She was born in a foothill, along the banks of the Long Toe River, just ten miles south of the Hand-High Basin. At the tender age of sixteen she was sent to the deep piny woods of East Texas, to live among the natives. With humor, and southern jargon, Darla gives the accounts of her life events from infancy in Austin, Texas, to the maturity of adulthood in Panola County. Writing a book on the power of positive thinking, and believing in something bigger then your self, Darla answers the question that haunts millions of women in America, Is this as good as it’s ever going to get? Through her experiences in child rearing, divorce, obesity, addiction, death and the affairs of the heart, she empowers all women to sing, dance, and wear red lipstick. Her journey relates to real life and how it can make or break an intelligent woman. Her views on how to wear your big girl panties, will prove, “If you can’t lose it, you can’t hide it, then dammit; decorate it.”
Raising ourselves from cradle to grave is a big job! Breaking old habits and challenging our cultivated mindsets is difficult. As children we are guided by our parents and teachers, but as adults, who assists us in our development? Who can help us to heal the wounds of our childhoods, repair the brokenness of our adulthoods, and inspire the next chapters of our new lives? While it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a council to raise an adult. In Self-Mothering: My Mothers Council, author and physiatrist Deborah Lee Bernal introduces an active process to help us find heroes, contemporary role models, and personal mentorspeople that we can rely on to help us develop and heal as adults. Through this process of self-mothering, you can choose who motivates you and whom you want to emulate for your own council of mothers; this council can guide you to your destiny, and Dr. Bernal suggests a number of renowned women to follow on this path: Maya Angelou, the lawyer mother; Fa Mulan, mother wit; the biblical prophetess Deborah, the queen mother; Mother Teresa, doctor mom; Harriet Tubman, the godmother; and many, many more. The lives of these women speak volumes and can today reveal a path to your own enlightenment. You do not have to choose these mothers; you can choose the women for your own council of mothers. Because through all stages of our lives, we need our mothers counsel.
With this insightful, touching, and often hilarious guide, Roz takes you from Training Pants straight through to Big Girl Panties, with plenty of laughs and lots of valuable advice along the way. Rife with deeply personal, perhaps slightly embarrassing and often hysterical personal stories from the author herself, Put Your Big Girl Panties On and Deal With It is the guidebook for real women ready to take charge of their own lives. Inside, discover: --How to shuck those procrastination panties: Action Antidotes to the Top 10 Procrastination Perpetuator --How to untwist your knickers: Stressbusting for the rest of us --Aunties in your panties: What we can learn from the Big Girl Panty-Wearers who have gone before us --Big girl Valentine panties: Plenty of romance revivers and passion primers --Bodacious Beauty Britches: How to celebrate your unique gorgeousness
Being smart doesn’t save you from terror and doesn't teach you how to live with it. You can’t escape the mob. It’s part of your existence! Vito has grown up in the underworld of the mob. He has recently reached age eighteen. His family has been involved since the thirties. In 2014, the rules haven’t changed much. What worked then, works now; power, violence, and loyalty. Love isn’t something you can control. As much as Vito, mobster enforcer, wish he could, he can’t. And falling in love with someone who is close to jail-bait age is even tougher. Vito bides his time and waits. For a hasty guy with limited self-control, it’s difficult to curb his impulses. At age fifteen, Erin just wants to forget. Erin’s world came crashing down when she learned her family was not what they seemed. She’s been living in a lie. No one told her her family was mob. The cliché ignorance is bliss becomes a sharp stabbing realization when she has to learn to cope with the aftermath. “Sometimes I hear him whispering in my ear as if my conscience has grown and matured into a six foot three dark haired male. The studying, reading, and listening I did to impress adults are nothing compared to what I learned from Vito.” ~ Erin New Adult Contemporary Mafia Romance Novel mobster romance books, organized crime romance, mafia romance novels, free ebooks store, new adult contemporary romance novel, free mobster book, mobsters and gangsters
Hassan Clarke is a self-proclaimed ladies’ man with his eyes set on the prize. With his jovial ways and gift for gab, he has managed to weasel his way into the lives of two women—his wife, Destiny, and his mistress, Imani. His mistress is a gold-digging, self-serving side chick determined to be with her married lover even if it means losing everything, including her soul, to get to him. However, after putting years of hard work and her hard-earned money into building her husband’s firm, Destiny doesn’t plan to forgo all the benefits without a fight. Hassan soon finds out that living the double life is not what it’s cracked up to be. Destiny’s life has been turned upside down by the cheating husband she once thought was the man of her dreams. His reckless behavior has not only caused major heartbreak, but it has also caused her major health problems. With the cards stacked against her, she must dig deep within to pull out her inner strength. Take this wild ride as the characters in this crazy love triangle wreak havoc in each other’s lives. Will anyone manage to get the revenge that they all yearn for, or will they learn the truth of the expression “Love don’t love nobody”?
Meet Renee, an up and coming professional in the world of loans and financing. She didnt come to this path easily, surviving a childhood in East Los Angeles in a single parent home with plenty of siblings to forge a less than successful path for her. But Renee saw something different out there for herself, a world full of opportunity and promise. The fact that she was a big girl never stopped her from pursuing a career, until the 10-year friendship with Robert bloomed into romance. Tall and rather lean, Robert was not at all what you would call a leading man but Renee fell in love with Robert and he fell hard for her. Things looked promising until the Colonel, Roberts father, met Renee. All bets were off. Suddenly Renees weight became the deal breaker. You will laugh, you will cry, but ultimately you will be fighting this battle right along with Renee, cheering her on, while shes putting on her big girl panties.
Where there's a will, there's a secret… When Hannah Armstrong opens the door to find a cowboy on her porch, her jaw drops—and not just because he's beyond handsome. Apparently she's heir to the Lassiter fortune. If Logan Whittaker, cowboy-turned-attorney, can help her uncover the truth about her biological father, why say no—at least for her daughter Cassie's sake? With Hannah tucked away at his ranch house, Logan longs to turn their business affairs into something more personal. Except Hannah has enough dark family secrets to cope with—and Logan's own past could spell trouble just as things are really heating up….
Big Girl Panties is a Southern, romantic comedy that will leave you laughing and swooning in equal measure. It is the first novella in the Like A Lady serial and cannot be read as a standalone. Mom always tells me that when life gives you lemons you squeeze the heck out of them and hope for some lemonade, but after catching that no-good lying, jerk of a bastard cheating on me seconds before we were supposed to be married, I do what any self-respecting Southern girl would do: throw a punch and hide under my blankie. Now, Mary Lou thinks I need a night of fun and adventure. I agree to go out, planning to get her off my back, but when I find myself in Mason Pierce’s arms, I’m thanking my lucky stars, and my best friend. ~Red Freemont, Oklahoma, is the last place on the whole damned planet that I want to spend my summer and working on my parents’ ranch is the last thing I want to do, but damned if that’s not what I’m doing. Monroe and I need a night away from this place, a night to blow off steam. A party at the lake sounds like a mighty fine idea, and after catching a glimpse of Red Summers in the firelight, I’m quickly changing my tune. ~Mason
When you're stumbling in the dark like a blind person
Author: Gabrielle Zander
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Gabrielle’s desire to be loved and accepted brought her down many dark roads and into the hands of those who abused and led her into prostitution. She had to overcome eating disorders and learn to live with an illness she tried to hide. Gabrielle was overwhelmed by the day-to-day struggles she had to face just to stay alive. Understanding and insight into herself is what she needed, which is the heart of this important Book.
Angele has longed for her betrothal to Crown Prince Zahir to be consummated within wedlock. She naively hoped her promised husband would wait for her, as she would him—but compromising paparazzi photos have dashed those youthful dreams…. She cannot become Zahir's wife out of duty and endure a loveless union; she must let him go free…but on one condition. Without taking Angele's hand in marriage, will the proud sheikh agree to give her the wedding night she has long dreamed of?