Top neurosurgeon Samantha Thomson needs to get married fast and is tightlipped as to why. And with over $200,000 on offer to tie the knot, no questions asked, cash-strapped ER nurse Hayden PErez isn't about to demand answers. The deal is only for a year of marriage, but Hayden's going into it knowing it will be a nightmare. Sam is complicated, rude, kind of cold, and someone Hayden barely tolerates at work, let alone wants to marry. The hardest part is that Hayden has to convince everyone around them that they're madly in love and that racing down the aisle together is all they've ever wanted. What could possibly go wrong?
Author: G. BENSON
Publisher: Ylva Verlag E.Kfr.
Frazer, head midwife at a hospital in Perth, Australia, is trying to make her corner of the world a little better by starting up a programme for at-risk parents. Not everyone is excited about her ideas. Surrounded by red tape, she finally has to team up with Cora, a social worker who is married to Frazer's boss. Cora is starting to think her marriage is beyond saving, even if she wants to. Feeling smothered by a domineering spouse, she grabs hold of the programme and the distraction Frazer offers with both hands. Soon the two women get a little too close and find themselves in a situation they never dreamed themselves capable of: an affair. As the two fall deeper, both are torn between their taboo romance and their morals. But walking away from each other may not be as simple as they thought.
Author: G Benson
Publisher: Ylva Verlag E.Kfr.
Entering her fortieth year, Beverly Donofrio, a "lapsed Catholic," inexplicably begins collecting Virgin Mary memorabilia at yard sales. Her search for kitsch, however, soon becomes a spiritual quest, leading her to make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medjugorje. There, she learns that Mary comes into your life only when pride steps out and receives a bonus: hope. In Looking for Mary, Donofrio offers the universal story about a woman who-in a quest for the Blessed Mother-finds herself.
(Or, the Blessed Mother and Me)
Author: Beverly Donofrio
New York Times bestseller! If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this... Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama for almost a decade, and long before his run for president. From the then-senator's early days in Congress to his years in the Oval Office, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears, and lots of briefing binders. But for every historic occasion-meeting the queen at Buckingham Palace, bursting in on secret climate talks, or nailing a campaign speech in a hailstorm-there were dozens of less-than-perfect moments when it was up to Alyssa to save the day. Like the time she learned the hard way that there aren't nearly enough bathrooms at the Vatican. Full of hilarious, never-before-told stories, WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is an intimate portrait of a president, a book about how to get stuff done, and the story of how one woman challenged, again and again, what a "White House official" is supposed to look like. Here Alyssa shares the strategies that made her successful in politics and beyond, including the importance of confidence, the value of not being a jerk, and why ultimately everything comes down to hard work (and always carrying a spare tampon). Told in a smart, original voice and topped off with a couple of really good cat stories, WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is a promising debut from a savvy political star.
And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I'm sorry if this doesn't fit in with the ideas people have about romance and epics but it's a true story, and I'm going to tell the truth here, because no one ever will. Who is Satyavati? Truth-teller. Daughter of water. Child of apsara and king. Cursed from birth. Fish-smell girl. Growing up as a girl in the Vedic age is anything but easy - and even harder for the future Queen of Hastinapur, the kingdom of all kingdoms. She must contend with magic islands, difficult sages, calculating foster parents, sexual awakening and loneliness. Even when she is at the threshold of the capital, king Shantanu, smitten though he is with her, already has a crown prince from his wedlock with a goddess. Young Satyavati must walk on thorns to reach her destiny in a world ruled by men. One of young India's most feisty voices, Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, coaxes the lesser-known girls of the Mahabharata out of the shadows. Now watch them flare up and take on their worlds.
Author: Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present
Or, The Children's Crusade, a Duty-dance with Death
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press
The television host offers a candid collection of opinions, observations, and anecdotes covering a broad range of personal topics, from talking to her kids about sex to run-ins with celebrities.
Life and Other Calamities
Author: Kathie Lee Gifford
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In her classic books The Courage to Heal and Allies in Healing, Laura Davis helped millions cope with the trauma of child sexual abuse. Her supportive guide Becoming the Parent You Want to Be taught parents to create a vision for their families. Now, in I Thought We'd Never Speak Again, she tackles another critical, emerging issue: reconciling relationships sundered by betrayal, anger, and misunderstanding. With her trademark clarity and compassion, Davis maps the reconciliation process through gripping firstperson stories of people who have reconciled under a wide variety of difficult circumstances. In these pages, parents reconcile with children, embittered siblings reconnect, estranged friends reunite, and war veterans and crime victims meet with their enemies. Davis weaves these powerful accounts with her own experiences reconciling with her mother after a long, painful estrangement. Making a crucial distinction between reconciliation and forgiveness, Davis explains how people can make peace in relationships without necessarily forgiving past hurts. Step by step, she clarifies the qualities needed for reconciliation-including maturity, discernment, determination, courage, communication, and compassion. To help readers gauge their own readiness, she includes a self-assessment entitled "Are You Ready for Reconciliation?" as well as a special section called "Ideas for Reflection and Discussion." On each page of this inspiring and instructive book, Laura Davis offers hope and help for reconciliation between individuals, and in the larger human family, sharing essential keys for resolving troubled relationships and finding peace.
The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation
Author: Laura Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Your life through the lens of the world's greatest thinkers! Do you ever wonder how important money really is in life or what you need to do to achieve happiness? With The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers, you will be one step closer to solving these uncertainties. Inside, you'll find the basics of philosophy, written in plain English, and thoughts for applying these important theories to your own life. You'll also be encouraged to dig deep into the philosophical reasoning behind your everyday actions with a series of fascinating prompts, such as: If you had ten times your wealth and ten times your income, what would you do then that you can't do now? What's a version of that activity that you could do right now? Is it ten times less meaningful, important, or enjoyable than the activity you would do with more money? From Socrates and Epicurean to Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers will not only help you grasp history's greatest thoughts, but will also unveil the world in a whole new light.
Questions to Open Your Mind
Author: D.E. Wittkower
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Describes the principle of "Massive Action" and explains how to start, what to do, and how to follow up in taking concrete steps to exceed targets and reach your dreams and goals.
The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
Author: Grant Cardone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Art restorer Giovanni Fabrizzi is haunted by an unsigned renaissance portrait, which he believes was stolen during the greatest art heist in history -- the Nazi plunder of European artwork.
Author: Stephen Maitland-Lewis
*** WINNER - 2017 International Book Awards - LGBTQ Fiction *** *** SILVER MEDAL - 2017 eLit Book Awards - LGBTQ Fiction *** *** FINALIST - 2017 National Indie Excellence Award - LGBTQ Fiction *** *** DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE - 2017 Independent Press Award - LGBTQ Fiction *** Two women. Two worlds. Two problems...and two attitudes. Addison Kane does not want for much. With a touch equaling that of Midas and a confidence overstepping the borders of arrogance, Addison's ability is vast, yet her focus is narrow. Her vision tunneled by haunting memories of her youth, she is blinded to the peripheral. She doesn't care that life is passing her by. She doesn't notice as friends fall to the wayside, and the finery that comes from wealth holds no importance for Addison is single-minded. Her goal is the ultimate of paybacks. She needs to succeed like no other before her and prove someone wrong. Joanna Sheppard lives a simple life because she can afford no other. At the age of seventeen, her father falls ill, and for the next eleven years, Joanna's sole focus is providing for the only parent she has ever known. For the man she loves with all her heart, she gives up her dreams and doesn't look back. She goes about her days with no complaints, working three jobs so she can pay off her father's creditors, but there is no light at the end of Joanna's tunnel...or so she thinks. When an edict from the grave threatens all Addison holds dear, two women from two different worlds are brought together, and a deal is struck. In exchange for uttering a few words, both get what they need...but not what they bargained for. There is a thin line, as they say, but when it is crossed, can love survive when more family secrets are revealed?
Author: Lyn Gardner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
For the past four decades, third-generation Montana farmer David Oien has been seeding a revolution against corporate agribusiness in the belly of the beast, the American grain belt. They have replaced their wheat and barley with a seemingly odd new crop, the lentil, a legume that has been part of the human diet since Neolithic times, but, until Oien's work, was never grown on Montana farms. In this eye-opening narrative, journalist and food scientist Liz Carlisle chronicles Oien's unlikely emergence as the leader of this agricultural upheaval.
Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America
Author: Liz Carlisle
Category: Agricultural development projects
A witty and insightful look at the human propensity for verbal blunders examines the nature of such verbal errors as slips, bloopers, spoonerisms, malapropisms, and more and assesses what these blunders mean in terms of the human brain, the use of language, and ourselves. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean
Author: Michael Erard
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines