Biography & Autobiography

Dear God, Please Keep Daddy Safe

Dear God, Please Keep Daddy Safe

Author: Virginia Kiernan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491728895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 487

For author Virginia Kiernan, February 2003 is a month, though more than ten years past, that remains vivid in her memory. It was the month her husband, Verner Kiernan, a father of six, was deployed with the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, only one month before the war with Iraq began. In Dear God, Please Keep Daddy Safe, Virginia narrates the trials and triumphs of a year of deployment. She discusses the struggles army families face as she provides insight into the unknown world of army life in one of the nation’s top units—including a deadly grenade attack on her husband’s unit, the emotion of attending heart-wrenching memorial services, and the family crisis that becomes compounded with separation. A compelling true story written by a mom raising six children while her husband was deployed during the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Dear God, Please Keep Daddy Safe chronicles the highs and lows of events both overseas and on the home front, showing that the often overlooked issues at home can sometimes be as stressful as serving in uniform.
Fiction

The Christmas Portrait

The Christmas Portrait

Author: Phyllis Clark Nichols

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781629982175

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 700

Will young Kate find a way to send her late mother a special Christmas gift in heaven?
Biography & Autobiography

We Are All Shipwrecks

We Are All Shipwrecks

Author: Kelly Grey Carlisle

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781492645214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 607

AS SEEN ON DR. OZ "Moving and complex, this is an exquisitely written tale of perseverance and unconditional love. A worthwhile addition to any collection."—Library Journal, STARRED Review A mother's murder. Her daughter's redemption. And the complicated past that belongs to them both. Kelly always knew her family was different. She knew that most children didn't live with their grandparents and that their grandparents didn't own porn stores. Her classmates didn't sleep on a boat in the L.A. harbor, and she knew their next-door neighbors probably weren't drug addicts and johns. She knew that most of her classmates knew more about their moms than their cause of death. What Kelly didn't know was if she would become part of the dysfunction that surrounded her. Would she end up selling adult videos and sinking into the depths of harbor life, or would she escape to live her own story somewhere else? As an adult, Kelly decides to discover how the place where she came from defined the person she ultimately became. To do this, she goes back to the beginning—to a mother she never knew, a thirty-year-old cold case, and two of Los Angeles's most notorious murderers. We Are All Shipwrecks is Kelly's story of redemption from tragedy, told with a tenderness toward her family that makes it as much about preserving the strings that anchor her as it is about breaking free.
Biography & Autobiography

The Tao of Muhammad Ali

The Tao of Muhammad Ali

Author: Davis Miller

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780804151719

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 198

Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer the world has ever known and the most charismatic athlete of all time. Adored by millions, Ali is a role model and symbol of courage to us all. Davis Miller was a small, sickly child mourning the loss of his mother when he first encountered Ali. From this meeting, there developed a strong personal relationship that has lasted more than thirty years. Brilliantly weaving Ali's story with his own coming-of-age memoir, Miller captures the true meaning of hero worship, fathers and sons, and strength through wisdom.
Juvenile Fiction

The Liberation of Gabriel King

The Liberation of Gabriel King

Author: K. L. Going

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101657539

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 337

Gabriel King is afraid of everything: spiders, the rope swing over the lake, andmost of all, going to fifth grade. Frita Wilson, his best friend, decides Gabriel needs some liberating from his fears, so they make a list and plan to tackle each one. But one of the reasons Frita is so determined to help Gabe is that she needs his help too. Hollowell, Georgia in 1976 isn't exactly the most integrated place, and Frita's the only black student in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan.
Fiction

Grey Lady

Grey Lady

Author: Jenny Maxwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748109098

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 669

Ben Jacardi was the first of his family to make his life on the canals - as a bargeman and also as the builder of the narrowboat, Grey Lady. His mentor was Josiah Armstrong who had taken him in as an apprentice and who came to regard him as the son he'd wanted his own to be, but who flitted with all his savings. Ben's awkward courtship and early years of marriage to Faith eventually settles into a strong partnership, further enhanced with the birth of James. And it is James who discovers his father's true ancestry and learns how he has unwittingly followed the footprints of his forebears.
Biography & Autobiography

Dear God, Please Keep Daddy Safe

Dear God, Please Keep Daddy Safe

Author: Virginia Kiernan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1491728884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 578

For author Virginia Kiernan, February 2003 is a month, though more than ten years past, that remains vivid in her memory. It was the month her husband, Verner Kiernan, a father of six, was deployed with the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, only one month before the war with Iraq began. In Dear God, Please Keep Daddy Safe, Virginia narrates the trials and triumphs of a year of deployment. She discusses the struggles army families face as she provides insight into the unknown world of army life in one of the nation's top units--including a deadly grenade attack on her husband's unit, the emotion of attending heart-wrenching memorial services, and the family crisis that becomes compounded with separation. A compelling true story written by a mom raising six children while her husband was deployed during the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Dear God, Please Keep Daddy Safe chronicles the highs and lows of events both overseas and on the home front, showing that the often overlooked issues at home can sometimes be as stressful as serving in uniform.
Religion

They Call Me Mom

They Call Me Mom

Author: Michelle Medlock Adams

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825446160

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 609

Moving, funny devotions crafted for every day by moms who know the drill When women take on the role of mom, they take on a hundred other titles as well: healer, comforter, chef, teacher, cheerleader—and less flattering things like disciplinarian, ruiner of fun times, and chief worrier. In the middle of juggling all those roles, finding room to spend time alone seeking God can seem insurmountable. Moms Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett understand the struggles—and the joys. They've pulled together their own experiences with the crazy world of parenting as well as the most requested, most talked about topics on mommy blogs. Their research nailed down what moms really want to talk about. And then they created a devotional that speaks straight to the heart of the mommy life. They Call Me Mom is a lighthearted, transparent take on the real-life ups and downs mothers face through all stages of parenting. Whether mom just brought home her first baby or she has several kids and zero time, she'll find relatable words and helpful encouragement in these pages. And with one devotion for every week of the year, it's easy to fit in a few minutes with God in the middle of a full parenting life.
Religion

Christmas

Christmas

Author: Garry William Gosney

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452037868

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 414

Fiction

Playing Havoc

Playing Havoc

Author: April Brookshire

Publisher: April Brookshire

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 722

The apocalypse started six years ago, but Anya Donovan's world ended when her fiancé was turned into a zombie. Drifting without purpose, Anya uses her power over the reanimated to annihilate pockets of the undead. While trading for supplies at a settlement, she hears of a rescue team traveling into Canada. The rescue mission north comes with risks and besides her brother, Anya isn’t sure she can trust others from the group. After making it through the perils of the journey, she is faced with new dangers and nothing is what it seems.
Fiction

Echoes of the Zeiglar March

Echoes of the Zeiglar March

Author: Willow Love

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490883212

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 452

Willow has always loved listening to biblical stories. The Echoes of the Zeiglar March has given her a chance to share some of those stories in a new light. An example of this is the story of David and Goliath—seen with Jakey and Reaper.
Biography & Autobiography

Brothers

Brothers

Author: E. B. Johnston

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468564549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 111

View: 908

"Brothers" is a true story of mine and younger brothers life as boys, Abused, neglected and abandoned. This is a story of survival with uncertain future of being a parent as a child.