The nursery was high up under the eaves, so that the rest of the house seemed faraway -- a wonderful region where music might sound, or where, by stealing down, one might see fair ladies like the princesses of the tales smiling at gallant gentlemen. One's own mother might turn, indeed, into a princess just before it was time to go to bed, with white arms and jewels upon her neck. Then one fell asleep knowing that no day in Weir could be without its enchantment, whether the clouds seemed caught in the tree-tops, or the snow flew and made the red roofs white; or whether the sun danced on the green lawns, for each day ended with a faery tale, and these are the tales of Weir.
A perfect, feel-good summer read about love, life and family. One long hot summer. Secrets never stay buried for long… Portia is determined to restore Buttersley Manor, her family’s crumbling ancestral home, to its former glory. Yet she has a feeling that there are a few forgotten skeletons in the dust-covered cupboards. Jenny has put her life on hold for far too long. It’s time to finally start living and to dig up those hopes and dreams she’s kept hidden all these years – but is she brave enough? Rich is happily married with a beautiful wife and lovely daughter. In fact, his world is perfect until a very unexpected consequence of his past walks through the door… Joe would like nothing more than to travel back in time to when he and Gina were happy.
But is it too late to rescue what they once had? One thing’s for sure, nothing’s ever quite what it seems when it comes to life in the country!
Can a vampire and a mummy learn to share? Scarlet is a feisty little Vampire, and her best friend, Igor, is a roly-poly little Mummy. Together, they star in three humorous, heartwarming stories about two friends who never agree on anything. That is -- until they discover different ideas can become even better ideas when they cooperate!
In 1873, Amelia Penrose and her twin brother James are abandoned as babies in a trunk outside a Liverpool orphanage. Amelia grows up longing for security and, at eighteen years of ages, she marries American sailor, Miles Carter.
They exchange England for Seattle, and are soon making the treacherous journey north to the Klondike where they hope to make their fortune. While searching for gold, Amelia experiences love and loss, and comes to find the true meaning of security...
Shortly after the Revolution, new waves of settlers came from the Hudson Valley and New England to the hills and woodlands of Central New York. This charming book contains extensive boyhood reminiscences from the out-of-print autobiographies of two men who grew up in the Cooper Country during the frontier period. Levi Beardsley came to Otsego County in 1790; Henry Wright came ten years later. These men give us memorable descriptions of bear hunts, clearing the forests and building log houses, eccentric clergymen and a drunken schoolmaster, cruelties and kindnesses, bees and dances, witches and Indians, and politics and religion.
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