Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she's a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna's hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet, and school teacher Claire Penny can't help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest. As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna's bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe.
What if Satan kept a journal? This is the premise of The Devil's Diary, which includes 40 entries written by the Evil One as he matches wits with his "adversary", the Son of God. Each daily entry begins with a scripture. The entry that follows will reflect Satan's thoughts and actions based on that passage and other scriptural accounts.
For most of us, our thoughts are like rambling sheep that have no shepherd. We are called upon now to rule the thoughts, to rule the mind. As you know, the kingdom of Heaven is as a man starting into a far country, and he calls unto himself his servants and gives them his property, his goods.
Fat, as a dietary component, continues to be the subject of much misinformation and controversy. Many diets, and even diet fads, have emerged in the past 30 years extolling the value not only of making fat a regular part of the diet, but making it the major component of our daily nutrition. Still, detractors of high-fat diets have called them unsafe and even dangerous, as proponents vowed that going on a high-fat diet is the surest way to fast and safe weight loss, and better overall health.
This story is a gem representing the delightful stories from the Indian subcontinent which capture the simple essence of everyday life in rural/urban India. The simple pleasures of life indicate a time gone by, before the advent of cellphones and Facebook, a time which almost stood still, a time where children could revel in the rain, make paper boats and race them down a drain, play marbles, and generally pass time. The once idyllic life almost seems too slow to bear, and hence is fascinating to watch unfurl as we listen to the story.
A Short History of Greek Philosophy takes the listener on a tour of the golden age of philosophy. Marshall shines a spotlight on the origins of Western thought, giving an elegant and concise review of the major philosophers and schools of thought in Greece.
Marguerite got a surprise in the mail, from whom she did not know. What she also didn't know was the ulterior motive.
Two drownings occur in Lake Hopatcong within days of each other, with similar circumstances. Diane is certain the deaths of her mother and of Ryan's wife were not accidents, despite the results of the official investigation. What she doesn't suspect is that the trail to the justice she seeks runs through a past life she and her friends shared hundreds of years earlier. With the help of a hypnotist, Diane, Ryan, and Martha look into their hidden memories.
Fairy Story Shorts offer beautiful retellings of traditional tales, and are especially suitable for telling to children at bedtime! This tale is taken from the collection Fairy Stories & Fairy Stories, Traditional Tales for Children, Contemporary Tales for Adults by Clive Johnson, also published by Labyrinthe Press and available as an Audible audiobook.
Science fiction meets 1930's noir in this action-packed tale of a man whose job description is shooting trouble. Mick Trubble has two major problems: a past that he can't remember and a price on his head. So when a mysterious dame shows up with a proposition to recover some stolen goods, it's all in a day's work for a man with nothing to lose.
Follow the dramatic conclusion as more secrets are revealed. Hearts will be broken and relationships will change forever as the stylists at Fierce Salon discover what they really need in order to find love, acceptance, and most importantly, happiness. Written as a short sitcom, each episode provides glimpses into the different characters at Fierce and the daily drama they face as young, attractive millennials in Menlo Park, California. Each episode creates as many new questions as it answers.
Meet Lizzy B and listen to her diary. She feels like she is an ugly duckling, thanks to all the bullying at school. In reality, she is really a beautiful swan. This book is mostly real stories that happened to me as I was growing up. I was a victim of being bullied, so I know and understand how badly it hurts. Although Lizzy B turned out to be a beautiful swan, because of all the years of bullying she just could not see that. People tell her all the time how pretty she is. Yet she still has insecurities about her appearance. So please children, stop the bullying.
Suicide should never be taken lightly. According to the latest research, it is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and has caused immeasurable pain and suffering to families around the world. But what about those who have contemplated suicide and lived to talk about it? What can we learn from those who have looked so directly into the face of death that they discovered something about life? In her debut novel, The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes, Adele Paula Royce presents a semi-fictional look inside the mind and heart of a tortured soul.
Welcome to Snowy Peaks. A town of 920 citizens, proud of its high elevation and wooded locale nestled in western Maryland, five miles off the Potomac River's origin point. As far as anyone can tell, no outsider cared about Snowy Peaks - until Pete Zendel bought it through an online auction from prison. He seized the opportunity during an annual honorary auction held as a tradition in memory of the town's founding fathers, a symbolic gesture never meant to be taken seriously.
Do you suffer from a chronic illness or find yourself stressed or constantly tired? Whether stress or illness is the root of your problems, Reiki can benefit you. It helps chronic illnesses, exhaustion and stress from life, mental illness, and so much more. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapeutic techniques to offer relief from stress, fatigue and illness.
Best-selling mystery writer Sam Torres loves jetting around the world, researching her next plot, and enjoying local culture, cuisine, and women. Her next stop: the Big Easy. Tess Arceneaux is a New Orleans native who likes life simple and uncomplicated. That includes shucking oysters for wealthy tourists and singing at the neighborhood bar-no pretense and no pressure. When Sam saunters in looking for company in addition to dinner, she sets her sights on Tess.
Government aid doesn't always go where it's supposed to. Foster care agencies team up with companies to take disability and survivor benefits from abused and neglected children. States and their revenue consultants use illusory schemes to siphon Medicaid funds intended for children and the poor into general state coffers. Child support payments for foster children and families on public assistance are converted into government revenue. And the poverty industry keeps expanding.
As though being a product manager was not tough enough, it turns out that not only do we have to manage our products, but we also have to manage our customers. Customers don't particularly want to be managed and so they are not necessarily going to make this an easy task for us to accomplish.
Christopher Vincent is desperate enough for a job that he accepts an offer to entertain as a psychic in a friend's nightclub. Jackson Whitman, one of the club's co-owners, is less than thrilled by the new act. To him, psychics are ridiculous and a liability. But when they come face-to-face, attraction flares to life between them.