Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781414388632
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

From the #1 New York Times author of Before We Were Yours. When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house. Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola’s youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper—the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.

Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781414386881
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 386

Charged with cleaning out her deceased landlord's old Victorian house after her passing, Tandi Jo Reese has her whole life changed when she discovers Iola's 81 prayer boxes filled with a lifetime of hopes, wishes, fears, observations and more. Simultaneous.

Publisher : Carolina Heirlooms Novel
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781496443991
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 448

"She'd noticed immediately that I understood the lure of a good story. Sometimes a world that doesn't exist is the only escape from the one that does." When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen's suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.

Publisher : DaySpring
Category :
ISBN : 1684086124
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 36

Through charming rhyme and endearing illustrations, Big Prayers for Little Kids introduces children to eight attributes of God's character in an easy-to-understand and relatable way. By coming to see who God is, children will learn to trust in God as they discover how much He deeply loves and cares for them.

Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781414388311
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 85

Elizabeth Gallagher has been balancing on the ragged edge for a while now. Then a rough case on the boards of her 911 operator’s job collides with a family conflict at home, and Elizabeth finds herself finally coming apart at the seams. A four-state road trip—trapped in a car with her mother—is the last thing she needs. Their destination may be beautiful Hatteras Island, but the reason for going is anything by pleasant. After one disastrous hurricane, and with a second one working its way up the coast, it’s time to convince Aunt Sandy to abandon her little seaside store on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and return to the family fold in Michigan. But when the storm sweeps through, the three women will discover that sisterhood and the sea can change hearts, lives, and futures . . . often in the most unpredictable of ways.

Publisher : Viking Press
Category : Religion
ISBN : 0670030104
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 128

Beads -round like the Earth -have been a mystical link to the spiritual world in all cultures. For the many who are discovering them as a way to slow down and regain focus, The Prayer Bead Box is an enticing and affordable way to explore this ancient practice. This strikingly designed gift from the packagers of the bestselling Buddha in a Box consists of a full-color keepsake box, a string of 108 fragrant sandalwood beads in a velvet sachet, and a beautiful four-color hardcover book that traces the history and uses of prayer beads in both Eastern and Western traditions -from Buddhism to Catholicism to Judaism. Suggested prayers and meditations help readers create prayer bead rituals of their own. As an everyday aid to serenity or an adjunct to a spiritual journey, The Prayer Bead Box makes an inspiring gift for spiritual seekers of many faiths.

Publisher : NavPress
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781496409812
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 448

From the #1 New York Times author of Before We Were Yours. From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny. Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?

Publisher : NavPress
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781414396378
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 82

From the #1 New York Times author of Before We Were Yours! Tandi Reese and her sister, Gina, have always been bound by complicated ties. Amid the rubble of a difficult childhood lie memories of huddling beneath beds and behind sofas while parental wars raged. Sisterhood was safety . . . once. But now? Faced with legal papers for a fraud she didn’t commit, Tandi suspects that her sister has done something unthinkable. With Tandi’s wedding just around the corner, a trip to the North Carolina Tidewater for a reckoning with Gina was not part of the plan. But unraveling lies from truth will require confronting strained sibling bonds and uncovering a dark family secret that could free Tandi from her past or stain her future forever.

Publisher : Chalice Press
Category : Religion
ISBN : 0827236905
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Together We Pray is a book of prayers written especially for families with children. It brings together grandparents, parents, older children, and even the youngest child to give thanks and to ask for God's help and mercy for the family and for the world. The prayers offered in Together We Pray are inspired by the Psalms of the Bible, scripture shared by Jews and Christians. They include prayers for the table, devotional prayers, and memory prayers that young children can easily understand. The prayers for table and devotion begin with a line or two from the Psalm in which the prayer is rooted and celebrate the good things of life just as the Psalms do--food, joy, home, love, and more. They also express a concern for other people and places around the world. For so many families, life today seems fast-paced and chaotic. Stopping for a moment to breathe, pausing and expressing thanks and gratitude to God, can be very powerful, even if the pause is relatively brief. Together We Pray helps families to take that pause, to share in God's love and grace, and to do so in the most profound and lasting way--together as a family.

Publisher : Ballantine Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781984819895
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 416

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. “An absorbing historical . . . enthralling.”—Library Journal Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.