Love My Enemy

Author: Kate MacLachlan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781849398237
Release Date: 2009-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Zee (short for Zara) lives in a quiet suburb of Belfast, with an apparently idyllic family life. But Zee's father was shot dead in front of them all, and the whole family is still struggling with the extent of grief and pain that this has caused. Her brother Gary has become a rabid anti-Catholic, and a fervent Orange-man. And Zee? She's trying desperately to continue a normal life. Unfortunately as a teenager, this means finding boyfriends, and she is irresistibly drawn to local boy Conor, who's from the token Catholic family. Gary will kill him if he realises, and even the adults will separate them by all means if they are discovered. As Zee and Conor keep up a double life, and argue over the need to do so in what is, after all, their own hometown, the jealousies and petty hatreds of those around them come to a head. Conor is beaten up - but Zee pays for her 'disloyalty' by having her face slashed unmercifully and losing her looks forever.

Return of an Impetuous Pilot

Author: Kate McLachlan
Publisher: Silver Dragon Books by RCE
ISBN: 1619291525
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: Fiction

When Jill's latest time-travel experiment goes awry, no one but Jill is surprised. But when Amelia Earhart suddenly pops out of RIP, everyone is stunned--and delighted! Everyone except Jill, that is, especially when Amelia decides she likes the future too much to return to her own time. History without Amelia Earhart? Unthinkable! But how do you return an impetuous pilot who doesn't want to go home? It's Bennie and Van to the rescue! Together with Kendra and Jill, they try to return Amelia to the right side of history. Their motives might be mixed, but their hearts are in the right place...or are they? Reunite with the RIP gang in Return of an Impetuous Pilot, the third book in the RIP Van Dyke Time Travel series, and find out where their hearts are leading them now.

Hearts Dead and Alive

Author: Kate McLachlan
Publisher: Quest Books by RCE
ISBN: 1619290170
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Fiction

When fifth grade teacher Kimberly Wayland finds a human heart in the middle-school dumpster, she has some explaining to do. With the help of her friendsNhot "best friend" Becca, co-worker "lesbian wanna-be" Annie, and lawyer "stickler-for-rules" LucyNKim sets out to solve the mystery of the missing heart. Along the way, she unexpectedly solves another mystery, the mystery of her own heart.

Rescue at Inspiration Point

Author: Kate McLachlan
Publisher: Quest Books by RCE
ISBN: 1619290057
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Rescue at Inspiration Point is the second book in the Rip Van Dyke time-travel series. Van is taken hostage at a local prison, and Patsy is stuck in the role of hostage negotiator. Jill sends Bennie back to 1974 to learn more about the hostage taker and his crime. "Do nothing," Jill warns. "Just observe and report back." But the instant Bennie lands, she breaks Jills # 1 rule. As Bennie pursues her own agenda in 1974, the hostage crisis in 1988 escalates. Can Bennie rescue Van from fourteen years away? Or will her actions only make things worse?

Irish Children s Literature and Culture

Author: Keith O'Sullivan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136825095
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

Irish Children’s Literature and Culture looks critically at Irish writing for children from the 1980s to the present, examining the work of many writers and illustrators and engaging with major genres, forms, and issues, including the gothic, the speculative, picturebooks, ethnicity, and globalization. It contextualizes modern Irish children’s literature in relation to Irish mythology and earlier writings, as well as in relation to Irish writing for adults, thereby demonstrating the complexity of this fascinating area. What constitutes a "national literature" is rarely straightforward, and it is especially complex when discussing writing for young people in an Irish context. Until recently, there was only a slight body of work that could be classified as "Irish children’s literature" in comparison with Ireland’s contribution to adult literature in the twentieth century. The contributors to the volume examine a range of texts in relation to contemporary literary and cultural theory, and children’s literature internationally, raising provocative questions about the future of the topic. Irish Children’s Literature and Culture is essential reading for those interested in Irish literature, culture, sociology, childhood, and children’s literature. Valerie Coghlan, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin, is a librarian and lecturer. She is a former co-editor of Bookbird: An International Journal of Children's Literature. She has published widely on Irish children's literature and co-edited several books on the topic. She is a former board member of the IRSCL, and a founder member of the Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature, Children's Books Ireland, and IBBY Ireland. Keith O’Sullivan lectures in English at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin. He is a founder member of the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature, a former member of the board of directors of Children’s Books Ireland, and past chair of the Children’s Books Ireland/Bisto Book of the Year Awards. He has published on the works of Philip Pullman and Emily Brontë.

Murder and the Hurdy Gurdy Girl

Author: Kate McLachlan
Publisher: Quest Books by RCE
ISBN: 1619291266
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre: Fiction

It's 1897, and Susan Bantry is on the run from the law. She ends up in Needles Eye, Idaho, where she works in a hurdy gurdy as a dancing girl. Jo Erin, Susan's childhood friend, is the cross-dressing Pinkerton agent sent to track Susan down. Before she can complete the job, a mining war breaks out and interferes with Jo Erin's plans. Complicating matters even further are the feelings that resurface between Susan and Jo Erin, as events from their past come back to haunt them.

Christmas Crush

Author: Kate McLachlan
Publisher: Yellow Rose Books by RCE
ISBN: 1619291967
Release Date: 2014-09-03
Genre: Fiction

Jazzy's Fresh Christmas Trees is Jasmine Oliver's last ditch attempt to rescue the family finances and send her little sister to college. She did some research, selected a prime location, and bought the very best Christmas trees available. What she didn't do, though, was check out the competition. SleepSafe Youth is Darcy Gabriel's baby, her way of paying back the help she received as a homeless teen. The charity she established gives homeless kids a safe place to sleep, and SleepSafe's annual Christmas tree sale is the organization's biggest fund-raising event of the year. When Jasmine learns that SleepSafe's Christmas tree lot is only a block away from her own, she turns her dismay and anger into determination and vows to give SleepSafe a run for its money. Sparks fly between Jasmine and Darcy as they compete for the Christmas tree business. Before long, sparks of a different sort fly, and they find themselves experiencing a Christmas they'll never forget.

Rip Van Dyke

Author: Kate McLachlan
Publisher: Quest
ISBN: 1935053299
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre: Fiction

When Van Hollinger is suddenly transported twenty years into the future, she is dumbfounded - and furious. Jill's silly time-travel experiment wasn't supposed to actually work. But it did, and now Van is stuck in the future. 2008, that is. A future in which Van's friends and lover have all aged twenty years, but Van has not. Jill, an old woman now, promises to recreate her time-travel machine and send Van back, but Van is skeptical and decides instead to try to make a life for herself in 2008. It isn't easy. Patsy, her lover, never recovered from Van's sudden disappearance in 1988 and is now a deeply troubled old woman, in no condition to offer Van any help. Van has no home, no job, no money, not even a driver's license. But help and hope arrive in the form of Bennie, the steamy young woman whose intriguing overtures were off limits in the past. Van wrestles with herself. Does she remain faithful to Patsy despite the sudden chasm between their ages, or does she let herself accept the life, love and laughter that Bennie offers? But when secret agents learn of Van' s leap through time, Van faces an even tougher decision. This time, one of life or death.

J B McLachlan A Biography

Author: David Frank
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 1550286765
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Introduction Book I: To Redeem the World, 1869–1916 Chapter 1: Scotland Chapter 2: Cape Breton Chapter 3:1909: Bend or Break Book II: The Economic Gospel, 1916–22 Chapter 4: The Miners' Union Chapter 5: Working-Class Hero Chapter 6: 1922: Class War Book III: Crime and Punishment, 1923–25 Chapter 7: Thermidor Chapter 8: The King v. McLachlan Chapter 9: 1925: Standing the Gaff Book IV: Education for Action, 1925–36 Chapter 10: McLachlan versus Wolvin Chapter 11: Grand Old Man Chapter 12: Time and Tide Epilogue Abbreviations in Notes Notes Index

Alias Mrs Jones

Author: Kate McLachlan
Publisher: Quest Books by RCE
ISBN: 1619292823
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Fiction

In 1902 the dusty western town of Hillyard, Washington, seems worlds away from metropolitan New York City, but it still isn't far enough for Nell to feel safe. So when she's handed a chance to impersonate Mabel Chumley as the new Hillyard schoolteacher, Nell jumps at it. Never mind that she knows nothing about being a schoolteacher. When a man is murdered and Nell finds herself holding answers to the mystery, she knows better than to share her information with the Marshall. After all, she's no innocent herself, and it's no skin off her nose if someone else gets away with murder. Unfortunately, the murderer doesn't know that. Meanwhile, the town's lady doctor befriends Nell with an intensity that borders on courtship-or is it suspicion? When Nell's story begins to unravel, she scrambles to shore up one alias or another. Anything to keep the town-and the lady doctor-from finding out who she really is. And what she's done.

Ten Little Lesbians

Author: Kate McLachlan
Publisher: Quest Books by RCE
ISBN: 161929236X
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Genre: Fiction

Ten women, guests at the lesbian-owned Adelheid Inn, are stranded in the Cascade Mountains after a mudslide closes the only road out. One goes missing. One is killed. More than one is not who she pretends to be, and every one of them has a secret. When another woman is attacked, it becomes clear there's a killer in their midst, and it has to be one of them.Is it Beatrice, the judge, surly and sad after the death of her long-term partner? Or her niece, Tish, angry and sullen at being kept under Beatrice's thumb? Or is it Carmen, Beatrice's childhood friend who lured her to the Inn under false pretenses?It couldn't be the Mormon girls, Amy and Dakota. Or could it? Perhaps it's Diane, the gallant butch, or her date, the lovely and silent Veronica. A blind woman couldn't do it, but is Jess really blind? And what about Holly, the hotel manager who is just a bit too perky, or Lily, the mysterious owner of the hotel?One thing quickly becomes clear. They'd better find out, before there are none.

Callie s Dilemma

Author: Vicki Stevenson
Publisher: Yellow Rose Books by RCE
ISBN: 1619290030
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Fiction

While attending a convention for authors and fans of chick lit, Callie Delaney, closeted reigning queen of mainstream romance, meets Dale Kirby, irresistible fitness instructor for the health club at the hotel that's hosting the event. She also inadvertently walks into the prelude to a murder. Although Callie is unaware of the significance of what she sees, the killer is not, and he embarks on a relentless campaign to eliminate the only witness to his crime. With help from Dale's LGBT family, the women set out to uncover the motivation for the threats against Callie, identify her mysterious stalker, and ultimately prove him guilty of murder. As a fragile relationship develops between Dale and Callie, they are forced to confront escalating danger and the irresolvable conflict between the demands of Callie's public image and the reality of her personal desire.