The Song of Copper Creek It's been more than a year since she lost her family in a tragedy that has left Grace Whitaker a shadow of her former self. Unable to move on surrounded by so many memories, she makes the desperate decision to return to her childhood home in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. There she hopes to salvage the broken pieces of her life, but what she finds is the promise of peace and healing in an unlikely place.
Copper Creek Farm is part of a Canadian historical museum, offering glimpses into nineteenth-century pioneer life. Yet the farm offers much more than that, it is a place of second chances. For Grace, the opportunity to work the land alongside the loving Whelan family is the first step toward healing. But she isn't the only broken soul seeking hope on the farm. Grace is joined by a young man in trouble with the law, as well as the Whelan's son and grandchildren, who are struggling through their own heartbreak. Together, these survivors discover the strength that can be found in friendship. But when faced with the uncertainty of the future, will they have the courage to move beyond the past to forge new lives for themselves?
Independent young Kate Porter envisions a future far greater than the middle-class existence she's always lived, and her work as a governess is simply a means to an end. The glittering world of a society wife calls, and her new position as a private tutor for the children of Mr. Alonzo Colaco is a step in the right direction. She merrily imagines the grand house awaiting her ~~ but when her new employer meets her at the train station driving a gaily-painted gypsy wagon, Kate suspects her new job as a children's tutor will not be all she dreamed.
Instead of the mansion she anticipate, Kate finds herself living in the woods in a refitted train car and teaching the charming children of Alonzo, a tinker by trade. After trying in vain to secure another job, Kate is left with little choice. She must simply bide her time until a better position presents itself. Before long, however, she finds herself abandoning her petticoats and preconceptions in favor of the joys of a simple life ~~ and the possibility of true love. But when opportunity knocks, will Kate really be ready to walk away from all she's come to care for to pursue her high-society dreams?
Sage McKenna Lyrica Joy has such a hard time making decisions that she can�??t even decide which of her names to go by. But soon she finds out that when you don�??t make decisions, others make them for you, and that�??s not always a good thing. More importantly, she begins to wonder how a person is supposed to know how to choose the right�??until her mom teaches her the Holy Ghost can help her decide. Children and parents will delight in this charming story about making choices, especially the important ones.
When you're the frazzled mother of eight rambunctious children, thereâ??s little in life that throws you for a loop. So thinks Mormon mom extraordinaire Annie Fisher . . . that is, until she finds herself embroiled in the baffling disappearance of family friend Angus Puddicombe. Following the delivery of a puzzling message and a few startling discoveries, all signs point toâ??confusion. What Annie knows for sure is that Angus is in over his head, and there is no time to lose. Unaware of the danger that awaits, Annie, her trusty husband, Newton, and a vanload of kids forge ahead to unravel the mystery. Can this group of amateur sleuths get to the bottom of whatâ??s going on before something goes horribly wrong?
Faith fled Mustang, years ago. now she has returned with orphaned children. Joe is intrigued by Faith, but must learn to forgive, let go of anger and replace it with peace before they can have a future.
Lorne Park Library hosted a Mystery Fiction presentation called Murder at the Library. Local Author, Kristen McKendry, was there to greet people from various book clubs, and to talk about her books, including Garden Plot - a murder mystery, The Ties That Bind - a family mystery, Promise of Spring - a well behaved romance, as well as her upcoming book, which comes out in February 2012, The Worth of a Soul. Actress Judy Darragh was there to do a dramatic reading of three malicious little mysteries. Everyone also got a chance to check out Mystery Fictions set in far away places such as India, Laos and the Solomon Islands. Staff was there to help guide everyone through the stacks of new mystery fiction titles for great reading experiences and held book talks. For more information, visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/library
When you're the frazzled mother of eight rambunctious children, there's little in life that throws you for a loop. So thinks Mormon mom extraordinaire Annie Fisher ... that is, until she finds herself embroiled in the baffling disappearance of family friend Angus Puddicombe. Following the delivery of a puzzling message and a few startling discoveries, all signs point to --- confusion. What Annie knows for sure is that Angus is in over his head, and there is no time to lose. Un aware of the danger that awaits, Annie, her trusty husband, Newton, and a van load of kids forge ahead to unravel the mystery. Can this group of amateur sleuths get to the bottom of what's going on before something goes horribly wrong?
Adventure is in her blood, so when wealthy eighteen-year-old Rachel Hamilton�??s treasure hunting father disappears in the wilderness of British Columbia, she considers only one course of action: she will embark on a quest to find him. But for a well bred woman with little understanding of the world beyond her upper class existence, the harsh realities of the trail quickly become apparent. Woefully unprepared for the hardships of crossing a wild and unsettled continent, Rachel is hungry, lost, and distraught when handsome frontiersman Peter finds her in the middle of nowhere. Taking pity on the downtrodden young woman, Peter promises to escort her to the safety of civilization. Little does he realize he�??s taking on a naïve and foolishly brave girl who will test the limits of his patience. But he also discovers the same naïve girl will blossom into a strong, competent, and captivating woman as they undertake an epic journey that will forever alter both their lives.
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