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Never the Bride

By Rene Gutteridge,Cheryl McKay
  • ISBN Code: : 0307457907
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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“What girl can’t identify with Never the Bride? This is a fabulously funny novel with deep truths embedded in its pages.” –Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants “I admire writers who employ words to paint touchable pictures, likable characters, introducing us to instant friends who lead us to unexpected endings. That’s why I love Never The Bride.” –SQuire Rushnell, author of the When GOD Winks books Eleven Bridesmaid Dresses Don’t Lie Since she was just a little girl, Jessie Stone dreamed up hundreds of marriage proposals, doodled the romantic ideas in her journal with her treasured purple pen, and fantasized about wedding dresses and falling in love. She’s been a bridesmaid nearly a dozen times, waved numerous couples off to sunny honeymoons, and shopped in more department stores for half-price fondue pots than she cares to remember. But shopping for one key component of these countless proposals hasn't been quite as productive–a future husband. The man she thought she would marry cheated on her. The crush she has on her best friend Blake is at very best…well, crushing. And speed dating has only churned out memorable horror stories. So when God shows up one day, in the flesh, and becomes a walking, talking part of her life, Jessie is skeptical. What will it take to convince her that the Almighty has a better plan than one she’s already cooked up in her journals? Can she turn over her pen and trust someone else to craft a love story beyond her wildest dreams? Cheryl McKay is the screenwriter for the award-winning film The Ultimate Gift. She also wrote an episode of Gigi: God’s Little Princess, based on the book by Sheila Walsh, and Taylor’s Wall, a drama about high-school violence. She’s been writing since the tender age of five when she penned her first play. Cheryl is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Rene Gutteridge is a critically acclaimed comedy writer and novelist. She is the author of fifteen novels including the Boo series, My Life as a Doormat, the Occupational Hazards series, and the novelization of the motion picture The Ultimate Gift. She lives in Oklahoma with her family.

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  • Pdf File: anti-bride-etiquette-guide.pdf

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Following the best-selling Anti-Bride Guide and Bridesmaid's Guide down the aisle comes the essential, smart, and sassy etiquette guide for the not-so-traditional bride. This feisty and straightforward advice book fills a huge gap in the wedding etiquette market. A riot to read and packed with bold illustrations, it walks the bride through everything from invitations and seating arrangements to money matters and family feuds. Whether fielding classic conundrumswho pays for whator decidedly modern situationsthe maid of honor is a manAnti-Bride Etiquette Guide offers sensitive advice for skillfully navigating the rough spots. Inventive solutions for dodging outmoded traditions ensure that brides will keep everyone from grooms to grandmothers happy. For the bride who doesn't want to sacrifice the wedding of her dreams or her loved ones' feelings, Anti-Bride Etiquette Guide has the answers.

Collected Writings of Flora Belle Jan

By Fleur Yano
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469115964
  • Total of Pages : 395
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 263
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Web Text This is the first time the writings of Flora Belle Jan, the Chinese American flapper and writer, are assembled into a single volume. The book consists of some one hundred pieces of prose and poetry, available from microfilm of newspapers and magazines that ceased publication prior to 1950. A native of Fresno, California, Flora Belle Jan was born in 1906. She lived above Yet Far Low, a restaurant owned by her parents, at 1007 China Alley. Her world at home was Chinese. Her world at school, with teachers and classmates, was American. Many of her classmates were also children of immigrant parents. Her own parents, Jan Chong and Jan Yom, had separately emigrated from Southern China in the late 1800s. Her classmates parents included immigrants from Ireland, Italy, Russia, England, Mexico, and Armenia. In her early years, the country of origin of the parents did not hinder the formation of close friendships among girls with shared interests and activities. Flora Jan and her friends enjoyed writing poems and stories, and aspired to careers in literature and journalism. She received encouragement from Grace May North, editor of the Sunnyside Club column in The Fresno Herald. Jans earliest works appeared in this column. Her topics were typically American, involving for example, a selfish prince, a faithful dog, a poor newsgirl, and poems about patriotism. In only two stories, The Chinese Girls Valentine, and The Contest, did she introduce a Chinese connection. Another important person in Flora Jans life was Amy Purcell, Superintendent of the Baptist Chinese Mission in Fresno. She recognized Floras talents. With Miss Purcells help, the Chinese Students Club of Fresno published The Trailmaker. Flora Jan, the only female member of the Club, played a major role in the publication. Flora Jans parents did not support her desire to further her education. She worked at various jobs and at age 18, earned money for college by writing feature stories for The San Francisco Examiner. For several of these stories, Jan invented the female character Ming Toy. Among eight children in her family, Flora Jan was the only one to earn a college degree and to pursue a career in journalism. Although Flora Jan attended the University of California, Berkeley for only one semester in the autumn of 1925, she left a strong impression on those who knew her. Her reputation as a prolific young writer, as well as her beauty and flamboyant flapper life style was remembered forty years later. Your mother was the Belle of Berkeley, was the remark said to my sister, Fiore Wang, who attended the University of California, Berkeley and there from graduated. Flora Jan transferred to the University of Chicago, where she studied English literature and graduated with honors in 1927. The impetus for her transfer to Chicago was due to Professor Robert E. Park. He directed the Survey of Race Relations project, and believed that Jan would succeed in assimilation into main stream white society. An analysis of Parks project and Jans participation may be found in the treatise, Thinking Orientals, by Henry Yu Most of Jans writings during her years in Chicago appeared in The Chinese Students Monthly, a magazine founded in 1904 and published by the Chinese Students Alliance in the United States of America. In her fictional works, Romance on the Roof and Transplanted Flower Blossoms, Flora Jan created humorous and delicate inter-racial romances. She served in the capacity of a Contributing Editor at first, and later became an Associate Editor of the Monthly. She also sold stories to the Chicago Daily News and to the magazine Real Detective Tales. In 1932, Flora Jan and her husband, Charles Wang, left Chicago to go to China. Probably the most compelling reason for their move was financial. Although Charles had earned a Ph.D. degree in psychology at the University of Chicago, he could not obtain

Poems by Flora Belle Jan and Ludmelia Holstein

By Fleur Yano
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1441577157
  • Total of Pages : 84
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 589
  • Pdf File: poems.pdf

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The authors of this slender volume of poetry are Flora Belle Jan and Ludmelia Holstein, brought together by historical circumstances and by their passion for poetry. Jan, a Chinese American flapper and journalist, was born in Fresno, California. Holstein, born in Russia of German speaking parents, grew up in Fresno from the age of eight. These collected poems express the exuberance and intensity of their youth. Jans life was short. Their friendship lived on in their poetry.

On a Ring and a Prayer

By Sandra D. Bricker
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1682999017
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 311
  • Pdf File: on-a-ring-and-a-prayer.pdf

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Twelve years of marriage, 4,000 square feet of dream house, and a handsome husband. Jessie Stanton has it all . . . until one fateful afternoon when she notices her BMW bouncing by the window behind a tow truck. Her husband has gone, and he's taken it all. The whirling tornado that cuts down the life she's built drops Jessie onto the sandy beach of Malibu with a thud, penniless and alone. When all she's left with are the designer labels in her closet and the dreamy Neil Lane rock on her finger, Jessie tries to make ends meet by pawning her prized ring to fund a new business venture: a small shop where her designer duds and shimmering accessories are temporarily leased out to Southern California women with champagne tastes but root beer realities. As Jessie tries to rebuild, she realizes she can't move on, not without answers. Reluctantly, Jessie turns to beach bum/private investigator Danny Callahan for help. But is she staking her future success and happiness . . . on a ring and a prayer?

The Rapture

By John Musser
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1973624486
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: the-rapture.pdf

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One day while I was attending Brookside Baptist Church in Myrtle Springs, Texas, the pastor announced that starting the following Wednesday night service, he would begin an in-depth study on the rapture. The study would be titled 16 Reasons for a Pretribulation Rapture. That statement really piqued my curiosity. Having had studied the subject for an extended period of time over the years, I was amazed that someone could come up with that many reasons, so I joined the study the following Wednesday. After having received the handouts that evening, I began to take a critical look. I began to point out the errors in much of the reasoning behind the conclusions of that pastor. When the pages became numerous, I decided it was sufficient to be turned into a book. I felt this study should be examined by every believer. Many talk about salvation issues in Christianity. Many say the rapture is not one of them. That attitude alarms me. While ones belief on the rapture will not affect his salvation in itself, it will, without a doubt, become a stumbling block to being prepared to not receive the mark of the beast. Of that mark, the Bible says the one who receives that mark will have his fate sealed with the judgment of eternal damnation. If one is confident in a pretribulation rapture, he will be susceptible to dismissing the actual mark of the beast since he is convinced he will be taken out before that implementation. And for this cause, this book must be read!

2000 Weddings but no funerals!

By Les Stubbs& Benjamin J. West
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1467007307
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 127
  • Pdf File: 2000-weddings-but-no-funerals.pdf

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The anecdotes portrayed in this publication are the outcome of many years of dedicated service to the photographic industry, in particular the wedding sector. Some stories will tease the mind but they are all of a very true nature, some going back many years going back only a few. The names have been changed to protect the Guilty. The stories have not. This book is a vivid recollection of the strange and often bizzare things that have happened over the years, some believable and some very hard to swallow but nonetheless true. A few fascinating facts have been thrown in along the way to interest and amuse you. 'Quotes by the famous' 'Bet you didn't know' and 'Snapshots' including 'Funnybits' and 'Trivia'. Also information about matrimony that you probably didn't know featuring various traditions and cultures from around the world. Now sit back and enjoy the experience that has taken over forty years to achieve.

Twenty-First-Century Gothic

By Maisha Wester
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474440940
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 582
  • Pdf File: twenty-first-century-gothic.pdf

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"This resource in contemporary Gothic literature, film, and television takes a thematic approach, providing insights into the many forms the Gothic has taken in the twenty-first century"--

Diane Warner's Complete Book of Wedding Toasts, Revised Edition

By Diane Warner
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  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Book Code : 1601639856
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: diane-warner-s-complete-book-of-wedding-toasts-revised-edition.pdf

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—The Best Man Brings Down the House with A Hilarious Story —The Bridegroom Recites A Touching Poem —The Father of the Groom Gives an Eloquent and Emotional Toast This can happen at your wedding! Diane Warner’s Complete Book of Wedding Toasts ensures that the perfect speech enhances your reception. The author’s guidance and foolproof tactics make any person seem like a seasoned speaker. Your wedding toasts will be beautifully and eloquently presented, no matter what the orator’s experience. Diane Warner gives hundreds of sample toasts that can be used by anyone who is responsible for delivering heartwarming words at a wedding. The examples provided can be altered to incorporate personal anecdotes relating to the couple. The book also gives step-by-step advice on creating toasts from the heart and tips from augmenting the toast with body language, humor, and inflection of voice and other ways to make a lasting impression. This truly one-of-a-kind wedding book guarantees that you, the bride and groom, will be delighted by the toasts given at your own wedding. Look for a new edition in Fall 2005.

You Deserve a Drink

By Mamrie Hart
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698176022
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 451
  • Pdf File: you-deserve-a-drink.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times bestselling, riotously funny collection of boozy misadventures from the creator of the YouTube series, “You Deserve a Drink.” Mamrie Hart is a drinking star with a Youtube problem. With over a million subscribers to her cult-hit video series “You Deserve a Drink,” Hart has been entertaining viewers with a combination of tasty libations and raunchy puns since 2011. Hart also co-wrote/co-starred in Dirty Thirty and Camp Takota with Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. Finally, Hart has compiled her best drinking stories—and worst hangovers—into one hilarious volume. From the spring break where she and her girlfriends avoided tan lines by staying at an all-male gay nudist resort, to the bachelorette party where she accidentally hired a sixty-year-old meth head to teach the group pole dancing (not to mention the time she lit herself on fire during a Flaming Lips concert), Hart accompanies each story with an original cocktail recipe, ensuring that You Deserve a Drink is as educational as it is entertaining. With cameos from familiar friends from the YouTube scene and a foreword by Grace Helbig, this glimpse into Hart’s life brings warmth and humor to the woman fans know and love. And for readers who haven’t met Mamrie yet—take a warm-up shot and break out the cocktail shaker: you’re going to need a drink. “Hart is a pull-no-punches comedian with a talent for self-deprecation in the guise of self-aggrandizement, a winning formula.”—The New York Times

Gendered Words

By Fei-wen Liu
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190210419
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: gendered-words.pdf

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Built on twenty years of fieldwork in rural Jiangyong of Hunan Province in south China, this book explores the world's only gender-defined and now disappearing "women's script" known as nüshu. What drove peasant women to create a script of their own and write, and how do those writings throw new light on how gender is addressed in epistemology and historiography and how the unprivileged social class uses marginalized forms of expression to negotiate with the dominant social structure. Further, how have the politics of salvaging this disappearing centuries-old cultural heritage molded a new poetics in contemporary society? This book explores nüshu in conjunction with the local women's singing tradition (nüge), tied into the life narratives of four women born in the 1910s, 1930s, and 1960s respectively, each representative in her own way: a nüge singer (majority of Jiangyong women), a child bride (enjoying not much nüshu/nüge), the last living traditionally-trained nüshu writer, and a new-generation nüshu transmitter. Altogether, their stories unfold peasant women's lifeworlds and forefronts various aspects of China's changing social milieu over the past century. They show how nüshu/nüge-registering women's sense and sensibilities and providing agency to subjects who have been silenced by history-constitute a reflexive social field whereby women share life stories to expand the horizon of their personal worldviews and probe beneath the surface of their existence for new inspiration in their process of becoming. With the concept of "expressive depths," this book opens a new vista on how women express themselves through multiple forms that simultaneously echo and critique the mainstream social system and urges a rethinking of how forms of expression define and confine the voice carried. Examining the multiple efforts undertaken by scholars, local officials, and cultural entrepreneurs to revive nüshu which have ironically threatened to disfigure its true face, this book poses a question of whither nüshu? Should it be transformed, or has it reached a perfect end point from which to fade into history?