An Italian café. A barista with an eye for trouble. And a village determined to create as much as possible.
Chiara has presided over the espresso machine at Bar Birbo for as long as anyone can remember. In Santa Lucia, this is the only place to go for a cappuccino served with a side of gossip.
The town's residents rely on each other and feel almost like a family, but their secrets are kept well hidden. While romance is in the air for some, the truth behind the love affairs is far more complicated than anyone can imagine.
When everyone has ulterior motives and unspoken desires, it's only a matter of time before things finally come to a head. And unfortunately for the townspeople, the revelations could prove deadly.
Can the residents of Santa Lucia survive the inferno of their own making? Or will they burn in the flames?
"Laugh-out-loud amusing and all-around entertaining." -- Library Journal
"One of the best new parenting ebooks." -- BookAuthority
A Single Mom Shares Her Inspiring and Hilarious Tales of Parenting, Full of Love, Advice, and Humor
Being a single mother means relaxing your cleanliness standards. A lot. Being a single mother means missing your kids like crazy when your ex has them, only to want to give them back ten minutes after they come home. Being a single mother means accepting sleep deprivation as a natural state. Being a single mother means hauling a toddler, a baby, and a diaper bag while wearing high heels and a cute skirt, because you never know when you'll meet someone. Being a single mother means finding out you are stronger than you ever knew was possible.
Since birth, Lara Lillibridge's children wanted, "Mama, Mama, only Mama!" whether they were tired or just woke up from a nap -- whether they were starving or had just finished a bowl of goldfish crackers. Over ten ...
This open access book provides a comprehensive perspective on the concept of ageism, its origins, the manifestation and consequences of ageism, as well as ways to respond to and research ageism. The book represents a collaborative effort of researchers from over 20 countries and a variety of disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, gerontology, geriatrics, pharmacology, law, geography, design, engineering, policy and media studies. The contributors have collaborated to produce a truly stimulating and educating book on ageism which brings a clear overview of the state of the art in the field. The book serves as a catalyst to generate research, policy and public interest in the field of ageism and to reconstruct the image of old age and will be of interest to researchers and students in gerontology and geriatrics.
From the best-selling author of the Clara series, comes a brand new hilarious series that's heartwarming, addictive and incredibly moreish!
"Whoever said money can't buy happiness, obviously never paid for a divorce... "
When Mollie McQueen turned thirty, she awoke with a determination to live her best life.
Her marriage to Max was the first thing to come under scrutiny and on one sexless night in May, Mollie decided that their relationship was over.
However, when a grouchy divorce lawyer convinces Mollie there's a chance she could bow out of this life being eaten alive by a pack of cats, she starts to search for an alternative.
Opening the can of worms that is her marriage makes Mollie realise she might not be as blameless as she initially thought...
Will Mollie be able to rescue her marriage or has the lure of a life without wet towels on the bed turned her head?
One thing is for sure... Mollie McQueen is NOT getting divorced.
Praise for LACEY LONDON...
"One of my ...
Move over C S Lewis and Roald Dahl. There's a new storyteller on the rise and she's only 11 years old.
Prepare to rediscover the value of friendship when family lets you down.
In this mysterious true-to-life story, Aimi, Roci, Mousi, Sybil and Sycamore are a loose group of friends, aka The Bunch, who attend school together. The Bunch go to a 150-year old church camp, Mount Hermon, founded around the time of the first gold rush in 1849. The camp is located in a giant forest in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, just over the hill from Silicon Valley. In keeping with the principles of its founders, Bart, Prissie and their adopted son, Artie, the camp administrators have created a modern day refuge for children like the Bunch who live at a time when many people around them, including their parents, are chasing new gold nearby.
Each member of the Bunch becomes seemingly inexplicably lost in the giant forest. They must each find themselves, then find one another before they can ...
How can sincere, well-meaning people unintentionally perpetuate discrimination based on race, sex, sexuality, or other socio-political factors? To address this question, Lara Trout engages a neglected dimension of Charles S. Peirce's philosophy - human embodiment - in order to highlight the compatibility between Peirce's ideas and contemporary work in social criticism. This compatibility, which has been neglected in both Peircean and social criticism scholarship, emerges when the body is fore-grounded among the affective dimensions of Peirce's philosophy (including feeling, emotion, belief, doubt, instinct, and habit). Trout explains unintentional discrimination by situating Peircean affectivity within a post-Darwinian context, using the work of contemporary neuroscientist Antonio Damasio to facilitate this contextual move. Since children are vulnerable, naïve, and dependent upon their caretakers for survival, they must trust their caretaker's testimony about reality. This ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 381 Pages (960 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2018
"Hide and Play Dead" is not a book to be read.
This is a book to be experienced.
This book is an unfolding adventure story that you will not want to put down for a minute. You will be emotionally moved and sometimes shocked as you read the writer's memoirs. You will enter his intimate life history starting nine generations before his birth and up through his current real-time adventure of self-healing while writing.
This book will engage you.
Whoever you are-- whatever your age, gender, personal background, racial identity, sexual orientation, vocation or social class-- you will strongly relate to some parts of this book.
This book will begin to heal you.
The book is structured to evoke the emotional states necessary to recover from oppression and teach by example the survival skills needed to stay safe from social predators.
"Hide and Play Dead" is a memoir and nonfiction novel that represents a quantum leap in writing technology, healing methodologies, and ...
A heart-stopping story of lies, brutality and fear. British girl Megan Stephens tells the true story of how an idyllic Mediterranean holiday turned into an unimaginable nightmare when she was tricked into becoming a victim of human trafficking and held captive for six years by deception, threats and violence.
While on holiday with her mother at a popular Mediterranean coastal resort, Megan fell in love. Just 14 years old, naïve and vulnerable, she had no reason to suspect that the man who said he loved her would commit the ultimate betrayal of her trust.
When her mother returned to England, Megan stayed with Jak, who said he would find her a job as a waitress and promised they would be together forever. But when Megan travelled to the city with Jak, his attitude quickly changed and instead of finding her work as a waitress, he allowed her to be raped and then sold her to a human trafficker.
Abandoned by Jak but still unable to accept that everything he'd told her had been a lie, ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 304 Pages (1,817 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 5th, 2015
Everyone Serves is a free eBook designed to help family and friends of service members manage the stresses of deployment and build resilience in ways that are valuable to themselves and their warriors long after the deployment experience is completed. It was created through extensive contributions and review from military experts, service members, military families, and mental health professionals.
The following topics are covered: Pre-DeploymentDeploymentReunionReintegrationCaregiving
This informative handbook also includes useful resources and worksheets to help military families effectively manage the issues discussed in each chapter.
The enhanced edition features 35 videos of service members and their loved ones talking about their personal experiences and the various ways they have risen to the challenge of military life.
Everyone Serves: A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members is made possible thanks to the generous support of Blue Star Families and Vulcan ...