The Things We Do for Love

A Novel

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307548023

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria’s heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her small Pacific Northwest hometown and takes over management of her family’s restaurant. In West End, where life rises and falls like the tides, Angie’s fortunes will drastically change yet again when she meets and befriends a troubled young woman. Angie hires Lauren Ribido because she sees something special in the seventeen-year-old. They quickly form a deep bond, and when Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two women—one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s love—will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.
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The Forgotten Waltz: A Novel

Author: Anne Enright

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039308325X

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

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2012 Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in Literature "This stunning novel by a Booker Prize winner . . . Offers up its brilliance by way of astonishingly effective storytelling."—Booklist, starred review "A new, unapologetic kind of adultery novel. Narrated by the proverbial other woman—Gina Moynihan, a sharp, sexy, darkly funny thirtysomething IT worker—The Forgotten Waltz charts an extramarital affair from first encounter to arranged, settled, everyday domesticity. . . . This novel’s beauty lies in Enright’s spare, poetic, off-kilter prose—at once heartbreaking and subversively funny. It’s built of startling little surprises and one fresh sentence after another. Enright captures the heady eroticism of an extramarital affair and the incendiary egomania that accompanies secret passion: For all their utter ordinariness, Sean and Gina feel like the greatest lovers who've ever lived.”—Elle
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The Things We Do For Love

Author: Imogen Parker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446421546

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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It is 1969 and in the small English town of Kingshaven, eight year old Julia Allsop wants to be a princess.But a fairytale wedding doesn't necessarily mean happily ever after, and Julia discovers that life is more complicated than dreams of romance... On the other side of town, nineteen-year old feminist Iris Quinn hopes to find independence and a successful career in London,but a passionate, clandestine affair threatens to destroy everything she believes in... The tangled lives of two very different women and their families unfold across two decades of a rapidly changing world:from glass slippers to glass ceilings via Glam Rock, Grease and Greenham Common, Julia and Iris risk all in their search for fulfillment and love. Whatever love means....
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The Things We Do for Love

Author: Xavier Knight

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446511900

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Ten years ago, Jesse Law was a twenty-year-old with the world at his feet. After surviving a painful, often lonely childhood as the youngest child in a music dynasty, he forged a high-profile career, blazing a path on the charts later followed by the likes of Usher and Justin Timberlake. Those heady times are far in the past now, and Jesse's life is far richer thanks to his emerging values, the love of his wife, Dionne, and a lower-key but fulfilling career as lead singer of the gospel group. As far as he has come, though, Jesse's days are burdened by a shameful reality.
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Kristin Hannah's Family Matters 4-Book Bundle

Angel Falls, Between Sisters, The Things We Do for Love, Magic Hour

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345546709

Category: Fiction

Page: 1632

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah “is superb at delving into her main characters’ psyches and delineating nuances of feeling” (The Washington Post Book World). The novels in this eBook bundle contain some of her most beloved characters in stories that explore the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home: ANGEL FALLS “An all-night reading affair—you won’t be able to put it down. . . . [Angel Falls will] make you laugh and cry.”—New York Post When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together and care for their grieving, frightened children. Every day he sits at Mikaela’s bedside, hoping against hope that she will wake up. But then he discovers his wife’s secret past: a hidden first marriage to movie star Julian True. Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam must turn to Julian for help. But will that choice cost Liam his wife, his family, and everything he holds dear? BETWEEN SISTERS “Enormously entertaining . . . Hannah has a nice ear for dialogue and a knack for getting the reader inside characters’ heads.”—The Seattle Times Twenty-seven years ago Meghann Dontess was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn’t believe in much of anything. She is surprised when her sister calls out of the blue to say she is engaged. Meghann knows this is her chance to reconnect with her sister. She offers to plan the ceremony, but Claire knows that pleasing her judgmental sister is almost impossible. Nothing seems to work between them . . . until tragedy strikes. At last, these two sisters with nothing in common will have to become what they never were: a family. THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE “Hannah captures the joy and heartache of family as she draws the reader into the lives of her characters and makes them feel like personal friends.”—Booklist Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria’s heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her hometown, where life rises and falls like the tides, to manage her family’s restaurant. Her fortune changes yet again when she hires Lauren Ribido. Angie sees something special in the troubled seventeen-year-old—and when Lauren’s mother abandons her, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. MAGIC HOUR “A wonderful novel—wild, radiant, and vivid.”—Luanne Rice From deep within the Olympic National Forest—nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness—a six-year-old girl appears, wild-looking and alone. Child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable isolation. The child can’t speak and seems to have never been around people. As Julia seeks to help Alice, she discovers who the child is. The shocking facts about Alice’s past test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice—and for herself.
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The History of Love: A Novel

Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342840

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE. A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book…Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of "extraordinary depth and beauty" (Newsday).
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Arousing Love, a teen novel

Author: M. H. Strom

Publisher: Marstro Press

ISBN: 0984827803

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 236

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Joanna is swept away by her feelings for Zach as they grow increasingly passionate with each other. She's doing things she'd never normally do but it's like God has whispered in her heart Zach is the one for her. Can it be true love when you're only fifteen? One of the highest rated books in the US iBookstore rated 4.5 stars with over 3000 reviews.
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Love Among the Ruins: A Novel

Author: Robert Clark

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393083781

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A beautifully written story of love, idealism, and our recent history. Amid the crises of the summer of 1968, two teenagers become lovers. Emily is a good Catholic girl, for whom an incarnate God means joy and contentment in the life of the body. William is preoccupied, in a vague sort of way, with politics and the evils of the System. Together, impelled by physical passion and the idealistic notion that "all our life is some form of religion, and all our action some belief," they run away to create a new life in the wilderness. In their absence, their parents' predictable lives take an entirely different course, and America itself seems to lose its innocence, never to be quite the same again. Not since Alice McDermott's That Night or Scott Spencer's Endless Love has there been a novel that portrays with such immediacy and respect teenagers' first loveits intensity, finely calibrated moods, and worldly innocenceand the elusive nature of adult loveits passion and fragility, comforts and betrayals.
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The Things We Do to Make It Home

Author: Beverly Gologorsky

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229434

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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An emotionally charged story of passionate love, unfulfilled desire, and an American dream gone totally awry, Beverly Gologorsky's poignant, unadorned novel lays bare the destructive impact of the Vietnam War on the wives, lovers, and children of veterans. This haunting story of devotion and loss will speak to anyone who has suffered the effects of an unwinnable war.
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