Description : Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a haunting story of friendship and family and the power of faith, once again set against the lush backdrop of the Lousiana bayou. After her mother walked out on Shelby Jayne and her dad, Shelby thought she'd never speak to her mamma again. But with her dad leaving the country for work, it turns out she doesn't have a choice: Shelby has to move back into her mamma's house, deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayou. Her new classmates tease and torment her, so Shelby's relieved to finally find a friend in Gwen, a mysterious girl who lives alone on the bayou. But Shelby can't help wondering if Gwen has something to do with the puzzling messages she finds hidden in the blue bottle tree behind her house. The only person who might be able to explain is her mamma -- but Shelby's not ready to ask. Not yet. It may take a brush with something from the beyond to help Shelby see that the power to put her own ghosts to rest is within her reach. Kimberley Griffiths Little's haunting and powerful tale brings one girl's attempt to grapple with family, friendship, and forgiveness to beautiful, vivid life.
Description : A perfect stranger affects the lives of three families in a scandalous web of deceit. The three families deal with their own secrets as they work hard to conceal their flawed lives. Their personal struggles feed into their inability to trust one another with their blemished lifestyles, compounding their secrets into a toxic explosion. They each move about in their daily schedules as normal until devastation strikes like lightning, bringing all of their lives to crash and burn. Then in an instant one by one their lives unfold, right into the headlines of a national media chronicle.
Description : Meet Helen-an older woman, who enjoys her part time work at the local hospital where her husband is a doctor. Her past haunts her and when a secret is revealed, she must push past the pain to forgive her father and piece together a puzzle in order to find what she's looking for. Meet Marissa-a woman in her thirties, single parent to Sophia. She loves to teach but her health has gotten in the way of her passion. When a secret is revealed, she must figure out what it means before her time runs out. Helen and Marissa are total strangers but one thing connects them-family secrets. Their mysterious past intertwines and they don't know it until a family secret reveals that everything they'd once known was all a lie. Now, they must fight their own battles to figure out the truth, before it's too late for one of them.
Description : Twelve-year-old Carl Stone and his close friends are not looking forward to another dull school year. But all of that is about to change. When a transfer student, Jade Templeton, joins their group and a quirky language arts teacher, Ms. Spencer, crosses their path, they stumble into a mystery. An encounter with strange beams of light convinces Carl that there is something weird about their new teacher. No one believes him. But when his friends begin to notice other peculiar incidences linked to this teacher, their lives are sent into a tailspin. Little do they know that their mystery/adventure will include: stealing a four-wheeler, stopping a bully, wearing vampire fangs, visiting a gruesome Halloween display, and trekking down a dark, deserted street to spy on their teacher. Will they be able to solve the mystery surrounding Ms. Spencer, or will they just be left with more questions? Martha (Marti) Chrisp was a language and reading teacher for twenty-six years. With a personal love of books, she tried in every way possible to encourage her students to read. Each year she told her classes how much she would love to write a book for them. It would have to be a mystery since that was her favorite genre. Finally, her dream came true. The year before she retired she wrote a mystery novel and read it to her students. With their encouragement, she decided to publish it. The characters and personalities in her book, Circle of Secrets, are loosely based on many of the students she taught over the years. Ms. Chrisp lives in Longview, Texas with her husband, David.
Description : Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a haunting story of friendship and family and the power of faith, once again set against the lush backdrop of the Lousiana bayou. After her mother walked out on Shelby Jayne and her dad, Shelby thought she'd never speak to her mamma again. But with her dad leaving the country for work, it turns out she doesn't have a choice: Shelby has to move back into her mamma's house, deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayou. Her new classmates tease and torment her, so Shelby's relieved to finally find a friend in Gwen, a mysterious girl who lives alone on the bayou. But Shelby can't help wondering if Gwen has something to do with the puzzling messages she finds hidden in the blue bottle tree behind her house. The only person who might be able to explain is her mamma — but Shelby's not ready to ask. Not yet. It may take a brush with something from the beyond to help Shelby see that the power to put her own ghosts to...
Description : A father and son sales team reveal the secrets of salessuccess In Golden Circle Secrets, father-and-son team Dale and Ben Midgleyshow management and the sales team how to achieve consistentsuccess in sales. Based on a unique new strategy that responds tocustomer values and expectations, the Midgleys reveal how sales andmanagement are inseparable components of sales success that mustwork in tandem to produce consistent results for an organization.Sales increase when management and its sales force are on the samepage. The "golden circle" is based on a customer-oriented businesssystem specifically designed to help companies attract and satisfycustomers and energize employees, while maintaining a consistentlyhealthy level of profits.
Description : The bonds of the Secret Circle are weakening. Cassie's evil half-sister has surfaced and won't rest until she has taken Cassie's place in the Secret Circle. And a band of powerful witch-hunters are targeting the group, determined to destroy them. Will the circle remain intact despite the powerfully evil magic that has infiltrated their ring? And will Cassie survive this ultimate battle between good and evil?
Description : The Story of the Circle Curtain is a unique craft book, which brings a fictional novella to life and gives the specific how-to techniques for making these whimsical and unusual curtains. The author creates her fictional heroine, Lydia, to represent the all-consuming nature of crafts and sewing, compelling activities that can absorb the seamstress or crafter so completely, that one is tempted to call the desire to create an obsession. All those who create -- artists, musicians, metallurgists, printers, bakers, writers, crafters, seamstresses, sculptors and designers -- understand the drive their form of expression demands. The Story of the Circle Curtain is a unique expression of the creative drive, which provides the reader the tools to join in the fun of making these decorative wall, window and door hangings.
Description : Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical and scientific knowledge in early modern Europe. As a new fascination with novelty began to take hold from the late fifteenth century, Europeans thirsted for previously unknown details about the natural world: new plants, animals, and other objects from nature, new recipes for medical and alchemical procedures, new knowledge about the human body, and new facts about the way nature worked. These 'secrets' became popular items of commerce and trade, as the quest for new and exclusive bits of information met the vibrant early modern marketplace. Whether disclosed widely in print or kept more circumspect in manuscripts, secrets helped drive an expanding interest in acquiring knowledge throughout early modern Europe. Bringing together international scholars, this volume provides a pan-European and interdisciplinary overview on the topic. Each essay offers significant new interpretations of the role played by secrets in their area of specialization. Chapters address key themes in early modern history and the history of medicine, science and technology including: the possession, circulation and exchange of secret knowledge across Europe; alchemical secrets and laboratory processes; patronage and the upper-class market for secrets; medical secrets and the emerging market for proprietary medicines; secrets and cosmetics; secrets and the body and finally gender and secrets.