When former Nashville police detective Summer Walsh visits her favorite B&B in Charleston, South Carolina, during the Christmas holiday, she discovers the innkeeper's dead body. What she'd hoped would be a relaxing holiday between jobs turns into a stressful and often frustrating experience with another innkeeper who didn't like the victim, a man who toys with elderly women's emotions, an ex-con who will do anything for money, and a very disloyal housekeeper.
Summer Walsh will do anything to avoid going back into law enforcement, so when she has an opportunity to leave Nashville and run a day care center in Atlanta, she grabs it. To her parents' chagrin, she stumbles on another dead body and can't resist the urge to get involved. Over the next several days, Summer encounters several suspects including a man who has threatened to take down the victim's tree that drops fruit into his yard, a nosy neighbor, a man who will stop at nothing to get her car, and the garden club president who thinks the victim is pond scum.
Widowed Carol Scheirer never thought she'd find love again, but her late husband's closest friend, Alex Knight, manages to tug at her heart in a way she never thought possible. As much as she wants to experience romantic love again, she has to face her children who don't approve. Is it possible for Carol and Alex to overcome family obstacles and enjoy their own happily-ever-after?
"worst narrating ever. "
I heard Creighton tell the clerk not to say or try anything. "Act calm," he said as they were walking to the cooler. He had the gun jabbed into the clerk's neck with his right hand and the back of the clerk's shirt scrunched up in his left hand. They passed me, and Creighton finally acknowledged me. "You get back here too you stupid bitch." No way was this really happening, I thought. The man I loved was going to do this? It wasn't possible. I started to follow them both to the back cooler.
Summer Walsh has barely gotten into her new temp job when she is called back to Atlanta to help figure out who murdered the owner of a daycare center. Not one to say no when someone needs her, she drops everything and goes. It's not easy to weed through suspects that range from a gold-digging, estranged wife and money-grubbing brother to a bunch of daycare workers who each had their own bone to pick with the victim.
Jonell Kirby Cash's love story picks up Katie and Taylor's romance right where it left off: in their senior year of high school. However, Katie isn't the same girl Taylor remembers. As a widow she values her independence, living alone, and making new friends--and when Taylor calls Katie, she is on the threshold of exploring herself in the larger world. Taylor, ever the old-fashioned man, is surprised by the new, vibrant Katie.
en in Jeans: Richard Daniels thinks life can't any stranger working at Area 51until he gets assigned to find out where a Houston area SF writer gets the ideas for her books. Should be an easy assignment-if it weren't for the dead guy in her back yard and the non-business related ideas she's giving him. Steam Time: The man formerly known as Tobias Smith hadn't planned to ride along with Dr. Everly and his Medicine Show. Grifters gave him a pain their elixirs couldn't heal. But he was headed to Marfa, too.
"The narrator spoiled it!!!"
In the great open plains during the World War II era, there sits an airplane junkyard. This is home to Guardian, a propeller airplane destroyed in a crash that left her fighter pilot badly hurt. Guardian, who dreams of flying once again with her young soldier. Children will enjoy the imagination and the uplifted attitude of Guardian as she is faced with a challenge that could destroy her dreams.
Deep in the Finger Lakes region of New York lives a boy who shares the love of fishing with his grandfather, who receives a gift of a fishing lure for this birthday. His enjoyment of his new gift is cut short. With a twist of faith, his grandfather's love for fishing is renewed in one single moment that changes everything, reminding us all of the American dream through a relationship with a boy and his grandfather.
Deep in the Black Forest lives a boy named Hans. He spends his summers gathering wood each season with his father for the coming winters in Germany. He learns of many folk tales about the forest while growing up. One always stood out in his mind, "The Trees with No Leaves". On Hans' 18th birthday, his father suddenly becomes very ill, leaving Hans to collect wood for the summer alone with his horse, Steel Gray. An ordinary summer day in the forest is quickly changed with a terrible storm.
This is the story of four young women: Jamilla, whose brother is murdered before her eyes by white policemen; Brandy, raised in a comfortable home, but who carries deep emotional scars from rape at age seven; Cloe, raised by an alcoholic mother, whose career is ruined by her druggie brother; and war refugee widow Azzah with her disfigured baby girl, who came to America for refuge. Is there any hope for life? What is the real answer?
This is the amazing, true story of a 19-year-old girl. Since childhood, she saw the hand of God's provision in amazing ways, everything from seeing an angel walking her back to her family in the middle of a big city store, to mysterious pizzas that show up at the door when the family is out of food...till now, when her life is still spread out before her! This book includes poems of the author.
His boss had given him a mission: to bring back his son, Gerten, alive. Max needed this break, for he and his pregnant wife were struggling just to keep the lights on. His boss promised to pay him well so he may finally be able to support his new family. But something is about to go wrong. Is it the fault of the Telecarter machine, absence of a full moon, or just human error?