Never the Groom

Author: Samantha Cayto

Publisher: Total-e-bound

ISBN: 1786516403

Category: Fiction

Page: 42

View: 5427

A cold night turns unexpectedly hot. Ian Cabot has led a shy, sheltered life ever since a plane accident killed his mother and left him emotionally and physically scarred. His father’s marriage of convenience forces him into the magnetic orbit of his soon-to-be cousin by marriage. The man who meets him at the airport is just the kind of commanding man he hopes will rid him of his virginity. Too bad anything between them is out of bounds. James Reynolds has no time or patience for his cousin’s social-climbing marriage, and even less for taking a detour to deal with the pampered son of her fiancé. As a hard-working and dedicated family man, he agrees to pick Ian up and get him to the wedding. The pretty college boy who hides half his face is not what he is expecting and proves to be disturbingly tempting. Whatever discipline Ian and James have to keep their relationship strictly familial is tested by an unseasonable blizzard and the sexual heat they can’t ignore.

Always the Designer, Never the Bride

Author: Sandra D. Bricker

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426732236

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

View: 9831

Audrey Regan, a wedding dress designer, is the maid-of-honor at her best friend's wedding, but wondering if she will ever meet an eligible man, she encounters the unconventional brother of the groom, who is very different from what she had in mind.

Forever Betrothed, Never the Bride

Scandalous Seasons Book 1

Author: Christi Caldwell

Publisher: Christi Caldwell Inc

ISBN: 194424008X

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 3358

USA Today Bestseller "Forever Betrothed, Never the Bride"! Hopeless romantic, Lady Emmaline Fitzhugh, is tired of sitting with the wallflowers, waiting for her betrothed to come to his senses and marry her. When Emmaline reads one too many reports of his scandalous liaisons in the gossip rags, she takes matters into her own hands. War-torn veteran, Lord Drake devotes himself to forgetting his days on the Peninsula through an endless round of meaningless associations. He no longer wants to feel anything, but Lady Emmaline is making it hard to maintain a state of numbness. With her zest for life, she awakens his passion and desire for love. The one woman Drake has spent the better part of his life avoiding is now the only woman he needs, but he is no longer a man worthy of his Emmaline. It is up to her to show him the healing power of love.

Always the Baker, Never the Bride

Author: Sandra D. Bricker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 168299905X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3584

They say you can't have your cake and eat it too. But who would want a cake they couldn't eat? Just ask Emma Rae Travis about that. A baker of confections who is diabetic and can't enjoy them. When Emma meets Jackson Drake, the escapee from Corporate America who is starting a wedding destination hotel to fulfill a dream that belonged to someone else, this twosome and their crazy family ties bring new meaning to the term "family circus." The Atlanta social scene will never be the same!

Never the Bride

A Novel

Author: Rene Gutteridge,Cheryl McKay

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307457905

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4110

“What girl can’t identify with Never the Bride? This is a fabulously funny novel with deep truths embedded in its pages.” –Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants “I admire writers who employ words to paint touchable pictures, likable characters, introducing us to instant friends who lead us to unexpected endings. That’s why I love Never The Bride.” –SQuire Rushnell, author of the When GOD Winks books Eleven Bridesmaid Dresses Don’t Lie Since she was just a little girl, Jessie Stone dreamed up hundreds of marriage proposals, doodled the romantic ideas in her journal with her treasured purple pen, and fantasized about wedding dresses and falling in love. She’s been a bridesmaid nearly a dozen times, waved numerous couples off to sunny honeymoons, and shopped in more department stores for half-price fondue pots than she cares to remember. But shopping for one key component of these countless proposals hasn't been quite as productive–a future husband. The man she thought she would marry cheated on her. The crush she has on her best friend Blake is at very best…well, crushing. And speed dating has only churned out memorable horror stories. So when God shows up one day, in the flesh, and becomes a walking, talking part of her life, Jessie is skeptical. What will it take to convince her that the Almighty has a better plan than one she’s already cooked up in her journals? Can she turn over her pen and trust someone else to craft a love story beyond her wildest dreams? Cheryl McKay is the screenwriter for the award-winning film The Ultimate Gift. She also wrote an episode of Gigi: God’s Little Princess, based on the book by Sheila Walsh, and Taylor’s Wall, a drama about high-school violence. She’s been writing since the tender age of five when she penned her first play. Cheryl is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Rene Gutteridge is a critically acclaimed comedy writer and novelist. She is the author of fifteen novels including the Boo series, My Life as a Doormat, the Occupational Hazards series, and the novelization of the motion picture The Ultimate Gift. She lives in Oklahoma with her family. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Bride Said Never!

Author: Sandra Marton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459262123

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4847

Three Brides, three grooms—and they all meet at THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR Damian Skouras thought he was allergic to marriage, and Laurel Bennett didn't make it to the church on time…. But, still, they collided as guests at the Wedding of the Year. Damian hadn't been looking for commitment, and Laurel didn't date macho Greek men…. But their mutual physical attraction was red-hot, and soon Damian was insisting that they have a wedding of their own! Between them, Laurel and Damian set of fireworks you'll long remember, especially when a night of wild passion leads to a marriage Laurel doesn't want—but Damian demands—in this, the first story in Sandra Marton's new trilogy! Presents Extravaganza 25 YEARS!

Collected Writings of Flora Belle Jan

Author: Fleur Yano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469115964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 395

View: 9213

Web Text This is the first time the writings of Flora Belle Jan, the Chinese American flapper and writer, are assembled into a single volume. The book consists of some one hundred pieces of prose and poetry, available from microfilm of newspapers and magazines that ceased publication prior to 1950. A native of Fresno, California, Flora Belle Jan was born in 1906. She lived above Yet Far Low, a restaurant owned by her parents, at 1007 China Alley. Her world at home was Chinese. Her world at school, with teachers and classmates, was American. Many of her classmates were also children of immigrant parents. Her own parents, Jan Chong and Jan Yom, had separately emigrated from Southern China in the late 1800s. Her classmates parents included immigrants from Ireland, Italy, Russia, England, Mexico, and Armenia. In her early years, the country of origin of the parents did not hinder the formation of close friendships among girls with shared interests and activities. Flora Jan and her friends enjoyed writing poems and stories, and aspired to careers in literature and journalism. She received encouragement from Grace May North, editor of the Sunnyside Club column in The Fresno Herald. Jans earliest works appeared in this column. Her topics were typically American, involving for example, a selfish prince, a faithful dog, a poor newsgirl, and poems about patriotism. In only two stories, The Chinese Girls Valentine, and The Contest, did she introduce a Chinese connection. Another important person in Flora Jans life was Amy Purcell, Superintendent of the Baptist Chinese Mission in Fresno. She recognized Floras talents. With Miss Purcells help, the Chinese Students Club of Fresno published The Trailmaker. Flora Jan, the only female member of the Club, played a major role in the publication. Flora Jans parents did not support her desire to further her education. She worked at various jobs and at age 18, earned money for college by writing feature stories for The San Francisco Examiner. For several of these stories, Jan invented the female character Ming Toy. Among eight children in her family, Flora Jan was the only one to earn a college degree and to pursue a career in journalism. Although Flora Jan attended the University of California, Berkeley for only one semester in the autumn of 1925, she left a strong impression on those who knew her. Her reputation as a prolific young writer, as well as her beauty and flamboyant flapper life style was remembered forty years later. Your mother was the Belle of Berkeley, was the remark said to my sister, Fiore Wang, who attended the University of California, Berkeley and there from graduated. Flora Jan transferred to the University of Chicago, where she studied English literature and graduated with honors in 1927. The impetus for her transfer to Chicago was due to Professor Robert E. Park. He directed the Survey of Race Relations project, and believed that Jan would succeed in assimilation into main stream white society. An analysis of Parks project and Jans participation may be found in the treatise, Thinking Orientals, by Henry Yu Most of Jans writings during her years in Chicago appeared in The Chinese Students Monthly, a magazine founded in 1904 and published by the Chinese Students Alliance in the United States of America. In her fictional works, Romance on the Roof and Transplanted Flower Blossoms, Flora Jan created humorous and delicate inter-racial romances. She served in the capacity of a Contributing Editor at first, and later became an Associate Editor of the Monthly. She also sold stories to the Chicago Daily News and to the magazine Real Detective Tales. In 1932, Flora Jan and her husband, Charles Wang, left Chicago to go to China. Probably the most compelling reason for their move was financial. Although Charles had earned a Ph.D. degree in psychology at the University of Chicago, he could not obtain

Poems by Flora Belle Jan and Ludmelia Holstein

Author: Fleur Yano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441577157

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 3002

The authors of this slender volume of poetry are Flora Belle Jan and Ludmelia Holstein, brought together by historical circumstances and by their passion for poetry. Jan, a Chinese American flapper and journalist, was born in Fresno, California. Holstein, born in Russia of German speaking parents, grew up in Fresno from the age of eight. These collected poems express the exuberance and intensity of their youth. Jans life was short. Their friendship lived on in their poetry.

Boss Ladies, Watch Out!

Essays on Women, Sex, and Writing

Author: Terry Castle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415938730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

View: 3734

Boss Ladies, Watch Out! brings together in a convenient format Terry Castle's most scintillating recent essays on literary criticism, women's writing and sexuality. Readers of Castle's many books and reviews already know her as one of the most incisive and witty critics writing today. The articles collected in Boss Ladies, Watch Out! constitute an extended meditation - both learned and personal - on just what it means to be a Female Critic. In the book's opening essays Castle examines how women became critics in the first place - scandalously at times - in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She explores in particular Jane Austen's "talismanic" role in the establishment of a female critical tradition. In the second part of the book, Castle embraces, with gusto, the role of Female Critic herself. In lively reconsiderations of Sappho, Bronte, Cather, Colette, Gertrude Stein, and many other great women writers - "Boss Ladies" all - Castle pays a moving and civilized tribute to female genius and intellectual daring.

Turning the Corner on Life

Author: Arnold Silveri

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469183579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 410

View: 5243

Turning the Corner on Life is a book covering more than seventy years of my life. Like any other autobiography, its about family, friends, and the personal experiences we shared. It does not include every single thing that ever happened to me in my life. There are, however, numerous nostalgic references to music, movies, radio, television, sports, social /cultural political names, places, and events intermingled within the chronology of my life. Beginning with the happy carefree days I spent playing ball in the street and going to the movies. The times we went to Coney Island and Ebbets Field. The happy and not-so-happy days I spent as a teenager in junior high and hanging out on the corner. The love, loyalty, and compassion my wife, Connie, always displayedfrom our first meeting and throughout our marriageduring some tough, depressing times. And last but not least, the happiness we shared in the birth of our children and grandchildren.

The Countess's Groom

Author: Emily Larkin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1622662229

Category: Fiction

Page: 85

View: 6591

The Countess's Groom by Emily Larkin Rose, the Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a marriage from hell. Escape seems impossible—until her horse groom Will Fenmore offers to help her find a way out. Will has loved Rose since she was brought to Creed Hall as a new bride, but their relationship has only ever been that of mistress and servant. Born worlds apart, Will knows he could never be her husband, but maybe he can be her salvation. As they plan her escape to the American colonies, Rose learns to trust Will with her life and her heart, but trusting him with her body is another matter. Can she conquer her fear of the marriage bed? Is the future she dreams of—being Will's wife—possible?

The Groom's Game Plan

Getting to the Altar and Surviving the Trip

Author: Dan Jewel

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760758175

Category: Reference

Page: 174

View: 9046

Sometimes the wedding seems all about the bride--but the groom can use a plan too, as the couple prepares for the happy event. This wise and witty resource will get him safely and successfully from the proposal through the big day. Handy checklists assure that no important detail slips by (such as applying for the marriage license in time), and there’s a head-to-toe look at wedding attire, valuable advice on buying a ring, cost-cutting tips, and sensible suggestions on how to make the best impression at the rehearsal dinner, receiving line, and reception. Guys can even earn brownie points with their sweethearts, thanks to "coupons” to give the future bride, promising such treats as a 15-minute backrub and a night on the town.

The Beautiful Wedding

Photography Techniques for Capturing Authentic Moments

Author: Tracy Dorr

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608957160

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 6523

Acclaimed wedding photographer Tracy Dorr shows you how to capture the moments of genuine emotion and spontaneous interaction that make a wedding beautiful. Through careful observation of the events, relationships, and scenes, you’ll learn how to be in the right place at the right time. Or, if the right moment doesn’t present itself organically, how to set the stage for authentic interactions. You’ll learn to shoot fast and shoot smart in challenging lighting conditions and ever-changing scenes for beautiful images that go beyond the expected. Finally, Dorr shows you how to present these images in client-pleasing products—and to transition your wedding-shooting skills into other subject areas for better overall photography of all your clients.

Schroder

A Novel

Author: Amity Gaige

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455512141

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5612

A lyrical and deeply affecting novel recounting the seven days a father spends on the road with his daughter after kidnapping her during a parental visit. Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder-a first-generation East German immigrant-adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in, a fateful white lie that will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course. SCHRODER relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter, Meadow, in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is. From a correctional facility, Eric surveys the course of his life to understand-and maybe even explain-his behavior: the painful separation from his mother in childhood; a harrowing escape to America with his taciturn father; a romance that withered under a shadow of lies; and his proudest moments and greatest regrets as a flawed but loving father. Alternately lovesick and ecstatic, Amity Gaige's deftly imagined novel offers a profound meditation on history and fatherhood, and the many identities we take on in our lives--those we are born with and those we construct for ourselves.

O My Darling

A Novel

Author: Amity Gaige

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455553573

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8597

The external lives of Clark, a high school guidance counselor, and Charlotte, a bookkeeper, are utterly ordinary, but their interior lives are as bold and complex as abstract paintings colored by imagined possibilities, childhood joys and, more darkly, by deeply buried fears. When Clark rescues a young boy from drowning, a chain of events-some comic, some harrowing-is set in motion, revealing the fault lines of the couple's marriage and individual psyches. Amity Gaige is a consummate stylist. Her every sentence contains a tiny world-marrying striking images to deep, soulful ideas in perfectly concise fashion.

Your Interfaith Wedding

A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures, and Personal Values Into One Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

Author: Laurie Sue Brockway

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313378010

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 4338

For those looking to create a personalized wedding ceremony that honors and celebrates the diverse religious, racial, or ethnic backgrounds of the couple and their families, this book provides expert guidance for perfectly blending traditions and faiths. * Contains insights shared by brides and grooms, interviews and information from other attributed sources, as well as special contributions from Rev. Victor Fuhrman * Presents exclusive materials designed by the author throughout more than a decade of experience in ministry

Planet Wedding

A Nuptial-pedia

Author: Sandra Choron,Harry Choron

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618746583

Category: Reference

Page: 353

View: 9226

Presents a series of lists on all things nuptial which feature such examples as ten famous proposals, twelve weird weddings laws, seventeen reasons why men get married, and six things the bridal industry doesn't want couples to know.

Beauty and the Groom

Author: Lorraine Carroll

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459273753

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4241

MAN OF ICE Lee Stratton could walk away from anyone without regrets—he was a true man of ice. Proof? Jilted at the altar, he shrugged off his honeymoon and headed instead for his old hometown. But there he encountered Meredith Cole, a single mom so meltingly warm she cracked Lee's glacial cool. Unthinkably, this fabulous female was the once-gawky girl he'd boyishly kissed…and cruelly abandoned. Suddenly Lee was awash in remorse. Flooded with desire. And hungry for a taste of belonging. But Meredith's loving little family would never include a man without emotions. And unless Lee found his missing heart, this iceman might remain forever out in the cold….

The Groom Who (Almost) Got Away

The Texas Rancher's Marriage

Author: Carla Neggers,Cathy Gillen Thacker

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460380827

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2299

UNCOMPROMISING COWBOY Max Slade has no time for regrets. Until the biggest regret of his life shows up in Wyoming. Four years ago, Max left Calley Hastings without a word of explanation. He'd tried to write, but how do you tell a thoroughly urban woman that you're moving to a ranch to take care of three orphaned little boys? No, Calley didn't belong on the ranch or in his life—then or now. Calley thought she was coming to Wyoming to visit a pen pal, but it turns out she's been writing to Max's matchmaking brothers! Well, there was no way she and Max would ever reconcile. She doesn't know how to ride a horse, and more important, how could she love someone who'd found it so easy to walk away from her? And yet, how can she crush the hope of the boys who just want to see Max happy again? BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! The Texas Rancher's Marriage by Cathy Gillen Thacker Few people in Laramie, Texas, know that Merri Duncan is actually the biological mother of her late sister's twins. Even fewer know that Chase Armstrong is their biological father. It's even news to Chase…