for example, there were three made-to-measure children's iron suits of armour and four ponies which they hoped would survive because they seemed to be desperate to escape from the children. Leah smiled happily after receiving another ...
Author: Stefania Gil
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
Leah and Jonathan were really in love. Engaged and planning their wedding. One day, though, when Leah got home after a long day, she found that Jonathan and his whole family had left without explaining a thing. All they left was an empty space full of questions that remained unanswered and a despair that appeared to want to accompany her all her life. She decided to move to the Big Apple, assuming the city would allow her to start over. But no. Every year, around the same time everything had happened, Leah relived every moment of her suffering. As the years went by, she understood that she wouldn’t be able to find happiness anywhere and she decided to go back to Arlington with her family. Her best friend Ellie, who she had known since they were babies, suggested they set up in business together. She also realizes that Ellie wants to hitch her up with her older brother, Ryan. It was when she was packing up to move that she had an accident that provided the vision she had been seeking for so long. For a brief moment she saw her love, after so many years. She recognized him and then, in the blink of an eye, she lost him again. Was it Leah’s imagination, tricked by love, that was showing her an image of Jonathan? Would she have to resign herself to never finding answers and give in to Ryan’s offers to be happy? Or was she right, and her beloved Jonathan was coming back to her after all those years to return to what fate had forced them to interrupt many years beforehand?
Having spent years on the road traversing the country, taking up every opportunity laid before him, relishing new experiences and developing new skills, Dakota found little time for love. Mostly because he never stayed in one place long ...
Author: Kassandra Lea
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Heavenly Delights opened three years ago, manned by the hunky baker Dakota Webb. The very man who’s managed to snag the affections of postman Scott Marsh. He stops by the bakery every morning, hoping one day he might get up the nerve to express his feelings, especially with his birthday coming. But Dakota has other things on his mind, like trying to come up with the perfect wedding cake for a woman known to be picky and bitter. Unfortunately, when things don’t work out quite as he hoped, Scott begins to fear Dakota will once again hit the road. So he makes one final wish for his birthday ...
His wish when it came true he uncorked a special brew I don't wish to live far from the martinis at the bar I only ... when you wish to be blatant Little silver fish granted a Childs wish Make a wish and drink like a fish One last wish ...
True Inspirational Stories of Make-A-Wish Children Frank Shankwitz, Rachelle Sparks. enough to breathe on their own, a group of doctors and nurses came to remove the tube from her throat. “Can you talk?” the respiratory therapist asked ...
Author: Frank Shankwitz
Publisher: BenBella Books
In the last 30 years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has granted nearly 300,000 wishes worldwide to children battling life-threatening illnesses, shedding light on worlds darkened by disease and bringing hope to children and their families. With a foreword by Make-A-Wish® cofounder Frank Shankwitz, Once Upon A Wish shares the wishes of eight children–their stories inspiring testimonials to the resilience and strength of the human spirit. These families generously invite us into their worlds, allowing us to become part of their darkest moments, their unimaginable realities, their greatest hopes, deepest fears, and unbelievable triumphs. Experience the story of Katelyn, a little girl becoming a medical marvel after defying all odds stacked against her and making it her life-long goal to raise $3 million for St. Jude Hospital; read about a wheelchair-bound boy, Garrett, giving the gift of mobility to disabled Cambodian men and women; and root for the family of a little boy, Dakota, who collects millions of pennies each year to help others fight the disease they once fought. Become inspired and forever-changed by the generosity, hope, courage, and optimism of these children and their families and experience the power of two words, “I wish." Once Upon A Wish is a celebration of hope, revealing how wishes-come-true can become ultimate motivators and cherished gifts that will last a lifetime.
'Every time I see eleven eleven, I make a wish. And it comes true every time!' And the little kids heard this and their eyes were bugging out staring at him. And one of them asked, 'What kind of wish came true?' And my dad said, ...
Author: Emery, Anne
Publisher: ECW Press
The ninth mystery in a series that ñgets better with every bookî (Globe and Mail) Twelve-year-old Bonnie MacDonald „ the beloved stepdancing, fiddling youngest member of Cape BretonÍs famed Clan Donnie band „ vanishes after a family party. There was no stranger spotted lurking around, but no one thinks for one minute that Bonnie ran away. Maura MacNeil, cousin to Clan Donnie, offers her husbandÍs legal services to the family as the police search for the missing girl. But fame attracts some strange characters and Clan Donnie has groupies. So, it turns out, does lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins. Monty and MauraÍs daughter, Normie, is much closer to the action as she gets to know her cousins, learns things she wishes she never had, and has nightmares „ visions? „ that bring her no closer to finding Bonnie. Her spooky great-grandmother makes no secret of the fact that she senses the presence of evil in their village „ the kind of evil RCMP Sergeant Pierre Maguire left Montreal to escape. But he finds that vein of darkness running beneath the beauty and vibrant culture of Cape Breton. And he learns that this isnÍt the only dark passage in the Clan Donnie family history.
Brandon couldn't go; he was too busy with his little ones. The Make- a-Wish volunteers suggested that Josh take his father, which he promptly declined. We asked Bre, but she couldn't make it either. She didn't want to fly during her ...
Author: Linda Roose
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"May 17, 2005. I heard a knock on the door, and Bre answered it. She came to my room and said, 'Mom, you better go to the door. There is a policeman here.' " Have you ever experienced a life-altering event? When Linda Roose received the news that her youngest son, Joshua, had been shot in the head and wasn't expected to live through the night, her world was shattered. Joshua's Story is the true account of a teenager's struggle to survive against all odds, and a mother's fight to stay positive in the midst of a parent's worst nightmare. Author and single mother Linda Roose recounts a gripping journey of faith, love, and hope and provides shocking insight into her personal struggles as she learns to accept the loss of the son she once knew as well as how to live again. Joshua's Story takes readers through a three-year period of grief, acceptance, and hope for a better future. Joshua is a remarkable soldier for God, which becomes clear as his mother shares his sorrow and joy with the world to prove that with God, all things are possible.
Release on 2014-09-25 | by Brigitta Gisella Geltrich-Ludgate
I remembered him saying, “Little one, everyone can have three wishes on a moonbeam. ... My father added, unlike wishing on stars that were always there, one had to be extra careful in making wishes on moonbeams, for the magic of ...
I thought Make-A-Wish was something long passed. But Asperkids had brought me full circle. ... visit to interview the kids and question our medical care of our children ... in a moment, our little ones could have been taken from us, ...
Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The face of autism is changing. And more often than we realize, that face is wearing lipstick. Autism in Heels, an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism’s most prominent figures, Jennifer O'Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, Jennifer exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor, passion, and power. Her journey is one of reverse-self-discovery not only as an Aspie but--more importantly--as a thoroughly modern woman. Beyond being a memoir, Autism in Heels is a love letter to all women. It’s a conversation starter. A game changer. And a firsthand account of what it is to walk in Jennifer's shoes (especially those iconic red stilettos). Whether it's bad perms or body image, sexuality or self-esteem, Jennifer's is as much a human journey as one on the spectrum. Because autism "looks a bit different in pink," most girls and women who fit the profile are not identified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. Jennifer has been there, too. Autism in Heels takes that message to the mainstream. From her own struggles and self-discovery, she has built an empire of empowerment, inspiring women the world over to realize they aren't mistakes. They are misunderstood miracles.
'You must make a wish.' So Gloria puffed out her cheeks and blew. Once . . . then a little extra puff till all the candle-flames were extinguished. 'Now, I'll cut the cake,' said Ellen. 'We must all have a piece, just a little one; ...
Author: Margaret Thornton
Publisher: Hachette UK
A young woman forges an unlikely friendship with a plucky evacuee... Margaret Thornton's Wish Upon a Star is a moving wartime saga of two lost souls finding comfort and friendship in one another under the storm clouds of war. Perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry and Lyn Andrews. 'A delightful book; full of humour and warmth against an authentic war-time Blackpool when Pablo's sold ice-cream and troops from abroad drilled on the promenade' - Lancashire Mag When Sally Bamber and her mother-in-law Ellen decide to take in two evacuees at the start of the Second World War neither of them can imagine that three young children will soon be living under their roof. One of them, in particular, stands out as the grubbiest, most ill-spoken child they have ever met, but with her warmth and friendliness, Gloria Mulligan soon wins a special place in Sally's heart. Sally hasn't been lucky enough to have children of her own and she sees in Gloria the daughter she's always wished for. Meanwhile Gloria, who has been starved of genuine affection from her own large family, secretly wishes that she will never have to go home again. But life seldom works out as we would wish and when the horror of war begins to take its toll, Sally, Gloria and the entire Blackpool community must face the consequences... What readers are saying about Wish Upon a Star: 'An engaging tale - I found it hard to put the book down' 'Will read this book all over again' 'Five stars'
She hung stockings from the mantle for each one of them: herself, Stella, Petey, Gramps, and smaller ones for Jumbo and Mr. Pickles. ... “You can make your wish list for Santa Claus.” Stella jumped up and down, clapping. “Oh, goodie!
Author: Michele Brouder
Publisher: Michele Brouder
More than anything, India Ramone wants to give her daughter, her younger brother, and her elderly grandfather a Christmas they deserve. After the death of her mother, the last two years have been rough and money is tight. A full-time nursing student, she feels her prayers have been answered with the temporary job of personal assistant to John Laurencelli. The billionaire is rumored to be demanding and difficult but India soon realizes there’s more to him than bad press and weapons-grade dangerous good looks. But with everything on her plate, she doesn’t have time to be falling for her new boss. John Laurencelli lives, eats, and breathes his business and making money. For his own reasons, he’s avoided Christmas for two decades. But it’s proving difficult this year when his new assistant wears vintage holiday aprons, hums Christmas tunes, and likes to spread good cheer. Despite his determination not to celebrate the season, it isn’t long before India opens his eyes to what’s missing in his life. Can they overcome their fears and misgivings to make it a truly wonderful Christmas for each other? Each book in The Happy Holidays Series is a standalone novel and can be read in any order.
Make a wish , Mila , " he said . ... I wish I could be one of you , I thought . ... Jackson , Emma , and Hunter in a heap on the sofa ; the little ones playing with clay while watching their movie — the faint sound of Mary Poppins ...
Author: Nina LaCour
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A modern ghost story about trauma and survival, Watch Over Me is the much-anticipated new novel from the Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay ★ “Gripping; an emotion-packed must-read.” –Kirkus, starred review ★ “A painfully compelling gem from a masterful creator.” –Booklist, starred review ★ “Moving, unsettling, and full of atmospheric beauty.” –SLJ, starred review Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below. But she hadn’t known about the ghosts. Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she’s offered a teaching job and a place to live on an isolated part of the Northern California coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home—a real home. The farm is a refuge, but it’s also haunted by the past. And Mila’s own memories are starting to rise to the surface. Nina LaCour, the Printz Award–winning author of We Are Okay, delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me about trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.
I shall never forget the whole all I hoped to make it , brings deep regret , however poem . ... made me wish for another from her pen . children taught to doubt her judgment and oppose So the promise for the coming months which our her ...
Not before one, or they would seem such killjoys. The older neighbours hadn't even made it to the appointed hour and now, apart from the priest and the children, the usual lunch ... I'll help the twins and when you you make a wish!
Author: Patricia Mullin
Publisher: eBook Partnership
A gripping story exposing the confused ethics of contemporary life and politics.Michael Barton MP is the Minister for the Family, a happily married father of two daughters who never imagines that an apparent act of altruism in his youth could come back to haunt him. But when a young man claiming to be his son born through sperm donation contacts him, Michael's life begins to unravel. As the press-pack circles, Michael Barton struggles to keep his career, his family and his integrity intact.'Dramatic elements combine with political intrigue to create a fast-moving page turner.' Mark Nicholls. Eastern Daily Press.
She walked slowly past the rainbow wall and touched the leprechaun, and as she did so, she made a wish in her head: Please make my mammy ... I know that she will not be worrying quite as much knowing her Leah is with her little ones.
Author: Christiane Banks
Sebastian Lavalle is just 15 when he leaves home in 1934 to join the Navy. Seven years later, Sebastian unfortunately knows all too well about the horrors of World War II and what it is like to fear the unknown. When repairs forced his ship to the rugged shore of Newcastle, the young French naval officer is invited to a tea dance. He seizes the opportunity hoping to find comfort and a small taste of home. Amelia Sullivan, the daughter of Irish immigrant parents, is thrilled to be attending the tea dance. When Sebastian’s eyes find her in the crowd, he drinks in her exotic beauty. Moments later as he draws her into his arms for a dance, there is no doubt in his mind that he has just met the woman of his dreams. Days later, Sebastian professes his love and marries her, sending them both on an unforgettable journey through betrayal, survival, and forgiveness. Their soul searching journey, not only will take the reader from England’s coast to the French Riviera, but also to Tennessee. Their journey explores the many facets and depths of love leading to the realization of what true happiness means. “the quality of the writing and the sweetness of the story. will carry readers to the poignant conclusion” —Kirkus Reviews “will appeal to fans of family saga although it easily transcends the genre.” —Blue Ink Reviews “elegantly written, a must read, one that begs to be enjoyed again and again.” —Clarion Forward Reviews
Some are huge as a man and make us think of the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. ... It was just such a lamp as one of these that Aladdin owned. ... Remembering this, we buy a little blue lamp —and rub it—and make a wish.
Author: Richard Halliburton
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Boys and girls all over the world know the name of Richard Halliburton. They have heard grown-ups talk about The Royal Road to Romance, The Glorious Adventure, New Worlds to Conquer, The Flying Carpet and Seven League Boots. These books have broken records in the field of travel and adventure. They are bestsellers year in and year out. Now Mr. Halliburton has written a book just for his younger friends (but just to try and keep father and mother or uncle and aunt away from it!) and in it he has kept a promise he made to himself when he studied geography in school. In those days his eager wish was to travel, to see the places he had read about. He swore that when he became a man he would see that his sons not only studied their geography but lived it too. Now he has been to the four corners of the world and beheld the wonders of nature and man. But he is a bachelor, and has no sons of his own. So he has adopted all boys and girls and here he takes them with him on a personally conducted tour to live geography with him—the most thrilled geography anyone could imagine. Following on from his Book of Marvels: The Occident, this present volume provides another exciting tour for school students—introducing the people, religions, architecture, customs, and scenery from Greece to Mt. Fuji in Japan, multi-cultural regions then called “The Orient,” complete with maps of his travel routes. No dramatic incident, no fascinating legend relating to his marvels has been omitted. Richard Halliburton has spared himself no trouble, no expense to make this book complete and beautiful. The illustrations are many and inspiring. Out of his first-hand knowledge of the notable scenes and works of our world, he has chosen those that have most appealed to his own imagination, and with his story-telling gift, simple, direct, enthusiastic, he makes them live to the imagination of all boys and girls. For he has the heart of a boy and he speaks to the heart of youth.
... only afford used ones. Well, the “Make a Wish” foundation only happens after death around here most of the time. ... From the time they're newborns until they move to college and their life, the country is the place to have kids.
Author: Cynthia Pierce Elder
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I want to tell you about my farm. It's not my farm. I live here but it's not mine. I will tell you though that the farmer does belong to me. We are raising the 4th generation of farmers on this farm. My husband's father's father bought this farm for him back in the 1930's. My father-in-law, along with the rest of the family, milked cows, grew corn and hay to feed to those cows, had hogs and chickens and pretty much every critter you can put on a farm, and grew tobacco. He raised 8 children on the farm. My husband, Jimmy, the farmer, will tell you that the farm really doesn't belong to him at all. It's his, to pass down to the next generation. In all aspects he is truly a steward of this land . . .
You might have been one of the ones who can see.” She sighed. ... Teel frowned at me, taking a minute to adjust the cascade of her black bouffant and to tuck herself into her bustier a little moresecurely. ... About the wishes.
Author: Mindy Klasky
While cleaning an old lantern, Kira Franklin releases a genie. But this gender-morphing, appearance-bending creature doesn't do "big" wishes. So forget stopping world hunger or ending war. And still heartbroken from the jerk who dumped her, Kira doesn't believe in the perfect man. So she wishes for her dream job. Stage manager at the hottest theater in town, the Landmark. And presto: she's running Romeo and Juliet. Except, like everything else these days, this is one crazy production. And now Teel, the genie, insists she finish her wishes so "he" can move on. Her second wish is about her appearance, which isn't exactly catching her third wish's eye. And there's the rub. Because that old saying about being careful what you wish for is so spot-on. And Kira is about to discover that moxie, not magic, is what can make all your dreams come true.
Stories for the Little Ones Eva Markert ... "Today I'm painting a wish book," Amos explains to his mum. ... Amos is wishing for something similar to his cousin, and that's why it's better if he didn't make a wish list either, ...
Author: Eva Markert
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
December is here! For Amelie and her cousin Amos, it is a time of anticipation. The first snow is falling, candles are being lit and cookies being baked, the whole house is decorated for Christmas. St. Nicholas is coming and they have to finish their wish lists in time. But not everything always goes smoothly...
How to Use the Ancient Wisdom of Kabbalah to Make Your Dreams Come True Gahl Sasson, Steve Weinstein ... as opposed to his parents — was a reliable informant for news of God because the little one had just arrived from the source.
Author: Gahl Sasson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Engaging, innovative, and fresh, Gahl Sasson's approach to Kabbalah—the ancient teachings of Jewish mysticism—integrates mythology, scholarship, and practical exercises for seekers of both material and spiritual gratification. Based on his popular Tree of Life workshops, which incorporate meditation, dreams, and real-life synchronicities with myths, rituals, and philosophies from around the world, A Wish Can Change Your Life provides a universal path to finding and embracing all of life's riches.
She placed the children's crown atop her head and took a deep breath. Hanna was about to make a wish she knew would absolutely never come true when she changed her mind at the last moment. She wished for her little brothers and sisters ...
Author: Christopher Meades
A magical, provocative tale of forbidden love and one girl’s struggle for liberation Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age. But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. And when her mother reveals a secret—one that could grant her the freedom she’s known only in her dreams—Hanna is forced to decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she’s ever known? Or is there another option—one too fantastical to believe? With lush, evocative prose, award-winning author Christopher Meades takes readers on an emotional journey into a fascinating, unknown world—and, along the way, brilliantly illuminates complexities of faith, identity and how our origins shape who we are.