Book Title : The Promise of Home

the promise of home

Release Date : 2015-08-04
ISBN Code : 9780345541574
Book Author : Darcie Chan
Book Publisher : Ballantine Books
Total Pages : 416

Book Summary :

Writing in the tradition of Jan Karon and Maeve Binchy, New York Times bestselling author Darcie Chan returns readers to Mill River, the charming town whose residents experience surprises and sorrows, witness acts of goodwill and kindness, embrace family love and friendship—and uncover age-old secrets and heartaches. These days, Mill River, Vermont, is a hive of activity. Karen Cooper bids farewell to her husband, Nick, as he leaves for Saudi Arabia to work as a contractor. But when he goes missing, Karen turns to beloved nonagenarian Father O’Brien for counsel. Kyle Hansen and Claudia Simon blissfully prepare for their wedding—until a new acquaintance threatens their romance. Emily DiSanti, haunted by a tragedy that tore her world apart a decade ago, is renovating the old McAllister mansion, eager to restore its former beauty and to find peace in the intense workload. All these lives—and the lives of others in this small town—move forward, bump up against one another, and intertwine. And when a cache of letters is discovered, a powerful and unexpected secret comes to light—one rooted deeply in the childhood of the longtime priest who has touched the lives of everyone in Mill River. Praise for The Promise of Home “Chan has once again told a mesmerizing tale about how difficult yet beautiful navigating the river of life can be. This author is, quite simply, an amazing storyteller.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star “Difficult to put down . . . [a] celebration of the healing power of community.”—Booklist “Who better to satisfy [summer] reader cravings than Darcie Chan. . . . Read on—and keep turning those pages [until you] find yourself looking forward to Darcie Chan’s next novel. Whew.”—Hudson Valley News “This serene backdrop is the perfect juxtaposition to the internal turmoil of Karen Cooper. Together the townsfolk make a well-rounded novel full of desperation, hope and redemption. This is a beautiful addition to the Mill River series, yet also reads well as a stand-alone novel.”—RT Book Reviews “[A] layered and heartwarming novel that intertwines a number of engaging contemporary storylines and intersperses them with . . . fascinating insights and historical details along the way. A light-handed affirmation of the power of love, faith, and community.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Darcie Chan’s The Mill River Redemption “An enchanting storyteller, Chan is one of those rare authors who makes you feel more fully alive.”—Elizabeth Letts, author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion “An engrossing page-turner [with] sympathetic and relatable characters.”—Library Journal Praise for The Mill River Recluse “A heartwarming story.”— “Chan’s sweet novel displays her talent. . . . A comforting book about the random acts of kindness that hold communities together.”—Kirkus Reviews “A real page-turner.”—IndieReader “Chan does an amazing job with pacing while maintaining continuity and weaving universal themes such as friendship, love, new beginnings and overcoming adversities into small town life.”—RT Book Reviews “This debut novel is a genre-breaking thriller with romantic overtones that should appeal to both men and women.”—Huntington News Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : The Promise of Home

the promise of home

Release Date : 2012-05-22
ISBN Code : 9780373877454
Book Author : Kathryn Springer
Book Publisher : Harlequin
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

As temporary guardian of her sister's two children, big-city magazine columnist Jenna Gardner is forced to face her past. She isn't in Mirror Lake for long before she realizes that everything has changed. And it's not her past throwing her off-kilter now—it's handsome next-door neighbor, Dev McGuire. Though Dev gets under her skin, he quickly proves himself an excellent father figure for the children. Soon he's encouraging Jenna to believe in second chances. But it'll take a leap of faith to believe that her future just might be in Mirror Lake after all.

Book Title : A Promise of Home

a promise of home

Release Date : 2014-11-05
ISBN Code : 0991243447
Book Author : Tammy L. Grace
Book Publisher :
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Spend Christmas in Friday Harbor this year surrounded by the friends you know and a couple of special deliveries from the Hometown Harbor Series.In between holiday activities, friends of Linda and Max are helping plan their Valentine's Day wedding. Regi is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her fortieth birthday and the fulfillment of the promise she and Cam made over twenty years ago.As she anticipates the reunion with Cam, she's oblivious to the signals the local delivery man, Nate, is giving her. She and Nate work together helping a newcomer open an art and antiques shop. While spending time together, she discovers she has feelings for Nate and bonds with the new shopkeeper over their past losses.As Regi's contemplating her choices, she's dealt a blow that brings her to her knees and reconnects her with the past. In the pursuit of her youthful fairytale promise, she'll risk the only chance she's encountered for true happiness and a home.

Book Title : The Promise of Morning At Home in Beldon Grove Book 2

the promise of morning at home in beldon grove book 2

Release Date : 2010-03-01
ISBN Code : 1441207708
Book Author : Ann Shorey
Book Publisher : Revell
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

Ellie Craig grieves the loss of three infant children, and when long-hidden secrets are brought to light, she must find a way to contact the family of her long-lost father. Meanwhile her husband, Matthew, faces controversy in his church and competition from a new arrival in Beldon Grove, who claims to be both a minister and the son of the town's founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? And will his unexpected travel companion help Ellie's heart mend? Book two in the AT HOME IN BELDON GROVE series, The Promise of Morning engages readers with themes of overcoming tragedy, finding strength to meet daunting challenges, and trusting your heart to love again.

Book Title : Old Age in a New Age

old age in a new age

Release Date : 2007
ISBN Code : 0826515630
Book Author : Beth Baker
Book Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
Total Pages : 236

Book Summary :

On investigative visits to nursing homes across the nation, Beth Baker has witnessed profound changes. Culture change leaders are tearing up everything -- the floor plans, the flow charts, the schedules, the lousy menus, the attitudes, the rules -- and starting from scratch. They are creating extraordinary places where people live in dignity and greet the day with contentment, assisted by employees who feel valued and appreciated. Perhaps most surprising, these homes prove that a high quality of life does not have to cost more. Some of the best homes in the nation serve primarily low-income people who are on Medicaid. In this new book, Baker tell the story of a better way to live in old age. Although each home is different, they share common values: respecting individual choices; empowering staff; fostering a strong community of elders, staff, family members, and volunteers; redesigning buildings from a hospital model to a home (where pets and children are part of everyday life); and honoring people when they die. Her visits to more than two dozen facilities include those associatd with the Eden Alternative, Green House, Kendal, and the Pioneer Network. Whether these transformational homes become the norm or the domain of a lucky few is the question that faces the next generation of elders, the baby boomers.

Book Title : Realizing the Promise of Home Visitation

realizing the promise of home visitation

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : OCLC:891663706
Book Author :
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 28

Book Summary :

"This issue brief will help policy makers and advocates build a strong national policy framework to maximize the effectiveness and reach of early childhood home visiting programs. More specifically, it is intended to ensure that federal home visiting policies directly address: the needs of mothers and children who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing domestic violence, the link between domestic violence and child abuse and neglect, and the impact of domestic violence on the health and well-being of children and families."--Page 3.

Book Title : The Promise of Heaven

the promise of heaven

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : 0736927247
Book Author : Randy Alcorn
Book Publisher : Harvest House Pub
Total Pages : 63

Book Summary :

Nature photographs, meditations, and Scripture verses provide a glimpse of what life might be like in Heaven.

Book Title : Inarticulate Longings

inarticulate longings

Release Date : 1995
ISBN Code : 0415911575
Book Author : Jennifer Scanlon
Book Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 278

Book Summary :

Inarticulate Longings explores the contradictions of a social agenda for women that promoted both traditional roles and the promises of a growing consumer culture by examining the advertising industry in the early 20th century.

Book Title : The Promise of Happiness

the promise of happiness

Release Date : 1982-09-23
ISBN Code : 0521270707
Book Author : Fred Inglis
Book Publisher : CUP Archive
Total Pages : 348

Book Summary :

Originally published in paperback in 1982, this is a study of the best children's fiction of the previous hundred years.

Book Title : The Promise of Representative Bureaucracy

the promise of representative bureaucracy

Release Date : 2015-02-24
ISBN Code : 9781317455127
Book Author : Sally Coleman Selden
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

This text on representive bureaucracy covers topics such as: bureaucracy as a representative institution; bureaucratic power and the dilemma of administrative responsibility; and representative bureaucracy and the potential for reconciling bureaucracy and democracy.

Book Title : A House for Hope

a house for hope

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : 9780807077382
Book Author : John A. Buehrens
Book Publisher : Beacon Press
Total Pages : 184

Book Summary :

How the common hopes of religious progressives from many traditions can create a liberal religious renaissance For over a generation now, conservative religion has seemed to be dominant in America. But there are signs of a liberal religious renaissance. For it to flourish, laypeople need a sense of their theological heritage. A House for Hope lays out, in lively and engaging language, the theological house that religious liberalism has inherited- and suggests how this heritage will need to be spiritually and theologically transformed.

Book Title : The Promises of God

the promises of god

Release Date : 2005-06-01
ISBN Code : 9781597812344
Book Author : Clarence E. Warner
Book Publisher : Xulon Press
Total Pages : 388

Book Summary :

Warner has written daily devotions based on promises from the Bible with illustrations from his varied life experiences. They give inspiration, pause for thought, peace, strength and a deeper relationship with God.

Book Title : James Milton Turner and the Promise of America

james milton turner and the promise of america

Release Date : 1991
ISBN Code : 0826207804
Book Author : Gary R. Kremer
Book Publisher : University of Missouri Press
Total Pages : 245

Book Summary :

Kremer (Missouri State Archivist) relates the remarkable story of Missouri's most prominent 19th-century African-American political figure. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Book Title : The Promise of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

the promise of early childhood development in latin america and the caribbean

Release Date : 2009-12-03
ISBN Code : 0821381644
Book Author : Emiliana Vegas
Book Publisher : World Bank Publications
Total Pages : 220

Book Summary :

Early childhood development outcomes play an important role throughout a person's life, affecting one's income-earning capacity and productivity, longevity, health, and cognitive ability. The deleterious effects of poor early childhood development outcomes can be long-lasting, affecting school attainment, employment, wages, criminality, and social integration of adults. The authors first take stock of early childhood development indicators in the region and explore access to early childhood development services for children of different backgrounds. They review recent evidence on the impact of early childhood development interventions in the region and investigate more deeply a selection of programs in Latin America and the Caribbean to distill lessons related to their design, implementation and institutionalization processes. The book concludes with a discussion of the challenges of scaling up and presents policy options to develop national early childhood development policies and programs that may be effective and sustained over time.

Book Title : The Promise of Light

the promise of light

Release Date : 2014-12-16
ISBN Code : 9781466887664
Book Author : Paul Watkins
Book Publisher : Picador
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

In The Promise of Light by Paul Watkins, it is 1921, and young Ben Sheridan's Irish-American father mysteriously dies in their small Rhode Island town. Determined to learn the truth about his family's cloudy past, he sets sail for Ireland, and quickly becomes involved in a struggle between soldiers of the newly formed Irish Republican Army and the brutal British troops. Amidst the lush and rugged Irish countryside, and the horrible violence unfolding across it, Ben must search for the truth of his identity, and the ties of his family's blood.

Book Title : Beyond Technology s Promise

beyond technology s promise

Release Date : 1993
ISBN Code : 0521407842
Book Author : Joseph B. Giacquinta
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 244

Book Summary :

This book examines how children use home computers, and proposes steps to facilitate a better educational use of available technology.

Book Title : Stopping Child Maltreatment Before it Starts

stopping child maltreatment before it starts

Release Date : 2000-10-11
ISBN Code : 9781452221366
Book Author : Neil B. Guterman
Book Publisher : SAGE Publications
Total Pages : 264

Book Summary :

Early prevention of child maltreatment is most commonly delivered through home visitation services, with the goal of promoting a positive start in parenting to avert potential child abuse and neglect. Stopping Child Maltreatment Before It Starts introduces best practice principles for early home visiting, examining the contexts from which these strategies arise. An essential text for child welfare courses, this book will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers in the child abuse and neglect field.

Book Title : The Promise of Heaven

the promise of heaven

Release Date : 2000
ISBN Code : 0830822313
Book Author : Douglas Connelly
Book Publisher : Intervarsity Press
Total Pages : 130

Book Summary :

By surveying what the Bible has to say on the subject of heaven, pastor Douglas Connelly has gathered some information about our eternal home. Designed to encourage and enlighten us, these chapters give us a glimpse of heaven. We will find comfort in knowing a little more about the place where our loved ones are spending eternity. And we will find hope to live our own lives in the light of what has been promised to us.

Book Title : The Promise of Rest

the promise of rest

Release Date : 2010-06-15
ISBN Code : 1451603118
Book Author : Reynolds Price
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

In this stunning and fully independent conclusion to A Great Circle, Reynolds Price tells the complex, moving story of a man's return home to die of AIDS and of the unexpected effect that his arrival -- and his death -- has on his family. Wade Mayfield's parents are separated, but for the remaining months of his life they and their friends come together to care for Wade with the love they can muster. They are unprepared, however, for the astonishing mystery Wade has prepared to reveal once he is gone -- a mystery that initiates the possible reunion of his parents and promises to continue the proud traditions of a complex, multiracial family.

Book Title : The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age

the promise of party in a polarized age

Release Date : 2014-09-01
ISBN Code : 9780674745247
Book Author : Russell Muirhead
Book Publisher : Harvard University Press
Total Pages : 331

Book Summary :

Political conflicts are not simply manufactured from thin air, Russell Muirhead argues. They originate in authentic disagreements over what constitutes the common welfare. The remedy is not for parties to just get along but to bring a skeptical sensibility to their own convictions and learn to disagree as partisans and govern through compromise.