Who'd Have Thought

Author: G. BENSON

Publisher: Ylva Verlag E.Kfr.

ISBN: 9783955338749

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 976

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?

All the Little Moments

Author: G Benson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783955333416

Category:

Page: 370

View: 3249

A successful anaesthetist, Anna is focused on herself, her career, and her girlfriend. Everything changes abruptly when her brother's and sister-in-law's deaths devastate her and her family. Left responsible for her young niece and nephew, Anna finds herself dumped and alone in Melbourne, a city she doesn't even like. She tries to navigate the shock of looking after two children battling with their grief while managing her own. Filled with self-doubt, Anna feels as if she's making a mess of the entire thing, especially when she collides with a long-legged stranger. Anna barely has time to brush her teeth in the morning, let alone to date a woman-least of all one who has no idea about the two kids under her care. Just when Anna finally starts to feel as if she's getting some control of the situation, the biggest fight begins and Anna really has to step up once and for all.

Who'd Have Thought It?

Author: Christine Webber

Publisher: On Call

ISBN: 0995454019

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6960

A year after discovering that her husband no longer loves her, Dr Annie Templeton wakes up with a sudden relish for singledom. However, she soon realises that being single in your fifties is very different from being single in your twenties. How, she wonders, do people of my age – with careers, adult children doing unwise things with unwise people, parents going gaga, and friends falling ill, or in or out of love – ever have the time and energy to find a new partner? Who’d Have Thought It? is a romantic comedy, which will make you laugh and cry – often at the same time.

Flinging It

Author: G Benson

Publisher: Ylva Verlag E.Kfr.

ISBN: 9783955336820

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 7006

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.

It's Who We Are

Author: Christine Webber

Publisher: On Call

ISBN: 0995454043

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9317

Five friends in their fifties find themselves dealing with unforeseen upheaval as they uncover long-hidden and devastating family secrets. Meanwhile, the world around them seems to be spinning out of control. The events of It’s Who We Are take place between October 2016 and June 2017, against a backdrop of all the political uncertainty and change in the UK, Europe and America. The story is set in East Anglia, London and Ireland, and is about friendship, kindness and identity. Most importantly, it highlights how vital it is to reach for what enhances rather than depletes you.

Looking for Mary

(Or, the Blessed Mother and Me)

Author: Beverly Donofrio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110119944X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 6731

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.

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455588210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2335

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.

The One Who Swam with the Fishes: Girls of the Mahabharata

Author: Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9352644255

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 520

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.

The Music and the Mirror

Author: LOLA. KEELEY

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783963240140

Category:

Page: 330

View: 4915

Anna is the member of an elite ballet company. She must face down jealousy, sabotage and injury, not to mention navigate the circus of friends and lovers within the company. Anna discovers that she and the daring, beautiful Victoria have a lot more than a talent for ballet in common, and that not every thrilling dance can be found on stage.

Slaughterhouse-five

Or, The Children's Crusade, a Duty-dance with Death

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0385333846

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 8747

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

Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg

Life and Other Calamities

Author: Kathie Lee Gifford

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345512073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

View: 6565

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.

I Thought We'd Never Speak Again

The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation

Author: Laura Davis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006227600X

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 7224

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 Philosopher's Book of Questions & Answers

Questions to Open Your Mind

Author: D.E. Wittkower

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440558876

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 9970

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.

The 10X Rule

The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

Author: Grant Cardone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470627603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4198

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.

Botticelli's Bastard

Author: Stephen Maitland-Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999380260

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 9352

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.

Born Out of Wedlock

Author: Lyn Gardner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542327183

Category:

Page: 468

View: 5367

*** 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?

The Night Journal

Author: Elizabeth Crook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101042109

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9598

A mesmerizing novel of four generations of Southwestern women bound to a mythical legacy With its family secrets and hallowed texts containing explosive truths, The Night Journal suggests A. S. Byatt’s Possession transplanted to the raw and beautiful landscape of the American Southwest. Meg Mabry has spent her life oppressed by her family’s legacy—a heritage beginning with the journals written by her great-grandmother in the 1890s and solidified by her grandmother Bassie, a famous historian who published them to great acclaim. Until now, Meg has stubbornly refused to read the journals. But when she concedes to accompany the elderly and vipertongued Bassie on a return trip to the fabled land of her childhood in New Mexico, Meg finally succumbs to the allure of her great-grandmother’s story—and soon everything she believed about her family is turned upside down.

Who'd Have Thought It?

Author: Christine Webber

Publisher: On Call

ISBN: 0995454019

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6869

A year after discovering that her husband no longer loves her, Dr Annie Templeton wakes up with a sudden relish for singledom. However, she soon realises that being single in your fifties is very different from being single in your twenties. How, she wonders, do people of my age – with careers, adult children doing unwise things with unwise people, parents going gaga, and friends falling ill, or in or out of love – ever have the time and energy to find a new partner? Who’d Have Thought It? is a romantic comedy, which will make you laugh and cry – often at the same time.

Lentil Underground

Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

Author: Liz Carlisle

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 1592409563

Category: Agricultural development projects

Page: 298

View: 944

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.

Um. . .

Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean

Author: Michael Erard

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400095433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 8818

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.