Author: Amanda Prowse
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Everybody needs a little love in their lives... Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year. But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past – especially when, for the first time in her life, she has finally fallen in love... From bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is a story about love, loss and lies – and finding happiness before it's too late.
Author: Emjae Edwards
Publisher: Boss Bean
How much would you sacrifice for love? If you had the power to protect someone you loved, even if it meant he'd hate you forever, would you?
Author: Levi Benkert,Candy Chand
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Levi Benkert was playing with his children in the park when he received an urgent phone call from a friend asking him to drop everything and fly to Ethiopia to help organize a rescue orphanage for children destined to be murdered as part of a tribal superstition known as “mingi killings.” Moved by his friend’s story, Levi packed his bags and left for what he thought would be a short two-week trip. But upon meeting the children, Levi knew there was no turning back. Six weeks later, Levi, his wife, Jessie, and their three young children sold their home and all their belongings and relocated to Ethiopia indefinitely. No Greater Love documents Levi’s journey—from the challenges he faced establishing and running the orphanage to finding adoptive homes for the children.
Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Die vierzehnjährige Alma wurde nach der Hauptfigur eines Romans benannt. Leo Gursky hatte den Text als junger Mann in Polen geschrieben, für seine große Liebe Alma. Nun lebt er als einsamer alter Mann in New York. Er weiß nicht, dass das Buch den Holocaust überstanden hat. Bis die junge Alma sich auf die Suche nach ihm macht. «Bezaubernd, zärtlich und sehr originell.» (J. M. Coetzee) «Ein großartiger Roman.» (Spiegel) «Dies ist ein gewaltiges Buch, das unser müdes Herz erfrischt. Nicole Krauss sei gepriesen dafür.» (Colum McCann) «Einfach anfangen zu lesen. Es ist wunderbar.» (Stern) «Ein außergewöhnlicher Roman, lebensprall, klug und poetisch, von eigenwilligem Charme, staunenswerter Anschaulichkeit und gesegnet mit einem zärtlichen Humor.» (FAZ)
A feel-good romance from the #1 bestselling author of My Husband's Wife
Author: Amanda Prowse
Publisher: Head of Zeus
As a child, Meg always dreamed of the perfect Christmas... This year, she can make it come true for her own little boy. There will be turkey and all the trimmings, a glittering tree, and a stocking hung up by a roaring fire. Who cares if there's no devoted husband in the picture? She and Lucas will be just fine on their own. But then a chance meeting with a stranger in New York unravels everything she's planned. Will Meg finally get everything she wished for? Or will she be alone this Christmas after all?
Heart Advice on Bringing Happiness to Ourselves and Our World
Author: Moh Hardin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
In the Buddhist tradition, love is not just a feeling but a way of being present with ourselves and others. This book offers practical advice on how to cultivate love, how to deepen it, and how to let it flower in our lives. We may feel great love for our partners, our children, and our friends, but how do we put that love into action so that others are nurtured by it? And what about loving ourselves? How can we develop greater self-acceptance and self-compassion? Meditation teacher Moh Hardin offers key insights and practices from the Buddhist tradition for deepening our relationships and finding true fulfillment in our lives. Topics include: • Simple Buddhist practices for awakening the heart • How and why to become your own best friend • Finding freedom from destructive patterns in relationships • Listening and speaking with love • Loving and letting go Hardin ultimately introduces the inspiring idea of becoming a "bodhisattva warrior," a person who commits to living open-heartedly and working to ease the suffering of the world. Written with unusual clarity, simplicity, and warmth, this little book contains a wealth of wisdom and guidance that could change your life.
Author: Ann McDeed
Publisher: a-argus books
Category: Family & Relationships
This is the story of my husband's slow decline into complete physical dependency and mental distress during the last two and a half years of his life.The times he remembers who I am, the times he even forgets who he is. The funny things he does or says, always the big tease; the times he is aware of his dementia and cries in torment of his helplessness.
A 90-Day Devotional to Strengthen Your Marriage
Author: Russ Rice,Brad Silverman,Lisa Guest
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Which road are you on for your marriage—yours or God’s? Inspired by the heartwarming movie No Greater Love, executive producer Russ Rice and co-writer and director Brad Silverman have created this 90-day devotional for couples to help husbands and wives dig deeper into the mystery of marriage, addressing what it means to truly love your spouse in the sacrificial and unconditional way God loves us. Each devotion invites couples to keep God at the center of their relationship, to improve their communication skills, and to strengthen their commitment to each other. Topics include commitment, trust, truth, forgiveness, reconciliation, and more. Each devotion offers a real-life snapshot from marriage, questions for discussion, and action points. A couple’s marriage will not be the same after these ninety days. Why? Because there is no greater love between two people than a love grounded in and empowered by God’s love. Foreward by Dennis Rainey. "This book is an action plan for having the kind of marriage that stands strong when the storms of life come. A marriage that provides your family with a stable, healthy home. And above all else, a marriage that honors and glorifies God." --Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife
Author: Ars Edition
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
When it comes to the great mystery of love, we all have many questions. Will I ever meet the love of my life? Is the one I'm with the one for me? With beautiful simplicity, The Little Love Oracle reveals all the answers to the questions of your heart. Where do we find the answers to our questions de l'amour? Philosophers say that the answers lie within ourselves. But when it comes to love, it's sometimes difficult to know our innermost thoughts and feelings. The Little Love Oracle can help provide you with a boost in the right direction. It's simple to use: close your eyes and ask a question while holding the closed book in your hands; concentrate on your question and flip the book's pages through your fingers; when the time feels right, stop. The page you've stopped on holds your answer. The answer may be, "It is true without doubt," or "Wait and see," or any of 225 different possibilities. You provide the interpretation. And of course, you can repeat the question as often as necessary. Use it alone or with your sweetheart to put those nagging questions to rest and find peace of mind and heart.
A New Reading of the 1441 Latin Autograph Manuscript
Author: Thomas (à Kempis),William C. Creasy
Publisher: Mercer University Press
The Imitation of Christ has appeared in more editions and in more languages than any other book except the Bible. Samuel Johnson once remarked to Bowell that it “must be a good book, as the world has opened its arms to receive it.” Others have praised it as well, including Thomas Carlyle, George Eliot, Thomas De Quincey, and Matthew Arnold. Among the religious, St. Ignatius Loyola translated it, and Pope John Paul I was said to have been reading it the night that he died. It has been standard fare in religious training and personal devotion for centuries. Yet today, few people know the Imitation and those who do more often than not think it hopelessly out of date, a pre-Vatican II relic, full of contempt for the world and self-loathing. It is a curious state of affairs, and one that reveals more about a contemporary audience's response to the book than it does about the book itself. When a contemporary reader encounters a line such as “this is the highest wisdom: through contempt of the world to aspire to the kingdom of heaven,” his response is a very different one from that of a fifteenth- or nineteenth-century reader. For an “uninformed response” (as Stanley Fish would say) to the contemptus mundi theme, the reader must draw deeply on a vast complex of literary, linguistic, historical, and theological knowledge. Creasy's translation of the Imitation strives to recreate a text that provides an analogous experience to that of the fifteenth-century reader. Relying heavily on reader-response theory, he incorporates an “informed reader's” response into the text itself. Where possible, the text echoes both the deep structure and the surface structure of the Latin—even to the point of replicating sentence structures and rhetorical devices while avoiding any distortion of the reader's experience. Although the language and style of his translation has been crafted for modern readers, the fervor and power of the original text have not been lost. This translation will undoubtedly bring The Imitation of Christ a new generation of readers.
Author: Kasey Michaels
Publisher: Kasey Michaels
From New York Times bestselling romance author Kasey Michaels comes the first in her LOVE IN THE REGENCY series. Jack Coltrane grew up with his father's red-haired tomboy ward Meredith Fairfax chasing after him, always begging to tag along in his adventures during the years they resided at Coltrane House. Jack was variously annoyed, flattered, and as the years passed and childhood faded, both he and Merry sensed a slow change in their relationship. Friendship, blossoming into love. Love for each other, and a combined love for Coltrane House, fast falling into disrepair by his neglectful father. But one day the estate would be his, and Jack and Merry would make it beautiful again, raise their children there, and live happily ever after. Theirs was the perfect dream, until Jack's father took him aside to tell him something that sent his son fleeing from Coltrane House, away from Merry, perhaps never to return. Ah, love... why is it never easy? Oh...and then there's Jack's quite singular friend from America, and possibly a pair of matchmaking ghosts. Ghosts? Well, certainly - why not? Everyone loves a happy ending! **For a limited time, get two free books from Kasey > bit.ly/kaseymichaels (just copy and paste into your browser)**
Author: Nina Bawden
Publisher: Hachette UK
By the author of "Circles of Deceit" and "Tortoise by Candlelight", this novel shows the fragility of a family's equilibrium. Three children live with their mother and are happy in the love of their stepfather. The arrival of an aunt and the adolescent worries of the girls sets up tensions.
Author: Lisa N. Aldridge - Jones
For years, I prayed for a closer walk with God. My answer was the Scripture, “to whom much is given, much is required.” Some may view this implied responsibility as a tempting invitation to become complacent, but I beg to differ. In fact, I declared it as His Vision Statement for my family. It’s Godly wisdom to get a vision and make it plain. Therefore, I knew it was a wise decision. I wanted more of Him and no enemy in hell was going to stop me, and He knew it. For this journey to be effective, “The Flesh” had to remain in restraints with the Holy Spirit in possession of the key. During the initial assignment, I quickly learned, there was “No Room for Doubt.” At this level, He put an end to child’s play –or, as we refer to it as, the baby Christian stage, and opened the door to grown folks business. Proper ID was required of me to enter this level, and upon entrance, per Him, my beauty would be my weapon and the words out of my mouth were His prophesy. More often than I can recall, He sent me on special assignments that were to take place for, “Forty Days and Forty Nights” with very strict rules. To activate each assignment, I had to, “Heed, Discern and Respond” to His voice. As I continued on my journey- and reached a point where I needed more, as promised, He blessed me with a fresh anointing along with an elevation in both the Spiritual and the natural. As you will see, God gave me specific directions to reach true intimacy with Him. As I share with you some of my journey, I invite you to take Him out the box and seek His intimate place and purpose for your life so that He’s able to give you specific instructions for your life as well.
Author: J. Morgan
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing In
Alejandra Montoya is on the trail of the man who killed her parents. Love never figured into it. Then, she met Eli Ravell, or tried to kill him more precisely. Against her better judgment, she allows him to drag her into an adventure seeped in all the things she has sworn to destroy. Namely, a butt load of Vampires and things that she didn't even know existed.Now, she finds herself falling from one near death experience to another. Somewhere along the way she's discovered her life might not be the only thing she has to lose. Every minute she spends with Eli brings her one step closer to losing her heart.