A Love Story
Author: Annette Ross
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"On January 4, 2000, my sweet husband Bill and I kissed our toddler Natalie goodbye, with promises to be back soon as we headed to the hospital to deliver our second child. Twenty-four hours later, we had a newborn daughter, but all else had been horribly, irrevocably changed. Life had thrown me curves before, but none like this." Given up at birth, Annette had been adopted into an enormous family of fosters and biological kids, with a loving dad and an emotionally distant mom. Despite her own struggles with anxiety, she was crowned homecoming queen, met the guy of her dreams, set off on adventures that took them around the world, and eventually settled into a beautiful home where they would build their family. All that changed in one unfathomable night. An inspirational memoir told by a dynamic mother of five, Annette Ross shares her personal challenges, financial struggles, and the life-altering medical error that left her unable to walk. Join Annette and her family on this journey to reclaim a lost fairy tale.
Author: Joye Bishop
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Love is something we have all learned to cherish. It can come in all different forms and at different times in our lives. Come on a journey with four different women, Darlene, Laura, Carizza, and Melinda as they face obstacles that test and help them find love. Melinda thought she needed someone to depend on and take care of her. How can she cope when she is forced to handle things alone? When it comes to life in Darlene's world she thought the love with her husband was over. But as he came around to being the man she once knew, a new development arises. Will she still have her husband's love when it all comes out? Laura wanted to make her own decisions when it came to love but when her mother and the church steps in, will she be able to love someone she hardly knows? Carizza married young and thought her and her husband would grow together into old age. When she has to live life without him can the memories of the love they had comfort her enough?
‘A book about letting go of unhealthy relationships and embracing a loving relationship with yourself’
Author: Belinda Ridley
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Are you searching for ways to make your relationships more fulfilling, or suffering in a relationship that no longer serves you, causing you to feel trapped? Do you feel you can’t find your own self-love to tap into because you feel as if you don’t have any? Do you want to create a healthier and more loving relationship with yourself and others? Then look no further, because this is the book you are looking for. Many books talk about the importance of loving yourself but rarely offer in-depth suggestions on how to do this. After reading this book you may find you are actually equipped to take steps to change your life. This book is dedicated to outlining tools that will help you create a more loving relationship with yourself, offering activities and suggestions to help you change your life and your relationships to be the way you want them to be.
A Unique Love Story: After Crashed JFK. Jr, Sasha, Carolyn and Me
Author: Judy Chen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Author: Tina Welling
From the author of Crybaby Ranch, who ?writes with insight, humor, and complete control? (Tim Sandlin). On the night of her twenty-sixth wedding anniversary, AnnieLaurie McFall does the unthinkable. Without a word to her husband Jess, she walks out on their celebration dinner and catches a flight to Florida. It?s time for a sabbatical from marriage?and some serious soul-searching. So she sets herself up in the small coastal town of Hibiscus and creates the perfect six-month retreat to reimagine a storybook ending that could actually come true with Jess still her prince. What she discovers along the way is far more surprising, outrageous, and just plain fun than she ever expects.
Author: Thea Evans
The progression of a love story told from the girl's poetic accounts of a love affair that spanned over 10 years. This is a story about love. About falling in, falling out of, the yearning, burning, hating, crying, wishing, lamenting, and hoping we experience for love...the lengths we go to for love...the denial and foolishness we suffer through for love. It might not always be pretty with bows and butterflies like the fairy tales, but it definitely always changes us. This is for those whom have battled with love, both the winners and losers. This is a reminder that sometimes even hopeless, jaded cynics can stumble upon a happy ending. One should never give up on dreaming...
By the Author of Shakespeare's Stories for Young Readers
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Charming treasury features nine famous fairy tales, including "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Puss in Boots." Enchanting reading for all ages by the author of Five Children and It.
Author: Larry Fanning
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A series of short stories, which brings to the reader a close connection with a man whose character evolves from a myriad of lifes experiences from childhood to middle age. Stories that touch on hope, faith and then despair. Questions of what would my life had been like if only then to find, that even though you have touched the very essence of life, you realize that fate or destiny actually may be out of your control. But you discover a spiritual lesson no matter what, you will continue on.
The Secret to a Bigger Life
Author: Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
#1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar–winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and eye-opening exploration of curiosity and the life-changing effects it can have on every person’s life. From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer, New York Times bestseller A Curious Mind offers a brilliant peek into the “curiosity conversations” that inspired him to create some of the world’s most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity has been the “secret” that fueled his rise as one of Hollywood’s leading producers and creative visionaries, and how all of us can channel its power to lead bigger and more rewarding lives. Grazer has spent most of his life exploring curiosity through what he terms “curiosity conversations” with some of the most interesting people in the world, including spies, royals, scientists, politicians, moguls, Nobel laureates, artists…anyone whose story might broaden his worldview. These discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of his movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and many others. A Curious Mind is not only a fascinating page-turner—it also offers a blueprint for how we can awaken our own curiosity and use it as a superpower in our lives. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your management style at work, uncover a new source of creativity, or become a better romantic partner, this book—and its lessons on the power of curiosity—can change your life.
Author: Andrea Meyer
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
In Room for Love by Andrea Meyer, Jacquie Stuart has just turned thirty-two and she wants to do a major rewrite on her life. Her salary at a snarky film magazine barely covers her mortgage, her bratty sister has staked permanent claim to her couch, her best friend is in an obscenely happy marriage, and the only guy who really gets her is gay. Worst of all, she keeps falling for broke, self-involved commitment-phobes. Needing moonlighting money, Jacquie gets the idea of investigating a new dating trend—looking for Mr. Right in the "Roommate Wanted" ads. After a bunch of colorful near-misses that bring her into the slums of the East Village, the brownstones of Brooklyn, and the dingier digs of the Upper East Side, Jacquie thinks she's finally found the man she's been looking for and stuns her friends by moving out of her beloved apartment—and into his. Complications ensue when her live-in love reveals some alarming imperfections, the irresistible artist who dumped her wants her back... and what is up with the mystery man living in the charming one-bedroom she left behind? Jacquie has been looking for love in other people's homes all over town, but could the key to her happiness lie right under her very own roof?
Author: Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
Category: Fairy tales
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman's collection of extraordinary short stories featuring How to Talk to Girls at Parties, soon to be a major film release starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp. From the author American Gods, now a major TV series for Amazon Prime Video, Fragile Things shows one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers. Let me tell you stories of the months of the year, of ghosts and heartbreak, of dread and desire. Or after-hours drinking and unanswered phones, of good deeds and bad days, of trusting wolves and how to talk to girls at parties. There are stories within stories, whispered in the quiet of the night, shouted above the roar of the day, and played out between lovers and enemies, strangers and friends. But all, all are fragile things made of just 26 letters arranged and rearranged to form tales and imaginings which will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul.
Author: Courtney Walsh
Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she’s poured everything into dreams of expansion . . . and resisting the matchmaking efforts of the Valentine Volunteers, who gather in her store to continue Loves Park’s tradition of stamping mail with the city’s romantic postmark. When Abigail is unwillingly drafted into the Volunteers, she encounters the paper hearts, a distraction that couldn’t come at a worse time. A hard-to-read doctor has become Abigail’s new landlord, and he’s threatening to end her lease to expand his practice. As she fights a growing attraction to this handsome man crushing her dreams, Abigail is inspired to string the hearts in her store, sparking a citywide infatuation with the artsy trend. But when a new batch of hearts reaches the Volunteers, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple. Will uncovering their story confirm Abigail’s doubts about love, or could it rescue her dreams . . . and her heart?
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Hachette UK
'When it comes to tales about love, Nicholas Sparks is one of the undisputed kings' Heat The love story to end all love stories from the internationally bestselling author, Nicholas Sparks. Now a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling (Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated star of La La Land) and Rachel McAdams. HOW FAR CAN LOVE ENDURE? Noah Calhoun has just returned from World War Two. Attempting to escape the ghosts of battle, he tries to concentrate on restoring an old plantation home to its former glory. And yet he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met there fourteen years before, a girl who captured his heart like no other. But when these distant memories begin to slide into reality, the passion that had lain still is ignited once more. Though so much is in their way, the miraculous force of their love refuses to fade. *The breathtaking new love story from Nicholas Sparks, Every Breath, is available to pre-order now* Praise for Nicholas Sparks 'Pulls at the heartstrings' Sunday Times 'An absorbing page-turner' Daily Mail 'A fiercely romantic and touching tale' Heat on The Longest Ride 'An A-grade romantic read' OK! on Safe Haven 'This one won't leave a dry eye' Daily Mirror on The Lucky One
Author: Kathryn Chetkovich
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
THE STORY: Ed, a physician, and Sheila, a well-known anthropologist, are celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary at their summer cottage. Their son, Tom, joins them, bringing with him his new girlfriend, Annie, who is apparently thrilled to discover that her boyfriend's stepmother is one of her academic heroines. As the weekend unfolds, it becomes increasingly unclear whether Annie's presence at the house is a matter of fate, coincidence or deliberate manipulation—and the peculiar tension between the women leads to other deeper, long-avoided questions about Ed and Sheila's marriage and the intertwined acts of love and deceit that brought and have kept them together.
Author: Dianne de Las Casas
Children love seeing ordinary objects such as paper and string transformed into extraordinary things. This book provides a collection of fun make-and-take tales that enable educators and librarians to take storytelling to a higher level.
Author: S.L. Huang
Publisher: Book Smugglers Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
“Happy birthday, child. Careful not to shoot any grundwirgen.” Ever since she was a small girl, she has learned to be careful on the hunt, to recognize the signs that separate regular animals from human-cursed grundwirgen. To harm a grundwirgen is a crime punishable by death by the King's decree - a fatal mistake that her Auntie Rosa and mother have carefully prepared her to avoid. On her fifteenth birthday, when her mother is arrested and made to stand trial for grundwirgen murder, everything she thought she knew about her family and her past comes crashing down. Auntie Rosa has always warned her about monsters. Now, she must find and confront them to save her mother, no matter the cost.
Author: Pat Swithers
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
In a world of hatred, cruelty, selfishness, and disregard for the dignity and rights of others, what better quality could we desire than love? Love is thought of in our society in many varied ways. There is sensual love, superficial love, conditional love, and love that seeks its own self-satisfaction. Then there is God’s type of love—love that is pure, holy, and devoted to the needs of others. That is what Ultimate Love is all about. There is no love greater than the love that the Lord planned for His people when He created a world of such beauty and grandeur.
Author: Bernice Haney and Janet C. Thomas
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Bernice kept secrets. Big secrets. That's what women did in those days. It started when she was a child. Her family was ostracized from their small town community but no one ever talked about why. As a teenager a sneak-date introduced her to a man twelve years older than her. Eventually, they told people they were married. They had two kids before Bernice was twenty years old. She did her best to conform to the traditional role of mother and housewife. She became a member of the church and community. But in contrast to some 1950s housewives, she was forced to be self-reliant. For more than a decade she worked as a nurse at the Colorado State Hospital for the insane, dealing with the unimaginable, an abusive husband, and near-death. She tried again and again to escape and save her children. But there was something around every corner, and it was never what she expected. As her story unfolds, shocking twists and turns pull Bernice through the '60s and '70s, divorce, custody battles, kidnapping, teenagers, drugs, alcohol, and more. "Bernice: A Fiery Story of Love and Family is a gripping account of survival and strength. But even deeper than its testament to endurance is its testament to love. Bernice's loyalty and love of her family shines through each page. She is a woman of honesty and strong character, but more importantly, one of great humor and a pure heart. Beautifully told by her daughter, Janet Thomas, Bernice is an inspiration to us all." - Carlene Cross, author of Fleeing Fundamentalism and The Undying West This is the riveting story of a shy, naive girl whose decisions, experiences, and trials transform her into a woman of strength, courage, and determination. It is a revelation of how readily-acceptable certain behaviors were at that time, and how differently we perceive them now.- Helen (Thomas) Shaw, Bernice's oldest daughter"
All You Need to Know Before You Say I Do
How do we know when we're ready for marriage? What's the secret to having a great engagement? How can we get married without drowning in debt? Where better to turn for answers than those who have gone before -- experts in the area of marriage, relationships, and finance who know from experience what it takes to make the days leading up to the wedding (and the years that follow) a success! How to Know When You're Ready for Marriage--Les & Leslie Parrot - Secrets to Having a Great Engagement--David & Claudia Arp - Getting Married Without Drowning in Debt--Ron Blue - What to Do With Wedding Jitters--Robert & Rosemary Barnes - Making Your Wedding More Than a Ceremony--David & Jan Stoop - How to Have a Great Wedding Night--Cliff & Joyce Penner - Getting Married When Your Parents Don’t Approve--John Trent - How to Handle the Wedding Bell Blues--H. Norman Wright - For Those Getting Married Again--Thom Whiteman - After the Honeymoon--Les & Leslie Parrott