Author: LoRee Peery
Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group
Release Date: 2012-07-27
Beth Phillips returns to Platteville, Nebraska in order to begin a new life and to hide from her abusive ex-husband. The secluded cabin offers a chance to stay hidden and to draw closer to God, but Beth quickly discovers she is not alone in the woods. She befriends a curious, displaced wolf, but instead of fearing the animal Beth finds comfort in his company.When field biologist, Aiden Holt, follows up on reported wolf sightings, he finds the animal and Beth Phillips. With emotional baggage of his own, Aiden usually prefers animals to people, but Beth's passion to keep the wolf draws Aiden in. Experience tells him the wolf needs relocation. His heart tells him he needs Beth Phillips. He camps nearby to capture the wolf, but can he capture Beth's heart, too? Two souls, each lost in their own way, are brought together by one of God's beautiful creations. Will the Lord's path to their destiny be found in the woods?
Abandoned by her father and rejected by her mother, 4 year-old Jennie is taken without explanation from her kindergarten class and driven through the night to live with her grandparents. They live on a farm where gophers pop out of the ground, turkey gobblers give chase, the bathroom is in a little house near the woods, and which is austere and culturally limited. Almost from the beginning she tries to run away back to live with her mother in Minneapolis. But her grandparents, although undemonstrative, steadfastly support her. Grandpa helps her with her homework at night sitting around the kitchen table lit by a kerosene lamp, she sits on his lap, while riding the binder, and curls up with him on the sofa at nap time. She helps her Grandmother with the chickens, picking eggs and feeding the pigs. But conflicts arise. Especially with her aunt , Hilda who is spiteful and humiliating. Jennie wants to run away and find her father in Canada but all her attempts fail. As far back as in kindergarten, Jennie liked to draw. So in first grade when she was asked to draw the picture placed on the blackboard in front of the class, she worked hard to copy the exact likeness. The picture was The Last Supper. After that, she became known as the class artist. Hilda felt Jennie was wasting her time drawing and discouraged her. Reading, another of Jennie's interests, was also considered wasteful. All through high school Jennie continued to be the school artist. During this time she became attached to Frank, a future farmer with a kind, uncomplicated view of life. He loved her but knew her dream was to leave the farm and go to study art. After graduating from high school Jennie is offered a job in Washington, D. C. Her grandmother slips her thirty dollars and urges her to leave at once, before Aunt Hilda can interfere. Her new life in the city is a shock and a revelation. Jennie discovers art galleries, takes her first real art lesson using pastels, and begins to acquire a new set of goals and values. Two years later, she returns to Minneapolis and enrolls at the University of Minnesota in art. Life is a struggle as she has to work to support herself and pay for her education. While working at one of the her jobs, she meets Jim, a young psychology student who is using the G.I. Bill to attend university. Soon they marry, unknown to either Jennies' mother or her aunt Hilda. Jim is very supportive of Jennie's interest in art. Between leaving the farm and starting university a series of tragedies occurred. Her grandparents diedfirst her grandfather, then her grandmother. Earlier a favorite uncle shot himself. Another uncle died under questionable circumstances and her mother becomes committed to a mental hospital while her father remained a mystery in spite of efforts to locate him. After graduating from university, she paints and exhibits her work, exploring new directions of expression. It is not easy to find success. When galleries are either hanging her work upside down or failing to pay her, they disappear from sight. Her first real success comes from entering a painting in an exhibition in New York. Titled Subjective-Objective, the painting and received first prize. From then on Jennie's goal to become an accomplished artist plays an important part in her life. Still, she couldn't forget the farm where her uncle now lives. One day, she decided to go back to the place she'd grown up and had wanted to escape. Seeing the faded wallpaper on the upstairs hall the stippled paint walls, the empty bookcase, Jennie becomes aware she has slowly moved from the austere and culturally limited setting of the farm to a new world, one of painting, art, and intellectual interactions. She'd left the farm and could not return. Back in Toronto, Jennie walked into their condo, past th
The young girl felt so safe in the beautiful, green woods. When she spotted the cabin, she felt at home because it all looked so familiar. What she found at the end of the long gravel road brought confusion, sadness, and joy.
Maya Delaney is a skin-walker - a supernatural who can Shift into the shape of a cougar. But just as she learns this extraordinary truth about herself, she also discovers that Shifting comes with a terrible cost. With every transformation, a skin-walker loses touch with their human nature - and in time can lose their identity and their very sense of being human. Maya and her friends have been running from the people who experimented on them and created them as supernaturals. But now they realise they must confront their enemies if they are ever to have a future. Maya will need to use her powers in order to succeed - but the price of freedom could be too high a cost to pay...
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
An old photo brings a shocking revelation and it’s up to Emily and her best friend Olivia to solve the case! Fourteen-year-old Emily O’Reilly and her best friend Olivia Webster have a knack for solving mysteries. Emily has been busily training her new puppy Sherlock to be a Search and Rescue dog so that the two can lead search-and-rescue missions someday. So when Emily stumbles across an old photo of Olivia’s adoption day—a fact that has never been revealed to Olivia—the two quickly decide to uncover the mysterious details surrounding Olivia’s birth parents. But the two bite off more than they can chew as they dig into learning more about Olivia’s adoption without notifying her parents. And to make matters worse, Emily’s mother Marika, a convicted felon recently released on parole, will stop at nothing to contact her daughter—a fact that Emily is not happy about. When her beloved stepmother Naomi disappears, Emily takes it upon herself to connect the dots and conduct her own snow-bound search-and-rescue mission with Sherlock. Will Emily ever find the secret behind Naomi’s disappearance? And will Olivia ever learn the truth about her adopted parents? “Colleen is a master storyteller.” –Karen Kingsbury Meets national education standards.
Author: Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2002-09-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Mark didn't ask to move to New Hampshire. Or to go to a hick school like Hardy Elementary. And he certainly didn't request Mr. Maxwell as his teacher. Mr. Maxwell doesn't like rich kids, or slackers, or know-it-alls. And he's decided that Mark is all of those things. Now the whole school is headed out for a week of camping -- Hardy's famous Week in the Woods. At first it sounds dumb, but then Mark begins to open up to life in the country, and he decides it might be okay to learn something new. It might even be fun. But things go all wrong for Mark. The Week in the Woods is not what anyone planned. Especially not Mr. Maxwell. With his uncanny knack to reach right to the heart of kids, Andrew Clements asks -- and answers -- questions about first impressions, fairness, loyalty, and courage -- and exactly what it takes to spend a Week in the Woods.
Four young women are having the time of their life as they enjoy Donna Fanuccis last few nights as a single woman. On the day of her wedding, donnas world begins to unravel when her fiance is nowhere to be found and she discovers shes been betrayed by people she trusted the most. But the worst is yet to come. Unbeknownst to Donna and her friends, their every move is being observed by a shadowy figure out for blood and his psychotic type of fun. Before hes done, donna and her friends will be submerged into a whirlpool of fear and terror, from which death may be their only escape. With its tightly woven plot, thrills and unpredictable twists, Cinderellis Bachelorette Party will keep readers guessing from the first page until the very last. They will find themselves glued as they follow the plight of the friends and witness who will survive the murderers whim.
All of his father's training couldn't prepare Kevin for this... When a young boy joins his father on his first hunting trip, the rite of passage goes from a dream come true, to an unimaginable nightmare. After begging his father for years, Kevin is finally allowed to take part in the annual event. Although a young boy, Kevin is excited by the idea of losing himself with his father in nature while playing the part of a man. Kevin's father, Bryce, is a former Marine whose tracking skills have allowed him to have many successful excursions. Bryce's ability to find the deer before they find him, when coupled with his extensive outdoorsman survival skills, make him the perfect teacher for the inexperienced but eager Kevin. But even the most experienced hunters can make grave mistakes. When Bryce is seriously injured after an unexpected fall, Kevin must navigate through unfamiliar woods alone, to find not only help, but also the courage to carry on.
A wealthy family lives in large mansion in the Northern Adirondack Mountains. A girl of 13 and a boy of ten moves there with their mother after the death of their father. They discover their uncle Arthur has been abusing his wife, dealing in drugs, and wanting a gambling chip that the girls father had, but where is it now? Sara has found paranormal happenings are on the estate. Murder,betrayal, and mystery hit the family on the Sommers estate. A journal is found and Sara, found secret rooms behind walls where a ghost walks the walls. What does she want with Sara? Time will tell. Will her brother and cousins help her discover the truth behind the mystries?
Author: Elizabeth White
Release Date: 2009-08-30
Susannah is out to prove that pyrotechnics genius Quinn Baldwinis responsible for a million-dollar fireworks catastrophe during a Mardi Gras ball. With her faithful black Lab Monty she moves to the charming backwater city of Mobile, Alabama to uncover the truth. But this world-traveled military brat with a string of letters behind her name finds herself wholly unprepared to navigate the cultural quagmires of the Deep South. Captivated by the warmth and joy of her new circle of friends, Susannah struggles to keep from falling for a subject who refuses to be anything but a man of integrity, compassion, and lethal Southern charm. Fireworks offers a glimpse into heart of the South and a cynical young woman’s first encounter with Christ-like love.
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
From Duluth, Georgia, fourteen-year-old Jimmy Fincher sets off on a quest that takes him across the country and to other, sometimes terrifying, worlds, armed with a powerful gift and a mission: to prevent the evil Stompers from destroying Earth.
The woman who doesn't remember is the one he can't forget in Cynthia Eden's latest Shadow Agents: Guts and Glory book Fifteen years ago, Noelle Evers was kidnapped. Two days later, her abductor was dead, leaving her with no memory of what happened. Now an FBI profiler, she uses her past trauma to get inside the minds of killers. But she can't read her new partner. EOD agent Thomas Anthony is controlled. Dangerous. And hauntingly familiar. Thomas has been covertly watching Noelle's back. He wanted to tell her the truth, but couldn't blow his cover. Their latest mission just revealed a link to her past. With desire ramping up between them—and a predator hunting Noelle—it's time for Thomas to step out of the shadows. Or lose his second chance to save the woman he loves.
What do you get when you take a group of relatively inexperienced campers out in the Florida backwoods? In a word, trouble. Thirteen-year-old Zack disappears in the middle of the night, more than half of the campers become mysteriously ill, and a hurricane takes an unexpected turn in their direction, leaving the group vulnerable. Group leader Chet Harrigan, a former gang leader, is among the sick, but he's in charge as the bad weather hits camp. Join Chet and his group of 10 to 16 year olds on their adventure in the wilds of Florida, where there are gators, huge spider webs hanging from the trees, and no-see-ums that sting. The ebook aimed at preteens and teens teaches the biblical path to salvation, plus the importance of obedience and prayer. Lost in the Woods: A Bible Camp Mystery is the first in a new series of Bible Camp Mysteries featuring Chet Harrigan and his crew from The Boy's Den. This title is published by Cheryl Rogers and is distributed worldwide by Untreed Reads.
This book is about a perfect summer vacation turned into a night mare caused by vampires. It takes place in the mountains of West Virginia at a very beautiful and peaceful lake. This lake was one of the most popular vacation spots that people from all over the country would come and visit. Two teenagers manage to escape and they find a priest and some vampire hunters. They want to get revenge for their families and their friends they met at camp. They intend on making this lake peaceful and safe once again.