Summer's steamy haze coats North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, but feisty Agnes Marie Hopper discovers the heat isn't the only thing causing her blood to boil. After a kitchen fire destroys her home, Agnes moves in with her daughter, Betty Jo. Three months later they come to an understanding: neither can tolerate living with the other. So on a sultry August morning, Betty Jo drives Agnes and her few belongings to Sweetbriar Manor, a local retirement home and former house of ill repute.
"Cute story, bad narration"
Donut Dolly puts you in the Vietnam War face down in the dirt under a sniper attack, inside a helicopter being struck by lightning, at dinner next to a commanding general, and slogging through the mud along a line of foxholes. You see the war through the eyes of one of the first women officially allowed in the combat zone.
"doughnuts Vietnam War"
Twin witches were born into the Willingford Coven. As it was written long ago, with light must come darkness. Unless the coven can fight back, one of the twins may be their undoing. Twin sister Tish, who turned away from magic and the coven long ago, must come back to save her family. Can she uncover the source of this darkness while learning who she can trust in order to stay alive?
"Are You A Good Witch Or A Bad Witch?"
Indulging in the attentions of the house's handsome caretaker helps numb her pain, but Abby's ex-boyfriend won't let go of the past. He hounds her about his newfound religion in hopes of reconciling, but why reach for him or the God who couldn't or wouldn't spare her mom? In the stillness of the old house, the spirit world feels so close she can almost touch it. But she doesn't know yet that there's more than one way to be haunted.
After escaping from a seemingly hopeless environment of poverty and religious fanaticism, Angel Adams finds herself in a Victorian mansion on Nob Hill in San Francisco and enmeshed in a sinister society known as the Serpentine Order and under the influence of its Grand Master, the evil Merl Lynn. Drugged and deceived she is coerced into murdering Alexander Thorpe, an aspiring gubernatorial candidate.
When Amy's husband divorces her and files for bankruptcy, she needs to find a job. She can't believe her luck when a prominent psychiatrist hires her to take his six-year-old daughter, Jenny, on a train to spend the summer with her grandparents. Before they arrive in Florida, Jenny is missing. The FBI questions Amy and threaten to arrest her. The psychiatrist who hired her accuses her of kidnapping his daughter. No one believes her. She wonders if she is losing her mind.
Losing his father at a young age is almost more than Mark Fortier can handle, especially when he feels responsible for his father's death. Mark's life takes many twists and turns on his road to adulthood as he struggles to understand who he is and what it means to be a man. Leaving Mark takes you back to the 1950s and 1960s, a tumultuous time in this country's history and in Mark's world, as well.
Willard Manor is the story of a fictional house built in 1840 and the Willard family, who called it home for 170 years. A young couple, Shelley and Tony Maguire, buy the vacant, rundown house and begin to renovate it. During the renovation process, the little treasures they find within its walls help them piece together the history of the house and its former occupants, from the Civil War to Woodstock and beyond.