When the slaves' emancipation reaches Texas, a black woman named Lifee and her family rely on their extraordinary resilience and ingenuity to face the reverberations of slavery and stake out a farm and a home of their own. Reprint.
Destiny and desire intertwine in a passionate romance from bestselling author Katherine Kingsley. “Another dreamspun romance…once more Katherine Kingsley works her magic…in a story that lifts your heart and makes your soul sing.” —Romantic Times During her years of exile in Wales, Serafina’s only solace has been the golden-haired lover who has haunted her dreams. On the eve of her wedding, Serafina is sure the man she will marry the next day is the man of her dreams, even though they’ve never met. But during a moonlight walk in the woods she comes across a dark stranger who shatters her hopes with a kiss and a devastating revelation of the feelings of her betrothed. Preparing to marry a woman he doesn’t know, Aiden Delaware, Earl of Aubrey, seeks solace in the woods, stumbling upon a maiden as beautiful as a fairy queen. He tells her his darkest secret: that he already despises his betrothed and has no wish to be forced into an arranged marriage. Resigned to never seeing the ethereal apparition again, he’s shocked to meet her again the next day: the beauty from the woods he’d loved at first sight turns out to be the unwanted fiancée, who now knows his true feelings. Despite this inauspicious beginning, Aiden and Serafina gradually discover that marriage is more than a contract, and love can span more than a lifetime. “Ms. Kingsley has done an excellent job of bringing us two wonderful lovers and a cast of secondary characters you can sink your teeth into.” —Rendezvous
Percy is incredibly accident-prone, and holds the dubious record of the most accidents. Percy has had a small rivalary with Harold, however, they are always willing to help each other when in trouble.
"Wake of the Wind Dancer" was written from a daily accounting of the journey that Karl Adams took across America in his kayak, the Wind Dancer, and on foot. He followed or closely paralleled the path of seven of America's early explorers; Lewis and Clark among them. He is the only person known to have covered this entire route by boat and on foot, with no support team or power other than the energy supplied by his own body. Each stroke of his paddles brought an ever changing, panoramic view and a different and challenging adventure; at times humorous and at other times perilous, sometimes even life threatening. When he ran out of waterways he walked, pulling the kayak behind him for three hundred and fifty miles. He took pictures of the interesting and beautiful sights along the way which he used to create a travelogue of his journey to show to his family and friends at the end of his year of travels. Wake of the Wind Dancer is a stimulating, photographic narrative that provides a valuable historical record of his exciting and sometimes harrowing year-long adventure from Oregon to Florida on foot and by kayak!
Author retraced the route of several early American explorers, paddling and porting a kayak from Washington State to Florida via the Columbia, Snake, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee rivers, and the Florida Intracoastal Waterways, a distance of 5,111 miles, in 202 days, in 1987.