Fiction

'Til Morning Light

Author: Ann Moore

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

View: 396

An Irish mother faces her destiny in California as the acclaimed trilogy comes to an end—“a vibrant picture of American history in the mid-19th century” (Historical Novel Society). With her two children, Gracelin O’Malley travels to post–Gold Rush San Francisco to meet the sea captain who has proposed marriage to her. But when she arrives, he is nowhere to be found. Destitute in a city filled with gangs, disillusioned soldiers, and professional gamblers, Grace takes a position as a cook for one of the city’s most prominent doctors—only to become caught up in a tangled web of blackmail and betrayal. Determined to make a secure life for her children and find her brother, Sean, Gracelin sets in motion a series of events that change the future of everyone around her, never dreaming that the man she thought she’d lost forever is still alive and determined to find his way back to her. Dickensian in scope, with a full cast of riveting characters, Ann Moore’s ’Til Morning Light is the stunning conclusion to the enthralling story of Gracelin O’Malley, a heroine for the ages.
Fiction

The Gracelin O'Malley Trilogy

Author: Ann Moore

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1575

View: 230

This “elegantly written” trilogy follows an unforgettable Irish heroine from the potato famine through immigrating to America (Eileen Goudge). “An epic saga that sweeps you into the life of a remarkable woman,” Ann Moore’s trilogy of breathtaking historical novels covers Gracelin O’Malley’s life from the 1845 Famine and the Young Ireland movement to the mass emigration to America, culminating in the wild frontier of 1850s California (Romantic Times). Through it all, Gracelin’s indomitable spirit and Moore’s “vivid historical detail” prove most hauntingly memorable (Kirkus Reviews). Gracelin O’Malley: As the potato famine devastates Ireland, Gracelin openly defies her English husband by feeding the desperate souls who come to their door, and secretly sides with the rebels who call themselves the Young Irelanders—including her beloved brother, Sean—as they fight to free their homeland from the yoke of English rule. “Lyrical, pitch-perfect prose . . . Historical fiction at its finest.” —Publishers Weekly Leaving Ireland: Forced to flee Ireland, Gracelin takes her young daughter with her on an arduous transatlantic voyage to New York City. As she tries to make a new life for herself and her daughter, she reunites with her brother and befriends a runaway slave, getting swept up into the volatile abolitionist movement. “Moore blends romance and adventure. . . . Strong and likable characters and a well-paced story will make readers look forward to Gracelin’s next appearance.” —Booklist ’Til Morning Light: With her two children, Gracelin travels to post–Gold Rush San Francisco to meet the sea captain who has proposed to her. But when she arrives, he is nowhere to be found. Although destitute in a dangerous city, Gracelin vows to make a secure life for her children and find her brother. “Readers who have been following the story of Gracelin O’Malley will be thrilled with the concluding volume in Moore’s trilogy.” —Booklist
Young Adult Fiction

Straight On Till Morning

Author: Liz Braswell

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page:

View: 226

What if Wendy first traveled to Neverland...with Captain Hook? Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling's life is not what she imagined it would be. The doldrums of an empty house after her brothers have gone to school, the dull parties where everyone thinks she talks too much, and the fact that her parents have decided to send her away to Ireland as a governess—it all makes her wish things could be different. Wendy's only real escape is in writing down tales of Never Land. After nearly meeting her hero, Peter Pan, four years earlier, she still holds on to the childhood hope that his magical home truly exists. She also holds on to his shadow. So when an opportunity to travel to Never Land via pirate ship presents itself, Wendy makes a deal with the devil. But Never Land isn't quite the place she imagined it would be. Unexpected dangers and strange foes pop up at every turn, and a little pixie named Tinker Bell seems less than willing to help. But when Captain Hook reveals some rather permanent and evil plans for Never Land, it's up to the two of them to save Peter Pan—and his world.
Fiction

Gracelin O'Malley

Author: Ann Moore

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 693

Set during Ireland’s devastating potato famine, a spellbinding novel of a young woman torn between love for her family and duty to her English husband. Patrick O’Malley names his newborn daughter Gracelin for the light of the sea that shines in her eyes. But when young Gracelin is only six years old, her mother’s untimely death drains joy and laughter from the O’Malley clan. At fifteen, Gracelin saves her family from financial ruin by marrying Bram Donnelly, the son of a wealthy English landowner. But, even though Gracelin is Protestant, she is snubbed by English high society for marrying above her station. To temporarily appease her husband’s cruel nature, she intends to provide him with an heir—but that, too, will end in sorrow. As famine sweeps Ireland, Gracelin openly defies her husband by feeding the desperate souls who come to their door. In secret, she also sides with the rebels who call themselves the Young Irelanders. Led by Morgan McDonagh and joined by Gracelin’s beloved brother, Sean, the Irelanders are determined to fight and free their homeland from the yoke of English rule. A vivid chronicle of nineteenth-century Ireland, the first volume of Ann Moore’s popular trilogy introduces a courageous young heroine and movingly portrays an indomitable people as they struggle to survive the infamous famine and the brutal civil war that arrived in its wake. Fans of gripping historical fiction will love this “epic saga that sweeps you into the life of a remarkable woman” (Romantic Times).
Body, Mind & Spirit

Wise Owl

Author: Ross Berger

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 48

View: 650

In some cultures, the owl is heralded as a symbol of strength, prosperity, and knowledge. Learn all about these captivating birds in the Wise Owl: The Ancient Symbol of Wisdom. Inside, you'll discover mythology and folklore about these intelligent creatures and get a look at how they're represented in the media and pop culture. This kit also includes a 2 3/4 inch resin owl and tons of fun facts like this: The only way an owl can view its surroundings is by turning its head. So make the wise decision and take home the Wise Owl.
Fiction

Straight on 'Til Morning

Author: K. J. Sutton

Publisher: Once Upon a Time Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

View: 411

In 1895, London is rife with secrets. The Davenport family is hiding their lost fortune. Lady Julie Bainbridge is doing everything she can to keep her past from becoming exposed. A boy watches everything from the shadows. And the island awaits. Wendy Davenport can't dodge the bank much longer, and her family's dire circumstances aren't improving. She knows change is on the horizon. It soon comes in the form of Peter, whose name is whispered in the streets by friends and enemies alike. They call him a wish granter. A miracle worker. A demon. One of those enemies sees an opportunity. Lady Julie Bainbridge, a wealthy woman who knows the truth about the Davenport household. She presents Wendy with a choice-kill Peter next time he visits her, and get paid handsomely for her troubles, or all of London will know about her family's ruin. With no other alternatives, Wendy journeys to Neverland with the intention of ending Peter's life. A task that may prove even more difficult as her attraction to him continues to grow. Will Wendy be able to strike when it matters most, or will the magic of Neverland-and the boy who holds its heart-jeopardize all she holds dear?
Poetry

Sparkling Light

Author: Karyl J. Leslie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 442

View: 627

Sparkling Light: Poems of Wonder and Grace is the authors second book of poetry designed to point to the love, promises, and faithfulness of God. As with her first book, Rays of Hope: Poems of Faith and Inspiration, the poems in this volume can be read as occasional devotional prompts or as desired. The reader is encouraged to use the open space on each page for his or her own reflections, expressions, or prayers. The poems are organized by months of the year for ease of reading, but most can be read at any time. The variable length and style of the poems is deliberate to enable a variety of reflection experiences and opportunities. Sparkling Light is written from a Christian perspective. The uplifting poems endeavor to give readers a renewed sense of awe at the beauty and wonder of Gods creative and transforming love and faithfulness.
Fiction

Leaving Ireland

Author: Ann Moore

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

View: 763

An Irish mother must flee her beloved homeland for a new life in America, in the “gripping” second novel of the acclaimed historical trilogy (Publishers Weekly). Forced to flee Ireland, Gracelin O’Malley boards a coffin ship bound for America, taking her young daughter with her on the arduous transatlantic voyage. In New York, Gracelin struggles to adapt to a strange new world and to the harsh realities of immigrant life in a city teeming with crime, corruption, and anti-Irish prejudice. As she tries to make a life for herself and her daughter, she reunites with her brother, Sean . . . and a man she thought she’d never see again. When her friendship with a runaway slave sweeps her into the volatile abolitionist movement, Gracelin gains entrée to the drawing rooms of the wealthy and powerful. Still, the injustice all around her threatens the future of those she loves, and once again, she must do the unthinkable. This sweeping novel of the Irish immigrant experience in 1840s America brings a long-ago world to vibrant life and continues a remarkable heroine’s bold, dramatic journey through extraordinary times.
Poetry

A Galaxy of Verse, Vol. 38, 2018 Finis

Author: Barbara Blanks, editor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 146

View: 837

A Galaxy of Verse Literary Foundation is a non-profit 501-c (3) organization that publishes member-submitted poems, hosts cash-prize contests, and aims to produce two issues of its anthology each year. For 44 years, Galaxy has had members who wereÑand areÑaward-winning and/or published poets. It has given opportunities to good poets to have their work read by a national public. It has also encouraged the creative process by publishing the work of new or beginning poets. Its members have been so supportive of this publication that it has often hosted more cash-award contests than many state poetry societies. A Galaxy of Verse has a proud heritage and leaves an impressive legacy.
Crafts & Hobbies

Holiday Scrapbooking

Author: Vanessa-Ann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 781

New in Paper Holidays are a perfect time to take photos of family and friends, and with the help ofVanessa-Ann, your snapshots can be part of a fabulous scrapbook worth to treasure forever. Christmas, New Year's, Easter, Birthdays, Valentine's Day, and Mother's and Father's Day: there's an idea for every special occasion. Each charming layout, replete with colorful photographs and lively embellishments, provides endless inspiration. Try using torn photo mats to frame an image, adding pretty eyelets, and making wire letters. Think of including a plastic spider on a "Happy Haunting" Halloween page or building a snowman out of patterned snowflake paper. From "Letters to the North Pole" tucked inside paper pockets to "Our First Thanksgiving," every page will tell a story.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Thank You for This Day

Author: Debbie Trafton O'Neal

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 793

Presents old and new prayers, songs, rhymes, and Bible verses, designed to help families share faith and build prayer traditions together.
Biography & Autobiography

Iporanga!

Author: Kevin Apostobranco

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

View: 597

In 1969, Dr. D.M. McArtor, Deputy Director of Technology for the US Dept. of Defense went before the Senate Committee for Approbations & requested $10 million to design a virus that is ''refractory to the immunological systems . In 1970, Dr. McArtor was granted the $10 million by the US Government to invent the AIDS virus. In 2000, feeling drawn to Brazil, the author arrived in the town of Iporanga, Sao Paulo where it is common knowledge among the residents that the US Army has been conducting some kind of secret experiments in a nearby cave hidden in the jungle in 1970. Impossible events occur on a regular basis, & previous to arriving in Iporanga he was shown through a series of coincidences that with the letter 'A' in front of his name, his surname is Apostlethwaite, or Apostobranco. On his second night, Kevin used a strange sentence for the first time & told a young doctor whose days are filled with AIDS victims; "I'm a white blood cell, I go where needed." In answer to her question regarding why he was there. Shortly after seeing a school music book full of Nazi mind control experiments with sound & melody, Apostobranco is shown a cave nearby called Caverna Laboratorio. The local residents were obviously victims of some kind of mind control. There are people in the valley that can't remember when their parents died, & another who can't remember that her husband died of AIDS. All of these things were more than enough to convince the author that he was no longer just a tourist but had assumed the role of a character in a legend. Iporanga! is an expose of numerous crimes against humanity. It's the true account of the discovery of the origin of AIDS & the bizarre series of events that surround it - an account of impossible coincidences & miracles, the misery of AIDS, & the terror of being chased by an army through the jungle in Brazil.
Fiction

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 630

The eternally youthful Peter Pan encounters Wendy and her brothers, who decide to join him in Neverland and never grow old. Their plans do not reckon with either the sinister Captain Hook or the unsuspected dark side of perpetual childhood. Peter Pan’s story began as a play in 1904 and met with immediate success. The author converted it into a novel in 1911 to similar acclaim. His story has appeared on stage, television, live action film and animated cartoon. Peter’s adventures with Wendy take place in a glorious world of imagination, where fairies and Wild Boys are boon companions in swashbuckling conflict with wild beasts and pirates. But in Peter and Wendy we can see another conflict, that between the love of family and responsibility of the adult world and the carefree, impulsive freedom of childhood. This is truly a tale to be appreciated equally, yet differently, by both children and grown-ups. This dual appeal, and the lasting, fundamental charisma of Peter himself, have made Peter Pan both enjoyable and relevant for each new generation. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Peter Pan is both modern and readable.
Fiction

Holes in the Veil

Author: Beth Overmyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 996

"Fans of pseudo-medieval fantasy quest tales and authors like Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and Brandon Sanderson, and those looking for something to read after bingeing the Netflix show Cursed, will get a kick out of Overmyer's action-packed series." — Booklist Having killed his lifelong enemy, Aidan Ingledark finds himself in possession of a map to the Questing Goblet, one of the Goblets Immortal that gives the drinker luck beyond measure. Meraude seeks this Goblet to wipe out magic-kind. Aidan and his traveling companion are determined to find it first but they must battle through illusion and doubt. Jinn’s a Sightful seeking the Summoner. She wants to kill her mother, but her foresight ends in darkness. Can she enlist Aidan's help and change her fate? The threat of Meraude and her dominion are imminent in this sequel to The Goblets Immortal. FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing Independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime / mystery / thriller categories. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at www.flametreepress.com and connect on social media @FlameTreePress
Fiction

The Lesser Bohemians

Author: Eimear McBride

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 716

A breathtaking award-winning novel about an extraordinary, all-consuming love affair One night an eighteen-year-old Irish girl, recently arrived in London to attend drama school, meets an older man—a well-regarded actor in his own right. While she is naive and thrilled by life in the big city, he is haunted by more than a few demons, and the clamorous relationship that ensues risks undoing them both. A captivating story of passion and innocence, joy and discovery set against the vibrant atmosphere of 1990s London over the course of a single year, The Lesser Bohemians glows with the eddies and anxieties of growing up, and the transformative intensity of a powerful new love. Winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award Shortlisted for the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize Shortlisted for the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Eason Novel of the Year
Fiction

Till Morning Is Nigh

Author: Leisha Kelly

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 493

It is December of 1932, just one year after the Worthams and the Hammonds lost Wilametta Hammond and Emma Graham in one terrible night. The Christmas spirit seems largely absent again this year. George Hammond has disappeared, and Julia Wortham's house is filled to overflowing with the Hammond children, several of whom are coming down with a mysterious illness. As Christmas nears, the children's homemade nativity scene takes on a life of its own, bringing comfort in the midst of uncertainty and hard times. This heartfelt novella lets readers share Christmas with the Worthams and the Hammonds and discover the strength of faith, love, and family.