When Hope’s parents divorced two years ago, her life was turned upside down. To pass the time and avoid family issues, she took extra classes and graduated six months before turning eighteen. After being estranged for more than a year, her father moves back to their hometown. Hope is reluctant to visit him for the first time, but her mother insists.
The visit to his new mansion is not what she expected until she meets the secret guy living in the pool house.
A year ago, Chance Avery was on his way to a law degree courtesy of Penn State University, but something terrible happened. Chance has lost everyone in his life, except for his sister. When she moves to Virginia, he has no choice but to come along. With an agreement to renovate the Mansion, he gets to live in the pool house on the property. His life is boring and meaningless, until one day someone comes barging in his door.
When Hope and Chance run into each other again, they end up spending the night together, thinking they never have to see each other again. Then Hope finds out she has to move in with her father, who has already warned Chance that he is not allowed to touch his daughter.
Staying apart is a lot harder than either of them expected, and soon their feelings intensify to a breaking point, leaving them helplessly in love with one another. Will they be able to hide their relationship until Hope turns eighteen?
Lucy Dillon - Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
When the abandoned strays from a local dogs' home are matched with brand new owners, it turns out it might not just be the dogs who need rescuing. Rachel's aunt has left her a house, a Border Collie and, despite knowing nothing about dogs, a crowded kennels. But since her life has collapsed she's not sure she can deal with any more lost souls. Zoe's ex-husband has given their children a puppy. The kids are in love, but she's the one stuck training Toffee the impossible Labrador. She's nearly at the end of her tether - until Toffee leads her to a handsome doctor... Meanwhile Natalie and Johnny's marriage hasn't been easy since they started trying for a baby. But is a fridge-raiding, sofa-stealing Basset hound like Bertie really the child substitute they're looking for? As the new owners' paths cross on the town's dog-walking circuits, their lives become interwoven. And they - and their dogs - learn some important lessons about loyalty, companionship and unconditional love...
Lisa Renee Jones - The Contract
An Inside Out novella... A hot new erotic story by New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Lisa Renee Jones Connection to The Inside Out Trilogy that has recently been optioned to STARZ for TV with Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland w/Johnny Depp) producing and includes exciting clues for the series readers but stands alone as it’s own exciting erotic story. The Inside Out Trilogy includes IF I WERE YOU, BEING ME, and REVEALING US In part two of Rebecca’s Lost Journals, The Contract, the relationship between Rebecca and her rich, darkly alluring man intensifies and she must decide just how deep she will go into his into his intensely erotic world.
Ismeretlen szerző - Macmillan English Dictionary
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Paul Murray - Skippy Dies
Ruprecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include very difficult maths and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Daniel ‘Skippy’ Juster is his roommate. In the grand old Dublin institution that is Seabrook College for Boys, nobody pays either of them much attention. But when Skippy falls for Lori, the Frisbee-playing Siren from the girls’ school next door, suddenly all kinds of people take an interest - including Carl, part-time drug-dealer and official school psychopath… A tragic comedy of epic sweep and dimension, _Skippy Dies_ wrings every last drop of humour and hopelessness out of life, love, mermaids, M-theory, the poetry of Robert Graves, and all the mysteries of the human heart.
Ismeretlen szerző - Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?
In this latest bumper collection of questions and answers from popular 'Last Word' column: - Why does Weetabix cling like cement? - What is earwax for? - Why are there only two sexes? - When does the moon go blue? - Do doctors live longer? New Scientist magazine´s 'Last Word' column provides a dazzling stream of scientific questions, attracting witty, well-informed and wildly surprising answers from its readers around the world. Now with more questions than ever, this latest brilliant addition to the No. 1 bestselling series will fascinate 'Last Word' fans and new readers alike.
Leann Sweeney - The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse
The author of The Yellow Rose Mystery series, Leann Sweeney, is... "A welcome new voice in mystery fiction." (Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of Collision) ...and her brand new series about adorable cats that just can't stay out of trouble is bound to be a hit! Jill's quiet life is shattered when her house is broken into and her Abyssinian, Syrah, goes missing. Jill's convinced her kitty's been catnapped. But when her cat-crime-solving leads her to a murdered body, suddenly all paws are pointing to Jill. Soon, Jill discovers that Syrah isn't the only purebred who's been stolen. Now she has to find these furry felines before they all become the prey of a cold-blooded killer-and she ends up nabbed for a crime..
David Brawn - A Day in the Life of Humphrey, the Downing Street Cat
Humphrey, The Downing Street Cat, is no stranger to life at the top. In the course of his duty, he rubs shoulders with Prime Ministers, Heads of State, Royalty, as well as his chums, the trusty people who keep Downing Street and the Cabinet Office running smoothly. But is life at the top of all it's cracked up to be? At one stage Humphrey disappeared. Speculation was rife - had he been catnapped? Did he have a girlfriend elsewhere? Was he simply tired of being a pampered pet? Or - had he gone over to the Opposition? As the world now knows, Humphrey returned to life at No. 10 and here, in his never-before published story, he takes us through his cat-flap and shows us a day in his very active political life.
Emily Neville - It's Like This, Cat
The protagonist is Dave Mitchell, a 14-year-old who is growing up in mid-20th century New York City. His mother is asthmatic, her attacks worsened by the stress she feels when Dave and his father have their frequent arguments. Dave's refuge after a clash with his father is with Kate, an elderly neighbor whose apartment is filled with the stray cats she loves. Dave adopts one of the cats, names it "Cat", and takes it home. "Cat" brings both joy and adventure into his life.
Peter Heller - The Dog Stars
“Leave it to Peter Heller to imagine a postapocalyptic world that contains as much loveliness as it does devastation. His hero, Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna (his dog as copilot) around what was once Colorado, chasing all the same things we chase in these pre-annihilation days: love, friendship, the solace of the natural world, and the chance to perform some small kindness. The Dog Stars is a wholly compelling and deeply engaging debut.” —Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss—and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace. Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for. Narrated by a man who is part warrior and part dreamer, a hunter with a great shot and a heart that refuses to harden, The Dog Stars is both savagely funny and achingly sad, a breathtaking story about what it means to be human.
Dr. David Brunner - Sam Stall - The Dog Owner's Manual
At Last! A Beginner’s Guide to Canine Technology Pee stains on the carpet. Barking at all hours of the night. That embarrassing thing he does with your leg. It’s enough to make you cry out, “Why doesn’t my dog have an owner’s manual?” And now, thankfully, he does. Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, _The Dog Owner’s Manual_ explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: Which breeds interface best with children? How can I program my model to fetch? And why is its nose always wet? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers right here—courtesy of celebrated veterinarian Dr. David Brunner and acclaimed author Sam Stall. Together, they provide plenty of useful advice for both new and experienced dog owners.
Rick Gekoski - Outside Of A Dog
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx "Outside of a Dog" is the captivating account of twenty-five books drawn from the fields of literature, psychology and philosophy, and a memoir of a reading self. Tracing the formative role books have played in his life, Rick Gekoski trains the same ironic and analytic eye on these books and their authors as he does on himself. The result is unique: a sustained, witty book dedicated to the proposition that we are what we read. "Outside of A Dog" might be described as an intellectual bibliomemoir, except that the author regards the noun 'intellectual' as a term of abuse. Gekoski's twenty-five include: Dr. Seuss, "Horton Hatches the Egg"; Magnus Hirschfeld, "Sexual Anomalies and Perversions"; Allen Ginsberg, "Howl"; J.D. Salinger, "The Catcher in the Rye"; T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land"; Descartes, "Meditations"; David Hume, "An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding"; W.B. Yeats, "The Collected Poems"; F.R. Leavis, "The Common Pursuit"; Matthew Arnold, "Culture and Anarchy"; Tom Wolfe, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"; Ludwig Wittgenstein, "Philosophical Investigations"; R.D. Laing, "The Divided Self"; Germaine Greer, "The Female Eunuch"; D.H. Lawrence, "Women in Love"; A.S. Neill, "Summerhill"; Roald Dahl, "Matilda"; Alice Miller, "Pictures of a Childhood"; A.J. Ayer, "Language, Truth, and Logic"; Sigmund Freud, "The Interpretation of Dreams"; Carl Hiaasen, "Double Whammy"; Peter Wright, "Spycatcher"; and, Rick Gekoski, "Staying Up".
Alexandra Horowitz - Inside of a Dog
Temple Grandin meets Stephen Pinker in this engaging and informative look at what goes on inside the minds of dogs—from a cognitive scientist with a background at The New Yorker. With more than 52 million pet dogs in America today, it’s clear we are a nation of unabashed dog-lovers. Yet the relationship between dogs and humans remains a fascinating mystery, as no one really knows what goes on in the canine mind. Now, in Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz fuses her perspectives as both scientist and dog-owner to deliver a fresh look at the world of dogs—as seen from the animal’s point of view. Inspired by her years of living with her own dog, Pumpernickel, who was a constant source of delight and mystery, Horowitz’s mind became filled with questions and ideas. In crisp, clear prose, she draws on her research in the field of dog cognition to give readers a sense of a dog’s perceptual and cognitive abilities—and paints a picture of what the canine experience is like. Horowitz’s own scientific journey, and the insights she uncovered, allowed her to understand her dog better and appreciate her more. Containing up-to-the minute research and providing many moments of dog-behavior recognition, this lively and absorbing book helps dog owners to see their best friend’s behavior in a different, and revealing light, allowing them to understand their pets and enjoy their company even more.
John I. Jerkovic - SEO Warrior
How can you make it easier for people to find your website? And how can you convert casual visitors into active users? SEO Warrior shows you how it's done through a collection of tried and true techniques, hacks, and best practices. Learn the nuts and bolts of search engine optimization (SEO) theory, the importance of keyword strategy, and how to avoid and remedy search engine traps. You'll also learn about search engine marketing (SEM) practices, such as Google AdWords, and how you can use social networking to increase your visibility. Ideal for web developers, savvy marketers, webmasters, and anyone else interested in SEO, this book serves not only as an SEO tutorial, but also as a reference for implementing effective SEO techniques. - Create compelling sites with SEO that can stand the test of time - Optimize your site for Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft's Bing, as well as search engines used in different parts of the world - Conduct keyword research to find the best terms to reach your audience--and the related terms they'll respond to - Learn what makes search engines tick by utilizing custom scripts - Analyze your site to see how it measures up to the competition
Jacqueline Wilson - Girls in Tears
The girls are back - but they're not very happy! Ellie's glorious romance with Russell is teetering on the rocks. Magda's lost her pet and is desperately upset (though the others didn't even know she had a hamster!). And Nadine is fed up with the other two lecturing her about the dangers of meeting someone on the Internet - she thinks her online boyfriend sounds wonderful! Buckets of tears are wept and hundreds of tissues are sniffled into - can the girls survive these testing times?
Nicola Morgan - Wasted
Jack is obsessed by luck. He lets the toss of a coin rule his actions, whatever the risks. Chance brings him Jess, a beautiful singer who will change his life, but their luck won’t last for ever. During a night of heady recklessness, they run out of choices. Now it is the reader’s turn to take a risk, spin a coin and determine life… or death.
Jacqueline Wilson - Dustbin Baby
April Showers. That's my nickname now. It's better than April Fool. It's much, much better than Dustbin Baby. April started out in life as a dustbin baby - unceremoniously abandoned in a rubbish bin on 1st April. Now she's turned 14, April's determined to find out where she came from. If only she could remember her birth mother - or, maybe, even find her. It's not going to be easy but can April forget the old labels and discover who she really is?
Jacqueline Wilson - The Story of Tracy Beaker
I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible dynamic heart-rending story. Honest.' Tracy is ten years old. She lives in a Children's Home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Meet Tracy, follow her story and share her hopes for the future in this beautifully observed, touching and often very funny tale, all told in Tracy's own words.
Jacqueline Wilson - Lizzie Zipmouth
don't you ever say anything, Lizzie?" said Rory. "It's like you've got a zip across your mouth." Lizzie refuses to speak. She doesn't want to talk to Rory or Jake, her new stepbrothers, or Sam, their dad or even her mum. She’s totally fed up at having to join a new family and nothing can coax her into speaking to them. Not football, not pizza, not a new bedroom. That is, until she meets Great-Gran – a member of the new family who is even more stubborn than her – and has had a lot more practice!
Paul R. Krugman - Maurice Obstfeld - Marc Melitz - International Economics
Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, renowned researcher Maurice Obstfeld, and new co-author Marc Melitz of Harvard University, continue to set the standard for International Economics courses with the text that remains the market leader in the U.S. and around the world. International Economics: Theory and Policy is a proven approach in which each half of the book leads with an intuitive introduction to theory and follows with self-contained chapters to cover key policy applications. “Krugman and Obstfeld are, individually, at the very top of the fields of international trade and finance. I’ve used their textbook for years, and I welcome the new material that they include in this latest revision.” - Alan Deardorff, University of Michigan “Krugman and Obstfeld present material in a clear and intuitive manner, leaving aside as much of the technical detail as possible. Students find the graphical analysis to be extremely helpful in understanding the material.” - Robert G. Murphy, Boston College “This is the leading undergraduate textbook in international economics. It offers a comprehensive and understandable exposition of the major topics in international economics by two of the top scholars in the field.” - Gerald Willmann, University of Kiel “Krugman and Obstfeld is the leading textbook in the field because it approaches all aspects of international economics by utilizing both analytical and quantitative methods.” - Iordanis Petsas, University of Scranton