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Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me: A Christian Devotional Inspired By Those Who Gave Their Life For Jesus by Chris Buscher
Clean: A story of addiction, recovery and the removal of stubborn stains
Michele Kirsch - 2019
And yet, when she finally does have something like that life, as a wife and mother in 1980s London, she is the one blaring music from her room, necking vodka and valium and making an almighty mess of her home and family.Cleaning other people’s houses, eventually, is the only option left. At 50 years old, post rehab, living alone in a Hackney bedsit, Michele finds herself finishing her working life as she had begun, “in a dumb job that you do when you can’t really do anything else...”This is a remarkable, powerful, and often unbearably funny memoir in which cleaning and getting clean intertwine as a strange and magical form of redemption. Michele Kirsch is a Nora Ephron for the modern age.
The NYPD’s Flying Circus: Cops, Crime & Chaos (Tell All NYPD Books)
Vic Ferrari - 2019
A police force that large is going to have more than a few colorful characters and unbelievable stories. Retired NYPD Detective Vic Ferrari takes you behind the scenes as he peels back the onion, revealing the good, the bad, and the ugly of the New York City Police Department. The NYPD's Flying Circus picks up where NYPD: Through the Looking Glass left off in this controversial tell-all sequel. The NYPD’s Flying Circus is an introspective, behind-the-scenes look into the New York City Police Department. Cops, crime and chaos are sarcastically woven together through the eyes of a retired NYPD detective, exposing the funnier side of the NYPD—a fascinating history lesson wrapped in personal anecdotes covering a twenty-year law enforcement career. If you enjoy Live PD, are fascinated with police work, or ever wondered what it was like to be a member of the NYPD, you’ve picked up the right book.
PINKI DIGEST 1 ( HINDI ): PINKI
Pran Kumar Sharma - 2015
This applies appropriately to PINKI, the five year old little girl, who is often seen carrying her pet Kut-Kut, the squirrel. This strip was created by cartoonist Pran in 1978. The series became a tremendous hit in short period. Soon the hilarious encounters of PINKI started appearing in Punjab Kesari, JagBani, Hind Samachar, Sandhaya Times, Mayura, Lot Pot and several other newspapers. M/s Diamond Comics Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, have compiled it into book forms in ten languages. Many manufactures have used this character on their children goods to promote the sales. The whole neighbourhood of Pinki is scared of menace of her doings. She wants to help uncle Jhapatji busy painting the furniture. "If you want to help me, go away!" He screms. Other characters in the series are, Champu, Bhiku, Didi, Principal Tasmut, PINKI'S parent and grand parents.
CHACHA CHAUDHARY AND THE BIG HEAD: CHACHA CHAUDHARY SERIES #1
Pran Kumar - 2014
Thus CHACHA CHAUDHARY was born in 1971. Tall and robust SABU, who is an inhabitant of planet Jupiter, gave Chaudhary an ideal company. A combination of wisdom and strength was formed to tackle any difficult task. It is said that " Chacha Chaudhary's brain works faster than a computer". Though both fight the criminals and tricksters, each episode ends with a touch of humour. The duo perform in lighter vein. The CHAUDHARY family consists of his wife Bini, a fat sharp tongue woman, Sabu, Rocket - the dog and Dag- Dag, an old truck who is half human- half machine. Chacha Chaudhary is the most popular Indian comics. More than 10 million readers enjoy this series regularly in newspapers and comic books in ten languages. A T.V. serial based on the comics has crossed 500 episodes and still continue to be telecast on premier channel "Sahara ONE".
The Last Call for Vengeance
Ethan Westfield - 2020
Fortunately, a group of fearless Comanche Indians saved his life and he soon found himself in their camp. As the years go by, Holt grows up learning the Comanche ways. He has only one vivid recollection of the fatal night that changed his childhood; the name and the face of Raid Sinclair, the man at fault. How will this crucial clue lead him to detect the merciless murderer?When Holt finally reaches adulthood, his thirst for vengeance grows with him. Even though it’s deeply traumatic for him, he decides to finally return to his hometown and seek evidence. Since many years have gone by, he will soon realize that his mission is not child’s play. However, with his Comanche fellows by his side, he will begin his grueling trek to find the evil killer and bring justice. Will he succeed in this challenging pursuit of the heinous Raid Sinclair?While Holt is on the track of Sinclair, Willa Tomlin, a beautiful young woman will steal his heart. But he will soon discover a bond between her and his old enemy… How will this unexpected turn of events affect his hazardous undertaking? Will he accomplish his goal and ultimately take the revenge he’s been seeking his whole life?
Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together
Frank Lisciandro - 2014
Lies, myths, rumors and tall tales spread by people who didn’t know him have masked Jim Morrison and clouded what he accomplished. Fearing that the original, actual real Jim would become hopelessly lost, Frank Lisciandro, Jim’s friend and film collaborator, gathered together more than a dozen of Morrison’s friends for a series of conversations and interviews. In the transcripts of these talks Jim Morrison is candidly brought to light by the people who knew him, who were his pals, colleagues, mentors and lovers. Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together confronts and sweeps away the fantasy to illuminate an extraordinary man and gifted creative artist. A quote from the book: "To call him a rock star is just a total insult to him and his intelligence and his awareness and this philosophy that was inside of him. His life was a philosophy. He didn’t tell people what they have to do, he just did it himself. He just put it all out there."– Ron Alan The conversations covered a multitude of topics and events. The people who share their stories were themselves active participants in the West Coast music scene: musicians, concert promoters, publicists and band managers. Readers will discover funny stories, secrets revealed and truths more astounding than the fabrications published during and after Morrison’s life. Another quote from the book: “I loved Jim when he would get an idea, he'd say, ‘Uh oh, I think I'm getting a cerebral erection’. And then he'd hold his hands to his head because he had a new idea for a poem or song and then laugh about it. It was the laughter that followed that was wonderful.”– Leon Barnard From his first year in high school and his student days at UCLA to the formation of The Doors and his rise to fame, this book weaves an amazing tapestry of honest information about Morrison the poet, the brilliant lyricist, and the iconic singer and performer of The Doors. The book is a treat for Jim’s fans worldwide and for curious readers who want to know the true Jim Morrison story. The conversations also offer a unique oral history of the restless and turbulent Sixties when L.A.’s Sunset Strip was the focus of a cultural renaissance and musical revolution. The book contains more than 50 original Frank Lisciandro photographs, many never published before. More quotes from the book: "Jim was totally not interested in the economic aspect of his career. I never met anybody like Jim. He was seemingly disconnected with the meaning of money. He truly had no interest in physical possessions." – Bill Siddons “The biographers seem to have lost Jim’s sense of humor. I can’t impress upon you enough that it was always there….He was the funniest human being I ever met. Simply that, the funniest human being I ever met.” – Fud Ford "A few weeks before he left for Paris, I organized a (touch) football game. Jim was relentless in his pursuit of my brother, who was the opposing quarterback.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams
Darwin Porter - 2014
So does Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, who lives again in this "warts-and-all" portrait. It's being released on the 20th anniversary of the tragic death, in 1994, of the icon who changed America's beliefs about what a woman of style, power, and influence could accomplish "behind the throne" of men whose careers changed the course of history. During her tumultuous life, she zealously guarded her privacy and her secrets, but in the wake of her death, more and more revelations have emerged about her frustrations, her rage, her passions, her towering strengths, and her delicate fragility, which she hid from the glare of the world behind oversized sunglasses. Within this posthumous biography, a three-dimensional woman emerges through the compilation of some 1,000 eyewitness testimonials from men and women who knew her over a period of decades. The public epitome of charm, grace, and elegance, the private, chain-smoking Jackie was known for her sharp wit and her acid tongue, dissing some of the great men and women she encountered. Examples include such figures as Nancy Reagan ("I heard she used to give the best head in Hollywood when she was a starlet at MGM"); Queen Elizabeth II ("pompous, stuffy, a heavy trip, and seriously pissed off at me for turning on Philip"); or Martin Luther King, Jr. ("a terrible man and a tricky, phony, skirt-chaser and race baiter"). This outspoken testimonial to the flimsier side of Camelot contains a cornucopia of gossip and intrigue, including details about Jackie's scandalous love affairs with her two brothers-in-law (Bobby and Teddy), and her penchant for movie star seductions (Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, William Holden). Also detailed are her famous feuds with Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Maria Callas; her almost unknown love affairs with Spain's greatest matador and with Peter Lawford; her night in Georgetown coping with LBJ's aborted seduction; her friend Rudolf Nureyev's pursuit of both her and Bobby; her interchanges with Lem Billings, JFK's homosexual "First Friend" whom Bobby defined as "Jack's other wife"); her blood feud with Christina Onassis; her sibling rivalry with Lee Radziwill; her illicit affair with a senator nicknamed "Gorgeous George; her love-hate relationship with Frank Sinatra; and her Italian fling with Fiat's kingpin, Gianni Agnelli, who taught her all about La Dolce Vita during the summer of 1962. Conceived in direct and sometimes defiant contrast to the avalanche of more breathlessly respectful testimonials to the life and legacy of "America's Queen," this book is the latest installment in Blood Moon's endlessly irreverent BABYLON series.
Adventures of a Deadly Duo: A Historical Western Adventure Book
Austin Grayson - 2020
She is always on the trail of atrocious criminals but when her ruse is almost uncovered, her world turns upside down and she is desperate to find someone to pull her out of the fire. Luckily for her, she will partner up with Willem Stron, a lionhearted man and passing gambler who will pose as Kyle. Together they will join forces on a risky mission to guard a passing stagecoach with precious cargo. When their lives are on the line, will Willem eventually win Daisy's trust, so that they both succeed on this highly challenging undertaking?While Daisy and Willem are planning the perilous ambush, a deep affection grows for one another. Day by day, their lifetime adventure brings them closer, but they both know that if they want to stay on course, they will need to set their happily ever after aside. While struggling to focus on their quest, the sudden appearance of a wanted poster with Willem's face causes yet another series of menacing threats. How will Daisy and Willem react to this unexpected turn of events? Will they ever escape from this living nightmare and have a chance at love?When the stagecoach becomes targeted by a vicious local bandit and his gang, the two bounty hunters will deal with endless challenges that block their way. Will the legendary duo manage to protect the secretive cargo, and live to tell the tale? Or will the forces of corruption and greed overtake them at long last?A pulse-pounding drama, which will make you turn the pages with bated breath until the very last word. A must-read for fans of Western action and romance.
Marry the Scot Series: Volume II
Jolie Vines - 2020
These three steamy stories can be read as standalones, or you can start at the beginning with Volume I.Picture ThisThe only man she loves is the Scot she can’t have.Taylor has lived with threats and blackmail her entire life. Either she behaves like the perfect, dutiful daughter, or gives up her most desperate wish.She's always wanted Wasp.One hot kiss leads to an indecent proposal and a cross-European bucket list tour. But Wasp is no longer the boy Taylor once knew. The clock might be ticking, but her hot Scot has his own plans. Even if he has to choose between love and his career.Oh BabyA mind-blowing kiss, a phone call he never thought he wanted... Ally is about to fall in love. Twice.Ally gets by on his looks. Avoiding responsibility and not tackling his dyslexia is second nature to him, but there’s one rule he’s stuck by: ignoring Scarlet Storm. Until a chance encounter in a hotel leads to an unstoppable kiss. Then shocking news turns his life upside down: A tiny newborn needs him.Claiming the child and becoming a worthy father will take everything Ally has got, but he won't stop there. He wants Scarlet too.Come the FallBeing on the run leaves no time for distractions. Unless your new boss is alpha, Scottish, and builtAutumn has taken her baby nephew and is fleeing for their lives. Almost reaching the safety of a small wintery Washington State town, she narrowly avoids a collision as her car spins out on ice. The other driver is a huge mountain man who speaks only in glares. The instant attraction is like nothing she has experienced, but she isn't hanging around, no matter the enticement to stay.Bull will never trust again, certainly not a single mother with secrets. But he can't stop the draw. Working side by side with Autumn at his bar every day is enough to awaken his protective side once again. But the past will always catch up with you, no matter how far you run or who you fall in love with on the way.--This boxed set contains the last two novels and a novella in the Marry the Scot series. Once you start reading, you'll be hooked and eyeing plane tickets to Scotland. Download this now to enter a world of gorgeous scenery and hot Scots!
David Wood - 2018
They’re chasing the rumor of an ancient Roman shipwreck in the murky waters of Guanabara Bay, a rumor that, if true, will rewrite the history of the Americas. What they find instead will cast new light on one of the strangest murder mysteries of the 20th century, and thrust Maddock and his friends into the midst of a diabolical plot to destroy the Church. DESTINATION: RIO is the first in a new series of stand-alone novellas by USA Today bestselling author David Wood and prolific action-adventure novelist Sean Ellis. Each new story in the DESTINATION: ADVENTURE series will transport Dane, Bones and the crew of Sea Foam to an exotic and exciting locale, where treasure, mystery, and adventure await! This author's preferred edition includes added material! Praise for David Wood and Sean Ellis! “Dane and Bones.... Together they're unstoppable. Rip roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question - how soon until the next one? Because I can't wait.” -Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun “What an adventure! A great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored.” -Paul Kemprecos, author of Cool Blue Tomb and the NUMA Files “Ellis and Wood are a partnership forged in the fires of Hell. Books don’t burn hotter than this!” -Steven Savile, author of the Ogmios thrillers
Chloe Kendrick - 2015
Literally. He talks to animals to see clues other people would overlook. Like when the proud owner of a pair of Scotties goes missing, Griff knows foul play has to be involved, because the dogs tell him there’s no way she’d leave her pampered pooches alone in the winter. But when he shows too much interest in what the Scotties have to say, an attractive police detective takes the wrong kind of interest in him. Viewing him as a possible suspect, she digs up secrets about Griff he would have preferred left buried. And that’s not even his biggest problem—taking the dogs into his home has made him a target of the victim’s abductor. This makes him scurry to solve the case, because as an expert on animal behavior, there’s one thing Griff knows to be true: the most dangerous animal is the human animal.
Amish Mysteries: Missing (An Amish Mystery Book Series (Amish Mysteries) 1)
Ruth Price - 2016
What if everybody's wrong? Salome was always wild. Since childhood, she said she wanted out of Amish life. So when she gets into a car with a group of Englischers on a Spring afternoon, everyone knows Salome ran away. But five years later and pregnant with her first child, Salome's best friend Susie stumbles on new, troubling evidence that makes her question everything. Caught between community, family, and friendship, Susie will put her life and her marriage on the line for the truth. Can Susie find out what really happened? And if she does, will her faith survive?Missing is a clean, Amish mystery about friendship and faith that will keep you up all night turning pages. If you love a Christian mystery with heaps of tension, start reading Missing today. If you love clean Amish mysteries, Start Reading Missing now!
Road to the Breaking
Chris Bennett - 2021
Army Fort Davis in the west Texas wilderness, has received shocking news – his father is dead. He must return home to Virginia and claim his inheritance before a maniacal neighbor can murder his widowed mother and seize the family plantation. But he’s torn by a terrible dilemma – to stay in the army and turn his back on his fortune, his mother and his beloved childhood home, or become the thing he despises; a slave master! Is there no other choice? Meanwhile, a woman desperate to redeem her family’s fortunes schemes to marry her beautiful but troubled daughter to the handsome young heir. But will Evelyn’s own plans break his heart instead? An epic journey across a young nation seething with debauchery, brutality, corruption, and political intrigue, unwittingly on the brink of an unimaginable disaster; the American Civil War. Nathan Chambers has left the violent army life behind in Texas, never imaging he’s on the very ‘Road to The Breaking’.