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|Author||: Barbara Delinsky|
|Editor||: Pocket Books|
In this “heart-tugging story of love and redemption that is surprisingly powerful” (People), a woman’s life is miraculously changed forever after she’s caught in a blizzard in a picturesque Vermont town. When waitress Bree Miller wakes up in the hospital after a blizzard in a tiny Vermont town, she can’t recall the tragedy that landed her there. But she’s certain of only one thing—that she has been magically granted three wishes. Are the things Bree longs for—a home, a soul mate, a family—now within her grasp? After all, one of her wishes seems to have already come true: at her bedside is Tom Gates, a renowned author who’s come to town to make sense of his fame—and who, as the accident’s only witness, is determined to make sure Bree is safe and sound. As Bree recovers and Tom learns more about her, they discover that they will have to take unimagined risks to truly live their dreams. Entwining courage, community, and the magic of second chances, this “heartwarming, tear-jerking small-town romance” (Kirkus Reviews) asks: What if wishes really could come true?
|Author||: Deborah Ellis|
|Editor||: Groundwood Books Ltd|
Through in-depth interviews with young adults living in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the experiences, dreams, and sorrows of a diverse group of children from both sides are presented in a touching tale about growing up in one of the world's most violent regions. Reprint.
|Author||: Kristen Ashley|
|Editor||: Kristen Ashley|
When Lily Jacobs was born, she inherited Fazire – a genie. Her family had three wishes and they’d only ever used one so Fazire was stuck in the human world. This worked since he’d become a member of the family anyway. Even with a genie, Lily's young life wasn’t perfect. To escape the kids making her miserable at school, Lily buried herself in romance novels. One day, when the teasing was just too much, she used one of her wishes. She told Fazire she wanted to find a man like in her books and she made the most complicated wish Fazire had ever heard. Her wished-for man had to be impossibly handsome, virile, fierce, rugged and ruthless (amongst a dozen other things). He also had to think she was beautiful and he had to love her more than anything in the world. Nathaniel McAllister wasn’t born to a life where there were such things as genies granting wishes. His life was filled with drugs, crime and neglect. He was running errands for a gangster before he was in his teens and, even though life and hard work led him to wealth and respectability, he always knew, deep down, he was dirty. When Nate met Lily he knew he was no good for her but as virile, fierce, rugged and ruthless as he was, Nate was no match for the pull of sweet, innocent Lily. Unfortunately, Lily’s wish included that she and her hero go through trials and tribulations to test their love. And Fazire wasn’t only a good genie, he loved Lily – so he gave her exactly what she wanted.
|Author||: Liane Moriarty|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
The funny, heartwarming, and completely charming first novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Nine Perfect Strangers and Big Little Lies. Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem follow them, but apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs. Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love. In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.
|Author||: Lesley Sims,Elisa Squillace|
|Editor||: Usborne Books|
A tale of three wishes that bring a poor farmer and his wife nothing but trouble. If you were given three wishes, what would you wish for? It's best to think twice, as Ned and Nat find out in this story. This charming retelling of a traditional European folktale has easy-to-read text and fun puzzles to try.
|Author||: Jenny Schwartz|
|Editor||: Carina Press|
She is the Bringer of Death Cali, a djinni, has sworn to twist the wishes of humans so they die by their own greed and evil. Her latest master is arms dealer David Saqr, a man Cali believes deserves the fate she has in store for him. But this time she finds herself up against Andrew, David’s guardian angel. He is a Protector of Life Andrew believes David can yet find redemption. He fights Cali for the man’s life, even as he tries to persuade her to give in to the sizzling attraction between them. He shows Cali another side of David, and invites her to trust again, to hope. But centuries of being enslaved have hardened Cali’s heart—it’s going to take all of Andrew’s love to convince her to open it and let him in. 24,000 words
|Author||: Melissa Crosby|
|Editor||: Iheart Press|
Welcome back to Mulberry Lane! Two years have passed, and it's time to get reacquainted with best friends, Kate, Sarah, and Louise. They say bad things come in threes. When Kate accidentally breaks a mirror, she believes she's destined for seven years of bad luck. And just as the superstition dictates, a stream of tragedies crop up, beginning with the sudden death of her father. Sarah and Caleb have good news to share: They are taking their commitment to another level and are moving in together. Everything is perfect until Sarah makes a regrettable mistake that completely overturns their bliss. After forty years apart, Louise is finally in the arms of Philip, the man she'd once lost to God. But their happiness is short-lived when Louise receives a life shock that will change everything forever. Kate, Sarah, and Louise find themselves in the face of misfortune and adversity of which they are powerless to change. Will the bonds of their friendship continue to give them strength? Three Wishes is a poignant and emotional novel about family, relationships, and life in its purest form; and challenges us to think about boundaries and self-love.
|Author||: David Melling|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
The loveable duo from The Kiss That Missed are back in a third adventure! The hapless knight and his faithful horse are left to babysit the prince and princess. But babysitting is a lot harder than they think. Add to the mix - a bag of spells, a little magic and three wishes - and it's going to be a long night. From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this delightful story is full of humour, charm and magic.
|Author||: Andrew Prentice|
|Editor||: First Reading Level 4|
How far can one man's love of sausages take him? A charming reminder that you should always be careful what you wish for. A quirky retelling of a lively tale, illustrated by the renowned artist Lorena Alvarez. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, a collection of over 300 reading books, graded in eight levels and developed with reading experts. level Four books are for readers just starting to read on their own.
|Author||: Lesley Sims|
|Editor||: Usborne Publishing Ltd|
Nat and Ned are poor and often hungry, until Ned rescues a wish-granting fairy. But are all their troubles over for good? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, specially written for children just starting to read alone. This ebook includes audio and reading-related puzzles. "Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme." - Julia Eccleshare
|Author||: Alan Snow|
|Editor||: Pavilion Children's|
A beautifully-told and stunningly-illustrated Father Christmas origin story. Coming together like a perfect festive jigsaw, this story explains all of the traditions and myths around Santa Claus, from how he travels around the world in one night, how his sleigh and reindeer can fly, and why he leaves presents, to the origins of his red coat. A young boy is herding his family’s reindeer when they are drawn into a mysterious cave. The cave is the holder of eternal summer, looked after by three strange characters – a wooden creature, a bird and a fish. Once entered, the cave cannot be left without time in the outside world standing still. In his sadness at not being able to leave, the boy is granted three wishes and chooses freedom, happiness and time. He is told that they will all be granted – eventually. After the first year of working hard in the summer cave, the boy is allowed to see his family in the outside world. Time stands still as he visits his parents, and he leaves gifts behind to show that he has visited. As the years go by, this annual visit continues and he begins to call on not only his parents, but more and more other families... and Christmas traditions as we know them, start to be created.
|Author||: Nica de Koenigswarter|
|Editor||: Abrams Image|
Offers an unprecedented look inside the lives and music of legendary jazz musicians--including Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Art Blakey, and many others--in a volume that brings together more than two hundred candid photographs with the personal dreams and wishes of the musicians, as recorded by a renowned patron of the jazz scene.
|Author||: Carey Goldberg,Beth Jones,Pamela Ferdinand|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
Carey, Beth, and Pam, have good luck in their friendships and careers, but terrible luck in relationships. Which makes it more difficult to get what they truly desire: children. And time is running out. Carey is the first to abandon the traditional path to motherhood. She decides to go it alone, and buys eight vials of his sperm from the perfect donor. Maybe it's newfound confidence from taking control of her destiny. Maybe it's sheer coincidence. But on the day the vials arrive, she meets a man online. They fall in love. And she gets pregnant the old fashioned way. Carey passes the vials to Beth, who has just recovered from a wrenching divorce. But before she can use the vials, Beth meets a man on an ice-climbing trip. She too falls in love. And gets pregnant. So she gives the vials to Pam. Pam will never stop searching for the love of her life, but she's ready to be a single mother. Then the magic strikes again. Is it lucky sperm? Or shared hope, determination, and resilience that pave the way to these happy endings? Despite soured relationships and crushing losses, three women become three families, revelling in the shared joys of love, friendship, and never giving up.
|Author||: W. W. Jacobs|
|Editor||: Read Books Ltd|
This early work by William Wymark Jacobs was originally published in 1902 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Jacobs worked as a clerk in the civil service before turning to writing in his late twenties, publishing his first short story in 1895. Most of Jacobs' work appeared before the onset of World War I, and although the majority of his output was humorous in tone, he is best-remembered now for his macabre tales, particularly those contained in his 1902 collection The Lady of the Barge, such as 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'The Toll House'.
|Author||: Carey Goldberg,Beth Jones,Pamela Ferdinand|
|Editor||: Little, Brown|
Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match. What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-fashioned way. She passed the vials to Beth, and it happened again. Beth met man, Beth got pregnant. Beth passed the vials to Pam, and the magic struck again. There were setbacks and disappointments, but three women became three families, reveling in the shared joy of love, friendship, and never losing hope.
|Author||: Lisa Tawn Bergren|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Zara Ruiz is a normal California girl on the verge of graduating from high school and thinking about her dawning future. But when dusk brings a shattering loss-and she discovers a priceless object in the shallows of a tide pool-she is thrust a hundred-and-eighty years into the past. There she meets handsome ranchero Javier de la Ventura-who has big dreams and bigger secrets-along with his enchanting family, in a land that is at once familiar, and yet utterly foreign. Between cattle rustlers, pirates and a growing call for statehood, it is not a peaceful time to be a Mexican settler in young Alta California. But Zara must decide if she's discovered what she longs for in the past...or if her heart's THREE WISHES can only be found in the present.
|Author||: Patricia Gaffney|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Meet The Saving Graces, Four Of The Best Friends A Woman Can Ever Have. For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with the ebb and flow of expectations and disappointments common to us all. Calling themselves the Saving Graces, the quartet is united by understanding, honesty, and acceptance—a connection that has grown stronger as the years go by . . . Though these sisters of the heart and soul have seen it all, talked through it all, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel will not be prepared for a crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love and courage to the ultimate test.
|Author||: Saly A. Glassman|
|Editor||: Pearson Education|
“Once upon a time...” Do those words call up an image for you? ...A fantasy, perhaps, of a fairy tale princess who ends up with a handsome prince? If so, you’re not alone. Most of us as children heard fairy tales from our parents. We saw the movies. We read the books. Those stories all had lessons, some more obvious, and some quite subtle. As children, we had our own unique ways of interpreting what these lessons meant to us. Well, we’re adults now, and it’s our turn to read the stories to our kids. Have you ever stopped to think about what the lessons mean to you now? Many of the teachings still apply, but in more complex ways than we may have previously considered. Nowhere is this truer than in your financial life. Take for instance, the story of the Three Wishes.