In the 1950s, shortly after her father's death, Judith Kelly was left in the care of nuns at a Catholic orphanage while her mother searched for a place for them to live. She was eight years old. But far from being cared for, Judith found herself in a savage and terrifying institution where physical, emotional and sexual abuse was the daily norm and the children's lives were reduced to stark survival. As the months became years and no word came from her mother, she sought comfort from the girls around her, and especially the bright, angel-voiced Frances. When a tragic accident robbed Judith of her dearest friend, the memories were too traumatic to confront. It was not until years later, on a Kibbutz in Israel, that a friendship with an elderly Holocaust survivor gave Judith the strength to revisit her past - and the orphanage of her broken childhood.
Breaking News: Rock-God Jase West Quits the Music Biz! Jase West has it all. Millions of adoring fans, money, women, cars and the talent that affords him the extravagant lifestyle he enjoys. But in reality, his life has become nothing more than a non-stop hazy binge of coke-fuelled sets, bright lights and endless travel. At one time, creating the music was the most important thing. Somewhere along the way he’s lost the heart for it and himself in the process. After fulfilling his contractual obligations, Jase quits the music business and goes back to school, re-emerging as Jason Westlake, history teacher. During Jason’s first set of parent/teacher interviews, he meets burned once, twice shy, Lainey Clarkson, the single mother of one of his students, and he’s immediately drawn to her. The country music lovin' mama has no idea who Jase West is and Jason wants to keep it that way. But secrets always have a way of coming out and building a new relationship on them is nothing but a heartbreak song in the making.
Welcome to the secluded mountain town of Havenwood Falls, home to sexy men, strong women, and neighbors who bite. Discover supernatural mystery, thrills, and romance in a place where everyone has a deep, dark, and often deadly secret. With his hard rock band Pink Melon nominated for a Grammy, lead singer Brett Rhys-Falwyck's dreams are about to come true. Then tragedy strikes. Losing the one person he loves most, he turns to the only thing he knows will never fail him-his music. But even that's betrayed by the corrupt owner of the band's management company that owns his soul. Turning his back on his bandmates, he finds himself in the mountains of Colorado-running a band camp, of all things. Cecelia Amundson, angel and owner of the Havenwood Falls Music & More store, can't stop dreaming of a man she's never met. Knowing he needs her help, she invites him to Havenwood Falls to run a music camp sponsored by her store. As soon as he arrives, she senses a darkness gripping his soul and curling its hooks deeper inside him. In a race to save his soul, Cecelia grows ever closer to Brett. But she must hold tight to her heart, for within this tortured man lies a secret darker than her past, and deadlier than she ever imagined. The Havenwood Falls shared world is a collaborative effort by multiple authors across multiple series all in the paranormal fantasy genre, allowing readers to discover new authors and stories to fall in love with. Each author brings a stand-alone plotline, so they can be read in any order, but there are many crossovers among the stories. Books in the signature Havenwood Falls adult series: - Forget You Not by Kristie Cook - Fate, Love & Loyalty by E.J. Fechenda - Old Wounds by Susan Burdorf - Covetousness by Randi Cooley Wilson - The Winged & the Wicked by T.V. Hahn & Kristie Cook - Alpha's Queen by Lila Felix - Ink & Fire by R.K. Ryals - Lose You Not by Kristie Cook - Tragic Ink by Heather Hildenbrand - Nowhere to Hide by Belinda Boring (March 2018) - Flames Among the Frost by Amy Hale (April 2018) - Rock Me Gently by Susan Burdorf (May 2018) Coming soon are books by Amy Miles, Kallie Ross, Stacey Rourke, and more. Also look for Havenwood Falls High, a Young Adult series. Immerse yourself in the world of Havenwood Falls and stay up-to-date on news and announcements at www.HavenwoodFalls.com. Join our reader group, Havenwood Falls Book Club, on Facebook at https: //www.facebook.com/groups/HavenwoodFallsBookClub/
This book is a comprehensive, profound and immediately accessible book which opens the way for all to increase their understanding and develop their practice of prayer. Richard Foster explores the riches of the historical classics of prayer as well as his own personal experience. No one who reads Prayer will remain unmoved; all will find encouragement within its pages.
“This is a gorgeous, lyrical, hilarious, important book. . . . Read this and you may find yourself instinctively beginning to heal old wounds: in yourself, in others, and just maybe in the cathedral of the wild that is our true home.”—Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty’s father and uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. But it wasn’t just a sanctuary for the animals; it was also a place for ravaged land to flourish again and for the human spirit to be restored. When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to the reserve to recover. Cathedral of the Wild is Varty’s memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge. At Londolozi, Varty gained the confidence that emerges from living in Africa. “We came out strong and largely unafraid of life,” he writes, “with the full knowledge of its dangers.” It was there that young Boyd and his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard and lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, and became one with the land. Varty survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. An intense spiritual quest takes him across the globe and back again—to reconnect with nature and “rediscover the track.” Cathedral of the Wild is a story of transformation that inspires a great appreciation for the beauty and order of the natural world. With conviction, hope, and humor, Varty makes a passionate claim for the power of the wild to restore the human spirit. Praise for Cathedral of the Wild “Extremely touching . . . a book about growth and hope.”—The New York Times “It made me cry with its hard-won truths about human and animal nature. . . . Both funny and deeply moving, this book belongs on the shelf of everyone who seeks healing in wilderness.”—BookPage
The prequel to the bestselling Suite Française Paris 1918, Bernard Jacquelain returns from the trenches a changed man. The city is a whirl of decadence and corruption and he embarks on a life of parties and shady business dealings, as well as an illicit affair. But as another war threatens, everything around him starts to crumble, and the future for him and for France suddenly looks dangerously uncertain.
Lists number one songs from "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets to Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997," and includes background information on the songs and their writers and performers
The Eco-Challenge is an expedition with a stopwatch. The event that is a mix of an Indiana Jones adventure, a Lewis and Clark expedition and a modern day competition, goes to Fiji Islands. An average guy, Bill Fletcher sets out with his three teammates to explore and race through 500 kilometers of Fiji's most impressive and untouched terrain by bushwhacking through dense jungles, mountain biking on rugged trails, paddling down jungle rivers, trekking on ancient pig hunting trails to remote villages, and climbing fixed ropes up raging waterfalls. Finishing the Eco-Challenge takes more than physical endurance. If a team loses a member due to illness, fatigue, injury, or disagreement, they are disqualified. Fletcher finds the most difficult task is keeping his team together as they experience all these ailments in their quest to find the finish line. If that wasn't tough enough, the team is haunted by spirits from Fiji's cannibalistic past.