Eyes Like Those

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: Seven Shores Romance

ISBN: 9781635550122

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Isabel Chase and Taylor Andrews struggle between love and ambition from the writers' room on one of Hollywood's hottest TV shows.
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Behind Those Eyes

Author: T. P. Carter

Publisher: Dafina Books

ISBN: 9780758214270

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

View: 7344

Taking readers to the unexplored regions of the heart and soul in a poignant debut novel, T.P. Carter delivers with both grace and style.
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Hearts Like Hers

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: Seven Shores Romance

ISBN: 9781635550146

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 4335

Coffee shop owner Autumn Primm is ready to cut loose and live a little, but is the baggage that comes with out-of-towner Kate Carpenter too heavy for anything long term?
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Love Like This

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781635550184

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 609

Hadley Cooper and Spencer Adair set out to take the fashion world by storm. If only they knew their hearts were about to be taken.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252017780

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 7498

When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man
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Strawberry Summer

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626398672

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 7610

Just because you’re through with your past, doesn’t mean it’s through with you. Margaret Beringer didn’t have an easy adolescence. She hated her name, was less than popular in school, and was always cast aside as a "farm kid.” However, with the arrival of Courtney Carrington, Margaret’s youth sparked into color. Courtney was smart, beautiful, and put together--everything Margaret wasn’t. Who would have imagined that they’d fit together so perfectly? But first loves can scar. Margaret hasn’t seen Courtney in years and that’s for the best. But when Courtney loses her father and returns to Tanner Peak to take control of the family store, Margaret comes face-to-face with her past and the woman she’s tried desperately to forget. The fact that Courtney has grown up more beautiful than ever certainly doesn’t help matters.
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Edge of Glory

Author: Rachel Spangler

Publisher: Bywater Books

ISBN: 1612941109

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 6594

As Olympic snowboarder Corey LaCroix and skier Elise Brandies ride the razor's edge between victory and defeat on the slopes, they also face a heat neither of them is prepared for in their safe worlds of snow and ice. The stakes become steeper than any mountain either of them will ever face when legacies and hearts collide at breakneck speed.
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Eyes Like Stars

Theatre Illuminata, Act I

Author: Lisa Mantchev

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781429925334

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1296

The fantastic first novel in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata trilogy Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. The actors are bound to the Théâtre by The Book, an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of the actors, but they are her family. And she is about to lose them all because The Book has been threatened, and along with it the Théâtre. It's the only home Bertie has ever known, and she has to find a way to save it. But first, there's the small problem of two handsome men, both vying for her attention. Nate, a dashing pirate who will do anything to protect Bertie, and Ariel, a seductive air spirit. The course of true love never did run smooth. . . . With Eyes LIke Stars, Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience.
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Waiting in the Wings

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602825971

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3463

If you don't get lost, there's a chance you may never be found. Jenna McGovern has spent her whole life training for the stage. She's taken dance classes, voice lessons, and even earned her performance degree from one of the most prestigious musical theater programs in the nation. At graduation, she's stunned when a chance audition lands her a prime supporting role in the hottest Broadway touring production in the country. In more exciting news, Jenna discovers acclaimed television star Adrienne Kenyon is headlining the production. Jenna settles easily in to life on tour and has a promising career laid out in front of her, if only she plays her cards right. She's waited for this opportunity her entire life and will let nothing stand in her way. The one thing she didn't prepare for, however, was Adrienne. Her new costar is talented, beautiful, generous, and the utmost professional. As the two women grow closer onstage and off, they must learn how to fit each other into a demanding lifestyle full of unexpected twists and difficult decisions. But is Jenna ready to sacrifice what she's worked so hard for in exchange for a shot at something much deeper?
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The Bluest Eye

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307386588

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The House on Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345807197

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5976

The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
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First Position

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626396029

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 3568

Anastasia Mikhelson is the rising star of the New York City Ballet. She’s sacrificed creature comforts, a social life, as well as her own physical well-being for perfection in dance. Even her reputation as The Ice Queen doesn’t faze her. Though Ana’s at the peak of her career, competition from a new and noteworthy dancer puts all she’s worked for in jeopardy. While Natalie Frederico has shown herself to be a prodigy when it comes to ballet, she much prefers modern dance and living on her own terms. Life is too short for anything else. However, when the opportunity to dance with the New York City Ballet is thrust upon her, it’s not like she could say no. Dealing with the company’s uptight lead is another story, however. When the two are forced to work side-by-side, sparks begin to fly onstage and off.
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Similes Dictionary

Author: Elyse Sommer

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 660

View: 3026

Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—this reference will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find the perfect simile, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Simile Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping readers find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, and or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the similes found in this collection, where pithy and poetic sayings are “as plentiful as blackberries” (Shakespeare) and quotes are “as useful as a Swiss army knife” (anonymous), will inspire anyone.
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Bud, Not Buddy

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1101934263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2281

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
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The Locket

Author: Gerri Hill

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN: 1642470147

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 1145

Danielle Stevens is Hollywood’s “next big thing” in a long line of next big things. When she goes to Dallas to prepare for a role—shadowing Detective Harper Jeremiah—she’s not only running from her fame…she’s also running from a stalker. Harper Jeremiah wouldn’t recognize a Hollywood actress even if she bumped into one on the street. The last thing she wants to do is to get pulled from her current case to have an actress follow her around. But the perceived babysitting gig quickly turns into a protection detail as the threats against Dani escalate. The two women form a bond as secrets are shared, trust builds, and the stalker turns into a hunter. As the stalker’s pursuit becomes relentless, Harper becomes even more determined than ever to protect Dani at any cost. But could that unwavering conviction get them both killed?
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Kiss the Girl

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626390713

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 7408

Jessica Lennox, a high-powered advertising executive, really enjoyed her impromptu date with a woman at a wine bar, but life gets complicated when her date turns out to be her number one competitor.
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Just Three Words

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626393356

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 7572

Sometimes the one you want is the one you least suspect... Accountant Samantha Ennis craves order and structure. As the bookkeeper at the boutique advertising agency she owns with her three best friends, it’s her job to apply logic to the chaos. When one of those best friends, laid back Hunter Blair, moves in to share her loft apartment, Sam’s carefully organized world is thrown wildly askew. Hunter Blair’s been the coolest one in the room since elementary school. Until recently, her biggest worry in the world was which of the girls in her cell phone to call on a Saturday night. But it’s not long before Samantha sparks a fire in Hunter that has her questioning her old habits and longing for new ones. Isn’t it a bad idea to fall for one of your best friends? Samantha and Hunter are about to find out.
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Body Language

Author: M.K. Mazumdar

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8184303750

Category:

Page: 144

View: 2781

We are social beings and cannot live without mixing with others. The moment we come in contact with other people, we start communicating; if not through words then by other ways. One such way is body language. It is the voice of silence. Our body reveals more than words and sometimes even contradicts them. It can belie our words. Body language is the non-verbal expression one makes—consciously or unconsciously. The way one carries oneself, moves, sits and stands, speaks volumes. It communicates more effectively than words. If one can present oneself through body language in the same manner that the words voice the thoughts, then it can make all the difference between a good and a bad communication. This popular book is the one that will help enhance your communication skills as well as help you understand what the others are trying to say or not voicing what they want to say.
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Love Those Eyes

Author: Sarah Jane Ellis

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781574188

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 144

View: 6004

Fifty alluring eye-makeup recipes in a beautifully illustrated book, ideal for giving. In Love Those Eyes, Sarah Ellis and Elisa Mazzone bring you an array of gorgeous eye-makeup tutorials. These mouth-watering ideas will delight all the more when you apply them to your own eyes. As with any great recipe collection, you are inspired to adjust and re-balance the elements to suit your own eye shape, complexion or mood. Featuring light looks to warm your day, cool powerful looks to say you mean business, carefree looks for out and about, dramatic looks for turning those heads. And when you need to party? Look no further - you will rock it! Complete all looks with your favourite mascara or lashes for the perfect finish. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It will be.
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