Christmas on the Coast

Author: Rebecca Boxall

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781542047005

Category: Diaries

Page: 222

View: 4502

Can the secrets of the past be forgiven this Christmas? Christmas is approaching on the island of Jersey, but Libby is feeling far from festive. Her police work and duties as vicar's wife weigh heavily on her, she's anxious about her troubled children, and now her best friend, Stella, has suddenly turned against her, citing a mysterious family grudge. Libby is devastated by Stella's unexpected coldness. But then her father shows her a diary written by her great-aunt Queenie, which sheds light on a long-hidden secret--one rooted in love, loyalty and betrayal. Writing during the Nazi occupation of Jersey in the winter of 1941, Queenie reveals a community torn apart by illicit romance, heartbreak and revenge--and by dark acts of fear and desperation. The more Libby immerses herself in Queenie's journal, the more she understands why its secrets still haunt her family and Stella's. Christmas is a time of forgiveness, but is the treachery of their shared past too shameful to be forgotten?

Texas Classic Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635089076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 539

I spent one winter researching the holiday history, folklore, legend, and more of each and every state,' says Carole marsh. A great coffee-table book or classroom read, this book-in an edition for each U.S. state-shares a wealth of fascinating historical material and trivia about everything from holiday traditions to how we got the Christmas tree, superstitions, and more. From the Yule logs of Maine to snow on the Alamo, you'll love your own state book, but wish you could read them all. Don't forget to send your favorite teacher or grandchild a copy for their state!

Darling, Call the Coast Guard, We're on Fire Again! : and Other Tales of Liveaboard Life

Author: Catherine Dook

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 9780920663813

Category: Humor

Page: 168

View: 2107

Liveaboards-people who choose to live permanently on their boats-are a unique and colourful element along the west coast. Almost every harbour has its floating village, and the camaraderie of the docks is legendary. Catherine Dook offers her readers a fond and funny peek inside this unconventional lifestyle, where nothing stays still and everything depends on the weather.

Das Geschenk

Roman

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838717171

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 6133

Eine winterliche Reise mit Bestsellerautor David Baldacci Eine Eisenbahnfahrt von Washington bis nach Los Angeles, wie einst Mark Twain sie unternahm, damit will Tom Langdon seine Freundin zu Weihnachten überraschen. An Bord lernt er eine Vielzahl von ganz unterschiedlichen Menschen kennen. Mit im Gepäck hat ein jeder von ihnen Sorgen und Träumen, Ängste und Hoffnungen. Während sich an Bord dramatische und amüsante Verwicklungen entspinnen, fährt der Zug durch das Land, hinauf zu den Rocky Mountains. Ein Unwetter zieht herauf. Wird der Zug sein Ziel erreichen? Und welches Geschenk wird die Weihnachtszeit für die Passagiere bereithalten? David Baldacci hat eine berührende Geschichte für alle geschrieben, "die Eisenbahnzüge und Weihnachten lieben"

Florida Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635084791

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9022

I spent one winter researching the holiday history, folklore, legend, and more of each and every state,' says Carole marsh. A great coffee-table book or classroom read, this book-in an edition for each U.S. state-shares a wealth of fascinating historical material and trivia about everything from holiday traditions to how we got the Christmas tree, superstitions, and more. From the Yule logs of Maine to snow on the Alamo, you'll love your own state book, but wish you could read them all. Don't forget to send your favorite teacher or grandchild a copy for their state!

The Fish That Ate the Whale

The Life and Times of America's Banana King

Author: Rich Cohen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429946296

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5071

A legendary tale, both true and astonishing, from the author of Israel is Real and Sweet and Low When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, a banana hauler, a dockside hustler, and a plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof that America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures. In Latin America, when people shouted "Yankee, go home!" it was men like Zemurray they had in mind. Rich Cohen's brilliant historical profile The Fish That Ate the Whale unveils Zemurray as a hidden kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary, driven by an indomitable will to succeed. Known as El Amigo, the Gringo, or simply Z, the Banana Man lived one of the great untold stories of the last hundred years. Starting with nothing but a cart of freckled bananas, he built a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, mercenary soldiers, Honduran peasants, CIA agents, and American statesmen. From hustling on the docks of New Orleans to overthrowing Central American governments, from feuding with Huey Long to working with the Dulles brothers, Zemurray emerges as an unforgettable figure, connected to the birth of modern American diplomacy, public relations, business, and war—a monumental life that reads like a parable of the American dream.

Passiontide

A Novel

Author: Brian E. Pearson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781551263502

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 9014

David, an Anglican parish priest, is flung headlong into a journey of discovery that will lead him to Canada's rugged West Coast.

Christmas on Main Street

Author: JoAnn Ross,Susan Donovan,LuAnn McLane,Alexis Morgan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101621435

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5640

‘Tis the season to fall in love in these four small towns. In “Christmas in Shelter Bay,” New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross returns to Shelter Bay, where Kelli has long tried to keep her feelings for her friend Cole a secret. But when the local matchmakers conspire to send them to a secluded lakeside cabin, the two friends soon discover that a little love will keep them warm. TV producer Nathaniel Ravelle knows the Bayberry Island mermaid legend is a joke— how could a statue grant a wish for true love? But when a Christmas Nor’easter lands him in close quarters with local Annie Parker, they see magic at work in matters of the heart in New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan’s “A Seaside Christmas.” In LuAnn McLane’s “Mistletoe on Main Street,” Clint isn’t sure how to rekindle his romance with high school sweetheart Ava—until his father bows out of playing Santa at the annual Cricket Creek holiday parade and Clint gets the chance to make this Christmas one to remember. And in Alexis Morgan’s “The Christmas Gift”, business is booming at Bridey Roke’s pastry shop. Everyone in town stops in to sample her holiday treats. But in her spare moments, she’s perfecting a special recipe to charm the handsome new neighbor—who has his own surprise gift for her come Christmas Eve!

Auf Deutsch!

Author: Rosi McNab,Alan O'Brien

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435386207

Category: German language

Page: 126

View: 1722

Pupils of all abilities work on the same core activities and move together from unit to unit. This helps to build pupils' confidence and makes course management easier.Activities are stepped and open-ended, enabling pupils to work at their own pace and

Worker in the Light

Unlock Your Five Senses and Liberate Your Limitless Potential

Author: George Noory,William J. Birnes

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429983744

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 3048

George R. Noory is the host of America's top late-night radio talk show, Coast to Coast AM, which is broadcast to more than 500 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada and streamed over the Internet to more than ten million people, five nights a week. Noory truly believes that there are forces, both good and evil, at work on Earth, forces that can be harnessed by human beings. Fueled by a transcending experience at a very young age, Noory turned his life into an investigation of the possibilities and influence of such forces, and how we can use them to enhance our lives. Now George Noory has woven his life's work into both an amazing memoir and a miraculous key that readers can use to unlock the secret to their own sensual transcendence and liberate their limitless potential. Through Worker in the Light, George Noory will show readers how to: *Unlock the secrets to unlimited spiritual growth *Transcend all doubts and fears *Shatter the prison walls of their five senses *Deploy the power of intuition to see the future *Free themselves from the confines of time *Facilitate the power of lucid dreaming Through easily understood, step-by-step instructions, and examples from his own life, George Noory shows how he has surpassed his own limitations and frustrations, how he has freed himself from doubts and fears, and how he glimpsed the right way out of life's desperate straits. He will teach readers how to overcome fear and doubt and find happiness and success. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A winter circuit of our Arctic coast

Author: Hudson Stuck

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5878166518

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 9285

A winter circuit of our Arctic coast. A narrative of a journey with dog-sleds around the entire Arctic coast of Alaska.

The American Gazetteer

Exhibiting a Full Account of the Civil Divisions, Rivers, Harbours, Indian Tribes, &c. of the American Continent, Also of the West India and Other Appendant Islands; with a Particular Description of Louisiana

Author: Jedidiah Morse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

Page: 628

View: 4895

Baby-Sitters Club #23: Dawn on the Coast

Author: Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545628083

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9390

Visiting her father on the west coast, Dawn is tempted to stay with him when she enjoys the beach, Disneyland, and a wealth of healthy restaurants, but the homesick baby-sitter fears leaving her mother and all of her friends.

The General Gazetteer

Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary : Containing a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms ... in the Known World : with the Extent, Boundaries, and Natural Productions of Each Country ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 5287

Christmas Kisses: Book 5 of Romance on the Ranch Series

Author: Verna Clay

Publisher: Verna Clay

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 778

Romance on the Ranch Series: Dream Kisses; Honey Kisses; Baby Kisses; Candy Kisses; Christmas Kisses; Rock Star Kisses; Forever Kisses; Forgotten Kisses; Angel Kisses; The Last Kiss Although born into wealth and privilege, Cecelia Brightman has never found the forever-after kind of happiness she seeks. She has devoted her life to helping others through charity work, but now, at the age of forty-two, she can no longer continue along the same path. Much to the chagrin of her parents, she leaves the trappings of wealth to follow her heart to the small town of Paxtonville in Colorado to be near her brother and his large family. As for the hero of Christmas Kisses, he is new to the series and carrying baggage from a previous sorrow that almost destroyed him. However, I have a feeling Cecelia may be the perfect answer for Connor MacKenzie. Can be read as a standalone.

The Challenge of Institutionalizing Civilian Control

Botswana, Ivory Coast, and Kenya in Comparative Perspective

Author: Boubacar N'Diaye

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739102398

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

View: 1558

Assessing three of the most enduring civilian regimes in Africa--Botswana, Kenya, and, until the December 1999 coup, the Ivory Coast--Boubacar N'Diaye focuses on the role of civilian regimes in the institutionalization of civilian control. The author warns that only government legitimacy and a culture of genuine military professionalism are likely to assure civilian control of the military. N'Diaye calls for a bold conceptual shift in the study of African civil-military relations away from expedient short-term coup avoidance. Refreshingly, his study emphasizes the policies regimes enact instead of the structures of African societies or the personal idiosyncrasies of leaders. This book has important implications not only for understanding the causes and outcomes of coups in Africa, but also for the study of emerging democracies everywhere.

On the Third Day of Christmas

A festive novella

Author: Helen Chandler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473613280

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 2003

Put your feet up, tuck into a mince pie and enjoy this treat-sized piece of festive fiction. For fans of Jenny Colgan and Lisa Jewell. It's 27th December, and Julia is thinking about Christmas, and the cosy, relaxed days she spent with her best friend, Toby. Maybe it was just the magic of Christmas, or maybe it was just her, but was there a frisson of something else between them? After ten years of friendship, and a couple of near-misses, is Julia coming to realise that true love might have been under her nose all along? Most importantly, does Toby feel the same?

Stupid Christmas

Author: Leland Gregory

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449405630

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 3216

From absurd 911 calls to presidential philosophizing and foolish felons, Leland Gregory generates the best laughs by exposing the worst of human nature. Following up his New York Times best-selling Stupid American History, Gregory sets his sights on the holidays as he exposes mind-numbing mistletoe maladies in Stupid Christmas: Idiots under the Mistletoe. Perhaps it's the spiked eggnog or the multiple family members gathered around crazy-colored, twinkly lights, but the holidays are rife with idiocy by the daft and the dumb. Inside this latest collection, Gregory offers more than 200 accounts of holiday-induced stupidity, including: * While smoke billowed out of the store, firefighters had to physically restrain enthusiastic shoppers from entering a Great Lakes Mall store during an electrical fire. * In 1995, officials debated over whom to invite to the city's Christmas tree ceremony: President Bill Clinton or the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. * As a joke, Andrew Jackson sent formal invitations to his Christmas ball to a well-known mother-and-daughter prostitute team in Salisbury, North Carolina.