By Susan Mallery
The unrelenting cheer in Fool's Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. She discovered early on that Christmas miracles don't take place, a minimum of no longer for her. And this yr appears like no exception. An damage has compelled her to come back to the relatives fold, irrespective of that they're estranged. She won't upload to the awkward situation through being seduced through the bad-boy charms of her brother's ally, the final guy she may still ever are looking to date. even if she's recruited to degree the Fool's Gold wintry weather competition, she vows to do as promised, then circulate ahead together with her existence anyplace yet here.Jaded legal professional Dante Jefferson is being used to the backwater city he now reluctantly calls domestic, however the pounding of little dancers' ft above his transitority place of work is greater than any guy must have to take! whilst he confronts their attractive instructor, he's unprepared for the charm that sears him right down to the soul. Evie is his most sensible friend's sister--off-limits until he's prepared to danger his middle. Dante has consistently believed that love is the main risky strength within the universe, yet that was once sooner than he needed to reckon with the magic of a undeniable small city, the place miracles do appear to happen....
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It turned out that Duo Duo spent the eve of his departure on Tiananmen Square and witnessed another turn of twentieth-century Chinese history, an event that in the future would be known as June Fourth. Upon his arrival in England, he found himself, all of a sudden, the focus of Western media attention, and his identity that of a dissident poet. Soon after, he, like so many fellow members of the so-called Misty Poetry generation, such as Bei Dao, Gu Cheng, and Yang Lian, became a poet in exile, and rose from relative obscurity to international fame.
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