Bevor Emilie Rosenstolz erklären kann, wie es zu der Situation kam, ist sie auch schon fristlos entlassen. Doch zum Heulen bleibt ihr keine Zeit. Denn ihre erkrankte Tante braucht dringend Unterstützung im Blumenladen.Dort trifft Emilie auf den Weingutbesitzer Richard Freiherr von Spring. Er muss sich um den Hochzeitswunsch seiner Schwester kümmern. Einen Blumengarten. Dazu braucht er Emilies tatkräftige Hilfe.Schon bald kommen Emilie und Richard einander näher. Doch dann verschließt der attraktive Mann sich vor ihr. Denn er verbirgt ein trauriges Schicksal und will sich nie wieder verlieben. Aber da hat er die Rechnung ohne sein Herz gemacht.
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Author: William Gibson
William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's unique world—lyric and mechanical, sensual and violent, sobering and exciting—where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell. Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.
Author: Monika Renz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
This book introduces a process-based, patient-centered approach to palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented treatment and radical reconsideration of our transition to death. Drawing on decades of work with terminally ill cancer patients and a trove of research on near-death experiences, Monika Renz encourages practitioners to not only safeguard patients' dignity as they die but also take stock of their verbal, nonverbal, and metaphorical cues as they progress, helping to personalize treatment and realize a more peaceful death. Renz divides dying into three parts: pre-transition, transition, and post-transition. As we die, all egoism and ego-centered perception fall away, bringing us to another state of consciousness, a different register of sensitivity, and an alternative dimension of spiritual connectedness. As patients pass through these stages, they offer nonverbal signals that indicate their gradual withdrawal from everyday consciousness. This transformation explains why emotional and spiritual issues become enhanced during the dying process. Relatives and practitioners are often deeply impressed and feel a sense of awe. Fear and struggle shift to trust and peace; denial melts into acceptance. At first, family problems and the need for reconciliation are urgent, but gradually these concerns fade. By delineating these processes, Renz helps practitioners grow more cognizant of the changing emotions and symptoms of the patients under their care, enabling them to respond with the utmost respect for their patients' dignity.
Author: Riley Hart
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Josiah Evans lost both his parents; he's sweet, shy, and wants nothing more than to be loved. Mateo Sanchez has seen it all as the son of a gang leader, and never hesitates to do what needs to be done, no matter what it is. Wealthy attorney Tristan Croft clawed his way up from the bottom to rule his own world, and will never depend on anyone but himself again. Three men who couldn't be more different ... until their lives intersect and they find an uncommon balance that calms the storms inside each of them, and ignites fires hotter than they ever thought imaginable.
Author: Beverly Barton
Publisher: HQN Books
For Lausanne Raney, romance meant nothing but trouble. Once it cost her her freedom and her baby girl. Now she's got a respectable life…but desperately needs money to find her child. When she accepts an unusual offer from her wealthy employer's daughter, she finds herself under deadly suspicion—and the unwanted protection of security agent Domingo Shea. Bad enough the courageously honest ex-Navy SEAL doesn't completely trust Lausanne any more than she does him. But worse still, the instant electric attraction between them is impossible to resist. And the deeper their investigation goes, the more Lausanne struggles to convince Dom to leave her—for both their sakes. But with a ruthless killer lying in wait, there will soon be no safe place for her or Dom to hide…
Dying: A Memoir
Author: Cory Taylor
Publisher: Tin House Books
"Bracing and beautiful . . . Every human should read it." —The New York Times A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice At the age of sixty, Cory Taylor is dying of melanoma-related brain cancer. Her illness is no longer treatable: she now weighs less than her neighbor’s retriever. As her body weakens, she describes the experience—the vulnerability and strength, the courage and humility, the anger and acceptance—of knowing she will soon die. Written in the space of a few weeks, in a tremendous creative surge, this powerful and beautiful memoir is a clear-eyed account of what dying teaches: Taylor describes the tangle of her feelings, remembers the lives and deaths of her parents, and examines why she would like to be able to choose the circumstances of her death. Taylor’s last words offer a vocabulary for readers to speak about the most difficult thing any of us will face. And while Dying: A Memoir is a deeply affecting meditation on death, it is also a funny and wise tribute to life.
Being a professional escort comes with its vices. To keep women from getting too clingy, stop them from dropping their panties, and silence them before they can blurt the L word, Rhett has made certain rules. He never breaks them. Ever. 1. No Kissing. 2. No Feelings. 3. And definitely, absolutely, no sex. But when Aspen, a beautiful brunette, hires him to help repair her image to her family, things get complicated. Rhett's never had a problem separating work from pleasure. But now work and pleasure seem to be one and the same
Author: S. L. Grey
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
From S. L. Grey comes this suspenseful psychological thriller. Mark and Steph are struggling to move on with their lives after armed robbers broke into their home and brutalized them. Shaken, they decide to get away and leave their troubles behind. A house swap in Paris with a couple they meet online, the Petits, seems to provide the perfect escape. But upon arriving for a week's luxurious break, they find themselves in a festering, run-down apartment. And when Steph attempts to contact the Petits, she gets no answer. Mark and Steph try to make the most of the trip, but they are unable to relax. After a series of increasingly unsettling events, they decide to return home. Yet when they arrive, neither of them can shake the feeling that there's now something sinister about their own house. As time passes, Mark is terrorized by a series of unsettling visions. But is it all in his imagination or is there a far more worrying explanation . . . ?
Pheobe Millbury must marry a duke--before her two cousins do--in order to inherit the family fortune, but the vicar's daughter finds herself torn between the wealthy Calder and his illegitimate but captivating younger brother Rafe.
[Siren Menage Everlasting: Alternative Menage a Trois Paranormal Romance, M/M/M, vampires, HEA] Park Young-Jin and Johnny Khang are brought together when FPA headquarters comes under attack, and Park gets shot. In order to save Park's life, Johnny, an FPA trainee, offers to change him into a vampire, and Park agrees. Johnny knew that by changing Park into a vampire, he would be creating a blood bond. The consequences didn't matter. His only concern was saving Park's life. Soon after, Johnny learns that Park is Axel Lee's mate. Even though he wants to stay with Park, Johnny leaves. He doesn't have a choice. Park belongs to Axel. With distance, comes untamed desire. It's impossible for Johnny to stay away from Park when he wants the young man for his own. Axel is conflicted. Even though Park is his mate, he can't deny the blood bond. Axel wants to keep Park to himself but, he knows that the young man is in pain without Johnny. It's up to him to think of a solution that will make the three of them happy.
Preview this title's catalog page in a new window 100 Questions & Answers About Von Willerbrand Disease First Edition Second Edition Third Edition Fourth Edition Fifth Edition Sixth Edition Seventh Edition Eighth Edition Ninth Edition Tenth Edition Eleventh Edition Twelve Edition Authors: Andra H. James , MD , Duke University Medical Center Show degrees: Yes No Show affiliations: Yes No ISBN: 0763757675 ISBN-13: 9780763757670 Price: $17.95 Binding: Paperback Pages: 114 Link for Request Review Copy: http://www.jbpub.com/cart/compcart.cfm?bc=5767-0&t= Will Publish: 05/21/2008 Copyright: Title Page Text [Edit] EMPOWER YOURSELF! The only text to provide both the patient’s and doctor’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Von Willebrand Disease provides a much needed primer for patients and their families. This book address the questions most relevant to those recently diagnosed with the disease, offering up-to-date, authoritative, practical, yet easy to understand answers to your questions about Von Willebrand Disease, including indispensable information about diagnosis and treatment. VWD is a common bleeding disorder, affecting 1% of all people; this valuable resource will help those diagnosed better understand and cope with the disorder.
This is Not a Love Song
Author: Karen Duve
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
There is little that is 'normal' about Anne Strelau. Most obviously, at 112 kg, she is grotesquely overweight. This is the story of Anne's ups and downs: of her unhappy childhood, her miserable adolescence, and the start of her obsession with her weight. It's a black comedy about obesity, adult disappointment and cynicism.
When Campbell Armstrong and his first wife, Eileen, became lovers, she showed him a small scar on her stomach, the only remnant of a Caesarean delivery she had undergone when she was seventeen. The baby, whom she had named Barbara, had been given up for adoption.Years later, when Campbell had remarried, one of his sons received a call from Eileen: she had cancer and was dying. At the same time, a forty-year-old woman was trying to trace her mother. Finally she tracked down her uncle: she was Barbara, she told him, and Eileen was her mother. The uncle feared that Eileen was too sick to cope with the news, but Barbara then revealed an awful fact: she too, had cancer and time was short.All That Really Matters is the remarkable story of two extraordinary women who had to live a whole lifetime of caring in a few short weeks.