The True Tale of a Survivor Haunted by the Demons of Abuse
Author: Izzy Hammond
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'It is my dearest hope that this book will allow me to reach out to others in pain and give them hope, for they too can choose to be a survivor.' Izzy Hammond's deaf and partially blind parents attracted sympathy from the outside world, but no one knew of the horrific abuse their daughter was subjected to inside the family home. In Someone To Watch Over Me, Izzy is now able to reveal how the vicious childhood abuse she suffered, first at the hands of her father and then by subsequent predators, cast a shadow over three generations of her family and led to a violent assault upon Izzy by her eldest daughter. Finally able to break the cycle, she has at last reclaimed a life free from the demons that have haunted her for so long.
For a half century, Ben Webster, one of the "big three" of swing tenors-along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young-was one of the best-known and most popular saxophonists. Early in his career, Webster worked with many of the greatest orchestras of the time, including those led by Willie Bryant, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Andy Kirk, Bennie Moten, and Teddy Wilson. In 1940 Webster became Duke Ellington's first major tenor soloist, and during the next three years he played on many famous recordings, including "Cotton Tail." Someone to Watch Over Me tells, for the first time, the complete story of Ben Webster's brilliant and troubled career. For this comprehensive study of Webster, author Frank Büchmann-Møller interviewed more than fifty people in the United States and Europe, and he includes numerous translated excerpts from European periodicals and newspapers, none previously available in English. In addition, the author studies every known Webster recording and film, including many private recordings from Webster's home collection not available to the public. Exhaustively researched, this is a much needed and long overdue study of the life and music of one of jazz's most important artists.
Seriously injured in a car accident, Broadway actress Leigh Kendall awakens to discover that her husband, Logan Manning, has disappeared, and the police suspect her involvement, so she must unravel the nature of his business to survive.
Rocky Mtn. RESCUE SHE WAS OUT TO CAPTURE A KILLER Becky DiFalco was trapped—snowbound—in the Rockies with two men. One, the sexiest man she'd ever seen; the other, the shrewdest killer she'd ever been up against in her years with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. When she'd answered the "officer down" call, she had a feeling it was a setup. She was right. HE WAS OUT TO CAPTURE HER HEART Jack Slade wasn't sure why Becky had agreed to assist him on the mission, but he suspected she had ulterior motives…and he was hoping he was one of those motives. He was wrong. With Becky and Jack working at opposite ends, the killer had it made. Now he just had to make sure they never came together…. An icy blizzard rages…and heated passions burn…
Ten years ago, Donovan Greer lost everything. Since then, he has lived only for his work. He wants to feel nothing and need no one. And it works, until he is sent to New York City to protect Olivia Weston from a sociopath dubbed The Broadway Killer. Olivia Weston's life and career has been micromanaged by her overbearing father her entire life. Then she meets Donovan Greer. Donovan puts decision into her hands and treats her like a woman, and not a commodity. He makes her fall in love with him, whether it was his intention or not. Her beauty and grace would be easy enough for Donovan to ignore - if Olivia didn't want him as much as he denies he wants her. He knows it's not smart, and tries every excuse he can to dissuade her - including their 14 year age difference. It's been a long time since he let his heart feel anything, but once it does, it's impossible to ignore. When danger stalks the shadows, and her life is in his hands, he wonders if he is capable of loving her and protecting her.
Watch Over Me is the No. 1 bestselling novel from the million copy selling author Daniela Sacerdoti, set in the magical and atmospheric Glen Avich in the Scottish Highlands. Eilidh Lawson's life is in crisis. Years of failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family have pushed her to the limits. At the end of her tether, she runs away to the one place she thinks she can find solace: her childhood home in the Highlands. There, as she struggles to mend her broken life, she reconnects with her childhood friend Jamie McAnena, who is trying to raise his daughter Masie alone. After Maisie's mother left to pursue a career in London and Jamie's own mother, Elizabeth, passed away, he has resigned himself to being a family of two. But sometimes there is more to a story than meets the eye. Despite their reluctance, curious circumstances keep bringing Jamie and Eilidh together. For even when it seems all is lost, help can come from the most extraordinary places. An ethereal and beautifully written debut novel, Watch Over Me is a poignant story about letting go and moving on: with a little help from beyond the grave. Perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse, Cecelia Ahern and Nicholas Sparks. What readers have to say about Watch Over Me: "Poignant, unique, one of the best books I've read." – The Sun "One of my favourite reads of the year so far. If there's such a thing as book heaven, this wonderfully original, poignant read deserves a place there." – Shari Low, Daily Record "The author, in her first novel, Watch Over Me, achieves what more experienced novelists always hope to. In Glen Avich she creates a world you wish you didn’t have to leave." – The Scots Magazine "Take your time when you read this, absorb every word, because it’s totally and utterly worth it." – Book Love Bug "This has to be the most touching and emotional book I’ve read this year… such a delicate and beautiful read that you can’t help but fall in to the storyline from the first page." – Rea Book Review (5/5) "One of the best books I’ve ever read… This is a book that deserves to be read by everybody... An amazing debut novel from a magnificent writer." – Kim the Bookworm Praise for Daniela Sacerdoti: "Heartwarming and mysterious with great atmosphere." – Kate Forde on Keep Me Safe "Heartwarming and intriguing." – Dani Atkins on Keep Me Safe "The contemporary romance is beautifully balanced with elements of mystery and endearing characters that both break and capture the heart. A stunning talent, Sacerdoti writes beautiful fiction that feeds the soul." – Shari Low, Daily Record on Take Me Home "An absolute joy to read, the story is engaging, the characters are believable and the writing is lovely... is definitely a book to add to the summer reading list, and one that you won’t be able to put down." – The Press and Journal on Set Me Free
Deputy Benjamin Patil is the one to find the infant girl--hours old, abandoned in a field. When the mother ecan't be located, Ben and his wife, Abbi, seem like the perfect couple to serve as foster parents. But the baby's arrival opens old wounds for Abbi and shines a harsh light on how much Ben has changed since a devastating tour in Afghanistan. Their marriage teeters on the brink and now they must choose to either reclaim what they once had or lose each other forever.
Mission: Irresistible Super spy Mykola Chernichenko comes from a family of geniuses, and though he’s no idiot himself, he’d rather be where the action is than analyze it to death. That’s why his vacation has just been cut short by a call to get two of his siblings out of some serious trouble–while protecting a nerdy scientist who’s latest project could change the world. . .and get her killed.
Tori Henderson is on the fast track in her marketing career in Houston, but her personal life is slow as molasses. So when her beloved Aunt Dottie falls ill, Tori travels back to tiny Bayford to care for her. But when she arrives, she's faced with more than she bargained for, including Dottie's struggling local store and a troubled little step-cousin, DeAndre. . . Just as Tori is feeling overwhelmed, she re-connects with her old crush, the pastor's son, Jacob, who is as handsome as Tori remembers. As the church rallies for Aunt Dottie's recovery, Aunt Dottie rallies to remind Tori of God's love. And when Tori and DeAndre form an unexpected bond, and sparks fly between her and Jacob, small-town life starts looking promising. Tori came to Bayford to give, but she just might receive more than she dreamed was still possible for her. . . Praise for Michelle Stimpson's Novels "Michelle Stimpson does a wonderful job of creating characters that are believable and loveable."—Good Girl Book Club "Inspirational and full of hope." —Urban Reviews on Last Temptation "Her spiritual perspective adds depth that has you pondering her characters long after the book is done." —Tiffany L. Warren,Essence® bestselling author, on Falling Into Grace
Welcome to My World, Tilly Smart! Unexpected events occur turning my life upside down! Then, as though skiving off school and starving isnt enough for me to contend with, I even have to lose the most important thing in my life! Take action Matilda Smart! Thats my motto. Adam Khan, the most annoying neighbour pokes his oar in, unless he actually fancies me that is! Nat, Kaz, and Mary-Lou are dead puzzled, seeing me on my last legs and looking like a complete and utter wreck, but then to top it all Im accused of being a thief!