"On January 4, 2000, my sweet husband Bill and I kissed our toddler Natalie goodbye, with promises to be back soon as we headed to the hospital to deliver our second child. Twenty-four hours later, we had a newborn daughter, but all else had been horribly, irrevocably changed. Life had thrown me curves before, but none like this." Given up at birth, Annette had been adopted into an enormous family of fosters and biological kids, with a loving dad and an emotionally distant mom. Despite her own struggles with anxiety, she was crowned homecoming queen, met the guy of her dreams, set off on adventures that took them around the world, and eventually settled into a beautiful home where they would build their family. All that changed in one unfathomable night. An inspirational memoir told by a dynamic mother of five, Annette Ross shares her personal challenges, financial struggles, and the life-altering medical error that left her unable to walk. Join Annette and her family on this journey to reclaim a lost fairy tale.
Trinity, Kiara and Madison aren't your regular hood chicks; they are the daughters of Marjorie and Gregory Love, owners of The Love Agency, a premier management and PR firm in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. These strikingly beautiful, sophisticated, and driven plus-sized divas have had a good life; working feverishly to uphold the reputation that their mother earned amongst Atlanta's elite and that their father earned in the streets. However, when tragedy upon tragedy starts to hit disastrously like flying bullets, the Love daughters are not only fighting to maintain the integrity of their family name, but to keep their family together and alive. Madison Love-Armstrong, the oldest daughter, wife and mother of three, is the HBIC. Raising her siblings as if they were her own the majority of her life helped mold her into the woman and awesome mother that she is today. Madison has the perfect life and wants it all; to travel the world signing artists while being at the soccer games cheering her kids on. However, her husband's mysterious street life throws such a monkey wrench into her flawless world that the fate of her perfect life is in lethal jeopardy. Kiara Love, the middle child and humming songbird, is not so happily engaged to one of Atlanta's sexiest men, Boris Williams. She loves him, but does he love her is the question her family steadily asks over the dinner table. Because her life seems to be perfect, and the only thing missing is a husband and children, she settles. Kiara has herself fooled to think that just because she's over two hundred pounds, she'll never find another man, but it's far from the truth when one of The Love Agency's hottest artist, Keeno, begins to make her see the power and beauty in every single one of her many curves. The baby of the bunch and the apple of her father's eyes is Miss Trinity Love. Unlike her sisters, Trinity wants nothing to do with The Love Agency or the music industry. Her aspirations are to be a Pediatrician and make her father proud, but when one of the hottest rappers in Atlanta, Kavion "Ghost" Harris, makes her a victim of his swag, she is far from the perfect, smart, college student that her father pines over. Instead, she finds herself stupidly caught in the web of the wrong men over and over again; especially with Ghost, his high-profile, eye candy model baby's mama, Brianna Foxx, and the man that she has been secretly sleeping with behind everyone's back. Brought to you from National Best-Selling Authors, Jessica N. Watkins and NAKO, No Fairytales: The Love Story is a riveting, spicy, sexy and suspenseful series full of daunting secrets and murder that leaves you wanting more and more. Though Madison lives her life according to a planner, one Monday morning will shake up her whole life and her family's too. Kiara was always told not to mix business with pleasure, but Keeno is too hot to ignore, even with the ring on her finger as a constant reminder of her upcoming wedding. The moment that Trinity secretly defies her father to the upmost degree causes a revelation of secrets so deep that the Love family may never recover from.Will the Love family recover from their deadly secrets, lies and infidelities? Find out in this riveting page-turner!
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
In the bestselling tradition of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Humans of New York comes a collection of authentic, emotional, and inspiring stories about life’s most important moments, as curated by the editors at Love What Matters. “90% of the reads bring me to tears. I just can't believe the love this world truly has when all we see is hate. This is so uplifting.” —Shelsea Where do you go when you want to feel inspired? When you want to forget about the divisiveness and the anger? For over five million people, that place is Love What Matters, a digital platform dedicated to finding and sharing the daily moments of kindness, compassion, and love that so often go overlooked. This curated collection of powerful stories features first person accounts and photographs that perfectly capture each moment: A husband learning he’s about to be a dad. A new mom embracing her body. A cashier inadvertently teaching a young girl a lesson about patience. A bagel from a stranger that saved a homeless man’s life. From long overdue adoptions to military heroes returning home; from a fireman’s touching 9/11 tribute to what an old dinner plate found at a bake sale can teach us all about life—these are the moments that matter. They are genuine. Authentic. Raw. And they are perfect in their imperfection—just like all of us. You will no doubt experience goosebumps and tears, but this mosaic of life’s moments will leave you with something even more profound: a reminder that, in the end, love always wins. “This really is the best page on Facebook. It renews your love of humanity. There are still good people. We need more reports of acts of kindness.” —Johnny
Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Siggy Flicker knows that happily-ever-after isn’t a guarantee. You have to work for it. Smart and sassy relationship expert Siggy Flicker is your new fairy godmother. Having matched more than a thousand couples and embraced her own second chance at love, she knows finding a prince is no picnic. Now she’s sharing the keys to building a fairy-tale romance, beginning with a honest assessment of what you really want to be happy. To help readers create the healthy, lasting relationships they deserve, Siggy is sharing her honest, empowering advice, including: • Define the relationship you want. Set an intention and true love will follow. • Forget what looks good “on paper.” Sure he’s Mr. Right, but is he right for you? • Take a break from your dating rut with a Dating Detox. Step back and reevaluate your dating behavior. • Learn how to make the most of the first five minutes. First impressions are important, so learn to send the right signals. • Happily ever after means forever. Continue to work hard to keep your relationship strong and passionate. In Write Your Own Fairy Tale, readers will get a tried-and-true comprehensive guide to the first six months of dating and Siggy’s exclusive plan to get over heartbreak ensuring you’ll get from agony to over it in just six simple steps. Featuring practical exercises, real-life success stories, and lessons Siggy learned the hard way, Write Your Own Fairy Tale is a wake-up call for everyone looking for love—and a guide for making sure you get the happiness you truly deserve. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Jeffrey A. Miles
Publisher: Handsome Prince Publishing
Release Date: 2014-02-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In the magical kingdom of Evergreen, beautiful Princess Elena is suddenly whisked away by an old woman. Undefeated champion Gallant and shy bookworm Earnest go on a quest to find “the greatest treasure in the land” so one of them can save and marry the princess. Along the way, Earnest and Gallant realize “the greatest treasure in the land” is not what they expected. This is a 28-page, full-color, illustrated children's adventure picture book with a same-sex marriage.
Author: Jen Calonita
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Would you send a villain to do a hero's job? Flunked is an exciting new twisted fairy tale from the award-winning author of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series. "Charming fairy-tale fun." -Sarah Mlynowski, author of the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series. Gilly wouldn't call herself wicked, exactly...but when you have five little brothers and sisters and live in a run-down boot, you have to get creative to make ends meet. Gilly's a pretty good thief (if she does say so herself). Until she gets caught. Gilly's sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School where all of the teachers are former (super-scary) villains like the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother. Harsh. But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there's more to this school than its heroic mission. There's a battle brewing and Gilly has to wonder: can a villain really change? "Fairy Tale Reform School is spellbinding and wickedly clever. Gilly is smart, spunky, and a hilarious narrator, and I cannot wait to read about her next adventure!" -Leslie Margolis, author of the Annabelle Unleashed novels and the Maggie Brooklyn mysteries "Fairy Tale Reform School is a fresh and funny take on the enchanted world. (And who hasn't always wanted to know what happened to Cinderella's stepmother?)" -Julia DeVillers, author of the Trading Faces identical twin series and Emma Emmets, Playground Matchmaker
"The wildly imaginative story of one man's thrilling odyssey through an enchanted world to find his wife, who has disappeared after having seemingly committed an unforgivable act of violence, from the award-winning author of The Devil in Silver and Big Machine"--
This is the first published version of Beauty and the Beast, written by the French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in the mid-18th century and translated by James Robinson Planche. It is a novel-length story intended for adult readers, addressing the issues of the marriage system of the day in which women had no right to choose their husband or to refuse to marry. There is also a wealth of rich back story as to how the Prince became cursed and revelations about Beauty's parentage, which fail to appear in subsequent versions of the now classic fairy tale.
This fresh and elegant translation of one hundred tales from twenty-five centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.