By Deeanne Gist
Rachel van Buren arrives in Gold Rush San Francisco with needs: to guard her more youthful siblings and to come back east once attainable. either pursuits turn out more challenging than she may well think as her brother and sister are lured via the city's harmful freedom and a missionary-turned-gambler stakes a declare on her middle. Rachel will not hand over with no struggle notwithstanding, and shortly all will research an eloquent yet funny lesson approximately what actually makes a lady.Speak courteously. even if you are the merely decent lady round, protesting the decadence of a urban misplaced to gold fever.Dress Modestly. put on your sunbonnet continually. be sure not anyone sees your paintings boots muddied by means of the San Francisco streets.Remain dedicated to relatives. safeguard your siblings from the lures of town, even opposed to their wishes.Stand Above Reproach. so much tough whilst an excellent guy seems to be a saloon owner.Rise Above Temptation. No, now not even a bit kiss....When those principles develop into more and more tough to uphold, can Rachel Van Buren stay a beacon of advantage in a urban of vice?
By Ruth R. Wisse (ed.)
By Kathryn Magendie
Gentle GRACES Kathryn Magendie exchange paperback, April 2009, Bell Bridge Books modern Women’s Fiction, Southern a gradual but unflinching examine how we discover our means domestic. a girl returns to her West Virginia roots to unravel the ghosts of her youth. within the culture of Rebecca Wells, Sue Monk Kidd, Olive Ann Burns, and Dorothy Allison. smooth GRACES by means of Kathryn Magendie is robust literary women’s fiction written with beautiful type. The loss of life of her mom and thoughts of her abused grandmother entice a tender lady again to the Appalachian hole the place she was once born. Virginia Kate, the daughter of a pretty mountain wild-child and a slick, Shakespeare-quoting salesman, relives her turbulent youth and the ache of her mother’s betrayals. Haunted through ghosts and buried relations secrets and techniques, Virginia Kate struggles to reconcile 3 generations of her family’s misplaced innocence. Rave stories contain: "Kathryn Magendie's smooth GRACES is a strong, relocating and fantastically written debut. With wealthy aspect, bright imagery and finely drawn characters who bounce off the web page, drag you into their lives and make you root for them, this publication will command your awareness the entire strategy to the ultimate page...and go away you wishing for more."--Danielle Younge-Ullman, writer of FALLING less than “Kathryn Magendie's delicate GRACES leaves a ghostly path of damaged hearts from by-God West Virginia to Texas to the shimmering seasons of Louisiana the place true love and an unforeseen house is came upon for a misplaced baby. comparable to early Lee Smith and Silas apartment, Magendie's Virginia Kate Carey is the regular beating pulse of this pretty narrative that sweeps via a life of loss, grief, and eventually redemption and what it capacity to move domestic again.” – Kerry Madden, writer, Gentle’s Holler “Gifted” – Deborah LeBlanc, writer “Powerful” – Angie Ledbetter, writer “Arresting” – David Madden, writer “A poem to youth” – Ed Cullen, NPR contributor “Held me spellbound” – Cheryl’s publication corner stories “Poetic” -- J. Kaye’s e-book weblog “Poignant and humorous” – Booklove studies “Simply outstanding” – Firestalker experiences “I actually couldn’t placed it down” – Suburban Sanity stories “Don’t leave out this book”—The Serenity Room studies “Highly urged – Kaye’s Penguin Posts studies “TENDER GRACES by way of Kathryn Magendie is the type of ebook that sticks with you lengthy when you end it. I became the final web page this morning, and that i nonetheless cannot get the characters out of my head. . . I hugely suggest smooth Graces, and that i are aware of it will make my record of favourite books for the year.” – Diary of an Eccentric studies “This is meant to be a assessment of Kathryn Magendie’s beautiful literary novel, no longer a basic dialogue of my father’s peculiarities, yet probably that’s my element. soft Graces grew to become a part of my kinfolk. Virginia Kate might have been me. Her mom might have been my father’s mom. Her brother Micah might have been my Dad. probably that’s the top compliment i'll ever provide a ebook besides: I couldn’t separate my fact from Magendie’s fiction.” – Katrina Stonoff, enable it Simmer studies
By Lynette Eason
Dangerous Admirer through Valerie Hansen
Someone's stalking Rachel Hollister. With suspects at each flip, it is deputy Jase Morgan's task to halt the threat shadowing her steps. because the such a lot romantic vacation of the 12 months ways, can she belief this fascinating officer together with her life...and her heart?
Dark Obsession by means of Lynette Eason
Hang-up calls, graffiti, break-ins at her store correct ahead of Valentine's Day... anyone desires to scare Holly Maddox--and it really is operating. Her highschool sweetheart, Eli Brody, involves the rescue, yet absolutely the good-looking detective does not really plan to stick. there is nowhere for Holly to show as danger--and heartbreak--start ultimate in.
By DAVIS MAX
A riveting novel that celebrates the God who supplies moment possibilities. If you’ve ever seemed again in your lifestyles, feeling you threw away a golden second, you are going to stroll clear of this passionate tale cheering and with a renewed outlook by yourself lifestyles. Luke Hatcher is the delight of Magnolia Springs, Louisiana. the correct child. He attends Church—doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, doesn’t cuss. He’s the celebrity of the highschool baseball workforce, destined for the large leagues, yet every little thing adjustments with an easy problem. Luke’s Passage follows a tender man’s religious and emotional trip, throughout the jungles of Viet Nam and whole circle again to Magnolia Springs the place his goals as soon as awaited him — gaining knowledge of, to his shock, the last word and lifestyles therapeutic transformation of a God he suggestion he may by no means think in back.
By Paulo Coelho
How can we locate the braveness to constantly be actual to ourselves—even if we're uncertain of who we are?
That is the vital query of foreign bestselling writer Paulo Coelho’s profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. it's the tale of a mysterious lady named Athena, instructed through the various who knew her well—or not often in any respect. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the type of tale that would rework the way in which readers take into consideration love, ardour, pleasure, and sacrifice.
By Irene Brand, Dana Corbit
There is not any position like domestic for the vacations The reward of kinfolk through Irene model Newly engaged Wendy Kenworth and Evan Kessler's courting is established whilst Evan needs to go away university to control the kin farm. City-girl Wendy cannot comprehend her fianc?'s unexpected have to paintings the land, yet getting stranded on the Kesslers for Christmas provides Wendy reason for mirrored image. Can Evan's robust religion encourage her to just accept the reward of relations? baby in a Manger through Dana Corbit discovering an child within the church nativity scene was once a Christmas shock for Allison Hensley! The social employee took the newborn while no foster relatives should be came across. yet operating with cynical detective Brock Chandler to discover the unknown mom and dad woke up unforeseen emotions. might this baby be heaven-sent to make a kinfolk of Allison and Brock?
By Stacy Hawkins Adams
What do you do in the event you discover you are not who you need to be?Rachelle Covington has all of it, yet she reveals herself longing for extra. And while her husband and children go away for the month Rachelle takes up the problem to begin an inventory of items to do earlier than she dies. while she heads again to Jubilant, Texas, to reconnect along with her prior, her ex indicates up on the town. Will she hand over every thing to get well the previous? Or will she discover a cause to devise for the longer term?