My Mother s Secret

My Mother s Secret
Author: Julia Roberts
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-27
ISBN: 1800192754
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother s Secret Book Excerpt:

‘My first read of 2021 to reduce me to tears... the definition of a page-turner and a tear-jerker. I didn’t want to stop reading... I loved every word.’ The Book Lover’s Boudoir, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘They told me he died, but I never believed them. I’d have known,’ she says, her voice little more than a whisper and her eyes searching mine. ‘A mother would know if her child died, wouldn’t she?’ Danni has never had an easy relationship with her mother, Diana. But when Diana is diagnosed with a serious illness, everything changes. As some of Diana’s memories slip away, others force their way to the surface. One night she breaks down and reveals that before Danni was born, she had another baby who never got to see the world. Now married, with a loving husband and two beautiful daughters of her own, Danni has put her childhood behind her. But she has always wondered what caused her mother’s coldness. Could this be why? Danni can’t tell whether Diana’s story is a symptom of her confusion, or something real. She decides to find out, hoping to bring her mother some peace. Yet as Danni investigates the past, tracking down the aunt she’s never met to learn what lies in her mother’s past, her good intentions have unexpected consequences. As more truths emerge, a shocking revelation could turn her life upside down. Will Danni’s quest heal her pain, or are some secrets best left buried? A completely heartbreaking and compelling story of families, secrets, and the fierce love between mothers and children. Fans of Amanda Prowse, Ali Mercer and Jodi Picoult will smile through their tears. See what readers are saying about My Mother’s Secret: ‘Wow!… one of the saddest and most heart-breaking reads I've encountered… My gosh! This book should really come with a box of tissues because believe me, you are going to need them!... I found myself turning the pages with such a speed of “just one more chapter” until the very end. I cannot tell you how much I loved this book.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Beautiful and heart-rending… I was enthralled by it from start to finish… you will smile through your tears… A really beautiful, engrossing and captivating read, I was sorry when it finished.’ Sibzz Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I picked this book up at 3pm, and less than 8 hours later, despite having to navigate tea and bedtime for the kids and logging back on to work, I had finished it… addictive, gripping and emotional’ @iheartbooks1991 ‘Another amazing 5-star read and another used up packet of those handy little tissues, or is it two? – Who knows how many tears this one has made me shed!... an author who held me captive in the palm of her hand all the time I was reading… took me on quite a personal journey on, oh! so many fronts’ Fiction Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Truly emotional… Will make your heart break… There were definite tears leaking’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I’ll get straight to the point. This book broke me. It left me an emotional, vulnerable shell of a person… It takes a lot to melt my exterior, but by golly My Mother’s Secret turned me into a puddle.’ The Writing Garnet ‘Had me flipping over the pages at speed… Make sure you have tissues at hand… A tearjerker of a read!’ Carla Kovach, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Such an emotional experience… Its conclusion made me cry and smile – in fact, I was a bit of a soggy mess a few times as I was reading… I really loved it.’ Being Anne ‘A very emotional story… I love the book and kudos to the author for that one revelation that made my jaw drop to the floor.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My Mother s Secret

My Mother s Secret
Author: Sheila O'Flanagan
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN: 1472210735
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother s Secret Book Excerpt:

Sheila O'Flanagan's MY MOTHER'S SECRET is a thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about a family reeling from the news that nothing about their parents' marriage is what they believed it to be. A wonderful read perfect for fans of Veronica Henry and Lisa Jewell. When Steffie helps her two siblings organize a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents her only worry is whether they'll be pleased. What she doesn't know is this is the day that her whole world will be turned upside down. Jenny wants to be able to celebrate her ruby anniversary with the man she loves, but for forty years she has kept a secret. A secret that she can't bear to hide any longer. But is it ever the right time to hurt the people closest to you? As the entire family gather to toast the happy couple, they're expecting a day to remember. The trouble is, it's not going to be for the reasons they imagined... What readers are saying about My Mother's Secret: 'A novel with humour and heartache and a believable ending. Heart-warming, entertaining and very enjoyable' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Sheila O'Flanagan always seems to create a cast of characters that you can identify with and care about. My Mother's Secret is no exception. I found myself instantly connecting with them' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A great book in true Sheila O'Flanagan style. The characters are all great warm-hearted Irish folk and there are many laughs and twists and turns along the way' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Her Mother s Secret

Her Mother s Secret
Author: Natasha Lester
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 0751573116
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Mother s Secret Book Excerpt:

**THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER is now available to pre-order in ebook** PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER... 'A fantastically engrossing story. I love it' KELLY RIMMER 'Intrigue, heartbreak... I cannot tell you how much I loved this book' RACHEL BURTON 'A gorgeously rich and romantic novel' KATE FORSYTH Her Mother's Secret is the thrilling and captivating story of a brave young woman chasing her dream against society's disapproval. Perfect for fans of Gill Paul, Kate Furnivall and Penny Vincenzi. 1918, England. Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora East's life. Rather than making cosmetics secretly in her father's chemist shop, Leo hopes to now display her wares openly. Instead, Spanish flu arrives in the village, claiming her father's life. Determined to start over she boards a ship to New York City, where she meets debonair department store heir Everett Forsyth . . . 1939, New York City. Everett's daughter, Alice, a promising ballerina, receives a mysterious letter inviting her to star in a series of advertisements for a cosmetics line. If she accepts she will be immortalized like dancers such as Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Ginger Rogers. Why, then, are her parents so quick to forbid it? MORE PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER... 'If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don't) you will love this book' Sally Hepworth 'Stunning . . . Will have you captivated' Liz Byrski 'This romance will have you enchanted' Woman's Day 'Natasha Lester is our generation's Louisa May Alcott' Tess Woods 'What a GEM!' Sara Foster 'Natasha Lester brings bold, brave women to life' Courier Mail 'I love this book' Rachael Johns 'Exquisite!' Vanessa Carnevale 'Engaging' Herald Sun 'An essential addition to Australian fiction' AusRomToday 'Utterly compelling' Good Reading 'Emotion that will touch your heart and soul deeply' Jodi Gibson 'Fascinating, evocative and meticulously researched' Annabel Abbs 'Entertaining and provocative' Perth Festival 'Lester has woven a fine, original story of everlasting quality.' BetterReading 'A captivating tale' Daily Examiner 'A delightful and multi-faceted romp through the jazz era' Natalie Salvo 'Excellent historical fiction' The Book Muse 'You will love this even if you're not a regular reader of historical fiction' Jess Just Reads 'Storytelling at its finest' Great Reads & Tea Leaves

My Mother s Shadow The gripping novel about a mother s shocking secret that changed everything

My Mother s Shadow  The gripping novel about a mother s shocking secret that changed everything
Author: Nikola Scott
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 1472241177
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother s Shadow The gripping novel about a mother s shocking secret that changed everything Book Excerpt:

Addie thinks she knows everything about her mother. But when a stranger appears claiming to be her sister, she realises that her life so far has been a lie. But why? 'Intriguing, twisting... I loved it' Dinah Jefferies. 'A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose' Erin Kelly. 'A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets... Brilliant' Fabulous A NO. 1 BESTSELLER IN NORWAY A BESTSELLER IN ISRAEL Perfect for fans of BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate. Hartland House has always been a faithful keeper of secrets... 1958. Sent to beautiful Hartland to be sheltered from her mother's illness, Liz spends the summer with the wealthy Shaw family. They treat Liz as one of their own, but their influence could be dangerous... Now. Addie believes she knows everything about her mother Elizabeth and their difficult relationship until her recent death. When a stranger appears claiming to be Addie's sister, she is stunned. Is everything she's been told about her early life a lie? How can you find the truth about the past if the one person who could tell you is gone? Addie must go back to that golden summer her mother never spoke of...and the one night that changed a young girl's life for ever. 'A compelling family story... Beautifully written and evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s' Sheila O'Flanagan. 'Trembles with family secrets' Victoria Fox What readers are saying about My Mother's Shadow: 'One of the most enthralling, heartbreaking books that I have read in quite some time' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The poignant storyline is deeply affecting. Definitely a book that is going to stay with me for a long time' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'So beautifully written. In places it made me laugh out loud and in other places it made me cry. Poignant' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'I was hooked from beginning to end! Vivid characters and evocative scenes make this an enchanting read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Stunning and emotional' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This novel absolutely blew me away! I was left emotional and teary. It had me gripped from the startand is loaded with scenes that pull at the heartstrings! I cannot recommend this novel enough' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A stunning read and I can't wait to read more from this author' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A Mother s Secret

A Mother s Secret
Author: Dilly Court
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN: 1409023435
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Mother s Secret Book Excerpt:

When seventeen-year-old Belinda Phillips falls in love with a handsome Anglo-Indian officer, she knows that he is a man she can never hope to marry. When he is reported missing, believed killed in action, Belinda discovers that she is pregnant. Facing disgrace and ruin, she has no option other than to accept an arranged marriage with a middle-aged widower, knowing she must keep the secret of her child's birth for ever. Reluctantly she sends her beloved daughter to a foster mother in Cripplegate, little realising she has entrusted Cassy's care to Biddy Henchard, a woman who runs a notorious baby farm in an area full of poverty and disease. Despite her terrible upbringing, Cassy survives the old woman's cruel neglect. All the while she dreams of a mother she has never known, hoping she will come and save her from her dreadful fate. But when Biddy dies suddenly, ten-year-old Cassy finds herself destitute and with little hope of ever finding the mother she so longs for...

A Mother s Secret

A Mother s Secret
Author: Janice Kay Johnson
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 1426845030
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Mother s Secret Book Excerpt:

Seems history has a nasty way of repeating itself for Daniel Kane. It's bad enough his mother harbored a secret about his heritage. Now his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Ballard is trying to do the same thing! Not on his watch. His son is going to know who his father is. But to give his child the future he deserves, Daniel has to make nice with Rebecca. That he can do. But he's not so sure he can forgive her for keeping their child a secret. Funny thing happens, though. Spending all that time with the pair makes him realize he might still care for her….

My Mother My Friend

My Mother  My Friend
Author: Mary Marcdante
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2001-09-29
ISBN: 9780743215978
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother My Friend Book Excerpt:

Every woman has things that she wants to talk about with her mother -- but can't. Big questions about health, aging and money, and even more personal issues about family secrets and Mom's relationship with Dad have made for extremely difficult conversations -- until now. In My Mother, My Friend, communications expert and beloved national speaker Mary Marcdante demonstrates simple strategies and time-tested techniques for breaking down the barriers. She shows step by step how to build a more loving and authentic relationship with your mother by looking at such issues as: Health and Sexuality Money Resolving Conflict Family Secrets Spirituality ...And more Drawing from her nationwide workshops as well as from personal experience, Mary Marcdante shows us that these conversations not only matter, but can also be deeply enriching.

My Mother s Secret

My Mother s Secret
Author: J. L. Witterick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781322719849
Category: Families
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Mother s Wars

My Mother s Wars
Author: Lillian Faderman
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN: 0807050539
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother s Wars Book Excerpt:

An acclaimed writer on her mother’s tumultuous life as a Jewish immigrant in 1930s New York and her life-long guilt when the Holocaust claims the family she left behind in Latvia A story of love, war, and life as a Jewish immigrant in the squalid factories and lively dance halls of New York’s Garment District in the 1930s, My Mother’s Wars is the memoir Lillian Faderman’s mother was never able to write. The daughter delves into her mother’s past to tell the story of a Latvian girl who left her village for America with dreams of a life on the stage and encountered the realities of her new world: the battles she was forced to fight as a woman, an immigrant worker, and a Jew with family left behind in Hitler’s deadly path. The story begins in 1914: Mary, the girl who will become Lillian Faderman’s mother, just seventeen and swept up with vague ambitions to be a dancer, travels alone to America, where her half-sister in Brooklyn takes her in. She finds a job in the garment industry and a shop friend who teaches her the thrills of dance halls and the cheap amusements open to working-class girls. This dazzling life leaves Mary distracted and her half-sister and brother-in-law scandalized that she has become a “good-time gal.” They kick her out of their home, an event with consequences Mary will regret for the rest of her life. Eighteen years later, still barely scraping by as a garment worker and unmarried at thirty-five, Mary falls madly in love and has a torrid romance with a man who will never marry her, but who will father Lillian Faderman before he disappears from their lives. America is in the midst of the Depression, Hitler is coming to power in Europe, and New York’s garment workers are just beginning to unionize. Mary makes tentative steps to join, despite her lover’s angry opposition. As National Socialism engulfs Europe, Mary realizes she must find a way to get her family out of Latvia, and she spends frenetic months chasing vague promises and false rumors of hope. Pregnant again, after having submitted to two wrenching back-room abortions, and still unmarried, Mary faces both single motherhood and the devastating possibility of losing her entire Eastern European family. Drawing on family stories and documents, as well as her own tireless research, Lillian Faderman has reconstructed an engrossing and essential chapter in the history of women, of workers, of Jews, and of the Holocaust as immigrants experienced it from American shores.

My Mother s Choice

My Mother s Choice
Author: Ali Mercer
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-07-29
ISBN: 1838886915
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother s Choice Book Excerpt:

I’d always thought they kept quiet about her because they were sad. But what if it was because they were guilty? I watch them at the school gates, all the mothers with their daughters. I see the hugs and all those thoughtful little adjustments to scarves and ponytails. How their love seems to overflow, they have so much of it to give. And then I walk home to my aunt’s cold house, where there are a hundred rules for me to follow and only a single photograph of my mother to look at. She is never spoken about in this house. They tell me that it will be easier if I don’t think about her. It is strange though, isn’t it? That I know nothing about my own mother? But they don’t know about the diary I’ve found up in the loft. Maybe they even forgot it was there. It doesn’t matter anymore if they won’t tell me anything. Because within these pages is what I’ve waited fourteen years to find out. And maybe some things I wish I could forget. All I wanted was to bring our family closer together, but could what I find tear us apart instead? A heart-breaking and powerful novel about family secrets and how we live with decisions we never thought we would have to make. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kate Hewitt and Amanda Prowse. What readers are saying about Ali Mercer: ‘Heartbreaking and heart-warming… A powerful family domestic drama filled with emotion and secrets… A captivating story that kept me hooked until the end.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely gripping and emotional… More family drama than a prime-time soap opera!!… This instantly hooks you.’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was intrigued immediately… An emotional rollercoaster where you are not let off until the final page… Make sure you have the tissues handy!’ Once Upon a Time Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Such a compelling read. An affecting story, allowing readers to be drawn into the delicate lives of these characters… a superb read.’ Robin Loves Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A family drama that will tug at your heart. Filled with secrets, lies, deceit, and finally forgiveness… A page turner that had me captivated from the start. Great read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely fantastic, had me gripped!!! Loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow… I HAD to see how this emotional read would end… There was great character development… twists and turns that took me by surprise!’ Steph and Chris’s Book Review ‘Grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go. It is well written and full of emotions. This is a “Must Read”!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely brilliant and had me gripped from cover to cover! Would highly recommend!’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘Compelling. Heart-breaking. An evocative story that left its imprint. I highly recommend this book.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Ali Mercer writes with heart and soul… Secrets abound and the reader won't know them all until the end. A definite for your TBR list!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very emotional. Sure to pull at your heart… make sure you have got tissues… very beautifully written… a must read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Excellent book… Could not put the book down. A real page turner. This book is a must.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My Passionate Mother

My Passionate Mother
Author: Judy Feiffer
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2005-06-28
ISBN: 0345484460
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Passionate Mother Book Excerpt:

The most frugal fishermen on the island of Pequod couldn’t resist throwing money at the bewitching young girl who sang and danced in the streets for change, and when Finn and Joe befriended the penniless Claire, little did they realize they would forever be enthralled. Gentle, goodhearted Finn fell deeply in love with her, though she was obsessed by his best friend, Joe, a moody writer who repressed his own desire in order to protect Finn from being hurt. There seemed no choice but for the three to enter into an arrangement. Finn offered Claire stability and family, while Joe would be her soul mate and lover, and they all would remain loyal. But Joe knew their love triangle was too hot for the island to handle, so he left for Boston to save them all from the furor of love run amok. In this strange world of love and lust, Finn and Claire’s daughter, Joely, is a soundboard for her mother’s guilt, her romantic obsession. She listens to stories she is too young to understand and yearns for a mother who will simply let her be a child. Yet each month she goes with Claire to the dock to wait for Joe, and her adolescent heart leaps excitedly at the sight of the dark-haired, handsome man who is her mother’s raging passion—and her own, as well. From acclaimed author Judy Feiffer comes her finest book to date, a beautiful and unconventional love story played out on a tiny seafaring island off the North Atlantic coast. Feiffer depicts the simple, endearing moments of childhood friendship and the subsequent ill-fated but inevitable loss of innocence. My Passionate Mother is a sensual, disturbing portrayal of four people possessed by love.

My Mother The Liar

My Mother  The Liar
Author: Ann Troup
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-12
ISBN: 0008181217
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother The Liar Book Excerpt:

Every family has a secret...

A Gift of Love

A Gift of Love
Author: Linda Della Donna
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1480804002
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gift of Love Book Excerpt:

Like two chips in a cookie, Linda and Ed Sclier were rolling happily along in their marriage-only to have everything come undone when Ed was diagnosed with cancer. Less than a year later, he died, turning Linda's world upside down. In A Gift of Love, she narrates her grief journey, shares the highlights of the wonderful man she fell in love with and married, describes the love they shared, and tells about the woman she has become since her soul mate died. While tracing a golden thread of treasured memories, A Gift of Love shares the struggles of a dying man, his untimely death, and his widow's deepest sorrows. Telling the story of their lives and her sorrow with grace and honesty, Linda gives a step-by-step accounting of love, loss, and the celebration of her soul mate's end, while marking her new beginning. More than fulfilling the promise she made to her husband on his deathbed to write his story, this memoir teaches life's valuable lesson: when you lose a spouse, life goes on-and love does live forever. Most of all, it acts as a reminder that though life can change suddenly, each one of us possesses the power to decide to accept the unthinkable.

My Mother s Secret World II

My Mother s Secret World  II
Author: Flora E. (Mercer) Fillmore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Captains and the Kings

Captains and the Kings
Author: Taylor Caldwell
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN: 1504039017
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captains and the Kings Book Excerpt:

New York Times Bestseller: Sweeping from the 1850s through the early 1920s, this towering family saga examines the price of ambition and power. Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years old when he gets his first glimpse of the promised land of America through a dirty porthole in steerage on an Irish immigrant ship. His long voyage, dogged by tragedy, ends not in the great city of New York but in the bigoted, small town of Winfield, Pennsylvania, where his younger brother, Sean, and his infant sister, Regina, are sent to an orphanage. Joseph toils at whatever work will pay a living wage and plans for the day he can take his siblings away from St. Agnes’s Orphanage and make a home for them all. Joseph’s journey will catapult him to the highest echelons of power and grant him entry into the most elite political circles. Even as misfortune continues to follow the Armagh family like an ancient curse, Joseph takes his revenge against the uncaring world that once took everything from him. He orchestrates his eldest son Rory’s political ascent from the offspring of an Irish immigrant to US senator. And Joseph will settle for nothing less than the pinnacle of glory: seeing his boy crowned the first Catholic president of the United States. Spanning seventy years, Captains and the Kings, which was adapted into an eight-part television miniseries, is Taylor Caldwell’s masterpiece about nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America, and the grit, ambition, fortitude, and sheer hubris it takes for an immigrant to survive and thrive in a dynamic new land.

Mother Queens and Princely Sons

Mother Queens and Princely Sons
Author: S. Ray
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2012-10-15
ISBN: 1137003804
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother Queens and Princely Sons Book Excerpt:

This study explores representations of the Madonna and Child in early modern culture. It considers the mother and son as a conceptual, religio-political unit and examines the ways in which that unit was embodied and performed. Of primary interest is the way mothers derived agency from bearing incipient rulers.

Woman of God

Woman of God
Author: James Patterson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 1473536251
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woman of God Book Excerpt:

St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen. The world is watching as massive crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new Pope. It's a turning point that could change the Catholic Church for ever, as one of the rumoured candidates, Brigid Fitzgerald, would be the first female Pope in history. But Brigid has made a legion of powerful enemies and is a target for all those who fear that the Church has lost its way – dangerous adversaries who won’t accept challenges to tradition. Locked in a deadly, high-stakes battle with forces determined to undermine her, Brigid must confront her enemies before she loses everything... including her life.

Mother

Mother
Author: Herb Galewitz
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2012-09-19
ISBN: 0486110168
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother Book Excerpt:

Quotes, sayings, and musings on motherhood — from the Roman poet Virgil to comedienne Phyllis Diller. Includes words by Shakespeare, Sophocles, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Victor Hugo, Napoleon, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and many others.

Legba s Crossing

Legba s Crossing
Author: Heather Russell
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0820338796
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legba s Crossing Book Excerpt:

In Haiti, Papa Legba is the spirit whose permission must be sought to communicate with the spirit world. He stands at and for the crossroads of language, interpretation, and form and is considered to be like the voice of a god. InLegba’s Crossing, Heather Russell examines how writers from the United States and the anglophone Caribbean challenge conventional Western narratives through innovative use, disruption, and reconfiguration of form. Russell’s in-depth analysis of the work of James Weldon Johnson, Audre Lorde, Michelle Cliff, Earl Lovelace, and John Edgar Wideman is framed in light of the West African aesthetic principle ofàshe, a quality ascribed to art that transcends the prescribed boundaries of form.Àsheis linked to the characteristics of improvisation and flexibility that are central to jazz and other art forms. Russell argues that African Atlantic writers self-consciously and self-reflexively manipulate dominant forms that prescribe a certain trajectory of, for example, enlightenment, civilization, or progress. She connects this seemingly postmodern meta-analysis to much older West African philosophy and its African Atlantic iterations, which she calls “the Legba Principle.”

Haunted Secrets

Haunted Secrets
Author: Sandra Labruce
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2009-10
ISBN: 1449035418
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haunted Secrets Book Excerpt:

A forgotten land, a lost heritage and a forbidden love lay in limbo, for over a century. A determined spirit has been waiting to reveal the ominous truth. A family is a out to release the unknown and give the liberations it yearns for. Vivian inherits a mysterious house from her demised mother. All family members with any relations to her have long since died, and so it seems there is no one to answer her many questions. As she begins the quest for knowledge, unsettling spirits will not let her rest. Her determination becomes a mission to unveil the truth of the past. She learns her Great Grandfather built the old mansion and hid many dark secrets between the walls. Shame, guilt and humiliation brought him to do the unthinkable. Slaves and relatives of the long ago past battle for freedom, only Vivian has the willpower to be unswerving and set them free. Could it be true, did it happen? The answer is yes, I am sure it did. It is a tale our ancestors did not want us to know, yours and mine. The names and the places may be different, but just the same, I am sure it probably happened this way. Relive the secrets that our ancestors buried in the past. A window of the present reveals a passage to the past.