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When 30-something housewife, Alison Monaghan discovers proof of her husband's infidelity in a photograph with a mysterious woman, she must decide how to confront Frank when he returns home from work. Despite the influence of her best friend Valerie, a strong Christian, Alison remains aloof from God and is determined to handle this crisis her own way. But Alison may not get that chance. Frank never makes it home. Soon his body is found on a lonely back-country road in antebellum Weathersby Historic Park where Frank served on the board of directors and where Alison, with a degree in landscape design, was a volunteer garden docent. Homicide detective Mike Barefoot, a Cherokee native from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, immediately puts Alison at the top of his suspect list. He finds himself drawn to her--and not just because she had motive for the crime. As an army veteran, Mike usually keeps his emotional walls high. And as a detective, he knows not to get involved with murder suspects. So why he is so attracted to Alison? Can he fight his feelings for her--and the stirrings in his heart toward God?
A young girl describes the music she hears in the cries of various vendors on the streets of Charleston, South Carolina. "By the time I'm dressed, I can hear the carpenters working on the house next door. (They must get up awful early.) As they pound the nails into the rafters, they sing along, catching the rhythm with their hammers. Whomp, bidda-bay! Whomp,bidda-bay! Come six o'clock, we quit our day! Whomp, bidda-bay! hHomp, bidda-bay! Six o'clock we end our day!" If you enjoy this book, you might also enjoy "Ragtime Tumpie," which is available in this library. Other books by Alan Schroeder are available from Bookshare.
Based on true events, a chilling tale of murder and injustice in the Jim Crow SouthAs a fourteen-year-old black boy living in 1940s South Carolina, Linus Bragg should know better than to follow the two bicycling white girls. But something about Sue Ellen and Cindy Lou compels him. Maybe it's the way Cindy Lou speaks to him, or how Sue Ellen sits on her bike. Whatever the reason, he follows the girls into the woods. It's the worst mistake he ever makes. When he comes into the clearing, both girls are dead and young Linus is the natural suspect. Forty years later, a nephew of Linus's returns to South Carolina, curious about this dark moment in his family's past. To find the fourth person who visited the clearing that day means reopening a sinister chapter of the small town's history, which certain evil men had thought closed forever.Carolina Skeletons is based on the 1944 case of George Stinney Jr., who, at the age of fourteen, became the youngest person executed in the United States during the twentieth century. After a hastily scheduled hearing only a few hours long, the jury quickly charged him with a double murder. He was put to death three months later.A haunting journey into America's shameful past, Carolina Skeletons deftly explores how history's skeletons rarely stay hidden forever.
One spring day, after months of thinking about the good farming soil in the West, Carolina's father decides to buy a covered wagon and take his family to the new land. Carolina is sorry to leave their farm and the village and the hills that she loves, but at least she is permitted to take along her beloved doll, Lydia-Lou. Set in the 1850s, this story tells of a young girl whose family moves from rocky New Hampshire to the wide-open land of Nebraska. Their struggles, fears, and loneliness draw them closer together and confirm their reliance on God. During the long and arduous journey, Carolina's father teaches his family about selflessness, courage, and faith. And it is his words that Carolina remembers when she faces her hardest sacrifice of all.
'Of all the horse-drawn carriages in all of Texas, why did Carolina Brubaker have to jump into his? Hunt Crenshaw's summer wa ruined when the feisty filly demanded he follow her runaway ex-boyfriend...leaving a trail of broken shrubbery and outraged townspeople in their wake.Now Hunt was stuck doing community service-with the spoiled heiress at his side! Spending every waking moment in her presence, however, soon had Hunt discovering another side to the adorable, "exasperating hellion. Maybe he should try taming Carolina? It would be mighty exhausting-but oh, how sweet the effort!
A brief encounter or lasting love?<P> When Caroline first saw him on the elevator, she had no idea who he was. She only knew that he was tall and darkly handsome--and that she longed to see him again.<P> Later she would discover that the magnetic stranger was Adam Steinbeck -- wealthy owner of the company where she worked as a typist.<P> Caroline's friends warned her about getting involved with a sophisticated man who was more than twice her age. Even Adam's son did his best to stop her. But Caroline, in her youthful innocence, listened only to the dictates of her heart.
Seeking a promotion, Caroline rises to her boss's challenge and tries to sweet-talk a reverend into selling his church to the company. When the reverend's charismatic faith and genuine caring for her puts her agenda to shame, she discovers a love that will make her see what matters most in life. (Original)
Caroline Zucker like everything about 3rd grade except her classmate Duncan Fairbush, who plays tricks on Caroline and makes everyone laugh at her.
Caroline's Child: Who's the father of Caroline Daniels' child? Everyone in town wants to know, but no one's ever asked--or ever will. The people of Promise are protective of Caroline and five-year-old Maggie. They care. Especially rancher Grady Weston, who's beginning to realize he more than cares... Dr. Texas: They call her Dr. Texas. She's Jane Dickinson, a newly graduated physician from California who's working at the Promise clinic- but just for a couple of years. They call him Mr. Grouch. Cal Patterson was left at the altar by his out-of-state fiancée, and he's not over it yet. Too bad Jane reminds him so much of the woman he's trying to forget!
LET DEBBIE MACOMBER TAKE YOU INTO THE HEART OF TEXASWelcome back to Promise, Texas, a ranching community deep in the Hill Country. It's a good place to live and raise a family-and a good place to visit. Yes, there's a secret or two hidden beneath Promise's everyday exterior, but what town doesn't have its secrets?CAROLINE'S CHILDWho's the father of Caroline Daniels's child? Everyone in town wants to know, but no one's ever asked-or ever will. The people of Promise are protective of Caroline and five-year-old Maggie. They care. Especially rancher Grady Weston, who's beginning to realize he more than cares....Look for more heartwarming titles from New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, available now from Harlequin MIRA!
Caroline Pearce is always bragging about her collection of porcelain dolls, but no one has ever seen them. Some of her friends, especially Jessica Wakefield, wonder if Caroline really has any dolls at all. When Caroline opens her case to take out the doll she brought to class for show-and-tell, there's nothing inside! Did someone take the doll, or was Caroline lying all along?
In Amy Lillard's poignant introduction to Wells Landing, a small Amish community is home to two brave souls hoping to forget their painful pasts and rebuild their faith in the future. . . Caroline Hostetler arrived in Oklahoma determined to forge a new life for herself and her daughter, Emma. As a single mother, she values the warmth and safety she's found in close-knit Wells Landing. She's even caught the eye of a handsome newcomer--a man who just may be the partner she longs for and the father Emma deserves. But the arrival of an Englisher threatens to lay bare the secrets she's worked so hard to leave behind. . . After losing his life-long sweetheart, Andrew Fitch moved to Wells Landing to work in his uncle's furniture business and nurse his broken heart. Finding love again seems all but impossible--until he meets Caroline and Emma. But his plans to join their lives together may be shattered when the truth of Caroline's past comes to light--unless, together, they can learn the true meaning of sacrifice and forgiveness. . .
This book is part of the Island Alphabet Books series, which features languages and children's artwork from the U.S.-affiliated Pacific. Each book contains the complete alphabet for the language, four or five examples for each letter, and a word list with English translations. The series is published by PREL, a non- profit corporation that works collaboratively with school systems to enhance education across the Pacific.
Stop the wedding-she's pregnant! When Lucy Bates caught herself falling too hard for Chicago businessman Tony Caroselli, she ran. How could she measure up to his wealthy family's standards? But now she's pregnant and back to tell the truth...only to see Tony marrying another woman before her very eyes! Lucy always had impeccable timing-especially interrupting a wedding Tony never wanted. And if she produces a male heir, Tony stands to inherit a fortune. Plus, the real payoff is having Lucy back where she belongs-with him. But when she finds out about his inheritance, will she feel like a pawn and run again?
"You can't start the New Year without a kiss."When those words lead to a delicious one-night stand, consultant Caroline Taylor's fate is sealed. Because she soon finds out her seducer is Caroselli Chocolate's marketing director-and her new job is to overhaul his division. It leaves a bad taste in her mouth-and what if she's pregnant with Robert Caroselli's baby?If necessary, Rob will do right and make his dreamy corporate nemesis his wife. He might even inherit millions if he produces a male heir. But his marriage plan will never succeed without the secret ingredient-true love.
She wants a baby. He needs an heir. It seems like the perfect arrangement...until they decide to conceive the old-fashioned way.Having a baby with his best friend is the means to an end for Nick Caroselli. In his quest to receive a ten-million-dollar inheritance, he'll also be giving Theresa Phillips the one thing she really wants...a child. Once the baby's born and the money's in the bank, they can divorce, share custody and go back to being buddies. But their best-laid plans are about to take a sharp turn under the mistletoe, as things really heat up this Christmas.
The jazzy 1920s is the backdrop for this tale of passion unleashed. Enraged by finding her husband Walter, a dull but rich Bostonian, in bed "with their maid, gorgeous Hilary Blair quickly seeks out revenge in a series of affairs with Walter's friends. Soon she becomes the mistress of a famous painter, Octave Berard, who dominates her sexually and amuses himself by offering her to strangers. From there she moves into the arms of the notorious lesbian Nora Gale, and finally she is off to Deauville in an attempt to sort out her life.
From the book jacket This is the love story of Michael Keddington and Faye Murrow, a love story that takes place not in seclusion but in the real world, with the challenges that all lovers must face. No relationship is an island: There are threads that bind us all and pull at our lives-the demands of family, or friends, of work, and social obligation. And there are times that the pull of those threads becomes greater than the strength of the relationship. In these times, no matter how much two people love each other, a relationship must grow strong or be torn apart. The Carousel is about what happens when life doesn't turn out the way that we planned. Beyond a love story, it is about faith, loyalty, and sacrifice.
In public, Oliver Grey is a devoted father, prominent public figure, humanitarian, and respected businessman. But in private, there's a much darker side to Oliver Grey; a side so dark that someone is driven to kill him...Though the Greys appear to be an enviable upper class family, they are not without problems. Ian, the older son, is a womanizer and compulsive gambler; Clive, the younger son, is an odd man barely five feet tall with no life outside his work as an accountant; and Amanda, Oliver's niece, whom he raised after her parents died in a plane crash, has been twice divorced and has had a difficult life. Dan, Amanda's brother, is the only Grey who appears to have no problems--except with his six-year-old daughter Caroline, whose behavior reminds him more and more of his troubled sister Amanda.The trouble had started with Oliver Grey's decision to divide his nationally known business, Grey's Food, among Ian, Clive, and Dan. Amanda, bitter about being left out of the business, arrives from California to straighten out her financial holdings in the company. On a visit to Ellen, Dan's wife, Amanda sees a silver carousel much like the one Oliver gave her when she was a child. Ellen says the carousel was a gift to Caroline from Oliver. Amanda breaks down and tells Ellen that Oliver had given her the carousel to keep her from telling the truth about the unspeakable things he had done to her. Ellen, horrified by this revelation, finally understands why her daughter has been acting so strangely and why a therapist had raised the possibility that Caroline may have been sexually abused. Ellen goes to Oliver Grey's home that evening to confront him. And when she leaves he is dead.Belva Plain breaks new ground in this stunning new novel. A family drama with a strong strain of mystery, The Carousel confirms her standing as one of today's most compelling and popular writers.From the Paperback edition.
River Heights is getting a carousel! And the town is having a special ceremony to unveil it. Nancy, Bess, and George are dizzy with excitement for their first ride on the beautiful antique horses. All the kids who ride the carousel can also try to grab a brass ring that hangs on a pole next to the carousel. Whoever captures the ring wins a special prize! But suddenly the brass ring is gone, and without it the contest will be ruined. Nancy is on the case, but her head is swirling with too many clues. Can she solve this carousel mystery before it spins out of control?
The brass ring of a beautiful antique carousel goes missing right before the dedication ceremony. Even worse, the carousel's owners are so upset that they won't let anyone on their wonderful ride until the brass ring is found. Picture descriptions present.
A MIX-UP OF MATCHING Baroness Antonia Thornton was the most stunning and shocking young lady of the ton. Judith Winslow was Antonia's companion, her gentle loveliness a perfect compliment to Antonia's bold beauty, her quiet good sense an ideal antidote to Antonia's radical rebelliousness. But when dashing Adam Yorke appeared on the scene, accompanied by his good friend, the startlingly handsome Lord Simon Launceston, Antonia and Judith found themselves divided. Whom did Adam love? Whom would he wed? And who could possibly prefer him to the divine Lord Launceston? Never had romance reveled in so many dizzying turnabouts as Cupid emptied his quiver at hearts that would not stay still....
A story about Passover preparation of gefilte fish in the 1940's. Mama buys her fresh living carp a week in advance and keeps it alive in the bathtub. The children fall in love with the fish when Leah is nine years old. It's a special fish that year: larger, shinier, friendlier. They even name it Joe. They make a plan to save the fish from its certain death. Papa intervenes. Good view of New York tenement living of that time. The story is told from the perspective of young Leah.
The Carpal Tunnel Helpbook: Self-Healing Alternatives for Carpal Tunnel and Other Repetitive Strain Injuriesby Scott M. Fried
There are more than 500,000 carpal tunnel surgeries done annually in the United States but approximately 30 percent of these patients will be no better as a result. The truth is, most physicians are too quick to consider surgery as the first line of defense against carpal tunnel and other repetitive-strain injuries. In this comprehensive guide to recognizing and treating these debilitating conditions, Dr. Scott Fried takes a strong position against surgery and offers self-healing alternatives that have better results. From understanding the signs and symptoms at an early stage to modifying work and lifestyle; from proven alternative therapies and helpful medications to nutrition and exercise, The Carpal Tunnel Helpbook provides authoritative advice and practical, up-to-date information to spare many patients the ordeal of surgery to treat their injuries.
The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Book: Preventing and Treating CTS, Tendinitis and Related Cumulative Trauma Disordersby Mark A. Pinsky
A guide to how CTS happens, recognizing the symptoms, treatments and how to avoid further issues.