The Mother's Promise

A Novel

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466889926

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4730

Sally Hepworth novels are "sure to appeal to fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult, and Lisa Genova; book clubs will be lining up." —Library Journal (starred review) All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter, Zoe, have been a family of two, living quietly in Northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works—until it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets—secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humor in even the most dismal moments, The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters and the new ways in which families are forged.

A Mother's Promise

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409035603

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5797

When Hetty Huggins made a promise to her dying mother that she would look after her younger sister and brothers, little did she know how difficult this would be. But despite the threat of being turned out onto the streets by the unscrupulous tallyman and the never-ending struggle just to exist, Hetty is determined her family will never starve or want for a roof over their heads. Longing for something better out of life than the daily grind of making matchboxes for a pittance, she dreams of setting up her own business. With the help of friends she sells hot potatoes on the streets and things begin to look up for them all. But when the tallyman comes calling, they are faced once more with a future full of hardship and despair ...

A Mother's Promise

Author: Anna Schmidt

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1620296349

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4871

After her husband’s sudden death, Mennonite Rachel Kaufman has promised her son, Justin, a fresh start. Will Florida be the balm to heal their gaping wounds? Dr. Ben Booker stopped trusting God when his niece became ill. Is Rachel just what the Great Physician ordered to restore Ben’s faith? As thirteen-year-old Justin struggles in his new environs, to what lengths will he go to reestablish a sense of control over his life? When a jealous coworker begins spreading malicious gossip, Rachel’s career is jeopardized. Is her faith enough to see her through?

A Mother's Promise

Author: Lisa Humphrey

Publisher: Illumination Arts

ISBN: 9780970190796

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8091

A mother promises her unborn child the ways in which they will celebrate their relationship and love, honor, and respect the world around them.

A Mother's Promise

Author: Ruth Scofield

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN: 9781459201224

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4263

Who knew a fresh start could be so hard? Not single mom Lisa Marley. She'd made her share of mistakes, but now she just wanted a chance to rebuild trustand to raise her daughter, Cecily. All she needed was her new faith, not all-too-sure-of-himself Ethan Vance from New Beginnings at church. Widower Ethan could tell secrets hid behind Lisa's quiet facade. Between the challenges of raising three children, his church duties and pursuing a long-cherished dream, he took every opportunity to know her better. As their relationship grew, he wondered if Lisa held the key to his own new beginning, too.

How She Healed Me

A Mother's Promise and Journey to Transformation

Author: Naomi Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780648137504


Page: N.A

View: 7345

When her daughter Hana suffered devastating complications after surgery to remove a life-threatening brain tumour, Naomi, a Registered Nurse declared war and fought to keep her daughter alive. Hana was gaining a kilo a week and, within months, Naomi's little girl had become morbidly obese and due to her weight, confined to a wheelchair. From being an empowered nurse, Naomi found herself a disempowered consumer of the healthcare system. When it came to tackling her daughter's untreatable condition Naomi had to confront the closed minds and rigid paradigms of the medical profession. She was forced to pioneer her own medical world firsts and undertake a journey that took her around the world. The fight to heal Hana continued until Naomi experienced a spontaneous awakening: She discovered the truth behind her quest to heal her daughter, experienced the power of love and finally found the miracle she had wanted for so long.

A Promise Is a Promise

An Almost Unbelievable Story of a Mother's Unconditional Love and What It Can Teach Us: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Wayne W. Dyer


ISBN: 145874406X

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 3729

A Promise is a Promise ''Promise you won't leave me, will you, Mommy?''.... ''Of course not, I would never leave you, darling, I promise. And a promise is a promise!'' These were the last words that were exchanged between Kaye O'Bara and her 16-yearold daughter, Edwarda, before the vivacious teenager fell into a diabetic coma on January 3, 1970. For more than 30 years, Edwarda has been in a comatose state - and her mother has kept her promise to never leave her beloved daughter! This dedicated parent, now in her 70s, has kept a vigil by her daughter's bedside for more than a quarter of a century, feeding her every two hours and giving her insulin every four hours around the clock, without fail! The strength, power, and tenacity of Kaye O'Bara's incomparable love has attracted miracles, including the spiritual apparition of the Blessed Mother, who is a frequent ''visitor'' to the O'Bara home in Miami, Florida. These events have astounded the community and have inspired intense interest from the media, and they will amaze you - and teach you - as well! This is a phenomenal book about two ordinary people, the miracles that have made their lives extraordinary, and the lessons that you can learn from them. This is a book you will always remember - about a mother and daughter whose bond of love is everlasting!

If I Could

Author: Susan Milord

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763643423

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5790

Presents a free-verse tribute to the love between a mother and her child.

A Mother's Promise

Author: Stephen B. Clemmons

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468559088

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9533

A Mother's Promise As the train rumbled through the night, the steady click of the wheels on the rails was very soothing and she settled down on the hard seats to get some sleep. Tonight, she couldnÊt sleep because of memories of a little sister that she hadnÊt seen in many years. She remembered standing in GrandpaÊs yard at the old house holding on to her little sister, crying, &b"Why Mama, why canÊt she stay with us. IÊll help, Mama, just donÊt make her go.‰ She remembered an old car and two strangers talking to her mother. Betty Jean couldnÊt hear what they were saying. She only remembered the look on her little sisterÊs face, peering out the back window, crying, her tiny hands waving goodbye as the old black car disappeared in the distance, dust boiling behind, hiding the car from further view. Her mother had told little Cara, &b"DonÊt worry, IÊll come and get you, just donÊt worry, I love you and IÊll come, just wait and see.‰ Her mama told Betty Jean that it would only be for a short while, until she could get on her feet. That was the last time she saw her little sister.

Because of a Promise

Author: Sandy Cappelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988408203


Page: 294

View: 3194

"It's a boy, but there are complications... He's not going to live more than a few hours." Shocked by the diagnosis, Sandy Cappelli turned to God for answers. Why would You overcome my infertility, and then ask me to let my miracle child go after only a few hours? Is this really Your plan? "I have a promise for this child." With the promise from God and previous miracles to hang onto, Sandy made her decision and followed His prompting to write her story as it transpired. Overwhelmed with the weight of her calling, Sandy begged God for answers to the questions we all ask when faced with fear, doubt, and pain: What IS God's promise, and how can we be sure we haven't misunderstood it? Could a crisis or tragedy become a blessing...even part of His plan for us? In Because of a Promise, Sandy shares her raw, transparent journey of faith, and the revelation of God's promise - a promise that changed her life and allowed her to create ripples of impact in the world, not in spite of, but because of, the difficult journey she walked. What ripples could you make because of your journey? "He hath made everything beautiful in His time..." Ecclesiastes 3:11

The Mothers

A Novel

Author: Brit Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399184511

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 8110

It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, 17-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth

Promises I Made My Mother

Author: Sam Haskell,David Rensin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345516575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2243

What would my mother say? How would she want me to handle this situation? How can I make this tough decision and stay true to myself? What would my mother say? Sam Haskell still asks himself these questions every day. When Haskell was young, his devoted mother, Mary, instilled in her son the values of character, faith, and honor by setting an example and asking him to promise to live his life according to her lessons. He did, and those promises have served Haskell consistently from his Mississippi boyhood to his long career at the venerable William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills. In this inspiring memoir full of touching stories and amusing anecdotes, Haskell reveals how he kept his pledge to his mother to live a decent life–even in the shark-infested waters of Hollywood, where he handled the hottest stars and packaged the highest-rated shows–by refusing to become the cliché of an amoral agent. Here is Haskell as a child in Amory, Mississippi (pop. 7,000), discovering the power of hope as he waits for an unlikely visit from the “Cheer Man” (a representative of the detergent company who gave ten dollars to anyone using the brand), learning humility after pursuing an eighth-grade “Good Citizenship” award he cockily assumed he’d win, confronting the complications of human character when a near-fatal car crash exposed his judgmental father’s true nature. Years later, in Hollywood, Haskell would rely on his mother’s teachings–honesty, self-reliance, and belief in God–as he swiftly rose from the William Morris mailroom to eventually become the company’s Worldwide Head of Television. His capacity for friendship and his insistence on living his version of the Golden Rule (being “thoughtfully political”) allowed him to handle various client crises and the tense negotiations that nearly scuttled the last years of Everybody Loves Raymond and the entire existence of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Haskell has achieved success through self-respect, and from his story we learn how we, too, can maintain our dignity when faced with life’s challenges. This stirring memoir is a testament to mothers everywhere who instill in their sons the lasting values they need to become good men and devoted fathers. From the Hardcover edition.

Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises

Author: Mother M. Angelica,Christine Allison

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898706068

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 1065

Known worldwide through her EWTN network, MOther Angelica presents a book of timeless wisdom and practical insights drawn from her deep faith and personal suffering and experience. Her answers to life's dilemmas, large and small, are a sure source of inspiration for all.

Her Mother's Hope

Author: Francine Rivers

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414340845

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5410

The first in an epic two-book saga, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters as each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well-meaning desire to help her daughter find her God-given place in the world. "Ambitious, strong-willed Marta Schneider leaves her home in rural Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century. She's determined to flee her abusive father, loving but weak mother, and the constraints placed on women. Meeting interesting characters all along her journey, she works her way to Canada. There she buys a boardinghouse and meets her match in Niclas Waltert, a German engineer with a farmer's heart. Through Marta's sharp elbows and the sweat of Niclas's brow, the family eventually arrives at an increasingly comfortable life in California's Central Valley. The second half of the story is told from the point of view of constitutionally timid daughter Hildemara Rose."--Publishers Weekly.

The Hannah Promise

A Mother's Daring Journey of Outrageous Faith

Author: Sandra Saylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781613142820

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 832

Israel needed a prophet. Hannah needed a child. In order to do something extraordinary and to supply Israel with a deliverer, God had to incite prayer from a woman. Is it no wonder, that at this time in our nation and world, the Holy Spirit is awakening the hearts of mothers to cry out for their children. These children will not only be saved from desperate times; they will be used of God to deliver others and change the culture. The dedication of the child depends on the consecration of the mother. In this 2nd edition devotion, which includes a leader's guide, you will be inspired to Give your children whole-heartedly to God all the days of their lives; speak to the darkness and see the daylight conform; turn your desperation into outrageous, faith-filled prayers that will incite God to move on your behalf; make a radical move toward God that will transform your life and the lives of those whom you love. . . . . ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sandra Saylor is a wife, mother, grandmother, and life coach. She speaks to groups in various settings ranging from Bible studies to women's conferences. She and her husband lead seminars on marriage, relationships, and leadership. As the wife of a pastor for thirty-four years, she has cried with mothers and fathers and prayed for their children and grandchildren. Her mantra for children are these verses from Isaiah 49:24-25: "Who can snatch the plunder of war from the hands of a warrior? Who can demand that a tyrant let his captives go? But the LORD says, 'The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.'"

The Things We Keep

A Novel

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 146685264X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5779

Anna Forster is only thirty-eight years old, but her mind is slowly slipping away from her. Armed only with her keen wit and sharp-eyed determination, she knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. But Anna has a secret: she does not plan on staying. She also knows there's just one another resident who is her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke. Eve Bennett, suddenly thrust into the role of single mother to her bright and vivacious seven-year-old daugher, finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke, she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them. Eve has her own secrets, and her own desperate circumstances that raise the stakes even higher. With huge heart, humor, and a compassionate understanding of human nature, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the power of love to grow and endure even when faced with the most devastating of obstacles. You won’t forget The Things We Keep.

The Secrets of Midwives

A Novel

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466852631

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5996

"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.—Emily Gifin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby's father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter's—one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

Tilly True

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446472698

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4616

'I aint always going to be poor, I made me mind up to that.' Dismissed from her position as housemaid under a cloud of misunderstanding, Tilly True is forced to return home. But Tilly is determined to make something of her life and, rather than admit the truth to her poverty-stricken family, she sets out once more in search of employment. Her journey takes her to the London law courts, a grim parsonage in one of the most notorious parts of the East End and a house of ill-repute. But when she falls for the dangerous charms of Barnaby Palgrave, Tilly soon finds that her troubles have only just begun ...

A Mother's Gift

Author: Charlotte Hubbard

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1496712196

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7155

Charlotte Hubbard celebrates the joys and challenges of motherhood in this uplifting story, set amid the warmth and tradition of an Amish Missouri farm community. For Leah Otto, marrying Jude Shetler is a long-held dream come true. As a young girl, she was captivated by his good looks and talent as an auctioneer. When Jude, now a widower with three children, begins to court her, Leah doesn’t hesitate. Other men may not appreciate her tomboy ways, but Jude values Leah’s practical nature and her skill with the animals she tends, and both enter the marriage with joy and optimism. Three months later, Leah feels as if her world is coming down around her. Her twin teenage step-daughters, Alice and Adeline, are pushing boundaries and taking far too many risks, while five-year-old Stevie deeply misses his mother. Leah, more at ease in a barn tending her goats and chickens than in a kitchen, struggles with her housekeeping duties. Then a baby is abandoned on their doorstep, and Leah must search her soul. Caring for little Betsy fills her with renewed purpose and the strength to begin pulling her family together. With Jude’s steadfast support, Leah finds that what she once thought of as a happy ending may be something even better—the beginning of a life rich in love, faith, and unexpected blessings. Praise for A Mother’s Love “An endearing romance. . . . By making a space for determined women inside the Amish community and providing a satisfying conclusion to various familial hurts, Hubbard provides readers with a comforting tale of love and forgiveness.” --Publishers Weekly