Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property--"known as Bishop Estate--"to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai'i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out of every nine acres in the state, a concentration of private land ownership rarely seen anywhere in the world. Then in August 1997 the unthinkable happened: Four revered kupuna (native Hawaiian elders) and a professor of trust-law publicly charged Bishop Estate trustees with gross incompetence and massive trust abuse. Entitled "Broken Trust," the statement provided devastating details of rigged appointments, violated trusts, cynical manipulation of the trust's beneficiaries, and the shameful involvement of many of Hawai'i's powerful. No one is better qualified to examine the events and personalities surrounding the scandal than two of the original "Broken Trust" authors.Their comprehensive account together with historical background, brings to light information that has never before been made public, including accounts of secret meetings and communications involving Supreme Court justices.
After relocating to Dallas and constantly clashing with her alcoholic father, Jasmine decides to run back home to Chicago. She's looking for a chance to start over and feel like her old self again. Jasmine quickly learns home isn't really home anymore. In a quest to find herself and build a new life; she quickly lands in even more drama than what she was running from. She falls deeper into the streets and finds herself a victim all over again. At war with herself; Jasmine may be her own worst enemy. Between betrayal and mistrust; life will never be the same for Jasmine.
The dramatic New York Times-bestselling adventure in W.E.B. Griffin’s Badge of Honor series about the Philadelphia police force. Having investigated his share of gruesome murders, Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne is beginning to think nothing can shock him – until the case of a young socialite’s death lands on his desk. The Camilla Rose Morgan he’d known as a teenager was beautiful and brilliant – how was it possible she’d jumped to her death from her own balcony? Her brother tells Payne she’d tragically been battling a lifetime of mental demons, and there is plenty of evidence of it, but still…something just doesn’t sit right. The more Payne digs, the more complications he discovers. Reputations are on the line here, and lives – and if Payne doesn’t tread carefully, one of them may be his own. From the Hardcover edition.
The job seemed simple enough. Run surveillance on a real estate company. But when Spencer finds evidence of an drug lab and the trail leads to someone he trusts, he knows he's in over his head.When his team is stranded in the Alaskan wilderness, Spencer will need to rely on his new mantra: Trust no one--not the field agents, not his friends, not even his own visions.Chasing a handful of clues, Spencer struggles to piece facts together and find out who wants him dead . . . and if that that same someone is linked to a larger plan to wipe out the Mission League--for good.
Wait! Before discarding that relationship or giving up on having a healthy relationship with someone you love, know there is hope. The broken trust in our relationships can often be restored. In Restoring Broken Trust: A relationship’s greatest challenge, you will find many of the answers to why trust is broken, what goes wrong in relationships, and what can be done to make the relationship healthy again. Mark Beaird draws insights and practical guidance from many years of experience in the helping professions and as a professional counselor to address the question he has been asked so many times, “Can the trust ever be restored?” The good news is there is a way trust can be restored. So, before you or someone else labels a spouse, family member, child, teen, friend, or other as “untrustworthy” and gives up all hope, consider the insights waiting for you in Restoring Broken Trust.
Life is all about choices...and consequences.Chryssie Mason longs to soar like a butterfly, but a lifetime of bad choices has kept her in the caterpillar stage. After years of struggling, her dreams are finally within her grasp. Her only goal is to graduate from nursing school so she can have a better life—so she can morph into a butterfly.With her final exam only days away, she witnesses a murder. A butterfly would call the police, but she decides to take the easy way out...once again. Life has taught her to never trust anyone, especially herself. With her freedom and her very life at risk, it’s time to trust. And that choice changes everything.
For reasons known only to him, Francis Teague hadn’t told anyone about his adolescent years during the 1940s in Monticello, Florida. But that all changed when his granddaughter, Erica Bass, a Leon County paramedic decided she wanted to know about them. Her mother initially discouraged her as whenever the subject came up by her or Erica’s grandmother, he clammed up and avoided the subject altogether. But Erica was determined. Urged by her boyfriend, Aaron, she visited her grandfather on his eighty-sixth birthday in an attempt to get him to agree to talk to her and hopefully write a book about his life as a teenager. Surprisingly, he agreed to talk to her and the book. But with the condition, she wrote everything he told her and from his point of view. Erica accepted, and the project began. Her grandfather not only talked about his adolescent years but revealed secrets he’d never told anyone not his parents, Erica’s grandmother, nor Erica’s mother. Some were emotionally charged, some were highly personal, and some were mysterious and suspenseful. Others were stressful, and some were downright humorous and entertaining. But Erica was overwhelmed when she discovered a shocking family secret.
Ray Eastwood heads to Jackson, Wyoming, looking for a distraction?and he finds one. His cousin Graham is missing, leaving behind a cranky girlfriend and a cryptic message but little else. Teaming up with a vivacious park ranger named Lauren, Ray deciphers Graham's message and follows it to a variety of Jackson Hole landmarks. Each is somehow tied to a century-old contract, a power struggle between two of the area's prominent families, and a cult-like belief rooted in the valley's mystical aura. The more they learn, the more questions Ray and Lauren have?and the more they fear the worst about Graham. Set against the panorama of the Teton Mountains, Broken Trust explores the lust for power, the relationship between the mystic and the divine, and the depths of loyalty and friendship . . . and ends with a bang!
A partner's betrayal doesn't have to define your relationship. The key to working through a betrayal is learning how to communicate with your partner in a way that promotes truthfulness and understanding. Our book provides you with the knowledge needed to honestly discuss the issue with your partner and find a resolution to the problem.