In HARDPRESSED, the highly anticipated second book of the Hacker Series that began with Hardwired, Blake and Erica face threats that put both their love and their lives on the line. Despite Blake Landon's controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake. Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom. But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever.
Step inside the life of 1990's rural Montana, as three lives become intertwined; three souls reach desperation; each becoming hard pressed to dramatically alter the course of their lives. Becca Brannen, drowning in the depths of her grief after losing her husband, makes the difficult decision to sell the family ranch and move back to Cahill, Montana, back to the comfort of family and the familiarity of her small hometown. Will Madsen struggles daily with the bitter aftertaste of betrayal. His wife, Cassandra, had seemed so perfectly suited to his life as a cattle rancher running one of the biggest spreads in western Montana. Historically, the Madsen family had been integral in keeping the heartbeat of Cahill pulsing strongly. With divorce papers delivered to his hand and the proverbial dagger protruding from his back, Will realized it was all a sham, a con set in place to swindle him out of prime real estate through the divorce settlement. Hate and rage had become his constant companions, pushing away those closest to him, estranging him from the town and life that were his lifeblood. Cassandra Madsen lived life the only way she knew how. She learned early on, through countless foster homes, court systems and occasional stop offs at her severely broken childhood home, how to get what she wanted. Manipulation, deceit, and constant compromise of what little personal morals she had were common weapons in her arsenal. Mountains of grief, betrayal, anger, and a lifetime of abuse, neglect and regret. Can they be scaled and conquered?
This volume surveys the history of printmaking with a particular focus on artists and works that expanded the boundaries of various media, including woodcuts, etchings, engravings, lithographs, mezzo-tints, screen prints and more, right up to the digital and photographic processes of today. Originally published in hardback in 2000 this title received excellent reviews. Now republished in paperback making it more accessible to an even wider market 84 colour illustrations
Dear Jackson, I'm leaving you this note because I know you're very busy and I don't want to waste the town sheriff's time. Lord knows I've already wasted enough of it. Thank you for taking me home last night and...everything else. I made you a basket of wild blueberry muffins for your trouble. That seemed like the appropriate baked good for getting naked in your living room. I wasn't myself last night. I didn't mean to kiss you or fondle your backside or ask all those intimate questions. Thank you for pretending to enjoy it. It was very noble of you to sleep on the couch while I was starfished on your bed. I couldn't help but notice it's quite large. The bed, that is. I swear, I didn't notice anything else when I let myself out this morning. As you know, Talbott's Cove is a ridiculously small town and there's no chance we can avoid each other. Not that I'd want to avoid you, of course, but I'm not sure I can look at you without thinking of the forty different ways I made a fool of myself. Instead of avoidance, let's try to be friends. We'll forget all about last night…if that's what you want. Please burn this note after you read it— Annette p.s. I whipped up some cinnamon buns, too. Please enjoy them. I'm not sure why, but I couldn't get buns out of my mind today.
Hard-Pressed in the Heartland tells the heartbreaking but empowering story of a spirited local union trying to resist management's drive for concessions--while fending off a conservative national union leadership unwilling to support its own members. Going beyond academic history, it offers useful perspectives for rebuilding a democratic, militant, community-based unionism that can succeed where today's bureaucratic unionism cannot.
Working in the fields of education, health and social care demands a great deal of energy, effort and commitment on the part of the practitioner or trainee. When a research project is added to a workload the pressures can be great, particulary if the would-be-researcher is not confident about the process involved. The Hard-pressed Researcher provides practical guidance on how to undertake a research project. It has been written specially for practitioners and students in the fields of education, health and social care and assumes no specific knowledge of the research process. This revised and updated version of the first edition covers the major modes of research (experimental research, survey work, case study, interpretative research and action research) and provides step-by-step guidance from conceptualization through to report writing. Each chapter provides sources for further reading and the book ends with a series of statistical tables. All those studying or working in the caring professions will welcome the very straightforward and sympathetic approach of the authors, both of whom have considerable experience in the supervision of research work.
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