Here’s a book you might want to take along for the ride….
‘Loving an Alien’: Intimate tales of true romance from brave women who crossed the cultural divide and loved to tell the tale.
Vive la différence!
In 1995, when young Romanian journalist Angela Nicoara applied to the BBC School in Bucharest, it changed her life in ways she could never have imagined. Raised in the closed society of communist Romania and stung by a recent divorce, she doubted her chances for a better future. But then she met some British guy, in a gloomy corridor, and everything changed.
“There was a power cut at BBC School. It was so dark I could hardly see him. We chatted for a few minutes, sharing a joke about the excellent conditions, and I had a feeling I’d never experienced before; it was as if, I’d known him all my life. Why?”
Turns out, Cupid had just fired a couple of arrows that landed bang on target. Angela and her Brit spent the next twenty years travelling and working around the world – with a brief stop in Las Vegas to get married – and are now settled in a tiny village in the mountains of Transylvania, with bears for neighbours.
And that’s where Angela got the idea for ‘Loving an Alien’…
“One winter’s night, by our log fire, I started thinking about my girlfriends around the world, many of whom had married a foreigner. Their lives were so similar, and yet so different to my own. Hmm, why not share our experiences? What if I go back to how it all started for me? Put my journalist hat on and interview them? Ask about life on Planet Love – what might they say?”
If you’re into global travel, romance, life lessons, the do’s and don’ts of an intimate relationship, how to manage your in-laws, how to finesse your outlaws, how to raise rootless, bi-lingual, ’third culture’ kids, then snuggle up with ’Loving an Alien’.
In a remarkably candid series of Q&A’s with twenty-six women of different nationalities, Angela reveals what makes a mixed marriage tick … and how to keep the love clock running.
“My college friends thought I was stupid, crazy, and throwing
away a bright future.” Jennifer
“Some girls think marrying an expat is the road to riches, but
that’s not true.” Sumi
“I never thought I’d be with an African, someone so different,
from this tiny village.” Sophie
“It wasn’t like I came to Sri Lanka to marry a Sri Lankan.
It just happened.” Jessica
“Marrying into a different culture means you are not trapped by your own, which is how I felt.” Wang
Angela Nicoara doesn’t just spill the beans, she gets the recipe.
It’s not memoir. It’s not fiction. It’s love. Long-distance. Long term. Visas and all. Join Angela on her journey to the heart of it.
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Are you tired of failed romantic relationships and friendships? Have your previous partners told you that you are “too possessive” or “jealous”? Do you feel yourself burn with jealousy when you see your partner talking with some attractive acquaintance? Do you go through your partner’s things or demand detailed explanations of where they have been?
Most people know this isn’t the foundation for successful relationships, and they would like to stop reacting this way, but how? Author Jessica Riley outlines a 10-step plan for overcoming these hang-ups in her new e-book Trust Issues.
Riley pulls no punches here – she gets straight to the heart of the problem from the first chapter. She addresses right from the start your thinking process, which is leading you to exhibit your possessive behavior.
However, Riley is careful to explain the difference between our thinking and our actions. If that sounds too obvious, remember that your goal is to decrease the actions you’re taking that are toxic to your relationships (the thoughts you are having may not feel good, but the problems with your partner don’t start until you start acting on those thoughts).
Trust Issues begins with some questions for the reader’s personal reflection, so you may want to have your journal handy as you read. These questions will start you on your journey to improved relationships with some knowledge about yourself.
Armed with the answers to these questions, you can move into Riley’s chapter on why you have difficulties believing what you’re partner is saying to you. This will be a huge chapter for you if you’re struggling with over-possessiveness, because your partners statements (“I’m working late tonight,” or “That was my mom on the phone,”), are often the flashpoints for conflict. If you want to see instantaneous improvement in your relationship, follow every word of this chapter, and you will have it!
But Trust Issues is not a band-aid solution: Riley takes you into the dangerous process of comparison with others – an almost universal issue for those that suffer from repeated bouts of jealousy. She offers a brilliant strategy for handling it, too, which is yet another takeaway from Trust Issues.
Many of you will get to Riley’s chapter entitled “Be Prepared to Lose Your Partner” and think, What?? No, that’s not what I want! But do not despair. In this chapter, you are about to learn one of the most valuable secrets of human relationships there is!
Riley also includes a chapter on how to recoup from losing your cool when you see with your eyes behaviour in your partner that you do not like and is setting your jealousy meter in the red zone (and that’s when the real crises happen). She clearly outlines what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do.
Do you often imagine your partner cheating? Riley’s book has you covered there too, with an entire chapter devoted to getting your often fictional thoughts under control. Wouldn’t you rather think about something else anyway?
Download your copy today!
Things with the already married Harry went sour quickly when she found out their affair had a bigger repercussion. Heartbroken, Trista had to do what was best for everyone.
Just as planned, she and Lindsey went to visit Emma in Greece. Trista thought this vacation was going to be a way for her to heal and come to terms with the gargantuan mistakes she’d made in the past.
Taylor Montgomery thought himself a rational man, but meeting the fiery Trista made him think twice. Her mask slipped enough for him to see it, once in a while. She carried pain and secrets hidden within. Her fire mixed with that vulnerability made him want to protect her all the more, but Trista wouldn’t have any of it.
One thing Trista should know about the tenacious man, though. He’s not the kind of man who gives up easily.
Come what may.
~ A Hero for Holly is a fun light-hearted romance and I caught myself smiling and laughing a lot as I read it. ~
~ Enjoyed the book it was a very adorable read. ~
~ I had so much fun reading the story about Holly, Sam and her boys. ~
With so many depending on her, she has no time for a personal life…
When her husband left her pregnant, with a four-year-old child and a restaurant on the verge of bankruptcy, the only things Holly McGinty had time for were her kids – and working hard to stay out of the poor house. Five years later, business is booming and her boys are happy, but she’s still putting her own needs at the bottom of her priority list. That doesn’t stop her from daydreaming about her oldest son’s sexy scout leader though.
He never believed in love at first sight – until he met her…
Sam Jensen gets along great with kids, is a successful architect, and has the best friends a guy could ask for. But figuring out relationships with women has never come easy to him. He feels like a tongue-tied teenager around most of them. Except for Holly, and it’s looking like things might work out with her. As long as one tiny little secret remains a secret.