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Here's to Us

Here's to Us
  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-06-14
  • ISBN : 0316375152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Three romantic rivals in one crowded house equals plenty of room for jealousy in this surprising and heartwarming story from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe, and Scarlett Oliver share only two things; a love for the man they all married, Deacon Thorpe--a celebrity chef with an insatiable appetite for life--and a passionate dislike of one another. All three are remarkable, spirited women, but they couldn't be more different. Laurel: Deacon's high school sweetheart and an effortlessly beautiful social worker; Belinda: a high-maintenance Hollywood diva; and Scarlett: a sexy southern belle floating by on her family money and her fabulous looks. They've established a delicate understanding over the years--they avoid each other at all costs. But their fragile detente threatens to come crashing down after Deacon's tragic death on his favorite place on earth: a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage. Deacon's final wish was for his makeshift family to assemble on his beloved Nantucket to say good-bye. Begrudgingly, Laurel, Belinda, and Scarlett gather on the island as once again, as in each of their marriages, they're left to pick up Deacon's mess. Now they're trapped in the crowded cottage where they all made their own memories--a house that they now share in more ways than one--along with the children they raised with Deacon, and his best friend. Laurel, Belinda, and Scarlett each had an unbreakable bond with Deacon--and they all have secrets to hide. Before the weekend is over, there are enough accusations, lies, tears, and drama to turn even the best of friends--let alone three women who married the same man--into adversaries. As his unlikely family says good-bye to the man who brought them together--for better or worse--will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to raise a glass in Deacon's honor?

Summary of Here’s to Us

Summary of Here’s to Us
  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release : 2016-07-27
  • ISBN : 1683784251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Summary of Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand | Includes Analysis Preview: Here’s to Us, a novel by Elin Hilderbrand, follows the aftermath of the death of celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe, who succumbed to an unexpected heart attack at the age of 53. The present-day action takes place over a long weekend in June 2016, six weeks after his death. Deacon’s best friend gathers the three women to whom Deacon had been married, as well as their children, for a long weekend at the family’s summer home in Nantucket to scatter Deacon’s ashes and tie up loose ends with his estate. As personalities clash and secrets come to light, the narrative flashes back to chart the rocky course of Deacon’s married life. Deacon’s story begins with a “perfect day” he shared with his father during a day trip to Nantucket at age 13, an experience that shaped his adulthood. That uncharacteristically fine day, father and son enjoyed beautiful weather… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Here's to You, Rachel Robinson

Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2012-03-21
  • ISBN : 0307817768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and the adult bestseller In the Unlikely Event comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only JUDY BLUME can deliver. The companion to Just As Long As We’re Together. CAN YOU BE too perfect? From the outside, Rachel looks like the perfect daughter in the perfect family. She’s a straight-A student, a gifted musician, and a good friend. But Rachel feels as if it’s all falling apart. Her brother, Charles, was just kicked out of boarding school and is now at home, wreaking havoc. Her sister, Jessica, has problems of her own, which Rachel thinks it’s her job to help solve. And Rachel herself is considering adding drama club, community service, and class president to her already crowded roster of activities. Rachel’s best friends, Stephanie and Alison, urge Rachel to lighten up and enjoy the end of seventh grade. Easy for them to say. Not so easy for Rachel. Not even when Jeremy Dragon, the coolest boy in ninth grade, notices her. Is it possible that perfection isn’t the key to an exciting life? An ALA Best Book for Young Adults “A master.” —SLJ From the Trade Paperback edition.

Here's to our Far-Flung Empire

Here's to our Far-Flung Empire
  • Author : Tony Orchard
  • Publisher : Memoirs Publishing
  • Release : 2012-03-24
  • ISBN : 1909020257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Here’s To Our Far-Flung Empire is a fascinating and highly entertaining account of 17 unforgettable years of conflict and comradeship, war and romance, adventure and excitement around the world. Tony Orchard was a product of the British Empire at a time when Great Britain's rule across an empire that stretched from India to Singapore and Jamaica to Borneo was fast fading into history. His father had lived and worked in British India and was sent to Mombasa in British Kenya to start a subsidiary of Shell Oil. According to the comedian Tommy Trinder, Britain’s far-flung empire hadn’t been flung far enough. Without the outbreak of World War 2 and the evacuation of British forces at Dunkirk, Tony Orchard would probably never have had the chance to explore the truth of this for himself. In 1940, with the enemy at the gate, he was one of thousands of youngsters who were packed up from boarding school and sent off for their own safety to join their parents working overseas. As a result he spent a tempestuous 17 years travelling the world, with schooling in Calcutta and Durban, adventures in the South Seas serving with the Royal Navy and an eventful post-war sales career with Quaker Oats, selling flour to customers from Canada and the USA to the Caribbean, the Congo and East Africa. It wasn’t until he married a Danish girl and settled down back in England that he finally managed to stay under the same roof for more than three years.

Here's to the Ladies

Here's to the Ladies
  • Author : Carla Kelly
  • Publisher : TCU Press
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780875652702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Carla Kelly wants to tell the truth, to discard myths about the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars. This collection of nine stories set in the era of the frontier army gives an entertaining and educational glimpse into a world not often explored in fiction. "Kathleen Flaherty's Long Winter" weaves a tale of an Irish woman who has no choice but to marry a man she barely knows after the death of her husband leaves her penniless. She struggles with isolation and the cruelty of the others in the fort because of her rapid marriage. In the end, hers is a story of loss, love, and survival. But these are not all love stories. In "Mary Murphy" one soldier reflects about the hard life of a laundress. "A Season for Heroes" tells of a buffalo soldier named Ezra Freeman, a true hero to one officer's family. The collection concludes with "Jesse MacGregor." The narrator, John, looks back on an Apache attack in the desert. After his detail's captain is killed and John is injured, authority falls to surgeon Jesse MacGregor. The account of their struggle to fight hunger, thirst, the elements, and of course, the Apaches, is mesmerizing. Kelly does not leave comedy out of her collection. "Fille de Joie" is a charming story of a married couple reunited after an almost two-year separation. The wife is arrested after the two make too much noise during their afternoon tryst. She is charged with being a fille de joie, and the comedy ensues. Kelly's work will find an audience among those interested in feminist literature, American history, fiction, and nonfiction.

Here's to Our Fraternity

Here's to Our Fraternity
  • Author : Marianne Rachel Sanua,Marianne Sanua
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : 9780874518795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

An American Jewish fraternity whose evolution has mirrored larger social, historical, and cultural contexts. In the late 1800s an increasingly dominant fixture of student life on both US and European college campuses was the fraternity, groups of like-minded individuals who banded together based on "Greek" intellectual and social ideals. One such society was Zeta Beta Tau, founded by Dr. Richard James Horatio Gottheil and fourteen charter members at Columbia University in 1898 as a forum where young Jewish men could discuss their faith, enhance pride in their heritage, and embrace the ideals of the Zionist movement. In this study, Marianne Sanua follows the evolution of the fraternity from its rabbinical roots to its increased secularization and shows how ZBT's social opportunities, hitherto denied its members in the non-Jewish world, were a means of proving "first on the college campus and later to all the world that young Jewish men could be the equal of their best Gentile counterparts in achievement, breeding, appearance, behavior, and gentlemanly bearing." In chronicling ZBT, however, Sanua also examines broader issues like anti-Semitism, Zionism, assimilation, the presence of Jews in academe, and the changing goals and expectations of generations of the fraternity's members. From debating society to social, professional, and even matchmaking network, ZBT's history reflects its charter's ideals both to "encourage, strengthen, and continue friendships gained at college" and "to inculcate in the lives of its members a love and respect for all things Jewish."

American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History

American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History
  • Author : John Fiske
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2006-10-01
  • ISBN : 1425009247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

An outstanding literary work, it contains three lectures delivered at the Royal Institute of Britain by Fiske. In these lectures Fiske has illustrated some of the basic ideas of American politics while discussing the relations and political maneuverings of politicians in general. This remarkable work stirred the whole American nation and awakened a new spirit in the people. Motivational!

And Here's to You!

And Here's to You!
  • Author : David Elliott
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780763614270
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A rhyming celebration of all sorts of creatures, from the Feather People (birds) to the Dreaming People (dogs) and even the People People.