The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship

The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship
Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0446575127
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Release: 2011-01-26
Editor: 5 Spot
Language: en

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What makes a wife a lover? For Kate, the spark went out of her marriage long ago but her husband doesn't seem to notice. Their role as parents consumes their lives so they need to rekindle the romance they once shared. What makes a woman a mother? For Jo, a high-powered career has led her to believe that she doesn't have a single maternal instinct. When an orphan unexpectedly enters her life, she is forced to confront her own unhappy childhood and the walls it has built around her heart. What makes a man the love of your life? For Sarah, home is the steamy jungles of Africa while the man of her dreams waits in the air-conditioned confines of Los Angeles. Her longing for this man from the past is blinding her to a new love standing right in front of her. What these women all have in common is a friend with a generous soul, an irrepressible spirit- and a serious illness. In her final letters, Rachel raises one last question: What makes a friend live in our hearts forever?

One Good Friend Deserves Another

One Good Friend Deserves Another
Author: Anonim
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781455510498
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Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: 5 Spot
Language: en

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HOW MANY OF THESE DATING RULES HAVE YOU BROKEN? 1. Choose Your Own Man 2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve 3. No One-Night Stands 4. Trust Your Instincts 5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice 6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again. Dhara, Kelly, Marta, and Wendy have been the closest of friends since college. So close, that after a series of romantic disasters, they bond together to create Rules of Relationships to keep their hearts safe. Years later, the rules seem to have worked . . . until Marta discovers that her hot boyfriend is married, Kelly begins a risky love affair, Wendy inches closer to a pre-marital infidelity, and, most shocking of all, Indian-American Dhara suddenly agrees to an arranged marriage. Hearts are about to be broken and the bonds of friendship are tested. Is it possible to find true love, when you're breaking all the rules?

Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781455517756
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Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: 5 Spot
Language: en

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TOP THREE REASONS TO VISIT EUROPE: 1. Explore foreign cultures 2. Sample outstanding food 3. Desperately flee impending personal crisis Lenny left his wife, Monique, a bucket list of things they'd dreamed of doing together before cancer took his life. For four years, she ignored it, too busy raising their daughter to consider the painful task of resurrecting shattered dreams. But when her next-door neighbor, Judy, starts a slow slide into a personal crisis, and another friend, Becky, receives shocking news about her future, Monique realizes that Lenny's legacy could be a gift to three women in desperate need of a new perspective. Whisking her friends away on adventures from London to Paris, from Monaco to Milan, she is determined to follow the bucket list to the letter-until one eventful evening knocks the three friends off the beaten path. Caught up in adventures of their own making, they begin to understand: Sometimes getting lost is the only way to find what you're really looking for.

Women s Fiction A Guide to Popular Reading Interests

Women s Fiction  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests
Author: Rebecca Vnuk,Nanette Donohue
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9781610695381
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Release: 2013-09-17
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offering a fresh perspective on women's fiction for a broad reading audience—fans as well as librarians—this book defines and maps the genre, and describes hundreds of relevant titles.

Senseless Acts of Beauty

Senseless Acts of Beauty
Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781455572885
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Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A towel with a faded camp logo is the only clue that fourteen-year-old Sadie Tischler has to the identity of her birth mother. With her family life in upheaval, the reckless teenager runs away to the Adirondack camp, determined to find her mother and force her to take responsibility for the child she'd so callously given up. Tess Hendrick has a secret. For years, she has been following the life of the daughter she gave up for adoption, firmly believing that Sadie has a better home than she could have ever provided. Now, with Sadie on the run, Tess has no choice but to rush back to the hometown she swore never to set foot in again. But Tess's unexpected return has stirred up old memories, probing questions, and a dangerous investigation. The only way Tess can protect her daughter is to hide the ugly truth about the past-and deny, at all costs, that Sadie is hers. In this deeply moving new novel from Lisa Verge Higgins, the unbreakable bonds of family unknowingly guide two strangers in making difficult choices, adapting to momentous changes, and finally finding their way home again.

One Good Friend Deserves Another

One Good Friend Deserves Another
Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1455510505
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four close friends experience the ups and downs love despite their best efforts to follow a set of rules they created to prevent romantic disasters in this new novel from the author of The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship.

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness
Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781455572861
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Release: 2014-03-25
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Claire Petrenko always knew it was coming. Breast cancer has already claimed both her mother and her younger sister. Now, as she cobbles the pieces of her life back together, the devastating family legacy returns, and Claire receives the same diagnosis. So when her old friend Jenna Hogan suddenly shows up at her door-like a fairy godmother offering to grant a wish-Claire seizes the chance to revisit her past . . . and salvage her future. What begins as an impulsive trip soon becomes an odyssey as the women cross the country, gathering friends as they make their way to their childhood home of Pine Lake. There, they discover that Jenna's random act of kindness has rippled out into the world like a stone dropped into a pond, surging back to transform all their lives in ways they never expected.

The Captive Knight

The Captive Knight
Author: Lisa Ann Verge
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781940963150
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Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Bay Street Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the RITA nominated author of eighteen novels comes a new, passionate romance of adventure and love. After her dowry castle is seized as a prize of war, Aliénor’s hopes for her future are shattered. No dowry means no marriage, no escape from lifelong servitude, and no protection for her beloved, crippled brother. But everything changes when her father captures a prisoner: The very same rogue knight who stole her lands. Jehan is the sole survivor of a family whose English sympathies have taken a grim toll, leaving him nothing but his sword and good name. Now, beaten and bloody in his enemy’s dungeon, he refuses to give up the stolen lands that have finally brought him a measure of security. Not even for the lovely, headstrong heiress forbidden to him by two warring kings—a recklessly brave woman his heart cannot ignore.

The Faery Bride

The Faery Bride
Author: Lisa Ann Verge
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9781940963013
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Release: 2014-02-14
Editor: Bay Street Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Another sexy, adventurous historical romance from the RITA nominated author of eighteen novels, Lisa Ann Verge “Let yourself be swept away by the utterly enchanting atmosphere of a best-loved fairytale, and you’ll find yourself caught in Ms. Verge’s marvelous, magical tale. As always the author delivers a book that is uniquely wonderful.” --RT Book Reviews “An exciting, fast-paced medieval romance. Lisa Ann Verge is on the verge of climbing to the top of this genre, a position she definitely deserves.” --Affaire de Coeur Rhys is a man accursed, forced to hide his scarred face behind a leather mask. When he hears rumors of a woman with mystical healing powers, he crosses a sea to kidnap her. But this Irish lass is no frightened girl, and she will move the Welsh lord as no blue-blooded beauty ever has. Possessed with the gift of ancient magic, Aileen knows her captor is a man more afflicted in spirit than in flesh. She despises him for stealing her from home, but she can’t deny her duty to heal him—no more than she can deny the passion between them. Time may heal this man, wounded by bloodshed and treachery, but Aileen knows it will take a miracle to change his unbelieving heart. Finalist, RITA, for Best Paranormal Romance –Romance Writers of America Finalist “Best Innovative Romance” –RT Book Review Finalist “Best Time Travel” –Affaire de Coeur

Semi Sweet

Semi Sweet
Author: Roisin Meaney
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781455500505
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Release: 2011-04-25
Editor: 5 Spot
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hannah Robinson is just about to open the doors to her new shop Cupcakes on the Corner when out of the blue her boyfriend Patrick announces that he's leaving her for another woman. Faced with starting a business on her own, Hannah begins to wonder if her life-long dream has just turned into a nightmare. So her best friend Adam sets his birthday as a deadline - seven months to make her shop a success, or walk away from it all. And as Hannah immerses herself in her new business, she soon discovers that she's too busy to think about Patrick and his now pregnant girlfriend ...or to notice an increasingly regular customer who has recently developed a sweet tooth for all things cupcake. But while Hannah is slowly piecing her life back together, family friend Alice's is falling apart. Her husband Tom's drinking is getting out of control and things are about to get a whole lot worse. As the seven-month milestone approaches, Hannah must decide her future. And while she's figuring out what's really important, it becomes clear to everyone that happiness in life, and in love, is all in the making.

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness
Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1455573043
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Claire Petrenko always knew it was coming. Breast cancer has claimed the lives of both her mother and her younger sister. Now, as she cobbles the pieces of her own life back together, the devastating family legacy returns, and Claire receives the same diagnosis. So when her old friend Jenna Hogan suddenly shows up at her door -- like a fairy godmother offering to grant a wish -- Claire seizes the chance to revisit her past... and salvage her future. What begins as an impulsive trip soon becomes an odyssey as the women cross the country, gathering friends as they make their way to their childhood home of Pine Lake. There they discover that Jenna's random act of kindness has rippled out into the world like a stone dropped into a pond, surging back to transform all of them in ways they never expected."-- From back cover.

Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children

Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children
Author: Steven E. Gutstein,Rachelle K. Sheely
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1843107171
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Release: 2002
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Friendship, even for the most able, requires hard work, and the odds are heavily stacked against those with autism spectrum conditions. Designed for younger children, typically between the ages of two and eight, this comprehensive set of enjoyable activities emphasizes foundation skills such as social referencing, regulating behavior, conversational reciprocity and synchronized actions. The authors include many objectives to plan and evaluate a child's progress, each one related to a specific exercise. Suitable for parental use, the manual is also designed for easy implementation in schools and in therapeutic settings. A comprehensive website, free to purchasers, acts as companion to the book.

Metaphor and Emotion

Metaphor and Emotion
Author: Zoltán Kövecses
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0521541468
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Release: 2003-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are human emotions best characterized as biological, psychological, or cultural entities? Many researchers claim that emotions arise either from human biology (i.e., biological reductionism) or as products of culture (i.e., social constructionism). This book challenges this simplistic division between the body and culture by showing how human emotions are to a large extent "constructed" from individuals' embodied experiences in different cultural settings. The view proposed here demonstrates how cultural aspects of emotions, metaphorical language about the emotions, and human physiology in emotion are all part of an intergrated system and shows how this system points to the reconciliation of the seemingly contradictory views of biological reductionism and social constructionism in contemporary debates about human emotion.

Relationship Development Intervention with Children Adolescents and Adults

Relationship Development Intervention with Children  Adolescents and Adults
Author: Steven Gutstein,Rachelle K Sheely
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1846423252
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Release: 2002-02-15
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Remove our emotional bonds with family, colleagues and friends and few of us would want to go on living. Yet establishing and maintaining such bonds is particularly difficult for people on the autism spectrum. This volume contains over 200 enjoyable and stimulating activities and exercises ranging over the entire gamut of social and emotional development, and is applicable to anyone, regardless of diagnosis, but will be particularly valuable for those on the autism spectrum. Activities can be undertaken independently, or with a teacher or therapist, and a full schema for the evaluation of progress and objectives is included. A companion website, free to purchasers provides a wealth of further information and support.

A Time for Caring

A Time for Caring
Author: George Robert Bach,Laura Torbet
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0440089255
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"How to enrich your life through an interest and pleasure in others"--Jacket subtitle.

ANIMAE

ANIMAE
Author: Emma Coccioli
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781622735648
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Release: 2019-09-19
Editor: Vernon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Romanticism, the brooding and intensely personal eighteenth-century art and literary movement, takes on a new lease of life in this carefully curated collection of interviews with contemporary artists from around the world. Informed by the writings of the renowned psychoanalyst James Hillman, Romanticism is reconsidered from a twenty-first-century perspective. Moving past a purely formal presentation of the artists’ work, this text strives to uncover the deeper meaning and more pressing issues present in the artworks. All connected by a similar romantic vein, Emma Coccioli explores each artist’s individual practice through a series of carefully selected questions. For Coccioli, discussions of ‘the moral issue’ and the future of the world also form an important part of the interviews. Coccioli acknowledges that artists have often been asked questions about their role in relation to the moral issue and the problem of nihilism. However, even if we have an inherent understanding of the concepts of good and evil, Coccioli argues that there is a need to re-examine the modern-day psyche as it tends to be apathetic and with little emotional resonance on our actions and behaviour. Global overpopulation, climate change, and the planet’s limited resources are also meaningfully discussed in this collection of interviews. In questioning the artists, whose work addresses, even remotely, these topics, Coccioli encourages them to consider what they believe to be the greatest threats to today’s global community and to suggest solutions that might be adopted by future generations. This original and engaging look at contemporary art practice presents a sophisticated discussion of some of the most pressing issues for modern-day society. The interdisciplinary nature of this book means that it will appeal to students, scholars, artists and to anyone with an interest in the fascinating world of contemporary art.

Hopkinton the Second Hundred Years

Hopkinton  the Second Hundred Years
Author: Dale J. Burnett
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9781468568639
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Release: 2008-05-14
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hopkinton, NY is a quiet little town in the northeast part of the state, settled by New Englanders and built in the New England style with a village green, white wood frame churches, and large Victorian houses. Life here has generally moved at a leisurely pace; yet Hopkinton’s people have had their dramas – both comedy and tragic - and their stories have been remembered. In 1903, Carlton Sanford had a book published documenting the settling of the town from a wilderness in 1802 through its first hundred years of development and tracing the descendants of the first settlers. Now Dale Burnett has written a folk history of the second hundred years, chronicling the events in the lives of Hopkinton’s people and the town itself through the 20th century. Mr. Burnett has researched each separate district of the township and spoken with at least one person from each area to get its history from someone who lived there. In addition to the facts one would expect – businesses, history of the fire department, town officers - he has taken almost every house along each road in the town and listed the residents through the years, along with any tales that may have been told about them. Based mainly on interviews with older Hopkinton folk, some of whom were alive when Sanford’s book came out, the stories handed down have been preserved as the old people told them. Facts are supported by newspaper articles, deeds and other documents. Included are tales of Hopkinton’s characters, its three or four murders, and its one kidnapping case with still unanswered questions. And, following Mr. Sanford’s example, at the end of The Second Hundred Years are genealogies submitted by Hopkinton families, many of whom can still trace their ancestry to those early settlers.

Commercial Treaties

Commercial Treaties
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Pages: 42
ISBN: STANFORD:36105024422425
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Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Friend ish

Friend ish
Author: Kelly Needham
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781400213528
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world's constricted, small view of friendship and casts a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship as God meant it to be. As the family unit grows more unstable and the average age of marriage increases, a shift is taking place in our culture: for many people, friends now play the role of family. And just as with family relationships, our friendships often don't turn out quite as we envisioned or hoped, and we wonder, Is there a better way to do this? In Friend-ish, Kelly Needham takes a close look at what Scripture says about friendship. She reveals the distorted view most of us have of it and recasts a glorious vision for a Christian understanding. By teaching us how to recognize symptoms of idolatry and dependency, she equips us to understand and address the problems that arise in friendship--from neediness to discord and even sexual temptation. With hard-fought wisdom, a clear view of Scripture, and been-there perspective, Needham reorients us toward the purposeful, loving relationships we all crave that ultimately bring us closer to God.

Loving Wild

Loving Wild
Author: Lisa Ann Verge
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781460866689
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Release: 2012-07-06
Editor: Harlequin Enterpises AU
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

HE NEEDED HER Dylan MacCabe was a man with a mission, and Casey was his last hope for completing it. His first problem was convincing her of that. His second was figuring out how to spend three weeks with her in the wilderness, sleeping under the stars, and not follow Nature's course . SHE DIDN'T WANT TO NEED HIM Casey Michaels had written about a lot of daredevils in her career, but Dylan MacCabe was unlike anyone she'd ever met. None of the others would have convinced her to join in some crazy, dangerous adventure. None of them would have dared to breach her defences. None of them would have succeeded in arousing her animal passion .