Can he step out of the shadows and into love's light? Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that's how he'd like it to stay. Josh Wendell has heard his co-workers gossip about the occupant of apartment number one. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment's kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors. When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finn Sterling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096154/bk_acx0_096154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you believe everyone is capable of getting “unstuck?” Do you recognize your own uniqueness? Do you wonder if you have abilities which may lie deep within? If you do not, once you listen to this stimulating book, you will be convinced otherwise.Stop Depriving the World of You simply and creatively provides exercises for you to begin the journey of self-discovery. Soon you will come in contact with your own unique talents and gifts. In addition, the D.R.E.A.M. technique will help you delve deeper into your inner being and explore unchartered territories. By using the tools offered in this book, you will be pleasantly surprised what you might uncover. With 30 years of experience, Darlene Corbett has not only helped people “refurbish their home but has assisted them in rebuilding the foundation.” You will find her enthusiasm and belief in the possibilities to be infectious. By listening to this book, you are not only opening yourself to a new way of thinking but creating pathways toward change and fulfillment you may never have thought possible. Stop Depriving the World of You is a must listen! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aliz Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180870/bk_acx0_180870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Los Angeles novelist Tony Cohan and his artist wife Masako visited central Mexico one winter, they fell under the spell of a place where the pace of life is leisurely, the cobblestone streets and sun-splashed plazas are enchanting, and the sights and sounds of daily fiestas fill the air. Awakened to needs they didn't know they had, they returned to California, sold their house, and cast off for a new life in San Miguel de Allende. On Mexican Time is Cohan's passionate, evocatively written memoir of how he and his wife found a new home - and a new lease on life - in this charming 16th century hill town. In an alternately humorous and poignant narrative, Cohan recounts how they absorb the town's sensual ambience, eventually find and refurbish a crumbling 250-year-old house, and become entwined in the endless drama of Mexican life. From peso devaluations and water shortages to the local legend of a man who was "killed twice" and the romantic entanglements of their handyman, On Mexican Time captures the indelible characters, little tragedies, and curious incidents of life in a distinctive Mexican town. At the same time it enfolds listeners into the delights of one of the world's most desirable travel destinations.Brimming with mystery, joy, and hilarity, On Mexican Time is a stirring, seductive celebration of another way of life - a tale of Americans who, finding a home in Mexico, find themselves anew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Cohan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000311/bk_bant_000311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three cowboys, three city girls, and a ranch in need of saving.Introducing the Cotton Tree Ranch trilogy from best-selling author, Vivi Holt.Dalton: Everything in Hazel's perfect life is going according to plan. Every moment is accounted for. But she's in for a surprise. When her best friend and roommate takes ill, Jenny begs Hazel to fill in for her on a trip to South Georgia. But life on a horse ranch in her Jimmy Choos isn't exactly what Hazel had in mind for her summer break.When Dalton Sullivan takes a spill from a bronc at the last rodeo of the season, his life changes forever. Uncertain about his future, his fortunes take another turn when Grandpa Joe bequeaths him a dilapidated horse ranch in his will. Dalton's plans to refurbish it and turn it into a working ranch again are interrupted when a beautiful woman shows up pretending to be someone she's not.Dalton knows Hazel's hiding the truth, but there's something about her that makes him want to change his solitary ways. But will he be able to convince her to do the same before their time together runs out?Eamon thinks he has love and life figured out. A successful accountant, full of confidence and charm, he's got it all, including the beautiful girlfriend and the high flying job. But when his brother inherits a ranch in south Georgia, he leaves everything behind to help him run it.Emily Zhu is a driven and ambitious surgeon from Boston. Everything in her life is structured and planned, down to the last detail. When she doesn't get the job she's been promised and has been working toward, it seems everything could come tumbling down around her. Suddenly the future is clouded with uncertainty.When Eamon and Emily's paths collide at a wedding, they fight an immediate attraction. Eamon could be the only person who can help Emily find her feet in a world where nothing makes sense, to show her opportunity where all she sees is failure. But will she 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawson McBride. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148063/bk_acx0_148063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) constitute a serious problem in most cities in the developing countries. Most of them do not collect in totality the solid waste generated and from the amount collected only a small fraction is properly disposed. This unsustainable SW handling has acted a source of land, air and water pollution, thus, posing risk to humans and the environment as waste find its way on street, roadside and open fields. Most literatures claim that the increase of waste is as a result of urbanization, economic growth and globalization especially in the developing countries. The situation has led cities to increasingly invest in research, technology, infrastructures improvement and formation of a strong legislation in attempting to refurbish the failing SWM systems. But with the current conventional system of SW approach might not allow these attempts to gain stability. It is for this reason this paper examines decentralized approach effectiveness in solving the SWM problems and further supporting these effort using the city of Nairobi as a case study.
The BOT procurement route in public projects gained a huge momentum in the last two decades, across the globe, due to scarcity of federal funds and growing public expectation for better infrastructure services. India too drafted a master plan to refurbish its massive network of highways and made BOT as the key mode of procurement. However, the available financial figures of the first phase BOT projects dismayed all the stakeholders. With several academic works constantly revealing various potential risks and their impacts on the financial viability, there is an urgent necessity to fathom the risk characteristics of these projects and evaluate their financial implication. The book aims to evaluate the risk potential of BOT projects in India and find out the pitfalls of Indian concession environment to enable framing of a de-risking arrangement. The financial impacts were found to be universal and shortcomings are multi-sourced, suggesting improvement and improvisation in all layers of risk management and risk administration. Several changes are proposed in this book to improve the system in its entirety to sustain the flow of private entrepreneurship long lasting in this industry.
After Meg Barrett found her fiancé still had designs on his ex-wife, she decided it was time to refurbish her life. Leaving her glamorous job at a top home and garden magazine, she fled Manhattan for Montauk, only to find decorating can sometimes lead to detecting... In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives&#8212;she learns how the other half dies. Jillian's mother, known as the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, has been murdered. Someone has staged a coup. When she helps a friend inventory the Spensers' estate for the insurance company, Meg finds herself right in the thick of things. Cataloging valuable antiques and art loses its charm when Meg discovers that the Spenser family has been hiding dangerous secrets, which may have furnished a murderer with a motive. As Meg gets closer to the truth, the killer will do anything to paint her out of the picture... FIRST IN A NEW SERIES
The BOT procurement route in public projects gained a huge momentum in the last two decades, across the globe, due to scarcity of federal funds and growing public expectation for better infrastructure services. India too drafted a master plan to refurbish its massive network of highways and made BOT as the key mode of procurement. However, the available financial figures of the first phase BOT projects dismayed all the stakeholders. With several academic works constantly revealing various potential risks and their impacts on the financial viability, there is an urgent necessity to fathom the risk characteristics of these projects and evaluate their financial implication. The book aims to evaluate the risk potential of BOT projects in India and find out the pitfalls of Indian concession environment to enable framing of a de-risking arrangement. The financial impacts were found to be universal and shortcomings are multi-sourced; suggesting improvement and improvisation in all layers of risk management and risk administration. Several changes are proposed in this book to improve the system in its entirety to sustain the flow of private entrepreneurship long lasting in this industry.
From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House - finalist for the National Book Award - comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with humour, empathy, and rare and magical descriptive powers these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In 'Property', a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions. In 'Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey', the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behaviour. In Elizabeth McCracken's universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy - an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent - that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers.