The Thread Binding Them Together As Sisters Is All Too Fragile... The bittersweet reunion of the Robichaud family and the Harrows in the land of the Acadians has brought two mothers and two daughters full circle. They rekindle those early bonds and experience restoration of those lost years, but time and tragedy have left their indelible imprints on all who have endured the decades of separation and uncertainty. Moving forward with their lives now means further farewells--not as devastating as the one long ago, but no less heart wrenching. Their connection, which goes beyond that of "sisters" to best friends, will be tested by the coming Revolution and the lure of England--parted again, the reunited, but for how long...? Can their friendship sustain the startling revelation concerning...The Birthright?
The only living relative of Lord Charles Harrow, Nicole journeys from Nova Scotia to England at the onset of the Revolutionary War, to accept her duty as his heir. Filled with a desperate longing for home, Nicole invites her sister Anne to join her in England. Drawn by her deep love for Nicole, Anne and her infant son join her at the Harrow estate. But with war waging between England and the American colonies, a tragic secret threatens to surface and tear these sisters apart forever.
Jodie and Bethan grow up in the small Southern town of Harmony and share experiences and trials as the closest of friends, until their friendship is dissolved in what seems to be an unreconcilable manner
Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist's perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity...and the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agendas and private trauma. Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil--facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions. Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine's governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah's mistress, the governor's wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death--and missing body--is causing such furor. This epic drama is threaded with the tale of an unlikely romance and framed with dangers and betrayals from unexpected sources. At its core, The Centurion's Wife unfolds the testing of loyalties--between two young people whose inner searchings they cannot express, between their irreconcilable heritages, and ultimately between their humanity and the Divine they yearn to encounter.
When heartache and loss invade Karen Pierce's carefully ordered world, she is devastated. Her plans and dreams for the future seem distant and unattainable, and she is bound by a promise to care for two young adults who are struggling with a loss of their own. Continuing their journey north to the goldfields seems their only option, and Adrik Ivanov agrees to be their guide. With a late start and the constant threat of winter hastening their pace, Adrik wonders at the wisdom of their decision. But he longs to prove his commitment and growing love for Karen, who has pushed aside his advances in the past. Inspired by the beautiful and rugged landscape, Karen thrives under the difficult conditions of their trek. As her heart begins to journey back to the core of her once-solid faith, will she dare to embrace the love offered to her?
Author: A. P. Jensen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2013-06-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
A madman creates a massacre that leaves hundreds dead. There's one survivor. The problem is, according to the death certificate, fifteen-year-old Jordan died two years ago in a psychiatric hospital. Jordan has many secrets. So does Mr. Parker, the father who abandoned her before she was born. When Mr. Parker is forced to acknowledge Jordan, he brings her into a world filled with magic, wonder and danger. Through him, Jordan will learn the secrets of her birthright, what makes her power special and why she is a pawn in a deadly war for power.
Kyle Rothmore has reunited with her long-lost family and married Kenneth, the man who helped her find them. When she learns that she and Kenneth are going to be parents, her future couldn't look brighter. Then, tragedy disrupts Kyle's idyllic world and her faith is deeply shaken. As her dreams of happiness and fulfillment disappear before her eyes, she falls farther away from Kenneth, her family, and her heavenly Father. The strength and hope of those who love her don't feel like enough, but when help comes from an unexpected source, Kyle is faced with deciding what matters most in her life.
Author: F. Jean Fornasiero
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Release Date: 2010
"With a title derived literally from the explorations of the French in the Pacific and metaphorically from classroom encounters with another culture - both of which form important subsections to the volume - Explorations and Encounters in French actively seeks to unite those fields of enquiry sometimes seen as separate, namely, culture and language. The essays selected for inclusion in Explorations and Encounters in French bring together many of the current research strands in French Studies today, tapping into current pedagogical trends, analysing contemporary events in France, examining the Franco-Australian past, while reviewing teaching practice and the culture of teaching. Collectively, the essays reflect the common engagement with language, culture and society that characterizes the community of French teachers and scholars in Australia and abroad."--University of Adelaide Press webpage.
Author: A. P. Jensen
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Jordan Parker is the only witness to a crime that has rocked the magical world to its core. While the capital crumbles around her and the races war against one another, Jordan seeks refuge in the forests around Wintra and comes face to face with a mysterious stranger. Jordan is tortured by vivid nightmares of William's past and struggles to harness her power, which is gaining in strength. Jordan's past and present collide and reveal a secret that will change everything.
Colorful and featuring charming illustrations, each title features a precocious animal who uncovers important instruction on growing up--whether learning the value of family, the reasons to obey, or the importance of being yourself.
Author: Shannon Stettner
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Social Science
Until the late 1960s, the authorities on abortion were for the most part men—politicians, clergy, lawyers, physicians, all of whom had an interest in regulating women’s bodies. Even today, when we hear women speak publicly about abortion, the voices are usually those of the leaders of women’s and abortion rights organizations, women who hold political office, and, on occasion, female physicians. We also hear quite frequently from spokeswomen for anti-abortion groups. Rarely, however, do we hear the voices of ordinary women—women whose lives have been in some way touched by abortion. Their thoughts typically owe more to human circumstance than to ideology, and without them, we run the risk of thinking and talking about the issue of abortion only in the abstract. Without Apology seeks to address this issue by gathering the voices of activists, feminists, and scholars as well as abortion providers and clinic support staff alongside the stories of women whose experience with abortion is more personal. With the particular aim of moving beyond the polarizing rhetoric that has characterized the issue of abortion and reproductive justice for so long, Without Apology is an engrossing and arresting account that will promote both reflection and discussion.