December 3, 2017

Christmas with My Cowboy by Diana Palmer presents three short stories of romance: In “The Snow Man”, Meadow Dawson needs Santa to deliver a solution to her management of the ranch she’s inherited, while cattleman Dal Blake just wants his pretty neighbor’s dog to quit digging under his fence. This Christmas, the unexpected gift of love will surprise them both. “Kassie’s Cowboy” opens with solitary Travis Grant finding his childhood sweetheart, Kassie, injured in her car just beyond the ranch where he works. For Travis and Kassie, this snowy silent night will be one last chance to put the painful past behind them. “Her Outback Husband” finds Scott and Darcey, the perfect couple, devoted to their life together on the family cattle ranch. One blistering rumor ends it all in heartbreak–but Scott’s mother has a scheme that will reunite them and prove it’s the season for forgiveness.

The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini brings to life a paradox of her time, Elizabeth Van Lew, born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers. When her native state seceded in 1861, Van Lew’s convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime. Pledging her loyalty to the Lincoln White House, her courage would never waver, even as her wartime actions threatened not only her reputation, but also her life.

The Separatists by Lis Wiehl centers on newscaster Erica Sparks, devoted to her profession, wanting to break another big story. After hearing about the Take Back Our Homeland movement, she investigates what appears to be a growing threat to national security that soon grows to include Erica and her own family. As she bravely faces the opposition to bring the truth to light, Erica questions if she will stay alive long enough to broadcast it.

Autumn of the Black Snake by William Hogeland presents a colorful, sometimes startling blow-by-blow narrative of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Native American war. Greed, honor, political beliefs, and vivid personalities converged on the killing fields of the Ohio Valley, where the Army would win its first victory, and destroy the coalition of Indians who came closer than any, before or since, to halting the nation’s westward expansion.

Art on the Rocks by F. Bac, M. Redondo, and M. Vance offers a colorful, modern approach to turn plain rocks and stones into beautiful works of art as three talented rock-painting artists demonstrate contemporary designs featuring patterns, animals, mandalas, and more. With creative ideas, step-by-step projects, and endless inspiration, you will learn about gathering and preparing rocks, as well as the tools and materials necessary for each project.

Before You Know It by John Bargh, Ph.D. journeys on an entertaining and enlightening tour of the unconscious mind and the mental processes that secretly govern every aspect of our behavior – who we vote for, what we buy, how we perform on tests and in job interviews. Bargh also provides tricks to help you remember to-do items, shop smarter, and sleep better.