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Strange things are happening at Pine Grove Middle School. The door to Ms. Balian's darkened room clicked. From her hiding place, Nicki drew in her breath suddenly Someone had slipped into the room! A dark figure moved quietly through the rows of desks and stood in front of the dresses, waiting . . . . Strange things are happening at Pine Grove Middle School--vandalism, dog-napping, stolen papers, and threatening notes. Is there a connection between the unusual girl and the mysterious mark that keeps appearing whenever something goes wrong? Nicki Holland and her best friends want to find out before something terrible happens to one of them!
When Emma first met Abel Howard, she was a woman with a past, a woman who had not always made all the right choices. But after twenty-five years of marriage to Abel and with his world-renowned ministry career at is peak, she doesn't often have a reason to dwell on things of the past. Until Christopher Lewis--the son she gave up for adoption years before--arrives on her doorstep. This young man's entry into her life rocks Emma to the very core of her being--challenging everything she's every believed about God and His purposes for her. This book is a tender, bittersweet story of redemption and forgiveness.
How do you cope when God asks you to bury a dream? In this new series by best-selling author Angela Hunt, readers will meet Jennifer Graham, the no-nonsense chief of staff for a Virginia senator who quits her job after a divorce and finds herself an unemployed single mom. Forced to live with her mother until she can find work on Capitol Hill that does not involve her gregarious ex-husband, her efforts are stymied until she learns that she has inherited a funeral home in picturesque Mt. Dora. Jennifer journeys to the small Florida town with her two sons and her mother, never dreaming that within a mortuary she will discover she has inherited a rewarding career that teaches her far more about life than death.
From the book jacket: AT AGE 35, DEANNA FAVRE HAD IT ALL - A loving husband at the peak of his NFL career Two beautiful daughters A wonderful life... AND BREAST CANCER No one is immune to tragedy. Deanna Favre is living proof. A shy, small-town girl from Kiln, Mississippi, Deanna had always been perfectly content to let her famous husband steal the spotlight. Though married to the NFL's only three-time MVP, she preferred to live a life of quiet anonymity. But on December 22, 2003, the spotlight shifted. When television cameras zeroed in on a somber Deanna watching her grief-stricken husband lead the Green Bay Packers to a Monday night victory over the Oakland Raiders immediately following the death of his father, Deanna's anonymity was lost, and her life changed forever. Tragedy struck again the following October when Deanna's younger brother, Casey, was killed in an ATV accident. Four days later-still reeling from the loss of her brother--Deanna was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through it all, however, Deanna has emerged a survivor. In this candid and inspirational memoir, she shares the triumphs and the tragedies of a life lived both behind the scenes and on center stage. From her years as a single mom and her high-profile marriage to Brett, to her highly publicized battle with breast cancer and the work she is currently doing through the Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation, her story is living testament that with faith. and love, ordinary people can overcome the most extraordinary circumstances. Three years later and cancer-free, Deanna has become one of breast cancer's leading activists. As the founder of the Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation, she now travels the country to speak about the importance of early diagnosis and raises funds to provide early diagnostic services, education, and financial support for uninsured and underinsured women battling breast cancer. Deanna, Brett, and their daughters, Brittany and Breleigh, live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. With more than three million copies of her books sold worldwide, ANGELA HUNT is the best-selling author of more than one hundred books, including The Tale of Three Trees, The Note, and Magdalene. She and her husband make their home in Florida. DEANNA FAVRE HOPE FOUNDATION A portion of the proceeds for this book will go to the Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation to provide financial support for uninsured and underinsured women battling breast cancer.
From the Book jacket: With more than three million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the award-winning, Best-selling author of The Novelist and The Truth Teller. She and her husband have two children and live in Florida. THREE WOMEN ONE MAN A GATHERING STORM In the path of a devastating hurricane, three very different women find themselves trapped in the elevator of a high-rise office building. All three conceal shattering secrets--unaware that their secrets center on the same man. The betrayed wife, eager to confront her faithless husband, with rage in her heart and a gun in her pocket... The determined mistress, finally ready to tell her lover she wants marriage and a family... The fugitive cleaning woman, tormented by the darkest secret of all... As the storm rages these three must unite to fight for their lives in the greatest test of courage-and faith-any woman could ever face.
Interweaving two captivating stories of romance and intrigue, humor and faith, The Emerald Isle wraps up the multi-colored threads of Angela Elwell Hunt's The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor series in a page-turning conclusion that will satisfy both spirit and heart. Resisting her confining, traditional role as a king's daughter, fiery-spirited Cahira O'Connor dreams of practicing her bow, not of capturing a husband. But when Norman invaders challenge the borders of the Kingdom of Connacht, Cahira fin...
Orphaned and severely deformed, from her earliest moments Sarah Sims has been kept hidden away in a secret CIA facility until an unexpected discovery gives her an opportunity to make a life for herself at last. Now Sarah has an ally, a long-lost aunt who has discovered her true identity. Aided by this brave psychologist, twenty-year-old Sarah must find the courage to confront the forces that have confined her for so long. And the strength to be reborn into a world she has never known.
THE HEIRS OF CAHIRA O'CONNOR SERIESBOOK TWOA line of women who would be warriors for truth"It is said that as Cahira, daughter of the great Irish king Rory O'Connor, lay dying of a wound from a Norman blade, she lifted her hand toward heaven and beseeched God that others would follow after her, bright stars who would break forth from the courses to which they are bound and restore right in this murderous world..." To Kathleen O'Connor, Cahira's story is nothing more than a charming legend--until her research divulges that several of Cahira's heirs did, indeed, leave the traditional roles of womanhood to fight for right. Stunned, Kathleen realizes she herself bears Cahira's mark. Is Kathleen destined to continue the legacy in the twenty-first century? To discover how the histories of these women relate to her own future, Kathleen must delve deep into the past to learn the truth about The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor... Aidan O'Connor Aidan O'Connor was raised among pickpockets and prostitutes in a Dutch colony on Java, Indonesia. But when a world-famous cartographer discovers her natural artistic talent, she is given a chance to leave her troubled life behind. Disguised as a boy, Aidan joins her benefactor at sea and begins the work of drawing the flora and fauna of the new world. This fresh beginning leads her into adventure--and to a great love. But can this love survive the force of Aidan's past...and her ambitions for her future?From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this closing book, A lovely peach dress and a battle of the bulge. An unexpected farewell and an unanticipated voyage. The briefest month on the calendar presents the angels with the island's biggest challenges. Edith Wickam, married to the pastor of the Heavenly Daze Community Church, has her heart set on wearing a designer dress to the wedding of the year. Trouble is, the zipper won't close! With only a few days to lose the pounds that stand between her and perfect elegance,will she find a diet that works? And can she summon the determination to stick with it? Annie Cuvier is at peace with her world until tragedy presents her with a series of life-changing decisions. Should she say farewell to the island of Heavenly Daze and move to Manhattan? Or should she turn away from what others would call "a sure thing" and try to make a life on the island that has sheltered her through so many storms? Come join us for another month on Heavenly Daze, where angels stand guard and heaven is but a breath away.
New tomatoes and old wounds. An identity crisis and a really bad toupee. From an angelic perspective, they're all miracles waiting to happen on the Island of Heavenly Daze. But not all the island residents are angels. The Rev. Winslow Wickam--rarely at a loss for words--is utterly speechless. His church's generous gift has thrown him into a dither of self-doubt, especially when he overhears parishioners plotting to replace him with a younger, more handsome, more hirsute minister. Meanwhile, cantankerous Olympia de Cuvier and her estranged niece Annie strut e to be civil to each other for one short weekend. Will they ever put their past behind them and give each other the love and forgiveness they so desperately need? And will Rev. Wickam's bumbling attempts to prove that he's as exciting, dashing, and modern as any big-city minister save his job--or make him the town laughingstock? Not even the angels who watch over Heavenly Daze are sure of the outcome.
Meet a group of young believers who had the guts to live out their Christian faith. Some of them had to make tough decisions, others had to hold on to God's prom
Following her running mate's assassination, Darryn Austin becomes the first female U.S. president---and is thrilled to be in the highest position in the land. She soon discovers the need for allys and spies to keep tabs on enemies who look like friends. The target of a would be assassin, she discovers just how far people will go to make sure she doesn't stay in office. When she appoints an old college flame to her cabinet, she hopes to rekindle the flame between them. She grooms him for a seat on the Supreme Court with the hope that she will be able to control future court decisions. When personal circumstances trigger his spiritual conversion, Paul becomes a threat---one she seeks to eliminate.
Accused of the murder of his society wife, the scion of one of Chicago's wealthiest, most powerful families is being defended by attorney Briley Lester. A tragic, shocking secret could be the key to proving his innocence. But before she can bring the truth into the light, Briley will have to face the woman's haunted past--and her own. Original.
Heather Whitestone. Her name has become synonymous with incredible determination and unprecedented achievement. In Listening with My Heart, Heather tells her own story and the stories of others who have inspired her, proving that with hard work, perseverance, and faith, each of us can move mountains. Profoundly deaf since she was eighteen months old, Heather strove to live a normal life, and refused to listen to the voices of discouragement that many of us so often hear, no matter what problems confront us. She wouldn't listen to the doctor who said she wouldn't develop beyond third-grade abilities, or to those who said she would never dance ballet, or even speak. She did, however, hear the encouraging spirit of her family and followed the guidance of her own heart's dreams. Struggling through her difficulties, she was sustained by every success--no matter how small--and ultimately became Miss America 1995. Though she is disabled, her incredible gifts have inspired many throughout the world, and in Listening with My Heart she at last shares her life-changing wisdom.
The controversial woman with a past only one Man could forgive. A true love story.
Nicki and her friends are thrilled when they receive an invitation to spend a few days at a 500-year-old Irish castle. Shrouded in mystery and fairy legend, the castle is everything they expect, and more! The girls must battle the sea, superstition, and their own fears as they undertake a dangerous search for the legendary treasure of the Cravenhill Castle.
En route from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Tampa International, Flight 848 bursts into flames and crashes into Tampa Bay. All 261 passengers and crew are killed. For one week, newspaper columnist Peyton MacGruder and her fellow reporters cover one of the nation's worst air disasters in years with overwhelming and numbed emotions. Then a woman Peyton's never met gives her a plastic bag that has washed up behind her house. The bag contains a note, almost certainly from the doomed flight, with a simple yet wrenching message: T- I love you. All is forgiven. -Dad. Combing through the passenger list to find the victims whose children's names begin with T, Peyton is determined to deliver the note to its proper owner. A quest which will prove as important to Peyton's own life as to the mysterious T.
ordan Kerrigan's spy novels have sold millions---but her mentally ill son, Zack, seems beyond her power to help. As Zack's behavior grows increasingly dangerous and suicidal, Jordan's internal "inside the book" world overlaps with her painful everyday existence. A deeply moving exploration of fiction, faith, God's sovereignty, and man's free will.
Jennifer Graham--mother, student, and embalmer's apprentice--could use a friend. She finds one in McLane Larson, a newcomer to Mt. Dora, and is delighted to learn that the young woman is expecting a baby. While McLane's soldier-husband serves overseas, Jen promises to support McLane and then learns that her tie to this woman goes far deeper than friendship. When a difference of opinion threatens their relationship, Jennifer discovers weaknesses in her own character . . . and a faith far stronger than she had imagined.
Jennifer Graham is struggling to make ends meet while running the Fairlawn Funeral Home, raising two children, and studying for her national board exam. Her work takes on a new dimension when Gerald Huffman, her assistant and mentor, reveals that he has a serious illness. When she learns that he and his daughter haven't spoken in years, Jen decides to help them reconcile . . . but things don't go exactly as she planned. Jennifer is longing for stability in her life . . . but she soon discovers that life isn't stagnant; it's always changing. Once again, the mortuary is a setting for lessons of laughter, love, and life.
The auburned-haired O'Connor women share a bond far deeper than their striking physical appearance. These courageous, high-spirited women all push against societal limits in this exciting historical, romantic novel that spans generations and countries from 13th-century Ireland to the excitement and mystery of 15th-century Prague.It is said that as Cahira, daughter of the great Irish king Rory O'Connor, lay dying of a wound from a Norman blade, she beseeched God that others would follow her calling. To Kathleen O'Connor, Cahira's story was nothing more than a fable--until research divulged that the tale was true. As a stunned Kathleen realizes that she herself bears the mark of Cahira, she wonders if she is destined to continue the legacy.To uncover the answers, Kathleen delves into the past to find the truth about the Heirs of Cahira O'Connor. It is a journey that carries her across generations, from the battlefields of 13th-century Ireland to the castles of 15th-century Prague. It is a past filled with peril, courage, vengeance, love, and sacrifice beyond anything she has ever known.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Three trees grow in a forest and dream of what they want to be when they grow up. One wants to be a treasure chest. Another wants to be a strong sailing ship. The third wants to stand tall and remind people of God. A wonderful story to read any time, but especially at Christmas and Easter. A Spanish/English version is also available in this library.
Led by her mother's tragic death to become a nurse, Jacquelyn Wilkes finds it hard to fully trust the new doctor, Jonah Martin. Warm with patients but distant with his staff, could he be hiding something from his past? When Jonah becomes an ally in the fight against Jacquelyn's cancer, will she have enough strength to heal his haunting emotional wounds as well?
Había una vez, encima cíe una montaña tres arbolitos que SOÑABAN con lo que querían ser cuando se hicieran grandes. Así empieza este lindo cuento tradicional americano que relata cómo los, deseos de tres árboles se hacen realidad de una manera sorprendente. Lectores de todas edades se deleitarán de esta narración encantadora por Angela Elwell Hunt. Es una historia para la Navidad, la Pascua y todo el A año. Las ilustraciones luminosas de Tim Jonke agregan a este cuento clásico un sentido de profundidad y asombro. Once upon a mountaintop, three little trees stood and DREAMED of what they wanted to become when they grew up... So begins this enchanting American folktale about three trees whose wishes come true in a surprising way. Readers of all ages will be delighted by Angela Elwell Hunt's retelling of the timeless tale-a story for Christmas, Easter, and all year round. Tim Jonke's luminous paintings give this classic story an added sense of depth and wonder.
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