Family Storms

Family Storms Author Virginia Andrews
ISBN-10 9780857207876
Year 2012-01-05
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Living on the streets and selling knickknacks with her destitute mother, Sasha Porter dreams of someday having a normal life, with a real house and family. But she never thought a devastating tragedy would bring her those very things: one stormy night, a speeding car veers out of control, killing her mother and badly injuring Sasha. While in hospital, Sasha is whisked off to a fancy private suite courtesy of the wealthy Mrs Jordan March, a complete stranger who insists that Sasha come to live at her family's luxurious mansion. With nowhere to go, Sasha accepts; however she soon learns that Mrs March has never gotten over the death of her daughter Alena. Before she knows it, Sasha is using Alena's old room, sleeping in her bed and wearing her clothes. But someone will make sure that Sasha never takes Alena's place: a jealous sister dead set on making Sasha's life a living hell.

Family Storms

Family Storms Author V.C. Andrews
ISBN-10 9781439181140
Year 2011-02-22
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The first in a new series by New York Times bestselling author V.C. Andrews is a classic story featuring the dark side of jealousy—and the cruelty of deception. In the eye of the storm...is anywhere truly safe? Living on the streets with her destitute mother, selling knickknacks and trinkets just to survive, Sasha Porter dreams of someday having a normal life, with a real house and family. But she never dreamed a devastating tragedy would bring her those very things: on a stormy night by a rainspattered highway, a speeding car veers out of control, striking and killing her mother and badly injuring Sasha. In the hospital, Sasha is whisked off to a fancy private suite at the request of wealthy Mrs. Jordan March, a complete stranger who keeps watch by Sasha’s bedside and insists she come live at her family’s sprawling, luxurious mansion. Sasha soon learns Mrs. March never recovered from the loss of her daughter Alena, and with nowhere else to go, Sasha agrees to use Alena’s room, sleep in her bed, and wear her clothes. But someone will make sure that Sasha never takes Alena’s place: a jealous sister dead set on making Sasha’s life a living hell.

Family Storms

Family Storms Author Virginia Andrews
ISBN-10 0857207857
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 378
Language en
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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Living on the streets and selling knickknacks with her destitute mother, Sasha Porter dreams of someday having a normal life, with a real house and family. But she never thought a devastating tragedy would bring her those very things: one stormy night, a speeding car veers out of control, killing her mother and badly injuring Sasha. While in hospital, Sasha is whisked off to a fancy private suite courtesy of the wealthy Mrs Jordan March, a complete stranger who insists that Sasha come to live at her family's luxurious mansion. With nowhere to go, Sasha accepts; however she soon learns that Mrs March has never gotten over the death of her daughter Alena. Before she knows it, Sasha is using Alena's old room, sleeping in her bed and wearing her clothes. But someone will make sure that Sasha never takes Alena's place: a jealous sister dead set on making Sasha's life a living hell.

Cloudburst

Cloudburst Author Virginia Andrews
ISBN-10 9780857207913
Year 2012-04-26
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An irresistible tale of jealousy, deception and drama, Cloudburst is the second in this gripping series from the New York Timesbestselling author Sasha, a popular senior in high school, with excellent grades finds herself increasingly attracted to Duane Banks, a boy who stands out not because he flaunts his good looks and his achievements at the school like so many, but because he is shy and somewhat withdrawn. He's one of the few good-looking boys who pays little attention to her, and that makes him more interesting. When auditions for the new school play begin, she and Duane both get parts and Duane slowly seems to be coming out of his shell, permitting himself to hope and succeed at something. But when neither of his parents show up to see the play, Duane goes into depression. When one morning Duane doesn't show up for school, Sasha is distraught to learn that he has taken his own life. Blaming herself for not working harder to make him happy, Sasha too begins a downward spiral into depression. But Sasha finds support and comfort from an unexpected quarter.

Solar Storms

Solar Storms Author Linda Hogan
ISBN-10 9781439108444
Year 1997-02-26
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From Pulitzer Prize finalist Linda Hogan, Solar Storms tells the moving, “luminous” (Publishers Weekly) story of Angela Jenson, a troubled Native American girl coming of age in the foster system in Oklahoma, who decides to reunite with her family. At seventeen, Angela returns to the place where she was raised—a stunning island town that lies at the border of Canada and Minnesota—where she finds that an eager developer is planning a hydroelectric dam that will leave sacred land flooded and abandoned. Joining up with three other concerned residents, Angela fights the project, reconnecting with her ancestral roots as she does so. Harrowing, lyrical, and boldly incisive, Solar Storms is a powerful examination of the clashes between cultures and traumatic repercussions that have shaped American history.

The Storms of War

The Storms of War Author Kate Williams
ISBN-10 9781409139874
Year 2014-07-03
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The first novel in Kate Williams' groundbreaking new historical series which begins in the First World War. For fans of BIRDSONG and DOWNTON ABBEY. In the idyllic early summer of 1914, life is good for the de Witt family. German Rudolf and his aristocratic English wife Verena are planning the wedding of their daughter, Emmeline, while their eldest son Arthur is studying in Paris and Michael is just back from his first term at Cambridge. Celia, the youngest of the de Witt children, is on the brink of adulthood, and secretly dreams of escaping her carefully mapped out future and exploring the world. But with the onslaught of war, the de Witts find themselves in danger of losing everything they hold dear. As Celia struggles to make sense of the changing world around her, she lies about her age to join the war effort and finds herself embroiled in a complex plot that puts her and those she loves in danger. With gripping detail and brilliant empathy, Kate Williams tells the story of Celia and her family as they are shunned by a society that previously embraced them, torn apart by sorrow, and buffeted and changed by the storms of war.

Secret Storms

Secret Storms Author Julie Mannix Von Zerneck
ISBN-10 0985735805
Year 2013-03
Pages 346
Language en
Publisher
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A pregnant, upper class nineteen-year-old Philadelphia Main Line debutante is confined, against her will, to a state mental hospital. She spends her pregnancy surrounded by the mentally challenged and the criminally insane. On April 19, 1964, she gives birth to a child, whom she is forced to give up for adoption. A loving middle-class couple adopts a month-old little girl from Catholic Charities. She is adored and cherished from the very beginning. It is as though she is dropped into the first chapter of a fairy tale-but we all know how fairy tales go. This is the story of a mother and daughter. Of what it is to give up a child and what it is to be given up. Of what it is to belong, what it is to be a family and what it is to yearn deeply, and to never lose hope-because anything is possible. In this exquisite memoir, Julie Mannix von Zerneck and Kathy Hatfield recount the stories of their lives. Deliciously strange, surprising and sweetly funny, this tenderly written book takes us on a wild and frightening journey. Written in two distinct and deeply expressive voices, their stories seamlessly meld together in a breathtaking ending. PRAISE FOR SECRET STORMS: "The book shifts between sections narrated by mother von Zerneck and daughter Hatfield, and both authors have gripping stories to tell. Readers will delight in their shared narrative, which is as heartwarming as it is engaging. von Zerneck's life alone would be a fascinating read, but combined with Hatfield's search for her mother it becomes compulsive reading." -Publishers Weekly "The book is beautifully written and...compelling, to the extent that readers might feel they are sitting with the authors, listening to them tell their tale...more like a novel than a memoir." -ForeWord Reviews "Shining through both narratives is goodness and the power of the human spirit. A dually narrated, uplifting tale on overcoming profound adversity." -Kirkus Reviews "This story will break your heart, bring on tears of joy, and make you believe in the healing power of love, forgiveness, and family." -Meredith Rollins, Executive Editor, Redbook Magazine "A heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming mother-daughter story that defies fiction. Every plot twist, every emotion touches a chord, even for those of us who have not had to endure such a brutal separation. Read it and weep-and then finally rejoice. An ode to the enduring power of family ties." -Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means "In my writers' workshops, the greatest gospel I can preach is the obvious one-to tell the truth, whatever form it takes. This amazing mother-daughter writing team exemplifies the concept to the max. The plot is Dickensian, rife with villains and struggle, the revealing of it, breathtaking in its simplicity and heartbreaking in its courage. What a story." -Ernest Thompson, Academy Award-winning writer of On Golden Pond "What an extraordinary and compelling story, all the more so because it's true-and told so beautifully by its two heroines." -Alice Maltin, producer & Leonard Maltin, film critic and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight "This is an uplifting story of hope and personal courage that is sure to resonate with most readers." -Monsters and Critics

The Book of Storms

The Book of Storms Author Ruth Hatfield
ISBN-10 9780805099997
Year 2015-01-27
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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Eleven-year-old Danny O'Neill has never been what you'd call adventurous. But when he wakes the morning after a storm to find his house empty, his parents gone, and himself able to hear the thoughts of a dying tree, he has no choice but to set out to find answers. He soon learns that the enigmatic Book of Storms holds the key to what he seeks . . . but unraveling its mysteries won't be easy. If he wants to find his family, he'll have to face his worst fears and battle terrifyingly powerful enemies, including the demonic Sammael himself.In the beautifully imagined landscape of Ruth Hatfield's The Book of Storms, magic seamlessly intertwines with the everyday, nothing is black and white, and Danny is in a race against time to rescue everything he holds dear.

Storms of My Grandchildren

Storms of My Grandchildren Author James Hansen
ISBN-10 9781408820629
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Dr James Hansen, the world's leading scientist on climate issues, speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling to a climatic point of no return. Hansen - whose climate predictions have come to pass again and again, beginning in the 1980s when he first warned US Congress about global warming - is the single most credible voice on the subject worldwide. He paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen if we continue to follow the course we're on. But he is also a hard-headed optimist, and shows that there is still time to take the urgent, strong action needed to save humanity.

Winter Storms

Winter Storms Author Elin Hilderbrand
ISBN-10 9780316261159
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown
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Instant National Bestseller Gather under the mistletoe for one last round of caroling with the Quinn family in this heartwarming conclusion to Elin Hilderbrand's bestselling Winter Street Trilogy. Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns. After a year apart, and an ill-fated affair with the Winter Street Inn's old Santa Claus, Mitzi has returned to rule the roost; Patrick is about to be released from prison; Kevin has a successful new business and is finally ready to tie the knot with Isabelle; and best of all, there's hopeful news about Bart, who has been captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan. That doesn't mean there aren't a few dark clouds on the horizon. Kelley has recently survived a health scare; Jennifer can't quite shake her addiction to the drugs she used as a crutch while Patrick was in jail; and Ava still can't decide between the two lovers that she's been juggling with limited success. However, if there's one holiday that brings the Quinn family together to give thanks for the good times, it's Christmas. And this year promises to be a celebration unlike any other as the Quinns prepare to host Kevin and Isabelle's wedding at the inn. But as the special day approaches, a historic once-in-a-century blizzard bears down on Nantucket, threatening to keep the Quinns away from the place--and the people--they love most. Before the snow clears, the Quinns will have to survive enough upheavals to send anyone running for the spiked eggnog, in this touching novel that proves that when the holidays roll around, you can always go home again.

The Edge of the Fall

The Edge of the Fall Author Kate Williams
ISBN-10 9781409139898
Year 2015-11-19
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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In the aftermath of the Great War, the de Witt family are struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives. Rudolf and his wife Verena, still reeling from the loss of their second son, don't know how to function in the post-war world. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep. Celia, the de Witt's youngest daughter, is still desperate to spread her wings and see more of the world. To escape Stoneythorpe and the painful secrets that lie there, she moves to London and embraces life and love in the Roaring Twenties.

I Heart Parenting

I Heart Parenting Author H. Wallace Webster
ISBN-10 9781621899556
Year 2012-10-18
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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If you have ever looked into the eyes of a parent who is heartbroken over a wayward child, then you have seen one of the worst types of pain imaginable. When the parent comes to that point, there is little you can do. As a pastor, I have seen that look in far too many parents' eyes. I have prayed with them, cried with them, and listened to them as they shared their pain. This book is written to help keep parents from ever having to endure that pain. If you can capture the hearts of your children early, it can prevent them from breaking your heart later! That battle is worth waging, and it can be won! Learn how to win the hearts of your kids to the Lord so that He may use them for His glory . . . and your joy.

Blooming Again

Blooming Again Author Dr. Darlene Powell Garlington
ISBN-10 9781456742119
Year 2011-03-02
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Sometimes hopes, goals and dreams get lost in a mire of anxiety and depression after a traumatic experience. Now, thanks to groundbreaking “Blooming Again,” you can strengthen your resiliency and thrive again. Renowned psychologist Darlene Powell Garlington explores the challenges everyone faces in life that lead to feelings of devastation and how to move beyond them. Using provocative self-inventories, her own personal trauma and her private practice experience, Dr. Darlene takes you through the process of building individual, family and community resiliency. Written with sensitivity and practicality, “Blooming Again” addresses the mind, body and spirit interconnectedness and uses an integrative health approach that challenges the reader to explore the sometimes tough, sometimes unspoken questions of the meaning of life during times of pain and suffering. Proven principles, skills and techniques will help you recover, heal and thrive after a crisis through everyday interactions that help you express positive feelings, communicate more effectively, resolve conflicts and rely on God. You will be inspired and motivated to find and fulfill the lesson and purpose for your experience by gaining insight, awareness and understanding, which lead to the courage and self-knowledge it takes to move beyond pain, rebuild a loving family and establish a “new normal” filled with peace and joy again.