Biddy Woodson, one of twelve siblings in a sharecropper family living in 1934 Oklahoma, has learned how to sass and vinegar her way through life, even when it takes a bit of cussing to get through those hellish stacks of after-meal dishes.
Trouble blows in one afternoon when a beloved neighbor is murdered. A single piece of evidence sends the sheriff into the nearby woods to arrest Mr. Leroy. Biddy knows that the kindly gentleman wouldn’t hurt a fly, but she’s convinced the sheriff looks down on sharecroppers and poor folk. She sets her jaw to see justice done for Mr. Leroy, but she finds herself up against more than she ever imagined.
In that fateful summer of 1934, haunting and terrifying sounds coming from the woods lead Biddy into deeper mysteries, despair, and shocking truths. Help comes from an unlikely source, but can life ever be the same on BLACKBERRY ROAD?
Hi, I’m Libby, owner of a gift shop called Magick & Mayhem and a simple, boring life. That’s why my self-absorbed aunt thought I could just drop everything and come running when she needed help. At least, that’s what I thought happened. Until I discovered a woman appearing in my dreams was real and there too. Maybe magic and mayhem wasn’t a novelty after all. Could this woman help me find the power to step into my dreams and save the woman crying out to me for help? Is that even possible? Am I destined to find a tribe and maybe even love in this magical world? Or should I call myself crazy and go back to my simple life?
Are you like me? Is there nothing in your life that turned out the way you thought it would? Well, I decided it was time to get mine on track, and the best time and place to do that would be a vacation to a remote cabin in East Tennessee. I thought remote meant that I would be alone, for the soul-searching and planning. Unexpected guests, visions, and dreams, took me back to past lives- instead of forward to my future. Now it’s all up to me. Am I ready?
I needed a getaway- it was just supposed to be a hike in the Smoky Mountains. I didn’t plan on discovering the old lady, with the gifts, waiting for me. I thought I was level-headed, grounded, and even serious. I would think the excursion through a world of dreams I never imagined existed was just that- a dream. But here I stand, with a crystal heart in my hand, wondering if I can possibly fulfill the promise I made that day on the mountain.
Candy is a sweet & sour collection of poems and prose about love,friendship,family and individuality.
This book is particularly for those who are bored of reading heartbreaks and feminist poems and wants a new reading experience.
Suitable for teens and adults who wants a refreshing read that will make them think and smile.
if you love reading poetry, i guarantee that you will not regret buying this book.
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Julianne Carrell is a bored Londoner who flits between men, shops and parties. When she’s asked to seduce a political candidate for more money than she’s ever seen before, she thinks that it’ll be exciting to set up her own honey trap. Then she finds out that she already knows her target: years ago she had a one-night stand with him, behind his girlfriend’s (now wife’s) back. Will he remember her?
Marcus Belling is a world-famous hypnotist. For the past 20 years, many exclusive clients have beneﬁted from his skills and desire to help people. However, everything changes when a mysterious woman named Anne Pauline Roux knocks on his door. She holds a rare power when hypnotized, which will affect both their lives in ways they could never imagine. Her unique power is so strong that it doesn’t stay secret for long. Marcus’ archrival and fellow hypnotist, Josef Salvaterra, has been looking for a way to shut down Marcus’ business for years. Pauline may just give him the opportunity he’s been waiting for. If he can work this to his advantage, he could be recognised as the greatest hypnotist the world has ever seen. With such a prize at stake, is there anything he’s not prepared to do?
Apart from Love is not your typical love story. All-consuming, heart-wrenching, and dark, it is a family saga that starts when Ben returns to meet his father, Lenny, and his new wife, Anita. It is then that he discovers a family secret. How will they find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness?
My Own Voice (“As told by Anita”):
Ten years ago, Anita started an affair with Lenny, in spite of knowing that he was married and that his wife was succumbing to a mysterious disease. Now married to him and carrying his child, how can she compete with Natasha’s shadow and with her brilliance in the past? Given Anita’s lack of education, how can she resist his compelling wish to transform her? Can she survive his kind of love?
Faced with the way he writes her as a character in his book, how can Anita find a voice of her own? And when his estranged son, Ben, comes back and lives in the same small apartment, can she keep the balance between the two men, whose desire for her is marred by guilt and blame?
The White Piano (“As told by Ben”):
Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer’s, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha—only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react to these marital affairs, when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? “In our family, forgiveness is something you pray for, something you yearn to receive—but so seldom do you give it to others.”
Behind his father’s back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. These tapes, with his eloquent speech and her slang, reveal the story from two opposite viewpoints.
Dealing with the challenging prospects of the marriage of opposites, this book can be read as a standalone novel as well as part of one of family sagas best sellers. Still Life with Memories is a family saga series tinged with family saga romance, fraught with marital issues, and riddled with the difficulty of connecting fathers and sons.