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.”
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
High school sophomore Toby Klein enjoys computer hacking and wearing combat boots, so she thinks it is a joke when she is invited to join the cheerleading squad but soon learns cheering is just a cover for an elite group of government operatives known asthe Squad.
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
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.
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.
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era. Includes reading-group guide. Reissue. A #1 best-selling novel.
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
Bud, Not Buddy
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
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
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.
Miss Kane's Christmas
Author: Caroline Mickelson
Publisher: Bon Accord Press
With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’. Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?