A Family Affair

A Family Affair Author Fern Michaels
ISBN-10 9781420130188
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Zebra
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In a city built on dreams, Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like one. But out of her dancer’s costume, she’s as down-to-earth as they come. That’s why she ignores the admiring note that arrives backstage after one of her ethereal performances. Yet the sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn’t easily dissuaded. An American education has made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride—and the woman he wants is Trisha. After a breathtaking visit to Malik’s kingdom culminates in a marriage proposal, Trish attempts to adjust to an opulent new lifestyle. In the midst of these dizzying changes, she vows to help her sister, Emma, whose marriage has ended in a bitter breakup. And through it all, she strives to stay true to what matters most—love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years—and embrace the everlasting dance of life. “Fern Michaels never fails to deliver a heartfelt and wrenching story . . . A wonderful and powerful read.” —Fresh Fiction on A Family Affair “Michaels’ latest is sure to capture the hearts of its readers, even while tickling their funny bones.” —Booklist on The Blossom Sisters “Michaels just keeps getting better and better with each book . . . She never disappoints.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Forget Me Not

A Family Affair

A Family Affair Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley
ISBN-10 9781451639711
Year 2013-07-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the national Essence bestselling author comes an engaging tale about a family secret that sends one young woman scrambling to uncover the truth about her past. Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction “tackles some of life’s toughest situations” (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother’s past that turn her daughter’s life upside down—by revealing the family she never knew existed. Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia’s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well—and he’s the powerful CEO of one of the country’s richest corporations. With her best friend urging her to claim a much-deserved chunk of Bernard Wells’s fortune, Olivia seeks out his Los Angeles mansion. But it’s not money she wants—it’s answers: Why did he abandon Lorraine when Olivia was three years old? Why did they suffer in poverty while he gave his “real” wife and son a life of luxury? Opening up the past, however, is more complicated than Olivia—or Bernard—expected, and the pain of yesterday’s sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin.

Adoption Is a Family Affair

Adoption Is a Family Affair Author Patricia Irwin Johnston
ISBN-10 0857006193
Year 2012-04-15
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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A child is coming – whether you approve or not it's time to get with the program! If someone you care about – a family member, co-worker, or close friend – has recently announced that their family will be growing through adoption, you may have questions. After all, unless you have personally experienced adoption, you may know very little about how adoption works and what it means. Are you worried that your loved one may face disappointment? Do you find yourself wondering exactly what your role is going to be in the child's life? Does the term "open adoption" confuse and concern you? Just what are the privacy boundaries for families built by adoption: what is it okay to ask about? Adoption Is a Family Affair! will answer all of these questions and more, offering you information about who can adopt, why people consider adopting, how kids understand adoption as they grow up, and more. This short book is crammed full of the 'need to know' information for friends and families that will help to encourage informed, happy and healthy family relationships.

Family Affair

Family Affair Author Sam Giancana
ISBN-10 9781101185575
Year 2010-03-02
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The true story of the vicious Chicago underworld from a New York Times bestselling author. With a contract out on his life, Nicholas "Nicky Breeze" Calabrese turned government witness and revealed the truth about the murders of a notorious Mob enforcer and his brother-culminating in a criminal case that would challenge the Mob from the street to the highest seats of power.

A Family Affair

A Family Affair Author Mary Campisi
ISBN-10 9781938786044
Year 2012-06-21
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher Mary Campisi Books, LLC
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When Christine Blacksworth’s larger-than-life father is killed on an icy road in Magdalena, New York, a hundred miles from the “getaway” cabin he visited every month, she discovers a secret that threatens everything she’s always held to be true. Her father has another family that includes a mistress and a daughter. Determined to uncover the truth behind her father’s secret life, Christine heads to Magdalena, prepared to hate the people who have caused her to question everything she thought she knew about her father. But what she finds is a woman who understands her, a half sister who cherishes her, and a man who could love her if she’ll let him. The longer she’s around them, the more she questions which family is the real one. Truth In Lies Series: Book One: A Family Affair Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas, a novella Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift Book Eleven: A Family Affair: The Weddings, a novella Book Twelve: A Family Affair: The Cabin, a novella Book Thirteen: A Family Affair: The Return Book Fourteen: A Family Affair: to be determined Bonus: An Excerpt from A Family Affair Spring, Book Two at the end of this book. Attention Book Clubs! Click here for a Book Club Discussion Guide for A Family Affair. This story is filled with moral ambiguity, difficult choices, and second chances—all great topics for conversation and contemplation.

Edisto Island

Edisto Island Author Amy S. Connor
ISBN-10 0738517674
Year 2004-11-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Great fortunes were once made on tiny Edisto Island, as nineteenth-century planters and their families farmed indigo and cotton. Although the ancient, oak-shaded path to Edisto is now a highway, the trees overhead remain draped with lush Spanish moss, luring travelers to another era. Proud of their preservation of the island, residents here strive to maintain a lifestyle that is close to nature and removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. This remarkable new photographic history features over 200 vintage images, many never before seen by the public. With photographs of the founding planters and their families, homes, landscapes and beach views, and intimate views of everyday life on Edisto plantations, this book gives us a glimpse of what the "island experience" was like through the years.

Fat Is a Family Affair

Fat Is a Family Affair Author Judi Hollis
ISBN-10 9781592859603
Year 2012-06-07
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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This instructive and engaging guide provides the latest thinking, compassionate counsel, and step-by-step assistance to individuals who suffer from compulsive eating behaviors. With more than half a million copies sold, Fat is a Family Affair is recognized as the benchmark text on family dynamics and eating disorders. Newly updated with current research, perspectives, and stories, this instructive and engaging guide provides the latest thinking, compassionate counsel, and step-by-step assistance to individuals who suffer from compulsive eating behaviors--specifically overeating and undereating. Judi Hollis is eminently qualified to offer guidance on this topic, having counseled families for more than 30 years and pioneered the nation's first Twelve-Step eating disorders treatment program. Key features and benefitsover 500,000 copies of the first edition have been soldfeatures personal stories that validate readers' experiencesideal for overeaters, undereaters, and binge eaters as well as their loved onesAbout the author Judi Hollis, Ph.D.., is a licensed marriage and family counselor with special training in addiction and sexuality. She maintains a private practice in New York City and teaches on a number of faculties. Dr. Hollis, who is in recovery from an eating disorder, has been counseling addicted families since 1967 when she helped to establish New York City's Phoenix House programs. In 1975, Dr. Hollis founded the HOPE (Helping Overeaters through People and Education) Institute, the nation's first addiction-model eating disorders hospital unit.

Self Esteem A Family Affair

Self Esteem A Family Affair Author Jean Illsley Clarke
ISBN-10 9781616491406
Year 2011-11-03
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Serving as a source of parental support, this book provides a range of imaginative and effective suggestions for dealing with each family member in ways that nourish self-esteem for all involved. Strong self-esteem is a critical ingredient for human happiness--and its development begins at home in the nurturing interactions between children and adults. Clarke's unique approach to building self-esteem begins with her belief that this is indeed a "family affair." Rather than offering collection of dictatorial "should," Self-Esteem: A Family Affair instead serves as a source of parental support, providing a broad range of imaginative and effective suggestions for dealing with individual family members in ways that nourish self-esteem for all involved.Throughout her book, Clarke encourages parents to claim their strengths and to trust their judgment as they make decisions about appropriate child care. Recognizing, too, that kids' needs are best met by adults whose own needs have not been neglected, Clarke offers a range of creative and workable options for parents to build the self-esteem of children while also caring for their emotional needs.Jean Illsley Clarke, author of Hazelden's Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children, is a writer and an internationally recognized parent educator who specializes in the areas of parenting, self-esteem, family dynamics, and adult children of alcoholics. She currently directs the Self-Esteem Center, which she founded in 1975, and lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.

A Family Affair

A Family Affair Author Shirley Hailstock
ISBN-10 0786252529
Year 2003-05-01
Pages 389
Language en
Publisher
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When a misunderstanding threatens to destroy her relationship with Dr. Wesley Cooper, Brenda Reid must rely on faith, forgiveness, and her family to help her find a way back into his loving arms.

Family Affair

Family Affair Author Debbie Macomber
ISBN-10 0062036378
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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“Debbie Macomber writes characters that are as warm and funny as your best friends.” —Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author #1 New York Times bestseller Debbie Macomber invites readers to an unforgettable Family Affair—a glorious celebration of heart, love, and laughter, and a delightful flourish of the Macomber magic that has made her one of the most popular authors in contemporary romance fiction. A gorgeous new edition of this poignant love story by the much beloved author of Mrs. Miracle—available for the first time in over a decade—Family Affair is alive with the charm, wit, and deep, heartwarming emotion that have become Debbie Macomber hallmarks.

A Family Affair

A Family Affair Author Mary Jane Staples
ISBN-10 9781446488171
Year 2011-10-31
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Random House
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1926 was the year of the General Strike, but Adams Enterprises, under the wily management of Sammy Adams, youngest entrepreneur in Walworth and Lambeth, was doing very well. All the Adams brothers worked in the business, and so did two of the wives, Emily and Susie. There was just one dark cloud on the horizon - the impending trial of Gerald Ponsonby. Boots had been the one responsible for catching the murderer, and Ponsonby hated Boots and, indeed, the entire Adams family. He was determined to get his revenge and make them suffer. When a dapper, quiet, but rather odd lodger turned up at Doreen Paterson's house, nobody thought anything was amiss. It never occurred to Doreen - who worked for Boots in Adams Enterprises and thought him just wonderful - that the strange lodger might be plotting the downfall of the irrepressible, outrageous, and larger-than-life Adams clan.

Family Affair

Family Affair Author Caprice Crane
ISBN-10 9780553906943
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Caprice Crane's With a Little Luck. When Layla Brennan married her high school sweetheart, Brett Foster, she finally got the big, loving family she’d always wanted: his. Now she’s closer to Brett’s parents than he is, partners with his sister in a successful pet-photography business, and confidant to his younger brother. She couldn’t be more of a Foster if she’d been born one. There’s just one problem: Brett wants a divorce. Stunned and heartbroken, Layla turns to the Fosters for comfort, only to realize that losing Brett means losing them as well. What else can she do but sue him for the most valuable thing he’s got– namely, his family. Breaking up may be hard to do, but for Layla and Brett it’s even harder to undo. Fresh, funny, poignant, and brimming with insight into what makes modern families tick–and what can blow them apart–Family Affair proves that in love and war, everything’s relative.

A Family Affair

A Family Affair Author Marcus Major
ISBN-10 9781101210215
Year 2005-01-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Meet the Moores. Mom, dad, in-laws, all of them loving, fighting, staying together, and falling apart. As generations collide, as personal and professional lives intersect and combust, a stunning secret comes to light-and cuts deep into the heart of what really makes and breaks a family.

A Family Affair

A Family Affair Author Sandra MacLean Clunies
ISBN-10 9781418573461
Year 2003-06-25
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Whether planning a small annual get-together or a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of hundreds, A Family Affair is a step-by-step guide to the planning, promotion, execution and documentation of the best family reunion ever. Filled with hundreds of practical and specific instructions, A Family Affair carefully guides the reader through: The steps to set up a family reunion (establishing a purpose and budget, contacting relatives, planning the place and time). Making people aware of it (by snail mail, e-mail, and phone; dealing with grumpy uncles). Running the reunion (kids, food, events, and pictures). Following up with memories that participants will treasure (pictures, stories, and more). The book is arranged in logical step-by-step sequence. There are checklists and forms to simplify the paperwork, websites and other references for further information on topics of special interest, and tips from others who have held successful reunions.