"A smartly written romance, mystery and historical adventure all wrapped up in a page-turner that will have you guessing until the very end." – Adena Halpern, author of The Ten Best Days of My Life Three years after her husband Max's death, Shelley feels no more adjusted to being a widow than she did that first terrible day. That is, until the doorbell rings. Standing on her front step is a young man who looks so much like Max--same smile, same eyes, same age, same adorable bump in his nose--he could be Max's long-lost relation. He introduces himself as Paolo, an Italian editor of American coffee table books, and shows Shelley some childhood photos. Paolo tells her that the man in the photos, the bearded man who Paolo says is his grandfather though he never seems to age, is Max. Her Max. And he is alive and well. As outrageous as Paolo's claims seem--how could her husband be alive? And if he is, why hasn't he looked her up?--Shelley desperately wants to know the truth. She and Paolo jet across the globe to track Max down--if it is really Max. Along the way, Shelley recounts the European package tour where they had met. As she relives Max's stories of bloody Parisian barricades, medieval Austrian kitchens, and buried Roman boathouses, Shelley begins to piece together the story of who her husband was and what these new revelations mean for her "happily ever after." And as she and Paolo get closer to the truth, Shelley discovers that not all stories end where they are supposed to.
Release on 2015-10-20 | by Don Hahn,Tracey Miller-Zarneke
The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney s Animation Studio
Author: Don Hahn,Tracey Miller-Zarneke
Pubpsher: Disney Editions
BEFORE EVER AFTER is a compilation of never-before-seen lecture notes from classes that were held in preparation for the production of Snow White. Walt knew that to fulfill his once-impossible dream of crafting a feature-length animated film,he had to establish an on-campus art school for his staff. He hand-picked Don Graham, a respected instructor from the Chouinard Art Institute, to hold classes on entertainment, drawing, and acting and was also innovative enough to document the thought process behind the nascent art form of feature animation.Guest lecturers included Frank Lloyd Wright who spoke about art philosophy and USC psychology professor Dr. Boris Morkovin who talked about humor. Previously unseen outside of the Disney studios, these lecture notes contain the wisdom behind the artistry that audiences generation after generation have come to appreciate in Snow White, and this wisdom also provided the artistic foundation for many films to come.
A Deluxe Novelization based on Disney Tangled: The Series--coming to Disney Channel in early 2017! Tangled: The Series on Disney Channel is set between the events of the original film and the start of Tangled Ever After. The series follows the long-locked Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom, and the people of Corona. Realizing there is much more she needs to learn before she can truly accept her royal destiny, Rapunzel puts her crown--and her marriage--on hold to seek out epic adventures, much to the dismay of her father, the King. Accompanying Rapunzel on her journey is the charming Eugene (voiced by Zachary Levi); the plucky chameleon sidekick, Pascal; the no-nonsense horse, Maximus; the Snuggly Duckling pub thugs; and newcomer Cassandra, a tough-as-nails handmaiden who becomes Rapunzel's confidante. This Deluxe Novelization is based on the series, coming to Disney Channel in early 2017. Featuring 8 pages of full-color images from the show, it's perfect for children ages 8 to 12. The long blond hair is back with Disney Tangled: The Series, an animated series that continues the fantastic adventures of Rapunzel and Eugene that began in Disney's 50th animated classic, Tangled.
Relive Rapunzel's journeys with Eugene, Pascal, Maximus, and new characters in the graphic novel–style retelling of the hilarious, highly-anticipated Disney Tangled Before Ever After! Set between the original movie and the brand-new Disney Tangled: The Series, fans rejoin Rapunzel as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom, and the people of Corona. Now a princess, Rapunzel realizes that there is so much to learn about the world before she can truly accept her royal destiny, so she boldly puts her crown and marriage on hold to seek out epic adventures!
Instead of hopeless, I'd much rather view myself as a "hopeful" romantic. In a culture where happily-ever-afters and ladies-in-waiting seem only to be figments of myths and legends, what does a woman do with her longing for an extraordinary love story? Searching for Happily-Ever-After reveals a genuine account of one young lady's quest to wait with God and the breathtaking love story she found there. Amber Gallagher uses humorous and compelling narratives of struggle and triumph as she uncovers how God taught her to be a "lady" in waiting. Hear from this hopeful romantic's heart as she shares valuable life lessons on how you can: Fall in Love with Your First Love Find the Treasure in Singleness Determine God's Dreams for You Become the Woman You Long to Be Be A Part of Your Love Story...Long Before Your Prince Ever Comes Get ready to be inspired and equipped for the adventure that awaits. Instead of wishing the time away, you will learn how to enjoy the journey and to find every ounce of treasure it contains as you discover the truth about Happily-Ever-After.
'Katie Piper has an attitude to life that can make anything bearable. She's a hero' MARIAN KEYES The heartbreaking, inspiring and uplifting story of Katie Piper's journey from recovery to new beginnings, motherhood and finding love. Since the rape and acid attack that left her disfigured, Katie Piper has rebuilt her life one piece at a time. Katie shares her experiences as her life changed in ways she never thought possible. Behind her brave face and public success, Katie's story is as heartbreaking as inspirational, as she faced medical procedures, terrifying flashbacks and fears for the future. But as Katie found her Prince Charming - and became a mother against the odds - she experienced both the wonder and anxiety of starting a new, loving family. You will both smile and cry as you join Katie on her highs and lows. With her trademark warmth, honesty and courage, Katie Piper takes you by the hand through her story, showing that no matter how lost you feel in life, you are never alone. Join Katie this December on her journey to confidence in her new book: CONFIDENCE: THE SECRET 'We could all take a leaf out of Katie's book. She has overcome more than anyone else I know' CHERYL 'Katie is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met' SIMON COWELL
Translated plus Critical Commentary by Harry S. May
Author: J. Hacohen
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
There were several compelling reasons which prompted me to undertake the work of translating and commenting upon the Vale of Tears by Joseph of all, those of Hacohen, the sixteenth century physician and historian. First us who have been teaching in the area of the Middle Ages have noticed over the past several years a distinct upsurge of interest in the field. Consequently, a number of Medieval Institutes, non-denominational in character and attached to major universitites, have sprung up all over the United States trying once more to relate themselves to that age which witnessed - among other things - the unparalleled struggle between two power complexes, the Church and the State. Scholars will also have to consider the Jewish Middle Ages, interconnected with the Christian Middle Ages, which lasted much longer and far beyond the Renaissance in Europe. Most of them tended to gloss over this aspect of Western Civilization which found the Jew in the juggernaut between these two powers. Students of all faiths, ecumenically oriented and truthful to the point of self-abasement are now ready, without a sense of embarrassment, to discuss this long bleak period in the history of European man, where greed, envy, suspicion and religious fanaticism had triumphed over reason and piety. Yet, beyond all of this, there was another consideration which guided me in doing this tedious and often frustrating work: the knowledge of Hebrew has been on the decline in this country.