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For fans of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary and Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing herself . . . and finding herself again . . . in the middle of her life.Maybe it was those extra five pounds I'd gained. Maybe it was because I was about to turn the same age my mother was when I lost her. Maybe it was because after almost twenty years of marriage my husband and I seemed to be running out of things to say to each other. But when the anonymous online study called "Marriage in the 21st Century" showed up in my inbox, I had no idea how profoundly it would change my life. It wasn't long before I was assigned both a pseudonym (Wife 22) and a caseworker (Researcher 101). And, just like that, I found myself answering questions. 7. Sometimes I tell him he's snoring when he's not snoring so he'll sleep in the guest room and I can have the bed all to myself. 61. Chet Baker on the tape player. He was cutting peppers for the salad. I looked at those hands and thought, I am going to have this man's children. 67. To not want what you don't have. What you can't have. What you shouldn't have. 32. That if we weren't careful, it was possible to forget one another. Before the study, my life was an endless blur of school lunches and doctor's appointments, family dinners, budgets, and trying to discern the fastest-moving line at the grocery store. I was Alice Buckle: spouse of William and mother to Zoe and Peter, drama teacher and Facebook chatter, downloader of memories and Googler of solutions. But these days, I'm also Wife 22. And somehow, my anonymous correspondence with Researcher 101 has taken an unexpectedly personal turn. Soon, I'll have to make a decision--one that will affect my family, my marriage, my whole life. But at the moment, I'm too busy answering questions. As it turns out, confession can be a very powerful aphrodisiac.BONUS: This edition includes a Wife 22 discussion guide.
Gabriella Benito fell for wealthy Rufus Gresham the first time she saw him. But Rufus believed Gabriella only wanted a rich husband-just like her mother. Five years later, Rufus and Gabriella must marry to obtain their inheritances. On their wedding day, Gabriella is shocked when Rufus kisses her passionately! Will Rufus use their marriage as an excuse to have her in his bed-whenever he wants?
When irresistible Hank Riverton said he needed Angela Samuels's help, how was the virginal secretary to know he'd be talking about marriage? Now she was on her way to Mustang, Montana, to play wife for a week to the most unmarried man in town! Angela was pretty, prim, and best of all, she posed no threat to Hank's single life. For Hank would rather be dead than wed. But seeing Angela in action had this hardened bachelor's mind wondering about home and hearth. Was it time for Hank to promote his secretary... to full-time bride?
His Perfect Bride Jacob Lapp has loved Annie Zook since childhood. But she's never seen him that way. Once courted-then rejected-by his older brother, Annie's wary of the Lapp men. But now that Jacob is working at her dat's blacksmith shop, he feels he's been given a second chance. It's no secret Annie wants a husband. Yet she's intent on marrying someone older, more established-someone the opposite of Jacob. Can he ever break down the walls she's forged around her fragile heart and prove to her that he's the perfect man for her? Lancaster County Weddings: Binding two hearts as one in Amish country the walls she's forged around her fragile heart and prove to her that he's the perfect man for her? Lancaster County Weddings: Binding two hearts as one in Amish country
Everything comes to he who waits.... Josh Fereday, widowed and wary, has decided that she isn't marriage material. But now that her twin sister, Belvia, is happily wedded, Josy must get on with her own life. Dacre Banchereau is offering her an almost perfect solution-a place to stay and a job. But the catch is that Dacre is also proposing marriage...the one thing that Josy feels she can never accept. Dacre possesses a quality Josy hasn't encountered in a man before: patience. He's asked Josy to marry him and he's prepared to wait-either until she's ready to be his wife, or until he's made her fall in love with him.... Take a chance on Dacre, Josy! The sequel to Jessica Steele's funny, touching story, The Sister Secret.
Sophie Young and Grace Yang: best friends, seventh graders, spies. Equipped with walkie-talkies, binoculars, and candy, the girls sneak out for one of their midnight spy missions expecting a simple stakeout. But what starts as a silly game turns very real when they peek in on Luna Vistas notoriously bizarre middle-school counselor, Dr. Charlotte Agford (aka Dr. Awkward). Is there more to Dr. Agford than her tacky clothes and sugary falsetto voice? Sophie and Grace are convinced something sinister lurks below the surface . . . and they just might be right. Soon theyre racing to outsmart the suspicious counselor--all while cracking secret codes, dodging a mysterious blue car, and keeping tabs on strangers with unibrows and Texas twangs. But the strain of the investigation pushes the girls further apart. Even if Sophie and Grace uncover the truth about Agford in time, will their friendship survive?
The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book offers 365 fun, lively games and activities to get toddlers and preschoolers moving. It includes outdoor, indoor, water, rhythm/music, and holiday activities for individuals and groups. All activities are designed to strengthen large and small motor skills such as balance and hand-eye coordination. This book will encourage any toddler or preschooler to wiggle and giggle!The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book contains 365 creative, lively games and activities to keep toddlers and preschoolers busy and active. It provides great alternatives to watching television, playing video games, or doing other sedentary activities. This book will get your young child up and moving for hours! The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book shows parents and daycare providers how to: instill a love of physical exercise through games and activities that encourage a child to move; focus a child's energy constructively; encourage a child to strengthen large and small motor skills; connect music and rhyme with physical expression to develop a child's creativity; and celebrate holidays and other special occasions with games and activities that get everyone moving. This book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight.
A fun and friendly guide to enjoying the benefits of video games with actual fitness results! Lose weight, find serenity, and tone your muscles while playing a video game? It's almost too good to be true! Yet, the Wii offers all of that, with fitness games that focus on losing weight, achieving balance and building strength. Written by an author team of Certified Personal Trainers, this friendly guide is aimed at anyone who is eager to take advantage of combining the fun, interactive, and motivational aspects of video games with traditional fitness activities. You'll learn how to use Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active and other games as part of a sensible workout routine and lifestyle. The authors guide you through best practices for doing the exercises and explain how to incorporate a variety of other activities to maintain long-term results. Wii Fit Plus and EA Sports Active feature different fitness games that focus on losing weight, achieving balance and building strength An author duo of Certified Personal Trainers guide you through combining the fun, interactive aspect of Wii fitness with traditional fitness activities More than 100 color screen shots serve as helpful examples for performing the routines safely and effectively Using this instructional and innovative book, you'll be fit with your Wii!
Jesus told His followers that He would build His church, and then He told them to go and make disciples. It's that simple. We make disciples, and He builds the church.
Want to be part of the largest group-writing project in human history? Learn how to contribute to Wikipedia, the user-generated online reference for the 21st century. Considered more popular than eBay, Microsoft.com, and Amazon.com, Wikipedia servers respond to approximately 30,000 requests per second, or about 2.5 billion per day. It's become the first point of reference for people the world over who need a fact fast. If you want to jump on board and add to the content, Wikipedia: The Missing Manual is your first-class ticket. Wikipedia has more than 9 million entries in 250 languages, over 2 million articles in the English language alone. Each one is written and edited by an ever-changing cast of volunteer editors. You can be one of them. With the tips in this book, you'll quickly learn how to get more out of -- and put more into -- this valuable online resource.Wikipedia: The Missing Manual gives you practical advice on creating articles and collaborating with fellow editors, improving existing articles, and working with the Wikipedia community to review new articles, mediate disputes, and maintain the site. Up to the challenge? This one-of-a-kind book includes: Basic editing techniques, including the right and wrong ways to edit Pinpoint advice about which types of articles do and do not belong on Wikipedia Ways to learn from other editors and communicate with them via the site's talk pages Tricks for using templates and timesaving automated editing tools Recommended procedures for fighting spam and vandalism Guidance on adding citations, links, and images to your articles Wikipedia depends on people just like you to help the site grow and maintain the highest quality. With Wikipedia: The Missing Manual, you get all the tools you need to be part of the crew.
You don't have to understand how to edit Wikipedia in order to find the information you need and join the conversation. This booklet gives you just what you need to know in friendly, concise form so you can research any subject without getting lost in Wikipedia's labyrinth. With it, you'll be able to unlock the mysteries of the many links on every Wikipedia page and the sometimes cryptic buzzwords you see on Talk pages. And, while this booklet focuses on Wikipedia readers, it also includes a tutorial for first-time editors and explains Wikipedia's editing tools. You'll find valuable advice on how to alert editors to flaws in articles and how to contribute to Talk pages without getting caught up in pointless disputes. The author of Wikipedia Reader's Guide: The Missing Manual has edited more than 15,000 Wikipedia articles, and has written a comprehensive index to Wikipedia for editors to use in their daily work. His knowledge of Wikipedia is limitless and his passion is contagious. With this guide, you'll catch on quickly.
In the enormous city of the Addition, all children are SAFE, SECURE, and SUPERVISED, and are watched by cameras even while they sleep. Henrietta is unlikable at her competitive school until she meets Gary and Rose. They all share something in common: headaches with an unknown cause. Then, late one night, Henrietta makes a startling discovery when she finds a wounded cat in the attic above her bedroom. Soon after, a series of strange occurrences follow, including the appearance of a threatening creature with long, waxy fingers, who calls itself the Wikkeling. With the help of an ancient Bestiary, will Henrietta and her friends solve these mysteries before the Wikkeling finally catches them?Age:Middle Reader 8-12
"Vivid and painstakingly researched biography." --Daily Telegraph"Wilberforce modeled a combination of Christian principle and tactical genius as relevant in the twenty-first century as in his own time." --William Hague"The biography is the product of much painstaking research. John Pollock has made use of virtually all the extant manuscript collections containing Wilberforce materials. He gives a detailed picture of his life and character which includes some important new information." --ObserverWilliam Wilberforce was at the heart of British politics for over forty years but is chiefly remembered as the reformer who campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade in England. This intriguing and insightful biography of his life will inspire you to find ways to stand on your convictions and make a difference wherever you are.
I never knew what trouble was until she came back into my life and started fanning the flames on an old torch."I need you, Lee," she said. Then she looked up at me with those wonderful, burning dark eyes of hers and I fell into them just like I always did--like it was yesterday and we were crazy in love on Cloud 13.Only it was today. Only she already had a husband. Only he was missing. She wanted me to find him before he found her--and killed her.There were holes in her story. There were holes in my head, too. Because I bought every word of it.Bang! The next thing I knew I was head over heels in a mess of corpses, killers, and wild, wild women.
Marra's body burned with desire. It was Wild time, the first week of spring, when Lynx from all over North America gathered in the Sierra Nevada foothills to mate. The time when every Lynx female went into heat. But Wild is bittersweet for Marra. She's past the age when most Lynx find their mate. She only comes to Wild for sex and always leaves as she came: alone. Yet this year is different. A new male Lynx has come to Wild, a foreigner who will claim her in ways she only imagined. . .
Two frantic noir thrillers from 1959 and 1961 from an author about whom Bill Pronzini had this to say: "He produced some of the most compelling noir softcover originals of the 1950's. "
Cade, a teen raised alone in the wilderness, is thrust into civilization in this modern retelling of Tarzan.No one knows the forest better than Cade, who has spent his entire life there, foraging, hunting, and surviving. Raised to believe no one else is left in the world, he is shocked when he encounters Dara, a modern girl on a camping trip in his woods. And when an accident forces him back into society with her, he begins to question his entire life. Together, Cade and Dara attempt to handle their newfound celebrity as the media closes in. But the truth of Cade's past might be too much for either of them.Alex Mallory's action-packed and romantic tale is told from both Cade's and Dara's point of view and is perfect for fans of contemporary and dystopian YA as well as classic survival stories such as Hatchet, Lord of the Flies, and Tarzan.
Fabio Boldly romantic, sinfully seductive, he's the dream lover of your most thrilling fantasies. With his sun-burnished hair and hypnotic blue eyes, he is whatever you want him to be--devil-may-care scoundrel or tender hero. Now he sweeps you away to the blazing sands of a tropical paradise, where emotions run high and desire is sensual, hot, and... Wild Working as a maid on the luxurious estate of a Miami businessman had its advantages--especially when A.J. Sutton met Marco Estevez With his bronzed good looks and explosive sexuality, Marco tempted A.J. as no other man ever had . . .enticing her into his arms and a passionate affair that knew no bounds. But that was before a shocking murder forced A.J. to change her name, her looks, and flee for her life. Only one other person knew what she had witnessed--the man whose seductive touch she couldn't resist. Now her dangerous desire for Marco would plunge her into a world of peril and sizzling passion, where she'd be torn between doubt and hope...between fear and a love that could keep her safe--if she dared to trust her heart...
Good old by Merle Puhl is campaigning to be a United States Senator from Montana, and a former President is coming to Rozette to give him a hand. This means that the Secret Service is coming, too, and local police detective Ray Bartell is assigned to work with them. Bartell's job: act as the security detail's tour guide in the realm of local lunatics. The job starts out interesting, but takes a bad turn when Puhl decides to use one outspoken environmentalist, Henry Skelton, as campaign fodder. Skelton has a violent past, so the Secret Service-and consequently Bartell-must take him seriously. In response, Skelton seems determined to prove that everything Puhl does to portray him as a dangerous extremist is true. But where, Bartell comes to wonder, are the lines of extremism drawn? How do you recognize the difference between a patriotic fool and a foolish patriot? And how do you sort out the wreckage when the two clash?
An eye-opening look at how zoo-life affects the health and behavior of wild animals, including elephants, polar bears, whales, and apes.
Some men can't be tamed...Domesticity can starve a man's soul, and drifter cowboy Luke Griffin believes in absolute freedom. His gig at the Last Chance Ranch will end soon, and he'll move on. But then Luke gets splashed by a green energy drink from a platform in a tree, and suddenly things get complicated.Naomi Perkins was studying the nesting of a rare pair of bald eagles when she accidentally "baptizes" the delish cowboy. And when his shirt comes off...good morning, libido! But this attraction isn't just mutual-it's fierce enough to send them both tumbling into a no-strings fling.It's a temporary arrangement, even if it is way more intense than anything Naomi could have imagined. But when the time comes, will she be able to let this wild cowboy go?
Explores how a man can enter more deeply into the reality of his masculinity
Every man was once a boy. And every little has dreams, big dreams, dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. Every little girl has dreams, too: of being rescued by her prince and swept up into a great adventure, knowing that she is the beauty.But what happens to those dreams when we grow up? Walk into most churches, have a look around, and ask yourself: What is a Christian man? Without listening to what is said, look at what you find there. Most Christian men are . . . bored.John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic, Wild at Heart, and in it invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. And he invites women to discover the secret of a man's soul and to delight in the strength and wildness men were created to offer. John Eldredge is the director of Ransomed Heart
James Butler Wild Bill Hickok's antics as a gunslinger, spy, and abolitionist were part fact and part fiction. The famed sharpshooter, lawman, and Wild West showman lived during a time of unprecedented westward expansion, economic, development, and civil unrest. Providing information on the Civil War and the Underground Railroad, this easy-to-read book uses primary source images that reflect the life of a true American adventurer.
Shortly before she turns fifteen and loses the power to "Switch," Tess spends time with her cousins in the Irish countryside trying out different animal forms, but when her cousins disappear in the woods she must face her fears to save them.