Indiana schoolteacher Develyn Worrell is ready to savor summer's end in a cozy Wyoming town from her childhood. Then a series of random troublesome events resets the pace.
Author: Stephen A. Bly
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY! Look at the front cover of any parenting book and what do you see? Glowing mothers-to-be, or pristine, beautifully-behaved children. But the reality is, your pregnancy might be a sweaty, moody rollercoaster, and your children will almost certainly spend the first few years of their lives covered in food, tears and worse. And the experience is no less magical for it. In this no-holds-barred collection of essays, prominent women authors, journalists and TV personalities explore the truth about becoming mothers. Covering topics from labour to the breastapo, twins to IVF, weaning to post-birth sex, and with writers including Cathy Kelly, Adele Parks, Kathy Lette and Lucy Porter (and many more), Things I Wish I’d Known is a reassuring, moving and often hilarious collection that will speak to mothers - and mothers-to-be - everywhere.
Women tell the truth about motherhood
Author: Victoria Young
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Category: Family & Relationships
A mother of an autistic child and a psychologist share valuable information about raising a child with autism. Offering parent-to-parent advice as well as professional guidance, this book tackles such issues as picky eating, bedtime battles, and discipline.
A Mom and a Psychologist Offer Heartfelt Guidance for the First Five Years
Author: Bobbi Sheahan,Kathy DeOrnellas
Publisher: Future Horizons
From the #1 bestselling author of WHILE MY EYES WERE CLOSED, this funny, unputdownable read with a dark core will keep you gripped. 'I loved this book from beginning to end ****' The Sun When Claire Cooper was 15 she'd swear on her Wham! album that: big hair and rah-rah skirts were here to stay; Spandau Ballet would never split up; she would marry her idol, heart-throb footballer Andy Pailes. Fast forward 20 years and things haven't gone quite to plan. And when Claire discovers the 'dream list' she wrote as a teenager, she realises how far removed her life is from the one she'd imagined. Divorced, stuck in a dead-end job and dating an ambulance-chasing personal injury lawyer, she decides it's time to put her life back on track. But what really happened between Claire and her teen idol all those years ago? And is meeting him again the way to make her dreams come true? Or a terrible mistake?
The #1 Bestselling Author
Author: Linda Green
Publisher: Hachette UK
This set includes The Five Love Languages and Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married. In The Five Love Languages, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. In Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married, the author writes, “Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.” No wonder the divorce rate hovers around fifty percent. Bestselling author and marriage counselor Gary Chapman hopes to change that with his newest book. Gary, with more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, believes that divorce is the lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as intimate teammates. So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage men and women long for. It’s the type of information Gary himself wished he had before he got married. The material lends itself to heart-felt discussions by dating or engaged couples. To jump-start the exchanges, each short chapter includes insightful “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions. And, the book includes information on interactivewebsites as well as books that will enhance the couples experience. Dr. Chapman even includes a thought-provoking appendix. By understanding and balancing the five key aspects of life, dating couples can experience a healthy relationship. A revealing learning exercise is included at the end.
Author: Gary Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Whether you’re just thinking about getting divorced, somewhere right in the thick of it, or working through post-divorce issues, this simple guide—full of great tips, lists and how-to’s—will help you emotionally and practically. 37 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Divorce is the result of countless hours of training, personal and professional experience, research, and collaboration. Carry it with you while you navigate this sometimes painful and exasperating, sometimes hopeful and energizing, life transition.
Learn How to Save Time, Money, Your Kids, and Yourself
Author: F. Baras; NB Feuer; L. Prowitt
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Family & Relationships
“Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.” With more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, Gary has found that most marriages suffer due to a lack of preparation and a failure to learn to work together as intimate teammates. So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive, and mutually beneficial marriage they envision, such as: What the adequate foundation for a successful marriage truly is What to expect about the roles and influence of extended family How to solve disagreements without arguing How to talk through issues like money, sex, chores, and more Why couples must learn how to apologize and forgive Ideal for newly married couples and those considering marriage, the material lends itself to heart-felt, revealing, and critical conversations for relational success. Read this bookand you’ll be prepared for—not surprised by—the challenges of marriage. - Bonus features include: Book suggestions and an interactive websites to enhance the couples’ experience “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions to jumpstart conversations over each chapter Appendix on healthy dating relationships and an accompanying learning exercise
Author: Gary D. Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Broadcast journalist Maria Shriver reveals the lessons that have guided her journey as a career woman, wife, and mother. Expanded from her highly praised commencement address and best-selling book, this Little Book offers wise and wonderful advice.This Little Book has been adapted from Ten Things I Wish I'd Known-Before I Went Out into the Real World by Maria Shriver, published by Warner Books, Inc., and is published by arrangement with Warner Books. All rights reserved.
Author: Maria Shriver
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken—and probably killed—by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior policeman suggests that his sons might still be alive—until that policeman is murdered. Still, there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, is determined to find it. Meanwhile, his friend Hazel Best has been having a tough time of her own. A police constable whose last case ended with her shooting someone dead, she is just beginning to regain her balance. Hazel and Ash are both beginning to take more of an interest in the outside world, when a neighboring archaeologist decides to dig up a curious mound of earth near the ice house on his land. It might be a burial mound, he thinks. It is, but not the ancient one he expects; it holds the bones of a little boy from perhaps thirty years ago, carefully laid to rest with twentieth-century toys. As Hazel is slowly drawn back into police work, Ash finds himself under threat from someone who must think his investigation into his family's disappearance is finally getting somewhere... Jo Bannister's police procedurals have been widely praised not only for outstanding plotting and suspense, but also for their brilliant and compelling characterization and with Perfect Sins she again proves that she is "one of the genre's best." (Booklist)
Author: Jo Bannister
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Don't learn the hard way—get work advice from some of theworld's most successful people, all in one place! Work is a tricky business—the politics, the workload, thecareer ladder. It can take years and years of battling away andlearning through mistakes to fully get to grips with the dos anddon'ts. What if you could fast track that process? Cut out allthose years of learning the hard way and working it out foryourself? Enter Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I StartedWorking, the unique guide to making work work! Fergus O'Connellhas had a wonderfully varied career spanning three decades, and inthis book, he will teach you the things it takes others years tofigure out. You'll also find nuggets of wisdom and invaluablecareer advice from some of the world's most successfulpeople—people like Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Steve Jobs,Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. Whether you're new to the workforce, changing roles, or juststuck in a professional rut, this book shows you what you need toknow to get ahead. By learning from the common mistakes of others,you can avoid making those mistakes yourself—and possiblyskip a few rungs on the corporate ladder. Quickly learn what others have taken years to work out Get nuggets of work wisdom from some of the world's mostsuccessful people Learn how to get more done in less time, and stimulate yourcreativity Aim high, and get where you're going faster You'll spend the majority of your waking hours at work for themajority of your life. Make it time well spent. Learn how to bemore effective, more accountable, more visible, and less afraid. Ifyou want a seat on the bullet train to success, Stuff I Wish I'dKnown When I Started Working provides the tips and tools youneed. Buckle up.
Author: Fergus O'Connell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Phoebe Kassner didn't set out to become a 29-year-old virgin, but she is, and, having just been dumped by her boyfriend, she doesn't see that situation changing anytime soon. Meanwhile, her twin sister Madison—aspiring actress, small-time model, and queen of the short attention span—has just been eliminated on the first round of Singing Sensation. Things aren't looking so great for either of them, but when Phoebe, victim of a fake phone number written on a cocktail napkin, receives a surprise voice mail from a guy named Jerry, she takes pity on him and calls, setting in motion a serendipitous love story neither of them saw coming. And suddenly Madison has a romance of her own, as one of 12 women competing for two men on a ruthless, over-the-top reality show. As Phoebe falls in love with the jilted high school English teacher who never intended to call her in the first place, Madison's falling in love, too, clawing and fighting her way through a tide of adorable blondes.
Author: Becky Anderson
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
The must-read guide to understanding corporate politics in order to get ahead Designed to provide the reader with an understanding of corporate politics from a positive perspective, I Wish I'd Known That Earlier in My Career uses case studies to teach the essentials of organizational dynamics, power networks, and the decision-making processes and dilemmas involved in business. Examining corporate politics and the barriers many managers face in their efforts to reach the top, the book works to build awareness and strategies for business and career success. Taking a refreshing new approach to workplace politics, the book presents new ways to think about embracing opportunities in order to achieve personal and organization-wide career satisfaction. Rather than encouraging employees to move on and start their own businesses, it instead details how to move up within their current companies by learning to understand power bases and conversation more thoroughly. Combines individual case studies and real life situations with helpful tips and techniques designed to help overcome corporate challenges Each chapter tells a story that illustrates a constructive concept that can be easily learned and applied in the real world Covers topics including: political savvy, the benefits of self-promotion, performance management, sexual harassment, and other organizational challenges Essential reading for anyone looking to move forward in their professional life, I Wish I'd Known That Earlier in My Career provides genuinely helpful advice in a highly accessible, easily applicable way.
The Power of Positive Workplace Politics
Author: Jane Horan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Your first 100 days at a new job could be daunting---unless you go in prepared. First Year Nurse places the wisdom and warnings of hundreds of experienced nurses right at your fingertips. You'll learn all about how to start off on the right foot; plan and prioritize; communicate with your colleagues; cope with challenging patients; keep your energy up (and stress down); and set a course for professional growth. Best of all, you'll be inspired by the compassion, insight, and enthusiasm you'll find on every page of this charming, helpful book. Features: Valuable advice and personal accounts from experienced nurses; Tips on subjects from time management to avoiding burnout.
Wisdom, Warnings, and What I Wish I'd Known My First 100 Days on the Job
Author: Barbara Arnoldussen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster