'I believed Rose had a secret plan for the farm, a detailed map in her head that showed exactly where all her ewes and lambs and humans ought to be. Though I was nominally the herder, I wasn't privy to the map. My job was mostly to latch and unlatch the gates, the rest was up to her' Jon Katz leaves the suburbs for a remote farm in order to give Border Collie puppy Rose - along with our friend Devon from A Dog Year - a true taste of herding life. Rose's adventures start early, going head to head with a head-butting ram the day the sheep arrive. She soon establishes a routine for the sheep, chickens and donkeys - and Jon - that makes everything run like clockwork. However, any notion Jon has of the romance of a rural idyll is shattered when the snow comes and temperatures of minus twenty set in. With two fingers damaged to frostbite and a sheep lost, the prospect of all-night lambing seems terrifying. But with Rose by his side Jon finds there is little that together they can't do, and as spring comes and the frost thaws he finds himself battered, drained yet exhilarated. This is his delightfully funny, touching and insightful depiction of the realities of country life, and of how one man turned his life upside down for the love of a dog. Please note, A Home for Rose is the UK title for the book published in the US as The Dogs of Bedlam Farm.
How My Life Turned Upside Down for the Love of a Dog
Author: Jon Katz
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In their most popular book, bestselling authors Eric and Leslie Ludy challenge singles to take a fresh approach to relationships in a culture where love has been replaced by cheap sensual passion. When God Writes Your Love Story shows that God's way to true love brings fulfillment and romance in its purest, richest, and most satisfying form. This new edition includes an extra chapter from Leslie Ludy about the surprises of life after marriage! “I had dreamed of a perfect love story for my entire life. But somewhere in the midst of the endless cycle of temporary romances, my dreams had shattered.” How can I find a love worth waiting for? Lay the foundation now—whether you’ve met your future spouse or not—for a lifelong romance. Bestselling authors Eric and Leslie Ludy invite you to discover how beautiful your love story can be when the Author of romance scripts every detail. Story Behind the Book Eric and Leslie Ludy want to offer an exciting vision of hope, proving that the Author of romance is alive and well and that true and lasting love can become a reality. Using the “four secrets to an amazing love story,” Eric and Leslie present a Christ-centered approach to building a relationship that will stand the test of time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Ultimate Guide to Guy/Girl Relationships
Author: Eric Ludy,Leslie Ludy
Cadence Camille Diaz could never imagine colliding with the love of her life again after 2 years would turn her world upside down and inside out. This is not your typical love story and there
Author: C. Passion Bates
Publisher: Independently Published
Ella ist vierzig Jahre alt, hat einen Ehemann, drei Kinder im Teenageralter und ein schönes Zuhause in einer amerikanischen Kleinstadt. Eigentlich sollte sie glücklich sein, in ihrem Herzen breitet sich aber eine Leere aus, die früher von Liebe gefüllt war. Als Gutachterin für eine Literaturagentur taucht sie tief in einen Roman über den Sufi-Dichter und Mystiker Rumi und die vierzig ewigen, geheimnisvollen Regeln der Liebe ein. Trotz der Ansiedlung im 13. Jahrhundert scheint ihr der Roman immer mehr eine Spiegelung ihrer eigenen Geschichte zu sein. Zusehends distanziert von ihrem Ehemann, beginnt Ella, ihr bisheriges Leben zu hinterfragen. Sie besucht den Verfasser des Buches, Aziz Zahara, mit dem sie sich schriftlich schon rege und sehr persönlich ausgetauscht hat - und erfährt eine derart grundlegende persönliche Veränderung, wie sie es sich nie hätte ausmalen können.
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
A young adult novel filled with humor and drama. For anyone who has ever been in love or believed to have been in love, experienced a family tragedy or hardship, or who wishes to be brought back to the dynamic perspective of the teenage mind should read this novel. The engrossing and unpredictable plot as well as the dynamic and layered characters will keep you reading from start to finish.
Author: Megan Lane Feringa
The novel tells of the problems of the Englishman and the Saudi woman who fall in love in a country where the strict Moslem laws make it illegal for a Christian man and Moslem woman to meet. The reaction of her brother and his own dilemma when the couple are found out add to the complex situation. Throughout the plot with its twist and turns the difference in the two cultures and the way of life and thinking between the West and East is portrayed to give an insight to the vast cultural gap which exists between a strict Moslem country and the freedom of the West.
A Love Story Contrasting Saudi and Western Family Life
Author: Sybil Powell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Family & Relationships
We grow up--so simple, it just seems to happen--and yet there are endless variations in the way we do it. What part does culture play in the process? How much do politics and economics have to do with it? As the nation has matured, have the ways people grow up changed too? This book traces the many paths to adulthood that Americans have pursued over time. Spanning more than two centuries of intense transformation in the lives of individuals and the life of a nation, Conflicting Paths is an innovative history of growing up in America. Harvey J. Graff, a distinguished social historian, mines more than five hundred personal narratives for what they can tell us about the passage from childhood to maturity. Drawing on diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and letters, he builds a penetrating, complex, firsthand account of how childhood, adolescence, and youth have been experienced and understood--as functions of familial and social relations, as products of biology and physiology, and as cultural and political constructs. These first-person testimonies cross the lines of time and space, gender and class, ethnicity, age, and race. In these individual stories and the larger story they constitute, Graff exposes the way social change--including institutional developments and shifting attitudes, expectations, and policy--and personal experience intertwine in the process of growing up. Together, these narratives form a challenging, subtle guide to historical experiences and to the epochal remaking of growing up. The most socially inclusive and historically extensive of any such research, Graff's work constitutes an important chapter in the story of the family, the formation of modern society, and the complex interweaving of young people, tradition, and change.
Growing Up in America
Author: Harvey J. Graff
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Family & Relationships
In Ziemlich beste Freunde hat er die Zuschauer verzaubert – jetzt erzählt Abdel Sellou, das reale Vorbild für den Pfleger Driss, zum ersten Mal seine eigene Geschichte. „Letztes Jahr sind Philippe und ich die Helden eines fabelhaften Films geworden: Ziemlich beste Freunde. Plötzlich will jeder mit uns befreundet sein! Alles, was die beiden im Film machen – Verfolgungsjagden im Luxusschlitten, Gleitschirmfliegen, Nachtspaziergänge durch Paris –, haben wir wirklich erlebt. Aber da ist noch viel mehr ...“ Mit einem Nachwort von Philippe Pozzo di Borgo.
Die wahre Geschichte des Pflegers Driss aus »Ziemlich beste Freunde«
Author: Abdel Sellou
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
Category: True Crime
Author: Joaquin Miller
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
She’s a fake-it-til-you-make-it Christian. He’s preparing for ministry. Falling in love turns both worlds plum upside down. Green Acres newcomer Chelsea Riehl is annoyed. After all, she signed on as an event planner, not to pit plums alongside the mission-minded hippie Keanan Welsh, the only other single on the farm. Discouraged by Chelsea’s lack of spiritual depth, Keanan is confused when she offers to arrange meals for the church Alpha program he is co-hosting. Maybe he misjudged her, after all. When fake it ’til you make it gives way to a leap of faith, both Chelsea and Keanan have some soul-searching to do. Will getting on the same page spiritually be enough to flip their budding romance right-side up? "Another deeply touching story!" "This is absolutely, perfectly everything a Christian novel should be!" PLUM UPSIDE DOWN is the fifth story in Valerie Comer’s debut series, the Farm Fresh Romances. If you love Christian contemporary romance series that focus on engaging characters, strong communities, and deep faith — clean, wholesome, sweet, and inspirational romances — you’ve come to the right place! About The Farm Fresh Romance Series Six idealistic Christian women. One farm on the road to sustainability. No romantic prospects. Or are there? 1. Raspberries and Vinegar 2. Wild Mint Tea 3. Sweetened with Honey 4. Dandelions for Dinner 5. Plum Upside Down 6. Berry on Top While each novel can stand alone, you’ll enjoy the growth of the Green Acres Farm community if you read them in order. The complete series is also available in two three-book bundles if you prefer! More Christian Romance from USA Today bestselling author Valerie Comer! Urban Farm Fresh Romance Series 0. Promise of Peppermint 1. Secrets of Sunbeams 2. Breezes on Butterflies 3. Memories of Mist 4. Wishes on Wildflowers 5. Flavors of Forever Christmas in Montana Romance Series 1. More Than a Tiara 2. Other Than a Halo 3. Better Than a Crown Garden Grown Romance Series (part of Arcadia Valley Romance multi-author series) 1. Sow in Love 2. Sprouts of Love 3. Rooted in Love 4. Harvest of Love Riverbend Romance Novella Series 1. Secretly Yours 2. Pinky Promise 3. Sweet Serenade 4. Team Bride 5. Merry Kisses All that’s for later. For now? Why not buy PLUM UPSIDE DOWN today and enjoy a rural Christian romance? #ChristianRomanceSeries #ChristianRomance #ContemporaryRomance #romance #inspirationalromance #religiousromance #clean #sweet #wholesome #community #happilyeverafter #HEA #mustread #amreading #goodbook #Christianfiction #inspyromance #Christianbook #Christfic #Chrisfic #romancenovel #fallinlove #cleanreads #paperback #bestseller #USAToday #inspirationalfiction #religiousfiction #localfood #organicfarming #farmlit #greenliving #locavore #ecofriendly #foodie #pageturner #Idaho #farmliving #farmromance #audio #amlistening
A Christian Romance
Author: Valerie Comer
Publisher: GreenWords Media
Set just after the Napoleonic wars, Small Gains is the story of Clara, a true heroine who struggles to keep her head above water in a time of poverty and prejudice. Nat, the cruel but incredibly attractive son of the local rich family, turns Clara and her family's lives upside down, both in the world of racing and in the flushes of first love. And with the threat of tuberculosis hanging over them all, Clara faces up to her extraordinary life and loves with certainty and passion.
Author: K M Peyton
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An enthralling novel of intertwining lives, by a very popular storyteller. Phoebe Kimberley is a respected and successful biographer whose comfortable life with her orphaned granddaughter, Kate, is abruptly turned upside down when she is commissioned to write a new book about Thomas a Becket. From the first Phoebe perceives strange parallels between her own life, and that of the twelfth-century saint. Kate, too, fresh from school and about to embark on adult life, is intrigued by the story of Thomas and a long-buried romance, and compares it to her own hopeless infatuation with a young man destined for the monastic life. As the two women become increasingly involved with these historical figures, their dreams are haunted by images from the distant, but strangely seductive past...
Author: Eileen Stafford
Publisher: Severn House Publishers