Winter's Child


Author: Cassandra Parkin
Publisher: Legend Press
ISBN: 1785079026
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Praise for Cassandra:'...a wonderful writer with a painterly eye for detail... There are some brilliant twists.' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail'Fresh. Original. Spell-binding.' Jane Corry'...pulled me in from the first page and wouldn't let me go.' Heidi Perks'Unexpectedly dark and dream-like. I loved the twists.' Natalie K. Martin'A beautiful, rich, haunting and addictive masterpiece... I'll never forget it.' Louise BeechFive years ago, Susannah Harper's son Joel went missing without trace. Bereft of her son and then of her husband, Susannah tries to accept that she may never know for certain what has happened to her lost loved ones. She has rebuilt her life around a simple selfless mission: to help others who, like her, must learn to live without hope.But then, on the last night of Hull Fair, a fortune-teller makes an eerie prediction. She tells her that this Christmas Eve, Joel will finally come back to her.As her carefully-constructed life begins to unravel, Susannah is drawn into a world of psychics and charlatans, half-truths and hauntings, friendships and betrayals, forcing her to confront the buried truths of her family's past, where nothing and no one are quite as they seem.A ghostly winter read with a modern gothic flavour. A tale of twisted love, family secrets and hauntings.

A Winter's Child


Author: Brenda Jagger
Publisher: Boxtree
ISBN: 174354376X
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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The war was over, and Jeremy Swanfield’s family were eager to include his young widow in their prosperous, comfortable life. But between the demure bride, who had waved her husband of three days to the front, and the woman with three years of nursing behind her, lay an impassable gulf of experience. Clare Swanfield was fiercely determined to maintain her independence in the post-war world. Taking a job in the smart new hotel run by Kit Hardie – once the Swanfield’s boot-boy, now part of the new elite – was the first of many acts that would bring her into conflict with her husband’s family – especially the coolly conventional Benedict.

The Winter Children


Author: Lulu Taylor
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447291026
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The Winter Children is a haunting mystery from Lulu Taylor, author of The Snow Angel. Behind a selfless act of kindness lies dark intentions . . . Olivia and Dan Felbeck are blissfully happy when their longed-for twins arrive after years of IVF. At the same time, they make the move to Renniston Hall, a huge, Elizabethan house that belongs to absent friends. Living rent-free in a small part of the unmodernised house, once a boarding school, they can begin to enjoy the family life they've always wanted. But there is a secret at the heart of their family, one that Olivia does not yet know. And the house, too, holds its darkness deep within it . . .

Winter's Child


Author: Margaret Maron
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 044619865X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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It's one month after their wedding, and the future looks bright for Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff Deputy Dwight Bryant--until a disturbing call from Dwight's 8-year-old son Cal calls him back to Virginia.When he arrives, he is shocked to find that his ex-wife has left the boy alone for almost 24 hours. Worse, as Dwight tries to confront her, she takes the child and leaves town without a word. As Dwight embarks on an all-points search, Deborah hurries to his side. But will they be able to work together to decipher the ex-wife's motives--and, more importantly, will they find young Cal before he comes to harm?

Winter's Child


Author: Angela McAllister
Publisher: Templar
ISBN: 9780763679644
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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From a Kate Greenaway Medal–winning illustrator comes a modern fable of winter’s magic. When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom doesn’t care that spring hasn’t come—until he realizes the terrible effect the unending winter is having on his sick grandmother. When he realizes his friend is Winter’s child, he knows they must say good-bye if the seasons are ever to change.

Winter's Child


Author: Dea Trier Morch
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803281332
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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Tells the stories of women at a Copenhagen maternity ward for difficult cases and describes how they face the challenges of childbirth

The Winters

A Novel
Author: Lisa Gabriele
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 052555971X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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“From the brilliant first line to the shattering conclusion, The Winters will draw you in and leave you breathless. . . . A must read.” —Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs. Parrish A spellbindingly suspenseful new novel set in the moneyed world of the Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that can’t be escaped After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter—a wealthy politician and recent widower—and a life of luxury she’s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Max’s beautiful first wife Rebekah, who haunts the young woman’s imagination and feeds her uncertainties, while his very alive teenage daughter Dani makes her life a living hell. She soon realizes there is no clear place for her in this twisted little family: Max and Dani circle each other like cats, a dynamic that both repels and fascinates her, and he harbors political ambitions with which he will allow no woman—alive or dead—to interfere. As the soon-to-be second Mrs. Winter grows more in love with Max, and more afraid of Dani, she is drawn deeper into the family’s dark secrets—the kind of secrets that could kill her, too. The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family’s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything.

Winter's Child


Author: Cameron Dokey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416985328
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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A Retelling of "The Snow Queen" Free-spirited Grace and serious Kai are the best of friends. They grew up together listening to magical tales spun by Kai's grandmother and sharing in each other's secrets. But when they turn sixteen and Kai declares his love for Grace, everything changes. Grace yearns for freedom and slowly begins to push Kai -- and their friendship -- away. Dejected Kai dreams of a dazzling Snow Queen, who entices him to leave home and wander to faraway lands. When Grace discovers Kai is gone, she learns how much she has lost and sets out on a mystical journey to find Kai...and discover herself.

The Winter Child


Author: Terri Windling,Wendy Froud,John L. Jones
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780743202343
Category: Fiction
Page: 59
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The latest installment of the author's faerie tale series follows the adventures of Sneezle, a furry citizen of the Old Oak Wood, as he is transformed into a valiant hero.

Winter's Gift


Author: N.A
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627531440
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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It may be Christmastime but on a small, forlorn farm the holiday season is best forgotten, along with painful memories of loved ones lost. Mother Nature has other plans, however, and a chance snowstorm brings together two unlikely hearts, one human and one beast, yet both yearning for comfort, companionship, and that most elusive gift of all, hope. This lustrous jewel of a story, quietly told and perfectly complemented by soft, evocative paintings, reminds even the most cynical of readers that the heart indeed can recover and go on.Jane Monroe Donovan's parents encouraged her to follow her heart and it led to her love of sketching and painting. Her affection for animals is reflected in much of her subject matter. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan, with her husband Bruce and their two sons, Ryan and Joey. Other members of their family include their two dogs, Belle and Grizzly, a Siamese cat named Maylee, and their two horses, Ameera and Cherokee Rose. In addition to Winter's Gift, Jane has also illustrated three other titles for Sleeping Bear Press: My Teacher Likes to Say; My Momma Likes to Say; and Sunny Numbers: A Florida Counting Book.

Winter Sky


Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0440421799
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Almost twelve-year-old Siria, who chases firetrucks in the middle of the night to ensure her fire fighter dad's safety, learns about bravery one winter as she tries to mend a broken friendship.

Lily's House


Author: Cassandra Parkin
Publisher: Legend Press
ISBN: 1785079352
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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'Parkin is a wonderful writer with a painterly eye for detail - lush gardens, lashing seas - and a way of slowly releasing key facts... There are some brilliant twists.' -- Wendy Holden, Daily Mail'Lily's House has a voice that leaps out of the page and holds you tight. Fresh. Original. Spell-binding.' -- Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife'Lily's House is a beautiful story that carefully unravels the depth of love and lies in a family. Cassandra's writing pulled me in from the first page and wouldn't let me go until I'd finished. Even then it stayed with me for a long time.' -- Heidi Perks, author of Beneath the Surface'Unexpectedly dark and dream-like. I loved the twists throughout... a very enjoyable read.' -- Natalie K. Martin, No.1 Amazon best-selling author'Lily's House is a beautiful, rich, haunting and addictive read. Cassandra Parkin effortlessly weaves magic in this story of long-gone secrets, self-discovery, empowerment, and love. The book is assured, mature... a masterpiece. I'll never forget it.' -- Louise Beech, author of How to be Brave'If you are looking for a real page turner of a novel, then this is the book for you... with twists and turns which are both unexpected and wonderful to read.' --A Nose for Food'Lily's House is a perfect book. I loved every word and simply want to go right back and read it all again.' --Linda's Book Bag'First impressions can be unexpectedly deceptive. That gorgeous cover cleverly conceals a darkness... I find it astonishing how words can stealthily raise ugly issues to such powerful effect, yet remain so beautifully written.' --Little Bookness Lane'Lily's House was a wonder to read and a book I could scarcely put down – Parkin's writing reeled me in and kept hold of me from start to finish.' --Mari Ellis Dunning'I would recommend Cassandra Parkin and the wonderful Lily's House to anyone as ultimately it is about hope and love in their truest forms.' --Fenland Book Worm'An enchanting, quirky and often surprising tale of unconditional love between a grandmother and granddaughter.' --Mad House Family Reviews'A real page-turner' --Nudge 'A beautiful, original story that entranced me from page one.' --Random Things Through My Letterbox'A really special book' --Being Anne'A surprisingly dark read' --A View from the Balcony'I laughed, I cried, I got angry and I closed the last page with a satisfied sigh, regretting only that the journey was over. A truly enjoyable read, one of my favourites this year.' --But Books are Better'I adored this book... a very special book indeed.' --Brew and Books Review‘...wonderfully poignant and important novel... clever and arresting’ --Literature WorksWhen Jen goes to her grandmother's house for the last time, she's determined not to dwell on the past. As a child, Jen adored Lily and suspected she might be a witch; but the spell was broken long ago, and now her death means there won't be any reconciliation.Lily's gone, but the enchantments she wove and the secrets she kept still remain. In Lily's house, Jen and her daughter Marianne reluctantly confront the secrets of the past and present - and discover how dangerous we become when we're trying to protect the ones we love.

Animals in Winter


Author: Henrietta Bancroft,Richard G. Van Gelder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781442006461
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow? Probably not. Butterflies can't survive cold weather, so when winter comes, many butterflies fly to warmer places. They migrate. Woodchucks don't like cold weather either but they don't migrate; they hibernate. Woodchucks sleep in their dens all winter long. Read and find out how other animals cope with winter's worst weather.

The Winter Girl

A Novel
Author: Matt Marinovich
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385539983
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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“A marital thriller more scary than Gone Girl." —The Washington Post A scathing and exhilarating thriller that begins with a husband's obsession with the seemingly vacant house next door. It's wintertime in the Hamptons, where Scott and his wife, Elise, have come to be with her terminally ill father, Victor, to await the inevitable. As weeks turn to months, their daily routine—Elise at the hospital with her father, Scott pretending to work and drinking Victor's booze—only highlights their growing resentment and dissatisfaction with the usual litany of unhappy marriages: work, love, passion, each other. But then Scott notices something simple, even innocuous. Every night at precisely eleven, the lights in the neighbor's bedroom turn off. It's clearly a timer . . .but in the dead of winter with no one else around, there's something about that light he can't let go of. So one day while Elise is at the hospital, he breaks in. And he feels a jolt of excitement he hasn't felt in a long time. Soon, it's not hard to enlist his wife as a partner in crime and see if they can't restart the passion. Their one simple transgression quickly sends husband and wife down a deliriously wicked spiral of bad decisions, infidelities, escalating violence, and absolutely shocking revelations. Matt Marinovich makes a strong statement with this novel. The Winter Girl is the psychological thriller done to absolute perfection. From the Hardcover edition.

Winter's Children


Author: Jim Mangan
Publisher: Power House Books
ISBN: 157687575X
Category: Photography
Page: 60
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Presents a collection of photographs depicting snowboarders using a variety of vintage snowboards from the early 1980s and wearing nothing but Native American blankets.

Winter Is Coming

with audio recording
Author: Tony Johnston
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442472537
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Witness the changing of a season through a watchful child’s eyes in this story of nature and discovery from award-winning author Tony Johnston and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Jim La Marche. Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. As the temperature drops, sunset comes earlier and a new season begins. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes.

Pine and the Winter Sparrow


Author: Alexis York Lumbard
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1937786331
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 28
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Have you ever wondered why pine trees stay green all winter long and don’t lose their leaves like other trees? According to an ancient legend attributed to the Cherokee Indians, it was a simple act of kindness towards an injured little bird that earned pine trees this very honor. Retold by award-winning author Alexis York Lumbard, this story invites readers to experience a world where trees and birds speak and interact with each other, and which shows us that no act of kindness and sharing goes unrewarded. Featuring beautiful paintings by multiple award-winning illustrator Beatriz Vidal, you will never look at pine trees in the same way again!

The Gap of Time

A Novel
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 0804141363
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s “late plays.” It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too, are reunited. In The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of The Winter’s Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time. Written with energy and wit, this is a story of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other. From the Hardcover edition.

Ruffian Tedd the Winter's Child


Author: Sean Lorigan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0578008106
Category: Fiction
Page: 124
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What could be worse than the life of a not-so-popular teenager? Ruffian Tedd's life as a girl approaching her sixteenth birthday is turned upside down when she learns her entire life is a sham. Ruffian is forced to reckon with matters set in motion thousands of years ago. From ancient Egypt to real life vampires, Ruffian has a crash course in the tenuousness of one's here and now. Join her as she tries to fathom magic and monsters, while dealing with the far reaching arms of government corruption and billion dollar industry hell bent on world domination

Winter hut


Author: Cynthia Jameson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780698202474
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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Five animals enjoy summer in the forest after running away from the masters who planned to eat them, but only Bull thinks of the approaching winter.