Author: Lisa Helmanis, Infinite Ideas
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
Organising the big day can become a full-time job. And with other aspects to balance such as your relationships, friends, work, family and social life, it's sometimes easy to lose perspective. So what's the key to getting the balance right? The secret is in the planning and timing, and remembering why you want to get married in the first place! Perfect weddings reveals dozens of inspiring ideas for overcoming the challenges you may face in the run up to your wedding day.
Author: Lynda Renham
Publisher: Singapore Books
Annabel Lewis (Bels) has two days to get to her wedding in Rome but her journey is beset with one disaster after another as fate takes its turn. Will the stranger she meets on the way get her to her wedding on time or will he change her life forever? Come with Bels on her humorous romantic journey to see if she marries Mr Right or if destiny takes her in different direction.
Author: V.C. Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The thrilling sequel to Forbidden Sister, featuring a high-priced escort whose goal is to reunite her sister with their relatives, but instead finds unexpected love. I was like some dark shadow haunting my own parents and little sister. This was my chance to be reborn. . . . Roxy Wilcox has always been rebellious and defiant—the exact opposite of her sweet, obedient younger sister, Emmie. After sixteen years of trying to discipline Roxy, their father snaps—and kicks her out of their Manhattan town house. Alone in the city, Roxy is determined to make it big and show them all . . . but how? A chance meeting with a stranger opens the door to a whole new life when he introduces her to the tantalizing world of high-class escorts, where Roxy will be taught how to walk, talk, and dress to seduce. She will be pampered, polished, and perfected in the art of satisfying the world’s wealthiest men, and the rewards surpass Roxy’s most extravagant dreams. But when a shattering tragedy reunites Roxy and Emmie, will the secrets shared between sisters bind them together—or tear them apart forever?
Author: Catherine Anderson
In this stirring novel of the Old West from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson, a desperate woman’s impulsive ruse brings a rough-looking stranger into her life... To support her orphaned niece, impoverished Brianna O’Keefe accepts work with a Colorado rancher. To guard herself from unwanted attention, she resorts to a harmless little lie: that she’s married to a Denver gold miner named David Paxton. When her boss forces her to write her “husband,” hoping he’ll take Brianna off his hands, she can only pray that no real David Paxton exists who can expose her. When Colorado marshal David Paxton gets a letter from a stranger claiming to be his wife, and pleading with him to come for her and his “daughter,” he dutifully sets out to find this woman and the child he may have sired. What stuns Brianna is that David is convinced the young girl could, in fact, be his. As David and Brianna’s wary attraction blossoms into a deeper desire, David warms to the idea of a ready-made family. But can his dream survive Brianna’s lingering distrust...and his own heart-held secrets? From the Paperback edition.
Author: P.Z. Reizin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
When Tom and Jen, two lonely people, are brought together by an intriguing email, they have no idea their mysterious benefactor is an artificial intelligence who has decided to play Cupid. "You, Tom and Jen, don't know one another-not yet-but I think you should." Jen, an ex-journalist who now works at a London software development company, spends all day talking to "Aiden," an ultra- sophisticated piece of AI wizardry, helping him sound and act more human. But Aiden soon discovers he's no longer acting and-despite being a computer program-begins to feel something like affection surging through his circuits. He calculates that Jen needs a worthy human partner (in complete contrast to her no goodnik ex boyfriend) and slips illicitly onto the Internet to locate a suitable candidate. Tom is a divorced, former London ad-man who has moved to Connecticut to escape the grind and pursue his dream of being a writer. He loves his new life, but has yet to find a woman he truly connects with. That all changes when a bizarre introduction from the mysterious "Mutual Friend" pops up in both his and Jen's inboxes. Even though they live on separate continents, and despite the entrance of another, this time wholly hostile, AI who wants to tear them apart forever - love will surely find a way. Won't it? A thoroughly modern love story that will appeal to fans of The Rosie Project and Sleepless in Seattle, Happiness for Humans considers what exactly makes people fall in love. And whether it's possible for a very artificially intelligent machine to discover the true secret of real human happiness.
Author: Lynda Renham
When 29-year-old Flora Robson reversed her car into Tom's Audi she had no idea who he was. Only after she has started to fall in love with him does she discover the gorgeous blue-eyed Tom is the man who is trying to close down her hairdressing business. It seems that Tom will stop at nothing to get what he wants, but Flora is not giving in to anyone. Can she win the battle against her multi-millionaire enemy or will her feelings for him get in the way?
Author: Tiffiny Hall
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
From the ninja trainer on THE BIGGEST LOSER comes the first in a series that combines martial arts with mystery adventure. Roxy Ran is an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl who doesn't know anything about her ninja powers until a confrontation with the school bully unleashes them.When new boy Jackson Axe introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts, she learns about the legend of the White Warrior and the powers that are trapped in the tiger Scrolls. the White Warrior is hunted by both the ninja and samurai clans, and now Jackson and Roxy must find the tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do.And in order to survive, Roxy must unleash her inner ninja.Ages: 9+'Dazzlingly different... a novel about transformation that has the power to transform every reader. tiffiny Hall is the new voice in children's fiction.' - John Marsden
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Back Bay Books
In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.
Author: Helen Thorpe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“A raw, intimate look at the impact of combat and the healing power of friendship” (People): the lives of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the effect of their military service on their personal lives and families—named a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly. “In the tradition of Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Richard Rhodes, and other masters of literary journalism, Soldier Girls is utterly absorbing, gorgeously written, and unforgettable” (The Boston Globe). Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home…and then overseas again for two of them. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work extremely hard, deal with the attentions of men on base and in war zones, and struggle to stay connected to their families back home. We see some of them drink too much, have affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck she is driving hits an explosive in the road, blowing it up. She survives, but her life may never be the same again. Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is “a breakthrough work...What Thorpe accomplishes in Soldier Girls is something far greater than describing the experience of women in the military. The book is a solid chunk of American history...Thorpe triumphs” (The New York Times Book Review).
Author: Roxy Jacenko
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
She's street-smart and hard-headed. If Roxy Jacenko has a tip, I want to know about it.' Helen McCabe, Digital Content Director, Nine 'Roxy never fails to deliver and this book is an easy, interesting read that people in a lot of professions (not just PR) could learn something from.' Jackie O, Radio Personality, KIIS Network 'As the saying goes, "If you want something done, ask a busy person", or just ask Roxy! When the totally tenacious PR and brand-building expert delivers her industry-insider advice, you listen. If you're growing your own brand, or you're a budding PR dynamo, Roxy's Little Black Book of Tips & Tricks might just become your bible.' Emily Taylor, Editor, InStyle Australia The fact that I'm sitting here writing a business book when, at school, I was the student who read the crib notes rather than the actual books is rather ironic. However, if I've proved anything over the years, it's that you needn't be the smartest girl in the room or get the highest marks (heck, I didn't even go to uni!) to succeed in PR or business. If I can do it, anyone can. The trick is to be willing to give up your excuses and consistently put in the work. Roxy Jacenko built a PR empire on intuition, common sense and an unbreakable work ethic. Now she's passing on her best business advice, tips and tricks in a handsome handbag-sized volume that's perfectly sized for the millennial worker on the run. From writing a stand-out application to building your brand to generating killer social media buzz, Roxy's Little Black Book of Hints & Tips is a must-read resource for aspiring publicists and business builders, and for anyone already in the PR industry.
Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: Psychology Press
Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-way' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. World Englishes: *is a comprehensive introduction to the subject *covers the major historical and sociopolitical developments in world Englishes, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the present day *explores the current debates in world Englishes, from English in postcolonial America and Africa and Asian Englishes in the Outer Circle, to Creole development in the UK and US, and the best way to teach and test World Englishes *draws on a range of real texts, data and examples, including articles from the New York Times and The Economist, emails and transcripts of speech *provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including Achebe, Alobwede d'Epie, Ammon, Graddol, Li, Milroy, Modiano, Ngugi, Pennycook and Widdowson. The accompanying website can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415258065
Author: Lynda Renham
On arriving home after a friend's posh wedding, laundrette worker Harriet, finds her life irrevocably changed when she discovers her flat ransacked and her boyfriend missing. In a matter of hours she is harrassed by East End gangsters and upper-crust aristocrats. Accepting an offer she can't refuse, she becomes the fiancee of the wealthy Hamilton Lancaster, with dire consequences."