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: 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: 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.
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.
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: 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...
Author: David A. Seamands
Publisher: Chariot Victor Publishing
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.
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.
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: 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: Stephen Vizinczey
Stephen Vizinczey, bestselling author (7 million+ books sold), returns to self-publishing after 50 years with his new novel "If Only" .
Author: Greg M. Sarwa
Publisher: Ampol Publishing
What if you had just learned that your days are about to come to an end? Would you quietly accept your destiny, or would you fight this one final battle? And what if the demons of your past disturb the delicate reconciliation you thought you had found? These are the questions facing John Kadel in "If only I could...," a simple story about love. This is not a romance. It is a tale of the true and lasting love each of us dreams about, the undeniable love only some of us find in a lifetime of searching. John Kadel is a stubborn, single old man with a colorful past and questions for which he has no answers. Not long after his doctor hands him a death sentence, John runs into someone from his past.
Author: David Vision,Mutiya Sahar Vision
Publisher: Soul Vision Works
Category: Juvenile Fiction
After watching her baby sister learn to walk, a young girl realizes that while new learning calls for perseverance, it can also be fun.
Author: Francis Charles Philips
Author: Mags Storey
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Jo's life seems to be full of troubles-friend troubles, guy troubles, life troubles-but when she becomes caught up in a strange murder mystery, Jo finds herself turning to the last person she expected to help, the God she thought had abandoned her.
The Transfer of Internal Knowledge and Best Practi
Author: C. Jackson Grayson,Carla O'dell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
While companies search the world over to benchmark best practices, vast treasure troves of knowledge and know-how remain hidden right under their noses: in the minds of their own employees, in the often unique structure of their operations, and in the written history of their organizations. Now, acclaimed productivity and quality experts Carla O'Dell and Jack Grayson explain for the first time how applying the ideas of Knowledge Management can help employers identify their own internal best practices and share this intellectual capital throughout their organizations. Knowledge Management (KM) is a conscious strategy of getting the right information to the right people at the right time so they can take action and create value. Basing KM on three major studies of best practices at one hundred companies, the authors demonstrate how managers can utilize a visual process model to actually transfer best practices from one business unit of the organization to another. Rich with case studies, concrete examples, and revealing anecdotes from companies including Texas Instruments, Amoco, Buckman, Chevron, Sequent Computer, the World Bank, and USAA, this valuable guide reveals how knowledge treasure chests can be unlocked to reduce product development cycle time, implement more cost-efficient operations, or create a loyal customer base. Finally, O'Dell and Grayson present three "value propositions" built around customers, products, and operations that could result in staggering payoffs as they did at the companies cited above. No amount of knowledge or insight can keep a company ahead if it is not properly distributed where it's needed. Entirely accessible and immensely readable, If Only We Knew What We Know is a much-needed companion for business leaders everywhere.
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group
If Only: Masters of the Shadowlands 8
Author: Jenny Miglis
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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A Survivor's Memoir
Author: Stephanie Henry
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The heaviness of hurt. The lightness of humor. And, finally, a reason for hope and an opportunity to serve humanity. Stephanie Henry’s childhood took an unexpected turn when her granduncle molested her. The soul-crushing experience was but the first in a series of sexual abuse perpetrated by family members and strangers that wrecked her self-esteem and left her feeling isolated, guilt-ridden, and confused. Out of necessity, Stephanie became an instant expert at survival and a student of spiritual endurance. Desperate to regain some sense of control, she began an emotionally shattering struggle with bulimia and the curse of having “the look” men desire. After slipping through the education system, multiple suicide attempts, years of working as a stripper, losing custody of her daughter, battling drugs and alcohol, and enduring a string of ill-fated marriages, Stephanie put her life on course by reaching out to others and fighting for voiceless victims of exploitation around the world. A testament to resilience and preservation, If Only I Could Sleep is a heartbreaking and riveting story of self-discovery, sacrifice, and overcoming the challenges that can make life seem unbearable.