Meant-to-Be Family

Author: Marion Lennox

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460380150

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Meant to be a daddy? When obstetrician Oliver Evans walked away from his wife, Emily, he hoped it would allow her the chance to be a mom—something he just couldn't give her. But now Emily has crashed back into his life, and Oliver knows that this time he can never let her go! Midwife Emily has pieced together her own little family, and Oliver's return changes everything. It's clear that what they once had isn't over, but if Oliver wants her back he'll have to believe that being a dad can finally heal his heart…

Medical Duo

Just One Night? / Meant-To-Be Family

Author: Carol Marinelli,Marion Lennox

Publisher: Mills & Boon

ISBN: 9781488762512

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 384

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Just One Night? - Carol Marinelli Once is never enough! Head Midwife Isla Delamere is hiding something. She might be Melbourne's most glamorous socialite but she's still a virgin. She's never met a man to tempt her until she's kissed by gorgeous new doc on the block, Alessi Manos! Working alongside Isla is sweet torture for Alessi — all he wants to do is strip off her scrubs! 'Forever' isn't in his vocabulary, but he'll make sure she always remembers their one night together. Except keeping to his own rules is impossible, especially when Alessi discovers Isla's secret... Meant-to-Be Family - Marion Lennox Meant-to-be a daddy? When obstetrician Oliver Evans walked away from his wife, Emily, he hoped it would allow her the chance to be a mum — something he just couldn't give her. But when Emily crashes back into his life, Oliver knows that this time he can never let her go! Midwife Emily has pieced together her own little family, now Oliver's return changes everything. It's clear what they once had isn't over but if Oliver wants her back, he'll have to believe that being a dad can finally heal his heart...

Forced to Be Family

A Guide for Living with Sinister Sisters, Drama Mamas, and Infuriating In-Laws

Author: Cheryl Dellasega, PhD

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470049995

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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You can survive the "kitchen wars"—and live in peace with your family "My sisters-in-law couldn't stand me. I was really hurt when my kids weren't mentioned in their grandmother's obituary because they weren't 'full-blooded' family." "My mom is always giving advice, always telling me to do such and such when she doesn't do it herself. If my husband and I have a fight, she takes his side!" "My sister did call me a week later to apologize but proceeded to tell me everything that was wrong with me, my husband, and my children." Sound familiar? There's nothing new or unusual about conflict between mothers, sisters, and other female family members—but that doesn't make it any less painful or destructive. Adding to the hurt of relational abuse within the family is the permanent nature of the relationship: you can sever relations with an abusive friend, but you can't stop being the sister/daughter/niece of an abusive relative. Does that mean that there's no way out? In Forced to Be Family, you'll discover how to determine whether a female family member is being abusive, recognize the sources of that abuse, and break the vicious cycle that keeps the abuse alive. You don't have to choose between accepting abuse and "making a scene." This insightful, reassuring guide gives you the strategies and understanding you need to reestablish warm and loving relationships with the women who will always be closest to you.

Meant to Be Mine (A Porter Family Novel Book #2)

Author: Becky Wade

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441264094

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school--irresistible. When their paths cross again after college--still irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel. The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be her husband. He's a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he's long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he's known since childhood. Five and a half years pass. Celia's buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty's achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had. How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia's trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime? Praise for Becky Wade "Definitely one for the keeper shelf!"--USA Today on Undeniably Yours "A sweet contemporary romance that will make for the perfect summer read."--Novel Crossing on Undeniably Yours "A feisty heroine, romance, and comedy make this a fabulous debut and Wade an author to follow."--Library Journal on My Stubborn Heart "A perfect 5 out of 5 stars...can't wait to find more from Becky in the near future. This is a must-read for your summer love stories!"--Reviews from the Heart blog on My Stubborn Heart

The 7 Principles of Faith-Based Parenting

Author: La Shawn B. Wells, CLC, JD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491741759

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 258

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Author La Shawn Wells and his wife Toi raised three girls who stayed out of trouble, earned athletic scholarships, and are now well-adjusted young women. In The 7 Principles of Faith-Based Parenting, Wells describes the tools he and his wife used to help his daughters achieve success, including the family's unshakable faith in God. Focusing on the practical application of spiritual belief, Wells offers tips to help make faith work for you. He helps you: * Seek the truth and base your life on it * Understand who you are by knowing your family history and traditions * Be family-oriented * Be selective about your friends * Change what you need to by removing bad habits * Not fear failure while working toward success * Always be yourself, but also see yourself as others see you Based on real-life challenges that everyday people face, the principles provide insight into Wells's upbringing and shows how he pushed through some of his generational barriers to raise successful children.

DREAM BOX

Author: Françoise Hartman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453562468

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

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Dream Box is a collection of 161 short stories, anecdotes, dialogues, dreams, and reflections. All of the stories are fictional, but they are all based on real events. Dream Box is the first volume of a series that will ultimately comprise 1001 stories. The second volume is in the works, and should be available next year. Muriel Spark wrote “If I write it, it’s grammatical” and it applies to Dream Box. I write in a borrowed language, but I have made it my own. It is the way I express myself and the way I want to be heard. It remains the voice of a stranger, of a foreigner, with its fragility, idiosyncrasies, contradictions, and its own particular flavor.

The Spirit of Adoption

Writers on Religion, Adoption, Faith, and More

Author: Melanie Springer Mock,Martha Kalnin Diede,Jeremiah Webster

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625640765

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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The Spirit of Adoption explores many of the complexities inherent in adoption and its relationship to spirituality, challenging us to move beyond the common mythologies about adoption to consider the more difficult questions adoption raises about the nature of God, family, culture, loss, and joy. Rather than hearing from experts in adoption, this collection uses the narratives of birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees themselves, bearing witness to the ways adoption shapes its participants' spiritual lives. By allowing others to narrate their spiritual journeys through adoption, we hope to proclaim that adoption can be a wonderful, powerful, hopeful experience, and one that is difficult, painful, despairing--and that these paradoxes of adoption might be held together in God's hand.

Meant to Be Mine (A Porter Family Novel Book #2)

Author: Becky Wade

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441264094

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school--irresistible. When their paths cross again after college--still irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel. The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be her husband. He's a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he's long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he's known since childhood. Five and a half years pass. Celia's buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty's achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had. How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia's trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime? Praise for Becky Wade "Definitely one for the keeper shelf!"--USA Today on Undeniably Yours "A sweet contemporary romance that will make for the perfect summer read."--Novel Crossing on Undeniably Yours "A feisty heroine, romance, and comedy make this a fabulous debut and Wade an author to follow."--Library Journal on My Stubborn Heart "A perfect 5 out of 5 stars...can't wait to find more from Becky in the near future. This is a must-read for your summer love stories!"--Reviews from the Heart blog on My Stubborn Heart

Chris Crawford on Game Design

Author: Chris Crawford

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780131460997

Category: Computers

Page: 476

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A pioneer in the field of game design and development draws on his own experiences to present a useful collection of insider tips, wisdom, advice, skills, and techniques, along with an overview of the history of fame programming, low and high interactivity designs, the importance of storytelling, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

Distributed Game Development

Harnessing Global Talent to Create Winning Games

Author: Tim Fields

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136135413

Category: Art

Page: 239

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Take control of your global game development team and make successful AAA game titles using the 'Distributed Development' model. Game industry veteran Tim Fields teaches you how to evaluate game deals, how to staff teams for highly distributed game development, and how to maintain challenging relationships in order to get great games to market. This book is filled with interviews with a broad spectrum of industry experts from top game publishers and business owners in the US and UK. A supplementary web site provides interviews from the book, a forum where developers and publishers can connect, and additional tips and tricks. Topics include:

Just One Night?

Author: Carol Marinelli

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460380142

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Once is never enough! Head midwife Isla Delamere is hiding something. She might be Melbourne's most glamorous socialite, but she's still a virgin. She's never met a man to tempt her…until she's kissed by gorgeous new doc on the block Alessi Manos! Working alongside Isla is sweet torture for Alessi—all he wants to do is strip off her scrubs! Forever isn't in his vocabulary, but he'll make sure she always remembers their one night together. Except keeping to his own rules is impossible—especially when Alessi discovers Isla's secret…

Midwife's Baby Bump

Author: Susanne Hampton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146038170X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6916

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One night… Student midwife Flick has given up on finding "the one," so she certainly doesn't expect to be swept off her feet by gorgeous surgeon Tristan Hamilton at the hospital ball…or for them to end up in bed together! With consequences! Three months later Tristan's life is turned upside down when Flick crashes back into his life…with a baby bump!

What You're Really Meant to Do

A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential

Author: Robert Steven Kaplan

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422189910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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How do you create your own definition of success—and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us—and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied. Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing—for now—leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions? Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In this indispensable new book, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. Drawing on his years of experience, Kaplan proposes an integrated plan for identifying and achieving your goals. He outlines specific steps and exercises to help you understand yourself more deeply, take control of your career, and build your capabilities in a way that fits your passions and aspirations. Are you doing what you’re really meant to do? If you’re ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.

The Last Battlemage

Author: Irene Radford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101524308

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Nimbulan, the last Battlemage and the founder of the school for Communal Magic, is seeking to create a permanent protection for the kingdom of Coronnan, a spell-crafted border to keep enemies out. His search for the key to this magic leads him to a terrifying discovery—the dragons, the guardians of magic, are in terrible danger…

What Would Mary Berry Do?

Author: Claire Sandy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447253515

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Marie Dunwoody doesn't want for much in life. She has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. But her cupcakes are crap. Her meringues are runny and her biscuits rock-hard. She cannot bake for toffee. Or, for that matter, make toffee. Marie can't ignore the disappointed looks any more, or continue to be shamed by neighbour and nemesis, Lucy Gray. Lucy whips up perfect profiteroles with one hand, while ironing her bed sheets with the other. Marie's had enough: this is the year it all changes. She vows to follow - to the letter - recipes from the Queen of Baking, and at all times ask, 'What would Mary Berry do?' Husband Robert has noticed that his boss takes crumb structure as seriously as budget cuts and with redundancies on the horizon, he too puts on a pinny. Twins Rose and Iris are happy to eat all the half-baked mistakes that come their way, but big brother Angus is more distant than usual, as if something is troubling him. And there is no one as nosey as a matching pair of nine-year-old girls . . . Marie starts to realise that the wise words of Mary Berry can help her with more than just a Victoria Sponge. But can Robert save the wobbling soufflé that is his career? And is Lucy's sweet demeanour hiding something secretly sour? This is a delicious feast of a funny novel, perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan and Allison Pearson. **This is a work of fiction, in no way endorsed by Mary Berry, and where neither Mary Berry herself nor her recipes feature.**

The Person You Mean to Be

How Good People Fight Bias

Author: Dolly Chugh

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006269216X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Foreword by Laszlo Bock, the bestselling author of Work Rules! and former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google An inspiring guide from Dolly Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues including sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice so that you can make the world (and yourself) better. Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? The Person You Mean to Be is the smart, "semi-bold" person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in. Dolly reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the "psychology of good people". Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves. She argues that the only way to be on the right side of history is to be a good-ish— rather than good—person. Good-ish people are always growing. Second, she helps you find your "ordinary privilege"—the part of your everyday identity you take for granted, such as race for a white person, sexual orientation for a straight person, gender for a man, or education for a college graduate. This part of your identity may bring blind spots, but it is your best tool for influencing change. Third, Dolly introduces the psychological reasons that make it hard for us to see the bias in and around us. She leads you from willful ignorance to willful awareness. Finally, she guides you on how, when, and whom, to engage (and not engage) in your workplaces, homes, and communities. Her science-based approach is a method any of us can put to use in all parts of our life. Whether you are a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are. Through the compelling stories Dolly shares and the surprising science she reports, Dolly guides each of us closer to being the person we mean to be.

We Are Family

Author: Emlyn Rees,Josie Lloyd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446493466

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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In affairs of the heart, how far can family loyalties be stretched before they snap? When Laurie Vale receives a phone call out of the blue from an aunt she never knew existed, she soon discovers that everything she ever believed about her family is a lie. Fifty years earlier, in the idyllic coastal village of Stepmouth, a forbidden love affair and a devastating flood drove the Vale family apart, but now her aunt is determined that Laurie should know the truth. Laurie escapes to the balmy warmth of Majorca only to find the hopes and passions buried in the past resurfacing in the present. But the more she seeks to heal old wounds, the more she becomes ensnared in a complex love affair of her own. One that could destroy her family for good. A wonderfully entertaining novel about love, family and the secrets that lie just beneath the surface...

If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late

A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together

Author: James J. Sexton

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250130786

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Hard-hitting divorce lawyer James Sexton shares his insights and wisdom from the front lines of divorce to keep you out of his office and improve your relationship. If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late. James Sexton knows this. After dealing with more than a thousand clients whose marriages have dissolved over everything from an ill-advised threesome with the nanny to the uneven division of carpool duties, he also knows all of the what-not-to-dos for couples who want to build—and consistently work to preserve—a lasting, fulfilling relationship. Described by former clients as a “courtroom gunslinger” and “the sociopath you want on your side,” Sexton tells the unvarnished truth about relationships, diving straight into the most common marital problems. These usually derive from dishonest—or nonexistent—communication. Even when the alleged reason for separation is one spouse’s new “personal trainer,” there’s likely a communication problem that predates the fitness kick. Symptom and root cause get confused all the time. Sexton has spent his career working with spouses-to-be-no-longer. Reverse engineering a relationship can help to identify and fix what does not work. Ever feel like you’re holding back criticism of your spouse because you just can’t have that fight right now? Sexton will tell you to “Hit Send Now.” Maybe you aren’t as adventurous as you used to be, or need some "you time," but for some reason it seems weird or exhausting to change up the routine now. Sexton knows where that mentality leads and offers viable alternative paths to take. Though he deals constantly with the heartbreak of others, he still believes in romance and the transformative power of love. This book is his opportunity to use what he has learned to help couples that aren’t so far gone get back on track.

We Be Family You and I

Author: William J. Webbe Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465394974

Category: Fiction

Page: 145

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This story is fictional. It is about a sixteen year old boy Nicholas and his long time fifteen year old girlfriend Jennifer. It is about their awakening to their sexual feelings. It is about a mythical deer, the Lord Prince of the Forest. This deer has appeared in the forest of Nicks Grandparents for more than fifty years. Hunters throughout the years have at close range shot at it but no one can hit it. Nick is living with his grandparents until his parents divorce is finalized and the battle for him is settled in court. On Nicks sixteenth birthday both his parents come in separate cars to the grandparents for his birthday celebration. He receives a 35 cal. Marlin for his first hunt. Alone in the woods on his first hunt, he dozes off. He meets face to face with the Lord Prince of the Forest. Nick does not take the shot as everyone use had done. The Lord Prince of the Forest looks at Nick motionless eye to eye and by telepathy says We be Family you and I. Nick not knowing how or why, answers the same way, And let it be that all creators that walk, run, swim, crawl or fly, be your family as you and I. This starts a series of encounters and with angry attacking animals, and because of the Lord Prince of the Forrest, Nick is able to bring these animals under his control