A lawyer with a well-stamped passport and a passion for human rights, Lisa-Jo Baker never wanted to be a mom. And then she had kids. Having lost her own mother to cancer as a teenager, Lisa-Jo felt lost on her journey to womanhood and wholly unprepared to raise children. Surprised by Motherhood is Lisa-Jo’s story of becoming and being a mom, and in the process, discovering that all the “what to expect” and “how to” books in the world can never truly prepare you for the sheer exhilaration, joy, and terrifying love that accompanies motherhood. Set partly in South Africa and partly in the US (with a slight detour to Ukraine along the way), Surprised by Motherhood is a poignant memoir of one woman’s dawning realization that being a mom isn’t about being perfect—it’s about being present.
Surprised By Jo e-Book Download
Download Surprised By Jo Book Full Content or read online. Available in PDF, tuebl, mobi, ePub and Kindle. Click Get Book and find your favorite books in the online databases. Register to access unlimited books for 7 day trial, fast download and ads free! Find Surprised By Jo book is in the library. READ as many books as you like (Personal use).
Typically pioneers settling the western United States all faced similar challenges. This book is no exception. This is a story of one group of people thrown together for safety, and personal enrichment. From Lizzie, the old horse women to Talking Wolf the educated Indian you will travel along as they face dangers and form lasting bonds. John Dunn and his horses are the main binding for a group of misfits that believe in God, family, and country. Follow along on each adventure that includes their joining this group. From Ireland to Charlestown, to Indiana Territory, South through the Natches Trace, across the Mississippi River, then into the country of Mexico, this group's challenges shows the reader what the wagon trail was like.
“Spellbinding.” — Halo Scot, author of Edge of the Breach “Captivating and smart… I found myself wanting more!” — Ash Knight, author of Stay “Unputdownable… a must read.” — Evan Knapp, Founding Member of Queer Indie “Love’s story stands out in its originality, with themes of science and spirituality, and a conflict that is strongly and intelligently articulated.” — Readers Favorite “This book is like no other, the story will linger with you long after you’ve turned the last page…” — Medea Kalantar, author of the Honeycake children’s book series What would you do if you accidentally discovered a holographic portal into the cosmos, in the basement of your high school's library? Would you take the leap of faith? Ever since the fatal night her mother was taken hostage by a homicidal maniac, sixteen-year-old Jo has been plagued by debilitating nightmares. As she tries to unravel her bleak reality while attending Forest Hill Academy, a preppy co-ed private school, Jo and her friends discover a mysterious gateway into a Black Hole. Accidentally, evil is released from the portal as demonic parasites spread throughout the school. One by one they turn her classmates into an army of sleepwalkers, serving the Lord of Darkness in a sinister plot for universal domination. When Jo is activated by the Council of Light, she discovers her mission and confronts her celestial identity, revealing the mystery of existence. With the help of her best friends and a Galactic Compass, Jo unleashes the cosmic powers of creation to prevent the Darkness from enslaving all of humanity into obscurity. Will she be able to decode the artificial system in time to save her friends and the sacred Light? As the first book in the Ascending Angel Academy series, The De-Coding of Jo is a beautiful melding of fantasy, paranormal and science fiction with a diverse, gender inclusive cast that young adult readers can fully immerse themselves in.
Cougarville's mechanic, and resident Alpha fox, shelters a mysterious woman who ignites his protective animal instincts when evil forces try to tear them apart. Jo Ferrell has been cast out of her home for reasons she doesn’t understand. The grey streak in her hair is gone, her body is younger, and there’s an ominous shadow chasing her. With nowhere else to go, Jo finds shelter in a shed whose owner she wants nothing to do with—but he’s too much to resist. Reese Cooper has never felt a pull towards a woman like he does towards Jo and his Fox is desperate to claim her as their mate. After offering her a place to stay, Reese finds it difficult to resist his beautiful new roommate. But when dark magic threatens their happiness, Reese will use all of his strength to protect the woman he loves...if he’s not too late. Stone Cold Fox is a fun, sexy, exciting read from Evangeline Anderson that will make readers want to revisit Cougarville again and again. *Author's Note: Though I have tried to handle the subject sensitively, certain events in this book may make anyone with a history of past abuse upset. Please read responsibly.*
A weekend in Spain. A family celebration. A secret from the past that won't go away... 'A heart-warming tale of family secrets revealed. A compelling and delightful read' SANTA MONTEFIORE At their family hilltop villa, Lucy awaits the arrival of her brother and sister for their mother's annual birthday party. Although this time, their mother won't be there. Struggling at Malaga airport with her fractious four year old, Jo has already lost her case and is dreading arriving without its precious contents. For Tom, returning to the villa stirs up all sorts of memories - then a beautiful face from his past appears . . . Over one long, hot weekend, past secrets will spill out as three siblings discover more about their family and each other in this gorgeous, warm and witty novel from Fanny Blake - the perfect summer read. Don't miss Fanny Blake's new novel, Our Summer Together, available now Your favourite authors love Fanny Blake's feelgood books: 'A heart-warming tale of family secrets revealed. A compelling and delightful read' SANTA MONTEFIORE 'Fanny has made this little corner of womankind, with all its humour and trials and tribulations, her own' PENNY VINCENZI 'Warm, wise and wonderfully addictive' HELEN LEDERER
- Author : Deborah Noyes
- Publisher : Candlewick Press
- Release Date : 2020-03-10
- Genre : Young Adult Fiction
- Pages : 288
- ISBN : 9781536206616
In a series of interwoven fictionalized stories, Deborah Noyes gives voice to the marginalized women in P. T. Barnum’s family — and the talented entertainers he built his entertainment empire on. Much has been written about P. T. Barnum — legendary showman, entrepreneur, marketing genius, and one of the most famous nineteenth-century personalities. For those who lived in Barnum’s shadow, however, life was complex. P. T. Barnum’s two families — his family at home, including his two wives and his daughters, and his family at work, including Little People, a giantess, an opera singer, and many sideshow entertainers — suffered greatly from his cruelty and exploitation. Yet, at the same time, some of his performers, such as General Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton), became wealthy celebrities who were admired and feted by presidents and royalty. In this collection of interlinked stories illustrated with archival photographs, Deborah Noyes digs deep into what is known about the people in Barnum’s orbit and imagines their personal lives, putting front and center the complicated joy and pain of what it meant to be one of Barnum’s “creatures.”
Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions provide in-depth explanatory material alongside the play texts frequently studied at Key Stage 4. Whether for use in the classroom or independent study, these editions offer a fully comprehensive and lightly glossed play text with accompanying notes specifically directed towards readers of this age, which unravel essential topics and challenge all students to delve further into literary analysis. Shelagh Delaney's modern classic A Taste of Honey is a comic and poignant exploration of class, feminism, race, sexual orientation and optimism in post-war Britain. Fifty years after its hit premiere, working-class Lancashire lass Jo's story continues to engage new generations of audiences. In addition to some on-page explanatory notes and the play text itself, this edition contains sub-headed analyses of themes, characters, context and dramatic devices, as well as background information on the playwright. The Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions never lose sight of their readership, and offer students the confidence to engage with the material, explore their own interpretations, and improve their understanding of the works.
Hollywood—Casablanca , Yankee Doodle Dandy , The Sea Hawk , White Christmas, and Mildred Pierce, to name only a few. The most prolific and consistently successful Hollywood generalist with an all-embracing interest in different forms of narrative and spectacle, Curtiz made around a hundred films in an astonishing range of genres: action, biopics, melodramas/film noir, musicals, and westerns. But his important contributions to the history of American film have been overlooked because his broadly varied oeuvre does not present the unified vision of filmmaking that canonical criticism demands for the category of “auteur.” Exploring his films and artistic practice from a variety of angles, including politics, gender, and genre, The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz sheds new light on this underappreciated cinematic genius. Leading film studies scholars offer fresh appraisals of many of Curtiz’s most popular films, while also paying attention to neglected releases of substantial historical interest, such as Noah’s Ark , Night and Day, Virginia City, Black Fury, Mystery of the Wax Museum, and Female. Because Curtiz worked for so long and in so many genres, this analysis of his work becomes more than an author study of a notable director. Instead, The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz effectively adds a major chapter to the history of Hollywood’s studio era, including its internationalism and the significant contributions of European émigrés.
Would you take a chance on a bad boy with a leather jacket and a vintage motorbike?That’s the question single mum Jo Morris has to ask herself when she collides with local bike mechanic Ed Griffiths on a rainy Welsh hillside. Working at the Art Café, Jo hears the gossip and is all too aware of Ed’s reputation. But whilst he’s certainly no angel, there is something about Ed’s daredevil antics that Jo can’t ignore. And as she gets to know him better and watches the kind way he deals with her young son Liam, she begins to wonder – is there more to this ‘bad boy’ than meets the eye?
Jo Dubray doesn't think much of marriage, and she certainly doesn't plan to try it herself. But that doesn't mean she isn't interested in getting to know her new roommate's brother… After all, Ryan's recently divorced and has two children living in another state. He can't be thinking of anything as serious and confining as remarrying. But what will she do if he is? Especially once his kids reenter the picture.
Corrie and the Time Arch: Corrie has been enjoying a normal Saturday, playing football and taking the dog out. Then time actually seems to stand still, and this creates all sorts of problems. She encounters some interesting and dangerous people, time and space. Corries own native wit helps set her and her new friends free from a potentially earth-shattering threat. Corrie and the Chaunt of Time: Once again Corrie is plunged into an adventure that is fraught with danger and menace. This time, however, her friends and close relatives are endangered. Christmas should be a magical time of celebration and family, but when even Santa Claus becomes a threat, and pantomime figures present bewildering and hazardous perils, Corries life becomes burdened and deeply troubled. All this acute anxiety is further complicated by a young teenaged girls normal angst concerning growing up, boys, fashion, sisters, parents, and the rest. Setting out to solve a problem at school, things get a lot worse. She is catapulted into a world that is unbelievably convoluted, much more dangerous. Corries involvement with an extremely strange, if even more strangely familiar Time Lord, along with a welcome and much missed other Time Traveller, pitches her at an accelerating rapidity, further into an intricate and terrifying situation. In this nightmare land of dreams, enchanted forests, wizards, fairies, magicians, cities occupied by a ruthless desperate army all mixed with an old friend, a beloved grandpa, it takes all of Corries native wit, luck, and perseverance to win out.
Learning Mathematics brings together a collection of interrelated and forward-looking chapters by internationally recognized experts that explores changes in the theories and practices of learning (and teaching) mathematics. The authors reject a traditional, transmission view of the teaching of mathematics which has proved so ineffective for learning. In its place they offer information gathered from research and from practice about effects on the learners seeking to create and negotiate meaning. Learners are presented as actively attempting to make sense of the mathematics they encounter, and learners, teachers and researchers are offered examples of ho such sense-making activities, incorporated into mathematics classrooms, impact on coming to know. The book celebrates both diversity, in the range of different perspectives, contributions and topics, and unity, in the linking chapters and themes, It will be fascinating reading for those mathematics educators who are eager to engage with a socio-cultural perspective in order to better understand the complexity of learning mathematics.
Bob and Barbara, Jack and Caroline. Two happily married couples who have been great friends for so long. But all is not what it seems. For Barbara does not know that when Bob stays overnight with Jack and Caroline, Jack is never there. But, one night, arriving early for his usual intimate dinner with Caroline, Bob find murder instead of passion at his friends’ house. Desperately he tries to get hold of Jack to make it look as if his presence there is as innocent as it is supposed to be. Detective Chief Inspector Hewitt is sure that both Jack and Bob are concealing information from him. But it takes a second murder attempt and an anonymous letter before he is able to discover the terrible truth.
The Comedies of William Shakespeare Edited with Introductions and Notes by J O Halliwell Esq Reprinted from the American Edition
- Author : William Shakespeare
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1854
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 624
- ISBN : BL:A0018015483
Allegiance and Devotion By: LTC Clifton H. Deringer Jr. USA With his birth in January 1931, Clifton Hurtt Deringer’s personal story begins, but as he reveals in his exploration of his family, he has been built by what came before his time just as much as what happened throughout his lifetime. As Deringer’s story moves to his experiences in the United States Army and his travels abroad, his love and passion for his profession and those nearest to his heart are explored to the fullest. As an exploration of a family history and his own personal experiences, Allegiance and Devotion tells Deringer’s love story of his family, friends, and life in general. Throughout the documented pages of his past, Deringer proves he is no stranger to love or loss as he relives the memories throughout his lifetime.