The Garden of Happy Endings

A Novel

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Author: Barbara O'Neal

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345534468

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From Barbara O’Neal, beloved author of How to Bake a Perfect Life and The Lost Recipe for Happiness, comes another magical, heartfelt novel—perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs. After tragedy shatters her small community in Seattle, the Reverend Elsa Montgomery has a crisis of faith. Returning to her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado, she seeks work in a local soup kitchen. Preparing nourishing meals for folks in need, she keeps her hands busy while her heart searches for understanding. Meanwhile, her sister, Tamsin, as pretty and colorful as Elsa is unadorned and steadfast, finds her perfect life shattered when she learns that her financier husband is a criminal. Enduring shock and humiliation as her beautiful house and possessions are seized, the woman who had everything now has nothing but the clothes on her back. But when the going gets tough, the tough get growing. A community garden in the poorest, roughest part of town becomes a lifeline. Creating a place of hope and sustenance opens Elsa and Tamsin to the renewing power of rich earth, sunshine, and the warm cleansing rain of tears. While Elsa finds her heart blooming in the care of a rugged landscaper, Tamsin discovers the joy of losing herself in the act of giving—and both women discover that with time and care, happy endings flourish. From the Trade Paperback edition.

He's Gone: A Novel

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Author: Deb Caletti

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345534360

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4913

From National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti comes an intensely gripping story about love, loss, marriage, and secrets—perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, and Anna Quindlen. “One of the best books I’ve read all year.”—Barbara O’Neal, author of The Garden of Happy Endings “What do you think happened to your husband, Mrs. Keller?” The Sunday morning starts like any other, aside from the slight hangover. Dani Keller wakes up on her Seattle houseboat, a headache building behind her eyes from the wine she drank at a party the night before. But on this particular Sunday morning, she’s surprised to see that her husband, Ian, is not home. As the hours pass, Dani fills her day with small things. But still, Ian does not return. Irritation shifts to worry, worry slides almost imperceptibly into panic. And then, like a relentless blackness, the terrible realization hits Dani: He’s gone. As the police work methodically through all the logical explanations—he’s hurt, he’s run off, he’s been killed—Dani searches frantically for a clue as to whether Ian is in fact dead or alive. And, slowly, she unpacks their relationship, holding each moment up to the light: from its intense, adulterous beginning, to the grandeur of their new love, to the difficulties of forever. She examines all the sins she can—and cannot—remember. As the days pass, Dani will plumb the depths of her conscience, turning over and revealing the darkest of her secrets in order to discover the hard truth—about herself, her husband, and their lives together. “A thought-provoking and moving exploration.”—New York Times bestselling author Erica Bauermeister Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Das Ministerium des äußersten Glücks

Roman

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Author: Arundhati Roy

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104038171

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Arundhati Roy, die Autorin des Weltbestsellers »Der Gott der kleinen Dinge«, kehrt zurück! Ihr lange herbeigesehnter Roman »Das Ministerium des äußersten Glücks« führt uns an den unwahrscheinlichsten Ort, um das Glück zu finden. Eine Reihe ausgestoßener Helden ist hier mit ihrem Schicksal konfrontiert, aber sie finden eine Gemeinschaft, sie bilden eine Familie der besonderen Art. Auf einem Friedhof in der Altstadt von Delhi wird ein handgeknüpfter Teppich ausgerollt. Auf einem Bürgersteig taucht unverhofft ein Baby auf. In einem verschneiten Tal schreibt ein Vater einen Brief an seine dreijährige Tochter über die vielen Menschen, die zu ihrer Beerdigung kamen. In einem Zimmer im ersten Stock liest eine einsame Frau die Notizbücher ihres Geliebten. Im Jannat Guest House umarmen sich im Schlaf fest zwei Menschen, als hätten sie sich eben erst getroffen – dabei kennen sie einander schon ein Leben lang. Voller Inspiration, Gefühl und Überraschungen beweist der Roman auf jeder Seite Arundhati Roys Kunst. Erzählt mit einem Flüstern, einem Schrei, mit Freudentränen und manchmal mit einem bitteren Lachen ist dieser Roman zugleich Liebeserklärung wie Provokation: eine Hymne auf das Leben.

Der Garten der Abendnebel

Roman

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Author: Twan Eng Tan

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 342642875X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Die angesehene Richterin Teoh Yun Ling, deren Erinnerungskraft schwindet, will sich noch einmal mit ihrer Vergangenheit auseinandersetzen. Kurz nach dem Krieg arbeitet sie, die einzige Überlebende eines japanischen Internierungslagers, als Anwältin für ein Tribunal, das japanische Kriegsverbrechen ahndet. Auch der Tod ihrer Schwester lässt sie nicht zur Ruhe kommen. Sie will für diese ein Denkmal schaffen. Da ihre Schwester eine Liebhaberin der japanischen Gartenkunst war, geht Yun Ling trotz ihres Hasses auf die Japaner bei dem japanischen Gärtner Aritomo in die Lehre. Aritomo, der einst Gärtner des japanischen Tenno war, verbirgt aber ein dunkles Geheimnis.

The Matchmaker's Happy Ending

Boardroom Bride and Groom

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Author: Shirley Jump

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460312341

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Matchmaker's Happy Ending: An uplifting new tale celebrating Mothers in a Million. Professional matchmaker Marnie Franklin is delighted when she finally finds a great guy for her widowed mom—until she discovers that the man's son is none other than Jack Knight. Successful and dreamy-looking he may be, but she blames Jack for destroying her father's business. With her mother totally smitten with his dad, Marnie can't avoid Jack.… Well, not without destroying her mom's well-deserved happiness. Soon Jack is forcing her to reconsider what really happened all those years ago. He's determined to show her that her own Mr. Right is indeed right under her nose! Reader Favorite—Boardroom Bride and Groom Lawyer Nick isn't used to spending his time at a children's charity picnic, but it makes him see his beautiful colleague Carolyn in a whole new light.…

Happy Endings

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Author: Adèle Geras

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152057732

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 182

View: 8324

Sixteen-year-old Mel encounters a tangled web of relationships and her first romance when she is cast in a local theater company's production of "Three Sisters".

Year's Happy Ending

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Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426875010

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Professor Gideon Beaufort tried Deborah's good nature severely. He scorned her future as a trained nanny, spending her life caring for other people's children. But was his proposal any more enticing? All he wanted was a substitute mother for his young daughter and nothing more—apparently he'd forgotten how to love! Perhaps the exotic skies of Portugal's Algarve and a nanny with stars in her eyes could help the cynical widower remember….

Die Achse meiner Welt

Roman

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Author: Dani Atkins

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342642407X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6593

Rachel ist jung, beliebt, verliebt und wird in wenigen Wochen ihr Traumstudium beginnen. Perfekt. Doch dann geschieht ein schrecklicher Unfall, der ihr alles nimmt. Sie verliert den besten Freund, ihre Zuversicht und die Balance. Jahre später wird ihre Welt zum zweiten Mal auf den Kopf gestellt. Denn als sie nach einem schweren Sturz im Krankenhaus erwacht, ist ihr Leben plötzlich so, wie sie es sich immer erhofft hat. Die damalige Tragödie hat es anscheinend nie gegeben. Ihr bester Freund lebt und ist an ihrer Seite. Wie kann das sein? Und wie fühlt sich Rachel in ihrem neuen Leben – mit dem Wissen über all das, was zuvor geschah? Lassen Sie sich von einer Liebesgeschichte verwirren, die mit nichts vergleichbar ist. "Die Achse meiner Welt", das Romandebüt der britischen Autorin Dani Atkins, wurde bereits in 13 Länder verkauft, hat in England für Furore gesorgt und wird ab August den deutschen Markt erobern.

Doing Time in the Garden

Life Lessons Through Prison Horticulture

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Author: James Jiler

Publisher: New Village Press

ISBN: 0976605422

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This is the first comprehensive guide to in-prison and post-release horticultural training programs. James Jiler combines an engaging personal account of running a highly successful horticultural vocation program at the largest jail complex in the United States with a practical guide to starting and managing prison and re-entry gardening programs. James Jiler directs the Greenhouse Project for male and female inmates at New York City's Rikers Island jail system. He also directs the GreenTeam of ex-offenders, who work on landscape-related projects throughout New York State. Jiler's humor and heartfelt stories about prison community and clear explanations of what works broaden this book's appeal to social activists, educators, and those involved with at-risk populations and community gardens.

The All You Can Dream Buffet

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Author: Barbara O'Neal

Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781410467690

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

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"Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into the profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir to sustain her life's work after she's gone. So she invites her three closest online friends--fellow food bloggers, women of varied ages and backgrounds--out to her farm. She hopes to choose one of them to inherit it--but who?"--Page 4 of cover.

House of Happy Endings

A Memoir

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Author: Leslie Garis

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429923309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Howard Garis, creator of the famed Uncle Wiggily series, along with his wife, Lilian, were phenomenally productive writers of popular children's series—including The Bobbsey Twins and Tom Swift—from the turn of the century to the 1950s. In a large, romantic house in Amherst, Massachusetts, Leslie Garis, her two brothers, and their parents and grandparents aimed to live a life that mirrored the idyllic world the elder Garises created nonstop. But inside The Dell—where Robert Frost often sat in conversation over sherry, and stories appeared to spring from the very air—all was not right. Roger Garis's inability to match his parents' success in his own work as playwright, novelist, and magazine writer led to his conviction that he was a failure as father, husband, and son, and eventually deepened into mental illness characterized by raging mood swings, drug abuse, and bouts of debilitating and destructive depression. House of Happy Endings is Leslie Garis's mesmerizing, tender, and harrowing account of coming of age in a wildly imaginative, loving, but fatally wounded family.

Heroes and Happy Endings

Class, Gender and Nation in Popular Film and Fiction in Interwar Britain

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Author: Christine Grandy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719090938

Category: History

Page: 242

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This is a highly anticipated examination of the popular film and fiction consumed by Britons in the 1920s and 1930s. Departing from a prevailing emphasis on popular culture as escapist, Christine Grandy offers a fresh perspective by noting the enduring importance of class and gender divisions in the narratives read and watched by the working and middle classes between the wars. This compelling study ties contemporary concerns about ex-soldiers, profiteers, and working and voting women to the heroes, villains and love-interests that dominated a range of films and novels. Heroes and happy endings further considers the state's role in shaping the content of popular narratives through censorship. An important and highly readable work for scholars and students interested in cultural and social history, as well as media and film studies, this book is sure to shift our understanding of the role of mass culture in the 1920s and 1930s.

Auf den ersten Blick

Roman

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Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641088046

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Und es hat klick gemacht Gibt es Liebe auf den ersten Blick? Jason glaubt nicht daran. Ganz im Gegenteil, seitdem ihn seine letzte Freundin verlassen hat, sieht er in Sachen Liebe schwarz. Bis er eines Tages einer jungen Frau beim Einsteigen in ein Taxi hilft. Sie schaut ihn an, und bei Jason macht es klick. Doch bevor er auch nur ein Wort herausbringt, ist das Taxi weg. Zurück bleibt eine Einwegkamera mit zwölf Fotos. Jason zögert, doch dann lässt er die Bilder entwickeln und macht sich mithilfe seines Kumpels Dev auf die Suche nach der Unbekannten. Eine witzige und hinreißend romantische Odyssee durch London beginnt.

Beyond the Happy Ending

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Author: Betty Smith

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1616386495

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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“The fulfillment of dreams and promises kept does not signal that the dance is over. The music plays on and we dance until our Father says it’s time to go home. Sometimes we even dance in the rain, but that’s OK. We’re going beyond!” --Betty T. Smith When God makes a promise, His fulfillment always exceeds our expectations. Once we submit to His calling, He takes us beyond our comfort zone into the fullness of life in Christ. Just as parents delight in watching their children grow, God longs to watch His precious children mature and learn to trust Him, pray and read the Word, and seek His will for our lives. Beyond the Happy Ending encourages each of us to trust God, and to believe in the life-changing power of prayer. Betty Smith has witnessed reconciliation, restoration, healing and miracles in her own life and in the lives of others. God not only fulfilled His promise to restore her marriage, but He also opened doors and granted divine opportunities for her to travel around the world, bringing the love and message of Christ to people in ways that she could never have imagined.

Muss es denn gleich für immer sein?

Roman

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Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641226074

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Sylvie und Dan sind seit zehn Jahren zusammen. Sie führen eine glückliche Ehe, haben zwei Kinder, ein hübsches Zuhause und wissen stets, was der andere denkt. Beim jährlichen Check-up-Termin prognostiziert ihr Hausarzt außerdem hocherfreut: Beide sind so kerngesund, dass sie sich bestimmt noch auf 68 gemeinsame Jahre freuen können. Erfreulich? Sylvie und Dan packt die blanke Panik. Wie zum Kuckuck sollen sie diese Ewigkeit überstehen, ohne einander zu langweilen? Sie beschließen, sich gegenseitig im Alltag zu überraschen. Doch das ist leichter gesagt als getan ...

The Gardens of Covington

A Novel

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Author: Joan A. Medlicott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429977906

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

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The Gardens of Covington joyously celebrates women and friendships, families and love, laughing through the tears, thinking with the head and the heart. The ladies, so real and inspiring, will make you wish they were your neighbors. If this is your first visit to the small town of Covington, you'll feel comfortably at home in the white farmhouse with the yellow shutters on Cove road that once again teems with warmth and fresh hope for today and tomorrow. If it's your second visit, you'll be thrilled to sit on the front porch once again and catch up with old friends and neighbors. Hannah, cool-headed and calm, battles to save their beloved hills from the rapacious development that has already ruined Loring Valley, only five minutes form Cove Road. Amelia, giddy with a newfound love, abandons the ladies and her photography to please her dashing new beau. And Grace is driven to prove she has an eye for business when she and her steady companion, Bob Richardson, open the Cottage Tearoom. New friends and neighbors are introduced. Eccentric Lurina Masterson, an eighty-one-year-old bride, brings tears of joy to all when, wearing her childhood dream of white satin, she married "Old Man," who is ninety-one. And George Maxwell, the ladies' closest neighbor, provides an inspired solution to preserving Covington's lush hills and valleys. Joan Medlicott writes lovingly about the complexity and tenderness of women. she writes with honesty about relationships, about love and passion, about commitment and friendship, as well as about the intricate bonds between parents and their children. As you join the ladies of Covington through their highs and their lows, their joys and their sorrows, you will not want the book to end, nor will you wish to leave their world behind you.

A Secret Garden

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Author: Katie Fforde

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448136997

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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BY THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Will opening the door lead to love and happy endings? Romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings, the delicious romantic new novel from the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of A Vintage Wedding and A Summer at Sea. 'Modern-day Austen. Great fun' Red 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail 'Deliciously enjoyable' Red 'Warm, brilliant and full of love' Heat Lorna and her friend Philly work together in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds. But even though they are surrounded by family and friends, the door to true love remains resolutely closed. Could their discovery of a secret garden mean this is about to change?

Happy Endings

Romance Anthology

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Author: Selena Kitt

Publisher: Excessica Publishing

ISBN: 1609824903

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING and AWARD WINNING AUTHOR SELENA KITT - OVER A MILLION BOOKS SOLD! It's romance at its finest, eXcessica style! With handsome heroes and spunky heroines (or sometimes two very hot heros or two sexy heroines!) no matter the hardships, misconceptions or tragedy, the happy ending will win out. And you'll get to watch it all unfold in exciting, steamy eXcesso-vision. You'll definitely get your happy-ever-after moment--and so very much more--over and over in this baker's dozen anthology. Stories included by: Selena Kitt, Sommer Marsden, Chelsea Fox, Emma Hillman, Saskia Walker, Kiki Howell, Brooke Adams, Erin O'Riordan, Bekki Lynn, J.M. Snyder, Vanessa Vrialdi and Vivian Vincent. CHECK OUT ALL THE EXCESSICA ANTHOLOGIES! Autumn (Paranormals and Weirdness) Four Seasons: Autumn Wonder Strange Love Something Wicked Spring (Romance!) Four Seasons: Spring Generations Happy Endings Happy Ever After Winter (Darker Days...) Four Seasons: Winter Heartache Love Bound Divine Matches Summer (Hot!) Four Seasons: Summer Triad Colors Stuck on You