He loved her beyond anything and everything - precisely why he couldn't ever marry her.Love - sentimental drivel for insipid, weak, feckless fools. A wounded hero.Since an explosion ravaged Captain Morgan Le Draco's face and cost him his commission in the Royal Dragoons, he's fortified himself behind an impenetrable rampart of cynicism and distrust. Now destitute and shunned by the very society that once lauded his heroics, he's put aside all thoughts of marrying and having a family. Until he risks his life to save a drowning woman. At once, Morgan knows Shona's the balm for his tortured soul, but as a wealthy, titled noblewoman, she's too far above his humble station and can never be his.Love - a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face.An intrepid wallflower.Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona, Lady Atterberry believes she's utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of gauche shyness, until a strapping, scarred stranger saves her life, and she can't deny her immediate, powerful, and sensual attraction to him. Despite how ill-suited they are and innuendos that Captain Le Draco is a fortune-hunter, she cannot escape her growing fascination.Two damaged souls searching for love.Others are determined to keep them apart, and Shona is goaded into placing a wicked wager. One that sets her upon a ruinous path and alienates the only man who might have ever loved her. Is true love enough to put their pasts behind them, to learn to trust, and heal their wounded hearts?Caution: This audiobook contains one devilish, seemingly irredeemable rogue, an on-the-shelf wallflower who dabbles in wicked wagers, an unexpected and most enticing swim in a lake, a villainess you’ll want to shove into said lake, and a cast of captivating secondary characters with their own 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108320/bk_acx0_108320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The book explores the use of proverbs to inculcate Shona and Israelite values. It is not about the origins of proverbs. Rather, it focuses on the use of proverbs in both societies educational and judicial institutions namely: the family, the gates and the royal court. The area of social institutions, orality and literacy has been and continues to be a subject of debate among Old Testament scholars. We do not claim to be able to solve this problem, but intend to contribute to the debate. The book therefore seeks to show that it is illuminating to compare Israelite proverbs with those of the pre-colonial Shona that reflect an agricultural background and concern for family life. It examines Niditch s argument in challenging the diachronic approach to orality and literacy. She argues for an oral/literacy continuum. The kernel of her argument shows the possibility that literary works in a traditional culture often share the characteristics of orally composed works.