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Lenore and Daniel have a comfortable cozy home and a wonderful son who happens to be a mirror image of his father. Lenore's life seems perfect except for one thing -- and she wants nothing to change-- except for that. Then their blissful existence suddenly unwinds leading to years of misery and soul-searching. How are things repaired? Only through time do they discover that it's through an absolute trusting in the one whose love never fails and who remains always faithful despite anything and everything.
Young readers can begin to learn Serbo-Croatian, Swahili, Vietnamese and eight other languages from around the world because Pomerantz deftly intersperses English with one other language in each of eleven different poems.
Entertainment mogul Brent Thatcher is a star-maker who knows talent when he sees it. And one thing he knows is that dedicated PR agent Charisse Sanford is the real thing. The workaholic millionaire wants the sultry beauty sharing his glamorous life...even if an intimate relationship is strictly taboo.Charisse is stunned when her start-up publicity firm wins the coveted bid for one of Brent's overnight music sensations. She knows that Brent is the best in the business, and she's not about to jeopardize her rising star. Until she gives in to her desire for the charismatic entrepreneur.... Will their forbidden passion launch their love to the top of the charts?
From bestselling author Deborah Bedford comes a moving tale of an estranged mother and daughter, and the child who forces their old conflicts back into the light. Nora Crabtree has long-since given up on her wayward daughter. When Tess turns up pregnant and begs for help, the last thing Nora wants is to get involved again. When Tess leaves, the Crabtrees have no choice but to bring this motherless baby into their home. Nora believes that God is giving her the chance she prayed for, to right mistakes from years before. She pours all the love that Tess had rejected into this new child. But when Tansy Crabtree vanishes on her walk from the bus stop, Nora and Tess must struggle with a relationship they thought had died years ago--and with the question of what is best for the little girl whom they both want to love. And Nora discovers that God may answer more prayers than she ever bargained for.
Have you ever thought... My daughter will take care of the dog... I can keep house like my mother-in-law... I'll never dothatagain... Not only has author Marsha Marks believed the lies many of us hear and tell on a daily basis-she's willing to talk about them! Tickling the funny bone to get to the heart, Marks shares the real truths she's discovered behind everyday lies. Here you'll enjoy heavenly advice woven into hilarious stories as Marks offers a good dose of reality in a way you've never heard it before.
A dramatic and powerful novel that explores the gray space between truth and perception.Cheater. Traitor. Slut. Quinn's done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Shunned by everyone she knows, Quinn loses her friends, her reputation, and her identity. Because Carey's not just any guy--he's a Marine who's serving overseas, and beloved by everyone in their small, military town. But Quinn didn't cheat. She could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets she's vowed to keep--secrets that aren't hers to share. So she stays silent, and waits for Carey to come home. Then Carey goes MIA, and Quinn must decide how far she'll go to protect her boyfriend...and her promise.
Neenah Ellis's New York Times bestselling If I Live to Be 100 takes us inside the world of the very old and invites us to learn from them the art of living well for an exceptionally long period of time. Their stories add up to a course in living, with lessons and inspiration for all of us.From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the book: There was a poor boy in New Orleans who was in love with music. And music was everywhere in his city -- dancing out of doorways, singing on street corners, best of all there was the great Joe Oliver's cornet crying wah-wah for all to hear. If I only had a horn, that boy thought, I too could sing, bring home pennies, and most of all tap happy feet blues till the sun rose. It wasn't going to be easy. Many things, not all of them good, had to happen before that boy got his horn. But when at last he did, his cornet would send music spiraling up into the New Orleans night sky like a spinning top gone crazy.
Writer, activist, and actor Charles Grodin delivers a fascinating collection of more than eighty intimate and revealing stories from friends and colleagues in the worlds of entertainment, sports, journalism, politics, and business-inspiring, entertaining, and heartfelt accounts of mistakes they've made and the lessons they learned. Carol Burnett writes about an ill-fated meeting with Cary Grant. Rosie O'Donnell remembers her inability to express her love for a close girlfriend. Senator Orrin Hatch regrets voting against Martin Luther King Day. Goldie Hawn considers her last day on Laugh-In ... and that's just the beginning! Alan Alda overprepares for an interview. Ben Stiller wonders whether he should have stayed in school. Kenneth Cole gets mixed up during an important speech. Lily Tomlin reconsiders a wardrobe choice. And what do Shirley MacLaine and Paul Newman regret? You'll have to read to find out. IF I ONLY KNEW THEN... is that rare book that could change your life. We aren't always aware we're making mistakes. These wonderful stories offer insights that could keep us from erring in the future. Don't make the mistake of not reading this book!
From the Publisher: Ahn E. Sook stood alone among thousands of kneeling people. Her bold defiance of the tyrannical demand to bow to pagan Japanese shrines condemned her to a living death in the filth and degradation of a Japanese prison. This brave woman remained faithful to Christ in the face of brutality, oppression, and ruthlessness of her captors. The story of how she won many of her fellow prisoners to Christ in the most deplorable conditions is an inspiration to all.
An ex-cop's habits die hard.... Savvy, streetwise former cop Mali Anderson left the NYPD with a lawsuit and a lot of bitterness. Now she's on her way to a master's in sociology, living with her jazz musician father and mothering her orphaned nephew, Alvin. As Mali walks past the stylish town houses of Harlem's Strivers Row to meet Alvin at his rehearsal with the Uptown Children's Chorus, she hears a child's panicked screams--and witnesses a struggle. Mali thwarts the child's abduction, but as the car roars away, she finds a body in the street. The dead man is her friend Erskin Harding, tour director of the Chorus.The memory of her friend and the peril of her nephew drive Mali to track down the killer. It's a search that will take her from a gossip-filled beauty parlor to a dark, decaying crack house and--as anonymous warnings escalate into violence--could even lead her to her grave.From the Paperback edition.
'Just listen,' Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel. I open my eyes wide now. I sit up as much as I can. And I listen. 'Stay,' he says. Everybody has to make choices. Some might break you. For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough, but they're all about a future full of music and love, a future that's brimming with hope. But life can change in an instant. A cold February morning . . . a snowy road . . . and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all. Gripping, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've lost - and all that might be.
In the successful tradition of Dafina's Drama High comes a fresh, hip novel following urban teens as they struggle to balance family, school and relationships in the hood. With a bootylicious body and a face that would put any model to shame, Toi McKnight had all the cuties coming her way - but popularity came at a price, and now Toi is the 17-year-old mother of a baby boy.
If you could send a letter back in time to yourself, what would it say? Following in the tradition of the bestsellingWhat I Know NowTM comes a new collection that will speak directly to young women. Editor Ellyn Spragins asked women under forty to write letters to the girls they once were, filled with the advice and insights they wish they'd had when they were younger. Readers will recognize familiar names as well as meet new voices in these wonderfully candid missives, including: author Hope Edelman; actress Jessica Alba; Olympic soccer gold medalist Julia Foudy; activist Zainab Salbi; actress Danica McKellar; and author Plum Sykes. A perfect gift at graduation or for any important young woman in your life,If I'd Known Thenoffers rare glimpses into the personal stories of extraordinary young women-and will inspire readers to live their best lives.
If you want to find your soul mate, you first have to know yourself. If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? offers intelligent, practical, and engaging guidance to singles looking to improve their romantic relationships--by getting to know their own past patterns and relationship needs. Guided at every step by Page's 10 strategies for better self-knowledge, readers will find quizzes, case studies, and anecdotes from the author's decades of experience as a counselor to both couples and singles. Each aspect of the book is tailored to help readers figure out what they really want--and learn not to settle for less.If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? has been translated into 22 different languages, and this year celebrates the 25th anniversary of its debut. Offering advice that's positive, compassionate, and effective, this book will help readers understand their own romantic motivations and find the partner they're looking for.ABOUT THE AUTHORBest-selling relationship author Susan Page has been counseling both singles and couples on their romantic lives since 1980. She holds a Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Early in her career, she worked as Director of Women's Programs at the University of California at Berkeley, establishing the first university-based human sexuality program in the country.An in-demand international speaker, Susan Page has traveled to over 26 states as well as Canada, Korea, Mexico, and Australia to speak on relationship topics. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Montel Williams, Donahue, and dozens of other television and radio shows nationwide. Her work has been showcased in People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Glamour, New Woman, McCall's, and many other national publications.Page also served as a consultant to writer/director Gary Goldberg on the romantic comedy Must Love Dogs, released in 2005.
The author of "Nice Couples Do" reveals the exciting role each of the five senses plays in uninhibited, imaginative love making. Divided into sections that specifies each sense, this guide is presented in the easy-to-read format of erotic case studies, interspersed with playful suggestions to sexually recharge a relationship. (May)
Seventh grader Alice's life couldn't be better. She has two fabulous best friends, a boy from the football team who seems to like her, and she has just been chosen to be on the junior high cheerleading squad. But then Yoon Jun moves to town, and because he is Korean, like Alice, her father tries to make her be friends with the new boy. But Alice thinks Yoon Jun is kind of a dork and can't figure out why she should have to be friends with him simply because they happen to come from the same country. Alice was a baby when her parents adopted her and brought her to the U.S. so she doesn't remember anything about Korea and considers herself 100% American. But then Alice and Yoon Jun are assigned to work on a project together for their school's International Day, and Alice discovers that spending time with Yoon Jun might not be so terrible after all.
If It Takes a Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service and 100+ Ways You Can Tooby Malaak Compton-Rock
A must have book for anyone has ever wanted to make a difference in the world. ________________________________________________ Service is the rent we pay for living" says preeminent children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman and this is the motto by which Malaak Compton Rock, dedicated humanitarian and wife of comedian Chris Rock, lives her life. From a childhood grounded in the importance of giving back to her work in public relations at The U. S. Fund for UNICEF to becoming a full-time mother and humanitarian, Malaak's life has fully embodied this sentiment. Part memoir, part practical guide,If It Takes a Village, Build Oneoffers readers insightful advice on everything from how to find just the right volunteer opportunity, how to get kids involved in a life of service, how to research charities, and even how to start a nonprofit, as Malaak did several years ago. All of this practical wisdom is grounded in inspirational anecdotes about her own experience with service, including her work with Katrina rebuilding and her recent brainchild, Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service, a program for at-risk kids from Bushwick, Brooklyn, which takes teens on a two week service mission to South Africa to volunteer and experience the world. The book also features interviews with other well known humanitarians, like PR powerhouse Terrie M. Williams, activist Bobby Shriver, and journalist Soledad O'Brien and engaging sidebars with interesting facts about service and nuggets of advice. At the end of the narrative readers will find a compendium of information including Malaak's favorite charities, unique service ideas, and suggested reading and web resources, which will make this a book to be visited time and time again. Far from being preachy or sanctimonious, Malaak's warm voice reminds us all that giving back is ultimately easier and infinitely more fulfilling than we thought it could be. Warm, honest, and accessible,If it Takes a Village, Build Onewill be the must-have book (and perfect gift!) for aspiring do-gooders.
A hilarious swipe at husbands, honeymoons, tennis elbow, marriage, lettuce, the national anthem, and a host of other domestic dilemmas.
Madison Adair didn't witness her famous mother's brutal murder. But she saw it. Saw the gloved hand. . . felt the knife strike. . . knew her mother's terror. That was a lifetime ago. But the nightmares have returned; only, this time they're of a faceless serial killer stalking women in south Florida. A killer she can't see but who knows she is watching. Surrounded by her family, Madison knows she should feel safe, but she doesn't. And how much can FBI agent Kyle Montgomery protect her, when he can't let go of the past they've shared?Madison is Kyle's only link to the killer, but can they find the truth before the killer strikes again? Because sometimes, it's what--or who--you can't see that holds the greatest danger. . . .
Bailey Weggins, the very clever and the very irreverent true crime writer for leading women's magazine Gloss, is dragged into a murder by her editor-in-chief boss from hell. Cat Jones interrupts Bailey and her lover in the early hours of the morning, demanding that Bailey find her son's nanny, missing from the morning roll call. Bailey arrives at the townhouse and finds the nanny's dead body amidst see-foam towels, vomit, and a golden box of truffles. Death by chocolate becomes literal as forensics soon reveals a garden-variety poison. As Bailey looks into who killed the nanny, her search takes her from the swankiest Connecticut suburbs to Bucks County weekend parties. She discovers that Cat, not the nanny, may have been the intended target of the poisoned candy, and everyone becomes a suspect-especially the catty editors at Gloss, many of whom have it in for the chocoholic boss from hell. Then Bailey uncovers that this may be a conspiracy to do away with all the editor-in-chiefs of women's magazines. The police are on the case, but it is Bailey who closes in on the killer-and learns just what people will do to protect their reputation.
The Wakefield sisters are determined to keep their New Years resolution. Even if it kills them. Identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield have always considered themselves best friends, but lately they've been acting more like best enemies. So they make a New Year's resolution: no more arguing or disagreeing about anything. Jessica forces herself to gush over Elizabeth's new blouse, even though it's the dweebiest thing she's ever seen. Elizabeth pretends she's thrilled to run into Jessica and her Unicorn Club friends at the movies, even though the Unicorns are the snobbiest girls on the planet. And when adorable Eric Weinberg moves to Sweet Valley, the twins decide they canbothhave crushes on him. Jessica and Elizabeth will always be sisters ... but will they always be best friends?
Secrets threaten the faithful as Pastor George Landris, the charismatic leader of the Followers of Jesus Faith Worship Center, faces a tough choice, and a troubled woman learns that uncovering the past can test one's deepest faith. . . Memory Patterson has been hiding from her family for much too long. Her instinct has always been to run, and never more so than when a chance meeting with Pastor Landris and his pregnant wife, Johnnie Mae, leads to a shocking revelation about Memory's mother. For all those involved, secrets have done nothing but tear them apart and destroy their families. And for Memory's family, only hope and the power of faith can mend their shattered, fractured lives . . . Praise For Vanessa Davis Griggs"Vanessa's rich stories of faith in action always. . . make you laugh, cry, and yearn for more. " --Angela Benson, National Bestselling Author"Vanessa's books are fascinating, full of wisdom, occasional humor, and] a little romance. " --Cheryl Robinson, author of "Sweet Georgia Brown"
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