Romancing the Ordinary

A Year of Everyday Indulgences

Romancing the Ordinary

ROMANCING THE ORDINARY is organised as a yearbook, celebrating a spirituality of the senses seasonally, monthly and weekly. Sarah Ban Breathnach introduces the concept that women are endowed with not five, but seven senses: Sight, Hearing, Taste, Touch, Scent, Knowing and Wonder. Each day's reflection, each week, will highlight one of the senses drawing on the natural and supernatural worlds. By exulting in the ecstatic experience of daily life, by romancing your soul - working out what excites or moves you to tears, what makes your heart miss a beat, your knees shake and soul sigh - Sarah Ban Breathnach shows you how to embrace your magical, mystical, sensitive and spiritual Essential Self, restoring weary and jaded feminine souls.

No Ordinary Home

No Ordinary Home

She's not who she seems… Gracie Travers has a secret. She's not the down-on-her-luck drifter she appears to be. Once America's sweetheart, Gracie needs to keep below the paparazzi's radar until she's thirty. Then she'll get her money and get off the street. But one small mistake brings Deputy Sheriff Austin Trumball into her life. He's attractive and oh-so-dangerous. If he learns who she really is, her anonymous days are over. Worse, Austin's hard to resist, and their connection is terrifying. Soon he makes her want what she can't have—a lover, a family and a home of her own.

Romancing the Tomes

Popular Culture, Law and Feminism

Romancing the Tomes

This provocative collection of essays by scholars from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand explores the uneasy relationship between law and popular culture from a feminist perspective. The essays not only consider the representation of law in popular culture, including film, crime fiction and the media, but also the representation of popular culture in legal texts. Romancing the Tomes shows that while popular culture is bewitched by law, particularly anything to do with sex and crime, law is anxious to resist the unruliness of popular culture. The collection is multidisciplinary, with contributors from a range of areas, including cultural studies, women's studies and legal studies. The essays are complemented by the poems of prize-winning lawyer-poet, MTC Cronin. Romancing the Tomes will appeal to a wide cross-section of academic and general readers. It is suitable for inclusion on undergraduate reading lists for law, history, women's studies, criminology and media studies, as well as any other course with an interest in cultural studies.

No Ordinary Man

No Ordinary Man

He was the sexiest guy she'd ever met. And that was about all Jess Baxter knew about her newest tenant. Rob Carpenter was a master at dodging questions… and igniting her desires. With just one of his searing kisses, Jess was hotter than the Florida sun. Then the murders started—all women who looked like her. And the profile of the killer matched Rob.… Was he an innocent victim—or had his burning kisses only been a smoke screen? One thing was certain: Rob Carpenter was no ordinary man.

No Ordinary Love

No Ordinary Love

Two classic novels from MELANIE SCHUSTER A Case for Romance Ayanna Walker's life was her job and raising her nephews. She barely had time to remember she even had a passionate side…and didn't expect workaholic attorney Johnny Phillips to unleash it. But when Johnny's kiss curled her toes, she knew they would enjoy a summer fling neither would forget. As soon as he met sweet, shapely Ayanna at his sister's wedding, Johnny knew she was the one. His game plan was honest: shower her with his desires, his devotion, his dreams. But could a man planning forever and a woman still planning the moment find the right time for love? Chemistry of Desire Todd Wainwright is a dedicated Chicago surgeon, looking for some much-needed R & R. He gets that and more when he spends an unforgettable weekend with South Carolina biochemistry professor Emily Porter, who knows all about the laws of attraction… Having the sexy surgeon all to herself in a romantic oceanfront setting is beyond Emily's wildest fantasies. But once the vacation's over, she's hit with a cold dose of reality. Is the workaholic doc ready to commit? Is the chemistry between them strong enough to turn a passionate lovers' idyll into a true and lasting love?

Romancing Your Husband

Romancing Your Husband

Challenging misconceptions about the biblical message on marriage, a spirited guide for women encourages wives to revolutionize their unions, from praying with their partners to arranging romantic times despite busy schedules. Original.

Romancing the Bard

Stratford at Fifty

Romancing the Bard

Romancing the Bard offers a look at the Stratford Festival in its first fifty years as it developed from a bold venture driven by vision of a handful of eager enthusiasts to its present status as a multi-million dollar cultural and commercial enterprise. With profiles of Stratford personalities from founder Tyrone Guthrie to current artistic director Richard Monette, it provides glimpses of intrigue and conflict both offstage and on. The book traces the development of a distinctive Canadian acting style, the soaring costs of production and design, the conflict between artists and moneymen, the external image promoted by publicists or imposed by critics and the changing mandate as the Festival assumes an increasingly populist character. This is a celebration of a uniquely successful artistic enterprise, and focuses on some of the Festival’s finest productions. Illustrated with photographs from the Festival archives.

Romancing the Schoolteacher

Romancing the Schoolteacher

BRIDGET GREENE HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT Escaping her father's unreasonable demands, Bridget flees to a remote mining town far from all she knows. To her surprise, her schoolhouse becomes her refuge. When a new family arrives in town, Bridget feels a special bond with the two adorable children—and their handsome widowed father. Lindley Thompson is on a mission he can't reveal to anyone, let alone the lovely schoolteacher who's caught his eye. His children are flourishing under Bridget's maternal touch, and Lindley's heart is healing, too. But when their carefully hidden secrets come to light, will true love be enough to overcome all obstacles?

Romancing the Market

Romancing the Market

Romancing the Market is a radical rethinking of marketing understanding. Marketing and consumer research are dominated by the neo-classical ideals of the Enlightenment such as rigour, dispassion and the search for scientific 'truth'. In a series of provocative essays, the contributors challenge these assumptions with reference to the individuality, innovation and imagination of the Romantic movement. The book contains essays by an international selection of the most creative contemporary marketing scholars, including Elizabeth Hirschman, Russell Belk, Craig Thompson and Robin Wensley. Illuminating, controversial and cutting edge, this is an essential work for all those interested in new directions in marketing and consumer research.