Description : Adrienne prides herself for being smart, prim and proper. She doesn't go against the rules of society and refuse to even take a shot of Tequila. In other words: Conservative. Boring.Instead of having fun and letting her spirit run free, she spent almost all her life trying to gain her mother's approval, measuring up to her sister's greatness, and proving herself worthy of her boyfriend's love and attention. She's been lying to everybody, including herself, about who she really was.But no matter what she does, she just can't seem to live up to their expectations. And then she got fed up and decided to let loose. For just one night. She left her eyeglasses, flat shoes, long skirt and knitted sweater behind. In high heels and a dress that accented her long legs and curves, she went to a club by herself and decided to find out what it was like to have a good time.Her night couldn't even be more perfect when Justin Adams, the city's most sought after bachelor, a.k.a. most notorious playboy fell prey to the charms she didn't even know she possessed. Justin was every girl's dream boat, but he never committed to a woman. He didn't date and didn't do relationships. So, Adrienne thought after that night, she didn't have to deal with him again. He would forget about her and her secret night of fun was safe with him.But what she did not expect was that Justin wasn't about to let her go that easily. And what was supposed to be just a one-night stand with the City's most wanted playboy, became a full-blown secret affair. In the eyes of her friends and family, she had a boyfriend named Troy. But within the walls of her bedroom, she belonged to Justin.However, her new-found bliss would be threatened by the secrets that Justin keeps and the past that her parents kept from her.Soon, she will find out that she's been living her life with all the right intentions... but for all the wrong reasons.
Description : A rich American is convinced by Russian con-men he could be US president. He is assured that he would be well-paid and he agrees. Everything proceeds according to plan until the head of MI6 decides to make certain changes and a sea battle is the result followed by a devastating attack on American soil. Meanwhile a rogue Russian diplomatr nears his goal...Freedom
Description : Russell Pregeant shows that reading the Bible "without interpretation" is impossible. The right question is which assumptions are appropriate. --from publisher description
Description : Great discussion book for book clubs, homeless and abuse centers, psychology classes, and religious studies. Meggin, Annie, Janet, Clyde, Sherrie, Gloria, Gerrie, Duane, Zach and even "THE MAN" .such intense characters! Peggy Fisher-Lorenz's book, takes the reader inside the lives and deeply inside the minds and hearts of these very real characters as they are involved in their very real struggle to find love, acceptance, and purpose in their lives. Each character finds their own way to take control of their life and fight the panic of being out of control. For someone who has only experienced Meggin's world from the outside looking in, this story can be a real eye-opener a guide to catch clues to behaviors which might otherwise be overlooked completely. Ms. Fisher-Lorenz has written a story which will keep her readers involved to the very end. What profound mysteries lie buried in the hearts of people! Theresa McGahan Business owner/editor Following the various characters through their mental and emotional machinations was entertaining and enlightening, and at the same time, appropriately saddening. There is nothing worse to me than abuse, and this book highlights many of it's heinous effects, especially the insecurities, uncertainties, pathos, and anger that accompany this dastardly blow to all too many people's lives. All the characters in this book are cogently described. The defense mechanisms, such a denial, rationalization, projection, and intellectualization were all present and clear. Impulsivity was particularly of note. Yet, at the same time, the book resonated with people being resilient and adaptable. These were notable case studies without therapeutic involvement. I would recommend the book to anyone interested in the psychology of abuse described in real-life terms. I obviously endorse the book as a basic description of life's complications. I am not doing so in my role as a psychology professor. But as a person who cares about abuse and its consequences. Thus, I would recommend the book to any individual who wants to become more aware of abuse, and its effects, especially in terms of those who address and sometimes overcome it. R. Peter Johnson, PhD
Description : All the Wrong Reasons reveals the historical, political, and philosophical route which has formed today's government school system and argues for separating education from the state. It explains that the establishment of government schools grew out of nationalistic movements which took place in western culture during the nineteenth century due to the desire for freedom. The author discusses the major influences on the development of contemporary education including progressivist educational innovators such as John Dewey, Bronson Alcott, Leo Tolstoy, Friedrich Froebel, and Johann Pestalozzi as well as their predecessors in romantic philosophy Georg W.F. Hegel and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. She examines the collectivist philosophy, rooted in Marxism, present in the educational system and how these philosophies promoted self-absorption and self-revelation which have led to a coercive and monopolistic government school system.
Description : This is a true story of a woman whose life was turned upside down after she made several unwise decisions, which went terribly wrong. The first was having a baby out of wedlock and then convincing herself that the only way to right that wrong was to marry her baby's father. Although the warning signs went off to deter her from making this decision, she forged ahead, a mistake that almost took away her self-esteem, finances, and most importantly her life. Take a journey through the pages of Nadia's life and see how she by the grace of God managed to pick up the many pieces of her broken life and was able to emerge victoriously.
Description : Diana Foxton is the Toast of New York. She's rich, British and beautiful, with a designer wardrobe to die for. Recently married to the head of a publishing empire, she fills her days with shopping, gossiping, and hosting the hottest parties in town. But when she discovers her husband is having an affair, her glamorous bubble bursts. She suddenly finds herself without any money or job skills, shunned by the glittering society she once ruled. On her own for the first time, she takes the only job she can get, exchanges her Manolo Blahniks for Payless, and tries to settle into the life of a woman who does her own laundry, buys her own groceries, and takes the bus. Along the way, she discovers that her handsome new boss might be interested in more than her pretty face, and that she just might make it on her own.
Description : “Why am I still single?” If you’re single and searching, there’s no end to other people’s explanations, excuses, and criticism explaining why you haven’t found a partner: “You’re too picky. Just find a good-enough guy and you’ll be fine.” “You’re too desperate. If men think you need them, they’ll run scared.” “You’re too independent. Smart, ambitious women always have a harder time finding mates.” “You have low self-esteem. You can’t love someone else until you’ve learned to love yourself.” “You’re too needy. You can’t be happy in a relationship until you’ve learned to be happy on your own.” Based on one of the most popular Modern Love columns of the last decade, Sara Eckel’s It’s Not You challenges these myths, encouraging singletons to stop picking apart their personalities and to start tapping into their own wisdom about who and what is right for them. Supported by the latest psychological and sociological research, as well as interviews with people who have experienced longtime singledom, Eckel creates a strong and empowering argument to understand and accept that there’s no one reason why you’re single—you just are.
Description : From Jerilee Kaye, author of best-selling novel "Knight in Shining Suit", comes the spin-off of the top-grossing interactive story, "All the Wrong Reasons".One last adventure. That was all Julianne wanted. One last trip to escape the pressures of an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't love and doesn't even like. One last time to experience freedom... to go wherever she wanted to go, to be anyone she wanted to be. On her last two weeks in Paris, she met someone unexpected-aspiring painter, Jas Mathieu. He was as handsome as hell, and as sweet as heaven. He captured her heart, lit her fire and consumed her soul.She wanted to give Jas every part of herself, but she was already promised to a powerful man who could easily ruin the simple life of the guy she fell in love with. Terrified of what her father and fiancé could do to Jas if she stayed with him, she fled Paris and left him behind-with no real information about herself, not even her real name. Little did she know, that the passionate night they spent together would be the cause of her broken engagement and would change her life forever.Seven years later, after her father stripped her of her heiress title and privileges, she crossed paths with Jas Mathieu once again. And this time, she found out that he wasn't exactly the struggling artist she thought he was. And he was no stranger to the family and social circle she belonged to.It turned out that years ago, when they met... she wasn't the only one keeping secrets.
Description : When you marry for the wrong reason you most likely have married the wrong person." This is the underlying message behind the book, '25 Wrong Reasons People Enter Relationships'. In a simple and straight forward manner this book critically analyzes 25 of the most common wrong reasons people enter courtship or marriage and proffers scriptural and practical alternatives to these wrong reasons.