This book offers a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Happy Day features bright, cheery flowers with uplifting sentiments. Each spread features a flower that "flips up" from the page, a brief description of the flower's meaning, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers.
Turn this book into an everlasting garden for your table, desk, or shelf! The pages feature eight pop-up succulents and cacti, along with text describing the characteristics of these beloved plants. Its tranquil green color palette and overall tone conveys a message of serenity and self-care. Simply take the jacket off, pop up the plants, and transform the book into a container garden that looks beautiful when displayed with live plants, but also serves as a perfect substitute for those who lack a green thumb. Succulents in a Book contains a dedication page at the beginning of the book, making it a wonderful gift for housewarmings, graduations, birthdays, Mother's Day, and other celebratory occasions. Plants in this book include: rose pincushion cactus, Mexican gem, Christmas cactus, burro's tail, fairy castle cactus, jade plant, snake plant, and aloe vera. Check out the other books in this trademarked series: Happy Day: A Bouquet in a Book, Thinking of You: A Bouquet in a Book, Party in a Book, and Birds in a Book.
This little gift book turns into a beautiful holiday decoration. Celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah with a unique book that transforms into a menorah to display on a desk, table, or mantle. The pages feature traditional prayers in Hebrew and English, and a retelling of the history of Hanukkah, along with pop-up candles that you can turn up each night of the holiday. Simply take the jacket off, pop up the candles, and turn this book into a fully "lit" menorah--no matches required! Special Features Jacketed hardcover with 24 pages and 8 pop-up elements Full-color illustrations (including metallic silver ink) throughout. Check out the other books in this trademarked series: Happy Day: A Bouquet in a Book, Thinking of You: A Bouquet in a Book, Succulents in a Book, Birds in a Book, Party in a Book and Christmas in a Book.
This unique gift book transforms into a decorative object, featuring ten beloved birds from around the world. Each bird is perched on a die-cut branch that you can "pop up" from the page. Simply take the jacket off, pop up the birds, and turn this book into a whimsical arrangement to display on a desk or shelf. The accompanying text details the special attributes of each bird: the resourcefulness of the Blue Jay, the loyalty of the Bullfinch, and the family devotion of the Inca Jay. A wonderful gift for a bird-watcher or nature enthusiast, this book also features a pop-up "to/from" card, so you can dedicate it to someone special. Birds featured in this book include: Eastern Bluebird, Evening Grosbeak, Bullfinch, Bohemian Waxwing, Superb Starling, Regent Bowerbird, Inca Jay, Gouldian Finch, Northern Cardinal, and Blue Jay. Check out the other books in this trademarked series: Happy Day: A Bouquet in a Book, Thinking of You: A Bouquet in a Book, Succulents in a Book, and Birthday in a Book.
Lily is the daughter of a humble farmer, and to her family she is just another expensive mouth to feed. Then the local matchmaker delivers startling news: if Lily's feet are bound properly, they will be flawless. In nineteenth-century China, where a woman's eligibility is judged by the shape and size of her feet, this is extraordinary good luck. Lily now has the power to make a good marriage and change the fortunes of her family. To prepare for her new life, she must undergo the agonies of footbinding, learn nu shu, the famed secret women's writing, and make a very special friend, Snow Flower. But a bitter reversal of fortune is about to change everything.
This new deluxe eBook edition of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan features more than fifty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. In Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See takes us on a journey back to a captivating era of Chinese history and delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship. In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, an “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she has written a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on the fan and compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. Together they endure the agony of footbinding and reflect upon their arranged marriages, their loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace in their friendship, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their relationship suddenly threatens to tear apart.
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Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all… Four years ago, air force sweethearts Franci Duncan and Sean Riordan reached an impasse. She wanted marriage and a family. He didn't. But a chance meeting proves that the bitter breakup hasn't cooled their sizzling chemistry. Sean has settled down in spite of himself—he's not the cocky young fighter pilot he was when Franci left, and he wants them to try again. After all, they have a history…but that's not all they share. Franci's secret reason for walking away when Sean refused to commit is now three and a half: a redheaded cherub named Rosie who shares her daddy's emerald-green eyes. Sean is stunned—and furious with Franci for the deception. News travels fast in Virgin River, and soon the whole town is taking sides. Rebuilding their trust could take a small miracle—and the kind of love that can move mountains. Look for What We Find by Robyn Carr, a powerful story of healing, new beginnings and one woman's journey to finding the happiness she's long been missing. Order your copy today!