Software developer Honor Macklin believes she’s equal business partners with her philandering ex-husband, but when family responsibilities take her to Florida, she discovers her ex may have cheated her in more ways than one. Spirits at the Belleview Biltmore hotel try to help Honor by invading her dreams to share memories from the life of Darcy Loughman, a young Victorian woman with big problems of her own. When the two worlds collide, Honor and her new lover, Josh, along with his clairvoyant four-year-old son, try to figure out how Honor can use lessons from the past to change her destiny. The setting for this novel is the famous and currently endangered historic Belleview Biltmore Resort in Belleair, FL. The hotel was built in 1896 by one of Florida’s founding fathers, Henry B. Plant. The author is working with preservationists, hoping to find investors willing to save the wonderful, 820,000 sq. ft. hotel from demolition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Gittelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008908/bk_acx0_008908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mitch Magruder, former professional surfer, has built a dynasty of hotels since he retired. He's on the hunt for his next big score, and when he's back in his small Florida hometown for the holidays, he finds the ideal place to build his next luxury resort - right on the beach, with a perfect view of the waves. But Greta Mason owns a ramshackle hotel that's in his way, and she isn't willing to sell. Greta's held on to the small hotel her father left her with all of her heart. She's divorced with two children to raise, and this place is everything to her. And despite her former crush's insistence that he can make all her dreams come true, she isn't falling for Mitch Magruder - again. No matter how much his touch inflames her senses. Helping out with Greta's hotel and spending hot, passion-filled nights with her has Mitch thinking of things he's never imagined. Like permanence, love, and happily ever after. Now he has to convince Greta that he really can make all her dreams come true, and they have nothing to do with romancing her hotel out from under her. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Malone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006250/bk_tant_006250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After finding her fiancé in a compromising position, Jane heads to a private island resort in Key West to clear her head. There she meets Austin - six years younger than she is and the exact opposite of her fiancé in every way - he seems like the perfect prescription to cure her heartbreak. But everything changes when the virus that had previously only been a minor nuisance morphs into a full-blown epidemic. Three miles from the mainland and surrounded by ocean, Austin and Jane believe they’re safe from what’s happening in the world, but a virus knows no borders, and it isn't long before other guests start coming down with the illness. Zombie isn’t a word that anyone likes to throw around, but it’s the only explanation the couple can think of when one of the other hotel guests tries to eat Austin’s face off. As things go from bad to worse and Jane leans on Austin more and more, she soon finds herself wondering if her little trip to Florida wasn’t just the key to her survival, but also the key to finding a man who will love her the way she deserves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebekah Tyler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113126/bk_acx0_113126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Disney''s All-Star Music Resort is a resort that is part of the Walt Disney World Resort. It is one of four resorts in the Value Resort category, along with Disney''s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney''s All-Star Movies Resort, and Disney''s Pop Century Resort. The resort is located on the southern portion of the Walt Disney World Resort property near Disney''s Animal Kingdom. Disney''s All-Star Music Resort is a 1,604-room hotel featuring giant icons that that pay homage to classic music genres including Broadway show tunes, calypso, country, jazz and rock n'' roll. Disney''s All-Star Music Resort is the only Disney Value Resort with family suites. As a characteristic with all Disney Value resorts, the resort features a music theme with giant novelty items such as guitars, trumpets, and drums. The resort is designated in the Florida Green Lodging Program.
The Vinoy Park Hotel (also known as the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club) is a historic Mediterranean Revival styled hotel in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. It is located at 501 Fifth Avenue Northeast. On September 11, 1978, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Vinoy was built in 1925 by Aymer Vinoy Laughner. Construction began on February 5 and took 10 months to complete. The hotel was a seasonal hotel open from around December to March. Rates were $20.00 a night, the highest in the area at that time. The hotel was a popular destination for celebrities ranging from Babe Ruth, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge and James Stewart.
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'The perfume of the orange blossoms . . . the beauty of every scene, combine to make me wonder whether I am not in Paradise,' wrote one visitor to Winter Park, Florida, in 1918. Just five miles north of Orlando, Winter Park's oak-lined brick streets and its quiet lakes have been attracting visitors since the late 19th century, when U.S. president Chester A. Arthur declared, 'This is the prettiest spot I have seen in Florida.' The New Englandlike city in the heart of the subtropics was once home to the Seminole Hotel, the largest resort south of Jacksonville. In 1885, prestigious Rollins College was founded here, the first institution of higher learning in Florida.
David Harken, a young ex Florida Prosecutor goes to the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica BWI with his side kick, Colonel Ralph Rankin, to temporarily run Island House, the small resort hotel his friends are buying. During his stay on the island he falls for a Dominican girl, Lolly Pacer. He gets shot and loses her in a local coup d'tat attempt and then meets and romances an expatriate British girl, Liene Starling, who is returning from New York to the island to live. At this time an American shipping magnate, Alfred Bruner of Bruner Lines, works out a clever scheme to literally take over the island country. During this time Liene is sought out and pursued by Jason Dans, an ex-employer from New York who, believing Liene will likely alert the authorities to his illegal activities, comes to the island with a hired assassin to kill her, which ultimately involves the real life threat to Liene, David, and their friends at Island House.
From reviews of the first edition: 'A succinct and informed account of [Flagler's] leadership in transforming Florida's economy.'--'American Historical Review''An important contribution to the understanding of Standard Oil's extended partnership and how the personal desire of Flagler led to the early development of Florida's Atlantic Coast.'--'The Historian'Henry M. Flagler (1830-1913), the ambitious Gilded Age tycoon who designed and built much of Florida's fashionable east coast, rode to success on the rails. As John D. Rockefeller's closest adviser in the 1870s, Flagler helped assemble the Standard Oil empire. In this thoroughly researched biography, Akin shows that Flagler understood early in his career that cheap freight rates determined industrial profits. Portraying Flagler as an aggressive entrepreneur, Akin documents his shrewd negotiations to obtain reduced rates, rebates, and drawbacks from the railroads, thus assuring Standard Oil's national domination over oil transportation costs. Flagler drove himself as hard as he drove a bargain, obsessed with the desire to create a monument to himself that he called 'my domain.' His legacy was no less than modern Florida. In 1885, at the age of fifty-five, he turned his attention away from Standard Oil and began construction of the Ponce de Leon luxury hotel in St. Augustine, the city where he had honeymooned with his second wife. Realizing he could never fill its rooms unless better transportation with the North was available, he embarked on the second railroad venture of his lifetime, creation of the Florida East Coast Railway. Flagler's resort empire eventually included The Breakers in Palm Beach and the Royal Palm in Miami; his Atlantic coast railroad extended all the way to Key West, an engineering achievement that was called the 'eighth wonder of the world.' By the beginning of the twentieth century, Flagler dominated not just the resort and railroad industries in Florida but steamship and agricultural operations, too. Florida politicians gave his projects preferential treatment, even changing the state's divorce law so he could marry for a third time. Woven into this biography are details about Flagler's family, personality, three marriages, alienation from his only son, and devotion to the Presbyterian church--copy that fueled society gossip columns from New York to Palm Beach for decades. Edward N. Akin, author of Mississippi: An Illustrated History and other works on southern history, taught at Mississippi College in Clinton. His biography of Henry Flagler won the 1985 Phi Alpha Theta manuscript prize.