Witch

Author: Patrick Logan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539575207
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No food, no money, no way to make a living... how far would you go to make sure that you and your daughter are fed? After her husband's death, Anne LaForet is alone... alone to raise her young daughter in an area of the swamp that is too foul to grow anything. Anne is no criminal, but circumstances force her to resort to theft. When an encounter threatens to put her away for her crimes, Anne accidentally discovers that she also has another skill, one that helps women who can't conceive become pregnant. As word of her talent spreads beyond the confines of the swamp, she receives visitor after visitor, fulfilling their dreams while at the same time finally getting the food and money she needs to raise her own child. One woman in particular promises not only the financial freedom that Anne so desperately seeks, but also a way out... the means to leave the swamp forever. But in her haste, Anne forgets about the three things that the people of the swamp hate most of all: broken families, thieves, and witches. Anne already has two strikes against her, and it's only a matter of time before she is accused of all three... And so begins the legend of Anne LaForet, of MOTHER, of mater est, matrem omnium, a tightly woven tale of horror and suspense that spans four centuries. WITCH is a 30,000 word prequel novella to the best-selling Family Values Trilogy that explores the depths of human suffering and how desperation shapes not only who we are, but what we do. And how, through it all, Family is the most important thing both on this Earth and beneath it. *Includes a preview of Family Values Trilogy Book 1 - MOTHER*

Leaving Lancaster

Author: Kate Lloyd
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434704726
Size: 10.73 MB
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Can a splintered Amish family reconcile? More than anything else, thirty-something Holly Fisher longs for family. Growing up in Seattle without a dad or grandparents, she wonders what it would be like to have a heritage, a place of belonging. Holly is furious when her mother, Esther, reveals a long-kept secret: Holly’s grandmother and uncles are still alive and begging Esther to return. And Holly is shocked when she learns that the family she’s never known lives on a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, farm—as part of an Amish community her mother once abandoned. Guilt-ridden Esther, terrified to see her mother and siblings, begs Holly to accompany her on a visit to Esther’s mother before she dies. But can their journey to a conflicting world heal their emotional wounds and finally bring them home? Set in the heart of contemporary Lancaster County, Leaving Lancaster explores the power of forgiveness, family reconciliation, and love where least expected.

Skin

Author: Patrick Logan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781511835138
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Peel back our comfortable outer layer and we're all the same: raw and vulnerable. All the Lawrence brothers wanted was to find a quiet, peaceful place to mourn the death of their father over the Christmas holiday. But when a blizzard downs a local power line in rural Askergan County, it quickly becomes apparent that their holiday is going to be anything but relaxing. Tensions rise as the temperature plummets, and their buried secrets slowly come bubbling to the surface: addiction, remorse, and depression. As each of the three Lawrence brothers wrestle with their own personal demons, the snow and ice slowly close in around them. Trapped and isolated, they soon realize that their own flaws are not the only demons that they have to deal with; they're not alone in the white. Something is out there. Something that calls to them-summons them-something that wants their skin... Skin is the first book in the gritty horror-thriller series Insatiable. If you like emotionally flawed characters, crisp dialogue, and action-driven plot, then you will enjoy Logan's psychological exploration of how guilt and remorse shape decisions in the face of unspeakable horror. Join the Lawrence family as they try to overcome their own demons while banding together to battle an unspeakable evil that will not stop until the entire town is destroyed. Grab your copy of the gritty, emotionally-driven thriller Skin today! *Revised version, now with a sneak preview of Book 2 of the Insatiable Series: Crackers* Insatiable Series Book 1: Skin Book 2: Crackers Book 3: Flesh (available November 21, 2015)

The Deep End Of The Ocean

Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101199565
Size: 44.53 MB
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"Masterful...A big story about human connection and emotional survival" - Los Angeles Times The first book ever chosen by Oprah's Book Club Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep End of the Ocean imagines every mother's worst nightmare—the disappearance of a child—as it explores a family's struggle to endure, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with compassion, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is a story of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and make them celebrate the emotions that make us all one. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blythewood

Author: Carol Goodman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623470
Size: 61.63 MB
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“Carol Goodman’s Blythewood is reminiscent of both Harry Potter and The Diviners, but in a way that doesn’t distract from the entertaining story within."* After narrowly escaping death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, seventeen-year-old Avaline Hall is sent to Blythewood Academy, the elite girls’ boarding school in New York’s Hudson Valley that her mother attended years before. Ava hopes to solve the mystery of her mother’s death and its connection to the students who keep disappearing from Blythewood. But the school is not all that it appears . . . and neither is the handsome young man who saved Ava from the fire. What’s the meaning of the extraordinary powers Ava possesses? Who’s good and who’s evil? And who has the right to make that distinction? *review of Blythewood by Forever Young Adult

Shadow And Bone

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250027438
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Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken to become the protegâe of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

Crackers

Author: Patrick Logan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517456177
Size: 31.72 MB
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Every decision we make, no matter how benign, comes with a cost. Kent Griddle is a sixteen year old who has difficulty making decisions. Desperate to maintain the status quo-to make sure that he doesn't upset anyone-something as simple as sitting in the front or backseat causes him to lock up. When Kent and his friends, Tyler, Baird, and Sergio, embark on a fishing vacation with their fathers,Kent is determined to find a place for himself amongst his family and peers. But when the decision to play their childhood game-a bastardized version of Marco Polo-is made, things begin to go terribly wrong. And when they decide to play in an abandoned house in Askergan County, a place that has long since been forgotten, Kent is forced to make decisions that have dire consequences not only for his own life, but for the lives of all of his friends and family. Crackers is the second book in the gritty horror-thriller series Insatiable. If you like coming of age stories in which realistic, flawed characters are thrust into unspeakable situations with life-threatening outcomes, then you will enjoy Logan's exploration of how every decision we make-and even the ones we don't-comes with a price. Join Kent Griddle and his group of misfit friends as they battle an ancient evil that refuses to remain buried. Grab your copy of the raw, psychological horror Crackers today! Insatiable Series Book 1: SkinBook 2: CrackersBook 3: Flesh (available November 21, 2015)

The Breadwinner

Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192752840
Size: 63.27 MB
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Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

Apron Strings

Author: Mary Morony
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480849340
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At seven years old, Sallee Mackey is wary of the grownups that populate her 1950s Southern worldespecially her mother, Ginnyand with good reason. Ginny is flat-out dangerous, particularly if she is crossed while in one of her moods. While Sallee learns early on to rely on furtiveness and a watchful eye in an attempt to live in harmony with her family, the familys long-time black maid becomes her one saving grace. But even Ethel has secrets. Ethel and Ginnys relationship goes back to girlhood. While Ginny has conveniently forgotten that fact, Sallee hasnt. As she questions Ethel about the mysteries of their shared history, their bigoted next-door neighbor knows that he too, shares that same past. As marital and neighborhood tensions rise, Sallee discovers growing schisms inside her home that lead to conflicted loyalties that threaten to destroy not only Ethel, but also the children she loves. Apron Strings shares the compelling story of a well-to-do white girl and her familys black maid as they unite to overcome the hatred and segregation embedded in their 1950s southern culture, and prove that love sees no color.

The Emerald Atlas

Author: John Stephens
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375899553
Size: 72.86 MB
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Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world. These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about. Until now. Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right. From the Hardcover edition.