Die Liebe, das Glück und ein Todesfall

Roman

Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641161630

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 388

Maia stellt keine hohen Ansprüche ans Leben, aber etwas mehr als eine Sozialwohnung und ein Couchpotato-Mann wäre schön. Mit diversen Putzstellen versucht sie, ihre kleine Familie über Wasser zu halten – umso tiefer sitzt der Schock, als sie erfährt, dass ihre Lieblingskundin, eine nette Professorin, verstorben ist. Doch dann die Überraschung: Maia wurde im Testament bedacht, vielmehr: Maias Kinder. Aus dem Nachlass soll das Geld für eine teure Privatschule bestritten werden. Und plötzlich finden sich Maia und ihre Kinder in einer Welt wieder, in der ein Leben ohne Bio-Obst und Geigenunterricht undenkbar ist – und in der ein hinreißender Lehrer Maias Herz höher schlagen lässt ...

Ein wunderbarer Sommer

Roman

Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641189543

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9523

Blühender Oleander, Limonenduft und Herzklopfen – auf Korsika hat Octavia Sheldon unvergessliche Sommer verbracht und immer von einem romantischen Leben im Süden geträumt. Die Realität: englisches Nieselwetter statt Sonnenschein, und Liebe und Leidenschaft kochen auf Sparflamme. Verheiratet mit dem trägen Jonathan verbringt Octavia ihre Zeit vor allem mit Kindererziehung, Elternabenden und Bergen von Dreckwäsche. Als ihre beste Freundin sich scheiden lässt, kommt Octavia ins Grübeln. Was wäre, wenn auch sie selbst ausbrechen würde? Ausbrechen in Richtung Korsika – in Richtung des Mannes, den sie nie vergessen konnte ...

Three Good Things

A Novel

Author: Wendy Francis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451666411

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7606

Sisterhood, motherhood, marriage, baking, and books—these are a few of the things that make this delightful novel a recipe for getting through the tough stuff of life—from the author of The Summer Sail and The Summer of Good Intentions. Ellen McClarety, a recent divorcée, has opened a new bake shop in her small Midwestern town, hoping to turn her life around by dedicating herself to the traditional Danish pastry called kringle. She is no longer saddled by her ne’er-do-well husband, but the past still haunts her—sometimes by showing up on her doorstep. Her younger sister, Lanie, is a successful divorce attorney with a baby at home. But Lanie is beginning to feel that her perfect life is not as perfect as it seems. Both women long for the guidance of their mother, who died years ago but left them with lasting memories of her love and a wonderful piece of advice: “At the end of every day, you can always think of three good things that happened.” Ellen and Lanie are as close as two sisters can be, until one begins keeping a secret that could forever change both their lives. Wearing her big Midwestern heart proudly on her sleeve, Wendy Francis skillfully illuminates the emotional lives of two women with humor and compassion, weaving a story destined to be shared with a friend, a mother, or a sister.

What Kids Need Most in a Mom

Author: Patricia H. Rushford

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441233318

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 7066

Superman is a fictional character. So what makes us think that "supermom" isn't? With hope, honesty, and humor, What Kids Need Most in a Mom provides direction on how each mom can make the most of the love, talents, responsibilities, and frailties that have been given to her. It focuses on essential motherhood know-how, such as trusting sons and daughters to God's care, instilling forgiveness in children, getting out of the "guilt factory," celebrating life, and sharing important discoveries with kids. This insightful book is perfect for baby showers, parenting classes, and Mother's Day. The new edition includes a new introduction and new writing from Patricia Rushford.

Every Mother Can Keep Her Cool

Author: Julie Ann Barnhill

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441235140

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 8546

Julie Barnhill knows moms. In her vast speaking experience, she has heard it all when it comes to the frustrations of motherhood, and she knows what moms want. Just as she did in One Tough Mother, Barnhill meets moms where they are and offers them hope and encouragement in the tough times. Each of these compact, giftable books is filled with personal stories, Scripture, advice, and humor that will help moms cope and even laugh out loud in the face of mothering challenges. Specially designed for busy moms, these little lifesavers are the perfect gift for any mom with any age kids.

Frag nicht nach Sonnenschein

Roman

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641191432

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9334

Katie Brenner aus dem ländlichen Somerset hat einen Job in ihrer Traumstadt ergattert: London! Die Lockenmähne wird gebändigt, der unfeine Dialekt abgelegt – und das Großstadtleben kann beginnen. Doch Katies Chefin Demeter entpuppt sich als Tyrannin, die sie nicht nur dazu verdonnert, ihr den Ansatz nachzufärben, sondern sie auch aus heiterem Himmel wieder feuert. Warum musste Katie sich auch in Demeters Affäre Alex verlieben? Zum Glück braucht Katies Vater just in diesem Moment ihre Hilfe: Die heimische Somerset-Farm soll zum Glampingplatz werden. Und als der tatsächlich zum begehrten Reiseziel wird, tauchen dort plötzlich Demeter und Alex auf ...

A TWO PART BOOK - Fiction: The Monster Within & Non Fiction: Autoimmune Disease

Author: Sheldon Cohen M.D. FACP

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 145662394X

Category: Medical

Page: 145

View: 7825

THE BOOK IS IN TWO PARTS: 1. FICTION TALE INVOLVING AN EXTREMELY RARE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND THE PHYSICIANS, PATIENT AND FAMILY'S FRUSTRATION IN MAKING A DIAGNOSIS, AND 2. NON FICTION DETAILING THE LAST 60 PLUS YEARS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPTS OF AUTOIMMUNITY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE.

Was in unseren Sternen steht

Author: Catherine Isaac

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401942

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8749

Niemand weiß, was in seinen Sternen steht. Und würden wir es überhaupt wissen wollen? Ein Sommer in der Dordogne. Der Duft von Lavendel, im Fluss schwimmen, Bordeaux trinken. Ein Traum – nur nicht für Jess. Denn dort lebt Adam: der Mann, der ihr das Herz gebrochen hat, aber auch der Vater ihres Sohnes. Mittlerweile ist William zehn Jahre alt, und seinen Vater kennt er kaum. Adam hat sich in Frankreich ein neues Leben aufgebaut und führt das Château de Roussignol, ein Hotel, malerisch gelegen inmitten von Kiefernwäldern. Mit diesem Urlaub erfüllt Jess den Herzenswunsch ihrer Mutter. Sie ist überzeugt, Vater und Sohn müssen endlich eine Beziehung zueinander aufbauen. Und auch Jess kann davor nicht länger die Augen verschließen. Denn anders als die meisten Menschen hat sie bereits erfahren, was in ihren Sternen steht, und daher eine Mission: Vater und Sohn müssen sich ineinander verlieben, dafür hat sie einen Sommer lang Zeit. Doch auch ihre eigenen Gefühle für Adam sind längst nicht so abgeschlossen, wie sie dachte. Ein herzzerreißender Roman über Liebe, Familie und Freundschaft und ein Plädoyer dafür, das Leben zu nehmen, wie es ist, und einfach glücklich zu sein

Moms with ADD

A Self-help Manual

Author: Christine A. Adamec

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0878331751

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 9457

Guaranteed to make moms with ADD happier at home and at the office.

There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale

Author: Joe Layden,Sean Astin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753546981

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 5749

When Sean Astin, veteran Hollywood actor of over 30 movies including The Goonies, and Rudy, landed the part of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, he knew it was going to be different to anything he'd ever worked on before. Here he shares his heartfelt opinions on his early movies, how he got the part of Sam at that point in his career, and what it was like to be on set for nearly two years of his life. How did he and the other cast members get along? What were the excitements and the dangers they faced during filming? What happened the evening that Elijah Wood lost the keys to his room? How did Sir Ian McKellen cope when he didn't like the music the hobbits listened to during make-up and what happened when the crew considered striking? Revealing and immensely readable, There and Back Again is the behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be involved in the making of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.

Trouble in Texas

Author: John Mayer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469160005

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 9560

Weather in San Antonio can be anywhere from nasty to fantastic, but this day was better than fantastic as Johnny Devreau walked toward the cattle barns. The weather reminded him of some nice days he had seen in Hawaii, only cooler. He was at the Joe Freeman Coliseum for the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, an annual ten-day affair. It seemed everyone, male and female, young and old, was wearing the same thingLevis, cowboy boots, and a western-style shirtand most had a western-style hat. This was standard everyday wear for Devreau. The Saturday rodeo matinee was just over, and the standing room crowd was spilling out of the coliseum in every which direction, or so it seemed. It made getting to where Devreau wanted to be slowgoing.

I Will Survive

A laugh out loud comedy about surviving love, life and parenting one gin at a time!

Author: Pippa James

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786815737

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6307

Ten Birthdays

An emotional, uplifting book about love, loss and hope

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811723

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 7350

The Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman in the Year 2011

Author: Bola Essien-Nelson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197227

Category: Religion

Page: 395

View: 7765

The Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman in the Year 2011 is collection of random blogs written by Bola Essien-Nelson giving the reader an insight into her daily life. It captures, in her own unique conversational manner, the soars and dips, the losses and the victories, the whoops of joy and the frustrated cries of defeat, and pain of an ordinary woman desperately chasing after her extraordinary God. Bola hopes that, as you read this book, the words you encounter will make you smile a little, laugh out loud a lot, and maybe even tear up on occasion as you realise that you are not alone and that many of lifes experiences are universal. She hopes that you will read and come to a deeper understanding of the incredibly intense love God has for you and that this realisation will birth a new hunger in your belly to chase after God and to do so desperately.

Family Whispering

The Baby Whisperer's Commonsense Strategies for Communicating and Connecting with the People You Love and Making Your Whole Family Stronger

Author: Melinda Blau,Tracy Hogg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451654510

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 9856

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Beyond Nostalgia

Aging and Life-story Writing

Author: Ruth E. Ray

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813919393

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 8968

For three years, Ruth E. Ray visited and participated in eight writing groups at six senior centers in inner-city and suburban Detroit, looking for ways in which the elderly fashion their memories through personal narrative. Her innovative book involves the reader in the construction of life stories as a richly rewarding and highly social process that often reveals the types of relationships that dominate the lives of group members, the majority of whom are women. Because Ray wrote and responded herself and shares her anxiety and triumph in presenting her writing to women old enough to be her mother, some of a different race and class, Beyond Nostalgia is an excellent primer for professionals working with diverse groups in a variety of settings. It is also an important contribution to the emerging field of feminist gerontology. Ray's book demonstrates its own thesis that the presentation and negotiation of life stories in writing groups initiates change and personal growth among older people. Drawing on personal observations, the give-and-take of meeting conversations, lengthy interviews, and the life stories themselves, Ray tells a story of adult development through personal narrative. She recreates the group process through which age peers begin to articulate what life means, both individually and collectively. The writing groups of older adults that Ray studied challenged their members to consider not just cultural influences, but generational effects on the evolving content and structure of their life stories. Age, Ray argues, has been largely ignored by feminists and she makes a strong case for the need to learn how women make meaning of their lives across the life span. As an important document and analysis of that process, Beyond Nostalgia should appeal to academics and practitioners in women's studies, composition studies, gerontology, developmental psyschology, sociology, social work, and linguistics, and to anyone who works with older people.

The Not-So New Mum’s Notebook

Author: Amy Ransom

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473553288

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

View: 3849

***NOT-SO-NEW MUM, YOU’RE DOING BRILLIANTLY*** Reassuring, funny and down-to-earth, THE NOT-SO NEW MUM'S NOTEBOOK is every mum’s essential companion and journal for the PRE-SCHOOL YEARS. This is a place for you to reflect on and celebrate your life during the oh so demanding early years of being a mum. There are pages and pages of self-care, reassurance and ‘we’ve all been there’ advice, as well as beautifully designed space to write down all your thoughts (when you're tearing your hair out) and all those memories you don't want to forget (when you're not). The Not-So New Mum’s Notebook will make you feel good about yourself, and about how you’re already raising your kids. It will make you see that you’re a great mum, just as you are. * Perfect for gift for yourself or a friend with a pre-school child aged 1-5 years old - start on page 1 any day and any year, whatever their age. * Beautifully designed pages of reassurance, self-care advice, journal space, affirmations and simple recipes * Takes you through every stage of the pre-school years (and what you, as a mum, will need!) * Milestone charts for mum and child

Ich, Eleanor Oliphant

Roman

Author: Gail Honeyman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539695

Category: Fiction

Page: 525

View: 7605

Wie Eleanor Oliphant die Liebe suchte und sich selbst dabei fand Eleanor Oliphant ist anders als andere Menschen. Eine Pizza bestellen, mit Freunden einen schönen Tag verbringen, einfach so in den Pub gehen? Für Eleanor undenkbar! Und das macht ihr Leben auf Dauer unerträglich einsam. Erst als sie sich verliebt, wagt sie sich zaghaft aus ihrem Schneckenhaus - und lernt dabei nicht nur die Welt, sondern auch sich selbst noch einmal neu kennen. Mit ihrem Debüt "Ich, Eleanor Oliphant" ist Gail Honeyman ein anrührender Roman mit einer unvergesslichen Hauptfigur gelungen. Ihre erfrischend schräge Sicht auf die Dinge zeigt uns, was im Leben wirklich zählt. Liebe. Hoffung. Ehrlichkeit. Und vor allen Dingen die Freundschaft. "Absolut mitreißend." Jojo Moyes

We Regret to Inform You

Author: Ariel Kaplan

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524773727

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7463

When a high achiever is rejected by every Ivy League college--AND her safety school--her life is turned upside down. Fans of Becky Albertalli will appreciate this witty, heartfelt novel that puts college admissions in perspective. Mischa Abramavicius is a walking, talking, top-scoring, perfectly well-rounded college application in human form. So when she's rejected not only by the Ivies, but her loathsome safety school, she is shocked and devastated. All the sacrifices her mother made to send her to prep school, the late nights cramming for tests, the blatantly résumé-padding extracurriculars (read: Students for Sober Driving) ... all that for nothing. As Mischa grapples with the prospect of an increasingly uncertain future, she questions how this could have happened in the first place. Is it possible that her transcript was hacked? With the help of her best friend and sometimes crush, Nate, and a group of eccentric techies known as "The Ophelia Syndicate," Mischa launches an investigation that will shake the quiet community of Blanchard Prep to its stately brick foundations. In her sophomore novel, A. E. Kaplan cranks the humor to full blast, and takes a serious look at the extreme pressure of college admissions. "A well-written, intricately plotted, and sympathetic portrayal of the pressures that some elite college-bound kids experience during senior year. "--Kirkus Reviews, starred review A Junior Library Guild Selection