Description : A vivid look at the Victorian British family emphasizing interpersonal relationships, using both non-fiction and fiction sources.
Description : Providing an integrated and thorough representation from current research and contemporary society, Family Ties and Aging shows how pressing issues of our time—an aging population, changing family structures, and new patterns of work-family balance—are negotiated in the family lives of middle-aged and older adults. Focusing on key questions such as "How do current trends and social arrangements affect family relationships?" and "What are the implications of what we know for future research, theory, practice, and policy?" authors Ingrid Arnet Connidis and Amanda E. Barnett explore groups and relationships that are typically overlooked, including the unique family situations of older single and childless persons, sibling ties, older lesbian and gay adults, and new forms of intimate relationships. The Third Edition is thoroughly updated to include the latest research and theoretical developments, recent media coverage of related issues, and new information on intimate relationships in later life and elder neglect/abuse.
Description : Relying on a decade-long participant observation study, this book focuses on the salience of parent-child relationships for home schooling. Those experiences with traditional schools emerge as a major motive for home schooling. The quality of the relationships that develop between parents and children are the major predictor of a successful home schooling experience. Comparing the socialization between traditional schooling and home schools, Family Ties: Relationships, Socialization and Home Schooling investigates significant controversies in these two separate environments. Professor Gary Wyatt is able to represent a parent with both experiences and contends to dispel the typical home schooling critiques. The efforts of home schooling parents to negotiate favorable identities with others and the techniques used to manage the anxiety associated with this unconventional lifestyle are explored.
Description : r s1mily Ties provides a vivid and accessible introduction to the dynamics of life in English families of all ranks from the mid-sixteenth century to the end of World War I. Sections on methods, approaches and sources allow readers new to the study of the past to explore some of the historian's fundamental concerns: cause and effect; continuity and change and the nature and reliability of evidence. The chronological and thematic organization of the book enables readers to examine a number of sub-themes such as the history of childhood or of marriage. Combining extensive contemporary quotations and an unusual variety of illustrations with a wide range of written and material sources, the book provides a fascinating insight into the history of the family and encourages the reader to become a sceptical and imaginative investigator, prepared to venture beyond the historian's traditional documentary sources.
Description : Cassie Grimes is living a placid life in suburbia as an entrepreneur with a patch-work of part-time jobs: sales agent, actor and painter. her as having a very short attention span. and gets paid sporadically from each of her many careers. Bichons, Maggie and A.J. One spring day, her life gets blasted into pandemonium. assaulted, she takes on another persona: amateur sleuth. world of violence.
Description : Tells the stories of a fearful adolescent, an angry old woman, a dog's burial, a possessive mother and her son, a businessman's dinner, and a French explorer in Africa
Description : In the acclaimed A Life for a Life, Ernest Hill created an unforgettably candid story of violence, love, and redemption with teenaged D'Ray Reid at its center. Now, with his jail time behind him, D'Ray has returned home to find that the real fight for survival is only beginning. . . Everyone was shocked when Mr. Henry took D'Ray Reid under his wing. After all, Mr. Henry's real son, Stanley, was murdered by D'Ray--a crime D'Ray committed to save his brother, Little Man. Yet in the years since, Mr. Henry has tried to show D'Ray how to become the man Stanley would never be. After Mr. Henry's death, D'Ray seeks out his own mother, Mira, hoping to rebuild their broken relationship. But D'Ray's homecoming is more tumultuous than expected. Arrested for a crime he didn't commit, Little Man has escaped and is in hiding. Mira blames D'Ray for Little Man's troubled history, but she has her own secrets to hide. And putting things right will mean uncovering a legacy of lies and hidden agendas, and realizing the only way to be free of the past is to stand tall and confront it at last. . . Praise for the novels of Ernest Hill "If novels offer us a way of seeing the world that we could not imagine before, A Life for a Life does just that." --The Times-Picayune "An exceptional literary piece that some readers will compare to Richard Wright's Native Son."--Booklist on Satisfied with Nothin' "As the story unfolds. . .these unforgettable characters come to full, sympathetic life."--Publishers Weekly on A Person of Interest "A skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review
Description : When wealthy city girl Tanley moves to the small town, she wants to call home and meets simple country boy Jake, sparks fly. But when Jake blindsides Tanley with accusations of being a spy for Montgomery Wells, the man who ripped Jake's world apart. She learns that it’s hard to run from your family name. As Tanley digs deeper into her family she uncovers a long list of corruption, lies, and murder. Leaving her wondering if family is really worth the trouble. But when a heartbroken Jake realizes that Tanley has awakened feelings that he thought no longer existed, he questioned himself. The longing for a woman's touch had alluded Jake for many years. He fears he may have pushed away the one woman that could possible bring him back from surviving to thriving. The one woman he could fall in love with. After all, who can choose the family they are born into, right? Could this be fate that brought them together and his second chance for happiness? Will he be able to move past his anger and fears, and give them a chance at love? Will she be able to forgive herself for the pain that her family caused him? Will they be able to overcome family or will family ties prove too hard to break?
Description : A Mother As Dillon's bride, Ashley Randolph finally got the family she yearned for. But when a bullet nearly killed Dillon, she was forced into hiding—with her secrets and the best part of Dillon…his baby. A Father It had taken Dillon almost three years to find Ashley, to learn he was a father. Except the years hadn't prepared him for the sight of his beautiful bride and his toddler son. Their Child Dillon had come to claim his boy and return him to the Texas ranch that was his birthright, but he hadn't bargained on leading the gunman straight back to his family. Would a man bent on misguided revenge send Ashley and his child on the run again?
Description : Single Mom Seeks… The first time single mom Laine Sullivan met her boss, Drew Casteel, she thought he was overbearing, insensitive and far too handsome. The next time they met, he kissed her and made her toes tingle. Reluctant Bachelor Drew Casteel wasn't about to get sidetracked by his employee, no matter how attractive she was, or how much he liked her son. He knew Laine needed a real family man, and he certainly didn't qualify. So why did he feel as if his vow to stay away from Laine was one he'd regret?