A exciting new biography of America's first lady of flight. As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once even building a roller-coaster in her grandparents' backyard. In her 20s she fell in love with flight while watching an aerobatics exhibition and grew even more enthralled when she took her first airplane ride. At age 24 she earned her pilot's wings and 1928 took part in the transatlantic "Friendship" flight. Her willowy build, wholesome smile, and tousled blonde hair invited comparison to the celebrated pilot Charles Lindbergh, and "Lady Lindy" charmed the public with her unassuming manner. Lori Van Pelt's Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit takes readers through Earhart's career triumphs and tragedies. It explorers not only her accomplishments in the field of flight, but also her struggles in the male-dominated world of aviation. Named to the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age 2006 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
"Once childhood friends, Ben Haynes is taken with Amelia Carlyle when he runs into her at her sister's wedding. Although he will be returning to Kansas and life on his father's ranch, Ben calls on Amelia several times, and they find they have more in common than they first realized. As he leaves for Kansas, they promise to write. Back in Kansas, Ben begins to save money toward a home for Amelia even though he has not made his intentions known. He's relying on God to make a way. Meanwhile, Amelia is presented to society and has several young men vying for her attention. Although Ben has captured Amelia's heart, her parents make every effort to discourage the relationship, even forbidding Amelia to correspond with him. Amelia tells Ben that she will wait for him as long as it takes, but will the love and loss they experience along the way bring them closer or drive them apart forever?"--P.  of cover.
"If you lack the courage to leap into the unknown, you'll never experience the joy of soaring free." The North Tower has fallen and the rebellion against the despotic Lords of Mydren is growing. Conlan wears the Royal Crown and, having proclaimed his ancestral entitlement to the throne as rightful King of Mydren, leads his army to destroy the East Tower. Yet the magical power of the Five is not the unstoppable strength it once seemed. One of their number is dying, their energy has become unbalanced and the elements themselves are stirring, pushing the Avatars into a dangerous gambit. Amelia is happy being a wife and mother, but her life is being torn apart by the man she loves, forcing her into a desperate mission to save him. She must travel the length of Mydren to find those who can aid him and convince them to help. Through internal struggles and external battles, Amelia will be ruthlessly tested. Will these trials forge her resolve into a weapon befitting an Avatar, or will she be crushed in body and soul? Can she find the belief and courage necessary to combat her own fears and protect those she loves? Her family needs her, and love is sacrifice, but is Amelia ready to surrender her entire being to the service of her King?
She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record—among them, the first trans-Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart on a double career as a fighter for women's rights and a tireless crusader for commercial air travel. Doris L. Rich's exhaustively researched biography downplays the “What Happened to Amelia Earhart?” myth by disclosing who Amelia Earhart really was: a woman of three centuries, born in the nineteenth, pioneering in the twentieth, and advocating ideals and dreams relevant to the twenty-first.
Tales of Hunger, Hope, and Healing in Psychotherapy
Author: Judith Ruskay Rabinor
Publisher: Gurze Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Stories have the power to change lives. These compelling tales of seven women and one man are a revealing look at the complexity of eating disorders, the process of psychotherapy, and the healing power of the relationship between therapist and client. Sufferers, their loved ones, and caregivers will benefit from the insights provided by this beautifully written collection.
An intriguing tale of faith, love, and death that spans the generations. When fourteen year old, Amelia Morelli, loses her beloved father in the 9/11 terrorist attack, her near perfect world comes to a stand still. In an attempt to rescue the melancholic Amelia, her Granny Lou, orchestrates a search for the girl's ancestral namesake. The family sleuths travel from their Connecticut home, to the tidewater area of Virginia. With dogged determination, they eventually uncover the truth behind the strange disappearance of the family 19th century matriarch, from her privileged, plantation home. Parallels are drawn between Amelia and her namesake, and lessons from the past speak to the young girl. With the continued support of her Christian family, Amelia begins to heal. In the wake of the family quest, both heroine and reader are left to ponder the impact our ancestors might have upon the living. In a strange twist, this story suggests that our forebears never leave us at all, for better or worse, we leave them.
“Here today, gone tomorrow A dead future leads to sorrow.” Things are disappearing, and their disappearance is not being noticed, as parts of history are being erased. Somehow, the powerful mages discover this problem and know they must act in order to prevent the future from being erased altogether. To do this, someone must travel back in time to the time of the dragon wars, where the origin of the problem seems to originate. Arch Mage Kazin is once again called upon to seek out the problem and neutralize it before it’s too late. Kazin recruits some of his former companions and goes further back in time where they must work very carefully so as not to adversely affect history themselves. Before long, they realize that things are not happening as they should be. History is being altered. Whether directly or indirectly responsible, they soon find themselves chasing a foe far more powerful and omnipotent than they realize. Join Kazin on this new quest, Spirit Blade, Book III of The Dragon Mage Trilogy, where the past and future collide with explosive fury! Check out www.dragonmagetrilogy.com
In this sumptuous group portrait of the six daughters of 'Mad' King George III, acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser takes us into the heart of the British Royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions. Drawing on their extraordinary private correspondence, Fraser gives voice to these handsome, accomplished, extremely well-educated women: Princess Royal, the eldest, constantly at odds with her mother; home-loving, family-minded Augusta; plump Elizabeth, a gifted amateur artist; Mary the bland beauty of the family; Sophia, emotional and prone to take refuge in illness; and Amelia, 'the most turbulent and tempestuous of all the princesses.' Never before has the historical searchlight been turned with such sympathy and acuity on George III and his family.
Queen Caroline (consort of George IV, King of Great Britain)
In the House of Lords, on Charges of Adulterous Intercourse ; Containing a Full and Accurate Detail of the Evidence of the Witnesses, the Speeches of Counsel, and All Other Proceedings in this Extraordinary Trial. The Examination of the Witnesses, and the Documentary Testimony, Printed Verbatim from the Journals of the House of Peers: the Whole Illustrated by Explanatory Notes, and Embellished with Faithful and Highly-finished Portraits, &c. in Two Volumes
Author: Queen Caroline (consort of George IV, King of Great Britain)
The Justice Keepers is the final book in the Keeper series. As with the first two books, the twist and turns dont stop until the final chapter. The race is on to stop the sadistic killer known as the Boston Harbor Killer. The FBI and Boston Homicide Division have evidence that Amelia Kent could be the killer. Could the fears of the people that love her be coming true? Has she become what her brother said she would be; a vessel of death? Go on the hunt with the authorities to uncover the truth and find Justice for Amelia.
A Domestic Bliss Mystery #8 “Sparkles with charm, design lore, and a sleuth with a great mantra. Cozy fans will embrace the Domestic Bliss series.” —Carolyn Hart, Edgar Award-winning author of Letters from Home “TREND: For killer decorating tips, pick up Death by Inferior Design...advice is woven into this whodunit featuring rival designers as sleuths.” –House and Garden Magazine With her nuptials less than 3 weeks away, Erin Gilbert is designing a wine cellar for Aunt Bea—Steve Sullivan's honorary “Aunt” (who Steve privately calls “the loon from the family closet”). But Erin, not as much of a skeptic as Steve, fears that Aunt Bea's prediction that they “unleashed an evil spirit” during construction in her cellar could come true!! Drew, Steve’s best man, loses all of his money and Steve loans him what he needs to finish his restaurant, which touches off a pre-wedding argument between Gilbert and Sullivan. Drew, now a reckless ladies’ man and depraved partier, seems to be intentionally exacerbating the tension between bride and groom... When the new chef, the colorful Lucas LeBlanc, crashes the couple's wedding shower and brings his own hors d'oeuvres to serve, Erin’s wedding planner collapses—his face bright red—and dies. The police discover a sapphire necklace in his pocket—a family a gift from Aunt Bea that has caused family disquiet before...and suddenly, everyone’s a suspect!! If she doesn’t find the real killer soon, Erin fears that the wedding she so carefully planned, will end in ruin!
Broome, LaTourette, and Mercereau Families of New York and Connecticut If you have a connection to Staten Island, New York, you probably have a connection to these families. The LaTourette and Mercereau families came separately to Staten Island from France in the late 17th century. They were French Huguenots who left France for religious freedom and were among the small number of early settlers on Staten Island. There were a lot of intermarriages between the LaTourette and Mercereau families and with the other Staten Island families, such as Broome, Chadrayne, Corsen, Doucinet, Lake, Poillon, and Vanderbilt. Later generations went further afield, though not very far to Manhattan Island (New York City), Long Island, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to include Barnard, Chetwood, Fay, Gould, Jarvis, LaGrange, Phelps, Platt, and Smith. And still later, they included other families in other states. This book tells the stories of these early American settlers and their descendants. Even if you dont know of a connection to Staten Island, you may find a connection to a later descendant. And you will learn about early difficulties and successes of these pioneers.
At college in 1980s Luton, Robbie Goulding, an Irish-born teenager, meets the elusive Fran Mulvey, an orphaned Vietnamese refugee. Together they form a band. Joined by cellist Sarah-Thérèse Sherlock and her twin brother Seán on drums, The Ships in the Night set out to chase fame. But the story of this makeshift family is haunted by ghosts from the past. Spanning 25 years, The Thrill of it All rewinds and fast-forwards through an evocative soundtrack of struggle and laughter. Infused with blues, ska, classic showtunes, New Wave and punk, using interviews, lyrics, memoirs and diaries, the tale stretches from suburban England to Manhattan’s East Village, from Thatcher-era London to the Hollywood Bowl, from the meadows of the Glastonbury Festival to a wintry Long Island, culminating in a Dublin evening in July 2012, a night that changes everything. A story of loyalties, friendship, the call of the muse, and the beguiling shimmer of teenage dreams, this is a warm-hearted, funny and deeply moving novel for anyone that’s ever loved a song.