Running Of The Bride

Author: Rachel Eddey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762785470
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When Rachel’s handsome studio exec boyfriend proposes on the Sex and the City movie set, she can’t fathom the dizzying adventure ahead. Accepting a once-in-a-lifetime venue deal helps their budget but puts them on a crash course to get married in just four months—and time isn’t their only challenge. They battle a wacky host of vendors, including a hair stylist who fakes a car accident and a makeup artist channeling Marilyn Manson, all while testing their love amid tastings and tulle. Using her nervous energy productively, Rachel enters every contest she can find, winning diamond earrings, a honeymoon, a photographer, and two wedding gowns. Her pop culture obsession lands the wedding party on two hit reality TV shows. There’s just one problem as the clock ticks down: Her staunch perfectionism and fear of dancing threaten to derail everything. She has to redefine perfect and embrace the mistakes—or risk losing it all. Please take your seats. The wedding is about to begin.

Mother Of The Bride

Author: Carole Mortimer
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488030103
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Re-read this classic romance by USA Today bestselling author Carole Mortimer Two years ago, Helen Palmer married powerful Zack Neilson to fulfill a beloved matriarch's dying wish. It had simply been a marriage of convenience and—afraid of the longings he had unleashed in her body and soul—Helen immediately cut Zack out of her life… But when her eighteen-year-old daughter—from a previous disastrous union—announces her engagement to Zack's son, Helen can't avoid her husband any longer. Zack is back in her life…and this time he's not leaving! Originally published in 1992

The Bride S Choice

Author: Sara Orwig
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459278941
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MARRY A STRANGER? Juliana Aldrich wouldn't think of it! But that's exactly what her benefactor's will was asking her to do. Worse, her would-be groom, Caleb Duncan, actually wanted to go through with it! Think of the money, he insisted. All Juliana could think about was sharing the marriage bed with this dangerously sexy man! Caleb couldn't have made a better proposal himself. Marry for one year, and he'd walk away with his bachelorhood intact. But he soon realized his pretty bride was sure to foul up his plans, because Juliana had him wishing that her hotheaded refusals would turn to passion on the wedding night….

Plutarch S Advice To The Bride And Groom And A Consolation To His Wife

Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019512023X
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This book is a collection of essays with commentary and evaluative bibliography on Plutarch, Advice to the Bride and Groom and Consolation to His Wife, along with Greek texts and English translations. It is designed to help readers understand and appreciate two important documents for the study of gender and the family in the Greco-Roman world and in later Western history. This book therefore is written for both a scholarly and a general audience. The commentary, essays, and bibliography are designed for those who are reading the English translation. The Greek text, which is not otherwise easily accessible, is included for the convenience of readers who can read Greek.

The Bride Of Spring

Author: Catherine Archer
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460359348
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Lady Raine Had Need of a Husband… But not just any man would do. She required a man of honor to protect her young brother's inheritance. And from the moment she laid eyes upon Benedict Ainsworth at court, she knew her search was over. But her scheming had just begun…. Entranced by Raine's breathtaking beauty, Benedict, Baron of Brackenmoore, would have moved heaven and earth for the intriguing lady. Though when she tricked him into a marriage of convenience, he was determined to make her his wife in more than name only…!

The Bride Of Christ Goes To Hell

Author: Dyan Elliott
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812206932
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The early Christian writer Tertullian first applied the epithet "bride of Christ" to the uppity virgins of Carthage as a means of enforcing female obedience. Henceforth, the virgin as Christ's spouse was expected to manifest matronly modesty and due submission, hobbling virginity's ancient capacity to destabilize gender roles. In the early Middle Ages, the focus on virginity and the attendant anxiety over its possible loss reinforced the emphasis on claustration in female religious communities, while also profoundly disparaging the nonvirginal members of a given community. With the rising importance of intentionality in determining a person's spiritual profile in the high Middle Ages, the title of bride could be applied and appropriated to laywomen who were nonvirgins as well. Such instances of democratization coincided with the rise of bridal mysticism and a progressive somatization of female spirituality. These factors helped cultivate an increasingly literal and eroticized discourse: women began to undergo mystical enactments of their union with Christ, including ecstatic consummations and vivid phantom pregnancies. Female mystics also became increasingly intimate with their confessors and other clerical confidants, who were sometimes represented as stand-ins for the celestial bridegroom. The dramatic merging of the spiritual and physical in female expressions of religiosity made church authorities fearful, an anxiety that would coalesce around the figure of the witch and her carnal induction into the Sabbath.

Medea

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199881855
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The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language. Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. Medea, is a story of betrayal and vengeance. Medea, incensed that her husband Jason would leave her for another after the many sacrifices she has made for him, murders both his new bride and their own children in revenge. It is an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to female characters. This new translation does full justice to the lyricism of Euripides original work, while a new introduction provides a guide to the play, complete with interesting details about the traditions and social issues that influenced Euripides's world.

Wedding Chic

Author: Nina Willdorf
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440625514
Size: 79.14 MB
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Brides-to-be can put aside the temptation to elope--Wedding Chic is here to help make sense of it all with the low-budget, high-style scoop. With real saving secrets straight from planners, photographers, florists, caterers, newlyweds, and other savvy sources, this is the essential guide for women on planning the wedding they've always wanted--without spending the rest of their married years paying it off. Brides will learn to: - Avoid getting bullied by the professionals - Find the best planner for their pennies - Get the most bloom for their buck - Make saving on their photographer a snap - Find low-cost entertainers that are music to their ears - Create a booze budget and wedding menu at palatable prices - Slip into a teensy, weensy honeymoon bikini without losing their shirts - Be queen for the day-without getting totally ripped off!

A History Of The Wife

Author: Marilyn Yalom
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061913655
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How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a prerequisite for marriage today? And, if the original purpose of marriage was procreation, what exactly is the purpose of marriage for women now? Combining "a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft"(San Jose Mercury News), distinguished cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage in the Judeo Christian world through the centuries and shows how radically our ideas about marriage have changed. For any woman who is, has been, or ever will be married, this intellectually vigorous and gripping historical analysis of marriage sheds new light on an institution most people take for granted, and that may, in fact, be experiencing its most convulsive upheaval since the Reformation.

The Rescue Of The Bride

Author: Z. C. Cyrus
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490844112
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Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the mighty Pacific is the final remnant of the human population-a community spared from the spread of a deadly global pandemic. Within this relocation town, Sardis struggles with the loss of his mother, who was not only his mentor but his closest friend. But Sardis is about to learn that his mother had a secret: a secret so impactful, it will change the course of his future and the future of all mankind. Now, as God calls him to the front lines of the greatest battle in history, will he be able to harness the power that is stirring in his soul and lead a group of unlikely friends on this impossible journey? Or will he succumb to the darkness and fear that forever clutches his frail human heart? The Rescue of the Bride delves deep into the essence of the human spirit, dividing joy and fear, light and darkness, using God's promises to unlock the truth hidden within the heart of every man.