Being married to the son of a gangster wasn't easy, but Angel and Demetrius Shepherd had an everlasting love and doubted that anything could tear them apart. But when Don Shepherd, Demetrius' father goes to war with another gangster, and destroys a city in the process, the city fights back and Demetrius is arrested along with his father. Angel will do anything to get her husband out of jail, but when she is forced to meet with a man who tormented her years ago, things turn really bad really quick. Angel tries to lean on Demetrius to get through these devastating circumstances, but it's too much for Demetrius too handle so he turns his back on her. Feeling alone, Angel finally turns back to God. It is the power of God that gives her the strength to do what must be done for her children. Demetrius and Angel's love is tested to the point of no return, now the two of them must figure out a way to get back to the love they once knew. Family Business II (Sword of Division) is explosive. This story will leave you wanting more and more of the Family Business series.
Author: Vanessa Miller
Release Date: 2016
Family Business II (Sword of Division)Being married to the son of a gangster wasn’t easy, but Angel and Demetrius Shepherd had an everlasting love and doubted that anything could tear them apart. But when Don Shepherd, Demetrius’ father goes to war with another gangster, and destroys a city in the process, the city fights back and Demetrius is arrested along with his father.Angel will do anything to get her husband out of jail, but when she is forced to meet with a man who tormented her years ago, things turn really bad really quick. Angel tries to lean on Demetrius to get through these devastating circumstances, but it’s too much for Demetrius too handle so he turns his back on her. Feeling alone, Angel finally turns back to God. It is the power of God that gives her the strength to do what must be done for her children.Demetrius and Angel’s love is tested to the point of no return, now the two of them must figure out a way to get back to the love they once knew.Family Business II (Sword of Division) is explosive. This story will leave you wanting more and more of the Family Business series.
This is the first systematic study of the succession process of Chinese family businesses which reveals what is truly happening during the time of hand-over. In explaining the features of the Chinese way of succession, special attention is paid to the transfer of social capital and guanxi, among other cultural and socioeconomic contexts, which could impact the behaviours and decisions of the family business stakeholders. Carefully selected 63 cases of family firms and the authentic words and experiences of the founders and their second generation are of high relevance in helping the readers to understand Chinese family businesses and their successions as well as to learn from their successes or failures.
Author: Sylvia Junko Yanagisako
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science
Drawing on ethnographic and archival research on 38 firms in northern Italy's silk industry, Sylvia Yanagisako illuminates the cultural processes through which sentiments, desires, and commitments motivate and shape capitalist family firms. She shows how flexible specialization is produced through the cultural dynamics of capital accumulation, management succession, firm expansion and diversification and the reproduction and division of firms. In doing so, Yanagisako addresses two gaps in Marx's and Weber's theories of capitalism: the absence of an adequate cultural theory of capitalist motivation and the absence of attention to kinship and gender. By demonstrating that kinship and gender are crucial in structuring capitalist action, this study reveals these two gaps to be different facets of the same omission. A process-oriented approach to class formation and class subjectivity enables the author to incorporate the material and ideological struggles within families into an analysis of class-making and self-making.
Author: Ellen Kushner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-11-03
Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power and prestige in the city's labyrinth of streets and ballrooms, theatres and brothels, boudoirs and salons. Into this alluring and alarming world walks a bright young woman ready to take it on and make her fortune. A well-bred country girl, Katherine knows all the rules of conventional society. Her biggest mistake is thinking they apply. Katherine's host and uncle, Alec Campion, the capricious and decadent Mad Duke Tremontaine, is in charge here - and to him, rules are made to be broken. When he decides it would be far more amusing for his niece to learn swordplay than to follow the usual path to ballroom and husband, her world changes forever. And there's no going back. Blade in hand, it's up to Katherine to ?nd her own way through a maze of secrets and betrayals, nobles and scoundrels - and to gain the power, respect, and self-discovery that come to those who master . . . the privilege of the sword.
Author: Vanessa Miller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Family-owned business enterprises
When Street Meets Jesus Anything Is Possible...Demetrius Shepherd is the only son of Don Shepherd, a notorious gangster who ruled the streets of Ohio with an iron fist. He spent many years grooming his son in their business. Loyalty to the family was expected at all cost, but when Demetrius breaks the rules and goes against the family, only God can stop the wrath of Don Shepherd.Angel Barnes always thought she would follow in the footsteps of her beloved father and become a preacher. But after her father messed up and destroyed their family, Angel wants nothing to do with the life she once knew. By the time she meets Demetrius Shepherd, Angel resembles nothing of the child she used to be.Demetrius believes that he and Angel are cut from the same cloth and he is betting on a lifetime of love with her. But Demetrius will soon discover that while the Shepherd's family business is full of gambling, stealing and killing, the Barnes' family is in the business of saving souls. Demetrius is caught between a rock and a hard place because he wants no part of either business, but for the sake of family, he and Angel will have to choose one. ~~~~Angel and Demetrius were destined to be together. Not because of the unyielding love they have for one another, but because of the child who will be born with the knowledge of God and the streets. This son will proclaim the truth of God to the nations and will one day change the outlook of the Shepherd family business... but you'll have to continue reading the Family Business series to discover how this comes to be.
Author: Guy LoFaro
Release Date: 2011
Provides a narrative of the 82nd Airborne Division, who spent more time in combat than any other American airborne unit during World War II, weaving together insightful analysis of the division's exploits with the voices of soldiers who served there.
Author: Peter Lerangis
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Spies report that Amy and Dan Cahill seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known, but his secrets are well-guarded and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.
When their children are threatened, Angel and Demetrius are tested: Angel must decide if their love is enough, while convincing the vengeful Demetrius to trust in God. Demetrius continues to struggle with his gangster heritage and the constant pull of the life his father wanted for him.
A quiet, flame-haired beauty with secrets of her own...She's nothing he expected and everything he really needs Lady Aila Graham is destined for the convent, until her brother's death leaves her an heiress. Soon she is caught between hastily arranged marriage with a Highland warrior, the Abbot's insistence that she take her vows, the Scottish Laird who kidnaps her, and the traitor from within who betrays them all. Padyn MacLaren, a battled-hardened knight, returns home to the Highlands after years of fighting the English in France. MacLaren bears the physical scars of battle, but it is the deeper wounds of betrayal that have rocked his faith. Arriving with only a band of war-weary knights, MacLaren finds his land pillaged and his clan scattered. Determined to restore his clan, he sees Aila's fortune as the answer to his problems...but maybe it's the woman herself. The Highlander Series: The Highlander's Sword (Book 1) The Highlander's Heart (Book 2) True Highland Spirit (Book 3) Praise for Amanda Forester: "This clever combination of wit, romance, and suspense strikes all the right notes." -Booklist, Starred Review on A Wedding in Springtime "Plenty of intrigue keeps the reader cheering all the way." — Publishers Weekly "Passionate and spellbinding!" — Mary Wine, acclaimed author of Highland Heat
The Shepherd family has come a long way. Demetrius has finally stepped out of his father, Don Shepherd's shadow and is living for the Lord. But Demetrius has to find a way to forgive Don before it's too late. Don Shepherd has been no angel and with his last days in front of him, he begins to realize that he has a lot to atone for. But has his heart been so hardened that he can't accept the forgiveness he so desperately needs? By all accounts, God was showing up and showing out in Dam Shepherd's life. He had just graduated from college, was about to begin his ministry and had met the woman he planned to marry... then his grandfather became deathly ill and one of his brothers overdosed. Dam is left questioning his ministry while he struggles to get his family to come together. Amarrea Harris refused to forgive her father and wanted nothing to do with him. But if she can't find a way to forgive the first man she ever loved, she would never be able to accept the love Dam wants to give her. Family Business 5 is about God's ability to forgive horrendous sin and our ability to step out of God's way.
Author: Sarah Zettel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-05-01
For five hundred years, the great southern empire of Hastinapura has flourished, ruling the world of Isavalta with an iron fist. But nothing lasts forever . . . The day of her womanhood ceremony finds Princess Natharie of Sindhu happily celebrating with her family, joyfully awaiting her marriage to a prince of another realm. However, when the empire demands that her family send someone to court, Natharie realizes that she is the only one who can satisfy the empror’s wishes. As Natharie spends time in the Hastinapura court, she learns of the empire’s bloodthirsty worship of the Mothers and of the intention of their high priest, Divakesh, to spread their worship beyond the empire - including into neighboring Sindhu - at any cost. These plots threaten to pit Natharie’s homeland against Hastinapura in a disastrous war. Appalled by the power and brazenness of the emperor’s brother, Pirnce Samudra, she realizes as each day brings war ever nearer, that the powerful prince may be her only hope to prevent a war that could destroy them all.
Author: Chad Pastor
Release Date: 2014-08-28
Marcus Harper is a FBI agent who is assinged a case that gives him a glimps into a world most know nothing about. The case almost kills him. Due to his actions during the case he is reassigned to the Unknown Division. There he is partnered with a sarcastic agent named Jack Priest. Marcus learns in this division they deal with vampires,werewolves,jinn,shapshifters,angels and demons. He also learns of an old race known as the nephilim. They are half man half angel, and they have a mission. Its on Marcus Harper, Jack Priest, and the Unknown Division to stop the nephilim.