The Dating Game by Danielle Steel Paris Armstrong never saw it coming. With two grown children and a lovely home in Connecticut, Paris was happy with her marriage, her family, her life. So when her husband of twenty-four years said they needed to talk, Paris couldn't imagine what he was about to say. "I want a divorce," Peter tells her. Just like that, the husband she adored had dumped her for a younger woman. And just like that, Peter and his thirty-one-year-old lover had made their plans for their future, leaving Paris to pick up the pieces of a shattered life. Within days, Peter was gone. And Paris was left to figure out how she intended to get through the next day, let alone the rest of her life.
The task could not have been more painful. First came the tears. Then the excruciating attempts by well-meaning friends to "fix her up" with men who paled in comparison to Peter. Worse yet, she still loved him. It was time to move - as far away as possible, just after Peter remarried. Paris had never felt, or been, more alone. Saying goodbye to the world she knew and loved, Paris heads west, to San Francisco, and discovers being single in a world full of men who were too young, too old, too married, or too good to be true. For Paris, the list seemed endless ...the charming commitment-phobe ...the drunken Neanderthal ...the young Frenchman - so adorably sexy she almost forgot about his age, and did, for a while. With her dating track record veering between disappointing and disastrous, and her daughter now engaged to a man Paris's age, Paris finally comes to the conclusion that romance is not in her future. That's when her small circle of offbeat, loving friends becomes more important than ever before. And a decision Paris makes only for herself changes her life once more. The secret, she discovers finally, is in finding the gifts in life's unexpected twists and turns, and turning despair into freedom and loss into joy. In a poignant, wickedly funny novel about getting dumped and getting over it, about tackling life with both courage and laughter, Danielle Steel explores what it means to start over, whether you wanted to or not, and finding something better than you had before.Read More...Hide Pages: 464
Birmingham Blitz by Annie Murray It's August, 1939. Genie Watkins, a Birmingham kid, would love to have a proper happy family like her Italian friend, Teresa. But Genie hasn't reckoned with the outbreak of war, her already rocky family being split up and the strangely liberating effect it all has on her mother ...Under Birmingham skies darkened by blackout Genie shares her fears and hopes with Teresa, keeps her spirits up with her nan and glamorous auntie Lil, and tries to hold her family together. And amid it all, she discovers love...Collect the Birmingham set: "Birmingham Rose" and "Birmingham Friends".Read More...Hide Pages: 400
Rogue by Danielle Steel For Maxine Williams, being married to Blake was an amazing adventure. Brilliant, charismatic, and wholly unpredictable, as an entrepreneur he had made millions and grabbed headlines. His only shortcoming was as a husband, and now they have worked out an odd but amicable divorce, and share three children they both adore. Blake gets to keep his globe-trotting lifestyle - dating a succession of beautiful, famous and very young women - while Maxine raises their kids in Manhattan and pursues her passion, working as a child psychiatrist. Then, everything changes...Maxine finds a new love just as a tragedy transforms Blake from carefree playboy to compassionate, responsible grown-up. He wants Maxine in his life again - as a partner in a humanitarian project that could affect countless lives. But Maxine is on the cusp of a new life and almost certain that Blake, a.k.a. the Rogue, is a man capable of doing anything - except change...Or is he?Read More...Hide Pages: 512
Leap of Faith by Danielle Steel Marie-Ange Hawkins has the kind of childhood that most people dream of - freedom, love and security in a beautiful old French chateau. But when she is just eleven, a tragic accident marks the end of her idyllic life. Orphaned and alone, she is sent to America to live with her great-aunt on a farm in Iowa, where she is forced to work while dreaming of returning to her beloved chateau. Only the friendship of a local boy, Billy Parker, offers comfort and hope. When an unexpected visitor brings some startling news, she returns to France and meets the Chateau's new owner, the Comte Bernard de Beauchamp - a dashing widower who invites her into his home, and his heart. For a time they enjoy a magical life together, until Marie-Ange hears a shocking story, so chilling that she can scarcely believe it. Not even her dear friend Billy can help her now, As the darkness gathers around her she must find the courage to take one last, desperate step to save her loved ones...and herself.Read More...Hide Pages: 256
Uff Ye Emotions: A Collection of Award Winning Love Stories by Vinit K. Bansal Perhaps, emotions are the most beautiful things in the world which cannot be seen or even touched. Interestingly, they can only be felt with the heart. Love is the purest and primary among them with its various shades. We all have our own definitions of this magical word, but, its beyond explanation. It is always around us. The very existence of this beautiful universe is founded on love only.
Love has been the most talked about subject since ages and has always come to us through stories and became a part of us. Almost each of us has experienced the magic of this emotion in one form or other in our lives.
Uff Ye Emotions is trying to recapture the magic of love through 12 beautiful award winning stories which were selected after a nation-wide contest..
Stories in this anthology are soaked with intense emotions: Adoration, affection, love, friendship, fondness, attraction, caring, compassion, sentimentality, desire, lust, passion, longing, infatuation, envy, jealousy etc. which truly complete our lives. Love stories from diverse age groups, from different corners of the country and containing different shades of love.
Selected and edited by Vinit K. Bansal, this anthology will certainly enthrall readers and will make them feel the tenderness of this magical thing, called love.
The Sheikh's Rebellious Mistress by Sandra Marton This sheikh takes his revenge! Sheikh Salim al Taj never mixes business with pleasure. But one night with his employee Grace Hudson and his rule is broken - now he wants her exclusively! When Salim ends their passionate affair, he can't believe it when Grace walks out on her job, apparently taking company secrets with her. He resolves to bring his runaway rebellious mistress to heel - slowly, pleasuraby and mercilessy... The Sheikh Tycoons The're Powerful, Passionate - and as sexy as sin!Read More...Hide Pages: 185
A Dilli-Mumbai Love Story by Abhimanyu Jha Anirudh Hirani is an economics graduate from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and Aparajita Pinto is an IIT graduate from Goa. Like a typical Delhi boy, he is rich and rides a Ducati, while she hails from a middle class family and belongs to a different religion.
The differences hardly matter, though, as the two meet and instantly fall in love. They get married and their life together runs smoothly and happily, till the 26/11 Mumbai attacks happen.
Aparajita is trapped inside the Taj Hotel with a friend. Anirudh is devastated when he tries to maintain contact with her and, when he can no longer speak to her, tries desperately to get some news about her. The story switches between time lines and goes back and forth, and readers are exposed to their happy past and their life together, along with the terrifying present that unfolds through the eyes of the media.
The author has written the story in an easy and contemporary style, and the characters and situations are realistic.
Love Was Never Mine by Kunal Bhardwaj Love Was Never Mine takes its readers on a journey through the lives of Rahul and Shreya, and paints a picture of their relationship.
Rahul is a fresh graduate who has just landed on his dream job. An average-looking guy with all the dreams and ambitions that describes every regular young man, Rahul's easy and complacent life is upset by his meeting with Shreya. Although he doesn't believe in love at first sight, he falls for the beautiful Shreya during their first meeting.
Shreya is everything that Rahul is not. She is extremely good looking, obsessed with her appearance, smart, and very materialistic in her views. She already has a boyfriend, but that does not come in the way of Rahul's love for her. He goes out of his way to help her and she utilises him and his willingness to do things to her advantage.
Rahul believes in destiny and is firmly convinced that the universe helps a person if he wants something wholeheartedly. The book goes on to describe the further events in Rahul's life, and whether his love will be reciprocated, or would it go unrequited.
The novel is structured as a series of events that seem to be bound by fate, working towards the final outcome. Set in a corporate background, this story is told from the point of view of an average young man who falls for a glamorous girl whom he has little hope of attracting.
Love @ Facebook by Nikita Singh The social network is the main platform of communication and relationship building among the youth today. It is so easy to exchange a message with your friend who is your next door neighbor through a Facebook status ? in fact, it is easier than going over to her house. So, can romance over the medium of Facebook be far behind?
Love @ Facebook tells the story of a nineteen year old girl who falls in love with a handsome VJ through Facebook. Vatsala Rathore locates the Facebook page of the star, Ronit Oberoi. She starts posting comments on his Wall and soon gets his attention. He responds and soon a relationship develops. They start flirting with each other on Facebook and it turns into what seems to be a mutual obsession. Vatsala hopes one day they will meet and she can make him fall in love with her.
Meanwhile, Vatsala has an admirer closer to home. It is Ankit Rai, who is her best friend. He is in love with her, but does not explicitly tell her how he feels about her. He accepts her as she is and is happy to act as her confidante and close friend.
Vatsala's friends Ankit and Janavi know how she feels about Ronit. She keeps talking about him incessantly. She fondly cherishes the hope that one day their Facebook relationship could turn into a real romance.
Vatsala does realize that Ankit loves her, but she is far too infatuated with the glamorous Ronit. Ankit's love for her is taken for granted and generally ignored.
So, what eventually happens? Does Vatsala realize her dream of a romantic relationship with the gorgeous star? Or will she realize how much Ankit loves her and chose this down to earth relationship?Read More...Hide Pages: 208
14Th Feb: A Love Story by Veena C 14Th Feb: A Love Story, Veena C`s debut novel, is a work of romance fiction. Through the story of Sanjay, it explores the magical and healing quality of love. Sanjay is a young Indian IT professional living a dream life. Armed with years of academic success, he is leading a seemingly perfect life in America, a life marred only by the absence of true love. Just when he thinks he has met the woman of his dreams, his life is shattered to pieces by unforeseen circumstances. A depressed Sanjay returns to his hometown, Chennai, India, only to be transformed into a recluse by his continued misery. But, Valentine's Day has someone special in store for him, an angel in the guise of a loving woman. When all else has failed, true love just might succeed in transforming him back to his successful, happy self.Read More...Hide Pages: 106
"This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else." So begins Fareed Zakaria's important new work on the era we are now entering. Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures. He sees the "rise of the rest"?the growth of countries like China, India, Brazil, Russia, and many others?as the great story of our time, and one that will reshape the world. The tallest buildings, biggest dams, largest-selling movies, and most advanced cell phones are all being built outside the United States. This economic growth is producing political confidence, national pride, and potentially international problems. How should the United States understand and thrive in this rapidly changing international climate? What does it mean to live in a truly global era? Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination.
A Golden Age
A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
Rehana Haque awakes one March morning feeling happy. She is throwing a party for her son and daughter. In the garden of the house she has built, her roses are blooming; her children are almost grown up; and beyond their doorstep, the city is buzzing with excitement after the recent elections.
Change is in the air.
But none of the guests at Rehana's party can foresee what will happen in the days and months that follow. For this is East Pakistan, 1971, a country on the brink of war. And Rehana's life is about to change forever.
Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence, A Golden Age is a story of passion and revolution, of hope, faith, and unexpected heroism. In the chaos of this era, everyone-from student protesters to the country's leaders, from rickshaw-wallahs to the army's soldiers-must make choices. And as she struggles to keep her family safe, Rehana will find herself faced with a heartbreaking dilemma.
Anything for You Ma'am
Anything for You Ma'am by Raheja Tushar
..Tejas can't help falling madly in love with his sister's beautiful best friend Shreya even though she lives at the other end of the nation, in Chennai.and he would do anything for her,even jeopardize his career to travel the length of the country just to meet her.
Thus begins Tejas's extremely eventful and humorous journey where Mr. Fate pits him, as only he can, against Professor Sidhu who would do anything to stop him; and conjures a host of interesting characters who travel some part of his journey with him weaving together extremely witty plots and well, Mr. Fate, it seems, has more roles in his ingenious mind for "Biobull"than just remain a rocking bus...