La novia de papá

Todo sucede por amor: Sol ha conocido a Pablo, el hombre perfecto, cariñoso, independiente y… padre de dos niñas, una de 11 años y otra de 8.

A Sol, directora creativa de una agencia publicitaria, le encanta disfrutar de su libertad, pero la relación evoluciona hasta que un buen día la pareja toma la decisión inapelable de vivir juntos.

A partir de entonces comienza una nueva vida en la que su rol con las hijas de Pablo, inteligentes, coquetas y adorablemente perversas, quedará en entredicho: ¿madre, madrastra, la novia de él? Con las madres pijas de las compañeras de las niñas, con los cumpleaños de las niñas, con las discusiones y las preguntas impertinentes de las niñas, o con la bruja de la madre revoloteando siempre alrededor…

Para nuestra protagonista, tan moderna y tan independiente, la vida, decididamente, ya no volverá a ser la misma.

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Shadows of the Heart (Lescaut/Vaughan Quartet #3)

Troubled Beauty
Like an avenging angel, he overwhelmed her attackers, leaving one dead and another running for his life. She awoke to darkness and terror, alone in a barn with a stranger named Paul, bloodied yet bandaged with her own tattered petticoats. She remembered nothing, not her own name, not that she was pregnant—only the smoldering brown eyes of Paul, who had killed to save her and was now a wanted man. Suddenly he was her universe, a stranger who would lie for her, die for her, share the same bed, the same passions as they plummeted into the dangerous secrets of her past.

Dark Savior
She had no name but the name he gave her. She knew nothing about him save what he chose to tell her—and Paul Lescaut couldn’t afford to tell her the truth. It was as if he were born to protect her, to hold her, as if this strange beauty were his fate. Only when he learned her true identity did he know the thrill of fear. In their flight from common enemies they plundered each other’s passions, body and soul. But once she knew his true identity, would she see him as the enemy and try to drive him from her life forever.

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New York: An Illustrated History

The companion volume to the PBS television series, with more than 500 full-color and black-and-white illustrations

This lavish and handsomely produced book captures all the beauty, complexity, and power of New York — the city that seems the very embodiment of ambition, aspiration, romance, desire; the city that has epitomized the entire parade of modern life, with all its possibilities and problems. Chronicling the story of New York from its establishment as a Dutch trading post in 1624 to its global preeminence today, the book is at once the biography of a great city and a vivid exploration of the myriad forces — commercial, cultural, demographic — that converged in New York to usher in the contemporary world.

Weaving the strands of the city’s sweeping history into a single compelling narrative, New York carries us through nearly four centuries of turbulent growth and change — from the first settlement on the tip of “Manna-hata” Island to the destruction wrought by the Revolutionary War; to the city’s stunning emergence in the nineteenth century as the nation’s premier industrial metropolis; to the waves of early-twentieth-century immigration that forever transformed the city and the nation; to New York’s transfiguration as the world’s first modern city — pioneering skyscrapers, apartment houses, subways, and highways — and its role as the birthplace of so much of American popular culture. Along the way, we witness the building of the city’s celebrated landmarks and neighborhoods, from the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building and the United Nations; from Wall Street and Times Square to the Lower East Side, Harlem, and SoHo.

The book brims with vibrant illustrations, including hundreds of rare photographs, paintings, lithographs, prints, and period maps. The narrative incorporates the voices and stories of men and women — statesmen, entrepreneurs, artists, and visionaries — who have lived in and built the city: an extraordinary cast of characters that includes Peter Stuyvesant, Alexander Hamilton, John Jacob Astor, Walt Whitman, Boss Tweed, Jacob Riis, Emma Lazarus, J. P. Morgan, Al Smith, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Gershwin, Fiorello La Guardia, Robert Moses, and Jane Jacobs.

Accompanying the book’s narrative are interviews with Robert A. Caro, David Levering Lewis, and Robert A. M. Stern, and essays by a group of distinguished New York historians and critics — Kenneth T. Jackson, Mike Wallace, Marshall Berman, Phillip Lopate, Carol Berkin, and Daniel Czitrom — who add their insights about the city to this splendid history.

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The Vision of Escaflowne, Vol. 1 (The Vision of Escaflowne)

Hitomi Hoshino, a 16-year-old high schooler with an interest in mysticism, experiences strange dreams at night. A mysterious temple, a tremendous jewel, a shadowy prince – the images trouble her, and a strange incantation keeps echoing in her mind. During a simple fortune-telling one day Hitomi feels a magical pull, and in a shocking moment the dream incantation drags her from her body. She wakes up in a strange world where the Earth hangs in the sky and a headstrong prince asks her to power his god. Where is she? Why has she been transported? And will she really be able to wake the deity Escaflowne?

Source: http://wordswithbooks.com/vision-escaflowne-vol-1-vision-escaflowne

The Omnipresence of Jesus Christ: A Neglected Aspect of Evangelical Christology

This book addresses the incarnation of Jesus Christ, and particularly the attribute of omnipresence in relation to the God?Man. First, I introduce the subject matter by defining incarnation, set forth my presuppositions, express the thesis idea, namely that Jesus is omnipresent even in the incarnate state, and offer an outline of the book. Next, I discuss the modern era for a context in which to examine selected contemporary evangelical contributions to Christology. Then, I single out both kenotic and sub-kenotic proposals. After this, comes a survey of the early church. Patristic Christological development is chronicled from the second through the eighth century. Especially significant is the Chalcedonian definition, and the enhypostatic Christology that explains how Jesus Christ is one person in two natures. Also, I take a careful look at the Christological contribution of John Calvin. The famous extra Calvinisticum is examined in particular, as is Calvin?s use of communicatio idiomatum. In addition, I present biblical and theological arguments for the doctrine of omnipresence, and then specifically for the omnipresence of Jesus Christ. Next, I take look at Philippians 2:5-8. Here the discussion focuses on traditional exegesis that supports the kenotic and sub-kenotic Christology. I offer an alternate exposition which discounts kenotic Christology. Finally, there is a brief concluding chapter. The content of the book is briefly reiterated. Three important results of the study are set forth, namely that the thesis bests accords with the full deity of Christ, that the thesis does not encounter the problem of the ascended Christ exhibiting omnipresence, and the thesis becomes key in rightly conceiving the incarnation and thus correctly relating all the relative attributes to Christ. This work attempts to show that the common evangelical insistence that Jesus in the incarnate state has all divine attributes but does not exercise them cannot be sustained with the doctrine of omnipresence. Adversely, one should advocate both the possession and use of omnipresence for the incarnate Lord Jesus Christ in a non-kenotic model of Christology.

Source: http://wordswithbooks.com/omnipresence-jesus-christ-neglected-aspect-evangelical-christology

Other Places: Three Plays: A Kind of Alaska; Victoria Station; Family Voices

Book jacket/back: When this triptich of new plays by Harold Pinter opened in London in October 1982 it was celebrated by critics and audiences alike as an electrifying theatrical event that confirmed once again the author’s undisputed place in the forefront of today’s dramatists.

“The first two plays in ‘Other Places’ are strange, comic, ansd fascinating, but you would know they were Pinter if you met them in yoru dreams. However, the third play, ‘A Kind of Alaska,’ (which strikes me on instant acquaintance as a masterpiece) moves one in a way no work of his has ever done before…Never before have I Known a Pinter play to leave one so emotionally wrung through.” Michael Billington, The Guardian. “Harold Pinter is writing at the top of his powers…It has taken some of us time to learn Pinter’s language. He was never less obscure than here, or more profoundly eloquent about the fragile joy of being alive.” –John Barber, The Daily Telegraph

In “A Kind of Alaska,” a middle-aged woman wakes up after nearly thirty years passed in a coma induced by sleeping sickness. “Victoria Station” is a hilarious nocturnal dialogue on a car radio between a lost taxi driver and his controller; “Family Voices,” originally broadcast as a radio play and subsequently presented in a “platform performance,” is a set of parallel monologues in the form of letters which a mother, son and father may have written to each other but never exchanged.

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Dirty Talk: Speak the Language of Lust

Say it loud and say it proud!
Or say it low and say it slow. Anyone can learn to speak the language of lust. Here to help is Dirty Talk, an ultra-feminine, far-from-prim primer that pulls together everything a lady needs to know to loosen her tongue. With a velvety cover and enticing illustrations throughout, this little handbook starts off with loads of techniques to build erotic vocabulary and tips to tackle stage fright, then moves on to mastering the art of talking dirty deux. To wrap it all up, the book shows how a minx-in-the-making can raise dirty talk to the next level, with tips for taking erotic lingo outside the boudoir. Even the most ladylike will find lots of seductive options, proving that dirty talk doesn’t have to be cheap, unless, of course, it’s meant to be…

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