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Soaking Up the Rays

Author : Tania Woloshyn
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There is an Open Access edition of this book with a CC-BY-NC-ND license. Soaking up the rays forges a new path for exploring Britain's fickle love of the light by investigating the beginnings of light therapy in the country from c. 1890-1940. Despite rapidly becoming a leading treatment for tuberculosis, rickets and other infections and skin diseases, light therapy was a contentious medical practice. Bodily exposure to light, whether for therapeutic or aesthetic ends, persists as a contested subject to this day: recommended to counter skin conditions as well as Seasonal Affective Disorder and depression; closely linked to notions of beauty, happiness and well-being, fuelling tourism abroad and the tanning industry at home; and yet with repeated health warnings that it is a dangerous carcinogen. By analysing archival photographs, illustrated medical texts, advertisements, lamps, and goggles and their visual representation of how light acted upon the body, Woloshyn assesses their complicated contribution to the founding of light therapy.

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Light Techniques That Trigger Transformation

Author : Janet McClure
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The cofounders of the Tibetan Foundation bring you the first of a new level of teachings/techniques based on the technology of light. Vywamus says, "I am a spiritual teacher -- light energy, if you will -- who has seen and been inspired to come to Earth by the light energy of your planet. Through the process of evolution, the planet approaches the fourth dimension and thus has awakened responses from the fourth-dimensional perspective that are now adding light to it. There is a basic level of learning that has already been accepted that transcends anything else ever before within the history of your planet, and this includes that light civilization called Egypt. Many of you are beginning to utilize those abilities you used in Egypt. Light is the carrier of receptivity, and it cannot evolve until the receptivity area is lit up, until your heart is acknowledged as the means to light up the ways to create your life and your part of the Creator's plan for Earth. Each time you relate and discover through a light exercise a way to unite the conceptual, emotional, spiritual, and physical, you will have lit up a possibility that can then transcend in a very practical manner those areas that have seemed difficult or not yet clear in your life. This book is a very practical tool in using light to transcend because it has lit up a clearer perspective."

The Real World

Author : Charlie Turner
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The comfortable world of Richard Tompkins, a successful and hardworking Virginia Beach realtor, is turned upside down when he learns that his 16-year old daughter, Vickie, is using cocaine. He and his wife, Jan, engage in a chilling struggle to help Vickie extricate herself from her addition, but the cord connecting Vickie to the drug world is not as easily cut as Richard thought it would be. What lengths would you go to if your family were under attack? Richard must decide knowing that the lives of all will be changed forever. The Real World is a contemporary thriller with an unforgettable climax.

The Chalet Girl

Author : Kate Lace
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Snowy pistes and sexy ski instructors... Chalet girl Millie Braythorpe should be in heaven! But after four months of endless bed-making and cooking for guests, her 'glamorous' ski season feels more like hell. The only thing she looks forward to these days is her nightly gig, singing in a little French bar. But when handsome troublemaker Luke comes to stay at her chalet, Millie falls head over skis in love... But is Luke to be trusted, or is her Alpine romance destined to end in disaster?

Wild Designs

Author : Katie Fforde
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Althea Farraday is a thirty-eight-year-old divorced mother of three who's got a teenage son who's a Buddhist, a hypercritical sister who knows how to push all her buttons, a job on the endangered species list, and a love life to match. Just as she's settling in to a comfortable level of chaos, a near-perfect man enters her life. Equipped to steal her heart and help turn her passion for designing gardens into a new career, Patrick Donahugh may be too good to be true. Amid wild roses, California poppies, scarlet flax, sweet rocket, love-in-mist, and, of course, plenty of dirt, Wild Designs is a refreshingly honest and funny read that celebrates the almost-ready-to-bloom aspect of all our lives.

A Favor for Fdr

Author : Derek Hart
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In response to the fear that the Nazis were developing an atomic bomb, the US government through the OSS (forerunner of the CIA) commissioned a super-secret mission to evaluate the status of German science and to assess their progress in the area of nuclear fission. So what were the Germans really up to? The German scientists were all great minds capable of reaching the same conclusions as the American team. Were they morally against the bomb's development or did they just not understand the technical problems and concluded its development was not feasible? We may never know, because they publicly denied the possibility that such a bomb could be built, even after learning about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. US Army Captain Robert Brock makes a personal promise to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to destroy all evidence that the Germans have actually perfected the design for an atomic bomb. The "favor" takes him to Greece, Italy, France, and into Germany itself, as ALSOS races to prevent the Third Reich from using their weapon of mass destruction. Go along for a fast-paced ride as Brock delivers whatever it takes to make good on his promise, offered as a favor to FDR.

Nalee

Author : Erin Sankey
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The beginning of a trilogy, the second book is Fire and Ice. It took him a moment for his eyes come into focus, as he looked up he saw the most beautiful creature sitting beside him. She leaned over him shadowing out the sun so he could get a better look at her, and there before him was this girl that had golden blond hair, the most captivating violet eyes, and the most striking features, it was as if she was glowing. Follow one young boy's escapades as heartbreaking events suddenly embark him on a journey into the world of magic. In the midst of the tragedy, Frances' estranged grandmother mysteriously shows up and takes him to her private island. Never did he imagine that he was in for the surprise of his life as he began to witness things that he never imagined existed, encounter events he never knew would take place, and meet the angel-like mermaid beauty, NaLee.- What exciting adventures will follow? Enter a world of mystery, mayhem, piracy, surprise, and a private island full of secrets in author Erin Sankey's NaLee. REVIEWS Kirkus Sankey's debut leads young-adult readers into a world of tropical romance and undersea drama.. Knows what the reader wants? Clarion First book in a new trilogy? Sankey is clearly full of imaginative ideas? Blue Ink Wildly imaginative, contemporary fantasy for young adults?. Has an insatiable Joie de vivre?

The Priest Fainted

Author : Catherine Temma Davidson
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A stunning debut about a young Greek-American woman and the history she shares with her mother and grandmother. Imam is a recipe known throughout villages in Greece, handed down from mother to daughter. If you come from these villages, your history is passed on through your body. Its full name is imam baildi, and it means the priest fainted. Perhaps the priest was given a bit of bitter and sweet pleasure, and the power of everything behind the dish pushed him off his rock, just for a moment. Perhaps, when he was tumbling through the air, sighing with fear and ecstasy, he saw a glimpse of a new life to come. Layered with love affairs, family squabbles, poignant misunderstandings, moments of wonder, and more, The Priest Fainted is nothing less than the recipe for a young Greek-American woman's life. Using her imagination and the stories passed through her bones as ingredients, Catherine Temma Davidson uses memories, Greek myths, recipes, and family gossip to uncover a hidden history, which is the story of one woman's year in Greece as it crosses and doubles back over the lives of her mother and grandmother.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirtieth Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

War of the Heavens

Author : Fernando Trujillo Sanz
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The oldest, most devasting war of all time has found a way to resume, and is now inflicting itself on all of creation. Heaven and Hell are no longer the only settings for this terrible conflict. It began when the entire planet was shaken to its core. All of mankind lost the ability to move, helplessly watching in horror as the world crumbled around them. The phenomenon that would come to be known as the Wave brought about changes well beyond the scope of human understanding. Now we must survive the consequences. Angels and demons are among us; they are real. And they are bringing their war down upon us. A war in which we are insignificant; a war that we would not have thought possible and that will change our lives forever.

Destiny

Author : KERRINE E. PECK
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Destiny is about two different cultures it deals with love, loss and fate and is a young adult romance novel that will appeal to everyone: fantasy readers, hopeless romantics as well as those who enjoy a good story and a happy ending. I urge my readers to read it. The story is set during the summer of 1989 on an exotic location in the Caribbean. It reveals the great emotional love story of a young woman, Sheena growing up in a protected family, who never thought that her life would change until she met dashing Jonathan Samson the male character a wealthy rich young man who shapes her dreams and captures her heart. Their brief but passionate love story is slowly threatened by their familys violent history that no-one knows why or when it all started. Sheena realizes that she has to be strong within herself, rely upon her own strengths and fight for everything that is good and important to her, and to those who she loves. I hope I have created strong characters that my readers will form a bond with, and they would want them to be happy and to succeed, and that they would want to know how the story unfolds. I hope that when they pick the book up, they are intrigued to learn about these characters, and each event; they are a part of by reading about it. They are encouraged to keep reading and keep learning to know what will happen next. I hope they will feel as though they know Sheena and Jalissa and Datilda, and all the other important characters within the book and that this story has made them feel as though they have been a part of these peoples lives.

Mother In Law Hell

Author : Patricia Bachkoff
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Are you struggling with mixed emotions of frustration, sadness, anger, and guilt because of the tumultuous relationship you have with your mother-in-law? Is she having a negative affect on your well-being? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I urge you to read this collection of stories told by the women who have chosen to break their silence.

Sierra Jensen Collection Vol 4

Author : Robin Jones Gunn
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College on the Horizon She’s the bold, free-spirited type. She’s young, she’s fun, and she’s following God. She’s Sierra Jensen—Christy Miller’s good friend—in her senior year of high school with college fast approaching! In this fourth volume of the popular Sierra Jensen series, Sierra’s life becomes a roller coaster of decisions as she strives to Hold on Tight through choices about friendship, honesty, and college. Then, with high school graduation Closer Than Ever , she eagerly plans for Paul’s visit and can’t wait to know where everyone will be going to college. Finally, in Take My Hand , a misunderstanding with Paul means Sierra must start college hurt and confused. Is the damage to their relationship as final as it feels? Christy Miller knows a good friend when she meets her, and so will you— Sierra Jensen is better than ever! Hold On Tight Decisions, decisions. That’s all Sierra’s life is lately. Eager to escape the stress, she can’t wait to join her brother and a few friends on a road trip as they visit a university in Southern California and tack on a day at an amusement park. It’ll be great! But right from the start, things go wrong. And suddenly Sierra’s trip is full of more twists and turns than any roller coaster. There’s only one way to handle a wild ride like this: hold on tight, trust God to keep her safe—and scream for all she’s worth. Closer Than Ever Paul is coming home! What’s more, he’s coming to Sierra’s graduation party. She spends every spare moment planning—after all, his visit has to be perfect. Then, more good news! Sierra and Randy are accepted into Rancho Corona University . Sierra couldn’t be happier—until she hears Vicki hasn’t received an acceptance letter. Does that mean Sierra and her friends won’t be in college together? But the worst news of all comes on graduation night. There’s been a terrible accident. With limited information, Sierra fears the worst. Can she let go and trust her dreams to God? Take My Hand What a year! Not only is Sierra starting college, but her older sister, Tawni, is engaged—to Paul’s older brother, Jeremy! As the two families prepare for the wedding, Sierra’s excitement grows. At last, she and Paul will be together—face-to-face! But their longed-for reunion is marred by a costly misunderstanding that turns Paul away and sends Sierra off to college hurt and confused. Only the gentle wisdom of Sierra’s good friend, Christy Miller, helps her face a difficult decision. But is it too late for Sierra and Paul? Story Behind the Book “After writing the twelve-book Christy Miller series for teens, a new teen character showed up on the pages of the final novel. Her name was Sierra Jensen, and she was such a compelling character that readers began asking for a series about Sierra in order to hear more about her life choices. Our family had just moved to Portland at the time, and I found it easy to picture a sixteen-year-old like Sierra shopping at the local vintage clothing stores, hanging out with friends at a garage band concert, and serving at the homeless shelter on weekends.” —Robin Jones Gunn

Where Was I

Author : Terry Wogan
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Unadulterated Wogan - the voice of sanity in a world gone gently mad. Until recently, eight million people improved their mornings by tuning into Terry's words of wisdom on Wake up to Wogan. But was their appetite sated by this daily exposure? Not in the slightest. So it's lucky that Terry has been known to turn his hand to the odd bit of writing. This has allowed him to shed light on such weighty matters as how to survive a wedding, what Bank Holidays are for, why Eurovision could be responsible for the Celtic Tiger, whether we should watch out for potatoes, and where exactly it all went pear-shaped... WHERE WAS I? gives his devoted followers exactly what they want - the unadulterated, inimitable Wogan viewpoint; a droll, forthright voice of sanity in a world gone gently mad (or is it them?). Like his broadcasting, his writing is an effortless flow of easy wit and sage opinion. WHERE WAS I? builds up a picture not only of Terry's world, but of Terry himself - a man who somehow manages to be off the wall and on the money all at the same time.

3 Bramble Days on the Road of Life

Author : J Lee Cline
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"On the Road of Life" is the third in a series of books called Bramble Days. Set in the 60's and early 70's, "On the Road of Life" follows Alex Sonnes west to life in Los Angeles where he meets many interesting, complex, and different people. The '60's were times of vast changes, life had challenges not thought of in childhood and adventures far from imagined. Those changes and challenges led to many new plans for life in the '70's. Thanks to new friends, family met in new and surprising areas, Alex was on a road of not just adventure, but an education in life.

Safe in His Arms

Author : Dana Corbit
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She Wants To Remember. He Wishes He Could Forget. Lindsay Collins can't remember the accident that injured her and took her sister's life six months ago—but someone can. Trooper Joe Rossetti can't seem to get the images of that night out of his head. Plagued with guilt for not being able to do more to save Lindsay's sister, Joe doesn't want to get close to Lindsay. But when he sees her struggle to relate to the orphaned niece she's now raising, he can't walk away. Lindsay and Joe will have to face their pain and doubts together in order to make a new family bloom.

No River Too Wide

Author : Emilie Richards
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Some betrayals are like rivers, so deep, so wide, they can't be crossed. But—for those with enough courage—forgiveness, redemption and love may be found on the other side. On the night her home is consumed by fire, Janine Stoddard finally resolves to leave her abusive husband. While she is reluctant to involve her estranged daughter, she can't resist a chance to see Harmony and baby Lottie in Asheville, North Carolina, before she disappears forever. Harmony's friend Taylor Martin realizes how much the reunited mother and daughter yearn to stay together, and she sees in Jan a chance to continue her own mother's legacy of helping women in need of a fresh start. She opens her home, even as she's opening her heart to another newcomer, Adam Pryor. But enigmatic Adam has a secret that could destroy Taylor's trust…and cost Jan her hard-won freedom.

The Trident Deception

Author : Rick Campbell
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"The best submarine novel since Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October." —Booklist (starred review) The USS Kentucky—a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads—is about to go on a routine patrol. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter-orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky's crew doesn't know is that those launch orders haven't actually come from the U.S. government. Rogue elements within the Mossad have learned that Iran has developed its first nuclear weapon and, in ten days, will detonate it—and the target is Israel. The suspected weapon complex is too far underground for conventional weapons to harm it, and the only choice is a pre-emptive nuclear strike. With limited time, this rogue group initiates a long-planned operation called the Trident Deception. They'll transmit false orders and use a U.S. nuclear submarine to launch the attack. In this thriller from Rick Campbell, with only 8 days before the Kentucky is in launch range and with the submarine cut off from any outside communication, one senior officer, the father of one of the officers aboard the submarine, must assemble and lead a team of attack submarines to find, intercept and neutralize the Kentucky before it can unknowingly unleash a devastating nuclear attack.

Greenstreet and Back

Author : Francis Abel
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Greenstreet and Back is an amazing, humorous autobiography that follows a journey from, a near death experience, to an incredible passage of self acceptance and realisation. The true story of painful rehabilitation dips into the black humour of facing your own mortality and the acceptance that the life once known was now a thing of the past. The book is a chronicle of courage and fortitude that shows with determination any obstacle can be overcome. Francis begins a pilgrimage to learn about his new life that eventually takes him to the other side of the world to exotic South East Asia. His hilarious encounters along the way happen mostly by chance and very unexpectedly. From a near molestation by a dancing Ladyboy in Northern Thailand to a "run in" with gun tooting bandits in Cambodia, the quest gets ever more bizarre and farcical. Eventually Francis experiences an epiphany but fate has one more harsh and cruel card to play towards the end of his odyssey.