Description : Shanay Bansal, a young and successful entrepreneur, is looking forward to his engagement with Afsana Agarwal. But a few weeks before the engagement, he receives a mysterious voice message from someone from Afsana's past. Curious, Shanay plays the voice message and through those many other such messages, a different world from the past opens up about a beautiful relationship that got broken due to a terrible lie. Half Torn Hearts is a coming-of-age tale of three layered individuals coming in terms with their first loss, which bares the devil that we all possess but are scared of encountering and which eventually becomes the cause of our own ruins.
Description : Caroline and Daniel have been drifting apart. Leaving on frequent business trips, Daniel shows little affection for his wife. When the failing marriage leads to suspicions and unfulfilled needs become a longing for more, Caroline struggles to mend Torn Hearts. Sensing Daniel's emotional withdrawal and eager for peace, Caroline takes their nine-year-old daughter, Emily, for a summer visit to the grandmother who raised Caroline as her own. Gram provides a comforting stability and shares her own love story to Emily and her friend Rachel. Caroline's own story is just beginning. When she bumps into her high school friend Pete, his thoughtful ways soon endear him to her. Pete is everything she wants Daniel to be. He's sensitive, steady, and loves spending time with Emily. Discovering that Pete's feelings for her went beyond a high school friendship, Caroline finds herself becoming more and more attracted to him, and when it appears that Daniel's had an affair, Pete is reassuring and unwavering. But when Daniel returns to fight for their marriage, Caroline is torn between passion and obligation. Caroline must face the past she has run from and rise to meet the future before her. Can Caroline leave her daughter's father for a stronger love, or will duty bind her to a shell of a marriage? CaSondra Poulsen reveals the dawning of passion and the hidden depths of devotion in Torn Hearts.
Description : Hello. I want to say a quick hello, before talking about my life. I am a very unique girl, I have several powers that surfaced by accident. My name is Essa. My parents are very different in their own way as well. My parents wrote me this story about some of their past and how I became. I sure do hope you enjoy a lot of supernatural wanders. What my family didn't know, I had several secrets that could cause harm or be fine. It scares me to death everyday. I am going to tell you a few things about my book. I sure do hope you read. I am only six years old as of this, but my mom started this when I was born. I am taking over. I am six, but I can pass for a fifteen year old. When my parents went on their honeymoon. They found a very beautiful Island that was off of a Columbia. It had been discovered as well, that my fathers best friend lives their. Should have been first hint. The whole family moved to a small town in Columbia. What some of the family didn't know, it has supernaturals. Witches, vampires, wolves, human and other important supernaturals lived in this town. We moved so that I could go to college. We also didn't want a certain person to find us. It was because of this town being small, that a very famous person meets one of the Water family members. They become very best friends (the human and water member). This famous person doesn't believe this family does not know anything about. It makes the person curious. The family member and this famous person fall in love. The only thing asked of both; are they able to live without the other. There is an accident that has a our newest member of the family is killed. Or are they? The whole family moves to Austria. Columbia, can no longer be stood. There is a sense of urgency as well. A water member's life could be at risk. It is urgent to get to this special country.
Description : At the end of the 9th grade, Katie Terosie learns that her family is moving to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. She is devastated about the move and leaving her friends in Minnesota. That is, until she meets her new neighbors, Seth and his sister, Lauren. While snorkeling, Katie finds a map in a bottle at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. Katie, her younger sister Anna, Seth, and Lauren decide to follow the map. They discover that they can magically breathe underwater and, in a short time, find themselves in a tricky position. They are in a world of mermaids, mermen, and all kinds of dangers. The only way to get home is to find the King of this magical world and ask for his help. Will he choose to help or will they be forced to stay like all the other humans – as prisoners?This story consists of adventure, friendship, and romance. Though they have good times and bad times in the underwater world, their only mission is to somehow find their way home.
Description : Abigail Walker, a young woman from rural South Carolina, is on the cusp of womanhood, aching to be able to run wild as the younger children do, yet yearning for things she has yet to understand. Awkward and unsure of herself, Abby is flustered when she meets Harvey Nicholas, the nephew of a family at her church and a cadet from Clemson College. As summer begins, Abby finds herself constantly in the company of Harvey and falling quickly in love with him. As rumors of war begin to reach the States, Abby begins to fear what may come for her older brother and Harvey. Once Pearl Harbor is bombed, the boys are eager to protect their home and the women they love. But will Abby and Harvey's love be able to withstand distance, rumors, loss, and hurt? Or will the war be what tears apart Abby's heart? War-Torn Heart is a Kleenex-box book with a story of hope, of love, and of perseverance through World War II, which will make the reader cry, scream, and long for more.
Description : Retired Navy SEAL and current private-security operative Ian Sawyer had never expected to have a child, much less a wife, but his beautiful Angie has changed all that. Her due date is only days away, and his anticipation outweighs his anxiety, thinking about holding his firstborn. But as he’s learned the hard way, life throws curveballs at the worst possible moment. A frantic phone call in the middle of the night is the beginning of Ian’s nightmare. He has to wake his brothers and teammates, leave his wife’s side, and fly halfway around the world to save the only other woman who could bring him to his knees—his mother. **Available for a limited time!
Description : "Half My Heart is in Iraq! - stories of love for our brave" is a sparkling new 528-page publication recognizing our troops serving around the world and the families that support them. Over 500 stories and 1,100 photographs are presented in a straightforward format and are authored by the hearts and minds of real military families from across America. These stories are an inspiration to us all, and a definite must-have for all military families as a keepsake of honor and an example of the total military family experience, truly an inspirational piece of literature full of love, hope, and sunshine! The first copies will be submitted for acceptance into our National Archives, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, hopefully to be added to their permanent collection of military stories. A troop recognition project of this magnitude has never been accomplished before, until now! Additional copies will be delivered to the White House and Congress.
Description : An unforgettable novel about race and motherhood from the bestselling author of Before and After Once a Civil Rights activist, Miriam Vener feels trapped in the comfortable upper-middle-class life she leads with her family in Houston in the 1980s. That life suddenly shatters with the appearance, after almost eighteen years, of Veronica (Ronnee), Miriam's biracial daughter born of her passionate affair a generation ago with Eljay, a brilliant black professor at a Mississippi college, who has raised the child. When Miriam introduces her daughter to the utterly white New England town where she summers, and to the Houston society that represents her own compromise of her '60s ideals, the results are complicated. What claim does Miriam have on Ronnee after all this time, and what does Ronnee, no longer a child, want of her mother now? As Miriam desperately and awkwardly invites affection from this stranger who shares her blood, Ronnee--hot-tempered, sensitive, manipulative, and deeply hurt--wrestles with her fury at her mother's mysterious disappearance from her life and searches for reparations. With which family--and which race--does Ronnee identify, and how does that affect her relationships with her newly discovered half sister, her white boyfriend, and the father she is rebelling against? A moving story about estrangement and intimacy, race and privilege, identity and belonging, Half a Heart is a searingly honest novel of public and private ideals betrayed and hopes reignited, in which one of our foremost novelists probes the way history and unyielding love shape our lives.
Description : Finally, a book of insightful and practical advice for the millions of people suffering from low-grade depression, also known as dysthymia or chronic discontent Frustrated. Stressed. Irritable. Discouraged. Cynical. Fed up. These are among the feelings experienced by millions of people. Whether they realize it or not, their feelings are not caused by a negative attitude, a lack of gratitude, or laziness. Rather, these feelings are among the symptoms of a condition called dysthymia, also known as chronic discontent or low-grade depression. It blocks feelings of happiness, contentment, and passion, leaving emptiness, a lack of meaning, and despair. This powerful and practical book explains how this condition takes hold—and presents simple yet profound ways to overcome it once and for all. Using anecdotes from his private practice as well as insightful questions and exercises, psychotherapist Alan Downs, Ph.D., shines light into the dark corners of this isolating and debilitating condition and includes a five-week program to help you feel good again. Not a superficial, magic-bullet approach, The Half-Empty Heart is a probing, honest book that offers a path to meaningful change. The path begins here.