Author: M B Gibson
Publisher: M.B. Gibson Books
Release Date: 2016-06-02
An anguished heir. A desolate maid. And one cold corpse. Richard Lynche, heir of an 18th century Tipperary estate, can find no peace. His bookish ways disgust his bullying letch of a father. His heartsick mother sinks ever-deeper into a drug-induced lethargy. The teen's only solace are the loving arms of the homesick new maid, Eveleen. Meanwhile jealousy, lust, and oppression lead to gruesome visions, causing Richard to question his own sanity. Desperate to prevail over his demons, he determines there is only one way to stop the torture-a killing. Aroon is a cauldron of old-fashioned Irish stew. Spiced heavily with Downton Abbey, sprinkled with Shakespeare's Hamlet and a dash of The Godfather's Michael Corleone, it explores the underbelly of life during the Protestant Ascendancy.
In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island-with its giant marble mansions, lavish dinner parties, and vicious social climbing- is a summer playground of the very rich. Into this rarefied world comes infamous railroad mogul and robber baron Sam Driver. He wants his beautiful daughter to have the best Newport has to offer-even if that means breaking all the rules...
A treehouse perched high in a mulberry tree provides a haven for best friends, Bobby and Ruby. However, Bobby's troubled family life and the secrets the two share as children will not only shape their childhood but will also re-connect and entwine their lives as adults. A story about secrets untold and the endurance of love to overcome the past.
Author: M. B. Gibson
Release Date: 2017-04-01
'Those who have the most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.' ?Edmund BurkeIf Sir Richard Lynche, baronet of Duncullen, must evict tenants to make room for profitable cattle, so be it. It is 1766 and workaday Irish have had enough. The Levellers, members of a secret agrarian society, vow to remove the landowner's boot pinned to their necks. Using pitchforks, spades'whatever is handy'they tear down walls, maim livestock, and threaten to destroy whoever stands in their way.But Lynche and his cronies have the law on their side, and they've classified Leveller protests as treason. When the local priest and boyhood friend of Sir Richard speaks out against the gentry's oppression, he becomes a prime target in their battle to cram the rebels back into their place.What could go wrong?Harps Upon the Willows picks up fifteen years after Aroon leaves off, focusing on true historical events that rocked eighteenth-century Tipperary.
In Regency-era England, Sarah Edwards is a Shakespeare-obsessed debutante who falls for Lord Basil Fairfax, a cruel rake who makes public sport of crushing her heart. Reinventing herself as the Ice Queen, Sarah plans on exacting retribution by out-raking the rake. Unfortunately, she didn't plan on Benedick Merritt, a duke with an irritating penchant for rescuing damsels-whether they are in distress or not. So, through a whirl of Shakespearean quote wars, lovesick Juliet wannabes, and one torturous matchmaking musicale, Sarah must decide which is really sweeter: Revenge or giving happily ever after a second chance.
Author: Ellen Dugan
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Witchery isn’t limited to the sabbats and to the occasional full moon; magick happens every day. In this treasury of enchantments, spells and witchery, popular author Ellen Dugan presents her personal grimoire of magick essentials to keep you happily conjuring seven days a week! Formerly available as 7 Days of Magic, new and advanced material has more than doubled the witchy wisdom within these pages, yet it still fits into a busy Witch’s schedule. As you learn daily magickal correspondences and themes, you’ll build a solid foundation of knowledge and open up amazing possibilities for highly effective spellwork and witchery each and every day. At-a-Glance Correspondences Daily Magickal Applications Deities Meditations Magickal Plants & Flower Colors, Candles, Crystals & Metals Potions, Philters & Oils Daily Witch Crafts Daily Rituals "This treasury of enchantments and spells will keep you conjuring seven days a week!"—Prediction Magazine
In our lives, if we're lucky, we meet that person who changes everything. They show us the world in a new light that makes it better. Elle is that person. Cassandra lives in a world full of lies and fear. You do what you're told and you don't embarrass the family. Her family lives in a glass house just waiting to be shattered. When she meets Elle and Collin she learns that maybe, just maybe she doesn't have to live that way anymore. They give her the chance to enjoy life and be whoever she wants. But when things start to fall apart around her will Cassie be strong enough to continue living or will she go back to being her parents' puppet? Living has never been easy but it's better than just surviving.
Author: Shmuel Bar
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2008-06-13
Genre: Political Science
Since September 11, 2001 much has been written about 'Islamist terrorism,' arguing that it is a perversion that has 'hijacked Islam' in the service of social, political and economic grievances. However, such accounts cannot explain why other people that can lay claim to similar or more serious grievances have not developed such devastating religious terrorist ideologies. Moreover, many of the terrorists themselves have attested to their own religious motivation and their belief that they acted in accordance with the precepts of Islam. In Warrant for Terror Shmuel Bar examines fatwas—legal opinions declaring whether a given act under Islam is obligatory, permitted, or forbidden. Fatwas serve as a major instrument by which religious leaders impel believers to engage in acts of jihad. Bar argues that fatwas, particularly those that come from the Arab world, should not be dismissed as a cynical use of religious terminology in political propaganda. Many terrorists testify that they were motivated to act by them. Indeed, this book shows that Islamic law plays a central role in determining for believers the practical meaning of the duty to jihad. Bar examines the underlying religious, legal, and moral logic of fatwas and the depth of their influence, particularly in contrast to alternative moderate Islamic interpretations. He explores the wide scope of issues that fatwas deal with, covering almost all facets of Islamic 'law of war': the justification for declaring jihad; the territory in which the jihad should be fought; whether women and children may participate in jihad; the legality of killing women, children and other non-combatants; the justification for killing hostages and mutilating their bodies; and the permissibility of diverse tactics and weapons, including suicide attacks and even nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. Warrant for Terror also delves into the contradictions between the radical and the mainstream narratives and the sources of the weakness of the latter in the face of the former. In the conclusion, the author raises a number of provocative questions relating to the 'religious policy' of the West in the face of the threat of Islamic extremism. This book is published in cooperation with the Hoover Institution
Author: Camille Di Maio
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: 2018-05
Hearts and dreams evolve in the shadow of the once-magnificent Penn Station. Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. But Angelo Bellavia has also inadvertently opened up Vera's life to unexpected possibilities. Angelo's new wife, Pearl, the wealthy daughter of a clothing manufacturer, has defied her family's expectations by devoting herself to the suffrage movement. In Pearl, Vera finds an unexpected dear friend...and a stirring new cause of her own. But when Pearl's selfless work pulls her farther from Angelo and their son, the life Vera craved is suddenly within her reach--if her conscience will allow her to take it. Her choice will define not only her future but also that of her daughter, Alice. Vera and Alice--a generation and a world apart--are bound by the same passionate drive to fulfill their dreams. As first mother and then daughter come of age in a city that is changing as rapidly as its skyline, they'll each discover that love is the only constant.
When Alec receives the Black Stallion’s first son as a gift, he believes his dreams have come true, but Satan’s savage arrogance makes him dangerous and unpredictable. Still, Alec is resolved to gain the fiery colt’s trust, even if he must risk his life to do it. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Michael Lang
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Release Date: 1998-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics
Differing provisions in bilateral tax treaties lead to undesired consequences. Tax administrations expend considerable energy combating tax structures devised by taxpayers and their advisers who attempt to use these differences to their advantage. This battle uselessly engages the resources of both enterprises and tax authorities. A model multilateral tax treaty could provide the solution to this problem. The advantages and disadvantages of multilateral tax treaties have been debated for many years. While some multilateral tax treaties have been concluded at regional levels, the concept has yet to gain wide acceptance. Multilateral Tax Treaties results from a research project conducted at the Department for Austrian and International Tax Law at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna. The project sought to produce a draft multilateral tax treaty modeled on the OECD Model Income Tax Convention while examining in detail difficulties that arise in connection with the multilateralisation of the OECD Model. The expert papers also present a thorough analysis of the arguments for and against the conclusion of a multilateral tax treaty and of the various European law issues that arise in this context. Multilateral Tax Treaties provides incisive and thought-provoking reading for the international tax specialist and generates further discussion on this important topic.
Karl, a young painter, is struck blind almost over night by a merciless virus. Clarius, a jaded muse, is sent to watch over him. Muses are meant to remain an invisible, divine presence--but from the very beginning Clarius knows that this case will be different. Karl does not need abstract inspiration; he needs to be loved, and touched. But a vindictive female muse and Karl’s insane ex-boyfriend are hunting Clarius down--and the penalty for any muse revealing themselves to a mortal man is death! Clarius must leave the man he loves and the loss may tear them both apart.
A simple phone call disrupts Nell Williams’s well-ordered life. Her mother, Mary, is in a hospital in Vermont. But her mother is supposed to be safely tucked away in an assisted-living facility in Massachusetts, so Nell can’t fathom why she would be so far from home. After notifying her sister, Bridget, Nell hops on a plane and rushes to her mother’s side. There, she discovers that her mother has been living a second life. Mary has another home and a set of complex relationships with people her daughters have never met. When Nell and Bridget delve deeper into their mother’s lakeside hideaway, they uncover a vault of family secrets and the gateway to change for all three women.
Author: Morgan C. Talbot
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Pippa Winterbourne runs Moorehaven, the Oregon Coast’s quirkiest bed-and-breakfast and former home of world-famous mystery writer A. Raymond Moore. Guests come there to write their own crime novels. When a real-life murder takes a local’s life and washes a handsome boat pilot into her arms, Pippa is yanked into a deadly plot of her own. A tangle of secrets crashes past into present, and Pippa must uncover clues dating back to Seacrest’s Prohibition days, including a secret Moore himself hid from the world. Juggling her book-writing guests, small-town intrigues, secret club agendas, and a possibly fatal attraction, Pippa must sort fact from fiction to know who to trust before a desperate killer claims a final revenge nearly a century in the making.