A Winning Hand or A Bad Draw?
When womanizing gambler Nate Rambler wins Magnolia Manor in a poker game, he plans to sell the plantation to finance a long-desired gaming den. He soon learns that the windfall comes with obligations even he can’t ignore. Slaves in need. Repairs. Crops that need harvesting. And four children orphaned by their father’s recent suicide. Then the beautiful nun arrives.
Believing she has killed her abusive stepfather, Lisette Antilly flees her home and stows away on a paddle wheeler where she is befriended by a nun on her way to instruct four orphans. When Lisette survives an engine explosion and is found wearing Sister Dominique’s habit, she accepts being mistaken for the nun as the answer to her prayers. How better to hide from the law? Unfortunately, she can’t hide from the emotions the handsome owner ignites inside her.
A man who wants no roots. A woman determined to keep her home at all costs. Can an aimless gambler forced into responsibility and a phony nun running from a murder charge find love amidst a crooked game of lies and treachery and a deck stacked against them?
In “Fall of the raven”, written by Thymournia (Ali Sheikhaleslami), the artist is exquisitely pairing fine art photography with poetry, taking the reader through a complex journey of photographs and words entwined. As the story of the raven develops, each part is accompanied by its visual pair, a fine art photograph with the ever present raven as the main subject, in a world of sceneries that brings to life the heavy, deep darkness of the written lines, and the words are about life and nothing more. The book is highly representative for the artist, as his deeply personal work comes from a dark past and the blank future, often using the symbol of the “Raven” as the one witnessing all its surroundings while being isolated and doomed, silenced and ignored because of all the reality he has seen and all the bitter truth he has to offer, all resulting in visual and written artworks that are heavy and true, with a deep feeling of sorrow and nostalgia.
Humorous guide on failure reveals true nature of how to succeed
Everyone in the world has failed at something at some point in their lives. For many, failure is a daily occurrence. To help them and everyone who fears failure, a new self-help guide has been published that is aimed at getting people to open up and talk about the topic.
The new tongue-in-cheek guide is called ‘How to Fail Fantastically’ by serial failure-ist, Ken Williams, who says we shouldn’t fear failure, but embrace it.
Through the companion guide, Williams shows that with a sense of humour and sense of purpose, anyone can fail fantastically. In fact, he demonstrates that failure is not this big, bad monster, but a major precursor to success.