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Pratham Books Short Stories

by Pratham Books

Collection of some short stories from Pratham books in Marathi

10 Advanced Short Stories from Pratham Books for ACR Project

by Pratham Books

The Advance level book of short stories from Pratham books, used in the ACR project, Pune.

10 Intermediate short stories from Pratham Books for ACR Project

by Pratham Books

This is the 2nd part of selected stories in Full text with Human narrated audio, from Pratham books, which are used for the ACR project in Pune.

10 Basic short stories from Pratham Books for ACR Project

by Pratham Books

10 Basic level short stories in Full text with Human Narration, selected from Pratham books for the ACR project in Pune.

The Matchmaker Novels, Books 1–3: The Matchmaker, The Troublemaker, and The Bridemaker (The Matchmaker Novels)

by Rexanne Becnel

The first three entries in a Regency romance series featuring a heroine with a knack for finding the right man, just not for herself. After three years in London society, Olivia has extensive notes on every bachelor she&’s met, and although she hasn&’t landed a husband yet, she&’s helped several young women find the perfect match . . . The Matchmaker Since returning from the war, Lord Neville Hawke satisfies his needs with spirits and women. His charms, however, are lost on a well-bred lady like Olivia. After their disastrous meeting, she wants nothing to do with him. Neville, on the other hand, feels something he has not felt in a long time. Olivia makes the darkest days of his past feel a bit more bearable. But since Olivia has made up her mind on Neville and he is not in the market for a wife, it would take a miracle for them to get together—or for just a kiss. The Troublemaker The parents of a troublesome beauty send her off to the Scottish countryside to keep her out of trouble. When she discovers her chaperone is not home, she vows to show her family she can be a good girl on her own. But the arrival of a handsome American in search of justice and revenge might stir up some trouble. The Bridemaker A straitlaced schoolmarm, Mrs. Hester Poitevant runs a successful academy for girls. Yet no one knows that underneath the guise of a stuffy widow, she&’s secretly a beautiful young woman. But when she&’s forced to stop rakish businessman Adrian Hawke from seducing one of her students, she falls victim to his charms. Now the clever rogue is intrigued by Hester and is determined to uncover what she&’s hiding, in more ways than one. Perfect for fans of Bridgerton.Praise for the Matchmaker series&“If you like your heroes dark and flawed, then run, don&’t walk, to buy The Matchmaker. . . . Becnel gives us true insight into the human spirit and does not stint on creating the ideal atmosphere and recreating the era to near perfection. A powerful love story and a thinking reader&’s book.&” —RT Book Reviews on The Matchmaker&“With this sparkling romance between a highly regarded widow and a thoroughly charming rake, Becnel . . . breathes life into the rigid Regency-era romance genre. . . . Hester&’s spirited personality and Adrian&’s devil-may-care attitude will appeal to a broad readership. Playful in tone and rich in character, this book is fun, breezy entertainment.&” —Publishers Weekly on The Bridemaker

Susan Mallery's Hometown Heartbreakers Books 4-6: Part-time Wife Full-time Father Holly And Mistletoe

by Susan Mallery

Love comes home to stay in #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's Hometown Heartbreakers series.Craig Haynes comes from a long line of lady-killers. Lately, though, he can't stop thinking about Jill Bradford, his sons' new nanny. Sweet, redheaded Jill is perfect with his three rambunctious boys, and suddenly Craig finds himself thinking less about a fling and more about forever.When firefighter Jordan Haynes rescues Holly Garrett's mischievous cat, Mistletoe, from her burning apartment, he winds up in the hospital. Soon Holly finds herself caring for Jordan at home, but she definitely isn't prepared for the sexy glances he throws her way... Hannah Pace needed a pretend husband&#151fast&#33 She lied to her long-lost mother about being married, and now she had to produce the groom. So she hired hometown bad boy Nick Archer. Though he wasn't every mother's dream, he sure was Hannah's hottest fantasy. Minute by minute, Nick's paid performance was feeling all too real. And soon Hannah wanted him to be a husband for life&#133. Susan Mallery's Hometown Heartbreakers Series, Volume 2: Part-Time Wife Holly and MistletoeHusband by the Hour

52 Creative Boredom Busters for Families

by Chronicle Books

Shake up the routine and bring the family together with 52 fun creative activities! New in the bestselling 52 series (over 6.5 million copies sold across the line!), this handy deck of cards packs a year's worth of creative entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. Bond over activities like inventing a new board game, creating a personalized map of your neighborhood, or going on a photographic scavenger hunt. These 52 project ideas with an arty twist will spark imaginative play for all ages and banish rainy day blues. CONVENIENT AND FUN TO USE: Keep this pocket-size deck close at hand for rainy days or whenever boredom needs busting. Or establish a creative habit as a family and pull a card from the deck each week for a year.SPARK IMAGINATION: These projects encourage drawing, crafting, invention, and observation. Hands-on and often screen-free, these activities are a great way to jump-start your family's creative engines.FAMILY TOGETHERNESS: These activities are fun for all ages. Unplug to connect!THOUGHTFUL GIFT: This deck offers a year's worth of family bonding. It makes a great stocking stuffer or add-on gift for anyone looking for fun family activities.Perfect for:Parents looking for inexpensive boredom buster ideasPeople seeking gifts for parents

Box Girl: My Part-Time Job as an Art Installation

by Lilibet Snellings

When 22-year-old Lilibet Snellings moved to Los Angeles on a whim, she unintentionally became a "slash" to keep her head above water-a writer/waitress/actress/Box Girl. One night each week, Lilibet would go to The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, don a pair of white boy shorts with a matching tank, touch up her lip gloss, and crawl into a giant glass case behind the front desk. There, she could do whatever she wanted-check email, catch up on reading, even sleep-as long as she ignored the many hotel guests who would point and ask the staff, "Is she allowed to use the bathroom?" (Yes.)Dog-paddling through her twenties, Snellings resisted financial bailouts (for the most part) from her sweet Southern mother and business-oriented dad, while pondering her peculiar position as a human art installation. Was she a piece of art or a piece of ass? Was she allowed to read both Walt Whitman and US Weekly as she lounged in an oversized, waterless aquarium behind a hotel concierge desk? From misinterpreting a modeling agency interview as a talent audition, to avoiding Bond-girl-style deaths at New Year's Eve parties, Snellings shares and laughs at her many mishaps while living in LA.

To Live and Think Like Pigs: The Incitement of Envy and Boredom in Market Democracies

by Gilles Chatelet

A startlingly prescient treatise on the cybernetic automation of society and a burlesque satire of its middle-class celebrants. An uproarious portrait of the evils of the market and a technical manual for its innermost ideological workings, this is the story of how the perverted legacy of liberalism sought to knead Marx's “free peasant” into a statistical “average man”—pliant raw material for the sausage-machine of postmodernity. Combining the incandescent wrath of the betrayed comrade with the acute discrimination of the mathematician-physicist, Châtelet scrutinizes the pseudoscientific alibis employed to naturalize “market democracy” and the “triple alliance” between politics, economics, and cybernetics. A bestseller in France on its publication in 1998, this book remains crucial reading for any future politics that wants to replace individualism with individuation and libertarianism with liberation, this new translation constitutes a major contribution to contemporary debate on neoliberalism, economics, and capitalist subjectivation.

The Fredrik Backman Box Set: A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here

by Fredrik Backman

From beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Fredrik Backman, a beautiful boxed set collection of his first three charming, matchless novels that have taken the world by storm: A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here.Fredrik Backman’s novels have delighted readers with their irrepressible charm, whimsy, and warmth. Now, for the first time, all three of his novels are collected in one boxed set, making this a perfect gift for both longtime and new fans. In A Man Called Ove, an unexpected friendship forms when a young family moves next door to the neighborhood curmudgeon. In this feel-good tale of love and redemption, Backman explores the profound impact one life has on countless others. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is the story of a young girl named Elsa who is struggling after the death of her beloved and eccentric grandmother. When she discovers a series of letters her grandmother wrote apologizing to people she had wronged, Elsa embarks on a life-changing adventure. With humor and heart, this is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different. Finally, in Britt-Marie Was Here, Backman tells the “heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages” (Publishers Weekly). When the fastidious Britt-Marie leaves her cheating husband and starts over in a small backwater town, she never expects to find herself drawn into the lives of its quirky and odd inhabitants. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

Harlequin Presents October 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2: The Spaniard's Pregnant Bride\Married for the Tycoon's Empire\A Cinderella for the Greek\Surrendering to the Italian's Command

by Julia James Kim Lawrence Maisey Yates Abby Green

Harlequin® Presents brings you a collection of four new titles! This Presents box set includes: THE SPANIARD'S PREGNANT BRIDE Heirs Before Vows by Maisey YatesAllegra Valenti enters Italy's most glorious masquerade ball in disguise--and is unknowingly seduced by her brother's best friend! Now, to safeguard the Acosta legacy, Duke Cristian Acosta must adorn Allegra with a trinket of his own--a gold wedding band! MARRIED FOR THE TYCOON'S EMPIRE Brides for Billionaires by Abby Green Ben Carter's reputation needs salvaging, and only a gold ring will do. English society princess Julianna Ford seems perfect...until she says no. But Ben is used to getting his way, and when Julianna auctions one kiss for charity, Ben intends to take advantage! A CINDERELLA FOR THE GREEK by Julia JamesEllen Mountford is hiding from her stepfamily's cruel mistreatment at her father's glorious English country estate--until powerful tycoon Max Vasilikos wants to buy it! Transformed from dowdy recluse to belle of the ball, Ellen sees a devastating new glint in Max's eye...seduction! SURRENDERING TO THE ITALIAN'S COMMAND by Kim LawrenceWhen English rose Tess Jones succeeds in touching Danilo Raphael's protective instincts, he offers her shelter in his imposing palazzo. But Tess is certain this autocratic Italian isn't what she wants--until hot summer days melt into sultry nights... Be sure to collect Harlequin® Presents' October 2016 Box set 1 of 2! Join to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Harlequin Historical August 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2: Sheikh's Mail-Order Bride\Miss Marianne's Disgrace\Her Enemy at the Altar

by Marguerite Kaye Virginia Heath Georgie Lee

Harlequin® Historical brings you a collection of three new REGENCY titles, available now! This box set includes: SHEIKH'S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE Hot Arabian Nights by Marguerite Kaye The world believes Constance Montgomery lost at sea, but Murimon's ruler, Kadar, knows the truth. She's honor-bound to leave, but can the brooding prince tempt Constance to stay? MISS MARIANNE'S DISGRACE Scandal and Disgrace by Georgie Lee Excluded from society, Miss Marianne Domville finds solace at her pianoforte. That is, until author Sir Warren Stevens brings a thrill of excitement into her solitary existence... HER ENEMY AT THE ALTARby Virginia Heath When Lady Constance Stuart is discovered in the arms of Aaron Wincanton, scandal abounds. And an unexpected marriage is just the beginning for these two former enemies... Join to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Harlequin Presents December 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2: The Greek's Christmas Bride\Married for the Sheikh's Duty\The Guardian's Virgin Ward\Surrendering to the Vengeful Italian

by Angela Bissell Caitlin Crews Lynne Graham Tara Pammi

Harlequin® Presents brings you a collection of four new titles! This Presents box set includes: THE GREEK'S CHRISTMAS BRIDE Christmas with a Tycoon by Lynne GrahamThe conditions of cynical bachelor Apollo Metraxis's inheritance force him to marry! Pixie Robinson's debts leave her defenseless--but her untouched vulnerability on their wedding night strikes a chord in Apollo's cynical heart. And then he discovers that she's carrying two Metraxis heirs! MARRIED FOR THE SHEIKH'S DUTYBrides for Billionairesby Tara PammiSheikh Zayn Al-Ghamdi's reputation has already been damaged by scandal--so when Amalia Christensen blackmails him, he has to make her his temporary fiancée! But Amalia unleashes a hunger in Zayn that tempts him to take their relationship from business to bedroom... THE GUARDIAN'S VIRGIN WARD One Night With Consequencesby Caitlin CrewsDomineering Spaniard Izar Agustin couldn't have imagined that his ward, innocent Liliana Girard Brooks, would become such an alluring woman. One night of sensual abandon shows Liliana the unconscious desires of her body... But the consequences of that night bind them together...forever! SURRENDERING TO THE VENGEFUL ITALIANIrresistible Mediterranean Tycoons by Angela BissellNot even his foe's stunning daughter, Helena Shaw, will halt Leonardo Vincenti's vengeance. Leo knows that Helena would never willingly return to his side, so he blackmails her. But the passion that undid them before soon forces them both to the brink of surrender... Be sure to collect Harlequin® Presents' December 2016 Box set 1 of 2! Join to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Harlequin Love Inspired October 2017 - Box Set 2 of 2: The Rancher's Mistletoe Bride\Mountain Country Cowboy\A Baby for the Doctor

by Jill Kemerer Glynna Kaye Stephanie Dees

Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope.THE RANCHER’S MISTLETOE BRIDE Wyoming Cowboys by Jill KemererManaging Lexi Harrington’s newly inherited ranch through the holidays might not have been cowboy Clint Romine’s brightest idea. Getting close to her means revealing secrets he’s long kept hidden. And falling for her means he’ll have to convince Lexi her home isn’t back in the big city—but in his arms.MOUNTAIN COUNTRY COWBOYHearts of Hunter Ridge by Glynna KayeFor cowboy Cash Herrera, taking a job at Hunter’s Hideaway ranch is a chance to gain custody of his son—and work for lovely Rio Hunter. Rio knows the secret she’s keeping means leaving Hunter Ridge, but spending time with Cash and his little boy has her wishing for a home with the man who’s claiming her heart. A BABY FOR THE DOCTORFamily Blessingsby Stephanie DeesJordan Conley knows Dr. Ash Sheehan would be a perfect pediatrician for her new foster son—but her heart-pounding crush on the confirmed bachelor complicates things. Besides, she’s horses and hay, and he’s fancy suits. But the more involved he gets in their lives, the more she wishes they could stay together…always.Join to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Harlequin Romance May 2018 Box Set: Rescuing the Royal Runaway Bride\Marooned with the Millionaire\Tempted by the Billionaire Next Door\Swept Away by the Enigmatic Tycoon

by Ally Blake Nina Milne Therese Beharrie Rosanna Battigelli

Harlequin® Romance brings you a collection of four new titles, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin® Romance box set includes: #4615 RESCUING THE ROYAL RUNAWAY BRIDEThe Royals of Vallemontby Ally BlakeOn his way to the Vallemont royal wedding, Will Darcy unexpectedly rescues the princess-to-be! While the media furor dies down, they’re holed up in one hotel room. And for once work isn’t his priority—resisting the tantalizing royal runaway is!#4616 MAROONED WITH THE MILLIONAIREby Nina MilneWhen journalist April Fotherington is assigned to write about royal chief adviser Marcus Alrikson, she never expected they’d end up sharing one special night during a desert-island thunderstorm! But could there be consequences to their spontaneous encounter?#4617 TEMPTED BY THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOORby Therese BeharrieShe’s just become his sister’s surrogate, but Jessica Steyn can’t help her attraction to her delicious new neighbor, billionaire bad boy Dylan Nel. Giving in to their desire would complicate things, but could the answer to both their heartaches be just next door?#4618 SWEPT AWAY BY THE ENIGMATIC TYCOONby Rosanna BattigelliThere’s no place like home for brokenhearted Justine Winter. So when it’s threatened, she goes head-to-head with billionaire property developer Casson Forrester! Only to realize that the man beneath his brooding exterior could be far more dangerous—to her heart…