Gina is a single mom who is so busy running her business and raising her son that she doesn't have time for a man . . . until a tall, dark, sexy cowboy strides into her store. Aidan is running from his past, and doesn't want to let a woman get too close . . . until Gina and her little boy show him how satisfying family can be.
Juliana Starosolska was taken by the Stalinists from her parents' home in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv and deported in a sealed boxcar to a distant and primitive outpost in Siberian Kazakhstan. In "Woman in Exile, " she records her ordeals in a series of vignettes that capture the horrific, the humane, and even the occasionally humorous aspects of her experience. Her father was arrested by the Stalinists and sent to a forced labor camp deep in Russian Siberia, where he died than two years later. In the spring of 1940, the rest of his family, who had remained behind in Ukraine-Juliana; her frail mother, Daria; and her brother, Ihor-were forcibly deported by the Soviet government. They were forced to live and work under the most brutally primitive and backbreaking conditions. After the death of her mother and the reassignment of her brother to a different part of Kazakhstan, Juliana found herself alone. When World War II ended, as a former Polish citizen, Juliana was allowed to leave Kazakhstan for Poland in 1946. She immigrated to the United States in 1967, where she resumed her journalistic and literary career. Now she tells the story of those difficult years-of her time as a "Woman in Exile."
Miranda has an amazing job on a seven-star cruise ship, her best friend works with her and she gets to sail around the world. But her perfect world she tried so hard to create comes crashing down when Alec Bane climbs on board.
He is rich, handsome and a complete playboy.
From the minute he sets eyes on Miranda he singles her out, but Miranda won’t be fooled by his charming manners and alluring dark blue eyes. She sees him for the womanizing fool he is and won’t have anything to do with him. Fate however has something else in store for her.
When she is outsourced to another company, Miranda finds herself working as a personal assistant for Alec Bane. Seeing him every day and being in such close proximity has a strange effect on Miranda and she doesn’t know how long she can fight off this growing attraction.
When the truth comes out about Alec, Miranda is heartbroken but gets a chance to become the happiest woman on earth.
Librarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here. Η Mαίρη είναι μια μοντέρνα εργαζόμενη κοπέλα που, μετά από μια ερωτική απογοήτευση, κάνει την απερισκεψία να μπλέξει με τον Άρη Aποστόλου, ένα κακομαθημένο πλουσιόπαιδο πέντε χρόνια μικρότερό της. O Άρης την ερωτεύεται παράφορα και θέλει να την παντρευτεί, η Mαίρη όμως δεν δελεάζεται από τα μυθικά πλούτη της οικογένειάς του και προσπαθεί να διαλύσει αυτή την αταίριαστη σχέση. Όμως η λογική, καμιά φορά, εμποδίζει τα πιο βαθιά μας αισθήματα να έρθουν στο φως.
Kαι η ζωή γελάει με τα παιχνίδια που μας παίζει και μας αφήνει άναυδους με ό,τι κρύβουμε μέσα μας.