Holding Her Head High

Author: Janine Turner
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418537624
Size: 53.90 MB
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Life lessons from single mothers throughout history form the inspiration for single mothers today. Single moms are not just a product of our modern culture. There have been single mothers throughout history, women who have raised not only their children but also nations with a higher vision for life. Holding Her Head High recounts stories of twelve such women from the third to the twenty-first centuries, women who found ways to twist their fates to represent God's destiny for their lives. These uniquely powerful, brave women, within the scope of their own world and times, are like the ninety-nine percent of single mothers today who never intended to carry that distinction. They are abandoned, widowed, or divorced, all carrying wounds, yet they also all found ways to exhibit courage, kindness, dignity, and faith to heal themselves by healing others. Actress Janine Turner, herself a single mother, describes the social implications for women and children from the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages to Pioneer days, including a single mother of slavery. Stories from women like Rachel Lavein Fawcett, abandoned single mother of Alexander Hamilton; Abagail Adams, a wartime widow; Harriet Jacobs, an unwed mother of slavery whose autobiography was published the year the Civil War began; and widowed Belva Lockwood, the first woman to officially run for President, all carrying wounds but all offering insight, wisdom, and encouragement. Lessons include: Listen for God's higher calling Hold your head high Dare to dream Champion your children Heal with humor Don't Give Up Before the Miracle

Gathering Blue

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547345789
Size: 47.71 MB
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Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

Emily Of New Moon

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635266316
Size: 73.11 MB
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Similar to her earlier and more famous Anne of Green Gables series, the Emily novels depicted life through the eyes of a young orphan girl, Emily Starr, who is raised by her relatives after her father dies of consumption. The series was less romanticized and more realistic than the Anne novels. Montgomery considered Emily to be a character much closer to her own personality than Anne, and some of the events which occur in the Emily series happened to Montgomery herself. Emily is described as having black hair, purply violet eyes, pale skin and a unique and enchanting "slow" smile.

A Little Bit Vulnerable

Author: Janine Turner
Publisher: Dunham Group
ISBN: 9781939447579
Size: 38.16 MB
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In A Little Bit Vulnerable, actress Janine Turner opens up about her private life for the first time claiming she feels, "a little bit vulnerable." In this breathtaking sweep of her half a century of living, Janine journeys through the canyons of her life and how she sought horizons. Through the treasure chest of her private poetry to essays, opinion-editorials, radio interviews and letters, Janine reveals how she climbed out of the canyons of heartbreak, alcoholism, and the recent death of her father, as well as her call to action for American men, women and children to preserve American principles. In A Little Bit Vulnerable, Janine weaves wisdom from her ancestors, Publius, politicians and her own personal "life lessons," into a tapestry of triumph and takes the reader along with her. This moving memoir includes never-before-seen personal photographs of Ms. Turner and many of the famous (and infamous) people in her life. -- Janine Turner

Holding On To Hope

Author: Nancy Guthrie
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414301266
Size: 58.43 MB
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Author Nancy Guthrie adds a Bible study on the book of Job to her critically acclaimed book for readers and groups that want to dig deeper into what the Bible says about dealing with suffering. The study guide section includes questions, commentary, and Scripture references. In Holding on to Hope,Nancy Guthrie shuns platitudes and easy answers and offers an uplifting perspective on suffering, not only for those experiencing monumental loss, but for anyone going through difficulty or failure. Through lessons drawn from the biblical story of Job and the experience of losing her infant daughter, Nancy gently challenges readers to embrace suffering as a means of discovering a more meaningful relationship with God.

That Book Woman

Author: Heather Henson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442439599
Size: 59.61 MB
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Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that's not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish -- or is she braver than he ever thought? That Book Woman is a rare and moving tale that honors a special part of American history -- the Pack Horse Librarians, who helped untold numbers of children see the stories amid the chicken scratch, and thus made them into lifetime readers.

Holding Her Close

Author: Allyson Lindt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615933320
Size: 19.10 MB
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Zach is haunted by ex-girlfriends. The day his fiancee dumped him, she also sold her shares of his multi-billion dollar corporation. On top of that, the girl who broke his heart in high school-the only woman he's never been able to forget-is back in his life. She's filling his business partner's head with delusions of recovering from the hostile takeover, and haunting Zach's most vivid fantasies. But Zach's got a plan to solve half the problem: one night with her, and he can put the past behind him. It's been years since Rae talked to her high school sweetheart. But her best friend is his business partner, and running in the same circles has caught up to her. Rae is seeing Zach everywhere, including her explicit, rampant imagination. When he proposes a single night together for closure, she hopes it will be just what she needs to move on. The past and the present intertwine as "Just this once" becomes "Just one more time." When Rae discovers the solution to Zach's business problems the entire situation becomes one giant knot. Can he trust her enough to risk his heart and livelihood a second time, or will experience convince him to walk away from everything?

Selected Cronicas

Author: Clarice Lispector
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811224953
Size: 46.27 MB
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"Clarice Lispector was a born writer....she writes with sensuous verve, bringing her earliest passions into adult life intact, along with a child's undiminished capacity for wonder."—The New York Times Book Review "In 1967, Brazil's leading newspaper asked the avant-garde writer Lispector to write a weekly column on any topic she wished. For almost seven years, Lispector showed Brazilian readers just how vast and passionate her interests were. This beautifully translated collection of selected columns, or crônicas, is just as immediately stimulating today and ably reinforces her reputation as one of Brazil's greatest writers. Indeed, these columns should establish her as being among the era's most brilliant essayists. She is masterful, even reminiscent of Montaigne, in her ability to spin the mundane events of life into moments of clarity that reveal greater truths."—Publishers Weekly

Tillie Lewis

Author: Kyle Elizabeth Wood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537372679
Size: 46.21 MB
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Kyle Elizabeth Wood documents the extraordinary life of Tillie Lewis from a child of poverty in New York's tenements to the queen of the US agricultural industry who created products and jobs that saved many Americans through the great depression and beyond. Who was Tillie Lewis? Ziegfeld showgirl? Fascist spy? Super patriot? International pirate? Duchess of Diet? Tomato Queen? Tillie was an ethereal spitfire climbing the corporate ladder in a silk dress, high-heels, and pearls. She refused to give up her femininity while battling men and a society bent upon sending her out of the boardroom and back to the kitchen. Instead she created an agricultural empire that made her a global titan of industry. Moshe Dayan, Ariel Sharon, Vice President Hubert Humphrey sought her advice. Wood's biography of this incredible, formidable woman who swam against the current of prejudice and adversity, shares her simple rules for success within these pages, along with the battles she lost and wars she won. Tillie was focused on success no matter what the cost. Her courage to forge new paths and refusing to be told no is an inspiration to all.