The Cul de Sac War

Lewis “Melissa Ferguson’s The Cul-de-Sac War is sweet, zany, and surprisingly tender.

Author: Melissa Ferguson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785231056

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Bestselling author Melissa Ferguson’s latest rom-com proves that good fences make good neighbors—and that sometimes love and hate share a backyard. Bree Leake doesn’t want to be tied down. She’s had more jobs than she can count, and she plans to move as soon as the curtains fall on her less-than-minor stage role at The Barter—the oldest live performance theater in the US. But just when it’s time to move on again, Bree’s parents make her an offer: hold steady for a full year, and they will give her the one thing she's always wanted—her grandmother’s house. Her dreams are coming true . . . until life at the theater throws her some curve balls. And then there’s Chip McBride—her handsome and infuriating next-door neighbor. Chip just might be the only person whose stubborn streak can match Bree’s. She would move heaven and earth to have him off her cul-de-sac and out of her life, but according to the bargain she’s struck, she cannot move out of her house and away from the man who’s making her life miserable. So begins Bree’s obsessive new mission: to drive Chip out of the neighborhood—and fast. Bree isn't the only one who’s a tad competitive, and Chip is more than willing to fight fire with fire. But as their pranks escalate, the line between love and hate starts to blur—and their heated rivalry threatens to take a hilarious, heartwarming, and romantic new turn. A sweet romantic comedy that can be read as a standalone. Book length: 77,000 words. Includes discussion questions for reading groups. “A book that is filled with both humor and heart.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Ferguson delights with a grand sense of humor and a captivating story to boot!” —Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis “Melissa Ferguson’s The Cul-de-Sac War is sweet, zany, and surprisingly tender. Bree and Chip will have you laughing and rooting for them until the very end.” —Denise Hunter, bestselling author of Carolina Breeze “With her sophomore novel, Melissa Ferguson delivers hilarity and heart in equal measure . . . I was thoroughly charmed from beginning to end.” —Bethany Turner, award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck “Witty, wise, and with just the right amount of wacky, Melissa’s second novel is as charming as her debut. Competition and chemistry battle to win the day in this hilarious rom-com about two people who can’t stand to be near each other—or too far apart.” —Betsy St. Amant, author of The Key to Love

Cul de Sac Kids Collection Three

The Cul-de-Sac Kids is a lighthearted chapter-book series for young readers written by the talented Beverly Lewis.

Author: Beverly Lewis

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 9780764230509

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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The Cul-de-Sac Kids is a lighthearted chapter-book series for young readers written by the talented Beverly Lewis. Each book centers on the often-humorous escapades of these endearing neighborhood friends as they learn together the value of friendship and faith. An enjoyable read for both parents and kids! Volume Three includes Tarantula Toes, Green Gravy, Backyard Bandit Mystery, Tree House Trouble, The Creepy Sleep-Over, and The Great TV Turn-Off.

The Closet and the Cul de Sac

... the history of the culture wars beyond Gay Liberation and the Religious Right, The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac challenges historians to look beyond the ...

Author: Clayton Howard

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812251245

Category: History

Page: 392

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The right to privacy is a pivotal concept in the culture wars that have galvanized American politics for the past several decades. It has become a rallying point for political issues ranging from abortion to gay liberation to sex education. Yet this notion of privacy originated not only from legal arguments, nor solely from political movements on the left or the right, but instead from ambivalent moderates who valued both personal freedom and the preservation of social norms. In The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac, Clayton Howard chronicles the rise of sexual privacy as a fulcrum of American cultural politics. Beginning in the 1940s, public officials pursued an agenda that both promoted heterosexuality and made sexual privacy one of the state's key promises to its citizens. The 1944 G.I. Bill, for example, excluded gay veterans and enfranchised married ones in its dispersal of housing benefits. At the same time, officials required secluded bedrooms in new suburban homes and created educational campaigns designed to teach children respect for parents' privacy. In the following decades, measures such as these helped to concentrate middle-class families in the suburbs and gay men and lesbians in cities. In the 1960s and 1970s, the gay rights movement invoked privacy to attack repressive antigay laws, while social conservatives criticized tolerance for LGBT people as an assault on their own privacy. Many self-identified moderates, however, used identical rhetoric to distance themselves from both the discriminatory language of the religious right and the perceived excesses of the gay freedom struggle. Using the Bay Area as a case study, Howard places these moderates at the center of postwar American politics and shows how the region's burgeoning suburbs reacted to increasing gay activism in San Francisco. The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac offers specific examples of the ways in which government policies shaped many Americans' attitudes about sexuality and privacy and the ways in which citizens mobilized to reshape them.

Cul de Sac

... growth.6 The Seven Years' War served as a wake-up call in government circles, ... In places like the Cul de Sac plain, planters knew the limits of ...

Author: Paul Cheney

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022607935X

Category: History

Page: 264

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Introduction. The colonial Cul de Sac -- Province and colony -- Production and investment -- Humanity and interest -- War and profit -- Husband and wife -- Revolution and cultivation -- Evacuation and indemnity -- Epilogue

The Medical Dept of the U S Army in the World War

Next , with a small scalpel the new cul - de - sac was formed , keeping close to the skin so that the new lining for the lid should be approximately in the ...

Author: United States. Surgeon-General's Office





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The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War Surgery pt 1 General surgery orthopedic surgery neuro surgery 1927 Surgery pt 2 Empyema by E K Wunham maxillofacial surgery by R H Ivy and J D Eby ophthalmology United States by G E De Schweinitz ophthalmology American expeditionary forces by Allan Greenwood otolaryngology United States by S J Morris otolaryngology American expeditionary forces by J F McKernon 1924

Next , with a small scalpel the new cul - de - sac was formed , keeping close to the skin so that the new lining for the lid should be approximately in the ...

Author: United States. Surgeon-General's Office



Category: Medicine, Military


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The Dating Charade

COMING FALL 2020 The Cul-de-Sac War Melissa Ferguson's hilarious new novel proves that good fences make good neighbors—and that sometimes love and hate ...

Author: Melissa Ferguson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785231013

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Just when you think you’ve met your match . . . the charade begins. Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether. But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game. No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong? Bestselling author Melissa Ferguson’s hilarious and warmhearted debut reminds us that love can come in very small packages—and that sometimes our best-laid plans aren’t nearly as rewarding and fun as the surprises that come our way. “A heartwarming charmer.” —Sheila Roberts, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Moonlight Harbor series “The Dating Charade will keep you smiling the entire read. Ferguson not only delights us with new love, with all its attendant mishaps and misunderstandings, but she takes us deeper in the hearts and minds of vulnerable children as Cassie and Jett work out their families—then their dating lives. An absolute treat!” —Katherine Reay, bestselling author of The Printed Letter Bookshop “The Dating Charade is hilarious and heartwarming with characters you truly care about, super fun plot twists and turns, snappy prose, and a sweet romance you’re rooting for.” —Rachel Linden, bestselling author of The Enlightenment of Bees “Melissa Ferguson is a sparkling new voice in contemporary rom-com. Though her novel tackles meaningful struggles—social work, child abandonment, adoption—it’s also fresh, flirty, and laugh-out-loud funny. Ferguson is going to win fans with this one!” —Lauren Denton, bestselling author of The Hideaway and Glory Road “A jolt of energy featuring one of the most unique romantic hooks I have ever read. Personality and zest shine through Ferguson’s evident enjoyment at crafting high jinks and misadventures as two people slowly make way for love in the midst of major life upheaval. A marvelous treaty on unexpected grace and its life-changing chaos, Cassie and Jett find beautiful vulnerability in redefining what it means to live happily-ever-after.” —Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration and the Three Quarter Time series “Ferguson delivers a stellar debut. The Dating Charade is a fun, romantic albeit challenging look at just what it takes to fall in love and be a family. You'll think of these characters long after the final page.” —Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress A sweet romantic comedy that can be read as a standalone. Book length: 76,000 words. Includes discussion questions for reading groups.

Bookshop by the Sea

—MELISSA FERGUSON, AUTHOR OF THE CUL-DE-SAC WAR “Sophie and Aiden had me hooked from page one, and I was holding my breath until the very end.

Author: Denise Hunter

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785240489

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Sophie Lawson should be enjoying her sister’s wedding day. But nothing could have prepared her to see the best man again. After her mother became bedridden and her father bailed on the family, Sophie found herself serving as a second mother to her twin brother, Seth, and younger sister, Jenna. Sophie supported her siblings through their college years, putting aside her own dream of opening a bookshop in Piper’s Cove—the quaint North Carolina beach town they frequented as children. Now it’s finally time for Sophie to follow her own pursuits. Seth has a new job, and Jenna is set to marry her college beau in Piper’s Cove. But the destination wedding reunites Sophie with best man Aiden Maddox, her high school sweetheart who left her without a backward glance. When an advancing hurricane strands Aiden in Piper’s Cove after the wedding, he finds the hotels booked to capacity and has to ask Sophie to put him up until the storm passes. As the two ride out the weather, old feelings rise to the surface. The delay also leaves Sophie with mere days to get her bookshop up and running. Can she trust Aiden to stick around? And will he find the courage to risk his heart? “Sophie and Aiden had me hooked from page one, and I was holding my breath until the very end. Denise nails second-chance romance in Bookshop by the Sea. I adored this story! Five giant stars!” —Jenny Hale, USA TODAY bestselling author “Denise Hunter has never failed to pen a novel that whispers messages of hope and brings a smile to my face. Bookshop by the Sea is no different! With a warmhearted community, a small beachside town, a second-chance romance worth rooting for, and cozy bookshop vibes, this is a story you’ll want to snuggle into like a warm blanket.” —Melissa Ferguson, author of The Dating Charade Sweet and thoughtful contemporary read Stand-alone novel Book length: 75,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Plot Twist

—Melissa Ferguson, bestselling author of The Cul- de- Sac War expe“Bethany Turner just keeps getting better! Plot Twist is like riencing the best parts of ...

Author: Bethany Turner

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 078524493X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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An aspiring screenwriter has a chance encounter with an actor who could be the man of her dreams. Over the next ten years, she’ll write the story . . . but will he end up being the star? February 4, 2003, promises to be a typical day for Olivia Ross—a greeting card writer whose passion project is a screenplay of her own. But after she and a handsome actor have a magical meet-cute in a coffee shop, they make a spontaneous pact: in ten years, after they’ve found the success they’re just sure they’re going to achieve, they’ll return to the coffeehouse to partner up and make a film together. The only problem? Olivia neglected to get the stranger’s name. But she doesn’t forget his face—or the date. For the next ten years, every February 4 is marked with coincidences and ironies for Olivia. As men come and go and return to her life, she continues to write, but still wonders about the guy from the coffee shop—the nameless actor she’s almost certain has turned out to be Hamish MacDougal, now a famous A-lister and Hollywood leading man. But a lot can happen in ten years, and while waiting for the curtain to rise on her fate, the true story of Olivia’s life is being written—and if she’s not careful, she’ll completely miss the real-life romantic comedy playing out right before her eyes. “Plot Twist gave my rom-com loving heart everything it could hope for . . . Perfect for anyone who loves love or dreams about meeting George Clooney.”—Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks “Funny, clever, and sweet, Plot Twist reminds us that sometimes love doesn’t look just like the movies—and that it can be so, so much better than we ever dreamed.”—Melissa Ferguson, bestselling author of The Cul-de-Sac War “Bethany Turner just keeps getting better! Plot Twist is like experiencing the best parts of all my favorite rom-coms, tied together with Turner’s pitch-perfect comedic timing, an achingly sweet ‘will they or won’t they?’ romance, and the BFF relationship most girls dream of.”—Carla Laureano, RITA Award–winning author of The Saturday Night Supper Club and Provenance Sweet and playful contemporary rom-com Full-length, stand-alone novel (approx. 86,000 words) Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Katherine Reay Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Hooked on You

—Melissa Ferguson, multi-award-winning author of tHe cul - de -sac war “A charming story of new beginnings, family ties, love, friendship, laughter and the ...

Author: Kathleen Fuller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785238107

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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She never wanted to come back. He never wants to leave. The town of Maple Falls has plans for them both. Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good. But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having. With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home. Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business. “A sweet, refreshing tale of idyllic small-town life, family, and unexpected romance, Hooked on You is the perfect read to cozy up with on a rainy day.”—Melissa Ferguson, multi-award-winning author of The Cul-de-Sac War Sweet and delightful small-town rom-com The first in the Maple Falls romance series. All books will be standalone but will help shape the community Book length: 78,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

This Time Around

... Secretly Smitten, and Smitten Book Club MELISSA FERGUSON The Cul- de- Sac War The Dating Charade KATHLEEN FULLER The Maple Falls Romance Series Hooked ...

Author: Denise Hunter

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785248773

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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For lovers of happily ever afters—this collection of three light and sweet romance stories will sweep you off your feet. In A Summer Detour by Denise Hunter, you’ll meet free-spirited Allie Adams, who undertakes a road trip to deliver her grandparents’ newly restored ’57 Chevy in time for their fiftieth anniversary party . . . along with Luke Fletcher, the former boy-next-door who callously crushed her heart. Pining for You by Melissa Ferguson invites you to a cozy Virginia mountain town where Christmas tree farm owner Theo Watkins III has the opportunity to drop everything for one weekend to play farmer and potentially win back the heart of his childhood best friend, Skye Fuller. Only problem? He’s the kind of man who drives a Tesla, not a tractor. Last but not least, He Loves Me; He Loves Me Not by Kathleen Fuller will transport you to a small town in Arkansas where thirty-five-year-old Sophie Morgan has spent years making her flower shop a success. But when this workaholic decides she’s ready to make time for dating again, she finds herself with two handsome men vying for her attention. Whether your perfect romance involves rows and rows of Fraser firs and white pines glinting in the moonlight, childhood love that never ends, or a second chance at a happily ever after, you’re sure to find a story within this collection to warm your heart any day of the year. Praise for This Time Around: “Cozy up and prepare to lose yourself in this enchanting collection. Each story is as inviting and wonderful as the last. Reunion romances and heartwarming second chances are sure to delight readers.” —Nancy Naigle, USA TODAY bestselling author “Romance readers are in for a sweet treat! Authors Denise Hunter, Melissa Ferguson, and Kathleen Fuller have joined forces for a novella collection all about second chances, making the most of them when they’re right in front of you, and fighting for them with everything you’ve got when necessary. Come for this trio of talented storytellers and stay for the humor, heart, and confident hope that there will be a happily ever after, This Time Around.” —Bethany Turner, award-winning author of Plot Twist Perfect for lovers of sweet happily-ever-afters Stand-alone novella collection Book length: 80,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence

On the afternoon of the 13th the shipping anchored in the Grand Cul de Sac, an inlet on the west side of Santa Lucia, which is seventy miles east-north-east ...

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 048684210X

Category: Anglo-French War, 1778-1783

Page: 320

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Essential work by a noted naval historian discusses all of the conflict's major sea battles, including those between England and America's French allies. Richly enhanced by contemporary illustrations and relevant maps.

The Challenge of Confidence building Measures in South Asia

trust, as Indo-Pak relations have recently seemed to have almost hit a cul-de-sac. War avoidance should not be left to the exclusive concern of military ...

Author: Moonis Ahmar


ISBN: 9788124108406

Category: South Asian cooperation

Page: 440

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This Book Is A Most Timely And Welcome Addition To The Growing Body Of Literature On Cbms In South Asia. It Provides Reasons For Hope As There Are Many Reasons To Be Dispirited About The Absence Of Proper Confidence Building Measures In South Asia.

The War for American Independence

Unable either to force his way into the Cul de Sac or to get Barrington out of it , he decided to land at the head of his troops and storm the British ...

Author: Samuel B. Griffith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070600

Category: History

Page: 725

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Including both attention to strategic policies in Britain and France and personal accounts of colonial soldiers, The War for American Independence provides an unprecedented view of America's struggle for independence in its world context. With wit, clarity, and dramatic effect, Samuel B. Griffith II vivifies the characters and incidents of the period on both sides of the Atlantic, drawing from personal diaries and letters, newspaper accounts, and detailed battle maps to create a unique alternative to standard histories of the period. This enduring and exceptionally readable resource, first published in 1976 under the title In Defense of the Public Liberty: Britain, America, and the Struggle for Independence from 1760 to the Surrender at Yorktown in 1781, was honored with the Sons of Liberty Award for the best book on the American Revolution.