Christmas is an exciting and joyous time of year, a time of family, friends, and traditions. You will delight in reading the 101 merry and heartwarming stories about holiday traditions, family, and goodwill. Remember, all our stories are “Santa safe” so they can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Forgiveness frees us to get on with our lives! We can all benefit from letting go of our anger, and the 101 personal, touching stories in this collection will help you see the power of forgiveness and how it can change your own life.
Whether it’s forgiving a major wrong or a minor blunder, forgiving someone is healing and frees you to move on with your life. You don’t have to forget or condone what happened, but letting go of your anger improves your wellbeing and repairs relationships. You will be inspired to change your life through the power of forgiveness as you read the 101 stories in this book about forgiving others, changing your attitude, healing and compassion.
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Shannon hustled to her car and dug into her black purse, searching for her car keys, “Where the heck did they go?” He quickly put his hand over her mouth as she screamed and thrashed, slid the van door open, and dragged her inside… She tried to scream through the duct tape pasted over her mouth. Smith could see the horror in Shannon’s eyes. It was only the beginning for her…
“Though much of the book is light-hearted and occasionally outright hilarious, the author sneaks in a few home truths along the way that will hit you where it counts, like how even someone’s best intentions can box you in.” –Everybody Needs a Little Romance
A talented crafter in the field of industrial arts, Aelissm is used to handling things herself, but she may be in over her head with a friend who can’t understand that she wants to be alone in the wake of all that’s happened. Things get even more complicated when, instead of advice, her uncle decides to send his detective one Pat O’Neil—to Montana to keep an eye on her.
Guests have come to expect the best when staying at the Paradise Hotel. Normally a safe haven and a popular place for relaxation and recreation, things have changed dramatically. Lately, its sense of security is shattered. A murderer is lurking inside the hotel. As the murders continue, it’s up to Detective Young to decipher the conflicting information, uncover the secrets, and see through the lies of everyone at the hotel.
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This is a collection of the first three titles in The Girl in the Box Series, which are about a teenage girl who develops powers far beyond those of a normal human, and her battles against those who would use her against her will. (Approx. 185,000 words total.)
If you want to learn about one of history’s most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and literally bring light to the world then you want to read this book.
Imagination amplifies and colors every other element of genius, and unlocks our potential for understanding and ability.
New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr takes readers back to her beloved Virgin River country in this heartwarming tribute to Rhonda Clemons, founder of Zoë Institute and a winner of a Harlequin More Than Words award.
By discovering a seed of compassion and nurturing it to effect real change, the dedicated women selected as Harlequin More Than Words award recipients make our world a better place. To celebrate their accomplishments, bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing short stories inspired by their lives and work.
Nowhere to hide…
What should have been a relaxing vacation in Paris turns into another unwinnable situation for expert criminology consultant Leopold Blake. Caught in the cross hairs of a ruthless assassin and on the run from the police for a murder he didn’t commit, Blake and his team must fight to clear his name before it’s too late.
Bullied at school, she has just one friend, Cole Benson. Cole stands by her, refusing to believe that she is not perfect the way she is. Over the years, they have developed their own version of a normal friendship. However, will it still work as they start to grow even closer?
When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?
*Silence deals with sensitive issues*
Matt Seattle Never Saw The Trouble Coming.Never Expected It From So Many Different Directions. Matt Seattle, a Sarasota stockbroker, befriends an older stock enthusiast, Joe Jesso. During one of their weekly Wednesday morning sessions, Joe announces he’s gotten married. A week later, Joe dies.
The last five years of Layla’s life were spent appeasing her lessthan-loving grandmother, followed by being her grandfather’s caretaker. Growing old before her time, Layla lost her identity. Now she must learn how to allow herself to be the one cared for and loved.
When God Whispers Loudly
© Copyright 2011 Chris Hibbard
[SHORT STORY] When God whispers, the wise listen. In this short story, a busy husband and father fails to heed the quiet voice of the Lord. I doing so, he experiences the loving admonition of God whispering loudly. 2750 words, available without charge. Also available in Spanish–search: Cuando Dios Susurra en Voz Alta.
At a genetics lab where a revolutionary strain of wonder food crops is being developed, FBI Special Agent Jack Dawson’s best friend and fellow agent, Sheldon Crane, is brutally murdered. The killer was looking for very special seeds that Jack’s friend had taken from the lab, and tore his body apart trying to find them…
Unfortunately there are those who have no interest in his legal status; they only want him dead or on the run once more.
But for Brad, running is no longer an option. It’s a table stakes game in which the risks are high. But he puts everything he has, including his life, on the table, then settles in, determined to win every hand.
Horror, science fiction, dark fantasy. From the author of The Temple of the Blind. 84,000 words.
Heitmann has won several awards for his many works. He contributed a piece “Not Just a Drink of Water” to a book entitled “Shade in the Sunshine State, Reflections on Segregation in Florida” by Elizabeth Huntoon Coursen.
He has long worked at bringing together in this volume some of his unique and well crafted “Pocket Full of Tales” that will bring fond memories and new observations to readers of all ages and in many genres. He is a remarkably keen observer of life, and writes well of it. Like all good writers, he believes that each of us has a tale to tell and here are but a few of his carefully selected tales for your enjoyment. See an excerpt: Isle of Enchantment
Sixteen-year-old Arianna’s mock exams are looming and she’s feeling under pressure. With her father living abroad and her mother working three jobs, she doesn’t have much support at home.
The bank is threatening to repossess Evan’s house, and he has no idea how he’s going to get through Christmas with two children who are used to getting everything they want.
Patricia’s cliché of a husband, after 23 years of marriage, has announced he’s moving out of the family home, and moving in with his secretary.
Daniel is doing the work of three people in his sales job, as well as looking after his kids and his wife. Pulled in too many different directions, he’s feeling stressed out.
Can Star, the library’s Good Samaritan, help set them on the path to happiness this Christmas?
Natasha Solomons’s breathtaking new novel has it all: a love triangle, family obligations, and rediscovering joy in the face of grief, all set against the alluring backdrop of an English country estate perfect for fans of Downton Abbey
The look on Rose’s face had screamed that she was hiding something. Hell, she’d practically run away from me. There was something to that. I knew there was…
I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.
And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.
Silverman argues that religion is more than just wrong: it is malevolent and does not deserve our respect. It is our duty to be outspoken and do what we can to bring religion down. Examining the mentality, methods and issues facing the firebrand atheist, Silverman presents an overwhelming argument for firebrand atheism and reveals:
Dean of Columbia University’s medical school explains why our bodies are out of sync with today’s environment and how we can correct this to save our health.
Over the past 200 years, human life-expectancy has approximately doubled. Yet we face soaring worldwide rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, mental illness, heart disease, and stroke. In his fascinating new book, Dr. Lee Goldman presents a radical explanation: The key protective traits that once ensured our species’ survival are now the leading global causes of illness and death. Our capacity to store food, for example, lures us into overeating, and a clotting system designed to protect us from bleeding to death now directly contributes to heart attacks and strokes. A deeply compelling narrative that puts a new spin on evolutionary biology, TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING also provides a roadmap for getting back in sync with the modern world.
Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public.
Don’t help me unless I ask. Otherwise you’re just getting in my way or bothering me.
Don’t be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I’m just like you only smarter.
Parker Grant doesn’t need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That’s why she created the Rules: Don’t treat her any differently just because she’s blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.
A year and a half ago, Amanda Tart’s brother got behind the wheel drunk, killed his best friend, and paralyzed his girlfriend. Today, he’s coming home from prison.
Amanda’s been the one living with the fallout, made worse by her brother’s recent unapologetic TV interview. People think he’s a monster. Still, she loves him. It’s her dark secret, until she starts getting close to Henry again—whose sister is paralyzed from the accident.
But between a zillion tour stops and pranks gone wrong, Zander and his fellow band members, Heath Holland and Kyle Beyer, become more like brothers to Mac. When the boys’ differences start to drive them apart, can Perfect Storm’s biggest fan remind them why they’reperfect together? It’ll be up to Mac–and her comic-book alter ego, Mac Attack–to keep the band together and on the road to stardom
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book
Like Shaun Tan’s The Arrival and Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman, this gorgeous and imaginative 100-page graphic picture book is utterly transporting and original.
A little girl—lost and alone—follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and, like Alice down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But… home and family are very far away. How will she get back there?
It was the age of Jim Crow, riddled with racial violence and unrest. But in the world of Our Gang, black and white children happily played and made mischief together. They even had their own black and white version of the KKK, the Cluck Cluck Klams and the public loved it.
The story of race and Our Gang, or The Little Rascals, is rife with the contradictions and aspirations of the sharply conflicted, changing American society that was its theater
As the murky waters of the Mississippi River at Port Gibson ominously part at the end of a taut tow line, a personalized license plate with the letters “Wil K MC” comes into view on the rear of a sunken car. Instantly, Connor realizes authorities have discovered the remains of his girlfriend, Willow Kingston McKenzie.
Before the car can be recovered and examined, he drives away from the scene, his thoughts drifting back to his adolescent years when he and Willow were inseparable. Their romance had ended when she left Vicksburg and the lucrative McKenzie Towing business, even though she was destined to inherit a large fortune from her father.
With time she had outgrown Connor and made a new life for herself in New York City, even though they shared secrets hidden in a cave in the National Military Park, near one of the spiral observation towers. Willow became a millionaire and world traveler in her own right, but she was haunted by the secrets of the spiral tower. Although rich and successful, she felt unfilled as a person and returned to her childhood home to right the wrongs she and Connor had committed over three decades earlier.
On January 22,1959, Old Main Dormitory at Mississippi State University was home to 1,100 college students. But early on Friday morning, January 23rd, the students were homeless. Old Main was ablaze and the ruins of the largest student housing facility in the United States would later produce the charred body of one of its own.
The divergent elements of a Southern Gothic nightmare converge and occupy the same stage in A Ghostly Shade of Pale. History files on a bygone era are ripped open and rewritten in games of murder, betrayal, the macabre, and the supernatural.
Michael Parker comes of age as the tranquility of the old South is shattered in the 1960s by civil unrest, the Vietnam War, and a wave of drug abuse that brings the war on drugs to his front door. Fresh out of Ole Miss, he joins the newly formed Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics as President Nixon declares war on drugs in 1970, and enters a world he is not prepared for. He becomes an unlikely player in a game of international intrigue and a clandestine struggle for the soul of America
Little girls watch their mothers all of the time, and every mother has an intriguing boutique behind her closet door. At bedtime or anytime, little girls of all ages will delight in the forty-page book entitled My Mama’s Closet by Alice Rhea Mitchell. When the little girl in the narrative poem explores her mother’s closet, she spies the corner where her mother has placed items for the little girl to wear.
My Uncle Pat lived a rather unique and mostly bizarre life. If you found yourself in his company, you were soon attracted by his charismatic personality. He was an interesting man because of his rather different approach to all that life presented him. He was an attractive, likable misfit.
This man could make you laugh and become angry, all at the same time. He was a dreamer and a schemer. When the good Lord made him, He threw the mold away. I’ve never known another like him.
Perhaps his family and his heritage contributed to his uniqueness.
These 26 stories span the history of Mississippi, from the Civil War era through modern times. Each is set in Mississippi, bringing the unique flavor of local landmarks, dialects, and viewpoints in a blend of delightful voice. Most of the authors and poets are award winning, all with Mississippi roots and stories of our heritange.
Curtis Wilkie: “No state in teh Union produces more good stories, per capita, than Mississippi, so it’s a treat to see this new collection of prose and verse from homegrown writers.”
Kathleen Koch: “Reading this book was like sitting down with an old firend. The pages are brimming with places I recognize, people I know and circumstances – both heartbreaking and hilarious – that are oh so familiar: Thank you for taking me back home again!”
Amid the misconception from television, the movies and the media for many decades, finally comes a story of, and from Mississippi that tells it like it is, and was. The remarkable tale begins in the turbulent sixties when a young black man has the courage to open his law office in the small fictional Mississippi town of Stuttgart. Michael Denton Washington, III meets every challenge that era presents and progresses in spite of tragedy, misunderstanding, ignorance, and prejudice. In this story, patience and love prevail, and the young lawyer and the state rise above the chaos of the times. Religion and individual spirituality serve as the background for how Washington is able to cope with the hand life deals him. Illustrated with rare folk art by Marcia MacLean. THE NOVEL IS NOW IN ITS THIRD PRINTING.
This novel is about a former professional football player named Patie Corbin, who falls in love and uncovers the secret dealings of Chinese spies.
Southern Fried Child In Home Seeker’s Paradise is about the experiences of a sometimes lonely, but ever independent only child growing up in Mississippi in the 40s and 50s. On one level, Southern Fried Child is a charming account of the unusual experiences of an unusual child. On another level, Moomaw’s stories reflect profound and valuable insight into the stratified social, political and denominational milieu of a small southern town after World War II and before Brown v. Board of Education.
Growing up in 1850s Alabama, Cooper Waterman longed to become a man of letters – a lofty dream for a handicapped lad who was poor and fatherless, and left school at 13 to become a shoeshine boy. But with his imagination, a notebook and a stub of a pencil, he rose to become a newspaper reporter, eventually going off to serve as a Civil War correspondent. Covering an epic American struggle, Cooper survives the siege of Vicksburg and rides through bloody cavalry battles with the formidable General Nathan Bedford Forrest, taking time along the way to write letters to home for hundreds of wounded or illiterate soldiers. Compelling, ringing with authenticity and told through the eyes of a southern journalist, The Letter Writer is a Civil War story remarkably different than any you may have ever read.