Love the House You're In

40 Ways to Improve Your Home and Change Your Life
Author: Paige Rien
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834840014
Category: Design
Page: 288
View: 3103
Love the House You’re In is about more than creating a beautiful space; it’s about creating a home that reflects you and all that you find comforting and inspiring in your life. Decorating your home can be daunting and overwhelming, but here’s the secret: If you want to love your house, the inspiration and ideas need to come from you. Love the House You’re In provides the tools to do just that. Through 40 actionable steps, you will: • Explore your life story: Mine your life for those things that inspire nostalgia and create a positive connection to memories, explore your family’s heritage, and be conscious of how you want to live now. • Understand what you’re working with: Take stock of your stuff, understand the history of your home, and get clear on the space you have. • Create an inspired action plan: Discover how to approach design room-by-room, find the through-line that ties the whole house together, and work in ways that empower your own ideas and creativity. • Learn the design skills that matter: Get tips on picking paint colors, choosing window dressings, arranging art, and more. When you start decorating your home with you as the starting point, you can create a highly personalized space that reflects your past, your future, and how you want to live today. In the process, you’ll gain the confidence and inspiration to come up with a functional and fabulous living space that’s just right for you and your life.

Love the One You're With

A Novel
Author: Emily Giffin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429937740
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 5596
How do you know if you've found the one? Can you really love the one you're with when you can't forget the one who got away? Emily Giffin, author of the New York Times bestselling novels Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof, poses these questions—and many more—with her highly anticipated, thought-provoking new novel Love the One You're With. Ellen and Andy's first year of marriage doesn't just seem perfect, it is perfect. There is no question how deep their devotion is, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other. But one fateful afternoon, Ellen runs into Leo for the first time in eight years. Leo, the one who brought out the worst in her. Leo, the one who left her heartbroken with no explanation. Leo, the one she could never quite forget. When his reappearance ignites long-dormant emotions, Ellen begins to question whether the life she's living is the one she's meant to live. At once heartbreaking and funny, Love the One You're With is a tale of lost loves and found fortunes—and will resonate with anyone who has ever wondered what if.

Love the Home You Have

Simple Ways to…Embrace Your Style *Get Organized *Delight in Where You Are
Author: Melissa Michaels
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736963073
Category: House & Home
Page: 213
View: 1744
What if the house of your dreams is the home you have? Meet Melissa Michaels, creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room and the best contentment coach you’ll ever meet. With humor and candor Melissa reveals how to transform your rooms (and your life) from plainly livable to fabulously lovable. Like a perfectly overstuffed chair, Melissa’s encouragement beckons you to get comfortable and then get creative as you: find beauty in the ordinary discover your style and let it shine with simple ideas entertain possibilities and people with more gratitude and joy gather inspiration in the 31-day Love Your Home Challenge leap from dreamer to doer with confidence Much more than décor! This is your invitation to fall in love with the home you have and embrace the gifts of life, people, and blessings right where you are.

Gossip Girl The Carlyles: Love The One You're With

Author: N.A
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755393910
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 182
View: 1028
The fourth book in the deliciously naughty GOSSIP GIRL THE CARLYLES series. Serena, Nate and Blair kept us all entertained with their less than pure behaviour but Gossip Girl was the true star of the show and now she's back with all the juicy secrets about the scandalous behaviour of Manhattan new comers Owen, Avery and Baby Carlyle. The triplets may be from small town Nantucket but they're taking full advantage of the opportunities the big city has to offer...

Dr. Daddy's Perfect Christmas

Author: Jules Bennett
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460341929
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 4673
Mistletoe Baby Pregnant…and widowed. It wasn't quite how Nora Parker had planned to be ringing in the holidays this year. Though she was excited to meet her new baby, the last thing she'd expected was the return of Dr. Eli St. John—the man who'd broken her heart years ago. Now he was back, filling in at his father's practice. He definitely wouldn't be staying in town. And she definitely shouldn't be looking forward to seeing him again! Eli had left his small town for bigger adventures, assuming Nora would always be waiting. Now she was his best friend's widow, expecting a baby Eli wished was theirs. With the holidays approaching and his time in town dwindling, did he dare make one last effort to claim the Christmas gift he should have accepted years ago?

Love the One You're With: A Rouge Contemporary Romance

(Sex, Love & Stiletto #2)
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473503809
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2822
Her mission: six-months without men. But he has other ideas. As Stiletto magazine's foremost relationship expert, Grace Brighton should have seen it coming - her boyfriend has been having an affair right under her nose. Jake Malone is one great story away from editor, and the company challenges him to a little friendly competition with Grace Brighton - who has a better read on the opposite sex? Only Grace isn't the pushover that he anticipated, and Jake sees something in her he never expected. Can the city's number-one heartbreaker convince a woman who's given up on love that he's worth the risk?

Miracles on the Poke-A-No

Author: James Preston Hardison
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1449061931
Category: Fiction
Page: 392
View: 2645
Miracles On The Poke-A-No is a heart-warming, tear-dropping love story about a young teenage boy, Danny Johnson, and his admiration and affection for three girls. Danny wants to fulfill his dream of floating down a dangerous river near his hometown. At only fourteen years old, Danny is faced with life or death decisions. His only hope to save his friend's life is to navigate an aluminum boat many miles down the notorious river in almost total darkness. His life is further complicated when his father buys the Sadie Watkins farm which is shrouded with deep dark secrets. This novel will leave you spellbound from one chapter to the next as it introduces a host of interesting characters that will soften your heart and test your emotions. Miracles On The Poke-A-No takes place in rural America, 2009. This novel is packed with action, suspense, love, drama, and mystery. It is written in an audacious manner, yet intended for young and older readers alike.

Love the Fur You're in (Sesame Street)

Author: Random House
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524715859
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
View: 2351
Wise and witty advice from Sesame Street--perfect for graduation gifts, commencement speeches, or anyone looking to celebrate Sesame Street's 50th anniversary! Brought to you by Sesame Street and illustrated with 50 years of art from Sesame Street children's books, this is a wise and funny guide to life that's just right for fans of all ages, especially those who grew up with Sesame Street! Written with great heart and great humor, this hardcover book contains advice for being true to one's self and living life with a Sesame Street perspective--finding that sunny day! Inside you'll find treasures like: "Get out in the rain and dance!" "Don't hide your light under a trashcan lid." "Be someone's Super Grover!"--and much, much more. The rich, full-color art showcases classic characters such as Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Cookie Monster, the Count--as well as Prairie Dawn, Betty Lou, Biff and Sully, Sherlock Hemlock, Guy Smiley, and others. The illustrations offer a look back across five decades of Sesame Street book art and give readers the opportunity to remember or discover a wide range of nostalgic art styles that took Sesame Street beyond television--and into the hands of generations of young book lovers. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street--a truly iconic part of our culture and an indelible part of growing up--with this gem of a book!

In the Name of Love: The Stand Man

Author: Gerald Tony Edison
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468505580
Category: Religion
Page: 80
View: 9753
This book is about, one man's journey through life, it about the hurdles that was set before him, like death, evilness at his heals daily, and how he pressed forward, with humbleness with patience and love, in spite of the fact a hedge, was build around him, and he still went through problems, never going around them. And how he obtain strength in the time of need.

A Different Shade of Love

Author: J.B. Gentry
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465323902
Category: Fiction
Page: 111
View: 5453
In a time when white folks are masters and blacks are slaves, a profound love springs up and defies the oddsin secret Witness this true story of a love kept hidden from the world but a love truly shared by two as author J.B. Gentry paints A Different Shade of Love. Follow the story of Miriam, a white woman, and Hiram, a black slave, as they celebrate their love in the only way they know how through the years just before the Civil War to the early 20th Century. How can they protect their lifelong romance from their society that doesnt embrace this different shade of love?

The House I Loved

Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429950471
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 8734
From the New York Times bestselling author of Sarah's Key and A Secret Kept comes an absorbing new novel about one woman's resistance during an époque that shook Paris to its very core. Paris, France: 1860's. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a "modern city." The reforms will erase generations of history—but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand. Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years. Tatiana de Rosnay's The House I Loved is both a poignant story of one woman's indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and secrets endure in the very walls...

The End Of The Road

Author: Craig DiLouie
Publisher: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1618681699
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7854
When five college friends cross America in a minivan to find themselves, they chance upon a road that isn’t on any map. They can’t resist exploring it. The van breaks down. They find a town, a massive trailer park steeped in squalor. The town isn’t on any map either. They find people in town. They’ll wish they hadn’t. The only sanctuary is the Big House–a giant mansion at the center of town that appears to be abandoned, only all the lights come on at night. Inside the Big House is the secret of the town. Inside, they’ll finally find themselves. They won’t like what they find.

The House That Love Built

A Guide for Married Couples
Author: Monique Waddell
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598583204
Category: Religion
Page: 88
View: 1367
The House that Love Built: a Guide for Married Couples is a bible-based guidebook for Christian couples who want to have the marriage that God intended for them. The book's hardcore message is about love. The book defines what love is, what love is not, and how to show love. The book explains and analyzes the various aspects of love found in I Corinthians 13:4-7. The book includes other bible scriptures that provide examples of love at work. The book deals with tough topics and routine issues that couples face everyday. There are also scriptures for couples to read together and on their own. The book is written in a conversational tone and brings to light issues that we all face at one point or another. This guidebook delves into difficult subjects like adultery, opposite sex friendships, and sex. Biblical truths are spelled out for better or for worse. In addition, the book talks about the wonderful gift that sex is to a married couple. You will never look at sex the same way again. The House that Love Built includes daily reading and assignments for couples to do during the transition period. This book will help you to have a better relationship with your children, family and friends, as well, once you begin to act in love. The book aims to integrate God into the very fabric of the marriage. God can heal your marriage. Good marriages can become great marriages. All things are possible for your life with God at the center. Your marriage is not dead; it is just sleeping. Finally, I ask that you share this book with other married couples. Share the beauty of God's love with those that need it. Monique Waddell is the author of The House that Love Built: A Guide for Married Couples. She was inspired to write this book after a flurry of divorces among her friends and acquaintances. When her other friends started to come to her for advice, she knew she had to turn to the only place to find the answers-God's word, the Bible. Monique has been happily married for 18 years to Mark Waddell and has two beautiful teenagers. To support her writing career Monique has worked as a Public Affairs Specialist, newsletter editor, office manager, and Realtor. Currently, Monique is editing her novel "Covet," a story about two sisters that only God can reunite. She is also writing her newest project, a Christian horror novel called "Trading Terror." For more information about Monique Waddell, visit her website at

The House by the Sea

A Novel
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451624311
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 3676
Previously published as The Mermaid Garden, the internationally bestselling author of The French Gardener presents a complex and irresistibly compelling novel that confirms the remarkable power of love to heal and transform. Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa that overlooks the sea just outside her small village. She likes to spy from the crumbling wall into the gardens and imagine that one day she’ll escape her meager existence and live there surrounded by its otherworldly splendor. Then one day Dante, the son of the villa’s powerful industrialist owner, invites her inside and shows her the enchanting Mermaid Garden. From that moment, Floriana knows that the only destiny for her is there, in that garden, with Dante. But as they grow up and fall in love, their romance causes a crisis, jeopardizing the very thing they hold most dear. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country house hotel on England’s Devon coast has fallen on hard times after the financial crash of 2008. Its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist to stay the summer and teach the guests how to paint. The man she hires is charismatic and wise and soon begins to pacify the discord in her family and transform the fortunes of the hotel. However, he has his own agenda. Is it to destroy, to seduce, or to heal? Whatever his intentions, he is certain to change Marina’s life forever. Spanning four decades and sweeping from the Italian countryside to the English coast, this new story by Santa Montefiore is a moving and mysterious tale of love, forgiveness, and the past revealed.

Furniture Makeovers

Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More
Author: Barb Blair
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452124191
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
View: 1209
Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.

The Bells of Bournville Green

Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527002
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 1630
Pretty seventeen-year-old Greta has never known a stable family life. With no father, and loathing her mother Ruby's latest boyfriend, Greta finds life hard at home and is happiest at work with her friends at the Cadbury factory in Birmingham where she is popular with the boys. Life takes a turn for the worse when her missing vixen of a sister Marleen turns up during the freezing winter of 1962. Greta soon decides that her only way out is marriage, but all too soon she discovers that life with her old class mate Trevor is not a ticket to freedom and happiness. She finds herself on the streets, pregnant and homeless . . . She is taken in by her mother's old friends, Edie and Anatoli Gruschov. In Anatoli, Greta finds the father she has never had. Kindly Edie loves to mother people and is desperately missing her son David and his family who have settled in Israel. But the love and security of this haven is soon shattered by appalling tragedy, which affects all the chocolate girls and their children and changes life forever . . . Continuing the saga begun in Annie Murray's Chocolate Girls, and set in 1960s Birmingham, The Bells of Bournville Green is a story of families whose lives are entwined, of belonging and loss . . . and of a young woman's search for transforming love.

Time's Wallet

Author: Steve Katz
Publisher: Counterpath Press
ISBN: 1933996226
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 169
View: 8280
Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. TIME'S WALLET is a memoir written in discrete pieces, "memoirrhoids." The 54 short bits cover the variety and extent of a life from 1935 to the present, from Manhattan by various routes to Denver, Colorado. The work presents itself not as a narrative arc, but as memory itself occurs, in brief stories rising more or less at random in the mind. Each remembered narrative is allowed to resolve itself through its own form, and that variety creates a different overall texture. Each of the "stories" is transparent in itself, but they add up to a fertile opacity that is the ineluctable vitality of a life, and the impenetrable presence, the "here it is," of art.

The Color of Love

Author: Rebecca Jackson-Towers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147972470X
Category: Fiction
Page: 154
View: 7273
When Mitch Harris goes out with his friend he thinks he has finally met the Mrs. Harris, but when he tries to call her he dials the wrong number and hears the sweetest voice hes ever heard. Colby Washington who just broke up with her boyfriend is not ready for another relationship, but when Mitch accidently calls her she is more than willing to keep talking to him. The more they talk to each other the more they start liking one another When their jobs allow them to finally meet face to face after months of talking on the phone will they take a leap of faith by taking their relationship to the next level or will the color of their skin make them not want to risk the challenges they know they will have to confront. Is the love they share strong enough to stand the test of time between all the people in their lives starting from the secretary, to the friends, and last but not least the family?

For the Love of Mary Brennan

Author: Danny Stone
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469197081
Category: Fiction
Page: 194
View: 898
Welcome to Parryville, New York. Nestled in the northernmost reaches of the state, the town isnt big enough to install a second traffic light. Cows outnumber people and the night sky is a dark tapestry of shining stars. The story follows the life of Mary Brennan, born and raised in Parryville, and the lives of the people she holds dear. Mary goes to great lengths to save face for her family in a town where gossip is commonplace and rumors spread like wildfire. The hunt for harmony proves increasingly difficult as secrets and surprises pile up around her. Ultimately, Marys family and friends act as the paint for her complex portrait, and as the story draws to a close, she struggles to find her true voice as the multiple identities of mother, daughter, sister, wife, and divorcee converge for an exciting conclusion.

Kill the Ones You Love

Author: Robert Scott
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786031530
Category: True Crime
Page: 432
View: 6909
A fast-paced, unforgettable real-life thriller. --Sue Russell Family On The Run A handsome, married young father and former deputy sheriff, Gabriel Morris looked like the picture of respectability. When his mother and her boyfriend were found brutally murdered in their pleasant Oregon seaside home, authorities were shocked to find a trail leading to him. Soon, police in several states were caught up in a riveting chase as Gabriel, with family in tow, went on a cross-country crime spree. No one knew if his wife, Jessica, was a victim or accomplice; or if his four-year-old daughter was in jeopardy. In a gracious Virginia suburb, a SWAT team swooped down on the renegade family and ended their wild, dangerous ride. What followed was even more shocking, as the story of how Gabriel Morris ended up on the wrong side of the law took investigators on a dark journey into the heart of a killer. . . Includes 16 pages of dramatic photos. Praise for Robert Scott "Compelling and shocking. . .a ground-breaking book." --Robert K. Tanenbaum on Shattered Innocence "Scott grabs the reader's attention." --Reviewing the Evidence