Newly pinned Rainwater detective, David Anderson is thrilled with his promotion, and it’s just as impressive to the ladies. Living a bachelor’s dream, the sun is shining in his little slice of heaven, and things can’t get much better. He should’ve known storm clouds would eventually roll in. They blew into town with the arrival of a blast from his past. The one-night-stand he never forgot. She’s in trouble and hiding a secret. Amelia Townhouse can’t think of anywhere else to go for help except the recently promoted detective in Rainwater, Texas. She and her daughter, and the information she possesses that got her boss murdered in Dallas, will only be safe with him. She risks the chance he will turn his back on her as he had years earlier. Years of resentment had her convinced that their night together meant nothing to the local playboy. Can they learn to forgive? Will David accept his new position as a daddy? Can Amelia trust him ever? Will love win this battle? Find out in I AM THE STORM!
Morrell Avram, born in Bucharest, could have easily become one of the 200,000 Romanian Jews killed by the German Nazis or their Romanian allies. I AM THE STORM is the riveting true story of how he survived—and later triumphed as a pioneering doctor—through a combination of grit and persistence. At age 11, Avram was separated from his mother and baby sister because the US Embassy would only allow them to immigrate on the condition that they leave Morrell and his father behind. What the family hoped would be a brief separation became six terrifying years. Amid the horrors of the war, Morrell had to fend mostly for himself, shuttling from relative to relative, hiding place to hiding place. Among his close calls: He longed to buy a ticket on the Struma, a ship taking Jewish refugees from Romania to Palestine, that was torpedoed and sank along with many of his friends. He walked into his bar mitzvah ceremony with dozens of Nazi soldiers stationed outside the synagogue. He was strafed and nearly killed by an American warplane. Upon finally escaping Romania and reuniting with his mother and sister, Avram faced a host of new challenges in New York. After getting through high school with minimal English, he was thrilled to get into college but found it impossible to juggle classes while working to help support his family. By age 21, it looked as if his dream of becoming a doctor was doomed. But relief came from an unlikely source—a draft notice from the US Army, which transformed him from an anxious “subway rat” into a focused soldier, driven by the words of his drill sergeant: “You are the storm! You are invincible!” Avram’s unlikely journey continued as a med student in Brussels and Geneva, as a young doctor in Brooklyn, and as one of the leaders of the new field of nephrology. He became a pathbreaking specialist in dialysis and kidney transplants, saving tens of thousands of patients personally and millions more through treatments he helped devise.
From USA Today bestselling author, Karpov Kinrade, comes the next adventure of Eve Oliver and the brothers of The Night Firm. When I got offered a job at The Night Firm, I had no idea how much my life was about to change. I didn't know vampires exist. That dragons rule a world full of beings most think are fairytales. And I didn't know how much I would come to care for the Night brothers. But now it's all about to fall apart. Liam's been arrested and accused of a crime he didn't commit. I'm lying to the men I'm falling in love with. Secrets from the past are threatening to destroy us. And in the middle of everything comes a truth too painful to face. And a lie too deadly to ignore. All I know is this: I'm going to lose a man I love by the end. I just don't know which one. The Night Firm series: I Am the Wild (book 1) I Am the Storm (book 2) I Am the Night (book 3)
A tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane are met, in turn, with resilience and awe in this depiction of nature's power and our own. In the face of our shifting climate, young children everywhere are finding themselves subject to unfamiliar and often frightening extreme weather. Beloved author Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Stemple address four distinct weather emergencies (a tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane) with warm family stories of finding the joy in preparedness and resilience. Their honest reassurance leaves readers with the message: nature is powerful, but you are powerful, too. Illustrated in rich environmental tones and featuring additional information about storms in the back, this book educates, comforts, and empowers young readers in stormy or sunny weather, and all the weather in between.
What If I Was the Storm? is about a twelve- to thirteen-year-old-girl who was in a very mentally abusive relationship but didn't realize it until it was too late. She struggled with it for a year and had no idea how to cope. After the abuser decides she's not good enough anymore, he leaves, and everything she does reminds her of how much of a terrible person she is. But is she a terrible person? Or was she tricked into believing that? She slowly found out writing poetry was an escape to everything happening in her life at that moment. How mentally abused do you have to be to write a book about it?
Hurricane Katrina inflicted damage on a scale unprecedented in American history, nearly destroying a major city and killing thousands of its citizens. With far too little help from indifferent, incompetent government agencies, the poor bore the brunt of the disaster. The residents of traditionally impoverished and minority communities suffered incalculable losses and endured unimaginable conditions. And the few facilities that did exist to help victims quickly became miserable, dangerous places. Now, the victims of Hurricane Katrina find themselves spread across the United States, far from the homes they left and faced with the prospect of starting anew. Families are struggling to secure jobs, homes, schools, and a sense of place in unfamiliar surroundings. Meanwhile, the rebuilding of their former home remains frustrating out of their hands. This bracing read brings readers to the heart of the disaster and its aftermath as those who survived it speak with candor and eloquence of their lives then and now.
This powerful and deeply inspirational handbook is for anyone coping with serious illness or injury-be it theirs or that of a loved one-who wants and needs to help themselves through the healing process. Offering her own experience with breast cancer, as well as stories from other authors who have suffered from illnesses or severe injuries-from Stephen King to Lance Armstrong-Abercrombie encourages readers to write what is in their hearts and to benefit from the power of shared experience. Using writing as therapy, Writing Out the Storm is a book about healing the soul.
The award-winning poet Peter Schulenburg's newest book, I AM A PIE RAT contains the same whimsy and charm as his previous two books. I AM A PIE RAT is great reading for any family who likes to giggle and laugh out loud. The giggles and laughs that had Reader's Views saying, "Not only are they (the poems) so much fun to read and laugh at, but . . . the illustrations added to the fun and laughter." I AM A PIE RAT contains poems that will make you snicker and laugh about brothers and sisters, your mom and your dad and one stormy king who is rather bad. With poems about spaceships and keys in your car and sighting sea donkeys which is quite bizarre. Dave Quandt's and Jessica Berger's illustrations litter the book with more giggles and grins to put the finishing touches on the humorous people and situations you'll find in Peter Schulenburg's poems. So, join Peter Schulenburg as he prances down the road of silliness with his friends straight into the heart of Laughter.
For author Jacqueline Buckley, before September 2, 1998, life seemed normal. She had faced challenges, but things were basically good. But on that September day, when Swissair flight 111 crashed in Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia, her whole life changed. As a member of the Canadian Forces Dental Services stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she was tasked with assisting dental officers in the dental forensic portion of the recovery, trying to identify the 229 victims through their dental remains. In Eye of the Storm, Buckley tells how this dramatically affected her life and triggered the onset of her post traumatic stress disorder. Based on her personal accounts and recollections, this memoir shares the challenges of living with PTSD for more than twelve years. A raw account of her own healing, observations, and understanding, Eye of the Storm not only tells Buckley’s story and her journey of how she weathered the storm and found her way home, but also presents strategies and suggestions for healing for others who face the same challenges.
Dick Whittington is familiar from history, folklore and pantomime but never before has his story been told like this: by that faithful companion, his cat! Join the pair on a journey that takes them across medieval England to London, and from London to exotic climes and back again in this humorous take on a well-known tale - with a few additional twists and surprises along the way.