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Carly Adams, who has only recently had her sight restored after a lifetime of blindness, now faces new challenges in her life. Now that she has only begun to adapt to a sighted world, her future takes an uncertain twist when she meets a handsome young cowboy who will turn her world upside down, become pregnant, and will face the risk of losing her sight once more.
On September 11th 2001, 32-year-old Elizabeth Turner was working at Channel 4 when news broke of the attacks on the World Trade Centre. Surrounded by TV screens, like her colleagues, she watched as the horror unfolded. But for Elizabeth, the atrocities were even more painful - her husband Simon was at a meeting at the top of one of the towers as the planes crashed into them. Elizabeth was seven months pregnant with their first child. As the destruction unfolded, and Simon did not call, Elizabeth's world crumbled, and she spiralled into an unimaginable abyss of grief. This courageous and moving memoir packs a powerful emotional punch, and hooks the reader from the first page. The author eloquently describes how she had to hit rock bottom before she could start rebuilding a life for herself and her young son William. That she was able to recover at all is testament to the power of the human spirit. But more than this, Elizabeth has forged a completely new life and career and is now living what she calls her 'ultimate life'. Her story offers hope that there is a way through the worst experiences - not with quick-fix solutions but by moving deep within yourself to bring about complete healing and recovery. The book contains new material to bring the tenth anniversary of the tragedy into focus.
Andrea Bard, daughter of Mrs. Bard of the Bar D ranch, wants a horse of her own. But with her father dead, and Mother trying to make it as a dude ranch there is too much work and no money for a horse. That is until an old man and a beautiful blue roan stallion appear at the gates one morning. The stallion, Blue Smoke, is a famous racer and fast as the wind, but gentle as a lamb when Andy handles him. Pops, Blue's owner has a weak heart and very little money but makes himself useful around the ranch and stays on as a permanent part of the family. Pops tells Andy that he wants her to own Blue Smoke, but Pops dies before telling Andy where Blue's registration papers are hiding. Can Andy find the papers before it is too late to keep her horse, her Blue Smoke. And can she get Blue's name and fame to get some publicity for the Bar D ranch's Dude business? What will Andy do if she can't keep Blue Smoke?
The blaze at her family's pizzeria changed young Reena Hale's life in more ways than one. It's only years later that she discovers how much.
Jill Breck was just doing her job as a river guide when she saved the life of Lane Faroe, son of two of St. Kilda Consulting's premier operators. But when a string of ominous events--including a mysterious fire that kills her great-aunt and a furor in the Western art world raised by a dozen Breck family paintings--culminates in a threat to her life, Jill reluctantly calls in a favor. Zach Balfour works part-time as a consultant for St. Kilda. His expertise is gathering and analyzing information from unlikely and often dangerous sources. Though he's got the skills to be a highly effective bodyguard, being a bullet catcher isn't his preferred way to spend time. Protecting Jill will take him into familiar territory--among a strange, savagely competitive bunch of collectors who'll do anything to stay at the top. But Jill is in deeper waters than she's ever known; as she soon discovers, the perils of running wild rivers are tame compared with the hidden dangers in the high-stakes game of art collecting. From the cozy rooms of the Breck homestead cabin to the cold multimillion-dollar galleries of the Western art circuit, Zach and Jill must race against time to unmask a ruthless killer hidden in a blue smoke of money, threats, lies, and death. . . .
The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it.
After an accident hurts a young boy, Sarie, a Belgain expat in Africa, re-evaluates her and and how she views the people around her.
Growing up in a city neighborhood, fifteen-year-old Joyce, unsure of herself and not quite comfortable with her maturing body, tries to find a place to belong and a way to express herself through dance.
The approaching darkness beckons. . . They are drawn to unearthly danger by his deception and cunning, disappearing into the darkness forever. . . The idyllic town of Endover, New Hampshire, looks innocent. But below its surface a thirst and a desire both powerful and ancient boil fiercely. When two girls go missing, only one person can delve deep enough to find them -- Maxine Stuart, a private investigator who has finally started to believe. "Mad Maxie" understands why she was asked to help -- no living mortal knows as much about the undead as she. But the dark force controlling Endover can see all, and will use Maxine's knowledge against her to strengthen his hold on the town. Not even the influence of Lou Malone, the man Maxie most desires, can convince her to abandon the crusade against a madman's yearning for power. . . and resurrected love.
As the new girl in first grade Cindy is unhappy. The children seem unfriendly, and she finds the work difficult. Her one satisfaction comes from making things, and so she is pleased when the teacher, Miss Kelly, announces the class will have "a box on Valentine's Day. In hopes of winning a friend, Cindy plans a special valentine for Miss Kelly. It will be blue, because that is the teacher's favorite color, and Cindy's too. Although she is pleased with her one-of-a-kind creation, the reaction to it brings Cindy great disappointment at first. What finally becomes of the blue valentine, however, provides a reassuring outcome to an appealing holiday story. Simple instructions on how to make Cindy's valentine are included at the end of the book, to help children produce special valentines of their own.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic novel about a young woman who lives life on her own terms and the bold adventurer who risks everything to rescue her friend--and persuade her to open up her heart. Kate Gilbert is a woman without a past--or even a passport--to tie her down. Raised by smugglers, she lives on her wits, relishing the sense of freedom that only the life of the open sea can provide. All she knows of love she has learned from classic literature.Nothing she read about in Shakespeare, however, could prepare her for Beau Lantry. The brash, handsome playboy helps her out of a tough scrape and puts his own life on the line to save her friend. Now Kate is in Beau's debt, and as reluctant as she is to compromise her hard-won independence, she's intrigued by the prospect of a new kind of life in the arms of this wealthy stranger. But can Beau keep her out of harm's way long enough to convince her that happiness is worth leaving behind a world of ever-present danger?From the Paperback edition.
From New York Times bestselling author A. Manette Ansay comes an unforgettable story of two families united by tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional journey toward a choice she'd never thought possible. On an ordinary morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably altered when a drunk driver -- Meg's onetime best friend, Cindy Ann Kreisler -- slams into the Van Dorns' car, killing their six-year-old son, Evan. As Meg recovers from her own injuries, she and Rex are shocked when Cindy Ann receives a mere slap on the wrist. In their rage and grief, they buy a boat to sail around the world, hoping to put as much distance as possible between themselves and Cindy Ann. But when Meg returns to Fox Harbor for a family wedding, she's forced to face the complex ties that bind her to the woman who has destroyed her peace.
They are the biggest of all whales, and they eat some of the tiniest sea creatures. If you would like to know more about these fascinating creatures, this book is easy-to-read and very interesting.
From the Book jacket: Blue Whales are the largest animals ever to have lived on earth - even larger than any of the known dinosaurs. While they are found in all the oceans of the world, they are also an endangered species. Let John Calambokidis and Gretchen Steiger introduce you to these massive mammals. They examine the habitats, behaviors, and movements of blue whales, and describe efforts that are being made to protect these rare giants worldwide. Discover the world's animals in the WorldLife Library from Voyageur Press. This highly acclaimed series brings you the latest research from leading naturalists, along with stunning color photographs of your favorite animals.
A little girl, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come to will be their permanent home.
Back in the small town of her childhood, Lily MacKenzie rekindles old flames with Artemas Colebrook, a boyhood friend and a family enemy.
One of the world's most ruthless warriors, Chinggis Khan conquered nearly all of Asia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, transforming the scattered and impoverished Mongols into an exceptionally proud and powerful nation. In this riveting and thoroughly researched portrait, Japan's celebrated epic novelist drives at the root of the khan's great desires and insatiable appetite for supremacy. Beginning with his birth in 1162, The Blue Wolf follows the crucial alliances that led to Chinggis Khan's great campaigns in North China, Bukhara, and Samarkand, as well as the state of Khorazm. The khan was obsessed with his ancestry, not knowing whether he was the descendent of the blue wolf (mythical progenitor of the Mongols and the noble Borjigin line) or merely the bastard son of a Merkid tribesman. For Inoue Yasushi, Chinggis's ancestral anxiety lies at the center of his relentless push for empire. He struggled with his paternity as intensely as he fought his battles, and his victories stood as proof that the brave warrior was a true Mongol. The question of paternity also formed the largest wedge between Chinggis and his eldest son, Jochi, a boy born in captivity and of similarly questionable heritage. Hailed for its sophistication and rich imagining of a remote world, The Blue Wolf puts a human cast on a legendary force that changed Asia and the world.
Romance and adventure await Nancy on the craggy coast of Cornwall, England. There to help a friend who could be in danger, Nancy finds more than she bargained for!
By turns humorous and warm, stark and frightening, Bluebeard's Egg infuses a Canada of the 1940s, '50s and '80s with glowing childhood memories, the harsh realities of parents growing old, and the casual cruelty that men and women inflict on each other. Here is the familiar outer world of family summers at remote lakes, winters of political activism, and seasons of exotic friends, mudane lives and unexpected loves. But here too is the inner world of hidden places and all that emerges from them--the intimately personal, the fantastic and the shockingly real...whether it's what lies in a mysterious locked room or in the secret feelings we all conceal.From the Paperback edition.
In the summer of 1942, when Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands lives down the road from his family's house in Massachusetts, young William decides to take her some of the blueberries he has picked.
For Mags and Cody, summer has always meant long golden days with Gramps and Grandma at the farm on the ridge, where the wheat fields stretch to the horizon and bluebirds sing from the old wood fence. But now Grandma has died and Gramps is selling off his fields one by one, and the bluebirds -- no longer at home in Grandma's abandoned garden of tangled weeds -- are gone. How can Mags and Cody bring them back, bring everything back? This rich picture book -- the collaboration of a master storyteller and an immensely gifted artist -- offers readers of all ages hope, comfort, and the renewal that can come with great patience and love.
A wealthy young man is found in the sewer in a disreputable part of town, and nobody in his family wants to talk about it and risk embarrassment.
Everyone in Middleburg, Kentucky, lines up for baker Dinah Hopkins's cinnamon rolls. Everyone except her handsome new landlord, Cameron Rollings. The jaded city man doesn't like anything about small-town life--from the fresh air to her fresh-baked snickerdoodles. And he clearly considers Dinah as quirky as her eccentric oven. The way to Cameron's heart is not through his toned stomach. But the Lord led him to Kentucky Corners for a reason. And Dinah plans to help him count his bluegrass blessings.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas That's what led new believer Mary Thorpe to start over in quaint Middleburg, Kentucky. As director of the church's Christmas pageant, Mary's job is to bring the townspeople together, to remind them what the season is really about. But everyone is all riled up over one very handsome man: the man daring to run against Middleburg's popular long-standing mayor. Mac MacCarthy wants change. Mary wants things to stay as they are. Is there a happy medium? Both Mac and Mary are in for one very big Christmas surprise.
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