Ask Me His Name

Author: Elle Wright

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1788700333

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7482


The Sunday Times Bestseller 'A beautiful book' Giovanna Fletcher 'Will stay with you long after you have put it down' Jools Oliver 'Bold, compelling... will blow you away' Marina Fogle 'Heartbreaking... such an important read' Sarah Turner (The Unmumsy Mum) *********************************************** What do you do when the unthinkable happens? Elle Wright had an admittedly easy pregnancy, and in May 2016 she and her husband welcomed their son, Teddy, into the world. Just a few hours later, they woke to find him cold and unresponsive, and the happiest day of Elle's life had turned into every parent's worst nightmare. Three days after delivering him into the world, she sat with Teddy as he took his last breaths, and tucked him in for the final time. Ask Me His Name is a moving account of Elle's pregnancy, Teddy's life, and what happens when a mother leaves hospital with empty arms. In the UK, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss, but conversations about the heartbreakingly frequent experience are few and far between. In this honest and hopeful exploration of mothering, Elle shows us how she navigated a parenthood no one had prepared her for. * A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Tommy's charity. Reg. (1060508) *

Where Thunder Sleeps

Author: David Cope

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611393736

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 6283


A young man, born and raised in Brooklyn, drifts along with no idea of his future goals. But when his well-to-do parents die in a tragic accident off the cliffs of California’s Big Sur coastline, he finds himself driving west to attend their funeral. On the way, he stays in a small Arizona town called Holbrook. Near his motel he meets a strange woman who runs a small diner and an even stranger man with a special story to tell about his white Mormon parents coming to Navajo country to save the Indians from their supposedly heathen ways. And about how he grew up respecting the way of the Navajo. Confused by his now bi-cultural heritage, he commits an unspeakable crime. His bride-to-be, a Navajo girl, then perishes in a catastrophic flood. Years later, when this strange man convinces our traveler to write the tale into a book, they return to the scene of the flood to better understand his memories and to face the futures they may or may not live to experience.

The Locked Safe Mystery

Author: Norvin Pallas

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 147941879X

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 9387


Ted Wilford, as editor of his high school paper and school correspondent for the local weekly, is eager for a scoop on the story of who took $13,000 from the school safe after the money had been raised for charity by a carnival. How could the money have been stolen from a locked safe whose combination was known only to three reputable school officials? Ted works hard for his scoops and comes up with some very surprising leads. The working of a school newspaper office provides a fascinating and authentic background for the unraveling of this puzzle.

Seeing Me Naked

Author: Liza Palmer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 044651120X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3975


Elisabeth Page is the daughter of Ben Page, yes, that's right, THE world famous novelist. And yes, she's also the sister of Rascal Page, world famous novelist in his own right. So what does Elisabeth do? Much to her family's disappointment, Elisabeth is a pastry chef. And a pretty damn good one, at Beverly, the hottest restaurant in LA. The last relationship Elisabeth had was with Will, a man she grew up with and whose family ran in the same social circles as her family. But Will's constant jaunts around the world have left her lonely and brokenhearted in L.A. That is until Daniel Sullivan bids on one of Elisabeth's pastry tutorials at a charity auction. Daniel is everything her family is not: a basketball coach, a non-intellectual, his family doesn't summer on Martha's Vineyard, and the only metaphors he uses are about passing the ball and being a team player. But somehow they fit. Between her family, Will, and the new cooking show that Elisabeth is recruited to star in, Elisabeth's life is suddenly incredibly new and different--the question is, can she embrace being happy or has her family conditioned her to think she's just not good enough? Liza Palmer expertly depicts a woman trying to come to terms with professional success, personal success, and finally dealing with a family that might love her from the bottom of their heart but doesn't necessarily have her best interest always at heart.

The Cry That No One Heard

Author: Andrea Lynn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465360271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 633

View: 8407


As the years went by I didnt think about how much yell was putting me down until we had moved to Louisiana and then back to Oregon. You call yourself a mother and in your heart you could never do wrong. What kind of a mother would do that to her own daughter? You all would always tell me that I did not belong with you guys well you know youre right I dont belong to none of you. So you know all of you guys were wrong in what you have done. One day I will find my children.

The Lamplighters

Author: Emma Stonex

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529047331

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3440


The Sunday Times bestseller ‘A mystery, a love story and a ghost story, all at once. Wonderful’ – S. J. Watson Cornwall, 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore. The entrance door is locked from the inside. The clocks have stopped. The Principal Keeper’s weather log describes a mighty storm, but the skies have been clear all week. What happened to those three men, out on the tower? The heavy sea whispers their names. The tide shifts beneath the swell, drowning ghosts. Can their secrets ever be recovered from the waves? Twenty years later, the women they left behind are still struggling to move on. Helen, Jenny and Michelle should have been united by the tragedy, but instead it drove them apart. And then a writer approaches them. He wants to give them a chance to tell their side of the story. But only in confronting their darkest fears can the truth begin to surface . . . Inspired by real events, The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex is an intoxicating and suspenseful mystery, an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined. ‘Gripping’ – Guardian ‘Riveting’ – Independent ‘Excellent’ – Observer ‘A triumph’ – Daily Mail

Love Unexpected

Author: Nina Coombs Pykare

Publisher: Belgrave House

ISBN: 0984414436

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9423


Three tales of Regency ladies who are found by love: a country maiden whose only knowledge of love comes from the ancient writers she studies; a lonely young woman whose greedy mother says she's not good enough to bring them a husband who will support them; a young widow who has never been a wife and now has a secret admirer… Regency Romance Novellas by Nina Coombs Pykare; originally published by Zebra Books in A Touch of Christmas (1993), A Mother’s Love (1993), and A Valentine’s Day Tangle (1993)

The Wandering Jew

Author: Eugène Sue

Publisher: Skyhorse + ORM

ISBN: 1626365296

Category: Fiction

Page: 1353

View: 8579


“For in the great page-turners, from Clarissa to The Godfather, length becomes a positive virtue: no one wants the fun to stop” (Thomas M. Disch, The Washington Post). Written in 1845, just three years before revolutions swept Europe, The Wandering Jew is a classic French novel that became an international bestseller. Originally serialized in a French newspaper, the novel created an instant controversy with its radical positions on women’s rights, worker communes, and anticlericalism, eventually reaching bestseller status in Paris. Moving from one cliffhanger to another, the struggle between the Rennepont family and two cunning Jesuits unfolds. Having lost their position and their wealth during the French persecution of the Protestants, what is left of the Rennepont family fortune has been entrusted for 150 years to a loyal Jewish banker and his heirs. In order to reclaim their fortune, the surviving members of the Rennepont family are directed to meet at an address in Paris in 1832—only those present on the given date will divide the inheritance. Drama ensues when two Jesuits and a female accomplice devise a plan to keep the Renneponts from their inheritance and to claim it for the Society of Jesus. Sue is a master of his craft and he develops the various subplots with great skill. This classic novel, finally back in print, will be of interest to all lovers of great and groundbreaking fiction.