Brad Cutler, twenty-eight, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all … a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancée, and a fairy tale life ahead of him—when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: He must find his old love and make amends. Haunted by the past and confused about the future, he turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption. Three people must work through the repercussions of a decision made long ago before any of them can look toward a new future.
A sailing trip to the Caribbean might sound great, but sixteen-year-old Rachel can't stand being trapped on a small boat with her family. She misses her best friend and feels guilty about leaving her older sister Emma, who lives in a group home. Her father is driving her crazy with his schedules and rules, her brother is miserable, and there is never anyone her own age around. Worst of all, there is nowhere to go when her parents fight. While their boat is being repaired, the family spends a few weeks in a small Bahamian community, where Rachel and Tim discover a secret which turns their world upside down and threatens to destroy the fragile ties that hold their family together.
Blue is the new Grey. Irreverent, poignant, true. This book celebrates the joy and humor of parenthood. The bestselling trilogy instigated a boom of "Fifty Shades" babies. And it turns out, True Love doesn't look quite like you expected. 50-page, full-color, illustrated Seussian book for parents. Like Adam Mansbach's "Go the F**k to Sleep," it's a reality check for new parents. A must-read if reading the E L James trilogy made you a mom. Great baby shower gift. Great Mother's Day gift.
When Nora Banks hides in a hayloft to find a moment of peace, she doesn't expect the man she's loved from afar for years to climb up and join her, or that both their fathers find them in such a compromising situation. The last thing Grayson Cole wants is to be attached to the only woman that's affected him since his late wife. Now that everyone expects him to marry her, can he risk that kind of pain again? Neither Nora nor Grayson plan to go through with the marriage, not when their pasts are obstacles too great to overcome. But when the tides turn and those that demanded the wedding now try pull them apart, they decide to fight it.
Shades of Blue are everywhere in our lives. From the open sky to the rolling ocean, the different shades amount to unique characteristics and depths of vision. New authors Charles and Anne Glogowski invite you to join them as they sail into God's glory seeking 'Plots of Gold, ' and finding God's hand in their everyday lives. Shades of Blue brings the reader from the darkest shades of blue-grays of life into the transforming shades of bright blue leading them to the shores of God's glory, while threads of gold weave in and out through the hidden mysteries. By sharing in the revelations of God to His people through their own personal testimonies, Charles and Anne show the truth of God's live in prose and poetry, helping readers find their own Shades of Blue in this encouraging, inspiring witness of the extraordinary in the ordinary.
The silent epidemic of depression affects millions of people and takes dozens of lives everyday, while our culture grapples with a stigma against open discussion of mental health issues. Editor Amy Ferris has collected these stories to illuminate the truth behind that stigma and offer compassion, solidarity, and hope for all those who have struggled with depression. Contributors to Shades of Blue include: Barbara Abercrombie Sherry Amatenstein Chloe Caldwell Jimmy Camp Debra LoGuercio DeAngelo Marika Rosenthal Delan Hollye Dexter Beverly Donofrio Beth Bornstein Dunnington Matthew Ebert Betsy Graziani Fasbinder Zoe FitzGerald Carter Pam L. Houston David Lacy Patti Linsky Mark S. King Caroline Leavitt Karen Lynch Lira Maywood C.O. Moed Mark Morgan Linda Joy Myers Christine Kehl O’Hagan Jennifer Pastiloff Ruth Pennebaker Angela Giles Patel Alexa Rosalsky Elizabeth Rosner Kathryn Rountree Kitty Sheehan Jenna Stone judywhite Samantha White Shades of Blue brings the conversation around depression and sadness into the open with real, first-hand accounts of depression and mental health issues, offering empathy to all those who have been affected by these issues. It’s time to scream out loud against this silent annihilator: We are not alone.
After several months of successful work in London and Amsterdam with American expatriate Fletcher Paige, musician Evan Horne returns to the states and settles in the San Francisco Bay Area. There he reunites with his girlfriend, FBI agent, Andie Lawrence. And Evan quickly makes inroads into the Bay Area jazz scene. Life is good until a phone call from a Los Angeles attorney turns his life upside down. Evan's old friend and former mentor, pianist Calvin Hughes, has died and named Evan as his sole beneficiary. Hughes has left him his small Hollywood house, money, and all of his possessions. But when Evan begins to play through some hand-written sheet music, he recognizes one as a song from the landmark Miles Davis recording Birth of the Cool, and another from Kind of Blue. Evan is soon on a whirlwind journey across the country to find answers from his family and to confront his mother. Was Calvin Hughes the uncredited composer of one or both of these tunes, or was it simply Hughes's transcriptions from the recordings? What was her relationship with Calvin Hughes? And just how did Jazz come into the equation?
To be cursed is one thing, to be loved is another, but they are exactly the same. Melinda is only 15, but she’s forced to face the fact that she is no longer her own. She is Tyler’s, at first because she has no option, but by the end she would never want to be anyone else’s. The sexy, fun, and mysterious Tyler steals Melinda away and the only thing she wants is to hate him, but she has no choice in the matter. Her love for her beautiful blue eyed boy is inevitable. Hate, love, pain, lust, aren’t they all the same.
In every hood there is, always ghetto superstars. Meet Candis, Nia, and Eva three divas from the hood of Miami, Florida. Candis (Candy), the hood chocolate Barbie, ex-stripper, video model every man’s and woman’s fantasy. Candy’s rule is Money over Everything and she doesn't care where, or who it comes from. Nia, every man’s perfect wife, smart, sexy and always a lady. C.E.O of one of Miami’s newest modeling agencies. Nia, the friend every female should have, loyal, and voice of reason. Eva, youngest member of the crew, pretty young and naïve, who’s trying to find herself and the one thing she never had a family. On the outside they have it all, money, bodies, and men which will give them the world. But even divas, has secrets and between the three, the secrets they hold can get them killed. But by sticking together having each other back they’re some bad bitches. But, it comes a point when every hood diva out grows the hood, and want the happily ever after. When one of the divas is taken by surprise when she falls in love again, only to have her heart broken again, as she turns back to her hood ways causing her to go after who causes her pain. Which cause a lot of old and new secrets to come out. With life quickly unraveling the divas have to choose between secrets, friends, or freedom….
An introductory military history of the American Civil War, Shades of Blue and Gray places the 1861-1865 conflict within the broad context of evolving warfare. Emphasizing technology and its significant impact, Hattaway includes valuable material on land and sea mines, minesweepers, hand grenades, automatic weapons, the Confederate submarine, and balloons. The evolution of professionalism in the American military serves as an important connective theme throughout. Hattaway extrapolates from recent works by revisionists William Skelton and Roy Roberts to illustrate convincingly that the development of military professionalism is not entirely a post-Civil War phenomenon. The author also incorporates into his work important new findings of recent scholars such as Albert Castel (on the Atlanta Campaign), Reid Mitchell (on soldiers' motivation), Mark Grimsley (on "hard war"), Brooks D. Simpson (on Ulysses S. Grant), and Lauren Cook Burgess (on women who served as soldiers, disguised as men). In addition, Hattaway comments on some of the best fiction and nonfiction available in his recommended reading lists, which will both enlighten and motivate readers. Informative and clearly written, enhanced by graceful prose and colorful anecdotes, Shades of Blue and Gray will appeal to all general readers.
(Guitar Recorded Versions). Matching guitar folio to Bonamassa's 2014 release with 11 tracks, including a cover of Hendrix's "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" and 10 originals: Oh Beautiful * Love Ain't a Love Song * I Gave Up Everything for You 'Cept the Blues * Trouble Town * and more.
This little book is a product of self therapy. Writing is very therapeutic, a whistling pressure relief valve on a neglected pressure cooker. There are no vegetables in my vessel only a mixture of anger, love, disappointment, unrequited love and passion...all rendered down to a nice anxious broth - mop it up! Enjoy! Steve.
It is 1960 in Skowhegan, Maine. Libby Carlow is a precocious and curious sixteen-year-old who often wonders why she looks different than everyone else in her family. When an unexpected trip to Texas prompts Libby to meet an uncle she never knew existed, she has no idea of what lies ahead. It is soon revealed that Libby’s uncle Earle was a pilot, shot down during the Second World War and eluded capture by the Germans. As the reader is transported back to1944, Earle offers insight into his perilous journey over the Pyrenees, draws attention to the bravery of the men and women of the French Resistance, and highlights the heroism and friendships that existed among those missing in action, resistance fighters, locals, and within the Catholic Church. But it is not until tragedy strikes that the truth is finally revealed to Libby about her true identity. Many Shades of Blue is the extraordinary story of an American pilot’s experiences during the Second World War as the past collides with the present and answers a young woman’s questions about her birth.