If you're very lucky. . . The ramshackle B&B in western Massachusetts isn't just an inheritance--it seems like the best chance for Jack and Annabel Devlin to save their marriage and start over. But Annabel's first impressions of the remote inn don't ease her nerves. In fact, everything about the gloomy Victorian draws Annabel back into childhood nightmares. . . They might let you leave. . . Locals whisper about the Blue Boy Inn and its long history of murders and mysterious disappearances. Soon Annabel hears noises within the walls and glimpses something--some things--scurrying in the shadows. The locked attic, the bricked-up fireplace. . .for years they've helped keep a ravenous evil at bay. Now Jack and Annabel's arrival has stirred the house to life again. Debts must be paid, hungers will be satisfied, and one by one, Annabel's worst fears are about to come true. . . "The Conjuring meets The Shining in William Patterson's deliciously creepy thriller, The Inn. Fast-paced, horror-filled, clever and impossible-to-predict, this heart-pounding tale will leave you breathless." --Kevin O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author
Author: William Patterson
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Ever since his mother left, life has not been easy for Heath Wellington, III. Between his father's (Junior's) bouts with alcoholism and literary rejection, and Heath's own wrongful suspension from school, there has not been all that much to be thankful for. But following the tragic death of estranged grandfather Senior, father and son alike stand to inherit a life-changing fortune... with one catch. Heath and Junior must spend the next three months managing Senior's bed and breakfast, located in the same Massachusetts home Junior has spent the last eight years trying to escape. As Heath adjusts to his new world, what he needs most is to understand that Junior, too, is dealing with loss, and to realise that, even in the most tragic of times, there is a lot in life to be thankful for. This is a beautiful story of family and forgiveness, and a sure holiday classic.
Author: Tim Whitney
Publisher: Bancroft Press
Randy Lee Eickhoff continues the Celtic Ulster Cycle; following up his highly acclaimed retelling of The Three Sorrows, with The Destruction of the Inn. Part impacted myth, part heroic saga, and part literary tour de force; this is the tale of a king who dares to ignore the prophecy that foretells his fate. Conaire Mór's reign has ushered in a period of great happiness and good fortune, but his three foster brothers take advantage of his position and plunder the countryside. Conaire refuses to put them to death, however, and out of brotherly love banishes them to Scotland. Where they fall in with merciless sea pirates who raid the coasts of England and Ireland, brutally slaying all whom stands against them, until finally the three brothers come back to the land of Conaire Mór. Filled with the adventure and tragedy, and told in the style that Randy Lee Eickhoff has made his own, The Destruction of the Inn is a story of Ireland's past, and one of her most enduring tales. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Randy Lee Eickhoff
Publisher: Forge Books
Eleven-year-old Quinn has had some bad experiences lately. She was caught cheating in school, and then one day, her little sister Emma disappeared while walking home from school. She never returned. When Quinn's best friend Kara has to move away, she goes on one last trip with Kara and her family. They stop over at the first hotel they see, a Victorian inn that instantly gives Quinn the creeps, and she begins to notice strange things happening around them. When Kara's parents and then brother disappear without a trace, the girls are stranded in a hotel full of strange guests, hallways that twist back in on themselves, and a particularly nasty surprise lurking beneath the floorboards. Will the girls be able to solve the mystery of what happened to Kara's family before it's too late?
Author: Marina Cohen
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Makin' Room in the Inn is a four-lesson Advent study that celebrates Christmas traditions and practice through the perspective of an African American family. Session titles, scriptures 1. Makin' Room (Luke 2:4-7) cultivating and living out hospitality in a diverse world 2. Makin' Do (Luke 2:21-24) trusting God as compared to trusting in wealth 3. Makin' Up (Matthew 2:19-21) learning the importance of forgiveness and reconnection 4. Makin' Time (Luke 2:15-19) understanding that the most precious gift is presence This Advent study celebrates the Christmas traditions and spirituality of black people in America, showing how African ethics and theology have a continuing influence. The study, however, relates to any group who has experienced rural to urban displacement, homecoming, and who strive to practice extended hospitality, especially during the Christmas season. This book includes a leader guide with: 1. An author’s introduction that sets the targeted issue in context. 2. Questions for the group that help stimulate discussion and their memories of family traditions and experiences of Christmas seasons. 3. A bibliography of helpful books on African American History, family and Christmas traditions. 4. More biblical and historical background information on African American Christmas celebrations, nativity art, etc. 5. Suggested format and time segments for group discussions. 6. Helpful teaching and learning techniques.
Christmas Hospitality Through an African American Experience
Author: S. Dianna Masters,Henry L. Masters Sr.
Publisher: Abingdon Press
No Room at the Inn is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of several digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer’s magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale. Taken from Jeffrey Archer's sixth collection of short stories, And Thereby Hangs a Tale, comes No Room at the Inn, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read. Richard has spent an idyllic month in Italy, soaking up the sun and the rich culture – even though his girlfriend decided at the last minute not to accompany him. Finding himself in the beautiful historic town of Monterchi, he spends his last few euros on a simple yet delicious meal. He is recommended the Albergo Piero for his stay that night. When he is told they have no rooms, the beautiful receptionist tells him to wait a moment – there might just be a room after all . . . Be sure to look out for more from The Year of Short Stories collection, including The Endgame and In the Eye of the Beholder.
The Year of Short Stories
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
A collection of stories previously published in various periodicals and anthologies.
Author: Catherine Lundoff
Publisher: Lethe Press
Author: Linda Randall Wisdom
O n a Continent ruled by Dragons, Shade is a wandering Wizard who wants nothing more than to work a Tavern again. He finds more than he bargained for in the city of River Pointe. A beautiful Inn, his best friend, and a city on the brink of war.
Author: Robert Magee
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Many wheelers and slow walkers interested in travel assume that inns and bed and breakfasts will be inconvenient, inaccessible, or unaccommodating. Candy Harrington debunks this myth in There is Room at the Inn: Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. She shows that inns and B&B's can actually be more accessible than many hotels, and than inn staff and management are often personally invested in accommodating their guests. Through a combination of personal experience, on-site visits, and interviews with innkeepers and other travelers, Harrington has discovered the most friendly and accessible properties, and brings her expert recommendations to the reader. Harrington's list includes not just the most accessible inns, but those in which the staff and management are the most wheelchair-positive. She includes a variety of locations from every area of the country, and also based her selection on wheelchair accessible activities and attractions in the surrounding area. With her personal, engaging style, and clear writing, Candy Harrington reminds the reader that everyone is entitled to travel, and that, with a little advice and planning, it can be fulfilling and rewarding for everyone.
Author: Candy B. Harrington
The delightful tale of a young couple who in the late 1970s, on impulse, became the new landlords of the most remote, bleak and lonely pub - The Tan Hill Inn - located in the bleak landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Having seen an article in the newspaper about the pub's search for a new manager, they arrived just three weeks later as the new landlords of the The Tan Hill Inn. It is a wild, wind-swept place, set alone in a sea of peat bog and heather moorland that stretches unbroken as far as the eye can see. With only sheep and grouse for company, their closest neighbour was four miles away and the nearest town twelve. They had no experience of licensed trade or running a pub, no knowledge of farming and a complete inability to understand the dialect of the sheep farmers who were their local customers. Eager, well-meaning, but in over their heads, our two heroes embarked on a disaster-strewn career that somehow also turned into a lifelong love affair with the Dales.The Inn at the Top is an entertaining ramble around the Inn, the breath-taking Dales countryside and a remarkable array of local characters, giving an insight into life in a very different different time and place.
Tales of Life at the Highest Pub in Britain
Author: Neil Hanson
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - By the end of the second decade of the last century Monday Port had passed the height of prosperity as one of the principal depots for the West Indian trade. The shipping was rapidly being transferred to New York and Boston, and the old families of the Port, having made their fortunes, in rum and tobacco as often as not, were either moving away to follow the trade or had acquiesced in the changed conditions and were settling down to enjoy the fruit of their labours. The harbour now was frequently deserted, except for an occasional coastwise trader; the streets began to wear that melancholy aspect of a town whose good days are more a memory than a present reality; and the old stage roads to Coventry and Perth Anhault were no longer the arteries of travel they once had been.
Author: Latta Griswold
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
The New York Times bestselling authors present a new series set on an island a stone's skip away from Cape Light... Welcome to Angel Island, not far from the shores of Cape Light. It's said to harbor angels that help guide the lost, that sometimes lead them right back to where they began... Liza Martin arrives on Angel Island to sell the inn she and her brother inherited from their aunt, so she can bolt back to her busy life in Boston. But back home awaits a broken marriage and an unstable career. The more time she spends on Angel Island, and with every local she meets, the more she finds herself enjoying the tranquility of the place. Her new friends don't want to see her sell the inn to developers who will ruin the island's charm. There is much for her to resolve before her departure- and it is going to take a band of angels to mend her broken wings and redirect her soul.
An Angel Island Novel
Author: Thomas Kinkade,Katherine Spencer
This is the story of a young girl, Shinichi, who was abandoned by her parents and was brought up under the custody of her grandmother. During Shinichi's maturation, the grandmother experiences strange hallucinatory dreams. Shinichi eventually earns a degree in psychology. She meets her future husband, Kaz, a medical student, at the university, and their life together brings them as volunteers to the Kobe earthquake where Shinichi learns of the whereabouts of her mother and half-sister. The grandmother dies of a massive stroke. This story reflects on Japanese culture and travels to many scenic areas and is a testament to the will and strength of a young person.
A Fantasy at an Inn on the Tokaido Road
Author: Albert Shansky
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: sir Thomas Parkyns (2nd bart.)