L’héritier des Rinucci, Lucy Gordon Venue jusqu’à Naples pour rencontrer Ruggiero Rinucci, l’ancien amant de sa cousine aujourd’hui disparue, Polly ne peut s’empêcher de ressentir une légère appréhension... et pour cause ! Elle doit lui annoncer une nouvelle qui menace de mettre en péril son existence de play-boy : il est le père d’un petit garçon de deux ans... Un impensable aveu, Carole Mortimer Lorsqu’elle croise le regard de Gabriel Danti, qu’elle n’a pas vu depuis cinq ans, Bella sent son cœur s’affoler. Comment ne serait-elle pas déstabilisée en retrouvant l’homme dans les bras duquel elle s’est autrefois abandonnée, mais qui s’est servi d’elle ? Et, surtout, comment ne serait-elle pas paniquée à l’idée qu’il puisse découvrir son secret ? Un secret nommé Emily, Melanie Milburne Damon Latousakis ! Quand elle apprend que celui qui l’a humiliée quatre ans plus tôt est le principal mécène de l’exposition qu’elle organise, Charlotte sent le sol se dérober sous ses pieds. Va-t-elle vraiment devoir travailler avec cet homme qui lui est odieux ? Mais il y a pire... Dans ces conditions, comment pourra-t-elle lui cacher qu’elle a eu un enfant de lui ?
Landed Kentucky family over four generations in conflict with its inheritance.
To Be a Bridegroom
Jarrett, Jonathan and Jordan are Bachelor Brothers Jordan. The youngest Hunter brother, he's dark and devilishly attractive, and he's been content to play the field…until Stazy takes a lease on the apartment next door. Stazy. At first Jordan finds her teasing, infuriating, because she treats him as casually as the other male admirers who seem constantly to knock at her door. But then Jordan catches glimpses of the warmth and vulnerability that lie beneath Stazy's beautiful exterior, and he realizes there's only one way to get to the head of her lineup: be her bridegroom!
To Woo a Wife
Jarrett, Jonathan and Jordan Hunter are Bachelor Brothers Some men are meant to marry! Jarrett. The oldest Hunter brother—he's dark, handsome and impossibly rich. He's never fallen in love, until he meets Abbie Sutherland. He intended to buy out her chain of hotels…and now his prize is her. Abbie is beautiful, sexy—utterly desirable. But she is also a young widow wary of emotional and physical involvement. For Jarrett, always a winner in the boardroom and the bedroom, this is the ultimate challenge. Wealth and seduction are not enough for Abbie—she needs to be wooed!
To Be a Husband
Jarrett, Jonathan and Jordan Hunter are Bachelor Brothers Some men are meant to marry! Jonathan. Middle brother, accomplished lover, he's blond and impossibly good-looking. What woman can resist his charm? Gaye Royal, for one! For Jonathan, this is a first. Gaye's cool, elegant beauty is a challenge in itself, and she makes it plain from the start that she doesn't want him in her life—a situation he's determined to change. But why is Gaye so mysterious, elusive, so intriguing, and what does Jonathan have to do to win her over? Propose marriage? Being a husband is the last thing that Jonathan has in mind….
In a house on a suburban street in Nagasaki, meteorologist Shimura Kobo lives quietly on his own. Or so he believes. Food begins to go missing. Perturbed by this threat to His orderly life, Shimura sets up a webcam to monitor his home. But though eager to identify his intruder, is Shimura really prepared for what the camera will reveal? This prize-winning novel is a heart-rending tale of alienation in the modern world.
On Academic Scepticism
The aim of this translation of the Academica is to render Cicero's treatise on Academic scepticism into readable English for a philosophical audience. To this end, the translator has attempted to preserve consistency in the principal technical terms where contemporary English allows it. An English-Latin glossary and an index are included.
From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.