosie Rushton's in Camlin for the holidays—but only long enough to persuade her ailing grandfather to move closer to her. But Gramps doesn't want to move. Josie can't imagine what's so great about Camlin—until she meets forest ranger Clint Hamilton. She's soon falling for the town, Clint's charm and his adorable daughter. Can Clint convince Josie that love and family are the best gifts of all?
Carey Mathers arrives in Athens to take a coveted position at the Classical Institute, only to discover the building is shuttered, the institute bankrupt. Journalist Nicholas Tyler believes he is headed for the big time when his paper sends him to Europe. But four months into his assignment, the office is closed. Now he must find freelance investigative projects - or go home. Dimitri Roubinos, born into a seafaring family, knows the aegean and its islands better than anyone alive. But his looks and charm are not enough to overcome the collapse in the tourist trade. Economic chaos is threatening Greece's future - and its past. Three distinctive characters are drawn to the storied isle of Patmos, and as they uncover a plot to plunder ancient religious treasures, the stakes are raised to a breaking point. A revelation from beyond time will give new meaning to the sacrifices all three must make... and hold a special promise for each of them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Orlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008171/bk_reco_008171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On paper, Bette Robinson's life is good. At 26, she's got a great deal on an apartment in Manhattan, and she's on target to become an associate at the prestigious investment bank where she works with her best friend. Her 80-hour workweeks might keep her from socializing or dating outside her office walls, but she's paying her dues on the well-trod path to wealth and happiness. So when Bette quits her job like the impulsive girl she's never been, she not only shocks her friends and family, she has no idea what to do next. For months, Bette gets out and about by walking her four-pound dog around her decidedly unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood. Then she meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly Bette has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen. The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, the magnums of Cristal, or the ruthless paparazzi. Soon she's dating an infamous playboy who's great for her career but bad for her sanity, and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. Still, as her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree, until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That's when Bette's life on paper takes on a whole new meaning, and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is invisible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eliza Dushku. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000615/bk_sans_000615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The King of Torts Clay Carter has been at the office of the public defender too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts.... The Last Juror In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse, and the trial came to a startling end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life", and nine years later Padgitt was paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris, Terrence Mann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003191/bk_rand_003191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kate and the Intern: The MILF's Bondage SexWhen you work for the same company for the better part of two decades, the routine gets to be a little bit repetitive at times. That doesn't mean that I don't like my job because I actually like it very much. Its just that when something, or someone rather, comes along to shake things up, it can be the most pleasant surprise. A young college intern came to work with me recently and he was stocked full of surprises from the moment he walked into the room. The end of his first week came with quite the explosive finale and one of the most incredible moments of my life. Warning: This ebook contains very explicit sex including MILF sex, Bondage Sex, Oral Sex, Rough Sex, Sex with a College Intern, and more. Only mature adults who won’t find graphic sexual content offensive should read this story.Here is a preview:“I live off-campus, and my place is just up the road,” he shrugged, “Family money has its good points. Say the word and you won't regret it.”It's almost as hard to believe as it is to put on paper but within thirty minutes I found myself at his apartment, a nice place in the high rent spot just down the street from the office. When I walked in, I tossed my purse to one side and turned around to start some manner of foreplay but never got the chance. When he closed the door, he nearly attacked me as he came across the floor and swept me up in a powerful but passionate embrace, throwing his lips across mine with a hunger that could only come from a college stud like him.He moved me against the wall and jerked my blouse opened before he ripped his own shirt off. My hands ran over his chest after quickly removing my bra, and he unfastened and jerked down my jeans. He had to kneel all the way to the floor to get the tight pair of jeans off and surprised me again my ripping my panties off and lifting me up on his way back up, his face between my thighs. I moaned 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074407/bk_acx0_074407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This research paper aimed to understand how students with learning disabilities made sense of their experiences in post-secondary education. Six post-secondary students with learning disabilities who were in line to graduate were recruited to contribute to this study. Findings indicated that participants faced two key challenges while at university: They had to cope with parental separation and learn to become more independent as they adapted to the university life, and they had to come to grips with their learning disabilities and deal with preconceptions of parents, peers, and faculty as well as their own in order to succeed in higher education. In terms of success, four themes emerged from the research findings: the influence of family and school personnel motivated the students to enroll in a post-secondary institution, support from faculty, who reduced barriers and made learning more accessible, facilitated the students'' positive achievements, strong support through an office of disability services was key in the students'' success, and, most importantly, the value of the participants'' own determination and desire to succeed was indispensable in their academic journeys.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The son of a carpenter, Rose was born in Kendall County, Texas, his father moved the family to Menardville (now Menard) when Rose was ten. He began working as an apprentice in the office of the Menardville Monitor at 14. His family later moved to Ballinger where Rose worked on the local paper, but in 1891 he returned to work on the Menardville Record. He taught himself photography using a small box camera and printing supplies that he had earned by selling subscriptions to a popular family weekly. In 1892, he began working as an itinerant printer and photographer in Sonora, Menardville, Eagle Pass, Del Rio and other small towns in west, central, and north Texas. He supplemented standard portrait work with news photography of events such as the Menardville flood in June, 1899, and the 1902 land rush in Junction.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Wybo Fijnje (Zwolle, 24 January 1750 Amsterdam, 2 October 1809) was a Dutch Mennonite minister, publisher in Delft, Patriot, exile, coup perpetrator, politician and - during the French era - manager of the state newspaper. Fijnje grew up in Haarlem, where his father Jan Fijnje, originally from Harlingen, was also a minister. His parents died in 1763. He studied in Amsterdam, but moved in 1771 to Leiden and came in contact with the Collegiants in Rijnsburg. Fijnje began his career as a Mennonite preacher in Deventer (1774). Then he was called to Delft, where he had already (c.1775) taken up an office on the "Hollandsche Historische Courant". Fijnje was probably inspired by these publishing activities and the internationally-praised paper of his wife''s family in Leiden, for in November 1775 he had married with Emilie Luzac, the publisher''s daughter.
Liberal Feminism has made a strong point that women’s equality with men can be achieved best through the establishment of civil and political rights through legal reform and liberal legislation. This offers a political agenda that can work in existing democratic systems and effect change from within, and as such is closer to practice and women’s immediate needs than the more radical approaches of feminism. This study sets out to put the premise of liberal feminism to develop an argument about the cases I want to study because of applications need. This is first operationalised through a concept of liberal citizenship, which is then compared to the legal and real situation in two Arab countries, which have established liberal women’s rights. Both, Jordan and Bahrain grant complete political and economic rights to women in their liberal constitutions. Both countries have made legislation efforts and reforms to bring women’s equality in the countries’ laws and to end discrimination against women as agreed to in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), to which both countries are party. The two countries share several political features, both are Arab countries with the political system of monarchy, both have Islam as the main religion and both endorse Shari’a law as part of the legal system. A key difference is that Bahrain has a Sunni-Shi’ite split, whereas in Jordan there are only Sunni. The research presented in this study employs the qualitative comparatives methodology by Sotirios Sarantakos. The comparison between both countries has been made according to a set of categories which based on the field study. This way the theoretical conclusions regarding the two cases are compared by identifying the similarities and differences. The primary field data comes from nine elite interviews in Jordan and seven in Bahrain, and from parliament debate records, newspaper articles, reports of organisations and other grey literature documents. All original material in Arabic has been translated to English. Research in Bahrain is rather difficult and particularly concerning women’s rights. By this and also by conducting a comparative study of Arab countries the thesis fills research gaps. The core finding is that the liberalist promise of women’s equality from legal rights is stopped short by the dual legal system of the countries. The liberal constitutions coexist with Shari’a interpretation control of family life. This reproduces the well known division of public and private sphere. Thus, while women have full political and economic rights on the paper, it is difficult for them to practice and exercise these rights in reality. They have the right to run for office, but are rarely elected due to bias against women. They have the right to work and education, but many graduates do not find a job and many working women cannot control the earned money but have to yield it to their husbands. The failure to wrest control of social rights from religious clergymen obsoletes many reforms aimed to empower women. Three empirical chapters present detailed analysis on specific laws and bylaws, on political processes and parliamentary procedures, on the intertwinement of societal bias and stereotypes with legal arrangements and reforms, of family and domestic power structures with political participation in the public sphere, on working conditions of women, the role of NGOs and international actors such as the UN, and finally recommendations to better women’s situation in Jordan and Bahrain – based both on the content analysis of documents and on insights given by members of the political elites including members of parliament, lawyers, NGO representatives and women’s activists.