A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice. All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong’s prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden’s perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family’s good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear. Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat’s twist on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice — and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark.
Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat’s twist on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice — and asks whether one child can shine a ...
Author: Christina Soontornvat
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For as long as they can remember, Soli and Lucy have been coming to Willow Forest. They are warned to stay out of the woods, told that it's a faerieground where anything can happen. They never listen - it's a dark, magical and beautiful place. But when Lucy betrays Soli, the woods become the stage for their argument.
The dark faerie shakes her head. “You're not the one the queen wants,” she says. “She wants the dark one. The scared one. The lonely one. The other one.” “Soli?” I ask. “Yes,” the faerie says. “She needs Soledad to do something.
Author: Beth Bracken
Category: Children's stories
In eighteenth century Scotland, Magda McClellan, eight months pregnant, is granted one wish from Auld Annie, a wise woman accused of witchcraft. But Magda declines her wish because she is perfectly happy; besides, she doesn't believe in witches. Little does she know how that refusal will change her life forever. In twenty-first century New York, Maggie McDonald and her husband desperately want to have a child. While they wait for a procedure at a fertility clinic, a Scottish nurse named Annie promises to grant them a baby if it is their wish. When Maggie awakens, she finds herself round with child in eighteenth century Scotland and panic sets in. Meanwhile, Magda has also been catapulted through time. She wakes up in a hospital bed in New York ? but she's not pregnant anymore. When she goes home with a man who claims to be her husband, she searches for clues to the identity of Maggie McDonald, whose body she now inhabits. Why has Magda been transported to this strange place and time? And why is she no longer pregnant? As the two women become familiar with their new worlds, they find themselves on emotional paths of self-discovery. Join Maggie and Magda on their spellbinding journey as they attempt to return to their past lives ? before it's too late.
A Novel Laurel A. Bradley. “Oh, Maggie,” he said sadly, reaching for her to hold her, to comfort her. She arched farther back, ... As the hours passed, the streetlights came on, but inside the brownstone Magda sat in the dark.
Author: Laurel Bradley
Lucy and Soli are best friends . . . until Soli wishes Lucy away.
Lucy and Soli are best friends . . . until Soli wishes Lucy away.
Author: Beth Bracken
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Christmas in his castle… After a month of imprisonment, battle-scarred Sir Benedick wants only solitude. But the knight returns home to discover that instead he has an orphaned ward, and she’s preparing his castle for the holidays! Noel has longed for Benedick in secret for years, and now the young noblewoman has just one Christmas wish: to conquer her guardian’s stony heart… A festive Medieval novella by Deborah Simmons, originally published in 1997 as part of The Knights of Christmas collection
The whole season might well be a sham, a jape in which people played at kindness in order to revel and feast. Immediately Noel was seized by guilt ... Sitting there in the dark silence of the night, she resolved to take back her wish.
Author: Deborah Simmons
More than anything, India Ramone wants to give her daughter, her younger brother, and her elderly grandfather a Christmas they deserve. After the death of her mother, the last two years have been rough and money is tight. A full-time nursing student, she feels her prayers have been answered with the temporary job of personal assistant to John Laurencelli. The billionaire is rumored to be demanding and difficult but India soon realizes there’s more to him than bad press and weapons-grade dangerous good looks. But with everything on her plate, she doesn’t have time to be falling for her new boss. John Laurencelli lives, eats, and breathes his business and making money. For his own reasons, he’s avoided Christmas for two decades. But it’s proving difficult this year when his new assistant wears vintage holiday aprons, hums Christmas tunes, and likes to spread good cheer. Despite his determination not to celebrate the season, it isn’t long before India opens his eyes to what’s missing in his life. Can they overcome their fears and misgivings to make it a truly wonderful Christmas for each other? Each book in The Happy Holidays Series is a standalone novel and can be read in any order.
At the end of the counter, on the side of the cabinet, was a calendar with just about every daily block filled in with ... Her dark hair fell over her shoulders and her complexion was flawless, with the exception of the dark shadows ...
Author: Michele Brouder
Publisher: Michele Brouder
'I'LL FLY,' JENNA WHISPERED TO HERSELF. 'I'LL FLY, WHATEVER NED SAYS. WHATEVER ANYBODY SAYS...' Jenna is thirteen - and has suddenly realized what she wants to do with her life. She wants to fly. Like Grandad's heroine, Amy Johnson... But Jenna's wish for wings has to be put on hold when something awful happens: Grandad's souvenir of his wartime service - a loaded gun - goes missing. And Jenna is almost certain that her brother Ned has taken it...
Matty had asked this question when the two girls were parting outside her house at six o'clock. Jenna hadn't been able to answer it ... She chewed her pencil, staring out across the dark garden. I know what I should do, she thought.
Author: Robert Swindells
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A warm-hearted tale of romance and adventure from “a superb writer who does Western Americana with flair and humor” (RT Book Reviews). Reese Catlin is determined to get his herd from Texas to Kansas ahead of the rush so he can make enough money to buy the ranch of his dreams. An excellent chuck wagon cook is essential to the cattle drive, and after tasting the delectable lemon pies at the café in town, he knows he’s found the perfect man for the job in “Andy” Dushane. The thing is, Andie Dushane is no man at all. And Reese has no intention of taking a woman on the trail. But it’s not so easy resisting Andie’s culinary skills . . . or her undeniable beauty. Before long, her delicious cuisine is all the cowboys can talk about. But it’s the thought of her passionate embrace that keeps Reese up at night. Can he bring himself to profess his love for Andie before it’s too late? Full of love and laughter, A Wish to Build a Dream On celebrates the magic of finding love where it’s least expected.
She was so engrossed in finishing her chores without drawing attention to herself, that when Tom Lovejoy stepped around the back of the wagon, ... “What in tarnation're you doin', Lovejoy, traipsin' around out there in the dark?
Author: Vivian Vaughan
Publisher: Diversion Books
A young fish who seemingly has a perfect life on the reef but becomes restless with the thought that he is missing something in life becomes fascinated with the birds in the air whose life, he believes, seems much more exciting than his. One night, under a full moon, he gets his wish to become a bird. His adventures as a bird tells the story of regret and the realization that not all dreams are worth wishing for; sometimes what we have is often the best thing for us all along.
If your passion to return is greater than your initial desire to become a bird, perhaps you should try to wish again,” ... Justthen he saw Solomon's silhouette pass in front ofthemoon on hisway into the dark nightto engage inhis nightly ...
Author: Carolee Russell
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Cape Light reflects on its past and revels in its future in this Christmas novel from Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer. After serving in Iraq, David has returned home to find that his widowed father has remarried. Jobless and dealing with physical injuries that may never heal, David doesn’t have much Christmas cheer, especially when Christine, his ex-girlfriend, comes to work at his father’s tree farm. Trying not to seem bitter or discouraged is even harder than the physical therapy he must undergo, and David realizes that he not only needs to heal his body but his heart as well. Meanwhile, Lillian Warwick’s daughters are concerned about their elderly, yet fiercely independent, mother living on her own. Even her old friend, Dr. Ezra Elliot, can’t get through to her. When the tables are turned and Ezra is in need of her help, they are both surprised to find they value each other beyond just friendship. And Lillian begins to wonder if it’s still possible to let love into her life...
So many times lately, alone in this big old house, she had felt herself staring into a dark wood, a wilderness that was strange and frightening. And there was no choice but to follow the path into that dark place.
Author: Thomas Kinkade
Who is it that does not love the Spring? Spring Meditations if filled with lovely quotes, thoughts, and poems about Spring, by Famous Poets old and new, representing many different countries. The author/editor has added many of her own poems between those of many wonderful Poets, from many times periods in history, and many countries. Spring Meditations is truly a delight for all ages.
A HOT CLIMATE II (Kimo Poem) A hot climate in the midst of nowhere; On the road to Hoover Dam— . ... A LAMENT By Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4, 1792—July 8, 1822) O World! ... (Kimo Poem) A leaf from my hand; a wish in the dark.
Author: Poet Laureate Jean Elizabeth Ward
1865. The Civil War is over and the South lies in ruins. But for some, the former slaveholders have not been punished enough. A cabal of powerful men, led by Charles A. Dana, the Assistant Secretary of War, plot to break the spirit of the South once and for all--by convicting General Robert E. Lee of treason and hanging him like a common criminal. To this end, they have convened a secret military tribunal in Lee's former home in Arlington, Virginia. Jeremiah O'Brien of The New York Tribune, a long-time protege of Dana's, is the only reporter allowed to attend the trial. His exclusive reports on this momentous event, and the book he intends to write, will surely make his fortune. Yet as the trial proceeds, pitting the general against his accusers, O'Brien finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dana, his love for a beautiful Confederate spy, and his growing respect and compassion for Lee himself. The young reporter is supposed to be only an observer, but, in the end, it is O'Brien who must evaluate the evidence . . . and determine the true meaning of honor. Written by acclaimed author and historian Thomas Fleming, The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee brings to life a fascinating chapter in American history that might well have happened--and perhaps truly did. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A. WISH. IN. THE. DARK. O'Brien,”. said the resonant voice. “I'm glad to see you're vertical. Have you finally drowned your sorrows? We have work to do.” Assistant Secretary of War Charles A. Dana stood on Pennsylvania Avenue, ...
Author: Thomas Fleming
Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, national days, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and more. "One of the most impressive reference volumes in the world." Publishers Weekly
... Christina Soontornvat BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, Carole Boston Weatherford Fighting Words, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley We Dream of Space, Erin Entrada Kelly A Wish in the Dark, Christina Soontornvat CALDECOTT MEDAL For ...
Author: Editors of Chase's
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Above the shattered baywaters undulant fizz in the dark, she cupped a wish in her hands, dirty pink for the cold salt breeze; singing, twined it reverently to a proud—necked cormorant's ankle, tying the bow touch gentle, lingering like ...
Author: Jacob Winkler
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This collection of 40 psalm-poems includes praises and laments as well as psalms of creation, psalms of ascent, and a black-and-white reproduction of the medieval Psalter Map. A study guide for small groups seeking to relate their poetry reading to scripture and their spiritual lives follows the main text. Enjoy!
O, how can the childless mother make a wish in the dark? The silence is very deep now. The silence is profound. TEHILLIM: praises! __ PSALM 20 The San Gabriel Mountains Hallelujah 31.
Author: Jane Beal
He would test her faith... She would help him find his... They knew God had brought them together for a reason. But when Bella realizes that Simon might not be what she had thought, will she be able to save herself? When something triggers a violence in him will their marriage and their faith be able to survive? This is a journey of faith through the dark, dangerous world of domestic violence and how God can heal all wounds.
She sat down on the edge of the couch in the dark. Would he be there for this Christmas? If he had another setback then it might be after the first of the year. Groaning she stood up and walked over to put a log on the fire.
Author: Stephanie Hurt
Publisher: Horseshoe Publishing
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy, takes us back to the beach in an emotional love story between two best friends who have been separated for a very long time. Alexa Parker and Braden Elliott fell in love when they were twelve years old. On a summer day, while searching for sea glass on the beaches of Washington State, they discovered an unusually shaped blue bottle. The ever-imaginative Alexa declared it a genie's bottle. Popping the cork, they were surprised by a rogue wave that sprayed them with a fine, cool mist. Closing their eyes, they each made a wish ... Before their love had a chance to grow, life, family and tragedy separated the two best friends. Now fifteen years later, Alexa returns to Sand Harbor after her aunt is injured in a mysterious break-in at her antique store. Braden is also back, but he's not the innocent boy Alexa remembers. His military service has left him with physical and emotional scars. Can the sweet love of youth be recaptured by two now cynical souls? Can solving the mystery of the past bring them to a new future? Or will it take a wish, maybe two ... "Alexa & Braden and their story is romantic, funny and a little magical. I really enjoyed it." Lisa – Goodreads Reviewer "This is what I love about Barbara Freethy's novels... she develops the characters so well that I want to live in their world. The town where this book is set is somewhere that I want to visit and all the people are ones I would want to hang out with. I really enjoyed this book, great story line and very well written. Loved it!!!"Cathy – Goodreads Reviewer "This story was very heart warming and well written. Barbara Freethy sure knows how to keep her readers captivated. I can't wait until the next in the series." Tammy – Goodreads Reviewer "I loved the combination of mystery, hope, and romance. Love is worth the risk and the fight to stay together." Tammy – Goodreads Reviewer ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE WISH SERIES: A SECRET WISH (#1) JUST A WISH AWAY (#2) WHEN WISHES COLLIDE (#3) WISH SERIES BOXED SET - Books 1-3
After a brief hesitation, he put his hand on the bottle, his fingers covering hers. ... "Sometimes, I hate you," she said, hoping he'd never guess what her wish was. With the fog hitting the beach, the sky had grown very dark.
Author: Barbara Freethy
Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC
Dreaming of a magical world? Your wish is our command! These sixteen fairytale retellings from bestselling authors will sweep you away into enchanted lands where wishes have the power to change lives. With wistful twists on Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and more, you'll be enthralled by these all-new tales. Just be careful what you wish for... INCLUDES: The Dust Wish - Alethea Kontis A prince attempting to win the hand of a princess is helped by an enthusiastic boy, a snarky maid, and a wish-granting dust bunny. Ashes to Ashes - Phaedra Weldon Bounty Hunter Cynder's latest job is to hunt down a Djinn who refuses to fulfill his third wish. Not quite believing in such things as Wish Givers (especially Fairy Godmothers), Cynder's world capsizes when she discovers what that third wish is all about. Wallina - Nikki Jefford A beautiful orphan is adopted then imprisoned by marriage-minded trolls, sorcerers, and faeries in this magical adventure. Wicked Winds - Kasey Mackenzie Dorrie Gale's been a ball of anxiety since her mother was ripped away from her arms by a Kansas twister, never to be seen again. When wicked winds return over a decade later only to sweep her away, Dorrie's forced to believe that her mother's storybook tales are actually true. The Fairest Shop of Them All - Shawntelle Madison A tyrannical duchess makes a dark wish, for her to have the fairest hat shop of them all, but an orphan shopkeeper with mystical goods stands in her way. Immortal Wish - Colleen Gleason Lyla Harris lives at the bottom of the Sea in the city of Atlantis…but she knows there’s something else up there. When she makes a wish to learn more, a whole new world opens up for her. Unseen - Christine Pope After the end of the world, an invisible benefactor comes to Janna Sayers’ aid. But will her curiosity about her mysterious guardian be her undoing? First Snow - Alexia Purdy In the dead of winter, Jonna is saved from the cold by an unlikely ally. She's determined to rescue her family from the clutches of an ancient witch who rules the desolate frost lands and turns trespassers into statues of ice. The Dreamer’s Curse - Rachel Morgan When a wish bargain with the Godmother goes wrong, Cress winds up cursed to an eternal slumber. But a potion that gives her the ability to travel through dreams may be the key to her escape. The Lady of the Lake - Julia Crane What would an otherworldly creature want more than anything? To be mortal, of course. The Lady of the Lake might have bitten off more than she could chew. The Wishing Thorn - Jamie Ferguson Leah never believed in her Irish grandmother’s stories about trees granting wishes, but after having her life turned upside-down, she decided to see if the stories were real after all. She chose to make her wish of a blackthorn: the tree of warfare and ill omens, and the keeper of dark secrets... Woven from Pure Starlight - Jenna Elizabeth Johnson Caitlin’s glamour-infused hair has kept her from living a life of her own since the death of her mother. When a stranger arrives in the magical forest near her home, Caitlin gets a chance at friendship, love, and the most important thing of all: freedom. Last Wish - C. Gockel Once upon a time there was no death. Spirits walked among humans, and giant game sustained them. But as the world changed, something worse than death came to the world. Heart of the Forest - Anthea Sharp Pursuing an enchanted creature into a magical forest, a prince discovers that his heart’s desire isn’t what he thought… Pin Oak’s Wish - Kay McSpadden Pin Oaks knows her Grandmother Blue can grant wishes, but she’s never needed one until now. It’s 1952, and the young mountain healer wants her grandmother to help her become a real city woman—and to find her true love before he ships out for Korea. Wish Upon a Straw - Devon Monk One magical gold spinner, one kingdom full of dragons... KEYWORDS: Once Upon A Time, Fairytale Retellings, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Coyote, Arthurian Myths, Celtic Folklore, Historical Fantasy, Faeries, Fae, Elves, Genies, Royalty, Short Story Anthology, Fantasy Anthology, Short Stories, Magic, Enchantment
She's determined to rescue her family from the clutches of an ancient witch who rules the desolate frost lands and turns ... She chose to make her wish of a blackthorn: the tree of warfare and ill omens, and the keeper of dark secrets.
Author: Alethea Kontis
Publisher: Fiddlehead Press
Engaging, innovative, and fresh, Gahl Sasson's approach to Kabbalah—the ancient teachings of Jewish mysticism—integrates mythology, scholarship, and practical exercises for seekers of both material and spiritual gratification. Based on his popular Tree of Life workshops, which incorporate meditation, dreams, and real-life synchronicities with myths, rituals, and philosophies from around the world, A Wish Can Change Your Life provides a universal path to finding and embracing all of life's riches.
First, God requires a canvas on which to design a celestial masterpiece. This canvas signifies the emptiness — the blank first stage of any creation. Next, God needs Light. Have you ever tried to paint in the dark?
Author: Gahl Sasson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
With few exceptions, scholarship on creativity has focused on its positive aspects while largely ignoring its dark side. This includes not only creativity deliberately aimed at hurting others, such as crime or terrorism, or at gaining unfair advantages, but also the accidental negative side effects of well-intentioned acts. This book brings together essays written by experts from various fields (psychology, criminal justice, sociology, engineering, education, history, and design) and with different interests (personality development, mental health, deviant behavior, law enforcement, and counter-terrorism) to illustrate the nature of negative creativity, examine its variants, call attention to its dangers, and draw conclusions about how to prevent it or protect society from its effects.
By 1953 it was clear that people had decided – not as a “wish” in the common sense but as a set of conscious choices – to set out on a course to “make them universal.” These choices – and the arms race that followed – darkened the ...
Author: David H. Cropley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press