In the Land of Second Chances: A Novel

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Algonquin Books #ad - She also knows their troubles. Moore comes to ebb selling games of chance, more than a few eyebrows are raised. If you’ve been charmed by jimmy stewart and the small-town miracles of It’s a Wonderful Life, treat yourself to this unusual little novel. Parade   “a folksy, wise and gently amusing look at the importance of living life to the fullest and not only trusting in chance, but embracing uncertainty as the spice of life.

Rocky mountain news   “Just what the doctor ordered. Detroit Free Press. Wilma porter runs the only bed and breakfast in Ebb, Nebraska, and knows everyone in the small town. But wherever he’s from and whoever he is, he leaves behind a town where second chances are not only possible, they can—and do—happen.

Calvin millet, has an ailing daughter at home and a wife who just up and left him—and on top of that, for example, his department store is close to bankruptcy as a new Wal-Mart looms, and his house has been destroyed by a tornado. A mysterious visitor changes the fortunes of a struggling Nebraska town in this “novel full of hope, humor and singular characters” Parade.

In the Land of Second Chances: A Novel #ad - He listens to their stories and asks them intriguing questions that make them see their situations differently. When a handsome stranger named Vernon L. After all, no one has seen a traveling salesman in Ebb for more than thirty years. The father of a dying child; the reclusive widow who’s taken permanent board at the B&B; the banker with ulterior motives; and the outspoken Wilma herself are all changed by their encounters with this mysterious man who seems not of this world.

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The Widows of Eden: A Novel

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Algonquin Books #ad - The widows of eden is an entertaining, inspiring novel about community, hope, and a new way of looking at the things that matter most. Moore. When he left, he became a legend. Wilma and her friends have come to expect surprises from Moore, but this time they’re stunned when he brings help: three widows from the town of Eden with pasts as enigmatic as his.

The good folks of Ebb, Nebraska, could surely use a miracle. It hasn’t rained in a hundred days, it’s hotter than Beelzebub’s oven, and the ground is harder than a cast-iron skillet. But short of praying for rain, there’s little even the powerful Quilting Circle can do. A drought-stricken midwestern town gets some unexpected help in this “warm, whimsical novel full of humor and down-home wisdom” Jennifer Chiaverini.

The Widows of Eden: A Novel #ad - The last time this mysterious traveling salesman came to stay at the Come Again B&B, he turned the town around in six days. Following in the land of second chances and one part Angel, “the third installment in Shaffner’s gently inspirational series provides a gracious reminder of the power of faith and the rewards of friendship” Booklist.

Enter Vernon L. Lifelong residents are fleeing, and the town is on the verge of collapse. Wilma porter, the plucky owner of the come Again Bed and Breakfast, and her indomitable friends from the Quilting Circle need to do something to save Ebb, and fast.

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Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet? Welcome to Partonville Book 1

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Diversion Books #ad - This is the first in the delightful small-town series starring “the plucky 80-something grandma who’s a demon at the wheel” Publishers Weekly. But when a visitor comes to town with a proposition, Dorothy finds herself faced with a decision that could change her beloved town, and her life. On the outskirts of the pastoral illinois town of partonville, eighty-seven-year-old dorothy wetstra lives on her farm, venturing out to drive around in her 1976 Lincoln Continental—affectionately dubbed “The Tank”—play bunco with her pals, Illinois, or grab a stool at Harry’s counter, where she can stay on top of the town’s latest shenanigans most of which she is responsible for.

Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet? Welcome to Partonville Book 1 #ad - Before long, her gift for shaking things up may come in handy .  .  . If you enjoyed jan karon’s mitford series, I think you’ll love the Dearest Dorothy series” Christian Fiction Reviewer.

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A Country Year: Living the Questions

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Open Road Media #ad -  .  . Alone on a small missouri farm after a thirty-year marriage, Sue Hubbell found a new love—of the winged, buzzing variety. Once in a while there comes along a book so calm, so honest, so beautiful that even the most jaded or cynical readers have to say thank you. In a series of exquisite vignettes, hubbell reveals the joys of a life attuned to nature in this heartfelt memoir about life on the land, and of a woman finding her way in middle age.

A Country Year: Living the Questions #ad - Left with little but the commercial beekeeping and honey-producing business she started with her husband, Hubbell found solace in the natural world. Then she began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things she cared about. This is such a book” The San Diego Union-Tribune.

A “delightful, witty” memoir about starting over as a beekeeper in the Ozarks Library Journal.    . Describing the ups and downs of beekeeping from one springtime to the next, A Country Year transports readers to a different, simpler place.

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No Holly for Miss Quinn: A Novel Fairacre Book 12

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - She runs him, and her own affairs, with terrifying competence. Benson’s house and that she works in Caxley, her past history and the amount of her salary remains a tantalizing mystery. She copes as capably with the turmoil of her brother’s household as she does with the office, and the regret for her lost Christmas is mitigated by the children’s joy and the unexpected arrival of an old flame .

 .  . Miss read’s novels are sheer delight. Chicago Tribune  . A mysterious fairacre villager receives an unexpected Christmas gift in this heartwarming holiday novel from the popular author of the Thrush Green series. Apart from the fact that she lives in the annex to Mrs. She is completely unsentimental and plans to spend her Christmas exactly as she wants, without fuss or family.

No Holly for Miss Quinn: A Novel Fairacre Book 12 #ad - Nobody in fairacre knows much about Miss Quinn, which is a rare state of affairs and much regretted by the villagers. In fact, miss quinn is a highly efficient secretary to a Caxley businessman. But before the great day, her brother rings to say his wife has been rushed to the hospital, and could she come and cope with the children? Secretly dismayed, Miss Quinn sets out to do her duty.

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Celebrations at Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 11

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Mariner Books #ad - A bedtime soother of remarkable potency. Kirkus Reviews. Save the date for some english village fun: “You’ll relish a visit to Thrush Green” Jan Karon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author. When the correspondence shows that one hundred years have passed since the opening of Patten’s mission school in Africa, coinciding with the centenary of Thrush Green’s own village school, the townsfolk decide to combine festivities for a very special occasion.

A statue of nathaniel patten has graced the green for years, but little is known of the village’s most distinguished son until an unexpected letter arrives. As with all village events, the plans for the celebration are beset with anxieties, but when the long-anticipated day arrives, the village finds reason to rejoice.

Celebrations at Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 11 #ad - In the cotswolds village of Thrush Green, celebrations are underway. For the fans, another deep dream of peace—in the doings of that Cotswold English village of Thrush Green, endearingly chronicled as civil neighbors enjoy little pleasures and major satisfactions.  .  .

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Creek Mary's Blood: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - His narrative spans colonial rebellion, the Trail of Tears, and the Civil War—in which Mary’s descendants fought on both sides of the conflict. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. The new york times–bestselling saga of Creek Indian Mary Musgrove and her descendants, whose lives parallel the American story through two centuries.

In creek mary’s blood, dee brown fictionalizes the astonishing true story of Mary Musgrove—born in 1700 to a Creek tribal chief—and five generations of her family. Rich with historical detail and human drama, this is a novel filled with “dark, inexorable energy” by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Creek Mary's Blood: A Novel #ad - By tracing her struggles with colonists in georgia, and then the lives of her two sons one born to a white trader and the other to a Cherokee warrior, Brown’s novel creates a gripping panorama of the American Indian experience in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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News from Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 3

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Mariner Books #ad - From the author of the fairacre series: “The more turbulent the real world, the more charming we may find the stability of Miss Read’s tiny fictional world. Los angeles times Thrush Green is never quite as quiet as it first appears. When a local, long-empty cottage called Tullivers shows signs of occupancy, the village whispers in excitement.

News from Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 3 #ad - Phil, a lovely woman with a young son, has been deserted by her husband and quickly attracts the attention of the villagers—and the interest of several bachelors. When phil receives some unexpected news, her new freedom brings even more changes to her life—and a new love to Thrush Green. Harold shoosmith gives both advice and practical help in the garden, while Winnie Bailey’s nephew, Richard, offers his assistance with household repairs and takes Phil for a drive to London.

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The Girls

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Delphinium Books #ad - A former literary editor for the nation and a new yorker contributor, helen Yglesias conjures the unquenchable humor and immense courage of four very different women, and moves us to laughter and tears, in a story Publishers Weekly deems for “anyone who is watching people they love grow old”—or contemplating the experience.

 . Meet the four witkovsky sisters in this “fierce, hopeful” novel about growing old, “lightened by a wicked sense of humor” Newsday. A los angeles times best book of the year eighty-year-old jenny—the baby of the family—has flown down to Miami, ninety, and Naomi, pastel-hued haven of the elderly—to look after her two oldest sisters: Eva, still going strong at ninety-five, Florida—that gaudy, who is riddled with cancer but retains her tart tongue and her jet-black head of hair.

The Girls #ad - Then there’s flora, an energetic eighty-five, who spends her time dating and making the rounds of the retirement homes with her standup routine. In a novel the los angeles times hails as “quietly affecting, ” Jenny, wheelchairs and walkers, Naomi, loss, as well as the questions we all face about independence, and Flora wrestle with aches and pains, Eva, and what really matters in the long run.

Their parents are long gone, their three brothers more recently so, but the sisters remain a family—with all the arguments and rivalries that entails.

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The School at Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 9

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Mariner Books #ad - The village people are aflutter with the news, musing about the teachers’ replacements, the fate of the schoolhouse, and an appropriate farewell gift. Once again, miss read renders a charming recital of events in Thrush Green, a quaint English village caught in time most likely teatime. Booklist  . The school at thrush green returns readers to the heart of the Cotswolds just as beloved primary school teachers Dorothy Watson and Agnes Fogerty announce their retirement and make plans to leave Thrush Green and buy a new home at Barton-on-Sea.

Further drama unfolds as Dorothy takes up driving and Agnes finds a new friend in a stray cat. Two favorite villagers make a life-changing decision. If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Thrush Green” Jan Karon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author. As summer turns to fall, the changing seasons reflect the changing face of Thrush Green, where old and new friends settle down and find happiness.

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At Home in Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 8

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Mariner Books #ad - There is arch humor and perceptive character analysis .  .  . But how to choose who will live there? how will they get on together? And how will they accommodate the dogs, cats, and birds that must come along? The spring has brought a new crop of dilemmas, but Dr. Beneath the deceptive simplicity .  .  . It is spring in the village of Thrush Green.

With wit and grace, miss read has charmed numerous critics and won the loyalty of readers who will happily find themselves once more At Home in Thrush Green. If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to mitford, ” where there’s a spring in the step of villagers young and old Jan Karon, you’ll relish a visit to Thrush Green, #1 New York Times–bestselling author.

At Home in Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 8 #ad - In the end, harmony is restored to this tiny fictional world. And yet the good vicar wistfully recalls his former home—the ugly, old rectory of Thrush Green, which burned to the ground. Delightful. Publishers Weekly. In neighboring lulling, charles henstock admires the blooming garden of his new vicarage, glad the squabbles with his parishioners in Affairs at Thrush Green are settled.

Henstock and the villagers are determined to make the old people feel at home in Thrush Green. Now, from the rectory’s ruins, the villagers are building eight retirement homes for the older folks most in need.

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