Something Borrowed Emily Giffin The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship. Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.
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Something Borrowed, Something Blue is the poets 3rd book. Included here are new poems, work from childhood, essays, interviews and dialogue paraphrased from other sources and poetry penned by others used with permission. The images include those submitted by request of the poet. Much of these works are intensely personal. Themes are life through a gay filter, faith, health and disability, growing up and animals.
Trying to go straight, former contract killer Peter Macklin carries out a hit in the Lone Star state, in this page-turning hard-boiled thriller Johns Davis has just left the Alamo when he feels the garrote wrap around his neck. The bookie slams his foot on the gas, sending the car into oncoming traffic. It bounces off a van, hops the curb, and crashes into a hotel, knocking Davis unconscious and breaking the neck of his would-be assassin. Davis can breathe again, but just for a moment. When the mob wants you dead, they’ll always send another killer. The only man for the job is Peter Macklin, a veteran killer who’s trying to put his old life behind him. He’s just married Laurie, a beautiful, innocent young woman who believes her husband is a salesman. They’re on their honeymoon in Los Angeles when he gets the call, and it’s a gig he can’t refuse. Macklin is going to Texas for a battle so tough it will make the Alamo look like a fair fight. This spellbinding thriller from three-time-Shamus Award–winning author Loren D. Estleman takes hit man Peter Macklin out of his Motor City comfort zone and into the hot spots of San Antonio and Los Angeles. Something Borrowed, Something Black is the 4th book in the Peter Macklin Thrillers, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
He came to steal the bride away on her wedding day. Right before her wedding, Ashleigh is shocked to receive a token from her childhood?a heart-shaped necklace. A teenage Ashleigh gave Jake her virginity, her love and the necklace, but then he dumped her, saying he never wanted to see her again. Now, years later, Ashleigh is flustered by the way Jake is playing with her feelings. She tries to hold in her pain and heads to the chapel, but the man who stands before her there… Could he be Jake?
Amy, a member of the Writer's Club, is busy helping her daughter, Rachel, plan her wedding. Will it be wedded bliss or more mystery for the Writer's Club? In the sleepy little town of Foggy Grove the bridal shop, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, is in the home of a wonderful seamstress, Margaret Brown. We learn that years earlier Margaret's own wedding was halted just as her father was to walk her down the aisle. Why did she never marry the man she loved so much and tenderly nicknamed, her huckleberry friend? We meet Ivory, the young helper Margaret hires to work in her shop. Ivory dreams of becoming a writer but spends much of her time caring for her sister, Jade. What has happened to the bride, Raven Moore? Why did she call off her wedding one week before it was scheduled? Why is her car parked at Foggy Grove Inlet near the Sweetheart Tree and why is her name carved into this tree with a question mark? The Foggy Grove Gazette will raise questions about Raven's whereabouts and the crow hunters that have come from all over the country. The popular column, Dear Miss Lonely Heart, will share two letters that cause a stir in Foggy Grove, as does a rare second edition of the newspaper!
She's ready to catch the bouquet, not steal the guy! When Ava gets dumped by her boyfriend, she's pretty upset. He wasn't the love of her life or anything, but with her sister's wedding - a.k.a. the social event of the season - just two weeks away, Ava's got to save face by finding someone cute and fun to bring as her date. With the clock ticking and no dates in sight, Ava asks her best friend if she can "borrow" her boyfriend, Jason, for the night. Ava's never been a big Jason fan, but he'll look great in a tux, and at least she'll have someone to dance with. But it doesn't take long for Ava to realize she's got him all wrong... What do you do when Mr. Right is wrapped up in a package that belongs to your best friend?
Each cruising boat is a unique blend of equipment, gear & methods assembled for the safety & comfort of the crew. Rather than big items like electronics or fancy gadgetry, it is those little techniques & innovations that make a vessel truly distinctive. Something Borrowed offers a collection of small refinements & improvements that every owner of a production boat can make to ease living aboard & improve efficiency at sea.
If you can’t borrow a bride, why not steal one? Spinster schoolmarm Mary Alexander is standing at the altar about to marry one of the wealthiest bankers in Cheyenne, Wyoming when her old nemesis Lee Kincaid comes racing up on his white horse to ask for her hand. What Mary doesn’t know is that the rogue Pinkerton agent with the broad shoulders and sparkling gray eyes is only seeking a bride to honor a friend’s dying wish. When Mary learns that Lee needs a mother for his adorable new ward, she agrees to marry him, but vows she will never succumb to his legendary charms. But Lee has other ideas, and as the brand new family travels to their new home, he decides to use those charms to coax Mary into trusting him with her life, her luscious body…and her heart. Book 3 of the BORROWED BRIDES Series, which includes Golden Chances, Harvest Moon and Something Borrowed
Personal trainer Mallory Benning walked down the aisle once impulsively, and it was a disaster. Little wonder she's exercising caution with the new man who's suddenly appeared in her life, gorgeous Cash Champagne. Why, she's even "borrowed" her twin sister's identity in order to scope him out! Mallory soon has her hands full with Cash. He's sexy, he's hot, he's all encompassing…. And yet she can't help thinking there's more to this smooth Southerner than appears. But when they hit the sheets together—big-time—she's ready to go for it. Can a whirlwind wedding be far off?
"Finally, a book about grown-ups," said Ellen Goodman of Something Borrowed, a sparkling love story of unresolved relationships and unexpected second chances. Gale and Gary are a divorced couple reunited, after fifteen years, at their son's wedding - where, to their own astonishment, old passions are rekindled. It's a novel "full of wise observation, mordant wit, and a fine comic sense . . . a pleasure to read" (San Francisco Chronicle).