Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland: The perfect Christmas read to curl up with this winter by Heidi SwainAfter calling off her engagement, Hayley, the Wynthorpe Hall housekeeper, wants nothing more than to return to her no-strings fun-loving self, avoiding any chance of future heartbreak. Little does she know, Wynbridge’s latest arrival is about to throw her plan entirely off course . . .
Moving into Wynthorpe Hall to escape the town’s gossip, Hayley finds herself immersed in the eccentric Connelly family’s festive activities as they plan to host their first ever Winter Wonderland. But Hayley isn’t the only new resident at the hall. Gabe, a friend of the Connelly’s son Jamie, has also taken up residence, moving into Gatekeeper’s Cottage, and he quickly makes an impression on Wynbridge’s reformed good-girl.
As preparations commence for the biggest event of the season, the pair find themselves drawn ever closer to one another, but unbeknownst to Hayley, Gabe, too, has a reason for turning his back on love, one that seems intent on keeping them apart.
Under the starry winter skies, will Gabe convince Hayley to open her heart again once more? And in doing so, will he convince himself?
Public Opinion on Opportunity and the American Dream, Homeownership, and Housing
The role of homeownership continues to be at the heart of the American Dream and the pathway to the middle class, providing much-needed personal and financial stability for families. But the crippled mortgage market and foreclosure crisis have endangered this integral avenue to opportunity, and seven in 10 Americans now believe access to mortgages is a serious problem. Most Americans hold financial institutions accountable for the crisis and back increased government involvement in regulation. What follows is a synthesis of existing public opinion data regarding economic opportunity and homeownership, exploring three areas that are of particular interest to those working on housing policy: 1 a general snapshot of economic mobility, the American Dream, and the role of institutions; 2 the role that homeownership and housing play in creating opportunity; and 3 the politics of housing. This memo is based on an analysis of existing attitudinal tracking surveys and recent public opinion studies by reputable, nationally known research organizations, media outlets, and public interest groups; all of the data are publicly available.
What does the American dream mean to you? A house with a white picket fence? Lavish wealth? Abrams writes:. I am pleased to report that the American dream is alive and well for an overwhelming majority of Americans. This claim might sound far-fetched given the cultural climate in the United States today. Especially since President Trump took office, hardly a day goes by without a fresh tale of economic anxiety, political disunity or social struggle.
It is becoming harder for young people to reach a higher standard of living than their parents. This is leading young people to delay traditional life milestones. Even more, between and , US productivity grew 8 times faster — The promise of working hard to get ahead in life is falling short for young people in the US investing in education. Unemployment rates continue to fall and are at an all-time low of 3. The new century ushered in changes that continue to ripple throughout the world, but America is in a great position to meet these changes. Look no further than the tech industry.
Are Whistleblowers Heroes or Traitors?
The American Dream is the belief that anyone, regardless of where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their own version of success in a society where upward mobility is possible for everyone. The American Dream is achieved through sacrifice, risk-taking, and hard work, rather than by chance. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position. The idea of the American Dream has much deeper roots. In a society based on these principles, an individual can live life to its fullest as he or she defines it. America also grew mostly as a nation of immigrants who created a nation where becoming an American—and passing that citizenship to your children—didn't require being the child of an American. Achieving the American Dream requires political and economic freedom, as well as rules of law and private property rights.