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100 affirmations that reinforce the don't sweat philosophy of life: that not letting the little things get to you is a great way to reduce stress overall. These peaceful, beautifully written affirmations are simple statements that hold a big impact. Readers who repeat only several affirmations a day will find their lives becoming more calm and less frantic immediately.
From award-winning author Mindy Starns Clark comes the fast-paced and inspirational Million Dollar Mystery series. Attorney Callie Webber investigates nonprofit organizations for the J. O. S. H. U. A. Foundation and awards the best of them grants up to a million dollars. In each book of the series, A young widow, Callie finds strength in her faith in God and joy in her relationship with her employer, Tom. In book number two of The Million Dollar Mystery series, Callie is working to provide quality professional clothes to women who can't afford to buy their own. She soon becomes involved with one young woman who is trying to come out of drug rehabilitation--just as she's charged with murder. What appears to be a routine murder investigation in her hometown on the Chesapeake suddenly becomes complicated amid international intrigue, cutting-edge technology, and deadly deception. A string of heart-pounding events lands her disastrously in the hands of the killer, where Callie finds she has less than a moment for a whispered prayer. Will help arrive in time?
Who hasn't felt the sting of rejection? It doesn't take much for your feelings to get hurt--a look or a tone of voice or certain words can set you ruminating for hours on what that person meant. An unreturned phone call or a disappointing setback can really throw you off your center. It's all too easy to take disappointment and rejection personally. You can learn to handle these feelings and create positive options for yourself. Don't Take It Personally! explores all forms of rejection, where it comes from, and how to overcome the fear of it. Most of all, you'll learn some terrific tools for stepping back from those overwhelming feelings. You'll be able to allow space to make choices about how you respond. --Understand the effect that anxiety, frustration, hurt, and anger have on your interactions with others. --De-personalize your responses and establish safe personal boundaries that protect you from getting hurt. --Practice making choices about the thoughts you think and the ways you respond to stressful situations. --Understand and overcome fear of rejection in personal and work relationships. Elayne Savage explores with remarkable sensitivity the myriad of rejection experiences we experience with friends, co-workers, lovers, and family. Because her original ideas have inspired readers around the world, Don't Take It Personally! has been published in six languages.
being a mother is never easy-especially when you're undead. Eva LeRoy, Broken Heart, Oklahoma's librarian, got "vampified" when everyone else did: during a rogue vampire's feeding frenzy. But books still make her undead heart beat-and, strangely enough, so does Lorcan the Loner, the vampire who killed her. . . .
From the back cover: Ever since a master vampire became possessed and bit a bunch of parents, the town of Broken Heart, Oklahoma, has catered to those of us who don't rise until sunset even if that means PTA meetings at midnight. As for me, Eva LeRoy, town librarian and single mother to a teenage daughter, I'm pretty much used to being "vampified." You can't beat the great side effects: no crow's-feet or cellulite! But books still make my undead heart beat - and, strangely enough, so does Lorcan the Loner. My mama always told me everyone deserves a second chance. Still, it's one thing to deal with the usual undead hassles: rival vamps, rambunctious kids adjusting to night school, and my daughter's new boyfriend, who's a vampire hunter, for heaven's sake. It's quite another to fall for the vampire who killed you...
Thirteen-year-old Tommy Duncan just wants to root for the Brooklyn Dodgers and listen to his favorite radio programs. But it?s 1940, and the world is about to change. All his friend Beth wants to discuss is the war in Europe. Don?t talk to Tommy about that, though. He has more immediate concerns? like Beth starting to wear earrings and his mother?s declining health. The stories of a Jewish friend at school, however, begin to make the war more real to him, and Tommy, like the world around him, is sure to be forever changed. .
"An explosive read . . . Amanda Kyle Williams sets the classic private eye novel on fire."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee ChildHailed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as "one of the most addictive new series heroines," Keye Street is the brilliant, brash heart of a sizzling thriller full of fear and temptation, judgments and secrets, infidelity and murder. He likes them smart. In the woods of Whisper, Georgia, two bodies are found: one recently dead, the other decayed from a decade of exposure to the elements. The sheriff is going to need help to track down an experienced predator--one who abducts girls and holds them for months before ending their lives. Enter ex-FBI profiler and private investigator Keye Street. He lives for the struggle. After a few weeks, Keye is finally used to sharing her downtown Atlanta loft with her boyfriend, A.P.D. Lieutenant Aaron Rauser. Along with their pets (his dog, her cat) they seem almost like a family. But when Rauser plunks a few ice cubes in a tumbler and pours a whiskey, Keye tenses. Her addiction recovery is tenuous at best. And loves the fear. Though reluctant to head out into the country, Keye agrees to assist Sheriff Ken Meltzer. Once in Whisper, where the locals have no love for outsiders, Keye starts to piece together a psychological profile: The killer is someone who stalks and plans and waits. But why does the sociopath hold the victims for so long, and what horrible things must they endure? When a third girl goes missing, Keye races against time to connect the scant bits of evidence. All the while, she cannot shake the chilling feeling: Something dark and disturbing lives in these woods--and it is watching her every move.Advance praise for Don't Talk to Strangers "If you aren't reading Amanda Kyle Williams, start--today. The Keye Street series is one of the best around. Don't Talk to Strangers is gripping and suspenseful, a trip to the deep, dark side of a small Southern town, told with wit and humanity. What are you waiting for?"--Meg Gardiner, author of Phantom Instinct Praise for Amanda Kyle Williams and her Keye Street thrillers "The best private eye debut since Dennis Lehane's A Drink Before the War."--The Plain Dealer, on The Stranger You Seek "Street is a unique and worthy addition to the rich tradition of damaged and tough private detectives."--Associated Press "An exceptionally smart and harrowing character-driven debut by a welcome new thriller writer."--Karin Slaughter, on The Stranger You Seek "[Williams] keeps the suspense taut and the humor snarky."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Keye Street immediately puts herself in the top echelon of suspense heroes. She is brutally funny and powerfully human--one of the most realistic protagonists in crime fiction that I've had the thrill to read."--Tess Gerritsen "The tension buzzes like cicadas on a hot Georgia night and the pace is relentless."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer, on Stranger in the RoomFrom the Hardcover edition.
Roscoe Riley doesn't mean to break the rules. Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher Rat-tat-TAT! Tap shoes make the best noise ever! But tap-dancing? The big boys say that's just for girls. Roscoe promised to tap in the school talent show. When the teasing starts, will he keep his word?
What really happened to Mother? Lauren has come home seven years after her famous mother's mysterious drowning. They said it was an accident, but the tabloids screamed murder. Her father, a senator, hadn't protected her. Aunt Jule was her only refuge, the beloved godmother she's returning to see. Lauren stops at Wisteria's annual street festival and meets Nick, a tease, a flirt, and a childhood playmate. The day is almost perfect -- until she realizes she's being watched. Arriving at Aunt Jule's, Lauren is shocked at the decay of the riverfront home. Aunt Jule seems angry and defensive, even as she fusses over Lauren at her daughter Holly's expense. Nora, Jule's other daughter, is silent and spooky, and stares at Lauren with frightening intensity. Meanwhile, Nick has acted as if he wants to be more than Lauren's friend. So why is he suddenly glued to Holly and almost hostile to Lauren? How can she trust him -- especially now that a series of nasty "accidents" makes Lauren realize that somebody wants her dead? This time, there's no place to run.
A woman fakes her own death in order to escape her abusive husband, but what happens when he finds out what she did? Donâ t look Desperate Mary Grace Winters knew the only way to save herself and her child from her abusive husband was to stage their deaths. Now all that remains of her former life is at the bottom of a lake. Donâ t trust As Caroline Stewart, Mary Grace has almost forgotten the nightmare she left behind nine years ago. Slowly she has learned to believe that her new life, and new identity, is here to stay. Donâ t tell Then her husband uncovers her hidden trail. Step by step heâ s closing in on her and everyone she loves. Now Caroline must decide whether to flee again or whether the time has come to stay and fight... Disturbing and scary, Karen Roseâ s brilliant new thriller proves that you never know what goes on behind closed doors...
Once successful, Pam Lyon's husband, Troy, has blown their fortune. Now he's hustling to make a comeback - and soon he crosses a line that will challenge Pam's marriage. . . Taylor Oldman's ex, Luke, is finally out of prison and wants to connect with their child. She's doesn't want Luke in her life, but their son is acting out - and Luke is the only one who can reach him. Yvone Hastings befriends new church member Eva Logan, who is trying to leave behind a scandalous past. Don't Tell a Soul is a powerful novel of faith and friendship.
"Inspirational fiction done right." --ReShonda Tate BillingsleyThe trio of faithful friends from Tiffany L. Warren's inspirational bestseller What a Sista Should Do are older--but are they wiser?... Pam Lyon's husband has blown their fortune. Now he's hustling to make a comeback. But his business partner is more interested in connecting with Pam--and soon crosses a line that will challenge Pam's marriage. . ..Taylor Oldman's ex is out of prison and wants a relationship with their eleven-year-old son. Newly remarried Taylor doesn't want him in her life, but the boy is acting out--and his father is the only one who can reach him. . ..Recently divorced and lonely, Yvonne Hastings finds solace by befriending new church member Eva Logan. But Eva has a scandalous past, and when it starts to affect Yvonne, she'll have to reflect on what it means to be a good friend in and out of church. . .As their personal lives test them like never before, can these three women find a way to keep the faith--and their friendship?... Praise for Tiffany L. Warren"Yvonne, Taylor, and Pam are Christian women who struggle with forgiveness, trust, love and everyday drama. Don't Tell a Soul is a must-have." --RT Book Reviews
As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama distanced himself from same-sex marriage, saying he believed marriage was "a sacred union" between a man and a woman. In 2012, he did just the opposite, proclaiming it was "important" for him to affirm the right of same-sex couples to marry. This dramatic about-face put the most powerful man in the world at the front of the battle for gay rights, giving LGBT Americans and their advocates an invaluable ally in their struggle for freedom. Just one year later, the Supreme Court would strike down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, and no Democratic presidential nominee would ever again shun marriage equality. As former Advocate journalist Kerry Eleveld shows, Obama's support transformed the issue of gay rights from a political liability into an electoral imperative, and in Don't Tell Me to Wait she offers a boots-on-the-ground account of how gay rights activists pushed the president to this political tipping point. Obama's "evolution" on marriage equality was not the result of a benevolent politician who entered the Oval Office with a wealth of good intentions. Rather, pressure from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists changed the conversation, issue by issue. As a result of the protests and outcry following the passage of California's same-sex marriage ban, Obama realized that overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was the one 2008 campaign promise he couldn't ignore. While pledges to other progressive constituencies fell apart during Obama's first two years in office, the LGBT rights movement protested the administration's fecklessness early and often. By the time the sun set on the 111th Congress, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal had become the sole piece of major progressive legislation to become law. The repeal's overwhelming success and popularity paved the way for other LGBT advances, including the president's eventual embrace of the freedom to marry. With unprecedented access and unparalleled insights into this hot-button issue, Don't Tell Me to Wait captures a critical moment in LGBT history and demonstrates the power of activism to change the course of a presidency--and a nation.
Based on a remarkable true story, an unforgettable Somali girl risks her life on the migrant journey to Europe to run in the Olympic Games At eight years of age, Samia lives to run. She shares her dream with her best friend and neighbor, Ali, who appoints himself her "professional coach." Eight-year-old Ali trains her, times her, and pushes her to achieve her goals. For both children, Samia's running is the bright spot in their tumultuous life in Somalia. She is talented, brave, and determined to represent her country in the Olympic Games, just like her hero, the great Somali runner Mo Farah. For the next several years, Samia and Ali train at night in a deserted stadium as war rages and political tensions continue to escalate. Despite the lack of resources, despite the war, and despite all of the restrictions imposed on Somali women, Samia becomes a world-class runner. As a teenager, she is selected to represent her country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She finishes last in her heat at the Games, but the sight of the small, skinny woman in modest clothes running in the dust of athletes like Veronica Campbell-Brown brings the Olympic stadium to its feet. Samia sets her sights on the 2012 Games in London. Conditions in Somalia have worsened, and she must make the arduous migrant journey across Africa and the Mediterranean alone. Just like millions of refugees, Samia risks her life for the hope of a better future. Don't Tell Me You're Afraid is the unforgettable story of a courageous young woman, and it is also a remarkable window onto a global crisis.From the Hardcover edition.
[From the back cover:] "When my sister Carrie came home, I thought everything would be perfect. I thought we'd be a family again. The four of us together under one roof, loving and laughing--the way it's supposed to be, the way it used to be before she ran away for five months. But that hadn't happened. I knew Carrie was doing things that were wrong, but what could I do? She knew I'd do almost anything to keep our family together. But how could I keep silent when Carrie whispered... Don't Tell MOM..." Look for the prequel to this book, MISSING: Carrie Philips, Age 15, and another novel by Janet Dagon, Who's Going to Love Me Now?, in the Bookshare collection.
Since age 18, Paul Carter has worked on oil rigs in locations as far flung as the Middle East, Columbia, the North Sea, Borneo, Tunisia, Sumatra, Vietnam, Nigeria, Russia, and many others - and he's survived (so far!) to tell stories from the edge of civilization (places, as it happens, upon which most of our lives rely). Carter has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage, almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia, watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia, lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions - not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet - Carter has worked and gotten into trouble with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.
The true story, drawn from official documents and hours of personal interviews, of how Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation and became Canada's tenth province in 1949. A rich cast of characters--hailing from Britain, America, Canada and Newfoundland--battle it out for the prize of the resource-rich, financially solvent, militarily strategic island. The twists and turns are as dramatic as any spy novel and extremely surprising, since the "official" version of Newfoundland history has held for over fifty years almost without question. Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders will change all that.
The craziest wedding...Bespoke wedding planner Callie Labeau has a reputation for embracing the crazy. The weirder the concept, the wilder the party, right? And her love of all things OTT is about to be tested-because the cyber-geek wedding Matt Passmore has asked her to organize for his brother sounds insane....the wildest time planning it!E.R. doctor Matt has come to New Orleans to lock down the plans. And working with the gorgeous Callie is just an added bonus! But with the city engulfed in a heat wave, the chemistry between them is getting more scorching by the day...and proving to be one seriously big distraction!
Suggesting ways that can help children tell the truth instead of lying, Dr. Moser and David Melton make their point with humorous illustrations and informative text. Full color.
At last Zoey's sure she loves Lucas, which leaves Aaron free for Claire. But then beautiful Kate moves into Lucas's house. Is Zoey about to discover how it feels to get hurt? She thinks Lucas is in love with her, so why does she see him with Kate every time she turns around? Claire is happy. She's even being nice. She's ready for the most daring fling of her life. What could go wrong on the big night? Nina thinks she'll finally break through Ben's despair at not regaining his sight. Why is their relationship crashing down around them? Aisha is spending Valentine's night being taunted at the library. Jake is staying clean but he gets two Valentines he doesn't want. In fact, one of them is terrifying. This is the worst Valentine's Day for all but the newest of them. Find out what happened to the teenagers of Chathem Island before this unromantic Valentine's Day and what will happen after. Read all of the 28 books in the Making Out Series available From Bookshare, including: #1 Zoey Fools Around, #2 Jake Finds Out, #3 Nina Won't Tell, #4 Ben's In Love, #5 Claire Gets Caught, #6 What Zoey Saw, #7 Lucas Gets Hurt, #8 Aisha Goes Wild, #9 Zoey Plays Games, #10 Nina Shapes Up, #11 Ben Takes A Chance, #12 Claire Can't Lose, #14 Aaron Lets Go, #15 Who Loves Kate?, #16 Lara Gets Even, #17 Two Timing Aisha, #18 Zoey Speaks Out, #19 Kate Finds Love, #20 Never Trust Lara, and #21 Trouble with Aaron.
SOMETIMES TEMPTATION . . . A hardened mercenary as adept in bed as in battle, Simon Quinn can have any woman he wants, but he prefers those who know the rules of the game. That way it's easier to leave them behind . . . CAN'T BE AVOIDED But Lysette Rousseau is one female he can't figure out. Beautiful, sensual, seductive, she should be the perfect match for Simon, yet something about her ties him in knots. Bold and manipulative one time, sweetly innocent the next, she is an enigma bound to bring trouble . . . impossible to resist. Praise for Sylvia Day and her novels "Bared to You obliterates the competition . . . unique and unforgettable." --Joyfully Reviewed"Daringly original, boldly sensual and brilliantly plotted." --RT Book Reviews on Don't Tempt Me"Dangerous liaisons and deceptions are the key ingredients." --Booklist on Don't Tempt Me
Fantasy #1Living out her every erotic desire. . . ;Boudoir photographer Samantha Sawyer is seeking the perfect guy to help her with a little project - one that involves willing captives. Or experimenting with edible goodies. Or. . . ; The tricky part is that the fuzzy face of her dream man has morphed into that of her new assistant, Rick West. Only Rick is on an undercover assignment, and partaking in Samantha's erotic world - enticing as it is - only makes his deception worse. Because once he's tempted, there's no going back. . . ;.
SOMETIMES TEMPTATION. . . A hardened mercenary as adept in bed as in battle, Simon Quinn can have any woman he wants, but he prefers those who know the rules of the game. That way it's easier to leave them behind. . . CAN'T BE AVOIDEDBut Lysette Rousseau is one female he can't figure out. Beautiful, sensual, seductive, she should be the perfect match for Simon, yet something about her ties him in knots. Bold and manipulative one time, sweetly innocent the next, she is an enigma bound to bring trouble. . . impossible to resist. Praise for Sylvia Day and her novels"Bared to You obliterates the competition. . . unique and unforgettable. " -- Joyfully Reviewed "The undisputed mistress of tender, erotic romance. " -- Teresa Medeiros"Boldly passionate, scorchingly sexy. " -- Booklist on The Stranger I Married
Sometimes Temptation. . .A hardened mercenary as adept in bed as in battle, Simon Quinn can have any woman he wants, but he prefers those who know the rules of the game. That way it's easier to leave them behind. . .Can't Be AvoidedBut Lysette Rousseau is one female he can't figure out. Beautiful, sensual, seductive, she should be the perfect match for Simon, yet something about her ties him in knots. Bold and manipulative one time, sweetly innocent the next, she is an enigma bound to bring trouble. . .impossible to resist.Praise for Sylvia Day and her novels"Bared to You obliterates the competition. . .unique and unforgettable." --Joyfully Reviewed "The undisputed mistress of tender, erotic romance." --Teresa Medeiros"Boldly passionate, scorchingly sexy." --Booklist on The Stranger I Married
Stanley Crouch's gloriously bold first novel provides an intimate and epic portrait of America that breaks all the rules in crossing the boundaries of race, sex, and class. Blonde Carla from South Dakota is a jazz singer who has been around the block. Almost suddenly, she finds herself fighting to hold on to Maxwell, a black tenor saxophonist from Texas. Their red-hot and sublimely tender five-year union is under siege. Those black people who oppose such relatonships in the interest of romantic entitlement or group solidarity are pressuring Maxwell, and he is wavering. As Carla battles to save the deepest love of her life, her past plays out against the present, vividly bringing forth a startlingly fresh range of characters in scenes that are as accurately drawn as they are unpredictable and innovatively conceived.