sabato 17 aprile 2021
Two Roads To Freedom: An incredible story of Love, devotion and survival born from the rubble of Warsaw as the Nazis invade Poland in 1939 by Mr Chris Ward
mercoledì 14 aprile 2021
There is a saying that all true love ends with tragedy, but it was not that way for Dan and Gabby.
Gabby and Dan’s short-lived affair cannot be forgotten, not even after Dan’s
death in the trenches at Gallipoli.
He chooses to become Gabby’s guardian angel to be close to her. After more than ten years, the Fates who rule Heaven have other plans for him. They assign him a task to befriend Gabby’s husband, Doctor Tom Harrington, and encourage his work on a new vaccine.
Dan is thrown into a chaotic life which tests more than his soul. His battle-damaged body is one hurdle that Tom helps him to overcome, but no one, not in Heaven or on earth, can stop him from loving Gabby.
martedì 13 aprile 2021
“Maybe you’ve been putting your own dreams on hold. Maybe you’re recovering from your own illness. Maybe you’ve lost someone you care about . . . After reading this book, you’ll be eager to imagine your own amazing next season.” -- Peyton Manning, from the foreword
A Season with Mom offers readers an intimate, true story about the bond shared between a mother and daughter, a road trip to all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) parks, and the importance of relishing every joy and struggle along the way.
The book is highly recommended for
- mothers and daughters
- cancer survivors
- baseball and sports fans of all ages
- anyone who has experienced loss . . . and maybe fallen in love along the way
Join Katie as she travels more than 30,000 miles to all 30 MLB parks in a single season, a rare feat covered by the likes of ESPN. Along with black-and-white photographs, Katie shares letters written to her mom, who died of cancer before the two of them could go on the adventure of a lifetime together.
During the journey, Katie beautifully illustrates the brevity of life, the impetus of adventure, and the clarity that comes by watching America’s favorite pastime.
A Season with Mom reminds readers that in life, as in baseball, sometimes you strike out, but sometimes you hit home runs. And even if the wait is longer than you’d hoped--like it was for the Chicago Cubs’ long-sought World Series win--dreams can come true.
lunedì 5 aprile 2021
Is love the most revolutionary of all acts?
In this wide-ranging collection of twelve short stories, a startling array of characters explore their perspectives on love. The stories sweep from sharp realism to heady allegory, haunting fables to sci-fi thrillers, starring teens and drifting husbands, futuristic automatons and talking dogs, gardeners and gatekeepers, a blind girl, a young father, and many more.
In "Calamity Jane," see love through the eyes of teenage boys obsessed with the calamitous girl of the title; revisit the famous Greek love story in "Orpheus and Eurydice"; Dan's mechanical automaton seems to be his truest friend in the harshly conformist world of "Automatonomatopoeia"; a Crimean revolutionary gets waylaid at a mysterious gate in "The Invitation"; on a construction site in Yugoslavia, a young man tries to come to grips with unconventional fatherhood in "Vikings"; and in "The Conversation", a blind woman manages her relationship with a hectoring mother while finding other types of love.
These are just a few of the tales in Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories. Anyone interested in the struggle against stifling societal powers and the potency of love will see some of themselves in these pages. By turns exciting, meditative, and funny, these enjoyable, thought-provoking stories will linger long after the book is closed.
Let the revolution begin!...
mercoledì 31 marzo 2021
All Ellie ever dreamed of was the perfect vacation.Ellie Barrett’s first
glimpse of the island resort is everything she dreamed when she planned
her long-awaited tropical getaway—sun, sand, and miles of brilliant
aquamarine water. She’d made it! Two whole weeks to explore paradise.
What could possibly be better?Perhaps an athletic man in board shorts
with a body to die for and a pair of stunning blue eyes? On her first
evening, she meets William. Intelligent, amazing to talk to, and hot as
sin, he’d never be interested in her, but it didn’t mean she couldn’t
enjoy the view while it lasted!But perfection isn’t bound to last. What
if William isn’t everything he seems? When love persists over all
obstacles, is it enough? How can Ellie trust William and protect her
heart at the same time?
The myth of Fair Ellen of the Isles.
Across the Highlands, people recount the legend of a beautiful lassie in a tower, locked away from her clamorous suitors by a tyrannical father. Any person of sense dismisses the story as a fairy tale, no more substantial than a wisp of Scottish mist.
Rogue or hero? Or a little bit of both?
Dashing Highlander Will Mackinnon is a devil with the ladies, disinclined to fall for such romantic nonsense. But one day, his storm-tossed boat washes ashore at a rocky island dominated by a stone tower. Inside the tower, he discovers lovely, gallant Ellen Cameron and a passion that eclipses anything he’s experienced before in his reckless life.
Danger and desire…
This brave adventurer vows to rescue the captive maiden and make her his own forever. But dark shadows gather about the lovers and threaten to destroy all their hopes for happiness. Will has found the love of a lifetime – but will it end up costing him his life?
Moments of fragrant love that stand frozen in time, of dreams that dare
not unfold, of passion that fleets by, of erratic joy that we meet at
the crossroads of life; butterflies of time that add color to our dark
moments to scare the demons away – I have gathered all of them in this
book. Some of them whisper softly to create a magical aura while spring
of life sings with them, trying to wipe silent tears. Mother Nature
steps in with all her grandeur to breath quiet messages of
tranquility.Each poem would soothe your emotions with élan and add a
dash of color to your life. Life – that doesn’t halt for your sad
moments; it just floats by. You just need to dive in to soak in myriads
of moments to discover how they could ignite positive tones. All the
poems in this collection are imaginary but inspired from people around
me, some of whom chose to share their frustrations and tremors with me.
My imaginative muse transformed them into poetry. Memories and moments
merge hereToday when I return to shareThe glow of rainbows,Embers of
emotional entreatiesAnd smoldering debris.
venerdì 26 marzo 2021
With Angel's Wings by Stephanie A. Collins (Author), Donna J. Erickson (Editor), Charles W. Davis (Designer)
With Angels Wings is the true story of Laura, a young wife and mother of
a three-year-old daughter. Her husband, Kevin, a marine, is deployed
overseas, leaving Laura to give birth to their second daughter
and handle the two young children on her own.
Thirteen days after the birth of her youngest, the pediatrician detects a heart murmur. That leads to just the first of multiple diagnoses for both of her daughters, sending Laura on an unexpected and emotional journey into the world of parenting medically-fragile, special needs children.
Right when Laura fears she will break under the incredible pressure, she encounters the beauty of true love, in a most unexpected and unconventional way.
Single mom Tessa Shore runs a successful leadership program at work and
supports a mother with dementia. She can handle any challenge in her
jam-packed schedule as long as nothing spins out of control...especially
her feelings. Engineer Mark Delaney is an expert on pipelines at the
same company, but his interpersonal skills need a makeover. Advancing to
an executive job requires enrollment in a leadership course he doesn't
think he needs. When their professional and personal issues entangle,
life at the office gets a lot more complicated. Romance is
impossible...or is it?
Welcome to A Global Heart-Coherent Energy Field of Love… This is a growing network of open hearts who are committed to awakening and manifesting the energy of love within and through our minds and bodies – in service to all life everywhere.
Connecting to this Global Heart-Coherent Energy Field of Love is as simple as passionately anchoring the core affirmation, or “heart-command,” into your chest and subconscious mind every day.
With every repetition you are automatically connected with all others who repeat this command – while receiving the waves of love-energy flowing through it. Love is the energy that is present in all moments of time and all places at once.
A Global Heart-Coherent Energy Field of Love has 4 basic parts:
**Part One: Instruction on how to anchor the core affirmation into the deepest regions of your heart, body, and subconscious mind. Further, how to expand and raise your heart-center above your head – and to flood the energy of love through your mind-body.
**Part Two: This has 108 repetitions of the affirmation with other heart-commands between them. Going through this section over and over again will firmly plant & reinforce the love-infused affirmation into the furthest regions of your mind and body.
**Part Three: This is 90 days of further insights and affirmations to help you stay focused and driven to awaken the divine love within and AS your very self.
**Part Four: The Thought-Intention-Energy-Love transmission pages. Here you can write the names or paste the photos of people whom you wish to receive the energy of love flowing through this global heart-coherent energy field. The energy of love that flows into ONE book flows into ALL books. The effect is beautiful and exponential.
If you KNOW that you are on this planet to make love more real and manifest, then this book was written especially for you.
The Global Heart-Coherent Energy Field of Love is not for the spiritual faint of heart. It is for warriors of love who are here to do the real internal work of manifesting love in our cells… communities… countries… and the world.
giovedì 25 marzo 2021
A companion to On Writing and On Cats: A raw and tender poetry collection that captures the Dirty Old Man of American letters at his fiercest and most vulnerable, on a subject that hits home with all of us.
Charles Bukowski was a man of intense emotions, someone an editor once called a “passionate madman.” In On Love, we see Bukowski reckoning with the complications and exaltations of love, lust, and desire. Alternating between tough and gentle, sensitive and gritty, Bukowski lays bare the myriad facets of love—its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance, and redemptive power.
Bukowski is brilliant on love—often amusing, sometimes playful, and fleetingly sweet. On Love offers deep insight into Bukowski the man and the artist; whether writing about his daughter, his lover, his friends, or his work, he is piercingly honest and poignantly reflective, using love as a prism to see the world in all its beauty and cruelty, and his own fragile place in it. “My love is a hummingbird sitting that quiet moment on the bough,” he writes, “as the same cat crouches.”
Brutally honest, flecked with humor and pathos, On Love reveals Bukowski at his most candid and affecting.
Jimmy Parker is a typical high school student. Unpopular with the girls
and picked on by the boys, he’s just trying to survive long enough to
escape the tiny Pennsylvanian town of Knorr. With Jimmy and his friend,
George, heading to the school dance, they expect nothing but the usual
ritual humiliation from their peers. But when a girl in a brilliant blue
dress enters their lives at the side of a lonely old bridge…everything
changes. Her name is Sapphire, and she is the most alluring girl that
Jimmy has ever met. Yet, there is something strange about her; something
different. Why has he never seen her at school? Why does she only want
to meet up near the bridge? And why does everybody keep warning Jimmy to
stay away from her? Before long, Jimmy is plunged into a decades-old
mystery. The town of Knorr has many secrets; some held by powerful men.
Men that would do anything to keep them from getting out. Something dark
happened one night in Knorr, and now Jimmy is a part of it whether he
likes it or not. And Sapphire holds the key to understanding it all.
Jimmy discovers that his bond with the mysterious girl creates a unique
power between them. A power that bridges time, space, and even
dimensions. It is the one thing that could save them both. Because
sometimes the most powerful force on Earth is love.
mercoledì 24 marzo 2021
What would you do if you were secretly pregnant with another man's child in 19th-century Ireland?
Nineteen-year-old Ellen Montagu attempts to adjust to life in County Galway after spending several months in exile on the Aran Islands. She is burdened by secrets, including her feelings for Grady, that haunt her every day. To complicate things further, famine arrives in Ireland in the winter of 1845. Soon, Lady Ellen must make an enormous decision between two paths that will affect not only her own life, but her unborn child's future as well.
Two Paths combines humour, romance, travel, family drama, and history into one unforgettable story. 18+ advised for some steamy scenes.
The hopeless romantic believes that a soulmate exists for each of us.
That there is one person who makes us feel how good it is to love them.
For some couples, things trigger them to push that love away. They find
out too late they’ve lost true love. Sometimes genuine love deserves a
second chance at the happy ending that eluded them the first time.Desire
Me Again is an eclectic assortment of short stories exploring a second
chance at love. The collection is as diverse as the authors who wrote
them. Here’s a chance to read the work of talented writers you may not
have read before. Within these pages, there are blends of tender, often
moving and thought-provoking stories.
martedì 23 marzo 2021
Nella vita Maribel ha preso molte decisioni sbagliate e pochissime
buone. Ma ora sente che le cose stanno per cambiare. Ha appena accettato
un dottorato a Lille, in Francia. In fondo, nulla la trattiene a
Madrid, così parte, piena di speranza: è giovane, e ha tutte le carte in
regola per essere felice. Non fa altro che sentirselo ripetere.
L'emozione di un nuovo paese, di una nuova lingua, di nuove persone da
conoscere all'inizio la travolge. Ora Maribel riesce a vederle, le mille
possibilità che ha davanti. Ma l'incantesimo presto si spegne. Intorno,
tutto sembra vorticare a gran velocità e lei non riesce a stare al
passo. Tutti perseguono il proprio obiettivo senza tentennamenti, come
la sua coinquilina Paula o il suo amico Alessio. Lei, invece, trascina
le sue giornate lavorando in un bar e facendo finta di scrivere una tesi
di cui non importa a nessuno, forse nemmeno a lei. Per non parlare del
bel Guillaume che un giorno appare e quello dopo scompare. Maribel si
sente di nuovo al punto di partenza. Come se l'incertezza non derivasse
dal luogo in cui si trova o da chi frequenta, ma risiedesse dentro di
lei. Fino a quando scopre che anche i suoi amici in realtà non hanno
idea di dove stanno andando. Perché essere giovani è una fortuna ma è
anche una grande sfida: il mondo ti disegna in un modo e tu non sai
ancora chi vuoi diventare. Maribel vuole capire chi è veramente, senza
condizionamenti. Vuole un lavoro, ma solo se migliora la sua vita. Vuole
amare, ma solo se può farlo con passione. Vuole dare un senso a una
realtà che sembra averlo perso molto tempo prima. Perché sarà pure
disorientata, ma ha tanta voglia di vivere.
lunedì 22 marzo 2021
Mother and daughter tied together by shame and secrecy, love and hate.
I wait by the bed. I move into her line of vision and it’s as though we’re watching one another, my mother and me; two women – trapped.
Today has been a long time coming. Irene sits at her mother's side waiting for the right moment, for the point at which she will know she is doing the right thing by Rose.
Rose was Irene's little sister, an unwanted embarrassment to their mother Lilian but a treasure to Irene. Rose died thirty years ago, when she was eight, and nobody has talked about the circumstances of her death since. But Irene knows what she saw. Over the course of 24 hours their moving and tragic story is revealed – a story of love and duty, betrayal and loss – as Irene rediscovers the past and finds hope for the future.
"...A book that is both powerful and moving, exquisitely penetrating. I am drawn in, empathising so intensely with Irene that I feel every twinge of her frustration, resentment, utter weariness and abiding love." Thorne Moore
"Judith Barrow's greatest strength is her understanding of her characters and the times in which they live; The Memory is a poignant tale of love and hate in which you will feel every emotion experienced by Irene." Terry Tyler
The new novel from the bestselling author of the Howarth family saga
Blue-eyed Hector Munoz (his present name) is fluent in five languages,
can kill a man a hundred different ways and yet, at twenty-three had
learned almost nothing about life and love. His father and brother were
brutally murdered by corrupt U.S. military officers when he was seven.
The teacher, a close friend of his father, took control of the boy’s
life, as well as the future debt to be paid. Now, after years of
rigorous training, the assassin is judged ready. But is he? The plan to
draw out the officers has been set into motion. Hector has only to
illegally cross the border from Mexico and retrieve keys to safe deposit
boxes containing eight-million dollars and incriminating documents
before the officers can respond. It shouldn’t be a problem. But then
Hector’s plan didn’t include Mexican bandits; ruthless mercenaries also
after the keys and led by a sadistic cowboy; or a sleazy Chicago mob
figure. Things get more complicated for him when a third party joins the
search for the keys, the crazed leader of a militia group with a secret
room in his basement reserved for “guests” – and then falling in love
with an escaped guest, Lucy. Hector also didn’t realize that the
mercenaries’ target, an ex-Force Recon team holding the keys and the
last four men to see his father alive, were far from old and rusty. In
the race for the keys, Hector must confront the emotional emptiness in
his life that he wasn’t allowed to experience in his quest for
vengeance. With time running out, he is forced to make a choice: follow
the assassination plan or ally with the surviving recon team, their
families, and Lucy before they are eliminated; and, maybe discover who
he really is.
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