The Girl Of His Dreams
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|Author||: Donna Leon|
|Editor||: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.|
Two detectives go undercover in Venice, Italy, in the New York Times–bestselling series by “the undisputed crime fiction queen” (The Baltimore Sun). A priest recently returned from years of missionary work has made a personal request of Commissario Guido Brunetti—but the police detective suspects the man’s motives. A new, American-style Protestant sect has begun to meet in Venice, and it’s possible the priest is merely apprehensive of the competition. But the preacher could also be fleecing his growing flock, so Brunetti and Inspector Vianello, along with their wives, decide to go undercover. In the midst of the investigation, though, the body of a Gypsy child washes up in a canal—and Brunetti finds himself haunted by both the crime and the girl . . . “No one knows the labyrinthine world of Venice or the way favoritism and corruption shape Italian life like Leon’s Brunetti . . . the thoughtful Venetian cop with a love of food, an outspoken wife, and a computer-hacker secretary.” —Time “Gorgeously written.” —The New York Times Book Review
|Author||: Susan Mallery,Sae Nanahoshi|
|Editor||: Harlequin / SB Creative|
【A story by New York Times bestselling author becomes a comic!】You know that saccharine-sweet sitcom from a decade ago with the little girl played by triplets? While everything was nicely tied up at the end of every episode, the series ended abruptly. The truth of the matter is that Kayla, one of the three girls, was injured in a car accident. Her sisters refused to continue without her, the show ended and her parents divorced! Still, all that hard work paid well, and the triplets are set to get access to their trust funds on their twenty-fifth birthday! Kayla’s twenty-four now and helps out a veterinarian clinic to make ends meet as she waits on her trust fund to whisk her off to Paris and into the arms of the knight she’s dreamed of since she was a child. Her best friend, neighbor and boss, Patrick, will continue on without her…or will he? They’ve been buddies for years, but Kayla may end up realizing that her handsome prince isn’t waiting overseas, that he might be right down the street taking care of animals. Is this just puppy love or is he really the cat’s meow?
|Author||: SUSAN MALLERY|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Australia|
Kayla Bedford had lofty visions of running off to Paris and marrying the prince of her dreams. But before she left, she needed to find a significant other for her conservative boss and best friend, Patrick Walcott…. And who better than her older–by twelve minutes–identical sister? Kayla was sure they'd get along famously. But as the seconds ticked down for her sister's big date with Patrick, a wave of jealously washed over Kayla. Suddenly it seemed her Prince Charming had been right beside her all along. But how was she going to convince Patrick that SHE was the girl of HIS dreams?
|Author||: Amir Abrams|
|Editor||: Kensington Books|
The rules are simple: Play or get played. And never, ever, catch feelings. That's the motto 17-year-old heartthrob Antonio Lopez lives by. Since his mother walked out, Antonio's father has taught him everything he needs to know about women: they can't be trusted, and a real man has more than one. So once Antonio gets what he wants from a girl, he moves on. But McPherson High's hot new beauty is turning out to be Antonio's first real challenge. Miesha Wilson has a motto of her own: The thrill of the chase is not getting caught. Game knows game, and Miesha is so not interested. She's dumped her share of playboys and she's determined to stay clear of the likes of Antonio Lopez--until his crazy jealous ex aggravates her. But when she decides to play some games of her own, Miesha and Antonio find themselves wondering if love is real after all. . .. "Hot and poppin' with drama and life lessons. The world of teen lit has never seen anything like this before!" --Ni-Ni Simone, author of No Boyz Allowed, on Crazy Love
|Author||: Durjoy Dutta|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
We are in the car. She’s looking at me. I can see the love in her eyes for me. Then a huge crash. She’s flung out of the window. I’m thrown out too. A pool of blood. Her eyes are still on me . . . but now it’s a death stare. I am Daman and I wake up to this nightmare. Every. Single. Day. Waking up from a long coma, Daman learns that he was in a massive car crash with a girl who vanished soon after the accident, leaving him for dead. Strangely, all he remembers is a hazy face, her hypnotic eyes, and her name—Shreyasi. To come to terms with his memory lapse he starts piecing together stories about himself and Shreyasi from his dreams, which he then turns into a hugely popular blog. When he’s offered a lucrative publishing deal to convert his blog pieces into a novel, he signs up immediately. However, he gives in to editorial pressure and agrees to corrupt the original edgy character of Shreyasi. Big mistake. From then on Daman is stalked and threatened by a terrifying beauty who claims to be Shreyasi and who will stop at nothing to make him pay for being a sell-out. Before Daman fights back, he needs to know: Is she really who she claims to be? What does she want from him now? What if he doesn’t do what she wants him to? The Girl of My Dreams is definitely not your usual love story.
|Author||: Sharon Jaynes|
|Editor||: Harvest House Publishers|
If you would like to put a little "wow!" back in your relationship with the man you married, let seven simple secrets, biblical wisdom, and tender stories of both men and women inspire you to be the wife your husband longs for. Sharon Jaynes, author of The Power of a Woman's Words, shares the unique, God-blessed role you can play in making your marriage the joy of both your lives. A happy marriage takes work, but the end result is worth it. Chapters that look at what you can do and who you are as a wife will encourage you to... pray life-changing prayers be his best cheerleader help ease his stress safeguard your marriage initiate intimate friendship Your position in your husband's life is absolutely unique. Make it powerful. Make it special. Make it something he longs for.
|Author||: Janet Nissenson|
He was convinced he'd be a bachelor for life. And then he met the girl of his dreams.Jordan Reeves has fully embraced the carefree, uncomplicated bachelor life, figuring that the poor example he'd been provided by his parents of so-called marital bliss was reason enough to remain single. He's more than content to date one woman after another and never even consider settling down, especially since the only female who's ever seriously caught his attention belongs to another man.But during a vacation in Hawaii, Jordan unexpectedly meets a woman who could very easily change his mind about the joys of bachelorhood. Aubrey Larson is young, gorgeous, fun-loving, and has a wicked sense of humor to match his own. She's also a dead ringer for the woman Jordan's had an admitted crush on for the past few years, enough to be mistaken for her twin. Aubrey recognizes the handsome Doctor Reeves as a player of epic proportions the first time they meet, but even her usual disdain for that type of male can't diminish the overwhelming attraction she feels for him. But as their relationship deepens, Aubrey has no idea that becoming involved with Jordan will lead to a startling discovery about her own past, and cause her to question his true feelings for her.
|Author||: Nina George|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
Warm, wise, and magical—the latest novel by the bestselling author of THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP and THE LITTLE FRENCH BISTRO is an astonishing exploration of the thresholds between life and death Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri steps into the road without looking and collides with oncoming traffic. He is rushed to a nearby hospital where he floats, comatose, between dreams, reliving the fairytales of his childhood and the secrets that made him run away in the first place. After the accident, Sam—a thirteen-year old synesthete with an IQ of 144 and an appetite for science fiction—waits by his father’s bedside every day. There he meets Eddie Tomlin, a woman forced to confront her love for Henri after all these years, and twelve-year old Madelyn Zeidler, a coma patient like Henri and the sole survivor of a traffic accident that killed her family. As these four very different individuals fight—for hope, for patience, for life—they are bound together inextricably, facing the ravages of loss and first love side by side. A revelatory, urgently human story that examines what we consider serious and painful alongside light and whimsy, THE BOOK OF DREAMS is a tender meditation on memory, liminality, and empathy, asking with grace and gravitas what we will truly find meaningful in our lives once we are gone.
|Author||: Susan Mallery|
From the moment the gorgeous, sexy stranger washed up on shore, millionaire Jarret Wilkenson was suspicious. Since he was one of the most eligible bachelors around, women were forever using strange antics to propose. And while this captivating visitor's amnesia routine was unique, he wasn't going to let her beauty distract him… Though Jarrett didn't have much choice but to let the woman with no memory stay in his home until someone claimed her, he was going to keep his fortune and young niece far away from her. Yet as Jarrett observed her natural maternal instincts at work, he couldn't help wondering about his mysterious guest's past…and future…with him…
|Author||: Barack Obama|
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Praise for Dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories.”—Scott Turow “Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author’s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman
|Author||: Susan Mallery|
Kayla Bedford had lofty visions of running off to Paris and marrying the prince of her dreams. But before she left, she needed to find a significant other for her conservative boss and best friend, Patrick Walcott…. And who better than her older—by twelve minutes—identical sister? Kayla was sure they'd get along famously. But as the seconds ticked down for her sister's big date with Patrick, a wave of jealously washed over Kayla. Suddenly it seemed her Prince Charming had been right beside her all along. But how was she going to convince Patrick that SHE was the girl of HIS dreams?
|Author||: Paulo Coelho|
A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
|Author||: Catherine Storr|
|Editor||: Faber & Faber|
A powerful and haunting classic about a girl haunted by her own dreams. Ill and bored with having to stay in bed, Marianne picks up a pencil and starts doodling - a house, a garden, a boy at the window. That night she has an extraordinary dream. She is transported into her own picture, and as she explores further she soon realises she is not alone. The boy at the window is called Mark, and his every movement is guarded by the menacing stone watchers that surround the solitary house. Together, in their dreams, Marianne and Mark must save themselves... The perfect gift for girls aged 8+, this well-loved classic will delight a new generation of readers of the Faber Children's Classics list.
|Author||: Logan Byrne|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
When your girlfriend is a ghost visiting you in your dreams, life is anything but ordinary. Seventeen-year-old Theodore Quinn has never had it easy. His dad recently left his mother and him, he's not exactly Mr. Popular at school, and he's never had a girlfriend-that is, until a chance encounter leads to a reconciliation with his childhood best friend and neighbor, Annabelle, whom he's loved for as long as he can remember. It's only after they start dating that his life seems to be heading in the right direction. But that all changes one snowy night when Annabelle is instantly killed in a car accident, leaving Theodore devastated and emotionally crippled. In the midst of his desperation to see Annabelle again, she visits him in his dreams, and life suddenly becomes worth living again. With things starting to look perfect once more, Theodore must decide between living in his dreams forever, or facing reality and moving forward with a life he knows he'll never truly have with her.
|Author||: Ned Erickson|
|Editor||: Relevant Books|
Every marriage tells a story. This one's not a fairy-tale marriage or a marriage on the rocks. Just an average, healthy relationship between a woman and a man - a man who can't seem to get anything right. In fact, Ned Erickson is a walking disaster. Before they start dating, his future wife can't stand him. He flubs one Valentine's Day after another. He loses his wedding ring. Falling into Love is the unique, hilarious story of a couple choosing to love each other despite the foibles and flaws of ordinary life.
|Author||: Kira Reed|
|Editor||: Rhl Group, Incorporated|
SCORE: Don't just play the game. Win the Girl. KIRA REED knows what a woman wants. She is a smart, savvy, successful woman who has seen it all and tried most of it as a reporter for Playboy TV's Sexcetera and the writer and supervising producer of 69 Sexy Things 2 Do Before You Die. If you are more interested in happily ever after than just a happy ending, then this book is for you. SCORE will help you meet that special someone, get her to like you, go out with you, and keep her coming back for more in the bedroom. SCORE is not the same old "trick a chick" into liking the player you. This entertaining and easy to read book, written from a woman's point of view, will guide you to getting that amazing girl to be attracted to the real you. Seriously, do you want to just play the game... or actually win the girl?
|Author||: Melanie Florence|
|Editor||: Orca Book Publishers|
Juggling soccer, school, friends and family leaves John with little time for anything else. But one day at the local community center, following the sound of drums, he stumbles into an Indigenous dance class. Before he knows what's happening, John finds himself stumbling through beginner classes with a bunch of little girls, skipping soccer practice and letting his other responsibilities slide. When he attends a pow wow and witnesses a powerful performance, he realizes that he wants to be a dancer more than anything. But the nearest class for boys is at the Native Cultural Center in the city, and he still hasn't told his family or friends about his new passion. If he wants to dance, he will have to stop hiding. Between the mocking of his teammates and the hostility of the boys in his dance class, John must find a way to balance and embrace both the Irish and Cree sides of his heritage.
|Author||: Peter Davis|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
A sweeping novel of the 1930s that captures the essence of a golden, lurid era when Hollywood became the fantasy capital of the world Girl of My Dreams follows a wide-eyed young screenwriter in the 1930s when Hollywood, the Depression, and the Communist Party intersected powerfully in the American psyche. From the glamorous and mysterious star Palmyra Millevoix to the ruthless studio mogul Mossy Zangwill, protagonist Owen Jant struggles to navigate a world that is as seductive as it is toxic. Filled with scandal, romance, murder, riots, and celebrities of the day, Girl of My Dreams shines a spotlight on an American moment in all its magic and malice, glory and greed.
|Author||: Cristina Garcia|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
In the 1970s, a teenaged Iranian princess, a German-Canadian girl, and a Cuban-Jewish girl from New York City become friends when they spend three summers at a Swiss boarding school.