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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
by Sabina Khan

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<b>With a welcome mix of humor, heart, and high-stakes drama, Sabina Khan provides a timely and honest portrait of what it's like to grow up feeling unwelcome in your own culture.</b><br /><br /><b>Fight for love. Fight for </b><b>family</b><b>. Fight for yourself.</b><br /><br />Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali has always been fascinated by the universe around her and the laws of physics that keep everything in order. But her life at home isn't so absolute.<br /><br />Unable to come out to her conservative Muslim parents, she keeps that part of her identity hidden. And that means keeping her girlfriend, Ariana, a secret from them too. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life at home and a fresh start at Caltech in the fall. But when Rukhsana's mom catches her and Ariana together, her future begins to collapse around her.<br /><br />Devastated and confused, Rukhsana's parents whisk her off to stay with their extended family in Bangladesh where, along with the loving arms of her grandmother and cousins, she is met with a world of arranged marriages, religious tradition, and intolerance. Fortunately, Rukhsana finds allies along the way and, through reading her grandmother's old diary, finds the courage to take control of her future and fight for her love.<br /><br />A gritty novel that doesn't shy away from the darkest corners of ourselves, ????<i>The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali </i>provides a timely and achingly honest portrait of what it's like to grow up feeling unwelcome in your own culture and proves that love, above all else, has the power to change the world.<br /><br /><b>Featured on: Bustle, Seventeen.com, Hypable, Oprah Magazine, NBC News, the BBC, Parade, BookRiot, and Paste Magazine </b><br /><br /><b>"An intersectional, diverse coming of age story that will break your heart in the best way." -- Bustle.com</b><br /><br /><b>?"A much-needed addition to any YA shelf." -- Sandhya Menon, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>When Dimple Met Rishi</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Heart-wrenching yet hopeful" -- Samira Ahmed, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Love, Hate and Other Filters</i></b><br /><br /><b>"A story that will stay with you for years to come." -- Sara Farizan, Lambda Award-winning author of <i>If You Could Be Mine</i></b>
THE WAY: A Girl Who Dared to Rise
by Kristen Wolf

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

June 29, 2018

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<b>HAILED BY <em>O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE</em>, AS 鈥淎 TITLE TO PICK UP NOW!鈥?lt;/b><br /><br /><b>In Kristen Wolf鈥檚 audacious and timely fiction debut, an unusual girl in the heart of ancient Palestine escapes her life of oppression鈥攗ndertakes an epic and dangerous journey鈥攁nd struggles to accept her remarkable calling as a great spiritual leader. </b><br /><br /><b>Deeply emotional, provocative and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful, THE WAY transports readers to an exotic world brimming with mystery, betrayal, passion, unforgettable characters and jaw-dropping plot twists.</b><br /> <br />鈥淲ow, is all I can say. This novel blew me away!鈥?lt;br /><b>鈥擝ook Pleasures</b><br /><br />鈥淚 don鈥檛 think I could rave anymore about this book 鈥?truly one of a kind.鈥?lt;br /><b>鈥擟hick Lit Plus</b><br /><br />"This imaginative novel may make you a believer."<br /><em><b>鈥擮, The Oprah Magazine </b></em><br /><br />鈥淭HE WAY is a daring and passionate debut from an author to watch in the future.鈥?lt;br /><b>鈥擧istorical Novel Society</b><br /><br />鈥淩espelendent writing.鈥?lt;br /><b>鈥擬inding Spot</b><br /><br />鈥溾€age turning and utterly creative.鈥?lt;br /><b>鈥擬aria鈥檚 Space</b><br /><br />Anna is a striking and spirited young girl living in ancient Palestine where being a daughter is a disappointment. While her father excitedly anticipates the birth of his first son, the invisible Anna endures a life of drudgery. One bright spot in her world is the crippled old woman living by the village well who declares that the headstrong girl possesses a powerful destiny. But before the elder can reveal her prophecy an unexpected tragedy strikes Anna's family and her father鈥攄ressing Anna as a boy鈥攕ells his daughter to a band of wandering shepherds.<br /><br />Abandoned and armed with only bravery and wits, Anna must learn to survive the harsh desert and unruly men. Yet just when she masters her bold life of disguise, she stumbles upon a den of mysterious caves and is captured by the secret band of women living inside. Unable to escape, Anna soon discovers that the sisterhood鈥檚 mystical teachings and miraculous healing abilities have forced her to question everything she鈥檚 been told to believe and鈥攖o her amazement鈥攗nleashed an astonishing power within her. <br /><br />But when violent enemies opposed to the women's ways threaten to destroy them, Anna vows to save her mentors and preserve their powerful wisdom. Forced again to leave home and loved ones behind, a transformed Anna returns to the world of men鈥攁s only she can鈥攄etermined to unfold a daring and dangerous quest. Her final effort drives toward a gripping climax that pits the new leader against overwhelming forces and puts everything she鈥檚 become to the test.<br /><br /><em>Will she succeed and save all she loves鈥?or be condemned?</em><br /><br /><b>Gorgeously written, cinematic in scope and utterly captivating, Anna鈥檚 bold journey of courage鈥攁nd its startling revelations鈥攚ill thrill and inspire readers everywhere.<br /><br /><b>PRAISE FOR THE WAY:</b><br /><br />"Highly descriptive settings, imaginative plot, and flowing script abound.鈥?lt;br /><b>鈥擫iterary R & R</b><br /><br />鈥淭HE WAY challenges you to think beyond what you have learned鈥?to expand your vision."<br /><b>鈥擫ibrary Girl Reads</b><br /><br />鈥溾€?sure to be a book-club darling.鈥?lt;br /><b>鈥擝ooklist</b><br /><br />鈥淭HE WAY is a magical, evocative first novel that I plan to buy a carton of to give to my family and friends. This message of compas顱sion, healing, and respect for women could indeed transform our world.鈥?lt;br /><b> 鈥擩oan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of A Woman鈥檚 Journey to God</b><br /><br />鈥淭HE WAY took me on a journey...I was surprised in more ways than I ever could have imagined.鈥?lt;br /><b>鈥擩avier Sierra, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Supper</b><br /><br />"A bold and powerful story...needs to make its way to the reading lists of women everywhere." <br /><b>鈥擱ainbow Reader</b><br /><br />"THE WAY will invoke some deep thinking and soul searching... pick it up.鈥?lt;br /><em><b>鈥擱hodes Review</em></b><br />
Defined: Who God Says You Are
by , Alex Kendrick

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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Inspired by the Kendrick brothers鈥?new movie <i>OVERCOMER,</i> and written by the #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author team behind <i>The Love Dare</i> and <i>The Battle Plan for Prayer, </i>comes an exciting new resource about discovering your God-given identity and embracing the wonder of who you were created to be.聽<br /><br /> At this very moment, what you believe about your own purpose and value affects almost every area of your life鈥攊ncluding how you think and feel, the way you react to circumstances, and how you approach God and your relationships. But what is guiding your core beliefs? Are they healthy and founded upon solid truth? Or are they constantly shifting with the opinions of others or your own emotions?<br /><br /> Based upon powerful insights from the scriptural book of Ephesians, and seasoned with personal stories and practical wisdom, <i>Defined</i> challenges you to let the One who knows you best be the One who guides your heart the most. It鈥檚 time for all of us to live in the amazing light of His acceptance, abundance, and strength.<br /> 聽
Sweethearts of Montana: Mail Order Bride Western Romance 7 Book B...
by Rosalee Adams

Language

English

Pages

482

Publication Date

September 15, 2019

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<h2>Seven Historically Inspired, Sweet, Clean and Wholesome Stories Plus a Bonus Book from a Special Guest Author!</h2><br /><b>STEP BACK IN TIME</b> to the western frontier of the 1800s with wonderful tales of courage, faith, love, and romance.<br /><br />Why not treat yourself to this seven-book Western Historical Romance collection with all of the Sweetheart series of books from bestselling author Rosalee Adams, full of characters you are sure to fall in love with...today!<br /><br /><b>Plus, don鈥檛 forget a <i>Brand-new Story</i></b><br /><br /><b>And a <i>Bonus Book</i> from our Guest Author 鈥?That鈥檚 <i>8 complete stories</i> in one fabulous set.</b><br /><br /><b>Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited</b><br /><br /><br /><h3>Titles:</h3><br /><br /><h3>Book 1: Sweetheart of the Wagon Train<br /><br />Book 2: Sweetheart of the Mountain<br /><br />Book 3: Sweetheart of the West<br /><br />Book 4: Sweetheart of the Ranch<br /><br />Book 5: Merry Christmas Sweetheart<br /><br />Book 6: The Doctor鈥檚 Sweetheart<br /><br />Book 7: The Bounty Hunter鈥檚 Reward 鈥?NEW!<br /><br />Book 8: By Special Guest Author</h3><br /><br /><h2>Read these eight, complete, heart-warming stories of love, hope and faith lovingly packaged together just for you by bestselling author Rosalee Adams - Today!</h2><br /><br /><b>Please Note: All the books are clean and suitable for readers of any age</b><br />
Atonement (Guardians of the Void Book 2)
by S. J. West

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

February 20, 2020

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Lilith<br /><br />I鈥檓 being held by a madman against my will, and I have no idea how Jered and the others are ever going to find me. This man claims we knew each other in my first life, but without my memories to arm me with the truth, all I can do is play along with his games until I can find a way to escape and continue my journey to the Black Castle. Every fiber of my being tells me that once I reach its safety, everything will be all right. I鈥檝e found one of the last remaining pieces of the puzzle that will ensure our return to the land of the living. All I need to do now is figure out how to escape a man who seems determined to keep me for his own. <br /><br />Jered<br /><br />I thought my luck had finally changed. I not only found my soul mate, but against all odds, I also found my son in this hellscape. Without his memories, Silas doesn鈥檛 recognize or trust me. In time, I hope he will let me be the father he should have had in his first life, but if there is one thing I鈥檝e learned in all my years of living, it鈥檚 the fact that nothing always works out the way you want them to. In the process of being reunited with my son, I lost the woman I was meant to find here. No matter how long it takes or how many demons I have to fight, I will never leave the Void unless Lilith is by my side. <br />
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness: Adventure. Peril. Lost J...
by Andrew Peterson

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

August 19, 2008

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<b>Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog, Nugget.</b><br /><br />Janner Igiby, his brother, Tink, and their disabled sister, Leeli, are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that they love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang, who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice. The Igibys hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.<br /><br />Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage,聽<i>On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness</i>聽is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning.
Cascade (The River of Time Series Book #2)
by Lisa T. Bergren

Language

English

Pages

412

Publication Date

June 01, 2011

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<i>Mom touched my underdress--a gown made six hundred years before--and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia's gown. "Where did you get these clothes?"<br /><br /></i> In Cascade, the second book in the River of Time Series, Gabi knows she's left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence--while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead.<br /><br />But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she's willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.
Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo (Studies i...
by Patty Campbell

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 24, 2015

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In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers. Faith and belief in God seldom appear in traditional form in novels for teens. The lack of such ideas in mainstream adolescent literature can be interpreted by teens to mean that these matters are not important. Yet a significant part of growing up is struggling with issues of spirituality. The underlying problem, of course, is that there are so few writers who are willing to talk to teenagers about God, even indirectly, or who themselves have the religious literacy for the task.<br /><br />Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo tackles a subject rarely portrayed in fiction aimed at teens. In this volume, Patty Campbell examines not only realistic fiction, but young adult literature that deals with mysticism, apocalyptical end times, and even YA novels that depict the Divine Encounter. Campbell maintains that fantasy works are inherently spiritual, because the plots nearly always progress toward a showdown between good and evil. As such, the author surmises that the popularity of fantasy among teens may represent their interest in the mystical dimensions of faith and the otherworldly. In this study, Campbell examines works of fiction that express perspectives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Distinguished YA novelist Chris Crowe provides a chapter on Mormon values and Mormon YA authors and how their novels integrate those values into their books. <br /><br />By looking at how spirituality is represented in novels aimed at teens, this book asks what progress, if any, has been made in slaying the taboo. Although most of the books discussed in this study are recent, an appendix lists YA books from 1967 to the present that have dealt with issues of faith. A timely look at an important subject, Spirituality in Young Adult Literature will be of interest to young adult librarians, junior and senior high school teachers, and students and instructors of college courses in adolescent literature, as well as to parents of teens.
The Holly and the Poison Ivy: A Double Helping Christmas Cozy Mys...
by Donna Doyle

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English

Pages

204

Publication Date

November 17, 2019

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<h3>A Christmastime Cozy with a Special holiday gift included - a complete extra story as a Yuletide bonus!</h3> <br /><b>Get 'The Holly & the Poison Ivy' <i>and</i> 'Lost Mittens and Missing Kittens' in a double helping of cozy fun!</b><br /><br />Heather and Heathcliff will take you on a sleuthing sleigh and a criminal spring clean all the way through Roxboro and beyond. This double-helping of Heather & Heathcliff includes...<br /><br /><h2>The Holly & The Poison Ivy</h2><br /><br />It鈥檚 Christmas time in Roxboro Beach, Virginia, and the small town is in its usual uproar. Heather Rorke couldn鈥檛 be happier. Plenty of houses in need of a 鈥榮pring鈥?cleaning before friends and relatives arrive, and she鈥檚 in her element as the town鈥檚 only organic cleaning company. <br /><br />When former friend Heathcliff Quinton shows up in town, her mundane life is turned upside down when he鈥檚 suddenly accused of murdering town charmer, Walter King. Heather doesn鈥檛 believe it. Her former school friend couldn鈥檛 possibly be guilty, and she鈥檚 determined to prove his innocence. Little does she know he鈥檚 more adept at doing that than she is.<br /><br />Together these two friends enter into an agreement to solve the crime and keep Heathcliff out of jail before Christmas bells ring and the town鈥檚 time of giving gets into full swing. <br /><br />They鈥檙e on the trail of a Christmas mystery no one expects, and when unseemly truths about the mild-mannered victim come to light and startling revelations of the residents of the sleepy town, it鈥檚 clear to see that not everything鈥檚 the way it seems in the town where everyone knows your name. <br /><br /><b>Plus your special Christmas surprise - another story completely free...</b><br /><br /><h2>Lost Mittens and Missing Kittens</h2><br /><br />Roxboro Beach is ready to welcome spring, when Heather makes an unpleasant discovery in the house of one of her favorite clients. Heath is quick to rush to his friend鈥檚 side, but like everyone else in town the deaths have him baffled. Especially the one oddity 鈥?missing mittens!<br /><br />Dixie Ross and her sweet little kittens are dead, and there will be crying over the spilled milk that covered the floors in her kitchen. Who could鈥檝e killed the old woman and her friendly felines and why? The Sheriff has his own ideas but Heath and Heather think he鈥檚 going in the wrong direction and Heather isn鈥檛 about to let her friend鈥檚 killer get away. <br /><br />The two embark on an investigation that takes them into the inner workings of the grocery store delivery system, and unravels the mystery of Dixie鈥檚 prized mittens and their sordid history. <br /><br />Is Heather prepared to learn the truth about her friend as much as she wants to catch her killer? Do sins of the past sometimes visit the present? Heath and Heather have a hope and a prayer to solve the case and put all the questions to rest.<br /><br /><h2>If you love a good Christmas Cozy with lashings of character and guess-til-the-end mysteries this double dose book of cozy warmth is for you. Grab your hot drink, put your feet up, and jump into the mystery!</h2>
Torrent (The River of Time Series Book #3)
by Lisa T. Bergren

Language

English

Pages

398

Publication Date

September 01, 2011

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When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in <i>Torrent</i>, the third and final book in the River of Time series.<br /><br />Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times.<br /><br />But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever--even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life . . . and death.

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