Harper Collins USA Great Houses on a Budget Trulove James Grayson
Featuring products from such diverse locations as California, North Carolina, Oregon, Connecticut, Virginia, Kentucky, and more, Great Houses on a Budget presents beautiful houses from top architects, each held to high design standards but modest budgets
The record-holding two-time NBA champion and recently inducted hall-of-famer reflects on his work ethic, his on-the-court friendships and rivalries, the great teams he's played for, and what it takes to have a long and successful career in this thoughtful, in-depth memoir • Playing in the NBA for eighteen years, Ray Allen won championships with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat and entered the record books as the original king of the three-point shot. Known as one of the hardest-working and highest-achieving players in NBA history, this most dedicated competitor was legendary for his sharp shooting. From the Outside, complete with a foreword by Spike Lee, is his story in his words: a no-holds-barred look at his life and career, filled with behind-the-scenes stories and surprising revelations about the game he has always cherished
A home by the lake or sea, a refuge by the water's edge, is the romantic dream of almost every homeowner. But the technical and aesthetic challenges of waterside construction place unique demands on the builder. Through exquisite photography and detailed architectural plans, this volume explores innovative residential designs from around the globe to illustrate how top architectural firms have met those challenges and created some of the most strikingly beautiful homes in the world
What makes an otherwise sane woman appear on a reality TV show? Especially one as drastic as Ugly Duckling? For Audra Marks, the last straw comes when she loses her shot with handsome Art Bradshaw to the prettier and lighter-skinned Esmeralda Prince. Audra's always lived in a classic movies fantasy world of diva dames and handsome heroes, where the costumes are gorgeous, the good guys always win, and love always triumphs. But now, her heart broken, she's decided to do anything to get back her man and show her hypercritical mother she can pretty up with the best of them in the bargain. After all, if the folks at Ugly Duckling can transform a homely, buck-toothed white girl into a ravishing beauty, just think what they'll be able to do with Audra! But until she truly believes she's beautiful inside, it won't matter how hot and pretty they make the outside package
What if you wished you were a monarch and then you became one? Could you transform from a caterpillar into a butterfly, and learn to fly? And would you want to? Find out! • Ranger Rick explorers can learn all about monarch butterflies in this reader full of fascinating facts, vivid wildlife photographs, a Wild Words glossary, and a hands-on activity that teaches kids how to chart the life cycle of the monarch • Ranger Rick, the iconic raccoon ambassador from Ranger Rick magazines, engages young readers by comparing and contrasting the life of the monarch to the life of the reader. For example—when explaining how monarch butterflies eat, a call-out from Ranger Rick asks: do you sip juice through a straw? • Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Monarch Butterfly is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences
This lavishly illustrated volume displays dozens of the most spectacular residential interiors created in recent years. Located all over the world, they are set apart by their imaginative and innovative design, as well as their use of the latest technologies in construction, newly developed sophisticated materials, and furnishings from leading designers • Whether it's one room or an entire house, "New Interiors" is sure to provide lots of inspiration on decorating the home
Landing on national bestseller lists and selling well over 3 million copies, The Vampire Diaries are classics of thrilling paranormal romance. The Vampire Diaries series has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers - and the CW show that it inspired promises to introduce millions more to the chills, thrills and star-crossed love. This volume is the second in a new trilogy in this breathtaking saga of love among the vampires • Elena Gilbert has never been an ordinary teenager. After falling in love with the irresistible vampires Stefan and Damon Salvatore, she fought evil, became a vampire, died, returned from the dead and managed to save Stefan from the Dark Dimension. And now Elena must face a terrifying new danger
It's Christmas and time to deliver the presents... but Santa isn't feeling well! Who can save not just the day, but Christmas? It's all good... hilarious and loveable Pete the Cat is here! • Pete the Cat is back, and this time it's Santa who needs his help! • When Santa isn't feeling good, someone needs to deliver the presents! Pete the Cat can help, because even when you're small, when it comes to Christmas, you give it your all • Join US bestseller Pete the Cat in this rockin twist on The NIght Before Christmas
Search for over 140 sights on trip in France with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to look all around, from signs on the road to stopping off in towns or villages, in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them • What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features • Vibrant colour coded photographs • Learn facts about France’s transport, attractions and shops • Points to score from common sights like motorway sign (5 points) to top spots such as a converted van (40 points) • Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books – discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series!
The bestselling author of The Madonnas of Leningrad returns with a breathtaking novel of love, madness, and devotion set against the extravagant royal court of eighteenth-century St. Petersburg • Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, an eccentric dreamer who cares little for social conventions, falls in love with Andrei, a charismatic soldier and singer in the Empress's Imperial choir. Though husband and wife adore each other, their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenia's growing obsession with having a child - a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then a tragic vision comes true, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief, undergoing a profound transformation that alters the course of her life
Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me, returns to Texas with a tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match and falls harder than a ton of red-hot bricks... There's nothing like fleeing Miami to ruin a girl's day. Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine Beau Junger decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half sister the one with the perfect life sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride... and seduceBeau's military-issue socks off... The Marine Corps was Beau's escape from his old man's legacy of naval heroism and serial philandering, but no amount of training could prepare him for the day he looked in the mirror and saw his father staring back
Jack Ryan always wanted to play pro ball. But he couldn't hit a curveball, so he turned his attention to less legal pursuits. A tough guy who likes walking the razor's edge, he's just met his match and more in Nancy. She's a rich man's plaything, seriously into thrills and risk, and together she and Jack are pure heat ready to explode. But when simple housebreaking and burglary give way to the deadly pursuit of a really big score, the stakes suddenly skyrocket. Because violence and double-cross are the name of this game and it's going to take every ounce of cunning Jack and Nancy possess to survive... each other
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