Nestled in the picturesque village of Skaneatles, New York, The White Rose Inn is home to Amanda Cochran and her daughter Kristen. Amanda is an organized, independent business woman, happy and content with the status quo of her existence. Little did she know that meeting Jack Shannon, leading Hollywood heartthrob, would turn her safe little world upside down and sideways as the result of doing a favor for her daughter. In spite of all her attempts to remain sensible and down-to-earth, Jack manages to send her off the deep end, leaving her constantly treading water in an effort not to succumb to his charms. Within a matter of weeks, Amanda is forced to evaluate her life, reassess her relationship with her daughter and come to terms with her feelings about her past with ex-husband, Seth and a possible future with Jack. "Be My Guest" invites you into the midst of a quirky, seductive relationship between two people who weren't looking for love......until they tripped over it.
‘A brave and beautiful exploration into food, race, memory and the very meaning of life. I read it greedily - and so will you’ Meera Sodha, author of Fresh India The dinner table, among friends, is where the best conversations take place – talk about the world, religion, politics, culture, love and cooking. In the same way, Be My Guest is a conversation about all these things, mediated through the sharing of food. We live in a world where some have too much and others not enough, where migrants and refugees are both welcomed and vilified, and where most of us spend less and less time cooking and eating together. Priya Basil explores the meaning and limits of hospitality today, and in doing so she invites us to consider that how much we have in common may depend on what we are willing to share.
On holiday in Portugal, to take their daughter’s mind off a troubled love affair, the Channing family are befriended by the hospitable Baronesa Narvao—but soon find her hospitality something of an embarrassment.
Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest. And he cameas a homeless man, a stranger, a friend. Marian Korth and her partner, Mim Jacobson, have served breakfast to thousands of overnight guests in their home, but they didnt bother to offer a cup of coffee to a homeless man huddling on their doorstep one cold winter morning. Why didnt they welcome this Jesus into their home? Marian has more to learn about hospitality, even after sixty years of adventures in hospitality. She can tell stories about being hospitable (or not) from: Growing up on a small dairy farm in Wisconsin Living in Chicago for twenty years Returning to Wisconsin and turning their farmhouse into a bed and breakfast Providing end-of-life care for guests who live with Marian and Mim in their home Transforming their bed and breakfast into a spiritual retreat center Kindness is the common thread that runs through all these adventures in hospitality. The first verse Marian memorized as a child was Ephesians 4:32, Be ye kind, one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christs sake hath forgiven you. (She memorized it and still thinks about it in the King James Version.) In these stories, Marian reflects on what God is telling her about being hospitable. She thinks its pretty exciting to know that God has told us, Be ready with a meal or a bed when its needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! (Hebrews 13:2 The Message)
The migration crisis of recent years has elicited a double response: on the one hand, many states have responded by tightening border controls, in an attempt to restrict population movements, while on the other hand many citizens have responded by welcoming new arrivals, offering them shelter, food and whatever help they could provide. By so doing, they have re-awakened an old form of anthropology that was long-considered to be dead – that of hospitality. In this book, Agier develops an original anthropology of hospitality that starts from the reality of hospitality as a social relationship, albeit an asymmetrical one, in which each party has rights and duties. He argues that, with the decline of state and religious support, hospitality is now making a comeback at individual and municipal levels but these local initiatives, while important, are insufficient to respond to the scale of migration in the world today. We need a new hospitality policy for the modern era, one that will regard hospitality as a right rather than a favour and will treat the stranger as a guest rather than as an alien or an enemy. This timely and original book will be of great interest to students and scholars in anthropology, sociology and the social sciences generally, and to anyone concerned with migration and refugees in the world today.
This fifteen-unit course deals with the many situations in which hotel employees meet guests, including reception, restaurant and bar work, answering the phone, giving directions, dealing with guests' problems, writing short e-mails and letters, suggesting places to visit and explaining how things work. A Teacher's Book and Audio CD are also available.
Three years ago, Lord Miles Colbourne, the Duke of Lymington, was tasked with becoming guardian to one of his best friend’s wards. Already having one troublesome ward in his home, Miles hesitated to take on another. Now, he cannot imagine life without Lady Georgie, as she does a fine job managing his affairs, even if she is something of a bluestocking. However, his friend Lord Ashbrook has returned to London and seems to want his ward back. Which is something of a problem, as Miles isn’t certain he wishes her to leave. In fact, he’s fairly certain he wishes to keep her! Despite her initial hesitation, Lady Rebecca Georgiana “Georgie” Booth has come to enjoy living in Miles’ household. Yes, he is known as “The Grumpy Lord” but he truly isn’t that terrible. In fact, he can be rather charming. She has also found a home in Lymington House, one that gives her a measure of peace and safety she’s been without for so long. Now if only something could be done about Miss Alice Hastings, Miles’ other ward who is with child by an unknown gentleman, her life would be just fine! When Miles’ grandmother arrives in London and packs up Georgie, Alice and the entire household so that they can retire to the country, Miles is given no choice but to follow. However, it soon becomes clear that being this close to Georgie is a temptation he cannot resist. No matter how much he should! Can Miles and Georgie find a love between them that will last or will other forces keep them separated forever? Find out in A Chance to Be His, the twenty-seventh novel in the Tales from Seldon Park series! This 81,220-word novel is written in the modern, Regency romance style for a slightly hotter and sexier read. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
Mary, a 60 year old widow and the mother of three grown children has made an oath to remain celibate until she marries again. So far, it has been easy to keep her vow. A sudden snow storm brings Michael, a 62 year old multimillionaire to her home, almost frost bitten. Because of their unwavering faith in God, they knew they were fated to be together for life. Although the vow was a constant reminder while they waited for their wedding day, as the time grew nearer, something was wrong. Michael has a premonition that something is going to happen that will not be good, and this adds to the impending doom they feel. Will they reach the joy they seek in an everlasting life together?
A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.
Cameron Knight is a fearless troubleshooter on a mission in the desert kingdom of Baslaam.... Leanna DeMarco is a ballerina; she's been abducted to dance for the sultan of Baslaam.... When the sultan offers Leanna to Cam, he sees a way to escape with her across the sands. But she's temptation! Can Cam resist taking the sultan's gift?
In a brand-new series, the Disney Institute reveals the strategies that have sealed Disney's extraordinary reputation in a highly competitive and ever-evolving business environment. This edition features anecdotes and case studies from various companies that describe how they adopted the techniques learned in the Institute's seminars to create an environment that nurtures success.
Kasius, a mountain of moderate elevation, stands on a tongue of land that projects from the coast between the south of Palestine and Egypt. It is washed on the north by the sea which, on this day, is not gleaming, as is its wont, in translucent ultramarine; its more distant depths slowly surge in blue-black waves, while those nearer to shore are of quite a different hue, and meet their sisters that lie nearer to the horizon in a dull greenish-grey, as dusty plains join darker lava beds. The northeasterly wind, which had risen as the sun rose, now blew more keenly, wreaths of white foam rode on the crests of the waves, though these did not beat wildly and stormily on the mountain-foot, but rolled heavily to the shore in humped ridges, endlessly long, as if they were of molten lead. Still the clear bright spray splashed up when the gulls dipped their pinions in the water as they floated above it, hither and thither, restless and uttering shrill little cries, as though driven by terror. Three men were walking slowly along the causeway which led from the top of the hill down into the valley, but it was only the eldest, who walked in front of the other two, who gave any heed to the sky, the sea, the gulls, and the barren plain that lay silent at his feet. He stopped, and as soon as he did so, the others followed his example. The landscape below him seemed to rivet his gaze, and it justified the disapproval with which he gently shook his head, which was somewhat sunk into his beard. A narrow strip of desert stretched westward before him as far as the eye could reach, dividing two levels of water. Along this natural dyke a caravan was passing, and the elastic feet of the camels fell noiselessly on the road they trod. The leader, wrapped in his white mantle, seemed asleep, and the camel-drivers to be dreaming; the dull-colored eagles by the road-side did not stir at their approach. To the right of the stretch of flat coast along which the road ran from Syria to Egypt, lay the gloomy sea, overhung by grey clouds; to the left lay the desert, a strange and mysterious feature in the landscape, of which the eye could not see the end, either to the east or to the west, and which looked here like a stretch of snow, there like standing water, and again like a thicket of rushes.