As Long as We Both Shall Live

As Long as We Both Shall Live
Author: JoAnn Chaney
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250076403
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Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Unputdownable....This novel is anything but predictable. The female characters are forces of nature, and the plot twists are deliciously demented, a la Gone Girl and Big Little Lies.” —People You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them... As Long As We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney’s wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong, a marriage with lots of secrets... “My wife! I think she’s dead!” Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren’t hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident. But Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt. Detectives Loren and Spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer. They dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, it’s got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s tough to rip yourself free. So what happens when you’re done making it work?

As Long As We Both Shall Live

As Long As We Both Shall Live
Author: Joann Chaney
Pages: 416
ISBN: 150982426X
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Release: 2020-05-28
Editor: Pan
Language: en

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As Long As We Both Shall Live

As Long As We Both Shall Live
Author: JoAnn Chaney
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781760784447
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Mantle
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What happens when you're really, truly done making your marriage work? As Long As We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney's wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong . . . 'My wife! I think she's dead!' Matt frantically tells park rangers, as he explains that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren't hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It's a tragic accident. But when police discover Matt's first wife also died in suspicious circumstances, they have a lot more questions for him. Is Matt a grieving husband, or a cold-blooded killer? Detectives Loren and Spengler dig into the couple's lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love's got teeth, it's got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it's tough to rip yourself free. So what happens when you're done making it work? PRAISE FOR AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE "Chaney grabs readers with her opening line: 'If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail.'... Marriage laid bare, with a riveting account of evasion and pursuit--and a zinger of a coda." Booklist, starred review "Chaney alternates past and present, creating an unbearably urgent narrative, and she has a shockingly firm grasp on the barbs and ennui of long-term marriage. A perfectly paced, shock-studded chiller from an author to watch." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

As Long as We Both Shall Live

As Long as We Both Shall Live
Author: Gary Smalley
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781459625631
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Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Everyone has expectations, but not everyone acknowledges them. In marriage, unrecognized expectations can be especially dangerous - when couples expect each other to be and act a certain way without communicating their assumptions, disappointment is never too far away. Now, relationship expert Gary Smalley and his pastor and friend Ted Cunningham show couples how to defuse the ticking bomb of unrealistic expectations and arm their marriage with healthy communication and honest intimacy. As Long as We Both Shall Live will help couples acknowledge their unexpressed assumptions, understand one another's genuine needs and talk openly about their hopes and desires. Women and men will find the tools they need to build lasting and loving marriages.

What You Don t Know

What You Don t Know
Author: JoAnn Chaney
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250075543
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Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Superb characters, sparkling dialogue, and a gripping, terrifying plot, plus flashes of humor to boot; JoAnn Chaney's What You Don't Know has it all." --Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers He didn’t take their lives -- but he ruined them. The final victims of an infamous serial killer may be the ones he didn’t kill. Hoskins cracked the case of one of the most infamous serial killers -- and then it cracked him. He’s in cold cases, as is his career. Sammie was the lead reporter who broke the story, but now she’s selling makeup at the mall. She wants back on page 1. Gloria claims she was the unsuspecting wife. She didn’t know a thing. And as new murders shake Denver, this is a final chance to get their lives back.

As Long as We Both Shall Love

As Long as We Both Shall Love
Author: Karen M. Dunak
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780814760444
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Release: 2013-08-30
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In As Long as We Both Shall Love, Karen M. Dunak provides a nuanced history of the American wedding and its celebrants. Blending an analysis of film, fiction, advertising, and prescriptive literature with personal views from letters, diaries, essays, and oral histories, Dunak demonstrates the ways in which the modern wedding epitomizes a diverse and consumerist culture and aims to reveal an ongoing debate about the power of peer culture, media, and the marketplace in America. Instructor's Guide

For As Long As We Both Shall Live

For As Long As We Both Shall Live
Author: Thomas R. Fritts
Pages: 224
ISBN: 038076928X
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Release: 1993-09-01
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We have come together to share in the joy and celebration of a marriage ... Here is the guide that will help you design the wedding ceremony that is perfect for you. Complete with all kinds of options for both traditional and nontraditional weddings, it includes all the basic parts of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish ceremonies as well as ideas for readings from the Old and New Testaments and from Hebrew Scriptures, as well as from the works of writers and poets. In addition to the familiar traditional vows, you'll find personalized promises written by the bride and groom. Also included are services appropriate for interfaith marriages and passages that include families and children from previous marriages. In addition, you'll find valuable guidance on all aspects of wedding planning, including where to hold the ceremony, music, customs and traditions, wedding etiquette, and more.

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780061804816
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the self-centered, teenaged Rachel; shrewd adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility. Dancing between the dark comedy of human failings and the breathtaking possibilities of human hope, The Poisonwood Bible possesses all that has distinguished Barbara Kingsolver's previous work, and extends this beloved writer's vision to an entirely new level. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers.

Till Death Do Us Part

Till Death Do Us Part
Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307548092
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Release: 2009-01-16
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nothing in April Lancaster's future seems certain as she battles a brain tumor that doctors say is inoperable. The hospital is the last place she would expect to find love - until she meets Mark Gianni. Mark is handsome and charming, and he also has terminal Cystic Fibrosis. Despite initial reservations, the two quickly fall in love and plan to spend the rest of their lives together...no matter how long that may be. When a sudden accident aggravates Mark's condition, April must make a decision that will change the course of her life forever. This is a heartbreaking story by bestselling author Lurlene McDaniel that is perfect for fans of The Fault in Our Stars.

From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward
Author: Craig Groeschel,Amy Groeschel
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780310337485
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Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shouldn't there be more to marriage than flipping a coin to see if it will last? Is it possible to grow more in love with the person you've committed your life to? Would you like to guarantee that your marriage will last? Craig and Amy Groeschel offer singles pursuing marriage and couples at all stages of marriage five commitments to fail proof their marriage, From This Day Forward.

As Long As We Both Shall Eat

As Long As We Both Shall Eat
Author: Claire Stewart
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781442257146
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Release: 2017-04-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As Long as we Both Shall Eat is a culinary history of wedding feasts. Examining the various food customs associated with weddings in America and around the world, Claire Stewart not only provides a rich account of the foods most loved and frequently served at wedding celebrations, she also offers a glimpse into the customs and celebrations themselves, as they are experienced in the West and in various other cultures. She sheds light on the historical and contemporary significance of wedding food, and explores patterns of the varieties of conspicuous consumption linked to American wedding feasts in particular. There are stories of celebrity excess, and the book is peppered with accounts of lavish strange-but-true wedding tales. The antics of wealthy socialites and celebrities is a topic rich for exploration, and the telling of their exploits can be used to track the fads and changes in conventional and contemporary wedding feasts and celebrations. From cocktail hours to wedding cakes, showers to brunches, the food we enjoy to celebrate the joining of life partners helps bring us together, no matter our differences. Readers are treated to a tasty trip down the aisle in this entertaining and lively account of nuptial noshing.

Tell Me Everything

Tell Me Everything
Author: Cambria Brockman
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781984817228
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Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A compulsive page-turner with shades of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History peopled by a new generation.”—Catherine Steadman, New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY GOOD HOUSEKEEPING In her first weeks at Hawthorne College, Malin is swept up into a tight-knit circle that will stick together through all four years. There’s Gemma, an insecure theater major from London; John, a tall, handsome, wealthy New Englander; Max, John’s cousin, a shy pre-med major; Khaled, a wisecracking prince from Abu Dhabi; and Ruby, a beautiful art history major. But Malin isn’t like the rest of her friends. She’s an expert at hiding her troubled past. She acts as if she shares the preoccupations of those around her—dating, partying—all while using her extraordinary insight to detect their deepest vulnerabilities and weaknesses. By Senior Day, on the cusp of graduation, Malin’s secrets—and those of her friends—are revealed. While she scrambles to maintain her artfully curated image, her missteps set in motion a devastating chain of events that ends in a murder. And as fragile relationships hang in the balance and close alliances shift, Malin must test the limits of what she’s capable of to stop the truth from coming out. In a mesmerizing novel that peels back the innumerable layers of a seductive protagonist, debut author Cambria Brockman brings to life an entrancing story of friendship, heartbreak, and betrayal. Praise for Tell Me Everything “Gripping . . . Brockman paints an unnerving portrait of the power people hold over one another—especially as they blur the line between protective and obsessive.”—Time “At once a complex thriller and antihero origin story, Cambria Brockman’s riveting debut is a true page-turner.”—Lisa Lutz, New York Times bestselling author of the Spellman series and The Passenger “Cambria Brockman’s dark and twisty Tell Me Everything is an impressive debut, a complicated and compelling novel of psychological suspense that deftly explores the questions of how well we know our friends and of whom we can trust.”—Karen Dionne, author of the international bestseller The Marsh King’s Daughter

Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780356509488
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A TAUT, CLEVER THRILLER THAT LEFT ME UTTERLY BEREFT WHEN I'D FINISHED. IT'S A MASTERPIECE' Louise Jensen, bestselling author of The Sister From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust . . . THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme. And when her alter-ego takes control, the consequences are devastating. Someone Like Me is the intoxicating new thriller from the phenomenal M. R. Carey. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde tale, think Gone Girl meets Stephen King - but you won't have read anything quite like this before . . . Praise for M. R. Carey: 'An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down' Laini Taylor 'Carey writes with compassion and fire' Lauren Beukes 'Enigmatic and utterly gripping' Harper's Bazaar 'Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds' Elle 'Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human . . . a jewel' Joss Whedon 'Original, thrilling and powerful' Guardian 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one' Martina Cole

When Happily Ever After Ends

When Happily Ever After Ends
Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780307776273
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Release: 2010-10-27
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Campbell knew her father had been troubled since he served in the Vietnam War, but his violent suicide still shocks her. Shannon always shared so much with her father--why wasn't her love enough to make him want to live? As Shannon and her mother try to make sense of his death, they courageously renew their commitment to living in the face of their loss. Despite the hardships life may bring, they know they will forgive and love again.

Time to Let Go

Time to Let Go
Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780307776259
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Release: 2010-10-27
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The doctors assure Erin Bennett and her parents that they can't find a physical cause for her headaches. But the throbbing, violent pain is so intense that Erin knows she needs help. Even landing the lead in the senior musical opposite David Devlin, the good-looking, popular guy everyone else is wild about, doesn't give Erin much pleasure. In fact, she finds David so annoying that her headaches are getting worse. Erin knows that the headaches started just after the death of her younger sister, Amy, one year ago. She though her grieving was over, but somehow the headaches must be connected to Amy. The therapist Erin starts seeing begins to help her deal with her pain, but what is it about David that triggers Erin's violent reaction?

Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 976
ISBN: 9780385674669
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Release: 2010-12-17
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Outlander... a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland... For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ...about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ...and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his .... Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....

True Love Three Novels

True Love  Three Novels
Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780307809308
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Release: 2012-01-25
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Love, romance, and friendship abound in this three-in-one omnibus edition of Lurlene McDaniel's bestselling inspirational young adult novels, all of which explore the timeless question "Can love survive, now and forever?" I'll Be Seeing YouCarley Mattea never expected to become friends with a boy as handsome as Kyle Westin—especially not in the hospital. His doctors don't know whether he'll get his vision back, and he's deeply depressed. Carley can relate. She's been scarred by a facial deformity, but she's keeping that a secret from Kyle. She's worried that if his bandages are removed and he sees her, it will be the end of their relationship. Carley wants what's best for Kyle. But what will that mean for Carley? Don't Die, My LoveJulie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower describe themselves as "meant for each other." Now in high school, they are deeply in love. Luke is a talented football player and is sure to receive an athletic scholarship to a top college, and Julie intends to follow. When Luke gets a virus, Julie persuades him to see a doctor. The test results are devastating. But Julie believes their love is stronger than anything. Or is it? A Rose for MelindaJesse and Melinda have been friends since the first grade. When Jesse and his mom move to California, he and Melinda bridge the miles with e-mail. When Melinda suddenly falls ill and her plans to become a prima ballerina are shattered, Jesse travels to see her, to be by her side. As their bond grows stronger, Melinda wonders whether she and Jesse can be more than just friends—and whether a new love could be enough to save her.

Take Back Your Marriage

Take Back Your Marriage
Author: William Joseph Doherty
Pages: 199
ISBN: 9781462510467
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Release: 2013-07-24
Editor: Guilford Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All couples walk to the altar dreaming of happily-ever-after, but many forces in our society work against healthy lifelong commitment. Renowned family therapist William J. Doherty reveals how cracks can develop in even a rock-solid marriage, and what steps you can take to keep your love strong. Learn ways to break free of common traps like confusing desires with needs, comparing your spouse to your fantasies of other relationships, or becoming overtime parents instead of full-time partners. You'll get suggestions for creating relationship rituals--from mundane to celebratory, sexy to silly--that build closeness and connection every day. The updated second edition incorporates Dr. Doherty's ongoing experience counseling couples, plus the latest information on marriage and health, how divorce affects kids, the impact of new technologies on family life, and more. Winner--Best Self-Help Book, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

We re Still Family

We re Still Family
Author: Constance Ahrons
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780061982026
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is the real legacy of divorce? To answer this question, Constance Ahrons, Ph.D., interviewed one hundred and seventy-three grown children whose divorcing parents she had interviewed twenty years earlier for her landmark study, the basis of which was the highly acclaimed book The Good Divorce. What she has learned is both heartening and significant. Challenging the stereotype that children of divorce are emotionally troubled, drug abusing, academically challenged, and otherwise failing, Dr. Ahrons reveals that most children can and do adapt, and that many even thrive in the face of family change. Although divorce is never easy for any family, she shows that it does not have to destroy children's lives or lead to a family breakdown. With the insight of these grown children and the advice of this gifted family therapist, divorcing parents will find helpful road maps identifying both the benefits and the harms to which postdivorce children are exposed and, ultimately, what they can do to maintain family bonds.

Always MacKenzie

Always MacKenzie
Author: Kate Constable
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781742697451
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Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can a nerd and a golden girl ever be best friends? The bittersweet story of what happens when Jem Martinic and Mackenzie Woodrow meet and swear to be enemies forever.""I solemnly swear that I will never, ever be friends with Mackenzie Woodrow as long as we both shall live, "" said Jem. ""Excellent, "" said Mackenzie. Jem is smart, forthright, and a nerd. Mackenzie is a golden girl, excelling at schoolwork, sports, and drama, and popular with everyone. One night at camp, Jem and Mackenzie strike up an unlikely friendship and are soon spending.