Home for Winter


Author: Rebecca Boxall
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781503940055
Category: Sisters
Page: 240
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Serena Meadows and her twin sister, Luna, are identical in appearance -- but the similarity ends there. Luna always had a mean streak and, as a teenager, her selfishness culminated in an almighty betrayal from which Serena thought she'd never recover. These twins, torn apart by bad blood, discover that you can't choose your relatives -- and sometimes you can't escape them either.

The Winter Baby

Can she find a home for Christmas? The most heart-warming festive saga of 2017
Author: Sheila Newberry
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785763083
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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All alone at Christmas - will she find somewhere to call home . . ? A warm-hearted and nostalgic festive family saga from the bestselling author of THE GINGERBREAD GIRL. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Sheila Jeffries. As Christmas approaches, seventeen-year-old runaway Kathleen stumbles through the snow, alone and about to give birth. But when she's carried to safety by a mysterious figure, her life is set on a new path . . . Welcomed by the Mason family at Home Farm, Kathleen believes she may have finally found a safe place to raise her newborn child. But her past cannot be forgotten and no matter how hard her new family tries, she has secrets she refuses to share. Will Home Farm be the safe haven Kathleen has been searching for? And will a chance at love allow her to finally break free of her past? The Winter Baby is the perfect heart-warming read to curl up with during the cold winter nights. Praise for Sheila Newberry 'Gloriously nostalgic . . . a perfect example of her talent' MAUREEN LEE 'Reading a Sheila Newberry book is like having dinner with your mother in her warm and cosy kitchen' DIANE ALLEN

The Winter Collection

Driving Home for Christmas, The Heart of Winter, The Wedding Weekend
Author: Emma Hannigan
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1472254171
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Indulge in a festive treat this Christmas with this heartwarming collection of Emma Hannigan's bestselling novels featuring the beloved Craig family. Includes bonus short story The Wedding Weekend. Meet the Craig family in DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS . . . Christmas at Huntersbrook House has always been a family tradition, and this year the three grown-up Craig children are looking forward to the holidays more than ever. Pippa to escape her partying lifestyle and mounting debts in Dublin; Joey the demands of his gorgeous girlfriend who seems intent on coming between him and his family; and Lainey to forget about her controlling ex and his recent engagement to another woman. But this Christmas could be the Craig family's last at Huntersbrook. As the holiday season gets underway, the family need to come up with a way to save their home, and face the problems they've all been running away from. Return to glorious Huntersbrook in THE HEART OF WINTER . . . Huntersbrook House has been transformed into a magnificent countryside venue. And its first booking couldn't be more perfect - the Christmas wedding of a well-known film actress. Yet, behind the scenes, the Craig children are feeling the chill. Pippa is skating on thin ice with her reckless personal life; Joey, preoccupied with the business, is blind to his fiancé's struggles. And Lainey's future is dealt a cruel blow. As the wedding approaches, everyone hopes the house will weave its magic. But can the Craigs put their differences aside and pull together as a family once more? Can new love triumph over the past? Find out in this irresistible short story THE WEDDING WEEKEND . . . Tess can't quite believe her luck - she's marrying Marco, the man of her dreams, in an exquisite traditional Italian wedding, surrounded by her adoring family. But when she runs into an ex, Tess is instantly taken back to glorious Huntersbrook House and the warmth and joy of the Craig family. Memories she thought she had long-buried suddenly resurface at the worst possible moment. Tess is thrown into turmoil. Which man will win out? For love, laughter, tears and joy, read Emma Hannigan...

Last Snow of Winter


Author: John Howlett
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1291285903
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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“Your wife’s been captured – and, I’m afraid, tortured.” The senior officer across the desk looked up: “She was heard to scream. We don’t know for how long.” The officer stood up: “I’m very sorry,” he said and shook Harry’s hand... Harry Cardwell’s wife Annie is in the hands of the OVRA, Italian secret police; his youngest son waits alone and vulnerable in Basel, his oldest son is trying to track down Harold Macmillan somewhere in North Africa: one family, like so many in war, scattered across the world and variously in peril... Between them they live the invasion of Sicily and Italy: with the 8th and 5th Armies and the foot-soldiers’ slog; with the PoWs and the partisan war; with the desperate heroism everywhere, military and civilian; with the tragic consequences of mistake or betrayal. And all of them all the time inside that endless roulette-wheel of injury, death or survival, most especially at the very end when victory and peace seem within grasp. Book 5 of 6 in the Harry and Annie series.

House of Commons - Transport Committee: Ready and waiting? Transport Preparations for Winter Weather - HC 681

Transport Preparations for Winter Weather, Tenth Report of Session 2013-14, Report, Together with Formal Minutes Relating to the Report
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215065995
Category: Transportation and state
Page: 30
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The last few years have seen a number of periods when severe weather has led to widespread travel disruption, exposing a lack of preparedness across all modes of transport in terms of infrastructure, resources, and looking after the interests of passengers. Pro-active decision-making by rail and aviation operators to reduce or cancel services ahead of a major event has reduced disruption. However there is scope for further improvement. The Highways Agency should review the barriers to providing comprehensive realtime information to drivers. The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) should ensure that train operating companies develop more robust procedures to identify how long a period of disruption is likely to last and to communicate this clearly to passengers. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) should set out how it will evaluate the impact of the new airport licence conditions on passenger welfare, by Spring 2015. The CAA must also ensure that best practice on the provision of information and on passenger welfare is shared across all UK airports. The availability of salt for gritting roads has improved with the establishment of the strategic salt reserve. More, though, should be done to keep pavements clear of ice and snow. However, winter weather is about more than just snow, as illustrated by the 'St Jude' storm across southern England and the more recent storm stranding thousands at Gatwick. The transport sector must continue to work closely with the Met Office and other forecasters. Finally, embedding a culture of continuous review and improvement must remain a priority.

Make a Home for Wildlife

Creating Habitat on Your Land Backyard to Many Acres
Author: Charles Fergus
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811767604
Category: Nature
Page: 300
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Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to take the sometimes daunting steps to improve the quality of your land. According to U.S. Forest Service, 250 million acres of woods and forests in the U.S. are privately held by 10 million individuals/families. Whether you live on a quarter-acre lot in the suburbs, own a 20-acre woodland retreat, run a farm of 100 acres, or belong to an outdoor club with hundreds or thousands of acres, you can make changes to the land, improvements that will turn your property into a better home for wildlife. Habitat projects can be simple or complex, short-term or spanning decades. Cost can be minimal, a few hours of your time spent doing pleasant work in the outdoors, or can run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars. And there is funding to help landowners make wildlife habitat. Focusing on the eastern US, from Canada to Florida and west to the Great Plains, this book describes basic habitat types—forest, shrublands, grasslands, and wetlands—and highlights over 150 select native and introduced trees, shrubs, and plants and explains how they are used or not by wildlife. The book includes 100+ profiles of prominent and interesting species of insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals with info on animals and their habitat needs. Large and small mammals, resident and migratory birds, and insects are covered. Fergus relates stories of landowners who have made habitat in different states and regions in different ways.

A Home for Christmas


Author: Deborah Grace Staley
Publisher: BelleBooks
ISBN: 0982175671
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
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Dr. Janice Thornton has been lonely for too long especially at Christmas. But Angel Ridge, Tennessee is offering her a chance at a new life. Could she find happiness by taking over her uncle's small town practice? Local contractor Blake Ferguson comes from a big family and he'd like to fill his rambling Victorian home with one of his own. But first he needs a wife! Can the magic of an Angel Ridge Christmas bring hearts together?

The Big House

A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
Author: George Howe Colt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439124914
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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National Book Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt returned for one last stay with his wife and children. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt's final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, The Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer's ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life.

The Norse Discovery of America


Author: Arthur Middleton Reeves
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625582072
Category: History
Page: 191
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This work brings together for the first time the interpretation of the best authorities respecting the evidences, historical, archaeologic, inscriptive, and deductive, of Norse discovery, occupation, and colonization of America five centuries before the time of Columbus. The subject, though it has engaged in a general way the attention of historians for a long time, has only within recent years been brought into great prominence by a serious study of the Saga writers of Iceland and Scandinavia. The beginning of this interest dates from 1837 in which year was published, by the Royal Danish Society of Northern Antiquaries, a large quarto volume of old Icelandic documents, in which the proofs were set forth that the discovery credited to Columbus was anticipated by sea-roving Norsemen five hundred years earlier. This great work was edited by Prof. C. C. Rafn, founder of the Royal Danish Society, and was the result of painstaking labor and expensive research by that very distinguished antiquarian.

Butchers Hill


Author: Laura Lippman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571319963
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her sign as a private investigator for hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe it's not the greatest address in Baltimore, but you've got to start somewhere. Then in walks Luther Beale, the notorious vigilante who five years ago shot a boy for vandalising his car. Just out of prison, he wants to make reparations to the kids who witnessed his crime, so he needs Tess to find them. But once she starts snooping, the witnesses start dying. Is the 'Butcher of Butchers Hill' at it again? Like it or not, Tess is embroiled in a case that encompasses the powers-that-be, a heartless system that has destroyed the lives of children, and a nasty trail of money and lies leading all the way back to Butchers Hill.

Beautiful Places, Spiritual Spaces

The Art of Stress-Free Interior Design
Author: Sharon Hanby-Robie,Deb Strubel
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575675985
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Today's fast pace allows little room for time-consuming trips to decorating stores. Or perhaps the lack of funds keeps us from furnishing and redecorating our homes. This is a Bible study to understand how to build and maintain a biblical atmosphere in our homes. Designed to meet the needs of today's woman, BeautifulPlaces, Spiritual Spaces is the ideal companion for women navigating the uncharted territory of life - offering daily, short, inspirational mediations, and creative decorating how-to's.

Interpersonal Communication

Building Connections Together
Author: Teri Kwal Gamble,Michael W. Gamble
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322041
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 496
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Written in a conversational style for students living in today's world of ever-evolving media and new technology, this hands-on skills guide by Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble puts students at the center of interpersonal communication. To help them become better, more successful communicators, married author team Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael Gamble shed new light on the dynamics of students' everyday interactions and relationships, and give students the tools they need to develop and cultivate effective communication skills. Using an applied, case-study approach that draws from popular culture and students' own experiences, Gamble and Gamble go beyond skill building by encouraging readers to critically reflect on their own communication patterns and actively apply relevant theory to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and co-workers. Designed to promote self-reflection and develop students' interpersonal communication skills, each chapter of this engaging text examines how media, technology, gender, and culture affect the dynamics of relationships and self-expression.

On the Back Roads

Discovering Small Towns of America
Author: Bill Graves
Publisher: Addicus Books
ISBN: 1936374730
Category: Travel
Page: 308
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Do you like small towns, places off the beaten path, trips down memory lane? Ever wonder if old-fashioned values are still alive in America? Then kick back, unwind, and hop onboard with travel writer Bill Graves as he takes you On the Back Roads. Graves has a knack for finding the quirky, the offbeat in some of the most obscure, yet fascinating, small towns on the map. Among the places and faces he discovers: a town where it's against the law not to own a gun, a town famous for its split pea soup, the wise 83-year-old Emmy who camps alone in the dessert, and a man who hunts live ants for a living. The list goes on! Retired and free to roam in his motorhome, the “RV Author,” Bill Graves, logs 40,000 miles through the western states of California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming.

Selina Lake Winter Living

An inspirational guide to styling and decorating your home for winter
Author: Selina Lake
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849756488
Category: House & Home
Page: 160
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Popular stylist and bestselling interiors’ author Selina Lake brings her signature pretty, vintage, romantic style to the most atmospheric and beautiful of seasons. With chapters including a stand-alone section of Winter Inspirations, containing flowers, lighting, fabrics, furniture, and decorations, you’ll be full of fresh ideas to transform your home into an inviting, warming, and welcoming haven. Discover the cheerful yet intimate style and soft textures and tones of Homespun; the gentle palette and elegant vintage style of Faded Grandeur, striking the perfect balance between opulence and charm; the mid-century simplicity and timeless appeal of Rustic with its rich colors for the darker months; the Scandinavian feel of Winter Whites, with its whitewashed floorboards, natural wood, and stone, and finally, a chapter on Festive Celebrations, with enchanting ideas for decorations, as well as inspirational ideas for cosy and vintage Christmas celebrations. Throughout the book, Selina‘s imaginative ‘DIY ideas’ and insightful ‘Style Tips’ provide inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones, and ambience of winter and bring Selina’s signature style into your own home.

The Isle of Demons


Author: Charles Goulet
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595096506
Category: Fiction
Page: 116
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Author Bio: Charles O. Goulet has a Bed in history and a BA in English literature. He has taught history at the secondary school level for many years. As well, he has pursued the hobby of genealogy, tracing his ancestry back to the early years of New France. Book Description: The Isle of Demons is the true story of Marguerite de la Rocque de Roberval who, in 1642, was marooned for two years on a deserted island off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

Sophie and Me

Some of These Days
Author: Lois Young-Tulin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469763710
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
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She was the one, the only American Red Hot Mama. Her career spanned six decades, taking her from the cramped apartment above her parents restaurant in Hartford, Connecticut, to the worlds greatest music halls. And she became, and remains, one of the biggest influences on women entertainers and comedians in American history. Sophie and Me is the story of Sophie Tuckerthe colorful, spicy, bold entertainer who broke boundaries in the industry and whose popularity during her life, and celebrity even beyond it has not waned. Told through the eyes of her great-grand niece, to whom Sophie took under her wing and was both mentor and surrogate grandmother, Sophie and Me takes the reader on an intimate journey through Sophies extraordinary life. Sophie Tucker was an original. Zaftig, full-bodied in looks and voice, she was strong and independent before it became acceptable for women. Sophie and Me is the story of the American dream and of one woman who refused to compromise her looks or heritage to reach success. A woman who lived an untraditional life in traditional times. A woman who achieved vast fame and fortune, and yet never really was the Yiddishe Momme she sang about.

Prozac Nation

Young and Depressed in America
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547524145
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 317
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Elizabeth Wurtzel's New York Times best-selling memoir, with a new afterword "Sparkling, luminescent prose . . . A powerful portrait of one girl's journey through the purgatory of depression and back." —New York Times "A book that became a cultural touchstone." —New Yorker Elizabeth Wurtzel writes with her finger on the faint pulse of an overdiagnosed generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. Her famous memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, Prozac Nation is a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era for readers of Girl, Interrupted and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.

How to Survive Your Freshman Year

Fifth Edition
Author: Mark W. Bernstein,Yadin Kaufmann
Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC
ISBN: 193351230X
Category: Education
Page: 464
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How to Survive Your Freshman Year offers incoming college freshmen the experience, advice, and wisdom of their peers: hundreds of other students who have survived their first year of college and have something interesting to say about it. Based on interviews with hundreds of college students at every type of higher-learning institution across the country, this book has insights on every aspect of college life, including, what to take to the dorm, living with roommates, Facebook and other social networks, extracurricular activities, choosing classes, studying, going abroad, finances, food, the social scene, doing laundry, staying in touch with friends and family, and much more. Highly readable, much of the book consists of short snippets with some interesting insight and advice from the college students interviewed. The book also includes expert input from college advisors and officers.

The Iron Furnace: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story (New Edition)


Author: George Topas
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483415244
Category:
Page: 328
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"George Topas' moving and probing narrative is an important contribution to Holocaust literature" - Elie Wiesel "The Iron Furnace is a profoundly moving account of faith, love, courage, and endurance. With his direct and deceptively simple style, George Topas convinces us that we're sharing the heartfelt recollections of an old and dear friend. This story - and this decent, unassuming hero - will leave an incredible impression on all readers" - Michael Medved "The Iron Furnace will greatly contribute to the deepening memory of the Holocaust. It reveals the indomitable spirit of those that lived in the world which was destroyed." - Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center "A searing tribute to one man's indomitable spirit to outlive his tormentors" - Canadian Jewish News "This chilling memoir effectively reminds us of the inhumanity with which people treated their fellow humans.'' - Library Journal

Mommy I'm Still In Here

One Family's Journey with Biopolar Disorder
Author: Kate McLaughlin
Publisher: Behler Publications
ISBN: 1933016728
Category: Medical
Page: 206
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Mommy I'm Still In Here clarifies myths and misunderstandings about bipolar disorder through the lives of Kate McLaughlin’s two teenaged children and provides vital information to a public frequently misled by sensationalist media and inaccurate Hollywood portrayals. This book supports, educates, and informs the reader, offering hope and encouragement.