A Soft Place to Land Description After their parents are killed in a plane crash, half sisters Ruthie, thirteen, and Julia, sixteen, are shocked to learn of the instructions left in the will. These tight-knit sisters, who grew up in the ...
Author: Susan Rebecca White
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the award-winning author of Bound South comes a powerful, moving novel of family loss and sisterly redemption. For more than ten years, Naomi and Phil Harrison enjoyed a marriage of heady romance, tempered only by the needs of their children. But on a vacation alone, the couple perishes in a flight over the Grand Canyon. After the funeral, their daughters, Ruthie and Julia, are shocked by the provisions in their will…not the least of which is that they are to be separated. Spanning nearly two decades, the sisters’ journeys take them from their familiar home in Atlanta to sophisticated bohemian San Francisco, a mountain town in Virginia, the campus of Berkeley, and lofts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As they heal from loss, search for love, and begin careers, their sisterhood, once an oasis, becomes complicated by resentment, anger, and jealousy. It seems as though the echoes of their parents’ deaths will never stop reverberating—until another shocking accident changes everything once again.
In this compelling and heartfelt mystery story, Janae Marks—author of the acclaimed bestselling From the Desk of Zoe Washington—follows a young girl reshaping her meaning of home.
Author: Janae Marks
In this compelling and heartfelt mystery story, Janae Marks—author of the acclaimed bestselling From the Desk of Zoe Washington—follows a young girl reshaping her meaning of home. Perfect for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Rebecca Stead. Two starred reviews! A Project Lit Club Book Club Selection, S&L Lead Title, and Kids' Indie Next List Pick! “Joyful. A book that kids will love.” —Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me Joy Taylor has always believed home is the house she lived in her entire life. But then her dad lost his job, and suddenly, home becomes a tiny apartment with thin walls, shared bedrooms, and a place for tense arguments between Mom and Dad. Hardest of all, Joy doesn’t have her music to escape through anymore. Without enough funds, her dreams of becoming a great pianist—and one day, a film score composer—have been put on hold. A friendly new neighbor her age lets Joy in on the complex’s best-kept secret: the Hideout, a cozy refuge that only the kids know about. And it’s in this little hideaway that Joy starts exchanging secret messages with another kid in the building who also seems to be struggling, until—abruptly, they stop writing back. What if they’re in trouble? Joy is determined to find out who this mystery writer is, fast, but between trying to raise funds for her music lessons, keeping on a brave face for her little sister, and worrying about her parents’ marriage, Joy isn’t sure how to keep her own head above water. "Squeezes your heart in such a special way." —Lisa Moore Ramée, author of A Good Kind of Trouble and Something to Say “Readers will find hope in Joy’s courage, ingenuity, and fierce dedication to her friends.” —Kate Messner, author of Breakout and Chirp “A timely story about connection, loss and the spaces we need to understand one and brave the other.” —Paula Chase, author of Dough Boys and So Done
other imagineable winged transport, as well as traveling in Humvees, Strykers, and various other land transports. As a side note, let me confirm that there is no such thing as a “not too handsome” helicopter pilot, or gunner.
Author: Victoria Smith
Publisher: Author House
For every parent/spouse/sibling/loved one of a war fighter, this book will ease your burden. For every soldier/airman/sailor/war fighter, this book is a tribute to you
The following is an insert from my teenage daughter Jenise FATHERS SHOULD BE A SOFT PLACE TO LAND AND A HARD ROCK TO STAND ON After doing an extensive review on experiences of my own and of my friends , I've come to the conclusion that ...
Author: Steve B. Walters
Publisher: Crowned Warrior Publishing/SWM
This book talks about how females tend to give so much of themselves, particularly to the males in their lives, until there is nothing left for self. It further discusses the dangers, blessings, and opportunities it presents to both males and females. Finally, it provides them with tools to better understand each other, resolve their issues, and develop deeper and more meaningful familial relationships.
One-way we can ensure that we have an opportunity to relax and recuperate each day is to create a soft place to land when we arrive home. This landing pad, whether it is an entire room or merely a small corner of a larger area, ...
Author: Chad Love Lieberman
Backpacking is a romantic way to explore your life and R.L Smith has written "Miss Cairn, I Love You" is for all people who find backpacking and romance can go together. While blending stories from his many years as an adult Boy Scout leader to his humorous way of leading the reader to follow "Miss Cairn" this beautiful pile of rocks. You will find stories about life's challenges and his wiliness to keep on hiking and backpacking. Miss Cairn will lead you through the Grand Canyon in a way that will entice you to go-seek-and see all the beauty she has to offer. Whether you just love life or you are a novice backpacker, you will find Miss Cairn a new and enjoyable way to explore, backpacking and doing what you love to do by following and placing cairns in your life. Read "Miss Cairn, I Love You," a help and a hope to enjoy life! R.L Smith
Once I'd finished, she looked at me very calmly and said, 'Lorraine, you need a soft place to land.' And I promptly burst into tears again, because she was SO RIGHT! Her words touched a place deep in my soul, a place that knew her words ...
Author: Lorraine Murphy
Publisher: Hachette UK
Are you lacking motivation or feeling overwhelmed, burnt out or not sure where you want life to take you next? Are you feeling like a 'low res' version of yourself, having focused all your energy on your career, your family or your community? If you answered 'yes', it's time to re-set. In Step Into You, entrepreneur and mentor Lorraine Murphy shares her best advice on how to re-focus on you and your personal version of success. She presents essential tips, advice and hacks that have transformed her own life, as well as real, raw and relatable examples from other busy women. Covering everything from growing a healthy mindset, getting shit done, developing your unique vision and goals, putting self-care first, progressing your career, managing your relationships and getting to grips with parenting, you'll feel like you've had a one-on-one mentoring session with Lorraine and will be recharged and ready to step into your best life.
realized our roles had reversed: instead of Jack offering me a soft place to land, I was prepared to offer him a soft place to land. On that Monday afternoon, I opened my heart to Jack, and there he landed softly.
Author: John R. Davis
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
When a person you love is terminally ill, you wish and wish for their pain to go away. You even pray for it. Then the cold reality of death stares you in the face, and you start praying for something new - one more day with them, one more hour, one more minute - and you would give anything to have it. When John R. Davis lost his life partner - fondly called his Banana Bread Man - to brain cancer, he also lost himself. He wondered how his world could ever be anything other than gray. Jack had been the one to bring color into his life. How could Davis expect to experience joy again without his mate of twenty-seven years? How would he survive the loss of Jack's magnanimous presence? Did he even want to survive? Finding My Banana Bread Man is a love story that: * guides people mourning the loss of a loved one * takes them through shock, despair, and loneliness * inspires all those who support them in their life-changing journeys Embracing his partner's memory through "tiny deeds of good action," poetry, letters, and scholarships helped Davis transcend grief. More than that, he was finally able to reconnect with the person he used to be before Jack died. Today, he dedicates his life to helping those who are suffering after the premature deaths of their spouses, mates, or partners. http: //www.findingmybananabreadman.com
Be a soft place to land when your spouse is struggling. - In happy and healthy marriages, both people act as safe havens for their partner. When your spouse has a bad day or is struggling with a difficult issue, be a soft place to land.
Author: Alex Lluch
Publisher: WS Publishing Group
More than 2.4 million couples get married each year, but over 40 percent of all marriages in the U.S. result in divorce. The reason for this is that couples fail to follow simple principles that lead to a happy and successful marriage. This is what this book is all about. Simple Principles for a Happy & Healthy Marriage offers practical tips and advice that any married couple can apply right away to enhance their relationship. Written in a direct, easy-to-read style, this book offers simple principles that couples of any age must follow, including the secrets of communication, trust, romance, finances, and resolving conflict. Whether the couples are newlyweds or long-married senior citizens, they will all benefit from the wisdom contained in Simple Principles for a Happy & Healthy Marriage. In addition to the 200 powerful principles for a successful marriage and their supporting text, this book contains exercises that couples can practice to build a strong and lasting relationship. Alex A. Lluch is the author of over 70 best-selling books in subjects such as parenting, babies, children, weddings, health, and home. He lives in San Diego, California with his wife and three children.
Be a Safe Place to Launch and a Soft Place to Land Family is most satisfying when it's a safe place to launch (with encouragement and rooting for each other) and a soft place to land (when learning to handle failure and disappointment ...
Author: Gary Morland
As a teenager, Gary Morland lived in an unhappy, dysfunctional family characterized by addiction and disharmony. When he started a family of his own, he brought with him those same destructive patterns. Yet he sensed there must be a way to have a family shaped by acceptance and grace, a family that was loving, whole, and at peace with one another. The problem was, he didn't know how. In this life-giving book, Morland shares his journey of discovering the timeless tools of family peace that transformed him and his family. He shows how these tools broke the unhealthy patterns of the family he grew up in and saved his relationship with his wife and two daughters. With refreshing honesty and humility, he helps readers believe that they too can start from where they are right now--no matter how broken--to transform their family culture and their family legacy and to generously offer grace to the people who matter most in their lives.
The soft place to land that you create should inspire within you the mantra, “I can breath[e] here. I can relax here. I know I am safe here.” Can you think of a good place in your home that could serve as your soft place to land?
Author: Stephanie Bennett Vogt
Publisher: Hierophant Publishing
A Daily Guide to Simplifying, Decluttering, and Letting Go With all our best intentions and rich resources, why is it so hard to slow down, simplify, and care for ourselves? Why are we so afraid to let go? In A Year to Clear, leading space-clearing expert Stephanie Bennett Vogt takes you on a journey of self-discovery, letting go, and transformation. Each of the 365 lessons—organized into 52 weeklong themes—offers daily inspiration designed to release stress and stuff in ways that lighten, enlighten, and last. This is YOUR YEAR to . . . Free yourself of unwanted things in your home and mind by bringing awareness to messy habits and the outdated beliefs behind them. Transform those mindless housekeeping tasks you do every day (on auto-pilot) into nurturing, soul-filled experiences. Realize at the deepest level the essence of who you are and what you came here to be. Stephanie’s methods of gentle encouragement and humor will guide you to look at the items and clutter in your home not simply as a “mess” to be dealt with, but as an outward reflection of your inner presence. By using her clearing exercises to clean up on the outside and the inside, both your physical and emotional realms will return to a sparkling state of balance and serenity.