A Life Without You: an addictive and emotional read about love and family secrets

Author: Katie Marsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473613647

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'A heart-clangingly powerful stunner of a novel' - Heat. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult. Can you ever outrun the past? It's Zoe's wedding day. She's about to marry Jamie, the love of her life. Then a phone call comes out of the blue, with the news that her mum Gina has been arrested. Zoe must make an impossible decision: should she leave her own wedding to help? Zoe hasn't seen Gina for years, blaming her for the secret that she's been running from ever since she was sixteen. Now, Gina is back in her life, but she's very different to the mum Zoe remembers. Slowly but surely, Gina is losing her memory. As she struggles to cope with Gina's illness, can Zoe face up to the terrible events of years ago and find her way back to the people she loves? A Life Without You is a stirring and poignant novel about the power of the past - and the possibilities of the future. **What readers are saying about A Life Without You:** 'A story that will evoke every emotion that lurks within your heart and pull each string firmly. Devastating is the perfect word, yet it is also beautiful and passionate and exquisitely written.' 'Superbly written. Tender & poignant. Five star read.' 'I loved A Life Without You! Snotty tears, but a smile on my face and also in my heart. Just perfect.' 'Katie Marsh has touched my heart. She is a hidden gem within the world of fiction and I cannot recommend her books enough. I will be shouting about this book to everyone who will listen. A Life Without You is not to missed.' 'It made me sob, and it made me smile. Gorgeous, just gorgeous, beautiful and evocative novel about love, hope and forgiveness.' 'Makes you feel warm inside, but also absolutely breaks your heart... totally beautiful and uplifting.' 'A stunning and compassionate story of family, forgiveness and unconditional love... will remain forever in my heart'
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I'll Be Back Right After This

My Memoir

Author: Pat O'Brien

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250021235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A New York Times Best seller! Pat O'Brien was a skinny South Dakota kid with long hair, a rock and roll band, divorced parents and an alcoholic father. In all the familiar ways, he was on the road to nowhere until a professor, who envisioned his future as the household name he would soon become, dramatically changed his life. From that day forward Pat's life took turns that were both spectacular and destructive: from the Huntley-Brinkley Report and afternoons at Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali to conversations with six Presidents. He did acid with Timothy Leary, drank with Mickey Mantle, and over the course of a remarkable career up close and personal with the Beatles, The Stones, The Kennedy's, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and virtually every star in Hollywood. In I'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS, Pat reveals the highs and lows of the life of a radio and TV broadcaster, spent sharing the mic with the world's rich and famous while battling an infamous public scandal and demons that nearly killed him. With laughter, tears and miracles he reveals how he learned to accept his mistakes, find redemption and become the father he never had, proving there really are second and even third acts in life.
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Beholden (Book Two in the Belonging Duet)

Author: Corinne Michaels

Publisher: BAAE Publishing

ISBN: 1942834039

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

View: 5760

I tried resisting him. I fought to ensure history wouldn’t repeat itself. In the end, Jackson and I knew he would win. He broke down my walls, obliterated every excuse, and made me love him against all odds. Then he shattered my heart into thousands of pieces. I can’t let him back in. It was hard enough surrendering my heart the first time. If he hurts me again, I’ll never survive. No matter what he thinks, we’re beholden to our past.
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Nebelmord

Island-Thriller

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030448

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Sie ist Ingenieurin. Sie ist Schriftstellerin. Sie ist Isländerin. Yrsa Sigurdardóttir ist Islands Nummer1-Bestsellerautorin. Plötzlich fiel ihm wieder ein, wie der Traum endete. Sie waren ursprünglich vier Reisende gewesen. Aber nur zwei kehrten an Land zurück. Nur dumm, dass er sich nicht erinnern konnte, ob er selbst einer von ihnen gewesen war. Die Leuchtturminsel war ein winziger Punkt in den eiskalten und aufgewühlten Wellen des Atlantiks. Hier, auf dieser winzigen Schäre vor Islands Südküste, würden sie eineni Tag und eine Nacht verbringen. Doch in dieser ersten Nacht tobt ein Unwetter, und am nächsten Morgen ist einer von ihnen verschwunden. Zur gleichen Zeit verschwindet in Reykjaviík eine Familie... Der neue Island-Thriller von Yrsa Sigurdardóttir hat alles, was eine nervenzerreißende Lektüre braucht: typisches Island-Flair, spektakuläre Kulisse und eine aufwühlende Geschichte.
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Superhero

Author: Keith Brooks

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602667004

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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Consolation (Book One in the Consolation Duet)

Author: Corinne Michaels

Publisher: BAAE Publishing

ISBN: 1942834047

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 6580

Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after. He wasn’t even on my radar. He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden. But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam. One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.
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The Monster Named Fear

Author: Kamilah Dozier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477291482

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 68

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Ever feel afraid? Feel like you don't belong? Think you don't have what it takes? Those thoughts and feelings are not your own. They are not coming from inside of you, but from a monster who wants to keep you from living the life you were born to live! The monster named Fear is tricky! He pretends to be your friend but actually, he's up to no good. In this lighthearted and whimsical tale, you'll meet that monster face to face, hear him whisper in your ear, and watch his true motives be revealed as he infiltrates the life of the little girl or boy inside so many of us. Discover what that monster named Fear's really up to and, with the help of a true friend, how to get rid of him for GOOD!!!
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My Dearest Rose

Author: Jessie McClain

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145675629X

Category: Drama

Page: 400

View: 949

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Hope in My Heart

A Collection of Heartwarming Stories

Author: Alexis A. Goring

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490880771

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 3433

Hope in My Heart is a collection of short, heartwarming stories with characters in need of hope. In Love Unexpected,a car crash brings commitment-wary Sebastian and career woman Chandra together. Neither is looking for romance, but those around them see the potential, and Sebastian and Chandra discover that sometimes love shows up unexpectedly. Christmastime is the setting for the middle story, The Best Gift. Christina desires to lose ten pounds so she can fit into her dress for her sister's wedding. Jordan wishes her mom would stop trying to marry her off. And Joshua hopes to be reunited with his ex-girlfriend but eventually learns that the best gift this Christmas will be the restoration of his relationship with God. In Peace and Love, three characters living in a metropolitan area are desperately searching. Elle, a starving artist, aspires to become a paid professional. Eric, a divorce attorney, wants to resolve his issues concerning his parents' divorce. Kristine anticipates finding her birth mom before she marries Derek. All characters pray their searches will conclude this holiday season and fill their hearts with peace and love.
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Harvesting the Heart

A Novel

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042441

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Small Great Things and My Sister's Keeper, a novel exploring the story of a young woman overcome by the demands of having a family. Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her at five years old. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence and shameful memories of her past force her to doubt whether she could ever be capable of bringing joy and meaning into the life of her child, gifts her own mother never gave. Harvesting the Heart is written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, and recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Kristin Hannah. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters, and explores motherhood with a power and depth only she is capable of. “A brilliant, moving examination of motherhood, brimming with detail and emotion.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in her lush second novel. This story belongs to… the lucky reader.” —The New York Times Book Review
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A Guide Through Breaking Up Without Heartbreak

Using the Laws of Nature to Learn How to Let Go with Love

Author: Christopher Walker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595525806

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 92

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Christopher Walker has employed Eastern arts tools for years, embracing the impermanence of life and helping people learn to naturally heal themselves from the stress and emotional turmoil experienced at the end of an intimate, personal relationship. Founder of Innerwealth Consulting, Walker has coached thousands of individuals to evolve and grow, using the universal laws of nature. The ancient laws of nature tap the deepest core of an individual's humanity dealing with emotional attachments, heartbreak and complex human dynamics. The laws recognize three levels of human mind: the lower mind, which is guided by material attachments; the middle mind, which is guided by emotions; and the higher mind, which is guided by the experience of the journey and cares nothing of the outcome. The ancient laws provide guidance regarding how to work with all three levels of mind to achieve harmony. Breaking Up: Using the Laws of Nature to Learn How to Let Go applies ancient wisdom to modern times to help one manage the end of a relationship: to let go through the challenge of emotional and physical separation, to move forward in life with love and passion and to maintain respect for everyone involved.
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The Vine of Desire

A Novel

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400075812

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The beloved characters of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s bestselling novel Sister of My Heart are reunited in this powerful narrative that challenges the emotional bond between two lifelong friends, as the husband of one becomes dangerously attracted to the other. Anju and Sudha formed an astounding, almost psychic connection during their childhood in India. When Anju invites Sudha, a single mother in Calcutta, to come live with her and her husband, Sunil, in California, Sudha foolishly accepts, knowing full well that Sunil has long desired her. As Sunil’s attraction rises to the surface, the trio must struggle to make sense of the freedoms of America–and of the ties that bind them to India and to one another. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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ReCreate Your World

Find Your Voice, Shape the Culture, Change the World

Author: Ron Luce

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830746392

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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From MySpace to YouTube, HBO to MTV, 50 Cent to Fergie... the media and celebrities are tirelessly and wirelessly trying to shape who are and who you will become. But God created you to create, to shape the culture around you instead of being shaped by it. He has given you a dream and the ability to make that dream a reality.Either you dream or you are controlled by others’ dreams, the choice is yours. Are you ready to ReCreate your world?
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429903848

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.
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Children's Literature Review

Excerpts from Reviews, Criticism, and Commentary on Books for Children and Young People

Author: Tom Burns

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787680541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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Covers writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Entries consist of listings of major works, awards, and critical excerpts from significant reviews and commentaries on the author's or artist's works.
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Die Zutaten des Glücks

Roman

Author: Sarah Vaughan

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 373250672X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 398

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Jenny, Claire, Vicky und Karen führen völlig unterschiedliche Leben. Eines ist ihnen gemeinsam: Sie alle haben sich für einen begehrten Londoner Backwettbewerb qualifiziert. Doch die Herstellung der süßen Köstlichkeiten ist nicht die einzige zu meisternde Herausforderung, wie sich mit wachsender Vertrautheit unter den Frauen schon bald zeigt: Lebenslügen werden entlarvt, Geheimnisse gelangen ans Tageslicht, und schließlich wird jede mit neuem Blick in die Zukunft schauen- ... Ein Roman wie eine Schokoladentorte Grundzutaten: Vier Frauen, unterschiedlich Vier Lebensgeschichten, vielfältig Ein Geheimnis, zartherb Ein Backwettbewerb, verheißungsvoll In Häppchen oder am Stück zu genießen
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The Loved Dog

The Gentle Way to Teach Your Dog Good Manners

Author: Tamar Geller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118867

Category: Science

Page: 208

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The Loved Dog is Tamar Geller's revolutionary guide to effective dog-training using the gentlest of methods. Tamar, whose clients include Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck and Goldie Hawn, teaches a groundbreaking socialisation technique for training dogs. By strengthening the bond between dog and owner, dogs begin to enjoy listening to commands with no need for aggressive training aids such as verbal or physical reprimands. Using this technique, The Loved Dog shows you how to child-proof your dog and teach him good behaviour. Tamar's amazing methods have swept across America, changing the way owners train and relate to their canine friends. Tamar believes that loving your dog is the key to its training. In The Loved Dog she shows you how to build this relationship.
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How to Survive Life (and Death)

A Guide for Happiness in This World and Beyond

Author: Robert Kopecky

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609259505

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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When you nearly die three times, you learn a thing or two about how to live... An Emmy-nominated art director for television, Robert Kopecky never dreamed he'd end up writing a book about how to survive life and death. But what else could he do? Over the years, Kopecky had not one but three near-death experiences. He discovered exactly what lives on the other side of our fears about dying–and living. And he had some stories he knew we'd want to hear. Even some very funny ones. Read this book and you'll find yourself uncoiling, relaxing your shoulders, taking deeper breaths. You may even feel like you're floating as you begin to shed the weight of a lifetime of social and existential anxiety. You'll discover what Kopecky believes are the three keys to living more life: Radical Kindness Radical Forgiveness Radical Surrender. And you'll find the calm determination to live your life accordingly.. “When you travel simply and lightly, with humility and curiosity and open-heartedness, you're bound to discover the most beautiful things—about yourself, everyone else, and Life. You learn the rewards of simply showing up and being the best person you know how to be—without expecting anything in return, except maybe the chance to learn something new, and to share Love. Why not make your ‘travel’ plans through Life like that?” —from the book
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