The quilter and Kansas City Star Quilts editor shares a collection of historic designs inspired by a treasure trove of antique American quilts. Finders Keepers Quilts is based on a collection of quilts discovered in an abandoned farmhouse in Davis County, Iowa. As new owner Susan Knapp searched through the house, she found stone crocks, pretty dishes, and other intriguing odds and ends. But best of all, she found a box of beautiful quilts made in the early 1900s. Famed quilter Edie McGinnis has worked with Susan to re-create these stunning designs, using reproduction fabric to reflect the time period in which they were made. She has also included an updated version of each quilt, with clear, concise instructions that will appeal to today’s modern quilters.
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels thrills us, once again, with the story of an unforgettable young woman who was stolen as a toddler from a poor but loving family, and who must journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can reclaim her true identity. Raised in a magnificent Charleston house, Jessie Roland wants for nothing. But as she grows into young adulthood, all she feels is loss and a desperate need to break free from the stifling possessiveness of her "parents." Somewhere, in the deepest part of herself, Jessie believes that the world she has always lived in is not the one she came from. . .or belongs in. Now, at nineteen, she has escaped to Washington, D.C., where no one knows her, and where she is swept into a whirlwind marriage to a Texas senator's son. But the past will not release Jessie, who is still haunted by a sense of lost happiness, of simple, tender gestures buried in her memory. Only in Luke Holt, a reclusive rancher, will she discover the strength to penetrate the darkness, and find her way back to a place she can call home.
In Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts, Kaffe offers the reader a range of 20 individual designs that feature both the new fabrics in Rowan's patchwork range and some firm favorites. Photographed against the glittering backdrop of the Mediterranean island of Malta, these quilts echo the bright sunshine colors in a glorious array of new designs from both Kaffe and his team, Liza Prior-Lucy and Pauline Smith. With each quilt comes illustrated step-by-step instructions with colored diagrams, a 'flat shot' photo, and the quilt template.
The heart-warming conclusion to the beloved Mo & Dale Mysteries by Newbery Honor author Sheila Turnage featuring the most shocking case yet! Pirate fever sweeps through the town after an opportunistic treasure hunter shows up looking to lay claim to Blackbeard's lost gold buried somewhere in Tupelo Landing. When the (probably) world-famous Desperado Detectives--Mo and Dale and Harm--are hired by Mayor Little's mother to find the pirate loot for her, and the high-stakes race for riches is on! But that's not the only treasure hunt in town. Mo LoBeau unearths shocking new clues that may lead to her long-lost Upstream Mother--in the riskiest, scariest, and possibly richest case of her life. Will Mo find her Upstream Mother? Can the Desperados sidestep Blackbeard's curse and outsmart a professional treasure hunter? Will Dale faint under the pressure of Valentine's Day? Could the stakes be any higher? Yes. With twin treasures hanging in the balance, Mo, Dale, and Harm realize one of them may have to leave Tupelo Landing. For good. Readers can come to this new Mo & Dale Mystery right after Three Times Lucky if they like. And don't miss the rest of the Mo & Dale Mysteries! Three Times Lucky The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing The Odds of Getting Even
It was every mother’s worst nightmare... Life was finally falling into place for artist and single Mom Shannon Buchanan. After months of providing for her toddler daughter Mandy by drawing tourist portraits at the side of the road, she was on her way to a new job in California. But a frantic power couple on the Central Coast of California were searching for their kidnapped daughter - the spitting image of Mandy - and an anonymous tip identifies Shannon as the kidnapper. Is Shannon a grief-crazed mother who stole a child to replace the one she lost? Or is she the victim of a larger plot? It’s up to maverick Sheriff’s Investigator Phil Tewkes to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, greed, and even murder, to determine who holds claim to the little girl. “Gripping…I loved it from the first page.” -Mary Higgins Clark “This hooked my interest from the start and never let me go.” -Edgar Award winner, Phyllis A. Whitney “An ever-twisting tale of child-snatching. The action moves quickly!” -Chicago Tribune “Fast-paced... Well-drawn and believable... Finders Keepers is a splendid find.” -Baltimore Sun “Suspense... Fleet pace... Frequent surprises.” —Booklist
Award-winning author Catherine Palmer presents the first novel in another HeartQuest series. Fiery Elizabeth Hayes is determined to preserve Chalmers House, the Victorian mansion next to her growing antiques business. But Zachary Chalmers, heir to the mansion, has very different plans. Together they learn that God has the best plans of all-if we will only surrender to him.
1996 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize — Shortlisted 1996 Violet Downey IODE Book Award — Shortlisted 1997 Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted It all started with an ancient arrowhead in an Alberta field. While walking through a field, Danny finds an 8,000-year-old arrowhead. After he shows his friend Joshua, who lives on the Peigan reserve at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, the two go on buffalo hunts, powwows, archaeological digs, and break in to the local museum. Grappling with dyslexia and unsure of his place in the world, Danny follows the arrowhead into a distant past and back again as he learns about himself and the people who came before him.
In this poignant tale, a psychologist makes a critical decision with her heart after learning the true identity of a teenage patient, threatening the happiness of everyone she loves. When psychologist Rachel Marston learns the true identity of her troubled teenage patient, Heather Brody, she knows there is only one ethical thing to do. Despite the fact that fifteen-year-old Heather is responding well to treatment, Rachel must inform the adoptive parents that she can no longer treat their daughter, and then help them find another therapist. Unfortunately, sometimes doing the right thing is more difficult than one imagines. Unable to face the prospect of abandoning the girl, Rachel decides to keep her discovery a secret. As the relationship with her young patient deepens, Rachel’s teenage lover, Larry Tobin, returns to her life, transformed from the sarcastic, bitter young man she once knew into a warm and gifted healer. Rachel’s original deception is compounded as she reaches out for a second chance. When a crisis threatens all she holds dear, Rachel must face the consequences of attempting to build a future on a lie from the past.
Greed. Treachery. Ruthless betrayal. How much does it cost to turn love to hate? Finders Keepers is the fourth book in the East End Noir Series by Natalie Hames and follows the British detective, DS Connolly. If you're looking for a violent, psychological read with characters you'll simply love to hate then Finders Keepers will make you gasp out loud. East End gangsters, Romanian underworld and Triads are set to clash. All that stands between them is a bag full of money and a woman with a heart as cold as ice. Download Finders Keepers now to immerse yourself in a story of fate, violence and greed which will keep you turning every page with nail-biting tension.
When a young and in love couple decide they want to share their own apartment. their plans for happily ever after are interrupted when they stumble upon a stash that was left behind by the previous tenants. The couple goes from rags to riches and then the drama unfolds when a posse of vicious Jamaicans return for their misplaced stash. can three beautiful women take on the ruthless Jamaicans and live to tell about it?
After Parker and his friends destroyed the evil genie, Xaru, they awoke an even greater threat: Vesiroth. An immortal sorcerer who was frozen for centuries is now free, and he's determined to finish what he had started-taking over the world. In order to accomplish his goal he must find the Elicuum Helm, an ancient object that will grant the user extraordinary powers. But the helm was broken into three pieces many years ago, and now Parker, along with his genie, Fon-Rham, his cousin Theo, Reese and Vesiroth's former prot¿g¿, will have to travel the globe to find the helm first before it's too late.
Independent trader Trilby Elliot is making some not-quite-legal modifications to her starfreighter, when an unexpected visitor falls out of space. Literally. He’s crashed onto the uninhabited planet of Avanar in a crippled ’Sko fighter–the last place you’d expect to find a Zafharin military officer because the ’Sko and the Zafharin have been at war as long as Trilby can remember. Rhis Vanur is your typically arrogant Zafharin. But to Trilby’s surprise, he doesn’t look down on her or her slapdash ship. Still, Trilby’s learned the hard way that even though she found Rhis, she can’t keep him. She’s just a low-budget jump jockey as far as men like him are concerned. She’s not falling for his offer to help…until Port Rumor reports her best friend missing and Trilby learns that the ’Sko are hunting both her and Rhis. Now they’re in it together for better, for worse–or till death blasts them to oblivion....
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin is very excited to find a camera. He knows that he should find the owner and return the camera, but his friends tell him “finders keepers!” and soon Franklin gets carried away taking pictures. With his father’s encouragement, Franklin decides to return the camera to its rightful owner—but finding out who the owner is takes some clever sleuthing! This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration by the author as well as music and sound effects.
Haven Kimmel, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, has long attracted legions of fans for her insightful, humane portraits of outsiders struggling to find their place in the world. In Iodine, her fourth novel, Kimmel once again draws on her exceptional powers of observation and empathy, but this time she makes an exhilarating foray into psychological gothic territory with the electrifying story of a young woman emerging from layers of delusion, fantasy, and lies. With her astounding intelligence, fierce independence, and otherworldly lavender eyes, college senior Trace Pennington makes an indelible impression even as questions about her past and her true identity hover over every page. From her earliest years, Trace turned away from her abusive mother toward her loving father. Within the twisty logic of abuse, her desperate love for him took on a romantic cast that persists to this day, though she's had no contact with her family since she ran away from home years ago. Alone but for her beloved dog, she's eked out an impoverished but functional existence, living in an abandoned house, putting herself through college, and astonishing her teachers with her genius and erudition. What they don't know is that she leads a double life: thanks to forged documents, at school she is Ianthe Covington, a young woman with no past. Trace's singular life is upended when she and her literature professor fall in love. She tells him nothing about her life, and as it becomes apparent that he has his own dark secrets, she's forced to face herself and her past. After recovering a horrific, long-suppressed memory, Trace finally copes with the fallout from her brutal, bizarre childhood. Kimmel parcels out Trace's strange, dark story in mesmerizing bits that obscure as much as they reveal, and keep the reader guessing until the end. With Kimmel's radiant imagination, lyrical prose, and vision of a bleak and fertile Midwest on full display, Iodine is a frightening and marvelous tale of life at the outer extremes of human experience. This unique portrait of the psychological effects of trauma is tantalizing, shocking, and ultimately hopeful.
Sally is miserable in bed with measles but she has been given The Quilt which takes her on magical journeys. Each time she strokes a patch on the quilt she becomes a time traveller attending a Victorian Christmas party, a funfair in the 1930s, going on an escapade with Bonnie Prince Charlie, joining in a medieval Mayday, going on a Georgian Mystery and becoming part of a fairy tale fantasy.
A Victorian Christmas Quilt will take you there ... to Christmas in England, where a spunky Texas gal faces an arranged marriage, with only her Lone Star quilt to remind her of her faraway home ... to the mountains of Colorado, where an heirloom Wedding Ring quilt paves the way for the mending of an old rift with a new love ... to a rustic cabin in Washington State, where a Log Cabin Patch quilt symbolizes the new hope awaiting a lonely young woman ... to snowy St. Paul, Minnesota, where a cherished Crosses and Losses quilt opens the door of healing and love for a grieving young couple.