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Jon Rance - 2017
It's about love. It's about us. From the bestselling author of Sunday Dinners and Dan And Nat Got Married, comes a bittersweet comedy about a marriage, about how it begins, how it falls apart, and the choices we're forced to make. Perfect for fans of David Nicholls, Jojo Moyes, and Mike Gayle. Rosie Willis isn’t happy. Her once perfect marriage to husband, Pete, is falling apart, her mother is dying, and her three children are starting to feel like strangers. At forty she feels like she’s stuck, but then she meets handsome widower, Mark Hornby, at the school gates and he makes her feel alive again. As she drifts further from Pete, she gets closer to Mark, but approaching Christmas she realises she needs to try to save her marriage and keep her family together. Despite her feelings, she can’t have an affair. Unfortunately, Pete has news of his own that throws everything into doubt. Rosie must choose a new life. There’s Pete, Mark, or going it alone. It isn’t easy when you’re forty, when you have three kids, when you feel past it, when your mother is dying, but life isn’t meant to be easy. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING 'I cried, I cringed, I laughed and finished the book with a huge smile on my face! Jon Rance = brilliant!' - Amazon reviewer, Dan And Nat Got Married 'Jon Rance has a delicious lightness of touch as he writes and delivers each comedic episode with great aplomb.' - Amazon reviewer, Dan And Nat Got Married 'Dan and Nat Got Married was everything I wanted in a book, seriously. It made me laugh, it made me cringe, I loved Dan, I loved Nat, I loved Adam and Ellie, the dialogue and London setting was amazing.' - Amazon reviewer, Dan And Nat Got Married 'Gripped from the start, full of emotion, laughter, sadness and love! If you want a book that makes you feel happy and smiling then this is the book for you.' - Amazon reviewer, Sunday Dinners ‘Jon Rance makes me laugh.’ - Matt Dunn, Author ‘A satisfyingly British sense of humour. Recommended.’ - Nick Spalding, Author ‘Funny and poignant - the perfect combination.’ - Michele Gorman, Author ‘Funny, romantic and real.’ - Star Magazine, This Thirtysomething Life ‘An endearing, heartwarming and realistic novel and would definitely come under the category of ‘will make you laugh and cry at the same time'.' - Bookaholic Confessions, This Thirtysomething Life ‘A very candid, honest, hilarious read.’ - Chicklit Central, This Thirtysomething Life ‘Fabulously funny diary-esque rom-com about a bloke who’s scared of growing up. It’s a debut novel with balls, literally.’ - The Bookboy, This Thirtysomething Life 'This is a touching, humorous, adorable read. I defy you not to read it all in one go, it's fantastic.' - Bookaholic Holly, This Thirtysomething Life 'There aren't too many books that can claim to have a laugh on every page, but this classic comedy from Jon Rance is truly funny.' - Heather Hill, Author, This Thirtysomething Life
The Darker Side of Love
Jessica Ruston - 2011
To mask betrayal, or deceit. But what happens when those lies start to catch up with us? When our lives begin to be shaped by the lies of others?The late 'noughties'. A global recession looms. A group of old friends, all leading outwardly successful, interesting lives. All in apparently loving, secure relationships. Yet all, in some way, lying to those closest to them, concealing secret worries, jealousies, desires. This group of friends is about to discover that the truth won't stay buried for ever...Welcome to the darker side of love.
Dreda Say Mitchell - 2018
Will it destroy her family? Only two people know what’s happened to the gold stolen in an underworld bullion heist. That’s East End gangster’s widow Babs Miller and her best friend Pearl. So when the gold vanishes from its hiding place that means there can only be two suspects. Neither can believe they’ve been betrayed by the other. Neither wants a war. But honour, pride and tit for tat revenge drag them and their families towards a cliff edge of brutal gangland violence. And as they try and stay alive, what other dirty secrets are going to be dug up while these two women duel to the death?
Chronicles of St. Mary's 7 Books: No Time Like the Past, Just One Damned Thing After Another, A Second Chance, A Trail Through Time, A Symphony of Echoes..
Jodi Taylor - 2017
Mary's Series Jodi Taylor Collection 7 Books Bundle includes Titles in this Collection :- Just One Damned Thing After Another, A Symphony of Echoes, A Second Chance, A Trail Through Time, No Time Like the Past, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, Lies, Damned Lies, and History. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) Max is back! New husband, new job, and a training regime that cannot fail - to go wrong! A Symphony of Echoes (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) Book Two in the madcap time-travel series based at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) St Mary's is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth installment of the Chronicles. A Second Chance (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) St Mary's is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it's just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) "History is just one damned thing after another" - Arnold Toynbee A madcap new slant on history that seems to be everyone's cup of tea...Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. No Time Like the Past (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) Jodi Taylor's best-selling series The Chronicles of St Mary is back with a bang... Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) 'I've done some stupid things in my time. I've been reckless. I've broken a few rules. But never before have I ruined so many lives or left such a trail of destruction behind me.' As Max would be the first to admit, she's never been one for rules.
The Topline Summary of: Simon Sinek's Start with Why - Be a Great Leader and Inspire Other People to Take Action (Topline Summaries)
Gareth F. Baines - 2014
It matters WHY you do it. “What’s good, if brief, is twice as good.” – Baltasar Gracian Don't you hate it when you've always wanted to read a book but never able to quite find the time? Or do you just want to extract the key ideas of a book without having to spend weeks and months reading through it all? Fret not! Welcome to Top Line Summaries, brought to you by BrevityBooks Publishing - encapsulating the core concepts, big ideas and best bits from all your favourite business and leadership, personal development and self-help bestselling books. In an age where personal time is more limited than ever, our core belief is that ‘being brief is best.’ Whether in business or at home, Topline Summaries will get you on the express road to success! The latest book to get the infamous 'Topline Summary Treatment' is Simon Sinek's groundbreaking book, Start with Why. “The more organizations and people who learn to start with WHY, the more people there will be who wake up being fulfilled by the work they do.” – Simon Sinek, Start with Why Have you ever wondered why some companies fail, others do average, and some - the rare few – become huge success stories? Why is it that some leaders never achieve greatness and others motivate millions? What sets apart the mundane from the masterful, the indifferent from the inspirational? Simon Sinek encapsulated the answers to all of these questions in his groundbreaking book Start with Why, following on from his hugely popular and now legendary TED talk. We have extracted the best and most pertinent parts of the book and here it now is, available just a short read away!
The Week I Ruined My Life: A powerful thought provoking story of being true to yourself
Caroline Grace-Cassidy - 2016
She seeks solace from her toxic relationship by throwing herself into a new job that she loves, by confiding in her best friend Corina and, most dangerously of all, by spending more and more time with her workmate Owen – who just so happens to be passionate, charming and everything her husband used to be.Then one heat-of-the-moment decision on a business trip to Amsterdam sets off a series of events that will change the course of all their lives forever.
Thankful For Him
Flora Ferrari - 2020
Dad’s best friend.He’s overseas, working, but my Dad always talks about him as if he’s in the next room.God, I wish he was.His broad shoulders and dark eyes follow me each time I pass his photograph.Until one day when I’m home on spring break, all those feelings make sense.I steal his photo, I keep it.Secret and safe.Waiting for the day he comes back, comes home to claim me as his own.Come Thanksgiving and Dad announces that Zak is coming home, for good.Coming to the lake house for Thanksgiving with us.And I’m already giving thanks for what I know should follow.*Thankful for Him is an insta-everything standalone instalove romance with a HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Mums on Strike
Laura Kemp - 2014
Perfect for fans of Pedigree Mum and The Mummyfesto.It was just a squashed grape on the kitchen floor. Hardly a reason to get upset, right? But six years of motherhood has left Lisa Stratton feeling like a skivvy. Every morning before she’s opened her eyes, she starts her mental inventory of jobs to do. And just like yesterday, the day before and every day since she became a mum, she’s woken up knackered. So when her husband deliberately steps over the grape because it’s ‘her responsibility’ to run the house, it tips her over the edge. He wasn’t always like this – they used to share everything. Then the kids came along and he saw it as an excuse to sit back. But this time things are going to change. Lisa has made a decision. She’s going on strike…
Sinuhe the Egyptian: A Novel by Mika Waltari Summary & Study Guide
BookRags - 2011
74 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more – everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Sinuhe the Egyptian: A Novel. This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on Sinuhe the Egyptian: A Novel by Mika Waltari.
Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914
Richard Holmes - 2005
Sahib is a broad and sweeping military history of the British soldier in India, but its focus, like that of Tommy and Redcoat before it, will be on the men who served in India and the women who followed them across that vast and dusty continent, bore their children, and, all too often, mopped their brows as they died. The book begins with the remarkable story of India's rise from commercial enclave to great Empire, from Clive's victory of Plassey, through the imperial wars of the eighteenth century and the Afghan and Sikh Wars of the 1840s, through the bloody turmoil of the Mutiny, and the frontier campaigns at the century's end. With its focus on the experience of ordinary soldiers, Sahib explains to us why soldiers of the Raj had joined the army, how they got to India and what they made of it when they arrived. barrack room' to storming parties assaulting mighty fortresses, cavalry swirling across open plains, and khaki columns inching their way between louring hills. Making full use of extensive and often neglected archive material in the India Office Library and National Army Museum, Sahib will do for the British soldier in India - whether serving a local ruler, forming part of the Indian army, or soldiering with a British regiment - what Tommy has done for the ordinary soldier in the First World War.
#Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will
Jamie Kilstein - 2014
From page one (in a preface titled, “In Which the Authors Interview Ralph Nader in the Bathtub”), comedian Jamie Kilstein and journalist Allison Kilkenny pledge to give you the news like you’ve never gotten it before. On issues ranging from feminism to gun control, climate change to class war, foreign policy to net neutrality, they tell you how the mainstream media gets it left, right, and utterly, unforgivably, irresponsibly wrong—think Noam Chomsky as channeled by Fred and Carrie from Portlandia. #Newsfail is all this, plus the story of Allison and Jamie’s own DIY foray into independent media via their podcast, Citizen Radio, which has featured guests such as Jeremy Scahill, Sarah Silverman, Glenn Greenwald, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and been downloaded millions of times by people all over the world. In #Newsfail, they “make a strong case that a greater range of voices needs to be part of the national media discussion, including theirs” (Kirkus Reviews). Their mission is truth-telling above brainwashing. All you have to do is listen.
A Crazy Little Winter Vacay
Rena Manse - 2015
Jada Stanton and several other travelers are caught in the flash blizzard of the decade in the middle of Where, exactly? Montana. Dr. Bretton Heathrow left behind a few bad memories to make his dream come true. Stranded motorists are the last thing he expects at dark-thirty in the morning. But one bright shining star may make the near-disaster a worthwhile inconvenience. Like the blizzard, Jada Stanton is the one he never saw coming. (Christian Romance) **Friend and fellow writer, Jackie Zack, more or less issued me a challenge, write a Christmas novella. Considering I had only four weeks, what's a girl to do?
Little Follies: The Personal History, Adventure, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy
Eric Kraft - 1992
Among the books surrounding him, he began to dream...of a nameless boy, sitting on a dilapidated dock in the warm sun of a summer day, playing a game: He was trying to bring the soles of his bare feet as close as he could to the surface of the water, without touching it.That boy became Peter Leroy, and from Kraft's dream grew one of the most delightful, unusual projects in contemporary literature. Funny, touching, witty, mythic, and profound, Kraft's novels, featuring Peter, his friends and family, and the seaside town of Babbington create an alternate reality-a world in which we see ourselves, darkened and wavering, as reflected by deep water.Little Follies gathers nine Peter Leroy novellas into one volume: the perfect introduction to an irresistible cycle of books by an author sometimes compared to Cheever, Proust, Twain, Borges, Russel Baker, and Garrison Keillor, but who is uniquely Eric Kraft.