The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Abacus
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN: 9780349141039
Category: Botswana
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine Book Excerpt:

Mma Ramotswe is not one to sit about. Her busy life as the proprietress of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency gives her little time for relaxation. Nonetheless, she is persuaded by her co-director Mma Makutsi to take a holiday. But Mma Ramotswe finds it impossible to resist the temptation to interfere with the agency's cases - secretly, she intends . . . This leads her to delve into the past of a man whose reputation has been called into question. It also leads her to an orphan named Samuel. Meanwhile, Violet Sephotho, Mma Makutsi's arch-enemy, has had the temerity to set up a new secretarial college - one that aims to rival that great institution, the Botswana Secretarial College. Will she get her comeuppance? It will be a close-run thing.

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 0345808657
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine Book Excerpt:

In this installment of the beloved and best-selling series, Mma Ramotswe must contend with her greatest challenge yet--a vacation! Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel's sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation. Despite this unexpected diversion, Mma Ramotswe still finds herself concerned about how the agency is faring in her absence. Her worries grow when she hears that Mma Makutsi is handling a new and rather complicated case. A well-respected Botswanan politician is up for a major public honour, and his reputation is now being called into question by his rivals. The man's daughter has contacted the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to investigate these troubling claims, but, as in so many cases, all is not as it seems. In the end, the investigation will affect everyone at the agency and will also serve as a reminder that ordinary human failings should be treated with a large helping of charity and compassion.

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 0804169918
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine Book Excerpt:

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Precious Ramotswe, the esteemed proprietor of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, now faces her greatest challenge yet: a vacation! Business is slow at the agency—so slow in fact that, for the first time in her distinguished career, Mma Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The week of uninterrupted peace is cut short, however, when she meets Samuel, a wayward young boy with a troubled past. Moreover, Mma Ramotswe can’t help but wonder how the agency is faring in her absence. Her worries grow when she discovers that Mma Makutsi is handling a rather delicate case. Ultimately, the situation will require Mma Ramotswe to draw upon her kindness, generosity, and good sense, and will serve to remind them all that ordinary human failings should be treated with a large helping of charity and compassion.

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
Author: Alexander Smith,Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Large Print Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 9781594138959
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyBusiness is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so Mma Makutsi persuades Mma Ramotswe to take her first-ever holiday. When a new client arrives just as she's about to depart, Mma Ramotswe almost cancels her trip. But Mma Makutsi is adamant that she and Charlie have the situation in hand.

Old College Flames Rekindled A Tale of Lust and Longing

Old College Flames Rekindled  A Tale of Lust and Longing
Author: Brock Swanson
Publsiher: CDH Publishing
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2023-01-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old College Flames Rekindled A Tale of Lust and Longing Book Excerpt:

When Mitchell and Richard reunite with their old college classmate Chuck, they never could have expected the fiery passions that would be reignited. As they succumb to their long-held fantasies and desires, they find themselves falling down a rabbit hole of lust and infatuation. But as they navigate this complex web of emotion, they soon discover that love and pain often go hand in hand. Follow these three men as they explore the depths of their deepest desires and learn to navigate the choppy waters of love and relationships. With steamy encounters and a cast of unforgettable characters, Old College Flames Rekindled is a tantalizing and emotional rollercoaster that you won't be able to put down. Will Mitchell and Richard's bond be strong enough to survive the trials and temptations that come their way, or will Chuck's presence threaten to tear them apart? Find out in this captivating and seductive tale of love, lust, and maybe more.

Noah Built His Ark In The Sunshine

Noah Built His Ark In The Sunshine
Author: Rev. James W. Moore
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2003-08-01
ISBN: 1426723369
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Noah Built His Ark In The Sunshine Book Excerpt:

Noah built his ark on a sunny day; trusting in God, he prepared in advance for the storm that was to come. He didn't wait until the last minute. He used the sunny days to get himself ready. He used those bright days to build up the resources he would need when the rain and the floods came later. In his story, we learn many important things about his faith, gratitude, and spiritual strength. But the question is, "How do we get there? How do we reach that level of spiritual maturity? That kind of faith and spiritual maturity doesn't just happen overnight. We have to build it! We have to work at the faith, practice it, express it, study it, share it. And as we do, our faith will grow, and our gratitude will deepen, and we too will be able to pray, "Lord, whatever this day may bring, you are here, you are in it, you are with us, so may your name be praised!"

Jumping in the Sunshine

Jumping in the Sunshine
Author: Terri R. Johnson
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2013-02-27
ISBN: 1479798436
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jumping in the Sunshine Book Excerpt:

This book of poetry expresses how to find peace in your life after going through obstacles. The poems in this book are considered my happy poems and are full of empowerment and growth. This book is the conclusion to my first book of poems which concentrated on the difficult struggles in my life. This journey has given me a higher level of faith, love and the importance of community.

A Bad Day for Sunshine

A Bad Day for Sunshine
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 034942716X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bad Day for Sunshine Book Excerpt:

'Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun' Allison Brennan _____________ Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, strong cups of coffee - and, now, a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff, expecting nothing more than a quiet ride. But now a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of this is reminding Sunshine why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that the trouble at her daughter's new school, plus a kidnapped rooster named Puff Daddy, and, well, the forecast looks anything but sunny. But even clouds have their silver linings. This one's got Levi, Sunshine's sexy, almost-old flame, and Quincy Cooper, a fiery-hot US Marshall. With temperatures rising everywhere she turns, Del Sol's normally cool-minded sheriff is finding herself knee-deep in drama and danger. Can Sunshine face the call of duty - and find the kidnapper who's terrorising her beloved hometown - without falling head over high heels in love . . . or worse? 'A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us' Lee Child 'From the creative genius who brought you Charley Davidson comes your newest obsession: Sunshine Vicram. Mother. Sheriff. Warden of weird' Susan Donovan

Her Reality His Loss

Her Reality His Loss
Author: P.D. Chisholm
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2015-01-17
ISBN: 1312418761
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Reality His Loss Book Excerpt:

Trying to eliminate a man from her past, Sunshine travels to a beautiful island with her mother, cousin, and best friends for some fun in the sun. Only to find a pleasant surprise awaiting her. ""Her Reality, His Loss"" with all it's twists and turns, it's drama and chaos will take you on an adventurous journey. Don't be surprised when you find yourself talking to the characters in this book and realize that you know someone like one of these individuals.

By Way of Water

By Way of Water
Author: Charlotte Gullick
Publsiher: Santa Fe Writers Project
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1939650038
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

By Way of Water Book Excerpt:

A unique look at the Jehovah Witnesses in the rural western United States and the logging industry in Northern California during the 1970s, By Way of Water addresses the devastating effects of poverty on rural families. Struggling to feed their children in an unforgiving California forest when there are no logging jobs to be found, Jake and Dale Colby make personal vows that only make matters worse. Jake will not accept help from the government or his neighbors, and Dale won't allow him to hunt, believing her faith will sustain them. But one other member of the family makes a promise to herself. Seven-year-old Justy believes that she alone can hold the family together, even when her father's violence resurfaces. With a clear insight and the deepest empathy, Justy isolates the stark realities around her, even as she dreams with her mother of a safe world that only God can promise.

What Government Can Do

What Government Can Do
Author: Benjamin I. Page,James R. Simmons
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2002-04-15
ISBN: 9780226644820
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Government Can Do Book Excerpt:

"What Government Can Do argues that federal, state, and local governments can and should do a great deal. Benjamin I. Page and James R. Simmons detail what programs have worked and how they can be improved, while introducing the general reader to the fundamentals of social insurance programs such as Social Security and Medicaid, tax structures, minimum wage laws, educational programs, and the concept of "basic needs." Through their discussions of high-profile campaign plans, proposals, successes, and failures, they have written a readable, optimistic, and clear-headed book on government and poverty. And they find that, contrary to popular belief, government policies already do, in fact, help alleviate poverty and economic inequality. Often these policies work far more effectively and efficiently than people realize, and in ways that enhance freedom rather than infringe on it. At the same time, Page and Simmons show how even more could be - and should be - accomplished." --Book Jacket.

Journey of An American Muslim

Journey of An American Muslim
Author: A. Opio Masud
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2010-09-10
ISBN: 145207450X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey of An American Muslim Book Excerpt:

Journey of an American Muslim is an epic journey into the life of the author. It's a biography that is uncompromising in its authenticity and honesty. Muslims and non-Muslims will appreciate its candor as the author shares his experiences in the four phases of his development into his life as a Muslim in America. In this book you will discover: -The major influences that encouraged the Author to study and later become a Muslim. -How the Author transitioned from being a very "zealous" Muslim in the beginning; to discovering "spirituality" while taking more risks in his practice of the Muslim life; to becoming an open minded "truth seeker" who happens to be Muslim. -In candid detail how the Author survived multiple marriages (learning experiences), the loss of two good paying professional jobs, foreclosure of his home and working at Wal-Mart for 3 1/2 years earning what he considers "survival income." Journey of an American Muslim is a personal journey and an odyssey of major proportions for any human being. Muslim or non-Muslim, to have to experience. One wonders how one could survive such a personal drama, financial upheaval and professional setbacks. This author not only experienced the epic journey, but lived to tell about it.

Walking My Baby Back Home

Walking My Baby Back Home
Author: Joan Jonker
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN: 075539027X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking My Baby Back Home Book Excerpt:

A young widow learns to love again after a tragic loss... In Walking My Baby Back Home, Joan Jonker, beloved author of the Molly and Nellie series, gives a moving insight into the life of a family learning to hope again after the devastation of the Second World War. Perfect for fans of Cathy Sharp and Katie Flynn. 'A hilarious but touching story of life in Liverpool' - Woman's Realm Ever since Dot Baker lost her husband in the war she's tried to keep his memory alive. But when John Kershaw turns up on her doorstep, she can't blame her kids, Katy and Colin, for wanting another man about the house. John's the boss of a local factory, and a kind and caring man who can't seem to do enough for the Bakers and their friends and neighbours. He defends Mary Campbell when she is attacked by her violent husband; he encourages Colin and Katy in all that they do; and he puts a smile on Dot's face that's been missing since her husband's death. Everyone in the street can see they're meant to be together, but the one person who's blind to John's charm is Dot herself. What's it going to take to make her realise where her happiness lies...? What readers are saying about Walking My Baby Back Home: 'As usual a warm, cosy, lovely story by Joan Jonker. Written in her usual wonderful style making the reader feel a part of the story. Super characters with humour, love, friendships and heartache - recipe for any super book. Thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't put the book down' 'Easy to read and relax to. Great characters who you can't help but feel for and relate to. A brilliant story told with kindness and emotion. Well worth a read on a rainy night indoors or sunbathing on the beach!'

Life and Light for Woman

Life and Light for Woman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 696
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Congregational churches
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life and Light for Woman Book Excerpt:

Hart Land Lakeside Inn Box Set I

Hart Land Lakeside Inn Box Set I
Author: Chris Keniston
Publsiher: Indie House Publishing
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2019-12-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hart Land Lakeside Inn Box Set I Book Excerpt:

“You can’t go wrong with a Chris Keniston book!” RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author of the Haven Point series. Shenanigans and romance abound in the new Hart Land series from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Chris Keniston. Fall in love with the lakeside small town of Lawford, retired Marine Corps General Harold Hart, his artistic wife Fiona, matchmaking housekeeper Lucy, and his nine single granddaughters. Did we say single? Well not for long! This collection includes books 1-3 of the Hart Land series. Heather – Boston cardiac surgeon Heather Preston has invested everything to achieve her dream of working at a world renowned hospital. When an unsettling call from her grandfather the retired general brings her back to her childhood lakeside home, she rediscovers the appeal of life in a small town, the joys of free-spirited youth—and Jake Harper. Lily - Another matchmaking fiasco behind her, Lily Nelson has sworn off men. Which is just fine since her lifelong dream of owning her own bakery is almost within reach…maybe. Now more than ever, she needs all her wits about her to balance her noisy, no-boundaries friends and family, and look after a handsome firefighter. Not that Cole McIntyre isn’t easy on the eyes, he just might be too easy on her heart. Violet – Unable to work in her flooded Boston studio, yoga instructor Violet Preston retreats to her family’s peaceful lakeside home. While the looming sale of her affordable apartment building might be threatening her Zen, her real battle comes in the form of Grant Whitaker, a well-dressed, smooth-talking, Lamborghini-driving charmer with unexpected plans of his own. Look for more books in the Hart Land matchmaking series: Iris Hyacinth Rose And more! MORE PRAISE FOR HART LAND: "Small town, big family, and mismatches that will steal your heart! Delightful!" Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author of the Dogfather Series. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Emily March, Virgin River, Heartwarming romances, small town romances, family sagas, sweet romance, romance series, smart women, family ties, and books you can't put down will enjoy this series!

Intersecting Journeys

Intersecting Journeys
Author: Ellen Badone,Sharon R. Roseman
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2004-09-23
ISBN: 9780252029400
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intersecting Journeys Book Excerpt:

'Intersecting Journeys' offers ethnographic analysis of the conflicts over resources & meanings associated with sacred sites, such as Lourdes, Rome & Jerusalem, as well as the sense of community they inspire.

Angel Mine

Angel Mine
Author: Jimmy Taaffe
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN: 1665708263
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angel Mine Book Excerpt:

As two broken-hearted strangers stand on a New York train platform, neither has any idea that fate is about to arrive in a lightning bolt moment and gift them with what they never thought they would have again: a second chance at life and love. Juju Apple has just buried her beloved husband, Syd, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. The only thing that has been keeping her afloat amid her grief is writing in her journal, Max. Jimmy Andrews is mourning the sudden loss of his beautiful wife, Kristy, who died from a rare heart condition. In the blink of an eye, the perfect life he created with the love of his life disintegrated. Now as their paths cross while on a long train ride, Juju and Jimmy seize the opportunity to share their sad secrets and ultimately open their hearts to discover that life does indeed have a second chapter. In this heartwarming tale, two souls immersed in the darkness of grief meet by happenstance while on a train ride and soon realize there is a new life story just waiting to be written.

From Every Corner

From Every Corner
Author: The Princess Street Writers Collective
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2013-10
ISBN: 1475992076
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Every Corner Book Excerpt:

Each member of the Princess Street Writers Collective sees the world differently. In their first collection of short stories, this group of eight authors - each bringing unique tales to life - offers glimpses into the minds of a wide range of eclectic characters. These stories explore life and death, adventure and romance, suspense and whimsy, examining subjects light, dark and everything in between. You'll meet characters who sail on the Titanic, compete in a bridge tournament, party at a trendy club, stow away on an airplane and drive a scenic highway. From Every Corner is a delightful collection of short tales that, through the eyes of its characters, proves that life is a journey of highs and lows, cherished memories and unexpected moments. The Princess Street Writers Collective, formed in 2010, is comprised of the following authors: H.L. Edwards, who finds writing much harder than bartending but enjoys it even more; Ursula Fuchs, a nurse with a yen for the artistic side of life; Leesia Lindsay, the eccentric author of Mythica; Evelyn Lundeen, who writes to illuminate the dark corners of the world; Liz Olson, the CEO of several imaginary companies; Gim Ong, whose passions are bridge, writing and travel; Merla Reid, a home-cooking, garden-loving and border-hopping Canadian who loves to write; and Tiffany Russell, an amateur photographer with a love for historical destinations.

Homesick

Homesick
Author: Roshi Fernando
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1408826402
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homesick Book Excerpt:

It is New Year's Eve, 1982, and the whole gang is at Victor and Nandini's house. The Godfather is on repeat upstairs. Baila music is blaring from the record player in the lounge. Poppadoms are frying in the kitchen. And Preethi, tipsy on youth and friendship and covert cigarettes out the window, just wants to belong. But what does that mean, to belong? Is it: paying over the odds for a bottle of whisky? Getting lost with your impassive grandmother on the way home from school? Mourning for Elvis? Adopting a child whose skin is darker than yours? Marrying an English boy? Learning how to speak in a voice that doesn't remind you of your father? Feeling awkward at an office barn dance? Losing your lover, twice? Vowing to destroy the world and then changing your mind? Is it something else, just out of reach? From that New Year's party to a family funeral, via ghetto blasters and growing pains, through 7/7 and the world according to Charlie Chaplin, life in all of its complexity happens to Preethi, Nil, Lolly, Rohan, and their tightly knotted Sri Lankan families in south London. Tracing the fine lines of politics, tradition and community, Roshi Fernando's stunning collection of linked stories pulls us back, back, to the knowledge of home.

The Mark

The Mark
Author: Jen Nadol
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-08-20
ISBN: 1599906074
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mark Book Excerpt:

Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Renfield has always seen the mark-a light glow reminiscent of candlelight. The only time she pointed it out taught her she shouldn't do it again. For years, the mark has followed Cassie, its rare appearances odd, but insignificant. Until the day she watches a man die. As she revisits each occurrence of the mark, Cassie realizes she can see a person's imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today. Now armed with a slight understanding of the mark, Cassie begins to search for it. Even as she hides her secret, Cassie mines her philosophy class, her memories, and even her new boyfriend for answers about the faint glowing mark. But many questions remain. How does it work? Why her? And finally, the most important of all: If you know today is someone's last, should you tell them? Look out for the second book in this series, The Vision, available now!