Point of Retreat Book

Point of Retreat


  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476715933

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Point of Retreat Excerpt :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects and It Ends With Us. Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together. As Layken and Will’s emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache. How far does Will have to go to prove to Layken his love for her will last forever? It will require something truly extraordinary to keep this couple together, and the decisions they make and the answers they find will change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.

Point of Retreat Book
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

Point of Retreat


  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476715926

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Point of Retreat Excerpt :

Layken and Will's relationship has endured through hardships, heartache, and a cruel twist of fate, further solidifying the fact that they belong together. But the two lovers could not have expected that the things that brought them together may ultimately be the things that tear them apart. Their connection is on the brink of being destroyed forever and it will take an extraordinary amount of willpower to keep their love afloat.

Slammed Book
Score: 4
From 61 Ratings

Slammed


  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476715919

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Slammed Excerpt :

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them. Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she's losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her. Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together and the forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.

This Girl Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

This Girl


  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476746548

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This Girl Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover’s bestselling Slammed series comes to its gripping conclusion. There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s. Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances, and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas, and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met. In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.

Too Late Book

Too Late


  • Author : C. Hoover
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-11-19
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 1540324168

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Too Late Excerpt :

Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does, every single day. After finding herself stuck in a relationship with the dangerous and morally corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to get by until she's able to find a way out. Nothing will get in her way. Nothing except Carter. Sloan is the best thing to ever happen to Asa. And if you ask Asa, he'd say he's the best thing to ever happen to Sloan. Despite Sloan's disapproval of Asa's sinister lifestyle, he does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead in his business. He also does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead of Sloan. Nothing will get in his way. Nothing except Carter. Recommended for readers 18+ due to scenes of graphic violence, including rape, murder and other sensitive issues.

Losing Hope Book
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

Losing Hope


  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476746555

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Losing Hope Excerpt :

"In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared and no memory forgotten, but Holder's past remains a mystery. He is haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and he has spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped that he would finally gain closure and be able to rid himself of his guilt the moment they were reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the exact opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him. Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward we must first dig deep into our past and make amends with it. In Losing Hope, readers will learn what was going on inside Holder's head during all those moments that left him feeling hopeless and see whether he can perhaps gain the peace he desperately needs"--

What I Didn t Say Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

What I Didn t Say


  • Author : Keary Taylor
  • Publisher : Keary Taylor Book, INC
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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What I Didn t Say Excerpt :

Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat. His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again. When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.

Saving Evangeline Book

Saving Evangeline


  • Author : Nancee Cain
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623422035

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Saving Evangeline Excerpt :

"A witty, sexy, and refreshing addition to its genre, 'Saving Evangeline' shines a fantastical light on some very real struggles."---Madeline Sheehan, USA Today bestselling author Evangeline is the town pariah. Everyone knows she’s crazy and responsible for the death of her last boyfriend. Even her mother left her and moved cross-country. Lonely and desperate, Evie decides to end her life. Rogue angel Remiel longs to return to earth. There’s just one problem. He tends to invite trouble and hasn’t been back since Woodstock. The Boss sends him to save Evangeline, but there’s a catch. He can’t reveal his angelic nature and must complete the task as Father Remiel Blackson. Forced together on a cross-country trip, a forbidden romance ignites and love unfolds. A host of heavenly messengers try to intervene, but Remiel and Evangeline are headed on a collision course to disaster. Will his love save her, or will they both be lost forever?

A Matter of Heart Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

A Matter of Heart


  • Author : Amy Fellner Dominy
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385389938

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A Matter of Heart Excerpt :

"A novel that will make your heart pound--anxiously, joyfully, triumphantly."--New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Myracle. Readers will happily sink into this emotionally grounded, contemporary young adult novel about the sudden end of one girl’s Olympic swimming dreams and the struggles she endures before realizing there are many things that define who we are. Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition. Now Abby is forced to discover who she is without the one thing that’s defined her entire life. Praise for A Matter of Heart: "This engaging and fast-paced read expertly paints the world of high-school sports and the single-minded focus and commitment that some high-school athletes can have."--Booklist Dominy's excellent use of dialogue firmly grounds the novel in contemporary times. The setting thrives on details, showcasing excellent research. . . . This is recommended for Chris Lynch fans, swimming fans, and anyone interested in warning teens about the dangers of HCM.--VOYA "This is a solid look at an elite athlete who gets benched . . . An enjoyable read even for couch potatoes."--Kirkus "More than a sports novel, this book delves deep into issues of identity—how we identify ourselves separately from what we do well—and the importance of support systems while making life-altering decisions. Give this to fans of Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s “Dairy Queen” series"--School Library Journal

Wintering Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Wintering


  • Author : Katherine May
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593189504

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Wintering Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT “Katherine May opens up exactly what I and so many need to hear but haven't known how to name.” —Krista Tippett, On Being “Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself. . . . This is truly a beautiful book.” —Elizabeth Gilbert "Proves that there is grace in letting go, stepping back and giving yourself time to repair in the dark...May is a clear-eyed observer and her language is steady, honest and accurate—capturing the sense, the beauty and the latent power of our resting landscapes." —Wall Street Journal An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing arctic seas. Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season.

Ugly Love Book
Score: 4.5
From 34 Ratings

Ugly Love


  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476753195

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Ugly Love Excerpt :

From Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us, a heart-wrenching love story that proves attraction at first sight can be messy. When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.

Finding Perfect Book

Finding Perfect


  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1712965387

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Finding Perfect Excerpt :

Novella that brings back characters from "Finding Cinderella" and "All your perfects"

Thirty Days Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Thirty Days


  • Author : Paul Mariani
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-01-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440651069

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Thirty Days Excerpt :

From the day Paul Mariani arrives at Eastern Point Retreat House to take part in the five-hundred-year-old Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, he realizes that his expectations and assumptions about who he is, what he knows, and what he believes are about to change radically. In this profound memoir Mariani blends a brief life of St. Ignatius and meditations on the life of Jesus with the day-to-day unfolding of thirty days of silence at the retreat house. His journey of introspection, self-revelation, and spiritual renewal leads him to a new understanding of his relationship with God and of what it truly means to put others before oneself.

From the Curb to a Castle Book

From the Curb to a Castle


  • Author : Robert Wessely
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490863849

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From the Curb to a Castle Excerpt :

My name is Robert Wessely, and this is a true story about a relentless journey of one man’s will to survive on the streets as a homeless man. That man was me. My childhood was the typical American story. I was raised by loving parents and my father was a respected police officer. I wasn’t raised to be homeless, nor was I ever taught about the struggles that would come along with living on the streets. How did I get here? When was my next meal or warm shower going to come? Where will I sleep? Everything I had was gone, and the fears associated with my new way of life made it appear like there was no way out. Then it happened, and a way out did come along, but it didn’t take long to end up right back where I left off. Unfortunately, I found myself homeless with the love of my life and our children this time. The addictions we had were too controlling to recognize the grasp it had on our lives. Every day that we were on the streets could’ve been the last day we were spending with our children. It wasn’t until a man named Chuck, stepped into our lives on Christmas Eve, to show our family the true glory behind the grace of God. Hold on tight for this journey, and see how we went, “From the Curb to a Castle.”

America in Retreat Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

America in Retreat


  • Author : Bret Stephens
  • Publisher : Sentinel
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595231215

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America in Retreat Excerpt :

"Americans are weary of acting as the world's policeman, especially in the face of our unending economic troubles at home. President Obama stands for cutting defense budgets, leaving Afghanistan, abandoning Iraq, appeasing Russia, and offering premature declarations of victory over al Qaeda. Meanwhile, some Republicans now also argue for a far smaller and less expensive American footprint abroad. Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens rejects this view. As he sees it, retreating from our global responsibilities will ultimately exact a devastating price to our security and prosperity. In the 1930s, it was the weakness and vacillation of the democracies that led to war and genocide. Today the regimes in Tehran, Damascus, Beijing, and Moscow continue to test America's will. Americans have often been tempted to turn our backs on a world that fails to live up to our idealism and doesn't easily bend. But succumbing to that temptation always leads to tragedy. The mantle of global leadership is a responsibility we must shoulder for the sake of our freedom, our prosperity, and our safety"--