Manna from Heaven [NOOK Book]

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Danger and desire ignite when Charlotte Bates drives straight into a DEA agent's hot pursuit of a drug smuggler. But when the lawman takes Charlie hostage, an electrifying adventure begins....
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Manna from Heaven

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Overview

Danger and desire ignite when Charlotte Bates drives straight into a DEA agent's hot pursuit of a drug smuggler. But when the lawman takes Charlie hostage, an electrifying adventure begins....
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476700076
  • Publisher: Pocket Star
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 110
  • Sales rank: 14,941
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Karen Robards is the author of more than forty novels and one novella. A regular on the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among others, she is the mother of three boys and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
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THE GREEN GLARE OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL was the only illumination in the pitch-dark cockpit.

“Ready?” Skeeter Todd stood by the door of the small Cessna, tightening the harness of his parachute. At his feet, perhaps three dozen duffel bags slumped, each equipped with its own parachute.

“Yeah.” Jake Crutcher rose from the copilot’s seat and moved toward Skeeter, checking his own parachute as he went. Then, in a gesture as automatic as a breath, he rubbed a hand over his chest to make sure that his Glock was still securely holstered. It was.

Skeeter opened the door. Cold night air rushed through the plane’s interior. Bracing himself against the sudden gale, Jake went to work helping Skeeter toss the duffel bags out into the night sky. They were flying low, and the specially designed search light was on, making it easy to identify their target, a narrow line of grassy fields in the midst of a heavily forested section of western Tennessee. A river ran nearby, and landing their cargo in that would be a disaster.

“Just think, in about six hours from now I’ll be sippin’ a cold brew and sittin’ in a hot tub with my baby.” Skeeter stopped working to grin at Jake. Jake didn’t grin back. His expression was grim.

“Like I told you, I don’t think dragging your girlfriend into this was a good idea.” Jake kept on heaving bags out the door, his booted feet planted wide apart so that he wouldn’t slip. Skeeter was twenty-five years old, little more than a kid, a feckless, reckless fool who had no idea of the magnitude of what he’d gotten himself into.

“Laura’s okay. I’d trust her with my life. Anyway, I didn’t want to leave my truck parked out here for a week. Somebody might have stolen it.”

That was so damned stupid that Jake didn’t even bother to reply.

“There she is, right on time.” Jake’s silence either didn’t register, or it didn’t bother Skeeter. He sounded as cheerfully unconcerned as if he’d arranged for his girlfriend to meet him at a movie. Together, they tossed the last couple of bags over the side. Then Skeeter straightened and gave Jake a mock salute.

“See ya on the ground,” Skeeter said, and stepped out the door. At the last second Jake noticed that a duffel bag was tied to Skeeter’s waist.

Damned stupid kid, Jake thought, and stepped toward the door. Hanging onto the edge, he glanced down. Skeeter was nowhere in sight. Of course, it was dark as hell, and the kid would have been blown back behind them by the force of the wind. But far below he could see two tiny pinpricks of light that could only be the headlights of Skeeter’s approaching truck with the unknown Laura at the wheel.

To get mixed up in something like this, she had to be as big an idiot as Skeeter, Jake thought, and that was saying a lot. Shaking his head, he looked up at the pilot.

“I’m outta here,” Jake mouthed, knowing the man wouldn’t be able to hear over the roaring wind. He waved, and the man waved back.

Then Jake jumped into the vast emptiness of the night, enjoying the sensation of free-falling for the few precious seconds he allowed himself before he jerked his rip cord.
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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    Exciting, fast paced and suspenseful. Charlie Bates is sweet and

    Exciting, fast paced and suspenseful. Charlie Bates is sweet and sensible. She is also bored with her life as well as her perfect boyfriend. She wishes for some excitement in her life and gets plenty of it when she is pulled into a fouled up drug bust with undercover DEA agent, Jake Crutcher. In this fast paced and exciting short story, Charlie and Jake survive car crashes, escape armed killers, have a brush with a snake, and survive the frigid Cumberland River. Even though this is a short story, Robards gives plenty of background on Charlie that made me root for her. During a brief moment of safety, Charlie realizes Jake is one hot sexy guy. She has a sudden case of lust and realizes what she has been missing in life. (It gets a little hot) The story had a fabulous and sweet ending that could make anyone fall in love with Jake. The story left no loose ends. This is an original short story and it has NOTHING to do with Shiver. It is NOT a teaser chapter for Shiver. There is very short excerpt from Shiver. My only problem was trying to keep up with the logistics of some of their adventures. Plus, the built in dictionary came in handy.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    Great Read!

    Really enjoyed this book! Love this author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Good Short Read

    Liked the book and as always Karen Robards surprises me with a fresh story line, but I felt it was a little short.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2012

    excellant-don't miss this one

    this story kept me glued to the book. Ididn't want it to end. amust read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Karen Robards never disapoints. t was just much too short

    Karen Robards never disapoints. t was just much too short

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Highly recommended. You must read this book.

    I alway's enjoy reading Karen Robards books. Once you start reading her books you can't stop reading until you finish it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 29, 2013

    Lena

    Wait what happened Leah? Sorry I missed last night.

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    Posted June 17, 2013

    Christain chic

    Its not just for girls so guys u are welcome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    God bless you

    God bless you kimberly for making this chat where we can talk to other christian girls. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    JEWS RULES

    Hahahahaa!!!! youve been served!! By the Cleavester!!! Thats right!!! It slices!! It dices!!! Itll get you in with bubble kay.--

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Is this the plce where we talk about god and jesus

    Cause im a guy and i see all the reviews are from girls

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    Posted January 17, 2013

    Katelyn

    Cupcake re four

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    Posted January 15, 2013

    Alexandria

    I will definatly pray for your friends sister. May God be with her and her family. Jesus works miracles

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    Posted June 7, 2013

    Leah

    Great! And yes :) just create an account on the international server

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    Posted February 23, 2013

    Katie j.

    AWWWW NOOO! we will miss you!!!! Are you really quitting?!?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Kimberly: IMPORTANT

    I believe God has revealed to me that my time for using my nook has passed. Im quitting nook because l have continued this whole time only because God was blessing my work. If you girls would like to stay here as a place to connect with other Christian girls and possibly branch out and make it bigger than l was ever able to make it, go for it! I'll pray for all of yall and l love you and thank for sticking with me all this time! :) †††

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    Posted December 1, 2012

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