The Summer of Serendipity

The magical feel good perfect holiday read

Author: Ali McNamara

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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'Wonderfully romantic, full of mystery and magic. I fell in love with Ballykiltara!' - Cathy Bramley You'll find a warm welcome in the latest novel from Ali McNamara, bestselling author of The Little Flower Shop by the Sea and From Notting Hill with Love, Actually One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it. 'The Welcome House' is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor. While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel. But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious 'Welcome House'? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness? 'Breathtakingly scenic, full of love, friendship, romance, magic... made me want to move to Ballykiltara right away' - Alex Brown, author of The Secret of Orchard Cottage What readers are saying about The Summer of Serendipity 'A really heartwarming novel' - The Booktrail 'A magical read full of mystery, romance and mythical Irish charm. This summery novel will make you look at your own life with new eyes and see that spark of magic in the stories that surround you every day' - Laura Bambrey Books 'An enticing novel, bringing together a wonderful story, filled with friendly, realistic characters, gorgeous scenery, and a little bit of magic' - Whispering Stories 'Another warm and funny love story from Ali and I highly recommend escaping with it this summer' - One More Page 'I had a feeling I would fall in love with this tale and that's exactly what I did!' - Fiction Dreams

From Longbourn to Pemberley, First Year of the Seasons of Serendipity

A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Author: Elizabeth Ann West

Publisher: Pemberley Possibilitis


Category: Fiction


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The Seasons of Serendipity are four years of imagined storyline for the Bennet daughters after supposing they lost their beloved father at the beginning of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. From Longbourn to Pemberley traces the first year of their lives, as each daughter of Robert Bennet fights for her own happily ever after. This is a boxed set of the previously published A Winter Wrong, A Spring Sentiment, A Summer Shame, and An Autumn Accord designed specifically for readers who want to sit down and enjoy the story as one novel as the novellas were planned to fulfill a story arc this way.

East Texas Serendipity

Discovering Stories, History, and Tales from an East Texan’S Perspective

Author: Neal Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

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This book explores the answers to lifes many questions, such as the following: Who was Sam Hill? What is Adams off ox? What is the difference between a redneck and a good ole boy? It is a lead pipe since you will enjoy reading this book because it is what it is, a fair-to-middling, rule-of-thumb, bird-in-the-hand explanation of the questions that you have always wanted to ask but never got around to.

The Development of Southeastern Archaeology

Author: Jay K. Johnson

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


Category: History

Page: 343

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Ten scholars whose specialties range from ethnohistory to remote sensing and lithic analysis to bioarchaeology chronicle changes in the way prehistory in the Southeast has been studied since the 19th century. Each brings to the task the particular perspective of his or her own subdiscipline in this multifaceted overview of the history of archaeology in a region that has had an important but variable role in the overall development of North American archaeology. Some of the specialties discussed in this book were traditionally relegated to appendixes or ignored completely in site reports more than 20 years old. Today, most are integral parts of such reports, but this integration has been hard won. Other specialties have been and will continue to be of central concern to archaeologists. Each chapter details the way changes in method can be related to changes in theory by reviewing major landmarks in the literature. As a consequence, the reader can compare the development of each subdiscipline. As the first book of this kind to deal specifically with the region, it be will valuable to archaeologists everywhere. The general reader will find the book of interest because the development of southeastern archaeology reflects trends in the development of social science as a whole. Contributors include: Jay K. Johnson, David S. Brose, Jon L. Gibson, Maria O. Smith, Patricia K. Galloway, Elizabeth J. Reitz, Kristen J. Gremillion, Ronald L. Bishop, Veletta Canouts, and W. Fredrick Limp

Wisdom Beyond Words

The Buddhist Vision of Ultimate Reality

Author: S. Sangharakshita

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe


Category: Buddhism

Page: 295

View: 289

It is all very well to expect Buddhism to be meaningful to where we are here and now but where is here and when is now.?Ever since the Buddha`s lifetime people have been trying to express the ultimate meaning of Buddhism in a form that makes complete rational sense.They are unique, extraordinary teachings, addressing the practical, everyday concerns of Buddhists, but in a way that can leave the rational mind spinning.

Heroes of the Age

Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

Author: David B. Edwards

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: History

Page: 307

View: 446

Edwards contends that Afghanistan's troubles derive less from foreign forces and the ideological divisions between groups than they do from the moral incoherence of Afghanistan itself.


An Ecologist's Quest to Understand Nature

Author: James A. Estes

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Science

Page: 256

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"Many of the findings in the book . . . are classics of ecology. . . . A rare and delightful insight into timely science."—Jane Lubchenco, Nature "Estes's refreshing narrative deftly weaves rigorous science with personal reflection to create an absorbing and introspective read that is equal parts memoir, ecological textbook, and motivational guidebook for young ecologists."—Science To newly minted biologist James Estes, the sea otters he was studying in the leafy kelp forests off the coast of Alaska appeared to have an unbalanced relationship with their greater environment. Gorging themselves on the sea urchins that grazed among the kelp, these small charismatic mammals seemed to give little back in return. But as Estes dug deeper, he unearthed a far more complex relationship between the otter and its underwater environment, discovering that otters play a critical role in driving positive ecosystem dynamics. While teasing out the connective threads, he began to question our assumptions about ecological relationships. These questions would ultimately inspire a lifelong quest to better understand the surprising complexity of our natural world and the unexpected ways we discover it. Serendipity tells the story of James Estes’s life as a naturalist and the concepts that have driven his interest in researching the ecological role of top-level predators. Using the relationships between sea otters, kelp, and sea urchins as a touchstone, Estes retraces his investigations of numerous other species, ecosystems, and ecological processes in an attempt to discover why ecologists can learn so many details about the systems in which they work and yet understand so little about the broader processes that influence these systems. Part memoir, part natural history, and deeply inquisitive, Serendipity will entertain and inform readers as it raises thoughtful questions about our relationship with the natural world.

Because of the Roses

Author: Sarah Taggart

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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When, as a consequence of an automobile accident, sisters Patsy and Kate discover remarkable wall paintings of roses in a ramshackle old house, they are tormented by the realization that the paintings will be lost if the house is destroyed. Their obsession with saving the house, and therefore the paintings, results in possible danger as new friends lead them into the surprising world of international art. Their horizons expand as the mystery surrounding the paintings gradually unfolds, and their personal worlds are thereby enlarged and enriched in unexpected ways.

Evidence of Mice

Author: Beverly M. Rathbun

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Closer to her sixtieth birthday then she cared to admit, disillusioned by the very institution that she'd been called to serve, the Reverend, Doctor Deidre Knolles and her husband, Gabe Lewis, roll into the town of Southport, hapless and homeless, hoping to find refuge with their long time friends Bobbie and Thorn Foster. But the Fosters have a house full of teenagers and troubles of their own. Complicating matters further, is the sudden appearance of Sister Mari Hanely, Deidre's crazy colleague and cohort. Finding your way at any age is a challenge. Evidence of Mice is a story of shake-ups, break-ups, and make-ups, and ultimately, a testament to the innovative nature of The human spirit.

Seasons of War 2-Book Bundle

Come Looking for Me / Second Summer of War

Author: Cheryl Cooper

Publisher: Dundurn


Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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This two-ebook bundle presents both books of Cheryl Cooper’s Seasons of War saga. Set against a backdrop of the naval War of 1812, the Seasons of War series revolves around the central character of 18-year-old Emily, a granddaughter of King George III and niece of the Prince Regent. Finding the royal House of Hanover dull and disagreeable to her spirited nature, she searches for the adventure and forbidden freedom. She risks a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in June of 1813, hoping for an adventure in Canada. But she never arrives. Deadly battles on the high seas and a captain hell-bent on revengetransform her voyage into a gripping drama of treachery and tragedy. Includes: Come Looking for Me Second Summer of War