Author: Helen Mathers
Category: Australian fiction
Author: Helen Mathers
Category: Australian fiction
Author: Cathy McDavid
View: 644A HOLIDAY FOR HEALING Nothing's been simple in Sweetheart, Nevada, since the wildfire that ravaged the charming little town. Miranda Staley is among those who've sworn to stay on and bring Sweetheart back to life. She loves running a group home for the elderly, but it's getting difficult to keep her business going. She could lose everything she's worked so hard to create. On the day of the fire, Will Desarro helped save some of Miranda's elderly residents. The handsome ranch hand is a man of few words, but Miranda soon discovers that beneath that quiet exterior beats a heart of gold. Will can help save Miranda's home and her business—but only if their love is strong enough to conquer his painful past.
Author: Amanda Berry
View: 5053Best Friends…Forever Twenty years ago, Nicole Baxter left the only home she knew—and the boy who shared all her secrets. Now, with nowhere else to go, she's back in Tawnee Valley to figure out her next move—and cry on her old friend Sam Ward's shoulder. Except the gentle dreamer has become a brooding loner who's gearing up to sell the place he loves most. When Nikki moved away, Sam lost the best friend he ever had. The beautiful, elegant woman who comes home is a world away from the tomboy with pigtails and skinned knees. And he's no longer the dreamy kid who believes in happy endings. Until Nikki starts to convince him they share the same dream: a future together right here in their own backyard…
Black Daughter of the Revolution
Author: Lois Brown
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 1685Born into an educated free black family in Portland, Maine, Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins (1859-1930) was a pioneering playwright, journalist, novelist, feminist, and public intellectual, best known for her 1900 novel Contending Forces: A Romance of Negro Life North and South. In this critical biography, Lois Brown documents for the first time Hopkins's early family life and her ancestral connections to eighteenth-century New England, the African slave trade, and twentieth-century race activism in the North. Brown includes detailed descriptions of Hopkins's earliest known performances as a singer and actress; textual analysis of her major and minor literary works; information about her most influential mentors, colleagues, and professional affiliations; and details of her battles with Booker T. Washington, which ultimately led to her professional demise as a journalist. Richly grounded in archival sources, Brown's work offers a definitive study that clarifies a number of inconsistencies in earlier writing about Hopkins. Brown re-creates the life of a remarkable woman in the context of her times, revealing Hopkins as the descendant of a family comprising many distinguished individuals, an active participant and supporter of the arts, a woman of stature among professional peers and clubwomen, and a gracious and outspoken crusader for African American rights.
Author: Angelina Mirabella
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 2995In a “powerful tale of a person’s capacity for reinvention” (Kirkus Reviews), a teenage girl from Philadelphia leaves her old life behind to become The Sweetheart, one of America’s most infamous female wrestlers. It’s 1953 and seventeen-year-old Leonie Putzkammer feels destined to spend the rest of her life waiting tables and living with her widowed father, Franz, in their Philadelphia row house. Until the day legendary wrestling promoter Salvatore Costantini walks into the local diner and offers her the chance to make a name for herself in the ring. Leonie sets off for Florida to train at Joe Pospisil’s School for Lady Grappling. There, she transforms into Gorgeous Gwen Davies, tag-team partner of legendary Screaming Mimi Hollander, and begins a romance with the soon-to-be Junior Heavyweight Champion Spider McGee. But when life as Gorgeous Gwen leaves her wanting more, she orchestrates a move that will catapult her from heel to hero: she becomes The Sweetheart, a choice that attracts the fans she desires but complicates all of her relationships—with Franz, Joe, Spider, Mimi (who becomes her fiercest competitor), and even with herself. Asking the big questions about what it means to grow up, and stay true to yourself, The Sweetheart is daring, innovative, and powerful storytelling. “With a debut both endearing and enjoyable, this is a hands-down winner” (Star-Telegram, Dallas).
Author: Dave Bern
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 8238Ever wonder what you would do if you were struck down, knocked unconscious and when you awoke, discovered you had no recollection of your past life? Your name, family, occupation, as well as your entire past appear wiped out. Alone and befuddled you have no clues as to who you are and all you have in your pocket is a crumpled ten dollar bill. Eventually strangers come along and give you a ride. They take you into their world with their friends and then onto another state to a construction job site where they are scheduled to work. What about the family, friends, and job you left behind? Their lives are entangled with the police and their frustrations are immense. Your past family survives and through the years they start a new family. Delusionary is the story that will lead you into this maze through the years and unfold the journey both families undertake. This might happen to you
Author: Laurie Kingery
View: 3476He needs to turn his life around… And Simpson Creek, Texas, is the perfect place to do it. On the run from his dangerous past, Sam Bishop is happy to find a town seeking "marriage-minded bachelors." A wealthy wife is just what he needs to make his gambling problems disappear. But when Prissy Gilmore catches Sam's eye, she proves to be much more than a rich match. Sam wants to deserve her, wants to become sheriff and protect her hometown—wants to be the man she believes him to be. Yet the true test is waiting, when his past returns to challenge his future.
Author: Lacy Williams
View: 3365A Promised Bride Emma Hewitt never thought she'd travel thousands of miles to wed. Yet Oregon is where she'll meet the groom her brothers have chosen. After years of nursing her ailing father, Emma's social skills are lacking. An arranged marriage is only sensible. And her growing feelings for Nathan Reed, a worker on her wagon train, are surely better forgotten. Nathan knows he's wrong for Emma. He's too rough, too burdened with guilt over his past. But when Emma nurses him through a fever, she sees something in him no one ever has. Now he wants to be a man worthy of her love. Emma's loyalty to family has always come first. Will she find the courage now to follow her heart? Journey West: Romance and adventure await three siblings on the Oregon Trail
Publisher: Quickfox Publishing
Category: Wit and humor
Author: Deb Kastner
View: 4420"Love Inspired inspirational romance"--Spine.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Betsy St. Amant
Publisher: Steeple Hill
View: 5153To save her family ranch—and her father's legacy—Samantha Jenson reluctantly runs a dude ranch on the financially strapped property. Among the greenhorn tourists in stiff jeans and shiny cowboy boots: handsome businessman Ethan Ames. Ethan makes Sam remember her own dreams—of love and marriage. But surely he'll ride out of her life—in his fancy car—when his vacation is over. Until she learns that Ethan isn't on vacation at all. He has a very big secret. One that just might destroy her dreams of being his rodeo sweetheart…forever.
a history of a Thomas family : being the ancestors of the children of the Honorable Mark Thomas, Jr. and Marjolie Maude (Foster) Thomas
Author: Dee Henderson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
View: 7798CIA officer Darcy St. James is after a man who knew that the September 11 attacks would happen. Navy SEAL Sam "Cougar" Houston is busy being deployed around the world chasing after this man. Under the pressure of war St. James and Houston discover the sweetness of love, but their romance might be short lived.
Author: HL Bailey
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 6333Sam's Diary is the poignant account of a high school girl's struggle with everyday problems of being a teenager. As her life unfolds, she faces a challenge that not only changes her, but everyone close to her. How can one moment in one day forever alter Sam's dreams and ambitions? The answer lies within her diary. It is written with candor and humor and it is easy for all readers to identify with someone in the story.
The Imaginary Geography of Cinema
Author: Elisabeth Bronfen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Performing Arts
View: 9460Who can forget Dorothy's quest for the great and powerful Oz as she tried to return to her beloved Kansas? She thought she needed a wizard's magic, only to discover that home—and the power to get there—had been with her all along. This engaging and provocative book proposes that Hollywood has created an imaginary cinematic geography filled with people and places we recognize and to which we are irresistibly drawn. Each viewing of a film stirs, in a very real and charismatic way, feelings of home, and the comfort of returning to films like familiar haunts is at the core of our nostalgic desire. Leading us on a journey through American film, Elisabeth Bronfen examines the different ways home is constructed in the development of cinematic narrative. Each chapter includes a close reading of such classic films as Fleming's The Wizard of Oz, Sirk's Imitation of Life, Burton's Batman Returns, Hitchcock's Rebecca, Ford's The Searchers, and Sayles's Lone Star.
The American Frontier in Film, Television, and History
Author: Peter C. Rollins,John E. O'Connor
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Performing Arts
View: 4985American historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner have argued that the West has been the region that most clearly defines American democracy and the national ethos. Throughout the twentieth century, the "frontier thesis" influenced film and television producers who used the West as a backdrop for an array of dramatic explorations of America's history and the evolution of its culture and values. The common themes found in Westerns distinguish the genre as a quintessentially American form of dramatic art. In Hollywood's West, Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor, and the nation's leading film scholars analyze popular conceptions of the frontier as a fundamental element of American history and culture. This volume examines classic Western films and programs that span nearly a century, from Cimarron (1931) to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Many of the films discussed here are considered among the greatest cinematic landmarks of all time. The essays highlight the ways in which Westerns have both shaped and reflected the dominant social and political concerns of their respective eras. While Cimarron challenged audiences with an innovative, complex narrative, other Westerns of the early sound era such as The Great Meadow (1931) frequently presented nostalgic visions of a simpler frontier era as a temporary diversion from the hardships of the Great Depression. Westerns of the 1950s reveal the profound uncertainty cast by the cold war, whereas later Westerns display heightened violence and cynicism, products of a society marred by wars, assassinations, riots, and political scandals. The volume concludes with a comprehensive filmography and an informative bibliography of scholarly writings on the Western genre. This collection will prove useful to film scholars, historians, and both devoted and casual fans of the Western genre. Hollywood's West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of both the historic American frontier and its innumerable popular representations.
Author: Brett Halsey
View: 650Sex, greed, money and power are all in a days work for the American exiles in the film community in Rome. Unknowns can become stars overnight, while wealthy men lose fortunes, and sexual prowess is always a way to get ahead. Caught up in the explosive world of fame, glamour, money, drugs and orgies are wealthy businessmen, playboys, social climbers, gold-diggers, actors and actresses, movie moguls, agents, and more. Rex Starr is a handsome actor used to playing the hero, who doesnt believe in love. Ellen Watson is unhappy in her marriage to one of the worlds wealthiest men. Sandy Kantor is an agent who has seen everything and wishes to keep parts of his own past secret. Dick Wynters is a professional stud whose sexual ability is a ticket to success. All play and scheme in the swinging movie colony which makes up Rome, where they are all Magnificent Strangers.
Author: L.A. Evans
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 9905This novel is about a twenty-something young woman (Sam) who goes off to college and marries the man of her dreams, only to fi nd out later that he is an internati onal hit man. She is initi ally outraged by his clandesti ne profession, but ulti mately becomes trapped in the marriage by love for him and her own sincere belief that she can eventually change him. Aft er graduati ng from college, her husband is mysteriously killed, and his family seems to blame her. A month later her parents are killed in an auto accident that she believes was perpetrated by her husbands family. She is forced to leave her hometown for fear she may be next. Sam takes refuge in Crown City where she can hide while formulati ng a plan for self-defense. In Crown City she att empts to reconfi gure her life, but encounters multi ple threatening situati ons, unlikely in such a peaceful city. Her constant fear that her husbands family will discover her whereabouts fi nally occurs, only to present our imperfect heroine the means out of her precarious existence. Overcoming obstacles thrust upon her, stresses her to the breaking point, but ulti mately her strength and cunning enable her to win freedom from fear and a chance for a normal life. You will find Sam to be an interesti ng and resourceful young woman. Travel with her as she immerses herself in the fabric of Crown City, and share vicariously her struggles to overcome the treacherous events that follow her husbands death. Her story is a gripping personal evoluti on fi lled with love, violence, forgiveness, confession, death, and life-changing philosophical deliberati ons. Does her emoti onally and physically perilous journey lead to a fi tti ng resoluti on of her dilemma? You be the judge.
Author: Suzanne Simmons
View: 2193When she is forced to live in the town of Sweetheart, Indiana, which she has just inherited, spoiled New York socialite Gillian Charles engages in a battle of wits--and passion--with attorney Sam Law, who has a hidden agenda. Original.