Description : ""Picarella's wry observations on fatherhood and American life are spot-on. Consider his light and heartfelt essays to be a user's manual for dads."" - CHRIS ERSKINE, "Los Angeles Times" ""While today's digitized and distracted families are generally depicted as wise-cracking and argumentative, Michael Picarella's column steadily reinforces the notion that families remain nurturing, character-building institutions built on love and caring, with a little zaniness around every corner."" - JIM SCHOCK, author of "The Bridge: A Celebration," former ABC-TV Bureau Chief, West Coast ""I really enjoy Michael's writing His witty stories of his family life are not only charming, but very relatable."" - LACEY CHABERT, actress, "Mean Girls," "Party of Five," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "The Wild Thornberrys" Michael Picarella shares 70 collected stories and a fistful of family bits from his Southern California-based columns, Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands in The Acorn Newspapers and Picarella Family Report in The Signal. Picarella is a father, husband, columnist, filmmaker and cherry pie lover. He lives in L.A. with his wife, son and super beagle.
Description : Does he habitually leave his socks on the bathroom floor? Does she insist on interrupting your favourite programme to make you explain the plot (when she’s clearly not interested in it anyway)? Never fear. For, as Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall shows, a good marriage is all in the detail. Happily Ever After takes a humorous look at the ups and downs of marriage, offering sage advice on everything from backseat driving to dealing with the in-laws. It combines stories and tips collected from couples of all ages with the wise and witty musings of generations of writers who have experienced the same joys and pains – from George Bernard Shaw to Jane Austen, and Nancy Mitford to Groucho Marx. Whether you are about to be married, or celebrating your fiftieth wedding anniversary, this charming, funny book will keep you and your other half entertained til death do you part...
Description : Instead of hopeless, I’d much rather view myself as a “hopeful” romantic. In a culture where happily-ever-afters and ladies-in-waiting seem only to be figments of myths and legends, what does a woman do with her longing for an extraordinary love story? Searching for Happily-Ever-After reveals a genuine account of one young lady’s quest to wait with God and the breathtaking love story she found there. Amber Gallagher uses humorous and compelling narratives of struggle and triumph as she uncovers how God taught her to be a “lady” in waiting. Hear from this hopeful romantic’s heart as she shares valuable life lessons on how you can: Fall in Love with Your First Love Find the Treasure in Singleness Determine God’s Dreams for You Become the Woman You Long to Be Be A Part of Your Love Story…Long Before Your Prince Ever Comes Get ready to be inspired and equipped for the adventure that awaits. Instead of wishing the time away, you will learn how to enjoy the journey and to find every ounce of treasure it contains as you discover the truth about Happily-Ever-After.
Description : Dieter Schwarz had a gun pointing at his forehead. To escape and save the lives of herself and two-year-old Alina Mirabaud, Flicka von Hannover walked into the arms of her ex-husband, who wants only her title and her genes in his family tree. She is whisked away to Monaco and held prisoner while her ex plots how many children she will produce for him and his throne. Dieter must be dead. No one could fight their way out of a warehouse, past dozens of heavily armed Russian mafia criminals. Almost no one. Will Flicka and Dieter ever live . . . HAPPILY EVER AFTER? GOOGLE KEYWORDS: Keywords: comedy, law, billionaire, rich, wealthy, new adult, nobility, royalty, aristocrat, prince, international, murder, racy, conspiracy, 21st Century, historical, London free, freebie, free ebook, free romance, free romance ebook, free romance book, new adult, billionaire, rich wealthy, royalty, aristocrat, prince, millionaire, women's fiction, historical, 21st century, quick read, short, serial, romance, suspense, thriller, erotic romance, free romance books, free romance book, new adult, college, suspense, humor, funny, billionaire, rich, wealthy, romance, erotic romance, female protagonist, racy, legal, law, free, freebie, free book, free ebook, free romance ebook, free romance book, free romance novel, secret, love triangle, suspense, thriller, free book, free romance books, alpha male, erotic literature, free, free ebooks, free erotica, free erotic stories, erotic fiction books, bad-boy, free ebook, billionaire romance, romance, free romance ebooks, billionaire, rich, wealthy, contemporary, funny, suspense, thriller, nobility, royalty, aristocrat, prince, international, murder, racy, conspiracy, 21st Century, historical, Paris, Monaco
Description : Ever After concludes New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's breathtaking Nantucket Brides trilogy, introducing characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, the beloved family from her classic novels. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything - even her love life - for her beautiful stepsister, Shelly. One fateful day, Hallie makes two startling discoveries: not only has a mysterious relative left her a house on Nantucket, but Shelly has been trying to steal it. Fleeing to Nantucket, Hallie finds her guest room occupied by wealthy James Taggert who has injured his leg in a skiing accident. Assuming that the devastatingly handsome man has led a charmed life, Hallie is surprised by Jamie at every turn. His attentions draw her out of her shell - but he has a dark secret, and is tormented by nightmares that only her presence can keep at bay. On the gorgeous island, magic is everywhere. As Jamie's relatives arrive for a wedding gala, the aura of romance - enhanced by a pair of matchmaking ghosts and a colourful island legend - lead Jamie and Hallie towards a very special story of True Love destined to last forever after. Jude Deveraux. Love stories to enchant you. Don't miss the first two Nantucket Brides as they find their Happy Ever After in True Love and For All Time.
Description : Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Dorothy Koomson and Liane Moriarty, this is an uplifting and heartfelt novel from the author of The Memory Book, which was featured in the Richard & Judy book club 2014 'I immediately read The Memory Book and it's WONDERFUL ... I'm so happy because she's written other books and its so lovely to find a writer you love who has a backlist' Marian Keyes Kitty Simpson is a firm believer in fairy tales. And when Fergus Kelly kisses her under a shooting star (or perhaps a banking airplane), she simply knows that he must be The One. But eighteen months, a storybook wedding and an adorable but accidental baby later, Kitty's life isn't the perfect idyll she thought it would be. She has her Prince Charming, her lady-of-leisure lifestyle and her longed-for escape from city life, but Fergus spends most of his time commuting, looking after Ella is surprisingly exhausting, and a quiet life in the country has her pining for London. Suddenly confident, self-assured Kitty isn't sure who she is any more. Cracks are appearing in her fairy tale. And when they're compounded by her unexpected attraction to another man, happily ever after seems a long way off...
Description : It's Valentines Day and everything's changing in the Casson household. Indigo sets out to do something special to win over Sarah and ends up organising the Valentines Day disco and playing cupid. Saffy has a strange new boyfriend who teaches her all about the stars. Sarah falls very ill - when she can no longer laugh it off Saffy gets scared. And Caddy has fallen in love and is getting married ... but not to Michael. With a wedding to plan everything's a little crazier than usual in the Casson household. Especially as the only one who seems to be happy for Caddy is Bill. But it's Permanent Rose who's taking the news the hardest. She made a BIG promise to Michael - how is she going to keep it now?
Description : After he and Jasmine have spent more than two years together, Nick is certain the time has come to settle down; he’s never been so in love before, and Jasmine is everything he could ever hope for in a woman. As he sets the stage with a romantic weekend in an exquisite log cabin nestled in the Vermont wilderness, Nick pops the question, to which Jasmine replies, "I have to think about it." When she turns him down, Nick is shattered. Heartbroken, he moves to Chicago for a new job and a new start. Determined to put his experience with Jasmine behind him, Nick takes the advice of his best friend, Malloy, and sets out to drown his sorrows in fine female companionship. After dating women from his gym (Asanti), his classes (Angelica), and clubs (Tamara), Nick finds himself more depressed by the superficiality of the relationships and no closer to erasing Jas-mine’s memory. Nick is equally disappointed with his work–his job at the bank is uninspiring–and the best parts of his week are the acting classes he signed up for on a whim. When old college friends invite him down to Atlanta for Freaknik, Nick is ready to let loose and enjoy the wild and sometimes scandalous spring-break activities. His interest is further piqued when he learns that Jasmine has relocated to Atlanta. Ultimately, Nick must decide whether he wants to re-create what he had with Jasmine or move on with his life. Without Jasmine, can Nick live happily ever after? Nick’s Six Cardinal Rules of Dating No. 1: Never date someone from a health club. Health club relationships are doomed from the start. Their whole premise relies upon physical attraction, a foundation with all the durability of rice paper. No. 2: Never date someone with whom you work. That is a no-brainer. No. 3: Never date someone from class. If all goes sour, you’re stuck seeing a pissed-off face mean-mugging you for the rest of the quarter. No. 4: Never let an ex back into your life. Exes only exist to stir up long-settled emotions and to confuse you. And they do. No. 5: Never date a neighbor. If all hell breaks loose, you can’t get rid of your neighbor . . . legally. No. 6: Never date a married woman. It’s just plain wrong.
Description : This book was inspired by what I have observed in the world around me. It deals with social issues, such as teenage suicide and anorexia and also the usual teenage dramas that haunt every woman to this day. It will hopefully instill confidence into the readers and show them that any situation has a solution and there is no need to be embarrassed about anything that they are faced with. They are encouraged, in this book, to talk about their problems to their peers, friends, or someone older when it’s something that weighs down on them and affects their life negatively. Follow six girls on their journey as they discover how interesting it is to grow up, and you may find that you relate to one of the girls more than the others. I know I did.