My Life Next Door

Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575220

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

The Boy Most Likely To

Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this novel is for readers of The Spectacular Now, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Paper Towns.

Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157907

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 389

The romantic companion to My Life Next Door—great for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han. Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the liquor cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and drive his car into a house Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To . . . well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters. For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard. Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this novel is for readers of The Spectacular Now, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Paper Towns.

What I Thought Was True

Huntley Fitzpatrick delivers another enticing summer read full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions, and a romance that will make every reader swoon.

Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101593911

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 969

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to My Life Next Door is a magnetic, push-me-pull-me summer romance for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han. Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her idyllic Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past--or the island--Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true--about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself--with what really is. Huntley Fitzpatrick delivers another enticing summer read full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions, and a romance that will make every reader swoon.

My Life in Middlemarch

New acquaintances were not sure what to make of her. ... Next door was a down-at-heel hotel and a pungent Indian restaurant celebrating the last days of the ...

Author: Rebecca Mead

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307984788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she first read George Eliot's Middlemarch, regarded by many as the greatest English novel. After gaining admission to Oxford, and moving to the United States to become a journalist, through several love affairs, then marriage and family, Mead read and reread Middlemarch. The novel, which Virginia Woolf famously described as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people," offered Mead something that modern life and literature did not. In this wise and revealing work of biography, reporting, and memoir, Rebecca Mead leads us into the life that the book made for her, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written. Employing a structure that deftly mirrors that of the novel, My Life in Middlemarch takes the themes of Eliot's masterpiece--the complexity of love, the meaning of marriage, the foundations of morality, and the drama of aspiration and failure--and brings them into our world. Offering both a fascinating reading of Eliot's biography and an exploration of the way aspects of Mead's life uncannily echo that of Eliot herself, My Life in Middlemarch is for every ardent lover of literature who cares about why we read books, and how they read us.

My Hero Next Door

It has been rewritten and re-edited to this sweet romance edition. Enjoy! Buy My Hero Next Door to play passion's highest notes today!

Author: Melody Sweet




Page: 292

View: 354

She's only confident when she sings. He's following the beat of his heart. Will a moment of impromptu harmony cue a romantic duet?Ella: Okay, I'll admit it. I'm not the most self-confident person on the planet. In fact, I'm pretty sure I have... none.That's why I followed David to UChicago. He's my boyfriend. The one with the meticulous plans for our future. If I just cling tight enough to his hand, I can survive anything.Or maybe not.Because the thing that usually calms my nerves-singing to myself in the dorm shower-has just been blown apart by an impromptu duet with a guy over the wall, and it's making my heart pound like nothing ever has before.How can one duet send my life into a spiral of confusion?Cole: I'm in my last year at UChicago and I can't wait to graduate and get on with my big dreams, but whoever sang with me over the shower wall... Oh man, I have to find this girl. Something about her voice spoke to me.But she's shy. Timid. She won't accept my invitations to meet up in the hallway. And that's not my only problem.My roommate's girlfriend, Ella, has just moved here and she's sparking things inside of me I never thought I could feel. I don't get it.I thought I was set. Happy. But now I'm locked in a battle between pining for Ella and desperately hunting for a shower songbird that I swear could change my life for the better. My Hero Next Door is the first standalone book in the Lyrics of Love sweet contemporary romance series. If you like offbeat meet-cutes, soulful men to swoon over, and love's beautiful ballads, then you'll adore Melody Sweet's tale of destiny.PLEASE NOTE: This book was previously published as Fever by Melissa Pearl. It has been rewritten and re-edited to this sweet romance edition. Enjoy! Buy My Hero Next Door to play passion's highest notes today!

Guardians of the Crystals

It was hard at first, because the bubbling life next door was still noisy, and my mind kept urging me to return to the ranks of runners, otherwise, ...

Author: Kristine M. Anderson

Publisher: Erik Istrup Publishing

ISBN: 879411000X

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Silence is the foundation of everything… Have you ever listened to the Silence? Try it and you will hear a voice that is never silent. The voice of your heart. It tells you how special, strong, and unique you are because it brings with it the power given to every person on Earth to make his life a miracle of light and joy. Listen to the voice of your heart and look at the world around you through your heart. That is what Amanda and Stephan did in the first book of this series, going through hardship and exciting adventures to find the strength inside themselves to fulfill their dreams. Live this story with them, take what your heart wants from it, find your inner strength, and fulfill your dreams. Your true dreams. Yourself. Novels are visual, sensual, and transformative - with strong characters, their life paths, experiences, and insights. These stories can be read in the facet of readers’ choice - either as an adventure or through deep feelings and take what falls into readers’ hearts.

The Notebooks of Malte Laudris Brigge

As if I hadn't known that all our insights are entered up later, ... I wrote, I had my life and the life next door was a totally different life, ...

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Self-Help


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'The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge' was Rainer Maria Rilke's only novel, and is said to have greatly influenced such other writers as Jean-Paul Sartre. It was written whilst Rilke lived in Paris, and was published in 1910. The novel is semi-autobiographical, and is written in an expressionistic style. The work was inspired by Sigbjørn Obstfelder's work 'A Priest's Diary' and Jens Peter Jacobsen's second novel 'Niels Lyhne' of 1880, which traces the fate of an atheist in a merciless world. The book was first issued in English under the title Journal of My Other Self.

The Puzzle of the Silver Persian

That's the door of her sitting room, and there's her bedroom. ... that Aunt had slept all her life next door to a walledup skeleton in a secret room.

Author: Stuart Palmer

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049981836

Category: Fiction


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Crossing the Atlantic, Miss Withers encounters a murder that only a cat can solve Schoolteacher and occasional sleuth Hildegarde Withers has not had good luck with vacations. On her last trip, she found herself enmeshed in the investigation of a dead man on a small plane. Now, on a three-day steamer voyage to London, she’s about to encounter death again. A gruesome joke leads to a young woman going missing from the ship’s aft rail. Is she somewhere onboard, or has she fallen into the sea? In either case, turning about will do nothing for her, so the ship steams on. Soon the passengers descend into a nightmare, as body after body appears. Putting an end to the chaos falls to Miss Withers, who must depend on the testimony of a particularly mischievous silver Persian cat. The teacher and the feline will make it to London safe and sound—so long as their curiosity doesn’t get the best of them. The Puzzle of the Silver Persian is part of the Hildegarde Withers Mysteries series, which also includes The Penguin Pool Murder and Murder on the Blackboard.

My Husband Next Door

This is not just bonkers Dad having a late-life crisis and going off the rails. ... 'We must all take responsibility for our own lives, though, surely, Dad?

Author: Catherine Alliott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962755

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 99

Step into Alliott country with the fabulously funny and wonderfully heartwarming story from the bestselling author of A Cornish Summer When Ella married the handsome, celebrated artist Sebastian Montclair at just nineteen she was madly in love. Now, those blissful years of marriage have turned into the very definition of an unconventional set-up. Separated in every way but distance, Sebastian resides in an outhouse across the lawn from Ella's ramshackle farmhouse. With an ex-husband living under her nose and a home crowded by hostile teenaged children, gender-confused chickens - not to mention her hyper critical mother whose own marriage slips spectacularly off the rails -Ella finds comfort in the company of the very charming gardener, Ludo. Then out of the blue Sebastian decides to move on, catching Ella horribly unawares. How much longer can she hide from what really destroyed her marriage . . . and the secret she continues to keep? 'I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish' Daily Mail 'An entertaining read that's as light as the summer breeze' Daily Express 'A captivating and heartwarming tale' Closer

My Husband Next Door

Catherine Alliott brings us the fabulously funny and wonderfully heart-warming My Husband Next Door.

Author: Catherine Alliott

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781405913928

Category: Artists

Page: 469

View: 608

Catherine Alliott brings us the fabulously funny and wonderfully heart-warming My Husband Next Door. For better or worse... Ella was nineteen and madly in love when she married dashing young artist Sebastian Montclair. But that was a long time ago. Now Ella and the kids live in a ramshackle farmhouse while Sebastian and his paintings inhabit the outhouse next door - a family separated in every way but distance. Is it a marvellously modern relationship - or a disaster waiting to happen? So when charming gardener Ludo arrives on the scene and Sebastian makes a sudden and surprising decision, Ella sees a chance at a fresh start. Yet with two teenagers and her parents on the verge of their own late-life crisis, will Ella be allowed to choose her own path? And how long can she hide from the truth which haunts her broken marriage? Step into Alliott Country with My Husband Next Door. 'Another huge treat from Catherine Alliott. It's hilarious yet poignant, with wonderful characters, including all the animals! I lapped up every page.' Sophie Kinsella 'Captivating and heartwarming' Closer

The Vampire Next Door

We have a wedding to get to. I want to know what's going on. I've known Aurora Dawn my whole life. You move in a week ago, and suddenly you're in love?

Author: Marilyn Baron

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509214917

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 457

Aurora Dawn Hale, the ravishing daughter and granddaughter of psychics, wants to take a bite out of the boy next door, reformed vampire Lancelot “Lance” Lakeland, who repents his past and desperately desires to be good. Lance has given up immortality to be with the woman he craves. He must convince Aurora Dawn he is worthy of her trust. Will she love him for who he is and leave her fiancé at the altar? Or wake up from her spell in time to recognize the evil presence of the fiend who has terrorized her family for centuries?

The Medium Next Door

Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer Maureen Hancock. I kept wondering. ... With a flushed face she blurted, “George, that jackass, is my husband!

Author: Maureen Hancock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757391877

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 358

The Medium Next Door is the amazing life story of spirit medium Maureen Hancock, who discovered her psychic abilities to see, hear, and speak with the dead when she was just five years old. Descended from a long line of legendary Irish mystics, Maureen was no stranger to the spiritual realm, but she still kept the messages from the departed to herself all throughout her childhood and teen years, eventually suppressing them almost completely. Maureen wouldn't open herself up to communicating with spirits again until she was in a near-fatal car crash. Soon after, she had hundreds of voices in her head, many of them helping her crack cases and expose fraud in her role as a litigation paralegal at a large Boston law firm. Accepting her gift but still keeping it to herself, she married and had two children. It wasn't until tragedy struck on 9/11 and Maureen was bombarded with messages from the spirits that she realized she had to stop hiding her ability and put it to good use. She left her job at the law firm and opened the holistic healing center Pathways to Healing and launched the cancer foundation Manifest a Miracle. Today, she goes by the title Medium Mom and strives to balance raising children, raising the dead, assisting the dying, searching for missing children, and teaching about life after death.

The Cowboy Next Door

Basically everyone in my real life. So that was fun. Also I might be buzzed. Cash's small bubble of whatever he was feeling deflated just a little at the ...

Author: R.C. Ryan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538711168

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 609

From New York Times bestselling author who "delivers it all with page-turning romance" (Nora Roberts) comes a story about a down-on-her-luck teacher, a carefree cowboy, and finding second chances in the most unlikely places. After weeks on the trail, Sam Monroe is looking forward to a hot bath, a home-cooked meal, and a real bed. In that order. But he's greeted by something even better when he opens the door to his family's ranch house. Seems the new housekeeper is a gorgeous young woman who cooks like an angel and wrangles his family like a pro. If only she didn't dislike him so much... Penny Cash is down on her luck, and the last thing she needs is a flirtation with a wild, carefree cowboy. Sure, he's funny and sexy, but they're as different as whiskey and tea. And she'll be leaving town as soon as she finds a full-time teaching position. But when trouble comes calling, Penny will find out how serious Sam can be when it comes to protecting the woman he loves... Also includes the bonus novella Saved by the Cowboy by A.J. Pine! Olivia Belle has always believed in fairy tales...until the moment her boyfriend dropped to one knee. When Olivia speeds into Cash Hawkins' town like a modern-day Cinderella in a ball gown and glass slippers, Cash's careful existence is thrown for a loop. Olivia could be his happily ever after... if this runaway bridesmaid doesn't run off with his heart.

Mob Mistress

My life became fairly routine as a housewife . ... Next door to the store there was a restaurant where she would hang out during breaks , socializing with ...

Author: James Dubro



Category: Mafia

Page: 200

View: 570

The Stud Next Door

A sexy, single dad standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.

Author: Kendall Ryan

Publisher: Kendall Ryan


Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 958

A sexy, single dad standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan. Life threw me a curveball. An adorable eight-pound, four-ounce curveball with her mother’s eyes and my dark hair. I’d like to think my single-dad game is strong, but honestly? I’ve been struggling a little. When a beautiful young woman moves in next door and offers to give me a hand, I jump at the chance to hire her as a nanny. Jessa is amazing with my daughter. She’s also patient, kind, and way too pretty. The number one rule of hiring a nanny? Don’t bed the nanny. It’s a rule I intend to keep. But as the days pass, I begin to realize how much my life is missing. Companionship. Romance. Intimacy. When I discover my heart has space for one more female, it’s a lost cause, another curveball. The hot-as-hell nanny is leaving soon for a mission trip to Central America. No sense in letting myself fantasize about Jessa being a permanent part of my life. The closer we get, the more difficult it becomes to keep my feelings in check, because my heart won’t listen. And neither will my libido. Well, you know what they say. Rules are meant to be broken . . .

AMELIA BUTTERWORTH MYSTERIES That Affair Next Door Lost Man s Lane A Second Episode in the Life of Amelia Butterworth The Circular Study

I have had so little of it in my life. My father——” She stopped; I knew why she stopped. I gave her a look of encouragement. “People have always been ...

Author: Anna Katharine Green

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026865146

Category: Fiction

Page: 628

View: 335

This carefully crafted ebook: "AMELIA BUTTERWORTH MYSTERIES: That Affair Next Door + Lost Man's Lane: A Second Episode in the Life of Amelia Butterworth + The Circular Study” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Amelia Butterworth Series is a collection of three mystery novels featuring the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple, Miss Silver and other creations. Anna Katharine Green is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective. Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel". She stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful "whodunits". Table of Contents: That Affair Next Door Lost Man's Lane: A Second Episode in the Life of Amelia Butterworth The Circular Study

The Man Next Door

But, oh! give me my hour—the one hour out of all my life. "I stole from him too—from Tom," says she. "I've taken from him what I didn't pay for and can't.

Author: Emerson Hough

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465611916

Category: Authors, American

Page: 310

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Bonnie Bell was her real name—Bonnie Bell Wright. It sounds like a race horse or a yacht, but she was a girl. Like enough that name don't suit you exactly for a girl, but it suited her pa, Old Man Wright. I don't know as she ever was baptized by that name, or maybe baptized at all, for water was scarce in Wyoming; but it never would of been healthy to complain about that name before Old Man Wright or me, Curly. As far as that goes, she had other names too. Her ma called her Mary Isabel Wright; but her pa got to calling her Bonnie Bell some day when she was little, and it stuck, especial after her ma died. That was when Bonnie Bell was only four years old, that her ma died, and her dying made a lot of difference on the ranch. I reckon Old Man Wright probably stole Bonnie Bell's ma somewhere back in the States when he was a young man. She must of loved him some or she wouldn't of came to Wyoming with him. She was tallish, and prettier than any picture in colors—and game! She tried all her life to let on she liked the range, but she never was made for it. Now to see her throw that bluff and get away with it with Old Man Wright—and no one else, especial me—and to see Old Man Wright worrying, trying to figure out what was wrong, and not being able to—that was the hardest thing any of us ever tried. The way he worked to make the ma of Bonnie Bell happy was plain for anybody to see. He'd stand and look at the place where he seen her go by last, and forget he had a rope in his hand and his horse a-waiting. We had to set at the table, all three of us, after she died—him and the kid and me—and nobody at the end of the table where she used to set—her always in clothes that wasn't just like ours. I couldn't hardly stand it. But that was how game Old Man Wright was. He wasn't really old. Like when he was younger, he was tall and straight, and had sandy hair and blue eyes, and weighed round a hundred and eighty, lean. Everybody on the range always had knew Old Man Wright. He was captain of the round-up when he was twenty and president of the cattle association as soon as it was begun. I don't know as a better cowman ever was in Wyoming. He grew up at it.

The Plug Next Door 5

Alexa's heart beat wildly against her ribcage in attempts to flee her chest ... Every good moment in my life, she has somehow been connected to whether she ...

Author: Sol

Publisher: Sullivan Group Publishing

ISBN: 1648546986

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 469

Life has never been better for God and Reese. Between introducing their son to the world, gaining a new daughter in Summer, and preparing to wed, everything seems perfect. That is, until Reese finds out that her future husband is keeping a huge secret. Will God's deception bring them closer together or break them apart for good? Done with pole dancing, Alexa joins the Army to find herself as well as secure a career that she can be proud of. She leaves New York and everything connected to it behind as she starts her new journey in the military. The only problem with her moving on is that someone in her past isn't ready to let go. Young is finding it hard to pick up the pieces of his life. With his twin brother, Nas, in jail and his one true love gone to serve the country, he's lonelier than ever. He seeks comfort in the arms of several women, but one girl in particular, Erin, is quickly stealing his heart. Will he finally be able to get over Alexa, or is his latest relationship only a temporary fix for the real thing? Loso and Summer are trying to make their relationship work while at the same time, keeping it a secret from God. Summer is afraid of what might happen if she tells her dad that she's been sleeping with his worker, but as the old saying goes... what's done in the dark always comes to the light. If there's one thing that all of these couples have in common, it's enemies. There's always someone lurking around the corner trying to take the next person’s place. With snakes gunning for everyone's head, who makes it out alive and who bites the dust? And more importantly, will love be enough to keep them all together once all secrets and enemies are revealed?

A House Next Door to Trauma

She regularly went to Israel to visit her family, and she would chat with me about this and on many other areas of her life which she enjoyed.

Author: Judith Hassan

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853028673

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Judith Hassan's book discusses the kinds of demands placed on those who work with war survivors and opens up issues for others in the field of war trauma to answer in their own particular and appropriate way. A House Next Door to Trauma points to a different way of becoming a neighbour to all those who suffer extreme war experiences.