The Summer of New Beginnings


Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503901247

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 304

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 New Beginning


Author: Summer Abdelmottlib

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781530127542


Page: 100

View: 1450

Summer Abdelmottlib was just an average girl who followed the crowd, wanted to fit in and be cool. She was a girl who was lost, confused and hurt on the inside. She disliked herself very much and found herself in total darkness with no light to hold on to."A New Beginning" is about Summer Abdelmottlib's journey traveling Europe for the first time. Although before her trip she brought along a journal with her that slowly became her best friend. Each day she would document her experiences and realizations. Each moment, each emotion, each discovery she documented in this journal. As each new country she visited she began to find herself more and more. She began to dig deeper into who she truly was. She fell in love with herself. She found herself. She experienced a beautiful spiritual awakening and with each discovery upon this spiritual journey she documented in this journal of hers.Poetry unleashed from her heart and her words of expression became deeper and deeper.So she came back home and realized that what she had gone through, what she had experienced the whole world needed to know. The whole wold needed to see. That "A New Beginning" may just be A New Beginning for you too.

The House of New Beginnings


Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447299132

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1231

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.

A Year of Extraordinary Moments


Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503904705


Page: 318

View: 6433

From USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby comes a heartwarming novel about letting go of the past to make way for a brighter future. Tracy Briggs has finally gotten her act together. She's focusing on her own life and helping her hearing-impaired son learn to talk. With her sister married and exploring a new career, Tracy has begun to run the family's magazine business and feels her life is pretty much perfect. That is, until her son's deadbeat dad shows up in Magnolia Grove asking for a second chance. Now that her son is getting the help he needs and a promising new romance with his teacher is in bloom, Tracy wants to keep her life just as it is. But her ex isn't taking no for an answer. And when a spirited elderly woman enters Tracy's life in an unexpected way, she'll have to work harder than ever to keep her new life on track. Torn between the past she knows and the uncertain future, Tracy must decide what is best for both her and her son, learning along the way that ordinary choices can bring extraordinary possibilities.

A New Beginning


Author: Alyss Morgan

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434917819

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

View: 8467

It was the year 1773. Anne Spencer and her siblings set their foot in Boston during the latter years of American colonial era. They belong to one of the aristocratic families in England. However, after the death of their parents in a carriage accident, it was learned that their father incurred a considerable amount of debt, the payment of which left them penniless. As if the bad luck wasn’t enough, her fiancé broke their engagement, shattering Anne’s dream of having a good home with a good husband and wonderful children. They were forced to live in the slums of London and Anne and Tim hardly make ends meet. Coming to America was a way to start all over again. Anne had heard good things in the colony and was determined to give her two brothers and sister a good future. She had been raised well and was trained to manage the household and properties by her mother, qualities which she had shown in America where she immediately established a good name, being a hardworking barmaid. But that reputation will soon vanish when she refused the advances of an English officer, who in turn spread rumors that she was a woman of loose conduct. She lost her job and her dream until Theo, a man who had seen her real character, offered her marriage that would redeem her name and give her and her siblings a comfortable life. Theo had been a lonely man after the death of his wife. He was childless and was looking for an heir. The times had been frightful when the Americans demanded freedom from England. Amid those turbulent years, their love for each other strengthens, and their dream of raising children in a place where equality was of utmost importance came true.

The Garden of Small Beginnings


Author: Abbi Waxman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399583580

Category: FICTION

Page: 368

View: 2394

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.

The Essence of New Beginnings


Author: H. J. Petersen

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781448926732

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 2499

The Essence of New Beginnings is a concept most people dream about or work for. It doesnA[a¬a[t matter what your situation is, we have all wished to start over again. Maybe the idea of a redo is more understandable to you. A redo is to take back an error in actions or words, to be given a second chance. The Essence of New Beginnings is that second chance and an opportunity to live with love, joy and hope. The story you are about to read will help you establish new foundations in life, based on love, joy and the truth. The characters in this story talk mostly about foundations with relationships, work, and health. The guidelines provided in this book will help you with establishing these foundations and other foundations. One thing is for sure, your life will change when you establish your new foundations.

Spare Change

A Wyattsville Novel, Book 1


Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing

ISBN: 0983887934

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 7037

A woman grieving her loss. A boy running for his life. A town defending them both. From award-winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY, the first book of a gritty, small-town, family saga in the tradition of the finest Southern fiction. Small-town gossip never much bothered Olivia Westerly. As a single career woman, she's weathered her share. It's easy to ignore the raised eyebrows over her late-in-life marriage to Charlie Doyle. But after he drops dead on their honeymoon, the whispers are salt on her raw grief. Especially when an orphaned, eleven-year-old-boy shows up on her doorstep, looking for the grandfather he never met. Behind Ethan Allen Doyle's wary blue eyes lie heavily guarded emotions that unexpectedly tug on Olivia's heart, and she finds herself wanting to win his trust. But when his murderous secret comes looking for him, the entire town embraces the lonely widow and desperate child to show its true heart when danger threatens one of its own. A heartwarming tale of love, loss and unexpected gifts, featuring a woman you'd like to call friend, a boy you will ache to hug, and a town you wish you could call home. USA TODAY BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF FIVE LITERARY AWARDS - Royal Palm Literary Award, Reviewer's Choice Award, FPA President's Book Award, IAN Outstanding Fiction Award, Eadon Contemporary Fiction Award

Purgatory Living

Stepping Out of the Purgatory of Living and Stepping Into a New Beginning!


Author: Summer N Bradshau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991115907


Page: N.A

View: 9044

One day I woke up and realized that I had been lost for quite some time. I had got comfortable with how life was treating me. I no longer cared about how I presented myself, stuck between life and death, you know Purgatory. The real me had left long ago and the figure that I saw before me was just a shell that protects me until I could be found again. I had everything a woman could ask for and more yet somehow and someway I forgot about myself and ended up in the purgatory of living. When I had my epiphany, I discovered some things that I should have seen all along but was too busy allowing life to consume me that I didn't care to pay attention. You know, taking care of kids, husband, family, work, friends and oh yeah, then me if I'm not too tired.... Me! One day I found myself on the outside of the milk carton... Lost, hanging in the purgatory of living. It was the shock of my life yet not a shock for everyone else. Most often others can see what's going on in your life even when you cannot (or you think you do). Don't let that to happen to you or to allow it to continue. You can step out of the purgatory of living and into a new beginning. It could be easier than you think it is. For me... I have some changing to do and the changing can only be done by me for me. I cannot change you or the rest of the world but we can help each other with the process of changing for the better.... TOGETHER! And look who we shall find! (You and me too) Let's begin... how did I lose myself?

The Queen of New Beginnings


Author: Erica James

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409107531

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6460

If you've ever dreamed of starting over, then this bestselling novel from Erica James is just what you need... Alice Shoemaker habitually goes to great lengths to avoid telling the truth about herself and her past. After agreeing to help out a friend by shopping and cleaning for the unknown man staying at Cuckoo House, she soon becomes suspicious that her strange and obnoxiously rude client has something to hide... Clayton Miller's life is a mess. His career as one of the country's best comedy scriptwriters has stalled and his long-term girlfriend has left him for his ex-best friend and ex-writing partner. Just when he thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he commits a spectacularly public fall from grace and with the press hounding him, his agent banishes him to the middle of nowhere until the dust has settled. And there he meets Alice... When Alice and Clayton discover the truth about each other they form an unlikely friendship - until Alice discovers Clayton has betrayed her in the worst possible way.

A New Beginning

Celebrating the Spring Equinox


Author: Wendy Pfeffer

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 1101997710

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 2618

"First published in the United States of America by Dutton Children's Books ... 2008"--Title page verso.

Cracks in the Sidewalk


Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing

ISBN: 098388790X

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 8230

From the Bestselling Author of Spare Change, comes a powerful story that is a heart-wrenching reminder of how fragile relationships can be. Cracks in the Sidewalk is based on a true story. Claire McDermott is a wife, a mother, a grandmother...Her only daughter is gravely ill...Her son-in-law is resentful and angry... Her grandchildren are missing... After years of writing letters, hoping to find the children, hoping to bring them back, Claire receives a reply...a dog-eared gray envelope is stuffed into her mailbox, but will it bring hope or simply put an end to the waiting?

Beach House Reunion


Author: Mary Alice Monroe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501193317

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 761

Whisking you back to the shores of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love. Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future. Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate who doesn’t know where her life will take her, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, and heads to her aunt’s beach house. On the island, she is part of the freer, natural ocean lifestyle she loves, rejoining the turtle team, learning to surf, and falling in love. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original “turtle lady,” Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition. In this heartwarming novel, three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, love, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion.

The Twelfth Child

The Serendipity Series, Book 1


Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing

ISBN: 0983887969

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 417

Trust, love and friendship--Abigail Anne Lannigan searched for these things all her life. Now, when she is at the tail end of her years, she teams up with a free-spirited young woman. A nobody from nowhere, who suddenly moves in across the street. Their unusual friendship comes under suspicion when a million dollars goes missing and a distant relative, claims embezzlement. Abigail knows the truth of what happened but, unfortunately, she'll never get the chance to tell. Reminiscent of Fannie Flagg's "Fried Green Tomatoes" the May-December friendship of these two unforgettable women is sure to settle in the soft spot of your heart. The Twelfth Child, a novel rich with emotion, humor and tenderness, explores the splintered relationships of a Shenandoah Valley family and their willful daughter's struggle to survive America's Great Depression and overcome the past.

A Thousand New Beginnings


Author: Kristin Addis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692662885

Category: Travel

Page: 262

View: 4176

This is the story of a 26-year-old girl who left her old life with a steady job and boyfriend behind in order to travel through Southeast Asia completely on her own. Over the course of the next year and thousands of miles, hundreds of new beginnings and new friendships, she found that more than traveling the world outside, she traveled the world within. This book is a collection of excerpts from her diary and blog during that time in which she found that traveling alone made all the difference in the world.

Sunset and New Beginnings


Author: Teri Riggs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514129012


Page: 138

View: 1732

Mandi Waters had the worst day ever. She lost her job, found her fiance in bed with her best friend, then discovered he'd been stealing from her. She seeks refuge with her beloved aunt in the peaceful seaside town of Heaven's Beach. Her ability to trust may be in tatters, but the handsome businessman with the surfer boy looks, might have her reconsidering. Josh Foster's mother has her greedy eyes on the only waterfront property left in Heaven's Beach. Unfortunately, it belongs to a woman unwilling to sell. Her solution is simple: coerce Josh into seducing the owner's niece, in hopes she'll sell. However, Josh will never get involved in the same kind of sordid relationships his mother had. Especially when he meets Mandi. She's the kind of woman he could love--until he discovers Mandi is the prey his mother means to trap in her tangled web of deception. Mandi and Josh have both sworn off love. But if they will let it, the magic of Heaven's Beach may help them find a way to let the sun set on the past and together discover a new beginning."

Let the Journey Begin

Finding God's Best for Your Life


Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718038797

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 595

Powerful, life-changing messages for a vital time in life. Graduation is a time of excitement and uncertainty. For graduates the question is, will they face the future with or without God? Let the Journey Beginrepack is filled with godly wisdom, encouragement, and guidance from bestselling and trusted author Max Lucado for students about to embark on new steps in their life journey. Graduates will be reassured that they are not alone—God is with them every step of their way. This bestselling book will include thirty-two additional pages of new content, all consisting of excerpts, quotes, and scripture as well as an updated interior design to appeal to a new generation of graduates. Included are pages for personal goals, favorite verses of scripture, and prayers. Trim Size: 5 x 7

Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah


Author: Rachel Cohn,David Levithan

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 039955386X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8002

The New York Times Bestselling duo behind Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily return with twins out to throw the party of a lifetime--or at least the best party of high school! Siblings Sam and Ilsa Kehlmann have spent most of their high school years throwing parties for their friends--and now they've prepared their final blowout, just before graduation. The rules are simple: each twin gets to invite three guests, and the other twin doesn't know who's coming until the partiers show up at the door. With Sam and Ilsa, the sibling revelry is always tempered with a large dose of sibling rivalry, and tonight is no exception. One night. One apartment. Eight people. What could possibly go wrong? Oh, we all know the answer is plenty. But plenty also goes right, as rather surprising ways.