After finding an abandoned baby, 13-yr-old Amy sets out to find the mother. On her way home from school, 13-year-old Amy finds a newborn baby abandoned at the village bus stop. It's wrong, just like when Mum walked out on Amy and her sister ten years ago - so she tries to fix it, by finding the baby's mother. But as Amy searches, she uncovers another story, a secret even closer to home. A thought-provoking story exploring the complexities of family, friends and making difficult choices.
For Jake Hallam and Amy Jones it was love at first sight. Amy recognized it—the trouble was, Jake refused to! Only, he couldn't refuse to acknowledge that, after a night of tender lovemaking, Amy was expecting his baby. Jake was horrified…yet fascinated. He couldn't stay away from Amy—or ignore the growing life he'd helped create. But he was a confirmed bachelor wedded to his work. Could he learn to be a husband and father before the baby arrived?
Most children growing up cannot say their fathers were jockeys who rode race horses for a living. With that profession comes excitement, privilege, community status, and a vast array of Hall of Fame athletes and a host of trainers, agents, stable workers and jockeys frequently visiting the home. That was the life author Tracey Cooper and her siblings experienced. But while adoring fans cheered her father across the finish line, her mother was beating her and her six siblings within an inch of their lives. They endured her unbelievable anger, resentment, and negative energy until they were able to leave. In Coopers home, the abusive events were oddly intertwined with the very public aspect of the professional sport of kings and the sheer excitement and magnitude of the horse racing industry. In Jockey Daughter, she shares a poignant, firsthand look at the personal side of horse racing and the secreted physical abuse that happens in so many families regardless of their economic status. For Cooper and her brothers and sisters, the abuse was a hushed secret, and no one, except for a few, attempted to stop it.
Angelina, abandoned as an infant, decided to go in search of her true identity. She meets a traveling companion, Greg; who becomes her best friend, and his Yorkie. With their help, she is led to the town of Fort Wilebrewe, a town with dark secrets, a corrupt mayor, and unknown danger for Angelina. Here she meets Dean, a handsome lawyer, and their attraction was immediate. He vows to help her, not realizing that the danger to Angelina lies close to him. Would Dean be able to protect her; or would the Beast take what he felt was his rightful claim?
Unjustly accused of causing a multiple car wreck that kills several people, his young son among them; American CPA Doug Harmon languishes in the notorious Saudi Al-Mattar prison for six months. When he finally secures his release and returns to work, Doug stumbles upon evidence that the accident was actually a bungled murder attempt. As lead auditor for the Saudi Arabian Royal Oil Company (Saroco), Doug had asked too many embarrassing questions about a missing oceangoing oil tanker and other accounting irregularities. Doug devises a three-fold plan: get the company's undivided attention expose the people who murdered his son recover millions of lost income and investment dollars Key to his plan is a scheme to inject an oil-eating microbe into wells of the two largest fields in Saudi Arabia To accomplish his plot, Doug uses his own version of Vitamin Wow: asking influential friends for help. Clance Jacobs, the richest nurse in the world and the biggest bootlegger in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia handles the plan's darker aspects. Willie-Bill the Dwarf, a brilliant genetic engineer, takes time off from debauching his way through Bangkok's bars and massage parlors to manufacture the special bacteria Doug needs. Bobby Roogh, a self-taught computer genius handles the computer details Doug requires for his plan to succeed. Once his strategy is in motion, Doug guides the oil company and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through a series of maneuvers that enables the Saudi legal system to extract its brutal payment.
Honorable Souls II: Year Of The Ram is my way of thanking my mom for inspiring me to express my thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a positive manner. In my 2nd autobiography, I continued to share my views about issues going on with the world today. I consider writing as passion and hobby. I'd like to thank all 650, 000 + viewers who've shown their interest in my work online. I've discovered my paternal ancestors dating to the 1850's . Every reader is in for a treat! The children and I also design (lead free ) jewelry : rings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets as a hobby and are interested in sharing our talents, and skills with the public! My children and I have goals to host a future book signing, contribute a percentage of contibutions to a charity of our choice . I'm asking the public , 1980 HS graduates, 1986 PVCC collegues, past-present military veterans , schools, church leaders in (The Show-Me-State) and world wide; to continue with their support. My goals is to find and keep employment until I retire. Own commercial space and use it as an arts and craft facility for visual, imaginative and artistic individuals. My family and I want everyone to create and design their own jewelry; that match their personality and indivduality. I haven't put the keyboard down; I continue to work toward a third book. Continue to look for our work and God Bless everyone. Take Care KIM ANGELA "THE RAM" ASBERRY Thank You Kim Angela "The Ram" Asberry [email protected]/ for feedback Fall/2010
Baby Designed by God pulls the blinders off and informs any parent who dares to know the truth about natural, God-given methods of pregnancy, birthing and raising healthy children. Baby Designed by God is a book that will empower and enlighten mothers and fathers from all backgrounds and belief systems that our bodies were wonderfully and magnificently made and have the ability to heal and be whole from the inside-out. Through revealing and dramatic birth stories that are intertwined throughout the book, including both of Dr. Amanda's homebirths, it will increase the reader's knowledge, perspective and faith on the subject of hospital and home birthing options, raising drug-free children and natural pregnancy.
This book is dedicated to Mamata who Bobby shared 39 blissful years of marriage with, his one true love, his “Lotus”. Mamata (Baby as she wanted to be called) had come into my life as an innocent bud. She bloomed beyond all expectations and made my life a pleasure. She was all anybody would want in their life because her commitment had no compromises. Baby was someone that gave her all as a wife, a friend and a true loyal being and expected nothing in return – a very rare being who I had the pleasure of spending my life with. Like the Lotus, she was a total contrast to her humble beginnings from very sad and dark struggles of survival of her life’s journey.
What do a worried prime minister, a chicken dropped from a skyscraper window, a bully called Fox and an alien invasion have in common? All are ingredients in Jamie Rix's riotous new stand-alone novel for the 9-12 age group. Alfie Pluck is the unluckiest boy alive - until he unwittingly eats the chicken which contains the highly-sought-after luck gene. Once his secret is exposed, no end of people want the gene for their own devious deeds and crackpot schemes. And Alfie is on the run. But there's more than one kind of luck, and Alfie's escape from his pursuers is an hilarious roller coaster of good fortune and bad.
Conrad had it pretty good in life -- a Porsche, pretty girls, and a trust fund full of oil money. But now, thanks to a brutal hazing incident at Louisiana State University's Gamma Chi fraternity, Conrad is dead -- a nineteen-year-old spirit suddenly without an earthly body. Make no mistake, the newly deceased Conrad is one angry ghost, and the object of his wrath is chapter president Ryan Hutchins, a "big, bright, rising star" who, in Conrad's view, is really "the darkest black hole you'll ever meet -- and I'm not just saying that because he killed me." Conrad's ghostly ability to see all but be seen by no one (except Miss Etta, Gamma Chi's elderly cook, who is gifted with paranormal powers) confirms his suspicion that Ryan's dark hand has a wide reach, from beating his girlfriend, Maggie Meadows, to terrorizing Sarah Jane Bradford, a religious student who senses that Ryan must be stopped. Out for revenge, Conrad possesses an unsuspecting pledge's body so he can finish what Ryan started, steering them toward a depraved confrontation with a surprising outcome that will leave readers gasping.
A self-help manual by well-known hypnotherapist and psychotherapist Vera Peiffer, offering up-to-date solutions for anyone who wants to overcome their fears, phobias, panic attacks, anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder. This updated and extended edition is available only as an ebook and comes with a free MP3 recording. Start living again!
These proceedings represent the work of researchers participating in the 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM) which is being hosted this year by Università Roma TRE, Rome, Italy on 12-13 July 2018.
A memoir of a minority woman growing up in the ghettos of New York City shows how anyone can become someone successful. Although, Mirian’s struggles started from birth she firmly believed in many things such as castles, knights in shining armor, and a big house with a picket fence. It was those dreams that kept her spirit alive when life became too horrendously painful. Mirian Detres was not only born disabled, but she has been mentally, physically, and sexually abused. Her memoirs include being locked in a closet at the age of 9 for a year, hospitalized in a mental institution as an adult for approx. 2 years and received shock treatments, been beaten as a wife, a druggy and living in the streets as a homeless woman with her babies. It was the love she had for her children that caused her to go through a metamorphosis in life. The change was so drastic, that not even her own family recognized her. Mirian Detres’s memoirs not only takes you into a world of poverty, abuse, and neglect but it plunges the reader into a dark rabbit hole of struggles with drugs and crime only to come out on the other side as an educational scholar with two masters, doctorate of philosophy, spokes person for battered women, and a successful mother of five children. This is a true story of a woman without any role models became one herself.
Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your child’s mind? This engaging book shows how reflective parenting can help you understand your children, manage their behaviour and build your relationship and connection with them. It is filled with practical advice showing how recent developments in mentalization, attachment and neuroscience have transformed our understanding of the parent-child relationship and can bring meaningful change to your own family relationships. Alistair Cooper and Sheila Redfern show you how to make a positive impact on your relationship with your child, starting from the development of the baby’s first relationship with you as parents, to how you can be more reflective in relationships with toddlers, children and young people. Using everyday examples, the authors provide you with practical strategies to develop a more reflective style of parenting and how to use this approach in everyday interactions to help your child achieve their full potential in their development; cognitively, emotionally and behaviourally. Reflective Parenting is an informative and enriching read for parents, written to help parents form a better relationship with their children. It is also an essential resource for clinicians working with children, young people and families to support them in managing the dynamics of the child-parent relationship. This is a book that every parent needs to read.
Ishaan, a young man, and Anand Dada, an old man, live lonely lives in the same apartment building in New Delhi. Being neighbors they soon become friends. Suddenly Baby, a little orphan girl, comes into their lives after her mother disappears after a bomb blast set off by terrorists and Anand Dada takes on the responsibility of upbringing Baby. But Baby and Anand Dada were destined to be separated … and Anand Dada destined to lead a lonely old age. Spring Also Comes is the story of Anand Dada's struggle against loneliness and alcoholism after being separated from Baby. Ishaan is his only help and support. It is also about Baby's lonely and often hopeless fight to be re-united with Anand Dada. Will a little girl's lonely fight succeed? Narrated by Ishaan and set in New Delhi, Spring Also Comes, is a poignant tale about the plight of victims of terrorism and about the loneliness of ordinary individuals in big cities. The moving relationships among lives made seemingly meaningless by plain loneliness and the struggle of lonely people for worthwhile relationships in hopeless situations is movingly depicted. Spring Also Comes is a novel about the ultimate victory of the human spirit over terrorism and loneliness in Mr Bhattacharyya's concise, bare and deceptively simple prose In 2005 Mr Bhattacharyya published his first novel, Of Another Time. Spring Also Comes (2010) is Mr Bhattacharyya's second novel.
These doctors are already experts on babies, now they'll learn lessons in love! Baby By Surprise Her painful past had taught neonatologist Francesca Talbot to rely on no one but herself. Until an accident lands the mother-to-be in the hospital…and she's forced to turn to fiercely protective rancher Grady Fitzgerald—her baby's father. Grady is determined to be part of his new family's life. So he'll just have to put his own heartache aside and break down the walls the wary doctor had built around her heart. The Texan's Happily-Ever-After The town's abuzz about an unlikely new couple: everyone's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Raina Gibson, and mysterious rancher Shep McGraw. Anyone with eyes can see that they're mad about one another…and Raina's crazy about the three children Shep raises as a foster dad. But no one expected wedding bells to peal—until Raina discovered she was pregnant! The Midwife's Glass Slipper Dr. Jared Madison would risk almost anything for his adorable twin girls. Problem was, what they really needed was a mother's loving touch—and the green-eyed Texan was still too wounded by the past to take a chance on romance. Until the curvaceous charms of his new nurse began to cast their spell on his heart! Could Jared be the Prince Charming who would help Emily get over her troubled past—and find the happily-ever-after they both deserved? Twins Under His Tree Dr. Lily Wescott is the proud mother of twin baby girls and she couldn't have done it without Mitch Cortega. Now, the young widow was finding it awfully hard to resist him. But the wounded combat surgeon knew they both needed time to heal. How much longer can they fight their attraction? With Christmas just around the corner, it's finally time to trust in a love that can transform the past into a future filled with the true joy of giving!
Death, Beauty, Struggle represents a long labor of love and the summation of forty years of Margaret Trawick's groundbreaking research. Centering her gaze on the lowest castes of India, now called Dalits, she describes the experience of women at this precarious level who are still treated as sub-human, sometimes by family members, sometimes by higher-caste men. Their private worlds, however, are full of art; rural Dalit women sing beautiful songs of their own making and tell remarkable narratives of their own lives. Much that Tamil women shared with Trawick is rooted in the passionate attachments and acute wounds generated within families, but these women's voices resonate well beyond individually circumscribed lives. In their songs and life stories they critique social, political, economic, and domestic oppressions. They also incorporate visions of natural beauty and immanent divinity. Trawick presents Tamil women's words as relevant to universal human themes. Trawick's frames of analysis, developed throughout her long career of fieldwork in India, inform her ethnography of expressive culture. The songs and stories of Dalit women were recorded and transcribed, to be translated into lyrical passages in her own work. Death, Beauty, Struggle demonstrates a conviction that persons without privilege—from the rape victim to the landless laborer—possess both power and agency. Through verbal arts, Dalit women produce not only acute cultural critiques but also astonishing beauty.