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Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret: Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II. What’s more, Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over seventy years ago in their estate in old Prussia. It’s now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it. Anna burns with questions as she heads for Germany: What memento could be so important to her grandfather? And why did he keep their history hidden? As she searches for answers, she finds herself drawn to Wil, a man who may hold the key to unlock the mystery. Together they discover that her family’s secrets are linked with an abandoned apartment in Paris, and these secrets go deeper than she ever imagined. Alternating between 1930s Europe and the present, The House by the Lake illuminates the destiny of a family caught in the tumult of history.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! Celebrates the empowerment we feel when we say “Yes!” to something that challenges us. Change your life for the better by doing the things that scare you. These 101 true, revealing stories will help you do just that. In a world where “why” is too often asked and “no” is too often an answer, this book encourages us to ask “why not” and celebrates the tremendous power in saying “Yes!" The authors of these 101 stories explain how saying “Yes!” changed their lives for the better. Whether it’s something little, like trying a new food or something big, like jumping out an airplane, you’ll be ready to shake up your own life after you read about their experiences.
The kitchen is one of the most popular DIY home renovation projects, with simple upgrades and wholesale renovations both contributing to the value of your home. This new edition covers the hottest kitchen DIY remodeling trends, including installing commercial-grade appliances, kitchen technology such as sensor-activated lights and hands-free faucets, creative kitchen storage solutions, and bold fixtures. New in this edition features practical advice on common kitchen issues, like the best products for cleaning different types of finishes, how to re-grout, unclogging a sink, and more. Kitchen Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition is an essential tool for anyone who is planning a kitchen upgrade or remodel. Pulling from a wide range of contributors and his own deep knowledge, author Chris Peterson covers every aspect of kitchen planning.