He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.
"~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!"
"Les fleurs du mal", in english "The Flowers of Evil", is a volume of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire. The poems deal with themes relating to decadence and eroticism. The author and the publisher were prosecuted in France under the regime of the Second Empire as an "outrage aux bonnes mœurs" ("an insult to public decency"). Because of this prosecution, Baudelaire was fined 300 francs. Victor Hugo announced that Baudelaire had created "un nouveau frisson" (a new shudder, a new thrill) in literature.
A banker, linguist, and demolitions expert who has successfully infiltrated German intelligence, FBI Special Agent Thomas Cochrane is handpicked by Roosevelt for an impossible mission: to find Hitler's spy before he carries out a plan that will remove the president from office at a critical moment in the century's history.
"Terrific Nazi Spy Novel"
In Afghanistan, women are not celebrated on just a single day like the rest of the world. International Women’s Day starts March 8, and is celebrated here day after day through the end of the month.
When Verne Raydon marries Robert, it is purely for money, and he knows it. Verne despises him yet takes the step that appalls her, but she has no choice. In this loveless arrangement, Robert, who is not unattractive, must have his own motives, but what are they, and what can he possibly gain from such an arrangement?
What's in a Name will help you to see God and hear His Word through some of his most unique and beautiful creations: flowers. As the flowers bloom to fulfill the purpose for which they were created, you will be challenged to do the same. Share your heart with God and observe as He reveals Himself in the most wonderful and unusual ways. What's in a Name is ideal for devotionals, this audiobook will help you to see God in nature as members of the plant kingdom bring you inspiration, encouragement, and challenges.
"Not completely worthless"
Each era has had its excesses, and during the Victorian days, horticultural decoration topped the list. Jennifer Davies, in her book “The Victorian Kitchen Garden,” describes the art of “dressing” a formal dining table, as practiced by an estate’s head gardener.
All summer I bring in flowers from the garden and wild ones from the fields. Sometimes they’re in a bouquet, whose bright colors bring the outdoors in. But often they’re just some odd treasure that appeals to me — a handful of daisies picked by a grandchild or one neon-violet artichoke blossom. I’ll stick it in a glass on the windowsill above the sink, along with glasses of herbs such as parsley and mint. Some, like those herbs, are there for the eating, too.
The Flower of Phon Thong is a biography that sounds like a novel. It is the compelling story about the life of Kayson Nahmoonrahk. Born in one of the poorest areas of Thailand, she struggles to survive while searching for self-purpose and love. The journey bridges two continents taking the listener on a rollercoaster of emotions that include romance, tragedy, heartbreak, and triumph.
"Saying It With Flowers" is from the April 13, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Laura M. Holson and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
In cities the world over, men (and, to a lesser extent, women) who urinate in the street — al fresco — are a scourge of urban life, costing millions of dollars for cleaning and the repair of damage to public infrastructure. And, oh, the stench.
"Paris Turns to Flower-Growing Toilet to Fight Public Urination" is from the February 02, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Bilefsky and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Afghan General Plants Flowers in Helmand, but Taliban Lurk" is from the April 09, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Paul Ryden.
Less than two weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump, the center ground, to the extent it still existed, has collapsed. Trump’s presidency has done more than polarize the country; it has established terms of battle likely to persist indefinitely.
"The Trump Effect Is in Full Flower, and No One Is Immune" is from the January 31, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Balz and narrated by Sam Scholl.
This fresh rendition of Pete's classic song is bookended with just percussion and vocals transitioning to Pete's spoken word, classical guitar, and violin - as Pete tells the story, beginning with the Cossack soldiers and ending with the German actress, Marlene Dietrich, of how he came to write his lyrics and how the song was embraced around the world.
"The Real Meaning of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Flowers" is from the July 01, 2016 Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Anna Russell and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Tallying the Toll of a Staten Island Drug Wave in Flowers for Funerals" is from the October 09, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wilson and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Typically, I do not like fake things. I do not like fake sugar, fake wood or fake news (who does?). If given the choice, I will almost always opt for the real McCoy: a real Christmas tree, real flowers and real candles.
>Prostitution in the Digital Age: Selling Sex From the Suite to the Street explores the sex trade in modern times. For those without direct experience with the seamy, real-life world of prostitution, it can be easy to accept the glamorized depictions of the sex-for-sale industry as it is often portrayed in fiction and Hollywood or sensationalized in the media. In reality, the business of sexual exploitation such as prostitution, sex trafficking, pornography, and sex tourism is far from attractive and, in many instances, can be dangerous, if not deadly.
"Don't waste your time"
To reconcile with her long-estranged father, Laine Simmons travels to Hawaii. But she soon finds her motives being questioned by his arrogant, judgmental, and extremely attractive business partner, Dillon O’Brian. It doesn’t help that every infuriating confrontation with the man only makes her want him more. As Laine struggles to heal her past, she has to fight her treacherous heart - or admit to herself that this is one battle she’d rather lose...
The way we talk to ourselves is often unkind and filled with self-judgments. These overly harsh self-criticisms can make us feel unworthy and incomplete. What if what you really need is not higher standards for yourself, but greater self-compassion? In Living with Your Heart Wide Open, you'll discover how mindfulness and self-compassion can free you from the thoughts and beliefs that create feelings of inadequacy.
"Many guided meditation with music included"