Andrew Sumner is certain that new flame Charlie is the woman of his dreams, until strange things begin happening to him and misfortune strikes his loved ones, forcing him to face a frightening prospect.
No one knows how unpredictable first graders can be better than a first-grade teacher. In Mommy Couldn’t Find Her Eyelashes, retired elementary educator Mary Jane Fizer shares excerpts from written papers and some of her favorite amusing and poignant conversations with her first-grade students, providing an unforgettable glimpse into the innocent, often uncensored minds and imaginations of children. Fizer relies on more than forty years of experience in a classroom environment to offer a diverse compilation of funny sayings and heartfelt moments she experienced with her students. From the student who said he wanted to be both the President of the United States and a forklift operator to the boy who announced that he needed to see the nurse because he thought he had head lights, Fizer recalls the unpredictable moments of every day she spent in front of a classroom serving not only as a teacher, but also as a role model, stand-in mother, and a source of information who had to somehow find a creative answer to every creative question. Mommy Couldn’t Find Her Eyelashes is a delightful collection of quotes from children that encourages all of us to find the pure happiness in every day—even when we are all grown up.
A famous little book based on the teaching of Fr. Chaminade. "Conversations" between the disciple of Mary on the one hand and Jesus and the Blessed Mother on the other. All about imitation of Our Lord's filial love for His Mother. Leads the soul to be an apostle in daily life; bringing others to Jesus and Mary. A complete; practical program of life; uniting one to Jesus and Mary. Beloved spiritual classic.
Jean Plaidy's Tudor/Stuart series continues with the story of Mary Stuart's turbulent years of reign before her 19 year imprisonment by Elizabeth I. At just six days old, Mary Stuart became Queen of Scots. At just six years old she was betrothed to the Dauphin François, the future King of France. Reluctantly leaving Scotland, Mary is raised in the decadent French court in preparation to become the Queen of France. But her reign with François is short-lived. Widowed at just eighteen years old, Mary is once again forced to leave her home to return to Scotland. Now a Catholic queen of a Protestant country, Mary must rule with caution and choose her next husband prudently...
Shortly before the onset of hostilities in Europe in 1939, the celebrated Italian conductor, Maestro Marcantonio Omodei, departs Rome to accept a position with New York's Metropolitan Opera Company under Toscanini. His wife, Anita, plans to join him after the arrival of their precious baby. Christened Marcus Aurelius, the boy is born amidst the first salvos of the European war. Separated from his family for the duration of hostilities, the Maestro is forced, enemy alien status notwithstanding, to endure the mild discomforts of wartime New York City, while mother and child are left to face an uncertain future. Reconciled to a long separation from the one true love of her life, Anita manages the resulting trials with grit and humor. The experience stirs her to reassess her ancestral values, a process that dramatically transforms not only her world, but also her very being. Through it all, Anita is abetted by two childhood friends: Adriana, a blasphemous and fiercely cynical spinster, and a worldly nun named Eugenia. Wrenched from the fringes of her relatively humdrum purgatory, Anita is swept into the vortex of a developing tempest and the deceptive calm that follows its conclusion.
From poems of memory and family through its extraordinary voyaging sequences "Via Appia" and "To Ithaca," Ron Smith's Moon Road embodies the experiences and some of the more elusive lessons of marriage, fatherhood, teaching, sports, and travel. Domestic poems give way to poems of pilgrimage and witness, to poems of literary homage and metaphysical questioning. A mind nurtured in the mid-twentieth-century Deep South drifts north and west and finally abroad, and sometimes into visionary, mysterious pasts. With skeptical reverence, the poems hunger for and dramatize a search for immanence and transcendence. Many poems examine the fear of meaninglessness, the griefs of separation and alienation, and the limits as well as the powers of language.
Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there's the reason Lauren can't admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend's older brother. Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He's the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever—until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.
An armless patient grapples with the woman who tends to him. A young man chases his destiny from here until tomorrow. A thousand people with scars stay home for one day. Vinciguerra, the debut of young author Elaine Castillo, voyages into an exploration of human discovery, and of the people we can become when we're not watching.
Deidra Norris is one of her firm's head advertisers. She is a beautiful, strong God-fearing black woman. She meets this handsome young man name Teddy at her friend's birthday party. He seems to be too good to be true. Later, she finds out that he works at one of her firm's biggest competitors. Does he really like her, or is he trying to steal clients and/or ideas? One of owners of the firm Deidra works at is planning on retiring soon. The other partners are looking for someone to replace him. There are only two people that they would consider for the position, one is Deidra and another is Paul Jacobs. Paul used to be her ally, but since the partnership position opened, he is her biggest adversary. Myra, Deidra's best friend since childhood, is being stalked by a psychopath; and when Deidra steps in to help, the stalker comes after her too. Neither Myra nor Deidra is the real person that the stalker wants; but through them, he will trap his real victim, who is someone really close to both of them. Deidra is surrounded by constant drama at work, at home, in her love life, and with family and friends.