Bestselling author Lauraine Snelling crafts a poignant story of hope and restoration for a newly paroled mother rebuilding her life after the loss of her son.Maggie Roberts is starting over again after her reckless driving led to a 10-year prison sentence and the devastating loss of her son. Having learned to repurpose retired thoroughbred racehorses through an inmate training program, Maggie finds a way to rebuild her life. But it's not until she meets single father Gil Winters and his wheelchair-bound son, Edward, that she finds her calling. In helping Edward with his therapy using horses, Maggie finds herself coming to life again. But when a shadow from the past returns, Maggie is forced to choose between her newfound freedom and getting Edward the life-saving help he needs.
Forbidden. Hidden. Denied. Can art be powerful enough to endure? Ragni Clauson's work, relationships, and body all seem to be falling apart. And she isn't convinced that spending her vacation fixing up her great-grandmother's cabin and supervising her rebellious teenage niece, Erika, will offer any much-needed rejuvenation. As Ragni and Erika clean, they begin to uncover the secret paintings and life of Nilda, Ragni's ancestor who lived in the cabin in the early 1900s. Ragni doesn't know how much she has in common with her great-grandmother, but it becomes clear Nilda faced her own struggles. Taking care of home and menfolk, fighting off locusts, raising her daughter, and finding time to paint in the midst of it all were not easy tasks. Will Nilda's passion for enduring art re-ignite Ragni's artistic soul a century later? Weaving together the stories of three generations of women,The Brushstroke Legacystirs us to believe that no matter the circumstances, we are called to use our gifts- never knowing when they might bring a stranger to a new place of hope.
After her history-making Kentucky Derby win, Trish believes she can go on to win the triple crown of thoroughbred racing but untold adversity and near tragedy may stop her progress.
Four christmas romance novellas
With the support of her family and friends, DJ undertakes the long and difficult process of recovery from the serious burns she received while saving horses from a deadly fire, but she is afraid she may never ride again.
As Trish continues her horse racing successes and her struggles with her faith, she faces some mysterious, anonymous threats.
DJ prays for guidance as she tries to balance her time at the riding academy with school work, art projects, and her new stepfamily.
A new job for her mother and a possible move to another city threaten to part DJ from her horse.
The first book in a new historical series that follows the children of a Dakota territory family as they look to fulfill their own hopes and dreams.
Because her father is ill, without telling her parents, horse-loving Trish earns money after school at the race track, where trouble begins when one of her mounts is in a mysterious accident.
After a string of wins, Trish breaks her arm, and since the horse Trish and her father have entered in both the Santa Anita Derby and the Kentucky Derby won't tolerate another rider, it seems that they're going to miss an opportunity of their lives.
After her Aunt Teza's test results turn out to be inconclusive, Dot Cooper resolves to raise money for a new mammogram machine, through the creation and auction of a magnificent, king-sized quilt to be sewn by the women of Jefferson City.Dot's efforts quickly draw the support of disparate members of the community, including newcomer Beth Donnelly, married to a local pastor, Elaine Giovanni, the stylish wife of a local surgeon; and an ailing Aunt Teza. But as the four different generations work the squares of the quilt, they are also confronted with ragged pieces of their own lives. Though the women could not be more different on the surface, they hold in common quiet suffering triggered by painful circumstances: the death of children, the abandonment of husbands, the loneliness of depression. Yet their struggles will bring them closer together than they ever could have anticipated, and their lives will be dramatically changed, as together they experience the curative powers of The Healing Quilt.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Having won the Santa Anita Derby, Trish and her horse look forward to competing in the Kentucky Derby, until a series of misfortunes interferes with their dream.
HIGH HURDLES 8. DJ Randall couldn't be happier. Never before has she had so much support behind her dream of jumping in the Olympics. Even her mother, who has never understood DJ's love for horses, now cheers in the stands at DJ's shows. As DJ begins to compete in A-rated shows, however, everyone tells her she needs a better horse. But how can DJ give up Major, the sweetest, most willing horse ever? Then DJ's biological father, Brad, and his wife, Jackie, offer their Thoroughbred/warmblood gelding to her. DJ is unsure whether to take their generous gift. Is she ready for a horse as spectacular as Herndon? Besides, DJ and Major have developed a bond she's unwilling to break. Can DJ let go of the past and look forward to a future with Herndon? Realizing her dream will mean an emotional sacrifice ...
DJ Randall becomes anxious on moving day when one delay after another prohibits she and her family from actually doing it. But when the time finally arrives, DJ realizes she's about to leave the only home she's ever known. Is she ready to say goodbye?
"Ah, that ain't it. He's hoping to spend a bit of time with Miz Landsverk. Widow woman like her needs a man. Why else you tink she come to da logging camp?"
HIGH HURDLES 1 Thirteen-year-old DJ Randall wants nothing more than to compete as a show jumper in the Olympics. After years of riding and working with horses, she's ready to start contending. Only one obstacle stands in her way--she doesn't have a horse! Together with her best friend, Amy Yamamoto, DJ puts her plan for earning horse money into action. But just when it seems as if buying a horse is a real possibility, everything goes wrong. DJ's grandmother, who has always lived with DJ and her fast-track mother, announces she is moving out. Horrified at the prospect of living alone with a mother who doesn't understand her dreams, DJ fights to prevent the move. Without Gran's support, DJ may never realize her Olympic ambitions! All DJ needs is a chance . . .
"But Mother is always dying," is Gillian Ormsby's sarcastic response when her younger, favored sister tells her that she has to go take care of their hypochondriac mother. Much against her will, since she and her mother never have gotten along, Gillian arrives in California to find the garden and yard dead, the blinds all drawn, and her mother indeed in bed--waiting to die. But when Gillian talks with the doctor, he assures her there's no medical reason behind her mother's state. Now on a mission to restore her mother to health, Gillian insists Mother get out of bed, eat, exercise and hopefully, choose to live. She also sets about reviving the garden to its former glory, enlisting the help of Adam, a handsome man who owns a family gardening business with his father. Gillian is delighted when a pair of hummingbirds appear, and her friendship with Adam grows. Soon, Mother's health improves, and one day she announces she and her friend Enzio are going on a cruise. Before Gillian has time to turn around, her mother is gone and she is left high and dry again, and wondering, what is she going to do with the rest of her own life?
"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Lauraine Snelling. Romance blooms between Blythe Stensrude and Thane Davidson after their dogs tangle leashes in the park-- until Thane becomes guardian to his three-year-old niece. Blythe doesn't think she's mother material, but how can she refuse Thane's request to give a neglected little girl the best Christmas ever? "'Twas the Week Before Christmas" by Lenora Worth Upon arrival at her grandmother's Louisiana plantation for the holidays, socialite Elise Melancon is confronted with a shocking request-- her grandmother wants her to "reform" a handsome man so he can date another woman! Perhaps Elise will discover that life's greatest gifts don't always come in a box.
This is the story of two mothers, strangers to one another. The first has two children--twins, a boy and girl, who are seniors in high school. She wants their last Christmas as a family living in the same home to be perfect, but her husband is delayed returning from a business trip abroad. And then there's an accident--a fatal one involving a drunk driver.Meanwhile, the other mother has a daughter who needs a new heart, and so the loss of one woman becomes the miracle the other has desperately prayed for. While one mother grieves, and pulls away from her family, the other finds that even miracles aren't always easy to receive.
Fourteen-year-old DJ is faced with a complicated dilemma when the father she's never met suddenly wants to become part of her life.
Trish decides that if she doesn't win Firefly's next race, she'll quit the racing scene altogether. When Trish's chemistry tutor offers her some pills "to help her think better", she almost gives in, but resolves that as her father found strength in a greater power, so must she. And, in her moment of victory, Trish realizes she has won the most important race of all.
Tricia learns to trust in God as she deals with the problems of her father's serious illness and her mother's disapproval of Tricia's involvement with horse racing.
While rescuing Herndon and other horses from a burning barn, fifteen-year-old DJ suffers serious injuries but also finds that God has answered her prayer to overcome a life-long fear of fire.
Select your download format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. For more details, visit the Formats page under the Getting Started tab.See and hear words read aloud
- DAISY Text - See words on the screen and hear words being read aloud with the text-to-speech voice installed on your reading tool. Navigate by page, chapter, section, and more. Can also be used in audio-only mode. Compatible with many reading tools, including Bookshare’s free reading tools.
- DAISY Text with Images - Similar to DAISY Text with the addition of images within the Text. Your reading tool must support images.
- Read Now with Bookshare Web Reader - Read and see images directly from your Internet browser without downloading! Text-to-speech voicing and word highlighting are available on Google Chrome (extension installation required). Other browsers can be used with limited features. Learn more
- DAISY Audio - Listen to books in audio-only mode with the high-quality Kendra voice by Ivona pre-installed. Navigate by page, chapter, section, and more. Must be used with a DAISY Audio compatible reading tool.
- MP3 - Listen to books in audio-only mode with the high-quality Kendra voice by Ivona pre-installed. Navigate using tracks. Can be used with any MP3 player.
- BRF (Braille Ready Format) - Read with any BRF compatible refreshable braille display; navigate using the search or find feature.
- DAISY Text - Read with any DAISY 3.0 compatible refreshable braille display, navigate by page, chapter, section, and more.
- Embossed Braille - Use Bookshare’s DAISY Text or BRF formats to generate embossed braille.