The Sweetheart Deal


Author: Holly Kowitt

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545100682

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 182

View: 9355

When a rival challenges her to transform Mathlete Nathan into a dream date before the Valentine's Day dance, fashionista Skyler is sure that she can do it, but Nathan seems to be changing her, rather than the other way round.

The Sweetheart Deal


Author: Allison Morse

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509201084

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5143

Some people in her small community think Ellen Hamilton, business savvy daughter of the town’s largest employer, is too big for her britches. After all it’s the 1950s when women have no place in running corporations. When the company is threatened with takeover by John, who broke her heart and betrayed her family business years ago, she’s determined to stop at nothing to win. Ruggedly handsome John Adair has returned to the town that tried to destroy him with false accusations of corporate espionage. What truly hurt him was Ellen, the woman he loved, believed the allegations. However, that was the past. His return is for one reason only, business. But will he remember it when gazing into Ellen's enticing eyes or when intoxicated by the aroma of jasmine whenever she is near? Sparks fly when these two headstrong individuals meet again and find themselves tempted by The Sweetheart Deal.

The Sweetheart Deal


Author: Polly Dugan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316320331

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6978

The poignant story of what happens when a woman who thinks she's lost everything has the chance to love again. Leo has long joked that, in the event of his death, he wants his best friend Garrett, a lifelong bachelor, to marry his wife, Audrey. One drunken night, he goes so far as to make Garrett promise to do so. Then, twelve years later, Leo, a veteran firefighter, dies in a skiing accident. As Audrey navigates her new role as widow and single parent, Garrett quits his job in Boston and buys a one-way ticket out west. Before long, Audrey's feelings for Garrett become more than platonic, and Garrett finds himself falling for Audrey, her boys, and their life together in Portland. When Audrey finds out about the drunken pact from years ago, though, the harmless promise that brought Garrett into her world becomes the obstacle to his remaining in it.

The Sweetheart Deal


Author: Syndi Powell

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488008973

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1290

Sweet redemption When he returns to his Michigan town, Adam Hawkins doesn't expect everyone to just forgive and forget, especially Megan Sweet. But when a killer snowstorm destroys buildings and businesses, including Megan's family-owned bakery, it's his chance to make amends. Now a bank manager, Adam has the power to make things happen. His ideas go way beyond rebuilding his community and mentoring high school kids. He wants to make it up to Megan, who's carrying her own guilt about their shared past. What will it take for Adam to show her that he's a changed man who's ready to rebuild their lives—together?

Wir zwei und der Himmel dazwischen



Author: Polly Dugan

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426434873

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5821

Garrett hat seinem besten Freund versprochen, sich um dessen Familie zu kümmern, sollte Leo je etwas zustoßen. Schriftlich haben sie es festgehalten, dass Garrett Leos Frau Audrey heiraten und seinen Söhnen ein zweiter Vater sein solle. Das ist jetzt 12 Jahre her. Und Leo ist tot. Garrett kündigt seinen Job und zieht um, um für Audrey und die Kinder da sein zu können. Und was zu Leos Lebzeiten undenkbar war, geschieht. Garrett verliebt sich: in Audrey, in die Jungs und das Leben als Familie. Doch dann erfährt Audrey von dem Versprechen ...

The Sweetheart

A Novel


Author: Angelina Mirabella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476733910

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6976

In a “powerful tale of a person’s capacity for reinvention” (Kirkus Reviews), a teenage girl from Philadelphia leaves her old life behind to become The Sweetheart, one of America’s most infamous female wrestlers. It’s 1953 and seventeen-year-old Leonie Putzkammer feels destined to spend the rest of her life waiting tables and living with her widowed father, Franz, in their Philadelphia row house. Until the day legendary wrestling promoter Salvatore Costantini walks into the local diner and offers her the chance to make a name for herself in the ring. Leonie sets off for Florida to train at Joe Pospisil’s School for Lady Grappling. There, she transforms into Gorgeous Gwen Davies, tag-team partner of legendary Screaming Mimi Hollander, and begins a romance with the soon-to-be Junior Heavyweight Champion Spider McGee. But when life as Gorgeous Gwen leaves her wanting more, she orchestrates a move that will catapult her from heel to hero: she becomes The Sweetheart, a choice that attracts the fans she desires but complicates all of her relationships—with Franz, Joe, Spider, Mimi (who becomes her fiercest competitor), and even with herself. Asking the big questions about what it means to grow up, and stay true to yourself, The Sweetheart is daring, innovative, and powerful storytelling. “With a debut both endearing and enjoyable, this is a hands-down winner” (Star-Telegram, Dallas).

Guilt By Association

A Rachel Knight novel


Author: Marcia Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444707515

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 872

In Rachel Knight, author and OJ Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark has created a feisty heroine with class and style - a terrific character for a heart-thumping thriller series set in LA. 'A terrific writer and storyteller' James Patterson When Deputy District Attorney Rachel Knight's journey home is interrupted by screaming sirens, she decides to follow them. But what she finds when she arrives at a sleazy LA motel shatters her world: her trusted colleague Jake lies dead beside the body of a teenage male prostitute. The police say murder/suicide. Rachel's gut says different. Her search for proof will take her through the dark and tangled city, from its wealthy suburbs to its violent heart. And a truth so dangerous it could kill her. Rachel Knight returns in the novels GUILT BY DEGREES, KILLER AMBITION and THE COMPETITION and the short stories If I'm Dead and Trouble In Paradise for more L.A. crime and court action!

Not Just Another Sweetheart Deal

A Collection of Rose is Rose Comics


Author: Pat Brady,Don Wimmer

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740797778

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 4627

This Rose is Rose comic strip collection stars the charming Gumbo family in a fantastical world all their own. The art combines dreams and reality as the stars live out their lives in sweeping fashion and the artwork begs to be cherished and collected. There are a number of reasons cartoon legend Charles Schulz described himself as an "ardent admirer" of Rose is Rose. From its five-time nomination as Best Newspaper Comic Strip to its appearance in more than 600 newspapers, Pat Brady and Don Wimmer's cartoon creation Rose is Rose is evocative of Schulz's own revered strip where daydreams slightly blur the edges of reality. Inside Rose is Rose: Not Just Another Sweetheart Deal, life in the Gumbo family is anything but ordinary. While gentle son Pasquale imagines toe-biting, bathtub drain--residing monsters, his mother, Rose, might morph into her leather-clad alter ego biker-chick persona, Vicki. Not to be outdone, here comes doting father and husband, Jimbo, riding in on his stallion with his romantically chivalrous ways. And let's not forget furry feline pet Peekaboo, who has fantasies of her own about her cute human counterparts. This Rose is Rose collection features more than 40 weeks of Gumbo family amusement and artwork. Brady is the recipient of cartooning's highest honor, the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for 2004 by the National Cartoonists Society. After two decades of sketching every Rose is Rose strip himself, Brady shifted to sharing duties to Wimmer.

Ernst Lubitsch

Laughter in Paradise


Author: Scott Eyman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801865589

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 7693

When movie lovers speak of the "Lubitsch touch," they refer to a singular sense of style and taste, humor and humanity, that suffused the films of one of Hollywood's greatest directors. In this first ever full-length biography of Ernst Lubitsch, Scott Eyman takes readers behind the scenes of such classic films as Trouble in Paradise (1932), The Merry Widow (1934), Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938), Ninotchka (1939), The Shop around the Corner (1940), To Be or Not to Be (1942), and Heaven Can Wait (1943), which together constitute one of the most important and influential bodies of work in Hollywood. Eyman examines both the films Lubitsch crafted and the life he lived—his great successes and his overwhelming anxieties—to create an indelible portrait of Hollywood's Golden Age and one of its most respected artists.

Resolve and Fortitude

Microsoft's ''Secret Power Broker'' Breaks His Silence


Author: Joachim Kempin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479732028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

View: 5070

This is the story of a German-born executive, JK, who immigrated to the United States to aid Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, Microsofts top honchos to build a commanding software empire. He led Microsofts OEM division that was responsible for sales to PC manufacturers, and drove the deals that made Microsoft Windows the worlds dominating operating system. Find out how much resolve, fortitude, and perseverance were needed to make that part of the PC revolution come true; what strategies were employed to win the Internet browser war; how IBM was beaten; what drove Apple to the brink of disaster; and how shady politicians and hapless competitors eventually goaded the Feds to ensnare Microsoft in a web of antitrust accusations. Peek behind the curtain and be the first-ever outsider to glimpse into Microsofts power nexus. Understand how Microsofts nearly mystical marketing shrewdness and tech prowess are intensely propelled by paranoia and fear of missing the next computing paradigm shift. The press labeled JK Bill Gatess enforcer. No wonder he was called upon as a pivotal antitrust trial witness to defend what loathing competitors labeled Microsofts evil empire. Follow what experts believe was the most protracted, and fierce trial of the century. Relive the courtroom drama, and read the authors critical analysis of the judicial proceedings and their aftermaths. Losing that trial partially started Microsofts demise, and power struggles from within quickened it. Get to know the real forces that altered Microsofts resolve-and fortitude-dominated leadership style. Find out if Windows 8 could be an inflection point, conjuring enough magic to ring in a renaissance and attract the Facebook generation to a born-again modern Microsoft.

The Loser List


Author: H. N. Kowitt,H.N. Kowitt

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545501458

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4545

Diary of a Wimpy Kid watch out -- Danny Shine and the other kids of Thorn Underwood Middle School aren't bestsellers yet, but they're on their way! When Danny gets caught trying to cross his name off the "Geek" list in the girls' bathroom, he's sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly -- until they discover that Danny can draw. He enjoys his new "bad boy" status, supplying tattoos and graffiti, until he's unknowingly drawn into a theft. Turns out the bullies took a comic book from Danny's favorite store. Can he steal it back before they get caught -- and break off with the bullies before he gets in too deep?

Warriors for the West

Fighting Bureaucrats, Radical Groups, And Liberal Judges on America's Frontier


Author: William Perry Pendley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621570746

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6593

With dramatic storytelling and hard-hitting facts, former Marine, Capitol Hill lawyer, and Reagan Administration official William Pendley puts human faces on Westerners' historic and often precedent-setting fights against big government.

The Rainmaker


Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140705919X

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 1102

One case. One chance. One man against the world. Rudy Baylor is a newly qualified lawyer, forced into ambulance-chasing by bad luck and poor job prospects. Unexpectedly, he winds up on a case representing a family whose son was denied insurance cover for his leukemia treatment. Instead, the company delayed until it was too late to ensure they wouldn't have to pay out. The case could change it all. Rudy's deeply in debt, and a settlement from the insurance company could save his legal practice. But he's never argued a case in court before, and the company isn't going down without a fight. In fact, he'll be up against an army of the best lawyers money can buy...

Hollywood's Censor

Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration


Author: Thomas Doherty

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512848

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

View: 8257

From 1934 to 1954 Joseph I. Breen, a media-savvy Victorian Irishman, reigned over the Production Code Administration, the Hollywood office tasked with censoring the American screen. Though little known outside the ranks of the studio system, this former journalist and public relations agent was one of the most powerful men in the motion picture industry. As enforcer of the puritanical Production Code, Breen dictated "final cut" over more movies than anyone in the history of American cinema. His editorial decisions profoundly influenced the images and values projected by Hollywood during the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. Cultural historian Thomas Doherty tells the absorbing story of Breen's ascent to power and the widespread effects of his reign. Breen vetted story lines, blue-penciled dialogue, and excised footage (a process that came to be known as "Breening") to fit the demands of his strict moral framework. Empowered by industry insiders and millions of like-minded Catholics who supported his missionary zeal, Breen strove to protect innocent souls from the temptations beckoning from the motion picture screen. There were few elements of cinematic production beyond Breen's reach he oversaw the editing of A-list feature films, low-budget B movies, short subjects, previews of coming attractions, and even cartoons. Populated by a colorful cast of characters, including Catholic priests, Jewish moguls, visionary auteurs, hardnosed journalists, and bluenose agitators, Doherty's insightful, behind-the-scenes portrait brings a tumultuous era and an individual both feared and admired to vivid life.

King of the World


Author: Randall Coleman

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 0986360015

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

View: 8264

The year is 2022, and time is running out. The Earth is heating up at an alarming rate. Governments are corrupt and terrorism abounds. More nations are on the brink of war than at any other time in history, and fear riddles the planet. The Group of Five are fed up, and they’re doing something about it. In their quest to usher in a new way, the Group of Five is seeking to elect a true king, one who can restore balance to the world. Will they find a suitable king in time, or will political corruption and the Earth’s imminent destruction win out?

Kristy's Big Day


Author: Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545262100

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 158

View: 4225

When Kristy Thomas's mother decides to get married again, Kristy and her friends in the Baby-sitters Club have to cope with all the small children that her family and friends are bringing to the wedding.

At First Bite


Author: Ruth Ames

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545324874

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 177

View: 4007

Twelve-year-old vampire Ashlee Lambert moves from New York to sunny Los Angeles, where she must deal with vicious cliques, awful sunburns, and a mystery of disappearing classmates that Ashlee must solve.

Inside Job


Author: Charles Ferguson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7707

The definitive big picture on the financial crisis, from the man behind the Oscar-winning documentary that exposed the workings of the new economic elite Based on explosive interviews, court documents and corporate archives, Inside Job traces in gripping detail how decades of deregulation gave birth to a predator nation, with power players cycling through positions in government, academia and Wall Street – and continuing to do so even in the wake of the global financial crisis. With stunning clarity, Charles Ferguson delivers an uncompromising accounting of how a new economic oligarchy has wrested control of our politics and the prospects for real recovery.