Nur einen Herzschlag entfernt


Author: Lucy Diamond


ISBN: 3863965914

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4111

Obwohl sie Stiefschwestern sind, haben Rachel und Becca so gut wie nichts gemeinsam. Rachel ist die Erfolgreiche: Sie hat einen Ehemann, drei Kinder und eine eindrucksvolle Karriere. Becca hingegen hangelt sich von einem Job zum nächsten, kann ihre Wohnung kaum bezahlen und hat die Hoffnung auf die wahre Liebe aufgegeben. Rachel und Becca haben schon vor Langem den Kontakt zueinander abgebrochen. Sie verbindet ja schließlich nichts ... oder? Da verschwindet Rachel eines Nachts spurlos. Becca soll bei der Suche helfen, und es stellt sich heraus, dass das Leben ihrer Stiefschwester alles andere als perfekt ist. Doch als Becca Rachels Geheimnisse eins nach dem anderen lüftet, beginnt sie auch, sich über ihr eigenes Leben Gedanken zu machen ... Und sie muss sich fragen, was es eigentlich bedeutet, glücklich zu sein.

The Secrets of Happiness


Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1743548508

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9571

From the bestselling author of Summer at Shell Cottage and The Beach Café, a tale of what it means to be protected and saved by those you love. The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner Rachel and Becca aren't real sisters, or so they say. They are step-sisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat and has given up on love. The two of them have lost touch but when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca is called in to help. Once there, she quickly realises that her step-sister's life is not so perfect after all: Rachel's handsome husband has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all, nobody seems to have a clue where she might be. As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about her own life. But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places... PRAISE FOR LUCY DIAMOND "Delicious summer reading" Sunday Express on Summer at Shell Cottage "Warm, witty and wise" Daily Mail on The Year of Taking Chances "Romantic, dreamy and fun, this is perfect poolside reading" Closer on The Beach Cafe

Einen Herzschlag entfernt

Die Geschichte einer Mutter, die für das Leben ihres Sohnes kämpfte


Author: Tracie Frank Mayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775158053


Page: 350

View: 964

Meistens laut! (... manchmal leise)

In meinen Worten ... (3)


Author: Julia (Frau R.) Riegler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752878452

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 5756

"MEISTENS LAUT! (... manchmal leise!)" ist ein Buch voller kleiner Geschichten und Gedanken - viele autobiographisch, manche frei erfunden, aber aus dem Herzen nach empfunden. Ein Mutmacher ist mein kleines Büchlein, voller Worte, in denen man sich wiederfinden, an denen man sich reiben darf. Beim Schreiben versinke ich in meiner ganz eigenen Welt, während ich mein Innerstes nach außen kehre. Meistens laut - manchmal leise - das bin ICH. (Julia Riegler im Juni 2018)

In meinen Worten...

Nachtgedanken - Leuchtstreifen


Author: Frau R.

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3739211199

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8648

In meinen Worten schreibe ich über das was mich berührt. Sie sind Liebesbriefe an Leben, Liebe, Heimat, Lieblingsmenschen und mehr, durch sie rechne ich mit Ängsten, Kummer und Zweifeln ab - tiefgründig, emotional, humorvoll, aufgewühlt, ehrlich, charmant und sinnlich verneige ich mich mit ihnen vor dem Leben mit all seinen Facetten. Meine Worte sind Seelenbalsam, Tröster, Wegbegleiter, sie regen zum Nachdenken, Mitfühlen, Lachen an. Es sind meine Nachtgedanken über die ich schreibe - meine Leuchtstreifen in der Nacht. Ich bin Frau R., Spessarträuberin, die jetzt in Obereisenheim lebt. Ich bin ein Nachtmensch. Wenn ich nachts nicht schlafen kann, schreibe ich. Meine Nachtgedanken teile ich mit meinen Lesern, die sich von ihnen berührt fühlen, sich in ihnen wiederfinden. Das erfüllt mich mit Freude und Demut und berührt mich zutiefst.

Erstickte Verse

Ein Zerfall


Author: Jan Santner

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732236315


Page: 204

View: 7495

Incompatible with Nature

A Mother's Story


Author: Tracie Frank Mayer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537201290


Page: 358

View: 9219

"What did he say, Helmut?" With his fist to his forehead, his elbow supported by the examination table where our son lay, my husband raised his free hand and groped for mine. He turned and looked up at me, tears brimmed his eyes. He winced before he spoke and when he finally did, his voice sounded as if it belonged to someone else. "Something's wrong," he whispered. In the summer of 1984, Tracie Frank Mayer, a young black American woman, uproots herself from family, friends and life as she knows it when she marries a German man and moves to his country. Though not understanding the language is unsettling enough, twelve days after her anxiously awaited child's birth, her psychological balance tumbles fully into despair: "There is no surgery to save him," the doctors explain to her husband in German. "Let your baby die," they say to her in broken English. Their son, Marc is born with Heterotaxy Syndrome; essentially a two chambered heart rather than four, an extremely rare and fatal condition. Battling her husband, the doctors who don't believe Marc can survive, his innumerable infections as well as her own fears, she does her level best to hold on in the maelstrom while doing all she can to ensure that her son has a chance at life. Tracie's enthralling memoir is a remarkable tale of rebellion and resilience; an inspirational story of one woman's fight for her child's life and a testimony to the perseverance of the human spirit. It will indeed give hope and encouragement to anyone facing any battle not of his or her own choosing.


magazin für politische kultur


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Germany

Page: N.A

View: 7835

Alexander Lebed

Krieg Oder Friede


Author: Elisabeth Heresch

Publisher: Langen Muller


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3143

Wahlwerbung als politische Kultur

Parteienspots im Fernsehen 1957-1998


Author: Christina Holtz-Bacha

Publisher: N.A


Category: Advertising, Political

Page: 270

View: 752

Sweet Forgiveness

A Novel


Author: Lori Nelson Spielman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147516765

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

View: 6276

The Forgiveness Stones craze is sweeping the nation-instantly recognizable pouches of stones that come with a chain letter and two simple requests: to forgive, and then to seek forgiveness. But New Orleans' favourite talk show host, Hannah Farr, isn't biting. Intensely personal, she has kept her own Forgiveness Stones hidden for two years - and her dark past for two decades. But for both her fans and her husband she must embark on a public journey of forgiveness or risk losing life as she knows it.

The Nest


Author: Kenneth Oppel,Jon Klassen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481432338

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2915

"When wasps come to Steve in a dream offering to fix his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means"--

How to Travel with a Salmon

And Other Essays


Author: Umberto Eco

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547540436

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 1939

“Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum (The Atlantic Monthly). A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become blockbuster New York Times bestsellers—Umberto Eco takes readers on “a delightful romp through the absurdities of modern life” (Publishers Weekly) as he journeys around the world and into his own wildly adventurous mind. From the mundane details of getting around on Amtrak or in the back of a cab, to reflections on computer jargon and soccer fans, to more important issues like the effects of mass media and consumer civilization—not to mention the challenges of trying to refrigerate an expensive piece of fish at an English hotel—this renowned writer, semiotician, and philosopher provides “an uncanny combination of the profound and the profane” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Eco entertains with his clever reflections and with his unique persona.” —Kirkus Reviews Translated from the Italian by William Weaver

The Awakening of HK Derryberry

My Unlikely Friendship with the Boy Who Remembers Everything


Author: Jim Bradford

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785216209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 843

The Awakening of HK Derryberry is the inspiring story of how one man was willing to step out of his upper middle-class world into the life of a young, disabled boy with a dismal future. Little did Jim Bradford know the transformational potential of that friendship--for HK and himself. HK Derryberry came into the world with the odds stacked heavily against him. He was taken from his unmarried mother's womb three months prematurely when she was killed in a car wreck. After ninety-six days of seesawing between life and death, HK's grandmother took him home. One Saturday morning Jim Bradford, a successful businessman in his mid-fifties, happens into Mrs. Winner's Chicken and Biscuits and sees a nine-year-old's head pressed down against a black plastic boom box with a crooked antenna and three strips of silver duct tape stretched across the battery cover. He can't help but notice the long, white plastic braces on each of the child's legs. Mr. Bradford learns that HK's grandmother is forced to bring him to the fast-food restaurant where she works, leaving him to sit alone all day at a small table, with only his boom box for company. On subsequent Saturdays Jim feels drawn back to the restaurant to meet with HK and begins spending every weekend with him. Eventually it becomes apparent that buried beneath HK's severe disabilities is one spectacular ability. He is diagnosed with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), which involves superlative powers of recollection that enable him to remember everything that has happened to him since the age of three. Less than one hundred people have been diagnosed with HSAM, but none of them have the physical disabilities of HK Derryberry.

The Sun in Her Eyes


Author: Paige Toon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471138410

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6359

Sunday Times bestselling author Paige Toon delivers a sensational story set on the picturesque Australian coast, a bittersweet love story about the life-changing events of the past that we can never quite shake. Blinding sunshine… A bend in the road…What became of the little girl with the sun in her eyes? Amber was three when a car crash stole her mother’s life. She doesn’t remember the accident, but a stranger at the scene has been unable to forget. Now, almost thirty years later, she’s trying to track Amber down. Amber, meanwhile, is married to Ned and living on the other side of the world in London. When her father has a stroke, she flies straight home to Australia to be with him. Away from her husband, Amber finds comfort in her oldest friends, but her feelings for Ethan, the gorgeous, green-eyed man she once fell for, have never been platonic. As Ethan and Amber grow closer, married life in London feels far away. Then Amber receives a letter that changes everything. “Before your mother died, she asked me to tell you something…”