* Becky Kelly's artwork captures the essence of wide-eyed youth and vividly transports readers to holidays filled with awe-inspiring wonderment.
Best-selling watercolor artist Becky Kelly imbues Clement C. Moore's Christmas classic with a shimmering palette. Sugarplums have never looked as appealing and Santa's eyes have never twinkled as brightly as they do in this beautiful rendition of The Night Before Christmas. With Kelly's enchanting, award-winning illustrations, and innovative touches like a secret letter from Santa thoughtfully tucked into the book's front cover, as well as special glitter and gold foil accents, nothing captures the magic of Christmas better than this definitive edition of Moore's beloved holiday tale.
I wanted you
Before you were born
I loved you
Before you were here an hour
I would die for you
This is the miracle of life --Maureen Hawkins
The relationship between a mother and daughter is like no other. A daughter reminds her mother of herself as a girl, offers her a chance to relive that girlhood, then passes her mother's wisdom on to her own daughter someday. Mothers and daughters know what the other is thinking before she says it, and communicate with a touch or a glance as easily as with words.
A mother's love is so strong, sometimes words alone are insufficient to express it. That's why Becky Kelly's gift book, Dreams for My Daughter, is so special. On every page her soft watercolor illustrations celebrate the warmth of a mother's love for her daughter. Paired with beautiful prose, each enchanting image evokes the heartfelt times that only mothers and daughters share. Whether as a birthday or graduation gift, or for no special occasion at all, Dreams for My Daughter is a beautiful keepsake of a mother's genuine love.
* No one captures the essence of cherished family bonds like renowned artist Becky Kelly.
In My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars, award-winning watercolor artist Becky Kelly celebrates the special bond between grandmothers and grandchildren. Her ethereal illustrations combine with heartfelt words of appreciation for Grandmother's humor, kindness, and wisdom. Our parents may give us the sun and the moon, but it's our grandmothers who show us the stars--and no star shines brighter than a grandmother. My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars is a beautiful, all-occasion gift for grandmothers everywhere.
When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day. And she continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically. Nearly thirty years later, that young boy, Maurice, is married and has his own family. Now he works to change the lives of disadvantaged kids, just like the boy he used to be.
An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets.
In Just Show Up, Kara and her close friend, Jill Lynn Buteyn, write about what friendship looks like in the midst of changing life seasons, loads of laundry, and even cancer. Whether you are eager to be present to someone going through a difficult time or simply want inspiration for pursuing friends in a new way, this eloquent and practical book explores the gift of silence, the art of receiving, and what it means to just show up.
Hold On to Your Kids explains the causes of this crucial breakdown of parental influence—and demonstrates ways to “reattach” to sons and daughters, establish the proper hierarchy in the home, make kids feel safe and understood, and earn back your children’s loyalty and love. This updated edition also specifically addresses the unprecedented parenting challenges posed by the rise of digital devices and social media. By helping to reawaken instincts innate to us all, Neufeld and Maté will empower parents to be what nature intended: a true source of contact, security, and warmth for their children.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel—its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience.
Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again—at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life—to wear a wedding dress—has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.
When the men in their lives prove less than reliable, Savannah, Bernadine, Gloria, and Robin find new strength through a rare and enlightening friendship as they struggle to regain stability and an identity they don’t have to share with anyone. Because for the first time in a long time, their dreams are finally off hold...
“Hilarious, irreverent...Reading Waiting to Exhale is like being in the company of a great friend...thought-provoking, thoroughly entertaining, and very, very comforting.”—Susan Isaacs, The New York Times Book Review
“It’s the three-dimensional men, women, and children who populate her fiction that I’ll remember for a very long time.”
—Nancy Pearl’s Picks
Following the phenomenal success of her novels Love Walked In and Belong to Me, New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos returns with Falling Together, an emotionally resonant, powerfully moving, and pitch perfect novel about friends, family, and love. Truly modern women’s fiction at its finest, this is the unforgettable tale of a remarkable friendship that ended abruptly, only to be resurrected in great need years later at a college reunion, launching three formerly devoted companions and reluctant family members alike on a sobering, enlightening journey across the world and through the past. Brimming with the author’s trademark wit, vivid prose, and captivating characterizations, Falling Together brilliantly explores our deepest human connections and confirms Marisa de los Santos as one of America’s most exciting contemporary novelists.
Katherine Hill left her small New England hometown in pursuit of a dream. Now, twelve years later, she’s a high-powered cosmetics executive in Manhattan and a much glossier version of her former self, unrecognizable to her family and old friends. Not that she would know—she hasn’t been home in over a decade.
Laney Marten always swore she’d never get “stuck” in Manchester, Vermont. No, she was destined to live out her glamorous big-city dreams. Instead, she wound up a young wife and mother. That was when her best friend ran out.
When Katherine receives word of an inheritance from former neighbor Luella Hancock, she reluctantly returns home to the people and places she left behind. Tethered to their shared inheritance of Luella’s sprawling Victorian mansion, Katherine and Laney are forced to address their long-standing grudges. Through this, they come to understand that while life has taken them in different directions, ultimately the bonds of friendship and sisterhood still bind them together. But are some wounds too old and deep to mend?
In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir, Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates (whom she meets everywhere from improv class to friend rental websites) with the latest social research to examine how difficult—and hilariously awkward—it is to make new friends as an adult. In a time when women will happily announce they need a man but are embarrassed to admit they need a BFF, Bertsche uncovers the reality that no matter how great your love life is, you’ve gotta have friends.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dear Mister Rogers is an inspiration to parents and educators and a delight for all those interested in the unique way children see the world and wonder about it.
Funny, sad and honest, if you loved David Nicholls’ One Day and Mhairi McFarlane this is the book for you.
‘So much more than a love story, more of a life story.’
Five years ago at university they had been seven friends that laughed hard and loved harder.
Nicky and Miles were the couple that were always meant to be ... Leigha and Adam, not so much.
So when Adam and Harriet grew close during endless days in the library, they did the one thing that changed everything – they kept a secret. And when it came out, it all fell apart.
When the day comes for bridesmaids to be chosen and best men to fulfil drunken promises, Nicky and Miles’ wedding isn’t just a wedding, it’s a reunion – loaded with past hurts, past regrets, past loves....
What readers are saying about The Best Thing I Never Had:
'One of the most engaging books I've read this year. I loved it' – Books with Bunny
'A superb debut about complicated ties, betrayal and lies, and one of my favourite books of the year' – ChickLit Club
'Friendships, trust, lies, deceit, love and so much more – a real page-turner for me' – Cosmochicklitan
At the Grand Opening of Stone Van Patten's new B&B, the local Historical Society's soon-to-be inaugurated new president, Horatio Prescott III, is found murdered in the inn's grandest suite.
Much to Van Patten's chagrin, Lexie, a widowed library assistant, decides to aid in the investigation.
Despite several foiled attempts made on her own life by the killer, Lexie manages to save herself, uncover the perpetrator and rescue several abducted kakapo parrots in the process.
"The Lexie Starr mysteries are fast-paced, complex... and have just the right hint of romance." ~Jill Churchill, author of the Jane Jeffry and Grace and Favor series
". . . the ride is rollicking right through to the end." ~Alice Duncan, author of The Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery Series
". . . an enjoyable read, for all who relish a humorously entertaining and fast-paced mystery, The Extinguished Guest is sure to please!" ~Evelyn Horan, author of Rain On My Wings, Moving on, and Aging With Gentle Attitude
THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series order
Leave No Stone Unturned
The Extinguished Guest
With This Ring
The Spirit of the Season (A Holiday Novella)
Marriage and Mayhem
THE RIPPLE EFFECT MYSTERIES, in series order
A Rip Roaring Good Time
Ripped to Shreds
Rip Your Heart Out
"Julian's work is the best of the bunch in these genres. I have scoured book stores. I only learn from his books and ideas." - John Cesta
My latest ebook which teaches the fundamentals of cartomancy is now ready for release. It's similar to my other books in that it's aimed at complete beginners as well as people who've started learning this particular reading discipline but then given up for one reason or another.
Like my other books I use a no nonsense approach with lots of memory tips, insights, reviews and exercises over ninety pages to help you get up to speed as quickly as possible and the whole experience is extremely 'hands on'. In fact part of the process involves scribbling on the cards a lot to make sure the basics are implanted in your mind as you go.
I'm really hoping that this new book gets some of you on the road to giving proper and interesting readings with cards instead of just thinking about it. There's a lot more information hidden in those fifty-two bits of paper than you probably realise!
"I got this yesterday and have started the study and have to say it's quite brilliant. I've read cards of one form or another for 20 years after learning initially from the Joe Riding course but for various reasons I was looking for something to help me sharpen my skills - and this more than does the trick.
For anyone who might feel that they'd rather this was on tarot I think it's worth pointing out that when I started doing readings many moons ago a number of clients would tell me of this mystical sounding old man who read from "ordinary cards". It was clear that the impression given to these women was that reading ordinary cards was somehow more skillful and impressive than tarot cards (I guess the pictures on the cards might make it obvious to some astute clients that there are highly visible cues on the cards). Playing card readings rock - and playing cards predate tarot and are thus, in my book, purer and more mysterious than tarot." - David Numen
"I purchased this ebook. What a great system. Always in the easily understood clear writing format you'd expect from Julian. This is of a quality you would expect to find in a book store.
I have in the past purchased Julian's James Bond Cold Reading book and his Palm Reading book. For me this is one of the best. I find I am more in tune with numbers than the others. I always have a deck of cards and certainly the places I frequent there are cards as well.
The fact that you can use a few cards, a few more to create a simple or more complex reading is terrific. Make it as long or short as you'd like.
Julian's audio book (available for free from his site) is also top notch! Lots of valuable audio files to use while driving or sitting in a Doctor's office.
Certainly worth the asking price. If you have any of Julian's other offerings you know what I mean. If you don't have any of Julian's other offerings don't hesitate.
His metaphors and memory links make sense and they work." - John Cesta
OTHER KINDLE BOOKS IN THE SPEED LEARNING SERIES BY JULIAN MOORE
Speed Learning: Graphology - The Art Of Handwriting Analysis
Speed Learning: The James Bond Cold Reading
Speed Learning: Palmistry - Palm Readings In Your Own Words
Mot: A Memoir is the story of their unlikely friendship and explores what we can, and cannot, do for a person we love. In unsparing prose and with a sharp eye for detail, Einstein brings the reader into the world of Mot's delusions and illuminates a life that would otherwise be hidden from us.
Amy Ignatow’s hilarious debut novel introduces the intrepid fifth-graders Julie and Lydia, whose quest to understand popularity may not succeed in the ways they want, but will succeed in keeping readers in stitches.
From Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books:
Lydia and Julie, BFFs since birth, are now preparing to enter junior high, and they're on a mission to become popular. First, however, they have to determine exactly how popularity is achieved, so they decide to approach the matter as any good scientist would: observe those creatures already at the height of popularity and apply said observations to themselves, in the hopes of cracking into that mysterious world of junior-high stardom. The two record their observations and the often spectacularly unsuccessful outcomes of their various social experiments in a scrapbook-like journal, complete with notes passed at school, lists of projected popularity goals, and credibly goofy and kidlike drawings. The story here is fairly familiar: the girls fail miserably at their first attempts at the A-list (Lydia's hair falls out after a botched dye job, among other disasters) but eventually find acceptance in the upper echelon, only to learn the valuable lesson that it's the people you're most comfortable around who make the best friends. The diary format, however, adds an extra dimension of funny, and as in Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid series about Greg Heffley, it allows Julie and Lydia to come alive through their witty dialogue, their perceptive commentary, and even their characteristic handwriting. Secondary characters shine as well, particularly Julie's embarrassing but ultimately charming two dads, along with Lydia's goth-punk sister, a font of random quips and junior high wisdom. The popular kids end up being far from perfect and each has issues of her own to contend with, making the actual friendships that form among the girls all the more endearing. Those waiting for the next installment of Greg Heffley's adventures will be well served by this amusing experiment in sixth-grade celebrity. KQG
Until now, women had to endure the heartache of losing a friend all alone, without the social support and understanding that accompanies, say, a romantic split-up -- and to make matters worse, they don't even have their best friend's shoulder to cry on. But What Did I Do Wrong? gives you that sympathetic shoulder and a resource -- and some answers -- that you can rely on. After author Liz Pryor had gone through a number of these breakups herself, she set out to discover why they were happening, how to help herself -- and others -- get through them...and how to prevent them from happening again.
Through personal interviews and her popular website, www.lizpryor.com, Pryor collected hundreds of stories of friendships with which you will identify. Now she draws on those stories to explore the dynamics of friendship breakups in a candid, intimate way, revealing the patterns, the warning signs, and some ways to put a friendship right or help it change to meet your or your friend's changing life. She also explains how to end a friendship -- if you find that you need to do so -- in ways that honor both parties' feelings and your history together.
Like the best kind of girlfriend -- one who really will stay friends forever -- Pryor blends plain, old-fashioned, feminine good sense and good humor with genuine empathy for the thousands of women who live with the confusion that lingers after an ended friendship -- for women of all ages, races, and backgrounds. What Did I Do Wrong? validates your feelings and inspires you to be more forthright and compassionate with new and old friends. It might even lead you to reconnect with a lost one. In the end, you will be moved and uplifted by the many stories of strong friendships, broken friendships, and renewed friendships that make this book a treasure of women's wisdom and experiences.
They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of Drinking: A Love Story) became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s Take the Long Way Home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Gail Caldwell's New Life, No Instructions.
Talk to Me! Listen To Me! is as a tool to help turn things around. Although this book is a short read, it may take days, to weeks, to possibly months to implement, since the latter questions take time to emerge, develop, and unfold. The more thought-provoking questions may also run into chats that last for hours, either because of the time it takes to reveal the answer, or because the answer may lead to even more questions and deeper discussions.
The questions can be chosen cafeteria style from the light and fun, to the more weighty and serious. They can be used during one-on-one situations or in groups such as classroom settings, college dorms, orientations, sorority and fraternity interviews, and even in corporate team-building meetings.
They may also be used as a quiz type game, or as an icebreaker at parties, or as a “get to know you” handbook while dating or making new friends. All 150 questions can be worked through over time with a companion, a relative, or a spouse to deepen existing relationships. A couple may also choose a few of the more provocative questions to answer while on a weekend retreat.
“Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it, it dies,” Unknown
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"Voluptuous, sensuous, alluring and fun. Barely 40 DWF seeks special man to share starlit nights. Must love dogs."
Divorced preschool teacher Sarah Hurlihy's first mistake is letting her bossy big sister write her personal ad. Her second mistake is showing up to meet her first date in more than a decade. Now she's juggling her teaching job, her big, rollicking, interfering south-of-Boston Irish family, and more men than she knows what to do with. And what's up with all these dogs that are suddenly galloping into her life?
"A hilariously original tale about dating and its place in a modern woman's life." -BookPage
"Funny and pitch perfect." -Chicago Tribune
"Wildly witty" -USA Today
"Cook dishes up plenty of charm." -San Francisco Chronicle
"A hoot" -The Boston Globe
"If Must Love Dogs is any indication of her talents, readers will hope that Claire Cook will be telling breezy summer stories from the South Shore of Massachusetts for seasons to come." -The Washington Post
"A laugh-out-loud novel . . . a light and lively read for anyone who has ever tried to re-enter the dating scene or tried to 'fix up' anyone else." -Boston Herald
"This utterly charming novel by Cook is a fun read, perfect for whiling away an afternoon on the beach." -Library Journal
"Claire Cook's Must Love Dogs, a book that's got more giggles than soda bread has raisins." -Hartford Courant
"Claire Cook (Must Love Dogs) has built a brand writing light-hearted women's fiction blending kernels of the absurd and comedic in compulsively readable combinations." -Shelf Awareness
"The exuberant and charming Claire Cook is one of the sassiest and funniest creators of contemporary women's fiction." -The Times-Picayune
The Must Love Dogs series:
Must Love Dogs (#1)
Must Love Dogs: New Leash on Life (#2)
Must Love Dogs: Fetch You Later (#3)
Must Love Dogs: Bark & Roll Forever (#4)
Must Love Dogs: Who Let the Cats In? (#5)
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The Summer Girls
For years, Carson Muir has drifted, never really settling, certain only that a life without the ocean is a life half lived. Adrift and penniless in California, Carson is the first to return to Sea Breeze, wondering where things went wrong…until the sea she loves brings her a minor miracle. Her astonishing bond with a dolphin helps Carson renew her relationships with her sisters and face the haunting memories of her ill-fated father. As the rhythms of the island open her heart, Carson begins to imagine the next steps toward her future.
In this heartwarming novel, three sisters discover the true treasures Sea Breeze offers as surprising truths are revealed, mistakes forgiven, and precious connections made that will endure long beyond one summer.
The Summer Wind
It’s midsummer and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying at Sea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. For years, Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband has filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and her house is on the market. Dora’s façade collapses under the weight of her grief and she suffers “broken heart syndrome.” Mamaw and the girls rally around Dora—but it’s up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling the beach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart. This is a summer of discovery for all the women of Sea Breeze. Carson returns from Florida to face life-changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpected visitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s direction.
When tropical storm winds batter the island, the women must band together and weather the tempest—both the one outside their windows and the raging sea of emotions within each of them. They must learn again what it means to be a sister. It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breeze to guide the girls through the lies, the threats, and the rocky waters of indecision to home.
How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less is the work of a master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming whose career is teaching corporations and groups the secrets of successful face-to-face communication. Aimed at establishing rapport-that stage between meeting and communicating-How to Make People Like You focuses on the concept of synchrony. It shows how to synchronize attitude, synchronize body language, and synchronize voice tone so that you instantly and imperceptibly become someone the other person likes. Reinforcing these easy-to-learn skills is knowing how to read the other person's sensory preferences-most of us are visual, some are kinesthetic, and a minority are auditory. So when you say "I see what you mean" to a visual person, you're really speaking his language. Along the way the book covers attitude, nervousness, words that open a conversation and words that shut it down, compliments, eye cues, the magic of opposites attracting, and more. It's how to make the best of the most important 90 seconds in any relationship, business or personal.
From the author of the “sharply written and emotionally accessible” (Kirkus Reviews) debut Love in Mid Air comes this moving novel about a middle-aged woman who regains her balance in life. Kelly Wilder becomes recently widowed from a much older, wealthy man with whom she spent her married life doing charity work, building a lovely home, and, as she says, “pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupid and nicer than I really am.”
Now, with too much time and money on her hands, Kelly has absolutely no idea what happens next. So on a whim she signs up for a ballroom dancing class, and slowly, step by high-heeled step, begins to rebuild her life with the help of friends old and new: Nik, a young Russian dance teacher who sees the artistic potential she left behind; Carolina, a woman in hospice, anxious to experience a whole lifetime in a few months; and Elyse, Kelly’s girlhood best friend who knows all of her past secrets—including the truth about the man who long ago broke Kelly’s heart.
In the vein of Jennifer Weiner’s novels, The Unexpected Waltz is a deeply felt story about moving on after loss and finding a new walk—or dance—of life through the power of second chances.
Must Love Dogs (#1)
Must Love Dogs: New Leash on Life (#2)
Must Love Dogs: Fetch You Later (#3)
Must Love Dogs: Bark & Roll Forever (#4)
Must Love Dogs: Who Let the Cats In? (#5)
From Claire Cook, New York Times bestselling author of the much-loved novel-turned-movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack, comes Must Love Dogs: Bark & Roll Forever, Book 4 of the hilarious and heartwarming Must Love Dogs series.
Sarah and John are finally going to move in together. But where? And what’s up with Sarah’s ex enrolling his twins at Bayberry Preschool and Sarah’s wasband’s wife trying to sell Sarah’s house right out from under her? Sarah’s new teaching assistant has a secret, her niece Siobhan has a boyfriend who could be trouble, and her dad has a new job working for the Bark & Roll Forever ladies as well as plans to date at least one of them!
PRAISE FOR MUST LOVE DOGS:
“Wildy witty"—USA Today
"Cook dishes up plenty of charm."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Funny and pitch perfect."—Chicago Tribune
"A HOOT"—The Boston Globe
"A hilariously original tale about dating and its place in a modern woman's life."—Book Page
"This utterly charming novel by Cook is a fun read, perfect for whiling away an afternoon on the beach."—Library Journal
"These characters are so engaging I would probably enjoy reading about them sitting around discussing dish soap, but fortunately, the plot here is fresh, heartfelt, and always moving forward—not to mention laugh-out-loud funny."—Stephanie Burns, Book Perfume
(5 stars!) "If you haven't read a Claire Cook book yet, start with this one. You don't need to have read the first book, but why not grab that one, too, and read it? Her books are like potato chips—you can't have just one!"—Pamela Kramer, National Book Reviewer, Examiner.com
“Another fabulous addition to the Grayson Brothers series. How I love these characters and their world. Such a beautiful Christmas story. Loved it!” ~Mmoore
“Bound to be a classic.” ~Reads A lot
“A charming story of a boy learning lessons of family, friendship, community, and young love.” ~Patricia
“Very sweet story of two young people falling in love, two orphans finding a home, and the spirit of giving.” ~Mike
When Adam Grayson and his sweetheart Rebecca discover two orphans hiding in his sister’s greenhouse, they promise to help the boys find a warm, loving home. Adam never suspects that home might be his own. Being an only son is not a position he wants to give up, but in trying to protect his place as an only son, will Adam lose what he wants most—to win Rebecca’s heart and become a man of integrity like his father and uncles?
· Each book in this series is a standalone, complete novel featuring a different couple and their journey of falling in love, but the books can also be read and enjoyed as part of the series about the Grayson family.
Grayson Brothers series:
Book 1: WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
Book 2: SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner!
Book 3: THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick!
Book 4: LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE
Book 5: KISSING IN THE DARK
Book 6: SLEIGH OF HOPE
Book 7: LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN
Book 8: THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“This is a wonderful Christmas story that reminds me of what the meaning of Christmas really is. It is a heartwarming story about a family that provides love and support to all. It will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.
“This is a great Christmas story. if you are missing the Christmas spirit read this book I guaranty it will put you in the mood to do something for someone in need. Will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.” ~Julie S
“Heartfelt, suspense, loving and filled with kindness.”
Lindstrom continues to impress with her understanding of human emotions and how we express them at all ages. A Christmas Promise is a coming of age story emotionally, not physically, and sets up the next book that follows Adam and Rebecca's [adult romance] story. This is a sweet read and sets a tone for living the Christmas spirit. ~Whodat
“While reading the Grayson Brothers series you will fall in love with each and everyone that they represent. These books are filled with love, compassion , heartache and longing. From the moment I started reading them I didn't want to put them down. There were moments I felt that I was watching the books unfold right before my eyes. If you enjoy a book that will fill you to the brim please read for yourself The Grayson Brothers.” ~KButler Photography
“This is so great as you see people helping friends, neighbors, families, and strangers. The spirit of Christmas and the true meaning comes across so great.”
“One of the better books I've read ever.”
“This is a heartwarming story of how a boy who has just been adopted and found a place of his own with his new family deals with jealousy and insecurity when a couple of brothers in a situation very similar to himself come along. As he struggles with his feelings, Adam finds the true meaning of Christmas.” ~Mary Dieterich
“The author is very good in her stories. This story had a very heart warming meaning to it. Giving is a gift, but also being able to receive a gift with thanksgiving is also a gift. I hope the author will write again about a group of people or family.” ~Joan
“Love the Grayson world and this glimpse of Rebecca and Adam growing up into such remarkable adults.”
Themes: This Victorian historical romance series is set in 19th century – 1800s. Each book is a standalone complete novel featuring heartbreaking emotional romance, weddings, brides and grooms, a marriage of convenience, a love triangle, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, true gentlemen alpha heroes and beta heroes, love and laughter, stories that make you cry, and much more. These popular romance novels make up a bestselling family saga romance series about heartwarming romance and second chances.
· “The author writes with clarity and compassion… offers an opportunity for us to examine, discuss, and consider the world.” – Kirkus Reviews
· “Resists pop-psychology profiling… a searing indcitment of the cultures of cruelty, entitlement and indifference.” – Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland
· “Exceptionally readable, abundant examples, and full of salient suggestions.” – James W. Messerschmidt, author of Hegemonic Masculinities and Camouflaged Politics
· “Riveting and powerful… Amazing and hopeful… Poignant and timely… A must read.” – Liz Murray, author of Breaking Night
· “This powerful, necessary book… Illuminates a very dark problem, and proposes solutions.” – Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon
· “A compelling case.” – Publishers Weekly
· “An exceedingly thorough analysis.” – New York Journal of Books
· “Destined to emerge as an important text.” – CHOICE
· “A scholarly, insightful commentary… highly recommended.” – VOYA“A remarkably accessible book and… An important tool.” – Metapsychology
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🤦🏻♀️ There are very few people who escape this physical life without having the experience of feeling like giving up. Life can get so hectic and out of control at times that we feel like we don't have any control at all. What we believe about ourselves becomes our reality; and in so many ways, what we believe about ourselves forms our future. I'm not speaking in airy-fairy, New Age terms here. I am talking about the real deal.
🙍🏻 Our paradigms drive us, one way or the other. You have to willfully choose how you want to be steered. If you are the captain of your boat called life, then your hands need to firmly remain on the wheel that moves the rudder. You can't be the captain of your boat called life if you allow other people to form your paradigms, your beliefs about Self.
Don't allow others to shape your beliefs about yourself. Read The Empowered Life.
👍🏻 Success coach Cassandra Blizzard offers an intensive look at how we inadvertently give away our personal power and how we can regroup and bring ourselves back into balance. This book is the culmination of years of working with people and teaching clients how to trust in their Soul, live a more balanced life, and find fulfillment and happiness in the world. Build a bridge of trust with your own Soul, become self-actualized, and take charge of your life like never before. Learn how to get rid of old baggage and break up old belief systems that hold you back, and be bold about moving forward in positive ways. You can have the good life, a balanced life, and an emotionally healthy life. Cassandra shows readers how to appreciate, respect, and value Self, how to lay down positive boundary lines in relationships, and how to transform your life overall. Break through wrong-thinking, overcome obstacles, restore hope, and create personal success. Using this book, together with The Empowered Life: The Workbook, you can transform yourself and your life, reconnect with your Soul, and develop inner peace.
🤸🏻♂️ Wouldn’t you like to feel better about your life? Empowerment is just a choice away. Sometimes we make major changes in life just by taking one, small step, or making one, simple decision. But those decisions are not always easy to make. We tend to cater to other people’s whim, or we are afraid of hurting someone’s feelings. Afraid to take a risk, to step out of that dead-end job and aim for something higher. Afraid to make a decision to get out of a bad relationship. Afraid, fearful, anxious. Too often, these are the emotions that rule our lives and make our decisions for us. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can empower yourself to be more in control of your life, to be more centered, to make more positive decisions for self, and to understand how the soul works in your life to bring you to a better place, always. Whether in business, relationship, or just within yourself, you can learn how to take control and be a much more balanced, much happier person.
Relationship, Self Esteem, Depression, Empowerment, Healing, Confidence, Personal Power, Intuition
This is a complete compilation of the “Monsters in The Bible Series”. It includes 3 Books total. There are over 65,000 words and 150 pictures. Each Book is Hyper-linked for easy access and reading from chapter to chapter.