Author: Tanya Ravenswater
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785770101
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For fans of Boyhood, Jacques is Tanya Ravenswater's beautiful and touching coming-of-age novel of what makes an ordinary life extraordinary. This is the story of Jacques Lafitte, a young French boy who is orphaned and torn away from everything he knows. Forced to move to England to live with his guardian - the pompous and distant Oliver - Jacques finds himself in a strange country, and a strange world. As years pass Jacques becomes part of the Clark family. But then his feelings for Oliver's daughter Rebecca begin to surpass mere sibling affection. A development that has the power to bring them together, or tear the family apart . . . A story of loss, longing, falling in love and finding a place to call home. And, most importantly, of the power of the relationships that help us along the way.

Rising Above Grief for People Pets

Author: Philippa Kingsley
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 145255501X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“This book will not only connect you with your own experience of grief but shines a light for others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a person or pet.” —Colin Tipping, author of Radical Forgiveness and Radical Self-Forgiveness “Philippa Kingsley’s book offers a truly heartfelt and deeply personal account of her encounters with grief. You will be touched by her courage and honesty. True compassion lies at the heart of grief.” —Dale Borglum, The Living/Dying Project, co-author of Journey of Awakening I have been guided in spirit to share my most innermost thoughts and channeled writings of the experience of loss, letting go, and the transitions from the physical body of my darling father and beloved pets. I am guided to help others who are suffering, or have suffered, whilst walking down the road of grief, with the realization that there is a beginning, a middle, and an end to this process, and with the awareness that you too will rise above grief and learn to live and laugh again.

The Mill Girls

Author: Tracy Johnson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473502144
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'I dragged my heels all the way to the mill. ‘I can’t do it!’ I sulked. Mother sighed and shook her head. My heart sank. Of course, I’d seen the mill hundreds of times before, but now it was different – now, I was going in. I’d never seen a place so depressing; I wanted to cry.' With tales from hardworking Audrey and mischievous Maureen to high-spirited Doris and dedicated Marjorie, The Mill Girls is an evocative story of hardship and friendship from when cotton was still king. Through the eyes of these northern mill girls, we are offered a fascinating glimpse into the lives of ordinary women who rallied together, nattered over the beamers and, despite the difficult conditions, weaved, packed and laughed to keep the cotton mills spinning.

I Will Love You Forever

Author: Cori Salchert
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1683226798
Format: PDF, Docs
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A True Story about Life, Love, and Healing through Heartbreak As Seen on Kathie Lee & Hoda on 12/21/17! A baby girl was born without a right or left hemisphere of her brain. Doctors said she was essentially in a vegetative state, unable to see or hear—that there was no hope for her. Relinquished under the state’s Safe Haven Law, this two-week-old unnamed baby girl found her way to Cori and Mark Salchert’s home. Despite the infant’s grim medical diagnosis, Cori knew she couldn’t allow this beautiful baby girl to spend her few days on earth alone and unloved. Cori took the baby girl home and named her Emmalynn . I Will Love You Forever reveals one woman's decades-long quest to find healing and redemption after the accidental death of her sister as a child. God has used hospice babies—those left to live and die without family to care for them—to mend Cori's broken heart. Bringing these fragile hospice babies into their home, Cori and her family have promised to hold them briefly, until their last breath on this side of heaven, but to love them forever and always. The loving actions of Cori and her family show that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Cori’s poignant story will strengthen your faith. . . It will touch your heart. Bonus! Features full-color photos of Cori and her family.

Missing Father

Author: Shauna L. Smith
ISBN: 9780996545709
Format: PDF, ePub
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At once a powerful story of a daughter's literal and figurative search for her father and an indictment of the mental health system with legacies to this day, Missing Father will touch readers searching to make sense of the complexities of love, family and self-understanding. Filled with searing memories and beautiful, poetic writing, it captures the extraordinary character of a bipolar parent as seen through the eyes of a bewildered little girl who grows up to become a family therapist with children of her own. While it is memoir, it reads like first-rate literature in a vein with classics such as A Beautiful Mind and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Missing Father cuts through the layers of shame, alienation, and ups and downs of life in a family navigating through mental illness and will resonate with those who have tried to reach an inaccessible loved one. "Missing Father...is beautifully rendered and filled with tenderness and compassion and clarity.... It reads like a dream." -- Laura Davis, co-author of The Courage to Heal "It is brilliant writer plus hard experience, heartbreak plus love, a beautiful, shared sculpture of human life." --Gina Bliss, MD, pediatrician "Missing Father is a deeply moving and insightful personal narrative that draws the reader into the unnerving world of mental health system realities. --Lisa Bertaccini, LCSW, former chief of Child and Family Mental Health, Sacramento County "Brilliant scenes abound throughout, as do moving, poetic images." --Erica Miles, author of Dazzled by Darkness "A heartbreaking journey from confused child to confident professional.... Missing Father will resonate with anyone who has tried to alleviate the suffering of an unreachable loved one." -- Laurie Heller, adjunct faculty, Woodland Community College "Smith's emotional honesty gives us permission to share our own dark secrets." --Janet Greenwood, PhD, RN, LMFT "Through compelling, emotionally revealing vignettes, Shauna Smith teaches us about the power of love and empathy. Lessons for all levels of mental health workers are found in the disturbing descriptions of how an uncaring system can contribute to wrecking a life. Also, our clients, those who are caretakers and those struggling with mental illness, may find validation and learn resilience." -- Jean Rosenfeld, LCSW "Parents cast a shifting shadow over us and draw on our deepest wells of compassion. Smith in Missing Father uses memory, writing and reflection to put the shattered pieces of a loved one's life into perspective." -- Kathryn Gronke, MA "I started Missing Father Monday night and couldn't put it down! I love the short, bold "chapters. "And the mixing of narrative, conversation, and shared communication (letters), which, of course, would only be noteworthy with a well-written and compelling story." -- Pauli Hakensen, addiction counselor, grief specialist

Life and I

Author: Elisabeth Helland Larsen
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899557718
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Rosy-cheeked and wrapped in blue, with a flower in her hair, Death rides a pink bike. Death, a greeneyed little girl in this pastel world, visits small animals with soft fur and big animals with sharp teeth. She lingers with a kindly grandmother as they knit one last scarf together. She wanders through surroundings of gentle beauty and she tells us who she is. For parents of children facing the loss of a family member, a friend, or a pet, this book finds words to express what is often so difficult to explain. It ends with such a feeling of uplift and acceptance that readers of any age will turn the last page with a smile and a tear"--Excerpt from Amazon.com.

Woodrose Mountain

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 145922566X
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Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope's Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn. A self-made man and single dad, Brodie will do anything to get Taryn the rehabilitation she needs…even if it means convincing Evie to move in with them. And despite her vow to keep an emotional distance, Evie can't help but be moved by Taryn's spirit, or Brodie's determination to win her help—and her heart. With laughter, courage and more than a little help from the kindhearted people of Hope's Crossing, Taryn may get the healing she deserves—and Evie and Brodie might just find a love they never knew could exist.

No Room for Doubt

Author: Angela Dove
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425225882
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When a young woman is murdered, the lives of those in her immediate circle are thrown into chaos as the mother become obsessed with keeping the authorities interested in the case and the husband falls into despair after being convicted in the court of public opinion. Original.

Once A Dancer

Author: Allegra Kent
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312187507
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A memoir of the ballet dancer, tracing her childhood, dance career, and marriage to photographer Bert Stern, includes portraits of dance figures in her life