A Complex Experiment Involving Canine Sleep Patterns
Author: Theron Humphrey
Maddie the coonhound has captured the hearts and imaginations of dog lovers all around the world. Maddie Lounging On Things follows Maddie’s adventures at play and at rest as she accompanies her owner, Theron, from Utah to Illinois to Mexico and everywhere in between. From cross-country trips sleeping in cars and cheap motels to visiting family near and far, Maddie finds a way to settle in for a nap in any set of circumstances. This collection highlights Maddie’s snuggly, cuddly side, as she curls up in unexpected places, belly flops onto sofas all over the country, and nestles herself into the lap of her much-loved owner. These sweet, touching, and oftentimes silly photos will be absolutely irresistible to Maddie’s fans and dog lovers just getting to know her.
In the tradition of Jodi Picoult and Lisa Genova, this gorgeously written, heartbreaking, yet hopeful debut set during a Maine summer traces the lives of a young family in the aftermath of tragedy. In the coastal town of Alden, Maine, Hope and Jack Kelly have settled down to a life of wedded bliss. They have a beautiful family, a growing lobster business, and the Salt House—the dilapidated oceanfront cottage they’re renovating into their dream home. But tragedy strikes when their young daughter doesn’t wake up from her afternoon nap, taking her last breath without making a sound. A year later, each member of the Kelly family navigates the world on their own private island of grief. Hope spends hours staring at her daughter’s ashes, unable to let go. Jack works to the point of exhaustion in an attempt to avoid his crumbling marriage. Their daughters, Jess and Kat, struggle to come to terms with the loss of their younger sister while watching their parents fall apart. When Jack’s old rival, Ryland Finn, threatens his fishing territory, he ignites emotions that propel the Kelly family toward circumstances that will either tear them apart—or be the path to their family’s future. Told in alternating voices, The Salt House is a layered, emotional portrait of marriage, family, friendship, and the complex intersections of love, grief, and hope.
Out with the old... Maddie Brown has spent most of her life putting everyone else's needs above her own. But with her marriage crumbling and her nest scarily empty, she realises it may be time to spread her own wings and fly. In with the... ex? At a university reunion, Maddie meets Greg. He was the love of her life – and the one that got away. Some things never change, and neither of them can deny the feelings that linger between them. But there are so many reasons they can't be together... not least the massive secret she has been keeping from him all these years. Maddie is SO ready for a brand new start. But what do you do when the past just won't stay in the past?
Release on 2011-10-17 | by Jacqueline Diamond,Tracy South
Author: Jacqueline Diamond,Tracy South
GET ME TO THE CHAPEL… Marriage counselor Krista Lund didn't believe in predictions—especially when they involved her sexy but annoying neighbor, Connor Fallon, and her wearing a wedding dress and red gym shoes! Why, she had much better fashion sense than that… and much better sense than to fall for a ladies' man like Connor. But when he invited Krista on a romantic weekend—to help him with a case—she began to wonder if marrying this drop-dead-gorgeous man was such a crazy idea after all….
Chloe Gamble is the hottest thing in Hollywood. But it's only pretty from the outside. Travis was supposed to have Chloe's back. But the spotlight of fame is very seductive. Nika's the secret behind Chloe's success. But she's got an agenda of her own. Let the games begin.
Inside the walls of Lincoln School there are lots of deep, dark secrets. Money is being stolen from the student activity fund, a teacher is accused of raping a student, another teacher is caught hitting a student, and a teacher is having an affair with the parent of a student. The biggest secret of all is who poisoned the principal, a man who was hated by the majority of staff members in the building. There are lots of suspects. Fifth grade teacher Dana Lawrence is determined to figure out who did it. Get to know sleuth Dana, and what happens within the walls of Lincoln School, in this first in a series of mysteries.
Another perfect beach read from the USA Today bestselling author of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey. Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house. Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time.
Years ago, Joe McNier loved Maddie Baker like a little sister. When she grew into a teen beauty, their love grew into romanceonly to be separated by lies, lovers and Joes tour in Vietnam. Now, years later, Joe returns home. Can he convince Maddie of the man he is, not the person she believes him to be? Chronicling a community through deaths, births, an epic flood, and the everyday dramas within holiday picnics and high school football, My Heart Cant Tell You No asks if a woman and a man are strong enough to deny the power of love.
Release on 2012-02-15 | by Rosemary Kennevan-Ashbaugh
Author: Rosemary Kennevan-Ashbaugh
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Turtle Room is a chronicle of patterns that form through generations of family history as seen throught the author's eyes while she passes through her life stages as daughter, wife, mother, speech therapist, deer hunter, martial artist, then, unexpectedly, as a family elder.
Running Maid for a Day keeps Charlotte La Rue plenty busy. But her latest job involves more than dusting and mopping. She's got to contend with a feuding gardening club--and things certainly aren't coming up roses. . . The summer's off to a sweltering start, and one of her best clients has just up and moved--leaving a big chunk of free time in Charlotte's normally hectic schedule. But the empty spot on Charlotte's client list is soon filled by gardening enthusiast Mimi Adams. Mimi's planning to host the next meeting of the tony Horticultural Heritage Society--and she wants Charlotte to be there. Charlotte's not sure what to expect. Some gardening chat, sure;lots of good gossip, definitely--but these ladies have their claws out. There's talk of extra-marital affairs (did Mimi really sleep with her friend Rita's husband?) and a bitter argument over the club's presidential election (Mimi won--but was it rigged?) A few days later, Mimi's dead. The doctor says she was poisoned. But who planted it, and where? Was it in the bitter brownies Mimi munched at the meeting? Or in the red wine she sipped later? From Mimi's resentful "friends" and neighbors to her scheming husband, Charlotte has a whole plot full of suspects to weed through. . .so she'd better start digging. . . "Charlotte is an appealing character."--Romantic Times