A heartwarming and moving novel of family and love from the international bestselling author of the “effortless and deeply satisfying” (Glamour, UK) Love Always. They say love feels like going home…but what if your home is no longer there? Leaving her tiny flat in London—and a whole host of headaches behind—Lizzy Walter is making the familiar journey back home to spend Christmas with her chaotic but big-hearted family. In an ever-changing world, her parents’ country home, Keeper House, is the one constant. But behind the mistletoe and mince pies, family secrets and rivalries lurk. And when David, the Love of Her Life—or so she thought—makes an unexpected reappearance, this one ranks as a Christmas she would definitely rather forget. As winter slowly turns to spring, all the things that Lizzy has taken for granted begin to shift. Keeper House is in jeopardy and might have to be sold for reasons Lizzy doesn’t understand. Her family seems fractured like never before. And, with a new man in her life, she may finally have to kiss her dream of a reunion with David goodbye. By the time the Walters gather at Keeper House for a summer wedding, the stakes have never been higher—for Lizzy, for her family, and for love.
Book 1 of The Survivalist Series If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter’s car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country’s power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored—if it ever will be. An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back. During the grueling trek from Tallahassee to his home in Lake County, chaos threatens his every step but Morgan is hell-bent on getting home to his wife and daughters—and he’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen. Fans of James Wesley Rawles, William R. Forstchen's One Second After, and The End by G. Michael Hopf will revel in A. American's apocalyptic tale.
At the Happy Paws Rescue Centre, every pet dreams of one thing: going home. But Ralph, Mitch, Bessie and Fred are the no-hopers: dogs so difficult or troublesome they aren't expected to ever go home. Ralph's face is scarred. Bessie can't stand to be touched. Mitch can't stop chasing cats and Fred . . . has just given up. Who'd want to adopt any of them instead of a cute little puppy? But when Happy Paws reviews its policy of never putting an unwanted pet down, time starts running out for the dogs. Can they prove that they're worth a second chance? Will there be hope for the no-hopers after all?
Common Ground has been open one full year and is proving to be a successful and popular coffee shop. A group of misfits have become the cornerstone to Josie's success, which in turn, affords them opportunities to regain lost confidences. Josie keeps a journal in an effort to recall memories, but her journal reveals memories can often be very elusive. She discovers in her entries that looking toward the future is often tied to events of the past. Going home brings memories; and those memories, in turn, bring us right back home again. Home is the source of everything: hope, faith, struggles, security, sadness, and blessings. Home is family and where memories and futures are built. It is a place of love. It can be life's ultimate destination. Everyone searches for a home. But sometimes, home chooses you.
Death is the one experience we all have in common. It is the one reality which we try to avoid but are forced to face. We should prepare for death as faithfully as we would prepare for the birth of a child. These meditations are written to encourage and strengthen the faith of believers as they face death, the gateway to eternal life. God’s Word is a great source of comfort during all the trials of life. In these simple Scriptural meditations, the author has sought to help the believer prepare to meet their Lord. It is a book for terminally ill patients, pastors, care-givers, and all who would follow the advice of Luther, who counseled that we should prepare for death while we are living, that when we are dying, we may embrace eternal life.
As a teen, Jennifer LeBlanc flees her rural hometown of Modock, Maine after the deaths of her parents and vows never to return. While attending Harvard Business School on a full scholarship, Jennifer meets and falls in love with Bradley Maderon, a financial genius who runs BostonÕs largest hedge fund. Jennifer becomes the CFO of BradleyÕs empire, but when he is arrested and the government seizes all of their assets, Jennifer is forced to return to Maine and confront the trauma that she has repressed all of these years. With the help of her sister's Great Danes, Angel and Mercy, Jennifer searches for a way to overcome her grief, learn to appreciate the gifts that life gives, and, perhaps, to find love.
GOING HOME charts a journey of travel and return as experienced by Sista V (a.k.a. Vaughnette Goode-Walker) creator of the popular Footprints of Savannah Walking Tour and a long-time hostess of poetry open mics in Savannah, Georgia, and elsewhere.
Thirty years ago there were nine African Americans in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today there are four times that number. In Going Home, the dean of congressional studies, Richard F. Fenno, explores what representation has meant—and means today—to black voters and to the politicians they have elected to office. Fenno follows the careers of four black representatives—Louis Stokes, Barbara Jordan, Chaka Fattah, and Stephanie Tubbs Jones—from their home districts to the halls of the Capitol. He finds that while these politicians had different visions of how they should represent their districts (in part based on their individual preferences, and in part based on the history of black politics in America), they shared crucial organizational and symbolic connections to their constituents. These connections, which draw on a sense of "linked fates," are ones that only black representatives can provide to black constituents. His detailed portraits and incisive analyses will be important for anyone interested in the workings of Congress or in black politics.
It doesn't matter if you're in the woods every other weekend or every other day. Outdoorsman or angler are broad terms and applies to a large population. However, the title does not encapsulate someone who frequently engages in either. Ultimately, anglers, hunters, hikers, etc., are ordinary people whose lives move from anecdote to anecdote, until life gets serious. An outdoorsman is not immune to failure, complex life decisions, nor are things simpler. Being on the water with a fly rod or in the alpine with a rifle does not provide answers because neither a mountain or a fish can talk. However, when life brings trauma, a fly rod can be the best weapon with which to keep fighting. Going Home is a memoir about fishing, without being just about fishing. It's about a man contemplating direction and his sense of home after he is jerked from his linear journey of a life spent chasing fish.
Nadya Sarov and her mother left their small town in the dead of night twelve years ago. She’s back in Dale, Georgia to tie up loose ends and isn’t above flaunting her hard-won success in front of the people who looked down on her for years. Running into the preacher’s son who was too honorable to take everything she offered him is a jolt she didn’t expect. After serving in the military, J.T. McBride came back to Dale to join the small police force. He wasn’t much more than a boy when he missed his first chance with Nadya, and he never expected to see again. He’s determined he’s not going to lose her again. Of course, he has to convince her Dale isn’t as bad as she remembers and make sure someone with an old grudge doesn’t drive her out of town. Each book in the Dale series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Giving It All Book #2 Going Home Book #3 Storming the Castle
I had figured it out. Jesus was a fake. He was a saviour that let my mother die. He was a father that hated me and abandoned me. He was a friend who stood by and watched as I tried to kill myself. I wasn't going to be deceived... I don't know you. I don't know what you're dealing with or what path you're on, but I know that you have hurt—deeply. I also know that you're tired of hearing that everything's going to be all right and that all things work together for good for those that love God. I can't even begin to tell you how much it hurt when my mom died, but I can tell you it hurt even more when Dad couldn't stand the sight of me because I looked like her. No one knew what to say to me. No one knew how to respond when I lashed out with hatred and anger. I didn't even know what to do. But God knew exactly what to do. It wasn't all butterflies and flowers. Even though scars of pain and regret will haunt me for the rest of my life, everything did work out for good in the end. But I'm not here to tell you. I'm here to show you. This is my story.
In 2016, a black man is brutally killed after being accused of his white fiancee's murder. Their deaths result in rallies, rioting and the formation of the International Committee for Peace whose only task is to restore law and order to the world. However, their solution is international repatriation going back 10 generations - one that does not work in everyone's favor. A father's love causes Malcolm Shelby to devise a plan to save his family from an ill thought out world decree.