“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?
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
Author: Gary Smalley Genre: Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com ISBN: 9781459625631 Book Pages: 296 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
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.
Author: Thomas R. Fritts Genre: Reference Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 9780380769285 Book Pages: 224 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
When TJ seeks comfort in the hospital chapel, Helen is there with a supportive ear. TJ's longtime lover Joe is very ill and facing a risky operation. So Helen makes a very special offer of help, hoping the power of love will be enough for a happy ending.
"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.
Author: Barbara Kingsolver Genre: Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 9780061804816 Book Pages: 576 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.