Emma (Wisehouse Classics – With Illustrations by H.M. Brock) by Jane Austen and H M Brock

EMMA, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” In the first sentence she introduces the title character as “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich.” Emma is spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people’s lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray. The novel has been adapted for several films, many television programs, and a long list of stage plays.

Author: Jane Austen and H M Brock

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
6314 reviews

Notes from a Developing Dad: The Laughs, Loves, Learnings and Losses of a Well Meaning but Overmatched Man. by Joe Medler

Follow along with me as I fumble through the first few years of fatherhood in real time. A father to two young boys I’ve been documenting the transformations, the stumbles, the minor successes that resonate like world changing victories and the hysterical fails that remind me that children are literally made to survive our shortcomings. Hell, they can even thrive in the face of them.Before becoming a dad I had no idea how it would change me. I tended to think of it all as what I’d be losing. Sure, I was excited to meet my kids, but I was worried about a life choice that would alter every moment of the rest of my life. So when my first arrived and I fell in love with him, I knew it was time to strap in for a crazy ass ride. There are moments early on when it’s all so much that your walls come down and there’s beauty, unbelievable love and sheer terror all around at all times. I knew I had to write it out. I didn’t want to ever lose these moments to time and future priorities. So I did, I wrote it out. In personal essays documenting my changes, their changes and our changes. Some is funny as hell, some is heartbreakingly tender and some is sharply observant. All of it is written with candor and love. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for taking the time to be here, now.

Author: Joe Medler

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
12 reviews

Growing Up Twice: Shaping a Future by Reliving My Past by Aaron Kirk Douglas and Jordan Crawford

In this first-of-its kind memoir, a gay man explores the emotional risks and rewards of mentoring a troubled young Latino boy. In the process, he learns more about himself than he ever imagined.

As an award-winning social activist and mentor in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, former journalist and documentary filmmaker, Aaron Kirk Douglas illuminates the emotional turmoil inherent in mentoring an at-risk youth. He relates how it pushed him to become more than just a weekend-toss-the-ball-around kind of mentor. In his relationship with Rico, a fatherless foster child he meets through Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Douglas must face the memories─and pain─of growing up gay in rural Oregon without the love and acceptance he so desperately craved from his own father. His journey leads him to forge a new kind of family—the kind you create for yourself.

Author: Aaron Kirk Douglas and Jordan Crawford

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
35 reviews

Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons: Schedule a 10-game winning season to help develop your son into the man God intended him to be by Mark LaMaster and Kary Oberbrunner

Finally, a Game Plan for dads to help develop their sons into the men God intended them to be.

Many fathers and sons crave a stronger connection with each other and with God. Unfortunately, most of the time, we’re not sure how. Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons provides an answer. Discover how to schedule a 10-Game Day season with your son. Each Game Day is designed to engage dads and their sons in conversation on topics ranging from faith and friends to prayer and purity.

Each Game Day includes:

· A Game Day Theme (character and integrity, work and money, service, and many more).

· God’s Key Play (Bible verse)

· A Scouting Report for dads

· Personalized Pre-and Post-Game Day Prayers

· A Pre-Game Planning Session for dads

· A Game Day activity for fathers and sons (laser tag, disc golf, and test-driving dream cars).

· Post-Game Day Analysis Questions and Press Conference

· Plus, many more father and son bonding experiences

Mark LaMaster’s purpose and passion is to help good dads become GREAT dads by providing intentional, biblically based activities to help them raise their sons to become godly young men. Mark is also the founder of Playoff Parenting, LLC, whose mission is to help transform well-intended, passive parents into active and intentional Playoff Parents who teach valuable, Christian-based lessons to their children.

Author: Mark LaMaster and Kary Oberbrunner

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
46 reviews

Every Day Is a Holiday by George Mahood

“…laugh out loud moments on nearly every page…”
”…had me laughing from beginning to end…”
“…loved the book – funny and engaging…”
“…read it, love it, recommend it…”

George Mahood had a nice, easy, comfortable life. He had a job, a house, a wife and kids. But something was missing. He was stuck in a routine of working, changing nappies and cleaning up cat sick. He felt like he was missing out on a lot of what the world had to offer.

He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that was Inane Answering Machine Message Day. In fact, the calendar is FULL of these quirky, weird and wonderful events. He realised that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do. He hoped that at the end of the challenge he would be transformed into a happier, more intelligent and more content person.

Follow George on his hilarious, life changing adventure as he tries to balance his normal life with a wealth of new experiences, people, facts and ridiculous situations. It’s a rip-roaring, life-affirming, roller-coaster of a ride, where every day is a holiday.

Author: George Mahood

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
449 reviews

Shatter Me (The Jaded Series, Book One) by Alex Grayson and Cover by Combs

THIS BOOK HAS BEEN RE-EDITED AND REVISED AS OF NOVEMBER 26, 2015. IF YOU’VE BOUGHT YOUR COPY BEFORE THEN, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR VERSION THROUGH YOUR KINDLE OR CONTACT AMAZON TO HAVE THEM SEND YOU THE REVISED COPY SO YOU GET THE BEST QUALITY POSSIBLE. THANK YOU!

****WARNING! PLEASE READ!! This book contains content like rape, drugs, and hard situations that may trigger bad memories for those that have been in similar situations. Some parts are quite vivid and is not for the faint of heart or for anyone that is offended by graphic physical and sexual abuse scenes. Please, if any of this bothers you DO NOT purchase this book! Not suitable for anyone under 18. ****

I’m running, as fast and as far as I can. My past is trying to shatter me, but I am determined not to let it. I’ve come this far, I won’t let it break me now.

I had to stop in a small town to get enough money to run again, but I found myself wanting to stay. The reason? Jaxon Walker. He doesn’t make me so afraid. He comforts me. But how much comfort will it take before my walls shatter? And what happens when my past finds me? Will it destroy me finally or could Jax possibly save me?

My name is Bailey Winsor and this is my story.

Author: Alex Grayson and Cover by Combs

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
265 reviews

Her by Felicia Johnson

In many ways, Kristen Elliott is a normal, seventeen-year-old girl. Kristen loves her family. She works hard academically, and tries to please her mother. She takes on the additional responsibility of caring for her twin siblings, Nick and Alison. She idealizes her best friend, Lexus, who not only seems to lead the perfect life, but also catches the attention of John, the boy Kristen secretly loves. However, as is the case with many teenagers, Kristen feels frustrated, isolated, and confused.

In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.

After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.

Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers – including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family – can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.

Author: Felicia Johnson

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
79 reviews

HOW TO IMPROVE EGG QUALITY: The Smart Way to Get Pregnant by Darja Wagner PhD

ATTENTION! This book is a serious read. It is packed with tons of recent research on IMPROVING EGG QUALITY and fertility of women over 35.Do you hear your biological clock ticking? If you care about your fertility or are waiting impatiently to get pregnant, How to Improve Egg Quality: The Smart Way to Get Pregnant contains the information you need to be aware of.If you are over 30 OR undergoing fertility treatments, it might be the best investment you will ever make in your future family.The author of the blog http://www.paleo-mama.com on improving fertility for women over 35 and a scientist specialized in vitamins and hormones, Darja Wagner Ph.D. presents to you a book packed with tons of cutting-edge research from recent years, but written in simple English and in an easy to read format.Did you know that the quality of a womans eggs is the single largest factor contributing to delays in getting pregnant as women become older? Missing facts on how to slow down your biological clock and improve your chances to get pregnant can destroy your dreams.Which foods are scientifically proven to be the best for increasing fertility?How EXACTLY can you employ CoQ10, vitamin D, and DHEA to improve egg quality?How do you find out how many eggs you have left?How to deal with emotional and communication issues while you are waiting to get pregnant?Which lifestyle interventions are most likely to improve your chances of conceiving?What are the important things you must know about conception, implantation, and the aging of your ovaries, which only a scientist can help you understand?What is it that women dont know and doctors dont tell?Reading How to Improve Egg Quality: The Smart Way to Get Pregnant is likely to save you a lot of time. The author combines her personal experience with research from various scattered sources: scientific journals, the Internet, fertility forums and books, to give you the essence and essential facts in a way which is easy to understand and to act upon.This book is written for women who dont have much time to waste.It gets straight to the point, putting scientific vocabulary in plain language. Even those who are familiar or dealing professionally with this topic are sure to learn new specific facts and get advice on how the reproductive potential of aging women can be developed to its full potential. Instantly available to read on your Kindle or PC.Biography:Darja Wagner, Ph.D. is a scientist specialized in vitamins and hormones. She is the author of the blog http://www.paleo-mama.com, where she addresses fertility and getting pregnant for women of advanced reproductive age. She lives in Berlin with her husband and two sons, both of whom were born after the age of 35, using techniques she has explained in this book.

Author: Darja Wagner PhD

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
178 reviews

When More is Not Enough: How to stop giving your kids what they want and give them what they need by Amy Sullivan

When more is not enough, what is?

Amy L. Sullivan believes no one loves harder and more completely than children. She also believes selfies, cell phones, must-have tech gadgets, and the sparkly allure of possessions lull kids into an insatiable desire for more.

When More is Not Enough celebrates the idea of more: more prayers cried out, more time spent together, more use of our talents, more interest in strangers, more forgiveness of hurt, more of what Jesus taught us each day of His life. This book focuses on helping children grow generous hearts, tender spirits, and a deep compassion for others.

Filled with biblical reasoning, real-life anecdotes, practical resources, and start-this-very-second activities, When More is Not Enough is for families who are ready to move from seeing generosity as a series of tasks and instead, turn it into a way life.

Author: Amy Sullivan

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
37 reviews

HOW TO IMPROVE EGG QUALITY: The Smart Way to Get Pregnant by Darja Wagner PhD

ATTENTION! This book is a serious read. It is packed with tons of recent research on IMPROVING EGG QUALITY and fertility of women over 35.Do you hear your biological clock ticking? If you care about your fertility or are waiting impatiently to get pregnant, How to Improve Egg Quality: The Smart Way to Get Pregnant contains the information you need to be aware of.If you are over 30 OR undergoing fertility treatments, it might be the best investment you will ever make in your future family.The author of the blog http://www.paleo-mama.com on improving fertility for women over 35 and a scientist specialized in vitamins and hormones, Darja Wagner Ph.D. presents to you a book packed with tons of cutting-edge research from recent years, but written in simple English and in an easy to read format.Did you know that the quality of a womans eggs is the single largest factor contributing to delays in getting pregnant as women become older? Missing facts on how to slow down your biological clock and improve your chances to get pregnant can destroy your dreams.Which foods are scientifically proven to be the best for increasing fertility?How EXACTLY can you employ CoQ10, vitamin D, and DHEA to improve egg quality?How do you find out how many eggs you have left?How to deal with emotional and communication issues while you are waiting to get pregnant?Which lifestyle interventions are most likely to improve your chances of conceiving?What are the important things you must know about conception, implantation, and the aging of your ovaries, which only a scientist can help you understand?What is it that women dont know and doctors dont tell?Reading How to Improve Egg Quality: The Smart Way to Get Pregnant is likely to save you a lot of time. The author combines her personal experience with research from various scattered sources: scientific journals, the Internet, fertility forums and books, to give you the essence and essential facts in a way which is easy to understand and to act upon.This book is written for women who dont have much time to waste.It gets straight to the point, putting scientific vocabulary in plain language. Even those who are familiar or dealing professionally with this topic are sure to learn new specific facts and get advice on how the reproductive potential of aging women can be developed to its full potential. Instantly available to read on your Kindle or PC.Biography:Darja Wagner, Ph.D. is a scientist specialized in vitamins and hormones. She is the author of the blog http://www.paleo-mama.com, where she addresses fertility and getting pregnant for women of advanced reproductive age. She lives in Berlin with her husband and two sons, both of whom were born after the age of 35, using techniques she has explained in this book.

Author: Darja Wagner PhD

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
176 reviews