DI Helen Grace

Author: M. J. Arlidge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405932120

Category: Fiction

Page: 2400

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'Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' Jeffery Deaver M J Arlidge's D I Helen Grace Ebook Bundle contains the following: Eeny Meeny Pop Goes the Weasel The Doll's House Liar Liar Little Boy Blue Hide and Seek

Coup de Grâce

Author: Marguerite Yourcenar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 151

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Set in the Baltic provinces in the aftermath of World War I, "Coup de Grace" tells the story of an intimacy that grows between three young people hemmed in by civil war: Erick, a Prussian fighting with the White Russians against the Bolsheviks; Conrad, his best friend from childhood; and Sophie, whose unrequited love for Conrad becomes an unbearable burden.

Grace King

Author: Robert B. Bush

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807124871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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The New Orleans writer Grace King was an intensely loyal daughter of the South. Fostered by bitter memories of the Civil War, her loyalty was kept burning by her family’s struggle to regain its wealth and maintain its social position during the long agony of Reconstruction. In Grace King: A Southern Destiny, Robert Bush tells of King’s life and her art, both of which she enthusiastically dedicated to the memory and welfare of her region, her city, and her family. When she began writing in 1886, it was out of a sense of anger at what she saw as George Washington Cable’s disloyalty to the South, his deliberately false portrayal of New Orleans’ Creoles and blacks. King was herself a conservative in racial matters, and a number of her stories celebrate the loyalty that she has observed freed slaves showing their former masters. But Grace King was far from conservative in her determination to earn money as a writer and to master the ideas of her era—neither endeavor considered a particularly appropriate ambition for a patrician woman of her time. She was proud to be able to contribute to her family’s income, and she developed a sharp eye for the fluctuations in the literary marketplace. In the late 1880s King worked in the local-color genre that was then in vogue. When the demand for that school of regional writing declined in the 1890s, she turned to the shorter “balcony stories” in which the details of local background were minimized. Then later in the decade, she focused her talents on writing Louisiana history after she found that publishers wanted the kind of sound, colorful work she was capable of producing. Grace King’s major accomplishments in fiction are a small number of first-rate stories and a quiet, realistic novel about New Orleans during Reconstruction—The Pleasant Ways of St. Médard. Her best historical work is New Orleans, the Place and the People. However the significance and fascination of her life lies not just in the pages of the books she wrote but also in her role as a literary champion of the South, carrying her determined views from New Orleans to New York, New England, Canada, England, and France.

The Stages of Grace

Author: Connie Ruben,Kate ONeill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499053479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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Connie Ruben fell in love with her future mother-in-law, Grace, the day they met. The two women established a relationship and formed a strong bond. Connie recounts her journey with Grace through Alzheimer's disease, sharing the challenges of being a caregiver while also having a job and family, the emotional cost of helping a loved one through the many different stages of the disease, and how joy manifests at unexpected moments.

Who's Grace?

Author: James R. Coggins

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575678597

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Fast paced murder mystery with a twist. A Christian magazine editor named John Smyth witnesses a murder through the window of an airplane as it descends for a landing in Winnipeg, Canada. Neither the city police nor the RCMP (Mounties) take his tip seriously until an unidentified woman's body turns up in some nearby woods two weeks later. The only clue to her identity is a necklace with a pendant bearing the name 'Grace.' Who is she, and where is her killer? As the case twists and turns, everyone involved gets to see clear evidence of the grace of God.

Grace Lee

Author: Julia Kavanagh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 392

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Grace and the Preacher

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307731421

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6979


Mistaken identity leads to romance, laughter, and second chances in this inspirational historical romance. At the age of twenty-three, postmistress Grace Cristler has all but given up hope of finding a husband among the narrowing group of eligible men in her town of Fairland, Kansas. But when her uncle decides to retire from the pulpit, Grace is responsible for corresponding with the new preacher set to take his place. She can’t deny the affection growing in her heart for Reverend Rufus Dille—a man she deeply admires but has only met through his letters. Theophil Garrison is on the run from his past. Ten years ago his outlaw cousins convinced him to take part in a train robbery, but Theo fled the scene, leaving his cousins to face imprisonment. Now they’ve finished their sentences, but the plan for vengeance has just begun. Branded a coward and running for his life, Theo has aa chance encounter that could provide him with the escape he needs. But the young man’s desperate con might come at an enormous price for the tenderhearted Grace—and the entire town. Will Grace’s undeserved affection and God’s mercy make something beautiful from the ashes of Theo’s past?