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I bought these babies from Booksale and I really like to share them to you guys. I will just skip lengthy intros and so here are they:

The Call by Oriah exhorts us to heed the voice inside us, calling us to discover and to live fully our true selves and our heart’s desires – finding our own unique calling, not in the expectations of others and in the outside world, but deep within ourselves.

I have heard it all my life
A voice calling a name I recognized as myown.
Sometimes it comes as a soft-belliedwhisper.
Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency.
But always it says: Wake up my love. Youare walking asleep.
There’s no safety in that!

The Call, like Oriah’s previous books, starts with an evocative, richly textured prose poem. In it, Oriah challenges readers to discard what they know of themselves as seen through other people and the world around them, and to delve deep into their own selves to find who they truly are. She persuades the reader that there is nothing as essential as what you believe yourself to be, and that it’s not necessary to search for meaning in other people and the world’s agendas; just be confident of your own distinct gifts, challenges and dreams.

Fool Me Once by Fern Michaels – Olivia Lowell always believed her father’s claim that her mother died in childbirth, until the shocking day a lawyer informs her that her mother has just passed away, leaving her a fortune. The money comes with a caveat – and a confession. In her will, Olivia’s mother reveals that she and two college friends committed a crime long ago, and now she wants Olivia to track down her accomplices and convince them to come clean. Feeling betrayed and unsure that she even wants her mother’s tainted money, Olivia must decide if she can handle the secrets of the past. But with the help and affections of a handsome young lawyer, and the sweet companionship of her beloved Yorkies, Olivia will come to understand who her mother really was, and who she, herself, was meant to be…

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner – Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who found her happy ending after her mother came out of the closet, her father fell out of her life, and her ex-boyfriend started chronicling their ex-sex life in the pages of a national magazine.

Now Cannie’s back. After her debut novel – a fictionalized (and highly sexualized) version of her life – became an overnight bestseller, she dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym. She’s happily married to the tall, charming diet doctor Peter Krushelevansky and has settled into a life that she finds wonderfully predictable – knitting in the front row of her daughter Joy’s drama rehearsals, volunteering at the library, and taking over-forty yoga classes with her best friend Samantha.

As preparations for Joy’s bat mitzvah begin, everything seems right in Cannie’s world. Then Joy discovers the novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly finds herself faced with what she thinks is the truth about her own conception – the story her mother hid from her all her life. When Peter surprises his wife by saying he wants to have a baby, the family is forced to reconsider its history, its future, and what it means to be truly happy.

Radiantly funny and disarmingly tender, with Weiner’s whip-smart dialogue and sharp observations of modern life, Certain Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.

The Bride’s Diplomacy Guide by Sharon Naylor – You’re stressed out-and not just because of big budgets and endless to-do lists. It’s the people you love who are driving you crazy, including: Your mother and future-mother-in-law, who are feuding over everything. Is it okay to “fire” them? All those long-distance relatives who keep asking about the wedding. How you can break the news that they’re not invited? The clueless guests who’ve indicated on their response cards that they’re bringing their children. Should you fight it or just have a kids’ table? WithThe Bride’s Diplomacy Guide, you’ll find the real-life strategies and actual scripts you need to confront and manage these sticky and sometimes relationship-crushing scenarios. Renowned wedding expert Sharon Naylor presents conflicts and solutions in a simple Q&A format, making it easy for you to hold your ground-and your tongue-with your family, friends, and wedding professionals. . . . So you can all live happily ever after. This is actually my personal favorite, not because I am getting married soon but I am just curious of the topic itself. Well, maybe this is such a great help tho. HAHA!

 

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