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The Thread Binding Them Together As Sisters Is All Too Fragile...<P><P> The bittersweet reunion of the Robichaud family and the Harrows in the land of the Acadians has brought two mothers and two daughters full circle. They rekindle those early bonds and experience restoration of those lost years, but time and tragedy have left their indelible imprints on all who have endured the decades of separation and uncertainty. Moving forward with their lives now means further farewells--not as devastating as the one long ago, but no less heart wrenching.<P> Their connection, which goes beyond that of "sisters" to best friends, will be tested by the coming Revolution and the lure of England--parted again, the reunited, but for how long...? Can their friendship sustain the startling revelation concerning...The Birthright?
In a rip-roaring plot that could be torn from tomorrow's headlines, bestselling author T. Davis Bunn weaves political intrigues and disturbing moral dilemmas into a chillingly credible portrait of the cutthroat world of international finance. Jackie Havilland is working in an Orlando detective agency when she is approached with an unusual request: Esther Hutchings, wife of Congressman Graham Hutchings, wants Jackie to find out who is behind a smear campaign to destroy her husband, who has recently suffered a debilitating stroke. Congressman Hutchings was investigating a secret project called Tsunami, the biggest currency scam in history. Jackie is instructed to unearth all she can and to leave no paper trail. Wynn Bryant, a successful, wealthy businessman, is the brother-in-law of the governor of Florida. Wynn has never liked politics and is surprised when his brother-in-law contrives to have him take Hutchings's place in Congress. The reason soon becomes clear: Legislation to relieve Third World countries of their debt-dubbed the Jubilee Amendment-is in the offing, and the governor is determined to have it quashed at any cost. Just as Wynn is about to decline the position, he is told that refusing isn't an option. As Jackie and Wynn get more deeply involved in their new assignments, they begin to feel ripples of a conspiracy carrying a destructive power far more dangerous than the notorious Tsunami scam. It is a killer wave that threatens to crush them both-and permanently reshape the world economy. In his previous Doubleday novel,The Great Divide,T. Davis Bunn spun a legal thriller that wowed critics and readers alike. InDrummer in the Dark, he captures contemporary political and financial maneuverings with the same dazzling artistry. Climaxing in a highly charged showdown between the demands of morality and the driving forces of economic globalization in our increasingly interdependent world,Drummer in the Darkbrings the suspense novel to a whole new level of excitement.
When attorney Marcus Glenwood resigns from a prestigious corporate law firm to retreat to a small town in North Carolina and rebuild his life after a devastating personal tragedy, he suddenly finds himself in the biggest and most emotionally difficult case of his career.Fragile and spiritually wounded, Glenwood is introduced to Alma and Austin Hall, whose daughter Gloria has disappeared in China while investigating the slave-like practices of New Horizons, the world's largest manufacturer of sports shoes and athletic gear. Persuaded by Alma's pleading, and their obvious distress, Marcus accepts the case.No one, including Marcus himself, can believe how quickly his investigation untangles a web of deceit that stretches from Washington , D.C., to Europe and Asia and back to his own North Carolina backyard. With the power to obstruct, manipulate, intimidate, injure, and eliminate, the giant multinational sports company New Horizons has never lost a case. But they underestimate Marcus Glenwood.Step by cautious step Glenwood moves forward to uncover the horrifying truth about New Horizons, Gloria Hall, and ultimately himself.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A historical novel that takes place in the 1800s, between Venice and the English countryside. Two unlikely lives cross and the adventure begins.
Nathan Reynolds, a doctor, comes to the hill country to practice. He is a very good doctor, but is embittered. He finds salvation among these simple people.
This is the story of Mary, an elderly grandmother whose gnarled, arthritic hands have a beauty all their own. They represent so many skills, so many memories, so many stories to be told. Anyone who had met Mary described her as beautiful--she had always been there to listen and comfort and encourage those who were in pain, those who had lost their way. And yet in the twilight of her days, Mary felt a gentle yearning in her heart, the whisper of a melody she strained to hear....There was something left undone. When Mary becomes convinced that the task still unfinished is to make one more very special quilt, with every stitch sewn in prayer and thankfulness, the impact on her family and the surrounding community cannot be contained. No one who gets involved with this quilting project will ever be quite the same again!
Two very different girls who are as close as sisters, the tragic wedge that drives them apart, and the healing love of God.
An American officer and a veteran of the French Resistance, who have become friends after being assigned to the same area of defeated Germany, are both attracted to the same woman, a diplomat organizing care for war orphans and abandoned children. When they stumble upon stolen Nazi treasure, they uncover a conspiracy at the highest levels on both sides of the conflict--and mortal danger to themselves.
In this novel of Christmas past and present, 14 year old Marissa, too ill to rise from her bed, feels helpless rage because she must stay with Gran while her family goes to Hawaii for the holidays. Gran, mourning the recent death of her husband, confides an unhappy Christmas she experienced over a half century ago in a hospital in England where she suffered from pneumonia and abandonment by her fiancé. Marissa matures and grows close to her grandmother as she hears Gran's story of how she learned to forgive and embrace the unexpected opportunities God places in her path. Along with a kindly landlady, an overworked pastor, stranded American soldiers and an entire village, she draws upon newfound inner resources of ingenuity, determination and compassion as she joins the struggle to rescue over 300 war orphans. A vivid description of post World War II Britain, and triumph over personal loss, this story will warm your heart and. enhance your spiritual celebration of Christmas.
Kyle is a purposeful young woman who, in Another Homecoming, delights in a reunion with her birth parents and a new relationship with her brother. Now with husband Kenneth beside her to share her joy and oversee the family's legacy, Kyle's life seems perfect. And then a medical diagnosis pulls the thread that leaves the tapestry of her world unraveling around her. Utterly isolated from the emotional and spiritual anchors in her life, Kyle discovers that her "homecoming" was only the beginning of the story.
Marcus Glenwood's stunning legal victory over the New Horizons corporation (in the best-selling thriller, The Great Divide) came with a severe personal price. Now, barely a year later, Glenwood is slowly getting back on his feet, back into his legal practice, and back into a deeper relationship with Kirsten Stansted.But when the new CEO of New Horizons-the company that once attempted to have Marcus killed-comes to him seeking representation in a personal matter, Marcus is stunned. Dale Steadman's story is heart wrenching, but Marcus's instincts for self-preservation urge him to turn down the case. Steadman's one-year-old daughter has been kidnapped-by his ex-wife, the baby's mother, world-renowned opera diva Erin Brandt. Kirsten finally convinces Marcus to help Steadman, and soon the case becomes a media sensation. And before long, someone is after Marcus-and Kirsten-using deadly scare tactics.T. Davis Bunn carefully crafts his novels to include a strong spiritual dimension, plumbing the depths of his characters' faith under crisis. Intercut with edge-of-your-seat courtroom scenes, his riveting new thriller takes readers from the American South to London and Germany...and from the depths of the soul to the heights of the spirit.From the Hardcover edition.