As Hurricane Ophelia bears down on New York City, millions are caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes. Successful interior designer Ellen Wharton flies into New York from London, heedless of the hurricane warnings. She is intent on seeing her mother, Grace. But when the storm hits, the women are forced to wade through freezing waters to the police boats outside. British investment banker Charles Williams is travelling on business but is also eager to see his young daughters, who live with his beautiful, estranged ex-wife. As the hurricane rages, he desperately checks the shelters where thousands have taken refuge to find them, and runs into Ellen and her mother. Meanwhile Juliette Dubois, a dedicated ER doctor, fights to save lives when the generators at the hospital fail. The day of chaos takes its toll as New Yorkers struggle to face a natural disaster of epic proportions. But as lives are shattered, heroes are revealed – and then the real challenge begins, when the survivors face their futures . . . Unforgettable and powerful, RUSHING WATERS proves that even in the darkest storm there is courage, unexpected joy and new life . . . Danielle Steel is famous for her powerfully emotional stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.
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When a glacier starts to melt, a massive dam of ice fractures and floods an old growth forest! Small, stick creatures called Old Seeder Twigs are stranded in their tree home by raging floodwaters. Their fate is tied to an enormous and sinister beaver far away. A young Twig named Leaf and his fearless friend Rustle fly off on a gigantic leaf across dangerous grasslands seeking help. But the journey proves far more treacherous than imagined, and their only hope for rescue dims. Jittery chipmunks and a mysterious Twig stranger join the perilous mission, but time is growing very short. The Old Seeder is drowning. The goliath beaver must build a mighty dam to save Leaf's home, but will he even try? Twigs live in a fragile world of old forests and magnificent glaciers threatened by climate change, yet Twigs stick together to survive! Royalties are shared with nonprofits concerned with wildlife protection, climate change research, nature conservancy, and forest preservation. Twig stories are beautifully illustrated by D.W. Murray, an award-winning Disney artist. His credits include Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, and Curious George. He is a recipient of the New York Society of Illustrators Gallery and the 2004 Gold Aurora Award.
Sophia has her life all planned out—but her plan didn’t include being jilted or ending up in Dakota Territory. Sophia Makinoff is certain 1876 is the year that she’ll become the wife of a certain US Congressman, and happily plans her debut into the Capitol city. But when he proposes to her roommate instead, Sophia is stunned. Hoping to flee her heartache and humiliation, she signs up with the Board of Foreign Missions on a whim. With dreams of a romantic posting to the Far East, Sophia is dismayed to find she’s being sent to the Ponca Indian Agency in the bleak Dakota Territory. She can’t even run away effectively and begins to wonder how on earth she’ll be able to guide others as a missionary. But teaching the Ponca children provides her with a joy she has never known—and never expected—and ignites in her a passion for the people she’s sent to serve. It’s a passion shared by the Agency carpenter, Willoughby Dunn, a man whose integrity and selflessness are unmatched. The Poncas are barely surviving. When US policy decrees that they be uprooted from their land and marched hundreds of miles away in the middle of winter, Sophia and Will wade into rushing waters to fight for their friends, their love, and their destiny.
Conflict, abuse and death stalk the main character as she tries to find redemption. Her search for love brings her into relationships that threaten both to destroy her and redeem her.
Written and pictorial History of the Washougal River and Cape Horn areas of Washington State. For thirty some years Across Rushing Waters has been the go-to-book for the history of the Upper Washougal River. It has been mentioned in almost every major resource for the historian of Washington history.
Sixth and final volume of the long-awaited translation of one of Augustine's classics and a great work in Christian literature. Newly translated by Maria Boulding, O.S.B., whose masterful translation of Augustine's Confessions in the same series has been praised as being "of a different level of excellence from practically anything else in the market" (Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.) The Expositions recapitulate and focus the experiences of Augustine's personal life, his theological reflections, and his pastoral concerns as Bishop of Hippo.
ME is a composition of collaborative work that opens doors into the very experiences of the author, Tina Marie Lees; a memoir. The work has a focus of penetrating the readers inner core, providing insight that can offer a sense of connection to their very own experiences. Through turmoil and happiness, the literature offers many emotional experiences that permit a peer into the many doors of life.
Gary Thomas is a popular writer of Christian spirituality with a well-developed platform. Building on his bestselling books Sacred Pathways and Sacred Marriage; his newest book, Pure Pleasure; and his Gold Medallion-winning Authentic Faith, Thomas takes readers to new levels of inspiration and insight in Simply Sacred—a devotional made up of selections from his best writings about spirituality and spiritual formation. According to Thomas, “Those who have advanced in the Christian life have learned to develop an almost mystical memory that keeps them attuned to the fact that God is always with them ... always watching, always caring, always hearing.” Abounding with spiritual insights and practical truth, this book provides readers with the freedom to approach life in Christ with new wonder and joy each and every day.