These is My Words

Author: Nancy Turner
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444786296
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sarah Agnes Prine begins her diary in 1881 when her father decides to move the whole family - and their horse ranch - from Arizona Territory to Texas, where life will be easier. Sarah, at seventeen, is a tomboy though she longs to be educated, gracious and beautiful like other women. But when the family sets out on the wagon trail and disasters strike in rapid succession, Sarah turns out to be the only thing that keeps them from certain death. Sarah stays brave, strong and determined through everything that befalls her. But she longs to be loved, like any other woman, and she is to meet her destiny in Captain Jack Elliot.

These Is My Words

Author: Nancy Turner
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780060392253
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a compelling fiction debut, Nancy E. Turner's unforgettable These Is My Words melds the sweeping adventures and dramatic landscapes of Lonesome Dove with the heartfelt emotional saga of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. Inspired by the author's original family memoirs, this absorbing story introduces us to the questing, indomitable Sarah Prine, one of the most memorable women ever to survive and prevail in the Arizona Territory of the late 1800s. As a child, a fiery young woman, and finally a caring mother, Sarah forges a life as full and as fascinating as our deepest needs, our most secret hopes and our grandest dreams. She rides Indian-style and shoots with deadly aim, greedily devours a treasure trove of leatherbound books, downs fire, flood, Comanche raids and other mortal perils with the unique courage that forged the character of the American West. Rich in authentic details of daily life and etched with striking character portraits of very different pioneer families, this action-packed novel is also the story of a powerful, enduring love between Sarah and the dashing cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot. Neither the vast distances traveled nor the harsh and killing terrains could quench the passion between them, and the loss and loneliness both suffer only strengthen their need for each other. While their love grows, the heartbreak and wonder of the frontier experience unfold in scene after scene: a wagon-train Sunday spent roasting quail on spits as Indians close in to attack; Sarah's silent encounter with an Indian brave, in which he shows her his way of respect; a dreadful discovery by a stream that changes Sarah forever; the hazards of a visit to Phoenix, a town as hot as the devil's frying pan; Sarah's joy in building a real home, sketching out rooms and wraparound porches. Sarah's incredible story leads us into a vanished world that comes vividly to life again, while her struggles with work and home, love and responsibility resonate with those every woman faces today. These Is My Words is a passionate celebration of a remarkable life, exhilarating and gripping from the first page to the last.

Read On Audiobooks

Author: Joyce G. Saricks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591588049
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With more than 300 original annotations in some 60 thematic lists, this one-of-a kind compilation opens the world of audiobooks to listeners and librarians alike. * More than 300 original annotations that speak to why listeners might enjoy the selected audiobooks * Over 60 thematic lists that will entice audiobook fans, as well as those unfamiliar with the format * Indexes by author, title, narrator, and genre

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

Author: Joyce G. Saricks
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838997198
Format: PDF
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This revised edition provides a way of understanding the vast universe of genre fiction in an easy-to-use format. Expert readers' advisor Joyce Saricks offers groundbreaking reconsideration of the connections among genres.

Mom Candy

Author: Jena Pincott
Publisher: Random House Reference
ISBN: 0375426299
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sweet, satisfying and calming, Mom Candy is the perfect pick-me-up gift for mothers of all ages. With 1,000 quotes, reflections, and insights Mom Candy gets at the heart of motherhood—from the anticipation of pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby, through the early years and the school days, to the lifelong bond that women have with their children. With thoughts from Hillary Clinton, Madeleine L'Engle, Michelle Obama, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Erica Jong, Jodi Picoult, and many others. Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.— Tina Fey, actress, writer, and producer

Writing What You Know

Author: Meg Files
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621535177
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It's easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication—fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Filled with engaging exercises, Write from Life guides writers in identifying story-worthy material and transforming their raw material into finished pieces, through conquering fears associated with personal exposure, determining a story's focus, shaping the material into a cohesive whole, and editing and revising as needed. Writers working in any form will find this book invaluable for supplying them with the inspiration and practical instruction they need to get their experiences and emotions into print. In addition, they will learn to: Tap into difficult, guarded parts of their lives to tell the stories they desire Write emotionally intense material Decide which literary form is right for their stories Create the illusion of real speech with effective dialogue Tell their stories with authority Develop effective beginnings, middles, and ends Share their work with others and deal with reactions courageously Files' friendly, encouraging advice makes it a pleasure for writers to write the stories they are most passionate about. In an age when publishing can mean pushing a button on Facebook, Twitter, or a blog, there is an enduring urge to send stories out into the world. In an atmosphere of misinformation and lies that social media and the ease of publishing may encourage, we especially crave truth. The time to start telling it is now—so many aspiring writers have truths worth sharing and stories begging to be told! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Meine Br der die Liebe und ich

Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3862780767
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Weibliche List? Nicht gerade Chastitys Sache. Aber nur wo ein Wille ist, ist auch ein Mann ... der neue Roman mit Lach- und Tränengarantie von Kristan Higgins! Femme Fatale, sexy Vamp, fleischgewordener Männertraum - all das ist Chastity O’Neill nicht. Mit vier großen Brüdern und einer Schwäche für die Yankees ist sie für die Männerwelt nur der gute Kumpel. Kein Wunder, dass auch der attraktive Trevor das so sieht. Dabei ist er der Eine! Chastity weiß es, seit sie sich als Teenager hoffnungslos in den besten Freund ihrer Brüder verknallt hat. Das ist zwölf Jahre her, doch Chastitys heimliche Liebe hat in all den Jahren nichts erschüttern können. Nun, wenn sie eins in ihrer verrückten Familie gelernt hat, dann das: Ein Mädchen muss für seinen Traum kämpfen! Zeit, die Waffen einer Frau zu zücken ...

Das Haus der Amseln

Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442460137
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Die Geschichte eines kleinen Farmhauses in den Feldern von Cape Cod und der Menschen, die dort im Laufe von 200 Jahren gelebt haben.

Die Sofaprinzessin

Author: Sarah Bilston
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3688108221
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Die erfolgreiche Anwältin Q hat einen spannenden Job, einen tollen Mann und erwartet ein Kind, auf das sie sich freut. Doch dann verdonnert der Arzt sie in den letzten drei Monaten ihrer Schwangerschaft zu absoluter Bettruhe. Langeweile pur! Aber Q denkt nicht dran, sich gemütlich zurückzulehnen. Vom Sofa aus mischt sie sich in das Leben ihrer Familie und ihrer Freunde ein. Und richtet dabei ein heilloses Chaos an ...