Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storyteller's talent as never before – when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.
When Nina Morey gets her perfectly pedicured toe on the first rung of the highly-competitive magazine publishing ladder, she can't believe her luck. Then she lands the hottest man in town AND her best friend relocates from the other side of the world to help her paint the town neon pink. Nina's life has suddenly turned from dull to dream come true. Soon she's scaling the magazine ladder faster than you can say 'Anna Wintour', securing dream job after dream job, while schmoozing her way around Sydney's hottest spots. Life is good. What could possibly go wrong? Strap on your highest heels for a fast-paced peek inside the glossy world of the Australian magazine industry.
Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Samantha Byrd is a klutz. An accident waiting to happen. And that makes her the least popular member of the girls' basketball team. But all of that is about to change. Sam's met someone who can grant her three wishes. Too bad Sam wasn't more careful when she asked for each one... It's another fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND series. Now with all-new bonus materials including an author interview and more!
Gatlin has never had a normal life, but he wishes for one. His parents died in a fire when he was young, leaving him in the care of his grandmother. She protected him from the outside world, never preparing him for what life would hold on his own. When he is left alone to take care of himself, he soon finds things happen that are out of his control and a lesson he learned too late. Life is full of twist and turns. Is anyone ever prepared for everything life can dish out? Sometimes, you don't have to look for trouble; it comes looking for you... Warning: Sexual content. M/F
It was series of unfortunate events for Princess Lily. She was quite used to a pampered life, where her wants rarely failed to materialize. Thus, she was quite unprepared to be dumped by her suitor, Sir Justin, for a princess with larger assets, and greater land holdings. In a rage, she cried out "If love is pain, then I want to be hurt." Her fairy godmother, granted her wish, along with other desires she spoke of. Princess Lily suddenly found herself captured by the vile, although devilish handsome, Sir Gawain. The Kidnapping of Damsels Laws allowed him one week, using any methods at his disposal, to persuade her to accept his hand in marriage. Lily was ready to suffer his torments to maintain her honour, but more surprises awaited the delicate princess.
How do you measure the worth of a woman? Or determine the value of a man? In this sexy, suspenseful novel, Cheryl Faye takes on the hot-button issues facing men and women as they struggle to build meaningful, lasting relationships. In this novel about two friends -- and the man who plays a key role in both their lives -- Cheryl Faye tells a compelling story of friendship, jealousy, ambition, self-deception, and love. Jamilah Parsons and Sabrina Richardson are roommates and unlikely friends. Jamilah is a voluptuous, down-to-earth graphic artist who knows what she wants -- a man to love her for herself. Gorgeous and model-thin, glamorous Sabrina is beset by doubts and insecurities. She uses her beauty to reel in the kind of man she thinks will give her the good life, without having to give anything in return. When Sabrina brings home sexy attorney Darius Thornton, the stage is set for conflict and drama. Jamilah is attracted to Darius; but Darius only has eyes for Sabrina, who is determined to keep him at arm's length until she has him right where she wants him. Then she meets someone even better -- or so she thinks. What she doesn't know is that beneath this new suitor's suave exterior is a man filled with pain, ready to lash out at those closest to him. Now Sabrina must discover a courage she never knew she had, while Jamilah grapples with her own complicated feelings for both Sabrina and Darius. Intense, provocative, and intricate, Be Careful What You Wish For introduces complex, flesh-and-blood characters that readers will relate to, root for, and remember long after the final page.
Fourteen-year-old Mattie is obsessed with horses. Thrilled to discover a primitive painting of a beautiful black horse hidden in the attic of her grandmothers home, it is not long before Mattie realizes the image of the painted horse seems to be coming to life. This is no ordinary work of artthis is a painting with a fascinating history that Mattie is about to unearth. One moonlit night, Mattie leaves the safety of her grandmothers home and ventures deep into the surrounding forest where she meets a wild horse who bears an uncanny resemblance to the one in her painting. Mattie and her mystery horse form a bond that she instinctively knows she cannot reveal to anyone. The mysterious spirit who inhabits the painting seems to gain strength as Matties bond with the wild horse deepens. But Mattie is uneasy as she wondersand fearsif the two are somehow connected. Mattie soon realizes she should have heeded her grandmothers warnings to be careful what she wishes for in lifefor it is one thing to hope her painted horse is real and quite another to discover he might be.
Just one month after saying “I do” to the woman of his dreams, JJ found himself in a compromising predicament. Could temptation cause him to stray? If so, she would have to be all of that and a bag of chips to make him forget his vows. But is it possible he joined the Navy to live up to the old adage “Sailors have a woman in every port?” Well the game got real and the stakes were higher than ever on deployment. In the meantime, Joy is back home with her mama floating on cloud nine. Missing the love of her life, but she waits patiently and faithfully to reunite with her husband upon his return. When the sins of darkness come to light, all hell is sure to break loose. The tale of wishing upon a falling star fades into Be Careful What You Wish For!
Ten-year-old Gwen lives in Idleburg, Pennsylvania where she spends her days lost in a world of fantasy. One rainy afternoon, bored and wishing for excitement, she reads an article in Universal Scandals Magazine about the Queen of Idlebury in Dimension XIII, who is searching for her long-lost adopted daughter. To prove she is the princess, Gwen endures a series of harrowing events. She is catapulted through the thirteen dimensions and lands in Personadonia where she befriends two of her other selves and a young dragon. She is hunted by the Soul Seeker and protected by the dragon queen of Beastonia. She endures tests of moral fortitude in the Field of Wisdom, jeopardizes her life by waking the dead, survives poisoning with rotteroot, defi es the paparazzi, and meets a cast of characters who are thrown into their own journey of personal discovery, spiritual questioning, and transformation. Gwen's journey ends at the Royal Assembly after she enters the Wall of Passages and undergoes a test that no one has ever passed. Will she emerge as Gwendolyn the Great, Savior of Idlebury, Protector of the Universe? Or will she return home as a nobody?
Brace yourself for nearly unbearable suspense in this classic horror tale from British author W.W. Jacobs. Virtually everyone has fantasized about what it would be like to be granted three wishes by a magical being. But what if the cost of having your dreams come true was a horrible toll you never expected? This iconic short story is a must-read for fans of the horror genre.
With echoes of such classic wish-gone-wrong books as Freaky Friday, Half Magic, and Coraline, this terrific novel has the potential to become a middle-grade staple. Eleven-year-old Ruth Craze is pretty sure she’s stuck in the wrong life. With an absentminded inventor for a father and a flighty artist for a mother, it’s always reliable Ruth who ends up doing the dishes, paying the bills, and finding lost socks. Her brothers are no help (they’re too busy teasing her), and her friends have just decided she’s not cool enough to be a part of their group anymore. So when Rodney the Rat—a slightly sinister stuffed animal that was a gift from her favorite aunt—suggests a way out, Ruth is ready to risk everything. Three wishes. Three chances to create her perfect life. A million ways to get it wrong. Praise for When You Wish Upon a Rat "Winning, original moments." —Kirkus Reviews "An engaging look at friendship and family." —Booklist
All Angel wanted was to help poor nerdy Max break into the popular crowd. But somehow the wires got crossed and she ended up granting all of Gabi's secret desires instead. Not that Angel has anything against Gabi getting what she wants. It's just that the things Gabi dreams about—starring in a reality TV show with Angel at her side and dating Angel's boyfriend, Cole—just happen to be the stuff of Angel?s worst nightmares. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lucy likes to tell monster stories. She's told so many that her friends and family are sick of it. Then one day, Lucy discovers a real, live monster--the librarian in charge of the summer reading program. Too bad Lucy's told so many monster tall tales. Too bad no one believes her. Ties in with the new Goosebumps series on Fox-TV.