Description : The only thing you cannot plan in life is when and who to fall in love with . . . Raghu likes to show that there is nothing remarkable about his life—loving, middle-class parents, an elder brother he looks up to and plans to study in an IIT. And that’s how he wants things to seem—normal. Deep down, however, the guilt of letting his closest friend drown in the school’s swimming pool gnaws at him. And even as he punishes himself by hiding from the world and shying away from love and friendship, he feels drawn to the fascinating Brahmi—a girl quite like him, yet so different. No matter how hard Raghu tries, he begins to care . . . Then life throws him into the deep end and he has to face his worst fears. Will love be strong enough to pull him out? The Boy Who Loved, first of a two-part romance, is warm and dark, edgy and quirky, wonderfully realistic and dangerously unreal.
Description : In this tender and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant bookseller. "Beautifully written. . . . Full of insight into the nature of tragedy, love, and redemption." --Garth Stein "What a brave and beautiful book this is, about all the human ways to heal a broken heart--through unexpected love, resilient family, and, of course, timeless books." --Liam Callanan Can one unlikely bookshop heal two broken souls? It is 1968 in rural Australia and lonely Tom Hope can't make heads or tails of Hannah Babel. Newly arrived from Hungary, Hannah is unlike anyone he's ever met--she's passionate, brilliant, and fiercely determined to open sleepy Hometown's first bookshop. Despite the fact that Tom has only read only one book in his life, when Hannah hires him to install shelving for the shop, the two discover an astonishing spark. Recently abandoned by an unfaithful wife--and still missing her sweet son, Peter--Tom dares to believe that he might make Hannah happy. But Hannah is a haunted woman. Twenty-four years earlier, she had been marched to the gates of Auschwitz. Perfect for fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Light Between Oceans, The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted cherishes the power of love, literature, and forgiveness to transform our lives, and--if we dare allow them--to mend our broken hearts.
Description : A ‘Love Story’ is made when one falls in love. But, when someone actually fulfills the commitments of love, a ‘Fairy Tale’ comes into existence. ‘Two Broken Hearts,’ is the heart-breaking love story of two school friends, Karan and Saumya. Karan, who glanced upon his love, Saumya, for the first time when he was only eleven years old. The very moment he saw her, he fell head over heels in love with her. But, as much as he loved Saumya, she hated him with equal measure. To impress the girl he adored, he not only changed himself but dedicated his entire life to her. And finally one day, they fell deeply and madly in love with one another. But as they say, good time doesn't last forever. Their love fell prey to the machinations of a selfish love, and the relationship they had nurtured together for years, trembled and fell apart in seconds. What would you do if fate decides to turn the tables on you, and forces you away from your plans to take up a path which you never wanted to tread? If the dreams you envisioned and desired are broken in a matter of seconds, would you stay and fight against your ill luck, or run away from reality, or accept whatever is happening? This book aspires to comfort those who are heartbroken, and make them realize that the end of a relationship doesn't mean the end of the pure emotion of love itself. Life does not stop after a break – up. Rather, it immediately moves on, though, living a new life, without the one we loved, can also seem akin to a walk through hell. This is not just a love story, but the success story of a boy who turned his pain into his strength, to reunite with the love of his life
Description : Shy, reclusive Frankie and her best friend Lou obsess over Thomas G. Longley, as they reverently refer to him, for their entire first two years of medical school. So when he publicly humiliates her at the student bar she is devastated.Ten years later, Frankie has to work in the testosterone driven environment of Cardiology before she can start her palliative care training and, to her dismay, Tom is her boss. Thankfully the subject of her long-term crush doesn't seem to remember her and, given her ability to blend into the background, she's not really surprised. What does surprise her is how cruel he is. Sure he squished her self esteem like a bug at Uni, but the Tom she spent many a pointless lunch break or library session covertly watching seemed easy going and quick to smile; not an uptight, overly critical bully. Between passing out in theatre and being covered head to foot in the bloody vomit of 'Scary Glenda' (A&E's most frequent, frequent flyer), she can't wait to get through the six months. Although she's too timid to tell Tom to jog on when she is his only target, when it's her patients that he starts trampling she decides to grow a backbone, and Tom begins to see that she is not the cold, aloof woman he once thought. Unfortunately his past behaviour is not Tom's only obstacle to gaining Frankie's trust. You see, Frankie knows all about being pushed around. She's dealt with enough verbal and even physical abuse before to last a lifetime, and she's not going to be fooled into thinking that this ruthless alpha male has turned over a new leaf. Luckily for Frankie, Tom is used to getting what he wants. He's determined to make her see herself clearly for the first time in her life and he's just arrogant enough to believe that he can break through her defences. But Frankie has secrets, and a past that is not ready to let her go quite yet ...This book is a full-length contemporary romance / romantic comedy with its own HEA and no cliffhanger.Author BackgroundSusie Tate is a general practitioner now, but she's also spent years as a hospital doctor. Having worked with and treated some real characters in her time and been involved in some pretty bizarre and often hilarious situations, she wanted to use her experience to write what she hopes is a funny, at times heartbreaking story, with a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes in medicine. Warning - this is an adult contemporary romance and does contain some swearing. Susie would love to say that being foul-mouthed is completely out of character for her but...
Description : When her mother begins to worry about the amount of time sixteen-year-old Ruby is spending with her risk-taking boyfriend Travis, her mother makes her attend a weekly book club for seniors that has a bigger impact on Ruby than anyone would have ever imagined.
Description : When best friends Dessy and Veronica arrive in Prague for a prestigious writing workshop, their priorities diverge. Dessy, fragile from a recent breakup, has come to mend her broken heart by honing her craft. Veronica has just dumped her boyfriend and plans to blow off the workshop. She 'd rather master a different craft—boys. Veronica gets right to work on her "man-wall"—one paper cutout for every hot-dude she meets—and embarks on her mission to cover a wall of their dorm by summer's end. At times, Dessy thinks her friend might be a genius. At others, Veronica seems more like an agent of chaos.
Description : Sound familiar? 1. You spot a cute boy (we’ll call him Boy A). 2. You dream about Boy A. 3. You do whatever it takes to make Boy A notice you. 4. Even though Boy A doesn’t pursue you, you hang on to your dream of Boy A until he (a) moves to the North Pole with no access to a cell phone or computer, (b) dies and is buried or cremated, or (c) begins dating another girl. 5. You mend your broken heart by hating Boy A and finding another cute boy (Boy B). You replace Boy A with Boy B and begin all over again . . . Paula has gone through an entire alphabet—and more—of boys over the years. As she shares her journal entries and stories—the good, the bad, and the ugly—you’ll be encouraged to trust God with your love life and buckle up for the ride! Written for teen girls, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl will help you on your own journey from neediness to freedom. Part of the True Woman publishing line, whose goal is to encourage women to exude God’s beauty by embracing his design for womanhood
Description : Can two broken boys find their perfect home? By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is a gorgeously told, powerful story. Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he's ever known. Now Sam's trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he's caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing - each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie. But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him. Heartfelt storytelling, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven.