Melanie Kurtis works as an advertising executive for a small company in New York City. In the eight years since graduating college, she’s built a successful career, and she’s stunned when a new management team abruptly dismisses the entire staff. Having time now for a long overdue vacation, she visits her parents at their summer home on Beach Isle, a small barrier island. Once there, she runs into Tom Madisen, who’s still in her heart though she hasn’t seen him in years.
While growing up, Tom and Melanie spent summers on the island. They lived next door to each other and were summertime best friends, until the summer before they both began college and their friendship blossomed into love. Tom never learned why Melanie ended their relationship, and he hasn’t fully gotten over her. Now the owner of a construction company and a year-round resident of the island, he’s surprised to see Melanie, and despite the urgings of his heart, he tries to treat her as only a friend.
Although seeing Tom brings happy memories and stirs old feelings, Melanie, too, resists being more than friends. She’s never forgiven herself for hurting him when she let love slip away, and she’s afraid if they become too close, she’ll hurt him again when she returns to the city to resume her career. But as she and Tom spend time together, their love reawakens, and Melanie must overcome the reason she broke off in the past or risk losing him forever. (Published by Books to Go Now, 2018)
Jenna Mason works as a secretary for a one-man law practice in Carrston Lake, a small town known for the wishing well at its Christmas Village. She has built a modest but happy life for herself and her adopted daughter, Kayla, but with the holiday season approaching, everything changes.
After Jenna's boss dies suddenly, Dan Reynolds, a lawyer from a major law firm in New York City, arrives to finish the open cases and close the practice. Returning to Carrston Lake is a homecoming for Dan, who left the town upon graduating law school to pursue a career in the city, a decision he has since come to question.
Although Jenna and Dan feel an immediate attraction to each other, Jenna is reluctant to become involved with him because of having been deeply hurt in a past relationship. Fearful of risking love again, she convinces herself that the happiness she and Kayla share is enough for her. But as she and Dan work together, their feelings for each other grow, setting into motion events that lead them to the dawning of love, yet at the same time threaten to destroy their love forever. (Published by Blue Swan Publishing, 2017)
With 45 lessons and more than 500 words contained in third, fourth, and fifth grade curriculums, the new edition of this book will help students learn both the meanings and usage of important words. While the definitions of these words include more words that will further expand vocabulary, a puzzle format makes learning fun. (Published by McGraw-Hill, 2019. The original edition of this book was published under the title Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Vocabulary, McGraw-Hill, 2012.)
The 45 lessons in this new edition provide more than 500 words that are found in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade curriculums. The definitions of these words include more words that can expand vocabulary even further. Designed in an engaging puzzle format, the lessons will help students learn both the meanings and usage of essential words. (Published by McGraw-Hill, 2018. The original edition of this book was published under the title Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Vocabulary, McGraw-Hill, 2012).
This resource provides 150 reproducible activities to help students master pre-algebra and algebra skills identified in the Common Core. Major topics include whole numbers, variables, equations, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, factoring, logarithmic functions, and statistics. Many of the activities are self-correcting, which adds interest for your students and saves time for you. The activities can be used to supplement your instructional program, to reinforce skills and concepts, for extra credit assignments, or to assist substitute teachers. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2016)
Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities for grades 3-5 contains information, teaching strategies, and activities that support instruction for the Common Core Math Standards for these grade levels. The activities in this book focus on application of concepts or skills, demonstration of mathematical understanding, and critical thinking. They provide students with opportunities to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, and share ideas about math orally and in writing. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2014)
Math Starters! 5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Second Edition, Grades 6-12
Math Starters! 5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Second Edition for grades 6-12 follows the same general structure as the first edition. The material is thoroughly updated. Many problems have been revised, some have been retired, and new problems have been added. Many of the 662 problems are aligned with the Common Core Math Standards. Every standard for grades 6-12 is supported by at least one problem, and many standards are supported by two or more. Many of the other problems address skills related to specific standards. Each problem aligned with the standards is identified in the contents and in the text, and a Standards and Problems Chart at the beginning of the book makes selecting problems for your students easy. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2013)