After serving as a St. Louis Metropolitan police officer for four years, Kris became unsettled and set out on a new path in life. She now finds herself haunted by the events that led her to leave her dream career earlier than she ever planned.THE RIDE HOME will take the reader through the underground world that is the "Code of Silence" and across "The Thin Blue Line" that many police officers live by. Kris will meet her demons head on as she realizes the past never really stays in the past. As she now comes face to face with these demons that haunt her in her sleep, Kris also reestablishes relationships with people who hold her fate in their hands. This new path has set Kris to work on unravelling the events that led up to THE RIDE HOME.
The Ride Home is the best of Life & Sports, Faith & Leading, Honesty & Character. It speaks on the importance of being prepared, chasing our dreams, & staying "in the game." It relates true life experiences wrapped in small-town sports stories that will impact players, parents, and participants, inviting us all to sit back, relax & enjoy the ride.
RIDE ALONG INTO DANGER Traveling under an alias, the last thing gunman Clip Haynes wanted was attention. But Basin City needed a town-taming marshal, and a cold-blooded murderer was hiding behind Haynes’s real name. Now Haynes was coming out of hiding to protect his honor, save a town, and catch a killer—even if it cost him his life. Lou Morgan was as tough as they came. But it wasn’t just the money or the challenge that motivated him to take on a suicide job involving a buried Spanish treasure and two greedy killers. It was love for a beautiful señorita who had left him for dead years ago. It’s not easy being the new schoolma’am in town . . . especially when you’re a man. But Van Brady isn’t quite the tenderfoot he seems, and before he’s through he’ll teach a few hard cases a lesson they’ll never forget. From the rough-and-tumble streets of San Francisco to the dry desert plains of Texas, from a roughshod gambler willing to wager his own life on a single bet to a killer with a heart, here are stirring tales of the Old West as only Louis L’Amour can write them, tales of men and women risking their lives, fighting their wars, and standing tall on the American frontier.
After the loss of her mother, Harley can barely handle her grief. But the start of summer marks new beginnings, and Harley leaves for a cross-country road trip to scatter her mother's ashes with Dean, her friend (with benefits). The two ride by motorcycle, reconnecting with people who knew her mother along the way. But it's not long before Harley realizes she's pregnant...with Dean's child. And as Harley learns that her mother faced similar choices during her own pregnancy, Harley must come to terms with her mother's past to make a difficult decision about her own future.
"An Apache warrior bent down from his horse, its glossy black flanks still heaving from exertion, to pick me up. As his hand grabbed my arm I bit hard into the flesh of his forearm. It was a deep bite and he shouted with pain. The other Apaches laughed loudly at his discomfort. He reached down again. I tried the same tactic but this time he was too quick. He jerked me upwards onto his horse and sat me in front of him. I fought like a cornered bobcat, spitting, biting and clawing. He struck me on the back of the neck. A vivid flash, then darkness." Thus begins the saga of Pedro Bautista captured by the Apache Indians when he was nine years old after a raid on his Mexican village. Adopted into the tribe, he absorbed their culture and survived their eventual confrontation and defeat by American troops. "Denver Westerner's Roundup" said "This work offers the reader some understanding of tribal organization, courtship, and the raiding way of life of these people. Short novels such as Apache serve a most useful purpose by appealing to those readers who are not likely to sit down and wade through a long scholarly work on the Apache or other topics. This is an interesting story that reaches an important audience." * * * * * Grant Gall, a former news reporter and news editor, is one of England's foremost authorities on Western American history. He has appeared on BBC television and radio programs dealing with the Apache Indian Wars.
Noted Southern novelist Vicki Covington's Night Ride Home marks the second book in our Literature and the Religious Spirit Series. The series seeks to introduce new readers--and reintroduce old -- to works that integrate literary greatness with a serious consideration of theological issues or religious themes. Each work features an introduction by a major writer or scholar, an interview with the author, and a bibliography, making each book perfectly suited for classroom use.
Writing helped me overcome depression as a teen and as a young adult. The Bus Ride Home is a book of quotes, poems, and thoughts during my childhood, teenage and young adult years. It all started one day from a ride home from school as I look out the bus window. These are the years that the majority of us feel alone and misunderstood and I hope that this book will help someone realize that they are not alone and many of us like myself understands.
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Love, Loss, and a Little White Horse, a Family Memoir
Author: Christine Hemp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
** "This memoir seems written directly from Hemp’s soul, as she beautifully shares her moving story of learning to love and trust again after loss."--Booklist ** Christine Hemp's debut work of nonfiction, Wild Ride Home, is a brilliant memoir, looping themes of finding love and losing love, of going away and coming home, of the wretched course of Alzheimer's, of cancer, of lost pregnancies, of fly fishing and horsemanship, of second chances, and, ultimately, of the triumph of love and family--all told within the framework of the training of a little white horse named Buddy. Wild Ride Home invites the reader into the close Hemp family, which believes beauty and humor outshine the most devastating circumstances. Such optimism is challenged when the author suffers a series of blows: a dangerous fiancé, her mother’s dementia, unexpected death and illness. Buddy, a feisty, unforgettable little Arabian horse with his own history to overcome, offers her a chance to look back on her own life and learn to trust again, not only others, but more importantly, herself. Hemp skillfully guides us through a memoir that is, despite devastating loss, above all, an ode to joy.
Mark is a city kid who has come to a small town to live with his grandmother after his mom goes into rehab. He has to take a school bus home for the first time. The long, noisy ride home is nothing like riding city transit. There’s some kind of secret code of knowing where you’re allowed to sit, the kids scream non-stop, and there’s pudding and cheese flying through the air. Someone even tries to set Mark’s seat on fire. Mark quickly decides that all these kids are nuts and does his best to avoid interacting with any of them. But when the bus is involved in a serious accident, Mark has to work with a couple of other students to get everybody to safety. He soon learns that he has more in common with these rural kids than he would ever have imagined. In turns funny and heartbreaking, The Ride Home is about learning that not everything is as it seems and that everyone has a story.
He came in search of his missing horse...and wound up losing his heart. David Parsons is on the verge of making his pro rodeo dreams come true when his one-in-a-million rope horse, Muddy, goes missing. In the aftermath, David loses everything. His career, his fiancee, his pride. Four years later, David is clawing his way out of the ruins and back up the rankings when he gets the miracle he's prayed for. Muddy has been found on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation. But repossessing Muddy is unexpectedly complicated. Kylan, the teenager on Muddy's back, has had a lifetime of hard knocks. His custodial aunt, Mary Steele, will fight like a mama bear to make sure losing this horse isn't the blow that levels the boy. Even if it's at David's expense. David is faced with a soul-wrenching dilemma. Taking back his own future could destroy Kylan's. And ruin any chance he might have with the fierce, fascinating Mary. It's a long, hard ride to the top of the rodeo world. And for David, an even longer ride home. Unless he can find a trail that leads to both. Warning: This book is blush proof. Should come with a "prim and proper" warning label. There is no nudity, no violence to speak of, but there is some sensual kissing and mildly R-rated language.
Includes never-before-seen chapters! Twelve-year-old Andrea "Andi" Carter attracts trouble the way her palomino horse, Taffy, attracts flies on a hot summer day. Andi's entire family and the staff at the Circle C Ranch treat her like such a pesky kid that she sometimes wonders if they would all be better off without her. After a particularly scary incident where Andi gets in trouble once again, she saddles up Taffy and runs away from home. But her escape quickly leads to frightening encounters with a horse thief and a vicious young lady--all of which makes Andi realize that there really is no place like home. Susan Marlow's captivating characters have even more to say in this newly expanded edition of a classic Andi story.
Jeannie's husband of forty years died suddenly while out of town on business. She was left stunned and devastated. The Long Ride Home is a candid account of her struggle to get her life back. Through her journal entries, she takes the reader through the first two years of her grief, always straightforward and honest and often humorous. No holds are barred as she shares her fear, her pain, her anger, her loss, and her love. This is a powerful testimony that life goes on while grieving and healing and making happiness a choice. An inspiration to a grieving heart!It takes courage to share the rawest of human emotions and thoughts in the journey of grieving. This rare look into the bleeding of loss and heart break is an invaluable source of wisdom. Through the acceptance of the actuality of the present (no matter how painful, frightening, and undesirable) healing comes about. Between the words and the pages, we get to watch it unfold and be discovered.—Donna Crawford, author of Developing Emotional Intelligence, Chicago, ILThe Long Ride Home is a powerful true story of the journey from fear and hopelessness to a place of self-discovery and renewed happiness after the sudden death of the author's husband. This book serves as an inspiration to all who have lost a loved one and one I'm happy to recommend to friends and those I meet through my interactions with victims of crime or sudden death. Read The Long Ride Home and then send a copy to all you know who could use a hand up through their own difficult live journeys, you'll be glad you did.—Patricia Hung, Police Constable and the mother of a murdered teen, Toronto, Canada.The Long Ride Home by Jeannie Vansickle is a wonderful, heartfelt account of the sudden death of her husband. Her raw honest approach will make you laugh and make you cry. As you travel with Jeannie, she takes you through her journey of grief and acceptance as she finds her way to joy. A must read for everyone who has experienced the loss of a close loved one.—Gretchen M. Fox, Certified Life Coach / SRT Consultant, Cincinnati, Ohio
Theo Belk is the quintessential gunfighter: rootless, ruthless, and deadly. In the fierce and lawless Western frontier of 1874 these traits were what was needed to stay alive. Haunted by the ghosts of the men he's killed, there is one man he has set out to destroy...Louis Gasceaux, the man who murdered his parents while a younger Theo watched. But the trail Theo's following is long and bloody...and Louis always seems to stay a few steps ahead. This is how it was--from gritty buffalo and gold camps to brawling, building towns like Denver, Cheyenne, and Dodge City, populated with ambitious dreamers, deluded fools, and pragmatic women. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.