Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Release: 2017
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781476748443
Language: en
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Continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of a slave and the master of Tall Oaks plantation, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Release: 2014-10-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781476790145
Language: en
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"In 1790, Lavinia, a seven-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, arrives on a tobacco plantation where she is put to work as an indentured servant with the kitchen house slaves. Though she becomes deeply bonded to her new family, Lavinia is also slowly accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. As time passes she finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds and when loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare and lives are at risk."--Publisher's description.

Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything
Author: Instaread
Release: 2016-05-27
Editor: Instaread Summaries
Pages: 37
ISBN: 9781683783107
Language: en
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Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom | Summary & Analysis Preview: Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is the sequel to the author’s debut novel, The Kitchen House (2010). Set in 1830, it is the story of 33-year-old James Burton’s journey into the antebellum South to rescue his friend Henry’s son, Pan, who has been captured by slave catchers. James Burton, formerly Jamie Pyke, whose mother, Belle, was half black and whose father, Marshall, was white, is passing for a white man in Philadelphia. Twenty years earlier, James fled from his childhood home, the Tall Oaks plantation in southern Virginia, shortly after learning that Belle was his mother. He was raised as a white child by his white grandmother. At only 13 years old, James shot and killed Marshall, whom up until then he believed was his brother. Marshall was a cruel man who threatened to sell James into slavery. After escaping to Philadelphia, James was robbed and Henry, a runaway slave, came to his aid… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Glory Over Everything: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781476748450
Language: en
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The year is 1830 and Jamie Pyke, a celebrated silversmith and notorious ladies' man, is keeping a deadly secret. Passing as a wealthy white aristocrat in Philadelphian society, Jamie is now living a life he could never have imagined years before when he was a runaway slave, son of a southern black slave and her master. But Jamie's carefully constructed world is threatened when he discovers that his married socialite lover, Caroline, is pregnant and his beloved servant Pan, to whose father Jamie owes his own freedom, has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Fleeing the consequences of his deceptions, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation to save Pan from the life he himself barely escaped as a boy. With the help of a fearless slave, Sukey, who has taken the terrified young boy under her wing, Jamie navigates their way, racing against time and their ruthless pursuers through the Virginia backwoods, the Underground Railroad, and the treacherous Great Dismal Swamp. Glory Over Everything is "gripping...breathless until the end" (Kirkus Reviews).

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Author: Ann Petry
Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9781504019866
Language: en
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A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an “underground railroad” that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she’d left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment—and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this “well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people’’’ (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.

The Secret Glory

The Secret Glory
Author: Arthur Machen
Release: 2020-08-05
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9783752415063
Language: en
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Reproduction of the original: The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

The Last Seven Pages

The Last Seven Pages
Author: james pinnick
Release: 2014-04
Editor: James Pinnick
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0996036172
Language: en
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When a ventilator prevented her from speaking during her final hours, Jennifer started writing. After her death, her husband turns to those pages to tell her story of courage and faith. James had just walked through the door after a day's work when Jennifer told him the news that changed everything: it was cancer. In the following two years they would lose their sense of normalcy and their dreams for the future. But along the way, they would gain something even greater than their loss. Told through the eyes of a grieving husband is this true story of a young woman's fight for her life. Jennifer's final words, penned by hand when a ventilator prevented her from speaking, provide a powerful backdrop to this journey of faith and hope. A memoir that also offers a practical pathway for those struggling with loss, The Last Seven Pages is a testimony of a God who is present in our darkest moments, and who turned a devastating illness into a life-changing promise.

Whitby After Dark

Whitby After Dark
Author: Stella Coulson
Release: 2016-03-19
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 68
ISBN: 132648916X
Language: en
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Lenore Lee wants nothing more than to make new friends in her new town of Whitby, Yorkshire, and to forget about the disturbing dreams that hold her captive at night. But what she discovers in Whitby, might be even more disturbing than the dreams. Dreams which may hold the key to her survival in the hidden world of the Supernatural...

When Time Stood Still

When Time Stood Still
Author: K. S. Adkins
Release: 2015-08-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 204
ISBN: 1515394107
Language: en
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Our lives are spent watching the clock. We go to sleep by it. Wake up to it. Rely on it. Race it.It's easy to forget that we're only given so much.We ignore it because we're convinced we'll always have more.I am proof that we aren't promised anything.The clock owes us nothing.I know this because not only was Time my name, I wasn't given enough of it.Sure I had challenges but I vowed to make the most of it, of my young life.My limitations wouldn't hold me back.Time was on my side.Then I was told otherwise.Now the clock was working against me.I would face this disease alone.Then he walked in and changed everything.He gave me a reason to fight.He helped me prepare.Like others before me, when time slowed I wasn't ready.I begged for more.But the clock, it stopped for no one.On the day my world went black, I refused to take him with me.Only he didn't listen.I was a doctor.A bringer of bad news.I read the chart.She was fucked.My hands, they were tied.I was a doctor who could not heal what was beyond that door.I had no hope to offer her.But I wanted this over with.The sooner the better.I walked in, looked up and saw color.Not one.All of them.They surrounded her.She was a patient.You did not cross that line.I would not cross that line.I should have kept my eyes closed.Life was easier when you didn't see.But they were open now.They saw her.They saw everything.Suddenly invisible lines ceased to matter.For me, Time mattered.How far would you go to make sure the one you loved had enough of it?Would you challenge the clock?Help them prepare?Could you watch them suffer?Could you accept a life without them in it?Or, would you follow them into the darkness?I did. This is our story.

The Last Letter

The Last Letter
Author: Susan Pogorzelski
Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 278
ISBN: 0988875136
Language: en
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Fifteen-year-old Amelia struggles to shape her own identity while a chronic illness threatens to tear her world apart.

The Power of Light

The Power of Light
Author: Wilson Santos
Release: 2016-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1942991193
Language: en
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Eight Days in October

Eight Days in October
Author: DM Schwartz
Release: 2017-02-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0692821015
Language: en
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A teenage boy uncovers a horrific family secret. A widower seeks vengeance on the creatures that killed his wife. A drug addled writer stalks the woman of his dreams, a woman much more sinister than she appears. A federal agent races to find the cursed relic powering this city full of spooks, spirits, and serial killers. The lives of these and others will collide in the dark and dangerous streets of Adderlass. A seed of evil was planted under Adderlass, a city where monsters hide behind masks of humanity and ordinary people shuffle anesthetized and addicted by the sickly supernatural power wafting up from below. The city was built over the crystalline skull of a bloodthirsty beast. Now, the hunt is on for this lost treasure and whoever finds it first will control the fate not only of Adderlass but of the entire world. Sixteen-year-old Simon Cubbins, young and naive, may be the key to unlocking the mystery buried in this twisted labyrinth of hidden agendas. He also unknowingly harbors a secret that could destroy the Cubbins bloodline. As different characters fight for control over Simon, he will have to decide whether or not to carry on his family's legacy.

A Rare Diamond

A Rare Diamond
Author: Amara Russell
Release: 2016-07-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1944313125
Language: en
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From author Amara Russell, comes A Rare Diamond, her debut novel that teaches us all to use the wisdom and insight from within to learn to trust in the plan that God has for our lives. No matter how difficult our circumstances become, never give up-you have the power to make the choice to do whatever it takes to accomplish your dreams. Readers will meet Celeste, the novel's startling wise, kind, smart, and inspirational main character, and will follow along with her as she navigates the ins and outs of growing up, all while her faith is tested through many challenges, pain, and suffering. Having lost her mother at the age of five, Celeste was raised by her father and three older brothers. Like many of us, Celeste suffers setbacks-tragedy, broken friendships, and discovering true love, to name a few-yet she learns from her mistakes and always overcomes, as she takes on life by being the light to those around her. As readers explore, in depth, the challenges Celeste faces, women and men, both young and old alike, will find themselves smiling, laughing, and no doubt shedding a few tears. A Rare Diamond, is a life-changing and fulfilling read and is for anyone who needs the motivation to break through life's setbacks and sadness to the other side-where it's possible to discover how to truly connect with life's experiences.

Dappled Glory

Dappled Glory
Author: Diane Mechem Kinser
Release: 2010-09-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0984462759
Language: en
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Life in the coal mines of Ohio and Pennsylvania was fraught with tragedy, illness and death in the early 20th Century. Irish immigrant Jamie Burns fights anti-Irish sentiment and danger, both in the mines and out. In Southeastern Ohio, the Markhams continue to build their merchandising empire, with builder Fred Hunt providing both inspiration for the Markhams and a distraction for several women whose paths cross his. Fictitious characters interact with real historical figures in this look at the early days of the United Mine Workers of America in the Appalachian Valley coal region.

A Kripslod in the Realm

A Kripslod in the Realm
Author: D. J. Kenny
Release: 2013-02-24
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 206
ISBN: 1482080117
Language: en
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Kripslod (from Realmspeak) (1) An implement that is not only useless for the application, but also dangerous to the user. (2) A bigoted, loud, and whiny complainer who causes great trouble for himself and all those around him. What would you do if you were taken from your home on Earth and brought to live on a planet in the farthest reaches of the Galaxy? Would you join a rebel band fighting to topple an oppressive regime? Would you enlist in an interplanetary space expedition and help search the universe for alien civilizations? Would you battle to save the human race from murderous robots? Not if you're Teodor Korzeniowski. No, he doesn't have time for things like that. He is much too busy trying to get an extra pillow on a Port Leyken Spaceways' interstellar economy flight from Boulanger-Four to I Taisto Station. Welcome to the new worlds of Teodor Korzeniowski—formerly of Utica, NY and now a reluctant Citizen of the Realm. Here he will be knocked-over and stepped on by the biggest and toughest space-faring carnivores in our Galaxy. He'll meet and become the legal mate of a human female medical technician whose ancestors were once curiosities in an interplanetary traveling menagerie. He'll join his mate in attending the graduation of new officers in the Imperial Majesty's dreaded Secret Police. Then endanger them both when he becomes the typical 'ugly American' and gives his opinions about everything and everyone. Including her Imperial Majesty and her need to lose more than a little weight. In this volume, Teodor and his long-suffering mate will be joined by: Guard Admiral Reinier of the Political Police. (He insists that the condiments on the tables in the officer's mess be arranged symmetrically at all times.) Teodor's father-in-law. (He watches etiquette programs on the screens and still has a few choice metaphors for his unemployed son-in-law from Earth.) And the usual assortment of radical terrorists, waiters, psychotic racists, police, muggers, pensioners, medical technicians, politicians, opera singers and pirates. It is never dull when you travel our Galaxy with Teodor Korzeniowski!

Written All Over Your Face Book

Written All Over Your Face  Book
Author: P. M. Pope
Release: 2011-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 134
ISBN: 1936373203
Language: en
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PMPope brings his unique voice to the printed word. A prolific multimedia poet, his work finds its audience via art and word collaborations, video and audio tentacles reaching all around the word. In this collection, PMPope explores the scope of creativity that originates on the 21st century frontier: social media. His incisive observations about disconnectedness, intimacy, and superficiality bear witness to a world of internet friends and virtual relationships.

Who Is He Color

Who Is He  Color
Author: Ash-Shakur Mac
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1546598448
Language: en
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SYNOPSIS This book is about The Life, The Pain, and The Glory of Shakur (Coy Boy) McNish, growing up in the streets of South Philadelphia and migrated to West Philadelphia for a new way of life, but things didn't work out the way his mother Judy has planned. Shakur was associated with a lot of Street Legends in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York and was sent to prison on a Federal Indictment. He realized that there was no more love or loyalty in them streets, so he decided to give up that lifestyle and become one of Philadelphia's successful corporate businessmen. He exposed many secrets in this book about certain individuals. He also shares certain events that he attended with some of his celebrity friends such as, State Property's own Rapper "Beanie Sigel." "Everybody wants to know "Who Is He," His Life, His Pain and how he turned it into His Glory! His Story is a must read for all those who can't seem to "Think Outside The Hood"! THE GAME IS DEAD! D-COYPRINT PUBLISHING FACEBOOK: AUTHOR SHACOY MCNISH INSTAGRAM: @COYPRINT1 or @COY215.

The Monster on Top of the Bed

The Monster on Top of the Bed
Author: Alan H. Jordan
Release: 2014-07-28
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 36
ISBN: 1500679682
Language: en
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"Blimp, blop, blimp, bloop. Suzy gripped her sheets tightly. Was that noise coming from under her bed?" Helps Children Banish Bedtime FearsSo begins Suzy's adventure where she meets Karrit, another child, and one that lives far under her bed. The two children banish their bedtime fears and become best friends by treating each other the way that they want to be treated.A Fear of Monsters is CommonA fear of monsters under the bed is common with children of all ages, starting with a vague sense of the unknown with younger toddlers and graduating to perhaps a more solid image in the minds of older children.The Monster on Top of the Bed flips the idea around, like the famous Disney Movie Monsters Inc., and bases the story on the concept that it's the monsters that are actually afraid of the children.The Children Model The Golden RuleIn this beautifully illustrated book we meet two children--Suzy and Karrit, and we discover that sometimes things are not always what they seem and when the monster fears the child, we come to see a different perspective on misunderstandings and ignorance.We also discover that it is easy to misinterpret the meanings of words and actions, when Karrit explains to Suzy that certain things she says and does, frightens him.Although the words, "The Golden Rule" never appear in the book, the way the two children treat each other as though they would like to be treated enable the two of them to work together to work out their differences. A friendship forms, and a new light is shed upon them both when they realize that maybe they aren't so different from each other after all.A Mantra that Banishes Nighttime FearsWhen things get scary, both children use Grandmom's mantra, which is highly effective in banishing monsters, "“You're welcome to stay until I say, 'Nay!' Then it's time to go, and you can't say, 'no.'”This is an empowering bedtime story. The multimedia edition contains a link to an .mp4 file that features the same audio tracks in the CD version. Children can listen to the story being read by four narrators who read the story in English, Spanish and Italian. There are page turning sounds to let the child know when to turn the page. There are slight differences between the words in CD version and the Kindle version. Children like the challenge of finding the differences.In addition to reading the story, the multimedia kindle edition also contains bonus material, including an interview with the illustrator, and other stories and poems written by the author.Order Copies For Yourself and Your Friends...It's perfect for three to six-year olds, and six-to-twelve year olds (who are sometimes still afraid of monsters) find the story charming and enjoy reading it to their younger siblings.

Silhouette

Silhouette
Author: S. E. Cooper
Release: 2017-01-04
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 436
ISBN: 1542345898
Language: en
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"Daddy, what is a white lie?" My father put down his spoon and looked at me thoughtfully. "Why'd you ask, Princess?" "I heard you talking yesterday and you said 'one more white lie isn't going to make a difference.' I just want to know what you meant." "You heard that, huh?" My father tilted his head to study me. "It's just a small lie you tell when you don't want to hurt someone's feelings. It's nothing for you to worry about." My eyes grew wide. "Like when you told Aunt Rena that her pie was good even though it tasted icky?" "Exactly." He smiled. "Or when you told the man last week that you hadn't seen Uncle Bruno and you had?" The Smile fell from his face and he straightened in his chair. "No, Princess, that was a different kind of lie." Scrunching up my nose, I asked, "What kind of lie was that?" My father swallowed hard before replying. "That's the kind of lie where you have to have a real good memory." As an inquisitive child, the woman known as Clarissa Solano, could never have imagined how significant those words would become. That she would spend years twisting the truth: hoping and praying that she would not contradict herself and expose the secrets she keeps locked inside. Most of the people in her life don't really know her at all. She forces them to swallow her lies, but she is the one who feels the bitter aftertaste of deception. When Lane Hunter sweeps into her life, she finds herself opening up in ways she never thought possible. He sees beyond the facade to the woman beneath and knows instantly that he wants her. However, all is not as it seems and when secrets and lies are exposed, it threatens to destroy them all. This is the first book in a series of standalone HEAs"

Always Wear Headphones

Always Wear Headphones
Author: Stephen Blackwell
Release: 2017-08-26
Editor: Bonsai Creative Studios LLC
Pages: 226
ISBN: 069294107X
Language: en
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Note: 50% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to a mental health organization focused on helping anxiety, depression, and suicide.* Hey YOU! Yes... you... the (really cool) person reading the back summary of this book. How are you? Having a good day? Since you are reading the back cover of this book I'm guessing that you're curious what the heck it's about. Right? Well, let me tell you, this ain't no children's book. Full of love, sex, anxiety, and depression this book will chew you up and spit you back out before chapter 4. The story begins with me, sitting in a cafe with my girlfriend of three months. Overcome by love, I (stupidly) decide to proclaim my love for her in the middle of a coffee shop. "I love you. And I know that one day I'm supposed to marry you." Man... do I regret that moment -/ I wish I could tell you that the awkwardness stops there but that would be a bold faced lie. If I was in marketing (I'm not) I would say something like... "From navigating online dating apps and relationships, to self-centered friends, and emotionally abusive alcoholics, James (that's me!) constantly feels like he's at the bottom of the social food chain. His only comfort is his love for music, which displays itself in the form of original lyrics throughout the book. One crazy day, James runs into Nikki, a bold, spit-fire, do-things-her-own-way type of person who changes his world-view forever." Well... If you made it down here I'd say this book is for you. If you didn't, oh well. #YOURLOSSBUDDY. Thanks for all the memories, James Merllot (The Protagonist of this story) *Donation will be made once a year in December. See www.alwayswearheadphones.com for more details.