Category: Family Life

Download E-books The Night the Lights Went Out PDF

By Karen White

From the New York Times bestselling writer of the Tradd highway sequence comes a beautiful new novel a couple of younger unmarried mom who discovers that the character of friendship isn't what it seems....
lately divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap strikes together with her little ones to the Atlanta suburb of candy Apple, Georgia. It’s no longer her first time beginning over, yet her efforts at a brand new starting aren’t helped via an nameless neighborhood web publication that dishes concerning the scandalous occasions that prompted her marriage to fail.
Merilee unearths a few degree of peace within the cottage she is renting from city matriarch Sugar Prescott. even though obdurate and irascible, Sugar sees anything of herself in Merilee—something that enables her to open up approximately her personal colourful past.
Sugar’s tales provide Merilee a unique viewpoint in town and its prosperous institution mothers of their tennis whites and glossy SUVs, or even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed via the glamorous younger mother’s possible ideal lifestyles and reveals herself drawn into Heather's world.
In a city like candy Apple, the place sins and secrets and techniques are as prone to be came upon in the back of the partitions of gated mansions as at midnight woods surrounding Merilee’s condo, visual appeal is every thing. yet simply how harmful that deception might be will surprise all 3 women....

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Download E-books Cat and Mouse in the Night PDF

Nighttime does not need to be frightening!

When Cat and Mouse remain out overdue to play, they've got enjoyable until eventually it will get darkish and so they listen unusual noises. yet then they meet a brand new pal, Owl. "Don't be afraid," he tells them. "It's a stunning night." Cat and Mouse do not comprehend. How can it's appealing whilst it is so darkish and frightening? So Owl invitations them to reassess evening, from a vantage aspect on the most sensible of his tree.

In the 3rd of his Cat and Mouse books, Tomek Bogacki -- whose fables for the very younger were likened to these of Leo Lionni -- confronts kid's worry of the darkish via displaying them an alternate in his soothingly appealing evening pictures.

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Download E-books Doctor, Soldier, Daddy (Harlequin Special Edition\The Doctors MacDowell) PDF

By Caro Carson

A military medical professional on a venture wishes a mom for his child—and undeniable Jane Kendry Harrison is simply what the health practitioner ordered, within the first publication in debut writer Caro Carson's miniseries, The medical professionals MacDowell! 

Dashing soldier Jamie MacDowell wishes a mom for his child son, stat! And whereas the good-looking M.D. has no scarcity of applicants, he shall we his child boy aid with the choice. Little Sam falls for quiet Kendry Harrison—a brilliant selection, possibly. yet Jamie quick realizes that the orderly's candy veneer hides a large number of attractions—and if he is not cautious, he may perhaps finish up wrecking their rigorously set-up "arrangement."  

Kendry is familiar with her marriage to Jamie is exactly enterprise, yet that does not cease her from dreaming of a extra everlasting position within the healer's middle. If simply he'd cease resisting the fervour simmering among them. Then perhaps he'd discover they have been made for every other…and intended to be married in each feel of the word….

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Download E-books Crystal Lies PDF

By Melody Carlson

A Son’s habit. A Mother’s Heartbreak. A Family’s concern.

As the spouse of a famous urban lawyer and the mum of 2 teenage kids on the point of maturity, Glennis Harmon lives the type of winning, high-profile lifestyles that many folks envy. but if nineteen-year-old Jacob is drawn into substance abuse, Glennis’ “perfect” global shatters like a crystal vase rocked from its once-steady shelf.

Glennis struggles to appreciate the reaction of her kinfolk as they search to help Jacob’s restoration. Her husband appears to be like extra fascinated by holding his photo than with discovering support for his or her son, yet Glennis turns into decided to save lots of Jacob it doesn't matter what the price. moving into a rescuer position, she by accident places her courting along with her older daughter, Sarah, and her already strained marriage at the line–and a revelation approximately her husband will push her to the edge of what she will undergo.

How a long way may still a mom visit keep her child?

A compelling, compassionate, and eventually hopeful novel in regards to the effect of substance abuse and habit, Crystal Lies is an intimate portrayal of 1 mother’s try to concurrently love, belief, and enable cross.

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Download E-books Up from the Blue: A Novel PDF

By Susan Henderson

 “Elegant and engrossing….Henderson is a expertise to watch.”

—Danielle Trussoni, writer of Angelology

 “This isn't a publication you’ll quickly forget.”

—Sara Gruen, writer of Water for Elephants

The gripping debut novel from founder and Pushcart Prize-nominee Susan Henderson, Up From the Blue is a stunning travel de strength that unfolds opposed to the backdrop of Seventies America—a tumultuous period of desegregation, university busing, and the early upward push of modern day feminism. the tale of an inventive younger lady suffering to make feel of her mother’s mysterious disappearance, Up From the Blue is mesmerizing fiction that delves into advanced family members relationships, within the vein of Jennifer McMahon, Katrina Kittle, and Laura Kasischke.

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Download E-books Roseflower Creek PDF

"Roseflower Creek is a compelling, fast moving narrative that captivates from the 1st web page to the final. it really is superbly written and sensitively instructed. do not leave out it!"
-Haywood Smith, writer of Queen Bee of Mimosa department and The crimson Hat  Club

"The morning I died it rained. Poured down so difficult it washed the blood off my face."

It turns out everybody in younger Lori Jean's lifestyles has a mystery, yet just one mystery will expense her everything.

A superb tribute to our skill to heal and love within the so much tough situations. Roseflower Creek will stick with you gone its ultimate page.

What Readers Are Saying

"This is the main touching and poignant novel i've got ever learn. i'm going to be mindful Lori Jean for a very long time and her outlook on lifestyles and forgiveness."

"This tale will holiday your center and you'll fall in love with Lori Jean."

"Lori Jean's tackle such a lot of adventures has you smiling and guffawing out loud from time to time. This personality is a keeper and she or he will be in my middle besides Ellen Foster, Emma, Lily, and plenty of different young ones that endear themselves to me via their creators."

"The tale will make you chuckle and cry, contact your center and soul, and linger on with you whilst the publication is done. you will not are looking to placed it down."

Praise for Roseflower Creek

"Roseflower Creek is a deeply felt novel. The spirit of protagonist Lori Jean transcends the tragic limitations of her life...and death."
-Walter Sorrells, Edgar Award-winning writer of Proof of Intent

"Jackie Lee Miles has created a robust paintings in Roseflower Creek. It gripped my center and prefer a small angel flying just about my soul left a mark like no different tale has ever done."
-Dennis H. Christen, movie manufacturer, author for television sequence M*A*S*H

"A strong, notable novel. The characters hang-out the reader lengthy after the final web page is turned."
-Earl Hamner, writer of The Waltons

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Download E-books Rock Crystal (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Adalbert Stifter

Possible the easiest of stories—a passing anecdote of village existence— Rock Crystal opens up right into a story of virtually unendurable suspense. This jewel-like novella through the author that Thomas Mann praised as "one of the main outstanding, the main enigmatic, the main secretly bold and the main unusually gripping narrators in international literature" is one of the most original, relocating, and remarkable of Christmas tales. children—Conrad and his little sister, Sanna—set out from their village excessive up within the Alps to go to their grandparents within the neighboring valley. it's the day prior to Christmas however the climate is gentle, even though after all evening falls early in December and the youngsters are warned to not linger. The grandparents welcome the youngsters with provides and pack them off with kisses. Then snow starts off to fall, ever extra thickly and progressively. Undaunted, the kids press on, in basic terms to take a fallacious flip. The snow rises greater and better, time passes: it truly is deep evening while the sky clears and Conrad and Sanna notice themselves out on a glacier, terrifying and gorgeous, the guts of the void. Adalbert Stifter's rapt and enigmatic story, superbly translated by way of Elizabeth Mayer and Marianne Moore, explores what are available among Christmas Eve and yuletide Day—or on any evening of the yr.

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Download E-books Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) PDF

By Mo Willems

Gerald is cautious. Piggie is not.
Piggie can't support smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald concerns in order that Piggie doesn't have to.

Gerald and Piggie are top friends.

In Waiting isn't really Easy!, Piggie has a shock for Gerald, yet he's going to need to look ahead to it. And Wait. And wait a few more...

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Download E-books Commonwealth PDF

By Ann Patchett

The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the spell binding tale of the way an unforeseen romantic come upon irrevocably adjustments households’ lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins indicates up at Franny Keating’s christening get together uninvited. sooner than night falls, he has kissed Franny’s mom, Beverly—thus atmosphere in movement the dissolution in their marriages and the becoming a member of of 2 households.

Spanning 5 a long time, Commonwealth explores how this opportunity stumble upon reverberates in the course of the lives of the 4 mom and dad and 6 young ones concerned. Spending summers jointly in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins young ones forge a long-lasting bond that's in keeping with a shared disillusionment with their mom and dad and the unusual and real affection that grows up among them.

When, in her twenties, Franny starts off an affair with the mythical writer Leon Posen and tells him approximately her relatives, the tale of her siblings is not any longer hers to regulate. Their youth turns into the root for his wildly profitable booklet, finally forcing them to come back to phrases with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply unswerving connection they think for one another.

Told with equivalent measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on idea, interpretation, and the possession of reports. it's a extraordinary and gentle story of the far-reaching ties of affection and accountability that bind us together.

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