Presentation delivered at Texas Library Association Annual Conference in April 2015.
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HUSBAND’S SECRET AND BIG LITTLE LIES.
A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?”
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over…Berkley Publishing Group
Chakra Yoga is the definitive guide to healing through the chakras. Within this book are all the key concepts and tools you need to understand the seven chakras and balance them through a yoga practice. Each chakra is fully explained, and features a unique practice that heals and balances that energy center on every level: body, mind and soul.
While the chakras are energy centers, they are all easy to feel and access through yoga. With the right tools, you connect with your chakras on an energetic and emotional level, using the specific yoga practices outlined in this book to bring a new level of healing and resolution to each one. When all chakras are balanced, you experience wellness and integration on a level you have always wanted for yourself!
Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D., is an expert on yoga and psychology, and offers her extensive wisdom on the topic in a practical, accessible and easy-to-understand way. Become a master of the seven chakras, and find a new level of health and wellbeing through the ancient practice of yoga!
In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing mystery from international bestselling author Diane Chamberlain.
You’ll get through this.
It won’t be painless.
It won’t be quick.
But God will use this mess for good.
Don’t be foolish or naïve.
But don’t despair either.
With God’s help, you’ll get through this.
You fear you won’t make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten?
In You’ll Get Through This, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. “Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere.” Max reminds readers God doesn’t promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn’t for Joseph–tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed–but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil.
With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.
It’s no secret.
Passing the IELTS Exam results from good preparation. Preparation involves studying and studying takes time. In most cases, preparation means countless hours spent poring over long and often, boring IELTS study guides.
Going through the IELTS Test Study Guide is like being in a relationship. It involves both time and commitment. It means sitting down and dedicating a fixed number of hours each day to study and review.
With a laundry list of things to do, the idea of devoting a certain number of hours each day to studying seems preposterous. Who has the time? You barely have the time to read three pages, let alone 300!
But here’s what they don’t tell you: There are shortcuts to getting through the IELTS Study Guide.
Yes, you read that correctly.
There are shortcuts.
It’s true that the IELTS Study Guide provides a wealth of information. But you don’t need to go through the entire shebang to gather all the relevant IELTS preparation tips.
Why? Because I’m about to share with you the best IELTS exam tips you’ve ever come across.
The IELTS Study Guide Made Easy
It’s a shame how most IELTS Test Study Guides hide all the juicy information in a 30-pound book. It’s as if you first have to go through the entire book to get a shot at passing the exam.
A single book contains so many practice tests. And I kid you not when I say that I went through all of them! In preparation for my exam, I bought a half dozen study guides meant for the International English Language Testing System. I took practice test after practice test.
I took the long route and ended up passing the exam. However, a short cut would’ve gotten me the same result. If I only knew then what I know now…I would’ve saved myself
In any event, I am about to share with you what I found out.
Best and Shortest IELTS Exam Tips
Without further ado, here are some of the best and shortest IELTS study guide tips:
- Writing – For the writing portion of the IELTS, use bullet points to pre-structure your essay. Let your bullet points serve as your framework. This way, you’ll be able to organize your thoughts, anchor your ideas, and create a flowing essay that reads well.
- Listening – You might be surprised but the easiest thing you can do to improve your IELTS listening score is as simple as watching subtitled English movies. By watching subtitled English movies, you practice both your English reading and comprehension skills.
- Reading – To improve your reading comprehension score, it’s important that you learn how to skim a page. Locate keywords from the IELTS questions and focus on those when you read the paragraph. You might not understand each and every word of the paragraph but by focusing on the keywords, you stand a better chance of answering the question correctly.
Would you risk everything for the man you loved? Even if you knew he’d done something terrible?
‘A heart-wrenching and gripping tale. I was hooked from the very first page.’ Write Escape
Lara’s life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can’t tell anyone else or everything he has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage.
Maggie is married to Massimo’s brother Nico and lives with him and her troubled stepdaughter. She knows all of Nico’s darkest secrets – or so she thinks. Then one day she discovers a letter in the attic which reveals a shocking secret about Nico’s first wife. Will Maggie set the record straight or keep silent to protect those she loves?
For a family held together by lies, the truth will come at a devastating price.
A heart-wrenching, emotionally gripping read for fans of Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
What everyone’s saying about The Silent Wife:
‘A compulsive read about secrets, lies, and the complexities of families’ Bloomin’ Brilliant Books
‘What a great novel this is! A very moving story filled with deception, betrayal and, contrastingly, loyalty, love, caring and forgiveness… and it has a brilliant ending!’ Splashes Into Books
‘Well, this book is a firecracker!…you will experience a rollercoaster of emotions, with laughter, sadness and a satisfying ending that will bring a lump to your throat.’ Many Books Many Lives
‘A fantastic, thought-provoking story, told with pace and style’ Laura Bambrey Books
‘My heart broke … The plot is so well written that you begin to feel as though you are one of the family and it is packed with twists and turns.’ The Reading Reverie
‘A page turner – full of implied secrets, unravelling family lives, new family dynamics.’ Bookworms and Shutterbugs
‘An addictive novel about family dynamics, secrets and betrayals that will have your mouth hanging open in disbelief many times along the way.’ Books Of All Kinds
‘A compelling, chilling and heart pounding read which will take you on a rollercoaster ride you’ll never want to leave. Phenomenally written and undeniably powerful, Kerry Fisher has done it yet again.’ The Writing Garnet
‘My only regret about this book is beginning to read it at half term and not been able to finish it quicker. An gripping and emotional read.’ De Ja Reads
‘It is rare that a book will make you look at your own personality and inspire you to be a better person. A less judgmental person. A braver person. The Silent Wife did that for me – and in the most unexpected way … I gasped, laughed and cried.’ The Glass House Girls
‘I loved this book… I was riveted throughout. 5*’ Emma B books
‘The Silent Wife had me engrossed from page one. Five Stars!‘ Boon’s Bookcase
‘Another five star read from Kerry Fisher … I love Kerry Fisher’s books and this was no exception!’ Strongly Review
‘A wonderful, poignant, heart breaking, heart warming story of families and secrets, of hidden strength and unexpected friendship. Brilliant! Very highly recommended. Cannot wait for Kerry’s next!‘ Renita D’Silva
‘Another five star read from Kerry Fisher ‘ Judging Covers
‘I loved this! It was absolutely unputdownable and I didn’t want it to end‘ Jenny Ashcroft
‘ A gripping, emotional novel … a real page turner!’ La Biblio de Cara
This book was previously titled The Secrets of Second Wives
If you feel unfairly criticized, controlled by others, or are afraid of being lonely, you could be suffering from emotional abuse. Now there is help in this compassionate sourcebook. Bevery Engel, a marriage, family, and child therapist, guides you through a step-by-step recovery process to help you heal the damage done in the past.The Emotionally Abused Women: Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself
August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his nineteen-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go.
What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip—and the bonds that develop between them—would prove, driving each to create a new destiny together.
Lake Union Publishing
Do you struggle with always trying to please others? Does fear hold you back from truly living? Have you gotten comfortable in your mess and don’t know how to change?
You are not alone and you don’t have to continue living in dysfunction. We all have heard the saying “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is INSANITY.”
Yet, we all are guilty of this behavior. We will continue doing something hoping that it will work this time or that we will get lucky, but it never goes that way and you can’t live your life waiting on luck.
How many times do you need to be disappointed? How many times do you plan to miss out on an opportunity? How long are you going to sit back and watch others live the life you dream of?
Please say NOT ANOTHER DAY!
In this book the reader will learn how:
•The possibilities for their life are limitless
•They can start living a life that is authentic to who they really are
•To push pass the fear that has held them back and gain the confidence to move forward
You can create a life that you are proud of!
No matter what your past was like or what your current situation is, none of those things determine your future. Stuck at Start will show you that anything is possible not just for others but for you too!