Author: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Harper Collins
She's been called "side-splittingly funny" (Publishers Weekly), "a blast of fresh air" (Washington Post), and "a winner" (Glamour). She is, of course, Janet Evanovich, the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum mystery series. Now available for the first time in more than a decade comes Love Overboard, the hilarious story of a sinfully handsome schooner captain and the spirited woman who agrees to work on his cruise ship. It's a classic novel of comic mayhem from the incomparable Janet Evanovich.
Author: Bev Dulson
A story of love, friendship & cruise ships. The love of Lucie's life comes back to find her, but has he missed the boat? Travel Agents, Lucie and Zoey have a ball onboard 'Oceania' sailing around the Caribbean on a working holiday. Lucie falls for Nick, a member of the entertainment team. After two weeks of total passion Lucie finds herself back home, without Nick...Five years later Lucie has moved on and is in a new relationship, but she's never quite forgotten the man who made her heart race like no other. Nick decides he's had enough of life on the ocean wave and heads home, with Lucie, the girl who he thinks may just be the one that got away at the forefront of his mind. Lucie thinks her life is pretty sorted, until Nick returns and she has to decide who really is the man for her...it's not all plain sailing.
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet. In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across the blue waters of the Gulf Stream to sun-drenched Bermuda. The new crew included forty-six-year-old Kathy Gilchrist, seventy-year-old Ron Burd, and thirty-four-year-old Chris Ferrer. Although Tighe had made the trip forty-eight times, with Reidy accompanying him on twenty of those voyages, the rest of the crew had joined to learn more about offshore sailing. Four days into the voyage, an enormous storm struck, sweeping two of the crew into the towering sea. The remaining crewmembers managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was slowly torn apart by the rampaging ocean. Overboard! follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of both those still on the boat and those fighting for their lives in the sea. The Coast Guard, alerted to the Almeisan’s distress, rushed to the storm-tossed scene. Their ensuing search and rescue mission proved so spectacularly difficult and dangerous that it was later selected—from among thousands of incidents—as the Guard’s search and rescue case of the year. Highly trained helicopter pilots and rescue swimmers alike found themselves in almost as much trouble as those trapped by the ferocious ocean. By turns tragic, thrilling, and deeply inspiring, Overboard! is a riveting, fast-paced story of death and survival at sea—amazing, unforgettable, and all true.
Author: Christina Skye
Publisher: Island Books
Carolina Sullivan needs a man's body bad.... Only the most gorgeous hunk will save fast-track photographer Carly Sullivan's job, but finding the right man isn't easy when you're on a ship in the middle of the Caribbean and the model you hired turns out to be a disaster. With her hopes sinking faster than the Titanic, Carly spots the most beautiful man she's ever seen. Ford McKay swears he's a rancher from Wyoming, but Carly has her suspicions. Then all hell breaks loose in their island paradise and the sexy stranger is all that protects Carly from a hail of bullets. Ford McKay knows that mixing business and pleasure can be murder, and he's not about to compromise his current mission for an obstinate redhead who can't forget her camera for a nanosecond. But when Carly is wounded, the rugged Navy SEAL can't just walk away. As fate forces the two into excruciatingly close quarters, Ford finds his heart taking a tumble. Soon the straight-arrow SEAL discovers that with the right woman, going overboard can be unforgettable. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Sarah Smiley
In 1999, Sarah was a typical bride-to-be, flustered with wedding details. Then the groom called. “I don’t want you to panic, but I might not be able to come to our wedding....” So began Sarah Smiley’s life as a military wife. As a former Navy brat herself, Sarah knew better than anyone that weddings and funerals—even childbirth!—take a backseat to Uncle Sam. But just as the young, nationally syndicated columnist was getting comfortable with the military wife’s routine, her husband was sent away for an unexpected deployment. What followed was a true test of strength and wit. From getting locked out of the house in cowgirl pajamas to wrestling with the temptation of infidelity, Sarah exposes it all with candor, heart—and knowing humor.
Author: Sarah Weeks
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From morning to night, a young child playfully grabs and throws items, including a bathtime rubber ducky and snacktime raisins.
Author: Francis Chan
Publisher: David C Cook
Revised & Updated Edition! God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it? It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong. Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything. Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com.
Author: Chip Dunham
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
Cartoons follow the humorous adventures of the captain and crew of the pirate ship Revenge
Author: J.A. Jance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Roger McGeary, a brilliant software engineer, has gifted himself with an upscale cruise in honor of his fortieth birthday. When he falls to his death from the balcony of his stateroom suite, the incident is quickly declared a suicide. Only his maiden aunt, a tough-as-nails woman who runs a race horse refuge refuses to take "case closed" for an answer and turns to Ali Reynolds at High Noon Enterprises to look into the situation.
My Dearest Love
Author: J. B. Carpenter
My Dearest Love is a Romance and Adventure Novel that is based on a true story. The main character Rob is working aboard ship, and while sailing around the world he is searching for his Soul Mate, or what he calls "My Dearest Love." There are many types of relationship discussed in this book, such as Shipmates, Co-Workers, Romantic Encounters, and how an American Black Man is received in many of the Third World Countries. Just how far a person would go just to find "True Love" is clearly expressed in this story. What it feels like to be betrayed in several way is also expressed, the harsh reality of how cold and lonely the heart feels when being betrayed.how it feels to always just miss when it comes to Love & Happiness. Our story brings to life the empty feeling of never being able to find that which you search after the most, "True Love." The daily struggle of the women and girls of the Third World Countries is expressed. Most of them are jobless, homeless, and dreaming of a better life. Rob don't mind looking for his Dearest Love in these Countries, he feels that all women of the world should be treated like the most precious gift that God ever made just for man. Rob treats these women with the same respect that he has for all the women of the world. The thrill of visiting a country for the very first time is expressed in our story, and how people are all the same no matter their color or what country they live in. There are so many thoughts that goes through a Sailor's mind while spending weeks at sea, with nothing to make you smile but memories of the good times in the last port.
Author: Hank Searls
Publisher: Open Road Media
It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation for a hard-working lawyer and his wife, but one slip and what begins as an adventure quickly becomes terrifying. When Mitch Gordon opens his eyes to find his wife missing in the middle of the ocean, he panics. He is seventy miles from Tahiti on a forty-foot ketch and there is no sign of help. Join Hank Searls, the creator of Jaws 2 and Jaws the Revenge, in this beautiful but frightening tale of love, trust, and survival.
Author: Brett Archibald
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
"Solitude is terrifying and awe-inspiring in Alone." —The Wall Street Journal In April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald was on board a surf-charter boat, making a night-time crossing of the remote Mentawai Strait off Sumatra, Indonesia. In the middle of a storm, ill with severe food poisoning, he blacked out. When he came to, he found himself in the raging sea, sixty miles from shore. As Brett saw the lights of his boat disappearing into the darkness, it became clear that no one had seen him fall, and that no one would hear his shouts for help. He was alone in the ocean. It would be eight hours before his friends realized he was missing. At that point a frantic search began for a single man somewhere in thousands of square miles of heaving waves. The rough weather meant that no planes or helicopters could assist in the search. According to the experts, he should have died within ten to fourteen hours. Instead, Brett battled Portuguese man o' war and jellyfish, sharks, seagulls, and the stormy seas for more than 28 hours. Alone is the remarkable tale of his miraculous survival and rescue. It is also the story of what it takes to defy extraordinary odds and the incredible power of the human spirit.
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories. Jr Lib Guild. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.
Author: Morris Gleitzman
The best fiction for the Key Stage 3 classroom!