When Sarah Chase got on the ferry to Bainbridge Island, she left her lover, her job, and her past behind. She didn't know that in the course of one day she would meet a woman who might be the girl of her dreams, change her career path, create a new family, and find herself in a fairytale mansion with two of the quirkiest little old ladies imaginable.
Author: James Mansfield
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2011-07-19
After receiving his discharge from a two year stint in the army during the Korean War, Spencer Corbin moves to southern California, gets a job and spends his free time going to bars and movies. Not long after he arrives he begins having a series of related dreams about a beautiful woman called Lavender. He falls in love with her because she is "safe"---Spencer has no interest in marriage nor steady girl friend. One Saturday morning two beautiful women, Stefanie and Joanna, who are lesbians, move into a bungalow next to his. Stefanie is a free lance painter. Spencer asks her to paint a portrait of Lavender from his description of her. Soon Spencer falls in love with Stefanie but regards her, as with Lavender, a "safe" situation because she is in a relationship with Joanna. Ultimately, the relationship between Stefanie and Joanna cools and Stefanie falls in love with Spencer. However, Spencer never becomes aware of that and does not declare his love for her. Stefanie, who has never ever had any feelings for a man, does not declare her love for Spencer because she does not understand those feelings, and because she believes he might eventually dump her as he has done with other women. He has always made it very clear to her that he is not interested in anything smacking of a permanent relationship with a woman. The Lavender dreams continue unabated throughout the novel and after a while even Stefanie begins having Lavender dreams. No matter who dreams them the same three people (Lavender, Stefanie and Spencer) are always in them. Sometimes Spencer finds it difficult to separate his dreams from the real world in which he lives. Toward the end of the novel Spencer turns his wasteful life around and, thanks in large part to his love for Stefanie, pursues and obtains his Ph.D. in History from USC (he had obtained a Masters degree in History prior to his army service). Then he is hired as a professor at USC. This is the happiest time of his life and he finally decides to tell Stefanie that he loves her regardless of how she might take the news. But something intervenes to delay that confession. In the end do the two worlds, that of the dreams and that of the real existence, merge as one, or is one world shed in deference to the other?
A compilation of poetry and prose with themes of: transcendence, love and rebirth... A serious journey through the life’s challenges in the twenty-first century, yet speaks to a universal audience in theme and meaning.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Kelly Sullivan Walden
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 2009-02-28
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
It's a double-caf low-fat Frappuccino-kind of world, and all that bustle doesn't stop just because it's time for bed. While you sleep, your mind is busy going over everything you've experienced during the day. Now, with the only dream book that interprets both classic and new twenty-first century symbols - everything from speed dating and Botox to text messages and iPods - you can tap into your unconscious with the turn of a page. Discover the messages hidden in your dreams, your hopes, your fears, your unrealized strengths and potential. You'll learn how to recognize life-altering opportunities and become the person you've always dreamed of being.
Author: A. F. Robertson
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Since the 1980s there has been a growing billion dollar business producing porcelain collectible dolls. Avertised in Sunday newspapers and mailbox fliers, even Marie Osmond, an avid collector herself, is now promoting her own line of dolls on the Home Shopping Network and sales are soaring. With average price tags of $100 -- and $500 or more for a handcrafted or limited edition doll -- these dolls strike a chord in the hearts of middle-aged and older women, their core buyers, some of whom create "nurseries" devoted to collections that number in the hundreds. Each doll has its own name, identity and "adoption certificate," like Shawna, "who has just learned to stack blocks all by herself," and Bobby, whose "brown, handset eyes shine with mischief and little-boy plans." Exploring the nexus of emotions, consumption and commodification they represent, A. F. Robertson tracks the rise of the porcelain collectible market; interviews the women themselves; and visits their clubs, fairs and homes to understand what makes the dolls so irresistible. Lifelike but freakish; novelties that profess to be antiques; pricey kitsch: These dolls are the product of powerful emotions and big business. Life Like Dolls pursues why middle-class, educated women obsessively collect these dolls and what this phenomenon says about our culture.
Meet the Kellys of Whiskey River, Texas, men who have always gone through life, and women, with their father’s legendary charm. Wyatt Kelly, CEO of Kelly Boots, is rumored to do everything with his cowboy boots on, including seducing women into memorable one-night stands. Growing up the second eldest son of a philandering charmer, Wyatt’s seen first hand how messy relationships can get when the heart’s involved, and he’s determined to leave no scars. No woman’s tempted Wyatt to break his vow until he meets Juliette Rossi. Juliette is all about business. She’s focused on turning the lavender farm she and her cousin inherited into a successful, world-wide company. Her meticulous plans are on the right track until she accepts a dare to spend the night with Wyatt after the annual Boots & Bangles Gala. Juliette’s fantasized about Wyatt for years... One night will get him out of her system for good, right? Wrong. Can she convince Wyatt that he’s more than his Kelly heritage? Will Wyatt agree that one night just isn't enough? *Bonus story: Her Summer Cowboy by Katherine Garbera included inside!* The Brothers of Whiskey River series Book 1: Texas Heirs by Katherine Garbera and Eve Gaddy Book 2: Texas Cowboy by Eve Gaddy Book 3: Texas Tycoon by Katherine Garbera Book 4: Texas Rebel by Eve Gaddy Book 5: Texas Lover by Katherine Garbera Book 6: Texas Bachelor by Katherine Garbera and Eve Gaddy
Here's Bargello like you've never seen it before: stunning quilts full of free-form twists, turns, and 3-D effects that look like Op-art paintings. The biggest surprise is how simple these quilts are to make! Designer Ruth Ann Berry shows you how to use easy, straight-line strip piecing to create the illusion of curves in motion. 8 projects with complete instructions plus directions on how to create your own designs. Slice up your stash—novelty fabrics and even ugly fabrics look good when cut up for Bargello piecing. Large-scale quilts look spectacular on a bed or on the wall.
The inspiration for 12 dreams for the one who tends lavender, I realize now, was almost a kind of dare. Someone was bold enough to suggest that instability is a deal-breaker. Since then I have balanced (with steady employment) along the edge of that stage with a handshake at the end, trying to convince myself otherwise. But, this is the proof.Instability brought the lavender and then disturbed its sipping pond-drink reflection.But, instability continues towards bare fruits: a zebra with noncommittal stripes, a mixed message to a Mississippi art farm, something with pages that really turn, and the ending of an unfortunate cookie.
Author: Lisa Plumley
Publisher: Lisa Plumley
Release Date: 2012-11-12
"This is a fun-filled story from an author with a great sense of humor. A very enjoyable read!" —Rendezvous Suite Temptation Stacey Ames is single again, and determined to stay that way. But her newlywed pals have other plans for her—starting with giving her the key to a luxury honeymoon suite for an all-expenses-paid vacation in Las Vegas. There's one catch: she'll have to pass herself off as a bride. Stacey accepts. And she's luxuriating in the complimentary bubble bath with a glass of complimentary champagne, when there's a knock on the door... Oh, no! It's her bridegroom. Otherwise known as Dylan Davis, her former flame, six feet of charming, disarming, and downright sexy male. Dylan's determined to win her back in a high-stakes game of love. But Stacey doesn't want to play...or does she? Gentlemen, place your bets.... "This is a delightful book, and I'm recommending it with a great big grin on my face...There aren't too many authors known for their consistent humor. Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Jennifer Crusie come to mind. Remember the name Lisa Plumley. Her humor is natural, never forced or contrived. If I wasn't grinning, I was smiling... Those of you who like humor, clever dialog, light heartedness and basic goodness in your characters need to plan a book buying trip to Wal-Mart. Lisa Plumley packs a punch in a small amount of pages." --The Romance Reader
Publisher: Sydney University Press
Release Date: 2009-04
This third incarnation of Phoenix is loosely themed on writing and is designed to bring our readers enjoyment, inspiration, and insight into others? creative processes. The University of Sydney Writers' Society is immensely proud of its annual anthology, but we are aware that publication is merely a single gear in the literary engine.For the first time, extracts of early drafts and editorial reflections have been included to expose the private considerations of the artist and sometimes secretive editorial practices. Readers will also find a selection of short stories, poetry and non-fiction including interviews with prominent figures in Australian literature, such as Judith Beveridge and John Tranter.However, the Writers' Society urges readers to remember that Phoenix is more than the sum of its parts. This journal is to us a kind of alchemy that preserves the promise of young writers, transforming the transient into the enduring. The theme of writing has made us very conscious of what motivates us to publish. Whether right or wrong in our belief, we compiled this anthology with the confidence that beauty is as profound as wisdom.