Charlotte is following a predetermined course for her life. Her entire focus has marrying money and establishing herself in society.
The only thing that doesn't exactly fit into her plans is her ability to emphasize with animals, a trait that she has had since childhood.
Her life was on track until she met Amelia, a horse rancher, at the Houston Rodeo. Amelia is finally getting her ranch back on a paying basis and now has time for herself. Unfortunately, she has no one to share it with. When she spots Charlotte at the Rodeo, she knows her life is about to change, just not how much.
Chism Talbert had loved her first, and best -- but he had broken her heart. He was the caretaker's handsome son.
She was Minta Westerly, the privileged girl who'd surrendered to him one starry summer night -- then been abandoned when he abruptly left town. Now she was back in the big house where she'd spent family vacations -- and suddenly, impossibly, Chism walked through the door, pinning her with mesmerizing eyes that burned with fury and desire. Both were haunted by the dreams they'd woven together, the promises they'd whispered under a willow tree -- and both were devastated by a misunderstanding that still felt like a betrayal. But the years apart and the pain they had denied only fed the fires of passion that sizzled within. Minta longed to taste the magic of Chism's lips once more, even if he insisted that time had made them strangers. Could she make him see she belonged in his world, and that he would have a home in her heart forever?
Êtes-vous prêt pour la Déferlante ? Découvrez l’ultime saison d’Effet de Vague ! Trop tard. Je suis arrivé trop tard pour la sauver et ça me tue. Je suis son mari. Celui qui doit la mettre à l’abri. Je suis nul comme mari. Je voudrais repousser les pierres, remonter le temps, sauf que j’ai encore la sensation d’avoir reçu un coup dans le ventre en la découvrant étendue à même le sol. Aussi livide que si on lui avait retiré tout son sang. Tout est remonté à la surface, putain. J’étais terrifié et tremblant comme s’il approchait à nouveau derrière moi. Je l’ai cru morte. Rien sur cette Terre ne pourra faire disparaître cette image. La plupart du temps, j’arrive à repousser les souvenirs au fin fond de mon esprit, mais cette image-là, je sais que je n’y parviendrai pas. C’était bizarre. D’un coup, je n’entendais plus sa voix dans ma tête.
Les mots étaient les siens mais c’est ma voix intérieure que j’entendais. Pas la sienne.
J’aurais donné n’importe quoi pour l’entendre à nouveau me parler et la colère s’y rajoute. Pure et violente, l’envie de tuer se répand dans mon corps et élimine tout ce qui me reste d’humanité, d’éducation bourgeoise ou de souffrance. Peu importe ce que veulent faire Kabbani ou le FBI, l’autre enfoiré avait déjà échappé aux hommes de Luba à mon arrivée mais je jure que je vais le retrouver avant eux. Dussé-je fouiller la Terre entière, centimètre par centimètre, le restant de mes jours. Et je filmerai sa mort pour me la repasser en boucle. *** Matt Garrett, c’est zéro émotion. D’énormes moyens.
Aucune morale pour les utiliser. En affaires, s’il n’y a pas de danger, un Guerrier comme lui ne fait pas la guerre. S’il n’y a pas d’enjeu, Matt Garrett n’agit pas. Si le but n’est pas atteignable, il n’engage pas ses troupes. Alors que la passion embrouille tout, que les siens sont menacés, que l’ennemi se sert de son intimité pour l’affaiblir, la folie est de croire que l’homme sans émotion ni morale va se comporter de la même manière qu’un autre. Mais qu’en sera-t-il quand les événements l’amèneront à endosser un nouveau rôle ? Un rôle pour lequel le Guerrier n’est pas du tout préparé… *** L’ultime saison de la série ! Love you Épisode 3 sur 3.
In the history of the movies, thousands of men, women, children, and even animals have tried to find success as a movie star. They were drawn from theater, opera, sports, and every type of entertainment venue, and some even came from out of nowhere. They took valiant stabs at entrancing audiences with their faces, personalities, or peculiarities. A precious few achieved greater popularity than anyone could have ever dreamed, but others vanished beneath the sands of time along with the films they so lovingly made. They gave us their most audacious efforts, but they did not find any lasting success, or having enjoyed a brief blush with triumph, they returned home to their true metiers. Some simply never found a second chance. This book celebrates the memorable attempts of ten who tried to be a movie star.
They shot across silver screens like comets, but they all disappeared like falling stars. Pulitzer nominated author David W. Menefee searched the major archives of the world to uncover the true behind-the-scenes stories of ten of Hollywood's most legendary headliners. He returned with this fascinating anthology that includes detailed analyses of their attempts at films, plot synopses, casts, contemporary reviews, production notes, and hundreds of rare photographs that capture the glamour and excitement of Hollywood's Golden Era. Enjoy this engaging compilation featuring Helen Keller, Enrico Caruso, Mary Garden, Babe Ruth, Otis Skinner, Anna Pavlova, Eleonora Duse, Lottie Pickford, Harry Houdini, and Maude Adams. Pulitzer nominee David W. Menefee is the author of: Sweet Memories Sarah Bernhardt, Her Films, Her Recordings, Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story, The First Female Stars: Women of the Silent Era' The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era, Richard Barthelmess: A Life in Pictures, "Otay!" The Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas Story, The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen, Charlie O'Doone's Second Chance and Other Stories, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Secret of St. Laurent Lighthouse, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Quest for the Jade Dragons, George O'Brien: A Man's Man in Hollywood
A mesmerizing novel of four generations of Southwestern women bound to a mythical legacy With its family secrets and hallowed texts containing explosive truths, The Night Journal suggests A. S. Byatt's Possession transplanted to the raw and beautiful landscape of the American Southwest. Meg Mabry has spent her life oppressed by her family's legacy--a heritage beginning with the journals written by her great-grandmother in the 1890s and solidified by her grandmother Bassie, a famous historian who published them to great acclaim. Until now, Meg has stubbornly refused to read the journals. But when she concedes to accompany the elderly and vipertongued Bassie on a return trip to the fabled land of her childhood in New Mexico, Meg finally succumbs to the allure of her great-grandmother's story--and soon everything she believed about her family is turned upside down.
Coarse Witchcraft is a squint-eyed look at what passes for Craft in many modern groups and just how much of the teaching has been dumbed down so that everyone can acquire rank and have a crack at the priesthood . This blind grope for titles, rank and public acclaim have replaced the enlightened quest for genuine wisdom and ability, while the old Witch-magic is practised by fewer and fewer of those who would call themselves Witches. There are also those who insist on being recognised as instant Adepts in a system that takes years of study and preparation but book-learning is not enough as many have found to their cost when confronted by real Old Crafters. Coarse Witchcraft is a no-holds-barred view of what is going on today in many Craft circles. Hopefully, those who read this book will laugh, and realise that it is possible to mix mirth and magic, while still retaining respect for oneself and the Old Ways."