Author: Wendy Leigh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439155305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6926

A heartwarming, in-depth portrait of the beloved star whose sensational performances in Dirty Dancing and Ghost seduced a generation, and whose courage in the face of illness captivated millions For almost thirty years, Patrick Swayze has been an American icon of masculinity and sex appeal, strong but sensitive, romantic yet dangerous. In this intimate and revealing biography, New York Times bestselling author Wendy Leigh shares the inspiring untold story of Patrick's incredible life: his show business childhood, his fairy-tale love affair with wife Lisa Niemi, his catapult into alcoholism after his father's untimely death, the daredevil exploits that almost killed him, and his courageous fight against pancreatic cancer, a fight that has off-ered hope and encouragement to others grap-pling with similar life-threatening illnesses. Ever since the steamy low-budget film Dirty Dancing skyrocketed Patrick to fame and cemented his place in the hearts of audiences around the world, he has been one of our most cherished public figures. Based on interviews with countless sources who have never spoken about Patrick before -- from the Texas beauty who shared his first kiss, to the woman he almost married, to the manager who worked closely with him from his teen idol days until his romantic tour de force in Ghost -- and many more, Leigh unveils surprising details about the charismatic actor's life on- and off-screen. Beginning with his training as a dancer with his choreographer mother and spanning his remarkable -- and at times challenging -- career, this groundbreaking biography of the un-forgettable entertainer is the mesmerizing, enduring, and definitive story of a man who captured our hearts.
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Roman

Author: Judith Lennox

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492967639

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3310

Zu ihrem 75. Geburtstag hat sich Esme etwas Besonderes ausgedacht: Sie versammmelt ihre gesamte Familie in dem einstigen Herrenhaus »Rosindell«. Doch trotz der traumhaften Kulisse mag keine feierliche Stimmung aufkommen, zu viele traurige Erinnerungen stecken in den Wänden des alten Gemäuers ... Alles begann mit einem Tanz, für Esme der schönste Tanz ihres Lebens – ausgerechnet Devlin, für den sie schon seit Kindertagen schwärmte, forderte sie auf der Verlobungsfeier ihrer Schwester Camilla auf. Wie glücklich sie damals war! Doch dies sollte sich als der größte Irrtum ihres Lebens erweisen, denn mit dem Tanz nahm eine unheilvolle Liebesgeschichte ihren Lauf, die noch immer in ihrer Familie nachklingt. Bis Esme sich an ihrem Geburtstag entschließt, dem Fluch ein Ende zu setzen ...
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Author: Katie Peterson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452071008

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 9969

Gracie is an average 16 year old girl that’s just like you and me except the fact that her best friend in the world is a famous dancer and actor. Shh! Don’t tell anyone though. When her parents died when she was just 4 years old due to a drunk driver, her godmother Melissa, and her parents best friends Jason and Rebecca Baylor take it upon themselves to raise her. Through the years the relationship between Gracie and Jason continues to grow stronger and stronger from the moment he taught her to dance. But will Gracie continue to dance when tragedy strikes?
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A mesmerising tale of love, betrayal and shocking secrets

Author: Judith Lennox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384156

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 9526

The world is changing, but can a family change with it? Spanning the twentieth century, One Last Dance is a story of sibling rivalry, heartbreak, betrayal and forgiveness from acclaimed writer Judith Lennox. Perfect for fans of Tracy Rees, Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Downton Abbey. 'I have fallen completely in love with Judith Lennox's writing - she's a fantastic storyteller!' Jill Mansell 'Completely unputdownable... a lovely, entrancing book' - New Books Magazine As the twentieth century draws to a close, Esme Reddaway knows that she must uncover the truth. A truth that began during the First World War when Devlin Reddaway fell passionately in love with Esme's elder sister, Camilla, and promised to rebuild his ancestral home, Rosindell, for her. But the war changes everything and Devlin returns to England to find that Camilla is engaged to someone else. Angry and vengeful, he marries Esme, who has been secretly in love with him for years. Esme tries to win Devlin's heart by reviving the annual summer dance. But as the years pass she fears that Rosindell has a malign influence on those who live there, and the revelation of a shocking secret on the night of the dance at Rosindell tears her life apart. Decades later, it is she who must lay the ghosts of Rosindell to rest. What readers are saying about One Last Dance: 'A book you can lose yourself in' 'This is a gentle, nostalgic story with enough action to keep the reader engaged with fantastic descriptions of both time and place that add to the richness of this read' 'A story of sibling rivalry, jealousy and betrayal, of families and the ties that bind, of forgiveness and mostly of love; One Last Dance is a wonderfully nostalgic and romantic read'
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Author: Eileen Goudge

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453222987

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

View: 580

A shocking murder forces a family to come to terms with its past Each of Lydia Seagrave’s daughters is unhappy in her own way. Although a successful novelist, Daphne is professionally stunted and bored with her doctor husband. Her sister Kitty, the owner of a small California tea room, feels empty without a child. And Alex, the youngest, is a recent divorcée who is having trouble just paying her rent. When the three girls return home for their parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary, they hardly expect to be confronted with murder. Their father is dead, and Lydia was found with the smoking gun. As she goes on trial the three sisters struggle to solve the mystery of why their mother, a seemingly devoted wife, would murder their father in cold blood, uncovering family secrets that threaten to tear them all apart and confronting their own unhappiness along the way. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Eileen Goudge including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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Author: Claire Harrison

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 9780373107698

Category:

Page: 190

View: 2442

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It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love : a Novel

Author: Mardo Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964924147

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

View: 3105

After a distinguished career as journalist and author (for which he won an Ohioana Library Award), Mardo Williams completed the first draft of this novel at age 95. He asked his daughters, Kay and Jerri (both writers), to finish the book if he could not. He died a few weeks later. His daughters honored their father's wishes.
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Author: Harlan Flick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977740311

Category:

Page: 184

View: 6236

If you could step back in time thousands of years to the Stone Age, would you do it? If you could journey to one of the most remote and isolated geographic regions in the world, could you bring yourself to make such a trip? Come join the 1980 expedition as six intrepid travelers journey to visit the head hunting tribesmen of Irian Jaya where pigs are traded for wives, where self mutilation is expected, and ritual wars are fought to appease the ghosts of the dead. Come join us in the land where Michael Rockefeller died. Welcome to the Baliem Valley, land of the Dani tribes.
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Author: Linda Weaver Clarke

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781725164871

Category:

Page: 242

View: 9766

Felicity Brooks is a talented artist but her career is cut short when her father passes away. Realizing the importance of family, she travels home to care for her mother. When Felicity meets their new neighbor, a fine-looking bachelor, she soon discovers that he is hiding his true identity. Nicholas Adams is on a quest. But that is not all. When she finds out that someone is after a valuable heirloom...a precious treasure that her father discovered in his attic, her life takes a new turn.
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Roman

Author: Iris Fox

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3958182364

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 9800

Wenn Welten aufeinander prallen: Der Urknall der ersten großen Liebe Lea und Aidan könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein. Lea pendelt zwischen dem Ballettunterricht, dem Aushilfsjob und dem alkoholabhängigen Vater in ihrer kleinen Wohnung. Aidan fährt seinen Ford Granada von Party zu Party und seine ärgste Sorge ist eigentlich nur, wie er die nächste Bettgeschichte klar machen kann. Lea ist eine Außenseiterin, die heimlich für Aidan, den Player und Bad Boy schlechthin, schwärmt. Und doch scheint das Schicksal einen anderen Plan für sie zu haben. Denn nachdem er ihr eines Abends in einer gefährlichen Situation ungeahnt zur Hilfe eilt, ist nichts mehr wie vorher. Die Funken sprühen gewaltig. Aber hat ihre zarte Liebe überhaupt eine Chance? Von Iris Fox sind bei Forever erschienen: Love Happens - Zwei sind einer zu viel Drei Tage Glück Just one dance - Lea & Aidan
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Die Geschichte meines Lebens

Author: Patrick Swayze,Lisa Niemi Swayze

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492962149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7682

Die Reaktionen auf den Tod Patrick Swayzes waren weltweit von überwältigender Anteilnahme. Kollegen, Freunde und Millionen Fans huldigten dem Schauspieler, dem mit »Dirty Dancing« der internationale Durchbruch gelang. Zusammen mit seiner großen Liebe Lisa Niemi hat er sein Leben aufgeschrieben: Er erzählt von seinen Erfolgen, seinen Abstürzen, seiner Sucht, seiner Krankheit. Dieses Buch ist nicht nur beeindruckendes Zeugnis vom Kampf eines Unbeugsamen gegen den tödlichen Krebs. Es ist eine Hommage an die Liebe und das Leben. »Habe ich in dieser Welt ein Zeichen gesetzt? Dieses Buch habe ich geschrieben, um ebendies herauszufinden« (Patrick Swayze). Zur offiziellen Fan-Website: http://www.patrickswayze.net/.
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Roman

Author: Jonathan Tropper

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426422905

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7086

Drew Silver hat die Nase voll von seinem Leben. Einst war er ein gefeierter Rockstar, verheiratet und glücklich. Mittlerweile liegt sein Erfolg als Musiker Jahrzehnte zurück, seine Frau hat ihn verlassen und seine siebzehnjährige Tochter ist schwanger. Zu allem Übel sitzt er auch noch im Versailles fest – einem heruntergekommenem Motel, in dem desillusionierte Ex-Männer ein trostloses Dasein fristen. Silver hat akzeptiert, dass sein Leben keine positive Wendung mehr nehmen wird. Und so verweigert er nach einem Zusammenbruch die Zustimmung zu einer lebensrettenden Operation. Schließlich gibt es nichts, was ihn noch im Leben hält. Oder?
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Author: J. S. Williams

Publisher: J S Williams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 21

View: 875

The Last Dance is based on a true story about a murderer who is desperate to escape from the county jail before he is convicted and sent to death row. The brave efforts of the law men charged with guarding him and a heroic inmate prove to be his undoing. This is part 4 of the series, Tales From the County Jail.
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Author: Julie Richard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465398333

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 78

View: 862

Beatrice had finally found people with whom she could spend boring nights. People who needed to get out, socialize, and have fun, just like her! She needed that. She needed kids like her who could teach her how to have a good time in a village that had nothing but woods, deserted streets, and a huge beach. Beatrice had grown fond of that beach. So close to home, that place could go from a paradise in the daytime where one could bathe in the sun, swim, breathe in fresh air, and relax to a play area at night where one could meet up with friends, express, and experiment. A gang like the one Beatrice was in would intimidate most, but fortunately for Beatrice, her cousin Claudette was part of it and a very good friend now. Besides, that gang had introduced her to the best part of her life now. This thing was better than world peace; this was sacred, and everyone in her gang was doing it: weed. Based on a true story, The Last Dance is about Beatrice Orchard: a teenager trapped in a dysfunctional family searching in her small conventional village back in the late 1960s for a way to forget her problems at home.
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Author: Lisa Selvidge

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0955985617

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 7196

In 1984, Johnny East, a dancer, is invited to West Berlin by mad Alice, an English girl living a bohemian life in the city at the heart of the Cold War. Alice is besotted with Johnny but on a trip to the East one day, Johnny meets and falls in love with a Russian tightrope walker in East Berlin. They begin an affair that leaves a trail of East-West transits, both legal and illegal, including one of the most daring crossings of the Berlin Wall. Twenty years on Johnny is the director of an aerial company and with an exciting new performance returns to Berlin, a new vibrant city, to face the ghosts of the past, the present, and Alice. The Last Dance over the Berlin Wall is a story of young love, decadence and tragedy in the walled-in city of West Berlin.
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Author: Fiona McIntosh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857975994

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7645

Would you risk everything for love? Stella Myles is suddenly impoverished through a family crisis and becomes forced to make ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess for the wealthy Ainsworth family in Sussex. But nothing is as straightforward as it first seems. In entering the mansion of Harp's End, Stella encounters a family with more secrets than most. She struggles to fit in above or below stairs - although nothing proves so challenging as restraining the illicit love that ignites between herself and the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth. When Douglas announces that they are all to voyage aboard a cruise ship bound for Morocco, tensions reach new heights and finally bubble over. Stella finds herself caught up in a family at war and in a world on the edge of another. She is now the keeper of an incendiary document smuggled out of Berlin, one which must reach London at all costs. From the rolling green hills of the Kentish Weald to the colourful alleys and bazaars of Morocco, this is a thrilling story of intrigue and danger - and a passion to risk dying for.
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