A spunky young widow hires a farmhand with a bad reputation to help her get her cotton to Jefferson to meet the wagon train, and sparks fly—but can she love a man who doesn’t love the Lord? Susannah Abbot Baylor reluctantly hires Henry Buckmeyer to help her along the Jefferson Trace, the hard stretch of land between her Texas farm and the cotton market, where she is determined to get a fair price for her crop. It’s been a rough year, and she’s in danger of losing the land her husband left to her and the children, but she’ll need help getting both of her wagons to Jefferson safely. She knows Henry’s reputation as a layabout and is prepared for his insolence, but she is not expecting his irresistible good looks or his gentle manner. Soon they are entwined in a romantic relationship that only gets more complicated when Susannah learns that Henry doesn’t know God the way she does. Dangers arise on the road—but none as difficult as the trial her heart is going through. Will Susannah and Henry’s love overcome their differences? And will she get her crop safely to the cotton market with enough money to save the farm? In this heartening and adventurous tale, a young woman’s fortitude, faith, and heart are put to the ultimate test.
Bugbears are a communal race traditionally associated with evil and with a deep hatred for elves. In order to teach their young, however, they keep samples of their enemies as pets. Enter Ptielieren, a relatively young adult elf, who lives moment to moment in fear of upsetting his captors. Perpetually hungry, often injured, and vaguely jealous of the stability he sees in those of similar rank to himself, Ptielieren has resolved to court a handler, a single bugbear who will offer food, protection, and stability in exchange for a mutual exchange of companionship and willing compliance to the cultural expectations of the den. With so much to gain from making a partnership work, Ptielieren is willing to accept the guiding hand of any bugbear that will take him, casting his sense of self to the side. This is not a happy story, but nor is it a tragedy.
Reproduction of the original: Comic Tragedies by Louisa May Alcott
Adah Isaacs Menken was the most highly paid and most scandalous stage performer of the 1860s. She is also one of the most fascinating and unconventional writers in American literary history, and the first to follow the revolution in poetry started by Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. This edition presents, for the first time, a generous selection of Menken’s uncollected poems and essays, along with the first edition of Infelicia (1868), her only book. Also included is a range of carefully selected appendices that help contextualize Menken’s writings in terms of theater, Judaism, Bohemianism, women’s rights, and women writers.
To understand the continued and far-reaching ministry of A. W. Tozer, it is important to know who he was, including his relationship with God. In The Life of A. W. Tozer, James Snyder lets us in on the life and times of a deep thinker who was not afraid to “tell it like it is” and never compromised his beliefs. A. W. Tozer’s spiritual legacy continues today as his writings challenge readers to a deeper relationship and worship of God in reverence and adoration. Here is Tozer’s life story, from boyhood and his conversion at the age of seventeen, to his years of pastoring and writing more than 40 books, at least two regarded as Christian classics that continue to appear on best seller lists today. Examining Tozer’s life allows the reader to learn from a prophet with much to say against the compromises he observed in contemporary Christian living and the hope he found in his incredible God. “The Life of A. W. Tozer gives a behind the scenes look at the man and his message. We see God at work with hammer and chisel to shape Tozer’s life into a vessel capable of influencing all who desire to walk with God. No single author has influenced me personally more than A. W. Tozer. I thank God for his influence on my life.”Gary M. Benedict, President, The Christian and Missionary Alliance
Sensible business woman Shelly Baker has an idealistic goal of finding true love, passion and devotion, the kind of romance she had in her marriage, the kind she thought she had found again with handsome, enticing Stan Perry. After a rancorous breakup with Stan, Shelly needs the encouragement of her family and friends to try again. Retired professional hockey player Brent Dawson is smitten with Shelly the first time they meet and determined to lavish his love upon her in every way. But widower Brent's selfless vow of love for his beautiful departed wife was a bond of such fortitude, its tenacity threatens to choke the delicate tendrils of new love.