Heart Search

Heart Search Author Robin D. Owens
ISBN-10 9781101517291
Year 2011-08-02
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Penguin

Noble Laev T'Hawthorne must rebuild his life after marrying a woman he believed was his HeartMate, only to fall victim to her greed. Abandoned at 15, Camellia Darjeeling values her independence above all—even as her father and uncle emotionally scourge her and extort money. For Camellia, trusting men, even her HeartMate, is too risky. When Laev and Camellia meet, they refuse to acknowledge that they are true HeartMates. But their destiny cannot be avoided. . . .

Searching the Heart

Searching the Heart Author Karen Lystra
ISBN-10 9780195360639
Year 1992-06-25
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

In January 1862, Charles Godwin courted Harriet Russell, ultimately unsuccessfully, with the following lines: "Like cadences of inexpressibly sweet music, your kind words came to me: causing every nerve to vibrate as though electrified by some far off strain of heavenly harmony." Almost ten years later, Albert Janin, upon receiving a letter from his beloved Violet Blair, responded with, "I kissed your letter over and over again, regardless of the small-pox epidemic at New York, and gave myself up to a carnival of bliss before breaking the envelope." And in October 1883, Dorothea Lummis wrote candidly to her husband Charles, "I like you to want me, dear, and if I were only with you, I would embrace more than the back of your neck, be sure." In Karen Lystra's richly provocative book, Searching the Heart, we hear the voices of Charles, Albert, Dorothea, and nearly one hundred other nineteenth-century Americans emerge from their surprisingly open, intimate, and emotional love letters. While historians of nineteenth-century America have explored a host of private topics, including courtship, marriage, birth control, sexuality, and sex roles, they have consistently neglected the study of romantic love. Lystra fills this gap by describing in vivid detail what it meant to fall in love in Victorian America. Based on a vast array of love letters, the book reveals the existence of a real openness--even playfulness--between male and female lovers which challenges and expands more traditional views of middle-class private life in Victorian America. Lystra refutes the common belief that Victorian men and women held passionlessness as an ideal in their romantic relationships. Enabling us to enter the hidden world of Victorian lovers, the letters they left behind offer genuine proof of the intensity of their most private interactions, feelings, behaviors, and judgments. Lystra discusses how Victorians anthropomorphized love letters, treating them as actual visits from their lovers, insisting on reading them in seclusion, sometimes kissing them (as Albert does with Violet's), and even taking them to bed. She also explores how courtship rituals--which included the setting and passing of tests of love--succeeded in building unique, emotional bonds between lovers, and how middle-class views of romantic love, which encouraged sharing knowledge and intimacy, gave women more power in the home. Through the medium of love letters, Searching the Heart allows us to enter, unnoticed, the Victorian bedroom and parlor. We will leave with a different view of middle-class Victorian America.

Granddaughter of the Heart

Granddaughter of the Heart Author Grace L. Smith
ISBN-10 9780741493972
Year 2011-12-02
Language en
Publisher Infinity Publishing

"Why do I feel like part of me is missing? Even though I know a lot of people on my Mom's side of the family, I don't know my Dad or anyone from his family. Where is he? Does he think about me? Where is his family? Do they even know about me? Who are thes

Search with the Heart

Search with the Heart Author Leda A. McIntyre
ISBN-10 1462083994
Year 2012-05-17
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

What is love? small deliberate steps, standing side by side, hand in hand, eyes open, hearts connected, starting over sometimes. You and me. Check mark today. It all begins with chemistry—a magnetic attraction between two people that, if they are lucky enough, eventually transforms into love. In Search with the Heart, poet Leda McIntyre celebrates the many faces of this spectacular phenomenon, filled with moments of hope and longing, joy and anxiety, and the everyday blessings of trust and forgiveness. Anyone who has ever been in love has certainly felt some or all of the accompanying, sweeping emotions—desire, wistfulness, happiness, sorrow, and compassion. In her first compilation of poetry, McIntyre offers the inspirational, touching poems she has previously given as gifts tucked into luggage, mailed with cards, and folded in lunch bags. With an invitation to share the poems with the loves of their lives, McIntyre lyrically encourages others to reflect on deep feelings that make us all choose and believe in love despite its risks and uncertainties. Search with the Heart is a poignant collection of verse that honestly explores a passionate, often complex feeling, ultimately reminding all of us how important it is to experience love in our lives.

Heaven Without Her

Heaven Without Her Author Kitty Foth-Regner
ISBN-10 9781418536534
Year 2008-04-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc

A fascinating personal account of a libertarian feminist agnostic who discovered a dynamic faith. Kitty Foth-Regner was a secular feminist who had bought hook, line, and sinker the ideals and objectives of Betty Friedan's N.O.W. Kitty's mother-a woman of faith-became sick and clearly was destined to die rather quickly. And the author began to wonder about whether she would be in heaven with her mother someday. This led her on a personal journey of faith. Heaven Without Her is Foth-Regner's personal memoir of how she found, to her amazement, that all the evidence points to Christianity.

Into the Heart of Tasmania

Into the Heart of Tasmania Author Rebe Taylor
ISBN-10 9780522867978
Year 2017-01-30
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher Melbourne Univ. Publishing

In 1908 English gentleman Ernest Westlake packed a tent, a bicycle and forty tins of food and sailed to Tasmania. On mountains, beaches and in sheep paddocks he collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools. Westlake believed he had found the remnants of an extinct race whose culture was akin to the most ancient Stone Age Europeans. But Westlake encountered living Indigenous communities and unwittingly documented what he could not perceive: an Aboriginal people with a complex culture and a deep past.

Tani s Search for the Heart

Tani s Search for the Heart Author Keith Egawa
ISBN-10 061576911X
Year 2013-05-27
Pages 31
Language en

Heartbroken over the loss of her beloved grandmother, Tani, a Native American girl of the Coast Salish people, remembers her grandmother's parting advice to journey into the forest to search for "the heart of all things." Not knowing if she will recognize the answers she seeks, but certain she must abide by her grandmother's wishes, Tani embarks on a quest through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest; unexpectedly finding her way into a world of Coast Salish legend, tradition and self-discovery. Struggling with self-doubt, Tani is helped through the challenging terrain of her homeland by the wise animals of the forest, such as Bear, Otter and Salamander, the guiding spirit of her departed grandmother, and the magical Stick Indian, whose presence on the shadowy fringes once inspired fear in Tani. Through each new encounter with the animals along the way, Tani moves closer to reaching her goal and revealing the answers she has always carried within. With each step toward discovering her special place and purpose in the world, Tani's courage grows in the face of uncertainty; awakening her unique gifts and the collective wisdom shared by her people through generations. As her journey finds her standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Tani comes to learn that the heart of all things can be found in the most unexpected places, from her front doorstep to the distant ocean, with very little space between the questions and the answers. Told in the style of traditional Native American storytelling, this richly illustrated novella shares a subtle environmental conservation message with the reader while exploring the connections between self-confidence, self-reliance and the strength that is found in trusting friendships. Tani's Search for the Heart reminds us of our valuable connection to our ancestors and the natural world; fostering a growing respect for the people, lands and waters that sustain us all.

A Fez of the Heart

A Fez of the Heart Author Jeremy Seal
ISBN-10 9781509827411
Year 2016-02-11
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan

Jeremy Seal set out across Turkey, in the extremes of winter, to trace the astonishing history of a cone-shaped hat. He soon saw the fez as the key by which Turkey, beset by contradiction, might be understood. ‘Almost all you could ever need to know about modern Turkey, modern Turks and their one-time headgear. Extremely well written and very funny’ Eric Newby ‘Original and beautifully observed, the book reads like Chatwin with jokes’ Independent ‘Intelligent, funny and informative travelogue . . . Not so much a book about hats as a skilled and entertaining portrait of modern Turkey’ Sunday Times ‘Armchair travellers can rarely have had such a delightfully eccentric guide as Jeremy Seal . . . weaves history, personal and illuminating observation into a sprightly seamless whole’ Scotland on Sunday

The Heart of Ma Yuan

The Heart of Ma Yuan Author Richard Edwards
ISBN-10 9789888028658
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Hong Kong University Press

"Ma Yuan emerges as an artist who captures the reality of season, time, and mood in a dazzlingly abbreviated style that is nonetheless utterly convincing in its rendering of the natural world.---Maxwell K. Hearn Metropolitan Museum of Art ichard Edwards and Ma Yuan have something in common: both are deeply committed to the work of art and the medium of ink painting. And like Ma Yuan's brushwork, Edwards's prose couples formal restraint with expressive power. This book is a major contribution to the literature on the art of ink painting at the Southern Song court.---Robert Sharf University of California, Berkeley Ma Yuan, one of China's best-known artists, was a key figure in the period widely celebrated as the golden era of Chinese landscape painting. The Heart of Ma Yuan offers a careful discussion of Ma Yuan's painting as it emerged within the sophisticated artistic environment of Hangzhou in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. Beautifully illustrated with more than 300 illustrations from leading museums and private collections around the world, the book includes discussions of Ma Yuan's family of six generations of skillful painters, his many patrons, and his distinctive style in engaging Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist genres and his superb landscapes, including animals, flowers, and detailed studies of water. Widely noted for his own keen eye and masterful stylistic analysis, Richard Edwards cultivates the art of looking for a broad readership, from general art lovers to specialists in art history. As a Western scholar exploring the significance of a highly refined Eastern culture, he draws on natural history, poetry, and relevant contemporary writing as well as the work of other artists.

Search My Heart O God

Search My Heart  O God Author Kay Arthur
ISBN-10 9780307565518
Year 2008-12-24
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher WaterBrook

In her new daily devotional book, Search My Heart, O God, Kay Arthur walks with readers through 365 days of probing, challenging readings. Through insightful, thought provoking, and refreshing questions, readers will address the most important issues of life, bringing them back continuously to the answers in God's word and the desires of His loving heart. A one-year devotional uniquely designed to offer more than just inspiration and encouragement, Search My Heart, O God lovingly challenges and strengthens readers to live out their commitment to the Lord in dramatic, powerful ways every day. Within these pages, beloved Bible teacher Kay Arthur guides readers in a daily examination of their hearts before God. Through insightful, thought-provoking, and refreshing questions, Search My Heart, O God tackles such vital topics as marriage and family relationships, sexual purity, integrity, faith in the midst of hardship, trust in God's omnipotence, true surrender and obedience, daily priorities, contentment, perseverance, and more - urging readers to delve into God's Word for answers to the dilemmas of the day, and to let Scripture shine into the corners of their hearts. Written with the words of a loving friend and partner in the journey, Search My Heart, O God brings readers back time and again to the plumbline of God's Word so they can learn - and reflect every day - the values crucial to godly living. As always, Kay Arthur brings a perfect balance of exhortation and love, giving readers practical, biblical direction to start each day in full surrender to God. From the Hardcover edition.

In Search of the Heart

In Search of the Heart Author David F. Allen
ISBN-10 0975330616
Year 2004-10
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Curtain Call Productions, LLC

In Search of the Heart is a book that is clearly the fruit of a life in obedience to God and with deep care for people. David understands the complexity of human emotions and also the powerful influence of God's spirit in our everyday lives.--Henri Nouwen.