Caitlin the caterpillar has a very cluttered closet. But instead of cleaning it, Caitlin continues to cram in clothes, crayons, and even a canoe! Uh-oh, will Caitlin's closet finally collapse? Help Caitlin learn the importance of keeping her room tidy. Help your child get a head-start and build essential English skills through this educational and engaging book. By introducing one phonic sound per book, this series teaches your child to correctly pronounce and read words in a fun and easy way. Be prepared to see your child's reading fluency, spelling ability and confidence skyrocket!
ELLEgirl, the international style bible for girls who dare to be different, is published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., and is accessible on the web at ellegirl.elle.com/. ELLEgirl provides young women with insider information on fashion, beauty, service and pop culture in a voice that, while maintaining authority on the subject, includes and amuses them.
THE COWBOY NEXT DOOR No men allowed? Cybil Mathews bought her ranch knowing exactly what she wanted out of life: serenity, purpose—and a world free from men! Just her luck to land sexy Mason Faraday as a neighbor. The infuriating rancher has an ego the size Nevada—and a body born to wear tight-fitting jeans. Cybil is determined to stay footloose and fancy-free, but Mason's incendiary kisses are branding her heart as his own! MEANT FOR YOU Too close for comfort Caitlin Beck and Jed Bishop don't see eye to eye on anything—except their inability to keep their hands off each other. He thinks she's too uptight. She thinks he's too laid-back. All the pair has to do is finish renovating the Victorian house they bought together, sell it and they'll never see each other again. In the meantime she'll stick to her side of the house, and he'll stick to his. So why do they keep meeting in the hallway?
“Heart-pounding and heartfelt, Fine Line is a perfectly paced romantic suspense that captivates.” ~LITERAL ADDICTION With a new wife and a successful career as the co-owner of Phantom Force Tactical, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and former homicide detective Blake Madison thinks he has it all. But when his wife disappears from their bed while he’s taking a morning jog, Blake has to figure out if it’s someone from her past as an investigative journalist, or his as a combat veteran and police officer. Fortunately, Blake has a team of the nation’s best warriors at hand to assist in solving the crime. With the help of his partner, Nick “Colt” Colten, they set out to take down the mastermind behind the heinous plot—a violent adversary who is hell-bent on retaliation and vengeance. Despite the stakes stacked against them, the men of Phantom Force Tactical are willing to risk everything to bring Caitlin back alive and rid the world of this powerful and formidable foe. But will it be enough, or will this enemy, with his vast influence and powerful connections, be one they can’t defeat?
In The Distance Between Us, Noah Bly presents a blistering portrait of a troubled family, of bonds that can be battered but never broken, and of the friendships that can make us whole again. Hester Parker resides in an elegant Victorian house in the town of Bolton, Illinois. She spends her evenings listening to the lush tones of Mahler and Chopin, drinking sub-par Merlot, and reflecting on a life that has suddenly fallen apart. At seventy-one, Hester is as brilliant and sharp-tongued as ever, capable of inspiring her music students to soaring heights or reducing them to tears with a single comment. But her wit can’t hide the bitterness that comes with loss—the loss of her renowned violinist husband, Arthur Donovan, who left her for another woman, and the loss of her career as a concert pianist after injuring her wrist. In this home that holds so many memories, Hester and Arthur raised three volatile children—Paul, a talented and neurotic cellist, Caitlin, an accomplished literary professor who inspires both dread and worship among her students, and Jeremy, sweet, spirited, and as musically gifted as his parents. Though Caitlin and Paul still live in Bolton, both have taken Arthur’s side in the divorce and rarely see their mother. When Hester decides to rent out the attic apartment to Alex, a young college student, she has no idea of the impact he will have on her life and her family. Good-natured and awkward, with secrets of his own, Alex becomes an unlikely confidant and a means of reconnecting with the world outside Hester’s window. But his presence also exposes old memories and grief that Hester has tried to bury. Over the course of one remarkable month, Hester will confront angry accusations, long-hidden jealousies, and the inescapable truth that tore her family apart and might, against all odds, help reconcile them again. And her brief friendship with Alex will leave each with a surprising legacy—acceptance of the past, a seed of comfort in the present, and hope for the future, wherever it may lead. Tender and funny, heartbreaking and wise, The Distance Between Us is a masterful evocation of family and friendship, of the pain that goes hand-in-hand with love, and of the grace and wisdom that remain when heartbreak finally subsides.
The saga of Green Mountain continues as the Lawson family, three generations of horse trainers, continue their success in the modern horse show industry. When a mysterious illness begins to strike one of their horses after another, the Lawsons are faced with challenges and losses that will change the future of Green Mountain Ranch. Read this excerpt from the book: 'The sport of reining appeals to horsemen because theoretically, each rider is competing only with himself. His goal is to complete every maneuver smoothly with finesse. To run a pattern without flaws is not enough to win a show as highly competitive as the National Reining Horse Association Derby. Luck has a lot to do with it; luck of the draw, luck that the ground is good, luck that the horse will perform correctly. Trey Lawson wasn't feeling particularly 'lucky," but he did feel confident as he entered the holding area to the cavernous arena. The high energy of the crowd was palpable. He swept a lock of hair back and pulled his hat down firmly, then pointed New Gold Bar toward the open gate. Normally Trey would wait until his horse settled before starting his circles, but they were both ready so he jiggled the reins slightly and laid his right heel just behind the cinch. The chocolate Palomino struck off with his left lead, loping off quietly into a slow, fancy small circle. When he came around the center, he found another gear as Trey chased him into two, fast, breath-taking circles with a perfect flying lead change to the right in the middle of the arena."
Designed to help parents to take charge of their home, offers tips on how to recognize six types of testing and manipulating behavior and how to constructively handle misbehavior at home and in public.