"Inspirational author, Aimee Martin, with her polished and down to earth style draws you in to a beautiful, emotional tale so true to life you get the sense you are hearing the story over coffee with the girl next door." Leah Lawrence, contributing writer for the Messianic Times Sometimes childhood dreams come true. They did for Brinley Lambert. Hard work and study saw her climbing to the heights as a young actress until a horrible accident took the life of someone she loved and her dream became a nightmare. Faith shouldn't be fragile, but Brinley's died in that accident and she buried it along with her best friend's coffin.
When she said goodbye to Annie Cross, she closed the door on God and any desire for a future filled with love and happiness. But a handsome stranger in a Stetson strolled into her life and showed her that things are not always as they seem...
Lisa Manning is just out of prison, and her main goal is to regain her daughter from her overbearing aunt and rebuild her life.
Having learned how to forgive while incarcerated, Lisa soon learns how to love again when she meets banker Ethan Vance.
Here are the eight skills this book will help you master: 1. Identify your thoughts and feelings: how to tap into your feelings, especially the negative ones 2. Evaluate your negative feelings, negative thoughts, and options: how to decide when to take action 3. Communicate better: how to be a more effective listener and speaker 4.
Empathize with others to understand their behavior: how to appreciate a situation from someone else's point of view 5. Do problem-solving: how to define the problem, generate alternatives, and evaluate the outcomes 6. Practice assertion: how to get others to do what you want 7. Practice acceptance: how to back off without feeling like a failure 8. Emphasize the positive: how to build better relationships using a proven ratio of positive to negative interactions Lifeskills shows how building better relationships is an essential part of preserving health--and offers eight clear steps anyone can use to make that happen. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Librarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ISBN 1481959824. Young Elsie Boncoeur is staging a one-girl rebellion against a world full of ignorance and prejudice, but her search for a world based on intelligence and justice leads her into a surreal alternate universe, where Einstein won World War II, the Greek gods were real and the citizenry are guided by the moral precepts of a lost Shakespeare comedy.
After the battle at Southstades, normal life has resumed in the north. Tiel is training as a healer, and Caedun resumes the life of a bard, writing songs, visiting taverns, and trying to persuade Merrell to marry him. But Herard still covets the northern lands, and while his father won't let him have an army, there are other ways to dethrone a king...
When Kenneth Earl advertises for someone to help him catalogue his vast collection of music, Maggie -- the final candidate -- is his last hope. What he doesn't know, however, is that this isn't the first time that Maggie has been to Earl House, and it's no coincidence that she applied for the job. As a child, Maggie and her mother lived near the river that runs past the house. Maggie's memories of that time are patchy, like pieces from a jigsaw puzzle that don't quite fit: she remembers Kenneth's son, William; a boat; a dog; she remembers children singing, and being alone, afraid. She remembers -- afterwards -- returning home, mute, refusing to speak. For her, going back to Earl House as an adult offers the chance to fill in the gaps and finally, perhaps, lay the ghosts of her childhood: for her, as for William, this is her chance to reclaim her past. Written in clear, ringing prose, "The Song House" is about language and music, memory and place, about who we are and the narratives we weave about the events of our lives. Beautiful and haunting, its cadences, themes and characters will resonate with the reader long after the final page is finished. 'An extraordinarily instinctive writer with a delicate feel for language' "Observer"