Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781643856971
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

Told in alternating points of view between the living and the dead, Jessica Hamilton's debut novel will be perfect for fans of The Lovely Bones. Idyllic Avril lsland, owned by the Bennett family, where their hundred-year-old cottage sat nestled in acres of forest. Forty-year-old June Bennett believed that the island had been sold after the summer of her father's disappearance when she was only twelve years old. It's months after the shocking death of her older sister May in a fatal car accident, that June finds out that the cottage was never sold. Avril Island is still owned by the Bennett family and now it's hers. Still reeling from the grief of losing her sister, June travels back to Avril lsland in search of answers. As she digs, she learns that the townspeople believe her father may in fact have been murdered rather than having abandoned his family in the dead of night, as she was led to believe by her mother. And that's when she begins to notice strange things happening on the island--missing family possessions showing up, doors locking on their own, unexplained noises in the night, shadowy figures disappearing into the woods. It takes June no time at all to realize that her childhood summers at Avril Island were not at all what they had seemed to be.

Publisher : Hachette UK
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780759522022
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 528

A successful single mom returns home to Montana for a chance to save her relationships with her estranged father, distant teenage son, and a long lost love in this heartfelt novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. Michelle Turner is seventeen when her mother dies and her Hollywood legend father invites her to spend a year with him at his Montana ranch. Michelle quickly falls in love with the landscape, the horses, and the ranch's hired hand, Sam McPhee. But when her father learns of the affair, he has Sam fired and his family destroyed. Michelle, pregnant and alone, flees to Seattle. Years later, an unexpected call causes Michelle to drop everything to return home to Montana and the life she ran from before, this time with her troubled teenage son in tow. Her father is dying and the only chance to save him is for Michelle to donate a kidney. For her sick father, she must bridge the gulf that distance and time widened. For her son, she must find the miracle that will pull him away from the abyss of self-destruction that threatens his future. And for Sam, the man who left her years ago, she must face all the secrets of the past and find a way to love again.

Publisher : Wings Press (TX)
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781609403027
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 97

The thematic motif found within these poems is one of "knowing": the desire to know the mystery of love in its many forms and depths. Examining daily living, this book’s four-section poem sequence is one of immersion into the paradoxical life; familiar yet filled with inexplicable beauty. As it investigates displacement from family, from love, and from self, this compilation discovers that the mundane transpires in an austere and holy place peopled with angels unaware, that faith can exist in a place of stone—absolution is available daily—and that redemption is found in strange places.

Publisher : Dundurn
Category : History
ISBN : 9781459742925
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 272

A light, binge-readable guide to the quirks and oddities of Waterloo's history — the kind of weird and wonderful local colour that doesn't make it into the history books or onto commemorative plaques Stories include the Underground Railroad in Waterloo, William Lyon Mackenzie King's séances, and the intricate and dangerous Prohibition-era bootlegging operations Author received the 2015 Jean Steckle Award for Excellence in Heritage Education Author has appeared on local radio and TV discussing local history and is a skilled presenter

Publisher : HarperCollins
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062656933
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 384

“Tamani masterfully bounces and slams two hearts up and down a shrouded court of first love and revelations.”—Rita Williams-Garcia, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times-bestselling author “A superb, complex romance full of heart, humor, and unforgettable characters.”—Kirkus (starred review) A glance was all it took. That kind of connection, the immediate and raw understanding of another person, just doesn't come along very often. And as rising stars on their Texas high schools' respective basketball teams, destined for bright futures in college and beyond, it seems like a match made in heaven. But Carli and Rex have secrets. As do their families. Liara Tamani, the author of the acclaimed Calling My Name, follows two teenagers as they discover how first love, heartbreak, betrayal, and family can shape you—for better or for worse. A novel full of pain, joy, healing, and hope for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jenny Han. “A beautifully poignant love letter: to a first love, to basketball, and to that enigmatic bunch we think we know best, only to discover we don't know at all—family. Tamani's latest is a bright shining star.”—David Arnold, New York Times-bestselling author of Mosquitoland

Publisher : Zondervan
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780310295815
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the Jesus we think we know so well? Join bestselling author Philip Yancey as he conducts an enlightening biblical and historical investigation into the real Jesus. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Philip Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers--a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. In The Jesus I Never Knew, Yancey: Cuts through existing views and preconceptions of Jesus, citing experts from church history, modern history, and popular culture Discusses how different people and cultures view Jesus Dissects popular quotes about Jesus Points us back to the Bible The Jesus I Never Knew will engage your heart, mind, emotions, and senses, preparing you for a new, life-changing encounter with the real Jesus described in the Gospels. Praise for The Jesus I Never Knew: "This is the best book about Jesus I have ever read, probably the best book about Jesus in the whole century. Yancey gently took away my blinders and blazed the trail through my own doubting fears, pious know-it-all, and critical balderdash until I saw the Savior anew and thought I heard him ask me, 'Now whom do you say that I am?' and I understood the question as I never had before." --Lewis B. Smedes, Senior Professor, Fuller Seminary "Philip Yancey takes the reader with him on his very personal journey to Jesus. In The Jesus I Never Knew, I became convinced that the Jesus I met--in some ways for the first time--has known me all along. This book is destined to become a favorite--to recommend to those still seeking Jesus and to pass along to those who've met him, but long to know him more." --Elisa Morgan, President Emerita, MOPS International

Publisher : Scholastic UK
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780702305962
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 24

If you love dinosaurs then you will LOVE this book! On every street in every town, perhaps next door to you, Dinosaurs are doing things you won't believe are true... What do you think dinosaurs get up to in their free time? I'll tell you something, they're not off eating leaves - they're out having fun! Whether it's trampolining, whizzing around on skates, becoming movie stars - or even astronauts - these dinosaurs have the best time ever. And you can join in the fun! From award-winning author Giles Paley-Phillips and award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator Liz Pichon, this new edition of an old favourite is a joy from start to finish.

Publisher : Random House
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781407028217
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey around London to discover the unknown tales of our capital's history. Travelling through the villages and districts that make up the world's most dynamic metropolis I Never Knew That About London unearths the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city's compelling, and at times, turbulent past. See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner in his final years and find out where London's first nude statue is. Explore London's finest country house in Charlton and unearth the secrets of the Mother of Parliaments . Spy out the village that gave its name to a car and the Russian word for railway station. Discover which church steeple gave us the design of the traditional wedding cake, where the sandwich was invented and where in Bond Street you can see London's oldest artefact. Visit the house where Handel and Jimi Hendrix both lived. Climb the famous 311 steps of the Monument, go from East to West and back again at Greenwich and fly the world's biggest big wheel. Brimming with facts, stories and snippets providing a spellbinding insight into the history of London, this beautifully illustrated gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.

Publisher : Penguin UK
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9789351187301
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 216

What secrets lurk in a family’s past—and how important are they in the here and now? Sudha Murty’s new book comprises two novellas that explore two quests by two different men—both for mothers they never knew they had. Venkatesh, a bank manager, stumbles upon his lookalike one fine day. When he probes further, he discovers his father’s hidden past, which includes an abandoned wife and child. Ventakesh is determined to make amends to his impoverished stepmother—but how can he repay his father’s debt? Mukesh, a young man, is shocked to realize after his father’s death that he was actually adopted. He sets out to find his biological mother, but the deeper he delves, the more confused he is about where his loyalties should lie: with the mother who gave birth to him, or with the mother who brought him up. The Mother I Never Knew is a poignant, dramatic book that reaches deep into the human heart to reveal what we really feel about those closest to us.

Publisher : WaterBrook
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780307729729
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 226

“The God I Never Knew gives life-changing insight into the mystery of the Holy Spirit.”—Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church and author of Dangerous Prayers Many people find the Holy Spirit mysterious and confounding. Why is the third person in the Godhead—the one Jesus said would be the believer’s ultimate source of truth and comfort—the source of such confusion? In The God I Never Knew, Robert Morris clearly explains that the Holy Spirit’s chief desire is for relationship—to offer us the encouragement and guidance of a trusted friend. This insightful and biblically-based book—including a small group study guide—moves beyond theological jargon, religious tradition, and cultural misconceptions to clarify what the Holy Spirit promises to do in your life: · Dwell within you · Be your helper · Guide you into all truth · Comfort you · Pray for you · Show you things to come · Never leave you It’s time to experience the Holy Spirit in a fresh, new way to meet the God you may have never known.