In 1512 in France, orphaned Danielle de Barbarac's chance meeting with the king's son sets off a chain of events that make her life as a servant in the house of her cold and scheming stepmother more difficult than ever before.
In 1851, thirteen-year-old Cecilia has her eyes opened to the horrors of slavery when she accompanies her ornithologist uncle on an expedition in search of the rare "Scarlet Ibis," and watches as he shows slaves the way to the Underground Railroad.
From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. Meet Saffy, Indigo, Rose and Caddy Casson. This colourful and hilarious series will make you wish you were part of the family! It's Valentine's Day and everything's changing. Indigo's in love and wants to do something special to win over Sarah, Saffy has a strange new boyfriend who teaches her all about the stars and Caddy has fallen in love and is getting married . . . but not to Michael. With a wedding to plan, promises to uphold and hearts to protect, everything's a little crazier than usual in the Casson household. 'Warm witty and wise' Sunday Telegraph The first book in the series, Saffy's Angel, won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and book 3, Permanent Rose, was shortlisted for the same award, celebrating McKay's talent for conveying the anarchic bedlam of family life.
Navigating the Ups and Downs of Being Single Without LosingYour Mind(and Finding Lasting Love Along the Way)
Author: Michelle Cove
Category: Family & Relationships
Read Michelle Cove's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. The ultimate antidote to negative dating guides, this practical, positive book helps single women figure out and achieve their personal goals for their romantic futures. Singleness is no longer a quick blip on the radar of our lives; for more and more of us, singleness is a bona fide life stage, with its own joys and challenges. Positive and uplifting, Seeking Happily Ever After is the first true road map to that life stage for women- a guide to navigating the ups and downs and developing a plan for understanding and achieving your own romantic goals. Seeking Happily Ever After offers individualized advice for twelve different "types" of single women-from women who've spent their whole life dreaming of a perfect wedding to those who have always assumed they would marry young but are now unsure-and many more. Filled with exercises and "action items" to help the reader clarify her thinking, Seeking Happily Ever After covers topics both large and small in a single woman's life, including: -How to cut through the noise of media, family, and friends and understand what kind of relationship and partner you truly want. -How to not put off starting your "real life" until you couple up. -How to keep from beating yourself up about not having reached your romantic goals. "Happily ever after" means something different to everyone, and this book gives any woman the tools to understand and achieve her own vision of the good life.
Moving from Hopeless to Hopeful as a Newly Divorced Mother
Author: PeggySue Wells
Pubpsher: Kregel Publications
Writing with the empathy of someone who has seen and survived divorce, PeggySue Wells offers a practical and encouraging resource for the newly divorced woman. With inspiring Scripture passages, light humor, and sage advice, Rediscovering Your Happily Ever After gives vital steps to reestablish emotional and spiritual health—and nurture children at the same time.
An amazing sequel to the groundbreaking debut, DRUMS, GIRLS & DANGEROUS PIE. Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.
Release on 2017-01-01 | by John Piper,Francis Chan,Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Author: John Piper,Francis Chan,Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Pubpsher: Desiring God
30 devotional readings for couples from John Piper, Francis Chan, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, and 10 others. / God designed marriage as a pointer to and catalyst for your greatest joy. It's not meant to be a storybook ending, but a fresh beginning, to help ready you for the true "happily ever after" when we see our great Bridegroom face to face.
"A smartly written romance, mystery and historical adventure all wrapped up in a page-turner that will have you guessing until the very end." – Adena Halpern, author of The Ten Best Days of My Life Three years after her husband Max's death, Shelley feels no more adjusted to being a widow than she did that first terrible day. That is, until the doorbell rings. Standing on her front step is a young man who looks so much like Max--same smile, same eyes, same age, same adorable bump in his nose--he could be Max's long-lost relation. He introduces himself as Paolo, an Italian editor of American coffee table books, and shows Shelley some childhood photos. Paolo tells her that the man in the photos, the bearded man who Paolo says is his grandfather though he never seems to age, is Max. Her Max. And he is alive and well. As outrageous as Paolo's claims seem--how could her husband be alive? And if he is, why hasn't he looked her up?--Shelley desperately wants to know the truth. She and Paolo jet across the globe to track Max down--if it is really Max. Along the way, Shelley recounts the European package tour where they had met. As she relives Max's stories of bloody Parisian barricades, medieval Austrian kitchens, and buried Roman boathouses, Shelley begins to piece together the story of who her husband was and what these new revelations mean for her "happily ever after." And as she and Paolo get closer to the truth, Shelley discovers that not all stories end where they are supposed to.