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See below for a selection of the latest books from Family & relationships category. Presented with a red border are the Family & relationships books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Family & relationships books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Fault Lines

Fault Lines

Author: Dr Karl Pillemer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

What problem touches millions of people and causes distress so profound that it can last a lifetime? What if no reliable professional guidance exists for this problem, so most people who suffer from it are on their own in finding solutions? This critically important issue - and hidden epidemic - is family estrangement. Few problems are so widespread and so damaging, sometimes for decades and across generations, and yet there has not been a definitive, popular and data-informed book about how families are broken and stay broken - until now. Fault Lines is a fascinating, moving and above all practical treatment of this complex issue, aimed at adults of all ages. Based on 300 in-depth interviews with 1,800 individuals, this book captures the eloquence of ordinary people facing family challenges that threaten their identity, health and well-being, relying on sources never before available, including a unique combination of rich, in-depth interviews, data from large-scale surveys and conversations with leading family therapists. This is the first book to reveal successful strategies from people who have found ways to repair rifts or live peacefully with the consequences when nothing can be done - and the first to offer hope to broken families which need it the most.

Searching for Sylvie Lee

Searching for Sylvie Lee

Author: Jean Kwok Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

'Powerful . . . A twisting tale of love, loss, and dark family secrets' Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water It begins with a mystery. Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmother - and then vanishes. Amy, the sheltered baby of the Lee family, is too young to remember a time when her parents were newly immigrated and too poor to keep Sylvie. Seven years older, Sylvie was raised by a distant relative in a faraway, foreign place, and didn't rejoin her family in America until age nine. Timid and shy, Amy has always looked up to her sister, the fierce and fearless protector who showered her with unconditional love. But what happened to Sylvie? Amy and her parents are distraught and desperate for answers. Sylvie has always looked out for them. Now, it's Amy's turn to help. Terrified yet determined, Amy retraces her sister's movements, flying to the last place Sylvie was seen. But instead of simple answers, she discovers something much more valuable: the truth. Sylvie, the golden girl, kept painful secrets . . . secrets that will reveal more about Amy's complicated family - and herself - than she ever could have imagined. A deeply moving story of family, secrets, identity, and longing, Searching for Sylvie Lee is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive portrait of an immigrant family. It is a profound exploration of the many ways culture and language can divide us and the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone - especially those we love.

Life Lessons On Friendship

Life Lessons On Friendship

Author: Stylist Magazine Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

How have your friends shaped you into who you are today? What would you do if you fell in love with your best friend? What happens when a friend dies suddenly? And what are the golden rules of going into business with a close friend? 15 inspiring women explore the enduring power of friendship. Featuring essays from Jenni Murray, Gina Martin, Megan Jayne Crabbe, Candice Brathwaite, Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinene and more. How have your friends shaped who you are today? What happens if you fall in love with your best friend? How would you cope if a friend died suddenly? And what are the golden rules of going into business with a close friend? 15 women who have faced these questions - and many more - tell us everything they have learned in the process about life's essential bond: friendship. In turns funny, moving, confronting and uplifting, each lesson gives a frank and refreshing view on both the pleasure and pain of our closest connections, with contributors including Dame Jenni Murray, Gina Martin, Shappi Khorsandi, Megan Jayne Crabbe (@bodyposipanda), Candice Brathwaite, and Flo Perry. From contemporary questions about the authenticity of online friendship to universal talking points such as how many friends we really need, this is a wise exploration - and joyous celebration - of the most essential relationship in our lives.

Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn

Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn

Author: Kit Fielding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

'Kit Fielding's debut is a triumph. A story told with brutal honesty, underpinned by humour, love, hope and the inestimable power of friendship.' RUTH HOGAN, author of The Keeper of Lost Things In every pub in every town unspoken stories lie beneath the surface. Each week, six women meet at The Bluebell Inn. They form an unlikely and occasionally triumphant ladies darts team. They banter and jibe, they laugh. But their hidden stories of love and loss are what, in the end, will bind them. There is Mary, full of it but cradling her dark secret; Lena - young and bold, she has made her choice; the cat woman who must return to the place of her birth before it's too late. There's Maggie, still laying out the place for her husband; and Pegs, the dark-eyed girl from the travellers' site bringing her strangeness and first love. And Katy: unappreciated. Open to an offer. They know little of each other's lives. But here they gather and weave a delicate and sustaining connection that maybe they can rely on as the crossroads on their individual paths threaten to overwhelm. With humanity and insight, Kit Fielding reveals the great love that lies at the heart of female friendship. Raw, funny and devastating, all of life can be found at the Bluebell.

The Little Book of Love

The Little Book of Love

Author: Orange Hippo! Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The most inspiring, beautiful and though-provoking reflections and declarations of love, all in one place. From Shakespeare's sonnets to the rom coms of modern-day cinema, Enlightenment philosophy to the latest Nicholas Sparks novel, one could say that no other topic has inspired such beauty - in art, literature, poetry or music - than that of love. In The Little Book of Love the words of civil rights activists sit alongside those of movie stars, world leaders and the philosophers of Ancient Greece. In its pages you will find some hard-won lovers' wisdom, a whole host of poignant and inspiring reflections on love, as well as some of the most famous, endearing and enduring declarations of love ever spoken. 'Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken...' William Shakespeare, 'Sonnet 116' 'I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.' Pip, Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1860) 'With the whole world crumbling, we pick this time to fall in love.' Ilsa Lund, Casablanca (1942)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Author: Stephen R. Covey, Sean Covey Format: Other book format Release Date: 17/12/2020

A Guided Journal Companion for Habit Building and Effective LivingWhether struggling with time management or looking for new high-performance habits, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 30th Anniversary Guided Journal offers prompts, worksheets, and exercises to help you accomplish all your short and long term goals. Journal your way to your best self. When The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was released as a card deck, audiences approached Stephen R. Covey's time-tested principles in a whole new way. Now, this companion journal gives readers a chance to explore effectiveness, plan strategically, and craft inspiration into action. Its concise format is accessible to readers everywhere-not only is it easy to understand, but it offers practical and relatable applications. With each habit broken down in an easy-to-implement weekly format, it can inspire both beginners and seasoned 7 Habits readers to get motivated, build confidence, and promote personal growth. Cultivate success, skill, and self-development. Featuring thought-provoking prompts, worksheets, and inspirations that teach you how to prioritize and achieve your goals, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People guided journal is your next step to success. Inside, find: Journaling prompts for self-discovery, confidence-building, and deeper learning of the 7 Habits Worksheets for strategic management and optimal goal achievement Exercises and challenges to stay motivated If you enjoyed books like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook, The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration, or The High Performance Planner, then you'll love owning The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 30th Anniversary Guided Journal.

Being the Strong Man a Women Wants

Being the Strong Man a Women Wants

Author: Elliot Katz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2020

Wild and Free Holidays

Wild and Free Holidays

Author: Ainsley Arment Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

Imaginative holiday-themed activities from Wild + Free to spark children's curiosity and wonder and help families connect with each other in the most wonderful season of the year. Wild + Free is a great resource for parents to engage their kids' creativity using festive, holiday-themed crafts, outdoor activities, and essays that celebrate the warmth of the season. Curated by Wild + Free families around the world, this full-color book is filled with creative and intellectually stimulating ideas and hands-on activities parents, educators, and caregivers can use to nurture their child's curious spirit and imagination. With step-by-step instructions, lush photography, and family-tested and kid-approved activities, Wild + Free is a valuable guide to helping children spark wonder in the most wonderful season of the year.

The Really Really Brilliant Book on Grandparenting

The Really Really Brilliant Book on Grandparenting

Author: Katharine Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2020

The Life I was Meant to Live

The Life I was Meant to Live

Author: Julien Sandrel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

The uplifting novel of second chances, family secrets and the pursuit of happiness from the bestselling author of The Book of Wonders. Thirty-nine-year-old Romane is a doctor and hypochondriac. Her usually uneventful life changes when one of her patients insists that she saw her coming out of a hospital in Marseille, looking very ill. But Romane is perfectly healthy and has never stepped foot in Marseille. So who did her patient see? Romane sets off for the south of France, determined to uncover the mystery of her lookalike. Her investigation leads her to Juliette, a bookseller in Avignon. When the two women meet it soon becomes clear they are twins. But how is it possible that neither of them knew of each other's existence? What secrets have their families been keeping? On their search for the truth the two sisters embark on an astonishing journey filled with both pain and joy... Sandrel's first novel, The Book of Wonders, was a global bestseller. It has been translated into 26 languages and will be adapted for the big screen. His second novel is a deeply moving and inspiring story about the quest for happiness and a second chance at life.

The Life I was Meant to Live

The Life I was Meant to Live

Author: Julien Sandrel Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

The uplifting novel of second chances, family secrets and the pursuit of happiness from the bestselling author of The Book of Wonders. Thirty-nine-year-old Romane is a doctor and hypochondriac. Her usually uneventful life changes when one of her patients insists that she saw Romane coming out of a hospital in Marseille, looking very ill. But Romane is perfectly healthy and has never stepped foot in Marseille. So who did her patient see? Romane sets off for the south of France, determined to uncover the mystery of her lookalike. Her investigation leads her to Juliette, a bookseller in Avignon. When the two women meet it soon becomes clear they are twins. But how is it possible that neither of them knew of each other's existence? What secrets have their families been keeping? On their search for the truth the two sisters embark on an astonishing journey filled with both pain and joy... Sandrel's first novel, The Book of Wonders, was a global bestseller. It has been translated into 26 languages and will be adapted for the big screen. His second novel is a deeply moving and inspiring story about the quest for happiness and a second chance at life. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF WONDERS 'A sweet and heartfelt read' Heat 'Will make you rethink your priorities in life' Sunday Post 'Heartwarming and tear-jerking' Irish Examiner