After the Wedding


Author: Roisin Meaney
Publisher: Hachette Ireland
ISBN: 1444743589
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Maeve Binchy fans will love THE IRISH 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?

After the Wedding


Author: Roisin Meaney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781444743579
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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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?

Before You Say "I Do"®

A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples
Author: H. Norman Wright,Wes Roberts
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736961119
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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Is marriage on your mind? Have you found "the one"? This popular and helpful workbook is designed to strengthen your love relationship and deepen your bond. You'll find all you need for fun and thoughtful discussions as you explore vital areas, including: What does the Bible teach about marriage? What makes you feel loved? How do you handle conflicts? Do you plan to have children? Why or why not? What are your priorities when it comes to money? Drawn from years of marriage preparation seminars and counseling sessions, these insightful questions will help you build a solid future together. With Jesus as your cornerstone, your partner and you can create a loving, successful marriage. More than 500,000 couples helped!

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

The Science of Happily Ever After

What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love
Author: Ty Tashiro
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 037389290X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 278
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Examines the science behind choosing a mate and reveals actionable tips for finding love, in an exploration that draws on research from such fields as demography, sociology, and psychology.

If It Was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon

Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Marri ed
Author: Jenna McCarthy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545003
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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"Hilarious, smart, and utterly addicting. Watch out, Nora Ephron." -Valerie Frankel Jenna McCarthy presents an uproarious but insightful peek behind the curtains at the unholy state of matrimony. With ballsy wit and bawdy humor, she explores everything from male domestic idiocy and the frustrating misfires in spousal communication to how to stay true to the peskiest of vows: forsaking all others. Part in-your-face guide, part brutal confession, this book is a must-read manifesto on surviving marriage in an age when everyone seems to live forever and getting a divorce is as easy as ordering a latte.

After You Say "I Do"

Making the Most of Your Marriage
Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736934103
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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Couples will find a wealth of ideas for enriching their future together in this updated classic. Includes resolving conflicts, setting goals, handling finances, and building healthy in-law relationships.

Getting Ready for the Wedding

All You Need to Know Before You Say I Do
Author: N.A
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310858801
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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How do we know when we're ready for marriage? What's the secret to having a great engagement? How can we get married without drowning in debt? Where better to turn for answers than those who have gone before -- experts in the area of marriage, relationships, and finance who know from experience what it takes to make the days leading up to the wedding (and the years that follow) a success! How to Know When You're Ready for Marriage--Les & Leslie Parrot - Secrets to Having a Great Engagement--David & Claudia Arp - Getting Married Without Drowning in Debt--Ron Blue - What to Do With Wedding Jitters--Robert & Rosemary Barnes - Making Your Wedding More Than a Ceremony--David & Jan Stoop - How to Have a Great Wedding Night--Cliff & Joyce Penner - Getting Married When Your Parents Don’t Approve--John Trent - How to Handle the Wedding Bell Blues--H. Norman Wright - For Those Getting Married Again--Thom Whiteman - After the Honeymoon--Les & Leslie Parrott

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.

An American Marriage

A Novel
Author: Tayari Jones
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616207604
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION “One of my favorite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it’s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon . . . An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.” —Barack Obama “Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —The New York Times Book Review “Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —USA Today “A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —People “Compelling.” —The Washington Post “Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —Elle Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.

A Little Bit Married

How to Know When It's Time to Walk Down the Aisle or Out the Door
Author: Hannah Seligson
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738214515
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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Quiz: Are You “A Little Bit Married”? We’ve been dating for more than a year. I talk on the phone with his parents. We go on vacations with each other’s families. We’re planning to live together (or already do). I often wonder, “Where is this going?” Do I just wait around? How can I be sure this person is really “The One”? If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. It’s the dawning of an age when we’re not in any hurry to reach the milestones—house, spouse, and kids—that once marked adulthood, although we’d like to get there . . . soon. In this practical, no-holds-barred guide, Hannah Seligson delivers an eye-opening look at why serial long-term relationships have become the new romantic rite of passage. From making life-changing sacrifices for your partner to dealing with doubts, Seligson explains how to make the most of this ambiguous state, including: • What are the signs s/he’s ready for long-term commitment? • How do you make decisions about careers, cohabitation, and religion when there isn’t a ring? • What’s the best way to mention the “M” word to a commitment-phobe? • How long should you stay A Little Bit Married before tying the knot . . . or moving on? Combining expert advice with compelling anecdotes, A Little Bit Married will provide you with the roadmap you need to survive the life stage post–“Let’s Do It!” and pre–“I Do.”

The Last Week of May: The Number One Bestseller


Author: Roisin Meaney
Publisher: Hachette Ireland
ISBN: 1444725610
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER -- a warm engrossing tale of friendship and new beginnings ... 'Like chatting with a good friend over a cup of tea' Irish Mail on Sunday May O'Callaghan has decided that life's too short and she's decided to throw in the towel in her predictable nine-to-five job. Now what? As May fits into her new life we meet her friend Pam and her husband Jack - but why is Pam terrified to tell Jack that she's pregnant? And then there's Denis and Bernard, May's next-door neighbours, going about their business oblivious to the deadly threat that lurks close by. There's Paddy, who lives on his own yet never seems to be at home. And Paul, three doors up, willing to risk everything for an affair with Carmel, the young teacher who has yet to learn that there's a price to pay for having something that shouldn't be yours. But what May can't figure out is who gave her the beautiful shell necklace and was it really meant for her? On this one particular week, all is about to change for the inhabitants of Kilpatrick and May discovers that while only love can break your heart, only love can put it back together.

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.

A Book About Love


Author: Jonah Lehrer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476761396
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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“Jonah Lehrer has a lot to offer the world….The book is interesting on nearly every page….Good writers make writing look easy, but what people like Lehrer do is not easy at all.” —David Brooks, The New York Times Book Review Science writer Jonah Lehrer explores the mysterious subject of love. Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer’s A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives. Love confuses and compels us—and it can destroy and define us. It has inspired our greatest poetry, defined our societies and our beliefs, and governs our biology. From the way infants attach to their parents, to the way we fall in love with another person, to the way some find a love for God or their pets, to the way we remember and mourn love after it ends, this book focuses on research that attempts, even in glancing ways, to deal with the long-term and the everyday. The most dangerous myth of love is that it’s easy, that we fall into the feeling and then the feeling takes care of itself. While we can easily measure the dopamine that causes the initial feelings of “falling” in love, the partnerships and devotions that last decades or longer remain a mystery. This book is about that mystery. Love, Lehrer argues, is not built solely on overwhelming passion, but, fascinatingly, on a set of skills to be cultivated over a lifetime.

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 first two years of marriage

foundations for a life together
Author: Thomas N. Hart,Kathleen Fischer Hart
Publisher: Paulist Pr
ISBN: 9780809125531
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 132
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Identifies common marriage problems, offers advice about communication, personality differences, intimacy, family life, and parenthood, and discusses the spiritual aspects of marriage

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….

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

Seven Questions to Ask Before -- and After -- You Marry
Author: Les and Leslie Parrott
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310346290
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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More than a million couples can’t be wrong! And with this updated edition of their award-winning book, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you launch lifelong love like never before. This is more than a book—it’s an experience, especially when you use the his/her workbooks filled with more than 40 fun exercises. Get ready for deeper intimacy with the best friend you’ll ever have. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, in more than 15 languages, is the most widely used marriage prep tool in the world. Uncover the misbeliefs of marriage Learn to communicate with instant understanding Discover the secret to resolving conflict Master the skills of money management Get your sex life off to a great start A compelling video, featuring real-life couples, is available, and with this updated edition Les and Leslie unveil the game-changing SYMBIS Assessment. Now you can discover how to leverage your personalities for a love that last a lifetime. Make your marriage everything it is meant to be. Save your marriage—before (and after) it starts.

Life Drawing For Beginners


Author: Roisin Meaney
Publisher: 5 Spot
ISBN: 1455504076
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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From the author of Semi-Sweet comes a delightful new novel about the art of friendship, love, and (still) life. When Audrey Matthews offers an evening class in life drawing, all she's looking for is a little extra pocket money and something to fill her Tuesday nights. So she hires a model and recruits five students - each of whom have their own reason for being there. For Zarek, a Polish immigrant, the class is a welcome distraction and a place to escape his dull cafe job and noisy roommate. Then there's the handsome, mysterious James who has moved to the small town of Carrickbawn looking for a new start for himself and his daughter. He's vowed to keep to himself, but then his interest in Jackie, the class model and single mom, takes a more personal turn. While Audrey has just fallen in love -- with the adorable puppy in the window of the local pet shop. Will she be put off by the store's brusque owner or does she find out that his bark is worse than his bite? As the weeks pass, it becomes clear to the members of the drawing class that their fellow students aren't exactly who they seem...

Marry Him

The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough
Author: Lori Gottlieb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101185209
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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An eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call for single women about getting real about Mr. Right. You have a fulfilling job, great friends, and the perfect apartment. So what if you haven’t found “The One” just yet. He’ll come along someday, right? But what if he doesn’t? Or what if Mr. Right had been, well, Mr. Right in Front of You—but you passed him by? Nearing forty and still single, journalist Lori Gottlieb started to wonder: What makes for lasting romantic fulfillment, and are we looking for those qualities when we’re dating? Are we too picky about trivial things that don’t matter, and not picky enough about the often overlooked things that do? In Marry Him, Gottlieb explores an all-too-common dilemma—how to reconcile the desire for a happy marriage with a list of must-haves and deal-breakers so long and complicated that many great guys get misguidedly eliminated. On a quest to find the answer, Gottlieb sets out on her own journey in search of love, discovering wisdom and surprising insights from sociologists and neurobiologists, marital researchers and behavioral economists—as well as single and married men and women of all generations.