The House of New Beginnings

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Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509841752

Category: Brighton (England)

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of The Secrets of Happiness and Summer at Shell Cottage, this is a story about love, loss and starting over.Number 11 Princes Square looks just like the other houses on the Brighton seafront: a Regency terrace with elegant sash windows, a winding staircase and post piled up in the hall for its tenants. It might be part of the city's history, but it's also a place of brand new beginnings. Georgie has followed her childhood sweetheart to Brighton but is determined to carve out a career in journalism for herself. Throwing herself into the city's delights is fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she's sliding into all kinds of trouble... Charlotte's in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down and somehow get over the heartbreaking loss she's suffered in the past. But Margot, the stylish old lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds. A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London to start again as a sous chef. The work is gruelling and thankless but it's a distraction at least... until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her on her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa's passion for food could lead her to more interesting places? As the three tenants find each other, it's as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun. The House of New Beginnings is a moving and uplifting novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond.

The House of New Beginnings

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Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760551880

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of The Beach Café and The Secrets of Happiness Number 11, Princes Square, looks just like the other houses on the Brighton seafront: a Regency terrace with elegant sash windows, a winding staircase, and post piled up in the hall for its tenants. It might be part of the city's history, but it's also a place of brand new beginnings. Georgie has followed her childhood sweetheart to Brighton but is determined to carve out a career for herself in journalism. Throwing herself into the city's delights is fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she's sliding into all kinds of trouble . . . Charlotte's in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down and somehow get over the heartbreaking loss she's suffered in the past. But Margot, the stylish old lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds. A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London to start again as a sous chef. The work is gruelling and thankless but it's a distraction at least . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her on her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa's passion for food could lead her to more interesting places? As the three tenants find each other, it's as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun. The House of New Beginnings is a moving and uplifting novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. PRAISE FOR LUCY DIAMOND "Delicious summer reading" Sunday Express on Summer at Shell Cottage "Warm, witty and wise" Daily Mail on The Year of Taking Chances "Romantic, dreamy and fun, this is perfect poolside reading" Closer on The Beach Cafe

The House of New Beginnings

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Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447299132

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The House of New Beginnings is a moving and uplifting novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. One life-changing summer . . . In an elegant Regency house near the Brighton seafront, three tenants have more in common than they know . . . A shocking revelation has led Rosa to start over as a sous chef. The work is gruelling but it’s a distraction . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa’s passion for food could lead her to more interesting places? Having followed her childhood sweetheart down south, Georgie is busily carving out a new career in journalism. Throwing herself into the city’s delights is fun, but before she knows it she’s sliding headlong into all kinds of trouble . . . Nursing a devastating loss, Charlotte just wants to keep her head down. But Margot, the glamorous older lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds. As the women find each other, hope surfaces, friendships blossom and a whole new chapter unfolds for them all.

The Queen of New Beginnings

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Author: Erica James

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402253176

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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What happens when your best hope for the future is through the past? Voice-over artist Alice avoids telling the truth. It's not lying, exactly, and the freedom of reinvention makes those tough years in the past a little easier to bear. So when she meets writer Clayton Miller, she recognizes the suspicious signs of someone who wants to shrug off his old life. Untangling the web of secrets they've constructed creates an unlikely friendship-until Alice discovers that Clayton has betrayed her in the worst possible way. The author of fifteen international bestsellers, Erica James deftly explores infidelity, bereavement, and the bonds of family with a sparkling voice that will resonate long after the book is finished. Praise for Erica James "Intense, compelling stuff." -OK! magazine "The author writes with a sturdy, feel-good optimism." -Sunday Times "It is a captivating read: beautifully written." -Daily Telegraph "You know you have made it as a storyteller writer when readers simply cannot put your book down...Erica James has this page-turning ability in abundance...I wouldn't have thought this writer could get any better, but she has!" -Welsh Country

California

Land of New Beginnings

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Author: David Sievert Lavender

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803279247

Category: History

Page: 480

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From the earliest Spanish explorations in the late 1500s through the present, California's history and growth have been both tumultuous and phenomenal. All the historical facts are here: the missions and the Indians, the struggles between the Mexicans and the Americans, the fabulous gold rushes, statehood in 185O, railroad wars, furious labor upheavals, the disastrous scandals and bankruptcies of the 1920s, and the recent gigantic tamperings with nature. David Lavender tells, with unusual clarity and grace, the story of a beautiful state's rise to giganticism. In an afterword to this Bison Book edition, he looks at California today.

In the House

The Book of H New Beginnings

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Author: Harriette Mccauley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781982205256

Category:

Page: 60

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These are reflections about the use of words and how they impact our lives. When I was in college, I had a very gifted professor who stated that you can say what you want to say in a sentence with the least amount of words and have it make a world of sense. You can feel and understand the meaning without a lot of verbiage. She wrote her exact words on one of my long-winded, many-paged papers: Trop touffutoo dense, too many trees in the forest, too many leaves on the tree, or . . . you get the gist. I could have said and written in sentences of five words or less. Well, I used a few more words than five in a sentence. These are my thoughts and experiences; some, not so original, I suspect, but just as they came through me to share.

Dixie Lullaby

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Author: Mark Kemp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416590460

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Rock & roll has transformed American culture more profoundly than any other art form. During the 1960s, it defined a generation of young people as political and social idealists, helped end the Vietnam War, and ushered in the sexual revolution. In Dixie Lullaby, veteran music journalist Mark Kemp shows that rock also renewed the identity of a generation of white southerners who came of age in the decade after segregation -- the heyday of disco, Jimmy Carter, and Saturday Night Live. Growing up in North Carolina in the 1970s, Kemp experienced pain, confusion, and shame as a result of the South's residual civil rights battles. His elementary school was integrated in 1968, the year Kemp reached third grade; his aunts, uncles, and grandparents held outdated racist views that were typical of the time; his parents, however, believed blacks should be extended the same treatment as whites, but also counseled their children to respect their elder relatives. "I loved the land that surrounded me but hated the history that haunted that land," Kemp writes. When rock music, specifically southern rock, entered his life, he began to see a new way to identify himself, beyond the legacy of racism and stereotypes of southern small-mindedness that had marked his early childhood. Well into adulthood Kemp struggled with the self-loathing familiar to many white southerners. But the seeds of forgiveness were planted in adolescence when he first heard Duane Allman and Ronnie Van Zant pour their feelings into their songs. In the tradition of music historians such as Nick Tosches and Peter Guralnick, Kemp masterfully blends into his narrative the stories of southern rock bands --from heavy hitters such as the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and R.E.M. to influential but less-known groups such as Drive-By Truckers -- as well as the personal experiences of their fans. In dozens of interviews, he charts the course of southern rock & roll. Before civil rights, the popular music of the South was a small, often racially integrated world, but after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, black musicians struck out on their own. Their white counterparts were left to their own devices, and thus southern rock was born: a mix of popular southern styles that arose when predominantly white rockers combined rural folk, country, and rockabilly with the blues and jazz of African-American culture. This down-home, flannel-wearing, ass-kicking brand of rock took the nation by storm in the 1970s. The music gave southern kids who emulated these musicians a newfound voice. Kemp and his peers now had something they could be proud of: southern rock united them and gave them a new identity that went beyond outside perceptions of the South as one big racist backwater. Kemp offers a lyrical, thought-provoking, searingly intimate, and utterly original journey through the South of the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s, viewed through the prism of rock & roll. With brilliant insight, he reveals the curative and unifying impact of rock on southerners who came of age under its influence in the chaotic years following desegregation. Dixie Lullaby fairly resonates with redemption.

When God Winks on New Beginnings

Signposts of Encouragement for Fresh Starts and Second Chances

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Author: Squire Rushnell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418580228

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The best is yet to be . . . "GodWinks" are the so-called circumstances and that are delivered directly to you, one of nearly seven-billion people on the planet, at particularly needed moments in your life. Like the wink you received from a loved one as a child that meant, "Hey, kid, I'm thinking of you right now," . . . GodWinks are messages of encouragement from above. With more incredible-but-true stories about how God communicates with us through everday circumstances, SQuire Rushnell delivers another powerful book geared toward people at a crossroads in life—a time when these winks are most needed!

Take 2

Your Guide to Creating Happy Endings and New Beginnings

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Author: Leeza Gibbons

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401939813

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Offers inspiration and advice for women based on the author's own experiences about how to cope with change and unexpected challenges in life and adopt strategies for finding personal success.

The Secrets of Happiness

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Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1743548508

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of Summer at Shell Cottage and The Beach Café, a tale of what it means to be protected and saved by those you love. The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner Rachel and Becca aren't real sisters, or so they say. They are step-sisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat and has given up on love. The two of them have lost touch but when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca is called in to help. Once there, she quickly realises that her step-sister's life is not so perfect after all: Rachel's handsome husband has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all, nobody seems to have a clue where she might be. As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about her own life. But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places... PRAISE FOR LUCY DIAMOND "Delicious summer reading" Sunday Express on Summer at Shell Cottage "Warm, witty and wise" Daily Mail on The Year of Taking Chances "Romantic, dreamy and fun, this is perfect poolside reading" Closer on The Beach Cafe

The Garden of Small Beginnings

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Author: Abbi Waxman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399583580

Category: FICTION

Page: 368

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Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years, ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she's just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks, like that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally.

Into the Woods and Out Again

A Memoir of Love, Madness, and Transformation

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Author: Dina Glouberman

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 1912573067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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1971 was the year Dina Glouberman went mad. Now, for the first time, Dr Dina Glouberman, renowned psychotherapist and author, co-founder of the world–famous Skyros Holidays, creator of Imagework therapy, and author of The Joy of Burnout, writes with candour and humour about a spell in a psychiatric ward. Indeed, she describes it as enlivening and enlightening, a catalyst for her rich and creative life. This memoir traces the journey from those wild and intense weeks in the Middlesex Hospital through five years of “normal life” and then on to twelve years of extraordinary creativity, when she had two babies, co-founded Skyros Holidays on a Greek island, pioneered her Imagework approach to therapy and personal development, had a life-changing spiritual experience, faced the loss of her father and brother, and wrote her first book. At the end of this book, a new cycle is just beginning, as she burns out, dismantles her marriage and her life, and discovers what is next. This remarkable memoir is a revealing meditation on the behind-the-scenes world of therapy and psychoanalysis in the 1960s, as well as on marriage, mothering, madness, imagination, aloneness, community and spirituality. Into the Woods and Out Again captures the inner life of a woman who has played a major role in the contemporary holistic and therapeutic world.

Letting Go and New Beginnings

A Mother's Poetic Journey

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Author: Margaret Dubay Mikus, Ph.d.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781456482077

Category:

Page: 184

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"Letting Go and New Beginnings: A Mother's Poetic Journey" is a compelling, personal story told through insightful, accessible poetry and evocative photographs in support of parents whose teens are leaving home. Intended to encourage family understanding, heal rifts, and ease the pain of separation, it gives voice to a swirling complexity of emotions. Sharing these sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet poems may help family relationships grow closer, deeper, and richer. You may also become more aware of how your parents felt in letting you go.International Book Award Finalist, (E-Book Autobiography/ Biography/ Memoir)Global E-Book Awards Honorable Mention, (Parenting/ Family Non-Fiction)"It's the story of loving and letting go, the bittersweet feeling all parents feel, all people feel when our cherished ones start to move on. I found the poems to be beautiful and timely-mirroring the transition I find myself in now-letting go, new beginnings. I also love how the imagery of the photographs expresses and compliments the intentions of the poems."-Karen Gottlieb"...very reflective and takes some of us back on our own journey, yet inspirational for those about to embark on the journey. There was a section 'to my daughter' that I clipped for my daughter to read. I also found myself laughing out loud as I read some parts. Well done!"-Lena Dobbs-Johnson"Margaret's poems are always personal, yet universal, in that any sensitive reader will be able to identify with the thoughts they embody ... lyrical ... concise and still as elaborate as prose .... This particular anthology focuses on letting go of your children 'when their hours are no longer woven into the fabric of your days.' [She] not just gives voice to feelings that are often repressed, but sincerely seeks to heal. Above all this is a labor of love from a...loving mother, adorned with words from the heart and simple photographs that complement the words beautifully. I highly recommend this book... to all sensitive readers who are working on letting go in any way."-Pramod UdayA Poem From "Letting Go and New Beginnings":2/24/08After You LeftConstantlyI am watching out for you.Even when I am not watching,I am watching.I cannot say why this is trueor when it began,it feels like forevermy love.So do me a great favorand become...not less carefreenor less careless,nor even more careful,for being full of careis not it exactly.Be more aware of your choices,more in tune with your inner wisdom.For you are wise dear one.And if I am selfishand want you to stay with mewhen it is clearly time to go,forgive... and go.Call me when you arrive.I will be waiting.Margaret Dubay Mikus(c) 2008

Historic Huntsville

A City of New Beginnings

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Author: Elise Hopkins Stephens

Publisher: Amer Historical Press

ISBN: 9781892724311

Category: History

Page: 243

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Huntsville is a city rich in contrasts, an intriguing blend of the historic Old South and the dynamic New South of today. Historic Huntsville: A City of New Beginnings explores this fascinating region and its rise from a frontier settlement to a center for space-age achievement. Writing with style, wit, and affection, author Elise Hopkins Stephens depicts Huntsville's history through scholarly research as well as through the memories of those who lived it. The author distills a wealth of information into a lively narrative sparked with colorful anecdotes and an obvious love of the area. Settled by rugged frontiersmen like John Hunt, and aristocratic families like the Popes who came "lock, stock, and sterling silverware" from Georgia, Huntsville had its roots in contrast, thriving on the traditions of red-blooded squatters and blue-blooded squires. Here the author traces the growth years of antebellum Huntsville and the dizzying fluctuations of the cotton economy; the pathos of the war years and the personal conflicts of those who sought simply to do what was right; the rise of the textile industry and the struggles of black and white, rich and poor, to forge a new social order. World War II and the defense industry brought dramatic changes to the area, and foretold of an exciting future as scientists of the stature of Wernher von Braun, like a new aristocracy of intellect, settled in this city of the Old South. Hundreds of illustrations bring Huntsville's past to life, while a portfolio of brilliant color photographs focuses on contemporary views of the city. Biographies of many of Huntsville's businesses and organizations are highlighted in a special chapter entitled "Chronicles of Leadership," detailing their contributions to Huntsville. An illustrated timeline of significant events further enhances the text and puts it all in perspective. For both longtime residents, newcomers and friends of Huntsville everywhere, this is a volume to be treasured. It presents a uniquely comprehensive and insightful view of Huntsville, a city rich in heritage and bright with promise. Historic Huntsville: A City of New Beginnings is a book not only to inform but to delight readers for generations to come. Book jacket.

House of the Rising Sun

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Author: Kristen Painter

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316278289

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Every vampire has heard rumor of the mythical place where their kind can daywalk. But what no vampire knows is that this City of Eternal Night actually exists. And its name is New Orleans. For centuries, the fae have protected the city from vampire infestation. But when the bloodsuckers return, the fragile peace in New Orleans begins to crumble. Carefree playboy Augustine, and Harlow, a woman searching for answers about her absent father, are dragged into the war. The fate of the city rests on them --- and their fae blood that can no longer be denied. Book one in the brand new, action-packed urban fantasy Crescent City series, from award winning, House of Comarre author Kristen Painter!

Sweet Temptation

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Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509811133

Category: Chick lit

Page: 464

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Wonderfully warm and utterly compelling from the author of Hens ReunitedSweet Temptation is an incredibly funny and sharply observant novel, from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. Maddie's getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums' race at their school sports day. Something's got to change . . . Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies - bitter divorcee Lauren who, despite running a dating agency, has signed off romance for ever and shy Jess, the beautician, who's desperate to fit into a size ten wedding dress for her Big Day.

The House on Foster Hill

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Author: Jaime Jo Wright

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1493411985

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Outstanding Debut Novel from an Author to Watch Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide. A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives--including her own--are lost?

Summer at Shell Cottage

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Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447257804

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

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Summer at Shell Cottage is another delightful summer read from Lucy Diamond, author of the bestselling The Beach Cafe.A seaside holiday at Shell Cottage in Devon has always been the perfect escape for the Tarrant family. Beach fun, barbecues and warm summer evenings with a cocktail or two - who could ask for more?But this year, everything has changed. Following her husband's recent death, Olivia is struggling to pick up the pieces. Then she makes a shocking discovery that turns her world upside down.As a busy mum and GP, Freya's used to having her hands full, but a bad day at work has put her career in jeopardy and now she's really feeling the pressure.Harriet's looking forward to a break with her lovely husband Robert and teenage daughter Molly. But unknown to Harriet, Robert is hiding a secret - and so, for that matter, is Molly . . .

Aurora, Daughter of the Dawn

A Story of New Beginnings

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Author: J. J. Kopp

Publisher: Hodder Christian Books

ISBN: 9780870716713

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 71

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"Papa says my arrival in this mortal world was a new beginning. Papa says that every day is a new beginning and every day is heralded by the dawn. Thus he chose to name me Aurora as the daughter of the dawn, for Aurora is the goddess of the dawn. But Papa is a Christian man and leads his own flock of believers so he did not want my name to be seen as some pagan symbol. Rather he wants my name and my presence here as a mortal to be a symbol of new beginnings. I like that and my life has been very full of new beginnings." --from Aurora As she lies ill from smallpox, thirteen-year-old Aurora recalls in her journal the important events of her short life. Though apprehensive when she learned her family would be leaving Missouri for a new home in the West, soon she was looking forward to the long journey, which finally began on May 23, 1855. The pages of Aurora's compelling journal describe her family's adventures on the Oregon Trail and her hopes for a new beginning in her new home. Aurora is a novel based on the life of Aurora Keil, whose father William founded one of the more successful Oregon utopian communal societies in the nineteenth century on the Pudding River in Marion County in 1856. Named for his daughter, the Aurora Colony (or Aurora Mills, as it was also known) grew to a population of more than 600 individuals who followed Keil's basic Christian beliefs. The Aurora Colony became known for its orchards, food, music, textiles, furniture, and other crafts as well as its communal lifestyle and German traditions. Readers of all ages, from middle school students to adults, will appreciate this intimate and personal glimpse into a compelling chapter in Oregon history. Drawings by Clark Moor Will.