The Promise Girls

Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 9781496709226
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Fiction

In an emotionally rich and captivating new novel, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick reunites three sisters whose deep bond is rooted in an unconventional past. Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother’s narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn’t been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three “test tube” daughters—gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery—were engineered and molded to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand ambitions. But now, twenty years after the book’s release, she hopes to redeem herself by taking part in a new documentary. Meg, who hasn’t picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle, the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, he’s familiar with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets they’ve hidden from each other—and a revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last. “Reading Marie Boswick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt. Her books, rich in character and plot, are stitched together by a skilled wordsmith.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author “THE PROMISE GIRLS is a beautiful story about the ties that bind—love, laughter, memories, even secrets kept so long they become a part of the fabric of a family. Marie Bostwick exquisitely tells the tale of the three Promise girls, former child prodigies who learn to heal the scars of a bitter past so that they can love—and forgive—again.” —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times Best Selling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Promise Girls

Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher:
ISBN: 1496709217
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Fiction

In an emotionally rich and captivating new novel, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick reunites three sisters whose deep bond is rooted in an unconventional past. Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother's narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn't been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three "test tube" daughters--gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery--were engineered and molded to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand ambitions. But now, twenty years after the book's release, she hopes to redeem herself by taking part in a new documentary. Meg, who hasn't picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle, the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, he's familiar with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets they've hidden from each other--and a revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last. Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels "Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine." --USAToday.com "Fans of Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr will enjoy this warm, witty novel of rediscovery and personal growth." --Booklist on The Second Sister "A story that touches women on many levels and yet is filled with humor and a bit of pathos." --Kirkus on Between Heaven and Texas

God s Promises for Boys

Author: Jack Countryman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418555078
Release Date: 2010-05-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An easy way to help young boys see God’s promises and how they can rely on His love in their daily lives. The promise verses in this book are selected from the bestselling International Children’s Bible® to offer comfort and encouragement when a boy is feeling afraid, lonely, worried, angry, dissatisfied, discouraged, sad, rebellious, impatient, or sick . . . and when they need reassurance of God’s protection, love, forgiveness, help . . . and that He listens when they pray. It’s a great way for children to hide God’s Word in their hearts. Sample text: Sometimes it’s hard to tell the truth when you feel like you have something to hide. But remember—when it’s hard to be honest: God promises to reward Truth—not Lies! "You must do these things to enjoy life and have many happy days. You must not say evil things. You must not tell lies." Psalms 34:12-13

Promise Me

Author: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101128602
Release Date: 2007-03-27
Genre: Fiction

#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben crafts a compelling thriller with an “ingenious plot”* as entertainment agent Myron Bolitar keeps a promise that ends in a nightmare… As the school year winds down, Myron Bolitar is determined to help keep his friends’ children safe from the dangers of drinking and driving. So he makes two neighborhood girls promise him that if they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they must call him. Several nights later, the call comes at two a.m. The next day, a girl is missing and Myron is the last person who saw her. Racing to find her before she’s gone forever, Myron must outrun his own troubled past and decide once and for all who he is and what he will stand up for...

God s Promises for Girls

Author: Jack Countryman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418560423
Release Date: 2010-05-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An easy way to help young girls see God’s promises and how they can rely on His love in their daily lives. The promise verses in this book are selected from the best-selling International Children’s Bible® to offer comfort and encouragement when a girl is feeling afraid, lonely, worried, angry, dissatisfied, discouraged, sad, rebellious, impatient, or sick . . . and when they need reassurance of God’s protection, love, forgiveness, help . . . and that He listens when they pray. It’s a great way for children to hide God’s Word in their hearts. Sample text: Monsters. Spiders. Being alone. Do any of these things make you feel afraid? When you start to feel fear, hold on tight to these words: God promises to take your fear away! "So don’t worry, because I am with you. Don’t be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you. I will support you with my right hand that saves you." Isaiah 41:10

The Promise of Amazing

Author: Robin Constantine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062279507
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Robin Constantine's New Jersey romance The Promise of Amazing is a sexy, poignant, funny, and authentic debut novel that will appeal to fans of books by Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Jennifer E. Smith. Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she's not popular, not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet good girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now, in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change but doesn't know how. Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe's: star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, and on the fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a "term-paper pimp." Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change but doesn't know how. One fateful night, their paths cross at Wren's family's Arthurian-themed catering hall. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

Truth Dare or Promise

Author: Liz Heron
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 9780349006154
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: History

In this collection of autobiographical writing 12 women who grew into feminism in the 1970s look back on their childhoods. Some of the contributors grew up in homes of pinching poverty, others in an unbending orderliness, and others in an easy security. But the two great landmarks of this post-war Britain - the Welfare State and the Education Act - were a common feature which gave many of the girls a sense of possibility and of aspiration to a different future. The contributors include Alison Fell, Harriett Gilbert, Alison Hennegan, Liz Heron, Ursula Huws, Gail Lewis, Julia Pascal, Stef Pixner, Denise Riley, Sheila Rowbotham, Carolyn Steedman and Valerie Walkerdine. The editor is the author of the short-story collection A Red River.

The Girls

Author: Emma Cline
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780812998610
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Fiction

THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate.”—Lena Dunham “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist “Elegant and nostalgic.”—Julie Beck, The Atlantic “Masterful . . . In the cult dynamic, Cline has seen something universal—emotions, appetites, and regular human needs warped way out of proportion—and in her novel she’s converted a quintessentially ’60s story into something timeless.”—Christian Lorentzen, New York

The Promise

Author: Rachelle Friedman
Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub
ISBN: 1493008579
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Paralyzed from the chest down after being pushed into a pool on the night of her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman and her four best friends made a decision to never reveal the name of the friend who pushed her in. The girls rare and special bond led to Rachelle's recovery, a lifelong secret, and her eventual fairy-tale wedding."

The Vampire s Promise

Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545289764
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Althea, Devnee, and Lacey all bargain with a vampire for popularity, beauty, and freedom, but are faced with the consequences of their deals when the vampire chooses his victims.

This Little Light of Mine

Author: Compiled By Barbour Staff
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1683223977
Release Date: 2018-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Witness a child's wonder, comfort, and delight as she discovers God's unfailing promises in this unique and endearing glow-in-the-dark Bible promise book, created just for girls.

God Hearts Me A Bible Promise Book for Girls

Author: Compiled by Barbour Staff
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781624163951
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introducing God “Hearts” Me, a brand-new Bible promise book featuring dozens of topically arranged categories and easy-to understand scripture selections that will encourage your heart with regular reminders of God’s love. Topics include: God Made Me, God Loves Me, God Thinks I’m Beautiful, God Keeps His Promises, God Gives Me Hope, God Forgives Me, God Is Always with Me, God Offers Me Eternal Life, and more.

Pinky Promise

Author: Vanita Braver
Publisher:
ISBN: 0878688935
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When five-year-old Madison drops her mother's expensive camera on the floor she is afraid to tell the truth about what happened, but she soon discovers that lying only makes her feel worse.

Promise Not to Tell

Author: Jennifer McMahon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061827488
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Fiction

Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother who's afflicted with Alzheimer's. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered—a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del—shunned and derided by classmates as "Potato Girl"—was brutally slain. Del's killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as this new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying, unexpected ways. Because nothing is quite what it seems . . . and the grim specters of her youth are far from forgotten. More than just a murder mystery, Jennifer McMahon's extraordinary debut novel, Promise Not to Tell, is a story of friendship and family, devotion and betrayal—tautly written, deeply insightful, beautifully evocative, and utterly unforgettable.