A new and updated edition of the all-time bestselling book on marriage enhancement and divorce prevention. Since it was first published in 1994, Fighting for Your Marriage has been the bestselling book in its field. As in the original edition, the book offers invaluable advice on achieving better communication and problem-solving skills, using structured techniques to resolve conflicts, sharing a core belief system, understanding commitment and forgiveness, restoring intimacy, increasing fun, and improving your sex life. The authors show that conflict in intimate relationships is as normal and essential as love, but it´s how you fight and resolve conflicts that determines the difference between a sustained healthy marriage or a painful divorce. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. M. Herbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pent/000068/bk_pent_000068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mix six teenaged girls and one ´60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two... and you´ve got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson´s chick lit series for young adults! When her mom died, DJ had to move in with her grandmother, internationally famous ´60s fashion model Katherine Carter. Now Mrs. Carter´s opened a boarding home for young ladies, and DJ - who would rather wear her basketball team uniform than haute couture - is sure they´ll all be unbearable fashion snobs. One by one, the girls arrive and begin to figure out how to fit into this new family, getting to know each other. Sure, there´s an aspiring diva or two, but before long, the Carter House girls are dating, fighting, laughing, shopping, sharing clothes, purses, shoe... and their deepest secrets. DJ may not turn into the perfect little lady her grandmother has in mind, but one thing´s for certain - with all these new ´sisters´, her life will never be the same! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000869/bk_zond_000869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, 16-year-old Hattie´s been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle´s homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought, and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends, especially Charlie, fighting in France, through letters and articles for her hometown paper. Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a ´´Loyal´´ American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie´s determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000580/bk_lili_000580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the 2015 Florida Book Festival Grand Prize, the New England Book Festival Award, and the Mom´s Choice gold. FreeK Week is number three in the FreeKs series featuring psychic teen detectives. Spring break in Florida is a blast - for the FreeKs it´s a killer Five of the psychic teens are going to Florida over spring break. They can stay with fellow FreeK Caroline and their mentors Bando, Rose, and Twait. But somebody wants them to stay home and will use fire, rattlesnakes, and more to keep them away. As they prepare to leave New England, Charlie has one of his dreams - a murder and a kidnapping - only it´s happening in real time in the Sunshine State. The dead man is a former circus midget who worked with Twait, Bando, and Rose in their sideshow days. And that´s just the first murder. The trail will take the FreeKs from Cassadaga (psychic medium capital of the world) to Gibsonton (Freaktown USA, America´s Weirdest Town) - with side trips to The Villages (Florida´s Friendliest Hometown, unless somebody´s out to kill you) and Ocala (Horse Capital of the World) - and finally to the capital, Tallahassee. What the teens will remember about FreeK Week won´t be their visit to Daytona Beach or the airboat ride in the gator swamps - it´ll be sharing their gifts, working together, and fighting to survive. The series has now won 24 international awards, including four Mom´s Choice golds, the Moonbeam Award (silver), and a host of Book Festival awards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Epp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037321/bk_acx0_037321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Emily Gray Tedrowe has written an extraordinary novel about ordinary people, a graceful and gritty portrayal of what it’s like for the women whose husbands and sons are deployed in Iraq. Blue Stars brings to life the realities of the modern-day home front: how to get through the daily challenges of motherhood and holding down a job while bearing the stress and uncertainty of war, when everything can change in an instant. It tells the story of Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor who is drawn into the war when her legal ward, Michael, enlists as a marine; and of Lacey, a proud army wife who struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey´s lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier. They form an alliance and an unlikely friendship while helping each other survive the dislocated world of the army hospital. Whether that means fighting for proper care for their men, sharing a six-pack, or coping with irrevocable loss, Ellen and Lacey pool their strengths to make it through. In the end,both women are changed not only by the war and its fallout but by each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001916/bk_aren_001916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Must we be shackled to an outmoded paradigm of marriage? Best selling author and workshop leader Sue Patton Thoele thinks it´s time for a change. In this warm and witty book, she offers hard-won wisdom to both sexes on how to respect your differences while intimately sharing your hearts with one another. Heart Centered Marriage offers practical step-by-step suggestions for creating the rich, complementary unions you crave by enhancing loving communication (even when fighting!), creating trust, harmonizing gender and other differences, and enriching your sexual relationship with both sizzle and sacred sensitivity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sue Patton Thoele. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/newl/000008/bk_newl_000008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a bright day at the Epsom Derby, 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison was hit by the king’s horse in one of the defining moments of the fight for women’s suffrage - what became known as feminism’s first wave. The second wave arose in the late-1960s, activists campaigning tirelessly for women’s liberation, organising around a wildly ambitious slate of issues - a struggle their daughters continued in the third wave that blossomed in the early 1990s. Now, 100 years on from the campaign for the vote, 50 years since the very first murmurs of the second wave movement, a new tide of feminist voices is rising. Scattered across the world, campaigning online as well as marching in the streets, women are making themselves heard in irresistible fashion. They’re demonstrating against media sexism, domestic violence, and sexual assault, fighting for equal pay, affordable childcare, and abortion rights. Thousands are sharing their experiences through the Everyday Sexism project, marching in Slutwalk protests, joining demonstrations in the wake of the Delhi gang rape, challenging misogynist behaviour and language, online crusaders and ordinary people organising for the freedom of women everywhere. Kira Cochrane’s All the Rebel Women is an irrepressible exploration of today’s feminist landscape, asking how far we have come over the past century - and how far there still is to go. Whether engaging with leading feminists, describing the fight against rape culture or bringing immediate, powerful life to vital theories such as intersectionality, All the Rebel Women binds everything together into one unstoppable idea. This is modern feminism. This is the fourth wave. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Parker-Naples. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019365/bk_adbl_019365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a place where everyone is keeping secrets all the time, how do you know who you can trust? A brilliant novel of lies and intrigue at Bletchley Park by the author of the best-selling debut The Hourglass Factory. Perfect for all fans of The Imitation Game. On a delayed train, deep in the English countryside, two strangers meet. It is 1942, and they are both men of fighting age, though neither is in uniform. As strangers do in these days of war, they pass the time by sharing their stories. But walls have ears, and careless talk costs lives.... At Bletchley Park, Honey Deschamps spends her days at a Typex machine in Hut 6, transcribing decrypted signals from the German army. One winter´s night, as she walks home in the blackout, she meets a stranger in the shadows. He tells her his name is Felix, and he has a package for her. The parcel, containing a small piece of amber, postmarked from Russia and branded with two censor´s stamps, is just the first of several. Someone is trying to get a message to her, but who? As a dangerous web weaves ever tighter around her, can Honey uncover who is sending these mysterious packages and why before it´s too late? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007549/bk_sans_007549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A heartwarming memoir of a family that refused to give up When 22-year-old Susan Stachler was diagnosed with cancer, her mother, Laura, was struck by déjà vu. The same illness that took her sister´s life was threatening to take her daughter´s too. Heartbroken but steadfast, Laura pledged to help Susan through the worst of her treatments. When they discovered that Laura´s homemade ginger cookies soothed the side effects of Susan´s chemotherapy, the mother - daughter duo soon found themselves opening the business ´´Susansnaps´´ and sharing their gourmet gingersnaps with the world. Told with admirable grace and infinite hope, The Cookie Cure is about more than baked goods and cancer - it´s about fighting for your life and for your dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Metzger, Amy Tallmadge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011352/bk_blak_011352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you tell your child that you won´t be there when they grow up? Unwell is the raw, honest story of a mother who writes to her unborn child, sharing her decision of choosing not to be a mother. She doesn´t choose abortion. Nor does she consider adoption. Instead, she decides to give her child a fighting chance in life, without the angst and drama that´s shaped her own bittersweet life. With a poignant lack of emotion, the young mother shares her life story. As the child of Asian parents who moved to America early in her life, the mother shares how her life disintegrated after her parents´ divorce. From upper middle class suburban to sharing her mean aunt´s house to a one bedroom apartment in a shabby neighborhood, this mother endures the indignity that comes with the change of status. From her father´s absence to her mother becoming a married man´s mistress, her story reads like a tragic Victorian novel set in the 21st century, but that´s where the similarity ends-she is definitely not a shy country miss and she certainly did not take the easy way out. This amazing story chronicles the life of a woman who fought for everything she got, faced her demons, and made the hard choices. Her fortitude and candor are disarming, her avant-garde views strangely endearing. Through this glimpse into the life of a woman of integrity, sacrifice and love, you´ll feel her pain, live her failures, and cheer for the meager joys that come her way. But the one thing you´ll never do - is forget her. Or her story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lori J. Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022284/bk_acx0_022284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.