Beauty in Winter
Author: Alexa Riley
Fiona Lamb has lost everything, and her only option is to work for a reclusive billionaire to get back the one thing that's most important to her.Reid Gold has been cursed. He's the alpha shifter, but he's unable to change into his wolf and lead his pack. But one scent of his mate and everything changes.Warning: This beauty and the beast-inspired story is quick, filthy, and over-the-top alpha. Hold on to your Kindles because Reid's inner beast finally gets to come out and play.
The Circus in Winter
Author: Cathy Day
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus made the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima, a place that feels as classic as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and as wondrous as a first trip to the Big Top. In Lima an elephant can change the course of a man's life-or the manner of his death. Jennie Dixianna entices men with her dazzling Spin of Death and keeps them in line with secrets locked in a cedar box. The lonely wife of the show's manager has each room of her house painted like a sideshow banner, indulging her desperate passion for a young painter. And a former clown seeks consolation from his loveless marriage in his post-circus job at Clown Alley Cleaners. Cathy Day follows the circus people into their everyday lives and brings the greatest show on earth to the page.
The Garden in Winter
Author: Suzy Bales
Explaining how to transform one's garden to provide year-round interest, an inspirational gardening handbook reveals how to add texture, color, shape, and beauty to the winter landscape, with suggestions for the best trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials, and grasses, as well as container plantings, holiday decorating tips, and more.
Winter is no time to limit nature activity! In Discover Nature in Winter, informative background on winter stargazing, wildlife behavior, deciduous and coniferous trees, melt-freeze cycles, and much more are paired with hands-on explorations that bring this season to life—no matter where you live. These simple, nonintrusive activities require only common household items—pencil, notebook, magnifying glass, bug box, ruler—and a bit of natural curiosity.
Art of Winter
Author: Julie M. Covert
Celebrating the beauty that winter creates with ice and snow, "Art of Winter" by Julie M Covert is a pictorial essay of winter's fierce and fragile beauty on Lake Huron. It is a feast for the eyes for anyone who loves the Great Lakes, winter and the beauty of nature. Surprising plays of light and sculptures of ice are the reward for braving bone-chilling temperatures. It captures ice and water doing battle; the stunning pink of sunrise as seen through the prisms of countless ice shards; and the wildlife of Lake Huron as they hunt and play. These images captivate the senses and may even create a longing for those frosty mornings, when snow crunches underfoot and one's breath can be seen.--
This text is designed to be a practical and inspirational guide to creating a garden that looks and feels good throughout the year, even when the frost bites and plants are enveloped in a mantle of snow. Rosemary Verey illustrates how to use space, the patterns created by paths and walls, the shapes of shrubs, the shadows of evergreens and the silhouettes of trunks and twisted branches to make elegant pictures for the months when the garden is stripped of summer foliage and billowing flowers. She also introduces the reader to a world of brilliant winter colours - the delicate pinks and greens of hellebores, the rich crimson of holly and cotoneaster berries and the bright yellow of aconites and crocus.
Trees in Winter
Author: Albert Francis Blakeslee, Chester Deacon Jarvis
Grain in Winter
Author: Donald Eadie
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This is a book for those whose life is in a state of change, who wait--though not for a clearly defined outcome--unsure of where they are going or where they may be taken. Often the need for change emerges within one of life's transitional periods: the early years of parenthood, ill-health, unemployment, redundancy, retirement, separation, divorce, or bereavement. These are those whom Donald Eadie calls "Saturday People"--people in a wide variety of circumstances learning what it can mean to wait within a sustained, bewildering, or messy period of transition. There is a long Saturday between the Friday of crucifixion and the Sunday of resurrection. Periods of transition, particularly when we are in pain or distress, are no time for easy answers or religious cliches. Sustenance of a different kind is needed, coming from deep roots and underground streams. Grain in Winter offers a series of meditations and seed thoughts for those who find the waiting hard. Donald Eadie is himself a Saturday person. He chose to learn about life in a Yorkshire mill when his contemporaries went on to university studies. Through marriage, Sweden is his second home. He has often been in the firing line for advocating justice and respect between people of all faiths, women and men, gay and straight people. In recent years he has lived with a serious spinal condition which forced him to retire early as Chairman of the Birmingham District of the Methodist Church. He has not given up being a much consulted Methodist minister, leading retreats and writing about spirituality.
Depth of Winter
Author: Craig Johnson
The new novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series. Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the one-hundred-and-ten degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.
This book marks the growing exhaustion with a politicized approach to literature, and celebrate the return of beauty as a subject in its own right to literary studies.
The Beauty in the Beast
Author: Hugh Warwick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A delightful portrait of some of the UK's best-loved wild animals and birds and the colourful enthusiasts who champion their causes. Meet Paul, the amazing beaver-man up who lives in Perthshire, the owl-man from Somerset, and the water vole-woman from Shropshire. They are all amazing characters who manage to carry a deep knowledge of their chosen species within a distinctly quirky shell. Other animals making an appearance include otters , house sparrows, robins , owls, bats, badgers, dolphins, toads, dragonflies, moths, foxes and adders. Hugh Warwick, animal enthusiast and hedgehog fanatic, writes a series of affectionate and quirky homages to the animals of the British Isles, composed of fieldwork and interviews with the people who love and conserve them.
The Japanese sense of beauty as actualized in innumerable works of art, both linguistic and non-linguistic, has often been spoken of as something strange to, and remote from, the Western taste. It is, in fact, so radically different from what in the West is ordinarily associated with aesthetic experience that it even tends to give an impression of being mysterious, enigmatic or esoteric. This state of affairs comes from the fact that there is a peculiar kind of metaphysics, based on a realization of the simultaneous semantic articulation of consciousness and the external reality, dominating the whole functional domain of the Japanese sense of beauty, without an understanding of which the so-called 'mystery' of Japanese aesthetics would remain incomprehensible. The present work primarily purports to clarify the keynotes of the artistic experiences that are typical of Japanese culture, in terms of a special philosophical structure underlying them. It consists of two main parts: (1) Preliminary Essays, in which the major philosophical ideas relating to beauty will be given a theoretical elucidation, and (2) a selection of Classical Texts representative of Japanese aesthetics in widely divergent fields of linguistic and extra-linguistic art such as the theories of waka-poetry, Noh play, the art of tea, and haiku. The second part is related to the first by way of a concrete illustration, providing as it does philological materials on which are based the philosophical considerations of the first part.
Beauty in the Beast
Author: Roy Westfall
Beauty in the Beast is a brand-new way of looking at some aspects of our history-written from a new and different perspective. Roy Westfall has changed and added some new points of view-a way of exploring how one might interpret those things that have happened both in reality and in fiction. After reading Beauty in the Beast, one might realize that it is both exciting and fun to consider new perspectives on old stories. Westfall does not change the facts of history, but his poems do present an alternate understanding of our historical and literary past. Anyone who appreciates the gentle flow of words and a poetic look at the different stories we share ought to enjoy Beauty in the Beast.