A Widow’s Business: A Practical Guide Through the First Year After the Death of a Spouse
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
A WIDOW’S BUSINESS brings order to the many things a new widow has to handle—from organizing tasks in their order of importance to gathering the information needed to dealing with finances. The book also contains a simple overview of taxes, probate, and legal documents. In addition, a handy section helps a new widow prepare instructions for her future executors, to make their tasks easier. After the death of her husband, Liz Swiertz Newman had been overwhelmed by the amount of business there was to tend to. She looked for a book to help her know what to do and when to do it. She began making to-do lists, and when she contemplated the 15 pages of lists, she realized that she had begun to write the book that she needed—that widows need. A WIDOW’S BUSINESS: A Practical Guide Through the First Year after the Death of a Spouse, resulted from the organization of her lists and the inclusion of the kind of information other widows might need. Items covered in the first chapter address what is required immediately upon the death of one’s spouse, including whom to notify. The second chapter begins with information needed and where to get help. Also discussed are composing an obituary notice and planning a memorial service. The third chapter helps a new widow get organized at home to cope with the incoming paperwork and other items. The fourth chapter addresses money—what to expect, where to apply for assistance, and how to set up accounts. The author explains that help is at hand through a widow’s team of human resources—her CPA, her trust attorney if she has one, her banker or Certified Financial Planner, and others. She gives an overview of taxes, trusts, wills, and probate. This chapter ends with a review of scams, the fraudulent schemes that attempt to cheat people out of their money. The fifth chapter outlines the rest of the tasks required of a widow, from the next most in importance to those that can wait a while. The sixth and final chapter makes recommendations as to what a widow can do to plan ahead, including a section on how to draw up instructions for a future executor and how to organize a list of bequests. The lists are connected with brief narratives about the author’s own experiences. Ideally, all couples should read A WIDOW’S BUSINESS before they ever have a need for it. Besides being indispensable to a new widow or widower, the information is good to know and good for sharing with others.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: After, Business, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Death, First, Guide, Practical, Spouse, Through, Widow's, Year
Ever After High: A Semi-Charming Kind of Life (A School Story)
by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 4.8 with 10 reviews
Darling Charming is bored in Damsel-In-Distressing class. She’d much rather be in Hero Training with her brothers. The only thing is, she has secretly been helping her brother Dexter ace the class. If anyone finds out, a scandal would erupt at Ever After High. One of the most prestigious families in town, the Charmings have a reputation to uphold. Darling is destined to be a damsel…but this Rebel may want to decide her own destiny! Why should princes have all the fun?
Don’t miss the companion activity book, Hero Training!
Posted in School Tagged with: After, Brown Books for Young Readers, Ever, High, Kind, Life, Little, School, Semi-Charming, Story
After the Storm: A Kate Burkholder Novel
by: Minotaur Books
Product rating: 4.6 with 72 reviews
In this electrifying thriller by New York Times bestseller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must uncover a family’s long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder
When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones–and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.
Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature strikes at the very heart of Kate’s budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti. A reality that strains their fragile new love to the breaking point and threatens the refuge they’ve built for themselves–and their future.
Under siege from an unknown assailant–and her own personal demons–Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own.
Posted in Police Procedurals Tagged with: After, Burkholder, Kate, Minotaur Books, Novel, Storm
Ever After High: Hero Training: A Destiny Do-Over Diary
by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Enroll in Hero Training class with Dexter and Daring Charming, and write your own destiny! If you were preparing to be a professional rescuer, what skills would you need to learn? What if princesses were allowed to joust? Flip the script in this hexcellent activity book!
Companion to the novel A Semi-Charming Kind of Life!
Posted in Fantasy & Magic Tagged with: After, Brown Books for Young Readers, Destiny, Diary, Do-Over, Ever, Hero, High, Little, Training
Isla and the Happily Ever After
Product rating: 4.5 with 205 reviews
“Stephanie Perkins’ characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.”—Rainbow Rowell
“This adorable YA romance is half New York love story, half Parisian romance, and fully prepared to make your heart melt quicker than a gelato dropped on a sidewalk.”—MTV.com
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever. Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
Posted in Dating & Sex Tagged with: After, Ever, Happily, Isla, Speak
Fatal Mistake: After the Final Epilogue (The Fatal Series)
by: Carina Press
Product rating: 4.7 with 622 reviews
A critical error.
A Cinderella season cut short.
A star player murdered.
DC is recovering from angry riots after one player’s mistake blew the DC Federals’ chance at the World Series, and Lieutenant Sam Holland is determined to unravel the twisted web of motives behind the star center fielder’s death. Was it a disgruntled fan, a spurned lover or a furious teammate?
While Sam digs through clues, her husband, US Senator Nick Cappuano, fights for his political life in the final days of his reelection campaign as financial irregularities threaten his future. It’s a distraction Nick can ill afford with Sam in the midst of another high-profile murder investigation and both of them trying to help their adopted son, Scotty, cope with the murder of a ballplayer he admired.
Determined to bring the killer to justice, Sam must root out the truth before another mistake proves fatal.
“Fans of Scandal and House of Cards will love the Fatal Series.” —New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard
Posted in Women Sleuths Tagged with: After, Carina Press, Epilogue, Fatal, Final, Mistake, Series
The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After
Product rating: 4.6 with 20 reviews
In the stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil trilogy, everything old is new again, as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their fairy tale.
Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, but their storybook is about to be rewritten—and this time theirs isn’t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the forces of Good are in deathly peril. Will Agatha and Sophie be able to work together to save them? Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they’ve been searching for?
Soman Chainani delivers action, adventure, laughter, romance, and more twists than ever before in this extraordinary end to his epic series.
Posted in Friendship Tagged with: After, Ever, Evil, Good, HarperCollins, Last, School