The Hot Flash Club Chills Out

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345493761
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Since opening up their day spa, The Haven, the wonderful women of the Hot Flash Club have been busy indulging the beleaguered, nerve-frazzled throngs. Now, in Nancy Thayer’s hilarious new Hot Flash novel, it’s the friends’ turn to grab some soothing, and much-deserved R&R. When a long-time Haven client asks the gals to housesit her Nantucket hideaway for the summer, they’re beyond thrilled; the cozy island enclave is the perfect place to shop, swim, chill, and plan Marilyn’s upcoming wedding to Ian, her Scottish fiancé. And Marilyn desperately needs the break, since Ian’s grown son has crashed at the couple’s place with no departure date in sight. Soon after they arrive, the other hot flashers surrender to their own summer flings: Shirley entertains a steamy dalliance with a scruffy, sexy local fisherman that could lead to something deeper; Faye finds her dream house, but restoring it could be a costly nightmare; craft-maven Polly is enthralled by the island’s bounty, from shell art to lightship baskets; and even hardboiled Alice swoons with romantic adventure–or is it seasickness? But this lovefest among the sand and ocean breezes is not without its consequences. Each woman must determine for herself what she is willing to give up in order to hold onto what she has found–and all of them fear that Shirley is on the brink of making a huge mistake, one that threatens their harmony and their business. But these concerns may be eclipsed by the mystery surrounding the disappearance of family heirlooms at the house where they are staying, and rumors that the place harbors spirits other than Grey Goose and Tanqueray. Nancy Thayer continues her hugely successful Hot Flash series with this wickedly funny, delightfully bawdy tale. These irresistible women spring to life–along with their passions, their sorrows, their joys, and, most importantly, their friendship. So pack your bags and join these fabulous five for a season of fun, sun, love, sex, and estrogen therapy.

Comfort and joy

Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783548266039
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Die Bibliothekarin Joy sieht den Weihnachtsfeiertagen mit Grauen entgegen, denn ihr Mann hat sie vor kurzem wegen ihrer Schwester verlassen. Kurzentschlossen steigt sie in das nächste Flugzeug nach Kanada, wo sie ein neues Glück findet.

The Hot Flash Club

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307417145
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From the bestselling author of Between Husbands and Friends and An Act of Love comes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty “coming of age” novel about four intrepid women who discover themselves as they were truly meant to be: passionate, alive, and ready to face the best years of their lives. Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets—all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other . . . and themselves. Faye, the artist. A determinedly cheerful widow and connoisseur of control-top pantyhose, she’s struggling with creative block and an empty, lonely house. Now she’s got a tricky problem to bring to the club’s table: how can they catch her perfect son-in-law cheating on her only daughter Laura? Shirley, the healer. Though her yoga-slender body belie her years, decades of dating losers and the strain of being broke make her feel her age. Shirley has a secret dream: a wellness spa that nurtures body and soul. But first she needs to believe in herself, in her abilities, and in her friends at the club. Marilyn, the brain. A paleontologist who has spent so many years looking at dried-up fossils, she’s almost become one herself. Worried that her brilliant but nerdy son is about to marry the very wrong woman, she gets some help from the HFC, who transform her from a caterpillar to a butterfly, with amazing results. Alice, the executive. Black and regal, she soared to the top of the corporate ladder. Now her shoes are murder on her arthritic back and the younger jackals are circling in for the kill. But as the inspiration behind the HFC, she’s about to discover something extraordinary: contentment. For Faye, Shirley, Marilyn, and Alice, the time has come to use it or lose it—be it their bodies, their brains, their spirits, and their sense of fun. Together they realize that they can have it all, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And though what sags may never rise again, feeling sexy has no expiration date— and best of all, with a little help from her friends, a woman can always start over . . . and never, ever, give up what matters most.

Aber die Liebe bleibt

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783596147847
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Aus heiterem Himmel kommt für die Familie die bestürzende Nachricht vom Selbstmordversuch der 15-jährigen Emily. Ein Aufenthalt in der Psychiatrie bringt zutage, dass sie von ihrem Stiefbruder vergewaltigt wurde. Doch dieser leugnet die Tat. Wer lügt?

Der Frauenchor von Chilbury

Author: Jennifer Ryan
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462317261
Format: PDF, ePub
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Wie Frauen in schweren Zeiten durch Singen ihre eigene Stimme fanden Inspiriert von der Geschichte ihrer Großmutter erzählt die britische Autorin Jennifer Ryan in ihrem Debüt »Der Frauenchor von Chilbury« von einer Gruppe starker Frauen zu Beginn des Zweiten Weltkriegs in einem kleinen Ort in England. 1940: Als immer mehr Männer nach London gehen oder eingezogen werden, beschließt der Pfarrer von Chilbury in der Grafschaft Kent, den Chor der Gemeinde aufzulösen. Die Frauen sind zutiefst enttäuscht. Was bleibt ihnen im schwierigen Kriegsalltag noch? Doch dann kommt die Musikprofessorin Primrose Trent aus London im Ort unter. Sie ist der Überzeugung, dass Musik gerade in schwierigen Zeiten wichtig ist und schlägt die Gründung eines reinen Frauenchors vor. Die Idee stößt auf Skepsis. Ein Chor ganz ohne Bässe und Tenöre? Aber Primrose gibt nicht auf: Mit Energie und Leidenschaft treibt sie ihr Projekt voran – ihr Enthusiasmus und die wundervolle Musik, die entsteht und die sie sich selbst nie zugetraut hätten, überzeugen die Frauen und richten sie auf. Der Chor hilft ihnen, ihre eigene Stimme zu finden. Fünf grundverschiedene Frauen und Mädchen erzählen von ihrem Leben im Dorf und davon, wie der Krieg ihr Leben verändert – wie er Verlust, Trauer und Angst erzeugt, aber doch nicht verhindern kann, dass auch Freundschaft und Liebe entstehen.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Format: PDF, Kindle
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Hot Flash Holidays

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307415509
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The intrepid women of The Hot Flash Club are back for the holidays, soothing jingled nerves and stressed shoppers in their exclusive spa and celebrating the joys of the season. In her witty and delightfully wisecracking prose, Nancy Thayer tells a heartwarming tale packed with fun, secrets, romance–and an ample dose of good cheer. When the Hot Flash friends gather at the spa to trim the Christmas tree, they share steaming mugs of hot chocolate, a few laughs, and a vow to make this holiday one to remember. And it is–but not in the cheerful, ho-ho-ho way they expected. Instead, Christmas brings family conflicts, household accidents, plane delays–and that’s just the beginning. After a hazardous holiday season, the women make resolutions that they intend to keep . . . in a perfect world. But life–and their friends and relatives–cause complications. Shirley lends financial support to her boyfriend’s schemes, which infuriates Alice, whose own son commits an act she’s not sure she can accept. Marilyn travels to Scotland and falls in love, but her octogenarian mother needs her at home. And when Polly and Faye find themselves pitted against each other by a younger woman, an they overcome this clash to make a new, entrepreneurial dream come true? Then real disaster strikes, bringing new challenges and surprising revelations. Just as every month of the year throws new problems at us all, so too does the end of the year give us the chance to reunite and put these problems into their proper perspective. And when the Hot Flash Five get together for the holidays, we should expect nothing less than the unexpected.

Es

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641053579
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Das Böse in Gestalt eines namenlosen Grauens In Derry, Maine, schlummert das Böse in der Kanalisation: Alle 28 Jahre wacht es auf und muss fressen. Jetzt taucht »Es« wieder empor. Sieben Freunde entschließen sich, dem Grauen entgegenzutreten und ein Ende zu setzen. Stephen Kings Meisterwerk über die Mysterien der Kindheit und den Horror des Erwachsenseins. »Ein Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur.« Chicago Sun-Times