heartbreaking story of her second marriage to a wonderful man who she lost to
an aggressive form of cancer after only three years of being together ... The Best
of Us could have been solely a testimony of hurt and despair, but Maynard injects
Author: Joyce Maynard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of the Year List Indie Next Pick "For Reading Groups" From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--to be a true partner and to have one. This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.
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Author: Sarah Pekkanen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Paradise isn’t quite what it seems as four college friends meet for an island vacation in this captivating new novel from the acclaimed author of These Girls. An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica—it’s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie is shattered by the news that a genetic illness runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband’s infidelity. And, finally, there’s Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her wealthy husband an unforgettable thirty-fifth birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks already splitting apart their new marriage. Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to reevaluate everything she knows about her friends—and herself.
You are the best inlaws any husband could ever have. Thank you for always
being there for us. To Mom, Dad, Delisa, Cherie and Tami Jean. We are not an
expressive family in words or outward displays of affection. But this book could
Author: Tim Ferguson
Publisher: WestBow Press
This book is not a how-to book. It is a book of spiritual, emotional, and practical principles to help guide all who deal daily with difficult parenting decisions. It is written to help parents who are just beginning their journey, as well as those who have years of experience. It is a book for blended families, single moms and dads, and grandparents or close relatives who have been assigned the responsibility of guiding a child successfully along the path toward their God-given destiny.
Clergy Sexual Failure--The Church's Hidden Sin Dwight A. Perry, Elizabeth O.
Pierre. Elizabeth O. Pierre Even the Best of Us CLERGY SEXUAL FAILURE —
THE CHURCH'S HIDDEN SIN Even the Best of Us Even the Best of Us. Dwight A.
Author: Dwight A. Perry
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Swaggert, Hybels, Page, Haggard, Bakker, Farewell, McDonald—all names of famous ministers who over the past thirty-five years have fallen from their platforms of significant ministry and brought hurt and confusion to their families and followers due to sexual failure. Even the Best of Us is written by two veterans of the church whose combined professional ministry experience spans more than sixty years. In addition, Perry and Pierre write from both the perspectives of two persons of color and from the perspectives of difference in gender. Both have seen firsthand the pain of clergy sexual failure and want to see their book help not only congregations and clergy who have experienced the devastation of a clergy sexual failure, but those who could experience this in future, for as they say, even the best of us can succumb to the devastating lies of the enemy of our soul. Whether you are a pastor, parachurch leader, lay leader, or parishioner within a congregation you will thoroughly enjoy this clear and revealing entry into a conversation that few in the church address—the reality of clergy sexual failure and how we can prevent it.
Lead Us Not Into Temptation is a fictional book that looks into the issues of sin, not in the world, but in the church.
Author: Destry Dokes
Lead Us Not Into Temptation is a fictional book that looks into the issues of sin, not in the world, but in the church. Candace Gibson wanted a small portion of the so-called good life. She just didn't know what this life consisted of and how to go about getting it. She thought this meant being a part of one of the so-called prestigious committees. She wanted to be invited to the prestigious parties, and most of all, she wanted to have a prestigious friend. In fact, Candace wanted everything she never had. Suddenly, she had a small chance at getting what she thought of as the perfect life, but there was a cost. Did this chance of a lifetime mean that she would give up a lifetime of religious upbringing by her grandmother? Would she make the same mistakes her mother had made, or would she yield not to temptation and at the same time, turn her back on her dreams?
You take every opportunity to spend time together and make him fall in love with you. The Best of Us is a best friend's brother, opposites attract, and snowed-in together standalone romance.
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
What happens when the biggest blizzard of the year hits and you’re trapped in a cabin with your best friend’s brother? You take every opportunity to spend time together and make him fall in love with you. The Best of Us is a best friend's brother, opposites attract, and snowed-in together standalone romance.
In Sullivan’s Crossing, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr has created a place where good people, powerful emotions, great humor and a healthy dose of common sense are the key ingredients to a happy life.
Author: Robyn Carr
In Sullivan’s Crossing, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr has created a place where good people, powerful emotions, great humor and a healthy dose of common sense are the key ingredients to a happy life. Sullivan’s Crossing brings out the best in people. It’s a place you’ll want to visit again and again. Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. It is a much-needed change of pace from her stressful life in Chicago. The only drawback is she misses her aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. But it’s time that Leigh has her independence, and she hopes the beauty of the Colorado wilderness will entice her aunt to visit often. Helen Culver is an independent woman who lovingly raised her sister’s orphaned child. Now, with Leigh grown, it’s time for her to live life for herself. The retired teacher has become a successful mystery writer who loves to travel and intends to never experience winter again. When Helen visits Leigh, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to sorting out her love life. But the biggest surprise comes when Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan’s Crossing and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person. Helen and Leigh will each have to decide if they can open themselves up to love neither expected to find and seize the opportunity to live their best lives.
Don't miss this breathtaking new series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss as she explores the dramatic origins of Jason Anspach & Nick Cole's GALAXY'S EDGE universe.
Author: Karen Traviss
Half the world is a wasteland: the other half is on borrowed time. The West has been devastated by epidemics, bio-terrorism, war, and famine. Asia has shut its borders to keep the threats at bay, and some with power and influence have already abandoned Earth. Now an escape route a century in the making - the Nomad mission - finally offers hope to a small town and a secret research centre hidden in a rural American backwater. Shrouded in lies and concealed even from the research centre's staff, Nomad is about to fulfil its long-dead founder's vision of preserving the best of humanity to forge a new future. But who decides who's worthy? The mission is now in the hands of a unique AI called Solomon, and an encounter with a band of military veterans reshapes his plans for mankind's future after the arrival of a scientist with a grudge threatens the whole mission. Don't miss this breathtaking new series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss as she explores the dramatic origins of Jason Anspach & Nick Cole's GALAXY'S EDGE universe.
Viola Freeland-Graham and her family have suffered the abrupt loss of her youngest brother.
Author: Nakeia Council-Daniels
Publisher: Xulon Press
Viola Freeland-Graham and her family have suffered the abrupt loss of her youngest brother. Confused and bewildered, they try feebly to put the pieces back together but that proves to be harder than they could imagine. Decades later the wounds haven't healed. Her parent's lives were turned upside down. Her siblings are farther apart than ever. Depression from the loss of her brother weighs heavily on her family and their relationships, including her marriage to her high school sweetheart Marcus Graham. Marcus Graham and his family have dwindled in number to almost nothing. After the death of his parents and abandonment by his eldest brother, he determines to handle life alone. A self-made man, he has a thriving business and the picture-perfect lifestyle. But when Viola discovers his dark secrets the fire is turned up on the burning ship that is their marriage. Will their love be able to endure the volcano about to erupt in their lives?
But everything and everyone Lolo loves seems to disappear leaving her more and more vulnerable. The sudden death of her father (did she kill both her parents?) reveals a man she never knew. How could there be so much bad in the best of us?
Author: Cheryl Robillard
"Life is suffering so no use building a shrine to it." Loretta Nelson, or Lolo as she likes to be called, is no stranger to loss. It began with the death of her mother during childbirth; a crime for which her drunk of a father blames her. He wants nothing to do with her except to degrade and abuse, pawning her off on her nanny, Miss Sarah, then his secretary Margaret, and finally the Sisters at Blessed Sacrament boarding school. Life gets better, life gets worse, life goes on, and she manages to survive. It's the late 1950s and early '60s in a small Midwestern town. Lolo wants a family, but more than that, she wants someone to love her for who she is, not the killer her father accuses her of being. This quest for love, by a desperate child who barely knows what love is, weaves a story of lies, theft, sexual exploration, and child abuse. All of it secrets she must keep behind a facade of humor and bravado. But everything and everyone Lolo loves seems to disappear leaving her more and more vulnerable. The sudden death of her father (did she kill both her parents?) reveals a man she never knew. How could there be so much bad in the best of us?
Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Ostiagard Press
“When I ran away, aged seventeen, I didn’t do it for the usual reasons...I did it because I was looking for adventure.” My name is Mira Brand, and I'm a Seeker – a treasure hunter who can cross between worlds seeking long-forgotten treasure hoards of ancient races. My home is London, but I work in the worlds beneath our own, seeking after my own fortune. Except for the time I had to pay a debt to Lady Angelica, the most powerful sorcerer in my world. But there was glory in it for me, and danger as well, so of course I was all in. The only problem was...it came at a time when my little family was already falling apart at the edges...and by the time I got done, I had wonder...would there even be anyone left?
Devoted almost entirely to his life as a soldier, Grant's Memoirs traces the trajectory of his extraordinary career - from West Point cadet to general-in-chief of all Union armies.
Author: Ulysses Simpson Grant
Faced with failing health and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former president wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future - and won himself a unique place in American letters. Devoted almost entirely to his life as a soldier, Grant's Memoirs traces the trajectory of his extraordinary career - from West Point cadet to general-in-chief of all Union armies. For their directness and clarity, his writings on war are without rival in American literature, and his autobiography deserves a place among the very best in the genre.
Is Brian Doyle the most passionate Catholic storyteller in America? This new compilation provides evidence that he is.
Author: Brian Doyle
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Is Brian Doyle the most passionate Catholic storyteller in America? This new compilation provides evidence that he is. Here are some of his best stories from various publications throughout the world in which he explores the promise of Catholicism in America that he has experienced and observed from his childhood through today.
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Here, acclaimed American historians - among them, Max Boot, Douglas Brinkley, and Stanley Karnow - tell the dramatic story of America's war in Vietnam.
Author: Edwin S. Grosvenor
Publisher: New Word City
Here, acclaimed American historians - among them, Max Boot, Douglas Brinkley, and Stanley Karnow - tell the dramatic story of America's war in Vietnam. It's all here - from the first American deaths in Vietnam and the controversial Gulf of Tonkin attack to the Tet offensive, the My Lai massacre, and, finally, the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.