If Not For You

Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553391976
Size: 70.20 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Debbie Macomber has written an emotionally stirring novel that shows how sometimes a choice can seem wrong even though it’s absolutely right. If not for her loving but controlling parents, Beth Prudhomme might never have taken charge of her life and moved from her native Chicago to Portland, Oregon, where she’s reconnected with her spirited Aunt Sunshine and found a job as a high school music teacher. If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would never have met Sam Carney, although first impressions have left Beth with serious doubts. Sam is everything Beth is not—and her parents’ worst nightmare: a tattooed auto mechanic who’s rough around the edges. Reserved and smart as a whip, Beth isn’t exactly Sam’s usual beer-drinking, pool-playing type of woman, either. But if not for an awkward setup one evening, Beth might never have left early and been involved in a car crash. And if not for Sam—who witnessed the terrifying ordeal, rushed to her aid, and stayed with her until help arrived—Beth might have been all alone, or worse. Yet as events play out, Sam feels compelled to check on Beth almost daily at the hospital—even bringing his guitar to play songs to lift her spirits. Soon their unlikely friendship evolves into an intense attraction that surprises them both. Before long, Beth’s strong-willed mother, Ellie, blows into town spouting harsh opinions, especially about Sam, and reopening old wounds with Sunshine. When shocking secrets from Sam’s past are revealed, Beth struggles to reconcile her feelings. But when Beth goes a step too far, she risks losing the man and the life she’s come to love. Praise for If Not for You “[An] uplifting and deliciously romantic tale with vibrant characters and a wide range of emotions.”—RT Book Reviews “A heartwarming story of forgiveness and unexpected love.”—Harlequin Junkie “A fun, sweet read.”—Publishers Weekly

This Is Not For You

Author: Jane Rule
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480429422
Size: 77.44 MB
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Jane Rule’s second novel follows a group of friends through New York and abroad as they explore the freedoms—and limitations—of sexuality in a time of stifling social convention Katherine George—Kate to her intimates—is captain of her high school debating and swimming teams. But beneath her high-achieving exterior is a young woman on a quest for meaning and fulfilling relationships. Through her decades-long correspondence with Esther, the woman with whom she falls passionately in love, Kate shares the story of her journey into womanhood. As the sexually repressed fifties gives way to the liberated sixties, Kate’s odyssey takes her further and further from home. This Is Not for You also chronicles the travails of Kate’s intimate circle of friends as they, too, come to terms with their sexuality. Years pass before Kate writes her last letter, and can finally let go and move on. Reissued decades after it first appeared, this is a cathartic, unforgettable novel about the search for identity, intimacy, and love.

How To Write A Damn Good Novel

Author: James N. Frey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429997850
Size: 78.51 MB
Format: PDF
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Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles. An international bestseller, How to Write a Damn Good Novel will enable all writers to face that intimidating first page, keep them on track when they falter, and help them recognize, analyze, and correct the problems in their own work.

Daughter Of The Forest A Sevenwaters Novel 1

Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 9781741984958
Size: 65.80 MB
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The first book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series "I enjoyed it immensely... For an Irish resident, familiar with the mores and customs, Daughter of the Forest had special meaning and relevance." Anne McCaffrey "This saga will hold you entranced" Australian Women's Weekly Daughter of the Forest is a mixture of history and heritage, myth and magic, legend and love. Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with seven children but it is Sorcha, the youngest child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect their land from the invading Britons. For Sorcha is the only one who escapes the cruel influence of Lady Oonagh, her father's new wife. Exiled from Sevenwaters and cast out into the forest and the terrifying world beyond, Sorcha falls into the hands of the feared enemy. Now she is torn between a life she has always known and a love that only comes once. Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

A Billion Dollars In Blood Money

Author: LeKeithen S. Harris
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479740047
Size: 15.55 MB
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This book is about six people whose minds are strictly on the money and will stop at nothing or allow anything or anyone to come between them and their come up. Smoke, K-9, Toe-Tag, Smooth, Bag-um, and Keisha take you all on a journey thats impossible for any of you to ever forget. So if youre not ready to witness the treachery, murder, and mayhem-this book is not for you. If youre not ready to witness the true definition of getting it from tha mud in blood-then this book is not for you. And if youre not willing to go all out and let your gangsta rep for itself on your mission to get paid-this book is not for you. But if youre about your business and your heart is built like that; and your gangsta plus your swagger is Presidential, Bona-fide, and Official-this book was written strictly for you. And thats real talk!

My Novel

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
Size: 46.78 MB
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Last Letters

Author: Sylvie Crinquand
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443809128
Size: 16.64 MB
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This collection of essays is devoted to last letters : letters sent – or not – to sever a relationship, to mark the end of a phase in one’s life, or letters written by people about to be executed or commit suicide just before their deaths. Conversely, some of the letters analysed are fictional, and still other forms of texts, such as poems, are considered ultimate messages by the authors of the articles. By focussing on various forms of last letters, the contributors aim to define the influence of the epistolary context on endings and to provide an original approach to closure.

Origins Of The Geomancer

Author: J.L. Connew
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146284930X
Size: 66.56 MB
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In the year 2020, New Yorkborn arcana-archaeologist Russell Samway discovers the Staff of the Great Geomancer, a magical artefact that once belonged to one of the most powerful earth elementalists in history at an archaeological dig in England whilst under the onslaught of a small horde of merciless undead. Half the globe away, a group of individuals with unique skills and abilities is on their way to thwart an evil shamans machinations in Indonesia. Surviving his ordeal in England against the merciless undead, Russell returns to New York to enrol at a prestigious school of magic and befriends the group of unique individuals who thwart the evil shamans nefarious scheme in Indonesia. Between the demons, undead, and juvenile shoplifters they come across, Russell slowly gets to know these mysterious individuals, who, alone, struggle to bring down one of the worlds most powerful secret societies during their long quest for ancient artefacts.