Four captivating short stories by Mary Grand, author of best selling anthology 'Catching the Light'.
Four stories, four women making changes that will alter their lives for ever.
Give and Take
Days before her wedding, hairdresser Lisa has a huge row with her fiancé. He tells her she is over-reacting, so why does Lisa feel devastated? As Lisa listens to the two sides of a couple's marital problems in the salon, she begins to find answers.
Looking at the remains of the fire in her beautiful new kitchen, Ruth is very frightened and confused. Since moving with her new husband to Worthing nothing in her life makes sense. What is happening to her?
The Right Shoes
After a devastating family tragedy, Emma moved with her minister husband and daughter to the run down seaside resort of Ruxton. She refuses to talk to anyone about it: no-one will understand. Can a new friendship and a new puppy help Emma and her family heal and make a fresh start?
Holly's Perfect Christmas?
After separating herself from the oppressive cult where she was raised, Mackenzie Soeurs has two dreams: to give her son Riley a better life than she had, and to live in peace, as far from the harsh God of her past as she can get. At least that was the plan until her son got hauled to jail for theft and she lost the mother she never truly understood. In the darkest moments of her life, Mac finds herself surrounded by a group of Christian women she can't understand and a handsome man, willing to take her son under his wing.
Dane Cooper, Garfield's former bad boy and groom left at the altar, can't deny his initial attraction to Mackenzie. Neither can he resist the urge from God to mentor her delinquent son. How can he guard his battered heart and still give Riley the same second chance he was given?
When Jesse, Charley, Randy, and Alex signed up for Mac's first fitness class, they were looking for someone to whip them into physical shape. What they found was a woman bound by a cruel ...
Ellery's life has been turned upside down. Her mother passed away, her dad lost his job, and Now they are moving to her grandmother's creepy old house. A house that has a reputation for being known as the Witch House. She laughs it off, but quickly finds out it's more than just small town gossip.
Skylar has lived across the street from the Witch House his entire life. He even has a reason to believe the gossip spread around his small town about the old house, but when Ellery shows up, he finds himself constantly entering the place he's feared, all because of her.
Together will they be able to defeat the evil that lurks in Witch House or will it claim them too?
Roxana Delfield, wearing a dress of blue-checked gingham, stout leather shoes and white stockings, and a broad-rimmed hat of rough straw, ran down the narrow path that led from her Grandmother Miller's farm to the highway leading to the little village of Antietam, Maryland.
The path curved about a rocky ledge, skirted a group of small cedar trees and reached a stone wall where there was an opening just wide enough for one person to squeeze through. Roxy thought it was a fortunate thing that all the people at her Grandmother Miller's were thin enough to get through this opening, all except Dulcie, the negro cook, who declared her weight "up'ards ob two hunderd pounds." Dulcie, however, seldom left the farm, and when she did was obliged to take the longer way by the road.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 105 Pages (816 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 14th, 2020
You can run but you can't hide.
During a camping trip to the Catskill Mountains, Charlotte's boyfriend Luke, a former soldier suffering PTSD, goes on a rampage, nearly killing Charlotte and her two friends. A year later Charlotte is a graduate student in the small college town of Ashenville, North Carolina. Yet her new life is shattered when Luke, recently released from prison, shows up on her doorstep, demanding to get back together. When it becomes clear to Luke that she is no longer interested in him, and she has in fact moved on with a new boyfriend, he vows to kill her. Now, it seems, Charlotte only has one option: Run.
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This carefully edited Rudyard Kipling collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Table of Contents:
The Light That Failed
Captain Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks
The Naulahka: A Story of West and East
Stalky and Co.
Short Story Collections:
The City of Dreadful Night
Plain Tales from the Hills
Soldier's Three (The Story of the Gadsbys)
Soldier's Three - Part II
The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories
Under the Deodars
Wee Willie Winkie
The Jungle Book
The Second Jungle Book
The Day's Work
Just So Stories
Traffics and Discoveries
Puck of Pook's Hill
Actions and Reactions
Abaft the Funnel
Rewards and Fairies
The Eyes of Asia
A Diversity of Creatures
Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads
The Seven Seas
An Almanac of Twelve Sports
The Five Nations
Songs from Books
The Years Between
How Shakespeare Came to Write the ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 6,676 Pages (44,187 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 13th, 2020
This carefully edited collection of the greatest SF stories of Murray Leinster has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Table of Contents:
The Fourth-Dimensional Demonstrator
The Other Now
A Logic Named Joe
The Ambulance Made Two Trips
If You Was a Moklin
A Matter of Importance
The Machine That Saved The World
The Mad Planet
The Red Dust
Morale: A Story of the War of 1941-43
Attention Saint Patrick
Sam, This is You
Genre: Short Stories Length: 780 Pages (1,562 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 13th, 2020
There was no way he could convince anyone that he did not try to kill the president and he had given up on trying to tell anyone his story but he knew that he had to come clean with her.
"Yes and no," James replied.
"Don't worry I'm not going to report you," she said as she placed the eye scanner away. "I'm Arnold and I understand why Raymond would tell you to find me."
James was not sure whether to be worried or relieved that she was not going to report him. Arnold sat down and asked what brought him to her place.
"I'm trying to prove my innocence and I need cash and other things."
This was entirely new territory to James but it seemed that Arnold was not new to it as she listened to him before she said.
"How much do you have in your account?"
"Around eight hundred thousand dollars or so," James replied.
It was clear that Arnold was giving him more of her interest now that she heard how much he had in his frozen account. She whistled as she went to.the next room and brought ...
Past, present, and future collide in this collection of stories from the heart of the Singularverse.
Discover the origin of the Baetylus Stone. Witness the tragedy that gave rise to Nathan Miller. Experience the Big One through the eyes of one family. Navigate the corridors of power in the hunt for augments. Fear the reckoning to come.
Catch up with all your favorite characters, and prepare to meet new ones, in the next chapter of this epic saga.