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A FAMILY FOR TORYThere's nothing more rewarding for riding instructor Tory Alexander than making her students happy. So when Slade, the father of her favorite student, asks for a favor, how can she refuse? But is she really ready to be part of a family again?A MOTHER FOR CINDYWidowed mom Jesse Bradshaw has a knack for matchmaking. Now her little neighbor Cindy wants her to find Cindy's lonely daddy a wife. Jesse's determined to help--and Nick's determined to keep his distance. Neither expect love to lead them where it does: right to each other.
A trip to Paradise...<P> Short-term, Nurse Sarah Mitchell wants to relax on her Fijian holiday. Long-term, she'd love to foster a child. The last things she wants in a fling with a playboy doctor on a Pacific island. Until she discovers she's got Dr. Ben Dawson all wrong...<P> After a cyclone hits the tropics, Sarah sees the true Ben -- nd incredibly talented surgeon with a big heart, a past, and a daughter in need of Sarah's special TLC. But Ben's attempts at love have hurt his daughter before -- how can he trust his own instincts again? Can this beautiful woman really be the right mother for his child?
Mother Ghoul's Curses and Rhymes is a collection of Monsters' myths and legends that has been obtained at great risk to the author's life for the benefit of a ghoulish posterity. These poems are read at the bedsides of all monsterlings to keep their traditions of history and nightmares alive. Not recommended for Human Children under 13 years of age. Read it at your own risk. I dare you!
Back in print after more than ten years, The Mother Hunt is the 18th novel by the Grandmaster of Mystery to be reissued in the Rex Stout Library. It's a matter of maternity that brings Lucy Valdon to the brownstone on West 35th, after a baby is left on her doorstep.
Unexpectedly expecting! Carmen O'Brien has a lot on her plate--including raising her orphaned siblings. And if that isn't enough, a gorgeous, sexy new man has just entered her life--Jack Davey. . . But who has time for gorgeous, sexy new men? It's fantastic to have a bit of fun for a change, but Carmen has to put family first. Except then she discovers she's bound to Jack for good. She might have been a mom in the making for years--but Carmen is to become a momfor realin nine months' time--and she needs Jack more than ever. . .
Modern evangelicals have gained money, power, and influence, and it has been like giving whiskey to a two-year-old. The need of the hour is theological, not political. The arena is the pulpit and the table, not the legislative chamber.
From Koren Zailckas, author of the iconic memoir SMASHED: an electrifying debut novel about a family being torn apart by the woman who claims to love them most Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. She has everything she wants; all she has to do is keep it that way. But living in this matriarch's determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn't been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison. Resentful of her sister's newfound freedom, Violet turns to eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, eventually landing herself in the psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother Will shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Recently diagnosed with Aspergers and epilepsy, he's separated from the other kids around town and is homeschooled to ensure his safety. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the bottom of the bottle--an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine struggles to maintain the family's impeccable façade, but when a violent incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the Hursts might finally be revealed. Written with the style, dark wit and shrewd psychological insight that made SMASHED a bestseller, Zailckas's first novel is unforgettable. In the spirit of classic suspense novels by Shirley Jackson and Daphne DuMaurier, MOTHER, MOTHER is the terrifying and page-turning story of a mother's love gone too far, and the introduction of a commanding new voice in fiction.
Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Mother OceanDaughter SeaStrength UnchangingStrengthen Me"The Shari'a are an ancient race. They are un-warlike and they are ruled by their shamanic witches. The Allemanii are more recently arrived in their locale and are both awed and made fearful by the magical powers of the witches. After generations of peaceful coexistence, a cataclysm occurred out of nowhere and the Allemanii turned on their neighbors and hosts, slaughtered most of them and scattered the survivors. Suddenly, to be a Shari'a is proscribed and to be caught practicing their magic is to be hunted to the death.In MOTHER OCEAN, DAUGHTER SEA, Brierly, thinking herself to be the last of her long-lost kind, practices the forbidden ancient healing art at constant risk of her life. Execution is the penalty if she is caught but her need to help those who are themselves in need is stronger than any fear for her own safety. "If I am the last, I will be a flame to the end." But her attempt to save the wife of a nobleman sworn to wipe out her kind plunges her into a conspiracy of deceit and a hidden power struggle more deadly than anything she has ever known. Her fight for survival may lead her to a love for the ages and, perhaps, to discover the surviving remnants of her people--if she lives.
A mercenary outcast with a perversion no one cared to think about. (She liked males. )<P>-- A holy leader, who knows her people are on the verge of great upheaval -- and who wants to know more about this new tribe of demons. <P>-- A battle-mother, possibly the greatest battle-mother who ever lived -- if the rules of her tribe don't force her into a battle even she can't win. <P>-- A keeper of the secrets of history who would control the tides of fate -- if only she could. <P>-- A paleobiologist with a terrible sense of humor. <P>They were all revolutionaries, but none of them expected anything like this. . . .
MARCH MADNESS DEBUT AUTHOR Conveniently Wed A MOTHER'S LIE Five years after little Kristy was conceived, all of Charisse Lane's carefully constructed lies come crashing down. One fateful encounter finally brought her face-to-face with the father of the child she'd raised. And the single mother knew her life would be forever changed.A FATHER'S SURPRISE Daniel Richmond never walked away from his responsibilities. Hadn't Charisse always known he would demand to know his child...ask them both to share his life? But for her, falling in love with the handsome bachelor was never a concern. Just as resisting his convenient marriage proposal would never be easy....They married for convenience...but can love be far behind?
Barrie Graeber has two great kids, a loving husband, and a respected job as the high school counselor in her close-knit community. Without warning, everything unravels when her teenage daughter, Pearl, is betrayed by friends and lashes out. Nothing prepares this mother for the helplessness that follows when her attempts to steer her daughter back on course fail and Pearl shuts her out . . . or when she discovers the unthinkable about her nemesis, the football coach. Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Mother of Pearl brings us into the heart of a mother bound by an incredible burden, who ultimately finds she must recognize her own vulnerability and learn to trust in something much bigger. "Heart-wrenching yet filled with grace and hope, Kellie Coates Gilbert's Mother of Pearl is beautifully written and a book that needs to be read by everyone with a child or grandchild. Novel Rocket and I give it a high recommendation." Ane Mulligan, Sr. Editor Novel Rocket "A story that could have come from today's headlines, Mother of Pearl is a compelling, thought-provoking debut. With impeccable prose, Kellie Coates Gilbert kept me turning the pages in this high-stakes story of one mother's quest for healing and justice." - Carla Stewart, award-winning author of Chasing Lilacs and Stardust "Kellie Coates Gilbert's debut novel kept me turning pages and on the edge of my seat. Wonderful, richly-drawn characters who drew me to their hearts despite their flaws. Mother of Pearl carries a sobering message but it's deftly threaded through a story that is anything but sober. I will eagerly await Gilbert's next offering." -Deborah Raney, author of the Hanover Falls Novels series from Howard/Simon & Schuster "Gilbert's debut novel is a force to be reckoned with. Mother of Pearl will pluck at the cords of every reader's heart and refuse to let go until the last page. The story shines a light in the dark places of an issue too often over-looked. There's a desperate need for awareness regarding this sensitive topic, and Gilbert's Barrie is a mother who is willing to stand her ground in the face of the fiercest opposition. A heart-twisting tale that readers won't soon forget."--Elizabeth Goddard, Carol Award winning author of The Camera Never Lies "Kellie Gilbert's debut novel is a beautifully written, moving story about the vastness of a mother's love for her daughter. Highly recommended." Lisa Harris, Christy Award Finalist "A cautionary tale for our times, Mother of Pearl is a compelling journey through loss and longing, grief and redemption, crime and justice. Kellie Coates Gilbert unfolds her story with the sensitivity of a skilled writer." - Lisa Wingate, National bestselling, award-winning author of Dandelion Summer and Blue Moon Bay "From the deepest recesses of her heart, Kellie Coates Gilbert pens her debut novel - Mother of Pearl. It is a story about love, family, tragedy and loss that the author writes with an immeasurable depth of passion and skill. Beautifully and compellingly written, this heartbreaking - yet heartwarming story goes beyond the norm, allowing us to touch the very soul of depression and grief. And to come out the better for it. This story will remain with me for many years to come." - Nancy Jo Jenkins, author of Coldwater Revival "I started and finished Mother of Pearl in one night. There is no better endorsement than simply not being able to put a book down. And I couldn't put down this first time authors debut novel. I was totally engrossed." - Tina Sloan, Author of Changing Shoes, and television star of Guiding Light
The story revolves about twenty-eight-year-old Even, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Korner, a fifteen-year-old white girl who is the daughter of the town whore and an unknown father.
Kate Madison always thought bad things happened to other people---until her firefighter husband is killed.
Adrian Cole's acclaimed "Star Requiem" series welcomes readers to Innasmorn, a planet where the elements are worshipped as gods....and where mankind is considered the enemy.MOTHER OF STORMSStar Requiem, Book 1It is on this planet, where only the Windmasters can summon the devastating power of rain, gale, thunder, and lightning, that the last surviving remnants of humankind have come, fleeing the destruction of their empire at the hands of the alien Csendook. And it is here the human race will be resurrected...or exterminated. The sorcerers of this barbaric, inhospitable world have vowed to cleanse Innasmorn of the uninvited "abomination." And somewhere in the swirl of the dimensions--eons distant but as near as a word of power--the relentless Csendook destroyers scent human blood on the galactic wind."Adrian Cole has a magic touch." -- Roger ZelaznyDon't miss the entire Star Requiem quartet: Mother of Storms, Thief of Dreams, Warlord of Heaven, Labyrinth of Worlds
This is a provocative, daring, and ambitious comparison of Greek and Asiatic ideologies from the time of Midas to the Persian empire. Using the Lydian goddess of sovereignty as a touchstone, Munn demonstrates that divinities were not static types, but were expressions of cultural systems, responding to historical change.
This is a story about the year I exploded into flames. . . which turns out to be more common than you'd think among forty-something humans. Yeah, we can hold it together in our thirties, with a raft of hair products and semi-tall nonfat half-caf beverages. . . . Come the forties, though, cracks begin to appear. . . . Gourmet coffee splats; the wig slips askew. In other words, my friends, THE WHEELS COME OFF. Sandra Tsing Loh is the fiercest, funniest, and most incredibly honest voice to emerge from the "mommy war" debates. Here she fires away with her trademark satire of societal and personal irks, prompted by her own midlife crisis, when she realizes she can't afford private school for her daughter-and her only alternative is her neighborhood's beyond-repair public school. Mother on Firedocuments Loh's "year of living dangerously" among pompous school admissions officials, Prius-driving parents, vindictive bosses, and old friends with new money as she first kisses ass-and then kicks it.
A young girl thinks of her mom as a superhero, a doctor, her North Star. She feels loved in her mother's arms and capable of conquering the world. But when her beloved role model unexpectedly dies, she cannot even cry; sadness is too overwhelming. As she struggles with grief, she must learn how to carry on while keeping the memory of her mother very much alive inside her heart. In moving poems, Hope Anita Smith explores a personal yet emotionally universal subject: the death of a parent. Through the eyes of a child and then a young woman, these poignant poems, together with stunning folk-art images, powerfully capture the complicated feelings of someone who shows great hope, strength, and will to overcome.
Within the course of a week, Natalie is dumped by her husband, receives an urgent call home from her father, and discovers her estranged sister is pregnant. A road trip on Route 66 may not help, but it sure couldn't hurt. Or so Natalie thinks, until Lindsay's boyfriend starts stalking them. Will their trip down the Mother Road bring the two sisters closer together or turn out to be the biggest wrong turn yet? "Relationships are the backbone of The Mother Road, and AlLee gives us real ones, conflicted and complicated. I alternated between cheering Natalie and wanting to smack her upside the head. Not that her younger sister is perfect. Not by a long shot. But I fell in love with these characters and wished the road trip hadn't ended so soon. Novel Rocket and I give it a very high recommendation. It's a must read." Ane Mulligan, Sr. Editor Novel Rocket "With a compelling, fresh voice, Jennifer AlLee blends Americana with the trials of a modern-day family. The Mother Road's a simply smashing story. Not to be missed!" - Patti Lacy Author, Reclaiming Lily "I felt like I was right there in the car with estranged sisters, Natalie and Lindsay, as they motored down The Mother Road toward a future free from heartache, loneliness, and fear. You don't want to miss this fun story that will tweak your every emotion (and a few you might have forgotten about)! I'm making space on my "keepers shelf" for this one!" - Loree Lough, best-selling author of more than 80 award-winning books, including reader favorite From Ashes to Honor
For most people, the words rich and famous are joined at the hip. It's hard to imagine a celebrity who left home at 18 to pursue a religious life, gave up all her worldly possessions except three identical outfits, a pair of sandals, and a tin washing pail, and chose to live and work among the poorest of the poor. Yet Mother Teresa of Calcutta did just that, founding orphanages and shelters in her adopted home of India and around the globe. By the time of her death in 1997, she had gained thousands of followers working with needy, ill, and homeless people all over the world. She had met with many world leaders and won many honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize
This historic work reveals the inner spiritual life of one of the most beloved and important religious figures in history. During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of the sick, the dying, and thousands of others nobody else was prepared to look after has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world.
Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910, Mother Teresa grew up in a small war-torn town in Macedonia. The youngest of three children, Mother Teresa was called Gonxha, which means "flower bud," by her family because of her cheerful disposition. Mother Teresa's family were devoted Catholics who prayed every evening and went to church almost every day. By the time she was twelve years old, Mother Teresa knew she wanted to devote her life to helping the sick and poor. Mother Teresa is considered one of the world's greatest humanitarians. She was the recipient of the United States Medal of Honor and the Nobel Peace Prize, and was beatified by Pope John Paul II. This fascinating biography details Mother Teresa's childhood and proves that one person can make a difference in the world with love and faith.
Mother Teresa, a symbol of love and holiness, someone who truly cared. A beautiful book.
A look at one of the toughest jobs on earth, from the woman who perfectly captures life's humor and heart Anyone who thinks motherhood is easy has never had children. To care for children, a husband, and oneself is a superhuman task, and any woman who appears to be expert at doing all three simultaneously is not Supermom--she's a good actress. For three decades, Erma Bombeck chronicled motherhood's daily frustrations and victories. In this classic anthology, she presents all sorts of mothers, and even a stay-at-home dad, on good days and bad. With hilarious anecdotes and deep compassion, she shows that there is no other profession that demands so much, and rewards so highly. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
How does feminism relate to motherhood, how has it changed over time, and what does the future of motherhood and feminism look like? These are just some of the questions Amber E. Kinser, PhD, tackles in this latest addition to the Seal Studies Series. Motherhood and Feminism examines the role of feminism within motherhood-a topic that has garnered a lot of attention lately as society shifts to adapt to new definitions of these roles-and offers insight into the core questions of motherhood: what it means to be a good mother, what role mothers play in the family and in society, and how motherhood has been redefined throughout time. Kinser also speculates on the future directions of feminism-focusing on the expansion of contemporary mother activism that has occurred in the last 15 years, and emphasizing the need for that expansion to continue-and examines how the changing world of motherhood fits into feminist activism.
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