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The Hour That Matters Most

The Hour that Matters Most  

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781414365701
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 752,157
  • File size: 2 MB

The facts are on the table. Dinnertime is truly the most important hour in a day that a family can spend together. Focusing on the family meal, this book will help strengthen families by showing them how to reclaim this important time in order to build relationships, draw closer to one another, and restore a sense of peace in their homes. Millions of parents in America can picture the kind of home life they want but don’t know how to make it a reality. The Hour That Matters Most will help readers strengthen and transform their own families—specifically around the dinner table.

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Dina's Tea Time

Dina's Tea Time  

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781619890527
  • Publisher: KiteReaders
  • Publication date: 9/7/2012
  • Sold by: SACHMANYA - EBKS
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 6,667
  • File size: 20 MB
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Dina the dinosaur waits for her guests to arrive for one huge dino-tea. Readers will delight at the many interesting dinosaur friends who arrive. There's just one problem: There is no tea. What will Dina do? The clock is ticking and the tea is about to begin. Take your place at the head of the table for this fast-paced dinosaur rhyming adventure with lots of laughs. The illustrations are colorful, bold, breathtaking and sure to please, dinosaur-lovers of all ages. . The dinosaur recipes included will allow readers to relive Dina's Dino Tea over and over again in their own home. Dina's Dino Tea is a fun-filled adventure, which will leave a lasting impression.

 

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Playing with Fire by the Chicago Tribune Staff

 

 ISBN-13: 9781572844216

 Publisher: Agate Digital

 Publication date: 6/12/2012

 File Size: 1 MB

 

The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes, and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the world. How could it possibly be, in a country as developed and medically advanced as the Unites States, that children are already contaminated at birth with such disturbingly high levels of toxic chemicals? The truth lies in the greed and deception of two powerful industries—Big Tobacco and chemical manufacturers. For years, these industries have been supporting systems that pack toxic chemicals into couches, chairs, and many other household products. In addition, they have waged misleading campaigns resulting in the proliferation of these chemicals, which do not even work as promised.

In a ground-breaking piece of investigative journalism by the Chicago Tribune, Playing with Fire exposes the realities about the ineffectiveness and potential health risks caused by the flame retardants that are pervasive in American homes. Big Tobacco and large chemical companies used fear, exaggerated scientific claims, and shady deal-making to serve their own interests at the expense of consumer safety.

 

 

 

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The Educators' Guide to The Message: A Digital Companion

The Educators' Guide to The Message  

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781938069475
  • Publisher: NBC Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 869 KB

The Message: Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs is a literary mixtape of wisdom that has been culled from the all-time greatest hip-hop songs in which author Felicia Pride examines a wide range of hip-hop songs and artists, interpreting life through their lenses.

This free digital companion is designed to be a tool that assists educators who choose to adopt The Message in their classroom.

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Identity: Your Passport to Success
by Stedman Graham

 

Identity: Your Passport to Success

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780132876612
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 320 KB

Features a foreword by John Maxwell and afterword from Steven R. Covey.

 

Have you ever thought about the connection between knowing who you are and success? Identity can serve as your greatest asset. Enduringly successful people know who they are, are clear about what matters to them, have established powerful identities, and create value in the world.

 

In this book, the process for discovering and understanding your identity is brought to life through Stedman Graham's personal experiences and the stories of individuals who've resolved their questions of identity,

building a life that matters to themselves and those around them.

 

Take control of who you are. Take control of your life. Achieve lasting success.

 

Now a Wall Street Journal bestseller!

 

 

Wings of a Dream
by Anne Mateer

 

Wings of a Dream

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781441233806
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • File size: 3 MB

Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family's farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promises adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he's the man she's meant to marry.

While she waits for the end of the Great War and Arthur's return, her mother's sister falls ill. Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, sure that her glamorous and exciting life is about to start.

But the Spanish flu epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt's sickness, Arthur's indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebekah discovers she must choose between her desire to escape the type of life she's always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.

 

 

The Reluctant Prophet (Reluctant Prophet Series #1)
by Nancy Rue

 

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780781405744
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 496
  • Series: Reluctant Prophet Series , #1
  • File size: 1,016 KB

The first in a new trilogy from Nancy Rue, The Reluctant Prophet shows how one person's response to God's call can change a community forever. Forty-something Allison Chamberlain is still halfheartedly trying to figure out what to be when she grows up. It's a surprise to everyone when she feels a divine nudge to buy a Harley motorcycle and go wherever it takes her. Soon Allison finds herself in the darkest corners of society, bringing home drug-addicted prostitutes and pointing out the narrow fears of her church group. Along the way, she learns the heartache of the very poor—and how healing can come through the voice of God and those who follow it.

 

Winner of the 2011 Christy Award for Contemporary Series

 

 

Blame It on the Mistletoe (Bright's Pond Series)
by Joyce Magnin


 

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426736582
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Bright's Pond Series
  • File size: 2 MB

Is There Really a Fountain of Youth in Paradise? 

Welcome back to Bright’s Pond, where strange happenings are afoot at the Greenbrier Nursing Home.

The folks have suddenly grown younger, happier, and even a bit friskier thanks to Leon Fontaine, the newest Paradise Trailer Park resident. But Mildred Blessing is suspicious and sets out to investigate while the wedding to end all weddings is being planned.

Only, in Bright’s Pond, nothing ever really goes as planned . . .

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The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Personal Success
by Richard Templar

 

The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Personal Success

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780132550550
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 356 KB

Some people are simply great at their job. They always seem to say the right thing; do the right thing. They are mentioned in every conversation. Everybody likes them. They get promoted. They get pay rises. They get along with the boss. And somehow, they do all these things without being unpleasant, breaking much of a sweat or seeming to put in excess effort. And when they are offered another step up the corporate ladder or a fabulous new job, no one is surprised. After all, they have 'potential' written all over them. How do they do it? Do they know some secret we don't? Yes, they know The Rules of Work. These rules aren't about how to do your job, day-to-day (assuming you are pretty good at that already). The Rules of Work are about how you are seen to be doing it. They are about how you appear to others. And they are about helping you to achieve the success you richly deserve. The first edition of The Rules of Work became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes 10 brand new rules to take you further, faster. These rules are the guiding principles that will improve both what you do and how you do it, giving you the unmistakable air of confidence that will win you admiration, respect, and the next promotion. With The Rules under your belt you'll have the edge in everything you do, without having to compromise your principles.

 

 

The Truth About Getting the Best From People 
by Martha I. Finney

 

The Truth About Getting the Best From People

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780132698979
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/5/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 177 KB

Build a culture of engagement...one person, one interaction at a time

 

You can build and lead teams full of self-motivated, innovative contributors: people who love their jobs, believe in their mission, and perform with focus, enthusiasm, and creativity! This book reveals 49 PROVEN

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES for getting the best from every employee, every team, every organization!

  • The truth about building a self-driven workforce that’s positive, committed, passionate
  • The truth about what really motivates people--and what doesn’t
  • The truth about leading with authenticity, clarity, consistency, and inspiration

You can build and lead teams full of self-motivated, innovative contributors: people who love their jobs, believe in their mission, and perform with focus, enthusiasm, and creativity! Top leadership consultant Martha Finney reveals 49 proven leadership principles for getting the best from every employee, every team, every organization. She shows how to build a workforce that’s positive, committed, passionate...how to really motivate people, even on a tight budget...how to lead with authenticity, clarity, consistency, and inspiration. These skills offer powerful, quantifiable business value. They are completely learnable--and this book is the fastest way to master them. It distills the world’s best thinking on getting the best from people: the truth, and nothing but the truth!

 

 

Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance
by Paul W. Farris, Neil T. Bendle, Phillip E. Pfeifer, David J. Reibstein

 

Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780137053131
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/22/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • File size: 12 MB
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Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to today’s most valuable marketing metrics. In this thoroughly updated and significantly expanded book, four leading marketing researchers show exactly how to choose the right metrics for every challenge and expand their treatment of social marketing, web metrics, and brand equity. They also give readers new systems for organizing marketing metrics into models and dashboards that translate numbers into management insight.

 

The authors show how to use marketing dashboards to view market dynamics from multiple perspectives, maximize accuracy, and “triangulate” to optimal solutions. You’ll discover high-value metrics for virtually every facet of marketing: promotional strategy, advertising, and distribution; customer perceptions; market share; competitors’ power; margins and pricing; products and portfolios; customer profitability; sales forces and channels; and more. For every metric, the authors present real-world pros, cons, and tradeoffs--and help you understand what the numbers really mean.

 

This edition introduces essential new metrics ranging from Net Promoter to social media and brand equity measurement. Last, but not least, it shows how to build comprehensive models to support planning--and optimize every marketing decision you make:

· Understand the full spectrum of marketing metrics: pros, cons, nuances, and application

· Quantify the profitability of products, customers, channels, and marketing initiatives

· Measure everything from “bounce rates” to the growth of your web communities

· Understand your true return on marketing investment--and enhance it

 

This award-winning book will show you how to apply the right metrics to all your marketing investments, get accurate answers, and use them to systematically improve ROI.

 


Entrepreneurship Lessons for Success (Collection) 
by Bruce Barringer, Edward D. Hess, Charles F. Goetz, R. Duane Ireland

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/entrepreneurship-lessons-for-success-bruce-barringer/1108440488?ean=...

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780133038941
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • File size: 2 MB

3 indispensable insider’s guides to entrepreneurship: powerful skills, insights, and confidence-builders you won’t find anywhere else!

 

Three books bring together today’s most indispensable lessons for entrepreneurs: specific guidance you can use right now to beat the odds and launch a high-profit, high-growth business that lasts! The Truth About Starting a Business reveals 53 bite-size, easy-to-use techniques for choosing the right business, location, and entry strategy… planning, funding, hiring, and executing a successful launch… implementing effective financial management and marketing… doing all that, and still maintaining a healthy personal life! So, You Want to Start a Business?: 8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leap gives you all the knowledge, tools, and hands-on advice you need to avoid 8 “killer mistakes” that cause most business failures. Unlike most books for entrepreneurs, this one focuses on the most crucial operational issues associated with consistent profitability – from product/service design to pricing, finding and keeping great employees to managing growth. Nothing theoretical here: this is fast-paced, 100% practical advice you can use right now. Finally, What’s Stopping You?: Shatter the 9 Most Common Myths Keeping You from Starting Your Own Business helps you get past the myths that keep potential entrepreneurs from making the leap, and gain all the practical skills and confidence you need to succeed. This book’s packed with case studies of “ordinary” people building great businesses – and practical techniques you can use, too – every step of the way!

 

From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Bruce Barringer, Edward D. Hess, Charles D. Goetz, and R. Duane Ireland

 

 

Liz Weston on Personal Finance (Collection)
by Liz Weston

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/liz-weston-on-personal-finance-liz-weston/1108785633?ean=97801330575...

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780133057522
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/19/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • File size: 2 MB

Top financial columnist Liz Weston helps you build your credit score -- and your entire financial future!

 

Millions of people now turn to Liz Weston for plain-English, common sense advice on building wealth and financial security — in fact, she’s now the Internet’s most read financial columnist! Now, in two remarkable eBooks, Weston delivers indispensable up-to-the-minute guidance for maximizing your all important credit score, simplifying your finances, and getting what you want out of life! In Your Credit Score, Fourth Edition, Weston reveals crucial new information about protecting (or rebuilding) the three digit number that’s now being used by everyone from lenders to potential employers, insurers to cellphone carriers. Weston thoroughly covers new credit laws … explains the new “FAKO” alternative scores… offers up-to-the-minute coverage of short sales, foreclosures, and the FICO 8 Mortgage Score … helps you protect yourself against new credit risks, fight lower limits and higher rates, rebound from bad credit, and choose credit “solutions” that help, not hurt! Next, in Easy Money, Weston offers a practical, easy-to-understand guide to taking control of all your personal finances — for the rest of your life! You’ll walk through all the fundamentals, from investing to retirement and college planning… discover new ways to control your spending and reduce your financial services costs… learn how to get the most out of your credit cards… even learn what to do if you’ve overspent on your most recent car purchase! Packed with checklists and charts, this easy-to-use book puts you back in charge of your money, where you belong!

 


Investing Essentials: What You Need to Know (Collection)
by Harry Domash

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/investing-essentials-harry-domash/1103392376?ean=9780132782302&itm=1...

 

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

 

If you liked this Short, you might also like Fire Your Stock Analyst!: Analyzing Stocks On Your Own, 2nd Edition (9780137010233) by Harry Domash. Available in print and digital formats.

Six short-and-sweet, quick-start investing primers: practical guidance on ETFs, dividend stocks, growth stocks, emerging markets, mutual funds, closed-end funds, and more!

 

Harry Domash’s six quick-start investing guides give you crucial information for investing profitably in any market environment. Learn what you need to know, without useless theory or number-crunching that doesn’t matter! Includes practical, up-to-the-minute primers on ETFs, emerging markets, dividend stocks, growth stocks, advanced growth stock analysis, and mutual funds/closed-end funds!

 

 

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The Widow of Larkspur Inn
by Lawana Blackwell

 

The Widow of Larkspur Inn

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781585584062
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Gresham Chronicles Series , #1
  • File size: 831 KB

When Life Seemed Its Worst, Gresham Awaited

Julia Hollis' opulent life in Victorian London crashes to pieces when her husband passes away. Worse, she is told by his bankers that he gambled away their fortune. Now, the family's hope rests on The Larkspur, an old abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham.

Driven by dread and her desire to provide for her children, Julia decides to turn the dilapidated inn into a lodging house. But can she--who was accustomed to servants attending to every need--do what needs to be done and cope when boarders begin arriving? And then an eligible new vicar moves into town...

 

 

Heartless
byAnne Elisabeth Stengl

 

Heartless

 

The Dragon King Seeks His Princess--
Who Dares to Stop Him?

Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon marry. She dreams of a charming prince, but when her first suitor arrives, he's not what she'd hoped. Prince Aethelbald of mysterious Farthestshore has travelled a great distance to prove his love--and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be on the hunt and blazing a path of terror.

Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald's offer--and ignores his cautions with dire consequences. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in his sights. Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.

A Tale of Goldstone Wood
Timeless Fantasy That Will Keep You Spellbound

 

Winner of the 2011 Christy Award for First Novel

 

 

To Love Anew 
by Bonnie Leon

 

To Love Anew

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781441202734
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Sydney Cove Series , #1
  • File size: 454 KB

A heart-gripping journey toward forgiveness and love

Hannah Talbot has no one. Forced to leave the only home she's ever known, she works for a cruel employer who brutally takes the one thing she has left--her dignity. When she is banished to an Australian prison, she is certain God has turned his back on her. How could he--or anyone else--ever love her again?

John Bradshaw is a successful businessman, but his untamed spirit wants more. Little does he know what he will have to endure to find the adventure he seeks. Betrayed by those closest to him, he loses everything, even his freedom. There is no returning now. His life is not his own.

Now aboard a ghastly prison ship, John and Hannah are about to cross paths. What will happen when two hearts filled with pain discover how to love anew? This first book in the Sydney Cove series will capture your heart.

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Grimm: The Essential Guide (PagePerfect NOOK Book)
by NBC Entertainment

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grimm-nbc-entertainment/1112481283?ean=9781938069420

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781938069420
  • Publisher: NBC Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/8/2012
  • File size: 9 MB
Note: PagePerfect™ NOOK Books require NOOK TABLET or NOOK Color with software version 1.4. Click here for instructions on installing 1.4.

 

 

 

Shattered Legacy (Legacies, Book One)
by Lora Leigh

 

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781419903434
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/21/2005
  • Series: Legacies
  • File size: 647 KB

Book 1 in the Legacies series.

The battle has been long and hard, the evil relentless, unending. And out of their hauntingly erotic dreams and into the lives of the battle-weary Shadow Warriors come four beautiful women - sisters, not only of the flesh, but of the soul and the Earth. Her mistresses - each possessed of a power and love to equal that of their warrior.

But consuming passion, undying love and gifts of mystical power come at immense cost, and Fate and Destiny demand their price. Only one, Chantel, Keeper of the Earth Crystal, knows the true torments that await them and the decision she makes, the legacy she chooses, will impact them all for centuries to come.

Deceit, treachery and dark forces propel the warriors and their wives into a vortex of events that will tear them asunder. Devlin, favored warrior of the gods, has found his heart and soul with Chantel. Time is running out, the growing evil he senses is coming closer. Evil that could shatter his life, and destroy that which he holds most dear - Chantel.

Note: Shattered Legacy is not a "Happily Ever After". Rather it is the beginning, the history, of what is to come.

 

 

Desperate and Dateless (Montague Vampires) 
by Elizabeth Lapthorne


 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/desperate-and-dateless-elizabeth-lapthorne/1019316202?ean=9781419901...

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781419901904
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/13/2005
  • Series: Montague Vampires
  • File size: 239 KB

Welcome to the Inaugural Vampiric Desperate and Dateless Ball . . .

Vicci needs the credits the Security gig can give her for the Vampiric Desperate and Dateless Ball. Besides, it can't be hard to watch a bunch of vampires, humans and other assorted species do the dirty bump and grind and seek for that "Right One".

Instead, she finds herself captivated by an intriguing vampire, one who seems to make her senses flare up and startlingly enough, one whose mind she can't penetrate.

Prince Vladmir had decided to attend the Desperate and Dateless Ball on a whim. He never expected to meet the woman who could close his Soul's Circle. As his heat rises within him and his legendary hold on his control begins to slip, he walks closer to that fine edge of uncontrollable hunger.

 

 

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No longer free: Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer
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Mind Yoga - The Game of Life

Mind Yoga - The Game of Life  

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781447775904
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 9/14/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,014,114
  • File size: 295 KB

 

Mind Yoga - The Game of Life is a classic work and the first book from the new thought writer Florence Scovel Shinn. The book holds that ignorance of, or carelessness with the application of various 'Laws of Metaphysics' can bring about undesirable life events. So therefore knowledge of the "Laws of Metaphysics" can bring about desirable life events! if you are interested in the new thought movement and expanding your understanding of the laws of Attraction then this book is for you.

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lulu is the same as smashwords (although more overpriced on paper than even createspace) -- self pubs. Should probably be in the Smashwords thread.
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The Rise of Rahm 

by Chicago Tribune Staff

ISBN-13: 9781572844179

Publisher: Agate Digital

Publication date: 6/5/2012

Pages: 148

File size: 2 MB

 

For 20 years, one of the most dynamic figures and accomplished leaders in American politics had never even been elected to a position of executive power. Then in early 2011, Rahm Emanuel won the election to become the mayor of Chicago, supplanting Richard M. Daley, who had been firmly entrenched in the role before Emanuel even emerged on the national political scene. Comprised of two decades of Chicago Tribune articles on the man who said "You never want a crisis to go to waste", The Rise of Rahm is a fast-paced retrospective on the bold, authoritative, and above-all-else effective methods of Rahm Emanuel.

The Rise of Rahm tracks the meteoric ascent of Emanuel from his effective direction of Bill Clinton's 1992 primary and presidential campaigns through the Tribune's recent five-part series on Emanuel's first year in office as the mayor of Chicago. In between, The Rise of Rahm explores his up-and-down years as a staffer in the Clinton White House, Emanuel's own 2002 congressional run as a representative from Chicago, his exemplarily masterful orchestration of the 2006 Democratic sweep of Congress, his oft-contentious tenure as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, as well as his successful mayoral campaign. Along the way, stories are revealed of Emanuel's infamous mailed fish and lost finger, as well as countless examples of Emanuel as a ruthless tactician, a focused strategist, an on-message adviser, and a spiteful competitor, but above all else, as a gifted power-broker.

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One Good Deed  

 

 

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By Gary and Mona Shriver

Unfaithful 

ISBN-13: 9780781404402

Publisher: Cook, David C.

File size: 359 KB

Pages: 256

 

Statistics show that one in every four marriages is impacted by infidelity. So the odds are pretty good that you or someone you know has experienced the searing pain of marital infidelity. But adultery is not an automatic death sentence for your marriage. You can trust again. You can restore intimacy. You can have a relationship that you will both cherish for a lifetime.

Ten years ago, Gary and Mona Shriver experienced the devastation caused by adultery, and in the course of trying to save themselves, they wrote this book. Raw, transparently honest, the Shrivers’ story alone is an inspiration, offering hope and practical strategies for healing. Now this updated and revised edition adds other real-life stories of betrayal and forgiveness, and new information defining adultery, including the destruction of emotional affairs. Some doubt if a marriage can truly heal after the ravages of infidelity. Unfaithful proves you can. It’s not easy ... but it can be done. Is it worth it? Yes. And you hold the first step—and hope—in your hand.

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Repeat Freebie From Abingdon Press

By Kay Marshall Strom

The Faith of Ashish  

 

Publication date: 8/1/2011

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Series: Blessings in India Series

 

“His name is Ashish. His name is blessing. The boy is my blessing.” Virat and Latha named their son Ashish, for he is the light and glory of their world. Yet a simple drink of water changes all their lives forever. For Virat, Latha, and Ashish are Untouchables, members of a caste who must never contaminate the world of the other, higher, castes. When Ashish mistakenly drinks from the wrong cup, he’s badly beaten. Knowing that his son needs a doctor—which takes money—Virat ventures into the dangerous realm of the high caste. He begs Mammen Samuel Varghese, the wealthy landowner and Christian, for money. He receives the loan—along with a life of slavery for himself and his family. But Mammen Samuel does not understand the strength of a father’s love, the power of a young British nurse who could not forget a boy named Blessing—or the faith of a child.

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Free Friday 10.12.12

Jane Carver of Waar  

 

 

Overview

Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess.

A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time-and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known.

Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger-men, sky-pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry. Caught up in a disgraced nobleman's quest to win back the hand of a sexy alien princess, Jane encounters bizarre wonders and dangers unlike anything she ever ran into back home.

Then again, Waar has never seen anyone like Jane before…

Both a loving tribute and scathing parody of the swashbuckling space fantasies of yore, Jane Carver of Waar introduces an unforgettable new science fiction heroine.

 

  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
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10/12/2012 - Updated "Limited Time" Freebie List

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