Serenity Makepeace knows a lot about whole-grain bread, but she doesn't know beans about business. She's expanding her natural foods emporium to sell local handicrafts by mail -- which she hopes will benefit her offbeat artist community in Witt's End, Washington. But she needs a crack financial adviser to make her dream a reality -- so she charms her way into the office of Caleb Ventress, a handsome wolf in conservative clothing. An expert in the art of the deal, Caleb isn't sure what to make of the unconventional Serenity -- but there's no doubt he's attracted. A pass from a paragon of conformity -- even one as handsome as Caleb -- is more than free-spirited Serenity bargained for. But when a lethal blackmailer threatens her plans and perhaps her life, she puts her whole trust in the man who seems her complete opposite -- and the net result might be true love.
This book started as personal memoirs, so that L. E. Dahlke could someday sift through the rubble of his shattered life and hopefully make sense of it all. In a single afternoon his life came crashing down. Less than six months later, he found himself sitting in a friend’s house where he was staying, looking down the barrel of a pistol. He didn’t even have the guts to pull the trigger. He found himself alone and searching, extremely angry and bitter. The people and circumstances that brought him extreme pain have forced him to explore Christianity. With this, he has learned how to become what his wife and family need and desire, and what every church hopes for in a man. Perfection? Not a chance. Just a man who loves God and loves people. How are you doing? Think about it.
American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults" American Library Association "Quick Picks for Young Adults" Martin Anderson and his friends don't like being called losers. But they've been called that for so long even they start to believe it. Until Martin makes an incredible discovery: each of his friends has a special hidden talent. Edgeview Alternative School was supposed to be end of the road. But for Martin and his friends, it just might be a new beginning. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Bestselling author Erica James explores the stories of a potent mix of characters who meet at a creative writers' group. Dulcie Ballantyne knows that creative writers' groups attract an unlikely mix of people, so when she starts up Hidden Talents, she is well prepared for the assortment of people she is bringing together. Beth King is facing empty-nest syndrome as her only son, Nathan, leaves home for university. Jack Solomon, a local estate agent, is having trouble coming to terms with the shock of his wife leaving him for his best friend. Jaz Rafferty is an intensely private seventeen-year-old girl who writes to escape her large, boisterous family. Victor Blackmore is a know-it-all, who claims to be writing the blockbuster novel every publisher will be clamouring for. What they all have in common is a need to escape, as well as a desire to keep their lives as private as possible. As they grow more confident in their writing skills, friendships develop, and gradually they come to realise that a little openness isn't necessarily a bad thing.
I am an advocate of 'self-improvement, the straightening out process and the bigger picture where spirituality is concerned. Even though it may appear; Im a controversial writer, the reality is: I only state clear and precise true facts. In these modern times, I believe that too many people become seriously caught up in this 'global fast paced world' of technology. Most people are trapped in error. Many people dont creatively thrive. Many people are not consciously aware that they are programmed and conditioned to think in a humanistic robotic fast pace way. People become trapped in their ruts. The world is seriously confused. This is a world that is dangerously losing its way. Christian values seriously need to be brought back into the world. In this book, I encourage hobbies and therapy techniques, for the purpose of logic and constructive thoughts. I also analyze conscious thought, open-mindedness and new awarenesss through natural logic and reasoning. In order for a person to break away from distracted error; (a person should use their own intelligence, logic and common sense, find out the absolute truth involving the facts; also use Gods Wisdom; pray, be open minded, find true spiritual direction, also become self educated, learn new awareness & find graceful hope with God.) As a writer, I continue working towards the cause of: a better world. I created some amazing profound parts of this book, through divine providence granted to me from the grace of God.
Release on 2012-04-01 | by Dr. Aparna Chattopadhyay
Over 40 self analysis module to help you bring out your hidden potential and excel in career.
Author: Dr. Aparna Chattopadhyay
Pubpsher: V&S Publishers
With the dawn of the new millennium, the average workplace is becoming more challenging than ever. A better insight into the dynamics of achieving success in one's job and business is the need of the hour. Success when viewed with a positive mental attitude, is a process.It is a journey - not the destination. Explore your own road to success by analyzing, ecognizing, visualizing and mobilizing processes. Success is the process of managing your greatest asset - You. This impressive Self Improvement book authored by Dr. Aparna Chattopadhyay gives you new ways of energising your hidden qualities, potentials and possibilities of success in your business and career arenas to: *Harness creativity & enthusiasm to work more productively and successfully. *Identify your leadership strengths. * Develop skills of management. *Fix up your priorities. *Balance work and leisure. *Control your worries and energize your life. *Dream your way to reality. *Pack the power of positive thinking into your work life. *Harmonize your conflicts at work. *Learn the psycho-tricks of the trade. *Revitalize and sterilize your attitude against all odds. *Become a team player and strengthen cooperation among associates. *Say Hello to success.
Love and mystery have a way of intertwining in unexpected ways in life. In Donald Averill’s short story collection, he traces a journey through the lives of vibrant characters driven by love who suddenly find themselves in the midst of intriguing situations. In “Missing Notes,” a music department graduate student finds an intriguing composition in an old notebook and begins a search for the author. When she and another student look for a missing notebook, they find themselves implicated in a murder investigation. “The Canoe” sees retired mathematician and widower Samuel Kelly recalling past experiences involving his family canoe after seeing a canoe for sale. Following the sale of the canoe, Sam and a former girlfriend rekindle an old relationship and get involved in a holdup. In “Hidden Talents,” Clay Coleman, a young physician, misses a turn and arrives at a secluded farm house where he is attacked. Suffering from amnesia, he works his way along Interstate 84 helping people with medical problems—while his wife searches desperately for him. A seven-year-old boy who thinks he is just living a normal life in 1949 soon realizes that the only way to find out any answers about his grandpa’s past is to ask good questions in “The Pumpkin Tree.” Missing Notes, Hidden Talents, and Other Stories shares four charming stories with important messages about perseverance, courage, and, most importantly, love.