The Summer of New Beginnings


Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503901247

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 5082

One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all--from USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby. Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy--even if that means putting her own dreams on hold. Tracy couldn't be more different from her sister. She's always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother. As Tracy experiences the difficulties of new motherhood, Meghan faces her own struggle: trying not to fall for the stray puppy she rescued. This is no time for attachments--not to the adorable "Sox," whose owner is bound to turn up any day, and certainly not to the handsome new vet in town. But as the summer unfolds, she discovers that, like Sox, she may need rescuing, too. As both sisters navigate unexpected challenges and exciting new relationships, they'll find that putting the past to rest can make way for beautiful new beginnings.

A Summer of New Beginnings

A heartwarming, feel-good novel, perfect for hopeless romantics


Author: Lisa Hobman

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788540239

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5271

The stunning new story from the bestselling author of What Becomes of the Broken Hearted. Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond, Sarah Morgan and Holly Martin. Meet Zara Bailey, a travel writer paid to cover some of the globe's most luxurious locations. Jetting from wooden huts on stilts in turquoise seas to boutique hotels with roaring fires to 7* penthouse suites with panoramic views of the world's most glamorous cities... Zara knows hers is the definition of a dream job! So she is seriously shocked to receive her next assignment; Scotland's Northcoast 500 route. By bicycle. Sleeping in a tent so basic it can't remotely be dressed up glamping! But this could be just the distraction the recently heartbroken, Zara needs. No men, no romance, just the breathtakingly rugged Highland scenery. Until she meets croft owner Lachlan Grant, and his black and white Border Collie Bess, that is... Praise for Lisa Hobman: 'Heartwarming and uplifting' Heidi Swain. 'This is a story to fall in love with, a triumph of love over loss, hope over heartache and ultimately a tale that will lift your spirits and leave you smiling at the end!' Faith Hogan.

Boys Are Smelly

Laurie and the Summer of New Beginnings


Author: Joyce Marie Taylor

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781434867919

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 9444

After relocating from a bustling metropolis in Miami to laidback Milltown in Central Florida, twelve-year-old Laurie Lambkin finds herself thrust into a completely different environment where horses and riding competitions are a way of life. Milltown may be small, but she soon discovers that small towns oftentimes harbor big secrets. Her budding friendship with young Chuck Mallory evolves into a secret mentoring program, as he teaches her all about horses and riding competitions. Troubles brew, rivalries surface and jealousy reigns when a surly young boy named Freddy Feingold appears on the scene, and then complications arise when young Tiffany Mallory gets involved. Follow Laurie and Chuck as they set out to expose the shadiest of deeds from the most unlikely suspects in Milltown, and watch Laurie discover just how smelly boys can be.

The Summer of '89

A Summer to Remember


Author: Jamella A. Jihad

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146532979X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 7579

A Story of Brotherhood New book tells the story of six black males and a friendship that extends beyond a lifetime. True friendship and brotherhood can give meaning to one’s life, even after a painful experience where good memories of a once strong bond are the only thing that is left. Such is the story of six men in Jamella A. Jihad’s The Summer of ’89: A Summer to Remember, an inspirational story released through Xlibris. In a society where color is an issue, equality is rare, and inferiority is a disease. This very situation led to the birth of a friendship among a group of African American males determined to help each other depart from the stigma that this society has about black males. Through each other’s support, all of them graduated with honors from one of the finest high schools in the state and have been accepted into prestigious colleges. One of the young men reached out to the author as she sleeps, in her dream he asks her to help him tell their story. Over three nights, in 1991 after the birth of her newborn daughter Baiyina Jihad, this young man visits Jamella. “Please help me tell our story.” Jamella does not know that she is dreaming, she wakes up, to see a young man sitting on her bed, a frighten Jamella, screamed out “where is my daughter, where is my husband?” The young man said, “Calm down you’re dreaming, I need you to write my story please.” Jamella knew even before the young man’s request that she would write the story. For three nights, the author sits quietly on the side of the bed while her family sleeps. She writes the young me ‘s story. On the last of the three nights, Jamella finds herself sad; she knows this night will be the last visit from the young man. ‘Jamella, thank you for writing our story, I do hope, and believe we will meet again one day.” Her reply; “please don’t go, we are not finished writing your story, we can’t stop now, its almost finished.” Jamella was not ready to let go. The young man replied; “God will guide you the rest of the way.” It was the last time Jamella saw the young man, Witness how this young man finds meaning in his life by sharing their story through his eyes. An inspirational story about brotherhood an survival, The Summer “89: A Summer to Remember defines for these young men...the foundation of life _ friendship, and love. For more information, log on to www.

Nur einen Herzschlag entfernt


Author: Lucy Diamond


ISBN: 3863965914

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3475

DER BESTSELLER AUS GROSSBRITANNIEN Becca und Rachel sind keine richtigen Schwestern. Nur Stiefschwestern, wie Rachel stets betont. Tatsächlich könnten die beiden unterschiedlicher nicht sein: Während der erfolgreichen Rachel das Glück nur so zufliegt, schlittert Becca von einer Katastrophe in die nächste. Aber dann ist Rachel plötzlich verschwunden. Und Becca lässt alles stehen und liegen, um sich um Rachels Familie zu kümmern. Doch als sie Rachels vermeintlich perfektes Leben betritt, wird schnell klar, dass hier nichts ist, wie es scheint. Sie macht sich auf die Suche nach Rachel und lüftet nach und nach die Geheimnisse ihrer Schwester, die sie auch ihr eigenes Glück überdenken lassen ...

Summer at Hope Meadows


Author: Lucy Daniels

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781473653870


Page: 400

View: 6975

The first novel in the heartwarming, Yorkshire-set Hope Meadows series, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Cathy Woodman and Katie Fforde. Based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series. Newly-qualified vet Mandy Hope is leaving Leeds - and her fianc� Simon - to return to the Yorkshire village she grew up in. There, she will help out in her parents' surgery whilst they're short-staffed. Mandy's life has always revolved around her work with rescued animals, and Welford offers an opportunity to work with creatures of all sizes, from hedgehogs and puppies to farm stock and even wild deer. But rural Yorkshire is very different to the hustle and bustle of a big city. Mandy must work hard to be accepted by the close-knit village community, and convince them of her abilities as a vet - especially Jimmy Marsh, the gruff owner of the local Outward Bound business, with whom she just can't seem to get along. When some long-neglected animals are discovered in a critical state on a nearby farm, Mandy is determined to prove herself as a confident and fearless vet. When it comes to protecting animals in need, she's prepared to do whatever it takes...

Full Circle


Author: Michael Thomas Ford

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758242840

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8054

History professor Ned Brummel is living happily with his partner of twelve years in small-town Maine when he receives a phone call from his estranged friend--Jack--telling him that another friend--Andy--is very ill and possibly near death. As Ned boards a plane to Chicago on his way to his friend's bedside, he embarks on another journey into memory, examining the major events and small moments that have shaped his world and his relationships with these two very different, very important men. Growing up together through the restrictive 1950's and confusing '60's, Jackson "Jack" Grace and Ned Brummel took solace in their love for each other. But once they arrive at college in 1969 and meet handsome farm boy Andy Kowalski, everything changes. Despite Andy's apparent heterosexuality, both Jack and Ned fall hard for him, straining their close friendship. Soon, the three men will become involved in a series of intense liaisons and bitter betrayals, coming together and flying apart, as they alternately hurt, love, shape, and heal one another over the course of years. From the heady, drug- and sex-fueled days of San Francisco in the wild seventies to the haunting spectre of AIDS in the eighties and the righteous activism of the nineties, their relationship transforms and grows, reflecting the changes going on around them. Now, together again in the most crucial and intimate of settings, Ned, Jack, and Andy have another chance to confront the damage of the past and embrace the bonds of friendship and love that have stood the test of time. "Impactful. . .real. . .Ford's beautiful story makes it all seem possible and believable. . .these are rich characters, heartfelt descriptions and real-life happenings that resonate. . .allow yourself to get lost in this story." --The Lambda Book Report



Author: Grace Young Smith and Sue Young Hunter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149901483X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

View: 3902

"Crabapple Blossoms" draws you into the warm rhythms of Georgia farm life as the Depression came and went. Grace Smith and Sue Hunter skillfully capture the sounds and sights of tobacco cultivation and harvest, games children played using only their imaginations, humorous interactions with family and friends, country church services and funerals for pets. the sisters' account of a time at Berry College illustrates the unique nature of the school where sewing and tractor driving could be part of earning tuition--of a place where young people from farm families could learn skills and earn degrees that would open a new world to them. the stories of teaching school vividly present the problems in the days of few standards, a front row seat for what racial integration meant and some frank--and sometimes sardonic--observations of the often illogical curriculum reforms that will be familiar to anyone who taught or sat in a classroom during the last half century. "In 'Crabapple Blossoms,' Grace Smith and Sue Hunter bring the world of girlhood days on a Georgia tobacco farm, college days at Berry and teaching careers to life. with humor, honesty and style, they tell a unique story--one that captures the changing South in context of school, church and family." --W. Winston Skinner, Newnan, Ga. Writer and historian


A Subsol Anthology


Author: Joanne Richardson

Publisher: Autonomedia

ISBN: 1570271429

Category: Art

Page: 367

View: 8823

Anthology of selections from the first two years of the webzine Subsol.

The Birth of New Beginnings


Author: Christopher J. Yancy, Sr.,QwestJohn Productions, LLC.


ISBN: 0557583187


Page: N.A

View: 9804

Last Summer


Author: Michael Thomas Ford

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758293887

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1050

Michael Thomas Ford delivers a triumphant first novel about a group of gay men looking for love, losing the past, and finding themselves in the bars and on the beaches of Provincetown. Josh Felling has always been a romantic--up until the moment his lover Doug announced that he'd had an affair with a guy from their gym. Now, with his life playing out like a very bad movie of the week, Josh impulsively heads to the Cape for a few days--long enough to figure out where his relationship--what's left of it--might be going. But the summer has other plans for Josh, and his trip to P-town will bring bigger changes than he ever imagined. With its windswept dunes, lazy summer days, and starry nights filled with possibilities, Provincetown holds special appeal for those who call it home. . .and for those who come seeking its open welcome. People like Reilly Brennan, son of an old P-town family, whose days are caught up in wedding plans, even as his nights are increasingly taken over by heated fantasies about other men. . .Wide-eyed, blond-haired, All-American Toby Evans, an escapee from the Midwest ready to spend the summer in the equivalent of gay boot camp for anyone who will tutor him. . .Elegant Emmeline, age unknown, a southern belle straight out of Faulkner, with a mean drag act and almost enough money for her permanent gender transformation. . .Ty Rusk, one of Hollywood's hottest new stars hiding an ages-old secrets about to explode. Weaving in and out of these and other lives like the concierge of a Grand Hotel, Josh is in for the summer of his life, a time of turning points and bridges burned, of second chances and new beginnings, of renewal and hope that will bring him closer to becoming the man he needs to be. "This is a cut above more mainstream gay fiction offerings, thanks to Ford's crisp prose and snappy, contemporary dialogue. . ..the sandy, barefoot-friendly setting morphs all the melodrama into a satisfying beach book--and a pleasant fiction debut for Ford."--Publishers Weekly

The Lie of Salvation Lost


Author: Sherri A. Smith

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597815438

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 3195

Believing she had lost her own salvation, the author takes readers on an analytical and spiritual journey to discover the truth about the saying "Once saved, always saved." (Christian)

Economic Secrets of the New Retirement EnvironmentTM


Author: DaRayl D. Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 594

If Americans think the money theyve been able to salvage from the retirement savings meltdown caused by the recent financial crisis is theres to keep, theyd better think again! Economic Secrets of the New Retirement Environment exposes how our broken financial system will affect everyones retirement, whether you are already in retirement, nearing retirement or more than a decade or two away. Once the secrets have been revealed, you will be shown the best ways to build, protect and fully enjoy your wealth as well as how to pass your hard-earned assets to your heirs with minimum erosion and taxation.

A New Beginning

In A Life of Greater Fulfillment, Abundance and Inner Peace


Author: Delia M. Trujillo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453521623

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 125

View: 1581

The edifying insights in A New Beginning will help you attain a personal transformation as you begin to manifest the deepest longings of your soul. The delightful and inspiring narratives in this book illustrate how it is possible allow more peace, fulfillment, and abundance into our life. Even though the characters and settings of these stories are fictional, the stories themselves are autobiographical in nature and depict different stages in the author's life and her spiritual journey. The book also provides guidelines for an abundant and harmonious life that will allow you to make a difference for the earth and for humanity during these pivotal and challenging times in earth's history.

Thorns of a Rose

Reasons Why I Love


Author: Logan Walker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496903978

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 1846

With every picture comes a story to the truth of it. And within every story lies a picture awaiting to be painted. For these poems it goes both ways. The original idea was to write the story of pictures I found online while visiting my girlfriend at the time. However after writing a few test ones, i began writing a new story based on the feelings I had for her, and with that came a different story that didnt quite fit the pictures. So i stripped the pictures away and decided to let the reader imagine it how they read it, everyone has their own interpretation and none think the same. So within these poems I hope you find interesting stories and memorable paintings your mind envisions.

Malthar: A New Beginning


Author: Marcus Mallette


ISBN: 1312043458


Page: 348

View: 8228

When Jon sees glowing lights around some students at school he is intrigued. Stefan the leader of the glowing students seems nice and the school is an amazing place; with all kinds of activities. But a mysterious voice warns him how dangerous these glowing students are. The voice, Malthar, teaches Jon things that no one has learned in hundreds of years and Jon sees how evil the glowing students are. Luckily other students offer Jon true friendship and together they unravel the mystery of the evil student's plans. Things get interesting when Stefan and his group disappear through the wall of a nearby cave. Jon and his friends follow them through the gate into a different valley far from school. The evil plot that they learn about there convinces them that Stefan and the other boys in his group are merely pawns of a vicious creature attempting to take over the school. Can Jon and his new friends figure out the plan before everyone in the school is converted into the creature's sinister tools?

The Making of Aaliyah Zakat


Author: Aaliyah Zakat

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452550503

Category: Self-Help

Page: 48

View: 1132

There is a story behind everybody. This story is sure to connect with the story in all of us. This is the beginning of a new history that joins forces with a girl fighting for justice as she tells her story.

The Summer Season


Author: Julia Williams

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007443242

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5724

Passions flare, secrets unravel and love blossoms in the heart of the summer season.

Generall Historie of Virginia Vol 1

New England & the Summer Isles


Author: John Smith

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557093628

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 5968

These two volumes contain the personal accounts of Captain John Smith, one of the first settlers of Jamestown, an early member of the Council of the Colony, and later the colony's leader. In these works, the story of Pocahontas first appears.

Stan Kenton

This is an Orchestra!


Author: Michael Sparke

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574412841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 345

View: 9340

An expert on Stan Kenton, Sparke delivers a comprehensive history of Kenton's activities as a bandleader and creative force in jazz. Based largely on interviews with Kenton and members of the various incarnations of his orchestra, the book shows how the "Kenton sound" evolved over four decades, focusing on the role that Kenton himself played in that development. While Sparke's style is sometimes a bit florid, his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject is evident throughout the book. Likely to become the standard history of Kenton's orchestra, this book will be enjoyed by any reader interested in the history of big-band jazz. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (