Description : When I was little, my mother disappeared... A daughter searches for the truth behind her mother's disappearance in Jessica Ruston's riveting novel. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Linda Green's While My Eyes Were Closed. 'A tight, compelling study of love, obsession and breakdown. I couldn't stop reading' - Jojo Moyes 'I do not know what you have been told about your mother. But I know it cannot be the truth...' Klara Mortimer never really knew her mother, Sadie, a former model, who left when she was just six years old. All she has is a handful of stories, passed down from the father who raised her. Klara tells herself she has long ago come to terms with her mother's disappearance from her life, but then she receives a note and key from someone who calls themselves 'N.R.'. These lead her to a garage, full of the remnants of her mother's past, and to the diary she kept all those years ago. Within its pages, Klara discovers a woman who doesn't quite match the portrait her father has painstakingly painted for her, and a story that leads her to question everything she thought she knew... What readers are saying about The Lies You Told Me: 'Her [Jessica Ruston's] writing is well-crafted, well-paced and the attention to detail and ability to examine the dark side of people and situations, gives depth both to the story and the characters' 'A fantastic story that I could not tear my eyes from' 'I loved the way the novel managed to combine elements of a thriller and mystery along with a story about families, relationships and whether we ever truly know the people we surround ourselves with'
Description : "A compulsive page-turner with a shocking twist--get ready to stay up all night!" --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars "This conversation-starting page-turner is...Fatal Attraction meets Big Little Lies." --Kirkus Reviews Gabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide. Quiet, shy Elyse can't believe it when she's cast as the lead in her Portland high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Her best friend, Brynn, is usually the star, and Elyse isn't sure she's up to the task. But when someone at rehearsals starts to catch her eye--someone she knows she absolutely shouldn't be with--she can't help but be pulled into the spotlight. Austin native Gabe is contemplating the unthinkable--breaking up with Sasha, his headstrong, popular girlfriend. She's not going to let him slip through her fingers, though, and when rumors start to circulate around school, he knows she has the power to change his life forever. Gabe and Elyse both make the mistake of falling for the wrong person, and falling hard. Told in parallel narratives, this twisty, shocking story shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive.
Description : Has your doctor lied to you? Eat low-fat and high-carb, including plenty of “healthy” whole grains—does that sound familiar? Perhaps this is what you were told at your last doctor’s appointment or visit with a nutritionist, or perhaps it is something you read online when searching for a healthy diet. And perhaps you’ve been misled. Dr. Ken Berry is here to dispel the myths and misinformation that have been perpetuated by the medical and food industries for decades. This updated and expanded edition of Dr. Berry’s bestseller Lies My Doctor Told Me exposes the truth behind all kinds of “lies” told by well-meaning but misinformed medical practitioners. Nutritional therapy is often overlooked in medical school, and the information provided to physicians is often outdated. However, the negative consequences on your health remain the same. Advice to avoid healthy fats and stay out of the sun has been proven to be detrimental to longevity and wreak havoc on your system. In this book, Dr. Berry will enlighten you about nutrition and life choices, their role in our health, and how to begin an educated conversation with your doctor about finding the right path for you. This book will teach you: how doctors are taught to think about nutrition and other preventative health measures, and how they should be thinking how the Food Pyramid and MyPlate came into existence and why they should change the facts about fat intake and heart health the truth about the effects of whole wheat on the human body the role of dairy in your diet the truth about salt—friend or foe? the dangers and benefits of hormone therapy new information about inflammation and how it should be viewed by doctors Come out of the darkness and let Ken Berry be your guide to optimal health and harmony!
Description : ‘I’m six years old and having a life crisis.’ Are you my mummy?’ is the question I could never ask because I love both my mothers equally: Tyna, the tiny one and Bigga, who is bigger. I haven’t got a daddy either, and it seems rude to ask’. This is a sharp and entertaining true story, beginning in war-torn London, of how the author navigated her way through family passions and oddities, secrets and multiple identities. On the way she encounters a Christmas pudding sent annually care of the Bank of Scotland; sitting on a Tutor’s cat during a Cambridge University interview; running the family corner shop as a school girl; discovering a cache of beautiful postcards from all over Europe; and the seaside wedding of one of her mothers. ‘One of my mothers is has yet another stroke. I’m by her side when the consultant points to a scar on her belly and asks her what it is. Silently she raises her hand and gestures towards me. A Caesarean section all those years ago. I am her daughter. We never speak of it’. ‘After Bigga and Tyna died, I begin a paper trail to find news of my father. One morning I walk across Westminster Bridge to meet a half-sister. I have been an only child for 50 years. Over lunch I discover that I am the sixth of seven siblings born to four women - and I have a famous Swiss grandfather’. The book ends by tackling some questions I’m often asked, such as: Were your mothers lesbians? Does a child need a father? Is the past good for you? Do therapists help?’
Description : Residing in the small town in Nebraska for a little over a year now it has become a place where I call home. Diagnosed with BPD, PTSD, Major Depression, and Major Anxiety it has been a very hard and long struggle for me. Working with a therapist and psychiatrist and a support network of friends which have become a surrogate family for me; helping me to find faith and belief in myself. Still I do struggle with Self-harm among other issues. Within the pages of this book the words speak of my struggles, my ups and downs, my beliefs…and lastly…my dreams. These words which lie within these pages do not just reflect upon me but upon the global community in one way or another. May you find understanding and reflection that you are not alone.
Description : Three women. One stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Whatever binds them together has already destroyed one life. It just might consume them all. When the past chases you, sometimes you just keep running. That's how Livvi Gray survives. She promised herself years ago that she'd forget those awful times, that she'd turn her someday dreams into reality. And she has. But sometimes we have to fight harder than ever to choose our own path. Micah and AnnaLee are fighting just like Livvi, trying to overcome their own struggles. But the three of them are connected in ways they could never have expected, and the mystery holding them close will transfix you as it barrels toward earth-shattering truth. Praise for The Book of Someday: "With a tone reminiscent of Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, and Carol Cassella, Dixon pulls at the threads between regret and nostalgia, forgiveness and blame, denial and acceptance. Emotional without being overwrought, The Book of Someday is an enchanting story."—Booklist "[A] haunting tale ...that will put a pang in your heart—and, sometimes, a chill in your bones... A compelling tale of three extraordinary women facing insurmountable odds."—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
Description : Carmen wrote this letter with her hand on her pregnant belly and a million dreams in her head. Dear Arden Will you like to read like mummy? Will you be good at math like daddy? Your favourite colour? Your favourite hobby? Scrap-booking or sound engineering? Your taste of music? (Please don’t like that doof doof music of daddy ;I) Will you be dark or fair? Shy? Popular? Short or tall? Will you talk a lot like mummy or be quiet like daddy? Will you like to dance? And how on earth am I going to convince you to eat your veggies when both daddy and I don’t eat ours? Your favourite food? Athletic or poetic or both? You’ll probably like singing... Whose eyes will you have? I hope you have daddy’s long eye lashes. And will you be grumpy or full of jokes? Writing or drawing? I hope you are born knowing how to style your own hair (and mine) because girl, ma is clueless. Oh Arden I think of these things and it cheers me up, it keeps me going. You keep me going. Even on the worst day, you give me purpose in the best way...
Description : More of the suspense you love — now Love Inspired Suspense brings you six new titles, in two convenient bundles! Enjoy these contemporary heart-pounding tales of suspense, romance, hope and faith. This Love Inspired Suspense bundle includes To Save Her Child by Margaret Daley, Taken by Lisa Harris and Silent Hunter by Maggie K. Black. Look for 6 new inspirational suspense stories every month from Love Inspired Suspense!
Description : Reversal is the unique tale of an undying love set upon the tapestry of the science of genetic bio-technical advancements. In the world of pharmaceutical cosmetics, every company strives to find the fountain of youth for women. They never dreamt their endeavors would achieve a complete reversal to the womans own youth. In Reversal, Contessa Industries, finds this product and sends the reader on an emotional roller coaster of mystery where he/she will question the value of immortal life against a normal life filled with love and happiness. The companys CEO, Elena Hedwington, working in complete secrecy with her top bio-technician, Dr. Devin ORourke, experiment with a new formula given to her by her father on his deathbed. You will meet Elenas estranged husband, the egotistical Gar, driven by his lustful greed plotting to steal the formula. Gar is an unsavory character who is sought by the police and uses murder to achieve his ends. Devin is against the use of the formula until it is tested fully, but Elena for her own personal reasons wants to use the formula with herself as the guinea pig. He fears that Elena might lose memory, intellect, or even her life. Against Devins pleas, his advice, and her promise not to use the formula, Elena goes ahead. The phenomenal formula causes an amazing transformation. The sixty-four year old woman truly reverses into the beautiful thirty-two year old she once was. Using all her abilities as a cosmetician, Elena disguises her new youth and appears as her older self. Keeping all this from Devin, Elena creates an identity for her younger being; a younger half sister to take over her position in the company and in her life. This half sister, Electra becomes a major character as the suspenseful story builds. But the formula changes more than Elenas age. Elenas personality is also changing creating the Hyde version of the Jekyll she once was. Devin, a character study of loyalty, devotion, and commitment, has loved Elena since they met in college. Upon discovering the truth, in a fit of anger at her deception and betrayal, he leaves her and disappears to an upstate hideaway. Elena takes this opportunity to allow her half sister Electra to take over completely and Elena is seen no more. There is a massive search for Elena, which of course turns up nothing. After well over a month Devin returns to his only love to try to convince her to stop using the formula before it destroys her completely. He returns at the precise moment that Gar attempts to steal the formula. Devin is severely wounded and in an intriguing twist of fate the police arrive to save Devin, but they are really there only to arrest him for the murder of Elena Hedwington. A long suspenseful trial ensues. A dilemma develops for Devin; will he save himself by revealing Elenas hidden secret or will his love for her send him to prison for life? The dramatic suspenseful conclusion will surprise even the most astute reader. Although intrigue, lust, deception, and murder are all evident in this novel, it is basically a love story with several major twists which will keep the reader enthralled and guessing.