Winter's Child

Author: Cassandra Parkin

Publisher: Legend Press

ISBN: 1785079026

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6234

Praise for Cassandra:'...a wonderful writer with a painterly eye for detail... There are some brilliant twists.' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail'Fresh. Original. Spell-binding.' Jane Corry'...pulled me in from the first page and wouldn't let me go.' Heidi Perks'Unexpectedly dark and dream-like. I loved the twists.' Natalie K. Martin'A beautiful, rich, haunting and addictive masterpiece... I'll never forget it.' Louise BeechFive years ago, Susannah Harper's son Joel went missing without trace. Bereft of her son and then of her husband, Susannah tries to accept that she may never know for certain what has happened to her lost loved ones. She has rebuilt her life around a simple selfless mission: to help others who, like her, must learn to live without hope.But then, on the last night of Hull Fair, a fortune-teller makes an eerie prediction. She tells her that this Christmas Eve, Joel will finally come back to her.As her carefully-constructed life begins to unravel, Susannah is drawn into a world of psychics and charlatans, half-truths and hauntings, friendships and betrayals, forcing her to confront the buried truths of her family's past, where nothing and no one are quite as they seem.A ghostly winter read with a modern gothic flavour. A tale of twisted love, family secrets and hauntings.
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A Winter's Child

Author: Brenda Jagger

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 174354376X

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 4491

The war was over, and Jeremy Swanfield’s family were eager to include his young widow in their prosperous, comfortable life. But between the demure bride, who had waved her husband of three days to the front, and the woman with three years of nursing behind her, lay an impassable gulf of experience. Clare Swanfield was fiercely determined to maintain her independence in the post-war world. Taking a job in the smart new hotel run by Kit Hardie – once the Swanfield’s boot-boy, now part of the new elite – was the first of many acts that would bring her into conflict with her husband’s family – especially the coolly conventional Benedict.
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The Winter Children

Author: Lulu Taylor

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447291026

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7652

The Winter Children is a haunting mystery from Lulu Taylor, author of The Snow Angel. Behind a selfless act of kindness lies dark intentions . . . Olivia and Dan Felbeck are blissfully happy when their longed-for twins arrive after years of IVF. At the same time, they make the move to Renniston Hall, a huge, Elizabethan house that belongs to absent friends. Living rent-free in a small part of the unmodernised house, once a boarding school, they can begin to enjoy the family life they've always wanted. But there is a secret at the heart of their family, one that Olivia does not yet know. And the house, too, holds its darkness deep within it . . .
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Winter's Child

Author: Margaret Coel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425280322

Category: FICTION

Page: 304

View: 8214

"In the midst of a blizzard, Myra and Eldon Little Shield found an abandoned baby on their doorstep and brought her inside. But now that she's old enough to start school, her foster parents fear social services will take her--a white child--away from them. Determined to adopt Mary Anne, the Little Shields hire lawyer Clint Hopkins, who wants Vicky Holden as cocounsel on the case.
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Winter's Child

Author: Angela McAllister

Publisher: Templar

ISBN: 9780763679644

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7597

From a Kate Greenaway Medal–winning illustrator comes a modern fable of winter’s magic. When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom doesn’t care that spring hasn’t come—until he realizes the terrible effect the unending winter is having on his sick grandmother. When he realizes his friend is Winter’s child, he knows they must say good-bye if the seasons are ever to change.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Winter's Child

Author: Dea Trier Morch

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803281332

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 1594

Tells the stories of women at a Copenhagen maternity ward for difficult cases and describes how they face the challenges of childbirth
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Winter's Child

Author: Cameron Dokey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416985328

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7274

A Retelling of "The Snow Queen" Free-spirited Grace and serious Kai are the best of friends. They grew up together listening to magical tales spun by Kai's grandmother and sharing in each other's secrets. But when they turn sixteen and Kai declares his love for Grace, everything changes. Grace yearns for freedom and slowly begins to push Kai -- and their friendship -- away. Dejected Kai dreams of a dazzling Snow Queen, who entices him to leave home and wander to faraway lands. When Grace discovers Kai is gone, she learns how much she has lost and sets out on a mystical journey to find Kai...and discover herself.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Winter Child

Author: Terri Windling,Wendy Froud,John L. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780743202343

Category: Fiction

Page: 59

View: 5137

The latest installment of the author's faerie tale series follows the adventures of Sneezle, a furry citizen of the Old Oak Wood, as he is transformed into a valiant hero.
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Winter Sky

Author: Patricia Reilly Giff

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0440421799

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8523

Almost twelve-year-old Siria, who chases firetrucks in the middle of the night to ensure her fire fighter dad's safety, learns about bravery one winter as she tries to mend a broken friendship.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Winter Is Coming

with audio recording

Author: Tony Johnston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442472537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Witness the changing of a season through a watchful child’s eyes in this story of nature and discovery from award-winning author Tony Johnston and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Jim La Marche. Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. As the temperature drops, sunset comes earlier and a new season begins. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Kissed

Belle; Sunlight and Shadow; Winter's Child

Author: Cameron Dokey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442472219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 624

View: 908

Absence makes the heart grow fonder—and love grow stronger—in three romantic fairy tale retellings from the author of Once. Belle lacks her sisters’ awe-inspiring beauty, so she withdraws from society to focus on her art in Belle. But when her father is held captive by a terrifying Beast, Belle is the only one with the courage and creativity to save him...though she must first believe in herself. In Sunlight and Shadow, Princess Mina is kidnapped. Desperate to be reunited with her daughter, the Queen of the Night promises Mina’s hand in marriage to the prince who can rescue her. Yet as Mina and her prince encounter trials of love and fate, Mina must summon the strength to find her own happiness. In Winter’s Child, Grace’s best friend is lured from home by a dazzling Snow Queen. Grace sets out on a dangerous, mystical journey to find him, and along the way, she discovers the meaning of true love.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Animals in Winter

Author: Henrietta Bancroft,Richard G. Van Gelder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442006461

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3749

Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow? Probably not. Butterflies can't survive cold weather, so when winter comes, many butterflies fly to warmer places. They migrate. Woodchucks don't like cold weather either but they don't migrate; they hibernate. Woodchucks sleep in their dens all winter long. Read and find out how other animals cope with winter's worst weather.
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Winter's Gift

Author: Jane Monroe Donovan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585362318

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5921

On Christmas Eve, an old farmer whose wife has died acquires new hope after helping a pregnant mare in a snowstorm.
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The Winters

A Novel

Author: Lisa Gabriele

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052555971X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7424

“From the brilliant first line to the shattering conclusion, The Winters will draw you in and leave you breathless. . . . A must read.” —Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs. Parrish A spellbindingly suspenseful new novel set in the moneyed world of the Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that can’t be escaped After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter—a wealthy politician and recent widower—and a life of luxury she’s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Max’s beautiful first wife Rebekah, who haunts the young woman’s imagination and feeds her uncertainties, while his very alive teenage daughter Dani makes her life a living hell. She soon realizes there is no clear place for her in this twisted little family: Max and Dani circle each other like cats, a dynamic that both repels and fascinates her, and he harbors political ambitions with which he will allow no woman—alive or dead—to interfere. As the soon-to-be second Mrs. Winter grows more in love with Max, and more afraid of Dani, she is drawn deeper into the family’s dark secrets—the kind of secrets that could kill her, too. The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family’s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything.
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A Winter's Promise

The Mirror Visitor, Book One

Author: Christelle Dabos

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925626792

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7739

The absorbing first instalment in the bestselling French fantasy series The Mirror Visitor Quartet—winner of the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Winter's Child

Author: Margaret Maron

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 044619865X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8749

It's one month after their wedding, and the future looks bright for Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff Deputy Dwight Bryant--until a disturbing call from Dwight's 8-year-old son Cal calls him back to Virginia.When he arrives, he is shocked to find that his ex-wife has left the boy alone for almost 24 hours. Worse, as Dwight tries to confront her, she takes the child and leaves town without a word. As Dwight embarks on an all-points search, Deborah hurries to his side. But will they be able to work together to decipher the ex-wife's motives--and, more importantly, will they find young Cal before he comes to harm?
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Winter's Children

Author: Jim Mangan

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 157687575X

Category: Photography

Page: 60

View: 4102

Presents a collection of photographs depicting snowboarders using a variety of vintage snowboards from the early 1980s and wearing nothing but Native American blankets.
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The Gap of Time

A Novel

Author: Jeanette Winterson

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 0804141363

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6432

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s “late plays.” It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too, are reunited. In The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of The Winter’s Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time. Written with energy and wit, this is a story of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Winter Girl

A Novel

Author: Matt Marinovich

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385539983

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8371

“A marital thriller more scary than Gone Girl." —The Washington Post A scathing and exhilarating thriller that begins with a husband's obsession with the seemingly vacant house next door. It's wintertime in the Hamptons, where Scott and his wife, Elise, have come to be with her terminally ill father, Victor, to await the inevitable. As weeks turn to months, their daily routine—Elise at the hospital with her father, Scott pretending to work and drinking Victor's booze—only highlights their growing resentment and dissatisfaction with the usual litany of unhappy marriages: work, love, passion, each other. But then Scott notices something simple, even innocuous. Every night at precisely eleven, the lights in the neighbor's bedroom turn off. It's clearly a timer . . .but in the dead of winter with no one else around, there's something about that light he can't let go of. So one day while Elise is at the hospital, he breaks in. And he feels a jolt of excitement he hasn't felt in a long time. Soon, it's not hard to enlist his wife as a partner in crime and see if they can't restart the passion. Their one simple transgression quickly sends husband and wife down a deliriously wicked spiral of bad decisions, infidelities, escalating violence, and absolutely shocking revelations. Matt Marinovich makes a strong statement with this novel. The Winter Girl is the psychological thriller done to absolute perfection. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Winter Long

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601752

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6734

Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score. She was wrong. It's time to learn the truth.
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