For now, I'm going to try to do a series of blog posts. I'll try to do a post on cleaning stations asap. Look tomorrow at either esivy. I'm really looking forward to reading this book! I can still envision the magical beauty your words left imprinted in my mind of Miri's underwater home Kai Kaona.
I can't wait to re-enter that world with Miri and her friends. I'm glad to hear that I'll learn more of Fisk and Giselle in the second book. Strangers coming from very different backgrounds, they are there for the same reasons: to find peace of mind and the chance to start a new life. A quiet, lonely man, Tom Arnold has abandoned all his possessions and walked away from a highly paid job.
A year ago, he had a wife and two beautiful children, when suddenly his world was turned upside-down. The car he was driving with his family was deliberately run off the seaside road high above the cliffs. He was the only survivor. The maniac driver — who Tom is sure intended to kill them all — has never been found.
Now, a year later, he needs to be alone to deal with the pain and contemplate his future. Kathy Wilson has tried to cling on to her zest for life and her sense of humour through times of pain and loneliness. Recovering from her divorce, she seeks comfort in the arms of other men and parties.
But a shocking, revealing row with her mother is the final straw, and consequently when she inherits a rundown house in West Bay, she flees to Dorset. For both Tom and Kathy, it seems there is hope of rebuilding their lives. Yet even now, someone means to wreck both Tom and Kathy's search for happiness. People are jealous.
And a brutal killer is still on the loose? Suddenly West Bay is not the peaceful place it was? Cronin's two hugely popular collections featuring his most famous creation, Dr Finlay.
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Vicky Seagrave is blessed: three beautiful children, a successful, doting husband, great friends and a job she loves. She should be perfectly happy. When she makes a split-second decision that risks everything she holds dear, there's only one person she trusts enough to turn to.
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With nothing escaping The Store's watchful eye, harbouring a secret that could get him killed, Jacob has to find a way to publish his expose - before the truth dies with him. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat.
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Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was 13 - they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own.
His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. He was going to be a comedian!
The Happiest Refugee tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who hear it. Nine years ago when Gail's husband announced that he wanted a divorce, her ensuing on-air rant propelled her local radio show into the national spotlight.
Now, 'The Gail Gideon Show' is beloved by millions of single women who tune-in for her advice on the power of self-reinvention.
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And is the person who is harassing her in increasingly troubling ways a misguided fan or a true danger to Gail and her daughter, Nic? Fourteen-year-old Nic has always felt that she pales in comparison to her vibrant, outgoing mother. Plagued by a fear of social situations, she is most comfortable at the stable where she spends her afternoons. But when a riding accident lands Nic in the hospital, she awakens from her coma changed.
F Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Promote neuron growth to enhance processing speed and reinforce new learning—hotwiring your brain for success. Within a fortnight they are living in his Kings Cross flat. They have no more conscience so cannot feel remorse. A double-page spread on pages 42 and 43 shows twenty past presidents at a social gathering in the Blue Room of the White House, with Jesse Jackson and Geraldine Ferraro standing behind a velvet rope, denied admittance to the party. When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realise their destinies? Stella is tired of his lifestyle and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith.
Suddenly, she has no fear at all and her disconcerting behavior lands her in one risky situation after another. And no one, least of all her mother, can guess what she will do next? But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago.
The last time she saw her best friend alive. Libby and her husband Jamie exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It's a chance to heal their marriage - to stop its secrets tearing them apart.