After the Wedding

Author: Roisin Meaney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781444743562
Category: Fiction
Page: 310
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It's the beginning of May on the island of Roone and Nell Mulcahy, having called off her wedding to the handsome Tim Baker, has finally admitted her love for his brother James - a love everyone else on the island recognised long before she did. Now Nell is setting off for County Clare, to a church overlooking the sea, to say 'I do' to the Mr. Baker she was meant for all along. But when James and Nell return to their home after the wedding, they find Roone rocked by the disappearance of a young girl holidaying on the island. As the summer progresses, and Nell and James navigate the ups and downs of life as a married couple - along with Tim's return to Roone - the search for the girl continues. And the island residents discover that everything can change in a single moment. But will happiness be restored before autumn comes?

After the Wedding: From the Number One Bestselling Author

Author: Roisin Meaney
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444743589
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Maeve Binchy fans will love THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER Roisin Meaney's warm storytelling and unforgettable characters. The residents of Roone are getting ready for a summer of love, secrets and drama. After a bumpy start, Nell and James have finally said 'I do' and everything seems to be falling into place. Nell is getting comfortable in her new role as stepmother to James' sixteen-year-old son Andy, she's finally mending fences with her father and she's ready to look to the future. Then Nell's ex-fiancé Tim - her husband James' brother - comes back to Roone, a place he's never liked, and she begins to feel uneasy. As the summer days roll by, and Tim seems in no hurry to return to his wife and daughter, Nell is finding it more and more difficult to enjoy her new beginning. But when the little island of Roone is rocked by the disappearance of a young child, Nell realises that life can change in a single moment. Will happiness be restored before the autumn comes?

What to Do After You Say "I Do"

From the Proposal Through the First Year of Marriage: a Couple's Guide to Building a Healthy Foundation
Author: Marcus Jacob Goldman,Lori J. Goldman
Publisher: Prima Pub
ISBN: 9780761511595
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 239
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Offers advice for newly married couples on dealing with the often difficult adjustment period that occurs in the first year of marriage

Marriage Beyond the Bed

After You Say I Do
Author: Paula Artis,Tommie Artis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 152457404X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 108
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Marriage is a beautiful thing. The purpose of this book is to show and encourage the readers. After the wonderful wedding day and the honeymoon is over, the couple have to be willing to invest in each other to enjoy marriage beyond the bed. We must always remember that in a relationship, we both bring fears, insecurities, and baggage from our cultures and environment. We must leave these things in the past and move forward to unite to become one. Every marriage will have disagreements, challenges, and difficulties. This is part of the process to help us communicate effectively and grow with understanding. Everything in life is secured by its foundation; marriage is no exception. Your foundation must be built to support your marriage as a lifetime investment. There are different forms of communication; choose what is best for you and your spouse. There must be a determination between both partners; this is their lifetime commitment, and they must refuse to allow anything or anyone to separate them. Each one must have something to bring to the table. Acknowledge your expectations for each other, work hard to do your part, and your marriage will last beyond the bed and the honeymoon. Tommie and Paula encourage you to rekindle the marriage flame and keep it burning hot. You can love and be loved again. You can begin again!

The Wedding Vows from Conversations with God

with Nancy Fleming-Walsch
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612830803
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 64
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Honoring the spiritual nature of all beings; this is the essence of the wedding vows from Conversations with God. Thus, these are not simply vows, but something more: an outward manifestation of our deepest inner truth. These vows were spoken by Neale Donald Walsch and Nancy Flemming-Walsch at their own marriage, and are featured in Book 3 of the Conversations with God series. As Neale writes, "We wanted a ceremony that spoke the truth of our hearts, and that allowed us to make promises that we knew we could keep." So, here they are, from Neale and Nancy to you, for use in your own ceremony. Included are wonderful commentaries on love and relationships by Gerald Jampolsky and his wife, Diane Cirincione, and by Marianne Williamson. Also included are meaningful insights on union from the Conversations with God series. May your marriage be blessed.

Some Things To Know About Marriage Before You Have A Wedding

And After Too
Author: Dwayne Emanuel Shigg, Ph.D.
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1468572636
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 116
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This book deals with many of the real issues that will happen in most relationships, such as, dealing with blended families and in-laws. When things change in your life. Marriage is worth it but it is WORK, because happy does not just happen. Having talks about SEX: past activity & present appetites and the two issues that cause many of the problems in most relationships: money and communication. These tools and principles being based on his 30 years of being married, over 30 years of ministry and dealing with couples in personal consultation, teaching in workshops and seminars. Also a special survey, taken exclusively for this book, of couples married from 2-22 years that asked them, what are some things that they wish they knew before they were married?

The Divorce Remedy

The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage
Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684873257
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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In the United States, half of all marriages end in divorce. Therapist Weiner Davis offers couples the keys to acquiring the relationship and communication skills they need to bring their marriages back to life.

Valentino's Pregnancy Bombshell

Author: Amy Andrews
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426875304
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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When Paige buttons up her silk bridesmaid dress she feels beautiful for the first time in years—giving her the courage to take deliciously dangerous Valentino Lombardi's hand on the dance floor. Paige spends one incredible night with Valentino. Until the cold light of dawn reminds her she's a single mom with a daughter who really needs her care. As the sun rises she creeps away. Then Valentino arrives as the new surgeon at her hospital, with his playboy reputation in tow! But the bombshells don't stop here—now Paige must tell Valentino she's expecting his baby….

The Secrets of Happy Families

Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment
Author: Scott Haltzman
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470444832
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 276
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Proven ways to create a more loving family Research proves that happy families are good for health, longevity, peace of mind, productivity, and success. In The Secrets of Happy Families, Scott Haltzman offers an original approach to building family contentment that works for families of all ethnicities and make-ups–two-parent, single-parent, blended, childless, or same-sex couple. He provides a "positive psychology" way of solving family problems through strategy and leadership, including knowing and accepting who you are, taking a leadership role in loving and united relationships, building a network of support in extended families and communities, and making quality time for fun, adventures, holidays, and rituals.

Historical Romance Fiction

Heterosexuality and Performativity
Author: Lisa Fletcher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317121783
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 186
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The first book-length study of romance novels to focus on issues of sexuality rather than gender, Historical Romance Fiction moves the ongoing debate about the value and appeal of heterosexual romance onto new ground, testing the claims of cutting-edge critical theorists on everything from popular classics by Georgette Heyer, to recent 'bodice rippers,' to historical fiction by John Fowles and A.S. Byatt. Beginning with her nomination of 'I love you' as the romance novel's defining speech act, Lisa Fletcher engages closely with speech-act theory and recent studies of performativity. The range of texts serves to illustrate Fletcher's definition of historical romance as a fictional mode dependent on the force and familiarity of the speech act, 'I love you', and permits Fletcher to provide a detailed account of the genre's history and development in both its popular and 'literary' manifestations. Written from a feminist and anti-homophobic perspective, Fletcher's subtle arguments about the romantic speech act serve to demonstrate the genre's dependence on repetition ('Romance can only quote') and the shaky ground on which the romance's heterosexual premise rests. Her exploration of the subgenre of cross-dressing novels is especially revealing in this regard. With its deft mix of theoretical arguments and suggestive close readings, Fletcher's book will appeal to specialists in genre, speech act and performativity theory, and gender studies.

When Gay People Get Married

What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
Author: M. V. Lee Badgett
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814791400
Category: Social Science
Page: 307
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Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s 44th Division (the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) The summer of 2008 was the summer of love and commitment for gays and lesbians in the United States. Thousands of same-sex couples stood in line for wedding licenses all over California in the first few days after same-sex marriage was legalized. On the other side of the country, Massachusetts, the very first state to give gay couples marriage rights, took the last step to full equality by allowing same-sex couples from other states to marry there as well. These happy times for same-sex couples were the hallmark of true equality for some, yet others questioned whether the very bedrock of society was crumbling. What would this new step portend? In order to find out the impact of same-sex marriage, M. V. Lee Badgett traveled to a land where it has been legal for same-sex couples to marry since 2001: the Netherlands. Badgett interviews gay couples to find out how this step has affected their lives. We learn about the often surprising changes to their relationships, the reactions of their families, and work colleagues. Moreover, Badgett is interested in the ways that the institution itself has been altered for the larger society. How has the concept of marriage changed? When Gay People Get Married gives readers a primer on the current state of the same-sex marriage debate, and a new way of framing the issue that provides valuable new insights into the political, social, and personal stakes involved. The experiences of other countries and these pioneering American states serve as a crystal ball as we grapple with this polarizing issue in the American context. The evidence shows both that marriage changes gay people more than gay people change marriage, and that it is the most liberal countries and states making the first move to recognize gay couples. In the end, Badgett compellingly shows that allowing gay couples to marry does not destroy the institution of marriage and that many gay couples do benefit, in expected as well as surprising ways, from the legal, social, and political rights that the institution offers.

English For Engineers With Cd

Author: N.A
Publisher: Foundation Books
ISBN: 9788175963108
Category: English language
Page: 200
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English is fast gaining ground as a major link language and as a means of globalizing information and technology. It has been introduced as a subject of study in engineering colleges so that students can gain adequate proficiency in using the language. English for Engineers hopes to cater to students' needs in professional and academic contexts as well as in day-to-day interactions. The book aims to teach the four language skills, usage and study skills thorugh the interactive mode. Key features A variety of reading texts on topics of interest to young adult learners Interesting and challenging exercises to develop communication skills A companion CD-ROM that contains all the listening texts and provides a good model for students to practise Grammar activity sections, designed as self-study material, to hone the use of certain aspects of language Task Sheets to enable self-learning and self-assessment in learners Built-in flexibility to cater to different learner- levels and interests

What Happens At Christmas

Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1420132687
Category: Fiction
Page: 401
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From a #1 New York Times–bestselling author: An unconventional Victorian lady, a daring deception, and “the perfect holiday treat” (The Chicago Tribune). Camille, Lady Lydingham, requests the pleasure of your company at a festive house party in the English countryside, as she endeavors to coax a marriage proposal from Prince Nikolai Pruzinsky of Greater Avalonia. Given the nature of the hostess’s eccentric relatives ,they will be played by a troupe of actors hired to impersonate a proper Victorian family. What a clever way to fool the prince! And gate-crashing, distractingly handsome first loves like Grayson Elliott are most unwelcome. But nothing about Camille’s charade goes as planned. Tonight, at Millworth Manor, games will be played, motives will be revealed, the masks will come off, and hearts will be lost—and won—in the most romantic, magical season of all. “Alexander’s divine Victorian Christmas confection provides an abundance of wit and warmth.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “With . . . delightfully entertaining characters and an impeccable sense of comic timing worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan, Alexander presents readers with a splendidly sexy holiday gift.” —Booklist

The Once and Future Woman

Author: L.O.V.H. Crowders
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469118297
Category: Fiction
Page: 339
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The Once and Future Woman L.O.V.H. Crowders 19916 Mizner Terrace Ashburn, Virginia 20147 (571) 223-2230 [email protected] We are introduced to a woman who has had a weekend tryst at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. When she awakens, the man has left and the woman finds a handwritten note from him that devastates her. Feeling betrayed, and without thinking, she leaves the hotel in a hurry and is promptly mowed down in the street by a Harley. A handsome stranger stoops down to feel her pulse points to find out whether she is alive or dead, then fumbles through her pursr that has been wrenched from her grasp because of the accident. He is shocked to discover her identity. Moving to the toney suburbs of Washington, we meet the privileged Frances Bittle Adler and her handsome husband, Bill, a high-placed executive, and we meet their four childrenthree gorgeous girls and one handsome sonages 13 to 21. Frances, a college professor, is quite accomplished, and Bill seems to be the ideal husband. But, a malady that has plagued Fran for some time now comes to the fore and causes Bill to have to rush his wife to the hospital the morning after Christmas. We move back to the scene of the first womans accident and find that debris has been cleaned up and the handsome stranger has disappearedalong with the womans purse. At Washington General Hospital, we find that the woman has survived her ordeallargely because of the efforts of Dr. Pete Gregory, a handsome six-foot-six piece of manhood, who apprises her of her injuries and of what steps he will have to take in order to get her back to normalcy. Intermittently, the woman lapses into unconsciousness and has peculiar dreams. In another part of the same hospital, Frances is examined, and protests having to be admitted for tests, but Bill assures her that he and the kids will be fine without her. After a while, the two of them realize that the other bed in the room is occupied by a whizened old woman with grayish cat eyes, Hester Culpepper Rockefeller, who doesnt seem to know where she, who she is, or even what day it is. Francine Hacker, a very attractive, tall African American nurse, comes to attend to the old woman, Hester, who promptly repels her by calling her every name in the book, including the N word. Cut to 1944, and we are made aware of Hesters background and motivations for her behavior. Chapter XIII reveals a great deal about the life of the woman involved in the accident, especially about her relationship with her grandmother, Millie, and about the woman touched by miracles. In the ensuing chapters, we learn that Bill is not the man he seems to be. We are made privy to Francine Hackers enigmatic life. Now, because Hester has passed on, the two women, Fran and LaDeane, are made roommates and, thus, begin a relationship that will last for quite some time. They also get to know nurse Hacker extremely well. And, when LaDeane is released from the hospital, both Frances and Hacker petition to come and see her in her office. LaDeane wonders who will come to see her first as both Hacker and Frances are needy. Because Bill, a bi-coastal husband, has been offered a very powerful position with another corporation headquartered in Washington, DC, he prepares to move back East from Los Angeles where his old company is headquartered. Another chapter marks a special time in Bills life; now he gets to visit his new offices in a prestigious part of Northwest Washington, DC, and having familiarized himself with the layout and having made himself acquainted with those who will work for

The Heart of Esther

Author: Kara Wilson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469197871
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 85
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So many times I look back at my life and wonder what would my life be like if the events in my life would have been different. Its so easy to get into the What if rut in our lives. Through it all, no matter how many times I look back on my life, I can not change my past. Everything that I have gone through, the good and the bad, has made me the person I am today. The situations that I have gone through have helped prepare me for whatever journey is before me

A Box of Dreams

The Collected Dream Doctor Mysteries, Books 1-5
Author: J.J. DiBenedetto
Publisher: Writing Dreams
ISBN: 1311795391
Category: Fiction
Page: 1500
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What if you could see everyone else’s dreams? Sara Barnes has just discovered that she can. And this gift – or curse – will lead her on an extraordinary journey. Follow Sara as her newfound ability leads her into adventures she never imagined. She will hunt down a serial killer, investigate a plot to murder one of her teachers, unravel a conspiracy between a mobster and a corrupt politician and face off against her nemesis: a woman who shares her talent, but uses it to destroy lives rather than save them. And Sara will have to manage all that while finishing college, becoming a doctor and falling in love, too. Here are the first five books of the Dream Doctor Mysteries, along with bonus material created especially for this collection. Included in this set are DREAM STUDENT, DREAM DOCTOR, DREAM CHILD, DREAM FAMILY and WAKING DREAM. In addition, you’ll find the short story BETTY & HOWARD’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE starring Sara’s parents. But most of all, when you open this box of dreams, you’ll find romance, suspense, humor and plenty of heart…

The Rabbi of Worms

Author: M. K. Hammond
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630870838
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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Six-year-old Josef is tormented by bullies. He is rescued from his misery by an older boy, Mosche, who lives in the Jewish quarter of Worms, a city on the Rhein River. The two boys and Mosche's sister Miriam become friends, spending time together as Mosche teaches Josef to read. Miriam herself learns eagerly, though few of her eleventh-century contemporaries think it desirable to educate girls. The boys are excited to meet the beloved Rabbi Scholomo of Troyes. He is called "the rabbi of Worms" by the local Jews since he once studied and taught in their city. Josef and Mosche maintain their friendship, even as "citizen armies" of Christians inflict violence on Jews during the early days of the First Crusade. In a dangerous and chaotic time, Rabbi Scholomo's teachings provide help and solace to those who face horrible dilemmas.

Growing together

the course : a complete marriage preparation programme
Author: Andrew Body
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715141359
Category: Marriage
Page: 112
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Each year 63,000 couples choose to marry in church. Growing Together: The Course is a flexible marriage preparation course for use by church leaders. The course is designed to help couples to develop a shared understanding of their future together through discussion of key issues on married life, and is suitable for those considering marriage or those already engaged and planning a wedding. It can be used alongside the popular Growing Together book which is aimed at the couples themselves. Guidance is provided on using the material with groups of couples over a number of weekly sessions or as a one-day course. Subjects covered include: Past, present and future Reasons for getting married Communication Conflict Spiritual issues Us and them The wedding day Follow-up after the wedding How have we grown - a reunion course A CD-ROM is also included with worksheets, scripts of each session, graphics, a poster and course invitations.