A dark November afternoon-wet, and windy, and wild. The New York streets were at their worst-sloppy, slippery, and sodden; the sky lowering over those murky streets one uniform pall of inky gloom. A bad, desolate, blood-chilling November afternoon. And yet Mrs. Walraven's ball was to come off to-night, and it was rather hard upon Mrs. Walraven that the elements should make a dead set at her after this fashion. The ball was to be one of the most brilliant affairs of the season, and all Fifth Avenue was to be there in its glory. Fifth Avenue was above caring for anything so commonplace as the weather, of course; but still it would have been pleasanter, and only a handsome thing in the clerk of the weather, considering Mrs. Walraven had not given a ball for twenty years before, to have burnished up the sun, and brushed away the clouds, and shut up that icy army of winter winds, and turned out as neat an article of weather as it is possible in the nature of November to turn out.
A Steamy Billionaire Romance Series Former Ford model Grace Delacourt struts down a runway as much for charity as she does for a distraction from the terrible turn her billionaire boyfriend's business has taken. Her stroll down the catwalk resurrects a career she once walked away from. Introduced to Vogue for Veterans, a nonprofit managed by Garrett Bunting, a lawyer-turned-promoter, Grace becomes the next internet sensation. Her face graces magazine covers left and right, and her name is uttered from the lips of greats in the fashion industry. Just as it looks as if the foundation of Tony's empire is beginning to crumble, Grace inherits a fortune. Her biggest problem is one many would envy. What is she to do with all that money? Hot-blooded Greek god/billionaire Tony Petrides struggles to surf the choppy waves of a shaken business reputation while his beautiful fiancee enjoys a career that has rocketed her to being an international sensation, the stuff of every tweet and trending bar. Grace inherits a multimillion-dollar property in Savannah, Georgia, from a person who might have been Tony's sworn enemy at one time. Nevertheless, he takes it in stride, delighting in showing the sexy Grace the steamier side of the gothic South. Just when Tony thinks he's come through the storms and reached smoother sailing, that he'll end up with the money and the girl, filthy pictures of his beloved Grace litter the media. Tony's business recovers, but will the torrid, sensual passion and true love he shares with Grace be able to weather this latest storm? Billionaire in Paris Series Weekend of Passion Weekend of Romance Weekend of Kisses Weekend of Love"
5629 Make in a Weekend Shawls: Need a quick shawl to make a fashion statement or to wrap someone special in your prayers and friendship? You're sure to find a design that's just right in this creative crochet collection. The 12 designs offer a wide array of looks for all ages -- even toddlers! Lacy styles crocheted with medium or bulky weight yarn, each one can be made in just a weekend. Designs include Shell Sensation Shawl, The Faroese Shawl, Quick and Colorful, Crosses and Diamonds, The Primrose Wrap, A Heart in Her Pocket, Lovely Lace, Edged with Crosses, Bright Shells, Five-Point Diamond Shawl, A Shawl for a Little Miss, and A Wrap for Baby Blue Eyes.
A new fun format for Quarry's best-selling 20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals, this cute chunky volume features 500 inspirational illustrations in a perfect small size for drawing on the go! From cats, songbirds, and elephants to rabbits, rhinos, and hedgehogs, Draw 500 Awesome Animals is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch.`
MBA In A Week is a simple and straightforward way to get the edge in business, giving you everything you really need to know in just seven short chapters. Every day it focuses on one area of MBA study, from global business, finance and accounting, to strategy, marketing and operations management.This book distils the most practical business insights of an MBA into easy-to-digest bite-sized chunks, giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, MBA In A Week is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: Global business pressures and change- Monday: Finance, economics and accounting- Tuesday: Entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility- Wednesday: Strategy and marketing- Thursday: Operations management - Friday: Organizational behaviour and human resources management- Saturday: Research and change managementABOUT THE SERIESIn A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.
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