Praise for The Beary Mysteries: Well-crafted stories which will delight mystery fans. Kirkus Discoveries Elwoods believable situations, natural dialogue and wit make her stories a pleasure to read. Annie Boulanger, Burnaby Now I found great enjoyment reading the stories Original and evocative. Barbara Kay, National Post columnist The Beary family returns in The Beacon and Other Mystery Stories, the third book featuring feisty city councillor, Bertram Beary, his opera-singing daughter, Philippa, and his detective inspector son, Richard. In the title story, a former opera singer who was renowned for her performance as La Gioconda becomes the prime suspect when her husbands body washes ashore near their waterfront home the same day that his mistress dies in a fiery inferno on the other side of the channel. As the book progresses, the senior members of the Beary family solve The Mystery of the Boston Teapots while walking The Freedom Trail during a visit to Massachusetts. Back at home, Philippa discovers that no one can solve a problem like Maria when she takes on the leading role in a local production of The Sound of Music. While every story presents a puzzle of its own, Philippas own story is interwoven throughout the book as she overcomes personal disappointments and forms new friendships. Ultimately, when she and her sister, Juliette, undertake a prestigious engagement at a high-society Christmas party, even the blanket of snow covering the Lower Mainland cannot quell her spirits as she realizes that someone who seemed an enemy in the past may well turn out to be a very special somebody in her future.
Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-08-17
Colin. May. Frank. Berenice. The Prime children grew up in a bleak country farm house called The Beacon. Colin and Berenice married locally. May went to university in London, but came home within a year and never left again. Only Frank, quiet, watchful Frank, got away. He left for Fleet Street and a career in journalism but its the publication of a book about his childhood that brings the fame and money he craves - and tears his family apart.
Author: Sam Kates
Publisher: Sam Kates
Release Date: 2015-01-09
A post-viral planet. Annihilation approaches. Tom Evans and Ceri Lewis occupy a silent new world. Little more than a million people survived the Cleansing. They are spread out, weak, compelled by a force beyond their comprehension to remain where they are. Humankind teeters on the brink, its fate in the hands of the few who can resist the power that seeks to control them. But resistance may be futile. In the midst of deathly calm, a new threat arises, one that will finish the job started by the Cleansing. Tom and Ceri face a stark choice: gamble their lives to try to stop activation of the Beacon, or lie low and wait for the human race to be exterminated. Either way, the end seems certain…
Secrets in the Beacon Light is not a religious book. Not about religion. It comes under the heading of a Self Help book with a Spiritual and motivational context. Its contents are clues the author has experienced during her life, as her eyes were opened. She can see what many, apparently, fail to see! These things are not hidden, they are as clear as the day light, for anyone to see! We all LOOK at these same observations, every day! However, few of us SEE them! Secrets in the Beacon Light is written with the intent to help the WORLD find what many people search for but few find! Hopefully, someone will read and learn from authors experiences and not have to go on and on making the same mistakes, until finally, when they are near the end of their lives, NOTICE what has been going on to cause their pain/issues in their lives. Readers are encouraged. There is hope; suggests we must change some things we are DOING! Otherwise how can we expect to change our lives! Secrets in the Beacon Light is truths. It tells readers honest, loving, caring observations. Perhaps, other wouldn’t want to say such things because it appears so obvious and perhaps, we already KNOW these things. If we KNOW, why do we appear STUCK in the same ol’ thing? Knowledge is worthless is we fail to use it. Secrests in the Beacon Light name was chosen because the beacon light offers HOPE and encouragement to those LOST at sea. It alerts those on the boat that land is near! We may need to follow that beacon light and not be lost ANYMORE! Perhaps, you too, have noticed how fast time appears to be going by? Hopefully, we still gave time to get thing s right with our God! Clue # 3 Choices/Decisions we make for the benefit of other can change our lives! It’s not difficult to prefer someone’s success other than our own. When we practice making this type of choice making it brings REWARDS, when we least expect them. We can even accomplish putting others before ourselves with a smile, a silent prayer, or even by remembering someone’s name. We don’t need to always think we need money to show someone we care. How about TELLING them? They may not KNOW you care. They may not KNOW you think about them if you don’t TELL them. It may be a mistake to think they KNOW! Clue # 48 If we are struggling in life, we may be going in the wrong direction. RELAX, take it easy! There’s proof! Notice the rivers, streams, they FLOW! It’s always difficult when we make a BIG deal out of issues that come up in our lives. That type of behavior, IS A CHOICE, and will make issues harder, more difficult to handle. Take it slow! Most issues don’t require your immediate response. We may have been surprised when that difficulty happened and would be thinking more clearly, later. WAITING before we make decisions allows our, “YES”, to be yes and our, “NO” to be no, and not have to change our minds, later. In turn, we can be more trustworthy! People will know that when we say something, you aren’t just TALKING, you mean it.
Author: J. M. Coutts
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2005
A wonderful, nearly true tale of Emergency Medical Services in the private ambulance sector, beginning in 1975. Filled with real emergencies, antics of comic relief and the story of a young girl who survived it all. A sassy but sweet twist that gives a new perspective of the EMS profession.
This carefully crafted ebook: "Ashes of the Beacon: An Historical Monograph Written in 4930 (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "Ashes of the Beacon" purports to be "An Historical Monograph Written in 4930" and gives a few indications concerning the lamentable failure of "self-government" in America. It is less amusing and more analytical; and while practically everyone will find much in it to disagree with, there is also plenty to think about. Though generally conservative and frequently pigheaded, Bierce is neither a fool nor a hypocrite, and he makes his points with thoroughgoing clarity. His work as a whole is a lifelong battle against woolly thinking, murky logic and bad writing. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. He spoke out against oppression and supported civil and religious freedoms. He also wrote numerous Civil War stories from first-hand experience. Many of his works are ranked among other esteemed American authors’ like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Crane, and Mark Twain.
Author: Mark Heiss
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2012
On September 7, 1693, in exchange for 10 pounds and a barrel of cider, a former Indian slave named Toby was given a tract of land that became much of present-day Beacon Falls. Included was the scenic valley north of town, where in 1876 the Naugatuck Railroad established High Rock Grove resort. Boating was popular at the dam, whose water powered the local woolen mill. As the popularity of men's shawls declined, the need for rubber footwear grew. So in 1898, the woolen mill transformed into a rubber shoe factory that made Beacon Falls and its Top Notch brand household names. Success motivated the Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company to hire the famed Olmsted Brothers in 1915 to create a planned neighborhood on the hill behind the factory. Beacon Falls also chronicles the story of the people--the farmers, the factory workers, the shopkeepers, the teachers, and most of all the families who built this community and have called Beacon Falls home.