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Jan Karon saved the best for last. "The long-anticipated final volume in the beloved Mitford years Series Father Timothy Kavanagh has been asked to "come up higher" more than once. He did, after all, raise a thrown-away boy, adopt a dog the size of a Buick, and recite his wedding vows at the tender age of sixty-something. But he's never been asked to do the impossible. While farm-sitting with Cynthia outside Mitford, the retired Episcopal priest is charged with the revival of Holy Trinity, a mountain church that's been closed for forty years. His bishop's further mandate: "Get it up and running, ASAP." Fortunately, like Daniel, he's been given an angel (albeit one with an unlikely talent for barbering). Though challenged and often doubtful, Father Tim's soul lifts up as he gathers the flock that dwells "above the clouds." Among them is the bedridden Dovey, who lives with the clues to her mysterious illness in plain view. Robert, who wrestles with the aftermath of a crime Father Tim is convinced he didn't commit. And the antisocial Jubal, who's trying hard to hold God at gunpoint. But that isn't all Father Tim is struggling to say grace over: Louella sends him on a wild goose chase to find Miss Sadie's long-hidden cash. A windstorm knocks his household winding. Two beloved Mitford friends are also called to come up higher. And answered prayer comes knocking at his door. In Light from Heaven, you'll find characters and themes both old and new, and answers to questions asked by millions of readers since the series began. You'll also find a heartfelt surprise: After a debilitating blow to the head, Edith Mallory is speaking again-and what she says is shocking. Whatever you do, don't miss this last-and best-trip to Mitford. NOTE: Jan Karon often misspells words on purpose when her characters are speaking in order to denote the level of their education. She also drops letters from words and occasionally runs words together when characters are speaking to denote the character's southern accent. Typos are also sprinkled in letters and excerpts from the local paper. The original book also contains a few errors which the author and editor didn't catch.
What is light? Why do we see different colors? Why we appear upside down in some mirrors? Investigate the dazzling world of physical science! Find out for yourself about light through experiments that you can do at home. Did you know that white light is made up of many colors? Light will show you the importance of investigating and understanding the physical world around you.
Lessons on how to become the only man she'll ever want or need
Lessons on how to become the only woman he'll ever want or need
this is the story of Catherine's Marshall's dark time, wherein she searched for God and eventually came back to Him.
Zoe Luce is a talented and successful interior designer with a unique gift: She is so finely attuned to spaces that she can hear her client's walls cry out in anguish. Disturbed by these painful echoes of the past, Zoe enlists PI. Ethan Truax to help investigate the house's history. Something, she is convinced, happened here. Something terrible. But as Ethan comes closer to unveiling the house's secrets, Zoe finds herself falling in love-and growing ever more afraid. Because Zoe is hiding terrible secrets of her own....
Book 6 in The Young Underground series. Peter and Elise travel to Copenhagen at the invitation of King Christian. Suspicious of a German man's interest in an antique key, Peter uncovers an assassination plot!
Molly wishes that she and her English friend, Emily, had exciting volunteer jobs that would help win World War II. Instead, they're magazine delivery girls at Oak Knoll Hospital, and soon discover that something very unpatriotic is going on at Oak Knoll -- and their snooping leads them into deep trouble!
In Ellen Fisher's charming novel of romance and redemption in colonial Virginia, a tormented widower rediscovers his passion for life with a most unlikely bride. Edward Greyson is one of the most eligible bachelors in the New World--and he couldn't care less. Haunted by the death of his wife, scornful of female wiles, and completely contemptuous of any attempt to bring happiness into his life, the brooding rogue known as Grey hardly considers himself a catch. And yet, if only to put an end to his sister's incessant nagging, Grey chooses a new bride after all, albeit one who confounds the expectations of polite society: an ignorant, unkempt, timid young tavern wench. No one knows better than Jennifer Wilton that she isn't a suitable match for an aristocrat like Grey. And though she can't begin to explain Grey's stormy temperament, one thing is sure: Whatever his intentions, the astonishingly handsome stranger saved her from a life of drudgery and cruelty. To repay his kindness, Jenny vows to transform herself into a ravishing, accomplished beauty, the kind of wife who would make him proud--and the kind of woman with whom he might just fall in love. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
From the book: A lighthouse is a tower by the sea with a brilliant light at the top to guide ships through dangerous waters. Lighthouses are usually built on rocky coastlines, isolated reefs, and at the entrances to harbors and estuaries. They have to be tall, so they can be seen during the day, and so that their light can shine for a long distance out to sea at night. As well as guiding ships along the coast to their destinations, they give warning of underwater rocks. Each lighthouse has a distinctive shape or an identifying color that allows mariners to know which lighthouse they are looking at; they can then be sure of their exact location. In some places where fog is common, lighthouses also emit warning sounds to alert boats and ships that they are near danger. This book explores lighthouses and their history. A fascinating book.
In 1860 and 1861, while working in her father's lighthouse on an island off the coast of Delaware, 15-year-old Amelia records in her diary how the Civil War is beginning to devastate her divided state.
This is the second book in Jan Karon's Mitford series. MITFORD'S VILLAGE RECTOR, Father Tim, is running scared. He can no longer deny even to himself), that he's in love with his neighbor, Cynthia Coppersmith. Cynthia, after all, sees in him a man of warmth and daring, if only he'll meet her halfway. But now a wealthy widow is pursuing Father Tim with hot casseroles. And the mysterious Cousin Meg has moved into the rectory, bag and baggage, not to mention uninvited. Abounding with characters both old and new, A Light in the Window compels readers to do something they treasure: laugh out loud.
Book Jacket: The fourth book in THE ZION CHRONICLES, A Light in Zion opens in April 1948, only six weeks before the final evacuation of the British from Israel. The dream for the rebirth of the Jewish nation now appears doomed to extinction. The British have almost totally withdrawn from any interference between the battles of the nearly unarmed Jews and the Arab soldiers of Haj Amin Husseini. The eve of Passover finds the Jewish sector of Jerusalem being starved into submission by an Arab siege. While Moshe and his Jewish troops risk their lives to open the Arab-held pass of Bab el Wad for a food convoy to save their people, David and Ellie search the Mediterranean for a freighter loaded with weapons for the Muslim Jihad and the bands of Arab soldiers who still vow to drive the Jews into the sea. And Rachel's mother-heart yearns over her fever-ravaged infant...
In a sizzling romance that's both suspenseful and deeply moving, Donna Kauffman fans the flames of passion into an inferno of uncontrollable desire. Wearing jeans, boots, and a reckless, knowing grin, T. J. Delahaye is six feet and seven inches of pure danger. As a covert agent, T. J. saves people for a living. But when he tumbles down a mountain to rescue a wayward hiker, it's T.J. who needs a helping hand. He falls--hard--for a gorgeous goddess named Jenna whose strength and fierce determination matches his own. Tormented by the demons of her past, Jenna King once called herself an elite firefighter. She's nobody's damsel in distress, but now survival means joining forces with T.J.--and soon sparks are flying between them. Though Jenna has known as many wild men as wildfires, this maverick just may be the one to heal her heart and teach her the dark, secret thrill of surrender.Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, Callie's Cowboy, and About Last Night.
We all struggle at times to know what to do to see and abide our conscience - when right and wrong are not black and white, when heart and head speak with different voices...
The Light of Day was the basis for Jules Dassin's classic film, Topkapi.When Arthur Abdel Simpson first spots Harper in the Athens airport, he recognizes him as a tourist unfamiliar with city and in need of a private driver. In other words, the perfect mark for Simpson's brand of entrepreneurship. But Harper proves to be more the spider than the fly when he catches Simpson riffling his wallet for traveler's checks. Soon Simpson finds himself blackmailed into driving a suspicious car across the Turkish border. Then, when he is caught again, this time by the police, he faces a choice: cooperate with the Turks and spy on his erstwhile colleagues or end up in one of Turkey's notorious prisons. The authorities suspect an attempted coup, but Harper and his gang of international jewel thieves have planned something both less sinister and much, much more audacious.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Light of Day combines a powerful love story and a narrative of intense suspense into a brilliant and tender novel about what drives people to extremes of emotion. As in his Booker-winning novel Last Orders, Swift transforms ordinary lives through extraordinary storytelling.This new novel from Graham Swift -- his first since the Booker Prize-winning Last Orders -- is the work of a master storyteller. The Light of Day is a luminous and gripping tale of love, murder and redemption.George Webb is a divorced ex-policeman turned private investigator, a man whose prospects seemed in ruins not so long ago. Following the course of a single, dazzling day in George's life, the novel illuminates not only his past but his now all-consuming relationship with a former client. Intimate and intricate in its evocation of daily existence, The Light of Day achieves a singular intensity and almost unbearable suspense. Tender and humorous in its depiction of life's surface, Swift explores the depths and extremities of what lies within us and how, for better or worse, it's never too late to discover what they are.Excerpt from The Light of DayTwo years ago and a little more. October still, but a day like today, blue and clear and crisp. Rita opened my door and said, "Mrs. Nash."I was already on my feet, buttoning my jacket. Most of them have no comparisons to go on -- it's their first time. It must feel like coming to a doctor. They expected something shabbier, seedier, more shaming. The tidy atmosphere, Rita's doing, surprises and reassures them. And the vase of flowers.White chrysanthemums, I recall."Mrs. Nash, please have a seat."I could be some high-street solicitor. A fountain-pen in my fingers. Doctor, solicitor -- marriage guidance counsellor. You have to be a bit of all three.The usual look of plucked-up courage, swallowed-back hesitation, of being somewhere they'd rather not be."My husband is seeing another woman."
Sections on the zodiac, the planets, alchemy, magic wands and the penetralia etc.
The Light Of Faith is a textbook focusing on the teachings of the Catholic religion.
Pope Francis's first encyclical illuminates the urgent need in today's secularized culture to reclaim faith as the guiding light to understanding human existence. Faith is considered in light of idolatry, reason, science, knowledge, truth, love, and theology.
Since the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events designed to transform them into active citizens with access to state power. These efforts to spread enlightenment among the oppressed are part of a movement known as the Arivoli Iyakkam (the Enlightenment Movement), considered to be among the most successful mass literacy movements in recent history. In The Light of Knowledge, Francis Cody's ethnography of the Arivoli Iyakkam highlights the paradoxes inherent in such movements that seek to emancipate people through literacy when literacy is a power-laden social practice in its own right. The Light of Knowledge is set primarily in the rural district of Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu, and it is about activism among laboring women from marginalized castes who have been particularly active as learners and volunteers in the movement. In their endeavors to remake the Tamil countryside through literacy activism, workers in the movement found that their own understanding of the politics of writing and Enlightenment was often transformed as they encountered vastly different notions of language and imaginations of social order. Indeed, while activists of the movement successfully mobilized large numbers of rural women, they did so through logics that often pushed against the very Enlightenment rationality they hoped to foster. Offering a rare behind-the-scenes look at an increasingly important area of social and political activism, The Light of Knowledge brings tools of linguistic anthropology to engage with critical social theories of the postcolonial state.
This book by Patricia Devlin as the Angels CHRONICLER relays God's words to us. Being completely blind and in poor health, Pat believed she was an unlikely CHRONICLER. Her story along with God's messages via the angels makes spellbinding reading.
New York Timesbestselling author Luanne Rice transports readers across the sea in this moving, magical tale of a lonely woman with a promise to keep. Set in a landscape of stunning natural beauty,Light of the Moonis a chronicle of mothers and daughters, friendship and family, and an electrifying love that illuminates a path through heartbreak and loss...and will shine in your memory long after the final page. Spurred by her mother's dying wish, Susannah Connolly has traveled from her lifelong home on the Connecticut shoreline to the fabled French Camargue, to see its famous white horses and find a mysterious saint linked to her family's history. An accomplished anthropologist, Susannah has always been confident of her ability to navigate anywhere on the globe. But in the wake of a failed love affair and grieving the loss of her mother, she is adrift and uncertain, seeking only time alone to dig deeply into the personal archaeology of her own life. American-born Grey Dempsey had come to the Camargue as a journalist, fell in love with a celebrated Romany rider, and suffered a devastating loss of his own. Now he operates a ranch as he struggles to raise his spirited but troubled young daughter who, after a terrible night years ago, fears the horses she once loved. Within their bittersweet private orbit, in the midst of the endless silvered marshlands, Susannah Connolly will find a part of herself she hadn't known she had lost. And here she will find herself embraced by a circle of strong and passionate women bound together by their abiding faith in the legendary slave-saint Susannah seeks and in the miracles she is said to still perform for those who believe. Yet old secrets swirl within the fog-shrouded landscape, betrayals that may be beyond the power of any saint, or supplicant, to repair. Singular, lyrical,Light of the Moonis Luanne Rice at her most spell-binding, as she explores--as only she can--how sometimes to find your way home you must travel far away. From the Hardcover edition.
Bryn is the daughter of a humble stone-cutter. So no one is more surprised than she when the Master Priest seeks her out to become a student at the famous Temple of the Oracle; a training school for future priests and priestesses. But her innately gifted nature proves a threat to the evil embedded within the Temple, and Bryn encounters unimaginable danger. Is she able to struggle with the unknown and to save the whole world from untold misery? Or will the powers of darkness succeed? From the Hardcover edition.
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