Cassandra at the Wedding

Author: Dorothy Baker
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017612X
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Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-racked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to attend the wedding of her identical twin, Judith, to a nice young doctor from Connecticut. Cassandra, however, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding. Dorothy Baker’s entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable course of events in which her heroine appears variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken—at once utterly impossible and tremendously sympathetic. As she struggles to come to terms with the only life she has, Cassandra reckons with her complicated feelings about the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her alter ego; with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her dead mother. First published in 1962, Cassandra at the Wedding is a book of enduring freshness, insight, and verve. Like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it is the work of a master stylist with a profound understanding of the complexities of the heart and mind.

The Member of the Wedding

Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547346335
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The novel that became an award-winning play and a major motion picture and that has charmed generations of readers, Carson McCullers’s classic The Member of the Wedding is now available in small- format trade paperback for the first time. Here is the story of the inimitable twelve-year-old Frankie, who is utterly, hopelessly bored with life until she hears about her older brother’s wedding. Bolstered by lively conversations with her house servant, Berenice, and her six-year-old male cousin — not to mention her own unbridled imagination — Frankie takes on an overly active role in the wedding, hoping even to go, uninvited, on the honeymoon, so deep is her desire to be the member of something larger, more accepting than herself. “A marvelous study of the agony of adolescence” (Detroit Free Press), The Member of the Wedding showcases Carson McCullers at her most sensitive, astute, and lasting best.

One Perfect Day

Author: Rebecca Mead
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440634024
Format: PDF
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Astutely observed and deftly witty, One Perfect Day masterfully mixes investigative journalism and social commentary to explore the workings of the wedding industry?an industry that claims to be worth $160 billion to the U.S. economy and which has every interest in ensuring that the American wedding becomes ever more lavish and complex. Taking us inside the workings of the wedding industry?including the swelling ranks of professional event planners, department stores with their online registries, the retailers and manufacturers of bridal gowns, and the Walt Disney Company and its Fairy Tale Weddings program?New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead skillfully holds the mirror up to the bride?s deepest hopes and fears about her wedding day, revealing that for better or worse, the way we marry is who we are.

Jesus at the Wedding of Law and Grace

Author: James A. Ward
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059519057X
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If St. Peter had trouble understanding things the Apostle Paul wrote, no wonder the rest of us struggle with his writings. Paul didn't take it very kindly when people misunderstood him either. In Galatians itself he says that he wishes the people who misunderstood his Gospel would "mutilate themselves." That's strong stuff. James A. Ward has provided a distinctive interpretation of Paul's impassioned defense of Christian liberty addressed to the Church in Galatia. Centering his reflections on Jesus, he offers a way to understand the profound relationship between law and grace, the most frequently misunderstood relationship in Christian life and thought. Drawing on wisdom and insight accumulated over a lifetime of ministry, Pastor Ward helps the reader clearly understand the message of the Apostle Paul.

Vision In White

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101032669
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel of love, friendship, and family in Book One in the Bride Quartet. Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars. A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac's type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends—and business partners—to see her way to her own happy ending. Don't miss the other books in the Bride Quartet Bed of Roses Savor the Moment Happy Ever After From the Paperback edition.

Prelude to a Wedding

Author: Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
ISBN: 1939215005
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You are cordially invited to join the wedding celebrations as college friends embark on the greatest education of all - falling in love, finding the perfect bride, and becoming the happiest grooms around. Charming Paul Monroe has the Peter Pan thing down pat. As an antique toy appraiser, even his work involves play. Which is fine, unless your job is to keep his Chicago business running smoothly and all that charm - and sexiness - is aimed at you. Organization and reliability are Bette Wharton's hallmarks. She handles the toughest clients with aplomb, until Paul provides a challenge that goes way beyond the office. She has a plan and a timetable and office romance -- especially with this man who even makes the workplace fun -- is definitely not part of it. How can she let herself fall for Mr. Live-for-the-Moment if all he offers is Love-for-the-Moment? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Paul is the first of the grooms to watch his bride walk down the aisle toward him, but he won't be the last! Find their wedding romances in WEDDING PARTY and GRADY'S WEDDING ... and in the newest additions to The Wedding Series collection ... THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, THE CHRISTMAS PRINCESS, THE SURPRISE PRINCESS and THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE. The Wedding Series' moving, passionate contemporary romances with a touch of humor will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery and Sarah Wilson. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Excellent" ... "Cute" ... "I recommend this one" - Amazon reviews "Another lovely story well up to Patricia McLinn's high standards" - 5* review "Opposites attract and both bring special gifts" - 5* review "Funny yet romantic ... Enjoyed every page." -- 5* review Praise for The Wedding Series: “A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!” – 5-star review "Perfect. The characters were multi-dimensional and played off each other in warm, thoughtful, loving ways. Each couple faced a different situation and overcame their obstacles together and with the insightful comments of their friends. ... Heart-warming." – 5-star review “Fun and serious all at the same time. Love how the friends intertwine and add new along the way. It was refreshing to read the different stories and having them all come together. Really enjoyed this series!” – 5-star review “Full of warmth, understanding of human nature, and great characters. They are connected, following the lives of college friends, and by the time you are finished, you feel as if you are a part of their extended circle. A dash of sex here, but not to the point that it overshadows the well thought out storylines. Definitely a feel good experience.” -- 5-star review "Great love stories! … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried! Must read.” – From 5-star reviews Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s Wedding Series today! Prelude to a Wedding* Wedding Party* Grady’s Wedding* The Runaway Bride The Christmas Princess Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess) The Surprise Princess Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince) The Forgotten Prince *Buy all three books at a discount in one volume in The Wedding Series boxed set. If you like McLinn’s wedding romance stories, try her Marry Me series now! Wedding of the Century The Unexpected Wedding Guest A Most Unlikely Wedding Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

A White Wedding Christmas

Author: Andrea Laurence
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460386922
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Reunited at a Christmas wedding… I do—two words wedding planner Natalie Sharpe will never utter. The cynic in her doesn't believe in love…but the woman in her believes in lust! When a last-minute Christmas wedding reunites her with the bride's hunky brother—Natalie's teenage crush and star of all her fantasies—Natalie wants a second chance for their first time… But Colin Russell isn't a teen anymore. He's all man. And his every touch has her thinking about the F word—forever. Working with him on the wedding is more temptation than she can take. Will one long, hot kiss lead this reluctant bride down her own wedding aisle?

Harlequin Desire June 2015 Box Set 1 of 2

Author: Jules Bennett
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460391330
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Do you love stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have it all—wealth, status, and incredibly good looks? Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles for one great price! Look for Harlequin® Desire's June 2015 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes! Look for 6 new compelling stories every month from Harlequin® Desire! WHAT THE PRINCE WANTS (Billionaires and Babies) by Jules Bennett Needing time to heal, a widowed prince goes incognito. He hires a live-in nanny for his infant daughter but soon finds he wants the woman for himself. Is he willing to cross the line from professional to personal? PURSUED BY THE RICH RANCHER (Diamonds in the Rough) by USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann Driven by his grandmother's dying wish, a Texas rancher must choose between his legacy and the sexy single mother who unknowingly holds the fate of his heart—and his inheritance—in her hands. THE SHEIKH'S SECRET HEIR by Kristi Gold Billionaire Tarek Azzmar knows a secret that will destroy the royal family who shunned him. But the tables turn when he learns his lover is near and dear to the royal family and she's pregnant with his child.

3 Seductions and a Wedding

Author: Julie Leto
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426856229
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Why wait for the wedding night? Tying the Knot Jessie might not forgive Leo for his long-ago betrayal, but after one scorching kiss, she can't fight the chemistry anymore. But a girl can't base her future on great sex. Or can she? Take This Man Can hunky Drew convince his longtime crush Annie that he's the man for her? All he has to do is sweep her off her feet…then make her forget that he's a much younger man…. Bedded Bliss When playboy billionaire Ajay is ready for real commitment, he thinks sexy, sensible Mallory is his woman. Too bad her only desire is to experience his reputed prowess in bed!