After fleeing Vienna, Hedy Bercu, a Jewish woman living on the island of Jersey, is forced to hide in plain sight during the German occupation and to survive must depend on her own courage, her community, and a German soldier she befriends.
Author: Jenny Lecoat
Publisher: Graydon House Books
"Unforgettable" --Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author "Riveting" --Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author "Harrowing" --Noelle Salazar, bestselling author "Cinematic" --Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife "Captivating" --Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan Inspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II. Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces--the Channel Islands are simply not worth defending. Most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence, but for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewish--a fact that could mean deportation, or worse. With no means of escape, Hedy hides in plain sight, working as a translator for the Germans while silently working against them. She forges a tentative friendship with a sympathetic German officer who is likewise trapped by circumstance. But as the war intensifies, Hedy knows she is in greater danger each day. Soon, her survival will depend not just on her own courage but on the community she has come to cherish and a man who should be her enemy. Vividly recreating little-known events, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and bravery, and of the extraordinary power found in quiet acts of heroism and love.
This is the story of Meiji - the only girl who has remained untouched and unmutilated in a country that has savaged its entire female population.
Author: Manjula Padmanabhan
Publisher: Hachette India
This is the story of Meiji - the only girl who has remained untouched and unmutilated in a country that has savaged its entire female population. Having saved her from certain death in the new Dark Age that has come upon their homeland, her guardian, Youngest, has transported her to the only place where she can remain safe - an Island where wounded girls are, sometimes literally, stitched back together and given a new life. But the Island itself is a menacing place, and Meiji may be in more danger than ever before. Now Youngest must find a way to infiltrate its odd environs to see what has become of his beloved girl, and escape once more...The Island of Lost Girls showcases, yet again, Manjula Padmanabhan's genius at creating searing landscapes and alternate, sometimes brutal, worlds while reaffirming the beauty and the ugliness, the cruelty and the tremendous compassion, that essentially makes us human.
She complained to Charlie: “Miss Pope seems to govern the girls with little trouble and it just cuts me to the quick to think I can't.
Author: Sandra E. Bonura
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When twenty-three-year-old Carrie Prudence Winter caught her first glimpse of Honolulu from aboard the Zealandia in October 1890, she had "never seen anything so beautiful." She had been traveling for two months since leaving her family home in Connecticut and was at last only a few miles from her final destination, Kawaiaha'o Female Seminary, a flourishing boarding school for Hawaiian girls. As the daughter of staunch New England Congregationalists, Winter had dreamed of being a missionary teacher as a child and reasoned that "teaching for a few years among the Sandwich Islands seemed particularly attractive" while her fiancé pursued a science degree. During her three years at Kawaiaha'o, Winter wrote often and at length to her "beloved Charlie"; her lively and affectionate letters provide readers with not only an intimate look at nineteenth-century courtship, but many invaluable details about life in Hawai'i during the last years of the monarchy and a young woman's struggle to enter a career while adjusting to surroundings that were unlike anything she had ever experienced. In generous excerpts from dozens of letters, Winter describes teaching and living with her pupils, her relationships with fellow teachers, and her encounters with Hawaiian royalty (in particular Kawaiaha'o enjoyed the patronage of Queen Lili'uokalani, whose adopted daughter was enrolled as a pupil) and members of influential missionary families, as well as ordinary citizens. She discusses the serious health concerns (leprosy, smallpox, malaria) that irrevocably affected the lives of her students and took a keen (if somewhat naive) interest in relaying the political turmoil that ended in the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the U.S. in 1898. The book opens with a magazine article written by Winter and published while she was still teaching at Kawaiaha'o, which humorously recounts her journey from Connecticut to Hawai'i and her arrival at the seminary. The work is augmented by more than fifty photographs, four autobiographical student essays, and an appendix identifying all of Winter's students and others mentioned in the letters. A foreword by education historian C. Kalani Beyer provides a context for understanding the Euro-centric and assimilationist curriculum promoted by early schools for Hawaiians like Kawaiaha'o Female Seminary and later the Kamehameha Schools and Mid-Pacific Institute.
He gave Jocelyn and the girls a wave and left, pedaling slowly toward the bridge. ... After breakfast, we rode across the Island to the woods near Gibraltar ...
Author: Lynda Simmons
There are people who try hard to forget their problems. All Ruby wants to do is remember... Ruby Donaldson has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease, and she'll be damned if she won't straighten out her troubled family before she no longer knows how. Ruby spent years fighting to hold on to the home her grandmother built on Ward's Island. The only way she can ensure that her younger, mentally scarred daughter Grace can live there for the rest of her life is to convince her older daughter, Liz, to sober up and come home. Ruby always thought she'd have a lifetime to make things right, but suddenly time is running out. She has to put her broken family back together quickly while searching for a way to deal with the inevitable- and do it with all the grit, stubbornness, and unstoppable determination that makes Ruby who she is...until she's Ruby no longer.
... seeing the workers made Leila feel like Lace Island was just the same as the ... which the island got all its water and which 113 The Girl From Lace Island.
Author: Joanna Rees
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Girl from Lace Island is a romantic and moving story that spans generations and oceans, from author Joanna Rees. Some bonds will never break . . . 1989 When happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Leila is exiled from her exotic home on Lace Island to a cold English boarding school, it is just the beginning of her woes. Feeling that she's just too foreign to ever fit in, she's desperate to get back to her family and friends. But in her absence, her paradise island has changed beyond all recognition and the life she once loved is now just a memory. Worse still, everyone and everything she loves is now in terrible danger. 2016 Jess dreams of far off places, of white sandy beaches and warm tropical seas. When she gets her longed-for job as cabin crew, those dreams are suddenly realized - especially when she's swept off her feet by the handsome and charismatic Blaise. But Jess has a troubled past and her present is about to become complicated and dangerous . . . Two women, decades apart, their lives submerged in disaster and betrayal. Both are on a mission to find out the truth about Lace Island, but what if their search for paradise comes at too high a price?
As I write this, I think that if there are lonely people like me on the island of depression, they also can reach the shores of hope with the help of these ...
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." Emily Dickinson Depression is no longer a fairly tale. It's a grounded reality that people in all walks of life go through at some point in their lives. This is an inspiring narration by a girl who has gone through the sea of depression , and with her indomitable Will power and determination, sailed through the odds. As she pens down, it throws light on the issues faced by women and also gives hope, resilence and courage to fight back. It indeed justifies the adage, "Tough times do not last, but tough people do."
You will laugh. You will cry. You will sigh. You will also learn something new and be encouraged to do. This book will celebrate each persons spirit as it finds the hearts for which it searches.
Author: DR JANET. BENNETT
The Island Girl Speaks . . . At Last! is a compilation of poetry and other compositions, most of which the author retrieved from her archives and dusted off to present to the world. Her voice, no longer muted, now declares with boldness things that have been on her heart for decades. No longer paralyzed, she moves to the beat of her own drums. You will laugh. You will cry. You will sigh. You will also learn something new and be encouraged to do. This book will celebrate each persons spirit as it finds the hearts for which it searches. The Island Girl takes you from Thanksgiving to Inspiration and much in between. The author celebrates others in the section devoted to tributes, and she exposes her struggle to overcome feelings of inadequacy and fear in Exposition. She shows glimpses of her somewhat sheltered childhood and describes her unplanned and underachieving journey to adulthood. This is a journey that strips away the camouflage with which this young woman had covered herself through the years. Like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the island girl felt it necessary to cover herself because she was ashamed of her nakedness. Nevertheless, The Island Girl Speaks . . . At Last! is a picture of hope. Approach it with an open mind and you will find just what your soul needs.
Follow Marlo the island girl through her hopes and dreams as she swims amongst the orcas , sea lions and otters . Join her as she flies on fairy wings with ...
Author: Beth Poirier
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Follow Marlo the island girl through her hopes and dreams as she swims amongst the orcas, sea lions and otters. Join her as she flies on fairy wings with the humming birds and dragon flies as she conquers her worries and fears. Let Marlo help you conquer your worries and fears too.
Girl. grandmothers story. People snatching was a thing that happened at ... the Faroe Islands and even Iceland, of Barbary Pirates raiding the coast and ...
Author: Alastair Macleod
People snatching was a thing that happened at different times round the British Isles. The first raiders, the Vikings, in the eighth and ninth centuries took women and men as slaves, but later from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century there are recorded incidents from Southern Ireland and Cornwall, the Faroe Islands and even Iceland, of Barbary Pirates raiding the coast and taking people, sometimes whole villages, to sell in the slave markets of North Africa.This story with speech in the local dialect is set in Orkney, an archipelago of seventy islands off the tip of the Scottish mainland.
“Gale Island wasn't a very big place, of course. Population was never more than about sixty people. But it was a world unto itself.
Author: Charles Mathes
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Molly O'Hara's young sister Nell is beautiful, spirited, and sweet, and the fact that she hasn't spoken for the last seventeen years--since she was eight--certainly doesn't reflect on her intelligence. After all, it's Nell who does the books for Enchanted Cottage Antiques, which she and her sister operate jointly. Truth is, Nell was home alone with their mother when the woman was murdered, and from that day forward Nell hasn't spoken. She understands, she can make herself understood; it's just that she doesn't utter a word. Rummaging in boxes at a tag sale, Nell comes across an old New York theater Playbill that will change the girls' lives. It will break the monotony of their rather lonely existence in the small North Carolina town from which they have never ventured--and will also shatter the peace they've managed to achieve there. It will send them rocketing to New York, to England, and to New England, in search of a family they didn't know they had. And it will introduce them--and the reader--to as zany a group of relatives as ever bickered over a dog show or a fortune. The cover of the program bears a photo of a lovely young actress in her first big part on the New York stage. And amazingly, the woman is their crusty old grandmother. But when they rush to question the old woman, they arrive to find that she has baffled the medical staff, who saw no reason to expect it, by dying in her bed. The sisters, and especially Molly, who is more stubborn and "goal-oriented" by nature, realize that somewhere they have a family. But in their town, the only sources of information are their stepfather, whom they almost never see--and he can't, or won't tell them much--and their natural father, who is married to a wealthy society woman and is embarrassed by his somewhat unconventional offspring and eager to shoo them away. So they determine to go off on a search of their own. Their travels bring adventure and exhilaration as they have the new and wonderful experience of seeing New York and London and meeting such exotic fauna as professional actors. But it also brings tragedy as "accidents" occur around them, starting with a fatal explosion in their house when they are away. These are dauntless young women, though, and charming ones, and the reader will very much enjoy going along with them on their eye-opening journeys, and will root for them all along the way.
There was nothing to encourage the girl in his little beady eyes, which glittered ... and not a black on the island was ignorant of that significant fact.
Author: Ralph Henry Barbour
Publisher: Good Press
"Joan of the Island" by Ralph Henry Barbour, Henry P. Holt. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
For the first two weeks I don't visit the prison, instead I go for long walks and explore the Island. I am tired of prisons and oppression and suffering.
Author: Carneson, Ruth
Publisher: Cover2Cover Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Ruth was four years old when her father was arrested for high treason and her world was turned upside-down. She grew up in constant fear of Special Branch policemen knocking on the door to arrest her mother or father, prominent South African communists. Ruth learned how to keep her mouth shut, to look out for microphones in the walls and to beware of friends who could betray her trust. At fourteen, Ruth left South Africa, clutching her teddy bear in one hand and her drawings in the other. A plan to England carried her into exile, a new world where she struggled to reconstruct a life fractured by fear. With an artist’s eye for detail and colour, Ruth recalls her life with unflinching honesty: the Treason Trial; her struggle to conform; Friern Barnet Asylum for the ‘hopeless insane’; LSD, protests, and free love in London, art school and motherhood; communes and camping - all steps in a journey that finally brought her home to South Africa on the brink of change. Heart- wrenchingly sad one minute, bursting with life and vigour the next, seamed throughout by strength and courage, girl on the edge allows us to look deep into one woman’s life and travel with her to the brink and back again.
Up to the present day, Haiti still continued to claim sovereignty over the island. The thought that both the wealthiest and poorest nations on the planet ...
Author: Michael J. Ganas
A novel of epic adventure, treacherous risk, and resolute hope. WITHIN A POVERTY-STRICKEN LAND WHERE DEATH AND MISERY RUN UNCHECKED. He has come to fulfill a solemn promise made to a comrade-in-arms killed in the mountains of Tora Bora. He is the consummate warrior, bold and courageous, daring to the point of recklessness. But fate intercedes, and Jake Javolyn finds himself the protector of the most incredible life forms the Earth has ever produced. IN A HIDDEN COVE TEEMING WITH LIFE, FANTASTIC RICHES ABOUND BENEATH CALM WATERS. A beautiful girl and her Haitian mentor are not prepared for the violence and greed about to overtake them. ON A TINY ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CARIBBEAN, JAKE AND THE GIRL FIND THEMSELVES ON A PERILOUS MISSION. They must confront overwhelming odds where insidious forces are at work to unleash a monstrous plot aimed at changing the world forever.
Swimming beside this extraordinary fish , looking very like a mermaid was an exquisite girl , slim and trim and with luxuriant long hair flying in the ...
Author: Rebecca Lawrence Lee
A member of a sixteenth-century Spanish expedition exploring the Channel Islands off the coast of California jumps ship, makes a new life for himself among the local Indians, and falls in love with a wood nymph.
Release on 2014-01-03 | by Tom, the 21st Century Radical
Ê We got up and followed her and sat boy next to girl. The seating caused the boys and girls to be seated very near each other. I was enjoying being near ...
Author: Tom, the 21st Century Radical
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Paul Harvey Collins relates his life story to a biographer, including his time in Congress, being elected President of the United States, and implementation of a new Constitution with a unicameral legislature, which becomes responsible for appointing the President.
No island is found. Only sea is there. But man does not trust the deep; he never will. He does not erase his record. He marks it "P.D."—position doubtful.
Author: William Brown Meloney
Publisher: Good Press
"The Girl of the Golden Gate" by William Brown Meloney. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
The girl needed immediate care. Luckily they had with him an ointment for jellyfish burns, which they spread over the body and that helped her better endure ...
Author: Fabio Maltagliati
Publisher: Babelcube Inc
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The summer appeared very peaceful in Albarossa for four great friends, but the discovery of a mysterious message will cast them into a series of exciting and dangerous adventures in search of a lost treasure. Adventure book for boys and girls from 8-11 years.