Grace has taken care of her widowed father her entire adult life and the ornery old goat has finally died. She has no job, no skills and very little money, and has heard her father's prediction that no decent man would ever want her so often she accepts it as fact. But she does have a big old house on Lawyers Row in Peacock, Tennessee. She opens a rooming house and quickly gathers a motley crew of tenants: Promise, Grace's best friend since kindergarten, who's fighting cancer; Maxie, an aging soap opera actress who hasn't lost her flair for the dramatic; Jonah, a sweet, gullible old man with a crush on Maxie. And Dillon, Grace's brother's best friend, who stood her up on the night of her senior prom and has regretted it ever since. Dillon rents Grace's guest house for the summer and hopes to make up for lost time and past hurts—but first, he'll have to convince Grace that she's worth loving... 88,000 words
MY BOOK IS ABOUT FOUR FRIENDS, ALL WHO ARE BLACK IN THE DETROIT AREA AND COME FROM WELL TO DO FAMILIES. THREE OF THE GUYS ARE IN THEIR FINAL SUMMER BEFORE THEY ARE FINALLY FINISHED WITH HIGH SCHOOL AND HOPEFULLY GO OFF TO COLLEGE. THE FOURTH FRIEND HAS ONE MORE YEAR LEFT. THE MAIN CHARACTER WILL BE GOING TO VILLANOVA ON A TRACK SCHOLARSHIP. IN THAT SUMMER HE GOES THROUGH CHANGES AND PROBLEMS WITH HIS THREE FRIENDS, FALLS IN LOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND LEARNS MORE ABOUT HIMSELF AND FRIENDS BEFORE HE LEAVES FOR COLLEGE. THE SECOND FRIEND IS BEING RAISED BY A SINGLE FATHER WHO BECAUSE OF HIS BUSINESS IS NEVER AT HOME. THE SECOND GUY IS A PRODIGY PIANIST WHO IS VERY TALENTED BUT BORED TO SOME EXTENT WITH LIFE. HE SELLS WEED TO THE KIDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BUT NOT ON A BROAD SCALE. HE MEETS SOME BIGGER FISH AND GETS IN OVER HIS HEAD. THE THIRD GUY’S FATHER AND ORIGINAL MOTHER ARE DECEASED AND BEFORE HIS FATHER DIED, HE MARRIED A YOUNG GOOD LOOKING GIRL WHO OUR CHARACTER DOESN’T GET ALONG WITH BECAUSE OF HIM THINKING THAT SHE MARRIED HIS FATHER ONLY FOR HIS MONEY. THERE IS ALSO A PROBLEM BETWEEN HIM AND HIS NEW STEP MOM DUE TO THE FACT THAT SHE GETS ALONG WITH HIS YOUNGER SISTER AND HE THINKS THEY ARE TEAMING UP AGAINST HIM. HE ALSO HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM THAT DOESN’T HELP HIS SITUATION. THE FOURTH GUY IS THE BIG FOOTBALL JOCK IN THEIR SCHOOL AND HE HAS THE BIG HEAD AND THINKS ITS HIS WORLD, WELCOME TO IT. THE STORY REVOLVES AROUND HOW EACH GUY TRIES TO UNDERSTAND HIMSELF BETTER AND HOW HE DEALS WITH IT. ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE STORY IS HOW BLACK PEOPLE COME TO SEE THEMSELVES WHEN THEY ARE PRIVILEGED AND THOUGH THEY ARE WELL OFF STILL HAVE PROBLEMS TO SOME EXTENT. THE STORY IS A COMING OF AGE STORY, A LOVE STORY, SOME GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES, LIFE IN GENERAL.
Summer Journal - Lined Pages- For The Fun Loving Person Who Craves For Summer Activities - Suitable as Gift Item for Students, Adults, Kids, Teachers, Best Friends - 125 Pages
Author: Outdoor Media
This minimalist and classic summer themed, lined journal / notebook, is a wonderful multi-purpose notebook for jotting down thoughts, ideas, plans and writing notes. The notebook is made with flexible matte laminated softback cover, which helps repel liquids. It is therefore durable to withstand any adventure. Check out the specifications for more information. If you would like to see a sample of the notebook, click on the "Look Inside" feature. Specifications: Layout: Lined Dimensions: 6" x 9" Soft, matte laminated paperback cover 125 Pages Acid Free Paper Binding: Perfect Make sure you update your journal regularly so that you store your memories forever. If you want another type of journal, you can leave a review below, specifying what you would like to have and we would make it for you as soon as possible.
"If HBO’s Girls went to summer camp, this would be their story. A fast-paced, enjoyable read!" -- Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting For twenty long years, Gigi Goldstein has been pining away for her best friend’s guy. She knows it’s wrong and it has to stop, but she hasn’t been able to let go ever since they all met on the bus to summer camp back when they were seven years old. The same week that her best friends finally announce their wedding date, Gigi loses her high-profile design job. With all of her dreams unravelling, she runs to the last place she remembers being happy. Taking the Head Counselor position at Camp Chinooka, Gigi hopes to reclaim the joy she felt as a camper, but the job isn’t all campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Gigi’s girls are determined to make her look bad in front of the boys’ Head Counselor—the sexy but infuriating Perry—and every scrap of the campground is laced with memories. When Gigi finally realizes she can’t escape the present by returning to her past, she’s forced to reexamine her life and find the true meaning of love. But will she be able to mend fences and forgive herself before she loses her one real shot at happiness? If you love Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin, you'll love this heartwarming debut from a fresh voice in contemporary chick-lit that offers a lighthearted and fun take on friendship, love, and how to recover from past mistakes. The Campfire Series 1. One S’more Summer 2. S'more to Lose 3. Love You S'more 4.Tell Me S’more – Coming 2020!
Having pulled off the incredible feat of traveling the entire world -- largely by train -- in the span of seven months, author Charles J. Gillis undertakes another ambitious journey in Another Summer. This epic tour involves Alaska, Yellowstone, and much of the Pacific Northwest. Gillis' complicated itinerary and soul-stirring descriptions of the unspoiled landscape will enthrall armchair travelers.
Around One More Point is a journal sketchbook of writings, photographs and drawings that capture the adventures of B.C. artist and paddler Mary Gazetas, who has journeyed with family and friends on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Inside Passage and Haida Gwaii for almost 25 years. This work, with its powerful visual imagery, includes stories and art created when Mary first started taking ocean canoe trips in the '80s with her twin sister and her children. Since those pre-Gore-Tex days of primitive beach camping and paddling in all kinds of weather, the trips, the people and the artwork have changed. What hasn't changed, though, is her passion for the character of the coast, and she returns every summer, bringing home material to be transformed into a variety of artistic expressions. The journeys include paddle trips in Barkley, Clayoquot, Nootka and Kyuquot sounds, the Broughton Archipelago, the central coast and Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands). This evocative journal will take readers on a journey, inspiring some to go to these beautiful places themselves-to go around one more point.
Darcy, Tara and Lindsay are the best of friends who reconnect every summer for a few weeks of catching up and living easy. The summertime is anything but boring for these three strong women who indulge in the best of what's in season: romance, excitement and the time of their lives.
Michael Thomas Ford delivers a triumphant first novel about a group of gay men looking for love, losing the past, and finding themselves in the bars and on the beaches of Provincetown. Josh Felling has always been a romantic--up until the moment his lover Doug announced that he'd had an affair with a guy from their gym. Now, with his life playing out like a very bad movie of the week, Josh impulsively heads to the Cape for a few days--long enough to figure out where his relationship--what's left of it--might be going. But the summer has other plans for Josh, and his trip to P-town will bring bigger changes than he ever imagined. With its windswept dunes, lazy summer days, and starry nights filled with possibilities, Provincetown holds special appeal for those who call it home. . .and for those who come seeking its open welcome. People like Reilly Brennan, son of an old P-town family, whose days are caught up in wedding plans, even as his nights are increasingly taken over by heated fantasies about other men. . .Wide-eyed, blond-haired, All-American Toby Evans, an escapee from the Midwest ready to spend the summer in the equivalent of gay boot camp for anyone who will tutor him. . .Elegant Emmeline, age unknown, a southern belle straight out of Faulkner, with a mean drag act and almost enough money for her permanent gender transformation. . .Ty Rusk, one of Hollywood's hottest new stars hiding an ages-old secrets about to explode. Weaving in and out of these and other lives like the concierge of a Grand Hotel, Josh is in for the summer of his life, a time of turning points and bridges burned, of second chances and new beginnings, of renewal and hope that will bring him closer to becoming the man he needs to be. "This is a cut above more mainstream gay fiction offerings, thanks to Ford's crisp prose and snappy, contemporary dialogue. . ..the sandy, barefoot-friendly setting morphs all the melodrama into a satisfying beach book--and a pleasant fiction debut for Ford."--Publishers Weekly
A hidden past, a dangerous love and a voice to reach across the ages. A brand new title from best-selling author Catrin Collier. Allenstein, East Prussia, 1939 - Charlotte von Datski's parents hold a glittering ball to celebrate her eighteenth birthday and announce her engagement to a Prussian count. But Hitler is about to plunge the world into war… Soon, Charlotte will be forced to leave behind her beloved homeland and flee to England carrying a secret that both strengthens and torments her. Years later, Charlotte's granddaughter, Laura, is shocked when the truth about her grandmother’s past comes to light. Laura persuades Charlotte to embark on a journey to her childhood home in Eastern Europe. There, as Charlotte re-reads her diary and recalls the one great love of her life, she finally faces the demons that have haunted her for over half a century.
One Summer by bestselling author, David Baldacci, is a tender and absorbing portrait of a family rebuilding itself after being torn apart by grief. When thirty-four-year-old ex-war veteran Jack Armstrong is told he has only weeks to live, his first concern is for his beloved wife Lizzie, and their children: baby Jackie, twelve-year-old would-be actor Cory and rebellious teenage daughter Mikki. It seems so cruel that an apparently fatal illness should claim him, a survivor of Afghanistan and Iraq, when he still has so much left to live for. On Christmas Eve, as Jack prepares to say goodbye to his family, unthinkable tragedy strikes again and Lizzie is killed in a car accident. Just when Jack thought living was far harder than dying, and the children's future looked so bleak, something remarkable happens which gives Jack the valuable second chance he'd only dreamed of. Unexpectedly, the family inherits Lizzie's beautiful childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. During one unforgettable summer Jack and the children struggle to rebuild their lives. They learn to live again – and to love again. And they learn the biggest lesson of all – the importance of family.
Indulge with this irresistible summer romance by USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan! There are some summers you’ll remember forever… Fiery chef Elise is determined to make this summer one of them—but with the grand opening of her chic French café falling apart, it looks like it might for all the wrong reasons. Until Sean O’Neill comes back to town. Last summer, Elise and Sean shared one hazy whirlwind night together—and Elise is looking forward to repeating their last encounter. As long as she can stick to her one-night-only rule and listen to her head rather than her heart. After all, Sean hates life in his home town and is planning on leaving again soon as he can. But recapturing the magic of last summer could be about to change everything…. Book 2 in the O’Neill Brothers trilogy Look out for the other stories in the trilogy! Sleigh Bells in the Snow Maybe This Christmas Available now! Originally published in 2014
Dorothy’s book is a riveting insight into the life of two individuals who really loved each other and an eye opener to the price of love and what one will do for love. Carlyon Price My world halted when my husband died. This book shares my grief, my reflections and my innermost thoughts. He was the love of my life. This book chronicles the first fourteen months following my husband’s death. It tells our story from our childhood until his death. Every day I wish for “Just One More Night.” It also gives valuable information on bipolar ill¬ness. My husband suffered from bipolar illness. It is a story of the good the bad and the ugly; also forgiveness. I hope this book will be of interest to all women who have been in relationships where abuse and infidelity abounded; also those who have lost a spouse. Dorothy Minter
They have the whole summer ahead of them. Is it enough to rekindle the friendship they once shared? Harriet Greenleaf dreams of spending the summer in a beautiful ancient priory on the Somerset coast with her two best friends--but her dream is bittersweet. On the one hand, it's a chance to reconnect three lives that have drifted apart; on the other, she has a devastating secret to share that will change everything between them forever. First to arrive is Audrey--the workaholic who's heading for a heart attack unless she slows down and makes time for herself. Then Lisa, the happy-go-lucky flirt who's always struggled to commit to anyone--or anything. Ever the optimist, can Harriet remind them of the joy in their lives and the importance of celebrating good friendship before it's gone? Through the highs and lows of a long, glorious summer, these three women will rediscover what it means to be there for each other--before they face the hardest of goodbyes.
A deeply rewarding and beautiful novel' Hilary Mantel, Guardian Life in England seems transitory for Grace Cleave as the pull of her native New Zealand grows stronger. She begins to feel increasingly like a migratory bird. Grace longs to find her own place in the world, if only she can decide where that is. But first she must learn to feel comfortable in her own skin, feathers and all. Written in 1963, Janet Frame considered this novel too personal to be published in her lifetime. 'In this deeply personal novel of exile and loneliness, Janet Frame proves the master of nostalgia, beauty and loss. Frame is, and will remain, divine' Alice Sebold 'Exceptional . . . comic, melancholy and piercingly observant' Sunday Telegraph
The author of WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK, LINCOLN'S DOCTOR'S DOG, I SURVIVED CARACAS TRAFFIC and other short story collections has kept a daily diary for forty years, since he was 18 in the summer of 1969. Here are entries from his diary for summers from 1976 to 1979 as he struggles with adulthood and his fledgling writing career, from his first acceptances by magazines to the hardcover publication of his book by a large New York publisher. Set in 1970s New York City, this is a vivid picture of what it was like to be a struggling young artist in that era.
Every July, the lucky owners of Cornish holiday homes set off for their annual break. They close up their desirable semis in smartish London suburbs - having turned off the Aga and turned on the burglar alarm - and look forward to a carefree, restful, somehow more fulfilling summer. Clare is more than usually ready for her holiday. Her daughter, Miranda, is hitting adolescence bigtime, and her husband Jack is harbouring unsettling thoughts of a change in lifestyle. No wonder that Clare is contemplating a bit of extra-marital adventure, possibly with Eliot, the successful, heavy-drinking author in the adjoining holiday property. Unexpected disasters occur, revelations are made and, as the summer ends, real life will never be quite the same again.
This is an autobiography of the challenging life of open water swimming champion, Penny Lee Dean. From ages two to twenty-four, she overcame physical, family, and life adversities to go forth and conquer the Catalina and English Channels. Behind the swimming story was a deep struggle of the relationship with her mother. The intensity of this relationship is part of what drove Penny to achieve her goals. Early in her life, Penny discovered that she had a talent and passion for open water swimming. After a setback when she was ten years old, she set her sights on the Olympics of open water swimming--the English Channel. After college, she traveled to Europe on a Watson scholarship that allowed her to study with the national teams in nine countries and train for her attempt to break the record for the English Channel. Part of the reason Penny wrote this book was the hope that she could help others tackle any of their life challenges and realize their own dreams.
Life is an adventure to embark upon. Having traveled around the world, my life has been full of separations, and new beginnings. Time flows incessantly, no matter what happens around us. The last six years of my life describe a unique journey from high school in Sudan to a university in Canada. The experience enabled me to learn the importance of family, friends, and love- along with the need to live life without regrets. My story begins with my struggles as an eleventh grader at Khartoum American School in Sudan, revealing the raw emotions of my first infatuation with a girl, her rejection, and my subsequent efforts to move on without her. Nothing could have prepared me then for the sequence of events that were to unfold in my life that summer, and the few years that followed. It all began when I found a friend in Tina. Our Last Summer offers a poignant glimpse into a young man’s coming-of-age journey through laughter, tears, betrayal, infatuation, and love as he cherishes the memories of his past, learns to live in the present, and happily anticipates his future.