Always the Designer, Never the Bride

Author: Sandra D. Bricker

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426732236

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

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Audrey Regan, a wedding dress designer, is the maid-of-honor at her best friend's wedding, but wondering if she will ever meet an eligible man, she encounters the unconventional brother of the groom, who is very different from what she had in mind.

Never the Bride

A Novel

Author: Rene Gutteridge,Cheryl McKay

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307457905

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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“What girl can’t identify with Never the Bride? This is a fabulously funny novel with deep truths embedded in its pages.” –Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants “I admire writers who employ words to paint touchable pictures, likable characters, introducing us to instant friends who lead us to unexpected endings. That’s why I love Never The Bride.” –SQuire Rushnell, author of the When GOD Winks books Eleven Bridesmaid Dresses Don’t Lie Since she was just a little girl, Jessie Stone dreamed up hundreds of marriage proposals, doodled the romantic ideas in her journal with her treasured purple pen, and fantasized about wedding dresses and falling in love. She’s been a bridesmaid nearly a dozen times, waved numerous couples off to sunny honeymoons, and shopped in more department stores for half-price fondue pots than she cares to remember. But shopping for one key component of these countless proposals hasn't been quite as productive–a future husband. The man she thought she would marry cheated on her. The crush she has on her best friend Blake is at very best…well, crushing. And speed dating has only churned out memorable horror stories. So when God shows up one day, in the flesh, and becomes a walking, talking part of her life, Jessie is skeptical. What will it take to convince her that the Almighty has a better plan than one she’s already cooked up in her journals? Can she turn over her pen and trust someone else to craft a love story beyond her wildest dreams? Cheryl McKay is the screenwriter for the award-winning film The Ultimate Gift. She also wrote an episode of Gigi: God’s Little Princess, based on the book by Sheila Walsh, and Taylor’s Wall, a drama about high-school violence. She’s been writing since the tender age of five when she penned her first play. Cheryl is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Rene Gutteridge is a critically acclaimed comedy writer and novelist. She is the author of fifteen novels including the Boo series, My Life as a Doormat, the Occupational Hazards series, and the novelization of the motion picture The Ultimate Gift. She lives in Oklahoma with her family. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Always the Baker, Never the Bride

Author: Sandra D. Bricker

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426707622

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

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Sparks fly when diabetic baker Emma Rae Travis meets Atlanta hotelier Jackson Drake, despite both being encumbered by crazy families.

Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride

Author: Sandra D. Bricker

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426731604

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

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As a wedding planner, she thought she'd have the perfect wedding experience. But life doesn't always turn out the way it's expected to.

Never the Groom

Author: Samantha Cayto

Publisher: Total-e-bound

ISBN: 1786516403

Category: Fiction

Page: 42

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A cold night turns unexpectedly hot. Ian Cabot has led a shy, sheltered life ever since a plane accident killed his mother and left him emotionally and physically scarred. His father’s marriage of convenience forces him into the magnetic orbit of his soon-to-be cousin by marriage. The man who meets him at the airport is just the kind of commanding man he hopes will rid him of his virginity. Too bad anything between them is out of bounds. James Reynolds has no time or patience for his cousin’s social-climbing marriage, and even less for taking a detour to deal with the pampered son of her fiancé. As a hard-working and dedicated family man, he agrees to pick Ian up and get him to the wedding. The pretty college boy who hides half his face is not what he is expecting and proves to be disturbingly tempting. Whatever discipline Ian and James have to keep their relationship strictly familial is tested by an unseasonable blizzard and the sexual heat they can’t ignore.

Never a Bride

The Town of Cedar Springs is Home to Four Marriage Conflicts

Author: Denise Hunter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786291625

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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Is it really love when Jane wonders if the marriage proposal she's received is Luke's reaction to the love he just lost--Jane's own sister?

Boss Ladies, Watch Out!

Essays on Women, Sex, and Writing

Author: Terry Castle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415938730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Boss Ladies, Watch Out! brings together in a convenient format Terry Castle's most scintillating recent essays on literary criticism, women's writing and sexuality. Readers of Castle's many books and reviews already know her as one of the most incisive and witty critics writing today. The articles collected in Boss Ladies, Watch Out! constitute an extended meditation - both learned and personal - on just what it means to be a Female Critic. In the book's opening essays Castle examines how women became critics in the first place - scandalously at times - in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She explores in particular Jane Austen's "talismanic" role in the establishment of a female critical tradition. In the second part of the book, Castle embraces, with gusto, the role of Female Critic herself. In lively reconsiderations of Sappho, Bronte, Cather, Colette, Gertrude Stein, and many other great women writers - "Boss Ladies" all - Castle pays a moving and civilized tribute to female genius and intellectual daring.

The Quick and the Dead

Author: Joy Williams

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030776382X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A Pulitzer Prize Finalist From one of our most heralded writers--Joy Williams belongs, James Salter has written, "in the company of Céline, Flannery O'Connor, and Margaret Atwood"--her first novel in more than a decade: the life-and-death adventures of three misfit teenagers in the American desert. Alice, Corvus, and Annabel, each a motherless child, are an unlikely circle of friends. One filled with convictions, another with loss, the third with a worldly pragmatism, they traverse an air-conditioned landscape eccentric with signs and portents--from the preservation of the living dead in a nursing home to the presentation of the dead as living in a wildlife museum--accompanied by restless, confounded adults. A father lusts after his handsome gardener even as he's haunted (literally) by his dead wife; a heartbroken dog runs afoul of an angry neighbor; a young stroke victim drifts westward, his luck running from worse to awful; a sickly musician for whom Alice develops an attraction is drawn instead toward darker imaginings and solutions; and an aging big-game hunter finds spiritual renewal through his infatuation with an eight-year-old--the formidable Emily Bliss Pickless. With nature thoroughly routed and the ambiguities of existence on full display, life and death continue in directions both invisible and apparent. Gloriously funny and wonderfully serious, The Quick and the Dead limns the vagaries of love, the thirst for meaning, and the peculiar paths by which all creatures are led to their destiny. A panorama of contemporary life and an endlessly surprising tour de force: penetrating and magical, ominous and comic, this is the most astonishing book yet in Joy Williams's illustrious career.

The Bride Said Never!

Author: Sandra Marton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459262123

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Three Brides, three grooms—and they all meet at THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR Damian Skouras thought he was allergic to marriage, and Laurel Bennett didn't make it to the church on time…. But, still, they collided as guests at the Wedding of the Year. Damian hadn't been looking for commitment, and Laurel didn't date macho Greek men…. But their mutual physical attraction was red-hot, and soon Damian was insisting that they have a wedding of their own! Between them, Laurel and Damian set of fireworks you'll long remember, especially when a night of wild passion leads to a marriage Laurel doesn't want—but Damian demands—in this, the first story in Sandra Marton's new trilogy! Presents Extravaganza 25 YEARS!

The Groom Maker

Author: Lisa Kaye Laurel

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 9780373191079

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

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StrongAlways a Bridesmaid ... /strong Rae Browning's wifely ways always turned the town's bachelors into marriage material. But each Casanova-an even dozen!-wed another, leaving Rae a lovable, if lonely, legend. Never a Groom Immune to matrimony, Trent Colton raised the stakes by agreeing to share his home with Rae. But he never expected to feel so ""husbandly"" toward the town's favorite bridesmaid. Soon everyone began betting he'd finally make Rae a bride!

Schroder

A Novel

Author: Amity Gaige

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455512141

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A lyrical and deeply affecting novel recounting the seven days a father spends on the road with his daughter after kidnapping her during a parental visit. Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder-a first-generation East German immigrant-adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in, a fateful white lie that will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course. SCHRODER relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter, Meadow, in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is. From a correctional facility, Eric surveys the course of his life to understand-and maybe even explain-his behavior: the painful separation from his mother in childhood; a harrowing escape to America with his taciturn father; a romance that withered under a shadow of lies; and his proudest moments and greatest regrets as a flawed but loving father. Alternately lovesick and ecstatic, Amity Gaige's deftly imagined novel offers a profound meditation on history and fatherhood, and the many identities we take on in our lives--those we are born with and those we construct for ourselves.

Turning the Corner on Life

Author: Arnold Silveri

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469183579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 410

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Turning the Corner on Life is a book covering more than seventy years of my life. Like any other autobiography, its about family, friends, and the personal experiences we shared. It does not include every single thing that ever happened to me in my life. There are, however, numerous nostalgic references to music, movies, radio, television, sports, social /cultural political names, places, and events intermingled within the chronology of my life. Beginning with the happy carefree days I spent playing ball in the street and going to the movies. The times we went to Coney Island and Ebbets Field. The happy and not-so-happy days I spent as a teenager in junior high and hanging out on the corner. The love, loyalty, and compassion my wife, Connie, always displayedfrom our first meeting and throughout our marriageduring some tough, depressing times. And last but not least, the happiness we shared in the birth of our children and grandchildren.

The Beautiful Wedding

Photography Techniques for Capturing Authentic Moments

Author: Tracy Dorr

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608957160

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Acclaimed wedding photographer Tracy Dorr shows you how to capture the moments of genuine emotion and spontaneous interaction that make a wedding beautiful. Through careful observation of the events, relationships, and scenes, you’ll learn how to be in the right place at the right time. Or, if the right moment doesn’t present itself organically, how to set the stage for authentic interactions. You’ll learn to shoot fast and shoot smart in challenging lighting conditions and ever-changing scenes for beautiful images that go beyond the expected. Finally, Dorr shows you how to present these images in client-pleasing products—and to transition your wedding-shooting skills into other subject areas for better overall photography of all your clients.

O My Darling

A Novel

Author: Amity Gaige

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455553573

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7633

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The external lives of Clark, a high school guidance counselor, and Charlotte, a bookkeeper, are utterly ordinary, but their interior lives are as bold and complex as abstract paintings colored by imagined possibilities, childhood joys and, more darkly, by deeply buried fears. When Clark rescues a young boy from drowning, a chain of events-some comic, some harrowing-is set in motion, revealing the fault lines of the couple's marriage and individual psyches. Amity Gaige is a consummate stylist. Her every sentence contains a tiny world-marrying striking images to deep, soulful ideas in perfectly concise fashion.

Your Interfaith Wedding: A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures, and Personal Values into One Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures, and Personal Values into One Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

Author: Laurie Sue Brockway

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313378029

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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For those looking to create a personalized wedding ceremony that honors and celebrates the diverse religious, racial, or ethnic backgrounds of the couple and their families, this book provides expert guidance for perfectly blending traditions and faiths. • Contains insights shared by brides and grooms, interviews and information from other attributed sources, as well as special contributions from Rev. Victor Fuhrman • Presents exclusive materials designed by the author throughout more than a decade of experience in ministry

His Montana Bride

Author: Brenda Minton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460341139

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Cowboy Gets Hitched! Wrangling fifty brides and fifty grooms is not rancher Cord Shaw's idea of fun. But somehow he's in charge of the World's Largest Old-Tyme Wedding in Jasper Gulch, Montana. Thankfully good-natured bridesmaid Katie Archer has agreed to help him with the details. Twice burned, Cord has vowed never to lose his heart again. And yet, picturing sweet Katie in vintage silk and lace makes him wonder…. When a couple suddenly pulls out of the festivities, Cord and Katie are roped in to tie the knot! It's all for show, of course, but Cord begins to wish his make-believe bride could be his for real. BIG SKY CENTENNIAL: A small town rich in history…and love Wrangling fifty brides and fifty grooms is not rancher Cord Shaw's idea of fun. But somehow he's in charge of the World's Largest Old-Tyme Wedding in Jasper Gulch, Montana. Thankfully good-natured bridesmaid Katie Archer has agreed to help him with the details. Twice burned, Cord has vowed never to lose his heart again. And yet, picturing sweet Katie in vintage silk and lace makes him wonder…. When a couple suddenly pulls out of the festivities, Cord and Katie are roped in to tie the knot! It's all for show, of course, but Cord begins to wish his make-believe bride could be his for real. BIG SKY CENTENNIAL: A small town rich in history…and love

Planet Wedding

A Nuptial-pedia

Author: Sandra Choron,Harry Choron

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618746583

Category: Reference

Page: 353

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Presents a series of lists on all things nuptial which feature such examples as ten famous proposals, twelve weird weddings laws, seventeen reasons why men get married, and six things the bridal industry doesn't want couples to know.

A Wedding She'll Never Forget

Author: Robyn Grady

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460306678

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Remembrance of Things Passionate She's been making the "right" decisions all her life. But after elite D.C. event planner Scarlet Anders meets self-made billionaire Daniel McNeal—a rowdy, sexy male who laughs in the face of society—she wishes she could make different choices. Then she trips over a tangled wedding veil and everything changes. Because the resulting memory loss turns prim-and-proper Scarlet into carefree Scarlet. She jumps at Daniel's offer of a wild affair. Yet when her memory returns, she realizes she's in love with this man—but is he willing to give her a wedding of her own?

Thirty-Three Secrets Arab Men Never Tell American Women

A Dissection of How Muslims Treat Women and Infidels

Author: Cassandra

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146532996X

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

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There exists in this world people who have no soul. Anyone who could inflict such endless cruelty on women and children is less than human. It's hard for me to find the precise words I can use to describe my feelings about this reading experience: deep sadness, blistering rage, and a need to take revenge. Intellectually, I know all this is counterproductive, and a punishment inflicted upon myself. However, Thirty-Three Secrets Arab Men Never Tell American Women: A Dissection of How Muslims Treat Women and Infidels is a wake-up call for any women who would let her heart rule her head in personal relationships, no matter what the cultural background or religion.