Clare Wilson has bounced back from disasters before. After a freak car accident puts Clare in the hospital, suddenly men are coming out of the woodwork wanting her. But will she find love?
Kingsbury offers a richly told tale about six of Jesus' closest friends and companions, bringing biblical truths to life in this captivating continuation of her Life-Changing Bible Study series. Simon the Leper -- And Jesus, the compassionate friend -- Martha, the broken-hearted -- And Jesus, the comforting friend -- Jairus, the two-faced leader -- And Jesus, the loyal friend -- Mary Magdalene, the demon-possessed -- And Jesus, the friend who restores -- Peter, the betrayer -- And Jesus, the forgiving friend -- John, the arrogant disciple -- And Jesus, the friend who transforms through love.
The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth. As Lisa says, More and more, especially in the summertime when I'm sitting on the beach, I'm learning not to sweat it. To go back to the child that I used to be. To see myself through the loving eyes of my parents. To eat on the beach. And not to worry about whether every little thing makes me look fat. In fact, not to worry at all. So put aside your worries and join Lisa and Francesca as they navigate their way through the crazy world we live in, laughing along the way--
When Julia learns that her sister has been violently murdered, she must uncover why. Becoming involved with a dangerous stranger online, she starts losing herself ... losing control ... perhaps losing everything. Her search for answers will jeopardize her marriage, her family, and her life.
In 1920s Europe, a young woman discovers that her supposedly dead father is still alive and living in London with his new socially prominent family, whose happiness she sets out to destroy.
When Charlotte Dolinsky goes under cover, dressing Amish in order to find out what happened to her only brother, she doesn't anticipate a growing friendship with a quiet Amish man named Isaac Miller.
French language lessons for English-speaking children to learn to speak and write.
The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they're about to face a new challenge because--surprise--Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he's left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie. As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most--
Sundown, Missouri, 1954. Clara Sinclair's hands are full. Her husband died years ago while courageously fighting in World War II, leaving her to raise their son Tommy alone. Tommy was always precocious, but now that he's a teenager, he's become wild and unruly. Clara needs help keeping him in line ... she just never expected that help would come from a handsome stranger. Race car driver Drake McCoy isn't one to be tied down. So when Drake and his mechanic friend make a pit stop in Sundown, he expects it's just for the night. But when he meets Clara, her sadness draws him to her, and soon he's thinking about putting down roots and becoming a family man. But when Drake's past gets in the way of his future with Clara and Tommy, how far will he go to protect his love of a lifetime?
A veterinarian discusses the lessons her beloved dogs have imparted on her throughout life.--Novelist.
The sprawling lake home Lynn Lundberg built with her husband has been an epicenter of joyful family life, from summer holidays spent around the water to cookies baked in the kitchen with grandchildren in the fall. But since her husband's sudden passing two years ago, Lynn has been lost in the grief and solitude she feels without him at home. She doesn't want to sell the big family place, but she can't exist there on her own much longer. After hearing of a new way of living--where single women share responsibilities as housemates--Lynn thinks she's found the answer to her prayers--
In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum's riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring-- Provided by publisher.
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates what looks to be a typical missing person case, only to find herself digging up bones possibly left by a serial killer, a cult, or perhaps something not entirely of this world.
This story, the first of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, includes an explanation of how Watson and Holmes come to share rooms at 221B Baker Street, and an introduction of Scotland Yard detectives Gregson and Lestrade. The first part of a Study in Scarlet leads to the arrest of the murderer, and the second part provides the story of the murderer's life and motives, previously unexplained. This part two takes the listener across the ocean to the original settlement of Salt Lake City in Utah, and a story of hardship, love, greed, Mormons, and revenge, and then back to London to sort out the explanations.
Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. Why do some lengthy sentences flow effortlessly while others stumble along? Why are you captivated by the writing of particular authors but not others? How can you craft sentences that reflect your own unique outlook on the world? Get the answers to these and other questions about writing and style in Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft, a lively 24-lecture course taught by Professor Brooks Landon from the University of Iowa -- one of the nation's top writing schools. You explore the myriad ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences. You discover insights into what makes for pleasurable reading. You also learn how you can apply these methods to your own writing. Building Great Sentences revives the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing. Unlike common nuts-and-bolts approaches to discussing writing, this course provides a greater context for what makes sentences great. You investigate how to recognize the mechanics of the sentences you read and write, you learn how language works on your thoughts and emotions, and you discover basic strategies to sharpen your ability to recognize great sentences and make your own everyday writing more effective. More than just a string of words, sentences are shaped by specific context and driven by specific purpose, notes Professor Landon. No 'rules' or mechanical protocols can prepare us for the infinite number of tasks our sentences must accomplish. - Publisher.
So how do you tell stories that stick-- in your own mind and in the minds of your family, friends, colleagues, and clients? That's precisely what you'll learn in The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals.Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from the lessons presented in this course -- From publisher's web site.
A crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system--and affect us all. Our nation is founded on the notion that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis of evidence, careful reasoning and nuanced argument. But they may, in fact, turn on the temperature of the courtroom, the camera angle of a defendant's taped confession, or a simple word choice or gesture during a cross-examination. In Unfair, law professor Adam Benforado shines a light on this troubling new research, showing, for example, that people with certain facial features receive longer sentences and that judges are far more likely to grant parole first thing in the morning. In fact, over the last two decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have uncovered many cognitive forces that operate beyond our conscious awareness--and Benforado argues that until we address these hidden biases head-on, the social inequality we see now will only widen, as powerful players and institutions find ways to exploit the weaknesses in our legal system. Weaving together historical examples, scientific studies, and compelling court cases--from the border collie put on trial in Kentucky to the five teenagers who falsely confessed in the Central Park Jogger case--Benforado shows how our judicial processes fail to uphold our values and protect society's weakest members, convicting the innocent while letting dangerous criminals go free. With clarity and passion, he lays out the scope of the problem and proposes a wealth of reforms that could prevent injustice and help us achieve true fairness and equality before the law--
No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she'd be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that's precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo's plea for help.
A woman is murdered in Miami, by a man that had been presumed dead. Then the man's body part begin to wash up on shore. Soon, rumors of zombies spread like wildfire.