In 2003, Andrew Alderson gave up his job as a director of a London merchant bank hoping to find a new direction in life. Then, as an officer in the Territorial Army, he was called up to serve in Iraq. On his first day in Basra, he was asked if he knew 'anything about finance' and then was suddenly put in charge of sorting out Basra's Central Bank and running a multi-million pound economy. The US gives him authority for over one fifth of Iraq's finances and he becomes known as 'that merchant banker in Basra'. But Andrew and his team are never quite on Baghdad's radar, or under its orders. He quickly understands that there's another route to stability: getting the cash flowing again.
This means frequent, hair-raising adventures delivering suitcases, crates and binbags stuffed with millions of dollars wherever needed and by whatever means - in helicopters, speedboats, planes and landrovers.
Charles Graybar had all of the trappings of a financially successful existence; literally, living the American dream.
As he reached his late 30's he was stunned by the realization that his life felt incredibly empty and seemingly without purpose.
While experimenting with a self-designed combination of meditation techniques that he used to escape the stresses of corporate life, he stumbled upon a perceptional gateway of sorts in 1993. Through this gateway Graybar learns that communication with three advanced souls is possible. Beyond the Broken Gate is a chronicle of Graybar's search to find meaning in his discovery and the very purpose of life.
A complete and uplifting romance story, brought to you by best selling author J A Fielding. Amelia and Chad seem to be the perfect couple. Both have jobs they're happy with, a good life, and the love of their soul mate. But as we know, things are always quietest before the storm. When a series of unfortunate events see the couple's lives take a turn for the worse, the two begin to struggle. Will these events be what pushes this couple over the edge, or will it be the very glue that holds them together? Find out in this uplifting romance by J A Fielding of BWWM Club. Suitable for over 18s only due to Saucy sex scenes between a loving couple.
The Man Is Practical As marriage proposals go, Charles Draysmith's suit is as romantic as the moors in December. Emma Peterson might be only a vicar's daughter, and he the new Marquis of Knightsdale, and perhaps he would rather marry her than endure the marriage mart. But when he suggests how much he'll enjoy securing an heir, well, a lady can only endure so much.
But The Lady Is Passionate There's something about a woman throwing pottery at a man that piques his interest. Perhaps his proposal lacks grace, Charles thinks. But it does seem a perfect solution.
He acquires a wife; his young charges have the mother they so desperately need, and Emma gains security and position.
You see? Simple. Practical. Sensib- oh no, not the ceramic dog... He will have to confess the truth to calm her down. And the truth is, he's madly in love...
Madeline Hatter, Lizzie Hearts and Kitty Cheshire love sharing their Wonderland style with their fairy best friends. Go down the wishing well to Wonderland and have a riddle of a time designing playing cards, decorating teapots, and setting the table for tea as creative inspiration from their topsy-turvy world provides hours of hat-tastic drawing fun!
Aquascaping is a fascinating hobby that has evolved over centuries. The idea of making an environment that supports life and is aesthetically appealing is an exciting quest for many people. Technology has evolved to support more species, in cleaner and longer lasting environments. This book will give you the facts to start your own aquarium and learn aquascaping freshwater and salt water tanks, from styles and design to set up with planting, lighting, substrate, coral, and ornaments, including live rock. You will also gain the knowledge of the nitrogen cycle and water testing for aquarium maintenance.