Author: Cathy Williams
Célibataire endurci, Rafael Rocchi collectionne les maîtresses au grand désespoir de sa mère, qui rêve de le voir marié. Elle est si insistante que, pour avoir enfin la paix, il finit par céder et jette son dévolu sur Cristina, une jeune femme aux courbes voluptueuses qui a tout de l’épouse idéale. Mais, pour parvenir à ses fins, il sait qu’il ne peut pas avouer à cette jeune femme si romantique que ce mariage ne serait pour lui qu’une union de convenance. Aussi se résout-il à lui faire croire qu’il éprouve de tendres sentiments à son égard...
Author: Abby Green
Rocco de Marco. Legendary financier and billionaire. The most important man in the room. And he'd just witnessed her filching canapés from the buffet… If waitress Gracie O'Brien's first meeting with Rocco is memorable, the second is unforgettable. For when he finds her breaking in to his office he doesn't believe her innocence—so he'll keep her close until he finds the truth. Yet it's impossible for Rocco to stay angry with the sparky redhead—she's making him feel emotions he thought he'd buried forever. And the sexual tension between them is reaching explosion point….
Author: Melita Joy
Billionaire Alessandro Dalmassi has everything he could possibly desire - smoldering looks, fast cars, and a recently acquired call centre to add to his expansive business empire. While conducting his first mystery call he encounters Breanne Tetley, a charming telephone operator who convinces him a romance package is just the thing he's looking for! It's no secret Alessandro has been living the life of the rich and uncommitted. Can he persuade the sweet but cautious Breanne to give into her temptations and let him give her the Perfect Date?
Author: Michelle Styles
A Viking raid They claimed they came in peace, but soon Lindisfarne was aflame. Annis of Birdoswald fled in fear, but she could not escape the Norse warriors. An honorable captor One man protected her—Haakon Haroldson. The dark, arrogant Viking swept Annis back to his homeland, taking her away from all she held dear. A new life—as his mistress! Now Annis must choose between the lowly work that befits a captive, or a life of sinful pleasure in the Viking's arms!
Author: Simone Lazaroo
New release of novel first published 2000, winner of the David T K Wong Fellowship (UK) 2000 and shortlisted for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. In 1949 a young Eurasian woman who survived the Japanese occupation of Singapore meets the son of a privileged Australian family and accompanies him to Broome. Captivated by this life and his photography, she comes to see herself anew, but is the image true? Themes of the novel are the aftermath of war, prejudice and alienation. Author was born in Singapore and lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. Previous works include 'The World Waiting to be Born'.
Author: Susan Stephens
The "Playboy of Polo" needs a wife! Finding a date has never been a struggle for wealthy polo champion Tiago Santos. But now that he needs a wife, he'll make sure he finds a woman who understands that this Brazilian stallion won't be tamed! Practical, poised Danny Cameron is the perfect candidate. She sees the value of a union that provides investment in her business—with no false promise of the happily-ever-after she doesn't believe in. But as their wedding night approaches, the sensual rhythm of the samba fills Danny with a longing…to experience all that Tiago's enthralling Latin fire promises to unleash!
Author: Kim Lawrence
Dervla was the nurse who'd tended his wounds when he was injured. He was the sexy billionaire who'd seduced her. She refused to be his mistress, so Gianfranco made her his wife…. He had only one condition when they wed: no children… For a year they were blissfully happy, making lazy love in the mornings, hot passionate love by night. But Dervla was carrying a secret. She was expecting her husband's baby….
Author: Carol Marinelli, Maisey Yates
He wants her--no matter what the cost! Daniil Zverev is the world's most ruthless and sinfully seductive tycoon. No one would ever know the cruelty and rejection that fueled his ascent. But beautiful ballet teacher Libby Tennent is getting under Daniil's skin and dangerously close to the truth. From the moment she waltzed into his office, feisty Libby has challenged the dark-hearted Russian. He doesn't do favors, yet he helps Libby's business. He definitely doesn't do relationships, yet one night with Libby isn't enough! Money might be no object, yet the cost of getting closer to Libby is much higher...
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on Population, Panel on the Integration of Immigrants into American Society
Publisher: National Academies Press
The United States prides itself on being a nation of immigrants, and the country has a long history of successfully absorbing people from across the globe. The integration of immigrants and their children contributes to our economic vitality and our vibrant and ever changing culture. We have offered opportunities to immigrants and their children to better themselves and to be fully incorporated into our society and in exchange immigrants have become Americans - embracing an American identity and citizenship, protecting our country through service in our military, fostering technological innovation, harvesting its crops, and enriching everything from the nation's cuisine to its universities, music, and art. Today, the 41 million immigrants in the United States represent 13.1 percent of the U.S. population. The U.S.-born children of immigrants, the second generation, represent another 37.1 million people, or 12 percent of the population. Thus, together the first and second generations account for one out of four members of the U.S. population. Whether they are successfully integrating is therefore a pressing and important question. Are new immigrants and their children being well integrated into American society, within and across generations? Do current policies and practices facilitate their integration? How is American society being transformed by the millions of immigrants who have arrived in recent decades? To answer these questions, this new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine summarizes what we know about how immigrants and their descendants are integrating into American society in a range of areas such as education, occupations, health, and language.
Author: Margaret Moore
No sooner does wealthy heiress Lady Moira MacMurdaugh breathe a sigh of relief for avoiding a disastrous marriage to a gambling womanizer than she is served with a lawsuit! Torn between duty and this impulsive beauty who stirs him to distraction, solicitor Gordon McHeath has no choice but to go up against the woman whose kiss he's never forgotten. Until sinister forces threaten to upend Lady Moira's world and Gordon must cast the law book aside!
Author: Paul Hulton, F. Nigel Hpper, Ib Friis
Publisher: CRC Press
This work outlines the life of James Bruce of Kinnard, and Luigi Balugani and his relationship with James Bruce.
Author: Francisco Goya, Janis A. Tomlinson, Francisco Calvo Serraller, National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Yale University Press
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) created magnificent paintings, tapestry designs, prints and drawings over the course of his long and productive career. Women frequently appeared as the subjects of Goya's works, from his painted cartoons for the Royal Tapestry Factory to his stunning portraits of some of the most powerful women in Madrid. This text examines the representations of women within Goya's multifaceted art, and in so doing, it sheds light on the evolution of his artistic creativity as well as on the roles assumed by women in late-18th- and early-19th-century Spain.
Author: Sharon Kendrick
The humble waitress and the Russian billionaire… Waitress Zara Evans doesn't belong in glittering high society. That is until she finds herself unexpectedly at an exclusive party, and manages to captivate the most sought-after man in the room—Russian oligarch Nikolai Komarov. For Nikolai, there's something about Zara's beauty that makes her stand out from the first-class crowd. Experience has taught him all women have their price, but he has never encountered anyone like Zara—a young woman who is too proud, too independent, too willful to be bought…