He remembers their foster mother as an attractive woman: She had, as she often said, a nice gure. Hem-lines were just above the knee, with no material to spare around the seat, which was the fashion. She would sit by the re on one of ...
Author: Ben Wicks
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: World War, 1939-1945
An intensely moving and personal record of the experiences of children who were evacuated in World War II.
My fingers itched for the chance to grab her by the throat and squeeze until her eyeballs popped out. ... Yes, she was definitely dressed to impress, and I looked like the neighborhood bag lady. But I didn't care.
Author: Lila Dare
St. Elizabeth, Georgia, offers charm, Southern hospitality—and the occasional murder. This time, when a new hair salon tries to steal business, it’s someone’s life that gets cut short… Violetta’s salon is up in arms. Business is dead. Snippets, a big box haircutting chain, has opened in St. Elizabeth, undercutting prices and luring away loyal customers. Violetta’s daughter, hairdresser Grace Terhune, is shocked to discover that it’s her old high school rival Lisa Butterworth who’s behind the big sweep—and Grace isn’t going to take this sitting down. Snippets’ cold-blooded prized employee is doing wonders with Violetta’s client list. According to Lisa, it’s just business—until a bitter confrontation leaves Grace more than frustrated, and Lisa less than alive. Now Grace is the prime suspect in her rival’s murder. And only her friends at Violetta’s can save her—before the charge proves permanent. BEAUTY TIPS AND TRICKS INCLUDED!
She pushed the buttons again and right away, a woman picked up. “Hello?” she said. "Hello?" Annie couldn't speak. "Hello? Hello? Is anyone there? Who is this?" "Yes," Annie finally said. "I'm here." "Can I help you?" the woman repeated ...
Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publisher: Random House
BONUS: This edition contains a No Time to Wave Goodbye discussion guide and an excerpt from Jacquelyn Mitchard's Second Nature. Twenty-two years have passed since Beth Cappadora’s three-year-old son, Ben, was abducted. By some miracle he returned nine years later, and the family began to pick up the pieces of their lives. Now, in this sequel to Mitchard’s beloved bestseller The Deep End of the Ocean, the Cappadora children are grown: Ben is married and has a baby girl, Kerry is studying to be an opera singer, and ne’er-do-well older son Vincent is a fledgling filmmaker. His new documentary—focusing on five families caught in the torturous web of never knowing the fate of their abducted children—shakes his parents to the core. As Vincent’s film earns greater and greater acclaim and Beth tries to stave off a torrent of long-submerged emotions, the Cappadoras’ world is rocked as Beth’s greatest fear becomes reality. The family is soon drawn precipitously into the past, revisiting the worst moment of their lives—this time with only hours to find the truth that can save a life. A spellbinding novel about family loyalty and love pushed to the limits of endurance, No Time to Wave Goodbye is Jacquelyn Mitchard at her best.
Lena swung her legs over the side of the bed but didn't get up. suddenly it was no longer early Monday morning but ... But then she thought of a patient several years ago, a woman whose name slipped her now, but whose case popped up as ...
Author: Doug Magee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A riveting family drama about the kidnapping of children en route to summer camp, Never Wave Goodbye is a fast-paced and thrilling debut. An innocent rite of passage turns into a nightmare for four couples, exposing their secrets and risking the lives of their children. After passing the bittersweet parental milestone of putting her daughter, Sarah on the bus to sleep-away camp for the first time, Lena Trainor plans to spend the next two weeks fixing all the problems in her marriage. But when a second bus arrives to pick up Sarah for camp, no one seems to know anything about the first bus or its driver. Sarah and three other children have been kidnapped, and within hours of the crime the parents receive an email demanding $1,000,000. When the specifics of the delivery terms throw suspicion on the parents of two of the abducted children, some of the parents begin to turn on each other, exposing fault lines in already strained marriages and forging new alliances. While the kidnapped children are living their parents' worst nightmare, the police are trying to sort the lies from the truth in conflicting stories and alibis that seem to be constantly changing. Deftly weaving the emotional story that pits the parents of the missing campers against the police—and each other—with the fate of the kidnapped children hanging in the balance, Never Wave Goodbye will keep readers holding their breath until the last page.
'I reckon there's at least six bedrooms, but only one lady lives there. Well, two ladies, actually,' she said. 'Old ladies like them Miss Robinsons?' asked Kevin. 'No, the house is owned by Mrs Waverley, a lady about my age,' said Mrs ...
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
'A heart-warming story packed with Second World War detail' - Daily Express 'Carrie's War for a new generation of children' - Belfast Telagraph September, 1939: At the breakout of the Second World War , ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on 'a little holiday'. She soon finds herself lodged deep in the countryside, with two boys from the East End of London, Kevin. But here, living in the strange, half-empty Red House with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, the children's lives will be changed for ever. Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson has created a beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known. 'So good, I couldn't put it down.' - Reader review, BookTrust 'The reigning queen of British children's fiction, Jacqueline Wilson, turns to the second World War with Wave Me Goodbye . . .The story handles the balance of big worries - the war - with the smaller details of what it means to be separated from one's family while life still goes on.' - The Irish Times
Francess Lantz. - - - - - - - - Luna Bay a ROXY GIRL series Wave Good - bye.
Author: Francess Lantz
Rae hasn't been her usual self lately, and no one at camp seems to know why. Her crabby attitude is starting to affect everyone, including her best friend, Luna. When Luna catches Rae precariously riding the piers, she decides to confront her friend head-on. Finally Rae admits the truth: her parents have decided to separate, and even worse -- her father's company is relocating him to Chicago. Now Rae feels torn between staying in southern California with her overbearing mother and moving with her father to an unfamiliar city. Though leaving would ease the tension between Rae and her mom, it would mean the end of Rae's surfing, too. Will Luna be able to convince Rae to stick around or will she lose her best friend forever?
She waved good-bye to the lady from church. “It appears we are done here. It was nice to see you.” She ushered the boys toward the checkout line while Luther tap-danced against her belly, kicking in excitement ...
Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"Sharon Sala is a consummate storyteller. Her skills shine in her Blessings, Georgia series. If you can stop reading then you're a better woman than me."— Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author No one is alone Dori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she's weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the span of an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors. As long as there is love to give Everyone says the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine has been proving the gossips wrong ever since his mother died and he took over raising his brothers. His heart goes out to the young mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings. Maybe he can be the one to change all that... Blessings, Georgia Series You and Only You (Book 1) I'll Stand By You (Book 2) Saving Jake (Book 3) A Piece of My Heart (Book 4) Praise for The Curl Up and Dye: "A DELIGHT... COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN." -Fresh Fiction "ONE OF THOSE RARE TREATS." -RT Book Reviews "SALA MAKES BLESSINGS, GEORGIA, A VASTLY ENTERTAINING PLACE TO VISIT." -BookPage "ENGAGING, HEARTWARMING, FUNNY, SASSY, AND JUST PLAIN GOOD." -Peeking Between the Pages
She could hardly wait for Ms. Pink to finish ringing up the lady's heart handbag, pink lizard earrings, a book called We Are All Pink Inside, and a jar of some kind of neon pink jam. After the lady waved good-bye, Katani nervously ...
Author: Annie Bryant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Katani's favorite magazine, T-Biz!, is running a contest for young entrepreneurs, and she can't wait to surprise her family and the BSG with a prize-winning entry. With the deadline just a week away, major school projects due, and a promise to knit twenty(!) scarves for a Think Pink! fund-raiser, Katani is running out of time. It doesn't make things easier that Maeve has signed up for Betsy Fitzgerald's tutoring service. Betsy is Katani's competition! Katani wants to win the contest on her own, but she needs help -- and who can she turn to if not the BSG?
I waved good-bye. “Nice to meet you.” “Damn, girl! Ride in style!” There were crowds swarming, lights in the shape of snow flakes fastened to lampposts, and the taste of peppermint and sugar melting between my teeth.
Author: Meagan Brothers
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In Meagan Brothers's Supergirl Mixtapes, a music-obsessed girl travels to New York City to find herself. After years of boredom in her rural South Carolina town, Maria is thrilled when her father finally allows her to visit her estranged artist mother in New York City. She's ready for adventure, and she soon finds herself immersed in a world of rock music and busy streets, where new people and ideas lie around every concrete corner. This is the freedom she's always longed for—and she pushes for as much as she can get, skipping school to roam the streets, visit fancy museums, and flirt with the cute clerk at a downtown record store. But just like her beloved New York City, Maria's life has a darker side. Behind her mother's carefree existence are shadowy secrets, and Maria must decide just where—and with whom—her loyalty lies.
“I sometimes have a lady come by for the weekend. ... I met a lady on an airplane, developed a very comfortable relationship with her, waved good-bye to her one Saturday morning, and haven't seen her since. My place up here has been my ...
Author: Dwight E. Foster
Publisher: Author House
The Woman Who Ran Away is a mystery of sorts. Jack Waldek, the protagonist, is a senior tax manager with an obscure public accounting firm in New Jersey. He meets Fran Zetzmann when she occupies the next seat to him on an O’Hare to LaGuardia flight. Fran presumably holds a regional sales management position with an advertising representative firm and impresses Jack as an independent traveling lady. They develop a relationship which blooms into a comfortable weekend lover arrangement at Jack’s country place in a Pocono Mountains gated community called Knight Estates. Fran is a runner. She runs every weekend morning a distance of 1.8 miles regardless of weather. She leaves one Saturday morning shortly after seven in the morning and does not return, Jack sets out to look for Fran, locates the rental car in the parking lot next to the running trail and her purse is in the back seat. There is no sign of Fran. A search of her purse produces an odd looking cell phone and a wallet without credit cards. He reports her absence the next day to the Knight Estates Public Safety Department and continues to search for Fran. Jack finds that the address on her business card is nothing more than a New York City mail drop, and that Fran’s company ceased to exist three years before. He continues to probe and suddenly becomes aware that Fran is not the first person to disappear from Knight Estates. Jack then learns that the woman he had known as Fran was an operative of a Middle East industrial intelligence firm called SHALIMAR. It appears that the woman called Fran was assigned to cultivate Jack to learn about his principal client, Gianni Companies. Jack Waldek, the charming tax manager, finds himself enmeshed in a web of threats, violence, imposters. loutish public safety officers, a corporate control fight, and professional assassins. Everything is linked to Fran, the woman who ran away. Dwight Foster’s previous books include the Shattered Covenants series, (Present & Past Imperfect, The Road to McKenzie Barber, The Consultant, The Chairman, The Partner, The House of Harwell, and Twilight & Endgame) and NEW YORK FOLKS. His writings have a strong business flavor nurtured during his lengthy executive search consulting career in addition to his current role as Chairman of Foster Partners Asia, a human capital consulting firm serving clients in China, Malaysia, and Viet Nam.