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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
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MARLEY WAS DEAD, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ’Changefor anything he chose to put his hand to.
Sideline Scandals Free Preview
Sideline Scandals Free Preview
Pat Tucker
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I turned my upper body to camera two, allowed my eyes to focus, and flashed my dazzling smile. This was when I was at my very best. The camera loved me, and I made sure to show my love right back.Most of my time was spent at the KTLA Studios located on Sunset Boulevard, between Van Ness and Bronson Avenues. In addition toThe Sasha Davenport Show, Judge Judy, was also taped there. Although my show was taped in one of the twenty-three studios, we only used a small section since I didn’t have a live studio audience.
Preconception: Improve Your Health and Enhance Fertility
Preconception: Improve Your Health and Enhance Fertility
Penny Simkin,Janet Whalley,Ann Keppler
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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care on the market. Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, this authoritative book is the “bible” for expectant parents and childbirth educators. Here is a free sample chapter for you! In this chapter, "Preconception: Improve Your Health and Enhance Fertility", you'll learn about: Emotional wellness Health Health care Hazards Enhancing fertility and the odds of conception Concerns about infertility Planning ahead: maternity care choicesIf you like this sample chapter, look for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn. The Award-Winning Resource Recommended by Experts & Loved by Parents Parents love this book because it puts them in control by explaining a wide range of options, information, and questions to ask, so parents can find what works best for their health situation, personal goals, and priorities. Experts love this book because it's based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. It's practical—rooted in the real-life experiences of new families. The five authors bring a combined total of 150 years of experience working with expectant and new families as educators, nurses, counselors, doulas, physical therapists, and lactation consultants. They have attended hundreds of births, heard thousands of birth stories, and assisted innumerable new parents in adapting to their new lives. Not only that, the authors have a combined total of 12 children and 12 grandchildren. All of this experience allows them to write with compassion, understanding, and wisdom based on what really works in the real-world of parenting. The companion website offers even more details on select subjects, including lists of all the best resources on each topic and worksheets to guide parents' decision-making process. The website also includes a bonus chapter on pre-conception, which provides ways to improve your health and fertility before pregnancy begins.
Baby Food Made Easy
Baby Food Made Easy
Vicki Lansky
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Feed Me! I’m Yours is one of the all-time best-selling baby and toddler food cookbooks and can be found in millions of kitchens around the world. It contains more than 200 child-tested recipes and is a must-have book for all new parents.Feed Me! I’m Yours is one of the all-time best-selling baby and toddler food cookbooks and can be found in millions of kitchens around the world. It contains more than 200 child-tested recipes and is a must-have book for all new parents. This cookbook will help you: blend fresh baby food in minutes; store homemade baby food so it's ready when you need it; make nutritious finger foods for babies and toddlers; discover recipes for teething biscuits your children will love; and provide variety and balance at mealtime with Vicki Lansky's child-tested ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. Vicki Lansky has revised her classic cookbook to provide information on infant feeding, foods likely to cause allergic reactions, poison prevention, feeding an ill child, and more. Much more than a mere recipe book, this resource helps parents keep mealtime safe, healthy, delicious, and tantrum-free.
Read Before Eating
Read Before Eating
Heather Bertinetti,Carrie Morey,Rachael Ray
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Read Before Eating
A Family Affair - A Free Preview of the First 7 Chapters
A Family Affair - A Free Preview of the First 7 Chapters
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
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Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction "tackles some of life’s toughest situations" (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother’s past that turn her daughter’s life upside down—by revealing the family she never knew existed.Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia’s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well—and he’s the powerful CEO of one of the country’s richest corporations.With her best friend urging her to claim a much-deserved chunk of Bernard Wells’s fortune, Olivia seeks out his Los Angeles mansion. But it’s not money she wants—it’s answers: Why did he abandon Lorraine when Olivia was three years old? Why did they suffer in poverty while he gave his "real" wife and son a life of luxury? Opening up the past, however, is more complicated than Olivia—or Bernard—expected, and the pain of yesterday’s sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin.
The Atria Holiday Cooking Collection
The Atria Holiday Cooking Collection
Ron Douglas,Daisy Martinez,Kim McCosker
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The Atria Holiday Cooking Collection
Split Second - Part 1
Split Second - Part 1
Sophie McKenzie
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I glanced at my phone. It was almost three p.m.Three p.m. was when the bomb would go off.I raced along the street, my heart banging against my ribs. I had to find Lucas.Canal Street market. That’s what the text had said. That was where Lucas would be. My lungs burned as I gasped at the cold air. I ran faster, pushing through the crowds.
Valentine's Day at the Star and Sixpence (short story)
Valentine's Day at the Star and Sixpence (short story)
Holly Hepburn
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Part 1.5 (an exclusive, FREE short story sandwiched between parts 1 & 2) in Holly Hepburn's bestselling series, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde. Love is in the air as sisters Nessie and Sam prepare for Valentine's Day at their newly renovated pub, The Star and Sixpence. They have a star chef winging her way from London to cook a very special Valentine's Day dinner, for all the couples in the village. But as sparks fly in the kitchen, will love bloom in The Star and Sixpence?
Wanderlust
Wanderlust
Alice Hoffman,Kate Morton,Anuradha Roy
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Wanderlust: A Book Club Sampler from Simon & Schuster is your boarding pass to the beautiful, the mysterious, and the unknown. This book club sampler was created to pay homage to a book's unique ability to transport your imagination around the world, taking you on journeys across distance and time. Whether you're in the mood for a historical love story set on a sheep station in rural Australia or an illuminating memoir of life in the war-torn Middle East, these are books you and your reading group won't want to miss: Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo, Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman, The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman, Amaryllis in Blueberry by Christina Meldrum, The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais, The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park, An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy. Each excerpt in Wanderlust is accompanied by a collection of bonus materials intended to enrich your reading experience, including discussion questions, suggestions for enhancing your book club meeting, and author interviews. In the spirit of looking to the horizon, we also asked each author featured in this sampler one question: What is your favorite travel memory? Their answers are fittingly diverse from Christina Meldrum's summers spent at a family cottage in Lake Margrethe, Michigan, to Alice Hoffman's inspirational first trip to Masada, the setting of her epic new novel The Dovekeepers . Anuradha Roy, the author of An Atlas of Impossible Longing , describes the lure of armchair travel best: All readers carry within themselves sediments of the places they have traveled to in books, the people they've met on the way. Therefore the strange dejà vu is when you land in a foreign country and wonder if you've been there before. So, sit back, relax, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime. Bon Voyage!
Everything to Lose: Part One, Chapters 1–5
Everything to Lose: Part One, Chapters 1–5
Andrew Gross
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Part 1 of the heart-pounding new thriller from the co-author of five No. 1 James Patterson bestsellers including Judge and Jury and Lifeguard, and the Sunday Times bestsellers The Blue Zone and Reckless.
The Doctor’s Kitchen: A Taste of Summer
The Doctor’s Kitchen: A Taste of Summer
Dr Rupy Aujla
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Dr Rupy Aujla is a practising GP in London. Trained at Imperial College London, his aim is to be the leading voice in how nutrition can heal and improve health. He is one of twenty global ‘I Quit Sugar’ experts, regular Doctor on BBC Asian Network’s Noreen Khan show with half a million listeners, Men’s Health Recipe Creator and Doctor, TEDxNHS Speaker, Huffington Post, Shortlist, Stylist, Metro contributor as well as leading nutrition websites including Nutritionfacts.org. Dr Rupy is developing The Doctors Kitchen social presence on You Tube, Instagram and Twitter.
The Doctor’s Kitchen: A Taste of Autumn
The Doctor’s Kitchen: A Taste of Autumn
Dr Rupy Aujla
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Dr Rupy Aujla is a practising GP in London. Trained at Imperial College London, his aim is to be the leading voice in how nutrition can heal and improve health. He is one of twenty global ‘I Quit Sugar’ experts, regular Doctor on BBC Asian Network’s Noreen Khan show with half a million listeners, Men’s Health Recipe Creator and Doctor, TEDxNHS Speaker, Huffington Post, Shortlist, Stylist, Metro contributor as well as leading nutrition websites including Nutritionfacts.org. Dr Rupy is developing The Doctors Kitchen social presence on You Tube, Instagram and Twitter.
Ashes to Ashes (free sampler) (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 6)
Ashes to Ashes (free sampler) (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 6)
Paul Finch
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The Sunday Times bestseller returns with his next unforgettable crime thriller. Fans of MJ Arlidge and Stuart MacBride won’t be able to put this down.
The Strain: Part 1, Sections 1 to 6 inclusive
The Strain: Part 1, Sections 1 to 6 inclusive
Guillermo del Toro,Chuck Hogan
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High-concept thriller with a supernatural edge from world-famous director, whose films include Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy. A plane lands at JFK and mysteriously ‘goes dark’, stopping in the middle of the runway for no apparent reason, all lights off, all doors sealed. The pilots cannot be raised. When the hatch above the wing finally clicks open, it soon becomes clear that everyone on board is dead – although there is no sign of any trauma or struggle. Ephraim Goodweather and his team from the Center for Disease Control must work quickly to establish the cause of this strange occurrence before panic spreads. The first thing they discover is that four of the victims are actually still alive. But that’s the only good news. And when all two hundred corpses disappear from various morgues around the city on the same night, things very rapidly get worse. Soon Eph and a small band of helpers will find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the whole city, against an ancient threat to humanity.
Secret Child Part 1 of 3
Secret Child Part 1 of 3
Gordon Lewis,Andrew Crofts
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The flight was delayed but none of the passengers milling around the lounge seemed to mind too much. There was something of a party atmosphere at that end of the terminal at JFK that day, which added to my own sense of excitement at my impending adventure.
Can I Let You Go?: Part 3 of 3
Can I Let You Go?: Part 3 of 3
Cathy Glass
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Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child. Faye is 24, pregnant, and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother’s alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable, and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. The care plan is for Faye to stay with Cathy until after the birth when she will return home and the baby will go for adoption. Given that Faye never goes out alone it is something of a mystery how she ever became pregnant and Faye says it’s a secret. To begin with Faye won’t acknowledge she is pregnant or talk about the changes in her body as she worries it will upset her grandparents, but after her social worker assures her she can talk to Cathy she opens up. However, this leads to Faye realizing just how much she will lose and she changes her mind and says she wants to keep her baby. Is it possible Faye could learn enough to parent her child? Cathy believes it is, and Faye’s social worker is obliged to give Faye the chance.
Can I Let You Go?:Part 1 of 3
Can I Let You Go?:Part 1 of 3
Cathy Glass
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Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child. Faye is 24, pregnant, and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother’s alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable, and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. The care plan is for Faye to stay with Cathy until after the birth when she will return home and the baby will go for adoption. Given that Faye never goes out alone it is something of a mystery how she ever became pregnant and Faye says it’s a secret. To begin with Faye won’t acknowledge she is pregnant or talk about the changes in her body as she worries it will upset her grandparents, but after her social worker assures her she can talk to Cathy she opens up. However, this leads to Faye realizing just how much she will lose and she changes her mind and says she wants to keep her baby. Is it possible Faye could learn enough to parent her child? Cathy believes it is, and Faye’s social worker is obliged to give Faye the chance.
Bad Blood: Part 2 of 3 (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 5)
Bad Blood: Part 2 of 3 (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 5)
Julie Shaw
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It’s 1971 and seventeen-year-old Christine is about to give birth to her son. When her family throw her out, Christine has the biggest fight of her life to bring up her son safe on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, rife with crime, alcohol and drugs, a place where family is everything and nothing. It's Friday evening on the Canterbury Estate in Bradford and Christine, who's been rushed to hospital by her friend, Josie, is on the maternity ward giving birth. She's 19 and terrified. Not just of the pain, which is ripping her in two, but because she knows that once the baby arrives, her family is never going to speak to her again. Her beautiful baby boy is about to start a chain of events that will lead to tragedy - and only her own family can save her.
Ice Creams at Carrington’s: Part One, Chapters 1–7 of 26
Ice Creams at Carrington’s: Part One, Chapters 1–7 of 26
Alexandra Brown
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The third book in the delightful series, set in Carrington’s Department Store. Alexandra Brown’s new novel, Ice Creams at Carrington’s, has been serialized into 4 parts – this is PART 1 OF 4 (Chapters 1 to 7 of 26). *The first three parts of Ice Creams at Carrington’s are being released every few days from 22nd May 2014, before the full novel is published. The final part will be released on 5th June 2014, when the full novel will also be available to buy in ebook and paperback* Georgie Hart and Carrington’s Department Store have got the world at their feet. Since a reality TV series put them both on the map, life has been amazing! Carrington’s profits are in the pink, Georgie has carved herself a place in the nation’s heart and even better, her romance with Tom, the store’s boss, has finally blossomed after a shaky start. Now summertime has come to Mulberry-on-Sea and Georgie is in great demand. The town is holding a big summer festival and she and her mates from Carrington’s are planning on making sure that Mulberry puts on the show of its life! But Georgie is about to get the offer of a lifetime – one that is just too good to turn down and something that will test her loyalties to their limits… Will Georgie be able to pull off it off once again, or has her luck finally run out?
Solitaire: Part 1 of 3
Solitaire: Part 1 of 3
Alice Oseman
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In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story. Chapters 1-7 of the astonishing debut novel, Solitaire. My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now. Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden. I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden. I really don’t. This incredible debut novel by outstanding young author Alice Oseman is perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and all unflinchingly honest writers.
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