The third book in the internationally bestselling Clifton Chronicles from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer"An artful blend of colorful characters, seething resentment, calculated revenge, and a shocking, tragic cliffhanger" Publishers Weekly1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate. In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family march onto the page. After Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret will answer all these questions, but once again, pose so many more.THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES SERIESBOOK 1: Only Time Will TellBOOK 2: The Sins of the FatherBOOK 3: Best Kept SecretBOOK 4: Be Careful What You Wish ForBOOK 5: Mightier Than The SwordBOOK 6: Cometh The Hour
A timely and captivating novel about a mother whose life spirals out of control when she descends into alcoholism, and her battle to get sober and regain custody of her beloved son. Cadence didn’t sit down one night and decide that downing two bottles of wine was a brilliant idea. Her drinking snuck up on her—as a way to sleep, to help her relax after a long day, to relieve some of the stress of the painful divorce that’s left her struggling to make ends meet with her five-year old son, Charlie. It wasn’t always like this. Just a few years ago, Cadence seemed to have it all—a successful husband, an adorable son, and a promising career as a freelance journalist. But with the demise of her marriage, her carefully constructed life begins to spiral out of control. Suddenly she is all alone trying to juggle the demands of work and motherhood. Logically, Cadence knows that she is drinking too much, and every day begins with renewed promises to herself that she will stop. But within a few hours, driven by something she doesn’t understand, she is reaching for the bottle—even when it means not playing with her son because she is too tired, or dropping him off at preschool late, again. And even when one calamitous night it means leaving him alone to pick up more wine at the grocery store. It’s only when her ex-husband shows up at her door to take Charlie away that Cadence realizes her best kept secret has been discovered…. Heartbreaking, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming, Best Kept Secret is more than just the story of Cadence—it’s a story of how the secrets we hold closest are the ones that can most tear us apart.
Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.
How many souls have you won to Christ? How many are still walking with the Lord? All, some, a few? The facts are: Evangelical success is at an all-time low. We’re producing more backsliders than true converts. The fall-away rate—from large crusades to local churches—is between 80 to 90 percent. Why are so many unbelievers turning away from the message of the gospel? Doesn’t the Bible tell us how to bring sinners to true repentance? If so, where have we missed it? The answer may surprise you. One hundred years ago, Satan buried the crucial key needed to unlock the unbeliever’s heart. Now Ray Comfort boldly breaks away from modern tradition and calls for a return to biblical evangelism. If you’re experiencing evangelical frustration over lost souls, unrepentant sinners, and backslidden “believers,” then look no further. This radical approach could be the missing dimension needed to win our generation to Christ.
AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME! Alexandra Gaither is a savvy, beautiful attorney who finally has the power to get what she has always wanted -- justice. Twenty-five years before, her mother died a scandalous death. Now as she investigates her mother's former lover, his best friend, and the father figure to them both, she will risk everything to uncover their best kept secrets.
Jeffrey Archer's mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues... 1945, London. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the general election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate. In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family marches onto the page. But after Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret, the third volume in Jeffrey Archer's bestselling series, will answer all these questions but, once again, pose so many more.
Case studies and interviews provide insight into the world of single African American fathers who have taken responsibility for their children due to nonmarital births, divorce, widowhood, and adoption.
This book comes out of years of reflection, failures, and some successes in the task of reaching out to others with the gospel. Many Christians think of the task of mission as an entirely verbal activity, when perhaps the best kept secret of New Testament teaching about mission is that it involves a whole range of activities that explicitly promote Christ to the world and draw others to him, and only a few of them involve speaking. Without diminishing or downplaying the importance of speaking the gospel, John Dickson shows that, on the other hand, downplaying the range of activities that promote Christ to the world has its own set of problems. It can make those who are not confident about speaking---of anything, let alone Jesus---feel inadequate and self-conscious in the task of reaching out to others. Equally, it can make those who do have a flair for speaking feel as though they are fulfilling Christ's mission just by talking. But the reality is that the Lord wants our whole life, not just our lips, in the task of bringing the gospel to the world. Every facet of our lives can be used by God to promote the news of his power and mercy. In this practical guide to the biblical art of sharing your faith, John Dickson offers refreshing insight into the ways that all Christians can and should be involved in spreading the good news of Jesus. While not all Christians are called and gifted to become evangelists, we are all called to promote the gospel through a wide range of activities---prayer, financial partnership, good deeds, godly lives, public worship, daily conversation, etc.---with and without our lips. As readers engage with this book, grapple with its arguments and hear the stories of people coming to faith, they will be inspired to see the whole of life as significant for bringing the gospel to the world, and they will be liberated out of guilt and self-consciousness in evangelism into becoming perfectly natural promoters of Jesus Christ.
In the second edition of his essential book—which incorporates vital new information and new material on immigration, race, gender, and the social crisis following 2008—Michael Zweig warns that by allowing the working class to disappear into categories of "middle class" or "consumers," we also allow those with the dominant power, capitalists, to vanish among the rich. Economic relations then appear as comparisons of income or lifestyle rather than as what they truly are—contests of power, at work and in the larger society.
For many of us, the attempt to live for God can leave us feeling burdened rather than free. Yet that's not the kind of life God intends for us to experience. What if he never meant for us to try so hard? What if overcoming sin doesn't rely on our own self-control? What if loving others isn't about saying and doing all the right things? What if suffering isn't designed to teach us lessons? What if we could feel closer to God without doing anything? In God's Best-Kept Secret, the founder of Grace Life International explodes our preconceived notions of living the Christian life, freeing us to stop just going through the motions and to experience true fulfillment. Illuminating commonly misunderstood Bible verses, Mark Maulding shows us that following God is not as complicated as we often make it out to be. And, in fact, the answer to our struggles has been hiding in plain sight all along.
Between the fall-out from his father's latest shady business dealings and his wife Clarisse's alcoholism, Evan Murdoch has his hands full. So full, that he hasn't seen what's been going on right under his nose - Clarrisse isn't just drinking at home, she's spending the days out and about carousing in bars, and is having a clandestine affair with another man. The man in question? Evan's brother. Best Kept Secrets is a dark and powerful portrayal of the lengths that jealousy can drive us to go too.
Edward P. DeBerri,James E. Hug,Peter J. Henriot,Michael J. Schultheis
The FHA 203k Program Can Change Your Life and Financial Future!
Author: Dennis J. Walsh,Teresa M. Walsh
REAL ESTATE'S BEST KEPT SECRET Can Change Your Life! All across America, families and individuals are bringing their dreams of homeownership to life through the power of an amazing U.S Government-guaranteed mortgage program. At the same time, there are many more who have no idea this opportunity exists. The "secret" is the little known FHA 203k Renovation Loan Program that provides the funds for purchase or refinance along with renovation funds in a single loan! With a low down payment, you can get a great deal on a great home and remodel it to meet your tastes and needs. Acting on this opportunity can truly change your life, as well as your financial future. Real Estate's Best Kept Secret was written specifically to help you understand the power of this amazing program and the opportunities it presents -- and then guide you successfully to the home of your dreams. You'll keep this easy to read renovation loan handbook at your side to guide you successfully through the process, preparing you for each of the important steps and helping you avoid potential pitfalls. You'll better understand how to locate the right home, negotiate the purchase, evaluate renovation costs and make better decisions regarding the overall home value as well. You'll learn how to work most successfully with your lender, realtor and renovation contractors along your road to 203k success. ""This is an exciting book to share with anyone with a Dream of Homeownership. Dennis and Teresa Walsh's passion and willingness to help others resonates throughout the book."" - John S. Adams National Renovation Manager Prospect Mortgage ""Dennis and Teresa Walsh have once again found that special niche opportunity that can change the way real estate is done. The 203k program is a hidden gem and they lay it out in plain and simple language so you can learn and leverage this powerful tool to get the job done!"" - Steve Ozonian Chief Real Estate Officer Carrington Holdings Corporation ""The U.S. housing market is plagued by an aged housing inventory. That is compounded with a lack of equity and the need for renovation and updates to be marketable. The 203K program provides real hope for those that want to improve or sell an older home. This program is critical to the revitalization of the national housing market."" - Kenneth Jenny former CEO of RealEstate.com, COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliates and CMO of Prudential Real Estate ""Dennis and Teresa Walsh recognized that the FHA 203K was a program that could help many people purchase and improve the homes of their dreams. In this "Must Read" book, they provide step-by-step directions for making the most of the Best Kept Secret in Real Estate."" - David Horowitz International Real Estate Consultant former SRVP Education NRT, LLC
This Christmas Mac Coy was glad to be alive… But to the world, he was dead. And until Mac found his would-be killer, he'd take cover in his twin brother's identity. Mac had always been the quiet twin. To become his brother, he needed the one woman he wanted more to avoid. The woman he loved. His brother's fiancée…. Tia Larken was ending her engagement—and she wanted no part in turning Mac into his tough, arrogant brother. But her own secrets and desires were against her. She couldn't say yes…but when she looked into Mac's seductive gaze, she found she couldn't say no….
The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret
Author: Kent Hartman
Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller "It makes good music sound better."-Janet Maslin in The New York Times "A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the '60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise!"-Dusty Street, host of Classic Vinyl on Sirius XM Satellite Radio If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew-whether you knew it or not. On hit record after hit record by everyone from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees to the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, Sonny & Cher, and Simon & Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves in Los Angeles, California as the driving sound of pop music-sometimes over the objection of actual band members forced to make way for Wrecking Crew members. Industry insider Kent Hartman tells the dramatic, definitive story of the musicians who forged a reputation throughout the business as the secret weapons behind the top recording stars. Mining invaluable interviews, the author follows the careers of such session masters as drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel, as well as trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye-the only female in the bunch-who went on to play in thousands of recording sessions in this rock history. Readers will discover the Wrecking Crew members who would forge careers in their own right, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, and learn of the relationship between the Crew and such legends as Phil Spector and Jimmy Webb. Hartman also takes us inside the studio for the legendary sessions that gave us Pet Sounds, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and the rock classic "Layla," which Wrecking Crew drummer Jim Gordon cowrote with Eric Clapton for Derek and the Dominos. And the author recounts priceless scenes such as Mike Nesmith of the Monkees facing off with studio head Don Kirshner, Grass Roots lead guitarist (and future star of The Office) Creed Bratton getting fired from the group, and Michel Rubini unseating Frank Sinatra's pianist for the session in which the iconic singer improvised the hit-making ending to "Strangers in the Night." The Wrecking Crew tells the collective, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists who dominated Top 40 radio during the most exciting time in American popular culture.
Night Sounds in the Key of Love is a collection of feelings, experiences, and emotions pertaining to love. The words in this book are to be savored, and shared between lovers, whatever the state of their relationship. A book of this nature must be generalized yet specific, simplistic yet sophisticated in order to appeal to the varied appetites of the many who will read it. Duke Thomas Low seems to have captured that essence in this, his third collection of romantic poetry. You will find yourself caught up in the imagery the author creates with his words and phrases. For example, the poem Umbrella, says simply: "If it rains on your head, you can cover it - If it rains on your heart, I'll cover it for you." And a verse from Imagine, asks you to: "Imagine, if you will, two glasses of wine, a plate of cheese, and conversation spoken in love-soft tones. . ." Whatever your situation at the moment, you should find something within these pages to which you can relate. Love is not always easy or kind. Love is, however, always nearby. Sometimes all you need are the right words to make love a reality in your life. Perhaps those words are waiting in this book.
The award-winning classic by internationally renowned author Emily Rodda. Beckoning music, gleaming horses, the lure of the carousel. Cecilia says merry-go-rounds are for little kids, but Jo feels there's something mysterious and not at all childish about the carousel that has appeared overnight in Marley Street. there's something odd about the beckoning music, something strange about the gleaming horses. And why are certain people able to gain entrance to the carousel while others - try as they will - have to give up and turn away? Jo feels she must try to get in. She must buy a ticket - but will she be leading herself and Cecilia into danger? Ages 9+
Dr. Barnet Meltzer has successfully helped thousands of people lose weight, keep it off, and never look back—and for the first time he's revealing the secret behind his life-changing program! Discover the secret for yourself, and say goodbye to calorie counting, yo-yo dieting, and those extra pounds! Dr. Meltzer's new book, The Best Kept Secret to Permanent Weight Loss, will reveal: I. A PROVEN TECHNIQUE TO FIRE UP YOUR METABOLISM: Naturally and permanently fire up your metabolism to effectively burn fats and carbohydrates, so you can keep your weight in check with ease. II. SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO MASTER YOUR EATING HABITS: Learn how to distinguish between your appetite and hunger, so you can overcome emotional overeating and outfox cravings, temptations and impulsiveness. III. HOW TO CREATE ONGOING SELF-INSPIRATION TO ACHIEVE YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS GOALS: Feed Your Mind, Feed Your Heart and Feed Your Soul—as an alternative to filling yourself with food—for successful, sustained weight loss.
Your fast-track to student engagement Everywhere Smokey Daniels speaks, there’s one teaching strategy that teachers embrace above all others. That single method for transforming students from passive spectators into active learners . . . for evoking curiosity, inspiring critical thinking, and building powerful writers along the way. Now, that best-kept teaching secret is revealed: Written Conversations. Smokey and coauthor Elaine Daniels describe how to leverage these “silent writing-to-learn discussions” structure by structure Mini-memos Dialogue journals Write-arounds Digital discussions . . . with detailed descriptions, lessons, and annotated student samples—making this the most practical teaching book in recent memory.