Suddenly Family

Author: Christine Flynn

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459236734

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Brawny bush pilot Sam Edwards only cared about two things: his son and his daughter. Though raising a family single-handedly was difficult, Sam knew—despite the townfolks' prodding—he needed a baby-sitter, not a bride. And independent T. J. Walker—a strong, nurturing single mom more leery of love than Sam—was up for the job. His kids took to T.J. and her son like bees to blossoms, and Sam's own granite heart softened amid his makeshift family. Still, wary of rejection, T.J. had built a mile-high wall around her emotions. But would Sam prove to be the best man to show her what being wanted was all about?

Suddenly a Family

Author: Leann Harris

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459258681

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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FAMILIES ARE FOREVER SUDDENLY A WIFE Toni Anderson knew she owed Zachary Knight a favor. But she never dreamed he would propose a marriage of convenience so she could be mother to the twin daughters he'd never known he had! With the girls' real mother gone, Zach had to prove they would have a stable home life—or lose them. And he didn't know he was offering her the impossible: children to call her own. Trouble was, wife-wary Zach insisted the marriage was to be strictly platonic. But one searing kiss between the instant couple proved that the arrangement was going to be impossible to keep. Happily ever after—with kids!

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

Author: Colby Rodowsky

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374706876

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Ben's philosophy of life is that there are two categories of things that happen, the all-right stuff and the not-all-right stuff. Ben has always lived with just his dad, Mitch, which definitely falls into the all-right category. When Mitch meets Casey and they decide to get married, that turns out to be all right, too. Then Mitch and Casey decide to adopt a baby from China, and Ben isn't sure which category the whole baby thing is going to fit into. After the baby comes home (it's all right), Casey and Mitch announce that the four of them – as a family – are going on vacation with Casey's family. All twenty-three of them! Ben is sure this will not be all right! How eleven-year-old Ben finds his place in a crazy-big family makes this a funny novel about family and what it means to be a part of one.

Lights, Action...Family!

Author: Patricia Thayer

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781426887048

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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EXTRA EXTRA! MEET THE CAST OF HUNTER&39;S HAVEN Reese McKellan— (Stuntman) vowed to give his orphaned niece the small-town upbringing he'd never known. But Emily Hunter, the blue-eyed beauty who was running the show, had other ambitions… Emily Hunter— (Screenwriter) had written romance out of her life, until Reese burst onto the scene. But were a brooding cowboy and his tiny tot worth the sacrifice of her hopes and dreams? Little Sophie—(Diva-in-training) wanted a family. Now she had to show her uncle she knew what was best for them all!

The Family in Medical Practice

A Family Systems Primer

Author: Michael A. Crouch,Leonard Roberts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461246423

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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My practice life has spanned 36 years and during that time I have been involved in untangling countless mysterious maladies-or at least trying to do so. All of these efforts were without the benefit of any formal training about family systems. I am greatly encouraged by this book because it first draws attention to the intricate web that mankind has woven for itself. The family physician has often been caught up in this web, and therefore rendered impotent. Efforts to understand all of this are to be applauded. It has been my good fortune to know the editors, Leonard Roberts and Michael Crouch and, as a family physician, I feel that their "hearts are in the right place." They have grown up, medically speaking, in an era when society has become more complex, where life is not easy. Birth and its medical participants are suspect; childhood is complicated by divorce and loneliness; adolescence is a time of aimless searching; young adults are hard pressed to earn a living; the quality of life is being threatened somewhat by the overgrowth of high technology; dying with dignity is at a premium. The editors are to be commended for helping us clarify the role of the family physician in all of this.

Aging and the Family

Theory and Research

Author: Rosemary H. Blieszner,Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275956974

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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This is a comprehensive overview on the theory and research of family relationships, the contexts of family life, and major turning points in late-life families. It includes suggestions for theoretical and practical applications for future research on a score of topics.

Scraps

Author: Karen Mauck

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469750198

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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Things aren't always as they seem for Veronica Park. As her life unfolds in the black and white of the nation's newspapers, as collected in a scrapbook by her obsessed mother, can you read between the lines and see the real story? "Police say Mrs. Stanley discovered her husband's body after returning from the grocery store. Veronica was not home at the time of her step-father's death, as she had been attending an elite boarding school. She has since been pulled from the school and will remain with her mother." Reader participation is crucial, as what isn't said may be more intruiging than what is.

Suddenly an Angel

My Grandson's Story, My Family's Faith

Author: Joanne R. Alloway

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781424182602

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

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The moment I got the call, I had the dreaded feeling that something was changing forever. And it dida]my little grandson, only two and half years old, had collapsed and was not breathing. Racing to the hospital, I experienced every emotion, but mostly I prayed that miraculously head survive. We lost RJ that night, and our lives became fragmented. Our family is strong; we believe that faith and the power of prayer are what got us through the worst times after his death. I trust RJas story will encourage other parents and grandparents whoave lost their child. For parents whose child has gone suddenly to Heaven, as RJ did, whoave struggled to hold their relationship togetherahave you found your childas legacy yet? Thereas a silver lining in the dark cloud; you have to search inside to discover ita]RJ left a plethora of gifts unseen but to the heart and mind.

The Sibling Effect

What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us

Author: Jeffrey Kluger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101547782

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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A senior writer at Time magazine explores what scientists and researchers are discovering about sibling bonds, the longest- lasting relationships we have in our lives. Nobody affects us as deeply as our brothers and sisters-not parents, not children, not friends. From the time we-and they-are born, our siblings are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role models and cautionary tales. They teach us how to resolve conflicts and how not to, how to conduct friendships and when to walk away. Our siblings are the only people we know who truly qualify as partners for life. In this groundbreaking book, renowned science writer Jeffrey Kluger explores the complex world of siblings in a way that is equal parts science, psychology, sociology, and memoir. Based heavily on new and emerging research, The Sibling Effect examines birth order, twin studies, genetic encoding of behavioral traits, emotional disorders and their effects on-and effects from-sibling relationships, and much more. With his signature insight and humor, Kluger takes big ideas about siblings and turns them into smart, accessible writing that will help anyone understand the importance of siblings in our lives.

Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability

Interventions, Challenges, and Opportunities

Author: Paul W. Power, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826155825

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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To help families manage an intense medical-related event, Power and Dell Orto propose that a family-oriented life and living perspective should be combined with a family intervention philosophy. Stressing acknowledgment of the adverse effects of the illness and an affirmation approach to family struggle and opportunities, the authors explore issues relevant to treatment, family adaptation, quality of life, and family survival. A unique feature of the text includes the organization of the chapters around thought-provoking personal statements followed by questions/experiential tasks designed to stimulate thought and discussion. This book is must reading for health and allied health professionals including physicians, nurses, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, psychologists, and family advocates and will serve as a useful textbook for professionals-in-training.

Chasing Baby

Author: Pam McCutcheon

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460876385

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Suddenly a Family It started like any day Off-duty undercover cop Cole McKenzie was dealing with the Saturday single dad routine. Then suddenly, a sexy wild redhead appeared, screaming that someone had taken her baby! Would it turn into the love of a lifetime? Cole was miles down the road before Meg Hollingsworth informed him that "Baby" was really a bunny. But before Cole could ditch her, his son popped up in the back seat and he announced he wanted Meg for a mom. Could the kiddie matchmaker make his straight-arrow dad fall for a woman so outrageous?

Surviving Step-Families

Author: Michael Carr-Gregg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857963066

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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An essential handbook for any step-parent or anyone considering joining the ranks of the fastest-growing family group in Australia. Becoming a step-parent is one of the toughest journeys anyone could ever take, but the rewards can be immeasurable. In this insightful and reassuring book, Australia's leading parenting expert Michael Carr-Greg offers practical advice on the following: - the typical stages of step-family transition - the particular challenges of the first two years - how to manage conflict and build lasting relationships - dealing with the ex - the great 'no-nos' of step-parenting - the essential lessons every step-parent needs to learn Surviving Step-Families is an invaluable resource that will help to give your new family the greatest chance of success.

Suddenly Last Summer

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210948

Category: Drama

Page: 45

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THE STORY: Kerr, in the NY Herald-Tribune, describes: This, says Mr. Williams through the most sympathetic voice among his characters, 'is a true story about the time and the world we live in.' He has made it seem true--or at least curiously and su

Suddenly Alone

A Family Adventure

Author: Carole Madrzak

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781424197668

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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The Frankel family experiences all kinds of problems during a mountain hike which brings them closer together.

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…

Second-Chance Family / The Other Sister: Second-Chance Family / The Other Sister (Mills & Boon Cherish) (Suddenly a Parent, Book 11)

Author: Karina Bliss,Lynda Sandoval

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1408920131

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Second-Chance Family Karina Bliss Just when he has accepted that he’ll never be a father, Jack inherits three kids — then discovers he’s supposed to raise this family with his ex! She believes that, thanks to their unexpected “family,” they have been handed a second chance. Can Jack be persuaded to give things another shot?

Everyday Finances for the Everyday Family

Author: Mike Yorkey

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1634091809

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Everyday Finances for the Everyday Family takes the mystery out of s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g our hard-earned dollars. In fact, the secret to successful living can be summed up in three simple steps: we must (1) deny some of our wants, (2) spend less than we earn, and (3) avoid “bad debts,” such as carrying a high balance on a credit card. This easy-to-read resource guides families through commonsense principles that can help them budget, spend, and save money wisely.

The Family Tree

The Secret Door

Author: Jean A. Vanderlinden

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477279423

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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What could it be in The Secret Door in the house of The Family Tree? Two curious boys surely would love to see. Soon they are wisked back to the magical land, why did they turn that key. Oh my where could they be? The ground sparkled like a million fire flies landed to take a rest. The air smelled sweet like watermellon on a summers day. Vines of jewels and trees with the golden nuggets dot the land. We're back, back to the magical land. What sacrifice will they make or lessons to learn when they see the blue moon.

What a Woman Wants

Author: Tori Carrington

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459236742

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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SHE'S HAVING A BABY! Darby Parker Conrad was the town widow—a sweet, single mother of twin girls. John Sparks was the town sheriff—a former bad boy and her late husband's best friend. And now, three months after one secret night of passion, they were the talk of the town. John was going to be a father! And a husband, too, if only Darby would say yes. But the headstrong beauty was convinced he was only asking because she was carrying their baby. And though that might have been true at first, the confirmed bachelor soon realized he was falling for his best friend's widow….

Her Baby Secret

Author: Victoria Pade

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459236726

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A DADDY FOR HANNAH Since the moment she'd given birth to beautiful Hannah, Paris Hanley knew she'd do anything to protect her child. So when Ethan Tarlington knocked on her door offering her the job of a lifetime, Paris ignored the flutter in her heart and said yes. Now, Paris was living and working with Ethan, trying to keep the secret that threatened to reveal itself every time Hannah batted her lashes at her handsome daddy. Before long, Ethan's obvious love for her daughter convinced Paris she had to tell him the truth…. But was Ethan ready to be a daddy to Hannah—and the husband Paris had always longed for?