The One That Got Away

A Novel

Author: Bethany Chase

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0804179433

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner, this bright, funny debut from a fresh voice in fiction offers a delicious take on love, family, and what it means to build a home of one’s own. Sarina Mahler thinks she has her life all nailed down: a growing architecture practice in Austin, Texas, and an any-day-now proposal from her loving boyfriend, Noah. She’s well on her way to having the family she’s hoped for since her mother’s death ten years ago. But with Noah on a temporary assignment abroad and retired Olympic swimmer—and former flame—Eamon Roy back in town asking her to renovate his new fixer-upper, Sarina’s life takes an unexpected turn. Eamon proves to be Sarina’s dream client, someone who instinctively trusts every one of her choices—and Sarina is reminded of all the reasons she was first drawn to him back in the day. Suddenly her carefully planned future with Noah seems a little less than perfect. And when tragedy strikes, Sarina is left reeling. With her world completely upended, she is forced to question what she truly wants in life—and in love. Full of both humor and heartbreak, The One That Got Away is the story of one woman’s discovery that, sometimes, life is what happens when you leave the blueprints behind. Advance praise for The One That Got Away “A warm, witty, and wise novel, The One That Got Away announces the arrival of a great new voice in fiction.”—Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only “Love can be complicated, and in The One That Got Away, Bethany Chase captures every nuanced beat of a conflicted heart. An authentic and warm voice infuses this story of humor, heartbreak, and home. While Sarina finds her way, we as readers might also find a way back to our own unique lives.”—Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of And Then I Found You “This perfectly paced story is full of fresh, engaging characters, but Chase’s greatest accomplishment is Sarina Mahler. Sarina is so human, her inner world such a compelling mix of guarded and open-hearted, confident and faltering, that—through every loss, every funny moment, every blazing triumph—I felt completely with her and grateful to be there.”—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Together “[A] sparkling debut [that] packs serious emotional punches . . . This utterly enjoyable romance will have readers swooning, sobbing, and eagerly anticipating Chase’s next book.”—Kirkus Reviews “Bethany Chase is utterly charming and writes about loss with wisdom and heart.”—Allie Larkin, author of Why Can’t I Be You “Don’t let this one get away: Chase’s debut is fun, romantic, steamy, and populated with heartfelt characters—not-to-miss delicious escapism!”—L. Alison Heller, author of The Never Never Sisters “We fell in love with The One That Got Away from the very first page. In her charming debut novel, Bethany Chase reminds us about the one that got away, and makes us wonder what would have happened if he hadn’t.”—Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, co-authors of Your Perfect Life “The One That Got Away is juicy, steamy, witty, and real.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of After I Do Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The One That Got Away

A Novel

Author: Leigh Himes

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316305723

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In this irresistible debut novel, a freak accident allows a wife and mother to explore the alluring road not taken. Meet Abbey Lahey . . . Overworked mom. Underappreciated publicist. Frazzled wife of an out-of-work landscaper. A woman desperately in need of a vacation from life--and who is about to get one, thanks to an unexpected tumble down a Nordstrom escalator. Meet Abbey van Holt . . . The woman whose life Abbey suddenly finds herself inhabiting when she wakes up. Married to handsome congressional candidate Alex van Holt. Living in a lavish penthouse. Wearing ball gowns and being feted by the crème of Philadelphia society. Luxuriating in the kind of fourteen-karat lifestyle she's only read about in the pages of Town & Country. The woman Abbey might have been . . . if she had said yes to a date with Alex van Holt all those years ago. In the tradition of the romantic comedy Sliding Doors and Lionel Shriver's The Post-Birthday World, Leigh Himes's irresistible debut novel tells the funny and touching story of an ordinary woman offered an extraordinary opportunity to reboot her life, explore the road not taken, and ultimately, find her true self--whoever that may be.
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The One That Got Away

A Novel

Author: Melissa Pimentel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250130387

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Melissa Pimentel delivers smart, funny, and modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, where a young woman comes face-to-face with a lost love, proving that the one that got away is sometimes the one you get back. Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren't. Ten years later, Ruby's single, having spent the last decade focusing on her demanding career and hectic life in Manhattan. There's barely time for a trip to England for her little sister's wedding. And there's certainly not time to think about seeing Ethan there for the first time in years. But as the family frantically prepare for the big day, Ruby can't help but wonder if she made the right choice all those years ago? Because there's nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past . . .
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The One that Got Away

Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612340067

Category: History

Page: 260

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The British Army's SAS--the Special Air Service--is recognized as one of the world's premier special operations units. During the Gulf War, deep behind Iraqi lines, an SAS team was compromised. A fierce firefight ensued, and the eight men were forced to run for their lives. Only one, Chris Ryan, escaped capture--by walking nearly 180 miles through the desert for a week. The One That Got Away is his breathtaking story of extraordinary courage under fire, of narrow escapes, of highly trained soldiers struggling against the most adverse of conditions, and, above all, of one man's courageous refusal to lie down and die.
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The One that Got Away

A Memoir

Author: Howell Raines

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141653511X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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"Lost fish," writes Howell Raines, "chasten us to the knowledge that we are all, in each and every moment, dwindling. Imagine my surprise when I discovered well into my sixth decade that losing fish can prepare us for a blessing as well as for pain." Confronting loss -- of an elusive fish or something larger -- is at the heart of The One That Got Away, the graceful sequel to Raines's much-loved, bestselling memoir Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis, published to great acclaim in 1993. With the same winning combination of reminiscences, anecdotes, philosophy and fishing lore, his bold new memoir covers the eventful years in this latest passage of his life, and the realization that in relinquishing his former identity as a newspaperman he has actually gotten what he wanted, just in the most unlikely way. In wry and witty prose, Raines shifts between fishing vignettes and personal reflections on his childhood, his second marriage, his relationships with his two sons, the trajectory of his career at The New York Times and his move toward old age. At the center of his narrative is his most thrilling fishing adventure -- an epic battle with a marlin he hooked and fought for more than seven hours in the South Pacific -- which comes to symbolize his growing understanding and acceptance of the unpredictability of luck, love, lies and life, and how the unexpected can, in fact, be an opportunity to make life more interesting. Raines's wonderful descriptions of streams, people and fish; his passion for angling and writing; and his wise and perceptive commentary on the vagaries of his own life combine to create a profound book -- one of undeniable appeal and uncommon heart.
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The One That Got Away

Author: Kendal Burton,James Leasor

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844154378

Category: History

Page: 256

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In World War II James Leasor was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment and posted to the 1st Lincolns in Burma and India, where he served for three and a half years. His experiences inspired him to write such books as Boarding Party (filmed as The Sea Wolves). He later became a feature writer and foreign correspondent at the Daily Express. Here he wrote The One that Got Away. As well as non-fiction, Leasor has written novels, including Passport to Oblivion, filmed as Where the Spies Are with David Niven
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The One that Got Away

Short Stories

Author: Zoë Wicomb

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595584579

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

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South African-born Wicomb's second collection sub tly portrays the shifting relations among family, friends and servants in a transformed South Africa.
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The One That Got Away

Author: Kelly Hunter

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037320700X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Best friends Evie Jones and Max Carmichael enter into a platonic marriage so Max can access his trust fund, but when Max's half-brother and Evie's former lover Logan Black finds out about the arrangement, he becomes intent on removing Evie from Max's life.
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The One That Got Away

Author: A.J. Pine

Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary

ISBN: 1633755525

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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"I loved this fun road-trip romance with two friends you immediately know should be a whole lot more!" — Cindi Madsen, author of Anatomy of a Player Jamie I’ve been in love with my best friend for as long as I can remember. I tried to tell her in high school, which royally backfired. Ten years hasn’t changed things, but now I’m finally ready to lay it all out on the table. The only problem? She’s got her sights set on someone else. I made the mistake of letting her go once before. This time, I’m going to prove that the only guy she needs is me. Brynn We’re best friends—nothing more—and it’s good like this. That’s what I’ve been telling myself since the night in high school when we shared a single kiss, a night that was great—but then wasn’t. Now we’re on a road trip to California, and he’s surprising me at every turn—helping me overcome my fear of heights, belting out my favorite Monkees song, and looking way sexier with his shirt off than a best friend is supposed to. But admitting how I feel may mean losing our friendship. I thought I’d find happiness in California, but now I’m wondering if the right guy for me has been by my side all along. Each book in the Kingston Ale House series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 The One That Got Away Book #2 Six Month Rule Book #3 Three Simple Words Book #4 Worth the Wait
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The One That Got Away

Author: Victoria Alexander,Eloisa James,Cathy Maxwell,Liz Carlyle

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062097032

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In passionate love stories from four of romance's most prominent authors, meet women who've spent years thinking they've missed their shot at Mr Right – only to discover that fate is handing them one more chance.to win back the love of the one who got away!
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The One That Got Away

Author: Brigitte Knowles

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491730986

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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Brigitte Knowles' new book, "The One That Got Away," is based on her real-life experience as the victim of Romeo crime, an under-reported type of crime in which a financial predator steals wealth from a woman by staging a love relationship. The woman is left with destroyed financial security as well as emotional, physical, and mental damage. Knowles' book highlights the importance of recognizing Romeo crime and speaking out to help prevent it from happening to other women.
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The One That Got Away

Author: C. Kelly Robinson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101210494

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Fast-rising record exec Tony Gooden has his priorities in line: making money and loving the single life. But his game is thrown off balance when he sees Serena Kincaid, the only woman he ever put himself on the line for.
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The One That Got Away

Author: Simon Wood

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781612184081

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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Graduate students Zoë and Holli only mean to blow off some steam on their road trip to Las Vegas. But something goes terribly wrong on their way home, and the last time Zoë sees her, Holli is in the clutches of a sadistic killer. Zoë flees with her life, changed forever. A year later and still tortured with guilt, Zoë latches on to a police investigation where the crime eerily resembles her abduction. Along with a zealous detective, she retraces the steps of that fateful night in the desert, hoping that her memory will return and help them find justice for Holli. Her abductor—labeled the “Tally Man” by a fascinated media—lies in wait for Zoë. For him, she is not a survivor but simply the one that got away. With an unforgettable heroine, a chillingly disturbed psychopath, and a story that moves at breakneck speed,The One That Got Away is thriller writer Simon Wood at his finest.
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The One That Got Away

Author: Lee Robert Schreiber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740513760

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 247

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Have you ever Googled an ex? Have you ever wondered what happened to the first, the truest and/or the greatest love of your life? Have you ever wanted to sit down with that person and ask: How often, if ever, do you think of me (and in what context)? Do you have any regrets? What do you think would have happened if we ended up together? Were we soul mates? If so, how could you move on to someone else so quickly, so easily and painlessly with someone else? Have you ever considered how that person would respond if and when you did contact (let's say) her today? With dismissive laughter? A restraining order? Tears of joy? Lee Robert Schreiber has not been with the purported love of his life since they broke up 25 years ago (primarily because he could not commit to marriage). He's not precisely sure how encountering her after all this time will bring him closer to, well, closure, but he's tried everything else: long-term relationships; one-night stands; friends of friends; friends of relatives; relatives of friends; friends; relatives; therapy; analysis; recreational medication; professional medication; how-to seminars; self-help literature. And none of it, none of them has brought him close to the depths of affection and intimacy that he felt for this one young girl way back when. Pathetic or Romantic? You make the call. Schreiber made the call (actually he emailed her). This is his (and her) poignant, often hilarious and absolutely true story.
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The One That Got Away

Author: David Wray

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468903292

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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The One That Got Away charts the personal journey of David Wray who turned to a year on the road 'because it was there'. While other travel writers have been there and done it, Wray goes there, does it and then throws himself off it. Full of wit and humorous observations, "The One That Got Away" charts Wray's journeys around the world from Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada.
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The One That Got Away

And Other Life Lessons from Fishing

Author: Dan Bolin

Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781576830741

Category: Religion

Page: 127

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The One that Got Away is filled with short, insightful readings that get you into the Word and teach about God. In it you'll find renewed passion for spending time with God and reading His Word (not to mention a fishing tip or two!).o
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I'm the One Who Got Away

A Memoir

Author: Andrea Jarrell

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631522612

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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As featured in the New York Times “Modern Love” column * a Redbook Magazine must-read * Rumpus, Hello Giggles, Bustle, and Southern Living magazine Fall book pick Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond. Once grown, Jarrell thinks she’s put that chapter of her life behind her—until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it’s her mother’s choices she’s been trying to escape all along. Without preaching or prescribing, I’m the One Who Got Away is a life-affirming story of having the courage to become both safe enough and vulnerable enough to love and be loved.
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The One That Got Away

Author: Kellianne Sweeney

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463409028

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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“The One That Got Away” By Kellianne Sweeney Everyone wonders about life after death. Most people tend to choose to believe in God, reincarnation, or the ghostly spirit world. Some choose something completely different. Others don’t choose to believe that there is anything at all. It is, however, a powerful question and one that ordinary people and scholars alike have struggled to define and explain now and throughout history. The wondering and hoping are timeless. I believe that ultimately, we just won’t know until we get there. This is a story. A story about how these beliefs could perhaps be connected. A story about a regular person given the opportunity to play with the big puzzle.
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The One That Got Away

The Truth Revealed

Author: Syeda Anese Majid Khan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462059676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 3790

Volume 1 Early one January morning in 1928, a young mother is busy with her children when a stranger appears at her gate with a special gift. With instructions to nurture a lotus for forty days, the holy man informs the mother that she will bear one more childa daughter who will be the spirit of her life and whose arms will enfold her in death. Nine months later, Anese Majid Khan enters the world into an aristocratic family in a subcontinent of India. This is her story. In The One That Got Away: The Truth Revealed, Khan shares the details of her incredible journey as she shuns a life of royal luxury and leisure and tirelessly dedicates herself to a life of global service. As she provides a revealing glimpse into the trials and tribulations that led her on an eventual path to world prominence as a scholar, writer, and founder of a school, Khan offers an inspirational message to others to persevere and, most importantly, to believe in themselves while seeking their own destinies. The One That Got Away: The Truth Revealed shares the fascinating story of how one woman built an amazing legacy during her relentless search for the truth.
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The One That Got Away

Author: Carol Rosenfeld

Publisher: Bywater Books

ISBN: 1612940617

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Unrequited love and lust, dyke drama, and drag queen wisdom pepper this novel about queer life in New York City
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