Once Upon Stilettos

Once Upon Stilettos
Author: Shanna Swendson
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-04-25
ISBN: 0345493389
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon Stilettos Book Excerpt:

Click your heels three times and say, “There’s no place like Bloomies!” Katie Chandler’s life is pure magic–literally. As an executive assistant at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., she’s seen more than her share of fantastical occurrences. A mere Manhattan mortal, Katie is no wizard, but she’s a wiz at exposing “hokum” pocus, cloaked lies, and deceptive enchantments. And she’s fallen under the all-too-human spell of attraction to Owen, a hunky wizard and coworker. Owen, however, is preoccupied. Someone has broken into his office and disrupted top-secret files, and it reeks of an inside job. CEO Merlin (yes, the Merlin) and taps Katie and her special ability to uncover the magical mole. Keeping her feelings in check while sleuthing alongside Owen, Katie is shocked to discover that her immunity to magic is waning, putting her in grave danger. Soon she’s surrendering to the charms and enchantments of everyone and everything around her, including a killer pair of red stilettos. Katie must now conjure up her natural instincts to get to the bottom of the break-in, regain her power, and win the wizard of her dreams.

Once Upon the Water

Once Upon the Water
Author: Mike Yurk
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN: 1477245391
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon the Water Book Excerpt:

Once Upon The Water is a series of adventures that take you fishing along with the author from Canada to Mexico with numerous stops closer to Mike Yurks home in the upper Mid West. But the adventures are more than travels to faraway places and catching fish. They are memories shared with friends and family that make them. There are recollections of fishing over the years with a cousin, taking Mikes 82 year old mother fishing, a tribute to the grandfather who taught Mike how to fish, and reminiscences of his father while fishing his fathers favorite trout stream. Adventures with his son and sons-in-law illustrate the special relationships formed and crazy antics occurring while fishing together. A lazy day of fishing on a hot summer day with Mikes wife evoke the joys of when the living is easy. There are fishing tales from Alabama in an email from England and a testimonial to a buddy who travels from Germany to fish in America. Join Mike and long time friends as they fish when it is twenty below zero on a winter day in northern Minnesota, a trip when they catch walleyes from a remote lake in Canada and on another adventure where they fish for smallmouth bass that are as big as footballs. Old bonds are rekindled with family and friends during an annual gathering where the champagne and memories flow. An old and new friend fish together in Key West and a new fishing buddy is found due to a chance encounter on the way to Mexico. Fishing is an adventure not because of where you are or what you catch but because of the people who share it with you. It all starts once upon the water.

Once Upon A House

Once Upon A House
Author: Bobbe Tatreau
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN: 9781450222983
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon A House Book Excerpt:

When Dani Springer's teenage son decides to move to the East Coast to live with his father, she pulls up stakes and heads for the Berkshires to open a Bed and Breakfast, and wait for him to come to his senses. She finds the perfect New England Colonial with a magnificent English-style cottage garden. The only catch is that the house comes with the eighty-three year old owner, who will only sell the house if she can continue living in the guesthouse, rent free. At first, the arrangement seems simple enough, but nothing about the relationship between Dani and Clarissa Hamilton is simple because, long ago, the house became the most important part of Clarissa's life. Now that it is being turned into a business, she is not amused and finds ways to sabotage Dani's efforts to get The Maples up and running. The battle between the women is sometimes funny, sometimes painful. The wild card in the mix is Evan Murray, the landscape architect who is reworking the cottage garden. The threads of Clarissa's, Evan's, and Dani's lives become entangled as Evan and Clarissa come to terms with a past they didn't know they shared.

The Republic of Biafra Once Upon a Time in Nigeria

The Republic of Biafra  Once Upon a Time in Nigeria
Author: Dr. Onyema G. Nkwocha
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN: 1452068658
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Republic of Biafra Once Upon a Time in Nigeria Book Excerpt:

Not quite four months after the Western Region's election of October 10, 1965, did the localized mayhem in that Region find its way furiously into the center of the nation on January 15, 1966! It was like a whirl-wind of nothing but anarchy and lawlessness. The serious aftermath of the marred and rigged election was that it acted as the last straw that broke the Carmel's back, providing immediate reason for the army to overthrow the government of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. Anarchy ensued; a counter coup led to the death of Major-General Ironsi. Callous barbarous massacre of thousands of easterners in the North followed. With their lives in jeopardy, easterners fled for safety to eastern region; refugee crisis followed. To guarantee their safety, easterners seceded from Nigeria and on May 30th 1967, formed an independent and sovereign nation of the Republic of Biafra. Determined to bring Easterners back, on July 6, 1967 Nigeria invaded Biafra; waged a gruesome thirty-month-civil war against Biafra. Nigeria blockaded Biafra on land, sea and air, to prevent food from entering Biafra. A malnutrition disease, Kwashiorkor that caused the deaths of thousands of Biafrans, followed. Nigeria bombed Biafran civilians, killing thousands. On January 12, 1970 the war ended leaving more than three million people dead in a war that was totally avoidable!

One Step Away

One Step Away
Author: Sherryl Woods,Allison Leigh
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-11-24
ISBN: 1460384172
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Step Away Book Excerpt:

ONE STEP FORWARD… In Berry Ridge, Vermont, Beth Callahan had found a place to start over. She'd started a successful real estate and design business in the quaint, picturesque town, and she'd even found her perfect house…where she dreamed of someday living and raising a family. Until a reckless bachelor bought it out from under her. TWO STEPS BACK Ken Hutchinson loved the charming Victorian on sight, and once he got the town's best designer to make it his, it would be perfect. But Beth Callahan seemed to disapprove of everything he wanted to do with the house—and of him. Ken wasn't sure why Beth's opinion was suddenly the only thing that mattered, but one thing he was sure of was that only Beth could make the house a home…for both of them. BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Once Upon a Proposal by New York Times bestselling author Allison Leigh Gabriel Gannon only needed Bobbie Fairchild to pretend to be his fiancée…but she certainly wouldn't have to pretend she was attracted to the sexy businessman. And that was the problem…

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time
Author: ‘Niyi Jacqueline Ojo
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2014-03-10
ISBN: 1490726500
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time Book Excerpt:

This is a light comedy that finds its setting in a fictitious village in Western Nigeria. The play portrays a local soap seller who goes about telling tales even in poor health.It happens to be a die-hard habit which nearly claims this local soap seller 's life when meddling with other people's matters thereby forgetting how to take her medication as she could not read. It is quite hilarious as the tale bearer equally helps in unravelling the mysteries she helps to bring to existence.

Once Upon a Lie

Once Upon a Lie
Author: Maggie Barbieri
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-12-10
ISBN: 125001168X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Lie Book Excerpt:

Maeve Conlon's life is coming apart at the seams. Her bakery is barely making ends meet, and one of her daughters spends as much time grounded as the other does studying. Her ex-husband has a new wife, a new baby, and a look of pity for Maeve that's absolutely infuriating. Her father insists he's still independent, but he's slowly and obviously succumbing to Alzheimer's. And now, her cousin Sean Donovan has been found dead, sitting in his car in a public park in quiet Farringville, New York, shot through the head. There was never much love lost between Maeve and Sean and she's not exactly devastated by his death, but suddenly the police are poking around asking the family questions. It's just one more hassle Maeve doesn't have time for, until she realizes that her father, whose memory and judgment are unreliable at best, is a suspect in the murder. Maeve is determined to clear his name, but is she prepared to cope with the dark memories and long-hidden secrets that doing so might dredge up? Maggie Barbieri will mesmerize readers with Once Upon a Lie, a gripping novel about family, justice, and the choices we make that define who we are.

Once Upon a December

Once Upon a December
Author: Amy E. Reichert
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2022-10-04
ISBN: 0593197801
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a December Book Excerpt:

"An absolutely perfect holiday hug."--New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren A one-of-a-kind Christmas market offers holiday magic in this new romance from the author of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club. With a name like Astra Noel Snow, holiday spirit isn’t just a seasonal specialty—it’s a way of life. But after a stinging divorce, Astra’s yearly trip to the Milwaukee Christmas market takes on a whole new meaning. She’s ready to eat, drink, and be merry, especially with the handsome stranger who saves the best kringle for her at his family bakery. For Jack Clausen, the Julemarked with its snowy lights and charming shops stays the same, while the world outside the joyful street changes, magically leaping from one December to the next every four weeks. He’s never minded living this charmed existence until Astra shows him the life he’s been missing outside of the festive red brick alley. After a swoon-worthy series of dates, some Yuletide magic, and the unexpected glow of new love, Astra and Jack must decide whether this relationship can weather all seasons, or if what they’re feeling is as ephemeral as marshmallows in a mug of hot cocoa.

Once Upon an Austin

Once Upon an Austin
Author: Daniel Lance Wright
Publsiher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2018-12-26
ISBN: 1624203973
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon an Austin Book Excerpt:

Carlee Cayne’s career in the U-S Marshal Service suddenly becomes fraught with more danger than she bargained for. Forced to shoot and kill a drug cartel leader’s brother puts a target on her by the vengeance seeking kingpin. The promise of another chance at love comes along with the appearance of Lincoln Bridger in her life. He shows her the way to a better, and safer, existence. But first, she and best friend Dixie Vega have dangerous business to tend to before that can be possible. She must stop the relentless stalking by the revenge-seeking drug lord, Rogelio Ortiz.

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time
Author: Sheila Egoff
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2005-09-01
ISBN: 9781551437934
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time Book Excerpt:

In Once Upon a Time: My Life with Children's Books Sheila Egoff tells the story of her working life, from her early voracious reading, through all her significant contributions to libraries in Canada and to our national understanding of our own literature for children. She brings both a critical eye and a personal touch to this book, which reads as a memoir and as an account of important developments in Canadian writing and librarianship. In this time of cuts to budgets for books and for librarians, there is much here to reflect upon.

Once Upon a Crime

Once Upon a Crime
Author: Jay R. Hancock
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2006-03-27
ISBN: 146532030X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Crime Book Excerpt:

The oil industry and computer technology are the backdrop for Once Upon A Crime, a story of greed, power, and a simple murder case. Mark Holt, a mid-western junior high school teacher, learns of his brothers death on the west coast. In an attempt to solve a case no one seems interested in, Mark leaves his career and a failed marriage behind to search for the answers to an ever increasing amount of questions. He teams up with a most unlikely computer whiz named Stephanie Caulder in a race to find the one clue that is so elusive.

Once Upon a Time in New York How I Painted My Masterpiece

Once Upon a Time in New York    How I Painted My Masterpiece
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1434944972
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in New York How I Painted My Masterpiece Book Excerpt:

Once Upon a Time in China

Once Upon a Time in China
Author: Jeff Yang,Art Black
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780743448178
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in China Book Excerpt:

Looks at the cinematic art of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan discussing the creativity of Chinese film, and exploring the intertwined traditions of the three regions and their influence on movies.

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time
Author: Charles Knight
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time Book Excerpt:

Once Upon a Galaxy

Once Upon a Galaxy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: august house
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1994-11
ISBN: 9780874833874
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Galaxy Book Excerpt:

Includes fifty folktales from around the world, relating them to contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and cartoon themes.

Once Upon a Childhood

Once Upon a Childhood
Author: Elvis Ray
Publsiher: Tate Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-03
ISBN: 1604621079
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Childhood Book Excerpt:

Darkness looms on the horizon in Once Upon a Childhood, part one of the Windheart Chronicles. Author Elvis Ray opens a window to reveal a world unbound by the rules of our reality. In doing so he shares with us a valuable gift which shows the true meaning of inner strength, loyalty, and the unbreakable bonds of family. Celest Windheart and her brothers are thrown from their world only to find themselves in a vast new one. It is a mysterious world where creatures of legend dwell and new legends are born. In their efforts to get home and escape nightmares cast by the Oblivion King's grasp, the Windhearts stand on the threshold of light and darkness. Drawing on each others' strength, and with the aid of new friends, will the Windhearts find the power to push back the shadows? Come and witness the blossoming of a legend in the first installment of the Windheart Chronicles, Once Upon a Childhood.

Once Upon a Soul

Once Upon a Soul
Author: Hanoch Teller
Publsiher: Feldheim Publishers
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780961477233
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Soul Book Excerpt:

Twenty-five powerful, true stories which fascinated, inspire, and enrich.

Once Upon A Family Time

Once Upon A Family Time
Author: Gary Prestipino
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 1483409805
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon A Family Time Book Excerpt:

The story is of two brothers journey back in time to right the wrongs within their family history. Through out their journey the two brothers are always mindful not to create the butterfly effect that could alter the future dramatically. During their time travels they interact with family members and are there to help and guide them through certain situations in their life at specific times. Richie and Gary the main characters of the story begin to form a new found relationship with each other as time jumps takes them from one era to another. It is apparent early on that the time travel is related to their family and they have no choice but to go where they're sent.

Once Upon a Time in Rio

Once Upon a Time in Rio
Author: Francisco Azevedo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN: 1451695578
Category: FICTION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in Rio Book Excerpt:

From well-known Brazilian playwright Francisco Azevedo, a heartwarming debut novel about three generations of a family whose kitchen contains the secret ingredient for happiness—sure to appeal to fans of Like Water for Chocolate. Once upon a time there was some rice. Rice planted in the earth, fallen from the sky, and gathered up from the stone. Rice that doesn’t spoil, it came from far away, by ship with three exuberant young people filled with dreams… Once Upon a Time in Rio is a spellbinding family saga beginning with José Custódio and Maria Romana and their search for a prosperous future. As newlyweds, José and Maria immigrated to Brazil at the beginning of the twentieth century, accompanied by a special gift. During the dinner preparations to celebrate their centenary wedding anniversary, their eldest son Antonio, already a grandfather, looks back at the lives of his parents, his aunt, his brothers, their children and grandchildren, as well as his own. Antonio knows that family is a difficult dish to get right and that happiness must be cooked up day by day; however, what separates his family from any other is its possession of a secret ingredient for happiness: the sack of magical rice given to his parents on their wedding day. With the help of the rice, whose magic is as old as fire and time, Antonio’s family has been guided through the most trying of life’s tribulations. Lyrically written, Once Upon a Time in Rio bares the fragile yet strong nature of the human spirit and with great insight captures the solace provided by loved ones in times of need. Already an international bestseller, this is a beautifully told tale about the wisdom of past generations and the inextricable ties of family.

Once Upon a Wine

Once Upon a Wine
Author: Beth Kendrick
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN: 0698188500
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Wine Book Excerpt:

From the “sharp, sassy, [and] surprisingly emotional”* author of In Dog We Trust comes a novel set in the charming seaside town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware... Cammie Breyer needs a big glass of cabernet—her restaurant failed and her chef boyfriend left for a hotter kitchen. Just when she thinks she’s hit rock bottom, her Aunt Ginger calls with a surprise. She’s bought a vineyard—in Delaware. At Ginger’s command, Cammie returns to Black Dog Bay, the seaside town where she spent her childhood summers with her aunt and her cousin, Kat. The three women reunite, determined to succeed. There’s only one little problem: None of them knows the first thing about wine making. And it turns out, owning a vineyard isn’t all wine and roses. It’s dirt, sweat, and desperation. Every day brings financial pitfalls, unruly tourists, romantic dilemmas, and second thoughts. But even as they struggle, they cultivate hidden talents and new passions. While the grapes ripen under the summer sun, Cammie discovers that love, like wine, is layered, complex, delicious, and worth waiting for…