The Grief Keeper is a tender tale that explores the heartbreak and consequences of when both love and human beings are branded illegal.
Author: Alexandra Villasante
This stunning YA debut is a timely and heartfelt speculative narrative about healing, faith, and freedom. Seventeen-year-old Marisol has always dreamed of being American, learning what Americans and the US are like from television and Mrs. Rosen, an elderly expat who had employed Marisol's mother as a maid. When she pictured an American life for herself, she dreamed of a life like Aimee and Amber's, the title characters of her favorite American TV show. She never pictured fleeing her home in El Salvador under threat of death and stealing across the US border as "an illegal", but after her brother is murdered and her younger sister, Gabi's, life is also placed in equal jeopardy, she has no choice, especially because she knows everything is her fault. If she had never fallen for the charms of a beautiful girl named Liliana, Pablo might still be alive, her mother wouldn't be in hiding and she and Gabi wouldn't have been caught crossing the border. But they have been caught and their asylum request will most certainly be denied. With truly no options remaining, Marisol jumps at an unusual opportunity to stay in the United States. She's asked to become a grief keeper, taking the grief of another into her own body to save a life. It's a risky, experimental study, but if it means Marisol can keep her sister safe, she will risk anything. She just never imagined one of the risks would be falling in love, a love that may even be powerful enough to finally help her face her own crushing grief. The Grief Keeper is a tender tale that explores the heartbreak and consequences of when both love and human beings are branded illegal.
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Author: Jennifer Gottschalk
Writing Strategies for Talent Development helps educators incorporate effective and engaging writing strategies into their classroom that are designed to reach struggling and gifted students alike. This guide demonstrates how teachers can provide the means to write (with appropriate tools and classroom structures), the motivation to write (through engaging genre-based lessons), and the opportunity to write more frequently across multiple subjects. Covering genres from fantasy, crime, and humor, to horror, non-fiction, and even romance, this book provides the tools to support every writer in the room.
Mel continued, “The sting is still there, but the grief—maybe the grief has finally found a quiet place to rest. Seeing a guy like Elliot Junior who looks ...
Author: Calle J. Brookes
Publisher: Lost River Lit Publishing, L.L.C.
★ ★ ★ Ten years. Three months. Sixteen days.★ ★ ★ She hasn't felt safe in a long, long time. Until Elliot. As a teenager Gabby Kendall witnessed the execution of her best friend's family. Those images haunt her every day. Now... Now the killers are back. They know who she is, where she lives, and who her friends are. They know everything about her... He has the TSP to run, and a woman to protect... Elliot Marshall had lost almost his entire family when they'd been murdered ten years ago. Now he is back in Finley Creek, searching for the killers. Elliot isn't about to let anyone hurt the woman who had been his murdered sister's best friend. The only place she feels safe is next to him. But the price of that safety may be someone else close to her. Close to him. They can't lose someone else they love like that ever again... ◆◆◆◆FIRST in the TSP: MARSHALL MURDERS trilogy from CALLE J. BROOKES◆◆◆◆
Assisting her keeper husband, the caring Deborrah Corwin had stormed down the ... to help and support the grieving keeper and his three lovely daughters.
Author: Mary Schmal
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Unexpected events occur in 1885 on Cobblestone Island for the nine Children of the Light. In dense fog, characters leave the island. Lucinda DePere departs for another country. Three beloved characters bid farewell while the rightful owners of Cottage Parakaleó return to the island. The pirates reappear, but one is up to no good. The boys discover a hidden treasure in their hideaway cave. In the General Store, a curious upper room is unlocked. Fireworks light up the island, objects continue to disappear, and children get locked in a cellar. One mystery is solved with startling results. Thomas and his Nektosha friend, Warm Autumn Breeze, hold a secret they dare not share until the time is right. Throughout the adventures, Thomas is reminded that self-control is a Fruit of the Spirit that blesses not only him but all "Children of the Light."
The awareness brought a sharp flick of grief and anger, but she put that aside, she put it all aside, none of it helped here, not the grief ...
Author: Rachel Neumeier
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
A lush new fantasy about finding the will to lead against all odds, perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone. Keri has been struggling to run her family bakery since her mother passed away. Now the father she barely knew—the Lord of Nimmira—has died, and ancient magic has decreed that she will take his place as the new Lady. The position has never been so dangerous: the mists that hide Nimmira from its vicious, land-hungry neighbors have failed, and Keri's people are visible to strangers for the first time since the mists were put in place generations ago. At the same time, three half-brothers will their own eyes on the crown make life within the House just as dangerous as the world outside. But Keri has three people to guide her: her mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Together they must find a way to repair the boundary before her neighbors realize just how vulnerable Nimmira is. With a spunky main character, lyrical storytelling, and hidden romance, The Keeper of the Mist is an engrossing story that is full of adventure.
“Because I have not borne a child of my own does not mean that I cannot sympathize nor understand the grief of those who have.” The room grew quiet.
Author: Sandra Byrd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
What she sees in secret, she may not tell. Mistress Juliana St. John is the lovely, forthright daughter of a prosperous knight’s family. Though all expect her to marry the son of her late father’s business partner, time and chance interrupt, sending her to the sumptuous but deceptive court of Henry VIII. Sir Thomas Seymour, brother of the late Queen Jane, returns to Wiltshire to conclude his affairs with Juliana’s father’s estate and chances upon her reading as lector in the local church. He sees instantly that she would fit into the household of the woman he loves and wants most to please, Kateryn Parr. Juliana’s mother agrees to have her placed with Parr for a season and Juliana goes, though reluctantly. For she keeps a secret. Juliana has been given the gift of prophecy, and in one vibrant vision she has seen Sir Thomas shredding the dress of a highly born young woman, while it was still on her body, to perilous consequence. As Juliana accompanies Kateryn Parr to court, Henry’s devout sixth queen raises the stakes for all reformers. Support of firebrand Anne Askew puts the queen and her ladies in life-threatening jeopardy, as does the queen’s desire to influence her husband’s—and the realm’s—direction and beliefs. Later, without Henry’s strong arm, the court devolves to competition, duplicity, and betrayal. The risks could not be higher as Juliana must choose between love and honor, personal fulfillment and sacrifice. Ultimately, her course is driven by a final kept secret, one that undoes everything she thought she knew.
Instead, she'd taught herself to become a bystander; an observer of Harriet's death but not the grief-stricken friend whose hands were stained with her ...
Author: Fiona McIntosh
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Provence, 1942 Luc Bonet, brought up by a wealthy Jewish family in the foothills of the French Alps, finds his life shattered by the brutality of Nazi soldiers. Leaving his abandoned lavender fields behind, Luc joins the French Resistance in a quest for revenge. Paris, 1943 Lisette Forestier is on a mission: to work her way into the heart of a senior German officer, and to infiltrate the very masterminds of the Gestapo. But can she balance the line between love and lies? The one thing Luc and Lisette hadn't counted on was meeting each other. Who, if anyone, can be trusted - and will their own emotions become the greatest betrayers of all?
“Nothing's happening to us,” he said at last. When he turned, the grief was ... and then she was startled by The Memory Keeper's Daughter 51.
Author: Kim Edwards
A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered.
That was to be expected, and everyone deals with grief in different ways, but what Declan didn't expect was how her sadness pained him. He was at a loss, ...
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Publisher: Stephanie St. Klaire
Heart-stopping chemistry and breath-holding suspense make this a riveting one-click must... The O’Reilly brothers are a force to be reckoned with in this pulse-pounding, action packed series that will keep you on the edge of your seat…and watching over your shoulder. Murder. Deception. Corruption. There is no match for the Brother’s Keeper Security team. Be prepared to have your heart taken hostage and mind blown as you face twists and turns you never saw coming. Five men. One mission. Justice. This box set contains: Brother's Keeper I: Declan, Part 1 Brother's Keeper I: Declan, Part 2 Brother's Keeper II: Liam
I will attempt to return myself to this time without the grief. If I look much younger and have lost my necklace, give it to me.
Author: Sylvia Perez
Beautiful and intelligent. Two words that described my people. Two words that would describe our descendants. Two words that would place me as a target in one of the most complex wars of all time. The way I figured it, the only way any side would win, would be by deceiving me, distracting me, and throwing me into well planned situations, that would leave me feeling lost... and unnerved. As to who was the final victor-unto whose lap I was thrown upon-I may truly never know. This is my story. A story of how I became a piece of a puzzle, and of how people decided my life's path for me.
The emotions that showed so clearly on his face triggered the grief that she'd been so desperately trying to hold back. Turning back around, she ran to him ...
Author: M. L. Magee
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
When Scarlette Manning is thirteen years old, she witnesses a tragedy in her family and is forced from that day forward to carry the guilt and responsibility of a gift that she involuntarily receives: mystical powers. Because her parents believe magic is the family curse rather than a gift, she is forced to master her powers in secret in order to protect herself and her family from supernatural dangers. Now twenty-two, Scar has lived a lie, concealing the most important aspect of herself from those she loves most. She believes she has been successful in hiding her powers—until the night when one of her brothers has a life-altering experience that sends her spiraling back to the horrific event of her childhood. Although she cannot change his fate, she may yet be able to use her craft to tip the scales from death to life. In this novel of magic and the supernatural, only time will tell whether a young witch can keep her family safe from the terrors that roam their town.
The boys tried to understand the grief that she was going through, but it was unfamiliar to them. They hadn't lost as much as a pet, let alone a loved one.
Author: C. J. Elgert
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Is Cali a Time Keeper or is she remembering events that have already happened before time was changed? Ten-year-old Cali must discover who Jamie and Nicky Elder are, and why it’s so important to reach the boys before the evilest warlock of all, Ostrogoth, can find the brothers and kill them! Cali lives in Padstow Green, Cornwall, a hidden community of Specials, people with magical powers. She realizes that time has been changed. Before she can fix it, the warlocks attack, so Cali and the other villagers must flee. But all is not lost. While in hiding, Cali meets Jamie and Nicky. She befriends the boys, teaches them about magic, and their adventures begin. Firstly, Nicky nearly kills Jamie with a spell. Then they journey to the now warlock-infested Padstow Green to find Goldhawk Springs, where they can enhance their magical talents. However, time is running out. Ostrogoth is openly attacking Normals, non-magical people, and barricades are going up all over England. Anyone stopped without identification is detained. After a warlock attacks the boys in a supposedly safe house, Cali, the boys, and their parents go on the run. Barely avoiding the relentless warlocks and the Normals soldiers alike, they travel from one end of England to the other, finally finding a place they can hide until the boys develop the skills necessary to challenge Ostrogoth, and either kill or be killed.\
I didn't know what to say that could remove the grief from her heart. To me. transformation was very much better than at 299 is.
Author: Tessa Gratton
Publisher: Random House
A stunning blend of romance, horror and magic. All the beauty is yours now, Mab, all the beauty of the world. Take it. For Mab, blood magic is as natural as breathing. Wild and confident, she uses magic to understand her whole world. Will tries to dismiss all he sees and feels around Mab, but cannot prevent the strangeness and beauty of her craft from drawing him closer. When one of Mab's spells taps into a powerful curse, a terrifying foe is unleashed. Hiding in the shadows of the forest, it seeks to manipulate Will and gain Mab's power - threatening to destroy everything they love.