Surprise Me

A Novel

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399592881

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7251

"After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected "until death do us part" to mean seven decades. In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting: they will create little surprises for each other so that their (extended) years together will never become boring. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me, mishaps arise and secrets are uncovered that start to threaten the very foundation of their unshakable bond. When a scandal from the past is revealed that question some important untold truths, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all. With a colorful, eccentric cast of characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella crafts a humorous, yet thoughtful portrait of a marriage and shines a light on the danger of not looking past the many layers of the ones you love to discover how infinitely fascinating--and surprising--they truly are"--

Surprise Me!

Author: Nancy Goodman

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1938120027

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 7667

"After all the books I’ve come across on the subject of dieting, I was surprised to find that Nancy Goodman’s Surprise Me! actually opened up some new perspectives for me on the subject of emotional eating. This entertaining story combines the thought-provoking insights of a self-help book with the funny, unpredictable characters and situations of a popular novel." –Diane Tyrrel, bestselling author of THE INN AT HALF MOON BAY How can a girl figure out if she's choosing the right man to marry? Can a craving for food be part of a clue that leads her to her truth? Could the unhappy events and fears from her past be a “set up” for the ultimate surprise party? And… What if pain was not the curse, but the course? At Surprise Enterprise, Genie Burns masterminds off the wall surprise parties in nobody-would-suspect-it locations. Here, she takes crazy risks but it’s all within her plan, and under her control. Along comes Jeff. They slip into a passionate love where she loses all control. Meanwhile, Surprise Enterprise has just been contracted to throw a surprise party wedding by a client who prefers not to reveal his identity. As Genie works to get his bride down the aisle, her own life begins to take turns. Is Jeff the “the one” because he challenges Genie to heal the wounds from her past? Or is he the wrong one because he repeats them? We’ll find out in the end, and not a moment before, because what’s real in life screams… Surprise! If you liked Emily Giffin's SOMETHING BORROWED, you'll love SURPRISE ME!

Surprise Me

A Novel

Author: Deena Goldstone

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: 0385541244

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3316

Surprise Me, a debut novel, is an unconventional love story about two writers who see more in each other than they see in themselves, and how that faith transforms them. The fragile dream of becoming a writer takes hold during Isabelle Rothman’s senior year of college. Against all advice, she begins a one-on-one tutorial with a once highly praised novelist, Daniel Jablonski, who is known on campus for being eccentric, difficult, and disengaged. Despite his reputation, Isabelle loves his early novels and harbors a secret hope that Daniel might teach her how to write such luminous prose. But their first meeting is a disaster: Daniel is unprepared, never having read the chapters she submitted, and does not apologize. Isabelle is furious and feels dismissed. But over the semester, they gingerly form a bond that begins to anchor both of them. And over the next twenty years, as they live very separate lives—Isabelle in Northern California and Daniel finally settled in a tiny New Hampshire town—they reach out through e-mails, phone calls, and occasional visits. Their continual connection helps Isabelle find the courage to take risks and enables Daniel to work through layers of regret and begin to write again. They are the single constant and the most profound influence in each other’s life. Daniel and Isabelle recognize they are among the blessed few who met at the exact moment they needed each other the most. In a final collaboration, the boundaries between teacher and student give way to a work that heals something in both of them. Each truly sees the other as extraordinary—as people do when they love—and that belief makes all the difference. From the Hardcover edition.

Surprise Me

Editorial Design

Author: Horst Moser

Publisher: Mark Batty Pub

ISBN: 9780972563604

Category: Design

Page: 286

View: 6499

More than 1,500 colorful examples of the world's best and most interesting magazines.

Surprise Me

A 30-Day Faith Experiment

Author: Terry Esau

Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781576838235

Category: Religion

Page: 201

View: 7478

Surprise Me introduces a fresh approach to prayer by looking for God in everyday situations from the significant to the mundane.

SURPRISE ME, COWBOY Enhanced Edition

Author: Debra Clopton

Publisher: DCP Publishing

ISBN: 1941491405

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 7818

From award-winning author Debra Clopton comes the Texas Matchmakers series—about three older women who set off a nationally advertised "Wives Wanted Campaign" to bring women to their small town of Mule Hollow to marry the lonesome cowboys. A far fetched idea that's working—look out fellas, the women are coming one car at a time! Dress store owner Ashby Templeton has provided many a wedding dress for the brides of Mule Hollow, Texas. Longing for love and a family of her own she hopes to need a wedding dress for herself one day soon. The problem is the only man in town showing any interest in her is the happy-go-lucky town flirt…exactly the opposite kind of man she’s looking for. The cowboy is gorgeous but she’s not looking for a hunk of burning love, but for a love that’ll burn for a lifetime. Cowboy Dan Dawson’s past and his mom taught him was to smile often, it could change a life…or at least help someone loosen up a little. And if anyone in town needs to loosen up it’s the uptight Ashby. But she’s obviously not interested in anything he has to offer…good thing his past also taught him anything worth having is worth working for… Note: This book was previously published as Her Baby Dreams. This edition includes some fun extras. If you like fast paced, well written romance with loveable characters you'll love this series! These stories will be etched into your heart forever! What a wonderful little town she's created~get your copy today! Note: This book was previously published as The Trouble With Lacy Brown. This enhanced edition includes some fun extras. What readers have said about the stories set in Mule Hollow: Wow! I pray that I can get every book that Debra Clopton writes! I love all these stories about the Mule Hollow cowboys and the women they fall in love with. ...This is a great book I laughed a lot!,,,kept me interested all the way through sometimes laughing hilariously and sometimes crying but thoroughly entertained all the way to the end and then I was anxious for her next work. ...keep them coming Ms. Clopton! Fans of: small town romance, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Texas Cowboy romance, animal lovers, dog and donkey lovers, Emily March, Chris Keniston Farraday Country, The Eternity Springs series, the Carsons of mustang creek, cedar cove novels, debbie macomber, linda lael miller, sweet contemporary romance, clean and wholesome romance, Rancher romance, West Texas stories, family sagas, romance series, runaway brides,and hallmark movies should enjoy Dream With Me, Cowboy and all the Texas Matchmakers books... Books in the TEXAS MATCHMAKERS series: Book 1: Dream With Me, Cowboy Book 2: Be My Love, Cowboy Book 3: This Heart's Your, Cowboy Book 4: Hold Me, Cowboy Book 5: Be Mine, Cowboy Book 6: Marry Me, Cowboy Book 7: Cherish Me, Cowboy Book 8: Surprise Me, Cowboy Book 9: Serenade Me, Cowboy Book 10: Return To Me, Cowboy Book 11: Love Me, Cowboy Book 12: Ride With Me, Cowboy Book 13: Dance With Me, Cowboy

Surprise Me...

Author: Isabel Sharpe

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426854951

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7514

When Melanie Hawthorne sneaks into her new man's bed one very dark night, she gets quite a few surprises. Great sex—toe-curling in fact. Intense emotion and real feelings—even better. But it's all with the wrong man! Waking up alone, Edgar Raymond can't believe the hot night he just had. Seduced by his fantasy woman and cubicle-mate, Melanie…how cool is that? She's overlooked his geekiness and bad haircut and has obviously fallen for the sweet guy below. He's totally in love—until he realizes she mistook him for his bad-boy brother!

Every Day a Word Surprises Me & Other Quotes by Writers

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714875811

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 6814

Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest writers - exclusively researched for this new book Featuring the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by writers through the ages and across the globe, Every Day a Word Surprises Me is the ideal keepsake for readers, writers, and everyone who appreciates the exquisite power of words. This carefully curated book, packed with original research, is a go-to resource for thoughts on a variety of subjects, including originality, punctuation, reading, daily routines, rejection, money troubles, the creative process, love, truth, and more. 'Every day a word surprises me' is a quotation from British neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. This collection is full of its own surprises and hard-earned advice - communicated with the eloquence and clarity that only the world's finest writers could summon.

Fairy Mom and Me

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524769908

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 861

Fans of Sophie Kinsella's sparkling humor will love her first ever illustrated series for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo! Ella Brook can't wait to grow up, because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings and a teacher on Fairy Tube, just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching her mom in action. But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella's mom can never seem to remember the right magic codes on her Computawand. A lot of the time, it's up to Ella to come to the rescue. Does she have what it takes to be a fairy one day? Or will there be more glitches than glitter?

Surprise Me with Beauty

The Music of Human Systems

Author: Joseph Zitt

Publisher: Joseph Zitt

ISBN: 9780963395313

Category: Music

Page: 424

View: 8355

Musical scores and writings on structured improvisation. Poetry, games, mathematics, unusual and familiar sounds, and texts and concepts from varied spiritual traditions combine in multifaceted and entertaining works that invite both musicians and non-musicians to listen, create, perform, and enjoy.

Down and Across

Author: Arvin Ahmadi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425289893

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3171

"Quirky and charming, wise and unpredictable." —Khaled Hosseini, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With college applications looming and his parents pushing him to settle on a “practical” career, Scott sneaks off to Washington, DC, seeking guidance from a famous psychologist who claims to know the secret to success. He never expects an adventure to unfold. But that’s what Scott gets when he meets Fiora Buchanan, a ballsy college student whose life ambition is to write crossword puzzles. When the bicycle she lends him gets Scott into a high-speed chase, he knows he’s in for the ride of his life. Soon, Scott finds himself sneaking into bars, attempting to pick up girls at the National Zoo, and even giving the crossword thing a try—all while opening his eyes to fundamental truths about who he is and who he wants to be.

Surprise Me

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780525510666

Category:

Page: 432

View: 6771

A witty and emotionally charged novel that delves into the heart of a marriage, and how those we love and think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most. After ten years together, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls, and they communicate so seamlessly they finish each other’s sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it’s casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years . . . and panic sets in. They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to keep it fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me-from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to sexy photo shoots-mishaps arise, with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, surprises turn to shocking truths. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other at all.

Summary of Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella: Conversation Starters

Author: Bookhabits

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781388775155

Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 6492

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella: Conversation Starters The Winters decide to keep their marriage interesting by agreeing to surprise each other often. Their efforts turn into hilarious misfires and make them realize that they don't really know each other that well. Sylvie starts to suspect her husband Dan is not the faithful man she always thought. She notices that he gets weirdly uncomfortable when she talks about her dear daddy who died in a car crash. Is there a side of Dan she doesn't know? Surprise Me is the latest novel of bestselling author Sophie Kinsella of Shopaholic series. Critics describe it as surprising and hilarious, reinforcing Kinsella's popularity as an outstanding writer of romantic comedy novels. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

The Wednesday Surprise

Author: Eve Bunting,Donald Carrick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395547762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2681

On Wednesday nights when Grandma stays with Anna everyone thinks she is teaching Anna to read.

Surprise Me

The Missing Pieces Series 2. 5

Author: Ash Hosking

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995415751

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4665

Want more from the couples of the Missing Pieces series in the lead up to Drive Me Wild?There¿s a birthday.A surprise party. An engagement.And what¿s going on with Aela?Is everything they¿ve fought for about to come crashing down around them?This novella may be small, but it¿s a big week with many surprises in store.

The Big Fat Surprise

Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

Author: Nina Teicholz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624433

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

View: 895

Challenges popular misconceptions about fats and nutrition science, revealing the distorted claims of nutrition studies while arguing that more dietary fat can lead to better health, wellness, and fitness.

Wedding Night

A Novel

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0812993853

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4801

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with her trademark blend of sparkling wit and playful romance in this page-turning story of a wedding to remember—and a honeymoon to forget. Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad—not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and will do anything to stop her. But Lottie is determined to say “I do,” for better, or for worse. Praise for Wedding Night “Sophie Kinsella is beloved by millions—her books are properly mood-altering. Wedding Night is funny, fast, and farcical. I loved it.”—JoJo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before You “[A] fun novel that’s as light and bubbly as a glass of wedding champagne.”—USA Today “Filled with laugh-out-loud moments, this is Sophie Kinsella at her wittiest. . . . An engrossing novel.”—Bookreporter “You won’t be able to stop reading. . . . The narrative gallops along with humorous scenes and great one-liners.”—The Daily Mail “A fast-paced, hilarious comedy [with] a charming cast of characters.”—Kirkus Reviews

Surprise Me: Brie's Submission

Volume 7

Author: Red Phoenix

Publisher: Provocative Romance

ISBN: 069276772X

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 9149

A little Christmas magic and "condor" love Brie's Master has kept something from her that threatens to tear them apart. When confronted, dark emotions are awakened, but the couple is part of a tight community that won't let them fail. What happens when condor love collides head-on with Master's demons? Pearls, naturally... Christmas magic and some kinky Montana fun has Brie flying high.