The Dream Unfolds

Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466849762
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The Dream Unfolds is the second novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's classic Crosslyn Rise trilogy about a family estate that's fallen into disrepair—and those who dream of bringing it back to life. Originally published in 1990, now available as an e-book for the first time. Sometimes building a home can become a labor of love... Gideon Lowe has a unique vision: to develop Crosslyn Rise into one of the finest condominiums on the Eastern seaboard. The only thing he can not see is working with Christine Gillette. One of the country's top interior designers, Christine is also famously difficult to deal with. Work is her passion—and she lets nothing get in her way. But even the best business plans are no match for what fate has in store for her and Gideon. Maybe they can find a way to see eye to eye...and heart to heart?

The Dream

Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349405093
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Available for the first time in ebook, Barbara Delinsky's beloved Crosslyn Rise series, The Dream, The Dream Unfolds, and The Dream Comes True, consists of three sets of love stories. While there's no texting and no Google, there is great conflict. And great sex. Picture a grand old Colonial home standing proudly on a hill, a rolling front lawn that spills down to the sea, and five generations of a family loving every one of its seventeen rooms . . . But age has crept up, and the sole family member living there still can barely afford to heat the place, much less cover the taxes and cost of repairs. She knows a way to save it, preserving its glory and charm, but she needs help. Jessica Crosslyn will spare no effort nor expense to rebuild her ancestral home. But joining forces with architect Carter Malloy is the one thing she cannot do.She's known him since childhood - he was always a bully, and he was especially unkind to her - she can't imagine working with him now. Unless Carter has truly changed . . . and Jessica can finally forgive him? Home: it's where the heart is. Can love be found there too? 'Delinsky reminds us that we sometimes need to revisit the past to embrace the future.' Diane Chamberlain 'An unforgettable love story by one of the all-time greats' Goodreads

Splendid Isolation

Author: Pamela Bauer Mueller
Publisher: Pinata Pub
ISBN: 9780980916300
Format: PDF, ePub
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AN HISTORICAL NOVEL Untamed, and virtually unchanged since its discovery in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe, Jekyll Island's history unfolds with the excitement and suspense of a fairy tale. Because so many of the world's greatest minds and bank accounts gathered together in virtual isolation for three months each year, history was made on Jekyll Island. A group of tycoons with surnames such as Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, Baker and others formed their exclusive Millionaires' Club on this island hideaway--the richest and most inaccessible club of that time. Between 1888 and 1942, Jekyll Island was open only to Club members' families and their guests for hunting, relaxing and playing in luxurious ease. In this sweeping historical saga, you will discover the Millionaires' pastimes and deeply guarded secrets--told through the unique voices of four Club employees. In this true story of their island getaway, discover how the decisions of these powerful titans changed the face of world finances, business and politics as they built modern America. "Mueller's love for Georgia's culture, people and history is infectious. Her easy, unrushed tone is soothing as is her description of the stunning scenery and wildlife. Splendid Isolation is an excellent read for anyone interested in the Gilded Age and in Georgia." - Angela Tate/Sacramento Book Review "Pamela Bauer Mueller has really outdone herself this time, memorably linking a sleepy Georgia island to the birth of modern American industry and finance. Pam shares with us the America that once was, and the handful of men who shaped it for the ages. BRAVA!" - Carey Giudici/Award-winning journalist/marketer/editor "This non-fictional novel, based on old articles and interviews, reads as memoirs told through the Jekyll Island Club employees' voices, and presents glimpses into the lives of the famous financiers they served. We are treated to their joys and tribulations in a way that humanizes them, and then discover mutual respect, open communication and interest in each others' lives--quite a surprising revelation." - Enid Grabiner/RebeccasReads "The richest people in the world, through the eyes of the people whose paychecks they sign. Splendid Isolation is a fine choice and intriguing reading featuring the characters of the great tycoons of a century ago." - Midwest Book Review

Sweet Salt Air

Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250020387
Format: PDF, ePub
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On Quinnipeague, hearts open under the summer stars and secrets float in the Sweet Salt Air... Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian. When Nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, she invites her old friend Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, for a final summer, to help. Outgoing and passionate, Charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever. For Nicole, what comes to light could destroy her marriage, but it could also save her husband. For Charlotte, the truth could cost her Nicole's friendship, but could also free her to love again. And her chance may lie with a reclusive local man, with a heart to soothe and troubles of his own. Bestselling author and master storyteller Barbara Delinsky invites you come away to Quinnipeague...

Crossed Hearts

Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466849789
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Crossed Hearts is the second novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's Matchmaker trilogy about a woman who makes up crossword puzzles for a living-and a man who just might be the answer to L-O-V-E in her life... Leah Gates always enjoys a good challenge-with words or otherwise. Still, she should have known better than to leave New York City for this. Knee-deep mud, lashing rain, a burned-down cabin...so much for the R&R that she hoped to find in rural New Hampshire. What had her friend Victoria Lesser been thinking? Woodsman Garrick Rodenheiser was stunned and wary when Leah turned up shivering on his porch. A beautiful woman, miles from nowhere, spelled trouble for him. But he couldn't just slam the door in her face-or shut out the storm of passion that raged between them... Originally published as Twelve Across.

A Hundred Flowers

Author: Gail Tsukiyama
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312274815
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A tale set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution follows the struggles of Kai Ying to safeguard her family when her teacher husband is arrested and sent to a "reeducation" labor camp for criticizing the Communist Party, a situation that is further complicated a year later by her young son's injury and guilty household secrets. By the award-winning author of The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. 100,000 first printing.

Agent Person Subject Self

Author: Paul Kockelman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199926980
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This book offers both a naturalistic and critical theory of signs, minds, and meaning-in-the-world. It provides a reconstructive rather than deconstructive theory of the individual, one which both analytically separates and theoretically synthesizes a range of faculties that are often confused and conflated: agency (understood as a causal capacity), subjectivity (understood as a representational capacity), selfhood (understood as a reflexive capacity), and personhood (understood as a sociopolitical capacity attendant on being an agent, subject, or self). It argues that these facilities are best understood from a semiotic stance that supersedes the usual intentional stance. And, in so doing, it offers a pragmatism-grounded approach to meaning and mediation that is general enough to account for processes that are as embodied and embedded as they are articulated and enminded. In particular, while this theory is focused on human-specific modes of meaning, it also offers a general theory of meaning, such that the agents, subjects and selves in question need not always, or even usually, map onto persons. And while this theory foregrounds agents, persons, subjects and selves, it does this by theorizing processes that often remain in the background of such (often erroneously) individuated figures: ontologies (akin to culture, but generalized across agentive collectivities), interaction (not only between people, but also between people and things, and anything outside or in-between), and infrastructure (akin to context, but generalized to include mediation at any degree of remove).

Before and Again

Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250119480
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From Barbara Delinsky, the New York Times bestselling author of Blueprints and Sweet Salt Air, a brand-new novel about a woman in hiding finding the courage to face the world again. Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends—and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy. Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog. She’s thankful for the new friends she’s made—though she can’t risk telling them too much. And she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at the luxurious local spa, helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries. Covering up scars is a skill she has mastered. Her only goal is to stay under the radar and make it through her remaining probation. But she isn’t the only one in this peaceful town with secrets. When a friend’s teenage son is thrust into the national spotlight, accused of hacking a powerful man’s Twitter account, Maggie is torn between pulling away and protecting herself—or stepping into the glare to be at their side. As the stunning truth behind their case is slowly revealed, Maggie’s own carefully constructed story begins to unravel as well. She knows all too well that what we need from each other in this difficult world is comfort. But to provide it, sometimes we need to travel far outside our comfort zones. From a multimillion-selling master of women’s fiction, Before and Again is a story of the relationships we find ourselves in—mothers and daughters, spouses and siblings, true companions and fair-weather friends—and what kind of sacrifices we are or aren’t willing to make to sustain them through good times and bad.

The Right Wrong Number

Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466834633
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In this 30-page short story by bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, Carly Kelly has just been presented with a life-changing business opportunity for tiny nursery and flower store, Plant People. But she only has four days to decide, which means she will most likely have to cancel her weekend trip away. She dials her friends to let them know, and excitedly launches into a speech about the opportunity. But when she pauses, a sexy, inquisitive stranger is on the other end, and he's eager to hear about her store, her passions and her life. She's dialed the wrong number--- and the man on the other end, with his deep voice, his charming jokes and his excellent advice, is a surprise she never expected... Will this wrong number turn out to be right man for Carly? Don't miss this 30-page short story from bestselling author Barbara Delinsky. Featuring an excerpt from Barbara Delinsky's novel Sweet Salt Air.

Sensuous Burgundy

Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061856327
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky comes an emotional battle of wits, will, and passion, first published in 1996. A legal powerhouse, Assistant District Attorney Laura Grandine stares across the aisle at her opponent, Maxwell Kraig, the renowned big-city lawyer imported to her small Massachusetts town to act as the defense for the accused. Tough and talented, Laura has always fought hard for every victory, and she knows that she has found a worthy adversary in the skilled and charismatic Kraig, a man whose fiery spirit and need to win match her own. But their intense passions will not be confined to the courtroom—as outside, a furious contest rages between them, one that could lead to incomparable joy . . . or unbearable heartbreak. Because, beneath her hard exterior, Laura Grandine is a woman who aches to love and be loved. But it must be on her own terms.