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Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours
A Novel

by Lisa Wingate

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2017-06-06
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0425284697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—Over two million copies sold! A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller Look for Lisa Wingate’s powerful new historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends, available now! “Poignant, engrossing.”—People • “Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.”—Paula McLain Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. Publishers Weekly’s #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 • Winner of the Southern Book Prize • If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection This edition includes a new essay by the author about shantyboat life.

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BOOK CLUB SET.
A Novel. Before we were yours

by Lisa Wingate

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge--until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents--but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility's cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiance, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis,a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family's long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals--in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country--Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong"--

Summary of Before We Were Yours: A Novel: Trivia/Quiz for Fans

Summary of Before We Were Yours: A Novel: Trivia/Quiz for Fans
A Book

by Whizbooks

  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release : 2018-09-06
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 9780464860891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary of Before We Were Yours: A Novel by Lisa Wingate: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Rill Foss and her four siblings lived happily with their parents in their shantyboat named Arcadia by the Mississipi River. This was before they were taken to the Tennessee Children's Home Society without their parents' knowledge. She watched helplessly as she saw her baby brother and youngest sister taken away for adoption. Meanwhile, in another world, the Senator's daughter Avery Stafford is mystified by an old woman named May who seems to know her grandmother Judy. She needs to know what binds these two women because, being a politician's daughter, she doesn't like secrets in the family. Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Before and After

Before and After
the incredible real-life story behind the heart-breaking bestseller Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate,Judy Christie

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-10-22
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1529406358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The incredible and heart-breaking true stories of victims of a notorious adoption scandal - inspired by No.1 bestselling novel Before We Were Yours From the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a corrupt baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents - hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all, but stolen sons and daughters of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity wards that their babies had died. In Before and After, many survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families. Before and AFter includes moving and shocking accounts of the ways in which adoptees were separated from their first families. Often raised as only children, many have joyfully reunited with siblings in the final decades of their lives. There are stories of first meetings that are all the sweeter and more intense for time missed, and of families from very different social backgrounds reaching out to embrace brothers, sisters, and cousins. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BEFORE AND AFTER 'What a truly amazing book' ***** 'Riveting' ***** 'Captivating and emotional' ***** 'A real tear-jerker' *****

Rest Now

Rest Now
7 Ways to Say No, Set Boundaries, and Seize Joy

by Kelly Balarie

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2020-09-29
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1493427695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you feel overwhelmed, you're not alone. Three out of five people admit to doing more than they can manage. Thinking God requires this, we say, "I must be everything to everyone." Then we struggle and feel selfish and guilty when we say no, grow weary, or snap at someone out of sheer exhaustion. Is this what God desires? Somewhere along the line of being a good Christian, wife, daughter, or friend we lose sight of who we are in Christ. We put our performance above God and who he says we are. But what if we chose a more soul-full way? Rest Now offers permission to breathe. It exposes the lies that distract, tire, and bully us, so we don't strive for rest but love from it, like Jesus did. Learn how to - create boundaries that allow you to overflow with love - say no so you don't hate yourself later - ditch passive-aggressive behaviors in favor of healthy conversations - embrace permission-giving thoughts to create mental space for God

Before We Were Strangers

Before We Were Strangers
A Book

by Brenda Novak

  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release : 2018-12-04
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1488082979
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Something happened to her mother that night. Something no one wants to talk about. But she’s determined to uncover her family’s dark secrets, even if they bury her. Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. And then there was that other sound—the ominous thump before all went quiet. In the morning, her mother was gone. The official story was that she left. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn’t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at eighteen, anxious to leave her small Texas hometown in search of anywhere else. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that the domineering father she grew up with wasn’t just difficult—he was deadly. Now another traumatic loss forces Sloane to realize she owes it to her mother to find out the truth, even if it means returning to a small town full of secrets and lies, a jilted ex-boyfriend, and a father and brother who’d rather see her silenced. But as Sloane starts digging into the past, the question isn’t whether she can uncover what really happened that night…it’s what will remain of her family if she does?

Beyond Summer

Beyond Summer
A touching and heartwarming summer read from the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-07-25
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1529402492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the million-copy bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes an uplifting novel where unexpected challenges and new friendships reveal what 'home' really means. When Tam Lambert learns that her family are about to be evicted from their lovely home, the privileged life she's known is forever changed. Tam and her family must move to a changing Dallas neighbourhood called Blue Sky Hill... New resident Shasta Williams knows nothing of real estate schemes when she and her husband purchase a home in Blue Sky Hill. To her it's the perfect place to raise her children. Better yet is getting to know Tam, who lives next door. When neighbours realize that a corrupt deal could force them from their homes, friendships and loyalties are tested. Over the span of one summer, two young women discover the strength and maturity to do the impossible. They find that in Blue Sky Hill, life-altering relationships and amazing possibilities can begin to blossom... Perfect for fans of Kathryn Hughes and Santa Montefiore.

Feasting on the Word Worship Companion

Feasting on the Word Worship Companion
Liturgies for Year B

by Kimberly Bracken Long

  • Publisher : Presbyterian Publishing Corp
  • Release : 2015-02-13
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0664260381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year B, Volume 2 is one of six volumes (two for each lectionary year) that provides liturgical pieces for preparing for worship. Written and compiled by an ecumenical team of seasoned liturgy writers, this resource offers a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship. Each volume includes a CD-ROM that enables planners to easily cut and paste reading, prayers, questions for reflection, and household prayers for morning and evening into worship bulletins. (Publisher).

Women with 2020 Vision

Women with 2020 Vision
American Theologians on the Voice, Vote, and Vision of Women

by Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1506468144
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women haven't always had the right to vote. From such diverse voices as John Stuart Mill and Cokie Roberts, the absolute right of both women and men to vote has been affirmed. And yet, resistance to women's suffrage even by women themselves has a long and painful history. In this exciting volume, thirteen theologians and religious leaders in America look back at the historic victory in 1920 when women in the United States won the right to vote. They then assess the current situation and speak into the future. Women with 2020 Vision: American Theologians on the Voice, Vote, and Vision of Women commemorates the 100th anniversary of women in the United States obtaining the right to vote, a story that must be told and retold and reflected upon in light of the current sociopolitical-theological realities.

Your Friend, Leyland

Your Friend, Leyland
A Journey Toward Unconditional Love

by Ellie LeRoux,Shirley Bourne Epperson

  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 2021-01-28
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 1982258861
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ellie LeRoux spent her first sixty-nine years struggling, often unsuccessfully, to figure out life. But when she was forced to endure a family crisis that included her husband’s and daughter’s concurrent cancer diagnoses, Ellie embarked on a spiritual journey, with help from her friend, Shirley, that transported her from fear and self-hatred toward love and self-acceptance. In Your Friend, Leyland, Ellie shares a candid story of her experiences through several stages of life. Divided into three parts, Ellie begins by chronicling the first twelve conversations, channeled by Shirley, with the spirit group, Leyland, that include anecdotes, communications with Leyland, and poems penned by Shirley. As Ellie leads others through the next seventeen years of her life, she reveals how she learned to refocus on Leyland’s powerful message, written by or sometimes shared through Shirley. Finally, she shares vignettes of life-affirming insights that radiate Leyland’s message of hope and spiritual growth, ultimately revealing how perceptions color our understanding of ego, spirit, purpose, and reality. Your Friend, Leyland shares the touching story of one woman’s experiences as her loving spirit guide leads her on an unending path of rebirth to seek her higher self.

Stories from Suffragette City

Stories from Suffragette City
A Book

by M.J. Rose,Fiona Davis

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2020-10-27
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1250241332
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One City. One Movement. A World of Stories. Stories from Suffragette City is a collection of short stories that all take place on a single day: October 23, 1915. It’s the day when tens of thousands of women marched up Fifth Avenue, demanding the right to vote in New York City. Thirteen of today's bestselling authors have taken this moment as inspiration to raise the voices of history and breathe fresh life into their struggles and triumphs. The characters depicted here, some well-known, others unfamiliar, each inspire and reinvigorate the power of democracy. We follow a young woman who is swept up in the protests when all she expected was to come sell her apples in the city. We see Alva Vanderbilt as her white-gloved sensibility is transformed over the course of the single fateful day. Ida B. Wells battles for racial justice in the women's suffrage movement so that every woman's voice can be heard. Each story stands on its own, but together Stories From Suffragette City becomes a symphony, painting a portrait of a country looking for a fight and ever restless for progress and equality. With an introduction by Kristin Hannah and stories from: Lisa Wingate M.J. Rose Steve Berry Paula McLain Katherine J. Chen Christina Baker Kline Jamie Ford Dolen Perkins-Valdez Megan Chance Alyson Richman Chris Bohjalian and Fiona Davis

The Story Keeper

The Story Keeper
A Book

by Lisa Wingate

  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Release : 2014-08-22
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1496400410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the #1 New York Times author of Before We Were Yours! “Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller. Her story-within-a-story, penned with a fine, expressive style, will captivate writers and nonwriters alike.” —Booklist “Not since To Kill a Mockingbird has a story impacted me like this.” —Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of Seagrass Pier Successful New York editor Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing—until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper’s hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she’d left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster next book deal may be higher than she’s willing to pay. 2015 winner of both a Christy Award and a Carol Award.

Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours
A Book

by Lisa Wingate

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-07-24
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN : 9781525254420
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice... Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. A loving daughter to her father, a US senator, with her own ambitious career as a lawyer and a handsome fianc� waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived a charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she's never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about May's life will take her on a journey through a hidden history of stolen children and illegal adoption. A journey that will reveal a secret that could lead to devastation... or redemption. 'This heartbreaking story is also heart-mending-a powerful tale of family, of sisters, of secrets kept and secrets shared.'Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author

index to the reports of committees of the house of representatives for the first and second of the forty - fifth congress 1877 - 1878

index to the reports of committees of the house of representatives for the first and second of the forty - fifth congress 1877 - 1878
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Irish Landlord Since the Revolution

The Irish Landlord Since the Revolution
With Notices of Ancient and Modern Land Tenures in Various Countries

by Patrick Lavelle

  • Publisher : Dublin : W.B. Kelly
  • Release : 1870
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perennials

Perennials
A Book

by Julie Cantrell

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2017-11-14
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0718037650
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From New York Times bestselling author Julie Cantrell comes a story of family and the Southern roots that call us home. “If Julie Cantrell isn’t on your reading list, she should be.” —Lisa Wingate Years ago, Lovey chose to leave her family and the South far behind. But now that she’s returned, she’s realizing things at home were not always what they seemed. Eva Sutherland—known to all as Lovey—grew up safe and secure in Oxford, Mississippi, surrounded by a rich literary history and her mother’s stunning flower gardens. But a shed fire, and the injuries it caused, changed everything. Her older sister, Bitsy, blamed Lovey for the irreparable damage. Bitsy became the homecoming queen and the perfect Southern belle who could do no wrong. All the while, Lovey served as the family scapegoat, always bearing the brunt when Bitsy threw blame her way. At eighteen, suffocating in her sister’s shadow, Lovey turned down a marriage proposal and fled to Arizona. Free from Bitsy’s vicious lies, she became a successful advertising executive and a weekend yoga instructor, carving a satisfying life for herself. But at forty-five, Lovey is feeling more alone than ever and questioning the choices that led her here. When her father calls insisting she come home three weeks early for her parents’ 50th anniversary, Lovey is at her wits’ end. She’s about to close the biggest contract of her career, and there’s a lot on the line. But despite the risks, her father’s words, “Family First,” draw her back to the red-dirt roads of Mississippi. Lovey is quickly engrossed in a secret project—a memory garden her father has planned as an anniversary surprise. But the landscaper who’s also working on it is none other than Fisher, the first boy she ever loved. As she helps create this sacred space, Lovey begins to rediscover her roots, the power of second chances, and how to live perennially in spite of life’s many trials and tragedies.

The Forgotten Girls

The Forgotten Girls
A completely heartbreaking World War 2 historical novel

by Lizzie Page

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2020-02-13
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1838881271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It’s a photograph of two little girls, the camera catching the cold whiteness of their legs, the pretty lines of their dresses, the smooth surface of the lake. I know at once it’s my mother and Aunty Barbara, I’ve always known it somehow. But I also know that the camera doesn’t tell the whole story. It can’t. London, 1943. German bombs rain down on London, but Elaine Parker knows her job transcribing letters from far-away prisoners of war is more important than her own safety. But at home, Elaine’s life isn’t so simple – as the main breadwinner for her struggling family, she doesn’t have much time to consider her own future hopes and dreams. And then Elaine meets dark-haired and passionate Bobby – a wartime photographer on the dangerous front line – and her world shifts. Will Elaine be forced to choose between her family and her growing passion for Bobby? And how do you let yourself love someone with your whole heart when each moment could be their last? Present day. Even the kiss of warm sunshine and the musical call of birds at her family’s countryside villa can’t make Jen forget the heartbreak she’s left behind. That is, until she begins to investigate the origins of a tattered family photograph: two sweet little girls gazing out across a sparkling bay, their eyes clear and hopeful – looking for all the world as if England hadn’t just suffered the most terrible war imaginable. What is the story behind the picture, and could it finally be the key to mending the cracks in Jen’s own past? A heartbreaking World War Two novel – emotional and unforgettable. Perfect for fans of Orphan Train, Sold on a Monday and Before We Were Yours. What readers are saying about The Forgotten Girls… ‘Twists and turns that keep you turning the page… I must read one more chapter before I turn out the light for the night… fans who enjoyed The Nightingale or Sold on a Monday will love this book as much as me. Authentic, heart-tugging and soul-stirring. Be sure to have tissues nearby.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A heartbreaking tale of life in 1943 living through the war… One of the best historical fiction books I have read in a long while.’ Sean’s Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘It not only brought tears to my eyes when the connection between the two women was revealed, but it pulled on my heartstrings all the way through the book. A story of love and loss, family and friendships, this book will keep you gripped until the very last page. Would definitely recommend.’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘I came to really love the blossoming romance between Robert and Elaine… A beautiful novel, and one I highly recommend.’ Emily Claire Writes ‘A captivating story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I absolutely loved The Forgotten Girls. It is a beautiful, compelling read… Lizzie Page writes like a dream… I will be recommending this book to everyone I know.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I really fell in love with this book… Beautifully done, the imagery is well written and I found myself picturing the scenes and living them out in my mind's eye. Well done!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Oh, how I loved this book! I smiled, cried, my heart raced and I marvelled at the storytelling… Wonderful!’ Angela Petch, author of The Tuscan Girl, 5 stars ‘I just love the deft and thrilling blend of fact and fiction, and the way Lizzie Page brings characters from the past back to life. I am such a huge fan of her work.’ Bestselling author Jill Mansell

The Water Keeper

The Water Keeper
A Book

by Charles Martin

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2020-05-05
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0785230920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A riveting story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds by bestselling author Charles Martin. Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he’s dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes. When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, Murph’s mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery. With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past—and the ghosts who tried to bury them. With Charles Martin’s trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom. Praise for The Water Keeper: “I’m telling you, it’s an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel unlike anything I’ve ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world.” —Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin “Charles Martin fans rejoice, because he’s done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters.” —Lauren Denton, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway Part of The Murphy Shepherd novels: Book 1: The Water Keeper Book 2: The Letter Keeper Book 3: The Record Keeper Coming July 2022!) Full-length novel (110,000 words) Includes discussion questions for book clubs Also by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry, Chasing Fireflies

Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain
A Novel

by Charles Martin

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2011-09-05
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 141857094X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Tucker, I want to tell you a secret.” Miss Ella curled my hand into a fist and showed it to me. “Life is a battle, but you can’t fight it with your fists. You got to fight it with your heart.” An internationally famous photographer, Tucker Mason has traveled the world, capturing things other people don’t see. But what Tucker himself can’t see is how to let go of the past and forgive his father. On a sprawling Southern estate, Tucker and his younger brother, Mutt, were raised by their housekeeper, Miss Ella Rain, who loved the motherless boys like her own. Hiring her to take care of Waverly Hall and the boys was the only good thing their father ever did. When his brother escapes from a mental hospital and an old girlfriend appears with her son and a black eye, Tucker is forced to return home and face the agony of his tragic past. Though Miss Ella has been gone for many years, Tucker can still hear her voice—and her prayers. But finding peace and starting anew will take a measure of grace that Tucker scarcely believes in. “Charles Martin is changing the face of inspirational fiction one book at a time. Wrapped in Rain is a sentimental tale that is not to be missed.” —Michael Morris, author of A Place Called Wiregrass and Live Like You Were Dying “This is the story of a real person’s real struggle with the uncertainties of faith, unadorned with miracles of the deus ex machina sort but full of the sort of miracles that attend everyday life if you bother to notice. Charles Martin notices, and for that I commend him. He’s unafraid of tackling the crucial questions—life, death, love, sacrifice.” —Duncan Murrell, editor and writer Includes Discussion Questions & Fifteenth Anniversary Author Note Includes a bonus excerpt from The Water Keeper

Crossing Yesterday

Crossing Yesterday
Women of the Ozarks

by Natalie R. Vice

  • Publisher : Bublish, Inc.
  • Release : 2020-06-23
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 164704149X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How Much of Your Future Depends on Your Past? After decades apart, childhood friends Jo Felsenthal and Gina Ingram spend their first summer together after more than forty years. A few weeks spent revisiting life as the girls they used to be and getting to know each other as the women they’ve become has shown them that time and circumstances have changed them both. They’re different women with different ideals and different convictions. Gina has spent her life in their hometown of Polk Ridge, Arkansas, nestled in the Ozark mountains as a counselor for the poor and drug addicted. She’s sympathetic and open minded to others’ hardships. Jo, by contrast, has lived her life in the military—an environment with a single-minded purpose and a demand for rigid discipline. For Jo, blending back into a community that distrusts the very government she has spent her life defending, leaves her completely at odds with the people Gina seems to adore. When Jo meets Gina’s friends Max and Maxine, she’s thrown for a loop as these two conspiracy driven hippies challenge her beliefs about the government and law—all of which has shaped her into the woman she is today. Her instant dislike of Gina’s friends suddenly threatens the newly reunited childhood friends. In Crossing Yesterday, the second book in the Women of the Ozarks Scrapbook Series, Jo and Gina are forced to ask: Just how far apart can two people be and still find common ground? If you like Beach House for Rent and The Book of Lost Friends, you’ll love the Women of the Ozarks Scrapbook Series.