The Ghost of Hannah Mendes

Marriage between us was impossible, forbidden by Mosaic laws. One brother could never marry another brother's wife, with one exception: if she had been widowed and left childless. Then he was obligated to marry her.

Author: Naomi Ragen

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429957816

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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When Catherine da Costa, a wealthy Manhattan matron, learns she has only a short time to live, she realizes that her family tree will die unless she passes on its legacy and traditions to her granddaughters. But Suzanne and Francesca, beautiful young women caught up in trendy causes and ambitious careers, have no interest in the past. Catherine almost despairs until one night she is visited by the ghost of her family's anscestor, an indomitable Renaissance businesswoman named Hannah Mandes. The ghost of Hannah Mendes encourages Catherine to use every trick in the book to coerce the granddaughters to journey across Europe and acquaint themselves with their roots. While the sisters honor their grandmother's request out of loyalty, they believe their quest is futile--until it starts to uncover ancient pages from Hannah Mendes's fascinating memoir, and brings new loves into their lives.
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The Mountain Between Us

“We'll make you one of us yet.” “What do you mean 'one of us'?” She drew back. “I'm not part of your prankster fraternity or anything like that.” “No, I mean part of the community. A local. This ghost-story thing could become a new ...

Author: Cindy Myers

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758277435

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From acclaimed author Cindy Myers comes a big-hearted story of pulling together, facing life's challenges--and knowing what it means to really come home. . . Cut off from the outside world by a blanket of snow, the holidays are usually a time for peace and quiet in tiny Eureka, Colorado. But this year the mountain town is in trouble. Thanks to a corrupt investor, the treasury is bankrupt, leaving residents to struggle through an especially harsh winter. Then there are those with more personal problems, like Maggie Stevens, pregnant and torn between single motherhood or drawing the father-to-be into a life he's not cut out for. And Olivia Theriot, the mayor's prodigal daughter, is harboring a secret so painful she may never be able to settle down. But mother nature is about to put things in perspective. . . When a blizzard blows through just days before Christmas, some are left stranded--and others missing. Now there's only one thing on Eureka's wish list: to live up to its name, and its reputation for coming together, and find a way to bring everyone back home--where they belong. Praise for The View From Here "Cindy Myers strikes gold with this warm-hearted novel about friendship, family, and second chances." --Deborah Smith, New York Times bestselling author "I loved this novel! It shines like a jewel. . .like solid gold." --Pamela Morsi, USA Today bestselling author"This novel is definitely one to add to your keeper shelf." ??RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars
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The Ghost of Whitehall Hill

front of us about one-hundred feet away through the trees.” Mr. Belmont paused until a logging truck passed, shaking the Jeep as it went in the opposite direction. “It was about the size a large pumpkin. At first we thought somebody was ...

Author: D. Weldon Brantley

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781606046036

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 266

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After being warned to avoid Whitehall Hill by older residents in a small Florida town, teen detectives Mickey, Danny and Charli toss caution to the wind, only to find themselves in the midst of a tragic secret which has stalked two generations. New author D. Weldon Brantley takes readers on a ride of discovery and suspense in The Ghost of Whitehall Hill. These amateur young sleuths defy a community's superstition to tackle a three-decade old mystery of strange disappearances to confront ghosts which appear every Halloween in a run down, abandoned mansion. Defying the forces of nature, the teens uncover a trail of clues linking President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Spanish Flu epidemic, a secret war weapon, and a World War II hero with a violent past. Danny, Charli, Mickey, and their parents must work together to discover the identity of the ghost. The Ghost of Whitehall Hill readers learn that living in a small Florida town may not be as boring as the young heroes first believed, thus, the CrackerJack Kids Agency is born.
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American Indian Ghost Stories of the West

With the tape recorder placed between us on the seat, he freely described he and his wife, Ruby's experience at a bed and breakfast in Santa Fe. Take from his story what you will but remember that sometimes all our attachment to what ...

Author: Antonio Garcez


ISBN: 9780974098876

Category: History

Page: 366

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The FIRST book written of ghost encounters of American Indians written by an American Indian! These are not second hand accounts, but are personal experiences told to the author by present day individuals who have witnessed spirits, and horrific hauntings throughout the southwest states of Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Each page will offer the reader a journey of personal exploration into the spiritually sacred and privileged world known only to Native Americans. AMERICAN INDIAN GHOST STORIES OF THE WEST is unlike any other book. Make no mistake, this first of its kind book is definitely unlike no other!
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The Ghost Between Us

When Toby Miller loses his wife in a car accident, he carries out the couple's dream of moving to the mountains of Tennessee.

Author: Pete Nunweiler

Publisher: Peter J Nunweiler

ISBN: 1532397704


Page: 306

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You'll quickly connect with the characters in this captivating paranormal thriller. With a cliff hanger at the close of every chapter, you won't want to put it down. Toby and Anna Miller were a perfect couple. Romantic, passionate and truly best friends. When he loses her after a car accident, he takes a leave of absence from work to carry out his promise to Anna and moves to the "Forever House" in the mountains of Tennessee. It's their dream come true carried out by one. Soon after he settles in, he hears strange noises in the house but brushes them off until his realtor, Alex, shares a dark secret with him and he learns of her heartbreaking connection to the house. Over time, Toby and Alex become closer. As a paranormal enthusiast, Toby no longer dismisses the strange noises and tries to connect with the entity in the house. His research begins with simple closed-ended questions and progresses to full conversations through EVPs and a Spirit Box. Toby's increasing obsession with the paranormal builds an obsession with the ghost, sparking a forbidden love triangle. Will the entity keep Toby and Alex apart? The Ghost Between Us is where paranormal romance meets suspense thriller. It will grab you from the very first page and won't let go until the last.
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Storms Gather Between Us

Just long streets of ugly red-brick terraced houses, each identical to the other. ... for all of us. You were a baby so you won't remember her.' Her mother's eyes were brimming with tears. ... But Sarah gave the ghost of a smile.

Author: Clare Flynn

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781788632638

Category: Fiction


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Life can change in a single moment... Living under the watchful eye of her controlling and abusive father, Hannah Dawson’s hopes for freedom and happiness seem a distant dream. Her mother, passive and ashamed of her self-preservation, refuses to challenge her husband. It is the mysterious circumstances of her long-lost Aunt Lizzie’s disappearance in the 1920s that inspires Hannah to seek a better life. Since escaping his family’s notoriety in Australia Will Kidd has spent a decade sailing the seas, never looking back. Content to live the life of a wanderer, everything changes in a single moment when he comes face to face with a ghost from his past on a cloudy beach in Liverpool. Hannah and Will are thrown together by fate and bonded by secrets from long ago. Now, they discover a love like no other. But with Hannah’s father determined to see her wed to a man of his choosing they must fight against a tyrant who has ruined many lives. Even if they succeed, can they escape the chains of their histories? And will their plans for a future be possible when the whole world is changing forever...? A compelling tale of family secrets and undeniable love against the odds, perfect for fans of Susanne Goldring and Fiona Valpy. Praise for Storms Gather Between Us 'Another great book by Clare Flynn’ Reader Review ‘A really gripping and moving pre WWII story’ Reader Review ‘I would recommend this book without hesitation’ Reader Review ‘Very descriptive, immersive and well written. This book is guaranteed to make you turn each and every page.’ Reader Review ‘I was totally gripped from the first page’ Reader Review 'Although this novel follows Flynn’s A Greater World, it can stand alone, since the characters’ backstories are introduced non-intrusively. Will’s exploits on the seas and in coastal regions, notably Zanzibar and Naples, and Hannah’s confined life and mannerisms in pre-WWII Liverpool are presented vividly, displaying the author’s talent and extensive research. The descriptions of the sea voyages and locales are undoubtedly based on Flynn’s travels. The novel’s skillful plot elucidates the harsh treatment of some women during the period. Readers will look forward to the sequel. Recommended.' Historical Novel Society
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The Ghost of Northumberland Strait

It felt and looked like someone sat down between us. The cushions moved, they sunk in.” Derek stares at me incredulously and I feel my conviction slip away. “Unless it was my imagination...” I hate the way my words trail off ...

Author: Lori Knutson

Publisher: Napoleon

ISBN: 9780986666261


Page: 108

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The last thing thirteen-year-old Charly Pederson expects to do is meet a ghost when she, her mother and sister Nikki move to P.E.I. to live with Grammie after her parents' divorce. Charly knows something is up with that old, abandoned house on Northumberland Strait the day that four of them break in and snoop around. While the other kids are satisfied to stay out of the spooky house after that, Charly feels drawn back to the place and knows she has to return alone. She does return and is swept into a time-traveling adventure during which she makes the most unlikely friend – a woman who’s been dead since long before Charly was born.
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Ghosts Among Us

In this extraordinary book, he tells his incredible ghost stories and reveals the lessons he learned from his amazing encounters with the spirit world.

Author: James Van Praagh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448117178

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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James Van Praagh knew he was different from a young age. Not only could he see ghosts, but he could talk to them and interact with them. He realised that whereas some ghosts can be full of malice, others actively want to help the living. In this extraordinary book, he tells his incredible ghost stories and reveals the lessons he learned from his amazing encounters with the spirit world. He explains what it is really like to see ghosts, how to recognise which sort of energies surround a person or place, ways to protect ourselves from negative presences, and techniques for becoming closer to those spirits who truly want to guide us. Uncovering the truth about the Other Side, Ghosts Among Us also shows us how to develop our psychic powers and how we can all transform our fears of the paranormal into a source of inner strength and support.
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The Ghost of Fukuda Aijiro

“We don't have secrets between us, so she's aware of it but not every detail, and I prefer that it remain that way, if possible. There's enough animosity between her and Eva as it is.” “I'll try to maintain that discretion, Doctor.

Author: Jonathan Faulkner

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781644263594

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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The Ghost of Fukuda Aijiro By: Jonathan Faulkner The modern say setting is Kenai landing, a 100-year-old cannery at the mouth of Alaska’s famous Kenai River. In this former Kenaitez fish camp, ancient spirits dwell and Fukuda Aijiro, fifty years buried, is running out of time. Juxtaposing this timeframe is the WWII-era evacuation of Alaska’s Aleut population from their ancestral homeland. Transferred to squalid camps and abandoned mines in southeast Alaska, Aleuts suffered irreparable harm to their people, a “forgotten war” that is traced here through the family of Needra Kudrin. Keeno Kudrin, captured and imprisoned by the Japanese, is among those tragically displaces. As he struggles to recover his prewar existence, Keeno must confront the forces of good and evil and the ghost of Fukuda Aijiro. Forced to resign the prior year, following his admission that the ghost of Fannie Guthry-Baehm helped him indict Bill Brady for murder; Chief Callahan is called back into duty. As fact-based collection of evidence collides with his newfound faith, Chief Callahan is asked to investigate a suspicious death, which means unraveling the mysteries of the past.
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The Ghost of Mary Prairie

Such a question was an overt gesture of interest, I was sure, and even more certain by the look in her eyes. I looked back at Mikey's scared face and then turned to Janet again. "So did your uncle say it was okay to come with us?

Author: Lisa Polisar

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826342102

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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It's 1961, Grady, Oklahoma, population 103. Fifteen-year-old Jacob Leeds lives in a modest house on Hooper Circle. His world includes a wily sister, provincial parents, a grandfather named Woody, and an obsession with superheroes. Peel back one layer, though, and find a very different Hooper Circle--one teeming with lies, a family cover-up, and a secret that will change Jake forever. The summer of 1961 begins with a teenage initiation rite for Jake, delivered by his best friend, Mikey Savage: "Initiation into Manhood--sleep on bare ground in the old baseball diamond. No sleeping bag, no shoes, no blanket." How difficult could it be? Pirate songs and funny stories accompany him in the darkness, until he hears the first of the screams. As he approaches the sound, he sees an apparition of a young woman, brutally beaten. He tries to run away, but finds he's running toward her. When Jake tells Mikey the story, he learns the legend of Mary McCann--a murdered Grady girl who to this day haunts the Oklahoma prairie in search of her killer. For Jake, this sighting marks the end of his childhood and the beginning of his quest to find the truth of her story. "During a beastly-hot Oklahoma summer, on a hard-scrabble farm, Jake Leeds makes the emotional journey from easy boyhood to complicated adolescence when he uncovers a mystery that points to shattered truths and stunning secrets. Lisa Polisar's moving story and elegant prose bring vitality and wonder to an ages-old theme, turning The Ghost of Mary Prairie into a contemporary masterpiece."--Pari Noskin Taichert, two-time Agatha Award finalist
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