The Things We Wish Were True

The Things We Wish Were True Author Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
ISBN-10 1503936074
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Lake Union Publishing
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In an idyllic small-town neighborhood, a near tragedy triggers a series of dark revelations. From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from house to house. Up and down the streets, neighbors quietly bear the weight of their own pasts until an accident at the community pool upsets the delicate equilibrium. And when tragic circumstances compel a woman to return to Sycamore Glen after years of self-imposed banishment, the tangle of the neighbors intertwined lives begins to unravel. During the course of a sweltering summer, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the neighbors learn that it s impossible to really know those closest to us. But is it impossible to love and forgive them?"

The Mailbox

The Mailbox Author Marybeth Whalen
ISBN-10 1434702170
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher David C Cook
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Centered on a real landmark on the coast of North Carolina, The Mailbox blends intriguing folklore and true faith with raw contemporary issues that affect every woman. When Lindsey Adams first visits the Kindred Spirit mailbox at Sunset Beach, she has no idea that twenty years later she will still be visiting the mailbox—still pouring out her heart in letters that summarize the best and worst parts of her life. Returning to Sunset for her first vacation since her husband left her, Lindsey struggles to put her sorrow into words. Memories surface of her first love, Campbell—and the rejection that followed. When Campbell reappears in her life, Lindsey must decide whether to trust in love again or guard herself from greater pain. The Mailbox is a rich novel about loss, hope, and the beauty of second chances.

When We Were Worthy

When We Were Worthy Author Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
ISBN-10 1503941604
Year 2017-09-12
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lake Union Publishing
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A win brought them together, but loss may tear them apart. When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they’d watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. Now, they’re faced with the deaths of three cheerleaders—their promising lives cut short in a fatal crash. And the boy in the other car—the only one to survive—is believed to be at fault. As rumors begin to fly and accusations spin, allegiances form and long-kept secrets emerge. At the center of the whirlwind are four women, each grappling with loss, regret, shame, and lies: Marglyn, a grieving mother; Darcy, whose son had been behind the wheel; Ava, a substitute teacher with a scandalous secret; and Leah, a cheerleader who should have been in the car with her friends, but wasn’t. If the truth comes out, will it bring redemption—or will it be their downfall?

Things We Wish We d Known

Things We Wish We d Known Author Bill Waring
ISBN-10 1883002427
Year 1998-10-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher
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Things We Wish We'd Known makes available to novices, long-timers, and parents just testing the waters the time-earned secrets of 50 veteran homeschooling families. Pioneers and leaders in the homeschooling community discuss the concepts, the basics, the priorities, God's involvement, Christian character, and the blessings. An indispensible guide!

The Wish

The Wish Author Bill Griffin
ISBN-10 9781472126153
Year 2017-02-02
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Uniquely the book will be published with 99 different covers, a selection of which can be seen here. Your cover will therefore be a surprise and we really hope that you like the one that you receive. Just over 1,000 days ago, Bill Griffin launched Crowdwish, a website and app with a single proposition - it simply asked people what three things they thought they wanted most. Wishes poured in from all over the world, with the site promising to take some form of meaningful action for the most up-voted wish every twenty-four hours. Wishes that have gained national press attention range from the assisting of a woman who wanted to find a half-decent boyfriend ('just not a dick basically'), duping Katie Hopkins into signing a gagging order and attaching a faux marble plinth to the offices of the Daily Mail. The Wish reviews 99 of the site's most popular wishes, and asks: what are the things we really want, how can we get closer to them and how much happier would we be if they were to come true? The result is a snapshot of the hopes, dreams and desires that unite us all, part reflection on a fascinating social experiment, part humorous rumination on the nature of happiness and part instruction manual for life. The Wish is funny, upbeat and genuinely helpful - each reader is invited to pick one wish from the book that resonates most with them, and email the author for help in making it happen.

The Bridge Tender

The Bridge Tender Author Marybeth Whalen
ISBN-10 9780310338437
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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A surprise gift from her late husband will give a young widow the chance to do the hardest thing in the world . . . move on. On their honeymoon, the new Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Shaw made a pact: No matter the sacrifices along the way, one day they would return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina—this time to buy their own home. But that dream was not to be. Seven years into a beautiful marriage, Emily is left a widow, heartbroken, and way past caring about anything. Until a man approaches her, claiming to have something left to her from Ryan. Something secret. Unsure if she can ever embrace a new life without her husband, but even less sure about continuing to stay where she is, Emily heads to the coast to keep her end of the promise she once made. Without delay, she becomes immersed in the lives of the locals, including the reclusive bridge tender with an unexpected past. As the community debates over building a new bridge, Emily must decide whether she will build a bridge of her own, one that will take her out of a painful past and into the new life—and new love—that her lost love made possible.

Who We Were Before

Who We Were Before Author Leah Mercer
ISBN-10 1503938158
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Lake Union Publishing
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Zoe knows that it wasn't really her fault. Of course it wasn't. But if she'd just grasped harder, run faster, lunged quicker, she might have saved him. And Edward doesn't really blame her, though his bitter words at the time still haunt her, and he can no more take them back than she can halt the car that killed their son. Two years on, every day is a tragedy. Edward knows they should take healing steps together, but he's tired of being shut out. For Zoe, it just seems easier to let grief lead the way. A weekend in Paris might be their last hope for reconciliation, but mischance sees them separated before they've even left Gare du Nord. Lost and alone, Edward and Zoe must try to find their way back to each other--and find their way back to the people they were before. But is that even possible?

Wish You Well

Wish You Well Author David Baldacci
ISBN-10 9780330524667
Year 2011-05-16
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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From bestselling author and master storyteller David Baldacci, Wish You Well is a dramatic and enthralling tale of family unity in the face of adversity. Tragedy strikes the New York-based Cardinal family when their car is involved in a terrible accident. Twelve-year-old Lou and seven-year-old Oz survive, but the crash leaves their father dead and their mother in a coma. It would seem their world has been shattered forever until their great-grandmother, Louisa Mae, agrees to raise the children on her Virginia mountain farm. But before long their rural idyll is threatened by the discovery of natural gas on the mountain. Determined to protect her home from the ravages of big business, Louisa Mae refuses to sell, but when the neighbours hear of the potential wealth the company could bring, they begin to turn against her. And now the Cardinal family find themselves ensnared in another battle, to be played out in a crowded Virginia courtroom: a battle for justice, for survival, and for the right to stay together in the only place they know as home. Filled with both rich humour and desperate poignancy, Wish You Well is a tale of family, faith, humanity and prejudice, set against the magical backdrop of the Virginia high rock.'Baldacci triumphs with his best novel yet, an utterly captivating drama.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

The Slow Regard of Silent Things Author Patrick Rothfuss
ISBN-10 9780698184947
Year 2014-10-28
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree Author Marybeth Whalen
ISBN-10 9780310334897
Year 2013-06-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Savvy, determined Ivy Marshall discovers that her husband has cheated on her on the very same day her sister’s perfect boyfriend proposes on national television. When Ivy’s mother asks her to return to her family’s beach home to plan her sister’s upcoming wedding, she decides to use the excuse to escape from the pain of her broken heart. When her return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, brings Ivy face to face with her former fiancé, old feelings are rekindled and she wonders if there is a future for them. However, when Ivy refuses to talk to her husband, he resorts to tweeting to her, expressing his remorse and making it clear he doesn’t want to give up on their marriage. As she helps prepare the wishing tree for her sister’s wedding, she must examine her dreams for her own future and what true love should be. “A lovely journey of discovery and forgiveness.” —Sheila Roberts, best-selling author of What She Wants “Marybeth Whalen writes with a light hand, skillfully blending issues of faith and the realities of modern life into a compelling and believable read.” —Marie Bostwick, New York Times best-selling author of Between Heaven and Texas

Interference

Interference Author Amelie Antoine
ISBN-10 1503936171
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher
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They were the perfect couple but not all is as it seems. Young married couple Gabriel and Chloe have a picture-perfect life. But when athletic Chloe suddenly drowns, Gabriel is left to grapple with the mysterious circumstances of her death. Brokenhearted, he pours out his grief in a bereavement group and is consoled by photographer Emma. While the two grow closer, Gabriel can t help but feel Chloe s presence everywhere he goes. And as revelations about Chloe slowly emerge, he begins to wonder, is Emma really that different? From prize-winning and bestselling author Amelie Antoine comes a dark and evocative novel that will keep readers guessing until the final moments will Gabriel be able to move on with Emma, or will the mystery of Chloe s death consume him?"

Everything We Keep

Everything We Keep Author Kerry Lonsdale
ISBN-10 1503935310
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Lake Union Publishing
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Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents restaurant. But when her fiance, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James s funeral a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace. As Aimee struggles to reconstruct her life, she delves deeper into James s disappearance. What she uncovers is an ocean of secrets that make her question everything about the life they built together. And just below the surface is a truth that may set Aimee free or shatter her forever. A luminous debut with unexpected twists, "Everything We Keep" explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to protect us."

The House on Primrose Pond

The House on Primrose Pond Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN-10 9780451475381
Year 2016-02
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher New American Library
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After suffering a sudden, traumatic loss, historical novelist Susannah Gilmore decides to uproot her life - and the lives of her two children - and leave their beloved Brooklyn for the little town of Eastwood, New Hampshire. While the trio adjusts to their new surroundings, Susannah is captivated by an unexpected find in her late parents' home: an unsigned love note addressed to her mother, in handwriting that is most definitely not her father's. Reeling from the thought that she never really knew her mother, Susannah finds mysteries everywhere she looks: in her daughter's friendship with an older neighbor, in a charismatic local man to whom she's powerfully drawn, and in an eighteenth century crime she's researching for her next book. Compelled to dig into her mother's past, Susannah discovers even more secrets, ones that surpass any fiction she could ever put to paper . . . 'An intricate story full of family mysteries, heart, and hope. Every time I closed this book I couldn't wait to open it again.' Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives 'Prepare to be beguiled. The House on Primrose Pondproves that the past - warmest memories to darkest secrets - can be the key to unlock the lost treasures of the present. McDonough writes of the heart's ability to love beyond betrayal, death, and all of history's storytelling.' Sarah McCoy, New York Timesand international bestselling author of The Mapmaker's Children 'Filled with characters as beautifully-drawn as their New England setting, The House on Primrose Pondoffers a fascinating and tender journey of a recently-widowed woman who returns to the landscape of her youth for comfort, only to face a family mystery that may turn her already topsy-turvy world upside down even further. Atmospheric and deeply romantic, McDonough's latest is exactly the sort of novel I long to lose myself in.' Erika Marks, author of The Guest Houseand It Comes In Waves 'Pulls you into the charm of small town New England where Susannah Gilbert is a single mom trying to start again while she handles it all. Filled with secrets, history, gossip, friendships, and sexy romance - pour yourself a cup of cocoa and get lost and found again on Primrose Pond!' Marci Nault, author of The Lake House 'A beautifully written story about loss, the power of family ties, and finding love in places you'd least expect. Once caught in the emotional currents of her story, you'll not be released until the last, satisfying page.' Kellie Coates Gilbert, author of A Woman of Fortune

The Confidence Game

The Confidence Game Author Maria Konnikova
ISBN-10 9781782113904
Year 2016-01-28
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Canongate Books
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The con artist: from Bernie Madoff to Clark Rockefeller to Lance Armstrong. How do they get away with it? And what keeps us falling for them, over and over again? In The Confidence Game, Maria Konnikova investigates the psychological principles that underlie each stage of the swindle, from the put-up all the way to the fix, and how we can train ourselves to spot a story that isn't all it seems.

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying Author Bronnie Ware
ISBN-10 9781781800058
Year 2012
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care. Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests o.