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When Raven Dances: WWII Invades Young Lives In Seward, Alaska

by Polly Bigelow

When Raven Dances tells the story of a girl growing up in in Seward, Alaska after World War II. It is also a study in mythology, reminding us that dangers lurk in the midst of happiness. Ms. Bigelow has obviously done a lot of research into the history of Seward, Alaska, a port often overlooked by tourists as they board or disembark their luxury ocean liners. She is able to weave in the language and folklore of Native Americans and other early immigrants from Alaska to New Mexico. Her descriptive writing style reminds one of Elizabeth Peters, author of the popular Amelia Peabody series. Many details bring the 1940s vividly to life. Most of us today are unaware of what sacrifices U.S. citizens had to make for the war effort. There are many suspenseful events in this novel that keep us turning the pages. Readers will be hoping for a sequel to learn what else happens to our gutsy heroine and her compatriots. Patricia Cleavenger, teacher of English literature and Columbia Basin College librarian War disrupts a young child's life when her father is killed in action. As a result, her mother decides to leave the comforts of New Mexico to seek a new life for them in far north Alaska. This story chronicles the ups and downs, adventures and misadventures in her life as she and her mother struggle to establish themselves in their new world. This is a "feel good" book worth your time. Read it. You will be glad you did. William R. Brooksher, Brigadier General USAF, military historian and author of Glory at a Gallop: Tales of the Confederate Cavalry

Ken the Alaskan Crab Fisherman: Bering Sea King Crab

by Ken Bottcher

I am truly blessed to be living in the most beautiful place on God's green earth, Valdez, Alaska. Valdez is located in Prince William Sound on Alaska's Gulf coast and is surrounded by natural beauty unequaled, in my opinion, anywhere else on earth. Though my commercial fishing days are far behind me in life, I truly enjoy writing stories I hope inspire children to work hard and follow their dreams.

Poacher's Paradise: An Alaska Wildlife Trooper Novel

by Ron Walden

Alaska Wildlife Trooper, Will Trippet, partnered with his old schoolmate, Gordy Ponset, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer to patrol Mystery Creek Road on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula to check bear baiting stations. While investigating tracks of an all terrain vehicle they discover a poached moose. The poacher lay dead at the scene, killed by a brown bear. This grisly scene ignites an investigation that took a year to complete. The poacher came from a family making a living taking illegal fish and game. Poacher's Paradise gives a glimpse into duties and perils of the adventurous, dangerous routine of Alaska Wildlife Troopers. Included in Poacher's Paradise is a true account of an early Alaska Fish and Wildlife Officer, Al 'Bear Bait' Thompson, written by Al's wife, Joyce Thompson, who was with him during the entire ordeal. It gives details of the attack and mauling as well as the dramatic and heroic 17 mile trek to the nearest road for rescue. Al was one of the early officers who made Alaska Fish and Wildlife Division what it is today. I am pleased to relate that my wife, Betty Walden, worked with Al for many years until retiring.

My Wonderful Life with Diabetes: An Inspiring and Empowering Story of Living Healthy Living Active, and Living Well with Diabetes

by Rick Mystrom

"You are about to meet a man who never let diabetes prevent him from accomplishing everything he wanted in life: good health, success in business, community service, family, and politics. Rick Mystrom knew that understanding his disease was crucial to his health. He has become one of the most knowledgeable persons living with diabetes in my extensive practice and frequently serves as a role model and authoritative resource for others." Jeanne R. Bonar MD, FACP, FACE Endocrinology, Internal Medicine "It is the patient, not the doctor, who manages diabetes. Rick Mystrom is the gold medal winner for controlling his diabetes. He has become so skilled that he can predict and adjust his insulin level just by looking at the meal he is going to eat. His results: no complications from his long history of the disease. He is the expert. I am the learner." Thomas Nighswander MD MPH

Due Process: Vigilante Serial Killer—Justice Dispatched with Extreme Prejudice

by Lyle O’connor

Enter the realm of a serial killer; share his thoughts, his emotions, his pain, and his need to assassinate. Walter, an ordinary factory worker, obsessing over the mistreatment of victims by the courts becomes a vigilante for justice. Appalled by adjudicators coddling criminals under the guise of civil rights, Walter factors himself in as a lethal consequence for depraved individuals walking out of court with a-slap-on-the-wrist as punishment for heinous crimes. He has no particular skill-sets qualifying him to fight crime. He relies on cunning, isolation, and his hunting and tracking skills to take down targets and bring about his form of justice. A kaleidoscope of dreams and apparitions thrusts Walter into a nightmarish world where the lines of good and evil are discernible. When applying justice he finds right and wrong interchangeable; body count is his only measure of success.

A Bachelor Establishment

by Isabella Barclay

Elinor Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America. A chance encounter changes their plans, plunging Elinor and Lord Ryde into adventure and not a little peril until, finally, they are forced to confront the mystery of what happened on That Night, all those years ago. Are they both so entangled in the riddles of the past that they are about to miss this one last opportunity for future happiness?

A Way from Heart to Heart

by Helena Fairfax

"...a fantastic book...With an engrossing story and relatable characters, this story is a must read." The Book Maven "...a touching and beautifully written story about the power and healing nature of love." Jo Barton at Jaffa Reads Too "...a lovely, emotive and heart-warming contemporary romance story that draws in the audience and takes hold from the very beginning...Fans of contemporary romance will love A Way From Heart to Heart." Caroline Barker at A Reader's Review "...A tale of sadness, loss, friendship, family and love. I loved it!" Sandra at Beauty Balm blog spot A knock at the door shatters Kate Hemingway's life when she's informed of her husband Stuart's death in Afghanistan. She struggles to care for their young son George with only Stuart's aloof best friend Paul as emotional support. Piece by fragile piece, she tries to rebuild her life, realising Paul and her son have formed an unlikely bond. When Paul agrees to accompany Kate and a group of disadvantaged teenagers on a trip to the Yorkshire moors, he finally reveals something he's kept secret for years. Kate's own scarred heart begins to open up ... but can she risk her son's happiness as well as her own? A novel about friendship, loss, and the human heart's enduring capacity for love, this stunning debut explores one woman's attempt at survival when her world comes crashing down around her.

Finger Food

by Helen Lederer

Bella le Pard's career as a TV presenter is 'on hold'. To fill her days, she sits in a coffee shop and obsesses about a wedding dress in the neighbouring shop. Her luck changes when she gets the call from her old boss at 'Flair for living TV' to present a pilot for a new food and chat show. But her revived TV career is short-lived when one of the celebrity guests threatens to steal the show. Bella finds herself turning to blackmail to save her job. But will her threat to reveal her boss's infidelity keep her on TV? And will she ever find a reason to buy that dream wedding dress?

How To Be a Million Pound Mum: By Starting Your Own Business

by Hazel Cushion

So you want to be a great mum and, ideally, a rich one too? Welcome to Million Pound Mum. This range of books offers constructive advice on how to start a business, still be a great mum and have fun while doing it. This book is packed with practical information, top tips and the experiences of mums who have successfully started their own online business. Whether you want to turn your passion into a money-making blog, create your own dream online shop or become a modern day matchmaker with a dating site - this book will offer all the facts and tips you need to get started. Some of have reached the Million Pound Mum goal and others are well on the way. Written in a clear, easy style, this book has all the tools you need to become a Million Pound Mum, online.

Triplet Tales: A Celebration of the Arrival of Triplets

by Hazel Cushion

They say the best things come in three and so they did for Hazel Cushion, author of Triplet Tales. Having struggled for some time with infertility het triplets were the result of her first attempt at IVF. Share in the celebration of their arrival with this light-hearted book has been delightfully illustrated by cartoonist Brain Platt. Written in rhyming couplets the book is ideal for all young children who will enjoy the many varied characters and their different reactions to the arrival of three bouncing babies.

How To Be a Million Pound Mum: By Setting Up An Internet Business

by Hazel Cushion

So you want to be a great mum and, ideally, a rich one too? Welcome to Million Pound Mum. This range of books offers constructive advice on how to start a business, still be a great mum and have fun while doing it. This book is packed with practical information, top tips and the experiences of mums who have successfully started their own online business. Whether you want to turn your passion into a money-making blog, create your own dream online shop or become a modern day matchmaker with a dating site - this book will offer all the facts and tips you need to get started. Some of have reached the Million Pound Mum goal and others are well on the way. Written in a clear, easy style, this book has all the tools you need to become a Million Pound Mum, online.

The Legacy of Lochandee

by Gwen Kirkwood

Meticulously-researched...warming the hearts of millions of readers.' Historical Novels Review 'Collier has a gift for bringing her characters to life that will keep the reader engrossed until the end' Daily Mail A new Saga Queen hits the televisual cobbles- Daily Telegraph Book Five of the Brothers and Lovers series by Catrin Collier Pontypridd 1930 - At eighteen Edyth is the 'plain, intelligent' one of Harry and Sali Evans's five daughters. Until a chance meeting with handsome curate Peter Slater throws her life into turmoil. Head over heels in love, she sacrifices her own ambitions of a college education and career, and defies her parents' opposition so she can help Peter realise his dream of running his own parish. The church sends Peter to Butetown, a multi-racial dockland area of Cardiff, commonly known as Tiger Bay. There Edyth and Peter encounter rich cultures from all corners of the world that flourish even in the depression ridden conditions of desperate poverty. It is a society where creed, language and the colour of a family's skin doesn't matter - as long as the borders that separate Tiger Bay from the city aren't crossed. And there Edyth discovers exactly why her parents were so opposed to her marriage. Peter has a dark secret that has not only blighted his life but also hers. A secret that threatens to destroy her love and, ultimately their marriage...

The Children of Lochandee

by Gwen Kirkwood

The linked circular beds of the chain garden, bright with summer colour, present a charming picture - unless you understand the coded language of flowers. Guilt-ridden at the number of men dying in her father's mine, Grace Dameral works hard to help the village's bereaved families while caring for her frail mother and preparing for her brothers' homecoming. The arrival of Edwin Philpotts, a former missionary, ignites a dramatic sequence of events that lay bare long-buried secrets. But why has Edwin returned to Cornwall, and how will Grace respond to his shocking confession?

Home To Lochandee

by Gwen Kirkwood

"Just the sort of book one likes to find on a yacht's bookshelf between watches." - Classic Boat Magazine Set sail on a voyage of discovery of great nautical stories. These stories range from the Napoleonic wars, via ships that traded under sail round Cape Horn, to what it was like to take charge of a ship in Convoy, serve in the force-ends of a submarine or fly a Corsair against the Japanese. If you have seen WW1 picture of a ship in dazzle camouflage, there is a description of how it came about, and the Dunkirk evacuation is movingly depicted. Lastly there is Uffa Fox's airbone lifeboat: a real masterpiece of design, and what a man!

A Maxwell Mourned

by Gwen Kirkwood

Tide of Fortune, is a thrilling adventure story set on the high seas. It has all the ingredients that readers who are familiar with the writing of Patrick O'Brian, Alexander Kent and CS Forester will recognise: perilous seascapes, bloody sea battles, races against time and tide, gallant sea captains and salty crew, exotic locations but with a twist! The story is told from the point of view of an inexperienced nineteen-year-old girl, Kerenza Vyvyan. Her voyage on the packet ship Kestrel is not only a journey to ransom her mother and sister held captive by the Governor of Tangier but also proves to be a journey of self-discovery. Kerenza bravely faces the various disasters that befall her on board with a growing strength of character and fortitude she never knew she had. Jane Jackson's heroine, Kerenza, prefigures the feisty women of 20th century novels rising above the traditional role mapped out for a woman of her time. However, this is not all action and adventure for during the course of her travels Kerenza regains the love and trust of Kestrel's captain, Nick Penrose, who had broken her heart earlier.

Bush Pilot Way: Flying and Training in Alaska to Become the Best Pilot You Can Be

by Bill Quirk

Color-illustrated, Bush Pilot Way, focuses on flying small taildragger aircraft and landing them in remote and challenging terrain in wild Alaska. It presents the author's explanation of his aviation journey in Alaska. The journey displays the inspiration of flying in Alaska, defining who are Alaska's modern-day bush pilots, and showing the training necessary to become the best pilot you can be. It also presents the causes for the elevated aircraft accident rate in Alaska and how to avoid such incidences. Bush Pilot Way serves as a primer for training the Alaska bush pilot way. Once a pilot learns how to train according to the book, additional or new training can be carried out, without difficulty, because the pilot has already learned the foundation for training. Bush Pilot Way is a classical training manual because it is written in a contemporary style that is always current. As time goes forward, the strategy for training will remain the same. Fifty-two distinctive narratives comprising the appendix, show general aviation topics and authenticated experiences of a skilled pilot flying Alaska's uninhabited backcountry. The narratives include the inspiration of flying Alaska's coastal mountains, glaciers, and fjords; flying and landing in Alaska's backcountry in winter on skis and in summer on Bushwheels; flying wildlife surveys and observing rare wildlife encounters.

Honor Bound: The story of an Alaska dog's journey home, how he fulfilled his honor-bond to his girl, and became a true dog, a great dog.

by Amanda Kirsch

Robby was sent tumbling over the side of his family's pickup and hitting the pavement and tire--hard. He finds himself battered and broken hiding out in a storm outside Palmer, Alaska. He's three-hundred miles from home and his only compass is the tug of his heart and memory of his girl. His nose points south and he dares to face the cold grip of Alaska's edge of winter and the cold city that ain't no place for a dog." Over mountain and city streets he journeys at the edge of his endurance. The hungry empty-bellied wolves and killing-frost his constant fears. Wounded and sick--nearly drowned, his iron-will and courage urges him on. For he knows in his heart that only a true dog--a great dog, stops at nothing to get home to his human. Robby knows he's honor bound to be by his Miss's side--or die trying.eys and find her true voice? "

Village of the Full Moon Curse: Cursed Werewolf's Dangerous Quest to Save His Love, Friends, and Circa, Alaska from Evil Vampires

by Daniel Griffin

Village of the Full Moon Curse, a novel about a cursed werewolf embarking on a dangerous quest to save the woman he loves from the hands of an aged powerful vampire. He receives unexpected assistance from two outsiders who help to save the entire village of Circa, Alaska from the hands of evil vampire minions. Village of the Full Moon Curse is exciting vampire/werewolf fiction providing romance for Twighlight fans, suspense and drama for Vampire Diaries readers, shooting action for Van Helsing enthusiasts, and werewolf/ vampire battles for the Underworld movie goers, along with sarcasm and witty humor.

Government of The One: How Your Can Change the World

by Mary Lee Durham

Have you ever wanted to change the world? You hold the power to do just that, but you must discover the keys that open the doors. Enter the real world where you don't have to fantasize to become a hero--you only need to unlock the power within to fulfill your own destiny. Through Government of the One, you can understand how to take control of your thoughts and actions. Then you will have confidence to change not only yourself, but influence others around you. The rippling effects will help to bring change to the family, the community, the state, the nation, and even the world. The cover graphics are symbols of personal characteristics. The constitution symbolizes a government of individual rights and responsibilities. The quill pointing to We the People emphasizes that any government is composed of the collective One. Therefore, government must always start with the One. The cherry wood table is light in color when harvested, but will darken into a richer color as it ages. It easily absorbs other stains and is a medium- hard wood which makes it strong, yet pliable. It is symbolic of our journey through life and the transformation which takes place over the years. We absorb different philosophies as we develop and that colors or influences our lives. We learn to be strong, but flexible when change is needed. The gavel represents justice that must exist for individual or national government to thrive. The antique inkwell is a symbol of time-tested standards which hold true in any age. The gold letters of the title reflect the fire within that drives us to accomplish our goals.

The Last Homestead: Further Adventures of Denny Caraway, Alaskan Homesteader

by Warren Troy

Warren Troy, Alaska wilderness adventure author, continues the Alaska homestead adventures of Denny Caraway. Caraway, long time Alaskan homesteader, is content to live a solitary, rugged and often dangerous life deep in the northern wilderness. After many years alone, however, loneliness causes him to seek companionship on his remote land and he reconnects with a former friend and lover who is willing to share his isolated life. Denny's world is full and complete until tragedy strikes, and Caraway completely severs all ties with the few people he does know. Leaving his beloved homestead, he leads a totally primitive existence deeper in the forest, hurt and angry, until a loyal friend finds him and Denny realizes it's time to come home.

When the Heather Blooms

by Gwen Kirkwood

Set in 1795, a year since Lord Roland Stratton left Cornwall for France to undertake a secret mission for the British government. When her father is felled by a stroke brought on by desperate financial problems, Melissa Tregonning has to try to keep the family boatyard running and pay off his debts. Determined to protect his reputation, she must keep his plight and her efforts a secret, even from her family. She is helped by a mysterious stranger discovered living in woods on her father's land. But who is he? Why does he seek solitude? And what - or who - caused his terrible wounds? Attraction neither dare acknowledge deepens into love. But dark secrets threaten to part them forever, until Melissa's courage leads to a revelation that changes everything.

The Laird of Lochandee

by Gwen Kirkwood

It's 1865 and the Great Western Railway has spread across Cornwall, changing the face of the countryside with earthworks and viaducts. Now a new line is under construction. The invading army of navvies has many women but few wives. Considered heathens in a Christian country, they are feared by locals, ill-treated by the railway company, and a source of amusement for bored aristocratic ladies. This is the story of two men and two women of vastly differing backgrounds drawn together by corruption, intrigue and tragedy. Yet in the wake of disaster, hope blossoms, and courage is rewarded with a love undreamed of.

Secrets in the Heather

by Gwen Kirkwood

Nineteen-year-old Susanna Elliot rebels against her strict Quaker background which alienates her from her family and community. Rejected by the doctor she admires and is refused permission to take her dead brother's place in the family business, she flees to join her two cousins on their mission to China. All three leave Falmouth for Shanghai aboard a schooner owned by Lowell Hawke. Hawke's daring exploits have made him a legend along the China coast and Susanna finds herself involved in terrible danger - and love...

Call of the Heather

by Gwen Kirkwood

1812: With her guardian planning to remarry, 20-year-old Phoebe Dymond finds she is no longer welcome in his Falmouth home and is soon hustled aboard the packet ship Providence bound for Jamaica and an arranged marriage. A skilled herbalist and midwife, Phoebe clashes with ship's surgeon, Jowan Crossley. But their professional antagonism evolves into mutual respect and a deepening attraction neither dare acknowledge. Following a skirmish with a French privateer, Providence is robbed of crew by a Royal Navy frigate and arrives to find the island facing a slave revolt and Kingston flooded with French refugees. Escorted by Jowan to the plantation of which she will be mistress, terrifying events force Phoebe to relinquish all hope of the happiness she has glimpsed. But her journey is not yet over...

A Maxwell Takes Flight

by Gwen Kirkwood

Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Awards 2013 A British romantic comedy by Jane Wenham-Jones, author of 'Perfect Alibis'. Laura Meredith never imagined herself appearing on TV- she's too old, too flabby, too downright hormonal, and much too busy holding things together for her son, Stanley, after her husband left her for a younger, thinner replacement. But best friend Charlotte is a determined woman and when Laura is persuaded on to a daytime show to talk about her PMT, everything changes. Suddenly there's a camera crew tracking her every move and Laura finds herself an unlikely star. But as things hot up between her and gorgeous TV director, Cal, they're going downhill elsewhere. While Laura's caught up in a heady whirlwind of beauty treatments, makeovers and glamorous film locations, Charlotte's husband, Roger, is concealing a guilty secret, Stanley's got problems at school, work's piling up, and when Laura turns detective to protect Charlotte's marriage, things go horribly wrong. The champagne's flowing as Laura's prime time TV debut looks set to be a hit. But in every month, there's a "Day Ten" ...

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