Description : Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn't mean things are easy. Because real love isn't like the movies... The greatest love story ever told doesn’t feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy clichés. Oh, and zombies... YA star Holly Bourne tackles real love in this hugely funny and poignant novel.
Description : “The Case of the Connected Palindromes” In the second episode, the PPD officers are joined by additional regular characters, which give a broader stage of interaction outside the station house: Hon. Judge Robert McLiams, who demands the officer follow the probable-cause rule; ADA Susan George, who insists the officers follow the book; Betty and Lou Wilkins, who operate a breakfast restaurant, where the officers start their day; and Rufus Malone, who provides the officers their favorite watering hole at the end of their shift. The adversaries are a quartet of sadists who are torturing and killing anyone who knows their identity.
Description : “Her energy level is higher than a charged particle.” —People “Her manner is down-to-earth and reassuring.... She tries to make people feel better, value themselves, trust their instincts.” —Ladies’ Home Journal In today’s world of instant gratification people have lost the knack for keeping romance alive. Rather than take the time to rekindle the flame that once burned so brightly, we let the fire die out, thinking we’ll find something more lasting with someone else. Often, the result is that we find ourselves repeating the same pattern over and over again or giving up on romance altogether. But true romance never really dies it only goes into hibernation, waiting for somebody to wake it up. Are you bored with your relationship? Does your love life seem routine? Don’t throw in the towel! Let “Americas star sexologist” (TV Guide), Dr. Ruth Westheimer shows you how to inspire a romantic Renaissance in your relationship. With the help of self-exams and easy exercises, she shows you how to: Rate the romance in your relationship Renew respect and commitment Spice up your sex life Find time for Romance in everyday situations Plan a romantic getaway Full of straight-talk about real-life relationship issues and peppered with helpful and inspiring anecdotes from her years couples counseling, Rekindling Romance For Dummies helps you: Find the sources of stress in your relationship and address them constructively Discover the importance of communication in overcoming potential sore spots Understand the roles that conflict and mutual respect play in a successful relationship Use proven techniques for strengthening your relationship, including renewal ceremonies, romantic escapes, and more Overcome boredom and insecurity in the bedroom and supercharge your sex-life together, well into your golden years Work through common stresses that can afflict romance, including financial conflict, pregnancy, and childrearing Recognize how common medical problems can impact the state of your relationship and know when to seek professional help Don’t let a good thing fade away. Let Dr. Ruth show you how to “embrace the art of romance” and keep the fire burning in your relationship.
Description : The next time some well-meaning person tells me that I need to take care of myself, I'm going to say, "You're right why don't you come and stay with my mother for a few hours so I can get out?" Taking Care Of Mom: What I Learned That May Help You Help Your Aging Parent is F. N. Rosenstock's story of how her mother was abused in a nursing home, misdiagnosed by medical practitioners, and prescribed wrong medications, all of which caused immediate and long-term deterioration in her mother's physical, emotional, and mental health. When she realized she had to take control of her mother's healthcare and sort through the good and the bad, her life changed forever. Read how she learned to navigate the maze of elderly healthcare in America and benefit from what one daughter learned about taking care of her aging mother. This book is unlike others written about this subject because it is a realistic look at taking care of an aging parent authored by a hands-on, caregiving daughter, not a writer interviewing clinicians. No practitioners were interviewed. If you have an aging parent, take care of an aging parent, or intend to grow old yourself, this book is pertinent for you. Remember, taking care of an aging parent isn't for wimps!
Description : From the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series that gets better with each book, and an author who constantly surprises, comes Bermuda Schwartz--a tale of hidden treasure, murder, romance, and rum. A young scuba guide, scouting new dive sites in the shipwreck-laden reefs that rim Bermuda, makes a fatal discovery--a treasure more valuable than gold or jewels. And some people are willing to kill for it. Enter Zack Chasteen, knockabout palm-tree farmer, and his inscrutable Taino associate, Boggy, who have been dragged to Bermuda by Zack's ladylove, Barbara Pickering. She needs their help throwing a gala 75th birthday party for her wealthy and eccentric Aunt Trula. While there, Zack drops by the bank to visit his money, a couple of million dollars earned in recent exploits that he has stashed away in one of the country's notorious tax-free offshore accounts. Big problem: Zack's money is gone and his bankers can't seem to explain where it is or who might have it. Zack is grappling with another issue as well: Where is this whole thing going with him and Barbara Pickering? She's not pressing, but it's clear she'd like to tie the knot, maybe start a family. Is Zack really ready to say, "I do?" As he wrestles with the dilemmas of love and money, both of which may wind up lost, Zack falls in with wise and wily Teddy Schwartz, a legendary Bermudan treasure salvager and one of Aunt Trula's longtime paramours. Schwartz is harboring a few secrets of his own, and Zack is soon crossing paths with a secret sect of religious zealots who are hoping to complete a bloody and tumultuous two-thousand-year-old quest. Suspenseful, laugh-out-loud hilarious, and startlingly original, Bermuda Schwartz is Bob Morris's best book yet, a rollicking island yarn that turns the historical puzzle thriller on its head!
Description : Barely eighteen years old and a high school dropout, Prince Hakim Jenkins leads a gangster lifestyle and is headed for trouble on the streets of New York. Facing violent felony charges and forced to flee from the police, Prince finds his future calling in a most unusual place. Blessed with an unusual gift for working with computers, he turns his strength into a business. Every hustler dreams of being rich, but Prince is not the average, everyday hustler. Hes a computer hackeran unauthorized user accessing data to steal or corrupt, doing whatever he needs to gain something from the unauthorized virtual break-in. Hes a hustler and gangsta who takes what he learned from the streets of New York, and mixes it with white-collar crime in the computer world, making him the Prince of Pentium. Based on true events, The Prince of Pentium follows Jenkins through a period of ten years as hes transformed from a poor, low-class hustler into a genius hacking thug, engaging in high-tech, organized crime.
Description : Young Malcolm Ward's father dies and he is betrayed into Mid-State Hospital by a cruel and greedy uncle. Malcolm is imprisoned on the Acute Violent and Forensic Ward where he discovers both art and the art of survival. Later, in the general hospital population, he fights to save a pretty young lady patient in his group therapy from a psychotic superintendent. This activates a system already clearly out to kill him. After he is blitzed by a series of unneeded shock treatments and sent to a back ward to die, he slowly recovers by painting and crafting sculpture. He falls in love with a devoted occupational therapist who reciprocates. And to make himself whole for her he escapes the hospital to find a new and truer life in a blazing finale of enlightened madness in New York's Greenwich Village.