Archelologist Jonas Biggs has been hired to do the dig at Andersonville Prison, the worst POW camp during the Civil War. He has taken along his niece, Savannah Biggs, the only child of his twin brother, John. As the past is uncovered, the Biggs family get much more than they bargained for. Savannah is the only female born since before the war.
"Great Civil War History-Mystery"
Julia Spencer takes the reader into her dreams, her fears, her hopes, her deepest private thoughts, and her most candid responses to her shrinking visual world. With humor and a feisty yet surprisingly gentle attitude, she begins to accept vision loss, welcoming her guide dog, Irene, into her life and discovering through that keyhole-sized remnant of vision a deeper understanding of her husband and family and world.
"Intense, clear and unself-pitying memior of change"
What happens when you put two of the most irreverent women (one a bounty hunter and the other a case of mistaken identity) together for a rip-roaring, hilariously wild adventure? This time around, join bounty hunter Alex Morgan and her new friend, former mistaken suspect jumper Hope Harrington, as they head to New Orleans during Mardi Gras for the bounty of a lifetime: a descendant of the legendary Marie Laveau!
We all have days when it seems the world as we know it is falling apart, mouthy teenagers, forgotten cell phones, the pressure of deadlines, and others insisting that appearances are what create integrity. One minute you have family togetherness, in the next, festering misperceptions distort everyone’s viewpoint of how they thought it all worked. Lucy Linfeld, wife, mother and former lawyer, chafes at her husband’s demands to present a perfect image to their world in his quest to retain his position as a Court Judge.
The Morgan and Herrington series revolves around a cynical, sarcastic female bounty hunter named Alex Morgan and Hope Harrington, a downtrodden, mousy secretary, who meet when Alex mistakes Hope for the "jumper" she's in hot pursuit of and slaps the cuffs on. After this zany encounter, the two collude, with the result being one of the most tongue-in-cheek and hilarious mysteries written.
In the years leading up to the 1950's, there were no resources for the challenged. They were placed in asylums or back rooms and left to die. They were never talked about or acknowledged. They were the silent children. The ones no one wanted. The ones who were never given a chance to live. Yvonne Mason tells the story of Stan, her brother, who was never supposed to succeed. He was supposed to fail.
Armed with idealistic visions of the West, Gaydell from Garden City, New York, and her husband, Roy of Hinsdale, Illinois, embark on The Grand Experiment during the 1960s: raising their four children in a primitive Wyoming log cabin built by early Swedish settlers without modern amenities, to teach the "youngsters" values and self-reliance.
"Amazing, the pain that can be caused by wielding the sword of charm." Rachel idolizes Miri's charm, beauty and family that represents perfection in contrast to the chaos of her own life. She is often blind to Miri's manipulation of others for personal gain, not only in their early years of growing up together in a Denver Jewish Orthodox community, but also in their adult lives.
"Glad I took a chance and listened!"