The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Xlibris Corporation


Total Pages:366



Books Description:

Finding Emma is a fantastic story of adventure and love intertwined with the true historical events of the 1860s American West and the clash of white and Native American cultures. The fictional couple, Bob and Emma, like thousands of emigrants, is thrust into this sometimes violent period, where their strength of character, their hope, and their love for each other get tested by the transforming events brought on by the civil war and the clash of white and Native cultures on the Great Plains. While many of the historical events of this period have been recorded, the lives and stories of many thousands of Native Americans, mountain men, traders, freighters, emigrants, farmers, and soldiers have been lost to history. This book invites you to follow the trials and tribulations of our fictional couple as they travel on the Santa Fe Trail to the emerging trading markets of the Southwest, only to be derailed by renegade Comanche and Sioux who attack their wagon train and change their lives forever. The story is set against the actual historical events and places of the period and will keep you spellbound until the dramatic and violent conclusion of Bob and Emma’s odyssey.

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Finding Emma

Author:Donna Marie Trapp

Publisher:America Star Books


Total Pages:156



Books Description:

Finding Emma: Who Am I? is a story of one woman and every woman. Emma Sutherland embarks on a journey of discovery after she wakes up one morning and finds she feels alone after her life has fallen apart from divorce. Grieving that she has lost her identity, she starts to question herself—“Who am I?” Who we are is all too often described in terms of who or what surrounds us, missing the opportunity to give a description of ourselves, the individual. Our identity is not who’s in the room with us, but who’s in the room when we are alone. Emma slowly learns that she has worth, value and something to give back. She finds the strength to heal inside, to redefine herself and become a strong mother, daughter and woman. Emma rebuilds her life as she rebuilds herself. Finding Emma celebrates Emma’s journey out of the heart of darkness of divorce, as layer by layer, she discovers the path to peace and self-confidence through an understanding of the world beyond herself and the world within herself. No matter the source of darkness in our hearts, her example will illuminate the way…. Linda Davis

Emma in the Night

Author:Wendy Walker

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

"Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators." –Booklist, Starred Review One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime. Bestselling author Wendy Walker returns with another winning thriller, Emma in the Night.

Elizabeth Is Missing

Author:Emma Healey

Publisher:Knopf Canada


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

WINNER 2014 – Costa Book Awards—First Novel An internationally heralded debut novel of extraordinary warmth, insight and humanity that will appeal to readers who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Still Alice: Elizabeth Is Missing is at once a page-turning mystery that takes us from post-war Britain to the present day and a piercingly honest portrait of love and memory, families and aging through the lens of an unforgettable protagonist who will seize your heart--an elderly woman descending into forgetfulness, as she embarks alone on a quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared. Maud, an aging grandmother, is slowly losing her memory--and her grip on everyday life. Notes fill her pockets and dot the walls of her home, increasingly crucial reminders of the immediate world. Most crucial is the fact that she can't find her only friend--Elizabeth has disappeared: she isn't answering the phone and doesn't seem to be at her house. Maud, convinced Elizabeth is in terrible danger, refuses to forget her even if her frustrated daughter, Helen, her carer, Carla, and the police won't listen and won't help. Armed with an overwhelming feeling that Elizabeth desperately needs her help, Maud sets out to find her. And, unexpectedly, her search triggers an old and powerful memory of another unsolved disappearance--that of her sister, Sukey, who vanished more than 50 years ago, shortly after the Second World War. As long-ago memories emerge, Maud begins to uncover forgotten clues to her sister's disappearance and to piece together the mystery that has haunted her family for decades, discovering new momentum in her search for her friend. Could the mystery of Sukey's disappearance hold the key to finding Elizabeth?

Finding What's Real

Author:Emma Harrison

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:304



Books Description:

Cecelia Montgomery returns after running away to deal with the downside of her newfound fame—and her mother’s Presidential campaign—in the sequel to Escaping Perfect. Two weeks after going on the run—and running away from a life that was carefully constructed for the past ten years—Cecelia Montgomery finds herself back in the middle of a media firestorm. Before she can blink, Cecilia is forced once again into a public persona she had no part in creating. But her friends from Sweet Briar still have her back. After creating another clever diversion, Fiona, Britta, and Jasper help smuggle her back to Sweet Briar. Just when Cecilia thinks she actually is in the clear, her mother—the formidable Senator Montgomery—drops into town and officially announces she plans to run as the next Presidential candidate, making Sweet Briar campaign headquarters. As Cecelia grows more disappointed in the people who supposedly care about her, she gets pulled deeper and deeper into a group and party scene that is vastly different than her own. Can Cecelia ever find her perfect ending, or will her escape prove to be more of a trap than she ever thought possible?

Emma: There's No Turning Back

Author:Linda Mitchelmore

Publisher:Choc Lit


Total Pages:262



Books Description:

This British historical romance offers “a vivid tale of ambition and intrigue” from the author of Emma and Her Daughter (Kate Furnivall). Devon, England, 1911. Orphaned and scandalized in her hometown, young Emma Le Goff hasn’t had an easy life. Now she and her childhood sweetheart Seth Jago are set to marry, and for the first time in years, Emma is truly happy. But when Seth’s criminal brother breaks out of jail, his sinister presence brings back a troubling past. Meanwhile, Matthew Caunter, the charismatic man who came to Emma’s rescue in her hour of need, has also returned to Devon. Escaping to Canada may be the young couple’s only hope. But for Emma, the thought of leaving Matthew is almost impossible to bear . . . Award-winning author Linda Mitchelmore continues the tale of her “captivating young heroine” introduced in To Turn Full Circle (Margaret Kaine).

Finding George Orwell in Burma

Author:Emma Larkin

Publisher:Granta Books


Total Pages:240



Books Description:

In this intrepid and brilliant memoir, Emma Larkin tells of the year she spent travelling through Burma, using as a compass the life and work of George Orwell, whom many of Burma's underground teahouse intellectuals call simply "the prophet". In stirring, insightful prose, she provides a powerful reckoning with one of the world's least free countries. Finding George Orwell in Burma is a brave and revelatory reconnaissance of modern Burma, one of the world's grimmest and most shuttered dictatorships, where the term "Orwellian" aptly describes the life endured by the country's people. This book has come to be regarded as a classic of reportage and travel and a crucial book for anyone interested in Burma and George Orwell.

One Day

Author:David Nicholls



Total Pages:320



Books Description:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY and JIM STURGESS It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. "One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter." —People #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Because of the Rabbit

Author:Cynthia Lord

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.


Total Pages:192



Books Description:

Newbery Honor-winning author Cynthia Lord has written a sensitive and accessible book about the challenges of fitting in when you know you're a little different.

The Emerald Atlas

Author:John Stephens

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers


Total Pages:432



Books Description:

"A strong . . . new trilogy, invoking just a little Harry Potter and Series of Unfortunate Events along the way."—Realms of Fantasy Siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about. Until now. Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world . . . a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is true—what they do can change history, and it's up to them to set things right. "A new Narnia for the tween set."—The New York Times "[A] fast-paced, fully imagined fantasy."—Publishers Weekly "Echoes of other popular fantasy series, from "Harry Potter" to the "Narnia" books, are easily found, but debut author Stephens has created a new and appealing read . . ."—School Library Journal, Starred Review

Charles and Emma

Author:Deborah Heiligman

Publisher:Henry Holt and Company (BYR)


Total Pages:272



Books Description:

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates. Deborah Heiligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion for young readers. Charles and Emma is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

When Charley Met Emma

Author:Amy Webb

Publisher:Beaming Books


Total Pages:32



Books Description:

Winner of a 2019 Foreword INDIES Award Bronze Medal When Charley goes to the playground and sees Emma, a girl with limb differences who gets around in a wheelchair, he doesn't know how to react at first. But after he and Emma start talking, he learns that different isn't bad, sad, or strange--different is just different, and different is great! This delightful book will help kids think about disability, kindness, and how to behave when they meet someone who is different from them.

The Daily Decree

Author:Brenda Kunneman

Publisher:Destiny Image Publishers


Total Pages:224



Books Description:

Proclaim the words of the Lord! There are words from Heaven that the King of kings wants you to decree! Like Jesus, believers must listen for the Father’s voice and declare what He has spoken. When you boldly decree God’s word, your words are saturated in the supernatural life and creative power of the Kingdom! Respected prophetic voice Brenda Kunneman has compiled a series of powerful decrees that were birthed in the heart of God, shared with her, and now imparted to you. These legal decrees will empower you with tools to overcome impossibilities, position you for new levels of blessing, and prepare you for supernatural encounters. In the Daily Decree, you will receive: Confessions that release blessing: Decrees backed by Scripture that you can confess boldly! Declarations that unlock breakthrough: Prophetic words that will help you overcome specific adversities of life. Proclamations that unleash destiny: Points of agreement between you and God, that allow you to prophetically announce what He is saying about your life and future. Declare the words of the King, and claim His promises today!

Night's Landing

Author:Carla Neggers



Total Pages:400



Books Description:

New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers combines action, intrigue and romance like no one else in this classic tale. Sarah Dunnemore has just returned to her family home in Tennessee when she gets news that her twin brother, Rob, has been seriously wounded in a sniper shooting in Central Park. She rushes to New York to be with him, only to come up against his no-nonsense partner. Deputy U.S. Marshal Nate Winter is the best, and he believes the official investigation is going in the wrong direction—especially when he learns that Sarah is extremely close to her family’s famous neighbor: the president of the United States. Nate follows Sarah back to Night’s Landing because he’s determined to uncover the truth, and he will let nothing—not his and Sarah’s growing attraction for each other, not the mounting danger they face—stand in his way. Originally published in 2004


Author:Jane Austen

Publisher:Open Road Media


Total Pages:318



Books Description:

An enchanting comedy of errors, Emma remains a classic two centuries after it was first published. Emma Woodhouse is a privileged young woman whose greatest pleasure in life lies in matchmaking for anyone but herself. Written, by Austen’s own admission, as “a heroine whom no one but myself will much like,” Emma’s charm and wit exist in constant tension with her capacity for selfishness and vanity. Despite her intelligence, Emma stumbles from one catastrophe to the next—from a misguided attempt at securing a husband for her friend Harriet Smith to her disastrous meddling in the affairs of new arrivals Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax—before ultimately falling into her own unexpected happy ending. Both a discerning look at the strictures of Regency England and an enchanting comedy of errors, Emma remains a classic two centuries since it was first published. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Emma (World Classics, Unabridged)

Author:Jane Austen

Publisher:Vij Books India Pvt Ltd


Total Pages:360



Books Description:

Emma Woodhouse, an intelligent young woman, believes she can manage other people's lives better than she does her own. In an attempt at matchmaking, she interferes in the affairs of her young protégée, Harriet Smith, a pretty and foolish orphan. However, Emma's meddling and lack of foresight creates complications in her own life.

A Lesson Before Dying

Author:Ernest J. Gaines



Total Pages:272



Books Description:

“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”—Chicago Tribune Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is a deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

Ask Emma (Ask Emma Book 1)

Author:Sheryl Berk,Carrie Berk

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:176



Books Description:

Emma Woods knows just how to fix all her peers' problems-or so she thinks-in this first book in the brand-new middle grade series Ask Emma, from the bestselling creators behind the Cupcake Club series! When 13-year-old Emma Woods gets that tingling feeling in her fingertips, she knows she's on to a great idea-and starting an advice blog for her classmates at Austen Middle may be one of her most brilliant ones yet! Who better to give advice on friendship, style, school, and even crushes than someone who's going through it too? But when Ask Emma goes live, she quickly realizes not everyone sees it that way. Suddenly, Emma is bombarded with peers asking her to help them postpone quizzes, get out of detention, and cut gym class short. This wasn't exactly what she had in mind. . . .What's worse, someone is posting hurtful comments, telling her to mind her own business. Despite her good intentions, Emma's blog seems to only be getting her-and her friends--deeper and deeper into trouble. Will Ask Emma come to an end before it's really begun? Or can Emma find her voice, write what's in her heart, and truly stand up for what she believes in? This book will include an appendix on cyberbullying resources.