"This enjoyable standalone novel set in 1850 New Hampshire gives readers a wonderfully detailed glimpse at an exciting period of industrial innovation in America.
Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: Baker Books
In 1850, Mellicent "Mellie" Blanchard takes a job at a mill in Manchester, New Hampshire, to help support her family. In search of additional earning opportunities, she approaches a daguerreotype shop owner with the proposal that he hire her to make paper cuttings or silhouette portraits for those who can't afford an expensive daguerreotype. When a particularly charming customer--whose broad smile and twinkling eyes catch her off guard--asks to escort her home, the seeds of romance begin to blossom. All the pieces of her new life seem to have fallen perfectly into place, but when her new venture brings her an unexpected opportunity, she is confronted with the truth that all is not as it seems. Will Mellie, who is keeping secrets of her own, find happiness in the new life she has carved out for herself in the busy mill town?
A perfect silhouette. The bird hopped too close to Mother's tapping foot, and with
a startled ruffle of wings it hurried away. I tucked its paper twin into my pocket
along with the scissors. “Mind Mrs. Harrington,” Mother said, frisking invisible dust
Author: Molly Beth Griffin
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Category: Juvenile Fiction
WINNER OF THE MILKWEED PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE WINNER OF THE 2013 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS ALA RAINBOW LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK AMELIA BLOOMER PROJECT LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOREWARD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR HONORABLE MENTION In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park--a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she’s expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaking. But in the country, Garnet finds herself under the supervision of equally oppressive guardians--her father’s wealthy cousin and the matron’s stuck-up daughter. Only a liberating job in a hat shop, an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper, and a deep faith in her own fierce heart can save her from the suffocating boredom of traditional femininity.
'I've taken in the waist a tiny bit as we discussed, just to get the perfect silhouette.
Try it on, then you should be good to go.' Kate slips behind the damask curtain
with the Sandy Dorit dress in her arms, then emerges minutes later: the cool ...
Author: Louisa Leaman
Publisher: Random House
'I thoroughly enjoyed this... it's an utterly charming and sigh-worthy romance.' Josie Silver, author of One Day in December and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird ___ Fran’s wedding dress shop is utterly unique. A treasure trove of vintage lace, silk and satin, every single one of Fran’s gowns is destined to be the perfect match for a different bride. But not as you might expect... Something bold for the shy and retiring. Something simple for the woman who is unafraid to stand out. And something dazzling for the bride who wouldn’t normally dare to be different. Your own perfect dress could be a complete surprise! But not to Fran ... wisdom is whispered from bride to bride through their wedding dresses and Fran knows exactly who needs to hear each dress’s secrets! When Fran finds her very own perfect dress she can’t wait to unravel its history. But first, she has to get to know the mysterious son of the previous owner... ___ Readers love The Perfect Dress ***** ‘A wonderful read that let me escape into a world of love and wedding dresses. What more could I want!’ ***** ‘Loved this book . . . could not put it down, such a wonderful feel good story.’ ***** ‘What an absolutely lovely book this is.’
That would be a perfect silhouette exposure. When it comes to a silhouetted
surfer with his surfboard. SHAPES AS SILHOUETTES When it comes to natural
light. high contrast can mean high drama. Backlight extremes can create a
Author: Jim Miotke
Publisher: Amphoto Books
Master composition and design to take your photos from okay to wow You already own the most important photography tool—your creative eye. With this book, you’ll learn how classic design and composition principles can be applied to a wide range of photographic situations to create images with impact. Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager, both veteran photographers and experienced instructors, share time-tested design guidelines, composition techniques, even tips on when to break the rules, that will transform the way you make photographs.
... you have a perfect silhouette ! And when you cut out the other objects in the
picture , you find that they make wonderful little accessories that can be arranged
around the main characters in very amusing ways . To bring back the experience
Author: Florence Leniston
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
20 charming scenes, reproduced from two rare old silhouette design books, feature Old Mother Hubbard, Little Jack Horner, Jack and Jill, other familiar favorites. 8 illustrations include familiar nursery rhymes. Simple instructions for cutting and using the silhouettes. Ideal for framing, decoupage, embellishing cards, notepapers, posters, other items.
“You have the perfect silhouette.” Susan closed the bathroom door and stood still
giving Jenna's eyes some time to adjust. “Just the perfect silhouette?” Jenna
couldn't stop herself. She jumped off the bed and 167 CHAPTER SIXTEEN ...
Author: Kiki Archer
Do you ever wonder how your old classmates remember you? Especially those who weren't in your circle? Susan Quinn, a teacher at St Wilfred's All-Girls School, and Jenna James, a Club Ski instructor in the French Alps, are about to find out. As an invisible bond draws the two women closer, will they appreciate each other for who they are now, not who they once were? One Foot Onto The Ice, ? is a fast-paced romance set in the sunny ski resort of Morzine, where the young cast of students and teachers search for excitement on the slopes, with some finding it a lot more easily than others.
Usually these shots will be best after the sun has dipped below the horizon—the
very last rays of light for the day. Now place the silhouetted animal in the sunset
scene in Photoshop. It looks like you captured a perfect silhouette of a well-posed
A perfect silhouette of tenderness embraced by the strong arms of my man and
every time you touch me I beg you to do it all over again. You see I thirst for your
kisses now just like flowers thirst for rain Cause without them I can't grow but I'm ...
Author: Ms. Tomi E. Goodman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
For we know that all things work together for the good for those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 A note from me to you: Life can take us through many changes, some good, some bad, some wrong, some right and I believe that it is not by our strength or might alone that we come through but by the word that made this existence for us and a helping hand or two. And remember that all things work together in order for you and I to be the best that we can, give and have all that we can, and to learn to laugh, love and cry all that we can in order to enrich our lives and all others well meet as well. So let peace be still and try not to worry too much. For I know God still has the best hand! Gods call makes us humble, yet tall.... But mans call makes you stumble and fall.
Broken Vows To their friends, family and neighbors, Celine and Max Archer had a perfect marriage.
Author: Laurey Bright
Broken Vows To their friends, family and neighbors, Celine and Max Archer had a perfect marriage. Only the Archers knew they'd never been in love, and that nights of passion were few and far between. Still, both thought the other happy with the dry-eyed deal they'd made instead of vows. Until Max broke the bargain—by wanting more. And suddenly, after twelve peaceful years, the perfect marriage was over. But when Celine realized how much she loved her husband, was it too late to get him back? For unbeknownst to Max, they'd been blessed with a new beginning….
For one split second, the flying image seemed to become a perfect silhouette of
the moon. Then it made a beeline toward them. “Thane and Butch!” whispered
Brutus, trying to get their attention. They were still looking around them, waiting
for a ...
Author: Laura & Ruth Martin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Just when Sheila, Snapper and Pen are beginning to adjust to their lives, adopted into a new family, an old adversary emerges. Kalik, an evil sorcerer who they thought was vanquished, reappears. Unknown to the children, she has come back with her two evil sisters to destroy them. These three, dark shadows lurk and scheme a plot to steal the children's magical powers. A coven of good witches, deep in the heart of Stonehenge have mysteriously disappeared. Their bodies were never discovered... only the remains of their spell-books lay scattered. Glimpses of these witches have been spotted at the ancient, burial chamber, long forgotten, on the Northern shores of Ireland. Snapper, Sheila and Pen find themselves on a quest to rescue them. Along the way they are given magical gifts to help them on this quest by mystical druids. They will need to rely on each other, their magical training and Raven's help if they are going to go up against the deadly, three, dark shadows!
Aware that he makes a perfect silhouette for anyone who might be down there,
Hodges moves to one side while he feels for the light switch. He finds it and steps
into the doorway again with the gun leveled. He sees a worktable. Beyond it, a ...
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Now an AT&T Audience Original Series WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL #1 New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. “Mr. Mercedes is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses” (The Washington Post). The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women on line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more wounded. The case goes unsolved and ex-cop Bill Hodges is out of hope when he gets a letter from a man who loved the feel of death under the Mercedes’s wheels… Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he’s going big, with an attack that would take down thousands—unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield’s diabolical plans. Stephen King takes off on a “nerve-shredding, pulse-pounding race against time” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) with this acclaimed #1 bestselling thriller.
At the front door she stopped, looking out at what was left of the night, and
watching as the eastern horizon started to glow with the early-morning light of
sunrise. The trees and fields were still dark, making a perfect silhouette against
the sky as ...
Author: Brenda Minton
Two beloved novels of family, love and cowboys by bestselling author Brenda Minton The Cowboy Next Door Jay Blackhorse is determined not to be won over by city girl Lacey Gould and her niece. Still, they clearly need his help. Lacey's clueless about caring for the infant her sister abandoned. Jay has a talent for stopping the baby's tears. But when a dark secret from Lacey's past blows into town, will Jay's help be enough? Jenna's Cowboy Hero Former football player Adam Mackenzie hopes to fix up a camp for underprivileged kids. But the city slicker doesn't know horse tack from a touchdown. The pretty rancher next door seems to be the answer to his prayers. Army vet Jenna wants only to raise her twin boys and run her ranch—not fall in love. But can the gorgeous and kind Adam make her open her heart to love?
... this time noticing that, as he waited, his feet made a squishy sound, a wet
smacking sound like kisses. He looked down at the impossible blackness around
his shoes, then up at the nurse, who was nothing more than a perfect silhouette
Author: Achy Obejas
Publisher: Akashic Books
A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution. "Daring, tough, and deeply compassionate, Achy Obejas's Ruins is a breathtaker. Obejas writes like an angel, which is to say: gloriously . . . one of the Cuba's most important writers." —Junot Diaz, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction "In the Havana of Ruins, scarcity can only be fought with ingenuity, and the characters work very hard at the exquisite art of getting by. The plot rests on the schemes of its weary, obsessive, dreamy hero—a character so brilliantly drawn that he can't be dismissed or forgotten. A tender and wildly accurate portrait, in a gem of a novel." —Joan Silber, author of The Size of the World "Obejas evinces a new, focused lyricism as she penetrates to the very heart of the Cuban paradox in a story as pared down and intense as its narrator's life." —Booklist (*starred review*) "Compassionate and intriguing . . . Obejas plays out [the book's] conflicts in measured, simple prose, allowing her descriptions of the mundane—houses, food, dominoes—to illuminate a setting filled with heartbreak, confusion and decay . . . At her best, Obejas controls the mixture of humor and pathos that suffuse this poor community." —Los Angeles Times "Ruins is a beautifully written novel, a moving testament to the human spirit of an unlikely hero who remains unbroken even as the world collapses around him . . . A fine literary achievement, it's Achy Obejas at her very best." —El Paso Times "[A] superb novel . . . Highly recommended." —Library Journal "[An] honest and superbly written book." —Miami Herald "With the deft and evocative detail of a poet's, Obejas's prose is as illuminating and honest as her struggling protagonist." —Publishers Weekly Usnavy has always been a true believer. When the Cuban Revolution triumphed in 1959, he was just a young man and eagerly signed on for all of its promises. But as the years have passed, the sacrifices have outweighed the glories and he's become increasingly isolated in his revolutionary zeal. His friends openly mock him, his wife dreams of owning a car totally outside their reach, and his beloved fourteen-year-old daughter haunts the coast of Havana, staring north. In the summer of 1994, a few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the government allows Cubans to leave at will and on whatever will float. More than 100,000 flee—including Usnavy's best friend. Things seem to brighten when he stumbles across what may or may not be a priceless Tiffany lamp that reveals a lost family secret and fuels his long repressed feelings . . . But now Usnavy is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Revolution that has shaped his entire life. Achy Obejas is the author of various books, including the award-winning novel Days of Awe and the best-selling poetry chapbook This Is What Happened in Our Other Life. She is the editor of Akashic's critically acclaimed crime-fiction anthology Havana Noir, and the translator (into Spanish) for Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Currently, she is the Sor Juana Writer in Residence at DePaul University in Chicago. She was born in Havana and continues to spend extended time there.
Author: DIANE Publishing CompanyPublish On: 1997-05
Crouched in a half-erect position and bending around the corner of the house he
made a perfect silhouette in the bright moonlight. In the last split second before
Colonel Kendall tossed the grenade, a machine gun opened up from a position ...
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Presents four detailed narratives dealing with small units which took part in combat operations in Europa and Asia in World War II. In particular, it covers: France: 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoe; Saipan: 27th Division at Tanapag Plain; Italy: 351st Infantry at Santa Maria Infante; France: 4th Armored Division at Singling. Provides solid, uncolored material for a better understanding of the real nature of modern battle. Provides concrete, case-history material which company and field-grade officers can use to find out what actually happens in battle. Illustrated.
She'd looked incredibly beautiful, a perfect silhouette in white, and so far from
him. He didn't wait for the “speak now or forever hold your peace” moment, and
left, afraid he'd ruin her day. “That can't be all you've done lately.” “If you want to ...
Author: Amy J. Fetzer
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Hot Conflict Rule number one for "How to Throw a Wedding": Don't get kidnapped. Rule number two? Don't let your rescuer be DJ McAllister, as in tall, dark, and secretive with a bod to die for. As in the man who pushed wedding planner Mary Grace Heyward away once and left her heartbroken for, um, well forever. But now that they're running for their lives (so that's what it takes to get a man to commit!), the looks DJ's giving her tell another story, one that's making her very, very warm. And Mary Grace's mission is clear: Indulge the hot Marine's every fantasy and secure a victory of the everlasting kind. . . Hot Landing Zone The mission went bad, really bad. And Jake Mackenzie blames Dr. Katherine Collier, the egghead scientist his team was rescuing from terrorists. If she'd just obeyed his orders they wouldn't be stranded--alone--on a remote island with no way off. But hell, Jake's a Marine. He'll improvise, adapt, and overcome. . .as long as the drop-dead gorgeous Katherine stops accidentally setting off his booby traps, prancing around in what's left of her clothing, and driving him wild with desire. Protecting her is his sworn duty, and the lady seems to have some specific requests in that area. . . Hot Target Rick Cahill's got his orders: Drop into the Amazon and pick up American Peace Corp volunteer Sam Previn. Who knew Sam was actually Samantha, a beautiful redhead with a temper to match? And who knew the Colombian drug cartels would be after them? On the run in the jungle, searching secluded spots for shelter, Rick has to remind himself that Sam is off-limits, no matter how it unhinges him every time her skin brushes his. But when the savvy Sam starts speaking in military abbreviations and can load a sidearm without looking, it's clear she's something special--and just Rick's type. . . The daughter, wife, and now mother of career U.S. Marines, Amy J. Fetzer has penned twenty-eight novels and novellas in historical, historical paranormal, contemporary, and romantic suspense. Amy's work has been nominated twice for Storyteller of the Year in historical and contemporary, Career Achievement, and hit the top spots of the Waldenbooks bestseller lists, as well as winning several genre awards. After twenty-five years of traveling with the Marine Corps, Amy and her family live outside Charleston, South Carolina, enjoying the quiet, retired life, trying to behave like civilians.
The guy stepped in front of the headlights giving Cooper a perfect silhouette. The
big build. The height. His walk was unmistakable. Lunk had arrived. Lunk hustled
over to them. “Where's Gordy?” Cooper pointed to The Getaway. “He's okay.
Author: Tim Shoemaker
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This three-book bindup of Tim Shoemaker’s Code of Silence novels takes readers on a series of realistic, nail-biting adventures. In Code of Silence, friends Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery … but when it appears several cops are behind the crime, they aren’t sure who they can trust. Telling the truth could be deadly. But remaining silent could mean an innocent man’s life. In Back Before Dark, the three friends find themselves caught in a trap that leads to Gordy’s abduction. As time goes by without any clues or messages from the kidnapper, Cooper takes things into his own hands. But his choices could place him in even greater danger. Finally, in Below the Surface, what was meant as a peaceful summer vacation turns frightening when Hiro is convinced she witnessed a murder on the lake. Though her instincts are rarely wrong, it appears Hiro may be mistaken this time. Unless the strange accidents happening to Cooper and Gordy are signs of something deeper and more frightening than any of them could imagine.
There it was, a perfect silhouette! Knowing that detection could be the entire
party's un-doing, he hoped that the Nazi hadn't had a chance to radio his location
. Jerry new he couldn't use any high energy weapon or the Alien, that was ten
Author: R.J. Brooks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This incredible story begins when a series of seemingly unrelated events take place along the California Coast. Throw in a few earthquakes of various magnitude and you have a perfect mix to kick-off this story. Max, my main character, is truly a genius, and also a thief. He has begged, borrowed and stolen the millions that were required to build his fantastic invention, a machine called Pellucidar. He has no intention of paying back his lenders and will not relinquish ownership of the Pellucidar to anyone. The Federal Government, the Defense Department, and every major lending institution, comprise a group of the ultimate victims of Maxs financially elaborate plan to finance and use his state of the art invention. Among the crew of the Pellucidar are some of the best minds in their various disciplines. Some of their specialties are in Medicine, Engineering, Biology, and Electronics. Those people are all very close friends of Max, they are all volunteers and consider themselves lucky to be a part of Maxs crew. When the largest quake hit California, Max and his entire crew were on-board the Pellucidar when a suddenly opening fissure swallowed Maxs great machine . . . the adventure begins. To the surprise of all on-board, they found themselves in a vast subterranean world, miles beneath the earths outer crust. Many unique species of life, heretofore unknown to man, were discovered there, and a multitude of related adventures happen along the way. During their random explorations, actual contact was established with an alien race. Their technology and machines were far in-advance of the sciences of earth. While on their mission exploration, through an unusual series of circumstances, it was learned that the entire surface of the earth was being consumed by nuclear chain reactions, the end-result of global thermonuclear war. Earth itself seemed to be on Self Destruct. It was only a matter of time until the steadily increasing heat and radiation laid claim to the remnants of the Human Race. With the survival of the Human Race hanging in the balance, this was the time that Selconnifur would prove his worth. The clock is ticking. IT IS THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW AND THE TIME IS NOW!
Her body showed a perfect silhouette as the light from outside filtered through the
silk. Mac could again, feel the urges stir within his body as he stood there, looking
at the image at the window. He had been subduing his feelings because he ...
Author: Albert Fales
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This story, although fiction, was inspired by an actual occurrence here in mid-Michigan. A van on it's way to an Ohio airport was stopped by Ohio State Police and they found about 15 pounds of Crystal Meth in the van. Furter investigation traced the van to an address in Michigan and a location where material to make Meth. had been sent to a location in Ogemaw County Michigan. This actually happened, but my version of it is, of course, fiction as are the persons in this story. Police reports and new-paper articles are on hand at locations to document this episode in the national fight to wipe out this destroyer of humanity.
You might do well to remember that.' Dio! Rafael was having trouble
remembering anything at the moment. She obviously had no idea, but standing in
front of the window in that damned dressing gown Lottie was giving him a perfect silhouette ...
Author: Andie Brock
He's fallen 12,000 feet from the sky… Now he knows exactly what he wants! Daredevil Rafael Revaldi has always lived for the moment. But having cheated death, the Conte di Monterrato is focused on the future. He needs an heir, but to get one he'll face his toughest challenge yet—winning back his estranged wife! Lottie returns to the castle she once called home with a newfound strength. The intense sensual connection between Lottie and Rafe remains, but so do the emotional scars of their marriage. Can Lottie risk her heart again to give them the child they both so desperately want?