Don't Go Into Town, Tonto!

Author: Hugh Rose

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 1398460389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 8074

Born just prior to the outbreak of World War II and inspired by his hero, a Captain of a firefighting vessel, the author joined the Royal Navy at 15 years of age, purely to experience the life at sea as told by his hero and the great wide mysterious world depicted in the Encyclopaedia. Hugh shares the rigours of the training ship “Ganges”, the excitement of his first war ship in the Mediterranean and several other drafts including being present at the Cyprus Emergency and the infamous Suez Crisis. This was also the time of his coming of age, the pain of unrequited love and the bewildering initiation by an older woman who should have known better. Life as a merchant seaman followed, expanding his horizons even further, eventually merging with the diaspora of eager sunseekers to Australia in 1963. Worked in a copper mine in Queensland before the sea beckoned once more. Then south to Tasmania and enjoyed a different sea life as a lobster fisherman. The author shared many unexpected encounters with colourful characters and events which taught him life lessons in an entertaining, humorous and honest manner. A lusty account of a young recalcitrant, desperate to become a worthy human.

Aunt Matilda and Me Go into Town

Author: Dave Henry Pelham

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504320352

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

View: 5443

Aunt Matilda dresses funny and is slightly clumsy. Though she knows she is being looked at and laughed at, Aunt Matilda doesn't mind and keep's smiling. Today Aunt Matilda is in town with her Niece who is 7 years old, and even though Aunt Matilda's clothes shine brighter than the sun with a raggedy old hat and she trips on this and that, Aunt Matilda isn't bothered by the looks and laughter of others - but her niece is.... How does the visit to town go with those laughing and pointing and an embarrassed niece?... Aunt Matilda is perhaps a lesson for all of us.

Going Into Town

Author: Roz Chast

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620403218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 169

View: 9858

Part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast's laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons

Christmas at Emelia's

Author: Lexi Buchanan

Publisher: HFCA Publishing House


Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2470

This Christmas join the De La Fuentes and McKenzies in Blossom Creek as they celebrate the grand opening of Emelia’s Restaurant. Over twenty years after Levi De La Fuente's parents opened the first Emelia’s, Levi and his cousin Ryan are getting ready to open a second location. Emma De La Fuente manages the first Emelia’s in Essex, Vermont for her parents. She’s in town to assist her brother and cousin in getting the new restaurant ready for its grand opening. However, she didn’t plan on the strong attraction she feels toward the town Sheriff. The man with his sweet words and heated looks has managed to derail her plans on returning home. While his sister is distracted, Levi finds himself in need of rescuing from a rather embarrassing situation. Luckily for him, Vivien Taylor, owner of Temptations, Blossom Creek’s handmade chocolate store, appears just at the right time. If only he didn’t crave the sweet woman, then maybe, this situation wouldn’t be so awkward. Blossom Creek just might be warm enough to melt the snow this holiday season.

A Good Winter

Author: Gigi Fenster

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1922459461

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3054

Winner of the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize, A Good Winter is a simmering literary thriller by a highly accomplished NZ writer

Raid on Innocence

Author: Billy H. Dean

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465375392

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 2848

Raid on Innocence In the years before the Civil War began, the small town of Salinas, Indiana was starting a period of growth that could turn this farming community into a small city. The driving force behind the growth was the combined effort of two hard-working farmers with a vision to make Salinas one of the major cities in southern Indiana. William Consley raised and trained quality saddle, team, and workhorses for most of the farmers and businessmen in the northern half of the county. He always had 30 to 40 horses on his 300-acre farm but could sometimes have as many as 10 additional that were being trained. Andrew Davis had an expanding cattle business that reached out to support other businesses in the community. His 1000 acres could support over 500 head of cattle that he sent to the slaughterhouse in town, and then sent the hides to the tan yard to be made into leather. The ice harvesting he did in the winter allowed his beef to be shipped back east to market. All of his businesses provided employment for a large portion of the citizens of the community and encouraged an influx of more settlers to the town. There weren't any citizens who had a stake in the slavery issue even though most of them still had strong ties to relatives in the south. When war does break out, only a few young men volunteer to go in the Army, either North or South. The community makes every attempt to avoid the war until the war came to them. What happens that day will surprise and shock you and will explain what becomes of the town afterwards.

Steeltown Blues

Author: Richard Mousseau


ISBN: 0968185282


Page: 219

View: 5146

Only two boys from Steeltown have survived. The past has affected their lives. Living and working in a steel mill town is the cause of past and future events in their lives. Salami is unable to settle down to a married life and is too eager to follow the free spirit of his friend Boo. Leaving town seems to be their only way out, an escape. To escape from what or whom? There are those who wish to even up past scores. They are willing to follow to extremes in order to inflict terror and pain on Salami and Boo. To what end is in store for two friends wishing only to escape the confines of working in a steel mill. Will they be able to escape those Steeltown Blues? Quotes: My hopes for the boys were dashed during the reading of the last few pages. I felt hurt and angry when I read about Boo and Salami, boys I enjoyed following page after page. Through the whole book, I felt as if I were travelling and living the excitement and disappointments of life alongside of the boys.

If Yesterday Never Comes

Author: Thomas Quatrini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0976999501

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4605

If Yesterday Never Comes, by Thomas Quatrini, is a gripping look at the consequences of playing God, even if you are the most powerful man in the world. The world as we know it has changed, the United Nations has failed to evolve with the changes, and as a result is on the verge of being destroyed and replaced with the League of Democratic Nations. One man, the President of the United States, is on the brink of fulfilling a life-long dream, leaving his mark on history. Then without warning, he is informed of a time traveling device within the Pentagon, the DATE machine, that has not only become active, but is being used in a sinister plot to alter the structure of the government itself. The DATE machine is now threatening the formation of the League, and the reputation and legacy of the President. As he and his staff scramble to figure out who is behind this inner threat, he slowly realizes how the deadliest of enemies can be hidden in plain sight.

Harlequin Love Inspired March 2018 - Box Set 2 of 2

Author: Mary Davis,Belle Calhoune,Stephanie Dees

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488091005

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1700

Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. COURTING HER AMISH HEART Prodigal Daughters by Mary Davis Single doctor Kathleen Yoder returns to her Amish community knowing acceptance of her profession won’t come easy—but at least she has the charming Noah Lambright on her side. Even as Kathleen comes to depend on Noah’s support, she knows an Amish husband would never accept a doctor wife. Could Noah be the exception? HER ALASKAN COWBOY Alaskan Grooms by Belle Calhoune Honor Prescott is shocked former sweetheart Joshua Ransom is back in Love, Alaska—and that he’s selling his grandfather’s ranch to a developer! As a wildlife conservationist, Honor is determined to stop that sale. But when the secret behind Joshua’s departure is revealed, can she prevent herself from falling for the Alaskan cowboy once again? THEIR SECRET BABY BOND Family Blessings by Stephanie Dees Mom-to-be Wynn Sheehan left her dream job in Washington, DC, after her heart was broken. When she becomes the caregiver for Latham Grant’s grandfather, she’s drawn once again to her long-ago boyfriend. But with her life now in shambles, is her happily-ever-after out of reach for good? Join to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

299 Days: The 17th Irregulars

Author: Glen Tate

Publisher: Prepper Press

ISBN: 0615828507

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6616

In some ways, post-Collapse life at Pierce Point resembles the every day normalcy that Grant and others still hoped would return. The community is organized and humming along smoothly, the young guys on the Team are partnering off with local "Team Chicks," and Grant's daughter has found a boyfriend. For most, the new reality has been accepted and a calm, self-sustaining groove is setting in. For others, though, life is far from normal. Special Forces Ted returns with an offer that cannot be refused. In the blink of an eye, Grant Matson has another title he can add to father-of-the-year and prepper-in-chief: Lieutenant Grant Matson, Commander of the 17th Irregulars. Grant and the Team are whisked away to Marion Farm, where they will train civilians and be trained to become a special squad in a Special Forces guerrilla group. The slower, simple life at Pierce Point is about to disappear to make way for a community that is well-trained and battle-ready, posed to fight the Loyalist opposition. This cannot happen fast enough, though. Gangs are growing steadily and the government is becoming a bigger threat to freedom and the nation. Violence is turning into an everyday occurrence outside of Pierce Point and it is only a matter of time before the peaceful community will need to protect itself from external dangers. Grant feels the weight on his shoulders as he now needs to protect not just his family, but the entire community, and possibly, all of Washington State.