New Arrivals · Downloadable E-Books

July 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Amos hangs on

July 21, 2014
Newell, Jim, author.
© 2013.
1 online resource.
Like most house cats, Amos isn't owned by anybody, but he owns a human named Jeff. When Jeff's life is threatened, Amos has a reason for being a hero. If Jeff were to die, who would feed Amos, clean his litter box, brush his fur and generally look after him? So Amos takes matters into his own hands or rather his own claws and teeth - and does the job. A short story.

An uninvited guest

July 21, 2014
Trobaugh, Augusta, author.
© 2013.
1 online resource.
The end of segregation made little difference in the daily lives of old Miss Minnie and her day-helper, Lula. But when a figment of Miss Minnie's addled imagination threatens Lula's long-held job security, Lula uses the old, entrenched rules of segregation to dispel that figment -- with surprising results. A short story.

Nightlight

July 21, 2014
Dowell, Trey, author.
© 2013.
1 online resource.
Nine-year-old Kayla suffers from horrible dreams, along with the nagging fear that monsters will come for her in the night. Employees of the Stafford Sleep Clinic think they know better, until an astonished technician discovers that beyond all of the machines, wires, and monitors he trusts so completely, the little girl's fears may not be imaginary after all.

Date me, date my dog : finding Mr. Right for you and your pack

July 21, 2014
Jasheway, Leigh Anne, author.
© 2013.
1 online resource (135 pages)
Millions of single, dog-loving women are dog paddling in the dating pool with dog. And although the plethora of online, pet-lover dating sites may arguably make the business of finding Mr. Right for you and your pack easier, it can still be overwhelming. Date Me, Date My Dog: Finding Mr. Right for You and Your Pack is a LOL single woman's guide to dating that not only empowers you to hold out for a guy who loves you for the dog-loving woman you are, but also suggests ways to use your dog's sensibilities to find Mr. Right for you and your canine kid. Are you stuck in the endless loop of hooking up with bad boys your Chihuahua Charo wouldn't even look twice at? Or have you lost many a man to dogus-interruptus (otherwise known as canine voyeurism)? Whatever your issues may be, Date Me, Date My Dog barks up all the major problem areas single women with dogs face when trying to find Mr. Right.Date Me, Date My Dog will teach you the best places to meet your match and what to do once you've fetched him. It will also help you learn how to (among many others): 1. Communicate in English rather than dog speak. 2. Know when it's appropriate to let the crazy dog lady loose. 3. Decipher the language men use in personal ads. 4. Use astrology to glimpse the future relationship between your two BFFs. 5. Prevent dogus-interruptus!Equipped with a canine contract and dating capability test, Date Me, Date My Dog: Finding Mr. Right for You and Your Pack will help you successfully navigate the dog-eat-dog world of dating with humor and compassion and more than a little help from your faithful, furry, forever friend.

The Christmas angel : a holiday novel byte

July 21, 2014
Cangany, Jim, author.
Aloha, Oregon : Uncial Press, 2013.
1 online resource (21 pages)
Kaitlin didn't want to go to the Christmas Parade. Michael didn't, either. But when their chance meeting along the parade route is brought to an abrupt and all-too-soon end, an angel steps in to bring them back together. Kaitlin's beloved heirloom angel pin, to be more exact. Michael finds it on the ground after Kaitlin's gone. With only a name to go on, can he track her down to return the pin before the night ends, as he feels he must? Once she realizes it's gone, is there any chance she'll ever see it again? The only hope they have of finding each other and returning the pin to where it belongs rests with divine intervention and the absolute determination that only comes from true love.

A very special Christmas present : a regency novel byte

July 21, 2014
Knight, Susanne Marie, author.
Aloha, Oregon : Uncial Press, 2013.
1 online resource (18 pages)
Deidre's only brother was killed in the Napoleonic Wars, so romance is the furthest thing from her mind. However her young niece--Cupid's curly-haired accomplice--is determined to give Auntie Dee the best Christmas present ever.

Your next pastor : guidelines for finding God's person for your church

July 21, 2014
Bullock, Warren, author.
© 2013.
1 online resource (168 pages)
Will your church survive and flourish in what can be a hazardous and difficult event? Among the most difficult and traumatic times in the lifecycle of a congregation is the departure of a lead pastor and the arrival of a new lead pastor. Getting all the elements right, and in right order, for a good and healthy transition is an invaluable gift for the departing pastor, the arriving pastor, and the surviving congregation all of whose spiritual and emotional lives are most often turned upside down during the process of the change. In Your Next Pastor, Dr. Warren Bullock describes what constitutes a healthy pastoral transition with highly practical guidelines for everyone involved. He provides step-by-step details on how to get through the transition with clarity and directness including an appendix of helpful forms. This is not a book of theory, but a book of wise and gentle guidance based on Dr. Bullocks' many years of experience.

Un yanqui en la corte del rey Arturo [electronic resource] : Tomo I

July 21, 2014
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Santa Fe : El Cid Editor, 2009.
1 online resource (496 p.)
The Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a true reflection of the distrust of technology projects of the latter half of the nineteenth century, coupled with skepticism and disappointment that the same progress caused him to Mark Twain, one of the writers who best exemplifies the contradictions of his time. Start mocking and satirizing the medieval past and just questioning the superiority of this modern and industrialized.

Partners in prayer : advent 2013

July 21, 2014
Wathen, Erin, author.
© 2013.
1 online resource (32 pages)
Each year the writers of Partners in Prayer lead you on a journey of prayer and reflection through the Advent season. This year author Erin Wathen invites you on a journey to the heart of wilderness, where the Christmas season isn't about shopping or cookie parties. Travel through weekly themes with biblical characters as companions and discover how God called them off the beaten path and into new life. Many criticize the material, consumer-driven holiday without mention of a better way. But there must be one. If so many founders of our faith sought God in wilderness and emerged in the light of new life, then we can, too. What will come of moving with intention, seeking a desert path along the frantic highway? Come and see with Partners in Prayer 2013.

The odyssey of David and Edith Dolive

July 21, 2014
Dolive, David, author.
© 2012.
1 online resource (264 pages)
This is a true story of faith versus love. A Christian man has two paranormal experiences 24 years apart, and he and his wife are compelled to look for meaning and understanding in the most controversial book of all time, the Bible. Continued paranormal activity and traumatic events in their lives haunt them as they search for answers, but what they find is anything but a confirmation of faith. A line is drawn in the sands of time from Genesis to Revelation as what they discover pits them against one another in a no-holdsbarred fight for their sanity and their marriage. Only one person's faith will survive this odyssey through the Bible. Will love survive at all?

The greatest of these is love : inspiration from 1 Corinthians 13

July 21, 2014
Cline, Jan, author.
© 2014.
1 online resource (192 pages)
Here is a delightful women's devotional inspired by the great love chapter of the Bible--1 Corinthians 13. Thoughtful readings will speak to your heart, and lovely prayers, memorable quotations, and scripture passages add to the rich spiritual depth of the book. Set in a charming 4-color design with a bonus removable bookmark, The Greatest of These Is Love is inspiring and encouraging for women of all ages. It's the perfect book to give as a gift or for personal use.

Special delivery [electronic resource]

July 21, 2014
Dooly, Paige Winship.
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Pub, 2013.
1 online resource.
Cameron isn't in the market for romance. After a painful split with her husband, nurse-midwife Cameron is in need of a fresh start. But her relocation to Lullaby, Missouri, takes an unexpected turn when her divorce papers never arrive. . .and she learns the shattering truth why. Lullaby becomes more of a refuge than ever. Now if she can only focus on her life and not the eyes of handsome Seth. Bed and breakfast owner Seth is charmed by Cameron but just fine being alone. Since his fiancee became pregnant by and ran away with another man, he's not ready to open his heart to a relationship. He had better keep his distance. . . . But life keeps throwing them together; then the new pregnancy center where Cameron works is shut down for building code violations. Cameron and Seth rally to find an alternate plan, but will they be as successful in love?

Riches of the heart [electronic resource]

July 21, 2014
Davis, Tish.
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Pub, 2013.
1 online resource.
Glenna Mayfield has been taking care of the family business for more than ten years, but it looks as if her time of independence is up. After her father, an ex-convict, has a stroke, she decides she can't handle things on her own. With so much personal responsibility and past mistake s screaming in her head, Glenna has a hard time trusting anyone, especially those who have "served time." Brent Parker has served his time and is ready to get back to real life, but when he finds a job at the Marine Mammal Sanctuary, his new boss will hardly let him forget he has a criminal record. Can Brent convince Glenna that he's a changed man? Can Glanna learn to give people a second chance? Will Glenna and Brent be able to reveal the riches of their hearts?

Sweet lullaby [electronic resource]

July 21, 2014
Dooly, Paige Winship.
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Pub, 2013.
1 online resource.
Josie is ready for sweet change. A small town-girl at heart, Josie Alvarez is excited to leave her hectic job in Dallas for a counseling position in Lullaby, Missouri. Working at the new teen pregnancy center is just the move she needs. But as Josie settles into her life helping young mothers prepare for their futures, she realizes she has her own fears to overcome in the small lakefront town. Single dad Caleb Jackson juggles candy shop ownership and his job as youth pastor with raising his daughter, Sailor. When Josie needs some part-time work to supplement her income, Caleb is thrilled to offer her a job at La Dolce Vita hoping she'll be a positive influence on teenage Sailor and because her bubbly personality is hard to resist. When a startling secret about Sailor comes to light, Caleb feels like a failure as father and pastor. Can Josie remind him that God uses all situations for good? Will facing their fears together offer a sweet future for them all?

Prayers for a woman's heart.

July 21, 2014
© 2013.
1 online resource (256 pages)
Prayers for a Woman's Heart is a brand-new collection, filled with potent, power-packed prayers and uplifting scripture--offering you just the encouragement you need to greet each day. With more than 400 prayers, you're sure to find just the hope and inspiration you need for any area of life and benefit from a deeper and more meaningful connection to your heavenly Father.

Open the windows of heaven : blessings for women.

July 21, 2014
© 2013.
1 online resource (192 pages)
Every woman can use some heaven-sent blessings in her day. Here, in a brand-new book, are simple, heartfelt devotions that will speak to women of all ages Overflowing with thoughtful devotions, prayers, memorable quotations, and Bible promises, you'll find the blessings, encouragement, joy, and comfort your heart truly desires.

The dandy [electronic resource].

July 21, 2014
Rodgers, Nigel.
Chicago : Bene Factum Publishing, 2012.
1 online resource (373 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
A look at the phenomenon of the dandy from Regency England to the contemporary Congolese Sapeurs, with stops at Wodehouse, Wilde, Grant, and more. The dandy is not just an elaborately or even well-dressed man, nor is he an exclusively English phenomenon. He is something far more universal and intriguing, and this study explores his cultural significance. It starts with Beau Brummell, acknowledged as the very first dandy, a man whose ancestors had been servants, yet who invented a new paradigm of courtesy, wit, independence, and elegance to lord over.

Between sisters

July 21, 2014
©2006
1 online resource (78 pages) : color illustrations.
The sisterly bond has inspired writers from the ancient Greeks to Nora and Delia Ephron. Some of the best lines ever written on sisterhood are collected in this Little Book, Between Sisters. By turns poignant, piercing, tender, and funny, the words collected here speak in a language that only sisters truly understand. These insights are illustrated with touching original art.

L.A. child : and other stories

July 21, 2014
Jackson, Penny, author.
© 2013.
1 online resource (76 pages)
Before -- All Alices -- Two minute hero -- L.A. Child -- Gaijin -- My dinner with Schwartzey -- London bridges -- Louise in Charlestown -- Goa -- Somebodies -- Margaret's mother -- The boat to Ulster -- Don't.
In this collection of award-winning short stories, men, women and teenagers from London to Boston to Hiroshima to India grapple with the unpredictability of their lives. A teenager receives a gun from his best friend when he finds out his girlfriend has been unfaithful. A teacher in Hiroshima finds herself acting in a live sex show. A young man fakes an act of heroism at the George Washington Bridge so he can be famous. A hostess in a Wonderland-themed amusement park loses her identity to become the perfect Alice. And, in the Pushcart Prize-awarded title story, a group of disenfranchised young adults try to make sense of the artificial world that is Los Angeles.

The scent of blood (A Nathaniel Singer P.I. novel #1).

July 21, 2014
Miller, Raymond, author.
© 2013.
1 online resource (134 pages)
Andrew Carpenter was a celebrity doctor, a star in his field. Now he's dead, killed in a hit-and-run on the streets of Manhattan. The police think it was an accident, but his devastated wife is sure it was murder. Private detective Nathaniel Singer agrees to take the case. Singer had once dreamed of being a poet, but he's discovered that his true calling is the art of saving lives. He soon discovers that Carpenter had powerful, frightening enemies and powerful, frightening friends. And he soon finds himself caught up in a world of trouble. In The Scent of Blood, the first Nathaniel Singer novel, this literate, funny detective takes his place within the great tradition of the PI novel a worthy successor to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Robert B. Parker's Spenser.

Fledgling song

July 21, 2014
Gohren, Abbey von, author.
© 2013.
1 online resource (82 pages)
Fledgling Song traces the thought life and wanderings of Claire Sivert, a young Canadian woman living and studying biology in France. Caught between the wilderness landscapes of her native Manitoba and the winter-gray cityscapes of Paris, she struggles to find a firm footing. Besides yearning for a sense of place, she is also caught between two eras of her life. Painfully vivid memories from her childhood and tentative hopes rooted in the present intermingle as she moves through her days and records her musings in her faithful journal. Full of wonder and yet delicately unsure of herself, Claire learns through several encounters with new friends how to be bold and face her past and present, however imperfect.

The kingmaker

July 21, 2014
Springer, Nancy, author.
[San Francisco, California] : Untreed Reads, 2013.
1 online resource (11 pages)
"The fantasy world of Nancy Springer"--cover.
The daughter of the High King has a regal name, but she is small and plain, so everyone just calls her Wren. As a mere girl, she is not her father's heir; her cousin Korbye is. But Wren's infallible sooth-sense tells her that Korbyn would make no good king. Nor is sooth-sense her only fate. Wren is the Kingmaker. When an ancient and dangerous ring of power finds its way to her, how should she use it?

Junto a aguas de Reposo. Volumen 2 : 366 Meditaciones diarias con Plan para leer la Biblia en un año

July 21, 2014
©2008
1 online resource (379 pages)
Translation of "Beside the still waters."
This is a 366 day devotional book. The pieces found in this book were selected from the fourth, fifth, and sixth years of the bi-monthly devotionals distributed free throughout the United States by Still Waters Ministry of Clarkson Kentucky. These readings are as diverse as the men who wrote them. Few books will possess so many different challenges because few books have so many authors that hold your attention. There is a theme verse for each day and a short Bible reading at the end of each days reading. By following the Bible reading schedule at the bottom of each reading, you will read through the Bible in one year.

The shade of wisdom [electronic resource]

July 21, 2014
Kyle, Clifton.
[Goldsboro, NC] : Spirit Reign Publishing, 2013.
1 online resource (304 p.)
Willie's wisdom was shared under the shade of a tree. But even the wisest of us can veer off course. Read his story, and join this remarkable man as he embarks on an incredible 12-day journey to reclaim the wisdom that's been his voice and shelter in times and storms.

U.S. Army reconnaissance and surveillance handbook [electronic resource].

July 21, 2014
Army.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2013.
1 online resource (346 pages)
Throughout history, military leaders have recognized the importance of reconnaissance and surveillance. Gaining and maintaining contact with the enemy is essential to win the battle, and U.S. military history contains many examples where our knowledge of the enemy, or lack of knowledge, directly led to victory or defeat. The role of reconnaissance and surveillance has not diminished on the modern battlefield; if anything, it has become even more important. Battles at the combat training centers prove that a good reconnaissance and surveillance effort is critical to successful attacks.

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