Description : In the summer of 1978, I took my quarter horse to lead trail rides for kids at a Bible camp in rural Iowa. I had just found out my sister, Melody, had been diagnosed with the fastest-acting, worst-type of leukemia. My mom wrote me letters every day that I was away (nobody called long distance unless it was a true emergency in those days). I kept those letters and compiled them into the journey that was our lives that summer. Melody Heuss prayed that God would bring her closer to Him during a time when she felt she had drifted away from Him in her daily walk. I don't know what it would be like to choose my young husband's new wife. I don't know what it would be like to handpick a mother for my two small children; but my sister did. When she knew she was going to die, she convinced Carl, her husband and love of her life, to re-marry. Melody made a list of eligible women and then narrowed it down to one that Carl had never even met! All the while she was having numerous bone marrow aspirations, blood transfusions, and chemotherapy that would turn her 28-year-old body into a bald, disease-ravaged weakling. Her inner strength, courage, and attitude brought inspiration to every single person who walked into her hospital room and life. Nurses, family and friends were changed forever by the way she handled her passing into the next life. This is a story told from Melody's mother, Ruth's, point of view, the writer of the letters. The frustrations and difficulties of watching her child suffer tugs on your heart. You will also get a glimpse of what I went through being away from home, and being torn between wanting to be in the hospital room, but knowing I was where God wanted me to be. Plus, you get to witness Susan, the young woman who had already endured many loses and heartbreaks of her own, step into this family on faith. Ruth personally witnessed the power and assurance of God's eternal love for us, even in her grief. On the early August morning of Melody's passing, Ruth received a “gift” most of us never get to see. It was a message from God, declaring the promise of life after death in a physical, tangible way. It was a real miracle that all Christians can believe in and cherish. Crystal Jolly
Description : Parker Bennett has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight-- on a sailboat in the Caribbean-- just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Lane Harmon, assistant to an upscale interior designer, is working on his wife's townhouse. Gradually, Lane finds herself drawn to Eric, the Bennetts' son, who is determined to prove that his father is not guilty. Lane doesn't know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life-- and her daughter's life-- in jeopardy.
Description : Trivia-on-Book: The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! From the Queen of Suspense, Mary Higgins Clark, comes another novel full of suspense that will leave you at the edge of your seats. The Melody Lingers On tells the story of Lane Harmon, assistant to interior designer, Glady Harper. She gets entangled in the deceit and ploy of Parker Bennett, who allegedly disappeared with the five billion dollars he embezzled from his innocent clients. Glady and Lane are asked to renovate the new townhouse of Anne Bennett, wife of Parker, and as the two proceed with their project, Lane finds herself attracted to the Bennetts’ son Eric, who is also shrouded in a veil of conspiracy and sweet lies. Mary Higgins Clark is the best-selling author of 33 suspense novels and has co-authored many more with her daughter Carol and with best-selling author Alafair Burke. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!
Description : Describes the careers of Arlen, Berlin, Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers, and Warren, looks at the movies made from their musicals