Christmas on the Coast

Author: Rebecca Boxall

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781542047005

Category: Diaries

Page: 222

View: 9966

Can the secrets of the past be forgiven this Christmas? Christmas is approaching on the island of Jersey, but Libby is feeling far from festive. Her police work and duties as vicar's wife weigh heavily on her, she's anxious about her troubled children, and now her best friend, Stella, has suddenly turned against her, citing a mysterious family grudge. Libby is devastated by Stella's unexpected coldness. But then her father shows her a diary written by her great-aunt Queenie, which sheds light on a long-hidden secret--one rooted in love, loyalty and betrayal. Writing during the Nazi occupation of Jersey in the winter of 1941, Queenie reveals a community torn apart by illicit romance, heartbreak and revenge--and by dark acts of fear and desperation. The more Libby immerses herself in Queenie's journal, the more she understands why its secrets still haunt her family and Stella's. Christmas is a time of forgiveness, but is the treachery of their shared past too shameful to be forgotten?

Texas Classic Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635089076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6905

I spent one winter researching the holiday history, folklore, legend, and more of each and every state,' says Carole marsh. A great coffee-table book or classroom read, this book-in an edition for each U.S. state-shares a wealth of fascinating historical material and trivia about everything from holiday traditions to how we got the Christmas tree, superstitions, and more. From the Yule logs of Maine to snow on the Alamo, you'll love your own state book, but wish you could read them all. Don't forget to send your favorite teacher or grandchild a copy for their state!

Darling, Call the Coast Guard, We're on Fire Again! : and Other Tales of Liveaboard Life

Author: Catherine Dook

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 9780920663813

Category: Humor

Page: 168

View: 8750

Liveaboards-people who choose to live permanently on their boats-are a unique and colourful element along the west coast. Almost every harbour has its floating village, and the camaraderie of the docks is legendary. Catherine Dook offers her readers a fond and funny peek inside this unconventional lifestyle, where nothing stays still and everything depends on the weather.

Florida Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635084791

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1749

I spent one winter researching the holiday history, folklore, legend, and more of each and every state,' says Carole marsh. A great coffee-table book or classroom read, this book-in an edition for each U.S. state-shares a wealth of fascinating historical material and trivia about everything from holiday traditions to how we got the Christmas tree, superstitions, and more. From the Yule logs of Maine to snow on the Alamo, you'll love your own state book, but wish you could read them all. Don't forget to send your favorite teacher or grandchild a copy for their state!

The Fish That Ate the Whale

The Life and Times of America's Banana King

Author: Rich Cohen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429946296

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 848

A legendary tale, both true and astonishing, from the author of Israel is Real and Sweet and Low When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, a banana hauler, a dockside hustler, and a plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof that America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures. In Latin America, when people shouted "Yankee, go home!" it was men like Zemurray they had in mind. Rich Cohen's brilliant historical profile The Fish That Ate the Whale unveils Zemurray as a hidden kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary, driven by an indomitable will to succeed. Known as El Amigo, the Gringo, or simply Z, the Banana Man lived one of the great untold stories of the last hundred years. Starting with nothing but a cart of freckled bananas, he built a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, mercenary soldiers, Honduran peasants, CIA agents, and American statesmen. From hustling on the docks of New Orleans to overthrowing Central American governments, from feuding with Huey Long to working with the Dulles brothers, Zemurray emerges as an unforgettable figure, connected to the birth of modern American diplomacy, public relations, business, and war—a monumental life that reads like a parable of the American dream.

Good Intentions Gone Awry

Emma Crosby and the Methodist Mission on the Northwest Coast

Author: Jan Hare,Jean Barman

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774840692

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 5786

Emma Crosby's letters to family and friends in Ontario shed light on a critical era and bear witness to the contribution of missionary wives. They mirror the hardships and isolation she faced as well as her assumptions about the supremacy of Euro-Canadian society and of Christianity. They speak to her "good intentions" and to the factors that caused them to "go awry." The authors critically represent Emma's sincere convictions towards mission work and the running of the Crosby Girls' Home (later to become a residential school), while at the same time exposing them as a product of the times in which she lived. They also examine the roles of Native and mixed-race intermediaries who made possible the feats attributed to Thomas Crosby as a heroic male missionary persevering on his own against tremendous odds.

The Bizarre Biloxi Bazaar

Author: Mouise Thomas Richards

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479721816

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 9351

A story of a boys rise from poverty and the people who inspired him and helped him along the way to achieve his goals. A perspective of the life of a person indebted to the contributions and associations of family, friends, and teachers.

Christmas on Main Street

Author: JoAnn Ross,Susan Donovan,LuAnn McLane,Alexis Morgan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101621435

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 538

‘Tis the season to fall in love in these four small towns. In “Christmas in Shelter Bay,” New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross returns to Shelter Bay, where Kelli has long tried to keep her feelings for her friend Cole a secret. But when the local matchmakers conspire to send them to a secluded lakeside cabin, the two friends soon discover that a little love will keep them warm. TV producer Nathaniel Ravelle knows the Bayberry Island mermaid legend is a joke— how could a statue grant a wish for true love? But when a Christmas Nor’easter lands him in close quarters with local Annie Parker, they see magic at work in matters of the heart in New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan’s “A Seaside Christmas.” In LuAnn McLane’s “Mistletoe on Main Street,” Clint isn’t sure how to rekindle his romance with high school sweetheart Ava—until his father bows out of playing Santa at the annual Cricket Creek holiday parade and Clint gets the chance to make this Christmas one to remember. And in Alexis Morgan’s “The Christmas Gift”, business is booming at Bridey Roke’s pastry shop. Everyone in town stops in to sample her holiday treats. But in her spare moments, she’s perfecting a special recipe to charm the handsome new neighbor—who has his own surprise gift for her come Christmas Eve!

The American Gazetteer

Exhibiting a Full Account of the Civil Divisions, Rivers, Harbours, Indian Tribes, &c. of the American Continent, Also of the West India and Other Appendant Islands; with a Particular Description of Louisiana

Author: Jedidiah Morse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

Page: 628

View: 3649

Auf Deutsch!

Author: Rosi McNab,Alan O'Brien

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435386207

Category: German language

Page: 126

View: 2489

Pupils of all abilities work on the same core activities and move together from unit to unit. This helps to build pupils' confidence and makes course management easier.Activities are stepped and open-ended, enabling pupils to work at their own pace and

Worker in the Light

Unlock Your Five Senses and Liberate Your Limitless Potential

Author: George Noory,William J. Birnes

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429983744

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 476

George R. Noory is the host of America's top late-night radio talk show, Coast to Coast AM, which is broadcast to more than 500 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada and streamed over the Internet to more than ten million people, five nights a week. Noory truly believes that there are forces, both good and evil, at work on Earth, forces that can be harnessed by human beings. Fueled by a transcending experience at a very young age, Noory turned his life into an investigation of the possibilities and influence of such forces, and how we can use them to enhance our lives. Now George Noory has woven his life's work into both an amazing memoir and a miraculous key that readers can use to unlock the secret to their own sensual transcendence and liberate their limitless potential. Through Worker in the Light, George Noory will show readers how to: *Unlock the secrets to unlimited spiritual growth *Transcend all doubts and fears *Shatter the prison walls of their five senses *Deploy the power of intuition to see the future *Free themselves from the confines of time *Facilitate the power of lucid dreaming Through easily understood, step-by-step instructions, and examples from his own life, George Noory shows how he has surpassed his own limitations and frustrations, how he has freed himself from doubts and fears, and how he glimpsed the right way out of life's desperate straits. He will teach readers how to overcome fear and doubt and find happiness and success. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A winter circuit of our Arctic coast

Author: Hudson Stuck

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5878166518

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 5682

A winter circuit of our Arctic coast. A narrative of a journey with dog-sleds around the entire Arctic coast of Alaska.

Murihiku

A History of the South Island of New Zealand and the Islands Adjacent and Lying to the South, from 1642 to 1835

Author: Robert McNab

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108039995

Category: History

Page: 550

View: 5104

The third, 1909 edition of McNab's influential 1905 history of European contact with New Zealand's South Island before 1840.

Married under the Influence

A True Story

Author: Harmony Rose

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480810517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

View: 8286

As the wife of an alcoholic, author Harmony Rose searched for some validity to her emotions: she didn’t want to feel crazy anymore or continue to carry the shame and blame that came with her husband’s alcoholism. In Married under the Influence, she shares her story of living year after year with a husband who is an alcoholic. With excerpts from her journal entries, Rose tells how all she ever wanted was to be loved by the man she had given her heart to, but she had no idea how to reach him, even briefly contemplating suicide. Then, she had a spiritual awakening that changed their lives forever. She tells the details of her journey to not only help her understand and heal, but to help others. Including interviews with recovering alcoholics and with other wives whose husbands are alcoholics, Married under the Influence offers stories of strength, love, and hope. It shows how forgiveness can free you from your own emotional prison and how loving unconditionally doesn’t have to mean losing yourself.

Baby-Sitters Club #23: Dawn on the Coast

Author: Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545628083

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7383

Visiting her father on the west coast, Dawn is tempted to stay with him when she enjoys the beach, Disneyland, and a wealth of healthy restaurants, but the homesick baby-sitter fears leaving her mother and all of her friends.

The General Gazetteer

Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary : Containing a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms ... in the Known World : with the Extent, Boundaries, and Natural Productions of Each Country ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 7491

The Turning

A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Author: Andrew E. Hunt

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814773303

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6345

The anti-Vietnam War movement in the United States is perhaps best remembered for its young, counterculture student protesters. However, the Vietnam War was the first conflict in American history in which a substantial number of military personnel actively protested the war while it was in progress. In The Turning, Andrew Hunt reclaims the history of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), an organization that transformed the antiwar movement by placing Vietnam veterans in the forefront of the nationwide struggle to end the war. Misunderstood by both authorities and radicals alike, VVAW members were mostly young men who had served in Vietnam and returned profoundly disillusioned with the rationale for the war and with American conduct in Southeast Asia. Angry, impassioned, and uncompromisingly militant, the VVAW that Hunt chronicles in this first history of the organization posed a formidable threat to America's Vietnam policy and further contributed to the sense that the nation was under siege from within. Based on extensive interviews and in-depth primary research, including recently declassified government files, The Turning is a vivid history of the men who risked censures, stigma, even imprisonment for a cause they believed to be "an extended tour of duty."

A Brief Political and Geographic History of Latin America (Where Are Gran Colombia, La Plata, and Dutch Guiana?)

Author: Earle Rice Jr.

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 161228003X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2736

Where are Gran Colombia, La Plata, and Dutch Guiana? And where are New Granada, the Isle of the True Cross, and the River of Silver? What makes them important? And why should anyone care about them? The answers to all these questions and many more are nestled between the covers of this book. Few things excite the imagination more than the lure of faraway places. The call of strange-sounding names stirs the spirit of adventure in even the most timid among us. Nothing unlocks new vistas like a fresh look at old times and places. So, delve into the pages of this fascinating mini-history of Latin America and fly down to Rio on the wings of imagination. Settle revolutions in New Spain. Chart the waters of the Spanish Main. And climb the mountains known as the Andes. By journey's end you will find that big books sometimes come in small sizes.

Christmas Kisses: Book 5 of Romance on the Ranch Series

Author: Verna Clay

Publisher: Verna Clay

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 9106

Romance on the Ranch Series: Dream Kisses; Honey Kisses; Baby Kisses; Candy Kisses; Christmas Kisses; Rock Star Kisses; Forever Kisses; Forgotten Kisses; Angel Kisses; The Last Kiss Although born into wealth and privilege, Cecelia Brightman has never found the forever-after kind of happiness she seeks. She has devoted her life to helping others through charity work, but now, at the age of forty-two, she can no longer continue along the same path. Much to the chagrin of her parents, she leaves the trappings of wealth to follow her heart to the small town of Paxtonville in Colorado to be near her brother and his large family. As for the hero of Christmas Kisses, he is new to the series and carrying baggage from a previous sorrow that almost destroyed him. However, I have a feeling Cecelia may be the perfect answer for Connor MacKenzie. Can be read as a standalone.