The House by the Sea

A Novel
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451624311
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 7876
Previously published as The Mermaid Garden, the internationally bestselling author of The French Gardener presents a complex and irresistibly compelling novel that confirms the remarkable power of love to heal and transform. Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa that overlooks the sea just outside her small village. She likes to spy from the crumbling wall into the gardens and imagine that one day she’ll escape her meager existence and live there surrounded by its otherworldly splendor. Then one day Dante, the son of the villa’s powerful industrialist owner, invites her inside and shows her the enchanting Mermaid Garden. From that moment, Floriana knows that the only destiny for her is there, in that garden, with Dante. But as they grow up and fall in love, their romance causes a crisis, jeopardizing the very thing they hold most dear. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country house hotel on England’s Devon coast has fallen on hard times after the financial crash of 2008. Its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist to stay the summer and teach the guests how to paint. The man she hires is charismatic and wise and soon begins to pacify the discord in her family and transform the fortunes of the hotel. However, he has his own agenda. Is it to destroy, to seduce, or to heal? Whatever his intentions, he is certain to change Marina’s life forever. Spanning four decades and sweeping from the Italian countryside to the English coast, this new story by Santa Montefiore is a moving and mysterious tale of love, forgiveness, and the past revealed.


The City by the Sea
Author: Patricia Barefoot
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439610851
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 6161
Located on the coast of southeast Georgia and the sinuous sweep of poet Sidney Lanier's famed “Marshes of Glynn,” Brunswick, Georgia boasts a history rich beyond measure. Dating from its layout in 1771 on the “Oglethorpe Plan” by surveyor George McIntosh, the new town emphasized an Anglo-Germanic heritage, and featured a grid repeat pattern of regularly spaced squares and town lots. In the 1830s, a flurry of entrepreneurial activity included the plan of “New Town,” which extended from the boundaries of Old Town. A few of Brunswick's most spectacular architectural treasures stand today within the boundaries of New Town near the Courthouse Mall. Built upon a peninsula, the seaside setting and Georgia's abundant natural resources have proven inspiring and lucrative assets for the port city and its people. Although buffeted by wars and epidemics, panics and depressions, a diverse population has endured and demonstrated extraordinary resilience. While in 1902 Brunswick stood first in lumber and second in naval stores production compared with other south Atlantic ports, today auto import and export, agri-commodities, and forest products provide focus for port activity. Soon the citizens of Brunswick-Glynn County will welcome a 185-foot vertical clearance, cable-stayed golden “bridge to the future.” At the millennium's dawn, a renewed emphasis on restoring old buildings and homes, economic vitality, an award-winning Main Street program, and revitalization downtown promise a bright future.

Seascapes: Shaped by the Sea

Author: Mike Brown,Barbara Humberstone
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472424352
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
View: 6154
Despite the fact that the sea covers 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface, and is integral to the workings of the world, it has been largely neglected or perceived as marginal in modern consciousness. This edited collection disrupts notions of the sea as ‘other’, as foreign and featureless, through specific, situated accounts which highlight the centrality of the sea for the individuals concerned. Bringing together academics who combine scholarly expertise with lived experiences on, in and with the sea, it examines humans’ relationships with the sea. Through the use of auto-ethnographic accounting, the contributors reflect on how the sea has shaped their sense of identity, belonging and connection. They examine what it is to be engaged with the sea, and narrate their lived, sentient, corporeal experiences. The sea is a cultural seascape just as it is physical reality. The sea shapes us and we, in turn, attempt to ‘shape it’ as we construct various versions of it that reflect our on-going and mutable relationship with it. The use of embodied accounts, as a way of conveying lived-experiences, and the integration of relevant theoretical frames for understanding the broader cultural implications provide new opportunities to understand seascapes.

A Cottage by the Sea

Author: Carole Matthews
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748123644
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 5777
***HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS, the new book from BESTSELLING and BELOVED Carole Matthews, is available to buy in hardback, ebook and audio*** ________ Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever... Join Grace, Ella and Flick for a week of love, laughter, tears and friendship in A Cottage by the Sea


Author: Antoinette Stockenberg
Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg
ISBN: 098578069X
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
View: 4730
In the tradition of Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey, BY THE SEA is a four-book series that sweeps from the Gilded Age through the Gatsby Era's Roaring Twenties and then on to the Great Depression, culminating nearly a century later in Newport, Rhode Island, wealthy and alluring "City by the Sea." Set against a backdrop of mansions, the glorious America's Cup Yacht Races, and new money, the series traces the passions and adventures of three families from three different classes. Book Three: LAURA. While the Great Depression grinds relentlessly on, Laura Andersson, a Midwestern farm girl with an improbable love of the sea, embarks on a bold adventure that promises riches but delivers passion, one that threatens all she holds dear. Also available: Book One: TESS. Book Two: AMANDA. Book Four: THE HEIRS REVIEWS "A quality, original book. Antoinette Stockenberg has done her homework. The saga ... contains many of those little epiphanies, those moments of recognition .... --Providence Journal "A riveting saga/mystery. Ms. Stockenberg is a master of intrigue and romance ... she expertly leads readers through nearly a century of drama in the elegant, fascinating, and thrilling world of [Newport summers], culminating in a compelling mystery. This novel will provide smooth sailing for summer reading." --Rave Reviews "The action moves along at a speed that makes it virtually impossible to put the book down. If I had had the time I could have read it non-stop, and I nearly did .... Here is a book to satisfy every sort of reader--those who crave fast action, Newport aficionados, and the romantics among us who love happy endings." --Newport This Week Magazine "Sizzling [and] entertaining reading. The well-researched novel uses real people and places--such as the Vanderbilts and Dennis Conner--as a backdrop to the unfolding drama. --Soundings Magazine

Shelter by the Sea

Author: Guy Bental
Publisher: Contento De Semrik
ISBN: 9655500667
Category: Intelligence officers
Page: 429
View: 2672
Shelter by the Sea is the daring, stirring first novel of author Guy Bental. A Naval commando fighter, recruited to the elite assassination unit of an Israeli intelligence agency, is battling with the demands of his double life: the typical life of every Israeli man with a wife and children, and his life with his new lover in his other identity. Shelter by the Sea offers a glimpse into the shady world that exists in parallel with our normative lives, and those of our neighbors. Through controversial assassination missions, spy affairs, and double agents that affect our world without our even being aware of it, Guy Bental's hero copes with a personal tragedy from his past that is driving him and dictating the course of his life.

Amalia By-the-Sea: Dancing With The Black Dragon

A Short Story
Author: J.Y. Klermaine
Publisher: Rainmaker Publishing
ISBN: 9810937857
Category: Fiction
Page: 9
View: 2705
"It was a baby, it was, but a dragon it be..." Livya Minnow is dying from the coughing disease. But before she succumbs to her sickness, she tells her daughter, Amalia, about the night she saw a dragon. This is a bittersweet story of a shared family lore and one girl's love for her mother.

Reflections Through Time and Rhyme

A Collection of Original Poems on Childhood, Bucks County, Christmas, Family Ties, Life Lines, Pathways, Seascapes, Summertime, the Inner Child, Wings, and Wintertime
Author: Sharon E. Licht
Publisher: CCB Publishing
ISBN: 1926918622
Category: Poetry
Page: 236
View: 9300
Reflections Through Time and Rhyme is a collection of poems about life. From childhood to adulthood, this book is a tribute to the cherished and treasured memories of life. The poems contained within are original and range from rhymed verse to free verse, with a few sonnets for good measure. Reflections Through Time and Rhyme is divided into sections with poems arranged alphabetically within each section. The sections are arranged as follows: Childhood, Bucks County, Christmas, Family Ties, Life Lines, Pathways, Seascapes, Summertime, The Inner Child, Wings, and Wintertime. This poetry collection is uplifting and a celebration of life through remembering the happy times. About the Author: Sharon Elizabeth Bleasdale-Licht of Holland, Pennsylvania grew up in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, a town in Bucks County, PA. Sharon is married to her husband Jeffrey. She has two children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. From a young age, Sharon has loved to write fictional stories, poetry and verse. Writing song lyrics is also a passion. Sharon is retired from a major newspaper publishing company located in Princeton, New Jersey. After a 28-year career as Management Secretary, Sharon enjoys time devoted to her passion of writing. Sharon has attended classes in Secretarial Science, Psychology, English, Literature and Social Studies at both Rider College and Bucks County Community College. In addition to this book, Sharon has also written Magic Marmalade: A Tale of the Moonlight Fairies and Childhood Travels, a small poetry book for all ages. In addition to the publications mentioned, a sequel to the Magic Marmalade story is an ongoing project. The author can be contacted through her website at:

Dancing Barefoot

The Patti Smith Story
Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781569769218
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 6971
Offering a unique analysis and discussion of her life, career, and work, this is the true story of Patti Smith. Widely acknowledged as one of the most significant American artists of the rock age, an acclaimed poet, and a figurehead for many liberal political causes, Patti Smith went from an ugly-duckling childhood in postwar New Jersey to become queen of the 1970s New York art scene. Not a tell-all biography, this measured, accurate, and enthusiastic account of Smith’s career is written for her loyal fans as well as for neophytes hungry for a great rock 'n' roll story. Guided by interviews with those who have known her—including Ivan Kral, Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd, John Cale, and Jim Carroll—it relies most of all on Patti’s own words.

Changed by Faith

Dare to Trust God with Your Broken Pieces . . . and Watch What Happens
Author: Luis Palau
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414351384
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 3032
How many people do you know who say they believe in God . . . but you’d never know it from looking at their lives? Despite good intentions, their faith isn’t life-changing or world-shaking; they may go to church on Sundays, but God doesn’t seem to make much difference the other six days. Maybe this describes you, and you’re starting to realize that the “before” of your life looks a lot like the “after.” Is that really the best life that faith in Jesus has to offer? International evangelist and speaker Luis Palau has encountered people from all walks of life who believe in God but have never experienced real, life-defining transformation. In Changed by Faith, he offers a gritty, up-close look at the broken world around us, the true redemptive power of the Gospel—and what it means for your life today. Through dramatic personal stories and solid Scriptural perspective, Luis looks at the practical changes that come when you begin to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and shows how God can take the ashes of your life and transform them into something beautiful.

Barefoot Dancer

The Story of Isadora Duncan
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780876148075
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 95
View: 9592
Describes the life of the modern dancer who created a spontaneous, free-form dance style accompanied by literary readings and non-dance music.

Barefoot Through the Bindies

Author: Marion Houldsworth
Publisher: Boolarong Press
ISBN: 1921920610
Category: Children
Page: 235
View: 3958
A collection of stories drawn from the North Queensland Oral History Collection, to illustrate the life of children in North Queensland in the Federation era, 1890-1914.

Walking Barefoot

Living in Prayer, Faith and the Power of God
Author: Jeff Doles
Publisher: Walking Barefoot Ministries
ISBN: 0974474800
Category: Religion
Page: 128
View: 9576
TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES, YOU ARE ON HOLY GROUND! When Moses approached the burning bush, in Exodus 3, the Lord spoke to him and said, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground” (v. 5). Moses found himself in the powerful, purposeful presence of God. On that day he began to walk barefoot. Walking Barefoot is about learning to recognize and respond to God’s presence in our lives. Like Moses, we must realize that God’s presence is holy ~ He’ll not have us separated from Him by any of our human contrivances. It’s about an ongoing relationship, learning to love God deeply, trusting Him more and more, partnering with Him in the world, flowing in His power to fulfill His purposes. These writings are about faith, the things that activate it and the things that hinder it. They are about praying according to the will of God and expecting to see results. They are about speaking in agreement with the Word of God in ways that are life-changing and world-changing. They are about God’s desire to bless, heal and prosper His people. They are about receiving the wonderful inheritance we have in God, and passing it on to our children. They are about healing, for the inner and outer man. They are about giving and forgiving ~ and thanksgiving. They are about growing strong in faith and joyfully enduring in difficult situations. They are about moving mountains. In this book you will learn about: • The power of faith, and how to activate it • The power of praying God’s will and expecting to see results • The power of speaking God’s Word over your life • The power of agreement • The power of giving, forgiving and thanksgiving • The power of praying over your children • The power of your inheritance in God and how to pass it on • The power of Jesus’ healing ministry today


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780192741981
Category: Children's stories
Page: 120
View: 6581
Retells the story of Odysseus, the Greek hero who set sail for home at the end of the Trojan War, beginning with his arrival at the land of the lotus eaters.

The Barefoot Way

A Faith Guide for Youth, Young Adults, and the People Who Walk with Them
Author: Dori Grinenko Baker
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 1611641616
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 8150
This exceptional and innovative resource invites older youth, college students, and all who care about them, to participate for 21 days in journey and experiences of youth who have encountered God and told their story. Perfect for individual, small group, and workshop use, each day readers step "barefoot" onto the "Holy Ground" of these experiences in order to "L.I.V.E." the story themselves: To Listen, Immerse, View it Wider, and Explore Actions and "Aha" moments.

Barefoot Pilot

Freedom on the Wings of Guardian Angels
Author: Clark Harrison
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146283535X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 311
View: 6955
World War I air warfare as told by a 20th century paraplegic pilot and the two guardian angels that protect him in flight. One angel is German and the other American.

The Barefoot Home

Dressed-down Design for Casual Living
Author: Marc Vassallo
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561588075
Category: Architecture
Page: 218
View: 4134
Showcasing twenty-three homes representing a variety of styles from around the country, an inspirational guide to decorating with a casual touch explains how to eliminate the clutter, emphasize informal rooms over formal living and dining areas, and create open, light-filled spaces that bring together the outside with interior decor. 25,000 first printing.

The Barefoot Lawyer

The Remarkable Memoir of China’s Bravest Political Activist
Author: Chen Guangcheng
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447243978
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 4501
It was like a scene out of a thriller: one morning in April 2012, China’s most famous political activist—a blind, self-taught lawyer—climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. For days, his whereabouts remained unknown; after he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, a furious round of high-level negotiations finally led to his release and a new life in the United States. Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than we knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, blinded by illness when he was an infant, Chen was fortunate to survive a difficult childhood. But despite his disability, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country’s poor, especially a legion of women who had endured forced sterilizations under the hated 'one child' policy. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, Chen was ultimately placed under house arrest. After a year of fruitless protest and increasing danger, he evaded his captors and fled to freedom. Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, this passionate book tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle.

The holy Bible, authorized version, with emendations [by J.T. Conquest].

Author: John Tricker Conquest
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 7096

The holy Bible, arranged in paragraphs and parallelisms, with annotations, by T.W. Coit

Author: Thomas Winthrop Coit
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 3462