This is an omnibus edition of three of Bette Ford's novels - 'For Always', 'Forever After' and 'All the Love'.
USA Today Best Selling Author Kirsten Osbourne Mail Order Mischief When Elizabeth Miller agreed to manage a mail order bride agency years before, she had no idea that it would leave her lonely and isolated. She's loved one man for years and is about to give up on marrying for love entirely. When she receives a letter from a man in Texas looking for a bride, she considers marrying him to be close to her sister. She doesn't want to be alone for the rest of her life. Bernard agrees to work for Elizabeth after his life is shattered. As he slowly heals and picks up the pieces and gets to know his beautiful employer, he realizes he is falling for her more and more, but he knows his place in life. When she insists on taking a trip to Fort Worth to check out a potential groom, he knows he can't send her alone. Will he be able to survive the long train ride to Fort Worth without letting his feelings show? Or will Elizabeth somehow convince him that they are meant to be? USA Today Best Selling Author Callie Hutton Daniel’s Desire: In the Shadow of War Lt. Daniel McCoy escapes from a Union prison toward the end of the Civil War, his only thought to get far away from enemy territory. But he doesn’t count on saving young widow Rosemarie Wilson’s life. Rosemarie has no use for Rebels soldiers, having lost everything the last time they visited. But Daniel has not only saved her life, he is sticking around to help with the farm and her children until she recovers. With Union soldiers searching for him, every day that Daniel remains puts him in danger. Or is it the widow who has captured his heart the greater risk? Best-selling Author Caroline Clemmons Tabitha’s Journey Would you become a mail-order bride? Tabitha Masterson is certain whatever awaits her in Radford Crossing , Texas will be better than what awaits her in Boston. . She escapes to begin her new life in Texas, but trouble can’t be far behind. If she’s married when trouble arrives, surely she’ll be safe. But her fiancé is reluctant to accept her as a substitute for the mail-order bride he’d courted. Bear Baldwin is crushed when he receives a wire notifying him that the woman with whom he has corresponded for almost a year has passed him off to her friend. Do the two women believe he’s like an old shirt to be handed down? His mother urges him to give the substitute fiancée a chance, but his pride is stung and he hasn’t decided. Best-selling Author Sylvia McDaniel Scandalous Suffragette Brides: Abigail Women Wanted – Feisty, Head Strong Women Need Not Apply In New Hope, Texas women like children, are to be seen and not heard. Their only job in life is to marry, procreate and be a loyal, obedient wife. Thus the shortage of available women. Until, Abigail Vanderhooten is unexpectedly called home, her head filled with ideas of changing the world. Jack Turner likes being the mayor in a small, western town where the biggest rabble rousers are cowboys. Everything is about to change when Abigail, returns to town, ready to take on the local laws. While trying to keep the town from splitting apart, he’s surprised how her strong spirit captivates him.
And he’s shocked when she manages to worm her way into his bachelor heart, with her controversial ideas. With a women’s revolution brewing, will Jack be forced to run her out of town, before he has a chance to convey how she’s changed him.
What if someone told you that you could contribute ina small but significant way to making the world a better place? That is what this book offers: A chance to make the world fairer and more humane for everybody from a place where you have already chosen to be-working with children and families. --from the foreword by Carol Brunson Day
Part dark fairy tale, part mystery, Yiza is the story of three home street children on the run. One evening, not long after her arrival in Germany, six-year-old Yiza is abandoned at the market where she spends her days. At a shelter for migrant children she meets two boys, Schamhan and Arian, and together they run away. Trekking through snowy forests and housing settlements, they evade police custody, subsisting on the margins of society and doing whatever it takes to survive. Both boys are protective of Yiza but are blind to the moral and emotional complexities of their actions. When Yiza falls ill they take shelter in a greenhouse and Arian spends his days begging for food and medicine, but before long they are discovered. When Yiza is illicitly taken into foster care and confined the novel reaches its brutal denouement as we see that Schamhan and Arian will do anything to be reunited with her. Narrated in simple language and with an innocent charm that belies its social reality, Yiza is a pertinent and timely tale of displacement and suffering.
Enhance your understanding of Computer Vision and image processing by developing real-world projects in OpenCV 3 About This Book Get to grips with the basics of Computer Vision and image processing This is a step-by-step guide to developing several real-world Computer Vision projects using OpenCV 3 This book takes a special focus on working with Tesseract OCR, a free, open-source library to recognize text in images Who This Book Is For If you are a software developer with a basic understanding of Computer Vision and image processing and want to develop interesting Computer Vision applications with Open CV, this is the book for you. Knowledge of C++ is required.
What You Will Learn Install OpenCV 3 on your operating system Create the required CMake scripts to compile the C++ application and manage its dependencies Get to grips with the Computer Vision workflows and understand the basic image matrix format and filters Understand the segmentation and feature extraction techniques Remove backgrounds from a static scene to identify moving objects for video surveillance Track different objects in a live video using various techniques Use the new OpenCV functions for text detection and recognition with Tesseract In Detail Open CV is a cross-platform, free-for-use library that is primarily used for real-time Computer Vision and image processing. It is considered to be one of the best open source libraries that helps developers focus on constructing complete projects on image processing, motion detection, and image segmentation. Whether you are completely new to the concept of Computer Vision or have a basic understanding of it, this book will be your guide to understanding the basic OpenCV concepts and algorithms through amazing real-world examples and projects. Starting from the installation of OpenCV on your system and understanding the basics of image processing, we swiftly move on to creating optical flow video analysis or text recognition in complex scenes, and will take you through the commonly used Computer Vision techniques to build your own Open CV projects from scratch. By the end of this book, you will be familiar with the basics of Open CV such as matrix operations, filters, and histograms, as well as more advanced concepts such as segmentation, machine learning, complex video analysis, and text recognition. Style and approach This book is a practical guide with lots of tips, and is closely focused on developing Computer vision applications with OpenCV. Beginning with the fundamentals, the complexity increases with each chapter. Sample applications are developed throughout the book that you can execute and use in your own projects.
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.