At age six, Dave was alone swinging in his backyard and heard a heavenly voice, “SNOW SOMETIMES FALLS!” It takes over thirty years, along with several calamities to discover what God was telling him that day. Dave learns, even through the tragic death of his mother, the thirty-year revelation was well worth the wait.
Police Constable Ernie Shavers is murdered while trying to save the life of a suicidal teenager and everyone wants a piece of the killer. Some are happy to play it by the book, others don’t give a damn whether the rules are smashed to pieces. Whether they’re playing straight or crooked, they may not have long before the killer strikes again. Unfortunately it’s a big city and the current crime wave has thrown them a couple of curve balls to pile on the pressure. At the zoo, a rhino is killed for its horn. With no evidence trail and a broken heart, DS Sue Nolan turns to an old flame, a man who always has his ear to the ground. Gangland boss, Johnny Yen, is only too happy to help, but only if he can get a little something in return. In the centre of town, the biggest store in the city is robbed by a mannequin. It’s the perfect inside job and the owners of the store know exactly which officer they want on the case, only the officer doesn’t feel quite the same way. If that wasn’t bad enough, record snowfall has created chaos within the police department. It’s going to be one hell of a Christmas. As detectives work, they reflect upon their lives. Each of them needs to make changes. Not all of them know where to begin.
Don't miss this reader-favorite tale of second chances from New York Times bestsellingauthor Sherryl Woods.Jo D'Angelo's sisters thought they had the perfect prescription for mending her shatteredheart: a relaxing stay at Rose Cottage, their grandmother's idyllic home. But for Jo, RoseCottage was a painful reminder of her youthful summer romance with Pete Catlett, whoseinfidelity had come to light when Jo learned of his shotgun wedding…Pete couldn't believe it when Jo reappeared at Rose Cottage, but he got the distinctimpression that he was the last person Jo wanted to see on her doorstep. Pete vowed togain Jo's forgiveness for his betrayal…and perhaps win her heart in the process.Book 4 of Rose Cottage Sisters. Previously published.
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett hunts a mass murderer in Yellowstone in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box. Joe Pickett’s been hired to investigate one of the most cold-blooded mass killings in Wyoming history. Attorney Clay McCann admitted to slaughtering four campers in a back-country corner of Yellowstone National Park—a “free-fire” zone with no residents or jurisdiction. In this remote fifty-square-mile stretch a man can literally get away with murder. Now McCann’s a free man, and Pickett’s about to discover his motive—one buried in Yellowstone’s rugged terrain, and as dangerous as the man who wants to keep it hidden.
Trouble is one small doggie, but he causes some mighty big problems. And he thinks everyone knows his name, because wherever he goes, people say, There goes trouble He and his buddies, Duck and Big Dog, like to sneak out of their yards so they can go on adventures together. Have you ever seen three animals walk into a bank? Or make a mess in a junkyard? Or get lost in the snow on a very cold night? All these things and more happen in The Adventures Trouble, Duck and Big Dog. But Jimmy is always there to save the day. Jimmy is the teenage owner of Trouble and Duck. (Big Dog lives next door.) And, like Superman, Jimmy always shows up in the nick of time to save the troublesome trio. Although the three friends only want to experience more excitement than they can find in their own backyards, disaster always seems to follow them. However, their travails make for wonderful children's stories. Author Esther L. Mackey says these characters came to her one by one, so she decided to put them all together into one story. Since her retirement, she has wanted to write and publish good children's books. A lifelong resident of Joliet, Illinois, she is presently working on her next two books, Trouble, Duck and Big Dog Go Camping and Little Bear and Honey Bee. Publisher's website: http: //www.eloquentbooks.com/TheAdventuresOfTroubleDuckAndBigDog.htm
Alex Hubbard will be going to jail for not paying alimony and his children will be heading for a foster home, unless he can get his sons away from their mentally ill and suicidal mother by taking custody of them. But to do that, he needs a woman! Where can he find a wife and stepmother who can teach his boys proper values? His only choice is someone he heartily dislikes. He really has no choice, so wedding bells ring for Alex and Shaina. She is thrilled with the challenge of making the ill-mannered boys into gentlemen, but how will she deal with being a wife to Alex? This being the 1950s, Alex?s two sons wanted someone like the mother on ?Leave It to Beaver,? but they get Shaina instead, a woman with proper grammar and manners who loves a challenge. She sets out to either break the boys or turn them into gentlemen. Shaina doesn?t do it with love, but with a haughty self-righteousness that repels the men in the Hubbard family.Lessons ends up teaching everyone a thing or two, and also reflects on the serious issues that can arise between children and their stepparents.
John Cook grew up in the late nineteenth century on the family farm in the American Midwest. The older he got, the more stories he heard about the world outside his family home. The more he heard, the more he realized he didnt want to spend his life in one place, working the same old soil his family had worked for generations. He wanted to seek out adventure. In order to do so, he would have to leave his home and family behind. At the age of twenty-one, he does just that. He jumps the rails and rides all the way to California, where he hopes to find his future and make his fortune. Life is different in the old American West, though; rural life taught John to be tough, but it didnt teach him all he needs to know about the outside world. John is lucky to realize dreams and to discover a sense of purpose that he didnt even know he had. From panning for gold to working as a lumberjack, John Cook strives to live life to the fullest. Based on a true story, A Farmers Boy follows John as he travels the country and spends many years away from his family, intent on finding his own path to greatness. John seeks independence and livelihood, like so many other men of his generation living in a young nation filled with promise.
Infantry Soldier describes in harrowing detail the life of the men assigned to infantry rifle platoons during World War II. Few people realize the enormously disproportionate burden the men in these platoons carried: although only 6 percent of the U.S. Army in Europe. They suffered most of the casualties. George W. Neill served with a rifle platoon in the 99th Infantry Division. Now a seasoned journalist, he takes the reader into the foxholes to reveal how combat infantrymen lived and survived, what they thought, and how they fought. Beginning with basic training in Texas and Oklahoma, Neill moves to the front lines in Belgium and Germany. There he focuses on the role of his division in the Battle of the Bulge. The 99th, recruits bolstered by veterans of the 2nd Division, held the northern line of the bulge, preventing a German breakthrough and undermining their strategy. Using his wartime letters, his research in the United States and Europe, and hundreds of interviews, Neill chronicles his and his friends’ experiences—acts of horror and heroism on the front line.