Donoghue does an excellent job of capturing the voice of a five year old boy as he tells his story of survival. Enter hearthrob Bobby Cameron, 23 years old and skilled horse trainer from California to temporarily work on the farm.
Bobby immediately notices Milly's talent and invites her to California to train professionally at his ranch, Highwood. Although the pair are attraced to each other, Bobby keeps his distance because he thinks Milly is still a child. When Milly's father dies, the farm is sold to Milly's nemesis, Rachel. Milly vows to buy the ranch back and enters the world of horseracing as a jockey.
Milly and Bobby have a falling out and part ways even though they still love each other. Will Milly get the ranch back?
Will she end up with Bobby? This novel explores the culture of horseracing and this reader was completely fascinated by the whole racing experience. Twenty-four hours later, Lauren awakes in the hospital to find that her husband has vanished without a trace. The only one who has any chance of finding him is his brother, Nick, a high-powered investigator with a private intelligence firm.
Nick Heller is tough, stubborn and relentless. He is up against some pretty bad guys to find his brother. Author: Justin Halpern. Call Hal. What started as a twitter feed by a comedy writer has become a sitcom on CBS starring William Shatner! This book is a compilation of quotes made by Halpern's father, Sam, regarding random subjects.
Halpern started the twitter account on August 3, , soon after moving from Los Angeles back to his parents' house in San Diego. He intended it only as a storage site for his father's salty comments, but a friend posted a link to it. As of 1 August , the feed is reported to have nearly 1,, followers.
Reading this book I laughed out loud many times. I highly recommend it, but only for those readers not offended by salty language. Author: Elizabeth Strout. Title: Abide with me. His congregation seeks his guidance and listens attentively as he preaches. But after the devastating and untimely death of his wife, Reverend Caskey finds impossible it to return to life as it once was.
His sermons no longer come from the heart, and he cannot show compassion to those who are hurting.
Anger, bitterness and gossip have started to swirl across West Annett. I found the plot to be melancholy and depressing. The characters shed a negative light on small-town living and Christianity. All the despair and negativity made me appreciative of the good things that are in my life. Author: Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker. Tony Dungy's memoir describes his life, including personal triumphs and tragedies, football highlights, and faith.
He continuously emphasizes throughout his biography that while he enjoys football that it is ultimately just a game, which is over at the end of 60 minutes. His passion as youth was playing football and basketball with friends in the Ann Arbor , Jackson and Lansing , Michigan areas. His parents, Wilbur and CleoMae Dungy, were both educators. During his college years, he played football at the University of Minnesota. He has five children and encourages his players and coaches to spend time with their families.
During the season, his son, Jamie, committed suicide. Dungy's decision to continue coaching football following his devastating loss was arrived through prayer. From a historical perspective, I discovered what life was like for African Americans in Jackson during the s; more importantly, Wilbur Dungy, who was an instructor at Jackson Community College , was one of the first African-American college professors in the United States.
Some of his football memories were priceless gems in the history of football, especially his remembrances about the Detroit Lions pulverizing the Buccaneers in the s. Dungy also provides excellent examples of leadership, character, wisdom, and overall outlook on life. I would recommend Quiet Strength to football fans as well as anyone interested in an outstanding book about inner peace and personal strength.
Airways Flight All of sudden, the plane runs into a flock of birds, the engines fails, and an emergency landing in the Hudson River becomes inevitable.
Miraculously, all passengers and crew members survived. There were only a handful of injuries. The amazing story of January 15, , grips the nation, and Captain Sullenberger becomes an American hero. Overall, I enjoyed learning about the extraordinary life of Captain Sullenberger, but the book is very detailed and slow moving. I even discovered that he likes onions on his enchiladas. I would have liked the book to focus more on the events of Flight and his life after the heroic landing.
If you have a passion for the military or commercial aviation, you would be captivated by the life of Captain Sullenberger. Tecumseh District Library N. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women.
Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. This captivating page-turner kept me on the edge of my seat hoping that Offred would be able to escape from the clutches of the military regime and once again find happiness. If you enjoy reading action-packed stories full of suspense, this is the book for you. Here is a fantastic thriller just right for a cold and windy November night.
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A group of rich and spoiled London friends meets at a Scottish highland resort to spend New Year's together. When one of them is found dead in a ravine, their friendship starts to unravel quickly as secrets come to light and suspicion grows among them. The raging snow storm that prevents the police from coming to the resort does not help matters at all and so it is up to the staff to prevent another murder from happening. This audio book is brilliantly performed by a full cast. I loved the different dialects and accents of each character.
This is a well-thought-out, suspenseful murder mystery with plenty of suspects, twists and turns and the gorgeous Scottish highlands for a backdrop.
I am delighted with this new series presented in the Board Book format with sturdy pages for our younger patrons! The illustrations are full of colorful details. Spring is a time of budding trees, chirping birds, and croaking frogs. Discover the wonders of spring! Reasoner, Children's Librarian.
This was the author's first novel and I think she did a great job in the telling of Lucy's story. Her marriage to the emperor of Austria changed the history of the Austrian Empire. Can Angela bring the plane back down? This magazine, designed for the youngest readers, is packed with stories, comics and activities to inspire laughter and a love of learning. One side argues that illegal immigrants should be deported while the other side says that they have settled here with family and friends and lead productive lives that contribute to society.
Told in simple sentences, this series is perfect to read out loud to little dreamers. Ella Fitzgerald grew up near Harlem, in New York, where she was surrounded by music and dance. After winning first prize in a talent competition at the Apollo Theater, she went on to tour the world with her pioneering voice.
Follow her rise to stardom as one of the top jazz singers of all time. When Frida was a teenager, a terrible road accident changed her life forever. Unable to walk, she began painting from her bed. Her self-portraits, which show her pain and grief, but also her passion for life and instinct for survival, have made her one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. I like stories about books and bookstores and the people who work there, and this novel delivered all three.
Thanks to the generosity of a family friend, she is given a plane ticket to NYC and the opportunity to start a new life there.
By chance Rosemary wanders into a huge, messy used bookstore and knows this is where she belongs. The novel contains plenty of eccentric characters, a book-related mystery and enough book history to make it fascinating. The writing itself was full of rich and descriptive vocabulary — quite beautiful. It takes 8 year-old Oriana, an old book, a librarian who won't give up and a quirky cast of characters to show Amanda and Harry, that with a little help from a whole lot of friends and trees there is life and love after loss.
And if Oriana will succeed in lining up all stars just right, they might indeed This book is a gift and a treasure. I was taken away by the author's ability of writing a modern fairy tale with so much depth and credibility. His characters are so believable and the story is so magical.
This book is a must for all the dreamers among us who still believe in fairy tales.
But Helena is harboring a secret she thinks she can keep locked away deep down within herself. Everything is starting to unravel when a kidnapper and murderer escapes from prison and Helena has to make a heart-rending decision. Because who will be better suited to find the Marsh King in the depth of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, then the person who knows him best, the Marsh King's Daughter!
This book left me breathless, it was so fast paced.