Totally Five Star

Sins in the Sand

Author: Kait Gamble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786513465

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Who knew lies and billionaires were an explosive combination? Kendra has scrimped and saved to care for her ailing father and to keep bailing out a sister who can't seem to get her life in order. When Kendra is moved to Dubai and into a job at the illustrious Totally Five Star Hotel, she can't afford to let anything ruin it. So when a celebrity whom Kendra closely resembles doesn't show up for a big charity event and Kendra is recruited to take her place, she can't say no. After all, everything has been set up so that her deception won't be exposed... Only, no one could have predicted that rival billionaires Nikos and Dmitri would be at the event, willing to bid astronomical sums to win the dinner prize-time with Kendra. Or that the chemistry between her and the men would be so explosive... Overwhelmed and completely out of her depth, Kendra finds herself drawn to both powerful, enigmatic men, and they seem just as taken with her. But what will Nikos and Dmitri do when they find out the truth?
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Sin In The Second City

Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

Author: Karen Abbott

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812975995

Category: History

Page: 364

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A history of America's most famous brothel, Chicago's Everleigh Club, which catered to some of America's leading moguls, actors, and writers from 1900 to 1911, profiles its aristocratic proprietors and their efforts to elevate the industry to new heights and details the efforts by both rivals and crusading reformers to close the establishment. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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The Sand Tower

Author: Philip Coleman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329064313

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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If you can conceive of a suspense thriller, a sci-fi adventure, and a story of fate, love and faith combined in one novel, you may come close to entering the mind of author, Phil Coleman. If you're a whitewater enthusiast that longs for a novel tha embraces your sport, you'll be relieved that it is finally here. If you love this earth, your family or the idea of a world untouched by greed, you will fall in love with The Sand Tower. Phil Coleman weaves his love of whitewater into a story filled with hope for all of us.
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Pearl in the Sand

A Novel

Author: Tessa Afshar

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575679341

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes. Pearl in the Sand tells Rahab’s untold story. Rahab lives in a wall; her house is built into the defensive walls of the City of Jericho. Other walls surround her as well—walls of fear, rejection, unworthiness. A woman with a wrecked past; a man of success, of faith … of pride; a marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another’s worth and find healing in God.
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Sins of the Highlander

Author: Connie Mason,Mia Marlowe

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402261829

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

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When her wedding is interrupted by a dark-haired stranger who carries her off across the wild Scottish highlands, Elspeth Stewart must use her gift of the Sight to help her captor save his clan – and his soul. Original.
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Until the Day Dawns and the Morning Star Rises in Your Heart

The Words of God Made More Certain Through Fulfillment

Author: Sarah Frost

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 148356276X

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Many Christians say that because the Bible says that Jesus - with His name specifically mentioned in the Bible - is the Savior we should believe so. However, the fact that we now see the name Jesus written in the New Testament tells us that His work is already done and the age of the Son is gone. The apostles and disciples of Jesus believed Him to be the Messiah who was to come without seeing His name written anywhere in the Old Testament which was the only Bible at that time. They came to realize and recognize Him to be the One by His works exactly matching the prophecies. His name came to be written in the New Testament as the fulfillment of the prophecy concerning God's first coming in the flesh in the age of the Son AFTER THE FACT. As soon as His name appeared in the Bible, the faith in Him is no longer required. Who needs to believe in something that he already sees? Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. The Bible says that the words of God have been sealed with seven seals si since Jesus' ascension to be opened only by Himself when He comes a second time as the Root of David, and that God Elohim - God the Father and God the Mother - the Spirit and the Bride are the Saviors in this last age of the of the Holy Spirit when God's redemption work is completed.
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Rebel of the Sands

Author: Alwyn Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698410424

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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The New York Times bestselling novel by the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Debut Author of 2016, published in 15 countries! Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic. For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female. Amani Al’Hiza is all three. She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead. Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she’s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she’d gallop away on mythical horse—or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew. This startlingly original Middle-East-meets-Wild-West fantasy reveals what happens when a dream deferred explodes—in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally embracing her power.
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A Walk Across the Sun

Author: Corban Addison

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623651522

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Corban Addison's debut novel, A Walk Across the Sun, made waves when it was first published, called "pulse-revving with a serious message," by O, the Oprah magazine. John Grisham said, "Addison has written a novel that is beautiful in its story and also important in its message. A Walk Across The Sun deserves a wide audience." A trained lawyer committed to the cause of advancing international human rights and abolishing modern slavery, Addison has written a novel that enlightens while it entertains; A Walk Across the Sun brings together three of Addison's great passions--storytelling, human rights, and the world's many cultures. Ahalya Ghai and her younger sister Sita are as close as sisters can be. But when a tsunami rips through their coastal village, their home is swept away, and the sisters are the sole survivors of their family. Destitute, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent many miles away. A driver agrees to take them. But the moment they get into that car their fate is sealed. The two sisters--confused, alone, totally reliant on each other--are sold. On the other side of the world, Washington lawyer Thomas Clarke is struggling to cope after the death of his baby daughter and the collapse of his marriage. He takes a sabbatical from his high-pressure job and accepts a position with the Bombay branch of an international anti-trafficking group. Thomas is now on a desperate path to try and save not only himself and his marriage, but also the lives of the two sisters. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Author: Ari Ben-Menahem

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540688315

Category: Education

Page: 5983

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This 5,800-page encyclopedia surveys 100 generations of great thinkers, offering more than 2,000 detailed biographies of scientists, engineers, explorers and inventors who left their mark on the history of science and technology. This six-volume masterwork also includes 380 articles summarizing the time-line of ideas in the leading fields of science, technology, mathematics and philosophy.
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Summer's Child

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1488710635

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Early one morning, on the beach beside her North Carolina home, eleven-year-old Daria Cato receives an unbelievable gift from the sea–an abandoned newborn baby. When the infant's identity cannot be uncovered, she is adopted by Daria's loving family. But her silent secrets continue to haunt Daria and her family. Now, twenty years later, Shelly has grown into an unusual, ethereal woman whom Daria continues to protect. But when Rory Taylor, a friend from Daria's past and now a television producer, returns to do a story on the mystery of Shelly's birth, something precarious shifts in the small village of Kill Devil Hills. The more questions Rory asks, the more unsettled the tiny community becomes, as dark sins and closely guarded secrets begin to surface. Piece by piece, the mystery of summer's child is being exposed, and it's a mystery that no one involved is prepared to solve.
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The Last Sin Eater

Author: Francine Rivers

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414341736

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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1999 Gold Medallion Award winner! A repackage of Francine Rivers's beloved novel, now with a stunning new look and bonus discussion questions. All that matters for Cadi Forbes is finding the one man who can set her free from the sin that plagues her, the sin that has stolen her mother's love from her and made her wish she could flee life and its terrible injustice. But Cadi doesn't know that the "sin eater" is seeking as well. Before their journeys are over, Cadi and the sin eater must face themselves, each other, and the One who will demand everything from them in exchange for t
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Boardwalk of Dreams

Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Author: Bryant Simon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198037446

Category: History

Page: 304

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During the first half of the twentieth century, Atlantic City was the nation's most popular middle-class resort--the home of the famed Boardwalk, the Miss America Pageant, and the board game Monopoly. By the late 1960s, it had become a symbol of urban decay and blight, compared by journalists to bombed-out Dresden and war-torn Beirut. Several decades and a dozen casinos later, Atlantic City is again one of America's most popular tourist spots, with thirty-five million visitors a year. Yet most stay for a mere six hours, and the highway has replaced the Boardwalk as the city's most important thoroughfare. Today the city doesn't have a single movie theater and its one supermarket is a virtual fortress protected by metal detectors and security guards. In this wide-ranging book, Bryant Simon does far more than tell a nostalgic tale of Atlantic City's rise, near death, and reincarnation. He turns the depiction of middle-class vacationers into a revealing discussion of the boundaries of public space in urban America. In the past, he argues, the public was never really about democracy, but about exclusion. During Atlantic City's heyday, African Americans were kept off the Boardwalk and away from the beaches. The overly boisterous or improperly dressed were kept out of theaters and hotel lobbies by uniformed ushers and police. The creation of Atlantic City as the "Nation's Playground" was dependent on keeping undesirables out of view unless they were pushing tourists down the Boardwalk on rickshaw-like rolling chairs or shimmying in smoky nightclubs. Desegregation overturned this racial balance in the mid-1960s, making the city's public spaces more open and democratic, too open and democratic for many middle-class Americans, who fled to suburbs and suburban-style resorts like Disneyworld. With the opening of the first casino in 1978, the urban balance once again shifted, creating twelve separate, heavily guarded, glittering casinos worlds walled off from the dilapidated houses, boarded-up businesses, and lots razed for redevelopment that never came. Tourists are deliberately kept away from the city's grim reality and its predominantly poor African American residents. Despite ten of thousands of buses and cars rolling into every day, gambling has not saved Atlantic City or returned it to its glory days. Simon's moving narrative of Atlantic City's past points to the troubling fate of urban America and the nation's cultural trajectory in the twentieth century, with broad implications for those interested in urban studies, sociology, planning, architecture, and history.
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Secrets on the Sand

The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Novella #1

Author: Roxanne St. Claire

Publisher: South Street Publishing

ISBN: 0988373610

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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Secrets on the Sand (The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay) By: Roxanne St. Claire New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire has been enchanting readers with stories set on an idyllic slice of paradise off the coast of Florida known as Barefoot Bay for two years. In the first Barefoot Bay series, four friends joined forces to build and run a homegrown resort and spa and, in the process, found life-long love. Now it is time to get to know some of the special guests of Casa Blanca Resort & Spa, which is fast turning into a playground for the rich and an elite destination wedding site. In the brand new Billionaires of Barefoot Bay trilogy, meet a trio of sexy heroes and the most unlikely ladies who steal their hearts in three novella-length love stories. Book Description Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: a lifelong partner and true love. Zeke grew up near Barefoot Bay and is staying at the resort for a week while he’s in town for a family event. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid. Except, Mandy is much more than that to Zeke—she was the object of his every teenage dream back in the days when she was known as “Mandy the Magnificent” and he had the unflattering high school nickname of “Ezekiel the Geekiel.” Zeke is no longer a geek—he’s gorgeous. And Mandy doesn’t feel so magnificent since her marriage fell apart and left her up to her eyeballs in debt and despair. The minute they meet again, Mandy knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid...but Zeke does have one thing Mandy needs to gain the independence she craves. Will he give it to her? One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction and he’s ready to give her anything. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke? Reviews for Barefoot Bay books: “Fun and engaging...a celebration of family and forgiveness!” -Publishers Weekly “Plenty of heat, humor, and heart!” - USA Today Happy Ever After A love story with genuinely flawed yet sympathetic characters filled with raw, real emotion, this will warm your heart as you turn the pages. - RT Book Reviews “It is impossible not to be completely enthralled from page one.” - Joyfully Reviewed “Fun, light-hearted, super sexy...fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will definitely want to check out this series.” - TheBookPushers.com “Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for non-stop fun.” - Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author “Lovely, lush, and layered! One of the best books I’ve read this year!” - Kristin Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author The Barefoot Bay Series (full-length novels) Barefoot in the Sand (Lacey and Clay) Barefoot in the Rain (Jocelyn and Will) Barefoot in the Sun (Zoe and Oliver) Barefoot by the Sea (Tessa and Ian) The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay (novellas) Secrets on the Sand (Zeke and Amanda) Coming soon: Seduction on the Sand (Elliott and Frankie) - coming January 2014 Scandal on the Sand (Nate and Liza) - coming February 2014
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The Cross of Sins

Author: Geoffrey Knight

Publisher: Storm Moon Press LLC

ISBN: 9781937058975

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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Somewhere in the world is a statue so sinful that a secret sect of the Church wants it destroyed at any cost. Somewhere in the Turkish desert, in the streets of London, and in the depths of Venice, are the clues to find it. And, somewhere in the hearts of five sexy, daring, thrill-seeking gay men, is the courage and die-hard determination to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Meet Luca da Roma, an Italian model and expert in art, both ancient and modern; Dr. Eden Santiago, Brazilian biologist, physician and genetic engineer; Shane Houston, a Texas cowboy and an expert in cartography; Will Hunter, a San Diego college student and football star, majoring in ancient history; and Jake Stone, an adventurer-for-hire from New York and the newest member of Professor Fathom's team of hot gay adventure seekers.
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Sins and Needles

Author: Karina Halle

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 1455552186

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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There's a Fine Line Between Sin and Salvation . . . Ellie Watt is a woman on the run. Raised by a pair of thieves who taught her the art of the grift-and pursued by a mobster who fell for her con-she hopes to find refuge at her uncle's farm in quiet Palm Valley, California. Ellie swears she's through with her life of crime. But before she knows it, she's right back in the game when she meets an easy mark who's too good-and too hot-to be true. His name is Camden McQueen. A master tattoo artist and a total inked stud, Camden is nothing like the awkward kid who crushed on Ellie back in high school. Now, as owner of the wildly successful Sins & Needles, he's got tats to kill for, muscles to die for, and money to burn. Ellie can't believe the transformation-and can't resist pulling off one last con. But when Camden catches Ellie red-handed, the tables are turned. The mark becomes the master. And when the ultimate player gets played, you never know who's going to end up on top . . . Approx. 100,000 words.
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The Sin Trilogy Bundle

A Necessary Sin, The Next Sin, and One Last Sin

Author: Georgia Cates

Publisher: Georgia Cates Books

ISBN: 098612043X

Category: Fiction

Page: 668

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The Sin Trilogy is now available in a single volume. A NECESSARY SIN— I’ve watched him from afar for years. And he has no idea. I take joy in that. Through my observations, I’ve learned what makes this charming villain tick. Whisky. Power. Beautiful women. And Sex. Lots of it. Sometimes you must get into bed with the enemy for the greater good. And that’s what I’ll do; it’s all part of making Sinclair Breckenridge fall in love with me so I can penetrate his inner circle. There’s hell to pay. I’m a dark horse. The perfect storm. I am Bleu MacAllister. And I’m coming for him. THE NEXT SIN— I’ve watched her from afar for weeks. And she has no idea. Bleu MacAllister ran from me three months ago. She thought she could disappear from my life. My beloved believed I’d let her go. Wrong. Bleu says I won’t find her; she changes like a chameleon. Wrong, again. Some things remain unaltered. She’s still beautiful. Sexy as hell. And I want her more than my next breath. The circumstances bringing us together have changed. It’s a precarious situation because my bonny lass is a hunted traitor. But I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe. She will be my wife. I am Sinclair Breckenridge. And I’m coming for her. ONE LAST SIN— Sinclair Breckenridge is my husband. We’re up and coming leaders to The Fellowship and parents to be. But my new life doesn’t come easily. Not when long buried secrets––and far more than I bargained for––finally reveal my mother’s killer. Sin vows to do anything to keep our little ones and me safe, even if his promise means denying me of the one thing I want most in this world. He doesn’t understand it’s the death of my dream. And that’s a problem.
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