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Until We Find Home

By Cathy Gohlke
  • ISBN Code: : 149642767X
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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For American Claire Stewart, joining the French Resistance sounded as romantic as the storylines she hopes will one day grace the novels she wants to write. But when she finds herself stranded on English shores, with five French Jewish children she smuggled across the channel before Nazis stormed Paris, reality feels more akin to fear. With nowhere to go, Claire throws herself on the mercy of an estranged aunt, begging Lady Miranda Langford to take the children into her magnificent estate. Heavily weighted with grief of her own, Miranda reluctantly agrees . . . if Claire will stay to help. Though desperate to return to France and the man she loves, Claire has few options. But her tumultuous upbringing—spent in the refuge of novels with fictional friends—has ill-prepared her for the daily dramas of raising children, or for the way David Campbell, a fellow American boarder, challenges her notions of love. Nor could she foresee how the tentacles of war will invade their quiet haven, threatening all who have come to call Bluebell Wood home and risking the only family she’s ever known. Set in England’s lush and storied Lake District in the early days of World War II, and featuring cameos from beloved literary icons Beatrix Potter and C. S. Lewis, Until We Find Home is an unforgettable portrait of life on the British home front, challenging us to remember that bravery and family come in many forms.

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  • Pdf File: why-i-read.pdf

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"Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished literary magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review, to describe her love of literature. As Lesser writes in her prologue, "Reading can result in boredom or transcendence, rage or enthusiasm, depression or hilarity, empathy or contempt, depending on who you are and what the book is and how your life is shaping up at the moment you encounter it." Here the reader will discover a definition of literature that is as broad as it is broad-minded. In addition to novels and stories, Lesser explores plays, poems, and essays along with mysteries, science fiction, and memoirs. As she examines these works from such perspectives as "Character and Plot," "Novelty," "Grandeur and Intimacy," and "Authority," Why I Read sparks an overwhelming desire to put aside quotidian tasks in favor of reading. Lesser's passion for this pursuit resonates on every page, whether she is discussing the book as a physical object or a particular work's influence. "Reading literature is a way of reaching back to something bigger and older and different," she writes. "It can give you the feeling that you belong to the past as well as the present, and it can help you realize that your present will someday be someone else's past. This may be disheartening, but it can also be strangely consoling at times." A book in the spirit of E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Elizabeth Hardwick's A View of My Own, Why I Read is iconoclastic, conversational, and full of insight. It will delight those who are already avid readers as well as neophytes in search of sheer literary fun.

Until We Fall

By Jessica Scott
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  • Publisher : Thirty One Fox Books
  • Book Code : 1942102283
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 888
  • Pdf File: until-we-fall.pdf

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The darkness never forgets… Caleb Gregory has spent ten years hiding in the dark, refusing to speak about the night his young life was destroyed. In his anger and his rage, he drank and fought until he drove everyone away until he had no one left. The light casts a long shadow… Nalini King has devoted her post army life to her passion: using yoga to heal her fellow soldiers. In doing so, she’s worked to forget the night her life burned down around her. An unexpected storm… When a storm forces them into the darkness together, these two wounded souls must face the demons of their past. Because it is only in the darkest night that we can truly see the light. ★★★★Praise for AFTER I FALL★★★★ "Jessica Scott weaves raw, real emotion into every scene and sentence. AFTER I FALL was irresistible and unforgettable!" ~ Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times Bestselling Author "Another masterful romance I won't soon forget." - Claudia Connor, New York Times Bestselling Author Praise for BEFORE I FALL. ★★★★One of the most read books in Library Journal's Self-e program!★★★★ "Scott (HomeFront) starts off her Falling contemporary series with a story that focuses on the troubles of returning veterans and their families...The strength of the story is the attention it pays to returning veterans' need for physical and mental support, especially for their careers and families." ~ Publisher's Weekly "A compelling story of love and life that will break your heart, then piece it back together." ~ New York Times Bestselling author Gina Maxwell "A deeply moving story with characters who capture your heart." ~ Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author "Romantic and real and sexy, Before I Fall is an emotional ride that grabs hold and doesn't let go." ~ Kristen Callihan, New York Times Bestselling author of The Hookup "Sensual. Emotional. Engrossing. Jessica Scott has delivered a romance you cannot put down." ~ Robin Covington, Bestselling author of the Nashville Nights series "Before I Fall gives readers a glimpse of what life after a war can be....I highly recommend not only for the love story, but for a story that will keep you thankful and grounded" ~ Under the Covers ★★★★Praise for BREAK MY FALL★★★★ "Intense, emotional, and edgy--Break My Fall is Jessica Scott's best yet!" J Kenner, New York Times Bestselling author "A dark, compelling story filled with hope" - Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling author "Break My Fall is pure emotion wrapped in Jessica Scott's signature wit. Josh and Abby are the kind of characters who will stay with you long after you close the book." - Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author "Jessica Scott has a gift for writing characters that I feel in my heart. Break My Fall was no exception. I was all in from the first page to the last." Claudia Connor, New York Times bestselling author of Worth The Fall "The writing was engaging, emotional, and honest. Jessica Scott has once again touched my heart." Smut Book Junkies ★★★★Each book in the Falling series can be read as a stand alone or as part of the series.★★★★ Book 1: Before I Fall Book 2: Break My Fall Book 3: After I Fall Book 4: Catch My Fall Book 5: Until We Fall

The Captain of the Polestar (Serapis Classics)

By Arthur Conan Doyle
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  • Publisher : Serapis Classics
  • Book Code : 3963135573
  • Total of Pages : 111
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 244
  • Pdf File: the-captain-of-the-polestar.pdf

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This morning I saw a star twinkling just over the fore-yard the first since the beginning of May. There is considerable discontent among the crew many of whom are anxious to get back home to be in time for the herring season when labour always commands a high price upon the Scotch coast.

Love at Its Best When Church is a Mess

By Patrick Allen
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725267748
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 494
  • Pdf File: love-at-its-best-when-church-is-a-mess.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Love at Its Best When Church Is a Mess is a collection of fifteen meditations, drawn from 1 Corinthians 13, perhaps the most well-known passage about love in Holy Scripture, and certainly one of the most beloved passages found anywhere in the English language. It is the centerpiece of many marriage ceremonies, but as it turns out, the Apostle Paul was not writing to young couples in love. In fact, he was writing to a church in a mess, a big mess, and what he told them has relevance for Christians today. Most of us will face a mess at one time or another in church. Why? Because church life is messy. If you don’t find a mess, a mess will find you. Each chapter contains personal stories, a meditation, and an examination of an aspect of love drawn from 1 Corinthians 13, the wisdom of Scripture, some spiritual formation “next steps,” and questions for reflection and discussion. Suited for personal devotions or small discipleship groups, Love at Its Best When Church Is a Mess invites all of us to an adventure of grace, healing, and spiritual growth. Clearly, faith sends us on a spiritual journey, hope keeps us going, but it is love at its best that bids us home.

You Can Go Home Again

By Patricia Claggett French
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1456875213
  • Total of Pages : 249
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: you-can-go-home-again.pdf

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This book is a compilation of stories and lifetime experiences over a seventy-one year period in the author’s life. From World War II through the Space Age: from childhood innocence through the adventures of adulthood. All of this, motivated by her desire for her children, grandchildren, and subsequent generations to see what she has seen, and know her as a person. “I’ve always wished I had asked my grandmothers more questions about their lives. I don’t think I’m unique in that respect,” she says. Its filled with humor, history, and simply the joy of living while striving to become the person you think you were meant to be.

Until We Meet Again

By Renee Collins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 149262117X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 929
  • Pdf File: until-we-meet-again.pdf

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Country clubs and garden parties. The last thing Cassandra wants is to spend the summer before her senior year marooned in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. Cass craves drama and adventure, which is hard when she just feels stuck. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on her family's private beach, claiming that it is his property-and that the year is 1925-Cass is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making. As she searches for answers in the present, Cass discovers a truth that thrusts Lawrence's life into jeopardy. It won't matter which century he is from if he won't live to see tomorrow. Desperate to save the boy who's come to mean everything to her, Cassandra must find a way to change history...or risk losing Lawrence forever. "Until We Meet Again is tragically beautiful with twists you won't see coming."-Martina Boone, author of Compulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy "A beach house, a mystery, and time-travel love make Until We Meet Again a romantic, engaging read."-Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist for Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

No Ocean Too Wide

By Carrie Turansky
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  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Book Code : 0525652949
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: no-ocean-too-wide.pdf

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Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans--but was that the truth? After the tragic loss of their father, the McAlister family is living at the edge of the poorhouse in London in 1908, leaving their mother to scrape by for her three younger children, while oldest daughter, Laura, works on a large estate more than an hour away. When Edna McAlister falls gravely ill and is hospitalized, twins Katie and Garth and eight-year-old Grace are forced into an orphans' home before Laura is notified about her family's unfortunate turn of events in London. With hundreds of British children sent on ships to Canada, whether truly orphans or not, Laura knows she must act quickly. But finding her siblings and taking care of her family may cost her everything. Andrew Fraser, a wealthy young British lawyer and heir to the estate where Laura is in service, discovers that this common practice of finding new homes for penniless children might not be all that it seems. Together Laura and Andrew form an unlikely partnership. Will they arrive in time? Will their friendship blossom into something more? Inspired by true events, this moving novel follows Laura as she seeks to reunite her family and her siblings who, in their darkest hours, must cling to the words from Isaiah: "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God".

The Seamstress

By Allison Pittman
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  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Book Code : 1496435613
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 981
  • Pdf File: the-seamstress.pdf

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A beautifully crafted story breathes life into the cameo character from the classic novel A Tale of Two Cities. France, 1788 It is the best of times . . . On a tranquil farm nestled in the French countryside, two orphaned cousins—Renée and Laurette—have been raised under the caring guardianship of young Émile Gagnon, the last of a once-prosperous family. No longer starving girls, Laurette and Renée now spend days tending Gagnon's sheep, and nights in their cozy loft, whispering secrets and dreams in this time of waning innocence and peace. It is the worst of times . . . Paris groans with a restlessness that can no longer be contained within its city streets. Hunger and hatred fuel her people. Violence seeps into the ornate halls of Versailles. Even Gagnon’s table in the quiet village of Mouton Blanc bears witness to the rumbles of rebellion, where Marcel Moreau embodies its voice and heart. It is the story that has never been told. In one night, the best and worst of fate collide. A chance encounter with a fashionable woman will bring Renée’s sewing skills to light and secure a place in the court of Queen Marie Antoinette. An act of reckless passion will throw Laurette into the arms of the increasingly militant Marcel. And Gagnon, steadfast in his faith in God and country, can only watch as those he loves march straight into the heart of the revolution.

Until We End

By Frankie Brown
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1619634678
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 631
  • Pdf File: until-we-end.pdf

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It has been nine months since the virus hit, wiping out almost everyone it touched. Seventeen-year-old Cora and her little brother, Coby, haven't left home since. When a blistering drought forces her to go in search of water, she discovers that the world isn't quite as abandoned as she thought when a drop-dead sexy army deserter ambushes her, and forces her to take him home to her stockpile of supplies. There she finds her home decimated, and her brother missing, kidnapped by the military. If saving her brother from the government means a suicide mission, Cora's willing. But there's one guy who can't let her go...

Learning to Find Home

By Chinemenma Nwakanma
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1512767964
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: learning-to-find-home.pdf

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Joshua Nash is a shy but confident twelve-year-old boy who never knew his mother. He has never had a real home because he has wandered from town to town his entire life with his abusive and alcoholic father. Joshuas childhood is a very unhappy one. Ruth Bigg is a cheerful seven-year-old girl from a small town called Forest Happy. Raised by Christian parents, Ruth is surrounded by a loving family, and her childhood is one free from pain until Joshua and his father arrive. When Joshua and Ruths paths cross, so do their fortunes and misfortunes. Ruth becomes familiar with Joshuas pain while Joshua gets a glimpse of what a happy childhood resembles. In the midst of it all, Joshuas father plants tragedy in the lives of the Biggs, and it threatens to destroy them and Joshuas newfound happiness. In the many years that follow, the Biggs move past the painful tragedy by the grace of God. They never lose their positive outlook on life because of their faith in God. Joshua finds acceptance from people who love and care for him, but there is still a deep longing within him for a place called home. With Ruths help and encouragement, he tries to make sense of his awful past and find his way home. Learning to Find Home is a fictional story that illustrates the power behind Romans 8:28. Everything that happens in life works out for good in the lives of those that love God.

An Unbroken Circle of Love

By Churnet Winborne
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1503514722
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 846
  • Pdf File: an-unbroken-circle-of-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An Unbroken Circle of Love, is a third installment in the very inspirational story of Pastor Angie. The book is mainly about how one can still be used by God and strives for the kingdom of God. Despite what obstacles that they may face. Pastor Angie is still beating the odds as she struggles to recover from a massive stroke and Early Onset Frontal Lobe Dementia. She shows that although ill that she can still be used by God. With the love of her family, friends and congregation. Which is why the story is titled An Unbroken Circle of Love . I feel with genuine love of first God and family and friends you can conquer anything. The story is set in twenty fourteen Pemberton North Carolina , a small all black town with about twenty –five thousand people. The main characters are of course , fifty one year old Pastor Sheila Angela Davis. Her eight children and thirteen Grand children. Kayla Warner –Davis , Pastor Angie’s daughter in law and nurse who has moderate Cerebral Palsy. She has a stutter and walks with a slight limp. Her son Eric ,a high school principal and teacher. And Olivia ,her twelve year old Grand Daughter. Her Great Grand daughter Melodie Morris ,their four children and husband Elijah Morris.