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A Spot of Bother

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 0307373703

Publisher : Anchor Canada

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1710


Book Summary: George Hall is an unobtrusive man. A little distant, perhaps, a little cautious, not quite at ease with the emotional demands of fatherhood or of manly bonhomie. “The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.” Some things in life can’t be ignored, however: his tempestuous daughter Katie’s deeply inappropriate boyfriend Ray, for instance, or the sudden appearance of a red circular rash on his hip. At 57, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden and enjoying the freedom to be alone when he wants. But then he runs into a spot of bother. That red circular rash on his hip: George convinces himself it’s skin cancer. And the deeply inappropriate Ray? Katie announces he will become her second husband. The planning for these frowned-upon nuptials proves a great inconvenience to George’s wife, Jean, who is carrying on a late-life affair with her husband’s ex-colleague. The Halls do not approve of Ray, for vague reasons summed up by their son Jamie’s observation that Ray has “strangler’s hands.” Jamie himself has his own problems — his tidy and pleasant life comes apart when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to Katie’s wedding. And Katie, a woman whose ferocious temper once led to the maiming of a carjacker, can’t decide if she loves Ray, or loves the wonderful way he has with her son Jacob. Unnoticed in the uproar, George quietly begins to go mad. The way these damaged people fall apart — and come together — as a family is the true subject of Haddon’s hilarious and disturbing portrait of a dignified man trying to go insane politely. A Spot of Bother is Mark Haddon’s unforgettable follow-up to the internationally beloved bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Once again, Haddon proves a master of a story at once hilarious, poignant, dark, and profoundly human. Here the madness — literally — of family life proves rich comic fodder for Haddon’s crackling prose and bittersweet insights into misdirected love.

A Little Spot of Poetry

Author : Lisa Ride

ISBN10 : 1514494094

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 62

Category : Poetry

Viewed : 1187


Book Summary: A Little Spot of Poetry is a collection of poems by emerging Australian bush poet Lisa Ride. Awarded New Novice Writer at the Australian National Bush Poetry Championships in 2015, Lisa was also a state finalist (Victoria) in the 2015 Australian Poetry Slam. This former police and army officer writes poetry about her life experiences in the style of AB Paterson meets Pam Ayres. Along the way, Dottie, her cartoon Dalmatian, comes too. This book is for all ages; theres a poem for everyone from the seasons, shopping, disqualified driving, domestic blindness, eBay, elephants, and more!

The Story of Antony Grace

Author : George Manville Fenn

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 882

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1358


Book Summary: "The Story of Antony Grace" by George Manville Fenn. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Rules of Love

Author : Richard Templar

ISBN10 : 0133384314

Publisher : FT Press

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1871


Book Summary: Love matters. Whether it's the romantic kind or the emotional bond between you and family or friends. Indeed latest research suggests that those who love and are loved are significantly more likely to be alive in 10 years time than those without love in their lives. Love makes us happy, and the happier we are, the longer it seems we tend to live. So, why is it that some people find relationships so easy? We all know the kind of person, married forever, connected with their family, and strong friendships that have stood the test of time from all stages of life. The people who make friends easily, who have someone utterly devoted to them and for whom many would do anything. What do they know and do that the rest of us could learn from? That's what you'll find in this book. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.

A Forever Kind of Love

Author : Nora Roberts

ISBN10 : 0369718623

Publisher : Harlequin

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1980


Book Summary: The Stanislaski dynasty lives on as the next generation looks for love! Waiting for Nick Frederica Kimball has had a crush on Nicholas LeBeck since they were kids. Once a reckless teenager, Nick has cleaned up his act and is now one of the most sought-after composers on Broadway. So when Freddie is offered the opportunity to work on a musical with Nick, she wastes no time. She moves to New York City to be closer to Nick…and to be independent for once. Freddie is tired of being looked at like a helpless child and determined to prove she's not a little girl anymore. If only Nick would see things that way, too… Considering Kate Kate Stanislaski Kimball is ready for change. After years in the spotlight, Kate retires from her job as a prima ballerina and decides to open a dance studio in her small hometown. She finally owns the historic building she admired as a kid but needs help fixing it up—which comes in the form of handsome contractor Brody O'Connell. Kate is attracted to Brody the first time she sees him, though Brody insists he's not interested. But no matter how professional Brody tries to keep their relationship, there's no denying the connection he feels with Kate.

The Rules of Love & Grammar

Author : Mary Simses

ISBN10 : 0316382078

Publisher : Little, Brown

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1596


Book Summary: A woman finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots in the enchanting new novel from the author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café. Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who's brilliant at correcting other people's errors, she hasn't yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes. Desperate to escape the city and her trifecta of problems, Grace hits pause and retreats to her Connecticut hometown. What begins as a short visit with her parents quickly becomes a far more meaningful stay, though, as she discovers that the answers to what her future holds might be found by making peace with-and even embracing-the past. As Grace sets out to change her ways and come to terms, finally, with the tragedy that took her older sister's life so many years ago, she rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart, Peter, now a famous Hollywood director who's filming a movie in town. Sparks also fly at the local bike shop, where Grace's penchant for pointing out what's wrong rattles the owner's ruggedly handsome schoolteacher son, Mitch. Torn between the promise of a glamorous life and the allure of the familiar, Grace must decide what truly matters-and whether it's time for her to throw away the rule book and bravely follow her heart.

The Code for Love and Heartbreak

Author : Jillian Cantor

ISBN10 : 1488069417

Publisher : Harlequin

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1041


Book Summary: In this contemporary romcom retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma by USA TODAY bestselling author Jillian Cantor, there’s nothing more complex—or unpredictable—than love. When math genius Emma and her coding club co-president, George, are tasked with brainstorming a new project, The Code for Love is born. George disapproves of Emma’s idea of creating a matchmaking app, accusing her of meddling in people’s lives. But all the happy new couples at school are proof that the app works. At least at first. Emma’s code is flawless. So why is it that perfectly matched couples start breaking up, the wrong people keep falling for each other, and Emma’s own feelings defy any algorithm?

A Little Girl in Old Quebec

Author : Amanda Minnie Douglas

ISBN10 : 1776594193

Publisher : The Floating Press

Number of Pages : 259

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 610


Book Summary: Take a trip to one of the oldest European settlements in North America in this charming novel geared for younger audiences. The spirited, plucky orphan Rose falls ill and has to resign herself to the boredom of an extended convalescence. When she's finally on the mend, Rose finds out that she's going to be traveling to Quebec, Canada's largest province. Her impressions of this unknown land are insightful and engaging.

Power of Love

Author : Bonnie Smith

ISBN10 : 1644162164

Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

Number of Pages : 180

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1014


Book Summary: Angel was a woman defined by her past. In fact, everything she did was defined by yesterday's pain. Her past was the elephant in the room, to be avoided at all cost, even if she had to pretend to be someone other than herself. Paul was a man driven by purpose. He was a man who knew who he was and where he was going. His life was laid out in front of him, with no room for detours or distractions. Destiny was just a few steps away, so he thought. Until one starry night he meets a woman, simply named Angel, who leads him on a journey of discovery.

For Love or Country

Author : Jennifer Hudson Taylor

ISBN10 : 1682998312

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 610


Book Summary: At the height of the Revolutionary War, Tyra MacGregor is successful at thwarting the British Army with her colonial spy efforts. But her sleuthing ways come to a screeching halt when Captain Donahue "Hugh" Morgan puts her under house arrest. Hugh is intrigued by this courageous spy the natives call "War Woman." She's more daring than most men and is intelligent in defending her convictions. Even more impressive to Hugh is the strength of Tyra's unshakeable faith in God. When Tyra saves his life during an attack, Hugh vows to return the favor. Before he can intervene, however, she is caught by his superior officer and imprisoned. Soon Hugh's honor, faith, country, and love are all on the line. Can he risk it all to gain everything?

A Page of Love

Author : Émile Zola

ISBN10 : 1513287133

Publisher : Graphic Arts Books

Number of Pages : 290

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1055


Book Summary: A Page of Love (1878) is a novel by French author Émile Zola. The eighth of twenty volumes of Zola’s monumental Les Rougon-Macquart series is an epic story of family, politics, class, and history that traces the disparate paths of several French citizens raised by the same mother. Spanning the entirety of the French Second Empire, Zola provides a sweeping portrait of change that refuses to shy away from controversy and truth as it gets to the heart of heredity and human nature. Hélène Grandjean, a member of the Mouret family, finds herself desperate and alone when her husband Charles dies from a sudden illness. Left as the sole guardian of her young daughter Jeanne, she does her best to provide while overcoming the boundaries of life in a strange new town. Having moved from Marseilles to the suburbs of Paris only days before Charles’ death, Hélène longs for friendship and community. When Jeanne suffers a violent seizure, she receives assistance from her neighbor, Dr. Deberle. Soon, Hélène befriends Deberle and his wife Juliette, who introduce her to their family and small circle of acquaintances. Although she remains wary of romance, Hélène soon finds herself falling in love with a kind and gentle man, a figure capable of caring for her and her young daughter—a man who is already married. A Page of Love is a story of family and fate, a thrilling and detailed novel that continues a series rich enough for its author to explore in twenty total volumes. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Émile Zola’s A Page of Love is a classic work of French literature reimagined for modern readers.

Being with Henry

Author : Martha Brooks

ISBN10 : 155498002X

Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 174

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1114


Book Summary: The car lurches to a halt.The old man finally rolls down his window, studies Laker for one eternal moment while his daughter, behind the steering wheel, fumes and listens to the radio. Laker stands, shrunken and zipped and snapped and collared inside his damp, sweaty leather jacket, and then he hears this unexpected question: Do you do yard work? Kicked out of his house, sleeping on the street, Laker Wyatt meets eighty-three-year-old Henry Olsen, a lonely widower with family troubles of his own -- a bossy daughter and a beautiful granddaughter, Charlene, with whom Henry admits he doesn't always get things right. Eventually, Laker's stay with Henry leads him not only to the revelation of a long-kept secret, but to a deeper understanding of the mysteries and difficulties of love.

River of Love in an Age of Pollution

Author : David Haberman

ISBN10 : 052093962X

Publisher : Univ of California Press

Number of Pages : 296

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1589


Book Summary: Celebrated as an aquatic form of divinity for thousands of years, the Yamuna is one of India’s most sacred rivers. A prominent feature of north Indian culture, the Yamuna is conceptualized as a goddess flowing with liquid love—yet today it is severely polluted, the victim of fast-paced industrial development. This fascinating and beautifully written book investigates the stories, theology, and religious practices connected with this river goddess collected from texts written over several millennia, as well as from talks with pilgrims, priests, and worshippers who frequent the pilgrimage sites and temples located on her banks. David L. Haberman offers a detailed analysis of the environmental condition of the river and examines how religious practices are affected by its current pollution. He introduces Indian river environmentalism, a form of activism that is different in many ways from its western counterpart. River of Love in an Age of Pollution concludes with a consideration of the broader implications of the Yamuna’s plight and its effect on worldwide efforts to preserve our environment.

In the Meadow of Love: A Pair of Historical Romances

Author : Vanessa Carvo

ISBN10 : 1365257770

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1301


Book Summary: A Ghost Controls Their Fate - A woman from Boston goes off to be the bride to a Colorado farmer and rancher, but has no clue that the farmer is under the control of a long dead young woman’s ghost, who subjects her to many acts of humiliation and trickery. A Delicate Dancing Angel For The Tough Texas Cowboy - A former ballet dancer from England becomes a mail order bride to a Texas rancher and a caretaker for his young daughter; but when she arrives she realizes that the hot and dry weather may be her undoing.

Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy

Author : Lincoln Alexander

ISBN10 : 155488733X

Publisher : Dundurn

Number of Pages : 254

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 727


Book Summary: The inspiring story of Lincoln Alexander, whose exemplary life has involved military service, a successful political career, a thriving law practice, and vocal advocacy.

Goddess of Love

Author : P. C. Cast

ISBN10 : 1101205857

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1430


Book Summary: The mythical Venus helps a nerdy woman find her own inner goddess in this novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast's Goddess Summoning series... Pea Chamberlain needs a makeover—shoes, hair, clothes, make-up, everything—especially if she wants to attract sexy fireman Griffin DeAngelo at the fireman’s masked ball. And there's no one better suited to coax Pea out of her pod than the Goddess of Love, whom she invokes in a moment of desperation. After eons of helping others find love, Venus has no problem working her magic on Pea. But when the goddess herself starts falling head over heels for Griffin, it will take an act of divine intervention to set this love triangle to rights...

The Designs of Love

Author : Joyce Armintrout

ISBN10 : 1684093864

Publisher : Page Publishing Inc

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 999


Book Summary: This is the story of a young girl and two unrequited loves. When the one she loves, Tyler, announces his engagement to someone else, she is forced to leave her home to try to mend her broken heart, leaving behind Witt, the one who loves her. Circumstances draw her back home. She learns Tyler’s engagement has been called off, so she has new hopes of getting his attention. She soon learns that she will have a decision to make when her brother tells her of Witt’s feelings, something she was unaware of. She knows she shouldn’t see Tyler, but her heart won’t let her say no to him. Their affair and an unfortunate decision made by her nearly ruins her reputation. She flees back to the city to devote her life to her career. She is once again drawn back home to open a dress shop with her best friend. By then, she knows who her true love is, but a simple misunderstanding causes her to lose him. If it weren’t for two very determined friends, their story might have had a very different ending.


Author : Hope Ramsay

ISBN10 : 1538730316

Publisher : Forever

Number of Pages : 1200

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1156


Book Summary: Now available in one volume, three heartwarming novels from USA Today bestselling author Hope Ramsay. A Christmas Bride 'Tis the season in Shenandoah Falls, but widower David Lyndon has a bah-humbug approach to the holidays - until he's shown the spirit of the season by his daughter and her godmother, Willow. Paired up to plan a Christmas wedding for friends, David finds it harder and harder to stay immune to Willow's charms, especially when he sees how much joy she brings his daughter. After a simple kiss under the mistletoe turns into something more, David is hoping he can turn the magic of the holiday season into the love of a lifetime. A Small-Town Bride Amy Lyndon is tired of being the Poor Little Rich Girl of Shenandoah Falls. In her prominent family, she's the ordinary one. But when her father tries to marry her off, she knows it's finally time to stand up for herself, despite the consequences. When Amy shows up looking for work with his landscaping crew, Dusty McNeil thinks there's no way such a pampered princess will ever get her hands dirty. But as Amy proves him wrong, Dusty wonders whether a high-society woman like Amy can ever fall for a man like him. Here Comes the Bride Laurie Wilson never imagined being left at the altar by longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would - she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on her door with a much better idea for revenge . . . Best man Andrew Lyndon decides to help Laurie feel better - and make Brandon jealous - by setting Laurie up on a string of "dates." But Andrew's plan works a little too well because suddenly he's the one falling for Laurie. Includes a sneak peek from the next book in the Chapel of Love series, The Bride Next Door. "Happiness is a new Hope Ramsay series." -- FreshFiction.com

Time Enough for Love

Author : Robert A. Heinlein

ISBN10 : 1101503076

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 608

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1415


Book Summary: The capstone and crowning achievement of the Future History series, from the New York Times bestselling Grand Master of Science Fiction... Time Enough for Love follows Lazarus Long through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. Heinlein's longest and most ambitious work, it is the story of a man so in love with Life that he refused to stop living it; and so in love with Time that he became his own ancestor.

From Crimea with Love

Author : Jason Salkey

ISBN10 : 178352958X

Publisher : Unbound Publishing

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1900


Book Summary: In the summer of 1992, Jason Salkey was cast in a role that would change his life forever. Sharpe’s Rifles, a Napoleonic war drama, was to be shot in the Crimean Peninsula. Little did the producers know that they would be sending Jason and the crew to film in a rapidly disintegrating Soviet Union. There they faced near-starvation and danger round every corner as they set about creating one of Britain’s most successful and critically acclaimed television programmes. From Crimea with Love documents the mishaps, blunders, incompetence and downright corruption that made Sharpe’s Rifles go down in British television folklore for its unique tales of hardship. Follow the cast through intense depravation and constant catastrophe until they become every bit the jaded, battle-hardened soldiers we saw on screen. Tapping into his diaries, photo journals and video log, Jason brings you an eye-opening, jaw-dropping insider’s account of one of the best-loved shows ever made.