A Secret Life

A Secret Life

Author: Barbara Dunlop

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426857102

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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This is one crime that mystery writer Joan Bateman can't solve herself As far as Joan Bateman is concerned, life as she's known it is over. For years she's lived with a dual identity. The people of Indigo know her simply as their neighbor, but to crime-mystery readers, she's the bestselling author Jules Burrell. But once her secret is leaked, the media, her fans and Anthony Verdun, her New York agent, all descend on the sleepy little town. Anthony is bent on using the publicity to promote Joan's latest book, but it's when the plot turns out to be more fact than fiction and the murderer sets his sights on Joan that the relationship between author and agent becomes much more personal.

The Secret Life of Prince Charming

The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Author: Deb Caletti

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439159270

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 948

Maybe it was wrong, or maybe impossible, but I wanted the truth to be one thing. One solid thing. Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist -- after all, she's the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped, Quinn starts to think maybe there really are no good men. It doesn't help that she's gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her formerly absent father. He's a little bit of a lot of things: charming, selfish, eccentric, lazy...but he's her dad, and Quinn's just happy to have him around again. Until she realizes how horribly he's treated the many women in his life, how he's stolen more than just their hearts. Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she's never met and the little sister she'll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father's wrongs...and in doing so, begin to uncover what they're really looking for: the truth. Once again, Deb Caletti has created a motley crew of lovably flawed characters who bond over the shared experiences of fear, love, pain, and joy -- in other words, real life.

BURIED SECRETS

BURIED SECRETS

Author: Savi McKenzie-Smith

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789013405

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

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Do you have a secret? No? Think again... Using simple language for the everyday reader, Buried Secrets gives descriptive accounts from real people who have been depressed with who they are, and how they’ve changed their personality for the better using psychotherapy or ‘the talking cure’. Regardless of age, unwelcome feelings from early memories can return to haunt the present and cause distress, anxiety, mild depression and feelings of revenge. Section one recounts reconstructed stories that indicate how some older people have conquered this and improved their lifestyle, while section two tells of changes made by younger people for the better. The book states that cognitive, positive attributions are memorised and recalled - so why not negative ones? They can be negotiated with and worked through, either with or without support. One can learn that through grieving these feelings, forgiving and moving forward can enhance your life. Buried Secrets leads the way to a brighter future. As Savi says: “Many people and especially the young, undergo emotional suffering through not being able to sort out their problems without some support. Medication relieves anxiety and stress, but does not get to the root of the problem like ‘the talking cure’.”

The Secret Life Of Secrets

The Secret Life Of Secrets

Author: Michael Slepian

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472145130

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 826

'If you've ever wondered why we keep secrets and what motivates us to spill them, look no further' Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again An eye-opening look at why we keep the secrets we keep, how to better understand and cope with them, and when (and how) we should bring them to light. Think of a secret that you're keeping from others. It shouldn't take long. Psychologist Michael Slepian finds that, on average, we are keeping as many as thirteen secrets at any given time. His research, involving more than 50,000 participants from around the world, shows that we most frequently keep secrets about lies we've told, ambitions, addictions, mental health challenges, hidden relationships and financial struggles. Our secrets can weigh heavily upon us. Yet the burden of secrecy rarely stems from the work it takes to keep a secret hidden. Rather, the weight of our secrets comes from carrying them alone. Whether we are motivated to protect our reputation, a relationship, a loved one's feelings, or some personal or professional goal, one thing is clear: holding back some part of our inner world is often lonely and isolating. But it doesn't have to be. Filled with fresh insight into one of the most universal - yet least understood - aspects of human behaviour, The Secret Life of Secrets sheds fascinating new light on questions like: At what age do children develop the cognitive capacity for secrecy? Do all secrets come with the same mental load? How can we reconcile our secrets with our human desires to relate, connect and be known? When should we confess and to whom? And can keeping certain types of secrets actually enhance our well-being? Drawing on over a decade of original research, this book reveals the surprising ways in which secrets pervade our lives, and offers science-based strategies that make them easier to live with. The result is a rare window into the inner workings of our minds, our relationships and our sense of who we are.

You're Only As Sick As Your Secrets

You're Only As Sick As Your Secrets

Author: Donna Jacques Temm

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452500304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

View: 406

It is a caregiver's daunting task to balance a child's youthful innocence with their empowering awareness of sexual abuse. Presented in this memoir are experiences depicting the impact of such abuse on one child's journey into adulthood. Throughout the pages, the unfolding of real life incidents allows for not only the awareness crucial to prevention but also for guidance through examples of effectively employed intervention and remediation strategies. This book's targeted audience includes but is not restricted to parents, guardians, professional advocates, therapists, teachers, childcare providers, medical professionals and survivors of sexual abuse. Within this book is knowledge and knowledge has the potential to positively influence the welfare of all who have or may have to face this needless reality of our society.

Anatomy of a Secret Life

Anatomy of a Secret Life

Author: Gail Saltz, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780767924917

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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We think we know those who are close to us, and we want to believe that what we see is what we get. But we can never know for certain, because what really goes on inside another’s head and heart is essentially a secret. How do you know if that secret is something that will hurt you? Your husband turns to face you in bed. Is he thinking about you or your closest friend? Your boss shows up in another new outfit. Did she get a raise or is she a compulsive shopper who is stealing money from the company? Your teenaged daughter is upstairs in her bedroom. Is she doing her homework or chatting online with a man twice her age? Anatomy of A Secret Life will take you inside the minds of secret-keepers and show you how secrets start, how they’re kept, and how they exact their devastating emotional and social toll. Using contemporary case studies and historical examples, Dr. Gail Saltz shows you how to spot—through subtle behaviors and clues—and safely stop the potentially dangerous secrets that someone, even you, might be concealing from the world.

The Secret Life of Writers

The Secret Life of Writers

Author: Guillaume Musso

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474619158

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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'THE FRENCH SUSPENSE KING' New York Times 'It's no wonder that Musso is one of France's most loved, bestselling authors' Harlan Coben In 1999, after publishing three cult novels, celebrated author Nathan Fawles announces the end of his writing career and withdraws to Beaumont, a wild and beautiful island off the Mediterranean coast. Autumn 2018. As Fawles' novels continue to captivate readers, Mathilde Monney, a young Swiss journalist, arrives on the island, determined to unlock the writer's secrets and secure his first interview in twenty years. That same day, a woman's body is discovered on the beach and the island is cordoned off by the authorities. And so, begins a dangerous face off between Mathilde and Nathan, in which the line between truth and fiction becomes increasingly blurred... Praise for Guillaume Musso and The Reunion 'Extraordinary' Sunday Times 'Breathtakingly good. Do not miss it' Daily Mail 'One of the great thriller writers of our age' Daily Express 'Stylish and streamlined, nostalgic... More please' The Times 'Hugely enjoyable and beautifully staged, with an audacious authorial coup at the death that is simply breathtaking' Irish Times 'The French call it a coup de foudre: a strike of lightning. That's how The Reunion zapped me, electrified me. For almost a decade, Guillaume Musso has reigned supreme as France's most popular author, and with this he's instantly poised to join the ranks of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo' A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

The Five Secrets from Oz

The Five Secrets from Oz

Author: Steve Garrison

Publisher: Steve Garrison

ISBN: 9781439249741

Category: Self-Help

Page: 293

View: 913

One of the greatest books ever written about life transformation and finding your inner light. This book is pure empowerment, packaged in a way that has never been done before.

In the Secret Theatre of Home: Wilkie Collins, Sensation Narrative, and Nineteenth-Century Psychology

In the Secret Theatre of Home: Wilkie Collins, Sensation Narrative, and Nineteenth-Century Psychology

Author: Jenny Bourne Taylor

Publisher: Victorian Secrets

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

View: 780

In his 1852 novel Basil, Wilkie Collins' narrator concludes that "those ghastly heart-tragedies laid open before me ... are not to be written, but ... are acted and reacted, scene by scene, year by year, in the secret theatre of home." Taking this memorable quote as her starting point, Jenny Bourne Taylor demonstrates how Victorian psychology is central to an understanding of the complexity and vitality of Collins' fiction, exploring the boundaries of mind/body, sanity/madness, and consciousness/unconsciousness. Taylor's depth of research and thoughtful analysis establishes the importance of Collins as a writer whose fiction challenges the cultural constructions of the nineteenth century, and proves "the impossibility of drawing a precise boundary between fictional and psychological codes". Going beyond conventional discussion of the sensation genre, here we see the depth and range of Collins' writing and gain an understanding of its relation to Victorian medical thought. The study includes close readings of five novels: Basil (1852), The Woman in White (1859-60), No Name (1862-3), Armadale (1864-66), and The Moonstone (1868). Consideration is also given to Man and Wife (1870), The New Magdalen (1872), The Law and the Lady (1875), Jezebel's Daughter (1879), Heart and Science (1882-3), The Fallen Leaves (1879), and The Legacy of Cain (1889). CONTENTS Foreword by Andrew Mangham Introduction - Collins as a sensation novelist Chapter 1 - The psychic and the social: Boundaries of identity in nineteenth-century psychology Chapter 2 - Nervous fancies of hypochondriacal bachelors - Basil, and the problems of modern life Chapter 3 - The Woman in White - Resemblance and difference - patience and resolution Chapter 4 - Skins to jump into - Femininity as masquerade in No Name Chapter 5 - Armadale - The sensitive subject as palimpsest Chapter 6 - Lost parcel or hidden soul? Detecting the unconscious in The Moonstone Chapter 7 - Resistless influences - Degeneration and its negation in the later fiction

The Secret's Out

The Secret's Out

Author: Tonee Maxx

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477275450

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

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After years of therapy, all of Maurys secrets were now unlocked. It was then that he realized that he should have never gone digging for answers, because when one digs too deep, one doesnt find gold or even oil for that matter, but rather a graveyard full of skeletons that have never rested.