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"This is a valuable book for those of us who feel a spiritual bond with the animals in our lives. However, this gentle, thoughtful volume is more than just a spiritual guide. It's also a practical guide to helping an animal to die with peace and dignity. Rita Reynolds gives the reader a lot to think about with her comforting beliefs about the animal afterlife."
Eileen Goudge challenges our most cherished illusions about which truths are sacred ... and which are not. At its core, Blessing in Disguise is a story of redemption and reconciliation, one that will speak to every woman who has loved and lost . . . and is finding the courage to love again. Meet three remarkable women, each at a crossroads in her life, who must struggle with her conscience and ith the passionate heart ache of second- around love: race Truscott is the daughter who re- her father's shocking secret... only to disjr that she has opened a Pandora's box even ic could not have anticipated. In her biography of her father, a famous civil-rights senator, she raises questions about a disturbing death from the past. Was her father guilty of killing Ned Emory, the husband of his black secretary? Only one other person knows what really happened- and she won't talk. . . . Nola Emory, the secretary's daughter, was a witness to the killing . .. but is guarding a dark secret of her own. An architect on the brink of a brilliant career, she is anonymously designing a memorial to the dead senator, one that Truscott's widow can never know she created.. .. Cordelia Truscott has devoted years to her dream of building the Eugene Truscott Memorial Library. But will her efforts turn to dust when the scandal she's kept under wraps is unleashed? A Southern lady to the core, she must look for answers, not in the hide bound traditions of her childhood, but in the future-and in the rare beauty of her lush Georgia garden, where a man whose passion she never expected is waiting for her. . . . While Grace wrestles with her own past, she is caught up in the romance and heartbreak of a new love and a modern-age struggle to meld his children and hers into a new family. With Blessing in Disguise, Eileen Goudge transcends her previous bestsellers Garden of Lies and Such Devoted Sisters with this refreshingly realistic and moving tale of a family torn by conflict and bound by a love that is put to the ultimate test. EILEEN GOUDGE is the author of the international bestsellers Garden of Lies and Such Devoted Sisters. She lives with her husband, the agent Al Zuckerman, in New York City.
Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn's pursuit of a Wolf-Witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.
Trina Muller has always had a passion for healing abandoned and injured animals. Her parents encourage this tenderness towards God's creatures until Trina confesses her dream of going to veterinary college. Why can't she accept that God's will is for her to be a wife and mother? Graham Ortmann loves Trina, but how can he possibly marry someone who is determined to go against the dictates of the Old Order Mennonite fellowship? Trina can never be happy if she is outside of God's will for her life. But which life will she choose--one with Graham or one in pursuit of her heart's calling?
Rarely does a work of fiction involve the reader so intensely in a woman's life as does this deeply moving story of the beautiful and gutsy lawyer Jennie Rakowsky. On the brink of marrying the man of her dreams, the handsome and successful corporate lawyer Jay Wolfe, and of trying the most important case of her career, she finds that a shattering secret, rooted deep in her past and in her heritage, threatens to destroy her world. Nineteen years earlier, Jennie-a scholarship student at an eastern college and the only child of poor Eastern European Jews who survived the Holocaust-met a wonderful young man. Peter Mendes was like no other boy-certainly no other Jewish boy-she had ever known. Madly in love, Jennie never thought about the differences between her Orthodox immigrant home and Peter's, until he took her to his parents' white-columned Atlanta mansion, where she discovered America's Jewish aristocracy, a cold, disapproving southern family, and a place where she could never belong. Jennie's blind passion for Peter resulted in unbearable heartbreak-and a secret she kept from her parents, her friends, and most of all from open, honest, loving Jay, whom she was now about to marry. As her marriage approaches, one shocking phone call brings Jennie face-to-face with all her deceits and fears. Torn between her past and her future, she discovers that the needs of the heart cannot be hidden forever. Blessings is a story that evokes the rich diversity of America's Jewish experience and creates characters so real, so authentically human, that their tears-and their triumphs ... become our own. Once again Belva Plain weaves her storytelling magic in this spellbinding tale of family and love.
Lonely, embittered physician Joshua Darling is overwhelmed. Struggling to raise his three daughters alone, he finds he must take on a new professional partner, Nicole Brandt. But in addition to providing relief for his medical practice, Nicole adds love and renewed faith to Joshua's life.
The second book in an exciting and inspiring new series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley They share a precious gift. . . . Joining Rachel Jackson's church youth group has been a lifesaver for Camille, Alexis, Jasmine, and Angel. The fabulous four share everything from juicy gossip to mentoring school kids. But their loyalty is put to the test when two of the girls get caught up in problems of their own -- and may drag their girlfriends down with them. Will they forget who their friends are? Wealthy Alexis seems to have the perfect life -- but no one can see her fear as her parents head for divorce. Meanwhile, Jasmine is tired of being the glue that holds her mother and siblings together, and she escapes by moving in with her father. Both girls are tempted to do something drastic to get the attention they crave, and both need to hear Rachel's hard-won advice on why stealing will only get them more trouble. But when it comes to winning back Camille and Angel's trust, Alexis and Jasmine will have to find the answers in their own hearts.
Uplifting collection of quotes reflecting the diverse forms and explanations of happiness. Though brief, they are excellent to use as affirmations, or as the basis of meditations or discussions. They express the ideas of a wide range of individuals from biblical times to the present including: Thackeray, Bertrand Russell, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Marcus Aurelius, Anne Frank, Henry Ward Beecher, John Milton, Helen Keller, Charles Dickens, Ben Franklin, Martin Luther, Richard Wagner, George Sand, Lincoln and the not to be forgotten, Anonymous.
Lore and rituals designed to empower women, and to give them knowledge of the true meaning of menstruation.
Writer Brianna Walker sought solace in the Arkansas hills, but when a storm rolls in, it brings with it handsome Mitch Fowler and his two sons in need of shelter. Mitch and his boys turn Bree's life upside down, but they quickly find love and happiness together as a family. Original.
Relish the joys of love and family with award-winning author Valerie HansenBLESSINGS OF THE HEARTThe Arkansas hills represent peace and quiet for Brianna Walker. Then a stormy night brings Mitch Fowler and his rowdy sons to her doorstep. But if Mitch can convince Bree to take on a ready-made family, the storm might be the answer to everyone's prayers. SAMANTHA'S GIFTRomance is the last thing teacher Rachel Woodward needs. All she wants is to care for the orphaned girl in her class. Still, with handsome guidance counselor Sean Bates stepping in as father figure for little Samantha, Rachel might find love where she least expects it.
An indepth study of the reasons for offering weekly communion in the LutheranChurch and includes a history of the role and meaning of this sacrament from the time of Christ to the present day.
A Catholic prayer workbook that includes prayers for almost all occasions and situations.
Helps Catholic students learn about the liturgy celebrations so they can be better in taking part in meaningful ways.
Textbook for Catholic 6th graders.
The Blind Advantage: How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyoneby Bill Henderson
In 'The Blind Advantage' Henderson talks about his discovery that he was gradually losing his vision and instead of quitting how he used the situation as an opportunity to develop key qualities like determination, vision, sensitivity,and humor that made him a more effective principal and how inclusionary policies and practices at the O'Hearn School made it a better school.
This explosive, up-close view of Sarah Palin comes from an inner-circle confidant who shares surprising information about how Sarah dealt with staff and perceived "enemies," and the discrepancy between what she said and what she did.
The New York Times bestselling author of Firestorm, Iris Johansen, returns with a psychological thriller so terrifying, so relentlessly paced, it won't leave you time to catch your breath before the next shock comes. A forensic sculptor is locked in a deadly duel with a serial killer determined to destroy her--one life at a time. Eve Duncan's job is to put a face on the faceless victims of violent crimes. Her work not only comforts their survivors--but helps catch their killers. But there is another, more personal reason that Eve Duncan is driven to do the kind of work she does--a dark nightmare from a past she can never bury. And as she works on the skull of a newly discovered victim, that past is about to return all over again. The victim is a Jane Doe found murdered, her face erased beyond recognition. But whoever killed her wasn't just trying to hide her identity. The plan was far more horrifying. For as the face forms under Eve's skilled hands, she is about to get the shock of her life. The victim is someone she knows all too well. Someone who isn't dead. Yet. Instantly Eve's peaceful life is shattered. The sanctuary of the lakeside cottage she shares with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and their adopted daughter Jane has been invaded by a killer who's sent the grimmest of threats: the face of his next victim. To stop him, Eve must put her own life in the balance and question everything and everyone she trusts. Not even Quinn can go where Eve must go this time. As the trail of faceless bodies leads to a chilling revelation, Eve finds herself trying to catch a master murderer whose grisly work is a testament to a mind warped by perversion and revenge. Now she must pit her skills against his in a showdown where the stakes are life itself--and where the unbearable cost of failure will make Eve's own murder seem like a mercy killing. From the Hardcover edition.
Captain Duncan McClain had apprehensions when the skinny rafe of a man walked into his office. But... things seemed to be on the up and up. But then , his client turns up dead, and he is embroiled in a family of the rich Malclem Oil fortune and trying to find out who done it. Add on top of this a FBI investigation into a Haroine ring, a back stabbing son in law, and a wife who is not all she seems and there is truly a puzzle for the blind detective to sort out. With his Seeing Eye dog Schnuck, and his trained police dog Driest Duncan is on the case. Will he figure out the case in time?
This is an early book by the recent creator of the continuation of Roger Zelazny's Amber universe.
"Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge." These words are spoken by Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty-two. Iris recalls her far from exemplary life, and the events leading up to her sister's death, gradually revealing the carefully guarded Chase family secrets. Among these is "The Blind Assassin," a novel that earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, it was a pulp fantasy improvised by two unnamed lovers who meet secretly in rented rooms and seedy cafés. As this novel-within-a-novel twists and turns through love and jealousy, self-sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real narrative, as both move closer to war and catastrophe. Margaret Atwood's Booker Prize-winning sensation combines elements of gothic drama, romantic suspense, and science fiction fantasy in a spellbinding tale.From the Hardcover edition.
Teenage Tessa's passion for riding and her love for an ugly horse named Buffoon help her endure an unhappy life in the English countryside with a hateful stepfather. Can her love of Buffoon help her overcome her own "can't do" attitude to become one of Britian's first female steeplechase jockeys?
This is the fourth in the series featuring Jo Beth Sidden and the bloodhounds that she trains.
Maleka has suffered beyond belief and has many reasons to hate life, but she is the happiest person. Read this book and let her teach you how her blinded eyes see great things.
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