Big Girl Book
Score: 3
From 25 Ratings

Big Girl


  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780440339526

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Big Girl Excerpt :

In this heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family. A chubby little girl with ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father’s belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City. Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her younger sister, Grace. Though they couldn’t be more different in looks, they love each other unconditionally. So when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister’s future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, a deeply upsetting betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point. Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.

Big Girl Book
Score: 2.5
From 20 Ratings

Big Girl


  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-03-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409092858

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Big Girl Excerpt :

'Watch out, world. Here I come!' For Victoria Dawson, growing up isn't a happy experience. Born to picture-perfect parents, she never feels pretty enough. But when her parents have a second child, Victoria is thrilled - she can't help but adore her new baby sister Gracie. And her parents finally have the perfect daughter they always wanted. Meanwhile Victoria still never seems to get it quite right - she battles with her weight, she's told she'll never find a man if she's too clever, and the one career she feels passionate about her parents don't approve of. And so Victoria decides to move to New York to fulfil her dreams and escape her family. Though her new life is exciting, the old temptations remain, and she continues to wage war with the scales. Can Victoria find a life far from the hurt and neglect of her childhood, embrace the courage to find freedom, and become who she really is at last? An inspiring and uplifting novel from the incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel

Big Girl Book
Score: 3
From 22 Ratings

Big Girl


  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : Random House LLC
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385343183

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After her sister gets engaged to a carbon copy of her narcissistic father, plus-size woman Victoria Dawson, who has fled L.A. for less-body-conscious New York City, must learn to love herself for who she is if she is ever going to get on with her life. 520,000 first printing.

The Maid Book
Score: 4
From 63 Ratings

The Maid


  • Author : Nita Prose
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735241343

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INSTANT #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • CITYLINE BOOK CLUB PICK • “A twist-and-turn whodunit, set in a five-star hotel, from the perspective of the maid who finds the body. Think Clue. Think page-turner.”—Glamour NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Glamour, W magazine, PopSugar, The Rumpus, Book Riot, CrimeReads, She Reads, Daily Hive, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Stylist, Canadian Living “An endearing debut. . . . The reader comes to understand Molly’s worldview, and to sympathize with her longing to be accepted—a quest that gives The Maid real emotional heft.” —The New York Times “The Maid is a masterful, charming mystery that will touch your heart in ways you could never expect. . . . This is the smart, quirky, uplifting read we need.” —Ashley Audrain, #1 bestselling author of The Push A dead body is one mess she can’t clean up on her own. Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life’s complexities all by herself. No matter—she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection. But Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanour has the police targeting her as their

Maid Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

Maid


  • Author : Stephanie Land
  • Publisher : Legacy Lit
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316505109

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Maid Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX LIMITED SERIES, HAILED BY ROLLING STONE AS "A GREAT ONE." "A single mother's personal, unflinching look at America's class divide, a description of the tightrope many families walk just to get by, and a reminder of the dignity of all work." -PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, Obama's Summer Reading List At 28, Stephanie Land's dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer quickly dissolved when a summer fling turned into an unplanned pregnancy. Before long, she found herself a single mother, scraping by as a housekeeper to make ends meet. Maid is an emotionally raw, masterful account of Stephanie's years spent in service to upper middle class America as a "nameless ghost" who quietly shared in her clients' triumphs, tragedies, and deepest secrets. Driven to carve out a better life for her family, she cleaned by day and took online classes by night, writing relentlessly as she worked toward earning a college degree. She wrote of the true stories that weren't being told: of living on food stamps and WIC coupons, of government programs that barely provided housing, of aloof government employees who shamed her for receiving what little assistance she did. Above all else, she wrote about pursuing the myth of the American Dream from the poverty line, all the while slashing through deep-rooted stigmas of the working poor. Maid is Stephanie's story, but it's not hers alone. It is an inspiring testament to the courage, determination, and ultimate strength of the human spirit.

The Maid Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Maid


  • Author : Kimberly Cutter
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408821862

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The girl who led an army. The peasant who crowned a king. The maid who became a legend.

The Maid Book

The Maid


  • Author : Michelle Flynn Osborne
  • Publisher : Light Messages Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611534221

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Best friends Anna and Rosa are lured from the coffee fields of Nicaragua to a hotel in Costa Rica with the promise of steady employment as maids. They travel together with the excitement of a new life awaiting. What they find instead is a life of slavery and abuse.Anna and Rosa are determined to rescue themselves and the others they befriend—but the journey will take them years and could cost them their lives.Based on real-life stories, The Maid brings the problem of human trafficking to life and encourages readers to connect with the victims on a personal level.

The Wife  the Maid  and the Mistress Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

The Wife the Maid and the Mistress


  • Author : Ariel Lawhon
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345805966

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From the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia comes a “genuinely surprising whodunit” (USA Today) that tantalizingly reimagines a scandalous murder mystery that rocked the nation. One summer night in 1930, Judge Joseph Crater steps into a New York City cab and is never heard from again. Behind this great man are three women, each with her own tale to tell: Stella, his fashionable wife, the picture of propriety; Maria, their steadfast maid, indebted to the judge; and Ritzi, his showgirl mistress, willing to seize any chance to break out of the chorus line. As the twisted truth emerges, Ariel Lawhon’s wickedly entertaining debut mystery transports us into the smoky jazz clubs, the seedy backstage dressing rooms, and the shadowy streets beneath the Art Deco skyline.

The Maid Narratives Book

The Maid Narratives


  • Author : Katherine Van Wormer
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807149690

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The Maid Narratives shares the memories of black domestic workers and the white families they served, uncovering the often intimate relationships between maid and mistress. Based on interviews with over fifty people -- both white and black -- these stories deliver a personal and powerful message about resilience and resistance in the face of oppression in the Jim Crow South. The housekeepers, caretakers, sharecroppers, and cooks who share their experiences in The Maid Narratives ultimately moved away during the Great Migration. Their perspectives as servants who left for better opportunities outside of the South offer an original telling of physical and psychological survival in a racially oppressive caste system: Vinella Byrd, for instance, from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, recalls how a farmer she worked for would not allow her to clean her hands in the family's wash pan. These narratives are complemented by the voices of white women, such as Flora Templeton Stuart, from New Orleans, who remembers her maid fondly but realizes that she knew little about her life. Like Stuart, many of the white narrators remain troubled by the racial norms of the time. Viewed as a whole, the book presents varied, rich, and detailed accounts, often tragic, and sometimes humorous. The Maid Narratives reveals, across racial lines, shared hardships, strong emotional ties, and inspiring strength.

The Maid and the Queen Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Maid and the Queen


  • Author : Nancy Goldstone
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101561294

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“Attention, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans: The most enjoyably sensational aspects of medieval politics—double-crosses, ambushes, bizarre personal obsessions, lunacy and naked self-interest—are in abundant evidence in Nancy Goldstone's The Maid and the Queen.” (Laura Miller, Salon.com) Politically astute, ambitious, and beautiful, Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Caught in the complex dynastic battle of the Hundred Years War, Yolande championed the dauphin's cause against the forces of England and Burgundy, drawing on her savvy, her statecraft, and her intimate network of spies. But the enemy seemed invincible. Just as French hopes dimmed, an astonishingly courageous young woman named Joan of Arc arrived from the farthest recesses of the kingdom, claiming she carried a divine message-a message that would change the course of history and ultimately lead to the coronation of Charles VII and the triumph of France. Now, on the six hundredth anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, this fascinating book explores the relationship between these two remarkable women, and deepens our understanding of this dramatic period in history. How did an illiterate peasant girl gain access to the future king of France, earn his trust, and ultimately lead his forces into battle? Was it only the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc-or was it also Yolande of Aragon?

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall Book
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall


  • Author : Julie Klassen
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441269928

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Regency Romance and Mystery from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt--and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall? Observing both brothers as an "invisible" servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel. Is it too late to rekindle his admiration? And when one of the family is nearly killed, Margaret alone discovers who was responsible. Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life? And can she avoid an obvious trap meant to force her from hiding? On her journey from wellborn lady to servant to uncertain future, Margaret must learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of "serve one another in love."

The Maid s Secret Book

The Maid s Secret


  • Author : Val Wood
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473508200

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An exclusive short story from the much-loved author Val Wood The truth could change the lives of all those around her . . . Ellen has worked as a servant girl since she was twelve – her mother had always taught her that she must earn her own keep until she finds someone to marry. After a year of back-breaking work, a chance encounter leads her to a new position as kitchen maid at Hart Holme Manor – the grandest estate around for miles. There, against the wishes of the household, she befriends the owners’ son, Christopher. If the true nature of their closeness were ever revealed it could not only jeopardise both Christopher and Ellen’s positions, but carry consequences that could affect the rest of their lives . . . If you enjoy books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.

The Pages Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Pages


  • Author : Hugo Hamilton
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593320679

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An entirely original novel in which a book—Joseph Roth's masterpiece Rebellion—narrates its own astonishing life story, from 1930s Germany to the present day, at the heart of a gripping mystery. “A powerful, powerful piece of work.” —Colum McCann, best-selling author of Apeirogon One old copy of the novel Rebellion sits in Lena Knecht’s tote bag, about to accompany her on a journey from New York to Berlin in search of a clue to the hand-drawn map on its last page. It is the brilliantly captivating voice of this novel—a first edition nearly burned by Nazis in May 1933—that is our narrator. Fast-paced and tightly plotted, The Pages brings together a multitude of dazzling characters, real and invented, in a sweeping story of survival, chance, and the joys and struggles of love. At its center are Roth, an Austrian Jewish author on the run, and his wife, Friederike, who falls victim to mental illness as Europe descends into war. With vivid evocations of Germany under Nazism and today, The Pages dramatically illuminates the connections between past and present as it looks at censorship, oppression, and violence. Here is a propulsive, inspiring tale of literature over a hundred years: a novel for book lovers everywhere that will bring a fresh audience to this acclaimed writer.

The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher  The maid s tragedy  Philaster  A king and no king  The scornful lady  Custom of the country  The elder brother  The Spanish curate  Wit without money  The beggars  bush  The humurous Book

The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher The maid s tragedy Philaster A king and no king The scornful lady Custom of the country The elder brother The Spanish curate Wit without money The beggars bush The humurous


  • Author : Francis Beaumont
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1866
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:300074286

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