Author: Danielle Steel
From Manhattan to Paris and all the way to Tehran, Danielle Steel weaves a powerfully compelling story that reminds us how challenging and unpredictable life can be—and how the bonds of family hold us together. FAMILY TIES Annie Ferguson was a bright young Manhattan architect with a limitless future—until a single phone call changed the course of her life forever. Overnight, she became the mother to her sister’s three orphaned children, keeping a promise she never regretted making, even if it meant putting her own life indefinitely on hold. Now, at forty-two, still happily single with a satisfying career and a family that means everything to her, Annie is suddenly facing an empty nest. With her nephew and nieces now grown and confronting challenges of their own, she must navigate a parent’s difficult passage between helping and letting go. The eldest, twenty-eight-year-old Liz, an overworked editor in a high-powered job at Vogue, has never allowed any man to come close enough to hurt her. Ted, at twenty-four a serious law student, is captivated by a much older woman with children, who is leading him much further than he wants to go. And the impulsive youngest, twenty-one-year old Katie, is an art student about to make a choice that will lead her to a world she is in no way prepared for but determined to embrace. Then, when least expected, a chance encounter changes Annie’s life again in the most surprising direction of all. . . .
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Yearling Books
"'I'm the greatest family member you'll ever meet.' Kevin Spencer has a history of big ideas going completely awry. This time around, it's personal--suddenly he's kind of in charge of a double wedding in his backyard, and a whole tribe of wacky relatives is crowding him out of his own house"--
Family, Ties and Care
Author: Hans Bertram, Nancy Ehlert
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Families international – the new milestone How may care be secured—particularly in ageing societies, how may families, relatives and friends support each other and live together beyond market reasons? How can social welfare be secured? How do different countries and different cultures solve the problems they may or may not, now or in days to come, share with other countries and cultures? Families, as is found in this publication by internationally renowned experts, are the base and well of society’s fortune in a humane paradigm. Furthermore, it is the very backbone of lifelong solidarity in inter-generational relations, and the very place where the readiness of taking on care and responsibility are experienced and learned. The publication’s underlying idea opens up two perspectives: on the one hand, differences and similarities in family life forms are chiselled out on the base of an international cooperation. Simultaneously, the international authors are called upon to express their ideas about their own country’s future more distinctly and clearly; thus, distinctions and similarities of the respective paths of development are rather easily perceived.
Westin Family Ties
Author: Alice Sharpe
Cody Westin had been a man on a mission since the moment his wife, Cassie, walked away under a cloud of secrecy. She had her reasons, but a Westin never gives up without a fight. So when, after six long months, he was reunited with the woman he'd sworn to love, honor and cherish, it was her very pregnant belly and the fact that she'd been accused of unspeakable crimes that made him realize just how much had changed. Knowing she'd be safer by his side, they headed back to Wyoming and the life Cassie seemed desperate to leave behind. Unfortunately, danger followed, and now Cody not only had a marriage to protect, but the lives of those who mattered most. Would the trouble bring them closer together—or tear their newfound family apart?
Preserving Family Ties
Author: Mark David Roseman Ph.D. CFLE
Publisher: WestBow Press
Preserving Family Ties was not written to give you a formula for action. Rather, this is a guidebook for understanding. It was written to give a clearer understanding of the complexity in child custody when parents separate. This book provides you the historical context for the changes you experience, and what you may fear. I have written this book to offer parents and professionals that context in which the new reality unfolds. It was written to help you understand that one can move forward best when they a) acknowledge your feelings as you endure so many life changes, often abrupt and unexpected; b) recognize the obstacles and options in the child custody and divorce process; and c) seek support from family, friends, community resources to affect the best transition for you and your children. There is no magic wand to solve problems that parents may encounter, real or imaginary. However, our imagination can play havoc with this journey of family transition. The future we prefer for our children, for each parent, for grandparents and other extended family members, can be far better than imagined.
Author: Gaiutra Bahadur
Author: Eric Hobbs
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Hoping to secure a future for his three children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire among his heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This proves to be a fatal mistake, as his cold-blooded daughters use their new-found power and influence against him. An epic tale of betrayal and loss, this engrossing graphic novel is a mix of King Lear and The Godfather in the dramatic setting of Alaska.
Author: Christine Rimmer
Publisher: Harlequin Books
A trio of sensual stories follows the lives of the three Bravo men--Cash, Nate, and Zach--as they unexpectedly find love and romance with three very unforgettable women. Reprint.
Breaking Family Ties
Author: Michelle D. Cook-Hall
There is a real epidemic occurring in our society that is keeping people oppressed within the walls of their own mind. In a simple moment of time, your life can completely change by a recurring negative thought. Words spoken over your life as a child can affect your life now. Breaking Family Ties will explore the power of words over your life, and what you can do to be free. Be free to fulfill your purpose and follow your dreams. You can be free from the bondage of unspoken and spoken curses upon your life. Freedom is a right and is not unattainable. Breaking Family Ties descriptively goes through different stages in life that can trigger negative ties. By the end of this book, you will discover the tools necessary to see the walls come down.
Family Ties That Bind
Author: Dr. Ronald W. Richardson
Publisher: Self-Counsel Press
Improve your personal relationships. Most people’s lives are complicated by family relationships. Birth order, our parents’ relationship, and the “rules” we were brought up with can affect our self-esteem and relationships with spouses, children, and other family members. Family of Origin therapy and techniques can help you create better relationships. This easy-to-read, practical book explains how families function and what you can do to change the way you act in your family and with other people. Exercises show how to apply the principles to your own situation and develop a more positive approach to all aspects of your life. Topics covered include: * What makes it so difficult to be myself with my family? * How is my relationship with my spouse affected by how my family acted when I was a child? * Will my parents still love me if I let them know my real feelings? * How has my birth order and my gender affected my personality? * What birth order in a spouse is the best match for me? * Why do I always feel rejected when my spouse disagrees with me? * How can I change the way I react? * What role does my family history play in my life? * How can I improve my communication skills? Step-by-step exercises show how to make contact with “lost” family members, how to interview relatives to develop a clearer picture of how each member fits into the family tree, and how to find different and better ways of dealing with family relationships. Professionals will also find this book a useful companion to their therapy sessions with clients.
Family Ties and Aging
Author: Ingrid Arnet Connidis
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
This advanced textbook covers issues of family ties and aging broadly, the goal being to provide an integrated and thorough representation of what we know from the current research. Whereas books on families and aging have traditionally focused on ties to a spouse and to children and grandchildren, Family Ties & Aging is more extensive and more reflective of contemporary society. The text includes groups and relationships that typically receive short shrift, exploring such neglected populations as single, divorced, and childless older people and their family relationships, as well as sibling relationships among the elderly, live-in partnerships not formalized by marriage, and the kinds of family ties forged by gay and lesbian persons over the life course. The book weaves the vast range of information we now have about the many facets of family relationships and aging into a critical, comprehensive, and integrated whole.
Author: John Logan
Publisher: Temple University Press
A challenging look at the way relationships between parents and their adult children remain strong in the midst of social change.
Author: Lois Wyse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Celebrates the complexities and uniqueness of family love in a collection of stories and anecdotes that explore how family life changes, grows, and is enriched over time.
Author: L. Tom Perry
Publisher: Deseret Book
Author: Bonnie K. Winn
WHAT'S FAMILY FOR? Cindy Thompson had moved all the way across Texas to escape her infatuation with her future brother-in-law. But now that Flynn Mallory was widowed—and she was his lone relative—Cindy could no longer turn her back on him. And his pint-size triplets sorely needed her love, even if their daddy didn't…. Fast-track Flynn never guessed he'd relocate to a sleepy town like Rosewood, let alone set foot in church after all these years. Even more miraculous, he and the girls felt right at home there, thanks to Cindy. But Flynn had yet to discover that the one thing he needed to heal his battered heart was closer than he ever imagined….