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Author : Lori McFarlane
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-07-02
Page : 122
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781511899000
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In 2011, a minor news story made headlines and turned Lori Arnold McFarlane's comfortable life upside down. Residing in Scotland, her life seemed pretty close to perfect - a beautiful family, wonderful friends, a breath-taking view of the Clyde, and a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. An evangelical Christian and a Calvinist, McFarlane's deepest desire was to glorify and enjoy her God forever. But when a tiny group of religious fanatics began preaching doom and gloom and the End of Days, she found herself suddenly and unwillingly questioning everything she'd ever believed. Her memoir takes us through the next three years as she struggled deeply with her faith, grappling with feelings of abandonment and the soul-crushing silence of the heavenly Father she'd always trusted. Depressed and desperate, she tried everything she could to hold on to her hope in Christ, but as her faith flatlined and her resolve weakened, she began to wonder how much longer she could go on like this - or if she even wanted to. McFarlane tells her story with sensitivity and honesty, providing witty and touching accounts of her most formative childhood and adolescent moments of faith, and provides fascinating insight into many different sects of Christianity she'd encountered as an adult, from speaking in tongues to wearing head coverings. She deals with both the anger and the longing she felt when faced with the question that would ultimately make or break her faith: Do all saints really persevere until the end?


Author : Sharon L. Eibisberger
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2009-03-19
Page : 268
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1440126526
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Caroline and Jason White check out the rustic log cabin theyd rented on the pristine shores of Georgian Bay. This was to be the Canadian vacation of their dreams. For the next three weeks they were planning on enjoy the three Rsrest, relaxation, and romance away from the hectic pace of their New York lifestyles. Exploring alone, Caroline finds herself fleeing a fierce thunderstorm. Backtracking to the cabin, she takes a wrong path and gets helplessly lost. While seeking temporary shelter in an old, decrepit shed she discovers the kidnap victim shed read about in the local paper. The woman, bound and gagged was imprisoned in a root cellar. Carolines thwarted attempt at a rescue finds her with the end of a cold steel shotgun pressed against her back. Back at the cabin, Jason, a private detective, paces the floor. He cant imagine where his wife could be during the ferocious storm, or why she doesnt return after the storm subsides. Caroline and the woman lay side by side in the darkness, now victims of a crazed madman. The two young women must find a way to save themselves before their captor returns and digs graves for two.


Author : Darshan
Publisher : Partridge Publishing
Release : 2016-07-13
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1482874016
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The book deals with variety of themes. The most appreciable thing about the themes is that the themes are quite new and make the readers feel that they are connected to their lives. The ideas are put in such way that it makes the reader feel that whatever happens in the lives of the characters resemble somewhere to his life. Most of the stories are tragic in nature and on reading the tragedies of the characters, the readers are bound to be moved. The book provides new reading experience to the readers. Emotions dealt with are so powerful that they compel the reader to read the book from the beginning till the end. Some stories carry suspense and to understand it, the reader has to wait till the end of the stories. Unexpected happenings, games of destiny, human errors committed unknowingly, failure and final demolition of the characters and sudden rise in the lives of the characters attract the readers towards the book. The stories are so novel that every reader who has a feel for reading and whose favorite genre is short stories would read this book without fail.


Author : Elizabeth Rose
Publisher :
Release : 2013-02
Page : 296
Category : Abusive men
ISBN 13 : 9780985690670
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A young English major graduate lives with her soon-to-be penniless inventor father in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with the only things waiting for her being a relentless, rich and notable playboy suitor and a job at The Tattered Cover bookstore. She sees an ad for a job as a literature and poetry tutor for a mentally-deranged shut-in student in Aspen with a $1000 a month stipend and answers the ad, embarking on a journey that will change her life.


Author : Edwin M. Best
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2017-03-29
Page : 38
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1480974854
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Broken Promise by Edwin M. Best These few lines of stanza were written over a few years. After having to move so many times and seeing the handwritten words start to fade off the pages they were written on, author Edwin M. Best decided to type them up before they completely disappeared. After typing up a few, it only made sense to share it with the world. The funny thing is life is like poetry written on a few pages; unless you take care of those pages, the writing will eventually fade away. We all have been through some rough relationships. We all have tried to do things to impress the opposite sex. We all have lost something, whether it’s a relationship, a loved one, or even time. This book is about all those things and the Broken Promises to one another and even to ourselves.


Author : Amy Lynn
Publisher :
Release : 2000-06
Page : 160
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 9781581690514
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Author : Isabel Allende
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2020-01-21
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1984820168
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. “One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Parade In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Together with two thousand other refugees, Roser and Victor embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, the couple embraces exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, they face trial after trial, but they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they might go home. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers. Praise for A Long Petal of the Sea “Both an intimate look at the relationship between one man and one woman and an epic story of love, war, family, and the search for home, this gorgeous novel, like all the best novels, transports the reader to another time and place, and also sheds light on the way we live now.”—J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Saints for All Occasions “This is a novel not just for those of us who have been Allende fans for decades, but also for those who are brand-new to her work: What a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time. She knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time.”—Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author of Let the Great World Spin


Author : Viswanathan Avis
Publisher : Westland
Release : 2014-09-20
Page : 322
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9789384030445
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In early 2008, the author AVIS Viswanathan and Vaani - his soul-mate, friend, wife and business partner - were staring at a bankruptcy of their Firm. A series of business decisions had literally brought them to the brink of penury. This book is their story. It captures learnings from this excruciatingly painful, Life-changing, phase that they are still going through.It also explores the nature and continuum of Life. There is no beginning to the story. There is no end either. There are simply experiences. Of hopelessness. Of fear. Of insolvency. Of pennilessness. And also of faith, patience, love, companionship, abundance and soul. Of integrity and of leading a principled Life, despite temptations to take the 'easy way' out of painful or messy situations.This book has been written to share how AVIS and his family have learned to be happy despite their circumstances. You too can benefit from their learning, and experience, and discover the right way of thinking, living, working and winning in Life - for yourself


Author : Robin McKinley
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2014-11-18
Page : 295
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1497673690
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Award-winning author Robin McKinley tells an enthralling story of magic, love, and redemption, based on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. Once upon a time, a wealthy merchant had three daughters. When his business failed, he moved his daughters to the countryside. The youngest daughter, Beauty, is fascinated by the thorny stems of a mysterious plant that overwhelms their neglected cottage. She tends the plant until it blossoms with the most beautiful flowers the sisters have ever seen—roses. Admiring the roses, an old woman tells Beauty, “Roses are for love.” And she speaks of a sorcerers’ battle many years ago that left a beast in an enchanted palace, and a curse concerning a family of three sisters . . . The Newbery Medal–winning author’s charming retelling of the classic fairy tale weaves a tangled story of sorcery, loyalty, and love that is sure to cast a spell on readers.


Author : James Hogan
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 2008
Page : 198
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0809144581
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Articulates the Christian truths within some of our most popular films that move us closer to our God.


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Publisher :
Release : 1969
Page :
Category : Crops and climate
ISBN 13 :
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Final yearly issue includes index of special articles. December through March issues contain reports of snow and ice conditions.


Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1969
Page :
Category : Crops and climate
ISBN 13 :
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Final yearly issue includes index of special articles. December through March issues contain reports of snow and ice conditions.


Author : Robin D. Gill
Publisher : Paraverse Press
Release : 2006-10
Page : 740
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0974261866
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Additional to the sub-title, this is a selection, translation and lengthy explication of 3000 haiku, waka, senryu and kyoka about a major theme from I.P.O.O.H. (In Praise Of Olde Haiku).If the solemn yet happy New Year?s is the most important celebration of Japanese culture, and the quiet aesthetic practice of Moon-viewing in the fall the most elegant expression of Pan-Asian Buddhism=religion, the subject of this book, Blossom-viewing ? which generally means sitting down together in vast crowds to drink, dance, sing and otherwise enjoy the flowering cherry in full-bloom ? is less a rite than a riot (a word originally meaning an ?uproar?). The major carnival of the year, it is unusual for being held on a date that is not determined by astronomy, astrology or the accidents of history as most such events are in literate cultures. It takes place whenever the cherry trees are good and ready. Enjoyed in the flesh, the blossom-viewing, or hanami, is also of the mind, so much so, in fact, that poetry is often credited with the spread of the practice over the centuries from the Imperial courts to the maids of Edo. Nobles enjoyed link-verse contests presided over by famous poet-judges. Hermits hung poems feting this flower of flowers (to say the generic ?flower?= hana in Japanese connotes ?cherry!?) on strips of paper from the branches of lone trees where only the wind would read them. In the Occident, too, flowers embody beauty and serve as reminders of mortality, but there is no flower that, like the cherry blossom, stands for all flowers. Even the rose, by any name, cannot compare with the sakura in depth and breadth of poetic trope or viewing practice. In Cherry Blossom Epiphany, Robin D. Gill hopes to help readers experience, metaphysically, some of this alternative world.


Author : A. Holding
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Page : 196
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 9400934378
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When in 1 980 I wrote the foreword to The Art of Roya//cing I wished my friend Audrey Holding every success for her book; I was convinced that its appearance would fill a real gap in the literature then available by providing a comprehensive but simple and practicable guide to the techniques used in royal icing. Now. six years later. with The Art of Roya//cing sold widely throughout the world. I know that Audrey's second book on this subject is assured of success. In it she has developed many of the ideas presented in her first book. and she takes the cake-decorator through the stages of intricate techniques which would normally be regarded as beyond the competence of the amateur. With Audrey's guidance (and lots of patient practice!) we can all become experts. JUNE ELWOOD M. lnst. B. B. , M. e. FA(e. G) Cake Artistry Studio. Swinton, Manchester, UK v Preface My first book. The Art of Royal Icing * set out to explain the craft to those who had no previous knowledge of the subject. In this book. I hope to go one stage further and expand the ideas and techniques formulated in The Art of Royal Icing. especially in relation to runout figure piping. In order to avoid repetition. some basics have been omitted. enabling other areas to be dealt with in greater detail.


Author : Odette C. Bell
Publisher : Odette C. Bell
Release : 2019-07-19
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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All four books of the contemporary fantasy, Gods no More in one collection. She has dreamed of one man her whole life – now it’s time to meet him. Anna is normal save for one fact. Every night, she dreams of the gods. The nightmare is always the same. She is thrown from Olympus for stealing her husband’s thunderbolt. He banishes her into the human realm to live out a tortured existence. She’s about to find out her dreams are real. When she meets the richest man in the city, she’s thrown head-first into the modern world of the gods. It’s a realm of retribution, violence, power, and lies. And at its heart lies the one man who broke her heart – Zeus. It’s time for Anna to seek her revenge.


Author : Odette C. Bell
Publisher : Odette C. Bell
Release :
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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It is time for them to meet. Nothing will break them apart again. This is it – Zeus has found her. There’s no going back now. As Olympus crumbles and they learn the truth, they must fight for each other one last time. … Tune in for the thrilling conclusion to Gods no More, a sprawling urban fantasy sure to please fans of Odette C. Bell’s The Frozen Witch.


Author : Alexandra Hoblea; Lorna Gillies
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2011-10-07
Page : 65
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781465304865
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Polly had always believed in magic and fairytales. Her life was quiet and uneventful until she stumbled into a magic kingdom. From that day Polly is confronted with love, death and finds the answers to her mysterious past. What will the unknown future bring Polly? Will she be able to save her long lost sister and the Kingdom of Araviel?


Author : V.C. Andrews
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-02-08
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1451636954
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On the heels of the successful Lifetime TV version of Flowers in the Attic comes the TV movie tie-in edition of Petals On the Wind, the second book in the captivating Dollanganger saga. Forbidden love comes into full bloom. For three years they were kept hidden in the eaves of Foxworth Hall, their existence all but denied by a mother who schemed to inherit a fortune. For three years their fate was in the hands of their righteous, merciless grandmother. They had to stay strong...but in their hopeless world, Cathy and her brother Christopher discovered blossoming desires that tumbled into a powerful obsession. Now, with their frail sister Carrie, they have broken free and scraped enough together for three bus tickets and a chance at a new life. The horrors of the attic are behind them...but they will carry its legacy of dark secrets forever.


Author : C.E. Murphy
Publisher : LUNA
Release : 2010-04-01
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1426851766
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New York City's only legal counsel to the fabled Old Races, Margrit Knight is levelheaded in all matters extraordinary. But when she's summoned to negotiate a peace treaty among rival factions, her own mortal world threatens to fall apart. Margrit's been in hot water before, but reentering the underworld brings a new set of problems. And a new set of friends and enemies, including a ruthless vampire mobster, a dragonlord who won't take no for an answer, a band of subversive selkies…oh, and Alban Korund, the sexy gargoyle who got her into this mess—and whose granite-strong touch still haunts her every fantasy…


Author : Rev. Crusita Fuentes
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2020-08-21
Page : 498
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 1466960744
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Marie seems to have everything going for her. She is beautiful, intelligent, successful, married to her best friend, and has two children she adores. Her picture-perfect life is only an illusion. Marie has a secret that may cause her to lose everyone she loves. When someone from her past appears unexpectedly, her world turns upside down. Will secrets from her past cause her to lose everything she holds dear? Or will a tragic event bring about the change of heart she needs to turn everything around? Marie’s two children are caught in the middle of all this turmoil. Why is Annie so angry with her all of the time? An unexpected friendship may hold the key to the joy and peace she seeks, but Rita is hiding secrets of her own. Will she be able to reach Marie before it’s too late? You will laugh, cry, and uncover unexpected surprises as you experience Marie’s courageous journey through tragedy, betrayal, and love in The Last Rose Petal.