The novel takes place in in Lagerlöf's native Värmland and is about the tenant farmer Jan in Skrolycka and his daughter Glory Goldie Sunnycastle. He loves his daughter more than anything else, but after she moves to Stockholm at age 18, she stops sending letters home. The father sinks into a dream world where he imagines she has become a noble empress of "Portugallia", making him a great Emperor.
Genre: Family Life Length: 200 Pages (2,705 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 19th, 2020
This is the first of four novels portraying the uplifting and timeless journeys of four generations of the Bird Family. This book is about the lifetime friendship between a seventy-five year old Holocaust survivor and an eighteen year old car accident survivor as well as their incredible experiences both before and after they met. Their will to live life to the fullest and capacity for love conquers all, even death.
The novel is based in part upon my own true story and recovery from a serious car accident.
An unlikely friendship is kindled when a young disabled man meets a Holocaust survivor.
In this short novel, Rosenfeld weaves together the tragic, yet inspiring stories of two unlikely friends. Jonathan, 18, is a car-accident survivor and working to regain strength in his legs. Sarah, a Holocaust survivor with many emotional scars, searches for ways to live with a past that continually haunts her. When the two meet in a fitness-center Jacuzzi after swimming for ...
Genre: Family Life Length: 157 Pages (410 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 19th, 2020
"There is nothing in this world that forgiveness cannot heal."
Waya Ridge is a homeless man in his mid-forties who has no concern for anyone else -- only himself and where he's getting his next fix. He steals a bicycle from another homeless "friend" and takes off down the Pacific Coast Highway where a callous motorist rams into the back of the bicycle and continues on, despite sending helmet-less Waya flying headlong into the rocks on the cliffside just beyond the railing. It is a driver passing in the opposite direction who witnesses the hit-and-run and stops to rescue the broken man.
Thus begins a new journey down a completely different road for Waya Ridge -- and his sister, Ahyoka Ridge, who has issues of unforgiveness for her brother.
Genre: Family Life Length: 144 Pages (686 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 19th, 2020
Middle-aged grandmother Lyn Walker has a date for her Employment and Support Allowance appeal, challenging a decision that she is fit for work despite her life-changing injuries from a road traffic accident. But she has other things on her mind. Husband Terry has a date for his heart operation but he's afraid he might not make it and who will care for Lyn if he doesn't survive?
At the Solent Welfare Rights Project, Hilary Carrington and her colleagues are facing up to the aftermath of a tragedy they might have prevented. Although the evidence they've collected should help Lyn with her case, a surprise announcement by their manager puts extra pressure on Hilary and Toby, while Martin and Tricia fear they may soon have no jobs at all. Are the Project's days numbered, or does Hilary have a solution?
This is the third and final part of 'Limited Capability' and will usually be free to download on the third and fifth Saturday every month.
Genre: Family Life Length: 185 Pages (859 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 19th, 2020
'... combines the intriguing subjects of surrogacy and obsessive love - a dangerous cocktail of give and take.'
Tina and Steve seem to be the golden couple: rich, good-looking, with everything they could want, except a child of their own. Tina is a very beautiful but temperamental former model. Steve is a successful businessman with international interests who also wants to develop his stately home in the country as a garden centre and leisure complex in order to give his wife an occupation.
The lynchpin to this enterprise is Louise, solid, sensible and not unattractive, who has loyally and devotedly worked for Steve for years. She is convinced that Steve married the wrong woman and that he should have realised that she herself would have been his perfect partner. Her obsession with him, and her wish to be more closely bound to him, leads her to offer to be a surrogate mother to his much-wanted child by Tina.
The consequences of this radical suggestion, and the effect it has on the ...
Genre: Family Life Length: 226 Pages (407 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020