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A Little More Than Perfect

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Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic bone disorder, Heather Anderson has had more than her share of challenges. Yet her spirit has remained intact, and Heather has triumphed against the odds and lived a full and enthusiastic life. A Little More Than Perfect is Heathers inspiring true story of living with a disorder that touches every part of her life. The disease makes her bones incredibly fragile, and the slightest touch can sometimes cause a fracture. This led to numerous trips to the hospital, casts, and surgeries. Yet from an early age, Heather refused to let the disability stop her. She graduated high school, attended University, learned how to drive, and even started her own business. At the age of twenty-four, she moved into an apartment of her own and found the independence she so craved. Through the years, she continued to face her own unique challenges including discrimination and job loss, but she refused to capitulate to despair. Instead, she found the inner strength to overcome her setbacks and live life on her terms. Though many have shown her pity, Heather counters with the perfect rejoinder: My life is a testimony to the human spirits ability to endure the worst challenges imaginable. Honest and utterly captivating, A Little More Than Perfect will embrace your heart.

A Less Than Perfect Lady

A Less Than Perfect Lady Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Beacon
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426824319
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A Less Than Perfect Lady by Elizabeth Beacon Summary

At seventeen, Miranda Braxton shocked the world by eloping with her brother's tutor. Now a wiser and widowed lady, she returns to Carnwood—and finds herself engaged in a battle of wits with the new earl. Kit Alstone, Earl of Carnwood, grew up on the streets. His gentlemanly demeanor conceals an adventurer's heart. Miranda's bravery and beauty would tempt a saint—and Kit is far from that. Soon Kit begins to wonder if a scandalous lord might ask for nothing better than a less than perfect countess!

More Than Perfect

More Than Perfect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Whitney Sullivan
Editor: LifeRich Publishing
ISBN: 1489705902
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What happens next? Kensi and Myles Callaweigh have solved all their problems and are ready to begin their life together. However, strings from the past try to keep them tied down. Can they finally cut them altogether? Melanie Gilmore has struggled with her past decisions and the guilt that she has felt every day for the last twenty-four years. A way to reconcile her mistakes has finally shown itself. Will she be able to face it? A couple in Atlanta, Georgia, has been reeling from their failures for seven years. A chance meeting has handed them the opportunity to put their broken pieces back together. But will they be able to put away pride and accept everyone?

A Less Than Perfect Life

A Less Than Perfect Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Isabelle Olivia De Luca
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1796085081
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A Less Than Perfect Life by Isabelle Olivia De Luca Summary

My book is an autobiography, which describes my recollection of events and experiences I have encountered throughout my life, from the time I could recall them as a child up to the present time. Some experiences were good, and unfortunately some were bad. It tells about my immediate family, my relatives, all the friends that I have met throughout my life, in all the areas I have lived, as well as at all the places I have worked. Last, but not least, I talk about all the pets I have had from the time I was young, up until the current time. It explains all the bad luck, obstacle courses, trials and tribulations and hardships I endured, and how I was able to overcome them. I sincerely hope that you find my book interesting, as well as enjoyable!

If I Break 3 Book Bundle

If I Break 3 Book Bundle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Portia Moore
Editor: Portia Moore
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This bundle includes the prequel to IF I Break Before Him, If I Break, Before I Break and Almost Broken. “Think of the worst breakup you ever had. If it didn’t end with your boyfriend asking you for a threesome the day after taking your virginity, I’ve got you beat. All I’ve ever wanted was to experience a love like my parents had. They told me all those stories about love when I was a little girl, and how it’s the key to living happily ever after. Well, I started to think those were all lies. Love is a trick, and it doesn’t exist. Who needs romance when it only ends with you crying your eyes out? So I went on strike two years straight: no love, no men… and it was going well! But then this guy Steven smiled at me and then his best friend Michael kissed me and, well, this story is so complicated there has to be a good ending to it. Right? Or maybe my Fairy Godmother’s a major bi-tch.”

Less Than Perfect

Less Than Perfect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kelly Jensen
Editor: Entangled: Select Otherworld
ISBN: 1622663330
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Less Than Perfect by Kelly Jensen Mikayla's read every book in her collection of post-apocalyptic novels at least twice. She thinks she's prepared for aliens taking over Earth. She's not. Nor is she prepared for the attention of a good-looking refugee named Reg. All Mikayla and Reg want is a safe place to see out the end of the world, hidden away from the aliens that call themselves The People, but cities of the depopulated United States not infested with The People are rife with gangs, the detritus of civilization and disease. On a mission to restock their supplies, Mikayla and Reg are captured by The People and prepared for the procedure that will make them perfect, but no longer quite human. In order to escape, they need to rely on each other...if Mikayla can trust a man who seems too good to be true.

Corporate Tribalism

Corporate Tribalism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Kochman,Jean Mavrelis
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226449599
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Corporate Tribalism by Thomas Kochman,Jean Mavrelis Summary

The 2008 elections shattered historical precedents and pushed race and gender back to the forefront of our national consciousness. The wide range of reactions to the efforts of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin dramatically reflected ongoing conflicts over diversity in our society, especially in the venue where people are most likely to encounter them: work. As more and more people who aren’t white men enter corporate America, we urgently need to learn how to avoid clashes over these issues and how to resolve them when they do occur. Thomas Kochman and Jean Mavrelis have been helping corporations successfully do that for over twenty years. Their diversity training and consulting firm has helped managers and employees at numerous companies recognize and overcome the cultural bases of miscommunication between ethnic groups and across gender lines—and in Corporate Tribalism they seek to share their expertise with the world. In the first half of the book, Kochman addresses white men, explicating the ways that their cultural background can motivate their behavior, work style, and perspective on others. Then Mavrelis turns to white women, focusing on the particular problems they face, including conflicts with men, other women, and themselves. Together they emphasize the need for a multicultural—rather than homogenizing—approach and offer constructive ideas for turning the workplace into a more interactive community for everyone who works there. Written with the wisdom and clarity gained from two decades of hands-on work, Corporate Tribalism will be an invaluable resource as we look toward a future beyond the glass ceiling.

Zip Zap

Zip Zap Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Gaddis
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811701969
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The compelling story of the fight for the Continental capital is presented in this examination of the military engagements that resulted in the British capture of Philadelphia, drawing on the eyewitness accounts of soldiers and civilians to offer an in-depth account of the bloody Battle of Brandywine.

Martie, the Unconquered

Martie, the Unconquered Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Editor: Good Press
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Martie, the Unconquered by Kathleen Thompson Norris Summary

"Martie, the Unconquered" by Kathleen Thompson Norris. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Empty Cradle

Empty Cradle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diana Walsh
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459706579
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The author recalls the events surrounding the kidnapping of her newborn daughter.

The Heart of Rachael

The Heart of Rachael Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Editor: Good Press
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The Heart of Rachael by Kathleen Thompson Norris Summary

"The Heart of Rachael" by Kathleen Thompson Norris. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

It Was the Day of the Robot

It Was the Day of the Robot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Belknap Long
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434401081
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It Was the Day of the Robot by Frank Belknap Long Summary

Here is a major science-fiction novel in the tradition of Brave New World and 1984. Frank Belknap Long's long-lost science fiction masterpiece concerns a machine that computes men's futures . . . and the one person who dared to tamper with its infallible system! Frank Belknap Long (1901-1904), one of the Lovecraft Circle, is best known for his contributions to Weird Tales, Thrilling Wonder Stories and other pulp magazines. Long also wrote for radio and television.

The Touch of a Lighter Hand

The Touch of a Lighter Hand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Costa John
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462835511
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Imagine if, through the practiced art of meditative touch, you discovered a molten stream of psychic energyjust below the surface of your hands. A mystical gateway to everyone around you, that revealed their deepest beliefs, their most intimate secrets. A window into the future that reduced all time to the eternal present moment. A source of immense power to healor to harm. Daniel Michaels develops mystical abilities that are somehow connected to his hands. Drawn into a world where terrorism and love become inextricably linked, he is periodically haunted by a recurring dream of imminent danger. Does it speak of the past, the future, or the frightening figments of a vivid imagination? In this riveting drama, author Costa John weaves the beauty of Africa, the tension of Middle East politics, the meaning of dreams, and the inspiring notion that a spiritual connection binds us all, into a romantic, political thriller that keeps readers guessing until the last page. What People Are Saying THE TOUCH OF A LIGHTER HAND Costa John 2005 Costa Johns intricately woven tale touches on the nuances of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a deeply human level. So often these clashes are reduced to bloody television coverage and statistics. In this story, the lives and intense passions of the key characters are inextricably connected. Within the grey areas of right and wrong, the righteous and the rebellious, is a world that Costa John describes with acute sensitivity and insight. His style of writing creates well drawn, rounded characters. Women play a powerful role in his novel. Too often in the genre of thriller, their role is victima mounting series of dead and mutilated bodies. If not dead, they are deadly. Whether tough and career minded, or siren and seducer, Johns female characters are also strong, flawed, irrational, passionate, fierce and caring. His principal character, Daniel Michaels, is an extraordinary man. His hands are imbued with energy that he describes as strangely able to project and receive life. His mystical power is latent but heightened by his increasing mastery of Aikido and the philosophy behind this martial art. But it extends beyond physical energy. He has paranormal abilities. His recurring dream grows on the reader and tugs at the edge of the sub-conscious. With mounting unease, as we track the time frame of the book, it leads us inexorably to a revelation, and a sense of dj vu. His soul mate, Liann Zellan, also has the power to heal. Evident from the first moment we meet them, they should and must be together. John keeps them tantalisingly apart, politically and emotionally. They are both attracted and troubled by each others standpoints. His Arabic blood, African heritage and American upbringing become a source of conflict as Liann struggles with a love she believes is at odds with her deep commitment to the Israeli cause. The plot takes the reader from Chicago to San Francisco, from the bush of Southern Africa to the Middle East. Here John masterfully personifies Middle Eastern conflict, where desires and goals seem tantalisingly congruent, but are more often at violent odds. The villains of Costa Johns thriller run the dark side from warring factions, feeding expediently off the conflict, to parasites who benefit from the richness of their hosts whatever side they may be on. For any South African reader, Michaels involvement in the Angolan war as a member of the South African Army in the 70s will resonate strongly. For American readers, this chapter in Africas history may evoke hauntingly similar memories of foreign conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. But he also draws a vivid picture of African wildlife that reinforces the romance, the wonder, the sights, and the sounds of Africa. The plot races to a climax th

Spilled Milk

Spilled Milk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andy Steiner
Editor: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623362296
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Wildly funny tales and practical wisdom from the author's and other women's breastfeeding experiences--to reassure readers that there is no one way to be a great breastfeeder In this perfect antidote to "lactivist" propaganda, award-winning writer Andy Steiner weaves together hysterical anecdotes and tips from the trenches to offer comfort and realistic advice to new nursing moms. Spilled Milk will help them understand that not all babies are going to "get it" right away, that breastfeeding can hurt even if you're doing it correctly, and that baring your breasts in public will actually become shamefully easy with time. Steiner writes: "Looking back at my milky adventure, I realize now that while breastfeeding is a natural act, it's also a difficult one. And after amassing an impressive collection of how-to breastfeeding books, nipple shields, lactation consultants, breast pumps, nursing bras, storage bags, and wicked breast infections, I can only say that the one thing that was missing from the experience was a book that could tell me--in a casual, non-preachy tone--that I wasn't alone, that everything was going to be okay." That is the book that Steiner has written. Her fresh viewpoint and casual, girlfriend-to-girlfriend advice make Spilled Milk practical and accessible for every mom-to-be.

The Patriot

The Patriot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pearl S. Buck
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 148042112X
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The Patriot by Pearl S. Buck Summary

A Chinese dissident is torn between love and country in this novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Good Earth. When Wu I-wan starts taking an interest in revolution, trouble follows: Winding up in prison, he becomes friends with fellow dissident En-lan. Later, his name is put on a death list and he’s shipped off to Japan. Thankfully, his father, a wealthy Shanghai banker, has made arrangements for his exile, putting him in touch with a business associate named Mr. Muraki. Absorbed in his new life, I-wan falls in love with Mr. Muraki’s daughter, and must prove he is worthy of her hand. As news spreads of what the Japanese army is doing back in China, I-wan realizes he must go back and fight for the country that banished him. The Patriot is an engrossing story of revolution, love, and reluctantly divided loyalties by the Nobel Prize–winning author renowned for her novels set in Asia and informed by the sweep of history, including the New York Times bestsellers The Living Reed and The Hidden Flower. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

Better Than Perfect

Better Than Perfect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kristina Mathews
Editor: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 1616505281
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Better Than Perfect by Kristina Mathews Summary

More Than A Game, #1 The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than any he's met on the field. Pitcher Johnny "The Monk" Scottsdale has won awards, been named an All-star and has a perfect game to his credit. Known for his legendary control both on and off the field, his pristine public image makes him the ideal person to work with youth players in a preseason minicamp. Except the camp is run by the one woman he can't forget. . .the woman who made him a "monk." Alice Harrison's three strikes include an unexpected pregnancy, a marriage of convenience and young widowhood. She once traded her dreams so Johnny could have a chance at making it to the Majors. Johnny comes back into her life just as she's ready to resign as foundation director and pursue her own dreams of finally earning her teaching credential. Her plans may go on hold, though, depending on the reaction when she confesses she may have kept a major league secret from Johnny and her son. With the minutes ticking by until Johnny will leave for spring training, they'll need to let go of the past and work together in order to win the game of love. CONTENT WARNING: Some strong language, consummated love scenes 83,204 Words

Challenging Authority

Challenging Authority Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances Fax Piven
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742563405
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Challenging Authority by Frances Fax Piven Summary

Argues that ordinary people exercise extraordinary political courage and power in American politics when, frustrated by politics as usual, they rise up in anger and hope, and defy the authorities and the status quo rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives. By doing so, they disrupt the workings of important institutions and become a force in American politics. Drawing on critical episodes in U.S. history, Piven shows that it is in fact precisely at those seismic moments when people act outside of political norms that they become empowered to their full democratic potential.

Perfect Secret Love: The Bad New Wife is a Little Sweet 3 Anthology

Perfect Secret Love: The Bad New Wife is a Little Sweet 3 Anthology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jiong Jiong You Yao
Editor: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
ISBN: 7999086916
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¡°How perverted is Si Ye Han's taste? He still wants me like this?¡± Waking up, she looked at her reflection in the mirror: explosive wig, tattoos, and demon-like makeup. Any normal person¡¯s eyes would burn if they looked at her for more than a second. Before her rebirth, she was in love with a different guy, so all she wanted to do was escape from Si Ye Han and hated him to his core after being locked up by him. After her rebirth, she looked differently at him, thinking that maybe he changed for the better? In the past, her mind was muddled. She let go of a stunning husband, was hurt by a scumbag and backstabber and most of all, was brainwashed by her most trusted friend. In the end, she was utterly alone. In her current lifetime, there are evil people scheming and eagerly waiting for her downfall. Sorry, but this girl won¡¯t fall for the same tricks twice!

You Deserve the Truth

You Deserve the Truth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erica Williams Simon
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501163264
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You Deserve the Truth by Erica Williams Simon Summary

From a millennial media maker and award-winning social critic, an accessible, straightforward, and remarkable guide that “invites us beyond the old stories we’ve told about ourselves, and into the wonder of our dreams, hopes, and love—so we can find our truth and purpose” (Glennon Doyle, New York Times bestselling author) for a generation paralyzed by the pressures of life. Behind the glossy Instagram pictures, many people in their 20s and 30s are living frustrating lives: overwhelmed and confused, anxious and inauthentic, exhausted and afraid. They are leading lives that, unbeknownst to them, have been shaped by everyone but themselves. From social media to the workplace, the stories that they have believed have left them constantly seeking a better life but rarely ever finding it. Erica Williams Simon saw this all too well. At 27, she abruptly walked away from her career as a rising political media star to find her own truth and a truth that would help others finally build a life worth living. She rejected the lies that the world had taught her, and rewrote the ideas that have the power to shape a generation. You Deserve the Truth is a “refreshingly blunt take on happiness” (Publishers Weekly) and is a masterclass in how to challenge the narratives about fear, work, identity, success, love, and life. This “smart and all too real guidebook for anyone striving to craft an authentic and inspired life from the ground up” (Franchesca Ramsey, host of MTV’s Decoded) gives you the tools you need in order to break free from the narratives holding you back from starting an exciting new phase in a beautiful life.

A Girl and Her Greens

A Girl and Her Greens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: April Bloomfield,JJ Goode, EdD.
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062225898
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A Girl and Her Greens by April Bloomfield,JJ Goode, EdD. Summary

From the chef, restaurant owner, and author of the critically lauded A Girl and Her Pig comes a beautiful, full-color cookbook that offers tantalizing seasonal recipes for a wide variety of vegetables, from summer standbys such as zucchini to earthy novelties like sunchokes. A Girl and Her Greens reflects the lighter side of the renowned chef whose name is nearly synonymous with nose-to-tail eating. In recipes such as Pot-Roasted Romanesco Broccoli, Onions with Sage Pesto, and Carrots with Spices, Yogurt, and Orange Blossom Water, April Bloomfield demonstrates the basic principle of her method: that unforgettable food comes out of simple, honest ingredients, an attention to detail, and a love for the sensual pleasures of cooking and eating. Written in her appealing, down-to-earth style, A Girl and Her Greens features beautiful color photography, lively illustrations, and insightful sidebars and tips on her techniques, as well as charming narratives that reveal her sources of inspiration.

The Perfect Regency Set

The Perfect Regency Set Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Annabelle Anders
Editor: Ann M Martinez
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READ THE ENTIRE SERIES! Book one: The Perfect Debutante Sweet-natured Miss Louella Rose looks to be a model debutante — but when she's arranged to marry Cameron, Marquess of Stanton, she can no longer hide the secret she's been keeping. Can their new love help her heal? An emotional historical romance. Book two: The Perfect Spinster Flirtatious attractions threaten to erupt in passion, but duty and honor forbid anything more. OLIVIA labors under no misapprehension that anything other than spinsterhood lies in her future because of one tiny flaw.... one might even call it... a curse. Until, that is, she falls for the charming but unattainable, Lord Kingsley. KINGSLEY is irresistibly intrigued by the Miss Olivia Redfield, and delights himself in their mutual provocation. In no position to promise more than a dalliance, Gabriel takes the unprecedented step of befriending a woman. Book three: The Perfect Christmas Miss Eliza Cline, a vicar's sister, has accepted her life as a quiet industrious spinster. Lord Crestwood, the dashing widowed baron, is the rogue from her past. A chance meeting at a Christmas House party presents a second chance for both of them. But Eliza must decide: has the Baron's unforgivable sin already doomed their love forever? This is a story about forgiveness. Over the course of a lifetime, a person is faced with millions of choices, some more difficult than others. And sometimes, we make the wrong ones. Book four: The Perfect Arrangement His father died before turning forty. His older brother, the original heir, turned up his toes at the age of two and thirty. And this year, his last remaining brother--and the spare--was suddenly killed in a duel. Circumstances aren't looking good for this second spare turned heir. The new duke of Warwick needs a son... And quickly! Lady Lillian has learned that men are not to be trusted--particularly dukes. So when the very handsome but dying "Mister" Masterson offers her an opportunity for lifelong independence, it seems to be the perfect arrangement. And it would have been perfect... If only she hadn't gone and fallen in love with him.

The Art of the Short Game

The Art of the Short Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stan Utley,Matthew Rudy
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 144067454X
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"The hottest instructor in golf" (Sports Illustrated) takes on old-school gurus with a far more accessible, intuitive, and innovative approach to those essential chip shots, pitches, and bunker rescues. Veteran golfers know that the secret to a lower score is a solid short game, but mastering those small strokes can be maddening—even for the pros. One of golf's most revered instructors, Stan Utley now reveals the step-by-step tactics behind his revolutionary short-game techniques in The Art of the Short Game. After introducing readers to his groundbreaking philosophy that explains why most players don't see all the shots available to them near the green, Utley moves on to shatter conventional wisdom about stance, grip, and ball position. From choosing the right clubs (including a checklist of must-haves that should always be in your bag) to spin reduction during chipping and fearless sand play, The Art of the Short Game demystifies the most aggravating shots on the links. Though Utley's primer features a full set of drills, accompanied by more than seventy-five photos, his approach is far removed from the monotonous, mechanical instruction of yesteryear. Giving a time-tested secret weapon to every golfer at every level, Utley's short-game methods turn trouble shots into triumph.

Perfect Secret Love: The Bad New Wife is a Little Sweet 1 Anthology

Perfect Secret Love: The Bad New Wife is a Little Sweet 1 Anthology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jiong Jiong You Yao
Editor: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
ISBN: 7999086711
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Perfect Secret Love: The Bad New Wife is a Little Sweet 1 Anthology by Jiong Jiong You Yao Summary

¡°How perverted is Si Ye Han's taste? He still wants me like this?¡± Waking up, she looked at her reflection in the mirror: explosive wig, tattoos, and demon-like makeup. Any normal person¡¯s eyes would burn if they looked at her for more than a second. Before her rebirth, she was in love with a different guy, so all she wanted to do was escape from Si Ye Han and hated him to his core after being locked up by him. After her rebirth, she looked differently at him, thinking that maybe he changed for the better? In the past, her mind was muddled. She let go of a stunning husband, was hurt by a scumbag and backstabber and most of all, was brainwashed by her most trusted friend. In the end, she was utterly alone. In her current lifetime, there are evil people scheming and eagerly waiting for her downfall. Sorry, but this girl won¡¯t fall for the same tricks twice!

Summer of Despair

Summer of Despair Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Murray
Editor: Susan Florentine
ISBN: 1985585464
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Summer of Despair by S. Murray Summary

A day in the country is a relaxing and soothing way to spend your time-unless you're being stalked by a serial killer whose ultimate goal is to add you to his collection of human trophies. Samantha Masters is an environmental scientist who has inherited one of the largest textile firms in the region, a business built by her father. She is also the target of an obsessed lunatic who murders and mutilates his victims. The killer then leaves a mannequin in the wilderness dressed as himself, playing an infuriating game of cat and mouse with law enforcement. Unfortunately, all the sleuthing in the world doesn't prevent Samantha from being abducted. She manages to escape after being drugged, raped, and tortured-but not before suffering two gunshot wounds. Placed in a medically induced coma, she fights for her life. When she successfully recovers, however, she makes a series of chilling discoveries that force her to reexamine who she can trust. These tightly packed plot twists make Summer of Despair an unforgettable thriller, one that causes the reader to get up and make sure the front door is securely locked.

To Form A More Perfect Union

To Form A More Perfect Union Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert A. McGuire
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195349938
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To Form A More Perfect Union by Robert A. McGuire Summary

Many important questions regarding the creation and adoption of the United States Constitution remain unresolved. Did slaveholdings or financial holdings significantly influence our Founding Fathers' stance on particular clauses or rules contained in the Constitution? Was there a division of support for the Constitution related to religious beliefs or ethnicity? Were founders from less commercial areas more likely to oppose the Constitution? To Form a More Perfect Union successfully answers these questions and offers an economic explanation for the behavior of our Founding Fathers during the nation's constitutional founding. In 1913, American historian Charles A. Beard controversially argued in his book An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States that the framers and ratifiers of the Constitution were less interested in furthering democratic principles than in advancing specific economic and financial interests. Beard's thesis eventually emerged as the standard historical interpretation and remained so until the 1950s. Since then, many constitutional and historical scholars have questioned an economic interpretation of the Constitution as being too narrow or too calculating, believing the great principles and political philosophies that motivated the Founding Fathers to be worthier subjects of study. In this meticulously researched reexamination of the drafting and ratification of our nation's Constitution, Robert McGuire argues that Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, George Mason and the other Founding Fathers did act as much for economic motives as for abstract ideals. To Form a More Perfect Union offers compelling evidence showing that the economic, financial, and other interests of the founders can account for the specific design and adoption of our Constitution. This is the first book to provide modern evidence that substantiates many of the overall conclusions found in Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation while challenging and overturning other of Beard's specific findings. To Form a More Perfect Union presents an entirely new approach to the study of the shaping of the U.S. Constitution. Through the application of economic thinking and rigorous statistical techniques, as well as the processing of vast amounts of data on the economic interests and personal characteristics of the Founding Fathers, McGuire convincingly demonstrates that an economic interpretation of the Constitution is valid. Radically challenging the prevailing views of most historians, political scientists, and legal scholars, To Form a More Perfect Union provides a wealth of new findings about the Founding Fathers' constitutional choices and sheds new light on the motivations behind the design and adoption of the United States Constitution.

A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hana Schank
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Hana Schank had never given much thought to her wedding, or even really imagined herself married, so when she found herself suddenly sporting a brand-new engagement ring she assumed planning a small, low-key wedding would be no big deal. But soon she finds herself adrift in Wedding Land, a world where all brides are expected to want to look like Cinderella, where women plan weddings with fantasy butterfly themes, where a woman's wedding is, without question, the Happiest Day of Her Life. Despite her best efforts not to become a Bridezilla, Hana finds herself transformed from a thirty-year-old woman with a 401(k) into a nearly unrecognizable version of herself as she spends weeks crafting save-the-date cards, worries about matching her cocktails to her wedding colors, and obsessively reads Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. She decides that, if she is going to follow traditions like wearing white and walking down the aisle with flowers, she at least wants to understand why. In her search she turns up interesting wedding facts: bridesmaids, for instance, were originally recruited to confuse evil spirits. Ultimately, she casts a critical eye on the $72 billion wedding industry, from the women at wedding websites who cackle over the etiquette missteps of others to wedding magazines that provide checklists of 187 tasks to plan the perfect wedding, suggesting that to have anything less is to fail as a bride, as a woman, as a wife. Part confessional memoir, part social critique, A More Perfect Union chronicles a year in Wedding Land, capturing as it does not only the stresses but the undoubted joys of becoming a bride.

Shatter the Darkness

Shatter the Darkness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Henry Miller
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Easy Street, USA. Tricia Gleason figures it originated in Frisco, Colorado. No fuss, no sweat, no worry: the combination for a smooth summer. All set to be a summer intern minister following her first seminary year, she would not be challenged as she was to read Sunday worship scripture, teach church youth to fly-cast and visit hospitals when asked. That changed with one sentence, Tricia, forgot to tell you, but my wife and I are leaving Frisco for the summer; youre in charge. She could only stare. You cant be serious. The minister was. Before she could think or count to ten Tricia is THE SUMMER MINISTER IN FRISCO, COLORADOto preach each Sunday, to coordinate all church activities and handle any surprise events. She wonders if she and her fly rod will ever have a relationship. The surprises are like fire-crackers exploding. Happens fasta church college student is arrested for armed robbery of a 7/11, is harassed at his university and then disappears. A couple in the church are found, deader than dead according to the county sheriff. Figures it is murder/suicide. Church members rant Tricia only works three hours a week on Sunday morningscan never find her during the week. The minister comes back earlier than he said, but not to take over. Comes back to defend sexual misconduct charges. And, as Tricia learns, that isnt even a glimpse into other ways of ministry. The county sheriff and detective ask her help. They know she has solved murders before. Shed rather put on a fishing hat but it doesnt happen enough. Soon discovers no suicide but a double-murder. Tricia has hunches but they are a cul-de-sac, leading in circles. When the who murdered this couple is learned, down deep Tricia isnt sure. And then, the one arrested states, Do you think I did this by myself? Well, folks, guess again. Tricia thought it was musing about another. She was wrong. So wrong. And, in it all she never finds Easy Street in Frisco, Colorado.

Christmas in Snowflake Canyon

Christmas in Snowflake Canyon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: RaeAnne Thayne
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Holiday gifts don't always come in expected packages…especially in the town of Hope's Crossing. No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiancé has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself. Genevieve's salvation appears in the most unlikely of prospects: Dylan Caine, a sexy, wounded war vet whose life is as messy as hers. Dylan's struggling to adjust after his time in Afghanistan, and the last thing he needs is a spoiled socialite learning about the real world for the first time. True, she may have unexpected depths and beauty to match. But he knows he could never be the man she needs…and she knows he could never be the man she thinks she wants. So why are they each hoping that a Christmas miracle willl prove them both wrong? Hope's Crossing Book 1: Blackberry Summer Book 2: Woodrose Mountain Book 3: Sweet Laurel Falls Book 4: Currant Creek Valley Book 5: Willowleaf Lane Book 6: Christmas in Snowflake Canyon Book 7: Wild Iris Ridge

Be the Voice

Be the Voice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shyama Kumari Rajan
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Descriptive and colorful, Be the Voice captures northern Indian political situations in the latter half of the twentieth century.- Foreword Clarion Reviews It is 1947 and the Radcliffe Line is being drawn between India and Pakistan. In northern India, anti-Pakistan sentiment is at an emotional peak. Kamla is just one of the babies born during this time who are hearing freedom songs instead of lullabies. Kamla is just a few months old when India gains independence from British rule. Though born and raised free among riches, Kamla's life soon transforms at the crossroads of her teen years. As her behavior turns slightly rebellious, several of Kamla's friends are married off as teenage brides, leaving her lonely at times. While engaged in muddy traditions, Kamla remains determined to excel in school and become a teacher. Even when she realizes existing social norms of independent India contrast with her dreams of freedom, Kamla still does not give up on achieving a fulfilled life. But will it be enough as suffering begins to overshadow everything? In this story inspired by true events, a girl born at the dawn of India's independence must battle to achieve a bright future and a life free of oppression, despite the odds stacked against her.

In Search of Shipki La

In Search of Shipki La Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Pollard
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When a young American draft dodger from the Vietnam War disappears, his anxious parents seek the help of a Buffalo NY investigation company. The last coded postcard they received from their son indicated that he was hiding out in Afghanistan. The investigator photographs two bearded American young men camped in Kabul arguing with a better dressed Englishman, but neither is the missing son. The trail goes cold. Thirty-five years later a Western Australian friend of the widowed mother uncovers the names of an Australian couple who were camped in Kabul at the time and might be able to provide clues to the young man’s disappearance. The search is renewed, taking the investigators to Pakistan, the Indian Himalayas, the red-light area of Bangkok, and to neighbouring Laos.

Hope's Crossing Collection Volume 2

Hope's Crossing Collection Volume 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: RaeAnne Thayne
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New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s Hope Crossing series has all the warmth and hopefulness her fans have come to love. Enjoy books 5-7 in a collection for the first time! Willowleaf Lane Candy shop owner Charlotte Caine knows temptation. But willpower doesn’t come so easily when hell-raiser Spencer Gregory comes back to Hope’s Crossing, bringing with him memories of broken promises and teen angst. Now everything about Spencer’s new-and-improved lifestyle, from his mission to build a rehab facility for injured veterans to his clear devotion to his preteen daughter, Peyton, touches Charlotte’s heart. Holding on to past hurt is her only protection against falling for him—again. But if she takes the risk, will she find in Spencer a hometown heartbreaker, or the hero she’s always wanted? Christmas in Snowflake Canyon No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. She had everything money could buy until she discovered her fiancé two-timing her. Now, she’s left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her father or find a means to support herself. The last thing Dylan Caine needs is a spoiled socialite learning about the real world for the first time, even if she has unexpected depths. But he knows he could never be the man she needs and she knows he could never be the man she wants. So why are they hoping that a Christmas miracle will prove them both wrong? Wild Iris Ridge Lucy Drake and Brendan Caine have only one thing in common. And it’s likely to tear them apart. Because it was Brendan’s late wife, Jessie—and Lucy’s best friend—who’d brought them together in the first place. And since Jessie’s passing, Brendan’s been distracted by his two little ones…and the memory of an explosive kiss with Lucy years before his marriage. Now that Lucy’s back in Hope’s Crossing, she figures seeing Brendan Caine again is no big deal. After all, she’d managed to resist the handsome fire chief once before, but clearly the embers of their attraction are still smoldering….

Perfect Little Worlds

Perfect Little Worlds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clifford Mae Henderson
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Lucy can’t hold the secret any longer. Twenty-six years ago, her sister did the unthinkable. Portland, Oregon, 1989: Lucy Mustin, living somewhat happily, pumping out wedding cakes for starry-eyed heterosexuals while she, a lesbian, can’t legally marry, is called upon to travel to Santa Cruz to help her autistic sister, Alice, care for their Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother. She knew the call was coming sooner or later. She’d just hoped it would be later. Mother issues. The possibility that resolution might be lost to dementia is a heartbreak she doesn’t feel like feeling. Santa Cruz, California, one week later: a trip to the family bakery ups the ante tenfold when the Loma Prieta/World Series Earthquake, racking up a whopping 7.1 on the Richter scale, traps the sisters below ground. There, Alice reminds Lucy of a promise made to their mother many years ago, a promise she plans to keep.

Faking Perfect

Faking Perfect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebecca Phillips
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Between a love triangle and parent problems, a teenage girl learns the importance of loyalty and friendship over appearances in this coming-of-age story. When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High’s resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules: 1. Avoid her at school. 2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together. 3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben. Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect? “Edgy and honest, Faking Perfect is the real thing.” —Huntley Fitzpatrick “Poignant . . . An honest look at the courage and strength it can often take simply to be yourself.” —Julianna Scott, author of The Holders

Forbidden Places

Forbidden Places Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Penny Vincenzi
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Forbidden Places is Penny Vincenzi¹s 8th riveting family drama and is about love and marriage, families and secrets, and about wartime and what it does to every accepted social value.

No One But You

No One But You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Maiorisi
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Having been abandoned on her wedding day, bestselling novelist Lily Alexander is understandably cautious about dating again. Wealthy tech entrepreneur and notorious playgirl Robin DiLuca, on the other hand, loves to date. She just doesn’t do commitment. When beautiful blond Lily and handsome butch Robin lock eyes across a crowded bar, the current flowing between this unlikely pair is more electrifying than anything either has felt before. Thus begins a long and sultry dance that will lead them to the altar and the promise of the perfect future. But when the premature birth of their baby awakens horrendous secrets from Robin’s long-repressed past, she believes the only way to protect Lily and their daughter is to leave. Her decision devastates both women and all those who love them. Can Robin’s unexpected encounter with a stranger on a beach be the catalyst for healing these two shattered hearts?

Familiar Faces, Less Familiar Stories

Familiar Faces, Less Familiar Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Debaprasad Mukherjee
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I am a thief. While travelling through a rather longish journey of life, I was fortunate enough to come across a variety of characters. There were moments with them that were worth stealing. I have stolen them and preserved carefully in a sacred corner of my heart. Now the time has come when it looks selfish that I have failed to share my treasure with the masses in general and the connoisseurs in particular. While going through the book, you are sure to come across the characters that you encounter in day-to-day life. All of them have a story. Some of these strike a chord in you. These are the things you preserve and that is reflected in you as well. Feelings are precious and make a permanent impression which you carry forward. This is the essence of literature. While I said this, there is no claim from my side that the works are of great literary value. It is my humble endeavour to share my stolen treasure with you so that I am no more tagged as selfish. There are eleven short stories in this collection. The characters belong to different walks of life, and are mostly commoners; like you and me. But do the commoners not have uncommon stories? My success depends on whether you enjoy the stories. It is after all, the enjoyment that matters.

Perfect Wives

Perfect Wives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emma Hannigan
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'A wonderful, magical storyteller' Cathy Kelly. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy, a heartwarming novel of love, friendship and coming home from the Irish bestseller... When actress Jodi Ludlum returns to the Dublin village of Bakers Valley to raise her young son, she's determined to shield him from the media glare that follows her in LA. But coming home means leaving her husband behind - and waking old ghosts... Francine Hennessy was born and raised in Bakers Valley. To all appearances, she is the model wife, mother, home-maker and career woman. But, behind closed doors, Francine's life is crumbling around her. As Jodi struggles to conceal her secrets and Francine faces some shocking news, the two become unlikely confidants. Suddenly having the perfect life seems less important than finding friendship, and the perfect place to belong...

Because I Said So

Because I Said So Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dawn Meehan
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Yes, there are times when it’s appropriate to reason with your child, to patiently and eloquently explain why he or she needs to do as you ask. You might present convincing arguments like “Because it makes you strong”; “Because it will keep you safe”; “Because it’s good for you”; “Because it’s bad for you.” But there are times when the only thing that really makes sense is . . . “Because I said so!!” This book is a hilarious, honest romp through motherhood—the joys, the sleeplessness, the frazzled days, the unending carpooling, the in-house refereeing, the dieting (yeah, right), the worrying—and did we say, the joy? Here’s what some of that joy looks like—with excerpts straight from the book: • I tried to do the Buns of Steel video, but quickly realized that it wasn’t intended for people who have buns of pudding. • I felt like my head might explode. I kind of hoped it would so I could take a nice, peaceful ambulance ride out of there. • I was a little at a loss. I mean, those parenting books don’t tell you how to break up a fight over an imaginary friend. • Moms aren’t allowed to get sick more than one day a year. Single moms aren’t allowed to get sick ever. • Before you have children you can’t imagine yourself saying things like “Don’t put chocolate milk in your pants,” “Take the hot dog out of your nose,” or “Because I said so!” If you’re a mom-to-be or a mom in the trenches, you’ll love knowing that you’re not the only one out there who sometimes just figures it out as you go along—and sometimes can’t figure it out at all. But in the end, Dawn has these words of encouragement just for you: “Enjoy this time. Even when they make you crazy, these are the best days of your life.” And they really are, aren’t they?

50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior

50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Todd Whitaker,Annette Breaux
Editor: Routledge
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New from best-selling authors Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges is a must-read reference for teachers, both new and experienced! In a lively and engaging style, Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker share 50 simple, straightforward techniques for improving student behavior and increasing student cooperation, participation, and achievement. Each practical, well-defined strategy can be applied in classrooms of all grade levels and subjects. Strategies include: How to make students more responsible How to nip potential problems in the bud Learning what to overlook Establishing classroom rules and procedures Teaching in small bites (It makes students hungrier!) As student behavior improves, so too will the quality of learning in your classroom. With this book, you can begin to introduce a host of new strategies into your teaching practice today! Companion Study Guide Available

Servant of the Bones

Servant of the Bones Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Rice
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030757590X
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In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the Bones. He is ghost, genii, demon, angel--pure spirit made visible. He pours his heart out to us as he journeys from an ancient Babylon of royal plottings and religious upheavals to Europe of the Black Death and on to the modern world. There he finds himself, amidst the towers of Manhattan, in confrontation with his own human origins and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction.

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