As Long as We Both Shall Live

As Long as We Both Shall Live
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Author: JoAnn Chaney
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250076403
Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Flatiron Books

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“Unputdownable....This novel is anything but predictable. The female characters are forces of nature, and the plot twists are deliciously demented, a la Gone Girl and Big Little Lies.” —People You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them... As Long As We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney’s wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong, a marriage with lots of secrets... “My wife! I think she’s dead!” Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren’t hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident. But Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt. Detectives Loren and Spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer. They dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, it’s got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s tough to rip yourself free. So what happens when you’re done making it work?

As Long As We Both Shall Live

As Long As We Both Shall Live
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Author: Joann Chaney
Pages: 416
ISBN: 150982426X
Release: 2020-05-28
Editor: Pan

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As Long As We Both Shall Live

As Long As We Both Shall Live
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Author: JoAnn Chaney
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781760784447
Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Mantle

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What happens when you're really, truly done making your marriage work? As Long As We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney's wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong . . . 'My wife! I think she's dead!' Matt frantically tells park rangers, as he explains that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren't hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It's a tragic accident. But when police discover Matt's first wife also died in suspicious circumstances, they have a lot more questions for him. Is Matt a grieving husband, or a cold-blooded killer? Detectives Loren and Spengler dig into the couple's lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love's got teeth, it's got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it's tough to rip yourself free. So what happens when you're done making it work? PRAISE FOR AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE "Chaney grabs readers with her opening line: 'If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail.'... Marriage laid bare, with a riveting account of evasion and pursuit--and a zinger of a coda." Booklist, starred review "Chaney alternates past and present, creating an unbearably urgent narrative, and she has a shockingly firm grasp on the barbs and ennui of long-term marriage. A perfectly paced, shock-studded chiller from an author to watch." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

What You Don t Know

What You Don t Know
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Author: JoAnn Chaney
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250075543
Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Flatiron Books

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"Superb characters, sparkling dialogue, and a gripping, terrifying plot, plus flashes of humor to boot; JoAnn Chaney's What You Don't Know has it all." --Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers He didn’t take their lives -- but he ruined them. The final victims of an infamous serial killer may be the ones he didn’t kill. Hoskins cracked the case of one of the most infamous serial killers -- and then it cracked him. He’s in cold cases, as is his career. Sammie was the lead reporter who broke the story, but now she’s selling makeup at the mall. She wants back on page 1. Gloria claims she was the unsuspecting wife. She didn’t know a thing. And as new murders shake Denver, this is a final chance to get their lives back.

As Long as We Both Shall Live

As Long as We Both Shall Live
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Author: Gary Smalley
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781459625631
Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com

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Everyone has expectations, but not everyone acknowledges them. In marriage, unrecognized expectations can be especially dangerous - when couples expect each other to be and act a certain way without communicating their assumptions, disappointment is never too far away. Now, relationship expert Gary Smalley and his pastor and friend Ted Cunningham show couples how to defuse the ticking bomb of unrealistic expectations and arm their marriage with healthy communication and honest intimacy. As Long as We Both Shall Live will help couples acknowledge their unexpressed assumptions, understand one another's genuine needs and talk openly about their hopes and desires. Women and men will find the tools they need to build lasting and loving marriages.

For As Long As We Both Shall Live

For As Long As We Both Shall Live
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Author: Thomas R. Fritts
Pages: 224
ISBN: 038076928X
Release: 1993-09-01
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks

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We have come together to share in the joy and celebration of a marriage ... Here is the guide that will help you design the wedding ceremony that is perfect for you. Complete with all kinds of options for both traditional and nontraditional weddings, it includes all the basic parts of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish ceremonies as well as ideas for readings from the Old and New Testaments and from Hebrew Scriptures, as well as from the works of writers and poets. In addition to the familiar traditional vows, you'll find personalized promises written by the bride and groom. Also included are services appropriate for interfaith marriages and passages that include families and children from previous marriages. In addition, you'll find valuable guidance on all aspects of wedding planning, including where to hold the ceremony, music, customs and traditions, wedding etiquette, and more.

As Long as We Both Shall Love

As Long as We Both Shall Love
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Author: Karen M. Dunak
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780814760444
Release: 2013-08-30
Editor: NYU Press

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In As Long as We Both Shall Love, Karen M. Dunak provides a nuanced history of the American wedding and its celebrants. Blending an analysis of film, fiction, advertising, and prescriptive literature with personal views from letters, diaries, essays, and oral histories, Dunak demonstrates the ways in which the modern wedding epitomizes a diverse and consumerist culture and aims to reveal an ongoing debate about the power of peer culture, media, and the marketplace in America. Instructor's Guide

Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me
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Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780316477444
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Orbit

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A naïve divorced mother of two faces the darkest parts of herself in this heart-stopping thriller from the author of USA Today bestseller, The Girl With All the Gifts. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz---one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating. Love her or hate her: there are two sides to every story... For more from M. R. Carey, check out:The Girl With All the GiftsFellsideThe Boy on the Bridge By the same author, writing as Mike Carey: The Devil You Know Vicious Circle Dead Men's Boots Thicker Than Water The Naming of the Beasts

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible
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Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780061804816
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins

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The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the self-centered, teenaged Rachel; shrewd adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility. Dancing between the dark comedy of human failings and the breathtaking possibilities of human hope, The Poisonwood Bible possesses all that has distinguished Barbara Kingsolver's previous work, and extends this beloved writer's vision to an entirely new level. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers.

Till Death Do Us Part

Till Death Do Us Part
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Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307548092
Release: 2009-01-16
Editor: Laurel Leaf

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Nothing in April Lancaster's future seems certain as she battles a brain tumor that doctors say is inoperable. The hospital is the last place she would expect to find love - until she meets Mark Gianni. Mark is handsome and charming, and he also has terminal Cystic Fibrosis. Despite initial reservations, the two quickly fall in love and plan to spend the rest of their lives together...no matter how long that may be. When a sudden accident aggravates Mark's condition, April must make a decision that will change the course of her life forever. This is a heartbreaking story by bestselling author Lurlene McDaniel that is perfect for fans of The Fault in Our Stars.

As Long As We Both Shall Live

As Long As We Both Shall Live
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Author: JoAnn Chaney
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781509824243
Release: 2019-01-10
Editor: Pan Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Unputdownable . . . This novel is anything but predictable. The female characters are forces of nature, and the plot twists are deliciously demented, a la Gone Girl and Big Little Lies' People Magazine Grieving husband? Or cold-blooded killer? JoAnn Chaney examines the dark side of marriage in this startling thriller, As Long As We Both Shall Live ‘My wife! I think she’s dead!’ Matt frantically calls to park rangers, explaining that he and his wife, Marie, were out hiking when she stumbled on a cliff edge and fell into the raging river below. They start a search but aren’t hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It’s a tragic accident. But when police discover Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances – a fire in their family home – they have a lot more questions for him. Is Matt a grieving husband, or has he just killed his second wife? Detectives Loren and Spengler dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, it’s got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s tough to rip yourself free. So what happens when you’re done making it work?

Always MacKenzie

Always MacKenzie
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Author: Kate Constable
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781742697451
Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: Allen & Unwin

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Can a nerd and a golden girl ever be best friends? The bittersweet story of what happens when Jem Martinic and Mackenzie Woodrow meet and swear to be enemies forever.""I solemnly swear that I will never, ever be friends with Mackenzie Woodrow as long as we both shall live, "" said Jem. ""Excellent, "" said Mackenzie. Jem is smart, forthright, and a nerd. Mackenzie is a golden girl, excelling at schoolwork, sports, and drama, and popular with everyone. One night at camp, Jem and Mackenzie strike up an unlikely friendship and are soon spending.

As Long as We Both Shall Live

As Long as We Both Shall Live
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Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Pages: 203
ISBN: 0553571087
Release: 2003
Editor: Laurel Leaf

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Combines two of the author's previous titles, Till Death Do Us Part and For Better, for Worse, Forever, in which April Lancaster meets and marries the handsome Mark Gianni, and after his death, falls for the lonely and angry Brandon Benedict. Original.

Tell Me Everything

Tell Me Everything
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Author: Cambria Brockman
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781984817228
Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: Ballantine Books

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“A compulsive page-turner with shades of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History peopled by a new generation.”—Catherine Steadman, New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY GOOD HOUSEKEEPING In her first weeks at Hawthorne College, Malin is swept up into a tight-knit circle that will stick together through all four years. There’s Gemma, an insecure theater major from London; John, a tall, handsome, wealthy New Englander; Max, John’s cousin, a shy pre-med major; Khaled, a wisecracking prince from Abu Dhabi; and Ruby, a beautiful art history major. But Malin isn’t like the rest of her friends. She’s an expert at hiding her troubled past. She acts as if she shares the preoccupations of those around her—dating, partying—all while using her extraordinary insight to detect their deepest vulnerabilities and weaknesses. By Senior Day, on the cusp of graduation, Malin’s secrets—and those of her friends—are revealed. While she scrambles to maintain her artfully curated image, her missteps set in motion a devastating chain of events that ends in a murder. And as fragile relationships hang in the balance and close alliances shift, Malin must test the limits of what she’s capable of to stop the truth from coming out. In a mesmerizing novel that peels back the innumerable layers of a seductive protagonist, debut author Cambria Brockman brings to life an entrancing story of friendship, heartbreak, and betrayal. Praise for Tell Me Everything “Gripping . . . Brockman paints an unnerving portrait of the power people hold over one another—especially as they blur the line between protective and obsessive.”—Time “At once a complex thriller and antihero origin story, Cambria Brockman’s riveting debut is a true page-turner.”—Lisa Lutz, New York Times bestselling author of the Spellman series and The Passenger “Cambria Brockman’s dark and twisty Tell Me Everything is an impressive debut, a complicated and compelling novel of psychological suspense that deftly explores the questions of how well we know our friends and of whom we can trust.”—Karen Dionne, author of the international bestseller The Marsh King’s Daughter

True Love Three Novels

True Love  Three Novels
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Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780307809308
Release: 2012-01-25
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

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Love, romance, and friendship abound in this three-in-one omnibus edition of Lurlene McDaniel's bestselling inspirational young adult novels, all of which explore the timeless question "Can love survive, now and forever?" I'll Be Seeing YouCarley Mattea never expected to become friends with a boy as handsome as Kyle Westin—especially not in the hospital. His doctors don't know whether he'll get his vision back, and he's deeply depressed. Carley can relate. She's been scarred by a facial deformity, but she's keeping that a secret from Kyle. She's worried that if his bandages are removed and he sees her, it will be the end of their relationship. Carley wants what's best for Kyle. But what will that mean for Carley? Don't Die, My LoveJulie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower describe themselves as "meant for each other." Now in high school, they are deeply in love. Luke is a talented football player and is sure to receive an athletic scholarship to a top college, and Julie intends to follow. When Luke gets a virus, Julie persuades him to see a doctor. The test results are devastating. But Julie believes their love is stronger than anything. Or is it? A Rose for MelindaJesse and Melinda have been friends since the first grade. When Jesse and his mom move to California, he and Melinda bridge the miles with e-mail. When Melinda suddenly falls ill and her plans to become a prima ballerina are shattered, Jesse travels to see her, to be by her side. As their bond grows stronger, Melinda wonders whether she and Jesse can be more than just friends—and whether a new love could be enough to save her.

As Long as We Both Shall Live 2 Book Collection

As Long as We Both Shall Live 2 Book Collection
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Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307513533
Release: 2009-02-04
Editor: Laurel Leaf

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A story of loving against the odds, perfect for fans of Five Feet Apart—both the book and movie—looking for their next read! A change is coming, April Lancaster’s fortune cookie reads. Be prepared. But how could she be prepared for the news that she has an inoperable brain tumor? April’s life will never be the same. Then she meets handsome Mark Gianni. Mark has cystic fibrosis, but he also has a passion for life . . . and for April. When he asks April to marry him, she’s happier than she’s ever been. April thought she and Mark would be together forever. But since Mark’s death, April has never felt more alone. Then Brandon Benedict comes into her life. Brandon is lonely and angry—he and April have a lot in common. But April cannot tell Brandon about her illness. When April’s medical problems suddenly return, she must decide what to tell Brandon. Can the love she’s felt before help her now?

From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward
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Author: Craig Groeschel,Amy Groeschel
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780310337485
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Zondervan

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Shouldn't there be more to marriage than flipping a coin to see if it will last? Is it possible to grow more in love with the person you've committed your life to? Would you like to guarantee that your marriage will last? Craig and Amy Groeschel offer singles pursuing marriage and couples at all stages of marriage five commitments to fail proof their marriage, From This Day Forward.

Nanaville

Nanaville
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Author: Anna Quindlen
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780812985917
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The perfect gift for new parents and grandparents this Mother's Day: a bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and #1 bestselling author "This tender book should be required reading for grandparents everywhere."--Booklist (starred review) "I am changing his diaper, he is kicking and complaining, his exhausted father has gone to the kitchen for a glass of water, his exhausted mother is prone on the couch. He weighs little more than a large sack of flour and yet he has laid waste to the living room: swaddles on the chair, a nursing pillow on the sofa, a car seat, a stroller. No one cares about order, he is our order, we revolve around him. And as I try to get in the creases of his thighs with a wipe, I look at his, let's be honest, largely formless face and unfocused eyes and fall in love with him. Look at him and think, well, that's taken care of, I will do anything for you as long as we both shall live, world without end, amen." Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she's taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful, and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. She writes, "Where I once led, I have to learn to follow." Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: "Did they ask you?" Candid, funny, frank, and illuminating, Quindlen's singular voice has never been sharper or warmer. With the same insights she brought to motherhood in Living Out Loud and to growing older in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, this new nana uses her own experiences to illuminate those of many others. Praise for Nanaville "Witty and thoughtful . . . Nanaville serves up enough vivid anecdotes and fresh insights--about childhood, about parenthood, about grandparenthood and about life--to make for a gratifying read."--The New York Times "Classic, bittersweet Quindlen . . . [Her] wonder at seeing her eldest child grow into his new role is lovely and moving. . . . The best parts of Nanaville are the charming vignettes of Quindlen's solo time with her grandson."--NPR

As Long as We Both Shall Give

As Long as We Both Shall Give
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Author: Paul T. Backlund
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781607919988
Release: 2009-07
Editor: Xulon Press

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AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL GIVE shares unique and humorous insight into marital conflict, healing, and restoration. Included are: scenarios from the author's counseling experiences, which any marriage can identify with. This book will guide a bad marriage to good and the good marriage to greatness. This book gives the reader insight into God's design and purpose for the marriage relationship. Written from the "counselor's chair" specific needs of men and women are explored while addressing common areas of marital conflict. With the divorce rate soaring, couples are searching for ways to understand where marital conflict originates and how to bring positive change and healing to their relationship. Paul Backlund is the Family Life Pastor at Crossroads Ministries in Broadway, North Carolina. He is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church and a Certified Biblical Counselor, credentialed through the International Board of Christian Counselors and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is a respected teacher of God's word addressing men's and marriage conferences cross denominationally. For the past ten years he has shared the message of hope and encouragement to couples seeking to grow in their marriages. His desire for strong marriages comes in part from his personal and painful experience with divorce. His testimony of God's healing and restoration serves his passion for restoring troubled marriages well. His counseling wisdom brings hope and healing to struggling marriages. He assists couples in mastering their finances, improving communication in their marriages, and growing in Christ. He and his wife Kathy, live in Sanford, North Carolina.

Aftershock

Aftershock
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Author: Joann Condie
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781684282951
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Focus on the Family

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In Aftershock, an experienced counselor and therapist offer hope—and a practical plan—for women who have discovered their husband’s struggle with pornography and other sexual infidelities. What do you do when your inner world is crumbling in the aftershock of this devastating betrayal? Read this book! From the seven steps for self-care and learning how to deal with the emotions that follow this unwelcome news to considering the “why” of his behavior and deciding on a plan of action, this book gives women a process to follow once they find themselves in “aftershock.” Based on biblical principles and psychologically sound advice, Aftershock is designed to help women heal, grow, and receive restoration for themselves, their husbands, and their marriages. Readers are encouraged to journal to aid in the healing process, and at the end of each chapter, they will find a reflection, questions, and a prayer to help them absorb the material.