After meeting briefly in Paris and falling instantly in love with Alexander Lowenstein, an American, naive and determined Catherine Bresson defies her father's objections by continuing to write to her American suitor who is insistent in his pledge to return to her. When Alex is manipulated into marriage by his girlfriend, Catherine puts her feelings for him aside and eventually marries Gerard Cremieux, a young Jewish law student from her village in the south of France. Their lives go on separately, Alex as a high school teacher in New York and Catherine as a young wife. When Gerard dies unexpectedly, Catherine, overcome with grief, reaches out to Alex and their long-distance love affair begins again through once-a-year letters until Alex can divorce his wife. When the Nazis invade the south of France, Catherine's life is thrown into turmoil because of the smoldering anti-Semitism there. It is only after the war that pure happenstance reunites her with the man who promised to return to her thirty years before.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). A salute to the music and memories of WWII, including a year-by-year chronology of events on the homefront, dozens of photos, and 51 radio favorites of the GIs and their families back home, including: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy * Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me) * I Don't Want to Walk Without You * I'll Be Seeing You * Moonlight in Vermont * There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere * You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To * and more.
"Drawing together aspects of media studies, cultural studies, film studies, structuralism, mythology, literary criticism, feminism, and social commentary, this book examines the position of The Prisoner as a television classic. Gregory argues that its allegorical depiction of a totalitarian world where technology enables the powers-that-be to control every aspect of its citizens' lives becomes more and more relevant as the years go by. Decodings of all of the series' episodes are detailed, explaining how the series broke with the usual conventions of a TV series."
The murdered woman could have been her double. When reporter Meghan Collins sees the sheet-wrapped corpse in a New York City hospital, she feels as if she's staring into her own face. And Meghan has troubles enough already without this bizarre experience. Nine months ago, her much-loved father's car spun off a New York bridge. Now, investigators are saying that there's no trace of his car in the river, and they suspect he faked his own death. With frightening speed, links start to appear between Meghan's father and her dead lookalike. Meghan may be in danger herself, but she's determined to find the truth to the mystery. In a nightmare journey spiraling from New York to Connecticut to Arizona, Meghan finds that the truth can sometimes be deadly.
‘I hope this letter gets to you quickly. We are always waiting, aren’t we? Perhaps the greatest gift this war has given us is the anticipation...’
Everybody in Fallon's Landing remembers Quaid O'Fallon as the street-tough kid adopted by the tight-knit clan and made into one of their own. Quaid has spent the last few years working in the Coast Guard Search and Rescue in Alaska, but he's still got a hint of danger humming under the surface--and a heart fiercely loyal to the man who saved him, Rory O'Fallon. That's why he had to come back home. What he doesn't expect is to run into the only person who's ever cracked his armor, Cynthia James. His attraction to the single mom has lasted years even though they're worlds apart. She loves New York; he loves the River. She's Vogue; he's Field & Stream. She designs beautiful clothes; his job is fishing people out of dangerous waters. He may be a rough-and-tumble river man, but he's not about to let a second chance at his dream woman get away. Cynthia came home to Fallon's Landing in defeat after her smooth-talking husband ran her clothing business into the ground and left her with their son to raise. The last thing she needs is another man in her life, no matter how incredibly tempting he is. But Quaid's always been a fascination to her. She's wondered what those strong arms would feel like wrapped around her, or what ways a man that bold might have of pleasing a woman. He's all wrong for her, but once she shuts out the rest of the world and tastes Quaid's hungry kisses, all she can think about is just how right he feels.
Young news reporter Meghan Collins is on an assignment in a busy casualty department of a New York hospital. A trauma team bring in a street mugging victim, a young woman robbed of her identification. The medics are working furiously to revive her, but finally give up, remove the oxygen mask that has covered her face and Meghan hurls head first into a living nightmare. The face is a mirror image of her own...To add to the mystery of her murdered doppelganger, the recent death of Meghan's father is suddenly being treated as a suspicious case...As the links between these two mysterious stories increase, Meghan's own life could be in danger.
A riveting tale of forbidden love and overriding passion in the run up to the second world war. Village girl Linda Bellwood has always been in awe of the glamorous Hylton family. So when they hire her as companion to the grandmother, she's thrilled. However, when her friendship with the youngest son Florian blossoms into something more, the rest of the family are not so welcoming. Disowned and thrown out, Linda and Florian escape to the city and struggle to keep afloat in the depths of bohemian London. With Florian squandering their money on his far-fetched dreams of becoming a writer, their relationship begins to unravel. But then war is declared and their troubles seem to pale in comparison with the challenges ahead...
When Juliet Porter's mother dies, she leaves Juliet some old letters and a photograph which shatter all her previously-held beliefs. They show that her real father was an American bomber pilot in the second world war, some forty years before, and that he had met her mother while serving in England. Armed only with this photo, Juliet sets out to trace her real father, and eventually finds the airfield where he served. In 1943, Juliet's mother Daisy is in the WAAF and stationed at the airfield which is taken over by the American airmen at a moment's notice. She falls in love with a bomber pilot who is then posted missing, presumed dead; pregnant and grieving, she marries a long-term admirer only to discover, at the end of the war, that her pilot had survived...
Carley Mattea thinks that boys only like girls who are pretty - especially boys as popular and handsome as Kyle Westin. Scarred by a facial deformity, she believes that Kyle would never have fallen for her if it hadn't been for the chemistry accident that left him temporarily blind. When Kyle discovers that his sight will soon be restored, Carley can't help but worry about his reaction when he sees her face for the first time. Will Kyle's feelings prove to be more than skin-deep?
"Chelsea sat frozen, not understanding everything the doctor said. "It may or may not get worse. It can go to total blindness. There's just no way of predicting." "Somebody must be able to help her." Her father's voice broke, and he turned away. Chelsea touched his shoulder. Her mother held her close. For a long time they just sat there saying nothing."--P.  of cover.
SURPRISE #1: Her client, dead in his salad plate. SURPRISE #2: Detective Raphael Montiel. Caterer Kate Mulhern's life was suddenly full of surprises. And her knee-buckling attraction to the rogue cop assigned to protect her was the biggest shock of all. For steel-bodied Raphael wasn't the sort to get cold-cocked by Cupid. So Kate had to remember that his strong embrace was merely a tactic to make her safe. His heated, watchful eyes were only keeping surveillance. And his kisses were nothing but…pure love?
"I hope this letter gets to you quickly. We are always waiting, aren't we? Perhaps the greatest gift this war has given us is the anticipation…" It's January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a sensible professor's wife with a love of gardening and a generous, old soul. Glory comes from New England society; Rita lives in Iowa, trying to make ends meet. They have nothing in common except one powerful bond: the men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home. Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and gives them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Connected across the country by the lifeline of the written word, each woman finds her life profoundly altered by the other's unwavering support. A collaboration of two authors whose own beautiful story mirrors that on the page, I'll Be Seeing You is a deeply moving union of style and charm. Filled with unforgettable characters and grace, it is a timeless celebration of friendship and the strength and solidarity of women.
This is a true love story of a woman who walked through life's trials with God by her side. Her walk and faith in Jesus Christ manifests itself when she tells of her trials and tribulations, that she endured during World War II, Vietnam and during her almost 65 years of marriage to the same man. Her continued faith will inspire you, and help you to understand what you may need to do, when you are confronted with life's tragic and sometimes sudden events. She is of the "Greatest Generation" and her story, much of which is in her own words, will instill in you that courage that her generation had. This story was accomplished with historical perspective and with a feeling of deep religious conviction.
Deane and Joe Johnson had big plans to travel the world and return to the carefree existence of their youth after Joe's retirement at the age of 75. But when Joe was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, they were forced to put their dreams on hold—permanently. In I'll Be Seeing You, Deane documents the day-to-day journey she has shared with her husband as his memory has faded and the winter of life has approached. Her book is a powerful testament of love, commitment, and the art of growing old. Through Deane's journal entries, we can all learn the true meaning of Love when it matters the most...
December 7, 1941, San Francisco is on high alert following the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Mulligan family is grappling with the news that Peter, beloved son and brother, is among the missing. Each of the Mulligan sisters--Bridget, Margaret, Colleen and Molly--strives to find her place in the rapidly changing world in these early days of World War II. With their father ailing, Margaret takes over management of the family's grocery store--trying to keep hoarders at bay while daydreaming of a June wedding. Meanwhile Bridget focuses on her board exams and hopes to be accepted as an Army nurse. Beautiful Colleen, the "family flibbertigibbet" just wants to have fun--despite the dire news of the war. But it's the "baby"--fifteen-year-old Molly--who seems to be the glue that holds the family together. With siblings, friends, and beaus being shipped out weekly, the remaining Mulligans quickly realize that this war will be fought on two fronts--at home and overseas. Each of the strong, hopeful Mulligan sisters will do their part if they hope to see victory and the end of the war.
FAITH, HOPE, LOVE... Stephen discovers how profoundly his six-week experience with Arianne changed him with school's resumption. He feels her presence daily and finds he must carry forward the lessons she taught. He meets Gina Cameron in his first class of the new term; she helps Stephen teach his first important lesson through song. Stephen's friends also make discoveries in their lives. Richard Fuller returns to his classes in Philadelphia more confident and assertive than in the past. Andrew Thompson finds changes in his high school orchestra ... some of which enormously displease him. His actions have repercussions far beyond Arianne's final lessons for him. As school progresses, Stephen, Doug, and Jason prepare the orchestra for their fall performances, the first of which takes them to an elementary school. Stephen meets second-grader Elinor Rogers through an unexpected musical duet. The little girl simply astonishes him. Andrew Thompson's outburst forces both his principal and orchestra teacher to reassess their positions on the school's music program. Andrew has thrown them a challenge which they simply cannot ignore. Consequently, Stephen and Doug make a return trip to the Philadelphia area, where they lead an orchestra clinic for Andrew's orchestra--the orchestra where Arianne once played. The trip inspires the young men from Clarkstowne to make new friends and deepen their friendship with Andrew. And, during this trip, Stephen has another encounter with seven-year-old Elinor, who will put everything he learned from Arianne to the test. She and her mother are on the bus with Stephen and Doug for the return trip to Clarkstowne; when the bus crashes, Stephen discovers that, suddenly, he is all she has left in this world ... where the only gifts he can give her are faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love...