The Bright Side of Going Dark

The Bright Side of Going Dark
  • Author : Kelly Harms
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2020-05-12
  • ISBN : 1542014115

The Bright Side of Going Dark Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler comes a fresh, funny, and thoughtful story about going off the grid in order to truly live. As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years. With her celebrity dog and gorgeous fiancé, she is planning the ultimate virtual wedding--expensive, elaborate, and entirely paid for by sponsors. But off-camera, her world is far from picture perfect. After being jilted by her fiancé and faking her nuptials to please her sponsors, Mia finally has had enough. She heaves her phone off a cliff, ready to live--and maybe find love--offline for a change. Mia's sudden absence doesn't go unnoticed, especially by techie loner Paige Miller, who hacks Mia's account and begins impersonating the internet celebrity. Paige has her reasons. Her half sister, Jessica, idolizes Mia and desperately needs something to believe in. If taking over Mia's online persona is Paige's only means of connecting to her sister, so be it. Creating a like-worthy life is more fun than Paige expected. But when she grows too bold and is caught in the act, a fiasco ensues that could forever change Mia, Paige, and the people who love them. Because somewhere amid the chaos is an invaluable lesson--one that only real life can teach.

The Bright Side

The Bright Side
  • Author : Cathrin Bradbury
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 241
  • Relase : 2021-03-02
  • ISBN : 9780735239395

The Bright Side Book Review:

“Anyone who has had their life completely gutted and rewired will adore this family story. Bradbury's dark humour and gloriously upbeat voice makes it the perfect antidote to a tough year. I loved it!” —Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything The hilarious and moving story of how a modern woman's life can change utterly in a single year—and how, even when life whacks you in the head, you can find yourself rewarded with grace. Cathrin Bradbury's life imploded in the space of a few months. Her beloved parents died, her marriage limped to an end after twenty-five years, her heavily mortgaged house turned against her, and a promising new romance ended in crushing disappointment. But somewhere in that year, a new path, or three or four, began to open up. As Bradbury navigates the setbacks, her troubled brother makes an astounding recovery to health and sobriety. She is reunited with her closest childhood friend after a long absence, with deeply satisfying results. She and her four siblings feel their way to becoming a new kind of family without their parents. And her adult children emerge into sharper focus, each gloriously and uniquely themselves. Slowly, she discovers that the path is steep, the view obscured, but there's light ahead. Cathartic, hilarious, and profoundly moving, The Bright Side broadens the way we think and talk to each other about the ordinary experiences we all share. A master of the uncomplaining voice, Bradbury combines grace and humanity to look at the world unflinchingly and see what makes it wonderful and absurd at the same time, and to let us all in on the secret.

The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment

The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment
  • Author : Rocco Palumbo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 85
  • Relase : 2017-05-31
  • ISBN : 9783319583440

The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment Book Review:

Patient empowerment as a key component in the future of healthcare systems is the focus of this concise in-depth analysis. It begins by defining patient empowerment as a collaborative partnership linking patients, providers, and systems, and examines the roles of health literacy, provider-patient and system-patient communication, and patient-centered care in the empowerment process. Models of positive and negative empowerment identify optimum conditions when patient and provider participate in service design and delivery as well as pitfalls and risks to patient and system when goals and input are mismatched. The book also translates concepts into practice with guidelines for empowerment strategies at the provider and organization levels to improve patient outcomes and system sustainability. Included in the coverage: · Empowering healthcare organizations to empower patients · A re-design of the patient-provider partnership · Patient empowerment: a requisite for sustainability · The risks of value co-destruction in service systems · The need for enlightening and managing the dark side of patient empowerment · Disentangling the relationship between individual health literacy and patient empowerment Straightforwardly written as a call for proactive change, The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment is an illuminating text for scholars interested in patient empowerment and patient engagement, policymakers and managers operating in the healthcare field, and healthcare and social care providers.

The Bright Side of Darkness

The Bright Side of Darkness
  • Author : J. E. Pinto
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 2015-06-18
  • ISBN : 151234494X

The Bright Side of Darkness Book Review:

What is a family? Rick Myers is a despondent seventeen-year-old who just lost his parents in a car wreck. His family is now the four teenage buddies he's grown up with in a run-down apartment building. Fast with their fists, flip with their mouths, and loyal to a fault, "the crew" is all he has. At least he thinks so until he meets Daisy, an intelligent, independent, self-assured blind girl. Her guts in a world where she's often painfully vulnerable intrigue Rick, and her hopeful outlook inspires him to begin believing in himself. But when the dark side of Daisy's past catches up with her, tragedy scatters the crew and severely tests Rick's resolve to build his promising future. Fortunately, his life is changed by a couple with a pay-it-forward attitude, forged out of their personal struggle with grief and loss. Their support makes all the difference to Rick and eventually to the ones he holds most dear as they face their own challenges. "The Bright Side of Darkness" is a story of redemption and the ultimate victory that comes from the determination of the human spirit.

Bright Side

Bright Side
  • Author : Kim Holden
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 389
  • Relase : 2014-07-09
  • ISBN : 0991140230

Bright Side Book Review:

Secrets.Everyone has one.Some are bigger than others.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.They both feel it.But they each have a reason to fight it.They each have a secret.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.

The Bright Side of Disaster

The Bright Side of Disaster
  • Author : Katherine Center
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2008-04-08
  • ISBN : 9780345497963

The Bright Side of Disaster Book Review:

A new mother must adjust to a life she never asked for—and learns that sometimes the worst thing that can happen is exactly what you’ve been waiting for—in this spirited novel from the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire “Charming . . . cleverly told and uncommonly appealing.”—People Very pregnant and not quite married, Jenny Harris doesn’t mind that she and her live-in fiancé, Dean, accidentally started their family a little earlier than planned. But Dean is acting distant, and the night he runs out for cigarettes and doesn’t come back, he demotes himself from future husband to sperm donor. And the very next day, Jenny goes into labor. In the months that follow, Jenny plunges into a life she never anticipated: single motherhood. At least with the sleep deprivation, sore boobs, and fits of crying (both hers and the baby’s), there’s not much time to dwell on her broken heart. Then things start looking up: Jenny learns how to do everything one-handed, makes friends in a mommy group, and even gets to know a handsome, helpful neighbor. But Dean is never far from Jenny’s thoughts or, it turns out, her doorstep, and in the end she must choose between the old life she thought she wanted and the new life she’s been lucky to find.

Dead Mercy (Maggie Jamieson thriller, Book 5)

Dead Mercy (Maggie Jamieson thriller, Book 5)
  • Author : Noelle Holten
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 387
  • Relase : 2021-11-19
  • ISBN : 9780008383695

Dead Mercy (Maggie Jamieson thriller, Book 5) Book Review:

‘Hugely confident ... harrowing, visceral ... recommended’ Ian Rankin on Dead Inside


  • Author : Simon McCarthy-Jones
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2021-04-13
  • ISBN : 9781541646988

Spite Book Review:

Spite angers and enrages us, but it also keeps us honest. In this provocative account, a psychologist examines how petty vengeance explains human thriving. Spite seems utterly useless. You don't gain anything by hurting yourself just so you can hurt someone else. So why hasn't evolution weeded out all the spiteful people? As psychologist Simon McCarthy-Jones argues, spite seems pointless because we're looking at it wrong. Spite isn't just what we feel when a car cuts us off or when a partner cheats. It's what we feel when we want to punish a bad act simply because it was bad. Spite is our fairness instinct, an innate resistance to exploitation, and it is one of the building blocks of human civilization. As McCarthy-Jones explains, some of history's most important developments—the rise of religions, governments, and even moral codes—were actually redirections of spiteful impulses. A provocative, engaging read, Spite shows that if you really want to understand what makes us human, you can't just look at noble ideas like altruism and cooperation. You need to understand our darker impulses as well.

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
  • Author : Kelly Harms
  • Publisher : Center Point
  • Pages : 500
  • Relase : 2020-02
  • ISBN : 1643585010

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Book Review:

Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Maybe Your Leg Will Grow Back!

Maybe Your Leg Will Grow Back!
  • Author : Amanda McCall,Ben Schwartz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2011-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780062065087

Maybe Your Leg Will Grow Back! Book Review:

Finding the bright side of a terrible situation has never been easier, thanks to the adorable baby animal postcards found in Maybe Your Leg Will Grow Back. Amanda McCall and Ben Schwartz, nationally bestselling authors of Grandma’s Dead and Why is Daddy in a Dress?, are back with their third collection of cuteness designed to soften life’s unexpected blows, whether you’re dealing with shark attacks, incurable diseases, or incarcerations in filthy third world prisons. With delicious dark humor in vein of The Bunny Suicides, Maybe Your Leg Will Grow Back even includes a bonus DIY crafts section to help you find the sunny side of any catastrophe.

The Bright Side of Dark

The Bright Side of Dark
  • Author : Jeneth Murrey
  • Publisher : Harlequin Books
  • Pages : 189
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : 0373024703

The Bright Side of Dark Book Review:

The Bright Side Of D by Jeneth Murrey released on Feb 22, 1982 is available now for purchase.

There is a Brighter Side to Every Dark Side of Life

There is a Brighter Side to Every Dark Side of Life
  • Author : Dr. Eustice E. Mitchell Jr.
  • Publisher : America Star Books
  • Pages : 82
  • Relase : 2014-07-25
  • ISBN : 9781633828902

There is a Brighter Side to Every Dark Side of Life Book Review:

"There are struggles, disappointments and failures in life that can cause someone to feel that life is not worth living when in fact there is hope beyond every obstacle or setback in life. Sometimes a person might feel that the only resolution to their problem is suicide. This book is to encourage anyone that there is a brighter side to every dark side of life. It takes the family, church and community to become actively involved and acutely aware that someone even within their circle could be contemplating suicide."

Finding the Bright Side

Finding the Bright Side
  • Author : Shannon Bream
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2019-05-14
  • ISBN : 9781524763497

Finding the Bright Side Book Review:

From the host of Fox News @ Night, a deeply personal book about finding purpose and growth amid life’s unpredictability. “What a gift this book will be to your soul.”—Lysa TerKeurst Whether it's her work today as a reporter and host for Fox News, her years in law school, or the time she spent competing in pageants like Miss America, Shannon Bream has spent her entire adult life navigating high-pressure environments where perfection is expected and competition is the name of the game. But in this laugh-out-loud book of stories and inspiration, Shannon shares the moments away from the cameras and the halls of government, in which she learned that the values and faith of her blue-collar upbringing could keep her grounded in a world where everyone wants you to be something other than who you are. In Finding the Bright Side, Shannon continues a conversation about authenticity, humility, and trusting in God that she's already begun with her followers on social media. She shares behind-the-scenes stories from Washington, D.C., revelations from her time reporting on the Supreme Court, and lessons learned from the most challenging moments of her life—from the time she was fired from her first job and told, “You’re the worst person I’ve ever seen on TV,” to the time she heard “There is no cure.” But through all of this, faith (and a little bit of stubbornness!) has helped Shannon to keep hope, find purpose in the pain, and find laughs along the way. Praise for Finding the Bright Side “Integrity. Faith. Diligence. Success. Shannon’s book—and life—elevate these cherished values. For anyone hoping to move forward without compromising convictions, this book is a must read.”—Max Lucado, pastor and bestselling author “In Finding the Bright Side, Shannon reveals that her sunny face and disposition is not just from good genetics. Her success is long in coming and well-deserved. She is sheer joy in a bottle.”—Kathie Lee Gifford, bestselling author of The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi

Chasing the Bright Side

Chasing the Bright Side
  • Author : Jess Ekstrom
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780785229315

Chasing the Bright Side Book Review:

One flicker of hope. That’s all it takes to catapult yourself into the life you’ve always imagined. Success is not born out of skill, school, where we’re from, who we know, or what we scored on the SAT. None of us were born ready. None of us started life knowing how to fly a plane or launch a company or knit a sweater for our dog. But we are born with something more important than skills. We’re born with optimism—the initial seed for success. Optimism fuels the belief that you can be the one to create the good the world needs. But you’ve got to hone it. And practice it. And determine to live from it. In Chasing the Bright Side, Jess Ekstrom shares her own inspirational story of how optimism helped her overcome multiple challenges, and the dynamic ways her mind-set propelled her as a young entrepreneur, international speaker, and philanthropist. Do you have dreams for yourself and the world that are tucked away in your box of somedays? What would happen if today was the day you opened the box? And what if that box was the key to a better tomorrow? Jess’s journey will inspire you embrace the power of optimism in your own life, and help you reimagine your purpose so you create good in the world while fulfilling your own dreams—right where you are.

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places
  • Author : Jennifer Niven
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 418
  • Relase : 2016-09-13
  • ISBN : 9780385755917

All the Bright Places Book Review:

NOW A NETFLIX FILM, STARRING ELLE FANNING AND JUSTICE SMITH! The New York Times bestselling love story about two teens who find each other while standing on the edge. And don’t miss Take Me with You When You Go, Jennifer Niven’s highly anticipated new book with bestselling author David Levithan! Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive, and awake. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—six stories above the ground— it’s unclear who saves whom. Soon it’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. . . . “A do-not-miss for fans of Eleanor & Park and The Fault in Our Stars, and basically anyone who can breathe.” —Justine Magazine “At the heart—a big one—of All the Bright Places lies a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers.” —The New York Times Book Review “A heart-rending, stylish love story.” —The Wall Street Journal “A complex love story that will bring all the feels.” —Seventeen Magazine “Impressively layered, lived-in, and real.” —Buzzfeed

On the Bright Side

On the Bright Side
  • Author : Hendrik Groen
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 358
  • Relase : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781538746615

On the Bright Side Book Review:

"THE MALE ELENA FERRANTE" -- New York Post In the acclaimed follow-up to the #1 international bestseller The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, everyone's favorite curmudgeon is back and as funny and charming as ever with the newest adventures of the Old-But-Not-Dead Club -- for fans of Frederik Backman and Graeme Simsion. Everyone's favorite octogenarian is back and, together with his pals in the Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he is more determined than ever to wreak havoc and turn a twinkly eye on the brighter side of life. After a year spent mourning the death of his beloved friend Eefje, Hendrik may be older and a little more wobbly, but his youthful appetite for mischief hasn't diminished. When fears arise that the home is set for demolition, it's up to Hendrik and the Old-But-Not-Dead Club to intervene.

The Bright Side Running Club

The Bright Side Running Club
  • Author : Josie Lloyd
  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2022-02-08
  • ISBN : 9781643859507

The Bright Side Running Club Book Review:

Josie Lloyd’s fearless novel is a tribute to the power of the human spirit in the face of hardship, based on the author’s own experience with cancer and community. In the vein of Mary Ellen Taylor's Honeysuckle Season this “amazing, breathtaking, and inspiring” (Jenny Colgan) novel is full of hope and heart. When Keira first receives her breast cancer diagnosis, she never expects to end up joining a running group with three women she’s only just met. Totally blind-sided, all she can think about is how she doesn’t want to tell her family or step back from work. Nor does she want to be part of a group of fellow cancer patients. Cancer is not her club. And yet it’s running – hot, sweaty, lycra-clad running in the company of brilliant, funny women all going through treatment – that unexpectedly gives Keira the hope she so urgently needs. Because Keira will not be defined by the C-word. And now, with the Cancer Ladies’ Running Club cheering her on, she is going to reclaim everything: her family, her identity, and her life. One step at a time. Moving, uplifting and full of hope, this is a beautifully crafted novel about love, family and the power of finding your tribe.

Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon

Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon
  • Author : Ginger Gilmour
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 635
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 0993302300

Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon Book Review:

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane
  • Author : Kelly Harms
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2013-07-09
  • ISBN : 9781250022646

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane Book Review:

A debut novel about luck and love, and winning a sweepstakes, with a cast of characters who will charm readers from the very first page The HomeSweetHome Network has just announced this year's lucky winner of a brand-new, fully loaded dream home: Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa. For Janine "Janey" Brown, hearing her name called on the TV has the hallmarks of one of her aunt Midge's harebrained plans designed to bring Janey into a world outside the one she once shared with her fiancé. Janey, however, is reluctant to give up the safety and sanctity she finds in her tiny kitchen, submerging her anxiety and grief in the pursuit of the perfect pot-au-feu. Meanwhile, across town, Janine "Nean" Brown just knows that this house is her destiny. Good fortune took its sweet time showing up in her life, but better late than never. And now that it's here, the house promises an escape from the latest in her revolving door of crappy jobs and drunk boyfriends. This house will turn her into someone the world sees, instead of the bedraggled girl who others look past without a thought. Both Janine Browns head for Christmas Cove, Maine, to claim the prize they both rightfully think is theirs. When their lives and personalities intersect, however, they discover that more than just a million-dollar dream home awaits them at the water's edge. These three women (oh yes, Aunt Midge comes along for the ride!) arrive at their newfound mansion only to uncover what exactly it means to truly be "home." Filled with wit and charm, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is Kelly Harms's enchanting and heartfelt debut--a testament to the many, many ways love finds us, the power of a home-cooked meal, and just what it means to be lucky.


  • Author : Kim Holden
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2015-05-20
  • ISBN : 0991140273

Gus Book Review:

Gus. Losing himself. Finding himself. But he doesn't even know how to function anymore. Bright Side wasn't only his best friend; she was like his other half ... How do you go back to doing what you did before, when half of you is gone forever?