Author: A. J. Pine
Publisher: cbt Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Crazy, sexy love Ein Auslandsjahr in Schottland mit dem Ziel, das Leben (und die Jungs) zu genießen. Darauf freut sich Jordan. Ihre letzte Beziehung ist schon eine Ewigkeit her. Jordan will nicht mehr auf Mr. Right warten, sondern mit Mr. Right Now einfach und unkompliziert Spaß haben. Doch dann begegnen ihr gleich zwei Jungs, die sie dazu bringen, noch einmal über die Liebe nachzudenken. Wie weit würde Jordan für Mr. Right gehen?
Author: Marc Levy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
What do you do when you find a stranger in your closet and she can disappear and reappear at whim? What if she then tells you that her body is actually in a coma on the other side of town? What starts off as a dilemma that Arthur is faced with when he discovers Lauren in his apartment, becomes a heartwarming love story.
Author: Carole Geithner
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A stunning debut about one girl's journey through loss and grief. Corinna's world is crushed after her mother dies of cancer. How does she get through the funeral, trays of ziti, a father who can't communicate, the first day of school, Mother's Day, people who don't know what to say, and the entire eighth-grade year? Despite her alienation from many of her peers, including her best friend, she succeeds in finding support. She dares to bare her innermost fears, hurts, and wishes, and even allows herself to have a flowering crush on a boy in the school band. She also finds out deep secrets about her mother which she never knew. It's a year that will change Corinna's life forever.
An Alternative History of the Beautiful Game
Author: Simon Turner
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
If Only: An Alternative History of the Beautiful Game is a fiercely original counterfactual history of football. It is often tempting to believe in the grand sweep of history; to conclude that the triumphs of football's greatest teams were simply inevitable. The truth, however, is that history can turn on what appear, at first glance, to be infinitesimally small events. Behind all those triumphs lie the countless disappointments of teams that were denied glory by a cruel bounce, the width of a crossbar or a dubious refereeing decision. Challenging the perception that the outcome of great clashes could never have been any different to what they were, If Only reflects on what our football history could have been, what it might have been and, in some cases, what it probably should have been. Boldly turning football history on its head, it imagines a world in which Scotland win the first-ever World Cup, Derby County are champions of Europe and 1966 isn't the only year that England win anything.
A Valuable Guide to Knowing, Understanding, and Loving Your Wife
Author: Gary Smalley
With over 800,000 copies in print, If Only He Knew by bestselling author Gary Smalley has long been esteemed as one of the premier books on marriage for men. Smalley helps men understand their wives and meet their needs in order to establish a loving, thriving relationship that will last a lifetime. Newly revised and expanded to reflect up-to-date research and the current cultural landscape for today’s modern audience, this book is the perfect guide for husbands who want to love their wives and strengthen their marriages in a way like never before. Using humorous and touching illustrations from his own life, as well as case histories and biblical examples, Gary Smalley maps a blueprint to a better marriage that will have a deep and lasting impact on men and their wives.
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group
If Only: Masters of the Shadowlands 8
Author: J. Anderson; B.Rowley; J. Mulinaro
At some point in a person’s life, he or she makes a wrong choice. When the heart is involved, wrong choices can be devastating. If Only is a creative reimagining of reality, inspired by actual events from the Redhead’s and the authors’ lives. Weaving forty-five years of actual events, people, and experiences, the authors present a fictional account of what could have been. Bill is an exceptional young man of extraordinary integrity yet he struggles with his confidence in his personal relationships. A gifted athlete and student, he strives to be the best. A leader both on and off the field, he pursues his goals relentlessly. Sarah knows what she wants out of life, and nothing is going to get in the way of her dreams. Strong, intelligent, and assertive, once she sets a plan in motion, she makes it happen. When these two meet unexpectedly, they forge a lifelong relationship. Together, they tackle any obstacle, disaster, or heartbreak that comes their way. While nurturing their relationship, they deal with life’s choices, foes, desires, and all the external pressures that threaten to rip their love apart. We all live with the consequences of the choices we’ve made. Some of us are making those choices at this moment. Most of us have pondered what a different choice would have made with those lost opportunities, about what could have been by making that different choice.
Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
The year is 1349, the place, England. As the bubonic shadow across the land, Mary Beckett finds herself alone and desperate. Her father, a physician who has been accused of consorting with the devil, has been murdered. Even her own interest in medicine has brought cries of witchcraft. Mary's only hope is to journey north to the home of her godly grandmother, a woman her father once rejected. Doctors and pilgrims will cross her path, and, last but not least, Peter Donne, a knight on a mission from the king. Hundreds will beg her to heal them. Will Mary Beckett, a lonely pilgrim herself, find a way to help her people and herself? If only she could reach her grandmother's home, if only she could find her own way to God...
How to Turn Regret Into Opportunity
Author: Neal Roese, Ph.D.
If you spend a lot of time thinking about “what might have been,” you’re not alone. In If Only, Neal Roese, Ph.D., one of the world’s top scientists studying regret, shows us that thoughts about what might have been are practically unavoidable. In fact, they are produced spontaneously by the brain with a very practical goal--to guide us toward improvement. But the same thoughts can bring the pain of regret. Is it worth the pain to get the improvement? Or should you live life with no regrets? Luckily, it’s not a package deal. The surprising message of If Only is that we can manage our regret style to maximize the gain and minimize the pain. In an entertaining and upbeat book that weds lively science writing to practical self-help, Dr. Roese mines the research and shares simple strategies for managing your life to make the most of regret. You’ll learn: Don’t Over-react. You may react to a regrettable situation by taking many fewer chances. Don’t. This only ensures that you will miss out on new opportunities. Think Downward. Consider the downward alternatives. How could a bad situation have gone even worse? This makes you feel appreciative of what you have. Do It. If you decide to do something and it turns out badly, research shows that it probably won’t haunt you down the road. (You’ll reframe the failure and move on.) But you will regret the things left undone. Regrets are Opportunities Knocking. Our brains produce the most “if only” thoughts about things in our lives that we can still change. So consider regret as a signal flashing: It’s not too late! If Only also shows that “if only” thinking plays a huge role across our lives, from how best to buy, to why we enjoy movies, how juries decide, and the way we choose someone to love. If Only opens a new window into the way our minds work and offers clear lessons for living more happily with the past. “Fifteen years of research have been combined into a list of the top four biggest regrets of the average American: not getting more education career regrets regrets in love not spending enough time with kids The list is essentially a summary of the biggest traps, pitfalls, and mistakes into which people like you might blunder. Look over the list and try to identify areas of your life that represent the greatest vulnerability to future regret. And act now to avoid regret later.” --from If Only This life-changing guide will teach you how to turn regret into opportunity and hindsight into happiness
Author: Mike Holden
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
This is the third novel about Kim and Ned, who are two very ordinary people but they are the most unlikely pair of friends that one could meet. Nevertheless there is a bond between them. She is Chinese, in her 20's and a qualified and practising lawyer. He is in his 50's and owner of a moderately successful business consultancy. The Chairman of a local football club asks for Ned's help to restructure the club to save it from going out of business. Kim, meanwhile, has been unsuccessful in defending a notorious gang leader who is sent to prison and his brother publicly threatens Kim. Matters don't go to plan for both Kim and Ned with murder and kidnapping resulting. Both of them become embroiled in each other's situations with events unfolding that threatens each of their lives. After further bizarre happenings and personal attacks which force Kim and Ned to re-evaluate their relationship, events come to a fatal and horrifying conclusion in Manchester's most iconic venue, Old Trafford.
Author: Chelsea Bodoe
From birth, Princess Evelyn of Balsimo has been a prisoner in her own Castle. One night, when she finally has had enough, she breaks away into the nearby town, disguised as a commoner, and thus begin the life of her alter-ego Kiera McCaunley. Switching between two lives is fun at first, but soon brings about complications as she falls in love with commoner, Eric Winters, and is at risk of loosing him forever. After a forced separation of three years, the two lovers are reunited, but the Princes is newly engaged, and Eric still does not know that Kiera and she are the same person. Secrets that threaten lives, regret, betrayal, loss, lust and love all follow the Princess Evelyn as she sacrifices everything she has, to finally be with her love, until she can sacrifice no more. In the grand scheme of things, we are all victims of misfortune in one way or another.
Author: Sue Vyner,Robin Lawrie
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This title is part of the Go For It! series of dramas based on family, school, and relationship problems. Gordon doesn't know his dad, and his mum wants to keep it that way. But Gordon feels sure that things could be so much better—if only he could find his dad.
Author: Becky Citra
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Fifteen-year-old Pam is assaulted when she and her twin brother, Danny, are walking home through the woods. Danny is frozen with fear and does nothing; luckily, Pam is rescued by a woman out walking her dog. Pam deals with the trauma by isolating herself while Danny struggles with the shame of not protecting his sister. His shame is compounded by their father's contempt, and Danny decides to redeem himself by finding Pam's attacker. In the process, he discovers a family secret, and Pam connects with new friends who help her regain her confidence.
Author: Tanya Wright
If only I hadn't had that last drink… It might be the toughest night of the year for Micah O'Shea, but one tequila too many and suddenly she's seeing the world—and her best friend firefighter Josh Taylor—in a new light! Surely a bit of Dutch courage is all she needs to see if he tastes as good as he looks? Why did no one tell her that the morning after is way more awkward when you're friends with the man you threw yourself at? And that it gets more awkward when you start having X-rated dreams about him? Perhaps Micah should stop saying "If only…" and start asking "What if…?" Winner of Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write contest 2013!
Author: Deborah Lynn Alexander
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Darius wouldnt give up his search for a woman he met months ago at a wedding. Her name is Trish. They had spent the summer together, but one day after the most romantic evening of their life she up and disappeared. He was confused because he couldnt understand why she would leave. Especially since the night before he proposed to her and she said, Yes. In his search he met the one person who could put all the missing pieces and persons of the puzzle together. But he had to answer a vital question. Are you ready for the TRUTH
Inspirational Messages for Everyday of the Year
Author: Shontel Stanford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In a time where most of the world is struggling to find hope a word of encouragement is long overdue. People are longing for love and acceptance yet with all that they have they still struggle with an emptiness that they are searching to fill. I have found myself in that very same search until I found my love, Jesus Christ. If Only Today is a collection of 366 short messages to give you hope and inspire you to draw closer to the Lord. You will find joy and peace in the truth that Gods love is unending and all He wants is to be close to you. These messages kept me strong through my period of homelessness. Theyve given me peace and conformation from God on days I was struggling to give it all to Him. They helped me to know I have a right to His promises for me and my children. J. Washington Your daily messages mean the world to me. When Im going through a tough time they brighten up my day. They give me strength, hope, and the power to strive for a stronger relationship with God. E. Shelton
Author: David A. Seamands
Publisher: Chariot Victor Publishing
Author: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Andersen Press USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sometimes big things have very small beginnings. "Oh! If only . . . I had stayed home that day . . . If only . . . I hadn't met that dog . . . If only . . . he didn't want to play . . . " And so begins a remarkably funny chain of events as one young boy and a dog unwittingly unleash the greatest havoc imaginable.
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Salt Lake City, 1962. Eric ist erst vor Kurzem mit seinen Eltern in die Stadt gezogen. Zufällig trifft er an einem eiskalten Herbsttag auf die Ausreißerin Grace und gewährt ihr Unterschlupf im Gartenhaus der Familie. Aus Zuneigung wird bald Freundschaft - und schließlich sogar Liebe. Doch je länger Grace' Aufenthalt dauert, desto deutlicher wird es, dass das Mädchen ein dunkles Geheimnis in sich trägt - ein Geheimnis, das Erics und Grace' Liebe zu zerstören droht ...
Author: Gwyneth Bolton
Sex, lies and secrets As handsome as he is demanding, Carlton Harrington III makes his new employee, Latonya Stevens, work long, hard hours to hide his growing attraction for her. But after late nights at the office lead to searing seduction and a whirlwind marriage, the couple couldn't be happier. Their wedded bliss takes a sudden turn for the worse when Carlton's jealousy gets the best of him. Once he drives Latonya away, Carlton realizes his mistrust may have cost him his soul mate. But then he learns she has a secret that could put their reconciliation on hold forever….