Author: Tracy Chevalier, Tahmima Anam, Richard Mabey, Rachel Billington, Maria McCann, Terence Blacker, Blake Morrison, Kate Mosse, Amanda Craig, Maggie O'Farrell, Susan Elderkin, Catherine O'flynn, William Fiennes, James Robertson, Philippa Gregory, Ali Smith, Joanne Harris, Salley Vickers, Philip Hensher
A charming collection of stories and fables inspired by Britain's nineteen species of native trees, written by nineteen of Britain's leading authors. Why Willows Weep is edited by Tracy Chevalier, bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, and contains beautiful colour illustrations by Canadian artist Leanne Shapton. With sales in hardback of 10,000 this collection has already helped the Woodland Trust plant nearly 50,000 trees across the United Kingdom, and it is now available in paperback for the first time.
Author: Ruth White
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Tiny Lambert struggles to find security and happiness when her high school years are marred after her stepfather rapes her.
Author: Patricia Shaw
Laura Maskey's daring expedition to watch the gentlemen bathe at Murray Lagoon proves the final straw for her exasperated parents: their wayward daughter must be married off at once and Bobby Cope is just the man. But Laura has other ideas and when she runs away from her own engagement party, the family rift is complete. Laura's romantic inclinations are firmly fixed on Paul MacNamara, the owner of Oberon cattle station, and the tragic death of his wife brings him within her reach. But Paul has many battles to fight first; against the unscrupulous men who are determined to divide Queensland for their own gain; on behalf of the ancient Aboriginal tribes whose lands are at risk; and with his own personal demons. Only then can he allow his thoughts to turn to love...
Author: Zoe Aarsen
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Riverdale meets Final Destination in this fast-paced and deliciously creepy novel about an innocent game that turns deadly at a high school sleepover. It was supposed to be a game… Junior year is shaping up to be the best of McKenna Brady’s life. After a transformative summer, McKenna is welcomed into the elite group of popular girls at Weeping Willow High, led by the gorgeous Olivia Richmond. For the first time in a long time, things are looking up. But everything changes the night of Olivia’s Sweet Sixteen sleepover. Violet, the mysterious new girl in town, suggests the girls play a game during which Violet makes up elaborate, creepily specific stories about the violent ways the friends will die. Though it unsettles McKenna, it all seems harmless at the time. Until a week later, when Olivia dies…exactly as Violet predicted. As Violet rises to popularity and steps into the life Olivia left unfinished, McKenna becomes convinced Olivia’s death wasn’t just a coincidence, especially when a ghost haunting her bedroom keeps leaving clues that point to Violet. With the help of her cute neighbor, Trey, McKenna pledges to get to the bottom of Violet’s secrets and true intentions before it’s too late. Because it’s only a matter of time before more lives are lost.
Author: Charlay Marie
Publisher: Urban Christian
Mark is a successful preacher and attorney who owns his church and has a seemingly perfect family. However, there is a secret he’s been hiding from his family for six years. He had a one-time affair with a black woman, who has just showed up on his door to reveal the child he knew nothing about. His perfect family is scattered as they all deal with his past sins. His wife, Claire, cannot accept his child into their home because she is afraid that it will cause the whole church to turn against them. Mark’s daughter, Sarah, once modeled her life after her seemingly perfect father, until she learns what he did. She goes on a downward spiral filled with rebellion and anger as she lashes out against everything she once believed in. Ciara, Mark’s six-year-old lovechild, has lost everything—her mother, her aunt—and now she is living with a new family who doesn’t want her there. Mark cannot believe his sin has resulted in the Lord’s wrath upon his family. He has lost his daughter, his wife, and now feels as if God Himself has walked away. Will Mark be able to realize that his love child isn’t a curse from God but a blessing meant to humble his family and bring them closer to His presence? If not, everything Mark worked hard for will wither away.
Author: Michelle Scavarda
After a young girl tragically loses one of her siblings, she learns through many trials and tribulations how to live without someone who was once apart of her every day life. Become engulfed in the emotions, reading through each page as if you were being personally told her story, and relating it to your own life. With Weeping Willow, you'll find comfort, peace of mind, be inspired and learn something new about yourself. Open Weeping Willow and begin a journey you'll always remember.
Author: Geoff Hoff, Steve Mancini
Publisher: Joseph Coaler Productions
When he discovers that his wife is in love with another man, Lee Harris, a Chicago accountant, packs everything into his SUV and leaves town. He finds himself in a quirky place called River Bend where he is forced to re-examine everything as he starts over.
Author: Ella Reigns
Sometimes taking a stand leaves a person standing alone. The life we re born into and our surroundings can consume us. It s challenging and sometimes even painful to fight for what we want when we re up against losing battles. However, not taking a stand can eat you alive from the inside out. Believing in yourself, holding true to who you are, and never giving up adds character and makes you strong. ...wrenching, powerful personal reflection of past, present and future, documenting the survival process in a manner that will be familiar and inspiring to any who come from a stifling, unsupportive family in search of achievement and success. - The essence of a life well lived against all odds is what makes Willows Weeping an ultimate success story. D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review Willows Weeping is Ella Reigns enthralling memoir about surviving foster care, a mentally ill mother, an abusive father, adultery, rape, abortion and a controlling marriage which lead to divorce. This is a true story boiled with raw emotional survival instincts. The predators whom were once prey, were trying to raise a family, while Ella Reigns tries to escape them. Her journey into adulthood with their negative presence in her life, however, leads her to strength and emotional freedom for the sake of her children and breaking the futile cycle of violence.
Author: Ben O'Dea
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
On the fifth day of October 1934, I was born into a working-class family in a little country village in North Cork, Ireland. I can vividly remember the hardships and great fear during the war years, but we as a family were never hungry or cold. During my school days, I was maybe a little above average in most subjects, but writing was my favorite subject. As I grew older, neighbors or friends would sometimes ask me to write something for some occasion or others, such as a poem or a funny song or something. As time went on, I began to write stories, poems, and songs for my own enjoyment. By then I was into driving heavy machinery, and writing was a form of relaxation. But the noise from the machinery had a great effect on my hearing. As a result, I am now almost deaf. However, time must go on, and now that Im retired, I can spend more time at my writing. My wife is a keen gardener, and I sat outside the front door one sunny day, admiring her beautiful array of flowers. My gaze fell on a lovely little willow tree, which was now in full bloom. I decided to write a little story (magical of course) about this wonderful little tree. Hence I have this story the Weeping Willow. I hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading, and as we say in Ireland, Slainte.
Author: Barbara Hassell
Publisher: WestBow Press
This book is the first in a series of Christian Nature Books for Children. The book teaches children not only about various kinds of trees but also poignant life lessons about prejudice and unkindness. Moreover, the book stimulates young readers to make things right if they offend someone through their words and actions. The book contains post-reading activities, suggestions, and lesson plans to foster children’s understanding of others who may be different than them. The second book in this series will teach children how to identify birds, and the third will emphasize wildflowers. All proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to organizations that fight human trafficking.
Author: Barbara Pratta
Publisher: Author House
Most of Shorty's time was spent galloping through fields and jumping fences. That was the only world he knew and he was quite content with it. Then a tragic accident happened, leaving him lame and scarred, which turned his world upside down. Abandoned, he was left outside, cold and hungry, feeling sad and lonely. He endured a heartbreaking and abusive life until it got to the point where he didn't want to continue this life he was living any more. It was at that point when a strange man came and rescued Shorty and took him to a home of a family with children who loved him and thought he was beautiful, regardless of his scars and lame leg. His life would now be filled with all kinds of friends, of love, laughter, sadness and tears. This is the story about Shorty's life on the farm.
Author: Amy J Smith
Publisher: Author House
Weeping Willows is the heart-wrenching story of a woman’s journey in life as she struggles to escape the horrific past that continues to haunt her present life. Ryan and Naomi Palmer have been happily married for five years and both maintain steady careers that provide financial stability for their fast-paced and comfortable lifestyles. One day an unexpected surprise surfaces that may alter the loving couple’s very predictable day to day lives forever. Naomi is dealing with the tormenting demons from her own past; while Ryan is struggling to maintain his own life altering secret. Their marriage will never be the same as their once loving relationship is faced with a perilous downward spiral into an unknown and terrifying outcome.
Author: Meri Nana-Ama Danquah
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Examines the author's personal struggle with depression, the hidden roots of her illness, the effect it had on her life, and her ability to cope with the disease through the support of other African-American women.
Author: Sherry Parnell
Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated
Birddog Harlin is a willful and bitter woman whose husband leaves suddenly one morning. She is left with her sad and angry daughter. Birddog, feeling the detachment from her only child, recalls her own difficult past filled with the hurt of death, abandonment and loneliness. Painful memories flood her mind, forcing Birddog, who is teetering between self-destruction and redemption, to choose whether she will rise above her pain or whether she will fall.