Author: Linda A. Pollock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
'The history of childhood is an area so full of errors, distortion and misinterpretation that I thought it vital, if progress were to be made, to supply a clear review of the information on childhood contained in such sources as diaries and autobiographies.' Dr Pollock's statement in her Preface will startle readers who have not questioned the validity of recent theories on the evolution of childhood and the treatment of children, theories which see a movement from a situation where the concept of childhood was almost absent, and children were cruelly treated, to our present western recognition that children are different and should be treated with love and affection. Linda examines this thesis particularly through the close and careful analysis of some hundreds of English and American primary sources. Through these sources, she has been able to reconstruct, probably for the first time, a genuine picture of childhood in the past, and it is a much more humane and optimistic picture than the current stereotype. Her book contains a mass of novel and original material on child-rearing practices and the relations of parents and children, and sets this in the wider framework of developmental psychology, socio-biology and social anthropology. Forgotten Children admirably fulfils the aim of its author. In the face of this scholarly and elegant account of the continuity of parental care, few will now be able to argue for dramatic transformations in the twentieth century.
Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass, now with an exclusive preview of Cathy’s inspiring new title, Please Don’t Take My Baby, coming out on April 25th.
Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
How do you tell a man there is something wrong with his child? --“This is by far one of the best books I have read. Lorhainne Eckhart proved herself yet again by pulling you in with a heartfelt story and keeping your attention with the passion that fills the pages.” — ROMANCE JUNKIES --“A Real Tear Jerker: Omg, I loved this book. I stayed up all night trying to finish it. I cried, My heart broke, I have an 18 year old with autism. This would make a fabulous movie.” Reviewer – Tammy --“Brilliant, there is no other word for it, heart grabbing, heart warming, gut wrenching, well written well researched, wanted to read it over & over again." – Maureen --BLACK RAVEN'S REVIEWS — “Ms. Eckhart has crafted a delightful story with engaging characters, enough drama for a Hallmark movie, and enough unconditional love to last a lifetime.”—Rated 5 Ravens and a Recommended Read by AJ!— --“I didn't expect I'd fall for the four main characters as hard as I did, but The Forgotten Child is an amazing book, not just for a romance fan like myself, but for single parents who may or may not have a child with autism.” — Reviewer — Adria In THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, Brad Friessen wasn't looking to love again. But what he got was a woman who shook his lonely bitter world upside down, and touched him in a way no other woman could. Emily Nelson, a courageous young mother, ends a loveless, bitter marriage and strikes out on her own. She answers an ad as a cook and live-in caregiver to a three-year-old boy on a local ranch. Ranch owner Brad Friessen hires and moves in Emily and her daughter. But Emily soon discovers something's seriously wrong with the boy, and the reclusive, difficult man who hired her can't see the behavior and how delayed his son is. So Emily researches until she stumbles across what she suspects are the soft signs of autism. Now she must tell him, give him hope, and help him come to terms with this neurological disorder—to take the necessary steps to get his child the help he needs. As their lives become intertwined, their attraction is unavoidable—a connection sparks between them. But just as they're getting close, Brad's estranged wife, Crystal, returns after abandoning the family two years earlier. Among the shock and confusion is one disturbing question Brad can't shake: How does Crystal know so much of his personal business, the inner working of the ranch, and Emily's relationship with his son? Crystal must've had a plan, as she somehow gains the upper hand, driving a wedge in the emotional bond forged between Brad, Emily, and the children. The primary focus for care and therapy of three-year-old Trevor is diverted. The lengths to which Crystal will go, the lies, the greed, just to keep what's hers, are nothing short of cold and calculating. Emily's forced out of the house. Brad fights to save his boy, to protect what's his, and struggles over his greatest sacrifice—Emily, and the haunting question: Has he lost her forever? THE OUTSIDER SERIES:The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily)A Baby And A Wedding (An Outsider Series Short)Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Diana)The Search (An Outsider Series Short)The Awakening (Andy & Laura)Secrets (Jed & Diana)Runaway(Andy & Laura)Overdue (An Outsider Series Short)The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)The Wedding (Neil & Candy)Or grab The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection which includes all the books and short stories in this in this romantic saga.THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING:The Deadline (Andy & Laura)The Price to Love (Neil & Candy)A Different Kind of Love (Brad & Emily)A Vow of Love, A Friessen Christmas THE WILDE BROTHERS:The One (Joe & Margaret)The Honeymoon, A Wilde Brothers ShortFriendly Fire (Logan & Julia)Not Quite Married, A Wilde Brothers ShortA Matter of Trust (Ben & Carrie)The Reckoning, A Wilde Brothers Christmas
Author: Kitty Neale
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Will she ever find a home where she can belong? The dramatic novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of LOST ANGEL.
Author: Ingrid von Oelhafen, Tim Tate
Created by Heinrich Himmler, the Lebensborn program abducted as many as half a million children from across Europe. Through a process called Germanization, they were to become the next generation of the Aryan master race in the second phase of the Final Solution. In the summer of 1942, parents across Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia were required to submit their children to medical checks designed to assess racial purity. One such child, Erika Matko, was nine months old when Nazi doctors declared her fit to be a “Child of Hitler.” Taken to Germany and placed with politically vetted foster parents, Erika was renamed Ingrid von Oelhafen. Many years later, Ingrid began to uncover the truth of her identity. Though the Nazis destroyed many Lebensborn records, Ingrid unearthed rare documents, including Nuremberg trial testimony about her own abduction. Following the evidence back to her place of birth, Ingrid discovered an even more shocking secret: a woman named Erika Matko, who as an infant had been given to Ingrid’s mother as a replacement child. Hitler’s Forgotten Children is both a harrowing personal memoir and a devastating investigation into the awful crimes and monstrous scope of the Lebensborn program. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass...
Author: David Hill
Publisher: Atlantic Books
In 1959 David Hill's mother - a poor single parent living in Sussex - reluctantly decided to send her sons to Fairbridge Farm School in Australia where, she was led to believe, they would have a good education and a better life. David was lucky - his mother was able to follow him out to Australia - but for most children, the reality was shockingly different. From 1938 to 1974 thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge to solve the problem of child poverty in Britain while populating the colony. Now many of those children have decided to speak out. Physical and sexual abuse was not uncommon. Loneliness was rife. Food was often inedible. The standard of education was appalling. Here, for the first time, is the story of the lives of the Fairbridge children, from the bizarre luxury of the voyage out to Australia to the harsh reality of the first days there; from the crushing daily routine to stolen moments of freedom and the struggle that defined life after leaving the school. This remarkable book is both a tribute to the children who were betrayed by an ideal that went terribly awry and a fascinating account of an extraordinary episode in British history.
Author: Donald Levin
Newly retired from the Ferndale Police Department, Martin Preuss passes his days quietly with his beloved son Toby. When a friend asks him to look for a boy who disappeared forty years ago, the former investigator gradually becomes consumed with finding the forgotten child. Meanwhile, ex-colleague Janey Cahill persuades him to help her locate the missing father of a troubled young girl. Juggling both cases, Preuss revisits the countercultural fervor of Detroit in the 1970s--and plunges into hidden worlds of guilty secrets and dark crimes that won't stay buried.
Author: Lincoln Child
Enigmalogist Jeremy Logan who specializes in investigating inexplicable phenomena probes strange happenings at the Newport, RI, mansion that houses the Symposikon think tank.
Author: Thomas Cahill
Relates the life of an African American inmate, sentenced to death for taking part in a robbery in which a victim was killed, and for whom opponents of the death penalty spent twelve years unsuccessfuly trying to have the case reviewed and his sentence overturned.
Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
Publisher: Lorhainne Eckhart
Fall in love with the Friessen men and the women they love in Lorhainne Eckhart's bestselling contemporary romance series. --"Loved this book series! I just couldn't get enough of the characters, and ended up reading the whole set in a day." Reviewer - Jen --"I loved all these books. All about the cowboys and their lives. Love at first sight and the things they will do for love. I couldn't put them down." Reviewer - Suzanne --"Wonderful read if you want to experience all the passions that make real life. For example, love of family, loyalty, honor, indecision, misplaced loyalty, feelings of inadequacy -- just the gamut of emotions."- Reviewer, Alma In THE OUTSIDER SERIES: THE COMPLETE OMNIBUS COLLECTION, included are all the books and short stories of the hot and sexy Friessen men and the strong and vulnerable women they love. 1. The Forgotten Child: How do you tell a man there is something wrong with his child? 2. A Baby and a Wedding: (The Forgotten Child to Fallen Hero bridge short story of Brad & Emily's wedding) 3. Fallen Hero: A cowboy who walked away from his family's fortune. A woman who returned for justice. What they didn't expect was to find love. 4. The Search: (Fallen Hero to The Awakening bridge short story of Andy, Jed and Diana)- When her husband goes missing she's forced to call the one man she shouldn't. 5. The Awakening: A young woman who's lost everything, and the wealthy rancher who saves her. 6. Secrets: "Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I loved him." 7. Runaway: Andy sets out to bring his runaway bride home. But when he finds her, he's in for a big surprise. 8. Overdue: (Runaway to The Unexpected Storm bridge short story. Jed and Diana are having a baby.) 9. The Unexpected Storm: He can have any woman, except the one he wants. 10. The Wedding: A man who's always planned everything, and a woman who's struggled alone--The Wedding will change their lives forever. **CONTENT WARNING: Although this series is filled with ideals of family, love and loyalty, the Friessen men are strong sexy alpha males. Each story is filled with sexual tension, steamy romance, rough language, and passion. It is for those who enjoy adult contemporary romance, women's fiction, western romance. THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING: The Deadline (Andy & Laura) The Price to Love (Neil & Candy) A Different Kind of Love (Brad & Emily) *Available September 2014 THE WILDE BROTHERS: The One (Joe & Margaret) The Honeymoon, A Wilde Brothers Short Friendly Fire (Logan & Julia) Not Quite Married, A Wild Brothers Short A Matter of Trust (Ben & Carrie) WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES The Choice Lost And Found Merkaba Bounty Blown Away, The Final Chapter THE SAVED SERIES Saved Vanished Captured *Available November 2014
Author: Joshua Kern
Publisher: Joshua Kern
"Jay is missing!" Those were the words that woke Lexie up late one night. Nobody knows where he has gone or why. His disappearance sets off chain reaction that no-one could have seen coming. Except maybe someone did, and maybe everything was a set up from the beginning. Everything begins to move fast as they struggle to keep up with the demands of their new lives. It turns out being spies is not as easy as people like to think it is. Long sleepless nights and being constantly on the move, those are the new staples of their lives. How is someone supposed to find the time to admit their feelings during all of that, it turns out they don't. What happened to Jay to make him disappear? Does their relationship ever take a step forward? And if it does can they survive what that means for each other? Find out in the thrilling new suspense novel Forgotten Child!
Author: Mona Lisa
ALL THE OTHER PUTRID FILFTH OF THIS WORLD, (YOU KNOW WHO U ARE; CAN KISS MY ASS!) To those people; all I have to say is that; you never knew me nor did you try to. None of that matters now. I never did anything to you people to justify the tragedies you have bestowed on me that is my life. God will deal with you in his own time. I'll be sitting back watching, as your lives fall apart and mine finally comes together. This is my prophecy to you. Hopefully, this will also give incite into the different types of abuse that many of us fall into. Whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or psychological. It can come and go so suddenly. And if you are not careful it can and will sneak up on you before you realize what's happening. Some become weaker, others stronger. Then there are those that get stuck in limbo. I've been stuck in limbo. Every day is a struggle to find MY direction.
Author: Heath E. Hoy
Publisher: Abbott Press
Tyler Trenton is the product of a childhood devastated by abuse and neglect. While fighting the battle between good and evil, child and demon, he finds solace in a god named Elzba. Tyler believes that he can achieve the status of a god by doing the bidding of the she-god. Then things turn tragic, and the teenaged Tyler is faced with the feelings of losing friends in a tragic car accident, followed by the abandonment of Elzba. These actions send the young man’s world spiraling out of control. Years pass, and as Tyler becomes an adult, he also becomes an expert at killing and disappearing. He leaves a trail of bodies and baffles the police with the pen name he has given himself: “I Am.” One day, things get even stranger for the man, and he falls in love. Although he keeps his life a secret, there are things about the young woman that he knows nothing about. Their strange relationship is tested when family gets involved and an unwanted “friend” from the past begins to come after the man’s new lover. Tragedy will befall them, but who will die and who will live?