By Susan Mallery
Pet groomer Carina Fiore desires not anything greater than to admit her emotions to the fellow she loves. She's interested in veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's beauty, being concerned nature and particularly his devotion to his younger daughter. There's only one challenge — he's her boss. placing her middle at the line may possibly expense Rina either her activity and their friendship without end. but if a kiss less than the mistletoe unlocks the simmering ardour among them, Rina and Cameron could locate love for the vacations after all .
The Sheik and the Christmas Bride
When Prince As'ad of El Deharia concurs to undertake 3 orphaned American women, he does so on one — that their attractive instructor, Kayleen James, develop into their nanny. His plan is to depart her to accommodate the youngsters as he keeps his lifestyles, undisturbed. yet all that adjustments whilst Kayleen and the ladies invade the palace — and As'ad's middle — and alter it for the higher.
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It is, moreover, a story of a woman of aristocratic origins who has degenerated and lost her innocence, pride, and hope. ” In fact, this poem should be read as an allegory of disjunction during the general upheavals of history and revolution in our modern times. One way of reading it is to take this disjunction as existing between the individual and the history where he (she) is situated. While history has been 40 ● Contemporary Chinese Literature involved in a nonstop series of changes, movements, and turmoils, the individual’s inner world lags behind, becoming stagnant and unable to renew itself.
Duo Duo recognizes that what has most likely doomed Marina would equally be in the offing for him. This realization in turn helps him prepare for his own future. By appropriating the Russian poetess’s fate into the Chinese context, Duo Duo projects the present of China onto a comparative historical screen. Intertextuality becomes, for Duo Duo, the most immediate way to make sense of the labyrinth that he is in. ”49 This poem is divided, accordingly, into three parts: A, B, C. Part A reads like a summary of and commentary on the Russian Revolution itself: The year of nineteen seventeen descended On the sober and desolate land of the beginning of this century The heavy-hearted attention of history, moved to the East (…) A strange baby was born like this Descending from a clay womb Into the cold candlelight of the Winter Palace This rigid baby who could not get freedom Used his first cry to curse To shock—the whole world blessed by God This stubborn baby in a pool of blood Was what had been conceived long since And had been pushed to birth with violence by country folk That is: The International Proletariat (…) From then on history had been painted by artists and painting workers As red noons Red gravestones of predecessors, red Swords of revenge of the martyrs Just like Boris Pasternak’s novel, from which the poem derives its title, there is something very unorthodox and ambivalent about this depiction.
It is exactly this mark of history that will be, like Cain’s mark, the evidence of one’s doomed and impure (or bad) blood. Thus one cannot assert an easy binary opposition of independent individual subject versus the nation and history. Instead, as seen from “Blessings,” a farewell to the nation becomes impossible since here the nation is identified with the individual subject himself, and one’s alienation from the nation and history has, in fact, proved one’s deep embeddedness in the latter two.
A Christmas Bride by Susan Mallery