When Aphra leaves her old life behind to begin afresh in a peaceful Scottish village, little does she know that there is much more to this rural idyll than meets the eye. As we discover more about each person living in her new home it is clear that there are mysteries bubbling under the surface which will keep you guessing as to what is really going on in this village. An unexpected twist in the middle of this tale will show how inextricably linked the lives of the residents are and how one simple kindness can affect the fates of generations. Will Aphra find love again?
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Jennifer Aagar, a dutiful wife and mother hopes her life can return back to normality with her husband Simon, after her three children have fled the nest. However, she soon discovers her marriage is in serious trouble. Jennifer has no option but to confront Simon of his affair. But how will she break the news to her family and how will her friends react? When Jennifer is at her all time low, she comes to realise she can turn her life around. Aunt Rose, a mother-figure who has always been there through thick and thin reignites Jennifer's passion for life once again.
Nemeila's fate is decided before she is born when her parents' spaceship crash-lands on Earth on the day of her birth. A mortal enemy, Tobyn, murders her father and vows to use his sorcerer's powers to destroy Nemeila. Rescued by a wolf and raised by foster parents, she makes her way across the ocean to a distant country where her enemy has taken control and caused the rightful King Parlan to flee into exile. Can Nemi use her own inherited magical powers to defeat Tobyn and restore Parlan to his kingdom?
An ordinary girl arrives in London in the 1990s with unclear aspirations but with a determination to enjoy life. Following a turbulent relationship which includes the heavy use of recreational drugs the writer develops paranoid schizophrenia. This is her story, told with humour and insight, a story of coping with the disease and meeting the challenges of raising a son. Told with warmth and insight, By the Light of the Silvery Moon shows that there is hope and there is a future for those suffering with schizophrenia.
Buddhism, which originated in India in the sixth century BC, faded into near oblivion by the thirteenth century. However, it spread to other countries in Asia, and along with it, Buddhist art. Like many other religions, Buddhism found expression in the art and architecture of the various cultures it touched. Tracing the Indian influence on Buddhist art in Asia is a central theme of this book.
The Napoleonic War is raging and Caleb, a sacked pageboy, enlists as a Drummer Boy in the newly formed 95th Regiment and faces the harshness of army life in Spain. Also, struggling with Spain's wild terrain and winter weather, Mary Banning's single minded attempt to locate her brother, who's missing in battle, almost ends in disaster when she is tricked and abandoned by her guide. She is placed in a compromising situation when rescued by an officer she loathes. She must marry him to prevent scandal and social ruin amongst those in polite society.
1939 to 1945 - six long years of war, this was for Jenny, a town girl, a time of upheaval. She felt the need to help her country when the war threatened. We see her move to the small country village of Sutton-on-Derwent in Yorkshire where she works as a land girl on a dairy farm close to an RAF airbase. There she encounters the crews of the brave bomber command pilots of Elvington.
Through love and loss, marriage and birth, we follow Jenny and the bomber command pilots as their stories become entwined right through to the war's conclusion.