May the Best Man Win

May the Best Man Win Author Mira Lyn Kelly
ISBN-10 9781492630746
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 352
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"This page-turner has it all: fantastic characters, witty banter, and sizzling chemistry. I absolutely loved it!"— Gina L. Maxwell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author For their friends, Emily and Jase will let their mutual resentment simmer just beneath the surface...right alongside their mutual attraction. Jase Foster can't believe his bad luck. He's been paired with the she-devil herself for his best friend's wedding: Emily Klein of the miles-long legs and killer smile. She may be sin in a bridesmaid dress, but there's no way he's falling for her again. They can barely stand each other, but given how many of their friends are getting married, they'll just have to play nice—at least when they're in company. Once they're alone, more than just gloves come off as Jase and Emily discover their chemistry is combustible, and there may be something to this enemies to lovers thing after all. The Wedding Date Series: May the Best Man Win (Book 1) The Wedding Date Bargain (Book 2) More praise for Mira Lyn Kelly: "Incredible tension, a great cast of characters...and some really gooey emotional conflict."—Molly O'Keefe, USA Today bestselling author for Truth or Dare "Sexy and with a truly fresh voice."—Tina Leonard, New York Times bestselling author for Touch and Go "Mira Lyn Kelly's writing always sparkles."—Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author for Touch and Go



The Wedding Date Bargain

The Wedding Date Bargain Author Mira Lyn Kelly
ISBN-10 9781492630777
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 320
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"A fun, flirty read...the perfect balance between sweet and sexy."—RT Book Reviews Sarah's to-do list: Get mani-pedi Buy killer black dress Lose virginity When Sarah Cole has two months to kill before her big move to New York, she decides it's time to take care of a few things?like the inconvenient issue of her virginity. Sarah knows the right guy for the job too: Max, the notorious ladies' man she's been crushing on since college. Two weeks of courting, and then the deed will be done. The plan is so simple. There's no way either of them would do something as silly as fall in love... The Wedding Date Series: May the Best Man Win (Book 1) The Wedding Date Bargain (Book 2) Praise for May the Best Man Win: "This page-turner has it all: fantastic characters, witty banter, and sizzling chemistry. I absolutely loved it!"-GINA L. MAXWELL, New York Times bestselling author of the Playboys in Love series "Outstanding writing, impressive characterization, and plotting that both gratifies and surprises."-Kirkus Reviews



The Best Man for the Job

The Best Man for the Job Author Mira Lyn Kelly
ISBN-10 1492630764
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 320
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When Sarah Cole finds herself in Chicago with two months to kill before her New York promotion goes through, she decides it's time to take care of a few things--like the inconvenient issue of her virginity. Sarah knows the right guy for the job too: Max, the notorious lady's man she's been crushing on since college. Max Brandt is all for a fling, just not with Sarah. She's way too good for him. He walked away from her once, but it wasn't easy. Things are different now, and the plan is so simple. There's no way either of them would do something as silly as fall in love... Praise for May the Best Man Win: "This page-turner has it all: fantastic characters, witty banter, and sizzling chemistry. I absolutely loved it!"--GINA L. MAXWELL, New York Times bestselling author of the Playboys in Love series "Outstanding writing, impressive characterization, and plotting that both gratifies and surprises."--Kirkus Reviews



The Substitute

The Substitute Author Denise Grover Swank
ISBN-10 9781939996237
Release 2015-01-21
Pages 380
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Book one in the new humorous contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank. Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her. With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane--a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother. Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after? The Wedding Pact and the Bachelor Brotherhood series: The Wedding Pact #1 The Substitute (Megan's story) #2 The Player (Blair's story) #3 The Gambler (Libby's story) #4 The Valentine (Blair short story) Bachelor Brotherhood #1 Only You (Kevin's story) #2 Until You (Tyler's story) #3 Always You (Matt's story)



The View from Saturday

The View from Saturday Author E.L. Konigsburg
ISBN-10 9781439132012
Release 2010-12-21
Pages 176
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HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen? It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued. Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen. This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.



Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble Author Liz Young
ISBN-10 9781448150731
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 352
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Sophy's single and happy about it. She does, however, have an imaginary boyfriend, Dominic, a little white lie designed to keep Sophy's mother off her back. Which is fine, until his presence is demanded at a family wedding. So does Sophy admit Dominic is a fantasy? Oh no. Sophy hires an escort. But when the distinctly delicious Josh Carmichael arrives on her doorstep, Sophy can tell things are going to get tricky. And the wedding is only the beginning...



The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four Author Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 9781551118376
Release 2010-07-08
Pages 224
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Arthur Conan Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes novel is both a detective story and an imperial romance. Ostensibly the story of Mary Morstan, a beautiful young woman enlisting the help of Holmes to find her vanished father and solve the mystery of her receipt of a perfect pearl on the same date each year, it gradually uncovers a tale of treachery and human greed. The action audaciously ranges from penal settlements on the Andaman Islands to the suburban comfort of South London, and from the opium-fuelled violence of Agra Fort during the Indian 'Mutiny' to the cocaine-induced contemplation of Holmes' own Baker Street. This Broadview Edition places Doyle's tale in the cultural, political, and social contexts of late nineteenth-century colonialism and imperialism. The appendices provide a wealth of relevant extracts from hard-to-find sources, including official reports, memoirs, newspaper editorials, and anthropological studies.



Wedding Toasts I ll Never Give

Wedding Toasts I ll Never Give Author Ada Calhoun
ISBN-10 9780393254808
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 256
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Inspired by her viral New York Times “Modern Love” essay “The Wedding Toast I’ll Never Give”, Ada Calhoun’s memoir is a witty, poignant exploration of the beautiful complexity of marriage. We hear plenty about whether or not to get married, but much less about what it takes to stay married. Clichés around marriage—eternal bliss, domestic harmony, soul mates—leave out the real stuff. After marriage you may still want to sleep with other people. Sometimes your partner will bore the hell out of you. And when stuck paying for your spouse’s mistakes, you might miss being single. In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which “the first twenty years are the hardest.” Calhoun’s funny, poignant personal essays explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together. Both realistic and openhearted, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give offers a refreshing new way to think about marriage as a brave, tough, creative decision to stay with another person for the rest of your life. “What a burden,” Calhoun calls marriage, “and what a gift.”



The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence Author Edith Wharton
ISBN-10 1770480668
Release 2002-03-21
Pages 432
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The Age of Innocence marks the pinnacle of Edith Wharton’s career as one of the finest American novelists of her era. The narrative follows Newland Archer, of upper-crust 1870s New York, whose passion for the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska leads him to question the very foundations of his way of life. Written in the aftermath of World War I, the novel explores the psychological and cultural paradoxes of desire in a world undergoing unprecedented transformations. This edition includes a critical introduction and a range of appendices that contextualize the novel in terms of its modernist themes and tensions.



The Field of Fight

The Field of Fight Author Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael T. Flynn
ISBN-10 9781250106230
Release 2016-07-12
Pages 256
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The Instant New York Times Bestseller. A war is being waged against us by radical Islamists, and, as current events demonstrate, they are only getting stronger. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. Lt. General Michael T. Flynn is blunt and urgent. This book aims to inform the American people of the grave danger we face in the war on terror?and will continue to face?until our government takes decisive action against the terrorists that want nothing more than to destroy us and our way of life. Flynn spent more than thirty three years in Army intelligence, and as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency worked closely with Generals Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus, Admiral Mike Mullen, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and other policy, defense, intelligence, and war-fighting leaders. From coordinating on-the-ground operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, to building reliable intelligence networks, to preparing strategic plans for fighting terrorism, Flynn has been a firsthand witness to government screw-ups, smokescreens, and censored information that our leaders don’t want us to know. The Field of Fight succinctly lays out why we have failed to stop terrorist groups from growing, and what we must do to stop them. The core message is that if you understand your enemies, it’s a lot easier to defeat them?but because our government has concealed the actions of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and groups like ISIS and al Qaeda, and the role of Iran in the rise of radical Islam, we don’t fully understand the enormity of the threat they pose against us. A call to action that is sensible, informed, and original, The Field of Fight asserts that we must find a way to not only fight better, but to win.



Gift of Grace

Gift of Grace Author Sharlene MacLaren
ISBN-10 9781629112893
Release 2015-02-02
Pages 336
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It was a leap of faith for Grace Fontaine to bid farewell to her beloved fiancé, Jess Travis, and send him on a four-month stint on the transatlantic luxury liner The Lone Star. But the trip from Boston to London and back again would increase his salary fivefold and would bring the couple that much closer to realizing their dream of marrying and starting a family. When Grace learns that the ship was captured by pirates, her hope deflates and it eviscerates entirely when the pirate ship is apprehended, with no survivors reported. Two years later, Grace receives word from a doctor in Paris, Tennessee, that her wealthy great-aunt, Iris Brockwell, is on her deathbed and requires round-the-clock care. Grace volunteers, figuring there is nothing left for her in Boston. It isn't long after her arrival in Paris that she meets a charming, driven lawyer named Conrad Hall, who wastes no time sweeping her off her feet and soon proposes marriage. Given his promises to love, protect, and care for her and her great-aunt, how can Grace refuse? Weeks before the wedding, an unexpected guest shows up and threatens to throw a wrench in the plans. Will Grace go through with her marriage to Conrad? Or will an unforeseen turn of events change her mind?



It Happened One Wedding

It Happened One Wedding Author Julie James
ISBN-10 9780698137905
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 304
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~Shortlisted for the ALA’s 2015 Reading List for Best Romance SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO” After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are… BUT HE MAKES IT HARD TO SAY “I DON’T” Special agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney’s refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can’t live without… A New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Publishers Weekly Bestseller From the Paperback edition.



Wedding Cake Murder

Wedding Cake Murder Author Joanne Fluke
ISBN-10 9781617732171
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 304
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Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married! Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler—before he’s even had a chance to taste Hannah’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake… Indulge In Joanne Fluke’s Criminally Delicious Hannah Swensen Mysteries! Double Fudge Brownie Murder “Lively…Add the big surprise ending, and fans will be more than satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly Blackberry Pie Murder “Fluke offers a new twist to the series…the cookie-shop owner’s character gains depth…but there’s still room for recipes and for Hannah to move toward an overdue decision on the question of which of her two boyfriends she prefers. Readers will be eager for the next installment.” —Booklist “Lake Eden’s favorite baker, Hannah Swensen finds herself on the wrong end of a police investigation…in Fluke’s good-natured 19th [installment].” —Kirkus Reviews Red Velvet Cupcake Murder “Culinary cozies don’t get any tastier than this winning series.” —Library Journal “If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke.” —The Charlotte Observer Cinnamon Roll Murder “Fans of this wildly popular series will not be disappointed. Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans.” —Booklist Devil’s Food Cake Murder “Fabulous.” —Publishers Weekly



Grand New Party

Grand New Party Author Ross Douthat
ISBN-10 9780307277800
Release 2009
Pages 244
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Challenging the traditional leadership of the GOP, two of the Right's young thinkers argue that it is time to move beyond the Reagan legacy and the mind-set of the current Republican power structure to meet the needs and interests of working-class American voters. Reprint.



A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781476738031
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 352
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Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm! Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).



Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed Author William H. McRaven
ISBN-10 9781405934466
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 144
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*** THE INCREDIBLE No. 1 New York Times BESTSELLER *** Make your bed to change the world... 'What starts here changes the world' was the university slogan that inspired William H. McRaven to take charge of the small things that could change his life . . . and even the world. Here McRaven shares the 10 life-changing principles he learned during his 37 years as a Navy SEAL. These 10 philosophies helped him to overcome challenges not only in his career, but also throughout his life. What's more anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves, and the world, for the better . . . Begin each day with a simple task, help one another you through life, respect everyone, know that your life won't be fair and that you will fail often; take risks, step-up when times are tough, face-down the bullies, lift-up the downtrodden and never ever give up. Do these things and we will live in a far better world than the one before it . . . Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple and universal wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more even in life's darkest moments. 'Superb, smart, succinct' Forbes 'A book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything they can' The Wall Street Journal



How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

How to Get a Date Worth Keeping Author Henry Cloud
ISBN-10 9780310262657
Release 2005
Pages 235
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Helps get single men and women into the dating market and into dating shape through a series of soul-searching questions about beliefs, fears, fantasies, false religion, and excuses, followed by practical exercises to propel them on the road to fun and fulfillment. Original.