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The new series from the author of The Silence of the Library and Murder Past Due... New York Times bestselling author Miranda James returns to Athena, Mississippi, with an all-new mystery featuring Miss An'gel and Miss Dickce Ducote, two snoopy sisters who are always ready to lend a helping hand. But when a stressed socialite brings murder right to their doorstep, even they have trouble maintaining their Southern hospitality... With the Mississippi sun beating down, An'gel and Dickce are taking a break to cool off and pet sit their friend Charlie Harris's cat, Diesel, when their former sorority sister, Rosabelle Sultan, shows up at their door unexpectedly, with her ne'er-do-well adult children not far behind. Rosabelle's selfish offspring are desperate to discover what's in her will, and it soon becomes clear that one of them would kill to get their hands on the inheritance. Suddenly caught up in a deadly tangle of duplicitous suspects and deep-fried motives, it will take all of the sisters' Southern charm to catch a decidedly ill-mannered killer...
As Priscilla Slater's 15-year class reunion approaches, she decides to attend out of curiosity... and to flaunt her latest achievement--taking her business to a national level with the possibility of a TV show. As if getting ready for the event and putting up with the pranks of her former classmates isn't enough, Priscilla's hometown visit is further complicated by her parents' separation. With the once-solid sanctuary of her home broken at the foundation, there's only one thing Priscilla's parents can agree on: no matter what sort of accolades their daughter receives as a hair stylist, she's not living up to her potential. Eager to escape the painful reality of her childhood home, Priscilla bolts as soon as a call from New York brings good news: her offer to purchase one of the best salons in the country is likely to come through. But returning to New York means returning to Tim, Priscilla's best friend and business pal who has been impatiently suggesting their relationship should be more than a friendship. Despite her recent achievements, will Priscilla learn that success doesn't always result in popularity--or love?
From the bestselling author of The GRITS® Guide to Life--a manual for catching, loving, feeding, and living with Southern men If you're living and breathing in this country, chances are you know a male GRITS (Gentlemen Raised In The South), and if you're Southern yourself (or just wish you were), chances are you love him, bless his heart--but you sure don't understand him. Does your man: * Know every single word to his school's fight song? * Love MoonPies, RC Cola, and GooGoo Clusters? * Still think Mama can do no wrong, even though he's got grandchildren of his own? Whether he lives in a tar-paper shack or a columned mansion, Deborah Ford celebrates and roasts the wonderful, entertaining, and downright crazy male GRITS who Southern women can't live without.
From the series that inspired the hit London Weekend Television sitcom Bless Me, Father: St. Jude's parish is as lively as ever After finishing his first year at St. Jude's, Father Neil finally feels as if he has his feet firmly planted underneath himself. His rapport with Father Duddleswell is as strong as ever, and even Mrs. Pring is showing him a softer side. Things are looking up for this young curate. But St. Jude's is still full of surprises. In this uproarious installment of Neil Boyd's semiautobiographical series, the clergy of St. Jude's is confronted with all manner of crisis: personal, political, and cricket-related. There is the dilemma of Dr. Daley, whose drinking is causing his health to deteriorate but who worries that becoming a teetotaler will ruin his personality. Then there are the animals overrunning the church, much to Father Duddleswell's chagrin, as a new donkey is followed by a fresh litter of kittens. Sharp yet poignant, Boyd's stories are a pleasant return to a simpler era.
The inspiration for the hit London Weekend Television series of the same name, this is one confessional you'll want to make a point of visiting Young Neil Boyd has just finished divinity school and has been newly ordained as a priest. His first post? St. Jude's parish, a corner of London with a raucous congregation full of Irish immigrants. The flock is an odd pairing with the gentle Father Boyd, but he just might be both mad enough and tender enough to get through to them. Later adapted into a beloved British sitcom, Bless Me, Father is a humorous and sweet-natured look at Catholicism in the 1950s. Joining Boyd is the cantankerous, scheming, and brilliant Father Duddleswell, a man who is willing to do anything to make sure the Lord's will be done, and Mrs. Pring, the sharp-tongued housekeeper who both coddles and cajoles her priestly family of two. If the church needs money, Duddleswell will place a bet to get it. If a Catholic wants to marry a Protestant . . . well, maybe he won't go that far. Father Neil's adventures with his parishioners are sure to delight readers of all creeds.
"Send Us a Boy -- We'll Send You a Cowboy!" is the slogan of the Box Canyon Boys Camp. But for the nail biters, thumb suckers, and teeth grinders -- the cast-away offspring of parents who are busy travelling, being divorced, remarrying, and garnering fortunes -- it's just another place to face rejection. Until Cotton. Cotton pulls them together. In a hot-wired pickup, he leads "the Bedwetters" on a fantastic mission to save a herd of buffalo -- and in the process, to save themselves. But as the raw red Arizona sun rises, they will discover the cost of their one grand moment of glory...
It was almost Christmas, and Santa was up very early one day. "Jingle bells, jingle bells," he sang to himself. "Breakfast first and then to work." He made some toast and took out the jam and butter. As he was pouring some cereal, though, his nose began to tickle. "Aah, aah, aah..." "ACHOOOO!" Will Santa be too sick to deliver the presents on Christmas Eve? Everyone at the North Pole pitches in to finish making the presents, while Santa goes to bed. Finally, the big night arrives, and everyone's anxious to see if Santa's all better ...
What would the South be without deviled eggs at the church potluck? Can you even begin to imagine a family reunion where nobody remembered to make the baked beans and sweet tea? Is it possible to celebrate a major holiday without crunchy sweet potato casserole on the buffet table? Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson don't think so, either. Indeed, every occasion in the South comes with its own essential menu, and they're all here in this collection of time-honored favorites.Want to show your team pride with the spread at your next tailgating bash? Patsy and Amy have got you covered with desserts that boast every color in the SEC. No matter the particular moment of life you encounter, this is your go-to encyclopedia of Southern cooking and traditions around the table.Bless Your Heart will do just that. These recipes are proven to comfort and satisfy your family and the people who may as well be kin. Whether the occasion is a holiday gathering, a garden party, or one of life's unexpected events, food is the common denominator in the South. Lifelong Southerners Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson understand the craft of Southern cooking, and how few things are as nurturing as a meal lovingly prepared in the traditions of the South.There's a recipe here for every situation in which a Southerner may find herself. From book clubs to baby showers, Patsy and Amy know exactly what flavors perfectly complement any of life's occasions. You'll enjoy the familiar stories of traditions in Dixie along the way, and no doubt pick up a new idea or two of ways to celebrate Southern culture, nourish your loved ones, and make new memories.Endorsements:"Bless your hearts, Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson, for trying to save the world one covered dish at a time. If we truly could eat our way to paradise, this collection of heavenly recipes would be just the ticket to get us there--and what a way to go!" --JOHN EGERTON, author of Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History
Bless Your Heart celebrates the uniquely loving way that Southerners show they care with food (which can usually be frozen and reheated). What Southern lady hasn't shown up with a covered dish (with her name written on masking tape on the bottom so she can get her pan back) at the church potluck, the school fundraiser, or at the home of someone who has lost a loved one to show just how much she cares? Bless Your Heart includes stories that perfectly and humorously capture the occasions when nothing else will work but putting aluminum foil over a favorite 9 x 13-inch dish filled with a best "show off" recipe. Here are more than two hundred recipes that are always popular at family reunions, holiday gatherings, tailgate parties, and the always popular all-day singing and dinner on the grounds. Whatever the occasion, Bless Your Heart aims to save the world one covered dish at a time.
Even as teenaged Quincie Morris adjusts to her appetites as a neophyte vampire, she must clear her true love, the hybrid-werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the vampire-chef who "blessed" her; and keep her dead parents' restaurant up and running before she loses her own soul.
On February 4, 1941, Nanda Herbermann, a German Catholic writer and editor, was arrested by the Gestapo in Münster, Germany. Accused of collaboration with the Catholic movement, Herbermann was deported to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women in July 1941 and later released upon direct orders from Heinrich Himmler on March 19, 1943. Although she was instructed by the Gestapo not to reveal information about the camp, Herbermann soon began to record her memories of her experiences. The Blessed Abyss was originally published in German under the imprint of the Allied occupation forces in 1946, and it now appears in English for the first time. Hester Baer and Elizabeth Baer include an extensive introduction that situates Herbermann's work within current debates about gender and the Holocaust and provides historical and biographical information about Herbermann, Ravensbrück, and the Third Reich.
Combine true-life stories, mix in some classic and contemporary poems, add simple wisdom and reflections from God's Word, embellish with inspirational quotes and just a touch of humor, then present in an elegant two-color interior design, and what you have is this unique gift book, Blessed Among Women. The material is divided into six sections including "The Joy of a Baby" and "Letting Your Child Go," covering the various phases of motherhood. With heartfelt expressions of joy and gratitude and beautiful packaging, Blessed Among Women is the perfect way for sons, daughters, other family members, and friends to honor a woman on Mother's Day-or any day of the year. The dedication page provides space for gift givers to write their own personal tributes to a mother for her love and contributions in the lives of her children.
A handbook to help seminarians grow in love for God as they study.Theological education can cool your love for the Lord. It's sad but true. Learning that is not fully integrated into your daily life and patterns of living can lead to spiritual detachment. On the other hand, theological studies that are properly processed over time (with sufficient time for reflection and service) can aid your loving service toward God and others. As you enter into a theological program (seminary, divinity school, or other graduate studies), make a plan to help you balance the head knowledge with heart patterns.With seasoned advice from seminary veterans, discussions include such pressing questions as, "Is seminary still relevant for today?" and "How are today's Christian leaders really being formed?" This helpful resource also considers the potential danger of doing seminary 100 percent online. Blessed Are the Balanced will guide you as you learn to pursue both scholarship and the Kingdom.
Blessed are Corrie and Fee, for theirs is the kingdom of the world's tastiest farmhouse cheese. Tucked away in a corner of Ireland, the lifelong friends turn out batch after batch of perfect Coolarney Blues and Golds, thanks to co-operative cows, non-meat-eating fecund milkmaids, and the wind blowing just so in the right direction. Add to this mixture Corrie's long-lost granddaughter Abbey, fresh from a remote but by no means backward island where her husband has been on a mission - although not quite the kind which Abbey had imagined. And stir in New Yorker Kit Stephens, heart-broken, burned-out and permanently hungover, and you have a recipe for disaster.The magic that Corrie and Fee weave in and out of the cheese vats is legendary, but can they use their powers to turn bitterness and betrayal into love - or will the secret ingredient be lost to Coolarney cheese forever?
Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper returns in this powerful, atmospheric novel about two communities forced to confront each other after a murder that exposes their secret ties and forbidden desires in apartheid South Africa, by award-winning author Malla Nunn. The body of a beautiful seventeen-year-old Zulu girl, Amahle, is found covered in wildflowers on a hillside in the Drakensberg Mountains, halfway between her father's compound and the enormous white-owned farm where she worked. Detective Sergeant Cooper and Detective Constable Samuel Shabalala are sent to the desolate landscape to investigate. They soon discover that Amahle's life was woven into both the black and white communities in ways they could never have imagined. Cooper and Shabalala must enter the guarded worlds of a traditional Zulu clan and a divided white farming community to gather up the secrets she left behind and bring her murderer to justice. In a country deeply divided by apartheid, where the law is bent as often as it is broken, Emmanuel Cooper fights against all odds to deliver justice and bring together two seemingly disparate and irreconcilable worlds despite the danger that is arising.
In 1878 Adam Burke leaves Philadelphia for North Platte, Nebraska. The young lawyer wants to start a new life after being spurned by his fiancee. Adam also has another reason to leave -- he accidentally ran over and killed a woman named Nancy Mason in a thunderstorm. In North Platte he finds success in more ways than one when Rachel Mason answers his ad for a mail order bride. Adam considers the last name an odd coincidence -- but only after their marriage and after they both come to the Lord do they discover the awful truth: Adam killed Rachel's mother. Thanks to a pastor's intervention, Rachel overcomes her shock and bitterness to forgive Adam, just as God forgives us all.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In an America where the rich and fortunate have free rein to do as they please, can the ideal of liberty and justice for all be anything but an empty slogan? Many Americans are doubtful, and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet. Working outside the notice of the national media, ordinary citizens across the nation are meeting in living rooms, church basements, synagogues, and schools to identify shared concerns, select and cultivate leaders, and take action. Their goal is to hold big government and big business accountable. In this important new book, Jeffrey Stout bears witness to the successes and failures of progressive grassroots organizing, and the daunting forces now arrayed against it. Stout tells vivid stories of people fighting entrenched economic and political interests around the country. From parents and teachers striving to overcome gang violence in South Central Los Angeles, to a Latino priest north of the Rio Grande who brings his parish into a citizens' organization, to the New Orleans residents who get out the vote by taking a jazz band through streets devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Stout describes how these ordinary people conceive of citizenship, how they acquire and exercise power, and how religious ideas and institutions contribute to their successes. The most important book on organizing and grassroots democracy in a generation,Blessed Are the Organizedis a passionate and hopeful account of how our endangered democratic principles can be put into action.
Blessed Are the Stressed can help you find the opportunities for deeper happiness that lurk all around you. Best-selling author Sr. Mary Lea Hill helps you delve deeper into the beatitudes, our special passageways to joy, and unlocks their secrets for a happy life. You will find yourself smiling, if not laughing out loud, at her unique insights into the would-be blessings hidden in the ups and downs of everyday life.
Brought together by Briony's niece, Briony Green and Tyrell Demens have their prayers answered as they recognize that they are meant to be a family.
Blessed Be Your Name, the number three worship song worldwide by writer/worship leader Mat Redman and Beth Redman, continues the worship experience for men and women, young and old. With every day that passes, readers grow closer to God and experience the joy of praising through Blessed Be Your Name.
Three touching stories about faith, friends and the power of love. "Wed by a Prayer" by Lyn Cote: They met at a wedding and couldn't stand each other. But then a troubled teen put them on the same path--for life? "The Dream Man" by Lenora Worth: Could a businessman convince an ambitious beauty that faith and love could move mountains? "Small-Town Wedding" by Penny Richards: He was the last person she wanted to see...until he returned to tell her about the tragic past they shared. Would the truth set her free--to love him? Experience the wonder of falling in love, with three women who find happily-ever-after when they least expect it!
In a job like this, there's no retirement planKat Redding's life is dangerous enough when she's hunting the rogue vampires who prey on Pureblood humans. But now that Kat is thinking of getting out of the killing business, she's faced with a slew of new problems. Like the demon Beligral, who offers help at an escalating cost, and the werewolf cult with whom she's entwined professionally and personally. And then there's Countess Baset--the terrifying vampire who wants Kat to become her personal assassin. It's no wonder that Kat has been seeking refuge in the mysterious town known as Delai, a place where she can shed her Lady Death persona and live a life that's as close to normal as she's ever known. But even in this haven, something feels askew. Delai is a little too serene. And the more she discovers, the more Kat realizes that the only choice left to her is not whether to do battle, but which side she'll risk her life to defend. . . Praise for E. S. Moore's To Walk the NightFans of Underworld will not want to miss this fast-paced, action-packed debut! --Jess Haines, author of Deceived by the OthersKat is a complex, compelling character who takes us on a wild ride. Hold on and enjoy! --Alexandra Ivy, New York Times bestselling author
With compassion and hope, spiritual writer Sr. Anne Field helps us face the inevitable losses we experience through aging, illness, and other causes of suffering. She gently urges readers to choose freely to replace gloomy attitudes of self-pity with God's perspectives on pain and disabilities. In a reassuring way, she shows us how we can find peace and purpose in life by extending God's kingdom on earth through our losses, not in spite of them. With compassion and hope, spiritual writer, Sister Anne Field, helps us face the inevitable losses we experience through aging, illness, and other causes of suffering. She gently urges readers to choose freely to replace gloomy attitudes of self-pity with God's perspective on pain and disability. She shows us how we can find peace and purpose in life by extending God's kingdom on earth through our losses, not in spite of them.
The young orphaned boy was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its walls -- at least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee those walls or die. But the world is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb. When relief expert Jason Marker agrees to take Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanity's doors to an incredible journey filled with intrigue and peril. Together with Leiah, the French Canadian nurse who escapes to America with them, Jason discovers Caleb's stunning power. But so do the boy's enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Jason and Leiah fight for the boy's survival while the world erupts into debate over the source of the boy's power. In the end nothing can prepare them for what they will find.
"Whoever said a straightened hand was more dramatic than a healed heart anyway?"<P> A young orphaned boy was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its walls--at least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee or die.<P> But the world beyond is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb. When relief expert Jason Marker agrees to rescue Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanity's doors to an incredible journey filled with political intrigue and peril. Jason and Leiah--the French-Canadian nurse who escapes the monastery with him--quickly realize Caleb's supernatural power to heal. But so do the boy's enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Jason and Leiah fight for Caleb's survival while the world erupts in debate over the source of the boy's power.<P> In the end nothing can prepare them for what they discover.
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