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And Then There Were Nuns

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The national bestselling author of Gone with the Twins returns to South Bass Island, where the League of Literary Ladies has to find out who’s killing off nuns. B and B owner Bea Cartwright has taken on the responsibility of taking meals to ten visiting nuns, who are on retreat at the Water’s Edge Center for Spirit and Renewal on picturesque South Bass Island on Lake Erie. But the peace of the retreat is shattered when one of the nuns is found at the water’s edge—murdered. And when a second nun is killed, Bea and the other members of the League of Literary Ladies—Chandra, Kate, and Luella—start to wonder about eerie parallels with the Agatha Christie mystery classic, And Then There Were None. Since Bea has the trust of the sisters, the local chief of police asks her and the other Literary Ladies to interview each of them. Expecting a confession may be asking for a miracle, but Bea hopes she can at least find the killer before another nun gets crossed off the guest list...

90 Brothers and Sisters

90 Brothers and Sisters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lenore De Pree
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457523175
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90 Brothers and Sisters could be one of the funniest and saddest books you have ever read. Two idealistic young people from Chicago move into a remote Appalachian area of Kentucky in the 1930s, and end up with a family of nearly 100 children, and not a cent to their names. Told from the astonished and sometimes indignant viewpoint of their only biological child, this rollicking tale has so much heartwarming goodness and chilling danger built into the plot that what began as a novel turned into a documentary because it was "too unbelievable". Originally published by Harper and Row in 1978, this book is now going on line for a new generation of readers.

Sisters and Brothers

Sisters and Brothers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fiona Palmer
Editor: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 0733637027
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A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and family secrets Emma, a nurse and busy mother of three, has always dreamed of having a sister. Michelle, at 46, wonders if it's too late to fall in love and find her birth parents. Sarah, career woman and perfectionist homemaker, struggles to keep up with the Joneses. Bill, 72, feels left behind after the death of his adored wife. Adam can't stop thinking about the father he never had. These five very different people are all connected but separated by secrets from the past. Sisters and Brothers will both break and warm your heart in a way that only bestselling Australian storyteller Fiona Palmer can. 'Her books are tear-jerkers and page-turners' Sydney Morning Herald 'Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better' RACHAEL JOHNS 'Heartbreak, love and sibling relationships' New Idea **Contains BONUS extracts from Fiona's bestselling SECRETS BETWEEN FRIENDS and her latest heartwarming novel, MATTERS OF THE HEART**

The Pirate Queen

The Pirate Queen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Sjoholm
Editor: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580056059
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The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the notorious Grace O’Malley, scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, and a figure whose life is the stuff of myth. Regularly raiding English ships caught off Ireland’s west coast, she commanded two hundred men (and a couple of husbands), and acquired lands and castles that still dot the Irish coastline today. But Grace O’Malley was not alone—especially in the waters of the North Atlantic, where author Barbara Sjoholm traveled through coastal communities and seafaring ports to collect these little-known stories. Since ancient times, women have rowed and sailed, commanded and fished, built boats, and owned fleets. The Pirate Queen brings some of these extraordinary heroines back to life, including Leif Eiríksson’s explorer sister Freydís, and Trouser-Beret, the Norwegian fishing captain. Sjoholm takes readers on an unforgettable journey from the wild Irish coast through the lonely Shetlands and Faroes to the haunting fjords of Iceland and Norway, in this meticulously researched, colorfully written, and truly original work.

These Are Our Stories

These Are Our Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan Rosenberg
Editor: Hamilton Books
ISBN: 1461627028
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These Are Our Stories is a collection of women's stories, thoughts, and poems about the domestic abuse they have experienced throughout their lives. Transcribed directly from Jan Rosenberg's interviews with eleven women in the Florida panhandle, their histories embody the epidemic of domestic violence in America. The eleven survivors are lower to middle class women of various ethnic orientations, and range in age from their late twenties to mid-sixties. The survivors' stories are clarified with the use of diagrams from The Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP), and examined as the women re-build their lives hours and days at a time. These Are Our Stories provides two resource guides following the women's interviews. The first guide is adapted for use in north Florida to assist an abused woman in identifying her situation using these eleven women's stories as a thread. The second resource is a brief bibliography of literature and resources for domestic violence victims that can be used throughout the U.S.

It's Your Word Against Mine

It's Your Word Against Mine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sylvester Carrington
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1949483614
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It’s Your Word Against Mine is a collection of stories by Sylvester Carrington that compares unique cultural words and phrases from his native Barbados with select American terms. Some of these words have a different meaning in his culture, while others are nonexistent when it comes to translation. These simple words migrated with him and he has added those he encountered when he came to live in America. The author’s engaging style of storytelling will grab readers, as he takes them on a cultural journey using a vehicle of simple words to highlight the different aspects of the two cultures he has called home. With amazing skill, he has intricately woven each cultural term and phrase into a narrative that is altogether fascinating, entertaining, educational, and at times, personal and autobiographical. Watch for the highlighted words in italics throughout the book that compare and contrast these two vastly different cultures.

Eve and her Sisters

Eve and her Sisters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rita Bradshaw
Editor: Headline
ISBN: 0755375947
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She gave them everything and asked for nothing in return... Rita Bradshaw's heart-stopping saga, Eve and Her Sisters, is a captivating tale of poverty, family and unrequited love. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Kitty Neale. Following their father's death in a mining accident, sisters Eve, Mary and Nell journey to the Michaelmas fair at Gateshead to be put up for hire - it is that or face the workhouse. Eve, who has looked after her younger sisters since their mother's death, cannot bear the thought of them being separated so she is indebted to innkeeper, Caleb Travis, when he takes pity on her and agrees to hire them all. Over the years, Eve's gratitude towards him turns to love, but Caleb is blind to Eve's feelings as he is infatuated with Mary. It is to take many more years of heartache before he realises his mistake... What Amazon readers are saying about Eve and Her Sisters: 'Rita Bradshaw at her best. Fantastic story line and you get drawn into the book, I could not put it down. Very down to earth and one can empathise with situations the characters find themselves in. More, more, more from Rita' 'I couldn't put it down, it was moving, touching and almost as though it was real. Very believable, fully recommend' 'The author really brings the characters to life and you almost feel as though you are there. Brilliant!'

Annie's Girl

Annie's Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maureen Coppinger
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1845968611
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The shocking but ultimately uplifting life story of an Irish woman who endured 13 years of cruelty and injustice in an orphanage Maureen Coppinger's earliest memory is of watching the woman she believed to be her mother walk away and abandon her to the care of the nuns at one of Ireland's notorious industrial schools. She was just three years old. She remained in the orphanage until the age of 16, subjected to cruelty and neglect, and starved of love and affection. It was an environment from which no one emerged unscathed. Throughout these tormented years, Maureen dreamed only of escape, and when she was contacted again by her mammy she believed all her dreams were about to come true. Life in the outside world brought its own challenges, however, and Maureen was thrown into turmoil when she discovered that the truth about her past was more murky than she had ever realised. Annie's Girl stands apart as a poignant testimony to the resilience of the human heart. This touching and evocative memoir is the incredible story of an illegitimate industrial-school survivor's profound struggle to overcome a shame-filled past and solve the mystery of her origins. Maureen Coppinger emigrated to Canada in 1955, where she married and raised three sons. She worked as a school secretary for 25 years before retiring in 1994 and now spends her leisure time as a volunteer for the Galway Association.

The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Brodowski
Editor: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1506907857
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Henry just wanted what most others want, a home and family. To live in peace away for the desert mayhem that still haunts his dreams. Returning home he may have found it until the magicians showed up threatening his new idyllic life, his new found friends and especially the boys he has come to befriend. There is a lot more to the magicians than meets the eye. They are Xacarbas inhabiting host human bodies, and they need a new one before they move on. Keywords: Fiction, Suspense, Horror, Thriller, Magic, Body-Snatchery

The Unchosen

The Unchosen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Midge K. Carole
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1628380780
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It takes the darkest of times for us to appreciate the brightest light… Beginning life in a close-knit family, our narrator was surrounded by the love of her mother, stepfather, sister, and grandfather. But as time marches on and paradise unravels around her, our narrator finds herself falling into an endless cycle of difficult situations. In the summer of 1955, the narrator found herself prematurely married and pregnant. At only fifteen years old, her husband, Handsome, made her life difficult, but their first son, Stevie, redefined our narrator’s definition of hardships, and helped her focus on becoming a stronger person. This story is just as much about Stevie as it is about the plight of our narrator. It is about a brave boy who lives with his Cerebral Palsy and his mother who learns everything there is to know about how to make Stevie’s life as pleasant as possible. With each downfall, our narrator proves what a fighter she is as she rises from the ashes like an undefeatable phoenix.

Finding My Way Home

Finding My Way Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pam Estes
Editor: Covenant Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1636309011
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Finding My Way Home is a historical fiction book. It details the lives of the two main characters, Bobbie James, and Allie Stephens. The book is set in the 1940s and describes what life was like during this era. This is a fictional work, but the story is based on actual people, places, and events. Travel with Allie as she is forced to move from her childhood home in Elizabeth to Elm Springs, Arkansas. Experience what it was like for her to work in the strawberry fields, begin a new school, and weather the storms of life. Journey with Bobbie through cotton fields, a haunted house, and an encounter on a train. You will laugh at the predicaments these two individuals find themselves and be brought to tears by their struggles. Above all, you will be entertained and inspired by this simple story of faith, family, and fun.

Erica James - Seven Great Novels

Erica James - Seven Great Novels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erica James
Editor: Orion
ISBN: 1409139689
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Seven brilliant novels from one of contemporary women's fiction's best writers. Full of Erica James's signature warmth, wit and compelling characters. Comprises: AIRS AND GRACES; ACT OF FAITH; PRECIOUS TIME; HIDDEN TALENTS; LOVE AND DEVOTION; GARDENS OF DELIGHT; TELL IT TO THE SKIES.

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Klima
Editor: Start Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1597803278
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Happily Ever After is a star-studded book of fairy tales, featuring an introduction by Bill Willingham (Fables) and stories by Gregory Maguire, Susanna Clarke, Karen Joy Fowler, Charles de Lint, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Kelly Link, Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, Patricia Briggs, and many other fantasy luminaries.

Fox Tracks

Fox Tracks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rita Mae Brown
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345532988
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“[Rita Mae Brown] enlivens a timely tale with . . . amusing accounts of her four-legged creations and delightful descriptions of the central Virginia countryside.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown bounds to the front of the pack with Fox Tracks, the thrilling new mystery in her beloved foxhunting series featuring the indomitable “Sister” Jane Arnold and, among others, the boisterous company of horses and hounds. Now, as a string of bizarre murders sweeps the East Coast, this unlikely alliance must smoke out a devious killer who may be closer than they first think. While outside on Manhattan’s Midtown streets a fierce snowstorm rages, nothing can dampen the excitement inside the elegant ballroom of Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel. Hunt clubs from all over North America have gathered for their annual gala, and nobody is in higher spirits than “Sister” Jane, Master of the Jefferson Hunt in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Braving the foul weather, Sister and her young friend “Tootie” Harris pop out to purchase cigars for the celebration at a nearby tobacco shop, finding themselves regaled by the colorful stories of its eccentric proprietor, Adolfo Galdos. Yet the trip’s festive mood goes to ground later with the grisly discovery of Adolfo’s corpse. The tobacconist was shot in the head but found, oddly enough, with a cigarette pack of American Smokes laid carefully over his heart. When a similar murder occurs in Boston, Sister’s “horse sense” tells her there’s a nefarious plot afoot—one that seems to originate in the South’s aromatic tobacco farms. Meanwhile, Sister’s nemesis, Crawford Howard, will stop at nothing to subvert the Jefferson Hunt Club. There’s more than one shadowy scheme in the works in Albemarle County, and some conspirators are unafraid of taking shots at those evidencing too keen an interest in other people’s business. When Sister voices her suspicions, she, too, becomes a target. Fortunately for her, the Master of the Jefferson Hunt may rely upon the wits and wiles of her four-legged friends—including horses Lafayette and Matador, the powerful hound, Dragon, and even the clever old red fox, Uncle Yancy! From Manhattan’s gritty streets to the pastoral beauty of Virginia horse country, Fox Tracks features the beloved characters from past Sister Jane novels in a fascinating new intrigue. This sly, fast-paced mystery gives chase from sizzling start to stunning finish! Praise for Rita Mae Brown’s “Sister” Jane novels “Brown is a keen plotter who advances her story with well-placed clues and showy suspects.”—The New York Times Book Review “[Brown] succeeds in conjuring a world in which prey are meant to survive the chase and foxes are knowing collaborators.”—People “One of the most entertaining amateur sleuths since those of Agatha Christie.”—Booklist

A Wolf at the Door

A Wolf at the Door Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442460393
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A Wolf at the Door by Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling Summary

These are not your mother's fairy tales... Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you. Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science fiction writers offer up their versions of these classic fairy tales as well as other favorites, including The Ugly Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and more. Some of the stories are funny, some are strange, and others are dark and disturbing -- but each offers something as unexpected as a wolf at the door.

Crazy Courage

Crazy Courage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Samantha Light-Gallagher
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468576070
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A wife and mother finds her crazy courage as she faces the unexpected unfamiliar life after her husband's untimely death. He was killed at age 32 by a drunk driver in the line of duty. She is faced with a decision between hiding under the covers or facing her new life as a widow. Through this journey she learns valuable life lessons that she wants to share with the world. With intimate details and anecdotal stories she hopes to encourage others to use their own crazy courage.

Why Should He Put out My Light?

Why Should He Put out My Light? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kassandra Paige
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524517488
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Why Should He Put out My Light? by Kassandra Paige Summary

From the moment she came into the world, this little girl was at the mercy of her cruel and often merciless father, raping her from as early as she can remember then belting her into submission so she wouldnt tell her mother. This story is one a lot of women will identify with. Unfortunately, the ramifications of this upbringing set about a series of events that had her not trusting men, hence experiencing two failed marriages, which are covered in this book. Now, still on friendly terms with both ex-husbands, she candidly confides what led to the breakups, how she coped with the frustrations by singing and painting, and how she doesnt believe in holding grudges or playing the blame game. Of course, names have been changed to protect them, and she writes under a pseudonym. This book is written in a go and grab a cup of coffee style, conversational and very honest but with a sense of humor, indicative of the authors forgiving nature.

Siren Sisters

Siren Sisters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dana Langer
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481466887
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A soon-to-be siren finds herself responsible for the lives of her sisters—and the fisherman they curse—in this haunting debut novel. Now that I know the truth, I sometimes picture my sisters in headlights, the way they would have looked on that cold February night, armed with shovels and pickaxes, and digging in the graveyard. Lolly Salt has beautiful sisters. When they’re not in school or running their small town’s diner, they’re secretly luring ships to their doom from the cliffs of Starbridge Cove, Maine. With beautiful voices that twelve-year-old Lolly has yet to grow into (not that she wants to anyway) the Salt sisters do the work mandated by the Sea Witch, a glamorously frightening figure determined to keep the girls under her control. With their mother dead after a terrible car crash, and their father drowning in his grief, the sisters carry on with their lives and duties…until a local sea captain gets suspicious about the shipwrecks. On the day before her birthday, Lolly watches in helpless horror as her sisters are lured themselves by curse-reversing fishermen—and suddenly it’s up to her and her best friend Jason to rescue the sirens of Starbridge Cove.

Oath Keeper

Oath Keeper Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jefferson Smith
Editor: Creativity Hacker Press
ISBN: 0991933443
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In a world that has known only peace, a Warrior-King has arisen. His Gnome army swarms unhindered through the Forest. Refugees scatter. And the Three Avatars of the Dragon have chosen sides in their contest to restore the peace … or to shatter it for all time. In the midst of this chaos stands Tayna, a runaway orphan from the streets of our world, who must make an impossible choice: find the parents she had thought were long dead… …or embrace her destiny and save the freaking world.

Sunflower Sisters

Sunflower Sisters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martha Hall Kelly
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1524796417
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Martha Hall Kelly’s million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced readers to Caroline Ferriday. Now, in Sunflower Sisters, Kelly tells the story of Ferriday’s ancestor Georgeanna Woolsey, a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, a Southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists. “An exquisite tapestry of women determined to defy the molds the world has for them.”—Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours Georgeanna “Georgey” Woolsey isn’t meant for the world of lavish parties and the demure attitudes of women of her stature. So when war ignites the nation, Georgey follows her passion for nursing during a time when doctors considered women on the battlefront a bother. In proving them wrong, she and her sister Eliza venture from New York to Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg and witness the unparalleled horrors of slavery as they become involved in the war effort. In the South, Jemma is enslaved on the Peeler Plantation in Maryland, where she lives with her mother and father. Her sister, Patience, is enslaved on the plantation next door, and both live in fear of LeBaron, an abusive overseer who tracks their every move. When Jemma is sold by the cruel plantation mistress Anne-May at the same time the Union army comes through, she sees a chance to finally escape—but only by abandoning the family she loves. Anne-May is left behind to run Peeler Plantation when her husband joins the Union army and her cherished brother enlists with the Confederates. In charge of the household, she uses the opportunity to follow her own ambitions and is drawn into a secret Southern network of spies, finally exposing herself to the fate she deserves. Inspired by true accounts, Sunflower Sisters provides a vivid, detailed look at the Civil War experience, from the barbaric and inhumane plantations, to a war-torn New York City, to the horrors of the battlefield. It’s a sweeping story of women caught in a country on the brink of collapse, in a society grappling with nationalism and unthinkable racial cruelty, a story still so relevant today.