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Hey, Friend- Do you know what it's like give to 100 percent and still feel like it's not-and you're not-enough for anybody? To be caught between caring for an aging parent and raising young children? I lived in that place for four years. Ivy Schneider lives in this place, too, and she isn't at all happy about it. Her husband Rusty spends ten months a year on the road singing in a gospel quartet, and her mom gets sicker every day, requiring increasingly more care and time. Ivy's dad took off years ago but still comes around-for free meals. Her brother and sister are more than happy to let responsibility rest on Ivy's shoulders. Maybe she could handle it all if only her darling three-year old terror, Trixie, would just "go" on the potty. Who will take care of Ivy while she takes care of the world? No one, it seems. Then Ivy runs an ad in the paper to find folks like herself: women of the "sandwich generation," squeezed between the demands of raising young children and caring for an aging parent. Soon she and the other women of Club Sandwich are building uncommonly deep friendships, witnessing the reality that in fact no woman can be everything to everybody, and discovering firsthand that they can do more than they imagined possible with the help of each another and with a strong dose of faith. If your life is about caring for others, I dedicate this book to you. Welcome to the club. You are most definitely not alone. Grace, Lisa
Go deeper than ever into a world of surrender and control. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey and the works of Sylvia Day and J. Kenner have turned the wicked, wild novels of Stacey Kennedy into a USA Today bestselling series, where powerful men and beautiful women play out their hottest fantasies at Club Sin, an elite BDSM dungeon in Las Vegas. Now the first six electrifying novels are together in one red-hot eBook bundle: CLAIMED BARED DESIRED FREED TAMED COMMANDED Also includes an excerpt from Stacey Kennedy's latest Club Sin novel, Mine! Meet the men of Club Sin . . . Dmitri Pratt, a Master who unleashes his lover's wildest inhibitions with each careful, calculated caress; Aidan Knight, whose dominant façade conceals a devastating loss, something he instantly recognizes in his personally trained sub; Kyler Morgan, lusting after new blood as a Dom who hasn't had a real challenge in a long time. . . . and the women who love them. Presley Flynn, who's ripe to experience her secret fantasies and determined to surrender to her every desire; Ella Snow, beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination; Mary Schmidt, who cannot bear to embrace her needs with another Dom--until a man who exudes temptation reawakens passions she can no longer deny. Club Sin is intended for mature audiences. Praise for the Club Sin series "Claimed sucked me in! Stacey Kennedy weaves together the intense BDSM lifestyle with the soft touch of a sweeter, more traditional love story in a novel with an engaging heroine at its heart."--J. Kenner "Bared is a seductively haunting tale of control and surrender that will tantalize existing fans of the series while enticing new readers into the passionate world of Club Sin."--Eliza Gayle "Desired is sexy, sensual, and totally seductive. Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon."--Tracy Wolff "Freed is fabulous! Stacey Kennedy's a master at creating steamy and heartwarming romance, where the BDSM lifestyle is inextricably bound with compelling emotion and unforgettable characters!"--Virna DePaul "Tamed is sexy, sinful, and addictive. You won't want to put this book down!"--Jen McLaughlin "Commanded is erotic, exotic, and suspenseful. I couldn't put it down!"--USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell
Club Soccer 101: The Essential Guide to the Stars, Stats, and Stories of 101 of the Greatest Teams in the Worldby Luke Dempsey
Everything any fan needs to know. Club Soccer 101 is the essential guide to 101 of the most storied soccer clubs in the world. The book covers the history of European powerhouses like Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid; historic South American clubs like Boca Juniors, Corinthians, Penarol, and Santos; and rising clubs from Africa, Asia, and America, including such leading MLS clubs as LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, and Seattle Sounders. Writing with the passion and panache of a deeply knowledgeable and opinionated fan, Luke Dempsey explains what makes each club distinctive: their origins, fans, and style of play; their greatest (and most heartbreaking) seasons and historic victories and defeats; and their most famous players--from Pelé, Eusébio, and Maradona to Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, and Ronaldo. With club soccer exploding in popularity, Club Soccer 101 provides everything any fan needs to know.
Geoff arrived home, was arrested, tried, found guilty and executed for his fiancees' murder--a crime he did not commit. He awoke from a drug-induced coma to learn his execution had been faked and he now owed the Club the next ten years of his life. He accepted the Club's conditions and became a membe--there was no choice. The Founding Fathers having fled tyrannical monarchies of Europe established the Club as insurance against their greatest fea--a corrupt and ever expanding central government. The first name on the Club's founding documents can be found on the American Declaration of Independence.
Mary Connon was a small-town femme fatale, eager to test her allure on any man between 6 and 60. When she's found dead in her own living room, her husband-the one bloke to whom she never blew a kiss-comes instantly under suspicion. But Andy Dalziel, the gloriously vulgar savant of the Mid-Yorkshire police force, has some other ideas, and all of them center on the local rugby club-the town's social center, and Mary Connon's preferred hunting grounds.
national bestselling author viets reveals the lifestyles of the rich and murdered. . . In the Superior Club's complaint department, Helen Hawthorne has to deal with the rich and spoiled. Then her deadbeat ex-husband sails back into her life aboard the yacht of his new lady-known as the "Black Widow" because of her string of dead spouses. When Helen's ex goes missing, she fears the Black Widow may have struck again. Helen's barely begun digging when a club patron is found with his membership permanently expired. Now Helen must find her ex and get to the truth-without getting clubbed herself. . . .
Living life on the lam and working wherever she can earn a paycheck, Helen Hawthorne has a knack for keeping a low profile. Her latest career cul-de-sac is in the complaint department of a snooty country club, which has lately dropped its standards so low that even Helen's sleazy ex-husband is welcome . . . . Once people were dying to get into the Superior Club in South Florida. Now they're just dying. Helen's living a life of quiet desperation in the Superior Club's complaint department, dealing with the petty gripes of the rich and spoiled. Then Rob, her deadbeat ex-husband, sails back into her life aboard the private yacht of his new lady, Marcella--known as the Black Widow for her string of dead spouses. The day after Rob gets a sock to the kisser from Helen, he's reported missing and his shirt is found covered in blood. Has the Black Widow struck again? Then why is Helen led from the club in handcuffs? When Marcella helps Helen get released, they enter into an uneasy alliance to find out what really happened to Rob. Helen's barely begun digging, however, when a club patron is discovered, his membership permanently expired. And he's not alone. Seems someone got more than a little teed off and killed the two with the nasty end of a seven iron. It's up to Helen to get to the truth--without getting clubbed herself . . . .
In Clublife, Rob takes readers on a harrowing tour of the seedy, dangerous, and often deranged world of New York's hottest nightclubs. In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and The Tender Bar, Clublife is a remarkable memoir of the nightclub business and how drugs, alcohol, troublemakers, and violence conspire against the men clubs enlist to keep it all under control. Brutally honest and filled with incredible tales only a true insider could tell, Clublife gives readers an all-access pass into the seamy subculture of New York nightclub security.
Healthy eating becomes a hazard when a local farm is sabotaged in this ninth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries.Nancy, Bess, and George are thinking about joining Black Creek Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Sam and Abby Heyworth run both Black Creek's organic farm and the CSA, a program where people pay to receive fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. Buyers get local produce at a reasonable price; the farmers get money to run their farm. Everybody wins!But during a fundraising dinner showcasing the farm's produce, several people become seriously ill, and tests reveal that the fruits and vegetables are contaminated with deadly E. coli bacteria. Sam swears his produce is clean: E. coli doesn't magically appear in vegetables--it has to be transferred by animals or contaminated equipment. And after the Heyworth's greenhouse is trashed and their chickens are killed by an intruder, Nancy thinks all signs point to sabotage.Nancy, Bess, and George are on the case. But who would try to ruin a farm? And why?
Action! Intrigue! Cliffhangers! With a riveting overarching series storyline and a mini-mystery in each title, Cabin Creek gives readers what they crave: immediate answers AND ongoing suspense. Every book reveals clues, adds layers, and finds the characters investigating, plotting, and unraveling clues. They'll need their wits, their courage, and their gadgets to get to the bottom of the many mysteries of Lost Island and Grizzly Paw Wilderness.
Arno Eliot is always causing trouble--and when he disappears at the zoo, Dawn Bosco will have to solve a mystery to set things right It's almost the end of the summer, and Dawn Bosco is hoping for one last mystery before school starts. Then Noni, Dawn's grandmother, has to babysit Arno Eliot, the worst six-year-old Dawn has ever met, for the whole week! Dawn doesn't want to spend her last week of summer vacation watching Arno. When Arno says he wants to go to the zoo, Dawn knows there will be trouble--and maybe a mystery, too. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
This is the first book in a fascinating new series for girls. It is the thrilling story of Connie Blair's first assignment as a fashion model at Campion's in Philadelphia, and how she becomes involved in a baffling mystery. It all starts with a missing fur beret. Connie's dashing young aunt, stylist for Campion's, is deeply concerned. The hat, a Paris original, is fabulously expensive. It is not the first article in Aunt Bet's care to vanish mysteriously. But what worries Connie is that an unknown enemy is trying to cast the shadow of suspicion on Aunt Bet. Determined to find the culprit, Connie enlists the aid of Larry Stewart, the young display man, and finally comes face to face with a far more ruthless enemy than she has ever imagined in her wildest speculations. Connie Blair is one of the nicest heroines you will ever meet, and her exicting experiences will be followed by girls everywhere.
In a town as pretty as a picture postcard, Nancy seeks the key to a picture-perfect crime! Nancy has come to White Falls, Massachusetts, to visit her former neighbor, Vera Alexander. The town is rich in history, and Vera wants to preserve a piece of its past. But her plan to convert the old Caulder Cutlery factory into a museum turns suddenly ominous when someone threatens her life. Why was Vera's antique trunk stolen? What dark secrets has she unwittingly disturbed? The answers are hidden in the past. Fifty years ago the owner of Caulder Cutlery was killed by his own knife -- and Nancy knows that before she can solve the present-day case, she must first uncover the haunting truth behind an old-fashioned murder.
Jean and Louise Dana continue as students at Starhurst School. Jean come up with a new invention. Will she be able to make it work correctly? Their uncle, Captain Ned, lost a passenger. Can Jean and Louise help their uncle unravel this new mystery? Follow Jean and Louise, and their new friend, Frances Roy as they untangle a mystery of illegal immigrants and jewelry thieves from Penfield to New Mexico and back again.
The Aldens find themselves right in the middle of an Iowa cornfield and a brand new mystery! The children visit a farm that's famous for its wonderful corn maze. Every year the maze is open to visitors, and there's even a festival! But who is damaging the maze at night? Can the Boxcar Children catch the culprit and save the festival?
Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue--and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems insoluble. The first clue is an anonymous diary--its entries in a handwriting difficult to decipher. Who dropped the diary? Was it the stranger Nancy saw running away from the fire? What was he doing there? Finding out how Nancy discovers the answers to these questions makes for another exciting Nancy Drew mystery. Praise for the Nancy Drew series on audio. . .
Nancy and her friends, George and Bess, are returning from a country carnival when they witness the explosion and burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue--and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems to be insoluble. The first clue is an anonymous diary, its entries in a handwriting difficult to decipher. Even more puzzling are the technical drawings and chemical formulas contained in its pages. Who dropped the diary near the burning house? Was it the gaunt stranger Nancy glimpsed running away from the flaming structure? What was he doing there? And does he know the whereabouts of Felix Raybolt, an unscrupulous dealer in patent; who has not been seen since his home burned? Or did Raybolt die in the fire? Fire investigator believe that the destructive explosion and fire may not have been an accident--but an act of revenge. Evidence mounts against Joe Swenson, an inventor who was swindled by "Foxy Felix." Prompted by her affection for Mr. Swenson's five-year-old daughter Honey, the young detective makes a desperate effort to exonerate the inventor of the suspicion of arson. How she accomplishes this makes another exciting Nancy Drew mystery.
When a local shyster's home burns to the ground, was he in it? Follow Nancy, aided by George, Bess, and handsome Ned Nickerson as they delve into a man swindling local inventors, a fire that demolishes his home and a few clues left near the scene to determine the cause of the fire and who was responsible. This facsimiled edition of the original volumes and story lines is not to be confused with later condensed, updated versions.
In solving the mystery of two medallions missing from an inherited curio collection, the Hardys wind up in a desolate area of Guatemala at the mercy of dangerous thugs.
Louise and Jean travel to Old Bridge to spend the weekend with their friend, Carol Humfrey. The girls stumble upon a mystery when the bell inside the Webster College chapel rings mysteriously at night. They visit the chapel, only to be warned away by gossipy Miss Weatherspoon. Miss Weatherspoon claims that the bell tower is haunted by the ghost of a young child who died of starvation while locked inside the bell tower. She also hints that the ivy covering the church hides a great secret. Can the Dana girls solve the mystery before the town sells the Webster College?
An antique dealer's revelation about a former queen's priceless heirloom starts Nancy on a trail of exciting adventures.
Nancy Drew witnesses a purse snatching and runs after the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents, then is asked by the owner, a doll collector, to do some detective work.<P><P> Readers will enjoy Nancy's clever ways of finding all she seeks, and bringing happiness to a misunderstood child and her lonely grandmother.
Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and runs after the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents, then is asked by the owner to do some detective work.
At a doll collector's request for help, a young sleuth searches for an old album, a lost doll, and a missing gypsy violinist. In the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew mysteries were revised and condensed. This version is the one published prior to the revision.
For cliffhanging suspense and thrilling action read THE NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES--the worlds most popular mystery series for young readers! Millions of fans have matched wits with Nancy Drew, helping her solve mare than fifty baffling cases-- from THE SECRET OF THE OLD CLOCK to the haunting mystery of THE THIRTEENTH PEARL.
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