Description : This moving account of loss, grief, healing, and spiritual awakening is written and narrated by three individuals: Louise Brandson, Laura Brandson, and Rhiann Hosking. It traces the aftermath of the sudden death, in a horrific automobile accident, of a central figure in the three authors' lives - a husband, father, and grandfather, respectively. This book as well, is an empowering account of the journey through domestic abuse and ultimate triumphant over the life altering effects experienced by author Laura Brandson and family. Each individual describes her path from the initial shock through the grieving process toward healing and spiritual awakening. This work will appeal to those who have lost a loved one or lived through domestic abuse, and are searching for solace. At it's heart, this work explores the beautiful and mystical nature of life and life after death.
Description : The story of three princesses with glass hearts. One got broken; one was badly cracked; but the heart that belonged to the youngest princess stayed intact, thanks to a young man who loved her enough to learn about glass. Sally Gardner has chosen to set the book in long-ago Venice. Every bit as original in its approach as THE FAIRY CATALOGUE, and told in her own unique and enchanting voice, it is a delicious story of love and kindness that has something for everyone whose heart was ever touched.
Description : Cedrine Linstor thought there was no surviving a lost love until it happened to her. Her father's stroke had taken him away forever, and her mother had to work extra hours having little time to spend with her. The only one she could turn to were her childhood friends, Isaiah and Greg. Isaiah's disability was shortly recognized by his teacher. His parents made the difficult decision to send him to a boarding school hours away where there was a specialized instructor. Greg Merisotti worked at the horse ranch where Cedrine and Isaiah kept their mares, until a seminary graduate asked Greg to watch over his church. Greg had an epiphany there, which he shared with the young priest. The priest requested he attend a mission and look for God's signs to help figure out his future. Cedrine had no one, until she began receiving anonymous love letters. At first it gave her hope, but as the letters kept coming with each clue leading nowhere, she wanted to give up her search until she got an astounding idea. Will you be able to figure it out before Cedrine does? Let's find out!
Description : The Heart in the Glass Jar begins with one man's literal heart (that of a prominent statesman in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico) but is truly about the hearts, bodies, legal entanglements, and letters--as both symbols and material objects--of northern Mexicans from the 1860s through the 1930s. William E. French's innovative study of courtship practice and family formation examines love letters of everyday folk within the framework of literacy studies and explores how love letters functioned culturally and legally. French begins by situating love letters in the context of the legal system, which protected the moral order of families and communities and also perpetuated the gender order--the foundation of power structures in Mexican society. He then examines reading and writing practices in the communities that the letters came from: mining camps, villages, small towns, and the "passionate public sphere" that served as the wider social context for the love letters and crimes of passion. Finally, French considers "sentimental anatomy," the eyes, hearts, souls, and wills of novios (men and women in courting relationships), that the letters gave voice to and helped bring into being. In the tradition of Carlo Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worms and Natalie Zemon Davis's The Return of Martin Guerre, French connects intimate lives to the broader cultural moment, providing a rich and complex cultural history from the intersection of love and law.
Description : Glass Heart of an Innocent is that of a young woman who went out into the world at the tender age of eighteen, filled with wild hopes and dreams, who soon found out that not everything was fairy tales and romance. Glass Heart of an Innocent is a book of poetry filled with her life experiences, her lovers and crushes, and the heartache she suffered for being an innocent in a not-so-innocent world. Of her gathered wisdom and even mistakes, she has come to regret; her poetry is a window to her delicate, broken heart. Knowing she was not alone in the world, she has decided to share her many experiences in hopes of helping other young men and women through their heartaches and experiences. And letting them know that through all the trials and tribulations, true love is still out there and encourage all to never give up searching for that special someone.
Description : Heart of Glass is a pacy literary thriller set in the 1980s’ disco era. It is exotic and noirish popular fiction. Li-an is a con artist and talented Chinese American musician in Chicago’s Chinatown. With accomplice Dallas, she drugs and robs rich guys in bars. Dallas is caught. Li-An wants to come clean. Chicago, 4 November 1980, US elections night. America is celebrating Reagan's win over Carter. She accepts a piano-playing job in Macau offered by Italian restaurant businessman Paolo. She gets to live luxuriously in a Portuguese colonial gothic mansion. She meets New York DJ Ben, her crush, her nemesis and a compulsive gambler in the Macau casinos. He says she’s being exploited. When he overhears that Paolo has left her all his assets, he plots to kill Paolo so they can cut a recording deal in New York. But will it work? Will she ever escape?
Description : When magazine writer Kate Donovan is assigned to profile the building and architectural firm of her first and only love, she heads back to the South Carolina Low Country to face the demons she left behind. Nothing about Danny Flannery’s life is what Kate thought it would be, and as the truth is revealed she longs for a big fat do-over. Danny’s made a success of his building firm but is hesitant to participate in a flashy magazine spread. He’s dead-set against it when he realizes the journalist sent to interview him is the only woman he’s ever loved and lost. Under pressure from his business partner, Danny agrees to sit down for an interview with the girl he once knew as Kat Fordham and realizes her name isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Everything he thought was true about the past is a lie. When Danny discovers Kate still wears the heart-shaped, sea glass necklace he made for her years ago, they clear the air and their passion reignites. But Kate’s still keeping secrets to protect their fragile new relationship. With her family estranged and her career on the line, will she come clean before Danny finds out the truth, and can Danny risk his heart again for the only woman he’s ever loved? Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Second Chance Romance, Southern Romance, Romance, Women's Fiction