Secrets of a Charmed Life

Secrets of a Charmed Life
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN: 0451419928
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of a Charmed Life Book Excerpt:

The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...

Secrets of a Charmed Life

Secrets of a Charmed Life
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN: 1101625554
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of a Charmed Life Book Excerpt:

The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...

Secrets of a Charmed Life A Novel By Susan Meissner Conversation Starters

Secrets of a Charmed Life  A Novel By Susan Meissner   Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of a Charmed Life A Novel By Susan Meissner Conversation Starters Book Excerpt:

Secrets of a Charmed Life: A Novel by Susan Meissner | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: A 7-year-old desperately wants to keep her sister and does what she thinks is right. A 15-year-old is determined to take responsibility for her growth and development and does what she thinks is right. A mother, father, sister, and brother all do what they think is right; and one fateful night, the sky explodes and a blitz of bombings that lasts for weeks begins. The repercussions of that night—the pain, loneliness, loss, regret, and death—play out over 20 years… Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner is a beautifully written tale of life’s choices and their consequences. Readers come face to face with how small actions create lasting ripples that ebb and flow through time, and eventually, everyone has to face their choices. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and its world come alive, and even after the last page of the book is closed, the story still lives on, inciting questions and curiosity. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into this world that continues to lives on. These questions can be used to… Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Secrets of a Charmed Life. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Summary of Secrets of a Charmed Life

Summary of Secrets of a Charmed Life
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Idreambooks
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 9781945251788
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Secrets of a Charmed Life Book Excerpt:

Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner | Summary & Analysis Secrets of a Charmed Life is the story of how two young sisters survived World War II in London.In 2015, at Stow-on-the-Wold in the English countryside, Kendra Van Zant, a history major, interviews ninety-three year old Isabel MacFarland. Kendra quickly realizes Isabel is not her subject's real name, nor is she ninety-three. Isabel, a well-known artist, tells Kendra the tale of two young girls living in London just before the beginning, in the spring of 1940, of the strategic bombing campaign by the Germans against London that became known as the Blitz. The story centers on fifteen year old, Emmy, and seven year old, Julia... This companion to Secrets of a Charmed Life includes:Summary of the bookCharacter AnalysisA Discussion on Themesand much more!

Creating a Charmed Life

Creating a Charmed Life
Author: Victoria Moran
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061861774
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating a Charmed Life Book Excerpt:

How Does She Do It? We all know-and envy-women who appear to live "charmed" lives. They seem to unhurriedly and effortlessly manage the whirlwind of their busy lives with grace and poise. Good things happen to them, and their lives are filled with serendipity, joy, and prosperity. But it's not a matter of luck, according to Victoria Moran; a charmed life isn't something that happens to you-it's something you create! In Creating a Charmed Life, Victoria Moran unveils practical, spiritual secrets for expanding your capacity to love, know, and experience a fuller, richer life. Her insight, humor, and unassailable wisdom shine through each page to illuminate the magic in all our lives. Relish the calm Create miracles Nurture your dreams Savor simplicity Invite adventure Nourish your spirit

NY Times Best Sellers 2015

NY Times Best Sellers 2015
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2015-09-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NY Times Best Sellers 2015 Book Excerpt:

Missed out on the New York Times Best Sellers? Get this bundle now! It has a collection of Summaries & Analysis on 25 Latest Fiction New York Times Best Sellers. Below is the list of books you will get in this bundle: 1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee | Summary & Analysis 2. The Bourbon Kings: by J.R. Ward | Summary & Analysis 3. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins | Summary & Analysis 4. Circling the Sun: by Paula McLain | Summary & Analysis 5. The Marriage of Opposites: by Alice Hoffman | Summary & Analysis 6. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll | Summary & Analysis 7. The Martian by Andy Weir | Summary & Analysis 8. Grey by E L James | Summary & Analysis 9. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | Summary & Analysis 10. Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner | Summary & Analysis 11. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen | Summary & Analysis 12. The Nightingale: by Kristin Hannah | Summary & Analysis 13. The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand | Summary & Analysis 14. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume | Summary & Analysis 15. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant | Summary & Analysis 16. Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani | Summary & Analysis 17. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson | Summary & Analysis 18. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler | Summary & Analysis 19. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng | Summary & Analysis 20. Wreckage by Emily Bleeker | Summary & Analysis 21. Private Vegas: by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro | Summary & Analysis 22. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison | Summary & Analysis 23. The Fifth Gospel: by Ian Caldwell | Summary & Analysis 24. Still Alice by Lisa Genova | Summary & Analysis 25. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters | Summary & Analysis Inside each Instaread Summary & Analysis • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Catching the Wind

Catching the Wind
Author: Melanie Dobson
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1496424786
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catching the Wind Book Excerpt:

When Daniel Knight was thirteen, he and ten-year-old Brigitte Berthold escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. For more than seventy years he has vowed to find Brigitte. Now a wealthy old man, his final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. Quenby is wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel's lawyer, Lucas Hough, but the lure of Brigitte's story is too much to resist. They follow a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.

A Charmed Life

A Charmed Life
Author: Francis Bridger
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002-09-17
ISBN: 038550666X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Charmed Life Book Excerpt:

In this enlightening look at J.K. Rowling's phenomenal bestsellers, a Christian minister illuminates the powerful, positive message Harry Potter and his magical world bring to readers of all ages. Potter fever has swept the world and shows no signs of abating. The books and the recent movie have attracted millions of followers and fans, all of them eagerly awaiting the next installments. Along with the widespread enjoyment and appreciation of Harry Potter and his friendships, however, criticism of the series has also emerged. The opposition has focused on two issues; the darkness of the novels and their apparent endorsement of witchcraft and the occult. In A Charmed Life, Francis Bridger, a theologian and pastor, argues that far from promoting the dark arts, the Potter books are firmly based in Christian values, and offer valuable insights into our characters, our relationships, our priorities, and our spirituality. Taking readers on an entertaining tour of Potterworld, Bridger shows that each adventure presents new ways of expressing and exploring key spiritual issues, from the meaning of justice, to the need to confront fears, to the debilitating effects of evil. As Harry and his friends deal with one another, face their enemies, cope with their variously dysfunctional families, and experience the common problems of growing up, Bridger demonstrates, it is their intrinsic human goodness, love, and friendship--not wizardry or magic--that allows them to triumph over evil.

The Secrets of De Courcy Square

The Secrets of De Courcy Square
Author: Ann O'Loughlin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN: 1409183394
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secrets of De Courcy Square Book Excerpt:

What if your life was built on a lie...? When Cora Gartland learns that long-term partner, Jack, has been killed in a car crash in Ireland her world falls apart. But she soon discovers that there was another woman in the car: a wife he'd never told her about. Devastated, she flies to Dublin to try to make sense of Jack's secret life. As she grieves, Cora must find the truth and a way to move forward. But what else was Jack keeping from her and how will she survive this betrayal...? Praise for Ann O' Loughlin 'An addictive page-turner with plenty of unexpected twists and reveals in store' READER'S DIGEST 'A moving tale of loss, love and redemption' BELLA MAGAZINE 'Deftly written, moving and courageous' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Unputdownable' KATE KERRIGAN 'Romantic...[but] scandals lie in wait' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'A highly engaging debut you will want to dive into' SUNDAY INDEPENDENT, IRELAND 'A lovely story of two women with the courage to confront the injustices of the past' KATHLEEN MACMAHON

Charmed Life 3 Libby s Sweet Surprise

Charmed Life  3  Libby s Sweet Surprise
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN: 0545605164
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charmed Life 3 Libby s Sweet Surprise Book Excerpt:

Four best friends, one lucky bracelet, and an utterly charming new middle-grade series! When she's not hanging out at her family's sweets shop, Libby loves walking her dog. Especially since she always meets the most interesting people -- like Cedric, who's her age and also has a dog. They become fast friends, until Libby finds out his family are the new owners of a competing store! Libby tries to keep her family's business a secret, because she really likes Cedric and wants to be his friend. But the secrets start adding up, and Libby needs the charm bracelet she shares with her besties to bring her some luck . . . right now!

Charmed Life 4 Hannah s Bright Star

Charmed Life  4  Hannah s Bright Star
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN: 0545605172
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charmed Life 4 Hannah s Bright Star Book Excerpt:

Four best friends, one lucky bracelet, and an utterly charming new middle-grade series! It's finally Hannah's turn to wear the lucky charm bracelet -- and not a moment too soon! Hannah's parents have a surprise for her, and she's sure it's her dream come true: a horse of her own. Instead, they've gotten her a mule! Everyone says she can still ride the mule, even in the 4-H parade, but how silly will that look? Hannah is so embarrassed, and she needs the luck from her Cabin 7 BFFs' charm bracelet more than ever!

A Charmed Life

A Charmed Life
Author: Jenny B. Jones
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 978
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1401686885
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Charmed Life Book Excerpt:

Details the adventures of sixteen year-old Bella, forced to move to Oklahoma after her mother remarries, as she relies on her faith to solve mysteries.

Sealed with a Secret

Sealed with a Secret
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN: 0545907373
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sealed with a Secret Book Excerpt:

When Phoebe finds a beautiful antique at a flea market, she's not sure whether it's as valuable as it looks. But inside she discovers something truly amazing a letter written during World War II, from a young girl to her sister who's been evacuated from London. The letter includes a "spell" for bringing people closer together: a list of clues leading all through the city. Each stop along the way adds up to magic. Phoebe is stunned. Not only has she found a priceless piece of history, the letter is exactly what she needs -- she's also separated from her sister, though not by distance. Alice leaves for university soon, but in the meantime, she wants nothing to do with Phoebe. They used to be so close. Now that Phoebe has this magical list, maybe she can fix everything! That is, unless she accidentally makes everything worse instead... From the author of My Secret Guide to Paris comes an unforgettable trip through London, with secret treasures around every corner!

Lady in Waiting

Lady in Waiting
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN: 0307458849
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady in Waiting Book Excerpt:

Love is a choice you make every day. Content in her comfortable marriage of twenty-two years, Jane Lindsay never expected to watch her husband, Brad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him, or the course of events that follow Brad’s departure. Jane finds an old ring in a box of relics from a British jumble sale and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one recognizable word: Jane. Feeling an instant connection to the mysterious ring bearing her namesake, Jane begins a journey to learn more about the ring—and perhaps about herself. ~ In the sixteenth-century, Lucy Day becomes the dressmaker to Lady Jane Grey, an innocent young woman whose fate seems to be controlled by a dangerous political and religious climate, one threatening to deny her true love and pursuit of her own interests. As the stories of both Janes dovetail through the journey of one ring, it becomes clear that each woman has far more influence over her life than she once imagined. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face.

A Charmed Life

A Charmed Life
Author: Trevor Summons
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2015-08-05
ISBN: 1491771763
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Charmed Life Book Excerpt:

With no particular talent the writer explains how he stumbled into a profession that eventually and surprisingly worked out to his benefit. Children of the immediate post war era were expected to be seen and not heard which only added to an innate shyness; not the best formula for the world of sales where front was considered to be de rigueur. Nonetheless with little else available in careers this Mecca of the unskilled did at least offer some financial inducements. As a result success eventually arrived with considerable help from an important and timely mentor. Having been given the opportunity to travel around the world, immigration to the USA gave the writer a further chance for betterment. Along the way opinions were formed and ideas created to eventually turn into what now seems to have been a charmed life.

Creative Minds Charmed Lives

Creative Minds  Charmed Lives
Author: Yu Kiang Leong
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9814317586
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Minds Charmed Lives Book Excerpt:

This book features interviews of 38 eminent mathematicians and mathematical scientists who were invited to participate in the programs of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore. Originally published in its newsletter Imprints from 2003 to 2009, these interviews give a fascinating and insightful glimpse into the passion driving some of the most creative minds in modern research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, economics and engineering. The reader is drawn into a panorama of the past and present development of some of the ideas that have revolutionized modern science and mathematics. This book should be relevant to those who are interested in the history and psychology of ideas. It should provide motivation, inspiration and guidance to students who aspire to do research and to beginning researchers who are looking for career niches. For those who wish to be broadly educated, it is informative without delving into excessive technical details and is, at the same time, thought provoking enough to arouse their curiosity to learn more about the world around them.

Charmed Life 1 Caitlin s Lucky Charm

Charmed Life  1  Caitlin s Lucky Charm
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN: 0545605148
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charmed Life 1 Caitlin s Lucky Charm Book Excerpt:

Four best friends, one lucky bracelet, and an utterly charming new middle-grade series! Caitlin would stay at summer camp forever if she could. Her new best friends in the world, Hannah, Mia, and Libby are there. And at home? Everything's different: Her dad is worried he might be losing his job; her mom is repainting the whole house and making the kids volunteer at a soup kitchen; and Caitlin is starting sixth grade at a new school, where none of the girls are as fun or friendly as her Cabin 7 BFFs. But Caitlin has a good-luck charm -- or a good-luck charm bracelet anyway. The Cabin 7 girls bought it together, and Caitlin is taking the first turn wearing it. She's sure it will help turn her luck around . . . but when?

Jennifer Price Lives a Charmed Life

Jennifer Price Lives a Charmed Life
Author: Mindy Klasky
Publsiher: Peabridge Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2022-11-29
ISBN: 1950184536
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jennifer Price Lives a Charmed Life Book Excerpt:

"The characters are fresh, the plot is fast, the humor is great, and the sex is muy caliente!"—Reader PB Personal assistant Jen Price is eager to start her new job on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, supporting temperamental chef Noah Ryder as he judges a blockbuster reality TV cooking show. Jen, a widow, has a private mission to complete at the beach by Christmas Eve, and nothing will stop her. Not a coronavirus quarantine. Not Noah’s volatile public persona. Not the show’s producer, who seems determined to drive Jen from the set. Not even the secrets she confides in her diary, reliving past shame and regret. Soon, Jen and Noah's simmering attraction is tested by vegan Thanksgiving, the world's ugliest charm bracelet, and a possessed elevator. With their relationship boiling over, how do Jen and Noah avoid getting burned? Previously published as The F Word. The Women's Work Series includes: Katie McIntyre Hits a Home Run Jennifer Price Lives a Charmed Life Emily Holcomb Bakes a New Cake If you like romantic women's fiction (or romantic comedy or romcom or rom com) with a reality TV show about cooking and baking (sort of like GBBO and GBBS) especially ones with an office romance between a boss and an employee, where the employee is a widow and the couple is in forced proximity for the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) in North Carolina, on the Outer Banks, all set during the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic and its quarantine (lockdown), then this is the book for you! 112922mkm

A Charmed Life The Ashland Witches Book 1

A Charmed Life  The Ashland Witches  Book 1
Author: Jea Hawkins
Publsiher: Wicked Hearts Publishing
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018-01-20
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Charmed Life The Ashland Witches Book 1 Book Excerpt:

Can love tame wanderlust? Fiona thought she knew what she wanted in life: travel, excitement, and a new lover every week. Everything changes when she loses her father unexpectedly. Returning to the Midwest, she reunites with her best friends, a circle of elemental witches whose talents balance one another’s. Though she’s eager to settle her affairs and resume her journey, Fiona meets someone who gives her a reason to stay – Gabrielle, a gorgeous bartender and fellow witch. Piece by piece, Fiona builds a new life, one she hopes to share with Gabe. But it turns out Fiona isn’t the only one with ghosts to put to rest. Will they be able to release the past, so they can they weave the magick of their present lives together? This is a lightly paranormal lesbian romance about two good witches falling in love.

As Bright as Heaven

As Bright as Heaven
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 0399585982
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As Bright as Heaven Book Excerpt:

From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, telling the story of a family reborn through loss and love. In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters—Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa—a chance at a better life. But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without—and what they are willing to do about it. As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.