The Endearment

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Author: Lavyrle Spencer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101214916
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The Endearment by Lavyrle Spencer


Original Title: The Endearment

New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer presents one of her most beloved, enduring stories... Hoping to escape the shame of her street urchin’s life in Boston, Anna Reardon plotted a desperate scheme—to become Karl Lindstrom’s mail-order bride in the beautiful, dangerous frontier of Minnesota. A kind and gentle man, Karl forgave Anna for her deceptions. But there was still one burning secret she had to hide from him, knowing its revelation would destroy the love they had come to cherish.

Through The Gate Of Horn

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Author: Alfred D. Byrd
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595763545
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Through The Gate Of Horn by Alfred D. Byrd


Original Title: Through The Gate Of Horn

A night of unsettling dreams, a mysterious painting, and a chance meeting at a science-fiction convention propel an obscure computer programmer into the adventure of his lifetime. Seeking the meaning of his dreams, he learns that they arise from persons and a place of ancient power hidden in the Bluegrass of Kentucky. He must find whether he shares with them their power-and their curse. In Through the Gate of Horn, his quest will take him far beyond the bounds of the world that he has known, into one where all that he believes will come into question.

Gender And Discourse

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Author: Deborah Tannen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199727827
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Gender And Discourse by Deborah Tannen


Original Title: Gender And Discourse

Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand spent nearly four years (in cloth and paper) on The New York Times Best Seller list and has sold over a million and a half copies. Clearly, Tannen's insights into how and why women and men so often misunderstand each other when they talk has touched a nerve. For years a highly respected scholar in the field of linguistics, she has now become widely known for her work on how conversational style differences associated with gender affect relationships. Her life work has demonstrated how close and intelligent analysis of conversation can reveal the extraordinary complexities of social relationships--including relationships between men and women. Now, in Gender and Discourse, Tannen has gathered together six of her scholarly essays, including her newest and previously unpublished work in which language and gender are examined through the lens of "sex-class-linked" patterns, rather than "sex-linked" patterns. These essays provide a theoretical backdrop to her best-selling books--and an informative introduction which discusses her field of linguistics, describes the research methods she typically uses, and addresses the controversies surrounding her field as well as some misunderstandings of her work. (She argues, for instance, that her cultural approach to gender differences does not deny that men dominate women in society, nor does it ascribe gender differences to women's "essential nature.") The essays themselves cover a wide range of topics. In one, she analyzes a number of conversational strategies--such as interruption, topic raising, indirection, and silence--and shows that, contrary to much work on language and gender, no strategy exclusively expresses dominance or submissiveness in conversation--interruption (or overlap) can be supportive, silence and indirection can be used to control. It is the interactional context, the participants' individual styles, and the interaction of their styles, Tannen shows, that result in the balance of power. She also provides a fascinating analysis of four groups of males and females (second-, sixth-, and tenth-grade students, and twenty-five year olds) conversing with their best friends, and she includes an early article co-authored with Robin Lakoff that presents a theory of conversational strategy, illustrated by analysis of dialogue in Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage. Readers interested in the theoretical framework behind Tannen's work will find this volume fascinating. It will be sure to interest anyone curious about the crucial yet often unnoticed role that language and gender play in our daily lives.

The Sicilian S Unexpected Duty

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Author: Michelle Smart
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460328833
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The Sicilian S Unexpected Duty by Michelle Smart


Original Title: The Sicilian S Unexpected Duty

Harlequin Presents author Michelle Smart's fabulous trilogy will delight, entice and enthrall! Meet three dark-hearted men with devastating appeal and the women who prove more than a match for them in The Irresistible Sicilians! One incredible night… Cara Delany shouldn't have been surprised when Pepe Mastrangelo—world-renowned playboy—disappeared after their unforgettable night, leaving only cold sheets and X-rated memories…. Or so she thought! Four months later, with more than herself to think of, she's forced to face the sexy Sicilian again. One very big consequence! When the fiery redhead Pepe couldn't forget hurtles back into his life proclaiming he's the father of her child, it's a role that he never expected—or wanted. Unsure if she's telling the truth, Pepe has five months to uncover everything about Cara, and he knows just where to start!

Too Friendly To Date

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Author: Nicole Helm
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460341120
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Too Friendly To Date by Nicole Helm


Original Title: Too Friendly To Date

One little white lie…one big explanation! Okay, pretending her sexy boss is her boyfriend is more like a huge white lie. But electrician Leah Santino will take the risk. If her parents think she has someone, they won't go back to smothering her, and they can all be a family again. Problem is, Jacob McKnight isn't just her boss—he's her friend. And faking a relationship when the Santinos come to visit means those sparks she's always tried to ignore are hotter than ever. This thing between them is starting to feel real, but Leah has a very good reason to stay independent. Unless that's one lie that's outlived its purpose…

From Venice With Love

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Author: Alison Roberts
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 146032353X
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From Venice With Love by Alison Roberts


Original Title: From Venice With Love

Falling for her fake fiancé Dr. Charlotte Highton has fulfilled her grandmother's dream of a luxury train trip to Venice. But how can she fulfill her final wish—to see Charlotte walk down the aisle? Then, in the narrow streets of Venice adorned with twinkling Christmas lights, Charlotte literally bumps into delectable ex-colleague Dr. Nico Moretti. And amongst the hustle and bustle of St. Mark's Square he drops down onto one knee and offers Charlotte a lifeline…a very spontaneous and temporary one!

Secrets For Seducing A Royal Bodyguard

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Author: Vanessa Kelly
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420131230
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Secrets For Seducing A Royal Bodyguard by Vanessa Kelly


Original Title: Secrets For Seducing A Royal Bodyguard

"Full of intrigue, emotion and sensuality." --Katharine Ashe In this witty, sensual new series, Vanessa Kelly introduces the Renegade Royals, illegitimate sons of the Royal Princes who are finding their rightful places in society. . . Accomplished spy Aden St. George prefers to stay away from the frivolous ton, especially after the way his mother was used by the Prince Regent. But his latest mission compels him to guard unconventional, vibrant Lady Vivien Shaw. Rescuing her from kidnappers was easy. Resisting her beauty is not. Duty demands he keep an eye on her—and naturally, his lips soon follow. For someone who views entanglements as a weakness, this is pure, delicious folly. . . Though grateful for Aden's help, Vivien has secrets she must keep hidden. Yet with her abductors still at large, she needs Aden's protection almost as much as she craves his touch. . . Praise For Vanessa Kelly And His Mistletoe Bride "Kelly combines wit, innocent sensuality and seduction. . ." —Publishers Weekly "The perfect holiday treat!" --Kieran Kramer

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