The Surprise of My Life

An Autobiography

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Author: Claire Drainie Taylor

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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“It’s an autobiography! If I tell you what’s in it you won’t read the book.” — Claire Drainie Taylor Or would you? Maybe you’d be intrigued by the progression of a life begun as an unexceptional little girl born to a middle-class Jewish Canadian couple in a small prairie town who, at age sixteen, married a refined Englishman, and survived the Great Depression, partly alone in a shack in the woods of Vancouver Island. Or how, only a few months after returning to Vancouver, with no training and minimal education, this same young woman walked on stage at one of Canada’s finest old theatres, and went on to a successful thirty-year career as an actress and radio dialogue writer. Having been compelled by her family to write her memoir, it wasn’t until she’d finished and reread her manuscript that Claire Drainie Taylor realized what an extraordinary life she’d led. Her descriptions of the many fascinating incidents that make up her story, and how she dealt with them, revealed herself to herself in a way that illuminates what she calls “The Surprise of My Life.”

The Surprise Triplets

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Author: Jacqueline Diamond

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460339142

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Triple The Trouble When fertility counselor Melissa Everhart decided to have a baby on her own, she didn't anticipate triplets…or her ex-husband's return to Safe Harbor. Three years ago, Edmond's reluctance to have children tore them apart. But now that he's been made guardian of his niece, Melissa witnesses how tenderly he cares for the little girl. Though Edmond doesn't believe he's father material, his sudden custody of Dawn leaves him little choice. He turns to Melissa, the warmest, kindest person he knows, for help. They begin to rediscover the love they once shared, but the betrayals of the past trouble them both. Can they find the forgiveness they both need to come together as a family?

The Surprise Party

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Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671735616

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 167

View: 900

A year after Evan was shot and his girlfriend Ellen moved away, Meg plans a surprise party for Ellen's return, but she is threatened by someone who does not want the party to happen.

The Surprise Prize

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Author: Anita Yasuda

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434259692

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 31

View: 4461

Sara the Tryceratops has been eating Dino Delights cereal for three months and collecting the box tops--and now she and her friends are eagerly awaiting her prize.

The Surprise Baby

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Author: Nikki Benjamin

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459266919

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6211

A PRACTICAL MARRIAGE Maybe that was all Jane Elliot's maddeningly attractive boss, Maxwell Hamilton, had to offer her, but blinded by love, Jane accepted nonetheless. And she hoped to have all the time in the world to change his mind about his "no love—and certainly no babies!" policy. But then she learned that their one night of honeymoon bliss had left her in extreme violation of the rules. And a positive pregnancy test…. THAT'S MY BABY! Sometimes bringing up baby can bring surprises…and showers of love!

The Surprise Prince

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Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher: Blake Education

ISBN: 9781741641981

Category: Princes

Page: 16

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The Surprise Party

with audio recording

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Author: Pat Hutchins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481410768

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3052

"I'm having a party tomorrow," Rabbit whispers to Owl. "It's a surprise." But Owl tell the news to Squirrel, he says, "Rabbit is hoeing the parsley tomorrow. It's a surprise." By the time word has spread to all of Rabbit's friends, it's anyone's guess just what it is that Rabbit will be doing tomorrow!

The Surprise Conti Child

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Author: Tara Pammi

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488000956

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5086

"I have a daughter…she's yours." After nearly losing her life, Alexis Sharpe determines to tell Leandro Conti about their child. It's been seven years, but for her daughter she'll face him and hope her heart remains intact… Known as the Conti Saint, Leandro's passionate encounter with Alexis is his guilty secret. Following the death of his wife he forbade himself the indulgence of a woman, but Alexis remains the one irresistible temptation. He regrets how he treated Alexis, but now that she's back and the mother of his child, Leandro will claim everything that's his!

The Surprise Package

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Author: Sheila Roy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496987292

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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This is the true story of a baby left on a doorstep in a pink and white carrier bag. Although it is only 579 words long, this picture book deals with just a few, but very dramatic life changing moments for John and Sarah Yorr. “The doorbell rang at exactly 10 past 10.” This simple event is to change the lives of John and Sarah Yorr forever. A surprise package has been left on the doorstep. It is a pink and white carrier bag and it moves. What can be inside? The book is designed to build on the drama of the situation making the reader experience anxiety, sadness and joy, and eager to turn over to the next page. This continues throughout the book with an ending that leaves the reader asking for more.

The Surprise Dinner

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Author: Annette Smith

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781869612856

Category: Birthdays

Page: 16

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It is Josh and Jennaa s muma s birthday soon and they want to give her a surprise. They decide to make their mum a special dinner because their mum always makes them a special dinner on their birthdays. With the help of dad will they be able to keep it a secret until the day arrives...

The Surprise Factor

Gospel Strategies for Changing the Game at Your Church

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Author: Paul Nixon,Kim Shockley

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426771347

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 7937

Principles for church leadership are important, but just as important is knowing when and how to implement them. This is strategy and it can make or break a leader’s work. Those who have been in ministry for a while may have a bag of leadership tricks. But what are the results? Nixon and Shockley explore eight key leadership behaviors that will help a church move successfully through its first season of transformation, putting it well on its way to becoming a dynamic, growing body of Christ. They report that ninety percent of existing churches never make it out of the first season of transformation and give guidance on how to turn around a stagnant or dying church.

The Surprise Date

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Author: Elizabeth Reed

Publisher: Lori Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 5175

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This is a sweet romance short story (word count 5,175) After celebrating her best friend Helen’s wedding, Julia is making an effort to improve her love life. Having signed up for online dating months ago, she now thinks she has met someone special – a man called Dean, who might just be able to claim her heart. This is more than a relief to Julia, as she is trying to avoid all contact with Helen’s brother Mark. Julia has a complicated history with Mark, who has a profound, unnerving effect on her senses. Putting the issue of Mark behind her, Julia waits at a coffee bar to meet Dean in the flesh at last. To her surprise and horror, Dean is very different from what she had imagined….

The Surprise Christmas Bride

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Author: Maureen Child

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426808496

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3747

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS... Finding herself in bed with her childhood love after being jilted at the altar by another man wasn't exactly Casey Oakes's idea of a merry Christmas. But she knew she wouldn't have wanted to spend her "wedding" night alone-even if Jake didn't love her. HE GOT A WIFE... After he and Casey were caught in compromising positions, Jake had proposed. But love had made a fool out of him once, so he told himself that it was only lust his new bride inspired.... AND A SURPRISE! Until the stick turned pink and Casey was congratulating him on his impending fatherhood!

The Surprise of Her Life

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Author: Helen R. Myers

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459227360

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Eve Easton had had enough "neighbor" trauma to last a lifetime, seeing as how her now ex-husband had run off with the woman next door. So off Eve went, to a new state, a new city, a new everything—only to find out her new next-door neighbor was her fellow dumpee, Derek Roland. The tall, dark and handsome former spouse of the woman Eve's ex left her for. Got it? Well, she got it. And when it came to her neighborly policy, she was strictly "hands-off." Only she had a hard time resisting Derek, as did he, her. Seems as though both of them had traveled miles and miles just to find what they were looking for…right in their own backyard….

The Surprise in Grandma's Eyes

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Author: Marjorie Murrow

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143898104X

Category: Art

Page: 16

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What would you think when a rabbit family hopped into your backyard and quietly began setting up for a picnic? In this story Grandma is amazed at what happens as she is relaxing on her patio in lovely Tucson, Arizona. Do real rabbits only use their dainty little mouths to eat their daily food? Or do they, like politely-mannered children, use silverware just right for them? Enjoy the beauty of watercolor illustrations as you delight in "The Surprise in Grandma's Eyes."

The Surprise Holiday Dad

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Author: Jacqueline Diamond

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460324501

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2785

Father, Meet Son Safe Harbor obstetrician Adrienne Cavill couldn't love her nephew more if he were her own child. And no deadbeat dad is going to claim the little boy she practically raised. Detective-turned-P.I. Wade Hunter has missed five years of his son's life and nothing's chasing him away this time. That includes the pretty doctor who's giving his child everything—except the father he needs. Now that she knows the reasons why he left, how can Adrienne keep Wade from his son, who's over the moon about having his dad in his life? The rugged ex-cop's having a similar effect on her. Will Christmas bring Adrienne the family she never thought she could have?