The Things We Do for Love

A Novel

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Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307548023

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria’s heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her small Pacific Northwest hometown and takes over management of her family’s restaurant. In West End, where life rises and falls like the tides, Angie’s fortunes will drastically change yet again when she meets and befriends a troubled young woman. Angie hires Lauren Ribido because she sees something special in the seventeen-year-old. They quickly form a deep bond, and when Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two women—one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s love—will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.

The Things We Do For Love

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Author: Roisin Meaney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444725483

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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For fans of Maeve Binchy and Sheila O'Flanagan, 'this is a feelgood book you won't be able to put down' (Irish Independent) One crisp September evening art teacher Audrey Matthews sits alone in room six at Carrickbawn Senior College, wondering if anyone is going to sign up for her Life Drawing for Beginners class. By eight o'clock six people have arrived. Six strangers who will spend two hours together every week until Halloween, learning the fine art of life drawing. Nobody could have predicted on that cold autumn day the profound effect the class would have on its students and their lives. Least of all Audrey, the biggest beginner of all, who is to discover that once you keep an open mind, life - and love - can throw up more than a few surprises ...

The things we do for love

a Leo Haggerty mystery

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Author: Benjamin M. Schutz

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684189901

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

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P.I. Leo Haggerty must protect rock star Jane Doe from a powerful record company that wants her to sign to their label

The Things We Do for Love

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Author: Alice Peterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784290505

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Love may hurt, but not loving hurts even more . . . January Wild loves her daughter, her dog Spud and her childhood home by the sea. Single parenting is tough, but January has no regrets. She has a job she loves, a happy home, and the support of her beloved grandfather. The arrival of a new boss, however, threatens to shake up January's safe world. Ward Metcalfe loves great sales results and a well-run office. Everyone at her office agrees: Ward is a soulless, corporate slave driver. Even Spud, the company mascot, dislikes him. A secret stands between them. Yet over time January realises first impressions aren't always right. Slowly she unravels more and more about her new boss, things she couldn't possibly have imagined, nor expected...

The Things We Did for Love

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Author: Natasha Farrant

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571278191

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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France: February, 1944. Arianne knew Luc as a child, of course she did. Everyone in Samaroux knows each other. But he's been away, and five years really makes a difference to a boy. A young man. As they fall headily into love - first love - their world starts to crumble around them. German forces are closing in, and the village is torn between cooperating to save themselves or putting up resistance and entering unknown danger. Arianne will do anything to make Luc stay. Luc wants to prove he is a man. And Romy, who has loved Arianne all the time that Luc has been away, can see a way of removing his rival, at any cost. How far will they go to protect what they believe in? And what will they do for love?

Was wir aus Liebe tun

Warmherziger Frauenroman über eine nach einem unerfülltem Kinderwunsch in die Brüche gegangene Ehe

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Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Refinery

ISBN: 3960480172

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Angie Malone muss sich eingestehen, dass ihre Träume vom Familienglück nicht wahr werden: ihre Ehe zerbricht daran, dass sie kinderlos bleibt. Angie beendet ihre erfolgreiche Karriere in der Werbebranche und kehrt zurück in ihre Heimatstadt, West End, in die Arme ihrer italienischen Familie. Dort beginnt sie voller Elan, das Familienlokal DeSaria, dessen Zukunft seit dem Tod des Vaters ungewiss ist, wieder auf Vordermann zu bringen. Angie lernt Kochen und hat viele gute Ideen, die neue Gäste anlocken. Schon bald fühlt sie sich in der kleinen Stadt wieder zu Hause. Doch dann berührt die Freundschaft mit der 18-jährigen Kellnerin Lauren erneut den wunden Punkt in ihrem Leben. Lauren entdeckt, dass sie schwanger ist. Soll Angie das ungewollte Kind adoptieren? Die Freundschaft zu Lauren aufs Spiel setzen, für die sie selbst so etwas wie eine Mutter geworden ist?

Anna Forster erinnert sich an die Liebe

Roman

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Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641201780

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Auch wenn du deine Erinnerung verlierst, wirst du doch nie die Liebe vergessen ... Anna Forster ist erst achtunddreißig, als sie die erschütternde Diagnose Alzheimer erhält. Sie weiß, dass ihr Zwillingsbruder Jack nur ihr Bestes will, und dennoch tut es weh, als er ihr vorschlägt, in ein betreutes Wohnheim zu ziehen. Sie weiß außerdem, dass in der Einrichtung nur eine weitere Person in ihrem Alter lebt – Luke, mit dem sie so viel mehr verbindet als mit allen anderen Menschen, die sie kennt. Anna und Luke verlieben sich ineinander, doch nach einem tragischen Vorfall setzen ihre Familien alles daran, die beiden zu trennen. Nur eine Person kann dem Liebespaar helfen: die Köchin Eve, die selbst einen schweren Schicksalsschlag verkraften musste. Doch ist sie bereit, alles für Anna und Luke aufs Spiel zu setzen?

Arousing Love, a teen novel

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Author: M. H. Strom

Publisher: Marstro Press

ISBN: 0984827803

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 236

View: 507

Joanna is swept away by her feelings for Zach as they grow increasingly passionate with each other. She's doing things she'd never normally do but it's like God has whispered in her heart Zach is the one for her. Can it be true love when you're only fifteen? One of the highest rated books in the US iBookstore rated 4.5 stars with over 3000 reviews.

The Things We Do For Love

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Author: Imogen Parker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446421546

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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It is 1969 and in the small English town of Kingshaven, eight year old Julia Allsop wants to be a princess.But a fairytale wedding doesn't necessarily mean happily ever after, and Julia discovers that life is more complicated than dreams of romance... On the other side of town, nineteen-year old feminist Iris Quinn hopes to find independence and a successful career in London,but a passionate, clandestine affair threatens to destroy everything she believes in... The tangled lives of two very different women and their families unfold across two decades of a rapidly changing world:from glass slippers to glass ceilings via Glam Rock, Grease and Greenham Common, Julia and Iris risk all in their search for fulfillment and love. Whatever love means....

The Things We Do to Make It Home

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Author: Beverly Gologorsky

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229434

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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An emotionally charged story of passionate love, unfulfilled desire, and an American dream gone totally awry, Beverly Gologorsky's poignant, unadorned novel lays bare the destructive impact of the Vietnam War on the wives, lovers, and children of veterans. This haunting story of devotion and loss will speak to anyone who has suffered the effects of an unwinnable war.

God: the Novel

A Possibility

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Author: R. E. Amnos

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595420850

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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What would you give to hear the complete history of the universe and then some, as narrated by the creator himself? (Or should it be "themselves?") Author R. E. Amnos, banking on the sure belief that God has a sense of humor and will forgive him this conceit, combines training in the sciences and music with a passion for exploring the twists and turns of human and natural history to take you on a journey of adventure that begins billions of years before the Garden of Eden and ends up as far in the future as the mind can travel, and in the process pulls off a new riff on the concept of a happy ending. WARNING: contains the meaning of life.

Speaking in Tongues

A Novel

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Author: Jeffery Deaver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743211673

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Two men of words... One seeking only peace. The other, violence. Tate Collier, once one of the country's finest trial lawyers, is trying to forget his past. Now a divorced gentleman farmer, land developer, and community advocate in rural Virginia, he's regrouping from some disastrous mistakes in the realms of love and the law. But controversy -- and danger -- seem to have an unerring hold on Tate. Even as he struggles to rebuild his life, his alter ego is plotting his demise. Aaron Matthews, a brilliant psychologist, has turned his talents away from curing patients to far deadlier goals. He's targeted Tate, Tate's ex-wife, Bett, and their estranged daughter, Megan, for unspeakable revenge. Matthews, ruthless and hell-bent, will destroy anything that inhibits his plans. When their daughter disappears, Tate and Bett reunite in a desperate, heart-pounding attempt to find her and to stop Matthews, a psychopath whose gift of a glib tongue and talent for coercion are as dangerous as knives and guns. Featuring an urgent race against the clock, gripping details of psychological manipulation, and the brilliant twists and turns that are trademark Deaver, Speaking in Tongues delivers the suspense punch that has made this author a bestseller. It will leave you speechless.

Firefly Lane

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Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429927840

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah's magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness. Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she'll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she'll envy her famous best friend. . . . For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test. Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone's Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it's the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you'll never forget . . . one you'll want to pass on to your best friend.

The Things We Do for Love

Luke & Shelly

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Author: Anita Louise

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547102723

Category:

Page: 340

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Love me-love my child. But does he have to? Luke has been in love with Shelly since he was twelve. Unfortunately, Shelly married right out of high school, then had a child. Now she's divorced, but .... can Luke's love overcome the challenges of dealing with a teen? Shelly was fifteen when she first met Luke. He was a sweet boy then, but now he's a gorgeous man. The only blessing from her marriage is her daughter, Mary Beth. Now Shelly's falling for Luke, but Mary Beth's happiness must come first.

A Companion to the American Novel

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Author: Alfred Bendixen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118917480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.

Crazy Love You

A Novel

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Author: Lisa Unger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145169122X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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No one writes “good scary fun” (The Washington Post) better than New York Times bestselling master of psychological suspense Lisa Unger. With more than 1.7 million books sold in more than thirty countries, it’s clear why USA TODAY declared that her thrillers “should be on everyone’s to-read list.” Falling in love can feel like a dream…or a living nightmare. Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him “loser” and “fatboy”…and from his family’s deadly secrets. Now that they’ve both escaped to New York City, Ian no longer inhabits the tortured shell of his childhood. He is a talented and successful graphic novelist, and Priss…Priss is still trouble. The booze, the drugs, the sex—Ian is growing tired of late nights together trying to keep the past at bay. Especially now that he’s met sweet, beautiful Megan, whose love makes him want to change for the better. But Priss doesn’t like change. Change makes her angry. And when Priss is angry, terrible things begin to happen…

Sleeping in Eden

A Novel

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Author: Nicole Baart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439197369

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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"The lives of a middle-aged doctor and a love-struck young woman intersect across time in Sleeping in Eden, Nicole Baart's haunting novel about love, jealousy, and the boundaries between loyalty and truth.On a chilly morning in the Northwest Iowa town of Blackhawk, Dr. Lucas Hudson is filling in for the vacationing coroner on a seemingly open-and-shut suicide case. His own life is crumbling around him, but when he unearths the body of a woman buried in the barn floor beneath the hanging corpse, he realizes this terrible discovery could change everything. Lucas is almost certain the remains belong to Angela Sparks, the missing daughter of the man whose lifeless body dangles from a rope above. When Angela went missing years earlier, he and his wife never really believed she was just another teenage runaway. Fueled by passion, Lucas resolves to uncover the details of Angela's suspected death, to bring some closure to their small community and to his wife. But his obsession may not be able to fix what is broken, and Lucas may be chasing shadows... Years before Lucas ever set foot in Blackhawk, Meg Painter met Dylan Reid. It was the summer before high school and the two quickly became inseparable. Although Jess, Meg's older neighbor, was the safe choice, she couldn't let go of Dylan and the history they shared no matter how hard she tried. Caught in a web of jealousy and deceit that spiraled out of control, Meg's choices in the past ultimately collide with Lucas's investigation in the present, weaving together a taut story of unspoken secrets and the raw, complex passions of innocence lost"--

Sweet Salt Air

A Novel

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Author: Barbara Delinsky

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250020387

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3519

On Quinnipeague, hearts open under the summer stars and secrets float in the Sweet Salt Air... Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian. When Nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, she invites her old friend Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, for a final summer, to help. Outgoing and passionate, Charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever. For Nicole, what comes to light could destroy her marriage, but it could also save her husband. For Charlotte, the truth could cost her Nicole's friendship, but could also free her to love again. And her chance may lie with a reclusive local man, with a heart to soothe and troubles of his own. Bestselling author and master storyteller Barbara Delinsky invites you come away to Quinnipeague...

Wideacre

A Novel

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Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416589554

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 7049

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory comes the stunning first novel of a thrilling trilogy about the Lacey family, and the captivating woman at the heart of a power-hungry estate willing to go to any means to protect her family name. Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is beautiful, refuses to conform to the social customs of her time. Destined to lose her heritage and beloved Wideacre estate once she is wed, Beatrice will use any means necessary to protect her ancestral name. Seduction, betrayal, even murder—Beatrice’s passion is without apology or conscience. “She is a Lacey of Wideacre,” her father warns, “and whatever she does, however she behaves, will always be fitting.” Yet even as Beatrice’s scheming seems about to yield her dream, she is haunted by the one living person who knows the extent of her plans...and her capacity for evil. Sumptuously set in Georgian England from the “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY), Wideacre is intensely gripping, rich in texture, and full of color and authenticity. It is a saga as irresistible in its singular magic as its heroine.

Heart's Blood (Psychological Thriller)

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Author: N.A

Publisher: jessINK

ISBN: 1476237190

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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SUMMARY: A student plots to annihilate the cheating player that broke her former tutor's heart. A rape and revenge story. GENRE: Fiction (crime fiction / psychological thriller) LENGTH: 14,000 words (novelette) * This story features in Bad Romance (7 Deadly Sins Anthology). NOTE: "Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury." -- DeadlySins