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From the well-loved author of Knitting Under the Influence and The Smart One and the Pretty One comes a new novel about a young single mother trying to move out of her family's shadow. Rickie left home a long time ago-so how is it that at the age of twenty-five, she's living with her parents again, and sleeping in the bedroom of her childhood home? At least one thing has changed since high school: She now has a very sweet but frequently challenging son named Noah, who attends the same tony private LA school she herself attended. Rickie fit in fine when she was a student, but now her age and tattoos make her stand out from all the blond Stepford moms, who are desperate to know why someone so young-and so unmarried-has a kid in first grade. Already on the defensive, Rickie goes into full mother-tigress mode when her small and unathletic son tells her that the gym teacher is out to get him. She storms the principal's office, only to discover that Andrew Fulton, the coach, is no dumb jock. As her friendship with Andrew develops, Rickie finds herself questioning her assumptions-about motherhood, being a grown-up, and falling in love.
The setting is England, 1250. It is an intriguing and superstitious world of magic spells, brave knights, and magnificent castles. But, for many, life is very difficult. Through a simple question-and-answer format, this book explores many fascinating aspects of the Middle Ages, Readers will learn what people ate, how they dressed, and even visit a castle guarded by knights!
A DIFFERENT TIME ... A DIFFERENT PLACE ... WHAT IF YOU WERE THERE? Can a person be "owned" like a cow or a chair? This cannot happen in America today. But once, long ago, millions of men, women, and children were bought and sold like goods. They had to do anything that their owner wanted them to do. They were slaves. Where did the slaves come from? Where did they live in America? What were their houses like? What kind of work did they do? This book tells about the hard life that a slave faced, and how slaves found ways to overcome some of their hardships. It tells how the cruel system of slavery began - and how it ended.
This books tells the exciting story of how women worked to get the rights that all American women have today.
The third title in a series about Native American people, this book reveals what it was like to grow up in a Cherokee family long ago. Full-color illustrations by a Cherokee artist complement facts about Cherokee games, language, dwellings, medicine, names, and more.
The history of the Hopi--which means "wise and beautiful people"--is explored through a series of questions and answers, such as "Would you live in a teepee?" and "What did girls have to learn?"
This book tells you what it was like to live as a Sioux Indian in North and South Dakota during the years 1800 to 1850.
At 15, Lauren Riley promised herself that she would not mess up her life and would stay away from drugs and sex. But two years later, her boyfriend Brandon is pressuring her to forget that promise. Both her parents are lost to her through long-time drug addiction, but through her writing, Lauren tries to deal with her problems and discovers a deeper strength. Based on the reality of everyday high school life, and critiqued by high school students as it was written, this book accurately portrays and confronts the issues of drugs, race, sex, first love, and finding self-expression.
The next sexy, suspenseful installment in Dixie Lee Brown's Trust No One series . . .Beautiful but deadly, Rayna Dugan is a force to be reckoned with--even in heels.But when her plans for the evening suddenly involve defending her life against a criminal empire, Rayna knows she needs backup. The choice she made to leave Ty and her old mercenary team in Montana starts to seem like a bad call. She's been running from her feelings for the tough, rugged man, but Rayna needs Ty now more than ever. Yet when Ty becomes the new target, his help could mean his death . . .Ex-cop Ty Whitlock has spent the last six years waiting for his past to catch up with him. When it finally does, he isn't expecting the woman he loves--the one who walked out on him--to be caught in its web. He knows she's moved on, but he can't help wanting another chance with the petite beauty. Ty's got only one choice: find Rayna and keep her safe. But that's the easy part. Once he finds her, can he convince her to stay?
4 rings, 1 promise: Best Friends Forever Growing up is never easy. But when things get tough, you can always count on your best friends. CJ, Olivia, Morgan and Zoe know one thing's for sure: they'll always have each other! Zoe isn't like her three best friends. She enjoys playing sports outside, doesn't really care about clothes, and is a little self conscious of her body. So when her best friend Tommy admits he likes her, Zoe is caught off guard and tells him to ask CJ out instead. But then she starts having doubts about her decision. Can she share her true feelings without risking her friendships?
Seventh-grader Zoe, who comes from a big family where she's never had anything all to herself, desperately wants CJ for a best friend, but when CJ reveals that she likes the boy Zoe likes, she must make a choice.
Hot, hardworking senior Jeremy Aames has found someone special. She's not like other girls. She's Jessica Wakefield... and she's everything he ever dreamed a girlfriend would be. Jeremy was used to having days when everything fell apart. He had no idea what to do about them. He wished there was someone who could make the whole world disappear... Then he met her. And all Jessica Wakefield had to do was smile.
Shortly after the Christmas of 1863, fourteen-year-old Moses thinks he is beginning a new free life when he becomes part of a group of other former slaves headed for a small island off the coast of Haiti.
This book tells you what life was like among the Pilgrims who sailed to the New World in 1620 on the Mayflower.
A FACE IN THE MIRROR Hope Carson may not look like a survivor, but she has escaped an abusive ex-husband and recovered from a vicious assault. Now she endures the painful memories and suspicious rumors surrounding her involvement in the attack. Her ex is a cop, so the last people she trusts are law enforcement officials--and she certainly doesn't trust how the local DA makes her feel inside.Remy Jennings should know better. He has no business falling for a woman who he suspects may have a deeply troubled mind. And even if he did make a move, she'd bolt like a frightened rabbit. But how can he deny a burning desire that threatens to consume him? As Hope's past catches up with her in the worst way, Remy is determined to break through her defenses, earn her trust, and keep her safe in his arms--before it's too late.From the Paperback edition.
For fans of Jessica Sorensen, J.A. Redmerski, and Abbi Glines...Twenty-four-year-old Pax Tate is an asshole. Seriously. He's a tattooed, rock-hard bad boy with a tough attitude to match. His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with an intense guilt that he doesn't understand. What he does know is that he and his dad were left alone, and they have never been close. Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the black void in his soul. He pretends that the emptiness isn't there and this has always worked . . . until he meets Mila.Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air that Pax has never known in his life. He doesn't know how to not hurt her-but he quickly realizes that he'd better figure it out because he needs her to breathe. When the memories of his mother's death resurface to haunt Pax, Mila is there to save him from his overwhelming guilt. Mila restores his broken heart, even as she evokes his powerful, sexual desires. Now for Pax to keep Mila, he needs to work on his issues-and stop being an asshole. But is that enough to make her stay?
"If you take a pencil, you can draw two cats. And if they like each other..."
A provocative question-and-answer format teaches young readers a multitude of facts about a small slice of American history--life on the Oregon Trail in the 1840s.
NATIONAL ESSENCE BESTSELLER Want to find real, committed love? The bodyguard for women's hearts reveals the minds of men in this tough-love guide to relationships. After decades of preying on women as a pimp and a hustler, Big Boom knows all the games men play. He's now given up his player card, exposing the motivations of men and providing women with down-to-earth advice on how to create a fulfilling, loving relationship. From sex with the ex to first dates, from the first look to the morning after, Boom leaves nothing out. His straight-talking advice exposes women's weaknesses and is invaluable to any woman determined to avoid common mistakes that lead to heartbreak. This unique guide will show women not only how to find true love with Mr. Right, but also how to avoid Mr. Never-Gonna-Happen, Mr. Infidelity, and a variety of other Mr. Wrongs.
Alice Watson's no longer the shy, overweight girl everyone dissed back in high school-everyone, that is, except Marcus Quinn, her one-time best friend who ended up trampling all over her heart. Now, thirteen years later, Alice is tall, stunning, sensational . . . and a genuine movie star who goes by the name of DesirÉe LaCroix. And passion's flame starts smoking again when she sees that handsome Marcus still has it going on. But is it Alice or her famous Hollywood persona who's got his beautiful brown eyes wide open? Marcus's own heart has gone through major achin' since back in the day. And the reappearance of Alice/DesirÉe seems to spell bigtime trouble. Still, this proud, sexy sista could make Marcus forget the pain and his promise not to let a fine face and figure turn his head ever again. And even though the lady's got drama-and there's serious danger doggin' her trail-this could be the time for cautious Marcus to commit to a perfect love that he once let get too far away.
First published in 1938, Carl Sandburg called this the best book ever written on how to write.
Wendell and Florence Minor create a charming tribute to all the playful fun and activity that comes with being a penguin--which young readers can delight in too!
This new addition to the popular question-and-answer history series invites readers to step back in time to what it was like growing up 100 years ago on the Great Plains of America.
Written from a child's perspective, this book answers the questions of what it may have been like to have been at the First Thanksgiving celebration, where nearly half of the 52 Pilgrims were 16-years-old and younger. It also answers questions about life in the new settlement of Plymouth, about the native people, and more.
Amish-zombie-teen-romance author Mia and her husband Mac buy and renovate their first home in the Chicago suburbs that John Hughes' movies made famous. Along their harrowing renovation journey, they get caught up in various wars with the homeowners' association, meet some less-than-friendly neighbors, and are joined by a hilarious cast of supporting characters.
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