New Arrivals · eBooks

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The reckoning [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
1 online resource

A bad, bad thing [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Forbes, Elena, author.
1 online resource
Eve West, a police officer with a hidden past, is drawn into a dark and complex case when she's asked to investigate a miscarriage of justice. A highly effective police officer, albeit one who keeps her past carefully hidden, Eve West is suspended from duty after a police operation goes catastrophically wrong. Receiving help from an unexpected quarter - a criminal she put away many years before - Eve feels she has no choice but to agree to his request to investigate a possible miscarriage of justice in return. But why is a hardened criminal like John Duran so keen to help a fellow-inmate convicted of the murder of a stable-girl? And why has he chosen Eve to look into the case? Teaming up with crusading journalist Dan Cooper, Eve begins to uncover disturbing flaws in the original investigation. But as her past is dragged to the surface, she comes to realize she has been plunged into a case more complex and sinister than she ever imagined.

A Chesapeake Shores collection. Volume 1 [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Woods, Sherryl.
1 online resource
Come home to the South with #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods in this collection of unforgettable tales from her beloved Chesapeake Shores series. The Inn at Eagle Point It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. But when a panicked phone call from her youngest sister sends her racing home to save Jess's dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point, Abby finds herself face-to-face with Trace Riley, the man she left behind ten years ago. Flowers on Main When Bree O'Brien's screenwriting career falls apart, she flees Chicago and heads home to Chesapeake Showers. Opening Flowers on Main promises to bring her a new kind of fulfillment, but not all is peaceful and serene when Jake Collins, Bree's ex-lover, is there waiting for her. Harbor Lights Former army medic Kevin O'Brien has come home to Chesapeake Shores, in search of a haven for himself and his toddler son and a future that's nothing like his past. But Kevin is suddenly facing a risk he hadn't anticipated-in the form of Main Street bookseller Shanna Carlyle. A Chesapeake Shores Christmas After years apart, Mick and Megan O'Brien are finally ready to make it official... again. But when an unexpected delivery causes chaos, it seems only a miracle can reunite this family.

A Christmas to remember [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Moesta, Rebecca, author.
1 online resource
She can't remember who she is, but she likes who she's become when she's with himі Jennifer needs a break. The perfectionist TV star heads to a mountain retreat for a restful, relaxing holiday. But when she gets caught in a blizzard and crashes her car, Jennifer is left with more than a wreck; she's left with amnesia. John, a small-town veterinarian and single dad, finds the confused Jennifer wandering on the road. He's used to taking care of others; he's built for this. When he takes her in, he and his children give her more than shelterіthey try to help her figure out who she is. As Jennifer and John make new memories, their connection to one another grows. But how can they even think about romance when they don't know her true identity? This heartwarming romance comes with a Hallmark original recipe for Holiday Roast Beef with Root Vegetables.

A Colleen Coble Christmas collection : Silent night\Holy night\All is calm\All is bright [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Coble, Colleen, author.
1 online resource
Silent Night As Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor. Bree Matthews is preparing for Christmas guests, but her heart is reeling from the recent and tender loss of her unborn child. Her sister-in-law, Lauri, suddenly turns up on the doorstep of the lighthouse home Bree shares with her husband, Kade, in Rock Harbor. Secretive and withdrawn, Lauri seems curiously intent on discovering what happened to a parachuter who disappeared in the North Woods along Lake Superior's icy shore. Holy Night One sinister phone call has derailed their wedding. Will they let it tear them apart forever? A Christmas wedding on the beach-what could be more perfect? Poinsettias and fragrant pikake blossoms, soft sand and mistletoe, the gentle sound of the surf and the wedding march played on a ukulele. This wedding has been a long time coming, with Bane's trust issues and Leia's worries about her childlike sister, Eva. Now they can hardly wait for the day to arrive. All Is Calm Brendan Waddell needs a place to recuperate. Lauren Everman needs a place to hide. It's going to be an unexpectedly romantic Christmas at Bluebird Ranch. Brendan Waddell has always considered Bluebird Ranch a little piece of heaven: an idyllic ranch that pairs abused children with abused horses, run by one of his old Marine buddies. Now, recovering from an on-the-job injury, Brendan thinks the ranch is the perfect place to spend Christmas healing up. When Lauren Everman was a seventeen-year-old foster kid, Bluebird Ranch was the safest place she knew. Now it's the perfect hideout for a woman on the run. As the witness to a murder, Lauren needs somewhere to lie low, and her skill with horses means she'll be able to lend a hand with the troubled kids at Bluebird-without answering too many questions. All Is Bright A romantic, Christmas wedding at her seaside hotel gives Delilah a chance to shine with her unique gifts. But will her light be snuffed out before the bride and groom say "I do"? As manager of the Tidewater Inn, Delilah Carter has been planning a spectacular Christmas wedding for her friends at the grand hotel overlooking the ocean. While picking up still more twinkly lights and some last-minute groceries for the reception dinner, a huge truck runs her off the freezing, wet roads into the dark night. Her car stops just short of an enormous tree and the truck speeds off into the night. Delilah escapes with her life and has almost convinced herself the whole thing was an accident, but then she begins to receive threatening phone calls. With the wedding just hours away, she's distracted and anxious. Then Sheriff Tom Bourne stops by the inn and volunteers to help.

Man of means [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Palmer, Diana.
1 online resource
From the moment rancher Rey Hart first set eyes on Meredith Johns, he was mesmerized by the lovely young woman. For not only did Meredith stir his jaded soul with her tempting innocence, he discovered she was a top-notch biscuit maker! Making a place for the beleaguered Meredith on the Hart ranch as his coveted cook turned out to be a cinch compared to breaking the enchanted spell she had cast over this Long, Tall Texan's heart. Now, the hot-tempered cattleman's plan to preserve his bachelorhood was on the verge of backfiring - big-time - because the more he learned about his mysterious housemate, the more he didn't want to let her go.

A matter of pride [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Harte, Marie.
1 online resource
The fifth stand-alone romance in New York Times bestseller Marie Harte's small town, shapeshifter romance series: Cougar Falls. Pride goeth before his fall. Dean Chastell has a reputation as a troublemaker and a player. It's not his fault he's attractive, funny, and hell on wheels between the sheets. Or that his pranks often leave the victim smarting. But for his older brother and pride leader to punish him with babysitting dutyі The woman he's supposed to watch is gorgeous, sexy as all get-out, and aggravating in the extreme. A prissy princess who's demanding and refuses to get her claws dirty. She calls him "hillbilly" and needs a swift kiss - er, kick - in the pants. But when trouble comes calling, Dean finds he'll do anything to keep her safe. She's not nearly as annoying or stuck up as she seems. In fact, the princess brings out the prince in him he never knew existed. And he'll move heaven and earth to keep her safe, and in his arms. This title has been previously released. Warning: A trickster cat finally meets his match in a proud feline used to getting her way. Hunters, hijinks, and danger abound as the pride comes together for one heck of a battle.

A plant-based life : your complete guide to great food, radiant health, boundless energy, and a better body [electronic resource].

January 22, 2019
Karlsen, Micaela Cook, author.
1 online resource
Whole food for a whole new you. More people than ever are eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Studies show that it is better for our bodies and better for the planet-but it isn't always easy. Let A Plant-Based Life be your guide. Whether you're taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, author Micaela Cook Karlsen clearly maps the way. Her program enables you to set your own pace and stay the course-without relying on willpower. Drawing on personal experience and the latest research, she reveals how to: * Find and sustain your motivation * Gradually add more whole, plant foods into your diet, crowding out less nutritious fare * Break old food addictions and establish new habits * Translate favorite recipes to create delicious, nourishing meals * Reshape your food environment (at home, at work, and on the go) to make healthy eating a no-brainer * Cultivate relationships that celebrate and support your new lifestyle Especially valuable are directions for navigating roadblocks. Here you'll find strategies for getting family members on board and for allaying friends' concerns about your food choices with evidence-based nutrition information. Take advantage of shopping tips, pantry lists, menu plans, and more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, with contributions from plant-based leaders including Ann Crile Esselstyn, Cathy Fisher, Chef AJ, Craig Cochran, Chef Del Sroufe, Jeff Novick RD, Julieanna Hever MS RD CPT, Kathy Pollard MS, Kris Carr, Matthew Kenney, Matthew Lederman, MD, Micah Risk, Priscilla Timberlake and Lewis Freedman RD, Robby Barbaro, and Susan Benigas. If your goal is a healthier, more energized-exuberant-life, make this book your personal GPS. The journey will be more satisfying than you ever imagined.

A seaside Christmas [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Woods, Sherryl.
1 online resource
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods takes you back to Chesapeake Shores for another heartwarming holiday season As the only child of a single mom, Jenny Collins wanted nothing more than to be part of a large, rambunctious family like the O'Briens. Ironically, though, when her mother married into that family, Jenny found herself feeling more like an outsider than ever. Now, after years in Nashville as an established songwriter, Jenny's drawn back to Chesapeake Shores to collaborate on a Christmas production... and to make peace with the past. As if that's not challenging enough, Caleb Green, the singer who broke her heart, has followed her to town, determined to win her back. With the help of a little O'Brien holiday magic, will Jenny and Caleb find a way to make sweet music forever?

A seat by the hearth [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Clipston, Amy, author.
1 online resource
Priscilla Allgyer knows that the past can never fully be left behind. But can love lead her toward the promise of healing? Priscilla Allgyer left the community in hopes of escaping the expectations of Amish life. Now, years later, she is forced to return to the place she thought she'd left behind forever-along with her six-year-old son. Though once estranged from her family, Priscilla is welcomed by her mother, but her father is cold and strict. He allows Priscilla to stay with them provided she dresses plainly, confesses her sins, and agrees to marry within the community. Once again, she feels suffocated, trapped, and alone. As Priscilla reluctantly completes her shunning, she catches the eye of Mark Riehl, a farmer with a playboy reputation. Wary of Mark, Priscilla barely gives him the time of day-while Mark, unused to being ignored by the women of Bird-in-Hand, won't give up the pursuit of her friendship. Priscilla desperately needs a friend in Mark, even if she doesn't realize it-and after Priscilla's father and the bishop catch her and Mark in a compromising situation, the two are compelled to enter an awkward, unexpected engagement. After Priscilla and Mark marry and live as friends, affection quietly grows between them-but Priscilla struggles to open her heart and reveal the painful secrets of her past. As Mark works to earn her good faith, can they both learn the hard lessons of love and trust? And can two friends discover a happiness that only God himself could have designed? The third book in the Amish Homestead series, A Seat by the Hearth invites us back to the Lancaster community where friendships are forged and love overcomes all.

A sparkle of silver [electronic resource].

January 22, 2019
Johnson, Liz, 1981- author.
1 online resource
Ninety years ago, Millie Sullivan's great-grandmother was a guest at oil tycoon Howard Dawkins' palatial estate on the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Now, Millie plays a 1920s-era guest during tours of the same manor. But when her grandmother suggests that there is a lost diary containing the location of a hidden treasure on the estate, along with the true identity of Millie's great-grandfather, Millie sets out to find the truth of her heritage--and the fortune that might be hers. When security guard Ben Thornton discovers her snooping in the estate's private library, he threatens to have her fired. But her story seems almost too ludicrous to be fiction, and her offer to split the treasure is too tempting to pass up . . . Get ready for a romantic escapade through dark halls and dusty corners that will have you holding your breath and sighing with delight as two charming characters get caught up in the adventure of uncovering the past and finding their way to an unexpected future.

A Virgin River Christmas [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Carr, Robyn.
1 online resource
Return to Virgin River for the holidays in this uplifting tale from the beloved series by New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr. Last Christmas Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband, Bobby. This Christmas she's come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life and gave her three more years to love him. Fellow marine Ian Buchanan dragged Bobby's shattered body onto a medical transport in Fallujah four years ago, then disappeared as soon as their unit arrived stateside. Since then, Marcie's letters to Ian have gone unanswered. Marcie tracks Ian to the tiny mountain town of Virgin River and finds a man as wounded emotionally as Bobby was physically. But she is not easily scared off. As Marcie pushes her way into his rugged and reclusive life, she discovers a sweet but damaged soul beneath a rough exterior. Ian doesn't know what to make of the determined young widow who forces him to look into the painful past and, what's worse, the uncertain future. But it is, after all, a season of miracles and maybe, just maybe, it's time to banish the ghosts and open his heart.Originally published in 2008

Adult time [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Kirkman, Rick, author, illustrator.
1 online resource
From the dark days of sleep deprivation to the cacophony of a tri-kid family, Baby Blues reveals the true dark underbelly of parenting to the delight of newspaper readers everywhere. Like a comic epidural, or butt cream on a raging diaper rash, this comic strip has helped take some of the sting out of parenting for countless parents around the world. Baby Blues transcends the comic page by fusing the award-winning imaginations of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott with familiar family life. Kirkman and Scott intuitively balance the humorous with the poignant through relatable and sometimes all-too-familiar parenting scenes.

Adventures in memory : the science and secrets of remembering and forgetting [electronic resource].

January 22, 2019
Østby, Hilde, 1975- author.
1 online resource
A novelist and a neuroscientist uncover the secrets of human memory. What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory? With playfulness and intelligence, Adventures in Memory answers these questions and more, offering an illuminating look at one of our most fascinating faculties. The authors-two Norwegian sisters, one a neuropsychologist and the other an acclaimed writer-skillfully interweave history, research, and exceptional personal stories, taking readers on a captivating exploration of the evolving understanding of the science of memory from the Renaissance discovery of the hippocampus-named after the seahorse it resembles-up to the present day. Mixing metaphor with meta-analysis, they embark on an incredible journey: "diving for seahorses" for a memory experiment in Oslo fjord, racing taxis through London, and "time-traveling" to the future to reveal thought-provoking insights into remembering and forgetting. Along the way they interview experts of all stripes, from the world's top neuroscientists to famous novelists, to help explain how memory works, why it sometimes fails, and what we can do to improve it. Filled with cutting-edge research and nimble storytelling, the result is a charming-and memorable-adventure through human memory.

After the fire [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Hill, Will, 1979- author.
1 online resource
The things I've seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade. Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything-and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences. But there are lies behind Father John's words. Outside, there are different truths. Then came the fire.

All I want for christmas is a duke [electronic resource].

January 22, 2019
1 online resource
The holidays are a time for dining, dancing, and of course-dukes! Celebrate the Christmas season with this enchanting collection of historical romances featuring the most eligible bachelors of the tonі A childish prank may have reunited the Duke of Hollingsworth with his estranged wife, but only the magic of Christmas will show this couple 'tis the season of second chancesі Sophie Kinsley planned to remain a wallflower at the Duke of Hollyshire's ball. Yet when a dance with him leads to a stolen kiss, will the duke be willing to let her go? Or will Sophie's Christmas wish be granted at last? To the Duke of Vale, science solves everything-even marriage. When the impulsive Ivy Sutherland makes him question all of his data, he realizes that he's overlooked a vital component in his search for the perfect match: love. Patience Markham never forgot the fateful dance she had with the future Duke of Kingsbury. But when a twist of fate brings them together for Christmas Eve, will the stars finally align in their favor?

America for beginners [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Franqui, Leah, author.
1 online resource
Recalling contemporary classics such as Americanah, Behold the Dreamers, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a funny, poignant, and insightful debut novel that explores the complexities of family, immigration, prejudice, and the American Dream through meaningful and unlikely friendships forged in unusual circumstances. Pival Sengupta has done something she never expected: she has booked a trip with the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company. But unlike other upper-class Indians on a foreign holiday, the recently widowed Pival is not interested in sightseeing. She is traveling thousands of miles from Kolkata to New York on a cross-country journey to California, where she hopes to uncover the truth about her beloved son, Rahi. A year ago Rahi devastated his very traditional parents when he told them he was gay. Then, Pival's husband, Ram, told her that their son had died suddenly-heartbreaking news she still refuses to accept. Now, with Ram gone, she is going to America to find Rahi, alive and whole or dead and gone, and come to terms with her own life. Arriving in New York, the tour proves to be more complicated than anticipated. Planned by the company's indefatigable owner, Ronnie Munshi-a hard-working immigrant and entrepreneur hungry for his own taste of the American dream-it is a work of haphazard improvisation. Pival's guide is the company's new hire, the guileless and wonderfully resourceful Satya, who has been in America for one year-and has never actually left the five boroughs. For modesty's sake Pival and Satya will be accompanied by Rebecca Elliot, an aspiring young actress. Eager for a paying gig, she's along for the ride, because how hard can a two-week "working" vacation traveling across America be? Slowly making her way from coast to coast with her unlikely companions, Pival finds that her understanding of her son-and her hopes of a reunion with him-are challenged by her growing knowledge of his adoptive country. As the bonds between this odd trio deepens, Pival, Satya, and Rebecca learn to see America-and themselves-in different and profound new ways. A bittersweet and bighearted tale of forgiveness, hope, and acceptance, America for Beginners illuminates the unexpected enchantments life can hold, and reminds us that our most precious connections aren't always the ones we seek.

An Amish Homecoming : Four Stories [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Clipston, Amy, author.
1 online resource
Four brand new Amish stories of coming home. No Place Like Home by Amy Clipston Estranged daughter Eva Dienner has been staying with her in-laws since her husband was killed in a fire, but now she wants her son to meet his maternal grandparents. Upon her return, Eva finds that the man her parents always intended for her is living in their daadihaus and running the dairy farm for them for free, despite her suspicions of him taking advantage of her family. Eva knows she should put the past behind her, but is she ready to move into the future? When Love Returns by Beth Wiseman Hurricane Harvey forces Sarah Zook to return to the home she fled six years ago when she couldn't face her stern parents' reaction to her unplanned pregnancy. Upon her return, Abram King can think of nothing but the pain she caused him-until he meets Sarah's daughter and realizes that he never really stopped loving Sarah. Sarah and Abram must find a way to face the truth of their past so they can rekindle their first love. The Courage to Love by Shelley Shepard Gray After the death of her Englisch husband, Irene Keim seeks a fresh start by staying with her new friends Mary Ruth and Henry Wengerd in exchange for helping them around the house. But when Mary Ruth and Henry's son Marcus comes around, he isn't pleased with the woman they've taken in and is determined to push her out. Misunderstandings abound, but both Irene and Marcus learn that people aren't always what they seem. What Love Built by Kathleen Fuller Independent and headstrong, Carolyn is determined to forge ahead with the opening of her bakery, a lifelong dream, in the Birch Creek home she left ten years ago. But she's in over her head and needs help with the cleaning, shopping, and deliveries. Carpenter Atlee Shetler is visiting Birch Creek to escape the memories of his late wife. He takes a job renovating the new bakery and finds the project-and its owner-to be much more than he bargained for. Both Carolyn and Atlee must face pains of the past if they want to have the bright future God has planned for them.

An Amish winter : three novellas [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
1 online resource
Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston - Down on their luck and desperate after being evicted from their small apartment, Chace and Mia O'Conner reluctantly take Chace's Amish boss up on his offer to rent them the daadi haus located on his property. They are certain they will never feel at home in the rustic cabin without any modern conveniences, and they start to blame each other for their seemingly hopeless situation. But with the help of their new Amish friends, Chace and Mia begin to enjoy their cozy cabin and realize that home really is where the heart is. A Christmas Visitor by Kelly Irvin - Frannie Mast knows her parents have good intentions when they send her back to Bee County, Texas, to live with her aunt and her aunt's new husband Mordecai. After all, Frannie knows nothing can come of a relationship with Rocky, the handsome Englisch farm boy back in Missouri. But all bets are off when Rocky follows Frannie to Texas to plead his case. When Winter Comes by Barbara Cameron - It's been too long since Rebecca put on her skates and flew across the ice. Five years have passed since a winter accident took her twin Lizzie and left Rebecca heartbroken. Ben has waited for her all that time, and at last she's starting to heal. But has too much time passed for their hearts to reconnect?

An unexpected Christmas [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Richard, Shannon.
1 online resource
BAH-FREAKING-HUMBUG! Adele James's favorite time of year has always been Christmas, but this year she's in no mood for the holiday season. Thanks to her famous A-list actor boyfriend cheating on her! Now that her photo is splashed all over TV, the internet, and tabloids her number one goal is to get away. She heads to her family's cabin to be alone, but there's another occupant when she arrives: none other than the frustratingly sexy Jace Kilpatrickі the man she's been avoiding falling in love with for the past six years. Jace Kilpatrick has never been the biggest holiday guy, and after three months of the NHL being on lockout, celebrating is low on his priority list. Getting the keys to his best friend's family cabin was supposed to be about being alone. But those plans are foiled by Adele James who brings the mother of all snowstorms with her. Adele is gorgeous, funny, and fiery, but she's also his best friend's sister, aka, completely off limits. But when the cabin loses power in the middle of the storm, Jace forgets the rules and spends the Christmas days and nights with Adele wrapped in his arms. Once the snow thaws, they'll call things off, no harm, no foulі if they can agree to keep their hearts out of the equation.

Angel's peak [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Carr, Robyn.
1 online resource
Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all... Four years ago, air force sweethearts Franci Duncan and Sean Riordan reached an impasse. She wanted marriage and a family. He didn't. But a chance meeting proves that the bitter breakup hasn't cooled their sizzling chemistry. Sean has settled down in spite of himself - he's not the cocky young fighter pilot he was when Franci left, and he wants them to try again. After all, they have a history... but that's not all they share. Franci's secret reason for walking away when Sean refused to commit is now three and a half: a redheaded cherub named Rosie who shares her daddy's emerald-green eyes. Sean is stunned - and furious with Franci for the deception. News travels fast in Virgin River, and soon the whole town is taking sides. Rebuilding their trust could take a small miracle - and the kind of love that can move mountains.

Angels : what the Bible really says about God's heavenly host [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Heiser, Michael S., author.
1 online resource
What does the Bible really tell us about the heavenly host? Everyone knows that angels have wings, usually carry harps, and that each of us has our own personal guardian angel, right? We all have some preconceptions about angels from movies, television shows, and other media, but you might be surprised to know that a lot of those notions aren't based on anything from the Bible. If you read Luke 1:26-38 and imagine the angel Gabriel standing before Mary with neatly folded white wings, you're not getting that picture from anything the Bible itself says. What the Bible really says about angels is overlooked or filtered through popular myths. This book was written to help change that. It's a book about the loyal members of God's heavenly host, and while most people associate them with the word "angel," that's just one of many terms the Bible uses for supernatural beings. In The Unseen Realm Michael Heiser opened the eyes of thousands to seeing the Bible through the supernatural worldview of the ancient world it was written in. In his latest book, Angels, Dr. Heiser reveals what the Bible really says about God's supernatural servants. Heiser focuses on loyal, holy heavenly beings because the Bible has a lot more to say about them than most people suspect. Most people presume all there is to know about angels is what has been passed on in Christian tradition, but in reality, that tradition is quite incomplete and often inaccurate. Angels is not guided by traditions, stories, speculations, or myths about angels. Heiser's study is grounded in the terms the Bible itself uses to describe members of God's heavenly host; he examines the terms in their biblical context while drawing on insights from the wider context of the ancient Near Eastern world. The Bible's view on heavenly beings begins with Old Testament terms but then moves into literature from the Second Temple period-Jewish writings from around the fifth century BC to the first century AD. This literature from the time between the Old Testament and the New Testament influenced the New Testament writers in significant ways. With that important background established, the book focuses on what the New Testament tells us about God's holy ones. Finally, the book reflects on common misconceptions about angels and addresses why the topic is still important and relevant for Christians today.

At the Heart of Christmas [electronic resource].

January 22, 2019
Monroe, Jill.
1 online resource
Hiring him could be her best idea. Or her worst mistake. Quinn has inherited the farm and workshop that once housed the famous Hardwick Ornament Company. She invests everything in reopening her family's business and hires glass artist Nolan Vesser, whose family used to design ornaments for hers, to work his creative magic. After an accident burned Nolan's studio to the ground, he thought he'd lost everything. But when he looked in his safety deposit box for his renter's insurance, he came across an overlooked piece of paper that changed everything. As Nolan spends time with Quinn, she sparks his artistic inspiration. But when she learns about his secret, can their new romance survive? This heartwarming holiday romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Cranberry Walnut Bread With Orange Glaze.

Bad habit : Bad in Baltimore Series, Book 6 [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Mitchell, K. A., author.
1 online resource
Life is always looking for ways to screw you over. Scott McDermott survived the foster care system and knows better than to let anyone close, but Liam Walsh is his one vulnerability. Twice Scott let down his guard, and twice Liam vanished from Scott's life. So when Scott comes face-to-face with Liam for the first time in six years, he punches Liam in the nose. Only after Scott's friend-and Baltimore County police officer-Jamie reads him the riot act does Scott discover that in the intervening years Liam has been to war and lost his leg. Liam hasn't had the easiest life either. He took care of his drug-addicted mom when she was unable to take care of herself. He's fallen in love with Scott twice, but when Liam saw Scott going down the same path as his mother, he left. The lesson that he can't save everyone has been a painful one for Liam to learn. Maybe what he and Scott had can't ever be fixed. Scott and Liam have never fallen out of love-which becomes obvious when they start working together-but what will make this time any different from all the others? Will the third time really be a charm?

Bare minimum parenting : the ultimate guide to not quite ruining your child [electronic resource]

January 22, 2019
Breakwell, James, author.
1 online resource
This isn't a book about overachieving at parenting. This isn't even a book about achieving exactly the right amount. This is a book about doing as little as possible without quite ruining your child. Overachieving parents want you to believe the harder you work, the better your kid will turn out. That lie ends now. The truth is most kids end up remarkably unremarkable no matter what you do, so you might as well achieve mediocrity by the easiest possible route. The goal of "bare minimum parenting" is to turn your child into a functional adult with only a fraction of the effort spent by super moms and dads. If you do it right, your kid will be no better or worse off than their kids, but with more free time left for you. That's more valuable than all the participation trophies in the world. In Bare Minimum Parenting, amateur parenting expert James Breakwell will teach you to stop worrying and embrace your child's destiny as devastatingly average. To get there, you'll have to overcome your kid, other parents, and yourself, all of whom will push you to do more than is absolutely necessary. Honestly, by reading this far, you're already trying too hard. But don't stop now. You're exactly the kind of person who needs this book.

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