The Unexpected Everything

When a scandal surrounding her father upsets all her carefully laid plans for her future, Andie must learn to accept a new relationship with her father and to embrace a little chaos in her life.

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481404547

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

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When a scandal surrounding her father upsets all her carefully laid plans for her future, Andie must learn to accept a new relationship with her father and to embrace a little chaos in her life.

The Unexpected Everything

Did he say anything about me?” “He just messaged me last night,” Bri said. “Calm down.” “How could you not have told me this? Can I see your phone?” Toby asked, now practically in my lap as she tried to reach across me and into Bri's ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481404563

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 528

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Andie must learn to embrace the beauty in chaos in this New York Times bestselling novel about friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie has her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

Histories of the Unexpected

In Histories of the Unexpected, Sam Willis and James Daybell lead us on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes - from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians - but via ...

Author: Sam Willis

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786494159

Category: History

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In this fascinating and original new book, Sam Willis and James Daybell lead us on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes - from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians - but via entirely unexpected subjects. You will find out here how the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War; how the history of paperclips is all about the Stasi; how the history of bubbles is all about the French Revolution. And who knew that Heinrich Himmler, Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian orphans? Histories of the Unexpected not only presents a new way of thinking about the past, but also reveals the everyday world around us as never before.

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Praise for Morgan Matson: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour "Funny and heartwarming, we love Amy & Roger's Epic Detour" - Bliss "Strong literary romance, this is an ideal summer read choice" - The Bookseller "A near perfect summer read" - Publisher ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147116389X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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From the author of Since You've Been Gone and The Unexpected Everything comes a dreamy story of summer romance and finding yourself, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen Charlie Grant tries to keep her life as normal as possible. Hanging out with her best friend, pining for Jesse Foster - who she’s loved since she was twelve - and generally flying under the radar as much as she can. But sometimes normal is just another word for stuck, and this weekend that's all going to change. Not only will everyone be back home for her sister’s wedding, but she’s also juggling: - a rented dog that just won't stop howling - an unexpectedly hot wedding-coordinator’s nephew - her favourite brother bringing home his HORRIBLE new girlfriend - fear that her parents’ marriage is falling apart - and the return to town of the boy she’s loved practically all her life… Over the course of four days Charlie will learn there's so much more to each member of her family than she imagined, even herself, and that maybe letting go of the things she's been holding on tightest to can help her find what really keeps them together. Praise for Morgan Matson: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour "Funny and heartwarming, we love Amy & Roger's Epic Detour" - Bliss "Strong literary romance, this is an ideal summer read choice" - The Bookseller "A near perfect summer read" - Publisher's Weekly, starred review And Second Chance Summer... "Absolutely huge recommendation. Matson has become my favourite contemporary author." The Bookbag "Heart-wrenching and beautifully portrayed" Prettybooks And Since You've Been Gone... "A heartwarming story of loss, taking risks, new beginnings and self-discovery along the journey" - The Guardian

The Tragedy of the Unexpected

“ By George , what an unexpected turn this view of the matter ' from his Alice must have been to Jim ! ” concluded Hamlyn , as he got to this point of his meditations . “ And , come to look at it , how unexpected everything has been ...

Author: Nora Perry

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Page: 294

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Unexpected Everything

Together, they embark on a journey of friendship, hope, and family.And maybe, just maybe, the unexpected will become everything."True love never waits."

Author: Alexis Rae

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780648513803

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"I'm so sorry I'm late, angel. Traffic was a nightmare."Willow Lewis had almost expected to hear those words from the man she'd shared the last five years with. Almost.This voice didn't belong to him though. It belonged to a man who would forever change the course of her life.Nathan Wolf watched the lonely woman look at her watch time and time again, his heart breaking for a stranger whose date would never come.Putting aside his own emotions, he chose to sit down across from the woman who would alter everything he'd ever known.While a web of lies, deceit and trouble weave their way around them, Willow and Nathan attempt to break free, to start anew. Together, they embark on a journey of friendship, hope, and family.And maybe, just maybe, the unexpected will become everything."True love never waits."

Throw Like a Girl

With lovable characters and a charming quarterback love interest, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.

Author: Sarah Henning

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316529516

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

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Friday Night Lightsmeets Morgan Matson's The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story. When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she'll have to convince its coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched... Every. Single. Day. Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he'll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the spring. But it will take more than just a flawless spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland's halls, and behind that charismatic smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all. With lovable characters and a charming quarterback love interest, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.

Three Short Stories Death by Rabbit The Unexpected Selling God

Death by Rabbit, the Unexpected, Selling God Matt Allman. I understand, but I'm not. OK, Mark. By “all that exists,” I mean everything that there is— like on earth;maybeI should say in the Universe....I guess! What about if the universe ...

Author: Eve Adams; Penelope James

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450043852

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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The stories in Three Short Stories are offshoots of the two novels To Bind Fast and Four People on a Marsh. The three stories are about the further experiences and growth of the two main characters in those novels as they search to make sense of the world in which they find themselves. They never find their universe to be without surprises, sometimes horrendous, and sometimes delightful; but they continually find that universe to be very quiet, perhaps silent, when it comes to values and directions for living. And they wonder if it isn’t more hostile than friendly.

High Risk Stories of Pregnancy Birth and the Unexpected

In the end, my counseling session is reduced to those two words: “Everything's fine. ... If expectant parents aren't going to do anything to make that “probably” into a “definitely,” then why not just delete it from the sentence and let ...

Author: Chavi Eve Karkowsky

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 163149502X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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A doctor’s revelatory account of pregnancy and the complexity of reproductive life—and everything we lose when we don’t speak honestly about women’s health. “My work offers a window into the darkest and lightest corners of people’s lives, into the extremes of human experience,” writes Dr. Chavi Eve Karkowsky in High Risk, her timely and unflinching account of working in maternal-fetal medicine—that branch of medicine that concerns high-risk pregnancies. Whether offering insight into the rise in home births, the alarming rise in America’s maternal mortality rate, or the history of involuntary sterilization, Karkowsky offers a window into all that pregnancy, labor, and birth can entail—birth and joy, but also challenge and loss—illustrating the complexity of reproductive life and the systems that surround it. With historical insight and journalistic verve, Karkowsky unpacks what is involved for women, for a family, and for us as a society; and explores what’s at risk when these aspects of medicine remain clouded in mystery and misinformation.

The Unexpected Holiday Gift

You can only have been about five at the time, but we had a roaring log fire, stockings hung next to it, the biggest Christmas tree you've ever seen... It was everything Christmas is meant to be.' It had also been the last Christmas ...

Author: Sophie Pembroke

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488003270

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 784

Reunited for Christmas? When Jacob Foster walks back into Clara's world, her heart races. She won't, can't, allow herself to hope it could lead to something more. But when her soon-to-be ex-husband hires her to create a perfect Christmas for his family, she simply can't afford to refuse. Yet Clara has a secret…one she thought Jacob would never be ready to hear. Until she is snowbound with her husband, and their bond is rekindled… Dare she hope that Jacob could be there for her—and their daughter—not just for Christmas, but forever?

Expect the Unexpected

“Didn't your husband tell you anything about his financial situation?” she asked. Unlike at the two previous sessions, Marcy suddenly began to show a trace of emotion—a dim spark of encouragement for Ramona.

Author: John A. Broussard

Publisher: Bitingduck Press LLC

ISBN: 1932482423

Category: Electronic books

Page: 365

View: 487

The lovely, lonely princess wandered along the edge of a pond thinking about finding a mate, but her fatherOCOs kingdom was poor, and no noble had ever asked for her hand. Suddenly a large bullfrog jumped up on the bank and said, OC Kiss me and you will find a mate.OCO OC What do I have to lose?OCO thought the princess, as she stooped down and kissed the frog. Within moments, two frogs jumped happily into the pond and swam out together among the lily pads. Not what you expected? A short story called The Search for a Mate from Expect the Unexpected OC .a collection of over 80 short stories covering the gamut of surprise with the typical Broussard cleverness and humor. Mystery, romance, science fiction, discoveryOC with story titles such as The Square Watermelon, The Deshredder, and Ms. Chips . Boson Books also offers several mysteries by John Broussard. Visit our fiction page. For an author bio, photo, and a sample read visit www.bosonbooks.com."

Cancer the Unexpected Gift

Pam could say, “I realized all the worrying I was doing was not accomplishing anything I really wanted for my life. At this point, I decided to worry about nothing and pray about everything.” What did Pam want for her life?

Author: Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440187681

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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Cancer: The Unexpected Gift is a compilation of stories that profile individuals and families who have taken a frightening medical diagnosis and turned it into a positive gift. Medical oncologist Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty is familiar with many who are living well while living longer. Together with three-time cancer survivor Edie Hand, they share inspiring personal anecdotes from individuals who openly express the doubts, fears, perplexities, and positive reflections they experienced after their cancer diagnoses. Each story is introduced with a summary and concluded with relevant biblical passages that further illustrate lessons learned by patients and their families. Two-year-old Austin was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after more than three years of chemotherapy, he remains in remission. His mother received the gift of living one day at a time. Ken survived metastatic colon cancer before developing prostate cancer which later spread to his bones. He searched for answers and found significance in his life, receiving the gift of service to others. Each of the people profiled in this collection have faced the enemy of cancer and its subsequent suff ering. Together, they share the extraordinary lessons they have learnednot in dying, but in living.

THE UNEXPECTED PACKAGE

But he was the one bringing everything to the surface to be relived. She didn't want to relive a single memory; she wanted to forget she had ever known Jake. Michael was aware of the anger Katy was trying so hard to control.

Author: MICHELLE LEE

Publisher: Trafford

ISBN: 1490714502

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Thirty-two-year-old Kay Stewart is on top of the world. For the past eleven years, she has let nothing interfere with her climb to achieve notoriety as a New York fashion designer with her own line, label, and international success. Determined to never succumb to the patter of little feet and picket fence syndrome, Kay is more than ready to welcome the rewards she has worked so hard to achieve. But all of that is about to change when Kay receives a strange message on her answering machine. Kay barely has time to figure out who the message is from when her doorman delivers an unusual package. When she peers inside, Kay is shocked to discover its contents: a baby boy. With only an anonymous note supposedly penned by someone from her childhood to provide clues, Kay faces a complex dilemma: who would entrust their baby in her care? When she is forced to explain the baby's sudden appearance to her long-time boyfriend, his unexpected reaction to the news sends her on a journey into her past where she soon unearths much more than just the baby's identity. In this novel, a career woman whose life is turned upside down by an unforeseen package is about to discover that nothing is predictable, especially when it comes to babies, love, and the future.

Histories of the Unexpected

In this new series of short books under the Histories of the Unexpected brand, Sam Willis and James Daybell take on some of greatest historical subjects but in an entirely unexpected way.

Author: Sam Willis

Publisher: Atlantic Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781786497758

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 127

In this new series of short books under the Histories of the Unexpected brand, Sam Willis and James Daybell take on some of greatest historical subjects but in an entirely unexpected way.

The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation

From this perspective, form applies to everything solid, graspable, and real. Emptiness, on the other hand, implies an absence of anything meaningful, ... The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation 150 Form and Emptiness.

Author: Ed Shapiro

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486839680

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 590

"Ed and Deb bring compassion and heart to a modern world where it is sorely missed." — Ram Dass author of Be Here Now Behind the dramas and conflicts of life, there exists a quiet inner place where mindfulness and meditation can help us reside. The sanity and brilliance of this combination can awaken inner strength, foster kindness and fearlessness, and invite radical change. Discover how to transform your life from the inside out with the profound benefits of a calm and stress-free mind. The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation features personal insights from visionary leaders — Matthew Fox, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Marianne Williamson among them — who discuss their methods of maintaining mental health and happiness. “Treat this book as you would a cookery book. You wouldn't just read recipes; you'd try them out. Like cookery, meditation only makes sense if you experience it.” — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate "Ed and Deb remind us all just how important it is to look after the health and happiness of the mind. With warmth and humor, they show us how to integrate the timeless qualities of awareness and compassion into everyday life." — Andy Puddicombe, founder of HEADSPACE “Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention to the present moment. It accesses us to core aspects of our mind that our very sanity depends on, as does our capacity to live wholeheartedly in this crazy world.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness teacher “I can be as nuts as the next person, living in a world like we live in with the craziness and chaos. It takes work to retain our sanity in the midst of all that, and to me meditation is the most powerful tool for doing so.” — Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love “Ed and Deb Shapiro are two warm, caring, and capable individuals. Their work makes our planet a safer and more loving place to live.” — Bernie Siegel, M.D., bestselling author of Love, Medicine and Miracles “If there is one book you read about meditation, this should be the one. Hear about some of the cool people who do it, why you should do it, and how.” — Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga “What an accomplishment! Ed and Deb's profoundly unique book offers a one-stop shop for those engaged in mindfulness and meditation. The direct transmission contained in this book can take us one step further. We find it especially useful to help stabilize spiritual activism in these challenging times and we'll refer it widely.” — John Steiner and Margo King, transpartisan activists “I hope that your work is reaching many. It deserves it and so do they.” — Stephen Levine, international bestselling author “Acceptance of what is, that is meditation. This book will help you make friends with your mind. Ed and Deb are spreading love in the world; be a part of it!” — Parmita Pushman, White Swan Records “The pausing has been profound. It has invited me to arrive in the here and now with my child clients, and to accept whatever happens without judging.” — Megan Cronin Larson, play therapist “The wonderful Shapiros are a conduit of joy and spiritual energy that heals hearts on their subtle level.” — Dr. Lex Hixon, author of Coming Home “Ed and Deb make a connection to their friends' spirit. They then bring their spiritual energy all over the world for world peace.” — Kitaro, Golden Globe Award– and Grammy Award–winning musician

The Unexpected Hero

Even if it kills him. Note: Like the first book, this is an episodic; a more complex story line written in shorter, faster installments. And while this book can also be enjoyed as a standalone, reading the first will deepen the story.

Author: Michael Grumley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514385210

Category:

Page: 186

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TRUE COURAGE IS FIGHTING FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES... EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO LOSE. The measure of a young man can be a funny thing, especially when the results are not what anyone expects. Eighteen-year-old Evan Nash doesn't look like a hero. Nor does he feel like one. He's not trying to be anything. But what Evan is...is a kid with a deeply-rooted sense of right and wrong. One so strong, that even a life-threatening condition cannot derail Evan's determination to save as many kids as he can... Even if it kills him. Note: Like the first book, this is an episodic; a more complex story line written in shorter, faster installments. And while this book can also be enjoyed as a standalone, reading the first will deepen the story.

The Secret History of Us

“Jessi Kirby’s books just keep getting better and better, and The Secret History of Us is her best yet.

Author: Jessi Kirby

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062299476

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 157

“Jessi Kirby’s books just keep getting better and better, and The Secret History of Us is her best yet. It beautifully touches on all the most important things in life—love, family, friendship, memory, and bacon. I loved it.”—Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything In this gorgeously written, emotional novel that fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy, a teenage girl must piece together the parts of her life she doesn’t remember after a severe collision leaves her with no memory of the past four years. When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can’t remember how she got there. She figures it’s because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last week of her life—she’s lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was. As Liv tries to sort out her family and friends’ perceptions of her, the one person she hasn’t heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who’s been keeping his distance and the one person that has made Liv feel like her old self…whoever that is. With feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t remember living.

The Ghosts Of Vasu Master

The office and staff room had prepared me for the unexpected . Everything seemed strange this morning anyway . But I was unprepared for the spectacularly hooded , god - like creature in 6B . A few nests of coils lay on the benches .

Author: Githa Hariharan

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140247244

Category:

Page: 276

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An Extraordinarily Moving Tale Of A Small-Town Schoolteacher. The New Novel From The Winner Of The Commonwealth Writers Prize For Best First Novel Vasu Master Has Recently Retired From His Job In A Local School. Away From The Familiar Circumscribed World Of School, Principal And Classroom, He Begins To Relive Incidents From The Past And Discover In His Own Halting But Imaginative Way The Nature Of Teaching, Teacher And Pupil. This Process Of Self-Discovery Is Speeded Up By The Arrival Of Mani, Who Cannot-Or Will Not-Speak. Vasu Master Tells The Reticent Child One Fantastic Story After The Other As He Faces Up To The Biggest Challenge Of His Life: Can He Teach (Or Heal) Mani? Using Fantasy, Fable And A Host Of Wonderfully Imagined Characters-And The Gentle, Humane And Philosophic Voice Of Vasu Master-The Author Creates A Richly Textured And Complex Work That Eloquently Explores The Human Condition And The Underlying Principles Of All Human Action.

The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen

There was no sign of James' suit, but everything else (including his phone and keys, thank goodness!) was turned in to C's Cup. Jane warned me that I should keep anything I say timeless if you know what I mean so I'm not sure how to say ...

Author: Ada Bright

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788633709

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Rose Wallace thought her time-travelling adventures were over. Jane Austen is about to prove her wrong. After becoming trapped in present-day Bath due to a mishap with her time-travelling charm, Jane Austen is safe and sound back in the 1800s thanks to Rose’s help. Now, Rose is ready to focus on her fledgling romance with dreamy Dr Aiden Trevellyan. But when Jane reappears in the present, it looks like Rose and Aiden have no choice but to follow her back to 1813... Staying in the Austen household, Rose and Aiden are introduced to a number of interesting figures from the past, including Jane’s eccentric – and surprisingly modern – neighbour. Suddenly Rose’s life is in need of a re-write as she discovers some unexpected ties to Jane Austen's world and her past. The sequel to The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen is perfect for fans of Victoria Connelly's Austen Addicts series and The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. Praise for The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen: "The mix of historical fiction, romance and time travel works perfectly and this novel is entertaining and unputdownable." 5* Reader review "It felt as if I had been let into the home of Jane Austen herself and was allowed glimpses of how her life would have been lived. A fabulous and well-written read." 5* Reader review "This book was as entertaining and funny as the first book ... It was full of historical tidbits about the properties surrounding Jane’s home in Chawton village. It made me want to pay it a visit!" 5* Reader review "This was even better than the previous book. It was written so well and the pace of the story was perfect. A must read book." 5* Reader review "I absolutely adored this book. Rose’s budding romance with Aiden kept me smiling while her emerging past kept me crying. Read it if you like Jane Austen, if you like to laugh and cry with the characters." 5* Reader review "The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen is a perfect sequel to book one, the characters develop and relationships are tested. Rose is a wonderfully inviting character and the book exudes warmth, surprise and toil in spades." 5* Reader review “I really loved reading this, as much as the first in the series. The characters are well developed, the plot is interesting and the minor cliffhanger makes me hope for a third book in this series. The book is also hilarious at times and I did laugh out loud.” 5* Reader review

The Unexpected Inheritance

When he felt the sisters had fully understood everything, he told them, “I spoke to Paul's solicitor in Martinique since I saw the three of you two days ago. By the way, his name is Victor Albert. He gave me additional information that ...

Author: Beverly Reynolds

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477147713

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Upon the conclusion of their Unexpected Fantasy cruise, the three sisters, Beth, Linda and Sandra stopped by Trevi Fountain on their way to the airport in Rome. Throwing coins into the water they made a triple wish that they would see their three amigos again soon. They had been home only a few days when their attorney called to tell them they had inherited property on the island of Martinique from a grandfather they did not know existed. As fate would have it, they inherited much, much more than property.