Pizza Is the Best Breakfast

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481429612
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Mandy is exicted to spend a visit with her favorite cousin Paige, but when Paige arrives, she isn't the same person Mandy thought she would be.

Sing Like Nobody s Listening

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481471589
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In the tradition of Pitch Perfect, two best friends battle it out for a capella group supremacy in this hilarious M!X novel. Wylie Tennyson and Jada Emmett have been best friends forever. They have done everything together for so long that when Jada decides to try out for their middle school’s spring musical production, it was only natural for Wylie to audition as well. After all, how fun would it be to be in the chorus together? The only problem is that Jada has her sights set on much more than the chorus—she’s going after one of the lead parts, and wants Wylie to step aside to give her a better shot. Taking a cue from her new favorite television show, Non-Instrumental, Wylie decides to start her middle school’s very first a cappella group. She wants to show Jada that it’s much better to be part of a team’s success than it is to stand under the spotlight alone. This is a great idea, in theory, until Wylie has trouble actually recruiting anyone to join her group. And it doesn’t help when Jada decides to form her own… Can Jada and Wylie find a way to fix things before their battle for vocal supremacy destroys their forever friendship for good?

The Bling Queen

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481453106
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A tween jewelry designer finds herself competing for an online fashion blog spot in this funny and sparkly M!X novel. Twelve-year-old Tess loves fashion, but she has a soft spot for accessories. In fact, Tess runs her own consulting firm for the kids at her school. If you need the finishing touch for middle school dances, special occasions like a thirteenth birthday or bat/bar mitzvah, Tess can make it happen. She loves reading The Miscellaneous Moxie, THE online fashion blog that’s as crazy about accessories as Tess is. So when the blog opens up a contest, calling all of their faithful readers to enter to win a chance at designing an accessory of their very own, Tess jumps at the chance to create something that will wow the judges. But things get more complicated when her former BFF turned frenemy, Kayte (who added the y to be “unique”), a self-proclaimed fashion plate, tries to encroach on Tess’s turf—and submits her own entries for the blog contest. In the midst of the Bling War, Tess discovers that a precious locket from her beloved grandmother, Mimi, is missing. Can Tess solve the mystery behind the missing necklace and get crowned the Bling Queen, too?

Cold Pizza for Breakfast

Author: Christine Lavin
Publisher: Tell Me PressLlc
ISBN: 0981645364
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As an award-winning musician and a founding member of the Four Bitchin' Babes, Christine Lavin has seen it alland she still loves the music and the touring life she has led for two-plus decades. Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-Wha?? is her lively, compassionate, and witty memoir of road stories on her circuitous route to becoming an internationally recognized songwriter and performer.

Good Better Best an Autobiography

Author: Michael A. Straight
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469156148
Format: PDF, Kindle
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December, 1985 Dear Father, Thank you, Father, for helping me through what has been both a challenge and a struggle. Writing by hand has been difficult for me and for those who have helped me translate my writing to book form. Because of problems with my speech, it has been hard to deal with the many details of editing and printing. Thank you also, Father, for allowing my employment to continue, for helping me to overcome the daily problems of working and living, and for allowing me to find some pleasures, too, even some girls and their love. Thank you for the many friends you have helped me make, in my church and in others, in high school, in college, at work—and for the help they have given me. And finally, thank you for my wonderful family, and for the strength you have given them in helping me survive. Mike Straight’s diary spans seven and one-half years. It is a story of early teens, triumphs in football, tragedy, and striving to become whole again after an automobile accident at age 16. While it was a tremendous blow to be denied his beloved sport of football, he fought his way upward to many accomplishments though confined, for the most part, to a wheelchair. Since his accident he has learned how to drive again, owned several cars, bought (and sold) his own home, gone to three colleges, and has held a manufacturing assembly job for the last several years. Now, in addition to his job, he lifts weights, exercises daily, and goes “dancing.” Mike has had, for him, great success (that most of us enjoy as normal). Yet love has eluded him; not having the true love of a woman returned to him has been his ongoing trial, as his diary will tell you. Only through a deep love for God, and a sometimes wavering and often challenged faith in Him, has Michael sustained his determination to be good, better, best. That he has been able to write and publish this book is a tremendous tribute to both his faith and his determination, as you will see.

The Italian Girl

Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447257081
Format: PDF
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Nothing sings as sweetly as love, or burns quite like betrayal Rosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life. In the years to come, their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other - a love that will ultimately affect the lives of all those closest to them. For, as Rosanna slowly discovers, their union is haunted by irreversible events from the past . . . Rosanna's journey takes her from humble beginnings in the back streets of Naples to the glittering stages of the world's most prestigious opera houses. Set against a memorable backdrop of Lucinda Riley's trademark evocative locations, The Italian Girl unfolds into a poignant and unforgettable tale of love, betrayal and self-discovery. *First published as Aria under the name Lucinda Edmonds, now extensively rewritten*

Blessed Are the Balanced

Author: Paul E. Pettit and R. Todd Mangum
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 0825488990
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Attending seminary can be a stimulating experience, but it can also be hazardous to your spiritual health. With almost daily exposure to God’s Word, it is easy to become spiritually cold. Unfortunately a good number of students graduate from seminary with a head full of biblical and doctrinal knowledge, but with a heart that has grown cold to God. What causes spiritual burnout among seminary students? Why is a seminary education detrimental to your spiritual health? Why is it difficult to learn about God and adore Him at the same time? Many factors can contribute to this problem, and this book helps explain how to avoid some of the common pitfalls that can lead to spiritual burnout when one enters into an academic study of God and the Scriptures. This work encourages a healthy balance between knowledge and experience; between faith and learning.