Darcy van Aiken is doing very well, thank you. She’s an ICU nurse with an ‘amicable’ divorce from ex-husband, Mike, two great kids, and a prescription for Ritalin. Then her older son, Jeremy, gets engaged to Cami Zander-Brown – daughter of a wealthy New York family – and her world turns upside down. The source of the trouble is not Cami’s elegant and accomplished mother, Rose. Nor is it in the form of Guy, her charismatic and wildly successful literary agent father. Instead, lurking in the shadows of Mike’s new life, is the beautifully dressed and highly manipulative Claudia. The Zander-Browns have money. Lots of money. The plans for their daughter’s dream wedding grow more fabulous by the day, and Claudia is loving every minute of it. With her perfect taste, she can’t help thinking she’d make a much better mother of the groom than Darcy. This wedding gives her the opportunity to entrench herself in Mike’s life, and take credit for the two sons Darcy has raised. It’s a battle for supremacy, and it takes all of Darcy’s courage and determination to outwit the determined Claudia. What emerges is a wonderfully delicious, hilarious and touching read about family, friendship and human behaviour.
From dorm and Greek life to dating and academia, every piece of the college equation becomes a loaded opportunity for you—and your faith—to thrive. Can You Keep Your Faith in College? will help guide you through the best years of your life. You’re not alone in the struggle to maintain the faith you carried with you when you first set foot on campus. Packed with encouragement specifically for these trying years, Can You Keep Your Faith in College compiles experiences shared by students from more than fifty schools across the nation, and targets pertinent issues including, “The Transition,” academics, dorm life, peer pressure, extracurricular activities, sports, Greek life, dating, studying abroad, racial relations, and “God’s Surprise Encounters.” Don’t let your faith whittle away; build it up! It’s what defines you.
A Simple Guide to Life Your Vibes Sky-high Without Struggle or Pain
Author: Michelle Paisley Reed
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The author of Manifesting Miracles and Money “gives readers a profound inspiration and a vibrational ‘boost’ to magnetize dramatic transformation” (UpJourney). Change is hard. But like the ever-changing, ever-expanding Universe, our ability to consciously alter ourselves, to grow, to evolve is what sets human souls apart from all other living things. And like the Universe, our best and most fruitful changes come when we expand beyond ourselves, blossoming into new and better creations with each passing day. Yes, change is hard—but it doesn’t have to be. Keep Your Spirits Up: A Simple Guide to Lift Your Vibes Sky-High Without Struggle or Pain is the third book in an ongoing series of teachings by spiritual channel and bestselling author Michelle Paisley Reed. Within the pages of this book, find the profound inspiration you’ve been searching for to expand your soul and galvanize a dramatic transformation in your life. This book can be read as a stand-alone instructional volume on spirituality or in conjunction with the first two bestselling volumes: Manifesting Miracles and Money: How to Achieve Peace, Purpose, and Plenty Without Getting in Your Own Way and Peace Is Power: A Course in Shifting Reality Through Science and Spirituality. Read this book if you want to learn about: Spiritual growth Souls Human evolution Vibrational energy Inspiration Embracing change Don’t wait: the next level of your spiritual journey starts on Page One.
America's most trusted tax advice, backed by detailed citations of authoritative tax references J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax Professional Edition 2018 is the tax preparer's guide to smart tax filing and planning. The Professional Edition not only includes the trusted guidance, clear advice, and money-saving tips featured in Your Income Tax, but also provides citations of tax authorities to help tax professionals easily locate the law, IRS rulings and court decisions that support the text. Fully up to date with the newest changes for 2017 tax returns, expert guidance from J.K. Lasser helps you maximize deductions and shelter income while providing hundreds of examples of how tax laws apply to individual situations. While evolving tax law can get very complex very quickly, this invaluable guide is designed to help you find the answers you need without wading through volumes of the Internal Revenue Code or IRS materials. Special icons call out new laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, filing pointers and planning strategies, allowing you to locate important information without breaking your workflow. Keeping up with changes to tax law is itself a full-time job—if it's not your full-time job, let the experts at J.K. Lasser do the legwork for you! Read from beginning to end or dip in and out as needed—this exceptional resource will help you: Get expert answers to tough tax situations quickly Navigate new laws, court decisions, IRS rulings, and more Locate authoritative sources easily with citations of references from the Code, the courts and the IRS. Avoid common pitfalls and adopt smart planning strategies for next year Accessible, down-to-earth tax advice is always appreciated, but professional tax preparers need more—such as authoritative sources to back their advice and clarify tricky situations that their clients may encounter. J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax Professional Edition 2018 provides a quick one-stop resource for every tax pro, merging detailed citations with America's most trusted tax advice for over 65 years.
Carter Heyward is one of the most influential and controversial theologians of our time. Under the headings 'Speaking Truth to Power', 'Remembering Who We Are' and 'Celebrating Our Friends' she reflects on how movements for gender and sexual justice reverberate globally. In this volume of occasional pieces, lesbian feminist liberation theologian Carter Heyward bears witnesses to the sacred struggles to topple oppressive power. These pieces illustrate feminist theology's bold and transformative engagement of its cultural, political, social, and theological contexts.Carter Heyward's voice will be instructive to students and teachers of feminist, queer, and other liberation theologians as well as to those interested in the Christian thought being forged at the edges of the church in the company of those who traditionally have been kept out. This book will interest feminists, gay men, lesbians, and other queer advocates, anti-racist activists, liberal Christians and post-ChristiansA" as well as women and men of other progressive spiritual or religious traditions.
Life in the apocalypse sucks. Just ask Jacob O’Connor and his friends. After managing to survive the initial zombie outbreak, they thought they'd seen it all. Dead rising to devour the living, cities abandoned, wreckage everywhere. Basically, the fall of modern society. They considered themselves lucky to be alive. Unfortunately, all that was only the beginning…
Everything You Need to Know. . . and Didn't Know You Needed to Know about Backyard and Urban Chickens
Author: Andy Schneider
Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard.
We are living in a day when countless multitudes have lost their way both morally and spiritually. Like a ship without anchor, this last day's generation is being tossed to and fro by a flood of deception and wrong influences that is tragically causing people to lose their moorings. What should we do to make sure we don't get sucked in to the chaotic swirl of moral and spiritual confusion sweeping the world today? That is the vital question prolific author and Greek scholar Rick Renner answers in this riveting and timely book.
People are concerned about using petro chemicals when it comes to controlling pests, especially in their home where their children and pets play. More and more people are turning to natural pest control solutions in order to solve this age old problem. Truth is that today’s pesticides have many long term health effects, most of which are not even known, or understood yet. Not to mention chemical pesticides are far less effective in most if not all applications in gardening and home pest control. Nature provides us with everything we need, and she provides plenty. You just have to know where to look. Pick up my book today and learn everything you need to protect your home and family, as well as your garden from those nasty pests without using dangerous chemicals
Everything You Need to Know to Stay Alive and Get Rescued
Author: Terri Paajanen
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
You aren't the only one. Shows like Man vs. Wild and Survivor are popular for a reason - we all love adventure, and it's not difficult to imagine scenarios in which we can impress ourselves and our companions with these life-saving skills. Even though these shows might glamorize the stranded-on-a-deserted-island fantasy we've all had, surviving in the wild is no small feat. By reading A Complete Guide to Surviving in the Wilderness: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Alive and Get Rescued, you are taking the first step toward making it out alive in an potentially harmful wilderness situation. We've gathered information from the best survival manuals and have spoken to numerous experts to give you the tools you will need to become a real-life survivor. Because an emergency in the wilderness presents its own set of unique circumstances and challenges, it's imperative you know how to help yourself and others. You must be aware of potential dangers ahead of time and plan appropriately. This book will help you do that. You will learn how to assess your surroundings, stay calm, develop a plan of action, and ultimately do what it takes to make it through any situation. You will take an in-depth look into building shelter, foraging and identifying food that is safe to eat, purifying water so you do not become dehydrated, avoiding poisonous plants, animals, other potential hazards, and many more valuable skills that might just save your life. There is also detailed information on first aid, climate-specific conditions to know and look out for, navigation, and much more. This complete guide explains what you need to know in detail so you can worry about more important things such as your next adventure in the wild.
Everything You Need to Know to Thrive in the Wilderness
Author: The Editors of Stackpole Books
Publisher: Hachette UK
Survival Wisdom & Know-How is the ultimate all-in-one survival guide; filled to the brim with information on every aspect of outdoor life and adventure, from orienteering to campfire cooking to ice climbing and more. Culled from dozens of respected books from Stackpole -- the industry's leader in outdoor adventure -- this massive collection of wilderness know-how leaves absolutely nothing to chance when it comes to surviving and thriving outdoors. Topics include: Orienteering Building an Outdoor Shelter Hunting and Tracking Animals Tying Knots Identifying Edible Plants and Berries Surviving in the Desert Fishing and Ice Fishing Canoeing, Kayaking, and White Water Rafting And so much more! Useful illustrations and photos throughout make it easy to browse and use. With contributions by the experts at the National Outdoor Leadership School as well as the editors of Stackpole's Discover Nature series, this book is the definitive, must-have reference for the great outdoors.
Born in 1856 in Thomasville, Georgia, Henry Ossian Flipper was nine at the end of the Civil War. His parents, part of a privileged upper class of slaves, were allowed to operate an independent business under the protection of their owner. This placed Henry in an excellent position to take advantage of new educational opportunities opening up to African Americans and he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877. Flipper served at Fort Sill in what is now Oklahoma; took part in the Indian Wars; and served at Fort Davis in Texas, where a court-martial relating to missing funds ended his Army career with a dishonorable discharge. He later was an assistant to the Secretary of the Interior during the early 1920s Harding administration, and died in 1940. Investigations into the circumstances of Flipper’s court-martial resulted in an upgrade to honorable discharge in 1976 and a posthumous pardon from President Clinton in 1999. Passages from Flipper’s 1878 autobiography and excerpts from contemporary military reports and newspaper articles contribute firsthand observations to this biography of West Point’s first black graduate.
Anna, a German mill-owner’s daughter, marries a French aristocrat and moves to France. She discovers that her husband killed his previous wife and that he is trying to kill her as well. Quick, intriguing, and with an extremely interesting plot, ‘The Grey Woman’ (1861) is a short story by Elizabeth Gaskell for anyone who enjoys a good gothic shudder. Incredibly progressive for its time, it is about the survival of the ill-treated woman who has decided that enough is enough. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist, short story writer, and biographer, best known for her novels ‘North and South’ and ‘Wives and Daughters’ as well as her biography of Charlotte Brontë. Gaskell was viewed as a minor author until the 1950s where it became evident that her depiction of industrial environments and social problems was brilliant and poignant.
A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing
Author: Alison Freer
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Costume designer Alison Freer’s styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In How to Get Dressed, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what’s in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including: • Making every garment you own fit better • Mastering closet organization • The undergarments you actually need • The scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it • Shopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar Instead of repeating boring style “rules,” Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras to how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, How to Get Dressed has hundreds of insider tips from Alison’s arsenal of tools and expertise.
Motivating Latino American Teens to Discipline, Educational Success, Professionalism & Leadership
Author: Cajetan Ngozika Ihewulezi
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Every child needs to learn the importance of learning to set and realize goals early in life. In his book Keep Moving Forward, author Cajetan Ihewulezi encourages the use of discipline, education, prayer, and hard work to motivate and guide Latino American teenagers to educational success, professionalism, and leadership. Though parents and guardians have important roles to play in the future success of their children, author Cajetan Ihewulezi believes that every young adult has a role to play in the realization of their own dreams. He strives to provide the tools for Latino American teenagers growing up in the American society. He designs schedules and rules that can be models for consistency for both parents and their children to follow. Cajetan Ngozika Ihewulezi is a Catholic priest. He received his first Master's degree at Duquesne University in Systematic Theology and a second Master's at St. Louis University in Historical Theology. He is currently earning his doctorate in Homiletics at the Aquinas Institute of Theology.
How to Achieve the Image You Want and the Success You Deserve
Author: Dick Lerner
Publisher: Concierge Publishing Svcs.
Category: Business & Economics
This original work contains pearls of wisdom about image for men and women going through career transition or just entering the workforce from a clothing and image expert who has helped thousands of people make major changes in their lives. Explains fabric, fit, what to buy when, what to wear for different types of situations and occasions and the importance of accessorizing properly. Contains a chart of laundry symbols and their meanings and a comprehensive glossary.Written for those who are changing or thinking about changing their career and life, this book is perfect for transitioning military personnel, those looking for a promotion, people who have had jobs where uniforms were dictated, recent graduates and others who want to achieve more. Readers will find easy to read sections on professional dress, business casual, casual, and formal attire for all occasions. They will also find a checklist for each type of wardrobe with sections for What to Buy Now, What to Buy Next and Optional items the reader can add as they go. Another helpful feature of the book is a two-week rotation schedule that illustrates how the reader can mix and match a small wardrobe to function like a much larger wardrobe.