Free to a Good Home is about small farms and big dogs; farmers, their families and friends; bird feeders and feeders of birds; dust and rust; stone walls and other fences; New Hampshire’s First-In-The-Nation-Primary and other entertainment; a few laughs and a few tears. (excerpt) “...Janet, Maggie, and I lay between the rows of blueberries, listening to the slight rustling of the corn and the soft, endless chirp of peepers from the trees, enjoying the sweet, familiar smell of the ripe berries, mesmerized by the grandeur of the Perseid meteor shower. Fresh from chasing frogs in the swamp, Maggie fitted herself between us, her muddy feet and fur still dripping of swamp water, soiling and soaking our clothes ... (excerpt) Free to a Good Home. The cynic in me believes that nothing is free but I’m enough of a romantic to believe at times that everything is free. Maggie was named because of Margaret Thatcher. We already had a dog named Thatcher and Janet couldn’t resist naming the six-month-old, sixty-five pound ‘Free to a good home’ female puppy of indeterminate breeding, Margaret. We called her Maggie and sometimes Margaret S. Dog. She would respond to any of these names if she considered it to be in her best interest and respond to none of them if not.”
Take two reality pills and call me in the morning. Swine Flu. Financial meltdown. It's been a bad year for pigs and pigs in suits. The only thing for it is a good dose of Catherine Deveny, who each week in the Age puts everything into perspective with her trademark iconoclastic wit. Free to a Good Home includes her thoughts on gifted children and breakfast television, sexy billboards and the bill of rights. She reflects on her youngest child's first day at school, and on how to be happy in hard times. Fearlessly funny and always provocative, Deveny is the perfect antidote to the modern world's ills. Can anyone explain why I did this? I went to the chemist and bought this crap I put on my face to make me look younger. I put the jar on the counter. The chemist girl said, 'Is this stuff any good?' I said, 'Yeah.' She said, 'Really?' I said, 'I'm sixty.' Eyes like saucers, mouth agape, she gasped, 'OH MY GOD! Sixty! Toula! Fatima! Kelly! Come and check out this old lady. She's sixty!' So the other chemist girls scurried over and after a bit of oohing and aahing one said, 'Oh my God! Sixty? You look like you're forty-five!' I'm forty. Chemist girls, one. Smart-arse, zero.
A delightful debut novel about a woman coming to terms with past disappointments and forging a bright new future-man and dog included. Noelle Ryan works as a veterinary technician at a New England animal shelter, helping pets find homes. If only it were as easy to find one for herself. After discovering she can't have children-and watching her marriage fall apart after a shocking revelation by her husband-she feels as sad and lost as the strays she rescues. She can't seem to get over her ex, Jay. Unfortunately, all Jay wants from her is a huge favor: serving as caretaker for his elderly mother, who blames Noelle for the breakup. While Jay heads off to Atlanta to live the life of a bachelor, Noelle is left only with her Great Dane, Zeke, to comfort her. But when a carefree musician named Jasper tugs at her heartstrings, giving her a second chance at life- and at love- Noelle comes to realize that home is truly where the heart is.
A Handbook & Survival Guide for Good Parents, Stepparents & Grandparents Who Find Themselves Underappreciated, Under-Loved, and Overwhelmed
Author: Kay Taylor
Category: Family & Relationships
Have you heard the words, “I never dared to treat my parents the way kids do today”? If you are a baby boomer or the parent of a tween, teen, or adult child, not only have you heard those words, you may have uttered them yourself. If, in this new age of child–parent relations, you’ve ever felt like a helpless puppy or kitten inside a box marked “Free to Good Home,”—if, in spite of all your love and the care with which you embraced parenting, your child has grown into an entitled and thoughtless power broker in your relationship—read on. Author Kay Taylor has studied sociology, parenting, blended families and personal growth for years; in this bold, groundbreaking book she explores the changes in our culture that she believes have given birth to what she describes as the E-generation—a generation of teens and young adults that feel so empowered and entitled that they often clash with their parents, creating a palpable power struggle within the family. This often leaves good parents alone, depressed, and completely befuddled as to what they did wrong. Free Mother to Good Home comes from the heart and experiences of an everyday parent in the trenches. Taylor offers a mother’s perspective, as well as a remedy for parental blues, helping parents know what they can do to get their houses and their lives back in order.
The completely revised 3rd edition of Free Stuff & Good Deals for Folks over 50 features goods and services that are either absolutely free or are such a fantastic deal, they won’t want to pass them up! And best of all, author and professional bargain hunter Linda Bowman shows them how to obtain their free gifts and incredible bargains quickly and easily. This fact-filled guide is packed with information on where to find: • Free Entertainment • Incredible Travel Bargains • Free Health Care Information • Prescription Medicine Discounts • Free Financial, Investment and Tax Advice • Free Educational Opportunities • Sports, Fitness and Exercise Bargains • Free Magazines, Newsletters, Catalogs and Books • Free Medicare and Insurance Information • Organizations and Associations for Folks over 50 . . . and much more!
The book is one of twelve books of the Black Children Speak Series. The books are compiled of the interviews taken from slaves by the interviewers of the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 19361938. The most of the ex-slaves giving the interviews were children, who gave some during slavery and gave interviews of their experiences and insights about living on plantations. The ex-slaves answered questions on all aspects of the plantations in seventeen states of the United States before the Civil War. African Americans were freed from slavery after the Civil War in 1865. The series is dedicated to all people of the world. Also included are sections on inventions and food for thought, which has A Scripture Cake for Good Lil Boys and Girls.
Sharing a reasonably happy life despite limited domestic and homework abilities, the Smith children sense that something is missing from their lives and embark on a search through the town's shops to find it. Reprint.
Professional pastry chef Fran Costigan shares her secrets on how to give dessers that special flair with this collection of dairy- and egg-free recipes. Using natural, unrefined, and wholesome ingredients, these decadent and mouth-watering delicacies are perfect for those who are lactose intolerant, need to watch their cholesterol, or simply love their desserts to be healthful.
Examines the social and economic aspects of slavery in Alabama. After a discussion of slavery under the imperial rulers of the colonial and territorial periods, Sellers focuses on the transplantation of the slavery system from the Atlantic seaboard states to Alabama.
My fondest hope is that my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will learn to follow their hearts, love their parents, and depend on God and keep His laws. Always putting God first will keep them free from the destructive forces in life. I have known the pain of a child who puts drugs before everything else. There is in all parents a sense that we should have been able to protect our children from those things; learning not to blame ourselves is a long, hard battle. Finally, I hope that one day my children and grandchildren will realize how much they mean to me and how much I love them, and that the day I leave them on this side will not change that love. Just me - Jack
a gripping psychological thriller with an ending you'll never forget
Author: C. L. Pattison
Publisher: Hachette UK
YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE LET HER IN. A gripping and twisting psychological thriller with an ending you'll never forget, THE HOUSEMATE is perfect for fans of Louise Jensen, Jane Corry, Shari Lapena and Louse Candlish. 'Kept me on the edge of my toes...I never saw the ending coming. A fantastic read.' ***** Goodreads reviewer YOU LET A STRANGER INTO YOUR HOME Best friends Megan and Chloe have finally found the perfect house. And when they meet Samantha, she seems like the perfect housemate. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE'S HIDING But Megan thinks there might be more to Samantha than meets the eye. Why is she so secretive? Where are her friends and family? And why is she desperate to get close to Chloe? YOU'RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT When strange things start happening in the house, Megan and Chloe grow more and more alarmed. They soon realise that letting a stranger into their home - and their lives - might be the worst idea they've ever had... READERS ARE HOOKED ON THE HOUSEMATE: 'I really enjoyed this twisty page-turner...I was convinced I had it all worked out, but I got it sooo wrong!' ***** Goodreads reviewer 'A fab and fast read that will spook anyone who's ever shared a house with strangers.' ***** Goodreads reviewer 'I can so recommend this book....very gripping' ***** Goodreads reviewer
"When my squawking baby brother arrived, I realized I needed a new family. No one seemed to mind when I packed my bag. I took a box and used my best handwriting to write 'FREE KID', then waited for some new parents to take me home." Free Kid to Good Home takes a child's impulse to run away from home to a comical extreme. Waiting in a box like an abandoned pet and encountering the passersby change the girl's perspective. At the end of the day, when her parents pretend they need an older sister for their new baby, she is ready to leave her box and go happily back home.
A special preview of great recipes from Good Housekeeping Easy Meal Prep including Best-Ever Granola, Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad, and Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry. Inside you'll find: • 12 easy recipes developed and approved by the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen • A color photograph for every dish • Cooking and storage tips to make weeknight dinners effortless Want more? Look for Good Housekeeping Easy Meal Prep with 100+ make-ahead recipes that are quick, healthy, and delicious and will transform your weeknight meals!
Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling. In A LOVE SO SWEET… Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on. A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on. *** A Love So Sweet is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a spicier romance, pick up the steamy edition, Lovers at Heart, Reimagined, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name. SWEET WITH HEAT: WESTON BRADENS A Love So Sweet Our Sweet Destiny Unraveling the Truth About Love The Art of Loving Lacy Promise of a New Beginning And Then There Was Us ALSO AVAILABLE for your binge-reading pleasure, more fun, flirty, and romantic love stories. The Seaside and Bayside series are set in the quaint small towns of Cape Cod, making them perfect beach reads! SWEET WITH HEAT: SEASIDE SUMMERS SERIES Read, Write, Love at Seaside Dreaming at Seaside Hearts at Seaside Sunsets at Seaside Secrets at Seaside Nights at Seaside Seized by Love at Seaside Embraced at Seaside Lovers at Seaside Whispers at Seaside SWEET WITH HEAT: BAYSIDE SUMMERS SERIES Sweet Love at Bayside Sweet Passions at Bayside Sweet Heat at Bayside Sweet Escape at Bayside *** "Addison Cole's stories are the perfect blend of sizzle and sweet. You won't be able to stop reading." - New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne "Romance, fun, emotions, and happily ever afters that will warm your heart, Addison Cole writes charming and unforgettable stories about real people and love in its most wonderfully moving forms." - New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke "Addison Cole has created characters you'll fall in love with and a seaside world you'll never want to leave." USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston "An absolute treat to read and cannot wait for more from Addison Cole." ~ New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett (aka Juliette Poe, on "Read, Write, Love at Seaside") *** Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event. The perfect beach read for fans of Susan Mallery, RaeAnne Thayne, Sherryl Woods, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are wealthy, others are not, and you're guaranteed to enjoy a loving happily ever after. #Billionaire
The Delicious Way to Strengthen Your Immune System and Neutralize Inflammation
Author: Annalise G. Roberts
Publisher: Agate Publishing
“A complete meal plan that cuts out the wheat to help tame chronic inflammation . . . with everything from buckwheat pancakes to pesto brie pizza.” —Whole Living From Annalise Roberts, author of the celebrated Gluten-Free Baking Classics, and Claudia Pillow, PhD, comes this new full-scale gluten-free cookbook—a breakthrough in healthier eating, featuring 140 great new recipes. The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook is a true departure from other diet cookbooks—learn how you can make daily decisions that will strengthen your immune system, prevent disease, and help you lose weight by eating real food. The book includes compelling food choice explanations, guidance, and cooking advice, plus 140 field-tested recipes, including gluten-free roux for Macaroni and Cheese; traditional pan sauce gravies; innovative low-fat sauces and creamy soups; and a comprehensive chapter on the art and science of cooking great-tasting vegetables. Readers will enjoy a wide selection of flavorful and diverse recipes like Buffalo Meatballs, Roasted Poblano Asiago Soup, Kale with Puttanesca Sauce, Chicken Noodle Gratin, Moroccan Lamb Stew, and more. “This is not a cookbook about an extreme diet change—it’s about balance and flavor and a diet you want to eat for life because its healthful.” —Gluten Intolerance Group magazine “This book shows you how to eat smart to protect your health, offering 140 delicious and new recipes . . . Annalise Roberts has stepped into a more detailed territory than usual, one which is traveled by many others preceding her, but with her abundant experience in this field and teaming up with her sister, what results is a book unlike others.” —GlutenFreeHelp.info