Download PDF The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain and published by Mira. This book was released on 2011-04-26 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry… The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family—described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn't know. With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives—and the life of a desperate stranger—with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.
Download PDF The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain and published by MIRA. This book was released on 2011-05-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I’m so sorry… The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle’s suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family—described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn’t know. With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle’s friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives—and the life of a desperate stranger—with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit. Told with sensitivity and insight, The Midwife’s Confession will have you turning pages late into the night. From the bestselling author of The Lies We Told and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes comes a story of deception that asks: How much is too much to forgive?
Download PDF Women and Crime in the Street Literature of Early Modern England by S. Clark and published by Springer. This book was released on 2003-10-24 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Clark explores how real-life women's crimes were handled in the news media of an age before the invention of the newspaper, in ballads, pamphlets, and plays. It discusses those features of contemporary society which particularly influenced early modern crime reporting, such as attitudes to news, the law and women's rights, and ideas about the responsibility of the community for keeping order. It considers the problems of writing about transgressive women for audiences whose ideal woman was chaste, silent, and obedient.
Download PDF Once Upon a Time.... by Simi Moneer and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2012-05-16 with total page 94 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In these charming pages, author Simi Moneer puts in your hands one of her childhoods treasures. Theyre some of the bedtime stories that her mother used to tell her before kissing her good night. She doesnt know the roots of these wonderful tales, which accompanied her through her early years and which she never tired of hearing or reading again and again. But she feels it would be a great loss if these tales might fade away someday. The stories will lead you to charming ancient worlds of fantasy, fairies, and ogres, not only with the interesting way of telling them but with the beautiful colored pictures that fertilize imagination. They will teach your children many good morals like courage, honesty, and complaisant. The author, Simi, assures you that, once you start reading a story, you shall not be able to stop until youve finished it, and if you read it to a child, he/she will tell you that its one of the most beautiful and exciting stories he/she had ever heard.
Download PDF The Golden Bough by James George Frazer and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-08-01 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: The Golden Bough by James George Frazer
Download PDF The Secret Confessions of Anne Shakespeare by Arliss Ryan and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An inventive and vibrant historical novel about the woman who dared to be the equal of the Bard of Avon. Dramatizing a marriage born of passion and strained by ambition, Arliss Ryan's fascinating historical novel chronicles a love affair for the ages, and the story of a woman who dares to fulfill her own surprising destiny. Anne Hathaway is weighing her prospects for marriage when a dalliance with young Will Shakespeare, the poetry-writing son of a rural glove- maker, leaves her pregnant and wed. When Will joins a traveling acting troupe and moves to London, Anne leaves their children in his parents' care and boldly follows him. Taking up a new identity at Will's side, Anne supports his career as a struggling actor by sewing costumes and transcribing manuscripts in the rough-and-tumble world of London's theatres. As Will finds his true calling in writing, Anne's own literary skills begin to flower, leading to a secret collaboration that makes Will the foremost playwright in Elizabethan England.
Download PDF The Bath Road by Charles G. Harper and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-07-20 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: The Bath Road by Charles G. Harper
Download PDF The Next Thing You Know by Jessica Strawser and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2022-03-22 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A musician facing the untimely end of his career. An end-of-life doula with everything, and nothing, to lose. A Star Is Born meets Me Before You in this powerful novel by the author of A Million Reasons Why. "Grab the tissues." - People Magazine As an end-of-life doula, Nova Huston’s job—her calling, her purpose, her life—is to help terminally ill people make peace with their impending death. Unlike her business partner, who swears by her system of checklists, free-spirited Nova doesn’t shy away from difficult clients: the ones who are heartbreakingly young, or prickly, or desperate for a caregiver or companion. When Mason Shaylor shows up at her door, Nova doesn’t recognize him as the indie-favorite singer-songwriter who recently vanished from the public eye. She knows only what he’s told her: That life as he knows it is over. His deteriorating condition makes playing his guitar physically impossible—as far as Mason is concerned, he might as well be dead already. Except he doesn’t know how to say goodbye. Helping him is Nova’s biggest challenge yet. She knows she should keep clients at arm’s length. But she and Mason have more in common than anyone could guess... and meeting him might turn out to be the hardest, best thing that’s ever happened to them both. Jessica Strawser's The Next Thing You Know is an emotional, resonant story about the power of human connection, love when you least expect it, hope against the odds, and what it really takes to live life with no regrets.
Download PDF Women's Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests by Rebecca Vnuk and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a fresh perspective on women's fiction for a broad reading audience—fans as well as librarians—this book defines and maps the genre, and describes hundreds of relevant titles.
Download PDF The First Lie: A short story by Diane Chamberlain and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2013-06-04 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you're a fan of Jodi Picoult, you'll love Diane Chamberlain's The First Lie, an original eBook short story companion to Necessary Lies. It's 1958 in rural North Carolina, where thirteen-year-old Ivy Hart lives with her grandmother and sister on a tobacco farm. As tenant farmers, Ivy and her family don't have much freedom, though she and her best friend, Henry, often sneak away in search of adventure. But everything changes when Ivy's teenage sister gives birth, refusing to reveal the identity of the baby's father. Soon Ivy finds herself unravelling a dark web of family secrets and trying to make sense of her ever-evolving life in the segregated South.
Download PDF The Dance Begins by Diane Chamberlain and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2015-08-13 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Dance Begins is an enthralling short story introduction to Pretending to Dance, from the bestselling author of The Silent Sister and The Midwife's Confession, Diane Chamberlain. North Carolina: 1982 Life on Morrison Ridge for married couple, Nora and Graham, is changed forever when a young woman named Amalia and her social worker turn up at their front door with a toddler, Molly, in tow. Nora is told that Molly is Graham's child, and if they do not take her in then foster care awaits the bright young girl. Far from happy with accepting Molly into her home, Nora is even more uncomfortable with Graham's desire for Amalia to remain in Molly's life, and therefore in theirs, as Amalia takes up residence in the small community. Although upset at learning about this unknown part of her husband's past, Nora finds herself learning to love and treasure the sweet new addition to their lives and soon cares for Molly as if she was her own. As the family comes to terms with the unexpected arrival, they begin to discover the surprising role the little girl will play in all their lives.
Download PDF Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you're a fan of Jodie Picoult, you'll love Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession . . . North Carolina, 1960. Newlywed Jane Forrester, fresh out of university, is seeking what most other women have shunned: a career. But life as a social worker is far from what she expected. Out amongst the rural Tobacco fields of Grace County, Jane encounters a world of extreme poverty that is far removed from the middle-class life she has grown up with. But worse is still to come. Working with the Hart family and their fifteen-year-old daughter Ivy, it's not long before Jane uncovers a shocking secret, and is thrust into a moral dilemma that puts her career on the line, threatens to dissolve her marriage, and ultimately, determines the fate of Ivy and her family forever. Soon Jane is forced to take drastic action, and before long, there is no turning back. A companion short story, The First Lie, is available in eBook.
Download PDF The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes.' – Candis. The Stolen Marriage is a compelling novel from Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Silent Sister, Pretending to Dance and The Midwife’s Confession. In 1944, Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life, marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina. Tess’s new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night and Tess quickly comes to realize that she is now trapped in a strange and loveless marriage. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain. What does everyone know about Henry that she does not? When a polio epidemic strikes the town, taking the lives of some of its children, the townspeople band together to quickly build a polio hospital. Tess, who has a nursing degree, bucks Henry’s wishes and begins to work at the hospital. As Henry’s actions grow more baffling and alarming by the day, can she untangle her husband’s mysterious behaviour and save her own life? 'I love Diane's writing' – Cathy Kelly, author of The Year That Changed Everything.
Download PDF The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2022-01-11 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A community’s past sins rise to the surface in New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain’s The Last House on the Street when two women, a generation apart, find themselves bound by tragedy and an unsolved, decades-old mystery. 1965 Growing up in the well-to-do town of Round Hill, North Carolina, Ellie Hockley was raised to be a certain type of proper Southern lady. Enrolled in college and all but engaged to a bank manager, Ellie isn’t as committed to her expected future as her family believes. She’s chosen to spend her summer break as a volunteer helping to register black voters. But as Ellie follows her ideals fighting for the civil rights of the marginalized, her scandalized parents scorn her efforts, and her neighbors reveal their prejudices. And when she loses her heart to a fellow volunteer, Ellie discovers the frightening true nature of the people living in Round Hill. 2010 Architect Kayla Carter and her husband designed a beautiful house for themselves in Round Hill’s new development, Shadow Ridge Estates. It was supposed to be a home where they could raise their three-year-old daughter and grow old together. Instead, it’s the place where Kayla’s husband died in an accident—a fact known to a mysterious woman who warns Kayla against moving in. The woods and lake behind the property are reputed to be haunted, and the new home has been targeted by vandals leaving threatening notes. And Kayla’s neighbor Ellie Hockley is harboring long buried secrets about the dark history of the land where her house was built. Two women. Two stories. Both on a collision course with the truth--no matter what that truth may bring to light--in Diane Chamberlain's riveting, powerful novel about the search for justice.
Download PDF Her Mother's Shadow by Diane Chamberlain and published by MIRA. This book was released on 2019-04-15 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get swept up in the continuing emotional saga of Kiss River in this final compelling instalment of the Keeper of the Light trilogy, from New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain. Annie A loving mother and wife, Annie O’Neill was the heart of the small community of Kiss River. But her generous nature hid a darker side that remained secret for years after her tragic death. Lacey When Lacey O’Neill finally learns the shattering truth about the mother she’s spent a decade emulating, the foundation of her life begins to crumble. Then her close childhood friend dies, leaving her teenage daughter, Mackenzie, in Lacey’s care, and Lacey unwillingly finds herself in the role of mother. Mackenzie Uprooted by her mother’s death, Mackenzie resents her new home of Kiss River. She wants nothing to do with the father who never knew she existed—and especially not her mother’s oldest friend. But the person who could understand her best might be the one she resents most: Lacey. Originally published in 2004
Download PDF The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain and published by MIRA. This book was released on 2019-09-16 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revisit this emotion novel of impossible choices and unbreakable bonds by bestselling author Diane Chamberlain. Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he’s never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, she is fed. Cared for. Safe. But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he’s worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble…. Then a miracle. A job in Raleigh has the power to turn their fortunes around. It has to. But when Travis arrives in Raleigh, there is no job, only an offer to participate in a onetime criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions. With nowhere else to turn, Travis must make another choice for his daughter’s sake. Even if it means he might lose her. First published in 2012.
Download PDF The Broken String: A short story by Diane Chamberlain and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A short story from Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession and Necessary Lies. Some secrets need to be told . . . As a child, Riley always suspected there was a secret her parents and brother protected her from, a secret that ruined the bond between her and her brother and threatened to tear her family apart. Now seventeen years old, Riley is flying out to visit her brother Danny who has been wounded whilst fighting in Iraq. And she's is determined to find out what this secret is. But will uncovering the truth bring her and her brother together again and give her the answers she craves, or will it simply lead to more questions . . . Diane Chamberlain's The Broken String features the main character from the full length novel, The Silent Sister. This riveting short story is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult.