No More Pretending

Author: Bette Hawkins

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN: 1594936358

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Alluring screen actress Lauren Langham excels at the roles she plays both on- and off-camera. She’s so good at pretending, in fact, that no one watching her popular rom-coms or dazzling red carpet appearances would assume she was anything but charming, outgoing…and straight. While preparing to shoot a new film in a small Texas town, Lauren wonders what she would be like if her own life had followed a different script. Then she meets Harper Ward, a waitress at the local diner, whose natural beauty leaves her speechless. Harper mistakes Lauren’s reaction for being stuck up and takes an instant dislike to her. Like Lauren, Harper isn’t exactly what she seems—and also wonders what her life would be like if family obligations hadn’t turned her world upside down. When the film’s lecherous director hires Harper to work as his assistant, she and Lauren find themselves fighting a powerful attraction that quickly escalates into an overwhelming passion. But where can they go from here?
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More Than a Story

Author: Scott Krippayne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1878990837

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Scott Krippayne, one of Christian music's most popular new songwriters and performers opens his heart in this book, inviting you to join him on a journey of faith--a journey of discovery and growth.
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The Tao of Humiliation

Author: Lee Upton

Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 1938160339

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Alternately chilling, funny, devastating, and hopeful, these twenty stories introduce us to a theater critic who winds up in a hot tub with the actress he routinely savages in reviews; a biographer who struggles to discover why a novelist stopped writing; a woman who searches through her past lives to recall a romantic encounter with the poet W. B. Yeats; a student who contends with her predatory professor; and the poignant scenario of the last satyr meeting his last woman. Writer-in-residence and a professor of English at Lafayette College, Lee Upton is author of twelve books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
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Self-Love

Author: Shanika Moran

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452593825

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 218

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"Self-love: A Path to Healing" Shanika trail blazes a path a for women from all walks of life to look within and choose healing over hurt. Her openness and honesty inspires readers to step out of their stories while sending a clear message that we are not our past. Shanika empowers women to leap over whatever hurdles they've had with grace move forward and lead bright futures. -Brandi Graves Indigo Earth Wellness www.indigoearthwellness.com Shanika Moran takes "Self-Love" to a whole new level, uncovering layers of peaceful acceptance hidden deep in our souls. She lovingly shares her wisdom and insight garnered from her own personal journey, moving from one valuable life lesson to another. Moran's heartwarming words dance together on the pages so eloquently to illustrate how love and forgiveness will ultimately lead us towards "A Path To Healing." -Lena Anani, Author of "OMG Do It Now: Be the Voice You Want to Hear in the World"
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The Message//REMIX

The Bible in Contemporary Language

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1612919774

Category: Bibles

Page: 1856

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Aha moments await you. Open up the REMIX and find them for yourself. The Message//REMIX presents the Bible in stirring clarity, bringing its deep truths into focus for first-time and long-time readers alike. Unlike any other Bible, the //REMIX’s unique design reveals that what’s inside is something special. Surprising readers with its vivid language, The Message compels readers to pause, reflect, and recognize their own lives from a new perspective—God’s perspective. Don’t let your Scripture reading settle into a sleepy routine. Experience the power of God’s voice in the language of today. Come and delight in the passion and personality that fill God’s Word.
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No More Faking Fine

Ending the Pretending

Author: Esther Fleece

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310344778

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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If you’ve ever been given empty clichés during challenging times, you know how painful it can feel to be misunderstood by well-meaning people. Far too often, it seems the response we get to our hurt and disappointment is to suck it up, or pray it away. But Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be. No More Faking Fine is your invitation to get gut-level honest with God through the life-giving language of lament. Lament, a practice woven throughout Scripture, is a prayer that God never ignores, never silences, and never wastes. As author Esther Fleece says, “Lament is the unexpected pathway to true intimacy with God, and with those around us.” Esther learned this the hard way, by believing she could shut down painful emotions that haunted her from a broken past she tried to forget on her fast track to success. But in silencing her pain, she robbed herself of the opportunity to be healed. Maybe you’ve done the same. No More Faking Fine is your permission to lament—to give voice to the hurt, frustration, and disappointment you’ve kept inside and silenced for too long. Drawing from careful biblical study and hard-won insight, Esther reveals how to use God’s own language to draw closer to Him as He leads us through any darkness into His marvelous light.
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My Name Is Ben, and Im a Nurse / Addict

Author: Benjamin D. Cox

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477210563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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I am writing to save my life; it’s the only thing that helps, like therapy in a way. I feel like a nurse again with a critical patient, but there is no doc on call, and the patient is me with severe chest pain. The computer desk is my stretcher, coffee is my nitro spray, cigarettes are my O2, and my pen is my IV. No morphine to numb the pain anymore though. My journal is my ECG and rhythm shows ventricular fibrillation. The laptop is my crash cart...clear...c’mon Ben...ECG still shows in v-fib...clear....../\....../\....../\......normal sinus rhythm...he’s OK...you’re...OK...it’s OK. Your family is here Ben, its over now and you’re going to be alright...I’m going to be alright...
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Scission

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330527347

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 1978

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‘Tim Winton is the real thing: a writer who can photograph a thought and pluck out the beat of a soul on a washing line’ Scotland on Sunday In this, Tim Winton’s first collection of short stories, the world he paints is often harsh and disturbing, inhabited by isolated, unforgiving characters. It is a world at once familiar, filled with the trappings of home and family, and yet also strangely twisted; a world where casual brutality and unexpected death are never far from the surface. Evident in a young girl’s violent temper once the eggs she has so jealously guarded finally hatch, or in the careless indifference of the woman stepping over a soldier’s spreadeagled body, Tim Winton’s world is a place where dysfunction and disorder constantly threaten the equilibrium. But there is compassion and beauty there too – whether it’s in the brush of a father’s hand against his young son’s cheek, or the neighbours who wait patiently to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. ‘Winton is boisterous and lyrical by turns; his sense of sentiment is unerringly accurate, his characters unforgettable. The emotional control exercised over his anarchic world puts Winton in the top drawer of Australian fiction’ Daily Telegraph ‘Winton’s compassionate and humorous writing is nothing short of magnificent. If you can imagine Neighbours taken over by the writing team of John Steinbeck and Gabriel García Márquez, you’re close’ Time Out
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A Bad Boy is Good to Find

Author: Jennifer Lewis

Publisher: Mangrove

ISBN: 1939941008

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Reviews for A BAD BOY IS GOOD TO FIND: “Jennifer Lewis has written a hot read with enough hairpin turns to give you whiplash! Grab a fan, enjoy a fun read!” “It is HOT but also very emotional. I will definitely be recommending this book!” “A Bad Boy is Good to Find is fiery and heartfelt, seductive and emotional, with compelling characters fighting a lot of demons.” “A modern riches to rags to riches story with an alluring Southern guy and sassy female lead. I love the Louisiana setting!” “Jennifer Lewis really knows how to bring out the laughter and the heartbreak in one sitting.” A BAD BOY IS GOOD TO FIND begins the way most romances end, with kisses, caresses and professions of love. But when New York heiress Lizzie Hathaway finds out the man of her dreams is only after her money—which her father just lost in a publicized scandal—she knocks him unconscious with a champagne bottle, and runs off. Conroy Beale may be a little wayward, but he’s not heartless. When his quiet, studious Lizzie goes on a dangerous partying binge, he tracks her down, kidnaps her, and forces her to dry out. Lizzie wants revenge on everyone, including Con, and he reluctantly agrees to go along with her scheme to exploit her unwelcome notoriety for money. Her plan explodes in her face when she drags Con and a camera crew back to the Louisiana swamp he’s been running from all his life. Now Con must confront the pain he tried to escape, Lizzie fights feelings that don’t follow any script, and there’s that troublesome attraction that threatens to boil the bayou… WARNING: A BAD BOY IS GOOD TO FIND by Jennifer Lewis is NOT for the shy, those who blush easily or have a heart condition! It’s that hot! (Net Galley reviewer) tags: emotional, romance, new adult, hot, steamy, bad boy, Louisiana, heiress, Reality TV, New York
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To Become One

Author: Chris Seay,Chad Karger

Publisher: Relevant Media Group

ISBN: 9780972927611

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 185

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