A year ago, Jessica Martin was a girl who had it all. She was beautiful and popular. Her grades were top-notch. She even had the coveted position of flyer on the Cedar Grove High School cheerleading squad. Life was good for Jessie, and she was only a sophomore. But a lot can happen in a year. Jealousy, rivalry, and manipulation led to a series of events that changed Jessie's life forever and left her, and her reputation, in the worst possible shape. Now all Jessie wants is to be a normal high school girl again. She tries to start fresh at a new school in a new town, determined to make this school the home she always wanted.
Author: Nicholas Perry
Release Date: 2009-07
When the star quarterback, Nick, starts off his senior year of high school, football is all that is on his mind. To him, football is life and a State Championship is the sole goal. It isn't long before this ladies man has more than just football to deal with. The loss of his girlfirend over the summer is hard to get over, but when the new girl in school captures his heart, someone else isn't too happy. When one of his female friends wants to be more than just friends, Nick's life becomes even more complicated as they approach the Homecoming dance. What will happen when one girl's jealousy turns obsessive, dangerous, and even violent? Follow Nick through this journey of football, friends, and a very interesting romance.
Author: Julie R. Wilson
Publisher: FaithWalk Publishing
Release Date: 2002
At first reading, most Christians might dismiss the Book of Ruth as a simple story of romance and redemption, an Old Testament tale with no bearing on their lives. But in Julie Wilson's inspired retelling, it becomes so much more. She uses numerous New Testament Scriptures to show how the relationship of Naomi and Ruth is an allegory for how mature believers can disciple new believers, and how the marriage of Ruth and Boaz foreshadows the relationship of Jesus with the Body of Christ. Homecoming also demonstrates how the book of Ruth can help believers to regain spiritual footing after serious setbacks, thereby serving as a healing balm for all who have been wounded by terrorism, personal tragedy, or scandals within the Church. In twelve chapters, each followed by Scripture study and reflection prompts, this fascinating and multi-layered book challenges readers to discern where they are in their relationship with the Lord, and how to proceed to spiritual maturity. Homecoming is for experienced students of the Bible as well as anyone who has ever said, "I just don't get the Old Testament." After reading Homecoming, you'll get it like never before. Book jacket.
The New York Times bestselling author of Defending Hearts returns to small-town New Hampshire where a substitute football coach and a guidance counselor tackle love. They were the golden boys of fall: Stewart Mills High School’s legendary championship football team. Fourteen years later, they’re back to relive their glory, save the team—and find themselves again . . . Sam Leavitt has returned home to Stewart Mills with one goal: to fill in for Coach McDonnell and lead the high school football team to the championship. He doesn’t have time for distractions or commitments—but he’s unable to resist falling for the sexy guidance counselor he shared a hot night with months ago. Jen Cooper knows what she’s looking for long-term, and it’s not Sam—even though the night they shared was explosive. Now, with Sam back in town and working by her side, picking up where they left off is too great a temptation to resist. But before long their fun fling is looking like a future together. And as the championship approaches, Sam is faced with a big decision that will either break them apart—or help them find their way home. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Christie Golden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2003-05-12
After seven long years in the Delta Quadrant, the crew of the Starship Voyager™ now confront the strangest world of all: home. For Admiral Kathryn Janeway and her stalwart officers, Voyager's miraculous return brings new honors and responsibilities, reunions with long-lost loved ones, and for some, such as the Doctor and Seven of Nine, the challenge of forging new lives in a Federation that seems to hold little place for them. But even as Janeway and the others go their separate ways, pursuing new adventures and opportunities, a mysterious cybernetic plague strikes Earth, transforming innocent men, women, and children into an entirely new generation of Borg. Now the entire planet faces assimilation, and Voyager may be to blame!
With unerring insight and emotional power, Belva Plain, in her extraordinary novel, tells the story of a family divided and of the proud matriarch who takes a bold last stand to unite her warring children in what may be their last Homecoming. It is a crisp December day when Annette Byrne walks to the end of her long, curving driveway and drops five sealed envelopes into the mailbox, quickly, before second thoughts stay her hand. Shortly thereafter, with the holidays approaching, her estranged family will be gathered at her country estate for the first time in years. The sons. . . two brothers embittered by a breach of ethics, honor, and trust. The grandchildren. . . one young couple on the verge of divorce; another, lovingly united against the parents who have tarnished their lives. As the ill-fated meeting hurtles toward a bitter and abrupt conclusion, not even Annette Byrne's indomitable will can heal the rift--until a shattering event alters the landscape forever.
Presents the story of the orphan child who journeys long and confronts a predatory world where she will not belong; where she will experience loss, disappointment and betrayal while seeking an intimate and deep soul companionship. This is a presentation of a soul's navigation of uncharted waters - a journey into the unknown.
Author: Harold Pinter
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Performing Arts
'An exultant night - a man in total command of his talent.' Observer 'The most intense expression of compressed violence to be found anywhere in Pinter's plays.' The Times When Teddy, a professor in an American university, brings his wife Ruth to visit his old home in London, he finds his family still living in the house. In the conflict that follows, it is Ruth who becomes the focus of the family's struggle for supremacy.
Just a memory away WHO WAS SHE…REALLY? Did a beautiful woman's mysterious past hold the key to D.A. Jack MacAlister's latest case? He was certain it did—and he needed A.J.'s testimony to send a ruthless kidnapper to prison. But she couldn't remember what Jack needed to know. In fact, A.J. couldn't remember anything at all…. Consumed by desire, Jack yearned to protect A.J., to win her trust—to possess her, body and soul. And somewhere along the way, finding her real identity lost its urgency. Jack knew exactly who she was: the woman he loved.
There weren’t any calls from the hospital but multiple missed calls and messages from Rahul. He tapped the latest message which read "Gaurav arrested by Police on Borivali Highway. Many have been hurt. Come ASAP. I am rushing to the spot.” Prashant’s heart skipped a beat. How could that happen. His mind started spinning.Here, on one hand his wife was in labour and on the other hand his childhood friend had been arrested. He rushed to the ward. She was now awake and smiled at him. He went close to her and she held his hands. "Thank you for being by my side shona. I don’t think I can do this without you." Prashant didn’t know what to say or do. He gave a dry smile. He imagined Gaurav behind bars and his pictures flashing across all news channels. Within seconds, multiple images of their school and college days in Nainital flashed across his mind. The very next moment there were multiple images of the struggles that Sugandha had encountered for him. For a moment, he felt his brain would split. He came out of the ward and closed his eyes. It was a very difficult situation to be in. He couldn’t tell Sugandha what had happened to Gaurav. He feared she’d get anxious. He couldn’t ignore his childhood friend in trouble either. He sat on the bench and weighed the situation and the probable moves…
Alanna is surprised by the return of her step-brother and former lover, Kyle, when he shows up to work at the newspaper she writes for as the new head photographer. Unbeknownst to him, they have a daughter from the night before they last saw each other eight years previous. Can they forgive each other and rekindle the trust and love they once shared?
Author: Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-09-01
A mesmerising tale of discovery, of the search for identity and of the need for understanding and forgiveness. As a child raised by his mother in post-war Germany, Peter Debauer becomes fascinated by a story he discovers in the proof pages of a novel edited by his grandparents. It is the tale of a German prisoner of war who escapes from a Russian camp and braves countless dangers to return home to a wife who believes him to be dead. But the novel is incomplete and Peter becomes obsessed by the question of what happened when the soldier and his wife met again. Years later, the adult Peter remembers the novel and embarks on a search for the missing pages that soon becomes a mysterious search for his own father, a German soldier whom he always believed was killed in the war.