A Very Good Year

Author: Patricia Logan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492730767

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 518

Dmitri Hernandez is starting his life over. After his release from captivity and four years in college, he's just accepted a position as vintner at the Lazy E Vineyard and Dude Ranch. He's excited about the job, but he's even more excited by a tall, handsome cowboy that turns him on in every way. Maverick Walker is a true Marlboro man in every sense of the word and Dmitri falls hard for him. The two begin a relationship which only burns hotter until a third man steps into the mix and complicates everything. Carlo Degli Esposti, a famous Italian wine critic and gay playboy, makes his moves on Dmitri right away. Dmitri is suddenly torn between a handsome blond billionaire and a dominating cowboy with a vulnerable side. Carlo Degli Esposti is turned on by Dmitri's sexy good looks and smokin' hot body but the more he gets to know Dmitri, the more he realizes the vintner has devastating secrets buried deep within. As Carlo and Dmitri begin to see more of each other, Maverick backs off. He wants his own lover, not a relationship where he'd have to share Dmitri with the gorgeous Italian. As Dmitri's nightmarish secrets are eventually uncovered, Carlo realizes he's deeply in love with the handsome vintner and vows to make him the center of his life. Will Dmitri be able to forget the big, beautiful Maverick? Is Carlo enough to fill the hole left in his heart so many years before? Will taking a job in the Texas wine country be the worst decision Dmitri has ever made or will it be a very good year indeed?

Good Grief

Author: Granger E. Westberg

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281065993

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 548

For fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. Now this classic text is available in a new edition, with an afterword by the author's daughters telling how the book came to be. In Good Grief, Granger E. Westberg uses gentle wisdom and acute insight into human nature to guide readers through the ten stages of grief: shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and finally, acceptance. Recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, he defines no 'right' way to grieve but rather offers valuable insights on the emotional and physical responses we may experience during the natural process of grieving. Whether mourning the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or other difficult life changes, this comforting resource will help renew our faith in a loving, ever-present God.

The Westbury Window

Unravelling a Victorian Entrepreneur

Author: John Powell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493139398

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 7772

The contents of this book provide an astonishing insight into the mind-set of a Victorian entrepreneur. The Westbury Window is a stained glass work of art housed in the East Wall of the original Laverton Institute in the Town of Westbury, Wiltshire. The Window is a palimpsest of perplexity designed to ridicule and confound but for its designer, Abraham Laverton (1819-1886), it became a positive dissertation about his time, his people, his living space, his politics, his religion and his obsession with all things astronomical and astrological. Above all it married the elements of alchemy to his sustained commitment to the esoteric, occult, cabbalistic, theosophic brotherhoods that directed his life. Exploring the content of The Westbury Window revealed a tinderbox of controversies including: • a new take on the Shakespearean authorship question • a mocking of the tragic Edwin Henry Landseer • harsh judgements of the self-obsessed Isaac Newton and James Watt • new graphic evidence that Abraham Laverton (J.P., M.P.) was a Rosicrucian, Freemason and Knight Templar • censure of Laverton after his death by his sister Charlotte who sanctioned a stained glass monument to him in the parish church • unresolved coded messages in ‘pigpen’ • a mocking of the established church by caricaturing devil’s familiars • a first recording of four legends including a maxim taken from the Qur’an • an association with the Castle of King Arthur. The real sensations are in the fields of mathematics and astrophysics that present evidence suggesting an understanding of time travel within this universe – but not beyond.

Orson Welles, Volume 2

Hello Americans

Author: Simon Callow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446484556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 7916

The reason for the decline of Orson Welles's career is a hotly debated issue, but decline it certainly did. When Citizen Kane, his first film, opened in 1941, Welles was universally acclaimed as the most audacious filmmaker alive. But instead of marking the beginning of a triumphant career in Hollywood, the film still regularly voted the greatest ever made proved to be an exception in Welles's life and work. In 1947 Welles left America for Europe and lived for the best part of twenty years in self-imposed exile. Welles himself famously quipped 'I started at the top and worked my way down' - the second volume of Simon Callow's compelling biography tells the story of that complex and protracted descent from grace.

The Every-day Book and Table Book

Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Incident to Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days, in Past and Present Times; Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac ... for Daily Use and Diversion

Author: William Hone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Days

Page: N.A

View: 8104


Off-Road Giants! (volume 3)

Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport

Author: Any Westlake

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845847458

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 4218

This book includes some of the greats of the scrambling world – Dave Bickers, John Banks, Rob Taylor – and others not, perhaps, quite so well known. From the hard-riding Devon farmer John Trible, Gloucester ace Tommy Barker, and Six Days trials star Eric Chilton, to the last ever interview with Olga Kevelos, a true star.

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Welcome to My Jungle

An Unauthorized Account of How a Regular Guy Like Me Survived Years of Touring with Guns N Roses, Pet Wallabies, Crazed Groupies, Axl Rose s Moth Extermination System, and Other Perils on the Road with One of the Greatest Rock Bands of All Time

Author: Craig Duswalt

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1939529816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 5231

Guns N’ Roses fans know the Use Your Illusion tour went on nonstop from 1991 to 1993. They know that concerts sold out in minutes all over the world so fans could hear chart-topping singles Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child of Mine, Paradise City, and November Rain live. They know the Use Your Illusion tour was the last for the band with Slash and Duff. But they’ve only heard rumors of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Fortunately for fans, Craig Duswalt hasn’t just heard rumors—he knows what went on backstage on one of the longest and most popular music events because he lived it. As Axl Rose’s personal assistant during the ridiculously long world tour, Duswalt experienced things that would make most people run the other way and never look back. And in Welcome to My Jungle, he shares the sometimes hilarious, sometimes just plain reckless, and always insane actual happenings on the tour. A true must-read for Guns N’ Roses fans, Welcome to My Jungle delights readers with hilarious and entertaining exclusive firsthand stories like: •The day Axl Rose, Kurt Cobain, and Courtney Love got into a “huge war” backstage at the MTV Awards •Why Guns N’ Roses are forever linked to Charles Manson •The night Liz Taylor walked in on a very nude Slash—and stayed a while Featuring little-known facts for the ultimate GN’R fan, Welcome To My Jungle gives an inside look at what it’s really like to live and work with a hugely popular band, from the middle of a rock and roll hurricane.

Piper in the Woods

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612104940

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2059

Earth maintained an important garrison on Asteroid Y-3. Now suddenly it was imperiled with a biological impossibility--men becoming plants!