Milo, an Iraq war vet is confined to a hospital. When Honor, his therapist, touches his wounded back, mysterious images appear, weaving a tapestry of stories: there is a husband and wife in the 1930s, whose marriage is tested by her bewitching cousin; there is a photographer and the theft of her life’s work; and there is a couple in Turkey whose forbidden love is captured in music.
Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England -- and the humanity behind it. When we think of slavery, most of us think of the American South. We think of back-breaking fieldwork on plantations. We don't think of slavery in the North, nor do we think of the grueling labor of urban and domestic slaves. Rachel May's rich new book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era--all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt.
Experienced sailors John and Jean Silverwood hoped a taste of life at sea would offer their children important learning experiences. Aboard their catamaran, the Silverwood family found its bonds tested as never before. Then, just when it seemed that they had mastered every challenge, their world was shattered in a split second of sheer horror forcing them to fight for their very lives.
The author distills the ancient teachings of the Torah, the Talmud, important Jewish thinkers and insights into blessings that address key parenting issues. She covers realistic expectations, respect, chores, mealtime battles, coping with frustration, developing independence and self-control and resisting over-scheduling and over-indulgence.
Detective Sarah Cuddahy lost her daughter five years ago. Work is all she has left and right now she has six missing children on her case board. She desperately needs a break in this case. Having her estranged husband, FBI Agent Tom Cuddahy, show up and take the case in a whole new direction isn't the miracle she'd expected. Each time she looks into his eyes all she can see is the truth -- they lost their little girl because Sarah made a mistake. Special Agent Tom Cuddahy was certain he'd seen the worst of the worst until he found himself drawn into the kind of case that true nightmares are made of. Unless he can find the children, they will all die. Can he convince the woman he still loves with all his heart to trust him again?
Jill Ellington's twin sister hasn't spoken a word since she allegedly murdered her husband. Her three-year-old son is missing and no one in the small, idyllic town of Paradise that Jill left behind a decade ago heard or saw a single thing. The chief of police already has her sister convicted and her nephew dead and buried. Jill is going to need a miracle to uncover the truth.
The case against Travis Morgan is simple: he walked into his father's house and shot the man at his desk in front of two witnesses. The fact that the murdered man was not his father is immaterial: he still killed a man in cold blood. Travis swears he is innocent. This is the case attorney Barbara Holloway is presented with and the trouble is she believes Travis.
Controversial author David Etheridge is not the kind of company senator McCrutchen wants to keep, but the two men have history: both were implicated in the death of a young co-ed, but the case was never solved. When Etheridge returns to Oregon, McCrutchen is his grudging host, until the senator is found shot dead. Etheridge is again suspected of murder, only this time he’s facing a double charge and the court of public opinion.
To return home to his beloved Scotland, Colin MacGregor must complete one last mission and, while infiltrating a traitor's home to expose a treasonous plot against the king, comes to the rescue of Lady Gillian Dearly and her young son who are being held captive by a madman.
Ida grew up with neighbors Jackson and James and to each other the three formed a family unit -- not drawn from blood but from a deep need to fill a void in their single-parent households. But as the three mature and emotions become more complex, Ida and Jackson find themselves to be more than just siblings. When Jackson's sleepwalking develops into violent outbursts and James is hospitalized, Ida is paralyzed by the events that threaten to shatter her family and to pull them beyond her reach.
Retired police chief Katherine Sullivan moved away from Edina, Minnesota, to feed her artistic soul in New Mexico. But when she receives an urgent call, her serenity is shattered. Nathan Walker, her best friend and former colleague from her days on the police force, is missing and his crew of security experts hasn't seen him in days. Now it's up to Katherine to fly home and track him down.
San Francisco, 1882. After enjoying an evening listening to the young Oscar Wilde, crusading young lawyer Sarah Woolson and her brother, Samuel, are making their way home when a gunshot sounds and a bullet pierces the fog, striking Samuel. Who could want to hurt Samuel? Was he even the intended target? Determined to find answers, Sarah discovers more murder and mayhem on Telegraph Hill.
This is an up-close look at the lives and work of men, women, and dogs who serve and protect citizens in America and around the world. Rachel Rose reveals the feats these teams accomplish and the emotional and physical risks they take for one another and for all of us.
The Bottom Dollar Girls from Cayboo Creek find their love in bloom. Attalee is hot and heavy with her beau Dooley, but Elizabeth is pining for her newlywed days and widowed Mavis has been up nights nursing a case of loneliness.