The Wedding Tree

Author: Robin Wells
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069840386X
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National bestselling author Robin Wells weaves a moving epic that stretches from modern-day Louisiana to World War II-era New Orleans and back again in this multigenerational tale of love, loss and redemption. Hope Stevens thinks Wedding Tree, Louisiana, will be the perfect place to sort out her life and all the mistakes she’s made. Plus, it will give her the chance to help her free-spirited grandmother, Adelaide, sort through her things before moving into assisted living. Spending the summer in the quaint town, Hope begins to discover that Adelaide has made some mistakes of her own. And as they go through her belongings, her grandmother recalls the wartime romance that left her torn between two men and haunted by a bone-chilling secret. Now she wants Hope’s help in uncovering the truth before it’s too late. Filled with colorful characters, The Wedding Tree is an emotionally riveting story about passion, shattered dreams, unexpected renewal and forgiveness—not only for others, but for ourselves.

The Wedding Cake Tree

Author: Melanie Hudson
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781891532
Size: 59.54 MB
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A journey across England puts two strangers on the road to love in this contemporary British romance. Winner of the Romantic Novelists’ Association 2016 Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Award Celebrity photographer Grace Buchanan always assumed she would inherit her mother’s cottage in Devon. But it turns out she knows far less about her mother than she thought. In order to receive her inheritance, she must now retrace the course of her mother’s life, escorted by a mysterious companion—the handsome and war-weary Royal Marine Alasdair Finn. Travelling across England with a letter from her mother to read at each stop, Grace and Alasdair discover breathtaking landscapes, incredible family secrets, and an undeniable attraction. As her mother’s instructions unfold, the lessons of the past inspire Grace and Alasdair to rethink their futures. But will their trip together end with the last letter, or begin the journey of a lifetime? “Moved me to tears.” —Josephine Cox

Jenita

Author: Roshni Reddy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514495163
Size: 79.22 MB
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Jenita is an animated young girl who loves running barefoot through fields of lilac and playing in the beautiful Indian Ocean. She is the queen of her world, even when she blossoms into a slender teenager with knee-length hair. As the novel unfolds, you become one with the soul of South Africa, journeying past patchwork fields of sugar cane or viewing the Indian Ocean, whose untamed waters sparkle in a unique dance. Readers peek into informal settlements, where chubby-cheeked children dance to the beat of Zulu drums or delight in the tantalizing aromas of steaming-hot Indian curries that rise up from the pages. Minor characters like Nani, the betel-nut-chewing granny who is an expert storyteller, and Joe the gardener, who nurses his plants with a maternal fervour, promise entertaining reading. While Jenita is a poignant love story, the novel also exposes the brutality of the apartheid system and the seriousness of AIDS. What will happen when Jenita meets the dashing young art lecturer Sunil Mehra who rides a motorbike? Will she fall hopelessly in love with the heartthrob of the campus or forever remain the queen of her world? Come and join in the songs and dance of the rainbow nation South Africa. In the language of the Zulu peopleWozani!

Bulgarian Folk Customs

Author: Mercia MacDermott
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853024856
Size: 70.69 MB
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In this descriptive study Marcia MacDermott presents information previously unavailable in the English language, exploring the history and continuity of Bulgarian traditions, beliefs and lifestyles.

The Blue Coat

Author: Elizabeth Smither
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1869407768
Size: 74.91 MB
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In The Blue Coat, Elizabeth Smither examines the quotidian and the quirky for resonance, for contemplation, for verve. Here 'poetry has a place among other bodies', but also in enclosed gardens, in Chinese restaurants, in margins and in memory - 'sometimes open and hospitable, sometimes secret, behind dark hedges'. Whimsical and tender, this latest collection demonstrates Smither's talent for illuminating the poetry in the everyday - an out-of-season daffodil, a chipped Limoges plate. She is a master of the unfolding poem, in lines that take you from a single image to the cusp of something larger. At times meditative, at times playful, even slightly subversive, this collection impresses with a surety of word, a deft touch and a polished harmony.

Sunset Under The Poet S Tree

Author: George S. J. Anderson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493148591
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When I see and hear the ubiquitous hype and media coverage for celebrities receiving acclaim after facing their ordeals with breast cancer, I hear words like bravery, stamina, devastating disease, how well they are handling the diagnosis, and how heroically they are getting on with their lives. Most of these same celebrities are alive and well after their diagnosis because of the work done by women like my late wife, Lois A. Anderson. Yet most people have never heard of her. If you want to read a book about real bravery, real stamina, and the power to make real changes that matter to the breast cancer story, you need to take the time to read this book. Lois came from a poor family, coming from conditions most of us would never ascend from, and made her mark upon the world. I do not want to be forgotten, she told me after being diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at the age of thirty-nine. She lived eighteen years after that diagnosis and, in many ways, changed the world with her knowledge, support, and political advocacy. Many throw money at research in an effort to move breast cancer out of the ranks of an incurable cancer into one where most will survive it. Lois didnt have money. She didnt have the media to tell of her many battles. What she did have was a spirit of hope, which she used to battle breast cancer on all fronts. This is the story of a remarkable woman who, in spite of the odds, not only survived but also turned an ordeal that would have devastated most of us into a shining example of what one person can do even when they are facing death. Sometimes you get the chance to change things, she often told me. In her short lifetime, even with cancer raging through her body, she took the chance and did that very thing. She not only fought her own personal battle with breast cancer but also fought the war against it. Lois pursued such an astonishing life from the moment she came into the world, overcoming many obstacles in her quest to rise above the ordinary, many conquered before breast cancer entered her life. I felt her story had to be told. She lived her short life, coming from very humble beginnings, rising from all of it, making changes she hoped would better everyone, when it ended on January 17, 2011. At the time of her death, she was considered a great breast cancer advocate known at the national level. She was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at the age of thirty-nine, six days before her fortieth birthday, in 1992. Signs that could have cautioned her remained muted by an unsuspicious bruise she sustained from an injury several months before her fortieth birthday. In time, she was treated for the initial breast cancer and remained cancer-free for almost ten years, until cancer returned in 2001. Then when the odds seemed stacked against her, she fought the disease as a stage IV breast cancer survivor (metastatic breast cancer) from the time of that dire discovery until she died in January 2011. She lived eighteen years from the time she was diagnosed, against all prognostications allowing her only five years of survival. Over the last six months of her life, I began writing a story where I escaped the realities of losing my wife to something I had no control over. In a way, it transitioned into a metaphoric fable, a parallel story of her life. Between the lines, I allowed myself the chance to create an alternate world where the real trials Lois and I experienced on our last road together eventually made some sense to me in our unpredictable world. After she died, I began the long process of chronicling her amazing biography and believed I could finish the fictional one. Both stories represent a process of coming to terms with her death and a promise I made to not let her be forgotten. I began writing her real life story in late February 2011. After I started, I found stories and journals Lois had written about herself tucked away in boxes and old folders throughout the house.

Tree Of Life Bible

Author: Messianic Jewish Family
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768490146
Size: 80.36 MB
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Olive Odyssey

Author: Julie Angus
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771000066
Size: 27.96 MB
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When Julie Angus visits her relatives in Syria, where they continue a centuries-old tradition of making olive oil, she understands that the olive is at the very core of who they are. Her curiosity piqued, she begins to wonder about the origins and history of this fruit that has meant so much to them. Angus, her husband, and their ten-month-old son embark on a Mediterranean voyage to retrace the route of the Phoenicians and discover who ate the first olive and learned to make oil from it, why it became such an influential commodity for many of the greatest civilizations, and how it expanded from its earliest roots in the Middle East. As they sail the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean, Angus and her husband collect samples from ancient trees, testing them to determine where the first olive tree originated. They also feast on inky black tapenades in Cassis, nibble on codfish and chickpeas creamed in olive oil in Sardinia, witness the harvesting of olives in Greece, and visit perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world, on Crete.