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Don T Tell Father I Have Been Shot At

Author : George N. Bliss
ISBN : 9781476632827
Genre : History
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 Captain George N. Bliss of the First Rhode Island Cavalry survived some 27 actions during the Civil War. Midway through the war, he served nine months at a conscript training camp in Connecticut, where he sat on several courts-martial. In September 1864, in a skirmish at Waynesboro, Virginia, he single-handedly charged into the 4th Virginia “Black Horse” Cavalry. Badly injured and taken prisoner, he was consigned to the notorious Libby Prison in Richmond. A colorful correspondent, Bliss set out in detail his experiences in letters to a close friend and sent dispatches to a Providence newspaper. His candid writings are rich with details of the war and his own opinions. The editors describe how, following the war, Bliss sought out the Confederates who had almost killed him and formed friendships with them that lasted for decades.
Category: History

Grace At Low Tide

Author : Beth Webb Hart
ISBN : 1418512664
Genre : Fiction
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“Beth Webb Hart shares her knowledge [of the lowcountry] with skill, wisdom, and beauty.” – Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides When a business venture goes sour, Charleston blue-bloods Billy and Dee DeLoach uproot their family and move into the caretaker’s cottage on what was once the family plantation estate on Edisto Island. While the rest of her family falls to pieces, DeVeaux struggles to sustain them through her reluctant help and her stubborn hope. Before the bankruptcy, the family had a graceful home in a historic Charleston neighborhood. Country clubs, cotillions, childhood friends, and a close-knit church group. Now they’re living in a run-down cottage on an island estate that is no longer in the family. DeVeaux has a restaurant job, a cantankerous old truck, and mud on just about everything. But something is wearing DeVeaux down. It's not living on the island, which is actually kind of interesting. And it's not missing her old friends, who have developed an annoying fixation on boys. What really bothers DeVeaux is that being "ruined" has changed her dad into an ill-tempered jerk, and her mother just tiptoes around him. If the good Lord has a plan for saving them, now might be a good time to start. A gritty but gentle drawl of a story, Grace at Low Tide is a tender and evocative portrait of a young girl embracing womanhood. With southern society as her backdrop, Beth Webb Hart paints for us a hard-luck family scrabbling to find its heart again. It is a testimony to the small miracles of love and loyalty--the gifts of grace that manage to keep us all afloat, even at our lowest ebb. "a lovely, gifted writer." -Publishers Weekly
Category: Fiction

The Decision

Author : Penny Vincenzi
ISBN : 9780755383849
Genre : Fiction
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1960s fashion, affairs and heartbreak feature in THE DECISION from No 1 bestselling novelist Penny Vincenzi 'Teeming with memorable characters' Woman & Home Set against a vibrant sixties backdrop, this is the story of two bright young things: Eliza, an ex-deb making a splash in the world of fashion, and Matt, a working-class boy carving out a serious name for himself in property. Their story begins with a love affair, closely followed by a marriage, followed by a baby. But whilst their relationship is at first fuelled by passion, it's not of the enduring kind, and soon what started out with such promise descends into a harrowing divorce case and an epic custody battle. With everything at stake for both Eliza and Matt, and neither party willing to give up their little girl without a fight, it's high drama in the courts. Let battle begin...
Category: Fiction

Foreign Affairs

Author : Patricia Scanlan
ISBN : 9781448109548
Genre : Fiction
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Four women - Paula, Jennifer, Brenda and Rachel. All at a crossroads in their lives. All with difficult choices to make. All badly in need of a holiday. PAULA: Beautiful, ambitious and successful, she works hard and plays hard. Men find her irresistible...except for the one man she really wants. BRENDA: In her late thirties, she longs for glamour and excitement. Tired of being a housewife stuck at home with her children, Brenda is determined to make changes in her life. Then the unthinkable happens. RACHEL: Shy and timid, she's always been dominated by her cold, intolerant father. But beneath the surface she is bubbling with suppressed rage. Does she have the courage to finally become her own woman? JENNIFER: She's a true friend. Paula comes to her with man troubles. Rachel tells her of family woes. Her sister Brenda is envious of Jennifer's high-powered career and successful marriage. Then tragedy strikes. Will Paula, Brenda and Rachel be there for Jennifer when she needs them? When the four women stay in a luxurious villa on a Greek island, they soon realize that they have embarked on more than just a foreign holiday. Amidst rows, arguments, laughter and fun they come to see each other in a different light. Can their friendships be sustained? Indeed, will their lives ever be the same again?
Category: Fiction

A Cry For Help

Author : Desiree
ISBN : 9781499072624
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My name is Desiree. Yes, I was married and divorced three times. and each divorce, I asked for my maiden name back. I am a mother of two daughters and have eight adult grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. I'm taking this time out in my life to write my story because there are so many children and adults crying out for help. They cannot afford Dr. Phil or Oprah or trust anyone enough to talk to them. At one point of time, I tried to reach out to both of them and hit a dead end each time. I always wondered how people get in touch with them. Twenty-five or more years ago, I started writing Oprah a letter when she had Ms. Erica Kane and all of the All My Children husbands on her show with her. the letter turned into a book! So I never tried to send it. I called it Will the Real Erica Kane Please Stand Up. (All the Men I Loved.) Not who loved me because I really can't tell who loved me. My journey took me to hell and back. Through all of my trials and tribulations, I had to come back to Jesus. When he said, "I will never leave nor forsake you," he meant just that. It gets hard sometimes to believe it, but when you keep hitting a brick wall and facing death in the face so many times, you start wondering, why am I still here? It's not as though we can stand in a line and pick our race or our mother and father. Wow! Would life be any different? Believe me--it's only by the grace of God that any of us are still here. We all have a purpose for being on this earth. My belief is my purpose is to encourage others to believe in yourself and trust that God really does have your back no matter what the devil throw your way. As the song says, "He paid it all." Meaning, Jesus paid for all of our sins, and I thank him for allowing me to be alive long enough to acknowledge that. So here's my story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Summer In Mossy Creek

Author : Sandra Chastain
ISBN : 9780967303543
Genre : Fiction
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Get ready for a comical battle over pickled beets and a spy mission to recover hijacked chow-chow peppers. Meet Tweedle Dee and Dog. Watch Amos and Ida sidestep the usual rumors. An old flame returns to claim apple farmer Hope Bailey.
Category: Fiction

The Mansfield Rescue

Author : Beth Cornelison
ISBN : 9781460343906
Genre : Fiction
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A single father discovers the price of revenge and the power of love After his wife's murder, Grant Mansfield vowed to stay true to her memory and to protect their children. But fate has other plans. His temporary houseguest, injured smokejumper Amy Robinson, has him burning with a white-hot attraction, and the single dad's nightmare comes true when his older daughter is kidnapped. Grant is just the man the adventurous Amy never knew she needed, his children the family she never knew she wanted. Before she can rescue his lonely heart, the handsome widower must become a hero. Only Grant can rescue his little girl. But time is running out…
Category: Fiction

Far From My Father S House

Author : Elizabeth Gill
ISBN : 9781782061748
Genre : Fiction
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When Blake's grandparents die suddenly, his world collapses. Parentless and friendless, he is taken in by a neighbouring farmer as hired help, where he meets the beautiful Annie, his employer's daughter. But Annie doesn't want to spend her life on the farm. Will he ever see her again? A gritty, emotional saga about love and second chances from a bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Maggie Hope and Nadine Dorries.
Category: Fiction

Jenny S Family Circle

Author : Betty Wagner Loeb
ISBN : 9781465332868
Genre : Fiction
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After the loss of her father and the suicide of her friend Sara, beautiful Jennifer Crawford is determined to become a famous fashion designer. Penniless, she accepts a job in New York where she falls in love with Tony but refuses his proposal when she realizes his twin brother loves her, too. Jenny returns home to Philadelphia. A year later, wealthy Dr. Jonathan Holbrook tricks her into marrying him. His mother provides the wedding and Jennys big break. The Holbrooks become the loving family Jenny always wanted. She divorces Jonathan when he becomes abusive, thus opening the way to marry Tony.
Category: Fiction