A simpler, more peaceful time in a rural community?-not in this family. Grandma Lottie is visiting her son's family for the holidays. This is a family in crisis, facing painful issues and quickly splitting apart. The holidays may not be thankful or merry. Is it Lottie's intuition or an accident that she arrives just in time? It takes her wisdom and sensitivity to hold her family together. The characters come alive as they share their individual secrets and aspirations: Some painful, some whimsical, some artistic, some celebrating the travails of youth and some celebrating the wisdom and experience that only comes with age. Everyone Has A Secret will touch your heart as you identify with a family facing the pains, the joys, the challenges of life. Even Lottie shares a secret she thought forever lost in World War II. Share the family's secrets, celebrate the love of a family and cheer for your own Grandma Lottie.
Corinne Roussel is a celebrated French actress. At age 26, she’s created a fortune from a new breakthrough cosmetic formula. But her personal life is a mess as she searches for love and understanding. Harry Smith is age 40, never married, a loner, especially when it comes to women. He works as a management consultant. He’s tough, sharp and speaks his mind. But he’s hiding a secret. They first met ten years ago, when he saved her life on a cold French mountainside and stayed with her until help arrived. The night-time ordeal forged a close bond between them, but they have gone their separate ways and lost contact – that is, until Corinne spots him in London. Their friendship becomes sexual, but Harry can tell she’s being emotionally manipulated by her ex-husband, Jacques, who remains her business manager. Over time Harry finds out more about Jacques: his past, his greed, and his corruption.
My name is Brant Colton. I'm a blackmailer -- a good one -- and I make no apologies for my chosen career. One evening, at a very private club I belong to, I spotted a young man who piqued my interest. Why? Because he, Lorne Raynell, wasn't taking advantage of what the club had to offer. It took time, but I finally found out why. He was intent on finding out who murdered his brother. The rest, as they say, is history. Our history.
Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing
Many of the young girls who read Secret Girls Stuff wrote to Margaret Clark, so she has now produced a new book to cover the concerns they raised. This book contains material of a sensitive nature which some readers may find disturbing. Age 15 plus.
Best friends, Elenore and Sophie, have always been really close and inseparable throughout their lives. Growing up together, the two girls have become dependent on each other in different ways. Elenore, the quiet and reserved type, often finds herself becoming the victim of heinous high school bullies. Sophie, loud-mouthed and very blunt, does not take crap from anyone. The girls often find themselves wrapped up in evil schemes orchestrated by their enemies. Elenore and Sophie soon realize just how far they are willing to go in order to get revenge on anyone who has wronged them. How far is too far when you want to make someone pay for the things they have done?
Being held to a high standard & maintaining a perfect image was all DANIELLE (DANNY) EMERSON knew growing up. The youngest of three, she didn't understand why she had to follow in the family's traditions. As she grew older, she couldn't hide behind the veil that covers her true identity. So, when she decided to drop out of school and pursue dancing full time, her family wasn't having it! But that quickly changed the night RASHAD STEVENSON saved Danielle's life. Falling rapidly for one another, they started a romance that flourished to marriage. The first year of marriage is always the hardest, but for Rashad and Danielle, the first five were the worse. Being a family-oriented man, Rashad desperately wanted a child & it killed Danielle knowing that she couldn't give him what he wanted. Both Rashad and Danielle are used to hurdles in their path. However, Danielle's darkest secret has yet to come to light. SECRETS are the root of all evil, will Danielle tell Rashad her secret or will she hide it for as long as she can?
She's searching for her mother. He lost his only son. Neither thought they'd find love ... but secrets could destroy it all. Brooke Daniels lost her adoptive parents when she was young and spent several years in foster care. All she's ever wanted was to love and be loved. To belong somewhere. She's been trying to find her birth mother for the past decade and finally uncovers a promising lead. Following the clues, Brooke finds Lisa Scoffield working on Ryder Ranch in Wild Rose, Iowa. When she's standing face-to-face with the woman who brought her into the world, she's mistaken for the new cook. Jumping at the chance to get to know Lisa better, she keeps her identity secret for the time being. Dylan Ryder is the sexy ranch owner, though Brooke's lust seems one-sided. She pushes her feelings aside, telling herself she's here to spend time with her biological mother, not pursue an affair with a brooding loner. It isn't long before she discovers Dylan is just as attracted to her and they spend night after night wrapped in wild passion. As the weeks pass, Brooke's never been happier and believes a life she's always dreamed of is right at her fingertips, but damning secrets stand in the way. Lisa still has no idea Brooke is her daughter. What will she do when she finds out? Dylan prefers keeping his past dead and buried. When it all comes out will it ruin any hope of a future together? And what will Dylan say when Brooke reveals her biggest secret of all?
A fascinating reference book to dip into but is also a tool to help readers make their own spiritual journey. Through shamanism, divination and astrology we can learn how to interpret the hidden messages birds can bring to our lives. The secret of how to perform your own auguries are revealed here for the first time in detail. And stories of ordinary people who have encountered the miraculous healing qualities of birds in their own lives will inspire you. From the robin to the phoenix - the everyday and the mythological - you will find a treasure trove of inspiration at your fingertips, which is both spiritually uplifting and historically fascinating.