years , " Gordam Peldyrin predicted proudly from the head of the table , nodding and reaching over to pat his younger daughter's hand . “ And a great credit to this little minx of mine . " “ I believe it's the first wedding in your ...
Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Del Rey
Responding to dreams laced with images of frightful evil and a premonition that her sister is in danger, Kyra, a journeywoman wizard, returns to the family that had disowned her and faces a deadly foe. Original.
He'd just proposed marriage to a complete stranger. A stranger with a sorry tale, whose courage and strength of mind he admired, but he had met her only a couple of hours ago all the same. Yet it didn't seem to matter.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Open Road Media
New York Times–bestselling author: After a premonition of death, a young wizard-in-training attempts to stop her sister’s wedding. It’s normal for a young girl to be jealous of her sister’s impending wedding, and Kyra is jealous indeed. A plain looking young magic student whose incipient wizardly abilities have done nothing to attract the attentions of the boys of her town, she is not surprised to learn that her sister has caught the eye of one of the city’s wealthiest merchants. But she is alarmed by some of the signs that are coming up in her prognostication lessons. Water turns to blood, the death card haunts her tarot practice, and finally she has a specific vision: that her sister will die the day she takes her vows. Using every trick in her small magic arsenal, Kyra attempts to disrupt the wedding, going up against a force more powerful than any magic: an impatient bride. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
which the rabbi was free to hold the ceremony, we could hold our wedding there discreetly. For all the minimalism of our plan, I remember the dreamlike feeling as we made our way at sunset across the university campus to the site.
Author: George Prochnik
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Taking his lead from his subject, Gershom Scholem—the 20th century thinker who cracked open Jewish theology and history with a radical reading of Kabbalah—Prochnik combines biography and memoir to counter our contemporary political crisis with an original and urgent reimagining of the future of Israel. In Stranger in a Strange Land, Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the Cosmos, has been in eclipse in the United States. He vividly conjures Scholem’s upbringing in Berlin, and compellingly brings to life Scholem’s transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, the critic and philosopher. In doing so, he reveals how Scholem’s frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during the First World War led him to discover Judaism, Kabbalah, and finally Zionism, as potent counter-forces to Europe’s suicidal nationalism. Prochnik’s own years in the Holy Land in the 1990s brings him to question the stereotypical intellectual and theological constructs of Jerusalem, and to rediscover the city as a physical place, rife with the unruliness and fecundity of nature. Prochnik ultimately suggests that a new form of ecological pluralism must now inherit the historically energizing role once played by Kabbalah and Zionism in Jewish thought.
Ryan might have forgiven Paolo for his moment of weakness at their wedding, accepting Paolo's word that he was drunk and upset about his own marriage falling apart, believing Paolo's vow that it would never happen again, but Paolo would ...
Author: Penny Jordan
Re-read this classic romance STRANGER FROM THE PAST by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan Sybilla has no time to think about men—not after tycoon Gareth Seymour broke her heart. When Gareth suddenly returns Sybilla is thrown back in time, tormented by feelings ten years have failed to erase. But this alpha male is determined to wear down her defenses…and to claim her as his own forever! Originally published in 1993 And re-discover PROOF OF THEIR SIN by USA Today bestselling author Dani Collins Paolo Donatelli is ravaged with guilt at sleeping with his best friend's widow. Now Lauren is carrying his child. Only marriage will avoid scandal, except Lauren still bears scars from the first time she said “I do”. Can she trust powerful but guarded Paolo enough to reveal the truth? Originally published in 2013
Maybe he had fooled everyone, telling people he was her husband. He'd know that with her memory loss, she couldn't contradict him. What kind of man was he—taking advantage of a helpless girl? “Were my parents there. . .at the wedding?
Author: Carole Gift Page
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Marnie loved Jeff once, but can she remember how? A car accident has left Marnie Jordan with amnesia, and several years of her life are lost to her forever. Jeff, her husband of six months, is devastated by the fact that she doesn’t remember anything about him, their marriage, or their plans to become missionaries. Worse yet, she doesn’t even remember her relationship with the Lord. Despite Jeff’s devotion throughout her recovery, Marnie begs him for an annulment. Then his mother-in-law suggests the unimaginable—that he move out and begin courting his wife as if they had just met. Can Jeff win Marnie’s heart all over again? Or are their hopes and dreams gone forever, like Marnie’s memory?
Not for someone with whom I'd spent less than seventytwo hours. The wedding plans were in the final stages. Drew was the type of man I should marry. Ours would be exactly the kind of life my mother had envisioned for me.
Author: Laura Abbot
For Isabel and Sam Lambert it was love at first sight. And since that night, they've created a good life together. But when a stranger named Mark Taylor knocks on their door claiming to be Sam's son, Isabel is shocked to realize that her life might all be lies. Isabel wants answers from Sam, but he's retreated, leaving her to sort through all they've shared and decide what kind of future they have. Reconciling the past is one thing; moving on in the present is another. Can she trust him—and her love—enough to rebuild their relationship?
This argument was captured by mid-seventeenth century radicals who, for a few years, converted marriage into ... 'that he was married in a barn of his own at Barmeton . . . and that the marriage was made by a stranger with whom he was ...
Author: David Cressy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
From childbirth and baptism through to courtship, weddings, and funerals, every stage in the life-cycle of Tudor and Stuart England was accompanied by ritual. Even under the protestantism of the reformed Church, the spiritual and social dramas of birth, marriage, and death were graced with elaborate ceremony. Powerful and controversial protocols were in operation, shaped and altered by the influences of the Reformation, the Revolution, and the Restoration. Each of the major rituals was potentially an arena for argument, ambiguity, and dissent. Ideally, as classic rites of passage, these ceremonies worked to bring people together. But they also set up traps into which people could stumble, and tests which not everybody could pass. In practice, ritual performance revealed frictions and fractures that everyday local discourse attempted to hide or to heal. Using fascinating first-hand evidence, David Cressy shows how the making and remaking of ritual formed part of a continuing debate, sometimes strained and occasionally acrimonious, which exposed the raw nerves of society in the midst of great historical events. In doing so, he vividly brings to life the common experiences of living and dying in Tudor and Stuart England.