Through an innovating collection of sources which brings together reform, theatrical, and legal texts, The Wayward Woman: Progressivism, Prostitution, and Performance in the United States, 1888–1917 explores the Progressive attitudes toward gender roles, racial formations, and the relationship between the citizens and the state.
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"Writing the Wayward Wife" is a study of rabbinic interpretations of sotah, the law concerning the woman suspected of adultery (Numbers 5: 11-31). The book identifies the emergence of two major interpretive themes: the emphasis on legal procedures, and the condemnation of adultery.
Analyzes female agency, gendered violence, and transactional sex in contemporary Papua New Guinea. Focusing on Huli "passenger women," this work explores the socio-economic factors that push women into the practice of transactional sex, and asks how these transactions might be an expression of resistance, or even revenge.
Diamonds, Deception and the Debutante Belle Ainsley’s arrival in London has already caused somewhat of a stir. Tarnished with scandal, she knows her reputation is in tatters. But can falling from grace be so utterly terrible when wickedly handsome Lance Bingham seems more than willing to catch her?
Set in wartime London, the second novel in The Hooper Family series continues the story that began with A Corner of the Heart: the saga of an East End clan that knows both the Shadwell docklands and the world of books and broadcasting. The war everyone dreaded has begun at last, but for Susan Cahill it is more an adventure than a tragedy. Helped by a white lie about her marriage to Danny she has a new job as a producer's assistant at the BBC and glamorous new friends, including one American war reporter who has made London his base and Susan his target. Danny is also working for the BBC, sharing a room in a freezing farmhouse in Evesham, working long hours monitoring German radio broadcasts - and worrying about Susan. Stuck in London when the blitz begins, Susan's sister-in-law, Breda Hooper, faces up to the worst with a small son at home and a husband in the fire service. Then her Italian father, hiding out from both the authorities and his former partners in crime, prepares to leave Breda a legacy as explosive as any German bomb.
Told from the perspective of three very different characters, The Wayward Wife is at its essence a tale of friendship, love and betrayal based on the story of Hosea and Gomer in the bible. In this variation of the proverb, the socialite wife of Jon Dupont, owner of Atlanta's prominent architectural firm, and herself an operator of a church founded halfway house for single women with children, Janine Dupont seems to have it all. But under the façade of her fancy lifestyle, resides a woman who is broken and unable to control her illicit behavior.Her husband, Jon Dupont is an extremely successful businessman with his best friend from college. He's in leadership at his church and loves his two children, but for him - the nagging doubt about what may be revealed about his other life and what his wife is up to, plague him.Robert Matthews has been released from prison on a mission: get Janine back at any cost. Now the owner of Douglas Detective Agency, Jon's ex-best friend and ex-pro football player is back into the swing of things. As he weaves his way back into all of their lives in the most insidious and unexpected ways, what will be the end result? When these three perspectives collide, who will be left standing and will God's will prevail despite the circumstances?
Layla has been cursed with terrible luck ever since she decided to fly to the desert nation of Al Ankhara in search of the father she never knew. After their reunion, her father tricks her, locks her up in his estate and gives her away, as if she’s an object, to be married to an unknown enemy! But it’s not like Layla to give up easily. She manages to escape her guard and make a run for it, until she’s spotted by none other than the handsome and haughty Sheikh Halil.
The Ekelund family moved to Canada in 1903 and settled in what is now Southern Alberta when Bertha, their sixth child was only five years old. Growing up in a family that was torn apart by the tragedy of their mother’s death, Bertha developed an independent and unpredictable approach to life. “This is the truth, is it not?” she writes to her sister at one point, confirming her belief that the truth could be bent at will. Smart, creative, bold and impulsive, Bertha spent her life trying to leave her family roots in Alberta, only to return with frequently disastrous consequences. She was married at seventeen in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and divorced at twenty-seven in San Francisco, California, only to remarry the same man a few years later. This is the love story and the life story of Bertha Marshall (Ekelund).
Not to be outdone by her sisters' marriage-producing scandals, quiet and withdrawn Madison Banks quickly finds herself walking down the aisle to a man who has secretly loved her for years. Her groom, however, has no idea how to show his new bride that he truly loves her and following a bungled wedding night, finds himself in a position to either win his wife once and for all or lose her forever. Can he prove himself worthy of her? Will she accept his love? Or will jealousy and past insecurities tear the pair apart?