Publisher :Ballantine Books Release Date :2006-04-25 ISBN :0345493389 Pages :320 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (345 users)
Download or read book Once Upon Stilettos written by Shanna Swendson and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2006-04-25 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Click your heels three times and say, “There’s no place like Bloomies!” Katie Chandler’s life is pure magic–literally. As an executive assistant at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., she’s seen more than her share of fantastical occurrences. A mere Manhattan mortal, Katie is no wizard, but she’s a wiz at exposing “hokum” pocus, cloaked lies, and deceptive enchantments. And she’s fallen under the all-too-human spell of attraction to Owen, a hunky wizard and coworker. Owen, however, is preoccupied. Someone has broken into his office and disrupted top-secret files, and it reeks of an inside job. CEO Merlin (yes, the Merlin) and taps Katie and her special ability to uncover the magical mole. Keeping her feelings in check while sleuthing alongside Owen, Katie is shocked to discover that her immunity to magic is waning, putting her in grave danger. Soon she’s surrendering to the charms and enchantments of everyone and everything around her, including a killer pair of red stilettos. Katie must now conjure up her natural instincts to get to the bottom of the break-in, regain her power, and win the wizard of her dreams.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2022-11-10 ISBN :1801107548 Pages :226 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (81 users)
Download or read book Once Upon a Hillside written by Angela McAllister and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-11-10 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Angela McAllister's seven original stories follow the changing landscape of lives on one hillside from the Stone Age to the present day. Six thousand years ago, people first came to the hillside and a story began. A Neolithic girl, Roman twins, a herbalist's daughter, an orphaned bird-scarer, an archaeologist's niece, three children without a home. Each faced their troubles on that ancient downland. All found healing in the place that Granny Down calls home. Wilderness, weather, history, archaeology and folklore infuse each tale. With gorgeous illustrations of the wildlife and surrounding landscape at different points in history, this glorious full-colour, gift book is a celebration of the enduring power of nature and lives well lived.
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2008-07 ISBN :0595461069 Pages :305 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (595 users)
Download or read book Once Upon a Time There Was a Little Girl written by Marcella Hannon Shields and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2008-07 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once Upon a Time There Was a Little Girl shares the moving stories of seven women who as young girls experienced the early loss of their mothers through death or physical or emotional abandonment. The women explore their personal traumas through their responses to seven fairy tales in which there was no nurturing maternal presence. Dr. Marcella Shields is a psychologist with over thirty years of experience who reveals the inspiring journeys of these women who eventually triumph over suffering and learn to rely on the bond they have formed with each other to help reclaim their passion for life. By exploring seven timeless fairy tales in which the heroine finds her way through the grief of abandonment, the women offer a deeper understanding of the significance of the mother-daughter bond and the devastating consequences for the daughter if this bond is ruptured early. The poignant life stories and dreams courageously offered by these women show how fairy tales allowed them to understand and refashion themselves, and provide a source of encouragement and hope for other women who have experienced early maternal loss. Fathers raising daughters without a consistent maternal presence will also find the reflections valuable.
Publisher :AuthorHouse Release Date :2010-10-26 ISBN :1452068658 Pages :514 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (452 users)
Download or read book The Republic of Biafra: Once Upon a Time in Nigeria written by Dr. Onyema G. Nkwocha and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-10-26 with total page 514 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Not quite four months after the Western Region's election of October 10, 1965, did the localized mayhem in that Region find its way furiously into the center of the nation on January 15, 1966! It was like a whirl-wind of nothing but anarchy and lawlessness. The serious aftermath of the marred and rigged election was that it acted as the last straw that broke the Carmel's back, providing immediate reason for the army to overthrow the government of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. Anarchy ensued; a counter coup led to the death of Major-General Ironsi. Callous barbarous massacre of thousands of easterners in the North followed. With their lives in jeopardy, easterners fled for safety to eastern region; refugee crisis followed. To guarantee their safety, easterners seceded from Nigeria and on May 30th 1967, formed an independent and sovereign nation of the Republic of Biafra. Determined to bring Easterners back, on July 6, 1967 Nigeria invaded Biafra; waged a gruesome thirty-month-civil war against Biafra. Nigeria blockaded Biafra on land, sea and air, to prevent food from entering Biafra. A malnutrition disease, Kwashiorkor that caused the deaths of thousands of Biafrans, followed. Nigeria bombed Biafran civilians, killing thousands. On January 12, 1970 the war ended leaving more than three million people dead in a war that was totally avoidable!
Publisher :Xlibris Corporation Release Date :2005-03 ISBN :1413480543 Pages :129 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (413 users)
Download or read book Once Upon This Path written by Randall Miller and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2005-03 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: My poetry writing has been inspired by the beauty of the outdoors, the trials of life, and of course "love". I was probably fourteen when I fell head over heels for Kim. I haven't seen her in years and she's long since married, but there's still a place in my heart for her, and always will be. My mom, dad, brother, friends and relatives have all encouraged me to keep writing and put together a book. I thank you all. The first poem in my book is a favorite of mine that was written by my grandfather to my grandmother. He wrote beautiful poetry for years but didn't save his writings until he was in his seventies.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing USA Release Date :2021-05-06 ISBN :1501355481 Pages :144 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (51 users)
Download or read book Donna Summer's Once Upon a Time written by Alex Jeffery and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-05-06 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contradicting assumptions that disco albums are shallow and packed with filler, Donna Summer's double album Once Upon A Time stands out as a piece that delivers on its promise of an immaculately crafted journey from start to finish. A new interpretation of the Cinderella story, it is set in the then contemporary world of New York disco and takes the listener on a journey from urban isolation and deep despair to joy and vindication, all filtered through the mind of its naïve and fantasy-prone protagonist. As well as charting the production of the album within the legendary Munich Machine in Germany, this book digs deep into the album's rich themes and subtexts. Approaching the book from inventive angles, the four essays within the book act as a prism connecting the reader to the classical aspirations of Eurodisco, the history of the black fairy tale and a queer knowledge that reads Summer's Cinderella tale in some surprising ways.
Publisher :AuthorHouse Release Date :2010-04 ISBN :1452009430 Pages :302 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (452 users)
Download or read book Once Upon a Nightmare written by William F. Lee and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-04 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hunter Kerrigan, a superbly skilled and highly decorated Force Recon Marine Officer, and son of a former CIA Station Chief is aggressively recruited from the Corps to pursue a career in The Agency. After training at The Farm in Virginia, his first assignment is to find and terminate a former CIA agent and defector turned international assassin, code name Pisces. While tracking Pisces, Hunter faces ambushes by covert agents from three foreign governments. These attacks are peculiarly set up by his own agent runner, sensuous Samantha McGee and her two high echelon CIA bosses. While enmeshed in the hunt for Pisces, three of Kerrigan's former lady friends are hideously murdered with no apparent connection other than he had dated them in the past. The police in three US cities believe it's a serial killer, however, Hunter is convinced it's a means of revenge, and is Pisces' at his most evil. Hunter continues his tenacious search and termination mission, and while doing so becomes involved with a steamy Israeli Mossad operative, Dvorah. Closing on his target, Hunter then discovers that Pisces is also the murderer of his father years before in London. Further, Dvorah is assassinated for assisting him. After tracking Pisces through San Francisco, London, Pisa and the Amalfi coast, he finds the recurrently vanishing Pisces on the Isle of Capri under another alias and living with the widow of a man he murdered early on. Here the mission comes to an end...or does it? And Pisces is terminated...or is he?
Publisher :Dorrance Publishing Release Date : ISBN :1434944972 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (434 users)
Download or read book Once Upon a Time in New York... How I Painted My Masterpiece written by and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Trafford Publishing Release Date :2005 ISBN :1412076536 Pages :318 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (412 users)
Download or read book Once Upon a Horse written by Sheila M. Watson and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When two horse crazy sweethearts graduate from high school, Russell has rodeo and marriage to Lindsey on his mind. Although she loves Russell, Lindsey isn't ready to settle down. She intends to pursue a career breeding and training hunter/jumpers; and for that she must go away. Jean Wakefield, Lindsey's mom, is a nurse in a seniors' home. When she gets the opportunity to travel to Britain with an elderly patient, Lindsey seizes the chance to go along. She wants to travel, and get her British Horse Society Certificate. At the Fulmer School of Equitation in Somerset, England, Lindsey learns more than the art of riding, as her relationship develops and deepens with Mark McTaggart, the school's flamboyant and wealthy Irish riding master. Lindsey's adventures take her from rural British Columbia to the highlands of Scotland; from foxhunting at Leamaneh, Mark's castle home in Ireland, to re-connecting with her estranged father in Northumberland; and from mucking stalls, to the world of show jumping and dressage. Forced to choose between her Irish love and her Canadian cowboy, Lindsey returns to Canada where a twist of fate and a tragic event reveal where her true destiny lies. Testimonials
Publisher : Release Date : ISBN :9781610604635 Pages :168 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (64 users)
Download or read book Once Upon a Quilt written by Margret Aldrich and published by . This book was released on with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A patchwork as rich with history as any well-worn quilt, this now-classic anthology collects the stories so many quilts tell--tales of making do and creating beauty out of scraps, stories of starting anew and passing down a legacy stitched with the lore of ages. Bringing together anecdotes, essays, and memoirs about quilts, quilting, and quilt history, the book has something for everyone who ever pieced a quilt together or admired a quilters handiwork. Ranging from the amusing to the poignant to the enlightening, the selections include historical meditations from quilting authority Merikay Waldvogel and best-selling author Sandra Dallas; hilarious pieces on quilting obsessions from humorists Ami Simms and Lisa Boyer; and a charming essay about passing on quilting knowledge from Quilters Newsletter columnist Helen Kelley. Illustrated with a glorious collection of quilting photographs and paintings, vintage advertising and pattern booklets, this book is the quintessential quilters companion.
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2007-08-22 ISBN :0595887333 Pages :224 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (595 users)
Download or read book Once Upon a Green Meadow written by Ernestine McMillan Hilton and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2007-08-22 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This poignant memoir shares one woman's memories growing up between the two world wars as a member of the McMillan family, a hardworking bunch who made their living on an eastern Washington farm. In a series of vignettes, Ernestine McMillan Hilton recalls the joys of small-town holiday celebrations, close-knit neighbors, and the events that shape the lives of the McMillans as they scratch a living from a scabland farm. With vivid detail, Hilton remembers how the sweet taste of strawberry Jell-O mingled with the wonders of Election Day in 1924 when her mother had the opportunity to vote for the first time, and she revisits how the end of the horse-and-buggy era gave rise to the Model T. She also relates the arrival of her baby brothers, the joys of going to school, and the hardships of the Great Depression. Once Upon a Green Meadow re-creates the charm and hardship of a rural American life that has vanished forever. But more importantly, Hilton's memoir reveals how one family's love sustained them throughout the hard times.
Publisher :Minotaur Books Release Date :2013-12-10 ISBN :125001168X Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (25 users)
Download or read book Once Upon a Lie written by Maggie Barbieri and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2013-12-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maeve Conlon's life is coming apart at the seams. Her bakery is barely making ends meet, and one of her daughters spends as much time grounded as the other does studying. Her ex-husband has a new wife, a new baby, and a look of pity for Maeve that's absolutely infuriating. Her father insists he's still independent, but he's slowly and obviously succumbing to Alzheimer's. And now, her cousin Sean Donovan has been found dead, sitting in his car in a public park in quiet Farringville, New York, shot through the head. There was never much love lost between Maeve and Sean and she's not exactly devastated by his death, but suddenly the police are poking around asking the family questions. It's just one more hassle Maeve doesn't have time for, until she realizes that her father, whose memory and judgment are unreliable at best, is a suspect in the murder. Maeve is determined to clear his name, but is she prepared to cope with the dark memories and long-hidden secrets that doing so might dredge up? Maggie Barbieri will mesmerize readers with Once Upon a Lie, a gripping novel about family, justice, and the choices we make that define who we are.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2016 ISBN :0198734751 Pages :208 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (198 users)
Download or read book Henry Green written by Nick Shepley and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry Green: Class, Style, and the Everyday offers a critical prism through which Green's fiction--from his earliest published short stories, as an Eton schoolboy, through to his last dialogic novels of the 1950s--can be seen as a coherent, subtle, and humorous critique of the tension between class, style, and realism in the first half of the twentieth century. The study extends on-going critical recognition that Green's work is central to the development of the novel from the twenties to the fifties, acting as a vital bridge between late modernist, inter-war, post-war, and postmodernist fiction. The overarching contention is that the shifting and destabilizing nature of Green's oeuvre sets up a predicament similar to that confronted by theorists of the everyday. Consequently, each chapter acknowledges the indeterminacy of the writing, whether it be: the non-singular functioning (or malfunctioning) of the name; the open-ended, purposefully ambiguous nature of its symbols; the shifting, cinematic nature of Green's prose style; the sensitive, but resolutely unsentimental depictions of the working-classes and the aristocracy in the inter-war period; the impact of war and its inconsistent irruptions into daily life; or the ways in which moments or events are rapidly subsumed back into the flux of the everyday, their impact left uncertain. Critics have, historically, offered up singular readings of Green's work, or focused on the poetic or recreative qualities of certain works, particularly those of the 1940s. Green's writing is, undoubtedly, poetic and extraordinary, but this book also pays attention to the cliched, meta-textual, and uneventful aspects of his fiction.
Publisher :Juggernaut Books Release Date :2016 ISBN :8193237269 Pages :244 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (193 users)
Download or read book Once Upon a Time in India written by Alfred Assollant and published by Juggernaut Books. This book was released on 2016 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is the time of the Great Uprising of 1857. India is in turmoil. Captain Corcoran, a French sailor, arrives with his pet tigress Louison. And so begins the adventure of his life, as he and his tigress join hands with a Maratha prince and his beautiful daughter, Sita, to fight the British
Publisher :Bethlehem Books Release Date :1998 ISBN :1883937345 Pages :89 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (883 users)
Download or read book More Once Upon a Time Saints written by Ethel Pochocki and published by Bethlehem Books. This book was released on 1998 with total page 89 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Relates briefly the lives and deeds of seventeen saints, including Hyacinth, Martha, Servulus, Simeon, and Zita
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2002 ISBN :0815412460 Pages :533 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (815 users)
Download or read book The Gertrude Stein Reader written by Gertrude Stein and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2002 with total page 533 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology collects 51 of Stein's most experimental poems, stories, portraits, and plays.