Claire Barclay has returned to the home in Scotland where she spent her teenage years. After the sudden death of her mother, Claire is concerned about the welfare of her much-loved and now frail stepfather, Leo. But his own grown children seem more concerned about preserving their financial assets than their father’s health. Claire is desperately trying to avoid Jonas, the love of her life who broke her heart at just 18, but he’s asking her to trust him again, on a matter of all urgency.
"same book as A Long Way Home"
Every summer, the Edinburgh International Festival attracts celebrated artists, musicians, comedians, and actors to the beloved Scottish city. This year, the annual Edinburgh festival draws six unique and vibrant individuals, who all come together to follow their dreams and seek success, love, fame, and happiness. Each of them is trying to discover what destiny holds in store, and during this one magnificent summer, paths cross and lives are forever changed.
In the vein of Maeve Binchy, Rosamunde Pilcher, and Nicholas Sparks, New York Times best-selling author Robin Pilcher returns with his most enchanting novel yet, filled with captivating twists and turns of heart. When Claire Barclay receives news that her beloved stepfather has had a stroke, she’s more than a little shaken. Leo is her last real relative, and his own children rarely check up on the old man. Claire and her husband, Art, leave New York and fly back to Scotland to care for him during the summer.
"incorrect Publisher's Summary"
After the dot-com bubble bursts, Dan Porter is laid off from his job and must decide what is truly important. His teenagers, Josh, Nina, and Millie, are distant and confusing. His wife, Jackie, is tempted by the attentions of a younger man at her office. And thanks to an opportunity suggested by a magazine article, Dan finds himself contemplating a drastic change in his life.
After the dot-com bubble burst, Dan Porter is laid off from his job and must decide what is truly important. His wife of twenty years, Jackie, a beautiful and successful managing director at a clothing designer shop, no longer connects with him. His teenagers, Josh, Nina, and Millie, are distant and confusing. Jackie is tempted by the attentions of a younger man at her office, and thanks to an opportunity suggested by a magazine article, Dan finds himself contemplating a drastic change in his life.
Great teachers make great schools. They are the ones who work tirelessly to help students learn, grow and achieve, the ones who make sure parents are satisfied with their children's learning experience, and the ones who never give up. But what role do great school and district leaders play? Quite simply, they create the conditions that foster and nourish a school full of great teachers.