The Innkeeper's Daughter

Author: Val Wood

Publisher: Random House


Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 832

Holderness, 1846. For reliable, thirteen-year-old Bella, life isn’t turning out quite as she’d hoped. She lives at the Woodman Inn – an ancient hostelry run by her family in the Yorkshire countryside – surrounded by two older brothers who never pull their weight and a flighty younger sister. When Bella learns not only that her father is seriously ill, but that her mother is expecting a fifth child, her dreams of leaving home to become a schoolteacher are quickly dashed. Times are hard, and when their father dies Bella also has to take on the role of mother to her baby brother. Her days are brightened by the occasional visit from Jamie Lucan – the eighteen-year-old son of a wealthy landowner in a neighbouring coastal village. Also grieving the loss of a parent, Jamie has more in common with Bella than she thinks. When her mother announces out of the blue that she wants to move the family to Hull, Bella is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. They arrive to find that the public house they are now committed to buying is run-down and dilapidated. Could things get any worse? Or could this move turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Bella?

The Innkeeper's Daughter

Author: Jill Briscoe

Publisher: Ideals Childrens Books


Category: Christmas stories.

Page: 48

View: 406

A young girl with crippled hands holds the baby Jesus and finds that her hands are miraculously cured.

The Innkeeper's Daughter

Author: Barbara Cohen

Publisher: Beech Tree Paperback Book


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 159

View: 690

Helping her widowed mother run a small inn provides 16-year-old Rachel with many opportunities to adjust to growing up.

The Innkeeper's Daughter

Author: Michelle Griep

Publisher: Barbour Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 589

A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue. . .until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm. All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother. Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.

Hungarian Folktales

The Art of Zsuzsanna Palk-

Author: Linda Degh

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

View: 737

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Jewish Story Finder

A Guide to 668 Tales Listing Subjects and Sources, 2d ed.

Author: Sharon Barcan Elswit

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 501

Storytelling, as oral tradition and in writing, has long played a central role in Jewish society. Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography identifies 668 Jewish folktales by title and subject, summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some centuries old and others freshly imagined, the tales include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes for festivals and holidays. Themes include justice, community, cause and effect, and mitzvahs, or good deeds. This second edition nearly doubles the number of stories and expands the guide’s global reach, with new pieces from Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Chile. Subject cross-references and a glossary complete the volume, a living tool for understanding the ever-evolving world of Jewish folklore.