No Place Like Home

Will I end up being just like Ashley and pushed aside for the newest girl that comes along? I take my order pad and fan myself because my skin is ... I just climb in, put on my seatbelt, and keep my mouth shut for the entire ride home.

No Place Like Home

“Whether the system works or it doesn’t, it didn’t work for me…” Having just aged out of foster care, eighteen-year-old Jules finds herself homeless and broke. Shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she’s sent packing with very little money and very few personal belongings. However, with her social worker’s help, she finds a place that she can call home—temporarily. But growing up in foster care has left her emotionally scarred, and opening up to people and letting them in is not something she ever wants to do again. Until she meets Jake. The attraction is almost instant, and he is someone she can definitely see herself falling for. But Jules quickly discovers that everything is not always as It seems, and people are rarely who they appear to be. After learning the truth about Jake, she wants nothing more to do with him. But Jake is captivated by Jules—not just because of her mesmerizing hazel eyes, but because she has unwavering strength despite the unfortunate life she’s had—and he’s not letting go that easily. He’s determined to win her heart, and with each passing day he shreds more of her resolve. With Jake’s help, Jules soon discovers that—even though she has spent most of her life parentless and homeless—there’s no place like home…

No Place Like Home

Is that what you want?' 'Polly, why are you doing this?' 'If you don't leave me alone, ... You're just like your mum. You're both crackers.' 'Stop it,' he said. ... You get out of my house.' you up. It 'It's my house, Jacob.

No Place Like Home

A woman’s new house brings a threatening mystery with it, in this dark, twisting tale. Polly Cooke, in her mid-thirties, has finally left rentals behind and purchased her very own house. The first weeks in the house are idyllic, as she settles in and daydreams about decorating and turning the place into a real home. But meanwhile, Jacob, a local man, has been watching her. What does he want and why is he so obsessed with Polly? Finally, one rainy night, she is on her way home—and spots the silhouette of a man in the window . . .

No Place Like Home

She gazed at the picture he handed her and some of the light came back into her eyes as she said, “Mariah's picture looks just like The Wizard of Oz tornado.” “Yes, it does.” Sunny's love for Mariah radiated from his little girl.

No Place Like Home

Mariah knew why she wasn't sleeping at night, why her work was lackluster, why she noticed children everywhere. She wanted a child, and a dependable man to love her. She strode to Rafe, who was nothing like her dear old dad or her brother. "Take me home. And don't worry—I want nothing to do with writing your story." She gave him no chance to reply, stomping to his truck before turning. Her breath caught. Rafe stood on the highway, the incessant breeze tugging his hair, his clothes. He stared after the departing storm, clearly craving to give chase again. He was crazy. And she was crazy for wanting him.

There s No Place Like Home

You have just peeked inside our home and our family life. You know the good, the bad, and the ugly. We have our not—so—pretty moments. Emotions run rampantly and we are still just a work in progress. Please realize that being a ...

There s No Place Like Home

Some place where there isn't any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It's far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain. -The Wizard of Oz (1939) A long time ago, a famous young woman set out to find the Emerald City and an entire generation grew up dreaming of the Yellow Brick Road, and the Wicked Witch of the West. As it turns out, the Emerald City is really not so far away. In her inspirational book No Place Like Home, Jamie W. Thompkins explores how every individual must follow their own Yellow Brick Road and understand the true meaning of a relationship with God, and find his own way to the true Emerald City. Through the dark forests of life, and despite the witches we may encounter, there is a brilliant path that God has laid out for each of us, which we must inevitably follow to find our way to our heavenly home. Join Jamie Thompkins on this incredible journey over the rainbow, and find your way through a winding world.

No Place Like Home

Locked away until the day we were sold or just died . There was no escape . ' Though in 1993 , when Gashka ... Even this place , so foreign , was more home to me . ... One of these people was the doctor , with whom 132 NO PLACE LIKE HOME.

No Place Like Home

This collection of short stories creates a narrative picture of Australians, past and present. It is also a mosaic of journeys, for we are nearly all displaced peoples or the descendents of displaced peoples, whether we are from indigenous, settler, migrant or refugee families.

No Place Like Home

Her father has Alzheimer's, and she just heard yesterday that he's declining rapidly. She was perfectly happy to move out of the city into this area, but kept delaying house hunting. She wanted me to do it. When I saw the one I bought, ...

No Place Like Home

Liza Barclay, aged 10, shot her mother while trying to protect her from her violent stepfather, ex-FBI agent Charley Foster. Despite her stepfather's claim that it was a deliberate act, the Juvenile Court ruled the death an accident. Many people, however, agreed with Foster and tabloids compared Liza to the infamous murderess, Lizzie Borden, pointing even to the similarity in name. Growing up with adoptive parents who tried to erase every trace of her past, her name is changed to Celia. Always, though, the fear hung over her and the family - that someday, her vengeful stepfather would reappear to harm her. Aged 25, a successful interior designer, she marries a childless sixty-year old widower and they have a son. Before their marriage, she had confided her earlier life to her husband. Two years on, on his deathbed, he tells her that he would want her to re-marry, but makes her swear never to reveal her past to anyone, so that their son would not carry the burden of this family tragedy - a promise that plunges her into a new cycle of violence. Three years later, happily re-married, Celia is shocked when her second husband presents her with a gift -- the house where she killed her mother. When the real estate agent who has made the sale recognises her and, soon after, is murdrered, Celia is accused of the crime. Once again, she is home -- the place where she is stamped as a murderess.

No Place Like Home

I could get these done for you if you want.” Ashia and I exchange What the heck is happening ... And just like that, somewhat-sweet Shelby disappears. “Is it really that hard to think of something nice to ... And with No Place Like Home 73.

No Place Like Home

Having to move a lot because of her father's job, Kenzie is happy when an extended assignment allows her to enroll in a Las Vegas middle school, where she takes risks by revealing her crush, auditioning for a play, and running for student council.

No Place Like Home

'What if someone had been in the house while we slept? What if they come back? What if... what if they kill us... take a knife from the kitchen and stab us, just like they did our mum?' Beth looked distraught, her pain palpable, ...

No Place Like Home

He knows where you are... Sisters Molly and Beth Winters thought the remote clifftop house would be the perfect place to hide away after their mother’s brutal murder. They were wrong.... He wants revenge... Because someone from the girls’ past has already found their safe house and he is watching and waiting in the shadows ready to make them pay. He won’t stop until you’re dead... Their new home should have been the place the sisters were safe. But no place is safe forever. A gripping new thriller from Lynda Stacey guaranteed to keep you up all night! Perfect for fans of Sue Watson, S E Lynes, Jackie Kabler and Kendra Elliot. What readers are saying about Lynda Stacey... Lynda Stacey is up there with Nora Roberts and Karen Rose when it comes to writing jaw-dropping, nerve-twisting and addictive tales spiced with intrigue, passion and suspense and she is on top form with her latest novel, Keeper of Secrets. Julie 9th November 2019 Lynda Stacey knows how to write a psychological thriller and is very adept at building suspense throughout. Sincerely Book Angels Lynda is a fantastic storyteller - setting the scene in a very descriptive way and bringing characters to life that you just have to emphasize with - so much emotion!!! Minimaxi Lynda Stacey takes the reader on a journey of suspense with lots of twists and turns, most of which you won't see coming. It was an incredibly great read from start to finish giving me goosebumps along the way. Tasha Williams about House of Secrets

There s No Place Like Home at Christmas

'We don't want to wake her up. ... At first Tommy thought Santa meant the little girl's human family, but then he turned around and saw what Santa was ... And they weren't just any hippos, they were all green hippos, just like Tommy.

There s No Place Like Home at Christmas

This is a collection of new Christmas stories written by well known Irish personalities including Maeve Binchy, Niall Quinn, Cathy Kelly, Eddie Hobbs, Patrick Hickey and Judi Curtin. Describing the true meaning of Christmas, this collection of nearly 30 stories is varied and colourful and will warm the very cockles of your heart.

No Place Like Home and Dream a Little Dream

They obviously like the attention.” Brady laughed. The kid had a point. Sort of. “Red threw the first punch. ... I got there just in the nick of time.” “Ms. Belle, who's that? ... just like that—leaving him alone. 112 No Place Like Home.

No Place Like Home and Dream a Little Dream

Two "Mule Hollow" novels by beloved author Debra Clopton NO PLACE LIKE HOME Dottie Hart made a promise and has to get to California. But when the candy maker gets stranded in Mule Hollow, Texas, handsome sheriff Brady Cannon—her polar opposite—has her dreaming of staying forever. With the help of town matchmakers, she may find a way to call Mule Hollow home for good. DREAM A LITTLE DREAM After writing about the lonely ranchers in Mule Hollow, reporter Molly Popp is responsible for all the would-be wives who travel to the Texas town. One confirmed bachelor cowboy isn't too pleased—especially when he can't seem to get the pretty city slicker off his mind. "Debra Clopton writes a terrific story with a great mix of humor and tenderness." —RT Book Reviews

There s No Place Like Home

The Oral Histories of a Kansas Family Jean Studebaker. I could see from an early age that girls just naturally get cheated in this life. Sometimes, Mama let Johnny go around with just his shorts and no shirt. She wouldn't let me do that ...

There s No Place Like Home

In the 1950’s and 60’s, Kansas farm life meant milking cows, gathering eggs, and butchering hogs and steers. It meant raising a garden, preparing meals from scratch, sewing clothes, and churning butter. It meant living close to the earth. It was a special time when children could wander the pastures and fields without fear and come home dirty after a day of hard play and harder work. Farmers produced much of what they needed to live, and were almost completely self-sufficient. Farm life was basic, simple and sweet, and family was the most important thing. There’s No Place Like Home is the story of a Kansas farm family. It is the unique story of life in a different time and place, before technology and automation changed how things are done on the farm. It was a time when a farm life was a family project, and everyone contributed. A collection of anecdotes and oral histories, this story includes the tales of a childhood on a Kansas farm in the mid 20th century, and the joys and regrets for generations of such a life. It is the story of a life on the Kansas prairie, a celebration of the land and people of Kansas and a re-telling of the histories of one family, recounted around the kitchen table. It tells of the struggles, hopes and disappointments of life in a simpler time and place.

No Place Like Home

Eventually, the swirling words spelled out, “There's No Place Like Home.” “That's it!” said Jay, pointing at the page. Theresa narrowed her eyes. “What?” she asked. “I found a framed needlepoint in the garage,” Jay explained.

No Place Like Home

The Mills family are planning on moving to Florida, but they soon discover what other people who live in Ravens Pass already know--that this town does not let go of its citizens that easily.

No Place Like Home

I am reminded of Virginia Kirbo's claim: "We are just like all the other families, maintaining our yard and building." Engaging in housework substantiates the ideological claim to family. And if Virginia is correct, other families, ...

No Place Like Home

In this rich, surprising portrait of the world of lesbian and gay relationships, Christopher Carrington unveils the complex and artful ways that gay people create and maintain both homes and "chosen" families for themselves. "Carefully separating stereotype from reality, Carrington investigates family in the gay and lesbian community. Relying upon interviews and observation, the author analyzes the loves and routings of 52 diverse lesbian, gay, and bisexual couples in the Bay area. . . . [He] closes the work with a discussion of the raging same-sex marriage debate and posits an enlightened solution to this dilemma." —Library Journal

No Place Like Home

There was no place like his home and it would be the perfect location for her friends. Still, she had to give it one more shot. “It's not right.” “Yes, it is. And you know it.” Despite everything, she spun toward him and planted her ...

No Place Like Home

Head back to Mule Hollow, Texas, in bestselling author Debra Clopton’s fan-favorite tale After surviving a hurricane, Dottie Hart set out on a cross country journey to start a women’s shelter in California. Her future was all mapped out—until her ancient Winnebago burst into flames stranding her in Mule Hollow, Texas. When she’s rescued by Sheriff Brady Cannon, she feels sparks fly that have no relationship to the blazing RV. Brady’s equally smitten but knows Dottie’s only passing through. For the sheriff, home is where the heart is. But he can’t ask Dottie to abandon her dreams. Cue the local matchmakers. Can they convince Dottie there’s no place like home in Mule Hollow—when you’re with the one you love? Originally published in 2006

No Place Like Home

“She got in the way, too, just like Mike.” My eyes stung like hell. She planted the barrel of her pistol dead center against my forehead and pushed. “Don't think about moving or it will be your last deductive thought.

No Place Like Home

It's tough to solve a dead cop's murder when there's no hard evidence; it's tougher still when the cops don't want to believe the crime ever happened. It gets even more difficult when small town politicians fight scorched earth turf wars, and when a high-priced, well-connected crime consultant sets you up to take the rap for not only that crime, but a half-dozen other homicides as well, even a former FBI profiler and "black Ops" agent can find himself backed into a deadly corner. When a respected cop is found naked and dead in a sleazy motel, emotionally battered FBI profiler turned reluctant PI Jonathan Kraag sets out to clear the dead man's reputation. The trail leads Kraag to homicide cases hot and cold and behind wholesome facades to the dark, seamy underside of suburban life. Scorned by infighting local politicians, hunted by local law enforcement, and with no tangible evidence to support his claims, Kraag risks his life and fragile sanity as he pits his deductive skills against a vicious, manipulative killer who seems to hold all the trump cards - and to have a hold on his heart."

No Place Like Home

launched 'Everybody's Home', a campaign to 'fix Australia's broken housing system'. It calculates that Australia needs 500,000 social and affordable homes by 2026—300,000 new properties for social and Aboriginal housing and 200,000 ...

No Place Like Home

More than a million lower-income households in Australia pay above the affordability benchmark for their housing costs. More than 100,000 people are homeless. Seventy per cent of us are concerned we’ll never own property. Yet owning a home is still seen by most Australians as an essential part of our way of life. It is generally accepted that Australia is in the grip of a housing crisis. But we are divided—along class, generational and political lines—about what to do about it. Award-winning journalist Peter Mares draws on academic research, statistical data and personal interviews to create a clear picture of Australia’s housing problems and to offer practical solutions. Expertly informed and eminently readable, No Place Like Home cuts through the noise and asks the common-sense questions about why we do housing the way we do, and what the alternatives might be. Peter Mares is an independent writer and researcher. He is a contributing editor with the online magazine Inside Story, a senior moderator with the Cranlana Programme and an adjunct fellow in the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University. Peter was a broadcaster with the ABC for twenty-five years, serving as a foreign correspondent based in Hanoi and presenting national radio programs. His 2016 book, Not Quite Australian: How Temporary Migration Is Changing the Nation, was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. ‘No Place Like Home doesn’t just crunch numbers convincingly. It shows us, through the compelling stories of people affected by the housing crisis, how the whole fabric of our society is threatened if we cannot fairly address this fundamental human need for shelter.’ Age ‘Measured and compassionate...Mares writes simply and clearly about complex issues and policies, and avoids the sensationalism and bombast with which they are frequently handled in the media.’ Australian ‘Peter Mares gives a lucid overview of Australia’s housing crisis...This book offers a timely discussion of an increasingly urgent and complex problem. Accessible and sympathetic, No Place Like Home should kick off some serious policy debates and will appeal to the general reader.’ Books + Publishing ‘One of the most important books published in Australia in 2016. An impressive account of one of the biggest scandals in contemporary Australia; how we’ve sleepwalked into a policy environment that encourages the systemic exploitation of an underclass of millions of temporary migrants in our country.’ Tim Watts on Not Quite Australian ‘Mares is indefatigable in his data gathering and scrupulously even-handed in weighing the evidence. He strikes an exquisite balance between the personal and scholarly, the humane and tough-mindedness. Not Quite Australian is big-picture storytelling with a pulse, always keeping ideals, blunt realities and people—the exposed who want a place and the lucky ones entrenched here—in the frame.’ Australian on Not Quite Australian ‘Compellingly readable...[Mares’] research is comprehensive, intellectually deft, ethically and philosophically grounded – but digestible, and personally attested...This is on-the-ground, people-focused journalism of the highest kind.’ Sydney Morning Herald on Not Quite Australian ‘This detailed, careful and topical book is illuminated by the personal stories of individuals and families caught up in a complex and bureaucratic system, and it leaves a lasting impression of an Australia that is becoming a two-tiered country...Powerful and persuasiive.’ Overland on Not Quite Australian

No Place Like Home

If he'd been a zoology professor, she'd have hated animals. “I'm getting out of this house as soon as I can.” “You're going to leave me alone?” His mouth twisted. “You're an ungrateful brat, just like your sisters.

No Place Like Home

Running away is what Bree McInnes does best. So when the single mother returns to Spruce Lake to help clean out her father's house, she plans on getting the job done and getting out again before anyone in the small town ferrets out her secrets. Her plans are complicated, however, when she falls for her boss, a celebrity orchid hunter at the local college. Bree is appalled by her attraction to Parker Ellison, but she's having a hard time resisting him. And her defenses are demolished by Parker's kindness to her son Charlie. Between rebuilding her relationship with her sisters and taking care of Charlie, Bree doesn't have time for a relationship. Which is fine with Parker, because he's not interested in long term. But could home and family be exactly what the world-traveling celebrity needs?

There s No Place Like Home

A Year in Transition from Working to Stay-At-Home Mom Jane Bedard. buildings, then seems quite satisfied with the answer. “Hmmm,” she says. “That seems like a good idea.” And the more we talk, the more intrigued she becomes at the ...

There s No Place Like Home

When author and teacher Jane Bedard shifted from working mom to Stay-at-Home Mom, her eyes opened to a brand new world, so different from the one she returned home to each night. With her autopilot control turned off, she was surprised to find a vegetarian, a carnivore, a pescetarian, and two nuggetarians at her kitchen table. When did that happen, and what else awaited her? Join Jane as she addresses daily dilemmas so many of us face, such as: When is it a good idea to tell a stranger to stick a piece of garlic up her ass? Why is Batmom better than Supermom? If you unexpectedly find yourself in a Thai brothel for a massage, how much do you tip? Is it irresponsible parenting if a game of catch accidentally lands your kids at the edge of the Grand Canyon? How do you say goodbye to the people you love? THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME celebrates that most domestic and exotic of all professions: The Stay-at-Home Mom, yet embraces women from all vocations with poignant and hilarious commentary on motherhood & childhood, sisterhood & daughterhood, wifehood & friendshiphood... all from within Toronto’s hood and beyond.

The Pets at Primrose Cottage Part Four No Place Like Home

he asked anxiously. 'Of course not. It's brilliant. Thank you so much. But you've made me sound like a ... well, like somebody much nicer than I really am.' 'Somebody nicer than Candice, perhaps. But exactly like Emma Nightingale.

The Pets at Primrose Cottage  Part Four No Place Like Home

PART FOUR of a serialised novel - a charming and romantic story about living the simple life and the joy of animals. With Emma’s past threatening to ruin her life in quiet Crickleford, she’s running out of options. If people – especially Matt, her reporter friend – find out her secret, it might force her to leave the place she’s come to think of as home. When flooding strikes the town while Emma is looking after an elderly couple’s dog, she has to take her biggest risk yet – but could this be the one that blows her cover for good? And if it does, can Crickleford – and Matt – ever accept Emma for who she truly is? Note: this is part four of a four-part serialised novel.

There s No Place Like Home

The Promise and Predicament of Home Care : Hearing Before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, ... In closing I would just like to say that we in Rhode Island in the State Government in Rhode Island are committed to ...

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