Sometimes, finding love the second time around turns out to be more of a comedy than a romance...Susie has just come out of a long-term marriage. It's 2006 and Britain is booming. With her divorce concluded and financially secure she's ready to launch herself back into the dating scene. But what will she find?With the kids grown up and freed from the fetters of a control freak husband (whom her mother jokingly refers to as Saddam), she applies her lip gloss, squeezes herself into her miracle pants and naively re-enters the dating world with her two best friends: Kim (the sexually knowledgeable divorcee) and Alison (the dreamy romantic).Join Susie and her friends on their search to find “The One”. The comical journey includes escaping from ageing lotharios, fending off hot-blooded toyboys and the discovery of a surprise cure for labyrinthitis. Meantime, Susie's mum finds great hilarity in her daughter's romantic quest. In her optimistic attempts to find love Susie undertakes every form of dating imaginable including Europe's last Matchmaking Festival in Ireland. Along the way she gamely explores ways to tackle the “Seventy Signs of Ageing”, takes herself off on a journey of self-discovery to the Far East, and reflects on just what love is.Then comes the credit crunch...Discover what implications this has for Susie's life, love and career. One thing's for sure though – she keeps on laughing."Don't Forget Your Miracle Pants!" is a true to life romantic comedy about dating, friendship, work, family, the survival of hope over experience and the politics of love.REVIEWS: “Was a fab book to read on my daily commute. A feel good journey that I'm sure most of us can relate to in one way or other. A well recommended read.” “A very well written book, easy to read and so funny you need your miracle pants when reading it!”“A fab and funny read. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. Lovely, light-hearted, witty book. Hope there's more to come from this lady.”“What a fantastic read. I was researching this very subject and stumbled across this title and although I am a man the book cuts across all genders perfectly which is not an easy thing to do. Guys will love it as it's not biased against them per se. It's very funny and witty. One of the best dating books on kindle to date. You won't be disappointed!”UPDATE:Susie has a milestone year on the horizon. So she decides to throw sand in the face of old Father Time and resolves to make the most of her birthday year. She's older and definitely wiser now – and when it comes to love she discovers that just like football, it's a game of two halves. The show's not over until the fat lady sings; or rather the referee blows the whistle. Will she end up on the winning side or on the substitutes' bench? Find out the full-time result in the sequel, "Don't Forget Your Booster Bra!" One thing's for sure - she has a ball!
Sometimes, finding love the second time around turns out to be more of a comedy than a romance...Susie has a milestone birthday coming up. She's older and definitely wiser now – and when it comes to love she discovers that just like football, it's a game of two halves. The first half, “Don't Forget Your Miracle Pants”, was a catalogue of romantic errors. Finding “The One” had turned out to be an own goal. But she's got some new tactics in her game plan for the second half. Still on her team are her best pal Cougar Kim, her daughter Holly and her down-to-earth mum who pokes fun at Susie's romantic blunders. But the love match heats up when Suse tangles with tents, tiramisu and Scotland's top male stripper.Find out the full-time result in the next episode of “Don't Forget... ” “Taylor-Justice holds a mirror up to contemporary middle-aged love, life and dating. Witty and entertaining, her book is timely and true to life.”
Humorous Romance From a Bestselling Author When Britisher Lady Sydney Hathwell's father dies, the American who planned to wed her suddenly reneges. Stranded in America and penniless, Sydney contacts a relative in Texas who, mistaking her male-sounding name, invites his "nephew" to join him on his ranch. "Big Tim" Creighton, however, is appalled when this mincing fop arrives at Forsaken. He determines he'll turn Fancy Pants Hathwell into a man before the boss returns home. From the get-go, he has "the kid" mucking stalls, clearing and plowing a field, and assisting with a difficult calving. But when Sydney's true identity is uncovered, Tim resents being deceived. Yet in time, he also finds that he doesn't like all the attention Sydney garners now that she's wearing pretty gowns... Together Sydney and Tim will discover the importance of family and what it means to be a man--and a woman--of God.
Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.
Author: S. E. Hinton
50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Paul Gallico
One small town… Whoever said a broken heart was the end of the world had never met Milla Brady! In desperate need of a distraction, she sets her sights on reviving her parents' bakery. But when a tall, handsome blast from the past turns up, Milla's calm feathers are distinctly ruffled! One big miracle! Ed Cavanaugh could only watch when his brother walked all over Milla's dreams—he always knew she deserved better. So, seeing her looking beautiful and content, he promises not to leave Bellaroo Creek until he tells her what he wanted to say all those years ago….
Larry Barnes has made a spectacular discovery--an invisible portal to a parallel universe, where Burger King is Burger Queen, cell phones are huge, and his hometown doesn't look anything like the place where he lives. When Larry returns, he tells his best friend, Kevin, who convinces him to re-enter The Portal. What could go wrong? This time, Larry and Kevin enter a world devoid of modern technology, where "America" doesn't exist, and New England is losing the war against Canada and New Portugal. Unable to get back to The Portal, they offer their knowledge to the New England army in order to survive and gain hope of returning home. But when the ambitious lieutenant using their services discovers just how valuable Larry and Kevin's knowledge is, he changes the plan. THE PORTAL SERIES, in order Portal Terra Barbarica THE LAST PI SERIES (Science Fiction), in order Dover Beach The Distance Beacons Where All The Ladders Start OTHER TITLES by Richard Bowker Senator Replica Forbidden Sanctuary
The #1 New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen
In the small Colorado town of Summit View, a surprising multi-generational mix of women from Grace Church meet once a week to pass a hot dish and to pray. But the Potluck Club, as they call themselves, is a recipe for disaster when they send up enough misinformed prayers to bring down a church. And the funny thing: the more they pray, the more troubles seem to come their way. It isn't until they invite God to the table that they discover friendship is the spice of life, and a little dash of grace, just like salt, goes a long way. With charming, down-home characters, humor, poignancy, and a recipe in every chapter, The Potluck Club will keep readers hungering for more.
As women, sometimes we’re running so fast that we forget to do the things that will most revive our spirits and renew our hearts. In The One Year Sweet and Simple Moments with God Devotional, Kim Newlen shares heart-lightening insights she’s gathered from pausing and listening to God in her day-to-day life, encouraging us all to take a sweet and simple moment to be still with God every day. When we do, we’ll be surprised at how much of a difference it will make in everything else! This year, make every moment count through spending sweet and simple time with the One who can carry your burdens best.
Perfect for fans of Divergent, this series is about a civilization where negative emotions have been erased, creating a world of mindless drones where only those with fury can survive. Eighteen-year-old Josephine Luquet wakes up naked and covered in blood on the same day every year—when the blood moon is full. Josi has not responded to the Cure—an immunization against anger mandated by the government—and believes herself to be a threat to others. Then she meets Luke. Luke has had the Cure but seems different from the other "drones"—and he's dead set on helping Josi discover the truth about herself before the next blood moon. But time is running out. Is Luke willing to risk his life to be near her? Does he truly understand what violence she is capable of? Raw and full of passion, Fury is a story of love in a dystopian world, and how much we are willing to forgive in the struggle to remember our humanity.