Author: Chris Ryan
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
The British Army's SAS--the Special Air Service--is recognized as one of the world's premier special operations units. During the Gulf War, deep behind Iraqi lines, an SAS team was compromised. A fierce firefight ensued, and the eight men were forced to run for their lives. Only one, Chris Ryan, escaped capture--by walking nearly 180 miles through the desert for a week. The One That Got Away is his breathtaking story of extraordinary courage under fire, of narrow escapes, of highly trained soldiers struggling against the most adverse of conditions, and, above all, of one man's courageous refusal to lie down and die.
Author: Annabel Kantaria
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Everyone has one. An ex you still think about. The one who makes you ask ‘what if’?
Author: Howell Raines
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Lost fish," writes Howell Raines, "chasten us to the knowledge that we are all, in each and every moment, dwindling. Imagine my surprise when I discovered well into my sixth decade that losing fish can prepare us for a blessing as well as for pain." Confronting loss -- of an elusive fish or something larger -- is at the heart of The One That Got Away, the graceful sequel to Raines's much-loved, bestselling memoir Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis, published to great acclaim in 1993. With the same winning combination of reminiscences, anecdotes, philosophy and fishing lore, his bold new memoir covers the eventful years in this latest passage of his life, and the realization that in relinquishing his former identity as a newspaperman he has actually gotten what he wanted, just in the most unlikely way. In wry and witty prose, Raines shifts between fishing vignettes and personal reflections on his childhood, his second marriage, his relationships with his two sons, the trajectory of his career at The New York Times and his move toward old age. At the center of his narrative is his most thrilling fishing adventure -- an epic battle with a marlin he hooked and fought for more than seven hours in the South Pacific -- which comes to symbolize his growing understanding and acceptance of the unpredictability of luck, love, lies and life, and how the unexpected can, in fact, be an opportunity to make life more interesting. Raines's wonderful descriptions of streams, people and fish; his passion for angling and writing; and his wise and perceptive commentary on the vagaries of his own life combine to create a profound book -- one of undeniable appeal and uncommon heart.
Author: Brigitte Knowles
Brigitte Knowles' new book, "The One That Got Away," is based on her real-life experience as the victim of Romeo crime, an under-reported type of crime in which a financial predator steals wealth from a woman by staging a love relationship. The woman is left with destroyed financial security as well as emotional, physical, and mental damage. Knowles' book highlights the importance of recognizing Romeo crime and speaking out to help prevent it from happening to other women.
Author: Kelly Hunter
Best friends Evie Jones and Max Carmichael enter into a platonic marriage so Max can access his trust fund, but when Max's half-brother and Evie's former lover Logan Black finds out about the arrangement, he becomes intent on removing Evie from Max's life.
Author: Melissa Pimentel
Melissa Pimentel delivers smart, funny, and modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, where a young woman comes face-to-face with a lost love, proving that the one that got away is sometimes the one you get back. Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren't. Ten years later, Ruby's single, having spent the last decade focusing on her demanding career and hectic life in Manhattan. There's barely time for a trip to England for her little sister's wedding. And there's certainly not time to think about seeing Ethan there for the first time in years. But as the family frantically prepare for the big day, Ruby can't help but wonder if she made the right choice all those years ago? Because there's nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past . . .
Author: Helen Warner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This summer’s MUST-READ: a hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond and Carole Matthews. Four Women. One Wedding. A day they'll never forget... Anna and Toby were meant to be, until their sudden break-up left everyone speechless. Now, Anna has received an invite to Toby's wedding, and it seems like he will forever remain The One That Got Away. Clare is Anna's best friend. She's sure that attending Toby's wedding will give Anna the closure she needs. Little does she know, the day will change her own life forever, too. Ella is a classic femme fatale. But the one man she's never managed to charm is Toby and, despite her marriage to wealthy widower Max, she just can't get him out of her head. Rachel is the blushing bride-to-be. This should be the happiest day of her life. So why does she feel like everything is about to fall apart? ***Previously published as RSVP***
Author: Victoria Alexander,Eloisa James,Cathy Maxwell,Liz Carlyle
Publisher: Harper Collins
In passionate love stories from four of romance's most prominent authors, meet women who've spent years thinking they've missed their shot at Mr Right – only to discover that fate is handing them one more chance.to win back the love of the one who got away!
Author: Lucy Dawson
Would you risk your future for a night with your past? Molly Greene loves being married. Exciting adventures lie ahead for her and husband Dan that will change their lives for ever, but Molly's not sure they're making the right choices. While teetering on the brink of the biggest decision she's ever faced, she sends an impulsive message to the very last person she ought to contact, someone who should have stayed forgotten, and is now coming looking for her. When he finds her, there is no turning back. One night is all it takes to threaten everything she holds dear - for good.
Author: David Wray
The One That Got Away charts the personal journey of David Wray who turned to a year on the road 'because it was there'. While other travel writers have been there and done it, Wray goes there, does it and then throws himself off it. Full of wit and humorous observations, "The One That Got Away" charts Wray's journeys around the world from Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada.
Author: Jan Mark
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Category: Children's plays, English
Author: A.J. Pine
Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary
"I loved this fun road-trip romance with two friends you immediately know should be a whole lot more!" — Cindi Madsen, author of Anatomy of a Player Jamie I’ve been in love with my best friend for as long as I can remember. I tried to tell her in high school, which royally backfired. Ten years hasn’t changed things, but now I’m finally ready to lay it all out on the table. The only problem? She’s got her sights set on someone else. I made the mistake of letting her go once before. This time, I’m going to prove that the only guy she needs is me. Brynn We’re best friends—nothing more—and it’s good like this. That’s what I’ve been telling myself since the night in high school when we shared a single kiss, a night that was great—but then wasn’t. Now we’re on a road trip to California, and he’s surprising me at every turn—helping me overcome my fear of heights, belting out my favorite Monkees song, and looking way sexier with his shirt off than a best friend is supposed to. But admitting how I feel may mean losing our friendship. I thought I’d find happiness in California, but now I’m wondering if the right guy for me has been by my side all along. Each book in the Kingston Ale House series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 The One That Got Away Book #2 Six Month Rule Book #3 Three Simple Words Book #4 Worth the Wait
Author: Leigh Himes
Publisher: Hachette Books
In this irresistible debut novel, a freak accident allows a wife and mother to explore the alluring road not taken. Meet Abbey Lahey . . . Overworked mom. Underappreciated publicist. Frazzled wife of an out-of-work landscaper. A woman desperately in need of a vacation from life--and who is about to get one, thanks to an unexpected tumble down a Nordstrom escalator. Meet Abbey van Holt . . . The woman whose life Abbey suddenly finds herself inhabiting when she wakes up. Married to handsome congressional candidate Alex van Holt. Living in a lavish penthouse. Wearing ball gowns and being feted by the crème of Philadelphia society. Luxuriating in the kind of fourteen-karat lifestyle she's only read about in the pages of Town & Country. The woman Abbey might have been . . . if she had said yes to a date with Alex van Holt all those years ago. In the tradition of the romantic comedy Sliding Doors and Lionel Shriver's The Post-Birthday World, Leigh Himes's irresistible debut novel tells the funny and touching story of an ordinary woman offered an extraordinary opportunity to reboot her life, explore the road not taken, and ultimately, find her true self--whoever that may be.
Author: Kendal Burton,James Leasor
Publisher: Pen and Sword
In World War II James Leasor was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment and posted to the 1st Lincolns in Burma and India, where he served for three and a half years. His experiences inspired him to write such books as Boarding Party (filmed as The Sea Wolves). He later became a feature writer and foreign correspondent at the Daily Express. Here he wrote The One that Got Away. As well as non-fiction, Leasor has written novels, including Passport to Oblivion, filmed as Where the Spies Are with David Niven
Author: Kellianne Sweeney
“The One That Got Away” By Kellianne Sweeney Everyone wonders about life after death. Most people tend to choose to believe in God, reincarnation, or the ghostly spirit world. Some choose something completely different. Others don’t choose to believe that there is anything at all. It is, however, a powerful question and one that ordinary people and scholars alike have struggled to define and explain now and throughout history. The wondering and hoping are timeless. I believe that ultimately, we just won’t know until we get there. This is a story. A story about how these beliefs could perhaps be connected. A story about a regular person given the opportunity to play with the big puzzle.
The Truth Revealed
Author: Syeda Anese Majid Khan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Volume 1 Early one January morning in 1928, a young mother is busy with her children when a stranger appears at her gate with a special gift. With instructions to nurture a lotus for forty days, the holy man informs the mother that she will bear one more childa daughter who will be the spirit of her life and whose arms will enfold her in death. Nine months later, Anese Majid Khan enters the world into an aristocratic family in a subcontinent of India. This is her story. In The One That Got Away: The Truth Revealed, Khan shares the details of her incredible journey as she shuns a life of royal luxury and leisure and tirelessly dedicates herself to a life of global service. As she provides a revealing glimpse into the trials and tribulations that led her on an eventual path to world prominence as a scholar, writer, and founder of a school, Khan offers an inspirational message to others to persevere and, most importantly, to believe in themselves while seeking their own destinies. The One That Got Away: The Truth Revealed shares the fascinating story of how one woman built an amazing legacy during her relentless search for the truth.
Author: Lee Robert Schreiber
Category: Man-woman relationships
Have you ever Googled an ex? Have you ever wondered what happened to the first, the truest and/or the greatest love of your life? Have you ever wanted to sit down with that person and ask: How often, if ever, do you think of me (and in what context)? Do you have any regrets? What do you think would have happened if we ended up together? Were we soul mates? If so, how could you move on to someone else so quickly, so easily and painlessly with someone else? Have you ever considered how that person would respond if and when you did contact (let's say) her today? With dismissive laughter? A restraining order? Tears of joy? Lee Robert Schreiber has not been with the purported love of his life since they broke up 25 years ago (primarily because he could not commit to marriage). He's not precisely sure how encountering her after all this time will bring him closer to, well, closure, but he's tried everything else: long-term relationships; one-night stands; friends of friends; friends of relatives; relatives of friends; friends; relatives; therapy; analysis; recreational medication; professional medication; how-to seminars; self-help literature. And none of it, none of them has brought him close to the depths of affection and intimacy that he felt for this one young girl way back when. Pathetic or Romantic? You make the call. Schreiber made the call (actually he emailed her). This is his (and her) poignant, often hilarious and absolutely true story.
Author: Bethany Chase
Publisher: Ballantine Books
"Sarina Mahler has finally settled into life. She has a successful career as an architect, a perfect, loving boyfriend, and a close group of friends. But when an old crush moves to town - Eamon, a former Olympic swimmer and the only man she never truly got over - everything flips upside down. Haunted by the death of her mother, Sarina uses her passion for design, inherited from her beloved step-father, to escape from emotional entanglements. With her boyfriend in Buenos Aires for work, and Eamon looking for an architect to renovate his new Austin digs, Sarina discovers quickly that in order to be honest with both men, whom she cares deeply about, she must come to terms with what she's really looking for in love, and life"--
Author: Percival L. Everett
Three cowhands chase and corral ones in this zany book about the Wild West.
How I Escaped Death at the Hands of Fred and Rose West (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Caroline Roberts
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Caroline Roberts accepted a job at 25 Cromwell Street, the infamous address of Fred and Rose West, she was only 16. Realising that there was something very malevolent about the couple, she left their employment soon after, glad to be rid of them. The story should have ended there. A month later she was abducted by the Wests and suffered violent sexual abuse at their hands before being told that she would be killed and buried. Through a combination of sheer luck and quick thinking, despite the trauma of what had happened, Caroline managed to escape to freedom.