Travel Guide to Life
By Anthony DeStefano
Anthony DeStefano's first book, A Travel Guide to Heaven, explored the wonders, joy and fun of the next life. In ALL THIS AND HEAVE, TOO he comes back to earth to reveal to readers the wonders, joys and fun of this life.Happiness: everyone wants it, not everyone has it-or even knows how to get it. People differ on the definition of happiness, where it comes from, and how to achieve it, but its importance to our everyday lives is universally agreed upon.Many writers have written on the subject of happiness, but an important aspect is always missing. A vast majority of self-help books neglect to mention a spiritual component when providing people with tools to better their lives, while the books that do focus on spirituality tend to concentrate on that and nothing else.ALL THIS AND HEAVE, TOO bridges these gaps to combine the best elements from both self-help and spiritual books to create an uplifting, joyful and motivational guide to living life to the fullest. DeStefano has crafted a method that provides nourishment for the whole self - it's Tony Robbins meets Thomas Aquinas; Andrew Weil meets St. Augustine.Chapters include:? Starting Fresh: Your Past Is Not Your Future!? The Attitude of Gratitude? Discipline: The Vince Lombardi Guide to Spirituality? Life is a ParadoxIn ALL THIS AND HEAVE, TOO , DeStefano teaches readers that they can experience the happiness of Heaven on earth, no matter what their circumstance.
The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook
By Alissa Segersten, Tom Malterre
Food is powerful medicine and whole foods, or foods in their natural unrefined forms, offer us vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that prevent diseases and create a state of balance and health within us. Nutritionist Tom Malterre and Chef Alissa Segersten understand that food can be both healing and delicious and in THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK they provide information on the importance of living a whole food lifestyle, and how to transition into one. Readers will learn to prepare foods that promote optimal health, prevent disease, and energize the body. With over 250 delicious, nourishing recipes-all gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free-readers will discover amazing, new ways to cook whole grains, fish, poultry, meat and veggies. THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK includes:Evidence-based information on whole foodsAllergy-free recipes, including ways to adapt your favorite recipes with gluten, dairy or eggsA complete guide to stocking your whole foods pantryThe whole story on the current diet trends and how to adapt them to best serve your individual needs The real story behind toxicity in food and avoiding PCBs GMOs and non-organicsRecipes that any vegan, vegetarian, carnivore or omnivore will loveWhether serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or desserts, readers will enjoy their food while healing their immune system, decreasing the inflammation that causes disease, balancing hormones and promoting better overall health.
By John Paul Stevens
By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Now he draws upon his more than three decades on the Court, during which he was involved with many of the defining decisions of the modern era, to offer a book like none other. SIX AMENDMENTS is an absolutely unprecedented call to arms, detailing six specific ways in which the Constitution should be amended in order to protect our democracy and the safety and wellbeing of American citizens. Written with the same precision and elegance that made Stevens's own Court opinions legendary for their clarity as well as logic, SIX AMENDMENTS is a remarkable work, both because of its unprecedented nature and, in an age of partisan ferocity, its inarguable common sense.
By Shannon Richard
Grace King fell in love with Jax Anderson, her big brother's best friend, when she was six years old. Eleven-year-old Jax came to her rescue when some older boys were bullying her, becoming Grace's knight in scuffed-up sneakers on the spot.Eighteen years later, Jax is the town Sheriff and Grace is the head baker at her grandmother's cafe. They are all grown up - and still pretending there's nothing between them. But when a heated argument at the Sleepy Sheep bar turns into a heated makeout session, the days of denying their attraction are over.Now the whole town is buzzing about Jax and Grace, and not all the buzz is good. Grace's family is no stranger to scandal, and when a new secret about her parents is revealed not even Jax can protect her. As the rumours and accusations fly, can they hold on to their new relationship?
By Cecilia Tan
Almost two months have passed since Karina last saw James and he has disappeared without a trace.Karina is determined to find him, to break that stubborn shell around him and force him to acknowledge a passion so strong that he fled from it, and to prove to him that love is stronger than secrets. Offered a summer position as a tour guide at a famous museum in London, Karina jumps at the chance. She's heard rumors that James has returned to his old English stomping grounds, and once in London she starts the search for her elusive lover. She meets someone who offers to teach her to be the perfect BDSM submissive. Hoping to learn all she'll need to win James back, Karina takes the stranger up on his offer.Along the way, Karina learns more about herself and the world James has introduced her to. But when she finally finds James, will he be pleased with her training? Or will he shun her for allowing another man to touch what is his?
By Rachel Van Dyken
THE WAGERLose a bet, lose your heart...What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they've been thrown together in a wedding party. It's awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she'd always hoped he could be.If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend's other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn't forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake's already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake's falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it . . .
By Rachel Van Dyken
Includes a special sneak peek of THE WAGER by Rachel Van Dyken!The #1 New York Times bestseller...'I have a proposition for you.' Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. It's been years since Kacey's seen her childhood friend Jake, but the minute Jake mentions his ill grandmother, Kacey is ready to do anything for the sweet old woman. And if that means pretending they're engaged for her sake-so be it.But Kacey wasn't counting on Jake's older brother Travis still being there. She calls him 'Satan' for a reason: she's never forgotten the way he teased and taunted her. Yet when they meet again, Travis's gorgeous smile is a direct hit to her heart . . . and Kacey's more confused than ever. As the days pass, only one thing starts to become alarmingly clear-she never should have accepted Jake's deal . . .
By Shannon Richard
Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlotWhy a shop would ever sell something called 'buck urine'Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan KingAfter losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town isn't easy-until she meets Brendan, the hot mechanic who's interested in much more than Paige's car. In no time at all, Brendan helps Paige find a new job, new friends, and a happiness she wasn't sure she'd ever feel again. With Brendan by her side, Paige finally feels like she can call Mirabelle home. But when a new bombshell drops, will the couple survive, or will their love come undone?
By Leila Meacham
One hundred fifty years of Roses' Tolivers, Warwicks, and DuMonts! We begin in the antebellum South on Plantation Alley in South Carolina, where Silas Toliver, deprived of his inheritance, joins up with his best friend Jeremy Warwick to plan a wagon train expedition to the 'black waxy' promise of a new territory called Texas. Slavery, westward expansion, abolition, the Civil War, love, marriage, friendship, tragedy and triumph-all the ingredients (and much more) that made so many love Roses so much-are here in abundance.
By Alecia Whitaker
The best songs come from broken hearts.Sixteen-year-old Bird Barrett has grown up on the road, singing backup in her family's bluegrass band, and playing everywhere from Nashville, Tennesee to Nowhere, Oklahoma. One fateful night, Bird fills in for her dad by singing lead, and a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own. Soon Bird is caught up in a whirlwind of songwriting meetings, recording sessions, and music video shoots. Her first single hits the top twenty, and suddenly fans and paparazzi are around every corner. She's even caught the eye of her longtime crush, fellow roving musician Adam Dean. With Bird's star on the rise, though, tradition and ambition collide. Can Bird break out while staying true to her roots?In a world of glamour and gold records, a young country music star finds her voice.
The First Rule of Swimming
By Courtney Angela Brkic
When free spirit Jadranka mysteriously disappears shortly after emigrating to America, her older sister Magdalena must leave their ancestral Croatian island home and follow her to New York City. Magdalena's search begins to unspool the dark history of their family, reaching back three generations to a country torn by war.This haunting and sure-footed first novel explores the legacy of betrayal and loss in a place where beauty is fused with hardship, and where individuals are forced to make wrenching choices as they are swept up in the tides of history.
Take Me Home
By Dorothy Garlock
Life in the small town of Miller's Creek, Wisconsin in 1945 is focused entirely on the war in Germany. Olivia Marsten is doing everything she can to support the troops: working in the local hardware store while the owner's son is serving, collecting recyclables for the war effort, and offering support to Billy, her childhood best friend who's leaving in a month for Navy training. When Billy pulls her aside, desperate to talk, she doesn't think anything of it...until he confesses he's been in love with her for years and proposes marriage. Stunned and unable to hurt his feelings, she accepts. But in her heart she knows it isn't right. How do you break your best friend's heart, especially when you think you might secretly be in love with the stranger who literally saved your life? From the moment Peter Becker lays eyes on Olivia, she took his breath away. They had only just been introduced when a car careened out of nowhere, and he pulled her out of the way, saving her life. When he comes to, he's recovering in Olivia's parents' home and slowly falling in love with Olivia. But Peter Becker isn't who he says he is. He's a German soldier whose infantry was taken prisoner by American soldiers and brought to the United States, their final destination an internment camp. But while headed there, a massive train accident occurred and both he and Otto, the prisoner chained to him, survived. As the son of an American WWI veteran, Peter has grown up loving baseball and apple pie--he never wanted to serve in the Nazi party and hates what they stand for. He knows he must turn himself in, but he can't bring himself to do it, especially knowing that it he might lose Olivia forever. But when mysterious accidents start to befall the town and Olivia's family in particular, it's clear to Peter that Otto is responsible. Can he save the woman he's come to love from a madmen hellbent on revenge?
Heaven Sent Rain
By Lauraine Snelling
Dinah Taylor has an orderly life that is just how she likes it. A perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. But all of that changes when she meets seven-year-old Jonah. The boy shows up one day, a scruffy dog by his side, in front of her office building. Dinah knows nothing about kids and even less about animals, but after she buys him breakfast, he shows up the next day...and the next. She tries to learn more about him, to help him, but he's remarkably skilled at evading her questions. And then, late one night, he calls her in a panic - his dog has been badly injured. Dinah rushes them to a local animal clinic, where she meets Garret, a veterinarian with a thriving practice and a passion for drawing. Though Jonah takes to Garret right away, for some reason neither understands, Dinah and Garret just don't mesh. But for Jonah's sake, their lives continue to collide, and slowly the relationship between these three strangers begins to change.
The Gluten-Free Table
By Jilly Lagasse, Jessie Lagasse Swanson, Emeril Lagasse
Imagine growing up with a father known for his rish Creole-style cooking who created many classic dishes you loved - and then years later not being able to enjoy most of his recipes anymore. That's what happened to Jilly and Jessie Lagasse, daughters of Emeril Lagasse, when they were diagnosed with gluten intolerance. They had to learn to adjust, which meant changing they way they ate, and cooked as well as paying attention to ingredients in new ways.After years of experimentation and searching, Jilly and Jessie discovered that they didn't have to give up the dishes they loved - and the joy of eating and sharing meals - just because they now had a gluten-free lifestyle. With a little bit of inventiveness and perseverance, they found joy and triumph in a gluten-free diet - and no longer feel they're missing a thing!THE GLUTEN-FREE TABLE offers more...
The Night Searchers
By Marcia Muller
When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. However, when she discovers that Jay is involved with the treasure hunting group The Night Searchers, she starts looking into what exactly he and the other participants are up to after dark. As she digs deeper into the Searchers, Sharon joins their ranks in order to find out more-while someone is searching for her.
What Milo Saw
By Virginia Macgregor
A BIG story about a small boy who sees the world a little differentlyNine-year-old Milo Moon has retinitis pigmentosa: his eyes are slowly failing and he will eventually go blind. But for now he sees the world through a pin hole and notices things other people don't. When Milo's beloved gran succumbs to dementia and moves into a nursing home, Milo soon realises there's something very wrong at the home. The grown-ups won't listen to him so with just Tripi, the nursing home's cook, and Hamlet, his pet pig, to help, Milo sets out on a mission to expose the nursing home and the sinister Nurse Thornhill.Insightful, wise and surprising, What Milo Saw is a novel filled with big ideas, simple truths and an emotional message that will resonate with everyone. Milo sees the world in a very special way and it will be impossible for you not to fall in love with him, savour every moment you spend with him and then share his story with everyone you know.
Concealed in Death
By J. D. Robb
There is nothing unusual about billionaire Roarke supervising work on his new property - but when he takes a ceremonial swing at the first wall to be knocked down, he uncovers the body of a girl. And then another - in fact, twelve dead girls concealed behind a false wall. Luckily for Roarke, he is married to the best police lieutenant in town. Eve Dallas is determined to find the killer - especially when she discovers that the building used to be a sanctuary for deliquent teenagers and the parallel with her past as a young runaway hits hard.As the girls' identities are slowly unravelled by the department's crack forensic team, Eve and her staunch sidekick Peabody get closer to the shocking truth...
By Jack Whyte
Born to a divided kingdom. Destined to unite it.AD 1286: The King of Scots is killed, leaving no heir. Twelve-year-old Robert Bruce, heir to the great House of Bruce, comes of age amid the bitter rivalry of Scotland's most powerful nobles to claim the vacant throne.The boy is schooled in the arts of warfare and the manipulation of ruthless and violent men, but when the Scottish Crown is bestowed upon Bruce's greatest enemies, Robert travels with his family to England, swearing feudal loyalty to King Edward Plantagenet - known as 'Longshanks'.But Longshanks's increasing treachery and his brutal attempts to annexe Scotland see Robert turning renegade and returning to his home country. The Battle of Bannockburn lies ahead and a legend is born.This is the story of one man's resistance, and the bravery of a country that would not yield.
By Kelley Armstrong
A life shattered in one moment. Olivia Jones has lived a life of privilege and good fortune. But on the eve of her wedding she discovers two shocking facts. One - she was adopted. Two - her biological parents are notorious serial killers.A young woman forced on the run. With her life in immediate danger, Liv must face reality in the most brutal way. But then she is confronted with a tantalising hope - is it possible her parents are innocent? And the mysterious town that gave her sanctuary. At a price.Arriving at the remote town of Cainsville, Liv believes she has found the perfect place to hide while she fights to discover the truth. But Cainsville is no ordinary town - and Liv's arrival was no accident...
The Shop Girls: Eve's Story
By Ellee Seymour
For Eve, working in Heyworth's department store in Cambridge is a dream come true. Once she steps inside the elegant building - surrounded by beautiful dresses, sumptuous fabrics and glamorous accessories - the hardships and struggles of her own life are temporarily forgotten. Heyworth's is a magical place, where Eve and her friends - in their smart, simple black dresses - serve the fashionable elite of Cambridge, and glimpse lives of style and ease far beyond anything they had ever imagined. It is also a place where hard work and talent are valued, and where these young women can forge a successful career. Set against the backdrop of the closing years of the Second World War, and moving into the 1950s, The Shop Girls perfectly captures the camaraderie and friendship of four ambitious young women working together in a store that offered them an escape from the drudgery of their wartime childhoods. Each of the girls' stories will be individually published from July 2014 in fortnightly serialised ebooks, leading up to the release of the complete edition (with bonus material) in September.