I Miss You When I Blink

Author: Mary Laura Philpott

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1982102810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7876


NATIONAL BESTSELLER A charmingly relatable and wise memoir-in-essays by acclaimed writer and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott, “the modern day reincarnation of…Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, Jean Kerr, and Laurie Colwin—all rolled into one” (The Washington Post), about what happened after she checked off all the boxes on a successful life’s to-do list and realized she might need to reinvent the list—and herself. Mary Laura Philpott thought she’d cracked the code: Always be right, and you’ll always be happy. But once she’d completed her life’s to-do list (job, spouse, house, babies—check!), she found that instead of feeling content and successful, she felt anxious. Lost. Stuck in a daily grind of overflowing calendars, grueling small talk, and sprawling traffic. She’d done everything “right” but still felt all wrong. What’s the worse failure, she wondered: smiling and staying the course, or blowing it all up and running away? And are those the only options? Taking on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood, Philpott provides a “frank and funny look at what happens when, in the midst of a tidy life, there occur impossible-to-ignore tugs toward creativity, meaning, and the possibility of something more” (Southern Living). She offers up her own stories to show that identity crises don’t happen just once or only at midlife and reassures us that small, recurring personal re-inventions are both normal and necessary. Most of all, in this “warm embrace of a life lived imperfectly” (Esquire), Philpott shows that when you stop feeling satisfied with your life, you don’t have to burn it all down. You can call upon your many selves to figure out who you are, who you’re not, and where you belong. Who among us isn’t trying to do that? “Be forewarned that you’ll laugh out loud and cry, probably in the same essay. Philpott has a wonderful way of finding humor, even in darker moments. This is a book you’ll want to buy for yourself and every other woman you know” (Real Simple).

In the Blink of an Eye

Author: Hasso and Catherine von Bredow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140911130X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2116


The heartbreaking true story of a love that transcended tragedy. On 1 May 2000 Hasso von Bredow's life was forever changed. The young and active father of three suffered a massive stroke at the base of his brainstem, leaving him totally paralysed and unable to speak. With his mind as cognitive and as active as it had always been, his body became his painful prison. IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is Hasso's moving and life-affirming memoir. At 42 Hasso had to come to terms with a life 'locked in', being dependent on others for every breath, but worst of all, losing his most precious of possessions: his voice. The only way Hasso could communicate with the world was by blinking his eyes. And using coded blinking and state of the art technology, he wrote this incredibly moving memoir letter by letter, helped only by his wife and carer, Catherine.

Bomb Shelter

Author: Mary Laura Philpott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982160780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6992


"A poignant and powerful new memoir-in-essays that tackles the big questions of life, death, and existential fear with humor and hope"--

Written in the Sky So Blue

Author: Kathia

Publisher: Firelight & Fairy Dust Unlimited, Inc.

ISBN: 1944560629

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8839


A second chance at love—and a first chance at passion—in this steamy novel about two people who want to delete their pasts and rewrite their tragedies into a happily ever after. A man who's been burned… The magic touch? Trent Summerhill Waite has it. He can tell fakes from treasures by the tingle in his fingers—an enviable skill in his line of work as an antiquities trader. When he lights up at their first touch, he knows Rhiannon is the real deal. It’s easy to trust her in his bed, but with his career? Not so much. The last woman he trusted his heart to left his reputation in shambles. Can he have faith in Rhiannon’s offer to help him resurrect it? A woman who sets him on fire… Rhiannon Byrne lives by the rigid rules her academic parents set but hasn't achieved the same professional respect they attained before their deaths. A bookstore owner in rural Ireland, she’s alone with her books and dusty dreams. Until she uncovers a rare Druid manuscript, an undiscovered teaching of Merlin—and along with it, the identity of her real father is. Trent is the only man who can help her discover the truth. Maybe it's time to break a few rules, including that one about mixing business and pleasure. And maybe—just maybe—love will rise from the ashes of their past. Sassy. Sexy. Smart. Meet the next generation of Summerhills. If you love books by Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, Elin Hilderbrand, Danielle Steele, Barbara O'Neal, Susan Mallery, Kristan Higgans, Sherryl Woods, Jill Shalvis, Roisin Meaney, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews,RaeAnne Thayne, Sheila O'Flanagan, Cathy Kelly, Ruth Hogan, Jenny Colgan, Shari Low, Sophie Cousens, Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Sophie Ranald, Mhairi McFarlane and Zara Stoneley, Holly Martin, and Barbara Freethy try Ava’s! Millions love them! For readers who enjoyed the Virgin River series, Happily Inc, Sweetbriar Cove, Sweet Magnolias, Whiskey Creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans, Veils and Vows, The Summer Sisters, Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series, and more! Keywords: sweet romance, clean romance books, friendship, free romance, free ebook, family saga, small town romance series, clean and wholesome, billionaire romance, romance series, romantic women’s fiction, best friends, women friends, lighthearted romance, fun romance, southern romance, beach read, friendship, heartwarming romance, laugh romance, feel good romance, inspirational romance, contemporary romance, happily ever after, HEA romance, 7 brides for 7 brothers, Hallmark movies, heartwarming by Harlequin, romantic comedy, romantic comedy series, funny romance, modern romance, lighthearted romance, light romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance, swoonworthy, beach reads, good characters, LOL romance, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, family, love, love books, long series, long romance series, captivating romance, beach romance, beach reads for women, books for summer, Hello Sunshine Book Club, books for the beach, love and friendship, vacation romance, friends to lovers, second chance romance, second chance romance with baby, best friend romance, enemies to lovers, medical romance, doctor and nurse romance, doctor romance, Christmas romance, holiday romance, montana romance, romance novels for teens, mountain town romance, forbidden romance, falling for the wrong man romance, secret baby romance, secret pregnancy romance, Valentine’s Day romance, short romance, short story romance books, romance anthologies, romance collections, waitress romance, love triangle sweet romance, workplace romance, workplace romantic comedy, family romance, Free romance, contemporary romance, new adult, free new adult romance, free sports romance, free small town romance, standalone romance, free romance series starter.

Precious and Fragile Things

Author: Debby Kruszewski

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1643000519

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 8968


Valerie left someone behind. He was everything to her. She was so in love, so young. Then her life was over. She awoke in a new body, never having a chance to mourn the previous one. She struggled with understanding relationships and the roles people played in her life. She never let go of the face of her love from the prior, nor did she let go of the desire for him. She spent years searching and yearning for him-then she found him. But, it was too late. Valerie discovered an outlet into the afterlife. She bonded with her grandparents in heaven; on earth, she had no relationship with her own mother, brother or sister. She spoke to her grandparents through signs and symbols that got her through life's traumatic twists and turns. She came to understand they all followed the same path of struggling with love, relationships, and the secrets they kept in search of these answers. Valerie went from relationship to relationship, never finding peace, until she broke the cycle. As with life, this novel is about the journey, not the destination.

Steal this File Sharing Book

Author: Wally Wang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 273

View: 2023


Provides information on five peer-to-peer file sharing networks.

Wish You Were Italian

Author: Kristin Rae

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408855526

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5716


Pippa is in Italy for the summer and, despite her parents' wishes, she has no intention of just studying the local art! She has a list of things of her own to do: from swimming in the Mediterranean Sea to getting a makeover – and falling for an Italian boy! As Pippa explores the dramatic ruins of Rome and Pompeii, she is swept into her own drama with two guys: an irresistible local she knows is nothing but trouble and a cute American archaeology student . . . Will she find her true love? The perfect reckless romance to enjoy whether you are home or abroad.

Journey Thru Love Part Ii

Author: Alexis Pettway

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524653551

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

View: 4194


Journey Thru Love Part II continues the whirlwind of a love story told in Journey Thru Love Part I. In this sequel, emotions are intensified as this love storys ending unfolds. The words make it almost impossible for you not to feel the depth of emotion laid out in perfect poetic form. The feelings portrayed will touch your very soul. Alexis is in her second year in this roller-coaster relationship. Her feelings have deepened, and so has the need for this love story to either grow or fade out. She wants more. She wants answers. And she wants a resolution revealed. Visualize and feel the love and pain on her journey through love.

Queen Bee

Author: Jane Fallon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405943351

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 905


The Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy summer pick from the million-copy bestselling author of Faking Friends and Tell Me a Secret 'Absolutely masterly. Bliss' Heat 'Had me turning the pages into the small hours' Louise Candlish _________ Welcome to The Close - a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee . . . Moving into The Close, all Laura wants is peace and privacy. But resident Queen Bee Stella is suspicious, fearing Laura has designs for her fiancé, Al. So when Laura stumbles on Al's big secret, Stella's perfectly controlled world falls apart. As the two women take a chance on beating Al at his own twisted game, these former strangers are fast becoming best friends. But has Laura forgotten that revenge always comes with a sting in the tail? _________ 'Perfectly crafted with razor sharp wit' Nicola Moriarty 'Sharp and hilarious. A perfect beach read' Irish News Why people can't get enough of Jane Fallon's books: 'Hugely compelling and unpredictable' Ruth Jones 'She always delivers a fabaliss read' Marian Keyes 'Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists' Gill Sims 'She's the queen of the revenge novel' Heat