The Misadventures of Catie Bloom

Bloom Sisters 1

Author: Brooke Stanton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996851404

Category:

Page: 206

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From award winning author Brooke Stanton...Catie Bloom has it all.A gorgeous husband, cooking skills to rival Julia Child, a wildly successful column for Simply Chic magazine, and The New York Times just labeled her the younger, hipper Martha Stewart for the next generation.Except, it's all a lie.No husband. She can't cook. She can't even organize her underwear drawer.It all comes to a head when Catie's boss invites a TV crew into her home to film a homecoming special featuring the latest media darling--panty-dropping Max Euston, a travel journalist whose latest assignment left him wounded, recovering from amnesia, and a national hero. Now Catie needs to learn to cook, fake being a Domestic Goddess, and find a husband in less than a week. And it all needs to seamlessly come together while being filmed on national TV.Can Catie pull it off without losing her job, friends, and her heart?
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Elly in Bloom

A Novel

Author: Colleen Oakes

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 194071608X

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 4989

Surrounded by lush flowers and neurotic brides, Elly Jordan has carved out a sweet life for herself as the owner of Posies, a boutique florist in St. Louis. Not bad for a woman who drove away from her life two years earlier when she found her husband entwined with a redheaded artist. Sure, Elly has an embarrassingly beautiful best friend, a badly behaved sheepdog, and a sarcastic assistant she simply calls "Snarky Teenager," but overall her days are pleasantly uneventful. As a bonus, her new next-door neighbor just happens to be an unnervingly handsome musician who has an eye for curvy Elly. Just when she feels that she is finally moving on from her past, she discovers that an extravagant wedding contract, one that could change her financial future, is more than she bargained for. With the help of her friends, staff, and more than a few tasty sandwiches, Elly bravely agrees to take on the event that threatens to merge her painful history with her bright new life, and finds herself blooming in a direction she never imagined.
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Confessions of a Shopaholic

A Novel

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780440334453

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 683

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic to the Stars. Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something . . . just a little something. Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever. Praise for Sophie Kinsella and Confessions of a Shopaholic “A hilarious tale . . . hijinks worthy of classic I Love Lucy episodes . . . too good to pass up.”—USA Today “Kinsella’s Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won’t have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist.”—People “If a crème brûlée could be transmogrified into a book, it would be Confessions of a Shopaholic.”—The Star-Ledger “A have-your-cake-and-eat-it romp, done with brio and not a syllable of moralizing. . . . Kinsella has a light touch and puckish humor.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Reinventing Mona

Author: Jennifer Coburn

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758206275

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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With her gift for mixing sparkling humor with moments of true-to-life poignancy, the acclaimed author of "The Wife of Reilly" delivers a character-rich novel about following one's impulses, embracing change, and finally taking a chance on love.
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Curve My Song

Author: Sarah Gai

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537568263

Category:

Page: 144

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Fall in love with this larger than life trio. Follow the Curvies as they stumble through life, romance, drama and some plus sized laughs. Sassy full figured Bree carson loves her life, her singing and her two curvy best friends, the chubby Skyla and the always feisty Elise. But still she feels something is missing. Taylor Cole returns to his home town after leaving a decade ago. When Bree and Taylor are thrust together, old sparks from the past reignite. But can Taylor break through the walls securely built around Bree's heart? Will Bree let him?
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The Hunger Pains

A Parody

Author: The Harvard Lampoon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145166821X

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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The hilarious instant New York Times bestseller, The Hunger Pains is a loving parody of the dystopian YA novel and film, The Hunger Games. Winning means wealth, fame, and a life of therapy losing means death, but also fame! This is The Hunger Pains. When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games—the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover—she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield.
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The Once and Future King

Author: T. H. White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101657545

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations. Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons. During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur’s half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king’s dreams for Britain—and to the king himself. “[The Once and Future King] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow—while telling one of the great tales of the Western world.”—Guy Gavriel Kay
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Fashion Frightmare!

Author: Sienna Mercer

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780312792

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9234

Perfect for fans of Goth Girl, this addictive supernatural series is ideal for girls of 9+ to sink their fangs into... The Café Creative fashion show is just around the corner, and everyone who’s anyone is ready to strike a pose. Everyone except Ivy, that is. Modelling is her worst nightmare! Twin sister Olivia is there to lend a hand. But soon strutting down the catwalk is the least of their worries, when a priceless accessory goes missing. Is there a couture crook in Franklin Grove?! These kinds of situations only happen in My Sister the Vampire. A vampire book for girls who want to read about young love and innocent paranormal romance. Ideal for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Meg Cabot, and Zoe (Zoella) Sugg. Have you collected all of ‘My Sister the Vampire’? Switched Fangtastic! Revamped! Vampalicious! Take Two Love Bites Lucky Break Star Style Twin Spins! Date with Destiny Flying Solo Stake Out! Double Disaster! Flipping Out! Secrets and Spies Fashion Frightmare Spooktacular! Fangs for the Memories Look out for Sienna Mercer’s other great series, ‘My Brother the Werewolf’. Sienna Mercer grew up in Toronto, Canada. She was an only child, and always wanted a brother or sister – especially a twin. A twin would have been awesome! Sadly, she never got that sister so, when she was grown up, she did the next best thing - she wrote stories for girls about a girl who reminded her of herself, and gave her the most fun, fabulous twin she could imagine . . . a vampire twin.
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Fifteen Minutes

A Novel

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145168746X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1347

Zack Dylan will do whatever it takes to achieve a successful singing career, but as his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise his beliefs, and just as he's on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster.
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Skinny Dipping

Author: Alicia M. Kaye

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494304287

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Sophie drowned as a child. She died for three minutes. Her childhood trauma is real. Yet Sophie Smart, hot-shot advertising executive, isn't a child any more. Now Sophie's most important client, handsome Matthew Silver, is insisting she learn how to swim. She can't blame him really - he's the owner of a chain of swimming centres, and Sophie's in charge of his new advertising campaign. The last thing Sophie wants to do is get in the water, in a clingy swimsuit, with a client she's trying to impress. She's not going to win him over flapping around like an idiot, is she? But with a broken heart from her last relationship, maybe getting into the pool is just what Sophie needs? Maybe Sophie can trust Matthew with her fears. Maybe she can let go. Maybe it's time for Sophie to forget about her past and take the plunge?
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A Violin for Elva

Author: Mary Lyn Ray

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0152254838

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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As a child, Elva asks for a violin so that she can make beautiful music but many years pass before her dream can come true.
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The Shade of the Moon

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547813392

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever. It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?
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An Unlikely Match

Author: Barbara Dunlop

Publisher: Tule Publishing

ISBN: 1944925457

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book #1 in The Match Series - from USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara Dunlop, a comedic, contemporary romance series featuring the high-tech antics of matchmaking senior citizens unleashed on their unsuspecting heirs. Morgan Holbrook has a PhD in jet propulsion, a plum research position at CalTech and a sexy, new neighbor who is way out of his league. He’s got all the confidence in the world where it comes to applied physics, but he’s never been the guy who gets the girl. Cheerleader Amelia Camden has sworn off boyfriends, focusing instead on her budding acting career. But when her nerdy, next door neighbor passes up his high school reunion, party enthusiast Amelia is determined to change his mind. Wanting his former classmates to appreciate Morgan the way she does, as a brilliant, compassionate, engaging man, she goads him into a haircut, a great suit and a pair of contact lenses. Morgan plays along with the sexy Amelia. Who wouldn’t? But when her flattery turns to flirtation, he knows it’s all part of the act.
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When All the Girls Have Gone

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698193679

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“A master of the genre.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer Jayne Ann Krentz, the New York Times bestselling author of Secret Sisters, delivers a thrilling novel of the deceptions we hide behind, the passions we surrender to, and the lengths we’ll go to for the truth... When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Beautiful, brilliant—and reckless—Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames—literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job. After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling... When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her—and anyone else who gets in their way...
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Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters

Author: Shannon Hale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619634864

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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The New York Times bestselling companion to Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy After a year at the king's palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher! Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses. As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen's interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home. Fans of Shannon Hale won't want to miss this gorgeously woven return to this best-selling, Newbery Honor-winning series.
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Nobody

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1606843222

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 943

There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away. That's why they make the perfect assassins. The Institute finds these people when they're young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated. Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute's monitoring. But now they've ID'ed her and have sent Nix to remove her. Yet the moment Nix lays eyes on her, he can't make the hit. It's as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they arebecause no one else can really see them.
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Cocktails for Three

Author: Madeleine Wickham

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429909938

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover -- a married man Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can't cope with -- motherhood Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes -- until a ghost from her past turns up At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London's swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what's new at The Londoner, the glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else that's going on in their lives. Or almost everything. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, each one will find their biggest secret revealed. In Cocktails for Three, Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal.
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The Wedding Girl

A Novel

Author: Madeleine Wickham

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142998385X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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At the age of eighteen, in that first golden Oxford summer, Milly was up for anything. Rupert and his American lover, Allan, were an important part of her new, exciting life, so when Rupert suggested to her that she and Allan should get married to keep Allan in the country, Milly didn't hesitate. Ten years later, Milly is a very different person and engaged to Simon—who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect. Milly's secret history is locked away so securely she has almost persuaded herself that it doesn't exist—until, only four days before her elaborate wedding. To have and to hold takes on a whole new meaning when one bride's past catches up with her and bring the present crashing down. With her trademark style of keen insight, and razor sharp wit, Madeleine Wickham introduces her fanatical fan-base, plus a host of new readers to a fresh and irresistible heroine in The Wedding Girl.
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#Starstruck

Author: Sariah Wilson

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781503949362

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7364

"You've done better." With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller's life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn't just respond to Zoe's tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person. Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe's saucy challenge has totally caught his interest--and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He's been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her... When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase's secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?
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Atone

A Recovered Innocence Novel

Author: Beth Yarnall

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 1101883111

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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USA Today bestselling author Beth Yarnall introduces two broken souls who discover that keeping their hands off each other is even harder than facing their demons. RITA FINALIST—ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Beau: Six years. That’s how long I spent behind bars for a crime I didn’t commit—the murder of the woman I loved. Now I’m free, but life on the outside is a different kind of prison. I don’t know who I am or who I want to be. At least I have my sister, Cora. She never stopped believing in me. She even got me a job at the private investigation agency that cleared my name. And then Vera Swain walks into Nash Security and Investigations and kicks my world on its ass. Vera: There’s only one thing that would make me come out of hiding after two years on the run: finding my sister. I made the mistake of telling a monster about her, the same monster who beat me and broke me. Now I’m forced to confide in Beau Hollis of Nash Security and Investigations. He looks at me like he knows me—the real me. He sees too much, makes me feel too much. The pleasure he offers is exciting and addictive. But I can’t fall for him . . . because my love could get us both killed. Praise for Atone “Atone tells a great story in such a unique way. I couldn’t get enough!”—Shana Gray, author of After the Hurt “I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good romantic suspense read.”—Book Binge “[Atone] sends a message of redemption and hope that resonated with me.”—The Romance Factor “Drama, tension, angst, intrigue, secrets—so many secrets, and they are oh-so-slowly revealed to keep the suspense and reader wound tight.”—Books and Bindings “Definitely a suspenseful read. Plenty of twist and turns!”—After Dark Book Lovers “A hot four-star read that really pulls at your heart as the story unfolds.”—Itsy Bitsy Book Bits “The suspense in this story happened at just the right moment. . . . I enjoyed the drama and the emotion.”—Mignon Mykel Reviews “Thanks again for another awesome story which made me fall in love with your writing even more.”—Jeri’s Book Attic Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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