Between Heaven and Texas

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Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292706552

Category: Photography

Page: 132

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Between heaven and Texas, there's a sky that goes on forever. On cloudless mornings after a norther has blown through, the sky is such a perfect cobalt blue that you forget the “between” and know that heaven is Texas, or Texas is heaven—it doesn't really matter which. But most days there are clouds between Texas and heaven—puffy white clouds that set us dreaming on lazy summer days or roiling storm clouds that unleash lightning, tornadoes, and hail. The sky between heaven and Texas is a stage for drama more often than not, just like the lives we live below it. Perhaps that's why we're always looking up. In this beautiful book, noted photographer Wyman Meinzer revisits the place that inspires his most creative work—the Texas sky. His photographs capture the vast dramas that occur between heaven and Texas—rainstorms that blot out mountain ranges, lightning strikes that dazzle a night-black prairie, trains of clouds that rumble for miles over wheat fields, sunsets that lave the whole wide sky in crimson, gold, and pink. Meinzer's striking images reveal that in the sky above, no less than on the land below, endless variety is commonplace in Texas. Joining Meinzer in this celebration of the Texas sky are two fine writers, Sarah Bird and Naomi Shihab Nye. In her wonderfully personal introduction, Sarah Bird describes growing up as a dedicated cloud-watcher who, after several years among the cotton candy clouds and cool fogs of Japan, was shocked and exhilarated by the limitless hot skies of Texas. Naomi Nye has chosen poems by twenty-six Texas poets, including herself, which explore a spectrum of emotion about the sky above Texas and the weather in our lives beneath it. Together, photographs, memoir, and poems create a lasting connection with the power and presence of what Meinzer calls “that vast frontier and ocean above”—the sky between heaven and Texas.

Between Heaven and Texas

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Author: Marie Bostwick

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758292651

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there. . . Welcome to Too Much--where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it's well known that the females in Mary Dell's family have two traits in common--superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men. While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she'll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted--a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable. . . Advance Praise For Marie Bostwick's Between Heaven And Texas "Brilliant. . .the characters thunder with life right off the page and into your heart in this quintessential story of family, forgiveness, and nobility. I just adored every single page!" --Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author "This book wrapped around my heart with all the love, warmth, and beauty of a favorite family quilt. I can't stop thinking about it! I'm in love with Mary Dell Templeton, and I'm in love with Too Much, Texas." --Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A book that brims with laughter and laser-sharp insight." --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author "With Texas-sized helpings of humor, charm, and sass, this tale will put you in a Lone Star state-of-mind!" --Lauren Lipton, author of Mating Rituals of the North American WASP

Between Heaven and Hell

The Historical Jesus

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Author: Dean R. Eyerly

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1607999811

Category: Religion

Page: 479

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There is no greater controversial person in the world than Jesus the Christ. For over two thousand years, speculation has been lurking in the background about religious control of belief by the church and church dogma in general. Where many people stop in Sunday school, author Dean Eyerly moves beyond in his historical research about this man named Jesus and his historical search for his true beliefs and teaching. Along the way, historical writings were discovered that provided more detail surrounding his life, death, and resurrection. Having been inspired to study after being presented with conflicting historical information, Eyerly began to study outside of traditional data surrounding Jesus in 2003 in order to find a firmer grasp on what history says about Jesus. To no surprise, The answers he found were not always in line with what the Bible says, and Eyerly argues that what we are commonly taught in church isn't the full story. There are several documents and writings discovered that go against modern constructs and tradition as we Christians know of the faith today. Dean has studied through the many documents that go against modern constructs and tradition and shows readers what they say about Jesus, his followers, and possibly why these documents were rejected and pushed into the dark. See how these stark differences in belief are considered so dangerous by the church and not by Jesus. Between Heaven and Hell is a compilation of research shaped into a timeline that begins before the birth of Christ and moves into the Common Era. Dean draws from many non-canonical references and Gnostic literature in presenting a broader perspective on the many differing thoughts and views concerning the person of Jesus. Is there good evidence that Jesus was who we think he was? Was he really born of a virgin? Who really wrote the Bible? These questions must start from somewhere. Discover what you might in this thought provoking presentation of 'un-safe' information that lies Between Heaven and Hell. Dean Eyerly conducts biblical research as a hobby and enjoys sharing with others what he finds. Eyerly firmly believes, As do all of mankind, that Jesus is extra-ordinary, And The Being that all earthly people should emulate. Eyerly currently resides in Holland, Ohio.

Between Heaven and Earth

Conversations with American Christians

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Author: Helmut Thielicke,John W. Doberstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0718844963

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Between Heaven and Earth grew out of one of Thielicke's visits to the United States during which he travelled across the country preaching and lecturing. The conversations recorded here are the fruit of his more informal discussions with small groups of ministers, students and laypeople. The questions they asked are direct and wide-ranging, concerned not only with the fundamental problems of faith but with its bearing on issues of social and political morality. Thielicke's answers, though equally direct, are neither simplistic nor dogmatic. His approach is refreshingly open and his conclusions emerge from a reasoned consideration of the evidence and alternative possibilities. Above all, Thielicke's answers reveal the warmth and deep concern for mankind's spiritual welfare that is at the root of his teaching and writing.

Between Heaven and Hell

Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others

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Author: Mohammad Hassan Khalil

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199945411

Category: Religion

Page: 335

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Between Heaven and Hell explores the diverse and novel approaches taken by scholars of Islam when addressing the important topic of soteriology (the discourse and doctrines of salvation) and the fate of Others.

Between Heaven and Healing

Accepting God's Will for Danielle: a Mother's Journey

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Author: Melanie Boulis

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1462404731

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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As soon as two doctors asked Melanie Boulis if she would like to sit down, she knew something was wrong. Still, she remained standing. But when the doctors showed Melanie the slides from her twelve-year-old daughter Danielle's MRI, she immediately lowered herself into a chair, numb from shock and disbelief. In an instant, Melanie's world changed forever. Danielle had brain cancer. After Danielle was diagnosed with a large tumor on her brain stem, Melanie reveals how she and her husband, Kevin, began a journey through countless tests, surgeries, and treatments-and where nothing mattered but getting their little girl better. As Danielle bravely faced the darkness of brain cancer, Melanie and Kevin felt helpless, unable to do anything else but pray, read Scriptures, sing, and offer words of comfort. As the news gradually transformed from bad to worse, Melanie shares how she and Kevin gained strength through their faith and learned to trust God's plan, even after He chose heaven for Danielle. Between Heaven and Healing shares the inspirational story of a young girl's journey through terminal cancer and her parents' eventual realization that faith is not knowing why, but still believing in His goodness and eternal life where all will be made right, where cancer is nonexistent, and where there will be no more tears.

Trapped Between Heaven and Hell

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Author: M. Skye

Publisher: Urban Renaissance

ISBN: 1622866681

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A host of unexpected events lead to the revelation of dark secrets between Tyree's and Mia's families. With murder, corruption, and duplicity standing in their way, can Tyree keep his family safe and rekindle a love he once thought was lost forever? After the kidnapping of his son, Tyree Johnston's marriage to Mia, the love of his life, fell apart. Now, two years later, Tyree has their son Kyan for the summer, and he is unprepared for Mia's return to their hometown. Trying to move forward with his life, Tyree finds himself stuck between what his heart wants and what his head says is right. Mia left for Paris the minute her divorce was final, but when her sister-in-law tells her that Kyan needs her, Mia is on the first flight out. Besides, it's about time she faced Tyree so they can try to come together as co-parents for their son's well-being.

Flying Between Heaven and Earth

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Author: Gina E. Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462806732

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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In this award-winning, lighthearted drama, Archangel Michael, the celestial defender of humanity, finds his job on the line. The High Council in Heaven is about to strip him of his wings because things on Earth are going to hell. Michael is about to lose his position to Semyaza, the evil Lord of Darkness and leader of the fallen angels. Nicole, an innocent, yet bumbling untrained angel volunteers to be a flight attendant to help Michael in his final campaign. She quickly learns what makes Michael's airline unique is a seat assignment system specifically designed to allow passengers the opportunity to balance their heavy karmic and emotional baggage with their assigned seatmate--not only from this lifetime, but from past and future lives as well. With the right person sitting on the right flight in the right seat, the traveling public is unaware that they are being served by angels and being given the opportunity to learn their soul's most important lessons before they reach their destination. Caught in the vicious clash of the Dark against the Light, Nicole loses her own battle when she succumbs to the worldly temptations offered by Semyaza. In this harrowing race against time, Michael is now forced to choose between saving humanity or saving Nicole, the young, vulnerable angel who he secretly desires. With Semyaza's plans running on time and on course, who does Michael chose? And who saves him from his own pending demise? Find out in Flying Between Heaven and Earth! Congratulations to Gina E. Jones, Finalist in the National "Best Books" 2007 Awards for Fiction & Literature in the New Age Fiction category! -- USA Book News “Totally enlightening and inspirational page turner! I highly recommend this book for all spiritual people. This book is a great fictional story, with a wonderful sense of truth, enlightenment, and an abundance of inspiration!” –- Reader Views “An apocalypse story with a celestial twist, and a riveting read from cover to cover!” –- Midwest Book Review “Archangel Michael starts an airline to save humanity! A recommended read!” –- Allbooks Reviews “A fun, entertainingly glorious romp through the trials and tribulations of being alive on planet Earth. It has everything from ETs to Ascended Masters, sex to shopping, angels to demons, romance to mystery, and is multi-leveled to boot! It takes us from the pits of addiction and despair to the heights of heaven, and it does this all with a j

Between Heaven and Earth

Actos of El Teatro Campesino

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Author: Jaime Darío Calvillo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American drama

Page: 326

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Was sich liebt, das trennt sich

Roman

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Author: Lauren Lipton

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838702271

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Dass sie im Bett neben einem fremden Mann aufwacht, ist für Peggy schlimm genug. Am Telefon zu erfahren, dass sie ihn geheiratet hat - einfach unfassbar! Luke wäre zwar kein schlechter Fang - er ist nett, sieht gut aus und kommt aus einer angesehenen Familie. Peggy aber erwartet jeden Moment einen Heiratsantrag von ihrem langjährigen Freund. Auch Luke ist nicht ungebunden. So kommen sie schnell überein, die Ehe annullieren zu lassen. Dann aber macht seine Tante ihnen ein unmoralisches Angebot: Wenn sie ein Jahr lang verheiratet bleiben, erben sie ihr Herrenhaus. Und beide brauchen dringend Geld ...

Between Heaven and Earth

Spiritual Insights from a Life Lived for Christ

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Author: Mary Fleetwood

Publisher: Fairmont Books

ISBN: 9781581580488

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

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God often uses visions, dreams, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead us to the truths we need to grow in our faith. Here, Mary Fleetwood shares her experiences of such leadings in order to show us how to obtain a childlike faith in our heavenly Father. This book will increase your understanding of how God meets with us and provides guidance to us precisely at our place of need.

Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend

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Author: Ron J. Jackson,Lee Spencer White

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806149590

Category: History

Page: 352

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If we do in fact “remember the Alamo,” it is largely thanks to one person who witnessed the final assault and survived: the commanding officer’s slave, a young man known simply as Joe. What Joe saw as the Alamo fell, recounted days later to the Texas Cabinet, has come down to us in records and newspaper reports. But who Joe was, where he came from, and what happened to him have all remained mysterious until now. In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, authors Ron J. Jackson, Jr., and Lee Spencer White have fully restored this pivotal yet elusive figure to his place in the American story. The twenty-year-old Joe stood with his master, Lieutenant Colonel Travis, against the Mexican army in the early hours of March 6, 1836. After Travis fell, Joe watched the battle’s last moments from a hiding place. He was later taken first to Bexar and questioned by Santa Anna about the Texan army, and then to the revolutionary capitol, where he gave his testimony with evident candor. With these few facts in hand, Jackson and White searched through plantation ledgers, journals, memoirs, slave narratives, ship logs, newspapers, letters, and court documents. Their decades-long effort has revealed the outline of Joe’s biography, alongside some startling facts: most notably, that Joe was the younger brother of the famous escaped slave and abolitionist narrator William Wells Brown, as well as the grandson of legendary trailblazer Daniel Boone. This book traces Joe’s story from his birth in Kentucky through his life in slavery—which, in a grotesque irony, resumed after he took part in the Texans’ battle for independence—to his eventual escape and disappearance into the shadows of history. Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend recovers a true American character from obscurity and expands our view of events central to the emergence of Texas.

Between heaven and hell

travels through Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and India : an account of the expedition hands across the borders

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Author: Akhil Bakshi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bangladesh

Page: 556

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Between Hell and Texas

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Author: Dusty Richards

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786029196

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1900

Texas Tough. Arizona Bound. With blood and tears, Chet Byrnes built a life in Texas, only to have it shattered by an ill-fated cattle drive and two deadly family feuds. Spurned by the woman he loves, Chet sets off for new territory. The journey won't come cheap. And Ready For Any Fight That Comes. Chet leads the Byrnes family across New Mexico into a harsh, haunting land. His long lost brother Cagle, after 15 years living among the Comanche, reappears. So does the family's blackest black sheep. Then, amidst old grudges and new battles, Chet picks up the trail of a killer he desperately wants to bring to justice. The reward is a hearty welcome to Arizona. The risk: dying before he can meet the one woman who'd make it all worthwhile. . . "Nobody spins a better western tale. If you want to read how real cowboys lived and worked, then you must read a Dusty Richards novel." --Mike Kearby "Dusty Richards writes. . .with the flavor of the real West." --Elmer Kelton "Dusty Richards is the embodiment of the old west." --Storyteller Magazine

Texas Devils

Rangers and Regulars on the Lower Rio Grande, 1846-1861

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Author: Michael L. Collins

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806185422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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The Texas Rangers have been the source of tall tales and the stuff of legend as well as a growing darker reputation. But the story of the Rangers along the Mexican border between Texas statehood and the onset of the Civil War has been largely overlooked—until now. This engaging history pulls readers back to a chaotic time along the lower Rio Grande in the mid-nineteenth century. Texas Devils challenges the time-honored image of “good guys in white hats” to reveal the more complicated and sobering reality behind the Ranger Myth. Michael L. Collins demonstrates that, rather than bringing peace to the region, the Texas Rangers contributed to the violence and were often brutal in their injustices against Spanish-speaking inhabitants, who dubbed them los diablos Tejanos—the Texas devils. Collins goes beyond other, more laudatory Ranger histories to focus on the origins of the legend, casting Ranger immortals such as John Coffee “Jack” Hays, Ben McCulloch, and John S. “Rip” Ford in a new and not always flattering light. In revealing a barbaric code of conduct on the Rio Grande frontier, Collins shows that much of the Ranger Myth doesn’t hold up to close historical scrutiny. Texas Devils offers exciting true stories of the Rangers for anyone captivated by their legend, even as it provides a corrective to that legend.

Water from Stone

The Story of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve

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Author: Jeffrey Greene,Margaret Bamberger

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603440639

Category: Nature

Page: 218

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Award-winning author Jeffrey Greene provides a portrait, by turns lyrical and provocative, of J. David Bamberger’s unlikely transformation from first, a vacuum cleaner salesman, then to co-founder and CEO of Church’s Fried Chicken, to an internationally recognized conservationist. In fact, Greene tells two integrally related stories: the evolution of one man’s business sense, applying profit incentives to land restoration and nature conservancy; and the creation of a Texas Hill Country preserve where he effectively demonstrates his own principles. Growing up in rural Ohio during the Great Depression and World War II, Bamberger learned at an early age to shun waste, grow food productively, and admire the Amish for living in harmony with the land. His mother taught him to love the natural world and gave him a book that would set the course for his life: Pleasant Valley, by Louis Bromfield, a visionary American advocate for land restoration. Inspired by his new role model, Bamberger would say, “If I ever make money, I want to do what Bromfield did.” After finding that financial success, Bamberger bought what he describes as “the sorriest piece of land in Blanco County” and entered upon his decades-long effort to restore the ecological balance of 5,500 acres that had been virtually destroyed by more than a century of misuse. Naming his preserve Selah—from the Old Testament term meaning “pause and reflect”—Bamberger dedicates himself and his resources to protecting species and educating school children, conservation groups, government officials, and everyone else who will listen to his central message, delivered with evangelical zeal: We must take care of the earth, and anyone can help. Today, David and his wife, Margaret, have received many awards, and he has been featured in The New Yorker, in Audubon, and on CNN and network news. But until now, no one has fully told the story of how a man with vision transformed a place—and in doing so, transformed himself.

Of Birds and Texas

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Author: Stuart Gentling,Scott Gentling

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292728344

Category: Art

Page: 223

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As Audubon's "Birds of America" was the most magnificent ornithological publication of the 19th century, "Of Birds and Texas" may rightfully claim that honor for the 20th. A.C. Greene praised it as "the most stunning and prodigious book in Texas history (and possibly forever)." 50 color plates.

Blame it on Texas

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Author: Tori Scott

Publisher: Tori Scott

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Book One of the Lone Star Cowboys Series Logan Tanner shook the red dust of West Texas off his boots at the age of eighteen and hasn't looked back. Now he's faced with having to protect his twelve year old daughter Katie, and his sister Carol and her friend Megan Flynn. It's nearly more than one man can handle. Raised as a city girl, Megan has a dream of a few acres, a few champion Blue Heelers, and a small-town veterinary practice. The only thing standing between her and her dream is one stubborn, reluctant cowboy with an overprotective streak as wide as the West Texas prairie. But her stubborn streak is a match for his any day. And she's determined to prove it. Blame it on Texas is a story of the power of love to overcome any adversity, the strength of family and friendship, and the joy that comes with being part of something bigger than yourself. Praise for Blame it on Texas: "Blame it on Texas by Tori Scott was a great read, one that I enjoyed immensely. I was subjected to a lot of emotion as I read this novel, one I am finding out that Tori Scott is quite adept at dishing out to her readers. Toe-curling sexiness together with a lot of heartwarming characters with a hint of a secondary romance to follow, Blame it on Texas is a novel I would recommend for fans who love romances that makes you feel like you are part of the journey of the hero and heroine's way towards happily ever after."--Maldivian Book Reviewer (MBR) "The storyline is captivating and a real page-turner. I highly recommend this book."--RJ Parker "I usually limit ebooks to four stars for really really good. this one was great. I love love love Tori's writing. She sews a seamless quilt of love, conflict, and satisfying resolution. I can't really tell about the story without giving away some of the twists and turns. Just think bucking bronco going in multiple directions and giving you the five star ride!!! yippee!!"--Victoria Fredrix Be sure to read Carol and Jake's story in Book Two, Blue Moon Over Texas

Dunkle Wasser

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Author: V.C. Andrews

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 395530728X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung! Als Luke Casteel seine geliebte Frau verliert, bricht für ihn eine Welt zusammen.Mehr und mehr verwahrlost er und überlässt seine traumatisierten Kinder ihrem Schicksal. Nur die 14-jährige Heaven kümmert sich rührend um ihre Geschwister. Als Luke eines Tages beschließt, seine Kinder an verschiedene Adoptiveltern abzugeben, muss Heaven leidenschaftlicher als je zuvor um ihre Familie kämpfen ... Ein fesselnder Roman voller Spannung, Dramatik und dunkler Geheimnisse – V.C. Andrews ́ bewegende Casteel-Saga!