Danielle Steel celebrates families of every stripe in her compelling new novel--a tale of three very different couples who struggle and survive, love, laugh, and learn to take life...Coco Barrington was born into a legendary Hollywood family, her last name loaded with expectations. Her mother is a mega-bestselling author who writes under the name of Florence Flowers--and her sister, Jane, is one of Hollywood's top producers. They're not your typical family by any means....Jane has lived with her partner, Liz, for ten years, in a solid, loving relationship. Florence, widowed but still radiant, has just begun a secret romance with a man twenty-four years her junior. And Coco, a law school dropout and the family black sheep, works as a dog walker, having fled life in the spotlight for the artsy northern California beach town of Bolinas.But when Coco reluctantly agrees to dog-sit in Jane's luxurious home, she soon discovers how much things can change in just a...
Author: Daniel J. Fick
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2019-04-04
One Day at a Time provides an explicit view into my journey from obsession with lust, addiction to pornography use, and adultery to real emotional and spiritual healing. Lust, and the compulsive attitudes and actions it breeds, is one of the most profound and taboo issues facing humanity today. Most within the Church are too afraid to share their stories of struggle and redemption. Unfortunately, fear is born from shame, which keeps those struggling isolated, allowing for our obsessions and addictions to fester and destroy lives and families. Through anecdotal advice, scientific research, and honest, transparent, and humble autobiography, this book aims to bring awareness to the havoc lust, pornography use, and adultery are wreaking on society today.
Some twenty years after they graduated from college, full of hope and plans for the future, Claudia Adams is the envy of her friends. Her husband Todd is a successful investment banker, whose money pays for glamorous Caribbean holidays and a desirable New York home. But appearances are not everything. When Todd's business success turns out to be founded upon a fraud, and their marriage is revealed as a sham, Claudia must find out the hard way about financial insecurity and the realities of the employment market. As a middle-aged woman with no real work experience except as a wife, mother and hostess she is forced to take a low-level job as a saleswoman at Millers Department Store. Gradually, she starts to rebuild her shattered life one day at a time . . .
Through testimonial, anecdote and scriptural reference, this book allows the reader to share in recovery from secret habits of all kinds. Covering subjects such as alcohol, food, gambling, sex and smoking, Justyn Rees Larcombe demonstrates how to avoid the traps of the modern world. Justyn Rees Larcombe’s account of gambling addiction – three years of destruction followed by three years of restoration – is interwoven throughout the book. The chapters are short and thematic, ending with helpful questions and exercises.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick “Get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. It absolutely charmed me.”—Reese Witherspoon “Josie Silver writes with a warmth so palpable her characters sneak their way into your heart and stay for a long time.”—Jill Santopolo, New York Times-bestselling author of The Light We Lost Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story. Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It's Jack, the man from the bus. It would be. What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.
Dark Passion The Novel, is an Urban delight; Good times, parties and non-ending cash flows were the lifestyle DeMillo Sneed, and his friends grew up in and loved. Shortly after returning home from a visit with relatives in Kenya, Jamal a new type of boi enters their circle. DeMillo befriends him, but not with out warnings of his odd demon like behavior from his cousin Josh. After several contacts with Jamal, DeMillo and his friends notices their lives and most things around them are changing. Although they were sure he was not like them they still accepts an invitation to a party given by him and learn they have made the worst mistake of their young vibrant lives. DeMillo and his friends turns to Mogis, a professor of supernatural studies hoping for answers and truth, but everything goes wrong. They began to turn on one another, they are picked up and questioned for murders they did not commit, shadows and voices fills their homes followed by echoes of death and that horrible night of Jamal's party. They decide to go old school and play detective to find the underlying cause of things, and that is when their ride began. They do everything their young minds can think of to get help with their dilemma and when all hope was gone, they had to face Jamal and the reasons behind his visit, and they eagerly learn that their own sexuality holds the key.
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Author: David Hitchings
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2008-11-21
Lou Backer and his girl Tracy Gibson go on vacation to the beach. While there 911 comes crashing and they watch on TV the morning horror show. All plans are put on hold and the future of their relationship is jarred by a call from the front office. It is a threat call "he should watch his ass," Because of his background as public school teacher now retired he had his tires slashed and crank calls before. But violence here on the beach front seems to coincide with tall buildings coming down. Soon his only son has gone missing and Tracy and Lou feel the shock to their future plans. Chaos ensues in pursuit of his son while violence takes center stage in their struggle for a life together.
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2005-03-16
The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.
Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Pan Australia
Release Date: 2008-11-01
WINNER OF THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL The second book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series Son of the Shadows follows the trials of the next generation at Sevenwaters and continues the struggles between the Irish and British that began in Daughter of the Forest. After years of happiness, darkness has fallen upon Sevenwaters. Trouble is brewing and leaders are being called into strategic alliances to defend their land. There are some who blame the Britons of Northwoods, for as long as the Islands, home of mystic caves and sacred trees are lost, there can be no peace, and there are some who believe the enemy are much closer to home. Liadhan, with her gift of Sight and healing hands, seems to hold the key. For she exists outside the pattern and she alone seems to have the power to change it. How close are love and hate - and yet how unalike. PRAISE FOR SON OF THE SHADOWS "A wonderful, riveting story" Barbara Erskine "Beautifully written... a sparkling saga of a family whose destiny is to help free Erin from British tyranny." Publishers Weekly Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.
The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, it's her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainie's comfort--especially since she's on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed. Yet in spite of herself, Lainie finds that she is increasingly drawn in to the dramas of small town life. An old church lady who always has room for a stranger. A handsome bartender with a secret life. A single mom running her diner and worrying over her teenage son. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little hick town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere? Cathleen Armstrong pens a debut novel filled with complex, lovable characters making their way through life and relationships the best they can. Her evocative descriptions, observational humor, and talent at rendering romantic scenes will earn her many fans.
Author: Ann H. Gabhart
Release Date: 2011-02-01
It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to it, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need? In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times. Multidimensional characters face real and trenchant problems while maintaining their family bonds, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer. Readers will be drawn into the story and find themselves lingering there long after they've finished the book.
Author: Johanna Skibsrud
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-10-06
A “cinematic . . . page-turner and a compassionate analysis of faith, memory, responsibility, and consequence.”—Molly Antopol, Fiction Writers Review Inspired by and structured around the chamber piece of the same title by the French composer Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time is a mesmerizing story of four lives irrevocably linked in a single act of betrayal. The novel takes us on an unforgettable journey beginning during the 1930s Bonus Army riots, when World War I veteran Arthur Sinclair is falsely accused of conspiracy and then disappears. His absence will haunt his son, Douglas, as well as Alden and Sutton Kelly, the children of a powerful U.S. congressman, as they experience—each in different ways—the dynamic political social changes that took place leading up to and during World War II. From the New Deal projects through which Douglas, newly fatherless, makes his living to Sutton’s work as a journalist, to Alden’s life as a code breaker and a spy, each character is haunted by the past and is searching for love, hope, and redemption in a world torn apart by chaos and war. Through the lives of these characters, as well as those of their lovers, friends, and enemies, the novel transports us from the Siberian Expedition of World War I to the underground world of a Soviet spy in the 1920s and 1930s, to the occultist circle of P. D. Ouspensky and London during the Blitz, to the German prison camp where Messiaen originally composed and performed his famous Quartet for the End of Time. At every turn, this rich and ambitious novel tells some of the less well-known stories of twentieth-century history with epic scope and astonishing power, revealing at every turn the ways in which history and memory tend to follow us, and in which absence has a palpable presence.