In her new book, Only Love Today, Rachel Macy Stafford shares simple words of inspiration - both new content and pieces from her popular blog The Hands Free Revolution - in a format to help listeners begin or end their day by focusing on what matters most.
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After the death of her grandfather, Lin Coffin returns to the island of her birth, Nantucket, Massachusetts, to make a new start in life, but things don't begin smoothly. After not seeing one for 20 years, a ghost appears in her back yard and her cousin, Viv, becomes a suspect in a murder. Lin and Viv, with the help of several others, work to solve the crime before the killer strikes again. This story has ghosts and some mild paranormal elements.
"Has series potential"
Now that Audrey and Grant's five kids are grown, they are turning their beloved family home into a cozy bed and breakfast in the heartland. Opening weekend makes Audrey anxious, with family and friends coming from all over to help celebrate the occasion. But when Audrey's daughter, Landyn, arrives, the U-Haul she's pulling makes it clear she's not just here for a visit. Audrey immediately has questions. What happened in New York that sent Landyn running home? And where is her husband, Chase?
Lin Coffin is enjoying her new life on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. One night while helping her cousin and her cousin's band members load instruments and equipment into a van, she meets a friendly young couple who help her after she falls on the sidewalk. The next day while working in the garden of a new client, Lin sees the girl again but there is something very wrong. Lin and her cousin, Viv, with the help of several others, work to solve the mystery of the girl's disappearance.
"Who Done It."
"Mom, I have something I need to tell you...." They didn't talk. Not for 10 years. Not about faith anyway. Instead a mother and daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf in their lives - the daughter's choice to leave the church, convert to Islam, and become a practicing Muslim.
Based on interviews with two distinct populations-medical patients coping with chronic pain and physicians coping with having been involved in serious medical errors - Choosing Wisdom delves into how average people respond to adversity, how they change, and what factors help or hinder positive change. Through these interviews, the authors chart each person's journey, and though the circumstances of each case may be unique, the commonalities are remarkable.
The 11 long short stories in Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads combine history, mystery, action, and/or romance, and range from drug trafficking using Guatemalan hand-woven wallets, to an Antebellum U. S. slave using codes in her quilts as a message system to freedom; from an ex-journalist and her Hopi Indian maid solving a cold case together involving Katchina spirits, to a couple hiding Christian passports in a comforter in Nazi Germany.
"Wonderful set of tales"
Rich and flamboyant Honeybelle Hensley, the most colorful character in Mule Stop, Texas, dies a suspicious death and enrages the whole town by leaving her worldly fortune to the most undeserving recipient - her dog. The incorrigible Miss Ruffles is a Texas cattle cur, not a cuddly lapdog. But now Miss Ruffles is in danger, and it's up to Sunny McKillip, the unwilling dogsitter, to keep her safe.
"Disappointing, boring, predictable."
Minor-but-nagging setbacks continue to sour Grant and Audrey Whitman's initiation into the world of innkeeping, but larger challenges brew when an innocent flirtation leads to big trouble for the Whitmans' son-in-law, Jesse. Jesse Pennington's friendly, outgoing personality has always served him well, especially in a career that has earned him and his wife Corinne a very comfortable lifestyle. But Corinne and Jesse are both restless - and for similar reasons, if only they could share those with each other.
No one could protect her once she was inside. No friend would hear her if she screamed. A brilliant undercover journalist and actress, Nellie Bly is admitted into Blackwell's Island asylum in New York as a homeless "crazy" lady. What will she be in 10 days?
"Pioneer of Immersion Journalism"
Can the magic of the stars heal a tormented soul? Single father Brodie Dunn aims to find out by putting his heart on the line. Artist Celeste Dawson desperately needs a tranquil place where she can rebuild herself. Two months after her husband's violent death, her career is in jeopardy and she can't engage in the art that was once her escape from the world. She hopes a trip to Northstar will help her find peace. There's no place better for healing, especially after she meets her charming new neighbor, ski hill owner Brodie.
Pundits will debate the wellsprings of Donald Trump's election triumph for years. Right now, cultural explanations are in the lead. Multiple researchers and journalists are stressing the role of “racial resentments” and xenophobia as the deepest sources of Trump’s appeal. And such explanations cannot be dismissed.
The founder of Tesla, SolarCity, and SpaceX is deservedly admired for his technological insight. But is his latest business plan reckless?
Startups with novel chemistries tend to falter before they reach full production.
New techniques being used to produce our food or shape the environment raise regulatory questions.
By targeting fraudulent reviews to identify malware in the Google Play store, researchers uncovered an insidious technique: some of these apps harass innocent users until they leave positive ratings of their own.
California is preparing for self-driving cars to go solo, but new figures from Uber’s experiments suggest proceeding with caution.
Drugs made from RNA may be the next great class of medicine.
Further proof that economic growth doesn’t require an increase in greenhouse gases.
Joe Jones invents practical, mobile robots, among them the vacuum-cleaning Roomba and floor-washing Scooba, which he developed at his former employer iRobot. At his new startup, Franklin Robotics, he’s continuing to alleviate housework drudgery by making a waterproof robot that weeds flower and vegetable gardens. The Tertill, which has been prototyped and is scheduled to launch in summer 2017 for $250, operates autonomously.