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YOU AGAIN?! For three years, Andi McGinnis had haunted Chase Remington's dreams. She was the one woman in the world he would never trust--or ever forget. Now she was back, as infuriatingly brazen--and alluring--as ever. But this time, he vowed their mission was all that could exist between them...Driven by revenge, Andi had dreamed of the day she would meet Chase again. Now that she had, an innocent child's life depended on her ability to pose as his loving wife. Together, the undercover agents set out through the perilous Central American jungle to deliver the orphaned baby to safety, bound by their common cause--and tortured by a passion that refused to die...
Through the shadows of snow-frosted trees, a young female gray wolf lopes. She is new to this place--to Yellowstone. Gray wolves haven't lived here in seventy years. This female is alone, without the comfort of her mother or other wolves. As the seasons change and the young female grows, she must learn to feed, to hunt, and to survive in her new home. She must make her own family pack.
Family Pictures is the story of Carmen Lomas Garza's girlhood: celebrating birthdays, making tamales, finding a hammerhead shark on the beach, picking cactus, going to a fair in Mexico, and confiding to her sister her dreams of becoming an artist. These day-to-day experiences are told through fourteen vignettes of art and a descriptive narrative, each focusing on a different aspect of traditional Mexican American culture. The English-Spanish text and vivid illustrations reflect the author's strong sense of family and community. For Mexican Americans, Carmen Lomas Garza offers a book that reflects their lives and traditions. For others, this work offers insights into a beautifully rich community. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Welcome home...Dr. Callie Layman isn't looking forward to going home to White Pine Lake, Michigan. She isn't looking forward to taking over as the physician in charge of the community clinic after only recently becoming a doctor. She isn't looking forward to facing her new stepmother, stepsiblings or the changes in her relationship with her father. And she certainly isn't looking forward to going head-to-head with Zach Gibson, the handsome former combat medic who's been running the clinic and will now be her assistant.And yet the community needs her expertise. Her family needs her to help them heal. And, she learns, so does Zach. Callie decides she has to try to help them, but ultimately can she be everything they need her to be?
Book three of Blood of the PrideEvery family has secrets, but some are more dangerous than others...Rebecca Desjardin isn't exactly looking forward to meeting Brandon's parents. The wealthy Hanovers won't approve of Rebecca's blue-collar P.I. lifestyle-and they certainly wouldn't approve if they knew she was a cat shifter.Rebecca's Felis senses go on high alert when Michael, Brandon's father, strong-arms her into taking a quick job for one of his employees. If she doesn't agree, Michael will dig into Rebecca's past to prove she's not fit for his son.When Rebecca discovers a dead body, she knows Brandon's father is hiding something. And she must decide if the truth is worth risking Brandon's love.Begin the adventure with Blood of the Pride and Claws Bared.70,000 words
Peter and Leslie, high school seniors who are lovers, have to make some adjustments when Peter's father and Leslie's mother marry, making them stepbrother and stepsister.
When local shop owner Norah Zumwalt asks Victory O'Shea to trace her family tree, Victory - Torie - never dreamed it would lead to murder. Torie is the resident historian, genealogist, and tour guide of the historic German town of New Kassel, Missouri. Though she knows she's overworked already, Torie cheerfully agrees to the job because it's so intriguing: she's to find out what happened to Norah's father, who left to serve in World War II but never returned, and his ancestors, about whom Norah knows almost nothing. As luck would have it, Torie gets some surprising answers for Norah right away, but when she tries to tell her what she's found, Norah puts her off, then vanishes. Torie finally goes to Norah's home to deliver the news in person, only to find the poor woman murdered in her own home. Torie quickly realizes that she may have stumbled onto a mystery more complex - and more dangerous - than the question of Norah's ancestors, and that by nosing around, she's put herself in harm's way. Struggling to balance a murder investigation with her work and the care of her family is tough enough, but when the mighty Mississippi floods, threatening her home and New Kassel itself, it might be all Torie can do to keep her head above water. Especially if someone is trying to force her under...
You've been warned about middle-age spread. But no one told you about the squeeze. You're in the "Middle Ages"-sandwiched between the "greatest generation" and the "gimme" generations, busily juggling both with no relief in sight. Children are driving, and parents are not. Money is tight and so are your favorite jeans. And things that never ached before are beginning to give you trouble! For every baby boomer who wonders if it's possible to navigate the Middle Ages with grace and style, Phil Callaway offers plenty of hope and a little hilarity, too. Because there's nothing like a smile to make wrinkles less noticeable. The author ofWho Put My Life on Fast Forward?andLaughing Mattersoffers this lighthearted look at the challenges of the middle years -- and promises that while we can't slow down the aging process, wecanease the worries it brings by focusing on what really matters most.
In this Second Edition, the author continues to explore both the larger context surrounding families and stress and the inner context, which includes perceptions and meanings. The author emphasizes the need for a more general contextual model of family stress and crises than other models. The goal is to provide a framework for students and professionals engaged in helping families learn how to manage their stress.
Features new and updated assignments and exercises to meet the changing needs of mental health professionals The Family Therapy Homework Planner, Second Edition provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features: New and updated homework assignments consistent with evidence-based therapies and grouped by presenting problems including adoption, communication issues, interracial family problems, sexual abuse, and school concerns 78 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by families in therapy, such as family-of-origin interference, depression in family members, divorce, financial conflict, adolescent and parent conflicts, traumatic life events, and dependency issues Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises Assignments that are cross-referenced to The Family Therapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition-so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or problem A CD-ROM that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format-allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients' unique styles and needs Additional resources in the PracticePlanners® series: Treatment Planners cover all the necessary elements for developing formal treatment plans, including detailed problem definitions, long-term goals, short-term objectives, therapeutic interventions, and DSMTM diagnoses. For more information on our PracticePlanners® products, including our full line of Treatment Planners, visit us on the Web at: www. wiley. com/practiceplanners
A master of family therapy, Salvador Minuchin, traces for the first time the minute operations of day-to-day practice. Dr. Minuchin has achieved renown for his theoretical breakthroughs and his success at treatment. Now he explains in close detail those precise and difficult maneuvers that constitute his art. The book thus codifies the method of one of the country's most successful practitioners.
The Family Therapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions Organized around 40 main presenting problems including child/parent conflicts, depression, abuse, death and loss issues, blended family problems, and loss of family cohesion Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions-plus space to record your own treatment plan options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem Designed to correspond with The Family Therapy Progress Notes Planner, Second Edition and the Brief Family Therapy Homework Planner, Second Edition Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA
Annie Ferguson was a bright young Manhattan architect. Talented, beautiful, just starting out with her first job, new apartment and boyfriend, she had the world in the palm of her hand--until a single phone call altered the course of her life forever. Overnight, she became the mother to her sister's three orphaned children, keeping a promise she never regretted making, even if it meant putting her own life indefinitely on hold. Now, at forty-two, as independent as ever, with a satisfying career and a family that means everything to her, Annie is comfortable being single and staying that way. She appears to have no time for anything else. With her nephew and nieces now young adults and confronting major challenges of their own, Annie is navigating a parent's difficult passage between lending them a hand and letting go, and suddenly facing an empty nest. The eldest, twenty-eight-year-old Liz, an overworked, struggling editor in a high-powered job at Vogue, has never allowed any man to come close enough to hurt her. Ted, at twenty-four a serious and hardworking law student, is captivated by a much older, much more experienced woman with children, who is leading him much further than he wants to go. And the youngest, twenty-one-year-old Katie--impulsive, artistic, rebellious--is an art student about to make a choice that will lead her to an entirely different world she is in no way prepared for but determined to embrace. Then, just when least expected, a chance encounter changes Annie's life yet again in the most unexpected direction of all. From Manhattan to Paris and all the way to Tehran, Family Ties is a novel that reminds us how challenging and unpredictable life can be, and that the powerful bonds of family are the strongest of all.
Wanting to do right by his impressionable daughters, widower Cam Calhoun knows they need a woman's touch. But when his high school sweetheart returns to town to open a beauty spa, Cam plans to keep his distance. Meredith Brennan left him without a word over a decade ago. Now talk of hairstyles and nail polish have his tomboy daughters way too excited. Yet when Meredith hires him to make her dream come true, Cam discovers he just might have what she needs most: the love of a family.
All mortgage broker Kendal Oakes wanted was a stable, loving home for his daughter, Larissa. He was widowed, and his motherless little girl was prone to uncontrollable tantrums. But then single mom Connie Wheeler walked into the church day-care center. . . ;and their lives. Connie had a way with Larissa-the child's only calm moments came when Connie was nearby. So she agreed to babysit with her own son in tow. The two children and adults got along perfectly. It was almost as if they could be a family. But when Kendal popped the question Connie longed to hear, did he want the true marriage she'd prayed for, or simply a union of convenience?
While trying to construct her family tree for a school assignment, eleven-year-old Tyler discovers her Amish heritage and other secrets about her family's past.
Whether you're just getting started in genealogy or you're a research veteran, The Family Tree Sourcebook provides you with the information you need to trace your roots across the United States, including: *Research summaries, tips and techniques, with maps for every U.S. state; *Detailed county-level data, essential for unlocking the wealth of records hidden in the county courthouse; *Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies; *Bibliographies for each state to help you further your research. You'll love having this trove of information to guide you to the family history treasures in state and county repositories. It's all at your fingertips in an easy-to-use format-and it's from the trusted experts at Family Tree Magazine!
Jonathan Yardley called A Family Trust "his longest, his most ambitious and his best... a book with serious purposes that manages to entertain at the same time...rich in carefully observed details, in quick, sharp perceptions that reveal more than one at first understands...a fine, satisfying, rewarding book, the work of a mature and accomplished novelist," upon the book's initial publication in 1978. The passing of Amos Rising, town elder and editor of The Dement Intelligencer, leaves the Rising family without a patriarch and the town with a hole in its center. The ambitions and talents of the Risings, the changing face of the town and the life of the spirited, intelligent, and attractive Dana Rising fill the pages of this extraordinary novel. Ward Just's A Family Trust is about the public face and private souls of America's Heartland in the same way his other novels are about Germany, Vietnam, or Washington D.C. The time has come to bring A Family Trust back into print.
This is the delightfully warm and enjoyable story of an old Parisian named Armand, who relished his solitary life. Children, he said, were like starlings, and one was better off without them.<P><P> But the children who lived under the bridge recognized a true friend when they met one, even if the friend seemed a trifle unwilling at the start. And it did not take Armand very long to realize that he had gotten himself a ready-made family; one that he loved with all his heart, and one for whom he would have to find a better home than the bridge.<P> Armand and the children's adventures around Paris--complete with gypsies and a Santa Claus--make a story which children will treasure.<P> Newbery Medal Honor book
The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have over their children's upbringing. Family Values provides a major new theoretical account of the morality and politics of the family, telling us why the family is valuable, who has the right to parent, and what rights parents should--and should not--have over their children.Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift argue that parent-child relationships produce the "familial relationship goods" that people need to flourish. Children's healthy development depends on intimate relationships with authoritative adults, while the distinctive joys and challenges of parenting are part of a fulfilling life for adults. Yet the relationships that make these goods possible have little to do with biology, and do not require the extensive rights that parents currently enjoy. Challenging some of our most commonly held beliefs about the family, Brighouse and Swift explain why a child's interest in autonomy severely limits parents' right to shape their children's values, and why parents have no fundamental right to confer wealth or advantage on their children.Family Values reaffirms the vital importance of the family as a social institution while challenging its role in the reproduction of social inequality and carefully balancing the interests of parents and children.
Personal essays by Meg Bortin * Sarah Cameron * Dan Chaon * Dominic Collier * Bernard Cornwell * Robert Dessaix * Matthew Engel * Paula Fox * A. M. Homes * Tama Janowitz * Lynn Lauber * Carol Lefevre * Daniel Menaker * Priscilla T. Nagle * Sandra Newman * Mirabel Osler * Emily Prager * Jonathan Rendall * Martin Rowson * Abigail Rubin * Lise Saffran * Lindsay Sagnette * Hannah wa Muigai * Jeanette Winterson * Mark Wormald. Adoption, until recently a hidden subject, has become an open field of psychological study, policy debate, and ethical interest. Family Wanted is an honest, heartwarming, and heartbreaking collection featuring important authors personally involved in all sides of adoption. Here are more than twenty pieces, many published for the first time. Among the contributors are Paula Fox, an adoptee herself, who meets the daughter she didn't raise and finds she is "the first woman related to me I could speak to freely"; Bernard Cornwell, adopted by a now-defunct religious cult, who responds by converting to "atheism and frivolity"; African author Hannah wa Muigai, who recounts being impregnated as a teenager by an older lover--whom she then found in bed with another man; Tama Janowitz, who to her comical shock learns to love the "hyperactive sweating lunatic" she adopted in China; and Daniel Menaker, who as an adoptive father becomes less concerned with the cause-and-effect of heredity and more content with "the lottery that to a large extent is everyone's life." "Gripping ... [Family Wanted] pulls the reader through [a] variety of emotions. ... Some families work, others don't. This anthology does." -The Guardian (London).
9 MONTHS LATER A pregnant woman without a husband A family without a father And a mysterious stranger who wants to be both... She's the pregnant mother of two children. She's also a recent widow, still mourning the death of her husband, who died before she even knew about the pregnancy. And she's trying to manage a failing resort in Nevada. Despite all this, Wendy Sloan is coping...sort of. When a handsome stranger named Josh Walker appears one day, looking for a job, Wendy figures he's too good to be true. Reluctantly, she lets him stay. In no time, her kids are crazy about him and he's fixing up the place, just as he promised. And Wendy...Wendy's attracted to him. Very attracted. She doesn't want to be, but she is. As it turns out, both of her contradictory reactions to Josh are right. No, he's not what he seems to be, not exactly. And yes, he's a man worth loving. A man who can bring wholeness and happiness back into her family's life. A man who wants to be a father to her children...all three of them.
[From the back cover:] "Molly Murphy--now Molly Sullivan--is a year into marriage and restless in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when she receives a letter asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn't hurt to ask around, despite promising Daniel she'd give up her career as a detective. The same day, Molly learns that five babies have recently been kidnapped. Refusing to let Molly help with the kidnapping investigation, Daniel sends her away to spend the summer with his mother. But even in the quiet, leafy suburbs, Molly's own pending motherhood makes her unable to ignore these missing children. What she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her life--and that of her baby--in danger." Catch up on all of the investigations of a feisty Irish immigrant in early twentieth century New York City. The historic atmosphere is diverse and accurate and though Molly enjoys her independence and is out to prove women are capable of running a business, she has a soft spot for Daniel, a police captain who loves her, but for some time, not reliably. Look for #0.5 The Amersham Rubies, #1 Murphy's Law, #2 Death of Riley, #3 For the Love of Mike, #4 In Like Flynn, #5 Oh Danny Boy, #6 In Dublin's Fair City, #7 Tell Me Pretty Maiden, #8 In A Gilded Cage, #9 The Last Illusion, #10 Bless the Bride, #11 Hush Now, Don't You Cry, with #13 City of Darkness and Light on the way.
Parenting is something you do. Family is something you are.--TRACY HOGG Before her untimely death in 2004, Tracy--aka the Baby Whisperer--and her longtime collaborator, journalist Melinda Blau, conceived a fourth book that would apply the commonsense principles of baby whispering to the "whole family." This ground-breaking book explains why "family" is defined by much more than the relationship between parent and child. By widening the lens to focus on the family as an entity, Blau uses the Baby Whisperer philosophy to illuminate how the multiple bonds and interactions that unfold within a household of adults and children coalesce to form a larger family dynamic. By taking this wider perspective, she enables readers to see everyday challenges--such as sibling rivalry, communication, and time management--with fresh eyes. Informed both by research and stories of real families, this new book is filled with the handy tips and memorable acronyms that Baby Whisperer fans have come to expect. The advice is simple, practical, and often counterintuitive (asking kids to help more around the home can make them happier; setbacks can often make a family closer). The hopeful message is that with insight, awareness, and "family-think," we can actually design our families to be happier and more productive, improving the daily lives of parents and kids--and, thereby, benefiting society as a whole in the process.
Frightening accounts of the Erskines of Mar, Lambton Worm, Gordons of Gight, Screaming Skull of Calgarth, Wild Cunliffe of Wycoller Hall, Smithhills Hall, Corfe Castle, Dread Coruisk and the Curse of Rudesheim.The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F&W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural - other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft.
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