I believe you are Thomas, and maybe your brother's deserted and you are taking his place, I don't know for sure. Best take your uniform and kit to the stores and return home, lad. The police will want a word with you.
Author: Roy E. Stolworthy
Publisher: Pen and Sword
A brutally honest portrayal of the realities of war, this novel relays the story of fifteen-year-old Thomas Elkin as he engages in the First World War. A tale of conflict, both global and personal, and of redemption, this novel has the potential to rank alongside the best of retrospective First World War literature. Accepting the blame for the accidental death of his recently conscripted brother, Elkin switches identity with his dead sibling and enters into the fray of the conflict. His burning ambition is to die a glorious death in his brothers name.Believing that in fully submitting to the reality of war he is atoning for his sins, he faces all the attendant horrors with a steel will and a poignant resignation.His personal conflict sees itself mirrored in the wider events and soon the two are inextricably linked raising issues of mortality, morality, guilt and faith. This novel enacts the kind of existential crises experienced on the battlefield with the constant threat of the imminent and fatal danger a companion.Written with deft skill and sensitivity for the subject matter at hand, this is a piece of stylish work that places the reader at the heart of the action. Featuring nuanced characters and vivid action scenes, it works to evoke a real sense of the times as the story unfolds.
They drove back to SunBird discussing the various types of pinball machines. Julie looked up as Nick bounded into the office, a beach towel around his neck. “What time is Uncle Mike getting here?” “Nick have you been swimming?
Author: Mona Ingram
Publisher: Mona Ingram
Single mother Julie is quite happy with her life… until Quentin Callahan comes back to town. She's never forgotten how Quentin rescued her on her graduation night. The huge crush she developed on him that night has never really gone away. When he shows up unexpectedly the old feelings surface once more, but Quentin’s reason for returning to Sicamous is likely to shatter the growing attraction between the two.
“What did they say?” “Go home. You are not wanted here.” Sandy was near tears. Annie and Tilly came rushing in to the drawing room. Daniel gave a summary of what Sandy had just told him. He was furious. The palace had always been safe, ...
Author: Emary DeWolfe
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
The MacNamara sisters are successfully living in Chicago. Annie is attending Northwestern University, and Sandy works as a senior editor at a major publishing company, a job she has dreamed of for a very long time. Their bond is stronger than ever. When Sandy wins a trip to Hawaii, the sisters have no idea the impact a chance meeting will have on the course of their lives. Daniel desperately wants a fun family vacation away from all of the pressure of running a kingdom and leading his country into the twenty-first century. He will learn how one moment can change everything. Coming Home is filled with family, new friendships, and self-discovery.
We drank a toast to ourselves, another to Robert Dyke, and a third to JoAnn and Nick. ... “To you, Gabe. For all the good years.” “Thank you,” said his uncle. “I can't imagine them without you, Alex. ... I'm surprised you came back.
Author: Jack McDevitt
Thousands of years ago, artifacts of the early space age were lost to rising oceans and widespread turmoil. Garnett Baylee devoted his life to finding them, only to give up hope. Then, in the wake of his death, one was found in his home, raising tantalizing questions. Had he succeeded after all? Why had he kept it a secret? And where is the rest of the Apollo cache? Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his pilot, Chase Kolpath, have gone to Earth to learn the truth. But the trail seems to have gone cold, so they head back home to be present when the Capella, the interstellar transport that vanished eleven years earlier in a time/space warp, is expected to reappear. With a window of only a few hours, rescuing it is of the utmost importance. Twenty-six hundred passengers—including Alex’s uncle, Gabriel Benedict, the man who raised him—are on board. Alex now finds his attention divided between finding the artifacts and anticipating the rescue of the Capella. But time won’t allow him to do both. As the deadline for the Capella’s reappearance draws near, Alex fears that the puzzle of the artifacts will be lost yet again. But Alex Benedict never forgets and never gives up—and another day will soon come around...
When Ziljan told us of your healing and that you would be returning to your family home, we were so very pleased! Welcome home, young lord!” Bartimaeus realized there was some hesitation by his mother's now elderly housekeeper, Retha, ...
Author: Lonnie-Sharon Williams
Publisher: WestBow Press
Coming Home is a book that fictionally completes the stories of two men in the Bible. The first gives insight into Jesus' parable of what we know as the Prodigal (or Lost) Son, explaining the thoughts of the son, his brother, and his father in Luke 15:11-32. Jesus begins this parable with the words, "A certain man had two sons." The main character is Jakobi, and I have added information into the lives of his entire family. This parable could have been about someone's family in the crowd of listeners in Jericho. Jesus wanted the listeners to finish the parable in their own way, so this story was left unfinished. I developed an ending regarding the two sons, the feelings of the parents, an explanation as to why the younger son left home and later returned, and the feelings of the elder son. The second story, "Bartimaeus," concerns the healing of a blind man in Mark 10:46-52. The Bible does not give this man's age, but allows us to understand that he once had sight. Many of the healed biblical figures were not always named, yet we read he is the son of Timaeus. When Jesus asked what he wanted from Him, he responded that he wanted to regain his sight. How did he become blind in the first place, and what happened after Jesus healed him? I pray you'll enjoy Coming Home, as I tried to finish their stories and future lives following their return home. "The author uses her creative imagination to fill in the missing information of several Bible stories, without violating the integrity of the stories. As a pastor, I recommend this book to all." -Reverend James A. and Maryann Roma Wintergreen Ledges Church of God, Akron, Ohio
Author: Marjorie A. HarrisonPublish On: 2014-08-18
In a little bit Kathi would open gifts, but with less formality than a typical baby shower; there would be no ooohing and ahhing while they passed around each item. Coming back out from the restroom, she was struck by a feeling of ...
Author: Marjorie A. Harrison
Publisher: Archway Publishing
"A tale of trial and uncertainty, but it also one of love, hope and most important, faith." - back cover
They are always there for us. They do not care if we bathe or have bad habits; they love us without conditions. When we come home from a hard day at school or work, they are there to greet us and to make us feel important.
Author: Gary Kurz
Publisher: Citadel Press
Mommy, will I ever see Buddy again? How do we explain to our little ones that their beloved pets have gone home to be with the Lord? Do our loyal animal companions understand how deeply they are missed? For children, the sudden loss of a precious pet can inspire difficult questions about life and death. How can we reassure mourning youngsters that our dearly departed pets have found everlasting peace? Gary Kurz, acclaimed author of Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates and Wagging Tails in Heaven, provides thoughtful guidance on soothing a child’s heartbreak after the passing of a beloved four-legged friend—affirming that through their unconditional love, every one of them has a unique place in heaven. Sensitive and insightful, When Is Buddy Coming Home? reveals the power of faith in the wake of grief, uplifting animal lovers of all ages with the comfort that separation from our loved ones—including those with paws, tails, and wings—is only temporary. Praise for Gary Kurz and Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates “Wonderful, inspiring and comforting.” —Mary Buddemeyer-Porter, author of Will I See Fido in Heaven? “A great comfort to me and all I am associated with.” —Terry Hickey, Founder, Halton/Peel Pet Loss Support Group
the door and back out into the entry. 'Goodnight, Mrs Doherty, I'm relieved you are back on the four streets, it's a better place for you being here.' Maura watched him retreat until he was swallowed by the darkness.
Author: Nadine Dorries
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Trouble is coming to the four streets – especially for its redoubtable women, who've struggled through a bitter winter to put food on the table. Maura and Tommy Doherty always looked out for any neighbour in trouble but they're far away in Ireland – will they come home in time?
'Oh, don't say you're stationed there. Poor wretch. Ghastly spot. Mosquitoes. Can't imagine why I thought you'd come out from Home. We've got sprogs at home, both at boarding-school. Spend hols with my mother.
Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
Publisher: Hachette UK
A PLACE LIKE HOME by Rosamunde Pilcher coming in hardcover in February 2021. Pre-order now. A heartwarming novel by the much-loved Rosamunde Pilcher. Born in Colombo, Judith Dunbar spends her teenage years at boarding school, while her beloved mother and younger sister live abroad with her father. When her new friend Loveday Carey-Lewis invites Judith home for the weekend to Nancherrow, the Carey-Lewises' beautiful estate on the Cornish coast, it is love at first sight. She falls in love too with the generous Carey-Lewises themselves. With their generosity and kindness, Judith grows from naive girl to confident young woman, basking in the warm affection of a surrogate family whose flame burns brightly. But it is a flame soon to be extinguished in the gathering storm of war. And Judith herself has far to travel before at last . . . coming home.
“Go on home. We'll call you if anything comes up,” Gus told her without looking up from his work. Grady was still leaning against the doorjamb. She walked over and said, “We can go.” “Do you want me to run down and get the car and come ...
Author: Mariah Stewart
Publisher: Hachette UK
Welcome to Chesapeake Bay The first book in a wonderfully warm and romantic series by Mariah Stewart. . . In the wake of his wife's murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI - and everything else - to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love and forget the world. But after years in seclusion, his sister's wedding draws him to St Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay. Though he swears he isn't interested in finding love again, Grady can't ignore the mutual sparks that fly when he meets Vanessa Keaton. Although her past was marked by bad choices, Vanessa has found that coming to St Dennis is the best decision she's ever made. Bling, her trendy boutique, is a success with tourists as well as with the townspeople. She's made friends, has a home she loves and has established a life for herself far from the nightmare she's left behind. The last thing she's looking for is romance, but she's finding that the hot new man in town is hard to resist. And when her past catches up with her, Grady finds that he's unwilling to let her become a victim again. As together they fight her demons, Grady and Vanessa discover that life still holds some surprises and that love doesn't always have to hurt. Readers LOVE Mariah Stewart 'Romantic and funny and sassy' 'I found myself laughing and smiling a lot while reading this book . . . an amazing read, full of action!' 'A heartwarming romance with a pinch of intrigue and mystery' 'A sweet, fun first book in a series' 'Such a fun summer read' 'This was no run of the mill romance novel . . . a mystery, romance and thriller all in one' 'Stewart's writing style is remarkable . . . sweet, funny, romantic!'