A Long Weekend With Mila
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|Author||: John Peri|
a long weekend with Mila ..well beyond the beauty, a highly intelligent young lady with an outrageous amount of charm and a wonderful sense of humour - a true delight to be with and photograph .. but you can see that in her photos ...
|Author||: Emily G. Mereness|
This is a woman’s survival story that begins with life in Europe, loss of her father convicted of being a spy and sent to Siberia, her flight to Poland, where she becomes a prisoner of the Germans. She survives labor farms, a concentration camp and an abusive relationship in the U.S.
|Author||: Brian Mulroney|
|Editor||: Emblem Editions|
Politics was always Brian Mulroney’s real love. As an undergraduate in Nova Scotia he amazed his friends by getting Prime Minister Diefenbaker on the phone, and he rose fast in the Tory ranks in Quebec as a young Montreal lawyer. He tried for the leadership of the party in 1976, losing to Joe Clark, then returned to win a rematch in 1983. The next year, he ran the most successful election campaign in Canadian history, winning 211 seats, and taking office in September 1984. His first term in office was a stormy one, marked by the launch of the Meech Lake Accord and the Free Trade Agreement with the United States. In 1988, however, he was re-elected after a rollercoaster campaign, and his second term in office was just as controversial, featuring the Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords — still a source of bitter regret for him, as opportunities missed. This book falls into two main sections: first, his rise out of a working-class family in Baie-Comeau. Second, his immersion into the world of Ottawa politics, in opposition and then in power. The years in power are dealt with in fascinating detail, and we receive his candid accounts of backstage dealings with Trudeau, Clark, and other Canadian leaders and on the international scene with Reagan, Thatcher, Mitterrand, Kohl, Gorbachev, Mandela, Clinton, and many more. This big book has a huge cast of major players. Brian Mulroney is determined to make this the best prime minister’s memoirs this country has ever seen, and a full-time researcher has been helping him for three years. This account of his career is colourful and forthright, and a number of opponents will be sorry that they caught his attention. The manuscript is full of personal touches and reflects the fact that he wrote it by hand, reading it aloud for rhythm and impact. Studded with entries from his private journal, this book — by a son, brother, husband, and father — is deeply personal, and includes some surprisingly frank admissions. The book establishes the scale of his achievements, and reveals him as a man of great charm. Memoirs will allow that little-known Brian Mulroney to engage directly with the reader. This book is full of surprises, as we fall under the spell of a great storyteller.
|Author||: Margaret E. Ward|
|Editor||: University of Texas Press|
In the spring of 1983, a North American couple who were hoping to adopt a child internationally received word that if they acted quickly, they could become the parents of a boy in an orphanage in Honduras. Layers of red tape dissolved as the American Embassy there smoothed the way for the adoption. Within a few weeks, Margaret Ward and Thomas de Witt were the parents of a toddler they named Nelson—an adorable boy whose prior life seemed as mysterious as the fact that government officials in two countries had inexplicably expedited his adoption. In Missing Mila, Finding Family, Margaret Ward tells the poignant and compelling story of this international adoption and the astonishing revelations that emerged when Nelson's birth family finally relocated him in 1997. After recounting their early years together, during which she and Tom welcomed the birth of a second son, Derek, and created a family with both boys, Ward vividly recalls the upheaval that occurred when members of Nelson's birth family contacted them and sought a reunion with the boy they knew as Roberto. She describes how their sense of family expanded to include Nelson's Central American relatives, who helped her piece together the lives of her son's birth parents and their clandestine activities as guerrillas in El Salvador's civil war. In particular, Ward develops an internal dialogue with Nelson's deceased mother Mila, an elusive figure whose life and motivations she tries to understand.
|Author||: Claire Raye|
|Editor||: Claire Raye|
Trust Me is book two in Adam and Mila’s duet and book six in the Hawthorn Hills Duet Series. A two-part, angst-filled, secret past love story. Tempt Me must be read before Trust Me in order to enjoy the full story. Life at its hardest requires trust. Adam Cooper ran without explanation, right when she needed him most. But she doesn’t know the true depth of his scars. Mila Collins is everything to him, but she can’t understand the past that still haunts him. And he has no idea about the secrets she’s hiding. Consumed by their own secrets and fears, they’re about to discover just how much they need each other. But in order to do that, they’re going to need to learn how to trust. The Hawthorn Hills Duet Series follows eight couples. Each two-book duet must be read in order to enjoy the couple’s full story, but the series can be read in any order. You’ll find angst-filled, slow-burn, epic love stories along with topical storylines and some amazingly real and raw characters.
|Author||: Joan Clarke|
|Editor||: Australian eBook Publisher|
In 1953 the name of Dr Henry Price was catapulted across the headlines of Australian newspapers. A post World War II German - Jewish immigrant, he made legal and medical history by taking to court eleven Australian doctors on charges of defamation, conspiracy and libel. The case, heard in the growing industrial town of Wollongong in southern New South Wales, was the last of many battles with officialdom and oppressive forces that punctuated the adventures of Henry Price throughout his extraordinarily eventful life. Born "Hans Preiss" in German Upper Silesia in 1904 he trained as a doctor in the universities of Berlin, Vienna and other major cities at a time when German medicine led the world in discoveries and research. But his great pride in being Jewish-and his refusal to deny his origins forced him to escape Germany in 1933, soon after the Nazis began to rise to power. Changing his name to "Henri Preiss", he headed for the gay streets of Paris and from there found his way to French-administered Lebanon, eventually to be accepted into elite Beirut society. After one unsuccessful marriage, he had no sooner found happiness with his new wife Ursula when Britain and France went to war against Germany, and he was whisked away to a concentration camp - his crime that of being German. His release was gained on the condition that he join the notorious French Foreign Legion! Following the fall of France he spent several years as a Medical Officer with the British Army in the Middle East until finally, after the war, he decided to bring his family to Australia. Hoping to find freedom in this new country of his choice, he instead found echoes of the prejudices that had plagued him in the past. But Henry Price was a fighter, and this enthralling biography gives not only a compassionate insight into the plight of people of minority groups but also an indictment of the lack of understanding and tolerance that is still evident in parts of Australian society today.
|Author||: Leah Ashton|
The tycoon she never forgot… Mila Molyneux had always harboured a secret crush on her childhood friend Sebastian Fyfe—until he married another woman. She buried her feelings and moved on, knowing it was best for everyone… Meeting Seb years later—now widowed and still gorgeous—their long-lost connection is as deep as ever. Only now difficult emotions challenge not only Seb but Mila, as well. Dare she hope they can now find happiness—if she can confront the hold this brooding tycoon still has over her?
|Author||: Christian Discher|
|Editor||: underDog Verlag|
Fateful circumstances brought Christian to the infamous psychiatric ward in Ueckermünde, East Germany. Locked first in the dark red brick House 12 and later in the dilapidated socialist building 40, coercive treatment, derogatory remarks by staff and questionable therapies were on the agenda. After returning to freedom, psychologists denied his abilities and pressured him. He fought against their plans for him and a system that forgets its most vulnerable people. But he heeded only his confidant's advice. Many years later, using his diary notes, he vividly describes his meetings with people who were treated in Ueckermünde in different times and political systems. One thing united them: they had never found a way back into society. 18 years later, Christian returned to Ueckermünde for further research and learned that the same doctors were still practicing.
|Author||: Fauna Perkins|
Nothing to Declare traces the story of Mila, a victim of the poverty of post-WWII Finland. Sold by her mother, sent alone across the world to a seemingly better life, she is adopted into a family ruled by a malevolent woman who makes Mila's growing-up years a living hell. The book alternates between Mila's life in America and her beloved brother's life in Finland where he fights a deadly disease. An uplifting story of the bonds of family and hope. Forces the reader to keep turning the pages, searching for the next event. A life-sized painting. Layer by layer you discover darkness, a ray of light. The colors, the smells, the past and present, come to life. I feel powerfully connected to the little girl. Her pain makes me weep, her spirit is strong. Marianne Friberg, Finnish artist: hemp weaving, metal sculpture. A penetrating psychological portrait of the bond between brother and sister. Frightened, isolated, Mila fights fate's cruelty as her brother struggles for his life. Their resolve, not only to endure life's hardships, but to transcend them, is remarkable and compelling. Fay E. Kagan, M.D., Child Psychiatrist, Los Angeles, CA Young people lived with the shadow of death during Finland's tuberculosis epidemic. Some found a way to live, and to love, in the midst of despair. Powerful. Teems with life, determination, hope. Raimo A. Andersson, Finland
|Author||: Marion Lennox,Jessica Gilmore,Teresa Carpenter,Leah Ashton|
Harlequin® Romance brings you four new titles for one great price, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin® Romance box set includes: #4535 STEPPING INTO THE PRINCE’S WORLD by Marion Lennox Caretaker Claire Tremaine finds a handsome soldier shipwrecked on her shores, and is soon won over by his kindness and kisses. But when she learns he’s the royal prince of Marétal, she'scertain they can't be together! That is, until Prince Raoul whisks her off to his royal palace! #4536 UNVEILING THE BRIDESMAIDby Jessica Gilmore New York artist Gael is convinced that love is a sham. But after spending time with shy Hope McKenzie, who has thrown herself into planning her sister’s wedding, he begins to wonder if this beautiful bridesmaid is what he’s been missing all along… #4537 THE CEO’S SURPRISE FAMILY by Teresa Carpenter When CEO Jethro Calder discovers he is a father, he doesn't believe he can be the parent his daughter needs. But to ensure that Lexi Malone—the woman caring for his daughter—is, he invites her to stay, and soon finds that happy families do exist! #4538 THE BILLIONAIRE FROM HER PAST by Leah Ashton Mila Molyneux always harboured a secret crush on childhood friend Sebastian Fyfe, until he married another woman! When she meets him years later—now widowed and as gorgeous as ever—she finds their connection is still strong… Will this reunion be Mila’s opportunity to tell Seb she wants more than friendship?
|Author||: Debra Driza|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Heart-stopping and electric, MILA 2.0: Origins: The Fire contains a short prequel story and an excerpt to MILA 2.0, the first book in a riveting Bourne Identity–style trilogy by Debra Driza. Mila can't remember anything before the fire that took her father's life. It's normal to have some memory loss after traumatic events, but Mila doesn't remember if she's ever learned to ride a bike, or if she's ever been in love. Nothing. What she doesn't know is that she isn't supposed to remember—that she was built in a computer science lab and programmed to forget. Because if she remembers, she might discover her true identity. The question is: If she relived the fire, what would she see?
|Author||: Rev. Lee M. Sapp|
|Editor||: Nivrah Books|
When Cecily Reardon is found murdered with unusual circumstances the evidence leads Veteran Detective Mario Grimes to St. Mark Church and his one true love. Pastor June Harris, formerly a very talented police detective who left the police force to pursue her call in the ministry. The first female and youngest pastor ever appointed to St. Mark Church, her arrival was met with much opposition from the congregation but now six years later these same people are her main supporters. They became her only family and she was happier than she had been in a long time. Then when Detective Grimes, her old police partner and the only man she ever allowed herself to love, appeared at St. Mark seeking her help to solve the murder of one of her former church members, it forced her to reflect on the darkest time of her life. She last saw him years earlier on the night before they were to be married but he left her at the altar and married someone else without so much as a phone call. After years of resentment, and hurt is she able to help solve Cecily's murder with the one man who hurt her the most? Will she ever allow her heart to love again or will she stay solely devoted to the church family she's grown to love?
|Author||: Owen Matthews|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
On a mid-summer day in 1937, a car pulled up to the house of the Bibikov family in Chernigov in the heart of the Ukraine. Boris, the father, kissed his two daughters and wife goodbye and disappeared inside the car. His family never saw him again. His wife would later vanish, leaving the young Lyudmila and Lenina alone to drift across the vast Russian landscape as the Wehrmacht advanced in WWII. In the early 1960s Owen Matthews' father, Mervyn, moved to Moscow to work for the British embassy after a childhood in Wales dreaming of Russia. He fell in with the KGB, and in love with Lyudmila, and before he could disentangle himself from the former he was ordered to leave the country. For the next six years, Mervyn tried desperately to get Lyudmila out of Russia, and when he finally succeeded they married. Decades on from these events, their son, now Newsweek's bureau chief in Moscow, pieces together the tangled threads of his family's past and present-the extraordinary files that record the life and death of his grandfather at the hands of Stalin's secret police; his mother's and aunt's perilous journey to adulthood; his parents' Cold War love affair and the magnet that has drawn him back to the Russia-to present an indelible portrait of the country over the past seven decades and an unforgettable memoir about how we struggle to define ourselves in opposition to our ancestry only to find ourselves aligning with it.
|Author||: Reyna Grande|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
In this inspirational and unflinchingly honest memoir, acclaimed author Reyna Grande describes her childhood torn between the United States and Mexico, and shines a light on the experiences, fears, and hopes of those who choose to make the harrowing journey across the border. Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this “compelling...unvarnished, resonant” (BookPage) story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the Mexican border to “El Otro Lado” (The Other Side) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother. When their mother at last returns, Reyna prepares for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father. Funny, heartbreaking, and lyrical, The Distance Between Us poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experience are imprinted on the heart forever, calling out to us of those places we first called home. Also available in Spanish as La distancia entre nosotros.
|Author||: Arnisson Andre Ortega|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
Amidst the recent global financial crisis and housing busts in various countries, the Philippines’ booming housing industry has been heralded as “Southeast Asia’s hottest real estate hub” and the saving grace of a supposedly resilient Philippine economy. This growth has been fueled by demand from balikbayan (returnee) Overseas Filipinos and has facilitated the rise of gated suburban communities in Manila’s sprawling peri-urban fringe. But as the “Filipino dreams” of successful balikbayans are built inside these new gated residential developments, the lives of marginalized populations living in these spaces have been upended and thrown into turmoil as they face threats of expulsion. Based on almost four years of research, this book examines the tumultuous geographies of neoliberalization that link suburbanization, transnational mobilities, and accumulation by dispossession. Through an accounting of real estate and new suburban landscapes, it tells of a Filipino transnationalism that engenders a market-based and privatized suburban political economy that reworks socio-spatial relations and class dynamics. In presenting the literal and discursive transformations of spaces in Manila’s peri-urban fringe, the book details life inside new gated suburban communities and discusses the everyday geographies of “privileged” new property owners—mainly comprised of balikbayan families—and exposes the contradictions of gated suburban life, from resistance to Home Owner Association rules to alienating feelings of loss. It also reveals the darker side of the property boom by mapping the volatile spaces of the Philippines’ surplus populations comprised of the landless farmers, informal settler residents, and indigenous peoples. To make way for gated communities and other profitable developments in the peri-urban region, marginalized residents are systematically dispossessed and displaced while concomitantly offered relocation to isolated socialized housing projects, the last frontier for real estate accumulation. These compelling accounts illustrate how the territorial embeddedness of neoliberalization in the Philippines entails the consolidation of capital by political-economic elites and privatization of residential space for an idealized transnational property clientele. More than ever, as the Philippines is being reshaped by diaspora and accumulation by dispossession, the contemporary moment is a critical time to reflect on what it truly means to be a nation.
|Author||: Sarah Alderson|
|Editor||: HarperCollins UK|
Two friends go on vacation. Only one comes back. If you loved The Vacation by T.M. Logan, get ready for your new obsession...
|Author||: Barbara Dunlop,Sarah M. Anderson,Rachel Bailey|
Do you love stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have itall—wealth, status, and incredibly good looks?Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with thesethree new full-length titles for one great price! The Baby Contract (Billionaires and Babies) Barbara Dunlop Security expert Tony won't hire Mila as asecurity specialist—but he will hire her to care for the babythat has come under his protection. Working together night and daysoon turns this job into a passionate mission… His Son, Her Secret (The Beaumont Heirs) Sarah M. Anderson When Byron Beaumont returns to Colorado aftera year away, he's stunned to find that his ex—the daughter ofhis family's nemesis—secretly had Byron's son. Now he'sdetermined to claim them both—whatever it takes! Bidding on Her Boss (The Hawke Brothers) Rachel Bailey When a florist buys her boss at auction, not fora date but to pitch a business idea, he's impressed…and unexpectedlyfinds himself falling for the last person he should get involvedwith—his own employee! Look for Harlequin® Desire's September 2015 Box set 1 of2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerfulheroes!
|Author||: Ali Parker,Lexy Timms|
|Editor||: BrixBaxter Publishing|
From USA Today Best Selling Authors, Lexy Timms and Ali Parker comes a sexy new bad boy trilogy... Declan Gamble cares about two things–his daughter and his company. Nothing can compete with the devotion he shows to both. Until the day Alex Tanner appears in his life. Struggling to keep her late father’s repair shop afloat, Alex doesn’t have time for anything else. When she isn’t repairing motorcycles, she’s dreaming up ways to continue doing so. She won’t let anything stand in her way. Failure is not an option, and she’s determined to make things work without asking for help from anyone. So, when Declan Gamble saunters into her shop, she can’t possibly prepare for the impact he will have on not only her business, but her life. The man is too sexy for his own good. ** Please note that this is book 1 of a trilogy. There is a cliffhanger, and you will have to purchase book 2 and 3 to complete the story. Book one is on us to make sure you like the story before continuing.
|Author||: Roy Baldwin|
|Editor||: Creative Gateway|
Professor Lauren Hind is a scientist who appears to have it all. Global recognition for her nuclear energy work, a doting designer husband who she loves and a mega salary in a large corporate so she can indulge in her joint passions of haute couture and mathematics. After leading a prestigious research conference, she unexpectedly meets up with the mysterious and beguiling Luis who lures her into a culture she had not experienced. Fuelled by drink and intrigue, a train of events takes off and Lauren finds herself desperately buffeted by a seemingly irresolvable kaleidoscope of emotional and confused outcomes, which threaten to violently overturn her well-structured lifestyle and relationship bearings. Trying hard to salvage her way out of the mess she has created and save her marriage, new and interrelated twists and turns throw her into further turmoil, entanglements and more betrayal as she is forced to question everything she has stood for and make fundamental choices. But someone else turns up who has the capability, passion and desire to take from Lauren whatever she wants. Lauren needs to find the will and strength to confront this additional adversity and resolve her own complicated needs — but can she overcome the temptations …? RHAPSODY OF RESTRAINT is the first book of the Rhapsody series which continues the intriguing scientific and emotional destiny of Lauren Hind. ‘Where romance and adventure meets nuclear fusion!’