Serendipity Matthews, a retired English professor turned successful romance writer, isn't looking for love. Twice divorced, she's distrustful of men in general. But love practically knocks her over the head when she meets retired history teacher Sam Emerson. Their friendship starts out hot, but seems to stall as Sam keeps her at arm's length. Is he hiding something? When Serendipity walks into Sam's life, it's a stroke of luck he can't ignore. What starts out as a fortunate encounter turns serious, though, when he realizes Serendipity is the kind of woman who could steal his heart. But what happens when she finds out the real reason he pursued her? When a friend calls Sam's motives into question, Serendipity is mortified. Was his interest in her a fraud? Sam never planned to fall in love, but now he has to figure out what he wants more: success or Serendipity
One word. Stay. It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him. That was seventeen years ago. I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again. Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in. This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . . ** This book is a STANDALONE **
Stay gathers together 100,000 words of reviews, plus short fiction by John Clute, and was originally published to coincide with Loncon3 (the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention) at which he was one of the Guests of Honour. Also included is a complete reprint of the text of The Darkening Garden.
Separated early in life from his mother and siblings, Keeper tells of his adventures with various human masters and his continual search for his little sister.
God Is Here to Stay offers new insights into one of humankind's most profound questions: Does God exist? During the past ten years, theists and new atheists have argued to prove or disprove God's existence. Examining the pros and cons of each side leads to one overarching conclusion: The existence of God can be neither proven nor disproven with complete certainty, even though both sides draw on modern science to support their views. Drs. Thomas R. McFaul and Al Brunsting approach the question of God's existence from an entirely fresh perspective. They examine scientific knowledge in several areas ranging across the physical sciences and human experience to explain how the universe operates within very narrow and highly structured boundaries. Most importantly, they create an innovative "L-M Confidence Scale" to establish confidence levels, not proofs, on how scientific discoveries impact belief in God. McFaul and Brunsting describe the three stages of scientific evolution. In stage 1, the world's religions developed divergent pre-scientific views. Modern science started with stage 2, during which atheists predicted that science would eventually eradicate religion. In stage 3, the authors show how science, evolution, and belief in God have become increasingly integrated and mutually supportive.
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson will touch your emotions with the story of woman who brings out the best in a daredevil cowboy in this Harrigan Family novel. At twenty-eight, Mandy Pajeck has spent most of her life taking care of others. Since the accident that took her younger brother's sight, Luke's complete reliance on Mandy's care has left both of them feeling trapped. But when Mandy meets handsome Zach Harrigan, she thinks she’s found the ticket to her brother’s happiness. Of the five Harrigan siblings, Zach was the hellion who partied hard and took nothing seriously. But when his life starts to feel empty, Zach decides to employ his skills as a horseman to train a mini guide horse for the blind—never expecting the project will lead him to beautiful, tender-hearted Mandy. Even though she’s charmed by Zach’s patience and compassion, Mandy can’t bring herself to fully trust him. And when Zach urges her to confront the truth about her mother’s disappearance, the secrets they uncover are so shocking that even Zach’s steadfast devotion may not be enough to win her heart... From the Paperback edition.
The best-selling author of Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman’s book Choosing to See and Denise Jackson’s It’s All about Him draws readers into a far deeper connection with God by issuing compelling invitations to come and rest —each an offer for a richer, simpler spiritual life in Christ. In this simplicity, we stop living in black-and-white and begin to enjoy an illuminating life in high-definition color. Readers will find this book full of much-needed wisdom in an exceedingly stressful society that has become consumed with busyness and activity.
Until now, couples facing the dilemma of deciding whether or not to stay in an unhappy marriage had three options: individual or couples therapy, separation, or divorce. Should I Stay or Go? provides these couples with a fourth option--the Controlled Separation (CS). Revolutionary in scope, CS is a compassionate process that is designed to build respect and foster advocacy between spouses. Should I Stay or Go? thoroughly explains the CS guidelines, including the 12 fundamental issues that must be resolved for a workable, orderly separation. It also contains sample contracts, along with helpful checklists and self-assessment tools.
The most desirable, original and memorable hotels in the world. More than a guidebook, Best Places to Stay is a photographic celebration of the world's most extraordinary "homes away from home." These remarkable destinations range from modern to traditional, from large to small, from simple to luxurious, from rural to urban -- all with diversity in style. Each resort has been specially selected for its distinctive or innovative features, and the book is fully illustrated with lavish commissioned photography. Here is a sampling of the 44 hotels featured: IceHotel, Jukkasajävi, Sweden Grand Hotel Europa, Prague, Czech Republic The Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India The Motu, Bora Bora, French Polynesia VillIa d'Este Hotel, Lake Como, Italy Sandibe Safari Lodge, Okavanga Delta, Botswana Avalon, Los Angeles, California The Old Inn, Shanghai, China La Cavas Lodge, Mendoza, Australia Perivolas Traditional Houses, Oia-Santorini, Greece. There is a special hotel, somewhere in the world, for just about any taste. Generous text describes each hotel's history, amenities, prominent natural features and local attractions. Complete contact details are provided. Every selected hotel is a destination in itself with much to see and do -- or just perfect for relaxing in new and unusual surroundings.
A photographic celebration of some of the world's most desirable homes aways from home, from the Ice Hotel in Arctic Sweden--where everything is carved from ice, including the bed--to the Mercer in New York and the Tawaraya Inn in Kyoto. Original.
A delightful eNovella from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries about a young woman who learns that you can’t learn about love from a textbook. In “Ten Reasons to Stay,” previously published in the anthology The School for Heiresses, lessons go far beyond etiquette and needlepoint. Eliza Crenshawe’s lesson is to look before she leaps. But when she discovers that her new guardian plans to marry her off without so much as a Season, she forgets all that. She flees—on a horse she unwittingly steals (oops!)—from Colin Hunt, a newly minted earl who wants nothing more than for her to go home…or stay forever.
The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.
In the summer of 1998, Daniel Gordis and his family moved to Israel from Los Angeles. They planned to be there for a year, but a few months into their stay, Gordis and his wife decided to remain in Jerusalem permanently, confident that their children would be among the first generation of Israelis to grow up in peace. Immediately after arriving in Israel, Daniel had started sending out e-mails about his life to friends and family abroad. These missives—passionate, thoughtful, beautifully written, and informative—began reaching a much broader readership than he’d ever envisioned, eventually being excerpted in The New York Times Magazine to much acclaim. An edited and finely crafted collection of his original e-mails, Home to Stay is a first-person, immediate account of Israel’s post-Oslo meltdown that cuts through the rhetoric and stridency of most dispatches from that country or from the international media. This is must reading for anyone who wants to get a firsthand, personal view of what it’s like for a family on the front lines of war. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Now in paperback, a dark, romantic novel of love and obsession from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti. Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay. Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough....
Say You’ll Stay presents an inspiring collection of poetry written by author and experienced poet Glenn. The collection covers a variety of topics, from love to nature to the ravages of war. In “Adam and Eve,” he touches on the disbelief of man’s word, while “Do You Love Me?” explores a love that is deeply felt. “Danny Boy (Third Verse)” continues the well-known folk song, imagining what happened after the events of the original song; “How Not to Worry” offers a mantra for those who worry over everything. Glenn infuses his poetry with the reality of a life well-lived, while also examining several lighthearted topics. Say You’ll Stay shares his emotions and thoughts in a collection of poetry. She Made Room for Me She made room for me in her deepest heart, And it larger grows as each day does pass. She made room for me, of her life a part. What a future I have with my fair lass. She made room for me, soon our life is one, For we wed shall be, sure, ’tis plain to see. She made room for me, and our world’s begun. All of this because—she made room for me!
A family of heroes, all in dangerous jobs, all irrevocably tied to those they love. Read about the Marino clan in this fast-paced, emotional new series, To Serve and Protect, by NYT bestselling author Kathryn Shay. Gabe Marino has been a disgraced Secret Service agent since his advance team in South America fouled up. After he helps the president solve a case involving his sister, Gabe is on the verge of getting exactly what he wants: a spot on the coveted Presidential Protection Detail. He’s known Macy Stevens and her son for years, helping her out after her agent husband was killed and befriending the troubled child. Just as Gabe is preparing to go to the White House, sparks fly between him and Macy. But he can’t give up his dream of restoring his reputation in the service and she can’t marry another agent who wants to spend his life in the kill zone. Exactly who is going to give up what to pursue this doomed romance? SAY YOU’LL STAY gives readers an in-depth look at training Secret Service recruits, a peek into the life of a boy with emotional disorders and the man who befriends him, and a tender love story that you won’t want to end. The book will have you pulling out the Kleenex. If you liked ABOVE AND BEYOND, be sure to read the entire To Serve and Protect series: ABOVE AND BEYOND, SAY YOU’LL STAY, ONLY WITH YOU, NO OTHER LOVE and COME BACK TO ME. PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF KATHRYN SHAY “Kathryn Shay blends romance and realism to flawless perfection. There’s no stopping this gifted author.” The Literary Times. “What can I say about the talented Kathryn Shay? She writes a well-paced, terrifically plotted novel filled with real feelings and believable dialogue. Highly recommended.” The Romance Reader Connection “With brilliant characterization and sizzling sensuality, fast rising star Kathryn Shay gifts us with an emotional powerhouse of a love story.” RT Book Reviews
Married men and women who long for a growing, lasting relationship will find a welcome resource in this 365-day devotional from this wise and winsome couple with a nationwide ministry of teaching and encouragement. Each of these reflections contains practical, biblically grounded advice that will encourage you to deepen your relationship with God and draw closer to each other. You will learn how to avoid pitfalls that can damage your marriage and how to cultivate habits that will strengthen both your marriage and your soul. Tony and Lois Evans urge and invite couples to reorder their priorities, to seek the Lord together, and to live a life of integrity. A Season for Everything Marriage is full of changing seasons—some bright with promise, others more challenging. Strong marriages require daily maintenance—and a strong, mutual commitment to the God who enables us to love and persevere. Our Love Is Here to Stay is a daily devotional designed to help you pray and consider God’s Word together. Each of these reflections offers practical, biblically grounded advice that will encourage you to deepen your relationship with God and draw closer to each other. Story Behind the Book Tony and Lois Evans live as examples to their congregation at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. As with every other Christian couple, the Evanses find a good marriage to be a continual challenge, requiring a strong commitment to God and to each other. In an effort to teach principles that would create life change among those in their care, they developed some life focus points that deepened their own lives as well. From the Hardcover edition.
Caroline: When someone says “Make me stay” in the most dramatic, love-sick kind of way, most people think it sounds desperate, weak, or needy. I, for one, think it sounds like all of the above! I’m not stupid, and I sure as heck am not desperate. In fact, I’m the complete opposite of weak. I’ve lived my live with a steel trap around my heart, and I don’t need anyone—especially a man. So how in the hell did a wannabe rock star get me to say those three words…make me stay? Kane: One-woman man? You’ve got to be joking. I was a rock god…in a bar…in a small town…eh, details. I was getting women like I was their gift from God. I was going to make it big. My band and I were going to bust out of Small Town, USA, and we were going to knock the panties off every woman in sight. So, when I caught some sexy groupie touching my baby…my beautiful guitar, did I want to test those waters? Hell, yes! But did I want to be a one-woman man? Hell, no! But after that, all I knew was that I wanted to make her stay.
Samantha Kane is about to solidify her father's legacy by developing sleepy Gold Mountain into the most profitable ski resort in the country. There's one man standing in her way though. One very sexy, rugged man. When she shows up to convince Austin Reede to sell, she has no intention of hiding her identity. But with a body like his, she'll take a few risks to get closer. Austin was the fastest skier on the U.S. Olympic team, until he shattered his knee. Gold Mountain became his refuge—and now Kane Enterprises is threatening that home. When he meets Sam, he has no idea she's the one to blame, he just knows the attraction between them is one he hasn't felt in years. A scorching hot one-night stand is just what he needs. Little does he guess that it will change everything... Each book in the Men of Gold Mountain series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Make Me Stay Book #2 Make Me Beg