When Mark Faris first met Cate Greenway, he knew she was an angel. As a teenager hanging out with the neighborhood kids in 1970s Kansas City, Faris often went with his friends to Cate’s house and enjoyed picnics next to the wishing well in her field. They found safety and love there, and Cate became a guiding light for them. Even after Faris moved to Minneapolis and started a new life, he never forgot Cate. But it was years later in 2009 that Cate became an even more important influence on his life. After decades of self-interest, combined with his wobbly faith, Faris was convicted of money laundering, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was incarcerated in a federal prison and separated from his family and friends. It was in prison that Cate appeared to him in angelic form, pushing Faris to make faith, love, and service for God the highest priorities in his life. Chronicling the drowsy summer days under under Cate's sprawling oak tree, his venture into the business world, and his renewal of faith in God, The Wishing Well is an honest look at Faris’s life and how one special angel transformed it forever.
Timothy Legget, 12, was forced to grow up quickly living in Appleton, Kentucky, caring for his younger sister, Lisa. Their parents, Jan and Justin, were impoverished coal miners working in one of the local mines near their home. On October 5, 1901, tragedy struck their family. Timothy and Lisa are sent to Jasper, Virginia to live with their aunt-Martha Satcher. They arrive in Jasper late one night, only to discover that their Aunt Martha is not home. Timothy explores the house and finds it empty of most everything. Timothy considers this to be very strange and out of character for his Aunt. Suddenly, reality overwhelms him he is in a strange town, caring for his younger sister, with neither friends nor relatives, and returning home is not an option. Without relatives, he and Lisa could be mistaken for orphans and placed in an orphanage-where there would be little hope of ever returning home.
Sheldon Parrish pictured here in the early 1990’s as Football Coach of Roosevelt High School “Beyond The Wishing Well” is the second project by author Sheldon Parrish. This piece is the follow up to the book, ”One Square Mile” his fi rst book released in August of 2009. The author states that where the preceding book was from an “Autobiographical perspective” this project is more refl ections of town residents and people who grew up in Roosevelt, NY. The book goes further to point out the diversity in talents and professions which claim the “One Square Mile” as it roots and place of nurturing. Things are quickly changing in this hamlet of Roosevelt and it was very important to the author to complete these books for posterity.
Remember me? Daisy Dreamer? Of course you do, silly! Well, Posey my totally true imaginary friend just cast a special wishing well spell. And you won’t believe what came true! Have you ever wished a wish? Do you remember what you wished for? Wait, don’t tell me, because then your wish might not come true. My made a wish once. They threw a coin down a well, but it never came true. At least not until my totally true imaginary friend Posey came along with a special wishing-well spell. And guess what? It wasn’t only their wish that came true. Almost everyone in town had cast wishes down that well. Sounds great, right? Well, maybe not. Let’s just say be careful what you wish for because with Posey around, it might just come true. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Daisy Dreamer chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
The nineteenth in the New York Times–bestselling series, featuring the original paranormal detective. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! In this New York Times bestseller, dashing Australian Jack McBride arrives in the village of Finch to wrap up his reclusive late uncle’s affairs. While helping Jack clear out his uncle’s overgrown garden, Lori finds a long-forgotten wishing well. As a joke, she makes a wish—and it comes true! Word spreads, and soon the entire village besieges the well with wishes of their own. As more and more wishes come true, chaos ensues, and Lori—with Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly help—races to prove there’s something other than magic at work before her beloved village implodes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
MAGIC FROM THE WISHING WELL AFTER A FALL FROM A WELL, A MAGICAL ADVENTURE BEGAN, WITH TWO PRINCESSES KAHLIA AND BRIANNA. THEY BOTH MET A MAGICAL BIG BLUE BIRD THAT HELPED THEM ON THEIR JOURNEY AND TO SURVIVE THE DANGERS OF WILD CREATURES. THERE WAS A DEADLY ENCOUNTER WITH A GIANT LIZARD THAT SWALLOWED BOTH OF THEM. THE BIG BLUE BIRD DIRECTED THEM TO THE RIGHT PATH AND TO POWERFUL PEOPLE THAT HELPED THEM ALONG ON THEIR JOURNEY.
Gerard's wish is to break out of paranoia and mental illness to re-discover daughter Rosie's love for her father. He takes her to violin lessons and tries to trust Ruth, Rosie's tutor, to help him to know how to bond with his daughter. Is the eerie music tutor Ruth's foul-smelling garden well a place where wishes happen or is Rosie in danger from which her ill father can still rescue her ? Ashamed he cannot relate to his daughter, Rosie, Gerard accompanies and stays with her for violin lessons at the home of tutor, Ruth Stein. Ruth, fascinating him for her musical sensitivity, becomes a confidante. Against his better judgement and his wife's reservations - the paranoid, Gerard, can only cling to believing the tutor can bring him closer to Rosie. Soon, he must wrestle with his suspicions again, for Ruth mothers Rosie, almost smothers... Reaching out to a broken doll, propped in the darkness at the bottom of Ruth's garden well, Gerard wants to believe what he touches and smells is just the decay of sacks enfolding a doll; the closest to a child that the lonely old spinster could cling. Investigating, Gerard's fears for Rosie’s safety begin to mount. Rosie draws closer to her father, notices his new concern but, if she is in real danger, can he save her? If he needs to save her, can Gerard triumph over the emotional void of paranoia; feel, accept, he and Rosie could share the love of which others speak? REVIEWS : Candace Bowen Early - author of A Knight of Silence : " Growing up in a suburb of Chicago, the first scary movie I remember seeing was the 1965 Bette Davis movie, The Nanny. To this day, that movie has always stuck with me as one of the great psychological thrillers of all time. For me, A Child from the Wishing Well, is reminiscent of that movie. Ruth and Gerard strap you in, and take you on a psychological thrill-ride to the very end. " Raven Clark - author of The Shadowsword Saga : " Raymond Nickford has a writing voice that has to be one of the most unique and intriguing I have come across. The story is both enjoyable and oddly chilling, all the more so for its apparent warmth. The pleasantness of Ruth and her liveliness should seem gentle, grandmotherly and appealing, a sweet old lady one could adore, but reading the pitch, what seems kindly suddenly turns sinister, her upbeat excitability oddly macabre. Each time she says lines like "Our Rosie," and speaks so excitedly, rather than hearing a pleasant old lady, I think of a bird screeching. Fingers down a blackboard. " Stephen Valentine - author of Nobody Rides for Free : " The author gives great voice to his characters, describing well their idiosyncrasies. A good story must either go deep or wide, and with Nickford's background in psychology he goes deep within the human condition. For some adults, the ability to relate to a child does not come naturally, and requires enormous if not awkward effort. This is an often overlooked subject worth exploring. " Tony Brady - author of Scenes from an Examined Life : " A beautifully constructed scenario emerged. The attic scene vividly describes the significance of the doll in the depth of the well. All the mystery and menace of the story coalesces here. I was taken back years to the 1960s when I read a story by Saki entitled The Lumber Room. Mystery and menace are purely distilled in a distinctive writing style and I was thrilled that that there was still another 10 Chapters in a book that engrosses the reader from the opening passage. " Burgio - author of A Grain of Salt : " This is an intriguing story: is Gerald being overly possessive toward his daughter or is Miss Stein really a threat? Every parent is aware today that he or she needs to supervise their child's friends. But a violin teacher? I liked Gerald because of his predicament. This should have a wide appeal because it touches parents so personally. Good read. " A. R. Taylor - author of Sex, Rain, and Cold Fusion : " Full of dark shadings and menace. I like the tenderness of the father's feelings."
Freddy Frog was hopping through the woods one day. WHen he came to the ofrk in the road he decided to take a different way home. Heading down the path on the right, he came an old well. He wish one thing and it causes chaos to the village, what happened? and how will Freddy fix the problem?