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Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction | Romance
Refusing to settle for anything less than a romantic relationship that pleases God, Faith O’Connor steels her heart against her desire for the roguish Collin McGuire. But when Collin tries to win her sister Charity’s hand, Faith isn’t sure she can handle the jealousy she feels. To further complicate matters, Faith finds herself the object of Collin’s affections, even as he is courting her sister. The Great War is raging overseas, and a smaller war is brewing in the O’Connor household.
Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page. Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.
Genre(s): Finance & Investing | Finance
Leading consultant and Minyanville contributor Peter Atwater has helped institutional investors, corporations and policymakers map changing social moods to emerging market shifts, and use that knowledge to identify huge new market opportunities. Now, Atwater shows you how to use the same powerful Horizon PreferenceTM approach to select your own high-performance investments. Utilizing what is often in plain sight, but overlooked and underestimated, Horizon Preference helps you understand how we narrow our physical, time and relationship horizons to the “local” in bad times, and widen them to the “global” in better times – and then translate that knowledge into better investment decisions. Atwater’s Moods and Markets offers powerful new insights into everything from market bubbles to the real challenges of making mergers work… why “farm to table” and “locavore” movements are booming now, and what’s likely to happen next… why Americans now want to rent homes even though it’s become far more affordable to buy them… why the “Arab Spring” is bullish, and higher education is in deep trouble… which businesses prosper in a downturn, which prosper most in an upturn – and why. This book will be an invaluable resource for every serious investor, trader, and money manager.
Genre(s): Health Fitness & Dieting | Special Needs
When our children struggle, it pulls at our heart and brings tears to our eyes. Years ago, we watched our son struggle with his energy level, focus and attention, while something in our gut told us that it was not simply ADHD but that we needed to help and support him.
This guidebook will help you identify if your child is struggling with hidden food sensitivities. In addition to our own story through this adventure, everything you need is included:
* Simple directions to make a food challenge for your child easy for everyone
* Recommended three-week meal plan specifically for children – breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner are planned for you!
* 20+ kid-friendly and tested recipes for all of the meals included in this plan (favorites like macaroni and cheese are in there too!)
* Lots of recommendations your kids will love for alternatives to the foods you won’t be having during the food challenge
* Tips, tricks and secrets for a successful food challenge
* Fun, easy ideas for school lunches.
We noticed him squirm in his chair all day, jump instead of standing still, rock in his seat while watching TV or eating, and never appear to feel comfortable in his own body. With a wide range of symptoms, children often get labeled with ADHD when there might be something else going on. Sometimes, underlining issues like hidden food sensitivities, are present and can be resolved without medication.
Our pursuit of answers with a phenomenal local pediatric naturopath led us to a food challenge to determine whether food intolerances or sensitivities could be triggering behaviors that looked like ADHD. A food challenge is sometimes called an elimination diet because you eliminate certain foods and ingredients for three weeks, then slowly reintroduce them to determine any potential culprits.
Initially we felt overwhelmed with the idea because there were no plans, resources or recipes to follow. We were out on our own. After hours of research and adjusting recipes, we found meal ideas to make it through a few weeks. It was an experience that I knew could be better.
Since we’ve been able to successfully help our child, he’s now thriving in school, sports and life, and many parents asked us to share the same guidance and program with them so they can determine if their child has hidden food sensitivities. This led us to pull all of our research, resources and best advice together in this guidebook so that every family has an opportunity to help their child.
If we had the opportunity years ago to buy a guidebook like this to help our child, instead of spending the hours of researching and money with multiple doctors and tests that offered few answers, we would have jumped at this. Now we want to help other families too!
Wondering what kind of food you’ll eat? Some of the recipes include Macaroni and Cheese, Silly Dogs, Dinosaur Chips, Crazy Cake and Berry-Licious Yogurt Pops.
What other parents are saying about their experiences with food issues and their child:
“I too have a child who has reactions to dyes and HFCS. Probably numerous other things as well but we make all of our food and use minimal processed foods. The way we found out was after a sickness where we had given her cherry Tylenol and some cough medicine..terrible, crazy state she ended up in. Process of elimination and here we are! Kudos to you for fighting the fight for your family! It is tough but definitely getting easier as more and more companies are realizing it’s not what we want!” – Judy
“We see such a change in our son’s behaviour when we see him ingest anything with dyes, particularly red ones. He exhibits a lot of tourettes / ADHD type symptoms then he seems to crash afterwards. It is horrible to witness and since we’ve watched our labels, we’ve seen a huge change.” – Cathy
“We’ve been dye and preservative free for about three weeks and my son is like a different person!” – Amanda
Genre(s): Humor & Entertainment | Parenting & Families
Jovis McIntire’s quiet life in the suburbs is turned upside down the day his mother-in-law wins $234 million in a multi-state lottery. She quickly makes an identical offer to all her children and their families: a large, custom-built home, and two million dollars cash.
But there’s a catch, a nasty hook hidden inside the bait. If the deal is accepted, they will be required to live together on a newly-created cul-de-sac in southern California, for the remainder of the matriarch’s life — a woman Jovis sarcastically calls Sunshine.
Not a chance!
And that would only be the beginning of it, he knows. The rest of his wife’s family is no prize, either. Nancy the bohemian earth child with organic, free-range armpits, Kevin the pompous scarf-wearing intellectual, Sue the 400-pound attention junkie who throws herself down flights of stairs for sympathy… Jovis sees them all as kooks, in one way or another, and they want him to live amongst them? Not for a million bucks! Or two million, even.
But his defiance begins to fade when Jovis returns to his job, and realizes he’s now there by choice.
Crossroads Road is the first novel by Jeff Kay, proprietor of the popular humor site The West Virginia Surf Report! It is a rollicking comedy, perfect for fans of National Lampoon’s Vacation, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
An early reader called the book “relentlessly hilarious.”
Genre(s): Literary Fiction | Thrillers
If I knew what I know now, would I have searched so hard for the truth?
Anne Williams says she killed her best friend, Karoline. But did she? Or is there more to Karoline’s mysterious death than meets the eye?
Anne embarks on a compelling journey to discover her past and exposes an unusual history, horrific crimes and appalling betrayals. Through unexpected turns and revelations, Anne learns about love, family and who she really is. Can she survive the truth?
“A deliciously vibrant portrait that realistically muddles good and evil.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Astolfo’s wonderful first sentence in Sweet Karoline explodes on the page and resonates right to the end of this twisting examination of dangerous minds. Never have I encountered a narrative voice that alternates more deftly between alienating and enticing.” –Mel Bradshaw, author of Fire On The Runway
“A deliciously twisted story about the perplexing power of adult female relationships. By turns scathingly funny and darkly insightful, Sweet Karoline is a hedonistic journey with all the right ingredients: lust, betrayal, true love and mystery. Grab a glass of wine and have the bottle handy. A compelling read from the start through to the surprising end.” –Robin Spano, author of Death’s Last Run
“In Catherine Astolfo’s chilling new novel Sweet Karoline, things aren’t always as they seem. Anne, the multifaceted anti-heroine in this noir tale takes a fateful journey into her forgotten past, uncovering the painful roots of her childhood. While furrowing for answers, a mystery unfolds, truths swirl to the surface, a heinous murder occurs. Who’s the killer? Caught in a tangled web of greed, lies and deceit Anne must come to terms with her past, present and future, and the bleak realization that those we hold close may be the last ones to trust. Compelling, visually descriptive, deftly delivered…Catherine Astolfo’s got the goods!” –Douglas Wickard, author of A Perfect Husband
“Sweet Karoline is a multi-layered mystery, where nothing is as it seems. The story grips you on page one and leads you through a maze of history, twisted relationships, and ultimately the darkness of the human mind.” –Liz Bugg, author of Oranges and Lemons
“In Sweet Karoline, Astolfo has created a daring hybrid mystery that combines elements of romance, history, and suspense in a carefully crafted story that keeps you guessing to the very end. Astolfo explores new boundaries as she extends her reach beyond the cozy mystery in this psychological exploration of the mind of a killer. A unique exploration of guilt and revenge.” –Michael J. McCann, author of The Fregoli Delusion
“The clever plot twists in Sweet Karoline will enrapture you from page one through the last paragraphs of this fast-paced modern mystery. Author Catherine Astolfo exhibits a strikingly perceptive gift for believable dialogue and rich character development. Her dry wit and colorful descriptions will have you howling in laughter at points, but in tears at others as she digs deep into the themes of guilt, race, and relationships. The powers of love and redemption are strong, but does the heart of an Ice Queen ever really melt? Enjoy the romp from Los Angeles, through Canada, to a priceless Italian rendezvous–all in the pages of Sweet Karoline, where long-buried secrets lie.” –Lisa Pell, award-winning author of Who’s Your Daddy, Baby?
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Genre(s): Romance | Contemporary
Jacqueline Andrews hopes her boyfriend Brad’s surprise is an engagement ring for her twenty-sixth birthday. Her best friend, Tyler Jordan, wants Jacqueline to be happy but not with Brad. Tyler regrets blowing off Jacqueline’s confession of love for him before he left for college. When he returns to their small town as a physician’s assistant, he falls in love with her. He needs to win her love back. Will his hot kisses sway her? Or is she going to marry Brad?
Genre(s): Business & Investing | Finance & Investing
Read this book whether you’re just opening your first checking account or you’ve already mastered money management basics. In LC Green’s down-to-earth manner, you’ll learn how to:
•Have money left over at the end of each month
•Get out of debt permanently
•Buy your first house
•Figure out the stock market and mutual finds
•Develop a budget you can live with
•Set and reach financial goals
•Protect your nest egg with the right amount and type of insurance
•Carefully manage spending with dozens of effective strategies
Stop guessing what to do with your money! Education is the first important principle that leads to financial freedom. Start your education with this book.
Genre(s): Romance | Historical Romance
Hitler’s Master Plan…
In 1935, the Nazis established a program called “The Lebensborn.”
Their agenda, to genetically engineer perfect Aryan children.
These children were to be the new master race, once Hitler had cleared all undesirable elements out of Europe. Within a year the first institution was built.
A Flicker Of Light
The year is 1943….
The forests of Munich are crawling with danger under the rule of “The Third Reich,” but in order to save the life of her unborn child Petra Jorgenson must escape from the Lebensborn Institute. Alone, seven months pregnant, and penniless avoiding the watchful eyes of the armed guards in the overhead tower, she waits until the dead of night. Then, Petra climbs under the flesh shredding barbed wire surrounding the institute and at the risk of being captured and murdered she runs headlong into the terrifying desolate woods.
Even during one of the darkest periods in the history of mankind, when horrific acts of cruelty became commonplace and Germany seemed to have gone crazy following the direction of a madman, unexpected heroes came to light. And although there were those who would try to destroy it, true love would prevail. Here, in this lost land ruled by human monsters, Petra will learn that even when one faces what appears to be the end of the world if one looks hard enough one will find that there is always “A Flicker Of Light.”
Genre(s): Cookbooks Food & Wine | Baking
People love eating brownies. And you’re going to love making them with Baked Chicago’s Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook as your guide. Author Harvey Morris shares tried and true – yet unusually decadent – brownie recipes that will turn on the taste buds of your family and friends. These recipes are easy to follow and simple to execute, with each recipe fitting on a single page and without creating a sink full of dirty pots and pans!
Your guests will literally squeal with delight when you serve them the Bacon & Salted Caramel Brownies or the Marshmallow Pretzel Crunch Brownies. Your family will beg you to make the Deconstructed S’Mores Brownies or Chipotle Chocolate Brownies for Sunday dinner. And when your significant other tastes the Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Liqueur Brownies, well let’s just say you’ll be calling the shots.
Filled with rich, colorful photographs and invaluable tips (aka Brownie Points),Baked Chicago’s Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook is a collection of deliciously simple recipes that every home cook will turn to again and again.
Featured Recipe: Bourbon, Bacon & Pecan Brownies
- 6 slices of bacon
- 2 c all-purpose flour
- 1 t salt
- 10 oz dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 c pecans, chopped
- 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 c butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 c granulated sugar
- 1/2 c dark brown sugar
- 3 T bourbon
In medium skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Reserve 1/4 cup of the bacon fat and set aside. Let bacon cool and chop roughly. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease bottom of a 9×9-inch baking pan with butter or shortening.
In medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
In large heatproof bowl set on top of small saucepan of simmering water, melt dark chocolate and butter. Stir constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
With electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until frothy (about 1 minute). Beat in melted chocolate mixture, bourbon and reserved bacon fat. Fold in flour mixture and pecans, just until combined.
Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle bacon on top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out nearly clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows to make 16 brownies.
Genre(s): Religious Fiction | Christian Fiction
It’s 1954 and the world-even the far Northwoods of Maine-is about to
change. But that change can’t happen soon enough for fourteen-year-old Mercy Millar.
Long tired of being the “son” her father never had, Mercy’s ready for the world
to embrace her as the young woman she is-as well as embrace the forbidden love she
feels. When childhood playmates grow up and fall in love, the whole
community celebrates. But in the case of Mercy and Mick, there would be no celebration.
Instead their relationship must stay hidden. Good girls do not date young men from
the Maliseet tribe. At least, not in Watsonville, Maine. When racial tensions escalate
and Mick is thrown in jail under suspicion of murder, Mercy nearly loses all hope-in
love, in her father, and in God himself.
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Genre(s): Teens, Romance
“ I usually don’t read many books in the Young Adult category, but I am glad I read this one – I seriously think this could / should zoom up the charts and be a huge bestseller and I could also see this one being made into a smash summer movie.” ~Michael Gallagher
“I started and finished this book in about 2 days- something I only do when a book grabs me and refuses to let me go.” ~Amazon reviewer
“Notes to Self is an emotional journey that any woman, teenager or otherwise, can relate to. It made me think about my own formative years and that connected me to the narrator on a deep level. I recommend Notes to Self to readers who appreciate honest contemporary fiction.” ~Amazon reviewer
“I recommend NOTES TO SELF very highly. The story is both inspirational and real, which is a difficult combination to pull off. This is a very powerful novel.” ~Top 500 Reviewer
Two climbed up. Two fell down.
One woke up.
Robin Saunders is a high school sophomore with an awesome best friend, a hard-working single mom, and a complicated relationship with a sweet guy named Reno. She’s coasting along, trying to get through yet another tedious year of high school, when Em suggests something daring. They live in Florida– tourist central–and Emily wants to sneak into a theme park after midnight and see what they’re made of.
When things get out of control, Robin wakes up in a hospital bed and Emily doesn’t wake up at all. Just getting dressed becomes an ordeal as Robin tries to heal and piece together the details of that terrible night. Racing to remember everything in the hopes of saving Emily, Robin writes a series of notes to herself to discover the truth.
Gr. 8-12. Adult language.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue, Suspense
“ A delicately laced story of hope, love, suspense, and intrigue.” – best-selling author, Larry Enright, FOUR YEARS FROM HOME
“A page-turner you won’t be able to put down!” – Douglas Dorow, THE NINTH DISTRICT
SURVIVING THE FALL WAS JUST THE BEGINNING…
When Jack’s mother-in-law sends him and Stacey on a two-week cruise, they’re determined to make the most of it, to forget about the cancer and its cold grip on their future.
Planning to revisit the earlier days of their marriage, and the unbridled romance that defined it, they’ll lose themselves in paradise while building the resolve needed to endure the coming hell.
At least that was his plan…
Instead, he’ll be cast into an ocean of deceit and dark conspiracy that will leave him questioning all he holds dear in this world, putting to the test just how much a man’s love can truly endure.
Described by readers as “Conspiracy Theory meets Salt,” A Man Overboard “is a great spy thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.”
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Genre(s): Business & Investing, Finance, Personal Finance, Self-Help, Finance & Investing, Health Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
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“After 21 years of giving advice about your wallet on the radio, I thought I had heard it all and read it all. Then I read Living Rich by Spending Smart. Greg Karp has a clear roadmap to wealth that is yours for the taking. Follow his simple steps and you will take control of your financial future. Get FIT now!”
–Clark Howard, The Clark Howard radio show
“The book is full of practical information for trimming and redeploying spending, which is often given short shrift in other personal finance books. The author provides solid advice and solid writing on a topic that benefits from a fresh voice.”
–Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money columnist and author of Easy Money
“Greg Karp offers well-researched, practical strategies that can help anyone save big money on everyday expenses, and his entertaining writing style makes the book a fun read.”
–Stephanie Nelson, editor of CouponMom.com and frequent guest on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America
“Greg Karp gets it and you will too. His research and tips will help you keep more of the money you earn. Reading Living Rich by Spending Smart is the best way to give yourself a raise.”
–Steve & Annette Economides, New York Times Best-Selling Authors of America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right On The Money
“Wise people have always known it. Now Greg Karp lets everyone in on the secret. The surest way to living well is to manage your spending. Living Rich by Spending Smart is a simple roadmap that anyone can follow. And should!”
–Gary Foreman, editor of TheDollarStretcher.com
“For every consumer who consistently fails to engage brain before operating pocketbook, this book provides simple, concrete steps to immediately take control of your spending.”
–Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org
As The Millionaire Next Door revealed, building wealth isn’t just about working harder or what you choose to invest in: it’s about spending smarter. Now, award-winning Tribune Company personal finance columnist Gregory Karp shows how to do just that.
This book isn’t about depriving yourself. Instead, Gregory Karp shows how to build real, long-lasting wealth by plugging the money leaks you’re barely aware of and making sure you spend with a purpose.
Karp’s surprisingly painless techniques will help you eliminate wasteful spending in every area of your financial life. You’ll discover how to focus spending on what you really care about…spend less on gifts without becoming a cheapskate…slash your phone bill…pay less for food and still eat what you want…eliminate spending …
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Metaphysical, Self-Help, Dreams, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
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Robert Munro, a therapist specializing in dream interpretation, awoke one morning to find himself in a dream from which he could not awaken. Experiencing first hand the limitations of his own training and theories, he must solve the puzzle of his own dream in order to break free from its bondage. In the process, he’ll better understand himself, other people, and the nature of consciousness itself.
“I was taken in by this book right from the start, which is always a good sign. From the first couple of pages, it’s a puzzle to the reader just as much to the protagonist. Dr. Robert Munro is a therapist who thinks he has all the answers, but as this compelling and thought-provoking story goes on, it becomes clear that he not only doesn’t know the answers, he’s not even sure what the questions are.
We follow Dr. Munro as he – and the reader – become less and less sure what’s real, what’s a dream, and what the difference even is. It’s a testament to the author’s skill that this all follows naturally, and the reader is drawn into it a little at a time until we’re questioning everything right along with the protagonist.
The supporting characters are equally well-drawn and compelling, and it’s clear that the author has a strong background and deep knowledge of psychology and the imagery of dreams. The prose is clear and comfortable reading, and the payoff at the end is well worth the journey to get there.” – James Dibenedetto, author
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers
D erek Braun, an ex-Notre Dame football star, was all set to play in the NFL, but then he screwed up. On Sept. 11, 2001, he’s working in emergency relief in Afghanistan when America is attacked. And his fiancée and elderly colleague are kidnapped along the border with ex-Soviet Tajikistan, which is struggling out of its own civil war. With no one to help, Derek goes in search, and on this dangerous journey, he faces Islamic terrorists, heroin smugglers, corrupt Russian soldiers, Iranian spies, and incompetent CIA agents.
Meanwhile, terrorists begin using bodies of released hostages to transport cesium-137 powder to the United States. Osama bin Laden stated he wants to acquire the powder from an old Soviet nuclear plant still operating in Tajikistan, but is al-Qaeda involved in this plot? Or another terrorist group?
Derek Braun finds out. But how can he save his loved ones and stop the world’s first suicide dirty bomb before it’s too late?
“(David Raterman) knows his stuff, because he’s walked the dusty roads of Central Asia and he’s looked al-Qaeda mujahedeen in the eyes and lived to tell about it. Raterman is the real deal. Just read the first few pages of THE RIVER PANJ and you’ll discover an exciting new writer.”
- David Hagberg, best-selling thriller novelist and three-time Edgar nominee
“David Raterman has published what may be the first thriller set in Afghanistan on 9-11 with ‘The River Panj.’ Raterman’s debut uses the world events of Sept. 11, 2001, to show a personal tale of Derek Braun, a former Notre Dame football star who has found a calling doing relief work in Afghanistan. As terrorists shock the world, Derek is on his own when his fiancée and a colleague are kidnapped.”
- Oline Cogdill in the South Florida Sun Sentinel
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