The Worst Date Ever

Author: Jane Bussmann

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230741959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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When scriptwriter Jane Bussmann (South Park, The Fast Show, Brass Eye and Smack the Pony) moved to Hollywood, it was supposed to be the start of something better. But a day job interviewing Paris, Britney and Co. left her trapped in the Golden Age of Stupid. Then she saw a photograph of John Prendergast in Vanity Fair. His day job was ending war. He was also extremely attractive. Jane 'may have inferred she was a Foreign Correspondent', because suddenly she found herself on route to Africa on the trail of this modern-day Indiana Jones. There was one problem: when she got to Uganda John had left. Alone in a war-torn country, appalled by 25,000 child abductions, Jane must investigate the war crime of the century – to make John fancy her. Combining a maverick heroine, an idealist hero, comic disasters and moving tragedy, this is brilliant storytelling by a hugely talented writer. ‘Jane Bussmann’s romantic odyssey from Hollywood to Uganda is the funniest thing we’ve ever read.’ Instyle Hot List ‘a marvellously maverick approach to the investigation of war crimes.’ Marie Claire Five Stars ‘Imagine The Last King of Scotland written by Shazzer from Bridget Jones’s Diary, and you’d still only get halfway to appreciating Jane Bussmann’s funny, incongruous and artlessly perceptive account... this is one of the funniest books I've read for a long while' The Sunday Times 'hilarious and heart-wrenching' The Spectator

Worst Date Ever

Author: Melodie Campbell

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459815610

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Jennie has been a widow for two years. Her twelve-year-old son thinks it's about time she started dating, and so does her best friend, Angela. So with Angela's help, Jennie signs up to an online dating site. Within hours, she has several dates lined up for the week. Surely there will be one Prince Charming in the bunch. And if not, it's only one date, right? How bad could it be?

When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740718397

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 5991


Offers the adventures of Dilbert and his associates including Dogbert, Catbert, Ratbert, the pointy-haired boss, and Wally as they get encounter the oddities and marvels of modern office work.

Blind Dates

Author: Gordon Macmillan

Publisher: Hera books Ltd

ISBN: 1804369144

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Is true love just a few dates away...or even closer than you think? Tom has always been a hopeless romantic: but now he's just hopeless. After lockdown in particular made the millennial a reclusive introvert, it was finally time to get back 'out there' – at least according to his best friends Adam, Allison and sister Sarah. As the group sets up 10 dates to rejuvenate Tom's love life, he soon realises how difficult the dating scene has become, along with juggling his Shakespearean-themed cafe and a hobby of romantic mixtape making. As some of the dates turn into disasters, an old flame keeps reappearing in Tom's sight – along with bitter-sweet memories. Fearing it may be too little too late, Tom must decide whether he can date his way to happiness, or find his true match was under his nose the whole time... Praise for Gordon MacMillan: ‘Delightful. Pulled at my heart strings...I would totally recommend this as a feelgood book.’ Reader Review ‘What a beautifully emotive read... The perfect feelgood read that will make you laugh and cry.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A heart-wrenching, heart-warming story of a young man forced by circumstance to become an instant dad... a lovely read about growing into responsibility and love.’ Reader Review ‘This book is amazing!...If you love a story about parenthood, romance, and friendship I would recommend this book to you!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘What a beautiful and heartbreaking story! I fell in love with this book!’ Reader Review ‘My heart is just so full from this book... Watching Johnny navigate his unexpected new fatherhood was so gentle and raw.’ Reader Review ‘I really enjoyed this book...It's heart-breaking and feel-good all at the same time’ Reader Review ‘This was a heart-warming, emotional story... The final chapter had me in tears.’ Reader Review ‘A beautifully written book that I would highly recommend.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review 'This book was so good, it was sad, it was funny, it was sweet, and it was sensitive.’ Reader Review

The Dating Proposal

Author: Lauren Blakely

Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Watch out world — I’m ready to date again. The seven years I invested in my ex left me with nothing but scorch marks from the way he peeled out and left me at the altar. I’m not looking to put my heart into a relationship any time soon. But getting back out there? That sounds like a helluva good idea to get my groove back. Then I bump into Chris….Clever and funny, with a sexy surfer’s bod and a brilliant nerd brain, he has just the right screwdriver to fix my hard drive. (Yes, the one for my computer.) I wouldn’t mind dating him. The trouble is he just proposed to me—to be the new dating guru on his TV show. Now he’s my new business partner. What happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time? Note: Back in the day, I wrote a book called TROPHY HUSBAND, and though it’s no longer available for sale, the characters of Chris and McKenna seemed to demand another chance in the spotlight. THE DATING PROPOSAL is a complete reimagining of their romance, with 85 percent brand-new material, a fresh plot, and vastly expanded characterizations so you can come to know and love Chris and McKenna like I do. Enjoy!

The Lusty Vegan

Author: Ayinde Howell,Zoe Eisenberg

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0988949253

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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This combination cookbook and lifestyle book takes a unique look at inter-palate partnering, with personal stories and tips for peaceful co-existence when one partner wants a cheeseburger and the other wants a tempeh slider. Award-winning Chef Ayinde has crafted 80 delicious recipes that both vegans and omnivores can enjoy together, including: Classic Cloud-Nine Pancakes Tuscan 12-Vegetable Soup with Savory Biscuits Habanero Portobelo Fajitas Crispy Spring Rolls Cherry Cobbler and Cacao Nibs Many more Ayinde and Zoe are longtime vegans, but they have something else in common; neither has ever dated another vegan. After comparing notes, they realized the need for a manifesto to help vegans and omnivores navigate their cross-cuisine love life. The book shares tips for vegans who want to satisfy the appetites of their omnivorous counterpart, and for non-vegans who want to impress their plant-based partners. The authors' personal experiences and advice can be irreverent, but always on the mark for people needing relationship solutions, both romantic and culinary. Loaded with humorous anecdotes and seductive full-color food photographs. The Lusty Vegan provides delicious recipes and lots of fun along the way.

Seattle Girl (A contemporary chick lit romance about love, dating...and my really big mouth)

Author: Lucy Kevin

Publisher: Oak Press, LLC

ISBN: 098372024X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The first time Georgia gets behind a mic at her college radio station (because of a guy, of course...), she's hooked and amazed to find a job where a boss would appreciate her big mouth. Too bad being a smart-mouth can't keep her from getting hurt by one jerk after another. With help from her friends-and loyal listeners-will she finally figure out the real deal about love, dating...and herself?

Winter Baby

Author: Kathleen O'Brien

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426883507

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Sarah Lennox had her life arranged down to the minute--but that was before she discovered she was pregnant and that her fianc was a jerk. Not sure what to do next, she heads to Firefly Glen, the quiet little town that was once a haven for her. After she arrives, though, she finds upheaval in the disconcerting presence of Sheriff Parker Tremaine--a man who can almost make her forget that she's a recently ditched, slightly desperate and undeniably pregnant schoolteacher.

The Dating Charade

Author: Melissa Ferguson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785231013

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Cassie is fed up with online dating, but just when she’s finally decided to give up, firefighter Jett Bentley takes her on an amazing first date. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong? Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether. But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game. No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout—but when Cassie finds herself caring for three sisters in an emergency foster placement, she decides to hide them from Jett to avoid scaring him off. When Jett’s sister’s addiction issues land her three children at his home, he decides the last thing Cassie needs to know about is his family drama. Neither dares to tell the other about their unexpected and possibly permanent family members for fear of scaring away their potential soulmate, especially since they both listed "no kids” on their profiles! With six children between them and secrets mounting, can Cassie and Jett find a way forward? Melissa Ferguson’s warmhearted debut reminds us that love can come in very small packages—and that sometimes our best-laid plans aren’t nearly as rewarding and fun as the surprises that come our way. Praise for The Dating Charade: “Melissa Ferguson is a sparkling new voice in contemporary rom-com. Though her novel tackles meaningful struggles—social work, child abandonment, adoption—it’s also fresh, flirty, and laugh-out-loud funny. Ferguson is going to win fans with this one!”—Lauren Denton, bestselling author of The Hideaway and Glory Road “The Dating Charade will keep you smiling the entire read. Ferguson not only delights us with new love, with all its attendant mishaps and misunderstandings, but she takes us deeper in the hearts and minds of vulnerable children as Cassie and Jett work out their families—then their dating lives. An absolute treat!”—Katherine Reay, bestselling author of The Printed Letter Bookshop Stand-alone contemporary romance Full-length novel (76,000 words) Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Jane Austen Dating Agency

Author: Fiona Woodifield

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504072448

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

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An overworked and underpaid fashion-magazine employee hunts for her own Mr. Darcy in this tale with “some wonderful surprises” (Austenprose). Sophie Johnson is young, intelligent, and attractive. So when she lands the dream position of Sales Executive at a leading fashion magazine, it appears she has it all. But in reality, she hates her job, is sick of her controlling mother, and her love life is a disaster. Then she discovers The Jane Austen Dating Agency, an exclusive club for ladies who want to meet real gentlemen—and she believes her luck has changed. And when Sophie meets Darcy Drummond, she thinks her dreams have come true. That is until she discovers how arrogant and hard-headed he is. When Daniel Becks steps into her life, she thinks she’s found the one this time. But is he really all he seems? The Jane Austen Dating Agency is a fast, funny, heartwarming read for anyone who’s wondered if true romance only exists in fiction.