A Southern socialite heads to the English Cotswolds in this modern spin on Austen’s Emma— from the USA Today–bestselling author of the It Girls series. Spoiled, stylish, socially connected Emma Lee Maxwell has spent her life in the idlest of pursuits—attending debutante balls, organizing sorority mixers, and acting as the unofficial Gossip Queen of Charleston, South Carolina. But when her family’s fortune suddenly dwindles, Emma Lee realizes her days as a Lowcountry Princess are numbered. When she discovers that she’s inherited her aunt’s cottage in the Cotswolds, she hightails it to England, nurturing fantasies of polo matches and jaunts to London. All that social organizing is going to come in handy when Emma Lee plans to take after her namesake and put her people-pleasing ways to good use by becoming the village’s very own matchmaker! And she’ll start with three local brothers… There’s just one skeptical, handsome, charming challenge: the oldest brother, Knightley, is stubbornly insisting Emma Lee abandon her well-meaning ways and focus on making a match of her own—with him… Be sure to read about Emma Lee’s sisters, Manderley and Tara! Praise for Leah Marie Brown’s Novels “Humor, heat, and a sexy Frenchman… Brown’s nod to Daphne du Maurier’s classic is a winner!”—#1 New York Times bestseller Helen Hardt on Dreaming of Manderley “Leah Marie Brown has a wily way of bringing her stories to life with sharp dialogue and drop-dead sexy characters.”—National bestselling author Cindy Miles on Faking

Author Leah Marie Brown
Isbn 1516101189
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-10-30
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF

Java 7 Recipes offers solutions to common programming problems encountered every day while developing Java-based applications. Fully updated with the newest features and techniques available, Java 7 Recipes provides code examples involving Servlets, Java FX 2.0, XML, Java Swing, and much more. Content is presented in the popular problem-solution format: Look up the programming problem that you want to solve. Read the solution. Apply the solution directly in your own code. Problem solved! The problem-solution approach sets Java 7 Recipes apart from other books on the topic. Java 7 Recipes is focused less on the language itself and more on what you can do with it that is useful. The book respects your time by always focusing on a task that you might want to perform using the language. Solutions come first. Explanations come later. You are free to crib from the book and apply the code examples directly to your own projects. Covers all-new release of Java: Java 7 Focuses especially on up-and-coming technologies such as Java FX 2.0 Respects your time by focusing on practical solutions you can implement in your own code

Author Josh Juneau,Mark Beaty,Carl Dea,Freddy Guime,John OConner
Isbn 1430240571
Genre Computers
Year 2012-03-20
Pages 872
Language English
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Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm join forces to track down a serial killer with a thirst for attention and high-profile murders, in the first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series... 'Grim, gory and filled with plenty of dark twists ... There's definitely a Scandinavian chill in the air with this fascinating read that loses none of its terror and fun in translation' Scottish Sun 'A clever, gripping crime novel with personality, flair, and heart' Crime by the Book 'An exercise in literary tag-teaming from two of Norway's biggest crime writers with a bold new take on the serial-killer-as-twisted-artist ... the start of a series with potential' Sunday Times ________________ Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja NordstrØm never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm visits NordstrØm's home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib with the number 'one' has been pinned to the TV. Police officer Alexander Blix is appointed to head up the missing-persons investigation, but he still bears the emotional scars of a hostage situation nineteen years earlier, when he killed the father of a five-year-old girl. Traces of NordstrØm soon show up at different locations, but the appearance of the clues appear to be carefully calculated ... evidence of a bigger picture that he's just not seeing... Blix and Ramm soon join forces, determined to find and stop a merciless killer with a flare for the dramatic, and thirst for attention. Trouble is, he's just got his first taste of it... ________________ 'A stunningly excellent collaboration ... a brutal tale of fame, murder, and reality TV that gets the pulse racing' Russel McLean 'Everything about this crime novel sings, the relationship between Blix and Emma, which is complex, but also the relationship between Blix and Fosse and Kovic. The past bleeds into the present and the clever melding of the strands of the story and the slow reveal of details that propel the story is masterly. This tale often surprises or shifts in subtle ways that are pleasing and avoid clichÉ. As the opener for a new series this is a cracker, long live the marriage of Horst and Enger' New Books Magazine 'Death Deserved is a fast-moving, punchy, serial killer investigative novel with a whammy of an ending. If this is the first in the Blix and Ramm series, then here's to many more!' LoveReading

Author Thomas Enger,Jorn Lier Horst
Isbn 1913193012
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-01-31
Pages 276
Language English
File format PDF

Giving access to the latest critical thinking on the subject, Medea is a comprehensive guide to sources that paints a vivid portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in myth for the murder of her children after she is banished from her own home and replaced by a new wife. Emma Griffiths brings into focus previously unexplored themes of the Medea myth, and provides an incisive introduction to the story and its history. Studying Medea’s ‘everywoman’ status – one that has caused many intricacies of her tale to be overlooked – Griffiths places the story in ancient and modern context and reveals fascinating insights into ancient Greece and its ideology, the importance of life, the role of women and the position of the outsider. In clear, user-friendly terms, the book situates the myth within analytical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, and Griffiths highlights Medea’s position in current classical study as well as her lasting appeal.

Author Emma Griffiths
Isbn 1136000380
Genre History
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 168
Language English
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This is a 20k word Novella Trina Farrady is coming home, although she doesn’t know if the small town of Hope Springs is still home. After nine months on the other side of the world to heal her broken heart, the time has come to face her past and maybe, just maybe, she can finally get over the man who broke her heart. She even has a speech prepared for when she will inevitably run into him…she just wasn’t supposed to run into him before she’d even stepped out of the airport. Tony Sharp knew he’d see Trina again one day, but he hadn’t expected it to be this day. He wasn’t ready and despite trying to convince himself otherwise, he wasn’t over her either. Seeing her again proves just how not over her he is and maybe, just maybe, she’s not over him yet either. Is it time for the two of them to find closure? Or is this a sign that they should try again and maybe finally get their happily ever after? *This book is set in Australia and uses Australian/UK English

Author Emma Lea
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-10-01
Pages 88
Language English
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Newly divorced and relieved of her position as head pastry chef in the restaurant she had slaved over for the last seven years, Ella Templeton was headed to the Sunshine Coast to lick her wounds and decide what to do with the rest of her life. This wasn’t the dreamy Christmas holiday that it sounded like. Ella hated Christmas and she was only going to the Sunshine Coast because that was where her parents lived and they’d offered her a place to stay. Thirty-four year old women shouldn’t be going home to their mothers—especially not Ella’s mother—even if her parents lived in a multimillion dollar mansion right on the beach and Ella could probably avoid her mother all together. No one told her she would be expected to take part in a bake-off on her mother’s YouTube channel, nor did they tell her about her fellow competitor. Michelin starred chef, Jake Collins. Please note: This story takes place in the sub-tropical area of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. It’s a Christmas story that takes place in Summer because…that’s how it happens down under. There is no snow, but there is plenty of heat…and I don’t just mean the temperature *wink wink* *This book uses UK/Australian English

Author Emma Lea
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-12-15
Pages N.A
Language English
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Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...Who wrote these words? And why? In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that was to give voice to the Statue of Liberty. Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the Statue, thanks to Emma's poem, slowly came to shape our hearts, defining us as a nation that welcomes and gives refuge to those who come to our shores. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry)

Author Linda Glaser
Isbn 0547768958
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2010-04-05
Pages 32
Language English
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The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Rosa Parks in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Author Emma E. Haldy
Isbn 1634705416
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2016-01-01
Pages 24
Language English
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"When Emma, the farmer's daughter, politely declines the proposal of the local prince, he begins to send his royal messengers with gifts. . . . In nontraditional style she declines castle life, inviting him to be her Farmer Prince instead. . . . Refreshing, fanciful, and great for holiday storyhours."--Booklist, starred review. Full-color illustrations.

Author Irene Trivas
Isbn 1623342198
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 32
Language English
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Despite ongoing challenges to the criminalisation and surveillance of queer lives, police leaders are now promoted as allies and defenders of LGBT rights. However, in this book, Emma K. Russell argues that the surface inclusion of select LGBT identities in the protective aspirations of the law is deeply tenuous and conditional, and that police recognition is both premised upon and reproductive of an imaginary of' 'good queer citizens'—those who are respectable, responsible, and 'just like' their heterosexual counterparts. Based on original empirical research, Russell presents a detailed analysis of the political complexities, compromises, and investments that underpin LGBT efforts to achieve sexual rights and protections. With a historical trajectory that spans the so-called 'decriminalisation' era to the present day, she shows how LGBT activists have both resisted and embraced police incursions into queer space, and how—with LGBT support—police leaders have re-crafted histories of violence as stories of institutional progress. Queer Histories and the Politics of Policing advances broader understandings of the nature of police power and the shifting terrain of sexual citizenship. It will be of interest to students and researchers of criminology, sociology, and law engaged in studies of policing, social justice, and gender and sexuality.

Author Emma K. Russell
Isbn 1351131613
Genre Law
Year 2019-08-29
Pages 162
Language English
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This scarce classic book details the author's journey to become a Canadian infantryman in the Great War, initially describing his training, and then concentrating on his experiences in the trenches as a machine gunner. Although sometimes humorous and light, this engaging and accessible text describes with the unmistakable grit of authenticity the horrors and vagaries of trench life in vivid detail. A must-have for anyone interested in factual accounts of war, The Emma Gees promises to inform and engage readers with an authentic war-time tale of desperation and fear. Herbert W. McBride was a Captain in the Indiana National Guard whose work is often hailed as the best first-person accounts of World War I. This book was first published in 1918 and is republished now with an new biography of the author.

Author Herbert Wes McBride
Isbn 1473376963
Genre History
Year 2015-10-22
Pages 188
Language English
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Abigail Haddock is stunning, sensible, and some would say…stuffy. But it’s not really her fault. She was raised in one of Wessco’s oldest, most affluent, aristocratic families—“stuffy” is their middle name. So is successful. Abby’s working overtime to distinguish herself as a top-notch physician, just as her family legacy demands. She doesn’t have time for nonsense. Tommy Sullivan’s all about nonsense. Sure, he’s an elite bodyguard with lethal skills and co-owner of the renowned, S&S Securities Firm—protector of the wealthy and titled. But he’s also rowdy, fun and thoroughly irresistible. Tommy knows how to have a good time, and he’s never seen someone more in need of a good time than Abby. The lass needs long, wet, filthy kisses—STAT—and he’s just the man for the job. It doesn’t take long for a wildly sexy, sinfully satisfying, no-strings attached arrangement to turn into something more. Something sweet and addictive and real. But Tommy and Abby are too royally stubborn to admit it. Opposites attract, everyone knows that. But can their red-hot relationship last—can they love…for forever?

Author Emma Chase
Isbn 0997426268
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-05-19
Pages 262
Language English
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This book looks at the gendering of the political system in Japan and the effects of that system on gender equality in national-level politics specifically and wider society more generally. It examines the approach taken by the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to issues of gender equality in Japan, and the repercussions of that approach on women’s political experiences and representation. This book covers a range of themes including the role of the LDP and other major political parties in constructing the modern Japanese political system, the under-representation of women in Japanese politics, women’s experiences in party politics and the gendering of government policies. Using in-depth interviews with women members of the national Diet, the book sheds light on how political women negotiate the male-dominated world of Japanese politics.

Author Emma Dalton
Isbn 1317554191
Genre Social Science
Year 2015-02-11
Pages 158
Language English
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Singer and Youtube star Anna Blue gives an exclusive insight into her life and opens up her diary for the first time. Find out how Anna and the love of her life Damien first met, found each other and how the hit song "So Alone" came about. You've never been so close to Anna! In addition, you get Anna's and Damien's song 'Angel' as free download!

Author Anna Blue,Emma Ryan
Isbn 3959270178
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-12-18
Pages 144
Language English
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Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates. Deborah Heiligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion for young readers. Charles and Emma is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Author Deborah Heiligman
Isbn 9781429934954
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
Year 2009-01-06
Pages 272
Language English
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An “ingenious” twist on the classic Emma with characters “Jane Austen herself would have loved” (Joanna Trollope). True, Emma Woodhouse crushed on her ridiculously sexy brother-in-law, Mark Knightley, when she was a clueless schoolgirl. But with an MBA from Harvard and a burgeoning career as marketing director for the family food business in Highbury, she’s become a self-assured young woman—totally immune to the Knightley charms. Besides, the man of Emma’s new dreams is television chef Flynn Churchill. When Mark is hired as Emma’s new company advisor and mentor, he likes the idea of getting closer to the girl he once dismissed as a “little sister.” Especially now that she grown into a woman so irresistible—not to mention obstinate, exasperating, resistant to his advice, and totally impervious when it comes to the rules of attraction and desire. Emma only thinks her heart is set on Churchill. Now it’s up to Mark to reset. “Juliet Archer has reinvented [Emma] for a 21st-century audience . . . with breathtaking charm and verve.” —Jane Austen Regency World Magazine “Perfect for reading on a hot, lazy afternoon. Like a single piece of good chocolate, it’s a sweet treat that you won’t regret later.” —Austenblog

Author Juliet Archer
Isbn 190693150X
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 210
Language English
File format PDF

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. The Vacationers by Emma Straub - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Jim, his wife, Franny, and his daughter, Sylvia, are all packing their bags to go on vacation in Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. Jim has recently retired and is unsure what to do with his free time. Sylvia is happy to be leaving Manhattan. She will be attending Brown University next year. Jim likes to run or walk every day, so today he walks around Terminal 7. Jim also has a son, Bobby, who lives in Florida. Bobby has a girlfriend named Carmen. Bobby, Carmen, and Franny's friend, Charles and his husband, Lawrence, will meet them in Mallorca. The Posts rented a house outside of Palma from a woman named Gemma. On the plane ride, Franny and Jim sit in business class on the plane while Sylvia sits in coach because Franny does not believe children or teenagers should sit in business class. During the flight, Jim walks back to Sylvia. Sylvia covers up the notebook she is writing in. In the notebook, Sylvia has written a list of things she wants to do before she goes to college. Last on the list is losing her virginity. Chapter 2 On the plane, there is a biker gang that makes a lot noise by shouting obscenities at each other. Jim shows interest in them and interest in buying a motorcycle, but Franny finds them annoying. They land in Palma. Franny reflects on how she considers it a major accomplishment that her two children like each other, even though there is a ten year age difference between them. The Posts go into the rented house and explore all of the rooms. Jim reflects on the loss of his job and how Franny has been tense and angry lately. Franny is good at being friendly in public, but always finds fault in Jim. Jim and Sylvia fall asleep in their own beds. Franny goes to the local market to buy food for dinner. Franny thinks about Jim’s retirement and becomes angry when she admits to herself that he did not stop working for the same reasons most men do. Franny has a compulsive eating problem. She does not see it as a problem, however, as compared to those who take illegal drugs. Sylvia wakes up and takes a shower...

Author Instaread Summaries
Isbn
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 40
Language English
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The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Maya Angelou in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Author Emma E. Haldy
Isbn 1634722191
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2017-01-01
Pages 24
Language English
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To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. It’s where he was born. It’s where he and Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination: the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells; the imaginary world projected through the TV; the coziness of Wardrobe, where Ma tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen—for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation, and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely. Told in the inventive, funny and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience—and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.

Author Emma Donoghue
Isbn 1443404365
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-09-07
Pages 432
Language English
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school now that she knows everything! Magic is harder than it looks. Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she’s about to discover that witches aren’t just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder’s Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth’s family is at the center of it all! When Moth’s new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself. In this spellbinding graphic novel debut, Emma Steinkellner spins a story packed with humor and heart about the weird and wonderful adventures of a witch-in-progress.

Author Emma Steinkellner
Isbn 1534431470
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-09-03
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF