Heaven may not be what you imagine. Jake and Mimi are dead and riddled with guilt. They play matchmaker for their spouses on Earth with the help Marcel, a disgraced priest. A May/December romance blossoms for Samantha and Syd on Earth until fate steps in.
How about discovering a secret engagement to her father's enemy's son?Rayne Kennedy thinks her life is ruined when during the reading of her father's will, she discovers she'd been secretly matched to Calvin Gates... and in order to get her ...
Author: Marie Higgins
What's worse than not getting an inheritance? How about discovering a secret engagement to her father's enemy's son?Rayne Kennedy thinks her life is ruined when during the reading of her father's will, she discovers she'd been secretly matched to Calvin Gates... and in order to get her inheritance, she must marry him and stay married for one whole year. Now she must put her own pending nuptials on hold. No matter how difficult it is, she must resist Calvin's dreamy eyes and charming smile and remember the kind of life she really wants.Attorney-at-Law, Calvin Gates has tried unsuccessfully to get out of the twenty-year-old contract his insane father signed with Rayne Kennedy's father. As an obedient son who wants his part of the inheritance, Calvin will follow the contract and marry the very attractive Rayne Kennedy even though she's adamant that their marriage is in name only. But he can't forget the passionate kiss they shared when they first met, and as he gets to know her better, he suddenly wants to be her husband for the rest of their lives.Calvin longs to discover what true love is all about, but is Rayne ready for the same challenge?
Can Jeremiah find a way to break through the shell that is protecting her heart as they are suddenly hopefully matched together.These standalone stories are sweet, clean romances designed to whisk you away.
Author: Ginny Sterling
Married at the brink of the Civil War, young Ava Buchannan dutifully bids farewell to her new husband as any proper southern woman would. The problem is she never dreamed that it would be the last time she ever saw him. In her heart, she knew she should wait for his return, yet her mind told her differently. In the seven years that have passed since her marriage, she's seen other women move forward with their lives. Yet she is trapped maintaining the family business of undertaker for the town of Maypearl, Texas. Seeing so much death, having no prospects of happiness, and a squeamish constitution were all taking their toll on her... until hope arrived in the form of a letter.Desperate for a fresh start after the war, Jeremiah Ellington responded to an ad in the paper for a job. His home had been razed, his family gone, and he had only the items on his back to begin his life again. When he received a response to the ad for an assistant to the town's undertaker, it seemed to be a perfect solution for a former surgeon in the army. One look at the lovely undertaker and his dead heart came alive. Jeremiah would do anything to have Ava in his life, including making her forget her long lost husband. Can Ava let down her guard enough to begin to enjoy the life around her? Can Jeremiah find a way to break through the shell that is protecting her heart as they are suddenly hopefully matched together.These standalone stories are sweet, clean romances designed to whisk you away. Not every man has six-pack abs, nor every woman the model of femininity, but everyone needs someone. We believe in building a world that begins at the very core of what makes romance stories work - faith, hope, and love. Now it's your turn to find love. Set your imagination and heart free with us. The next happily- ever-after is at your fingertips, just waiting to be told...
Author: Match Made In HeavenPublish On: 2019-07-29
Jett Masterson wasn't looking for love, but it slapped him in the face when he first held his father's secretary in his arms.
Author: Match Made In Heaven
Jett Masterson wasn't looking for love, but it slapped him in the face when he first held his father's secretary in his arms. After thinking of her as his friend for three years, why were his thoughts suddenly moving in a different direction? What surprised him more was that he liked thinking of her as a woman instead of one of his pals. Unfortunately, there was one important rule when working as Vice President of his father's oil company. No dating co-workers!There was only one major drawback to being a rich man's secretary... Samantha Hathaway could not fall in love with the Oil Tycoon's son, Jett Masterson. At least she knew how to hide her feelings around him. As long as he never knew how she really felt, she could continue to be his friend. But all it took was one dance under the night stars, and one passionate kiss at a masquerade party to mess up her whole world.
At least her face and knee matched. “Are you all right?" Lucy stared at Cam,
wondrously, as he approached her, ... Why was this so hard? “What?" Cam
shrugged helplessly “Why would I what?" Lucy licked 219 A Match Made in Heaven.
Author: Shari Macdonald
The Salinger Sisters Series spins the tales of four sisters who find love–in spite of themselves. The love–and laughs–began in Love on the Run and continue in Book Two, A Match Made in Heaven. Lucy Salinger has always been brilliant at making matches–for everyone else. But though she is owner and leading “matchmaker” at one of the most prestigious dating services in Los Angeles, Lucy finds herself withdrawing from every man who might be interested in dating her. Then handsome and successful behavioral psychologist Dr. Campbell Howard comes into her office…and Lucy proceeds to set him up on the most disastrous dates in dating history! Is Lucy just losing her touch? Or is she, on a subconscious level, choosing women she knows aren’t right for Cam…just so she can save him for herself? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Match Made In HeavenPublish On: 2019-06-06
If he regains his full memory, where will their rekindled spark of attraction lead them?Match Made in Heaven.These standalone stories are sweet, clean romances designed to whisk you away.
Author: Match Made In Heaven
Lady Adeline Kentwood is ready to put the past to rest now that it's been a year since her husband died. But in order for her to finally feel free, she must confront the man who had stolen her heart and then stomped on it. Unfortunately, seeing him after all this time only opened past wounds that she wanted to forget. Can she forgive him for his past transgressions so she can help the man she both loathes and loves?Lord Hanover, Collin Dorsey, recently inherited a new title. That title brings him back into contact with the woman he's never stop loving, but the one who now hates him. When he's viciously attacked near her home, he awakens with no memory of who she is. Yet, his heart tells him that the heartbroken woman who lives in his manor is the one who holds his heart. If he regains his full memory, where will their rekindled spark of attraction lead them?Match Made in Heaven.These standalone stories are sweet, clean romances designed to whisk you away. Not every man has six-pack abs, nor every woman the model of femininity, but everyone needs someone. We believe in building a world that begins at the very core of what makes romance stories work - faith, hope, and love. Now it's your turn to find love. Set your imagination and heart free with us. The next happily- ever-after is at your fingertips, just waiting to be told...
Author: Match Made In HeavenPublish On: 2019-06-04
What's an heiress' to do when her betrothed dies suddenly? Ask her aunt, who is the premier matchmaker in all of the West, to discreetly match her with a new suitor. What could go wrong?Edwin (Ed) Clarke is aimless.
Author: Match Made In Heaven
What's an heiress' to do when her betrothed dies suddenly? Ask her aunt, who is the premier matchmaker in all of London, to discreetly match her with a new suitor. What could go wrong?Lord Edwin Clarke is aimless. A fault his father insists upon correcting by way of a wife of substance, financial that is. Though Edwin stands to inherit an earldom, the title has power in name only. The family coffers have been secretly depleted by his mother's outrageous spending habits. A rich heiress can solve all their problems, but how does a gentleman go about finding one? Julia Bennett's life is perfect, enjoying the spoils of being a darling of London society. She's an heiress with a handsome fiancé, set to marry within weeks. When tragedy strikes, however, her future crumbles around her, forcing Julia to make new plans. With her father's imminent death looming, Julia must find a new man to marry in order to inherit. She is forced to turn to her aunt, the premier London matchmaker.Can Edwin find his way to be the man Julia needs? Can Julia find her way to open her heart after her loss? And will the two of them agree to marry before the clock runs out for both of them?
The girl was nineteen, educated, good at embroidery, and pretty; and their Eight
Characters matched. “A match made in heaven!” the matchmaker gushed. An
auspicious date was picked, and very soon, all was ready for the wedding, except
Author: Boey Kim Cheng
Publisher: Epigram Books
For Emperor and Country, or Love and Family? Zimei (子美) is faced with a bleak future. Despite his great potential and hailing from an illustrious lineage, he serves his Emperor as a lowly Tang Dynasty official, having failed the Imperial Examinations twice. He sets out on a lifelong journey, seeking out first hermits and sages, then peace and home while documenting in verse the sufferings unleashed by civil war, sealing a friendship with the infamous Li Bai that will leave a remarkable legacy to Chinese literature. Zimei's story is the life of Du Fu (杜甫, 712-770), China’s first poet-historian and the nation’s greatest poet, reimagined in this epic debut novel by multi-award-winning author Boey Kim Cheng.
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Author: Andrew Watt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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He directly declared, “Once the numbers cannot be matched, categories can be”.
Whether matching numbers or categories, they both aimed at matching Heaven.
434 That is to say, Dong grasped the reasonable quantity and analogous quality
Author: Li Zonggui
Publisher: Chartridge Books Oxford
This book discusses contemporary Chinese philosophy. It is the is the outcome of the author's own twenty year-long studies on the relationship between modernization and Chinese culture from the perspective of cultural reconstruction and philosophical reflection. The book highlights the author's opinions and research outcomes. Part I Culture 1 1 The Basic Spirit of Ancient Chinese Culture I. Schools of thought on the basic spirit of ancient Chinese culture II. The cultural spirit with humanism as its core 2 Types and Characteristics of Chinese Culture I. The culture of ethical politics that seeks good governance II. Characteristics of the studies of ancient Chinese culture 3 Thinkers and Cultural Traditions I. Thinkers and connotations of cultural traditions II. The major cultural tradition promoted by thinkers III. The main approaches taken by the thinkers to shaping cultural traditions IV. The relationship between thinkers and the cultural traditions V. Absorbing historic resources and reconstructing the cultural traditions 4 The Study of Ancient Chinese Culture and the Spirit of the Times I. The connotation, content and scope of studies of ancient Chinese culture II. The essence of the debate about ancient Chinese culture is how to achieve China’s modernization III. The interaction between ancient Chinese culture and the spirit of the times 5 Ancient Chinese Culture and the Chinese Spiritual Homeland I. What is the spiritual homeland? Anient Chinese culture III. Constructing the Chinese spiritual homeland 6 Traditional Chinese Thought on Humanism I. The indomitable spirit of observing the Way II. The ideal of worshipping the mean and valuing harmony III. The consciousness of tolerance of "cultural China" IV. The conservative and innovative consciousness of evolution V. The pursuit of morality and justice VI. The function of traditional Chinese humanism 7 Issues of the Chinese Culture and the Chinese Spirit I. The connotation and function of cultural spirit and national spirit II. The relationship between Chinese culture and the Chinese spirit III. The innovative study of the spirit of Chinese culture IV. The human spirit, cultural spirit and national spirit 8 The Developmental Direction of Chinese Culture and the Self-improvement of National Spirit: The Efforts of Chinese Cultural Modernization from the Perspective of Three "Cultural Declarations" I. The main content and the value themes of the three "Cultural Declarations" II. The value of the modern neo-Confucian "Cultural Declaration" III. The similarities and differences of the three "Cultural Declarations" IV. The enlightenment of the three "Cultural Declarations" for developmental directions of Chinese culture 9 Cultural Criticism and the Value Reconstruction: A prospective look at the future of Chinese culture I. Cultural critique, values reconstruction and civilization renaissance II. The cultural criticism and value reconstruction in the course of modern history III. The modern spiritual direction of reconstructing the values 10 National Cultural Qualities and Rebuilding the Humanistic Spirit I. The quality of national culture is a diverse and open system II. The value orientations of the human spirit III. The relationship between the cultural qualities of the nation and the spirit of humanity IV. How to rebuild the human spirit V. The main contents of the new humanistic spirit vi Between Tradition and Modernity 11 Economic Globalization and the Construction of National Culture I. Economic globalization cannot counteract cultural nationality II. A rational view of nationalism III. Adhering to and enhancing the cultural nationality 12 Cultural Globalization and Cultural Construction in Contemporary China I. "Cultural globalization" is a factual judgment II. Cultural globalization is subordinate to cultural diversity Part II Philosophy 13 Confucian Cultural Tradition and National Cohesion I. The specifi c meaning of the traditional Confucian culture and its spiritual values II. The cultural connotation of Chinese national cohesion and modern values III. The relationship between tradition of Confucian culture and Chinese national cohesion 14 Confucian Culture and the Construction of a Contemporary Humanistic Spirit I. A rational pursuit of Confucian culture II. The practical needs of contemporary culture building III. The positive value of Confucian culture and the construction of contemporary humanistic spirit 15 Approaches to Promoting Economic Development through Confucian Culture I. Dual roles of Confucian culture in economic development II. A practical approach to promoting economic development through Confucian culture 16 Modernization and Marginalization of Confucianism I. The origin and connotation of modernization and marginalization of Confucianism II. On the modernization of Confucianism III. On the marginalization of Confucianism IV. The tension between the modernization and marginalization of Confucianism 17 Confucianism and Schools of Thoughts in Modern China. I. Tripartite situation of culture: Conservatives, reformists and revolutionaries II. Academic schools of thought: Marxism, Western schools and Neo-Confucianism III. Approaches to cultural reconstruction: Seeking gradual improvement through radical means IV. The contemporary fate of Confucianism 18 Formation of Ruling by Rites in the Han dynasty and its Ideological Features I. The embryonic stage of ruling by rites: The establishment of the country by the Emperor Gaozu of Han to the period of Emperors Wendi and Jingdi of the Han dynasty II. The establishment stage of ruling by rites: the periods from Emperor Wudi to Emperors Zhaodi and Xuandi of the Han dynasty III. The mature stages: During the period of Emperor Zhangdi of the Eastern Han dynasty IV. The ideological characteristics of the Han dynasty 19 The Political Philosophy of Dong Zhongshu I. The political theory of benevolent governance with morality given priority over penalty II. The theory of the historical cycle of three unities III. The theory of political order of "Heaven changeth not, likewise the Way changeth not" 20 Dong Zhongshu’s Thought on Heaven and Man and its Signifi cance in Cultural History I. The theory of mutual interaction between Heaven and humanity II. The theory of harmony between man and nature III. The theory of the unity of nature and mankind with the ruler in the center IV. The signifi cance of Dong Zhongshu’s theory of nature and mankind in cultural history 21 Dong Zhongshu’s Way of Thinking I. The integrated logical approach of analogy and alignment II. The holistic, intuitive and experiential way of thinking III. The reform principles of respecting Heaven and the practice of the ancient times viii Between Tradition and Modernity 22 The Cultural Interpretation of Dong Zhongshu’s ideal I. The great aspiration and noble ideal of the unity of the country II. The pursuit of harmony and fairness III. The strategic vision of long-term stability 23 The Confucian Orientation and Characteristics of the New School in Kang Youwei’s "On Dong Zhongshu’s Study of Spring-Autumn" I. The structure of On Dong Zhongshu’s Study of Spring-Autumn 330 II. The content and themes of "On Dong Zhongshu’s Study of Spring-Autumn" III. "On Dong Zhongshu’s Study of Spring-Autumn" and the Reformation Movement IV. The Guangdong fl avor of "On Dong Zhongshu’s Study of Spring-Autumn" 24 Challenges and Issues of Developing Contemporary Neo-Confucianism I. The dilemma between openness and conservatism II. The gap between the ambition of reviving Confucianism and the desolate reality of the Confucian school III. The confl ict between the traditional values and norms of "Back to Basics" and the modern concept of openness IV. The divorce between the spirit of criticism and the consciousness of self-refl ection V. The paradox between the intentions of modernizing Confucianism and the reality of its marginalization VI. The total lack of an ideal carrier of Confucian values and ideals 25 A Close Examination of the Study of Chinese Philosophy in the 20th Century and a Prospective Look at its Development in the New Century I. The fi rst half of the twentieth century II. The second half of the twentieth century III. Achievements and shortcomings in the century IV. A look into the new century The Postscript of the English version
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coatlike garment that matched her lilac walking dress . It was in the latest style ,
trimmed with heavy ornamental black braid , and Annie assured her she ' d never
The natural woman in her wanted Drake ' s kiss . The rational woman knew it
shouldn ' t happen . She lowered her hand from his strong , firm mouth , down to
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Many great hymns, still sung regularly, are based on the assumption that heaven
is above us. ... If we were to attempt to articulate a theology of heaven that matched the biblical tradition in this respect – but which acknowledged our own ...
Author: Paula Gooder
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Heaven is one of those great mysteries that somehow symbolize what we don't know about ourselves and the world around us. At the same time it lifts our vision from the mundane realities of our everyday lives and reminds us that beyond the daily grind of our existence there is another, unseen reality. A reality that is as real--if not more so--than our everyday lives. Heaven suggests an answer to the familiar human feeling that there must be more than this, and prompts us to wonder whether there is indeed more in heaven and earth than can be dreamt of in all our philosophies. -Paula Gooder, from the Introduction
I have no courage to brave Heaven, only the ravings of an imaginary hero in
Bedlam. I can scarce hold up my head or move ... If womankind be capable of
such things then we are matched by heaven. Transposed this enthusiastic vein
into a ...
Author: Donald Smith
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
The six months that Robert Burns spent in Edinburgh, between the Aryshire years and the short-lived maturity in Dumfries, were an intense time in the life of a poet who became a Scottish hero. Burns is an icon, but he is a flawed one. The great bard was fond of drink, women and over familiar with Edinburgh's underworld. He was often conflicted with crippling self-doubt about his talents and bitter about his place in society.Duringhis short time in Edinburgh, Burns had dealings with the infamous Deacon Brodie; was struck by inspiration and failed by his muse; and, fell in love with two unavailable women and bedded many more than that. While never straying from accepted Burns' history, this remarkable novel imagines the life of Burns' in those months to discover the flesh and blood man behind the legend.BACK COVERAmong the dirt and smoke of 18th century Edinburgh, the great poet ponders his next move. Frustrated with the Edinburgh literati and the tight purse of his publisher, Burns finds distraction in the capital's dark underbelly.Midnight assignations with working girls and bawdy rhymes for his tavern friends are interupted when he is unexpectedly called to a mysterious meeting with a dangerous man. But then Burns falls in love, perhaps the only real love in a lifetime of casual romances, with beautiful Nancy, the inspiration for 'Ae Fond Kiss'.Donald Smith has woven the real life love affair of Nancy and Burns into a tantalising tale of passion and betrayal, binding historical fact and fiction together to create an intimate portrait of Burns the man.
Author: Match Made in HeavenPublish On: 2018-12-27
Find out in international bestselling author, Jenna Brandt's book, Royally Matched, in the Match Made in Heaven series.Match Made in Heaven.These standalone stories are sweet, clean romances designed to whisk you away.
Author: Match Made in Heaven
Publisher: Independently Published
Liliana is trying to escape the stuffy royal world while Maxwell is trying to escape his responsibilities as the Crown Prince. What happens when these childhood sweethearts are forced into an arranged marriage?Maxwell Gerard Beaumont Is the Crown Prince of Triola. All his life, he's been told how one day he will inherit the throne and have to be an example for his people. But Maxwell doesn't want to the pressure of the life he was destined for, and decides he would rather spend his days partying on his family's private island or super-yacht. But when the paparazzi catches him carousing with a trouble-making pop star, his parents demand he return home to Triola. They insist Maxwell commit to taking on his responsibilities as a crown prince, including accepting an arranged marriage to a woman of their choosing, a woman he remembers from his youth but wants nothing to do with now that their adults. If he refuses their ultimatum, he will be cut off from the money, the influence, and his family.Lady Liliana Lockhart grew up in the royal world of Triola, but once she was able to escape the constricting lifestyle, she did. Now, she spends her time volunteering at orphanages in Asia or being an ambassador for the UN. All of that changes when she is summoned home. Upon her arrival, her father informs her that she is to marry the crown prince of Triola in order to secure her future. Liliana scoffs at the idea, explaining that arranged marriages are a relic of the past, yet secretly she wonders what it would be like to marry the man she shared her first kiss with eight years ago.Can these two vastly different people find a way back to the first love they shared when they were teens? Can Maxwell let go of his bad boy bachelor lifestyle to make room for true love? Can Liliana forgive his indiscretions and see past his facade to his heart of gold? And will they find a way to make their relationship work in order to secure the future of Triola? Find out in international bestselling author, Jenna Brandt's book, Royally Matched, in the Match Made in Heaven series.Match Made in Heaven.These standalone stories are sweet, clean romances designed to whisk you away. Not every man has six-pack abs, nor every woman the model of femininity, but everyone needs someone. We believe in building a world that begins at the very core of what makes romance stories work - faith, hope, and love. Now it's your turn to find love. Set your imagination and heart free with us. The next happily- ever-after is at your fingertips, just waiting to be told...
I tell you those two were matched in heaven.” “Well what then?” “I suppose I get
to thinking. I wonder about Tommy.” Clare's heart jumped. “You'll know this
yourself in years to come—there's something about the eldest one, I don't know
what it ...
Author: Maeve Binchy
An emotional story of love, betrayal, friendship, and family from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy. David Power and Clare O'Brien both grew up dreaming of escape from the battered seaside town of Castlebay, Ireland, but they might as well have had the ocean between them. David is the cherished son of a prosperous doctor, while Clare lives with her large family behind their faltering store, longing for a moment of quiet to study. When they both go to university in Dublin—he as a matter of course, she on a hard-won scholarship—their worlds collide. They find freedom in each other—until the families, lovers, and secrets they left in Castlebay come back to haunt them... “Laughter and tears, it’s what Binchy does best.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review “The Castlebay Maeve Binchy creates is a marvelous place.”—The New York Times Book Review
Dumbo husband (one imagines this couple matched in Heaven) and perennial
hound dog John Reilly playing Amos (always mistaken for “Andy”) Hart agrees to
take the fall... till he discovers the truth. A snap-brimmed D.A. hustles Roxie off ...
Author: Alan Farrell
Category: Performing Arts
Film reviews from the pages of The Advocate by Alan F. Farrell. By special arrangement with the author, third and expanded edition. This is a collection of reviews written as durable and significant essays, not as newspaper fillers. They are artful and re-readable, funny and highly memorable social-cultural commentary, not plot-description and pro-Studio puff-pieces. Nominated for the 2006 Library of Virginia Literary Awards in Nonfiction
In height it matched heaven's crystal sphere, and made There, with its rocks,
alternate light and shade; Matched with the swift white courser of the sky,” Its
summit passed it in the contest by: The heaven beneath its peak of iron hue,
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summit passed it in the contest by : The heaven beneath its peak of iron hue ...