Just 18 Summers

Author: Michelle Cox
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414390904
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Winner of the 2014 CLASS Reunion Kudos Book Award, fiction category. After the tragic death of Butch Browning’s wife, Jenny, four families begin to realize how precious—and fleeting—their time together is. Each is at a different stage in life: Butch is facing single parenthood. The O’Reillys are expecting their first child. The Andersons are approaching an empty nest, and the Buckleys are so focused on providing their children with everything that they’ve forgotten what they truly need. With just eighteen summers before their children are grown, how do they make the most of that time when life so often gets in the way? As summer flies by, each of these parents must learn about guilt and grace . . . and when to hold on to their kids and when to let go.

Just 18 Summers

Author: Rene Gutteridge
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414386591
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Focuses on four families who, after a tragic death, begin to realize how precious and fleeting their time together is.

Just 18 Summers

Author: Rene Gutteridge
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ISBN: 9781410469250
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After the tragic death of Butch Browning's wife, four families begin to realize how precious their time together is. Butch is facing single parenthood. The O'Reillys are expecting their first child. The Andersons are approaching an empty nest, and the Buckleys are so focused on their children that they've forgotten what they truly need. With just eighteen summers before their children are grown, how do they make the most of that time?

Summer S List

Author: Anita Higman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802492053
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A dying wish alters the course of a young woman’s life. Life hadn’t been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness—caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother’s bookstore—she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love… didn’t turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something—or someone. Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer’s past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way? With lovable characters and surprising twists, Summer’s List is a simple delight.

Summer S Child

Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1488710635
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Early one morning, on the beach beside her North Carolina home, eleven-year-old Daria Cato receives an unbelievable gift from the sea–an abandoned newborn baby. When the infant's identity cannot be uncovered, she is adopted by Daria's loving family. But her silent secrets continue to haunt Daria and her family. Now, twenty years later, Shelly has grown into an unusual, ethereal woman whom Daria continues to protect. But when Rory Taylor, a friend from Daria's past and now a television producer, returns to do a story on the mystery of Shelly's birth, something precarious shifts in the small village of Kill Devil Hills. The more questions Rory asks, the more unsettled the tiny community becomes, as dark sins and closely guarded secrets begin to surface. Piece by piece, the mystery of summer's child is being exposed, and it's a mystery that no one involved is prepared to solve.

Summer Constellations

Author: Alisha Sevigny
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1525300121
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Summer romance meets a passion for the environment in this timeless young adult novel. When JuliaÕs mother announces that she might be selling the familyÕs campground to a real estate developer, Julia is crushed. How could she stand to leave her childhood home? Then Julia finds an unlikely ally Ñ the developerÕs son, Nick Ñ who wants to help her family raise the money they need to keep the campground running. Can Julia trust him to conspire against his own father? And could she ever trust him with her heart? This tender story reminds readers of summerÕs possibilities É and how sometimes love is written in the stars.

The Summer Book

Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176820
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In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. The grandmother is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky; Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but she tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent. Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, create a miniature Venice, write a fanciful study of local bugs. They discuss things that matter to young and old alike: life, death, the nature of God and of love. “On an island,” thinks the grandmother, “everything is complete.” In The Summer Book, Jansson creates her own complete world, full of the varied joys and sorrows of life. Tove Jansson, whose Moomintroll comic strip and books brought her international acclaim, lived for much of her life on an island like the one described in The Summer Book, and the work can be enjoyed as her closely observed journal of the sounds, sights, and feel of a summer spent in intimate contact with the natural world.

My Lady S Choosing

Author: Kitty Curran
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1683690141
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The romance novel that lets you pick your path, follow your heart, and find happily ever after You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of eighteenth-century society, courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand. Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet Sir Benedict Granville? Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, horse-loving highlander Captain Angus McTaggart? Or perhaps race through the chapters chasing a good (and arousing) man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, Lord Garraway Craven? Or read on recklessly and take to the Continent as the “traveling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline? Or yet some other intriguing fate? Make choices, turn pages, and discover all the daring delights of the multiple (and intertwining!) storylines. And in every path you pick, beguiling illustrations bring all the lust and love to life.

Summer S Child

Author: Luanne Rice
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553901528
Size: 60.66 MB
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THERE’S A PLACE IN OUR HEARTS RESERVED FOR MIRACLES… From Luanne Rice, the celebrated author of Beach Girls and many other New York Times bestsellers, comes this powerful novel of a mystery, a love affair, and a bond that cannot be broken set in a seaside town where miracles are made... On the first day of summer, Mara Jameson went out to water her garden–and was never seen again. Years after her disappearance, no one could forget the expectant mother whose glowing smile had captured the heart of everyone who’d known her: Maeve Jameson, still mourning the loss of a granddaughter she had struggled to protect…Patrick Murphy, a dogged police detective obsessed with a vanished woman…and Lily Malone, drawn to the rugged beauty of the Nova Scotia coast and its promise of a new life. Here Lily hopes to raise her nine-year-old daughter, Rose, far from the pain and loss of the past. Here she will meet a gifted scientist, Liam Neill, whose life is on a similar trajectory from heartbreak to hope. And before the season is over, Lily will find the magic that exists in people we love the best…the everyday miracles that can make the extraordinary happen anywhere. From the Paperback edition.

Summers Off

Author: Larry "Jungle" Shortell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462006086
Size: 61.59 MB
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In this alphabetic journey around the world, author Larry "Jungle" Shortell shares tales from his most memorable moments. Since embarking on his travels more than twenty years ago, Shortell has completed two around-the-world trips, explored more than eighty countries, set foot on all seven continents, and visited each of the fifty states in the United States. "Summers Off: The Worldwide Adventures of a Schoolteacher" narrates stories about his travels in Aruba, Alaska, Africa, Australia, Belize, the Caribbean, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Fiji, Germany, Hawaii, Honduras, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This travel memoir describes his exploits as he battles a chigger, a caterpillar, and an octopus (not to mention roving hoards of onions). Shortell shares his encounters with whales, koalas, sharks, snakes, gators, and even mermaids! And he recounts the thrills of skydiving, bungee jumping, SCUBA diving, and the occasional nudity in unexpected places. "Summers Off" not only captures the essence of Shortell's zest for life and adventure, it also communicates the personal growth and understanding that can be gained through travel.