"A smartly written romance, mystery and historical adventure all wrapped up in a page-turner that will have you guessing until the very end." – Adena Halpern, author of The Ten Best Days of My Life Three years after her husband Max's death, Shelley feels no more adjusted to being a widow than she did that first terrible day. That is, until the doorbell rings. Standing on her front step is a young man who looks so much like Max--same smile, same eyes, same age, same adorable bump in his nose--he could be Max's long-lost relation. He introduces himself as Paolo, an Italian editor of American coffee table books, and shows Shelley some childhood photos. Paolo tells her that the man in the photos, the bearded man who Paolo says is his grandfather though he never seems to age, is Max. Her Max. And he is alive and well. As outrageous as Paolo's claims seem--how could her husband be alive? And if he is, why hasn't he looked her up?--Shelley desperately wants to know the truth. She and Paolo jet across the globe to track Max down--if it is really Max. Along the way, Shelley recounts the European package tour where they had met. As she relives Max's stories of bloody Parisian barricades, medieval Austrian kitchens, and buried Roman boathouses, Shelley begins to piece together the story of who her husband was and what these new revelations mean for her "happily ever after." And as she and Paolo get closer to the truth, Shelley discovers that not all stories end where they are supposed to.
The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney s Animation Studio
Author: Don Hahn
Publisher: Disney Editions
BEFORE EVER AFTER is a compilation of never-before-seen lecture notes from classes that were held in preparation for the production of Snow White. Walt knew that to fulfill his once-impossible dream of crafting a feature-length animated film,he had to establish an on-campus art school for his staff. He hand-picked Don Graham, a respected instructor from the Chouinard Art Institute, to hold classes on entertainment, drawing, and acting and was also innovative enough to document the thought process behind the nascent art form of feature animation.Guest lecturers included Frank Lloyd Wright who spoke about art philosophy and USC psychology professor Dr. Boris Morkovin who talked about humor. Previously unseen outside of the Disney studios, these lecture notes contain the wisdom behind the artistry that audiences generation after generation have come to appreciate in Snow White, and this wisdom also provided the artistic foundation for many films to come.
Beautiful, educated and career-driven Nikki Washington is living the single life and loving every bit of it. She is the epitome of the independent woman. It's no secret that she's been hurt in the past, and those around her feel that she is hiding behind her career to divert love. Although she has reservations about giving love a chance again, she is more convinced that she's only holding out for Mr. Right. She believes that she has a long way to go before she gets to her happily ever after. Life throws her a curveball when she meets Jamison Cooper. He is as suave as he is sexy. His swag and southern boy charm combined with his go-getter attitude threaten to sweep Nikki off her feet! Will she continue to shun love or can Jamison open her eyes to the possibilities of ever after?
Instead of hopeless, I'd much rather view myself as a "hopeful" romantic. In a culture where happily-ever-afters and ladies-in-waiting seem only to be figments of myths and legends, what does a woman do with her longing for an extraordinary love story? Searching for Happily-Ever-After reveals a genuine account of one young lady's quest to wait with God and the breathtaking love story she found there. Amber Gallagher uses humorous and compelling narratives of struggle and triumph as she uncovers how God taught her to be a "lady" in waiting. Hear from this hopeful romantic's heart as she shares valuable life lessons on how you can: Fall in Love with Your First Love Find the Treasure in Singleness Determine God's Dreams for You Become the Woman You Long to Be Be A Part of Your Love Story...Long Before Your Prince Ever Comes Get ready to be inspired and equipped for the adventure that awaits. Instead of wishing the time away, you will learn how to enjoy the journey and to find every ounce of treasure it contains as you discover the truth about Happily-Ever-After.
'Katie Piper has an attitude to life that can make anything bearable. She's a hero' MARIAN KEYES The heartbreaking, inspiring and uplifting story of Katie Piper's journey from recovery to new beginnings, motherhood and finding love. Since the rape and acid attack that left her disfigured, Katie Piper has rebuilt her life one piece at a time. Katie shares her experiences as her life changed in ways she never thought possible. Behind her brave face and public success, Katie's story is as heartbreaking as inspirational, as she faced medical procedures, terrifying flashbacks and fears for the future. But as Katie found her Prince Charming - and became a mother against the odds - she experienced both the wonder and anxiety of starting a new, loving family. You will both smile and cry as you join Katie on her highs and lows. With her trademark warmth, honesty and courage, Katie Piper takes you by the hand through her story, showing that no matter how lost you feel in life, you are never alone. Join Katie this December on her journey to confidence in her new book: CONFIDENCE: THE SECRET 'We could all take a leaf out of Katie's book. She has overcome more than anyone else I know' CHERYL 'Katie is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met' SIMON COWELL
Seventeen-year-old Sarah Johnson is a teenage girl looking for love and the classic fairy tale, Cinderella ending. Once she thinks she has found it, her world, hopes, and dreams are shattered until she realizes that the love she was searching for has been pursuing her the entire time.
Translated plus Critical Commentary by Harry S. May
Author: J. Hacohen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
There were several compelling reasons which prompted me to undertake the work of translating and commenting upon the Vale of Tears by Joseph of all, those of Hacohen, the sixteenth century physician and historian. First us who have been teaching in the area of the Middle Ages have noticed over the past several years a distinct upsurge of interest in the field. Consequently, a number of Medieval Institutes, non-denominational in character and attached to major universitites, have sprung up all over the United States trying once more to relate themselves to that age which witnessed - among other things - the unparalleled struggle between two power complexes, the Church and the State. Scholars will also have to consider the Jewish Middle Ages, interconnected with the Christian Middle Ages, which lasted much longer and far beyond the Renaissance in Europe. Most of them tended to gloss over this aspect of Western Civilization which found the Jew in the juggernaut between these two powers. Students of all faiths, ecumenically oriented and truthful to the point of self-abasement are now ready, without a sense of embarrassment, to discuss this long bleak period in the history of European man, where greed, envy, suspicion and religious fanaticism had triumphed over reason and piety. Yet, beyond all of this, there was another consideration which guided me in doing this tedious and often frustrating work: the knowledge of Hebrew has been on the decline in this country.