Beholden

Author: Lesley Crewe

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (CN)

ISBN: 9781771086561

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The story begins with Nell, the "spinster on the hill" near St. Peter's, Cape Breton. Scarred by her own childhood, she swears she could never love a child and that she will never marry, denying herself a life with the man she loves. She's proven wrong when a baby is born just down the road from her. Her love of little Jane, despite herself, propels us forward through generations trying to untangle their own traumas and secrets. Eventually, we meet Bridie--joyful, kind, capable Bridie--and see her struggling through the echoing pain of those who came before her. Her choices, her bravery, her "nest of wonderful women," and her ultimate refusal to settle for anything less than love, eventually redeem her and everyone around her--even the spinster on the hill. As real as our own family dramas, Beholden is full of Lesley Crewe's trademark laugh-out-loud moments, heartbreaking losses, incredible women with unbreakable friendships, and the sweet wildness of Cape Breton.
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Beholden

Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights

Author: Susan R. Holman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190228237

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Winner of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion Global health efforts today are usually shaped by two very different ideological approaches: a human rights-based approach to health and equity-often associated with public health, medicine, or economic development activities; or a religious or humanitarian "aid" approach motivated by personal beliefs about charity, philanthropy, missional dynamics, and humanitarian "mercy." The underlying differences between these two approaches can create tensions and even outright hostility that undermines the best intentions of those involved. In Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights, Susan R. Holman--a scholar in both religion and the history of medicine--challenges this traditional polarization by telling stories designed to help shape a new perspective on global health, one that involves a multidisciplinary integration of religion and culture with human rights and social justice. The book's six chapters range broadly, describing pilgrimage texts in the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic traditions; the effect of ministry and public policy on nineteenth-century health care for the poor; the story of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it shaped economic, social, and cultural rights; a "religious health assets" approach based in Southern Africa; and the complex dynamics of gift exchange in the modern faith-based focus on charity, community, and the common good. Holman's study serves as an insightful guide for students and practitioners interested in improving and broadening the scope of global health initiatives, with an eye towards having the greatest impact possible.
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Beholden

Author: Kris T. Bethke

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 1634866061

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Julian Thomas made the unpopular decision to become Beholden and focus his magic only on scrying. Because of it, he’s the best at his job and the top scryer for the Department of Extranormal and Magical Affairs. Which why Investigations Agent Wes Caldwell goes right to Julian for help locating a missing person. When Wes needs to use his magic to boost Julian’s, they find a magical resonance between them that quickly leads to more. Julian doesn’t want to move too fast, but Wes knows Julian is it for him. He’s fine with waiting, as long as Julian stays close as they work through it. But then Julian falls ill, and it’s clear there’s a magical reason. Wes will stop at nothing to find out what’s plaguing Julian, and when they realize just how deep the plot goes, they have more questions than answers. Magic is increasing in the world, and no one can figure out why. Julian and Wes have found love, but will it be enough to get them through what’s to come?
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Beholden

Author: Pat Warren

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446569356

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Terry was fleeing the murder she had seen, up to a mountain hideaway. Before she realised it she was hiding behind a new identity made by Luke Tanner. But her life was still in danger. Soon they were both on the run, and falling irrevocably in love.
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The Beholden State

California’s Lost Promise and How to Recapture It

Author: Brian C. Anderson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442223448

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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While there is plenty of literature on California’s history, topography, and attractions, The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is the first book examining in rigorous detail how a place seen just a generation ago as the dynamic engine of the American future could, through bad policy ideas, find itself with among the highest unemployment rates and poorest educational outcomes in the country
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Beholden to the Throne

Author: Carol Marinelli

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146030053X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Outspoken nanny Amy Bannester seems to forget that servitude and silence should go hand in hand. But Sheikh Emir can think of more pleasurable uses for her luscious mouth.… Despite their all-consuming passion, the rules governing the desert kingdom of Alzan make it impossible for her to wear his crown. He lost his first wife as she gave birth to his precious twin daughters, but Emir must have a male heir for his lineage to continue—and it's the one thing that Amy can't give him.…
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Beholden

Author: Corinne Michaels

Publisher: Baae, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781942834410

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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Book two of two in The Belonging Duet I tried resisting him. I fought to ensure history wouldn't repeat itself. In the end, Jackson and I knew he would win. He broke down my walls, obliterated every excuse, and made me love him against all odds. Then he shattered my heart into thousands of pieces. I can't let him back in. It was hard enough surrendering my heart the first time. If he hurts me again, I'll never survive. No matter what he thinks, we're beholden to our past.
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Charming Clara: Part 2: Beholden

Author: H. M. Diaz

Publisher: Charming Clara

ISBN: 9781796764772

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Elias is broken and empty without the love of his life. With his determination to use his new powers as the Key Holder, he gathers Julian, Quinn, Ashley, and Troy on a quest to resurrect Clara. They are on the hunt to find the Locket of Paradise, but in order to retrieve it, they must travel through the Hollow Grounds. No demon has ever survived this realm, but Elias was no longer an ordinary demon. He was different. He was changed. Once Elias succeeds in bringing back Clara, her heart seems to be shifted. Clara feels a strong connection with Elias, as if they are bound together. The connection is so strong that it controls her actions and she desperately wants to fall into his arms, but her love for him has consequences. The Underworld and Heaven despises anything that represents the integration between good and evil, and their decisions will cause a war. Is it worth the risk?
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Beholden

Author: Larry Schliessmann

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847284822

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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New York City 1950. Mike Hammer is not the only private cop in town. Marlowe Black walks the streets with a PI license to serve justice, a .45 automatic, his fists and an attitude to get the case solved regardless of the consequences. When a stranger's body mysteriously lands in his office after a long Fourth of July weekend, Black is determined to learn why. Bullets fly and bodies fall as he hunts the killer through a maze of government agents, missing Russian gold coins, Nazi fugitives, greed, and women worth fighting for and knowing intimately. Black has to right an old wrong, make a heart-stopping discovery, and wrestle with a decision to adhere to principles that reach beyond love and death.
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