A Boy Without Hope

Author: Casey Watson

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008298555

Category: Abused children

Page: 320

View: 4212

A BOY WITHOUT HOPE is the heart-breaking story of a boy who didn't know the meaning of love. A history of abuse and neglect has left Miller destined for life's scrap heap. But in this turbulent story of conflict and struggle, Casey Watson is determined to help Miller overcome his demons, show him love and give him hope. Casey Watson is back, doing the job she does best - rolling up her sleeves and fostering the children who, on first meeting, seem like hopeless cases. But when she meets Miller and discovers the truth about his disturbing childhood, even Casey begins to doubt if this child will ever be able to accept love. Found naked and alone on a railway track, Miller was just five when he was first admitted into the care system. Emotionally tormented by his biological parents, Miller has never understood how to establish meaningful relationships, and his destructive past, and over 20 failed placements, is sealing his fate in society's social scrap heap. After a torrent of violent behaviour and numerous failed attempts to help Miller, Casey decides to make an intervention, implementing a severe regime that strips Miller of all control. But soon the emotional demands of Miller's case start to take their toll on Casey and Mike. Just how far is Casey willing to go to help Miller and save him from his inner demons?

A Boy Without Hope: Part 3 of 3

Author: Casey Watson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008298564

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 100

View: 5358

A BOY WITHOUT HOPE is the heart-breaking story of a boy who didn’t know the meaning of love. A history of abuse and neglect has left Miller destined for life’s scrap heap. But in this turbulent story of conflict and struggle, Casey Watson is determined to help Miller overcome his demons, show him love and give him hope.

A Boy's Life with Older Sisters

Author: Stanley B. Trice

Publisher: Every Word Rise, LLC

ISBN: 0990926583

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 4276

Uplifting, heartwarming stories of an inquisitive boy trying to understand his three older sisters. In these stories, Dennis is ten when Grandpapa comes to stay. The elder is in hospice, and Dennis thought his antics are a great irritation on his sisters. At eleven-years-old, Dennis is not good at helping Papa fix the rototiller. Instead, he explores his sisters’ bedroom while they are away, trying to understand these people. The next year, Dennis learns to stay off the middle school honor roll to avoid attention. Yet, he gets too much attention when he plays in an after school, flag football game. When he is in junior high, the family moves to a farm and Papa buys a Holstein cow Dennis names Shelf Life. Milking the old cow is therapy, helping him adjust to his new school. Until she must be euthanized. Dennis gets over his grief when Papa brings Shelf Life’s calf, Mary, to the farm. In December of his last year of junior high, Papa takes Dennis to a farm to slaughter a hog. Papa wanted to share his boyhood experience with his son and Dennis was glad for the sharing. It helped him consider being a vegetarian. After college, Dennis stays home taking care of Mary. Until one of his sisters introduces him to Helen.

The Pact

Author: JoAnn Fastoff

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100177

Category: Fiction

Page: 119

View: 2314

Three women carry out a vendetta against a drug dealer and secretly execute him in the Forest Preserves of Chicago. Unfortunately they do not end the mans life; someone else doestheir new enemy. Across the country in Washington, D.C., FBI Special Agent Howard Watson is brought into the mix. Watson, a seasoned professional, has been summoned to Chicago to assist the Chicago P.D. in unraveling a mystery: Why a seemingly insignificant drug dealer was murdered by an international drug lord who slipped from Howards grasp five years earlier? Watson is forced to join forces with the Chicago PD,the DEA and the ATF in order to nab the Peruvian drug lord who seemed to be conducting business under their very noses. Racing against the clock, Watson must figure out what the drug dealer and the drug lord have in common before the drug lord flees the U.S. Unbeknownst to the three women, they have opened a Pandoras Box that holds the keys to unlocking answers for everyone involved. "Once again, JoAnn Fastoff has written a novel that you will find yourself unable to put down, in her latest continuation of the Howard Watson Intrigue series, The Pact. What I loved most about The Pact is that when a double homicide occurs, you immediately think you know who did it, you just dont know why or how complicated matters truly are. Instead of a typical mystery where you try to find out who did it, in this case you try to figure out how and why the other elements of the plot tie together. I love a book that makes you think, and in The Pact, I totally enjoyed discovering the answers as the story unfolded. Events leading to a modern day double homicide actually begin 1966, in western Africa. As the story unfolds, Ms. Fastoff fills in the history of many of the characters. She shows how deep friendships were established among the main characters, especially four women. Their loyalty to each other is unwavering. I really appreciate the depth of her character development; this adds some great touches to the storyline. Close female friends who have banded together to help one of their own against her abusive partner, become embroiled in the plot when a crime that they are tying to cover up is intricately tied into one committed by a hit man who has no desire to leave witnesses around to identify him. The FBI also becomes involved with the case. This is where Special Agent Howard Watson steps in. Howard Watson does, and using modern technology, the FBI and Chicago P.D. try to gather their own clues before any more deaths occur. Spouse abuse, illegal drug sales, illegal arms, murder, betrayalthe list goes on. The Pact has it all. It takes talent to put such a complete tale together in a relatively short novel. JoAnn Fastoff obviously has that talent. I read The Pact in one sitting and loved all of it. I look forward to Howard Watsons next adventure." --Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views--

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 996

View: 9494

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


Author: Andrew Collins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477100776

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

View: 5565

Hard-hitting, truthful, raw and challenging; something the author tried to convey when writing his sophomore book Sunflower II. This book moves on with the best styles from before but evolving into an entity of its own. The writing styles again are varied, as a sign of the differences in topics occurring today; all being relevant and sometimes emotional. This book explores the depths of the readers conscience, challenging them to actually make a difference; to stand up for what they believe in. If you are looking for a pick-me up, a read on a long commute to work, or just something different then Sunflower II has this in every way. Part II is a clear movement from the first in the collection; being more refined, mature and thought-through. The clear message of equality and ecoonomical decline is key to the messages behind the book; whilst being inter-twined with the messages of love, trust and sadness. All poems individually hold separate meanings but as a collective they show how diverse society is; with its multicultural issues that affect everyday life. Some pomes are direct follow-ups to part one, showing the writers movement from child to young adult; something which based the foundations for the authors passion towards writing the series. The intial poem Evolution defines clearly how the author has moved forward both in terms of linguistics and maturity. His faith in life and after-life boasts glory and hope; something which other poems such as Given Up & ECG move awayfrom. Clear indications of love shine through, love for the authors spouse, friends, family and those deceased. Family being the central poem to the book is a reflection on the authors feelings towards his entire family structure; with a sense of sombre remorse towards some and joy towards others. There have only been a select few poems having been illustrated; these forming the key poems to the book. Poems ilustrated are: Carnivore, Hooker, That Child, The Journey of Fatty, and The Three Wise Monkeys. Carnivore is a poem about society, with clear indications towards political groups in the UK and how they have manipulated the economy to suit their needs. Hooker is a poem which has been described by the author as his own thoughts on how people as individuals seek success in such a competitive world; being forced to take high risks and removing anyone who stands in their way. That Child is a direct follow on from Child in part one, being a look-back on how the child has grown and how his story has changed him into what he is today; again being the final poem of the book. The Journey of Fatty is possibly the most personal poem to the author (second to Monsters) as it shows the authors struggle with his weight and his journey with Slimming World; expressing his fondness for the group and yet holding on to the memories of why he actually joined in the first place. The Three Wise Monkeys is a collection of three poems which look at the world and nature; it clearly shows no sign of holding back when attacking the human race as a collective for destroying greenland and the environment. All in all, Sunflower Part II is the follow-up to a body of work taking over ten years to complete. It is something the author is proud to have worked on and somehting which he hopes will inspire others to do the same.

The Sevenwaters Trilogy

Author: Juliet Marillier

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250206669

Category: Fiction

Page: 1376

View: 8108

This discounted ebundle of the award-winning Sevenwaters Trilogy includes: Daughter of the Forest, Son of the Shadows, Child of the Prophecy “Juliet Marillier is among the most skilled of fantasy writers” --Sara Douglass Daughter of the Forest A beautifully re-imagined version of the Six Swans myth. Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift--by staying silent. Son of the Shadows Beautiful Sorcha is the courageous young woman who risked all to save her family from a wicked curse and whose love shattered generations of hate and bridged two cultures. It was by her sacrifice that the spell was broken and her brothers were finally brought home to Sevenwaters. But not all her brothers were able to escape the spell that transformed them into swans, and even those who did were more-and less-than they were before the change. It is left to Sorcha's daughter, Liadan, to fulfill the destiny of the Sevenwaters clan Child of the Prophecy Magic is fading... and the ways of Man are driving the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. The prophecies of long ago have foretold a way to prevent this horror, and it is the Sevenwaters clan that the spirits of Eire look to for salvation. They are a family bound into the lifeblood of the land, and their promise to preserve the magic has been the cause of great joy to them... as well as great sorrow. Other Tor books by Juliet Marillier Saga of the Light Isles Wolfskin Foxmask The Bridei Chronicles The Dark Mirror Blade of Fortriu The Well of Shades At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Cinderella Hour

Author: Katherine Stone

Publisher: Katherine Stone


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 398

View: 1073

The Cinderella hour. The midnight chime of magic, of fairy tales, and of love. An enchanted hour for those who dare . . . Sixteen years ago, Snow Ashley Gable fled Chicago, running away from the kind of loss that comes with love—and from a friendship that turned into betrayal. Now she is coming home, bringing her successful late-night radio talk show, "The Cinderella Hour," to the Windy City. There are risks for Snow in returning home—risks and fears. The father she never knew. The mother who indulged in dangerous fantasies. The high school heiress who uncovered her greatest secret. And above all, most of all, there is Lucas Kilcannon, the troubled boy she loved, will always love. Luke has never forgotten Snow or the love they shared. His fury that she ran away from their love, without warning or explanation, still burns deep and bright. He wants to know why Snow fled, and he intends to find out. He plans to see her, confront her, and insist that she tell him the truth. But it’s a truth Snow doesn’t fully know—not yet—for there are secrets that have been in hiding, all these years, even from her. Praise for the Novels of Katherine Stone: “Katherine Stone’s characters live with the shadows over their lives and make the best of them, honorably, courageously and generously. We can be happier for knowing these people in the short run, and better for knowing them in the long run.”—Reviewer’s Choice Reviews on Island of Dreams "Katherine Stone's magical touch makes A Midnight Clear a story for all seasons.”—Book Page “Remarkably romantic and thoroughly enchanting.”—Rendezvous on Pearl Moon "Stone’s poetically expressive tale of intriguing characters and tough dilemmas is truly poignant and heartrending.”—Booklist on The Cinderella Hour "An intriguing story . . . beautifully written.”—Rendezvous on Island of Dreams “Poignant . . . Cass is an intrepid heroine, but it is Chase who wins our hearts when he refuses to allow Cass’s seeming betrayal to stop him from protecting his beloved.”—Midwest Book Review on Bed of Roses “Fairytale elements mix with those of a present day romance for . . . thoroughly enjoyable results.”—Kirkus Reviews on Rainbows “The Stone magic makes these books such a pleasure to read and share.”—Rendezvous “Katherine Stone’s unique voice is clearly evident in this newest lyrical tale . . . an almost mystical quality that is distinctly her own.”—Romantic Times on A Midnight Clear Katherine Stone writes “in the vein of Danielle Steel and Sandra Brown”—Library Journal “Alluring . . . Fascinating . . . Each page brings a new adventure, every plot twist another question begging to be answered.”—Rendezvous on Imagine Love “Heart-tugging . . . few romance fans will remain unmoved.”—Publishers Weekly on Thief of Hearts Katherine Stone's "high quality romance ranks right up there with Nora Roberts."—Booklist “A shimmering, hypnotic story of two wounded souls who heal each other. An addictive and indulgent treat.”—Bookbug on A Midnight Clear

A Hill and the Blue Sky

Author: Kwok Hon Kai

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 148368976X

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

View: 8832

It is about a boy who went through an extraordinary childhood surviving the Japanese occupation of Penang. He encountered a strange event during that time. He heard the bleating of a kid goat that died three days before. It could be called a vision or a calling but thus the event influenced the rest of his life. Though not born of Christian parents, he embraced Christianity when he came of age. He was unexpectedly called to holy office and ordained as a priest of the Anglican Church. He was also unexpectedly sent to China by the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity in 1986 to lecture in Rural Telephone Development. It was at a time when all Malaysian Chinese around his age were barred from visiting China. The story ends with his unexpected meeting of the Queen of England at the Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin, Kuala Lumpur in October 1989.

Age of the Sorcerers Bundle: Dusk of Dragons (#6) and Shield of Dragons (#7)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1094373001

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 564

View: 3829

“Has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re The Sorcerer’s Ring) A bundle of books six and seven in Morgan Rice’s fantasy series AGE OF THE SORCERERS (DUSK OF DRAGONS and SHIELD OF DRAGONS). Here are two bestselling novels, all in one convenient file, which offer a great introduction to the AGE OF THE SORCERERS series. Over 150,000 words of reading—it also makes the perfect gift! In DUSK OF DRAGONS (Age of the Sorcerers—Book Six), Lenore leads her army for the capital, determined to avenge her mother and take it back from King Ravin. Devin, Renard, Erin and Greave each lead their own personal battles. Inside the gates, Aurelle and others aid the cause. And Grey oversees it all. What follows is shocking and unexpected, with a series of twists that turn heroes into villains and villains into heroes in the fog of war. But after a shocking twist that no one could have expected, even all of their efforts may not be enough. Will the kingdom survive? In SHIELD OF DRAGONS (Age of the Sorcerers—Book Seven), Lenore must try to restore a fractured kingdom. Hidden enemies surround her, all vying for power, while a mysterious new adversary rises in the South, requiring Erin to be dispatched on a fateful mission to stop it. All the while, Nerra and her dragons thirst for vengeance, while Lenore longs to be reunited with Devin—but a tragic twist may shatter all of their plans. Book #8 is also available!