A Life Without You: an addictive and emotional read about love and family secrets

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Author: Katie Marsh

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473613647

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'A heart-clangingly powerful stunner of a novel' - Heat. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult. Can you ever outrun the past? It's Zoe's wedding day. She's about to marry Jamie, the love of her life. Then a phone call comes out of the blue, with the news that her mum Gina has been arrested. Zoe must make an impossible decision: should she leave her own wedding to help? Zoe hasn't seen Gina for years, blaming her for the secret that she's been running from ever since she was sixteen. Now, Gina is back in her life, but she's very different to the mum Zoe remembers. Slowly but surely, Gina is losing her memory. As she struggles to cope with Gina's illness, can Zoe face up to the terrible events of years ago and find her way back to the people she loves? A Life Without You is a stirring and poignant novel about the power of the past - and the possibilities of the future. **What readers are saying about A Life Without You:** 'A story that will evoke every emotion that lurks within your heart and pull each string firmly. Devastating is the perfect word, yet it is also beautiful and passionate and exquisitely written.' 'Superbly written. Tender & poignant. Five star read.' 'I loved A Life Without You! Snotty tears, but a smile on my face and also in my heart. Just perfect.' 'Katie Marsh has touched my heart. She is a hidden gem within the world of fiction and I cannot recommend her books enough. I will be shouting about this book to everyone who will listen. A Life Without You is not to missed.' 'It made me sob, and it made me smile. Gorgeous, just gorgeous, beautiful and evocative novel about love, hope and forgiveness.' 'Makes you feel warm inside, but also absolutely breaks your heart... totally beautiful and uplifting.' 'A stunning and compassionate story of family, forgiveness and unconditional love... will remain forever in my heart'

Book of Demons 4

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Author: Finn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984515403

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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After Headmaster Faraways death, the OA must scramble to pull themselves together. Now more than ever, the group needs to stick together as they fight against Wes. He doesnt seem to be slowing down with his plans, only growing more and more powerful. The group cannot afford to take any of his actions lightly anymore. While the group works on strategies, Rose and the others are drawn closer together in more ways than one. This tight-knit group becomes something more of a family than a team. When one member suffers, the others seem to feel it too. Fang finds himself internally conflicted, causing a rift within the team. Lepelliar does his best to understand, but he can only handle so much. Darcy rethinks her views on dark demons, while Sage must learn to cope with his brothers death. All the while, Rose not only becomes a stronger fighter but also a voice of reason.

Stolen from Me (Finding Nate Book 2)

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Author: Ginna Moran

Publisher: Sunny Palms Press

ISBN: 1942073348

Category:

Page: 372

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After the Human Preservation Agency stole seventeen-year-old Mira Everson’s future, she learns that a second chance at living isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Struggling to find a place in a world she no longer belongs to, she must fight for her future as her past comes back to haunt her, and the HPA threatens to steal everything from her all over again. Nate Burnham faces a world of uncertainty as his new life revolves around murder and secrecy in order to stay alive. Now bound to Mira’s soul after giving her a fresh start, Nate realizes his actions have consequences. He finds himself running from the HPA while also facing new enemies who threaten his life. In a world where Nate and Mira don’t know who to trust, they must rely on themselves to make it out alive. Can they outrun their pasts and take control of their futures, or will they lose everything they’ve fought for?

I'll Be Back Right After This

My Memoir

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Author: Pat O'Brien

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250021235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A New York Times Best seller! Pat O'Brien was a skinny South Dakota kid with long hair, a rock and roll band, divorced parents and an alcoholic father. In all the familiar ways, he was on the road to nowhere until a professor, who envisioned his future as the household name he would soon become, dramatically changed his life. From that day forward Pat's life took turns that were both spectacular and destructive: from the Huntley-Brinkley Report and afternoons at Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali to conversations with six Presidents. He did acid with Timothy Leary, drank with Mickey Mantle, and over the course of a remarkable career up close and personal with the Beatles, The Stones, The Kennedy's, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and virtually every star in Hollywood. In I'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS, Pat reveals the highs and lows of the life of a radio and TV broadcaster, spent sharing the mic with the world's rich and famous while battling an infamous public scandal and demons that nearly killed him. With laughter, tears and miracles he reveals how he learned to accept his mistakes, find redemption and become the father he never had, proving there really are second and even third acts in life.

Let Your Heart Out

How to Escape Your Thoughts and Reconnect with the Most Important Part of Yourself

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Author: Stefani Reinold MD

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999839102

Category:

Page: 264

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When you were a little girl, you used to be fun-loving, creative, spunky, fiery, with more dreams than you could ever fulfill in a lifetime. Then, you grew up. You got a job, had kids, learned to manage day-to-day busy life. Somewhere, we lost our heart in the sea of tasks and to-do lists. Ask anyone around you what their current mood is and you're bound to hear one of the following: tired...stressed... busy... overwhelmed... exhausted... Some of the more honest ones will admit: I don't know. In an effort to be all things to all people-wife, mother, daughter, sister, co-worker, class mom, the list goes on-we have forgotten who we are. We have become afraid of showing our true selves. But this book is here to bring you hope for a more fulfilling experience of this modern day motherhood. In these pages, you'll discover: What really keeps most women stuck in a mundane, unsatisfying life, Why typical self-help programs don't bring the change you're craving, An easy method for reconnecting with your deepest, truest self, How to make lasting change that you'll feel through every part of your life. Imagine, if you could truly feel each day, living through your heart. You might you laugh more easily, let small worries roll off more readily, and truly enjoy the beautiful moments of day-to-day life. Let your heart out, and be unapologetically you. You might find that you actually love who you are.

The Monster Named Fear

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Author: Kamilah Dozier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477291482

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 68

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Ever feel afraid? Feel like you don't belong? Think you don't have what it takes? Those thoughts and feelings are not your own. They are not coming from inside of you, but from a monster who wants to keep you from living the life you were born to live! The monster named Fear is tricky! He pretends to be your friend but actually, he's up to no good. In this lighthearted and whimsical tale, you'll meet that monster face to face, hear him whisper in your ear, and watch his true motives be revealed as he infiltrates the life of the little girl or boy inside so many of us. Discover what that monster named Fear's really up to and, with the help of a true friend, how to get rid of him for GOOD!!!

Consolation (Book One in the Consolation Duet)

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Author: Corinne Michaels

Publisher: BAAE Publishing

ISBN: 1942834047

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after. He wasn’t even on my radar. He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden. But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam. One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.

Beholden (Book Two in the Belonging Duet)

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Author: Corinne Michaels

Publisher: BAAE Publishing

ISBN: 1942834039

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

View: 6326

I tried resisting him. I fought to ensure history wouldn’t repeat itself. In the end, Jackson and I knew he would win. He broke down my walls, obliterated every excuse, and made me love him against all odds. Then he shattered my heart into thousands of pieces. I can’t let him back in. It was hard enough surrendering my heart the first time. If he hurts me again, I’ll never survive. No matter what he thinks, we’re beholden to our past.

The Power of Love

A Novel of Greed, Desperation, and the Devil

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Author: Niurka Grullon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595431593

Category: Drama

Page: 120

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In the Dominican Republic, thirteen-year-old Annabel and fourteen-year-old Cristian know they love one another. The best friends, who come from very different households, deny their love out of fear that their parents will keep them apart. But it's not their families they need to worry about. Evil forces are at work in the village of Enrriquillo, searching for souls to claim for the devil. Cristian's father continually lusts for money, going so far as to make a pact with the devil to get it. He soon wins the lottery and becomes very wealthy, but the price becomes painfully apparent when, one by one, his children start dying strange deaths. Annabel's mother, perceiving something is wrong with Cristian's family, takes her daughter and flees, moving to the city for her daughter's safety. Twelve years later, Annabel finally discovers the truth about Cristian's tragic past. Relying on her unshakable faith in God and the power of love, Annabel returns to Enrriquillo against her mother's wishes to confront Cristian's unloving father-and challenge the devil to save her beloved's soul.

Hope in My Heart

A Collection of Heartwarming Stories

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Author: Alexis A. Goring

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490880771

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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Hope in My Heart is a collection of short, heartwarming stories with characters in need of hope. In Love Unexpected,a car crash brings commitment-wary Sebastian and career woman Chandra together. Neither is looking for romance, but those around them see the potential, and Sebastian and Chandra discover that sometimes love shows up unexpectedly. Christmastime is the setting for the middle story, The Best Gift. Christina desires to lose ten pounds so she can fit into her dress for her sister's wedding. Jordan wishes her mom would stop trying to marry her off. And Joshua hopes to be reunited with his ex-girlfriend but eventually learns that the best gift this Christmas will be the restoration of his relationship with God. In Peace and Love, three characters living in a metropolitan area are desperately searching. Elle, a starving artist, aspires to become a paid professional. Eric, a divorce attorney, wants to resolve his issues concerning his parents' divorce. Kristine anticipates finding her birth mom before she marries Derek. All characters pray their searches will conclude this holiday season and fill their hearts with peace and love.

Superhero

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Author: Keith Brooks

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602667004

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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The Ghost and Mrs. McClure

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Author: Alice Kimberly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425194614

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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When a guest author drops dead in the middle of a book signing after revealing a secret about a 1940s mystery that is linked to their bookstore, young widow Penelope Thorton-McClure and her aunt set out to find the truth - with a little otherwordly assistance. Original.

My Dearest Rose

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Author: Jessie McClain

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145675629X

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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Let Go and Let God

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Author: Steven Grant

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781441521637

Category: Poetry

Page: 58

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Let Go and Let God is not just a collection of poems. It's the result of dedication, perseverance, and faith. This book causes you to look at life from within your heart, mind, and soul. It challenges you to accept life on God's terms. The truth can be expressed many different ways and from many different points of views. However, it's up to you as an individual to realize you're called to do something greater than go through the everyday motions. Inspiration comes from the heart and that's what the book supplies. It's unique in its own right. It gives you a chance to accept and become the person you have been created to be. This book brings poetry and the human soul back to its rightful place in the hands of God. It puts poetry back in the forefront of literary art. Hope direction purpose peace joy a new life and love can be found within the pages of this book. It gives vibrancy to the soul and spirit. It gives you the chance to see and understand God in a creative way. It encourages the inner man. What would we be without the breath of life? What would be the purpose of setting goals and visions? This book supplies the answer you need to be free of your situation whatever that may be. There's always a key to be found and a door waiting to be unlock. You may say what makes this book different from any other collection of poems. It talks to your purpose not your situations and who you think you are. This book introduces you to a realm of spiritual understanding the soul longs for in a poetic form. Let Go and Let God allows the spirit of man to seek a greater love and destiny man can't provide. It has nothing to do with religion, tradition, or race. It's about in whom you put your trust and faith. It compels you to look inside your heart and find the real truth. This book provides answers to every problem and obstacle you will ever face in life. It gives you an opportunity to be more than you can ever imagine or think. It gives you a push in the right direction spiritually. This book appreciates the past but grabs hold of the present and future. It will change the way you look at your life and life in general. It will help you conform to the creator and not the creation. Life must be drawn out as God sees it and not man. This book shows a profound image of whom you are and who you can become. Without obstacles how would you know the level of your endurance and strength? Let Go and Let God opens the door to a path less traveled. It brings to life everything you thought was dead. The cause in which we live must be evaluated daily. It encourages the soul to learn more towards the spiritual side of man instead of the fleshy part of man. It extends the hand of God to a society in dire need of help whether society wants to admit it or not. It presents the answer to that heavy burden you're tired of carrying. It will evolve poetry and everything it stands for. Who's to say you can't be more than a conquer. Chances may look slim but the opportunities are great. It brings and adds value to the life of those who choose to accept it. The foundation has already been laid all you have to do is start building. It takes a spiritual perspective and puts it into a human reality. It may look like another collection of poems but as you read it begins to unlock the true purpose ad nature of your being. It will help you make the right decision at the right time. This book holds the key to your heart's every desire. Let Go and Let God is a book that can touch all walks of life. It opens the mind to a constant process of growth. It gives enjoyment to the reader who loves the rhythm and flow of poetry. At the end of this book Let Go and Let God will have given you a better understanding and a new outlook on life.

Children's Literature Review

Excerpts from Reviews, Criticism, and Commentary on Books for Children and Young People

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Author: Tom Burns

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787680541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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Covers writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Entries consist of listings of major works, awards, and critical excerpts from significant reviews and commentaries on the author's or artist's works.

Yours Truly

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Author: Annabel Pitcher

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 031633541X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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Previously published under the title Ketchup Clouds Dear Mr. S. Harris, Ignore the blob of red in the top left corner. It's jam, not blood, though I don't think I need to tell you the difference. It wasn't your wife's jam the police found on your shoe. I know what it's like. Mine wasn't a woman. Mine was a boy. And I killed him three months ago exactly. Zoe has an unconventional pen pal -- Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas Death Row inmate and convicted murderer. But that's okay, because Zoe has an unconventional story to tell. A story about how she fell for two boys, betrayed one of them, and killed the other. Hidden away in her backyard shed in the middle of the night with a jam sandwich in one hand and a pen in the other, Zoe gives voice to her heart and her fears after months of silence. Mr. Harris may never respond to Zoe's letters, but at least somebody will know her story -- somebody who knows what it's like to kill the person you love. Only through her unusual confession can Zoe hope to atone for her mistakes that have torn lives apart, and work to put her own life back together again. Rising literary star Annabel Pitcher pens a captivating second novel, rich with her distinctive balance between humor and heart. Annabel explores the themes of first love, guilt, and grief, introducing a character with a witty voice and true emotional resonance.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429903848

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 3843

The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Harvesting the Heart

A Novel

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042441

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Small Great Things and My Sister's Keeper, a novel exploring the story of a young woman overcome by the demands of having a family. Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her at five years old. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence and shameful memories of her past force her to doubt whether she could ever be capable of bringing joy and meaning into the life of her child, gifts her own mother never gave. Harvesting the Heart is written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, and recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Kristin Hannah. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters, and explores motherhood with a power and depth only she is capable of. “A brilliant, moving examination of motherhood, brimming with detail and emotion.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in her lush second novel. This story belongs to… the lucky reader.” —The New York Times Book Review