Forever One Summer

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1469114097
Pages : 110 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (469 users)

Download or read book Forever One Summer written by George M. Leon and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2007-11-20 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a love story based on events that occurred in my life more than fifty years ago. Some of the names have been changed, and some events may have been diminished or embellished while recalling things that happened when writing the story. The story is a based on recollections of actual experiences I had. It is a story filled with discovery, joy, and the innocence of teenage years back in the fiftys. It also shows how those years became the building blocks of a lifetime. The motivation for writing this came from an extraordinary thing that happened to me in the Spring of 2006 that stirred my memory and caused me to recall with clarity what I had so long ago buried in my subconscious mind. I met a person who became a good friend, but more importantly she reawakened everything I had discovered in that one magical summer back in 1954. Looking back as an adult fifty years later made me realize that there is symmetry in life, but many people never take the time to see it. This all started for me when we returned from our Winter Condo in Boca Raton, Florida in April of 2006. As per my usual morning routine, I continued to awaken early and go over to Starbucks to sit and have my morning cup of Decaf Americano. Id sit there and read the Daily News, or the New York Times, and chat with some fascinating people I had met whod become friends in the several years since I retired. One particular April morning I came in and they had a new person in charge of the morning shift working there. From the moment I saw her I could not stop looking at her. There was something instantly so familiar about her, but I wasnt able to see exactly what it was initially. When I made the connection with what it was it hit me like a ton of bricks. After we were introduced we began chatting briefly, but the more we made small talk, the less I actually heard what she was saying as memories of my past flooded back. All of a sudden I was fifteen years old again. I knew then I had to sit down and somehow get this written. I also knew I would at some point; have to share this amazing story with her if or when I got to know her better. It was interesting recalling my early childhood, and the events that brought me to that wonderful summer of discovery, and falling in love for what I believed then to be the first and last time in my life. That summer held some of the keys to the person I would become as I grew up, and dealt with life at all ages.

The Forever One

Publisher : Tawdra Kandle Romance
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ISBN : 1682307220
Pages : 268 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (682 users)

Download or read book The Forever One written by Tawdra Kandle and published by Tawdra Kandle Romance. This book was released on 2016-07-26 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welcome to Burton, a small town just west of Savannah where the men are sexy, the women are sassy and happily-ever-afters are a specialty of the house. Jenna I celebrated my twenty-first birthday by persuading Trent Wagner, the guy I’d been crushing on for months, to sleep with me. When he broke my heart and crushed my dreams by rejecting me afterward, I did the unthinkable. I tried to end my life. Over two years later, I’m finally finding my balance again. My job at the county historical society is steady and predictable, two elements I appreciate right now. I’m living on my own, and my world is peaceful, if lonely. That is, until Lincoln Turner comes to town. Link When my wife was killed in a car accident, she left me with two small children and a bleak future. Six years later, I’m a recovering alcoholic who's just gotten my kids back. I’m ready to tackle a new position as co-owner of a building restoration company. I’m not looking for any attachments. But I’m also not ready for the irresistible attraction I feel for Jenna when a huge project brings us together. The road to true love has more bumps than we could imagine. Making our way to a happy ending won't be easy. But when two bruised souls find their way to each other . . . forever is possible.

On Lavender Lane

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101559489
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

Download or read book On Lavender Lane written by JoAnn Ross and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-01-03 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Former Navy SEAL Lucas Chaffee is settling back into civilian life, refurbishing a farmhouse for an old friend who plans to turn it into a culinary school. Celebrity TV chef Madeline Durand has been publicly humiliated by a philandering husband. So Madeline jumps at the chance to return to Shelter Bay to recover and help her grandmother turn the family farm into a new business. Little does she know that the man who broke her heart years ago is already on the job-or that he's going to cook up a recipe of passion, patience, and perseverance to win her over.

Moonshell Beach

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101586915
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

Download or read book Moonshell Beach written by JoAnn Ross and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-07-03 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He no longer believed in anything. But she believed in him. J.T. Douchett has returned home to shut out the world and escape the memories that haunt him from his final mission as a Marine. When he reluctantly agrees to provide security for a town event, the last thing he expects is to experience unbidden feelings for Irish movie star Mary Joyce. Mary has surprised everyone—including herself—by accepting an invitation to a film festival in Shelter Bay. The Oregon coastal town immediately charms her, and an even larger surprise is encountering the stoic man who could be everything she's dreamed of. As J.T. struggles to keep Mary at arm’s length, she reminds herself that she’s never been attracted to the strong, silent type. And having known so much sorrow, he’s afraid to risk getting close to anyone. But in Shelter Bay, even the most strongly guarded heart is no match for love.

Wolves in Sheep Clothing

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 9781469130996
Pages : 158 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (13 users)

Download or read book Wolves in Sheep Clothing written by Mellissa Hill and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-12-12 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mellissa develops a strong relationship with Celeste and becomes inseparable with her after a very short time, considering her to be the best friend she ever had or would ever have. They shared everything together over the course of nine years, including weddings and babies and secrets. When Tabatha, Mellissa’s sister, tells her she is moving to the small town Mellissa lives in so they can be together, Mellissa is ecstatic and so excited to have her sister with her. Mellissa opens up her entire life to Tabatha, inviting her to events and introducing her to everybody she knew. After a couple of months of Tabatha’s constant mood swings, Mellissa becomes exhausted trying to keep up with her sister’s demands and is always so overwhelmed with the quilt that maybe her sister regrets the move completely. One day, after Mellissa’s suspicions that Celeste and Tabatha are a lot closer than she thinks and she believes she is being lied to, she comes across something that proves her suspicions and also rips out her heart. The truth is revealed and there’s no turning back from that moment, as the aftermath of the destruction between the entire circle of friends and the destruction of Tabatha’s and Mellissa’s family will become forever irreparable. Two years of the most unimaginable drama you have ever heard of and Mellissa is left behind to pick all the pieces of her broken life—from the destruction her sister caused within two months of moving to be with her.

Almost Doesn't Count

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101567430
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

Download or read book Almost Doesn't Count written by Electa Rome Parks and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-08-02 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She can almost front at how she doesn’t need a man. She can almost play at how far she’s come from the old hood. She can almost pretend that the past don’t mean a thing. But everybody knows… Almost Doesn’t Count Mercedes decided a long time ago that she’d never let a man walk all over her the way some sistahs do. Love was something from fairy tales and TV movies of the week. She needed men for one thing only—and it had nothing to do with her heart. Growing up with her mother had made sure of that. Now Mercedes has to travel home to South Georgia, where her mama, Miss Betty, is recovering from surgery. Back to the rickety old house that holds a lot of memories for her. If she could only learn to deal with the bad ones… Because a man has come into her life, a fine, bald-headed, church-going black man—the kind of man Mercedes never dared believe in. And she’s going to have to get herself together to deal with what Darius is doing to her life—and with what he’s hiding about his own…

Dramatherapy

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136788905
Pages : 120 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Dramatherapy written by Penny McFarlane and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing a new and proven way forward for practitioners who want to help children, but who do not have recourse to a qualified therapist, this book covers: tried and tested practical activities to use with children simple explanations of how and why dramatherapy works informative case studies that show activities being used in practice a useful list of further reading, centres for training and qualifications.

A Less Than Perfect Life

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1796085081
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (796 users)

Download or read book A Less Than Perfect Life written by Isabelle Olivia De Luca and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2020-01-27 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: My book is an autobiography, which describes my recollection of events and experiences I have encountered throughout my life, from the time I could recall them as a child up to the present time. Some experiences were good, and unfortunately some were bad. It tells about my immediate family, my relatives, all the friends that I have met throughout my life, in all the areas I have lived, as well as at all the places I have worked. Last, but not least, I talk about all the pets I have had from the time I was young, up until the current time. It explains all the bad luck, obstacle courses, trials and tribulations and hardships I endured, and how I was able to overcome them. I sincerely hope that you find my book interesting, as well as enjoyable!

Not Dead and Not For Sale

Publisher : Canongate Books
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ISBN : 0857861611
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

Download or read book Not Dead and Not For Sale written by Scott Weiland and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2011-07-07 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots – not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam – was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such megabands as Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe on MTV and in the mainstream charts. Lead singer Scott Weiland became an iconic frontman in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Robert Plant. Then, when STP imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work and, most recently, reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He still struggles with the bottle, but he has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty.

The Black Studies Reader

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135942579
Pages : 504 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

Download or read book The Black Studies Reader written by Jacqueline Bobo and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-05-15 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

In the City: Random Acts of Awareness

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN : 0393243338
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (393 users)

Download or read book In the City: Random Acts of Awareness written by Colette Brooks and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2003-06-17 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An award-winning kaleidoscope of a book that "shocks and stirs the urban heart," capturing city life on the edge of the twenty-first century. What kind of person is a city person? This is a question of increasing importance, Colette Brooks suggests, as the city begins to spread, inexorably, into the furthest reaches of the modern mind. One possibility: a city person is someone "who doesn't feel the need to finish a jigsaw puzzle, who relishes jagged edges and orphaned curves, stray bits of data, stories parsed from sentences half overheard on the streets." Someone who is willing, sometimes eager, to immerse herself in mystery. Winner of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award, In the City is an idiosyncratic, lyrical, edgy exploration of the urban experience. This daring, unpredictable work breathes new life into the nonfiction form. Chronicling the often haphazard lives of city dwellers and cities themselves, In the City is a window into the urban psyche. An unnamed narrator roams the streets of an unnamed city, practicing "random acts of awareness" as she gathers disjointed pieces of the puzzle. She is sometimes in a city that seems to be New York, and sometimes in cities halfway around the world. In her wanderings she collects bits of stories, some taken from the headlines, some from the streets, some from the distant past. She studies criminals, innocent bystanders, commuters; a renowned painter who fled to the country; a bomber who sends unsuspecting city dwellers lethal packages marked "personal"; a blind, deaf woman who loves to ride the subway; a young cabdriver who keeps an open dictionary at his side as he drives, struggling to learn a strange language; a perplexed explorer who finds himself, against all expectation, stranded at the very edge of the earth. All of these people, she discovers, are city people, whether they know it yet or not. Some will flourish, others will be lost, victims of chance and mischance: the woman who drinks by herself in a brownstone apartment; the ancient city dwellers who couldn't outrun fire or flood; the children whose faces end up on posters on a wall. Those who survive learn, sooner or later, that everyone keeps company with ghosts who walk alongside. In the City shows us that the city is a place where past and present are commingled, where questions rarely have answers, where danger, difficulty, and exhilaration are interwoven in ways we can hardly begin to explain. Welcome to the city, the place where all contrary indications hold true.

Red Roses for a Blue Lady

Publisher : Parthian Books
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ISBN : 1912109743
Pages : 170 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (912 users)

Download or read book Red Roses for a Blue Lady written by Christine Harrison and published by Parthian Books. This book was released on 2017-06-05 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elusive, enigmatic and poetic -Margaret Drabble about the story 'La Scala Inflammata' Full of mysterious and unnerving images -Deborah Moggach about the same In these stories, antique coats retain the personality and power of previous owners; women fantasise about murdering their ex-husbands over tea and cake; mental breakdown sparks a quest mission that incorporates glimpses of both Heaven and Hell. Animistic, lyrical, and poignant; these narratives reverberate as much with the unseen and unsaid as with their opposites. Including the award-winning 'La Scala Inflammata', this collection brings together published and unpublished stories: each a delicate tribute to the minutiae of life and love, and each a profound meditation on the true, often unsettling, desires people hide behind the veneer of social convention.

The Royal & The Runaway Bride

Publisher : Harlequin
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ISBN : 1426868693
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (426 users)

Download or read book The Royal & The Runaway Bride written by Kathryn Jensen and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: HE DIDN'T NEED MORE MONEY—OR MORE WOMEN… Phillip, Prince of Silverdorn, was bored by never-ending soirées and fortune-hunting debs. Until, at a ball honoring the new Altarian king, Phillip laid eyes on a most intriguing woman—in a designer gown and Doc Martens. Why heiress Alexandra Connelly let Phillip believe she was a horse trainer, she couldn't say. Perhaps, like the vacation in her brother's kingdom, it was to help her forget the wedding she'd bolted from. She wanted only an afternoon of fun with the dashing prince. But then she noticed his heart-melting brown eyes, satin-sheet skin, pricelesssculpture body. The man was downright irresistible.…

Paola's Journey

Publisher : Les éditions du 9e jour inc.
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ISBN : 0973519649
Pages : 81 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (973 users)

Download or read book Paola's Journey written by Robert Blake and published by Les éditions du 9e jour inc.. This book was released on 2021-04-19T00:00:00-04:00 with total page 81 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some trips become life-changing journeys, and some encounters remain etched in your heart forever. This is the tale of the encounter between Monsieur Jacquot, a wise old man who travels the world, and Paola, a little girl in search of a lost smile. The old man and child begin a conversation from which emerge stories, tales, legends, and poems... like stopovers on the road of the imaginary world. “This book makes you want to live your life to its fullest.” VOX “A philosophical tale as comforting as a ray of sunshine and as refreshing as an orange in January.” Metro “Very endearing, filled with beautiful images, ‘Paola’s Journey’ will charm both young readers and adults alike.” FM 98.5

Bright

Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
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ISBN : 1250822122
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (25 users)

Download or read book Bright written by Brigit Young and published by Roaring Brook Press. This book was released on 2022-07-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A story about a self-described ‘ditz’ who ends up on her school's Quiz Quest team in a bid to prove she’s smart. Marianne Blume knows she’s one of the stupid kids. After years of trying and trying and feeling like she's always failing, she has mastered the art of turning off her brain whenever questions or lectures arise. She gets by in school on a combination of luck, deflection, and charisma—that is, until she lands in the classroom of Mr. Garcia. To avoid flunking Mr. Garcia's class, Marianne joins her school's Quiz Quest team, hoping the move will ingratiate her to him, the team's coach. Can Marianne learn to be smart if she puts her mind to it? And what does it really mean to be 'bright,' anyway? Bright is a readable and empowering story about bucking labels, overcoming preconceptions, and learning to find—and uphold—your own self-worth.

The Jesus I Never Knew

Publisher : Zondervan
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ISBN : 0310295815
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (31 users)

Download or read book The Jesus I Never Knew written by Philip Yancey and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2008-09-09 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the Jesus we think we know so well? Join bestselling author Philip Yancey as he conducts an enlightening biblical and historical investigation into the real Jesus. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Philip Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers--a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. In The Jesus I Never Knew, Yancey: Cuts through existing views and preconceptions of Jesus, citing experts from church history, modern history, and popular culture Discusses how different people and cultures view Jesus Dissects popular quotes about Jesus Points us back to the Bible The Jesus I Never Knew will engage your heart, mind, emotions, and senses, preparing you for a new, life-changing encounter with the real Jesus described in the Gospels. Praise for The Jesus I Never Knew: "This is the best book about Jesus I have ever read, probably the best book about Jesus in the whole century. Yancey gently took away my blinders and blazed the trail through my own doubting fears, pious know-it-all, and critical balderdash until I saw the Savior anew and thought I heard him ask me, 'Now whom do you say that I am?' and I understood the question as I never had before." --Lewis B. Smedes, Senior Professor, Fuller Seminary "Philip Yancey takes the reader with him on his very personal journey to Jesus. In The Jesus I Never Knew, I became convinced that the Jesus I met--in some ways for the first time--has known me all along. This book is destined to become a favorite--to recommend to those still seeking Jesus and to pass along to those who've met him, but long to know him more." --Elisa Morgan, President Emerita, MOPS International

Love in a Sandstorm

Publisher : Zoe York
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Pages : 414 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

Download or read book Love in a Sandstorm written by Zoe York and published by Zoe York. This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A standalone military romance in the gripping Pine Harbour series of small town romances from ten-time USAT bestselling author Zoe York. Captain Sean Foster came back from war broken from the inside out. And he doesn't care about being fixed. Not even by a woman who followed him halfway around the world due to some misguided loyalty. Jenna Kowalczyk had two weeks with a man who stole her heart. They promised each other forever, but one brutal explosion proved that promise to be paper-thin. She should leave him in the past. That's what he wants her to do. But from the second the determined midwife shows up in Pine Harbour, she knows she's staying--no matter how much heartache is in store for her.