*** INTRODUCTORY OFFER PRICE *** Two orphaned sisters in a house of secrets... On a foggy evening in 1947, seventeen-year-old Eliza and her troubled little sister Rebecca are banished by their aunt and sent to work at an isolated Welsh mansion. But there are rumours of missing maidservants and a ghost that stalks the deserted halls... Wandering through the mansion's dusty rooms, Eliza finds blood-spattered books, crumpled photographs and portraits of a mysterious woman - clues to a terrible past that might just become Eliza's future. As Eliza unravels a mystery that has endured for decades, Rebecca falls under the spell of cruel housekeeper Mrs Pollard, who will stop at nothing to keep the house's secrets. But can the sisters uncover the truth and escape back to London before they meet a dreadful fate? "Lauren A. Forry was PA to Zooey Deschanel on The Happening - that being an M. Night Shyamalan movie, she's obviously well versed in nightmares... This debut novel of the Faber & Faber Creative Writing MA prize winner, touted as Daphne Du Maurier meets hitchcock, is one to watch." THE SKINNY "Lauren Forry has created a brilliant debut novel, one that creeped me out, kept me hooked and will have me recommending Abigale Hall to everyone." READING WITH A VIEW "Abigale Hall hooks you in... Death hangs on the edge of the pages." HEATHER WRITES (4 Stars) "The mansionis something out of a gothic horror in its own right, and there's even a sinister housekeeper something along the lines of the terrifying Mrs Danvers from... what was that book... Ah yes, Rebecca!" CRIME FICTION LOVER "A beautifully written novel full of rumours, intrigue, love and loss." THE WELSH LIBRARIAN "Forry ratches up the tension expertly, until we don't know if it's madness, ghosts, someone toying with Eliza, or her own imagination that makes the mansion such a place of fear. Whatever it is, it works - keep the lights on when reading!" CRIME WORM
My dream is for all families, patients, and especially healthcare workers to read this book for knowledge and encouragement. Our prayers are not always answered the way we want them to be answered, but God does listen and decides our fate. Rick was a born-again Christian. He was brought back to life and near death many times. He touched so many lives during his yearlong battle. Rick died in Jesus name and with God's promises.
Award finalist in the mystery/suspense category of USA Book News Best Books 2010 awards When word reaches her in war-torn Afghanistan that her beloved Uncle Richard has been brutally murdered, globe-trotting photojournalist Abigale Portmann reluctantly abandons her assignment and returns to the rolling hills and rocky relationships of her past in the picturesque equestrian community of Middleburg, Virginia--a place she has painstakingly avoided for 17 years. While the sheriff thinks the murder is a random robbery gone bad, Abigale soon becomes convinced her uncle was slain by someone he knew. Suspicion swirls among colorful characters in the tweedy, foxhunting crowd, including a superficial nouveau riche social climber, the lazy heir to an old-money fortune, and, most painfully to Abigale, her former childhood sweetheart. As the gripping plot unfolds, friends become suspects and family ties are tested, until events spin out of control and the riveting tale races to a terrifying finish.
The newest installment in the American Diaries series transports contemporary readers back to an exciting period in history: the American Revolution. Philadelphia 1777: Mary Alice Peale must find a way to help her wounded brother, a rebel soldier, without revealing his whereabouts to their Loyalist father.
This book has been written in an effort to help young people to understand that the differences in human beings lies not in the color of their skin but the moral state of their heats and mind. Life will never be perfect but if we take the time to go beyond outward appearances maybe many injustices in life can be avoided.
Peter (Ecker) Eaker (b.1701) immigrated (as a widower with two sons) from Germany to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1741. He married Margaret Mary (Stutter) Holshauser (widow of Jacob) in 1742, and in 1746/1747 moved to Lincoln (now Gaston) County, North Carolina. Descendants and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, California and elsewhere.