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I ll Shave My Head Too

Author : Steve Dolling
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Spencer was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma at the age of six. Tracey and Steve did what most parents try to do: provide a fun and stimulating environment for their kids to grow in and reach their full potential. Foster did what brothers do: he offered up his bone marrow and rode shotgun in the all-terrain electric assault vehicle. Scupper did what sinister Portuguese Water Dogs do: he tried to eat the house one piece of furniture at a time and displace the “owner” from his spot in the bed. And Spencer? Spencer played soccer, sailed boats, built windmills, skipped a lot of school and developed a serious teenage drug habit. Along the way, Steve wrote this deeply personal, hilarious, and utterly moving collection of stories. They spilled out of his brain and onto the keyboard as there is not enough room for happy optimism and utter terror to coexist. I’ll Shave my Head Too is an incredible balance between readability, humour, and emotional impact.

Border Town 1 Crossing the Line

Author : Malín Alegría
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In Dos Rios, Texas, life is all about borders -- and what happens when you cross the line.Nothing is simple in a border town like Dos Rios, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Even for high school students Fabiola Garza and her younger sister Alexis, whose parents run a local Tex-Mex restaurant, Dos Rios is full of borders -- where you should go, who your friends should be, which boy you should date.Dos Rios is also full of opportunities, but it's a town divided, between the haves and the have-nots, the Whites and the Mexicans-Americans, the Texans and the Mexicans, the legal and illegal. But through it all, the Garza sisters have each other. Water can be crossed, but blood is the ultimate borderline -- no matter what.

Pigeon Pair Daddy Hug Our Mommy

Author : Wang FeiLiangLiang
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"Daddy, Mommy will kiss you!" "Daddy, Mommy will hold you high!" "Daddy, Mommy will give you a second child!" Su Wen, who had returned from her amnesia, felt a headache coming on. She was an obedient and twin child, yet he actually gave her to Huo Yanming! What about this mysterious, aloof man in the North City who said that he didn't like women? Stealing a kiss on the wall and helping her abuse the scum was one thing, but she also had an account book to keep every day, so she had to go to the Civil Affairs Bureau! "Mr. Huo, we are really not very familiar with each other!" "It's alright, after marriage, you can slowly mature it!"

Resilient by Nature

Author : Reggie Williams
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In so many ways, Reggie Williams has had the type of life that people dream of: he starred as an athlete, excelled with an Ivy League education, built a sports empire as part of an iconic corporate brand, achieved global impact as a public servant, and won major honors for his community work. Along the way, Williams glowed on the biggest stages alongside celebrities, business leaders, and social icons. Yet Williams’s life has also presented a nightmare—and a determined mission to score another victory—with the battle to save his right leg from amputation. The residual effects of a fourteen-year career as an NFL linebacker has challenged Williams—who has undergone twenty-eight surgeries for football injuries, including multiple knee replacement operations—to draw on the resilience that has been at the foundation of his rise from the beginning. In Resilient by Nature, Williams provides an intimate account of his remarkable journey while also sharing his unique perspectives on a wide variety of issues.

Henry s Sisters

Author : Cathy Lamb
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Curl up with Cathy Lamb, an author you will come to cherish, as she makes you laugh, cry and reach for the chocolate... Ever since the Bommarito sisters were little girls their mother has written them a letter on pink paper when she has something especially important to tell them. And this time, the message is urgent and impossible to ignore, she requires open heart surgery, and Isabelle and her sisters are needed at home to run the family bakery and to take care of their brother, Henry, and ailing grandmother. Poignant, funny, and as irresistible as one of the Bommarito Bakery's delicious giant cupcakes, Henry's Sisters is a novel about family and forgiveness, about mothers and daughters, and about gaining the wisdom to look ahead while still holding tight to everything that matters most.

The Wire to Wire Reds

Author : John Erardi
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They were a one-year wonder, but what a year. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds stunned the baseball world by winning the National League pennant and then sweeping the heavily favored Oakland A's in the World Series. The Reds held first place from game one through the end of the world championships -- becoming one of only three wire-to-wire champions in major league history. Surprisingly, the story of this colorful team has never been told before in a book. In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of this historic achievement, The Wire-to-Wire Reds brings back the memories with original interviews, more than one hundred photos, and riveting storytelling by award-winning Cincinnati Enquirer columnist John Erardi and blog-master Joel Luckhaupt. With a foreword by Hall of Fame Reds announcer Marty Brennaman, The Wire-to-Wire Reds is the ultimate keepsake for fans throughout Reds Country.

No Saints or Angels

Author : Ivan Klíma
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A novel of one desperate woman’s hopes and desires set in contemporary Prague from “a literary gem who is too little appreciated in the West” (The Boston Globe). Divorced, approaching fifty, and mother to a rebellious fifteen-year-old, Kristyna is beginning to feel the strain of her bleak existence—until she finds a new sense of joy when she begins a love affair with a man fifteen years her junior But her escape into romance is far from complete. She worries about her daughter Jana, who has been cutting school, and may be using heroin—the latest plague on the city. And Kristyna’s mother has forced her to accept the personal papers of her dead father, a tyrant whose Stalinist ideals she despised. At a crossroads in her life, she must find a way to put the past behind her and deal with the challenges of the present in a Czechoslovakia that is still trying to overcome years of communist oppression. In this Washington Post Best Book of 2001, Klima “unflinchingly presents the problems facing modern Prague and civilization in general . . . [and] fills it with mercy” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Love Beyond Measure

Author : Elizabeth Boyce
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Harrison Dyer left England to escape his painful past, but a storm at sea sweeps him into a world he never imagined. In the ancient kingdom of Siam, he meets Lamai, an alluring translator with scars of her own. To earn his way home, Harrison agrees to work for Lamai’s employer, a wealthy Portuguese businessman with dark appetites. Abandoned by her father, the half-English, half-Siamese Lamai isn’t sure she fully belongs anywhere. She’s remained in Siam in hopes that her father will one day return, but her position leaves her in an apprehensive state of limbo. Surprisingly to both Lamai and Harrison, their tentative working relationship is a comfort and soon blossoms into a richer, more complicated connection. But when he makes a shocking discovery of abuse and corruption, Harrison must risk his own freedom and a chance at happiness with Lamai for a greater cause. Only if they put their heads—and hearts—together can they finally find the peace and love they’ve been seeking. Sensuality Level: Sensual

Devil Daddy Don t Run Away

Author : Dan Jian
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"Woman, tell me, whose child is this?" A dirty deal left her with a hidden knot. She thought that this happy wedding was just a bet! Five years later, with a child that did not belong to him, the reborn girl returned to his side once more, "Man, this time I will give you a child, but ... I need to use your life in exchange! "

The Angel of Innisfree

Author : Patrick F. Rooney
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It’s 1848, a time when the Irish Potato Famine has claimed more lives than anyone cares to count, while English landlords continue to evict their tenants with a ruthless lack of compassion. Young Brian O’Rourke, an educated and savvy son in an impoverished family of Ribbonmen, meets Elizabeth Reilly, a talented pianist from London, when she’s visiting her father in Ireland. After secretly promising themselves to each other at the age of sixteen, their twisted fates encounter unforeseen difficulties when Elizabeth returns to London and then follows Chopin to Paris to study piano, while Brian immigrates to America on a famine ship. Brian uses his telegraph expertise to help slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. He then travels to California to work on the Transcontinental Telegraph and to Washington to help President Lincoln during the Civil War, while Elizabeth launches a successful career as a concert pianist in Europe and America. This epic historical drama weaves a story of love overcoming every obstacle during one of the most tumultuous periods in history, when revolutions in Europe and the Civil War in the United States shook the basic foundations of society, while inventions such as the telegraph changed the way the world worked. Their enduring romance captures the passionate spirits of two people determined to find each other regardless of the forces conspiring to keep them apart.

Troop 6000

Author : Nikita Stewart
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The inspiring true story of the first Girl Scout troop founded for and by girls living in a shelter in Queens, New York, and the amazing, nationwide response that it sparked “A powerful book full of powerful women.”—Chelsea Clinton Giselle Burgess was a young mother of five trying to provide for her family. Though she had a full-time job, the demands of ever-increasing rent and mounting bills forced her to fall behind, and eviction soon followed. Giselle and her kids were thrown into New York City’s overburdened shelter system, which housed nearly 60,000 people each day. They soon found themselves living at a Sleep Inn in Queens, provided by the city as temporary shelter; for nearly a year, all six lived in a single room with two beds and one bathroom. With curfews and lack of amenities, it felt more like a prison than a home, and Giselle, at the mercy of a broken system, grew fearful about her family’s future. She knew that her daughters and the other girls living at the shelter needed to be a part of something where they didn’t feel the shame or stigma of being homeless, and could develop skills and a community they could be proud of. Giselle had worked for the Girl Scouts and had the idea to establish a troop in the shelter, and with the support of a group of dedicated parents, advocates, and remarkable girls, Troop 6000 was born. New York Times journalist Nikita Stewart settled in with Troop 6000 for more than a year, at the peak of New York City’s homelessness crisis in 2017, getting to know the girls and their families and witnessing both their triumphs and challenges. In Troop 6000, readers will feel the highs and lows as some families make it out of the shelter while others falter, and girls grow up with the stress and insecurity of not knowing what each day will bring and not having a place to call home, living for the times when they can put on their Girl Scout uniforms and come together. The result is a powerful, inspiring story about overcoming the odds in the most unlikely of places. Stewart shows how shared experiences of poverty and hardship sparked the political will needed to create the troop that would expand from one shelter to fifteen in New York City, and ultimately inspired the creation of similar troops across the country. Woven throughout the book is the history of the Girl Scouts, an organization that has always adapted to fit the times, supporting girls from all walks of life. Troop 6000 is both the intimate story of one group of girls who find pride and community with one another, and the larger story of how, when we come together, we can find support and commonality and experience joy and success, no matter how challenging life may be.

Princess s Pregnant My Cruel General

Author : Bo HeMaoPian
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Before the wedding, General Xiao evaluated the young mistress of the Prime Minister's family: Shameless! After the wedding, General Xiao judged his wife to be "unsightly". Someone dared to ask, "What about now?" General Xiao immediately said: "Madam, you have gone through thick and thin, closing the moon with your shy flowers, being gentle and virtuous, kind and cute, loving everyone, and blooming flowers ... This general really likes it. "

Dark Angels

Author : Karleen Koen
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The long-awaited prequel to Koen’s beloved Through a Glass Darkly, Dark Angels is a feast of a novel that sparkles with all the passion, extravagance, danger, and scandal of seventeenth-century England. Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Returning to England after a messy scandal forced her to flee to Louis XIV’s France, Alice is anxious to re-establish herself by regaining her former position as a maid of honor to Charles II’s queen and marrying the most celebrated duke of the Restoration. But all is not as it seems in the rowdy, merry court of Charles II. Since the Restoration, old political alliances have frayed, and there are whispers that the king is moving to divorce his barren queen, who some wouldn’t mind seeing dead. Alice, loyal only to a select few, is devoted to the queen, and so sets out to discover who might be making sinister plans—and if her own father is one of them. When a member of the royal family dies unexpectedly, the stakes are raised. As Alice steps up her efforts to find out who is—and isn’t—true to the queen, she learns of shocking betrayals throughout court, and meets a man who she may fall in love with—and who could spoil all of her plans. With the suspected arrival of a known poison-maker, the atmosphere in the court electrifies, and suddenly the safety of the king himself seems uncertain. Secret plots are at play, and war is on the horizon—but will it be with the Dutch or the French? And has King Charles himself betrayed his country for greed? Unforgettable in its dramatic force, here is a novel of love and politics, of romance and betrayal, of power and succession—and of a resourceful young woman who risks everything for pride and status in an era in which women were afforded little of either.

Tokyo Seven Roses

Author : Hisashi Inoue
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Tokyo Seven Roses' is set in Japan during the waning months of WWII and the beginning of the Occupation. It is written as a diary kept from April 1945 to April 1946 by Shinsuke Yamanaka, a fifty-three-year-old fan-maker living in Nezu, part of Tokyo's shitamachi (old-town) district. After the war, Shinsuke learns by chance that the Occupation forces are plotting a nefarious scheme: in order to cut Japan off from its dreadful past, they intend to see that the language is written henceforth using the alphabet. To fight off this unheard-of threat to the integrity of Japanese culture, seven beautiful women – the Seven Roses – take a stand.

The Scent of Jasmine

Author : Jude Deveraux
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When fulfilling a favor for her godfather puts Catherine Edilean Harcourt in danger, the southern bell must decide if trusting an alleged, yet attractive, convict will be the best or worst decision she’s ever made. Charleston, 1799. A daughter of Southern gentility and a gifted painter, Catherine Edilean Harcourt has no lack of suitors at home in Virginia, waiting to fulfill her dream of marriage and family. But Cay’s adventurous spirit, fostered by growing up with her three brothers, is piqued while visiting her godfather in South Carolina. Bedridden with a broken leg, he asks Cay to fill in for him on an urgent task: on her way to a fancy dress ball, she must deliver a packed horse to an old friend’s son—who also happens to be an escaped convict charged with murdering his wife! Cay agrees to the plan, which doesn’t’ go at all as planned… whereupon she finds herself fleeing Alexander McDowell’s captors, riding blind into the night with the fugitive Scotsman. Through she should fear him, Cay finds herself overwhelmingly attracted to Alex, and drawn into his tale of misguided justice and his innocence as they seek refuge in the steamy Florida everglades. Will trusting him be the worst mistake of her life? Or will falling in love be the salvation both of them have been looking for?

90 Days to Live

Author : Rodney Stamps
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An inspiring and unforgettable memoir of one couple's push for survival in the face of insurmountable odds. 2019 National Indie Excellence Award Winner 2019 Independent Press Award - Distinguished Favorite How an ALL-Natural Cancer Treatment Took the Author from "90 Days to Live" to Full Remission When an out-of-the-blue cancer diagnosis quickly turned into a 90-days-to-live death sentence from his doctor, Rodney Stamps and his wife Paige defied the medical establishment, and drew their line in the sand. With both a growing family and business--and given that their doctors promised only to briefly extend his life with chemotherapy--the Stamps gave a resounding "No" to chemo and radiation. 90 Days to Live recounts the Stamps' incredible and inspirational journey to find an alternative answer to cancer. In the end... They'd beaten cancer while building a million-dollar business. Following his ALL-natural protocol religiously, Rodney's cancer went into full remission. On top of that triumph, he took his fire-and-safety business--which had just begun to take off when he'd received his cancer diagnosis--into a million-dollar enterprise. An ALL-Natural Treatment Focus Unlike other books by cancer survivors claiming to cure their own cancer "naturally," but in actuality, relying heavily on modern medicine (surgery/drugs), 90 Days to Live outlines a 100% alternative medical treatment (i.e., using absolutely no allopathic--a.k.a. conventional--medicine)--a treatment that's delivered incredible results to Rodney and countless others. Alternately heart-wrenching and heartwarming--and delivered in an engaging dual-author format--90 Days to Live will speak to anyone struggling with an "incurable" disease, building a business under trying circumstances, or anyone who just loves a good old-fashioned, "beating-the-odds" story.

The Ladies of Beverly Hills

Author : Sharleen Cooper Cohen
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Four women are linked by a passion for the same man, Belson McKintridge, a legendary screen idol and notorious womanizer. McKintridge risks everything for one desperate, international scam, setting forces in motion that will change the ladies' exotic world forever. In Beverly Hills, nearly everything and everyone is for sale. Phyllis McKintridge, the beautiful daughter of Felix Anhalt, a wealthy real estate magnate, is married to Belson's grandson, Peter. Peter is heir to the fabulous McKintridge estate that includes thousands of acres of choice Beverly Hills property, several houses, a golf course and a huge staff of servants. But Phyllis must learn the painful cost of love and how fleeting her happiness can be in the face of much stronger forces. Marla Gilbert is not content to stay home with her two children and wonders if it's truly her husband's business that keeps him away so much. When she throws herself into a new career as an interior designer, it opens up avenues of fulfillment she did not associate with the business world. Vicky Feinstein is a novelist, struggling desperately to be accepted by the right people. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the Beverly Hills and fights her own needs and desires in an attempt to get what she thinks she wants. Kept on the outside by the powerful Belson McKintridge and the vindictive Leslie Paxton Winokur, she claws her way until she gains entry into their exclusive inner sanctum, only to discover it is rotten to the core. Leslie Paxton Winokur used her talent and fierce ambition to escape her life in a small Texas town and become the top interior designer in Beverly Hills. But her many secrets and strong desire for revenge finally destroy her only chance to have what she really craves. Here in this golden lotus land of glamour, sensuality and seduction, these four women share a rivalry and drama that no other playground of the rich and famous can match. And no pleasure or passion can compare to the sweetness of revenge against Belson McKintridge.

Paint Your Hair Blue

Author : Sue Matthews
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“A triumph of the human spirit! This book will make you laugh and cry as you cheer Taylor on in her fight against childhood cancer” (Jeff Gordon, retired NASCAR champion and founder of Jeff Gordon’s Children Foundation). In Paint Your Hair Blue, Sue Matthews tells the heartwarming tale of heroic courage and devastating blows that characterized her daughter Taylor’s odyssey through the underfunded world of pediatric cancer. Most of us will be touched by cancer in some way during our lifetimes. Discover how Taylor and her family learned to balance the necessity of her continuous medical treatments with the need for her to be a kid and live as normally as possible. Matthews gives dozens of tips and pointers, gleaned by trial and error, about navigating the maze of pediatric oncology through the lens of a layperson and better understand how to face fears with strength, fortitude, and confidence while living life to the fullest. Matthews and her sister, Andrea, will make you a better warrior in the war on cancer with this story of survival, where love transcends all and where every moment is a celebration of life. “Paint Your Hair Blue is a love story where heartbreak, joy, and tears will capture your heart and make you believe that love can conquer all.” —Cher “Beautifully written . . . Paint Your Hair Blue will make you hug your children tighter and fight harder to find a cure for pediatric cancer.” —Angie Harmon, mother, actress, director, UNICEF ambassador “A heartwarming memoir . . . [An] incredible story of love and perseverance—a poignant reminder to both live life and love others to our greatest capacity.” —Hannah Storm, ESPN award–winning journalist

The Lost Wolf s Destiny

Author : Karen Whiddon
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A desperate mother. A scarred man. A powerful bond… The moment he saw Blythe Daphne on the television news, Lucas Kenyon knew three things: she was a shapeshifter, like him. She was the most desirable creature he had ever seen. And she was in terrible danger. Now, the wolf in Lucas is driving him to save Blythe and her young daughter from a man he knows is evil personified. A man who believes all shapeshifters are demons straight from hell. But Lucas knows he must never reveal the secret that threatens to tear him apart—not even to the one woman who could heal him.

Love Inspired January 2014 Bundle 2 of 2

Author : Lenora Worth
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Love Inspired brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This Love Inspired bundle includes Bayou Sweetheart by Lenora Worth, The Firefighter's New Family by Gail Gaymer Martin and Season of Redemption by Jenna Mindel. Look for 6 new inspirational stories every month from Love Inspired!