Retrouvailles Napa Valley
Découvrez la trilogie intégrale RETROUVAILLES A NAPA VALLEY dans un seul et même livre : Le destin se provoque, le bonheur aussi. Une triglogie intégrale qui regroupe scandales, passions et retrouvailles ! Des émotions à couper le souffle réunies en un seul volume. Le souvenir d’une étreinteTony Carlino est de retour à Napa Valley... Lorsqu’elle apprend cette incroyable nouvelle, Rena sent aussitôt l’angoisse la submerger. Car voilà douze ans qu’elle n’a pas revu celui qu’elle considérait autrefois comme son seul et unique amour. Douze longues années depuis ce fameux jour où, lasse de l’indifférence et du mépris de Tony, elle a choisi d’en épouser un autre... Un délicieux mensongeJe t’aime, Ali... Lorsque Joe Carlino prononce enfin ces quelques mots tant attendus, Ali a du mal à retenir ses larmes. Des larmes de joie, bien sûr, mais teintées d’amertume. Car elle sait que, bientôt, il lui faudra avouer à Joe sa véritable identité et que, alors, celui-ci la méprisera... L’amour d’un père S’il y a une chose à laquelle Nick Carlino tient plus que tout, c’est bien à sa liberté. Une certitude qui vacille pourtant lorsque, de retour dans la Napa Valley pour régler des affaires familiales, il se retrouve face à Brooke Hamilton, son amour de jeunesse. Brooke, toujours plus belle et plus envoûtante. Brooke, maintenant mère célibataire d’une adorable fillette...
When the world ends, can love survive? For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can't remember what it's like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda's biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals. When reports of a widespread, deadly "outbreak" begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can't outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy-an enemy who no longer remembers what it's like to be human. Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you'd die for becomes the one who could destroy you? Red Hillgrabs you from page one and doesn't let go until its stunning conclusion. This is number 1 New York Timesbestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.
Lost in Time
The stakes have never been higher for the young Blue Bloods of Manhattan. After their brief yet beautiful bonding ceremony in Italy, Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force depart for Egypt, desperate to find the elusive Gate of Promise before Jack must face his twin, Mimi, for a blood trial. A blood trial that only one of them can survive. But everything Schuyler thought she knew about the gate turns out to be a lie, and they soon find themselves ensnared in a deadly battle against the demon-born.
Eating Their Words
Examines the figure of the cannibal as it relates to cultural identity in a wide range of literary and cultural texts.
Search for Love
An enthralling tale of a woman who discovers both the truth about her past and the seductive possibilities of the present, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. When she arrives at her long lost relative's French estate, Serenity Smith is greeted with cold politeness by the Comtesse de Kergallen and her darkly handsome grandson, Christophe. Refusing to believe their scandalous stories about her late parents, Serenity sets out to prove they were false. But getting the enigmatic Christophe to change his mind about her will prove an equally worthy challenge. A NORA ROBERTS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
THE STORY: As The New York Times describes, The play tells of a woman storekeeper and a handsome, guileless youth who comes in off the highway. A guitar-player, he is a rural Orpheus who descends to rescue his love--not in Hades, precisely,
Beyond the Synapse
Formation of synapses and the changes in their connections during life are the basis for learning and memory and recovery from brain disease or injury. Much interest has been focused on how synapses function at the molecular level, while the cell-cell interactions controlling the formation receive far less attention. This book expands the scope of inquiry beyond the synaptic cleft to provide a comprehensive insight into how intercellular signalling enables neurons to communicate beyond the synapse, and to interact with other cells in the brain to alter synaptic connections appropriately. There are chapters devoted to consideration of glia, brain cells which have thus far been ignored in the majority of studies of learning and memory. Writing for academic researchers and professionals, contributors to this book reveal that there is much to learning and memory that lies beyond the synapse.
From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.
AMERICAN FREEDOM AND JUSTICE VS. THE TYRANNIES OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY The new government in central Europe, called the Confederated Principalities of Europe, was formed by an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians led by Mike Stearns who were transplanted into 17th-century Germany by a mysterious cosmic accident. The new regime is shaky. Outside its borders, the Thirty Years War continues to rage. Within, it is beset by financial crisis as well as the political and social tensions between the democratic ideals of the 20th-century Americans and the aristocracy which continues to rule the roost in the CPE as everywhere in Europe. Worst of all, the CPE has aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, the effective ruler of France. Richelieu has created the League of Ostend in order to strike at the weakest link in the CPE's armor¾its dependence on the Baltic as the lifeline between Gustav Adolf's Sweden and the rest of his realm. The greatest naval war in European history is about to erupt. Like it or not, Gustavus Adolphus will have to rely on Mike Stearns and the technical wizardry of his obstreperous Americans to save the King of Sweden from ruin. Caught in the conflagration are two American diplomatic missions abroaRebecca Stearns' mission to France and Holland, and the embassy which Mike Stearns sent to King Charles of England headed by his sister Rita and Melissa Mailey. Rebecca finds herself trapped in war-torn Amsterdam; Rita and Melissa, imprisoned in the Tower of London. And much as Mike wants to transport 20th-century values into war-torn 17th-century Europe by Sweet Reason, still he finds comfort in the fact that Julie, who once trained to be an Olympic marksman, still has her rifle . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Private investigator Mel Sutherland is running out of time. A child has been abducted and despite Mel's valiant efforts, all the leads have dried up. So she can hardly blame the child's desperate mother for seeking help from so-called psychic Sebastian Donovan. But that doesn't mean Mel is going to trust him - not one inch. Sebastian knows that Mel thinks he's just a con artist, exploiting a grieving mother's vulnerability. He also knows that he's the only one who can help her, if she'll just listen to her instincts - and her heart... Entranced can be read as a bewitching standalone novel. It is also the second book in The Donovan Legacy, which features cousins Morgana, Sebastian, Anastasia and Liam. The series begins with Captivated and continues with Charmed and Enchanted - all now available as eBooks for the first time. Includes a preview of Charmed.