A Heart So Big

Author: Rio Hogarty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Rio Hogarty's story of her life in fostering, A Heart So Big, combines the heart-warming nostalgia of Mollie Moran's Aprons and Silver Spoons with heart-breaking stories of children whose lives were blighted by being unloved and uncared for in the style of Cathy Glass. Nearly seventy years ago, Rio started to do her bit for vulnerable children, one child at a time. While she was still in school, she thought nothing of bringing home a schoolmate who needed refuge. It was the start of opening her home and her heart to children in need. She has never stopped. A Heart So Big is the astonishing and moving story of Rio's life and how she has tried to make a difference. She has fostered over 140 children and in 2010, in an award created especially for her, she was named Mother of the Year at the annual People of the Year Awards. It includes stories of trauma - Rio has rescued children from the direst of circumstances and seen the price they pay for the failures of adults. And Rio has had her share of heartache along the way. But it is also a story full of humour, searing honesty and good old-fashioned fighting spirit. Rio Hogarty's A Heart So Big is an uplifting account of an amazing and inspiring life. 'She is instinctively protective of children in need, and doesn't take "no" for an answer. She's also fearless.' The Herald

Your Heart Is So Big

Author: Gillian Jaeger

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359262244


Page: N.A

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Blessing Baby and the Heart as Big as the Sky

Author: Jennifer Czarnota

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480802387


Page: 28

View: 8742

Not very far away and not very long ago, Blessing Baby is born into God's wonderful world. God loves Blessing Baby so much that He gives him a special auntie known for her big ideas and even bigger heart. Auntie Essie knows two broken-hearted families. One mommy has given birth to a baby she cannot care for. The other family wants to love a baby, but God has not yet provided this opportunity. Follow the story of these families as God's plan for them changes their sadness into joy and heals their broken hearts. Blessing Baby and the Heart as Big as the Sky shares the inspiring story of God's creation of a new family through the wonder of adoption.

Hearts So Big

Author: MJ Fields

Publisher: MJ Fields

ISBN: 1735084220

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 2178

We don’t always choose who we fall in love with. It just so happened that I fell in love over a box of crayons and a smile. Growing up, it was always the three of us: Elijah Donahue, with his genius IQ and a smile he only shared with me. Our best friend, Aaron Esposito, with his crystal-blue eyes and a smile he shared with everyone. And me, Stella McCarty, the girl with the chapped lips and unruly hair. Then we grew apart, which is putting it mildly. I felt the loss, though my heart belonged to Elijah and his to me. When my father passed away, we grew back together again. I couldn’t have gotten through that time if not for the both of them. But then, when I graduated from college and moved back home from London, it became obvious that I had been oblivious to the fact that they had never stopped hating one another. Elijah and Aaron’s hate for one another had apparently been hindered by their love for me. Only, I didn’t know that they both loved me in the same way. And I wished I never did. Love isn’t supposed to feel like this. It isn’t supposed to hurt.

Caring for the Heart

Author: W Bruce Fye

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199982368

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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This groundbreaking book weaves together three important themes. It describes major developments in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in the twentieth century, explains how the Mayo Clinic evolved from a family practice in Minnesota into one of the world's leading medical centers, and reveals how the invention of new technologies and procedures promoted specialization among physicians and surgeons. Caring for the Heart is written for general readers as well as health care professionals, historians, and policy analysts. Unlike traditional institutional or disease-focused histories, this book places individuals and events in national and international contexts that emphasize the interplay of medical, scientific, technological, social, political, and economic forces that have resulted in contemporary heart care. Patient stories and media perspectives are included throughout to help general readers understand the medical and technological developments that are described. The book is a synthetic study, but it is written so that readers may pick and choose the chapters of most interest to them. Another feature of the book is that readers may follow the stories without looking at the notes. Those who are interested in delving deeper into the main topics will find a wealth of carefully chosen references that offer greater detail and additional perspectives. The descriptions and interpretations that fill the book benefit from the fact that the author has been a practicing cardiologist and medical historian for almost four decades. This is mainly a twentieth-century story, but it begins earlier--before there were physicians who were identified as cardiologists and at a time when medical specialization was just emerging in America. The final chapter, which addresses present-day concerns about health care costs, counterbalances earlier ones that might be read as celebrations of new technologies.

Sound of the Heart

Author: Genevieve Graham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101569077

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8979

From Genevieve Graham, author of Under the Same Sky, comes a sweeping romantic historical novel of one man’s strange gift and dangerous battles... Dougal MacDonnell, a fierce warrior from the Highlands of Scotland, is able to hear the thoughts of other men and has dreams that show how the future will unfold. Devastated by the loss of his family during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, he fosters a deep hatred for the English. But when Glenna, the love of his life and a Scottish outlaw, is captured and shipped overseas, Dougal is forced to join an English army made up of vanquished Scots. Now fighting on the side of his sworn enemies, he embarks on a journey that will take him across the seas to the colonies. There he will risk everything for the chance to find his true love.

The Heart of Unaga

Author: Ridgwell Cullum

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734031850

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 9269

Reproduction of the original: The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum

A Heart So Wicked

Author: Chasity Bowlin

Publisher: Chasity Bowlin


Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 5430

One youthful indiscretion has left Kit Wexford with a reputation in tatters and an unfortunate nickname—Wicked Wexford. But it was her father’s financial ruin that altered her life irrevocably and saw her scrubbing floors in her cousin’s country home. Treated worse than the servants, she tolerates the lowering existence because to do otherwise would see her brother and herself in the workhouse. But when a stranger arrives in the small village of Lofton, claiming to be the long lost heir to the late Lord Hadley, things take a turn from bad to simply strange. Malcolm Bryant never wanted to be a Lord Anything. As an American, the rules of English high society escape him. What hasn’t escaped him are the numerous restrictions enumerated by the solicitors on the bride he must choose in order to maintain control of the late Lord Hadley’s fortune. She must be of good family. She must have local collections. She must be gently bred. They never said she had to be chaste. And after one brief, charged encounter with Miss Katherine Wexford, he knows that no one else will do. Ruined and impoverished or not, he’ll have her as his wife. Then he’ll show her just how glorious it can be to be wicked… and wanton.

Blackwood's Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 856

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Life Couture

Author: Rhonda Alam Gebrail

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479741027

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 9680

Judging a book without reading the fine lines is like judging yourself, with lines that are too fine to be read. A book should not be judged by its appearance or colour. It should be read first, page by page, so that you are able to understand the words of each page and the story it tells along the way. To judge and not listen is to judge and not understand the words. This is like judging yourself, without stopping to think, I could be wrong.' Each life has a book, and each book has a story. We are all different. Life Couture: one life, one creation; unique, and sometimes hard to sew.