The Dream Bucket

Author: Mary Lou Cheatham
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517095369
Format: PDF, Docs
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In The Dream Bucket, Trudy Cameron, lives in an elaborate Mississippi home with her hypocritical father William, withdrawn mother Zoe, and mischievous older brother Billy Jack. It is the spring of 1909. The last session ever at Gravel Hill School comes to a close, as Trudy looks forward to her tenth birthday. She adores Papa until she hears him slap her mother for asking him where he hides his cash. Soon afterwards, Billy Jack tells Trudy that Papa ridicules her behind her back. On the last day of school, Papa gives the schoolmarm a noisy smack of a kiss, overheard by all the pupils in the one-room schoolhouse. All she has heard leaves her so angry she wishes Papa would die. When he accidentally sets fire to the family mansion and dies in the fire, she is not prepared for the shock. She believes her anger caused her father's death. Zoe also feels she caused William's death by prodding him to meet her demands. He's cautioned Zoe not to pry into his financial arrangements. He has withdrawn his money from the Taylorsburg bank because he distrusts the fraudulent bank president. She needles him to tell her where he stores his twenty-dollar gold pieces in case his life should end one day. Two men load William's body into a farm wagon. How will Zoe survive as a widow? The sudden horror causes her to forget who her children are. First Trudy and Billy Jack run after the death wagon, but they turn back to the pile of ashes, where they plan their future. On the day Papa died, they will milk the cows and begin making arrangements for the funeral. Trudy and Billy Jack make a pact never to leave the farm. Regaining her orientation, Zoe bounces back. She moves her family into a shack that needs so many repairs the sharecroppers have abandoned it. When it rains, they run with cooking pots from one leak to another. The kitchen floor has rotted into nonexistence. The cabin offers little protection from heat and cold, bears and rattlesnakes, or human predators. Samuel Benton, the Camerons' best friend, lives with his two children down the road. He tries to help Zoe, but she rejects him. She's busy harvesting the garden, milking the cows, sewing for hire, and caring for her children. She makes no plans for the future. In a hopeless situation, Trudy, Zoe, and Billy Jack fight outside forces to survive. The Bentons and the Camerons fill their bucket and empty it and fill it again. Sometimes in horror and sometimes in joy, Trudy Cameron always dreams big.

Covington Chronicles III and IV

Author: Mary Cheatham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519619754
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book, Covington Chronicles III and IV, contains two works -- The Dream Bucket and Manuela Blayne -- in one volume. The Dream Bucket: Ten-year-old Trudy loves Papa more than anybody else until she hears him slap Zoe, her mother. She is so angry at him she wishes he'd die. When he accidentally sets fire to the family mansion and dies in the fire, she is not prepared for the shock. William has cautioned Zoe not to pry into his financial arrangements. She wants to know where he keeps his money in case his life should end. How will she survive as a widow? The family has nowhere to call home except a sharecropper's shack. Manuela Blayne: This novella is the fourth book in the Covington Chronicles. It is a complete story that stands alone. To understand some of the characters fully, however, it would be beneficial to read The Dream Bucket first. Manuela Blayne is the story of one suffering for another. A new day dawns for Trudy Cameron. She develops a heightened sensitivity to others around her who endure the hurts brought on by circumstances she tries to influence. Trudy starts to realize she cannot change everything, she cannot fix all the bad in her world. At the same time she develops a streak of mischief. Sometimes she is shocked by her own behavior. As she grows up fast, she finds emotions within herself she didn't expect.

Travel With the Dream Makers Tour Guides Untold Stories

Author: Lynette Hinings-Marshall
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483425606
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What job involves travelling to an exotic location, organising a dentist for a client’s broken tooth, or gently breaking the news of a family death? All in a day’s work for a tour guide. Travel with the Dream Makers presents an intriguing behind-the-scenes account of the little known world of tour guiding. Tour guides deliver the promise; they bring to life the travel dreams of their clients. In Travel with the Dream Makers, author Lynette Hinings-Marshall shines a light on the role of tour guides. A series of vignettes, written by some of the industry’s most experienced tour guides, recount delightful stories of everything from flying zebras to the drama of a flight grounded by an insurgent guerilla organization. Whether an armchair traveller, adventurer or potential tour guide this enjoyable book holds something for everyone, although perhaps it should come with a warning: Beware, this book may result in an irresistible urge to plan a trip!

Family Bucket Lists

Author: Lara Krupicka
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0991262700
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Family Bucket Lists offers a guided approach to planning individual and shared bucket lists that take parents, kids, and families beyond stereotypical exotic destinations and extravagant escapades. You’ll learn how to create a personalized, meaningful list for how you want to spend the 18 years you have with each of your kids – and longer. Tips for troubleshooting your family’s list, along with suggestions on how to incorporate your bucket lists into everyday family life, and ideas for commemorating accomplishments, make this a great companion for every family’s adventures.

Her Leading Man The Dream Maker Series Book 4

Author: Alice Duncan
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
ISBN: 1614176817
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"HER LEADING MAN is fascinating, and so authentically drawn, reading it delightfully transported me to the world of early Hollywood."~Kate McMurry Christina Mayhew doesn't consider herself a gifted thespian. Acting in Silent Films is simply a means to earn money for medical school so she can become a physician like her beloved father. Thankfully her gentlemanly producer, Martin Tafft, understands. While Martin is happy to discuss feminism and women's suffrage with Christina, his inner reaction to her secret goal is one of crushing disappointment. With moving pictures developing a sordid reputation, thanks to hard-drinking and drug-consuming stars, he needs Christina's wholesomeness to create the kind of movies he envisions. Then an accident on the set forces Martin to take the male lead, and Christina gets a taste of his kisses--on screen, at least. Now all she has to do is convince him he is perfect for another role... her lifetime leading man. "The love scenes are very emotional and very hot." ~Kate McMurry "Very highly recommended!" ~Cindy Penn, Wordweaving THE DREAM MAKER SERIES, in order . . . Cowboy for Hire Beauty and the Brain The Miner's Daughter Her Leading Man

Living the Dream

Author: R.M Singhose
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475926521
Format: PDF
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Jim and Rose Singhose are no strangers to the road. Theyve been riding Harley-Davidsons for over forty years, and they arent even close to being finished. In 2003, there was little need for discussion: they would attend the one-hundredth birthday celebration of their favorite bikes. They would head to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to celebrate with all the other Harley enthusiasts. Of course, there were bound to be some speed bumps along the way. Living the Dream is book three in the Harley Woman series, and it follows Jim and Rose for 13,000 miles, from Oregon to Canada, through Milwaukee, and back again. Along the way, they make a spur-of-the-moment decision to head to Prince Edward Island forwhat elselobster! Later, Rose gets stopped by suspicious customs officials who want to know what shes doing in Canada. Some people might say its crazy to spend so much time on the road. For Rose, theres never any trepidation about a ride on her Harley. Instead of counting the miles away from home, shes comfortable counting the states they cross. Living the biker dream is filled with adventure, the occasional nuisance, and maybe some dangerbut for Rose, its all worth it to feel the wind in her face and freedom in her heart.

Secret Promise

Author: Mary Lou Cheatham
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449734022
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It is 1907 as Caroline Clemons watches her town’s newest bachelor, Jake MacGregor, tie his horses to a post outside her window. Moments later as he enters her home to meet her eligible sisters, he mistakenly believes Caroline is a servant instead of one of Senator Chad Clemons’ daughters. Immediately mesmerized by Caroline’s beauty, Jake has no idea she is committed to fulfilling a promise she made years ago, even if it means living a Cinderella existence. Caroline, who derives her only satisfaction in life from her teaching job in Taylorsburg, Mississippi, cannot help but be attracted to Jake who just inherited a store in town. As an internal battle rages within her, Caroline busies herself with serving her family and the Lord, even as Jake haunts her dreams and she fastidiously guards her family’s secrets. But as fate intervenes, a romance develops that leads both Caroline and Jake to rely on prayer and laughter to survive. Will they ever be able to overcome their obstacles to find their happily ever after? A young woman must rely on faith as she struggles between honoring a long-held promise to her family or following her heart.

The Dream of the Celt

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466816163
Format: PDF
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A subtle and enlightening novel about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world—especially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon—but when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution. Ultimately, the scandals surrounding Casement's trial and eventual hanging tainted his image to such a degree that his pioneering human rights work wasn't fully reexamined until the 1960s. In The Dream of the Celt, Mario Vargas Llosa, who has long been regarded as one of Latin America's most vibrant, provocative, and necessary literary voices—a fact confirmed when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010—brings this complex character to life as no other writer can. A masterful work, sharply translated by Edith Grossman, The Dream of the Celt tackles a controversial man whose story has long been neglected, and, in so doing, pushes at the boundaries of the historical novel.

My Dream Bucket List Journal

Author: Henry Powers
ISBN: 9781725971028
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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My Dream Bucket List Journal Notebook Lined Pages. A Place To Store Your Travel Plans And Adventures