Taking Chances

Ten minutes later, after taking a deep breath, he went back inside and paused by the table. 'I'm going up to the room. Come up when you're ready. I need to talk to you.' With that, he strode off, leaving her open—mouthed and bewildered.

Author: Brenda Guiton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481782203

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 541

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Sudden wealth, family tensions and a heady illicit affair are overshadowed by another man's uncontrollable obsession. After inheriting a fortune, Mike believes a move to Ascombe in the Yorkshire Dales will be the realisation of his dreams. His wife, a dyed-in-the-wool city girl, is far from enthusiastic. Since her divorce, Emma, a beautiful artist in Ascombe, has embarked only on safe, casual affairs. When she meets Leo, a dark and brooding playwright, it seems he has other ideas. The story moves to Cyprus where their lives become fatefully involved and leads to passion, jealousy and hatred that brings tragedy to the village of Ascombe.

Sweet Justice Last Chance Rescue Book 7

They'd asked him over and over if he really wanted to take on something that would be so life altering. But this had been an opportunity unlike any other. A chance to go deep cover and take down one of the most elusive drug lords in ...

Author: Christy Reece

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755398027

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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For fans of Maya Banks, Nina Bruhns, Pamela Clare and Julie Ann Walker. The seventh novel in New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece's addictive Last Chance Rescue series of sexy suspense and thrilling adventure. Honor Stone is a young, idealistic FBI agent when her path collides with Seth Cavanaugh. For a girl who has never walked on the wild side, the dark and dangerous Seth is a temptation she can't refuse. But then Seth walks out the door and out of her life. Five years later, Honor is an operative with the elite Last Chance Rescue organization and Seth is a desperate ex-cop searching for his missing niece - one of many young women who have mysteriously vanished from college campuses. Going undercover, Honor will attract the maniacal cult leader behind the kidnappings and find a way to work with Seth. Seth knows he had all the right reasons for the wrong he did five years ago. And from the moment he sees her - and takes her in his arms again - this former undercover man will risk everything for one more chance with Honor. Don't miss the other pulse-pounding novels in the Last Chance Rescue series, Rescue Me, Return To Me, Run To Me, No Chance, Second Chance, Last Chance, Sweet Revenge, and Sweet Reward, or the steamy southern suspense of the Wildefire series by Christy's alter-ego Ella Grace which begins with Midnight Secrets.

Taking Chances

“Are you going to be a martyr?” She paused and took a deep breath. “Mom, you have to tell him. Listen, you only have one life. Go after what you want and need.” Somehow having Melissa's approval helped her know what she should do.

Author: Arnold Greenberg

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 9781509213443

Category: Fiction

Page: 59

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Catherine loves Martin, but is no longer in love. Two days after celebrating their thirty-fourth anniversary, she's fascinated by the man sitting across from her in the park. He's writing intensely in his notebook, and when their eyes meet, he stops writing. After a short conversation, he offers to walk her back to her office across the street, then invites her to have coffee after work. Captivated, she reluctantly agrees to go to his apartment where, much to her surprise, a secret year-long affair begins. Though horrified that she has broken her marriage vows, is living a lie, and suffocating, she finds the courage to tell Martin she's in love with another man. Breaking his heart is the hardest thing she has ever done but must take a chance and follow her own. When Martin dies, she feels responsible but painfully learns a person is responsible for one's own happiness.

Chasing The Light

Elias just loved going out on a scout. That's what the Lurps did — take chances. They were the guys who went deep into the jungle in small groups of five to twelve and came back with the news that was supposed to make a difference.

Author: Oliver Stone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781913183202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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*** "A rip-roaring read. It left me breathless." - Chris Evans, Virgin Radio Breakfast Show "Riveting." - The New York Times "... a Hollywood movie in itself." - Spike Lee "Raw, savagely honest, as dramatic as any of his movies." - Mail on Sunday "A tremendous book - readable, funny and harrowing." - The Sunday Times In this powerful and evocative memoir, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter, Oliver Stone, takes us right to the heart of what it's like to make movies on the edge. In Chasing The Light he writes about his rarefied New York childhood, volunteering for combat, and his struggles and triumphs making such films as Platoon, Midnight Express, and Scarface. Before the international success of Platoon in 1986, Oliver Stone had been wounded as an infantryman in Vietnam, and spent years writing unproduced scripts while taking miscellaneous jobs and driving taxis in New York, finally venturing westward to Los Angeles and a new life. Stone, now 73, recounts those formative years with vivid details of the high and low moments: we sit at the table in meetings with Al Pacino over Stone's scripts for Scarface, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July; relive the harrowing demon of cocaine addiction following the failure of his first feature, The Hand (starring Michael Caine); experience his risky on-the-ground research of Miami drug cartels for Scarface; and see his stormy relationship with The Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino. We also learn of the breathless hustles to finance the acclaimed and divisive Salvador; and witness tensions behind the scenes of his first Academy Award-winning film, Midnight Express. The culmination of the book is the extraordinarily vivid recreation of filming Platoon in the depths of the Philippine jungle with Kevin Dillon, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp et al, pushing himself, the crew and the young cast almost beyond breaking point. Written fearlessly, with intense detail and colour, Chasing the Light is a true insider's story of Hollywood's years of upheaval in the 1970s and '80s, and Stone brings this period alive as only someone at the centre of the action truly can.

Take a Chance

Deep down you know that. I just made a very bad decision.” Taking chances had never been my thing. I wasn't a risk taker. I was careful. I didn't get hurt. I protected myself. I had walls. Grant had made it past my walls once.

Author: Abbi Glines

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471120480

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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When Harlow Manning's rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough… until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan's room. Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He'd known about Nan's reputation, but still couldn't resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister - even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow's eyes, but did he ruin his chances with her before he even met her?

Doctor S and the Great Diamond Escapade

If we want to succeed, we have to be willing to take risks. I say we go underground and look ... If there were no diamonds left in this mine, why wouldn't they allow tourists to go deep into the mine, just like the one we visited today?

Author: Mario Cloutier

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982261498

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 172

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More Vinydians coming to Earth!!!! Dear Reader, One week ago, I awakened in the body of a plush toy on Earth. I am a scientist from the planet Vinydia...not a toy! Luckily, I met two young brothers who have helped me explore and have so far managed to keep me a secret. It hasn’t been easy for them, since my enthusiasm led to a few close calls. Now the boys face the possibility of having some of my Vinydian friends join me on Earth in the bodies of other plush toys. This might complicate things. You see, I have a plan to improve the lives of everyone on my home planet. All I need are diamonds. Sounds complicated, I know, but my plan is fool proof. It involves stowaway air travel to Arkansas, camping, clandestine mining, and, of course, good food. Simple really! What could possibly go wrong? Yours truly, Doctor S.

Joining Jesus

But in the plunge we let go, allowing the motion to take us down—even more deeply into the place where we already are. ... Whenever we can and with the help of others, we take chances to see into our neighborhood anew and our mission ...

Author: Moses Chung

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725299115

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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Inspired by an incarnational theology that emerges from a missional reading of Luke 10, Chung and Meehan went out to discover the stories of contemporary disciples who labor in the harvest fields of God's uncommon, upside down Kingdom. The stories that emerge describe the work and presence of the Spirit in communities across North America, where ordinary, faithful people and churches embrace the Spirit's invitation by sharing themselves with their neighbors. Our need to connect with neighbors seems more difficult now than ever but Chung and Meehan say we shouldn't be afraid of change and to listen to the Spirit's prodding. By sharing stories on how to 'go local' by remaining faithfully present the authors encourage us to embrace our neighborhoods and join Jesus by loving people in the tangible, ordinariness of life.

The Inner Workout

Look back on memories that were fearbased and go deep inside to change the experience that might have stopped you from ... and I learned to go beyond my fear and take chances, believing in myself so that I could take a leap of faith.

Author: Colleen Hoffman Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440160880

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Feel peace and love in your heart and your life. Create a strong and healthy self-worth through a daily exercise called The Inner WorkoutTM. Developed by author Colleen Hoffman Smith, this daily mental regimen can help keep you emotionally fit. In this, her third self-help book, Smith provides instruction and a workbook to help you move through negative emotional pain to reach a natural state of pure love. Each day, this exercise is used to connect to your emotions, as you: Acknowledge your feelings Speak the voice of your feelings See the truth of what the experience and person is showing Release any thought that creates negativity Let go of anyone’s love and approval Forgive the other person and yourself Open your heart to love and peace Feel your compassionate heart and breathe fully The Inner WorkoutTM creates a daily support system to keep you connected to your personal strength, and it shows you how to create healthy relationships, communication, self-worth, and life purpose. It’s a complete guide supporting your journey to inner peace—taking you from A to BE.

A Meaningful Mess

It's time to raise the bar and empower our students to go deep. In doing so, they will experience more than we might have even expected. Chances are that they will surprise us with their willingness to create, learn, and explore if we ...

Author: Andi McNair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000491340

Category: Education

Page: 174

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How do you organize what may seem like a chaotic mess into a classroom that empowers students to engage with content and pursue their passions? A Meaningful Mess offers suggestions and specific tools that can be used to engage this generation of students in meaningful, relevant, and student-driven learning experiences—even if things in the classroom may get messy, both literally and figuratively. Such strategies and tools include Genius Hour, Makerspaces, flexible learning spaces, meaningful technology, global learning experiences, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and reflection. Packed with relevant evidence and research, A Meaningful Mess helps teachers understand why traditional teaching strategies are no longer working and what they can do to engage and empower this generation of learners.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Be simple , but go deep . Take risks . Seek beauty . And find the right pitch . Hale dares to diagram sentences SIN and excoriate dreadSYNTAX ful copy . She describes her do's and don'ts as " carnal pleasures ” and “ cardinal sins ...


Publisher: princeton alumni weekly

ISBN: PRNC:32101081978015



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