Groomed

An uncle who went too far. A mother who didn't care. A little girl who waited for justice.

Author: Laurie Matthew

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857208284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In this powerful and honest memoir, Laurie Matthew takes the reader with her as she revisits her childhood in 1950s and 1960s Dundee. Raised in a home which consisted of an emotionally neglectful and physically violent mother, a distant father, a chronically sick brother and a sister she needed to protect, the only ray of light in little Laurie's life came from the man who would return home from the Army with pockets full of sweets and bags of toys. Uncle Andrew would shower her with attention and love, capture the hearts of everyone around him - and carefully groom her for years of abuse by not only himself, but also by a network of paedophiles. Laurie tells a harrowing story of isolation, as her abusers went to extraordinary lengths to carry out their sick acts, wearing masks to confuse and torment her and keeping her away from other children. But these evil men had no idea that the girl they systematically violated would turn into one of the country's leading child protection experts, and that their legacy would give her the impetus to change the lives of so many innocent victims.
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Jess Rona's Groomed

Author: Jess Rona

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683490722

Category:

Page: 128

View: 8573

Even celebrities' cute dogs get dirty, and that's when Jess Rona gets busy. As a dog groomer-to-the stars (and Instagram star in her own right), Jess captures over one hundred funny, cute, and touchingly real moments as her canine clients go from bath to blowout, and drab to fab. Go to the bark side with gifts for dog lovers Cover blurb by Katy Perry; foreword by Sara of Tegan and Sara Three words: funny dog pictures Hardcover; 7.75 x 5.75 inches, 128 pages
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Groomed

Author: Casey Watson

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008217600

Category:

Page: 320

View: 1000

It's late on Friday night when Casey's mobile starts to ring. She is expecting it to be her daughter Riley. But it isn't Riley. It's a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike's latest fostering challenge - a fifteen-year-old girl called Keeley who's run away from her long-term foster home 25 miles away. The Jonathan Ross Show has just started when Casey gets the call. She thinks it will be Riley - telling her that her favourite actor is going to be on TV. But it's something far more urgent: a fifteen-year-old girl who has run away from her foster family and accused her foster father of sexual abuse. The family deny in vehemently, but such an allegation can never be taken lightly, so a new home must be found for Keeley. Keeley is polite, but she's sharp, and she has all the hallmarks of a child who has been in the system a long time, and knows how to play it. Whether the allegation is true or not, Casey knows there will be no winners here. If it is true, then a young girl's life has been torn asunder. If not, then the heartache for the family will only be surpassed by the bleak outlook for Keeley. In the short term, it's a case of providing a safe, supportive home for a vulnerable child. But with the dangerous world of the internet at her disposal, it seems this strong-minded youngster has her own ideas of where that safe place should be...
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Groomed

Author: Zoe Dawson

Publisher: Zoe Dawson

ISBN: 0988418819

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7014

Can a dog have a bad hair day? Brooke Palmer owns Pawlish, an exclusive doggie spa and grooming business in upper Manhattan, but when a client’s champion poodle gets a bad poodle cut and has to undergo therapy to recover, the client sues. The lawyer they send is drop dead gorgeous, but Brooke won't be wooed by a corporate shark in a sharp suit. Corporate lawyer Drew Hudson has better things to do then take on this ridiculous lawsuit, but since he works for the client’s husband, he has no choice. After meeting the beautiful, sweet-tempered owner, he can’t keep his mind on the silly case. But when the client turns up dog gone dead, Brooke may be a conflict of interest when she’s charged with the murder. All Drew wants to do is prove that this sexy entrepreneur is not dangerous, except to his heart. Can she take a chance on him?
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Getting Groomed

The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms

Author: Jason Mitchell

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452129622

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 9171

Finally, a fun wedding organizer for gay grooms! This planner covers every aspect of the event so the big day goes off without a hitch—focusing on the details of the celebration and steering away from the politics of gay marriage, Getting Groomed offers a refreshing approach to readers planning a wedding or commitment ceremony. Couples will learn how to set a budget, organize the guest list, design invitations, dress and style for the big day, and much more. This elegant planner is the resource—and perfect gift—for stylish grooms-to-be.
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Groomed

Author: Paul Nathan

Publisher: Pelluceo Publlishing

ISBN: 9780985136840

Category: Pets

Page: 80

View: 7706

Beautifully lit, artistic studio portraits of some of the world's best groomed Poodles, Cockerspaniels, Bichon Frise's, Bedlington Terriers and more.
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Well Groomed

Author: Fiona Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848943458

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7388

When Tash French's potty grandmother mistakes a Christmas cracker engagement ring for the genuine article, a wedding of astronomical proportions is planned. Swept away by everyone's enthusiasm, Tash and her partner Niall can do little but laugh and go along with it. After all, they had meant to marry all along, hadn't they? As the wedding plans escalate, however, Tash starts to have doubts. Niall, a rising acting star, is always working away from home, forgetting important dates and falling in love with his leading ladies, and her own eyes keep wandering to a roguish fellow event rider. Even if the best man wins, Tash looks likely to give away more than her hand in marriage - she may lose her head and her heart as well . . .
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Properly Groomed

Author: Boone Brux

Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck

ISBN: 1633758583

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 2800

When Joya Bennett wakes up after her brother’s wedding half-naked and lying next to her lifelong crush, she’s mortified. OMG, did she try to jump his bones? Worse, did she succeed? Intending to lay low and housesit for her brother until the embarrassment fades, she sneaks away before he wakes up. What she didn’t plan on is having company. Lincoln Fisher doesn’t do relationships, but if he did, his friend’s little sister would be the one to tie him down. Good thing Joya had one too many drinks during the reception or he’d have crossed a line. Her brother would kill him if he found out all the places Linc wanted to kiss the sexy, auburn-haired beauty. And now they’re stuck in the same house. For two weeks. She’s off-limits. And he needs to keep it that way, even if the heat building between them is hot enough to blow off the roof... Each book in the Wedding Favors series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Bridesmaid Blues Book #2 Random Acts of Marriage Book #3 Properly Groomed
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Groomed: Part 1 of 3: Danger lies closer than you think

Author: Casey Watson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008217637

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 100

View: 5168

It’s late on Friday night when Casey’s mobile starts to ring. She is expecting it to be her daughter Riley. But it isn’t Riley. It’s a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike’s latest fostering challenge – a fifteen-year-old girl called Keeley who’s run away from her long-term foster home 25 miles away.
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Groomed

From Proposal to Vows, Wedding Planning and an Engagement from a Groom's Point of View

Author: Graham Garrison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595365787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 88

View: 794

A $70 billion industry hinges on two terrified people investing their lives into answering four simple words: Will You Marry Me? Once the catalyst begins, however, their relationship becomes an afterthought to the thousands of decisions made planning the wedding. There are more than 2 million weddings each year in the United States. Wedding magazines reach circulations in the hundreds of thousands, and wedding guides, tips and how-to books line the shelves of bookstores to tell couples how to plan the best wedding. But what about planning for the marriage? What happens to the relationship before a couple says their vows? "Groomed" is a story not just about wedding planning, but the relationship of an engaged couple from proposal to vows, all told from a groom's perspective. It's 14 months of flower arrangements and guest list bloopers, and a humorous commentary that anyone who's ever been a part of the wedding process can relate to. A couple in limbo for more than a year, a family adjusting to new members, friends watching their relationships change as a wedding nears. Getting down on one knee is merely the beginning.
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Groomed for Death

Author: Carolyn Banks

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449149133

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 7490

When a mugging attempt results in Robin Vaughan's rescue by Flora, an unlikely horse groom, Robin learns of Claremont Stables's sinister practices and decides to investigate, only to learn that Flora is not who she claims to be. Original.
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Well Groomed

A Wedding Planner for What's-His-Name (and His Bride)

Author: Peter Scott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596919051

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 5262

In this one-of-a-kind survival guide to "the big day," newlywed Peter Scott candidly reveals all the wedding preparation do's and don'ts. Covering everything from choosing the perfect location to hiring the right photographer to questions that are too stupid to ask, even for a man ("Where do the centerpieces go?), Well Groomed tackles just about any scenario that might confront the modern groom. This step-by-step manual, balancing sensible advice with irresistible wit, is sure to be the one gift that every groom will be thankful for (no more toasters!).
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Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language

Author: Robin Dunbar

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674363366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 5652

What a big brain we have for all the small talk we make. It's an evolutionary riddle that at long last makes sense in this intriguing book about what gossip has done for our talkative species. Psychologist Robin Dunbar looks at gossip as an instrument of social order and cohesion--much like the endless grooming with which our primate cousins tend to their social relationships. Apes and monkeys, humanity's closest kin, differ from other animals in the intensity of these relationships. All their grooming is not so much about hygiene as it is about cementing bonds, making friends, and influencing fellow primates. But for early humans, grooming as a way to social success posed a problem: given their large social groups of 150 or so, our earliest ancestors would have had to spend almost half their time grooming one another--an impossible burden. What Dunbar suggests--and his research, whether in the realm of primatology or in that of gossip, confirms--is that humans developed language to serve the same purpose, but far more efficiently. It seems there is nothing idle about chatter, which holds together a diverse, dynamic group--whether of hunter-gatherers, soldiers, or workmates. Anthropologists have long assumed that language developed in relationships among males during activities such as hunting. Dunbar's original and extremely interesting studies suggest otherwise: that language in fact evolved in response to our need to keep up to date with friends and family. We needed conversation to stay in touch, and we still need it in ways that will not be satisfied by teleconferencing, email, or any other communication technology. As Dunbar shows, the impersonal world of cyberspace will not fulfill our primordial need for face-to-face contact. From the nit-picking of chimpanzees to our chats at coffee break, from neuroscience to paleoanthropology, Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language offers a provocative view of what makes us human, what holds us together, and what sets us apart.
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The Lawn Bible

How to Keep It Green, Groomed, and Growing Every Season of the Year

Author: David R. Mellor

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786888429

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 8278

Presents lawn strategies that inform readers about soil, seed, mowing, weeds, pests, disease, and rendering a lawn child-friendly.
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Getting Groomed

The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms

Author: Jason Mitchell

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452129622

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 7441

Finally, a fun wedding organizer for gay grooms! This planner covers every aspect of the event so the big day goes off without a hitch—focusing on the details of the celebration and steering away from the politics of gay marriage, Getting Groomed offers a refreshing approach to readers planning a wedding or commitment ceremony. Couples will learn how to set a budget, organize the guest list, design invitations, dress and style for the big day, and much more. This elegant planner is the resource—and perfect gift—for stylish grooms-to-be.
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Groomed for Love

Author: Helen R. Myers

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460331494

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9369

It's a ruff road to happily-ever-after! Dog groomer Rylie Quinn lights up the local animal clinic with her charming laugh and easygoing demeanor. But there's a dark secret lingering behind the radiant redhead's bright smile. One man seems determined to dig up Rylie's past…and gets under her skin in a way that no one ever has before…. Is she too perfect? Assistant D.A. Noah Prescott can't help but be irked, both by Rylie's secrecy and by his growing attraction to the mystery woman! As his investigation reveals things she'd rather stay under wraps, the heat they generate flares out of control. But when Noah finally learns Rylie's story, he'll have to decide whether his desire for the truth is more important than winning the heart of the woman he's come to love….
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Groomed for Glory

Author: De Wet Steyn

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1629112720

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 8157

There are many things that can be written and said concerning the nature of God, but among the most mysterious aspects of His being is His glory—His manifested presence. When you have a revelation and an understanding of the manifested presence of God—His glory—you will grasp all the other aspects of God so much better. We will never be able to completely understand or explain the full meaning of the glory of God. It is beyond description and too marvelous for mere words. In fact, the glory of God is not something to be understood or explained but rather something to be displayed. We need to be changed by the glory of God, and then we need to reflect it to the world. God is more excited to let His glory fill the earth than we are to spend time in His presence—the realm of His glory. Allow Pastor De Wet Steyn to give you the keys so you can open the door to a personal encounter with the glory of God, so that it might be brought forth and released on earth.
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Groomed for Murder

Author: Laura Durham

Publisher: Broadmoor Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 8173

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Poodle Clipping and Grooming

The International Reference

Author: Shirlee Kalstone

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876052655

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 5434

Beautiful renderings by world-renowned artist Maude Nilsson illustrate Poodle trims from around the world. They add even more pizzazz to this already heavily illustrated guide. Back by popular demand, Poodle Clipping and Grooming: The International Reference is a revamped version of the original classic that no groomer can be without. Authored by renowned expert Shirlee Kalstone and bursting with hundreds of photos and detailed step-by-step directions, this new edition promises to be even more of a boon to Poodle groomers and enthusiasts worldwide than the previous edition. Its thoroughly illustrated instructions guide you through * selecting the right equipment * caring for the coats of pet Poodles and show Poodles * basic clipping of the Poodle's feet, face, neck, tail, stomach and ears, as well as fashioning the perfect topknot with tips from the experts * setting the patterns for sanctioned show trims and popular pet trims * and many other Poodle grooming secrets and nuances
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Groomed to Grow

Author: Diane Robinson Mullins

Publisher: Gazelle Press

ISBN: 9781581691504

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 5492

Posted in Religion